Spotlight on Perfectionism

Jun 19, 2019 | Uncategorized

Can I tell you something I’ve been struggling with lately? I’ve been wanting to revitalize this blog for months now. Months. But I’m struggling with perfectionism. What’s funny is if you were to ask me if I am a perfectionist, I would tell you no. But it literally just became clear to me this morning that everything I’m holding myself back from is due to perfectionism. There, I said it.

“You should wait until you have something important to say.”
“You should start eating better on a day when you haven’t already overshot your calorie goal.”
“You should go shopping because nothing you own right now looks good on you.”

All things I’ve told myself within the last 24 hours. I didn’t realize what has been holding me back both personally and professionally has been a major case of not being “up to par.” I’m telling you here because, well, I think calling it out is the first step in making a change. And I suspect, I’m not the only one that talks to herself so negatively – and I hope by admitting it here that perhaps it may help you see that you’re not being kind to yourself either.

So here it is. My first blog post in over a year. I hope it won’t be my last. And if you don’t hear from me in a while, maybe you should reach out… I may have fallen into the perfectionism trap again!

Since I’m spotlighting perfectionism today. I thought a great technique to show you would be “spotlighting” (see what I did there?).

It’s a super fun (and easy!) stamping technique that allows you to highlight just the aspect of a card that you would like to show off (Don’t you wish we could do that with ourselves??).

Anyway, this technique is great for large line-art images — particularly if you don’t want to do the intricate coloring required for the image. But today, I’m using this technique on a way simpler image and it still works!

I’m featuring the brand new “Over the Moon” stamp set from Stampin’ Up. This adorable stamp set is the one I’ll be using in my Stamp of the Month class this Thursday (June 20th) at the Chatham Community Center here on Cape Cod. If you’re local and want to come, let me know as I still have some space available and would love to have you join us! Class begins at 6 p.m. and costs $15 or is free with a qualifying order.

And since it’s Tuesday, I also have a video of this technique to share with you. I hope it inspires you to try this technique, too. If you do, I’d love for you to share it with me … give me a shout out on my Facebook page.

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