Thursday 27 April 2017

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop ~ Colorful Seasons

Hi everyone! Welcome to another edition of the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! We are so happy you have joined us! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander's blog. I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been hopping along with us, you would have just visited Maike Ulbrich's blog! Her work is always so fabulous! I hope you enjoy today's hop! The theme this time around is favourite seasons! Make sure you click on the next button at the end of this post so that you can see the incredible line up of amazing projects!

When I originally was thinking about my favourite season, I thought, "Summer, summer, summer! " I think this is primarily because I cannot wait for summer to come right now. Up here in Canada, our winters tend to last longer than most! It is spring here right now, & we literally had snow 2 days ago!!! Like hello Easter has come & gone, & it is still snowing??? Yep that's what we live with here. As much as summer is what I am longing for right now, I would have to say that fall is my most favourite time of year. I love the beauty of fall. The colourful leaves, the pumpkin spiced lattes, the sweater weather.... It's not too hot nor is it too cold. It is perfect!  So perfect, that this is when we tend to get our outdoor photos done every year!

If you saw my previous blog post, it was pretty much a showcase of our sweet baby girl! I only thought it fair to show off the sweet little man in out family as well. Our son would have been 6 when this photo was taken, that's actually the same age that my daughter is now! I truly love reminiscing on their baby years. This decorative framed photo is a great way to cherish those special moments & it came together super quick with some of my most favourite Stampin' Up! products!

Most of the products I have used today were part of my Product Purchase Premiere! What does this mean? Well they aren't available until the new catalogue comes out on June 1st! But... they are amazing! I have only given you a glimpse of this one collection today! Believe me, you will be amazed & so excited to craft once you get your hands on these products! In the meantime, you will want to make sure that you check out the online Stampin' Up! shop! There are many discounts on retiring & clearance items, but they are while supplies last!

That's it for me today! I hope I have inspired you to dig through those special photos & get crafting! Meanwhile, you won't want to miss the rest of this amazing hop today, so click on the next button below! Kimberly Van Diepen is next up! She always rocks the hop!!!

Louise Sharp
Brian King
Allison Okamitsu
Kylie Bertucci
Katy Harrison
Maike Ulbrich
Carolynn Sander
Kimberly Van Diepen
Nadine Hößrich
Sarah Berry

If you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! products please click on the shop button to the top or right of this post. I have also left a small supply list of items below! It's small because most of the items I used today are a sneak peek of what's to come in the new catalogue! You're welcome!


Carolynn 💖


  1. Such a great project, Carolynn! I love the colors you've showcased here - and I, too, love Autumn.

  2. Beautiful layout! Love the way you used the new 6x6 papers in the background!

  3. Autumn is my favorite too, and my Daughter got Married Oct. 17th, when the fall colors on the trees were in full swing! I will be CASE'ing your layout for a wedding picture frame, thank you for sharing a beautiful inspiration piece!