Happy Mail this Week!

Isn’t it great to get HAPPY MAIL?  Not bills, not insurance quotes, not even claims that I’ve won a million dollars.  I’m talking REAL LIFE HAPPY MAIL!  Well, this week, I got some fantastic mail!
Founder's Circle 2014 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comThis beautiful package came from Stampin’ Up.  It’s my special invitation and travel documents for the 2014 Founder’s Circle Retreat.  This is a special retreat for the Top 100 Demonstrators in the USA and Top 25 Demonstrators in Canada.  I will spend a week being pampered with my OWN hotel room (heaven!!!), pillow gifts every night (ahhhh), and spending the days at the pool, shopping, and visiting with other demonstrators.  This will be my 5th Founder’s Circle Retreat and getting my invitation and travel documents is a highlight for me.  These were hand stamped by Stampin’ Up to fit our theme this year, “Home for the Holidays”. 
Founder's Circle 2014 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Founder's Circle 2014 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Inside the folder were the cutest luggage tags, my agenda for each day, a dolled up packing list, and tags with other special info on it.

This retreat is my favorite Stampin’ Up trip for me.  5 days with other demonstrator sharing, laughing, and learning.  It really is fabulous!

Could the week get any better?  YES IT CAN!  Another package from Stampin’ Up arrived on my doorstep.

Tiffany's Bracelet Tiffany's BraceletIs this fabulous or what?!  All my life I DREAMED of owning something from Tiffany’s.  Because I was in the Top 10 in Sales this year, I got to choose a gift.  When I saw one of the options was in a GORGEOUS blue box, I knew what I wanted!  It’s just the most stunning piece of jewelry I’ve ever owned (next to my wedding ring, of course).  I gotta be honest, I thought the box was so beautiful I wasn’t sure I wanted to remove that bow!

Well, speaking of that beautiful blue box, it did inspire me today.
Tiffany's inspired 20 cards/envelope box - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comChristina is leaving tomorrow to fly off to Chicago for Labor Day to spend time with friends.  I created this box, filled with 20 different hand-stamped cards and envelopes for her to bring to the hostess, Sharon.  Sharon has pulled out all the stops for this trip – tickets to a Broadway show, Second City, and all the sights and sounds of downtown Chicago.  She’s going to have a blast.  I’m just jealous that I’m not going.  That’s okay.  I’ll just stay home and mow the yard or something fun like that.  <sigh>
Tiffany's inspired 20 cards/envelope box - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Tiffany's inspired 20 cards/envelope box - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
The box was created with the Box Maker Shim (you can find the video on the shim by doing a search in the left sidebar – “Box Maker Shim”).  I just made a simple tag with the Scallop Tag Topper punch, stamped with Lots of Thanks and Stippled Blossoms.  The satin white ribbon was what made the box look very Tiffany & Co.

No video today but I have a good reason!  I have been busy working on the SEPTEMBER STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD monthly tutorials.  Josee is finishing up hers as well so we can’t wait for September 1st to hit so we can share them with you.  You’ll just have to wait until September 1st for a sneak peek.

Well, I guess that lawn won’t mow itself and Christina’s leaving so she won’t do it.  C’MON RAIN!!!!  Do something so I don’t have to mow!!!

Have a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend my wonderful stamping friends!  See ya back here on Monday!

Mickey D’s French Fry Box – Video Tutorial

Mickey D's French Fry Box by Connie Stewart  - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comOkay, this is just one of those projects that I got SO tickled over!  I’m on cute factor OVERLOAD! I saw a fry box on Pinterest where they used yellow licorice as the fries.  Genius!  Well, I had some fun working on the actual fry box and when I was looking for some Designer Paper with some “Mickey D” type stripes, I found it in the Moonlight Paper Stack!  Wahoo!  I let out an actual squeal when I found it! Mickey D's French Fry Box by Connie Stewart  - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI have to warn you, before you watch the video, I was just a TAD excited about it.  I’m a little on the goofy side on this video.  I was just so pleased with my final project.  So, on that note, let’s get going with today’s video!

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

Here are a few of the details in case you missed them:

  • Real Red Cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Hello Honey – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – cut down to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (you’ll use both pieces)
  • Moonlight Designer Series Paper – 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ – cut down to 3 1/4″ x 6 1/2″  (you’ll use both pieces)
Here is a list of the supplies I used. Use what you have and ORDER what you need!   On the video I mention the Merry Everything Bundle.  Here are the details on that bundle.  

THE NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG STARTS TODAY!!!

Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog is HERE!  Order at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com If you have placed an order with me in 2014 I have requested that a catalog be sent to you and I hope you have been enjoying it!  If you find your catalog pages are stuck together from all the drool, let me know and I will send you another one.  lol

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a VERY happy Thursday!  Hope you can come back tomorrow!  

STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEDNESDAY – Forever Florals card


Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Hey Wild Stampin’ Gals!  It’s Josee and I am super excited to share this gorgeous card with you today!  

This month has gone by so fast, we were able to take our kids away to Wasaga Beach for a week and it was so relaxing, I can’t believe they go back to school next week…I’m not sure whether to be happy or sad for them. They all do enjoy school, so we are lucky!

I had so much fun making today’s project and love love love how beautiful it turned out…I hope you do too!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday - Forever Florals - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday - Forever Florals - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday - Forever Florals - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
Let’s check out the video…


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

Here is the supply list.  Use what you have and ORDER what you need!  Just click on the picture and you’re there!
Remember, if you place an order of $20 or more and use the August Hostess Code you’ll receive the SIX Exclusive videos and tutorials that Josee and I have created for August.   They are fabulous projects so be sure to order and use that hostess code!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild August Sneek Peak - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
In the USA? Order HERE from CONNIE and use the August Hostess Code HTADUWDU (USA)

In CANADA? Order HERE from JOSEE and use the August Hostess Code: VGWVBGM (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!  

2- Minute Tuesday Tip – Mounting and Storing your Clear Mount Stamps

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Wahoo!  It’s Tuesday and it’s time for another 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video!  Today I am going to share with you a quick and painless way to mount your clear mount stamps along with a fabulous way to store them. Let’s get going with today’s Tuesday Tip!

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

I hope you guys find today’s tip helpful!  Be sure to tune in again next week for another video in the 2-Minute series!

Before I sign off, check out this week’s WEEKLY DEALS!  I love a good sale and I know you do too!

WEEKLY DEALS AUGUST 26 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

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Marina Mist 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130016
Regular Price: $8.95 
SALE PRICE: $6.71 




Clips Essentials Hardware Item # 129964
Regular Price: $5.95 
SALE PRICE: $4.46




Chocolate Chip 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130014
Regular Price: $8.95 
SALE PRICE: $6.71




Circles Collection Framelits Die Item # 130911
Regular Price: $26.95 
SALE PRICE: $20.21




Blossom Punch Item # 125603
Regular Price: $16.95 
SALE PRICE: $12.71




Vintage Faceted Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $5.95 
SALE PRICE: $4.46




Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 126027
Regular Price: $9.95 
SALE PRICE: $5.97

NOW or WOW – Fabulous Work of Art Card – Video No. 12

Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I am just having a ball with the NOW or WOW series!  Today I have a fantastic card to share with you.  It was shared with me by a dear Stampin’ Up demonstrator and friend, Gayle Enouen, from Norman, Oklahoma.  She is the most amazing and talented stamper.  I have admired her work for years!  She sent me this card recently and I knew I wanted to do a video on it. IMG_4191Upon a second glance, I could see where this card could also fall into the NOW or WOW category! IMG_4190 I love them both!  That soft touch of the Fancy Foil Vellum and the Metallic Gold Bakers Twine just makes the NOW a WOW on its own but if you want a little extra bling, why not try the WOW and add the Gold Sequin Trim and some Rose Red cardstock.  

Let me share today’s video so you can see how fun and easy these cards are to create…

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

Here are a few of the details in case you missed them:

  • NOW – Score the 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4″
  • NOW – Fancy Foil Gold Vellum is 1″ x 5 1/2″
  • WOW – Score the 8″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock at 4″
  • WOW – Rose Red cardstock is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • WOW – Fancy Foil Gold Vellum is 1″ x 5 1/4″
  • BOTH – 18″ of Metallic Gold Bakers Twine

Here is a list of the supplies I used. Use what you have and ORDER what you need!

Just click on the picture to order!  Be sure to use the AUGUST HOSTESS CODE HTADUWDU when you order.  Why?  Because I have SIX exclusive videos that I save for those who use the Hostess Code.  You won’t want to miss out on these!  If your order is $150 or more, DON’T use the hostess code so you can get the bonus Stampin’ Rewards (aka – FREE stuff!!)  Not to worry!  You’ll still get the videos and tutorials.  You’re just that awesome!

UPDATE:  Gayle wanted to give credit where credit was due.  She saw the card from Pam Strobel.  Pam, thanks for allowing Gayle and I to enjoy your work!

Thanks so much for tuning in today!  I hope that you enjoyed today’s video in the Now or WOW series!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip!  Have a wonderful day!!!
 

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY FOR THIS WEEK’S WEEKLY DEALS!!

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921 Regular Price: $26.95 SALE PRICE $20.21

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010 Regular Price: $9.95 SALE PRICE $7.46

Vanilla Coaster Board Item # 129392 Regular Price: $5.95 SALE PRICE $4.46

Twine Baker’S Early Espresso Item # 123124 Regular Price: $2.95 SALE PRICE $2.21

Elegant Butterfly Punch Item # 127526 Regular Price: $15.95 SALE PRICE $11.96

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129378 Regular Price: $7.95 SALE PRICE $5.96

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details Item # 127845 Regular Price: $2.50 SALE PRICE $1.88

Travel Journal Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 121071 Regular Price: $9.95 SALE PRICE $5.97

NOW or WOW – Cascading Christmas Card – Video No. 11

Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com It’s time for the WOW in my Now or WOW video series.  Yesterday I shared with you a pretty “hello” card done in Marina Mist and Hello Honey.  Rather than create the WOW card in the same colors, I thought, “Why not change it up?”  So, today, I am sharing with you my Christmas version of yesterday’s card. NOW or WOW -Cascading Christmas Flower card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI know, I know, it’s only August, but I know that a lot of you like to get a jump start on your Christmas cards.  The sentiment stamp set is a brand new photopolymer set called Christmas Bliss… and it is just that…BLISS!  It’s a beautiful stamp set! Christmas Bliss - available at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI love the whimsical fonts that come in this set.  Just my style! NOW or WOW -Cascading Christmas Flower card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comSo, here is the NOW version of my Christmas Bliss card…. IMG_4314And here is the WOW!  In today’s video, I am sharing with you this WOW card.  To see the video on the NOW card, simply go to my August 21,2014 post and you can view it there. Well, enough chatter!  Let’s get going with my very first Christmas card for the year!

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

Here are a few of the details in case you missed them:

  • NOW Card – Score the 11″ x 4 1/4″ Very Vanilla cardstock at 5 1/2″
  • NOW Card – Cherry Cobbler cardstock is 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ – cut to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (Flash Card 2.0)
  • NOW Card – Very Vanilla cardstock is 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ (Flash Card 2.0)
  • WOW Card – Score the 10 1/2″ x 4″ Very Vanilla cardstock at 5 1/4″
  • WOW Card – Garden Green cardstock is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • WOW Card – Cherry Cobbler cardstock is 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ – cut to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (Flash Card 2.0)
  • WOW Card – Very Vanilla cardstock is 2″ x 5 3/8″ – cut to 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ (Flash Card 2.0)

Here is a list of the supplies I used. Use what you have and ORDER what you need!

Just click on the picture to order!  Be sure to use the AUGUST HOSTESS CODE HTADUWDU when you order.  Why?  Because I have SIX exclusive videos that I save for those who use the Hostess Code.  You won’t want to miss out on these!  If your order is $150 or more, DON’T use the hostess code so you can get the bonus Stampin’ Rewards (aka – FREE stuff!!)  Not to worry!  You’ll still get the videos and tutorials.  You’re just that awesome!

Well, I hope I have inspired you for some upcoming Christmas card, but remember, you can also make this card for any season.

NOW or WOW -Cascading Christmas Flower card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!  May your ink pads be juicy and your creative juices be inky!  See ya back here on Monday!

FLASH CARD 2.0 – Cascading Flower Card – Video No. 57

Hey my stamping friends!  Hope your week is going well!  We made it to Thursday!  If you’re starting to feel the pressure of the week building, that’s a sign you need some creative therapy in the form of paper crafting.  Even just a few minutes to take your mind off the world and create something beautiful for a friend will change your outlook.  Maybe today’s Flash Card 2.0 will help with that. Flash Card 2.0 Cascading Flower card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI love how today’s FLASH CARD 2.0 turned out, I really do.  It’s clean and simple on the outside…. Flash Card 2.0 Cascading Flower card by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com…and all dolled up on the inside! Flash Card 2.0 / Now or WOW Cascading Flower card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comThe cool part is that this card is also part of the NOW or WOW series too (that video will be here for you tomorrow… but the Christmas version!  Wahoo!!!) Well, let me share today’s FLASH CARD 2.0 video with you…

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

Here are the scoring measurements in case you missed them:

  • Card Base – Score the 11″ x 4 1/4″ Very Vanilla cardstock at 5 1/2″
  • Cut the Marina Mist Flash Card 2.0 to 1 1/4″
  • Cut the Very Vanilla Flash Card 2.0 to 1/2″

Here is a list of the supplies I used.  Use what you have, ORDER what you need!

Just click on the picture to order!  Use the AUGUST Hostess Code HTADUWDU when you place a $20 or more order to receive the 6 exclusive videos I have for the month!

WANT FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Want to get started creating WITHOUT all that cutting of cardstock?  ORDER FLASH CARDS TO GO Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors or save $$ by purchasing the entire collection!  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)

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Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!  See ya right back here tomorrow for the NOW OR WOW Christmas version of today’s card!  It’s stunning!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday – Silver Shimmer Wedding Card

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Video - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hey Wild Stampin’ Gals!  It’s Connie and I am super excited to share with you today!  It doubles as a wedding card OR an anniversary card too. Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Free Video - Silver Shimmer Wedding Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI just recently ordered the Darling Doily Thinlit.  Now, let me start by saying that I was not a big fan of the doily Sizzlit that we had before.  No matter how many different ways I tried it use it, it was almost always an epic fail.  Well, I am THRILLED to tell you that this is NOT the case with the Darling Doily!!!  So if you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to get this one, ORDER IT!  It’s fantastic! Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Free Video - Silver Shimmer Wedding Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comCheck out the detail on it plus it even has some embossing on it too!  I am going to share a couple tips with you on using this die in today’s Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday video.  Let’s check it out…

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

Here are a few details in case you missed them:
  • WHIPER WHITE CARDSTOCK for card base – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – scored at 5 1/2″
  • WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK for doily – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Here is the supply list.  Use what you have and ORDER what you need!  Just click on the picture to order.

Remember, if you place an order of $20 or more and use the August Hostess Code you’ll receive the SIX Exclusive videos and tutorials that Josee and I have created for August.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild August Sneek Peak - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comThey are fabulous projects so be sure to order and use that hostess code!

In the USA? Order HERE from CONNIE and use the August Hostess Code HTADUWDU (USA) In CANADA? Order HERE from my friend JOSEE and use the August Hostess Code: VGWVBGM (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!  Can’t wait to stamp with you tomorrow!  I have a Flash Card 2.0 video to show you!!!  

CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S WEEKLY DEALS!!

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921 Regular Price: $26.95 SALE PRICE $20.21

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010 Regular Price: $9.95 SALE PRICE $7.46

Vanilla Coaster Board Item # 129392 Regular Price: $5.95 SALE PRICE $4.46

Twine Baker’S Early Espresso Item # 123124 Regular Price: $2.95 SALE PRICE $2.21

Elegant Butterfly Punch Item # 127526 Regular Price: $15.95 SALE PRICE $11.96

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129378 Regular Price: $7.95 SALE PRICE $5.96

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details Item # 127845 Regular Price: $2.50 SALE PRICE $1.88

Travel Journal Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 121071 Regular Price: $9.95 SALE PRICE $5.97

2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Which Black Ink to Use and When?

2-Minute Tuesday Tips by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Hello my wonderful friends!  It’s Tuesday and I am excited to share with you another 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  Today I am going to spend a few minutes (sorry, I really wanted these to be 2-minutes) sharing the ins and out of which black ink to use and when. Stampin’ Up offers three different black ink pads – Classic Basic Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, and StazOn Jet Black.  Each one serves a different purpose. Let’s get on with the video on Black Ink Pads… If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online. Don’t have all of these ink pads?  Just click on the picture to order the ones you need! Remember, if you place an order of $20 or more and use the August Hostess Code HTADUWDU you’ll receive the SIX Exclusive videos and tutorials that Josee and I have created for August.  They are a lot of fun so be sure to use that hostess code!  You won’t want to miss out on these! I hope that you found today’s Tuesday Tip worth a few minutes of your time and that understanding the differences in the black inks available will make choosing your ink pads easier. And on a personal note…yesterday we took our oldest daughter, Christina, to move into her dorm room at Oklahoma City University.  I love this campus!  It’s actually quite small and it’s one of the oldest Universities in Oklahoma (est 1904).  The great part about a smaller campus?  It takes about 5 minutes to get to any building on campus. Oklahoma City UniversityI thought Move-In day was going to be really hard for me but it was actually a really fun day!  We super cleaned the room and had a blast setting everything up for her.  She is blessed to have a room that is actually pretty big.  HUGE closets!!!  Today I am going to try to find some artwork (we didn’t think there was going to be this much wall space) and some curtains.  Classes start on the 25th but there is SO much going on at the University this week that she will be SUPER busy.  I got a text from her last night that she was hanging out with some of the other Musical Theater majors and was having a blast.  YAY!!!  Making new friends is the hardest part of college life. Christina at OCU I really thought I would be a MESS when I had to leave to say good-bye but you know what?  I was too excited for her to be sad.  She has a wonderful roommate, she made new friends within hours of being there, and now she has all the fun of college life ahead of her.  One thing I love about OCU is that your first two years aren’t just gen-ed classes.  This semester she will be focusing on music theory, piano, dance, and Italian.  Makes me want to go back to college! Well, if you think about it, say a little prayer for Christina.  If you ever went away for college you know all the anxieties she dealing with.  God’s got His hand on her and He will take good care of her.  Well, NOW I’m starting to cry a little so this is a good time to close. Have a wonderful day and I will see you back here tomorrow for Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday!

CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S WEEKLY DEALS!!

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921 Regular Price: $26.95 SALE PRICE $20.21
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010 Regular Price: $9.95 SALE PRICE $7.46
Vanilla Coaster Board Item # 129392 Regular Price: $5.95 SALE PRICE $4.46
Twine Baker’S Early Espresso Item # 123124 Regular Price: $2.95 SALE PRICE $2.21
Elegant Butterfly Punch Item # 127526 Regular Price: $15.95 SALE PRICE $11.96
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129378 Regular Price: $7.95 SALE PRICE $5.96
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details Item # 127845 Regular Price: $2.50 SALE PRICE $1.88
Travel Journal Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 121071 Regular Price: $9.95 SALE PRICE $5.97
 

a little stamping for myself…

Framed Art - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI rarely sit down and create something for myself.  I am always thinking about the next video or a gift I want to make for someone  or cards that I want to get made to mail out.  Well, over the weekend, I needed a little time away from all of that.  I wanted to create something fun for my stamp room.  I love it so much I thought I would share it with you today. My friend Vickie Sanders gave me this sweet little frame during our WEDO week in Salt Lake City.  WEDO week is where my girlfriends and I get together and DO WHAT WE WANT.  It’s one of my favorite trips.  It’s just fun to get away from home, sit in a hotel room and munch on junk food, and eat at Cheesecake Factory every night.  Why?  Because we can and because it’s WEDO week! This year, we decided it would be fun to celebrate everyone’s birthday so we bought gifts for each other.  Vickie gave me some fabulous stuff and included in it was a precious frame.  I knew I could put something really cute inside and here is what I came up with. Framed Art - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comIt matches my stamp room beautifully!  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Black and White.  And BLING of course.  Bling should have its own color family, don’t you think? The sentiment is one of my favorites… “You can never have too much happy” from the Yippee Skippee stamp set.  When I am in my stamp room, I am truly happy.  The Chalk Talk Framelit set had the perfect sized cut-out for my sentiment and the frame. The flower is actually 3 different sets but these sets blend together so nicely – Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop, and Petite Petals.  These 3 stamp sets have their own matching punches (love!) so it was a snap to put this little project together. I finished it up by adding some Pool Party cotton ribbon and some of our fabulous adhesive backed rhinestones.  Oh, I even took the  long strips of rhinestones and added it to the inside the frame.  So glad I did because it made the black just POP!  Oh speaking of that black cardstock.  It’s actually from the Project Life Love Story collection.  It was perfect!  I just had to trim it down slightly to fit my sweet frame. Thanks for letting me share my project with you today!  So, the question is….do you have little things like this laying around that are just waiting to be created?  Well, get it out, dust it off, and grab your stamps.  It’s time to CREATE!!! Have a fabulous Monday my friends!  Be sure to tune in tomorrow for 2-MINUTE TIP TUESDAY!  It’s a great video to help you know which black ink to use and when.  It’s sure to help answer some questions when you are uncertain on the 3 different black inks that we carry. See you all tomorrow!  

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY for this week’s WEEKLY DEALS

Weekly Deals August 12-18, 2014 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com