First, let me say the title of this post should really be, "What Kind of Crafter Are You?" As this could easily apply to any scrapbookers, knitters, quilters and the like.
I am forever examining my own stamping style. I think, like with most things in life, people change over time. Clothing style and home décor to our taste in food and music are always continuing to grow and evolve. Crafting is no different. Let's take a look at my own style, "then vs. now:"
Now: Day/Morning actually
Oh, to be young and single again! Those nights when I would stay up until midnight munching on dry Fruit Loops and mini Charleston Chews, busting a few moves to Pink while scrapbooking away are a distant memory. Replaced by easy-listening acoustic tunes on Saturday mornings while sipping on chai is now more my style. Oh God, I've become my mother! Heck, I rarely even scrapbook anymore! Don't get me wrong, I still love ya Pink and there's nothing like a little "Trouble" to get your blood pumping, but now, I'm a morning crafter and like gently easing into my day. A few nights ago, and by "night" I mean the insanely late time of 7 pm, I went down into my craft room and tried to make a few cards. Let's just say, nothing good happens after 7 pm in my house!
Some things never change. I was born a clean person, I suspect I will die a clean person! I am a clean, organized person by nature in everything that I do. Call it OCD, or being a neat freak, but I will frequently clean (an already clean stamping space) before I stamp. In between cards, I clean. Before I close up shop at the end of the day, you guessed it. I clean! In my mind, even when I'm not cleaning, I'm cleaning.
On one of our first ever stamping retreats, my goal was to complete 100 cards in 3 days. By day 3, I had 96 cards made and my friends would not let me leave until I completed the last four cards. The end result? 100 so-so quality cards. My last 5-day stamping retreat in February yielded 8 cards. Eight. One more than seven, one less than nine. But, those 8 cards were some of the most elaborate, intricate cards I think I've ever made. I even found the process of making them far more pleasurable. I was in no hurry, I was trying to achieve quality over quantity. Like munching on dry Fruit Loops and Mini Charleston Chews at midnight, my 100 cards in 3-days days are over.
Chat it up in the comments section,
I want to know what kind of stamper/crafter are YOU!?