Be Inspired Blog Hop - Favourite Celebration

Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. 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 'Your Favourite Celebration'. Firstly, I have to say that I think weddings and babies would be on par with each other for me. I enjoy weddings and being able to witness two people who love each other commit to a life together - plus dressing up is fun! However, this week babies win, because my lovely friend Belinda welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world yesterday. Celebrating the birth of a new baby is always special. I love their little fingers and toes and who can resist the sweet smell of a newborn baby - it's simply heaven!
This card was inspired by a card my lovely friend and Artisan Team Member created a couple of months ago. Holly Stene from Holly's Hobbies made the cutest baby card using the Moon Baby stamp set and I wanted to put my spin on it.  Thanks for the inspiration Holly!

Firstly I cut the circle using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped the moon baby stamp with Archival Black Ink with the star coming off a little from the bottom. I stamped the image again into Shimmery White and watercoloured with the Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter. I then used a my paper snips and cut out the baby and moon, removing the bow and star and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. I the cut  out the star and glued it with small amount of Multipurpose Tombow Glue. The clouds are from the Up and Away Thinlits Dies and the sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set.

Next up for you to 'Be Inspired' by is my talented friend Allison Okamitsu from the Canada. I wonder what her favourite celebration will be? The celebration of our friendship? Hahaha (I celebrate that everyday!) 

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: MAY HOSTESS CODE: PH6TWXRP.

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Aim for Alaska Blog Hop

Welcome to the Aim for Alaska Blog Hop! You are currently at Louise Sharp - please make sure at the bottom of the this post you click on the person after me. 

What is Aim For Alaska? It is an online training Facebook group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who receive training and coaching from the amazing Kylie Bertucci, who runs a successful Stampin' Up! business herself and was ranked number #1 in Australia this past year. This group also supports each other with our own knowledge and wisdom and with any luck some of us will earn the next incentive trip to Alaska by September!

The theme for this hop is 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek - just in case you weren't enough excited about the release of the upcoming catalogue on 1st June! 

I just LOVE this little girl from the Birthday Delivery stamp set on page 69 of the new catalogue. She is so sweet. I watercoloured her dress with Soft Sky and Dapper Denim and her hair is Daffodil Delight with highlights of Crumb Cake.
I made a similar card only recently and so many people loved her that I wanted to create more for another group I am part of called the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Group. I am in a swap group with 10 other ladies who will be receiving one of these sweet little girls. (Sorry to ruin the surprise to any of the swap girls - hopefully now you're even more excited?!)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Again, please make sure you click on the next person after me on the list: 

The 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue will go live on the 1st June. If you live in Australia and would like a copy of the upcoming catalogue please Click Here and I will pop one in the post for you.  *Australian Residents Only.

If you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and looking for business support and training, I highly recommend subscribing to the Aim For Alaska Training Group. Applications are currently closed and will be opening again in September. Click Here for more information from Kylie about this wonderful group and how to join.

If you live in Australia and would like to join Stampin' Up! and be a part of the Stampin' Up! family of like-minded crafters - I would love you to join my team. Click Here for more information about joining.

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Global Design Project - CASEing Shawn

This week at the Global Design Project we are getting our inspiration from one of our talented Design Team Members, Shawn de Oliveira from the US. I have always loved Shawn's clean and sophisticated style. 

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 have always loved the large rose from the Rose Wonder stamp set and even more exciting is that this stamp set is carrying over into the new catalogue. It's a beautiful and versatile stamp set and with the coordinating Rose Garden Thinlits, I would go as far to say it should be a staple item in your stamping stash!  

I have seen many different creations made using this set and this stamp really does do all the work! I wanted to keep my card clean and simple with some easy watercolouring using the Aqua Painter and ink from the lids of Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz. To do this I used a small amount of ink and lightly coloured the entire area and left to dry. I repeated the process only focusing on the darker areas, leaving to dry after each colour and used papersnips to cut out the flower, leaving off the large leaf. I then adhere the flower using Multipurpose Glue to the top the card - leaving the edges of the rose to curl up a little, giving it that slight amount of dimension.

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

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: MAY HOSTESS CODE: PH6TWXRP.

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Cool Treats - 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 - she is so amazing! 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 Cool Treats Suite. There has been so amazing projects created with this delightful suite and I too have had lots of fun playing with this set. 
I made the ice-creams using the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies which coordinate with the Cool Treats Stamp Set. The waffle cones are cut out from the Tasty Treats Specialty Paper. I decided on a long card this week and I really like it - I think you will see this type of card from me a little more often! 

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: MAY HOSTESS CODE: PH6TWXRP.

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Global Design Project - Theme Cahllenge

There's an an awesome challenge over at the Global Design Project this week - Cooking, Baking and Making - how fun!

Eye-spy with my little eye a NEW Stampin' Up! product! Yes - that's correct, the Wood Crate Framelits are super fun and I know this is one I will be using a lot. Also the upcoming Wood Textures Paper is gorgeous and is another top favourite.

My little crate is filled with handmade sweet biscuits and the label is made using retiring stamp sets - Better than Email and Perfect Mix - get in quick before they are gone.  

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

If you are placing an ORDER at my ONLINE SHOP please make sure you use the MAY HOSTESS CODE: PH6TWXRP

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