Thursday, September 21, 2017

Finally- Fall and another Stampin' Friends Blog Hop!

Good Morning from Dixeland! Fall is here. It's still warm, okay hot, however the days are getting shorter and everyone is really busy. A lot of fun stuff going on. My 10 year old grandson is playing football and loves it. I'm just trying to keep up but I love fall!  It's my favorite time of the year. Thanks for joining in the Blog Hop. If you came from Steph's blog I know you enjoyed her projects.
Stampin' Up! has done good this year with some really cute stamp sets and awesome designer series paper to help us crafty types be creative. For today's Blog hop, I am sharing this awesome card. I never do square cards, so this is outside the box for me and I had a blast creating it.
It's 5.5" square, made with Cajun Craze and the Wood Textures DSP.  I used the Baby Wipe technique to stamp the leaves and cut them out with the Big shot. The pumpkin, a few leaves, and the ribbon are all copper accents. Still loving the Copper! Oh, and can you see the saying? It's embossed directly on the DSP with Copper embossing powder. Here's a close up so you can see it better. I used the envelope punch board to make the envelope out of a piece of the Painted Autumn DSP. Love that paper!
Now for my 3-D project, have you seen the TEST TUBES?  I think they are stinkin' cute. I loved them last year when they arrived in the Paper Pumpkin kit and was tickled pink to see them in the Holiday Catalog this year. So many fun projects to make with these. Add some treats, a tag and instant WOW! The Spooky Cat and the Labels of Love stamp set made these cute tags a breeze. Of course, you have to have the Everyday Label punch which coordinates with 2 stamp sets in this catalog!!!! Love that! I also made one of my favorite gifts for this time of year and boy has Stampin' Up made this easy.
Pumpkin Spice Latte is back! So... I had to make a cute gift tag. This will probably go to Cooperman's teacher the first of October. Hope you have enjoyed these projects half as much as I enjoyed creating them. I'd love to share the directions with you! Follow my blog and leave me a comment and I'll send you the PDF for all three projects.  Please don't forget to visit all the blogs and leave comments. Kim  is next. Don't miss her creations!Tell each blogger what you love about their projects. Use the #SFBloghop2017 to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize. Thanks for hopping by! Have a blessed day and be a blessing to those around you.

Love Stamping in Dixie,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I'm back!

This week is the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop and sadly, I have been MIA for a few months. But I'm Back. This month I am getting back into the swing of things. We have changed a few details on this hop so it might look a little different, but I promise you will see some amazing projects if you visit each blog! Also, we are giving away a big prize this month.

  • You must comment on each of the blogs in the hop. 
  • You must use the #SFbloghop2017. 
  • We will need an email to get in toouch with you if you win!
That's it! So grab a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider get the idea and sit back and be inspired with our Fall projects this Thursday, September 21. Hope to see you back here! Have a great day, be blessed and be a blessing to someone in need.
I think I'm off to make some Pumpkin Spice cookies!!!

Love Stamping in Dixie,

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

If at first you don't succeed...

Try, Try, TRY again!!! I have heard this all my life! and I guess it's the reason I refuse to give up on this blog. I have to admit it seems like no one is reading it, so why bother? Because while it is extremely frustrating at times, I'm just not techie at all, it would be easier to give up! But at almost a half a century plus 10, I kind of enjoy the challenge of learning something new and I really do hope I am connecting with some of you out there who might feel the same way. I do love my stamping business and it is growing and so must I. So please don't give up on me! I will continue to muddle through the technology and attempt to bring you some fun and creative projects to inspire you to create. Y'all can help! Please leave me a comment when you see something you like! That's all I ask. Thanks. So, today's inspirational thought is " We all have a job to do. I need to do mine, you need to do yours. I shouldn't try to do yours! In some situations my job might be to just pray and ask God to take care of things. Now, this is the really hard part! I have to let go and let Him do HIS job. Somethings I can not fix, change, or  even understand- BUT and it's a big but, I can take it to the One who does, leave it there and let HIM do HIS job! Ladies, this is a very freeing concept! I am not responsible to do God's job. I am responsible to bring my issues to Him and get out of HIS way! Okay, end of sermonette!

 I love Fall! I am so ready for it. Of course, here in Dixieland Fall is more in your mind than in the weather. School, football, pumpkins starting to show up everywhere, cotton starting to bloom- these are the signs of fall. It probably is still hot as you know where!- so don't think it's going to get cooler or that my flip flops or shorts are getting put away! but we can still enjoy this gorgeous time of the year. So when I saw this Painted Harvest stamp set I was instantly in love! And the Designer Series Paper that goes along with it is absolutely beautiful! I have had a ball playing with different colors. This one is Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede. The leaves (which aremade with a new punch!!!!) are in Lemon Lime Green!(a new In Color)
Hope you like this one as much as me. If you'd like to get the product to make some here is the list of what I used:
Painted Harvest  (144783), Leaf Punch (144667), Painted Harvest Autumn Designer Paper (144613) Cajun Craze cardstock (119684), and ink (126965),
Crushed Curry Ink (131173), Soft Suede Ink (126978), Early Espresso Cardstock (119686), Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650), Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (144245) and Linen thread (104199).
Well, hope you have a grand day! Be a Blessing to someone you come across today! You will be the one blessed!
                                                  Love y'all and Peach Tea!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I get so excited!

It's that time of the year when the new catalog is in pre-order! I get so stinkin' excited! I want it all! This is one advantage to being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator- Besides always getting a discount, we also get to see the new catalog and order some of the new goodies before it goes live to the rest of the world! And I do mean world because Stampin' Up! is a Global company. This is exciting to me since 1 of the reasons I joined Stampin' Up! 10 years ago was to meet new friends who loved to paper craft as much as I do. Boy, has that happened. Not only have I had the pleasure of meeting a community of ladies in my neck of the woods that I get to craft with regularly, I also have met other demonstrators from all over the world. I now have friends all across the USA, but also in New Zealand, UK, Australia, and the Netherlands. I was blessed to have earned the Grand Vacation last year and went on a Mediterranean Cruise with many of these lovely ladies. This year we are going to Thailand! I am so excited!!!!

Now to the point of this blog post- here is a picture of the new catalog! If you need a copy please let me know. You can leave a comment here or find me on Facebook 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Is anything every just Black and White?

Welcome to the February Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! I appreciate you hopping over today.Today's theme is Black and White with a punch of color. If you came from Kristen Gill's blog I know you were inspired. Click the previous link to return there. We are fortunate to have 3 very talented Guest hoppers today.
I know you will want to visit each of their blogs also. You can continue on the hop by clicking on the Next button at the bottom of this post.

So, ready to see my projects today? I had a really good time creating these. I used patterns I found on Splitcoast stampers and You Tube for the mechanics. 

Cucumber Crush is my accent color. Love this Inside the Lines DSP from the Saleabration Catalog. I also made use of the glassine bags as my envelope for this card. I love doing this when I know I'm going to be hand delivering the card or when a card is a little thick for a regular size envelope. I usually add more to the outside, but the card showed through nicely and already had a lot going on. Here is the card. It has a belly band to help keep it closed and opens from the bottom. I have falling in love with these Cards. Ready? TA DA!!

Yep, it's a Pop and Twist. And they are amazing. This is a birthday card for my adventurous daughter. I think she will love it.
I used the Lift me up Bundle which is so much fun to play with and the Always an Adventure bundle from the annual catalog. And, finally the balloon punch and stamps from the Birthday Adventures Bundle. Cucumber Crush is one of the In Colors that will be retiring in May.
 For my 3-D project I made a Shadow box frame. These are also easy to make and a whole lot of fun. Again, I utilized the Inside the Lines DSP and this time the Dragonfly Bundle. It's starting to sound like all of them are my favorites!
Here's a close up of the message in the corner. I hope y'all enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed making them. Have a geat day and be blessed! 
Please take the time to continue on the hop and visit Maria Willis blog. Just click on the next button. Thanks. And by the way all of us would love some feed back from you-so, please leave us a comment, 
Blog List
11. Cindy Slack Waldroff-Me!

Monday, January 30, 2017

# I'm bringing birthdays back

Have y'all seen the stamp Stampin' Up release last year, #imbringingbirthdaysback(143573)?It was the idea of a sweet lady at Stampin' Up Shannon West.  Well, this month all my groups have been focused on getting our birthday card collection beefed up. I really believe there isn't to much better than receiving cards on your day!(Maybe chocolate) Made just for you is even better.This new stamp set in the current Occasions catalog is quickly becoming one of my favorite!
Love this one!
Of course this is my wardrobe color palette and I love red hats- well, red anything! More later. Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment so I know you were here! Thanks and be blesssed today!

Stamps: Beautiful You and
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White and a scrap of Real Red
Ink: Archival Black, Smokey Slate, Real Red and Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, aqua painter, heat tool, and paper snips.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Barney's Song

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!

My 3-d project is a goody bag with some goodies inside. The tag was made using a piece of window sheet and adding the Watermelon Wonder DSP to the front and back of the tag.  The top part is just window sheet so you can see through it. I banner cut the end and added a circle and heart. And here's what's inside!
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
1.Elizabeth Jeanne-
2.Raquelle Clifton
3.Kathie Rotti
4.Barbara Welch
5.Twila Davis
6.Kirsteen Gill
7.Steph Jandrow
8.Lynn Streifert
9. Cindy Waldroff- That's me!
10. Stacey Lane
11.Melissa Thomas
12.Kim Smith
13.Maureen Rauchfuss
14.Andrea Tracy-Tucker
15.Kim Lamos

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Always say Thank you!

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.
 Love this little Chick! I'm letting my hair grow and I think I have seen this image in the mirror a few times lately! I used the glassine bags (#141700) and tied it with the Delightful Dijon Dotted lace trim (#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

Let's kick it off right!

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)