Friday, October 29, 2010

Lara needs YOUR help!

Only today I blog hopping over to the talented Claire Daly and saw this, now over at the JUST ADD INK blog here is the info again!

YOU have to buy these TUT'S!!! It's a MUST!!!! Not only do you get 30, yes you read right... 30 tutorials on fabulous stamping stuff you also (and this is the main reason) help out a fellow stamping lover (and demo lady) Madonna and her beautiful daughter!! Just click HERE to find out all about it!!!
I've just payed my small $25 and I hope that you will too!!!
Happy Long weekend everyone, hopefully that means some craft time for me and some card posts for you!!! he he
SMiles Sharnee :0)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I have just had the most wonderful time away with some absolutely fabulous ladies at Port Sorell on a STAMP CAMP!!!! Just the thought of it brought so much joy to my heart, I couldn't wait for it to be here!! So finally this last weekend gone Esther and I were off on our very first STAMP CAMP!! WHOO HOO!!!!!
I've got some great pic's from the weekend and wanted to show them to you! Other than sleeping and eating (we did go for a walk on the beach, well at least Leanne, Heather, Esther and I did) all we did from 7.30pm Friday night to 2pm Sunday arvo was STAMPED!!! YAY!! YAY!! YAY!! My main goal was to scrap (I'm hoping to have some pic's of the pages I made in the coming days....weeks) but I also made some fun Christmas cards too. Of course when you attend an event like this it's hard to know what to take...... so I took EVERYTHING!!! Yes I'm not joking!!! Even my sewing machine came for the ride! he he he!!
The real highlight for me (other than the un-interrupted stamping fun) was the wonderful company and fellowship I had with my awesome friends! It was soooo super duper, we just had a ball!!!! Even food was catered for so when it was meal time we just stopped, ate and then stamped again!! No real clean up!! Can you I hear you cheering!?! Any mum's/woman's dream is to be on holiday and not prepare food!! LOVE IT!
So without any more waffle on how fabbo it was, here are some pic's for you to enjoy......

This is the room we had all our fun, note all the tables..... we had to eat outside as we filled the kitchen/dinning room with all our craft goodies!!!

Esther had LOADS of fun playing with my markers

Amazing, wonderful Leanne!! I love this woman!! She's super awesome!

My fabulous scrapping buddy Teresa! This is her first time ever sewing on a card!

Beautiful, sweet Sarah
(one of my great "Perfectly Rustic" team members)

Gorgeous Sandra
(Sarah's very good friend and another member of "Perfectly Rustics"

Wonderful, happy Belinda
(super scrapper and "Perfectly Rustic" girl!)

Esther and I- adorable baby, happy mum!

One of the projects that I was working on

Eating our lunch in the sunshine on Saturday

Leanne and Esther!
Love those smiles!!

All of us....
Belinda, Leanne and Esther, ME,
Anna(another super scrapper and fun person to hang with!!)
Sarah and Sandra
(Teresa had already left and Heather joined us for Sat eve)

Hope your weekend was wonderful also whatever you did!!! A huge HELLO and THANK YOU to these fabulous ladies for their warmth and joy and laughter and sharing and..... well for making amazing memories for me to cherish always!!!!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gorgeous Ribbon's FREE

If something is packaged and presented wonderfully, the right paper, co-coordinating tag and of course the amazing string/ribbon that you're soo excited that you get to keep and add to your collection .... then Stampin' Up's! newest promo is a MUST FOR YOU!!!

Get into the Christmas season with this years most popular Christmas sets! Not only that but they are packaged together with co-coordinating DSP or punches and THEN you get a FREE RIBBON of your choice!!! Now that's what I'm talking about for beautiful presents under your tree!!
There are new releases with some of the ribbon spools and even NEW DSP!!!
Click HERE to view for yourself, jot down the ones you love and order quickly! (the last FREE RIBBON promo ended up in SU running out so you DON"T WANT TO MISS THIS!!)
Ummmm now what ones will I choose.....
Smiles SHarnee :0)

My sweet "old" Friend

A few weeks ago I was able to hang out and do some stamping with my wonderful friend Heath! We've know each other since we were little girls!! She's one of those friends that really are now family to us, Allan hangs with Justin (her man) and the kids play wonderfully together!! We've been pregnant twice together with our boys and girls and in the last 2 years we've shared our love of stamping!!! I remember when Heather said to me...
"I've crossed over Sharn, it's no longer a hobbie but an addiction!!!" Don't we all remember that!!! he he! So with the table spread with goodies we were as happy as could be! :)

Since the new catty was released we had our eye on some of the amazing projects that it beheld
and so we finally had a chance to sit and do some CASING!! YAY! :)

There are lots more that we like and are hoping to tick those off our list tonight when we hang out again!!! YAY! YAY! YAY!

Hope your weekend is full of great times with people you love,
Smiles Sharnee :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Is it? or NOT??

I'm in a little bit of a pickle..... you see I'd like to make a BOY card!! Not just any cute little 3, 4, 5... 8 or 9 year old card but a TEENAGE BOY CARD!!!! ARHHHHHH!! Yes I can hear you now, perhaps you've even run away from your computer at the thought of it but never-the-less we ALL need them at some point and I've wanted to showcase some of the wonderful new colours that Stampin' UP! are offering and also make some male cards too for stamp club this month!

So my question to you wonderful people: Does this tick the male, young person, teenager box?!?

Now though I'm probably leaving my self wide open for a slamming, I do want you to be honest! After all honesty is the best policy and I'd rather hear it from you, my talented card maker friends then.... well.... the wings are to show off the great window sheets and the polka dot, well who doesn't love their BIG SHOT, then the crown and splodges are inspired from page 52 in the catty and when you buy clothes for young people they are full of colour and brightness! ...enough of the babbling!! I NEED YOUR HELP!
I'm excited (and a little scared!) to hear what you have to say!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #38

There was no way that I wanted to miss out on this cute, fun and very worthwhile JAI challenge! Breast cancer is a serious deal and the more awareness we have about these horrible diseases the better this world will be!! Check out this site HERE for more info on fantastic event ideas or do your own special thing with some wonderful girlfriends!!
So with all that the theme was to make a card etc with PINK and BLING!!! Just saying that brings a smile to my face!!
Well I went "OFF", and did the whole MORE IS MORE (yes the saying is actually Less in MORE! he he) and glittered and pinked and sparkled and pinked some more to make this card for my little friend who is turning 4 on Friday!!! (sorry Carli that you see it first here, but it's way more sparkly and fun in person!!)

Here's a close up of the wing detail! I love new glitter and Window sheets we (stampin' Up! now carry, sooo much fun!!)

What do you think??? Could I have added anything else?!? he he only joking!!
Do check out the fabbo ladies at JUST ADD INK, they really are a super talented bunch and NEVER fail in inspiration ideas!!!
Happy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and any other day till I chat with you again!
Smiles Sharnee :0)

My little birthday pony
Set: Pony party, Curly cute
Ink: Melon mambo, Regal rose and Pink Pirouette, Stazon & some tiny amounts of Bashful blue and Certainly celery
Card: Confetti white, Melon mambo and Pink Pirouette
Acc: Aqua pens, Window sheets, NEW silver glitter, NEW rhinestones, dazzling diamonds and NEW shimmer paint

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #42

On Sunday my wonderful little man celebrated his 7th birthday!! I was running short of time with his card and so turned to the colour challenge Keesh has at the moment!! Here are the fun colours...

And here is my card! I love making buntings with the flags from the Party this way set! I was a little disappointed that his card wasn't more "FUN" but that was well taken care of with my super friend - Heather's card! WOW OH WOW!!!! (Have to post that for you to see!) I did however stamp on the inside (something I NEVER do but thought I'd try a little "KIM" she always stamps on the inside of her wonderful cards!)

Now for the celebrations!! We had a family afternoon tea on Saturday, and then went bowling with some of his special friends on Sunday (his actual birthday)

We all had the best time and Zeke really enjoyed himself!!

The bowling cake, not as spectacular as Sarah-Jane's but not bad!!

Well that's it for me, I hope to pop in and say Hi again soon, it's Allan's birthday tomorrow so it's been a big week!
Smiles and hugs SHarnee :0)

Zeke is 7
Set: Party this way & Calendar Alphabet and numbers
Ink: Not quite navy, Ridding hood red, Kiwi kiss and Basic black
Card: Not quite navy, Ridding hood red, Kiwi kiss and Very vanilla
Acc: Linen thread

Monday, October 4, 2010

Loving the Owl

I'm not sure about you but I LOVE the owl punch!!! I know there are A LOT of cards out there at the moment showing off this sweet little fellow so I thought I'd join them and show you this one I made!!
It's very basic but that's the beauty about this fabulous punch!!! Just punch the owl a few times in assorted card stock and build till your hearts content!! :0)
Also if you don't have him (the owl I mean) yet then go to the very talented Amanda at Stamp in Style and go in the draw to win a FABULOUS little gift pack!!! It's that easy!

Click HERE to join in

Well I hope that your weekend was a super one and that your Monday is also going wonderfully!
SMiles Sharnee :0)