Thursday 23 February 2017

Be Inspired Blog Hop ~ Sending Love

Well hello friends! Here we are enjoying yet another leap of creativity with today's global blog hop with the "Be Inspired Design Team". You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander's blog in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been jumping along, you would would have arrived here from Maike Ulbrich's blog. Maike is from Germany and is super talented on so many levels! I can't express how great it is to be sharing bits of ink & inspiration in a blog hop with all of the fabulous stamping members on this team! Make sure you click on the next button at the end of this post so that you can follow along and be inspired by everyone's papercrafting art!

The theme for this week is sending love ... yah I know Valentine's Day is over. But wait a minute! Does that not mean that we can't share bits of love all year long? Like maybe we all need to think about this just a little bit longer ... and realize that we can spread love all year long if we choose to. Now a days it is all about choice, and living in the moment. I truly believe in this. If we choose, we can make someone's day just that much happier by expressing our feelings of like and love, verses hate and sorrow. As my wee daughter said the other day as we were making cards together, "Mommy I love you more than any number! I love you as much as you want me to, and there is no number to say how much I love you." Out of the mouths of babes, we need to love each other more than numbers can count, & more than one can express. Only then will this world, and ourselves be whole. So on that note, let's all just send love.

Today's card is yet another shaker! If you have been following my blog in the last year, you may have realized that I am a fool for falling in love with shaker cards! I LOVE THEM! I will try and hold back in the near future, but I can't promise that you won't see a few more. Like, let's get real! Who doesn't want to shake it! Here is a tutorial from Stampin' Up (if you have yet to view it) on how to create your own shaker.

Seriously, what's not to love here? Just make sure to send it, pay it, or just shake it forward! Make someone smile, & you will for sure spread the LOVE! Speaking of love, you will LOVE the next post in the hop because it has been put together by yours truly, Kimberly Van Diepen! Make sure you click on the button below! You don't want to miss out. <3

Carolynn Sander You Are Here

Thank you oh so much for stopping by today! I hope you loved all of the projects this week. If you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing a few items, like the ones used to create today's project, just click on the supplies below. They will take you to my Canadian online Stampin' Up shop! It's open 24-7 for your crafting convenience!


Carolynn 💖


  1. Shaker cards are so much fun and what a perfect way to use this technique! Those little hearts in there are so adorable. Gorgeous card Carolynn.

  2. This is such a great card, Carolynn! I love the way you've cropped out the Bloomin' Heart and the divided panels of papers on the front of the card. Love it!

  3. Oh i love shaker cards. Yours screams out LOVE sooo terrific, i love it! :)