7/30-7/31/2020

I decided I need to get rid of some of the things I don’t use, and probably never will.  I could sell them on Ebay, but that’s so much work, that I decided to put them on Splitcoaststampers.com.  It’s a lot easier, and there aren’t any fees involved, but there’s a much smaller audience.  So I listed a bunch of border paper punches and corner rounders and all-over-the page paper punches, as well as a ton of retired Stampin’ Up cardstock.  When I first started stamping, I went on Splitcoaststampers and bought a lot of retired colors of cardstock that I really liked.  I don’t know what I was thinking, but there’s no way I could ever use this much paper.  I’m seriously over-the-top with cardstock.  The colors are great, but you can only use so much 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.
I wasn’t sure how much to charge for the cardstock, so based it on what another seller is charging for hers, but I think it must be over-priced, and I’ll reduce the price in a few days.  (I feel kind of dumb, changing the price in the first couple of days that it’s listed.)  What advice do you have?

On a less than happy note, Rich had his hip replaced last Halloween, and felt terrific until January…Since then, his thigh and knee have been hurting and they can’t seem to figure out why.  The surgeon injected his knee with cortisone, and that didn’t help.  He said he’s doing one test/procedure at a time to try to eliminate what’s not wrong, since he doesn’t know what is wrong.  So this morning, at 5:45AM (can you believe the timing), Rich had an MRI.  We’re not sure what that’s supposed to eliminate, but I’m hoping one of the tests he has done will reveal what is wrong.  Rich says it feels like tendinitis, but the surgeon doesn’t think that’s it.  It’s really frustrating for him, and I’m hoping it starts to feel better soon.

I went to a bunch of garage sales this morning, and the crowds were unbelievable.  This summer, there haven’t been a lot of people at garage sales, but today, every sale we went to had at least ten cars, and that’s a lot for around here.  I’m a sucker for little kids selling anything, and today they were selling “monster bars,” that were like a chocolate chip cookie with M&M’s instead of chocolate chips, and cut into bar shapes.  They were still warm out of the oven when we bought them….You can’t beat that.  The house was four houses away from ours, and if Rich hadn’t been back in bed to make up for his early morning, I would have brought one home for him right then…Instead, my girlfriend and I ate ours before we made it to the next sale. (Sometimes you have to take one for the team, haha) The only other thing I found, were sofa and loveseat dog covers for furniture.  I’ve bought several sets of them from stores, and the backing always seems to fray.. I think it’s because I wash them so much, because I don’t want my house to smell like dog hair (and I convince myself that it does, even though we are obsessive about it.)  I figured since I never have good luck with the ones I buy from stores, maybe I should try buying them from garage sales instead.  The woman I bought them from said she never used them (and they looked like it.)  I’ll let you know if the work out well or not.

Today, I uploaded the kite video that I collaborated with Rebecca from Rubber Stamp Tapestry, the pegstamps.com owner.  We both really struggled making these cards, and I was impressed when I watched her video, because she explained the layers so much better than I did.  The big issue was the card size.  The card we were using for measurements gave the wrong scoring measurement.  The length of the card (that folds in half to make two kites) was supposed to be 11″, and scored in the middle at 5″…and that’s where the problem originated.  It should have been scored at 5 1/2″, but I decided maybe the length was the problem, so I changed my length to 10″ and stayed with the 5″ score….Rebecca on the other hand, read the notes below the video, where the cardmaker said she gave the wrong score, and it should have been 5 1/2″….From there on out, our cards are sized differently because we went in two different directions.  I had to laugh because at one point, Rebecca referred to the kite as a puzzle from hell, and she wasn’t wrong.  I’m just happy I finished my card and the video, and we both decided, sometimes an easy fun fold card, isn’t as simple as it looks.

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