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!"