Sunday 1 October 2023

Textured Floral | Thank You | Positive Inkers Design Team Blog Hop | Stampin' Up!

Happy Sunday and happy 1st day of October!  The first of each month means our Positive Inkers Global Design Team blog hop goes live - excitng!  I love our theme this month - it's Thank You / Giving Thanks!

I decided to go with earth tone colours for the flowers and lots of foliage for my card!

I fell hard for the Textured Floral bundle from Stampin' Up! with gorgeous florals and leaves.  I've stamped the leaves in Lost Lagoon, and the flowers using Pecan Pie, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake. Notice how the stamped flowers aren't solid?  That's because this is a Distinktive set with depth and dimension imagery.  Cool, eh!

Have you seen the Throughout the Year set from the Mini?  I love sentiment sets as they cover so many occasions, which is great value for our money! 

Heat embossing is my go-to in cardmaking!  It's often the WOW that takes a card from 'oh that's pretty' to 'that's awesome!'

Dry embossing is also a WOW!  I've used the Leaf Fall folder fo rmy background.  It seems to compliment the floral focus of my card.


Finishing touches help bring everything together and I tend to go subtle with these: curling one corner of the layer, adding embellishments and spritzing a bit of ink here and there. When I looked at my almost finished card, I realized it needed a bit of shine, so using Rose Gold specialty paper which I cut using my Natural Prints dies. And just like that, card complete!

Thank you for stopping by!  Please continue on our hop:

Sandy McCullough - Canada – you are here

Maheswari Rajaguru – Australia 

 Elly Rijnvis – Netherlands 

Anne Marie Hile – USA 

Jo Blackman – UK - sitting out this month

Everything I used for my card is available in my Online Store , and all other Stampin' Up! supplies.

Textured Floral Bundle
Throughout The Year Cling Stamp Set (English)
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pecan Pie 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Rose Gold 12” X 12” (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
Pecan Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
Leaf Fall 3 D Embossing Folder
Natural Prints Dies
Adhesive Backed Sparkle Gems

Friday 1 September 2023

A Beary Cute Bundle | New Mini Catalogue | Positive Inkers Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!  It's a new month and that means our Positive Inkers Design Team have a new blog & Instagram hop for you!  We're featuring the brand new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue - super exciting!

I fell head over heels for the Beary Cute bundle!  I mean cute are those polar bears!!


I stamped the bears using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and for the scarf, Real Red.  , fussy cut two of them and used the punch to cut out the third.

Lately I've been obsessed with Blending Brushes, and I used them, along with Balmy Blue ink on the same colour cardstock to create a cool background for the bears.

How cute is this little family and their snowy background - which is DSP from the Beary Christmas paper!  I cut it using one of the Nested Essentials dies!

For even more snow, I heat embossed the snowflakes from the Beary Cute stamp set.  It's still summer here in Canada so now snow yet least not in Southern Ontario! 😊

Last, but not least, I heat embossed the sentitment in white onto Balmy Blue cardstock.  I love how this simple card turned out!  This would be a great card to make multiples!  What do you think?

Be sure to continue on our hop:

Sandy McCullough - Canada - (you are here)

Maheswair Rajaguru - Australia  

 Elly Rijnvis – Netherlands 

Anne Marie Hile – USA  

 Jo Blackman – UK 

The new Mini Catalogue products will be available starting on Sept 6!  If you live in Canada and are looking for Stampin' Up! supplies, I would be honoured to help you along your creative journey!  

Shop here:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! 

Sandy xx

Tuesday 1 August 2023

In Colour Challenge | Positive Inkers Design Team | Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends! You are in for a colour treat today because our Positive Inkers Design Team have been busy creating cards based on our August Challenge - use 2023-2025 In Colours from Stampin' Up!

I'll post my Tues@7pm ET video once it's complete and downloaded.  Catch the actual live on my Facebook page HERE

For my card, I chose the gorgeous combination of Moody Mauve & Pebbled Path!

I started my card layer by using a Blending Brush, one of the Foursquare Decorative Masks and Moody Mauve ink to create a subtle background. I love the creative possibilities with the masks - I feel artsy!

I'll post my Tues@7pm ET video once it's complete and downloaded.  Catch the actual live on my Facebook page HERE

(click on image to view)


I love when all the paper bits comes together and make something pretty!  

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please continue on our hop:

Sandy McCullough – Canada - you are here

Jo Blackman - UK 

Friday 7 July 2023

My 7th Annual Retired Product Bogo Sale

My Stampin' Up! Retired product BOGO sale Starts on July 15 at 8am EST.  You'll receive the retired items free when you place an order with current products of equivalent value! AND you earn Bonus Days coupon codes with every $60 you spend! After your new product order is submitted, you'll receive an email from Stampin' Up! with your coupon codes. Keep that email!

The link goes live on July 15,2023 at 8am ET