Tuesday, March 31, 2009

One more sleep...

Well this is it Ladies and Gentlemen!!! Only one more sleep till the wonderful new Catalogue takes centre stage and wow's us with all it's new and exciting stamp sets, paper and accessories!!!
Oh course one of the benefits of being a Demonstrator is that I've already seen it BUT like you i CANNOT order from it till tomorrow!!!! So roll on 12 hours there's important things ahead!!!
I'll post for you some wonderful samples that I've been busy making with the new Style Watches tomorrow. So with that and the chance to look at the new Catty on-line its sure to be a Wonderful Wednesday!!!!
If looking at the catty on line just doesn't suit then please let me know and you can order one of your very own! Hold it, hug it take it where-ever you go it's up to you :0)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Alisa's Challenge

WOW!! Two colour challenges in ONE day!! How wonderful! It's been the best Saturday :0)
This one is from Alisa's blog
So here it is, I've made this card for a sweet little girl's birthday tomorrow!
What do you think?? I got the scrunched flower idea from the paper caper and loved it so had to try it myself! enjoy
smiles Sharnee :0)

Flower Birthday Card Set: It's your Birthday & Polka Dot (background) Card: Confetti White, Purely Pomergrante,
Regal Rose & Garden Green (textured) Ink: Purely Pomergrante Acc: Scallop circle Punch, 1 3/4 circle punch,
1 1/4 circle punch & Regal Rose ribbon
The wonderful Kristina has come up with another super colour challenge this week! I was feeling quite challenged as it includes a new colour for me, it's one of the new "in colours" that is being released with the new catty... (only 4 more sleeps ladies!!) Tangerine Tango is it's name, and as you can see it's quite bright, much more than Pumpkin Pie but not quite as out there as Only Orange!! Anyway I took my goodies to my Mum's craft afternoon yesterday and came up with this wonderful card! I'm soooooo happy with it!! I do need to say though that i was having a little trouble with the layout, which square piece should i have where?? I had all the bits there but there was just something not quite right!! So.... I asked the lovely Michelle (who was sitting next to me, and is also a demonstrator and great creator of cards) what her thoughts were and with one simple suggestion there it was-the perfect card!!!!
Please leave a comment and tell my your thoughts..... I'm really hoping that one day when i do one of these challenges that my little creation will be picked as Kristina's Top 10!!! Who knows maybe this time :0)

FRIEND CARD: Set: Good Friend (new set) Card Stock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip & Tangerine Tango Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron & Versa Mark Acc: White embossing powder, Double stitched Choc chip ribbon & Choc chip marker

Here is a closer view of the cute little embossed flower!

Friday, March 27, 2009

New sets are coming...

Hello all you lovely people!! So pleased that you could drop by and see what I've been up to!
How are you??
I'm so excited that in only, that's right ONLY 5 more sleeps the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue is available!! Yes that's right not long now :0) I'm so hanging out to be one of the first people to place an order Wednesday 1st April, though in saying that I'll probably be number 1342!! But hey i WILL be ordering on Wednesday no matter what order i end up in!!
So in talking about new things i thought I'd show you a new card I've made using the Fresh Cuts stamp set! This little beauty will be available on the 1st and WOW-It's so gorgeous, i know that I'm going to have loads of fun with this one. I absolutely LOVE it!!
You know when you sit back and look at what you've just made and think...
"DID I ACTUALLY MAKE THAT???" in this case, YES I DID!!
Hope you like it too, come back again soon for more new ideas as i have my very special "SNEAK PEAK" on Monday night so I'm designing some more cards for that. Smiles and hugs to you :0)

Set: Fresh Cuts
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Sahara Sand, Real Red and Basic Black
Acc: Pretties Kit, assorted ribbon.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Our Fisrt Camping Trip

We had our first camping trip the other weekend (it was a long one) as a family and WOW!! It was wonderful! We had so much fun, the kids had a ball and Allan got in LOTS of skiing!! I wanted to share some pic's with you. As you can see the tent was very VERY close to the lake (Blue Lake) and the scenery was simply stunning! We look forward to going back again soon.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lolly Bags

Last week it was Amanda's birthday and we were all invited for a coffee and cake night out! It was a wonderful evening of chatting and eating and chatting and drinking! So much fun!! At present opening time we all watched as she opened each gift with the utter-most of care, and then all oooed and ahhed at the contents! It was wonderful. Now as you all know, when you throw a children's party there are always the lolly bags to consider. What appropriate gift do you put inside, will there be a balloon or just some sugar free lollies this time, perhaps some stickers!! The ideas are endless!
Well when one lovely lady had to leave early, Amanda rose to her feet to present her with a "lolly bag" Oh what JOY!! We all wanted to leave then and there just to get our little goodies too!! It was such a beautiful gesture and one we all loved! After all aren't we all BIG KIDS at heart xx

Lolly Bag from Makeesha Bly (you can check out her beautiful sample in the Make it Monday section on her blog under " Goddie Gift Bag's")
Stamps: Occasional Greetings and Live your Dream
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Soft sky and Cameo Coral

Card: Wild Wasabi, Afternoon Tea Designer paper and
White backing from Designer paper packs
Acc: Wide Chocolate Ribbon, Scallop edge punch

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Invitation Ideas

It's a beautiful Sunday morning, the sun is shinning after it raining on and off since yesterday arvo and well, I've just had a sleep in (only till 8.15am mind you) but still a sleep in!! The kids are happily playing in their rooms and i have time to blog!!
What a great way to spend a Sunday morning.
I wanted to show all you lovely ladies the cute little invites that i made for Sophia's 3rd Birthday. She had a ballet theme and so i went with the gorgeous pink and blue colours with glitter!! All girly cards MUST have glitter don't you think?? So on it i used the new chunky glitter from the Summer Mini (which will be finishing at the end of the month.)
I must say the flowers in the cornor where inspired by my very talented up-line Amanda who's birthday invitations were absolutely stunning!! I LOVED THEM!!

It's so easy to make your own invites, especially when you have the "Please Come" stamp set (which by the way is NOT retiring...YAY!!) I've used this set for wedding invites, Christmas Parties, baby showers, it's great!!! I'll hunt out some of my other ideas for you all soon, but in the mean time here is Soph's invite and Amanda's gorgeous one too!! ( she was more than happy for me to post it, over the moon might be closer to the feeling!! Hello Amanda-thanks!!)

Sophia's Invite
Stamps: Please come and Priceless
Card: Bordering Blue, Pretty in Pink and Blush blossom
Ink: Pretty in Pink & Bordering Blue
Acc: Chunky Glitter, Scallop Edge punch, Boho punch and sowing machine

Amanda's Invite (i think this is all she used?!?)
Stamps: Please Come and Taking care of Business
Card: Groovy Gauva textured, Very Vanilla, River rock and
Ginger blossom Designer series paper
Ink: Stazon, Ruby red and Cameo Coral
Acc: Markers, Scallop Edge punch, Star punch, Slit punch, Boho flower punch, neutrals button's, twine, River rock ribbon and sowing machine

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Favourite Bird set

Wow it seems like ages since I've touched base here...sorry! How are you?? Hopefully enjoying a wonderful week, it's still gorgeous weather and well it's only 20 more sleeps till the new cat is out so that should definitely put a smile on your face!! :0)
Of course with April fast approaching we still have all those wonderful retired sets to get and i wanted to show you a card i made using some of them. It's my favourite bird set - In touch with Nature and my fav background - Paisley!! Oh how i will miss that!! LOVE IT!!
From the words of a wonderful lady Sarah Klass... (who's blog i regularly visit)
" All I can say is that there had better be some jolly impressive backgrounds in the new catalogue!"
Amen to that Sarah, i completely agree, as Linen is also going and that is my other fav too! So i hope that you've checked out your wish list and made SURE that your favourites aren't going before it's too late!!
Have a smiley and sunny day, Sharnee :0)

Stamps: In touch with Nature, Paisley and It's your birthday (all retiring) Ink: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Not quite Navy Card stock: Sahara Sand and Whisper White Acc: Old Olive wide ribbon, pretties kit flower & markers

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Don't you just LOOOOVVVEEE Opp-shopping!!?? Well i sure do!! One of the wonderful things that my mum taught me and something i enjoy greatly but don't do it any where near enough. So today we went to our local store (looking for things to dress up in for Sophia's 3rd birthday Ballet party) and what did we find instead, a great woolen blanket to take with us camping this weekend (it's our first camping trip as a family!) a sailor hat and a Captain Feather Sword costume!! FUN!! Well as you can see all the kids wanted to try it on and have pic's taken so i thought I'd show you guys too!!
(hello especially to Auntie Sarah who loves seeing photo's of her niece's and nephew!)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Saying Goodbye...

I played with my brayer last night ready for Paper Dolls stamp club Thursday. Each month i teach different techniques to "my" wonderful group of ladies, and this month i decided to show them how to use a brayer. I must admit I've had it at least 5 months and my son is the only one who has used it!! This being because the day i got it we needed to make a card and he wanted to use it for his card! I said yes then put it away never to be used again... UNTIL NOW!!!
I wanted to use the "in" colours before we say goodbye to them and also played with some retiring stamp sets.
Stamps: Oh so lovely (retiring hostess set) and Life Definitions
Ink: Purely Pomergrante and Basic black
Card stock: Confetti white

Acc: Brayer, White embossing powder, soft sky ribbon

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I was really hoping to avoid the office today, it feels like I've been in there ALL week, but it hit me as soon as my little blurry eye's opened that i needed to dash to the office and look at the retired list!!! YAY!! Do you know what that means......

BUT aside from that you now have a very good reason to sit with your favourite beverage and flick the the pages of your beloved catalogue (with wish list VERY close by) and see what goodies that you want before they're gone FOREVER!!! check it out at Stampin' Up's Home page...

Guess WHAT ELSE!!!???? Stampin' Up! are offering a discount on some products, so you get a wonderful 25% off some sets!! ( there's designer paper included in that list) YAY baby, how cool is that!!! There are even some products at 50% off!!! Are you running now to see what's on your list.....

You do need to act quickly because items on the retired list are only while STOCKS LAST so it's first in best dressed!!!!

Contact me now it put in your order, or book a workshop as it's going to be a super March before the Brilliant April comes around along with it's long awaited new cat!!! YAY!! :0)