Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Too much stuff!!

Do you ever sit in your crafting space and look around at all your supplies and get crafters-block?  You have so much stuff and could create almost anything, but you seem to not be able to create anything?

So you start flipping through crafting magazines or surf the internet looking for inspiration just to give you some sort of direction.  Then that card or scrapbook page jumps out at you and you are on a mission to re-create it only to find out that you do not have the same supplies.  So you have to make a few compromises here and there to use this paper instead of that or this stamp instead of that die-cut.  Eventually, you end up creating something completely new that strangely enough doesn't look like the original inspiration piece you started with.

This happens to me ALL the time.  I have ideas swimming in my head all the time.  I can make almost anything, but I usually end up with nothing.  Or what I do make ends up in the trash because it didn't end up looking the way I pictured it in my head.  (Don't feel bad for the scrapped projects...my Mom usually plucks them out of the trash and gives them a 2nd chance!)

That is what this blog is really all about.  It's my way to show you how I struggle through the "art" of crafting and arrive at a finished product that I am proud to share with you.  It is also a way to appropriately recognize the other crafty sites and bloggers that inspire my projects.

I hope to work under several labels to keep things simple since my crafting time is so limited.  Be sure to look for what I am going to call:
On 2nd Thought (O2T) - This will be where I show you how I take some inspiration item(s) and make it my own.
Every 2nd Counts (E2C) - This will be where I show you how I create those 5 minutes or less CAS cards.

Thanks!!

Abbey

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