Today's post is a two-parter.
First, I need to thank everyone ... the people who helped me get ready for my big sale last Saturday, my friends and long-time customers who came out to support me last Saturday, and my family who puts up with me when I go into a frenzy over big events ... yep, like the one last Saturday (sheepish grin)
I'd show you some pictures of the happy crowds clutching their new catalogues and bags of retired goodies while munching on my daughter's home baking, but I was just too busy totalling order forms and catching up with folks to remember to use my camera!
Oh, and before I forget, the winner of the $50 Gift Certificate was .... Julie Sambles of Guelph!!
By the way, my daughter says a big thank you too ... she raised $122 for the Weekend to End Womens Cancers through her bake sale!
What can I say, except that stampers are the BEST kind of people!
Now for the good byes. Well, it's more of a "see ya later" than a traditional good bye ... moving day is almost upon us and I have to finally admit that the time has come to pack up the last of my stamping supplies - for a little while. That's not an easy thing to do, what with the new catalogue and all the new goodies I've just started to receive. Who's idea was it to move in July, anyway???
If I'm realistic, it's probably going to take me a month to pack, move, renovate my new stamping space, unpack and start creating again ... yikes, a WHOLE MONTH without stamping? What kind of evil torture is that!
Actually, I hope to have a few of the basics in an accessible place so I can do a bit of "therapeutic stamping" out on the porch during the hottest part of the afternoons, or in front of the tv in the late evenings. Nothing fancy ... just a card or two, now and again.
To that end, Hubby just bought me a SUPER-DUPER expanding toolbox on wheels called FAT MAX - seriously, it's almost as big as our first apartment! So far I've got my Big Shot, my table top paper trimmer, and half of my Sizzix dies to fit in just the bottom section, with lots of room left for my inks, favourite tools & punches, some clear stamps, and a selection of cardstock and designer papers ... so I figure that as long as I can have this monster toolbox nearby, I'll survive the next month or so without going into a creative withdrawl.
And come the end of August, I'll be re-organized, re-energized and rarin' to go with all new Fall classes to offer in Guelph (& hopefully Fergus too - more details to follow later this summer) ... so it isn't really good bye, right? RIGHT!!
Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting pics and reports of my new stamping room as the work progresses ... in the meantime, if you have any organizing tips or have seen a great stamp room online, please let me know! I'm going into a room that's about a quarter of the space I had in the old house, so I'm looking for practical storage ideas where everything's at my fingertips - a tall order, so I need all the inspiration you can send me!
PS: If you've dropped by Crafters Cupboard this month & things seemed a little empty - no worries; Shelly & the gang are moving to a bigger and better location on Laird Road. They should be up and running again in early August. Until then, if you're looking to buy any of my SCRAP IT paper crafting kits, I have my entire stock here at the house - email me and I'll get you what you need!