Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Paper Players #108



Good Morning friends!  I'm going to tell you right off the bat - this color challenge was a real challenge!  Kraft/Crumb Cake - that's not the problem.  If you've been around this blog long, you know that I use a lot of Kraft cardstock.  It's the Cherry Cobbler/Not Quite Navy combo that I really struggled with.  I didn't want it to look too Patriotic.  I didn't want a manly card. (although I could use some manly cards!)  I perused  my stamp sets, gazed thru my book of sketches.  Finally, I settled on this clean and simple sketch (an oldy from Clean and Simple Stamping).  It quite clean, quite simple.  I don't know that I really am in love with it.  I've seen better work come out of my craft room. However, the use of the Natural Elements DSP - I DO like that.

I'm still in search of my creative mojo - so if you've seen it, could you please give it back.  I've been scouring Pinterest for some inspiration - even at 3am when I can't sleep.  I think that lack of sleep is part of my mojo prob.  I don't like to get up in the middle of the night, because then I just fall into that routine.  I'm hoping when school starts back up here I'll be back into a good routine.  It's frustrating for me to feel lack-luster and  uncreative.  VERY frustrating. I'm typically the type of person that doesn't sit and watch tv or just hang out - I've got to be doing something.  Cooking, crafting, gardening....I'll put the laundry and cleaning off.  But those other things I really like to do.....so to not feel really motivated to do those fun things is odd.  I'll get there tho.  Just a little funk I'm going thru.  I tried a new coffee this morning and it's super yummy....maybe that will be the key.  (FYI - the coffee is Cameron's Cinnamon Sugar Cookie.  mmm. mmm. good!)

Now - go head out to see what the other crafty Paper Players came up with.  There are some great creations out there!


9 comments:

Sharon Jones said...

Jen, I don't know about you, but this beautiful card looks like you still have some mojo left in you yet!!

Patti said...

This is so lovely. That dsp really is terrific with your design. Great card.

LeAnne said...

LOL, I struggled with exactly the same thoughts when I saw this color combo! Your use of that gorgeous embossed Crumb Cake is ingenious! Beautiful all the way around!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hey, maybe I will "bump into" you on Pinterest at 3am because I'm usually cruising through at that time as well! Hellooo insomnia! I love your card, Jen! I just got that paper and am totally inspired to open it up now. It is so detailed and elegant...and makes a really cool background. Don't be so tough on yourself about your card...it's really pretty! I really like the clean design and the Cherry Cobbler really pops! Have a great day! Hugs! :)

H2 :) said...

Next time you are on Pinterest Jen, I am sure you will find this card there, because it's GORGEOUS!
Clean, classy & elegant - love it! :)

Ann Schach said...

Clean, simple and beautiful, Jen! No lack of mojo with this card!

Nance Leedy said...

I echo everyone else, no lack of mojo here Jen! This is lovely and the CAS design really highlights that gorgeous paper. Beautiful card!

Amy White said...

Wow that Natural Composition dsp makes such a great background! Works so well with the CAS design.

jaydee said...

Gorgeous Jen. I love the background. What a fabulous use of the colors.
Jaydee