Sunday, 12 July 2009 idea

I had no idea, when I advertised for a DT, how many, many lovely, talented people would express an interest. This is going to be the toughest decision I have had to make in a long time.

It is going to take a while for me to get through the applications as I am also currently getting the combined July/August release ready!!!! oh my! I can't wait.

So, I will leave the DT application process open for the moment, - DT members will not be expected to take up positions before the September release at the earliest, more likely October.

I am slowly wading through blogs and galleries, I'm not leaving comments simply because I'm really pressed for time, but I've bookmarked a stack to visit regularly.

I'm very much regretting that I will have to chose only 3 or 4 people from a vast pool (currently approx 150 applications) of talent. I mention this so's you folks will appreciate how tough it is gonna be for me to chose. I so wish I could cram everyone in, but that would be impossible.

I have no formal criteria for choosing folks other than the primary aim of having a DT, which for me, means reaching as many people as possible, in a nice way.

I am going with gut feeling here, It is not for me to judge talent, all I can do is go with the applications that 'just click' and feel right at this moment.

I will close applications at the end of this week and I will then take the two weeks of my holidays to mull everything over. After that I will try and respond to everyone who applied. I thank you for your patience.

Store news

Yet again the Celtic Heritage and Irish Blessings sets sold out!! and I am awaiting new stock, most likely due end of this week.

Orders placed after Thursday 16th of July will not ship until 3rd August due to the fact that I will be on holiday.

I am leaving my brother to house sit while we go on holiday but he's not keen to take on the upkeep of my business, couldn't blame him, I wouldn't like to have to take over driving his 40 footer!

I will be getting some scheduled posts ready for my absence - maybe a few sneak peeks!!

really must make a card this


  1. ...and to think just a few months ago, you were wondering if you should start a blog...You are amazing, my dear.

  2. LOL I knew you would be inundated with applications. Who wouldn't want to be on your DT. Have a wonderful vacation, it's all good.

  3. SEQUEL - Claire, I'm so happy that your new release is being so well received (although I'm not surprised because they ROCK!) I don't envy your choice because there are so many talented crafters out there.

  4. Oh Claire, I am so completely pleased for you!!! Your little venture is growing by leaps and bounds. you rock!

  5. I can imagine how overwhelmed you must feel because there is so much talent out there. You just have to go with your gut instinct, like you said. I'm sure you'll make the right decision. In the meantime, I'm so happy for you the way your new business has taken off and flying. You're an inspiration to me.

    Have a great holiday!

  6. I'm so pleased that you got so many applicants but I'm not surprised since you're so talented! Congratulations and enjoy your holiday!

  7. Good luck with choosing the DT. Many stampers love your work, design and blog. You're one of my favorite stampers. I have an award to pass on to you. Come to check my blog whenever you have a minute :) xoxo

  8. Well - how exciting that your 2nd sets sold out!!! I can totally understand why! Have a great holiday Claire - hope you have good weather and a relaxing time!

  9. WOW! 150? That's great Claire, that means that people like your product. Nice work ;)

  10. Good for you Claire! Not surprised at all ... have a great holiday.

  11. Congratulations! for so many responses. Do not feel obligated on our part. (Margaret & daughter Sarah a.k.a alwaysstampin2) I am glad you had so many people and I am sure they are all more qualified than we are. We just thought it would be fun, but we have no experience, so we understand. Good Luck!!


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