FLASH CARD – Just a Note Label Card – Video No. 95

FLASH CARD VIDEO - Just a Note created with Lots of Labels Framelits - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 26, 2017 blog post

I was playing around with the Lots of Labels framelits the other day and before I knew it, I came up with this fun Flash Card.  It was a fairly quick card too.

FLASH CARD VIDEO - Just a Note created with Lots of Labels Framelits - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 26, 2017 blog post

As I was creating it, I was so tickled at how I could use every little bit of cardstock.  I love how to extra frame adds just a little bit of extra to the card.

FLASH CARD VIDEO - Just a Note created with Lots of Labels Framelits - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 26, 2017 blog post
Let’s get doing with today’s FLASH CARD video….

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them.

  • Daffodil Delight – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored and folded at 5 ½” 
  • Basic Black Flash Card – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 2 ½” x 4″

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*Also Available in Wood Mount

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 Here in the USA, this is a long weekend — Memorial Day weekend!  Do you have big plans?  You would think we would be camping but we have LOTS going on this weekend so it didn’t work out.  Ginny will be singing at the high school graduation on Saturday and then on Sunday, we are heading back to Tulsa to see a musical I have wanted to see since I saw it on the Tony Awards — “Something Rotten“.  A comedy set in the 1590’s, “Something Rotten” is the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brother who are desperately trying to write a hit play.  Their arch nemesis, Will Shakespeare, seems to get all the lime light but with the help of a fortune teller, they write the world’s first musical, “Omelet“.

I am really looking forward to this show but you guys know how much I LOVE musicals.  I know this will be a favorite of mine.  The music is on my phone and it’s my go-to music when I go on walks.

I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend!  I am looking forward to stamping with you on Monday!

 

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TEACH ME THAT – 2-Step Stamping

2-STEP STAMPING

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

When I first started stamping with Stampin’ Up back in 2002, there was one stamp set in particular that made me fall in love with stamping.  It was called “Terrific Tulips” and it was the first 2-Step stamp I had ever seen and it was that set that had me hooked on stamping.

I love that 2-Step stamping is still a “thing” and it still wows me every time I create with these amazing stamps.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

See how you can create dimension and texture with just ink and stamps?  

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you step-by-step how to do the 2-Step.

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

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2-STEP STAMPING

All of Stampin’ Up’s 2-Step stamp sets are in photopolymer because being able to see where you are stamping is crucial for 2-Step stamping.  If you have any of our older 2-Step stamp sets, they may be red rubber (clear or wood mount) and for those, I would recommend a Stamp-a-ma-jig for better placement. (CLICK HERE FOR A TEACH ME THAT using a Stamp-a-ma-jig)

I’m going to be using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.  This set has a twist — it’s actually a 3-Step although you can create great projects with 1, 2, or all 3 layering stamps.

  • The first thing I want you to notice about this set are those little numbers by the cupcake.  See the 1-2-3?  They are there to help you know the order of the stamps.  Nice addition, huh?

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • So, I am going to begin with Stamp #1.  Stamp #1 will be your darkest or deepest color.  I am stamping in Flirty Flamingo using Stamp #1.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Not very impressive right now, but just wait.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • I am now ready to stamp with Stamp #2.  I chose Blushing Bride but it was just a little too dark so I chose to stamp off on scrap paper first.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Most of the 2-Step stamp sets are designed to just lay right on top of the other.  The great thing about photopolymer stamps are that they clear so you can see right where to stamp.  

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  • The other great thing about 2-Step stamping is that being 100% accurate on placement isn’t crucial.  You want to be close but if you’re off a little to the right or left, your images will still be beautiful.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Last stamp – Stamp #3.  Pink Pirouette is the perfect color to fill in my white space.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Delish!!!  I love how it turned out!

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Here are a few other ideas using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and the 2-Step stamping technique. 

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The Sweet Cupcake stamp set also has a set of matching framelits, Cupcake Cutouts.  With some Stampin’ Dimensionals, your cupcakes can have lots of great dimension.

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A shout-out to my Stampin’ Up demonstrator friend, Lee, who shared these cards with me.  Thanks Lee!

If you love the look of these cupcakes as much as I do, click a pic to order!

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Okay, I want to take you back in time.  Think back to your early school days.  The mornings you didn’t want to get out of bed, that teacher who you were sure hated you, and the awful math homework.  Not your favorite school memories.  Now, I want you to think about the last day of school!  Ahh, what a wonderful day!  Signing yearbooks, saying good-bye to friends and you boarded the bus, and that teacher you didn’t like?  You probably didn’t even say a word as you left her classroom.  lol 

Well, today is the last day of school for Ginny.  Is she excited?  Well, DUH!  She is ready for summer vacation!!!

She wanted to take her first day of school photo and wear the same outfit on her last day of school.  She wanted to see how much she had changed.

First Day of School

Last Day of School

She has changed!!!  These are the photos that I know I will treasure.  

Thank you all SO MUCH for your kind words regarding my 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  Your “Atta Girl” comments totally trumped the “Negative Nellies” and I hope you know that I appreciated every single one of them. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

As I mentioned yesterday, rather than trying to re-film the Tuesday video, I am going to create a new Flash Card for you so please be sure to come back tomorrow for that.

Love to all of you!  Have an awesome day!  I know that I will….my heart is full today thanks to you!

 

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Saying Good-Bye to…..Flower Patch & Flower Fair Framelits


Oh, the sadness.  I have always loved the Flower Patch stamp set and matching Flower Fair framelits.  Don’t let this gorgeous set pass by before it’s gone forever!

I created this card back in 2014 and it has always been a favorite of mine.  It’s a simple card but it sure packed a lot of WOW, even the NOW version!

The WOW card has some extra awesomeness to it.  I love that gold sequin trim and a few extra layers!

This Now or WOW video was one of my more popular videos with over 32,000 views over the past 3 years so I wanted to share it again. 

 

A couple of the colors I used are no longer available but not to worry.  I have the alternative colors listed below.

To order any of the supplies you need, just click a pic!

 

Items in RED will retire on May 31, 2017

Don’t let the Flower Patch stamp set pass you by!  Here are a couple other projects I created with this set!

FLASH CARDS 2.0 - Overwhelming Awesomeness - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO ON THIS FLASH CARD 2.0


I had a restless night sleep last night.  Why?  Well, I received a lot of backlash on yesterday’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  Viewers commented that I was being deceptive because I didn’t show the actual “stamping” on the Stampin’ Up cardstock. One even accused me of stamping it twice to obtain that deep, rich image while others said the video was not credible.  I was crushed to say the least.

My wonderful stamping friends…. I hope you know I would never do something deceptive on my videos.  Creating a video with all the information in 2 minutes can be a challenge and I have to cut out the excess.  I did cut out the part where I stamped on the Stampin’ Up cardstock but you’ve seen me stamp a thousand times.  I had no idea it would upset people and cause them to think I was being deceptive.  I considered re-shooting the video, but if I do, that means one less video for the week.  Instead, I changed the video to “Unlisted” so that only my blog readers can view it.  Instead of re-shooting it, I have a Flash Card video for you on Friday.  I hope you don’t mind.  🙂

In closing, I want to apologize if anyone felt I was being sneaky, deceptive, or trying to pull one over on you.  I love you all too much to do that!  Thank you for letting me share my thoughts.

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – No More Botchy Stamped Images

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - No More Blotchy Stamped Images - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 23, 2017

There is one question I get asked more than any other…. “Why do my stamped images not look as nice as yours?”  Many times we are quick to blame the ink or the stamp but almost every time, the answer is the cardstock. Did you know that not all cardstock is created equal?

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - No More Blotchy Stamped Images - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 23, 2017

When a stamp is inked and stamped on regular cardstock it looks blotchy and the fibers from the cardstock don’t pick up all the ink, leaving you with a less than desirable image.  This cardstock is meant for computer printers, not stamped images.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - No More Blotchy Stamped Images - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 23, 2017

But look what happens when you stamp on cardstock that is designed for stamping!  Gorgeous images every time!  Just look at the deep, rich stamped image!

Today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video will show you the difference.

 

So, now you can see, the type of cardstock you use makes a world of difference.  Your stamped art is worth it!!!  Give Stampin’ Up’s Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock a try!

Be sure to add Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock to your next order!  Just click a pic to add them to your order!

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I have a moment to share with you.  Some of you are going to think, “What’s the big deal?” while others will say, “I totally get it and I am so excited for you!”

All my life I have never been able to buy pants off the rack without having to take them in to be tailored OR deal with the constant tugging at the waistband in the back.  The tailor gets really expensive after a while, not to mention having to wait a week to get them back.  
I desperately needed some capris for this summer and after endless shopping this weekend I came home with nothing.  On a whim I found some pants online at Macy’s (…thinking to myself, “Yeah right.  Like I can afford Macy’s!”).  These capris were actually reasonably priced ($25) but I honestly thought they wouldn’t fit anyway and I would be sending them back.  What did I have to lose?

UPS arrived and with a feeling of defeat I went into my bedroom to try them on.  What to my wondering eyes should appear but PANTS THAT FIT PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!  I couldn’t believe what I saw!  I cried.  I really did.  I was ecstatic that I could actually slip on a pair of pants and feel GOOD in them without paying a tailor $20 to take them in!  So, it is with a fond farewell I say good-bye to my tailor.  I won’t be needing your services any longer!

HAPPY DANCING in my new clothes!

Thanks so much for joining me for today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!  I hope that you learned something new.

I have a really great video for you tomorrow so please join me then!  Go show off your AWESOMENESS today!  Love ya!

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MAKE IT MONDAY – Eastern Palace Tutorial

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Monday everyone! I know that Mondays are hard. No one ever said, “Yay!  It’s Monday!” (unless you were starting your vacation or something).

I hope to start your week with a fun Make It Monday project.  I have been sharing some fabulous projects created with the Eastern Palace Bundle.  Stampin’ Up released this bundle a month early and SO many of you have fallen in love with it.  What’s not to love about it?  The framelits are incredible, the colors are brand new In Colors for this year, and stamps…. well, the possibilities of those stamps just goes on and on.

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!

I love the specialty gold paper that comes in the bundle.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!

The tassels add such a wonderful texture to the card as well.

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!

I used ONLY what came in the bundle on my card today so if you purchase the bundle (CLICK HERE TO ORDER) you are ready to create this card.

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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.  Click the picture to make it larger!

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free EASTERN PALACE SUITE CARD 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 EASTERN PALACE CARD card.  Just click a pic!  

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 Fun and busy weekend for the Stewarts.  Tinker Air Force Base is just a few miles from my house and they celebrated their 75th anniversary.  What better way to celebrate than with the Thunderbirds!  I have loved watching the Thunderbirds (or the Blue Angels) perform since I was a kid.  My Dad loved to go to the air show every year.  Since the Base is so close to the house and we didn’t want to deal with traffic, we rode our bikes to the bike trail that is parallel to the runway.  It was AWESOME!  They flew right over my head!  I tried to get pictures but what I got were pictures of sky.  lol

We did get a 12-mile bike ride in that day but that evening, Christina wanted to get some exercise so we all went for a 2-mile walk.  No big deal, right?  No, it wasn’t….but Sunday morning we decided to get a 10-mile bike ride in before church followed by moving some wood around to the front of the house.  I am in SO MUCH PAIN right now!  I pulled something in my leg and I am SO regretting over-doing it.  Lesson learned!  I need to take it a little slower.  I’m not in my 30’s anymore.  I can’t do stuff like that.  Ugh.  I am living on Vitamin I (aka Ibuprofen) today.  It’s a good thing it was my leg and not my stamping arm, that’s all I’ve got to say.

Sunday was my favorite day though.  Ginny had her vocal recital and she wowed me with “How Lovely to be a Woman” from “Bye-Bye Birdie” – one of my favorites!  Then I got a real surprise.  Christina joined her on stage and they sang a song for me.  “Some Things are Meant to Be” from the musical “Little Woman” – a beautiful song about sisterly love.  I bawled my eyes out.  Wouldn’t you?  It was so beautiful.  I am going to try to get the video and share it later this week.

If you love the look of today’s card, be sure to use the May Host Code QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace Bundle (choose the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle).  I have an incredible collection of tutorials for you showing you 24 different cards created with it.  You will absolutely LOVE this bundle!  Trust me!

That’s it for me today.  Now that the Vellum series is done, I am ready to share some new 2-Minute Tuesday Tip videos with you!  It’s off to my studio.  Have a wonderful Monday everyone!  See ya tomorrow!

 

Order the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle and receive 24 amazing tutorials showing you how to use it! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (offer available through May 31, 2017)

Use MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace bundle (Starter or Premier Bundle) and I have a the most fabulous gift for you!  24 tutorials using the products that come in the bundle.  WOWZA!  

If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!  If either of the Eastern Palace bundles are on your order, you will receive the tutorials as well!

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Pizza Style Cookie Box – Video Tutorial

Simply Simple Pizza Style Cookie Box - Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 19, 2017 blog post

Did you see this photo and immediately think, “I HAVE TO MAKE THAT!”?  Yeah, I thought the same thing.

Simply Simple Pizza Style Cookie Box - Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 19, 2017 blog post

I saw these cookies in the store yesterday and bought them, remembering this great box I created for them a long time ago.  I think it was before I even did videos!

Simply Simple Pizza Style Cookie Box - Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 19, 2017 blog post

I am so glad I bought them too because this box is 100% adorable!

Are you ready for the video tutorial?  Here you go!

 

Simply Simple Pizza Style Cookie Box - Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 19, 2017 blog post

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Pool Party – 4 ¾” x 8 ¾”
  • Flirty Flamingo – 3″ x 3″
  • Flirty Flamingo – (2) 3 ⅛” x 3 ⅛”
  • Whisper White – 1 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – ½” x 2 ¾”
  • Silver Glimmer Paper – ¾” x 3″
  • White Bakers Twine – 12″

Want to get your hands on any of the supplies I used to create my Pizza Style Cookie box?  Just click a pic to order!

Thank you all for your sweet support of me joining Weight Watchers!  I made it through Day 1!  Yay!  It really wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be and I am actually excited to really get going.

I spent this morning doing some research and I’m finding a lot of great websites and recipes.  New foods are always exciting!

 

I hope that you guys enjoyed the project today!  Normally I would have been devouring those extra cookies but I am trying to be good.  I put them in Ginny’s room.  Out of sight, out of mind.

Have a wonderful weekend my wonderful stamping friends!  Love you all!  See you back on Monday!

 

Order the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle and receive 24 amazing tutorials showing you how to use it! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (offer available through May 31, 2017)

Use MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace bundle (Starter or Premier Bundle) and I have a the most fabulous gift for you!  24 tutorials using the products that come in the bundle.  WOWZA!  

If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!  If either of the Eastern Palace bundles are on your order, you will receive the tutorials as well!

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TEACH ME THAT – Masking Technique

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog postTEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

I had a lot of fun creating this week’s TEACH ME THAT. Every Thursday I share a new technique to help take your stamping creativity to a whole new level.

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create a beautiful masked card.  It’s so easy to do and I will share with you step-by-step instructions to teach you how.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post
Are you ready to learn how to do it? Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

MASKING TECHNIQUE

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • You can’t see it well in the photo but I have little dots of SNAIL adhesive on copy paper.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • Rub the SNAIL on your pants or shirt to “de-stickify” the adhesive.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • Line up your cardstock on grid paper.  Use the lines on the grid paper to make a straight line with the copy paper.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • Repeat on the other side of the cardstock, leaving the amount of space you would like work with.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • With a sponge dauber, LIGHTLY add ink onto the bottom of the cardstock.  You can add more ink if you’d like but you can’t take it away so always start light.  (I used Chocolate Chip ink here)

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • With a different sponge dauber, LIGHTLY add your next color of ink. (I used Marina Mist)

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • GENTLY remove the copy paper and admire how awesome your image looks.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • Stamp as desired on the inked area.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • Add sentiment.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • Isn’t it gorgeous?

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • I simply added the stamped cardstock to a card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a clean and simple look.

The measurements for my card couldn’t be easier: 

  • Whisper White – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – 3 ½” x 5″

Want to create my I AM MORE WITH YOU card?  Just click a pic to order what you need or look through your stamp sets and see how you can create it with what you have already.

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

So, here’s the deal…. Mr. Awesome and I have been on a weight loss journey for a long time.  About 5 years ago we did Weight Watchers and lost a ton of weight. He lost 90 and I lost 45.  We really enjoyed the food we ate and felt amazing.  Well, over the next 4 years or so, it SLOWLY crept back on.  I put on about 25 and Mr. Awesome, well, he would rather me not say.  For the past year, we switched to the Atkins lifestyle and started out great but we just stalled out no matter how diligent we stuck with it. 

Last night we made the decision to get back on Weight Watchers.  The plan has changed and that makes me sad because I really wanted to go back on the “old” plan but we are going to give this a try and see how it goes.  I’m not as concerned about how I look at my current weight as much as I am frustrated at not being able to find clothes that fit.  I really need to make this happen.  So….stay tuned and I will keep you posted on the results.  🙂

The girls and I are off to the dentist so I had better close.  Have a fabulous day my stampin’ peeps!  Mwah!  See you guys tomorrow!

 

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Saying Good-Bye to…. Botanical Blooms & Suite Sayings

I still remember seeing Botanical Blooms in the new catalog last year.  I went NUTS for it!  WOW the fun things I was able to create with this stamp set and framelit set!

If you already own them, you know how amazing they are to play with.  If they were on your wish list, you might grab them up now.  These flowers just layer and layer and layer!

Today I wanted to share a Flash Card 2.0 video that I shared oh so long ago.  I love the card and the bright colors.

When I said this set layers and layers, can you see all the fun centers you can create.

 

Here are my 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 any of the items I used to make my card today?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic!


*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red retire on May 31st or while supplies last.

Here’s another great project that Stampin’ Up shared using the Botanical Builder Framelits.  Gorgeous, isn’t it?

Don't let this wonderful stamp set and matching framelits get away! It will be gone forever on May 31, 2017!

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I hope that your Wednesday is a fabulous one!  Show the world your awesome side today!!!  See you guys tomorrow!

 

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Use MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace bundle (Starter or Premier Bundle) and I have a the most fabulous gift for you!  24 tutorials using the products that come in the bundle.  WOWZA!  

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Vellum Tip #6 – Texture Embossing

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #6 - Texture Embossing Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 16, 2017

I hope you guys have enjoyed the 2-Minute Tuesday Tip vellum series.  Today is the final video in the series and I want to share with you how to texture emboss vellum. Embossed vellum is really amazing because when the vellum creases in the Embossing Folder, it creases ‘white’.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #6 - Texture Embossing Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 16, 2017

Isn’t it beautiful?  The vellum gives such a nice softness to the card and that embossed image is such a nice look.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Vellum Tip #6 - Texture Embossing Vellum - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 16, 2017

Let me share the video for Vellum Tip #6….

 

Here are the measurements for my card:

  • Pink Pirouette – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Vellum Cardstock – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 2″
  • Blushing Bride ribbon – 4 ¼” + bow

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Want to order any of the supplies you need to create the YOU ARE STRONGER CARD?  Just click a pic to add them to your order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red will retire May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

I had a blast sharing all the different ways you can use Vellum cardstock.  I hope you enjoyed them all.  If you missed any of the tips, you can find the complete series by searching the Categories for 2-Minute Tuesday Tips.  They will be the first videos posted.

Have a wonderful Tuesday my friends!  Can’t wait to share more stamping with you tomorrow.  See ya then!

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MAKE IT MONDAY – Swirly Celebration Tutorial

Make It Monday - SWIRLY CELEBRATION CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 15, 2017 blog post!MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Monday my sweet stampin’ peeps!  Are you ready to start the week with some stamping?  Today I have a simple card that is ready to create and the measurements are so easy.  

Make It Monday - SWIRLY CELEBRATION CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 15, 2017 blog post!

My demonstrator friend, Judy, created this card and I absolutely love it!  She said I could share it with you.  Swirly Bird has always been a favorite of mine.

Make It Monday - SWIRLY CELEBRATION CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 15, 2017 blog post!

Look at the sweet swirls on this card!  Too cute!

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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.  Click the picture to make it larger!

Make It Monday - SWIRLY CELEBRATION CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 15, 2017 blog post!

 

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free SWIRLY CELEBRATION 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 SWIRLY CELEBRATION card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

*Also available in Wood Mount

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and a happy Mother’s Day!  We headed out for a great camping weekend.  It was the first camping trip of the season so we had a few little repairs to do and restocking things.  I never created a good list last year and I realized how much I forgot to pack when I got there but luckily the girls had to come back into town for a Choir banquet so they were able to pick up those little things from the house.

Gotta brag on Ginny.  At the Choir Banquet she was voted “Most Likely to Be on Broadway”, “Best Debut in Show Choir” and “Best Actress in a Musical”.  Wahoo!  She was so excited and I am super proud of her.

I hope you can join me tomorrow for the final video on vellum in the Vellum Series.  I have heard from so many of you that you really enjoyed learning all the fun ways to use vellum.  Be sure to join me tomorrow!  See you guys then!

 

Order the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle and receive 24 amazing tutorials showing you how to use it! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com (offer available through May 31, 2017)

Use MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace bundle (Starter or Premier Bundle) and I have a the most fabulous gift for you!  24 tutorials using the products that come in the bundle.  WOWZA!  

If your order is over $150, DON’T use the code.  Why?  Because I don’t want you to miss out on the Stampin’ Rewards that await you!  Rewards start at $15 in FREE product!  If either of the Eastern Palace bundles are on your order, you will receive the tutorials as well!

Get the Eastern Palace Bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 1- 31, 2017 - Use Host Code and receive 25 tutorials using the bundle as my gift to you!