Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories Tin of Cards ~ Let's Get Hopping Round #1

Well hello everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your Wednesday! I know that I am! If you didn't know already, you are currently visiting my blog in Canada. My name is Carolynn Sander. And yes, I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! And yes, I love all things stamping related in this crazy fun world of Stampin' Up! If you have been hopping along today, you most likely arrived here via Gwen Stenzel Eich's blog. She has been stamping for quite some time now! Wasn't her project today awesome? I am so very thrilled to be teaming up with this talented group of stampers for today's "Let's get Hopping" Blog Hop. We are a diverse group! Some are new hoppers, and some are quite experienced. So let's give a round of applause to all who have participated today, and let's enjoy this around the world spectacle of stamping fun.
The theme for this inaugural hop is "Top Thrifty Tips"!  My thrifty tip of the day is, "If you see something you can stamp on, whatever you do, do not chuck it in the trash!" P-E-R-I-O-D! And seriously use your imagination with this one, as your can pretty well stamp on just about anything and everything! If you want to of course. Over a year ago, one of my most special BFFs (Katie from Saskatoon Playground Review), actually chucked the tin you see below... IN THE GARBAGE!!! To be fair, she was in the middle of a crazy move, and purging isn't the worst thing ever right? But in my mind, I was going to create something spectacular with this up-cycled tin!

Fast-forward to today, and here it is Katie! Today's blog hop gave me that extra oomph to decorate the tin that I have been hoarding for over a year! #notahoarder #justastampinghoarder

So what do you think? Did I not do this "Tin for a Train" justice? It looks much better here today than in the trash don't ya think? By the way Katie... I am hoping that I can get my poop together and send you another surprise in the mail. Maybe it will just so happen to be a tin of cards. 😉 #loveyoukatie

Honestly, as much as I L-O-V-E stamping and papercrafts, this entire outlet is purely about connection for me. My stamping friends are what keep me going on this crafting journey. As well, my "non-stamping" friends might just so happen to find me sending them a surprise on the odd occasion. Or... maybe I will be caught digging in their trash! lol No matter what, these extra special bonds are what keep me balanced, and I am forever blessed and thankful for that. So what do you say? Should we not be checking out what my newest stamping friend has to share? Ummm... Heck yah! And guess what! Tracy Bish is up next! I am sure you will love what she has to share with us today! FYI, click on the next button below so that you don't miss out!
Now if you are from Canada, & you want to make your own tin of cards, & you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator... you might want to check out the list of Stampin' Up! supplies below. If you click on the items in the list you will be directed to my online 24/7 Stampin' Up! supply shop!

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope that you leave here inspired to create with your own up-cycled items! Feel free to email me any questions you might have, or comment below. I am always oh so happy to help you with all of your stamping needs.

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Friday, 15 September 2017

Stampin' Up! Up & Away Thinlets ~ #TGIFC125

Hello everyone! Welcome to another fun Friday with the TGIF Challenges Design Team! If you are new here my name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Canadian Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta. Today's project theme is methods of travel! Cool huh? This topic can be combined with just about any sentiment or occasion. Do you have any travel themed stamps in your stash? If you do, we would love to have you join us this week over at TGIF! Have fun creating your masterpiece and upload it to your blog or favourite social media site. Then share it to our page! The more the merrier!

When creating today's project, I couldn't help but reach for my Stampin' Up! Up & Away Thinlets. Okay... and my Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste. I am hooked on this paste. I will try to avoid it's use in the near future. Sorry... that is a lie. #thereisnosuchthingastoomuchembossingpaste

So what do you think? I have noticed that in the past few years here in Calgary, once September comes around, there are often hot air balloons in the sky first thing in the morning. They seem to be afloat as I am hustling the kids off to school. There were some last week in fact. They are often bright and cheerful, full of primary colours. That is where my colour inspiration came from today.

Today's card turned out just as I had envisioned! I have to say that I love it when that happens, as that is not always the case when it comes to the creative process! Well... now it's your turn! Show us what you got! Join us in this week's TGIF Challenge! I can't wait to see your creations!

If you have any questions in regards to today's project, or if you are in Canada and are in need of a few Stampin' Up! supplies, feel free to contact me! I would love to hear from you! Either send me an email, or leave me a message in the comments section below!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!