February 19, 2014 at 5:52 am #6673February 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm #231734
Oh ugh! I hate when that happens, I feel your pain! Maybe try a sketch or find a photo that you really love. Push thru it, you can do it!
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."February 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm #231735
I've lost my scrappy mojo. Its just ain't happening !sad
I've been trying to find my mojo for awhile now. try what Maggi said, that's what I'm going to do!February 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm #231736
Sometimes organizing my supplies or doing paper matching is enough to get my mojo interested again.February 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm #231737
Cherene, it happens to all of us.
And I think we all have different ways of coping.
Patty's idea is a good one. If nothing else, you're all organized again, right? And you usually do come across something or other that will put you back in the mood…
Another suggestion: challenges!!! That sort of forces you back in…
And if all else fail, relax!!!! This is a hobby, not a matter of life-and-death. Sometimes, you just need a break…February 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm #231733
Dang , you ladies give such good advice. Get an idea book and every time you get inspired, come up with an idea, or see something you really like, jot it down.February 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm #231738
I have got so much going on at home atm. Its kind of frazzled my mind.
My son was diagnosed with ADHD mid last year and medication was helping, but the behaviour isn't so good atm, so maybe another trip to the specialist. A couple of days he was diagnosed with Dyslexia, has a huge IQ (top 2% in the world) in some areas, and just so bad in others.
I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD a few weeks ago, and now have to have heart stress tests to make sure I can cope with ADHD medication, then I have to see a psychologist to undo all the damage from my childhood. It wasn't a bad childhood, my mum just spent alot of time yelling at me and that has effected me, and now I'm doing the same to my kids. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 10 years ago and that is just a constant battle of all sorts of problems, then theres the chronic fatigue and severe sleep aponea. Gawd, I sound like I'm broken!!
I just struggle with having the ADHD myself, then my oldest son has it also, my middle son seems to be normal and my daughter is also ADHD but too young for an official diagnosis yet.
BLAH!!!February 19, 2014 at 9:17 pm #231739
I'm sorry to hear about all the changes taken place for you. I will continue to pray for you.
During my hard and life adjusting times, I would force myself to sign up for the Round robin challenge. That will put pressure on me to make a deadline which still allows for me to have a mental stress relief of scrapping. Sometimes without the deadlines, people tend to push back what you want to do. I always knew how busy life got, I at least created one layout a month.February 20, 2014 at 1:14 am #231740
I am hoping to take a stencil class at WhimSoDoodle here in St. Petersburg Florida on 3/8/14 and hoping it will help kick start my mojo and teach me some skills for using all these stencils I have that I never use… If anybody is local and wants to go with, let me know. It is $50, minimal supplies to being ourselves and in a 6×6 format where we put the instructions on the back so we can reference it for the future….February 20, 2014 at 2:46 am #231741
Oh Cherene I am so sorry to hear about these problems, I am sending you cyber hugs!February 20, 2014 at 3:25 am #231742
Dang , you ladies give such good advice. Get an idea book and every time you get inspired, come up with an idea, or see something you really like, jot it down.
Rae, I have an idea folder on my computer. The great thing about a Mac is that you can screen shot. so many photos, but I must print them so I don't have to keep going from my room to the computer.
One of my problems that I am just leaing about, that is to do with dyslexia is Writing Dyspraxic. Which means you can't get the ideas that are in your head down on paper. ding ding ding that is me all over. I can copy no probs but coming up with my own stuff and then creating it is very difficult. I when I see pages by Gabrielle polloco and Rachelle and numerous others, that have the most beautiful pages, just think, how can I even compete.February 20, 2014 at 3:47 am #231743
My advice would be to keep it fun. This is supposed to be fun, not work. Spray something, or just put glitter on something. Make yourself smile. That's what it's all about.February 20, 2014 at 4:24 am #231744
I agree with Sue. It's really fun to share your projects online, but I think somewhere along the way, a lot of people look at posting like a competition, and it really shouldn't feel that way. So you don't scrap like Gabrielle? I can't either! It doesn't mean you should feel like you can't share your work because it isn't rock star fabulous. Everyone has unique ideas and I LOVE looking at what other people make, especially with the kits. I think to myself A LOT, WOW! I would have NEVER thought to use that in that way! Every layout has awesome elements to it whether it's the design, the way embellishments are used, etc. And, even simplistic aspects of a layout are awesome- just look at the reactions people get when they post a layout with negative space- people love it, because it's different, and someone had some self-control with their design! LOL! We all lea from each other. The most important aspect of having a hobby is that you enjoy it, and you have fun. I hope you always share your projects.February 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm #231745February 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm #231746
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