Friday, 23 June 2017

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic Bundle ~ #TGIFC113

Hi! Welcome to my blog! If you are new here, I am a Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta. Another Friday means it's another day to have fun with the TGIF Challenges Team! Wahoo!!! No seriously! This week is a technique challenge and you are going to L-O-V-E this one! Make sure that you check out the TGIF Challenges site! Join in the fun & create a fabulous "Bokeh" card! We can't wait to see what you have to share!

I have made one or two Bokeh cards in my lifetime, not many that's for sure! Saying that, I don't know why I don't break out this technique more often! Seriously! Every time it turns out gorgeous, and there are endless colour combos one could try to give a different look every time! Check out today's card below! 

What do you think? Isn't it gorgeous? I didn't create a video tutorial for you today as there are so many Bokeh technique tutorials out there. You can watch one of my favourite Bokeh technique tutorials in the video below. This is the one I followed for today's card. I of course changed up the colours! Thanks to Diane Dimich for giving me permission to share her video with you today.

Isn't Diane's card gorgeous? I would have to say so. The first time I tried this technique I used the same colours as the ones she chose. I pretty much CASED her card. CASE means Copy And Share Everything (for those who may not be familiar with the lingo). That was before my blogging days or I would have shared it with you back then!

Are you curious as to which ink colours I utilized when making today's Bokeh masterpiece? Can you guess? To be honest, when I created today's project I envisioned a sepia Bokeh background. I chose to use Early Expresso, Soft Suede, & Crumb Cake. But... guess what happened when I mixed those colours with water and let them meld together? They melted into what looked like purple, pink, and brown muddy mess. Did I give up and move on? Nope! I stuck it through, I kept sponging on white circles of ink, just like in Diane's video. In the end I was thrilled with the result! It goes to show that even when you don't like where your project is going, you shouldn't give up! Sometimes the nicest cards can grow from one's crafter's mishaps!

So what do you say? Make sure you try out today's technique! Create something pretty with your Bokeh Background, post it to your blog or favourite social media site, & share it with us over at TGIF! Thanks for visiting today, and I can't wait to see your masterpiece!


Carolynn 💖

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop ~ Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Hello to all of my fellow friends and crafters! I hope that your week is treating you well! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander's blog. I am a Canadian Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta. Today marks another blog hop with the Be Inspired Design Team, & you are sure to be inspired! If you have been hopping along, you would have just visited Tanja Kolar's blog. Tanja is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Germany! How cool is that? Her work is pretty much always fabulous! I am so excited that she has decided to join the Be Inspired Design Team! In order to make sure that you enjoy all of the inspiration that is being shared in today's hop remember to click on the next button at the end of this post!

I know you are probably all in awe with this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G mermaid stamp set! It is now my new favourite stamp set! Saying that, the theme for this week's hop is not mermaids (sorry). The product we are highlighting today is "Our Favourite Designer Series Paper (DSP)". Now saying that, doesn't the patterned paper I have used on today's projects go perfectly with the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set? Hence it is currently my new favourite DSP! I now need to stock up on this gorgeous stuff! Check out the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set and the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper below...

I've only utilized one sheet of DSP from this pack, but as you can tell there are so many other gorgeous papers included! It's a must have! 

I have more fun to share with you today! Check out the altered item I created below! You are going to fall in love! 💖

Isn't this bottle super cute? I came across it when browsing at my local Shoppers Drug Mart. Right away I thought OMG!!! That Mojito Mix & my little mermaid are meant to be! So the two have now become one, thanks to my papercrafting escapade! If you are interesting in tracking down your own Mojito Mix you can check out the item in it's original packaging below. I hope you can get your hands on one of these, and if not something similar! Best of luck on that mission!

Thank you so so much for visiting today! Feel free to message me if you have any questions in regards to today's projects. I hope I have inspired you to try altering a package of your own now.  Or if not, maybe pour yourself a Mojito! They are pretty yummy at this time of year! Up next is Nadine Hößrich! She is from Germany & always has wonderful creations! Click on the next button below so that you can admire what she has to share with us this week!

Louise Sharp
Brian King
Allison Okamitsu
Janneke de Jong
Katy Harrison
Tanja Kolar
Carolynn Sander  - You Are Here
Nadine Hößrich
Sarah Berry

If you are from Canada & you are in need of some Stampin' Up! supplies I would be thrilled to have you shop with me! Just click on the shop button below & it will take you to my online Stampin' Up! supply shop! It's open 24/7 for your shopping convenience!


Carolynn 💖