Sometimes you just have to phone it in. I hate to do that but this weekend was a stressful one. My indoor cat, that I have had since he was a day old, went missing on Saturday. I bottle fed this cat until he was old enough to eat on his own. I had him fixed and declawed. Now, eight years later, he is out there in the cold running scared with no way to defend himself and I am completely distraught. Needless to say every spare moment is spent looking for him.
Since I didn’t get any samples made I thought I would share some videos from Stampin’ Up!
Like I said I am phoning it in and I apologize for that. I just felt I needed to put something up so I wasn’t just ignoring my blog.
As always keep stamping the moon!
I boldly stated that I was going to try to post every weekend and Tue./Wed. and I failed. I had beaten myself up over this until I realized that life happens and I needed to learn to just go with the flow. So that is what I am doing, embracing the chaos and going with the flow.
What happened was on New Year’s day my friend and I went on an adventure to find a craft store. I say adventure because we live in a rural area of Nebraska and all the great stores are at least three hours away. We finally found a Michael’s store in Greeley, CO three and a half hours from home. Needless to say I spent more money than I was planning to, but I had coupons! For the most part I bought ink, lots of ink. I bought alcohol ink, India ink, and acrylic ink.
The first chance I got to play with the new inks was the weekend. When I bought the inks, I had a specific technique in mind but what I forgot was the proper paper. Side note glossy photo paper does not work. I was able to make a couple of marbled backgrounds that are kind of pretty.
Needless to say I was disappointed in my results and proceeded to put my inks away. I sat there for awhile trying to will my creativity into action to no avail. I knew I had craft fairs coming up and needed to make some cards and things for that. I just couldn’t get my creative juices flowing. So, I turned to my old stand by C.A.S.E. (copy and share everything) this acronym is used throughout the crafting community. when I am stuck I find something that appeals to me and recreate it sometimes I keep it the same and sometimes my own creativity kicks in right away and I change everything. When I am extremely lacking in creativity I will C.A.S.E. other peoples projects until my own creativity kicks in. With that being said I would like to share a sample I cased from jreks @ splitcoaststamping via Pinterest:
I copied it exactly as it was pictured. It is not complete as nothing is glued down and the more I look at it the more I want to add and change aspects of it. I will continue to play with it until I am happy with the results. I will post a final picture when it’s complete.
Do you ever get stuck in a creative rut? leave me a comment telling me how you get out of your rut.
I am determined to get this blog going and keep it going. I really love what I do but it seems like I tend to put the things that bring me the greatest joy to the farthest reaches of my life. I am trying not to do that anymore. I am choosing to do what brings me the most joy first and everything else second.
My hope is to post twice a week Tues./Wed. and Sat/Sun. Tues/Wed posts will include updates from Stampin’ Up! , Stamping the Moon as well as some kind of technique or two.
Sat,/Sun. post will features samples I have created and am loving. I will also pick someone from the comments to receive one of the samples.
To start the New Year right Stampin’ Up! kicks off Sale-A-Bration and our occasions catalog Thursday January 3, 2019. Check back tomorrow as both catalogs will be live for you to view and download.
Sale-A-Bration is our largest sale of the year. The sale runs through March 31, 2019. I LOVE this sale!!! there are two categories of savings, the first is for every $50.00 you spend you can pick a free item from that section. Example would be if you spent $150.00 you would get three items for free. The second is for every $100.00 you spend you can pick a free item from that section same rules as above, Every $100.00 spent earns a free item. These free items are not discontinued items, nor are they overflow items. Every item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog is a new, never before seen item that may not ever come back. It is a great way to build up your craft stash with stamps, kits, and supplies.
Please check back tomorrow to see all the new and exciting products for 2019! Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
I will have samples up this weekend and as always keep stamping to the moon!
I am in the process of redesigning this blog and my logo.
I am working to make it more mobile friendly and user friendly.
you can help me…
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