Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thinking of You

It's been a month ago since my last blog post. I think it's the first time since I started blogging almost 5 years ago that I've taken a break for so long. I used to create cards almost every day, but I've been lacking inspiration ever since we got back from our summer holiday. I simply couldn't get anything on paper. A creative block like this has never happened to me before. I lost my mojo in the past but never as bad as this time. A low energy level wasn't really helping me either. In order to gain inspiration and pleasure in creating again I decided to give up my DT position at 4heures37, not to reapply for the new term at My Scrapbook Nook and I've taken a temporary break from my magazine work. No deadlines, no stress....and hopefully that will help me to get back in the mood for card making. At first I didn't really miss it, but now - after several weeks - I would like to use my papers, stamps, ink and tools again. I think that's a good sign.

Yesterday I created a sympathy card for a colleague whose father passed away earlier this week. Not the easiest occasion to make a card for, but I enjoyed the creative process again.



A close up of the linen impression...



I love to layer different die-cuts using foam adhesive dots to create more depth...



All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted Supplies: Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White | Clear stamps: Modern Wood Mats, Simple Sunflower, Asian Fusion | Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), A Muse Studio (Slate) | Adhesive dots: Zva Creative | Tools: Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Mat Stack 5 Die, Doily Details, Photo Finish Strips

Although I haven't created any cards lately I was creative in an other way. I created new mini kits for my store Cards & Wishes. The first one is a small kit called Sweetest Christmas...



The other Christmas kit is called 'Tis the Season. This kit in traditional red and green is my favorite kit of all kits. I just love all the elements in this kit.



The first sets of both kits sold out real quickly, so I made a few extra kits. I really enjoy composing these mini kits, and it's great to see that they are so well received.

Well, that's all for now. I hope to be back with a new card soon.