Saturday, August 29, 2009

Introducing Christie from Stitch'N Love Boutique

Meet Christie from Stitch'N Love Boutique!!! A Mom to 6 precious kids who believes that "handmade trumps factory-made anyday. The price is well worth it." How true.

Christie has been selling online for a little over a year. She first learned how to sew as a teenager and has always been interested in crafts. She started Stitch'N Love at first to make quilts, then moved into handbags, then hairbows, then nap mats, then it exploded into sewing clothes!!! Now she does a little bit of everything and hope to have a full service online boutique!
Christie offers a little bit of everything: children's clothing, parent accessories, hair accessories, children's accessories and more...
Enjoy 15% discount with "ACT2009" in note to seller. Promotion valid until 3rd Sept 09!! Grab your favourites today!!

Visit Christie at Stitch'N Love today!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Introducing Robin and Caeli from Everyday Moments

I really like Robin's store name; Everyday Moments.
It feels.. so captivating.. and has the impression of a photographer who is always around to capture the important everyday moments that we missed out... Really.. In our busy lives, we are almost always rushing from corner to corner and overlook so many beautiful moments..
Please meet Robin, a mom and a photographer. Her very first camera, the trusty Nikon F was a special gift from her dad when she was 13 and she has been taking pictures ever since...
In her own words, "It is truly my passion. I love to find new ways to share my photos and I am currently working on prints, coasters, and jewelry...and many other possibilities.."
Robin offers Photo Jewelry, Photo Cards and Prints currently and she intends to add more in future. Besides that, I woud like to also mention Caeli, Robin's beautiful 8 year-old daughter who designs and hand-make lovely jewelry in her little Caeli's Corner!!

Specially for you, Robin and Caeli is offering Free shipping until 28th August 2009!! Hurry!!

Check out Robin and Caeli's store at Everyday Moments!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Vote for "Ret Hot"

Our ACT contest theme for August is "Red Hot" and we have, for your deliberation, eight hot, Hot, HOT, unique handmade works of art from Artfire studios which belong to our members. At first, I was surprised to see that no one entered an artistic rendition of a hot chilli pepper, but then I remembered how creative we all are, and that might have been just too predictable.

After reviewing the submissions below, please vote for your favorite red hot item. Unfortunately, you must pick just one, but feel free to leave comments about the others you liked in the the comment section below. Thanks for helping us to select this months winner.


Handmade Pink and Red Apple Large Zip Pouch (Applique on Linen)

by djStoreRoom


Ray-Lee Manta Ray Sock Drawer Refresher

by Eddy G


Desert Fortress Abstract Watercolor Blazing Red Rocks of Sedona, AZ

by Spirit Essence Art


Red Sweetheart Coffee Cup Cozy

by SubEarthan Cottage


Look Hot Hot Hot in Cherry Red Jewelry Set

by The Blue Beadle


Red Super Soft Scarf with Angel Hair

by With Our Hands


Chainmaille Necklace Fire and Ice Byzantine

by HaffinaCreations


For Any Old Red Hat "Hottie"

by ByCoco


Introducing Kelsey from Bows For Baby

Here's Kelsey from Bows For Baby!! I absolutely love her Crocheted Booties!!!

In her own words, "I am a 25 year old FT college student, army wife and mom. When I'm not in school I'm at home with my daughter. I got into hair bow making when she was an infant and I took to it instantly! I think there's nothing more adorable than a big bow adorning her head!"

You can find Bug Bows, Crochet Sets, Hand Crochet Beanies, Hand Crocheted Booties, Misc Clips, Simple Clips, Stacked Pinwheel Bows - L, Tuxedo Clips, Large Pinwheel Bows, Mini Korkers, Small Pinwheel Bows, Tutus and more that values between $1-$25!!

Specially for you, Kelsey is offering 15% off everything in her store (excluding custom orders) during these 4days only!! Hurry!!

Visit Kelsey at Bows For Baby! Read more about her thoughts and updates at her blog!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Introducing Tamra and Linda from WithOurHands.

Check out this fabulous collaboration between yet another mother&daughter team!! Here's Tamra and Linda from WithOurHands!!

WithOurHands is a little artfire shop stocked fully with greeting cards, scarves, handbags/ purses, dishcloths, facecloths, cell phone/ iPod holders, bag dispensers, wrist cuffs, finger puppets, swiffer covers, market bags, jewelry, upcycled notebooks, paper crafts and more!!

This little formidable team is really creative and great with their hands. They would always make their own christmas ornaments and donate them to the church for their craft fair every year. Between them, they have 60+ years of experience!!!

For just these 4 days, you can enjoy free shipping on all orders over $25!!

Visit Tamra and Linda at withourhands
and check out their blog at for more updates!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Introducing Arlene from Spirit Essence Art

Next up on the PowerUp list is Arlene from Spirit Essence Art!!

Arlene started working with glass 25 years ago, doing custom stained glass windows for her customers. When she later discover fused glass, she became so passionate about it that she continues working with it until this day. The creative and experimental Arlene first started painting with oils. Now, she does watercolors and has dabbled a little with acrylic paints of late. Arlene even had her own supply and gift shop!! Amazing isnt it?? Who hasnt dreamt of having her very own gift shop?? And, to actually own a Supply & Gift Shop?? Fabulous!!

Arlene work at home in her own studio in western Pennsylvania and have her art pieces listed exclusively on Artfire!! She is also an active Member of Artfire Cafemom Team Guild and also Guild Master of A Passion For Painting Guild. She is an excellent leader and team member who always try to help out whenever she is needed!!

You should definitely check out her store offerings of Watercolor paintings, Oil paintings, Fused Glass Art Pieces and Fused Glass Jewelry!!

Check out Arlene at her
artfire store

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Power UP : DJ Storeroom

Name: Diana

Shop Name: djstoreroom

URL Links: Etsy, Artfire ,Flickr, Blog, Twitter

Product Range: PDF Sewing Tutorials with Sewing Patterns for Zip Pouches and Wristlets, Vintage Buttons, Handmade Bags and Purses, Handmade Vintage Button Bracelets and more...

Experience: I started sewing during my school days and totally stopped once I finished my O'Levels.. And, I couldnt believe that I got first place for fashion and fabrics in the whole school.. It was only when my daughter was born that I started sewing again.. To get back my skills, I went online and registered for a long distance course on Dressmaking and Design. Today, I sew and craft daily with my daughter. Many times, I sew using my own patterns and decided to share my them online through pdf sewing patterns. These include really simple english, lotsa pictures and sewing patterns to print, cut and use immediately! Perfect for the busy sewers like you and me...

Special Promotion: Free Reversible Pin Cushion Sewing Tutorial with Sewing Pattern with each purchase of a Pdf Pattern

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Introducing Jenn from JazzyJemz and MyBraggBag

Today's ACT PowerUp Spotlight is on Jenn from JazzyJemz and My Bragg Bag.

Jenn is an Army wife and mother to a beautiful toddler and two cats. She has been an avid crocheter since she was 7. She daubles in knitting and loves to draw. She has been crafting all her life, thanks to her wonderful teacher- her mother. She won her first art contest at the age of 7 and had her pen and ink drawing of a white tiger published. After graduating college and working several years as a social worker, her drive shifted back to crochet and sewing when her daughter was born. She self taught herself to sew!! She has always had a passion in creating items with her hands.

JazzyJemz has clothing, toys, blankets, bibs, burp cloths and more items for babies and nursing items and diaper bags for the moms. MyBraggBag is where you can find custom-made military purses. She has also plans to expand the line of items in MyBraggBag to include other Military related accessories & clothing.

Just for you, Jenn has kindly offered Free shipping on all orders over $30 until the end of the August!! What are you waiting for?? Get Shopping!! Here are some of my favourites...

Jenn is also our Artfire Cafemom Team Guild Master and an admin for the Artfire Sew What Guild. She also holds membership in several other teams/ guilds on both Artfire and Etsy. Her commitment to promoting Handmade really inspires me and many mommies around. Thanks for the work, Jenn!!

Specially presented by Artfire Cafemom Team Guild.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Introducing Charity from SubEarthanCottage

Here is introducing a very special lady, Charity of SubEarthanCottage, from our Artfire Cafemom Team, one of the specialty guild on Artfire.

Charity is wife to a wonderful man and a SAHM to one beautiful and very active 3 year old son. She learned to sew sometime in elementary school and has always enjoyed creating and making gifts for her family and friends. Charity started researching soap making about nine years ago and it was only a few years later that she attempted making handmade soap of her own. She started seling her handmade soap two years ago after much experimentation on herself, her friends and her family.

Charity has much to offer for you, your friends and your family. Her handmade shop is loaded with Handmade Soap in 4-5 ounces, 5-6+ ounces or Sets, Eco-Friendly and Upcycled products including Coffee Cozies, T-shirt Totes & Shopping Bags, Jewelry and more..

I checked out her store and guess what, she even offer samples!! You get to pick 5 samples of her handmade soap! Isnt that cool? Try first and we can later come back for the fragrances that we love. Did you notice that she even has a discount and sales section? And, specially for you, Charity has decided to throw in a free bar of soap for every $20 that you spend in either her artfire store or her etsy store!!

This looks totally delicious!!!

Charity is a very friendly mom who loves to chat and is always open to questions and comments. Do feel free to contact her for more information on her handmade goodies!! Meanwhile, you can stroll over to her blog to read more about her, or follow her on twitter!!

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