Thursday, January 19, 2017
Thank you for visiting the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop. I am honored to be a part of this talented group of ladies. This months theme is Love.If you came from Lynn Streifert's blog you can go back with the previous link. Please keep going today and find the next awesome project idea at Stacey Lane's blog by using the next link at the bottom of this post.
Well, I love to make handmade, thoughtful cards. The one that says "I think you are special." Whether it's for my Valentine, my grand kids or just my good friends, I want them to know when they look at it that I was thinking of them and I think they are worth a little time and effort! We have little grands running around and Barney is often heard singing, "I love you, You love me"! Which was the first thought that ran through my head when I saw the theme for this month.
My first project this month is a simple card. I want to make a bunch of these for some special people. I have a hard time doing simple, so this was a challenge! I chose Watermelon Wonder for my primary color because I really like it and as one of the 2015-2017 In Colors it will be retiring end of May! So use it while I can! I also used the notecards from Stampin' Up. This is a single layer card with the shirt stamped and cut with the new Custom Tee bundle and popped up on dimensionals. I added some Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon and done!
It's just not a treat without Chocolate! So I wrapped a big dark chocolate candy bar with DSP and added the banner stamped with love you lots from the Hostess Set Love You Lots. The ladybugs are stamped in Basic Black and colored with Watermelon Wonder. The Smokey Slate heart DSP is from Foxy Friends paper stack. Are you wondering just what the other project is? Well, I back in October, I bought what I thought was some small note pads. Not! It was basically a thick stack of 3 x 5 cards cut in half! Now, what am I going to do with this? Well, I counted out a dozen little cards, made a front and back from cardstock, punched a hole in the corner and added a notebook ring. Embellished the front and added some ribbon! It measures only 2.5 x 3. I stamped the inside with words from
Thoughtful Banners that remind me of the dear friend I intend to give this too.
Well, that's all folks! Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you found something that inspires you. Please leave a comment using the # SFBlogHop. Be bless , bless those around you and sing the Barney song, "I love you, you love me..." we all could use a group hug sometimes. Don't forget to check out Stacey's blog next!
Blog Hop list
9. Cindy Waldroff- That's me!
10. Stacey Lane
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
When our children were young we had a family rule- Eat what your served, sleep where you're put and Always say Thank You! They heard it repeatedly and they repeated it often! Occassionally, today I'll here my daughter saying it to her children. I believe being thankful is a big deal! The Bible says "In all things give thanks for this is the will of God." The project I'm sharing today is just that- a little thank you to the ladies who helped make my December successful.
(#138426).It's a great price on the clearance rack. The Chick is stamped with Basic Black ink on thick White cardstock and cut out with the Layering oval framelits. The Basic Black layer is cut with the scalloped framelit. I stamped the Hey Chick saying and banner cut each end. Easy peasy and quick! This is a great way to package any small item you'd like to share with someone special. Oh, I forgot to mention- This Hey Chick stamp set is free from Stampin' Up during Saleabration! For every 50.00 in product you get to choose an awesome free product. You can see the Sale a bration catalog by clicking on it at the top left side of this post.Well, time to run. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed my little thank you. I'd love to hear your comments. Come back soon!
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Oh Man, OH Man, OH Man! Happy 2017! I pray this is a great year for each of you. Reach for the stars. Make it the year you finally do all the things you have been putting off! That is my plan! So a little aside from Stamping today. #1. I am going to lose the 30 pounds I have been fighing with for 3 years! I am going to do this before July 6th! I am going to join TOPS to help keep me accountable! You are welcome to help also with encouragement and accountabliltiy along the way. #2. I am going to be more consistent with blogging! I know I say this all the time, but I'm getting serious this year. I have tons of great Stampin' Up products,cards and projects to share and I need to share them more often. I have several other Big Goals on the planner, but I want make this post ALL about me!
Other Big News!!!!
Today is the first day of Sale a bration and the Occasions Catalog kicks off today as sell. This is my favorite time of the Stampin' Up year! Free Stuff. For every 50.00 you purchase in product ,you get to choice a free item from the
Sale a bration flyer! There are some awesome Stamp sets, paper, and embellishments up for grabs! Check it out here on my online store. I promise samples soon! Come back for coffee and a card! (bring you cup of coffee)
Thursday, December 15, 2016
2017!!! You gotta be kidding me! It really does seem like just yesterday our world was like freakin' out about Y2K!!!!! 17 years later I have to ask, " Where did all those years go? "
I actually celebrated my 10th anniversary with Stampin' Up this month- WooHOO! For those of you who don't know my short story, I signed up as a hobbyist and really never thought I'd have a profitable business and definitely never thought I'd earn 1 incentive trip much less 4! 2 getaway trips San Diego and Washington DC, and 2 Grand Vacations- the Mediterranean cruise last year and the Thailand trip this year.
I really want to say thank you to each of you who follow me on Facebook or Pinterest and take the time to ready my blog! The wonderful friends I have met through Stampin Up have really made this my Best Job Ever! Sorry to keep going on and on, y'all know I like to talk!
If you came to Stamping in Dixie from Maureen Rauchfuss's blog thank you for continuing on the hop. It is a busy time for everyone especially paper crafters and we look forward to sharing with you each month on the Hop.
This months theme is New Year's Celebrations! So, my first project is treats to help ring in the new year.
Love the Cheerful Tags Framelit set. So versatile, not just for bottle tags. The Godiva chocolate truffles are packaged in the 2 x 8 cello bags with cute toppers made from 2"circle punch, star punch and double banner punch. Awesome copper accents! Won't these look great on a New Year's Eve table?
For my card project I used the Large Numbers Framelits with Copper foil. I used the Basic Black and Melon Mambo cardstock to coordinate with the Godiva Chocolate wrappers. The Melon Mambo layer is embossed with the Sparkle embossing folder and for some bling I used the different glimmer papers to kinda look like fireworks. Though created with the theme New Year Celebrations in mind- I think this card could be used for several different celebrations! Hope you like it! Thanks for taking the time to hop along this month. Keep going. There are some really talented ladies in the group.
Let me wish you a very Happy and Blessed 2017. This is my prayer fro you.
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Stampin Friends Blog Roll
6.Maureen Rauchfuss -
7. Cindy Slack Waldroff- That's me.
10. Melissa Thomas
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Congratulations to Diane Seidler, who is our Stampin' Friends Blog Hop winner for November! Thanks for following our Blog Hop Diane. Enjoy all your goodies! You to could be picked for some great crafty gifts during the December Blog Hop coming up on the 15th of December. Rules- for being included in the drawing. Leave a comment for each Blog you visit. Use the # listed on that blog Mystery gift graphic and you are entered. Bonus- you get entered for every comment! So the more comments the more entries and opportunities to win! Have a blessed day. Go bless someone else and then you will be truly blessed! See ya soon at Stamping in Dixie!
Friday, December 2, 2016
FYI- Stampin' Up! is hosting a close out sale starting today and lasting all month. Many items are while supplies last so, don't wait around. Lots of great deals to be had. One of my favorite is all the ribbon ! I love ribbon but when making a lot of the same card using it can get pricey, so getting it on a great sale is the best way to go. The Stitched Edge red ribbon (#141984) will be great during February for Valentine Day projects, and you can never have too much Glitter ribbon (#142015). So head on over to my online store and shop til you drop! Use this months hostess code 4PQWTFU6 and with a 50.00 order get a punch on your customer appreciation card and a free gift from me. Thanks for letting me be your creative therapy coach! Looking forward to a wonderful holiday season. Y'all come back.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
|Jennifer and GG|
I wanted to share with y'all the birthday card I made for my Momma. I love the double Z fold card and the Petals and Paisleys Designer series paper. Love the copper accents in this paper.
I had a really hard time with the lighting on this picture because of the copper. The small leaves are out of the October paper pumpkin kit, sponged with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry. I used the Stitched framelit oval for the Happy Birthday layer and the large numbers framelit for the 82.
Hope you like this card. IF I can help you find your creative mojo or if you need any Stampin Up supplies just leave me a comment of you can visit my online store here. Thanks for stopping by. Come back and visit again soon. Be blessed and go bless those around you and you will be truly blessed.