Mojo? Nojo!!

There are days that I just don't feel creative.  Ever have days like that?  My stamping mojo just goes on vacation for awhile.  It's very sad.  I have all these great ideas, but when I get to the stamp room – nothin'.  Honestly, it's not like I don't have ideas, but they're just not IDEAS, you know?  And I wanted to have something fresh, exciting and, well, spectacular. 

Today I decided it was time to get crackin' whether I felt like it or not.  Enough sitting around, bemoaning the loss of my creativity.  Just stamp something.  Spectacular can be overrated, right?

Shimmery_lighthouse I spritzed some Tempting Turquoise card stock with bleach for a technique class, but then decided not to use it, so we started there.  The way the bleach reacted with the turquoise card stock looked a little like sea spray, so immediately I thought of Uncharted Territory.  With the help of my handy dandy Color Coach, I paired it with Rich Razzleberry.  I was on a roll!!

After I got it all colored up, I thought about my shimmer paints and how I've been wanting to make shimmer mist with them.  I filled up my mister with rubbing alcohol and added some platinum shimmer paint.  I love the way it turned out!  You can't see it well in the photo, but it looks like early morning, with a little bit of fog and mist around the lighthouse.  With a little more smooch paint on the water (Moonlight), I was happy. 

Here are the rest of the supplies:  (That sounds like Paul Harvey; he always did a "rest of the story" segment that was very cool.)
Stamps:  Uncharted Territory
Ink:  Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Old Olive, River Rock, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue classic
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry card stock
Other:  Rich Razzleberry grosgrain, stampin' dimensionals, aqua painter, platinum shimmer paint, Moonlight Smooch paint; mister bottle, bleach, rubbing alcohol

Mike & I are doing a "modified" South Beach diet thing.  Lots of lean meat (mostly fish) and veggies and very, very little sugar.  I need to start walking, too.  It takes a lot to keep a body in shape!  I asked for a Wii Fit for my birthday, but now I've heard things…like it nags you if you miss a workout.  Ok, there's a reason I don't go to the gym and work with a trainer.  I am not really nice when I get nagged about working out or working harder.  I have fantasies of smacking said trainer with a dumbbell.  Relax – it's not like it's a big dumbbell, so it wouldn't hurt.  It would be more of a little tap.  Still, the motivational, "come on, just one more, push, push, challenge yourself…." just annoys me.  Now, if they said, "10 more and you can have this Hershey's nugget!" – that might motivate me.

Have a great day!  I'm off to find a nice low calorie, low carb, tasty snack.  (Isn't that kind of an oxymoron??)

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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