Sunday, September 13, 2009

My love hate relationship with ebay

yes I have a love hate relationship with ebay I love it for the simple fact that everything and anything I could every want is on that site and I do mean everything, I hate it because you have to bid on things and I never never never ever win so I always wind up buying the item right out but you know what even when I but it now it is still cheeper than if I went to the store and got it, take for instance this cartridge for my cricut.

been wanting this cartridge since I heard it was comming out but I could not afford to pay $89.00 for it. Now Walmart has citcut cartridges for $60.00 but they dont have this one, but you know who dose thats right Ebay and I spent half a day online bidding for this cartridge with one seller or another and always lost someone always out bid me. but thats alright, because I just brought it now and now I'm a happy liettle camper, thats right I got it and I didnt pay and arm and leg for it either, I really wanted this thing and I cant wait to get it, I think I want to give away cookbooks for christmas and this is just the  cartridge to do it. but you know what I could have cut it out on my sillhouette and got almost the same results, but I just had to have this one, theres one more that I have to get my hands on its called a walk in my garden cause I'm a sucker for flowers and that cartridge is loaded with them, o.k I'm gonna go to sleep now I'm already in the bed so gonna shut this laptop down and roll over and go to sleep, have to go to work in the morning.

Some of my work

O.K I finally took and downloaded some pictures of my work for swaps and other things and now I'm ready to post some of them. first I blogged on my die cutting machines so now I will show you what I do with these machines.

first time I really cut anything from this cartridge and liked it, I played with it once and then put it away but I really like them I'm gonna have to do something with them mabye a book or something but I really like my little elephand and hippo these were cut with my little circut
now this little fish is from the same cartridge as the elephant and hoppo I tell you I really played with this cartridge this week after cutting everything out and putting it together I relized something was missing WATER so I pulled out my tursty crystal lacquer and (whalla) I had a fish tank.I like it
here are some tags I made for a swap I'm in these go under the group coffee they came out really nice dont you think, (I do) cant wait to see what I get back. Oh yeah you have no idea what a swap is well let me school you a little. A SWAP is when two or more people get together and make a number of the same item and gives one to everyone in the group when your done you have one of a number items each one made by a different person I join swaps a lot and I really have to slow my roll because I have been doing nothing but swaps for the last 2 months but we'll diccuss that in another post lets look at some more of my work
gotta love this School Bus (at least I do) I thought it was just stinking cute after I put it all together but it also was missing something so again out came the crystal lacquar and the windows on the bus shine like new money I just love it.
Now these cute little tags are for (of course) another swap but they are cute, these are for a shopping group, I cut these with my sillhoutte, that little michane is very nice you can change anything you want as far as the cut goes, if you only want three boxes take one out if you want more add more on it really is a great machine and if you sit down and take the time to work with it you can cut anything you want and I do mean anything
I'm not even gonna tell you any more what there for because by now you should know ( A SWAP) these are for a chocolate group the little kisses were cut with the sillhoutte also it didnt have any layers to help it along I had to freehand the wrapper underneath I like these kisses you can bet you will see them again mabye on a page or something elese I create.
this is a match book for ohhh I'm not even gonna say but it was fun to make I have to make 5 more but this was also cut with the shilloutte aint he cute and ulgy at the same time. inside there are 3 holloween erasers you can give them away to trick-or-treaters when they come around but who wants to just give away something like this this was a lot of hard work, but I may make a few more and give them to my nieces and nephews for holloween. I think they will like them.
here is my favoriet its a school house cut with the cricut I think this is just adorable love it hate to part with it so I'm gonna have to do me another one. once I'm finished with all these swaps I'm gonna start doing some things for myself and family.
O.K thats all on my machines for now but I will be back shortly to show you something else.