I’m one of those people. Yep – you guessed it – those people. I have a master’s degree in the fine art of procrastination. I have interest; really I do. It just seems all my lofty dreams and wayward aspirations are always thwarted by my utter lack of motivation. I blame my willpower. It abandoned me for greener pastures some time ago. Just packed up an oversized suitcase and took off. Really, the suitcase should have tipped me off. I mean, aside from my mother, who packs up all their belongings for a short trip? Not me.
Anyway, I digress. Procrastination. Right. Supposedly, it took 7 days and 7 nights to create our wondrous planet (this, of course, depends greatly upon who you ask). Well, on the historic day of February 11, 2012, it took me 7 hours to create my very first blog (did I mention I get distracted easily?). Of course, it’s now taken me 5 months to write my first post. That’s 162 days. (I counted). And according to my trusty calculator, that’s 3,888 hours or 233,280 minutes. Wow, what the heck did I do with it all?? Ok, yes, over half of it was spent sleeping, but come on. That’s still a tiny sliver of my life right there that I could have been blogging about. haha. Just kidding. Am I digressing again? (er, Yes, I am). Back to the task at hand. My departure time may have been 5 long months ago, but I have finally arrived at my destination: this blog. Hopefully, after all this, you’re still reading and I haven’t lost you at a layover somewhere.
I fully intend for this lovely blog to be an all-encompassing retreat into the vast and enchanting realm of papercrafting. Specifically, the charming kingdom of card-making. It’s one of my hobbies. I love making and giving cards to the people I care about. It just seems so much more personal to me than spending 3 hours in the store rummaging through all the card pockets looking for just that right-phrased something for the occasion. You know the one; that elusive perfect card. I can never find it. My mom’s got the talent there. It must have skipped a generation. So my kids will have it too…damn them.
When it comes to card-making, I’m a big fan of Papertrey Ink and Stampin’ Up and the vast majority of my artistic creations stem from something I have of theirs. Of course, being a compulsive shopper (I blame Willpower for that one too), I have many (many) other craft supplies from other companies, but Papertrey Ink and Stampin’ Up remain – by far – my favorites.
Hopefully, if luck is on my side since Willpower isn’t, my layovers will be less frequent now that my terminal is officially up and running. I’ll try to head off any pit-stops when I can. I spend enough time at Procrastination Station.
Till next time. 🙂