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I have been in a little creative funk lately. I just haven't got it. Have you ever felt like that? My sister did a couple of weeks ago... maybe she gave it to me. I didn't know scrappers block was contagious!

I have played for the last several days and have a few of the worst pages I have done in a year!

I have tried everything.

Sketched.

Found new inspiration online. Here and here.

Read magazines.

Looked at decorating sites to get some new color combos going. Like this one.

Found a fancy to relaxing with a movie on while working.

Even bagged the sugar thing for the Old Fashion Chocolate Cake my brother-in-law brought over.

Nope... nothing.

You know what did happen? Several nights of no sleep.

All I can think of is vintage fabric, sewing, layers, and color! Ahhh!


To make up for my HUGE block, here is a digital layout I did several weeks ago with one of Becky Fleck's sketches just for fun. I used a few different designers' elements but most of it is from this kit by Paislee Press and Emily Powers.

Create Well: What do you do to get out of a creative block? Please do tell!

6 comments

  1. I totally hear you on this one. I get this on a semi-regular basis, and the only thing that I have found to get past it is to create anyway. Like you, I have made some of my worst work ever when I have been in a creative slump. And it's frustrating, seeing the time and effort and money that goes into something I feel like tossing in the trash. But I finish it, and move on - I make something else. Sometimes it only takes one project to get the "funk" out, and I'm good to go again. Sometimes it's taken a few projects. But if I push myself through the block instead of trying to find away around it, I tend to get past it more quickly. :) (and yes, I have gone back and remade some of my horrible layouts and cards... but many of them are stashed in my scrapbooks anyway. Who knows? maybe my great great granddaughter will love that "awful" layout someday :)

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  2. What do I do when I get scrapper's block? I go over to my sister's house. Her creativity always helps jump start those dry times. ;)

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  3. jennifer this is gorgeopus, love the colour combo, love the simple design!

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  4. Love you sis! You do make a sister feel like a million bucks!

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  5. I like Shaela's suggestion to just work through your scrapper's block. Create layouts even though they may not be your favorite (I tend to hide those in the back of my scrapbook). Often times I later look back at those layouts and they aren't as bad as I had originally thought. I just had spent too much time looking at it and was frustrated with my progress. ;)

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  6. such a beautiful page!!! LOVE the colors :)
    ANd the pretty photos are just the cherry on top. So so pretty!
    Hope you enjoy the "time off". sometimes we just need a little rest. It will come back and in full force!!! pinky promise!

    xo
    -d

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