Friday, March 24, 2017

HUGE CRAFT SALE


Well, it's DONE....the sale is all set up and ready to open the doors at 9am this morning.
Wow, I was beginning to think I wouldn't get it all priced in time, but I finished yesterday afternoon!!  


 Lots of stamps and even more on the table behind that I didn't get a good photo of.  I have Stampin' UP stamps, some Angel Company stamps and various other stamps from other companies, both wood and unmounted.

 
 SU punches, Framelits, Embossing folders and even an older Big Shot plus a Textured Boutique embossing machine.

Designer Series Paper, ink pads, re-inkers and various other mediums.

Carl cutters, lots and lots of embellishments....way too much to list.

Ribbon your fancy?  You will find a ton of ribbon!!
Eight tables about 6 feet long each full of crafting supplies.
We'll be open at 9am sharp and will stay open till 5pm both March 24th and March 25th 2017.

If you are looking for something particular, don't hesitate to e-mail me and ask if I have it.  IF I have it, I can let you know what the price will be including shipping to your address and you can pay pal me.  Otherwise, it's first come/first serve.

Gotta make room for the new catalog, right? :-)

Have a fantastic day!!!!

Hugs,
Char

Monday, March 20, 2017

Craft Sale almost ready 4th

Well, we've been working all week on the craft sale and have made huge progress. By the end of this week, we'll be ready to open the doors for business. 😁

I have purged, big time, and am only keeping the most current SU products. Oh, ok, and a few of my most favorite sets, punches etc.

We had the Inspection of our home and are now waiting for the assessor to do his or her thing and then we can really kick it into high gear, depending on what he/she says.  Please keep us in your prayers.

Card class will be on April 6th at 9:30 am. I'm also planning on a class in May, too.

I have to say, its actually been a "freeing" experience to get rid of so much stuff that we've been hanging onto.

Eventually, I'll share some card ideas with you. I just need to get this sale out of the way.

Have a great week. I'm trying to finish getting set up and then can play!!!!!

Hugs
Char




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Purging has begun

And, this is only the very beginning.  I took this photo before we got all the tables full of stuff and some stuff still in boxes.

It's two 6-8 foot tables long and 5 rows wide.  Plus still have more to put out.

How on earth do we acquire so much stuff???  And, I still have a stamp room with stuff to teach classes with.

The inspector is coming this Saturday, March 18th.  After that, there will be an assessor.  Then, HOPEFULLY, we'll have time to get a moving sale IN before we close.

Anyway, for those that live close, our Stamp/papercrafting/craft sale will be held on Friday March 25th - Saturday March 26th from 9am till 5pm.

Then the next weekend, we will be having a garage sale.  THEN, if we have time before the house closes (if indeed it does and nothing keeps it from closing), we will have a moving sale.

IF there isn't time, we'll put everything in storage and have it at a later date and time.  I don't like this 'not' being able to plan things....lol  It just goes against my very nature.  But, it's all in God's hands.

I will also be having a class on April 6th, here at my home.  So, I will find time to get my class cards finished and be ready to have class that day.  My gals are the absolute BEST.....and are so supportive.....even though we may miss a class or two in the upcoming months.

But, I'll be like Scarlett....and I won't think about that today.

Have a fantastic day!!!!

And, remember, you only have till the end of this month to take advantage of the Sale A Bration free stamps with a $50 order.  And, they are now while supplies last!

Hugs,
Char




A Brand new day!!!

Good Morning or whatever time it is when you read this.

UPDATED!!!   This was to have been sent out a couple of weeks ago....and just realized it hadn't been sent out.  So, read it as though you are reading it two weeks ago....  :-)

I am so excited that you are following along on this journey with us.  I wish I had thought of it earlier!  But, it is what it is, right?

It's basically a way for me to journal this adventure.  I wish I had did it the other two times we put a fleece out before the Lord, but I didn't.

Yesterday, we had a showing of our home and today, we have another showing later this morning.

So far, since we put the house on the market on February 22nd, (actually the sign didn't go up for two days) we'll have had 8 showings in 2 weeks.  That's not tons and tons...but consistent.

I am having you join me on this journey because, I need to talk about it and journal it and what better way.  :-)

There have been questions, naturally, of what we'll do IF the house sells and what we'll do if it doesn't.

Well, this is our plan...but you know, God could change it.

First, IF the house sells in the time frame that has been set and for the agreed upon amount, (between us and the Lord) then we'll know that this is God's Will and we'll proceed with the rest of our plans of buying a 5th wheel and a truck.  If it doesn't, then we'll know that God wants us to stay put and HE will provide the necessary finances in order for us to continue on.  What will that be?  Maybe a job, maybe something else, I guess we'll know in time.  That's the hard part of waiting on the Lord....but we are confident that HE alone knows what is the ultimate best for us.

Our plans, as some of you know already, is to buy a 5th wheel and a truck and to just go on the road working when we can with the Volunteer Christian Builders on different projects, and volunteering for other types of jobs, visiting friends and family and living here in Central Oregon during the summer months.  We want to be available to help out whenever we can, whereever we can.

I have had some ask me, what will be the outcome IF you do not sell your house? Well, that too is in God's hands and we'll have our answer that this constant thinking of going full time is NOT from Him...but one of our own.  I do know that I will continue teaching card classes in my home and will just amp it up quite a bit and hubby will look for a part time job.

But, we just need to take it one day at a time and that can be so hard to not try and look ahead but at the same time, you have to plan ahead in the event it all comes together.  :-)

And, I may be talking to an empty room, here, and THAT'S ok too....I am 'journaling' basically because I can look back at a later time and see God's handiwork in how this all came about.

So, for today, I wanted to add a little touch of stamping to the blog for those that may not really care about our journey :-)

I received a card from a friend in PA and I just had to case it using my own ideas and stamps.

Hope you are having a fantastic week!!!

Char







Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Counter offer was made

Hi,

Well, we got an offer and we counter offered for even more than the original price of the house.  We figured if this WAS from the Lord....then they would either take it or refuse it and we could move on.  We weren't going to play the game of back and forth.  If they were truly interested, then do it...if not, let's move on.

They accepted it.  NOW....we wait for a house inspection, next week....this house is only 10 years old so we don't foresee any hiccups.
BUT, we also don't count our chickens till they are completely hatched.

I took the photo of the 5th wheel, we plan on buying, off the blog...as David told me that he really didn't want to share what we were thinking of getting till we actually had it and THEN he said it would be ok.   Whooops, I guess I hadn't thought it would be a big deal, but I honored his request and removed it.

So, if this all goes through....and after we have picked it up and our family has seen it, first, then I'll share it on here.   Not a big deal but honoring how he wants it done.  :-)

For those of you so inclined, please be praying for the inspection to go through...and that we will move forward!!  But, only if it's in God's will for us.

In closing, we are having a big stamp/scrapbooking/craft sale on March 24th and 25th from 9am till 5pm both days.  We have to get rid of a lot of stuff so we can have a moving sale next.  But, the craft stuff goes regardless.....but depending on if we are moving for sure or not,  more will be added in the next week.

Now because we have been so busy with the sale of our house, I haven't had time to do any stamping.

But, I'll share a card that I received in a swap from my up-line, Jan Farring.  I will be doing this card as one of our cards at class in April!  It uses the "Nailed It" stamp set from the Occasions catalog which is still available through May.

If you are local, the class will be held on April 6th at 9:30 am.  If you are not local and would like the Card Buffet which will include 3 cards and the directions for those cards, then all you have to do is just place an order at my SU online store http://charwilson.stampinup.net and I will send the PDF file to your e-mail.

One word of caution, if this is the first time you have signed up for my SU website or are not a current customer, you will need to check the box that says you want to be notified of upcoming events.  It only means that I will have a way to contact you if I have questions or in this case...to be able to send you the Card Buffet to your e-mail.  Otherwise, I won't know who ordered and will not have any way of knowing who to get in touch with.

Thanks for reading this far!!  I promise when things settle down...I'll be sharing lots more!!

Have a fantastic day!!!

hugs,
Char



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Got an offer on the house.......but

Well, today is sort of an up/down day.   The weather is icky....gray skies....yuck.

Last night, we met with our realtor.  He brought us an offer on our house.  To say it was low, is an understatement especially since they wanted us to pay all the closing costs AND include our washer and dryer, stove and Refrigerator.  Well, we already had decided to include the stove as it's sort of built in....and the refrigerator is 10 years old, so that was a given.  BUT, the W&D are only four years old and cost us about $800 each back then.  NO, not at the price they were offering!!! What did they think WE were going to use if we had to buy another house.

So, we were just not going to accept it and be done with it...but then we thought, what the heck, we'll counter offer with our original price plus the closing costs. Our realtor agreed, saying that it was pretty low especially with expecting us to pay all the closing costs.

We are pretty sure they won't agree to that....but in the event that they do...we'll get the full price of our asking price and that would pretty much offset having to include the W&D.

But, as I said before, this is entirely in the Lord's hands.  If it doesn't sell, we are OK with it.

Hey, anyone know of anyone that would love to buy an old 73 Ford Ranchero???  Let me know!  Hubby has one for sale.  :-)

Till tomorrow.....

Hugs,
Char




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Some Thoughts on the subject!!

What subject, you ask?  Well, I have been doing a lot of thinking, lately, and I have decided that I want to share other things than just my Stampin' UP! life.  I will still post cards and stamping ideas but I am going to share other ideas, as they come up, as well.

First though, here is a card we made at my class last Thursday.


I love this stamp set called Avant Garden in the Sale A Bration catalog.  Sale A Bration ends on March 31st, so you still have time to put in a $50 order and receive this stamp set for free.

Now on to what I am thinking about doing going forward!

Lately, I seem to be drawn to blogs of people that share what they've been up to and places they have visited, things they have done, new ideas they have tried and it has peaked my interest in trying some new things, myself.

So, with that said, I am going to start sharing not only cards I have made, SU classes and workshops that are coming up but just my life in general!

I am more than just my card making and so when I am doing or taking part in other things, the blog sort of goes to the wayside. :-(

Will it be interesting to you?  I guess I'll find that out but at least I'll be blogging several times a week rather than playing catch up all the time.

The biggest thing in the forefront of our lives right now is finding our purpose. Now that our kids have grown and our grand kids are in their 20's and my husband has retired, we are sort of  at a loss as to what we should be doing in our 'golden years'.  I still find that funny, as I still feel like I am in my 40's or 50's.

For a couple of years, now, we keep having this idea of getting a 5th wheel and truck and volunteering with the Volunteer Christian Builders organization or another organization and just being FREE of STUFF and being able to travel and visit people.

We have fluctuated back and forth and back and forth.  I, for one, didn't want to give up my home and live in an RV, but on the other hand, I really want to do something with the remaining years of our lives. My husband feels the same and we keep having this idea come up over and over and over again....we'll do a lot of research and decide, yes...let's do it. Then, we have some concerns and wonder if we should or not so we quit talking about it for a month or two and then it pops up again and we start more researching and wondering if this is the route we should take.

So, we decided to put a fleece before the Lord to find out IF this is what we are supposed to do or not and if you don't know what that means, it basically means that we aren't certain that we are supposed to do this life changing event or not or if it's just our idea or it really is the Lord's .....and we only want to do it if it's what the Lord wants us to do.

So, we made the decision to put our home up for sale and IF it sells by July 25th, AND for the amount we have decided on (our realtor doesn't even know the exact amount we have written down), then, we will know that it's what God wants us to do.  It's sort of scary but at the same time, exciting!!!

And, just in case you think we are stark raving mad...we have done this two other times in our lives......and when it's what the Lord is having you do....it's amazing how everything just works out exactly like it's supposed to.

IF this is His will, the house will sell for the price we decided on....we will get the money from the Craft sale and Moving sale that we need and we'll be on our way.  If it doesn't, then we have our answer.

So, with that said......be watching for updates and follow along with us on our journey.

And, if you are of the persuasion, you can be praying that God will show us what He wants us to do either way.

Sorry this post was so long, but wanted to give you a little idea of what to expect going forward.

I am attending a demonstrator get together on Thursday, and I hope to have some cool cards to share with you after I get back.  :-)

Have a fantastic day!!!

Char