Be Inspired Design Team Hop

26 June 2019

Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from the lovely and amazingly talented Stesha Bloodhart from the USA. 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 'Happy Mail / Just Because', which always seems like such a nice idea, however I'm literally the worst at sending cards. The worst! I always feel like I need to create something epic and fancy each time, when really I just need to keep it simple. Like I did here with this card, where I watercoloured the flowers from the Bloom and Grow stamp set and fussy cut the 'you' and multicoloured the 'make me smile' from two different stamp sets (Free as a Bird and Well Said) and added a linen thread bow and embossed the background with the Subtle 3D embossing folder...yeh, you know, keeping it simple! But I do enjoy creating and when I get started I love to figure it all out and send something special which made from the heart. This card will be going to someone special very soon and they do very much make me smile. 

Bloom and Grow - Page 131

Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is the fabulous Tanya Rees who is also from Australia. I know you will love her creations as much as I do!

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Sharp Family Update: As you may know I haven't been around much lately and unfortunately haven't had much time (or truthfully the inclination) for crafting. We have been selling our beautiful home in Kiama (on the NSW south coast) and with the current housing market the way it is, it has taken us much longer than we ever anticipated. This week we finally SOLD!! Settlement isn't until October and we will be staying in the house until after Christmas, which is great for our situation. I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, so I'm not going to share the next step in our house journey just yet. Stay tuned! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So beautiful Louise. Definitely my definition of simple too, lol.

  2. Such a great mail! Love your delightful and very special card!

  3. My goodness, Louise! This card is absolutely stunning! Every little details adds to the soft beauty of this card. I'm so glad to see you creating again and am THRILLED that your house has sold. What great news! ♥

  4. Congrats on the sale of your home. And how wonderful that you have an extended time to stay there and get ready to move. I look forward to hearing about your next steps! :O)

  5. Love this card, especially the scallop at the bottom of the Whisper white piece. Perfect touch.

  6. Beautiful card. I love your coloring and appreciate this inspiration.

  7. This card is gorgeous! Love your posts! Congrats on the house sale and may your move be seamless.