Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New MDS Downloads Today and (hint, hint!) Special Promotion Coming Tomorrow!

Happy Tuesday!  Did you know that Stampin' Up! releases new digital downloads EVERY Tuesday?  Here are the new downloads for Tuesday, April 30, 2013:
Be Yourself May Kit - Digital Download #133426 $9.95


Download includes:
* 10-piece stamp brush set
* 14 Designer Series Papers
* 33 embellishments

* Digital exclusive
* Inspire and brighten your day with this watercolor kit
* Coordinates with the FREE Be Yourself May Wallpaper

Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango

Be Yourself May Wallpaper - Digital Download  #133427  FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD --

Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)

* Digital exclusive
* A free desktop wallpaper to inspire and brighten your days all month long
* Coordinates with the Be Yourself May Kit

Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango

Designer Typeset Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download  #134597, $9.95

Download includes:
* 57-piece SVG stamp brush set

Hello World Ensemble - Digital Download, #133528, $19.95

Download includes:
* Thank you greeting card template (3-1/2" x 5")
* Invitation greeting card template (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
* Announcement double-sided postcard template
(7" x 5")
* 9-page designer d├ęcor template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 49-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 5 Designer Series Papers
* 32 embellishments
* 1 punch

* Digital exclusive
* Fun, fresh chalkboard-inspired baby shower with pops of color
* All the pieces you need to plan a shower start to finish: invites, framable, banner, food

And, now...... here's your hint -- stop back tomorrow for news about a BIG sale -- 25% off tons of digital downloads and print products.  That's all I know for now, I will share the news with you tomorrow! 


Monday, April 29, 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet!

Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding--just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.
As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen" so you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to thank.  
Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.

Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

You can order this kit at my online store http://nancyamato.stampinup.net.  Don't delay -- this kit will only be available while supplies last! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Retirement Lists are Here!

It's that time of year again!  A brand-new Stampin' Up! Catalog will be released at the end of May, so now is the time for the annual retirement list!  You can see the retired stamps and accessories on my website http://nancyamato.stampinup.net.  You will find the retired items under the Promotions tab at the bottom of my home page. 

The retiring stamps will be available until May 31st, but the retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.  If you would like to place an order, you can use the Hostess Code CP9HHVH6.  I will keep this order open until May 31st.  Be sure to add the Hostess Code at the end of your order.  Your individual order will be shipped directly to you from Stampin' Up!  So, you can order those accessories and stamps you just "gotta have" before they are gone forever!  Everyone placing an online order will receive a gift from me!  Remember, the retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last, so don't delay -- order today!

If you are local to the Baltimore area, I invite you to stop by on May 18th for my "Retirement Party."  We will be inking up retiring stamps one last time, and I will have a few sneak peek items from the new catalog.  Email stampinnancy@gmail.com for more information.  It should be a fun day!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

RemARKable Best of 25th Anniversary Blog Tour: Best of Flowers

Hello, and welcome to the Best of Flowers blog tour!  Spring is in full-bloom here in Baltimore, and this stamp set is perfect for Spring-themed cards.  Here are the cards I have for you this month: 

My first card was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch 287.  When I cannot get my "mojo" going to create a card, this blog helps kick it into gear! 


Detail of flower and layers.  The 1 1/4" Circle Punch is perfect
for punching out the flower. 

Inside of card

This card features some Patio Party Designer Series Paper and Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, and Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the daisy image from the Best of Flowers stamp set in Midnight Muse ink, then punched it out with the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch.   A Midnight Muse dahlia is the perfect touch for the center of the flower.  I used the Feel Goods and Sweet Essentials stamp sets for the greetings. 
My second card is easy-peasy, quick and easy!  I stamped the flowers in Calypso Coral, then re-stamped the image slightly to the right without re-inking the stamp.  This 2nd generation image gives a feeling of depth to the image.  I used the Sweet Essentials stamp set again for the greeting.  The Chevron embossing folder gives the Whisper White panel some great texture and detail and I used Stampin' Dimensionals to "pop" the stamped image off the front of the card.   

Calypso Coral and Island Indigo make a great combination.

I like to stamp the inside of the card to coordinate
with the front of the card
My next two cards have a "vintage" feel which I just love.  Lots of sponging with Crumb Cake ink gives them an aged look.  I stamped the flowers with Early Espresso ink, then used So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, and Pretty In Pink Stampin' Write Markers to color them.  I used the Fancy Fan embossing folder and the Designer Frames embossing folder to give texture to this card.  The Ovals Framelits are perfect for cutting the correct size oval, then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Designer Frame embossing folder.  The sentiments are from The Love & Sympathy stamp set. 

My final card uses the hydrangea image from the Best of Flowers stamp set.  I used a Blender Pen to color the flower with Wisteria Wonder ink, the leaves with Garden Green ink, and the butterflies with So Saffron ink.  The butterflies are from the Collage Curios stamp set.  The image is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and cut out with the Window Frames framelit.  I used the Paper Piercer and the Festive Paper Piercing Pack to add some detail to the edges, then I sponged them with Crumb Cake ink.  I attached the stamped layer onto a larger framelit cut-out with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some dimension.   

The Honeycomb Textured Impression Embossing Folder gives great
texture to the front of this card.

The inside sentiment is from the Word Play stamp set.

Detail of Vintage Brad, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Victoria
Crochet Trim, and First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper

I hope you have enjoyed my cards!  Now, it is time to visit Linda's blog:  http://www.inkstampandscrap.com/

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Busy Week!

Hello!  It has been a busy week, and I have lots of Stampin' Up! news to share.  First of all, be sure to stop by on Sunday, April 21, for another RemARKable Stampers Best of Blog Tour.  This month, we will be featuring projects using the Best of Flowers Stamp set:

Catalog # 133342, $14.95 Clear Mount
I cannot wait to see what everyone creates!  This set contains a brand new daisy image that I just love. 

Stampin' Up! also announced a new promotion that is very exciting.  Do you ever wish you had more money to spend on Stampin' Up! products?  Consider it done!

This promotion is for hostesses AND new demonstrators who join my team from April 15-May 30.  Hostesses who close parties with $350 in merchandise orders (before tax and shipping) earn an EXTRA $30 in Hostess Dollars.  That increases the Hostess Dollars to $80 -- WOW!  And, with our new Hostess Code, out-of-town relatives and friends can add their orders and you get the Hostess Benefits.  Just give your unique Hostess Code to family and friends and ask them to place their orders online through my website http://nancyamato.stampinup.net.  (The customer will enter the Hostess Code in a new field under the special offers section of the online order shopping bag.)  Family and friends can view the 2012-2013 Catalog and the Occasions Mini Catalog online, make their wish lists, then place their orders 24/7 from the comfort of their home.  Best of all, clearance rack items, digital print products and downloads can be added onto your order with a Hostess Code.

If you just gotta have it all, this is a great time to join my team!  You can get $155 worth of Stampin' Up! merchandise for only $99 -- that's $30 more merchandise if you join my team from now until May 30, 2013.  Join my team after April 24th and receive brand NEW 2013-2014 Catalogs in your Starter Kit.  You decide what Stampin' Up! merchandise you want in your kit, plus you get business supplies to help your business grow.  Contact me for more information.

This weekend was a VERY busy weekend.  I attended the Baltimore Regional at the Convention Center on Saturday (more photos later!), and my newest nephew was baptised on Sunday.  I am truly blessed!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

RemARKable Stamp of the Month: Secret Garden

Hello, and welcome!  I hope you are enjoying the RemARKable Stamp of the Month blog tour.  This month, we are featuring Secret Garden (just in time for Spring!). 

Buy the stamp set and framelits together and SAVE 15%!
Catalog #131099 Clear Mount, $36.95
Catalog # 131100 Wood Mount, $42.95
My first card is an Easter card.

I used Tangerine Tango ink and stamped on Daffodil Delight card stock, then used the Secret Garden framelits to cut out the first flower.  The framelits make it easy-peasy to cut out these flowers.  I stamped 2 more flowers on Daffodil Delight card stock with Tangerine Tango ink.  I used my paper snips to cut the smaller inner circle from one and the medium circle from the other one.  I attached a few mini pearls to the center of the flower, then layered it onto the medium flower with a Stampin' Dimensional.  Then, I attached this to the flower base with another Stampin' Dimensional.  (I love Stampin' Dimensionals!  They just give cards that extra pop that makes them look great!)

Here is my second card:

Remember to stamp your envelope for a special touch!

I love Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Pearls!

Once again, I used Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight for the color scheme for this card.  The fun daisies make this Get Well card bright and cheery.  I love how the framelits cut out these flowers -- quick and easy!

My third card is a flower pot card:

This card uses Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, and Raspberry Ripple.  Unfortunately, I have needed to make several get well cards lately for friends and neighbors.  I hope these cards have brightened their day!  And, I hope you have enjoyed these cards, too.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your next stop on the tour – Linda Bartolucci - http://www.inkstampandscrap.com/




Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Stampin' Up! Regional Was FABULOUS!!!

Today, over 800 crazy stampers descended on the Baltimore Convention Center for the Stampin' Up! Regional.  There is nothing like the energy created when over 800 talented, creative stampers get together. 

I will post some photos on Monday of the great displays and fun Make & Takes.  There were a few sneak-peeks of new products that will be included in the new 2013-2014 Catalog, and I was able to see samples of the new In Colors -- gorgeous!  I cannot post those online just yet, but I will have plenty of goodies to show you from a fun, informative day.  So, be sure to look for that post early in the week. 

It is almost time for another RemARKable Stamp of the Month blog tour.  This month's tour will feature the Secret Garden stamp set and starts at midnight tonight!  I cannot wait to see what everyone has created with this fun set!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Free Shipping Weekend from Stampin' Up!

Just click on this image to visit my online store! 
Use Hostess Code 7REYY4SK for a chance to win the Hostess Benefits! 
I wanted to let you know about this great FREE shipping special from Stampin' Up!  All orders (US, only) placed by 11:50 PM (MT) on April 8, 2013 will be shipped for FREE (regular shipping only, excludes expedited shipping).  So, if you were waiting to stock up on some supplies, now is the time to do it and enjoy FREE shipping!
Remember -- merchandise in the retiring colors will only be available while supplies last (see my  previous post).  I know I will be stocking up on Baja Breeze card stock.  Baja Breeze is one of my favorite colors!  I love how well it coordinates with Early Espresso and Chocolate Chip.  I will miss Baja Breeze, but I am so excited for the new colors being added to our color palette!   
Free shipping ends on Monday, April 8, 2013.  Don't delay -- order today!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Color Refresh

Hello!  I am excited to announce that Stampin' Up! is having a Color Refresh!  Everyone loves to have some new colors to play with -- whether it is a new nail polish, accent pillow for your couch, or Stampin' Up! colors.  And, Spring is the perfect time to introduce these new colors! 

The one new color is called Smoky Slate. The nine returning In Colors as core colors are Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Sky, and Wisteria Wonder. You will be able to order these new colors beginning May 31st when the new 2013-2014 Catalog is launched.  Check out these colors displayed in their new collections!
The following colors will be discontinued:  Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, and River Rock.  Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last.  So, if you just "gotta have" any of these items in the discontinued colors, be sure to place your order as soon as possible.  Once they are gone, they are GONE! 

Plus, I am excited to let you know that Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! That's right. There are no minimums or limits and all order types qualify (customer, demonstrator, workshop, online). Did I mention that the free shipping is on everything?  Free shipping starts at 12:00 AM (MT) April 6 and ends at 11:50 PM (MT) April for orders placed through my online store http://nancyamato.stampinup.net.  So, get your list ready and place that order and enjoy FREE SHIPPING this weekend! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This and That

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So Stampin' Up! is happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you the chance to get it now.

This and That is a fun little book that lets you record anything you want.  Ideas for your wedding, a journal of a road trip, your kids' favorite books/food/cartoon characters/funny sayings -- whatever you want it to be.  It is totally up to you!   

And, you can order these products now:
  • Epic Day This and That Journal (131268, $10.95)
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (130814, $10.95)
  • Remember This and That Rotary Stamp (130133, $5.95)
  • Epic Day This and That Stickers (131271, $4.95)
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape (131269, $4.95) 
Best of all, you can order all of these products in a bundle and save 15% from now until April 30, 2013!  Yay!  (Just use catalog number 133350, $32.08)  The discounted bundle will only be available until April 30th, so order now to save some moolah. 

And, you can enter to win a free trip to San Diego!  Go to http://bit.ly/11kiQmi and LIKE this page on Facebook.  Good Luck!

I will be back soon with photos of fun new projects.  PLUS, this weekend is another RemARKable Stamp of the Month blog tour!  Woohoo!

See you soon!