Sunday, December 15, 2013

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour: Best of Snow

Hello from the snowy mid-Atlantic!  It is flurrying here again, so our blog tour featuring the "Best of Snow" stamp set is perfect timing!

Best of Snow
#134387  $14.95
I just love all of the images in this set and I had fun creating these projects!  My first card is for my hubby for Christmas:

I think this little hedgehog and snowman are adorable, don't you?  I colored them with Stampin' Write Markers and Blender Pens then added a little Dazzling Diamonds to make the snow sparkle.  The greeting is from the Christmas Messages stamp set (#131790 $28.95 Wood Mount or #131793 $20.95 Clear Mount).

My second card features the brand-new stamp that comes with this set:  the "Let It Snow" stamp.

I stamped the snowflake in Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Crumb Cake ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla then sponged the edges to give it a vintage look.  I stamped the "Let It Snow" stamp in Always Artichoke onto Very Vanilla then punched it out with the new Bracket Label Punch (#132153, $15.95).  A little sponging and pearls give it the perfect vintage look!

My final project is a gift tag.  I used the image of Frosty (one of my all-time favorites from years ago!) and the "To:  From:" stamp from the Tags 4 You stamp set.  I stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White then cut with the Deco Labels Framelits.  I added a larger layer cut from Cherry Cobbler, then another larger layer cut from our Season of Style Designer Series Paper.  I wrapped some Season of Style Designer Washi Tape around the sides of our Kraft Gift Box, then added some of our Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon to complete the look.  Easy-peasy gift wrapping for this busy time of year!

I hope you enjoyed these projects and now it is time to see what Melissa Bolinger has created

Stay warm!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz!


Woohoo!  Just in time for Christmas shopping for your favorite crafter -- the Clearance Rack Blitz!  Clearance Rack items will be up to 80% off, while supplies last!  The Clearance Rack Blitz begins on Tuesday, December 10th.  You can shop online at  Remember, items will only be available while supplies last, so be sure to shop early for the best selection. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour: Spread the Joy

Hello, and welcome to another RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour!  This month, I decided to use the "Spread the Joy" stamp set. 

Spread the Joy
#134781  Wood Mount  $25.95
#134784  Clear Mount  $18.95 
Spread the Joy, by Emily M. from the Stampin' Up! home office, is the first winning stamp set from In With You, our new stamp set design challenge beta program.
In April, Stampin' Up! employees were given the challenge to create a "bucket list" stamp set. Emily "wanted to make a set that could be versatile and usable for lots of different things." Employees fell in love with her design and voted the set to victory!
Stampin' Up! will be running ongoing contests and would love your participation! Join the fun at
Here is the card I made with this fun stamp set:

I stamped the image in Elegant Eggplant ink, then used a Blender Pen to add inks of several colors to highlight the cute lettering.  A layer of Elegant Eggplant card stock helps it pop off of the Whisper White panel that was embossed with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I added some Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, and a small Vintage Faceted Designer Button for more texture. 

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Now, it is time to see what Melissa Bolinger has created with this fun stamp set!  Just click on the link

Have a great Sunday!  We are expecting some winter weather today here on the east coast, so I will be enjoying the blog tour with a hot cup of cocoa.  Yummy!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Deals!

Hello, and Happy Cyber Monday!  Stampin' Up! is winding up the Holiday Sale with some fabulous deals for Cyber Monday.

You can shop online at and click the Shop Now button.  Or, you can contact me at and I will place your order for you.  I will be finalizing an order at 9:00 PM ET, so please contact me before then.  Don't miss out on these great deals!  The Holiday Sale ends at 11:50 PM MT tonight!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to take just a moment to thank each of you for taking time to read this little old blog!  I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones today, and I will be back this weekend with some fun ideas for Christmas!

I am thankful for you!  


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I am SO excited to announce the Holiday Sale from Stampin' Up! starts today, November 20, with some amazing doorbusters!  You can save 30% on the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and our Many Marvelous Markers TODAY ONLY, Wednesday, November 20, 2013. 

Annual Catalog p. 176 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95 $20.97
Annual Catalog p. 178 125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate $11.95 $8.37
Annual Catalog p. 163 131264 Many Marvelous Markers $109.95 $76.97

You can order these doorbusters online at  Be sure to use Hostess Code T7BK2TE2 for a chance to win the Hostess Dollars!  You can also contact me at and I will place your order for you. 

And, there's MUCH more to the Holiday Sale!  You can save up to 50% off a huge selection of items until December 2, 2013.  Check them out!

Remember to use the Hostess Code T7BK2TE2 for a chance to win the Hostess Dollars. 

Let me know if you have any questions, and Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Woohoo -- Weekly Deals for November 19 - 25th!

I wanted to let you know about the Weekly Deals for November 19 - 25!  Here is what is included this week:

Order online at and click on the Shop Now button below my name in the upper right corner.  Be sure to use Hostess Code T7BK2TE2 for a chance to win the Hostess Dollars!  If you prefer, I can place your order for you.  Just email me at or call 410-207-3590.  Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeezy!   

And, be sure to stop back tomorrow for exciting news about the

Believe me -- you won't want to miss out on the Doorbusters that will only be available on Wednesday, November 20th! 
Until tomorrow....... 


Sunday, November 17, 2013

RemARKable Best of Christmas Blog Tour

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stampers Best of Christmas Blog Tour!  I had fun creating these cards for you -- one has a vintage look and one is quick and simple.  The first card was inspired by the old fashioned image of Santa Claus.  I think this image is so traditional, and I wanted to make a card that expressed that feeling:

I stamped Santa with Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I used my Blender Pen to add color (Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive for his hat) then used a Blush Blossom marker for his face and a Blushing Bride marker for his rosy cheeks!  I cut him out with one of our Festive Flurry Framelits, then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to layer onto two larger snowflakes, then layered the entire element onto a Very Vanilla background.  (Can you tell I love layering?? LOL)  Adding a few of our pearls finishes it off.     

A little glue from my 2-Way Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds made his hat sparkle!  And, what is Christmas without a little sparkle? 

My second card is quick and easy.  I simply stamped the nativity stamp in Island Indigo ink onto Whisper White card stock.  A few sparkly stars, thanks to Dazzling Diamonds, make it shimmer.  The image really pops off of the coordinating Winter Frost Designer Series Paper. 

Here are all of the images you get with this set:

Best of Christmas  #134384  $14.95

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop on the blog tour is Melissa Bolinger

Here is the entire line-up:

Nancy Amato  YOU ARE HERE
Melissa Bolinger
Jackie Bottomley
Susan Carlson
Tamra Davis   
Sherri Eddleblute
Lynn Embrey  
Kathy Hamrick
Crystal Kondo 
Deb Lehigh     
Anne Matasci  
Andi Potler       
Michele Reynolds
Sharon Tisdale
Janet Wakeland 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour: Festive Flurry

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stampers Blog Tour!  I know you are going to love the inspiration you get from this group of amazing stampers.  So, sit back, relax, and make your way around the tour.

I chose Festive Flurry for my card this month.  I have been in a "flurry" this last week getting ready for two big events, so I thought this would be appropriate -- LOL! 

This card was quick and easy!  I used Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, and Whisper White for my color scheme.  And, our Silver Glimmer Paper gives it just the right amount of sparkle!

And, here is the inside of the card:

I used the Festive Flurry Bundle to create this project.  You can save 15% by purchasing the stamp set and the coordinating framelits in the bundle -- woohoo!  I also used the Magical Season clear mount stamp ($134777, $5.95) available as part of our Holiday Collection single stamps.  The inside greeting is from More Merry Messages (#126400 Wood Mount  $32.95 or #126402 Clear Mount $24.95).  

I hope you like this project!  Now, it is time to see what Melissa Bollinger has created this month.  I am sure it is beautiful -- she is such a talented stamper.  Just click on her link:

Nancy Amato   YOU ARE HERE
Melissa Bolinger
Jackie Bottomley
Susan Carlson
Tamra Davis  
Connie Deibler
Crystal Kondo 
Deb Lehigh     
Anne Matasci  
Audra Monk    
Maria Pane     
Andi Potler      
Michele Reynolds
Pam Staples   
Janet Wakeland


Saturday, November 9, 2013

I have not forgotten you....

I know it has been a long time since I have posted -- I have been busy getting ready for a huge craft fair!  The craft fair was today, so things should be getting back to "normal" (or, as normal as I can possibly be -- LOL!) soon. 

But, I wanted to let you know that the RemARKable Stampers blog tour is tomorrow, November 10th, so stop back to see the beautiful creations from my fellow teammates!

Have a great evening!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Best of Snow

Even though it is a warm day here in Baltimore, I know the cold weather and snow will be here before we know it!  :-)  So, I am happy to announce that the next "Best Of" stamp set is the "Best of Snow." 

Best of Snow
#134387  $14.95
I am so happy Stampin' Up! chose good ol' Frosty as one of the images for this set -- he is one of my all-time favorites!  The new stamp is the "Let Is Snow" stamp that coordinates with our Bracket Label Punch.

Bracket Label Punch
#132153  $15.95
Remember, as a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin' Up! is including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set.  Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

I can't wait to get this set and create some snow-themed cards!  Be sure to check back on Sunday, November 17th for the RemARKable Stampers Best of Snow Blog Tour. 

Oh, I almost forgot -- the Hostess Code for November is T7BK2TE2 .  Remember to enter this Hostess Code when you finalize your online order for a chance to win the Hostess Dollars. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WOW! New specials....

Happy Tuesday!  I am SO excited to announce TWO new promotions, in addition to the Tuesday Weekly Deals! 

First of all, Stampin' Up! just announced a great promotion just in time for the holidays -- the Tag It Bundles.  You get everything you need:  the Stamp A Tag Kit (stamps, 2 ink spots, bakers twine, and tags) the ribbon, and the boxes to create your own pretty packages!  This special is available until November 19, 2013.

Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)
Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

My Digital Studio is also getting ready for the Holiday Rush, too, with 30% off select holiday downloads and print products.  My Digital Studio is a great way to create a beautiful photo card to send to friends and family.  Plus, there are gift tags, home décor items, photo books, frame-ready art, and more!  And, you can try My Digital Studio with the FREE 30-Day MDS Trial.  Visit my website for more information about this fun program.

And, now it's time to let you know what the Tuesday Specials are for this week:

Be sure to use Hostess Code G9AVWEEA for a chance to win the Hostess Dollars.  You can shop online 24/7 at  

Have a great day!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Last day of the 25% Off 25 Stamps Promotion

Don't miss out on the great deal -- 25% off 25 Stamp Sets!  I will be placing an order tonight at 9 PM ET, so you can email your order to me or shop online at and use Hostess Code G9AVWEEA for a chance to win the Hostess Dollars!

Have a good day!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thursday, and you know what that means -- more specials from Stampin' Up! to celebrate their 25th Anniversary!  So, without further ado, here they are:

You can see each of these items in greater detail and order them at my online store  Use Hostess Code G9AVWEEA for a chance to win the Hostess Benefits. 

Have a great Thursday, and always know how thankful I am for you!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Deals & New MDS Downloads

Hello!  Lots of fun things going on in the Stampin' Up! world, and I wanted to post a second time today to keep you informed of the Tuesday Deals and the new My Digital Studio digital downloads for this week.

First, here are the Tuesday Deals for this week:

Dress Up Framelits
#130101  $18.71

Special Events Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
#132291  $8.21
Remember This And That Rotary Stamp
#130133  $4.46

Holidays Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
#132292  $8.21
Sweet Pressed Cookie Handle
#132290  $4.46
Wicked Fun Kit -- Digital Download
#127609  $4.98
You can order these items using Hostess Code G9AVWEEA at my online store

Now, onto the My Digital Studio Tuesday downloads! 

Feast of Thanks Digital Download
#135641  $19.95
Download includes:
* Double-sided invitation template (9" x 4-1/4")
* 6-page décor designer template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 15-page décor designer template (8-1/2 x 11")
* 60-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 10 Designer Series Papers
* 35 embellishments

* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Label Bracket Punch and Autumn Accents Bigz Die
* Template includes banners, table tents, menu, coloring page, pie picks, dessert table flag, napkin rings, name cards, invitation, wine charms, and a framable

Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

Happy Jolly Overlays Stamp Brush Set
#135715  $8.95

Download includes:
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set

Hello Fall Pocket Cards
#135643  $6.95
 Download includes:
* 6-page template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 30-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 28 embellishments
* 4 punches

* Digital exclusive
* So versatile that you can use throughout the year and just switch out the stamps
* Document all your fun fall activities all season long

Baja Breeze, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

Joy to the World Stamp Brush set
#135272  $4.95
Download includes:
* 4-piece SVG stamp brush set

Most Loved Seasonal Recipes Easel Template
#135716  $14.95
Download includes:
* 28-page easel recipe book (5-1/2" x 6-1/2")
* 19-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 1 Designer Series Paper
* 4 embellishments

* Digital exclusive
* Record all your favorite family recipes for every holiday and occasion
* Give as a gift at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner

Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

Special Season Stamp Brush Set
#135266  $4.95
Download includes:
* 4-piece SVG stamp brush set

Whew!  That's all for now!