I keep thinking of this quote from one of my very favorite authors.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small
people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too
can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition it
is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends
who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives.
Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends.”
Let me tell you a little story, or make a confession, actually. I was afraid to start this style of marketing on Facebook where crafters "like" other crafters' pages and then share the new page. I thought this would water down my market and only help the really established pages in the long run. I thought I would start to create things based on what other people are selling and not stay true to my own style. I thought there would be too much competition. I was wrong. Dead wrong.
I've added new likes for sure, but more importantly, I've surrounded myself with people who are trying to do what I'm trying to do. Build their own business from home. I see their posts, I learn what works, I share in their ups and downs but most of all
It really does help to surround yourself with people moving in the same direction. It makes it easier to "go with the flow." So, now that you've heard from me on my soap box, I'll tell you about the contest. Because I KNOW there are so many creatives out there who love a good challenge, here it is._
want to see how YOU embellish the card or use it in a project!! I'll
let you all vote on facebook and on my blog for your favorite. The only rules are 1.You must use a recognizable portion of the PDF, 2. You must credit KH Kellum
for the parts you use, 3.Don't share the PDF. It is for email subscribers
You can alter the Valentine in ANY way you see fit including but not limited to
mixed media, journaling, decoupage, fiber arts, sewing, whatever you can think of. I know I'm
surrounded by so many creative people, I just can't wait to see what you
Email a high quality photo of your entry so I can share it for voting and viewing in the contest photo album on the blog and my Facebook page. Don't worry, you'll be credited for your entry as well, so be sure to give me your name and your business page to tag if you have one.
Link here to a massive giveaway. All the businesses featured in ReBlinged's Warm Your Heart Giveaway are work from home artisans or crafters. Most of us are moms, sisters, wives, etc. building a dream and helping support our families. For me building my business contacts is important because we are a military family and we are constantly moving. How wonderful is it that I could have the opportunity to take my job with me wherever I go? Here's your chance to be inspired by 58 new businesses that offer things you aren't going to find in big box stores. Consider purchasing items for your home as well as gifts for all occasions.
Check it out, and be sure to thank Sue at ReBlinged for her hard work on putting this giveaway together.