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 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’!



Lynda said...

Ok...I think my mind is officially blown Sharlene. This idea/concept ROCKS. Fantastic idea...and I love the punch.

Anonymous said...

Oohh I love this Sharlene. Makes me want to run out now and grab a chick flick and some popcorn. Beautiful work!

Melissa Buirchell said...

OMG I LOVE your PMS box. What a brilliant idea. Well done!!

Debbie Lamb said...

What a fabulous idea Sharlene! Love it!

Ann G. said...

Terrific idea - I am so CASEing this for a teenage present!

Mary said...

What a fabulous idea - it not only looks good, but it has all those goodies inside as well. Any chance of a tutorial for this one?

Judy said...

Absolutely adore your PMS box. Hope you can share a tutorial with us some time.

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Mel said...

OMG Sharlene.....This goes straight to the top of the case file!!! Absolutley gorgeous....can I please borrow your friend when my mojo goes missing?????? tfs xxx

Carole Stedman said...

Ok you win, this is the BEST idea!! Love everything!!

Sarah said...

Wow, your PMS box is amazing! Such a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing!!

Tanja said...

Wonderful idea, great for a girl's night in as a birthday celebration.

Leonie Schroder said...

woman you never cease to amaze me with what you come up with ... I love love love this idea and yup I need to case this too ... have you done a tutorial by any chance?? lol It would make an awesome class!

Keryn Campbell said...

Love it Sharlene. Now how are we going to get rid of those boys!!!

Juliette Chapman said...

I love your PMS box. I am so going to have to CASE this.

Monique said...

Great idea!!! I can't wait to have a go at one of these, I think with some slight modification they would make great gifts for teenage girls!

Sally W said...

Fabulous PMS box sharlene,I love it

Anonymous said...

Amazing! love it Sharlene!

Kirsteen said...

What a cute and clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

Janice Spencer said...

The box and everything in it is great. What a fabulous idea.

Val said...

What a fantastic idea the PMS box is...such a brilliant gift package. This gives so much inspiration, thanks!

ktstamps said...

OMG! This is incredible...I want this template...WOW! I haven't seen an idea like this in a long time. Please share your PMS clutch with us! :)! Thank you so much! kt

Deb A. said...

Wow, sooo cool. Inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie W said...

G'day Sharlene, struggling for words. The work and perfectionism you must have put into that box is incredible. Fantastic.

SallyLou said...

What a fantastic idea. I love it. Well done

Anonymous said...

PMS Box..just what a girl needs.What an awesome idea.

Linda.B said...

PMS treats..just the sort of gift a girl needs. Really nice and thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a great idea.My girl friends woudl be over teh moonto receive a gift like you rPMS box. Bright & cheery colours. LIz P

Lindy39 said...

Very clever, love a PMS gift

DawnKathleen said...

What an awesome idea! Would love a tutorial on the PMS box. Your creativity is inspirational. Thank you for creating!