I haven't created a single card in the past two weeks. This isn't the first time that's happened and sometimes the reasons are obvious... holidays or others things that must be done, but sometimes the reasons are harder to pin down. This has been one of those 'other' times. I know for me the ritual of unpacking and setting up to craft (I don't have a dedicated craft space where things can be left out) is often the biggest hurdle. Mind you in reality it doesn't take much more than 10-15 minutes to set up so it's more of a mental than physical hurdle.
These are a couple of cards that made it into the last box of cards I sent to OWH in March. I stamp my card bases in advance and I usually take photos at the end of a crafting session. Then I'll tuck them into their envelope and put them into the shipping box, sorting them as I go, so that when the box is full all the work is done and it's a matter of adding a couple Any Hero notes, a shipping donation, my packing slip and sending them on their way.
Crafting is normally a great stress reliever for me but sometimes it's hard to get past the stress of everyday life and instead of being pleasurable it feels like I am forcing myself to do it and then it starts to feel like work. Most of the time when I find myself at this kind of juncture I turn to sorting through and organizing supplies or I try to spend some time coloring images. Though my day job as a graphic designer sometimes 'forces' me to create, when it comes to a hobby I think forcing yourself is probably counter-productive in most cases. So for now I'm gonna just hope that some time soon I feel like crafting again.