Well I never thought I would see the day, but alas, I have managed to prove myself wrong because here I am posting on this blog again!
You must understand what I mean by this.. I almost nearly shut this blog down but kept it just for the memories. I sold off ALL my scrapbooking supplies and had literally NOTHING! I was never doing this again I told myself. But here I am. I am not sure if anyone is still out there but if you are I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
I indeed gave up scrapping.. I had absolutely lost all my passion and drive. I had no time and honestly I had achieved all my scrapping goals and was on all the teams I had endeavoured to be on and I guess it all got overwhelming for me.
I always missed creating ... and when I would see memories on Facebook pop up I was aching inside because I missed it so much. But what got me over the line to start again was a number of comments from all different directions. One was from my daughters who said they missed my cards and layouts. Then recently a nudge from my sister in law to pick up the hobby again. another comment from one of my daughters lately that said "I am going to pick one of your beautiful cards to give my friend for her birthday" and when we did arrive at the birthday everyone ooohed and ahhhed over my card (an old one) and it just clicked.. I thought "If i was maybe OK at something why did i give it up?" . Anyway the rest is history. I just got online that night and ordered some basics from my favourite stores and I really want to create again... Its funny, this time around I dont need to have everything! Just a few things. I know exactly what to buy and what works etc etc .
I guess I just had to literally get rid of it all , disconnect from creating and the online world before I could find my way back again. Life is strange...
So anyway, all else is well. I am still a primary school teacher and working away, 2 older daughters at school and little one still at home and all in all doing well.
Now back to creating.. I really wanted some inspiration and of course I went back to what is familiar and the brands and blogs that I love ! Firstly I created this tag with my favourite 13arts.. I used their recent release called "Aura Rosa" and I entered this in the Words Their Way challenge blog where the mini challenge was to use the word "BEST" on a card, tag or ACT. This was always one of my most favourite design teams to be on and working with 13arts again was like a dream.
Once I created this, I also hopped over to my other super amazing past design team 7 Dots Studio and the current design team there is once again very inspirational. While browsing there i came across their August challenge which was to use 7 Dots Studio products and metallic colours on a project..
Of course I looked very hard online to find some older 7 Dots Studio collections which are SOOOO hard to find these days :( . But anyway I managed to find a few Dreamer and Domestic Goddess papers here in Australia. Yeah we are going back a few years with these collections but I never ceased loving them!
I created 2 cards for this challenge, I hope that is OK? I was just feeling very inspired :)
This is the first card I created with the Dreamer collection..
Here is the second card I created with the Domestic Goddess collection...
Well that is it for today! I hope I inspired you in some way and hope to be back again soon!