Saturday, February 9, 2013

I'm not intimidated anymore!

Chics 'n Chocolate was a blast!  Eleven dear friends enjoyed making three projects, chocolate wine and this yummy chocolate 'mountain' (as my 4 yr old calls it).  
We started with the projects so as to not have to work with chocolate fingers.  I think they were anxious to get to it cuz they worked hard and fast.  About half the group had never stamped before so it was such a joy to watch them create for the first time.  Many of them started with that look of dread.  I could almost hear them thinking "oh no, I can't do that" or "mine is never going to look like hers."  As I watched and helped each one complete their projects I saw that look change.  They all loved their projects and felt so good about what they had made.  One guest commented that if she sent this to her mom, she would probably show it off like she did her handmade projects when she was little.  Another was so proud of herself she wasn't sure she'd be able to give her projects away.
Later that night as we crawled into bed, my husband asked how the night went and if it was successful.  I smiled as I told him that it wasn't the sales or the bookings that made it a success, it was hearing this from a first time crafter; "I'm not intimated anymore!  I realized I can do this!  And it was so fun!"  THAT is why I do what I do.  That is what I LOVE about what I do.  THAT is what Stampin' Up! is all about.

To love what we do and share what we love,
as we help others enjoy creativity
and worthwhile accomplishments...
in this we make a difference!
                                                   - Statement of the Heart

1 comment:

MB said...

Looks like fun wish I was there.