Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Positive Inkers Blog Hop - March 2023

Hello Stamping Friends! I’m thrilled to join the Positive Inkers Design Team for our March 2023 Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the globe who are super-excited to share our love of creativity. I’m so happy you stopped by today! 

If this is the fist time you are visiting, please let me introduce myself. My name is Anne Marie Hile and I live in San Antonio, Texas. Welcome!
Our theme for this month is: A Sketch Challenge!

It’s no secret that Sketch Challenges are my FAVORITE! Sketches are such a great starting point for creative inspiration. Once I see the sketch, I head over to my stamps and look over every single set to find the one set that “speaks” to me for the layout. Then I pick my colors, embellishments, etc. I hope this sketch inspires you to create as well! 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my projects below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Sandy put together this awesome sketch for the blog hop and I LOVE it! You can add lots of patterns and layers OR just keep it simple too. So many possibilities! I decided to use some NEW products that will be available as Online Exclusives starting TODAY! More about that below. 
Color Combo:

I had quite a few ideas for this fabulous sketch, but in the end I was just drawn to use some brand-new products. Isn’t it funny how sometimes you choose the products and sometimes the products choose YOU? When you have a color combo this pretty, it’s hard to say no to it! 
The products (pictured above) that coordinate together in this Online Exclusive suite are: 
  • Irresistible Blooms Cling Stamp Set 
  • Irresistible Blooms Dies
  • Hello, Irresistible 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper
  • Loose Frosted Dots
There is also a new 3-pack of embossing folders appropriately named Basics 3D Embossing Folders. This set features the crosshatch pattern I used on my card, along with polka dots and a dainty floral pattern. They really are a must-have to add fun texture to cards. 

This is something new that Stampin’ Up! is offering this year. There will be more products launching TODAY (March 1st), too. They will be offered exclusively online and not part of any catalog release. This is an awesome way to get even more new product at different times throughout the year. I’m super-excited for these new products and I hope you are as well. 
Card Measurements & Details:
  • Flirty Flamingo Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Petal Pink Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with crosshatch pattern from the new Basics 3D Embossing Folders (sponge some ink around edges for some extra shading) 
  • Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper: 1-1/2” x 4-3/4” 
  • Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper: 2-3/4” x 2-1/4” 
  • Die-cut flowers from Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper, add Wink of Stella for added sparkle
  • Textured Shimmer Paper: scrap of white to die cut leaves
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die cut label from Something Fancy Dies
  • Loose Frosted Gems and White Baker’s Twine
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper (card interior): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added another piece of that beautiful DSP along with a stamped sentiment and some little stamped splotches. Just a little added texture to “keep the party going” inside the card.   

I hope you enjoyed my projects today and that you are inspired to create with this fun card sketch! Please stop by to visit everyone on the hop and leave us a comment to say hello. We’d all love to hear from you and so appreciate you stopping by. If you are following the hop, my sweet friend Jo Blackman in the UK is your next destination. 

We are also doing an Instagram hop today and I’d love to have you check it out. If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, you can find me HERE

Positive Inkers Global Design Team - March 2023:

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

The current Host Code is: 4JSFCNGK

Place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 13 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 

If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. 
You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me.

Registration is open through March 20, 2023 for this month’s Cultivated Creativity DIY Papercrafting Kit club. This month features the bright & cheery Sweet Citrus Bundle. Five fabulous projects you won’t want to miss! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

The following products are part of the NEW Online Exclusives Collection and can be found in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store:  
  • Irresistible Blooms Cling Stamp Set 
  • Irresistible Blooms Dies
  • Hello, Irresistible 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper
  • Loose Frosted Dots
  • Basics 3D Embossing Folders

Product List

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