Friday, 1 January 2021

Stampin' Up! Positive Inkers Sneak Peek Pretty Perennials & True Love DSP Blog Hop!

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to our Positive Inkers Global Design Team blog hop!  Our theme is Jan-June Mini catalogue and Sale-a-bration - exciting as both are being released on January 5th!

Here's my card.  I find colouring with Stampin' Blends so relaxing!

When I saw the True Love designer series paper in the mini, it went straight to my must have list! I could picture using the new Blending Brushes, Sponge Brayer and Stampin' Blends, and with paper this pretty, also leaving it uncoloured.  Love options!

Who else loves heat embossing?  It's my fave!  The sentiments are from the Pretty Perennials stamp set new in the Jan-June Mini.  Love the large 'happy', which I heat embossed in gold onto Vellum, then fussy cut.  I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the vellum to the card.  For 'birthday', I heat embossed in white onto Basic Black cardstock.  

My card base is Basic Black, layered with True Love DSP.  That shine you see is the from the Love You Foil Sheets - gorgeous!  You get Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose & Sahara Sand in the pack - I chose Blushing Bride for my card.

The true colours on my card look far more rich and vibrant in person than in the photo.  The first photo in this post will give you a better idea of how the card looks, but it's still not quite showing the colour accurately.  

Stampin' Blends I used:
Light Soft Sea Foam
Light Cinnamon Cider
Light Rococo Rose
Dark Petal Pink
Light Purple Posy

  • The Jan-June Mini & Sale-a-bration go live on January 5, 2021
  • Products are available while supplies last
  • I'll post the PDFs for the Mini and Sale-a-bration on Jan 5

  • Shop early for the best selection
  • View my recent posts for new product inspiration
  • View Pinterest for samples - in the search type Stampin' Up! _____ <-- name of the item
  • Shop via my online store, and use Host Code FQ7F2KWX. If your order is $60 or more, and you've used my Host Code, I'll send you a free gift!
  • If you already have a copy of the Mini & Sale-a-bration and are able to pick up your order at my house in Waterloo, message me at by Jan 5 with your order.  I'll get you a total and you may save a bit on shipping in my Group Order that's going in on Jan 6.
    Please note: 
  • I can only process orders from Canadian Residents.  If you need a demonstrator in another country, let me know and I'll get you his/her contact info
  • My Host Code will change mid-January so be sure to check the side panel on my blog for the most up to date code

  • Earn your spot at my Sale-a-bration Celebration in March, where we celebrate you!
  • Take part in a special Zoom event
  • Attendee Only Specials
  • Make 'n Takes
  • Chance to win 'Door' prizes!
      How to Earn your Ticket to this Special Event:
  • Purchase at least $130 during Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-Feb 28,2021) in product (before tax/shipping) either through my ONLINE STORE or by emailing your order to me at
  • Orders must be with Sandy McCullough, Lolly & Sand
  • Online orders must use my current HOST CODE FQ7F2KWX (unless your order is $200 or more because you'll get Stampin' Rewards!)
  • Open to Canadian residents only


The Starter Kit is the best deal in the catalogue, and during Sale-a-bration Jan 5-Feb 28, when you join my team you'll receive 5 packages of 6x6 Designer Series Paper!  That's in addition to the free Paper Pumpkin & free business supplies in the kit.  For just $135 you get to choose $165 in products.  Shipping is FREE on the Starter Kit and is tax free in most provinces!

Plus you'll receive a 20-25% discount after you join and until the end of July or as long as you remain active!  

All that for $135!  

I thought it might be helpful to do a cost comparison detailing the savings when you join my stamping family.

You can join and not purchase another thing,  No parties, no selling, no obligation, and you have nothing to pay back!  

Also, as a member of my McStampers Ink family you'll enjoy the fun & friendship and be invited to our exclusive Facebook Group.  

  • We have fun monthly meetings, weekly updates, social stamping evenings, a brand new birthday card club, an awesome incentive reward program and more!  

Click on Join Now below to order your Starter Kit!  If you want the extra 5 packs of DSP (240 sheets of 6 x 6 paper)....please wait until January 5, 2021.
If you have any questions about the Mini or Sale-a-bration please reach out to me at

Be sure to check out the other lovely designs in our Positive Inkers Global Design Team Blog Hop

Sandy McCullough - Canada - you are here

Elly Rijnvis - Netherlands

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Pretty Perennials stamp set, True Love DSP, Love You Foil Sheets

Host Code FQ7F2KWX


  1. Stunning card Sandy.This is a great combination

  2. I love the subtle color of those lighter colored blends. For a minute I thought you broke out the watercolor! Beautiful card.

  3. You've sold me on this DSP. You've created a beautiful card with all the coloring and layering.

  4. Beautiful card Sandy! Great colouring. Love the colour combos.

  5. What a gorgeous card, Sandy! Love how you colored the DSP and that pop of foil is such an elegant touch. Wow!


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