2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Creating a Double Loop Bow

Happy Tuesday my stampin’ peeps!!!  Last Tuesday I shared a tip on making ribbon bows that was as easy as tying your shoes.  After I created that video, I wondered if this same technique would work to create a double loop bow and lo and behold, it worked!

Let me share today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip on creating double bows!

 

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Hope you learned a new trick in today’s video and will order some ribbon and get busy creating some beautiful bows!  Have a fabulous day my friends!  See ya tomorrow for What’s New Wednesday!

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Quick & Easy Bows

Happy Tuesday my stampin’ peeps!!!  Hope you’re having a wonderful day so far.  I am so glad you stopped by for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  Today’s tip is on making ribbon bows but you can also use Baker’s Twine using this tip.  There are LOTS of different ways to make a bow and today’s tip is quick and easy.

Making pretty bows was always a challenge for me. My bows always looked lopsided.  I learned this little trick to making bows and my lopsided days were done.  Today I want to share the trick with you.

 

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 It seems both my girls brought home an extra treat from Broadway Bootcamp – head colds.  Ugh.  Yesterday I watched two sick girls coughing, sniffing, blowing, and sleeping on my couch all day.  I feel so bad for them.  Not fun.  We heard from one student from bootcamp that they had strep throat so I am counting my blessings that this is nothing more than a nasty cold.  Strep is awful!

On the plus side, it meant that I could get laundry caught up, go through the mail, catch up on emails, etc.  I had a lot to do so having them just sleep it off was fine with me.  I do hope today is a better day and that it’s a short-lived cold.

Today I hope to get some stamping time under my belt but first…. gotta clean that room.  Something exploded in there!  Oh wait, that was just creativity at work.  Well, gotta clean up the creative mess and get back to the fun!

Hope you enjoyed today’s video and will grab some ribbon and get busy creating some beautiful, non-lopsided, bows!  Have a fabulous day my friends!  See ya tomorrow!

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Mounting & Trimming Rubber Stamps

Blast from the Past 2-Minute Tuesday Tip

Because I am out of town this week, I wanted to share a couple of 2-Minute Tuesday Tip videos that have been super helpful to me.  As many of you get your NEW stamp sets in from the new Stampin’ Up catalog, I hope today’s tips will be helpful.

The first tip I want to share with you a great idea for mounting your clear mount stamps (the red rubber stamps).  I really struggled to get those stamps to mount right on the vinyl label and today I want to share this tip on how to make it easy peasy double cheesy.

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Have you ever hit the outside edge of a stamp with ink?  So irritating, right?  It’s happened to all of us.

I appreciate that Stampin’ Up stamp sets are already die cut but there are just some stamps that need to be cut closer to keep from catching that outside edge.  Today I have video that will help you with this.  You won’t have to do this to every stamp you have, mind you, but let’s face it…. we just have some that need to be trimmed down.

 

One pair of Paper Snips dedicated to cutting rubber are a must!  To add these to your next order, click the pic!

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 Well, Day 1 of Broadway Bootcamp was amazing!  Ginny came home with SO many great experiences and a notebook full of notes.  The tips these Broadway stars are sharing are phenomenal.

Ginny sang her song for Kristen Chenoweth and Kristen smiled and said, “That is your money song!”  (A money song is the term used for the song that will get you the part.)   Ginny was freaking out….in a good way.  The choreographer, Lara Teeter, was wonderful but Ginny quickly learned she needs more help I need this area. Hey, that’s what this Bootcamp is for – to learn your strengths and weaknesses so you can improve.

Today she will work one-on-one with Tony Award winner Faith Prince, who is going to really tear into her audition song and help her perfect it.  They also brought in a professional photographer to do their resume headshots today. 

I’m sure today will be another amazing day but they called it Bootcamp for a reason.  Ginny was there working for 11 hours yesterday. Just think of all that knowledge she is gaining! Wow! Over 200 high school students auditioned for this camp and they chose 45 to attend.  I am so proud of my girl and excited to watch her grow from this experience!

I hope that everyone has a fabulous Tuesday! I will be back tomorrow so I hope you’ll join me then! From Tulsa with love! ❤️ 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Creating Designer Paper with Sentiments

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Creating Designer Paper with Sentiments - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the June 6, 2017 blog post

I had one of those lightbulb moments the other day.  I was playing around with this new stamp set and realized I really didn’t have any designer paper that I felt went well with it.  What’s a stamper to do?  Create their own Designer Paper!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Creating Designer Paper with Sentiments - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the June 6, 2017 blog post

In today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip, I will show you how to quickly create your own Designer Paper using any sentiment stamp.

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Creating Designer Paper with Sentiments - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the June 6, 2017 blog post

Want to order any of the products I used on my card today?  Just click a pic to add them to your order!

 

Did you enjoy that idea?  I hope so.  Remember, ANY sentiment will do.  You must have lots of them so have some fun creating some great Designer Paper to use with your favorite sentiments.  It’s kind of addicting to do.  Enjoy it and have fun!!

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Removing Framelits from Packaging with Ease

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Removing Framelits from Packaging with Ease - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 30, 2017

Have you ever struggled to get a Framelit or Thinlit off the adhesive that comes in the packaging?  That adhesive is great for keeping the Framelits in place but you want to be really careful peeling it off.  You don’t want to risk bending a precious, delicate Framelit.

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Removing Framelits from Packaging with Ease - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the May 30, 2017

I picked up this tip from a fellow demonstrator and so I gave it a try.  It worked like a dream!  Do you want to learn this secret tip?  Check out today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip.

 

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Dear Whirlpool People,

I don’t like you.  What a mess you caused my wonderful Mr. Awesome!

It seems you put the WRONG model number on the box of our new dishwasher.  After pulling out our old one, opening the box of the new one, we were stunned.  It was anything BUT the dishwasher we purchased.  100% different.  My wonderful husband had to stop what he was doing, load up the dishwasher we JUST bought, go back to Lowe’s, try to explain something that made no sense, only to find out that the only one you have left is the floor model.  UGH.

So, Whirlpool People, you are not my friend.  I am now hoping that your dishwasher is better than your ability to put model numbers on the side of a box.

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Yep, that was OUR Memorial Day.  How was yours?

Can you believe that tomorrow is the LAST day of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog AND the 2017 Occasions catalog?  So today and tomorrow are you absolutely last days to order any of the retiring products.

Not sure what is retiring?  CLICK HERE for the full retirement list*

*Some items may already be sold out as the items are “While Supplies Last”.

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – No More Botchy Stamped Images

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

HAPPY DANCING in my new clothes!

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

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

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

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

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

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