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Monday, November 18, 2013

Mr Cardmaker is Bitten by the Ebay Bug

Well, a while ago, I clicked on the Ebay app icon on my phone, and got sucked in to all THAT entails.  I have now resigned myself to being a die-hard Papertrey Ink skulker, and Amuse Studio is up on the list, too.  Others will follow, I'm sure....
I lose WAY more auctions than I care to mention, and I find myself "watching" things and forgetting to bid at all, but I HAVE come away with a couple of fun things.
I won (I won! I won!) the Birthday Basics stamp set and dies for a reasonable price (which I don't remember), and I LOVE them!  The garlands and the balloons are terrific, and it all makes me happy.  Just like anything that comes with a matching die.
I made this--

 This one went to Charlie's brother George for his birthday last week.  I really like the bright colors popping off the dark grey, and the darker sequins are so fun.  I LOVE these candles.  Can't you see these garlands and the candles being used for Christmas and Hanukkah cards, too?

So, to continue with a theme, I made this--

Actually, this was the first attempt with this set.  I have some Memento Fireworks spray inks, and that's what you see there on the card base.

I think this would have been much more successful on a card base that was anything other than the kraft.  I don't know....It just leaves me kind of flat.  The white panel is too big, there are too many colors going on with the sequins...I'm just sort of "meh" about this one. 

I DO like the big, "so full of fun they're about to pop" balloons, however!  I may have to attack this one at some point for a Friday Fix card.  (Remember that short-lived series here on the blog?) 

So, I'm back to Ebay to find more goodies!  Actually, I better get my butt into the craft space and make some Christmas cards!  I am SO behind!

Thanks for stopping by!
All Best-


  1. Uh're heading down eBay River without a paddle, my friend! :) Love your birthday cards and not sure how those balloons and stamps went off my radar! :)

  2. I've loved those garlands since they came out. And you got them for cheapo - lucky you. I really like the charcoal mixed with the greens and blues.

  3. Anything that comes with a matching die makes me happy too!! haha!! Your cards are fabulous and I love that set too. Lucky you for snagging it on Ebay!!

  4. Love your cards!Very Pretty!!!Love the dies,Have a Blessed evening!!!

  5. So...the only thing I've bought from eBay is a set so Spellbinders dies. My DH, however, bought his bride a BMW convertible for our 30th anniversary almost 11 years ago. Still can't believe he did that! Your cards are adorable, and will look forward to hearing about your great deals!!

  6. Cards are great!
    Ebay, oh no, I can see you falling waaaay behind on the Christmas cards!

  7. As always, I love them both! but especially the grey one. Want to know why? The Kraft one puts me in mind of cookies with the red sugar dusting and the pink and green icings and it makes me hungry : ) Great job, as always.

  8. I made my first eBay purchases this year! I bought mainly old retired sissix dies for Christmas tags etc! I love that you can cut multiple items at one time with the steel ruled dies!
    Plus they cut thick materials like butter!

    Great score on this set with matching dies! Love your cards! I bought this set too! With 6 siblings you know it will get lots of use! Lol!


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