Walking away

Long time no post huh? I know...I have been extremely bad about blogging. I was in a serious funk. I had no mojo. Then I thought I had some great ideas and I cut into a few new papers and POOF!!!! it was gone. So I walked away to do some serious thinking. I thought of abandoning this hobby of mine. I considered packing all my supplies up and donating them to a local shelter. I have read about others having this frame of mind and actually following through with the idea. I however, managed to regain some confidence and sat back down at the table to create.

What's amazing me to is I found myself with a simpler style. Not completely overdoing it to the nil degree. Not sure it will last. Not sure I really like the new style but it's a change and I am embracing it for now.

Enough of my ranting. On to a few cards I made.

First up is a card using beautiful turquoise Chatterbox papers. My friend, Pam sent these to and I knew what I was eager to use these. I used Card Pattern's #48 sketch.

Supplies: pattern paper: Chatterbox; stamp: unknown; pearls: Kaiser Craft; ink: Brilliance black; ribbon: Creatively-Green; glitter: Stickles frosted lace

This next card started out strictly for fun! But then I saw The Pink Elephant's #51 challenge to use, polka dots, bow and pink. Regina created the cutest little set entitled, "Rain Rain Go Away" for The Cutting Cafe and I fell in love with this boot image. Way too cute!
I just realized I need to get a close up image of the boots because I filled in the flowers with Stickles and it does not show the true sparkle in the photo. :-( Sorry. I will try and get to that ASAP!

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections white and black, digital image and sentiment: The Cutting Cafe'; print paper: Target dollar spot; polka dot ribbon and felt button: craft supply; glitter: Stickles red and green

Thanks for coming by!


Calia Yang

you know - sometimes - simple is the best. i love your cards and glad that you got your mojo back! i've taken a break from making layouts too - my mojo has left me. but i've been HUGE on mojo for cards...maybe i'll find my way back to layout making. heheh


These cards are beautiful and adorable, Amy! You're a very talented card maker and we all lose our mojo from time to time and it usually takes a break to get that back. I'm SO glad you didn't "walk away". We would miss you and your fabulous creations too much! ♥♥ Kay


Both cards are fabulous - thank goodness you have not given up! Thank you for sharing them with us at TPE.
Ann xxx

Michelle Bertuzzi

Amy I so love the originality of this card. You made the sketch your own and you rocked it!


Great cards Amy! Glad to see you got your mojo back and are back to crafting! I know what you mean about thinking of quitting- it can be overwhelming at times!!

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