Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New My Digital Studio Downloads


It's Tuesday, so it is time for new My Digital Studio downloads!

Just Sayin' Stamp Brush Set  #137118  $5.95     
              Word Bubbles Punches  #137119  $6.95     

My Digital Class Party Party Ensemble#137116  $24.95         
Today Starts Here Photobook Template  #137120  $14.95                
My Mother Stamp Brush Set  #137117  $3.95       

Weekly Deals: February 25 - March 3

Lots of great specials from Stampin' Up! this week -- take a look:

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies Item # 129380
Regular Price: 24.95 US/30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 18.71 US/23.21 CAN

Gold Metallic Encore Pad Item # 132141
Regular Price: 9.95 US/12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 7.46 US/9.71 CAN

Basics Glimmer Brads Item # 121003
Regular Price: 4.95 US/6.5 CAN
Discounted Price: 3.71 US/4.88 CAN

Paper Doily Sizzlits Die Item # 125592
Regular Price: 21.95 US/26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 16.46 US/20.21 CAN

Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126844
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.71 US/9.19 CAN

Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126846
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.71 US/9.19 CAN

Season By Season Kit - Digital Download Item # 130060
Regular Price: 9.95 US/10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 5.97 US/6.57 CAN


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sharing the love.....

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!  One of the best parts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is being able to share what I love doing with others.  I made these mini Valentine's Day cards for patients at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute.  I hope these little "love notes" made them smile and brightened their day!

Once again, I pulled the colors directly from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack.  Coastal Cabana, Real Red, and Whisper White look so clean and crisp together. 

I used Real Red ink and Whisper White card stock to stamp the scalloped heart from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set, then cut it out with the Hearts A Flutter Framelits.  I used the "love you" stamp from the Hostess set called Express Yourself to stamp a greeting in the center of the heart.  The inside of the card had a layer of Whisper White card stock with "Happy Valentine's Day" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set stamped in Real Red ink.  I popped up the heart on the front with some Stampin' Dimensionals.

I am also so excited to be participating as a vendor next week at a Crop that will benefit Oncology Support Services at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.  I am looking forward to a fun day of creativity! 

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, February 13, 2014

RemARKable Stampers Pinworthy Blog Tour: Banners

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stampers Pinworthy Blog Tour!  Our theme this month is banners.  Banners are very trendy now, and can be used as home décor for holidays, party decorations, cake toppers, and even appear on greeting cards and scrapbook pages! 

My first project is a banner that I created just in time for Valentine's Day:

I used the Hearts Framelits to create this banner.  I cut two large scalloped hearts from Real Red card stock and two from Coastal Cabana card stock.  I used the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack in the 2014 Occasions Catalog as my inspiration for the color scheme -- I love how Real Red, Coastal Cabana, and Whisper White look together. 

And, what is Valentine's Day without a little "bling?"  The letters were cut twice:  once with Silver Glimmer Paper and once with Basic Black card stock.  I used Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive to attach the Basic Black letters behind the Silver Glimmer letters to give them a drop shadow effect.  This helps the letters stand out from the smallest hearts. 

Simply punch holes on either side of the hearts and use 4 feet of our Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon to string it together.  I used our Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon to tie bows between each heart and on either end of the banner.  A simple, quick and easy Valentine's Day Banner!

Speaking of Valentine's Day, my second project features mini banners on a Valentine's Day card.  I used three Sale-A-Bration items to make this card.  Did you know that you can get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with every $50 order (before tax and shipping) you place an order from now until March 31, 2014?  Yes, you do -- Woohoo!

I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder, the Banner Blast stamp set, and the Banner punch to make this card.  I used the Banner punch and the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper to punch the two small banners on either end.  I stamped the other three with the Banner Blast stamp set, then punched out the stamped images with the Banner punch.  I love how quick and easy it is to create these mini-banners!

I also used the new Banners Framelits Dies and the Perfect Pennants stamp set.  Did you know that you can bundle the Perfect Pennants stamp set with the Banners Framelits Dies and save 15%?  You sure can!

Here is a similar idea, but this time I made it into a birthday card for my sister -- shhhh....don't tell her! 

I used the Birthday Wishes Designer Series Paper for two of the mini banners and stamped the rest.  The banner punch makes quick work of punching these little guys out!  I stamped the greeting with Gumball Green ink onto Very Vanilla card stock, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing Folder.  The greeting is from another cute Sale-A-Bration stamp set called See Ya Later.  This is another item you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.

You can also make cupcake decorations with banners!  I used the Banners Framelits to cut out two banners, then used Raspberry Ripple ink and Very Vanilla card stock to stamp the Celebrate greeting from the Starburst Sayings stamp set.   

Cutting out the Starburst Saying is easy-peasy with the new Starburst Framelits Dies.  And, YES -- you can get the stamp set and the coordinating framelits and save 15%!  Woohoo!  I attached a toothpick to the edges of the banners with Sticky Strip, then popped the greeting up with some Stampin' Dimensionals.  How cute is this?

My final project is another home décor banner that I created today.  We received a foot of snow last night, and this storm had me longing for Spring! 

Since I could not change the weather, I decided to create a little bit of Spring while I was stuck inside for the day.  I hope you like it!

I love the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, and I thought it was perfect for a bright and cheerful banner.  I used the Banner Framelits and the Starburst Framelits for this project.  The beautiful roses were created using the new Spiral Flower Original Die.  I cut two flowers from different color card stock and twisted them at the same time to get a two-tone effect.  I learned that a pair of tweezers is your best friend when making these beautiful roses!

I hope you are inspired to create some lovely banners of your own!  They really are a lot of fun, and very easy to make.

Now, it's time to see what Melissa Bolinger has for us this month! 



Happy Stamping,

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Say It Your Way!

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):
  • Address stamp
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
  • From the kitchen of
  • Made with love
  • This book belongs to
  • From the desk of
  • Just married
  • Save the date
  • Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)
  • Class of 2014
  • New Baby
  • New Address
  • The sky's the limit!
These personalized stamps can be purchased for $23.95 using catalog #132852.  Our Circle Monogram Stamp comes in photopolymer only. Clear Block B (#117147) recommended. Coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860). Purchase separately.
You can preview your stamp before submitting your order (note that font styles and images are set). Personalized stamps are nonrefundable. Stamp will ship from a third party vendor, separate from any other items included in your order.  Here is a peek at the format:
Circle Monogram Stamp
 Let me know if you have any questions about these fun, new personalized stamps!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gift Bow Bigz Large Die Available Again!

Yahoo!  I just learned that the Gift Bow Bigz Large Die that was featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog is available again!  It can be ordered now, and it will be included in the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  This die was very popular, and I am thrilled that it is back!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

10 Years with Stampin' Up!

Today is my 10th Stampin' Up! Anniversary!  I became a demonstrator on February 4, 2004, and I am SO glad I did!  I have met so many amazing people and have made such fantastic friends through the art of stamping.  Who would have thought stamps, paper and ink could bring so much joy into my life? 

To celebrate this milestone, I would like to offer some Blog Candy!  Just leave a comment on this post, and I will pick a random winner on Monday, February 10. 2014.  This drawing is for US residents only.

Sale-A-Bration is the PERFECT time to join Stampin' Up!  You can get $150 worth of Stampin' Up! products of your choice for only $99 from now until March 31, 2014.  Contact me for more information or click on the Join Now button on my website http://nancyamato.stampinup.net.

Happy Stamping,

Weekly Deals for February 4 - 10

Hello!  Here are the Weekly Deals for February 4 - 10, 2014 -- remember, you can order online 24/7 at http://nancyamato.stampinup.net.  Use Hostess Code X9FGC7U2 for a free gift from me!

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130018

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN 

Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 131210

Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

From My Heart Wood Mount Stamp Set
Item # 132007

Regular Price: $39.95 US/$48.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $29.96 US/$36.71 CAN

Canvas Creations Item # 129375
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$4.13 CAN

Delicate Dies Sizzlits Die Item # 126999
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Sweetest Ever Valentines' Designer Template Item # 129009
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN