My creative mojo has been mostly absent for the past year. Pandemic concerns. Elder care and assistance.
But crafting has been my art therapy, my happy place for 18 years.
Was I bored with my crafting?
Was I overwhelmed with the crafting industry “buy this now” monthly release push? That answer has been YES for a while. (Yes, I know my being overwhelmed is MY problem, not a problem with the industry!) Sensory overload for me.
Was it time to move on?
So, I have been struggling along, making the bare minimum of cards for family.
I finished making my New Years cards in mid January (because I bailed on making Christmas cards, but I had purchased holiday postage stamps – have to send something!), and here come Valentine’s Day cards…
But my mojo peeked out from under the couch next to my craft table and asked me…
I am enjoying crafting. I have ideas. I STILL LOVE COLOR.
Alas, I have discovered that my card basket is very picked over (thanks to Offspring3 and my cousins! Love you! ❤ ). Lots of categories that need to be refilled.
Paint chips were begging to be stamped upon. So, two cards to help refill the basket.
Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, paper – Behr paint chips (Home Depot), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, ink – VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hello), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powders – Gina K Designs Fine Detail Silver, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper