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no longer a beginner -- at what point?

 
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OrangeShooze
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: no longer a beginner -- at what point? Reply with quote

Curious question... At what point do you consider yourself no longer a beginner? Is it the passage of time? A certain number of projects, techniques or accomplishments? Is it reaching a level of confidence with your stuff? Tell us your thoughts...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been scrapping since 1998 so I am definitely NOT a beginner anymore. I have techniques that I feel like a beginner using, but I am not a beginning scrapper and haven't thought of myself as one since about 6 months after I started scrapping.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How 'bout if you can teach someone else to scrap, you are no longer a beginner. And I'm not talking about all the techniques, of course, but the basics. If you can talk semi-knowledgably about the resources and the purpose and some different ways to get started, I don't think you'd qualify as a beginner any more.

So I don't think I'm a beginner knitter any more then, either! wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I was beyond the "Beginner" stage when I had accumulated enough supplies to take over the Dining room! shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I've been beyond beginner since dd was about 6 mths (she's 3 1/2 now) I think that's when I started feeling really comfortable with my style.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, good question. I don't know when I moved beyond "beginner" to whatever. I often think of this when answering SBing surveys and have to decide where I fit in the spectrum of the hobby.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped feeling like a beginner on the day an experienced scrapper suggested that I do something on a page and I said, "No, I think I'm going to do ..."

Before that, I just did whatever anybody thought I should do.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm...hard to say. I guess it was a combination of things. I started SB-ing, really, in '97 but felt like a beginner until probably '04. That's when it became something I did often as a hobby instead of just occasionally when I had a concert ticket stub to save. Coincidentally, that's also when I joined the village instead of skulking around thinking I was not good enough. lachen I guess it partially came from knowing the products (instead of standing in front of a rack at A.C. Moore thinking "I wonder what that's for...") I also started buying magazines and getting "in the know" about new techniques and trends. Of course, that was also the year that my stash grew from enough stuff to fill an underbed box to a scrapbooking empire of monolithic proportions. I actually set up my first dedicated "scrap space" in '04 or '05. Can't remember. I guess it was really a case of just becoming more immersed and consequently more confident.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow..thats a good question...I been scraping for a long time..and never thought about that...thats hard to say..I dont consider myself a beginner...but I'm always learning new things..LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Village, Traci!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

?????
when you start teaching?
when you create for others?
when you have all the lingo down?
when you can name a mfc just by looking at the product?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it might be when you "feel comfortable in your own skin" with your scrapping. Finding a nitch that works for you and going with it.
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