Tomorrow night is the Austin Addicts Gathering Shoebox Swap and Ms. Lexi Daly (Confetti, to most of you!) is coming to town. I’m getting pretty excited about the event. Some great friends are helping me out with the planning and such. They’re so used to it… they plan the Texas Splitcoast Gathering, which is happening here in Austin (at the same venue as tomorrow night!) on October 4th. They posted the event and within 2 days, it filled up and now there is a waiting list! I can’t go to that one- I’ll be teaching A Muse classes! I’ve been to one of the SCS ones but in North Texas (the first one, in fact). I didn’t get to go when it was here in Austin last time because I just had my 2nd son. They are very fun! Anyway, Rae Anne (Huera90) and Brenda (sassybee) have been instrumental in helping me out for this gathering tomorrow. THANKS ladies!
Okay, so anyway, part of the plan is that we will do a shoe box swap. You know, everyone designs their own card and then brings the supplies for that card for everyone to make it. THINK SIMPLE, THINK A MUSE… I kept saying to myself last night. OH MY. It just wasn’t working. Every stamp I picked out, I didn’t want to use because I’ve either used it a bunch lately or it just wasn’t "it". Again with the staring… stared at my stamps… then I moved onto picking paper first. That sometimes works. Not this time. THEN I decided to pick the sentiment first. A Muse has some of my all-time favorite sentiments. I figured I’d pick that and then the rest would be cake. It was more like batter then cake, I’d say. Bleck. Nothing clicked. So then I decided I’m just going to make a card. NO BIG DEAL. I think I’m overthinking this TOO MUCH. But anyway. So, I made a card. I ended up not liking this card. Well, I like it. Just not enough for the swap card. I did *finally* get a card done but geeze… talk about creative block. All I wanted to do was watch the Olympics!
I did use a "new-to-me" product on this card. It’s Liquid Pearls. One of my BFFs gave me some for my birthday and I finally got to use it. I had tried it before at one of my stores that I teach at but I didn’t actually own any. I think I have to practice with it a bit more and not get "peaks" in the drops when I put them on there. But I do like the effect. The pearls are all the way around the scallop on the black. I paper pieced the A Muse "simple dress". Pink and black, again. I’m stuck in pink and black. My go-to-can’t-do-anything colors! LOL.
Well, I’ll try to work smarter not harder tonight on all the other stuff for the shoebox swap! Maybe I’ll have more to post tomorrow!
Tell me what you try to get yourself out of a creative slump! Thanks for checking in.