Actually, I have been scrapping... crappy scrapping. Well, not too crappy, but definitely not my best effort. I mean I really really want to scrap, but I just can't seem to get in the zone. I start a layout and it takes forever to get it done. I can figure out the papers for the most part - well, same ole same ole designs. But, even with all this stuff... stickers, wood, enamel dots, flair, brads, paper clips, tape, stamps, chipboard, and all manner of other stuff... I just can't seem to get my embellishing going on. It seems that every layout is kinda stuck in the 'tape, flair/wood, sequins/dots' scenario with little variation. Nothing looks original. My creativity is just zapped.
But I struggle on because of the pure need. I've even stepped clearly out of my comfort zone (to come tomorrow when I can take photos) trying a variety of techniques just to try getting my mojo back, to no avail. Each time I sit down to scrap its like the joy has been drained. It's actually become hard and confusing. But I continue to cut and glue. Did I mention how very much I want to scrap? How about that I still think about it all the time?
And then the worse part!!! Because I haven't even really dented last months purchase, I won't be buying any new papers this month. Because I can't figure out how to embellish, I really don't want to invest money into stuff that will just sit here... and I have enough of the stuff I do use regularly. So even shopping is not my happy place right now. BoooHooo.
Anyway, here are a few more layouts that I did during August as my current layouts must wait until the sun comes out: