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Back in the Groove

I’m finally home! It’s been awhile since I last posted, and I couldn’t wait for Wednesday to roll around to post again.

Convention was amazing. It was packed full of things to see, do and learn. I came home with a lot to think about and put into action. Actually, I need to review my notes first, but once that’s done, I can then implement my plan.

I was stretched, too. I was invited to contribute to and participate in convention as an Extravaganza Presenter. I was a combination of honoured, floored (I mean, my crafting is nothing special, in my opinion), and absolutely terrified. It meant creating numerous projects using brand new, not- yet- seen products, and making a presentation in front of a crowd 700+ persons large. Yep. No pressure.

Someone out there thinks my crafting is pretty great. I wouldn’t have been invited to present if that wasn’t true. I had to add that disclaimer, because I can hear you saying that you love my crafting. #sorrynotsorry. I’m my number one critic, don’t forget. But, something dawned on me while I was preparing for convention, and I’ve clung to that realization since then.

Being stretched isn’t a bad thing, and it’s preparing me for more great things. Consider it a great opportunity (which it really is) and allow yourself to grow from it. By nature, I’m quiet and reserved. I would not normally jump at the opportunity to stand in the spotlight in front of 700 people. But if I don’t, I absolutely know I would regret missing that chance. Whatever else I learn at convention is going to grow and stretch me too.

I started with the projects I made for my presentation. I made things I’d never tried. It’s amazing how an invitation to do something will inspire you to think outside your normal. And by the way, I’m still operating outside my normal. Trying new things isn’t as scary as I let myself believe.

Boy, this post is turning out to be way mushier than I intended! I can’t share those projects yet, but when I do, I’ll also have instructions and process videos to go along with them. Watch for that at the beginning of September!

Process videos are totally new to me, but I’ll be sharing one with you later on this week. Be kind- this is all new territory to me! In the mean time, head over to my Insiders Group and view the most recent Facebook Live I did, explaining the process to make this card:

I hope to see you there!

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