Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Truth Be Told

This is a digital page that was inspired by a page Ali Edwards created for the May 2009 Creating Keepsakes magazine. I wanted something more simple for this page. It was fun to create it and it didn't take forever and ever. Ha! I love the story on this page.

Today I was creating in the loft and I realized something about myself when it comes to making cards. I spend WAY too much time looking at card ideas, like WAY too much time. Like blog hopping...I'm sorry to say it, but it's been TOO much. I recently bought the Cards magazine online subscription, but I think I'm going to cancel it. It's getting to be too much. I want to go back to simplicity. Does that mean my cards will become more simple? I don't know. What I do want though is to sit down to make a card without all of these card ideas and other people's styles flying through my head. Years ago I seriously thought there was only one or two places on the internet to find card ideas, and now I see that there are thousands upon thousands of blogs all geared toward card-making. I kinda miss just looking at Splitcoast Stampers and calling it good.

And honestly, I feel like I've left my true style when it comes to making cards. When I make a card now I think of other people's cards and wonder if they measure up. That's wrong! I feel like I've found my style groove with digital scrapbooking, so that's good. So now it's time to get back to the basics. I'm no longer going to make a card to please the world of blogs.
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Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Good for you! I feel this way sometimes too and tend to stray from my style! Thanks for sharing this!

Winter said...

Way to be true to yourself! Coming up with your own idea's, makes the card that much better! :)