1. I have learned that playing along with VSN is like going to card college. I feel like I learn something new every day on SCS, but especially during challenges like VSN where I am forced to think outside my comfort zone to create something unique.
2. I learned that is is MUCH easier to participate when your in-laws take the kids to their house for the weekend.
3. I have learned that you have to show love to get love.
I have never been a big poster on SCS, more of a lurker and a "favoriter" (is that a word?). I look at the galleries and add cards to my favorites all the time but rarely post replies to the cards I like. I never intended to ignore great work, I would just add cards to my list of favorites for future reference and keep looking. Now I am noticing that the less you respond to other people's work, the less people will respond to yours. I often wonder why most of my cards receive minimal love in the gallery. After this weekend, I realize that you have to give encouragement to get it. I am going to make a concerted effort to let people know when I have enjoyed their creations, since, when people do that for me, it gives me a boost.
Thank you for all the challenges and inspiration- I had fun!