Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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Happy Friday everyone!!!  Hope your week has been awesome and I’m sure we’re all ready for the weekend.  I was antsy to get some stamping in and so I got busy on this weekend’s challenge cards.

Let me share the sketch with you…

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 26, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

  • The colors mean nothing – get creative!
  • The circles can be anything – a punched image, an embellishment, anything you want!
  • 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….

I went a little crazy with polka dots, didn’t I?  lol

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 26, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

The card is a lot of fun though.  I love all the pop of pink and black!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 26, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create the Shine – You Brighten My Day card?  Just click a pic!

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish….

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 26, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

The Seaside Shore stamp set is a great stamp set for the kids!!!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 26, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

A little extra effort with the markers on each of the letters just made this card super cute.

Want to create the Hoping Your Day Goes Swimmingly card?  Just click a pic!

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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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Mr. Awesome and I are going on a little road trip this weekend.  We’re going visit my cousin and her hubby for the weekend.  Rich is excited to take his new truck on a long road trip and see how it does.  lol  Men and their toys.  I told him the other day I think he loves his truck more than me because FOUR packages from Amazon arrived in ONE DAY…. toys for his truck!  Oh, who am I to complain?  I buy stamping toys, he buys truck toys.  🙂  We’re both happy so all is well.

Make it a great weekend everyone!  See you Monday for a Monday Make It Project!

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FLASH CARD VIDEO – Live Love Laugh Card – Video No. 85

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I just love sharing FLASH CARD videos with you and today’s card was really fun and FAST!

FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - Live Laugh Love Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.  Just look for the August 25, 2016 blog post!

I love a card that comes together fast, don’t you?  There are so many things I love about this card today – the color combo, the white embossed sentiment, the embossed cardstock, and OH that ribbon is luscious!

FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - Live Laugh Love Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.  Just look for the August 25, 2016 blog post! FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - Live Laugh Love Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.  Just look for the August 25, 2016 blog post!

 

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

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

FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - Live Laugh Love Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.  Just look for the August 25, 2016 blog post!

Here are the measurements for my card today:

  • Flirty Flamingo card base – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Peekaboo Peach Flash Card – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” – cut to 2 ¾” x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 2 ½” x 4″ – cut to 2 ½” x 3 ¾”
  • Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon – (1) 6″ and (1) 4″

Want to order any of the supplies I used to create today’s Live Laugh Love Card?  Just click a pic! 

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Why not make your life a little easier and get FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes!  You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors.  Want more?  Save when you order all 5 Color Families!  Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Need more?  FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS!   To order yours, CLICK HERE!  (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only and do not count towards Stampin’ Rewards.)

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Shawnee Little Theatre - 9 to 5 The Musical - September 2016

We took some publicity photos last night for “9 to 5 The Musical“.  I’m smokin’ hot in that outfit, aren’t I?  LOL  Gotta love the late 70’s.  Wish you could see the guys in their polyester plaid suits.  We are spot on with our costumes.  I just need my hair to grow out a little more but in 3 weeks, it should be just right.  Those 70’s hairstyles aren’t easy to do.

Just so you know a little about my character…. I’m less than sober throughout the entire show.  Yep, I’m Margaret, the office lush.  It is SUCH a fun role to play and I have a lot of funny moments in the show.  Having a BLAST!!!

I better wrap things up here.  Thanks for joining me today!  Make it a great day and I will see you tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!

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What’s New Wednesday – WEATHER TOGETHER BUNDLE

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WEATHER TOGETHER BUNDLE

I mentioned yesterday that the rain and thunder kept me from filming a video.  I needed to run out to the mailbox to mail off some thank you cards and I had to grab my umbrella.  That got me thinking about this stamp set, Weather Together.

It’s such a great set to send thinking of you, get well, under the weather, or even cheer up cards.  The framelits are fabulous and allow you to create cards with more dimension.

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

At the Stamping Retreat I attended in June, I received some gorgeous swaps from my friend Brandy.  Brandy is a part of Creativate, a group of demonstrators that I work with to train the demonstrators who are on our teams.  It’s a wonderful group of ladies that I LOVE creating with.  At our retreat, we all swapped (4) cards with each other and I absolutely fell in love with the creations Brandy made.  I can see putting all these in a box and giving them as a gift, can’t you?

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

The White Pom Pom trim on this one is just precious on a baby card.

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

Can you see the Washi Tape on this one?  What a cool idea!!

 

What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Weather Together Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 24, 2016 blog post!

Here’s a card I created with the bundle for the director of “Mary Poppins”.  Christina wanted to give Cindy a really special card and there’s a lot of symbolism in this one.  Mary’s signature black umbrella with the green handle, the gold stars are what Christina’s character, Mrs. Correy, gave to Mr. Banks when he was a child, and all the stars in the background are for a key line in the show, “When you reach for the heavens, you get the stars thrown in”.  I loved making this card.  Christina learned so much from Cindy and it was so nice that she had a special card for her.

How about a video tutorial!  Stampin’ Up did a great video showing you some tips and tricks with this bundle too!  I thought you might like it.

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To order the WEATHER TOGETHER stamp set OR the Bundle (stamp set and 13 piece Umbrella Weahter Framelit set), just click a pic! 

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Well, that’s it for me today.  Now that the rain has stopped, it’s time for me to get to work in my stamp room.  Hope you all have a great Wednesday!  See ya tomorrow!!!

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If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the special tutorials!

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Only One Week Left to order the THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES stamp set OR the bundle (stamp set and 9 piece Thinlit set), click a pic to get yours before it’s gone! 

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Make your Photopolymer Stamps Sticky Again

Rain, Rain, Go Away…. Don’t You Know it’s Tuesday?Rain Rain Go Away

I am SO bummed.  I have the COOLEST idea to share with you for today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip but the rain and thunder won’t let me.  Errr.  Every time I try to film it, I get a big clap of thunder or the rain is so loud that I can’t even hear myself talk.  I will have to postpone today’s video so I decided to pull one of my favorite 2-Minute Tuesday Tip videos that you may have forgotten about.

This is probably one of my favorite tips ever!  I did receive some flack from some viewers who thought for sure I was harming my stamps using this method but while I was touring the Stampin’ Up manufacturing plant I talked to them and I was assured it is 100% safe.

Let me share today’s video…

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

Could it be any simpler?  I really love this tip and I hope you find it helpful too.

Watch the rain stop as soon as I post this.  LOL

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Sign up for Paper Pumpkin today at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

You guys know that I am a HUGE fan of Stampin’ Up’s subscription service, PAPER PUMPKIN.  I love getting presents in the mail every month, something special wrapped up in pretty blue tissue paper every month.  I LOVE HAPPY MAIL!

I also love taking my Paper Pumpkin kits with me on the road too.  Great for camping or hotel rooms!  It sure beats watching another episode of House Hunters on cable, right?

Since I wasn’t able to bring you a “new” 2-Minute Tuesday Tip, I want to share some fun projects with you created with the August Paper Pumpkin kit.  LOVE the stamp set I got this month!  I am going to have so much fun creating with it.

August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek! Get a dozen exclusive tutorials when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through Connie Stewart at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek! Get a dozen exclusive tutorials when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through Connie Stewart at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek! Get a dozen exclusive tutorials when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through Connie Stewart at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek! Get a dozen exclusive tutorials when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through Connie Stewart at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Here is a fabulous card created by my friend Rachel.  I love that ribbon.  It makes this card such a WOW!

August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek! Get a dozen exclusive tutorials when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through Connie Stewart at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek! Get a dozen exclusive tutorials when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through Connie Stewart at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek! Get a dozen exclusive tutorials when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through Connie Stewart at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, I reward you a dozen FREE exclusive tutorials showing you lots of other ways to use the products in the Paper Pumpkin kit. The tutorials include full instructions and great photos. Below is what the tutorial looks like for the card shown above.  Thanks for sharing it with me, Rachel!

Free Bonus Tutorial for August 2016 Paper Pumpkin! Get a dozen exclusive tutorials when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through Connie Stewart at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Download the FREE TUTORIAL HERE

BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up at PaperPumpkin.com and use BOGO for the promo code. www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up by CLICKING HERE and use BOGO for the promo code.

And like any good sale, THERE’S MORE! When you subscribe through me, you’ll also receive a dozen bonus tutorials on ways to use your kit and the stamps in more ways. Paper Pumpkin just keeps on going!

I truly love Paper Pumpkin! Let me tell you why…

  • Everything is cut and ready for me to create
  • Everything I need to make the project is IN the box
  • When I’m done, I have a SUPER cute stamp set and ink spot to play with for other projects
  • I can take the box camping or when I travel for something fun to do in the hotel
  • I love getting a “present” in the mail every month

I hope you’ll check it out and give it a try! You can’t lose with this BOGO sale!

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Well, I knew it would happen.  Here I am at the end of my blog post and the rain is slowing down.  Isn’t that JUST how it goes?  Not to worry, I will have this video for you next Tuesday.  On the plus side, I had errands I needed to run today and now I don’t have to run them in the rain.  🙂  There’s a bright side to everything.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!  See ya tomorrow!!!
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If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the special tutorials!

Make It Monday – Fresh Fruit Series – Floating Image Card

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

THE FRESH FRUIT COLLECTION

During the month of August, I have been sharing some wonderful Make It Monday projects created with the FRESH FRUIT stamp set and matching Designer Series Paper, FRUIT STAND.

Today’s card is a little more detailed but it packs a HUGE WOW factor!

Make It Monday -Floating Image Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 22, 2016 blog post!

Can you see how the image “floats” in the center of the window?  I love this card and even though it’s a little more time consuming, the end result is SO worth it!Make It Monday -Floating Image Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 22, 2016 blog post!

Here’s what the inside looks like.  I love how the Watermelon scallop on the INSIDE of the card, is also a layering piece when the card is closed.  Cool, huh?Make It Monday -Floating Image Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 22, 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 -Floating Image Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 22, 2016 blog post! Make It Monday -Floating Image Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 22, 2016 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the FREE Floating Image 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 Floating Image Card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

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Hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend so you can tackle this week and make it great!  As I mentioned on Friday, Ginny started back to school so I have to totally change my daily routine from here on out.  I drive Ginny to school every day. It’s kind of our “girl time” where we can talk and it’s nice to encourage her on her way out the door.  This does mean I have to be up, dressed, and moving by 7:50am every day.  <sigh> Gone are the days of staying in my PJ’s until noon.  lol

I hope that everyone has a great Monday and I will see you tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video!  Make it a GREAT DAY!!!

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Use the August Host Code FCV76A4T on your order of $20 or more and receive an incredible collection of 31 summer project tutorials! One for every day!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the special tutorials!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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

How did it get to be Friday already?  That really snuck up on me. I said yesterday it was a crazy week and boy it has been.

Are you ready for another Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge?  You’ll love this one.  This weekend’s sketch is really fun to work with!

Let me share the sketch with you…

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 19, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

  • The colors mean nothing – get creative!
  • The circles can be anything – a punched image, an embellishment, anything you want!
  • 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….

Nothing says summer like a swimming card!  Today starts the first day of school for Ginny and I thought this card was so appropriate.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 19, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Those little fishy just make me smile.  I truly love the Seaside Shore stamp set.  I also love that it has matching Designer Paper.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 19, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Did you notice the Seaside embossing folder in the background?  This is a GREAT embossing folder whether you want it to look like waves or just want something funky and wavy.

Want to create the Hope Your Day Goes Swimmingly card?  Just click a pic!

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Ever need a REALLY fast card?  Sure you have.  Well, I have the perfect card!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 19, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

A couple of layers and washi tape.  Boom!  Card made!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for August 19, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

 

It was fun to replace those circles with Washi.  I really need to use it more.  It’s great stuff.  I just never remember to use it.  Check out that short and sweet supply list!

Want to create the Thank You So Much card?  Just click a pic!

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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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Ginny Stewart

Today is the day!  The day that all the parents in the Moore Public School district have been waiting for.  The FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!  This morning I took Ginny to the high school to start her first day as a Sophomore.  She’s actually happy to go back to school.  Not happy about waking up at 7am but happy to be back to school.  She’s a REALLY good student and enjoys the classes I hated in school – math and science.  Me?  I am and will never be a math girl.  English on the other hand… I rocked those classes.  I know she’s going to have a great year.

If you’re sending kids back to school, I think you will really enjoy this video.  If someone were home to take a picture, this would SO be me.

Not gonna lie…. it will be nice to have my nice quiet house back during the day.  I LOVE having my kids home for summer break but there is something so magical about the first day of school when you’re a mom.  Am I right?  I know one day I will miss the days of having them here for summer break but for NOW I am going to enjoy my coffee in peace.

Make it a great weekend everyone!  See you Monday for a Monday Make It Project!

 

August Host Code

Use the August Host Code FCV76A4T on your order of $20 or more and receive an incredible collection of 31 summer project tutorials! One for every day!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the special tutorials!

Flash Card Mash-Up – Floral Phrases Thank You Card

FLASH CARD MASH UP Video - a new series combining Flash Cards and Flash Cards 2.0 -check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Wow!  It’s Thursday already!  The week has just flown by!  It was a super crazy busy week but I am so glad I had some time to create a video for you.  A little late in the day perhaps, but today none the less.

My card is SO fast and simple yet SO elegant and stunning.  What do you think?  I love this color combo!

FLASH CARD MASH UP VIDEO - Floral Phrases Thank You Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 18, 2016 blog post for all the details!

I love how it turned out and I especially love the detail that I get from the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  Ooh, so so pretty!

FLASH CARD MASH UP VIDEO - Floral Phrases Thank You Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 18, 2016 blog post for all the details!

Let me share today’s video on how to create this gorgeous card using a Flash Card and a Flash Card 2.0….

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

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 11″ x 4 ¼” – score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Dapper Denim Flash Card – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla Flash Card 2.0 – 2″ x 5 ⅜”
  • Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon – 7 ½”
  • Linen Thread – 7 ½”

Here are the supplies I used to create my Floral Phrases Thank You Card.  To order, just click a pic!

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Do you love FLASH CARDS?

Why not make your life a little easier and get FLASH CARDS TO GO?

Everything you need to create 40 cards including envelopes! You chose the color family – Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In-Colors. Want more? Save when you order all 5 Color Families! Not only will you get one of the sets at half price, I’ll even throw in adhesive-backed Rhinestones, Pearls, and Stampin’ Dimensionals! Need more? FREE SHIPPING and a FREE TUTORIAL with lots of ideas using FLASH CARDS! To order yours, CLICK HERE! (Flash Cards to Go are available in the USA only and do not count towards Stampin’ Rewards.)

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What a busy day but a very productive day it was.  So, get this… this is what I did today.  Today I took Christina grocery shopping to “teach” her how to shop.  She has never really learned how to compare prices and know what is a good deal and what’s not.

She has already moved into the dorm and was desperate to eat something other than ramen noodles this year.

Learning to Grocery Shop

She said she needed me to teach her how to “adult”.  So, here she is with her $141 worth of groceries.  She did GREAT!  We found bargains but we also found good food.  Had to teach her that $1 a pound for grapes isn’t bad when you compare it to a $3.50 bag of chips.  Learning to Grocery Shop

It was a lot of fun to spend the day with her and Ginny.  Ginny came home and said she learned a lot too.  Let’s hope she can remember this lesson 4 years from now when it’s her turn.

Thanks for waiting on today’s video.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it.  The final project just made me happy.

Hope you’re happy too!  Have a wonderful Thursday!  See ya tomorrow for the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!
August Host Code

Use the August Host Code FCV76A4T on your order of $20 or more and receive an incredible collection of 31 summer project tutorials! One for every day!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the special tutorials!

 

What’s New Wednesday – Falling Flowers Bundle

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

FALLING FLOWERS BUNDLE

 

What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post!

What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post!

Remember when you first laid eyes on the Stampin’ Up catalog?  You probably saw 5 or 6 “must haves” — bundles or stamp sets that were at the TOP of your Wish List.  For me, that bundle was Falling Flowers.  I am a sucker for swirls and the swirl in this set was just my style!  Whimsical yet elegant.  Yup!  That’s for me!  Just pair this set with your favorite sentiments and you are ready for some incredible cards!

At the Stamping Retreat I attended in June, this was one of the swaps I received from my friend Mimi.  Mimi is a part of Creativate, a group of demonstrators that I work with to train the demonstrators who are on our teams.  It’s a wonderful group of ladies that I LOVE creating with.  At our retreat, we all swapped (4) cards with each other and not only were Mimi’s cards amazing, but her layouts using this set were just fantastic!  Her cards are just stunning!

What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post!What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post!What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post!What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post!

More inspiration from Stampin’ Up…

What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post! What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post!

And how about one last idea….  This was my Thank You card that I sent everyone who placed orders last month.

What's New Wednesday? Falling Flowers Bundle - see LOTS of fun ideas using this fabulous bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 17, 2016 blog post!

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To order the FALLING FLOWERS stamp set OR the Bundle (stamp set and 10 piece May Flowers Framelit set), just click a pic! 

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I had a few of you asking about the Holiday Catalog, wondering when you will receive yours.  It should be soon!  Stampin’ Up should be mailing these out shortly.  The Holiday Catalog will start September 1st so they usually wait until later in August to mail them so there’s no confusion on ordering from it.  Trust me, when you see it, you will want to order right away… but you gotta wait until September 1st.

If you placed an order with me this year, keep an eye on your mailbox!  The catalog should be arriving soon!

I have been playing with some of the new bundles in the catalog and OOHHH AHHH are they great! Can’t wait to share with you!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!  See ya tomorrow for a video tutorial.  If all goes as planned I have a great Flash Card for you!

August Host Code

Use the August Host Code FCV76A4T on your order of $20 or more and receive an incredible collection of 31 summer project tutorials! One for every day!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the special tutorials!

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FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS MISS A BOGO SALE!

Now through October 10th

BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up at PaperPumpkin.com and use BOGO for the promo code. www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up by CLICKING HERE and use BOGO for the promo code.

And like any good sale, THERE’S MORE! When you subscribe through me, you’ll also receive a dozen bonus tutorials on ways to use your kit and the stamps in more ways. Paper Pumpkin just keeps on going!

I truly love Paper Pumpkin! Let me tell you why…

  • Everything is cut and ready for me to create
  • Everything I need to make the project is IN the box
  • When I’m done, I have a SUPER cute stamp set and ink spot to play with for other projects
  • I can take the box camping or when I travel for something fun to do in the hotel
  • I love getting a “present” in the mail every month

I hope you’ll check it out and give it a try! You can’t lose with this BOGO sale!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video – Pop Top Ribbon Slides

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

I love to find ways to upcycle things I normally throw away.  Today I want to share a fun way to use the pop top tabs that you see on soda pop cans.  They can be used in a whole new way on your cards!  Check out this fun tip to create your own ribbon slides.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Pop Tab Ribbon Slides - upcycle those pop can tabs to create a fabulous ribbon slide for your cards! See the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 16, 2016 blog post

Let’s get going with today’s video…

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

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video - Pop Tab Ribbon Slides - upcycle those pop can tabs to create a fabulous ribbon slide for your cards! See the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 16, 2016 blog post

This was just a quickie Flash Card that I created but it turned out pretty.  That pop tab gave great dimension to the card and I love the look of the nail polish.BorderGinny Update:  She’s doing really well from her wisdom teeth surgery.  In fact, last night she said, “I think I’m good and can go to rehearsal tonight.”  Mom said no.  She needed rest for sure.  So, you know, the next morning is always the hardest and yeah, she’s hurting a lot more today.  I am going to surprise her with some homemade ice cream.  That should cheer her up a lot.  Now if I can just keep that yumminess out of MY mouth, we’ll be doing good.  lol  I ADORE homemade ice cream so I am going to try to be good.  I just keep reminding myself, “It’s for Ginny”.

I hope you guys have a fabulous Tuesday!  I will back tomorrow with more fun stamping ideas!  See you then!
August Host Code

Use the August Host Code FCV76A4T on your order of $20 or more and receive an incredible collection of 31 summer project tutorials! One for every day!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the special tutorials!

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FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS MISS A BOGO SALE!

Now through October 10th

BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up at PaperPumpkin.com and use BOGO for the promo code. www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up by CLICKING HERE and use BOGO for the promo code.

And like any good sale, THERE’S MORE! When you subscribe through me, you’ll also receive a dozen bonus tutorials on ways to use your kit and the stamps in more ways. Paper Pumpkin just keeps on going!

I truly love Paper Pumpkin! Let me tell you why…

  • Everything is cut and ready for me to create
  • Everything I need to make the project is IN the box
  • When I’m done, I have a SUPER cute stamp set and ink spot to play with for other projects
  • I can take the box camping or when I travel for something fun to do in the hotel
  • I love getting a “present” in the mail every month

I hope you’ll check it out and give it a try! You can’t lose with this BOGO sale!

Make It Monday – Fresh Fruit – I Love You More Quickie Card

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

THE FRESH FRUIT COLLECTION

During the month of August, I have been sharing some wonderful Make It Monday projects created with the FRESH FRUIT stamp set and matching Designer Series Paper, FRUIT STAND.

Today’s card is a super quickie card.  We all need cards in a hurry sometimes and this one is perfect!

Make It Monday - I Love You More Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 15, 2016 blog post!

You guys know I hate to waste cardstock so I cut the Basic Black scallop square from behind the laying piece.  It’s all looks so nice with the apples in the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.

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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 - I Love You More Card - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 15, 2016 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the FREE I Love You More Quickie 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 I Love You More Quickie Card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

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FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS MISS A BOGO SALE!

Now through October 10th

BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up at PaperPumpkin.com and use BOGO for the promo code. www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

BOGO ALERT! For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up by CLICKING HERE and use BOGO for the promo code.

And like any good sale, THERE’S MORE!  When you subscribe through me, you’ll also receive a dozen bonus tutorials on ways to use your kit and the stamps in more ways.  Paper Pumpkin just keeps on going!

I truly love Paper Pumpkin!  Let me tell you why…

  • Everything is cut and ready for me to create
  • Everything I need to make the project is IN the box
  • When I’m done, I have a SUPER cute stamp set and ink spot to play with for other projects
  • I can take the box camping or when I travel for something fun to do in the hotel
  • I love getting a “present” in the mail every month

I hope you’ll check it out and give it a try!  You can’t lose with this BOGO sale!

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It’s been quite a morning! Got up early this morning to take Ginny to get her wisdom teeth out.  Poor thing.  She’s pretty puffy but the good news is that the surgery was easy peasy!  The doctor said it couldn’t have been any easier to pull them.  Yay!  Ginny is resting on the couch with ice packs on her face and a mouth full of gauze.  She wants to spend the day watching Disney videos.

You guys may have seen all the videos of kids coming out of anesthesia and saying really crazy things.  Well, not Ginny.  You would have never known she had surgery.  She was just her normal adorable self.  We were hoping to make her a viral sensation but I guess not.  lol

Oh, and a quick Roxie update…. no more Cone of Shame.  She has healed up enough to take it off and she hasn’t scratched once.  Thanks for all the sweet comments you left for my little pup.

I’m taking a stamping break today so I can play nurse maid to Ginny for the next few days but not to worry.  I will have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video tomorrow!  See ya then!

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August Host Code
Use the August Host Code FCV76A4T on your order of $20 or more and receive an incredible collection of 31 summer project tutorials! One for every day!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the special tutorials!