Sunday, October 12, 2014

Giveaway!



I couldn't leave this card alone...I just kept adding and adding!  Of course this little Hero Arts globe called BETTER PLACE was the star of the card show!

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I can't tell if people care how I make my cards... So it got me thinking...why do you visit a blog and do you care how people make stuff?


I am giving away Crate Paper Oh Darling wood veneer ephemera  and Hero Arts Ink pad! Leave a comment here telling me:

Do you care about HOW people make a card and if so, HOW you want that information delivered. You have until Thursday October 16th. 

Thanks so much!






36 comments:

  1. Excellent question, Wida! I always list all of my supplies for each card I make, but I too wonder if anybody really cares, and if it's worth the trouble:)) I really do think that most people hit and run on a blog; check out what you've made, pin it if they like it, usually don't leave a comment one way or the other, and move on down the blog list. Guess I'm getting cynical about this. I'll be watching to see what the prevailing opinion is.
    My own opinion is that if I really like a card, I want to know what it's made from, what the papers are, the stamps, etc. But I think I'm in the minority.

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  2. Hi Wilda, love the eclectic feel of your card. I have to say the blogs I tend to visit are the ones with the best photographs- I like to know what people used but I'm not usually interested in detailed descriptions of how are card was made. If I want to learn techniques I will usually watch a video or search for a specific step-by-step blog post. So I guess, my favourite way to prevent posts is nice pictures, preferably a floe up too and a few short words about what was used.

    Hope that;s all useful information,

    Rebecca x x

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  3. Yeah, if you see something you like you want to know what it is, what manufacturer its from etc. The most frustrating thing ever is when you see something and think "how on earth have they done that/achieved that look?" and you go to the blog post and it doesn't tell you!

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  4. I think if I see something that is unique or new, then yes, I want to be told or shown how to do it. If it's just a pretty thing that I may have seen, but done in a new, fun way, maybe not so much. I tend to want to know where to find products more than anything else, and while I don't list most of my supplies on my blog, I will often tell you who makes what when I am combining things from many companies. Stamps, dies, embellishments, special inks, yes; whose white cardstock, meh.
    PS-Pretty card! Those little license plates are sweet!

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  5. Your card is a fun little collage of paper and stamps! I don't usually want a step by step process unless it is a very unusual technique or twist on an old one. It is helpful to know the stamp company, but not so much the sources for ink, paper, embellies. I always enjoy seeing your unique designs, Wida!

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  6. I don't necessarily care how a card is made, I usually can figure that out. It is nice to have a list of the supplies used though. Your card is great as always. Sure wish you had more time to post, I bet you do too!

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  7. I care if the technique is unique ... or if I want to know where to find the products used ... Seeing at different points of the process (if the process really changes as you go) can help if you're trying to replicate and see if you're on track.

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  8. So cute, Wida! I haven't been by in awhile, so I wanted to stop and say hello. I always add a lot of words, and I know some people don't like my blog posts, but if I don't explain things or put all the supplies down, I get lots of questions. So, I feel compelled to "explain" all of how I make something - it might be helpful to those who haven't done it before or want more of an explanation. Everyone else can skip the words and just look at pics. lol Miss ya, girl!
    Dani

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  9. Hi Wida! As a relatively new card maker I so appreciate "how" a card is made. Detailed photos are great and videos showing the process are even better. I appreciate the talents of card makers like yourself taking the time to share your creativity with all of us. Please know you are appreciated!!

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  10. Love this card especially the little license plates. I am most interested to know how someone made a card when they used a tool or technique that is new to me.

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  11. Good to see you back, Wida!! Love your card. I was just playing with the Road Trip collection this weekend-- finally finished a graduation card featuring almost all the products. Meant to post last night but too tired! So yes, I do like to hear about how people complete a project, particularly if the techniques are not evident-- as in mixed media pieces. I prefer pictures to words, though, for complicated processes, as I hate written instructions (coming from a girl who uses A LOT OF WORDS!!). I especially appreciate a list of products if they are readily available. I try to make sure to list what I use if it's still around. Hope all is well!! Seems like life has been busy for you and the family! xo Kate

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  12. super cute card, I do like to know how they made it incase I want to recreate it and I miss you..that is all

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  13. I tend to follow blogs that show photo or video tutorials and I do often check the product lists that accompany the cards shown! I am an experienced stamper who gained confidence and skill by analyzing the work of more experienced cardmakers! So the blogs are important...the tutorials are important...and frankly, this industry will only survive as new people are inspired and join the ranks of cardmakers! I am amazed how refined and beautiful the artistry of cards has become....and the many styles that have developed from CAS to Shabby Chic to Simply Elegant (and everything in between). I am grateful for the efforts of those who blog and share their creative works and inspire us all! Thank you!

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  14. Love your card! I like the style, frame & globe :) I care about what people made.
    I would love to learn more from others plus love reading blogs so for me the content is matter, either information about the products they use, or tutorials, or tips, or just showcasing their arts -- they all great. Thanks Wida :)

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  15. I absolutely care how a card is made and I love to see the card and then read the description or watch a technique video. There is always more to learn!
    PS I love your globe card with the geotags. The sentiment on the globe makes it appropriate for so many occasions to send a card!

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  16. Awesome card, LOVE that globe.
    I'm with everyone else in terms of techniques...but everybody says a unique technique, then they want to hear about it. I'm not a technique girl so I like to hear about all stuff...pictures, love pictures or short explanations. I always list my supplies and I'm a big fan of flickr.

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  17. I visit blogs to see what beautiful things other people make, and how they do it, I want to learn from them! So I love it when they tell you what materials they used, what their inspiration was,... I also love it when they use a special technique, that they explain how it is done, or refer to a tutorial somewhere else :)
    Love your card btw!

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  18. Great question! Yes, I do care how people make their cards. It helps me learn. I look at cards and wonder how did they do that? Thank goodness there are so many lovely crafters out there willing to share their experience! I am absolutely addicted to my YouTube subscriptions! I love watching the creativity in action. I think that it is great that most everyone explains even the basics because there may be someone out there trying papercrafting out for the first time and need those instructions. Love your creations! Keep up the excellent work!

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  19. Thanks for asking, Wida... I love learning from all of you! I've been making cards for about five years now, but very new to blogging, and CAS style - I am thrilled to get instruction, and really love links to products used - though it does get me a bit of trouble on occasion =/ My world is a better place with YOU in it, Wida... thanks for sharing your serious skills...
    =] Michele

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  20. Learning how different cards are made gives guidance and inspiration to help me be more creative (especially if I've experienced a block). And it's fun to learn! This is a great card, by the way!

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  21. What a cool card! I love visiting blogs for inspiration and for learning new tips and tricks! Thanks so much!

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  22. If there is a new or different technique used, I appreciate an explanation. Or if it's not readily apparent how a look was achieved. Too much detail turns me off and I quit reading. But a quick general idea of what was done is always in order, in my opinion. Great topic!
    Laura Holt
    [Google will call me "unknown".]

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  23. First, I love your card. The globe is so fun in yellow and I love the license plate detail. As for what I look for in blog posts...I love to hear about the PROCESS behind an idea. It always fascinates me as to what inspires someone because sometimes it is something that I would never even think of looking at. Second, I like to know a SPECIFIC product list. Nothing irritates me more when I love a card/scrap book page and no products are listed. I love technique explanations-"new" or old, though a lot of the new is just a recycled idea from somewhere else. I have been making cards for about 18 years and it always interests me what comes around again. Last but not least, great photos of the project. I do like videos but do not always have time to watch them. A good photo step by step is something I enjoy a little bit better. Thanks for the question Wida. I love your blog and all your creations. I just want to know how you do it because I know you are SUPER busy!!! I have a hard time blogging regularly AND making the cards. I can do one or the other but now both well.

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  24. Your card is gorgeous!! Love it!

    I've pondered on this same question a lot lately, Wida!! I think what I've decided for my blog/creations....if it might be something that you can't figure out by looking at it...I will then explain it. But, most of the time my cards are just layering & simple stamping...so I don't really do anything revolutionary. The one thing I always have is a supply list that is as complete as possible. It always happens to me that someone will use something I really want to purchase on a project, but there is no supply list or anything in sight. That kind-of drives me crazy.

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  25. Its funny, when I first became interested in card making a year ago, I hardly read the blog post at all, just pinned the card photo. But, now that I make so many and I'm always wanting to find new techniques etc, I do tend to read how a card is put together. If the blogger doesn't mention it and I can't work it out, I will email them and I've never had anyone not come back to me and explain their process. I think just go with the flow and see how you feel about each card. Sometimes I love a card so much I want to tell everyone how it came together.

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  26. Your card is fabulous and I would love to know HOW it was made...through a video or a photo tutorial. I may not have the supplies you used, but because I can 'see' and hear the process, ideas may twig as to what I have in my collection that I can adapt or 'innovate' with. Too many things in my stash were bought 'on a whim', because I saw the 'finished' card someone had made, rather than realizing that a whole lotta other stuff was required to arrive at that destination. The start-to-finish - that's what I want. And for the record, I do read the blogs I visit...we're people with lives as well as being card-makers, and that's part of what makes a community. Individuals with common interests. My long winded answer to your question, as a recap: yes I care, and through videos/tutorials. I think you'd be awesome at both!
    ~c

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  27. I love the card. It's definitely "Wida." I usually skim the "how to" part. I'm like most, if it's different I want to know how they did it. Problem is you never KNOW what is going to be new to this blogger and old hat to that blogger so you almost HAVE to type an explanation with every card.

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  28. Fabulous card, Wida! That globe is so fun!
    I don't think I really need to know how a card is made..... I know I share that info on my blog, but most of the time I just like seeing the photos of the projects. I guess if it's not obvious, or uses a new technique, then I like to read how it was done....

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  29. have i told you that i adore your work? this is so fun! love it! hope you are doing well! =)

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  30. You may have "added and added" but the card is still clean, fresh and fun!! Hope all is well with you!

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  31. Yes! I love to see how a card is put together, but I have to admit: I prefer a *short* video to a word description of the process. I love your blog!

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