Thursday, December 31, 2009

Before we say Goodbye...

Well it's New Years Eve!!
Wow to think that this time last week it was Christmas Eve and people were bustling here and there. Now most people are on Holiday at their favourite beach spot enjoying our super Summer! How quickly it all comes to an end!
So before we say Goodbye I really wanted to show you some of my Favourite Christmas cards we received this year! It's such a buzz to receive soooo many hand-made cards, I really love to see all the ideas that my wonderful friends come up with! (in another post soon I'll show you my fav Baby cards that have been given to us!!)
So before I pack up my tree and take down all my beautiful decorations later today, I wanted to soak in the Christmas spirit just once more....
My Top FAVOURITE is, Ohhh there are all too wonderful in their own unique ways,
I can't pick a top fav!! What is your favourite??

Made by Heather Cudmore.
Love that bow and the sparkly snow flake!

Made by Karen Pratt.
I love the simplicity of this, just the two colours
and the twine on the top is really, REALLY cool!

Made by Carli Green.
Ohh how I love the design of this, the colours, the twine, the staples, the idea!!!

Made by Sarai Mcdougall.
How gorgeous are those baubles, I love the idea of this, again the colours are great!

Made by Teresa Mcleod.
I love the roughness that Teresa adds to her cards, she LOVES this technique!

Made by Amanda Aitken.
How simple is this but ohh so lovely!
Love the star in the middle and Amanda's gorgeous writing so works on the front!

So that's all. I hope that you have enjoyed looking over some of the amazing cards we received! Thank you to each one of you wonderful people that made a card, they're such a joy to get!!

Well have a super duper New Year everyone.
I pray that this coming year is one full of sunshine in your life,
much growth & strength through those times that we struggle in,
blessings in abundance not only for you but for those around you
and ultimately,
revelation of how much your
Heavenly Father REALLY LOVES YOU
and your purpose here on the earth!

I look forward to catching up with you again next year and continuing this wonderful adventure of blogging and the Wide World Web....
Lots of love and Hugs and smiles
Sharnee :0)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Our Christmas Time

("Our Tree" photo taken by Sophia Mae, age 3 3/4!! )

I have been sooo blessed this Christmas time....
Not only have I had the absolute delight in having my super husband home since Thursday (of course he's going back to work tomorrow) but I've been able to really enjoy the WHOLE Christmas period!! Why??
Well we've been with family & with dear friends & played with the kids when they've asked & cuddled Esther & enjoyed time together doing nothing & relaxed in the sun & eaten some of the most amazing delicious food EVER!! This just to name a few!! :0)
My Christmas day was sooo wonderful and relaxing. In saying that it was about to start at 5.30AM when the kids came in soo excitedly that it was the DAY!! You can imagine Allan's and my response...
"Go back to bed for an hour, then we'll start!!!"
My super mum prepared and cooked a traditional turkey lunch with all the trimmings including her most scrummy Stuffing balls!! Ummmm I LOVE those stuffing balls!! Then we just hung out as a family for the day and left after having some more yummy left overs for tea, putting the kids into bed and then watched the movie ELF that was on T.V.
Boxing day we spent with the Cudomres!! Oh what another super day, just hanging out again, relaxing and eating some of the most amazing left overs (again) including my personal fav Justin's Triffle and his Moose Ripple biscuit sandwiches (well I'm not sure what they're called but boy are they delish!!)
I received some very wonderful presents. Especially from my husband!! I got a gorgeous bag from one of my favourite shops Cocoon, a voucher for a 1hr facial and some yummy chocolates!!

How was your Christmas?? I hope that you were touched by the real meaning of Christmas and enjoyed time with your family and friends!!
Before I go you must pop over to Sophie Hill's blog "That Vintage", it's super awesome and a great read!! She is such a beautiful lady and one of my specail friends!! I love her jewellery too, so make sure you check them out at her Etsy shop!!
Till another day (hopefully sooner rather than later)
Smiles and Hugs
Sharnee :0)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hello lovely ones!
I just wanted to pop in and say a huge and very heartfelt...

I hope that yours is a special one filled with all the people you love, laughter to make your belly shake and peace to last through out the next year! I pray that the real meaning of the season touches your heart and that 2010 will be a super duper year for you!!

Thank you for your support this year with my blog and your comments, it's been so wonderful!!!

Love and hugs to you all,
Love Sharnee, Allan, Hannah, Ezekiel, Sophia and baby Esther

Thursday, December 10, 2009

First cuddles!

Our beautiful little bundle of JOY is one week old today!! So I thought what a great time to share with you some pictures of Esther with her big brother and sisters!!How precious are these kids of ours!!?? Love them all so much!
What a blessing and treasure they are!

Sophia's first cuddle

Hannah's first cuddle

Ezekiel's first cuddle

And I couldn't not put this picture in too! After one of her many super feeds have left Esther completely satisfied!

Hope you are all well! Only 15 more sleeps till Christmas, how exciting!!!
Smiles and Hugs
Sharnee :0)

First cuddles!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Our precious new Addition

The wonder of birth is such a miracle.
One day you have a beautiful pregnant belly
and the next
a precious and amazing Gift from God

For Allan and I, we have now welcomed, with great delight, the very safe arrival of a new little
Esther Lily Torrents
Born @12.45pm on Thursday the 3rd December
8lb 6oz 51 cm long
Gorgeous dark hair and completely amazing in every way!

For all you special people who visit my blog I wanted to show you one of her very first photo's. It was taken on Thursday, only 5 short hours after little Esther entered our world, by my extremely talented sister Sarah of Momento Photography (click HERE to see her site!)

Allan, Hannah, Ezekiel, Sophia, Esther and Myself are now enjoying being at home all together.
Thank you to each one of you for your prayers, thoughts, meals and well wishes, they all mean so much! I look forward to showing more of our family with you again soon!
With much delight, huge hugs and never ending smiles
Love Sharnee :0)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's the Summer MINI

Hello all you wonderful people!!
The first of December, the beginning of SUMMER, the countdown for Christmas, the advent calenders have had their first pocket emptied, the sun has shone and the new Summer Mini starts for Stampin. Up!!
Last night I did have the time to make some cards using my brand new sets and now I'm here to show YOU all! Of course if you would like to see the mini you just need to click HERE or if you're just really wanting your own copy then please contact me and I'll be happy to send one out to you.

This first card is using my absolute fav set out of the whole mini...
"BUTTERFLY PRINTS", it has a matching butterfly punch too which is super awesome! I've used them both here and some new ribbon. Real red polka dot ribbon with vanilla, ohhhh soooo yummy!For this card I've used the brand new set "For Everything" another wonderful set just released and look it has a cute little bird! I also want to do a male card with this set using the new grommets, keep watching for that one!

Lastly this card I made at the Training night in Hobart awhile back and it uses the fun new set "Hello Again." It has a matching wheel which is really cute and I love the funky "hello" greeting in it.

So there you go! What do you think?? Of course this is just a small sampling of the wonderful new sets and accessories that SU have released, do check out the catty, it's really fresh and fun!

Hope your Tuesday eve is a relaxing one,
Smiles and Hugs
Sharnee :0)

Fly away
Set: Butterfly prints
Card: Real red, Sahara sand & Very vanilla
Ink: Sahara sand and Basic black
Acc: Real red polka dot ribbon, Butterfly punch and paper piercer

For everything you do
Set: For Everything
Card: Close to Cocoa, Confetti white and Old olive
Ink: Stazon, Old olive, Close to cocoa, Ruby red, Cameo coral, Summer sun & Pumpkin pie
Acc: Blender pens & Old olive marker

Set: Hello again
Card: More Mustard, Old olive and Whisper white
Ink: More mustard, Real red and Old olive
Acc: 1" Circle punch and Polka dot ribbon from Valet Ribbon Originals