Thursday, March 4, 2010

Title Goes Here. But I'm too tired to think of one.

Have you ever been so tired that, at the end of the day, all you can think about is food (anything edible) and the sweet, sweet relief of not having to make any more decisions? I mean, the kind of tired where you could literally watch the paint peel for hours because blinking is just so exhausting?

That's where I've been for the past week. The wheel's still turning, but the hamster's dead.

I don't really know why. Maybe because it's February, and as the daylight's coming back, I can't deal with the extra hours in my day. Maybe it's because I know that spring break starts next week, and my brain has gone on holiday early. Maybe it's because of that family of nocturnal screech owls we adopted last week. I knew putting that cage in our room wasn't a good idea.

I don't know. But seriously - I have to get a grip!

I seriously need to get crafting! It feels like it's been But nothing sucks my creativity like exhaustion. And I can't take it anymore!

***Editor's note: Some of those sentence fragments were unintentional. Too tired to fix. Hard to think over the screech owls.

So, in order to get me pumped, here's a page I made a few months ago with some rah-rah spirit:

When Cliff was in broadcasting school, he was given the opportunity to broadcast live from the BC Lion's CFL pre-season opener. It was such a wicked opportunity for him as an up-and-comer!

This page is in an album where I've included some 6-photo-slot 12x12 pages so that I can include more photos from this awesome event. Since there's no room for journalling on this page, I'll include a 4x6 journalling card in one of the slots.

I also need to find a way to include the media package (an 8x10 booklet) in my album. I just love these photos - I can still feel just how excited we both were for him. Ok. Feeling a little better already. :)

So, what about you? What do you do when you're tapped out of energy and creativity? And what are your solutions for oddly-sized memorabilia that you want to include with your albums?

Oh. And if you have any solutions for a craft-room that looks like the drawers threw up all over it, I'd love to hear those too. No reason. I'm, uhhhh, just wondering.


  1. I feel you. Exhausted. Beyond words. *yawn*
    I spent the time and edited today's post to answer your question. Even though I'm so tired. ;)

  2. Hi Teri! What an amazing opportunity! I love this special LO!! The large title, colours and star embellishment all look great! It has a really sporty vibe! Now for your questions. If you are tapped out of energy you should try for some relaxing down time to regenerate. Maybe this is not the time to create and that is okay. When you are ready, my suggestions would be to look through scrappy magazines and LO's on the computer. Plus a bit of retail therapy at the scrappy store may be in order. ;) All the new CHA stuff is pouring in! Regarding your 8x10 booklet, what I have done in the past is to make a pocket page. I did a 3 album project to document my husband's career when he retired from his first job. There was a lot of memorabilia and this worked great. I just attached a 6x12 sheet on a 12x12 sheet and you can also cut the top layer of your protective sheet for easy access. I made these for my daughter's grad albums, to store their cards and ceremony booklets. You can decorate the pocket really pretty too. Your trip to Ikea will have all the solutions you need to make your scrappy space amazing!! Have fun shopping!! :) My scrappy space is in wonderful order but, the rest of the house is in total disarray. :(

  3. thanks for the compliment on my craigslist couch re-do!! I'm lovin it too!!! :) You look to be one talented gal too!! Can't wait to see what you do with the gun cabnet!!

  4. I am so glad to hear I am not the only one feeling this way lately!! "the sweet, sweet relief of not having to make any more decisions"... oh yes, I am hearing you! This layout is wonderful! A great memory to have so beautifully kept!

  5. I just want to say that I almost saved your post in Word and corrected it for you, but I resisted the urge...hehe! I think it is the Spring Break. I am on break next week and feeling the same way. But with that being said, how stinkin excited are you to have a break next week! Whoot! Whoot!

    Enjoy, get rested, and hope you get some crafting in!

  6. Yes, yes, here's to finding some energy! *Cheers, doll!*

  7. Thanks for stopping by the other day! I know what you mean about the blahs from winter! I have been fighting those hardcore since January! (Of course we have one warm weekend and I am sneezing my head off!) Oh well! You will pull out of it soon!


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