RemARKables March Blog Tour

Welcome to the March RemARKables Blog Tour!!

You probably hopped here from Anne‘s blog, but in case you get lost, all the links are at the bottom!

What a difference a month makes, huh?! Freezing cold to absolutely gorgeous outside πŸ™‚ That was my inspiration for today’s cards!

I suppose it depends on what you pair it with, but Mint Macaron reminds me of a cool spring breeze… I love this piece of paper from the Birthday Bouquet DSP with the balloons on it! So I just made a 3-D version of the paper to “float” on the card using a Honeycomb Embellishment, a bow from the Balloon Celebration Framelits in Blushing Bride Glimmer paper, White Baker’s twine, and set off by the beautiful Watermelon Wonder satin ribbon!


The next card uses one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration sets!! Super cute, and the first time I’ve played with it (I’d intended to play with it with the card above, but then it just wound up being a no-stamp card HAHA). I pulled out 2 colors I don’t use that often (was hard pressed to find some scraps to cut out the “happy” with!), Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. I stamped the little chick with my Memento black ink pad on some watercolor paper, and used my Blender Pen to color him in with So Saffron ink. The paper didn’t hold up as well as I thought, but that’s okay–chicks are supposed to be fuzzy!! LOL) I then used the Crazy About You bundle to top it off with a Happy Spring… I could’ve gone Easter, I know, but it was just so dang nice when I was coming home today that I was feeling springy! πŸ™‚


Here is a close-up of the layered 2 happys (very easy with the Fine Tip Glue Pen!!).


Hope you’ve enjoyed what I had for you today! Enjoy the rest of the blog tour and the rest of your Sale-A-Bration!!

Hop on over to Ann‘s blog (and again, if you’re hopping around or lost, all the links are below).


Nancy Amato

A Dino-riffic Birthday!

This week is my first-born nephew’s 4th birthday! IΒ just can’t believe that this little guy (about 12 hours old):


Is now THIS little man (Christmastime, a little more than 2 months before his birthday)! πŸ™‚


I do love spoiling “my” kiddos πŸ™‚ (if you haven’t seen it, check this post out)

I got the No Bones About It set just to use for my nephews, so I put it to good use. So, his birthday card had to be just as special as he is! Β So I made one that he can play with. It’s a “View Master” card. I got the idea here, and some instructions here. Here’s a few tips that neither of those ladies had: the 4″ in. circle is the largest of the Circles Collection Framelits (no scallops); and after you get the circle in place (as Dawn shows in her video), use that window to draw circles with a pencil to put your images in. (I tried doing it the other way around, and it didn’t work LOL thankfully before I stamped!!). I used the Large Numbers Framelits and the Little Numbers Thinlits to create the rest of the card. I am so pleased! He’s going to love it! πŸ™‚


Here are the rest of the images:

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed making it!



I wrote a little note telling him I wished I could be there to celebrate but that I was sending lots of love and hugs (with a reminder to share some of those with Little Miss, my nickname for his little sister) πŸ™‚

Auntie loves you, J!!!