Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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Wahoo!  It’s Friday!  I am so excited for Friday to finally be here.  2 reasons…Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge AND it’s our first camping trip in the new camper.  YAY!!

I have a stack of fun stamping projects to work on and I can’t wait to see how it goes.  With nature all around, I am sure to feel inspired and re-energized!

If you need some inspiration this weekend and can’t make it outside, why not try the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge?

Here’s the sketch for this weekend…

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 17, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comSO many possibilities with this layout!  
  • The layers can be a stamped image, cardstock, ribbon, designer paper, anything!
  • The sentiment can go anywhere – get creative!
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 over 1,500 strong!  

Are you part of the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group?  If not, come join in on the fun and be inspired by stampers from all over the world! 


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

Here is what I created for this Weekend’s Challenge…
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 17, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comThis weekend, I decided to try something different with the Challenge.  It’s all the same card only I changed up each one.  The first one is a quickie – stamp it and pop it with dimensionals.  Done!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 17, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comMy 2nd card, I just added some rhinestones to jazz it up!Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 17, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comAnd my final card, I used the ZenDoodle technique to really make it pop!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 17, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI kinda like the idea of one card done 3 different ways.  That isn’t part of the challenge, it’s just what I chose to do.  Now it’s YOUR turn!  I hope that you will join me in this week’s STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEEKEND CHALLENGE.  It’s been so much fun to see what you guys are coming up with.

Mr. Awesome and I finished the taxes, wrote that great big check (BOOOOOO!!!!) and now we are both in need of some R & R.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Nature calls so I am outta here!

See you guys back here on Monday!!


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Super Flash Cards! 8 Cards in a FLASH!

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI have been having a ball with Flash Cards lately.  This week, I shared with you how to create 4 cards using just 2 Flash Cards.

Today, I created 8 SUPER Flash Cards!  I love using this technique because it’s a fast and easy way to make cards in a hurry.

Just 2 stamp sets, Snuggles & Smooches and Sassy Salutations.

Super Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - Check out the video on the April 20, 2015 blog post!
You are just going to LOVE creating these fun cards in a Flash!  I thought the retro psychedelic look was just FUN!  What do you think?

I love the Sassy Salutations because I have 6 sentiments to use (although Merry Christmas wasn’t appropriate so I skipped that one).  Super Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - Check out the video on the April 20, 2015 blog post!
I will have a video for you on Monday so I hope you’ll come back and check it out!  I had hoped to have it for you today but the Stewart clan is heading out on the road tonight for our first camping trip and I have been running around like crazy but I couldn’t leave without sharing these fabulous cards.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create my SUPER Flash Cards. if you want to get a head start on ordering.  Just click a pic below to order!

Tomorrow is Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge and I have a great layout and 3 fun samples for you.  Be sure to join me here tomorrow!  Have a fabulous day!!!

FLASH CARDS 2.0 – 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All PART 2 – Video No. 65


Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI had such fun creating 2 for 1 cards with the One Tag Fits All stamp set on Monday, I decided to do 2 more!  One Tag Fits All is a FANTABULOUS stamp set with a lot of variety!  

Check out the cards I create today!  Yep, just ONE set of Flash Cards 2.0!
FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 15, 2015 blog post FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 15, 2015 blog postI love these little lights and I really LOVE how it looks like they are strung and held up with the flowers!  This would make a pretty wedding card too.FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 15, 2015 blog postFLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 15, 2015 blog postWhen I think of gems, I think of jewelry.  When I think of jewelry, I think of Tiffany’s.  When I think of Tiffany’s, I think of that fabulous blue and white together.  Coastal Cabana is a dead ringer for Tiffany blue!

Here’s PART 2 in my One Tag Fits All Flash Card 2.0….

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

Here are the products I used on my Flash Cards today.  Remember, use what you have, order what you need.  The One Tag Fits All and the matching Note Tag punch are the most important.  You can improvise with some of the other things.  Look at the embossing folders you already have, look at the ribbon you have lying around.  Make it work!  :)

ORDER what you need by clicking a picture below!


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Well, that’s it for me today!  The taxes are 
finally DONE.  Oh, how I hate taxes.  The only thing worse is PAYING taxes….which I had to do.  :(

This calls for chocolate so I will go take care of that right now!   Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!  See you guys tomorrow!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video – Stamping Sponges Tips & Tricks

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hey guys!  It’s Tuesday and it’s time for another 2-Minute Tuesday Tip.  Today we’re going to talk about Stamping Sponges.  2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Stamping Sponges Tips & Tricks - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com April 14, 2015 blog postI love the look that sponging gives a project but I hate the mess it leaves on my fingers.  Check out today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video to learn how to prep your sponges to avoid the mess AND get the most out of a package.

Here’s today’s video…

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

In case you missed it, the measurements for the small binder clips are ¾” x 1 ⅛”.  Now you can easily identify which sponge is for what color.  No more muddy colors!

Add Stampin’ Sponges to your next order in my ONLINE STORE.  3 packages would gain you enough sponges for every Stampin’ Up color….and a few extras for the incoming In-Colors.

I have been doing this to my sponges for several years now and I just LOVE it!  The binder clips are wonderful!  I hope you’ll give this a try!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another set of 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Flash Cards!  See ya then!


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FLASH CARD 2.0 – 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards Part 1 – Video No. 64

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comSo glad you guys could stop by today!  I have a fantastic FLASH CARD 2.0 video for you.  Today I am going to create two Flash Cards from just one set of Flash Card 2.0 pieces.  Hey, if you’re making one card, why not make two?

FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 13, 2015 blog postFLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 13, 2015 blog post
Are these SWEET or what?  I used just one stamp set, One Tag Fits All, and one ink pad, Smokey Slate.  Keeping them simple makes them go together really quick too!
FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 13, 2015 blog postFLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 13, 2015 blog postLet me share today’s FLASH CARD 2.0 video with you…
If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are some measurements in case you missed them
  • Soft Sky card base – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored at 5 ½”
  • Whisper White card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White Flash Card 2.0 – 2″ x 5 ⅜”
  • Daffodil Delight Seam Binding – 10″
  • Pink Pirouette Seam Binding – 7″ + small bow
Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create my card today.  A nice, short and sweet list!  If you don’t have the One Tag Fits All stamp set and punch, it’s a must have.  It’s ready to create 5 cards – sentiments and images!  What’s not to love about that?   Click a pic below to start your order!  

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Be sure to join me Wednesday for Part 2 of One Tag Fits All Flash Cards and tomorrow I have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip on Stampin’ Sponges that you won’t want to miss.  See you then!

Oh, but before I go…. an update on something I shared with you on Friday.  Just heard from Ginny and she got the LEAD ROLE in “Little Shop of Horrors” at her school!!!  I am SO excited for her and I have a card all ready for her when she gets home.  She’s going to make an amazing Audrey in the show.  I can’t wait!

And with that I leave you to your Monday.  Hope it’s a fun and productive week for you!  See ya tomorrow!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Join me!  www.SimplySimpleStamping.comWahoo!  Friday!!!  So glad it’s Friday!  Mr. Awesome is too.  He spent the week on jury duty so I KNOW he’s ready for the weekend.  It was just a crazy busy catch-up week for me so I’m pretty darn thrilled it’s Friday too.

Friday always means the same thing around here – STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEEKEND CHALLENGE!  I absolutely LOVE the weekend challenges.  It’s just the kick in the pants I need to get some cards made but I don’t have to over think them.  Just look at the sketch and make something.  :)

I would love for you guys to join me in this weekend’s STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEEKEND CHALLENGE!  I love this sketch.  It was a lot fun to work with and pretty straight forward.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 10, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comSO many possibilities with this sketch!  
  • The layers can be a stamped image, cardstock, ribbon, designer paper, anything!
  • Turn the layers into flags, circles,flowers, anything!
  • The sentiment can go anywhere – get creative!
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 over 1,500 strong!  

Are you part of the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group?  If not, come join in on the fun and be inspired by stampers from all over the world! 


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

Here is what I created for this Weekend’s Challenge…
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 10, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comThis morning I created this card for Ginny.  She auditioned for her school’s musical of “Little Shop of Horrors”.  I’ve been WAITING all morning to get word of which part she got and I just heard back from her.  The teacher is waiting until MONDAY to announce the cast.  UGH!!!!  This Mom cannot wait until MONDAY!  Oh well, I am ready with a card whether she gets the lead or one of the Doo-Wop Girls.

Not sure if you noticed but this is a double Flash Card – I used a Flash Card and a Flash Card 2.0 on this card.Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 10, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 10, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI LOVE Painted Petals!  It makes me look like I’m this incredible watercolor artist when in all reality, I’m horrible at water-coloring.  Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Pistachio Pudding are so pretty together.

I made the bottom layer bigger than the sketch but that’s what’s so fun about the Weekend Challenge… the sketch is just a starting point and you don’t always know what your final product will be.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - April 10, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI hope that you will join me in this week’s STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEEKEND CHALLENGE.  

Okay, my stampin’ peeps… this is it.  TODAY is the FINAL DAY for FREE SHIPPING in my Online Store.  CLICK HERE to order!  
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I know many of you save up waiting for Stampin’ Up to announce a FREE SHIPPING offer and they don’t happen very often so that is why this is such a BIG deal!  Don’t let the day get away from you!!!  It ends at 11:50 mountain time!

The timing for this sale couldn’t be better because the APRIL Let’s Get Creative video & tutorial is awesome!  Check it out!  
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Be sure to use the APRIL HOSTESS CODE Z446RUPW on your order of $20 or more!  Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the Hostess Code so you can earn Stampin’ Rewards!  Stampin’ Rewards start at $25 and with the FREE SHIPPING deal, it’s a perfect time to stock up on cardstock or to buy all those ink pads you’ve been eyeing!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Mr. Awesome and I are going to finalize the taxes <hanging my head in shame that I didn’t finish them weeks ago>.  Hopefully it won’t take long and we can put the finishing touches on the camper so we can FINALLY take that baby out for weekend!  Wahoo!  I am so ready!!!

See you guys back here on Monday!!

Busy Busy Busy… but where are my stamps?

Up-doHey guys!  I am so sorry to say no post today.  It’s been a day filled with errands – hair cut and color, grocery shopping, busy busy busy!  It was just a CRAZY full day and I couldn’t fit any stamping in today.

Not to worry!  I will be back tomorrow for Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  See you then!
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What’s New Wednesday – Paper Pumpkin


What's New Wednesday - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  Today’s What’s New Wednesday isn’t a ‘new’ product but a NEW and IMPROVED product!  I want to share with you what I LOVE about Paper Pumpkin.
Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin today at  www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Paper Pumpkin is a fabulous monthly stamping program.  Each month, you get a surprise box in the mail filled with everything you need to create some incredible projects – stamps, ink, instructions, and all the supplies needed to enjoy a 30-minute escape.  When you’re done, you have a fabulous stamp set to use again and again!  Subscriptions start at 17.95 a month and the shipping is included!  Awesomesauce!

Confession time… when Paper Pumpkin first came out, I was less than impressed but OH HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED!  If you have tried Paper Pumpkin in the past, I want to encourage you to try it again.  It’s SO different now and I think you will like what you see.

I’ve been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber for the last 9 months and all I can say is WOW!  Just look at this month’s kit – 13 photopolymer stamps and everything to create 9 projects.  Skip to the fun!  Everything in the box is cut, scored, and ready to create!  It’s your 30-minute monthly escape!
Paper Pumpkin March kit - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - created by Connie Stewart
As the saying goes… “WAIT!  THERE’S MORE!”
 

When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, I include 8 FREE tutorials showing you other ways to use the products in the kit.  See?  The fun never ends with Paper Pumpkin!  Here’s a little sneak peek of what I have for my current subscribers.
Sneak Peek Paper Pumpkin March kit - Get your FREE tutorials with your subscription at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - created by Connie Stewart
Still not convinced to join the fun?  How about a peek at one of my free tutorials?
FREE Tutorial for March Paper Pumpkin - by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com There are more projects waiting for you too not to mention an entire Pinterest board of Paper Pumpkin ideas.

Don’t you think it’s time to give Paper Pumpkin a try?  You can try it for 1-month, 3-months, 6-months, or a year!  Just click on the picture below, and let the fun begin!  April’s Kit is sure to be a WOW!
Paper Pumpkin  - Get your FREE tutorials with your subscription at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - created by Connie Stewart
Once you are a subscriber, you can order refill kits for your favorite Paper Pumpkins for only $7.95 (while supplies last).  Oh, and remember FREE SHIPPING right now but you have to be a subscriber to get them so join today!  Surprise!  When you join for a year, you’ll earn $30 Stampin’ Rewards too!  

Paper Pumpkin makes a great gift for your grandkids, your daughter who lives too far away, or how about this… send one to a friend and you two can get together once a month for a Paper Pumpkin Party!  

If you have more questions about Paper Pumpkin, just leave me a comment and I would be happy to answer them.  Guys, this is a WONDERFUL program and I hope that you’ll all give a 1-month subscription a try.  I think you’ll be hooked!



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2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video – Making Shiny Cardstock

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Happy Tuesday everyone!  I have a GREAT tip to share with you today.  My BFF Brenda P. shared a tip with me on creating your own shiny cardstock.  I LOVE shiny things and I LOVE shiny cardstock.  She said  I could share the tip with you so here we go…
Make Shiny Cardstock by Connie Stewart - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 7, 2015 postMake Shiny Cardstock by Connie Stewart - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 7, 2015 postMake Shiny Cardstock by Connie Stewart - video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 7, 2015 post
It’s so easy!  Let me show you how in 2-minutes…

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

Here’s a list of the products I used to make the cardstock.  It’s so simple but what a difference the brayer and glue stick make.  Fabulous!


Brayer
$12.50

Remember, FREE SHIPPING is happening right now!  Small orders, big orders, it doesn’t matter!  FREE is FREE!  Don’t forget to use this month’s HOSTESS CODE Z446RUPW to get the free video & tutorial!  It’s pretty amazing.

To create the card, here is what I used:


I hope that you will find a lot of uses for this fabulous shiny cardstock!  What a great way to add bling!  So, when your husband asks “Honey, where’s the foil?” you can answer, “My stamp room, of course.  Where else?”

Have a wonderful Tuesday my friends!  See ya back here tomorrow for What’s New Wednesday!


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Tea Trio Mini Box Set – Video Tutorial


April, 2015 You Can Create It International - USA - Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 1, 2015 blog postGood morning everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  We enjoyed a beautiful church service and fabulous dinner at our friends, the Riedls.  Cindy has really got the gift of hospitality and always takes the extra steps to make a dinner special.  Poor thing, she was fighting the same sinus crud I had last weekend and I knew just how she felt.  Well, I knew just the little gift to make to hopefully make her feel a little better.

I shared this project with you last week and wanted to do a video on how easy it was to make.  It’s a little trio of boxes, each filled with a tea bag.  Is there anything on earth that makes you feel better when you’re sick than a nice hot cup of tea?  I’m also including a thank you card and a box of Vick’s tissues (some of you may remember my quest to find Vicks tissues and I bought a case of them.  Thanks Amazon!)
April, 2015 You Can Create It International - USA - Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 1, 2015 blog post IMG_6345
Well, enough chatter, 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:
  • Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock – 4 ¼” x 5 ½” – cut all of these down to 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”
  • Window Sheet – 1 ¼” x 8 ½” – score at 1″, 3″, 5″, and 7″
Note:  If you have the Envelope Punch Board, you can create these boxes too.  Start with 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” cardstock and score at 1 ⅝” and 2 ½”.  Follow these lines and score and punch all the way around.

I also wanted to share the list of supplies I used.  Any stamp set will do and of course, any color combination will do.  I hope you already have most of these products but you know that you can just CLICK on any picture and order.  AND, Stampin’ Up is offering FREE SHIPPING through Friday, April 10th!!!  Yep, you heard me right!  Oh, and be sure to use the April Hostess Code Z446RUPW and I will email you the exclusive video & tutorial for this month!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  I will be back tomorrow with a 2-Minuute Tuesday Tip video!  Can’t wait to see you then!


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