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!

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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.  đź™‚

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.

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Saying Good-Bye to…. Botanical Blooms & Suite Sayings

I still remember seeing Botanical Blooms in the new catalog last year.  I went NUTS for it!  WOW the fun things I was able to create with this stamp set and framelit set!

If you already own them, you know how amazing they are to play with.  If they were on your wish list, you might grab them up now.  These flowers just layer and layer and layer!

Today I wanted to share a Flash Card 2.0 video that I shared oh so long ago.  I love the card and the bright colors.

When I said this set layers and layers, can you see all the fun centers you can create.

 

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Whisper White card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ÂĽ”
  • Bermuda Bay Flash Card 2. 0 – 2 â…›” x 5 ½”, cut down to 1 Âľ” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White Flash Card 2. 0 – 2″ x 5 â…ś”

Want any of the items I used to make my card today?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic!


*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red retire on May 31st or while supplies last.

Here’s another great project that Stampin’ Up shared using the Botanical Builder Framelits.  Gorgeous, isn’t it?

Don't let this wonderful stamp set and matching framelits get away! It will be gone forever on May 31, 2017!

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I hope that your Wednesday is a fabulous one!  Show the world your awesome side today!!!  See you guys tomorrow!

 

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I say Good-Bye, You say Hello to….. Papilion Potpourri and Butterfly Punches

Say it ain’t so?!  Not my precious butterflies!!!  I have loved this stamp set and matching punches for many years but sadly, it will be retiring on May 31st.

Today’s card is a blast from the past but the WOW factor still remains.  You can make this card really fast so it’s a perfect NOW card.

Now or WOW Video - Pop-Up Butterflies - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the May 5, 2016 blog post!
Or, if you have a few extra minutes, you can make it a WOW card with some pop-up butterflies on the inside.

Now or WOW Video - Pop-Up Butterflies - check out the video tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Look for the May 5, 2016 blog post!

It really is an amazing card and what’s not to love about pop-up butterflies?

Here are my measurements in case you missed them:

  • Bermuda Bay – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, fold and score at 4 ÂĽ”
  • Crushed Curry – 4″ x 5 ÂĽ”
  • Whisper White – 3 Âľ” x 5″
  • Whisper White (insert) – 8″ x 5″, scored at 4″

Want any of the items I used to make my card today?  Remember, use what you have, Order what you need.  Just click a pic!

 

 

*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in Red retire on May 31st or while supplies last

 

We were without power yesterday afternoon.  Still not sure what caused the outage because it was a beautiful day.  I think they must have been doing some work on the lines in the neighborhood.  So, that means today is a “catch up” day.

I hope that your Wednesday is a fabulous one!  Show the world your awesome side today!!!  See you guys tomorrow!

 

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Saying Good-Bye to….Friendly Wishes

Time to say good-bye to another of my favorite stamp sets that sadly will be heading towards retirement.  Friendly Wishes has been one of my go-to sentiment stamp sets.  I love the bold sentiments in this set!

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Today’s “I Say Good-Bye, You Say Hello” is also a Flash Card Mash Up.  This is where I take a Flash Card and a Flash Card 2.0 and mash them together to create a fun card.  

 

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:

  • Melon Mambo cardstock – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 1 ÂĽ” and 4 ÂĽ”
  • Basic Black Flash Card 2. 0 – 2 â…›” x 5 ½”, cut to 1 ÂĽ”
  • Whisper White Flash Card – 4″ x 2 ½”, cut down to 3″

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Here are the supplies I used on my FRIENDLY WISHES Mash Up card!  Use what you have and order what you need!  Just click a pic! 

*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in red will retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

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I have one more video using the Friendly Wishes stamp set and the Sweetheart and Confetti Heart Punches that are also going away.

 

  • Thick Whisper White – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ÂĽ
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 11″ (or use scraps to punch 8-9 hearts)
  • Real Red Glimmer Paper – 2″ x 2″ (heart punch), extra if needed to fill in

Want to order any of the new products needed to create the LOVE YOU HEART Card?  To order, just click the pic!


*Also available in Wood Mount

Items in red will retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

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 Ant Mania Update:  I am so happy to report that the ants have left the building!  Wahoo!  It worked!  It was such a fast and inexpensive way to clear up that pesky ant problem!  Just to share again, in case you missed it, here is what I did to get rid of the ant invasion.

  • â…“ c. sugar
  • 1 T. Borax
  • 1 cup warm water

Mix together and drop cotton balls in the mixture.  Set the cotton balls in the lids of water or pop bottles and walk away.  In about an hour, the ants will be sucking that delicious concoction and take the Borax back to their nest….killing them all.

Thanks Pinterest!  You came to my rescue!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the Flash Back videos!  If you haven’t seen the retirement list and want to get the stamps and accessories on your wish list before they are gone, CLICK HERE to download the list!  Items are “While Supplies Last” so don’t let them get away.  Want to “see” everything that is retiring?  CLICK HERE to view them all in the Store.

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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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Saying Good-Bye to….Fresh Fruit stamp set

Time to share one of my favorite stamp sets that sadly will be heading towards retirement.  I don’t know what it is about fruit but I LOVE to stamp fruit!  It reminds me of summer and fruit has the most amazing color palate.  

Today’s “I Say Good-Bye, You Say Hello” is also a Super Flash Card!

SUPER FLASH CARDS - Create (8) Fabulous cards with only 6 sheets of cardstock! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

We all love cards that can be made in a Flash but today I want to share another way to use the Flash Cards system – 6 sheets of cardstock, 8 completed cards…. and yep, all in a Flash!

SUPER FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - 8 Cards with the Fresh Fruit stamp set - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the June 22, 2016 blog post!

I think the Fresh Fruit stamp set was the first stamp set on my order when the new catalog came out last year.  I just love it!  

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:

  • (4) 8 ½” x 11″ Cardstock card bases – score at 4 ÂĽ” and cut to 5 ½”
  • (1) 8 ½” x 11″ Colored cardstock – cut to 4 ÂĽ” – cut (1) piece to 2 â…›” x 5 ½”, cut the other to 4 ÂĽ” x 2 Âľ”
  • (1) 8 ½” x 11″ White or Vanilla Stamped cardstock – cut to 4″ – cut (1) piece to 2″ x 5 â…ś”, cut the other to 4″ x 2 ½”

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Here are my completed cards.  There’s no right or wrong, just get creative!  Even mistakes can be fixed.  Leave it to me to make those!

SUPER FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - 8 Cards with the Fresh Fruit stamp set - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the June 22, 2016 blog post! SUPER FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - 8 Cards with the Fresh Fruit stamp set - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the June 22, 2016 blog post! SUPER FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - 8 Cards with the Fresh Fruit stamp set - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the June 22, 2016 blog post! SUPER FLASH CARD Video Tutorial - 8 Cards with the Fresh Fruit stamp set - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the June 22, 2016 blog post!

I can’t wait to make these Super Flash Cards as peaches, pears, and apples.  Just think of those bright colors I can use.  What’s not to love?!

Here are the supplies I used to create my card.  I’ll bet you already have a lot of it already but to order what you need, just click a pic!

Items in red will retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the Flash Back Flash Card video!  If you haven’t seen the retirement list and want to get the stamps and accessories on your wish list before they are gone, CLICK HERE to download the list!  Items are “While Supplies Last” so don’t let them get away.  Want to “see” everything that is retiring?  CLICK HERE to view them all in the Store.

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Saying Good-Bye to….Endless Birthday Wishes

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

Some stamp sets fall in the “All Time Favorite” category.  Endless Birthday Wishes has always been high on my favorites list but it made another list recently….the Retirement List.

I’m sad to see this set go and I wanted to share a couple of videos with you using this set.  If it’s been on your Wish List, make sure to order it before it disappears forever.  Trust me, this stamp set will not disappoint.  It’s precious!

Today I want to share a throwback video to one of my favorite projects created with Endless Birthday Wishes.   Check out this SWEET birthday easel!

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

What’s not to love about this little easel sitting on a co-worker’s desk to remind them how special they are?

 

Super cute, right?  Well, there’s more.  You can take this easel and easily turn it into a birthday card.

Endless Wishes Shaker Easel - Go from a card to a sweet gift! Check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the April 19th post!

 

Here are the cardstock measurements and the matching Layering Square Framelits to help you create  (NOTE:  The Framelit measurements are the OUTSIDE measurement of the Framelit, not the cut size)

  • Pink Pirouette – 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use the 3 ÂĽ” SCALLOP Square Framelit
  • Basic Black – 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use the 3″ Square Framelit with the 2 â…ś” Square Framelit inside
  • Pool Party – 3″ x 3″, use the 2 Âľ” SCALLOP Square Framelit with the 2 â…ś” Square Framelit inside
  • Whisper White – 3″ x 3″, use the 2 â…ť” Square Framelit
  • Pink Pirouette – 1″ x 10″, cut down to 1″ x 7 Âľ” – score at 2 ½”, 3 ½”, 4 ½”, and 7″ (save the scrap for the flowers)
  • Window Sheet – cut to 2 ½” x 2 ½” (no Framelit used)

To create the card, here are the measurements you need to know:

  • Pool Party – 11″ x 4 ÂĽ”, scored at 4 ÂĽ” – from the bottom, measure 2 ÂĽ” and cut a slit from the 1 ½” mark to the 2 Âľ” mark

Here are the supplies I used on my Endless Birthday Easel Card.  Remember, use what you have, order what you need!  Just click a pic to order!

 

Items in red will retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last

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It’s a day of remembrance here in Oklahoma City today.  On April 19, 1995, two men plotted and initiated a horrible terrorist attack in our downtown area. A truck filled with explosives was placed in front of the Murrah Federal Building and at 9:02am, it exploded, killing 168 people and injuring close to 700.

I’m sure a lot of you remember that day and watching TV in total disbelief that anything like this could happen here in the USA.

It is a reminder that we should cherish every morning, say “I love you” to the ones we hold dear, and continue to pray for peace in our nation.

I don’t want the end of my post to be somber or make you feel sad but to encourage you to celebrate your life and to hug those you love.  đź™‚  I hope you know how much I love you guys and I want you to know that I cherish you!

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