So - I'm going to try and see this new phase in a positive way. Instead of dwelling on the overwhelming fear that I might never get back to my card and mini-book making mojo - I'm going to try and see the silver lining. First, I actually want to scrapbook again which has been a long time coming. This new shift into balance has made stories begin to re-emerge - which is amazing. Second, I can focus on my blog again and work on turning it into something that really represents my point of view, likes, dislikes, highs, lows, etc. Third, I can start experimenting with new things (hopefully mixed-media). I would like to start using stamping and painting to create stories. Not really sure what that means or what it will look like - but it's been ruminating in my mind. Finally - I'm going to read read read. Since my sister's been here - I'm back to reading again. I love it so much. With Charm here - I actually stay up instead of sleeping my life away so there's time to do things that I've really been missing out on. I hope this trend continues when she goes home.
Despite my current burn-out phase - I do have pics of some projects I completed in January. I made three mini-books in that month starting with the Intentions mini-book. My intentions are inspired by none other than Ali Edwards. I usually do a scrapbook page but decided to change it up a bit with a mini book. I have pictures of the mini book before the words and photos were added and the finished project. I hope you enjoy.
For the background of the mini-book, I used card sketches. I got this tip from Christine Middlecamp after she purchased A Card A Day. I really love Christine's style and found this tip to be very helpful when making my mini-book. It also helped to have wonderful paper from SEI. I found this paper pack over Christmas break on clearance at Michaels.
So...that's my intentions project. I'm sorry the pictures weren't better quality (or straighter). I liked the finish project. I also enjoyed the chance to give my new Making Memories Slice a spin. Sorry for the word heavy post. What can I say...I love the words. Anyhoo. I hope this Monday finds you happy and well. Until then...Happy Crafting!