To those unfamiliar with the rubber world, swapping is exchanging card fronts. At the Stampin Up convention, many demos bring upwards of 500 card fronts to swap! The idea is to use the cardfronts that you receive in your business. But -- I'm not running an SU business, so what would I do with all those card fronts? So, I'm debating -- is it worth the time and expense to be part of the swap a thon? I think not. And, there are all sorts of "rules" -- the first of which is to use only unretired sets, which makes sense. I hear that some folks refuse your swap if the don't think it is "swap worthy." If someone refused mine, I think it would ruin convention for me. So I think I'm skipping swapping and concentrating on the shoebox swap that I'll be attending at convention. Plus, I'm co-hosting a shoebox swap on June 17th. I've done nothing to get ready for either of these except waste a lot of paper trying to come up with something "wow" -- I think that's the problem. Whenever the pressure is on, the mistakes start and the creative juices stop.