Be Inspired Design Team Hop

28 March 2018

Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my amazingly talented and super funny friend Cathy Caines from Canada. 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 'Be Inspired by New Life'- Spring, Wedding, Baby etc.

I decided to make a baby card for a friend who has recently had twins. There's actually a couple of friends who have had babies recently - so even though it's Autumn here in Australia it seems it is still the season for new life! 

How sweet are those little lambs?! I used the Moon Baby stamp set on page 106 of the Annual Catalogue and watercoloured them. I really like the rustic look using the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and to try and keep the background neutral I used a Crumb Cake base and the stripes are from the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper on page 29 of the Occasions Catalogue. 

Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is my talented and super sweet friend, Janneke de Jong from the Netherlands.


Stamping By The Sea II
Preparations are underway for our second Stamping By The Sea Retreat. It will be held at East Beach Holiday Park, Kiama on the beautiful NSW South Coast. Last year was a huge success and so much fun and this one is set to be bigger and better!

"Congratulations Louise on running a fantastic craft retreat last weekend. While l know we were not devoted Stampin' Up-ers, everyone and especially you went out of their way to make the 'newbies' welcome which meant a lot. Every single detail was lovely...from the decorations, food, gifts and games and make and takes...every single thing. Looking forward to next year already. Thanks for having us!" - Kathy.

"Louise you are a legend! Along with Tracey (chef), Phyl (Louise's mum) and your posse of helpers you managed to create a truly amazing weekend retreat for me and all the ladies. It was nothing short of perfect with every detail carefully planned and executed. Thank you so much. It was a memorable first Stamping By the Sea." - Mehala

"Thank you again Louise and Tracey for organising such a brilliant weekend. Thank you to ALL of you for making me feel so welcome and making my very first retreat so memorable. I learned lots of handy tips and tricks and had so much fun. I miss you all heaps already! Bring on next year!" - Leigh

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  1. BAM! Such an incredible card. Just tiny details and it´s peeeerfect. I am in love with your sweet card. TFS!
    Hugs Tanja

  2. Perfect baby colors, theme.. love it as a whole! And twins are so much fun to craft. Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. What a sweet card. I love those two little bunnies!

  4. Your card is so amazing Louise ;)
    I love it!