What is the one stamping tool that I would never ever share?
I will happily share many of my stamping tools, but I start to feel the anxiety building up in me when I have to share my cut and emboss machine – it’s the one stamping tool I would never ever share.
Some people are really good at sharing -and others are not. I fit in-between the two groups.
My cut and emboss machine is like my right hand wing man going into battle.
It die cuts, it embosses – it can easily be broken if not used correctly!
Many moons ago, I would never ever have shared my cut and emboss machine with anybody!
But that all had to change last year, and that change came about when I started teaching card classes.
How teaching card classes made me change my attitude about sharing my cut and emboss machine
Teaching card classes last year really stepped me out of my comfort zone and gave me an opportunity to trust people.
It made me realize that these ladies attending the classes were just as nervous about using my equipment, as I was entrusting them with my equipment!
And so the wonderful, wonderful personal self growth journey started for myself.
Each class I could feel myself growing more and more in my trust about sharing the one stamping tool I would never ever share
It has been an incredible journey of self growth over the past year, and this all came to a huge climax in November of 2021 when I organized a retreat for 13 ladies!
Thirteen ladies all using MY cut and emboss machine!
And do you know what? I was absolutely fine the whole weekend!
A friend of mine (also a fellow demonstrator) offered me the use of her cut and emboss machine for future retreats!
How could she so easily offer her most expensive tool in her entire craft room, without even blinking an eye or missing a heartbeat?
She trusted ME with her most expensive tool in her craft room
The answer to the above question is simple. She trusted me.
And so this personal journey of mine takes another interesting turn – where I am not only learning to trust other with my expensive tool,
but am now having others trust me with their most expensive tool!
Isn’t this life journey an interesting thing?
Where your life passion leads you to grow in ways unimaginable!
So, ask me now what is the one stamping tool I would never ever share…
I don’t think I have the answer to that question anymore!
Until next time!