What’s New Wednesday – Love Today Planner Kit

What's New Wednesday - see the LOVE TODAY PLANNER KIT from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 14, 2017What's New Wednesday - see new stamps and bundles from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I have heard many of you chatting about the new Love Today Planner Kit.  Planners are a HUGE hot item right now but we’re not interested in those boring planners with the dull pages.  We want FUN and PRETTY planners!  We also want a planner that suits our needs. 

The Love Today Planner Kit is going to be your new best friend.

What's New Wednesday - see the LOVE TODAY PLANNER KIT from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 14, 2017

Doodle, stamp, plan, dream, explore, wish… that is what this planner is all about!

Gold foil polka dots, beautiful gold accents to keep the corners pristine, and pockets, stickers, & sticky notes to keep you organized.

What's New Wednesday - see the LOVE TODAY PLANNER KIT from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 14, 2017

Oooh, and check it out!  There’s even a refill kit!  

Stampin’ Up shared a video about the Love Today Planner Kit that I wanted to share with you on today’s “What’s New Wednesday”.

Isn’t this a great planner?  I know several people I want to give these to for birthday gifts.  They are perfect for anyone!  

Want to add the Love Today Planner Kit to your next order?  Just click a pic!

Day 2 of Broadway Bootcamp and Ginny is learning why they call it ‘bootcamp’. Yesterday was a lot of dance rehearsals. She is sore and exhausted but still having the time of her life.

Yesterday John Tartaglia arrived and Ginny had to chance to chat with him for a bit. (Notice how I said that so casual like it was no big thing?)

Christina and I were freaking out!!!  “Look! His puppet hand is touching her shoulder!!”  We are both HUGE fans of his work. John has been a puppeteer in Sesame Street since he was 16 but he’s done a lot of work on Broadway (even got a Tony nomination). Ginny said he was just as sweet as could be and very friendly, taking the time to meet all the campers individually.

Tonight they have a Broadway dance party and everyone is dressing like their favorite Broadway character. Ginny is going as “Maria” from “The Sound of Music” of course.

It’s hard to be away from home for a week but just hearing her stories every night are worth it all.  What an amazing experience this has been.

Christina and I are going to keep ourselves busy today making wedding invitations for a dear friend of ours. LOTS of Big Shot work. šŸ˜€

I hope your Wednesday is wonderful! Join me tomorrow for a new Teach Me That tutorial!

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Mounting & Trimming Rubber Stamps

Blast from the Past 2-Minute Tuesday Tip

Because I am out of town this week, I wanted to share a couple of 2-Minute Tuesday Tip videos that have been super helpful to me.  As many of you get your NEW stamp sets in from the new Stampin’ Up catalog, I hope today’s tips will be helpful.

The first tip I want to share with you a great idea for mounting your clear mount stamps (the red rubber stamps).  I really struggled to get those stamps to mount right on the vinyl label and today I want to share this tip on how to make it easy peasy double cheesy.

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Have you ever hit the outside edge of a stamp with ink?  So irritating, right?  Itā€™s happened to all of us.

I appreciate that Stampin’ Up stamp sets are already die cut but there are just some stamps that need to be cut closer to keep from catching that outside edge.  Today I have video that will help you with this.  You won’t have to do this to every stamp you have, mind you, but let’s face it…. we just have some that need to be trimmed down.

 

One pair of Paper Snips dedicated to cutting rubber are a must!  To add these to your next order, click the pic!

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 Well, Day 1 of Broadway Bootcamp was amazing!  Ginny came home with SO many great experiences and a notebook full of notes.  The tips these Broadway stars are sharing are phenomenal.

Ginny sang her song for Kristen Chenoweth and Kristen smiled and said, “That is your money song!”  (A money song is the term used for the song that will get you the part.)   Ginny was freaking out….in a good way.  The choreographer, Lara Teeter, was wonderful but Ginny quickly learned she needs more help I need this area. Hey, that’s what this Bootcamp is for – to learn your strengths and weaknesses so you can improve.

Today she will work one-on-one with Tony Award winner Faith Prince, who is going to really tear into her audition song and help her perfect it.  They also brought in a professional photographer to do their resume headshots today. 

I’m sure today will be another amazing day but they called it Bootcamp for a reason.  Ginny was there working for 11 hours yesterday. Just think of all that knowledge she is gaining! Wow! Over 200 high school students auditioned for this camp and they chose 45 to attend.  I am so proud of my girl and excited to watch her grow from this experience!

I hope that everyone has a fabulous Tuesday! I will be back tomorrow so I hope you’ll join me then! From Tulsa with love! ā¤ļø 

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MAKE IT IN MINUTES – You Make Me Ridiculously Happy

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - You Make Me Ridiculously Happy Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 9, 2017 blog post
MAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Today’s card is ridiculously gorgeous, ridiculously easy, and ridiculously FAST!

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - You Make Me Ridiculously Happy Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 9, 2017 blog post

This card is actually MUCH prettier in person.  The colors are so bold, they look they they are just popping off the card!

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - You Make Me Ridiculously Happy Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 9, 2017 blog post

Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Black…. wow.  Just WOW!  I love it!

Let me share today’s video with you….

 

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Here the measurements for my card in case you missed them:

  • Berry Burst – 8 Ā½” x 5 Ā½”, scored at 4 Ā¼”
  • Lemon Lime Twist – 3 Ā½” x 4 Ā¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 Ā¼” x 4 Ā½”
  • Whisper White – 3 Ā¾” x 5″ (optional for inside)

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Want to order any of the supplies needed to create the YOU MAKE ME RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY CARD?  To order, just click the pic!


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Can’t believe it but tomorrow is the day!!  We head out for Tulsa for a week for Ginny’s Broadway Bootcamp!!  The list of Broadway stars just keeps growing and this Mom is losing her MIND over it.  OH how I wish I could MEET these people!  Faith Prince, Kathy Najimy, John Tartaglia, and of course, Kristen Chenoweth.  There are LOTS more – choreographers, music directors, and casting directors.  It’s just going to be amazing!  She is going to be on Cloud 9, I have no doubt.

If wi-fi is good at the campground, I will post pictures from Bootcamp too.

I hope that you guys enjoyed today’s card.  I know I will be using this stamp set A LOT!  I love those words and I love those flowers.  I hope you will give it a try!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  See ya next week!!!!  I’m off to pack!

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What’s New Wednesday – You Move Me bundle

What's New Wednesday - see the YOU MOVE ME bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 7, 2017What's New Wednesday - see new stamps and bundles from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

If you have your new Stampin’ Up Annual catalog, you may have been intrigued by the stamp set and framelits on page 170.  It’s unusual to say the least.
What's New Wednesday - see the YOU MOVE ME bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 7, 2017

When you look at the stamp set, you just want to scratch your head and say, “Huh???”  I know I did.

What's New Wednesday - see the YOU MOVE ME bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 7, 2017

I have heard from many of you asking questions about this bundle and I am so glad you did.  This bundle is SO different from anything Stampin’ Up has created before.

What's New Wednesday - see the YOU MOVE ME bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 7, 2017

When you give this card, the recipient will simply pull out the card and then the magic happens!  The stamped butterfly image will appear to be fluttering right out of the envelope!

How about I SHOW you what I mean?  Because the catalog JUST came out, I don’t have this bundle yet but after seeing this bundle in action, you can bet it moved to the top of my Wish List.  I would guess it will do the same to yours.  Let’s check out the video from Stampin’ Up today…

 

Want to add the You Move Me Bundle to your next order?  Just click the pic and you’ll be creating these amazing cards in no time!

Just a little update on my Weight Watchers journey.  It’s going GREAT so far!  Today marks the end of Week 3 and I am down 7 lbs as of today but YESTERDAY I was down 8 lbs. LOL  Today is my official weight in day so I was a little frustrated to see it go UP rather than down but I also know that as a woman, this is SO typically.  I know it’s just some extra water weight.  Last night’s dinner was a little high in salt but I am going to be a good girl and record ‘today’s’ weight.  I know I will see that other pound disappear before next week’s weight in.

In the past, seeing that number on the scale go up would have devastated me but not anymore.  I am putting the focus on my health and not let the scale define me.  I am also telling myself that I am not on a diet but making a lifestyle change.  Taking control over what I eat isn’t something I want to do for a short time but for a lifetime.

Mr. Awesome and Christina are on the journey with me.  Christina is down 8 lbs and Mr. Awesome is  10 lbs. lighter.  I think the best part about all of this is that we go for walks to bike rides together every night.  It’s great!

I hope that everyone enjoyed today’s video and it helps you ‘see’ how this bundle works. It’s just sooooo cool.  I can’t wait to play with it!!!

Well, Christina is waiting for me to go on a bike ride so I am going to close now.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!!  See ya tomorrow for Teach Me That!

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip – Creating Designer Paper with Sentiments

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Creating Designer Paper with Sentiments - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the June 6, 2017 blog post

I had one of those lightbulb moments the other day.  I was playing around with this new stamp set and realized I really didn’t have any designer paper that I felt went well with it.  What’s a stamper to do?  Create their own Designer Paper!

2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Creating Designer Paper with Sentiments - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the June 6, 2017 blog post

In today’s 2-Minute Tuesday Tip, I will show you how to quickly create your own Designer Paper using any sentiment stamp.

 

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2-Minute Tuesday Tip - Creating Designer Paper with Sentiments - check out the video at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com and look for the June 6, 2017 blog post

Want to order any of the products I used on my card today?  Just click a pic to add them to your order!

 

Did you enjoy that idea?  I hope so.  Remember, ANY sentiment will do.  You must have lots of them so have some fun creating some great Designer Paper to use with your favorite sentiments.  It’s kind of addicting to do.  Enjoy it and have fun!!

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MAKE IT IN MINUTES – Easy Watercolor Card

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Watercolored Just a Note Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post
MAKE IT IN MINUTES - a new video series from Connie Stewart, featuring great cards and gifts made in minutes! Check it out at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Confession: I am the world’s worst watercolor. I have always been jealous of those of you who can.  I just can’t watercolor….or so I thought! 

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Watercolored Just a Note Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

This card was so easy and the watercoloring is SO fast and I knew it was perfect for Make It In Minutes!   The colors are so bold and beautiful, I honestly surprised myself at how it turned out.

MAKE IT IN MINUTES VIDEO - Watercolored Just a Note Card - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the June 2, 2017 blog post

Let me share today’s video with you….

 

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Here the measurements for my card in case you missed them:

  • Berry Burst – 8 Ā½” x 5 Ā½”, score and fold at 4 Ā¼”
  • Whisper White – 3 Ā¾” x 5″
  • Whisper White – 2 Ā½” x 4″

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Want to order any of the supplies needed to create the EASY WATERCOLOR CARD?  To order, just click a pic!

*Also available in Wood Mount

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Wahoo!  It’s a camping weekend for the Stewarts!  I am in need of a break too.  It’s supposed to rain all weekend and when I’m camping, that is a good thing.  I love listening to the rain on the camper roof.  I don’t know why.  It’s just relaxing.  

I do plan to play a little catch-up while I’m there.  I need to get Thank You cards sent out to many of you.  With kids being home from school and some other issues that popped up this month (a little health scare for Christina but she’s okay), days aren’t as long as I wish they could be.  I will be sending those out soon, Guys, promise!

Oh, and I just have to share this….. I spoiled myself the other day and had my windows cleaned.  I don’t know why I never thought about hiring anyone to do it (anyone else hate to clean windows?)  I am so embarrassed at how BRIGHT everything is now.  Sometimes you don’t realize how dirty your windows are until they get cleaned.  It was a sweet young couple who started this little company and they have done quite well.  I love hearing stories like that.  These two found a need and met the need.  They not only cleaned my windows but the tracks too (eww, dead bugs and grime – so glad they did it for me).  You know, sometimes you just have to treat yourself to things like this.  Do yourself a favor…look up residential window cleaning and have someone come make your home look brighter.  It made me so happy!  It’s the little things, right? 

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