Thursday, May 31, 2012

Life

"Life" just DOES NOT understand the situation around here!!!  It keeps getting in my way and doesn't allow me to do what I want to do.  I know I can't be the only one this is happening to, but as a result I feel like I'm forcing myself to make a card just so I'll have something to post - and I hate that feeling!  So, I've REBELLED!!

If you don't see me around for several days it just means one of several things....Life got in the way, I didn't feel like creating, or was just plum lazy!!  LOL!  I've been trying for the last three days to get back in my craft room and it hasn't happened yet (maybe tomorrow).  I kept thinking....ok, I gotta come up with a Funny Friday....since I haven't done one in a while.  Well, I'm old and retired so I shouldn't HAVE to do anything unless I want, right!!! LOL  So, what I'm going to show you today is a card that I created a couple of weeks ago........and MAYBE, just MAYBE I'll get something flowing around here soon........IF life doesn't get in the way again!



This is a card I created for a Penny Black challenge - a couple of weeks ago!  Don't know why it never got posted.  A LOT of dots and spots on here for sure!  I think I never got it entered in the challenge because I wanted to put a slightly larger bow on here.....but (gasp) had no white ribbon in the size I was looking for (and I'm the one that has ribbon running out her ears.....guess I need more)!!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Art Impressions - Seeing Spots!

Anyway, sorry for all the ranting and raving.......and hopefully I'll be back around with something just sensational (LOL) this weekend......but if not, it's just NOT!

Thanks for stopping by...............
Lynn




35 comments:

Sharon said...

An interesting post... I am sure we can all relate ! You take time off dear. This is a gorgeous creation. I love your CLOUDS Lynn!!! Super ribbon too. hugs Sharon x

Marilyn said...

Yeah, that life thing getting in the way happens to me a lot too, in fact, I am always wondering where the time went!
This is a fun card Lynn and the sentiment is absolutely perfect for so many occasions. Those PB frogs have always been a favourite of mine and LOOK at those clouds! Fluffy perfection!

Anne Temple said...

Love the happy images and colors. Fantastic coloring too! Everyone needs a break, so enjoy yours for as long as you like. My feeling is that if something you enjoy stops being fun, and it's not required, don't do it.

Alyce said...

Super cute card Lynn! I love the image and the 3d flower. I know it can get super hectic having to keep up with everything but just make sure at the end of the day you are doing it for yourself and because you like it :) Hopefully you have a well deserved rest and we see you back soon!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hold on, YOU didn't have the right ribbon??! You are the queen of ribbons! I had to chuckle when I read that. I completely understand how life gets in the way sometimes....that's how the past couple of weeks have been for me too. You can only do what you can do, Lynn. :)

Your card is adorable! That little froggy is so sweet and I love the sponged sky. Toadally fun! Have a great day!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this card Lynn, The frog made me smile. I like the layout and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

Joan Ervin said...

I sooo love bright blue and white with a touch of orange...this is sooo cute, Lynn!!! IKWYM about the ribbon thing...I have ribbon comming out my ears, too, but never seem to have just the right one...LOL!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

For not feeling like stamping, you made a great card!!! I love that cute frog you used- so cute- and the ribbon is a perfect accent. Hope you can relax and enjoy stamping when you have time!!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow Lynn! First, I love the card! Layout, image, coloring, clouds and even the ribbon you used!

Secondly, I think we all feel the pressure of blogland at times, and really, why? Unless its your fullime job, both hobbies of crafting and blogging should come with no pressure. I think we all need that reminder at times

Take a few days off! :)

Linda said...

Fabulous Lynn, lovely clean and fresh looking. Loving the image too.

Your little rant made me chuckle. I too am retired and if I don't want I don't do. I have a stack of cards that I just post on my blog LOL :) The ones I think aren't that good are the one's that get the most amazing comments.

Hey Ho thats life. Enjoy your weekend and if you get don't get in the craft room no worries be happy my friend.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

yeah... life definitely SUCKS sometimes. but you definitely should take a MENTAL HEALTH DAY about once of twice a month. after all doesn't mojo disappear sometimes????

love the card! fab-u-lous!!!

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment.

stay well. i'll be back to "check on you"

hugs :)

NanaConnie said...

Oh, yeah, for sure I have days (weeks?) like that! I think this card is wonderful. I have that same stamp and you've got me itching to ink it up again. Unfortunately, no time! lol Does that sound familiar? Hugz.

Carol L said...

We all have those non-creative days! We get tired from gardening, housework, shopping and all that other good stuff, so we need a break now and then! When the weather's nice (like today) my craft room is the last place I want to be! Your card is cute regardless of when you made it! I love the blue color and the "skinny" ribbon :) You do need more ribbon though - we all do! *snort*

Laura said...

Hey Lynn, this card is super cute. I love the image and the cloud background.

MiamiKel said...

How precious!! Your clouds are so beautiful - I admired them on Kathy's blog too and now here, so lovely and wonderful - he's a cutie!! What a joyful card, beautiful pop with the blue. I sooo understand "life" being in the way of crafting - funny how that seems to keep happening :)

Monica said...

Hello Queen of Ribbons (like someone said in a comment and rightly so),

Super happy chappy card... made me smile even though life is not at it's best right now...

Awesome colouring and love the blue ribbon. I LOVE ribbon too.

Monica xxx

Dixie said...

Oh, I can really relate to your post Lynn. It seems I have to drag myself into my craft room these days. Just too many other things to occupy my time.
As for your card, it is froggin' fabulous :) Love this sweet image (your clouds are gorgeous, too). Take care and post when you darn well feel like it. We'll still be here .

gale said...

This is so cute. Good luck-I think it's definitely a winner.

Kathy and Lucky said...

I am so glad that this is happening to others and not me, I have been doing the same thing. I have so many things going on that need my attention, but I feel that I have to get a card done because I said, Monday, Wednesday and Friday :) You have said it all perfectly, maybe I will follow your lead because to add to everything school is out for the next three months which adds another layer. Your card is cute and your cards are always wonderful, so don't worry about mojo you have it no matter what. Enjoy your time off and relax, this is supposed to be fun and a hobby not a job.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a beautiful card Lynn and I love the frog with the popped up flower. I totally agree with you about not blogging if you don't want to - it is supposed to be fun!

Gina Lindsay said...

Life just does that sometimes and sometimes a little break will kick start the creativity so that you can't wait to get back to your crafting. I lLOVE this card, all the dots make me happy.

Shannon White said...

Lol, yep you are not the only one who is having issues with Life getting in the way right now! lol.. It's been happening to me alot lately, I sometimes want to yell at Life and tell it don't you know , I have things to DO??!! lol ;-) But somehow, it never seems to listen, lol Hang in there my friend! Take some time for you, We will be here when you are back and feeling like posting! I promise! 8-) BTW, I LOVE this Sweet Froggy and your pretty dots and ribbon too! And you know I am oohing and awing over your Awesome clouds. 8-)

Big hugs
Shannon

Davi said...

Hi Lynn, I love this one!! The clouds, layers texture and fun image are dynamite!! AND I think since you are retired you should do whatever strikes your fancy :) ;)

Faye said...

Yep, I'm with you for rebelling against life! :) This is afb card and made me smile, especially after reading your post. The image is cute and I love the banner sentiment. xx

Margaret said...

Love all of the circles on this and that little frog is just too cute jumping for joy!
Whatever you decide to do, hope you enjoy your time and we'll be around to check out your new creations when you make them!!

Tammy said...

Oh Lynn... you are so right, life does get in the way! It's so hard to deal with it all! Take time for yourself, I've been doing that a lot lately! :)
...and I love your cute little frog card! Awesome clouds and design!
Hugs, Tammy

Tammy said...

Don't know how I almost missed this sweet card, thank goodness I didn't because I love it! Not sure if it's the silly frog or the dots but it's a great card!

E.T. said...

I so get what you are talking about. Sometimes you just dont want to do anything. It is a fabulous card Lynn and I hope you get back in to action soon... take your time... this (card making) is supposed to be enjoyable and not forcible.

E.T. said...

I so get what you are talking about. Sometimes you just dont want to do anything. It is a fabulous card Lynn and I hope you get back in to action soon... take your time... this (card making) is supposed to be enjoyable and not forcible.

Becky said...

How cute! Love the design and how you popped up that flower.

Karen said...

I hear you Lynn. Great card though. Love the bright blues and the white...such a great contrast.

You will get back to your craft room when the time is right for you. Hang in there.

Gemma said...

Stunning card hun & your image is great...

Take some time out hun & come back when you feel good & ready to craft, we will all be here waiting for you & for your stunning creations...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Bonnie said...

This is such a fun and upbeat card, Lynn! And life gets in my way quite often. I keep telling myself that I'm old and retired and I should have time for some fun, but retirement seems to have more restrictions on fun than working! But...when I get a chance to play, I really, really enjoy it. I hope you have a restful and fun filled week.

KER said...

durn that life...gets in the way and underfoot all the time around here...much like the 4 y/o grandson...i must say i love all the dots and spots on this "hoppy" card...great colors/coloring and the double flower...but what realy stands out is how you placed the blue ribbon...i am so "borrowing" this!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your sky-high jumping frog!! Super cute, Lynn!

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