Friday, 16 March 2018

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set - #TGIFC151

Hi everyone! Welcome to another fun Friday with the TGIF Challenges team! My name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Today I have a  gorgeous floral card to share with you! I hope you enjoy it! As well, remember to check out the TGIF Challenges site today! There are lots of inspiring ideas! If you feel inclined, we would love to have you join in with us this week! Have fun creating your masterpiece and upload it to your blog or favourite social media site. Then share it to our page! It's a ton of fun!

Today's TGIF Challenge had me twitterpated! This bouquet was so stunning that I didn't think I could possible interpret it with my stamps and ink. I am not gonna lie, I fumbled with quite a few flowery stamps before I came up with today's card! And I am more than pleased with how it turned out. Sometimes a fun challenge is just what you need to get those creative juices flowing! 

I used three stamp sets when creating today's work of art. They included the Touches of Texture Stamp Set, the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, and the Dare To Dream Stamp Set. After stamping and embossing my flowery images on Watercolor Paper, I lightly washed it with my Aqua Painter and Daffodil Delight Ink. I then spent almost an hour watercoloring those pretty flowers just so. I used Calypso Coral, Rose Red, and Lemon Lime Twist for the flowers and leaves. Next I went over certain areas of the background with Peekaboo Peach. It turned out so delightful. These hues are some of my most favorite, making this one of my most favorite cards I have ever created. Thanks so much for the inspiration TGIF!

What do you think of the accents used on today's project? Aren't they stunning? And so perfect? I love the array of coordinating products that Stampin' Up! offers. They give any handmade project that extra WOW factor! You can check out the full list of supplies that I used here by scrolling down to the end of this post. If you are from Canada, you can click on those supplies and the links will take you to my online 24/7 Stampin' Up! supply shop! I hope you enjoy! 

Thank you so much for visiting today! Remember to stop by the TGIF Challenges site and join in the fun this week! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - True Gentleman

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a lovely weekend! Today I am a guest designer with the Stamping Sunday team! I am truly honoured to be joining them. For those who may be new here, my name is Carolynn Sander. I am Canadian Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator located in Calgary, Alberta. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope that you enjoy! Make sure to click through the blog list at the end of today's post so that you capture all of the masculine inspiration today!!

Today's post is showcasing the True Gentleman Suite from Stampin' Up! Masculine cards and projects are often a challenge for many. This bundle of products makes creating for the men in your life a breeze!

If you have yet to take a look at the Truly Tailored Bundle check it out in the photo below! You won't be disappointed!

Did you notice anything different on my projects today? Yep... you guessed it! I switched out one of the images on the "Lookin' Sharp" stamp. Are you curious as to how I did this? Well it is quite simple! I applied some of my handy Washi Tape over the glasses on the stamp, prior to inking it up with my Versamark Pad. I then carefully removed the Washi Tape and then stamped on my cardstock. Voila! It's that simple! I then took the little bow tie from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and embossed it. Next I punched it out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I realize that I could have used the bow tie that comes with the Truly Tailored stamp set. However, the option I chose meant that there was no fussy cutting for me! And no fussy cutting makes this girl happy! 😊

The little matchbox you see above is the ideal size to hold a gift card, and it's perfect for just about any occasion! I created it using the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board. If you would like to check out a tutorial (complete with step by step pictures) that features this matchbox, then visit this previous post I created by clicking HERE. You're welcome! As well make sure to check out the rest of the hop today! All of the links are posted below! Next up is Janneke de Jong from the Netherlands! I know that you will love Janneke's creations as much as I do!

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop List
Thank you so very much for visiting today! I am always so thrilled to have you! If you have any questions in regards to today's project feel free to message me, or leave a comment below! As well, if you are from Canada and you are interested in purchasing products from my Stampin' Up! online store just click on the "Shop" icon below!!
Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖