I know! I know!!
I didn't even tell you reason #1 yet!!!
Honestly, I'm not sure I could even rank them.
But I had to getcha thinkin!
I did a quick post on Facebook while I was at On Stage Milwaukee saying I FORGOT just how much I love a big card swap!!! (I didn't share that card here, so if you wanna check it out, go to www.facebook.com/DazzledByStamping). **You don't have to "DO" facebook to look here. It's just a business website.
Probably my very favorite reason is it's just so fun!!!!
I think I was gushing over every card I got.
Squealing might be a little more appropriate. 😉
A few times I said out loud, "I have to have that one!"
You literally all just stand there with an arm/box/bag full of swaps and exchange them with everyone in sight.
I was going table-to-table when I first walked in. (Some people didn't bring swaps or were already done and waiting for the event to start. Or were swapping a little more passively.)
Then I saw it. A whole "RIVER" of swappers in the middle of room!!!
If you've never been part of a swap in person, you're missing out!!!
It's a good reason to be a demonstrator and an awesome reason to attend a Stampin' Up! event.
Sensory overload. But in a good way.
Kinda like Pinterest–but IN PERSON!
And you get to KEEP the card right in your hand!!
And ask questions of the creator.
Right in front of you.
I always think it's funny…
Most times I don't have to ask how someone made her card.
So other than a quick, "oh that's cute!", etc, I don't have a lot of interaction.
I don't look up.
I consider myself to be pretty good with faces, and I work at remembering names.
When I'm swapping, that goes away.
Me (most swappers?):
Goes up to person: "Have I swapped with you yet?"
Looks at card: "Oh yep! Thanks!"
It's an acceptable point in time that I remember the card–not the person. 🙂
Ok, so now that I've gabbed at you like crazy, I'll get back to "Reason #2":
I get ideas for you (or me if I suddenly need the set now. It happens. You know it.) for stamp sets I don't have!
Here are a few of those ideas:
From Delores Schlabach:
From Kathy Crow:
From Diane Ragusett:
I LOVE HIM!!! (but ignore the retired DSP)
In case you're wondering, I made 50 swaps.
So I came home with 50 new cards.
(Actually these swaps are usually card FRONTS only. I can change that if I choose. If not, at least I have the idea.)
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