Before I take a little vacay, I wanted to share with you my Ten Things project for this week. This week was definitely a challenge: to use folded paper. I knew when I saw the challenge that I wanted to create a bi-fold card. I created a few bi-fold cards last Christmas and they ended up being my favorite out of all the Christmas cards I created, so I definitely wanted to create one for this challenge.
I must be honest and admit that I was a little apprehensive about creating this week's project. I haven't been the happiest with what I have been creating lately and I didn't want this to be another project I was unhappy with. (I think I've been unknowingly avoiding my craft room for several days now). When you lose your mojo, creating something you love is truly so hard.
This weekend, however, proved that maybe all you need is a few smiles and inspiring women to get you going. See, this weekend I went to a scrapbook crop at the Archiver's in Downers Grove, where I met some amazing ladies who were all so inspiring. I was in such good company I couldn't help but craft something beautiful. It was the happiest I had been in weeks! (You can see a photo from our crop here).
Okay, back to the card. I received quite a few happy packages the last few weeks from some very dear friends. My awesome friend, Kim, sent me a huge envelope filled with October Afternoon goodies, which I used for this card. I also received the below "Hello" stamp in the mail from a dear friend, Heather, which I used as the center and "door" of my bi-fold card.
I'm so very happy with how this card turned out. It also gave me so much hope that I am not losing my mojo completely. I love crafting. It frees me. But the past few weeks have made me wonder if I am feeling done with crafting all together. Or maybe I just need to organize my craft room. And maybe I just need a short break away from it all. We shall see.
P.S.: As always, hop on over to the Practical Scrappers blog to check out what the rest of the amazing ladies did with folder paper!