My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bloggers Guilt

Hi All,

Yes, it's true.  I've had Bloggers guilt lately.  Not only is my mojo nowhere to be seen, I really haven't had much desire to say anything.  I've even been a lousy visitor/commenter.  I'm trying not to analyze it too, too much and I'm just hoping that when the summer wraps, I will feel like my old crafty self.  Crossing one bridge at a time.

Anyway, if you are still visiting me, I'm making a bit of progress with my ankle.  With the help of Motrin, I went on two short walks the last couple of days, and I'm knocking on wood that my first walk tomorrow with my dad, will go ok.  He hasn't said it, he's a man of few words, but I know by what he didn't say, that he's missed seeing me each morning these past three weeks.  I've come to realize that just like kids, he likes a routine :) 

Anyway, what seems like forever ago, I bought some stamps from Hambo with the best of intentions of making lots of stuff.  I even stamped off some images and had them on my craft table for when the mood hit. But, if you read that first paragraph, you know where I'm at. Well, someone that works in my hubby's department had a birthday, so I took that chance to finally use the Silly Birds image.

Thank God for a cute stamp and funny sentiment, (Also from Hambo Stamps) because that's all this card has going for it. "Can it BE any more plain?!" <--- Must be read in a Chandler Bing voice...

Their current challenge at the Hambo Hoedown is punches, so since I layered my sentiment with said punches, I'm linking up there. 

Thanks for popping in...Enjoy what's left of your weekend and I'll see you next week!

Other challenges for this card:
Come and Get it -Bingo (Punches, Free space, bling-Stickles on birds hat)
Fat Pages and Cards-Anything Goes
The Stamp Man-Anything Goes with Summer Colors

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific White, Ribbon: Offray, Embossing Folder: Provocraft, Circle Punches: EK Success, Markers: Copic, Stickles.


Janett said...

Glad you are starting to feel better. I love the card and your mojo will be back soon.

Monica Hunter said...

No reason to feel guilty - I think we've all been there! (I'm STILL there!) And you're being much too hard on yourself about the mojo, because I think your card is really cute! I love those big chunky embossed dots. I'm sorry to hear about your ankle -- I hope it heals up quick. :)

Purple mad Alison said...

Great news about your ankle glad it's on the mend. This card made me smile, I love those wee guys!! I'd say your mojo is back!
Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages & ATCs With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Julie Z said...

Yep, I also think we've ALL had those moments in Blogland! Be it life, mojo, or both....absence from blogs just happens sometimes!
Glad you ankle is doing a bit better - hopefully much better very soon!
Hmmm, plain card?.....I love it! Some of my favorite cards are often the simple ones. Colorful and fun - I think yours is great!!
By the way, great Chandler Bing impersonation LOL!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Your card is FABULOUS!! Awesome coloring and super cute layout and layers! I, too, am totally with you about the mojo!! I am searching and searching for mine!! I do think the summer has something to do with it!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Hoedown this week!!

Crafty Hugs!

Cheryl said...

I'm glad to hear that your ankle is starting to mend. I know your dad will be happy to be back walking with you.

Sorry to hear about your craft mojo. I have been having the same problem off and on this summer. I hate when something fun (crafting) turns in to a chore because your mojo is on a hiatus. I hope your mojo returns soon.

I love this card and love the fun image. (Your mojo looks great to me!)

Jenny said...

Looks like your mojo is back!! I love this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps Karin!

Lindsey said...

I hear you, Karin -- summer and cardmaking/blogging don't seem to mix for me, either. But I would hardly call this card plain, it's really cute! Love how you coloured it.

Judy Rozema said...

I know exactly how you feel. I took off nine months once because I just didn't feel like going in my stamp room anymore!

I love your fun happy card! Cute coloring and embossed background!

And I am glad to hear you are healing!!

Jennifer E. said...

Karin, I think this is a great card! Sometimes making plain and CAS cards are just what you need to spark your mojo. Good luck finding it and I hope that ankle heals up quickly. {Hugs}

Kathy Vogel said...

Those birds are a sketch. I love how colorful you made them. The stickles are a great touch as well.

Brenda said...

They're too cute

Shona Erlenborn said...

Who said that you had time to do things in the summer! I am completely floundering! You'll mojo will return soon - these little chicks are super!

Gerlinde said...

Saw this on Facebook! How cool is that? Featured by Splitcoast! You're famous! An absolutely adorable card!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the images and the bright colours, thank you for joining in with the ATC's & Cards with attitude and fat pages with attitude challenges
Lindsay xx

1CardCreator said...

Great card Karin! Glad your ankle is beginning to heal.

fatmonica said...

Love it!What a fabulous image.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

TannyP said...

Oh Karin! I've sooooo been exactly where you are. Wait....I AM where you are ;) Other than the ankle of course. I'm glad to hear you're getting some use out of it...and as a wise woman has said to me before...don't feel guilty :) We've got lives...crafting is supposed to be something we do because we enjoy it - not because we feel like we have to :)

xxxtglxxx said...

What a cute card! Gorgeous bright colours and fun image.

Thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge,



Amanda R said...

I love it just the way it is and if it is for a guy he wouldn't want it any fussier anyways. Hope the ankle is doing better!

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