TEACH ME THAT – Baby Wipe Technique

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog postTEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Are you ready for a new Teach Me That!  Every Thursday I share a new technique to help take your stamping creativity to a whole new level.  

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create a unique “stamp pad” from a baby wipe.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

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

  • Place a folded baby wipe on a clear block or plastic surface. 
  • Gather 3-4 reinkers in your choice of colors.  I chose 4 shades of pink – Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Randomly add about 6-8 dots of the darkest color of reinker on the baby wipe.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Continue with the color one shade lighter….

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • …and the next.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Fill in any spaces with the lightest color.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Use a solid image stamp and use the baby wipe as your “ink pad.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Stamp onto your cardstock.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Continue using this mock ink pad to stamp.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Now you’re ready to create a card using the baby wipe technique!

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

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

  • Melon Mambo – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Basic Black – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 2 ½”
  • 16” White Bakers Twine

Want to create my THANKS CARD using this technique?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount

What to do when you’re done with that inky baby wipe?  

Here’s another version of the baby wipe technique.  This one uses the brand new glossy white cardstock!  Item #144240

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • Bring together the 4 corners of the inky baby wipe.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

  • On Glossy White cardstock, dab & swirl, dab & swirl the baby wipe around the cardstock.  The ink will just glide over that glossy finish.

Now, how can you use that gorgeous piece of glossy stamped paper?  Check out this card!

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

I used the Eastern Beauty stamp set to stamp the flower and the matching Thinlits were used to pop the flower out.

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

A little silver glimmer made this card pop!

TEACH me that! Learn the Baby Wipe Technique at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post
Here are the measurements for my second card: 

  • Whisper White Thick – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White – 4” x 2 ½”
  • Glossy White – 3 ⅞” x 2 ⅜ ”

BRAND NEW ITEMS USED

  • Glossy White Cardstock – Item #144240
  • Eastern Beauty Bundle – Item #145308

THE NEW CATALOG GOES LIVE AT 1pm CENTRAL TIME!!!!  Are you ready with your Wish List?

The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up catalog goes live tomorrow, June 1st! I would love to be your Stampin' Up demonstrator! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I am so excited to finally be able to place my order from the new catalog!  Some of my top pics are

  • Coffee Break Suite (page 30-31)
  • Tabs for Everything bundle (page 43)
  • Lemon Zest bundle (page 90)
  • Colorful Season bundle (page 147)
  • Lovely Friends (page 173)
  • Fabulous Flamingos (page 177)

My list goes on and on, trust me. 🙂

I know a lot of you are excited about the Daisy Delight bundle but you will have to hold tight for just a bit – June 26th you will be able to order that.  The punch was available to Stampin’ Up demonstrators in May and they sold out more than they projected.  I do apologize for the inconvenience. 

If you don’t currently have the new catalog, click the pic to download it!  It’s FABULOUS!!!

When you use the JUNE HOST CODE 7GAJZGZV, I have a collection of tutorials for you, all using NEW stamps and accessories!  This is a collection you will most definitely want!

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May 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Sprinkled with Love Cookie Box

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin - Sprinkled with Love Alternative Project - Cookie Box - get the FREE Tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 31, 2017 blog post

Hey Paper Pumpkin Peeps!  Did you enjoy May’s Paper Pumpkin kit?  Wasn’t it delicious?  I had a chance to play with mine a few days ago and I just loved the stamp set we got this month.  I love creating Birthday gifts like this and the stamp set this month was perfect!

One of the fun things I do for my subscribers is to reward them with some BONUS tutorials.  Here I share different ways you can use your kit or the stamp set so that the fun doesn’t stop when you have made everything in the kit.

I thought I would share this fun Cookie Box with you, just as a sneak peek of another way to use the kit this month.  You may recognize the box because I shared a video with you on how to create it a couple of weeks ago.

(Click here to see the video)

When I saw this month’s kit had a donut theme, I was hoping that the cookie box would work with one of the stamps and sure enough, it did!

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin - Sprinkled with Love Alternative Project - Cookie Box - get the FREE Tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 31, 2017 blog post

What’s not to love about a cookie with sprinkles?  Sprinkles make us HAPPY!

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin - Sprinkled with Love Alternative Project - Cookie Box - get the FREE Tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 31, 2017 blog post

May 2017 Paper Pumpkin - Sprinkled with Love Alternative Project - Cookie Box - get the FREE Tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 31, 2017 blog post

CLICK HERE to download the tutorial for the SPRINKLED WITH LOVE COOKIE BOX

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, this is a GREAT time to join!  First-time subscribers get an introductory 25% off for June, July, and August.  Paper Pumpkin is perfect for summer!  Take your Paper Pumpkin to the park, in the camper, on the plane, or in the car!  Everything you need is in the box!

How do you join Paper Pumpkin to take advantage of this offer?  Just click the pic and enter the Promo Code STARTHERE   – Deadline to sign up for this offer is June 10, 2017.  

The promo code is important!  Don’t forget to add it!  STARTHERE

 

You can skip or cancel at any time.

If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, this is a great time to give it a try. Who doesn’t love 25% off?  Remember, the promo code STARTHERE   Join before June 10, 2017!


The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up catalog goes live tomorrow, June 1st! I would love to be your Stampin' Up demonstrator! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

WAHOO!  Tomorrow is the DAY!  Our new Stampin’ Up catalog goes LIVE tomorrow at 1pm central time!  I am so excited because my wish list is VERY long.  How about yours?

I will have a new JUNE HOST CODE for you tomorrow morning and you definitely want to use it because I have a collection of tutorials using NEW stamps and accessories from the new catalog.  It’s a wonderful set of instructions that you will want in your files for inspiration.  So, check back in the morning for that.

Oh and here is one more surprise…. Stampin’ Up is offering a Stampin’ Reward bonus in June.  If you place a $350 or more order (this could all be for you OR gather orders from friends), you will earn BONUS Stampin’ Rewards – $35 MORE.  So, a $350 order will gain you $77 in FREE PRODUCT.  This promotion is great for those of you with LONG wish lists OR if you have friends who love Stampin’ Up.  Go in together and split the rewards.  It’s a sweet deal!

This all starts tomorrow at 1pm central time!

Well, I have a very busy day ahead of me.  As a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I like to take all my retiring stamps and accessories off my shelves and reorganize.  This is Connie’s version of spring cleaning.  🙂

Not to worry, I have a Teach Me That technique all lined up and ready to go for Thursday so come back and join me!

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)

Today is the LAST DAY to use the MAY HOST CODE QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace bundle (Starter or Premier Bundle). 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 – Thank You for Being My Friend Tutorial

Make It Monday - THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 29, 2017 blog post!MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Memorial Day to my USA stamping friends!  I hope you are enjoying a nice long weekend and today off of work.  Why not take some time to create today since you don’t have to be in the office!

I have a beautiful Make It Monday tutorial for you.  It was designed by my friend Linda and I wanted to share it with you because it was such a wonderful technique and a great way to add that burst of color without a lot of work.

Make It Monday - THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 29, 2017 blog post!

I love the “spotlight” look of this card, don’t you?

Make It Monday - THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 29, 2017 blog post!

The sentiment is from Bookcase Builder but any sentiment would be lovely here.

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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 - THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 29, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND 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 THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

*Also available in Wood Mount

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Best. Day. EVER!!!  Yesterday we drove to Tulsa, OK to see a musical I have been dying to see – “Something Rotten“.  The show was absolutely FABULOUS!!!  It’s been a long time since a show has moved up the ranks in my list of Top 10 favorites but “Something Rotten” just earned the #1 slot.

The cast was amazing and oh so talented and I was beyond excited to see Adam Pascal (whom I have loved since I heard him sing in the original “Rent” soundtrack) played William Shakespeare.  He stole my heart!!!  He was so fun to watch and you could tell he was having a blast in the role.

I found a fun video from “The Today Show” if you’d like to get a little taste of it but let me just say, if you love musicals, THIS is a “run don’t walk” to see it show!!!

 

And here is a fun piece of trivia for you.  The guy in this video who played Nick Bottom is one of my favorite actors, Brian D’Arcy James.  Well, I was digging through some old Playbills from shows I’ve seen and I found “Les Miserable” from 1991.  Mr. Awesome and I saw it on our honeymoon.  A little slip of paper fell out of the program and it had the understudies listed for our performance and you guessed it, Brian’s name was on that list.  He was understudying for a no-name character!  We must have seen him in this when he was a struggling actor.  I flipped my lid when I realized that we had seen him “way back when”!  It always makes me smile when I see him now.

It’s a shame the show closed yesterday or I would have paid to see it again. 

That’s it for me today!  I am going to enjoy the day with Mr. Awesome and the girls!  I hope you have a wonderful day as well!

 

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!

TEACH ME THAT – 2-Step Stamping

2-STEP STAMPING

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

When I first started stamping with Stampin’ Up back in 2002, there was one stamp set in particular that made me fall in love with stamping.  It was called “Terrific Tulips” and it was the first 2-Step stamp I had ever seen and it was that set that had me hooked on stamping.

I love that 2-Step stamping is still a “thing” and it still wows me every time I create with these amazing stamps.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

See how you can create dimension and texture with just ink and stamps?  

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you step-by-step how to do the 2-Step.

Are you ready to learn how?  Here we go!

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

2-STEP STAMPING

All of Stampin’ Up’s 2-Step stamp sets are in photopolymer because being able to see where you are stamping is crucial for 2-Step stamping.  If you have any of our older 2-Step stamp sets, they may be red rubber (clear or wood mount) and for those, I would recommend a Stamp-a-ma-jig for better placement. (CLICK HERE FOR A TEACH ME THAT using a Stamp-a-ma-jig)

I’m going to be using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.  This set has a twist — it’s actually a 3-Step although you can create great projects with 1, 2, or all 3 layering stamps.

  • The first thing I want you to notice about this set are those little numbers by the cupcake.  See the 1-2-3?  They are there to help you know the order of the stamps.  Nice addition, huh?

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • So, I am going to begin with Stamp #1.  Stamp #1 will be your darkest or deepest color.  I am stamping in Flirty Flamingo using Stamp #1.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Not very impressive right now, but just wait.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • I am now ready to stamp with Stamp #2.  I chose Blushing Bride but it was just a little too dark so I chose to stamp off on scrap paper first.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Most of the 2-Step stamp sets are designed to just lay right on top of the other.  The great thing about photopolymer stamps are that they clear so you can see right where to stamp.  

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • The other great thing about 2-Step stamping is that being 100% accurate on placement isn’t crucial.  You want to be close but if you’re off a little to the right or left, your images will still be beautiful.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Last stamp – Stamp #3.  Pink Pirouette is the perfect color to fill in my white space.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

  • Delish!!!  I love how it turned out!

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

Here are a few other ideas using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and the 2-Step stamping technique. 

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post

The Sweet Cupcake stamp set also has a set of matching framelits, Cupcake Cutouts.  With some Stampin’ Dimensionals, your cupcakes can have lots of great dimension.

TEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog postTEACH me that! Learn how to create with 2-Step Stamps at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 25, 2017 blog post
A shout-out to my Stampin’ Up demonstrator friend, Lee, who shared these cards with me.  Thanks Lee!

If you love the look of these cupcakes as much as I do, click a pic to order!

Save on the bundle until May 31, 2017!

Okay, I want to take you back in time.  Think back to your early school days.  The mornings you didn’t want to get out of bed, that teacher who you were sure hated you, and the awful math homework.  Not your favorite school memories.  Now, I want you to think about the last day of school!  Ahh, what a wonderful day!  Signing yearbooks, saying good-bye to friends and you boarded the bus, and that teacher you didn’t like?  You probably didn’t even say a word as you left her classroom.  lol 

Well, today is the last day of school for Ginny.  Is she excited?  Well, DUH!  She is ready for summer vacation!!!

She wanted to take her first day of school photo and wear the same outfit on her last day of school.  She wanted to see how much she had changed.

First Day of School

Last Day of School

She has changed!!!  These are the photos that I know I will treasure.  

Thank you all SO MUCH for your kind words regarding my 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video.  Your “Atta Girl” comments totally trumped the “Negative Nellies” and I hope you know that I appreciated every single one of them. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

As I mentioned yesterday, rather than trying to re-film the Tuesday video, I am going to create a new Flash Card for you so please be sure to come back tomorrow for that.

Love to all of you!  Have an awesome day!  I know that I will….my heart is full today thanks to you!

 

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 – Eastern Palace Tutorial

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!MAKE IT MONDAY - FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Monday everyone! I know that Mondays are hard. No one ever said, “Yay!  It’s Monday!” (unless you were starting your vacation or something).

I hope to start your week with a fun Make It Monday project.  I have been sharing some fabulous projects created with the Eastern Palace Bundle.  Stampin’ Up released this bundle a month early and SO many of you have fallen in love with it.  What’s not to love about it?  The framelits are incredible, the colors are brand new In Colors for this year, and stamps…. well, the possibilities of those stamps just goes on and on.

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!

I love the specialty gold paper that comes in the bundle.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!

The tassels add such a wonderful texture to the card as well.

Make It Monday - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!

I used ONLY what came in the bundle on my card today so if you purchase the bundle (CLICK HERE TO ORDER) you are ready to create this card.

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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 - EASTERN PALACE CARD - download the FREE tutorial at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 22, 2017 blog post!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free EASTERN PALACE SUITE 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 EASTERN PALACE CARD card.  Just click a pic!  

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 Fun and busy weekend for the Stewarts.  Tinker Air Force Base is just a few miles from my house and they celebrated their 75th anniversary.  What better way to celebrate than with the Thunderbirds!  I have loved watching the Thunderbirds (or the Blue Angels) perform since I was a kid.  My Dad loved to go to the air show every year.  Since the Base is so close to the house and we didn’t want to deal with traffic, we rode our bikes to the bike trail that is parallel to the runway.  It was AWESOME!  They flew right over my head!  I tried to get pictures but what I got were pictures of sky.  lol

We did get a 12-mile bike ride in that day but that evening, Christina wanted to get some exercise so we all went for a 2-mile walk.  No big deal, right?  No, it wasn’t….but Sunday morning we decided to get a 10-mile bike ride in before church followed by moving some wood around to the front of the house.  I am in SO MUCH PAIN right now!  I pulled something in my leg and I am SO regretting over-doing it.  Lesson learned!  I need to take it a little slower.  I’m not in my 30’s anymore.  I can’t do stuff like that.  Ugh.  I am living on Vitamin I (aka Ibuprofen) today.  It’s a good thing it was my leg and not my stamping arm, that’s all I’ve got to say.

Sunday was my favorite day though.  Ginny had her vocal recital and she wowed me with “How Lovely to be a Woman” from “Bye-Bye Birdie” – one of my favorites!  Then I got a real surprise.  Christina joined her on stage and they sang a song for me.  “Some Things are Meant to Be” from the musical “Little Woman” – a beautiful song about sisterly love.  I bawled my eyes out.  Wouldn’t you?  It was so beautiful.  I am going to try to get the video and share it later this week.

If you love the look of today’s card, be sure to use the May Host Code QMMNXM4H on your order of the Eastern Palace Bundle (choose the Starter Bundle or the Premier Bundle).  I have an incredible collection of tutorials for you showing you 24 different cards created with it.  You will absolutely LOVE this bundle!  Trust me!

That’s it for me today.  Now that the Vellum series is done, I am ready to share some new 2-Minute Tuesday Tip videos with you!  It’s off to my studio.  Have a wonderful Monday everyone!  See ya tomorrow!

 

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!

TEACH ME THAT – Masking Technique

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog postTEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

I had a lot of fun creating this week’s TEACH ME THAT. Every Thursday I share a new technique to help take your stamping creativity to a whole new level.

Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you how to create a beautiful masked card.  It’s so easy to do and I will share with you step-by-step instructions to teach you how.

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post
Are you ready to learn how to do it? Here we go!

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

MASKING TECHNIQUE

TEACH me that! Learn how the Masking Technique is done at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the May 18, 2017 blog post

  • You can’t see it well in the photo but I have little dots of SNAIL adhesive on copy paper.

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  • Rub the SNAIL on your pants or shirt to “de-stickify” the adhesive.

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  • Line up your cardstock on grid paper.  Use the lines on the grid paper to make a straight line with the copy paper.

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  • Repeat on the other side of the cardstock, leaving the amount of space you would like work with.

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  • With a sponge dauber, LIGHTLY add ink onto the bottom of the cardstock.  You can add more ink if you’d like but you can’t take it away so always start light.  (I used Chocolate Chip ink here)

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  • With a different sponge dauber, LIGHTLY add your next color of ink. (I used Marina Mist)

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  • GENTLY remove the copy paper and admire how awesome your image looks.

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  • Stamp as desired on the inked area.

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  • Add sentiment.

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  • Isn’t it gorgeous?

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  • I simply added the stamped cardstock to a card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a clean and simple look.

The measurements for my card couldn’t be easier: 

  • Whisper White – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – 3 ½” x 5″

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So, here’s the deal…. Mr. Awesome and I have been on a weight loss journey for a long time.  About 5 years ago we did Weight Watchers and lost a ton of weight. He lost 90 and I lost 45.  We really enjoyed the food we ate and felt amazing.  Well, over the next 4 years or so, it SLOWLY crept back on.  I put on about 25 and Mr. Awesome, well, he would rather me not say.  For the past year, we switched to the Atkins lifestyle and started out great but we just stalled out no matter how diligent we stuck with it. 

Last night we made the decision to get back on Weight Watchers.  The plan has changed and that makes me sad because I really wanted to go back on the “old” plan but we are going to give this a try and see how it goes.  I’m not as concerned about how I look at my current weight as much as I am frustrated at not being able to find clothes that fit.  I really need to make this happen.  So….stay tuned and I will keep you posted on the results.  🙂

The girls and I are off to the dentist so I had better close.  Have a fabulous day my stampin’ peeps!  Mwah!  See you guys tomorrow!

 

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