Friday, May 31, 2013

Toadily Toady


It's Friday!!!  Everyone can put on their happy face now and jump for joy! 

A short note here ---- I've found as I get older that my mind says I can do something, however, the body just does not cooperate in any way shape or form - Like skydiving.........Sure, I CAN DO THAT!!!  Only as long as they had the ambulance on the ground waiting for the body to hit!!! 
Well, for some reason, I feel that my card making is running into the same problem - I see all these fantastic cards in blog land (CAS and fancy) and think I CAN DO THAT......and then when I get back to my little hole in the wall, not the body but the mind totally shuts down.  I sit there staring at the wall, oohing over all the great craft supplies.....and get nothing!  I end up making something that I hate even though I'm sure it looks just fine...............SO, I'm taking a few days off here - no computer, no crafting......zilch!!!!  I'm not ignoring you by not stopping by your blog but just need to take several days.  I'll be back with all my usual bull before you know it.


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

34 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Well I hope you weren't referring to this card when you said something you hate because I think this is cute as a button, but I "toadily" understand how you feel. I was thinking of doing the same thing. I don't know if it's because of the heat or what, but I can't ( or don't want to) seem to do a thing. I don't even want to sit down to color with my Copics never mind putting a whole card together. Enjoy your break from electronics. I may very well do the same thing here. We'll see you when we see you.

Tammy said...

Your card today is toadily adorable! I'll miss you!

Monica said...

Oh how sweet his he, Lynn. And the daisy is smiling away all popped up. It is lovely, Lynn and atleast he is toadily happy even if you are not. The ribbon and striped paper look really nice.
I am taking a break as well from cardmaking... so I know how you feel but knowing us we will be back faster than imagined.
Love,
Monica

Mary Marsh said...

I really like this card Lynn-I don't think your mojo has hit a wall at all-but a few days off is always good-see you soon

MiamiKel said...

Skydiving, lol - my dh and dd16 are raring to go - um, not me! I'll be at home - don't even want to watch, thanks! :)

Cute lil card today, my friend! Reminds me of my old mantra: F.R.O.G. Fully Rely on God! :)

Safe travels to you this weekend!

Laura said...

Oh Lynn,I will miss you these few Days!! But you take that break!! You deserve it! I dont know what it is but I Feel the same way. I visit Blogs,Pinterest,SCS,ETC!! And think how do these ladies come up with soooo many ideas. Including your blog. You always come up with super CAS Cards, Including this one!! I just love that Adorable image. And the Semtiment is too CUTE!! Love the colors TOO!! TFS

Melissa said...

We all need a break now and then, Lynn! My own mojo was completely missing a few weeks ago and I wanted to pull my hair out! I hope you find fresh inspiration and energy in your time away and come back as vibrant as that adorable frog! :) Enjoy!

NanaConnie said...

Have a wonderful break, Lynn. I know how sometimes it's just necessary to do a complete shut down.
Love what you've done with this cute little toad. It reminds me that I have that same set and haven't touched it in ages. I'm going to go dig it out. :-D

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the frog image the paper and the punched border.
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous jolly card. Love the image Lynn and the beautiful colours.

Hugs
Linda xxx

MaxineD said...

Lynn you are so gifted and I love your work - so looking forward to seeing you back again!
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

Enjoy the rest! We all need a break now and then even from things (and those) we love. I think your cards are toadily awesome! Thanks for the grin!

Shannon White said...

LOL, I hear ya Lynn! Nothing wrong with taking a much needed and deserved break to recharge the batteries and re-energizing the mojo! I might be due myself her in the next few days, lol Wish we lived closer, I'd mix us up a batch of Margaritas and we'd kick our feet up for a bit! ;-) In the mean time I LOVE your Sweet Penny Black Froggy! I have him on my PB wish list as we speak! lol 8-) Enjoy your Weekend my Friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Anne Temple said...

Everyone needs to recharge their batteries, so enjoy your time off. Wonderful card - love the colors and that green gingham ribbon is perfect with the stripes.

Chriss America Real said...

Ohhh! Does it help that you won the $15 gift card to Michael's or Joanne's on my blog? I will wait for your return to hear from you! lol!

Have a good rest!

Hugs,
Chriss
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

I must validate your feelings Lynn, because they are your feelings, but this little card is toadally adorable. Love that cute image and your CAS layout. That is something that I find hard to do and yet you pull it off so well. I hope your little hiatus will bring you back with a new outlook and in a happier creative place.

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Lynn! I love that fun frog image and the popped flower!
Tammy x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Toadily cute! Love it. X

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

No bull, it really does help! Enjoy your break. Yes, you will be missed!

Margaret said...

I hope your time off makes you 'toadily happy'! I think we all run into that and it does help to take time off and just 'be' for a while. Blogland will still be here when you're ready!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh what a fun card! Love the layout and the cute cute frog/toad!

Lesley said...

super card and I know how you feel about the body - hope the R & R works and that you feel better for the break & your inspiration returns best wishes Lesley x

Darlene said...

Well, not sure why you may not like this card - but I "Toadily" love it!!! That happy little guy springing up and the bright orange with the greens, and the clean, white space - it all just makes me smile!

It's a versatile card and that is a plus too!

When you find your mojo, let me know, because I am looking for mine as well. LOL

Blessings!

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love this card Lynn! The frog is so cute! Great card!

Mel xx

lauren bergold said...

this card does indeed make me TOADILY happy, it is sooooo fun and so bright and SO VERY lovely...as are all your cards, as far as i can tell! (which doesn't mean i begrudge you a lovely break, it is WISE to know when one needs that and let the creative fires re-kindle! hope you are having FUN!!!♥♥♥)

Joan Ervin said...

I know exactly how you feel, Lynn!!! Sometimes all it takes is a little time off to rearrange the old brain cells....I have to take lots of breaks just to keep my cells alive...LOL!!! Your card is adorable with that fun and happy little frog...beautiful CAS design!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I toadily get it. Sometimes you just need a break from all the *stuff* to get your own ideas back!

MaryH said...

Oh Lynn, you said what I feel all the time, but you expressed it so perfectly! Now I love this card, and my DH would too. In fact I have this frog, never inked it. Bought it with him in mind. I read about your Pinterest surfing, and you were describing me too! I have tons of pins, (gonna make 'em). Then when I go downstairs at night to 'create', the mind blanks out. I took the laptop downstairs thinking I could get on Pinterest, see some stuff to (ahem) CASE. Never do-ed it yet. And sometimes you just gotta slow down. Me, I just gotta catch up with behind blog visiting. Hugs & look forward to when you return to cardmaking. Your cards are ALWAYS lovely...I've yet to see one I didn't think was great and wish mine looked that super good! Hugs

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I get what your saying girl! Blog Breaks are NECESSARY! Should be required by law!! Whether due to creative meltdowns, lack of inspiration, schedule craziness or whatever........enjoy the break!

I LOVED my almost 3 week break! LOL

I toadily love this card! Love that you popped the flower up!!!!

ttys :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your cards are always bright and full of fun, Lynn! If you're not feelin' it, you're not feelin' it - we all get that and know what you mean. Enjoy the break! I hope you are having wonderful weather in the bargain. I look forward to seeing you when you feel the crafty juices flowing again!! Mwah! Darnell

Carol L said...

I nearly missed this card! Ribbit! See that Lynn, my brain is already taking a vacation from it all and I didn't even plan the trip! LOL
This is so cute, and I love that gingham ribbon!

Ellen said...

This card screams " I have mojo!!" We are our very own worst critics! I quite often walk away from my craft room and computer for a while. sometimes we just need to do that! Love your happy little card! It made me smile!

Davi said...

I love this one Lynn, its a very happy card, with that sweet toad and the pretty stripped orange :)

gale said...

That is so cute!! Love the cute frog and that popped up flower.