Make It Monday – Sunburst Birthday Card

MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comDid you survive Daylight Savings Time?  I’m one of those who really does like the Spring Forward, Fall Back thing.  I really do but it does take me a few days to adjust.

I do have a wonderful MAKE IT MONDAY project for you today.   Each Monday I share a project with you PLUS a printable project sheet that you can take with you to your stamping space.  You can download it too, if you prefer to work off of a laptop or tablet.  No subscription, no fees, FREE because you guys are SO awesome!MAKE IT MONDAY - Sunburst Birthday Card - FREE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the March 14, 2016 blog post

Download the Tutorial HERE!

I have an idea for you.  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.

Want to order any of the supplies needed to create today’s Make It Monday?  Click a pic!  Remember, the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum is only available through Sale-a-Bration.  You can earn it for FREE with a $50 order* (before tax & ship)!

 

*  Earn (1) free Sale-a-Bration stamp set for every $50 you spend

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Don’t forget!  Sale-a-Bration is STILL going on through March 31st!  That means FREE STAMPS and STAMPING TOYS for every $50 you spend!  Stampin’ Up also added (3) BRAND NEW Sale-a-Bration items too!

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Guess what?  WE ARE DONE with the office!  Yay!!!  I have never been so happy to have it done!

We went from this (a rare picture where this space was clean because I was about to teach a class)…

Connie's Ikea Office Makeover - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - February  25, 2016

….To THIS!

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A desk for me and a desk for Mr. Awesome.  I’ll let you guess which side belongs to Mr. Awesome.  Here’s a hint…. Star Wars toys on the shelf.  lol

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I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY this morning as I type my blog post from a super comfy chair and a desk free of clutter.  I have space to write my thank you cards to all of you now!  Wahoo!

Speaking of thank you cards, here lately I’ve noticed several orders from customers who check the box not to be contacted.  I have heard from a lot of you that you had no idea that checking NO to that box meant that I legally can’t contact you.  In fact, your privacy is so protected that Stampin’ Up hides not only your address but even your NAME.  So, if you have never received a thank you card from me for your order, this means you checked that second box “No”.

Setting up your account - please check YES to allow your demonstrator to contact you if you would like to receive a thank you card, new catalogs, etc.

If you don’t mind a card from me and would like to opt back in, here are the steps to do that:

  • CLICK HERE to go to my Online Store
  • Sign in (upper left corner)
  • Click “My Account” (upper right corner)
  • Click “My Demonstrator (see photo)
  • Check the box to “allow my demonstrator to contact me” (see the blue box in the photo)
  • And most important – SAVE changes

From here on out I will know that you ordered and can say thank you with a hand stamped thank you card and send you catalogs throughout the year.

Setting up your account - please check YES to allow your demonstrator to contact you if you would like to receive a thank you card, new catalogs, etc.

Well, that’s it for me today.  I hope you guys have a WONDERFUL Monday!  See ya tomorrow for a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video on Perfect Banners.

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Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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Hey Guys!  Hope you’ve had a GREAT week so far but it’s Friday and that means one thing around here… Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge time!

I love this layout!  Simple enough but fills some great space.  
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - May 15, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
What do you see when you see this sketch?  Are you in the mood for flowers?  Do you see the circles being something totally different?  Can you see a sympathy card layout?  Well, whatever you see, it’s time to take the 
STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD WEEKEND CHALLENGE!

This weekend’s sketch has SO many possibilities!  

  • The circles can be cardstock, designer paper, anything!
  • The strip can be ribbon, paper, stamped, anything!
  • The circles are different sizes but get creative with your sizing!

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now over 1,700 strong!  

Are you part of the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group?  If not, come join in on the fun and be inspired by stampers from all over the world! 

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - May 15, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
I thought I would push myself out of my comfort zone and make a masculine card.  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.  I’m thinking this is perfect for my friend Daniel who just graduated from the University of Oklahoma.  Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - May 15, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI used the Adventure Awaits stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  Whaaaa, I haven’t used this set enough on my blog for you to fall in love with it but it’s a GREAT stamp set for the guys!  It’s available through June 2, 2015.  It has great BIG sentiments in it and I love those because they fill up a lot of space and that means less work for me.  It’s kind of hard to tell how big they are because in the catalog they are shown 50% smaller.

Here are the supplies I used on my card today.  Click on a pic to order what you might want or need!

I hope you all have a terrific weekend!  I hope you’ll come back next week for lots more cool stamping stuff!  I’ll be home on Tuesday with GREAT samples to share!!!

Swapping with my friends!

Stampin' Up Grand Vacation to Hawaii 2015 - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comOne of the things I love the most about the Stampin’ Up Incentive trips are the swaps.  We each bring 25 swaps (all the same card) and Stampin’ Up swaps them out for 25 new cards created by my fellow demonstrators!  It’s so much fun to see other styles and techniques.

Here is the card I create for the Hawaii swap.  
Stampin' Up Grand Vacation to Hawaii 2015 -Swap cards -  www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
You guys know how much I love pink and black together… add polka dots and bling and I’m in heaven!Stampin' Up Grand Vacation to Hawaii 2015 -Swap cards -  www.SimplySimpleStamping.comThe ½” circle Silver Glimmer paper dots set it off nicely!

The Petal Potpourri stamp set is SO fabulous!  I am sad that it’s only available for a couple more weeks.  It ends on June 2nd.  Do you have it yet?  Oh, please do yourself a favor and order this bundle.  The stamp set and the punch are SO much fun!  The Flower Medallion punch is returning but it’s the stamp set that is such a great WOW set!  There’s nothing like it in the new catalog Guys so get it while you can.

Here are the supplies I used to create my card.  Remember, if you place a $2o or more order and use the Hostess Code VED4NWV9, you’ll receive the exclusive video & tutorial for May!

I hope you guys have an incredible Wednesday!  I hope to be back with more goodies tomorrow!

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

I just have to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone and your sweet comments.  I am just blown away by how kind you guys are!  You have no idea how much it means to me.

I am trying to focus on what’s ahead.  As I said, we got Christina moved out of the dorm and back home for the summer.  I’m surprised it all fit in the Traverse but it did!  Her room looked so sad when we left.  The sweet girl on the right is Emily, Christina’s roommate.  What a sweetie!  They will be in different dorms with new roommates next year so it wasn’t good-bye forever.
Saying Good-bye to Freshman Year!
So, to keep from being upset or frustrated about all the bad weather going on, someone on Facebook posted this…their version of a movie poster for Tigernado!  Guys, I have never laughed so hard in my life.  That flying tiger in the upper left just slays me!  I love it!  Thought maybe it would make you giggle this morning too.  Maybe not.  Maybe you had to be here to hear about the tigers escaping during the tornado warnings?  You had to laugh to keep from crying.
Just for fun!
I do have a great challenge for this weekend though!  
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Join me!  www.SimplySimpleStamping.com
I thought a Color Challenge for May 8, 2015 would be fun. Create a project, any kind of project, using these three colors (you can also add Whisper White or Very Vanilla as a neutral).
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - May 8, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comLast time I posted a color challenge some of you weren’t happy because you didn’t have the exact colors I used.  NOT TO WORRY!  Use any form of pink, light blue, and yellow.  🙂  It’s all good!  I just want to help you get started with a stamping project!  Use your own creativity on the layout but stick to these colors.

Hmm, what do you guys think… think I’m ready for some bright happy colors?   Yep!  Those dark gray skies need some happy colors in them!

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with these colors, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  We have over 1,700 members and LOTS of inspiration to share.

Not a member of the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group?  
CLICK HERE to join the Facebook group.

Here is what I created for the Weekend Challenge…

It’s the card I created for my Mom for Mother’s Day.  
Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - May 8, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI used the Mother’s Love stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  It’s a 2-Step stamp set so you stamp the flower outline in one color and the flower in another.  I LOVE 2-Step stamps.  They are my favorite!Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - May 8, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI had to decorate the inside of the card too.  🙂  Love how it turned out!Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - May 8, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI want to point out something about the Mother’s Love stamp set.  It’s a great set even after Mother’s Day!  There are only 2 stamps that really focus on Mom but that sentiment is great for birthday cards too.

Do you see those funky little stamps?  Yep, those are the 2-Step that you stamp in another color and stamp right over the outline stamps.  It doesn’t get any easier you guys!  It’s a GREAT stamp set!!!
Mother's Love stamp set by Stampin' Up.  Order yours before June 2, 2015 at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Here are the supplies I used on my card.  The items in RED are going away on June 2, 2015!

Glue Dots

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Want this month’s ‘Let’s Get Creative’ video & tutorial?  Be sure to add MAY HOSTESS CODE VED4NWV9 to your order of $20 or more.  Ordering more than $150?  DON’T use the code so you can collect the $25 in Stampin’ Rewards AND you’ll also receive the video & tutorial!

Well, my wonderful Stampin’ Friends, I hope you have a great GREAT weekend!  We’re battin’ down the hatches preparing for a crazy and wild weekend of hail, tornadoes, and all kinds of insanity.  I appreciate your prayers!  God is good….all the time… no matter WHAT!

Love to all and I will see you back here on Monday!

FLASH CARDS 2.0 – 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All PART 2 – Video No. 65

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comI had such fun creating 2 for 1 cards with the One Tag Fits All stamp set on Monday, I decided to do 2 more!  One Tag Fits All is a FANTABULOUS stamp set with a lot of variety!  

Check out the cards I create today!  Yep, just ONE set of Flash Cards 2.0!
FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 15, 2015 blog post FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 15, 2015 blog postI love these little lights and I really LOVE how it looks like they are strung and held up with the flowers!  This would make a pretty wedding card too.FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 15, 2015 blog postFLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 15, 2015 blog postWhen I think of gems, I think of jewelry.  When I think of jewelry, I think of Tiffany’s.  When I think of Tiffany’s, I think of that fabulous blue and white together.  Coastal Cabana is a dead ringer for Tiffany blue!

Here’s PART 2 in my One Tag Fits All Flash Card 2.0….

If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are the products I used on my Flash Cards today.  Remember, use what you have, order what you need.  The One Tag Fits All and the matching Note Tag punch are the most important.  You can improvise with some of the other things.  Look at the embossing folders you already have, look at the ribbon you have lying around.  Make it work!  🙂

ORDER what you need by clicking a picture below!

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Well, that’s it for me today!  The taxes are finally DONE.  Oh, how I hate taxes.  The only thing worse is PAYING taxes….which I had to do.  🙁

This calls for chocolate so I will go take care of that right now!   Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!  See you guys tomorrow!

FLASH CARD 2.0 – 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards Part 1 – Video No. 64

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.comSo glad you guys could stop by today!  I have a fantastic FLASH CARD 2.0 video for you.  Today I am going to create two Flash Cards from just one set of Flash Card 2.0 pieces.  Hey, if you’re making one card, why not make two?

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Are these SWEET or what?  I used just one stamp set, One Tag Fits All, and one ink pad, Smokey Slate.  Keeping them simple makes them go together really quick too!
FLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 13, 2015 blog postFLASH CARD 2.0 video - 2 for 1 One Tag Fits All Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - April 13, 2015 blog postLet me share today’s FLASH CARD 2.0 video with you…
If you are unable to view the video, CLICK HERE to view it online.

Here are some measurements in case you missed them

  • Soft Sky card base – 11″ x 4 ¼”, scored at 5 ½”
  • Whisper White card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White Flash Card 2.0 – 2″ x 5 ⅜”
  • Daffodil Delight Seam Binding – 10″
  • Pink Pirouette Seam Binding – 7″ + small bow

Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create my card today.  A nice, short and sweet list!  If you don’t have the One Tag Fits All stamp set and punch, it’s a must have.  It’s ready to create 5 cards – sentiments and images!  What’s not to love about that?   Click a pic below to start your order!  

Be sure to add APRIL HOSTESS CODE Z446RUPW to your order of $20 or more to receive this month’s Let’s Get Creative exclusive video & tutorial.  If your order is $150 or more,

Glue Dots

$4.95

Be sure to join me Wednesday for Part 2 of One Tag Fits All Flash Cards and tomorrow I have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip on Stampin’ Sponges that you won’t want to miss.  See you then!

Oh, but before I go…. an update on something I shared with you on Friday.  Just heard from Ginny and she got the LEAD ROLE in “Little Shop of Horrors” at her school!!!  I am SO excited for her and I have a card all ready for her when she gets home.  She’s going to make an amazing Audrey in the show.  I can’t wait!

And with that I leave you to your Monday.  Hope it’s a fun and productive week for you!  See ya tomorrow!

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