Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Dogdays of Summer Giveaway #2
You may remember, or not, a post regarding giving away about half the stuff in our house, then taking anything that showed signs of having monetary value to the local Click 'N Sell. (Translation: a place for people who don't know how to sell anything on Ebay themselves.) I sold all my Stampin' Up supplies, for something like $50 or $60, and was tickled to just have it out of my house.

You may also remember, or not, that my house is a bit of a piled up mess, including the table where I store all my scrapbooking supplies. Last night was the first scrapbook date with my middle daughter, Leslie. As I began to dig through the piles of stuff on the table, I came across a box of leather care for our sofa, extension legs for the dryer we use on snow boots, buttons, a pin cushion, wheels off a plastic cart, plastic leis from our cruise, refrigerator photo magnets sans photos, a cleaning rag, and various other items ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY when putting together a photo album.

I also came across this. Buried pretty deep. It's the chalk set from Stampin' Up, used only once or twice before I decided it was way too much trouble for me. If I'd found it a few weeks ago I would have added it to the Ebay box. I doubt there are a lot of you out there who might be interested in this, and it's not totally new, but pretty close. (I apologize - the photo is a bit fuzzy.)

If any of you crafty ladies are interested, I'd rather give it away than toss it. If you make cards, or whatever else you might do with this dandy thing, that I'd prefer not to think about how much I spent on it and didn't really use, please leave me a comment. I'll draw a name Friday, then send it the way of the winner. And be oh so impressed with you, that you actually do a craft that I spent too much money on, then left all the supplies sitting on a shelf in my basement for about 7 years. (Aren't we glad most husbands don't read our posts???!!!)

For about anothor gazillion giveaways, go to Shannon's place, and start clicking on all the Mr. Linkys. I plan to do that myself, because a girl can only stand so much going through piles of stuff in one week! Note: I'll be happy to ship it to anywhere the mailman can get to.

And, and, and - look! Two scrapbook pages, the first done in well over two years, or maybe five, but who's counting? I scrapbooked Barb's daughter's wedding. That's my semi-enthusiastic scrapbooking partner, daughter Leslie. She stayed up with me til way too late, but I suspect it was the chai tea and snickers that kept her there, more than a love for preserving photos.

I used this handy gadget - the Hewlett Packard Photosmart 716, referred to as a portable photo printer, to print out the photos. It was $179 at Office Depot, it's smaller than a toaster, prints 4x6" and 5x7", does color, b&W and sepia. I'm completely in love with it. Being over-the-top analytical at times, I spent several months researching photo printers, and with some guidance from the nice man at Office Depot, am convinced this is just the ticket. I bought an extra cartridge of ink and 200 photo papers, so I should be set for awhile.

I wanted something that was completely portable, for when I scrapbook away from home. I can even take this in my camper and crop, edit, then print out photos, all by itself. You can hook it to your computer, your camera, insert the memory chip, and it holds 4000 photos in storage, which I'm thinking is about right for me. The money I made off the Click 'n Sell will cover most of the cost. Not bad payment for cleaning out the basement, I think. (Please note - I'm giving away the CHALKS, not the printer...)

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