Sunday, October 4, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and the woman I have known who have fought this battle, I am donating 10% of my earning on all the products we sale "Pretty In Pink". Please take a look at them and let me know if you can use any of these products. The organization I am donating to is located in Montgomery, Alabama . It is called Women of Hope. Maria Ashmore is the founder of this group that provides education, awareness, research and mentoring for breast cancer patients and their families. the link to there website is on the left side of my blog. Thank you for your support. Go bless somebody today. Inspire, Create, and Share with Pretty in Pink products to help spread awareness for Breast Cancer 1. Card Stock 8 ½” x 11” (100459) $5.50 Card Stock 12” x 12” (106546) $7.50 2. Classic Ink Pad (101301) $5.95 3. Classic Ink Refill (102295) $2.95 4. Stampin’ Write Marker (100045) $3.25 5. Craft Ink Pad (100857) $7.50 6. Craft Ink Refill (101127) $4.25 7. ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon (109032) $4.95 8. ½” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (113882) $7.95 9. ⅜” Taffeta Ribbon (109067) $6.95 10. Chunky Sprinkles Stampin’ Glitter – includes light pink (111343) $15.95 11. Fine Supernova Stampin’ Glitter – includes pink (114287) $13.95 12. Pink Bead Duo (110752) $9.95 13. Décor Element – Manhattan Flower (117765) $23.95 14. Décor Element – Flitting By I (114840) $44.95 15. Décor Element – Upsy Daisy (117922) $9.95 16. Jumbo Stampin’ Around Cartridge (103668) $7.50 17. Ribbon of Hope – single stamp (115552) $7.95 [The following product is not available in Pretty in Pink, but coordinates, with a theme of HOPE.] 18. Décor Element – Inspiration Small (HOPE: 2-1/2" x 1-1/4") $4.95 Black (116187) Chocolate (116191) Kraft (116189) Medium (HOPE: 4-3/8" x 2-1/8") $5.95 Black (116188) Chocolate (116192) Kraft (116190) Décor Elements can be applied to walls, mirrors, windows, cars, and other large, smooth, surfaces. They can also be broken up into smaller pieces for small projects and applied to items like mugs, tiles, votive candle holders, plates, laptops, pictures, and many other imaginative uses. Many of these products are available in other pinks: Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Melon Mambo

You can check out all these products online at

Thank you.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Digitial Studio is here!

It's here and it's ready! Check out My Digital Studio! Great addition to your scrapbooking supplies. It can be used independently or in combination with traditional supplies. And this month host a 400.00 workshop and get it for 50% off. Call or email me to set up your workshop. October is filling up so don't wait. Call today. Also, if you have thought of starting your own business, Stampin' Up has a great opportunity. The Digital plus starter Kit is available for 185.00. It includes My Digital Studio, plus stamps, ink, and paper to get you going. This is a great price! Take advantage of this opportunity to start something new and creative.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Halloween samples

For someone who is not a great big Halloween fan I seem to have created several cards this year for those of you who are. This is the second Halloween card we made during my Holiday card stamp a stack last month. I love the film strip design on this card. I use it often. The card is on a black base with Dusty Durango layered on top and made to look stitched, the "film strip" is made using the spiral punch down both sides. The other punches used are the 1 1/4 square punch and the 1 1/4 circle punch. The stamp set is a great one for this holiday "Batty for You" (p. 23 item # 116576). Order it soon and it will arrive in time to make cute treats for your kids and grand kids this fall season. Call, email, or you can place an online order at my demo website here. I pray yall finish out the week well, be kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you. Be blessed and be a blessing. Love cindy

Friday, September 11, 2009

I'm still Here

Lately, it seems to be my post all start with "it's been a while". Life just has a way of getting in the way of my plans! In the last few weeks, we have had a major flood at my mother's house, a minor water problem at my house that required all my beautiful bamboo flooring to be removed, we have inherited a house guest with baby (since first week in August), and moved our daughter Jennifer from her rental house into my mom's house. Needless to say, it has been wild, busy, somewhat emotional ( Tommy and I laid that floor, every board, ourselves. It was our 25th wedding anniversary present to each other) and draining. I have eeked out a little stamping time for my stamp a stack and hostess club, but am very far behind on projects I need to plan and want to try myself. I am reminded of a song Ernie Hauss sings "What a difference a day makes..." This is true!! I hope and pray your coming days are productive and enjoyable. There is a proverb in Scripture that says, "The rain falls on the just and the unjust" So our job is to deal, keep going, pull up your big girl panties and move on! Continue to bless others and you will be continually blessed!
This Birthday card I want to share with you is from a recent stamp a stack. It is a great card I think, very simple, but really pretty. It is stamped on So Saffron with versa mark then colored with Stampin' Pastels. The stamp set is Upsy Daisy. Quick and easy card!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

Hi y'all . I hope everyone is doing fine. I am amazed at how beautiful the weather has been this August. Here in Dixie August is usually a really miserable month. Hot, Humid, Hot, Humid, did I say HOT? Well, this August has been very pleasant, almost fall-like which is just weird for us. We normally swim in our pool a lot in August. The water has actually been a little chilly this month! Well, all that to say I am getting in the mood for fall. School has started already and I'm ready for the next season to follow. Actually it's only like a 120 days til Christmas! Let me get back to the next holiday. Halloween is not one of those days we really get all excited about. However, with grandbabies running around and fall Festivals getting ready to abound I included a couple of Halloween cards in this months Stamp a Stack. I hope you like them. I think they are really cute! The base of this cards is Whisper White cardstock. The next layer is Only Orange cardstock that was crumbled, then straightened and ink to paper technique done with basic black ink. The spider is made with the scallop punch and the photo corners punch using black and lovely lavender cardstock. The sentiment Happy Halloween is from Tiny Teeny Wishes, a great set to have. It is punched with the window punch and layered on the modern label punch. This is really a quick and simple card.
Up coming Events for September
9-3 is my next Stamp a Stack featuring birthday cards.
9-5 is the monthly PMS creative therapy session.
9-11 I will be hosting a free Cards for the Troops event
9-15 hostess club
9-25 C3PO's scrap booking club meeting and
9-29 Gift Stamp Camp
Please call or drop me an email if you are interested in any of the upcoming events. RSVP deadline for the first week of September is August 31st.
Gotta Run. Have a blessed day and be a blessing to someone along your way and you'll both be blessed!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Congratulations Karen

My friend Karen has a very funny and thought-provoking blog. It's called My Points in Time. She is a very gifted writer and I encouraged her to start writing a blog. Well, this week she made her 100th post! She has not had this blog for very long, so I am very impressed. If you need a good laugh or something to ponder check out Karen's blog. You'll be glad you did. I, on the other hand, am not so prolific. But I am on my way to 100. So stay in touch and keep coming back. I'll have to offer blog candy for my 100th posting! The card I want to share with yall today is from July's Stamp-a- Stack and in honor or Karen's pink, I give you Enjoy Life in Pink! The Enjoy Life stamp set has proved to be very versatile in card making and scrapbooking.

Cardstock is Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White, DSP Razzleberry Lemonade

Ink is black classic ink and the ribbon is Melon Mambo polka-dotted. I also used the circle punches for this card, 1" and 1 1/4".

Hope you enjoyed this card. Please leave me a comment with your thoughts- good or bad and most importantly go be a blessing to someone in your life today.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Yikes! I dropped the ball.

I can't believe I haven't even looked at my blog for 2 weeks. I was in Salt Lake City for a few days for the Stampin' Up Convention! which by the way was a blast. However, that is no excuse for getting so far behind. I have a ton of things to share with yall. I also received a special gift from my daughter, Lee. Before I left for SLC she gave me a new camera! It was really sweet and thoughtful. It's a Sony Cybershot. I have no idea how to use it aside from the point and click technique! So, I have lots of pictures on the camera to share that I haven't managed to download to the computer yet. No more excuses.
Here is a card we made last month at my Stamp a Stack event.

Stamp set: This is one of the Level 1 hostess sets in the current cattie, Cute as a Bug

cardstock: Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry, DSP Razzleberry Lemonade and White
ink: Chocolate Chip and Dusty Durango and markers to color in the bug
accessories: Modern label punch, window punch , brads and soft suede polka dot ribbon.
Thank you for looking, please come back. I'll try to get better about posting more consistently. Be blessed and bless someone else today.

Friday, July 31, 2009

I know, I know

I apologize for the sweet followers who have returned here to see the directions for the Sweet Treats I posted during the amazing blog tour. It was a blast and I hope you riders had as much fun as I did participating. I am getting ready to go to Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! Convention. This will be my first convention and I am so excited. A lot to get done. So, if yall will give me a break, I promise to get the directions posted as soon as I can. In the meantime, here is a card I absolutely love! I hope you like it too. Karen, think of this with Crimson or that pink color you like so much!
This card is made using the Movers and Shapers die for the Big Shot. Also the front of the card was embossed with the Big Shot texture plate Harlequin.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White and Bashful Blue.
Ink: Bashful Blue and black classic ink.
Stamp sets: Baroque Motif and Lovely Letters
Embellishments: the curly label punch and white organza ribbon
A set of these would make a great gift. Do you know how soon Christmas will be here. Better start gettin' ready! Now, thanks for your time and be blessed, but more importantly be a blessing to someone else.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

I can't say Thank You enough for all who were involved with the blog tour. It was a great learning experience for me. Thank you Lucia for all your wisdom, to Jan for your encouragement right from the start and Stephanie for your computer skills of which I have almost none. But, most of all, thank you to all the riders who left such encouraging and thoughtful comments. It really made my day to sit and read your opinions, it was a great confidence booster for me.
Now, on to what you are waiting for..(drum roll) the winner of my blog candy, the stamp set Sweet Little Sentiments is T. Blue! I will be sending you an email shortly to arrange shipment of your stamp set. Thank you for taking this tour with all us at LNS.
Now, how about one more sample using Teeny Tiny Wishes. These cards were suppose to be on the tour, but I deleted them somehow and was afraid if I tried to put them back I'd mess up something else. The theme of this set was baby stuff. A thank you note, a shower card and a Hello baby card make up this trio. They are done with the Bermuda Bay, Melon Mamba, and Crushed Curry "In Colors" for 2009-2010. These colors are so intense they really look great on white. Pick a Petal is the other stamp set I used in creating these cards. If you don't have it add it to your wish list. It is a versatile set. Also don't forget the polka dotted ribbon. It's a great finishing touch to our cards.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

Hi yall. I am so excited yall stopped by for a visit. Here in the deep south, summer is a great time to stay inside with the AC on high and stamp, stamp, stamp. The new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog arrived the first of this month with tons of great new stamp sets and beautiful Designer Series Papers. And the In colors are gorgeous! Anyway for my featured stamp set I chose Teeny Tiny Wishes. This is a great set containing 24 small phrase stamps like Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Happy Easter, Happy Halloween... all of your major holidays some minor ones. Hope you enjoy your ride. Stay on board to the end of this post for clues to how you could win some BLOG CANDY!
These little party favors or "warm fuzzies" all contain my favorite food group CHOCOLATE!
The little purse and nugget holder use the new DSP Thoroughly Modern. It is really a pretty and versatile paper. The sayings are all from Teeny Tiny Wishes- sweet treat, just for you and thinking of you. Punches used are scallop circle circles, 1.25, 1 3/8 and 1.75 and eyelet border punch. Ribbons used are white 1/4 grosgrain, Chocolate Chip 1/4 grosgrain and polka dot Crushed Curry. Come back after the royal ride and get the directions for these little treats.
These 3 cards hold gift cards.
Stamp set- Teeny Tiny Wishes- Happy Retirement, Happy Graduation and Happy Father's Day. Also Enjoy Every Moment.
Paper- Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Sahara Sand
Embellishments- brad in graduation cap, circle punch, ticket punch, tag punch and soft suede ribbon
I love to make 3 x3 gift cards! This stamp set is a must have for all occasions.
Stamp set-Teeny Tiny Wishes- For the Newlyweds, Happy Anniversary, and Happy Valentine's Day.
Paper-Rich Razzleberry, DSP-Razzleberry Lemonade, and Melon Mambo.
Embellishments- Polka Dot ribbon in Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry, scallop oval punch, small oval punch, slot punch, heart to heart punch, modern label punch and word window punch.
As you can see This is a great stamp set for making all kinds of projects. Hope you enjoyed your stop at Stamping in Dixie. Please leave me a comment with your contact information and you will be entered in a drawing for my Blog Candy.
I will be giving away the stamp set Sweet Little Sentiments and also the directions for the nugget and chocolate favors at the beginning of this post. Now sit back and continue to enjoy your ride. Blessing to all. Come back real soon!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Too Too Cute

Hey Yall! I hope everybody is having a great summer. I am running around like my Nana use to say "Like a chicken with it's head cut off"! Not a pretty sight! There are so many exciting things happening. Don't forget the Royal Blog Tour starts in 3 days. It will run the 26, 27 and 28th of July. I am so excited to be part of this tour. So check back on Sunday and take the ride. Lots of blog candy to be given away. Stampin' Up's annual convention is in just 2 weeks. This is my first convention, first time to Salt Lake City and I am terribly excited. I'm sure I'll have tons and tons of new and excited ideas to share when I return. And finally I have 3 really cute cards to share. Several months ago our unit made punch art books. One of the pages was small Sesame Street characters, so I got the idea to enlarge them and make a gift card holder. I used the large Scallop die for the Big Shot and folded my paper over then placed it slightly short on the folded side. then I cut a second scallop, cut it in half and made a pocket for a gift card. Aren't they really cute? The card stock colors are Real Red, Brilliant Blue and Yo Yo Yellow.( I tried it in yellow, you can't read it.) I used circle punches for eyes and noses and oval for Big Bird's Beak. I just love these. Great for a card or to embellish a scrapbook page. the Big shot is really very versatile. I will be hostessing a big shot club and series of classes the first of the year. Let me know if you are interested. Well, I better get busy. May God pour out His abundant blessings on you- Go be a blessing to someone else. Love to all.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another Day

Do you remember the old song,"Time keeps slipping, slipping into the future..." Boy, am I experiencing that, it has been quite a week. My mother is on a trip with a good friend out west and a cruise through the inland passage of Alaska. Last week her house flooded, so I have had to deal with that, I am working hard to get ready for the upcoming Royal Blog Tour and getting ready for a shoebox swap with the other demo's in our area. Can you say busy? The house is a mess, oh yeah, Tommy has been "down in his back", which is a really good reminder to appreciate him for all he does for me! All that to say, I have not been very good about posting this week. Most of the projects I am working on are for the Blog Tour. Can't show those yet, but here is my swap for tomorrow nights shoebox swap. I really like it. I used the new designer series paper Thoroughly Modern. It is so cool. I used the polka dot Soft Suede ribbon and stamp set Thoughts and Prayers and Fifth Avenue Floral. These are both great sets. Hope you like this card. Come back for more and don't miss the Royal Blog Tour. It is going to be great! Blessings!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pretty Paper

Isn't this just the prettiest paper? I made this gift card holder yesterday out of a piece of DSP called Pink Flamingo. It makes me think of fun in the Florida sun in the summer. Click here to check out all the new DSP in the brand new 2009-2010 Catalog and Idea Book. There are some really awesome papers in this years cattie. This link will take you to my Demo website, where you can shop online 24/7. Isn't that grand? I love computer shopping. Tombo would say I love it to much. Oh well, what's a girl to do? I got the idea for this project from Lisa Freeman at The inside actually has 2 pockets. One for a note and one for a gift card or two gift cards. I'm sure we will be making these soon at hostess club or gift stamp camp. Let me know if you'd like to make this project. Now, I am off to the stamp room for a minute or two. Have a blessed day and you guessed it- Go bless somebody else.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Be sure to sign up to ride the Royal Blog Tour!

Good Evening everyone! Happy Fourth of July weekend! I am very excited to announce that our blog tour is only a few weeks away and the team is hoping to bring you a fantastic tour of creativity and fun! If you haven't signed up to ride the tour yet, you should stop by the blog as we have posted some fantastic interviews of some of your favorite stampers! There will be more to come and lots of surprises, so make sure you sign up to follow the blog today!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Get All Excited!!!

It's here, It's here! It's almost like waiting for a new baby to arrive, except we know the exact date. The new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! cattie is online for ordering. There are some other really great promotions this month. One I am really excited about is a weekly special! We won't know what it is until 10:00 MT each Monday and the last weeks special will be good until 10 mins. before 10:00am MT. This week it is the scallop border punch. This is a great punch and very easy to use. It is wonderful for scrap booking and card making. If you don't have it get it now. There is also a great deal if you are interested in joining my join. For only 85.00 you can be a Stampin' Up demo, work it as a business or just enjoy the discount on all your hobby needs and be part of a great group of ladies. Check out the new catalog and Idea book online or call or email me for your very own copy. Catalog and Idea book are regularly 10.00 however, to celebrate the new cattie, place a 80.00 order in July and get a free catalog. Hostesses always get a free catalog, plus lots of other benefits, like free stamp sets and other products. Look forward to hearing from yall soon. Have a blessed day and go out a bless somebody else.

Monday, June 22, 2009


I felt the blog needed a face lift (don't we all) so I hunted around on the Internet and found this free site with backgrounds. I love the daises, they are one of my favorite flowers. It's still a work in progress. I'm sprucing up for the Royal blog tour the end of July. I am really excited to be apart of this great group of ladies. They are so encouraging. Speaking of updates. This is more of a reminder. Today is the last day to sign up for the DSP Stationary set Class scheduled for Thursday, June 25th at 6:30 at the Ink SPoT. Here is an example of the box we will be making, it holds six matching cards and envelopes. Fun project. I have room for 2-3 more ladies, so call or email me if you are interested. Got go now. Have a blessed day. Stay cool!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Rest of the Story

Ah, don't you just miss Paul Harvey, "Now for the rest of the story". Well, here is the rest of my last post. I am still struggling with getting pictures to do what I want. Yesterday I even played with the Html code. That didn't help! I had a couple more pictures of the girls and a card I made for them. I am trying to get my last fix on the retiring colors. I have really loved them this year. Since, we were talking about "my little fishes" I made a card with the Just Beachy stamp set. I really like this set. Simple card -the white cardstock is wheeled with See you around jumbo wheel which is retiring this year, then I used a piece of DSP in Pacific Blue. The Hugs and Kisses stamp is embossed with white embossing powder, the fish and Popsicle are colored with a blender pen using Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze classic ink! Okay, half the month is over. There are only 14 days left to place an order off the Last Chance List, don't want to long you don't want to miss out on that favorite stamp set that is moving to Stampers Paradise or maybe Florida! Gotta run, Love yall, go bless sombody's socks off!

Terrific Tuesday

Hi Girls, It has been a great day here in Dixieland. Hot, Hot, Hot! They are predicitng 100 degree temps tomorrow and Thursday and it "ain't even summer yet!" Me and the Future Stampers of America (Cadie and Haley, 2 yrs.old now) have been spending alot of time in the pool. "Wimm, CeCe wimm" is Cadie's first sentence when she arrives each morning about 7:30. And after breakfast wimm we do. They look like little fish, or maybe turtles! So, I am showing yall pictures to day! Also, as you can see I have been crowned and I am really excited!!!! The banner is not there yet, but hopefully before long. This is Cadie. Haley didn't make it into the swimming pictures. Have a blessed day GRITS (Girls Raised In The South)and go bless somebody else!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Exciting Day!

Good afternoon ladies! I had hoped to be saying good morning but that didn't happen. Today is an exciting day for a couple of reasons for me. First, Michelle Laycock of Laycock designs is working on a new banner for my blog. I am very excited about this. I have worked on this for some time and have admitted total defeat! Michelle's work is beautiful and I am thrilled to have her design my new banner. You can see her gallery here. Also, I am being crowned a princess! That should also be happening today! You will need to keep checking back to see the results of these two events. I can't wait!!!! I have a DSP stationary set to show yall. I am doing a stamp camp June 25 at the INK SPoT teaching how to make these great little gifts. This one was for one of my daughter,Lee's friends for graduation. Therefore, it held mostly thank-you notes. I learned to make these from Angie Juda of Chic n' Scratch. They are really cute and easy too! This one uses the textured DSP Slumber Party which is retiring at the end of June. Don't miss it.Better run, Love yall and be blessed by blessing others around you!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Upcoming Events

Here's what is going on at the Ink Spot for the remainder of June and the first of July

  1. Saturday June 13 At 10:00 at the Ink Spot 10/15 Hostess Club Debbie Whitman Hostess
  2. Thursday June 18 at 6:30 at the Ink Spot Stamp a Stack cost 15.00 for 10 cards and envelopes. RSVP by the 15th with payment
  3. Thursday June 25 at 6:30 at the Ink Spot Designer Series paper stationary set. Cute gift set of 6 cards, envelopes and holder. Cost 15.00 RSVP by 22nd with payment.
  4. June 30th is the last day to order from the current catalog. Don't miss those retiring products you really must have.Click here to place an order.
  5. Wednesday July 1 is the first day to order from the new 2009-2010 Idea book and catalog. Hostesses get free catties 10.00 value. Host a workshop for July and get an extra 5.00 hostess credit.
  6. Friday, July 3rd monthly session of PMS creative therapy. Bring your own projects to stamp or scrapbook and I'll provide the munchies. Cost is 10.00, hostess club members 5.00. RSVP by June 29th with payment. Will meet at the Ink Spot.

Look forward to seeing yall some. Be blessed and bless someone else.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cute Little Treat Bag

Any one who knows me, knows I love to give out treats, i.e. warm fuzzies, happys, unexpected goodies. My youngest daughter's friends growing up called me "Treat Mommy". Probably not the most acclaimed title. Well, paper crafting and stamping serve me well in this role. Here is an example of the cutest little treat holder. It will hold 2 Ghirardelli chocolates, and a handful of Kisses, M&M'S, Reese's pieces, you get the idea. I really love that it is made out of a 5.5 x 4.25 piece of cardstock. Then it only takes scraps of DSP and ribbon to embellish the front and back. Very quick and easy. This one is made from the In Color Baja Breeze which is retiring in just a couple of weeks, so if you want some, place and online order quickly of call or email me by this Saturday as I will be placing an order Saturday evening on Sunday. Now, I gotta run-Go be a blessing to someone today.

Monday, June 8, 2009

An Old Favorite Retires

Heartfelt Thanks is retiring this year. It has been a part of the Demo Kit since before I became a part of this wonderful family of friends. If this is a set you would really like to own, you have until the end of June and then it becomes history. This sample was made by my 10/15 Hostess club last month. It was created by my upline and friend Angie Brailsford. The cardstock is Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White. The red check DSP is from Bella Rose. This is an example of 2-step stamping. This is really a very versatile set, so don't miss out on it. You can always call or email me, or place an online order at my Stampin' Up website, . Thank you for your encouragement and support. I hope to be a blessing to each of you as we go out together to bless those around us.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thank you again.

Thank you to all the sweet friends who attended last nights Open House at The Ink Spot. I had a great time and I really appreciate your coming out. As a quick reminder, I will be having the Monthly session of PMS Creative Therapy,( Pajamas, Munchies, and Scrapbooking or Stamping) this Saturday night at the Ink Spot. Cost is 10.00, Hostess club members 5.00. Bring your own projects and a cup, I will provide the munchies ( chocolate of course). Come comfortable and plan on having a lot of fun and therapy! Please RSVP by Friday noon so we have enough spaces set up for everyone. Starts at 6pm. Gotta run, thanks again and go bless your world today.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Please can I have your Attention

Friendly reminder
Open House
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
starting at 6pm
at our new meeting room
The Ink Spot!
30-C Gaylan
(Off Atlanta Hwy, beside Eastmont Baptist Church)
Come by and say Hi, register for prizes, bring a friend, have refreshments
Can't wait to see yall.

The Last Chance List of Accessories

Item # Product Description Price Discount Sale Price Availability
112735 RUB ONS HIDDEN GARDEN 10.95 0.5 5.48 Available
112970 LO MEJOR DE TODO 19.95 0.5 9.98 Available
105143 DAYS TO REMEMBER 6X6 FR 9.95 0.5 4.98 Available
113888 RUB ONS MANY OCCASIONS 10.95 0.5 5.48 Available
109044 PUNCH SNOW BLOSSOM 10.95 0.5 5.48 Available
111364 RIBBON POLY TWILL SO SAFFRON 7/8" 8.95 0.5 4.48 Available
106961 STAZON REFILL WHITE 4.95 0.5 2.48 Available
114341 COURDUROY BUTTONS PACIFIC POINT 9.95 0.5 4.98 Available
114316 RIBBON ORIGINALS PIG TAILS 13.95 0.5 6.98 Available
111414 RUB ONS HIDDEN GARDEN 10.95 0.5 5.48 Available
114351 DESIGNER HARDWARE HOORAY 4.95 0.5 2.48 Available
114338 COURDUROY BUTTONS KIWI KISS 9.95 0.5 4.98 Available
114019 ACCENTS & ELEMENTS FLEURETTES 9.95 0.5 4.98 Available
114317 RIBBON ORIGINALS DRESS UP 12.95 0.5 6.48 Available
102875 HEMP TWINE RED 2.95 0.5 1.48 Available
101259 HEMP TWINE BLACK 2.95 0.5 1.48 Available
113979 ACCENTS & ELEMENTS CANVAS CUTS 7.95 0.5 3.98 Available
114350 DESIGNER HARDWARE SOHO 4.95 0.5 2.48 Available
111363 RIBBON GROSGRAIN PINK PIROUETTE 1 1/4" 7.95 0.25 5.96 Available
111365 RIBBON TAFFETA RIDING HOOD RED 6.95 0.25 5.21 Available
111847 RIBBON DOUBLE STITICHED BAJA BREEZE 1" 8.95 0.25 6.71 Available
111371 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED TANGERINE TANGO 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111373 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED PINK PIROUETTE 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111372 RIBBON GROSGRIAN STRIPED KIWI KISS 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
113884 RUB ONS FASHION DISTRICT 10.95 0.25 8.21 Available
114318 RIBBON ORIGINALS VALET 12.95 0.25 9.71 Available
111374 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED RIDING HOOD RED 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111370 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED PACIFIC POINT 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111415 RUB ONS GREATEST MOMENTS 10.95 0.25 8.21 Available
113887 RUB ONS BRIGHT DELIGHTS 11.95 0.25 8.96 Available
111416 RUB ONS CHATEAU BELLA 10.95 0.25 8.21 Available
111338 NOTES TEXTURED LOVE ASSORTMENT II 12.95 0.25 9.71 Available
111879 RIBBON SATIN KIWI KISS VERY VANILLA 7.95 0.25 5.96 Available
111277 RUB ONS A PERFECT DAY 10.95 0.25 8.21 Available
110730 DIE CUTS POCKETS & PIECES 8.95 0.25 6.71 Available
107272 PUNCH KEY TAG 15.95 0.25 11.96 Available
113980 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER CANDY LANE 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
111375 RIBBON GROSGRAIN STRIPED BAJA BREEZE 5/8" 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
112010 DIE CUTS BLOOMS AGAIN 8.95 0.25 6.71 Available
113991 TASTE OF TEXTILES 9.95 0.25 7.46 Available
101399 STIPPLE BRUSHES 6.95 0.25 5.21 Available
112092 BUTTON BOUQUET 7.95 0.25 5.96 Available
112139 NOTES CAROUSEL II 11.95 0.25 8.96 Available
111336 NOTES SCALLOP II 11.95 0.25 8.96 Available
108590 CARD STOCK NATURALS ASST 12X12 8.95 Available
111337 NOTES GIFT ASSORTMENT II 9.95 Available
111353 CARD STOCK KIWI KISS 8-1/2 X 11 5.5 Available
111348 CARD STOCK RIDING HOOD RED 8-1/2 X 11 5.5 Available
112172 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN ROCK A BYE BOY 19.95 Out of stock
100900 GIFT SACKS WHITE 2.95 Available
114605 SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT MORE THOUGHTS 42.95 Out of stock
102264 COLUZZLE STARTER KIT 19.95 Available
111346 CARD STOCK IN COLOR 12 X 12 8.95 Available
111350 CARD STOCK PACIFIC POINT 8-1/2 X 11 5.5 Available
105668 TATTOO KIT I 13.95 Out of stock
111349 CARD STOCK TANGERINE TANGO 8-1/2 X 11 5.5 Available
111351 CARD STOCK PINK PIROUETTE 8-1/2 X 11 5.5 Available
112165 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN ROCK A BYE GIRL 19.95 Out of stock
113950 DIE CUTS BUILD-A-FAIRYTALE 8.95 Available
111345 CARD STOCK TEXTURED IN COLOR 12 X 12 11.95 Available
105669 TATTOO KIT II 13.95 Out of stock
111347 CARD STOCK IN COLOR 8-1/2 X 11 7.95 Available
104310 CRAFTERS TOOL KIT 39.95 Available
111352 CARD STOCK BAJA BREEZE 8-12 X 11 5.5 Available
113943 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN 2 SWEET 19.95 Available
112054 SIMPLY SCRAPPIN BEST EVER 19.95 Available
111253 Blooms & Bulbs 6.5 Available
109684 Doodle 8.5 Available
111257 Happy, Happy Birthday 8.5 Available
109692 Love 6.5 Available
109568 My ABCs 6.5 Available
109682 Perfectly Pretty 6.5 Available
109687 See You Around 8.5 Available
109683 So Swirly 8.5 Available
111260 Something Fishy 8.5 Available
111262 Stems & Silhouettes 8.5 Available
105516 Watercolor Joy 6.5 Available

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Reminder Designer Series Paper Sale Ending

Just a reminder that we are in the last few days of the National Scrapbook Month DSP special! Purchase any 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and receive a FOURTH package COMPLETELY FREE!!!! You only have until Friday to give me your order and payment to be included in this special! Be sure to stock up on all your favorite Designer Series Paper packs NOW before the special comes to an end. Remember also the DSP with "In Colors" will certainly be retiring end of June. If you haven't looked at Parisian Breeze and Slumber Party they are both awesome. They are a little heavier and textured. Okay, go bless someone today, then expect a blessing because when we bless others we are really blessed.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Finally, here are the pictures I promised. This is the announcements I made for Lee. They are in Elegant Eggplant and natural white. The stamp set is retired, but the only graduation one I had available. This card is called a gate-fold card because of the way it opens in the middle. The second picture shows it closed. Then there is the obvious proud Momma and Daddy pictures. Thanks for looking. I'll be back soon with more Stamping in Dixie news!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Graduation- part one

Tommy and I are pleased to announce the graduation of our last child, Elizabeth Leigh Waldroff from Evangel Family Christian Academy. This is really a cover school, required in our state, for our 13 yrs. of home training. I have an announcement card I made and pictures from Saturday's ceremonies, I just do not have time or energy to get them on the computer tonight. So, I'll get them here asap. We are very proud of Lee and her desire to serve others. Her plan is to enter the US Coast Guard this fall. As we say here in Dixie, "God willin' and the Creek don't rise", we'll see her off in September. Just a couple more hurdles to jump! Thanks for letting me take a personal moment to share this exciting time in our lives. Now, go bless someone and you will receive abundant blessings, pressed down and running over.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Random Act of Kindness. Isn't that a great concept. To do something nice, unexpected for someone with no reason, no underlying motive other than just to show kindness. Well, I love the idea. I even joined a RAK Team. So, this is my challenge to yall- Do 1 RAK a week- for anyone you chose, but make sure you have no ulterior motive. This is not a way to make brownie points with the boss or a co-worker; this is a purely "let me brighten you day" act. And what better way than to send a hand-stamped, created by you card? That is what this card was. I made this card for a friend in my Sunday School class. She has a lot on her plate. I don't know her real well, but watch her share the love for Jesus every week through her life. By now, you know how much I love Parisian Breeze and am trying to use every piece of it before the new cattie comes out. This card was made with scraps of DSP and punches. I used the 1 3/8 circle punch, the square punch, the round-tab punch, the scallop square, the window word punch and the eyelet border punch to make the purses. the purses were fashioned after some I made for a punch art book with my upline several months ago. Also the ribbon is from the Valet set of specialty ribbons.It's really very pretty. Well better run. Praying for you a great day. Count your blessings and bless someone in your path today.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Calling Lee Gonet

Hey girl, It's your birthday and you are still older than me! I hope you are having a great day. Your card is in the mail, but here's you a sneak peek. Happy Birthday old friend! Girls, remember that DSP is still on promo for a couple of weeks. Buy 3, get one free. We have some beautiful papers to choose from and many of them will be retiring June 30th. So take advantage of this May special! Also, our favorite "In Colors" like this Kiwi Kiss, and Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point and finally Pink Pirouette will be retiring and replaced with brand new "In Colors" for the 2009-2010 catalog, so stock up if these are colors you just can't live without. Gotta run- Be blessed today and share that blessing with everyone you touch today. Psalm 115: May you be blessed by the Lord,the Maker of Heaven and earth."

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Hey, Hope y'all are having a great day. It was beautiful here in Dixieland- bright and sunny, not too hot. We enjoyed being outside a good part of the day. I love all the trees and flowers blooming pretty colors. Just like this DSP everything is "sproutin"! This card is one we made in my hostess club this month. Simple, Simple, Simple. The base is a piece of 5.5 x 4.25 basic gray cardstock with a 5.25 x 8 piece of whisper white that is actually the card adhered on top. Then, I added a piece of DSP, gray taffeta ribbon and the elegant thank you from the Under 10.00 page in the catalog. the thank you is punched out with the scallop square punch. then to get the layer behind it, I actually cut 2 scallops, cut them in half, and layered them around the 4 sides. Pretty neat, huh? My upline Angie, showed my that trick. Anyway, you are probably wondering so why is the title of this post "Surprised"? Well, I made a deal with my hostess club ladies, if they can not attend a club meeting but they turn their order in on time, I make their projects for them. Last night while making the cards I needed for the absentees this month, I realized I was out of this beautiful piece of DSP from Walk in the Park. I already had the gray backgrounds cut, so I'm searching around the craft room for another piece of paper and I turn over this scrap and got WOW! I think this will look great. So some of my southern belles are getting this card instead. They will be surprised, but really I was surprised at how much I liked this combination. I hope you like it too. Don't forget to order you 3 packs of DSP before the 31st and you can get a 4th pack FREE. This piece of paper is from the pack called Urban Garden and the layered scallop is Kiwi Kiss. Gotta run. Have a blessed day and bless somebody else and you know- You'll get blessed!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Hi Yall! Today I took a challenge. I am a member of several yahoo and stamping groups online. Most of these groups post weekly or monthly card challenges (or scrapbook pages). Well, today I jumped into a new group and took their challenge to make a masculine card. I have very few stamp sets that you would say look masculine, so I fell back on an old trusty one. This truck is from "Loads of Love", it came in my new demo kit when I signed up to do what I really love to do. You guessed it- Share stamping with other people. The cardstock is Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and the DSP is Parisian Breeze. The "Happy Father's Day" stamp is from the set "All Holidays". It is a great set of greetings. Oh, the little flags are from "Sock Monkey". The truck was stamped, cut out and the tires colored with gray ink. Then I added the large silver brads for the hub cabs. The little piece of ribbon is from the "Valet" ribbon originals. The truck is popped up on stampin' dimensional, one of my favorite products. The real challenge for me was to get this done, photographed, and posted at Late Night Stampers while the Future Stampers of America (2 yr. grand baby Cadence and her friend Haley) took a nap! Call or email me today if you want to get supplies to make this card or go to my Stampin' Up! website and place an online order. Gotta run- a lot of stamping to do tonight. Remember go out a bless somebody and you will be blessed. Later.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Oh Sugar!

In the south OH Sugar can mean a lot of things. In this case I am afraid it is a substitute for another not so nice word! I worked for over an hour on the last post, had all the pictures where I wanted them and after I hit the preview link, I obliviously clicked on something wrong because I lost the picture of Lee's card! So, here it is! I'll try again.

Hope you had a ....

Happy Mother's Day, I know I did! This is my youngest daughter Lee. She will be graduating in a couple of weeks from high school. Lee is good at a lot of things, but stamping is not one of her favorite things to do, so I was tickled pink she made this Mother's day card for me. I don't use these colors in my stamping that often, but they are the mainstay of my clothes, so I think she "figured" they were my favorites.
Yesterday was also my oldest child's, Josh, 24th birthday. I was thrilled to get him for Mother's Day and his birthday. Josh is a police officer with the MPD. We are very proud of him. I have one more picture to share. It is the card I made my Mom. I used my favorite Baja Breeze and Parisian Breeze DSP with the Fifth Avenue Floral rose and the Ribbon originals called Valet (page 178) I love this ribbon, of course it coordinates with Parisian Breeze beautifully. I think she really liked the card. It is a lot like the ones I made for my MIL for her birthday. I damped the cardstock the rose is stamped on and separated to give it a lighter feel. I hope you like it, too. Gotta go, have a great day and bless somebody- send a card, a handstamped card!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wedding Season

Spring is in the air, in our neck of the woods this week that means rain. Now I'm not complaining because the last few years we have had problems with not enough rain. But some places got 11 inches today and there are a lot of roads closed and people's homes flooded. We live on a ridge, if we get flooded everyone needs a boat! Anyway, back to spring, especially in the south means, "Get out your calenders there are weddings to attend!" We already have 5 on the calender and two are the same day and same time only 200 miles apart. Here is the card I made for one of these weddings. I think this is a great card. My upline Angie demoed it at her Big Shot Club Class. Since then I have seen it on several blogs- all that to say "it ain't my idea" but I think it is beautiful whoever came up with it. On this one I used Night of Navy cardstock and vellum. The vellum was run through the Big Shot with the Manhattan embossing plate( item #114517). I cut around the flowers at the top and used snail adhesive to stick it down along the side. The Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon hides the snail. I used the Cherish stamp out of "Warm Words" (item #115108) and embossed it with white embossing powder and viola - a really cool wedding card in a jiffy. Speaking of weddings a must read, I mean, MUST read, especially if you are the mother of a daughter in the south, is Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays book, Somebody is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch that Bouquet : The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding. It is so funny and so true! Welcome to spring ladies- now go bless someones socks off!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More pictures!

Just can't seem to get the pictures where I want them!!!! These are the cards that go in the card box purse! I used the Friends jumbo wheel and really liked the look . Hope you like them too.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

I love a party! so I'll take any reason to celebrate. Have a great Cinco de Mayo! I am sharing a card set with yall today I made a couple of weeks ago while in St. Augustine. It was a real challenge, as I have mentioned, because I took very limited supplies. I made two purse boxes with cards, one with Baja Breeze and Parisian Breeze and the other with Riding Hood Red and Candy Lane DSP. I used Nancy Horn's instructions from the SU website, but had to make little changes since I didn't have everything with me she used. The Parisian Breeze set I have already shown yall so here is the Riding Hood Red Se. I am really going to miss this years "In Colors", they have truly been some of my favorite. The new cattie is out July 1st and there will be six new "In Colors", so if you are really lovin' these stock up before July 1. Also remember this month the Scrapbook Special is buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 Free! This is a really good deal so take advantage of it. Call or email me if you want to or hit the shop now button and shop on line at my Stampin' Up! website. Listen, have a great and blessed day and bless somebody else.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Secret Weapon

I have a secret weapon that I pull out from time to time when I am in a pinch. I have a real problem with procrastination! I am always planning on getting things done before I need them, but usually those plans are in vain and at the last minute I an scrabbling to finish a project, prepare for a workshop or even clean my cave. This was no different 2 weeks ago while vacationing in St. Augustine. I had planned on seeing two friends I had not visited with in some time (years). Of course being the obsessive stamper I am I wanted to take them each a set of cards or some little gift. I ended up taking one cart of supplies and staying up late into the night making these little treats. On Sunday night I was really tired, so I called on my secret weapon and to the rescue HE came. Yes, my secret weapon is the DH Tommy, i.e. Tombo, Tom Terrific, and occasionally WILLIAM THOMAS! He is a great husband and wonderful man. He has helped with cutting cardstock, scoring, stuffing envies, for classes and swaps. In this picture he is punching holes for brads in another card purse box. I'll show more pictures of the box and cards later, this post is to honor him, my DH of 27 years this month. Thank you Honey and I love you! Yall have a great day and as we say in the South," Go out and bless somebody real good!"