Don’t Make Crafting So Difficult…
Okay crafters, let’s be completely straight up today.
When is the last time you created something? Card, scrapbook page, or ANYTHING?
I’ve heard from many of you that you haven’t pulled out the crafting supplies in awhile. I can understand this statement! I GET IT!!
In fact, walk with me into your crafting area right now. Are your supplies loaded with dust bunnies? Are there piles of “projects to do” on your crafting desk?
-OR- could you be completely overwhelmed because it’s been awhile since you walked into your crafting area and you don’t know where to start?
You might have a case of the mojo gone bye bye syndrome.
I’m here to tell you that’s a lousy place to be and I’ve been there more times than I can count. In fact, as you know I was there recently.
I remember walking back into my craft room with big eyes and saying to myself, “Where doI begin?” The feeling was so overwhelming that I had to walk away. I honestly didn’t know where or what to start with. It reminds me when my kids were toddlers and their room would look like a tornado had made an appearance. The look on my kids faces when told to “clean up” was priceless. Priceless because I have that same look walking back into my crafting area after a long absence. Completely overwhelmed.
Many of you work full time or have a lot sitting on your shoulders due to family illness, or physical burdens. My heart aches because I know what that’s like. Quite frankly it just stinks to be in that “place!”
Today I hope I can help you overcome some of that feeling of being overwhelmed and get you to take one small baby step into that crafting room and create something. You might find this to be the one thing to bring a huge smile to your face today. The one thing that can make your heart full. Maybe even the one thing that gets you back to the happy you know you’ve had before but it’s been lost for awhile.
Let’s go back to your stamp room…
I’m going to share a card with you today that uses A TON of white space and a little stamping. We are keeping it SIMPLE DIMPLE. The goal is to get some white paper, maybe add a little color and then a focal point and BAM we have a card.
Are you with me?
It doesn’t matter WHAT stamp you are using. Find a stamp that is speaking to you right NOW.
Okay, let’s stamp!
First, let me tell you this is a sneak peek stamp set called Peaceful Pines from the new Holiday Catalog.
It doesn’t matter… Your card doesn’t have to be Christmas either. It can be anything.
Notice there is a lot of white with a hint of color.
- Whisper White 4 1/ 4 x 11
- Whisper White 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
- Whisper White 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
- Melon Mambo 2 3/4 x 2 3/4
- Whisper White scrap
Each layer I used dimensionals to give my card more depth.
Find your focal image and maybe a greeting to match. Stamp and put all the layers together. Add one splash of color. Your choice.
Pick a coordinating ribbon or even different color cardstock to use where the ribbon is. Look on your desk… you might find a piece of something you can use. Remember, we are keeping this simple.
Take a good look at your beautiful creation. Is your heart full? Is there a smile on YOUR face? The idea is to create. Create something small to recharge that mojo. Baby steps. You’ve heard the old saying, “You can only eat an elephant one bite at a time.” It doesn’t matter if your area is in shambles. The only thing that matters today is that you create something.
I would love to see what you created. Share with ME, PLEASE??? Link your card in the comments so I can take a peek. I’ll be picking a random card and I want to showcase it on my blog. You have until 11:59 Central Time Friday, August 28th to link your card in a comment. I’ll draw a winner on Saturday, August 29th.
I cannot wait to see what YOU create. We are ALL in this together friends. We are all here to uplift and inspire each other.
Love to each and every one of you.
If you are running out of supplies and need to bulk up your stash… well you KNOW where I’m going to send you. 🙂 Click HERE and you can shop in your pjs.