It’s been over four months since I last posted on this blog. That’s life. And I’ve been having a very busy life of late, but more of that later. You’ve all come by to see a card created with rubber and ink, and this my dear readers is what I have got for you today.
I’ve been doing a lot of blog reading/hopping lately and I found Susan’s wonderful site, Simplicity, lost it and then found it again. She hosts a wonderful and inspiring One Layer Wednesday Challenge, and as the name suggests, participants are required to make a card using just one layer of card stock. And the challenge idea was to create a scene. I hope you like it.
Now back to my life and some of my thoughts. May and June were exceptionally busy workwise – I was putting in some big hours and missed out on my crafty meetups. All that extra work put me in a very good finacial position to apply for a mortgage, and very soon after (like about a week) I was signing papers for my new home. Exciting days – my first solo mortgage! Then there was all that awful packing and moving.
Now, I can tell you, moving totally saps all my creative energies. I remember when I did it 9 months previous that I was looking at all my stamping supplies wondering if I’d ever use them again. The same thing has happened this time too. Like a lot of poeple who have absorbing hobbies, I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff, and I’ll admit that some of that stuff is just littering my craft space. So as I unpacked I culled a lot of that stuff to take down to the next craft garage sale at my local scrap shop. That makes me feel good. ( I’ve also bought some new stuff but we won’t go there, eh?)
I’ve been doing a lot of self assessment about my stamping hobby. Should I keep going? Should I try a different creative outlet? Should I just find an art retreat and treat myself to a totally new experience? Why am I so reluctant to get out the double sided tape? That last question is really bugging me the most….grrr. I’ve bought some new supplies, alcohol inks, dies, embossing folders, hoping to get reinvigorated again. I’m inspired by what I’ve been reading on the crafting blogs, I’m inspired when my LSS demos product for me, I get home and…I…feel…so…uninspired. Until I get my mojo back I guess I’ll just keep being more of an observer than a participant! ‘Tis the season of my life.
Three positive things
- I made a card with a stamp set that hadn’ t been used before.
- I participated in a challenge and posted about it.
- I have a cat, who, despite myself, I’ve grown quite fond of. I bought him with me to my new home.
Hope to be back in the swing of things soon. Theresa
Oops, nearly forgot the credits. Stamps by Stampin’Up – Organic Grace, Tim Holtz Distress Inks