Thursday, May 12, 2016

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour: Last Call for Retiring Stamps!

Well, it is May, and that means that the new Stampin' Up! Catalog will be here soon!  Yippee! 

But, some items need to retire to make room for all of the fabulous NEW products you will just have to have -- hint, hint....

One of my favorite stamp sets is All Boxed Up.  It is so cute, and it coordinates with the All Boxed Up Kit.  (Update:  The All Boxed Up Kit is sold out, but the stamp set is still available!)  This stamp set is so cute for little treats and party favors.  I love it! 

All Boxed Up
#138944  Wood Mount  $17.00
#139340  Clear Mount  $13.00

One of my favorite stamp sets is By The Tide.  I have used it quite a bit, and pairing it with the World Map stamp makes quite a stunning card.  This was one of the cards we recently made in my Masculine Card Class:

We visit Maine each year, and I just love the lobster image in this stamp set.  This will certainly be one I keep for my personal collection!  Here are all of the images:

By The Tide
#131910  Wood Mount  $28.00
#129120  Clear Mount  $20.00

Now, it is time to see what Missy made for us this month.  Here is her link:

Happy Stamping,

Here is the entire line up:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Flower Fun Class

The theme for my Just Cards Class this month was "Flower Fun." Here are the cards we made:

What do you think?  Three of the four cards used the Botanical Builders framelits dies -- a "must have" in my opinion.  These framelits dies are bundled with the Botanical Blooms stamp set in the current Occasions Catalog.  

Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle
#140819   $51.75
The easel card in the lower left corner was made with the Grateful Bunch Bundle.  This bundle includes the stamp set and the Blossom Bunch Punch.  

Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Bundle
#140801  $33.00
I have had such an overwhelming response to these cards on Facebook that I have decided to offer an online option.  I will send these completed cards to everyone who places an order of $25 or more in my online store and uses Hostess Code FNS4YQMK when they complete their order.  If you are in the US, you can shop 24/7 here. Be sure to allow me to contact you so I can access your address for the cards.  (The Designer Series Paper may vary from examples shown.)

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

So Long, Farewell....

The 2015-2016 Catalog is coming to an end, so you know what that means -- the Retirement List is here!  Retiring stamps will be available until May 22, and then only while supplies last.  Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last -- once they are gone, they are gone!  

So, don't miss out!  Place your order today!  Use Hostess Code PWBBG69G when you check out and allow me to access your name and address for a special gift from me.  You can shop online 24/7 here.  

The Retirement List will update each day at 4 PM MT to let you know what items are still available.  This copy of the Retirement List was downloaded on April 19.

So, without further ado.....Here is the Retirement List!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour: Spring is Here!

The calendar says "Spring," but the weather here in Maryland has been a little mixed up lately.  We had snow flurries last weekend, and then it climbs to the high 60s by late afternoon.  Luckily, creativity is not dependent on the weather, so I have a Spring-like project for you despite the weather.

This card features flowers made with the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies and Whisper White cardstock.  
Botanical Builders Framelits Dies
#140625   $33.00
I wanted to create a soft, feminine look for this card and the colors and patterns in the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper was perfect!  I love the subtle watercolor look of these patterns.  And, I selected a coordinating pattern to use as an envelope liner.  

Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
#140557  $11.00

I assembled the flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals cut into small pieces, and then topped each one with a rhinestone.  I love the tone-on-tone look of the all white flowers.  

Here is a close-up of the flowers:

The striped Designer Series Paper was cut on an angle with the "vine" framelit.  I wanted to have enough room to emboss the "dear friend" stamp in the upper left corner.  

I also embossed the inside greeting with silver embossing powder, and then stamped a flower in the bottom left corner with Blushing Bride ink.

This is one of the projects we did at Stamp Club today, and the ladies loved it.  It always makes me happy when they are happy!

Now, it is time to see what Missy has created for us this month.  

Happy Stamping,

Here is the entire line up for this month's tour:

Anne Matasci -

Thursday, March 10, 2016

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour: Don't Miss Out On These Sale-A-Bration Items!

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stampers blog tour!  This month, we will be featuring projects made with our fabulous Sale-A-Bration products.  It is March, and Sale-A-Bration ends at the end of the month.  (sniff, sniff...)  But, there is still plenty of time for you to place an order and choose your favorite Sale-A-Bration items!  You get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for each $50 order you place (before tax and shipping).  

Here is one project that features the beautiful Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, the Flowering Fields stamp set, and the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack -- all FREE Sale-A-Bration items you can select!

The inside greeting is one of the stamps from the Watercolor Greetings Card Kit (#140406, $35.00) on page 80 in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.  This card kit contains everything you need to make 20 cards -- You provide the adhesive, the kit takes care of the rest. This is the perfect gift for anyone, from a brand-new crafter to an experienced crafter.  Just add a SNAIL Permanent Adhesive and two Snail refills, and you have enough to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  (Mother's Day is coming up in May...hint, hint!)

Here is another project that features the beautiful Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper:


I thought the pattern on the Hello Honey sheets looked like bunny tails, so that was my inspiration for this Easter card.  I love the versatility of the Friends & Flowers stamp set featured in the Occasions Catalog on page 46 (#140508 Wood Mount $27.00 or #140511 Clear Mount $19.00).  We stamped the bunny and ears onto Whisper White card stock, then punched them out with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the Festive Flower Punch.  Blender Pens and Calypso Coral ink were used to color the inside of the ears and give our bunny some rosy cheeks!

The Triple Banner Punch makes easy work of the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, and the Circles Collection Framelits were used to cut the circle behind the bunny.  I love her little bow made with the Bow Paper Clip Embellishments.  I know I will be ordering more of these cuties!  The inside sentiment is one of the stamps in the Suite Sayings stamp set (#140709 Wood Mount $29.00, #140712 Clear Mount $21.00).  And the "Hippity Hoppity" stamp is part of the And Many More stamp set and it fits perfectly in our Word Window Punch.

Spring has sprung here in Baltimore, and I cannot wait to plant some marigolds in my garden this year.  I was thinking of beautiful marigolds when I designed this card using the What I Love stamp set and the Perfect Pairings stamp set -- both available only during Sale-A-Bration.  

I love how this flower comes together right before your eyes with the three stamps.  Here is a graphic of how we made the flowers:

The Happy Birthday image is part of the Perfect Pairings stamp set, and the inside verse is part of the Suite Sayings stamp set. (Can you tell I love that stamp set?)

We used some Washi Tape from the It's My Party Designer Washi Tape to cover a narrow strip of Whisper White card stock, and then added three pearls on top of the washi tape.  This piece is attached to the card front with adhesive.  I think this card just screams "It's Spring!"  

Remember, Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31, and items are available only while supplies last.  So, be sure to place your order soon!

Now, it is time to see what Missy has created for us this month!  I am sure it will be fabulous!  Just click here to visit Missy's blog, or click on the icon below.

Happy Stamping,

Here is the complete line-up of bloggers this month:

Nancy Amato -      YOU ARE HERE

Tamra Davis -

Anne Matasci -

Janet Wakeland -


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Just Cards Class: Birthday Bonanza!

The theme for February's Just Cards Class is Birthday Bonanza!  I have had 2 groups of stampers make these cards so far, and they love them.  

I based this class on the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack and the other fun, new birthday products in the Occasions Catalog. The It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack is fabulous -- four 12 x 12" sheets of each design in bright, festive colors.  

Here is a photo of all of the cards together:

Stop back later this week for the details about each card.  (Sorry -- life got a little busy, but I promise to post details about each of these cards soon!)

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, February 11, 2016

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour!  We are featuring more products from the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog this month.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the projects.  

My first project this month features products from the Occasions Catalog:  the Party With Cake stamp set and the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack. 

Party With Cake
#140669 Wood-mount  $28.00
#140672  Clear-mount  $20.00

It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
#140552   $26.00 for 48 12 x 12" double-sided sheets

This is a fun stamp set to use for birthday cards for young and old alike!  I made this special card for my little nephew who just turned 3!  It is a pop-up slider card, and I think he really liked it.

This is one of the cards we will be making this month in my Just Cards Class: Birthday Bonanza.  I loved adding the "3" from the Number of Years stamp set.  It was easy-peasy to cut out using our Large Numbers Framelits dies.  I bought the stamp set and framelits as a bundle and saved 15%!

Number of Years Bundle
#140811   $49.25

Here are the supplies I used to make this card:
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

My second project features two of the exclusive Sale-A-Bration products that are only available until February 15, 2016:  The Sky Is The Limit stamp set and the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.

I just love how the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper has a marbled-look on one side and a water-colored look on the other.  I used the water-colored side for my sky and stamped the airplane directly on it with Tuxedo Black Momento ink.  I stamped the clouds onto Whisper White card stock and then cut them out using my Paper Snips.  As you can see in the detailed shot, I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up some of the clouds. 

Here are the supplies I used for this card:
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

If you want either of these FREE Sale-A-Bration items, be sure to place your order by February 15! 

Now, it is time to see what Missy has created for us!  I know it will be simply RemARKable!  Just click here to go to Missy's blog. 

Here is the complete line-up of bloggers this month:

Nancy Amato  -

Anne Matasci -

Pam Staples  - 

Happy Stamping,