Tuesday, January 13, 2015


I posted on Facebook that I've decided to embrace "the slump."  Not that I have a lot of choice at the moment.  As much as I'd like to put some crafting/me time at the top of the list, I just can't.  There are some other things that need to be dealt with first.  That's the thing about priorities, they are shifting.

I have decided that I need to take a class.  I've checked over at Big Picture, my go-to, and while they have a ton of classes and eBooks, they don't have the kind of thing I need to get me going.  I'm not very good at the self-paced thing, though they look really interesting, I need the accountability.  However, I've got several classes I've paid for and/or taken that I could re-do - though there's that whole accountability thing again.  I also have several challenges from the last class I took that are sitting on my cluttered work table still to do, as well.

I had a friend try to get me to a crop on Saturday, but I fell asleep.  Actually I had planned on taking her kit to her after church on Saturday evening, but forgot it at home.  Once I was home, I was done.  I fell asleep as she was dangling drinks at me via text.  There is another, longer crop later this month. . .maybe that'll be my ticket.  The store also had a couple classes that looked interesting; perhaps one of those would work.

Anyone got any other ideas for get-me-going classes?  I did a brief Google search and most stuff was digital and I'm a paper gal.

I thought about maybe teaching myself to convert some sketches into digital stamps and create cut-files via YouTube, but I run into the same time crunch at the moment.  I really need to learn this stuff or find someone I can work with who already knows.

Hey, does anyone know how to do that - take a sketch and create a digital stamp and/or a cut-file?  Email if you do - we can talk.

For now, I'll take down my tree (nope, didn't happen over the weekend) and try not to think about the changes that will be taking place when I take out all those ornaments and decorate the tree next Christmas.

Happy Tuesday,


just jennifer said...

I'm fully expecting a commitment on the 24! No excuses accepted.

Briel said...

How about LOAD in February? It really helps get you into the practice of crafting every day. I also saw that Kerri Bradford has a class starting in February. Good luck!

Lori S @ Apron Strings said...

Jennifer - we have what he wants to do for his birthday...now to steer him away from Saturday night. ;)

Lori S @ Apron Strings said...

Briel!!! It's so awesome to "see" you!

LOAD, or something like it, is a good idea, and it will be Apron Strings' 10th birthday in February. Wow.

I'll check out Kerri Bradford. Thanks for the tip

It probably comes down to "just doing it."

Donna Nuce said...

Lori I'm doing LOAD in February - it's a great way to get some scrapbook pages done!

Lori S @ Apron Strings said...

Donna - are you getting prompts from a site or are you just working on your own?