Thursday, 9 September 2021

Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper - #TGIF333

Hi everyone! My name is Carolynn, I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The TGIF Team is at it again with some crafty inspiration! Come on over to the TGIF Challenges Site and have fun creating with us! We would love to see what you come up with!



This week's TGIF theme is based on the above Sketch! To be honest, sketch challenges are my favourite! They always make me think outside the box! I would never have created today's card without this week's TGIF inspiration! 


The Stampin' Up! Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper is one of those special items that one can one can receive for free during the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion! All that is required is a minimum purchase of $60 Canadian and it's yours! Feel free to send me a message if you require more details. In the meantime, check out all of the cute papers that are a part of this pack.💖


I honestly have not had the time or energy to craft the way I would like to these days. Saying that, it is still so much a part of me. Taking the time to create this week was exactly what my soul needed. I hope you feel inspired and take some time to create as well.


Thank you so much for visiting today! Feel free to leave a comment below! & Remember to check out the TGIF Challenges Site this week to join in the fun with us! I can't wait to see what everyone creates! 
 
Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖


Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via my super talented friend Janneke! Wasn't her creation today fabulous? She is always inspiring me! 💖



The theme for today's hop is Designer Series Paper (DSP)! Stampin' Up! has a sale on DSP right now, so this month's theme is very fitting! I hope you are as inspired as I am by the Be Inspired Team's DSP themed projects. 💖


Today's card features the Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals DSP!  💖 What I love about Stampin' Up! DSP is that it is double sided. One side is usually more intricate/bold, and the other side is usually more monotone/subtle. For today's project I chose to opt on the subtle side. Stampin' Up! DSP is so versatile. Whatever the project you are creating, I am sure you will find something that fits with what you are envisioning. There are so many options and patterns available. Take a look at the Pansy Petals DSP below and you understand what I am taking about. 


I am in love with everything that is included in the Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle! But I cannot lie... the gingham print on this DSP is my favorite! Our daughter loves it just as much. She is 10 years old and she is the wonderful creator of the stunning card below! 


I think that we both had similar visions, and yet we portrayed what we had envisioned in very different ways. Do you not see a perfectly checked tablecloth when you look at this DSP? It makes me want to prepare for a family gathering whenever I catch a glimpse. I think Calissa thought the same. I love how she designed this layout. Her name means "Most Beautiful". Call me biased, but both she and her artwork are pretty stink'n beautiful. I love her to the moon and back times infinite.💖


I hope you enjoyed today's inspirational pieces! Feel free to leave a comment below, or message me if you have any questions. & On that note, up next in today's hop is Brian King! I can't wait to see what he has to share with us today! His projects are always spectacular!

Blog Hop Line Up

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today! If you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! products, I would love to have you visit my Stampin' Up! online shop! Just click on the shop button below if you wish! 

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set - #TGIFC325

Hi everyone! My name is Carolynn, I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The TGIF Team is at it again with some crafty inspiration! Come on over to the TGIF Challenges Site and have fun creating with us! We would love to see what you come up with!




This week's TGIF theme is Vacation Vibes! What a fun theme hey? We just came home from a fun camping beach vacation. Although I am late to the challenge, I was very excited to participate with my TGIF pals this week! I appreciate this group of crafty friends so much! Not only are they the most talented paper crafters around, but they bring me joy! They have been there for me through the tough times this past year and then some. I want to say thank you to the TGIF team for being so incredibly amazing! I love all of you to the beach and back! 


For today's card not only did I use one of my favourite beachy stamp sets, I also played with the amazing Designer Series Paper (DSP) pictured below. 


This Designer Series Paper is one of those special items that can be earned by hosting your own Stampin' Up! event, or by purchasing enough Stampin' Up! products ($200 Canadian Before Shipping & Tax) to qualify for hostess benefits! Pretty awesome I must say so myself! 💖


If you are interested in browsing more fun projects that utilize these Stampin' Up! products then click HERE... & HERE! I have only just begun creating and I am already in love. I hope you are too.

Thank you so much for visiting today! Feel free to leave a comment below! & Remember to check out the TGIF Challenges Site this week to join in the fun with us! I can't wait to see what everyone creates! 
 
Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖





Saturday, 3 July 2021

Stampin' Up! Jar Of Flowers Stamp Set - #TGIFC323

Hi everyone! My name is Carolynn, I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The TGIF Team is at it again with some crafty inspiration! Come on over to the TGIF Challenges Site and have fun creating with us! We would love to see what you come up with!




This week's TGIF theme is this gorgeous, bright, and fun color combo! Anytime we have a color combo with a bright green I can't help but reach for one of my favourite flower stamp sets! The Stampin' Up! Jar Of Flowers Stamp Set, Momento Black Ink, and a few Stampin' Blends are all you need to create a card like the one that I have shared with you today!  


I love how the Stampin' Blends give such a soft smooth look when coloring. If you have yet to play with the Stampin' Blends you can watch the video tutorial from Stampin' Up! below. Once you try them out you won't want to color with anything else! 


The Stampin' Up! Jar Of Flowers Stamp Set is also one of my top items! Check out all of the beautiful images that are part of this set! 


As you can see the variety of florals in this stamp set make for stunning creations! Paired with this week's TGIF Challenges color combo one can't go wrong! Here is another close up of today's work of art.    


Thank you so much for visiting today! Feel free to leave a comment below! & Remember to check out the TGIF Challenges Site this week to join in the fun with us! I can't wait to see what everyone creates! 

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖





Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop - Friendship

 Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via my super talented friend Tanya Rees! Wasn't her creation today fabulous? She is always inspiring me! 💖


The theme for today's hop is Friendship! I have been missing gathering with my friends in person soooooo much these days!  I was therefore more than happy to create a project that fit with today's theme. I might have to create a few cards like this to send off to those special people that are there for me through thick and thin, together and apart. 


Today's card features the Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle! It has the perfect stamps and sentiments for today's hop! You can view the stamps and dies that are part of this set in the image below. If you are in Canada, and you love this bundle of products as much as I do, feel free to click on the SHOP icon at the end of today's post so that you can order your own bundle to create with.💖


If you noticed I took the big die from the bundle above and cut out a few bits to customize my seascape. These dies are fun to play with, I can only begin to imagine all of the possibilities. 


I also used a few of my favourite new embellishments from the new Stampin' Up! catty. The 2021-2023 In Color Jewels are perfect for that extra touch of bling don't you agree?


I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration piece! Feel free to leave a comment below, or message me if you have any questions. & On that note, up next in today's hop is Brian King! I can't wait to see what he has to share with us today! His projects are always spectacular!

Blog Hop Line Up

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today! If you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! products, I would love to have you visit my Stampin' Up! online shop! Just click on the shop button below if you wish! 

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Friday, 30 April 2021

Stampin' Up! Ombre Gift Bags - #TGIFC314

Hi everyone! My name is Carolynn, I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The TGIF Team is at it again with some crafty inspiration! Come on over to the TGIF Challenges Site and have fun creating with us! We would love to see what you come up with!




This week's TGIF theme is a Designer Take Over! Charlet Mallett is the Designer that is taking us down with her this week! Charlet is not only talented, but she is one of the most humble and kind paper-crafters that I have been so blessed to have met. When I heard Charlet came up with this week's TGIF theme I just absolutely had to create a project to honour her. I love yah Charlet! So on with the Ombre project ... thanks to Charlet's genius idea. 💖


Today's project features many sneak peeks from the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue. I was able to create today's "Ombre" themed project with ease thanks to the Stampin' Up! Ombre Gift Bags. They are quite beautiful and can be used to create a gamut of projects if one puts their mind to it. 💖


I don't have intricate instructions to share with you today, but this gift card holder was created quite simply by folding one of those Ombre Gift Bags in half. Once you fold it in half, make sure to apply some good adhesive to the inside fold area (in order to adhere it to itself). You will then be left with a pocket to slip that beautiful gift card in. All that is left to do is decorate it with your favorite stamps and ink. Voila! You now have gift card holders for those special Birthdays, Mom's Day, or for those end of the year teacher gifts. Maybe even gift one to that special health care provider to say thanks. The thoughtful ideas are endless.       


Now for the throwback, here is a picture of Charlet and I. We met at Stampin' Up! Onstage Live in 2017! One of my best crafting memories! I can't wait to meet with my fellow crafters in person again one day! Not sure when that will be, but I do know it will be worth the wait! 💖


Thank you so much for visiting today! Feel free to leave a comment below! & Remember to check out the TGIF Challenges Site this week to join in the fun with us! I can't wait to see what everyone creates! 

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖




Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop - Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle

 Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via my super talented friend Cathy Caines! Wasn't her creation today fabulous? She is always inspiring me! 💖


The theme for today's hop is Flowers! With spring just under way here in Canada I feel this theme is exactly what I need right now. To me flowers represent hope and new growth. I can't wait to see what all of our blog hopping members have to share with us today! You may also notice a new addition to our team. Jennifer Picard is another talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Canada! We are so excited to have her join us! I can't wait to see her inspirational works of art! 


Today's card features some my most favourite products from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Today's project is a sneak peek of what is to come! The new Catalogue is set to be released May 4, 2021. So stay tuned, and the meantime I hope you enjoy the melody of products that I used on today's project! 💖


I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration piece! Feel free to leave a comment below, or message me if you have any questions. & On that note, up next in today's hop is Brian King! I can't wait to see what he has to share with us today! His projects are always spectacular!

Blog Hop Line Up

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today! If you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! products, I would love to have you visit my Stampin' Up! online shop! Just click on the shop button below if you wish! 

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖