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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Planning our son's Spring wedding!
VSN --- What do YOU want??!!
Misti and I have loved coordinating VSN....and we would LOVE to have even more involvement and participation!! So....we have a few ideas that we'd like your feedback on and please also make suggestions you'd like aside from the poll!
Now....we sure can't promise to make every single change you'd all like.....however....we love fresh and new...and we know that you all do too!!! So we'll kabitz over the suggestions and try some out with the next VSN....the mini will be November 1 and the main will be December 6 & 7!!!
Some changes we've already just made:
VSN challenges will have an hour time frame now and if it's a more challenging technique or multiple cards it will have a 2 hour time frame....just check with each challenge posted to see.
VSN will now always have a week to play along!
VSN will also have a few random 3 month Fan Club Membership prizes randomly drawn......you never know from which challenge!!!
A couple of years ago I played along, live, with all the challenges. I do still feel a rush doing it live. Lately, I just don't seem to be able to set aside exclusive time for both the mini and the main. September is an extremely busy month
Many times I have done some of the challenges but then just haven't bothered uploading them. Not sure if it's because I'm not participating live and don't feel motivated to post......
However, I LOVE VSN.
It might be cold outside, but stamping warms my heart
Ahhh, I miss VSN!! I'm not quite sure which one of the suggested options I would pick. Certainly, I find it difficult to get all the challenges done in the time. I have a young daughter, can't craft until 8:30 MST and then I'm pretty much completely behind!!! I don't know if the answer is fewer challenges or more time to post them!!
I think the new time frame for lengthier challenges as well as the VSN overall are a brilliant idea. As I'm in the UK I always start behind time anyway so never manage to have the time to do them all if I'm playing along but not hostessing. At least this way I can manage to squeeze some more play time in during the week
I too had to give up playing live. I just didn't have the time to get them uploaded. I also didn't have internet for a while but now have an iPhone so I am able to upload. I didn't always do all the challenges either. I do like the changes made already especially the week to play. Even though I now have a 19 month old I may get some play time in!! Looking forward to joining in again!!!
Creative time for me is very limited at the moment but the extended challenge time is brilliant and also having a week to complete.
I have come to realize that I will never be able to do the first six or seven challenges of the second day as they start too early over here, 2 am but that's OK I love the mini and the first day.
I think we should avoid having VSN close to "Dare to Get Dirty" or "Hope You Can Cling To" being the challenge addicts we are most of us like to have a bash at them.
I really enjoy being a hostess but I think I enjoy the challenge of waiting for the post and having a time limit I think I'm more creative under pressure.
Finally I just want to say a big thank you to Lee and Misty for all your hard work.
Just checkin' out the VSN threads. I did vote, but wanted to add my 2 cents. One of the survey options is live chat/video. I just wanted to say that if there were to be video that would definitely keep me from playing. Not everyone out there including myself has unlimited bandwidth to watch videos. I get discouraged when some sites only offer information as video. I have to be very selective with my internet browsing and don't want to go to a public place just to watch videos. Just food for thought. I don't always have opportunity to participate with VSN. I usually make an effort but other things come up. But when I do have the chance I am glad I am able to easily participate.
As my time has become so limited lately with taking care of a loved one I thought that maybe having two mini VSN's rather then the all day of challenges would now help.
Can't devote that much time to cards at once but would still like to participate. Love that you made the upload time to a week!
I also agree that the VSN's should not go on at the same time as some of the other
challenges. September is also such a busy month with schools starting and people getting back into their school routines. In our state schools start at the beginning of Sept.
I would like to see VSN's help me with ideas for gift giving. Especially for Christmas! Everyone it seems these days are on limited budgets so that should also be kept in mind for challenges. Gift giving from the heart!
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Excellent changes. The time adjustments both are wonderful ideas. And prizes are always welcome! My biggest issue has been the date chosen. So many times vsn is the 2nd Saturday of the month and I have an ongoing commitment for that day. It then becomes a little overwhelming to catch up, since I also have to prepare for stamping classes I teach. Thanks for trying to make it better!
Melody ~ Isaiah 40:31 ~ Fan Club Member ~ gallery
My GOD can do amazing things. Ephesians 3:20
Good point Melissa! But the video would only be used as an extra.....it wouldn't replace the actual posting of the challenges how we post them now! Just wanted to clarify that!
Cool! Thanks for the clarification. I do love VSN and plan to make more of an effort to participate in the future. Is there a way to get an email reminder? Would subscribing do that for me? I sometimes forget to check in and then miss it. Thanks!
HI Lee and all,
Just looked to se what changes you've made to the VSN. I like what I see. Most of the time I can't stay in front of the computer or even stamp all day. So the longer time frame for challenges and for the week to upload is a great benefit.
But at least my computer and my stamp room are in the same place now.
I'll do my best to be available for Dec 6 & 7. Looking forward to it.
Pat MY GALLERY
Proud Fan Club Member