Friday, March 4, 2011

Where's My Mojo Been, You Ask??

I think I lost my mojo.

I get scared thinking that it's gone for good, considering how well stocked in scrappy goodness I am. I've been at a loss as to where to start & I decided to clean off my desk.

Earlier last month I went through my older issues of scrapbook magazines & saved the articles I wanted to keep. As I went through them I did feel some stirrings of mojo, but nothing came to me. Then I couldn't fight it anymore & avoided it all.

And the guilt of my supplies felt as if it was screaming at me.

Right before Joe's birthday, at the last minute I realized that I needed birthday cards for Joe & stayed up late making a few.

After that I felt the pull & decided to make a few more cards. Some in the same design as others. I didn't care. I know I always need birthday cards & it felt good to get rid of some of the guilt of not using my supplies & actually using them.

I even made a LO but didn't like that the reality didn't match the vision in my head & took it all apart...twice. Now it's just sitting on my desk & I'm calling it done....after I tackle the journaling.

Somewhere in all this I did get a little crafty with this banner & this heart banner & frames, but it wasn't enough to get my mojo flowing.
It just wasn't the same.

Afterwards, I pushed myself to finish my December Daily album which really was just missing the journaling, but for some reason paralyzed me.

When that was done, Gianna's Girl Scout cookies came in & I felt the need to make some thank you cards to pass out with the cookies. Again I felt relieved that I was using my supplies. They were quick & easy & might have ignited the spark I've been missing.

After cleaning up that mess I decided to work on the album cover for my December Daily. Possibly because

  • I'm a glutton for punishment
  • ADD/OCD (something with a "D")
  • I had a burst of mojo
  • I can not let things go
  • {possibly all of the above}
& couldn't put it away with a plain, boring, unfinished cover.

Last night I pulled out some pics & scrapped them! A 2 page, multi-photo LO. It's all done too...except the journaling! ;)

So the pressure has been lightened a bit off my shoulders. And there will be some scrappy goodness back on the blog.... ;)


~Sasha Farina~ said...

good to know!! that Mr Mojo is a slimey little guy.. keep slipping off somewhere! :P

Laura T. said...

Can't wait to see what creations you come up with. I went through magazines about 6 months ago. I still have magazines from a few years ago up to now ... guess I should do another purge soon since I'm running out of room to store all the magazines.

Valerie said...

I think all the NJ mojos are together in Florida or the Carribean somewhere. They will be back Sara...not to worry ;)

Crystal said...

Glad you got your mojo back. Could you tell me where mine went? I've been so busy with making hair things and other accessories for my little side business that my scrapbooking has been moved to the back burner.