Friday 27 October 2017

Stampin' Up! Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set ~ #TGIFC131 Eclipse Technique

Good day everyone! Welcome to another fun Friday with the TGIF Challenges group! For those who may be new here, my name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Canadian Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta. The TGIF group is showcasing the "Eclipse Technique" this week. Be sure to check out the TGIF Challenges site for some amazing projects that might leave you seeing double! 

The eclipse technique is super hot in the paper crafting world these days! Today the TGIF girls are putting their own spin on this funky idea! Here is the card I came up with! I hope you enjoy it, as it's pretty sweet. Be sure to join us in the fun this week, and share your own creation with our team. The more the merrier!

I love how this card turned out today, but to be honest, at first thought I didn't know if I would follow through with today's post. I have been uber busy with life demands, as well as planning for our daughter's birthday this coming weekend. To top it off, I am getting ever so slightly nervous for my big trip to Salt Lake City that is coming up. I was blessed enough to be chosen to be a Display Stamper at this phenomenal event! Saying that, I have never attended something so crazy amazing! Let alone been a part of it! So yes, I have been crafting away! But I am not at liberty to share the fun projects I have been busy making until Stampin' Up! says it's okay to do so. It's kinda top secret you know! Regardless, when you see all of the amazing products that are soon to be released, you will be in awe. I can say that much! 

In the meantime, we have more than enough fab stuff to play with! Like the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set, and coordinating dies that I used to create today's card. Isn't it delicious? I would have to say so! 

Well enough of my jabber for today! I have a LOT of stuff to do! I am so happy to be blessed enough to be able to do it all though ... right? I hope you take care, and have a lovely weekend. Maybe you will find a wee bit of time to create an eclipse card. Or just chill and enjoy the moment. That's important too. 

All my best! 

Carolynn 💖

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 💖