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Posted 12/14/2012 by Wendy Sue in The Pub

Wendy Sue

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Posted: 12/14/2012 12:58:51 AM
Do you usually
(A) read the calls and make something specifically based on the call
(B )read the calls and go through your finished projects to see what fits?

Just curious...

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Posted: 12/14/2012 1:10:26 AM
I do both, but lately mostly (A).

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Pearl Maple
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May 2004
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Posted: 12/14/2012 3:40:01 AM
a bit of both, mostly A
fresh new product, trends, techniques

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Lisa Swift
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March 2002
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Posted: 12/14/2012 5:35:55 AM
i do mostly b.

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August 2003
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Posted: 12/14/2012 10:14:44 AM
I do mostly B~wish I had time to do A

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May 2003
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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:17:38 AM
A little bit of both, but mostly A.

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May 2010
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Posted: 12/14/2012 12:07:28 PM
I do mostly B...wish I could do more A


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Becki Adams

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August 2012
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Posted: 12/14/2012 5:27:59 PM
I mostly do A. Once in a while I find some in my albums but mostly I create for the call. I love the challenge

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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:21:15 PM
I do a little of both...

Wendy Sue

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Posted: 12/15/2012 1:52:29 PM
This is interesting. I have to admit that I used to use the calls as an excuse to try a new technique or just to scrap photos that were in the pile waiting to be added to our albums. I loved the extra incentive of a publication possibility!

Sarah Webb

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March 2006
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Posted: 12/15/2012 5:55:49 PM
B. I can't say that I have ever done A.

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Mary Jo R
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February 2004
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Loc: Missouri

Posted: 12/16/2012 7:22:35 PM
Definitely B for me usually.
A has just never worked for me

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Posted: 12/16/2012 8:58:49 PM
I definitely do both, but I usually find that if I do "A" I have a better chance of publication! And I'm happier with what I created, whether or not it gets picked up.


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February 2007
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Posted: 12/17/2012 2:35:09 PM
I do both, but mostly, I read the calls and i'll create something new!


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Posted: 12/17/2012 3:41:53 PM
I pretty much always just look for something I've already made that fits!
BUT...if I'm sitting down to make a new layout for an assignment or something where I'm free to do whatever, I'll check out the calls and see if anything fits!

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Melissa Elsner

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Posted: 12/19/2012 5:46:27 PM
I do both. Especially since some calls ask for "never before seen". Most of what I've made has been seen.

Wish I had more time to create new, though.

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