Friday, 26 May 2017

Stampin' Up! Jar Of Love ~ Rochelle Blok Inspired ~ #TGIFC109

Well hello Friday! Where have you been all week? Regardless of the "short work week" I have been longing for Friday to come along & I am so happy it's here! You know what Friday means? TGIF Challenge day! Yay! I have been so hyped to share today's card with you as it is inspired by the fabulous Rochelle Blok! Rochelle is on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design team this year & it's no wonder why! Her creativity is incredible! Not only am I thrilled to be on the TGIF Challenges team with her, but I am ecstatic that we are showcasing her this week as I can't say I know of anyone more deserving than her! So cheers to Rochelle! Remember to stop by the TGIF Challenges site today (if you haven't already) to oogle over all of the other Rochelle infused projects!

When showcasing our designers the idea is to check out their blog, find a favourite project, and use that as inspiration when creating your own work of art. Rochelle's blog is full of beautiful projects, I ended up choosing a couple of her cards as inspiration & turned them into a hybrid you could say! Have a look at her masterpieces below! You can see why I chose to use these Jar Of Love cards as my inspiration.

Rochelle's cards are so fabulous! I hope I do her justice! I am a wee bit nervous to present, but here is what I came up with...

I was smitten over Rochelle's choice of colour on both of these cards! As well, the gold polka dot background & the gold splatter had me absolutely twitterpated! I unfortunately didn't have the Stampin' Up!  Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate polka dot background paper that Rochelle used on her card. It is now on my wish list! I therefore had to ink outside the box! Sorry for the funny pun! lol ... In order to give myself a similar look I decided to dry emboss a polka dot background with my Stampin' Up! Large Polka Dot embossing folder & my Big Shot. I then took a Sponge Dauber & dipped it in my Versamark pad. The dauber was the perfect size for inking each of the polka dots up (one by one). I then was able to coat the dots with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder from Stampin' Up! After heating the precious dots with my Stampin' Up! Heat Tool these babies were shining like 22 Carot Gold! In order to make the gold splatter, I followed Rochelle's taking & splattered my masterpiece with my Stampin' Up! Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush. Those gold splatters are stunning aren't they? 

The rest of this card came together quite simply! I think the most difficult task was definitely arranging those delicate flowers in such a gorgeous array! Seriously, I think I should be a florist after carrying out that task! Or maybe next time I should hire a florist! Hmmmmm .... a paper flower florist! That could be my next calling! ... Or not! Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed today's card! I truly love all of Rochelle's work, so make sure that you stop by her blog the next time you are looking for that extra bit of inspiration!

I hope you have an amazing weekend & thank you so much for visiting my blog today! If you are in Canada & you are need of a few Stampin' Up! supplies I would love to have you shop with me! You can do so by clicking on the shop icon below! My online Stampin' Up! shop is open 24/7 for your shopping convenience!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Caroylnn 💖

Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop ~ Sprinkled With Love

Hi everyone! Welcome to "A Paper Pumpkin Thing" Blog Hop! This is our second round of Paper Pumpkin  hopping, & I am so delighted to have you here today! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander's blog. I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been hopping along, you would have just arrived via Sara Levin's blog. Sara is definitely artful when it comes to ink! I am sure she amazed you with her Paper Pumpkin alternative project today! Make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you can carry along and enjoy the rest of the Paper Pumpkin projects on display today! You are sure to be impressed! 

When I first laid eyes on this month's Paper Pumpkin kit I knew right away where my heart was going to lead me! I have had these photos of my daughter stowed away on my hard drive waiting to be set free for the past 2 years! Getting these photos into my treasured albums brings me such a sense of joy! I will now have them to cherish forever! I hope you enjoy today's Paper Pumpkin scrapbook ideas, as much as my daughter enjoys donuts! 

I of course added a few coordinating supplies from my Stampin' Up! stash to complete these 12 by 12 layouts. The wonderful thing about the Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kits is the supplies are guaranteed to coordinate with the Stampin' Up! family of products. This coordination makes it so easy to expand on the kits! You can make the kit project as is, or be innovative & put it to use in a way that works for you! 

Did you notice on may layout today that I have some hidden journaling? I really didn't want to take up space on my scrapbook pages with a journal box as it would have meant less room for these adorable photographs. What was the solution? Well I adhered one of the little baggies from this month's kit underneath my photo mat as shown in the picture above. I then took the cutsie lil donut card and adhered my journaling to the inside. That donut tucks perfectly into the baggie so that I not only have these photos to admire, but the memory documentation to go along with them.  

Check out what is included in this month's kit as well as the intended projects in the photos below. Paper Pumpkin is an amazing value these days! Seriously, I just used a touch of the materials from this month's kit for my project today! I still have more than enough supplies remaining to make a bunch of the cards that are shown here!

FYI! Stampin' Up! has a Paper Pumpkin Promotion going on right now! From May 11 through June 10, first-time subscribers can save 25% off their first three months! Simply enter the promo code STARTHERE, at to subscribe. Remember to make sure that you choose your current demonstrator when you enroll. If you are in Canada & you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I would be happy to help you out! Feel free to message me for details!

On that note, make sure that you click on the next button below! It will take you to Tina Riddle! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us today!

Kimberly Morris
Melissa Davies
Sara Levin
Carolynn Sander - You Are Here
Tina Rackley Riddle
Rachel Tessman
Rick D. Adkins
Megan Thompson
Lori Mueller
Audra Monk
Cathy Caines 
Pam Staples
Jennifer Hill 
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Dena Rekow
Monika Davis
Thanks for stopping by today! Feel free to message me if you have any questions about today's project! As well if you are in Canada and you are need of some some stamping supplies I would love to have you shop with me! If you click on the shop icon below it will take you to my online Stampin' Up! supply shop! It's open 24/7 for your shopping convenience!


Carolynn 💖