Sunday, March 6, 2011

March Blahs

Will this winter never end? I am getting so tired of the snow and cold; I'm starting to wish that I could just curl up in my bed, wrap my cozy duvet around myself and stay there until... like... June.  My bad mood seems to be affecting my creativity too.  I tried to scrapbook last weekend, only to discover that I was was missing something for the page layout I wanted to create.  That pretty much took the wind out of my sails and killed my scrapbooking mojo.  I sat on my bedroom floor, looking at all kinds of pretty papers and embellishments spread out around me and thinking "Now what?".  This past Friday I went to Michael's to get the item I needed, only to discover that it's actually not really what I had in mind for the layout anyway (the picture I had in my mind of the item is not what it actually looks like).  And I couldn't find anything else that matched my vision of the layout.  Sigh.

So I decided that maybe what I needed to break out of my winter doldrums is a new challenge; to put away the projects I'm working on and try something totally brand new.  It didn't take me very long to find my new challenge, either.  On one of the blogs I follow (Kelaia4Him), I've seen some pictures of a collection of scripture cards and a holder that Kelaia made for a year-long challenge at FaithSisters (another blog I follow) a couple of years ago.  I decided to check it out and see what this challenge was all about.  In a nutshell, it's 52 words (one for each week of the year) that you study and look up scriptures for, and then use your findings to create an ATC, scrapbook page, rolodex card, etc.  I went through all the posts and wrote down the words, and I've already got some ideas about what I want to put on some of my cards.  The only thing I haven't quite decided on yet is whether to do ATC's, or 3"x5" cards.  I was thinking 3"x5" cards, because I saw a really nice photo album at Michael's that I could get to store my creations in, but now I'm thinking ATC's (I may still get the photo album for storing them though).  With any luck, I'll have something to share very, very soon!

Until next time,