Thursday, 13 July 2017

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop ~ Oh So Eclectic Bundle

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander's blog in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via Tanja Kolar's blog. Tanja is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator based out of Germany. She is creative in so many ways! I am sure she wowed you with her project today! The theme this week is Favourite Techniques! I can't wait to see what everyone's fave stamping techniques are! Make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you can carry along and be inspired by everyone in the hop this week!

Well if you didn't know, my fave technique is the Bokeh one! I find the look so beautiful in photography! The fact that you can achieve a similar look with inks and paper is remarkable to me! Check out the Bokeh project I created to share with you today!

I created a similar card a few weeks back for the TGIF team! You can check out my previous Bokeh card, as well as a video tutorial (by Diane Dimich) by clicking  HERE. Again I would like to thank Diane for giving me permission to share her tutorial. It is such an awesome, easy to follow video. After the hop you should go back and check it out for sure!

Today's card was created with some of my favourite aqua hues! You can check them all out in the Stampin' Up! supply list at the end of this post. The coolest phenomenon with this Bokeh technique is the fact that when you experiment with different ink colours, you get a stunning, but very different look each and every time! It's magical if you ask me! So what do you say? If you haven't played around with this technique yet, you must try it soon! Have fun with it!

Thank you oh so much for visiting today! Make sure to click on the next button below! It will take you to Maike Ulbrich's blog where there is more inspiration to be shared! The Be Inspired Team has a great line up of beautiful projects for you so be sure to enjoy it all!

Carolynn Sander -You Are Here

If you have any questions in regards to today's project feel free to contact me! As well, if you are in Canada and are interested in purchasing the products used today I would love to have you visit my Stampin' Up! online shop! Just click on the shop button below if you wish! 

Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Friday, 7 July 2017

A Collection of Favourites

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog & thank you for visiting! If you are new here my name is Carolynn and I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada! I have loved papercrafts for pretty much my entire life! Blogging is something I have now also grown to love. I have met so many wonderful crafters from around the world via this online outlet! For that I am super grateful! Today's post is a collection of some of my favourite projects that I have shared in the past few months. The reason I have gathered them here today, all in one post, is I am applying to be a display stamper at the Stampin' Up! Onstage event that will be in Utah come November of this year! Here's to hoping! I have been a display stamper for the Canadian Business Leadership conference last January. Other than that, I have never display stamped for an event as large as Onstage! Fingers crossed! I get so excited for this kinda thing. I'm like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to anything and everything Stampin' Up! So let's get to it!

This first project is my scrapbook page submission. You can view the full post by clicking HERE. This page came together quite easily with my Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons Bundle! Of course the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, and the Color Theory Card Pack were perfect for this fall layout as well! The way in which these products coordinate is amazing! Thank you Stampin' Up! for making the memory keeping process so effortless with these awesome products!

Next up are two of my favourite 3D projects that I have created. The Cool Treats Bundle, as well as the Envelope Punch board from Stampin' Up! made creating these yummy gift card holders a breeze! You can view my original post as well as a full tutorial on how to create these adorable matchbox gift card holders HERE

Moving on to the Christmas in July theme, I fancied up these Christmas treats, & assembled these gift card sized envelopes using some of my most beloved Stampin' Up! products! Check out the full supply list in my original post HERE. The Lemon Lime Twist &Tranquil Tide colour combo make these little Hershey chocolate nuggets worth their weight in gold!

Lastly, here are the three cards I have chosen for submission. Choosing three favourites was a tricky task, but here they are...

This first one was from a very recent post that I shared. You can see the full post HERE! I created a coordinating 3D item that goes along with this one! The Magical Mermaid stamp set is pretty much my favourite set at this present moment! I am a big fan of anything mystical!

Here is another current fave! The Ribbon Of Courage stamp set & the stained glass technique combine beautifully together here. I have a full video tutorial on how to replicate this technique in my original blog post HERE! I hope you all enjoy it! 

Lastly, here is a card that features my favourite technique! I truly am in love with the Bokeh look! It is stunning in photography, as well as in other forms of art, like cardmaking! You can view the original post for this card HERE! As well, I will have another Bokeh card to share with you next Thursday July 13th! Make sure come back for a repeat visit to check it out!  

Well that is it for today! Thank you so much for visiting! Fingers, toes, and everything crossed for me! There are so so many talented stampers out there! It is truly an honour when one is chosen for this work. If you want to call it work! Ha ha ha! I like to call it a paper crafter's dream come true! 

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn  💖

Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste ~ #TGIFC115

Happy Friday! Are you enjoying the heat these days? I am always loving the sunshine! We don't get enough of it up here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! I am therefore soaking in the rays these days... with my SPF 50 of course! Did I mention that I also love our air conditioner? AC makes papercrafting so much more enjoyable in this hot weather! It's the perfect escape! The TGIF Challenges team has a fabulous colour scheme to share with you this week! It is hot and trendy, but also super cool! It's the perfect mix for all! Check out the fab colours below! Also remember to stop by the TGIF Challenges site to soak up all of the wonderful project ideas this week! We would love to have you join in the fun! It could be a nice break from the scorching heat!

When experimenting with these fab colours this week, I decided to break out my  Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste! I have to say that I absolutely love this stuff! Have a look at my embossing paste creation below... 

What do you think? Isn't it lovely? If you haven't played with this paste yet make sure to check out the Stampin' Up! video below! You will then be able to understand how fantabulous this stuff is!

Did you watch the video? If so, you should now be able to truly understand how crazy fun this paste is to work with! I can't wait to experiment some more! But for now, I am going to go outside and enjoy some more of that sunshine! I hope you have an awesome weekend! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today & happy stamping!


Carolynn 💖