Monday, April 19, 2010

And The Winner Is………….

Okay, did everyone think I just dropped off the face of the earth?  Maybe disappeared into the black hole of Calcutta?  Got eaten by a shark while spear-fishing off the coast of Madagascar? 

Nope, none of the above.  I went back to work.  Yep, something as simple as work has eaten into my blogging BIG TIME!  I’m so tired when I get home, I collapse.  Oh yeah, and brilliant me opened up a fourth Etsy store (The Creative Closet) which is doing well (thank you wonderful customers!!!!) but also eating into my time.  But, I shall not complain. LOL

Nope, didn’t forget about the drawing, just a little late.  So, without further ado, I will announce the winner.

I went to (couldn’t get a dang picture to paste) and entered the number of comments, hit GENERATE, and the lucky winner of the Cappuccino cup is  ………………………………

Number 5 – Sherrie of A Conversation at Goodwill

Who said:  Good day to you. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for joining my giveaway and for also joining me on my wonderful journey into blogging. I am having so much fun meeting such nice people. I have added a few more things to my give away. Best of luck to you.

Congrats Sherrie!!!!!

Thank you all who entered!!  And who put up with me!  I hope to be back to blogging soon.  Once life slows down a little or I build up more stamina.  HHHMMM wine is good for the blood…..maybe a little more Blackberry Wine will do the trick! 

Sherrie, I’ll be contacting you – Cheers!

Until Later………………….

Monday, April 12, 2010

Well, Looks Like I Am Falling Down on the Job Here

Sorry for the delay in posting. Man, has it been busy!

I haven’t forgotten about the drawing for the the cappuccino cup – it’s just been delayed slightly due to REAL LIFE interfering.  SOOOOO if you want to still have a chance, go here - GIVEAWAY-CAPPUCCINO CUP – and I will draw Friday, April 16th.  I am so sorry, it’s just been wild.

Yes, I’m probably in over my head…….not to mention my neck is still giving me problems, work is in overdrive, my carpal tunnel flared up, & I can’t have my back surgery as planned because a co-worker is suffering a much more life-threatening illness and I need to be at work to help out.

On top of that, I thought I lost a box of inventory for my new store, but come to find out, either the post office didn’t put the notice in my box or my mother-in-law forgot to tell me (she picks up the mail sometimes) & forgot to get it for me.  ARRGGHHH !!!  Shoot, I haven’t even been able to get anything else listed so my new store is only partially stocked. 

So, since I have been remiss and neglectful, here’s a free image of a French postcard.  I hope you like it.

Real Glamour Photo

Until Later……………………….


Friday, April 2, 2010

Well, I Must Be Nuts – A New Etsy Store

Good morning and Happy Good Friday to you all!

I mentioned in a post last week (good grief, I’m falling down on the job here) that I had opened a new Etsy Store.  Well, it’s now on my sidebar.  Hopefully, it will move to a page of it’s own, once I figure out the Blogger Pages gadget.

The new store is The Creative Closet and will be stocked with Die Cuts/Scrap and with 7 Gypsies products.  Currently, all I have up is the die cuts & scrap.  The 7 Gypsies is still arriving, though I did get a good sized shipment yesterday.  My goal is to carry not only those items, but Prima flowers also.  However, I’m still working on getting my business licenses and all that other stuff one needs to be a real honest to goodness business.  Until I do that, I can’t pay wholesale prices.  Though I was lucky enough to buy out someone’s stock, enough to get my store up and running and it will be pretty well stocked for the present time.

The reason I say I have got to be nuts is that I have a full-time job, a full time family (it’s also baseball season and my son plays), and now I’m looking at having a full-time web business.  I currently run three other stores, two of which are with my mother, and we have a third that I need to create the header for in order to open.  See why I need to learn about Blogger Pages?  I already have too much on my sidebar!  Not to mention, I try and keep a good list of giveaways for everyone to enter on my sidebar.  I haven’t even been able to do that!  LOL.  I haven’t even read the blogs I subscribe to in a week, which means there are over 1000 posts to get through.

Also, I love to blog, but things have been so hectic since I have returned to work, that I haven’t even done that in a week.  Not only do I need to post a postcard today for Postcard Friday, I also have to post for VBF and I have about three postcards to send off for postcard exchanges, get three orders off in the mail (I’m still selling Flea Market Style magazines also), and make a trip to check out some possible stock for my store and for personal use from someone selling off their scrapbooking supplies.   My giveaway also runs through Sunday night, so I have that, and I would love to get back in my studio and work on a dollhouse and some dolls!

Oh, I love to stay busy, but do you think I have now lost my every-lovin’ mind?  LOL 

Until later…………………………