best birthday present.

((If you’re here for the American Crafts blog hop, make sure to click here. There’s an awesome giveaway going on!))

I have been gasping for my creativity.

I forced myself to create something the other day, and I made something that ended up in the garbage. I sat in the crop room and asked myself, “Where the heck did my creative soul go?!” Then, I realized that creativity doesn’t happen when it’s forced.

…so I waited (and waited and waited) until I felt inspired. It took some good downtime for me to get back into my groove.

Finally, my creative soul felt a spark. *smile*

…and now that my creative soul is back in its groove, I have to keep reminding myself that I can’t force creativity. It just happens naturally.

Seriously, being back on track is one of the best birthday presents ever.

Happy 27th birthday, me!

PS: Thank you for all of the birthday wishes. πŸ™‚

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15 Comments

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15 responses to “best birthday present.

  1. Happy birthday Sarah!! Hope you have a great day and year!! πŸ™‚
    As usual, love the layouts!! πŸ™‚

  2. Marla H.

    Happy Birthday and yes sometimes creativity just doesnt want to happy when we want it to. Loved the AC blog hop. So much fun inspiration. Great job on your LOs.

  3. Happy Birthday Sweetie! Love your projects. Hope to see you today!

  4. Happy Birthday Sarah!! Love the layouts! They rock

  5. Brittney A

    Happy birthday! Soo happy you’ve found your groove again!

  6. Happy Birthday Sarah! Glad you’re back in the game haha great los!

  7. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    Happy Birthday!! I loveeeeeeee the lo’s!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. Happy Birthday girlie–these layouts are AWESOME! I agree can’t force the creativity, it just doesn’t work…. Happy day to you!

  9. monica

    Happy birthday, sarah!

  10. gloria

    happy birthday

  11. Oh chickie……LOVE these!!!!!!! and major birthday wishes!!!!!!! sometimes you just need to step back! hugs, Katrina

  12. deftoned

    stinky feet

  13. mjmarmo

    HAppy Birthday!! You certainly did your creative spirit back! These are great.

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  15. HeatherC

    Your work is always amazing!! Happy Birthday, and love the moutasche! It’s too funny… :{)

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