Thursday, May 14, 2015

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour: Goodbyes Are Hard

Hello, and welcome to this month's blog tour!  Our theme this month is "Goodbyes Are Hard."  The Stampin' Up! retiring list has been posted, and I will be saying goodbye to some of my favorite stamp sets.  But, I know lots of fun, new stamp sets will be taking their place!  (Yep -- I have seen the new catalog, and it is gorgeous!)

So, saying goodbye can mean different things to different people: sympathy cards, moving cards, retirement cards, etc.  I decided to create a sympathy card for my project.  

A family friend recently passed away, and he just loved the beach. In fact, he, his wife, and a few family members made the 3-hour trip to Ocean City just days before he died.  So, when I thought about him, I knew exactly what stamps I would use for a sympathy card for his family.  


Two of the stamp sets are on the retiring list:  By The Seashore and Love & Sympathy.  Being a Maryland girl, I just love the images in By The Seashore, especially the crab.  I stamped the crab and starfish with Lost Lagoon ink onto Whisper White card stock and then "fussy cut" them out with our fabulous Paper Snips.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach them to the front of the card to give it a little pop.  



I used the Hardwood stamp (NOT retiring -- Yay!) with Crumb Cake ink stamped on Whisper White card stock to get the weathered boardwalk look.  

Here is the inside of the card:


I used a piece of Linen Thread to tie a bow around the fold of the card to add a finishing touch.  Here are the supplies I used to create this card:
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I hope you enjoyed this card, and I hope it brings comfort to the recipients.

Now, it is time to see what Missy Bolinger has created this month. I know it will be RemARKable!  



Here is the entire line-up:

Nancy Amato - http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2015/05/remarkable-stampers-blog-tour-goodbyes.html
Melissa Bolinger - http://creativeblessingsbymissy.blogspot.com/2015/05/remarkable-blog-tour-saying-goodbye.html
Tamra Davis - http://www.theCardLadies.com/remarkable-blog-tour-goodbye-old-favorites
Anne Matasci - http://wp.me/pCcBw-1R1
Heather Mathieson - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/inkyladybug/blog
Audra Monk - http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com/2015/05/goodbyes-are-hard-remarkable-blog-hop.html
Maria Pane - http://stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com/2015/05/goodbyes-are-so-hard-su-remarkable-blog.html
Andi Potler - http://www.absolutekreations.com/2015/05/14/remarkable-stampers-blog-tour-goodbyes-are-hard/
Michele Reynolds - http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2015/05/goodbyes-are-hard-blog-tour.html
Pam Staples - http://wp.me/p3p2VA-ZL
Janet Wakeland - http://wp.me/pHIQD-7fj

Happy Stamping,




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers -- Save 50% Off!


Have you tried Paper Pumpkin?  No -- Well, you are in luck!  You can save half off the first 2 months from now until June 10, 2015. You can join Paper Pumpkin HERE.  Be sure to enter Promo Code SAVE50  when you sign up and save!

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT). 
One new event I am planning every month is a Paper Pumpkin Party night beginning June, 2015.  I will have open studio time for you to bring your Paper Pumpkin kit and have fun creating with others.  

Let me know if you have any questions.  I know I love Paper Pumpkin, especially the exclusive stamp sets I receive in the kit each month.  I think the stamp sets alone are well worth the price of Paper Pumpkin, but you also get supplies to make fun projects, ink spots, accessories, and instructions.  

Join Paper Pumpkin and give it a try.  I think you will love it, too!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weekly Deals: May 12 - 18

Here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!



Sale: $5.21
Price: $6.95
Sale: $11.96
Price: $15.95
Sale: $3.71
Price: $4.95
Sale: $8.21
Price: $10.95
Sale: $5.21
Price: $6.95
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You can order these items online 24/7 at http://nancyamato.stampinup.net.  Use Hostess Code MHN7GXQ6 and receive a special gift from me!

Happy Stamping,

Friday, May 8, 2015

24HOURS Paper Pumpkin Promotion!



Exciting Paper Pumpkin News this evening -- New Paper Pumpkin subscribers can receive their first month of Paper Pumpkin for only $5!  Yes -- $5!  Watch the video above to see what you will receive with your Paper Pumpkin Kit this month, and then Join Now!

Be sure to use Promo Code 24HOURS when signing up.  I love receiving my Paper Pumpkin each month, and I think you will, too! 

Let me know if you have any questions, but you must hurry to take advantage of this deal.  The 24HOURS promo code is only good until Saturday, May 10, 8:50 PM (ET), 6:50 PM (MT).  

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bunches of Butterflies

I don't know about you, but I love butterflies!  So, you can only imagine how excited I was to see the Butterflies Thinlits in the Occasions Catalog.  They are so delicate and just beautiful!

Butterflies Thinlits Dies
#137360  $24.95
Have you ever wondered what approximately 350 butterflies looks like?  Well, here it is.....


And, they all fit inside a gallon ziplock bag!  As many of you know, I have a special place in my heart for the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Well, the theme for this year's Cancer Survivor Celebration involves butterflies.  So, I have been cutting out butterflies like a crazy woman -- LOL!  We are using different colors of card stock to coordinate with the colors representing different types of cancer. I cannot wait to see what the ladies in the Survivor Services Department do with them.  They are so talented, and I know they will make beautiful decorations!  This is the first batch I delivered last week, and I am using my Big Shot and the Butterflies Thinlits to cut even more.  I will be sure to share photos from the Survivor Celebration in June.

Off to cut some more butterflies,

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Weekly Deals: May 5 - 11

Here are the Weekly Deals for this week:



Sale: $6.71
Price: $8.95
Sale: $6.71
Price: $8.95
Sale: $12.71
Price: $16.95
Sale: $14.96
Price: $19.95
Sale: $2.63
Price: $3.50
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These fabulous deals only last one week, so be sure to shop as soon as possible on my website www.nancyamato.stampinup.net.  Use Hostess Code MHN7GXQ6 during May to receive a special thank you gift from me!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hello Card

The weather is nice and warm, and the flowers are blooming here in Baltimore. Our beautiful Spring weather was my inspiration for this card:



The bright colors and the yummy Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper just make this card pop.  And, the texture on the Whisper White layer made with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is so delicate and pretty!

Here is a close-up of the center of the card:



The Vintage Faceted Designer Button and cute little bow made with Whisper White Baker's Twine visually tie the four pieces of Designer Series Paper together.  

The "hello" was cut out with the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  Here is a helpful hint when using intricate Thinlits:  place a piece of waxed paper in between the card stock and the Thinlit as you make your Big Shot sandwich.  The waxed paper will let the Thinlit cut the card stock, but the cardstock will not get stuck inside the Thinlit.  

Here are the supplies I used to make this card:



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You can shop online at www.nancyamato.stampinup.net.  Use Hostess Code MHN7GXQ6 during May to get a free gift from me. 

Happy Stamping,