Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Thank you all for your patience while I am away on vacation.  I appreciate you guys SO much!  I had to share a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge though.  No weekend is complete without a challenge. Check it out!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 27, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

  • The colors and shapes mean nothing….get creative!
  • The layers can be Designer Paper, cardstock, or a stamped image
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

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 at 3,000 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

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Here’s what I have lined up for this weekend’s challenge…..

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Want to create the “Happy Umpteenth” birthday card?  Just click a pic! 

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A little different take on the challenge.  Not rectangles but banners instead!  The colors are fabulous and HAPPY!

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Want to create the “Congrats” card?  Just click a pic! 

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I’ve missed sharing with you guys this week.  No, really….I have!  We have been having a wonderful time and enjoying some amazing food.  Truth…. I was most excited about the food.  I’m in heaven!

So Mr. Awesome and I have pedaled our way across Naples, Rome, and Florence.  Today and tomorrow, we will explore France.  I still can’t believe I’m here!

We won’t be flying home until Monday so I will be back here at Simply Simple Stamping on Tuesday.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend!


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Make It Monday – Going Global Lucky Stars

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

I just love the Going Global stamp set.  I was sad that it didn’t make it in the new catalog so don’t miss out on getting this wonderful masculine stamp set.  It really is fantastic.  Check out this fun card for that special guy in your life!MAKE IT MONDAY - Going Global Lucky Stars Card - FREE TUTORIAL at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 23, 2016 blog post

MAKE IT MONDAY - Going Global Lucky Stars Card - FREE TUTORIAL at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 23, 2016 blog post

Download the FREE Lucky Stars tutorial HERE

Here’s the supply list for the Lucky Stars card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!

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I  had to squeeze in a Make It Monday before I left on vacation.  I hope you enjoyed this one and trust me when I say you NEED (yeah, I said it… you NEED) the Going Global stamp set.

Well, today is a “sea day” so I plan to just relax and enjoy some quiet time with Mr. Awesome.  His new job has kept him busy so I know he needed this break as much as I did.  I hope your day is relaxing too!

I do plan on taking a few days off of the blog but I will be back on Friday with a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge.  Next week, things will be back to normal.  Have a great week!!!


Use the May Host Code TBQYSVPX on your order of $25 or more and receive a surprise gift in your hand stamped thank you card.

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the free gift!

Limit (1) free gift per customer

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Wow!  Friday snuck up on me!  That always happens when I have tons to do before vacation.  lol  Not to worry, there is a fabulous Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for you before I leave.  Let me share it with you….

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 20, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

  • The colors and shapes mean nothing….get creative!
  • The layers can be Designer Paper, cardstock, or a stamped image
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

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 at 3,000 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

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Let me share with you the creations I have for you this weekend….

These colors are so beautiful together and what a fun way to mix up some of your favorite embossing folders!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 20, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create the “Many Thanks” card?  Click  a pic!

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Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 20, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Bright colors are my favorite and this card brings in some great Designer Paper and just a POP of that Botanical Builder framelit.  It is just fabulous!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 20, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Want to create the “They Say It’s Your Birthday” card?  Click  a pic!

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Well, tomorrow is the day.  Mr. Awesome and I will be on a plane to Barcelona, Spain to board the Stampin’ Up Incentive trip to the Mediterranean!  Excited isn’t a big enough word!!!  This is a dream vacation for us and I am SO SO grateful to all of you who order through my site and support my business.  I am so blessed to be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator…so very blessed.

Stampin' Up Incentive Trip 2016 - Norwegian Epic

I will not be able to post while I am away. Sorry!  I had hoped to get some things scheduled but time just got away from me.  I know you guys understand and I so wish I had more time to get some things ready. I will be back on May 31st though and I will have a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for you on the 27th so be sure to come back for that!

Bon Voyage my sweet stamping friends!  I will share more when I return!


Use the May Host Code TBQYSVPX on your order of $25 or more and receive a surprise gift in your hand stamped thank you card.

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the free gift!

Limit (1) free gift per customer

25 Years of Wedded Bliss

Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary!

Guess what today is?  Mr. Awesome and I were married 25 years ago today.  Awww….look at us.

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

How blessed are we that we haven’t changed a bit in 25 years?! Oh, and don’t hate me or anything but after 25 years I can still fit into my wedding veil.

So, this morning I set out to make Mr. Awesome an anniversary card.  Hardest card I have ever had to make.  I wanted it to be really special because Rich keeps every card I’ve ever given him.  After a couple of panic attacks, here is my finished card.

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

Our wedding colors were black, red, and white.  I know, not traditional but the church was also black, red, and white so it was really pretty.

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

The Silver glimmer paper was perfect for the 25th silver anniversary.  That little heart is covering up a boo-boo.  lol

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

I had some of the retired Black glimmer paper and it sure made the card look amazing!

25 years of Wedded Bliss! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - May 18, 2016 blog post

The “forever” and “love” sentiments came from the First Sight stamp set.  Here are the supplies I used on my card today. If you want to add any of these gems to your stamping collections, just click a pic to order!

Now comes the hard part.  Writing all I want to say to him inside.  I don’t want to get mushing here but guys, this man is my rock and my best friend.  25 years later and I would still marry him again in a heartbeat!  He’s my everything, he really is.  Okay, tears just thinking about it… I think I had better close.

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I hope you guys have a wonderful day!  I hope to have a video for a new Flash Card for you tomorrow so join me then, okay  Love you guys!


Use the May Host Code TBQYSVPX on your order of $25 or more and receive a surprise gift in your hand stamped thank you card.

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the free gift!

Limit (1) free gift per customer

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

How did it get to be Friday already?  That really snuck up on me. Are you ready for another Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge?  You’ll love this one.  The window is really fun to work with!

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

  • The colors and shapes mean nothing….get creative!
  • The layers can be Designer Paper, cardstock, or a stamped image
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

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 at 3,000 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group

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Here’s what I created for this weekend’s challenge…..

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I thought this card was so striking!  Something about that black on the Soft Sky and a POP of Rose Red.  I just love it!  I will have a Monday Make-It Project Sheet for you on Monday so be sure to stop back by.  I even changed up the colors on it so you’d have more color ideas for it.

Want to create the Floral Birthday Card?  Click a pic to order! 

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Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for May 13, 2016 - check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

My friend Sharon made this card and it’s perfect for the weekend’s challenge!  She used blender pens to color in the flowers.  So pretty!!!
Want to create the Floral Thank You Card?  Click a pic to order! 

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A crazy weekend lies ahead for us so I am going to get busy to see if I can stay ahead of it all.  Ginny has a jam-packed weekend of recitals, sleep-overs, and filming a short film with her friend Cody.  Gotta love being a Mom Taxi.  Actually, she’ll be driving in about a year so I think I will just enjoy the time in the car with her for a little while longer.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!  See ya Monday!


Use the May Host Code TBQYSVPX on your order of $25 or more and receive a surprise gift in your hand stamped thank you card.

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FLASH CARD 2.0 – You Wonderful Thing You – Video No. 72

Flash Cards by Connie Stewart - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

What?  Two videos in two days???  Yep, you bet!  I have been having so much fun stamping this week I just had to share another video with you.

FLASH CARD 2.0 Video Tutorial - You Wonderful Thing You Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 12, 2016 blog post! FLASH CARD 2.0 Video Tutorial - You Wonderful Thing You Card - see the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com. Just look for the May 12, 2016 blog post!

This card makes me happy.  I love the colors, I love the die cut flowers, I love the banner.  It’s hard to believe it was made with just 2 little pieces of cardstock.

Let me share the video with you…

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

Here are the measurements in case you missed them:

  • Whisper White card base – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Bermuda Bay Flash Card 2. 0 – 2 ⅛” x 5 ½”, cut down to 1 ¾” x 5 ½”
  • Whisper White Flash Card 2. 0 – 2″ x 5 ⅜”

Want to order any of the supplies needed for today’s FLASH CARD 2.0?  Just click a pic!

Make note!  The 15% discount on the bundle goes away on May 31st so if you don’t have this bundle yet, get it now while you can get a great discount on it!

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Bike ride #2 last night.  7.5 miles!  Wahoo!  I am actually enjoying this!  Except for one thing…. my tushy HURTS!  You kind of have to build up some toughness  to the seat.  It will come.  So, I shared this for a reason.  Rich and I decided that on our Mediterranean cruise, we wanted to “pedal” our way through the cities that we stop in.  I hope that we can find bike tours in each city but we found one in Naples that looks amazing.  This will also keep me motivated to keep on riding.

AND, we heard back from the director of “9 to 5: The Musical”.  I am so excited that ALL THREE of us were cast!  Christina got the biggest role of Judy (played by Jane Fonda in the movie), I am Kathy the office gossip, and Ginny is the Candy Striper in the hospital and also in the Ensemble.  I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that we all three get to do a show together.  It’s a first for us.  Rehearsals don’t start until late July so I won’t have a lot to share about it but I thought I would give you the update.

That’s it for me today!  Hope you all have a great Thursday and hope you’ll join me tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!


Use the May Host Code TBQYSVPX on your order of $25 or more and receive a surprise gift in your hand stamped thank you card.

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the free gift!

Limit (1) free gift per customer

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