Busy Week ahead!

Busy Week ahead!

Hi there.

Thanks for popping in. It’s very windy here darn sarf! Blowing a gale! The old trees in the garden are bending and dancing; handling it well, as they always do. We could learn a lot from the trees.

Had a day alone prepping for this week’s TV. Thursday 2 hours. Saturday 3 hours. Paul and I are sharing; I’m on Stamps and Stencils duty – he’s covering Groovi and Dies. I do sometimes wonder what I’m doing, making cards for days on end for TV demos, when I’ve got a business to run! Oh – and move! But hey ho. One day at a time, it will all happen. And this week, we’re covering for Maria, while she recuperates from a shoulder surgery, and Tina, who has only just got back from India, and is wiped out. I am sure you will join me in wishing them both well xx

On Thursday 12 noon and 4pm, it cogs n clocks galore! We’ve had a right old giggle at work over this one. For some reason I just keep saying cocks n clogs! Even when I really concentrate and speak very slowly, it still come out as Cocks n Clogs! So that’ll be fun on live telly. Anyway, fab stamps, stencils, Groovi – and a brand new gorgeous die.

On Saturday at 11 and 2, Paul and I are showcasing the loveliest nested lace Groovi plates! They are perfect. Actually, Jim designed these lace patterns as borders back at the start of our Groovi journey. You may have them. Now, he has turned them into rounds. Fantastic. Very pretty, and very useful.

Then, at 4pm, I’m doing a special 1 hour show on my own. Just one hour. Remember the floral alphabet I drew last year? Well, I’ve drawn a set of 4 floral frames to go with them, and will be launching the stamps this Saturday. Hang on, let me find the lineart, to show you….

I am so chuffed with these superfine stamps! They stamp up beautifully, and finish off the letters perfectly. Mind you, I see them with lovely country scenes inside too…

We’ll launch Groovi next month. One thing at a time! You see, the plan is this: more stamps this month. Then dismantle stamp machinery and relocate. That means at least a week no stamp production. What a caper.

One thing at a time. One day at a time.

Time to stop for one day.

Love & Hugs,

Barb xxx

19 thoughts on “Busy Week ahead!

  1. Oh my those stamps look fabulous. I may just NEED those. I shall look forward to your demos with those as I adore the flower alphabet and have used that quite a bit. Xxx

  2. You are an amazing force of nature Barbara and long may it continue. You also have an amazing team so i wish you the very best of luck for the move and a big thank you for all the goodies you and the team design and produce for us. They give me many hours of pleasure creating with them and the people that receive them think i am a better crafter than I am. A lot of companies and people should take a leaf out of your book
    Thank you again x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous stamps. You will get through everything you need to do this week. Life is so busy, and feels like there are not enough hours in the day, but you will manage it with your usual style! Looking forward to seeing your demos later in the week.

  4. Love the look of the cogs die & everything else for that matter. The logistics of moving with least amount of downtime for production must be a nightmare. No doubt everything will come out in the wash and all at Clarity towers will be with you all the way. Just think California & holiday with Mark!!

  5. Take one day at a time and what will be will be!
    The stamps are fabulous and yes so versatile.
    I’m looking forward to the clocks and cogs. I will be needing that die for sure.
    Hope you get to relax a little tonight.
    Love and hugs Xxxx

  6. The die sounds wonderful, as do the frames. You are getting your head straight designing cards, so the move will go like clockwork. You didn’t set the business up to sit in an office.

  7. Can’t wait to see what the Groovi DT come up with for the rounds ! Just got to complete my die order which is going to have more than just dies on ! Look forward to seeing the TV this week. Good luck with the move. Slowly, slowly ….

  8. The stamps look wonderful and so do the sets of Groovi frames. I had better sit on my hands. The move will all fall into place. xx

  9. Hi Barb,
    Oh! No! I really do like everything that you’ve shown us here!! The die is a must have, I really need the Groovi nested frames and the stamps will fit in perfectly with my plan to delve into the mixed media lark! What on earth am I going to do? I feel a diet of jam coming on !! Hope you enjoyed The LionKing. Love and hugs,Alison xx

  10. Haaaa it’s not just you as I read that as clogs and cocks! ! Thought ooo that will be hard to say and then I read you were already saying it! Oh dear, all I can say is good luck! Xx

  11. Cogs for the cocks and rounds and frames for the hens? With all you have going on at the moment it is no wonder you get tongue tied occasionally. Sure the shows will be fine with more sell outs.
    Best wishes to Maria and Tina. Missed them on telly.
    Hope the move is progressing smoothly – as you say – one day at a time.
    Starting to get blappy here in Norfolk but hopefully we will miss the worst of the wind.
    Have a good evening.🍒🍒🍒

  12. Those frame stamps look amazing. I can imagine them working so well with other stamps in my collection. I look forward to seeing how you use them x

  13. Everything looks great, will be recording and/or watching the shows…hoping they may help get my mojo back! Take care and wishing both Tina and Maria well xx

  14. Hello Barb, super new products, looking forward to the shows as always. Hope Maria gets better soon and that Tina recovers from her travels. Take care all. Bx

  15. Everything looks wonderful Barbara, and I’m looking forward to all the shows. I love the Groovi plates as I have the border patterns and have had many happy hours using them.

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