For those who are familiar with Veggie Tales, you might recognize the words from a song in one of their first videos, sung by a character who was too self important. Maybe I am that (self important- my husband thinks so, aka selfish), but I have also been definitely busy. I have groaned everytime I stopped by my blog and seen the same Valentine greeting still up. What? The Blog Fairies didn't come by and update my post for me?! I have been so busy doing that there is no time to pause to report on it. I finished another swap for Christian Paper Artists, packed and mailed out 8 rubber stamp ebay auction sales and wrote another 11 auctions that I uploaded last night. I am signed up for a birdie inchie swap and am hosting a "women" ATC swap. Today I FINALLY posted reviews on the 7 zines I got in the last 7 for 7 Gleaner Zine swap only because I am seriously thinking of joining the latest swap and felt guilty for not following through on the first. My next zine working title is "Confessions of a Stampaholic". An ambitious project designed to force me to experiment with the hundreds of rubber stamps I have acquired over the past year or so and a place to ramble on about my obsession. Yes, it's only taken me a year to accumulate boxes of rubber stamps. My secret? Buy large lots of stamps on ebay, keep about half and sell off the other half to pay for my initial investment. I often make a profit too. And I get some INCREDIBLE rubber stamps in the process. Check out my current auctions. I have some rare, one of a kinds that I do not even know the makers of because someone had bought the designs in sheets and mounted the rubber dyes themself. I also buy some stamps just for myself when I find treasures hidden in a lot simply described as "Large Lot Mounted Rubber Stamps". Clocks, keys, collages, postoids, beautiful stamps by Stampington can be stumbled across in lots. Akin to rummaging through bins of mismarked items or bargains. That's me. A painfully frugal bargain hunter. heehee If I can find a stamp for a couple dollars, it's more exciting than paying $15 for the same stamp on the originator's website. Bargain hunting takes time, which is why I am so "busy, busy, dreadfully busy...." But, oh, the satisfaction!
Okay, time to go. My oldest is hovering and and whining about getting her turn on the computer. It's another snow day today, due to frozen sleet and the roads being too treaturous for the school buses. My husband, with truck driver training, almost went off the road in his four wheel drive truck and scared the poop out of himself so he forbid me to drive anywhere today. It was slippery walking into town the one block to the post office this morning so I didn't fight him on it. Hope you are warm and safe wherever you are.