January 7, 2008

DRUM ROLL PLEASE....TA DA!!!!


I stamped, I really really stamped!!! Can you believe it! And, I am ashamed to say....it was hard!! I had no mojo, I could not think of what to do, and I got all flustered and made lots of mistakes BUT I did it! I never realized that you can actually get out of practice. I am happy though that I took some time to do this tonight. Of course, my stamp room is not together yet, so I was back on the kitchen table but it was worth it to me. Tony promises me that all the carpentry will be done by the time I get back from Leadership this weekend - yippee!! Anyway, here it is! I altered a notebook that I had found in the dollar bin at Michael's (dontcha just love that place???!!!). I wanted something to take with me to Palm Springs this weekend to take all my notes and fill with ideas. So, I decided a notebook was just the ticket! I used the Delight in Life stamp set because I wanted to remind myself how important that is - enjoy the moment! Now, each time I take it out, voila! instant reminder!! Life for me has been really really difficult lately and my resolution is to take deep breaths, take it one day at a time, and find some time to enjoy things around me - and that means getting back to stamping! So, enough of my rambling - here are the deets!! Hope you like this!! All supplies are Stampin Up!
Supplies Used:
Paper - Blue Bayou, So Saffron, Rose Red Prints Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Inks - Black Stazon, Rose Red
Stamp Set - Delight in Life
Punches - 1 3/8 Circle, Ticket Corner, Photo Corners
Ribbon - Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched
Accessories - Dimensionals, Small Hole Punch, Snail Adhesive, Watercolor Pencils

24 comments:

kathleenh said...

Alex, your notebook turned out cute! I know what you mean about losing your mojo after not stamping for awhile. It will come back. It's like a muscle you have to use often.
Have a great time at Leadership! I wish I could be there to meet you!

Shannon McGann said...

This is just gorgeous, Alex! You found your mojo! ;)

I hope you have an amazing time at Leadership - relax and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!

Rochelle W said...

Super cute. I live in CA too. We got hit hard from the storm as well. We were lucky that we didn't loose power. I feel for you.

Nikki said...

Lost your mojo????? YOU NUTS! That looks amazing girl!!! Your being way to hard on yourself! I'm glad you were able to find some time...I bet it felt great! I can't wait to see what else you come up with. {SMILES}

All Pink girl said...

wow this is so gorgeous great work ,Dawnx

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

love this notebook, Alex, and now I really can't wait to get my BIA! I'm using this for an extra number today for Bingo. Congrats on your win. JessicaLynn will be contacting you about your prize.

Kathy W said...

Alex, very pretty notebook. Delight in Life is one of my favorite stamp sets, and it looks so nice here. Great job, and thanks for the bingo number!

Nancy Riley said...

Your notebook is beautiful, Alex! How exciting that you were able to stamp again ... even under less-than-perfect conditions! Your mojo will return again ... I love mine all the time!

Nancy Riley said...

I meant to type "I LOSE mine all the time"! sorry.

Melissa said...

Super cute!!

Hang in there - the mojo eventually comes back! :-)

Many Blessings,
M.

Deb said...

It is fantastic, I love to have a notebook with me when I am away too, it is great to jot down moments of inspiration!

mum on the run said...

Your notebook is lovely Alex. Know how you feel as my mojo is currently MIA, but it looks like yours is most definately back :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Your notebook turned out great, love the colors you used and those flowers, Know what you mean about Mojo, can't seem to get on track lately myself.

Debbie said...

Hi Alex,
Your notebook turned out wonderful! I too just spent the weekend altering 2 notepads and I plan on doing more this weekend. This is a great set...hope you are weathering the storm ok.
Have a super day!

Beth Norman said...

What a lovely journal. Yes, it doesn't take much to lose mojo. It kills me to go away on vacation because I love to stamp, but the funny thing is when I get back home it's like pulling teeth to get me back into action again.

My Paper World said...

I love it! It's sooo pretty!
It's going to be great for jotting down all your ideas!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is so cute! Have fun!

Deborah said...

Your mojo is right there in front of you! Great journal! Hope it is nice in the desert for you! Have fun! If you have time, go to one of the many spas and treat yourself! Hugs, Deb

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful journal! It doesn't look like you're having a mojo problem at all!

corinnesomerville said...

Good girl for stamping again:) You did a fantastic job on the notebook too !! I think a lot of us bloggers lost our mojo over the holidays...I think it's God's way of saying..slow down girlies and enjoy this incredible season.
It's nice to get back into the swing of things and you're off to a wonderful start !!!

Have a good one.
Corinne (aka roxy)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I know it must feel good to stamp! I've missed your creations! Love the notebook!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVE LOVE this!!!....a girl can NEVER have enough notebooks, ya know!!
Have a BLAST at Leadership....would like to have gone....if only to MEET up with you!!....Enjoy...and I will be waiting to hear all the FUN stuff.....and see pics of your NEW ROOM!!

Vicki said...

Awhhh, that's really cute. Love the flowers. Great job. Hope you are filling it with lots of great info from leadership. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Marlou said...

your notebook is so beautiful, well done!!!! xx