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.