Thursday, February 25, 2010
These Flower Pins are so much fun to make! The ladies had fun and were amazed at how easy these were. We used the Big Shot, Flower Folds Die, Felt Fabric, Rhinestone brads and/or buttons for the center and added a pin for the backing, all held together with a glue gun.
I'm also taking custom orders for these Pins. They are great for birthdays, mother's day, women's group, etc. I'm currently working on a 100 of these for a women's conference. Contact me for more details.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Tote-ally Tess and Well Scripted Stamp Sets. I punched out the side of the card with the Scallop Trim Border (which you can still earn this for free with a $50 purchase through March 31, 2010). I finished it off with the Oraganza Ribbon.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This is a very good article by Tony Morgan that I think you would enjoy!
Here are some reminders for leading creative people:
- Tell them what to do, but not how to do it. You can hold them accountable for the results, but don't force them to embrace a certain process.
- If you want their input, you'll need to ask. If you stop asking, they'll stop contributing.
- If you ask, you better consider their input. If you're not really going to use their input, it's better not to even ask.
- Know that they'll be emotionally attached to what they create. So, if you decide not to use their creation, you'll have to process that appropriately and not abruptly.
- You need to give them a deadline, but it better be reasonable. Creative people need room to dream and let their ideas percolate.
- Don't try to motivate them with money, but they do want your praise. They'll react when the extrinsic rewards are taken away, but they're really intrinsically motivated.
- They'll get easily bored if they find themselves stuck in the routine. They need the freedom to take on new challenges and opportunities and hate to get stuck in maintenance mode.
- They deliver new ideas, but they dread the details. To bring the best out of them, you need to protect them from the bureaucratic structure and administrative tasks.
- They need a creative and participative environment. Creative people need the fuel that other creative people generate.
- You need to provide boundaries, but they need to experience freedom. Boundaries force people to get creative. That's when the best ideas are generated. But if creative people ever feel restrained, at best they'll start to sulk and at worst they'll join another team.
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Contact me if you'd like to join me for the workshop.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
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Monday, February 1, 2010
We had fun at last night's workshop. It is always a joy to hear all the conversation and laughs going on. I forgot to take pictures of the other ladies that were there (sorry ladies!), but here are a few that were there. My mom was in town and got to join us also. She had a blast! I'm loving all the friendships that I'm making with you all :)