I have a confession to make. My third "blogaversary" was on New Year's Day and I couldn't think of one card to make. Not one. No mojo whatsoever.
This seems to happen to me every year at Christmas. Does this ever happen to you? I usually get lots of fun crafty items from my DH (that I have been keeping on a wish list for months), and I'm beginning to think it is too much all at once. Too many new toys, I don't know where to start! So I stare at them. And nothing happens. For days.
It's so funny. When these items (mainly stamps, inks, and dies) were added to my wish list, I HAD to have them! I had SO many ideas of what to do with them when I finally had those hot little numbers in hand!
I want to share some pics of the fun items I got...and maybe someday when the "pressure to make" is off, I'll actually break into them and start having fun. (I do hope so!)
I love these Hero Arts inks and the Jane's Doodles sentiments!
I've been patiently waiting for these fun stamps and die sets from Simon Says Stamp!
I also received a Copics cube (holder) from my DH as a birthday gift. So nice to have them organized...although I'm a bit embarrassed to show off my SMALL collection to you! (Yes, that is all of them!)
My sister-in-law gave me some fun gems for my birthday...can't wait to break into them! I also love this stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink.
The only cards I made at all over vacation were actually half store-bought, half stamped. I love the dollar bins at the local craft store (in my case, the dollar bins at Michael's)...that's where I found these nice quality blank thank you card packs. Not bad for a dollar...and my Papertrey Ink wreath stamp fit perfectly on them. So, I made a set of thank you notes for all the lovely birthday and Christmas gifts I received.
I am hopeful that once we get back into the regular routine I'll get my mojo back and all will be well. Of course, our routine just went out the window as today, after only one day back to school and work, we had a snow day!
I wish you all the very best in 2014...and I thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to visit my blog...I do appreciate your visits!