Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thinlits Card Dies Announced at Convention!

I think the MOST EXCITING new product announced at the Stampin' Up! Convention last week is the fabulous Thinlits Card Die!  Actually, there are two of these dies -- the Label Card Thinlits die (shown above) and the Circle Card Thinklits die.  These new dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step -- easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!  And, they will be available on August 1, 2013 -- yippee!  I saw them in action and I cannot wait to get my hands on them!  Plus, each of these dies comes with extra die pieces that you can use on so many projects. 

These dies make it so easy to produce flip cards you can mass produce these fun cards for lots of occasions.  And, the Label and Circle coordinate with other Stampin' Up dies and punches! 

Starting August 1, you can order these great dies on my website  Here is the info you'll need: 

Label Card Thinlits Die    Catalog #133479     $32.95
Circle Card Thinlits Die   Catalog #133480     $32.95

Off to finish prepping materials for my Christmas In July Class!  Check back next week for some holiday inspiration.  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

PUMPKINDEAL is the secret code!

Pssst....You wanna know a special for new Paper Pumpkin customers????  Well, from now until August 31, 2013, all new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can get their first two My Paper Pumpkin Kits for $10 per month!  (After the first 2 months, the price will adjust to the regular price of $19.95/month.)  All you have to do is enter the Promo Code PUMPKINDEAL.  And, list me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and you will receive a special "thank you" gift from me!  Just click on this link to sign up  You do not need to be local to the Baltimore area.  All Paper Pumpkin Kits are sent from Utah to your door every month. 

Here's how it works:

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month. 
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on August 10, we'll send your kit around August 15. If you sign up on August 11, we'll send your first kit around the September 15.)
  • The first Paper Pumpkin Kit you'll receive is the Welcome Kit and it will contain a clear block.  Paper Pumpkin Kits contain clear mount stamps, so be sure to keep this block handy! 

Please let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin!  Email me at  Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Look at my loot from Convention!

I just got home from Salt Lake City, but I wanted to show you a picture of my loot from Convention.  I took this photo at the hotel as I was packing last night.  Stampin' Up! really spoiled us this year, and I am LOVING it!  

Lots of new product announcements, too.  A fabulous new envelope maker, and two new sets of thinlits that make adorable "flip-flop" cards easy as 1-2-3!  A My Paper Pumpkin Promotion for new subscribers, and a stamp carving kit that lets you make your own images into fabulous stamps!   

I will give you all the details in blog posts this week.  Now, off to catch a few winks.....

RemARKable Stampers Best of 25 Years Blog Tour: Best of Greetings

Hello!  It has been a fun and exciting week at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, and now it is time for a fabulous blog tour featuring the Best of Greetings stamp set.

Best of Greetings  Catalog #133485  $14.95
This is one of my favorite stamp sets because it is so very versatile.  It is one of my "go-to" stamp sets for so many projects.  Here is my first project for you today:

I made several of these as swaps for the Stampin' Up! Convention.  I inked one of our clear blocks with Coastal Cabana ink and stamped it on a layer of Whisper White.  The coral stamps were inked with Calypso Coral ink and the seahorses were inked with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  The Calypso Coral Baker's Twine adds a nice touch to this card, don't you think?

Here is another sample for you:

This is one of the cards we made at my Summer Fun stamping class.  I just love this "sunburst" technique.  The "love you" stamp is just perfect for this bright, cheery card! 

Here is another card from my Summer Fun class:

This card showcases one of my new favorite colors, Bermuda Bay.  Bermuda Bay was an In Color a few years back, and I am so glad it has been added to our color palette.  I think it is perfect for this card featuring seashells from the By The Seashore stamp set. 

My last card gives you a little sneak peek at a new product that will be featured in the new Holiday Mini Catalog that goes live on August 1, 2013.  (Hint, hint.....a new embossing folder!) 

The flowers were stamped in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake card stock and then punched out with the Perfect Pansy punch.  I layered two flowers together as an embellishment for the front of the card and added a Basic Pearl in the center. 

Well, now it's time to see what Melissa Bolinger has in store for you.  Just click on the icon below or this link

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Convention update

Quick update on new products:  envelope maker, circle card thinlits and label card thinlits.  More info later!

Opening general session is starting....see you soon!

Friday, July 19, 2013

New product!

I just saw 2 brand new products that you are just gonna LOVE!  I will tell you all about them later. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Salt Lake City is ready for the Stampin' Up! Convention

Hello from Salt Lake City!  The Stampin' Up! Convention starts tomorrow and the town is ready for over 5,000 demonstrators!  I will be blogging on-the-go this week, so be sure to come back often for updates.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour: Chalk Talk

Hello!  Welcome to another blog tour!  This month's featured stamp set is Chalk Talk.  I purchased this stamp set and the framelits in a bundle and saved 15%!

Wood Mount Catalog #132731  $43.25
Clear Mount Bundle  Catalog #132730  $37.25
My first card uses the "Scribble" technique.  I used the Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write markers to scribble onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Next, ink up the I Can't Thank You Enough stamp with StazOn Black ink and stamp it in the center.  I embossed the Daffodil Delight card stock with the new Modern Mosaic embossing folder -- one of my favorite toys from the new catalog!

My second card has more of a vintage feel (big shock, I know -- LOL).  This is one of the cards we made at my Summer Fun class.  The butterfly was heat embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder, then So Saffron ink was applied with a sponge dauber to color in the butterfly wings. 
The For You stamp coordinates with our 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the I'm So Grateful There's You In The World coordinates with our Extra-Large Oval Punch.

My final project is a great tag for lots of things:  gift bags, sweet treats, and cards. 

Cutting with framelits is easy-peasy with our new Magnetic Platform.  No more Post-It Notes for this gal now that I have this wonderful tool!
Catalog #130658   $39.95

I hope you enjoyed my projects!  Now, it is time to see what Missy has created.  I know it will be fabulous! 

Missy Bolinger
Here's the complete line-up of bloggers for this blog tour:

Nancy Amato  YOU ARE HERE

Melissa Bolinger

Jackie Bottomley

Susan Carlson

Tamra Davis

Connie Deibler

Crystal Kondo

Deb Lehigh

Anne Matasci

Robin Merriman

Audra Monk 

Maria Pane

Andi Potler

Michele Reynolds

Vicki Soni

Jeannette Swain

Janet Wakeland 


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Join My Team and Pick a FREE Project Kit!

Join my team of B-More Stampers from now until August 31, 2013 and pick a FREE project kit addition to the Starter Kit! 
Options Kit Description Item Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit 133463 $19.95
Tag a Bag Bundle AND Tag a Box Bundle 131371

The first three kits are from the Holiday Mini Catalog which will be released on August 1, 2013.  Joining Stampin' Up! is easy --$99 and you can customize your kit with whatever products you want.  Contact me at for more information. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Swap-A-Palooza Time!

Hello!  I am so sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I promise you I have been busy.  The Stampin' Up! Convention is next week, and I have been a swap-making machine.  I am just starting on my Vintage Christmas Card swap since I just received some new products from the Holiday Mini catalog.  Did you know Stampin' Up! Demonstrators can pre-order merchandise?  Yessiree!  So, tonight I will have to crank the AC down and play some Christmas music to get my inspiration.

Also, a quick reminder that the RemARKable Stampers Stamp of the Month Blog Tour is this Sunday, July 14.  We will be showcasing projects made with the Chalk Talk stamp set.  Be sure to stop back for lots of great ideas.

I will be blogging from Salt Lake City next week and I will let you know the news as I hear it.  I will have my trusty iPad with me.

Well, off to find my Christmas CDs -- lol!  (Here's a peek at my swap bag so far...  I won't even show you my table.  Let's just say my "Creative Minds Are Seldom Tidy" sign is VERY appropriate right now.)