You know you are uninspired when.....
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amyheller
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Posted: 11/11/2012 4:26:42 PM
....after about 4 hrs, I am covered in stickers in bizarre places, i have gone thru my my scrap supplies until it looks like a tornado just came through, I've sat at the computer, my scrap desk, drank 2 coffees, gone to the kitchen umpteen times, and STILL only have 1/2 layout done over the course of a day!

How about you? How do you know when you are just NOT feeling the mojo?


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Posted: 11/11/2012 4:28:21 PM
When I tried several times to draw trees...SIMPLE trees, mind you...and kept having to erase my pencil lines. I gave up, finally.

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Posted: 11/11/2012 4:29:28 PM
When I keep walking away from my desk over and over, and finding other things to do, like sweep, pick up laundry, and clean the bathroom!






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Posted: 11/11/2012 4:30:56 PM
You just described me, lol. When I get that way I usually watch a movie on my laptop and organize my stuff. I think I like buying stuff and organizing it as much as actually scrapping.

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Posted: 11/11/2012 4:56:43 PM
When I enter my scrap area and start reorganizing instead of scrapping.



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Posted: 11/11/2012 5:02:25 PM
Check my folders of unprinted photos, print one, leave it at the computer. Walk to my scrap area, look at the desk, organize my stuff and go pea.

Pretty much says it all for me.



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Posted: 11/11/2012 5:11:05 PM
haha. I can totally relate. same thing here!!


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Posted: 11/11/2012 5:18:06 PM
When my frustration starts giving me hot flashes! That's when I know it's time to stop for a while and go do something else.

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Posted: 11/11/2012 5:18:15 PM
Same here also. I have been looking at the same 4 pics on and off for 3 days and birthday paper and havnt started the layout yet.
























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Posted: 11/11/2012 5:33:35 PM
When no matter how many times I walk away or how many little details I add, I have to start over.


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Posted: 11/11/2012 7:02:04 PM
When I sit and pull this or that out, continue to sit and stare and eventually sigh before getting up and walking away


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Posted: 11/11/2012 7:09:04 PM
When I think about it all day, finally go into my scrap room, take one look, turn around and find something else to do. Lol


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Posted: 11/11/2012 7:26:41 PM
I know it's not happening when I just lay flat out on the couch with no intention of getting up. Eveer. Ha!

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Posted: 11/11/2012 8:29:05 PM
I've been on the same page for over a week. I cannot get motivated. But I sure am buying the past two weeks.


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Posted: 11/11/2012 9:13:13 PM
It took me almost a week to come up with a 2 page layout that I was redoing from an older album. I'm still not please with it. I have wasted so much time and energy. At this rate, I'll never get anything done. I'm half tempted to place all of my remaining pics (probably over a thousand) in photo sleeves and call it a day. I think I don't have any creative juices left. It makes me feel sick, anxious and very, very sad.


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Posted: 11/11/2012 9:29:59 PM
...when my Pinterest inspiration pins no longer impress me!


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Posted: 11/11/2012 9:40:03 PM
A slight hijack***** I just wanted to tell Madeline (poster above me) that I came across her blog today and LOVED it! Lots of inspiration there! I'm glad I was able to put a pea name to you!


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Posted: 11/11/2012 9:42:03 PM
When I start working on other projects! I'm currently working a big writing project, and for the last week or so, I've been supremely uninspired and unmotivated to work on it. So instead of spending my ample amounts of weekend free time writing, I completed two pages in my fall art journal, and baked apple pie. Oh well!


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Posted: 11/11/2012 9:45:41 PM
I have this happen often. It is so annoying!! If looking at the gallery or pin interest doesn't get my going, I call it a day. Sometimes my mojo leaves the building.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 1:38:24 AM
When none of my photos inspires me even to print them out!
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Posted: 11/12/2012 3:12:20 AM
When I'm more interested in organizing, peaing, or buying!


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Posted: 11/12/2012 10:49:23 AM
I'm sorry! I know that feeling all too well!! I do the same thing.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 2:38:27 PM
I cannot put a page together for love nor money at the moment .... I find I am best then to shut the door and walk away


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Posted: 11/12/2012 2:43:48 PM
When I have a whole day just to myself, could be scrapbooking, catching up PL, and am doing everything but that...



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Posted: 11/12/2012 2:55:25 PM

When I sit and pull this or that out, continue to sit and stare and eventually sigh before getting up and walking away


That's where I have been for the past week.


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Posted: 11/12/2012 4:54:49 PM
When you finally finish a layout after 3-4 hours.....and you look at it and think, "well that is total crap".


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Posted: 11/12/2012 5:17:39 PM
...when I choose to do CHORES instead of craft!!

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Posted: 11/12/2012 5:46:14 PM
I can sooooooooo relate. I have been in a slump for the last month or so. I am just not inspired by my hoard--I mean my stash--or my pics. I did a scraplift Saturday night that I love. I thought maybe that would get me back in gear but I frittered away yesterday. Maybe I will have success tonight?

I am glad to hear it isn't "just" me!

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Posted: 11/12/2012 9:32:34 PM
When I have to keep dusting off the pics that have been on my table FOREVER!








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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:05:13 PM
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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:20:01 PM
I'm in the same boat as all of you and can totally relate! I've been in a rut for so long and sit in my chair in front of all my scrapping stuff and wonder to myself...should I try to start scrapping again or call it quits? I sit and stare then start peaing, just wasting my time not doing anything with all the papers, pictures, tools around me.

Where is my mojo and will I ever get it back? Who knows.

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Posted: 11/13/2012 9:00:37 PM
For me, it's when I spend all my time hunting down and buying scrapbook supplies and no time using them - and my desk is buried with a half-done project still on it.


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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:04:16 AM
When I spend time looking for papers and fonts that other peas post. Things I'm not remotely interested in purchasing or using, but hey, if I'm "helping" I'm not avoiding. Right? Right?


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Posted: 11/14/2012 10:09:33 AM
When I only have 2 1/2 pages left to finish an album for my DD's 30th birthday and it has been that way for weeks. I have to finish because her birthday is Friday. I have the pictures printed out and even picked the paper, just can't get anything to feel right. I think I am just over it since I have worked on the project so long. And the last double page spread is just a modge podge of family photos that don't seem to go together, but I don't want to leave out.


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