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Jul. 24th, 2005 @ 09:37 am I am mental
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Looking around the disaster that was my living room, I have come to the conclusion that I am a basket case. In preparation for attending our friends' wedding yesterday, hubby and I went out on Friday and picked up a gift. Simple enough, they were registered at a local store, we had printed off the on-line list, decided what we wanted and picked it up. Total time spent on this activity: about 1/2 hour, including travel.

But of course I'm a crafty freak, so I decide I am going to make the card. Friday night I start off with some mock-ups, playing with different ideas I have for stamping on vellum. Time wasted - an hour or so. Saturday afternoon at around 2 I decide I have to make the card, so I haul stamps, paper etc out of my craft room (yes, out of the craft, or as hubby calls it, crap room) into the living room. Dig through the stamps, find something similar to what I want, but of course I don't have exactly what I wanted. I resist the urge to hit the local stamp shop and decide to make the card with my inferior supplies.

While creating the card, I change my mind 3 or 4 times, but finally, an hour and a half later, I end up with a passable card, matching envelope, and due to the experimentation, I also manage a gift enclosure card. Total time spent on this activity: two and a half hours - five times as long as it took to select and purchase the gift!

And that doesn't include however long it will take me to clean up today.
Who does she think she is?
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From:caramaea
Date:July 24th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
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You're talking about rubber stamps right? I bought a few for scrapbooking, but now I want to make my own cards too. Thinking about doing it for babyshower/birth announcements for me and my sister in law. That would be cool. One of the girls I work with (a recreational therapist) does photography and makes greeting cards with her photographs on them. They are so cool.
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From:neeroc
Date:July 25th, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
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Yep - I started working with rubber stamps about 8 years ago. It is really amazing how one craft can get you involved in another. Scrapbooking is my main passion, I actually do classes and sell supplies, but I'll always make greeting cards, wrapping paper and stuff too.

The photo cards sound really nice, there are a couple of local artists that do that too.
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From:caramaea
Date:July 25th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
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I just got into scrapbooking. It's amazing how much I've spent already (yipes). I got into it to make a scrapbook for my son because they just don't have baby books for angels.
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From:neeroc
Date:July 26th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
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I remember your posts about Ronan's book. Your pages are gorgeous.
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From:caramaea
Date:July 26th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, I appreciate that.
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From:mikeinthemoment
Date:July 24th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
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"Looking around the disaster that was my living room, I have come to the conclusion that I am a basket case."

Identifying the problem is always the first step darling, now its up to you to take the next...*grin*
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From:neeroc
Date:July 25th, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)
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I know. And I'm thinking it should be to win the lottery, buy more crafting supplies, quit my job and move to a bigger house! Sounds reasonable right?

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