Monday, April 27, 2009

Because I Care

Hello readers,

I know I've been away for a while, and for those of you who check my blog daily - I'm sorry. I've been in a stamping slump for a while now and have not been enjoying the hobby half as much as I used too. So, I decided to take a break, read a few books and do some sewing instead.

I've also been experiencing what a friend of mine calls "the post holiday blues". I don't think I realised why I was so melancholy though until I was speaking with her at the Anzac Day March. Instead I just thought that I was down because of my environment - location, bat problem, the fact that I want to move closer to family etc.

Anyway, I've decided to help myself and my mood somewhat by stamping when I feel like it - not because I have too. I've also decided to partake in other crafts and amusements I used to enjoy before stamping so totally dominated my life.

Last night, I wanted to stamp. I've had new products to play with for almost two weeks and hadn't even mounted the stamps or played with the other items up until yesterday. I found myself stamping a lot with one of the new in colours - Kiwi Kiss, which I love more than Groovy Guava!

Today I have for you a Love Note which I've decorated simply by stamping and using a little satin ribbon. I hope you like today's basic card.

* Stem Silhouette's & Best Yet Stamp Sets.
* Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip Stamp Pads.
* Very Vanilla Love Note & Envelope.
* SAMJ & Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon.


Andrea said...

Hi Nerine. I'm glad you're feeling better. I have missed your posts but your well being is what matters. Ease yourself into it if & when you feel like it.

As for your card it is simple but so effective.

Take care,

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is simple and sweet Nerine. Some times you hit those slumps and need to kick start your mojo again. Thanks for your congrats and stopping by my blog - I look forward to seeing what you create!!! :)

Leah said...

It's very beautiful. I love kiwi kiss too.
Thinking of you. Leah

Chrissie said...

That is soooo cute! I love that set and Kiwi Kiss too! Enjoy your stamping and anything else that you do!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Nerine, this is pretty..simple is sometimes better and I like it.

I understand about stamping slumps - I know when I took a break over christmas and started stamping for me, I felt revigorated. Best of luck with it, take the time you need, and it will come back, better than ever before!

:) Marcia P

Tabitha said...

Really cute!

Love how you combined the two sets and just made a simple but very elegant card.

I left you an award on my blog, not sure if you saw, but it is a couple posts down!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nerine
So glad you are back - I missed your blogging :)

It happens to us all to lose the 'mojo' for a while, but it's like a boomerang and comes back - just don't forget to catch it.

Hugs to you
Dani in Katherine

Littleted62 said...

Love this card Nerine, it's beauty is in it's simplicity. I hope you get your mojo back soon as I love your cards, but maybe you could show us some of the other crafty things you do instead? Nicki, xx.

Heather P. said...

I can totally relate to needing a break from blogging sometimes... LOL, I took one for 9 months last year! :)

Your card is wonderful, btw! Kiwi Kiss is one of my all-time favorite colors.

Ann said...

Another CAS beauty! Love the matching envie!