Saturday, April 9, 2011

2 Weeks...Well, almost.

Hello Friends!
HELP!!! ;)

For the first time in a VERRRRRY long time, I have not felt like scrappin'. AT ALL. Seriously-I had NO mojo. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. I guess you get the drift. :(

I have had plenty of other things to keep me busy, mind you. I volunteer at school several times a week, we have had LOTS of days spent after school at the playground, I have been cleaning my poor neglected nest & started doing the 'couch to 5k' program (I got 5 days in on the treadmill last week and it felt so gooooooood to stretch, sweat and speed up this pulse of mine :) ) I hope I can be as committed next week.

And my scrappy 'fast' wasn't for lack of trying. I was surfing blogs & galleries-HARD. I scoured alot of my mags. Even went through my papers and did a purge. I had NO INSPO. And then Wednesday evening, something was there and I pulled out some papers. I started a LO & intended to finish it Thursday night & ended up sleeping a 11 hr stint with my baby boy (oh yeah-that's my other new past time these days-SLEEPING-what is THAT about??). Cuddles with him will put me to sleep everytime & I thought it was supposed to work the other way around. :) I finally got the rest of it put together yesterday and then mojo crept up on me a second time! So now, I have 2 LOs to share. Not sure how I am feeling about these- I had started out planning both LOs to be on white cardstock & having lots of negative space- but these are the end result.
 **My Baby Sister**

With 20 years between us, it kind of feels like she was my first 'baby' and she has always been very special to me. These pics are of her 10 years ago. She is graduating this year and I am so proud of her.
Supplies: Paper-Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, My Little SHoebox, Cardstock-Bazzill, Alphas-American Crafts, MLS, Jenni Bowlin, Punky Sprouts canvas bloom, Tags-The Girls' Paperie, Butterflies-Jenni Bowlin, Bling-Dollarama, Twine-Martha Stewart, Chipboard elements-Crate Paper

**Grampy's Boys**
This LO is one of those pictures that you MUST scrap. I just love the happy smile on my sweet FIL's face as my Little Man and Little nephew 'help' him blow out candles on his b-day cake.
Supplies: Papers-My Mind's Eye, Alphas-American Crafts, My Little Shoebox, Die cut accents-Girl's Paperie,
Butterflies-Jenni Bowlin

Where do you go for fail-safe scrappy inspiration? I think I am in a rut and would LOVE to break out of it.
Please-please-PLEASE-share your tips (that is if anyone is still peeking in here ;) )
Have a GREAT weekend!


Julie said...

Well I am no help to you,as I am in the biggest scrap rut ever.I think I just need to make myself do it.I seem to do better when I get some new photos and scrap with a friend.

I always wanted a younger sister.You are so lucky! I bet she looks up to you.

Crafterbeth said...

Great layouts! I have no remedy for a scrappy rut as I rarely scrap busy training for marathons, so if you need any running inspiration I can help you with that!! Good luck on the C25K!!

erin said...

well, that sure works! finding your mojo that is! these are awesome! i was just going thru the same thing...and went away this weekend with my youngest and came back refreshed! great job cindy!

Tracey Taylor said...

These are fantastic, mojo or not. My only tip is challenge blogs or perhaps trying out some pub calls. That's what I do when I get in a rut...try to change things up a bit.

JULIANA said...

Your layouts look amazing in this post and those you have posted most recently! I usually let the products inspire me. But sometimes it helps me to just take a break and do and look at things that are not scrapbook related. I am sure you will find your mojo soon girl!!!