Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters "Jingle Bell Hop"

Jingle Bell Hop

Hello & welcome to the first ever Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop.
Here's how to play along with us...
*Your first stop for this hop is the Ch{all}enge Masters Blog. There you will find a complete list of all the participating blogs.
*Visit all 22 blogs, leaving a comment at each one.
*Return to the Ch{all}enge Masters blog to let us know you are finished. This will get you an entry to win a $25 gift card to the online store of your choice.

For this blog hop, you should have come here from Kristi Beisel's Blog, if not, head back to the Ch{all}enge Masters Blog and start from the beginning! My blog here should be your 17th stop.

I have my own RAK to give away too. I am a part of the "Scraplift" team and find myself without "mojo" on numerous occasions, so I have found myself lifting my own layouts from time to time....here is an example....


To qualify for this RAK, all you have to do is this...while leaving your comment here today, tell me what YOU do when you have no "mojo" flowing and you really, really want to be creative....that's it.

The next stop on our hop is Jennifer Campbell's Blog ...

After you have visited all the blogs and posted a comment, please be sure to go back to the Challenge Master's blog and post that you are finished. Thanks for hopping with us!

Thanks so much for joining our Jingle Bell Hop & the Happiest of Holidays to you & yours!!!!

35 comments:

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

Tammy....I love that you scraplift yourself...I sometimes do that too...usually I go thru tons of blogs and look for inspiration...Merry Christmas

suzann said...

I never thought to scraplift myself, what a clever idea. Love both your layouts!!

When my mojo needs help, I'll go through my pictures. I can usually find several that I really want to scrap and that gets my mind thinking about the layout and what papers to use. Then I just have to scrap!

Merry Christmas!!

robin.christine said...

great page lift! I always check the blogs and magazines for page inspiration.

Jenny said...

I usually pull out a PageMaps sketch or play with my pics in PSE. If I've got a nice pic to work with, it always helps get the juices flowing!

Jocelyn said...

Love your scraplift...and when my Mojo is missing....I visit Blogs....this always give me inspiration!!!! :-)

CherrieScraps said...

Scraplifting is a great way to stir up the creative mojo....I also use sketches when I am really struggling. I always try to start with something simple and usually the creativity will just start to flow.

A Sarasota said...

Happy blog hop! I'm a Tar Heel too, born very close to where you live. No mojo? I scraplift!

LoisB said...

when I am w/o mojo, i try something small like an inchy or an ATC - the mall size seems easier to tackle.

Fink said...

I love a good lift even if it is from myself! Nice layout

JessK said...

That's a great idea, never would have thought of it!!
I usually grab for my mags or my favorite scetches.
Merry Christmas :)

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Tammy,

Just wanted to stop in and VISIT all the blogs and see all the great artistic creations you hate ALL made!

I'm having fun Blog Hopping with you all.

Best Wishes for Happy Holiday...and Keep up the great work!!

Holiday Hugs,
Lisa
ThePurplePlace
Cutters Creek Design Team Member

Audrey Yeager said...

Tammy that is a great idea to "lift" yourself! WHen I have no mojo I clean my scraproom. I'm bound to find SOMETHING to work with! :)

*Monica* said...

I scraplift a lot! I need some sort of inspiration to get me going. If I have no mojo, I usually browse online galleries. That usually gets my creative juices flowing!

BrendaB said...

When I have no scrapping mojo, I switch off and work on cards on altered items. Sometimes not having to decide about photos, design, papers, etc. helps me get back into creative mode.

silvia said...

Great LO's!! When I am mojo-less, I visit blogs and try and draw inspiration from others. :)

Sally Cranney said...

I like the idea of scraplifting myself. I used to do that when I did classes but have never thought to do it for myself.

When I need mojo I usually turn to a sketch...it always gets me going.

E said...

very cool scraplift. this going to sound very funny but when i have no mojo following i turn my music up very lound and bounce around my house, causing all sort of problems. when i feel extremely Happy and calm, i start a fresh looking at my photos, pattern paper, my idea books and the net.

Happie Stamper said...

I am often without mojo... that is why I'm a follower to all of these AWESOME blogs. The inspire me to add my own touches. Thank you!

Misty (Snowlady) said...

Love your layouts & what a great idea to lift yourself! When I'm stuck I usually find a sketch to get me going.

Melisa said...

Those are super cute layouts. Great scraplift! When I need a little mojo I like to blog surf for inspiration or check out some fave sketch sites for an idea.

mustangkayla said...

Cute layouts! Love the idea of lifting yourself! When I have no mojo I turn to sketches or blog surfing. That usually gets my mojo flowing fast!

Jennifer Campbell said...

I love to scraplift myself... I get my best mojo from scraplifting whether it is myself.. but usually a magazine or layout on a forum... then I am ready to go!

July said...

Well, I do a sketch or look for a new technique.

Stacy said...

I either look through magazines or at challenge sites. If this doesn't work I walk away and come back later!

GinniG said...

A fellow SCRAPLIFTER!!! :) I'm constantly scraplifting or following a sketch when my mojo leaves. Love to go to galleries, blogs and e-zines for my ideas!

Sharon's blog said...

When I have no mojo, I scraplift!! I look online at the beautiful work from Challenge masters and other blogs and get my mojo back!!!

jlshurts said...

I usually look through a magazine or pull out something different to work on to get things going again. Love your LOs by the way!

Tere said...

I'm scraflift lover!!!!

love your self-scraplifted layout!!!

what do I do when there is no mojo?!?! I clean my scrap area; take out magazines; visit a gallery, specially Two Peas'; oh one thing I'm doing lately is visiting blogs with challenges!

Terri said...

Tammy - that second LO with the I Can Explain - OMG - too, too CUTE!! I LOVE it!!!!

Thank you so much for taking part in the very first CM blog hop & for all you did to make it such a HUGE success!!!!

Janet said...

Love that you lift yourself...Great idea.

For me...when my mojo runs dry..I start flipping through magazines, diving into mb galleries, or find a challenge that inspires me!

Jamilie said...

That's awesome! I like to walk away and come back when I can be more creative! lol!

Anneliese said...

Great lift! Love the colors in the Santa lo! When I have no mojo, I will either scour the galleries & blogs for inspiration, or my old faithful, use a sketch!

picnic said...

I would have to say I also lift, when i need some inspiration...
thanks for sharing your blog, this has been fun...
Merry Christman

scrappinqueen1 said...

That's what I usually do is scraplift someone's work. I almost always scraplift before starting a project, even if I only use a portion of someone else's project :}

mommysews said...

I love that second one. It is one of my favs of yours. The expression just goes so well with the journalling.