January 16, 2010

Have you ever...

Just felt like your creativity was totally drained??  I was talking to my friend Lauren earlier today, saying how I felt TOTALLY uncreative.  I was faced with the JUGS challenge for today, and was DREADING it, because I really have been stuck in a rut.  I get into grooves sometimes, where the ideas just FLY, but there are other times when I sit and just STARE at all the goodies laid out before me, and get....well....nothing.

Then I went to my trusty computer, and took a look at the challenge before me once more...these colors...hmmmm....


and I suddenly felt a little twinge.  It was strange...like a spark maybe...and all of a sudden, I started to see a layout in my head, layers, texture - WHAT?!?!?!  it was CREATIVE thought! lol.

Now -- I will admit- I goofed off...sort of.  Before I made the card (yes, I really did wait until tonight to do it...I just couldn't make anything earlier this week) I watched the movie "What Happens in Vegas"...have any of you seen it??  It's with Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz...I have to say, I liked it.  Made me chuckle, made me smile, and of course -- the happy ending...I'm a sucker for a happy ending, you know.  But it's main theme is LOVE...which FINALLY brings me to my card (I'm sure you were wondering if I'd EVER get here - lol).

I decided I would take these delicious colors that Kristin gave us to play with this week, and make a valentine card...I may give this to my Dad to give to my Mom for Valentine's day...what do you think???



So, if you get the chance - see the movie -- it's light-hearted and sweet with some funny rolled in...maybe a good movie to watch with that special someone on Valentine's day even :).

Now -- go check out what the rest of the girls have made this week -- all I can say is WOW!!
Supplies:
Stamps: Heart Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Versamark, Basic Gray
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom, Vintage Cream
Accessories: D'Vine Swirl embossing folder, Basic Gray chiffon ribbon (SU!), dimensionals, clear EP, Nestabilities Labels 1 dies

10 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Tracey, your card is so sweet! I love the embossed swirlies & those sweet Polka dot hearts! You did an awesome job with this week's colors - I am sure your dad would love to give this Valentine to your mom :)

Catherine Doucette said...

Tracey, what a sweet card! I love the polka dots :0)

Pam W. said...

This is great! I'm sure that your mom would love receiving this cute little diddy from your dad - great idea!

Lost mojo? Oh honey, I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. I'm sure that mine is hiding out in one of my storage boxes in my craftroom.

Maria Levine said...

I hear ya, how you can just sit there and stare at blank paper or nothing at all! Well, your creativity came through amazing! I love what you did! Fabulous job!

Heather said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful job!

Lisa Kind said...

Well I'm glad you got your mojo back (not sure it was ever GONE!), because this is a beauty that any girl/woman would love to receive! I love the hearts on that vanilla mat...so lovely! Great work once again.

Oh, and I usually wait til the night before because I think the rush of getting it done gets my mojo juices flowing! LOL!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Tracey,i love your papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Our Little Inspirations said...

I totally hear you on the creativity blocks we sometimes go through, but there's no evidence of it with this great card! I just love how you split the diecut with colors and divided them with ribbon in between! What a great look, and I love those polka dot hearts too! Nice job!!

Rebecca said...

I love what you did with those colors!

Dana Gustafson said...

Hee hee what happens in vegas is a cute story. Those two actor totally suit each other!

Loving your pair of hearts on the gray label mat. Looks like a perfect one or your dad to giv.