Monday, December 9, 2013

There once was a woman who had a blog...

and she believed that she would be able to post on her blog daily. And her posts would include beautiful pictures of the scrapbooking/cards that she made and sold. And she would update her blog with photos of all the updates and redecorating projects that she started and completed. And she would keep her family updated with all the things that were going on with the family. And then that woman got a fulltime job that sucked the creativity out her. That exhausted her mentally and honestly she did redecorating projects but she didn't do anything crafty really. Just little things here and there and very few if any of those things that she did that was crafty was actually scrapbooking or card related. And there sat her beautiful space unused, unappreciated by her. It was a space that almost taunted her because she felt guilty that she didn't want to be in there but to sit in the chairs and watch TV or get on the computer. That woman blamed her lose of creativity on her job, on her space being so neat that she didn't want to mess it up, and the biggest excuse was that she didn't have a laptop anymore to use with her die-cutting machine. But really none of these reasons where really the issue. She just didn't feel like crafting honestly. It was sad but it was ok to her, because she knew that one day, when it didn't make any sense at all, she would start crafting like a crazy person again. And it would be like she never even stopped.

That day still hasn't come but that woman would like to say that she loves reading craft blogs of others. And she has been doing that lately. And although she hasn't done much scrapbooking that woman made a Christmas card today in 30 minutes using products that had been sitting on her desk with dust on them. How could she have dust on her scrapbooking desk? It was the strangest thing for her to see and she cleaned it up but she really was motivated to at least come into her space once or twice a week and dust at least from now on...

So that story is
I wanted to show you the card that I made. It is cute and simple. A perfect start to a card since I haven't made one in forever. But honestly I'm still going to be sending it to a co-worker. I hope that she likes it.


I really need to make Christmas cards this year. And since I have several hours of PTO I must use before I loose it; I got some free time on my hands.

But I do want to also show you our mantel that I did this year. It needs something?? But for right now it is absolutely perfect. I hope to have much more to share in the coming weeks. I know that this time off will fly by fast so I have made a daily schedule that includes a little crafting every other day. I hope to be able to keep up with that schedule.


  1. Oh, I understand how you feel!! My blog has taken a hit this year with all the things I have going on! But I am determined to get some cards made in the next few days! Your card is too cute, and I love your mantle arrangement! Have a great time creating on your time off!

  2. Thanks. I can't wait to see your cards too.