Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Black and White

My garage sale was a HUGE success! Better than I ever dreamed it could be! My sis and I had it at her house and we figured we would be packed up by 2 - NOPE! We had a steady stream until after 4!!! She gets to buy a new pair of shoes and I get to do sooo much more than I imagined!!

I wish I had taken a picture of my living room the week before. I had 4 long banquet tables, a card table and a short banquet table set up in my living room. Stuff on top of the tables as well as below. Several friends came by to "pre-shop" and it's nice to know that the things I loved and treasured have gone to a dear friends house to be loved and treasured! And hopefully used!! Everyone wondered where it all was in my house; at one time, about half of it was in my old stamp room and the other half in the garage. When I moved out for baby, I got only half a room so it all went in the garage. It feels really good to be rid of clutter. I am such a clutter queen!! I'm not sure why, because when it gets really bad, it drives me nuts and I can't think or function. Oh well. I decided that if I hadn't looked at it in over a year (and some of it longer than that) then I was going to get rid of it. I sold tons and still had tons left. Dropped most of it off at the Goodwill; brought some of the most expensive items home to donate elsewhere. I'm thinking a school or some other organization that I think would really benefit and love to have some craft items, but would never have money in their budget to purchase these items.

What kind of garage-saler are you? Are you a bargainer or do you just pay the price listed? Are you happy with a fair price or do you just want a "steal"? I'm the pay the price, happy with a fair price kinda gal. I will sometimes ask if they would go any lower, but that's usually just on furniture items. Hubby got irked at me b/c a guy wanted to buy my Mr. Ice Tea Maker w/2 pitchers for $2. I had it marked $4 which my mom thought was a steal! But we hardly used that appliance and it was in really good shape. One thing I realized is that the things that meant a lot to me, I priced higher than the things that I wasn't attached to.

I had several cards out on display with a spot to sign up for invites to classes and such. What a delight to have several people comment on them - I even had a few that did give me their address. So that was awesome!! I also had some lia sophia jewelry on display and got a few leads for gals interested in hosting a show there. All in all, a great day in the driveway!!





WOW! It's been so long since I posted that I had to think for a minute on what to do!




This is one of the cards that we did at my first card class. It uses the Fresh Cuts stamp set. I loved this card and used it as my inspiration! Pretty basic construction! All supplies are SU except for the ribbon and the black rhinestone!

4 comments:

Elaine said...

Classic and beautiful! Very nice layout.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Very beautiful, it's a stunning card Cassie. I love the elegance of the black and white. :)

Heather said...

Wow this is beautiful. I haven't done a black & white card before. I may have to try it.

Lynn said...

Very crisp and elegant looking card...just beautiful!