Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Share what you LOVE!

I love this part of Stampin' Up's Statement of the heart, Share what you Love! I love stamping. It is such a joy to me and I love sharing with you, my friends and stampin' family. This month Stampin' Up is offering the Share what you love bundle, one of the stamp sets is our statement of the heart. I was sitting in church this weekend while our grand kids were singing in the kids' choir program and the thought hit me- these teachers, musicians, drama coaches are sharing what they love! Jesus and the creativity of music and drama. I always try to make a little something for their music teachers and this thought hit me. I was so excited I came home and stayed up til midnight creating the picture little gift for each teacher. The name of their musical was "Oh Chicken of Little Faith", and it was just precious! I immediately thought of our now retired Hey Chick set. I married it with the statement of the heart and done! You have a cute framed memento of tonight's performance.                                                                                             
Isn't this perfect?    There was even a little cracked egg in the program!   I stamped the chicken on a piece of the cards from sale a bration to get the small-scale background, added the chicken and the statement of the heart. It was really very simple. but I love it.
If you are thinking of all the people you could use this verse for, you might want to hop on over to my online store and start shopping.   Better run. Have an awesome day.

Love stamping in Dixie,
             Cindy

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Come join the parties!

Weekend fun! We are celebrating several birthdays and other events coming up as Tombo and I will be headed to the UK soon. Phew! But sometimes you need more than a card. We are not only celebrating birthdays, we have the end of the school year parties and celebrations like graduations and of course a couple weddings thrown in there also! I find myself looking for quick projects to add that special touch to these events. I recently did a whole birthday themed workshop where we made a card, treat holder and gift bag. I shared the card Thursday, today I want to share the treat holder and bag. While we did these for with a birthday theme- I'm thinking of redoing with a different Designer Series paper for Mother's day luncheon and teacher appreciation week at my grandkids schools. I'm a believer in the KISS principle. Keep It Simple Sister.
This card is a make and take we did last year before the 2017-2018 annual catalog  debuted with the cute Birthday Memories DSP! I love the nostalgic feeling of this paper. I used a different piece to wrap around the candy holder. I saw a wrapper like this on Pinterest and just tried to figure it out. The base is 2 x 11, scored at 1 1/4, 3 3/4, and 4 1/4. I punched both ends with the scalloped tag punch, turned the smallest scored piece forward and the other turn score lines away from me. The band is 2 x 6 scored at 1 1/2, 2, 4, 4 1/2,. I wrapped it around the base and adhered on the back with Snail adhesive. The circles on the front are punched with the 1 1/2 and 1 3/8 circle punches. I stamped the saying from
More than Chocolate (143689) and a small piece of candy in Early Espresso and Chocolate Chip. The nuggets are covered with 1 x 3 strips of paper an placed in a 2" x 8" cello bag.(141703).  This bag is tired with the 1/4" Stitched-Edge Ribbon( 144199) in Pacific PointI love the Balloon Honeycomb Embellishment (144124) for just a little extra. I recreated the same treat wrapper with the Cake Soiree DSP and Berry Burst cardstock. On this one, I used the 3/8" Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon (144151) and the cute little bow from the Mini Gift Bows pack (144127). This one looks like a great shower table favor or something for a Mother's day tea, very elegant.The Whisper White piece in the back can be stamped with a message or can be a place to write or sign your name. I just love making these. So cute and easy!
I hope you have enjoyed this project and will keep coming back for more. If you don't follow me on this blog, please click the follow button on the left of the screen. then you will be notified when I post. Again, thanks for coming by and hanging out for a bit. I hope you are well and a feeling the blessings of God. Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week. Come on back for a visit anytime.
                               LOVE STAMPING IN DIXIE.
                                           Cindy

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Birthdays just keep coming!

Good morning stamper friends! It's a beautiful day and I'm trying to multi-task! This might be fun or funny! I have a ton of stuff to get done before we head off to cruise the British Isles. Trying to get all the birthday cards made for the month. I wanted to share a card I made for my hostess clubs recently. I'm sad to say the stamp set I used Mixed Drinks (141928) is retiring at the end of this catalog as are the number framelits (140622)!!!! NO! I love my number framelits! Okay, if you don't have the numbers dies-get them! They are so useful.
Love this card and the Eclipse technique. I stamped the beer mug randomly on the Whisper White paper, then stamped the inside with crushed curry. The darker ones I just stamped a couple times with the inside image. I used the Happy Birthday framelit (143700) but just cut it apart. Using the  Large Number framelits I cut the number out of the middle of the stamped layer. Then pop those numbers up on the adhesive strips. Don't forget to put your center pieces back in but not on a dimensional. The TH banner is embossed with white embossing powder. Really not a difficult card but has a lot of WOW! This stamp set is very versatile and has different glasses and accessories like straws and ice cubes so you could create many different drinks. Root beer floats maybe, lemonade or ice tea.
Hope you enjoyed this one as much as I enjoyed making it and sharing it.  So off to the post office this morning to mail some cards. Hope you have a great day and feel the blessings from above. Be Blessed and be a blessing to those around you, then you will be truly blessed.
                                       Love stamping in Dixie,
                                                      Cindy

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy May Day! A little history lesson today.

The Celts of the British Isles believed May 1 to be the most important day of the year when the festival of Beltane was held. When the Romans took over the British Isles, they brought with them their five-day celebration known as Floralia, devoted to the worship of the goddess of flowers, Flora. Taking place between April 20 and May 2. Through the centuries these celebrations have changed and taken on new meanings. Some cultures had Maypole dances. I remember learning about this in elementary school and we made cones of paper and filled them with flowers, we tied crepe paper to a flagpole and learned to dance around the pole weaving in and out with our streamers in hand. May Basket Day was celebrated across the country in the early 19th and 20th centuries where baskets were created with flowers, candies, and other treats and hung on the doors of friends, neighbors and loved ones on May 1.
What a fun activity to just celebrate spring and friends and neighbors I think this fits really well with Stamping Up's Statement of the heart. 
Isn't this cute. I made my own old-fashion May Day cone with an 8 x 8 inch of DSP. I adhered paper doilies to the edge, filled it with Reddie Shreddie and created daisies the daisy punch. I used the adhesive-backed sequins that are sadly retiring for my centers. I punched some leaves with the leaf punch and glued to the back of the flower. Made a little tag and done! Oh yeah, you have to have a bow! You know I love my ribbon! This is headed to a friends house shortly!
Here is a close up of the flowers. I used a sponge dauber to add a little color to the edges and a bone folder to curl them a bit. I'm thankful this punch and stamp set is not retiring!



The last picture is a close-up of the tag. I love this saying out of the Picnic with You set. It was perfect for this project. 


I hope you enjoyed our little history lesson and my May Day projects. Have a great first of May, be blessed and be a blessing to those around you. There is a lot of new things coming! Stay tuned to Stamping in Dixie for updates and specials. If you don't have a demonstrator and need a new 2018-2019 annual catalog let me know, I'll get one to you. You can visit my online store anytime to purchase Stampin' Up products you see here.

                               Love Stamping in Dixie,
                                         Cindy

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Share What You Love Bundle Early Release coming soon!

Good morning friends! How are you? I am well running around trying to get the end of the school year tied up. With 4 grands it can get busy! I have to tell you though I am super excited about the Early Release of the Share What You Love bundle! So let's take a look at it. these bundles are not available to order until May 1st.











The just getting started Bundle is 57.00 and includes the Share What you do Stamp set, Old Olive Ink Pad in the new style, the new Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad,
the clear block E, Very Vanilla 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes. You're going to love these new and improved Stamp pads.
   The Little More, Please Bundle includes a little more for 91.50.
This bundle has 2 stamp sets! The Make a Difference Stamp set is awesome. It's a beautiful alphabet font. You will LOVE! It does not include the Old Olive ink pad, but includes, the Share What You Love Cardstock pack, the pearlized doilies, the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon, Share What You Love Embellishment Kit and Very Vanilla Cardstock. The Very Vanilla Envelopes and Embellishment Kit are Free with this bundle.
And the best deal of all is the Gotta Have It All Bundle! You get 3 free items with this bundle, the same 2 in the previous one plus a Statement of My Heart Single stamp! You also get everything else in the last one but also the gorgeous Pearlized Designer Series Paper and the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. All that for 127.50! The only deal better than this is to sign up as a Dixie Star Stamper, a hobbyist or a business builder, either one gets you a 20% discount all the time and many other awesome perks. If you are interested shoot me an email and let's talk. One of the best decisions I ever made.
Stay tuned for some sample projects using this awesome collection going soon. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Love to hear from you. Be blessed and be a blessing! Love Stamping in Dixie,
                             Cindy

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Good morning crafting peeps! I hope you are having a good start to your week. I am running around today as usual but wanted to take a minute and make sure you know about the current promotions going on with Stampin' Up! There is three kind of big things going on right now or soon. first would be the Last Chance List! I'm sure you have all perused it by now. It seems longer than it needs to be because it lists all the ink pads as retiring. Don't panic, they are not retiring just being redesigned! Also, many of the bundles that seem to be retiring will be in the annual catalog, but not in a bundle form. You can check out what's available here.
Don't miss out on something you really want, retiring items are while supplies last. Layering Love is one of my favorite words set. I will miss it.
So what else is going on? Well I'm sure you have heard all the buzz about the Color Revamp! Stampin Up does this occasionally to stay on trend with core colors that are current. It's been like 8 years ago since we had a major Color Revamp! Some of the new ones are pretty awesome and they are bringing back some retired In Colors to fill in gaps. Blackberry Bliss was one of my favorite purples and it's coming back!!! Woo HOO! Here is a list of the retiring colors, the new colors and the returning colors.
And finally, I'll talk more about this later this week but we have an exclusive early release bundle coming out in May. Actually 3 different bundles of the same product. It's a beautiful stamp set, no 2 stamp sets that coordinate along with some other products to get you started creating beautiful projects.

This Early release will be available Starting May 1. Check back for more information and some samples of cards and projects made with this suite.
That's a  lot for one blog post. Thanks for visiting my site. I always enjoy your comments, please leave one and let me know you were here. Have a great day. Be blessed and be a blessing.
Love stamping in Dixie,
                 Cindy

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stampin Friends It's all about Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the April Stampin' Friends Blog Hop. Hope you are enjoying hopping along with us seeing all the spring ideas we have to share with you today. I have to say it doesn't feel very spring-like in Dixieland this week. It's cold! Well, cold for us. I'm wearing a sweater today! In April! But it will be 80 degrees again tomorrow. Go figure!
I know some of you are thinking spring flowers, weddings, maybe flying kits. In Dixieland it's all about college letters, the which athlete is signing for YOUR school, graduations, and reunions. Yes, throw a few weddings and showers in the mix and it's a busy time of the year. I was asked by a sweet friend to make her some special cards for her college reunion next weekend, luckily Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach are still around. They are prettier than just Blue and Orange!I love these cards! Awesome fun folds I learned from Donna Griffith and France Martin. 

The top piece is a 3 1/2 inch square card attached to the right 1 1/2 " panel. Then it opens again to reveal the inside. I love this girl! The "Remember when" stamp is from an old set, but was perfect for this event.
On the inside, I used the tree stamp and banner from a retiring set In the Trees (145850). I was a little sad to see this one go so soon.
I didn't have anything with Old on it. We wanted these cards to honor years of friendship, so I took the Hold on to hope stamp and just inked up the OLD! It worked perfectly. The rest of that saying is from the Waterfront stamp set. Watercolored the trees and sky with an aqua painter.



The 4-panel card is very similar using most of the same stamps, but adding a few current, retiring and retired ones! can you see the little girl from Birthday Delivery? I just love this stamp. Very sad to see it leave!

My final project is a simple lunch bag I covered with Designer series paper. I saw Ronda Wade do this on Facebook and thought it would be perfect to give someone with some treats inside. I cut the bag down to 9 inches. Cut a piece of DSP to cover the front, then another piece I same width but left it 12" long so I had a 3" piece to turn down over the top. it really is that simple. I tied a bow with white bakers twine, wrapped it around the top several times and added a tag.
the tag used the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set that is also retiring! RIP! I used a gold binder clips to attach it to the bag.(These are going too!)

I hope you are inspired by at least one of these projects. They were a lot of fun to create. Please be sure to leave a comment and let me know you were here. Keep on hopping- I'm sure you will enjoy each blog and be inspired to get stamping for spring events. Be blessed and be a blessing.
Love Stamping in Dixie, Cindy

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