Tuesday, July 14, 2009

100th Post!! RAK in Progress*closed**edited with winner*

Do you ever get in one of those moods? You know the kind. Where you feel your creative mojo has left the building? Permanently. Well, that how I was feeling as I was playing with this month's amazing July kit, which is still available here. Hint hint. Don't get me wrong. I adore this kit. It has such a summer feel to it. The colors are so perfect for scrapping my young brood. Plus, it features October Afternoon's Cherry Hill which I was dieing to get my hands on since Winter CHA when it was released. I finished up 4 layouts with the kit. I still had more to do. The design team's theme this month was "My Story". I just wasn't in the mood to delve deep into my soul right now. It MAY have something to do with dealing with my DH being away for 8 months and caring for our 5 younguns.

I just wanted to scrap AND get back in my scrappy groove. So, I threw conventions out the window and decided to go a different route with this My Story theme. I decided to alter this acrylic page. It was left over from my December Daily album and I thought it would make a perfect wall hanging hung on it's side. I used pieces from both June and July's mosh posh kits. Also, some add-ons and a bit of my own stash. I wanted to document what makes me happy, in the scrapbooking world these days... Sassafras, chipboard, brads, popdots, stickpins, felt/textures, letter stickers, ribbon, the number 5, buttons, fussy cutting, more Sass, and Sass borders.

You know what? By not following the rules. My mojo is back. I'm back to scrapping into the wee hours of the morning. And I'm happy as a clam. What do YOU do to break out of your creative rut? Leave me a comment and I'll pick a name to receive a rak from me in appreciation of our blog's 100th post! You have until Saturday morning at 9 am et.


***** julie.schellin email me your addy at scrappinjenatverizondotnet. I'll get your marvelous rak sent right off to you. congrats and thanks everyone for playing along.


Jennifer B. July 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

I love how you made this 2 sided. I should have thought of that when I made a clear wall hanging. Duh! i like to take more pics or do something different when I am in a rut.

sarah_n July 14, 2009 at 2:42 PM  

Dontcha just hate that!! To get out of those funks, I like to find cool challenges or sketches.

julie.schellin July 14, 2009 at 3:06 PM  

renewed mojo looks good on you! :) thanks for the chance to win some goodies

Heather Landry July 14, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

I've always wanted to work with acrylics. You did such a fantastic job on it! I hate it when my mojo takes a vacation! Glad yours came back!

Ginger's Camo Page July 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

What an awesome project!! I usually do some blog hoppin to get some mojo back - I usually find inspiring ideas that just get my wheels rollin.

Tffny July 14, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

I will second that blog hoppin or browsing through online galleries.

Jennifer July 14, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

Oh such great inspiration! It's just so cute!

I usually just have to scraplift layouts that I love. I get into the non-thinking phase and just 'follow the directions'. After about one or two, my mojo starts to kick back and in takes over for 4 or 5 layouts.

Jenn in Vancouver

abbie July 14, 2009 at 8:10 PM  

A few have already said this...but I blog hop, find some online galleries or magazines to look at, or just play in photoshop with some pictures. One of those usually works!

Janice Guazzo July 15, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

I was in a real funk this past weekend at a retreat. I was happy to have lots of cyber friends there that I was meeting for the very first time to make me feel better. Who needs to scrap when you can eat, drink and be merry?

rajah1116 July 15, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

In a rutt? I go buy a few new things to play with....that always pulls me out of the funk!

pattyb July 15, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

I pick a challenge online and I go for it...no matter what I do it. I think rummaging through my stuff gets me happy and in the mood again.

Michelle July 16, 2009 at 12:41 AM  

I am glad your mojo is back, Jenny! I hate when that happens too!! For me, I peruse galleries and blogs, and even some of the sketch sites. Sometimes I find a cool sketch or something from a LO that makes things click. Love your door hangings. They are so adorable.

connie July 16, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

To get my mojo back I do what I am doing today and getting some online inspiration! Love your project.

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