Monday, November 25, 2013


My Holiday Stamp Camp/Gift Making is this Sunday, December 1st from 2 pm to 5 pm.  I have a number of awesome projects that you can make for friends, family, teachers, secret Santa, etc.  The prices range from $5 to $20 per item.  You can make 1, 2, all or multiples of the same as long as supplies last.  I ask that you RSVP very soon by the item # and how many you plan to make.  Warning - the wreath will take you at least an hour to make and some items have to dry before you can wrap them up. 

Item #1 - Bracelet , cost $12

Item #2 - Earrings - cost $7.50 pr (sterling silver posts)

Item #3 or #4 - Pin or Pendant - Pin cost is $3, Pendant with chain cost is $5
Item #5 - Wreath - cost is $15
Item #6 - Brag Book - cost is $5

Item #7 - Box of Cards (all occasion) - cost is $6

Item #8 - Candle - cost is $5
   vanilla pillar candle stamped with snowflakes
   photo to follow

Item #9 - Ornament  - cost is $3
   glass ornament with paper curls inside and glitter on the outside
   photo to follow

Item #10 - Bottle Cap Magnets (set of 4) - cost is $3
   4 bottle cap magnets in a cute little box w/ribbon.  inside of cap is stamped.

Please RSVP with the Item # you'd like to make and quantity you'd like to make.  Some items are limited and while supplies last.

What fun gifts to make and give!!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


This month's "Best of 25" Blog Tour features Best of Christmas.  I'm really loving this stamp set.  So much variety and some of my old favorites have returned -- Dasher.

My first card uses Smokey Slate, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer, and Whisper White cs. Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Quick and easy.
 My next card uses Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White cs.  Also uses Season of Style DSP stack and the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and some rhinestones for bling.
The last card uses Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White cs.  Also the Winter Frost DSP stack and the Stylish Stripes Embossing folder.  Silver 1/8" Ribbon and a rhinestone for bling.

Now go check out Susan Carlson's blog to see what she has created.   If you get lost or a link is not working, click on any of the people below.  ENJOY

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

Monday, November 11, 2013


Every year I offer a Holiday Stamp Camp where you can make your own gifts for friends, family, coworkers, secret santa or whomever.  So come join us Sunday, Dec 1 from 2 pm - 5 pm to make gifts.  Everything will be priced from $5 - $20 and will include a bag, box, or wrapping of some kind.  They will be ready to give.  I'm still working on some samples and prices, but I would give me a shout if you want to attend.  Space and supplies will be limited.

Here are items I'm planning on offering.
1.  Bracelet - made from Vintage Brads
2.  Earrings (post) - made from Vintage Brads
3.  Pin or Pendant (you supply chain) - made from Frosted Finishes
4.  Candle - you will stamp on a pillar candle
5.  Wreath - made from paper
6.  Ornament - either a paper or bulb
7.  Brag Book - small scrapbook
8.  Assortment of Cards - all packaged
9.  Wine Glass Charms

I'll post the prices and samples as I'm finishing them up.  Here are some samples so far.

Last Year's Brag Book

Inside of brag book

Bracelet sample

Bracelet sample

Pin or Pendant


Paper Ornament

Stop back for pricing and more samples.  Contact me ASAP to reserve your spot.  You can make 1 or all 9 items, or multiples of an item.  I will need your RSVP soon.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


The stamp set I choose for the stamp tour this month was Festive Flurry.  Snow flakes can be used for the holidays along with the entire winter season here in Michigan.  We have already had our first snow covering a couple weeks ago, but it only lasted for the day.  In less than a month we will have the ground covered, ski slopes open and snowmen build in the yards.  Here are my samples.  All were made around classes I will be holding in the next week or two.

 All the snowflake ornaments were made using the Festive Flurry stamp set and Festive Flurry Framelits Dies.  Some were stamped on Soft Sky and embossed with White embossing powder.  Some were stamped on Whisper White cs in Silver Metallic Encore Pad or Pistachio Pudding.  All were cut out using the Framelits and a little piece of the Silver 1/8" Ribbon for the hanger.  Most of these were copied from the Holiday mini catalog or other great demonstrators.  A little Vanilla Smooch Spritz would sparkle these right up.  Give it a try.
 The colors on this card just don't do it justice.  It is Garden Green and Pistachio Pudding cs.  The snowflake is Silver Metallic Encore pad and Pistachio Pudding ink.  I put a little strip of the Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim and a Rhinestone for bling.  Sorry for the poor color quality.  I took the picture like 3 times and this was the best. This will be one of the cards for my Christmas card class.
 This will be one of my Christmas cards this season.  Midnight Muse, Marina Mist and Whisper White cs.  Midnight Muse, Marina Mist and Whisper White inks.  Also used the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the 1/8" Silver Ribbon and a little rhinestone.  
This last card will be for a hostess party coming up soon.  I used the new Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cs along with the Season of Style DSP Stack.  The Christmas Greetings (from the Special Season stamp set) and snowflake from Festive Flurry are embossed in Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.

I hope you have enjoyed my samples.  Feel free to case them as I always case from other talented demonstrators.  Thank you all for the inspiration.  Now skip on over to Tamra Davis's blog to see what she has created.  If you get lost along the way, click on any of the links below.  Thank you for touring our blog tour today.  See you back soon.

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