Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday – Choose Happiness Screen Card

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Hey everyone!  I am thrilled to be sharing today for Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday!  The final Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Wednesday for 2014.  Over the weekend I received a Christmas card created by my friend Gayle Enouen.  It was a beautiful screen card and I wanted to create it myself but thought I would change it to an “any occasion” card.
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Free video - Choose Happiness Screen Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com I used only one stamp set, Choose Happiness, and the results were so elegant!
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Free video - Choose Happiness Screen Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday Free video - Choose Happiness Screen Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com It may look like a difficult card but it’s actually very simple.  Let me share today’s video…

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

Here are some measurements in case you missed them:

  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 11″ x 5 1/2″, score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, and 8 1/4″
  • Color Me Autumn Designer Paper – (4) pieces 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock – (4) pieces 4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock – (4) pieces 3 1/2″ x 3/4
  • Marina Mist cardstock – 4″ x 1″

Here are the supplies I used on my card today.  Use what you have, ORDER what you need.  Just click the picture below to go directly to my Online Store. 

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

MAKE IT MONDAY – Scallop Ombre Card Tutorial

Make It Monday - OMBRE SCALLOP CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 26, 2017 blog post! MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Monday everyone!  I am so excited to share today’s tutorial with you because it was so easy and SUCH a fun card to create.  On Thursday I shared a TEACH ME THAT on Ombre stamping and I showed you this card.  Today I want to show you how I created this card.

Make It Monday - OMBRE SCALLOP CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 26, 2017 blog post!Aren’t those Ombre scallops beautiful?

Make It Monday - OMBRE SCALLOP CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 26, 2017 blog post!

And check out this pretty Ombre stamping!  I changed up the technique a little.  You’ll see what I did in the tutorial.

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Now it’s YOUR turn to create!  Want to work off your mobile device?  Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.  Click the picture to make it larger!

Make It Monday - OMBRE SCALLOP CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 26, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free SCALLOP OMBRE 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 SCALLOP OMBRE CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

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YAY!  It happened!  Ginny got her driver’s license with only 2 deductions, both on parallel parking.  Can you blame her?  Who doesn’t struggle with parallel parking?  I am so excited to say that “Mom Taxi” is no longer in business.  Ginny is a really good driver and a very defensive driver.  My Dad taught me defensive driving and I am so glad he did.  He taught me to always be watching what the other drivers are doing and to be prepared on how to handle it.  His advice has served me well and now I am passing that onto my kids.  Both Christina and Ginny and big advocates of NOT being on your phone while driving (this mom LOVES this).

To celebrate her birthday, Christina treated her to a ComiCon (comic convention).  Here they are dressed in costume (because that is the best part of ComiCon).  

Christina is Kimmy Schmidt from “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (a hilarious show on Netflix).  Ginny is decked out as a modern-day Merida from “Brave“.  Are they adorable or what?  Love it!  My whole family then went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant.  Gotta love family time!!!  Funny story….. someone called the cops on us.  No, I’m not joking!  There is a bingo hall right next to the restaurant and after dinner we were letting the kids run off some energy and we chatted some more.  Someone inside didn’t like that we were loitering outside and a police officer showed up.  He was super nice and thought the phone call was ridiculous as we were not doing anything wrong. He said he gets calls from them all the time.  Bingo must be pretty serious and having any movement outside the windows is a distraction.  Well, we weren’t arrested so that was good.  lol  Just still find it funny that someone would actually call and bother the police with something like that.

Ginny’s birthday weekend was completed with yet another trip to Tulsa (we have seen more of Tulsa in the past month than we ever saw in 17 years of living here).  We had tickets to see “Matilda: The Musical” and WOW was it amazing!  

No words can describe this show!  Written by Roald Dahl (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and if you know his writing, his stories are very dark.  The music was incredible and this show had about 9 amazingly talented kids.  I don’t think any adult could sing and do such physical choreography but these kids had some power.  The performance we saw was the final performance of the national tour.  How sad those kids must be to have this show come to an end.

Busy busy busy weekend but tons of fun!  Weekends like this make me happy to see Monday though.  I need this week to be a little calmer…. and no police.

Thanks for joining me for MAKE IT MONDAY!  I love sharing tutorials with you and whether you have the stamp set or not, I hope you will play with this Ombre technique.  It’s a lot of fun to create.  See you tomorrow for another 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  I’ll give you a hint…. it’s another tip on bow making.  I know you will want to see it.  Until then my stampin’ peeps!

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Now or WOW – Happy Birthday Washi Card

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post
Now or WOW - a new series by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I am thrilled to share a new NOW or WOW video with you.  This card started as a NOW but as I looked at it, I realized that with a few extra steps it could be a WOW.

Let’s start with the NOW card.

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

I love the new Happy Birthday thinlit.  That font is fabulous!

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

The Pick a Pattern Washi Tape is most definitely a winner!

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

This is a great NOW card, but look at the WOW card!  

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

Can you see that wonderful shadow behind it?

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

And that dimension is wonderful!  I used the new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to do that.

NOW or WOW Video - Happy Birthday Washi Card - learn how to create this fun pop-up at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 23, 2017 blog post

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

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Thick Whisper White – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Tempting Turquoise – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”
  • Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”

To make this a WOW card just add:

  • Basic Black – 3 ¼” x 3 ½”
  • White Baker’s Twine – approx. 44″

Want to create the NOW or WOW Happy Birthday Washi Card?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic! 


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Today is a VERY special day in our house.  Today is Ginny’s 16th birthday!  You guys already know how proud I am of this girl.  I could gush for hours on her, I really could.  She is one amazing kid!  This morning, we are headed to…. you guessed it, the DMV to have her take her driver’s test.  She is feeling really confident in all areas of driving except one.  Anyone want to take a guess?  It’s the one thing we all struggle with when it comes to being behind the wheel – the dreaded parallel parking.  Ugh.  I am 50 years old and I STILL have a hard time parallel parking!  I typically just keep driving around until I find a different parking spot.

She has been taking driving lessons from a local company (our schools no longer offer Driver’s Ed) and she gets amazing scores on her driving but today is the BIG DAY.  I know she will do well but I know she has got to be so nervous.

I will give you the update on Monday but for now, I need to go because she has to be there early.  Say a little prayer for her!

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I hope that everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!  See ya Monday my sweet stampin’ peeps!

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MAKE IT IN MINUTES – Pinewood Planks Heart Card

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Pinewood Planks Heart Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 16, 2017 blog postMAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Yesterday I shared a card in the TEACH ME THAT series and I realized that this card deserved a video tutorial.  It turned out amazing and I really want to teach you how to create it.

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Pinewood Planks Heart Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 16, 2017 blog postMAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Pinewood Planks Heart Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 16, 2017 blog post

I love the window in this card and I especially love the sponging on the pinewood to make it more pronounced.  Gorgeous!

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Pinewood Planks Heart Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 16, 2017 blog post

Let me share today’s video with you….

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Here are the measurements for my card: 

  • Crumb Cake – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 1 ½” x 1 ½”

Need any of the items I used on my PINEWOOD PLANKS HEART CARD today?  Use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic to order!

 

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What a fun and crazy week it’s been.  Last night the kids sang the National Anthem at a Drillers baseball game. They sounded amazing!  The video is on Facebook and I am not sure how to post it here (CLICK HERE to go to the Broadway Bootcamp page).

Yesterday they treated the choir and drama teachers of the students to a luncheon. Ginny’s choir teacher drove to Tulsa for that and I’m so glad she did. They really spoiled the teachers and being one of the worst states in the nation for teacher’s salaries, it was nice to honor them and thank them for staying in Oklahoma to teach.

Tonight is the Showcase the kids have been working on at Bootcamp and to say I am excited is an understatement!  Ginny has shared so many amazing stories over this past week and tonight we get to see them strut their stuff!

I will share what I can about the performance on Monday. 

It’s been fun camping but this girl is ready to head home. We will pack it up all Sunday morning and it’s back home.  Yay!

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Hope you all have an amazing weekend!  Have some fun, okay?  I will be back on Monday to share another Make It Monday!

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MAKE IT IN MINUTES – Easy Watercolor Card

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Watercolored Just a Note Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post
MAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Confession: I am the world’s worst watercolor. I have always been jealous of those of you who can.  I just can’t watercolor….or so I thought! 

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Watercolored Just a Note Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

This card was so easy and the watercoloring is SO fast and I knew it was perfect for Make It In Minutes!   The colors are so bold and beautiful, I honestly surprised myself at how it turned out.

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Watercolored Just a Note Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

Let me share today’s video with you….

 

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Here the measurements for my card in case you missed them:

  • Berry Burst – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Whisper White – 2 ½” x 4″

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Wahoo!  It’s a camping weekend for the Stewarts!  I am in need of a break too.  It’s supposed to rain all weekend and when I’m camping, that is a good thing.  I love listening to the rain on the camper roof.  I don’t know why.  It’s just relaxing.  

I do plan to play a little catch-up while I’m there.  I need to get Thank You cards sent out to many of you.  With kids being home from school and some other issues that popped up this month (a little health scare for Christina but she’s okay), days aren’t as long as I wish they could be.  I will be sending those out soon, Guys, promise!

Oh, and I just have to share this….. I spoiled myself the other day and had my windows cleaned.  I don’t know why I never thought about hiring anyone to do it (anyone else hate to clean windows?)  I am so embarrassed at how BRIGHT everything is now.  Sometimes you don’t realize how dirty your windows are until they get cleaned.  It was a sweet young couple who started this little company and they have done quite well.  I love hearing stories like that.  These two found a need and met the need.  They not only cleaned my windows but the tracks too (eww, dead bugs and grime – so glad they did it for me).  You know, sometimes you just have to treat yourself to things like this.  Do yourself a favor…look up residential window cleaning and have someone come make your home look brighter.  It made me so happy!  It’s the little things, right? 

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