Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Mediterranean Moments

Hi Stampers – welcome back – my share today is Mediterranean Moments.

Today’s post is kind of like that commercial “calgon take me away”

We had a huge snow storm – it snowed all day yesterday, 15 cm worth, so I was trying to ignore it and think of a beautiful warm sunny place….out came my Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set and my Aqua painter.

Truthfully, I have had this Mediterranean Moments stamp set for over 2 months, I don’t know what took so long to play with it – but if you enjoy colouring – it’s spot on!

Mediterranean Moments Stamp set - watercolor card by sandi at

I was daydreaming of walking down a lovely village street in Italy, you know the ones with the brightly coloured doors and all the lovely plants cascading out of their terracotta pots.  I thought it would be nice to sit on that little bench and read a book in the sun!….with a glass of wine of course, tee hee.

Sandi’s Tips & Tricks:

  • Stamp the image in StazOn Black onto a piece of watercolor paper
  • Give the whole thing a light wash of Crumb Cake.  the darker brown highlights are a second and third layer of crumb cake.
  • I used my black watercolor pencil for the highlights near the top of the picture
  • The greenery is done in Old Olive and Wild Wasabi, basically I blotched on old olive and then filled in the white spots with Wild Wasabi – how’s that for technical, haha…
  • Bermuda Bay was used for the door, the bench, and the sky at the end of the alley.
  • I used Cajun Craze for all the terracotta coloured pieces, and I am loving the warmth of that colour combined with the Bermuda Bay – very Mediterranean!

Mediterranean Moments stamp set

The stamp set comes in Wood or Clear mount and has 4 lovely images to colour so I know I’ll be coming back to this, maybe tonight as the next storm blows in, ha-ha.

Mediterranean Moments Stamp set - watercolor card by sandi at

I decided to keep the rest of the card real simple so it didn’t compete with the art piece.

  • Card Base:  Thick Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Mat:  Basic Black 3-3/4 x 5
  • Art Piece:  Watercolor Paper 3-1/2 x 4-3/4

Product List for the Mediterranean Moments Card:  click on the images for a larger view and to add to your shopping bag.

And, it’s Day #4 of my Birthday Week Celebration.

I’m offering DOUBLE Corgi’s on all orders as part of the celebration, and today’s blog candy is:



Balloon Adventures Online Stamping Class
Balloon Adventures Online Class

Precut Card Kit for the Online Class
Mailed to you

A copy of this month’s Balloon Adventures Online Stamping Class and a Precut Card Kit for the Class (also my Host Code gift for this month – details here)
Just leave me a comment answering this question – what is your favourite Stampin UP Stamp Set to colour with?

The comments button is at the top of my blog post and looks like this, so if you are reading this in an e-mail, just click the heading, it will take you to my blog to enter.

Don’t forget to leave comments on the last 3 days of blog candy too…..All winners will be announced on March 11.

Thanks so much for visiting me today and if you live in Canada and would like to order the supplies to create the Stampin Up Mediterranean Moments Card: simply click on the “shop with me” button below, I would love to be your demonstrator.


cdn-flag – Why shop with me?  I’m committed to making your on-line ordering experience amazing.  Learn about the perks and benefits of my Corgi Loyalty Rewards here.

Choose a FREE Item with each $60. order (before S&T) during Sale-a-bration – ends March 31, 2017

 Click to view the online brochure

Click to view the online Brochure


Join my Canadian Nation Wide Happy Stampers Team – We welcome you from Anywhere in Canada

During Sale-a-bration you receive – 3 weeks left to take advantage of this deal

  • $165.00 of products of your choice for $135. (excludes Host sets and Sale-a-bration sets)
  • TWO FREE Additional Stamp Sets (any price)
  • A Free Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • FREE Shipping on your entire order

CLICK HERE for the details



Sign in/Sign up today for access to all 53 of my Classes for one low monthly fee.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. peggy peggy
    March 6, 2017    

    Sandie, I love Mediterranean Moments stamp set you used here. It is simple but very elegant.

  2. Lynne Lynne
    March 6, 2017    

    I love the card, the nicest one I have seen using the Mediterranean Moments set. I have never travelled to Europe, but my sister has, and this set would be perfect for her. My favourite set to colour is Birthday Blooms, I love the large flower, easily coloured with markers or watercolour pencils and the aquabrush, and easy to fussy cut as well.

  3. Kristen K Kristen K
    March 6, 2017    

    My favourite SU set to colour with is a retired hostess set called Best Thoughts.

  4. Kathy Beemer Kathy Beemer
    March 6, 2017    

    Your card is beautiful. Honestly, I don’t ‘color’ much at all with any of my sets. Maybe I need to rethink that………….

  5. Claudia Claudia
    March 6, 2017    

    birthday blooms is a favorite to colour! Although the more I see of this Mediterranean Moments, the more I am thinking that one would be funtoo! Love this balloon class!

  6. Heather Price Heather Price
    March 6, 2017    

    Hi Sandi, I think if I had the Mediterranean Moments set, it would be very nice to color. So far, I like the Vintage Leaves set to colour. You can blend the leaves very nicely.

  7. Lynn Gauthier Lynn Gauthier
    March 6, 2017    

    Happy Birthday Week!!! I hope you are having BIG fun every day and night this week to celebrate!
    My FAVE Stamp Set to color is Hey Chick. I LOVE that chicken with the goofy head of feathers! He just cracks me up!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Marian Marian
    March 6, 2017    

    Hey Sandi. like us here in Ottawa old man Winter is hanging on.
    Great colouring job on this stamp.
    My favourite is the Corner Garden stamp. It is easy to colour and can use the stamp for so many occasions. I love stamps that you can use over and over again.

  9. Marilyn Marilyn
    March 6, 2017    

    I think my favorite Stampin Up stamp to color is the You’ve Got This stamp set. It is challenging to perfect the flower to make it look realistic and you can use several different medias like water colors, alcohol markers , and pencils crayons to color it.

  10. Nancy Nancy
    March 7, 2017    

    My favourite stamp set to colour with, mmm??? I really like Perfect Peacock, you can do so much with depth of colour. I l-o-v-e Tuscan Vineyard, you can almost make those grapes look real!

  11. Sophie Sophie
    March 7, 2017    

    This is so beautiful! I really love all the possibilities that you have with this stamp

  12. Valerie Valerie
    March 7, 2017    

    I enjoy colouring the Mediterranean Moments. It just begs you to play with it. It can really reflect actual pictures or photos. So lovely to drift away with!

    March 7, 2017    

    Remarkable You is my favorite stamp set to color.

  14. Deepa M. Deepa M.
    March 7, 2017    

    Your coloring is gorgeous as always Sandi! Looks like spring is happening in your studio even if the weather outside isn’t cooperating so much 🙂

  15. Elaine Elaine
    March 7, 2017    

    Love your card Sandi, great job on the colouring. Must admit I try and avoid colouring, not so good at it, but I do like to see what others do. Maybe one day!!

  16. Terry Duncan Terry Duncan
    March 7, 2017    

    I love the idea of using the Crumb Cake wash for the card…never thought of that! It looks great. I don’t really have a favorite set to color because I love them all!

  17. Tammy Hanson Tammy Hanson
    March 7, 2017    

    Wow. I am just realizing that I don’t color much either. It’s very relaxing so I really must start doing it more often.

  18. Patrice Espy Patrice Espy
    March 8, 2017    

    Happy Birthday! This week is going too fast. You Mediterranean piece is amazing. It made me feel so relaxed. I had my eye on this set and now you made me want to get it.
    Thanks for the chance to win BC

  19. Avril Avril
    March 8, 2017    

    Not being good at coloring I realized I never bought many sets that need such attention but I am working at developing some techniques helped by your great tutorials and lately I have been having fun with Awesomely Artistic combined with An Open Heart. Your tips sure encourage new experiments. Hope your birthday week has been full of fun because you are sure making it fun for all of us. Thanks.

  20. Dayle Dayle
    March 9, 2017    

    My favorite set to color is Beautiful You. So many possibilities!

  21. wilma wilma
    March 9, 2017    

    My favourite S.U. sets to colour are retired ones….the Seaside series as well as the older truck ones, the firetruck, the cars etc….I loved those styles

  22. Catherine Kraft Catherine Kraft
    March 9, 2017    

    Sandi, you did a wonderful job on this fabulous card. My family and I lived in the Netherlands for 6 1/2 years (USAF) and this set so reminds me of the area where we lived and areas we visited. Memories………Absolutely love this set!!

  23. Yvonne Yvonne
    March 9, 2017    

    I have always said “Birthdays are not so much fun if they only last one day” You are proof of that!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Them While You Can!

NEW: Inside Stamping And Blogging

Direct To Rubber Technique Class by Stamping And Blogging
April 2017 Technique Class

This month's technique class is Direct To Rubber! This is such a fun, easy technique to quickly create stunning cards.  Three beautiful cards featuring the Layering Tree, Better Together, Vertical Greetings and Butterfly Basics stamp sets by Stampin' Up!

Inside Stamping And Blogging we have over
90 stamping techniques for you to learn and specifically have 7 new Technique Classes.

You get EVERYTHING for JUST $14.95 (per month USD). That's all our Card Classes (over 50), over 90 techniques, over 275 One Sheet Wonders, 100+ videos on Blogging and Social Media, and so much more!

Sign Up Now

Google Translate: Select Your Language!


Follow Me on Pinterest

Follow Me on Facebook   Follow Me on Twitter   Follow Me on Pinterest   Follow Me on YouTube   Follow Me on LinkedIn  

Follow Sandi MacIver - Stampin Up - Stampin with Sandi's board My Creations, blogs and websites on Pinterest.

Social Media Marketing Widgets

Enter your Email:
Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz
Email:   RSS:

Stamping and Blogging is a premiere, exclusive, one-of-a-kind membership site. Sandi and Heather offer members something that is TRULY UNIQUE - a place where you can learn new STAMPING TECHNIQUES and projects, exclusively using Stampin’ Up! product, as well as HOW TO SETUP, maintain or enhance YOUR BLOG to showcase your artwork or to simply grow your online presence.
Stamping and Blogging: Stamping 101-The Basics, free video series!

Sign Up Now

Founder's Circle
FC1375Founders 2014
founders Circle 2015
Incentive Trips:
GrandVacation  Hawaii











All content (including text, photographs & designs) are copyright Sandi MacIver Designs 2016. Stamped images © Stampin' Up! Shared for personal use only. No content may be removed, duplicated or copied for publication, contest entry, online distribution, or advertisement, without permission.


This is a personal blog of Sandi MacIver, an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and I am responsible for its content. Stampin' Up! does not endorse the use of or contents of the classes, services, or non-Stampin' Up! products I may offer here.