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.