World Card Making Day

#WCMD2016Bloghop
HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!! Yes, I'm pretty excited about it. Although, is it really the 1st October? The year seems to be going by so quickly! 

Welcome to the World Card Making Day Blog Hop. You are currently at my blog, Louise Sharp, please make sure you follow the next person below me on the blog hop list below and see all the amazing projects for World Card Making Day. 

Today I wanted to make a thank you card for a special friend who gave me this Angel as a gift. It was given to me from a mother of one of my daughter's friends and it really made me feel special. 


If you know me at all, you will know how much I LOVE the Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection Pack. I have used it a few times! It has so many beautiful cards in it that can make quick projects and I searched for a pretty paper to use as the backdrop of this card and finally turned to the Project Life pack. I softened it with some vellum because I wanted the sentiment and the little flowers to pop a bit more.

Now to hop on to the next person. Remember you are at my blog, Louise Sharp. Please hit the next person after me.

If you live in Australia and would like to shop with me, be sure to check out the specials for World Card Making Day. If shopping online be sure to use the October Host Code: GV6WHU93. 


Product List
There are a few hops happening today, all coordinated by the fabulous Kylie Bertucci, so for more inspiration and hops, be sure to check out her blog.

Thanks for hopping by,
Image Map

Global Design Project - RAK Challenge

Happy Monday! Currently my children are on school holidays for two weeks and we spent today down at the beach and went for gelato - who said Monday's were a drag?!

Another great thing about Monday is that we have the Global Design Project! This week we have a theme challenge, "RAK" which stands for Random Acts of Kindness. This could be something you are sending to someone to say thank you or that you are thinking of them.


Who is my RAK card for?  Well, card is to thank a special someone who actually showed a 'Random Act of Kindness' to me quite a few months ago and I am yet to formally thank them! 

My upline Teneale Williams, sent me her bag from the last Stampin' Up! Onstage event, with a beautiful card, It even came wrapped in pink polka-dot paper! Even though Teneale was congratulating me on earning the Mediterranean Trip, it was still a thoughtful random act of kindness that I am grateful for. I travelled with this bag all over Europe and loved it!  Thank you Teneale. 

Now it's time to jump over to the Global Design Project and see all the wonderful projects and Random Acts of Kindness the Design Team have happening this week. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Image Map

Tutorial Bundle for September Now Available!


The September Tutorial Bundle is now available and no word of a lie, it is amazing! I have teamed up with 11 other amazingly talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world to create a monthly Tutorial Bundle.


We kicked off last month and it was a HUGE SUCCESS!
The tutorials have so many great ideas and techniques with step by step instructions and extra pictures. Great for beginners and also seasoned papercrafters, also perfect for other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to get some ideas for classes, events etc!

The bundle is available in both Metric and Imperial measurements.

Here is the sneak peek of what you can expect this month:




  • Purchase Options:
    *Paypal will do the conversion if purchasing in another currency. 
1. Buy it now for $20AUD for the month of September
Buy SEPTEMBER
$20 for 12 Tutorials
2. Buy it now for $20AUD for the month of September


Subscribe for 6 months - receive one month free. 
(August will be emailed to you. This is the last month subscription will be available.)
3. Get it for FREE!
If you live in Australia and spend $50 at my online shop between 23/09/16 - 23/10/16 and receive the September Tutorial Bundle for free! Shop now by clicking here. Don't forget to use the Hostess Code: W7A6YQ36.

The August Bundle is also still available for download for $20. You can purchase that >here<.


Image Map

Global Design Project Sketch

#GDP054
Has it really been 54 weeks of Global Design Project? My goodness!! I really do love creating for the GDP and every week the Design Team, and also those who play along offer so much inspiration.

This week we have a sketch challenge designed by Teneale Williams.
Here is my card:

KISL - Keep it simple Louise! (I totally stole this from my friend Brian King, who says KISB.)
I too need to remind myself that it is ok to KIS and let the beautiful papers from Stampin' Up! do the hard work. My friend Brian is the 'King' (all pun intended) at showcasing the Designer Series Papers and has a talent and either making the papers a showpiece or a blending into the background.
These papers are from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper pack and has fun and bright patterns. I really like the fun flowery pattern in this set. 


Festive Birthday
Me = Grateful


Now head to the Global Design Project and see the creations from our amazing Design Team, you won't be disappointed!
Thanks for stopping by, 
Image Map

INKspired Blog Hop #41

Welcome to The Team INKspired Blog Hop. You may have just hopped here from Maree McIntosh. After visiting me, please make sure you hop all the way around by hitting the next button at the bottom of the page.

We have sketch challenge every two weeks and I unfortunately missed the last one. Two weeks seem to come around quickly!

Here is this weeks sketch: 


I changed the side of the banners and to be on the left and used the super adorable Bow Paper Clip Embellishments to hold the sentiment in place.
These quick and easy note cards are made using the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper and the sentiment is from Grateful Bunch.  

Grateful Bunch


Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Bow Paper Clip Embellishments

Next on the hop is the beautiful Barbara Williams. There are so many gorgeous creations in this group, be sure to hop all the way around, I'm sure you will be inspired! 

Thanks for hopping by!
Image Map