Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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

Yay!  Friday!  My favorite day!  Is it yours too? Weekends are when a lot of get our stamping time in.  Why not tackle the weekend’s challenge then?  It just might be what you need to get your weekend going.

Some things to remember about the challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing –get creative!
  • The heart can be anything – a flower, a sentiment, a die cut, you name it!  
  • Those dotted background could be stamped images, Designer Series Paper, or an embossed image

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 3,800 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 a couple of cards with you using the sketch for this weekend….

This weekend, I am focusing on the Layering Circle Framelits and the Delicate Lace Doilies.  They worked so well for this weekend’s challenge.

Pool Party and Basic Black seem to be a trend for me lately.  I don’t know what it is about this combination but I love it!  I pulled out a stamp set that hadn’t seen ink yet, Timeless Love, and create this quick card.

Delicate Lace Doilies were perfect for this card.  They are very inexpensive (24 for $3 USA) and when you use only half of one, you save even more.

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Want to create this YOU MAKE ME SMILE card?  Just Click a Pic!

*Also available in Wood Mount
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Valentine’s Day is getting closer and I know a lot of you have ordered the Sealed with Love bundle.  It’s fantastic!

This card makes me happy.  It’s bright, it’s filled with love, and how could anyone not be happy when they receive it?

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Want to create this HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY card?  Just click a pic to order!


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They are calling for temperatures in the 60’s this weekend so Mr. Awesome and I are going to take a Saturday day trip.  Not sure where but we made a resolution to explore our state of Oklahoma this year.  There are some great wineries and those hole in the wall restaurants that everyone talks about.  We want to see them!  So, my goal today is to find a location, pull it up on the map app, and see where the road takes us.  Route 66 runs right through here and I know we are sure to find something fun.

Hope your weekend is wonderful and full of fun as well!!!  See you all on Monday for a Monday Make It project!

 

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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FLASH CARD – Delicate Details Celebrate You card – Video No. 89

Tuesday I shared a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip on bending your photopolymer border stamps to create a fun new image.  Today I want to share a FLASH CARD video using the Delicate Details Sale-a-Bration stamp set.

This card was really fast to make.  If you’ve ever need a card in a hurry, keep this one in mind.

If your ends don’t meet up exactly where you want them, a couple Metallic Enamel Shapes will cover it up nicely!

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

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Flirty Flamingo Card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”,  score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black Flash Card – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾” 
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½”
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon – 6″ plus a ribbon knot

Want to create the DELICATE DETAILS CELEBRATE YOU card?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic! 

*Also available in Wood mount

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I hope that you enjoyed today’s Flash Card video!  I always enjoy coming up with fun ways to use those 2 pieces of cardstock.  🙂

Be sure to drop by tomorrow for a new Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge.  I have a couple of great cards waiting for you!  See ya then!

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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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 Flash 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, Sale-a-Bration, or Host Code promotions)

Now or Wow Flash Card – Sending Thoughts – Video No. 88


Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I am really excited to share a brand new Now or Wow video with you and bonus, it’s a Flash Card too!  I absolutely LOVE how today’s NOW or WOW Flash Card turned out.  Whether you create the Now or the Wow, you are going to brighten someone’s day – guaranteed!

The NOW version was super-duper quick to make.  Just a few ink pads and a quick cut of the Flash Card and it was ready to go.

Ooh, but look at all the texture and dimension on the WOW card!  

The Stitched Framelits and Layering Oval Framelits give the card a soft touch.  Adding the Petal Burst Embossing Folder really makes this card a wow!

YAY!!!!!!!  Stitched Framelits are BACK IN STOCK!!!!  Thank you for your patience!!!!

Let me share today’s NOW or WOW video with you….

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Pool Party Card base – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½” 
  • Flirty Flamingo Flash Card – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾” (Now card – cut to 3″ x 2 ¾”)
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½” (Now card – cut off ¼”, cut off 1″, leaving 2 ½” x 2 ¾”)

Want to create the NOW Sending Thoughts Flash Card?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic! 

*Also available in Wood mount

Want to create the WOW Sending Thoughts Flash Card?  Here are the additional supplies I used.

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I had so much fun creating this card.  I hope you will try this one out.  

Many of you have emailed me and asked when I was going to do another Now or Wow video.  I don’t always set out to create a Now or Wow but many times I make a card that is very simple and I decide to step it up.  Those are the ones that become Now or Wow ideas.  I will try to add more of them this year.  They seem to be a favorite of yours.  This makes my heart happy.

So, with that, I will wrap up another stamping day at Simply Simple Stamping.  I will have more stamping fun tomorrow, promise. Join me then!

 

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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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 Flash 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, Sale-a-Bration, or Host Code promotions)

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Create a Unique Design with Border Stamps

I am a HUGE fan of photopolymer stamps.  I love how I can see through them when I stamp and I LOVE how flexible they are to work with.  Today I want to share with you a fun tip on using your photopolymer border stamps in a whole new (and gorgeous) way!

My card today was created with the Vertical Garden stamp set from the new Occasions catalog.  I am CRAZY about this stamp set!  The shadow effect you get from the words is SO cool.  I’ll be sharing a card using the Hello later on but on with my tip….

Do you see that fabulous swirl stamp in this stamp set?  Today I am going to share with you how to make a totally different shape with it.

Let me share today’s video…

 

The measurements for my card are simple:

  • Elegant Eggplant – 4″ x 2″
  • Whisper White – 3 ⅞” x 1 ⅞”
  • Blushing Bride Ribbon – 14″

Want to recreate this THANK YOU Card?  Here are the supplies I used.  Just click a pic!

Pretty nifty tip, right?  Who knew you could create a totally different stamp from one border stamp!  I love it!  I hope you do too and that you will take a look at some of your border stamps and play around.  Remember, this only works with Photopolymer stamps though.  

Well my friends, that will wrap it up for me today!  I hope that your Tuesday is fabulous!  Make it a great day and I will see you all tomorrow for some new ideas using stamps from the Occasions catalog!!!!

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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Make It Monday – Balloon Adventure Birthday

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

Hello my sweet stampin’ friends!  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  I’ll have to share about my weekend.  It did not go as planned…. but in a good way.  Before I do, I want to show you today’s Make It Monday project.

I am just CRAZY over this card.  The new Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack is going to be a new favorite of mine.  The colors and patterns are just amazing! 

Just a touch of vintage but at the same time, it has such a modern flair!  How does Stampin’ Up do it?  Who cares?  I LOVE it!

This card is perfect for EVERYONE – the adults, the guys, the kids!  This paper stack is going to be great for creating cards to fit everyone.

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

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Download the free BALLOON ADVENTURE BIRTHDAY CARD tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  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 what you’ll need to create the BALLOON ADVENTURE BIRTHDAY CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  


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So, you may recall that here in Oklahoma we were preparing for, what the meteorologists called an “Epic Ice Storm”.  We were expecting up to 1-inch of ice, which was sure to cause major damage to power lines and trees.  We stocked the house with food and charged all the batteries and electronic devices.  Christina came home from college so if her dorm lost power at least she would have the fireplace to keep warm here.  The city shut down on Friday because by Friday afternoon it was sure to be a big mess. They brought in 1,100 power line workers to help with the anticipated power outages. Every school closed in anticipation of this epic storm.  

Are you dying to know what happened?  NOTHING.  Not a darn thing!  Not a drop of rain on Friday or Saturday.  I even went for a walk on Saturday morning (no rain but OH was it cold).  

It did finally rain on Sunday but the temperatures were in the mid 30’s-40’s so no freezing rain, no ice.  So our epic ice storm turned into an epic fail.  Our poor meteorologists are getting such flack for it too.  Me?  I’m THRILLED!  I didn’t want an ice storm for heaven sake!  I don’t know why people get so upset when the meteorologists get it wrong.  All the radars showed what was coming but you can’t always predict what Mother Nature will do.

We hadn’t planned on going anywhere so we just stayed in, watched movies, and the girls made cookies (you know those powdered sugar wedding cookies?  YUM!)  It wasn’t an epic fail in my house!  It was FUN!

I did get some stamping done over the weekend.  I’m preparing some awesome stuff for the Spoiled Stamper Support Group (see details below).  I can’t wait for February 1st to get here!

Have a fabulous Monday everyone!  See you tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video. 

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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Are you ready for something FUN and EXCITING?  I’ve got something NEW for 2017!!!  The Spoiled Stampers Support Group!  

When you place a $50 or more order in my Online Store, you earn a coveted spot in this exclusive Facebook group.  You will enjoy special perks available only to my Spoiled Stampers.

  • 1-month pass* to the Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • A hand-stamped thank you card with your invitation inside
  • Guaranteed to receive the most current Stampin’ Up catalogs
  • Prizes, prizes, and more prizes
  • Exclusive project and tutorials not available anywhere else
  • Sneak peeks of new products
  • A fun place to share what you love – stamping and paper crafting!
* Place a $50 or more order in January and your 1-month pass begins in February

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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

Happy Friday to all of you!  Are you excited for the weekend?  Perhaps you live in the area where the ice storm is forging through?  That’s what I am dealing with in Oklahoma but I know it’s affecting a lot of surrounding states.  Well, if you’re stuck inside this weekend, why not take advantage of the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  That’s what I’m doing.

Some things to remember about the challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing –get creative!
  • The circle can be anything – a flower, a sentiment, a die cut anything!  
  • Those dots could be anything – rhinestones, flowers, stamped images…

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 3,800 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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How many of you are in LOVE with the Lift Me Up Bundle?  I love hot air balloons and the matching thinlits for this stamp set are SO cool!

Let me share a couple of cards with you using the sketch for this weekend and the Lift Me Up bundle….

Thank you cards…..we always need them.  The Designer Paper does most of the work on this card.  Super quick and easy!  The Carried Away Designer Series Paper is one of the items you can choose for FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Be sure to check it out!

 

Adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the balloon really gives great dimension to the card and a simple little Mint Macaron bow gives it that finishing touch.

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Want to create this THANKS FOR LIFTING ME UP card?  Just Click a Pic!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount
** FREE with a $50 or more order
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How about another Lift Me Up Bundle inspiration card!  I love working with a few of my demonstrator friends to create cards for the Weekend Challenge.  They inspire me!  My dear friend, Sharon, created this sweet card for me to share with you.

I love the bright colors on this card!  And that stamped balloon has such a vintage feel to it.

And like the previous card, adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the balloon make it pop!

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Want to create this CLOUD 9 BIRTHDAY card?  Just click a pic to order!


*Also available in Wood Mount
** FREE with a $50 or more order

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Both Christina and Ginny’s schools announced yesterday that schools were closed today.  Christina thought it might be best if she came home in case she lost power in her dorm.  At least we have a fireplace so we will have some heat if we lost power at some point.  I will say, it was nice to sleep in this morning!

This ice storm means I am going to stay inside all weekend…. and that means stamp time for Connie!  Yay!

Hope your weekend is wonderful and ice-free!!!  See you all on Monday for a Monday Make It project!

 

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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Flash Card 2.0 – Popping Hearts Valentine Card – Video No. 77


Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Ever made one of those cards that you beam over?  That’s how I felt after I created today’s card.  The popping hearts on this card are beautiful on the outside of the card and the inside as well.

The Sealed with Love bundle has a thousand different ways it can be used!  Okay, maybe not a thousand but it’s close!

Let me share today’s FLASH CARD 2.0 video with you.  It’s a beautiful card!

 

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Here are the measurements for my card today:

  • Whisper White card base – 4 ¼” x 11″, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Real Red Flash Card 2.0 – 2 ⅛” x 5 ½”, cut down to 1″ x 5 ½”

Want to order any of the supplies I used to create today’s POPPING HEARTS VALENTINE Card?  Just click a pic! 

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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 or Sale-a-Bration.)

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I hope that you enjoyed the card today.  You could always take it up a notch by making the sentiment a separate layer but I wanted to keep it true to the Flash Card method.  It’s what I do.  😉

THE ICE STORM COMETH!  Yuck!  I am not a fan of freezing rain but it’s coming whether I like it or not.  Can you believe that yesterday it was 79° and tonight my state will look like this?

I have to prepare things around here as we await the deep freeze.  They are saying that power outages are a big concern and to be prepared.  Tonight we will bring some firewood into the garage so that we’re ready.  On the positive side, Christina is coming home from college (in case she lost power on campus) and we will be together as a family.  I think it will be a fun weekend of board games and Netflix binging.  Yay!

Thanks for joining me today!  Make it a fabulous day and I will see you tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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WHAT’S NEW WEDNESDAY – Sale-a-Bration Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

Have you seen the new Sale-a-Bration catalog?  It’s absolutely AMAZING!  I love getting free stamps and accessories this time of year.

Are you new to Sale-a-Bration?  You have no idea what I’m talking about?  Well, how about a video explaining how it works.

 

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Well, now that you know how Sale-a-Bration works, let me share one of the awesome products that you can choose for your free item.  It’s called Inside the Lines Designer Series paper.

Do you love to color?  Adult coloring books are all the rage right now but why not take that art that you create and take from that coloring book and move it onto your cards!  Check this out!


It’s such a pretty paper and it even matches the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and thinlits!  We love to coordinate, don’t we?  Yeah, Stampin’ Up knows that and they designed this paper to go perfectly with the stamp set and thinlits.

How about another video?  I thought I would share with you a video that Stampin’ Up did showing all the different ways you can use this gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

 

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Isn’t it fabulous?  Now you are ready to place your order to get that paper for free!  CLICK HERE to head over to my Online Store and shop to your heart’s content!

Click the Catalog to Download

During Sale-a-Bration (SAB), you can earn a free SAB item for every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping).  EVERYONE who gets a SAB item automatically earns a spot in my new Spoiled Stampers Support Group (see details below)

  • $50 = 1 Sale-a-Bration item
    • Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA and get the 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $100 = 2 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA and get the 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $150 = 3 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Stampin’ Rewards – 10% of your order (Rewards start at $15)
    • 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $250 = 5 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Stampin’ Rewards – 10% of your order (Rewards start at $15)
    • BONUS:  $25 more Stampin’ Rewards
    • 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group

Did you see that bonus $25 Stampin’ Rewards when your order is $250 or more?  Why not ask a few friends if they would like to order anything so you can bump up your order to $250 so you can earn the extra $25?  OR, snuggle up to your honey and whisper sweet nothings in his ear…then tell him that you want Stampin’ Up stuff.  Hey, it works….sometimes….not always…..but it’s worth a shot.

The cool part is there is NO LIMIT to the number of Sale-a-Bration items you can earn.  Sale-a-Bration runs through March 31st so you have a lot of time to take advantage and you can do that as many times as you want.  Order a little bit each month if you want or place that dream order and earn those Stampin’ Rewards too.

 
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Good news and Bad news.  The GOOD NEWS first.  There are still good and decent people in the world! Isn’t that nice to hear?

Last night at the Choir Booster meeting, someone clipped Mr. Awesome’s brand new truck in the parking lot (my retro picture exaggerates…. a lot).

The guy could have EASILY took off and no one would have seen him. Rich wouldn’t even see the damage until daylight. But this guy stuck around, waiting for us to come out of the meeting so he could give us his insurance info and exchange phone numbers. 

Having your new truck hit isn’t something you want to happen but when it does and the person sticks around to let you know, makes a huge difference in how you react to it. It’s nice to know that some people do the right thing, isn’t it?

I just wanted to share that with you.  It really made my day that this man (in front of his high school aged daughter) took responsibility.  Integrity isn’t lost!

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I hope that everyone has a great Wednesday!  I’m in my exercise clothes so I can take a walk later today.  We are supposed to hit 77° today!!  Thought I would take a walk and get my Vitamin D.  Hope you are enjoying some sunshine too.

Love you guys!  See ya tomorrow!!!

 

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Quick & Easy 2-Step Stamping (Flash Card)

I remember when I first saw 2-Step stamping.  It was on a tulip stamp set and I fell in love with it.  2-step stamping is still my favorite stamping technique because it’s SO easy and adds so much to a plain stamped image.

Today I want to share with you a tip that will help you do 2-step stamping quick & easy…. every time!

In the video, I will be creating this Flash Card for you.  It was super fast and easy to create!

Well, enough jibber-jabber… let me share today’s video…

 

The measurements for my card are simple:

  • Crumb Cake – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Soft Suede – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – 2 ½” x 4″

Want to recreate this Flash Card?  Here are the supplies I used.  Just click a pic!

I just love how easy 2-step stamping can be!  I hope you found today’s tip helpful and that you will take a look at your 2-step stamp sets differently.

I haven’t updated you in a LONG time about my weight loss journey.  You probably know why.  Between the show rehearsals and the holidays, I totally fell off the wagon.  Well, I am happy to say I am BACK to work and focusing on my health.  The bikes have been moved indoors and are up on racks so that I can pedal indoors now.  It’s not NEARLY as fun as being outside but until Spring, that’s just what I will have to do.  I am excited to say that I am already down 6 lbs. and I hope to lose about 20 more before the Stampin’ Up trip to Thailand.  I am focused and I know I can do this.  I’ll keep you posted.

Well my friends, that will wrap it up for me today!  I hope that your Tuesday has been amazing so far!  make it a great week and find some stamping time this week!  You’ll be glad you did!

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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Make It Monday – Thank You Note Card & Envelope

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

Make It Mondays are my favorite day.  I just love being able to share complete tutorials with you.  No guessing, no wondering, “How did she make that?”  Plus, you can download the tutorials and come back to them later.  Let’s face it, we all don’t have time to “make it on Monday”.  I love to scroll through the tutorials for inspiration when I hit the Creative Brick Wall (yep, we’ve all hit that one before).

Today’s card I created on a whim but WOW did it turn out beautiful!

The big THANK YOU stamp is one of the stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration catalog, So Very Much.  Isn’t it a gorgeous stamp?  You can get this stamp set (it has 5 stamps in it) for FREE when you place a $50 or more order. (CLICK HERE to order)  

You might think that those dots would take me forever to stamp but nope, it’s just ONE stamp.  Do you recognize it?

It’s the tree stamp from the Sheltering Tree stamp set!  Who knew it would make such a beautiful background?

To make it really pop, I added a Bitty Butterfly punched from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  A little bakers twine and now that butterfly has some great personality.

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free THANK YOU NOTE CARD & ENVELOPE tutorial HERE

Can I make a recommendation?  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 what you’ll need to create the THANK YOU CARD & ENVELOPE Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

*Also available in Wood Mount
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Click the Catalog to Download

During Sale-a-Bration (SAB), you can earn a free SAB item for every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping).  EVERYONE who gets a SAB item automatically earns a spot in my new Spoiled Stampers Support Group (see details below)

  • $50 = 1 Sale-a-Bration item
    • Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA and get the 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $100 = 2 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA and get the 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $150 = 3 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Stampin’ Rewards – 10% of your order (Rewards start at $15)
    • 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $250 = 5 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Stampin’ Rewards – 10% of your order (Rewards start at $15)
    • BONUS:  $25 more Stampin’ Rewards
    • 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group

Did you see that bonus $25 Stampin’ Rewards when your order is $250 or more?  Why not ask a few friends if they would like to order anything so you can bump up your order to $250 so you can earn the extra $25?  OR, snuggle up to your honey and whisper sweet nothings in his ear…then tell him that you want Stampin’ Up stuff.  Hey, it works….sometimes….not always…..but it’s worth a shot.

The cool part is there is NO LIMIT to the number of Sale-a-Bration items you can earn.  Sale-a-Bration runs through March 31st so you have a lot of time to take advantage and you can do that as many times as you want.  Order a little bit each month if you want or place that dream order and earn those Stampin’ Rewards too.

 
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Well, good news.  I survived Snow-mageddon.  We got a few inches of snow but most of it has melted and get this…. Tuesday and Wednesday they are calling for temperatures around 70!  I will say, that is what  I love about Oklahoma.  The weather is always changing so if you don’t like the cold, just wait a few days!  The bad news…. they are calling for an “epic ice storm” for the weekend.  <sigh>  I had better enjoy my 2 days of spring-like weather.

Have a fabulous Monday everyone!  See you tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video. I have a tip on 2-Step stamping that is a little different from what you’re used to!  Be sure to stop by!

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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Are you ready for something FUN and EXCITING?  I’ve got something NEW for 2017!!!  The Spoiled Stampers Support Group!  

When you place a $50 or more order in my Online Store, you earn a coveted spot in this exclusive Facebook group.  You will enjoy special perks available only to my Spoiled Stampers.

  • 1-month pass* to the Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • A hand-stamped thank you card with your invitation inside
  • Guaranteed to receive the most current Stampin’ Up catalogs
  • Prizes, prizes, and more prizes
  • Exclusive project and tutorials not available anywhere else
  • Sneak peeks of new products
  • A fun place to share what you love – stamping and paper crafting!
* Place a $50 or more order in January and your 1-month pass begins in February