Saturday, 22 September 2012

Catalogue Product Shares

Do you love all of the embellishments and ribbons, but don’t want to buy whole rolls or packs? Me too, so I thought I would offer what we call product shares for the first time this year.  You can join one, some, or all of the shares listed below, and you may order double shares if you wish.

I would love to show you pictures, but Blogger is not great for showing a bunch of thumbnails together.

Annual Catalogue Shares:


You will receive a 6x6 piece of each of the 6 sheets in each pack. So this is a total of 84 6x6 pieces from 14 packs: Natural Composition (specialty), First Edition (specialty), Comfort Café, World Spectacular, Floral District, Storytime, Polka Dot Parade, International Bazaar, Be of Good Cheer, Birds of a Feather, Patio Party, Fan Fair, Summer Smooches, Twitterpated.

 10 In Colour Dahlias (2 of each colour), 6 Vintage faceted Buttons (2 ea of 3 designs), 6 Naturals Buttons (2 ea of 3 designs)


1/8 roll (approx. 1.15m of each colour) 8 colours – Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Rose Red, Very Vanilla.


1/8 roll (approx. 1.15m of each colour) 10 colours – Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Tangerine Tango.

1/8” TAFFETA RIBBON SHARE (p172):  $13

1/8 roll (approx. 1.15m of each colour) 10 colours – Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla.


1/8 roll (approx. 1.15m of each colour) 5 colours - Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple.


1/8 roll (approx. 1.15m of each colour) 5 colours – Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder.

BAKERS TWINE SHARE (p 172):  $11

1/8 roll (approx. 2.8m of each colour) 8 colours – Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder.

1/8 roll (approx. 1.15m of each colour) 10 colours - Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi.

Holiday Catalogue Shares

Eight way share of 4 papers.  You will receive a 6x6 piece of each of the 6 sheets in each pack. So this is a total of 24 6x6 pieces:  Candlelight Christmas (specialty), Snow Festival, Howlstooth and Scaringbone, Orchard Harvest

2 Flourish Designer Frames (silver) and 4 silver mini brads, 4 Designer buttons (brushed bronze), 4 Designer Ribbon Slides.

1/8 roll (approx. 1.15m of each, 8 lengths) - Striped Satin (black/grey), Cotton (natural), Sweater Trim (Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White) , Scalloped Tulle (Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso).

Four way share of 3 core'dinations colours - you will receive 3 12x12 sheets of the 3 colours (Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green).  A total of 9 sheets.  You will also receive 12 sheets of the Festival of Prints Stack (1 of each design) 11.4 x 16.5cm

Here’s how it will work:
Closing date to sign up for shares is Friday 19th October
I'll then place the order, sort and package and then post your share out to you or let you know it is ready to pick up (early November).
Postage will be at Australia Post rates and is not included in the share price.
Payment can be made in cash (in person only), Paypal or direct deposit.  Email me with your Share selections, and to sort out payment.

Important notice:  These shares are for AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS ONLY.

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Advance Notice: 12 Weeks of Christmas is coming

I've just finished my card sample for a group I'm in where everyone creates a project and then shares the ideas with the group. The projects include cards, gift ideas and bags/tags/wrapping ideas for Christmas.

Then in October we start sharing the ideas in our "12 weeks of Christmas", where each week you will receive an email containing an idea for a project, listing the supplies needed and instructions on how to make it.

I won't be sharing any of the ideas on the blog, it will only be available to my newsletter subscribers.  If you are not on my mailing list yet, you will miss out.  Last year was the first time I did this and it was a hit.

So what are you waiting for?  Sign up for my newsletter mailing list today so you don't miss any of the great ideas!

Happy stamping,

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Christmas card by Tamara

Another simple and elegant card by Tamara. Here she's used the Holiday Frame embossing folder on the front of the card, and inside used a couple of the framelits dies, one from the Bitty Banners set, and the other from the Apothecary Accents set.

She's used the coordinations cardstock for the card base, and sanded the embossing for a distressed effect, and added some glitter as well.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Artfull Stampers Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

I hope that you've all been enjoying the gorgeousness of the Annual Catalogue. The Holiday Catalogue also went live on the 1st of September, but we thought we'd give you a couple of weeks to get into it before we bombarded you with the beautiful things the Holiday Catty brings!!!
So another Artfull Stampers Hop ~ this time to celebrate the Holiday Catalogue Launch!! You may have hopped here from Karlie’s Blog.  I’m stop # 10 on the Hop and I’m glad you're here sharing in the fun!!

Here's my contribution: 

I have just learned how to make one of these cascading cards, and decided to use some of the paper and elements from the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' kit. I added a few other bits and pieces as well.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Greetings of the Season, Scentsational Season
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Big Shot, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing Mat and Piercing Tool, Holiday Collection Framelits Dies

Now click on the link to Michelle's blog for the next stop on our Hop. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas there to inspire you. And in case you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.

Alisa Tilsner -
Madonna -
Melissa -
Christina Barnes -
Anna -
Alison Barclay -
Nicole Derendorf -
Kay Koufalakis -
Stamping With Karlie -
Tina Hewett -  YOU ARE HERE
Michelle Bartholomaeus -
Kathryn Carr -

Don't forget to leave comment love as you trip along the hop from blog to blog. We like to know what you think about the things we've been doing!!

Happy blog hopping,

Friday, 14 September 2012

Catalogue Launch Party make and take

This is the project that everyone who came to my Catalogue launch party weekend made. It's a little pouch you put a packet of hot chocolate in, and would make a nice gift for someone.

I got the idea from a US demonstrator by the name of Dawn, and adapted the size for our cardstock. I ended up putting real red narrow taffeta ribbon through the holes to tie it together.

I've used the Scentsational Season stamp set and matching Holiday Frames framlits, and one of the Window Frames framelits to make the mat for the cup.

Everyone enjoyed making these, and it was suitable for beginners and experienced stampers to make.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Just Believe by Tamara

Sorry it's been a while since I posted a card, I was totally wiped out after the weekend's launch parties, and it's taken a while to recover.

Anyway, my friends Tamara, Jenny and Heather came over for our monthly get-together, so I have a few cards to show.

This one is a lovely elegant card by Tamara, using the Just Believe stamp set.  I love the little butterflies added to the card to give it dimension, as well as the little jewels.

Don't forget you can place an order anytime through me, just send me an email. Unfortunately we don't have online ordering in Australia yet.

Oh, nearly forgot, my team has another blog hop happening this Saturday, so be sure to come by and join in the fun.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Re-organising my studio, continued

As you can see, I've filled my Expedit book shelves...

There's still more work to be done, it will take a while.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Sneak Peak for Catalogue Launch Party

I've been busy in the studio getting ready for this weekend's new catalogue launch party.

Here's a sneak peak at the make and take.

Make and Take Sneak Peak

I'm looking forward to the weekend, it should be fun!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Christmas Star Ornament by Jenny

Jenny showed me this Christmas star ornament she made last week, which folds up to be posted in the mail. I can see lots of possibilities with this one, using Designer Series Paper, or stamping plain cardstock with different Christmas stamps.

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Re-organising my Studio

I'm fortunate to have a separate Studio for my stamping and scrapbooking. It's located to the side of my house and is about 20' x 16' (I think, from memory). This is where I run my scrapbooking workshops and card making classes.

Over the years I've accumulated a lot of stuff, and it's time to reorganise it so I can get to what I want and make it work more efficiently. A while ago I bought 2 new Expedit shelving units from IKEA, and my husband found time to put one together for me a couple of days ago.

Here is the before area that needs organising - my stamping stuff is piled on a table against the wall, and under the table is stuff I don't use much. I have my paper in 5 expanding files - some are hidden as they are towards the back of the table, and they are hard to get to. The wicker basket contains my retired stuff, it sits on a set of drawers that contain some old stamps and stamp pads. My Big Shot Doctors bag (containing my Big Shot) sits on a couple of boxes that contain dies and embossing folders.

Anyway, here's the next stage (taken at night).
Will everything fit in it? No, but I want to use this for all the things I use regularly, and then get rid of the stuff I don't use.

I have another Expedit unit waiting to be assembled, which will be used for lots of scrapbooking stuff.

When I have made more progress I'll show you some more photos of my Studio...

Monday, 3 September 2012

New Catalogue Launch Party!

For those readers who are local to me in South Australia, I'll be having a New Catalogue Launch Party this weekend to celebrate the new Stampin Up Catalogues.

There are 2 sessions to choose from, so it won't be too crowded:
  • Saturday September 8, 1 - 4 pm
  • Sunday September 9, 1 - 4 pm
 I only have a limited supply of new catalogues on hand, so book early to reserve your copy.

Come along and pick up your new Catalogues and Goody Bag of product samples, enjoy new product demonstrations and displays, and create a Make-and-Take project. While you are here, visit our Craft Garage Sale of discontinued Stampin Up products.

If you're on my mailing list you should have received an email with the details, if you didn't receive the email and you would like to come along, please email me by September 5.

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, 2 September 2012

New Stampin Up Catalogues are Live

The new Stampin Up Catalogues are now live and can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF for viewing on your iPad or other tablet...

Click on the cover of the catalogue to view it online.

Download Annual Catalogue
Download Holiday Catalogue

To order products from either of these catalogues, please email me.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Artfull Stampers New Catalogue Blog Hop

It’s Stampin’ Up’s! New Annual Catalogue Time!!!  To celebrate, some of our Team – The Artfull Stampers – are sharing fabulous projects showcasing a selection of the gorgeous new products available in the 2012-2013 Catalogue!!

You may have hopped here from Tamsin Adams’ Blog.  I’m stop # 14 on the Hop and I’m glad you “hopped” in.

 I've created a card using the bold Betsy's Blossoms stamp set and a couple of the new In Colours.

I also used the matching wheel to create a border at the bottom of the card using Versamark watermark ink - it's been a while since I've used Stampin Around Wheels!

  • Stamp Sets:  Betsy's Blossoms (126004 wood, 126006 clear), Betsy's Blooms wheel, Bring on The Cake (123545 wood, 121958 clear)
  • Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple (127545), Gumball Green (127543), Whisper White (106549)
  • Ink:  Versamark (102283), Raspberry Ripple (126859) , Gumball Green (126861)
  • Accessories:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (129021) and Festive Paper Piercing Pack.

Now click on the link to Alisa Tilsner's blog for the next stop on our Hop. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas there to inspire you. And in case you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.

  1. Alisa Tilsner -
  2. Madonna -
  3. Melissa -
  4. Christina Barnes -
  5. Kathryn Carr-
  6. Anna -
  7. Alison Barclay -
  8. Michelle Bartholomaeus -
  9. Nicole Derendorf -
  10.  Kay Koufalakis -
  11.  Stamping With Karlie -
  12.  Carolyn Bennie -
  13. Tamsin Adams -
  14. Tina Hewett -
Thank you for visiting and if you'd like to leave a comment I'd be very pleased to hear what you think of the new catalogue and products :-)