Friday, July 10, 2009

Announcing the Grand Opening of My eBay Store!

Today is an exciting day: my new eBay store is up and running!

In 2005, I became a demonstrator with Stampin' Up (as those of you who received handmade cards from me a while back might remember), and I have A LOT of inventory from those days - much of it brand new and never used.

Over time, I became too busy to make cards ... and haven't done a single thing since Christian was born. For a couple of years, I've toyed around with the idea of selling these items on eBay, but never did get around to it.

That is, until I was inspired by my father-in-law, Sir Lee (okay, he hasn't REALLY been knighted by The Queen ... but to me, he is "Sir Lee"). He's been eBaying since 2007 and has a great time with it. Click here to check out his store!

So I finally took some time to go through my inventory, catalog the items and take some pictures. I posted four items last night ... and that is just the beginning! I have lots of Stampin' Up to sell.

I certainly don't expect to make my fortune on eBay, but it helps to clear out things I'm not using ... which makes Jonathan very happy. :)

If you - or somebody you know - is interested in rubber stamping, decorating, scrapbooking, craft projects, card making, gift making, etc., then check out my store ... and keep watching for new items to show up!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Round and Round ...

Christian is one funny kiddo! Lately, he's taken to spinning around the room. The noises he makes and the eye movement are HILARIOUS! I honestly have no idea what we did for entertainment before Christian came along!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Yes, it's hot here!

"Man it’s hot. It’s like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn't take this kind of
hot." -
Matthew Broderick in Biloxi Blues

Living in the Phoenix area gives a new meaning to the phrase, "the dog days of summer." As I sit here typing this blog entry, it is 111 degrees outside.

And 111 degrees is HOT. Though, happily, the humidity is only at 18% right now. The other day, it was well-over 100 degrees, and 49% humidity. Yuck!

The other night, when the news came on at 10:00pm, it was 104 degrees. As the night progresses, the temps drop into the mid-to-high 80s. But, as soon as that sun comes over the mountain in the morning, it gets hot immediately. During the intense heat of the day, the air is so hot that when the sun touches the skin, there is a burning sensation. It's crazy!

Jonathan and I discussed we've gone from one extreme temperature to another since we moved. In Santa Fe, the winters were frigid ... single degree temps in the early morning hours when Jonathan walked Bella. Summers here are well-over 100 degrees. And that is 100 DEGREE DIFFERENCE.