Friday, 13 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Suite & Number of Years Stamp Set ~ #TGIFC129

Happy Friday to all! For those who might be new here, I am a Canadian Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Another Friday means more fun with the TGIF Challenges Team! The inspiration for this week's challenge comes from a lovely sketch ! Make sure you drop by the TGIF Challenges site this week! You won't want to miss all of the fabulous creativity that is being shared."

To be honest, sketch challenges are my fave! I especially love all of the sketches that my friend Jeanna pumps out! She is our team lead over at TGIF, and all that I can say is that she is well.... pretty awesome! Here is my take on this week's sketch...

 When I stared at this week's sketch, I initially wondered as to where I should start? What kind of card should I create? Who has a birthday coming up? Then the harsh reminder hit me... our baby is turning 7 this month. It's a celebration for sure. But also, it's a reminder that our babies are growing up. I work in an area where some don't have the privilege of watching their kids grow old. So in this sense, I know that I am blessed. At the same time, some selfish, loving, joyful part of me, just wishes I could freeze time. To hold these precious moments forever. To keep my babies small. One thing I know for sure is that I will always be their mommy. And they will forever be my babies. On that note, let's just enjoy our youth! My plan today is to go for a jog, or a walk, with my beautiful family. I will enjoy each and every day. For every day is a blessing.

Not gonna lie, I think my sweet babe caught a glimpse of this card today. I know because I saw a glimmer in her eye as she glanced my way while I was creating today's masterpiece. I hope that her heart is as full as mine. I am so blessed to be her mom, and will always be so proud to say that she is my daughter. She is always making me smile with her hand crafted art. It makes me happy to think that I can do the same for her. I can't wait to plan the final details for her birthday! There will be lots of colour, & a few unicorns! I know that much!

Well, thank you so much for visiting today! I hope that you have enjoyed today's sketch project! Remember to stop by the TGIF Challenges site and play along! As well, feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop ~ Color Theory Designer Series Paper

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 Monica Gale. Monica is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator based out of the UK. She is pretty amazing! Wasn't her project this week fabulous? I would have to say so! 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 this week! If you do, you will certainly be inspired! 

The theme this week is patterned paper! I decided to share a fancy fold card with you today that showcases the Color Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP). When you combine a fun fancy fold with amazing paper you are bound for success!

The "Fancy Fold" you see here is known as a shutter card. I think it gets it's name from the surprise view you get when you open the card. Check it out in the interactive video below!

Cool huh? These cards are what you call FuNkY FuN! You must give this technique a try! Just do a google search for "Shutter Card" & voila! There are many tutorials out there!

Now on to the next amazingly FuNkY FuN project! Maike Beimler is up next! She is pretty cool! I know you will love what she has to share with us today!

Carolynn Sander - You Are Here

Thank you so much for visiting today! 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!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖