MAKE IT MONDAY – Swirly Celebration Tutorial

Make It Monday - SWIRLY CELEBRATION CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 15, 2017 blog post!MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Monday my sweet stampin’ peeps!  Are you ready to start the week with some stamping?  Today I have a simple card that is ready to create and the measurements are so easy.  

Make It Monday - SWIRLY CELEBRATION CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 15, 2017 blog post!

My demonstrator friend, Judy, created this card and I absolutely love it!  She said I could share it with you.  Swirly Bird has always been a favorite of mine.

Make It Monday - SWIRLY CELEBRATION CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 15, 2017 blog post!

Look at the sweet swirls on this card!  Too cute!

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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 - SWIRLY CELEBRATION CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 15, 2017 blog post!

 

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free SWIRLY CELEBRATION 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 SWIRLY CELEBRATION card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

*Also available in Wood Mount

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and a happy Mother’s Day!  We headed out for a great camping weekend.  It was the first camping trip of the season so we had a few little repairs to do and restocking things.  I never created a good list last year and I realized how much I forgot to pack when I got there but luckily the girls had to come back into town for a Choir banquet so they were able to pick up those little things from the house.

Gotta brag on Ginny.  At the Choir Banquet she was voted “Most Likely to Be on Broadway”, “Best Debut in Show Choir” and “Best Actress in a Musical”.  Wahoo!  She was so excited and I am super proud of her.

I hope you can join me tomorrow for the final video on vellum in the Vellum Series.  I have heard from so many of you that you really enjoyed learning all the fun ways to use vellum.  Be sure to join me tomorrow!  See you guys then!

 

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MAKE IT MONDAY – Flourishing Phrases Thank You Card Tutorial

Make It Monday - FLOURISHING PHRASES THANK YOU CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 8, 2017 blog post! MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI absolutely love sharing tutorials with you each and every Monday. I also love that I have a few demonstrator friends who love to share their creations with me…. and I share with them.  It just makes stamping more fun when we share, am I right?

Make It Monday - FLOURISHING PHRASES THANK YOU CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 8, 2017 blog post!

My friend Sharon created this card and it’s absolutely stunning, don’t you think?  

Make It Monday - FLOURISHING PHRASES THANK YOU CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 8, 2017 blog post!

I love that gold foil and the gold embossing on the flowers!

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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 - FLOURISHING PHRASES THANK YOU CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 8, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free FLOURISHING PHRASES THANK YOU CARD 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 FLOURISHING PHRASES THANK YOU CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

*Also available in Wood Mount

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WOW!  What a fantastic weekend we had!  Saturday night was the Kristin Chenoweth concert in Tulsa.  You may remember that Ginny will be attending her Broadway Boot Camp next month.  Kristin wanted to meet the teens ahead of time so she invited them to her sound check and asked them to join her on stage at the concert too.

This is only half of the kids (the other entered from the opposite side of the stage).  That’s Ginny in the back on the left.  She was SO excited to be a part of this night!  

The show was titled, “My Love Letter to Broadway” and I loved every song she sang.  Mostly show tunes including, “Popular” (Wicked), “Bring Him Home” (Les Miz), and a song she wrote for the show, “I’m Not a Diva”.  Here she is singing it, with scepter in hand.  It was hilarious!

While the kids were at the sound check, she talked about some of the “stars” that are going to be at the Boot Camp and although I can’t tell you (sorry) Christina and I SCREAMED when she told us one of the names.  She is a Tony Award winner and one of my favorites!!!  I still can’t believe Ginny will get to work with “her”.  They also said there are bigger names but they can’t say who yet.  Wait?  Bigger???  I am dying…. and I’m not even going to get to go.  I am so jealous of Ginny right now.

Sunday Mr. Awesome and I headed over to the camper to start loading all our stuff back in.  We are planning on camping this weekend (finally) so we had a couple of repairs to do.  Loading the camper is always tough.  I forgot to make a list of what I pulled OUT of camper at the end of the season.  Stupid thing on my part and I am now paying the price.  I NOW have a nice list going so this won’t happen again.  Can’t wait to head out on Friday!!  First thing packed in the camper?  A couple of Paper Pumpkin kits!  I have to do some stamping while I’m camping!

Well my friends, thank you so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed the Make It Monday project today.  I have to run.  Today is “Move Out” day at Christina’s college.  Time to bring my girl back home!

Have a great Monday.  Show the world how FABULOUS you are today!

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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MAKE IT MONDAY – Life Is Beautiful Tutorial

Make It Monday - Life is Beautiful CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 1, 2017 blog post! MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today is the day!!!  It’s the first day you can order the Eastern Palace bundle!  As a demonstrator, we can order new products early.  I love this perk and I LOVE that I can share a Make It Monday project using this bundle right away.

Get the Eastern Palace Bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 1- 31, 2017 - Use Host Code and receive 25 tutorials using the bundle as my gift to you!

I have been chomping at the bit to share projects using this bundle because it is by far the most amazing stamp set and framelit set I’ve ever played with!!!  I feel like I could spend DAYS sharing all the things this bundle can do.  No joke!  It’s just unbelievable!

The framelits interact with each other in the most amazing ways.  Some framelits leave the die cut attached to the card BUT if you want to remove it, a quick snip-snip-snip and you have a separate die cut.  Other framelits leave a detailed die cut image that can fit into another framelit. Is that cool or what?

Stay tuned to Simply Simple Stamping because I have so many tips and tricks to using those framelits and the stamp set.  The possibilities are absolutely ENDLESS!  

If you order either the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle and use the MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H I have an incredible set of tutorials to send you showing you 24 different cards using JUST what comes in the bundle.  No need to pull out more cardstock, extra stamp sets, other ink pads – just the things that are in the bundle (tutorials are based off of the Premier Bundle because this bundle has the Framelits).

I know, I seem really over the top excited about this bundle but I am blown away by all the things you can do with this!  How about I hush now and I get to sharing.  Sorry…. I am just THAT EXCITED!!!

Make It Monday - Life is Beautiful CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 1, 2017 blog post!

Is this card not GORGEOUS?  We created this quick card at a local meeting I had with some Oklahoma demonstrators.  They oohed and aahed over it.

Make It Monday - Life is Beautiful CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 1, 2017 blog post!

Can you see how the main center image stays attached to the card?  SO cool!  The flower in the center was created with 2 framelits that nest together but you can use them separately as well.  This bundle is just insanely COOL to use!

Oh, and if you look closely at what comes in the bundle, you’ll see THICK VERY VANILLA CARDSTOCK!  YAY!!!  This makes the card extra study and strong.  LOVE!

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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 - Life is Beautiful CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 1, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 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 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

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Crazy weekend here for the Stewarts.  We had storms like CRAZY over the weekend.  Christina attends a small university and the high winds actually picked up the bleachers from the baseball field and threw them against a house across the street.  Trees were taken out.  It’s a shame.  It’s an OLD campus with lots of established trees.

 I know we need the rain but does anyone else find nighttime storms unnerving?  Thunder, lightning, hail, wind.  Those storms that wake me up scare me for some reason.  It was like I was 7 years old again.  I HATED night storms when I was a kid.  Yep, it was a very LOUD weekend with very little sleep.

The bright spot was taking the family to see the musical “The Producers” at a community theatre in Guthrie, OK.  Guthrie is one of those old towns with the old downtown area.  It’s just so quaint!  I love going there. The theatre is ancient and I love all the detain inside.  The show was FABULOUS!  I love Mel Brooks humor.  He is one of my favorites.  It was a great time and I think we all needed the break from life to laugh….especially Christina.  She is about to start finals this week so you know she’s under a lot of stress.  Mr. Awesome has been working some long hours on a big project at work.  It was nice to get them out for the night to just have FUN.  

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Thank you for letting me share my excitement for the Eastern Palace Suite.  I have been so excited to share it with you.  I know this bundle will become your favorite go-to bundle.

Tomorrow, I have another vellum 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you. Join me then!

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!

Get the Eastern Palace Bundle at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 1- 31, 2017 - Use Host Code and receive 25 tutorials using the bundle as my gift to you!

MAKE IT MONDAY – Wilderness Awaits Tutorial

Make It Monday - WILDERNESS AWAITS CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 24, 2017 blog post! MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

It’s Monday and nothing starts off the week better than some stamping. Am I right?  Well, how about a card for the guys?  Masculine cards are always a challenge for me but a demonstrator friend, Rose, shared this card with me…. and I am excited to share with you.  

Make It Monday - WILDERNESS AWAITS CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 24, 2017 blog post!

What do you think about that cool camouflage technique?  So cool, right?  Perfect for the guys!

Make It Monday - WILDERNESS AWAITS CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 24, 2017 blog post!

And I love how she used a similar technique on the inside of the card too.  I just had to give that a try!

Make It Monday - WILDERNESS AWAITS CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 24, 2017 blog post!

To make it easy, I have a tutorial to share for today’s Make It Monday!

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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 - WILDERNESS AWAITS CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 24, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free WILDERNESS AWAITS 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.

Make It Monday - WILDERNESS AWAITS CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 24, 2017 blog post!

Here’s what you’ll need to create the WILDERNESS AWAITS card.  Use what you have, 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 will have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you tomorrow. It’s another fun way to use our cardstock vellum.  I hope you’ll join me!  Happy Monday my sweet peeps!


Use APRIL HOST CODE CRTQN3WE on your order of $20* or more and you’ll receive a fabulous set of 30 stamping tutorials to inspire your creativity!  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!

*Before tax & shipping

MAKE IT MONDAY – Quick & Easy Manly Birthday Card

Make It Monday - QUICK & EASY MANLY BIRTHDAY CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 10, 2017 blog post!MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Monday everyone!  I am so excited to be back here on the blog AND to be back home.  I spent the last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the Stampin’ Up OnStage conference.  I had the BEST time.  I will share more below but i wanted to get started with today’s Make It Monday project.  It was inspired by a card that a friend made using one of the new stamp sets that will be in the new catalog.  I changed the stamp set, changed the colors as well, and voila!  I created a quick and easy masculine birthday card!

Make It Monday - QUICK & EASY MANLY BIRTHDAY CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 10, 2017 blog post!

Masculine cards are always a challenge but just wait until you see what stamp set I used to create this manly card.  There’s nothing masculine about the stamp set at all!  It’s the That’s the Tag stamp set from the Occasions catalog (page 23).  It’s a bundle as well but I chose to use just the stamps for this card.

Make It Monday - QUICK & EASY BIRTHDAY CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 10, 2017 blog post!

Make It Monday - QUICK & EASY MANLY BIRTHDAY CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 10, 2017 blog post!

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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 - QUICK & EASY BIRTHDAY CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 10, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free QUICK & EASY MANLY BIRTHDAY 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 QUICK & EASY MANLY BIRTHDAY CARD.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

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This card was so quick & easy I decided to make a card for a friend.

Make It Monday - QUICK & EASY BIRTHDAY CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 10, 2017 blog post!

Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, and Very Vanilla.
Make It Monday - QUICK & EASY BIRTHDAY CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 10, 2017 blog post!

I colored the dots with a pink Sharpie marker.  They look like bubbles!

Make It Monday - QUICK & EASY BIRTHDAY CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the April 10, 2017 blog post!

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As I mentioned earlier, I had a great time in Minneapolis.  I never even thought about the fact that Mall of America was in Minneapolis!  I have always wanted to go there.  I’m not much of a “shopper” so we pretty much just wandered around.  We did stop for dinner there on Saturday night because I had to try a Minneapolis staple – the Juicy Lucy.  I ate it before I remembered to take a photo so I swiped this one off the internet but check this out!  The inside of the burger is filled with cheese.  I was in beef & cheese heaven!!!  I have to tell you, my stomach is growling as I look at this photo.  No trip to Minnesota would be complete without Cheese Curds either. Here in Oklahoma we have fried cheese, sure, but Cheese Curds are the rich uncle to fried cheese.  The cheese was so smooth and yummy. 

The conference itself was incredible.  It always is.  I have seen the new catalog and although I can’t show it to you yet, I can tell you that you are going to LOVE it!  There are so many new fun stamps and framelits waiting for you!!!

A highlight for me was meeting some of my team members for the first time.  I had a blast hanging out with Mary Beth and Tracie!  These two had me laughing and smiling all day.  I had other team members who attended some of the other venues that Stampin’ Up hosted and I have been stalking Facebook to catch some photos.  It looks like everyone had a marvelous time.  That makes my heart happy.

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Before I close I do have something very important to tell you. A couple of weeks ago, my email server, Cox Communications, sent me a message saying they were going to shut off my email address due to….. wait for it…. “lack of activity for over 150 days”.  You have GOT to be kidding me?  I send dozens of emails every DAY.  What do you mean lack of activity?  I contacted Cox before I left to check on this and they assured me that the email was sent in error.  Well, you guessed it….they shut down my email address.  Anyone who contacted me got a message saying that the account was deleted.  Thank heavens I have a back-up email address but I was one unhappy camper.  I spent an hour on the phone with them and they had no clue why this happened.  It’s back on but I still think a lot of my emails aren’t coming in.  With that being said, if you contacted me last week and you haven’t heard back from me, would you send me another email?  I would really appreciate it and I apologize for the inconvenience.  I think it may be time to shop for a new email provider.  I am not impressed with Cox right now.  They really didn’t fix the problem… Mr. Awesome did.

Well, my rant is done and as you can imagine, after being gone for a week, I have a lot to catch up on.  Laundry, emails (those that I could save), and I have a new idea for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video I want to share. Join me tomorrow!


Use APRIL HOST CODE CRTQN3WE on your order of $20* or more and you’ll receive a fabulous set of 30 stamping tutorials to inspire your creativity!  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!

*Before tax & shipping

Make It Monday – Somebunny Sweet Easter Card

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I just love sharing tutorials with you on Monday.  It’s a great way to start the week with a card that is ready to create, the measurements are laid out for you.  Easy easy.  I also love that I have a few demonstrator friends who love to share their creations with me…. and I share with them.  It just makes stamping more fun when we share.

My friend Tami created this card and I wanted to share it with you because it was just too cute not to share.  I absolutely love it, don’t you?  That bunny is just so adorable!

This will be a perfect card to send for Easter.  I hope you will give this card a try.  To make it easy, I have a tutorial to share for today’s Make It Monday!

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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!

 

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free SOMEBUNNY SWEET 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 SOMEBUNNY SWEET card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

 
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I had such a great weekend!

Mr. Awesome and I went to see Christina in her Sooner Theatre debut of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical”.  Guys, she was awesome!  She played Jolene from good ol’ Oklahoma.  A fun-loving girl who has LOTS of money thanks to her ex-husbands.  “I should probably warn you the only fly in the syrup might be that my last couple of husbands ain’t exactly been declared ‘legally’ dead yet.”  

She has tricked Lawrence into marrying her and he and Freddie have to get a little sneaky in order to get rid of her.  Christina really has a gift for great facial expressions on stage and I really loved watching her perform and sing.  That girl has some PIPES!

Had to get a picture after the show.  This is Lucas Ross (who played Freddie), myself and Christina .  I have to brag on Lucas for a minute.  He’s basically our local celebrity.  I watch him all the time on the local morning show, Rise & Shine.  He just makes me laugh and I adore him. Well, getting to know him after the show, I see that he is just as sweet and lovable in person.  He and Christina have had a blast working together and I can see why — they share the same sense of humor.  He was fantastic as the slimy Freddie.

BorderTomorrow, I have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you. If you struggle to keep your clear mount stamps on the block, this video will change your life!  Join me then!


Use APRIL HOST CODE CRTQN3WE on your order of $20* or more and you’ll receive a fabulous set of 30 stamping tutorials to inspire your creativity!  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!

*Before tax & shipping

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