Monday, July 30, 2012

Things Can Only Go Up

Hi Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by :)
This is my last post for The Kraft Journal. It has been an awesome 5 months working with them. I would have been with them another month there if it weren't for a bad case of "Blogging Burnout". Ever catch it? Its scary. You wonder if you'll ever be in the groove again. *sigh*
In the past month or so I have come off some really wonderful teams and I  hope that someday they'll have me back.  For now I need a break to get my swing again. I have no intention of stopping blogging I just need to lighten the load a bit.
So back to this week's challenge:
Use Any Sketch
Here's mine:

Paper: Cosmo Cricket and Kraft
Image: Mo Manning "Going Up"

Thats it from me!
 I'm taking a blogging break for a week or two so bear with me and I'll be back soon.
Happy Crafting!


Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Well I love it. Such a sweet new image of Mo's and a beautifully coloured sky to send that cutie into. The layout works perfectly for her too. Hope your mojo isn't away too long.
Tine :)

Mau xx said...

Its Super Dorcas, Love the sweet image and you have coloured the sky brilliantly.
hugs Mau xx

nwilliams6 said...

It is good to take a break every once in awhile - creating should never feel like it is dragging on you. Hope you find some wonderful ways to recharge. Your work is fabulous and this card is so positive and affirming! Wonderful stuff!!!

Beth Moore said...

Your work is always so stunning Dorcas and I am so thankful that we had an opportunity to have you on our team at The Kraft Journal...I wish you all the very best and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer too!!

Colinda said...

What a lovely sweet card!! I always love to pay your blog a visit! See you in a few weeks! Colinda

Carla S. said...

This is so cute, Dorcas! Great layout and super coloring of Mo's adorable new image! Enjoy your break.

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

So adorable again, Dorcas!!!
I´ve to apologize, that I´m so lazy in commenting - I guess I suffer from "blogging burnout", too! ;-) So I can understand what you mean...
I concentrate a little more on my photography skills these days... there´s such a good natural light in the summer months!
Have a nice summer, Dorcas!

José said...

Hi Dorcas,
I love this one, it's soooo sweet.
I had a break for 3 weeks, and today was my first workingday.
I hope you have a nice break and don't do things I won't doing.
Please take a good rest so we can enjoy your work when you come back.
Hugs, José

Whimcees said...


Beautifully done! I love this new image of Mo's! You are one very talented woman and I hope that some time away will bring back the joy for you in creating! I have been fighting the burnout for a long time now - seems that when life gets in the way, it takes away the creative energy. A nice thing about blogging is that one can put forth a positive outlook no matter what the reality but there comes a time when a break is needed. I look forward to your next post and wish you a happy day today!


Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet, love it!
Helen x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hope your swing returns, Dorcas! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and see your lovely cards. This is a real cutie and I love the design! Hugs, Lesley

Tracy said...

What a perfect way to use those cut offs. That image shape just lent itself perfectly. Just the little break from commenting this week was a nice rest so I totally understand you blog burnout. We have no intention of letting you go completely you know. :-) Relax and rejuvenate! We sure will miss you on the team. Hugs!

Alyce said...

Beautiful Dorcas! I really love how you have done those clouds...they look so pretty and whimsical! I know what you mean about blogging burnout..just make sure you leave a little bit of time for yourself in there :)

Linda w said...

You'll be missed, but I hope you have a great time re-charging your batteries. Another great card, such a cute image. Hugs lin

Babs said...

Hi Dorcas, very cute card! I totally understand your need for a break. I have done the same thing and even though I am back to posting, I don't do it as often as I did. There's no fun in feeling pressured. Have a lovely summer & I look forward to seeing you back here in a few weeks.
Luv, Babs xo

Erni said...

Hi Dorcas, I love your card,its making me feeling "lighter" for a moment. Hope,you come back soon in a good mood and health ! hugs erni

Nannieflash said...

Hi Dorcas, what a gorgeous image, love the simplicity of your card and the papers and colouring is just stunning. hugs Shirleyxx

Faye said...

Dorcas, this is really beautiful. Hope you shift the burn out soon. xx

dj1952 said...

Hi Dorcas, Your card is awesome. And I totally understand the "burnout" mode. That's exactly where I'm at. I have things in the works, but the going is quite slow. Take care and I look forward to your blogs later. Hugs, dj

Annemaritta said...

Dorcas, take care and come back :) Enjoy life with family and The Ducks. :)xx

Jennifer said...

Dorcas, this is darling! Absolutely wonderful. As always, I'm immediately struck by your beautiful coloring! Such a talent you have. The layout is super and I just love this adorable Mo Manning image. SUCH a precious card! You'll be sorely missed, I'm sure, on the teams but you must do what is right for you and be able to enjoy and not be pressured by it. I'll continue to faithfully follow your blog!


Anonymous said...

hi Dorcas, i really like this card!
i've made a new blog if you want to see it:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx mimi

Iulia said...

had to look up what that idiom with getting your swing Something like the mojo, I guess.
Hey , the important thing is to have fun in this cardmaking world of hours, do not overwhelm yourself with being in many DTs. Im sure they all have wonderful people to work with but there still are deadlines and other obligations which after a while get to be a bit of a burden and diminish the creative mood although this is not noticeable in your work. Thats my case, at least.When I'm pressed by time I really cannot create and spend more time putting together a card. Im in two DTs and feel its more than enough.

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