Friday, October 10, 2008

~Sharing Anxiety~


I was just talking to a gf the other day about how I am actually Embarrassed on some places to show my work.
Because everyone is so much better than me and have their own beautiful published click, and its embarrassing to show my simple pages and cards...
Cards especially!

But when it comes to giving them to family and friends I give them
proudly and
know they will admire and love them even if they
suck because they see the
love and hand made aspect.
Plus they are not scrappers!
This Halloween card is simple but I love it!
I had fun making it but I won't be putting it on a site because I
know its not super fancy with tons of
embellishments and all that.

Just a random insecurity. But I think we can all relate!!
That's why I mention it!


So do you feel anxious about posting your work too?

I also could kick myself for putting so much effort into boards I am not even a DT on...I have no idea why I am so compelled? Its time to break that habit.


I am super excited about the Fiskateer even in Nashville! WOOHOO
Let me tell you I am giddy with joy over this event!!
It's all about sharing what you have and spreading the love I tell you what!
And that is 100% what I love about the whole concept of crafting!

http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/2008/10/08/are-you-ready-nashville/

here is a link all about the event! Are you ready to Go country??! hehehe

Have a beautiful day! Thanks for stopping by my humble blog
~Pinky~

23 comments:

Jingle said...

Pinky, your work is excellent! You should show it with pride! Including this card because it is just TOO DAMN CUTE! I know what you mean, though...I have the same issue sometimes, although, I'm slowly getting over it. I even posted like two WHOLE things on 2peas! LOL! (I'm scared to death of that site!). We have a big Fiskateers event here on the 18th. I don't think I can go, but I so want to! They are touring the Yankee Candle factory!!!! How fun is THAT?!

Jingle said...

Oh~ I also wanted to give you a heads up...I have a RAK on my blog and I'd love for you to check it out!

connie said...

Pinky, your work is AWESOME!! OMG-I would be proud posting your LO's, cards, sewing. I have a HARD time posting my LO's because they are very simple but I put alot of time into them and they make me happy and I enjoy doing them.

Just Jess said...

cute card and your stuff is great- that's why I keep coming back! :)

As for posting on sites I personally think my pages are always the BEST and I sincerely mean that. Because they are MY kids and MY memories kwim? I rock! lol ;)

Adrienne said...

No, I do not feel embarrassed to post my work... even when its crappy! I like to post to get some comments, hopefully friendly criticism... But mostly they just tell me what they like.

I think that even though a card is "not very good" there are many good aspects of it. and its always nice to hear what those are...

Tona said...

I always love everything you do Pinky. I do know what you mean about some times feeling that your stuff doesn't quite match up to what other people do. I only post my stuff on 1 site but I have posted things & then gone back & removed them. I just didn't feel like they were "good enough". I'm working on getting over that though.

Little Miss said...

That card is very cute! Sometimes simple is the best way to go!
I know what you mean about not always sharing though. I have a few things I only share on my blog b/c I know my family and friends read it and might appricieate it more. Sometimes it's nice to keep things just for you and yours.

Nikki said...

yr work is great and i know all to well how u feel. sometimes I don't want to post my stuff because i feel its not as good as everyone elses, thats whay i have a blog now, I can post and not feel so insecure. who am i kidding, i'll always feel insecure, i'm a dork though, LOL

Deanne Burton said...

Great card!!!

I hear ya on the insecurities!!!

Nikki said...

lol @ hot fire fighters... I can keep a secret, LOL

Cee said...

I love this card girl, and yes... i know how you feel about the insecurity thing... livin it everyday... but I love seeing your work... makes me smile... Hang in there girl...

Marilyn said...

I think your card is fabulous, and all your work! Don't ever be embarrassed to share it, anywhere, you are very talented, share it with the world!! I do know how you feel though! I think I "lucked" into my DT spot, and I love it, but I am a bit discouraged with my scrapping right now. There is this one challenge blog, I don't even make thier "favorites" slideshow, so how "good" are my layouts? People tell me I am amazing, but I don't see it-I often feel they are blowing smoke up my ass! Sorry for the profanity, but "butt" doesn't have the same effect, lol! So I hear ya, but don't let those feeling stop you, ever! I continue to do it, so should you-your stuff is better than mine anyway, lol!!!

Georgina said...

girl, all your stuff ROCKS!! even what you consider 'simple' HA.. I loove your Halloween card!!! have a spectacular weekend.. =)

Michelle said...

I so know what you mean about all the cliques. I still don't feel embarassed about posting anything and you certainly shouldn't either. I take the lack of comments, etc. as merely being not part of the "in crowd" like high school. But I got over that stuff years ago. Your work is beautiful and so are you so keep posting chickie!!

HeatherQ said...

Pinky, I love your card! It's a great style and anyone should be grateful to receive it!

I'm not too worried about posting my stuff online, but I don't submit for publishing or contests because I can never keep track of what I used. I'm totally embarrassed to say I'm using products I've had sitting on my shelf for 5 or more years. I organize my stuff for my best scrapping style, and often have NO idea what manufaturer I'm using, nor the name of the collection, since everything is out of it's original packaging. So, I'm happy to share on the message boards and my blog, but you probably won't see me anywhere else!

Keep doing what you do, Pinky! We all love it!

MaryNSC said...

WELL Pinky Tell your GF I talk about u as the PRO!!I wish I was going to NASHVILLE too But way 2 far 4 me..:O(
OOO I Love your so called simple card.. It is FANTASTIC!! :O) If mine could only be so simple..HAHAHAHA

CherrieScraps said...

Sing it Loud and Proud girlfriend - your work is awesome - All of it!! As long as you are happy with it - who cares - right!! I know - I am guilty of this too - hence the origination of the subject - But I am no longer going to be afraid to post my inferior work in these sites - I don't care what they think - who are they?? Keep crafting girl - it makes you happy!!

V Colbourne said...

Ohhh c'mon, your work is fantastic. I love it when you update with something new because it is always exciting. However, I do know how you feel :( I am new at this whole paper crafting AND most of my supplies are from $1 stores and such, so sometimes I just never submit my work to some places that I intend to. But I do always share them on my blog! You're fabby Pinky!! ;)

Cicero's Wife said...

PINKYYYY! First...I loveeeee your stuff...I know, I know...I tell you ALL THE TIME!!!! LOLLLL! and Secondly...you read my mind and posted it on your blog! I freak out BIG time to show my stuff! To the point that it was just last month I actually started leaving comments WITH my blogger attached! So...DON't SWEAT it...WE who love you...Will love you! ^_^ and last...I CAN'T WAIT for the fiskafrenzy in my region!

southernbellescrapper said...

I think it is a beautiful card! All of your work is beautiful gf! Don't be so hard on yourself....like me! Hee hee! You rock! We will just have to start doing better together! ;) Love ya!

Bree/Reilly said...

I just love your card and the thing that makes your work so special is that it is YOU. You have your own style and I think it is something all of us search for but not a lot of us find. The other thing that makes your work unique....if there was 20 pages put down on a table......I would guarantee that everyone who knows you would be able to pick your page out instantly !!!! If that doesn't make it special I don't know what would!

Reel Girl said...

Chick! It does my heart/psyche well to see that you feel as anxious as I about posting your creative work! I look at your work, cards, layouts and journaling and see such a natural, innate talent for this type of creative expression.
You give me confidence.
I am forever your minion.
Shelly/Reel Girl

Pinky said...

omg shelly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol