Thanks for popping in. First day back in the office. It was good to see the team, catch up with them, have a few meetings, share some ideas, make a few new plans. They’re a kind bunch at Clarity. Just straight forward good people. Each and every one of them has their own personal struggles, family issues, ups and downs, illness – just like everybody else. So we travel gently and we support each other. We’re all in the same boat after all. As I scan through the departments in my head, I have to say they are all kind hearted, good folks. That makes work so much more pleasant! When I hear about bullying in the workplace it makes my skin crawl. Who ever thought that being a bully at work would help or improve ANY situation? Crazy really. Or school. Or at home. Or ANYWHERE! Says a lot more about the bully than the victim.
I have a sweatshirt which says Being Kind is Cool. It’s my favourite thing to wear, and not just because it’s baggy!
3rd Quote of the year coming up…
There are so many KINDNESS Quotes. I think Aesop nailed it, when he wrote:
It’s those random, unexpected little acts of kindness which make life so sweet, don’t you find? I make it my business to do at least 2 kind things every single day. But I musn’t tell anybody what I’ve done, or they don’t count. Like Princess Diana said, “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward”. Don’t do it for a pat on the back. Do it because you can. Like my sweatshirt says, “Being Kind is cool” and that’s good enough for me.
I have had another idea regarding Clarity Art. We have been going for 30 years this year, and I feel that’s got to be worth celebrating ALL YEAR!! We have a vast range of beautiful designs and products, many of which often slip under the radar because of the sheer volume. Thing is, I know what we’ve got, and I also know what I love best! So I thought each week, for the whole year, I would shine a light on a particular favourite design, be it stencil, stamp, Fresh Cut Die or Groovi plate, from our art library, and offer that design range to you at a 30% discount + your Clarity Craft Club discount. 30 years, 30% discount.. get it?! Just for that week, until the new design is highlighted on the following Tuesday.
Starting with this Range today: The Floral Forest and the Floral Flourish (say that when you’ve had a sherry!)
You may well be familiar with these two designs. They are available as stencils, 3-way overlay stamps, dies and Groovi plates. Even designer Tissue Paper! To my mind, they are so excellent. Lookie Lookie!
All available HERE
For a quick and easy, but very classy card, I covered the stencil with Distress Oxide inks using our Spot-On sponges, and ran it through an embossing machine with some of our Square Stamp board. Brilliant! It embeds so beautifully! Like a really classy embossed print. Add a sticker from our FEEL GOOD Range – and bingo. Mounted it on a black cardblank, done.
Just look how many more little accompanying cards I can make though…
The Stampboard is well worth investing in. Whether you stamp on it or emboss it as I have here, it feels velvet smooth. But it’s not expensive. Comes in a handy storage box now too. CLICK HERE
That’ll do for today. If you have these designs, then please post your work on our Facebook Pages, and add the links. Spread the love!
And once again. I would love to hear from you! Leave a message below, so I know I’m not alone here. It sure feels like it at times. But I guess that’s the way of the world nowadays .
Barb x x x
PS Remember: no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted x x x