'On-going' Challenges & Swaps?

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Posted 1/13/2013 by looser in General Stamping
 

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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:33:46 PM
While I enjoy the occasional 'pop up' challenges we have--ditto swaps--I am pleased that we have some StamPeas who are exploring ways to offer 'regular' ones, too.

That said, I thot we might chat about 'regularly scheduled'. Feel free to share thots, comments & Qs.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:45:53 PM
When it comes to 'RS' challenges, I like a variety of time frames--weekly & monthly seem to get the most attention &/or players.

Among my faves are the color ones (We missya Eager), HAs & techniques.

When it comes to RS swaps? Pug's 'monthly tag' has a good format. Gives us a bit over 30 days to sign-on, do the piece & mail.

For ones like my 'Send YOU!', I'm comfortable with 90 days, but could see benefits from tightening up on the mailing deadline.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:51:35 PM
The way you word things sometimes makes me wonder what YOUR question is, Daniel?

Here are "regular" challenges (outside events) that we have had/are having:

Tag swaps
Send You Swap
Color Challenge
Christmas All Year
Card Sketch (Had Kimber's, now Christin hinted she is going to post one)
Photo Inspiration (I hinted I may have more by calling it #1)
Christmas in July?
Hoarder's Anonymous challenges

What am I missing?

I'm not sure what my questions would be. I can only hint further that I had planned to see how this photo inspiration went, how much interest there might be in doing again, and would possibly have them every so often, meaning probably less than once per month. However, I am open to not doing them or having someone else host the challenge.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:49:33 PM
Daniel knows, and I'm sure you haven't had a chance to notice it yet, Heidi, but there's a new monthly challenge on the block, "Christmas All Year". I just posted it in the last day or so.

I hope to entice Christmas card makers to make a few cards each month so they'll have a nice stash by the time Christmas rolls around again. And if you don't make Christmas cards (Daniel?) then maybe you'll work on another Christmas themed project, decor, gift ... whatever. Or any theme for that matter.

I like any schedule of challenges or swaps. When they come every week, I don't fret if I miss a week, because I know there will be another sketch/color/whatever coming. Monthly is nice too, for challenges that might require a little more time. I also like "pop up" challenges and I've been known to throw one in during fests. Sometimes a quick deadline is just the kick in the behind needed! Of course swaps require a little more time. I'm good with any schedule and any level of participation. No one wants to feel "required" to participate, then it will feel like homework!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:52:36 PM
Oh, and another thought I forgot to mention (and more on topic).

One benefit to regularly scheduled challenges or swaps ... hopefully they hold people's interest year round. Might not get so lonely around here between fests.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:28:28 AM
So is the idea that if things were more standardized, that it would be easier for everyone? I guess I had assume that less frequently would be better, but maybe not. I hope some others chime in here!

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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:58:47 AM
LOL & 'Sorry about that', Heidi! Sometimes I confuse myself...

First off. I am NOT suggesting we 'standardize' or regiment anything on our board--Heaven forfend!

I didn't have a specific question or suggestion in mind when I wrote the OP & my first reply, but... You & Cindi's posts provide great feedback.

As Cindi says, having some 'regularly scheduled' challenges/swaps might help us thru the doldrums that all online forums experience. But I certainly wouldn't want all C/Ss to be 'on-going' ones. I like the 'one-offs'. Great way for first time hosters to get their feet wet & lots of them end up becoming 'weeklies', monthlys, etc.

Take your 'photo' challenge for example... It's a good one. You covered all the parts & provided a clear premise for those who want to participate. Can't ask for better than that. Now. It may not get lots of takers or may get tons. It's the nature of challenges & I've hads lots of my own that just didn't 'click'. I certainly wouldn't stop offering a particular challenge based on its first try.

For the moment, however, let me stick with challenges only. As I see them, most fall into a few recognizable categories.

Non-sketch. Your photo challenge is (for me) one. You've provided a photo, but only asked players to choose what about it inspired their piece.

Sketch. Kimber's are excellent examples.

Project. Card, ATC, inchie, etc.

Color(s). Marshia's are good examples.

Materials. paper, fabric, CF, plastic, etc.

Technique(s). Lots to choose from.

I'm sure others could add to this list--& hope they do. Plus... Lots of challenges employ more than one of the above in their guidelines/requirements.

One thing I've noticed is that many of our most played 'ongoing' challenges set up a format that is easy-to-follow, but includes a 'twist' with each 'new' challenge in the series.

Back to my OP. I guess what I'm wondering is how other StamPeas feel about ongoing challenges? That includes those who like to host &/or play. So let me try again with some specific Qs...

1. Do you like ongoing challenges?
2. Are there 'specific' ones you would like to see offered?
3. Do you have timeframes you like--weekly, monthly, every X months, yearly?

Since swaps are often a whole different kettle-of-carp, I figure we can tackle them separately, but feel free to post here if you wish.

BTW, Heidi? Thank you! It's friends like you that help me everyday!




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Posted: 1/14/2013 11:44:02 AM
First off? Check out Christin's new sketch challenge. Cool & so much for advertising it...

Reason I'm mentioning it here is what she says in her OP about another StamPea (possibly) doing a '#2' of the challenge...

...Lots of times we have more than one member who comes up a similar idea for a challenge. Might be interesting to explore the idea of 'ongoing' challenges that have 'round robin' hosters. Whether weekly or monthly challenges, this might be a good way to reduce a hoster's burden &/or explore the concept of 'collaboration' on the part of hosters & players alike! Thots? Questions?

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Posted: 1/14/2013 9:13:43 PM
I like the wide variety and quantity of swaps and challenges that we currently have.

A couple ideas that may be considered in standardization discussions:

1. a way to distinguish the "official announcement" from all the similarly titled discussion threads.

2. a reminder to hosts to be aware that if they make a decision/change to their swap it needs to be added to their one list of "rules" It gets very confusing to know what is discussion vs new offical rules.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 9:30:38 AM
Good points, Jan.

One thing I like is that many hosts of on-going challenges/swaps do a new thread for each week/month--even if there's no sign-up necessary. It allows the host to tweak their guidelines as needed.

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Posted: 1/15/2013 2:52:22 PM

One thing I like is that many hosts of on-going challenges/swaps do a new thread for each week/month--even if there's no sign-up necessary. It allows the host to tweak their guidelines as needed.


Good to know, as I was debating that question of one thread or monthly threads for my Christmas All Year challenge. Reinforces my decision to go with a new monthly thread.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 1:49:00 PM
Changed the title for this thread--it's closer to what I'm talking about.

Christin did an interesting comment in her current #1 sketch challenge about others offering similar ones.

I offered a comment on her thread, but thot it might be worth exploring/discussing here.

We're building up a good number of weekly & monthly challenges & swaps. Good for us! That said, however, it can be a bit difficult for a host to keep up from week-to-week or month-to-month for any number of understandable reasons.

With that in mind, one alternative to a single host for an on-going challenge or swap, might be to have multiple hosts who could share the responsibilites.

Thots? Comments? Questions?

Please note!!! This is not meant to replace any host who wishes to do on-going C/S strictly on their own. Get it? Got It? Good!

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Posted: 1/16/2013 2:59:50 PM
Daniel, sorry it's taken so long to reply to your comments:

I'm pretty certain I'm not going to be able to do a card sketch very often this year so would love it if others jumped in, but I do think it's a good idea to have an overall 'host mother' (??) to set any 'rules', check that the numbers are in order, motivate people to host/play etc. And I'm happy to do that for the card sketches.

Thanks for your thoughts, Daniel - I hadn't thought about it too formally. I might start another 'master' thread later...
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:38:28 PM
It was brought up on the Card Sketch #1 thread regarding stamping requirements. Most challenges have them, as this is the "stamping" forum. However, it is true that this forum is formally AND informally considered a cardmaker's forum also.

So do we want to consider both stamping and non stamping challenges?

Some non stamping challenges would be fancy folds, die cutting, punching, etc.

My two cents is that maybe we are a little short on non-stamping challenges overall. However, I still prefer a lot of stamping challenges! And I think it should be up to the challenge host as to preference.

Any comments?

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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:11:34 PM
I like the idea of a challenge that maybe doesn't require us to do stamping. I often make cards or projects using punches, stickers or my cricut that have no stamping at all.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:16:09 PM
I too make cards where no stamping is involved--using punches, die cuts---but I also have done cards that only had watercolor, colored pencil, or chalk for example.

I mentioned on Christin's thread that the cardmaking forum that is on the Twopeas App was what first brought me to Twopeas---and it was only after talking to y'all that I learned how to use stamps more and got into them! And I also mentioned that it's fun for me to do nonstamping cards sometimes--and sometimes it's hard for me now! Which I am so surprised b/c I used to always make cards w/o stamps before Twopeas!!

So nonstamping challenges I'd be up for also!!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:22:17 AM
As I've said (over & over ) I'm not a cardmaker. But I'm also not a 'stamper'.

All I mean by that is that I don't define my crafting by specific project types or tools & techniques.

Far as non-stamping challenges? Why not! We all have the luxury of being able to offer a wide variety of kinds. Same for swaps.

Speaking just for myself, I'm often surprised when some challenges get tons of players & others go begging. You just never know. So the more the merrier far as I'm concerned.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:01:20 PM
I agree, Daniel. I consider myself a papercrafter now.

Sometimes I think the stamping requirements in challenges are tacked on a bit arbitrarily ("must include non-sentiment stamping" ) - I've done it myself, just cause it's what everyone else says!

I think it would be nice to have some challenges that don't require stamping, but at the end of the day we'd probably all include stamping anyway - but at least there'd be a choice, and any shy non-stampers wouldn't feel left out.

Obviously there are plenty of times that stamping is an important part of a challenge, but if it's not inherently part of the task, then why enforce it? The stampers can stamp, the non-stampers can feel welcome not to.
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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:59:08 AM
Amen, Christin! And... a few no-stamping-required challenges might produce some converts to stamping & vive-versa.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:29:32 PM
Wow...moving to papercrafting instead of stamping is is a HUGE shift for this forum!!!!

Stampers for years have long struggled to keep a stamping only forum at 2Peas.

This discussion needs to be a full forum disuccussion with this topic only--a few comments can not make this change!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:42:23 PM
I think I am primarily a stamper.

Am I right that most who have communicated so far have said that they prefer a few "no stamping required" challenges being added, not turning the whole forum into papercrafting?


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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:02:10 PM
One of the things I like most about this board at Two Peas is that it is primarily for Stampers. I personally am resistant to the idea of moving this forum toward cardmaking. I prefer it to be about stamping. And I love that our challenges often do include stamping as a requirement.

If there is serious interest about moving this forum from stamping to papercrafting, then I think that should be a separate post for discussion, and that it should be during at least one of our big events, where we can get lots of different opinions weighing in. I might not have even seen this discussion unless a friend shared it with me - because I can't participate all the time. And I know I'm not the only Stamping Pea who can't visit often.

If, however, this is about challenge hostesses and hosts opting to not make stamping a requirement for their challenge, I would say that is entirely up to them as the hostess or host.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:20:16 PM
Anne and Jan, we're not suggesting a change to the board or its primary focus!

A few people have just pointed out that, like it or not, it's not only a stamping board. If you use the iPhone App and press on 'cardmaking' you will be brought to this board. And that also used to be the case with the website, til they changed it during SOF12.

So 2peas has lumped them together, for whatever reason.

The only thing I and others are suggesting is that because of this we don't make EVERY challenge require stamping. But as Jan said, it's really up to the host/ess!

So don't panic - it's not a revolution!

ETA: just thought of a few more things - although the board is the same, the GALLERIES are separate for stamping and card making, so that may confuse people. And because of that...

Maybe we should ask 2Peas to make a separate 'Cardmaking' board, to stop the confusion. I don't know if anyone would frequent it, though, as all the regulars are stampers!
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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:23:57 PM
I think I maybe missed something!

I love paper and stamps and all that comes with it! I do consider myself more of a paper crafter rather than a stamper since I don't always use stamps with my projects.
I came to this board because I enjoy stamping and wanted to learn more about it and new techniques. While I prefer stamping required challenges, I definitely don't mind some challenges where stamping is optional.
I guess I missed, where the forum was going to paper crafting!?! I sincerely hope not. It is a little confusing on the 2ps app, there's a cardmaking and a stamping forum. I'm pretty sure they're the same threads listed on both. Am I the only one that's noticed?

Just my 2 cents here. While I love the stamping required challenge, I would not mind having some that explore different paper crafting techniques.
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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:34:29 PM
I think I may be to blame for some of the misunderstanding. Sorry!

I think what I neglected to say when I added this topic to this thread is that a few were commenting on Christin's card sketch challenge thread about her lack of requirement for stamping. And it was brought up how the 2Peas website USED TO have a cardmaking forum link, and the link brought you to this Stamping forum. The 2Peas iPhone app does still have this link, and that is how some peas find the stamping board, and why at least some look at it this way. I thought it was appropriate to bring the discussion to a wider audience on this thread where we were talking about what type of challenges we were thinking of...

I hope this clears up some of this. The conversation was NOT geared towards changing the entire forum, just giving the option for individual member challenges. I hope this makes more sense now!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:40:07 PM
Hey, Anne, you should have seen our discussion last week, when Daniel was trying to cancel Winterfest!

(that's a cheeky, trouble-making grin!)
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Posted: 1/18/2013 3:56:50 PM
No worries! I was a bit confused myself ... which is normal around here right now. That's why I said, if this then that, if this other thing then that. I'm just glad we have a Stamping Board at Two Peas!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 4:01:53 PM
LOL, Christin! You cheeky monkey!

OK, fellow StamPeas. How about we all take a deep breath?

No one is (or was) suggesting that 'we' reconstruct our forum--'least as far as I can see from our various posts.

What sometimes happens on a messageboard is that a phrase or comment gets picked up & we begin to get a domino effect--kind of like the old game of 'rumors'.

No one person is to 'blame' so there's no need for anyone to apologize or plead 'guilty'. Heck. We've all run across &/or written posts that--upon first reading--seem to be saying one thing when that's not what the poster was saying. And that's why we discuss & question in many of our posts. OK?

Far as I'm concerned this is the 'stamping group' @ 2Ps. Do I care if 2Ps connects us with cardmaking? Nope. It's their call as our site sponsor. Am I planning to become & gear my posts to/for cardmakers? Nope. Doesn't mean I won't give cardmaking a nod, but I joined this forum as a person who likes to stamp & see no reason to change.

So! Are we all cool? Good!

Now... I'd love to get some (more) comments on the idea of having multiple hosts for some of the on-going challenges & swaps. Would that help some of our non-hosters become hosts. (please note: 'host' is generic--not just male.)

Any current hosts interested in connecting with a 'partner'?

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Posted: 1/18/2013 4:38:51 PM
Yes, the Photo Inspiration Challenge is a good candidate for multiple hosts.

Also shamelessly plugging here that #1 is still going till midnight Monday night.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:14:59 AM
Oh boy - did I start this, when I so innocently asked the question after reading the requirements of the challenge. Our hostess of the challenge said she forgot to put in the requirement and graciously opened the challenge to any media..

I didn't mean to start an issue.

I am a stamped, scrapbooker and I love to play with other media - I believe all have their place here on the Stamping forum.

Certainly created a interesting conversation.

Let's all go back to our regularly scheduled program.

Sorry.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:15:22 AM
Oh boy - did I start this, when I so innocently asked the question after reading the requirements of the challenge. Our hostess of the challenge said she forgot to put in the requirement and graciously opened the challenge to any media..

I didn't mean to start an issue.

I am a stamped, scrapbooker and I love to play with other media - I believe all have their place here on the Stamping forum.

Certainly created a interesting conversation.

Let's all go back to our regularly scheduled program.

Sorry.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:29:29 AM
Hey friends! I like challenges to try to keep my mojo going. There was a several-month hiatus for my stamping/posting and blogging because school (I'm a teacher in a NEEDY school)took over my whole life. After I finished my last design team assignments, I just kinda stopped working in the craft room. As Christmas break came around, I reflected on that...I was losing time for me...SO I made a plan...

I am challenging myself to a color challenge every Saturday. I love color challenges (all challenges for that matter) but don't participate in most because I'm not interested in getting more stuff and would often go purchase more things in order to do a challenge (use what I have...nah that never happened!). Heaven knows, I have too much as it is.

I already pre-planned months of Saturday challenges on my blog (www.thestampingbug.blogspot.com) using www.design-seeds.com color inspiration. If you would like to join in on the challenge, feel free.

Another Challenge: I still love to blog hop and peruse the 2Peas stamping gallery, so I plan on doing that more. I've been pinning, liking, and commenting a lot these past few days.

Hope I can continue the challenge!

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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:43:15 AM
LOL, Lickey! If you want to assume 'guilt' be my guest. You, Heidi & Christin can duke it out for the 'honor'

Heidi. I'm still hoping to do a piece for your photo challenge, but won't make deadline. Thanx for letting us know that you would be interested in sharing hosting duties for an on-going photo-related challenge series. Would you like Peas to contact you by PM to discuss?

'Kerbear'. Interesting that you 'self-challenge'. That's never a bad idea, but like Cindi's 'Christmas All Year' or dieting with friends, lots of times posting the challenge helps the host motivate her/himself.

And I hearya about the 'don't need more stuff' part. Anymore, I often decline the generous offer of random raks for challenges, but they're fun too. So I welcome those who want to RAK & if my entry is chosen I can always speak with the host & ask her to draw another name.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:47:37 AM

Heidi. I'm still hoping to do a piece for your photo challenge, but won't make deadline. Thanx for letting us know that you would be interested in sharing hosting duties for an on-going photo-related challenge series. Would you like Peas to contact you by PM to discuss?


Yes I think that would work for anyone to PM me if they want to host the photo inspiration.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:56:26 PM
Thank you for clarifing some of my confusion of what the purpose of this forum and associate gallery is. It feels to me like it was a lot clearer prior to iphone apps...but things change. Please keep sharing because I do not have access to an iphone.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:16:02 PM
LOL, Jan! We still have a dial phone in our house! 'Sok pal! When technology gets in the way of communication we can always find a way to keep connected if we really want to.

Now back to the topic... Hope about talking 'deadlines'?

What sort of 'deadlines' would you prefer for challenges & swaps here on our forum. And I'm including those for sign-up & mailing to mention just two.

If it's only a challenge, we don't require time to sign-up, of course. But, do you have timeframes that would encourage you to participate in more challenges?

Feel free to comment & add questions!

Unable to upload on my own, I'm in the minority, but... I sometimes feel that 1 week deadlines are a bit tight for even those who can scan/photo & share. Thots?


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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:52:22 PM
For no particular reason, I have give about two weeks for any challenge I have hosted. I usually try to end it on a Monday or Tuesday to give people the benefit of a weekend right before the due date.

I really like for my personal organization, a challenge that ends on the last day of the month. However, I agree with the person who said that a short challenge sometimes is just the thing to get you moving...I do see how this leaves some people out, though.

I am really interested in hearing everyone's opinion on this.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 5:06:44 PM
I've read through the entire post. I'm so glad that we're still a Stamping Board. LOL.

Time Frame for Challenges -- It doesn't matter at all. Each host/hostess should be able to determine the time frame after considering the task, the time of year (some are busier than others), etc. We don't need a policy regarding how long a challenge should last.

Shared Hosting -- In some cases, that's a really good idea. We use to do that all the time with the sketch challenges that we had here for a very long time. One person coordinated; then once a month, we'd sign up to provide one of the weekly sketches for the following month. I think shared hosting could work with many different challenges.

Required Stamping -- I think that stamping should be expected in most challenges. However, I have sometimes not put that in as a requirement. When I do the Christmas in July Challenge, I figure the important thing is to finish Winter Holiday cards any way we want to make them even if there's no stamping. Also, I think that non-stamped cards can still serve as inspiration for stampers. For example, we can use inking and stamping to create our own patterned papers. We can also make use of good layouts that get posted. I have been guilty of posting many cards that only have stamping on the inside--paste embossed, embroidered, Iris Folding, etc. I post them in our gallery because I feel that the Stamping Forum and Gallery are my home base. We're still a stamping board, but I hope we don't forbid or look askance at non-stamped cards.

Did I miss anything?

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Posted: 1/19/2013 9:20:57 PM
I would have to say that I agree that stamping should be required in most cases, because it helps reflect that we are the Stamping Board. In the past, many have fought hard to keep the Stamping Board alive and active here at Two Peas. And I think requiring stamping in challenges is a way to honor the fact that we continue to be a Stamping Board. That being said, I do see the possibility of once in a while having a non-stamping challenge - but I agree that the majority should have stamping as a requirement.

As for challenge deadlines, I think one to two weeks is the max. Challenges which go longer rarely hold my interest. Either I'm interested in it and will have a chance to play or not. But a week is a fabulous length of time. The drive-by challenges are fun, and I like seeing what others create, but I rarely have time to play them. They are just too fast and it takes me a couple of days to find time to make, photograph, and upload a project.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:06:02 AM
Two weeks is my favourite time frame.

One week is a bit of a time squeeze (which is why i didn't do Kimber's sketches as often as I wanted to) and a month makes me forget about it (such as HA). Like the chair, the porridge and the bed, two weeks is JUUUUST right.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:27:02 AM
Terrific posts!

LOL, Daria. Before we get into another of 'those' discussions... ITA that timeframes are the right of the challenge/swap host. Wouldn't have it anyother way. 'policy' is for insurance salesmen.

Didn't know about the multiple hosts for sketches. Cool!

Anne (et al). I too prefer to see stamping included in most challenges. We have, indeed, worked to keep this forum one of the most active in terms of actually 'doing' stuff. Yes. Other forums @ 2Ps may have more posts/pages weekly, but we the ones who 'invented' the online party here. Hooray for the StamPeas!

What's more. We continue to employ stamping for more than cards & scrapbook LOs. Nothing wrong with either of those crafts, but nice to have so many alternatives.

Now... I'm one who also likes 2 weeks as a minimum for challenges. I'd feel that way even if I could scan & upload without assistance. But I do agree that going much beyond 2 weeks does risk having a challenge lose momentum & interest. Again. Up to the host to decide.

What about timeframes for 'sign up'? Do you have a preference as host &/or player. I like 2 weeks max.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:37:15 AM
I think a week to sign up is plenty.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:35:38 PM

In the past, many have fought hard to keep the Stamping Board alive and active here at Two Peas.


Anne, I came back to say exactly that. Those who came before us campaigned mightily to establish a separate Stamping Forum; we don't want to lose it.

I think it's fine for some non-stamping to go on, but I'd like it to fly under the radar if you know what I mean. We wouldn't want Two Peas to get the wrong idea that we don't need or want our Stamping Board.

Daria

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Posted: 1/20/2013 4:08:57 PM
Although the forementioned tangent might be considered drama or a misunderstanding, I think it was good for me to learn the history of this board. If anyone would have wanted to lump this on with general scrapn, that is silly. Being new, I would have had no idea otherwise.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:44:53 AM
Heidi, I'm laughing. We sure did get carried away, didn't we? The nice thing about the stamping board is that we can discuss this stuff--agree or disagree--and we still keep right on liking each other.

Hear! Hear! for Stamping Peas!

Daria

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Posted: 1/22/2013 12:33:20 PM
Wow did I miss alot over the weekend while I was out of town!!

Glad we're still stamping! and like Heidi, since I am new, thought the discussion shed light on the history of this section of the board. I was not suggesting changing the board to paper crafts--but I did want to share how I found all you guys, my history with stamping, and my interest in non stamping challenges. But definitely keep the stamping!! And I too can see the confusion the Twopeas iphone app "cardmaking" section can create---especially since one cannot find that section here on Twopeas any longer.

And like Daria, I am so glad to be apart of a place where everyone can share their thoughts and "talk it through" and everyone is still playing together happily!!

As far as deadlines, I am able to do the week deadline most of times of the year. When things get busy, the 2 week deadline is usually good for me. Whatever the host/hostess chooses is fine with me.

Signups--I was going to say a week is enough--but I ALMOST missed the February tag signup some how....so no longer than 2 weeks to sign up----it may also depend on the sign-up---I can see how some signs may need longer for some to sign up----like with the secret santa last year.


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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:32:43 PM

Heidi, I'm laughing. We sure did get carried away, didn't we? The nice thing about the stamping board is that we can discuss this stuff--agree or disagree--and we still keep right on liking each other.

Hear! Hear! for Stamping Peas!

Daria (djc)


I agree, Daria! It just shows how enthusiastic and passionate the Stamping Peas are about our Stamping Board!
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