No Time for Creativity

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A blog for creatively minded people who have so little time to do anything that they want to scream. I, as the team leader for creative frustration, will bravely find easy and quick crafts for us to do in the genres of scrapbooking, cooking, and music and will post them for one and all to use.
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Card Making: A Creative Halloween

Cards, Scrapbooking, Template, Uncategorized
If you remember, I showed you how to make tons of blank cards from a stack of solid cardstock.  You don’t?  Well, you can find it here.  Anyway, I finally came up with a great and simple Halloween card for this year.  Mind you, it took loads of doodling before I came up with something that looked good.  Not horribly ugly (a little is fine), not to scary (a little is fine), and a card I can give to adults or children alike.  And here it is: I know.  This is the most brilliant. Template. Ever! It is a very simple template, and very easy to make with anything you already have.  For Halloween, my favorite items are the super cheapy $1 items from scrapbook stores, dollar stores, and Wal-Mart.  You…
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Music Writing: Ave Maria for Christmas

Arrangement, Creative, Incentive, Music Writing, Writing music
Every year for the longest time, I have written (aka arranged) at least one piece of Christmas music.  This started out in church, where my family often sings or plays instruments.  We couldn’t find solos or duets for songs we wanted with our weird amalgamation of instruments and voices.  So I started arranging the music, and a personal Christmas tradition was born.  This year, I have chosen two: I want to write my own melody for an Ave Maria, and I want to arrange Riu Chiu for a choir.  Whether or not anyone actually sings or plays this remains to be seen, but I don’t care.  I am writing them.  First up… Ave Maria.  I am going to try to write my own melody to this beautiful and poetic prayer.…
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