Thursday, February 2, 2012

Crafters Block?

I've been trying so hard to envision a new card creation today.  But it seems I have 'crafters block' if there is such a thing.  It's been a busy week at our house and I've had to deal with a nasty virus in the midst of it all. I'm not sure I'm completely over it yet.   I have managed to make a couple of cards for some family birthdays coming up, but that's it. 

On the brighter side, I was able to purchase some alphabet punches that I think are going to be awesome.  I am not very skilled with stamps, so I try to make up for it with other embellishments.  These punches are going to come in very handy!

My days off for this week are coming to an end.  Tonight I go back to work and will have very little time for anything else.  Perhaps some inspiration will come to me during that time and I will be back in my groove by the beginning of the week.

Feb. 1st was my grand-daughter Charity's 13th birthday.  Here is the card I made for her.  I wanted sparkle and shine in her favorite colors.  This is what I came up with.  I'm trying some new things, such as the pennants.  It's a little rough, but my grandkids are very forgiving if I don't get it perfect.  (Grandkids are great that way.)

  I am hoping that the challenges I am entering will help me improve my cardmaking in so many ways.  Sometimes when I look at the great talent of other card crafters I think I am out of my league.  But I know that practice makes all the difference in the world.  So I will keep practicing and looking for new inspiration.  Maybe someday I'll even master the art of stamping and coloring in.  I absolutely adore the look obtained with copic markers in the hand of a talented artist!


  1. Reny - I really like the card design! The banner inside is so cute!!! You should stop by my blog. It just might bring you out of your "crafers block"!! Just sayin'!!! :-) ~Cathy~

    1. Thanks Cathy. I have been by your fabulous blog and am following now. You're right. Lots of inspiration there!


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