Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy New Year!

Are you scratching your head at the last post- the one I just posted? I debated going ahead and sharing it, but really loved the whole post and decided, "What the heck"! I wrote that post and thought I had scheduled it for Friday before Christmas. Obviously, I have been MIA from the blogging world for a couple of weeks. I just today realized that the scheduled post did not in fact post as it should have. I'm certain this was a user error (mine), but just thought I'll go ahead and share it anyway! So, enjoy a little before Christmas stamping almost 3 weeks later! So HAPPY 2018! I find it hard to believe it doesn't seem that long ago we were worrying about Y2K! It's been 18 years! Stamping Up is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year which is a pretty big deal in the crafting world. We thought 2 sisters in their living room would created a company that 30 years later would be know world wide! But you can't even imagine the impact this company has had on the lives of so many women and families. I have been blessed to be with Stampin' Up! for 11 years now. I am amazed at that fact I still get excited when a new catalog debuts! Drumroll!!!! Have you seen the new 2018 Occasions Catalog?  It has 15 BUNDLES! It is amazing! and on top of that it's Sale-A-Bration time. Y'all it doesn't get any better than this! Oh wait, maybe it does. Check out this promotion. 

You can click the banner and go to the Paper Pumpkin site. Do it today and you will get the January kit with 16 projects to create for Valentines!  Thank you for hanging around with me for another year. I hope you find some inspiration at Stamping in Dixie or maybe just get a good laugh or two. If you have any questions I'm here to help. Here's hoping and praying for a great new year for each of you and your families. Touch those around you this year. Let's spend some cheer one card at a time!
Love stamping in Dixie,
Cindy

Cute scraps and Moose Munch!

Well, I'm hitting the floor running every waking minute these last few days before the Big Day! Today is Tombo's (DH) work party. I got up at 5:30 to make an amazing Cranberry Christmas cake. It is so easy and so good. I also made 15 bags of Moose Munch for him to place in each co-workers stocking today and wrapped a Dirty Santa gift! It's been a busy morning.
After bagging the Moose Munch, which is really caramel corn with peanuts and pecans drizzled with white chocolate and green sugar, I decided they need a cute tag of course. So I sat here and designed the cutest tag out of the pile of scrapes on my table. I kid you not the pile of scraps is huge! It was actually a lot of fun. I do kind of enjoy the challenge of working with somewhat limited supplies. It isn't quite as overwhelming as everything in my craft room.
This first photo is a step by step of the process I use to make the tags. The bottom one is the basket of the finished projects!
I used the 2" circle punch to round the end of the tag and a 1" circle punch to punch the hole in the center.
These are really fun for me and I enjoy creating this  type of projects for my Christmas gifts. I pray as you prepare for the Christmas season, you will take the time to reflex on the the greatest gift of all- Jesus Christ, God's Only begotten son. As much of the world celebrates His birth at this time, don't miss the wonder of God's gift to mankind.
          "Joy to the World- the Lord is come, let
                     Heaven and Nature sing!"

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Crusin'

If you missed me lately our family decided to do something different and headed to New Orleans to hop on a ship and cruise for a week. All 14 of us from my 83 year old mother to my youngest grandson at 2 years old enjoyed a week in the western Caribbean. It was great.  Unfortunately, some of the group came home sick with the flu! But for the most part it was a great trip and I can't wait to get some pictures on page! I know everyone is super busy getting ready for Christmas I am taking it easy. Not stressing and trying to have fun. That might be the reason I have been MIA for a while. The Open house the 1st of December was a hit and well attended. I have  the new catalogs. If you need one let me know, I 'll get it to you asap. The Mystery hostess workshop was very successful. Debbie Bryant, Lynn Laton, Deborah Beard and Stephanie Roberti won 25.00 in free product and Kimberly Parker was picked for the 1/2 price item. There may be just a few more goodies to go around!
I'm showing you this card again. It was from a post back in November. I submitted this card for the PCC266 (Paper Craft Crew) challenge number 266. It was a sketch challenge. Well, I just found out I was chosen as one of the top picks! They choose 3 cards from the entries as the top picks for that challenge. I am stoked! Thanks for letting me share my successes. I'll be back soon with more ideas for the upcoming new Catalog launch! Happy Holidays! Be blessed and be a blessing. Much love.
Stamping in Dixie,
Cindy Waldroff

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free Shipping Cyber Monday!

Yes! Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping on your entire order on Monday starting at 12 am Mountain Time and running until 11:59 pm Mountain Time!
Everyone loves free shipping so don't miss out on this great deal. Use the hostess code  TKYH3WPT  for the December Mystery hostess give aways. You can order online or send me your order and I'll gladly enter it for you.  have a great weekend. Enjoy your blessings!
Love stamping in Dixie,
Cindy

Thursday, November 23, 2017

I'm thankful for you!

Happy Thanksgiving! I pray you have a great day whether you are spending it with family or friends or maybe you have to work like my son-in-law who is a police officer and will be working and my son and daughter in law who are nurses, we know about working on holidays. I pray for you a blessed day and a time to enjoy all the blessings you have around you. Thank you for taking the time weekly to visit me here. I really appreciate you stopping by and I love your comments.
I have a small piece of a project to share with you. I created this 5 x 7 piece as part of a wall hanging. I will have a sdesign for each season.
This is the fall one and I love the saying in the Painted Harvest set (144783). So today we will be gathering together and giving thanks.
I used the Painted Harvest sunflower on the background of Crushed Curry cardstock. The embellishments are thinlets from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlets dies (144670) and the Seasonal Layer thinlets (143751). I love the little pieces of copper foil and the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper (144613).
Hope you like this one. I think it's a keeper! Short story today- I'm off to bake a sweet potato casserole and ice some awesome Thanksgiving Day cookies. Today count your blesings! I'm startaing with you.
Love stamping in Dixie,
Cindy

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas is coming fast! STampin' Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! We had a great hop last month and Cheryl Schuessler is our blog candy winner.  If you came from Sue's blog , thanks for continuing on the hop.
Stay tuned for details on this months blog candy. Tuesday was my birthday! Tombo took me shopping , it was strange to hear the Christmas music playing. It was November 14th! But the reality is Christmas is coming fast! I hope you have already started on on all your Christmas projects, but just in case you need some last minute ideas you have come to the right place. I have jumped on the Merry Cafe and Coffee Train this month. If you have been on facebook or very many blogs recently you have seen the coffee candles! They are everywhere. What a great little gift for a teacher, office mate, neighbor or as a table gift for a ladies luncheon or an open house. The ideas are endless. Aren't these cute?
You basically make a square box 2"x 2"x 2" and add a back piece. Decorate with Designer Series paper, stamp a greeting and your done. The back piece is doubled for strength, but can be made to hold a gift card.

The card I made is a gate-fold card. It was one of the first cards I ever made and I think it was what captured my interest. Take a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of card stock and score at 2 1/8" from each end. The DSP is 2" x 5 3/8" from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the annual catalog. For the belly band I used a 1" strip of Red Glimmer paper folded around the card with the cup from the Coffee Cafe framelits cut out of the same paper using the opposite side.
This card really is a quick one to make that looks like a WOW card.
I hope these projects have inspired you to create some great Christmas projects to share with your family friends and those you can bless at Christmas time. IMPORTANT-
We have blog candy this month, so be sure to comment on each blog with the #SFBlogHop2017. Tell the blogger what you love about their projects. Also be sure to leave your email so we can contact you if you win! Keep hopping because you are going to love Andrea Tracy-Tucker's projects! Have a great day!



Thanks for stopping by, please continue on the hop and Merry Christmas. Be blessed and have a great day.

 Love stamping in Dixe, 
Cindy

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Franken Artist and Big News!

Hey Star Stampers!  Very important- read to the end!!!Hope you are having a great week. Just returned from Salt Lake City Monday night late and yesterday was my birthday! It was a great day, but I have to share my birthday card from my dear Hubby, Tombo! So Tombo isn't really an accomplished stamper. He helps me and does really good on some things but, design and actual stamping- he still needs practice. So when he gave me his card I was blown away. It was really pretty good! I looked at it though thinking it kind of looked familiar, but not really. I know it wasn't one of my stash but something rang a bell. So where did this card come from? Tommy took several cards and card fronts from my swaps and pulled pieces off and created his own card. On the back he printed and placed a little tag - Cracked me up!
Okay, I will admit I didn't get it right away. He had to explain, like Frankenstein was put together from different pieces- so was this card. One of the things I love about this man, he has a different sense of humor!

Okay now for
the Big News. If you haven't heard(what cave are you in) Stampin' Up is launching the reserve period for a new product called the Stamparatus! I was fortunate to get to work on the L2L team for the past 2 + years to get to have input in the development of this new tool! And I will tell you, It is AWESOME! You are going to love it! So- You need to go to my website and set up an account if you don't already have one. Then tomorrow at 3 pm central time get online and reserve your
Stamparatus! It will not ship until February nor will you be billed until it ships. But you will be in the first group to get your hands on this great tool. There will be two more reserve windows if you don't get in on the first one. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Okay. Gotta run. Have a very blessed day and be a blessing to those around you.
Love stamping in Dixie,
Cindy