Sunday, March 18, 2012

On My Mind

Knock knock. Hello?! Anybody out there?

It's been 6 months since I've posted a card. So much for getting serious about this blog! In truth I have made precious few cards. Even at Christmas, I just made a couple for people that I felt I HAD to send cards to, but I was just generally not in the mood. I'm not sure if I'm in the mood yet.

We will be moving again in about 3 months and, in anticipation of that I am starting to purge and box up what I will not need for daily life. Several times I have walked into my craft room thinking I would box everything there up, but each time I have stopped, hoping I might actually go in there and DO something. Well, today I finally did something. I made one card. Just one. But it's a start.

I think that I expected a bout of creative genius after my Mom died, because that happened once before during a hard life event - I went crazy with (what I thought were) great cards. That hasn't happened with the loss of my Mom however. So I guess it's time to make cards even if I don't feel particularly creative.

As usual, for inspiration (because I always need inspiration) I turned to The Play Date Cafe. Their colors for this week almost chased me back out of my craft room! Look at this:

I am sorry, but that is just awful to me. But I started looking at some of their cards and realized the loud picture board did not have to mean loud cards, just color inspiration. And so I was able to set to work. Unfortunately I don't have any bright green. I used the closest thing I could find. My colors were: Pear Pizazz, Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Dusty Durango.

This is the best I could do today for a photograph. It's taken with my phone! I have been having mucho trouble with my printer/scanner and my camera - well - I have no idea how a person loses a camera LENS, but I did.

So, if anyone is out there, thanks for looking!



  1. I'm here!! :o) I'm sorry you've had a difficult time but so glad that you looked to us for inspiration. You interpreted the colours so well, your card is lovely. I hope this is the start of you getting back into your creating again. Thanks so much for joining us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous take on our color story! We're just thrilled that you didn't let that graphic scare you away :) and hope you'll join us again! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. It is so lovely to see you creating cards once again after such a difficult time....and you did these colors proud! You're right...bright doesn't have to be interpreted that way and I'm glad you saw them through YOUR eyes...beautiful!

  4. I love the soft and intimate feel of your card. Blessings!