Wednesday, September 5, 2018

What's happening in your neck of the woods?

Labor day is over and I guess you can say it is officially Fall. Not like calender officially, but we are into football, hurricane season, and pumpkin spice everything! Fall holidays are not that far away. Stampin' Up is offering a great Paper Pumpkin this month for Halloween. We will be surprised with the exact projects, but we know there are enough supplies for 24 projects included in this Toil and Trouble kit. If you would like to take advantage of it for just this month you can, as long as you sign up, order- by September 10th.  You can subscribe to the monthly kit, or prepay purchase 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. Check out the options here. Got to run. Have a great day and be blessed. Stop back by for more Halloween ideas and other alternatives. Spreading joy one card at a time!
                                                  Love stamping in Dixie,
                                                                   Cindy

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Are we really getting ready for Fall? Stampin' Friends Blog Hop

Where, Oh where did my summer go? School has started, but it's still summer people! And now we are gearing up for everything pumpkin spice! Before you know it we will be heading into the Holiday Season! Halloween, Thanksgiving Christmas, and New Year's celebrations will be here before you can say Jack O'lantern! This is really a good exercise for me because I tend to procrastinate and am always scrambling at the last minute. This year I will have Halloween done early! Well, at least planned early. So thank you for joining us on the Stampin' Friends Fall Blog Hop today. As always I know you will be inspired by the projects you see from this group of talented stampers. I hope you enjoy mine and keep on hopping! Please leave your comments along the way. It really makes us do the happy dance!
My granddaughter Cadie picked out this stamp set. She is an old cat woman at 11! She loved the Kitty and Dog in this fun Halloween stamp set. I used Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, and Whisper White cardstock. Add in a piece of the DSP and that awesome Black Foil.
 From the new Holiday Catalog-
Stamp set Treat or Tweet,
DSP Toil and Trouble,
Black Foil Sheets, Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy ribbon, Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
I used the new Granny Apple Green Blends pen in light, and the Smoky Slate Blends pens in dark and light.

For my 3-d projects, I did a quick candy bag using the 3 x 6 gusseted cello bags, tied with the 1/8" Black Cord and a 1 1/2" circle punch.

Love some candy corn! the bat and frog where cut from the Toil and Trouble DSP (Hint there is a matching stamp set and framelits!).
Cute, but want to take it up a notch or two?
I used a 6" x 11" piece of DSP and the Gift Bag punch board to make a cute little treat bag. Then created an adorable tag to tie on it using Mango Melody Cardstock, Toil and Trouble DSP, more Glittered Ribbon.  Isn't the little witch just the cutest thing. I loved her holding the frog over the cauldron. And in honor of Cadiebug there had to be a cat at her feet.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into the New Holiday Catalog coming soon. There are more Fall goodies for you to play with going soon! Please continue on to Katja Ettig's blog to see what amazing things she has created. Have a great day and be blessed and be a blessing to those around you!

Love stamping in Dixie,
                    Cindy

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summertime, Summertime! Stampin' Friends Blog hop

Thanks for joining us today on the Stampin' friends Blog hop. I know you are enjoying all the great projects from this talented group of stampers and crafters. I have been traveling a lot already this summer with 2 weeks in the UK and a few days in Panama City, FL, where I attended my niece's wedding. It was lovely.
The fun stamping stuff I've been working on, besides wedding favors for Lauren's wedding, are projects using the new In Colors. It usually takes we a little while to warm up to the new colors each year. I really do like the brightness of this year's In Color collection. Have you picked a favorite yet? I love the Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel, but the Pineapple Punch is pretty awesome also. I used the In Color DSP as the focal point for these simple notecards. And love that coordinating ribbon! The Lovely Lipstick card shows both sides of the DSP.
 I also used the DSP to make these sweet candy treats to hand it to my customers picking up their catalogs. I squatty triangle is a sour cream container using DSP that is 3 x 6. It holds 3 kisses. The small candy bars I brought home from Scotland! They are gold!!! I simply cut the length of the bar and wrapped and adhere in the back. I added the ribbon because I LOVE RIBBON! and also it will help hold the candy in place.  Here's a close up of the sour cream container.             
 I hope you enjoyed these projects and please continuing hopping. I know you will love all the great ideas you see. Have a great day and be blessed!

Love Stamping in Dixie,
               Cindy
                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                         

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