Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas time together!  The weather here was amazing, and we even got in a few km of walking in between Christmas lunch and pudding (had to make some room to enjoy the pudding!).

It’s just a few more weeks until we leave, so I’m frantically trying to clear out the house, and especially the craft room.  The items that are still listed here will be put on Trade Me in the next few days, so make sure you contact me if you are interested in any of them as the items I have already listed on Trade Me are selling for higher than I’ve had them offered for here. 

Have a fabulous New Year and keep on stampin!

Thursday, December 01, 2011




As well as getting a brand new mini catalogue today, December 1st also marks the beginning of December Frenzy!!!  For the month of December you will get up to 50% off some items … check out the list below and then e-mail me or call me with your order quick as they will sell out fast at these prices!!





Just click on the photo above to download your very own copy of the Summer Mini catalogue …

YOU ONLY HAVE 10 DAYS TO GET ME YOUR ORDERS  - for those of you who didn’t receive my customer e-mail last week and haven’t caught up with our news, Harry has a fabulous new job in Norfolk, Virginia, so we are moving back to the USA!  The last 5 years with Stampin’ Up! New Zealand have been fun (if exhausting), and I will be resigning as a demonstrator December 11th.  I will be placing my very last order on December 10th, so make sure you have your order in and paid for by the 9th so you don’t miss out.

The good news is that to say thanks to you for being so fabulous, you will get 50% extra loyalty points with any orders you place from now until then, so drop me an e-mail and let me know what you want – between this new mini catalogue and the great December Frenzy offers, you have lots to choose from.  That means that for every $100 of product you purchase you will get 3 loyalty points instead of 2.  When you have a full card of 10 stamps/points, you get $50 in free product of your choice.    Don’t know if you have any points?   If you have purchased from me in the past year you will have a loyalty points with me, but if you aren’t sure how many points you have on your card, drop me an e-mail and I would love to help you out.

I have a great team of demonstrators who would love to help you with your stamping and scrapbooking needs – from Auckland all the way down to the bottom of the South Island, so let me know if you would like contact information for a demonstrator in your area, I would love to e-mail you their contact details so you can get creative!

Thank you to you all for your support and encouragement over the past 5 years, I have appreciated it more than you know!

Keep on stampin’

Saturday, October 08, 2011


This super cute stamp set and matching punch are available for purchase for this month only! 


Item         Description                                                   Price

125798      Stitched Stocking Wood-Mount Set              $64.95

123784      Stitched Stocking Clear-Mount Set               $51.95

124095      Stocking Tag Punch                                   $41.50



You read it right – when you host a workshop of $500 or more during October you can get a set of both the punch and the stamps for FREE!!!


Sunday, September 11, 2011


Wow – with all the excitement of the Blog Hop, I totally forgot to tell you about 2 AWESOME deals that Stampin Up has for you this month … 

1.  Join for just $189!  Get over $340 of product for just $189 … gotta love that!!


2.  You want more product?  If you want the full starter Kit, you can have it for 20% off during September!  You’ll get $725 worth of product for just $271!!!

These offers are only for September, so drop me an e-mail at stampwithsharlene@hotmail.com or give me a call on (06) 753-5337 today to find out more! 



Saturday, September 10, 2011


Did you just pop over from ANN’s blog or have you just turned up on my blog impressed that I’ve actually updated?  Either way, we are glad you are joining us for the ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop.  Just continue linking from one blog to the next (each should have a link to the next) and you eventually will have done an entire circle and be back at the beginning again full with lots of great ideas for projects using yummy new products from the brand new catalogue! 


All of the participants of the blog hop today are members of ESAD.  ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators.  We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please fee free to click HERE to join our wonderful group



My creative brain hasn’t been working lately and I was trying to figure out how to showcase a couple of my favourite things from the new catalogue and my wonderful friend, Melinda, came to the rescue with this super idea (don’t you love having awesome and creative friends to share ideas with?!).    I’ve named it the “PMS box” – Popcorn, Movie, and Snacks …   Wouldn’t this be a fabulous gift to give a special friend, a complete girl’s night in enclosed in a gift box! 

If you didn’t want to make a decision on a movie, you could even create a coupon or get a rental gift card and it would also fit inside the box.  Of course you will have to give the bottle of wine separately – it just doesn’t want to fit in the box!!  LOL

PMS box with video PMS box side on
The box looks like a clutch purse when it’s all closed up – how cute is that!  While a guy might not appreciate how “pretty” it is, the girls will!!

PMS box inside 
The box opens up and includes everything you need for a good girl’s night out – chocolate bars, tissues (in case you get a real chick flick!), cards to invite your friends, popcorn, and coffee …

PMS box left side 
left side – chocolate, tissues, and invites

PMS box right side closed 
right side – popcorn and coffee                   

PMS box right side open 
see  … there is the popcorn hiding in the box!

Wouldn’t you just love to have a PMS night like this one - it would be so much fun to get the girls together!!   Now we just need to figure out a way to get rid of the boys …


StampsCreative Elements (for invites)
Card/Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White cardstock,
Timeless Portrait Designer Paper (LOVE it!!), and Regals Collection Paper Stack paper
AccessoriesLace Ribbon Border punch (my newest fav!), White Organza Ribbon, Designer Button and 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon 

2011-12 catalogue

Just in case you have got lost (or there is a link that isn’t working for you), here are the demonstrators participating in today’s blog hop:

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the Blog Hop and have a great weekend!

1. Keryn Campbell

2. Michelle Halling

3. Richelle Fletcher

4. Sharlene Meyer

5. Monique Fielder

6. Juliette Chapman

7. Debbie Lamb

8. Leonie Schroder

9. Tanya Bell

10. Kelly Nelson

11. Kari Hughes

12. Christie Kunkel

13. Ann Gerlach

14. Sharlene Torres (this is where you are right now!)

15. Mel Sharp

16. Nicole VanSteelandt Derendorf

17. Andrea Buckland

18. Michelle Grech

19. Narelle Hodges

20. Sally Williams


I know that MEL is super excited to show you her fabulous projects, so jump on over and say “hi”.

We would love to know what you think of the projects in this blog hop, so give us your feedback by leaving comments as you go.  There is blog candy for a two special customers – one from New Zealand and one from Australia, all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs on this blog hop and then drop me an e-mail at stampwithsharlene@hotmail.com and tell that you have left comments on every blog and whether you live in Australia or New Zealand.  Please note, this offer is not open to demonstrators, this is for customers only.

Hope you have had as much fun visiting this blog hop as we had making these projects for you. 

Keep on stampin’!


Sunday, September 04, 2011


To all the amazing Father’s out there, we wish you a wonderful day!  May you be told at least a thousand times today how special you are to us all year long!! 

A special shout out to my wonderful husband and the incredible Dad to our sons – although you are far away from us, we are thinking of you all the time, and especially today (even though it is not Father’s Dad today in the US!) …


Stamps:  Seaworthy, Best Dad Ever
Colours:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Basic Black, and Whisper White
Accessories:  Square Lattice embossing folder, Decorative Label punch


Saturday, August 27, 2011


Forever Young

Stamps:  Forever Young, Elements of Style
Accessories:  The AWESOME new punch -

This is the card that I have made to swap this weekend at our Big Day out in Auckland.  I’m so excited – I get to catch up with so many wonderful people that I haven’t seen for ages!! 

We will also be making this card at $3 cards this Sunday afternoon and Monday evening, so drop on over.  We also have a Father’s Day card as well of course, so if you haven’t already got one, you need to drop on by and make a special one for that special Dad in your life.

Keep on stampin’


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Punched Pennants … a little sneak peak

Parker had another birthday party today (little social butterfly that he is), so I had to come up with another boy’s birthday card for his friend, Kobi. 

Luckily I had already received this new set of stamps with the matching punch and the new colours from the catalogue that starts September 1st, so I thought I would give you a little sneak peak …

kobi bday card 2011

Stamps:  Pennant Parade, Curly Cute
Colours:  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Real Red
Accessories:  Petite Pennants Builder punch, Timeless Type alphabet dies, white gel pen

The Lucky Limeade has shown up quite dark in the photo, but it’s really a fabulous colour – sort of reminds me of Kiwi Kiss last year (and you know how much I loved that colour!!)


Happy stampin’

Saturday, August 06, 2011


Okay, so you have been through the Blog Hop and seen all the amazing things that these fabulous demos have created for you to enjoy, and now you have decided you really had better sit down and take a good look at that list since there is obviously far more on it than you originally thought … 

It is quite a big list, so I thought you might like to see a “Reader’s Digest” version so you don’t miss the best of the best:

40% off items:


Jolly Holiday Designer Paper – now just $12.30 a pack!!

"Good Times" Simply Scrappin Kit (pg 131) - now $26.97!

Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (pg 140) - now $42.30

Something Special Simply Sent Kit (pg 133) – now $19.17


Gifted (pg 21)  - now $35.97 (wood)
                        - or $28.77 (clear)

On a Pedestal (pg 33) - now $25.17 (wood)

Hello, You (page 133) - now $14.97 (wood)

Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel – now $11.70


25% off items:


Watercolour Crayons New Colour Kit (pg 142) – now $59.21

Stampin’ Pastels New Colour Kit (pg 143) – now $26.21

Merry Details Sizzlit die – now $9.94

"One Great Year" Simply Scrappin Kit (page 131) - now $33.71

Sweet Hello Simply Sent Kit (pg 133) – now $23.96

Birthday Party rub-ons (pg 134) – now 15.38

Vintage rub-ons (pg 134) – now $14.63

Fresh Cut Notes (pg 123) – now $16.13 per pack (includes envelopes as well!)

Tempting Turquoise 12” x 12” cardstock (pg 118) – now $13.13

Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie  3/8” Taffeta Ribbon (pg 137) – now $12.38

Pumpkin Pie 5/8” Satin Ribbon (pg 137) – now $15.38

Real Red, Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, and Early Espresso  1 1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (pg 137) – now $18.38

Very Vanilla 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon (pg 137) – now $13.88


Fresh Cuts (wood) (pg 91) – now $35.21

Tart & Tangy (wood) - (pg 88) – now $20.21

Eastern Blooms (wood) (pg 66) – now $35.96

Build-a-Roo (wood) (pg 48) – now $41.21

Christmas Classics (wood) (pg 28) – now $41.21

Dreams du Jour (wood) (pg 81) – now $30.71

Family Accessories Too (wood) (pg 54) – now $30.71

Basic Phrases (wood) (pg 105) – now $53.21

Wonderful Favourites (wood) (pg 102) – now $35.96

A Good Egg (wood) (pg 19) – now $35.96

Kind Heart (wood) (pg 151) – now $10.88

Animal Stories (wood) (pg 61) – now $22.46

Razzle Dazzle (wood) (pg 69) – now $30.71

Hello Again (wood) (pg 68) – now $20.21

Sweetness Unlimited (wood) (pg 161) – now $10.88

Lots of Bots (wood) (pg 58) – now $28.46

Beware Pirates (wood) (pg 52) – now $43.46

Holiday Hoopla (wood) (pg 23) – now $25.46

So Cute (wood) (pg 57) – now $19.46

Tag Alongs (wood) (pg 37) – now $23.21

Engraved Greetings (wood) (pg 132) – now $20.21

Live, Laugh, Love (wood) (pg 133) – now $18.71

There is lots more that you won’t want to miss – there are lots of wheels retiring, as well as 5 punches (the Photo Corners, Star, Small Oval, and Spiral punches have already sold out!), so make sure you grab yourself a Designer Label Punch before they disappear forever as well (you can find them on pg 146-148).

You know where to find me if you want to place an order – just e-mail me at stampwithsharlene@hotmail.com, or you can call me on (06) 753-5337. 

Keep on stampin’