I was sitting here at my stamp table, surfing the internet and reading email and playing games online on my laptop (which was my Mothers Day present last year), and I was lamenting how little I have stamped this year. There are a whopping 42 cards in my 2009 cards folder on my computer. 42. At this time last year, I was posting card #53, and two years ago I was posting card #78! That's double where I am now.
I was starting to feel down.... I sit here a lot and think about making cards but don't do it. I don't know whether it's just that I'm lazy, or afraid to play again, or if I've lost my mojo. I find that more often than not I am using sketches and ideas from others instead of coming up with my own ideas. And perhaps that is bothering me. In fact, I know that is bothering me. It's like I don't have much for my own ideas anymore.
So today... I decided to just do it. I loved the MojoMonday sketch for today so I just started cutting papers. The last thing that came together for this card was the image panels.
The patterned paper is from Black River Designs and the image is by Amuse. I coloured the flowers with my Copics. I also used one of the EK Success border punches on the one black layer.
I am really pleased with my card for this week... very simple and clean....
What a great sketch Julee had for us this week! I didn't bother playing last week, but maybe I'll do that sketch tomorrow after I go to the dentist to get prepped for a crown.