Something new…

October 21st, 2009 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Something new…)

I’ve been working on some fall themed ATC/ACEO’s for the swap over at Ulixis crafts. I’m not sure what I want to use for the swap but I think I’ve decided against this pumpkin one and I listed it on Etsy. I just keep going on them and I’m having fun!
Have you seen the Boo Banner project over at Joli Paquet? I think my 5 year old daughter and I can do this together, she loves making projects and she’s learning to spell. Boo should be easy enough for her :) Hopefully, I’ll post that next!

Back from sabatical

October 18th, 2009 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (3 Comments)

Wow! Never intended to take such a long sabbatical from this blog! I don’t even know where to start. Is anyone even still subscribed to this lol! So I’ve been through a really bad creative block the past year or so. I don’t know how to describe it, except it’s like a depression. I had some ideas but lots of excuses. I left my craft space completely untouched, in shambles. I kept up on my digital scrapbooking and that’s about it. It’s been a difficult time for me. However, I feel the creative urges again and it excites me! I’m starting slowly, organizing my craft space, cleaning out the excess. Dabbling in this and that, the tried and true, I paper scrapped for the first time in YEARS. I went back to my roots and started sewing again. Made some gifts for family. Then I decided to start the blog back up.
The really ironic thing is that my “Abandoned Blog” post was my 100th post! I had always planned to do a really neat giveaway for that post to celebrate. Instead I “gave up.” So I see a giveaway in the near future to celebrate my 100th plus post and my comeback! I’ll have to do some brainstorming on that one.
With all the organizing and cleaning out I have updated my Etsy shop with new items! I’m also running a sale on all the previous year’s leftover Christmas bibs. Buy one get one free! I have more ready to make and list so I want to clean out the old and in with the new.
I have a lot of new ideas flowing like a river, I just hope I can sort them all out and bring some of them to life. I have been encouraged to pursue my photography and I have ordered up some note cards with my photo’s on them. I think I’ll open a separate etsy shop for those items. Look for those soon.
To get back in the creative mode I’ve signed up for a swap. I always do good with swaps, it gives me a purpose for creating. The swap I’ve signed up for is hosted by Amanda at Ulixis Crafts, her ACEO-X (v. 2.0) Autumn swap. I decided this was the perfect “size” (pun intended) project for me to get back into. There is still time to sign up so head on over there!
And for those of you who don’t know what an ACEO or ATC is… my good friend Bonnie is hosting an online ATC class! There is still time to sign up for it, hurry to her blog for the details!
So I’m off to bed for the night and hopefully it won’t be a full year until I update this again. Give me some encouragement and leave me a comment, letting me know you’re out there ;)