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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Card Swaps



Do you enjoy creating? Early in my discovery of rubberstamping I discovered swapping. It has been a wonderful experience allowing me to see what others were working on and also those fabulous techniques I was yet to discover! Once upon a time I was involved in groups run by those listmasters. Listmasters  with names like majordomo...Weren't those mysterious, LOL. Well I still love swapping and have maintained connections with friends all around the US and abroad because of our love of the creative, handmade and experimental. Have you discovered Swap-bot yet? I am currently swapping there, check them out!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Whats holding me back? Fear of failure, Fear of loss of clout, some manifestation of some type of fear?
Whats driving me forward?
Bring in a mentor to input here. Whats real in this situation and what is the perception of my situation..
Trying to bring in boundries...whats the worst that could happen? (no large economic risk.. Whats the best that could happen?
The decision making process for a woman is emotion driven, men are better at risk accessment.
Play to your strengths, why women are better in this business...better at seeing what people need, empathy. This is why women often go to the product side of our business, the benefit people get from our wonderful products.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Swapping Creating Sharing Yeah!!

 Back in November of 2011 I found this cool spot on the internet, Swap-bot. I shared it on my Pinterest board too! Swap-Bot  brings people together...there are alot of likeminded people out there in our big old world…people who share an interest in the same stuff I like! Another thing we similarly share in common is we like to see what others are doing…so much so that we look for opportunities to swap…hence SWAP-BOT. Currently I am swapping in these swaps.

  • SUSA: Through the Alphabet Envelope - B
  • ~Handmade For You~
  • ^_^ Happy Mother's Day
  • Weight loss week 23
  • May gift tag: May Flowers
  • Border Punches
  • An ART ENVELOPE and gift

  •  I've swapped lots of others... one I swapped in was Crafting Emails and the idea is to share an email FULL of craftiness :) I had a great time preparing my email, I LOVE sharing what I do, my best tips, etc. One of my partners wrote back asking for some pics of one of my crafts, Rake Knitting so I thought I’d post a picture of my first Rake Knitting project while sharing a bit about SWAP-BOT since I’m having so much fun with it.  
    My first rake knitting hat
    My first "Rake Knitting" project

    Friday, February 3, 2012

    Mini Books Creating A Repurposed Treasure

    Today I was enjoying myself surfing youtube and came across a fun video making Mini Books out of flattened empty toilet paper rolls. The pages hold little treasures of all kinds...I can't wait to try this out!

    Here is the original video I watched, look for my creation in an upcoming blog post!