So today I am trying to get my craft on. First I made a trip to the craft store to get some inspiration which resulted in me coming home with plenty of stuff I don’t really need and none of the items I purchased have anything to do with what I wanted to purchase. Anyone else have that problem? I go to a craft store and very rarely leave with what I intended to purchase. I’m like I kid in a candy store and my mind gets overloaded. There are just too many options and so many things you can do! Needless to say, I got home with none of the items on my list and spent way more than my budget allowed. Oops! So I am left using what I have on hand.
I tried to get my creative mojo going and even with my purchases, could not think of anything to make. My haul consisted of a LOT of washi as I had none and am fascinated by it. I also have a thing for tags and bought so many I have idea what to do with them. I’m sure it will something will come to me. Anyway, I have been wanting to make Easter cards and have seen so many adorable ones out there. However, my current stamps consist of those from the dollar bin at Michaels and I do not have very many. About a year ago I had a major depressive episode and purged all of my stamps and craft supplies so I am having to start all over. Just about every day I kick myself for giving away my stamps. I had hundreds! Oh well. I’ll get there again. Needless to say, crafting with a limited supply of items is a challenge.
I recently signed up for a couple of kit of the month clubs so we will see if I can rebuild my supply and come up with some good ideas that way. By signing up for these clubs I hope to satisfy my need to buy craft supplies and stay on budget. I hope I succeed! Wish me luck! 😁
Anyway, back to getting my craft on. I found a couple of wooden stamps that no one wanted when I purged my supplies and some doilies I got from the dollar store ages ago. I bought some card stock today and came up with the card you see. It is my first time coloring and I had fun with it. I don’t really have a lot of colors in my Copic collection. I only have 20 markers or so. They are a bit out of my budget and I’m still new so I think I will look for other markers out there that are just as good but not as pricey. If anyone has any suggestions I’d love to hear them. I am new to card making as well. I mostly S rapbooked in the past but haven’t done either in years! You might notice my card is a bit crooked but it’s all fun.
Ok, that’s enough for now. I sat for hours just trying to come up with my little ducky card but since I made at least one thing I consider today a successful craft day 😜.
Enjoy life’s sweet moments!