Thursday, 11 January 2018

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop - Bubble Over With Sale-A-Bration

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander. I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via Jenny Hall! She is new to the Be Inspired Design Team and we are over the moon to have her here with us today! Wasn't her project this week gorgeous? Jenny is always sharing lovely works of art. Make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you catch all of the fabulous projects our team has to share with you today!

The theme this week is Sale-A-Bration! I am in love with the entire Bubble Over Bundle that is in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. Want to know what is even more fabulous about this bundle? Well as part of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion, you can earn the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and/or the 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon Pack for free with a qualifying purchase! All of these products coordinate beautifully together! I have used both of these free products on today's card, and there are many other Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for free as well! This special runs until the end of March so you have plenty of time to earn all of the free stuff you want! It's a papercrafter's dream come true really!

If you are interested in seeing the the Bubble Over Bundle up close, have a peek at the video from Stampin' Up! below! It gives the perfect overview of these fun fizzy products!

As well, here are some up close pictures of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration products I featured today!

What a yummy collection hey? You may have noticed that I customized the saying on today's card. Am I punny sometimes? Yep... you betcha! I couldn't help myself! I have many more puns for this set stored in my wee brain for future use. lol

Maike Beimler is up next in the hop today! She is always making me fall out of my chair with her gorgeous work! I can't wait to see what she has to share with us for Sale-A-Bration!

Thank you so much for visiting today! If you would like to view all of the Stampin' Up! products that were used to create today's card check out the supply list below. 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!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Friday, 5 January 2018

Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture Stamp Set - #TGIFC141

Good day everyone! Welcome to another fun Friday with the TGIF Challenges team! For those who may be new here, my name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Canadian Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta. Today the TGIF team is sharing a fab colour combo! I hope that you can join us in creating some of your most amazing projects with these colours as your inspiration! Be sure to stop by the TGIF Challenges site so that you can enjoy all of the regal projects we have to share with you as well! 

Interestingly enough, when I first had a glimpse of this week's combo I thought, "Well that's nice, but not a combo I would have chosen." & Believe it or not I love it when this happens, as it makes me create with products that usually wouldn't be my first grab! It helps me to expand my creativity. As well it makes me realize that I had pretty much no Island Indigo cardstock left in my stash. How on earth could this be? Hence another item to add to my next order! lol 

To be honest, I pretty much whipped today's card up as fast as I could. I am still getting over the holiday rush. Catching up sounds like a funny joke right now, but we are getting there in our house. So yes, today's card included some very basic stamping using today's awesome colour combo that I would have never thunked up!

Unfortunately, I have a close friend whom suffered a couple of close losses over the holidays. Therefore a sympathy card was in order. I think that these regal colours combined with the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes really exemplify the feeling of loss. It saddens me deeply to have such an amazing friend go through what she has endured the past few weeks. I truly believe that when one's wounds are so so deep, there is nothing that we can say to make it better. But we can be there. Being there is key.

I hope that I didn't put too much of a damper on your day, but loss is something we all face at some point in life. Let's enjoy our day now, and live every moment to the fullest.

Take care, sending all my love.

Carolynn 💖