Thanks for popping in.
So pleased you are liking the Elvis the Elf Hunt! It must have taken a while to plan and organise. I like that my own Clarity Elves got together and sorted it all out as a surprise for me, too. Exceptional teamwork.
So I’ve had the fashion show, deciding what NOT to wear on telly tomorrow. Honestly, I’ve put on just enough weight for EVERYTHING to be let’s call it snug. Or tight. Or uncomfortable. I even asked Alexa to play some tunes, and danced round the bedroom like a loony for an hour, thinking that my derriere might shrink a size. NOT. Call it vanity if you like, but I just like to look presentable on telly. Even after 10 years, I still consider it a huge privilege to be allowed to appear on live TV – shopping channels count too! But I flatly refuse to go out and buy yet another top, when I’ve got enough clobber to do a live show daily in a different outfit for at least a year! At least! Just need to lose a stone. Or bin the lot and start again? I’ve got a walk in closet, and I can just about get through the door!! No! My arse isn’t THAT big yet!! The door is small, and there’s a lottagear in there!
Ah well. Moving on (vigorously, and wiggling the hips), let’s talk about WHAT I’m showcasing tomorrow. Many of you will be Clarity Club Members – either Stamp Club, Stencil Club, Groovi Club – or all 3! The clubs in their present format have been going for 2 and 3 years now. So tomorrow, between 2pm and 4pm, HOCHANDA have kindly given me permission to talk about the clubs, promote the new Die Club, which commences in January, and generally give a shout out to the educational side of our business.
What’s on sale?
We have compiled the first 12 concertina chapters in all 3 categories – Groovi, Stamp and Stencil, and are selling them for the first time ever as a bundle of 12 in a folder. Only on TV.
And just in case the cynics out there think these must be an overrun. Nope. We had to freshly make most of the products, and even order a good few of the project sheets to be able to collate the bundles of 12.
The stock of these bundles is limited. You can imagine they take a long time to make the products and collate. But I am very proud of our Clubs – they are unique in the craft industry. I started the stamp club back in the 90’s! Looked very different then! And I bet there are good and loyal friends reading this blog, who have been members since the very beginning. And I bet some of them have collected all those monthly newsletters too… My, how things have changed.
The stamps, stencils and Groovi plates which are made for the clubs are exclusive to the club members for some months post launch, before we add them to the Past Issues section of our website. They never appear anywhere else either.
But if you are a collector, and you want to collect the set as it were, tomorrow is a unique opportunity to get the first 12 concertina project chapters in a folder. They all stand alone, and would make a super gift too.
Cor! I have just had a little memory moment, of when the stamp club came with a photo attached to the copied instructions! Does anybody remember those days? Blimey! I used to sit and cut every single stamp out by hand in the evenings, on a tray on my lap in the living room, and the kids used to sit on the floor and bag them up, together with the little inserts. Then, when the bagging was done, they would take turns in sticking the photos into the boxed off area on the front of the instructions. Hahaha! I remember when glue runners were invented! We thought Christmas had come early!!
Ah well. Life rolls on, eh. That’s on the agenda tomorrow afternoon too. I shall be taking some of the stamps, stencils and Groovi from the chapters, and putting another creative spin on them. After all, I have been learning and gathering ideas since they were launched too. So even if you already have these goodies, do tune in to see what else you can do with them!
And as for the new Fresh Cuts Die Club, starts in January and sign up info will be revealed imminently. Very excited about that one, too. The Club Die prototypes are already in. And very beautiful they are, too.
Love & Hugs