Disclaimer: I haven't been feeling crafty at all. Like, not at all. I have all kinds of great supplies and great ideas, but I have zero energy and zero follow-through. Am I supposed to tell you that? Does that crush your dreams? I mean, I know I'm supposed to be a crafty blogger (kind of), but I guess it's still normal for me to struggle with the creative process.
This weekend, Tracie and I are taping a podcast about stamping. Check out the lovely little stamps I bought recently. They were on sale and delicious, so I bought them. I'm not especially good at stamping; I'm definitely not confident about my stamping abilities, and yet I have a hard time passing them up in the store. These are from Jillibean Soup and Heidi Swapp; I snagged them on sale at Michael's and paid less than $3 for each one.
I also scored some really intricately cut pieces of very thin wood that have great messages on them. I envision using these somehow in a mini-album. A while back, Heidi Swapp made a mini-album with a wooden frame as the cover; I imagine using these in kind of the same way. Wouldn't the embrace the journey one be a perfect one for a mini-album about a teenager or about a change in job or about a personal 'journey' in terms of weight-loss or self-acceptance or a new skill or something? I think the create one would be great for a mini-album about your crafty goals or projects or pinterest attempts or even inspiration pieces. Oh, and if embrace or create is your OLW, these would be perfect for an album about that too!
Right now, I'm loving all of the laser cut wood pieces that are super popular. Check out these yummy items from Heidi Swapp that I snagged at JoAnn's and Michael's over the last few weeks. I think they are just delish!
Finally, I'm currently in love with gold. (This is big for me, since I've always been a silver girl.) These days, I can't get enough of anything gold whether it's in my costume jewelry, my home decor, or my scrapbooking supplies. These new Heidi Swapp items with gold (foil!) trim are my current faves. I can't wait to use them in an actual project, if I can just find some motivation to actually get busy and get to making...
How are you doing on your crafty to do list? Anybody else struggling with their mojo right now? Please tell me I'm not alone... :(