Sunday, July 8, 2012

16 Attempts......

.....for a very basic CAS (clean and simple) card is a sure sign that MoJo has left the house!

I know it has been a while since I've last posted.  Our smaller office is growing (a good thing), requiring me to work almost every day (both good and bad.  Good in that work has picked up, bad in that work has picked up, not allowing me any free time!!).  During this busy time, I've made an important discovery.  My MoJo does not do well with stress!!  In addition to the stress of work and having our charting system crash (which means I'm not able to get ANY of my paperwork done!!), by the time I get off work, drive an hour to watch the Oldest Kiddo play in summer league basketball, drive home, throw in a load of laundry, throw a basic dinner together, spend some time with the family,  I not only have no energy to attempt creating, I also have no desire to create.

That, my blog friends, is NOT a good thing for someone who needs to create for her self preservation!!

16 ATTEMPTS it took to come up with this card.  I'll spare you the details of the other attempts.  Let's just say that the idea in my head looked better there than it did on paper!!



And I'm still not thrilled with it, but since I still needed to make thank you cards for the Oldest Kiddo to send out from his birthday IN MAY, I had to accept what is, is!!  I don't think that birthday's are given the same grace period of sending out thanks as weddings are!!

Basics:  Top fold 4.25x5.5" Pure Luxury White.  The "Thanks" stamp is one I have had close to 15 years!"  The "You Rock" sentiment is from Tami Mayberry's "Live Life Loud" set. Both were stamped using my stampamajig and Distress Peeled Paint Ink.

The flourish is from SU's "Extreme Elements".  I first inked in Peeled paint, stamped off then inked in Distress Tumbled Glass.  I didn't  worry about contaminating my stamp pad.  After I finished all the cards, I smooshed my Tumbled Glass ink pad onto a scrap piece of paper until the green tint mostly disappeared.  A little hint of green doesn't bother me!!

Posting will be scarce for a while I'm afraid.  I'm covering full time next week for a vacationing therapist. Did I mention that our charting system crashed?!  Not sure how long it will be before we have something new in place.  Which means at some point and time I will be required to take all my hand written notes and re enter them in the electronic system....grrrrrr.

In addition, I NEED to start cleaning out my crafting area.  I use the spare bedroom as my creative area/office/junk room.  Come August, it looks like we will have one of the students from the school living with us.  As of right now, he does not even have room in this mess to put a bed! LOL!  Stay tuned for the chance to win some boxes of free goodies!  I have got to downsize MAJORLY!

'Till next time....if you find my MoJo, would you please give her a message?  Tell her I'm sorry life has been so busy, but if she'll come home, I PROMISE to make some creative time!!


9 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, I hate when work gets in the way of fun! I think the Thank You card is is a pretty design with pretty colors. Hang in there! It'll get better.

Micki said...

DITTO here girl. Didn't get anything accomplished this weekend except to think I'm 20 years old again and do the tubing on the lake like I used to in my 20's (oh so not a good idea.. can not move but I showed 'em :-).
Ok, you may not like the card but I love it. LOVE all the white space and love the two tone color on the flourish. I would not have thought of doing that. Hang in there!

Glenda said...

Sounds like your life has gone off the charts! No creating time makes for a very unhappy girl. I am keeping fingers crossed that you will get back in the swing of things soon. Until then, I'll be right here, waiting in the background. I really love your card. Some CAS is just perfect!

CuddlyBunny said...

I'm with you! Stress is a real creative killer!

That said ... I adore your card. Honest. It's GORGEOUS!

Carol L said...

I think we all experience chaos in life that steals our creativity for a little while. You're undergoing some big changes, and in due time everything will fall into it's proper place! I think your card turned out perfectly for the occasion! Chin up, things will get better :)

Dee in N.H. said...

Your card is really cool! I have an insane work schedule this time of year so maybe our Mojo's are out having fun and sharing a cuppa' somewhere?

Sylvia said...

Sorry it took me so long to stop by Starla, I am in the process, I have been since November moving everything to the new computer. I don't have all the urls I need in the new one. I don't like the key board either, hurts my hands!!! You and the rest of the world are experiencing summer and all the stress that goes with it. Hang in there, we are all in the boat with you! Eat parsley and honey!!!!No together, just great for stress! Hugs!

MaRyKaY said...

bad storm around here in wv just got power on. some have been without for 11 days now so believe we all know what its like to have life get in the way of fun. I think your card turned out great. sometimes simple is perfect and I love this card today.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I hear ya! I feel like I'm more behind the 8 ball every day...and the stress of that does not make for a good creative flow. I hope you'll get some time to organize/craft soon. (I need to organize, too...ugh.)