Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Daisy Delight

I know, it's been forever since I have posted!  We have been on the road since May 22nd.  Actually, since before then but out of OR and WA since May!

We are now in OH at a friend's house and I actually am going to get to stamp tonight at her stamp class!!  WHOOOOHOOOO!!!

And, I get to make a card using my favorite stamp from the catalog, Daisy Delight #143669

I cannot wait!!  This card not only uses the new stamp set Daisy Delight but it also uses the new Wood Crate Framelits #143730.  She just didn't make a box from it, she cut it to make a faux wood box.

We'll be doing a few more cards, as well, but I will wait to post those on another day.

I forgot my Stamp N Trimmer, so haven't been able to cut card stock to stamp....not that I've had any time to stamp since we've left.

I'll be cutting up some card stock while I am here, too, so I can more easily stamp when I do have time.

Taking a road trip, tomorrow, to go tour the factory where they are building our RV.  I hope to get a sneak peek of ours.

Have a fantastic day!!!

If you need to contact me, you can e-mail, text or call me.  

Hope everyone is doing fine!!

Hugs,
Char

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

On the Road!!

Hi Everyone,

We have had a very hectic couple of months!  As all of you know, we sold our home and then had a couple of weeks of getting things ready to head back east to pick up our 5th wheel.

Well, since we headed out on May 22nd, we have gone from Oregon clear across the US and are currently in Pennsylvania visiting family.  We made stops in AZ to visit family, TN to visit friends and then on up to PA to visit more family.  Tomorrow, we head for OH.

I did place a small order when I was able to do the pre-order from the new catalog and thought I would get a chance to 'play' but didn't realize just how hard it would be to get to my supplies at the the back of the truck.  By the time we got stopped for the night, I was just too tired to even try.

Then, the few places we visited, no one stamps......and there wasn't really room to set up my stamp station.

So, I am waiting till we get to Ohio to get in some stamping with my buddy, Rita, We'll definitely find time to do some stamping, I am sure!!  Can't wait to get my hands on those stamps and framelits.
Then, I can share some fun cards with you all!

Our first job after we pick up our 5th wheel will probably be in either WI or MI....and then we will have to get back to OR so that we can get the 'tags' for our 5th wheel.  The state of OR requires that you actually bring your rig back so that they can SEE the Vin number.  Too bad, or we could stay out there and keep working.  But, like I always say, "It is what it is".

I am trying to keep up with a travel blog so everyone can keep up with what's going on in our lives, if they want to.  The link will be at the end of this post.

I know that once I have a 'home' again, things will get back to normal.  It won't be like my stamp room in my home, but I WILL have a little stamp room and I will be able to create once again and have classes.

Here is our travel blog if you would like to follow along.
http://travelwithdaveandcharitsagodthing.blogspot.com/

Be watching for some 'shares' after I get to OH!!!

Hugs,
Char




Thursday, May 11, 2017

YIPPPEEE, got my pre order

Hi,

Sorry no photo, but I got my box of catalogs and my customers should be getting their own personal copy in the mail SOON!!!

AND, yesterday, I received my pre order!!!  I didn't order as much, this year, as we'll be on the road and not have tons of room to store stamping stuff till we get our 5th wheel.

OH what FUN to go through the box and just think about when I can sit and make cards!  All my stamping stuff is in the Storage Unit....but, I  don't have time to stamp, anyway, with a Yard Sale coming up, and a visit up to WA to see friends and a Granddaughter.   So, for now, I'll just have to think about it!!

The catalog, itself, is beautiful!!!  And, I love so many of the stamps and accessories.  You will not be disappointed!!

If you are in the Redmond, OR area and you want to look through a copy of the catalog and see some of my purchases, give me a shout out...and I'll let you know where the Yard Sale is going to be and will have the items available to look at.

I cannot post them online, it's against SU policy....

Remember, you still have the rest of this month to get some retired items, but things are selling out fast!

The Occasions catalog is still in effect till May 31st as well!!  Than....JUNE....it's a brand new catalog!!

Hang in there with me, as soon as I can get somewhere I can stamp, I'll be sharing some card ideas!!!

Thanks to so many of you for your encouragement and support thought these last few months of selling our home, having countless garage sales and the HUGE move!!!  

We are looking at having our 5th wheel sometime mid to late June....and then I can put my stamp stuff in my tiny stamp room :-)

BIG HUGS
Char

Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's Official

We moved out of our home on Friday, April 28th at 4:50 PM.  We had a move out time of 5pm and we just made it!!!  Boy, the last two weeks was frantic with having a moving sale, taking things to the storage shed, deciding what had to go in there, what went with us and what needed to be donated.

We are now staying at our Son's house while he is working in FL and we'll be heading out in another couple of weeks to go back and pick up our 5th wheel.

Several people have asked us to start a blog so that they can keep up on what we are doing when we are on the road, so I started a blog and it is called

http://travelwithdaveandcharitsagodthing.blogspot.com/

I can once again go back to a stamping blog here and will try to keep both up as we travel along.

Right now, my stamping supplies are all packed and in the storage shed :-(  I found that I was a little nutso thinking I could actually stamp AND pack and clean a house....it wasn't happening :-)

So, give me some time and I'll be back at it, soon!!

Thanks for all of your support, it means so much to us!!!

BIG HUGS,
Char

Thursday, April 27, 2017

MOVING

I am so sorry that I haven't been keeping up on my blog posts, I had NO IDEA it would be THIS huge of a job moving from a 1525 square foot home to a 5th wheel.  Oh I know that it will be much smaller....that's not the problem.  The problem lies in that we aren't moving directly into it.....we'll be 'homeless' for a couple of months till we ARE able to move into it.

So, we have had 3 huge sales since the end of February...the last being last weekend...where we had a 3 day  moving sale and got rid of a lot....but not all our furniture.

So, we have everything that didn't sell and that we didn't GIVE away....in a storage unit that is almost completely full!

We'll be staying at my Son's for at least two weeks before we head out to start making the trek back to get our 5th wheel.

Once we get out of the house, tomorrow, and get settled in for a couple of weeks...I'll have time to sit down and post.

Most of my stamping supplies are packed, so won't be able to share new cards I have made...but I may have some that I haven't shared yet.

I am going to start a new blog for our RVing experiences, too, but still trying to think of the 'right' name.

Thanks to all of you that have sent me messages on Facebook, private e-mails and some that have come by to give us encouragement and hugs.

We are on the home stretch now!!!

Hugs,
Char

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Moving Sale tomorrow!!

Well, we are as ready as we'll ever be!  We got the OK to have our moving sale this weekend and we have been working non stop every day to get it all ready to open the doors, tomorrow morning at 9am!!  We'll have it today, Friday and Saturday!

The only bad part is, we couldn't contain it to just the garage....we had to have canopies out in the driveway and also had to have 5-6 tables in the house and use my dining room table and my island, too, in the kitchen.

I'll be so happy when Saturday night comes and we can start to pack up and move stuff out of here the next few days.

We closed on Monday....and after the sale, we'll be looking for a truck to pull our 5th wheel.  Exciting!

We finally told everyone, the other day.  We wanted it to be a sure thing before we told all of our friends and family!

Next up will be getting the house cleaned and moving out next week.

I still have to start a blog for our adventures......just haven't had time!

I sure have gotten a lot of steps in, during all of this.  The most I have gotten in is over 17,000 one day.   But, have averaged around 9,000 a day or more.

Well, it's time to hit the hay so we are rested up for tomorrow.  This will be the earliest we've gotten to bed for days.

Hope you have a great day!!!

Char



Monday, April 17, 2017

Moving Sale starts on Thursday!!

Today is the day!!!

We will begin setting up tables and putting out everything that we can't take with us in a 5th wheel.  The garage is going to be SO FULL!!!

First, though, is another craft sale.  The craft sale will run all week, but it is in a different area. That is because the retired list came out and so I had to pull lots of items that will be discontinued as of June 1st.  I can't take it all with me, so might as well sell it.

It is a daunting task, for sure, to get everything set up and ready to open the garage door at 9am on Thursday!!  But, we shall persevere!!!

The garage sale will be Thursday April 20th - Saturday April 22nd.

Keep us in your thoughts!!!

No stamping will be done till the sale is over, the house is clean and we move out!

I'll keep you updated!!

I still am trying to think of a blog name for our RV adventures.....and as soon as I get that up and running, I'll let you know.

Hugs,
Char