Global Design Project - CASEing Michelle Last

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I love it when we get to CASE team designers on the Global Design Project for 'CASE the Designer' challenge. This week we are getting our inspiration from my beautiful and talented friend Michelle Last from the UK. Also...just incase you didn't know already...Michelle was awarded #3 in the Stampin' Up! Top 100 last November. What an amazing achievement, congratulations Michelle! 

The definition of CASE: Copy And Share Everything
Put simply, we get our inspiration from a particular project or creation. For this challenge we can use ANY element. You might be inspired by the colours, the stamp set or the card layout.

I took my inspiration this week from Michelle's pretty card layout and also incorporated an embossed background and square in the corner - I am hoping you can see this in the picture, as it washed out a little with the lighting when I took the photo. I will admit this card is sweeter in 'real' life! 
SNEAK PEEK ALERT! This sweet little girl is from a new stamp set being released in the new upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue called Birthday Delivery. I was intending to colour her pink (of course) however my thought was the flowers may have become lost. I decided to put the flowers upside down because I really love this sweet girl in her pretty blue dress with the buttons down the back.

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


1. Register: If you live in Australia you can register >HERE< for a copy of the catalogue. They will be sent mid-May 2017.  *Please do not register if you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

2. Join: Would you like to view the it now? You can join my Tickled pINK Stampers Team and even have the opportunity to order early! Demonstrators can order from the catalogue on the 2nd May - how exciting is that! Click >HERE< to find out more about joining.

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Autism Awareness Blog Hop



Welcome to the Autism Awareness Blog Hop. The hop is all about Autism awareness and it’s filled with projects using one or more of the Autism colours - red, yellow and blue....I also added green because it was in the top header and also went with my project! At the bottom of the page please go the person after me on the list.

Each member of the hop is sharing a fact or statistic about Autism. Here’s mine:
Did you know? Many children with autism have a reduced sensitivity to pain but may be extra sensitive to sound, touch, or other sensory stimulation, which may contribute to a reluctance to being cuddled or hugged.

Autism is something close to my heart and I know, from my own experience, about sensory stimulation and the link with foods - the taste, textures and even the temperature. Iceblocks, icy poles or whatever you choose to call them can be one of those foods that can cause a problem or even help with creating calm with a child. Hence my project for the hop today:
We would really love if you could donate, even a small amount to the Stamp with Love Fundraising Page by clicking HERE.  All money donated will go towards research and awareness.


Next up on the hop is my lovely and talented friend Candy Rattray from Texas, USA. Please make sure you hop all the down the list and I'm sure we have all raised awareness in the best creative way we can! A huge thank you to Lee Conrey for organising the hop - you rock!!

1- Kimberly Van Diepen
2- Kylie Bertucci
3- Lee Conrey
4- Rachel Bronson Yukanin
5- Heather Wright Porto
6- Susan Best
7- Louise Sharp < You are here
8- Candy Rattray
9- Maureen Rauchfuss
10- Tammy Fite
11- Billie Moan
12- Monika Davis

If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator! You can click on any of the items below and purchase them from my online shop: APRIL HOSTESS CODE: 3TX9Q6WA.

Thanks for hopping by!
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Oh So Succulent - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived 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 focus product for this hop is the Succulent Garden Suite and I couldn't go past making a wreath after seeing a lady in instagram make a stunning wreath using succulents. There's so many possibilites with the suite on page 21 of the Occasions Catalogue and if you don't have it already, I suggest getting in now before it's too late! 
Next on the hop is my lovely friend and talented papercrafter, Maike Ulbrich from Germany.

If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator! You can click on any of the items below and purchase them from my online shop: APRIL HOSTESS CODE: 3TX9Q6WA.
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Thanks for hopping by!
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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 Nadine Hößrich from the Germany. 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 'Party Animals'. It's only the theme name and we don't have to use products from that particular product suite. I went a little more literal with the 'party animal' theme - aka party puppy! This little puppy from the Little Cuties stamp set on page 17 of the Occasions Catalogue is so stinkin' cute and one of my friends little girls just loves dogs - I know she is going to love this card. Even both my kids love this card!
When I was creating this card I was deciding on the layout and if I cut out the image onto a Stitched Framelit (because I love those) and thought of adding all sorts of papers with it and embellishments ( really got myself into a fluster) and after deep deliberation I really thought this little party puppy just needed the page to himself....and a balloon! Cute huh?!

To colour him I used a Blender Pen and picked up the ink from the lids of Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. I used a line of Pear Pizzaz for the grass and outlined the little guy lightly with Pool Party.  

Next up for you to 'Be Inspired' by is my super talented, intelligent, good looking and ever so sweet friend Brian King from the US. ( I wonder if he read all that!? lol)

Thanks for hopping by,
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Stampin' Up! OnStage Fun at Luna Park

The past couple of weeks have been a bit crazy in the Sharp house as I prepared for the OnStage Local Event in Luna Park, Sydney. And when I say "I", I really mean "we"! Because if you are even close to the front door of my house in the weeks leading up to any Stampin' Up! event you will more than likely be given a job to do!

Friday night was the Centre Stage Local, held for Silver Elite and above Demonstrators. I was lucky enough this year to have my wonderful, supportive husband with me. The night was magnificent, as we overlooked the stunning Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House and enjoyed a beautiful meal. 

We received a lovely apron and stamp set and also the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  (I'd like to think the flower on the pocket of the apron was inspired by my logo, but I think it's probably just a lucky coincidence! Hehe)

Photos with the beautiful Kylie Bertucci and Barbara Williams.

Saturday - LET THE FUN BEGIN! I met up with my fabulous team, the Tickled pINK Stampers. I didn't let Daniel get out of the day and even though he doesn't look impressed...he's actually looking through the catalogue in that photo - bless that man! We all got excited over our new catalogues, prize patrol wins and left the day stamp sets, swaps, team gifts and full hearts. I really didn't want the day to end. 

Team Photo: Lissa Carter, Mehala Kan, Marlene Goulder, Melinda Brown, Donna Thoms, Kylie Mining, Nicole Anderson, Lisa Eaton. 
Team Gifts included a pink t-shirts, an inspiring book, a pink pencil, chocolates in a decorated box, bling lanyards, team badge all wrapped up in a pink bucket bag. A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY MUM, who sewed the gorgeous bags for my team gifts, they are even more beautiful in real life and I know will be cherished by all who received them. 

My swaps were made with the new Eastern Beauty stamp set and I love the sentiment in this set 'Let's be friends forever' - very fitting for swaps I thought!

Well, that's it! If you pop over to my Facebook Page you can see the live video I did today showing some of the swaps and lovely gifts I received.  


Register: If you live in Australia you can register >HERE< for a copy of the catalogue. They will be sent mid-May 2017.  *Please do not register if you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

Join: Would you like to view the it now? You can join my Tickled pINK Stampers Team and even have the opportunity to order early! Demonstrators can order from the catalogue on the 2nd May - how exciting is that! Click >HERE< to find out more about joining.

Thanks for supporting me and all my adventures!
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