MAKE IT MONDAY – Brights Birthday Banner

Make It Monday - BRIGHTS BIRTHDAY BANNER - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 12, 2017 blog post! MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Birthday cards are one of those cards that we need to always have on hand.  What I love about today’s Make It Monday is that this card is perfect for the guys or the girls.

Make It Monday - BRIGHTS BIRTHDAY BANNER - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 12, 2017 blog post!

I love the “rock-n-roll” technique on the candles.  It’s so awesome!

 
Make It Monday - BRIGHTS BIRTHDAY BANNER - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 12, 2017 blog post!

My demonstrator friend Mary designed today’s card.  Love her layout!

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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 - BRIGHTS BIRTHDAY BANNER - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 12, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free BRIGHTS BIRTHDAY BANNER CARD tutorial HERE

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Can I make a recommendation?  Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them.  Or, you can always search the Categories (left side bar) and click on Make It Monday.  You will see all of them in one place.

Here’s what you’ll need to create the BRIGHTS BIRTHDAY BANNER CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

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Today is Ginny’s first day at Broadway Bootcamp.  The camper is all set up and Christina and I are settled into the campground.

I will post pictures as I can.  It’s going to be a busy and crazy week!

Tomorrow I will have (2) Flashback 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you.  I know that you have BRAND NEW stamps coming your way and I have a TWO tips to help you mount them and trim them.  See you then!

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What’s New Wednesday – You Move Me bundle

What's New Wednesday - see the YOU MOVE ME bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 7, 2017What's New Wednesday - see new stamps and bundles from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

If you have your new Stampin’ Up Annual catalog, you may have been intrigued by the stamp set and framelits on page 170.  It’s unusual to say the least.
What's New Wednesday - see the YOU MOVE ME bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 7, 2017

When you look at the stamp set, you just want to scratch your head and say, “Huh???”  I know I did.

What's New Wednesday - see the YOU MOVE ME bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 7, 2017

I have heard from many of you asking questions about this bundle and I am so glad you did.  This bundle is SO different from anything Stampin’ Up has created before.

What's New Wednesday - see the YOU MOVE ME bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 7, 2017

When you give this card, the recipient will simply pull out the card and then the magic happens!  The stamped butterfly image will appear to be fluttering right out of the envelope!

How about I SHOW you what I mean?  Because the catalog JUST came out, I don’t have this bundle yet but after seeing this bundle in action, you can bet it moved to the top of my Wish List.  I would guess it will do the same to yours.  Let’s check out the video from Stampin’ Up today…

 

Want to add the You Move Me Bundle to your next order?  Just click the pic and you’ll be creating these amazing cards in no time!

Just a little update on my Weight Watchers journey.  It’s going GREAT so far!  Today marks the end of Week 3 and I am down 7 lbs as of today but YESTERDAY I was down 8 lbs. LOL  Today is my official weight in day so I was a little frustrated to see it go UP rather than down but I also know that as a woman, this is SO typically.  I know it’s just some extra water weight.  Last night’s dinner was a little high in salt but I am going to be a good girl and record ‘today’s’ weight.  I know I will see that other pound disappear before next week’s weight in.

In the past, seeing that number on the scale go up would have devastated me but not anymore.  I am putting the focus on my health and not let the scale define me.  I am also telling myself that I am not on a diet but making a lifestyle change.  Taking control over what I eat isn’t something I want to do for a short time but for a lifetime.

Mr. Awesome and Christina are on the journey with me.  Christina is down 8 lbs and Mr. Awesome is  10 lbs. lighter.  I think the best part about all of this is that we go for walks to bike rides together every night.  It’s great!

I hope that everyone enjoyed today’s video and it helps you ‘see’ how this bundle works. It’s just sooooo cool.  I can’t wait to play with it!!!

Well, Christina is waiting for me to go on a bike ride so I am going to close now.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!!  See ya tomorrow for Teach Me That!

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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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*Before Tax & Shipping

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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Don’t have a heat tool?   Just click the pic to add it to your order!

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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.

<sigh>

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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FLASH CARD – Just a Note Label Card – Video No. 95

FLASH CARD VIDEO - Just a Note created with Lots of Labels Framelits - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 26, 2017 blog post

I was playing around with the Lots of Labels framelits the other day and before I knew it, I came up with this fun Flash Card.  It was a fairly quick card too.

FLASH CARD VIDEO - Just a Note created with Lots of Labels Framelits - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 26, 2017 blog post

As I was creating it, I was so tickled at how I could use every little bit of cardstock.  I love how to extra frame adds just a little bit of extra to the card.

FLASH CARD VIDEO - Just a Note created with Lots of Labels Framelits - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 26, 2017 blog post
Let’s get doing with today’s FLASH CARD video….

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them.

  • Daffodil Delight – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored and folded at 5 ½” 
  • Basic Black Flash Card – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 2 ½” x 4″

Want to order any of the stamps or accessories needed to make today’s JUST A NOTE LABEL CARD?  Just click a pic to order! 

*Also Available in Wood Mount

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 Here in the USA, this is a long weekend — Memorial Day weekend!  Do you have big plans?  You would think we would be camping but we have LOTS going on this weekend so it didn’t work out.  Ginny will be singing at the high school graduation on Saturday and then on Sunday, we are heading back to Tulsa to see a musical I have wanted to see since I saw it on the Tony Awards — “Something Rotten“.  A comedy set in the 1590’s, “Something Rotten” is the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brother who are desperately trying to write a hit play.  Their arch nemesis, Will Shakespeare, seems to get all the lime light but with the help of a fortune teller, they write the world’s first musical, “Omelet“.

I am really looking forward to this show but you guys know how much I LOVE musicals.  I know this will be a favorite of mine.  The music is on my phone and it’s my go-to music when I go on walks.

I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend!  I am looking forward to stamping with you on Monday!

 

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Saying Good-Bye to…..Flower Patch & Flower Fair Framelits


Oh, the sadness.  I have always loved the Flower Patch stamp set and matching Flower Fair framelits.  Don’t let this gorgeous set pass by before it’s gone forever!

I created this card back in 2014 and it has always been a favorite of mine.  It’s a simple card but it sure packed a lot of WOW, even the NOW version!

The WOW card has some extra awesomeness to it.  I love that gold sequin trim and a few extra layers!

This Now or WOW video was one of my more popular videos with over 32,000 views over the past 3 years so I wanted to share it again. 

 

A couple of the colors I used are no longer available but not to worry.  I have the alternative colors listed below.

To order any of the supplies you need, just click a pic!

 

Items in RED will retire on May 31, 2017

Don’t let the Flower Patch stamp set pass you by!  Here are a couple other projects I created with this set!

FLASH CARDS 2.0 - Overwhelming Awesomeness - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO ON THIS FLASH CARD 2.0


I had a restless night sleep last night.  Why?  Well, I received a lot of backlash on yesterday’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  Viewers commented that I was being deceptive because I didn’t show the actual “stamping” on the Stampin’ Up cardstock. One even accused me of stamping it twice to obtain that deep, rich image while others said the video was not credible.  I was crushed to say the least.

My wonderful stamping friends…. I hope you know I would never do something deceptive on my videos.  Creating a video with all the information in 2 minutes can be a challenge and I have to cut out the excess.  I did cut out the part where I stamped on the Stampin’ Up cardstock but you’ve seen me stamp a thousand times.  I had no idea it would upset people and cause them to think I was being deceptive.  I considered re-shooting the video, but if I do, that means one less video for the week.  Instead, I changed the video to “Unlisted” so that only my blog readers can view it.  Instead of re-shooting it, I have a Flash Card video for you on Friday.  I hope you don’t mind.  🙂

In closing, I want to apologize if anyone felt I was being sneaky, deceptive, or trying to pull one over on you.  I love you all too much to do that!  Thank you for letting me share my thoughts.

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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