I remember when I first participated in a VSN. I was certain I'd never be able to complete anything more than a very simple card in the allotted time. Now that I've got a few under my belt, my pants are too tight. No, wait, I mean, now that I've got a few under my belt, I'm finding it pretty easy to do most of the challenges in under 45 minutes. (This go-round I only missed the 2 technique ones that I wasn't familiar with.)
So, my message to "newbies": don't fret, the more you stamp, the easier and more fun it gets!
Also, don't forget to cruise the galleries and leave comments. Giving and receiving comments is one of the best parts of VSN!
Sarah/Mrs (R) "You want to be more careful. Hanging around like this, people will think you're up
to something." Severus Snape