Be Inspired Blog Hop - Case The Catalogue

29 June 2022

Hello and welcome to the June 2022 Be Inspired Blog Hop. You may have hopped here from my fabulously talented friend Angela Meiritz-Reid from New Zealand. Please hop around by clicking the next button at the bottom of this post.

The theme for this months hop is 'Case The Catalogue'. The latest/new 2022-2023 Catalogue is bursting with gorgeous new stamps and lovely products, however at the time of writing this I am yet to receive my latest order so I am using the very adorable Peekaboo Farm. Thankfully this stamp set has carried over because I have only just now had the chance to use it. 

I cased my card from pages 54-55 of the new Annual Catalogue using the very adorable Peekaboo Farm stamp set. As soon as I spotted it with the stonewall I knew it was going to be another stamp set that I just had to have. You know how it is - it's not a want, it's a need! 😉 

Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is my incredibly talented Aussie team mate, Tanya Rees. Hit the Next Button:

The Amazing 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue - And Ideas Book!
Like most creatives, I too often get stuck in a rut and go on the search for inspiration, but I'll be (embarrassingly) honest, I rarely look in the catalogue for inspiration. Isn't that crazy?! Well, who would have thought that it really is bursting with so many fabulous ideas (haha) - from great card layout ideas, lovely colour combinations, gift giving and packaging ideas and different ways to use ribbons and embellishments. I think with the past couple of catalogues I have only flicked through them with the focus on the stamp sets (and how much I need to budget!) and didn't pay attention to the beautiful details and all the stunning creations. If you're like me and only look at the stamp sets (surely I am not the only one) I urge you to also 'Case The Catalogue', because I guarantee you too will get so much inspiration from this beautifully curated masterpiece. 

I made this card for our dear friends Kel and Mahlah Grey who own and run a local family dairy farm called The Pines Kiama. (Note the pic below with the stonewall as to why I 'needed' this stamp set!). They have had a tough few years to say the least with droughts, a pandemic and to top it off months of endless rain. But despite their hardships they always have a smile. Together they have three gorgeous girls and I genuinely don't know how they do it.  

They recently took a leap of faith in hope to build their small business and opened a small produce shop called The Pines Pantry. It stocks their fresh products including *the best* gelato and cheeses you've ever tasted - I promise I'm not joking when I say it's the best - they have been featured on Better Homes & Gardens and in magazines including Delicious, The Land, Good Weekend and my personal favourite Country Style Magazine and they all agree that it's the best too! 

Kel and Mahlah, (if you're reading this) - Congratulations on opening your new shop, you are the epitome of resilience and we are so incredibly proud to be a very small part of your exciting new adventure. You are truly inspiring. 💗

Thanks for stopping by, 
Louise xo

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