FLASH CARD 2.0 – Endless Christmas Wishes – Video No. 60

FLASH CARD 2.0 - Endless Christmas Wishes - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Are you looking for a Christmas card that is quick and easy? Today’s Flash Card 2.0 is elegant and fun, all in one. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!
FLASH CARD 2.0 - Endless Christmas Wishes - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com FLASH CARD 2.0 - Endless Christmas Wishes - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com FLASH CARD 2.0 - Endless Christmas Wishes - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Check out that window punched in the card and the ribbon adds a touch of dimension that really makes the card special.

The pretty texture doesn’t show well in the photo but it really adds a fabulous embossed image that makes the card a wow!

Let me share today’s video…

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Do you love it or  WHAT?!  It’s such a great card!

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:
  • Pool Party Card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4″
  • Lost Lagoon Flash Card 2.0 – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/8″
  • Whisper White Flash Card 2.0 – 5 3/8″ x 2″
  • Lost Lagoon Taffeta Ribbon – 11″
Want to create today’s card?  Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create it.  Use what you have, ORDER what you need by clicking the pictures below.

Can I just say how much I appreciate you guys joining me every day?  I love you all so much.  Thanks so much for being here and  I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!!  See ya next week!

What Would Connie Do?

What Would Connie Do?  Ask your questions at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Cheryl B. sent me a Facebook message…  “I have a request for a Tuesday two-minute tip. Would you please do one about those rotary stamps? The big one especially, I just can’t seem to get a good image with it. I really love being able to make up my own sayings, I just wish I could get a good solid print.”

Dear Cheryl,

What a GREAT question!  I have that stamp and I really haven’t used it that much.  You’re right when you say it’s great for making your own sayings.  Tell ya what… I will make a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video sharing some ways to get a good, solid image with that stamp.  Sound good?  I’ll post it next week.


Beverly K. also sent me a Facebook message to ask…. “Do you happen to still have the recipe for the sugar scrub from a couple years back?  Miss you my friend!”

Dear Beverly,

Miss seeing you too, Beverly!  (Beverly and I live in the same state and she’s a fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrator).  I do have that recipe.  With the holidays so close, it’s a great time to share this project!
 
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PRETTY SWEET SUGAR SCRUB 
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. of pink Palmolive dish soap (it says Soft Touch on the bottle.  You can also use the pink Dawn dish soap made with Olay)
  • Small Mason Jar
Pour the sugar and dish soap in a mixing bowl.  Mix it up really good and pour into mason jar.  

Put about a tablespoon on your hand (don’t measure this – just dip your hand in and scoop a little out).  Scrub your hands until the sugar has dissolved completely – about 60-seconds.  It’s cool because it almost hurts a little when you first start scrubbing but it feels good too.  The sugar starts massaging your hands.  Rinse and say OMG!  That’s what my kids said when they tried it!  

I bought the dish soap for $2.00 and it should make about 10-15 scrubs so this will make a great Christmas gift.  

Here is the file for the My Digital Studio tag that I made for it.  Just cut it out with your Circle Framelits or 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.

CLICK HERE to download the labels for PRETTY SWEET SUGAR SCRUB

And hey, FYI, the Early Espresso Tulle that I used is actually on the Clearance Rack 60% off!

Here are the other products I used.  Just click on a photo to order!
Early Espresso 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
Early Espresso 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
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$6.95  $2.79

Keep the emails and Facebook messages coming guys!  I really love answering your questions every Thursday!

Be sure to join me tomorrow.  I have a Christmas FLASH CARD 2.0 to share with you!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday – Gift Bottle Card by Josee

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hello everyone! It’s Josee!  I’m back for another Wednesday freebie video! Today I’ve got another cute shaped card that I intended to be used on a wine bottle for gift giving, of course it could be used as a tree ornament or gift tag too! 
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild - Gift Bottle Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com This card is fun to make to make, but just a warning…your fingers will get dirty! smiley
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild - Gift Bottle Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Let me share today’s video

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:

** Real Red card base: 8 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, score at 4 1/4″
** Whisper White: 1″ x 4″

Here are the products that I used.  Use what you have, ORDER what you need!  Just click on a picture to go right to my online store.
Happy Hour Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Happy Hour Wood-Mount Stamp Set
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$29.95

Remember, if you place an order of $20 or more and use the November Hostess Code you’ll receive the SIX Exclusive videos and tutorials that Josee and I have created for November.   They are OVER THE TOP fabulous projects so be sure to order and use that hostess code! 

In the USA? Order HERE from CONNIE and use the November Hostess Code 6R7M9KVF (USA)

In CANADA? Order HERE from JOSEE and use the November Hostess Code: 2793SE2R (CAN)

How to use the hostess code:
a. Enter your items into cart
b. At the check-out – Look under “Special Offers” (bottom left)
c. Enter the HOSTESS CODE in the box and hit apply

NOTE:  If your order is over $150, do not use the code so that you can claim the Stampin’ Rewards on your order!  FREE STUFF is awesome!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you guys have the most wonderful Wednesday!  

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Wrong Ink Pad, Wrong Ink Color

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I think it’s safe to say this has happened to all of us at one time or another.  We’re stamping, jammin’ to some tunes, having a GREAT time but the fun comes to an abrupt end when we realize we just tapped a Strawberry Slush inked stamp into a Crisp Cantaloupe  ink pad, totally ruining the ink pad.  Yep!  It happens and there is GOOD NEWS!  It can be fixed!

Today’s video is going to address this issue because it’s a big one.  We’ve all done it so don’t think you’re the only one who has ever made this mistake.  

A few tips about repairing ink pads…
  1. DO work quickly to remove the ink that is cross-contaminated.
  2. DON’T try to press the ink down into the stamp pad thinking blending it in will make it better.  It won’t.  Trust me.  In fact, this is the fastest way to make it unrepairable.
  3. DON’T throw the ink pad away because it IS salvageable.
  4. DO have ink refills for all your ink pads on hand so you can fix the boo-boo and get back to stamping.
Let me share with you today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip on how to repair your ink pad disasters.

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online. 

Ink refills come in our 4 Color Collections (and you save $5 buying them this way) OR you can buy them individually for only $2.95 each (usa).  A small investment to make, really. And the refills will keep your ink pads juicy whenever they need it and let’s face it…. when you NEED the ink refill is not the time to buy it but before you need it, am I right?

If you haven’t invested in the refills yet, don’t put it off.  They are such a key tool in your stamping repertoire.  

When you order, be sure to use the NOVEMBER HOSTESS CODE 6R7M9KVF to receive your Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild videos for this month!  You won’t want to miss them!

Click on a picture above to order OR if you need individual colors, go to my ONLINE STORE and click on INK & COLORING, then INK REFILLS to see all the colors. 

I hope that you found some great tips in today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!  Have a wonderful day my friends!  See ya back here tomorrow for Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild!

WEEKLY DEALS for November 18 – 24, 2014


FLASH CARD – Snow is Falling Christmas Card – Video No. 65

Well, today is a SNOW DAY for most of the schools in Oklahoma!  You know, I haven’t been in school since the 1985 butI’m curious… does anyone else STILL watch to see if their school is closed for the day?  lol  Ginny is home today, the University is closed for Christina and I plan on staying INSIDE enjoying the blanket of white on the ground.  I’m not a fan of the cold or driving on icy roads so yep, it’s an inside day for me.

That’s okay!  The snow inspired my FLASH CARD for today!
FLASH CARD - Snow is Falling Christmas Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Isn’t it just gorgeous?!  I love the wintery snowscape and the way the circle focal image just “pops” off the card.
FLASH CARD - Snow is Falling Christmas Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com FLASH CARD - Snow is Falling Christmas Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
If you are still searching for the perfect Christmas card to create this year, this just might be the one you’re looking for!  I have a video for today’s card and I have a few little tricks up my sleeve to make creating this card super easy.

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are a few measurements in case you missed them:
  • Whisper White card base – 11″ x 4 1/4″  – scored at 5 1/2″
  • Night of Navy Flash Card – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 2 1/2″ x 4″
Here is the complete supply list of the products I used to create today’s FLASH CARD  Use what you have, ORDER what you need!  Just click a picture below to order.  When you do, be sure to add the NOVEMBER HOSTESS CODE 6R7M9KVF to your order of $20 or more.  I have (6) exclusive videos for you and this month, and the videos are just plain amazing!


Do you love FLASH CARDS?  Why not make your life a little easier and get FLASH CARDS TO GO?  

Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors.  Want more?  Save when you order all 5 Color Families!  Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Need more?  FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS!   To order yours, CLICK HERE!  (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only)

Well, kids, that’s all for today!  I hope you can join me tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!  See ya then!

What a difference a day makes!

This Craft room is CLEAN!You guys are the BEST!!!!  I read every one of your comments yesterday.  Some of them were hysterical!  The best part was hearing that so many of you are messy crafters too.  I knew I loved you guys!

Well, what a difference a day can make!  I put on some show tunes and got busy yesterday and I am happy to say I found my desk!  Who knew I had so much space available to work?!  

Check out the BEFORE and AFTER pictures…

Connie's Craft Room Horror - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Connie's Craft Room Horror:  The Day After - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com  
Connie's Craft Room Horror - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Connie's Craft Room Horror:  The Day After - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Connie's Craft Room Horror - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Connie's Craft Room Horror:  The Day After - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com So, now that it’s clean, I want to keep it that way but you guys know as well as I THAT won’t happen.  Thanks everyone for all the great comments and for giving me the day off to get my space in order.  It feels SO good to have it done.  

I have a fun project that I have been dying to work on and now that my room squeaky clean, I am ready to create!  Wahoo!  It’s going to be a FUN weekend.  This weekend might be a good time to get to work on my Christmas cards.  Anyone else working on theirs?  If you haven’t started on yours yet, Stampin’ Up has some AMAZING stamp sets in our Holiday Catalog.  When you order your favorite stamps, be sure to use the NOVEMBER HOSTESS CODE 6R7M9KVF.  If your order is $20 or more you’ll receive a special set of videos only available to those who use the code.  If your order is $150 or more, skip the code and earn $25 in FREE product in Stampin’ Rewards and I am going to send you the videos as a bonus!

CLICK HERE to place your order!

I hope you guys all have a great weekend!  Stay warm and I will see you back here on Monday!

Craft Room Horror!

Craft Room HorrorThat’s it!  I can’t take it any more!  I have a thousand and one projects going at the same time and my stamp room is a disaster!  I had planned on creating today so I could get another video made but guys… just look at what I am dealing with.
Connie's Craft Room Horror - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Connie's Craft Room Horror - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Connie's Craft Room Horror - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
My space is a disaster!  I can’t work any more.  I don’t even have a work surface at the moment.  I think today needs to be dedicated to tidying up, don’t you think?

So, today will be dedicated to making my stamp room USABLE again…well, after another cup of coffee and Dr. Phil.  LOL

Before I run off to clean (and yes, I am looking for reasons NOT to clean) I want to thank everyone for the OVERWHELMING support you have poured out to Ginny and her choir fundraiser.  WOW!  You guys blew us away!  I spent all day yesterday working on getting your Flash Card books packaged up.  Oh, and get this… I SOLD OUT OF THEM!  Isn’t that great?!  Not to worry, I have already ordered more but I did want to let you know that if you ordered yesterday, you might see a little delay in getting yours.  It should only be about a week or so.  I never expected to sell out but Ginny is BEYOND thrilled!  You guys are the best!!!!

Well, I could sit here and type all day waiting for the Craft Room Cleaning Fairy to show up.  Or…..
Instead of cleaning the house, I just turn off the lightsHi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to clean I go!  Have a great day everyone!  I hope to see you tomorrow….unless I go missing in which case, tell Mr. Awesome I am probably buried somewhere under a heap of cardstock scraps.

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday – Christmas Cracker

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hey everyone!  It’s Wednesday and today is the day I get to share not only here on SimplySimpleStamping.com but on StampingJo.com as well!  I really love sharing with you guys every other Wednesday.  It’s an honor and a blast all at the same time!

Today I have a really fun Christmas project for you.  These Christmas Crackers will be perfect for stocking stuffers or for your kids to give away to school friends.  
 
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - Christmas Crackers - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - Christmas Crackers - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
I used the Trim the Tree Paper Stack and there are 48 sheets in a package.  Just think!  48 quick gifts for only $6.95 ($8.50 Canada)! 

Intrigued?  I’ll bet you are!  Let me share with you how to create these fabulous Christmas Crackers.  

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are some measurements in case you missed them:
  • Designer Paper – 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • With the 6 1/2″ side at the top, score at 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 4 1/2″, 5″, and 5 1/2″
  • With the 4 1/2″ side at the top, score at 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″
  • If using the Envelope Punch Board, use the 1 1/2″ mark to punch
  • (2) 8″ pieces of White Satin Ribbon
  • Naturals White cardstock – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ 
Here is a list of the supplies I used on my project today.  Use what you have, ORDER what you need!  Just click on a photo to order!


Get this month's Videos and Tutorials for FREE!  Check out how at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comRemember, if you place an order of $20 or more and use the November Hostess Code you’ll receive the SIX Exclusive videos and tutorials that Josee and I have created for November.  They are a lot of fun and you won’t want to miss the videos because these aren’t shown on the website.
 
In the USA? Order HERE  from CONNIE and use the November Hostess Code 6R7M9KVF (USA)

In CANADA? Order HERE 
from JOSEE and use the November Hostess Code 2793SE2R (CAN)

How to use the hostess code:

a. Enter your items into cart
b. At Check out – Look under “Special Offers” (bottom left)
c. Enter your HOSTESS CODE in box and hit “APPLY”

NOTE:  If your order is over $150, do not use the code so that you can claim 
the Stampin’ Rewards on your order!  FREE STUFF is awesome!

Hope you guys have the most wonderful Wednesday! See ya right back here tomorrow!


There was an error in the Weekly Deals yesterday.  Sorry about the mistake!

A special thanks from Ginny!

I want to share with you a video for those of you who ordered the FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOK to support Ginny’s choir trip fundraiser.  She is just SO excited and SO humbled by how many of you who have supported her.  Many of you commented that you have been where we are – having to fundraise for your kid’s extra curricular school activities.  It’s not easy to do and your sweet emails have made my day.  Thank you!

100% of the proceeds of the FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOK goes to her trip.  Want to support her AND own a great stamping tool?  The swatch book contains sketches for (12) Flash Cards and (12) Flash Card 2.0 layouts.  Get creative with the layouts too.  See the sample that uses the Butterfly punch?  Change it to flowers, hearts, or stars!  Each layout is sure to make your Flash Card collections more user-friendly.  

Order your FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOK at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - 24 FLASH CARD layouts!Order your FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOK at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - 24 FLASH CARD layouts! Order your FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOK at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - 24 FLASH CARD layouts!
A great resource and a great cause!  To order yours, just click below!  Ginny will have a special thank you card for you too.  

If you are reading this in an email, the Paypal button may not show up.  CLICK HERE to go to www.SimplySimpleStamping.com to see it.

I am also excited to share with you a BRAND NEW stamp set that Stampin’ Up unveiled today!

New Photopolymer stamp set!

Banner Blessings

#136720

$15.95 (usa)

New Photopolymer stamp set - BANNER BLESSINGS  - order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Is this an awesome stamp set or what?  I just LOVE it!  It’s going to fit perfectly in the FLASH CARD system and I am all about finding the perfect stamp sets for Flash Cards.  I am ordering this set right away ‘cuz I am dying to create with it.

So, I am working on a video for tomorrow.  My project turned out SO cute!  You will want to create it for sure!  It’s a great Christmas project for Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday so I am going to get in to my stamp room so I can get to work on it.  Before I go, I want to share this week’s WEEKLY DEALS.  Some great items this week too and my video for tomorrow will use the Window Frames framelits too.  Wahoo!

Remember, when your order is $20 or more and you use the NOVEMBER HOSTESS CODE 6R7M9KVF, I have (6) exclusive videos for you and this month, and the videos are just plain amazing!

See you guys back here tomorrow for Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday!

NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD – Stars & Christmas Bliss Card

Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I think today’s card should be called a WOW or WOW video because both cards are amazingly stunning.  I got my inspiration for today’s card from Dena Rekow, a dear Stampin’ Up demonstrator friend of mine.  She posted one similar but in Champagne Glimmer and more regal tones.  It was SO pretty!  When I went into my stamp room to make the card, well, for some reason mine turned out different.  Isn’t that just how it goes?  Well, it’s all about the inspiration we get from each other.
NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD - Stars & Christmas Bliss Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD - Stars & Christmas Bliss Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
I am just so excited about today’s card for SO many reasons.
  1. It’s a really fast card to create
  2. It’s a Now or Wow Card
  3. It’s also a Flash Card
  4. It’s a really fast card to create
  5. It has fabulous bling
  6. It’s a really fast card to create
NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD - Stars & Christmas Bliss Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com NOW or WOW / FLASH CARD - Stars & Christmas Bliss Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Did you notice the “shadow” effect in the sentiment?  I love it and with the photopolymer stamps, it’s so easy to do.  I know you guys are going to love the new technique I have to show you in today’s video so let’s get started!

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:
  • Island Indigo cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside of card)
  • Smoky Slate cardstock – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Silver Glimmer cardstock – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
Here is the complete supply list of the products I used to create my NOW or WOW card.  Use what you have, ORDER what you need!  Just click a picture below to order.  When you do, be sure to add the NOVEMBER HOSTESS CODE 6R7M9KVF to your order of $20 or more.  I have (6) exclusive videos for you and this month, and the videos are just plain amazing!



FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOKS

A HUGE THANK YOU from Ginny (and from me) for the support of her choir trip to New York next summer!  She is just blown away by the number of FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOKS that have been ordered so far!!!  As you know schools do all kinds of fundraising efforts to help the kids earn the funds for these kinds of trips.  I thought it might be fun to offer my wonderful stamping friends something special and give 100% of the proceeds to her trip.  She has raised about 1/3 of the funds she needs thanks to you.  WOW!  Want to support her AND own a great stamping tool?  
The swatch book contains sketches for (12) Flash Cards and (12) Flash Card 2.0 layouts.  Get creative with the layouts too.  See the sample that uses the Butterfly punch?  Change it to flowers, hearts, or stars!  Each layout is sure to make your Flash Card collections more user-friendly.  

Order your FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOK at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - 24 FLASH CARD layouts!Order your FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOK at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - 24 FLASH CARD layouts! Order your FLASH CARD SKETCH BOOK at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - 24 FLASH CARD layouts!
A great resource and a great cause!  To order yours, just click below!  Ginny will have a special thank you card for you too.  
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If you are reading this in an email, the Paypal button may not show up.  CLICK HERE to go to www.SimplySimpleStamping.com to see it.

Hope you guys have a fabulous Monday!  I hope to have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you tomorrow.  We’ll have to see how it goes.  Ginny has the dreaded orthodontist appointment this afternoon <insert gloom and doom music here>.  My plan is to get home quickly so I can share with you a great tip to help you in your stamping endeavors!