I received my weekly MotherLOAD email this morning … we’re into week 8 now. Hmmm … I finished the layout for week 7 yesterday … Oh well. Life has been busy and taken a turn for the crazy(er). While I have been spending hours in my scrap room/office, it’s mostly been reading up on Stampin’ Up! stuff, trying to figure out their site and learning about the fine art of Direct Sales. Ugh. Not sure I’m really cut out for all this cold calling and stuff but I’m doing my best to give it a shot.
But back to Week 7 … we were to create a layout that conveyed a theme or emotion without using words. Here is mine, can you guess what my theme/emotion is?
For week 8 Lain is talking about Inspiration and how we can get overwhelmed with our inspiration – too many ideas, too much product, too many photos. Check out this great post from layoutaday.com about burnout. It is so timely as I’ve been feeling overwhelmed and not in a scrapping “mood”. Since doing all those Apron Strings challenges in July, I’ve barely scrapped anything. I’m falling behind on my MotherLOAD work, I’ve printed the pictures for my July P12 layout but done nothing with them and my OLW … well, the less said about THAT the better! Earlier in the summer I signed up for Big Picture Classes Big Idea Festival so now I’ve got more projects that aren’t getting done. Yes, I suppose I could be a teensy bit over stretched! 🙂 Add to that the fact that I’ve now signed up with Stampin’ Up! and am trying desperately to learn all I can about the company, their products (I’m mostly familiar with them already thank goodness!) and the business of being a demonstrator for them. It’s a ton of stuff firing at me at the same time. No wonder I’m feeling overwhelmed!
Anyway, I’m going to try and get into my craft room today to do some scrapping – if the girls will play nicely! I had an hour to myself last night to get some sales calls made and the promise of another hour tonight to make some more, so I think I can put aside the crafting business in favour of the crafting business for a bit. Wish me luck!