Tuesday, February 13, 2018

#Pleasenottheflu!

Hey y'all! It's been a tough few weeks around here. A lot of activity and too much not feeling well!!! A couple sick grand kids, a couple sick kids and Tombo and I fighting it with everything! So far I think I'm just fighting a cold! But I promise I am hitting it it with everything I've got. Most of all I seem to be sleeping a lot! This means I'm not accomplishing all the late night stuff I usually do! So you see why I am behind in posting, I am behind in projects, housework, laundry... Hopefully, I'm headed in the right direction now! I wanted to share a sweet project with y'all. I made this for a long time friends daughter, who is getting married in a few months. I never do wedding stuff and here I've had 2 in less than a month! Looks familiar I know.
I used the same stamp set (Petal Passion) and Memories and more card kit as I did on the last card I shared. I love it! This stamp set is awesome. The whole suite is awesome! The card is very different fold and the packaging is awesome!!!! Wait, I have used that word to many times. The packaging is Over the Top! Here is the card closed. The left flap slides under the oval embellishment to hold the card closed. It actually is a gift card holder. I used the DSP, the stamp set, the Memories and more kit,  and the  coordinating framelits. The little
embellishment that holds the gift card
with the sentiment sending you Lots + Lots of happy is from the Lots of Happy Card kit (146388) in the Occasions catalog. It is my all time favorite All inclusive kit! I promise! That little envelope held the gift card and it fit in the flap. The white piece behind it is a 3 x 4 card from the Memories and more kit that I was able to use to write a message. I have to say I was really pleased with how this turned out! Time to run, so I'll save the packaging until next time! Have a great day. Be a blessing to someone else and you will find yourself truly blessed!
Much love, Stamping in Dixie!
                              Cindy

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Stampin' Friends All about Love Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome to the January Stampin' Friends All about Love Blog Hop! So, I'm sort of dedicating this blog post to my sweet niece Lauren and her soon to be husband, Ben. I have not had the pleasure of meeting Ben yet, but if Lauren picked him, he must be special. They met while in Bible college in California. Lauren is actually Rev. Lauren Waldroff! Since this hop is "All about Love" what more could I ask for to inspire me- a young couple in love, preparing to share the love of God with the world together! While visiting with Lauren and her family last weekend, she mentioned her wedding colors were pretty much black and light pink. Wham! Petal Passion Memories and More card Pack popped into my head! Love this accessory to the Petal Passion suite!
Here is the finished project!                                                                                   
As you can see I added a few other elements. I love the new stamp set Hold on to Hope and the thinlets set in the Sale a Bration catalog- Celebrate You!
The wedding is not until June! Do you know how hard it will be for me to keep this under wraps until then? Okay now we need a matching card to accompany this work of art! Viola! I decided on a double Z-fold card continuing with the Memories and More card pack.
I just love this stamp set and coordinating products! I hope you have enjoyed these projects as much as I have. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. You also will want to continue on the Blog Hop for some more great inspiration from some very talented ladies. Thank you for stopping by Stamping in Dixie. come back later this week for more details on these projects. Have a great day and be blessed!

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