Thanks for dropping in. It's late Friday night, and we've just got back to the B&B, after a lovely evening in Balsall Common, to celebrate Dave's birthday.
Jim came all the way from Kent, to drop off a load of stock we had sold out of. What a guy!
The NEC was very busy today, and it was great to see so many friends and familiar faces again.
We do have a lovely team on the stand here, too. I love working with these people.
Heather is the best stocker upper in the business. She is the Stock Boss. Want to know what we've got? Ask Heather. Want to know where it is? Ask Heather.
And young Chloe is her brilliant assistant. Back at base, this young lady is she who coordinates and runs the entire Clarity Stamp and Stencil Club. Impressed? She is a very bright young woman, believe you me.
At the till, we have the delightful Jayne, Chloe's Mum. Now back at base this switched on lady is in charge of all TV despatch. That, my friends, is a hell of a job. She is responsible for every single box and envelope that goes up to Create & Craft. And that's a lot.
Elaine is our good friend from Halifax. She has been on the Clarity Design Team since its beginning, and is one hell of a knowledgable crafter and great cardmaker.
Maria Simms. What can I tell you? On the stand she is a brilliant demonstrator, happily shares her extensive knowledge and entertains nonstop. At home near Liverpool, she runs Claritystampers Northwest. Probably one of the best, most charismatic teachers you will ever meet. Want to join an amazing Clarity Group in the North-West? Find Maria.
And my Dave? Birthday Boy. Well, he's just an all round good egg, a great peacemaker and the rock. Who else would spend every blinking birthday at the NEC for the love of a woman?
Back at base, he runs the business with me, and I wouldn't want to do it without him.
At the Stand, I just know that everything is as it should be, that the customers are in good hands, that they are sure of a warm and sincere welcome. There is a lot to be said for that. It also means I can concentrate on chatting to our visitors and entertaining them.
Here's a little demo I did today, using shaving foam through a stencil, and the brilliant man with the brolly. And by the way, Jim who drove the stock up, designed him. What a team, eh!
I can't add links to the website from this 'ere Ipad, but you will find everything I am using on our website! www.claritystamp.co.uk
Sorry it's not a step by step, but it's pretty impossible on an Ipad from a B&B near the NEC!!
Pop in tomorrow night and I will try and post my makings from the day!
Thank you if you visited us today!
Love Barbara x