2-MINUTE TUESDAY TIP – Spooled Ribbon Fix

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I absolutely LOVE Stampin’ Up ribbon.  I own them all.  Do you have ribbon flying all over the place on the spool?  Check out today’s tip on fixing it with a simple ‘snip’.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by for today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video.  Thanks again to Kathi Perry for allowing me to share her awesome tip!

Have a great Tuesday everyone! 

Remember that SALE-A-BRATION is going on too!  Spend $50 and you get to choose a FREEBIE from our Sale-a-Bration Catalog (download your copy HERE).  Use the January Hostess Code WFN4D2F4 on your order of $20 or more to get this month’s tutorial!  If your order is $150 or more, DON’T use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards!  Stampin’ Rewards begin at $25 and who doesn’t love FREE stuff?

Oh, before I go, check out this week’s WEEKLY DEALS!  Check out all that GREAT embossing stuff!  And the Texture Embossing Machine (which can handle all our Embossing folders) for 
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It’s like camping….only with a real bed and a bathroom

Our home away from home - Broken Bow, OKWell, we are back from our weekend getaway in beautiful Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  It was fantastic!  

Mr. Awesome and I used to do a lot of camping oh so long ago but over the years, I started to get a little spoiled.  I MUST have a real bed and my own bathroom.  

Our little cabin in the woods was perfect for us!  Just a single bedroom, a great kitchen, and comfy couch.  
Our home away from home - Broken Bow, OK Our home away from home - Broken Bow, OKOur home away from home - Broken Bow, OKWe liked it so much we booked another cabin for my birthday weekend in March!  It was such a relaxing weekend we wanted to do it again.  A 3-day getaway that feels like you took a week-long vacation, well, that’s what I call a great getaway.
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It was great to get out of town and see some other areas of Oklahoma.  I had no idea there were mountains in Oklahoma! 
www.SimplySimpleStamping.com www.SimplySimpleStamping.com We found a spot that we want to build our own cabin.  Keep buying those stamps, guys!  Just kidding.  It was nice to dream of what a cabin would be like right here tough.  The lake was beautiful too!
www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I had a little fun dreaming about owning my own house boat too!  Wouldn’t that be a wonderful little toy to have?  (My sincere apologies to the owner of this boat and my bad photoshop work)
www.SimplySimpleStamping.com On the way home we stopped at Pete’s Place for an amazing Italian meal.  This is my FAVORITE place for Italian!  Each table has its own room…with a door…and mood lighting (lol).  I always seem to be sat at the worst table in any restaurant.  I’m either right by the bathroom or the kitchen.  Errrr.  It’s become the joke around here.  I literally have to ask not to be sat in either of these places when I go into a restaurant.  

Pete’s is awesome!  4 generations have run Pete’s and shy of flying to Italy, it doesn’t get any better.  No, we didn’t eat all that.  No one leaves Pete’s without TONS leftover….and bringing it home to the girls was a real treat for them.

Well, now you know why I don’t have a “real” blog post for you today.  It was late when we got home so I will have to get busy busy busy to share a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip for you tomorrow.  I hope you’ll come back then!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR THIS WEEK’S WEEKLY DEALS!  Check out the discount on the In Color markers!  And Blendies on sale?????  Oh yes!!!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge – January 23, 2015

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Join me!  www.SimplySimpleStamping.comLast week on the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group, I started my Weekend Challenges and I have to tell you….I was completely BLOWN AWAY by the response!  We had about 50 different cards shared using the Weekend Challenge sketch.  Unbelievable!  I was so excited but even more so, I was so INSPIRED!

Each Friday I share a new sketch or color combination with you.  Check out the challenge, grab your stamps, ink and paper and use the idea as a base for your project!


Here’s your Sketch Challenge for January 23, 2015!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  January 23, 2015  www.SimplySimpleStamping.comThis week’s challenge is another simple and clean sketch.  This is just a base for you to start with so have some fun with it!  This challenge is to help jump-start your creativity… not put you in a creative box.  
  • The circle can be a heart, a flower, a sentiment, whatever!  
  • That square can be embossed, stamped, cardstock, designer paper, whatever!  
  • Add a sentiment or leave it blank!  
  • Add additional layers or keep it clean and simple.  It’s up to you!  
Your card may not end up looking anything like the sketch and that’s okay.  Sometimes when we go to create, we get new ideas.  That’s the concept behind the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge – to get your creative juices flowing!

Be sure to share your creations on our Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group!  CLICK HERE to join the Facebook group.  

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with the sketch, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  We have over 500 members and LOTS of inspiration to share.

Here are a couple of cards I created using the challenge.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Sketch Challenge!  January 23, 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comStampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Sketch Challenge!  January 23, 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comStampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Sketch Challenge!  January 23, 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
For this card, I flipped it around.  See?  You can do just about anything with the challenges!  Upways, sideways, wonk-ways, it doesn’t matter.  :)
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Sketch Challenge!  January 23, 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comStampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Sketch Challenge!  January 23, 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
I am really excited about this weekend’s challenge and I can’t wait to see what you post on the Facebook group!

So, Mr. Awesome seems to think I need some time away from the house so he is whisking me away for a weekend getaway – a quiet cabin in the woods.  No internet, no phone, no distractions… but no stamps.  Sounds so nice (except for the no stamps part).  But seriously, I’m really looking forward to some time away.  If you email me or leave a comment, I will get back to you on Monday!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  I hope you can take some time to get creative and have some paper fun!!!  See ya back here on Monday!

FLASH CARD 2.0 – Painted Petals Amazingly Amazing Card – Video No. 61

FLASH CARD 2.0 - Painted Petals Amazingly Amazing  Card - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Yesterday I shared with you some great samples using the PAINTED PETALS stamp set.  It truly is an amazing stamp set with that built-in watercolor look.

Today I am excited to share with you my FLASH CARD 2.0 card created with Painted Petals.  It’s so super fast and fun!  
FLASH CARD 2.0 - Painted Petals Amazingly Amazing  Card - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com FLASH CARD 2.0 - Painted Petals Amazingly Amazing  Card - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com It’s hard to see in the photos but I even added a little bling to my flowers.  I missed stamping the inside of the card on the video but as you can see, I just stamped the flowers down in the bottom right corner.  Can’t leave the inside of a card naked, now can I?

Let me share today’s video…

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

After I finished the card, I thought it would be fun to create a stepped-up version of the card.  Check out my NOW or WOW Painted Petals card!  
Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I simply cut a tea lace doily in half and attached it to the side of the Flash Card.  Then I used the leftovers (the piece that I tore off) to punched out three flowers using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and added a little Gold Glitz Dazzling Details to the center.  Still a very easy card if you wanted to turn it into a WOW!  I think I love the WOW more.  :)
Now or WOW - Painted Petals Amazingly Amazing  Card - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Now or WOW - Painted Petals Amazingly Amazing  Card - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Now or WOW - Painted Petals Amazingly Amazing  Card - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Here are my measurements in case you missed them:
  • Wisteria Wonder Card base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4″
  • Blackberry Bliss Flash Card 2.0 – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/8″
  • Whisper White Flash Card 2.0 – 5 3/8″ x 2″
Here is a list of all the products I used on today’s card.  Use what you have, ORDER what you need.  To order, just click on a picture below.

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Thanks so much for dropping in on Simply Simple Stamping today!  I hope that you enjoyed today’s FLASH CARD 2.0 installment!  I do hope you’ll come back tomorrow for my Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  I have a great sketch to share with you to help you jump-start your stamping for the weekend.  

See you tomorrow!  

What’s New Wednesday – Painted Petals

What's New Wednesday - See new ideas from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comHappy Wednesday everyone!  I am really enjoying the What’s New Wednesday.  It’s a great time for me to share some new stamp sets and accessories from our new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs.  Have I got some fun ideas for you today?!  You’re going to be so glad you stopped by.

Today I am excited to share with you some fun samples created by some of my fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrators using the new PAINTED PETALS stamp set from the Occasions Catalog (you can download the catalog on the right sidebar).

This watercolor set is absolutely stunning!  I’m not very good at watercoloring so I love a stamp set that makes it look like I am.   All the detail is built into the stamp.  SO pretty.  
Painted Petals by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
  • Wood Mount – #138819 – $32.95  
  • Clear Mount – #138822 – $24.95   
  • Photopolymer – #137146 – $23.95   
Did you notice that the flowers and the stems & leaves are separate stamps?  Wahoo!  This makes it so easy to stamp the flowers in one color and the stems and leaves in another.  Check out these samples.

Painted Petals by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comPainted Petals by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Painted Petals by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comPainted Petals by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comPainted Petals by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comPainted Petals by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comAnd check this out!  It also has some amazing matching Designer Series Paper called Painted Blooms.  What I love most about this paper is that the designer of it actually HAND PAINTED the flowers.  The paper alone is its own piece of art!
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
  • Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper – #137784 – $10.95
Look at this amazing framed artwork.  WOWZERS!  Want to know a secret?  It’s just a 12″ x 12″ frame and a sheet of the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.  Is that not STUNNING?
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
I am just head over heels in LOVE with this stamp set and paper.  In fact, I have a FLASH CARD video for you tomorrow using this beautiful stamp set.  Be sure to come back tomorrow!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!  See ya tomorrow!

2- Minute Tuesday Tip Video – Washi Tape Fix

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hey everyone!  Have I got a GREAT tip for you today!  You’re going to love it!  This tip was shared with me by Susan Forsberg and let me tell you what… this is a tip that has been SO helpful to me.

Let’s check out today’s 2-minute Tuesday Tip video (oh my goodness, can you believe it?  It’s really under 2 minutes today!)

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

I just love to play with Washi Tape.  It’s repositionable, colorful, easy to use, and boy does it add a great slash of color into any card or scrapbook page!  Why not add some Washi Tape to your next order?  Click a picture below to get yours!
Thanks so much for stopping by for today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video.  Thanks again to Susan Forsberg for allowing me to share her awesome tip!

Have a great Tuesday everyone!  Oh, before I go, check out this week’s WEEKLY DEALS!  Blendabilities on SALE?  Shut the front door!  It’s true!

Remember that SALE-A-BRATION is going on too!  Spend $50 and you get to choose a FREEBIE from our Sale-a-Bration Catalog (download your copy HERE).  Use the January Hostess Code WFN4D2F4 on your order of $20 or more to get this month’s tutorial!  

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Weekend Online Virtual Slumber Party

Over the weekend, I held my very first Online Virtual Slumber Party with my team of demonstrators.  We all showed up with our computers/laptops/iPads/smartphones in our jammies, brought along some great junk food, and of course, stamping supplies.
Online Virtual Slumber Party - want to come to the next one?  Become a Stampin' Up demonstrator at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com We began at 7pm with some fun challenges and sharing what we love the most in the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs.  All of this through Facebook.  Gotta love social media and how it can bring all of us together for something like this.

Throughout the night, we shared projects we created right there on the spot.  Here are a few of the cards I created Friday night.
Quick and easy Sheltering Tree - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com From the Herd - first time I used my Blendabilities and I had to make this one fast.  www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Lotus Blossom - FREE with $50 order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Lotus Blossom - FREE with $50 order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
First time using Blendabilities - Baby Love note card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com It was my first time sharing anything I made with the Blendabilities.  I know that a lot of people have taken courses on how to use alcohol markers and I have been very nervous about sharing what I created.  I don’t know any fancy techniques nor am I good at seeing the direction of the “light” that would shine on the ducks but hey, it’s all about fun & creativity so I shared them with my team.  Bless their little hearts, they gave me a lot of nice compliments and made me feel much better about what I had created.

I had a great time giving away door prizes for the demonstrator with the most stamps out on her desk, not just stamp sets but actual stamps.  The winners?  We had a tie for 12 stamps out at one time.  I also had a prize for the first person to share a sample.  They are excited about getting some fun Stampin’ Up bling in the mail.  Who wouldn’t be?

Lots of sugar was consumed.  I think I may have over done it though.  The night wrapped up around 11:00pm and I was exhausted….and in a sugar coma.  lol
Online Virtual Slumber Party - want to come to the next one?  Become a Stampin' Up demonstrator at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI love those little Brach’s Royals caramels.  They are my weakness.  Well, before I knew it I had eaten, well, too many.

A great night was had by all and I can’t wait to do it again.  If you would like join my team of demonstrators and be a part of our next Online Virtual Slumber Party, why not join us?  

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I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to have a WONDERFUL week!  If you’re off work today, I hope that you can enjoy some creative time for yourself.

See you all back here tomorrow for 2-MINUTE TUESDAY TIPS!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! January 16, 2015

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Join me!  www.SimplySimpleStamping.com It’s time for something NEW at Simply Simple Stamping!  I told you guys at the beginning of the year that I had some new ideas to help us ALL take our paper crafting to a new level.  Some of us just need a little ‘nudge’ to help get the creative juices flowing and I am SUPER excited about the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Over on the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group, I just started sharing my weekend challenges and I though you guys would want to play too!

Each Friday I will be sharing a new sketch or color combination with you.  Check out the challenge, grab your stamps, ink and paper and use the idea as a base for your project!

Here’s my FIRST weekend challenge for 2015!Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  January 16, 2015  www.SimplySimpleStamping.com This week’s challenge is very simple and clean.  This is just a base for you to start with!  
  • Those circles can be hearts, flowers, stars, whatever!  
  • Those stripes can be stamped, cardstock, designer paper, whatever!  
  • Add a sentiment or leave it blank!  
  • Add additional layers or keep it clean and simple.  It’s up to you!  
Remember, this challenge is to help jump start your creativity… not put you in a creative box.  Have some fun and share your creations on our Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group!  

Not a part of Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild on Facebook?  CLICK HERE to join the Facebook group.  

Over the weekend, create something with the sketch, share your creations with the group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.

Here’s are a couple projects I create with this weekend’s sketch.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Sketch Challenge!  January 16, 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Sketch Challenge!  January 16, 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Sketch Challenge!  January 16, 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I am really excited about these new weekend challenges and I can’t wait to see what you post on the Facebook group!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Take some time to get creative and have some paper fun!!!  See ya back here on Monday!

Twitterpated Berry Basket – Video Tutorial

Twitterpated Berry Basket by Connie Stewart - video tutorial available at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (January 15, 2015)I just got the Berry Basket die a few days ago.  WOW!  I really thought it might be hard to put together but it’s SO SO simple….and I am all over anything that is simple!
Twitterpated Berry Basket by Connie Stewart - video tutorial available at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (January 15, 2015)What a quick and adorable gift!  I filled mine with a bag of caramel filled Kisses.  Those pretty pink kisses set off the Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride so nicely, don’t you think?  I added a quick tag made with the Chalk Talk framelits and in no time, my gift was done.
Twitterpated Berry Basket by Connie Stewart - video tutorial available at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (January 15, 2015)I’m excited to share today’s video so let’s get started…

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

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:
  • (2) 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Blushing Bride (basket & handle)
  • 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ Blushing Bride (Chalk Talk tag)
  • 2 3/4″ x 1″ Blushing Bride (flag)
Here are the supplies I used on today’s project.  Use what you have and ORDER what you need!  Just click on a photo to order! (Just a note:  The Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack is on sale through January 19)

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Have a wonderful Thursday my wonderful stamping peeps!  

Be sure to join me tomorrow for something BRAND NEW!!!!  Wahoo!!!

What’s New Wednesday – Butterflies Thinlits

What's New Wednesday - See new ideas from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comBUTTERFLIES THINLITS
Item #137360

Butterfly Thinlits - Order yours at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comYesterday I shared a great tip on using the Butterflies Thinlits.  I am just in LOVE with these thinlits thanks to this tip shared by Patty Bennett.  

Today I thought I would share with you some GREAT samples using this set.  These project were created and shared with me by some of Stampin’ Up’s top demonstrators.  These woman are not just amazing stampers, but great friends too.  Thank you to each of them for sharing their art with us!!
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So many great ideas!  The bundle is just amazing too!  Wahoo!  Save 15% when you buy the Thinlits and the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  Remember, spend $50 or more (before tax & shipping) and you earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item (see the catalog on the right sidebar).

Click on a photo to order yours today!

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Tutorial includes:  Measurements, products used, complete written instructions, photos, 2015 mini calendar pdf.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!  See you all back here tomorrow!

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