Over the holidays, it seems that my creativity simply went on vacation (and didn’t bother to take me). Yes, things have been busy and then our dog passed away, but I haven’t even really been motivated to go into my craft room for a couple of weeks. Today, that all changes. One of my new year’s resolutions is to reclaim my lost creativity and to get back into my scrapbooks and cardmaking. Next weekend should really kick-start the scrapbooking component since I am going on my annual scrapbooking retreat, but for the cards, I had to take matters into my own hands.
For my first foray back, I kept things pretty simple. I used the latest sketch from The Sweetest Thing (#98) as my starting point. After I printed it out and took a look at it, the scalloped portion on the sketch made me think that it would make a good easel card, so I turned the sketch on its side. I also drew motivation from the latest challenge over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge (#115) – Buttons and Bows. I will admit that I have knots more than bows, but I think that you get the idea.
I don’t know exactly why I chose to make a Christmas card to start the new year, but for whatever reason a Christmas card is what came together for me. I guess when I looked at my stash of buttons and ribbons, the reds and greens just jumped out at me. The image is a stamp that my dear friend Laura had and I begged her to let me have it. It is just so simple, but I love it.
So, what do you think of my first attempt to find my lost creativity? Do you think I am on the right track?