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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TEACH ME THAT – Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you, step-by-step, how to use the Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Hmmmm that’s a lot to type so how about I call it DTIEF.   Everyone good with that?  Cool.

These folders are similar to our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders but there are some differences.

The DTIEF are designed to:

  • Leave a deeper impression
  • Give more detail
  • No bottom cutting plate required
  • Spritz with water or emboss dry
  • Be easier to sponge ink on final impression

Are you ready to learn how to use them?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

  • Begin with you Big Shot Platform.  If you are using the platform with the hinges, you will want all the tabs ‘out’.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

  • Lay the DTIEF directly on the Big Shot platform (no bottom cutting plate).TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post
  • Place your cardstock inside the DTIEF.  
  • Some die cutting machines can ‘cut’ through the paper.  It’s best to test on a scrap piece of cardstock first.  If your DTIEF is cutting into the paper, you should spritz with water first.  The Stampin’ Spritzer is perfect because it’s leaves a fine mist on your cardstock.TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post
  • Place a cutting plate on top of the DTIEF.  Run through your Big Shot machine.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

  • Just look at the super deep impression!
  • You can leave it ‘as is’ or you can gently sponge ink to make the impressions pop even more.

Now you’re ready to create a card using the technique?  Here’s what I did with my dry embossed cardstock.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Whisper White – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Tempting Turquoise – 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Lemon Lime Twist  – 4 ⅞” x 3 ⅝”
  • Tempting Turquoise 3 ¾” x 1 ¼” and White 3 ¾” x 1″ (Triple Banner Punch)
  • Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon – 8″

Want to create my FEELING BLESSED CARD using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder?  Just click a pic to order!

Here’s another card using a DTIEF.  This one features the Pinewood Planks folder.  The texture this DTIEF leaves is absolutely gorgeous!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

On this card, I did some gentle sponging with Soft Suede ink.  What a difference that makes!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

Thought I might as well use the cut out heart.  I cut a smaller heart from it and adhered it to the front.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

The inside of the card is simple and sweet.TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 15, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for my PINEWOOD PLANKS HEART CARD: 

  • Crumb Cake – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Cherry Cobbler – 2″ x 2″

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!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

Day 3 of Broadway Bootcamp was unbelievable!!!  So much happened but the big thing was that Ginny landed a BIG solo for Friday night’s performance. The song is “Seasons of Love” (Rent) and at the end of the song there is a VERY high note that is always a show stopper. I will be sure to record it and share next week.

All the kids were treated to professional headshots and the make-up girl said to Ginny, “How many times a day do you get told you look like Taylor Swift?”  It’s true, she does.

Ginny also had her session with Faith Prince on her audition song and she taught her SO much.

Last night was the Broadway Dance Party. All the kids dressed as their favorite Broadway character. Ginny went as Maria from “Sound of Music”.

Here she is with Kristin Chenoweth and Faith Prince.

She had an amazing night! Today is a full day. She goes until 7:30pm and then off to a Drillers baseball game to sing the National Anthem. She won’t be back until about 10pm so yep…long day for sure. Does she mind?!? Heck no! She’s having the time of her life!!!

I just fell in love with the Pinewood Planks Hearts Card so I decided to make a video on it.  And guess what?  It is a MAKE IT IN MINUTES video too.  Be sure to tune in tomorrow for that!  

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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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MAKE IT IN MINUTES – You Make Me Ridiculously Happy

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - You Make Me Ridiculously Happy Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 9, 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

Today’s card is ridiculously gorgeous, ridiculously easy, and ridiculously FAST!

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - You Make Me Ridiculously Happy Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 9, 2017 blog post

This card is actually MUCH prettier in person.  The colors are so bold, they look they they are just popping off the card!

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - You Make Me Ridiculously Happy Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 9, 2017 blog post

Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Black…. wow.  Just WOW!  I love it!

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”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 3 ½” x 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¼” x 4 ½”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″ (optional for inside)

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Want to order any of the supplies needed to create the YOU MAKE ME RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY CARD?  To order, just click the pic!


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Can’t believe it but tomorrow is the day!!  We head out for Tulsa for a week for Ginny’s Broadway Bootcamp!!  The list of Broadway stars just keeps growing and this Mom is losing her MIND over it.  OH how I wish I could MEET these people!  Faith Prince, Kathy Najimy, John Tartaglia, and of course, Kristen Chenoweth.  There are LOTS more – choreographers, music directors, and casting directors.  It’s just going to be amazing!  She is going to be on Cloud 9, I have no doubt.

If wi-fi is good at the campground, I will post pictures from Bootcamp too.

I hope that you guys enjoyed today’s card.  I know I will be using this stamp set A LOT!  I love those words and I love those flowers.  I hope you will give it a try!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  See ya next week!!!!  I’m off to pack!

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TEACH ME THAT – Background Stamping

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create with Background stamps.  I have always loved to work with these big stamps because they give the base of my cards an instant ‘texture’.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

This background stamp, Post Script, is a has a collage/vintage style.  I  love that I can create a background like this without having to stamp a dozen different images to achieve it.  Not to mention, I am not very good at collage so it’s nice that Stampin’ Up did the work for me.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

Are you ready to learn how fast and easy Background stamp are?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Begin by laying your Background Stamp on your work table.  Add ink by tapping the ink pad all over the stamp.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Gently lay your cardstock in the center of the Background Stamp.  Be careful not to move it around – there’s already ink on your cardstock as soon as you lay it down.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Cover the cardstock and stamp with scratch paper (I just use copy paper or junk mail)

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Give your cardstock a nice massage.  Rub your fingers all over it, making sure to get the edges, corners and all around the middle.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Gently lift the cardstock away, being careful not to slide it.  You don’t want to get ink in areas you don’t want.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

  • Admire your background paper that you created in less than a minute!

Now you’re ready to create a card using the technique?  Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Crumb Cake – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Fresh Fig – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ⅞” x 4 ⅞”, cut to 3 ¼” x 3 ⅞” after stamping
  • Burlap Ribbon – 3 ½”

Want to create my SENDING LOTS OF LOVE CARD using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!

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Here’s another card I created using the Definitely Dahlia background stamp.  This card was SO fast to create!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

I love the new Fresh Fig In Color.  It’s a very rich and regal color.  Pair it with Daffodil Delight and you have a winner!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

I added just a touch of the Eastern Palace Designer Paper and the new Double Stitched ribbon.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create with Background Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 8, 2017 blog post

Here are the measurements for this card: 

  • Daffodil Delight – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Fresh Fig – 4″ x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Designer Paper – 1″ x 3 ¾”
  • Ribbon – 5″ plus a bow

Want to create my LIFE IS BETTER WITH FRIENDS CARD?  Just click a pic to order what you need!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

Stampin’ Up has some wonderful new background stamps!  Add any of these to your next order by clicking a pic!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

I hope that you liked what you saw today!  I think Background Stamps are just the cat’s meow when it comes to quick and easy cards.  LOVE them!!!  I hope you will give them a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate you guys more than you will ever know!!!  Have a wonderful Thursday my friends!

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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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