Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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

I couldn’t be happier that it’s Friday.  What a crazy week its been!  Mr. Awesome’s birthday, the final week of “9 to 5: The Musical”, staring rehearsals for the next show.  Yep, crazy week but I had a good stamping week so that makes it all okay.  I was ready for this weekend’s Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 23, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Let me share this weekend’s challenge sketch with you…

  • The colors mean nothing – get creative!
  • The splatter can be anything – a stamp, a speckle, an splotch, anything!
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

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

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now at 3,500 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

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

Let me share a couple of fun ideas with you using the sketch for this weekend….

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 23, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Who’s ready for some Christmas cards?  ME ME ME!!!  I thought it would be fu to branch out on the traditional Christmas colors and go with some vibrant and bright colors…. they draw my eye every time!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 23, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

A few dimensionals on the back of the sentiment give the card a little more pop!  And I just love the Pop of Pink Designer Paper on this card!

Want to create the Be Jolly By Golly Card?  Just click a pic to order!

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Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 23, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Encouragement cards are important cards we all should send.  This sweet little fox and the sentiment make a great pick-me-up for someone who is struggling.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 23, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

The matching A Little Foxy Designer Paper made this card extra sweet and it just couldn’t get any easier to make and mail an encouragement card.

Want to create the Hang in There Card?  Just click a pic to order!

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Sketches provide a jump start to creativity!  The cool thing?  The different interpretations!  That’s why I have joined forces with 3 other demonstrator friends!  What better way to show you the magical possibilities of sketches than to provide you with different styles of interpretations?!?

And now it’s YOUR turn!  What will you create with this weekend’s sketch?  Give it a try and then head over to our Facebook page and share!  Can’t wait to see what you create!

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So, Mr. Awesome isn’t so awesome today.  He’s got the “crud” that’s going around.  Boo.  Not sure if we will make it camping this weekend or not.  He’s going to play it by ear and see how he feels and we’ll decide what to do.  As I said, I still have a weekend full of performances but the benefit of camping is that the campground is right by the theater.  It’s nice to be so close all weekend long.

Hope you all have a lovely fall weekend!  I will see you on Monday for a Monday Make-It project!

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NOW or WOW Flash Cards – Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle – Video No. 86

Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Yesterday I shared a really fun NOW or WOW Flash Card video with you to create these fun Halloween cards.

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post! Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

Today I want to share some Christmas versions of the same card using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle!

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Christmas Cards - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 22, 2016 blog post!

You can’t see it in the photo but that bakers twine is metallic red!  It’s awesome stuff!

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Christmas Cards - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 22, 2016 blog post!Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Christmas Cards - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 22, 2016 blog post!

I think the Gingerbread couple is my favorite out of these.  I decide to heat emboss them with clear embossing powder to make them shine!

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Christmas Cards - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 22, 2016 blog post!

The Enamel Shapes as gumdrops were just perfect!

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Christmas Cards - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 22, 2016 blog post!

Rudolph and Chloe are the perfect couple, aren’t they?

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Christmas Cards - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 22, 2016 blog post!

The red glimmer paper really made this card sparkle and I like changing the direction of the ribbon too.

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In yesterday’s email the video may not have come through.  It didn’t for me.  Not sure what happened there but here is the video in case you missed it.

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

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Card base – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Flash Card – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White or Very Vanilla Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½”

Want any of the fun toys I used to make my Cookie Cutter Flash Cards?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic!


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I am so in love with this bundle and all the cute things you can make with it.  I didn’t even get a chance to use the Eskimo or the teddy bear yet!  Hmm, I’m thinking a baby card with that teddy bear would be so sweet.  As you can see, this bundle isn’t just for Christmas.

That wraps it up for me today!  It’s been such a great week of fun stamping but tomorrow is the latest Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  I hope you’ll join me for that!!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

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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 or Host Code promotions)

Now or WOW Flash Card – Cookie Cutter Halloween Card – Video No. 86

Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Have you missed the Now or WOW series?  I didn’t mean to abandon it but I basically make Now or Wow’s as the ideas come to me.  Today’s cards turned out SO cute and I quickly learned after I made the first card that I could step it up into a WOW card.  I love that with just a few extra steps I can make a card a WOW.

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post! Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

You can make this card really fast so it’s a perfect NOW card.

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

Or, if you have a few extra minutes, you can make it a WOW card with some extra details like a window, a couple googlie eyes, and some shimmer!

Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post! Now or WOW FLASH CARD Video - Cookie Cutter Halloween Card - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the September 21, 2016 blog post!

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

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

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Pumpkin Pie card base – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Basic Black Flash Card – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½”

Want any of the fun toys I used to make my Cookie Cutter Halloween Flash Card today?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic!

 

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What a happy and fun card to mail?  Nothing gross or creepy, just sweet.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope that you enjoyed today’s video tutorial.  Be sure to come back tomorrow.  I will have some samples of today’s NOW or WOW FLASH CARD using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.  Same concept, different stamp set.

Well, I had better get to stamping so I can have these ideas for you tomorrow!  Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

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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 or Host Code promotions)

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Fast & Easy Glitter

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

If you’ve been following my blog for any period of time, you know that I LOVE to add sparkle and bling to my cards.  Today I have a great tip that I have used for years for adding strips of glitter to a cards.  It’s SO easy and so fast but it packs a big WOW factor.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Fast & Easy Glitter! See the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 20, 2016 blog post 2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Fast & Easy Glitter! See the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 20, 2016 blog post

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

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

To order the Tear & Tape or Stampin’ Glitter, just click the pic!

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We had such a great time camping over our long weekend!  Our opening weekend of “9 to 5: The Musical” went super smooth.  We were pretty much sold out every performance and the audience really enjoyed it.  I truly enjoy performing and I even love the butterflies I get when the opening number starts.  We have the next couple nights off and then we have 3 more shows Thursday through Saturday.

Not gonna lie… I’m looking forward to these nights home.  Besides, today is Mr. Awesome’s birthday so we are taking him out to a nice dinner to celebrate and we couldn’t if we had rehearsal. His birthday kind of snuck up on me so I need to get my stamp room cleaned up and create a birthday card for him.  I can’t believe I don’t have it made in advance but it’s been go-go-go around here.

Have a great Tuesday my sweet peeps!  See ya tomorrow!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

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Make It Monday – Glamper Greetings

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comHappy Monday my friends!  I am just head over heels in love with today’s Make It Monday project.  Why?  ‘Cuz it’s a camper!!!  LOVE me some camping!!!  And Shasta campers are SO retro and fun.  They make me smile every time I see them.

Make It Monday - Glamper Greetings Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 19, 2016 blog post!

A fellow demonstrator shared this card with me and I thought it was just too sweet!  I really want to work on my watercoloring.  It’s something I’ve never been good at but think I just need more practice.  I thought it would be best to share her card with you rather than attempt my own.  I do plan on making this card and working on my watercolor technique though.

Make It Monday - Glamper Greetings Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 19, 2016 blog post!

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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.

Make It Monday - Glamper Greetings Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 19, 2016 blog post!

Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the FREE GLAMPER GREETINGS tutorial HERE

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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 Glamper Greetings Card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

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So, a little change in plans for today.  Turns out Ginny didn’t have school today due to some teacher training so she and I decided to stay at the campgrounds through today.  Why not?  It will give us some quiet time together and with the show it’s been so crazy.  I am looking forward to spending the afternoon with her.  🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week!  See ya tomorrow for a new 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

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Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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

Friday Friday Friday!!!  I just love the end of a work week!  That means it’s time to relax and enjoy some down time.  Are you ready for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge?

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 16, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Let me share this weekend’s challenge sketch with you…

  • The colors mean nothing – get creative!
  • The strips can be anything –paper or a  stamped image!
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

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

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now at 3,500 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

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

Let me share a couple of fun ideas with you using the sketch for this weekend….

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 16, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I think Serene Scenery is the BEST Designer Series Paper we have ever come out with.  I just love it!  Can you see the gold foil underneath?  It is what makes this card a WOW!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 16, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

A few dimensionals on the back of the sentiments give the card a little more pop!

Want to create the You Are Remarkable Card?  Just click a pic to order!


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Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 16, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Kissy Kissy!  What a fun anniversary card this would make especially for the guys.  It’s hard to come up with masculine cards but this is a great card to make for your sweetheart.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for September 16, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create the Seaside Shore Card?  Just click a pic to order!

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Sketches provide a jump start to creativity!  The cool thing?  The different interpretations!  That’s why I have joined forces with 3 other demonstrator friends!  What better way to show you the magical possibilities of sketches than to provide you with different styles of interpretations?!?

And now it’s YOUR turn!  What will you create with this weekend’s sketch?  Give it a try and then head over to our Facebook page and share!  Can’t wait to see what you create!

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9 to 5 The Musical

I can’t believe the day is finally here.  It’s Opening Night of the show!  We are all really excited to finally get to perform for people.  Tonight is a sold out show and that makes it even more exciting.  I’m sure part of it is because a lot of people know the show “9 to 5” but let me just say, the musical is even better than the movie.  It’s such a GREAT show about empowering women in the workplace.  I wish I could say things have changed since 1979 (when the show takes place) but not as much as it should in the last 37 years.  It sure says a lot about how “corporate America” is run.  <sigh>

Because the theatre is 30 minutes from home, we thought it would be fun to camp in a nearby campground to make life easier this weekend.  So, I am off to get the camper packed up for another fun-filled weekend!

Make it an awesome weekend my sweet peeps!  See you on Monday for a Make-It Monday !

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it!  Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code!  What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

VIDEO TUTORIAL – Window Gift Card Holder

Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - Window Gift Card Holder - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 15, 2016 blog post!

I just love the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.  Yesterday I shared some other projects created with this stamp set and today I have a video using it.  Check out this window gift card holder!

Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - Window Gift Card Holder - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 15, 2016 blog post!

I love to give gift cards.  They are always well received and I don’t have to worry if it fits, if they already have it, or if they even want it.  Yep, gift cards are always a welcome gift BUT I truly despise the ugly gift card holders the stores give you.  What a perfect time to get out my stamps, ink, and paper!

Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - Window Gift Card Holder - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 15, 2016 blog post! Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - Window Gift Card Holder - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 15, 2016 blog post!

Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - Window Gift Card Holder - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 15, 2016 blog post!Video Tutorial by Connie Stewart - Window Gift Card Holder - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 15, 2016 blog post!

Let me share today’s video with you.  It’s going to be a fun project!

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

Here are the measurements for my card today:

  • Bermuda Bay (sleeve) – 7 ½” x 3 ¼”, score and fold at 3 ½” and 7″
  • Sweet Sugarplum (insert) – 11″ x 3 ¼”, score and fold at 2″ and 6 ½”
  • Scrap Whisper White for sentiment
  • 16″ Thick Bakers Twine

Want to order any of the supplies I used to create today’s Window Gift Card Holder?  Just click a pic! 

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I hope that you enjoyed the video today and I really hope you will give this project a try!  Remember, just about any Framelit will work! Don’t limit yourself to the Layering Squares because there are LOTS of different ones that will work.  Speaking of Layering Framelits…. look what is ON SALE this week!!!  Layering OVAL Framelits!

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Make it a great Thursday and I will see you tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

What’s New Wednesday – Paisleys & Posies Bundle

What's New Wednesday - see new stamps and bundles from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

PAISLEYS & POSIES BUNDLE

What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post!

 

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I want to share my favorite bundle from the Holiday Catalog for What’s New Wednesday!  Paisleys & Posies was my “Oh my gosh, must have it right now, add it to the top of the wish list” bundle in this catalog.  It’s on page 46 of the new Holiday Catalog (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG).

What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post!

The Paisleys & Posies stamp set is just incredible!  18 stamps come in the set and let me just say you can create so many fun things with this stamp set.

What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post!

There’s a matching Framelit die set too.  You can also get the Paisley Framelit die set for only $29.  This set contains 19 dies so it’s a great deal too BUT check this out!  $45 and you get both!  You save $5 when you buy them together.

So….let me show you what you can create with this bundle!  Check it out these gorgeous projects from Stampin’ Up…
What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post!What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post!

Squeal!!!!  Aren’t these so pretty!??  Not sure I could tackle that framed art but it would be fun to try.  I think I will practice on copy paper first.

What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post!What's New Wednesday - Check out the Paisleys & Posies Bundle from the NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 14, 2016 blog post!

Want to order the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, Framelits or save 10% and get the bundle?  There are some great accessories that go with this bundle too. Just click a pic!

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I hope you like what you see and find some great inspiration!  I will be creating with this bundle a lot, I can tell.  What is it about paisleys that just makes you happy?

So, I haven’t said much about the show, “9 to 5: The Musical” I’m doing in a while and here’s an update.  We had a small audience last night and it was so fun to actually perform for someone besides the director and stage manager.  Opening night is Friday and so we have just a couple more rehearsals to clean up some little things.  It’s all about polishing what you’ve got and making it the best you can.  I am having SO much fun with this character, Margaret, the office lush.  She is just hilarious and lots of fun to play.

But here’s some new news…. the theatre held auditions for the next show, “Exit Laughing” last week.  Guess who will be doing another show?  I was cast in the lead role (wahoo!).  My character’s name?  Connie.  lol  Oh it gets better.  I’m the mom of a college age daughter who is a theatre major.  Typecasting?  Um, possibly.  It’s a really hilarious show.  Think “Golden Girls” meets “Steel Magnolias”.  I have about a million lines so I have my work cut out for me but I am excited to play this part.  I like to do comedy and after “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” it will be nice to do a show that isn’t so heavy.

My girls are taking a little theatre break after “9 to 5”.  They have been doing shows non-stop since May so they need this break.

And that is life in the Stewart house!  Stamper by day, Actor by night!  And with that, let’s get BACK to stamping!  See you all tomorrow!

 

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

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 LAST DAY FOR THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL OFFERS!SPECIAL OFFERS from Stampin' Up - September 8 - 14, 2016!  Order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Matching Stamp Sets to Accessories

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

Last Tuesday I shared an awesome tip that was shared by a viewer.  I love hearing great ideas from you guys!  Well, I am thrilled to share another great tip.  Today’s tip came from Lauren H. and her idea is just fabulous!  I am so glad she emailed me with this idea and thrilled she allowed me to share it with others!

Let me share Lauren’s tip with you…

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

Isn’t that a great tip?!  Thanks again Lauren for sharing it with me!  I really love this tip and I hope you find it helpful too.

To order the Labeler Alphabet stamp set, just click the pic!

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So, guess who is back in the “Sling of Shame”.  Just when I thought I was totally over the cellulitis and the antibiotics did their thing, it came back with a vengeance yesterday.  Seriously?  I SO don’t have time for this.  I am heading back to the doctor this afternoon but looks like I am back to trying to stamp one-handed again.  That isn’t easy to do either.  <sigh>  Not to worry!  I have some tricks up my sleeve (or in this case, arm sling) so there are more ideas to come!

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!  See you guys tomorrow for What’s New Wednesday!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

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Wahoo!  Check out the NEW AMAZING DEALS just added to the Stampin’ Up Clearance Rack!!!

Check out the great deals just added to the Clearance Rack at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

 

Make It Monday – Spooky Fun Halloween

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

Happy Monday my friends!  I am just head over heels in love with today’s Make It Monday project.

Make It Monday - Spooky Fun Halloween Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 12, 2016 blog post!

A fellow demonstrator shared this card with me and I thought it was a brilliant use of the Swirly Scribble Thinlits and the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
Make It Monday - Spooky Fun Halloween Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 12, 2016 blog post!
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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.

 

Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Make It Monday - Spooky Fun Halloween Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the September 12, 2016 blog post!

Download the FREE Spooky Fun Halloween tutorial HERE

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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 Spooky Fun Halloween Card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

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I had been looking forward to the weekend all week long and what a FABULOUS weekend it was!

My 2007 Rockwood Camper

We took our new camper (well, new to us) for a spin and I was in heaven.  The weather was in the 80’s with a nice breeze blowing.  This is my favorite part of camping.  All the windows open, a nice breeze keeping things cool, a comfy couch to lounge on and a good nap.  Camping naps are the BEST!  I even got a little stamping done.  I am so much more creative when I’m in nature.  I think it’s because I am more relaxed and I don’t feel guilty for not doing things that need to be done around the house but here’s the thing… we all need to get away from “the house” sometimes and have some downtime.  I really struggle with downtime at home so my camper is my new oasis.  Can you tell I am absolutely giddy over it?  SQUEAL!

Today, it’s back to work but when you’re a stamper, is it really work?  Nah, it’s just FUN!  So, I am off to work on a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you.  I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week!  See ya tomorrow!

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on any order of $20 or more and receive (6) Bonus tutorials PLUS (6) pieces of Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the projects! Order today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE CFJARDTU on your order of $20 or more and receive SIX pieces of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper AND six exclusive tutorials showing you how to create some beautiful cards with it! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for using the Host Code! What a great way to try it for FREE!

Remember, if your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (starting at $15 in free product) PLUS you’ll receive the special tutorials and free Designer Paper!

Limit 1 gift per person

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The new Holiday Catalog has some of the most amazing and fun Holiday stuff in it too.  Christmas/Winter, Thanksgiving/Fall, Halloween, New Years and all year round stamps too!

The new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up Holiday catalog is HERE! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

CLICK HERE to download the 2016-17 HOLIDAY CATALOG

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