Sunday, 18 March 2018

Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop - Follow that Sketch

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a lovely weekend! We are forever covered with white fluffy flakes up here in Canada. That means more time indoors, which equals more time for memory keeping if you ask me! Today I am hopping with the Scrapbook Sunday team! I am truly honoured to be joining them. For those who may be new here, my name is Carolynn Sander. I am a 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 take in all of the memory keeping inspiration to be shared! Believe me, you will fall in love!

Today's inspiration comes from a sketch! Yes that's right... the fabulous sketch above. To be honest, one could create many fabulous momento filled pages by following the above layout! It's pretty amazing! Here is my interpretation of the sketch...

So what do you think? Yes ... I changed it up a bit! I flipped my picture horizontally, and I moved a few of the elements around a wee little. But that is what is so fascinating about one's interpretation of a sketch. We will all come out with something slightly different in the end. And that is what makes it all so fabulous! 

I have been reminiscing about life more recently. I love my hobby. I love my career. But mostly I love what I have been blessed with (my family). These pages are more than art. They are celebrating special moments. Moments that at one point in time were the now. But now they are then. I want to cherish the now more, so that I can look back on the then. If that makes any sense. Cherish now...  

Of course Stampin' Up! has helped me to put these precious memories into the keepsake album forever. If you are interested in the array of Stampin' Up! products that went into the making of today's project feel free to check out the supply list at the end of today's post. But before you do that, you must check out the entire hop! Up next is Cathy Caines! She is my Canadian Idol! And she gets this fluffy snow thing! I can't wait to see what she has to share with us today!

Thank you so much for visiting! If you have any questions in regards to today's project feel free to contact me! As well, 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! And remember that Sale-A-Bration continues until the end of March! This means that you can earn free products for every $60 Canadian that you spend! It's pretty awesome!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖 

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 💖