Be Inspired Blog Hop - Sending Love

Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. We have a mixture of amazingly talented Stampin' Up! papercrafters from around the world and every two weeks we will showcase our work with the intention for you to 'Be Inspired' and I have no doubt the team will do just that! 

You may have just arrived here from my beautiful friend Sarah Berry from the UK. If you are starting here please make sure you hit the next button at the bottom of this post and hop all the way around. 

The theme for this hop is 'Sending Love'. It's only the theme name and we don't have to use products from that particular product suite. I couldn't help myself and made this super adorable board of sweet baby love notes using the envelope die from the Love Notes Framelits and the paper from the Sending Love DSP stack. The idea was to have it ready for Valentine's Day, but it wasn't quite finished. It's ok to share love notes anytime of year though right? YES, yes it is!  
Time to get all smoochy and gooey! Inside each little envelope is a tiny love note reminding my amazing husband the small things (that are actually the big things) I love that he does. After 16 years together I often forget and possibly take for granted all those little things that still make my heart skip a beat. Things like he will always hold my hand when we are out, he tells me everyday that he loves me, he kisses my head before he leaves for work, he continues support this crazy crafting adventure....I really am a lucky girl (and he's a lucky man too!) and even though there's days when it's not always smooth sailing, this little craft project made me feel even more blessed to have this fabulous human in my life. Maybe you could do something like this for your 'better half' or even a close friend, child or family member.

Next up for you to 'Be Inspired' by is my beautiful, loving and brilliant friend Brian King from the US. His card is so fun and I love the way he used the new Sending Love Glassine Sheets...hop on over and check it out!


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Global Design Project - Dragonfly Dreams

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This week over at the Global Design Project we have a fun theme challenge -'Winged Creatures'. I've been waiting to use my new Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, so this is perfect! 


Yes - I know I used pink...AGAIN! Well actually to be correct, the colour is Flirty Flamingo from the 2017-2018 In Color Collection. Instead of raising the dragonfly off the page, I did something a little different and triple mounted it to Thick Whisper White Cardstock to give it some stability and a small amount of dimension before adhering it directly to the card with Multipurpose Glue. This is great idea for when you need to post your card, as it will lay flat and the dragonfly won't get ruined. I know my card is a little simplistic today, but sometimes you just can't beat a clean and simple card.

I made this card for my beautiful friend Marlene, who has been a lovely friend (and cousin-in-law) for so many years, but she's been there for me when I've needed her most and I simply adore her - thanks Marls!

Now head over to the Global Design Project and see the gorgeousness our Design Team have in store for you today!

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Lift Me Up - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrive here from my lovely friend Kimberly Van Diepen from the US. At the bottom of the page please hit the next button to move around and see all the beautiful projects.

The the theme for this hop is focused around the Lift Me Up series including the coordinating Up & Away Thinlits Dies. Out there in the internet websphere this set is very popular and I can understand why! It's a very versatile bundle loaded with great sentiments and can be used for both masculine and feminine cards, including baby cards, graduations, thank yous, birthdays and more. 
I wanted to focus on the hot air balloons in the stamp set because they are so sweet and I cut the pieces out from the 'Congratulations' sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set. The background is watercoloured onto Shimmery White cardstock, which I find really nice for watercolouring. I wanted the balloons to seem as if they were floating off the page, so I stamped the top and background piece together before mounting the top piece onto the extra layer. I'm quite happy with this sweet card!

Next on the hop is my lovely friend and talented papercrafter, Maike Ulbrich from Germany. I know you will be 'blown' away with her creation this week. #punintended


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Be Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. We have a mixture of amazingly talented Stampin' Up! papercrafters from around the world and every two weeks we will showcase our work with the intention for you to 'Be Inspired' and I have no doubt the team will do just that! 

You may have just arrived here from my beautiful friend Sarah Berry from the UK. If you are starting here please make sure you hit the next button at the bottom of this post and hop all the way around. 

The theme for this hop is 'Cupcakes and Carousels'. It's only the theme name and we don't have to use products from that particular product suite, however I have been wanting to use this sweet horse from the Carousel Birthday because I know little girl who just loves horses.
Also from the Cupcakes & Carousels product suite on page 9 of the Occasions Catalogue is the beautiful Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the fun and bright Bermuda Bay star piece to make it seem like this horse is part of a fancy circus show or dressage exhibition. It's hard to capture in the photo but I also used the Wink of Stella to give it some glimmer. I know the little girl getting this card will be in love with it!

Next up for you to 'Be Inspired' by is my beautiful, loving and brilliant friend Brian King from the US. I've always loved Brian's style and I know you are going to love his card this week. 


Louise Sharp < You are here


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Global Design Project - Colour Challenge

This week over at the Global Design Project we have a bright and happy colour challenge. How can these colours not make you feel happy?  Someone else who always makes me feel happy is my best friend, Kabrina, who really is the best friend ever because he bought me tickets to see Adele (the singer) with her next month and I'm super excited! (Well - not just because of that, it's many, many, many things that make her amazing - but the Adele tickets sealed the deal! LOL) 

As you know, I love Project Life for quick and simple cards. I used the new Celebrate Everyday Project Life Card Collection from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and it just so happens to have all the colours I needed for this challenge. I incorporated two stamps from the Suits Sentiments stamp set to achieve the 'best friend ever' sentiment - cute huh?! 



Now head over to the Global Design Project and see all the beautiful projects the Design Team made this week with this fun colour challenge.


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