Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teenage Angst

Hey Peoples!!

Have you all totally given up on me ever posting again?  Between my psychotic computer (yes, yes, I know I need to do something about the stupid thing....but I'd so much rather spend money on other things!) work and life in general, things have been rather slow in the crafting department.  I'm thinking that with some recent changes that have been made in our household, that I may find myself with some more time to get back to my creative side.

Over this past weekend I made a couple of interesting discoveries.
1) I have been immersed in a home, surrounded with testosterone for so long that I've found my tastes in movies now seem to run along the lines of Transformers (haven't seen the newest one yet...it's on the schedule) Ironman (I and II), and the likes.  Still not as thrilled with The Three Stooges, but hey!  Give me time, I'm sure I'll start rattling off lines from them too.

2) While I still have enough estrogen in me to appreciate a feminine card, it would seem I have NO STINKIN' IDEA how to make a card for a teenage girl.

3) When one gives her mojo an extended vacation and then tries to force her mojo back for a card that is needed NOW, it would seem that mojo will dig in her heels and scream and fight every last step of getting the needed card done in under 3 hours. 

The oldest Kiddo needed a birthday card this past weekend for one of his classmates.  Who just so happens to be a 14 year old girl.

Have I ever mentioned that I am surrounded by males in my household?  Even the dog is male.  I have NO IDEA what 14 y/o girls are into (besides 14+ y/o boys).  Originally I thought to myself "Self (or mojo), just make a You Rock" type birthday card in girly colors, since all teenagers seem to have some type of music device forever attached to their noggins.

The the oldest Kiddo drops the bomb that this particular girl likes country music.

Uhhhhhh.  While I can do western themes, I don't do rockin' country themes. 

After literally 6 attempts at creating SOMETHING, this is the CAS card I came up with.  Seriously people.  Only give your mojo a couple of days off.  Much longer than that and things start to get ugly.

Base is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Pure Luxury that is folded along the side.  The circle collage, from my new set Live Life Loud (Gina K) was randomly colored with SU markers in Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Regal Rose and Melon Mambo. The sentiment is from SU's retired set It's Your Birthday.  I inked it up with the Melon Mambo marker, since I don't own that ink pad.  

6 attempts at this.  Sad, so sad!!

I'm hoping that after this creative struggle, Mojo will decide to come back to work and help me out with less of an attitude.  

Cross your fingers.  I don't know if I can battle both a psychotic computer and a temperamental mojo.  

Till then............................ 


Cynthia said...

You rocked that card! Your mojo is just fine!!! LOVE it!!

Sylvia said...

Starla! I think you underestimate yourself and need a girls night out with some girl friends! Leave hubby at home with the boys and get them going on housecleaning, dinner, etc. As far as what 14year old girls like, who knows? some like boys, some like cell phones, i pods, it just depends on what mommy and daddy will give them! Your card is great and she should like it! Have some fun, escape this manly world for at least a night!!!!!

Karen said...

Hi, Starla. I just found, and followed, your blog. Thanks for sharing your work and ideas.
Please come check out my blog. I'm just getting started, don't know what I'm doing, and would appreciate the "following".

Susan said...

I'm always amazed at how many cards you can continually come up with! Love this CAS card.

Anonymous said...

This post had me in stitches. So Funny!!! You poor thing. I have a teenage daughter and I'd struggle coming up with something her friends would love. Off to read more of your blog.