Friday, August 21, 2009

Too Busy to Create...

From Adriel:

Sadly, it's true! It's not that I wouldn't like to be creating. Sometimes there are just those seasons in life that aren't condusive to a "creative" outlet. But I must express and confess that I've been missing being creative.

My husband and I own a Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurant in Tempe, AZ. (If you live nearby or visit the area, stop by and say "hi" sometime!) I have been helping out at the store more than in the past. Don't get me wrong, 1 or 2 days a week for a few hours isn't all that bad. The work there and interracting with the crew and keeping my feet wet in the operations can be enjoyable at times, even! Somehow, though, creating a smoothie or a wrap or sandwich just doesn't satisfy my creative side. The closest thrill I get in "creating" there is adding something different to a smoothie recipe, or putting a King Caesar on a flatbread. I must admit that it was quite exciting today when a lady called 10 to noon wondering if her catering order was on its way for a delivery at noon... we thought we were delivering it at 1pm! Talk about a major food fight as we feverishly assembled 40 sandwiches in as little time as possible. Exciting may not be quite the right word in that instance... stressful is a better description. =P I don't know exactly how this story fits in with what I'm trying to say, but I just had to share that! LOL!

I'm looking forward to some time coming up soon to create again. That being said, I wanted to share some fun ideas I've seen using the new Medallion stamp from Stampin' Up! We just recently got this stamp and have yet to play with it! Enjoy the ideas! =)

Medallion Christmas Card by Kris from Kween Bee Kreations:

Medallion Love Card by Anthonette of Chavez Designs:

Medallion Butterfly Card by Andrea from Supercraftygirl:

I'll be sharing some of my own creations with you soon! Have a great day! =)


Mia said...

Love this look! Black Damask on white is so classic! I love Tropical Smoothie! I always go to the store on Power and McDowell. Next time I'm in Tempe, I will surely stop by!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for linking to my card!! :-)

Anthonette said...

Hi Adriel, thanks for posting my card!

If I'm ever in Tempe, I'll stop by for a smoothie. I love smoothies! It's the only way my son eats a lot of fruit.

Winter said...

Thanks so much for the support about the publications on my blog! :)

Karen said...

I know what you mean about life getting in the way of creating. It seems like something always comes up and the creating gets put aside! Sometimes it is frustrating, but I guess that's life....great blog and love your work gals!