I was rather surprised to check my blog today and realize that it has needed my care for three days since I missed the Stamp Review Blog Hop. You may be wondering why I've gone missing, and I've been thinking about that too. You are my dear blog readers and friends, so I thought I might do some reflecting on what's going on with me - with you.
I find that I've been pushing myself in lots of areas in my life, and it's been a good time to step back and evaluate a bit. That has involved listening to myself and knowing when I just flat out needed to take it a bit easier on me because of other things going on. In case you're wondering what's been going on (admit it I KNOW you want to know!) our family has been busier than ever with coming and goings these days. Add to that some major overhauls in our house. Yep. Re-models are coming. A great thing involving lots of upheaval. Many choices. Going to choose...tiles, light fixtures, paint colors and don't forget to pick out the kitchen sink.
Maybe I should have titled this post "As the Dust Settles."
When I don't blog I don't stamp. When I don't stamp, I forget how. Well, let's just say it's like pulling teeth to crank out a card. I've always found that making a card or project every day keeps the MOJO going!
Now that you know where I've been, here's where I'm going. I have looked at WAY too many blogs but I have compiled a list of challenges. I'm going to pick a challenge a day for the next week and make a card a day.
That also means a blog post everyday.
I will have the fun of creating with whatever I want. Meaning, I will stay exclusively Stampin Up! of course, but I will not only focus on creations from the Holiday Catalog. Sometimes I get stuck in the rut of what other people have done.
As I've done today, I'll try to share a story or two once in awhile. If you want to skip down to where the card is, that's fine with me! In Weight Watchers, which I attend regularly, we've talked about setting the re-set button. Getting back to the basics. Consider it done here today on my blog. And as always, thanks for listening, visiting, keeping on coming back and encouraging me with your words and creations.
Last week I had a stamp camp and one of my reminders to the ladies was to let their Designer Paper work for them, to make the most of it! The Nordic Noel pack has some fabulous images to use on a card - just cut them out and layer them on a tag.
Can it get any easier than that? Those gift packages were really fun to pile up and layer. The MOJO MONDAY sketch provided the inspiration for today's card.
Find delight in your craft.
Make something beautiful!
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