Sunday, May 24, 2009

Relaxing Sunday

I love my Sunday mornings, it usually involves hanging out with the Kids while my wonderful Husband sleeps in a little, then the kiddies watch a little Dora (weekend's only) and i retreat to my office to create!! I was so surprised to see that Kristina had another colour inspiration #53 ready for the making!!
SO i got straight to it, WOW this was hard!! I instantly thought of my very loved Rubix cube (of which i can only do one side completely, but that's ok!!) So it had to be squares, i played with the layout for ages (thankfully the kids were happy to watch 2 Dora episodes) and finally came up with this!! I'm really happy with it, and i love my little picture set-up too!!!

Sets: Big Bold Birthday, Big deal Alphabet and Love Owl-ways (retired)
Ink: Basic black, Real Red and Summer Sun
Card stock: Pacific Point, Real red, Summer Sun & Basic black textured and Whisper white
Acc: 1 1/4" square punch, basic black marker

Friday, May 22, 2009

An exciting day!

I've had such a great day! I love Friday's, they're so relaxed for me which I love, especially after a huge week!! But to make it extra wonderfully awesome I had a beautiful lady decide to join my team and SIGN UP!!! YAY!! How exciting is that!!?? I'm telling you this is one of the best promo's I've EVER seen!!
I gave Kim (Hi Kim) a little card (pictured left) and when I made it (especially for her as she loves blue) I decided that I wanted to make 2 more cause they're so cute!!
I used the gorgeous Urban garden paper(which is currently one of the packs in the other amazing special this month buy 3 packs of Designer Series paper and get 1 FREE!!) and stamped on it "delight" as that's what Kim is!
Well have a super weekend, I know mine will be as I'm celebrating my birthday (Mon) so there's lots of parties and get-together's over the coming days!! Can't wait!! :0)
Catch you later, love Me xx

Set: Life Definitions
Ink: Basic grey
Acc: Ice circle rhinestone brads, love notes and DS paper

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

YAY- I haveTime for a Challenge!

My beautiful children have been watching their afternoon TV and i popped into the office to have a break! I looked on Kristina's blog and saw that there was another Colour Inspiration #52!! YAY!! I even had time to whip up a card!! I love, LOVE the colour's of this but it was a little tricky to work with so i found out. I'm really loving the Trendy Trees set (in case you haven't noticed) and so that was the first set i put my hands on!!
Hope your Wednesday is going great, mine sure is!!!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Set: Trendy Trees
Card stock: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, More Mustard, Baja Breeze & Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, More Mustard andBaja Breeze
Acc: Earth Elements buttons, clear buttons, hemp twine and bone folder

Monday, May 18, 2009

Popping Pastel fun

At my stamp club - Paper Dolls on Thursday night i showed my lovely group of ladies the technique of poppin' pastels. I designed two cards, one shown here is inspired by the beautifully stunning Autumn trees in Canberra (where i recently visited for Convention) and also the layout from one of the cute cards we made at Convention.

What do you think?? I LOVE the colours, and might i say i LOVE this set!!! Trendy trees is so SO versatile and fun!!!
Set: Trendy Trees Ink: Chocolate chip, pastels in ruby red, old olive,
pumpkin pie and summer sun

Card stock: Chocolate chip, Old Olive and Ruby red

Acc: sponge daupers, earth elements brads, stamp-a-ma-jig & bone folder

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In case you haven't heard there is an amazing special on at the moment, for this month only.... that's only 12 more days left that you can join the Stampin. Up! Family for only $150!!!! WOW!! This is such a great promo and the cool thing is that if you have a lot of stamping goodies already the kit is actually for scrap booking supplies (with the needed cat's and forms and the like!)

Have you ever thought....
* I'd love to meet more people? OR
* I wish i could share my creativity with others? OR
* It would be nice if i made some money to help towards our finances?

The list goes on and on!! For me joining Stampi. Up! has been one of the BEST decisions of my LIFE!! That's a pretty bold statement but IT"S TRUE!! I have Friends!!! not that i didn't before but in the last 2 years the amazing and wonderful people that have been brought across my path thru stamping have been so super!! I love them all and their beautiful families and my Husband now has more friends too! That's just one of the cool things that I've found since joining!!!

So please, if you've thought about it don't put it off, you have the most amazing journey ahead of you whatever you chose to do with your goodies... make a business or have fun sharing with your girlfriends and get a discount on your very cool hobby!!!!

If you'd LOVE to know more or have questions then please contact me!!!
Hope your Monday is super
smiles Sharnee :0)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


WOW!! it's been ages!! I'm so sorry for my slackness in not getting back to you all earlier! Don't you worry though, go make yourself a cuppa, sit down and relax whilst reading ALL ABOUT MY HOLIDAY!!! (incase you haven't realised that means you'll be here a while!! I've got LOADS to tell you!!) I have actually been back since last Wednesday night but i must honestly say I've been in hiding a little wanting the holiday experience last just that little bit longer!! I'm sure those of you who have been on holiday for more than 3 weeks can relate to just how hard it is to get back into the swing of things!!

So how was it you ask?? AMAZING!! the time i spent with my family in some of the most wonderful places in Australia has created memories that will last a lifetime.

A pic of us flying over, the kids were SOOOOOO well behaved, it was AWESOME!!

Some of the highlights would be in Busselton (WA)
* hanging out with my Brother, his beautiful wife and their new little poppet Aaliyah

Here is baby Aaliyah (Sophia always referred to her as "baby Aaliyah" Her most popular question would be "Auntie Clare where is baby Aaliyah??!" so funny :0)

* 4B'inn that said in a cool Aussie way really means going 4WDriving! Sam took us to an amazing little creek that was in my brother's time only about 10 minutes away once on the track which actually turned out to be a good 40minutes in!! (that's my brother's time for you!!hehe)

This is the gorgeous spot we went to. It was such a tranquil place, we loved it :0)

* Spending time on the beaches....ahhhhh SUMMER!! Don't we all love SUMMER!!! i was in shorts or cool dresses most of the time we were there and chilling on the beach, building sandcastles, splashing in the ocean or just watching my kiddies play was very special! Sophia especially loved the ocean and having a great swim every time we hit the beach! There were no waves, NONE!! It's this beautiful sheltered bay where they don't get any waves! At first this was a little strange to not hear the crashes of the waves but it was really nice.

Splashing around and making Sandcastles. After each sandcastle was done we would collect shells and decorate it all over! Hannah and I especially loved this part.

* my morning walks! Oh they were so refreshing and wonderful (you'll probably hear that word a lot in this post!) Is there anything better than walking on the beach, watching the sun rise in the most amazing colours and enjoying seeing two adorable dogs play and seemingly laugh as they run up and down the sand together!! It was definately a best bit!!! Saphire and Ollie were my walking companions, and now that I'm back i really miss them!
* Fishing!! YAY!! I caught the first one!! Sam took us on the beach, (a bit more 4WD to get there) and we fished off the beach, the kids had a great time too.

Sam's getting us set up, note the 2 adorable dogs, the one you can see is Saph and the tail there next to Sam is Ollie. My fish!! Yes you're probably straining to see it, i never said it was a big one i just said that i caught the 1st one!! Sam's 4B, his Patrol, his pride and Joy! It was a cool car and driving on the beach was super fun!

Even all the kids drove too, Soph's 1st driving lesson at 3!!! Never in Tassie!!(mum wouldn't allow it, only with Uncle Sam!!)

* Day trips we went on, Donnybrooke, Margaret River, Bunbury, Yallingup, and Dunsborough. We had many an hour in the Patrol, which thanks to Sam's in-car DVD player we were all HAPPY!

Allan and I at the Bunbury lookout. Clare and Sophia with an Emu who thought it was a puppy, very strange, this was at a bird park we all went to.

* Crabbing! This was great! We had to be on the beach at dusk and with Sam wadding in the coolish water (not for us we're Tasmanian's!! he he) he shown his touch back and forth in the shallows looking for crabs. He found 3 in the end, 2 were good for eating but we put them back. the colours on them were amazing (another word you'll hear a lot in this post!) He even found a male one and a female one!!
*my evening out with my gorgeous sister Clare! We went to the movies and then out for coffee. We chatted and laughed and shared, it was truly wonderful, i loved it!!
* Our last day in Busselton! We spent the whole day at the HUGE jetty (the tourist spot in this area) We went to Goose a funky little cafe right at the Pier/jetty, I made 2 sandcastles, 1 being a seahorse and the other a ski boat with the most trendy looking surfer, it was cool!! We picnicked, played, paddled again, enjoyed the 27 was a wonderful way to spend our last day.

Waiting outside for our order, look at that amazing ocean!! And the sun, ahhhh love that sun :0)

Next we were off to CONVENTION!!!!!! YAY!! I love Stampin Up!! It's the coolest job and i get to do the most awesome things!! This year it was in Canberra which meant that my lovely Down line Carli was going too! It also meant that after wards we would be staying at her house for a while in Nowra which is a 2 ish hour drive from Canberra and the same to Sydney (kinda in the middle!)
Convention was great, wonderful, packed with LOTS of beautiful people and fabulous ideas!! I sadly had a cold so i must admit that at times i just wanted to be in bed BUT HEY you can sleep and get better ANYTIME but Convention is only once a year so i moved on! he he
Highlights of "Celebrate" the name of Convention this year were for me...
* Hanging out with Carli and her adorable little son Callum. I've missed them so much since they've left Tassie.

Carli and I outside the grandly decorated dinning room, awaiting our delicious dinner!! How gorgeous Beautiful Carli is! Love ya matie xx

* All the talented people that you meet and admire and watch at some of the demonstrations just sitting there "Ooooing and Ahhhhing" there really is some AMAZING people out there!!!!! Here is one of the lovely ladies that flew in from America to join us Jill Kocherhans. She was so much fun and a great presenter. She particularly liked the way we say "lovely" so much. She said that in America if they said that it would sound patronizing, they seem to use "darling" a lot.

* Seeing Shellie! Honestly she is the most lovely Lady! So down to earth and REAL!! Even in her demonstrations she's funny and slips up (don't we all but Shellie?? Yes she's human too!!) I really love how she presents herself and the company. Always reminding us that we're here as Stampin' Up! Demo's to create and show others and build those wonderful relationships!!

Here we are the 3 of us! Me, Shellie and Carli :0)

* Meeting Sarah Klass!!! Yes I went up to her after a presentation that she did and introduced myself! I was soooo nervous! She was gorgeous just like i thought and i had a hug and some pic's taken! One of which is still on Carli's camera but the other one you can see if you go to her blog HERE
I can't really believe that i, Sharnee Torrents have made an appearance on Sarah Klass's blog!!! The excitement is hard to contain!!! I'm so thrilled to say that we keep in contact and will continue to do so!! YAY!! :0)

*Award night!! I walked across the stage and received an award for sales!! YAY!! Of course all this because of you guys, my amazing customers! The support and love and friendship that you share with me is such a blessing! Thankyou so very much!! It has taken alot of hard work at times but i'm proud of my efforts and to have an award and a hug from Shellie was super duper!! She even said how much she LOVED the colour of my dress and my hair!! How cool is that :0)

Beautiful ladies: Carli, Bron (also from Tassie) and Me.

Well i actually think that's it!! How are you doing, still with me???
I've loved writing this and telling you all about my exciting holiday, i hope you've found it fun and enjoyable to read also!
I'll be back soon with all the Stampin Up specials, if you don't know already then PLEASE see the customer homepage to check it out! The most exciting being that you too can sign up for only $150!!!!! Can you believe it!! I'll let you know more soon, please contact me though if you want to know NOW!!
Thanks for popping in,
Smiles Sharnee :0)