Make It Monday – Sweet Bunny Treat Holder

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

What a FUN tutorial I have for you today!  Is this treat holder not the sweetest thing ever?  It holds (3) Hershey Miniatures.

We made this little sweet at a team meeting I had last month and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to share it.  I think I let it slip my mind.

It’s a super easy project and I am excited to share the tutorial for today’s Make It Monday!

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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.

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free SWEET BUNNY TREAT HOLDER 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 SWEET BUNNY TREAT HOLDER.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

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We had a great weekend here at my house.  Last night my family came over to celebrate my birthday.  I have the best family ever.  We had dinner, sat by the fire pit, and got caught up on life.  So relaxing.  I loved it.  No birthday is complete without cake and my mom brought my FAVORITE coconut cake.  I love all things coconut but this cake is my favorite.  I think I was in a sugar coma when I went to bed.  Today is my actual birthday so Mr. Awesome is taking me to dinner so the celebration continues.  I guess this is the benefit of turning 50.  You get to celebrate all month long.

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This is the FINAL WEEK of  Sale-a-Bration – through March 31st!  Be sure to check out the NEW additions that have been added too!  Remember, selections are “While Supplies Last” so if you’ve had your eye on a certain stamp set or accessory, don’t wait!

I am sad to report that the Card Tin, Glimmer Paper, Seaside Embossing Folder and Sparkle Embossing Folder are sold out.

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG!

Check out some NEW ITEMS that have been added!

Download the SALE-A-BRATION NEW ADDITIONS here

BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE!  Check out just a few more new items!

 Tomorrow, I have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you so I hope you will join me for that.  See ya then my stampin’ peeps!

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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

Happy Friday!  I don’t know about you but Friday couldn’t come fast enough for me this week.  It’s been a BUSY week with things going on every night.  The weekend will be the same but should be fun.  If stamping is on the agenda for your weekend then you are going to love the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  

 

Some things to remember about the challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing –get creative!
  • The rectangle can be anything – a stamped image, a focal image, anything!  
  • The ribbon could be a stamped image, Designer Series Paper, or washi tape

So, your challenge is to create something with this layout and then mail it to a friend!  What good is a card that you keep to yourself?

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Let me share a couple of cards with you using the sketch for this weekend….

As you know, I work with a few other demonstrators on the Weekend Challenges and Sharon blew me away with this card!

The Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper is such a gorgeous paper.  I love the soft colors and the watercolor look.

The Stylish Stems Framelits are so detailed and pretty.  It finished off this card perfectly.  

Want to create this THANKS FOR THAT THING YOU DID card?  Here’s what you need. Just Click a Pic!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount
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I get a lot of requests for masculine cards.  They are something we all struggle with.  Jackie shared this card with me and I thought it was awesome.

 

I love the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder in the background.

Whether it’s for a boy or a man, this card is great for the sport guy in your life!

Want to create this #1 BIRTHDAY BOY card?  Here’s what you need. Just Click a Pic!


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I absolutely LOVED the cards for this weekend.  I have so enjoyed working with Jackie and Sharon (and Mimi too) on the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenges.  We have a ton of fun working together and creating together.  Even though the Weekend Challenge will be coming to an end next week, our working relationship won’t stop. Starting in April, we have something brand new for you!  It’s SO cool!

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As I said, a busy weekend ahead.  Monday I celebrate the BIG 5-0!  Wahoo!  Honestly, birthdays aren’t a big deal to me but I think turning 50 is pretty awesome!  My Mom, my sister and her family are all coming over for dinner on Sunday.  I have the BEST family ever and we don’t get together as often as we would like but holidays and birthdays are always a good reason to get together.  

Have a wonderful weekend my stamping peeps!  See you all back here on Monday!

 

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

MAKE IT IN MINUTES – Stylized Birthday Card Gift Box

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

I hope that you have enjoyed the MAKE IT IN MINUTES Stylized Birthday Mini Series. It was so much fun to create these cards using the Falling in Love Designer Paper and the Stylized Birthday stamp.  I just had to finish this series with a great gift box to hold all your beautiful cards.


Let me share the final video in my series STYLIZED BIRTHDAY… 

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Here the measurements for the card gift box in case you missed them:

  • Blushing Bride –  7 ½” x 11″ *
  • Very Vanilla – 3″ x 3″
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper – 1 ¾” x 12″
  • Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon – small bow

* With the 7 ½” side at the top of the Simply Scored board, score at ¾” and 6 ¾”.  Rotate so the 11″ side is at the top of your Simply Scored board and score at 2 ¼, 3″, 7 ½”, and 8 ¼”.

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Want to order any of the supplies needed to create the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY CARD GIFT BOX?  To order, just click the pic!


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I hope you enjoyed all the cards and the box in the Stylized Birthday mini series!  

BorderJust a quick reminder that Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st and because Stampin’ Up sold out of the Card Tins and Glimmer Paper, they added some NEW items to the Sale-a-Bration line up!  Check this out!

Choose one of these items for FREE for every $50 you spend!

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My Brush with Greatness – Everyone has stories of how they met someone famous.  Well, last night I had a cool thing happen.  Some of you may know that I am a Law & Order: SVU junkie.  I LOVE this show.  If there is a L&O marathon on, I am in heaven.  My dream is to one day be on Law & Order.  I don’t care if I just sit at a desk in the background.  That would be good enough for me.  

Anyway, Ginny watched last night’s episode with me, which she never does.  She did this because her friend Dalton was going to be one it.  He was in Mary Poppins and Disney Magic (the shows the girls did last summer).  I thought to myself, “Aww, sweet.  He is going to be an extra.  A kid walking down the street or something.”  Oh my gosh, I was so surprised when the opening credits popped up and HIS name was the first guest name on the list.  Whhhhaaaaat?  Yes, Dalton had a HUGE role in last night’s episode.  He was amazing too!  I should have known this sweet kid would be big one day.  He was uber talented and just as sweet as can be.  It was so much fun to watch and say, “I know him” and the girls to say, “We worked with him…. all summer!”  And that is my brush with greatness.

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I’m wrapping it up for today. Be sure to join me again tomorrow for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge!  Only two more sketches before the Weekend Challenge comes to a close.

See you tomorrow!!!

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

 

MAKE IT IN MINUTES Mini Series: STYLIZED BIRTHDAY – Card #4

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

I hope that you have enjoyed the MAKE IT IN MINUTES Stylized Birthday Mini Series. I honestly feel like I could keep on creating cards using this stamp set and Designer Series Paper.  I love that I can make such beautiful cards using matching and minimal supplies. 

My final card to share is my favorite of all of them.  Saving the best for last!

This sheet of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper just screams Happy Birthday to me but it’s that little bow on the side that just makes this card beautiful.

All the cards in this series use the same supplies – the Stylized Birthday stamp, blushing bride cardstock, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, along with the ribbon.  The idea is to keep it easy so that you can make it in minutes!  Let me share the 4th video in my series STYLIZED BIRTHDAY… 

 

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

  • Blushing Bride –  8 ½” x  5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla – 3″ x 3″ (or 2 ¾”x 2 ¾” if not using Framelits)
  • Very Vanilla – ¾” x 5 ½”
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper – 2 ¼” x 5 ½”
  • Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon – 11″ plus a small bow

Want to order any of the supplies needed to create the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY CARD #4?  To order, just click the pic!

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I hope you enjoyed all the cards in the Stylized Birthday mini series!  I have one other idea to share with you — a wonderful box to package all these beautiful cards you have created.  I will have this video for you tomorrow so plan on coming back to see that!  

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video – 8 Ways to Use Alcohol Swabs

If you’ve watched my videos for awhile, you know that I LOVE individual packets of alcohol swabs.  

These are a staple in my stamp room and they are super affordable.  (Found these at Walmart for $1.38).

I use alcohol pads on all sorts of things.  I never want to be without them. Let me share 8 different ways I use them and maybe you will jump on the alcohol pad bandwagon with me. Some of the ideas just might surprise you!

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s video.  I have to say, these little beauties are a must in your stamp space for cleaning and disinfecting.

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Well, that’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by!  You WON’T want to miss tomorrow’s post!  I have the final card in the Make It in Minutes Stylized Birthday series.  It’s a great card and my favorite of all of them.  See you then!

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Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is still going on through March 31st!  Be sure to check out the NEW additions that have been added too!  Remember, selections are “While Supplies Last” so if you’ve had your eye on a certain stamp set or accessory, don’t wait!

I am sad to report that the Glimmer Paper and the Card Tin are sold out.

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG!

Check out some NEW ITEMS that have been added!

Download the SALE-A-BRATION NEW ADDITIONS here

 Check out just a few more new items just added today!

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

Make It Monday – Make a Medallion

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

As Sale-a-Bration 2017 comes to an end on the 31st, I wanted to share a project created with one of the “add-on” stamps sets that Stampin’ Up made available last month.  It’s called Make a Medallion.  What a fabulous set!

My friend Judy shared this card with me and I wanted to share it with you guys too!  I absolutely love it!  It would make a great card for the guys too.

Isn’t that giant medallion just stunning?  It looks like it would be hard to create this card with the 2 colors but it’s actually SUPER easy!

I have a great tutorial to share for today’s Make It Monday!

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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!

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Would you rather save the document to your computer?

Download the free MAKE A MEDALLION 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 MAKE A MEDALLION card.  Use what you have, order what you need.  Just click a pic!  

 

*Sale-a-Bration stamp set – Get it for FREE with a $50 orderBorder

What a FUN and fabulous weekend we had!  Mr. Awesome and I were supposed to do taxes…..but we got a little distracted.  Oh wait, no, let’s just call it what it is… PROCRASTINATION.  We found better and more fun things to do.

We wanted to wait until Spring to sell our old camper and over the weekend we sold it to a sweet, sweet family and we couldn’t be happier for them.  It was kinda sad watching my camper drive away but I know this family will make some good memories in it.  Now to get the new camper restocked and ready for the Spring.  You guys know how much I love to go camping.

On Saturday night we celebrated a 60th birthday for a dear friend of ours and I somehow managed to get Mr. Awesome to dance with me.  That is a rare thing and we had a lot of fun.

On Sunday we did some decorating to our patio as an early birthday present.  Our deck really needed this makeover and the weather was so nice that we just couldn’t pass up the chance to get out in the sunshine.

Yes, those are fake plants.  Sorry guys, but I kill anything that is green so fake is the way for me.  I wish I had green thumb but the only time I have a green thumb is when I am stamping.  These planters did fill some dead space on the patio and brightened things up though.  I am very happy with how it looks (just need to get the power washer out to clean the deck).

Sunday night we had a small get-together at the house with some friends.  Good food, great conversation, and a beautiful night on the patio.  It was the perfect way to end Spring Break.

I hope that your weekend was wonderful as well!  I am anxious to get into my stamp room and finish up the Make It in Minutes Stylized Birthday mini series for you.  Be watching for that on Wednesday and Thursday.  Tomorrow, I have a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video for you. Join me then!

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge

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

I have loved sharing the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge with you every Friday.  Even though the sketches will conclude at the end of March, there are still some great sketch challenges ahead… like this one!

Some things to remember about the challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing –get creative!
  • The square can be anything – you name it!  
  • That border could be a stamped image, Designer Series Paper, or an embossed image

So, your challenge is to create something with this layout and then mail it to a friend!  What good is a card that you keep to yourself?

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Let me share a couple of cards with you using the sketch for this weekend….

I am just crazy about flamingos.  They are just the most awesome bird out there.  I created this card using the Pop of Paradise stamp set.

A great card and a great way to say “You’re a true friend”

Want to create this YOU’RE A TRUE FRIEND card?  Here’s what you need. Just Click a Pic!

 

*Also available in Wood Mount
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This card is just about as easy as can be! Washi Tape and Designer Paper – BOOM, card done!

Isn’t it pretty?  I just love it!

Want to create this Hello Love card?  Here’s what you need. Just Click a Pic!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m not Irish so I don’t know a lot about this holiday but a friend of mine share this on Facebook and I found it very interesting.  I thought I would pass it along.

A wee bit of “St. Patrick” history. He wasn’t Irish. He was an English slave to the Irish when he was younger. The Irish were Druids. When he found his freedom he had a burden for the lost souls in Ireland. He went back to the place where he was a slave as a missionary and brought them Jesus. The Druids worshiped nature. He used the 3 leaf clover to explain the trinity to them. One plant 3 leaves. Just like the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. One God three entities. Then some one brought a 4 leaf clover to him. “explain this”. His response was that this is you when you accept Christ. They live and commune with your soul. So that is how the 4 leaf clover is “lucky”.

Another historical thing we see on St Patrick’s day is the phrase “May the luck of the Irish be with you”… but it’s not at all about luck! During the great potato famine many Irish moved to America. They were hard workers. Any business that has Irish employees prospered because they were driven people to succeed in their new country. The business men would tell each other “may the luck of the Irish be with you” meaning may you be lucky enough to be able to hire many Irish so you will succeed.

So there ya go. St.Patrick’s has nothing historical about pinching people when they are not wearing green or drinking green beer.

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It’s back to taxes this weekend for the Stewart. Don’t you wish you were me?  Well, as the meme says, “I’d Rather Stamp!”  That’s what IRS really means…. at least in my house.  We just didn’t get as much done last weekend as we hoped.  Too many interruptions I guess.

Have a wonderful weekend my stamping peeps!  See you all back here on Monday!

 

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

MAKE IT IN MINUTES Mini Series: STYLIZED BIRTHDAY – Card #3

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

I am loving creating these videos in the MAKE IT IN MINUTES Stylized Birthday Mini Series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

In this mini series  I will be showing you how to create (4) cards using matching and minimal supplies. 

Today’s card is just stunning.  I think this is my favorite paper in the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.

The Very Vanilla Lace really adds a touch of softness to the card, don’t you think?

All the cards in this series use the same supplies – the Stylized Birthday stamp, blushing bride cardstock, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, along with the ribbon and embellishment.  The idea is to keep it easy so that you can make it in minutes!  Let me share the third video in my series STYLIZED BIRTHDAY…

 

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

  • Blushing Bride – 11″ x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 4 ½”
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 2 ½”
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock – 3 ⅛” x 2 ⅝”
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock – ½” x 4″
  • Very Vanilla Lace Trim – 6″ and 4″

Want to order any of the supplies needed to create the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY CARD #2?  To order, just click the pic!


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I hope you enjoyed today’s card – the third card in the series!  I have one more card to share with you PLUS a wonderful holder for the cards so you can give them as a gift!  Watch for those next week!  Tomorrow I have a great Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge for you so be sure to join me for that.  Happy Thursday everyone!

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

MAKE IT IN MINUTES – Mini Series: Stylized Birthday – Card #2

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

I hope that you have enjoyed the MAKE IT IN MINUTES Stylized Birthday Mini Series so far. In this mini series  I will be showing you how to create (4) cards using matching and minimal supplies. 

 I have another card to share with you and it is just so elegant and pretty.

I love how realistic the images are on this paper!  It actually LOOKS like the paper has glimmer on it.

All the cards in this series use the same supplies – the Stylized Birthday stamp, blushing bride cardstock, Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, along with the ribbon and lace.  The idea is to keep it easy so that you can make it in minutes!  Let me share the second video in my series STYLIZED BIRTHDAY…

 

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

  • Very Vanilla – 8″ x  5 ¼”, score and fold at 4″
  • Blushing Bride – 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
  • Falling in Love Designer Series Paper – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon – 7″
  • Very Vanilla Lace Trim – 7″

Want to order any of the supplies needed to create the STYLIZED BIRTHDAY CARD #2?  To order, just click the pic!

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I hope you enjoyed the second card in the series!  I have 2 more to show you PLUS a wonderful holder for the cards so you can give them as a gift!  The next video will be ready for you tomorrow so please stop back again!  See ya then!

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!  

2-Minute Tuesday Tip Video – Fast Fuse Adhesive Tips & Tricks

Blast from the Past 2-Minute Tuesday Tip

Have you used Fast Fuse adhesive?  You’ve seen me use it on many videos.  Some of you love it, some of you hate it.  I hope to turn haters into lovers.  It really is great adhesive.

Now, before you watch, if you only have 2-minutes to watch, well, you’re going to need a few more.  Sorry, I just had TOO much good stuff to teach you about using Fast Fuse!

Let me share today’s 2-Minute Tip Video with you…

To add Fast Fuse to your next order, just click the pic!

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THANK YOU to all of you who have placed orders with me this month!  Thank you so much for choosing me to me your demonstrator and for using the Host Code. Remember, you won’t find the gift in your order.  This surprise is something from me, not Stampin’ Up, so be watching your mailbox for your thank you card. I hope you enjoy what I have sent you. Yesterday I mailed out a stack of goodies!  

Well, that’s it for me today. I have to get busy today.  I have a new video for you in the Make It in Minutes Stylized Birthday series to get ready for you. Have a great Tuesday my sweet stampin’ peeps!  See you tomorrow!

 

Use the March Host Code MHNJGUNA on your order of $20 or more and receive a surprise gift in your Thank You card!  It’s my birthday this month and to celebrate YOU get the gift!

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 gift!