Wednesday 31 October 2018

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop - With Stampin' Up! Cauldron Bubble Stamp Set

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! If you have been hopping along, you most likely arrived here via the wonderfully talented Cathy CainesI have a feeling that she left you feeling pretty inspired today!

The theme for today is anything and everything to do with kids! Since we are currently celebrating Halloween here in Canada, I decided to jazz up a yummy festive treat! This cute combo would be perfect to gift to any child!

When I first spotted these Halloween themed gummy treats at "The Real Canadian Superstore" (here in Calgary), I knew I had to snatch some up! They were the perfect colours for today's crafty adventure! Do any of you go searching for treats that coordinate with your Stampin' Up! products? I myself am always on the lookout! It makes everyday shopping extra fun!

The Stampin' Up! Cauldron Bubble Bundle is perfect for all of your Halloween papercrafting needs! Check out some delicious samples using these products in the photo below! These ideas are straight out of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. If you are in Canada and you wish to have your own paper copy of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, feel free to send me a message, or leave a comment below. You want to be sure you get one! It's full of ideas and inspiration!

Here is a final close up of the adorable treat bag that I created! I know we will be trick or treated out by tonight, so let's just marvel at these sweets for now. 😉

Well thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed today's treats! For a complete list of the Stampin' Up! products that I used today, check out the supply list below. Up next in today's blog hop is my talented friend from down under... the fabulous Louise Sharp! I can't wait to see what she has to share with us today!

Thanks again! If you have any questions in regards to today's projects feel free to contact me! As well, if you are in Canada and you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! products, I would love to have you visit my Stampin' Up! online shop! Just click on the shop button below if you wish!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Pointsetta Stamp Set - #TGIFC183

Hi everyone! Welcome to another fun inspiration challenge with the TGIF Challenges Team! My name is Carolynn Sander. I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This week the TGIF Challenges Team has a product spotlight to share with you! We are playing with tape & twine! Sounds like fun eh? We would love to have you join in the excitement with us!  Create your own project and share it to our page via your blog or favourite social media site! Make sure to visit the TGIF Challenges page for more details and inspiration!

I have taken a bit of a creative break this past month. I needed to rest, take care of me, and enjoy my beautiful family.  That doesn't mean I didn't create anything at all though. It felt good to get crafting! Here is my "Washi Twine" card!  

I hope you enjoyed today's project! I am not going to write a story today! I just wanted to share some crafty inspiration with the world! 😉 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 4 October 2018

Creating Kindness Blog Hop - Embossing

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 Lou Kitzelman! I love what she had to share with us today! The theme for today's hop is embossing! Embossing is one of those awe inspiring techniques! & There are so many ways to emboss now a days! I hope you enjoy today's project! As well, remember to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you can follow the entire hop!

For today's project I decided to try a new embossing technique (new to me anyways), & so I pulled out my In Colour 2018-2020 Stampin' Emboss Powder Set. I trialled my first attempt at multi-coloured embossing, and this is what came of it! 

What do you think? Pretty cool huh? My hubby's first comment was, "Is that a gay pride card?"
I thought well not really, but why not? Our city just hosted it's annual gay pride parade last month. I love rainbows. I love my friends regardless of their sexual preferences. So why not? Love is love.💖 Too bad I didn't post this beauty last month when the timing was right. But truth is, we should always be cognizant of these topics. & We should love one another regardless of our differences on all fronts.

For today's project, I reached for my Stampin' Up! Calls For A Celebration Stamp Set. Check out the wonderful sentiments that are part of this set below.
What do you think? Isn't this set fabulous? As far as the multi-coloured embossing goes, first choose a stamp of your liking. I find solid or bold stamps work best. Then ink your stamp up with Versamark Ink and stamp on Whisper White Cardstock. Next, sprinkle the different shades of embossing powder on one at a time. Make sure you shake off the excess powder in between colours. If you are careful you won't contaminate your powders with the other colours. Lastly, heat set your image with your Stampin' Up! heat tool. It is seriously easy oh peasy!

Well I hope you enjoyed today's project! Next up in the hop is Marcy Denning! 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 💖