Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Goodmorning sunshine

I was at the local Evandale market this last weekend with Sophia, it was a special "mummy and me" time that we shared and whilst looking around I came across this....

It totally graped my attention, it's soooo happy!!! Don't you think? Well once I saw it I knew it was coming home with us.....
Something about the colours and the fruit and it's retro-ness! he he :0)
One of my blogging friends Charlene goes market buying every week, check out her cool blog HERE! (she also makes that most AMAZING cards!!) My little find reminded me of her, hello LOVELY!
So good morning to you all my blogging friends, hope it's sunny (if only on the inside!)
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stamp a memory challenge #14

I've often looked at this wonderful site STAMP A MEMORY as the wonderful Claire Daly use to be one of the designers. Lately though I've not really had time to scrap and so it's one of those things that continually gets pushed down the list.
I did however make time to join in on this challenge as I really loved the layout and so made it TOP OF THE LIST of things to do last night!!!

I'm soooooo loving the new colours that Stampin' Up! have now, here I've used Pear Pizzaz and Cajun craze...... such cool colours!!

The photo's I've used are ones my sister took approx 6 1/2 years ago of my spunky husband and our adorable son Ezekiel (who in 10 days will be 7!!) Sarah is a fantastic photography and if you haven't already checked out her site then you need to NOW HERE!!!

I'm hoping to do much more scrapping in the coming months, especially when you see super AMAZING pages like the very talented Amanda does from JAI!! WOW talk about SUPER STAR MATERIAL!!!!
See you all again soon,
SMiles Sharnee :0)

Beanie boys
Set: Calander alphabet and numbers

Ink: Cajun craze, crumb cake and basic grey

Card: Basic grey, Cajun craze, Pear pizzaz and Crumb cake
Acc: Silver brads, Greenhouse gala DSP, crimper, chip board letters, scallop edge punch

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #41 - I'm a GUEST DESIGNER!!!

After winning last weeks Inkspiration challenge over at Keesh's fabulous blog I was asked and given the wonderful opportunity to be the GUEST DESIGNER for her next challenge!!
You can imagine my excitement!!! OVER THE MOON is still an understatement as to how happy and thrilled I was!!!
So I'm here today to show you my card for the next great sketch for you to all join in!
I have some super awesome new sets to play with and some of the amazingly fabulous new colours too so I put them to good use.....

The lovely Heather was with me whilst making this card, we had the best night of chatting and laughing and stamping together!! Thanks Heath for hanging out and helping me with the brad!! (I knew I wanted to use the new antique brads but I was struggling with the placement of it around the bird, as you can see it all worked out!)
Do make sure you check out the other lovely ladies who are officially ON THE DESIGN TEAM including one of my personal fav's and beautiful blogging friend Sarah-Jane.
I hope you like my card and thanks soooo much for popping by and saying hello!!!
Have a super Friday Family fun day!!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Just because
Set: Notably Ornate
Ink: Concord crush, Cherry cobler
Card: Crumb cake, Concord crush, Cherry cobler & Confetti white
Acc: Scallop punch, twill tape & antique brads

Monday, September 20, 2010

Goodies wonderufl goodies....

I hear the sound of beeping......
we shout out
"the Posty man's here!!"
then it's a mad dash out the door to greet Glen (our posty man) and see what boxes he has for us today!!But it's a special delivery this one...... cause the contents are ALL FOR ME!!!
Yes I've ticked off some of my wish list and bought myself some of the wonderful new goodies from the super duper new catty!! It was very exciting....

I rip open the box, then squeal with anticipation as the brown paper is pulled away

now look inside...

let's get a better view

YAY new things to play with!!!

Hannah and Soph love to help pop out the stamps and place them on the right blocks ready for me to mount! SO helpful!!!

I hope that when you receive your bag of goodies it also brings a HUGE smile to your face, perhaps a little squeal that it's finally here or even a jump of excitement!!!
Talk again soon
Smiles Sharnee :0)

First true love

I had the absolute pleasure and delight of attending the wedding of Colin and Kim on Saturday! Kim is one of my fabulous team members - the Perfectly Rustics, she has become a wonderful part of my life and to attend her wedding was such a treat!!!

Allan, Esther and myself had the bestest afternoon! It was held a an old homested called Franklin House and then a delicious afternoon tea was at Kim's parents home.
As mentioned in one of my other posts Sarah (my super sister) was the wedding photographer, check out her awesome web site HERE

(check out that gear!!)

I loved Kim's dress (which her very clever mum made) and Colin looked soooo handsome too! He got teary on seeing his bride to be walk down the isle, and in the ceremony we all heard the wonderful moments that brought the two of them together and what they LOVED about each other. It was soooo romantic!!! There were even scottish bows and tartin as Kim's parents were born there. Ohhh it truly was a fabulous day!
Hope your weekend was wonderful also with whatever you got up to,
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

and the winner is..... {and also is....}

Well if you're anything like me, (when I join in on a competition) you've been checking back waiting (patiently I hope!) for me to announce the winner of my GIVEAWAY!!!
SO with out further ado, the winner is.........

VANESSA!!!! Here is what she said-
I love Season of Joy - I keep coming back to that stamp set, just love it! (And will buy it one day!) It looks like it could be very versatile. My favourite stamping technique is heat embossing. I started embossing with my mum's toaster when I was in high school and it's still such a classic technique. I'm a little more creative when using it now though. My favourite thing about spring is fesias. I love fresias! They're not the most beautiful flowers to look at, but you know when you're walking down the street and this beautiful flowery scent just wafts by ... mmmm... delicious! Have I mentioned that I love fresias? :)

Congratulations Ness, thanks sooo much for sharing your thoughts with me/us on Spring! I'll post your goodies to you soon!

I have HUGELY exciting news..... in the latest Inkspirations Sketch Challenge the very lovely and extremely talented Keesh has announced the winner and..........
IT WAS ME!!!! Here's the card just incase you missed it!! he he

WOW! I'm totally over the moon, what an honor to be chosen by (in my opinion) one of the best card makers out there in the blogging world!!! I'm soooo excited!! As a reward I will be a guest designer for the next sketch! WOW!!!! How wonderfully, super duper is that!?!
So be sure to check back and see my creation!

Have a wonderful weekend, I'm off to a wedding today! YAY!!! The wonderful, funny, super, (fabbo down-line) Kim and Colin and getting married today and my sister (Sarah-from MOMENTO click HERE) is taking the photo's!! It's already an amazing day with the sun shinning and a quite breeze! I just need to find something to wear.... (perhaps that spring dress! he he!) Soooo looking forward to it!

Catch up with you all soon,
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Embellish Paper Piecing Colour Challenge

I think it truly wonderful to have the time to join in on challenges! And when it's the Embellish mag one I feel EXTRA happy!! Like i've really achieved something that "I" want to do! It's something about their colour swatches that really gets my creative juices flowing so with this amazing pic to work off I was in for something beautiful.... I hoped!!!
Now for what I created.....
What do you think?? I'm rather happy with my brooch and belt, and the top of the dress I just drew free hand then pleated the skirt and put it all together! Pretty cool hey!?! If was any type of a sewer I wouldn't mind whipping this little number up to wear on a beautiful spring day!
Thanks soooo much for popping by,
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Spring dress
Set: Great friend
Card: Crumb cake
Ink: Always artichoke
Acc: Greenhouse gala DSP, (retired DSP for belt and brooch) rhinestone brads & paper piercer

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stamping FUN at the Regionals

Last Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of hanging out with some of my wonderful team (now called the Perfectly Rustic's- thanks to the fabulous Kim who came up with the name!!) at the Launceston Regional conference at the Grand Chancellor.

from left - Lauren, Sarah, Sandra, Kim, Tammy (my guest)
and in the back waving Leanne (belinda's guest) and Belinda
All part of "Perfectly Rustic's"

Ohhh it was the bestest day!!! I was also asked to demonstrate a whole workshop to show other fellow demo ladies (and Men, hello MARTIN!) how I do it! It was sooo much fun but BOY was I nervous!! My hands shock sooooo much!! It was such a buzz though and I was very pleased that I was first so I could enjoy the rest of the day without the butterflies going OFF in my tummy! he he! As a thankyou I (along with all the other fabulous demo's of the day) was given an amazing card - right here....

and gift voucher to buy WHATEVER STAMP SET I"D LIKE!!!! Ahhh the joy of stamping!!!
(by the way I've already used it & will soon be the owner of the new Broadsheet ALphabet set!!!)
So I made some swaps and here is my sample

The talent of us Tassie demo ladies is SUPER DUPER, if I do say so myself!! I'm soooo excited about the ideas I have in my office now! Thanks EVERYONE!
I have to share with you some other fun photo's of the day...

Another fabulous team member Sarah (on right) and her sister Cassie
check out her super blog HERE

Amanda (in front) and the lovely Jacquie (also part of my team)

And lastly Jac, Esther and myself!

If you'd like to see some more fun things then click on over to Bron at Addinktive designs!!
Now for some of the make and takes! Yes even us demonstrator's get to have fun and stamp!! Of course we were ALL using our new stamp set Every Moment. Check these out - simply gorgeous

Wonderful water-colour daisy card and a gorgeous little box

Well that's about it, thanks sooo much for popping by, have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday eve
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #39

This is a great sketch from KEESH so I was eager to play along!
I'm totally LOVING the new Elegant Occasions Suite and so went with that for my colour combo.

These flowers and the lovely ruffled ribbon we were shown at the Regional training that was on here in Launceston last Saturday. The very talented and super clever Tania shows you how to make one of these stunning roses HERE.

Well that's it for me today! I've had the best day, hope yours was wonderful also!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Dear Friend
Set: Friends never fade
Ink: Baja breeze, Soft suede and versamark
Car: Basic grey, Baja breeze and very vanilla
Acc: Vanilla taffeta ribbon

Just Add Ink Challenge #34

How wonderfully sweet are these colours & so are the fabulously talented ladies at JAI and the cards they've made to inspire this weeks challenge are nothing short of FANTASTIC!!!
So here is my contribution....

I was going to put a greeting on it but decided it was better without, what do you think?

Well I'll see you again soon (i hope) with another challenge card, it's been a great start to the weekend of crafting!!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Sweet sunshine
Set: For everything Ink: Certainly celery, Pretty in pink
Card: Kraft, So saffron, Very vanilla, Certainly celery & Pretty in pink

Acc: White gel pen, Dazzling diamonds, watercolour crayons

Friday, September 10, 2010

First light {and FIRST GIVEAWAY}

At this time of year, each morning the sun reaches into our bedrooms.... I love the joy that it brings with it as it shines through the windows...
I especially love the way it softly lights up Esther's baby cards that hang over her bed, what a wonderful way to start the day!
Another wonderful way to start the day is with a GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Yes this here, right now is my 200th post!! WOW can you believe it!!?? How exciting that I've been in the blogging world and sharing with you (my friends) for 200 posts!!! So on such a momentous occasion I thought it only proper to have a little giveaway! So what do you need to do??? Well the lovely Sophie has just recently had a little prize and in that you had to share about your spring "loves" so I'm going with that too!!
What you need to do is comment this entry with the following:
What you love most about spring, what is your favourite technique with stamping AND what is your favourite set from the fabulous new catty!! Also leave your email address so I can contact you when you win!!
So what is the prize???
1- a cute selection of my new gift cards (x6 sneak peak HERE)
2-the antique brads (on p.139) as I do love vintage!!
3-the beautiful basic pearls (p.140) after all a girl needs some bling!!!

Ooooo I do look forward to reading about what you LOVE!!!
WINNER WILL BE DRAWN Wednesday 15th.
Have a super Friday family Fun day,
hugs and Smiles Sharnee :0)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #33

Hey I wanted to quickly show you the card I made with the great Sketch from the JAI ladies!!

I also used a new technique from the Impressions magazine I receive as a demonstrator, it's called Bargello. I think it's come up pretty cool, what do you think??

I hope that your day has been super wonderful, I'm having the best time with the kiddies this holidays, we just bought Monopoly JUNIOR and it's been soooo much fun, I'm having a BLAST and the children too of course! he he!!
Smiles SHArnee :0)

Card: Certainly celery and Real Red
: Greenhouse DSP and new Flower punch, buttons and pumpkin pie ribbon

Sunday, September 5, 2010

{Thoughts on} Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!
I thought I'd quickly share with you the card and gift idea that I made for Father's day this year!
BUt before I do that I'll share with you what our "Father" (Allan) is doing today....
currently sleeping in, then it'll be a BIG breakfast made by me, then church, then shopping in Myer for his father's day pressie (I've had a busy week!! he he) then home to relax and enjoy the day off together. We'll probably have a roast and sometime in there we will also visit Rob (my step-dad) to wish him a Happy Father's day too!!
I'll be thinking and praying for those of you who have lost their dads like Allan and I, I hope that the day isn't too hard but that your heart is warmed with memories of times you shared with your specail Dad!! They are such wonderful, important parts of our lives!!!! I'd love to hear from you about your Dad's and stories that make you smile!!

Well now here is my card

Here is the cute wallet I made, CLICK HERE to see how you can make it yourself!

And now for the inside! I filled it with little handmade credit cards and vouchers, and of course some cash $$ you can't give a wallet and not put spending money in it! he he!!

Well best be off and get Allan's scrummy BIG BREAKIE started!! Yummo!!
Hugs Sharnee :0)

(stamping supply list to come...)

Friday, September 3, 2010

A WHOLE pregnancy old

Yes it's been 9 months today since our little Esther entered the world! WHich means it's only 3 more months till we celebrate her 1st birthday!! WOW!!!
I love this stage in life, personality starts to shine and the world looks soooo interesting through her eyes. I love remembering that it takes THIS LONG to grow a "little person" (God is sooo amazing!!) And that all that time of waiting and growing has now just gone by again but this time with beautiful treasure HERE!!

I also remember that when Hannah was this exact age my super, amazing Dad saw her for the last time, (Oct 21st 2002) she was one day of being 9 months.... so it's a hard age too, knowing that there have been more special grandchildren that he hasn't quite met yet.... only time before he does!!
How privileged I am to watch, laugh with and teach these AWESOME gifts from God!! I am truly blessed each and every day!!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NEW Idea Book and Catalogue {what Bliss!}

Can you hardly believe it?!?!?!
It's the first of September!! YAY!
it's the first day of SPRING!! YAY! YAY!!
It's the first day that you (our lovely, faithful, amazing customers) can have a look see (and ORDER) at the super AWESOME BRAND NEW 2010/2011 Stampin' Up! Idea book and Catalogue!! YAY! YAY! YAY!! {click HERE}

What more could this stunningly sunny day have to offer?!?

Well if you just can't stand it ANY longer and YOU want to JOIN the wonderful world of being a Stampin Up demo lady then there's a FABBO special for that too!! {click HERE}

What a glorious occasion!!
Contact me if you'd like to have your VERY OWN personal copy of the new catty, or if you'd like to find out more about jumping in and starting your own hobby/business or if you'd like to order your new MUST HAVE FAVOURITE stampin up goodie!!! I'm here....
Enjoy all this "first day" of firsts has to offer,
Smiles Sharnee :0)