I was so amazed to see so many entries in my blog candy--fabulous!!
Without further ado--the winner is #39-Lisa G!! Congrats!! Please email me your mailing address so I can get these goodies in the mail for you!
I loved reading all the answers to my question about trends and such.
For me, it’s not really a surprise that I’m a follower. I like to follow the trends…but for the wrong reasons I fear. I’ve done some soul searching after this last little mojo-less spell and I discovered some things.
When I started my blog, I made myself a goal to make a name for myself in the crafting/blog world. I think I’ve accomplished that goal…only problem is that I started comparing myself to others.
There are so many talented crafters out there and well, I’ll admit it, I wanted to be like them and so…I went shopping happy. Maybe if I create with “this company’s stamps or this paper or these flowers” I’ll be liked more or be like so-and-so more. So silly I know, but it was so easy to get so caught up in it all!
The thing that made me realize what I was doing is how unhappy I was when I was creating. I didn’t like alot of my cards because I was forcing myself to try to be someone I wasn’t.
Well, after lots and lots of thought and such…I’m happy to report..I’m me! LOL! I’ve cut my spending in half--still working on it and I am back to creating in my style--I like clean and simple cards with a few embellishments--occasionally more. I like my coloring and even though I continue to learn more techniques with it--it doesn’t matter that I don’t color like someone else!
I like using supplies I have--don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be buying new things--but for the right reasons, that I like them, not to be like or be liked by someone!
This last week I have had FUN again in creating and have really liked my cards again…isn’t that what this is all about?? I hope I don’t get lost again and forget that!