Wednesday Friday! Did you think this was a slow week lol? I really was hoping I was going to keep to my NY resolutions. I broke the first one straight away which was to be organised. I think I'm turning into my mother lol but don't tell her that!
Now that I've created a two Wednesday I'll share my news with you. I've actually got a few things but the BIGGIE is I'm going to CHA (Craft and Hobby Exhibition) . For those of you who don't know what that is is a huge trade show in LA which starts January 29th - February 1 and I leave on the 27th and return on February 4th. Retailer's from all over the world attend to buy the latest products on the market for their stores. I have hummed and hawed over this for months...will I/won't I but finally bit the bullet and signed up and although I am absolutely mega excited I'm terrified
at the same time! It's in the downtown Conference Center and we'll be in the International Pavillion, Stand #4504. I get emails asking if there are any retailer's in the States selling LCI stamps and up until recently there hasn't been. I do get orders on the website from US customers but I think like any crafter you really don't want to have to wait to play.
I say we as the bestest thing is my sisters Shelly, Tracey and BFF are coming to help me!!!! How flabulous is that :-D I haven't seen my sisters in over two years so I'm uber excited. We've added a couple of days at the end so we can have some fun together before Karen and I fly home. There's no point going all that way just to work now is there lol. I'm meeting Karen at London Heathrow and we fly out to LA together where Shell and Trace arrive 30 minutes after we do!
My DT have been overly megamazing making samples for my booth. They have really worked hard over the last few months cutting/scoring/colouring/glitterfying and I'm sure wondering why the heck they agreed when I asked for help lol. We're all so busy with our own lives, I know finding the time to craft for yourself let alone a crazy Head Ladycow is hard! I've seen a few of the samples and as usual are flabulous and I know they'll go a long way in securing some orders. Thank you girls...you are THE best :-D
Now if there is anyone outside of the UK reading this and know someone from their local craft store will be attending CHA and would love to see Nikki, Magnum & Lily or any of the other LCI stamps in their store let them know I'll be there (blush...sorry for the shameful plug lol)
As you know there is a blog hop this coming week with a new release which I hope you'll love as much as I do. I've also got a new range of stamps coming in February so keep your eyes peeled for that.
One of my other NY's resolutions was to get fit. I started going to Zumba way back in June and absolutely loved it but just after I started I went away for a week and just never had the time to go back to it. Over Christmas I baked...mostly for other people...and ate a lot of it! I'm feeling pretty sluggish and don't even talk to me about muffin tops ...and I don't mean the blueberry kind! I was in Tesco the other day and I guess like a lot of stores at the moment they're pushing the fitness dvd's and latest and greatest equipment on the market. I've had a thing about kettlebells for months now and as I was passing one of the end shelving units saw a display of Kettlenetics. I stopped in my tracks and picked one up and a quick read...all I needed to read was Slim & Tone and it was in my basket lol. It was on special offer from £29.99 to £19.99 and I thought I would research it on the interet when I got home and if it didn't get good reviews I'd take it back. Lucky (or unlucky lol) for me it got rave reviews so I did my first session yesterday morning. For those that done know what a kettlebell is it's a weight with a handle that you swing around and helps tone you. The kb that came with the dvd is 4 lbs and you're probably thinking that it would be easy peasy and to a certain extent it is...at the time... but can I tell you this morning that I'm aching all over!!! The instructor is a professional dancer as well so the moves are a little dance orientated which makes it a lot more fun than just swinging it around. Because of the way she's devised the program it's supposed to slim and tone you quicker than if you did dance/weights/running seperately. Time will tell and I'll let you know how I get on.
Well that's my news...I hope you're not disappointed lol. I might not be around as much in the coming weeks but I will try and get some crafting done to show you. I do however have a flabulous card from Jeanie to show you. She emailed it to me the other day and said she was posting it to her blog today and that she was going to mail it asap. I was so excited and replied saying how much I loved it and that it will look great on the stand at CHA (Jeanie has sent me ALL her cards she's made since August!) and blah blah blah. Poor Jeanie had to tell me that it wasn't for me and that it was for her aunt and that when she said she was going to mail it she meant to her aunt and not me rofl!!!
Have a great weekend...thanks for stopping by :-D
Catch ya later xx