Wednesday 30 September 2020

Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop - Memories & More

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 my talented Canadian counterpart Cathy Caines! I heart her and all of her works of art! ❤️

The theme for today is Memories & More! To be honest, my original thoughts were I was going to make a scrapbook page for today's hop! Then time passed me, and I didn't print my photos, and so the inspiration had to flow from elsewhere. So yes... I created a festive card today using the Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Card Pack!

Of course I combined a few of my favourite dies on today's project! I also added in a swatch of the Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper, and showcased the Stampin' Up! Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper! This flocked paper is to die for! It has such a cozy feel to it! Perfect for all of those warm winter projects! If you don't have some yet you must get some! You won't regret it! 

I hope you enjoyed today's simple inspiration piece! Feel free to leave a comment below, or message me if you have any questions. & On that note, up next in today's hop is Brian King! I can't wait to see what he has to share with us today! His projects are always memorable!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today! 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 💖

Sunday 20 September 2020

Stampin' Up! Jar Of Flowers Stamp Set - #TGIFC282

Hi everyone! My name is Carolynn, I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The TGIF Team is at it again with some crafty inspiration! Come on over to TGIF Challenges Site and have fun creating with us! We would love to see what you come up with!

The above image is the inspiration for this week's TGIF challenge! You can take the colours, or the sketch, or whatever aspect you wish to inspire you to create your own project this week! Below is my take on it! 

Today's card features the Stampin' Up! Jar Of Flowers Stamp Set! I love all of the pretty images in this set. Check out the image below to see what stamps are included in this set! 

For today's card I chose one of the flower stamps (pictured above in the bottom left hand corner). Using the masking technique I layered the stamped images. This created a nice cluster of flowers. I then coloured the images using some of my most favourite Stampin' Blends. The Stampin' Blend colours I chose to use on today's project were: Rococo Rose, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Smokey Slate. I also used my Stampin' Blends colour lifter to add some highlights to those pretty petals. My Just Jade Stampin' Write Marker was also used to add some darker hues to the greenery. I then chose a couple of my Stampin' Dies to create the sentiment and focal point which was layered on top. Lastly, I finished this beauty off with the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, and the Stampin' Up! Snowflake Splendor Ribbon. Both these gems and this ribbon have such a stunning shimmer to them. They were exactly what I needed to add that extra touch of bling! 

I hope that you have enjoyed today's inspiration piece! Thank you so much for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment below! & Remember to check out the TGIF Challenges Site this week to join in the fun with us!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖