2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Revive a dry Stampin’ Write Marker

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hey everyone!  I am so excited to be BACK sharing videos again!  I’ve had a couple of requests for a video on how to revive a dry Stampin’ Write Marker.  Yes, it does happen.  Our markers are GREAT but like any product, the more you use it, the more you use it up.

Before you watch the video, I do have the following disclaimers:
  • Stampin’ Up!©, nor I, can be held responsible for damage done to your Stampin’ Write marker using this technique.
  • This is not a Stampin’ Up!© approved technique.  Try at your own risk.  
  • If your marker is dry and can’t be used anyway, it’s worth a try but remember, it can damage your marker.  I would only try this if your marker is truly dried up.
  • This technique is NOT to be used on Blendabilities because the Blendies use a totally different kind of ink.


Okay, disclaimer is done.  Sorry, just had to get that out of the way.  Let’s go on with the video…

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

I hope that you find today’s video helpful but I don’t want you to think that our markers are crummy.  I have had my markers for YEARS and you guys know how much I use them.  I haven’t even had to use this tip very often but I want your markers to last and last and last.  If I can help you get more bang for your buck, well, you can be sure I will share it with you.

Don’t have the Stampin’ Write Markers?  You can get them in a few different ways.  If you buy the whole set (does not include In-colors) it comes in a super sturdy acrylic case.  There is space in the case to add the 10 In- Colors too.

If you would prefer to buy single color families, you can do that as well.  To order yours, click on the picture below to order online!


Thanks again for stopping by today!  But before you go, be sure to check out the latest WEEKLY DEALS!  I love sales and I know you do too!  When you order be sure to add Hostess Code PCWBEZ7S to your $20 or more order so you can get the September STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD private videos & tutorials!  They are a must have this month!  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET THEM!  If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code!  You can earn $25 Stampin’ Rewards (aka $25 FREE STUFF) and you’ll get the videos & tutorials as well!
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Monday Morning Gigglefest!

So, does anyone else have the new Taylor Swift song, “Shake It Off”  stuck in their head?  Our family is addicted to this song and the video is just too funny.  LOVE IT!  Well, a friend of mine shared this video parody of the song.  Oh my gosh you guys….this is written for me!

If you are addicted to Pinterest (like me), this is just going to make you laugh until tears run down your leg.  Take a few minutes to watch it and enjoy!  WARNING:  If you’re drinking coffee, make sure you swallow before viewing!  Please don’t ask me how I know.


Am I right?  It’s hilarious!  I thought it was a good way to start off a Monday.  :)

I’m excited to get back in my stamp room to create more videos for you now that all the Sudafed is out of my system and I am feeling like myself again.  Nothing like a head cold to make the fun come to a screeching halt but that is all over now.  Back to some FUN crating time!  I have missed sharing with you guys!

Come back tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!  See you then!



WEEKLY DEALS – Good through September 29, 2014

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Back among the living…..well, sort of.

Thank you all for your sweet get well wishes!  My readers are the BEST!!!!  I came home from my Stampin’ Up Founder’s Circle with a nasty head cold which quickly migrated south down into my chest.  No fun, that’s for sure.  I would much rather be filming great ideas for you guys BUT alas, it was not meant to be this week.  

Well, through my Sudafed foggy head, I managed to create a baby shower gift for a good friend of the family.  Her baby shower is tomorrow and I wanted to create something really special for her.  Luckily I had an IKEA 9″ x 9″ frame left over from the many trips to IKEA for the stamp room makeover.  Here’s what I came up with.  Pardon me as I beam with pride.  

Baby Name Frame by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com What do you think?  I love the Smoky Slate with the Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride.  I used A LOT of Stampin’ Up products on this project so I won’t even begin to make a supply list.  This was one of those “look around the room and use a little bit of everything” kind of projects.

Designer Paper, Glimmer Paper, Embossing Folders, Punches, Washi Tape, I used it all!

Here are some close-up’s….
Baby Name Frame by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Baby Name Frame by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Baby Name Frame by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Baby Name Frame by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com It sure was fun to do a little creating with nothing in particular in mind…. just paper crafting!  I hope Katie likes it and that it goes with Harper’s new nursery.

As for me, it’s back to the couch with some OJ and the remote (Lord help me, daytime television is just horrible).

I’m sure I will be totally over this come Monday so Simply Simple Stamping will be back to stamping then!  Have a great weekend my friends!


WEEKLY DEALS – Good through September 29, 2014

Don’t forget to use the Hostess Code – PCWBEZ7S

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Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die Item # 133724
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Gold Glitz Dazzling Details Item # 133755
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Party Pennants Bigz L Die Item # 133732
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Festive Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 127857
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Faces I Love Swatchbook Template – Digital Download Item # 134595
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Quick Masculine Sympathy Card

You know, sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make.  No, masculine sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make.  I just don’t know what to stamp when it comes to cards for the men and sympathy cards…. well, it’s just plain hard.

I needed a card for a friend who lost his grandmother and well, I’m embarrassed to say, I let time get away from me.  Please tell me I’m not alone on this one.  Someday I will learn to make up a stack of sympathy cards so that I can send it right away and not procrastinate.

Quick and Easy Masculine Sympathy Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I created this card very quickly and I used the Flash Card system (although I needed a little extra piece of Very Vanilla for the sentiment and on the inside).  One stamp set, Love & Sympathy, was a great stamp set for my card.  I know flowers aren’t very masculine but the darker colors seemed to work nicely so I went with it.

Quick and Easy Masculine Sympathy Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com A little sponging, a little punching, and of course some stamping on the inside of the card as well.
Quick and Easy Masculine Sympathy Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Here are my measurements:
  • Baked Brown Sugar – 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Flash Card)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 2 1/2″ (Flash Card)
  • Very Vanilla – scrap for sentiment
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside of card)

I thought I would share the supplies I used to create today’s Masculine Sympathy card.  If you would like to order any of the supplies I used, just click on the pictures below!  Be sure to add the SEPTEMBER HOSTESS CODE PCWBEZ7S to your order of $20 or more.  Why?  Because I have some VERY special videos to share with you as my way of saying thank you!  These videos aren’t available here on Simply Simple Stamping.  I like to save my favorites for you guys.

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday – Santa Curvy Keepsake Box

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Oh my gosh!  I am so excited about the project that Josee has for us today.  Check it out!

Hey Friends!  It’s me, Josee!  Guess what?! It’s 91 more days till Christmas!!! Crazy, eh?! 
  I’ve got the cutest little box to share today created with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit! :) 
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Freebie -  Check out the video on this Santa box.  So easy with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com This new thinlit is fun to play with and offers so many possibilities AND on top of that…quite easy to put together!  I love Santa Box…it’s so stinkin’ cute! I think the part I love the best is the cute sparkly belt!!!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Freebie -  Check out the video on this Santa box.  So easy with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I just have to show you the one my 7-year-old made…so not Christmas…but, adorable yet scary all in one!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Freebie -  Check out the video on these fun boxes.  So easy with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Let’s get going with the video….


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

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:
  • Basic Black cardstock – 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Real Red cardstock – 6″ x 8 1/2″
Here is a list of the supplies I used. Use what you have and ORDER what you need!  Just click on a pic!Stampin' Gals Gone Wild September Sneek Peak - Get your SIX exclusive videos FREE with any $20 or more order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comRemember, if you place an order of $20 or more and use the September Hostess Code you’ll receive the SIX Exclusive videos and tutorials that Josee and I have created for September.   They are OVER THE TOP fabulous projects so be sure to order and use that hostess code!

In CANADA? Order HERE from JOSEE and use the September Hostess Code: SP97KYQW (CAN)

In the USA? Order HERE from CONNIE and use the September Hostess Code PCWBEZ7S (USA)

How to use the hostess code:

a. Enter your items into cart
b. At Checkout – Look under “special offers” (bottom left)
c. Enter your HOSTESS CODE in box and hit apply

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

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

2- MINUTE TUESDAY TIP VIDEO – Lining up Detailed Framelits with Ease

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Ever struggled to get a stamped image to fit inside a detailed framelit? I can be frustrating sometimes to mess with a framelit, trying to line it up on a detailed image.

Check out today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  I’m going to show you how easy it is to mark your stamps and framelits so that your frustration will be no more.


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

It’s really that easy!  Now, go grab your Sharpies and make your frustrations disappear!

I am almost back among the living.  I still feel like someone stuff my head full of cotton.  You know that feeling, right?  THANK YOU to all of you who left such sweet comments and well wishes yesterday.  You guys are SO sweet!  I am going to take it easy again today so that I can get completely over this.  I tend to try to bypass the “rest” part of being sick and try to trudge through it but you know, I this head cold it pretty darn killer so I will take another day to rest if off.  I haven’t even moved my suitcase from the foyer when I walked in the door Sunday.  It can wait though, right?

Thank you so much to those of you who placed orders while I was away last week.  You guys ROCK!!!!  I am trying to get caught up on emails and I will forward your videos and tutorials to you in the next day or two.  You can get YOUR SIX Exclusive Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild videos and tutorials when you place an order of $20 or more and use the September Hostess Code PCWBEZ7S 
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild September Sneek Peak - Get your SIX exclusive videos FREE with any $20 or more order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comHope you all have a great Tuesday!  See ya back here tomorrow for Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday!


WEEKLY DEALS – SEPTEMBER 23-29, 2014

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Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die Item # 133724
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SALE PRICE: $32.21 





Gold Glitz Dazzling Details Item # 133755
Regular Price: $2.50 
SALE PRICE: $1.88





Party Pennants Bigz L Die Item # 133732
Regular Price: $32.95 
SALE PRICE: $24.71 





Festive Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 127857
Regular Price: $7.95 
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Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 129387
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Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 133778
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Faces I Love Swatchbook Template – Digital Download Item # 134595
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Home from beautiful St. George, Utah!

St .George, Utah
Hello everyone!  I am so happy to be home and back in my own bed with my own pillow!  I had a marvelous time in St. George, Utah surrounded by the most beautiful mountains I’ve ever seen (I live in Oklahoma and we don’t have mountains).  I will have lots of pictures to share but for now, I am spending some quality time in bed….with a horrible cold.  Yep, lucky me!  I brought home a special souvenir from St. George!  A stuffy head, stuffy ears, stuffy nose.  Boo.  I promise I will be back soon though.  Typically these things just last a few days so I will be back to stamping and sharing in no time.  Let me tell you, when you’re heavily medicated on cold medicine, it’s not safe to be around a heat tool, paper snips, or a paper cutter.  I think it’s best I take few days to rest and get over this.

I do have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip for tomorrow already planned so be sure to come back.  In the meantime, I’m going to sip on a lovely cup of tea and watch Law & Order SVU on Netflix while wrapped up in a blanket.  Trust me, stamping with you would be more fun but since my place will be the couch I might as well enjoy it.

Love to all of you and I will see you soon!

P.S.  I know many of your placed orders while I was gone.  I want to say THANK YOU so much!  If you used the Hostess Code will be following up with your Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild videos & tutorials in the next day or two.  My iPad wasn’t allowing me to send the file for some reason so I will have to do from my main computer.  I will send them soon though!  Thanks for your patience!

FLASH CARD 2.0 – Confetti Star Congrats Card – Video No. 59

FLASH CARD 2.0 - Confetti of Congratulations Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comCheck out this super fun confetti card! There is a little envelope inside the card filled with little star confetti so you can say CONGRATS in a really big and fun way.

Look at the fun confetti inside that sweet little baby envelope.  It’s just fabulous!
FLASH CARD 2.0 - Confetti of Congratulations Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com FLASH CARD 2.0 - Confetti of Congratulations Card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Let me share with you how easy this card is to create…

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

I hope that today’s card gives you some fun ideas on how to use the Confetti Stars punch.  It is SUCH a great punch with so many fun possibilities!

Here are some details about today’s card in case you missed them in the video:
  • Whisper White cardstock – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ (Flash Card 2.0)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, use the 1 1/8″ mark on the Envelope Punch Board
Want to create today’s confetti card?  Here are the things I used to make it.  Use what you, ORDER what you need.  Just click on the picture below!

Be sure to add the SEPTEMBER HOSTESS CODE PCWBEZ7S to your order of $20 or more!  I have SIX special videos that I share with those who use the hostess code.  You won’t find these here on the website so be sure to add that code!  Remember, I am still in St. George, Utah through the weekend and will be back on Monday.  If you place an order, I will email you the videos & tutorials when I return.

Here’s wishing you all a fabulous weekend!  Plan on getting some creative time for yourself this weekend.  You deserve it!  See you all back here on Monday!

FLASH CARD – Clean and Simple Hello Fall card

Clean and Simple Hello Fall card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hey friends!  Hope you’re having a great week so far!  As you know, I am in St. George, Utah for the Stampin’ Up Founder’s Circle retreat.  I promised that I would desert you while I was away and today I want to share with you a Clean and Simple card.  I love clean and simple.  Just a little stamping, some splashes of color, and boom, you’re done!
Clean and Simple Hello Fall card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com This card was so fast and easy.  Just my style!  I thought about a video but this one is almost TOO easy to make a video for so I am going to share pictures instead.

I used the new stamp set FOR ALL THINGS.  This set is SO pretty!  I love the soft watercolor look of the leaves.  I stamped them in Cajun Craze and Old Olive.  The smaller leaves were done in Crumb Cake.
Clean and Simple Hello Fall card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com The Blackberry Bliss circle is simply punched with the 2 1/2″ Circle punch (although the Circle Collections Framelits would work nicely too).  I ran the circle through the Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder to give it some added texture.  A few Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and scrap piece of Hello Honey Stitched ribbon make the focal point a WOW.

The sentiment is in Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss ink and I fussy-cut it out.  Guys, that’s all I did!  I made this card in a matter of minutes!  I hope you’ll give this one a try to just say Hello Fall to a friend.

Do you have the For All Things stamp set yet?  Just click on a picture below to order it and anything else you need to create the card today.

Remember, if you use the SEPTEMBER HOSTESS CODE PCWBEZ7S on your order of $20 or more, you’ll receive the Six Exclusive Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild videos & tutorials for this month.  I don’t want you to miss out on these because you won’t see them on my website but it’s available to those who use the Hostess Code.

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video – Hey There Buds Thank You Card

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hey everyone!  Wahoo!  I’m so glad it’s Wednesday!  I have had this card in my head for awhile and I am excited to share it with you.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday - Free Video - Hey There Buds 2 for 1 Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comToday is a TWO for ONE card.  When you make one card, you have a leftover piece so you might as well make a 2nd card.  Gotta love that!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday - Free Video - Hey There Buds 2 for 1 Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
It’s super easy and this layout can be used with so many different stamps!  Change the sentiment, change the main stamp, and the layout works great!

Let’s get going with today’s video…


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

Here are some measurements in case you missed them:
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock – 8 1/2” x 5 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4”
  • Strawberry Slush cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4” – mark at 1 3/4” on both sides
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3/4” x 3 1/4” (this could vary based on your sentiment)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4” x 5 1/4” (inside)

    Use what you have, ORDER what you need!  

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

In the USA? Order HERE from CONNIE and use the September Hostess Code PCWBEZ7S (USA)

In CANADA? Order HERE from JOSEE and use the September Hostess Code: SP97KYQW (CAN)

How to use the hostess code:

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

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

Hope you guys have a terrific Wednesday!  See ya right back here tomorrow!