finding my voice…

I have to share an announcement about my Oscraps store

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I wanted to explain out loud why I'm closing this sweet store to show you a little more of my creative process:  

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Last year I had to make a tough decision to leave my Stampin' UP! demonstrator business because of a conflict of interest with my Creative Team responsibilities at Oscraps. After having a business that afforded me new crafting materials and an outlet for my creative being, I needed to replace it. My organic progression was to move to the digital side of things since I was so involved at Oscraps and had some digital designing knowledge with Photoshop. 

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So I approached Vicki, the owner at Oscraps and to my delight, she accepted me as an intern and worked with me through some designing tools and protocols. So, as you know, I opened my store in January of this year. 

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In preparing for different kits and getting inspiration for these digital kits, I went to the sewing machine. My creative insides kept returning to quilting. I started to research quilting and mini projects and started to really find my creative voice through fabric, stitching and embroidery. 

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In June, I launched my new Etsy store. I was still so new at this creative business, I wasn't quite sure about my creative voice. I've since spent the summer starting to hone my creative voice and prioritize my work. The more I realized I wanted to up the game in the Etsy store and local craft shows, the more I realized that I didn't have time to spend learning more of the craft of digital designing. I also found I didn't have enough time to devote to leading the creative team for which I left my Stampin' Up! business. I made that decision because of the people…and I missed those people even though I was still checking in daily. I didn't have to time to interact the way a leader should…innovating new programs, ideas, processes…and just plain hanging out in the Os…

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All of this to say, I'm ready to focus Sally's Angelworks even more. Obviously my family, my homeschooling and my music are a huge priority in my life. But as far as my business goes, I'm finding my voice in Fabric Arts. And being passionate about singing, I understand the "voice" thing. (I'm developing my real voice, too!! It's quite the journey!!) 

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God puts desires in our hearts for a reason. I'm following those desires…and I'm dedicating them back to Him…

Thanks for listening to my story…

and thank you for walking this journey with me……

and a special thank you to Vicki Stegall at Oscraps for giving me the chance to chase a creative dream,  also for showing me direction, love and support! (I'm here for you, too, hun!!)

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also…click on the angel ornament above and right click to save!! You have one of my images for FREE!! :) 

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