Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Where in the world is she?

Hello everyone,

I thought I'd drop in and let you all know where I've been lately.

I am in search of my mojo.  I lost it sometime around Christmas 2017 and I have been struggling to get back into card making.  I walk by my craft room everyday and just look and dream about all the wonderful goodies I have and want so desperately to play with. But every time I put my butt in the chair and get all set up, I just sit there and stare at the paper or stamp set that's on my desk.

I have to say that it is frustrating and scary to just go blank.  I do sometimes force myself to place with some ink and do a background in hopes of it jogging my creative juices but again, I just sit there staring at it.

I have still been creative though. When I was younger, my mom taught me how to knit and crochet, so that's what I've been doing to keep my hands happy.  If I can and you want me to, I can share what I'm working here on my blog.  I know this is all cards so I wasn't sure if you'd like something a bit different.

So that's it for why I've been MIA.  I know I'll be back, but for now I'm just taking it one day at a time and spending time with my family.

Thank you for sticking around and being patient with me as I try and figure things out.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn :)


  1. I think everyone can relate to your situation. Rest assured you will be back to card making soon :) I would definitely love to see your creations with knitting!

    1. Thank you so much! It's comforting to hear that I'm not alone. I will share my crochet projects soon. xx

  2. Hi Coralynn, I have had long, dry spells like that myself where I felt almost depressed when I'd go into my craftroom and sit wondering why I couldn't get excited and motivated when I had so much to work with. I don't have a blog so at least I don't have that to deal with. However, I do have lots of fun products to work with and sometimes feel guilty because I don't have ideas spewing forth when I sit down. LOL It will pass, usually when I can't create a fun card but want to get motivated I will go in there and do a little fresh organizing and that gets me motivated.
    Share your knitting & crocheting, we'd love to see your other hobbies.

    1. Thanks Teresa. And it is depressing to have all this wonderful stuff and not feel inspired at all to create with it. I know it will come back, I just hope it's not going to take too long. I do go in and clean a bit and make a few backgrounds but then I draw a blank when I go to do something with them. So it's a process and I hope I can get out of the slump. Thank you for all your support throughout the years. It's truly comforting and appreciated. I will share my knitting and crochet projects soon. xx

  3. Thank you for sharing your experiences, Coralynn; sometimes (often) I, too, am overwhelmed by my supplies and DT obligations that, rather than sparking inspiration and joy, lead to paralysis and frustration. Even though your card making mojo is taking a break, you're still being creative with your knitting. Stepping away from a certain thing is a sign that you need a break and a new perspective; you'll return when you're ready, refreshed and rejuvenated.
    As for seeing photos of your knitting/crochet projects: YES PLEASE!

  4. I can totally relate. Truly. Many tears have been shed over card-making by me. Kind of strange and sad. I just did so today. Thanks for sharing your struggle. Your not alone and I admire your humility and transparency about this struggle. I think that this time of year can be especially hard for us Northerners. It seems that I make a ton of cards in the Fall, maybe anticipating that the creativity is going to go POOF! Yes, I would love to see your handiwork. Whatever it may be. God bless you as you wait and I pray that He will give you peace during this time. I often think of us visiting with each other. Maybe someday.