Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hello Stampers, Scrappers & Paper Crafters:

I read about this article from a Stampin' Up! publication. "Imitation is the sincerest flattery." C. C. Colton

I know this goes against everything we learned as children, but sometimes it is okay to COPY, or should I say CASE. You may have heard the term CASE. I have heard of some different definitions, but we like this one best, since it goes along with Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart...Copy And Share Everything. That's really what this whole journey is all about...sharing what we love with others and allowing them the freedom to discover their own creativity.

If we are honest and had rely on our own ideas all the time, many of us would only have a few cards, pages or projects to show for hours of our hard work. It is necessary for all of us to get inspiration from someone or somewhere else from time to time. This is a good thing.

CASEing will save you time! You can look at other samples, glance at a brochure or magazine or surf the web for ideas to find something that says...THIS IS IT! You might CASE it exactly as it is or change of few things to make it your own!

CASEing in itself is a form of being creative! You may run across something you like, but think the color or layout needs some adjustment. This is do not have to case items exactly. Make some changes and let you creativity make it your own.

In these days of the world wide web, it is so easy to find ideas to CASE. You can find them most anywhere. And, if you are going to post it on a web site or a group gallery, don't forget the "flattery" and give reference to the person who inspired you or whom you "CASEd".

I'll be sharing some samples over the next few days. If you read my notes or comments, you'll see that I CASE others too!

Spreading stamp at a time!


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