Sunday, 19 February 2012

Delinquent Scrapper...Getting Back on Track

I don't quite know what it is.  Maybe it's the time of year.  The winter "blahs" where I just can't seem to get motivated to do ANYTHING!  I'm all go go go at work and during my 90 minute commute home (I know! sucks!) my mind is reeling with all the things I want to create in my humble little space (I tend to call it the "computer room" for hubby's sake but really it's screaming "craft room").  Cards, scrapbook layouts, mini-books...I take a bazillion pictures a month and I REALLY intend to immortalize them in some stunning and inspiring creation but alas, my motivational juices tend to drain out long before my creative juices even have a chance to flow.  I've been finding myself deflated of any energy by the time I get home and only manage to stir up enough of it to get dinner on the table, homework completed (which really has the patience juices pouring out at an exponential rate!), kids in bed and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ....sorry...where was I?  I must've dozed off!....ugh...that's been my life the last few weeks!  Fast asleep by 9pm.  Nevermind the piles of laundry to clean and put away, the disaster of a closet that is slowly ooozing into the rest of our bedroom, the dust bunnies, the scattered toys, the Christmas presents (candy baskets still wrapped in cellophane) sitting in the upstairs hallway waiting for a home...but the flurry of creative genius floating around in my head that can't find an escape because I can't find the energy to let it fly.  It's like my morning coffee hits a brick wall at 6pm and I'm surviving on fumes until 9pm when there's just nothing left.  Another java jolt after 2pm tends to keep me up until way after 2am and then I'm virtually useless the next day.  There's gotta be a better way.  Give me strength (as I write this post at 2:30am having sat in bed for the last few hours drifting and then finally deciding to be productive and write in my journal only to be distracted by watching "Big Bang Theory" bloopers on YouTube.  Here is my attempt at making the most of this evening (unlike I have managed to do any a recent evening) and at least contribute to Simon Says Stamp most recent challenge: Tag it!  I hope this can kick start me into a motivation frenzy.  Keeping my fingers crossed (for more than just the prize this time!).  Thanks for letting me vent!
I don't usually create 8.5 x 11 layouts but this one was from a PageMap (by Becky Fleck) that just called to me in my non-motivational state as I was sifting through old pictures.  The tags are from a Sissix die, the embossing is from a Cuttlebug folder, the date stamp is from Hero Arts, die cute letters from Quickutz and flowers from Prima.


  1. Gorgeous page Lizzie, fabby LO and cute piccy. I hope your mojo is back & you are frantically crafting away as I type :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  2. Oh look at her, all grown up :) thanks for making me smile at 0530 my time :D miss you guys xxx

  3. The crazy thing about this picture is that she's NOT grown up...she's 3 1/2 years old in this pic! Where oh where does the time go!? Miss you too!

  4. Such a beautiful layout and your daughter is precious. Thanks for the sweet and kind comment you left at my blog :)
    I hope you catch your mojo and have time to create when you get it. My friend was suffering from a similar situation and when she gave up her coffee she has so much more energy. Best of luck and it will get better. Fondly, Kathy

  5. You share such nice and great work post here. I really like your daughter image so much. She is too cute and lovely. I am feeling good after visit your post.

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  6. Gorgeous LO :-)

    thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp DT call and Good Luck :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Great come back dear. Awesome card on the colors, sketch and embossing :)

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