The Artfull Stampers Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop 2014!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the annual Artfull Stampers Saleabration Blog Hop for 2014. What a fantastic way to start your crafting year with an exceptional catalogue jam packed with great new ideas, beautiful new products and the best thing - FREE products. The Artfull Stampers group have got together to showcase our beautiful new product offerings in the Saleabration catalogue - these items are unique offerings and will only be available during this promotion. So lets get started - all you need to do is follow the next blog button below as it takes you around the blog hop - grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy!


I am loving all the new products in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue. I am especially loving the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Which of course is free with every $90 purchase). 

A couple of years ago I did a note card box with a set of note cards, So today I have decided to revisit that idea by doing a card box with a set of cards. 

Here is the link to the original tutorial.

When I put mine together I actually cut the inside of the box too long so it ended up being 6 3/4" long finished instead of 6" like the tutorial. I'm glad I accidentally did this though because it allowed me to create a longer card (so they are more like a card then a note card).  

The finished card sizes are 6" x 3 1/2". 

Here is the card box. I used a bit of Crisp Cantaloupe ruffle stretched trim as the closure for my box. 

I also decorated the inside of the box for a bit of interest. 

The first card I did I made to match the box. I love love love this pattern, I love how well it goes with Crisp Cantaloupe. 

The second card I did I made using another one of the freebies from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue. The Banner Blast Stamp Set. I had this idea from when I first seen the stamp set, I just stamped the patterned banners in co-coordinating colours and then stamped the Hi banner in Versamark ink and embossed this in gold.


and the last card I have to share with you is using a DSP pattern which I found very hard to use. I found that if you use this pattern with black card stock only it really brings it out and makes it usable. I also added some sequins from the new Occasions catalogue to give it a bit of bling!. 

As there are no envelope sizes on the punch board which would fit the inside of the card box, I decided to create a custom envelope for each card in coordinating card stock. This took me a bit of thinking so I have done a tutorial for you. 


I hope you have enjoyed all of my creations now hop on over to Annette's Blog where I'm sure she will have some lovely creations for you too. 




If you've gotten lost through the blog hop, here is a list of our participants. 
  1. Melissa Davies 
  2. Anna Goanna 
  3. Karlie Ann  
  4. Sarah Cameron 
  5. Alisa Tilsner
  6. Kathryn Carr  <--------- You are here!
  7. Annette Sullivan 
  8. Tamsin Adams


If you have any questions or you would like to see the new catalogue then email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au.

Until next time. 

Kathryn! x 



Best of 25 Years January Stamp Set

Hi Everyone!

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 11 sets, which will release—one set per month—until April 2014. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $25.95.
  • All of the Best of sets will be available until April 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets
The best of stamp set for January is Brides and Babies.  

Click on the below flyer to see the best of brides and babies images. 


To order this stamp set go to my online store or email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au.

Other Best Of stamp sets available: 

Diary for 2014!

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!! 

Well 2014 is finally here and it's time for a new diary with new beginnings. Santa was very kind and bought me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and I must say I am in love with it!

I love the freedom of being able to type what I want to cut and the Silhouette does all the work for me then all I have to do is adhere it down! No more changing and cutting alphabet dies one at a time with the Bigshot! 

Don't worry I will still be using my beloved Bigshot. The Silhouette just makes cutting fussing things so much more easier (Especially titles!)

Here is my Diary for 2014: 



 I love it! I think it's the best I've done. 

I used a wood grain diary from Target as my base. 

The swirl down the bottom is one of the free images you get with the Silhouette Studio software. I downloaded a free font from 1001 Free Fonts called All Things Pink, I will be using heaps more of these as they are much more fun for titles then the boring ones which come standard with Microsoft Word! I also added a little bling with some Dazzling Diamonds and Rhinestones and as a final touch I used Jo Sonja's Matte Water Based Varnish to seal my diary, I used 3 coats. It's probably not the right stuff, but that's what I had in my cupboard, I purchased this from my local Spotlight store. 

All of the supplies I used are listed below. Don't forget you can shop online 24x7, or you can email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au. 

Bitty Butterfly Punch
$27.95
129406
Dazzling Diamonds
$7.95
102023

Basic Rhinestones
$8.95
119246
Early Espresso Classic
 Stampin' Pad

$9.95
126974

Elegant Butterfly Punch
$27.95
127526

Elegant Eggplant A4
Cardstock

$11.95
108614

Smoky Slate A4
Cardstock

$11.95
131291


Soho Subway
Designer Series Paper

$18.95
130140


Tombow Multi-Purpose
Adhesive

$6.95
110755


Kathryn x








Best of 25 Years December Stamp Set

Hi Everyone!

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 11 sets, which will release—one set per month—until April 2014. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $25.95.
  • All of the Best of sets will be available until April 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets
The best of stamp set for December is Love. 

Click on the below flyer to see the best of love images. 

To order this stamp set go to my online store or email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au.

Other Best Of stamp sets available: 
Kathryn x

A Whole lot of Love!

Hi Everyone!

I am back today with a promotion, and it's all about love!

We love Valentine's Day! And why wouldn't we? It's a chance for us to say "I love you." And it doesn't just have to be about romantic love. This holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. We're here to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love products.

 Item Description Price
 131850 Love You More Stamp Set (Wood) $37.95
 131853 Love You More Stamp Set (Clear) $29.95
 134611 Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Wood) $27.95
 134614 Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Clear) $21.95
 134617 Flowerfull Heart Stamp (Wood) $16.95
 Item Description Price Includes
 134610 Sweetheart Treat Bags $8.95 12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of  Pool Party Baker's Twine
 132162 Monster Hugs Boy $9.95 18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 132163 Monster Hugs Girl $9.95 18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 134609 Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes $9.95 12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four Crisp Cantaloupe)

These products will be available from 1 December 2013 - 27 January 2014. 

These products are exclusive and will not be available after the promotion. 

Click on the below images to see what exclusive products are available!



To order any of these products you can go to my online store or you can email me at 
km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au. 

Kathryn x

New! Envelope Punch Board

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with a new product from Stampin' Up! - Envelope Punch Board.


Available now for only $31.95
  • Make up to 66 different sized envelopes
  • It's super easy to use
  • It's small and lightweight
  • It has a clever scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners
  • It will be available in next year's Annual Catalogue
  • Item 133774
Order today on my online store, or email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au

Watch the video below to see how quick and easy it is to use!

Kathryn x




Project Life- Japan- Camera Troubles

Hi Everyone

I'm Back!

Today I'm starting a new series with you - Project Life Japan. I have decided to dive into the Project Life world. 

So what will I be doing?
I am going to be combining Project Life and Stampin' Up!, to hopefully create one awesome simple album about my trip to Japan back in 2008. I thought after 5 years it was about time to document this trip of a lifetime. 

What is Project Life? 
Information below is taken from Project Life website
Project Life® is a solution-based approach to scrapbooking that was created to simplify the process in order to allow you more time to enjoy life! It requires no glue, no scissors, no tools, and no skills of any kind. The design of our products takes the guess work out of layout design so that you can focus on recording your everyday moments through your photos and journaling. The simple design is stylish and makes it possible for you to complete more pages in less time. 

Where can I buy Project Life from? 
I found my Project Life products from my local Spotlight or there are a number of websites online. 

Where can I buy Stampin' Up! from? 
You can Shop online 24x7 by clicking the link above or you can email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au for more information.

The Layout
My first layout is about my Camera Troubles I had while I was in Japan.


This layout was so easy to do, it only took me a couple of hours! I created most of the elements in My Digital Studio. The journalling cards are made from Calypso Coral card stock with cherry blossom image stamped from Morning Meadow in Calypso Coral. All the photos and title are mounted on Sahara Sand card stock. 

My Journalling
"On my first day in Japan, I was taking a photo of a stream in a beautiful park, I was admiring how perfectly placed the pebbles were in the stream. I'm not quite too sure what happened next but my camera somehow ended up in the stream :(. I let the camera dry out overnight, Thankfully it still worked so I could record my memories in Japan, but the rest of the trip my camera was "Point and shoot and hope for the best" and the photos had a grey blur in the centre of them. But that didn't stop me from taking lots of photos!" 






Products used in MDS
Spring to life digital kit - 133026 - $10.95
Bright Blooms - 130876 - $5.50
Basic Pearls and Rhinestones (Comes with full MDS)
Bright Reviews (Comes with full MDS)
Word Play (Comes with full MDS)

Email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au if you have any questions.

Kathryn x




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