Thursday, May 6, 2010

What a day.....

Morning folks and how did the filing go I hear you ask...well it didn't quite go according to plan....I did manage to get 2 folders done...all neat and tidy...with an index inside the front cover with product numbers.....told you I was a neat freak didn't I...
that was as far as I got and the rest have been abandoned on the cubbyhole floor until another day......I got ever so slightly distracted when....

the doorbell rang...it's Mr Postie with my new residents and yes that is one of Sir Tim's new Alterations....still waiting for the rest to come into stock....and can't believe I have eventually got my hands on that gorgeous Papermania Bauble stamp that I missed out on last Christmas.....and as if that isn't enough excitement for one day.....

I get an e-mail from the lovely Jacqui at Simply Create....she is on her way with my Hero Arts stamp order and some other goodies.....well can't tell you about that just yet...but watch this space....
by now I am positively hyperventilating with excitement and overcome with rubber stampitis....but I did manage to finish the card I was working on...a little sneaky peek...you won't be seeing this one for quite a while.....it's for a very special lady who has a special biggy birthday coming up soon.

and I am beginning to think I have developed that dreaded disease..(obsessio storage-itis) ....I have been looking for some nice baskets for my newly decorated en-suite to hold all the toiletry things.....and then I spotted just what I wanted in Tesco but they were in a white metal tower...reduced to half price...so I took out the baskets and was all ready to ditch the tower when I had a brainwave....perfect storage for all Sir Timmie's stuff...next job...making little  labels for the Distess Inks and hey I'm left with plenty space just in case I feel the need to have even more of his gorgeous products.


Believe me I needed a cuppa and a lie down after my mega exciting day.....back tomorrow hopefully with some samples made with the brand new download from Funky Hand and maybe another sneaky peek.
And my growing by the day stamp collection pales into insignifigance when you see this....prepare yourselves to be amazed folks....perhaps you had better sit down before you click HERE

Catch up with you all later
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: To answer Tina's question....at first I thought my bauble stamp was fine but when I went to check....yes the rubber has been put on squint and so is the image on the front...just goes to prove that you get what you pay for in the crafty world too....a good quality stamp of this size should retail for about £15-£18.00 so at £6.99  so it looks like we are getting an inferior product but how difficult is it to make sure the image is put on straight.    I know I am always banging on about Hero Arts and yes they are a bit more expensive...but hey I have never had an inferior stamp from them....shame on you Papermania.....won't be buying from you again....and it's surely not a coincidence that we both have faulty stamps.

26 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Oooh Kath, you have been a busy bee! I am really impressed hun as I have the best of intentions but never seem to make any progress. I think I am genetically destined to be messy LOL! Hugs, Squirrel xx

Mummylade said...

lovely TH storage you got there =)

Unfading Spring said...

You have been busy, don't you just love getting crafty deliveries.
some great storage, I bought one of those folders too, but to hold my WW weekly leaflets, arn't they cheap.
Hope you are getting sorted with your toiletries, don't forget Liz Earle great TSV today on QVC.

Have a good day
Big Hugs Carol xxx

Unfading Spring said...

Sorry kath hope you didn't want it but LE on QVC sold out, so glad i got mine in time.

Hugs Carol xx

stampingheaven said...

Fabulous storage ideas Kath, love the wee unit for your Mr Holtzs goodies. Wow what fab stash. sorry for not being over lately work on the house is nearly finished we have decorated some but the livingroom will be the biggest to tackle. Sneaked out some of my craft goodies this morning to have a play :D so bored durinmg the day lol its either that or I will end up bald. Hope you are all well, mwah Ali x

NGCARDS said...

Oh Kath can I come play with your new stash? lol Looks like the crafty cleaning is coming along well! xxx

Katty Bell said...

You have been busy! Is this 'obsessio storage-itis' contagious...I could do with catching it, my supposed crafty haven is just one big mess at the mo!
Congratulations m'dear on your win over at HA... more goodies to add to your collection ;)

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Tracy said...

I made labels for my distress inks on the computer, there a lot easier to find a colour. Love your storage idea. And your new stamps are so gorgeous, I was looking at those Penny Black embroidery and sewing stamps on e-bay the other week but the price ended up expensive, nearly the equivalent to buying new.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lin said...

Too much excitement! Love the storage you came up with, and all your new goodies! And you're a winner today at the Hero Blog as well! Congratulations, Kath, SO deserving!

Chris said...

OMG I need you in my house Kath... organisation has NEVER been my strong point. Leave it where I drop it is more my style...lol

Wish I lived nearer so I could come and have a rut around all your fab goodies... crikey can't believe how many stamps you've got lovely lady!!

Have a great day
hugs
Chris xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

Love your storge ideas and what an exciting day you had - lucky you! I too managed to get hold of the Christmas Bauble stamp that I too missed out on last year, but mine came from a faulty batch (boo hoo)in that the print on the front (as well as the stamp on the back) are both askew. I've managed to heat it in the microwave to warm the glue to be able to position the stamp as straight as I can to the wooden block but it is off putting that the front picture is not straight - but hey at least I've got the stamp so I shouldnt complain........ out of interest was yours OK?

Take care

Tina
X

HazelQ said...

Ohh I love those stamps, they are really cute :) can't wait to see what you create with your new stuff.
Hugs
Hazel

coops said...

wow kath, you are super organized.i love how you store your stamps.i`m ashamed to say mine are in boxes and wow love your new stash, especially all those fab hero arts ones.luv coops.xx

Lynda said...

Whoo Hooo you got the Dog Wood at last! Like the background stamp at the side of it too! What are you going to play with first??

Love Lynda xxx

Anne said...

Timmy Tastic storage Kath -- sew love your new stamps too --- mmmmmmm???? where can I get some I wonder ??? hugs Anne xxxxxxxxxx

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Eveline said...

Hi Kath, I tried to leave a link to a PDF with all the distress ink names on it but it won't post properly. But you can find it through the Tim Holtz website, products, distress inks and pdf.
I printed the names on a sticker sheet and punced them out with a SU window label punch.
http://www.timholtz.com/ink.htm
Eveline.

Debbie said...

You are so organised Kath, Love your new storage shelves and all your new rubba..hope you have fun playing with them all.
Hugs
Debbie x

Blankiefinder said...

Ooh, love all the rubbah, you are a lucky, lucky lady!! Have fun!

Merlie said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! I love your disease though.... I think I have the same thing. Check out my craft room and you might get an idea or two.

Have fun organizing!

Macpurp said...

oh you have been so busy! i am with Nat, can we come and play with the stash?
love teen xx

nnalorac said...

I like thing all nice and tidy Kath but it never lasts, can spend a whole day organizing my stash and in 5mis my table is all topsy turvy again, why do I bother. See you.ve bought the checked wooden stamp, me too. Made it for the Penny Black challenge and then realised I'd used a Hero Arts flower stamp, dash it. Bought some Penny Black stamps at Elgin last week, must rake amongst my mess and find them. Might be a good idea to have a tidy up! nnalorac.xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Thanks for answering my question Kath about the Papermania stamp - its credit to you for keeping on top of everything that you do......

Apparently (so the internet shop where I bought the stamp from) said that the whole batch that he had received were exactly the same and that on the Docrafts forum there was mention of it there too - and that is where somebody mentioned about the mircowave trick. It is bad for a BIG company like Papermania to let a dodgy batch through the system (just because we are all so desperate to get our grubby hands on the thing!!!!!!) Should they have done a product recall? - I don't know and overall I am pleased that I've got tha stamp cos I just love, love, love it!

Tina
X

Sarpreet said...

Hi, Sorry to hear about your Bauble Stamp - mine was perfect! I have never had problems with their wooden stamps or clear stamps. What a shame. Maybe thats why they had been masproduced. return it to glitterpot if that is where you got it from?

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