Make It Monday – Going Global Lucky Stars

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I just love the Going Global stamp set.  I was sad that it didn’t make it in the new catalog so don’t miss out on getting this wonderful masculine stamp set.  It really is fantastic.  Check out this fun card for that special guy in your life!MAKE IT MONDAY - Going Global Lucky Stars Card - FREE TUTORIAL at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 23, 2016 blog post

MAKE IT MONDAY - Going Global Lucky Stars Card - FREE TUTORIAL at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 23, 2016 blog post

Download the FREE Lucky Stars tutorial HERE

Here’s the supply list for the Lucky Stars card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

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I  had to squeeze in a Make It Monday before I left on vacation.  I hope you enjoyed this one and trust me when I say you NEED (yeah, I said it… you NEED) the Going Global stamp set.

Well, today is a “sea day” so I plan to just relax and enjoy some quiet time with Mr. Awesome.  His new job has kept him busy so I know he needed this break as much as I did.  I hope your day is relaxing too!

I do plan on taking a few days off of the blog but I will be back on Friday with a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge.  Next week, things will be back to normal.  Have a great week!!!


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Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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Wow!  Friday snuck up on me!  That always happens when I have tons to do before vacation.  lol  Not to worry, there is a fabulous Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for you before I leave.  Let me share it with you….

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 20, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

  • The colors and shapes mean nothing….get creative!
  • The layers can be Designer Paper, cardstock, or a stamped image
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now at 3,000 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

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Let me share with you the creations I have for you this weekend….

These colors are so beautiful together and what a fun way to mix up some of your favorite embossing folders!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 20, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create the “Many Thanks” card?  Click  a pic!

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Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 20, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Bright colors are my favorite and this card brings in some great Designer Paper and just a POP of that Botanical Builder framelit.  It is just fabulous!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 20, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create the “They Say It’s Your Birthday” card?  Click  a pic!

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Well, tomorrow is the day.  Mr. Awesome and I will be on a plane to Barcelona, Spain to board the Stampin’ Up Incentive trip to the Mediterranean!  Excited isn’t a big enough word!!!  This is a dream vacation for us and I am SO SO grateful to all of you who order through my site and support my business.  I am so blessed to be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator…so very blessed.

Stampin' Up Incentive Trip 2016 - Norwegian Epic

I will not be able to post while I am away. Sorry!  I had hoped to get some things scheduled but time just got away from me.  I know you guys understand and I so wish I had more time to get some things ready. I will be back on May 31st though and I will have a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for you on the 27th so be sure to come back for that!

Bon Voyage my sweet stamping friends!  I will share more when I return!


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FLASH CARD – You Rock Banner Card – Video No. 80

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today’s FLASH CARD is a brand new idea in the Flash Card series. A  huge thank you to Patti Moffatt for sharing her idea with me and she gave me permission to share it with you.

FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - You Rock Banner Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 19, 2016 blog post!

Are those little banners on the side just FUN or what?  Wahoo!  I love that look!!!  You won’t believe how easy it was to change up those 2 little pieces of cardstock to create this card.
FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - You Rock Banner Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 19, 2016 blog post!

Let me share today’s FLASH CARD video with you…

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

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:

  • Whisper White card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black Flash Card – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”, trim at ½” and 1″ on both sides
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 2 ½” x 4″, cut down to 2 ½” x 3 ½”

Here is the short and sweet supply list.  You probably already have what you need.  Don’t have these colors?  Choose your own!  Don’t have this stamp set?  Look and see what you already have.  Can’t live without the Crazy About You stamp set?  Click the link and order!

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Mr. Awesome and I just want to thank all of you for the sweet anniversary wishes!!!  WOW!  I was blown away by all of them!  You guys are so sweet and we were both really touched.  We loved hearing the number of years that many of you have been married to your sweethearts.  So many of them were in the 40’s and 50’s!  That just warmed my heart!!!

We had a great night last night.  One of my favorite places to celebrate is The Melting Pot.

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It’s our girls’ favorite place too so we brought them along.  Not to worry!  It was still a romantic night and you know what?  We had a blast hanging out with them!  Our waiter was SO much fun!!  Gotta love a waiter who will photo bomb!

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Well, my friends, time to get busy on tomorrow’s Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  I hope you will come back and check it out!


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25 Years of Wedded Bliss

Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary!

Guess what today is?  Mr. Awesome and I were married 25 years ago today.  Awww….look at us.

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

How blessed are we that we haven’t changed a bit in 25 years?! Oh, and don’t hate me or anything but after 25 years I can still fit into my wedding veil.

So, this morning I set out to make Mr. Awesome an anniversary card.  Hardest card I have ever had to make.  I wanted it to be really special because Rich keeps every card I’ve ever given him.  After a couple of panic attacks, here is my finished card.

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

Our wedding colors were black, red, and white.  I know, not traditional but the church was also black, red, and white so it was really pretty.

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

The Silver glimmer paper was perfect for the 25th silver anniversary.  That little heart is covering up a boo-boo.  lol

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

I had some of the retired Black glimmer paper and it sure made the card look amazing!

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

The “forever” and “love” sentiments came from the First Sight stamp set.  Here are the supplies I used on my card today. If you want to add any of these gems to your stamping collections, just click a pic to order!

Now comes the hard part.  Writing all I want to say to him inside.  I don’t want to get mushing here but guys, this man is my rock and my best friend.  25 years later and I would still marry him again in a heartbeat!  He’s my everything, he really is.  Okay, tears just thinking about it… I think I had better close.

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I hope you guys have a wonderful day!  I hope to have a video for a new Flash Card for you tomorrow so join me then, okay  Love you guys!


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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Upcycle Your Old Eye Shadow

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Upcycle Your Old Eye Shadow - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 17, 2016 blog post

Anyone else have an “old make-up drawer”?  You know that drawer where make-up goes to die?  Well, today it’s time to reach into that drawer and pull out some of that blue eye shadow from 1985 and let’s use it to create a fun technique!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Upcycle Your Old Eye Shadow - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 17, 2016 blog post

Check it out on Basic Black cardstock!  WOWZA is that beautiful or what?  Trust me, in person it is incredible!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Upcycle Your Old Eye Shadow - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 17, 2016 blog post

Let me share today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip with you….

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

Isn’t that a cool way to upcycle that old make-up?  So fun and you probably have a lot of choices in that make-up drawer.  All you need is a VersaMark ink pad and you’re set.  If you don’t have a VersaMark ink pad, just add it to your next order!  It’s called Versa for a reason – it’s a super versatile ink pad!

 

I hope that you found today’s tip a useful one. It’s a great way to use something not useful, right?

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So, it’s Tuesday and time for another update in my weight loss for those of you who are following it.  I’m down another pound from last week for a total of 14 lbs. since I started April 4th.  Yay!  Only 25 to go!  Mr. Awesome is down 16 lbs as well so that’s a total of 30 lbs gone from the Stewart household.  Pretty cool!  We are both feeling great and doing this together has brought us closer together too. 🙂

I hope that you guys have a great Tuesday and will join me tomorrow for more stamping awesomeness!  See ya then!


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Make It Monday – Cupcake Birthday Card

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I love cupcakes!  What’s not to love?  They are a HUGE trend right now and they just make you happy.  We have a fabulous bundle for a fabulous stamp set and punch called Cupcake Party.  Sadly, it will only be around for a couple more weeks and then both the stamp set and punch are gone for good.

MAKE IT MONDAY - Cupcake Birthday Card - FREE TUTORIAL at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 16, 2016 blog post

If you already have this super cute bundle, then I have a great Make-It Monday for you!  If you don’t have this bundle, don’t wait to order it.  It’s a must have in your stamp collection and I would hate for it to sell out before you get a chance to order.

MAKE IT MONDAY - Cupcake Birthday Card - FREE TUTORIAL at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 16, 2016 blog post MAKE IT MONDAY - Cupcake Birthday Card - FREE TUTORIAL at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 16, 2016 blog post

Isn’t this just a SWEET birthday card?  I love the colors and that Birthday Blossoms Designer Paper is just a perfect touch.

MAKE IT MONDAY - Cupcake Birthday Card - FREE TUTORIAL at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 16, 2016 blog post
Download the FREE TUTORIAL HERE

Here’s an idea….create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s a list of the items I used on the Cupcake Birthday Card.  If you would like to order any of the items I  used, just click a link!

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How was your weekend?  We were on the go-go-go all weekend long it seemed.  We leave for the Stampin’ Up Incentive trip next week and you guys know how that goes.  LOTS to do before we leave town.  We have been checking out excursions to do while on the Mediterranean and it’s been fun to see it all.  I won’t lie…I’m terrified of traveling outside of the USA.  It’s just not my thing.  I know we’ll have a great time but not speaking the language, not understanding how to convert American dollars to Euros, and leaving the kids behind just makes me a nervous wreck.

We did have a great time Sunday at Ginny’s recital.  I am going to have to share a video of her song later this week.  It was incredible!  We also got a couple of bike rides in and now I am up to 12 miles!  I am ROCKING this!  Wahoo!  Those of you who are cyclists are probably laughing at me right now but for this beginner, 12 miles is time for celebration.

I also created a great new Flash Card that I will be sharing with you on Wednesday.  It’s so cute!  So, stay tuned to Simply Simple Stamping this week.  LOTS of fun things coming up!

Be awesome today because you ARE awesome!  See ya tomorrow!


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Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

How did it get to be Friday already?  That really snuck up on me. Are you ready for another Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge?  You’ll love this one.  The window is really fun to work with!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

  • The colors and shapes mean nothing….get creative!
  • The layers can be Designer Paper, cardstock, or a stamped image
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now at 3,000 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

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Here’s what I created for this weekend’s challenge…..

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I thought this card was so striking!  Something about that black on the Soft Sky and a POP of Rose Red.  I just love it!  I will have a Monday Make-It Project Sheet for you on Monday so be sure to stop back by.  I even changed up the colors on it so you’d have more color ideas for it.

Want to create the Floral Birthday Card?  Click a pic to order! 

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Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

My friend Sharon made this card and it’s perfect for the weekend’s challenge!  She used blender pens to color in the flowers.  So pretty!!!
Want to create the Floral Thank You Card?  Click a pic to order! 

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A crazy weekend lies ahead for us so I am going to get busy to see if I can stay ahead of it all.  Ginny has a jam-packed weekend of recitals, sleep-overs, and filming a short film with her friend Cody.  Gotta love being a Mom Taxi.  Actually, she’ll be driving in about a year so I think I will just enjoy the time in the car with her for a little while longer.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!  See ya Monday!


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FLASH CARD 2.0 – You Wonderful Thing You – Video No. 72

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

What?  Two videos in two days???  Yep, you bet!  I have been having so much fun stamping this week I just had to share another video with you.

FLASH CARD 2.0 Video Tutorial - You Wonderful Thing You Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 12, 2016 blog post! FLASH CARD 2.0 Video Tutorial - You Wonderful Thing You Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 12, 2016 blog post!

This card makes me happy.  I love the colors, I love the die cut flowers, I love the banner.  It’s hard to believe it was made with just 2 little pieces of cardstock.

Let me share the video with you…

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

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:

  • Whisper White card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Bermuda Bay Flash Card 2. 0 – 2 ⅛” x 5 ½”, cut down to 1 ¾” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White Flash Card 2. 0 – 2″ x 5 ⅜”

Want to order any of the supplies needed for today’s FLASH CARD 2.0?  Just click a pic!

Make note!  The 15% discount on the bundle goes away on May 31st so if you don’t have this bundle yet, get it now while you can get a great discount on it!

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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 and do not count towards Stampin’ Rewards.)

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Bike ride #2 last night.  7.5 miles!  Wahoo!  I am actually enjoying this!  Except for one thing…. my tushy HURTS!  You kind of have to build up some toughness  to the seat.  It will come.  So, I shared this for a reason.  Rich and I decided that on our Mediterranean cruise, we wanted to “pedal” our way through the cities that we stop in.  I hope that we can find bike tours in each city but we found one in Naples that looks amazing.  This will also keep me motivated to keep on riding.

AND, we heard back from the director of “9 to 5: The Musical”.  I am so excited that ALL THREE of us were cast!  Christina got the biggest role of Judy (played by Jane Fonda in the movie), I am Kathy the office gossip, and Ginny is the Candy Striper in the hospital and also in the Ensemble.  I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that we all three get to do a show together.  It’s a first for us.  Rehearsals don’t start until late July so I won’t have a lot to share about it but I thought I would give you the update.

That’s it for me today!  Hope you all have a great Thursday and hope you’ll join me tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!


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NEW VIDEO SERIES – Flash Card Mash Up – Tri-Fold Friendship Card – Video No. 1

FLASH CARD MASH UP Video - Tri-Fold Friendship Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 11, 2016 blog post!

I am so excited to be sharing a BRAND NEW series with you today.  I know how much you guys love Flash Cards and today I am proud to share a new series called FLASH CARD MASH UP.  This will use an original Flash Card AND and Flash Card 2.0 piece of cardstock.  This is really going to take your Flash Cards to a whole new level!

Check out this fun card!  I would say I was tickled pink with how it turned out but that would be a really bad pun so let’s just say LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!

FLASH CARD MASH UP Video - Tri-Fold Friendship Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 11, 2016 blog post!

That sentiment on the front is so bold and fun!  The dots from Timeless Texture adds just the right amount of fun texture to the card as well!FLASH CARD MASH UP Video - Tri-Fold Friendship Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 11, 2016 blog post!

Let me share the first video in my brand new series…..

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

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:

  • Melon Mambo cardstock – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 1 ¼” and 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black Flash Card 2. 0 – 2 ⅛” x 5 ½”, cut to 1 ¼”
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½”, cut down to 3″

Here are the supplies I used on my Mash Up card!  Use what you have and order what you need!  Just click a pic! 

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Well my friends, what do you think?  Are you excited about this new series?  I hope so. I am excited to see what I can create if I mix things up a little.  🙂  I hope that you all enjoyed the card too.

So, I wanted to give you an update on my weight loss journey.  I am excited to say that the scale informed me today that I have lost 13 pounds in a little over 5 weeks!  Wahoo!  My goal was to fit into my summer clothes for the Stampin’ Up Incentive trip and guess what?  They fit GREAT!  I am so excited.  Not stopping there!  I am working hard to reach 15 pounds before we leave.  I feel like the Little Engine that Could – I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I KNOW I CAN!

Thanks for letting me share this journey with it.  It’s really made me more accountable and your encouragement has been SO wonderful!  Thank you guys SO much!

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Last night my daughter Christina moved home from college for the summer.  Let’s not talk about ALL the stuff that had to come home. I think we’re going to have to rent a storage unit for all of this…..or take over Mr. Awesome’s garage.

Well, I am going to get back in my stamp studio and see what else I can do with Flash Card Mash Up!!  Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!


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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Curling Baker’s Twine

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today’s tip is on how to curl Bakers Twine. I picked up this tip last month at the Stampin’ Up OnStage conference but I have to be honest. I couldn’t remember HOW they showed us to do it so I played around until I found a way that worked.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Curling Bakers Twine - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 10, 2016 blog post

My example is on this card.  I didn’t want the balloon tail to be straight, I wanted it to give the card some character so I gently curled the twine. 2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Curling Bakers Twine - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 10, 2016 blog post

Let me share with you how you can do this…

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

Here are the supplies I used on my card today.  Stampin’ Up has a HUGE selection of Bakers Twine to choose from so have some fun with it!

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I hope that you liked that tip!  Not one that you will use all the time but when you need it, you’ll be glad you know it.  Oh, and I forgot to mention this tip works great and I mean GREAT on the regular bakers twine too!  It curls really tight.

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I have had a lot of emails and messages asking if we’re okay.  You may have heard about the 19 tornados that hit Oklahoma yesterday.  Most of them never touched down but a few did.  None of them where near Oklahoma City/Moore.  We did, however, watch one of them forming.  Not gonna lie… it was awesome to watch.  It would slowly start to spiral down and POOF it was back up.  It really was quite fascinating.  Well, it’s fascinating when you know it’s moving AWAY from you and not towards you.  The one we were watching never did touch down so that was good.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and concerns!  I love you guys!  I hope you know that!  Tornado season is here and we just learn to keep our eye on the weather.  We typically know days in advance if it’s going to be a possible tornado day.  When you live in Oklahoma, we have learned to just accept it and stay safe.

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While all that crazy weather was going on elsewhere, it was bright and sunny here so I went out on my first bike ride.  Okay, so let me just say, there will be no pictures of me on the bike.  Bike shorts only look good on someone who is a Size 6…. in case you’re wondering, I am not.  lol  But I am proud to say that I rode for 5.5 miles.  Not bad for my first day out!  I have a real motivation to stick with it.  We are going on the Stampin’ Up incentive trip soon – a Mediterranean cruise.  One of the excursions we booked was a bike ride through Naples, Italy.  It’s a low impact ride, about 8 miles, and I want to be able to do it.  When else will I say I pedaled my way through Naples?  I will reward myself with pizza (which originated in Naples)

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Well my friends, that wraps it up for me today.  I am going to get busy working on some swap cards I am taking with me on the Cruise.  Stampin’ Up hosts a swap for us and it’s always a highlight for me to see all those fabulous swaps from demonstrators from all over the world!  I will share my swap card with you Thursday. I thought I would do a video on it for you.  Have a great Tuesday and I will see you tomorrow!


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If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the free gift!

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