Friday, 17 August 2018

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlets Dies - #TGIFC173

Hi everyone! Welcome to another fun Friday with the TGIF Challenges Team! My name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Today the TGIF Challenges Team has a wonderful inspiration piece to share with you! It's balmy and it's beautiful! Which for me is perfect at this time of year! Are you ready for some fun in the sun stamping motivation? Check it out!

Isn't it fabulous? So many ideas can flow from this gorgeous photo! Here is my take on it!

I decided to pull quite a few elements from the image above and work them into my project. Saying that, you can use just one or two elements from the image as your source of inspiration. First off I needed some bright colours! The selection of colours today was easy oh peasy given the Stampin' Up! colour wheel! I went with Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, and Blueberry Bushel! Of course Whisper White had to show up to the party too! Isn't this colour combo dreamy!

When brainstorming as to how I was going to create today's beach seen, I decided to reach towards my Stampin' Up! In Color 2018–2020 Designer Series Paper Series Paper stack for the ocean. The monochromatic striped piece worked perfectly for the calm waters.

I then took a strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock and stamped on it with the speckled stamp from the Touches Of Texture Stamp Set using my Crumb Cake Ink. I think it did well for giving me that sandy look!

Then ...Ta-da! The adirondack chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets Dies were the ideal fit to finish off this tranquil setting!

To add some finishing touches (which give that extra W-O-W factor) I added a few of my fave Stampin' Up! embellishments, and created some pasty (or should I say fluffy) clouds! Check out the full supply list at the end of this post if you are interested in creating your own stamped paradise!

Since the theme fits, I am also sharing this seaside escape with the team over at the Global Design Project! Fingers crossed that I have a chance! They are definitely a talented bunch over there!

Well that's it for today! I hope that you enjoyed this dreamy card! Thank you so much for stopping by! & Remember to stop by the TGIF Challenges site to join in the fun this week! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. As well, if you are from Canada check out my online 24/7 Stampin' Up! supply shop below!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Creating Kindness Blog Hop - Rustic

Happy Thursday everyone! Welcome to another Creating Kindness around the world blog hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been following the hop you would have just arrived here via the talented Danielle Bennenk. Her project was very country chic I would have to say! Did you love it as much as I? The theme for today's hop is anything and everything "Rustic"! Our hop today is full of many rustic and fun ideas! I hope you enjoy! As well, remember to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you can follow the entire hop!

I am not much for words today. To be truthful, I created this card over a week ago in preparation for this hop. I was in my element at the time and had thought out every detail. I am very happy with how it turned out. Unfortunately, our beloved dog Rosie passed away very suddenly two days ago, and like I said my words have left me. I like to think this card is for her... our Rosie.

Rosie you are and always will be our dear friend. Thank you for blessing our lives with your light and love. OXO

Next up in the hop is Lou Kitzelman! She has a stunning project to share with us today!💖 Click on the next button below so that you don't miss out!

Thank you so very much for visiting today! I am always so thrilled to have you! If you have any questions in regards to today's project feel free to message me, or leave a comment below! As well, if you are from Canada and you are interested in purchasing products from my Stampin' Up! online store just click on the "Shop" icon below!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖