What’s New Wednesday – Wood Textures Suite

What's New Wednesday - see the WOOD TEXTURE SUITE from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 28, 2017What's New Wednesday - see new stamps and bundles from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Happy Wednesday my friends!  Today I have a wonderful suite of products to showcase – the Wood Textures Suite.  You can see all the beautiful products in this suite on page 158-159 of the new catalog.

I know you guys struggle with masculine stamping like me.  This suite is awesome because it fits the guys to a “T”.

I think the first thing that grabbed my attention about this suite was the Designer Series Paper Stack.

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I absolutely LOVE this paper and the realistic look it has.  You can use the full sheet, you can use little bits, you can die cut pieces from it.  

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I also love how the Wood Crate Framelits are used with this Designer Paper for a true “wood crate” appearance.

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The additional dies that come with the Wood Crate Framelits coordinate with the stamp set.  See?

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The little label framelit works perfectly for all (4) of the decorative sentiments.  Love how this all coordinates!

Stampin’ Up has a great video on how this suite works together.  Let me share that with you…

 

I personally purchased the Wood Crate Framelits and the paper so I just need to add that sweet stamp set to my next order.  Had I been smart, I would have ordered the bundle.  I thought I didn’t need the stamp set.  Darn it.  Should have known that I would fall in love with it and I could have saved 10%.  Live and learn, right?

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One more sample to share.

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Is this not the cutest thing ever???  So adorable!

Be sure to add this new bundle to your next order.  It’s a wonderful collection of stamps, framelits, and don’t forget about that wonderful Wood Textures Designer Paper!

 

* Also available in Wood Mount

 

Nostalgia alert!  Does this look familiar to anyone?  Growing up, we had a Hi-Fi Stereo in our living room that was very similar to this one.  I remember listening to “Honey Bun” from “South Pacific” on that stereo.  I had no idea what the show was about but I loved that song.

Ginny had been saying for a while she wanted a record player for her birthday.  I thought she was joking but turns out, she really truly wanted one.  Amazon to the rescue!  Wait, let me rephrase that.  Amazon to the rescue IF Mom remembers to actually hit the “Submit’ button.  Ugh.  I was wondering why I hadn’t gotten a shipment notification yet.  Yesterday the record player came and she was one happy girl.  

The reason for me sharing this story was that Christina knew where all my old records were stored – in the garage.  What was I thinking?  I thought for sure they would all be warped but they were packed in the box really tight and were in great shape.  I had more fun going through those old records!!!  The one I was most excited about was “The Sound of Music” – my parent’s record that ended up in my collection, along with their “South Pacific” record too.  As you know, we love Broadway musicals and I totally forgot all the records I had.  A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Bye Bye Birdie and Little Shop of Horrors. My favorites were the Beach Boys Endless Summer and American Graffiti.  I wore those records out when I was a teenager.

Isn’t it funny how what is old is new again?  The scratchy sound from those old records isn’t something you want…. but now a days, you do.  You can imagine how happy Ginny was with her birthday present… even if it was late. 

I hope that you all enjoyed this peek into the Wood Textured Suite!  I am feeling the need to go create a crate now!

Hope that you guys have a fabulous Wednesday and I will see you tomorrow for a new TEACH ME THAT tutorial featuring the Emboss Resist technique!  See ya then!

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What’s New Wednesday – Home Life Bundle

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I don’t know about you, but when I see the new Stampin’ Up catalog, I immediately look for the new bundles.  I LOVE my framelits and matching stamp sets….and I love saving money when I buy the bundles.  I get so excited about the new stamping toys that I can play with.  Stamping is my therapy and NEW ways to stamp just makes me happy.

Today I want to share a video from Stampin’ Up on the new HOME LIFE bundle.

Can I be honest with you for a minute?  When I saw it, I said to myself, “Meh”.  It just didn’t excite me UNTIL I watched this little video and now I GET IT!  When I saw the stamp set, I just didn’t understand what it was all about.  

What's New Wednesday - see the HOME LIFE bundle from the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - check out blog post June 21, 2017See what I mean???  When you see the video you will understand why NOW this bundle is at the top of my wish list!

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I love the sample card.  Can you see the flowers and how they are ‘popped’ off the card?  The die that comes with this card cuts ALL the flower with one swipe through your Big Shot.  Not having to lay out every flower die is awesome.  If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will.

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Let me share today’s WHAT’S NEW WEDNESDAY video with you!

I know this bundle is moving to the top of my wish list now.  How about you?  Just click a pic to order yours!

I could use some advice.  Anyone out there live full-time in an RV?  Let me explain why I ask.  Christina will be graduating college in a year and a half.  She is going to be a teacher and here in Oklahoma, teacher salary is dead LAST in the nation (you can imagine how proud we are of THAT but that is another soapbox).  She is concerned about the cost of living,  knowing her salary will be so low, especially as a first-year teacher.

We have talked to her about the possibility of living in the RV rather than an apartment.  With the tiny house craze being the” IN” thing to do, an RV makes a lot of sense.

Pros:

  • It’s fully furnished so no furniture to buy
  • RV campground are about half the cost of an apartment (and utilities are paid)
  • She won’t have to get a roommate (if you’ve ever had a horrible roommate, you understand why this is HUGE)
  • As she is paying for the RV, she is investing in something, not just throwing money at rent
  • If she changes jobs, she can hook it up and move
  • She can paint and decorate any way she pleases
  • When she decides to move into a house, she either has a great RV for weekend camping OR she can sell it

Cons:

  • This will only work if she is in a state that has mild winter temperatures
  • If she has to move, she will have to rent a truck to do that
  • Will she feel safe in it?  The locks on RVs aren’t the best
  • Repairs – no landlord to come and fix things
  • It’s a smaller space than an apartment
  • If she decides it’s not for her, she has to store and sell the RV

Can you see why this is a tough decision?  We came up with the idea to have to spend 2 weeks in the RV this summer (she is living there now) and then another couple of weeks in December so that she can experience the two extremes.

So, now you see why I ask for advice from anyone who has done full-time RV living.  If you have suggestions, drop me an email at connie.stewart@cox.net.  I sure would appreciate any advice you have!

I am now just busting at the seams over this bundle.  What a great card with lots of possibilities!  I hope you enjoyed it too.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for TEACH ME THAT – my series teaching you new techniques or reminding you of some techniques from the past.  I will be working on tomorrow’s TEACH ME THAT this afternoon!

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What’s New Wednesday – Love Today Planner Kit

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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.

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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.

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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. 😀

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

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What’s New Wednesday – You Move Me bundle

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

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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.

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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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What’s New Wednesday – Double Take stamp set


Yesterday I shared a 2-Minute Tuesday tip on creating shadow effects from the Vertical Garden and Double Take stamp sets.  Today I thought I would share some more sample using the Double Take stamp set.  I think I found a new favorite!!!

The Double Take stamp set is a brand new stamp set with a FUN new look.  This stamp set is fabulous at creating an amazing shadow effect.  This stamp set works GREAT with the Flash Card and Flash Card 2.0 system too!

Here is a card I created today.  SO fast and easy!

My measurements for this card are:

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Pop of Pink Designer Paper – 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black – 5″ x 2 ¼”
  • Whisper White – 4 ¾” x 2″
  • Melon Mambo Ribbon – 18″

I punched the stars from the Basic Black layering piece before I adhered the stamped image.

Here is what I used to create my CONGRATS CARD.  To order, just click a pic!


Here are some samples from Stampin’ Up that I thought I would share as well.

I can’t say enough how much FUN these shadow stamps are to work with.  Kudos to Stampin’ Up for this GREAT set and the artist for this amazing new  look.  I hope we see more sets like this.

That’s it for me on this beautiful Wednesday.  I hope your day is beautiful too!  See you tomorrow for a new Make It in Minutes video!

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WHAT’S NEW WEDNESDAY – Sale-a-Bration Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

Have you seen the new Sale-a-Bration catalog?  It’s absolutely AMAZING!  I love getting free stamps and accessories this time of year.

Are you new to Sale-a-Bration?  You have no idea what I’m talking about?  Well, how about a video explaining how it works.

 

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Well, now that you know how Sale-a-Bration works, let me share one of the awesome products that you can choose for your free item.  It’s called Inside the Lines Designer Series paper.

Do you love to color?  Adult coloring books are all the rage right now but why not take that art that you create and take from that coloring book and move it onto your cards!  Check this out!


It’s such a pretty paper and it even matches the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and thinlits!  We love to coordinate, don’t we?  Yeah, Stampin’ Up knows that and they designed this paper to go perfectly with the stamp set and thinlits.

How about another video?  I thought I would share with you a video that Stampin’ Up did showing all the different ways you can use this gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

 

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Isn’t it fabulous?  Now you are ready to place your order to get that paper for free!  CLICK HERE to head over to my Online Store and shop to your heart’s content!

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During Sale-a-Bration (SAB), you can earn a free SAB item for every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping).  EVERYONE who gets a SAB item automatically earns a spot in my new Spoiled Stampers Support Group (see details below)

  • $50 = 1 Sale-a-Bration item
    • Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA and get the 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $100 = 2 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA and get the 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $150 = 3 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Stampin’ Rewards – 10% of your order (Rewards start at $15)
    • 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group
  • $250 = 5 Sale-a-Bration items
    • Stampin’ Rewards – 10% of your order (Rewards start at $15)
    • BONUS:  $25 more Stampin’ Rewards
    • 31-Days of Inspiration tutorial collection
    • Invitation to Spoiled Stampers Support Group

Did you see that bonus $25 Stampin’ Rewards when your order is $250 or more?  Why not ask a few friends if they would like to order anything so you can bump up your order to $250 so you can earn the extra $25?  OR, snuggle up to your honey and whisper sweet nothings in his ear…then tell him that you want Stampin’ Up stuff.  Hey, it works….sometimes….not always…..but it’s worth a shot.

The cool part is there is NO LIMIT to the number of Sale-a-Bration items you can earn.  Sale-a-Bration runs through March 31st so you have a lot of time to take advantage and you can do that as many times as you want.  Order a little bit each month if you want or place that dream order and earn those Stampin’ Rewards too.

 
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Good news and Bad news.  The GOOD NEWS first.  There are still good and decent people in the world! Isn’t that nice to hear?

Last night at the Choir Booster meeting, someone clipped Mr. Awesome’s brand new truck in the parking lot (my retro picture exaggerates…. a lot).

The guy could have EASILY took off and no one would have seen him. Rich wouldn’t even see the damage until daylight. But this guy stuck around, waiting for us to come out of the meeting so he could give us his insurance info and exchange phone numbers. 

Having your new truck hit isn’t something you want to happen but when it does and the person sticks around to let you know, makes a huge difference in how you react to it. It’s nice to know that some people do the right thing, isn’t it?

I just wanted to share that with you.  It really made my day that this man (in front of his high school aged daughter) took responsibility.  Integrity isn’t lost!

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I hope that everyone has a great Wednesday!  I’m in my exercise clothes so I can take a walk later today.  We are supposed to hit 77° today!!  Thought I would take a walk and get my Vitamin D.  Hope you are enjoying some sunshine too.

Love you guys!  See ya tomorrow!!!

 

Use the January Host Code GE63JTAA on your order of $20 or more and receive 31-Days of Inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  31 fabulous tutorials to take your stamping to a new level!

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards! Rewards start at $15 in free product PLUS you’ll receive (3) Sale-a-Bration items AND the tutorials!  Admit it…. your wish list is long anyway, so why not take advantage of this great deal!

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