Thursday, August 26, 2010

What Do You Do, When Your Mojo Leaves You??

What do you do when your Mojo goes on hiatus? You wonder "Why me??" just like I did - LOL :) I'm just kidding! I have had a couple of times when it's just not there anymore after just having tons and tons of ideas and major mojo drive, but I've never had it last this long. I've only been making cards since December, so it's to be expected. But it did give me a bout of worry there, for a bit :)

So after some forcing of myself to sit and play with my stuff, I made this card. I had been itching to play with my new My Favorite Things stamp set PI "Being Cute is What I Do". And oh my goodness, did I have FUN!! I love how I can use it on any paper or color it in. And it's a universal kind of stamp (a prerequisite for me since I don't own many), and I love those kinds.

I used a lot of My Minds Eye papers for her and the card's backgrounds. I wanted a bit of a "groovy" embroidered look on her pants so I found an old stamp and heat embossed the image on them. I really like it, like that and I think it looks great.The clouds are a stamp from Verve's "Up, Up & Away" stamp set, with a water colored blue around it to make them stand out a bit. The grass at her feet are a small stamp from Stampin Up from an old set back in the 90's.
The blue flowers are from Recollections Mini Paper Roses. I'm not sure how I feel about them, but this being my first time using them I'll keep playing with them and hold back on judging how I like 3D flowers or not. Everyone else makes them look so natural, I feel like mine are out of place and detracting from the image. But I'll keep playing and we'll see.
The bling strands are from Prima. Again, I like them there, but maybe they are a little much?!? :)
I did use my trusty Tombows to watercolor in her hair, shoes, clouds and grass, at her feet. I really love these Tombows! I'm getting much better at my results then when I was using Distress Inks. I'm not bashing the Distress Inks, I'm just finding I can control the results and finishing better with my Tombows.

And please be patient as I'm still tinkering and fiddling with the whole blog realm. I am liking the changes so far,but still want to lighten my middle background column so everyone can read it. Until then the text will be bold black and very large Reader's Digest type print - LOL :)

I'm entering this in two challenges, just to jump start my mojo again too. For some reason entering in challenges really helps me get back on track. Here's to having fun and jumping back in the creative pool!! :)

My Favorite Things - Floral Fantasy - Blue Flowers
Our Daily Bread - Punches or Dies - Nestabilities "Circle" Die

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.


  1. this is so sweet. love how you left some aspects of the image uncolored-it's waaaay cool!

  2. Hello Amanda, Love your blog and love the MFT card. I would never have thought to make the cute groovy pants but it's brilliant. Keep on blogging so we all can enjoy your creativity.

  3. Fabulous! I love those paper pieced pants! AWESOME!

  4. So beautiful and soft - I really like her paper pieced clothing especially.

  5. So So cute! I love all the paper piecing and how you used the rhinestones!

  6. Totally cute! Her pants are so fun and great papers. Just so darn cute.


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