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Hi,

Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Monday, 26 October 2009

Red Hot Bunny and Sunflower Spray from Sunshine's Stamps

Well another week has come and gone, did it go as fast for you as it did for me? Thank you to all of you who came and visited during the blog hop and for all your lovely comments. I really love flowers so when Sunshine gave me that particular stamp to use for the blog hop I was extremely happy. So this week I wanted to use the Sunflower Spray again and I have also used Red Hot Bunny this week.

First I will show you Red Hot Bunny. He is rather “Hot”. I do like fire fighters they are heroes in my book.

I have used Red Hot Bunny on a birthday card. You can put as many birthday candles on as you want but I went for lots. I based the design of the card on the Saturday sketch challenge from 365 Cards

Here is my Card:


I have used Sunshine’s Red Hot Bunny Stamp, Stampin’ Up’s Riding Hood Red and Whisper white Card Stock, DP from Creative Memories. The Ink is from Stampin’ Up and is Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Creamy Caramel, Blush blossom and Tempting Turquoise. I also used dimensional and Fiskars Vines Texture Plate on the background to represent water shooting everywhere to put out the candles.

Here is the sketch:

Like I mentioned I have also done another project with the Sunflower Spray from Sunshine Stamp’s. I wanted to cover a little notebook that can be kept in your handbag or purse if you live in North America. In Australia we call a wallet a purse. Just for all of you who look at my blog from the U.S. and Canada, I didn’t want anyone getting confused. My Girlfriend loves to write notes so I thought I would give this to her but my daughter also wants one so I will have to make another one.

This is what it looked like before I covered it: It has a purple plastic cover but for some reason it doesn’t look that purple.


Here is my covered notebook



I have used Stampin’ Up’s Chocolate chip and Very Vanilla card stock, I have also used the same colours as I did for the scrapbook page on the Sunflower Spray. Stampin’ Up Garden Green, Old Olive, Summer Sun, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip. I also used Stampin’ Up Crystal Effects to add rain drops to the sunflowers and leaves. I also used Fiskars filigree texture plate on the chocolate chip card stock. I used very strong double sided tape to adhere the card stock to the plastic cover. I didn’t want to take chances that it would come off.

Well I hope that you like these couple of projects and I will be back again next week with something else to show you.

Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time with me.

Take Care,








Saturday, 17 October 2009

Sunshine's Stamps Grand Opening Event

***NOW CLOSED***GRAND OPENING***NOW CLOSED***
Blog Candy Winner and Challenge Winner will be announced on Thursday October 22nd at 7pm Central time (Friday October 23rd 11 am Australian EST) Go to Sunshine's Blog to see if you are the big winner!

Special Thanks to everyone who participated in our first BIG EVENT and we hope you will be back for future events we have planned for November and December.


Welcome to Sunshine's Stamps Grand Opening Event! We are so pleased to show you Sunshine's newest images and treat you to a mini-blog hop, a challenge, an in-store special and of course Blog Candy!



Here are the details: If you arrived here without starting at Sunshine's Blog head on over there to start the blog hop and just follow the links on each blog to the next blog in the hop!! Be sure to leave a comment on every blog as you go because there is MYSTERY BLOG CANDY to be won and you can't win unless you comment on each blog in the hop! No one but Sunshine knows which blogs comments will be chosen to randomly win the Blog Candy!! And it's nice candy too!! So be sure to comment!



Next - we have a great challenge for you to play along with. You don't have to use Sunshine's Stamps images to play either! Head on over to Tami's blog - The Journey of Life http://journeyoflifetamijo.blogspot.com/ to see the challenge! The winner will receive 3 FREE IMAGES of THEIR CHOICE from Sunshine's Store!!



Finally, we are running an in-store special!! Buy any two or more images and receive Sunshine's Autumn Wreath Image FREE!!! http://www.yourspecialdelivery.co.uk/sunshine-stamps.html








Most of all we want you to have some fun! To have the opportunity to win some great images and blog candy and check out the great images Sunshine's Stamps has to offer! There are new images every week, so be sure to become a follower and keep an eye out for some other great events Sunshine's Stamps is going to be involved with between now and Christmas!

Now let’s have some blog hopping fun and get a little inky with the challenge! Have fun everyone! REMEMBER: the Grand Opening Event is Open from October 17th 8AM Central Time - October 20th 9PM Central Time to allow for those folks who are UBER busy on the weekend to have a chance to play early in the week!

If you are looking at this from Australia the starting time is Midnight October 17th and finishes October 21st at 1 p.m. for those of us who have already gone into daylight savings.

The winners will be announced FRIDAY, October 23rd on Sunshine's Blog so be sure to hop on over to see if you are a winner!!Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have fun at Sunshine's Stamps first event!!

Don’t forget to come back to my blog and look at the layout at the end of this post. It has Sunshine’s just released for the blog hop “Sunflower Spray”. Also remember to make a comment on everyone’s blog so you will be in the running for the blog candy.

Sunshine: http://sunshinesstamps.blogspot.com/ START HERE
Chrissy: http://nursechrissy.blogspot.com/
Tami: http://journeyoflifetamijo.blogspot.com/
Heather: http://stampdetails.blogspot.com/
Jenny: http://playingisapassion.blogspot.com/
KY: http://bunnynest.blogspot.com/
Kym: http://nanaskeepsakes.blogspot.com/
Stuffie: http://stuffiestamps.blogspot.com/
Jennifer H: http://inking-obsessions.blogspot.com/
Sharon: http://rhapsodyincraft.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE
Trinity: http://mom2angeljocelyn.blogspot.com/


Here is my layout using Sunshine's Sunflower Spray Stamp



Here is the recipe for my layout
Stamp:
Sunshine’s Sunflower Spray
Card and Paper: Stampin’ Up whisper white and very vanilla, Bo Bunny Chocolate Dot, Color Mates Medium Coffee Brown, plus some other card stock that I don’t know the name of.
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green, Old Olive, Summer Sun, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip.
Embellishments: Kaiser Craft rhinestones, K&Company Adhesive Chipboard, Stampin’ Up Crystal Effects.
Other: dimensionals, double sided tape, personal trimmer, sponge dauber.
Technique: Colouring, Tearing and sponging.


Hope you like the layout. I hope you can see the sponging around the photos and also the crystal effects that I used on the sunflowers to make it look like there were raindrops on the sunflowers.


This is the stamp, you can go over to Sunshine's Stamp Store to get it uncoloured.


Thanks so much for stopping by have a wonderful day.

Take Care

Monday, 12 October 2009

Sentiments from Sunshine's Stamps

Hello Lovely Ladies and I assume a few Men as well. Thank you for stopping by to see what I have been up to.

First I want to let you know that Sunshine’s Stamps will be having a blog hop and challenge and blog candy on Saturday 17th of October at 8 a.m. Central Time and finishing on the 20th of October at 9 p.m. central time. That is the U.S. Time and for those of you who want to play along in Australia it will be starting on Sunday 18th of October at 12 AM. And finish on October 21st at 1 AM.. So be sure to stop back at Midnight on Saturday if you are a night owl in Australia for the start of the blog hop. This is all to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Sunshine's shop.

Well I have some great things to show you today.

I have used 2 of Sunshine’s Sentiments on cards this week and I also promised you some more Boobie Bunny.

First I have used the Sketch from MOJO Monday107 for this first card. Hope you like it.


The Sentiment is from Sunshine and it is called Attitude. I have used Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Riding Hood Red Card Stock, Pink Pirouette DSP. Also the Pink Pirouette striped Gosgrain Ribbon all from Stampin’ up. I have also used the Eyelet Border Punch from Stampin’ Up as well. Also I have the self adhesive half pearls and Fiskar’s Filigree texture plate as well as my personal trimmer. The Sentiment has been cut out using Creative Memories Circle cutting system.

Here is the sketch from MOJO Monday 107.

My Second card also using Sunshine’s Sentiment is called God is already there. I have used the sketch from Midnight Madness for this card. I must admit I liked it without the added embellishment around the sentiment but I was trying to stay true to the sketch. So I actually used DMC cross stitch floss in 3 colours and braided it to give it that little extra flare. I have again used Chocolate chip and Whisper White Card Stock and Chocolate Chip DSP from Stampin’ up. I must say I am quite fond of this colour and I just love the DSP. I have also used dimensionals to lift up the sentiment and 2 way glue from Stampin’ Up to add the braided DMC floss. Also the self adhesive half pearls and of course my personal trimmer.



Here is the sketch from Midnight Madness


I also promised you a couple of more things that I had done with Boobie Bunny. I mentioned last week that I was having a “Girls Night In”. We had a games night but not any ordinary games night. I had 9 games for us all to play and we played them much like speed dating. Not having to a speed dating night I am assuming what happens. Anyway we played each game for 10 minutes and at the end the winner got a Boobie Bunny Medal which also had a chocolate coin in the middle. At the end of the night the 2 Girlfriends with the most Boobie Bunny Medals played a game of Celebrity Heads to determine the winner of the Prize Basket. By the way I had help putting the Boobie Bunnies together (THANK YOU) we made 81 of them. It was heaps of fun and we raised a great amount towards Breast Cancer research and support and awareness.

















Hope you like the Basket and the Medals. Don’t forget to go over to Sunshine’s Shop so that you can get your own Boobie Bunny to use in helping raise awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Well Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day

Take Care



Monday, 5 October 2009

Boobie Bunny

Hello everyone,

It is that time of the week and I am back with another project using a stamp from Sunshine’s Signature Stamp Collection. I was hoping to show you a couple of more projects using Boobie Bunny but it just hasn’t quite happened. Hopefully I will get them finished this week and have them to show you next Monday.

In Australia it is “Girls Night In” month where groups of girlfriends get together have some fun and instead of going out they stay in. The money that we would usually spend on going out we donate to the Cancer Council to help raise funds towards breast cancer research and treatment.

Well Boobie Bunny from Sunshine couldn’t have come at a better time as my Girlfriends and I are having our “Girls Night In” this coming Thursday.

It is a timely reminder that we should all do our self breast exams monthly. I must admit I don’t always remember to do it but I will this month. We girls really need to take care of ourselves a lot better than we do sometimes.

Well let me show you what I have made. This great little Chinese Take Out Box will be great for giving little gifts to your girlfriend. I am going to use them on Thursday night for my girlfriends to put their donations in. We will tally it all up at the end of the night and they can then take their box home leaving their donations behind for the cancer council of course.

You can find the template for this box here:



I have used Pretty In Pink and Whisper Card Stock
Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue
White Grosgrain ribbon
Dimensionals I have lifted both Boobie Bunny and the Sentiment up off the box.
Personal trimmer and scissors.

I hope that you like Boobie Bunny and the Sentiment both from Sunshine. Go over to Sunshine’s new shop location to have a look at the Sunny Bunny Signature Collection.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Take Care

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