Hi Friends! Happy Monday :) I hope you all had a great weekend. I am happy to report I am feeling better! The ear meds started to work but I did end up with a ruptured ear drum in my R ear so I won't be hearing anything with that puppy for a good while - YUCK! But I'm mostly over this darn virus everyone has had around here and at least my ears don't hurt anymore.
Today I have a question for you about your perspective on products and knowledge about those products. I have a couple situations that have me in a bit of a quandary. I know what my thoughts are but I want to see if I'm way off base or if my thinking is correct.
O.k....I don't have a particular product in mind, (well I do but we're not going to use that for the example) but just think about any new (to you) craft product out on the market. Now, with this product in mind I have some questions for you...
**Would you like to see as many projects made using this product as possible - before and after you buy it?
**Thinking about these projects would you like to see mainly simple projects incorporating said product or an array of projects from the simple most basic approach to more involved on into advanced techniques?
**Would you like to see the chosen product used in many easy techniques vs. an array of techniques (no matter the level)?
**If you saw a project that was more time consuming that say a CAS card would it turn you off on a particular project (or product) even if this project was laid out in very easy to follow step by step instructions?
I know these questions may sound silly but it's driving me crazy. IMO (for what it's worth - and apparently that's not much) I would prefer to see lots of examples of the product in use, used in a vast array of projects, in a wide range of styles and difficulty levels. Even if these projects take more than 15-20 minutes to make.
Again, in my opinion I like to purchase products that I know I WILL use for more than one technique or style and can be used over and over to achieve a variety of looks. Not something that I am going to use once and let it get shoved in the back of a drawer somewhere.
Maybe I'm just crazy but I'd really love to hear what you think about these questions...if you'd rather not post here please feel free to e-mail me.