I do not get pampered too often unless I get off my huge botty and take a trip over to my local beauticians and grab Crystal Clear facial. But today is different and Mark has an extra day at home. I got to lay in and finalise the last digi class with slurpsville amounts of tea with an equal amount of sweet nibblies. I was happily tapping away on my pc when the mail man came. Bills are usually a Monday morning treat so I left the mail in the porch after I heard it thud through the door. Bills and Christmas don't mix and yes they have to be paid but if I don't open them for an hour or so, its an hour extra my bank account stays healthy :) Who am I kidding? LOL.
So Mark gets back from a mornings expedition of Geocaching and collects the mail on his way past. Fortunately the bills are for him and I get the goodies. First off I have a real nice article in Crafts Business written about myself. Its not often you get to read good things about yourself in light of unsavoury smack blogs on the loose but I read the piece with a feathery fluff in my heart and felt justified that my working life as a freelancer was measured in such a positive light. I do honestly sit here and wonder why such anger is splattered amongst these blogs to only colour other peoples judgement about my life. My only answer to all of this is that people will only push you off a pedestal they they put you on. Seriously, my life isn't this blog. My life is a fragment of this blog, kind of like the cream of my day. Believe me, there are horrible things that happen to us just like everyone else There is more to myself and my family than meets the blog eye!
I then open a box posted from Idaho. I only learned that Idaho was at the top regions of the US last week from Jessica Sheppa, one of the Maya Road designers last week. Well anyway, I had a package delivered with the most luscious mini albums made from plasma in the shape of crowns, arrows and stars amongst the most fabtabulous chipboard shapes. I will use them, I will, I will, I will. Im so very grateful for such deliveries and feel a new spark of inspo to get cracking with them. This week is assignment week for various comoanies and magazines so Maya Road is the star attraction product .... Im in love.
Talking of chipboard I got a visit from Sarah Greenwood from Bare Necessities. Sarah and I have had a little business relationship via the telephone for weeks but I got to meet her in person only last week. High energy people ought to make you nervous but she (along with my friend Mandy Parr) just make me want to leap into the air with enthusiasm. I have been busy designing some chipboard shapes to help promote this AWESOME UK chipboard manufacturing company. Im all for UK manufacturing, I always have been. I used to be one myself. But its very hard to get people to believe in them because of the marketing aspect ie mega buck advertisements (or lack of such funds to run them). I think a product will sell if it is good and there is enough believability in the price. Boy - this kid's prices are going to blow your mind and have your faith in UK scrapbooking and cardmaking products totally restored.
So now Im going to enjoy the rest of this GREAT day before someone comes along and swipes the happy rug from under my feet xx