10% off All Sorts of Stamps!


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week (It FEELS like a week, doesn’t it?) and had a little down time to soak in all that is good and important in your life…even if that means binge-watching the Hallmark channel!   I sort of missed Thanksgiving this year as  I have been away for enjoying some family time with the whole family being able to visit together as one of my daughters is studying overseas this semester.  (For details on my trip, you can check out her blog here.)

What surprised me about our trip was that we actually saw “Black Friday” sales being advertised.   I thought that was an American thing.   Well–the getting out to the stores at midnight to rush in, plowing through all your fellow shoppers to get the biggest flat screen tv you can find  is DEFINATELY an American thing!   But sales are something we all enjoy–no matter where we live!

Here is Stampin’ Up!s sale:

The deals change every 2 days during this time period so to see what is on sale today, go here:








Snowflake Showcase—while we still LIKE snow!

Snowflake Showcase—while we still LIKE snow!

Let it snow! Or at least, create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products. With two stamp sets,
paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

Stampin’ Up! has released this limited time suite that you definately need to check out:

Act quickly as these products are only available until the end of November OR until they send out. And let’s face it, snowflakes are very popular at this time of year. By March, not so much but right now, we all love snow–or at least the idea of it.
Look at this beauty:

So get on over to my store and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by!

24 Hour Stamp Sale!

24 Hour Stamp Sale!

Stampin’ Up! is turning 30 and to celebrate, they are offering a bunch of stamps on sale for one day only. That DAY is Tuesday, October 23rd.!

Check out my store here to place your order. Please use hostess code:Z2HJ7YYX. (IF you are a club member, you should have received a separate code.

How to Handle Glitter on your Ink Pad!


I have recently been doing some Facebook Live videos with some projects or tips and tricks.    I know that Facebook can be a love/hate type of thing and there are times you can miss out on this “Live” content and it then it seems to get sucked into the Facebook Cloud vortex or outer space—I am not sure which.

In ANY case,—I decided it might be helpful to  include that content here.   Now–mind you–this isn’t a prettied up video with editing….this is recorded  LIVE—and sometimes things go wrong.   But sometimes the idea that something COULD go wrong is alluring, right?   (Disclosure:  If things go REALLY wrong, I would not repost it here.)

A couple of weeks ago, I had a bunch of my team over stamping some holiday cards.  My card involved Dazzling Diamonds glitter.   When you use glitter, you chance bits of glitter getting on your ink pad.  That might not seem like a big deal but it WILL effect everything you attempt to stamp with that ink pad.   SO—here is a recap of my Facebook Live video sharing how you can deal with pesky glitter that sticks to ink pads:


Now–If you want to actually follow me “Live” on Facebook, you can find me @PowerOfPositiveInking on Facebook. Once you “like” my page, you should get an update when I am going “Live”.

If there is a stamp related question you want to know about, leave a comment and there is a good chance I could address it.

If you are wanting to get your hands on some of that Dazzling Diamonds , click here.   If you just want to shop in general at my store, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

World Card Making Day Sale!

World Card Making Day Sale!


World Card Making Day is just around the corner and to celebrate, Stampin’ Up! has a limited time sale going on!   You can check out the items on sale here at my store.

If you want my opinion, I strongly recommend you take advantage of this sale with all the adhesives—Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals (SO cute AND practical!), AND Tear & Tape!    There are some great other kits and stamp sets in there as well.  (You can add any other items from the annual or Holiday catalog to your order as well!)

Everyone placing a $50 or more order with me during this sale and using hostess code:X3UQRDGE

will receive a box of 4 assorted hand-made greeting cards from me!

Click here to start shopping.

Calling all Stamparatus Fans (and who isn’t, really?):

Stampin’ Up! has introduced some accessories that you might need to add to your Stamparatus stash.   I love the fact you can now get extra stamp plates…..because sometimes 4 surfaces are just not enough (speaking from experience!!)!    You can check them all out here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Framelit Magnetic Board Tutorial

Framelit Magnetic Board Tutorial


Today, I have a video for you to make a Framelit Magnetic Board.  I LOVE framelits.   Who doesn’t?   Framelits save you from fussy cutting.  I know SOME people LIKE fussy cutting but I am not one of them….and frankly, I don’t trust those people!  (Kidding!).    But I do love the idea that I can easily and accurately cut out intricate patterns with just a framelit and a Big Shot.

What makes me NUTS is losing a framelit…..that I JUST had!    When you start creating, you KNOW things get out of control on your work space pretty quickly.    Framelits are light, tiny and oh so easy to lose.    A few months ago, I was visiting a fellow demonstrator (Hey, Barbara!) when I saw her solution to this problem:

A Framelit Magnetic Board!   This will allow you to easily keep your framelits in one (magnetic) place while you  work.   This is a bonus if you are creating with other people!  You only need to keep out the framelits that you are using for that particular project.   And –this is cheap!   And EASY!

Check out the video!

If you have any questions or need any supplies, feel free to contact me or visit me here

Think Cool Thoughts


I know!   We are about to be in the last heat wave of the summer!  (Ok–I don’t know that for sure but I did take meteorology in college!)   In any case, it is hot and humid and I have no right to do this but I am going to cool you off with a little look at this:

What?   You haven’t thought about your holiday cards yet?   No worries!   You can start now!   These little beauties are from the Mistletoe Season suite found on page 94 of the “big” catalog.  Check it out.   It will cool you off!

You also should have received your Holiday catalog by now which goes “live” in early September  .

If you don’t have either of these  catalogs and need one, please contact me.

In the meantime, stay hydrated and think cool thoughts!

Rooted In Nature meets Brusho

Rooted In Nature meets Brusho

Woah!   Where is the summer going???    I saw a post yesterday that August is like the Sunday night —You know that life is about to get back to business….Let’s savor it while we can!

I want to share with you today a card made with Brusho with a direct to stamp technique.   I sprinkled Brusho directly onto the stamp (from Rooted in Nature) and then spritzed the stamp with water.   Here is the outcome.   Every time you do this, your image will be unique.    Tip:  Use Shimmery White CS.   It can handle the wet stamp better than regular white cardstock.


The other images (Sun and land) come from the Waterfront Stamp Set.   Rooted in Nature and Waterfront work so well together!!   And just in case you are on the fence about that Waterfront set–Don’t be!  It is $17!!!!   AND SO versatile!    It can take you from a summery tropical card to a wintery holiday card….Now that IS versatile!

Can you see that subtle background?   Yup!  SUBTLE—It is the well named new embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! It adds a little something when you don’t want to take away from your main (or in this case, MAINE—-haha!) image.   It sort of looks like linen to me.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or need any supplies!

Breaking News: Free Ink Pads!

Breaking News:  Free Ink Pads!

Stampin’ Up! revamped their color families with the brand new catalog in June.    I am in love with them.   I especially love the new Bright colors they have added.   I have heard from my customers that while they love them, they are planning on adding them to their collection a few at a time.   Wise decision.

BETTER decision, though, is to get them FREEEEEE!

During the month of July, you will get your choice of a color family of new ink pads for FREE when you get the ultimate starter kit!!

What is that kit, you ask?    Well–it is $125 worth of any products you want from the catalog for $99—PLUS a free family of new ink pads!  oh–and FREE shipping!

So to get this deal, you sign up with Stampin’ Up! on my website.

WOAH!–I didn’t say I wanted to demonstrate!   I hear you and understand.   You don’t have to if you don’t want to.   You can just keep all the goodies for yourself and continue to get a discount (20%) for as long as you stay active.   If you are done, it is THAT simple:  you are done!    No strings.

So why wouldn’t you do this?  Good question.


Click on this link below to check out your choices of color families:


I am happy to answer any questions you might have and I promise you , no obligation.   I just love these new colors and want you to get your hands on them…especially those brights!

Contact me or visit my website.


Springtime Impressions SIMPLE card!

Springtime Impressions SIMPLE card!

I can’t believe it has been a month since I have blogged. So sorry!
I have been busy finishing up the year at school, celebrating birthdays, taking a quick jaunt away and–PLAYING WITH NEW STAMP STUFF!!

Our new Stampin’ Up! catalog launched on June 1st. I am loving it. While I was able to preorder some goodies as a demonstrator, I had to wait to get my hands on everything. I have so many new fun things to play with and hopefully to share with you.

Today, I am sharing a video of a SIMPLE card made using the new Springtime Impressions Thinlits.
(**Sidenote: Do you know the difference between a Thinlit and a Framelit? A Thinlit stands alone. A Framelit was designed to cut out a stamped image. You are welcome!)

So–what do you think? SO easy! SO striking!
Check out the bundle here.

Thanks for stopping by!