The Absent-Minded Crafter

I’m still here.  I promise!  I’ve got the first of two busy weeks going full steam ahead and the real fun hasn’t even started!  I’m a very detail oriented person and the planning for an event takes more out of me than the actual event!  With that said, I am in the planning phase for having company this weekend and my mind is a whirlwind!  It’s only two guests…family…in-loves…very easy going people, but as usual, I’m working out the smallest of details in this ole brain of mine, wanting them to be well accommodated while visiting us!  I like to pamper people when they are under my care.  Not with extravagance, but just with little thoughtful gestures thrown in here and there.  I want to have the grunt work mostly done when they arrive so that I can sit back and relax with everyone as much as possible!

Fast forward to today.  What did I do this morning?!  I have been bothered by DS3’s closet.  You know, the closet filled with an ever growing stack of plastic storage totes of outgrown baby clothes and all that goes with caring for a baby.  I have them organized into age group (e.g. 0-3 mos., 3-6 mos., 6-12 mos. etc.).  Silly me pulled all the totes out of the closet and then sorted through the stray things that have been floating around for a while, putting them in the appropriate totes.  I pulled all the totes filled with no longer needed items & the baby accessories (swing, bouncer, etc.) out into the hallway and hope to get it all moved down to our storage spot under the garage by tonight.  Now tell me, why did I dig into such a project with company coming?  Yes, that is the room they will be sleeping in, but not in the closet, for goodness sake!

Now you know why I haven’t been stamping as much this week.  I simply get distracted when I’m in the middle of prepping for company!  So, be prepared for a little extra silence this week and next week because we have a bigger crowd coming for Memorial Day weekend!  🙂

I managed to sneak a little stamping in last night and came up with this medallion card (medallion stamp is from Stampin’ Up!).  I’ve been playing with this idea in my head and, though it’s not perfect (the center panel isn’t really very centered), I’m okay with this card.  I stamped the image twice and cut up a portion of one to create the panels in the center.  I then popped those up with foam dots, added a gemstone and stamped the sentiment.

Hope you’re having a great Thursday!  I’ll be back for sure on Saturday since that’s the beginning of a new color challenge over at Dynamic Duos and I have a card all ready to share!

3 Comments

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 05/17/2012 11:51 pm

    Oh I've had a crazy week too Melissa. My husband is on vacation and we've been busy taking day trips and doing yard work. Love this pretty card you managed to squeeze in!!

  • nwilliams6 Posted Friday, 05/18/2012 1:39 am

    Wonderful – this is stuning. I love how you did it!!!

  • Mrs Starling Posted Friday, 05/18/2012 2:10 am

    As one who has experienced your attention to detail in pampering your guests…it's definitely sweet and always appreciated!! Can't wait for memorial day weekend!

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