Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Where has my mojo gone?

Hi Stampers! I apologize for my absence these past few weeks. I seem to be suffering from a fairly common disease known among the stamping community- missingmojoitis. I'm sure you have all heard about this before. It seems every now and again a stampers mojo just disappears and is no where to be found. I admit I have had minor bouts with this disease before, but they never lasted as long as this one has. *sighs* I have tried just about everything I can think of to get myself out of this. I have gone shopping at local stores to get inspired- even buying a few new toys to play with- yet still no mojo to be found.

I have numerous projects that I have started that just hang in limbo waiting to be completed. I just can't seem to finish them or find the right touches to complete what needs to be done. It's useless I guess. In the meantime, I will continue to attempt projects and hopefully soon I will have some great things to inspire you.

I will leave you with a simple project I did for my boys this past Christmas. Both of my boys (as well and me, my parents and sister) collect Disney Pins. We love to spend the day at Downtown Disney just swapping pins with cast members. It's addictive! Anyway, The boys are getting so many sets that they needed a special place to store their pins. (The ones they really don't plan to trade again anyway). I bought them each a simple bulletin board at Wal-Mart and stamped Mickey Mouse images on them in black Staz-On Ink. I found the clear stamps in a venture to target and couldn't pass them up. Here are the end results. I think they turned out super cute and the boys couldn't wait to hang them up and put their pins on them.

I made the 2 a little different from each other so they could always tell who's board was who's.

I used mostly Mickey and Minnie images for Nathan's board. I colored each of the images in with my Stampin' Write markers. I was afraid they wouldn't be vivid enough or would soak right in, but they were just fine.

On DJ's board I opted to make his an array of various images including Donald Duck (of course). The boarders were a little time consuming, but well worth it in the end. It added so much to the boards and made the entire project seem complete. Now I need to make one of these cute things for myself so I have a special place to keep my Disney Pins. :0)

Happy Stamping~


Carrie said...

What a great idea! I love it.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Just another similiarity. I bought the $1 frames at Michael's and the kids and I painted them. We stuck the pins in them from that particular trip with the trip photo. Great souvenir.
I have extra Buzz Lightyear pins if your kids want to
I LOVE DISNEY and pin trading when we go. I still have my pins from the 70's before pin trading was what it is.