Monday, July 15, 2013

Hello There {CAS-ual Fridays CFC109 and a peek in my brain}

I don't particpate in CAS-ual Fridays challenges nearly as often as I should. Every time I stop by the blog I am completely inspired and excited! And this week, I've been in a major crafting funk. (Let's be honest. . .it's probably been more like a month.)  So in the middle of a bunch of deadlines, I decided to just stop, drop everything, and make a quick CAS-ual Fridays challenge card. This week, the challenge is to use polka-dots. (How could I resist?!) 


I used washi tape from Close To My Heart, and Studio G, and that cute sentiment stamp is from Elle's Studio.  (Part of the Saltwater collection.)  It's super cute - I think I'll be grabbing that stamp a lot!
I added a few black pearls to the card, and called it done.
I really only spent about 10 minutes on this, and I enjoyed  each of those 10 minutes.  I'll be honest, it's easy to impart stress on myself, working on projects specifically for Paper Crafts. I get all worked up and try too hard to make each card the most perfect card I've ever created. And is that possible? No. (DUH!) I do much better when I just sit down and CREATE, and then hope that it fits what i "should" be doing. I think I will be doing a lot of growing during my time with Paper Crafts, and I am excited about that. Creating and crafting is a lot more of a mental thing than one would think. Anyone else have that problem? When I'm in a funk, if I can just make one thing that I REALLY like, then often it's enough to jolt myself out of the funk. {Not always, but sometimes!} 


So there you have it. You've gotten a peek at a card, and a peek into my crazy brain. Lucky you!
Thanks so much for coming by today! And thanks to CAS-ual Fridays for jolting me out of a funk, to have some polka-dotty fun. {Cause seriously, there could never be enough polka dots in the world!}
xoxo

10 comments:

Jingle said...

This is totally cute! I'm so glad you played along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

Michelle said...

Very cute! I agree on the polka dots. haha Thanks for the peek into your brain, it sounded very familiar. lol

Lindsay said...

Such a fun card Laura! LOVE the tape and colors!

Niki G said...

I love reading about fellow bloggers tips on when you're in a crafting funk...thanks for sharing and I agree about never having enough polka dots! I truly appreciate you sharing about over thinking things...I totally get that way when I want to submit projects for publishing. You're definitely right about needing to just create and let it flow!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I've been in a crafting funk for over a year. We are hardest on ourselves. I LOVE this card so much I would marry it. LOL So glad you played along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, this is so lovely! I love how you anchored the Washi! Beautiful use of that AE stamp!! Excellent card!

Deb said...

Love that polka dot washi tape! And your sentiment is awesome! I totally get what you are saying about creating without any pressure. It does help to get out of a crafting funk. Glad you played along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Nancy Durant said...

Very nice card. Inspiring!

Michele Gross said...

Well this card is so darling, I think it could cure anyone's funk! I'm so glad you decided to stop, drop and polka dot with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love those times when the card wants out of your head so badly you just stop what your doing and make it! Considering that you won a Contender shoutout from CFC for it, I'd say it was a good thing you listened to your MOJO, which is back and in full swing! Congratulations, Laura, no more funk in your trunk!