Be Inspired Design Team Hop

31 July 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 '2019-2021 In-Colors'. To keep up with current trends and colours Stampin' Up! introduce five new colours to their already amazing colour selection and these 'In-Colors' are available for two years. This year they are Rocco Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.

Being a pink girl I do without doubt of course love the Rococo Rose, however to mix things up a bit I decided to highlight the beautiful Purple Posy. All of the In-Colors coordinate with the current Stampin' Up! colours and I have paired the Purple Posy with the lovely Highland Heather from the Subtles Collection. 

I used my new Country Home stamp set and water-coloured it on watercolor paper using an Aqua Painter. Doesn't the gingham paper just look so 'country' with this stamp set! 

Country Home

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!

Much Love,
Louise xo
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Global Design Project - CASEing Janneke de Jong

29 July 2019

It's been a while since I have played along with the Global Design Project Design Team and I have to admit I am really enjoying finding my mojo again (who knows where it went?!) and my love of all things papercraft!

We are getting our inspiration from one of our talented Design Team Members, Janneke de Jong from the Netherlands. I honestly completely adore Janneke, she brings so much light and love into this world - she one of the good eggs! Apart from her being so incredibly lovely, she is also extremely talented and I loved CASE-ing her this week.
The definition of CASE: Copy And Share Everything or as the GDP call it Copy And Selectively Edit! 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.

My CASE Elements: For my CASE of Janneke's card I was inspired by the layout, white background, linen thread, bling and the thank you sentiment.

Modern Heart: I absolutely L.O.V.E this stamp set. I purchased it on my first order of the Annual Catalogue and sadly it's been sitting in my draw waiting for its time to shine! I stamped the image onto Watercolor Paper using Versa Mark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I love to watercolour and this was not for the faint-hearted (haha - see what I did there?!) however it's so much fun and therapeutic to sit and colour. I always start where I want the colour the darkest and blend out....remember practice makes perfect! 

Fun Fact: When a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator reaches the millon-dollar milestone (which is crazy amazing) the company celebrates this milestone by flying them to the head office in Utah and showering them with presents and flowers and one of those big oversized cheques to the value of ten thousand US dollars - PLUS you also get to design your very own stamp set!! Pretty cool huh!  Well, the Modern Heart Stamp Set was inspired by our very own Global Design Team Member, Steffi Helmschrott and we all couldn't be prouder of her!  You can read about Steffi's achievement here on Shelli's blog. 

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


Sharp Family Update: On my previous blog post (here) I shared why crafting has taken a backseat in my life - because we were selling our home, which is now sold - and I was hesitant to share the next step because at the time it wasn't finalised. I can now share the excitement of the next chapter....The Sharp's have purchased 50 acres of luscious green pastures! We have quite literally traded our beautiful home for a paddock...there's no electricity, no water, no house, no shed....but plenty of grass and bush rock. At this stage we will be staying where we are until January next year with the intention of getting some infrastructure (and power) onto the land. I've always been a bit of a country girl at heart and I'm excited about our new adventure. The goal down the track is to build a huge craftroom! 😜

Thanks for stopping by,
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