What Would Connie Do?

What Would Connie Do?  Ask your questions at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Cheryl B. sent me a Facebook message…  “I have a request for a Tuesday two-minute tip. Would you please do one about those rotary stamps? The big one especially, I just can’t seem to get a good image with it. I really love being able to make up my own sayings, I just wish I could get a good solid print.”

Dear Cheryl,

What a GREAT question!  I have that stamp and I really haven’t used it that much.  You’re right when you say it’s great for making your own sayings.  Tell ya what… I will make a 2-Minute Tuesday Tip video sharing some ways to get a good, solid image with that stamp.  Sound good?  I’ll post it next week.

Beverly K. also sent me a Facebook message to ask…. “Do you happen to still have the recipe for the sugar scrub from a couple years back?  Miss you my friend!”

Dear Beverly,

Miss seeing you too, Beverly!  (Beverly and I live in the same state and she’s a fellow Stampin’ Up demonstrator).  I do have that recipe.  With the holidays so close, it’s a great time to share this project!
Pretty Sweet Sugar Scrub - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com Pretty Sweet Sugar Scrub - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com  


  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. of pink Palmolive dish soap (it says Soft Touch on the bottle.  You can also use the pink Dawn dish soap made with Olay)
  • Small Mason Jar

Pour the sugar and dish soap in a mixing bowl.  Mix it up really good and pour into mason jar.  

Put about a tablespoon on your hand (don’t measure this – just dip your hand in and scoop a little out).  Scrub your hands until the sugar has dissolved completely – about 60-seconds.  It’s cool because it almost hurts a little when you first start scrubbing but it feels good too.  The sugar starts massaging your hands.  Rinse and say OMG!  That’s what my kids said when they tried it!  

I bought the dish soap for $2.00 and it should make about 10-15 scrubs so this will make a great Christmas gift.  

Here is the file for the My Digital Studio tag that I made for it.  Just cut it out with your Circle Framelits or 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.

CLICK HERE to download the labels for PRETTY SWEET SUGAR SCRUB

And hey, FYI, the Early Espresso Tulle that I used is actually on the Clearance Rack 60% off!

Here are the other products I used.  Just click on a photo to order!

Early Espresso 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon

Early Espresso 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
$6.95  $2.79

Keep the emails and Facebook messages coming guys!  I really love answering your questions every Thursday!

Be sure to join me tomorrow.  I have a Christmas FLASH CARD 2.0 to share with you!

15 Responses to “What Would Connie Do?”

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  1. Norma milligan says:

    Tried it! love it!

  2. Evelyn says:

    Dear Connie,
    The sugar scrub is wonderful but you made it with the circles for the top of the jars. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness – such a fine gift for Christmas or Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beverly Main says:

    Is there anyway to refill the Stampin’ Up! markers?

  4. Susan Arkles says:

    Connie, Please don’t use dish soap, even one marked “mild”. Just because it says it is good for your hands, it is not so good on your body.
    To make a really nice scrub use Olive ,or almond oil in the sugar. Then use any essential oil you like. It costs more,but dish soap has a lot of ingredients-especally the fragrance- you don’t want to breath in, or have on your skin.

    • Patty says:

      So your suggestion would be to use 1/4 of cup of olive oil or almond oil rather than the dish soap?

      • Connie says:

        Patty, I decided to give the olive oil version a try this morning. It’s fantastic! It does come out yellow instead of pink, which was fine with me. I don’t have any essential oils in the house but I did have some almond extract. I added 4 capfuls of that to my mixture and it smells really good. I used 1/4 c. of olive oil to 2 1/2 cups of sugar (had to add in that extra 1/2 cup to get it to the right consistency). It’s not a rocket science recipe so feel free to play with the measurements.

        • Patty says:

          Oh thank you Connie for giving the olive oil a try. I will try as well. Also, did you color the doilie with ink or marker? Thanks again. I really like the pretty labels.

          • Connie says:

            Actually, it’s Cherry Cobbler cardstock but you could use a paper doily and sponge it in any color you wanted.

  5. Carol says:

    Hi Connie,
    Thank you so you so much for showing us the sugar scrub and also
    the beautiful tags for the jar. I will make some for my
    friends for Christmas. I think you are such an awesome girl and
    thanks for sharing your creative talents with us, greatly appreciated.
    A Friend,
    Calm and Carry On…

  6. artlvr says:

    Hi Connie,
    I made 20 of your Frosty the Snowman hats for my daughters pre-K class, what size cellophane bags did you put in. I had 4×6 SU and they look pretty small and I don’t have anything in them yet. Also, how much hot chocolate mix did you put in and was it your “to die for” Godiva Hot Chocolate Mix. If so could you repeat that recipe. You have so many “REALLY GREAT” ideas. Look forward to your daily blog always! Thanks!

    • Connie says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that project. I loved it too! 🙂 I used the Gusseted bags on page 200 of the catalog, Item #133770 (25 bags for $4.50). Also, if you ever need to see what products I used on a project, I have a complete supply list at the bottom of every post.

      Yes, I did use my “to die for” hot chocolate mix. 🙂 Here is the link back to the recipes.

      As far as how much I put it, well, I didn’t measure it. I just put the bag inside the hat and added hot chocolate and marshmallows.

  7. Susan B. says:

    thanks for the idea! I have been saving it and am planning on having my girl scout troop (21 girls) make them for their moms for Mother’s Day. I read the comments, but think I will probably stay with your original recipe, as I don’t believe it will hurt hands.
    My only question is how much tulle and ribbon do I need for each jar? and did you buy the red colored tulle elsewhere?
    once again THANKS!

    • Connie says:

      Susan, it just depends on the size of your jar how much tulle to use. I tied mine in a knot rather than a bow. I believe it was around 20″ or so.

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