Thanks for popping in.
Today has been a long one.
Picking, picking, picking, picking, picking.
The Clarity Elves, having worked Sunday too,
were there at 7 am, as was I,
and left at 7pm, as did I.
You can’t really expect your team to do it if you’re not up to it, can you. And actually, I really enjoyed just tucking in behind the counter and picking orders, like the good old days, when there was only me there! How times have changed!
It was actually pleasant to do something productive but uncreative, if you know what I mean.
Not mentally draining, just requires a bit of focus is all.
And after all that, it felt like we really had actually made a dent in the mountain of orders from our Gray Friday Sale.
Then Steve optimistically told us that we were over halfway through them, and I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
But hey, it was a super deal, and 2,000 orders is a lot of orders.
Especially, because they were across the brand.
People picked literally the most obscure stamps on the website,
and we promised to honour all orders.
It just takes time. We’ve had a few people getting angry and threatening to cancel their order, but you can imagine what my response to that is.
None of us mind working hard, but not for rudeness and strop.
We had a good, productive day.
We’ll get there, and we’ll get there before Christmas too.
On the TV yesterday, I did a Groovi card with the
It was quite a longwinded one, and I would like to blog it for you, so you can go back over it if you like.
Traced the Three Wrens,
made a rectangular frame around it using the Square nested framer,
then added hills in the background using the landscape plate from the Starter Kit.
Added some dots to the birds.
Soft mat underneath, No. 1 or 2 tool.
Added some trees along the hill line with the leaves from the flower plate.
Made double-lines along the lower hills
by just dropping the plate a tad.
Check out the front.
Turn the work so you are looking at the front.
Place a sheet of tracing paper over the work
and write your words on the tracing paper into the lower hills,
straddling the lines.
Flip the work,
flip the tracing paper.
Now you have your writing template.
Using the No 2 then No. 1 tool
copy the writing freehand onto the parchment.
Soft mat underneath.
Easy does it.
Take your time.
Check the front...
Colour in with Distress Markers.
Add a drop shadow to the letters.
At that point the air too turned blue.
She realised she hadn’t taken a photo of the finished piece.
And where was said finished piece?
Yes, together with all the other demo stuff from the TV show,
in the boot of her car.
And where was said car?
Yes, at work.
So could she complete the Trees and Flowers blog tonight?
Not without driving back to work in Dave’s car.
Hour round trip.
Not a chance.
But will she sort it out tomorrow?
Yes, she will.
That’ll do for today.
Tomorrow, I have something else very exciting which I have to turn my attention to too....
Can you guess what it might be?
Love & hugs,