I know we all have our mojo-free periods. No energy to create, we force things, we hate everything we make, yadda, yadda, yadda....Oh, and that'll be me, over here, raising my hand to say, "Yup. That's me."
A good friend of mine always has maintained that those times are our brains and spirits gearing up to have a big breakthrough, which will take you to a new and better creative place. As this has borne true for me in the past , I have taken this on as part of my creed as well.
So, ok..... Let's get ON with it, already, shall we??? Sheesh...
Hey, what do YOU do to break your Mojo-free moments? Any great ideas out there?? SHARE, please!
If you made it through the pitiful post about THIS CARD, (for which, I offer up my apologies) you may remember the whole thing started with eight card bases I put together in order to finish up some paper from My Mind's Eye that I had been hoarding. A sad end to that particular card base, I must say. It never did anything bad to anyone....
I had seven more to work with. One became Charlie's Valentine. I will share that later. (It's not bad. Not bad at all)
The remaining six made it out alive!!! Aren't you glad this story has a happy ending?!
I have this really sweet stamp set from Papertrey Ink (PTI), called Funky Florals, which they GAVE you if you spent $100.00 at their online store. I had a wonderful gift certificate from Christmas, and was able to get in on this deal. They do not sell this, btw, and I am actually not sure if there are any left. Be worth a check, however.
I used the stamps to make these--
Isn't his SOOOOO much better than the other thing? I love that sentiment, and the flowers are so fun and pretty.
PTI sells coordinating dies (from the Notched Flowers stamp set) that also go with this stamp set, but they rapidly sold out of them. What I found, however, is that I could easily use my Nestabilities dies to cut the basic circle, and then my snips made easy work of the notches. You just follow the image. DUH! There are no leaves in this set, so I used the leaf stamps and dies from the Rosie Posie set (also PTI).
When I adhered the flowers, I used foam adhesive, and put the medium flower on a 1/8" foam dot, while the other two flowers are on 1/16" foam. I like the extra dimension.
I think my favorite part is the little "giggle of bling" that I sprayed across the bottom. I like the mix of pearls and gems here, and the lighthearted placement.
I will decide later whether these go solo or as a set. I am pretty happy about they way these came out, though!
I am back to a low mojo period after making these, however. I threw three cards away this week. *SIGH* That's 3+ hours down the tubes. It happens, I know, and then it goes away. I am READY for it to go away now, thank you.
I think I will go dig out a favorite card, and either CASE myself, or just do the same thing in a new colorway or something. That should get the juices pumping!
PTI is doing a "black background" blog hop on the 25th. I made some COOL things for that, and I have been saving them for this. Stay tuned for that!
Hey, thanks for stopping by. I so apreciate you putting up with my ravings.
Have a great, creative, and love-filled day!