Global Design Project - Pineapple Baker's Box!

As mentioned last week, the kids are still on school holidays and finding time in the craft room has been a struggle for the past few weeks. That being said, I had to find time for the Global Design Project theme this week and create something 3D or Off the Page.




I really wanted to create a little pineapple treat gift box for my good friend Denita. This week she gave me a cute little tea light candle gift with a super cute matching tag.  I needed to keep the pineapple theme going right?! 
I used the Baker's Box Thinlits Die to create this adorable pineapple box - complete with mini pineapple lollies! The paper is from the Carried Away DSP in the Sale-A-Bration brochure and I hand cut the green pineapple crown and used a sponge dauber to give it some life. You could probably use the top of the large Pineapple stamp on page 124 of the Annual Catalogue, however, don't fall over here....I don't own it...shock horror I know! (Tell my husband would you? He's under the assumption I own everything in the catalogue! Hahahaha)

This is what Denita gave me this week. How totally adorable is it? #totes #adorbs is what it is! And it smells amazing too because the candle is pineapple scented! It's just the cutest.

Now head over to the Global Design Project and see what the amazing Design Team have in store for you this week. 

If you live in Australia I would love to be your Demonstrator. You can press on the supply list below to purchase any of the items:



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Sealed with Love Topiary - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the first Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for 2017 and MY very first post as an Artisan Design Team Member - I'm stilling pinching myself! 

What is the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team? 
The Artisan Design Team is a group of creative and talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world selected by Stampin' Up! to blog about the projects they create.  

A little bit about me: I love the colour pink, a good cup of tea and all things pretty (and of course all things Stampin' Up! - that's a given!) I have the most amazing, supportive and patient husband and together we have two children; Emily (13) and James (11).

You may have just arrive here from Kimberly Van Diepen, isn't her work just stunning?! At the bottom of the page please hit the next button to move around and see all the beautiful projects we have in store using the January focus product, Sealed with Love.

Because paper plants are the only ones I keep alive, this was the best way I could send my friend a plant without killing it! lol 
I decided my card just had to be pink and used Rose Red cardstock for the base colour. I used a sponge dauber to stamp the heart and die cut it using the coordinating Love Note Framelits Dies. The square box was created using the small striped stamp and I lined them quite easily as the stamp set is photopolymer and the little heart leaves were cut with papersnipps after stamping using the small heart - cute huh!

Next on the hop is my new friend and talented papercrafter, Maike Ulbrich from Germany.


If you live in Australia I would love to be your Demonstrator.  You can press on the supply list below to purchase any of the items:


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Global Design Project - Sketch Challenge

It's school holidays here in Australia (until the 30th January) and it has also been a little crazy here this week in the Sharp house. All I really want to do it get in my craft room however with the beautiful weather we have been having and the kids bugging to get outdoors it's been tough to sit craft. BUT ALAS - my savours - my brother and sister-in-law have taken the kids camping for a couple of days and I managed to sneak in some craft time this afternoon - yay to me!

Here's a picture of Emily and James with my nephews out in the boat today...I hope they bring me back some fish for dinner tomorrow! 

Over at the Global Design Project this week we have a sketch created by Teneale Williams (sadly Teneale is no longer a design team member, lucky for us she has still created our sketches - thanks Teneale, you're the best!) 

I used the Watercolor Pencils on Watercolor Paper to create the multi-coloured flower and used the Stylish Stems to create the die cut flower and leaf. The sentiment of from the Sealed with Love stamp set.

Now head over to the Global Design Project and see the amazing cards the Design Team have created this week - and why not play along too?!

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Global Design Project - Colour Challenge

Baby shower notecards. This week over at the Global Design Project we have a colour challenge with a free choice - sometimes a free choice is harder than being given the colour you have to use because there's more options! There seems to be lots of babies being born lately or due to welcome the world and I thought this colour combo really lends itself to the baby theme.


I used the new Moon Baby stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue. It's so cute. I watercoloured with the new Watercolor Pencils. I've always loved watercolor pencils and I know you'll love them too if you have a play with them. 

Stitched Shapes Framelits - these are currently on backorder, however Stampin' Up! are hoping to have these available soon.

Now to head over to the Global Design Project and see our talented Design Team. 

If you live in Australia you can press on the supply list below to purchase any of the items: 
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It's a SALE-A-BRATION!




It doesn't get better than FREE!

Today marks the MOST EXCITING and BIGGEST SALES PROMOTION for the Stampin' Up! year. It's called SALE-A-BRATION. Today is also the launch of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue - hence excitement all round!

What is Sale-a-Bration? Let's go through this together...

During Sale-a-Bration you have not one, but THREE ways to earn free products!
  1. SHOP: You get a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for every $90 spent on any current product (before shipping and handling).
    CLICK HERE to shop now and be sure to use the Host Code: V673BE7F

  2. JOIN: Now is the perfect time to join, because during Sale-a-Bration you can add TWO FREE STAMP SETS to your already awesome Starter Kit.
    The Starter Kit is $169 and you will receive $235 worth of product. That's $66 for free PLUS two free stamp sets during Sale-a-Bration!
    CLICK HERE to find out more about joining my Tickled pINK Stampers Team.

  3. HOST: You can either be your own host, combine some orders from your family and friends or host an online party. When your sales go over $400 during Sale-a-Bration you can earn $40 more in Stampin' Rewards!
    CLICK HERE to email me if you would like to host an online party or find out more about hostess rewards. 


Do you live in Australia and don't have a copy of the Occasions Catalogue or Sale-a-Bration brochure? I will take care of that and send you one for free. By completing the registration form you will be added to the list of eager people waiting for a catalogue! I will send one to you asap. REGISTER HERE



FACEBOOK LIVE - Be kind. It's a bit daunting going live not knowing who is out there watching me and I do have a stomach full of butterflies before I start. I'm still fumbling my way through this new way of connecting with my team and customers. I'll admit I say "ummm" a lot! Please be nice and pop into say hi if you do happen to catch me when I'm live.

I went live this morning on my Facebook Page and I will start doing more videos showcasing techniques and possibly some live classes. Stay tuned!


Happy Sale-a-Bration,
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