What Would Connie Do? Email Connie Stewart at connie@simplysimplestamping.com - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

It’s been awhile since I shared a “What Would Connie Do?” post.  This is my opportunity to answer questions that you guys have asked and share my thoughts and ideas with you.  You guys have been asking some GREAT questions too!

QUESTION:  Joann asked…

Hi Connie, I have a question about using my bonus days coupons.  I have 4 to use, can I use them all at once, or only one per order?

ANSWER:  I’m so glad you asked this Joann, because the last day to use your Bonus Days coupon is tomorrow, August 31st.  GOOD NEWS!  You can use your bonus coupons all on one order!  Here’s a step-by-step guide to using your codes.  I hope that helps!  Happy shopping!
QUESTION: Heidi asked…
There is a lot of buzz about the holiday catalog.  Will you be sending these soon?  Christmas is just around the corner and I am anxious to see the new products.
ANSWER:  I have been hearing from my customers that their Holiday catalogs have been arriving in their mailboxes.  YAY!  If you placed an order in 2017, I ordered a catalog for you.  I had Stampin’ Up do my mailing for me so I don’t have an actual delivery date.  I am at the mercy of the post office. Everyone should have it by the end of the month so keep an eye out for it.  I’m excited for you to see it because you will LOVE all the fun holiday stamps and accessories that you can play with starting September 1st.

QUESTION:  Barb asked…

Could you please show how you do the embossing and how you cut the flower please? Some of us are new and don’t exactly know how to use and don’t have the big shot yet.

ANSWER:  First let me say, WELCOME to the fabulous world of paper crafting!  You are going to love your new hobby.  I realize that in my videos I don’t always show the Big Shot being used.  I do that to keep my videos shorter BUT I have been thinking about doing a beginners series sharing the basics of stamping.  I will start work on that because I know there are more of you who are new to stamping and would benefit from it.  Stay tuned!

I also had some great question come in regarding the Aqua Painters I would like to answer.Join Connie at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com all throughout August, 2017 for fun tips, techniques, and projects using the Aqua Painters. You will never look at the Aqua Painters the same way!

QUESTION:  Karen asked…

Does it matter which strength the alcohol is…70% or 90%?

ANSWER:  No, it really doesn’t.  Whichever you have on hand is wonderful!  My bottle is expired and no longer good for medicinal use so it’s great to keep in my stamp room.

QUESTION:  Kate asked…

Do you empty the alcohol out of the aqua painter after each use?

ANSWER:  Nope, there is no reason to.  Just cap the brush and you’re good to go.  I always recommend that you store your Aqua Painters brush side up though.

QUESTION:  Kay asked…

Have you done a tip on how to fill an Aqua Painter with alcohol without spilling the alcohol all over?  I sure need help with that.

ANSWER:  It sure does make a mess, doesn’t it?  Here is what I use.  It’s a medicine dropper.  I used this for my kids when they were little but now that they are grown-up, this little beauty is great to use in my stamp room.  Just fill with alcohol and it will drop it nice and neat into the Aqua Painter.  I have to admit the other way I fill my Aqua Painter when I am too lazy to find the dropper.  I just pour it over my trash can.  I know, it’s messy but rubbing alcohol dries so fast that I don’t have to worry about it making a wet mess in my trash can.

Thank you all for your well wishes!  I am feeling SO much better!  Wow, what a difference steroids can make in a short amount of time!  I am so glad that I’m feeling better because there was no way I was going to cancel my Facebook LIVE event tonight!  I have a great project for you tonight called One Sheet Wonder.  I will be sharing some beautiful cards created with the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.

TONIGHT, AUGUST 30th at Simply Simple Stamping on Facebook at the time below:

  • 7pm central time
  • 8pm eastern time
  • 6pm mountain time
  • 5pm pacific time 

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 Thanks for joining me today!  I hope that you found some answers to questions that you have too.  Remember, you can email me your questions at connie.stewart@cox.net and you might find your question on the next “What Would Connie Do?”!  Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!!

Use the AUGUST HOST CODE GCDCRYMN on your order of $20* or more, you will NAB A GRAB BAG!  What’s in the grab bag?  Could be anything!  I have some fun product from the previous catalog that is up for grabs!  Your grab bag will be inside your Thank You card for placing your online order.  

Remember, if your order is over $150.00*, DON’T use the Host Code and earn Stampin’ Rewards (Rewards start at $15) plus a Grab Bag!

*Before Tax & Shipping. One Grab Bag per person.