Thursday, October 26, 2017

But I don't make cards....

Recently I was ask, "Do you make anything but cards"? Once I determined they didn't mean dinner or the bed, I answered with a  hardy "Yes Ma'am!" I do make a lot of cards because I like to send them. You have probably heard all the cute  sayings like, "A card is a hug with a fold in the middle" or " It's great to get Happy Mail". People like getting cards, but I like making other things also. This weekend on retreat I played with some left over pieces from my Paper Pumpkin subscription and made some really cute tags. Tags are great to have on hand. You can add them to a treat in a lunch box or for a gift. You can add them to a scrapbook page, or even a calendar page in your planner.

These are the ones I made with let over Paper Pumpkin embellishments and several others I created. I love to make personal gift tags for Christmas presents. Isn't the the tag I made for my downline gifts, I brought back from Thailand, the cutest? I think my downline liked them. The pizza box has a different kind of tag on it. I made the tag then added it to the belly band ribbon to hold the box closed. The other Christmas tags fit in the box. Nice little gift idea! So, I hope I have left you with some ideas, other than cards, you can create with your Stampin' Up! supplies. Another benefit of  making tags is it's a great way to use up all those small pieces of paper you just can't bear to throw away!

Thanks for stopping by. Please say Hi. That's it for today. Have a great, blessed day. Bless someone around you and you will be truely blessed.

Love stamping in Dixie, 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WooHoo! Good Morning Fall!

Good morning and welcome back. Thank you all for stopping by on the blog hop and leaving comments. Makes a girls heart feel good! From my site Stacy Farris's name was selected my number generator. Yay Stacy! I will give your name to the other Bloggers and 1 name will be selected from all their entries also. Good luck!
I just returned from an amazing weekend  retreat with my stampin peeps at Lake Smith. We had an awesome time-  laughing, creating, relaxing and eating! Well, we do live in the South! Food and fellowship go hand and hand. Everyone worked on their own projects. We had scrapbook pages done! Go Kassie! I think her final total was like 30!!! Kim worked on a quilt, Kristi put together a Memories and more album by just inserting the cute Merry Little Christmas Memories and More card pack into the pocket pages.
 And voila her Christmas album is ready to add those great Christmas pictures of her grandsons.
Scrapbooks are amazing creations. They share a part of our lives. They usually share happy occasions, but sometimes help us walk through difficult times, like an illness. They help to document our existence and give us the ability to share history with the younger generation. I have an album I did for my grandparents many years ago starting with their wedding picture and moving through their lives to the birth of their 6 great-grandchildren. It was the best gift I ever gave them. Well, maybe not counting their great-grandchildren!  If you'd like to see more,  you can check out the Memories and More collection in my online store here.
Well, again thank you for stopping by today. It's a cool fall morning and I'm in need of unpacking some sweaters! You would think after 50 something years I wouldn't be surprised when the temps go from 80 to 60 something overnight!
Have a great day. Be blessed and be a blessing to those around you. See you again real soon.
Love stampingin Dixie, 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Getting unstuck.

Good morning friends! I hope today is going to be a great day for you. I am busy! Today I head up to Smith Lake with a group of my sweet customers, i.e. friends, for a weekend of scrapbooking, stamping and all kinds of fun. As usual, for all those who know and love me know, I am not ready! But getting there. So this will have to be short this morning.
I have had several incidents lately when I needed to come up with a project for something- a blog hop, a co-op project, a tutorial, a class and have felt stuck. Just no Mojo! Arrrgg, what to do. Well, my first go to solution especially for cards is a card sketch. I have a couple that are my favorite and if I start there I can usually end up with something I really like that may or may not like like the sketch, but gets my creative juices flowing. Here are some examples you have seen before.

These all started with the same sketch. It's a pretty easy one and I really like the outcome.

So here are the dimensions:
Cardbase is 4.25 x 5.5 closed,
First layer is 4 x 5.25,
DSP is 2 x 4, cardstock behind DSP is 2 1/4 x 4 1/4.
The top piece where I stamped the sayings varies greatly depending on your verbiage. The Thankful card is  colored CS 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 with the neutral piece being 2 x 3. The Christmas and Birthday ones are more square and on the fishy card I used a circle punch and banner. So you see these all started with the same idea but changed. Hope this tip is helpful when you are feeling stuck and can't find a place to start your next card. I'm off to the lake for some fun! Have a great weekend. God bless and I'll see ya soon!
                                           Love stamping in Dixie,

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Stampin' Friends Blog Hop Give Thanks!

Good Morning and welcome to the October 2017 Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! Each of us is featuring cards and 3-D projects with a Thanksgiving or Thank You theme. If you just started the Hop be sure to keep going. You will find some amazing talent in this group. If you came from Kathie's blog, thank you for continuing. If you have visited my blog with any regularity, you know I love Thanksgiving! It is one of my favorite holidays. I love the colors, the decor, and
time with the family. It also doesn't seem as stressful as some other holidays.
So I often stick to simpler ideas during this time. This card uses one of my favorite sketches. It's simple and can be changed to look very different using the same layers.
The little wrapped candies I have made for each place setting at our Thanksgiving table.  Here is the card up close.
I used the Painted Autumn DSP which is still on sale until the end of October. This is the same card project I recently shared at the ESL class I taught. Another habit I have is leaving extra stuff on my desk. The two Soft Suede leaves are from this month's Paper Pumpkin! The piece of Burlap was literally a scrap laying on my table. Love it!
Here is a closer look at the candy wrappers. There are two different styles. Again using scraps on my desk, the one on the far left is a 2 x 6" piece of DSP scored at 3/4" from one end. I laid a Ghirardelli chocolate at the score and wrapped it up and adhered it with Fast Fuse on the 3/4" flap. The leaf branch on it is also a left over from Paper Pumpkin this month. There is a piece of copper trim tied around the top and the saying from the Painted Harvest Stamp set. The other two were made with a 4 x 4 piece of DSP. I used the envelope punch board and scored it at 2" on all four sides. Folded it around the chocolate square and adhered with a glue dot. Added some ribbon and a tag (left over from another project) and there you go! These are for the adults. The kids are getting pumpkin cookies I think, not Ghirardelli chocolate! There you go-easy! I hope you liked these and they might inspire you to create a cute table favor for your next family dinner. We can never be too thankful and we always have something to be thankful for! I would really appreciate a comment to let me know you were here and tell me something you have to be thankful for this year. Another thanks for joining us on the hop. See you again soon. Be Blessed. Don't forget to comment for your chance to win the great giveaway.
            Love stamping in Dixie,

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Awesome Giveaway!

Good morning friends! Tomorrow is the October Stampin Friends Blog hop! Again this month one of the ladies has provided a great giveaway! I really love this kit and I really wish I could win it!!!! I'm not kiddin'. Follow the rules for tomorrow's Blog Hop.

  1. You must comment on all the blogs and you must use the #SFbloghop2017
  2. Tell the Blogger what you Love about their project.
  3. Don't forget your email so we can contact you if you win.
That's it. It's that easy. So y'all come back tomorrow and enjoy some wonderful Thanksgiving/ Thank you projects and get a chance to win this great kit. It is a retired kit and you can not buy them. This is seriously one of my all time favorite kits from Stampin' Up! Have a grand day. Be blessed and be a blessing.
Love stamping in Dixie,
Cindy Waldroff

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When life gives you scraps...

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great day. We are finally enjoying some cooler weather this week. Yay! I wanted to share this really sweet card I created for my hostess clubs last month. I used the Christmas Quilt stamp set and Quilt builder framelits, but did the card in Fresh Fig and Lemon-Lime Twist. I have several quilters in my circle and knew they'd love this set. Just didn't want anyone to just think Christmas set. It is so much more. We stamped the white layer with the little cross-stitch in Lemon-Lime Twist. The quilt piece in the middle was stamped and cut out with the matching framelit, then adhered to the front panel and both were put through the Big Shot with the Oh my Stars embossing folder. I really wanted to use the Quilt Top textured embossing folder. I was certain I had ordered it-but could find it nowhere!!! So, I guess it will go on my next order.

You really can't tell it from the picture but it looks really cool when you add the quilt piece on top then run them through together. Can you see the small knot of White Bakers twine in the middle of the quilt medallion? The ribbon across the bottom is the new Black Shimmer ribbon. I love the little shine it has to it. And the tiny spool and needle framelits are just precious. This is going to be a great bundle. Who doesn't love a quilt? If ytou'd like any of these supplies, just click the link to my online store. Hope you like this card as much as I liked creating it. If you have any questions just leave me a comment. Hope you have a great day and be blessed and be a blessing.
                                   Love stamping in Dixie,

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Bosses Day!

Good morning! Another Monday and another celebration. Yep, today is Bosses Day! I kind of thought everyday was "Bosses Day"? Don't get me wrong I have the best boss ever. She can a be a slave-driver, very demanding, definitely a procrastinator and at times the most unorganized person I know. Other things I know about her: She loves the Lord Jesus Christ, she loves her family unconditionally, she enjoys meeting new people, loves to travel to new places, loves to laugh, bake and create! Today I think I will schedule her a massage, give her time for a nap and I may even clean her house! Yes, I have an awesome boss!
Well, If you haven't guessed by now, I am my own boss! One of the wonderful advantages of Stampin' Up! I am my own boss. I love that! I sent my schedule,
I determine my income, I set my own goals and I really enjoy getting to be creative and share that with others. I think Stampin' Up is an awesome company to be a part of. I love that for 99.00 plus tax, you can own your own business! So yes, today is a blatant commerical for joining my team, Dixie Star Stampers! Then, you can be your own boss! I'm just a click away, so if you have an questions ask them! Happy to help you start a great adventure. Click here to find out more information and to get started.
I'm off to get the day started. Hurry back for more creative inspiration this week. Stampin' Friends Blog hop is Thursday! You really don't want to miss that one. It is always full of great ideas. Also are you on my email list? Week 3 of the 12 weeks of Christmas will go out Wednesday. Sign up today. Have a blessed day and be a blessing to someone you come in contact with today. Mail a card to someone who might need a hug or just a thinking of you! You can make a difference.
                 Love stamping in Dixie,

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cookie Embellishment.

Good morning! Praise God from whom all blessings flow. I love Sunday morning. We always listen to great Christian music while getting ready for church, sometimes the old favorite hymns we grew up with and sometimes the new praise and worship songs we have grown to love. And we sing! Not so great, but we definitely make a joyful noise!  Yesterday, I promised to show you some embellishments for cookies. I probably should have said the packaging of cookies. I love all the great products  Stampin' Up! has given us to do gift packaging.
Here are three different ways I packaged some of my pumpkin cookies to give as gifts. What a great little gift! I used the pizza box, a gusseted bag and one of the acetate boxes I cut in half. The simplest is the bag with a cookie and gift tag. I punched the top end with the  scalloped tag topper punch (133324) and banner cut the opposite end. The Trick or Treat  tag was made using the Everyday labels punch (144668). I used DSP from the Spooky Night pack (144610) and the Painted Autumn pack (144613). Both of these packs are included in the DSP special Stampin' Up is having all month. Buy three packs of DSP and Get 1 pack free. Here is a close up of the acetate box. I simple cut it in half and added DSP. Mine was just a tad short of 3". My DSP is about 4 3/4" x 4 1/4". I did score the DSP at 3" and 3 3/4". There is a belly band running vertically. Cute!
The last project is the pizza box (144645). I covered it with DSP on top and all four sides. The belly band here is running horizontally and holds 1/2 of a gold foil snowflake (144642) topped with a 2" circle of DSP and pumpkins and leaves  from the Patterned Pumpkin thinlets (144670). The pizza box is actually big enough to hold 2 cookies! They are glossy on the inside and food save, but I did place the cookie in a bag to keep it fresh until I deliver this  little prize!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you liked these projects and they will inspire you to create some cute packages for the holidays.  If you need dany supplies you can get them at my online store As always, be blessed and be a blessing to those around you in this you will be truely blessed.
                                                     Love stamping in Dixie,

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Today is National Dessert Day!

Hello Stampers and Friends. Yesterday was a bust! I was challenged to blog everyday for the whole month of October. I was on a roll and doing great. Thursday evening my daughter and grandson were in a wreck! Blew my schedule to pieces. I didn't get the pictures ready I wanted to post and just didn't have the energy to get it done. But they are fine and I'm picking back up today and getting back on board.
So did you know it was National Dessert Day? I love finding all these obscure "holidays"! I guess we all love a celebration, any excuse to have a party! I love to bake and I love dessert. I have many favorites. Recently I attended Cookie School in Bonaire, Ga. Michelle Gowan, the Cookie professor is amazing.  You can find her blog, Cookie Crumbs, here and she has great videos on You Tube decorating her cookies that taste amazing! Wait, you say- this a blog about stamping. Well you are correct, but all things creative can be embellished with stamps! Here is my class picture and my homework. We were assigned to do and give away three

batches of cookies
before we could come back for Grad school. So tomorrow I'll be back with part 2- the embellishment of cookies!Thanks for stopping by. Please come back and leave me a comment so I know you were here. Be blessed and be a blessing to someone around you.
                          Love stamping in Dixie,

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Stinkin' Big Day!!!

Today is a really BIG day for me. I joined the Chamber of Commerce in my town recently and they are holding an official ribbon cutting for Stamping in Dixie today at the Chamber office. I am so excited. I'll take pictures and post tomorrow.
Today I have been working non-stop on projects to display. I want to show off all the great projects Stampin' Up offers, so I've been working on Paper Pumpkin projects. This month was a great month for Paper Pumpkin.

This photo shows the projects using  the instructions provided. Then I worked on some "do your own thing" projects. I love how much material is included in each kit. There is always left overs to play with and use on other projects. But I think one of the best things about Paper Pumpkin is the stamp sets.  Absolutely love these two sayings. I will be able to use these on lots of projects.
I used one of the 3 x 3 card bases cut it in half and added it as a layer on a full size card. I really like this one. I love this Be filled with thanks each day stamp. What a great stamp!

Then I started to play with the pillow boxes. These were a lot of fun. One I cut an oval out of the top flap with the layering ovals thinlets to create a kind of purse or bag look. I just played with all the leaves and tags, I added some of the mini sequin trim! Love it! I know the recipients of these will love them. Did you know once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can order extra kit refills while supplies last? This is another great benefit of getting a monthly subscription to Paper Pumpkin. Well, that's all for today. If you'd like to give Paper Pumpkin a try you can just click the link. I'd love it if you'd choose me as your demonstrator (if you don't already have one). Come back tomorrow to see pictures of the ribbon cutting and some other cute projects. Now, Be blessed and be a blessing to someone around you today. HAVE A GREAT DAY.
                    Love stamping in Dixie,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

Good morning! Working on Paper Pumpkin projects today. I really do enjoy this little surprise in the mail. Some months I really love the projects and some months they aren't my taste, but I can always think of someone else who would like this card or project. Paper Pumpkin has some great benefits:
September 2017

  1. The projects are designed so anyone can do them, 
  2. There is always extra material left over I can use on other projects or add just a little extra to these, 
  3. It is kind of a fun challenge to take what's in the box and see what I can create myself with these same elements,
  4. and finally most months we have the opportunity to buy extra kit refills. This is great if it's a kit I really love, I can get more of them. Just visit to check out which kits are still available.
So, I'm off today to work on some creating with Paper Pumpkin. I'll be sure to share my projects later this week or month. Thanks for stopping by today. If you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for a month just use the link about to sign up. You can do so on a month to month or with pre-paid subscriptions- 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. I'd really appreicate it if you don't have a demonstrator that you would select me. Thanks again. Have a great day. Be blessed! and Be a blessing to those around you. You know just a smile can brighten someones day-just think what a personal handmade card might do?
                                      Love Stamping in Dixie,

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My calender!

Do you realize it's 11 weeks til Christmas? I don't know about you but my calendar is filling up fast. This week it's dinner with friends, Stamping in Dixie's ribbon cutting at the Chamber of Commerce! WooHOO super excited about this!!! Also, a Sunday School fellowship on Friday. My annual fall retreat is the next weekend at beautiful Smith Lake in Arley, Alabama. If you didn't decide to go this year, make plans for next year. It's always a lot of fun. And finally the Sassy Stampers and Crazy Crafters hostess clubs meet the last Saturday of each month. Phew! I'm tired and that doesn't include all the little things that pop up constantly.
So What's important today?
Today is the last day of the WCMD sale, and the last day to sign up for the Paper Pumpkin for October and get the coordinating sets for October and November.

Since , I'm talking about calendars- Have you looked at the new planner Stampin' Up! has in the annual catalog? Love it. Can't wait to start using it for next year. I already had a planner for this year. Paid way to much for it and really haven't loved it. I'm excited about this one and you can purchase refills!!! Okay, gotta go. Have a great day and be blessed and be a blessing. Thanks for stopping by-don't forget to say Hi!

Love stamping in Dixie,

* No dates are printed, so you can start when you want.
* Write, stamp, or draw your own.
* Printed Night of Navy/gold foil binder with gold metal corner accents.
* Binder size: 7-3/4"" x 8-3/4"" (19.7 x 22.2 x 5.1cm).
* Includes Night of Navy 2-ring binder; 12 divider pages; calendar pages; 4 photo protector pages (hold six photos each), 5"" x 7""( 12.7 x 17.8 cm); page lifter, 3"" x 8-1/4"" (7.6 x 21 cm); printed and gold foil accent stickers; sticky notes.
* Refill kit available (sold separately).
* Colors: Gold, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Real Red.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Columbus Day!

Hope you are having a blessed day, maybe you have the day off for the holiday and are getting to relax. Or maybe get much needed projects done. I spent the morning with Lee-lee and the grand kids before Aunt Lee had to return to North Carolina. We all miss her, but it was a great visit and she got to spend time with all the family. We will see her again in December for the first family vacation/cruise. All 14 of us are doing a cruise for the holidays. I'm praying for a fabulous time for all of us from my mom at 83 to the youngest grandson, Barrett,
at almost 3.
So, I was trying to think of what kind of card should I share today? The only thing I can come up are these. I love the High Tide stamp set with the lighthouse. I'm guessing Christopher Columbus would have liked a lighthouse to guide his way, but then history would have been very different. So, today we have had a dreary rainy day. I'm hoping for sunny skies tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by today. I know I posted later that usual but, it was a busy morning. I'll be back tomorrow. If you'd like instructions for these cards, leave me a comment. Thanks. Be blessed today and bless someone else around you. Be kind, tender-hearted, forgetting each other- just like our Heavenly Father in Christ has forgiven us. (that's my paraphrase of Ephesians 4:32)
         Love Stamping in Dixie,                                                                Cindy                

Sunday, October 8, 2017

More storms!

I for one will be happy when this hurricane season is over! We are preparing for yet another storm to move through today. Being so far inland you wouldn't think we had to worry much but it seems like every storm lately has wanted to dump a load of rain on us. So, we are home, no church today do to bad weather and city officials want everyone to stay home.
So, I decided to do a challenge for myself this month. I started October 1st and have been mailing a card or package to someone everyday! Today's the 8th day and it's Sunday, since the mail doesn't run on Sunday, I mailed 2 cards yesterday. I happened to hear of a little boy who is in the hospital. Halloween is his favorite holiday, so I mailed him Halloween card. Cadie and Cooper got wind of this and decided they wanted to send him a card also. So technically I mailed one and they sent one. But I'm taking credit for both. There! As you can see in this photo, I love to stamp on my envelopes. It just lets the recipient of the mail know it's happy mail!!!! I figure the mail carrier gets to enjoy it also. So now I challenge you- if you have a stack of unused cards- what are you waiting for? Mail them! I truly believe getting a happy card in the mail, or a sympathy card is like a hug from someone who took the time to show they care. I hope AI can get you some creative inspiration for your paper crafting and if you have any questions or need any product, just shoot me an email or leave a comment below. Thanks. Blessing from Alabama.
Love stamping in Dixie,

Saturday, October 7, 2017

It's WCMD!!!

Today is a Stampin' Up demo's favorite day! World Card Making Day. A day dedicated to what we love to create, inspire and share!!! What could be better? Well, I'd like to be meeting with my peeps today and making CARDS! But family duty calls and I'm headed out very early on a road trip with my Momma, daughter, Elizabeth and granddaughter Cadie- oh yeah, Tombo is coming along to help with the driving. We are delivering a truck to my Uncle  in LA. They are meeting us in Mississippi- half way. So we will visit for a couple hours at a Chick fil a  and drive back home!!! This doesn't sound like a great plan but it is what it is. We will make the most of time in the car to talk and laugh and plan Decembers family trip! Woo Hoo! That one I am looking forward too.
Reminder -October is DSP month. Buy 3 of the selected DSP and you get a free one of your choice that's also on the list. This cute card is featuring the Painted Autumn DSP and I love it. It is also using the Merry Cafe which coordinates with the other coffee set in the annual catalog and Coffee Cup framelits. These are awesome and a lot of fun to work with. This little pumpkin thinlit is from the Pick a Pumpkin thinlets. It is the cutest. I think today might be a coffee day too! What am I saying everyday is a coffee day! Okay. Gotta go. Have a great Saturday. Do something fun, productive, and helpful! God bless you and your family. Go bless those around you and you will be truly blessed. Thanks for dropping by and I'd really love to know you were here. Leave me a comment, please. Oh yeah, if you need any of the above mentioned product, check out my  online store. Thanks!
                                         Love stamping in Dixie,

Friday, October 6, 2017

ESL class part 2

Good Morning! I'm guessing you have a busy day today just like I do! As I write this I have no grandchildren responsibilities. This could change any given minute , but for right now, I'm Off! That means, "Get as much done as you can before they call". Yesterday I told you about the ESL class I was stamping with at my momma's church. It was really a lot of fun. The ladies seemed to really enjoy it. Thank God we only had about 20 instead of the expected 40.The ladies got very creative with their projects. Here are a few pictures I snapped as they were working.

We had several different countries represented and everyone seemed to be speaking a different language. It was very interesting trying to give them instructions for each project. Fortunately, Momma is a stamper and one of the ladies in her Sunday School class, Ms. Linda Cooper is also a talented paper crafter, sweet friend and one of my first customers 8 years ago. She came to help. With a helper at each project, we were able to help them complete their projects with some success. We made cute candy wrappers, book marks and a card.
I ended up liking them so much, I think I'll wait and share them for the blog hop this month! So you will need to come back to see what all we made. Well, It's off to get some things checked off my to do list. I pray you have a great day. Be Blessed and bless someone else in your influnce today.Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment (hint, hint) to let me know you where here! See you tomorrow!

                                  Love Stamping in Dixie,

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Momma's ESL Class is going to stamp!

My Momma -Billie Richmond
So, today is a very busy day. My 83 year old Mother teaches ESL at her church. She has done this for several years. I have in the past done small group stamping projects for her students, some of whom speak very little English. So they started doing a craft event once a month after class. Mother came to me and ask if I'd like to help her do some stamping projects for her turn to teach the class. "Sure Mom, I'd be happy to help."  Help is the the operative word here. She tells me this week, "We had 40 that stayed last month to paint rocks. You better plan for that many." WHAT???? So yesterday I spent all day getting three projects ready for possibly 40 non- English speaking students to make. Well, I did pull out some retired DSP and came up with a couple really cute designs for candy wrappers. I then designed a really nice bookmark that also has two different designs and a fall card that can be birthday, thank you or thinking of you. You guessed it. I sat at my crafting table all day! Momma did come over about noon and stayed for an hour I think. She cut the inside layer for me. I'll share the projects later. Pray for me today!
Little change of subject, but thank you to all of you who joined my newsletter/email group. I hope you enjoyed your first tutorial for the 12 Weeks of Christmas. I'm excited about all the projects I have planned. So, if you still haven't signed up for my email list I'd love to be able to send you week 2 next week.  Better run or I'll be late. Be blessed friends and go be a blessing to someone else. If I can help you with your stamping projects please let me know, I'm only a click away!

                                Love Stamping in Dixie,

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Can you believe it?

Good morning friends, Today's the day I start sending out my  12 weeks of Christmas projects!!!! Okay, that is exciting because my email subscribers are getting a great tutorial for cute Christmas projects in their inbox every week! That is a little bit scary because -it's only 12 weeks till Christmas!!!! If you are not on my list , sign up now! I really do love the holiday season, but as I get older and I am getting older (thank God), everything seems to just move so fast. I have a hard time enjoying each month because I'm focused on what's ahead. Do you find yourself in that situation?
This month I'm working on some challenges! First one is to blog and post to Facebook everyday! This is a huge challenge for me as y'all know!!! But, I have also challenged myself to mail a card everyday this month to someone who might just need a "hug with a fold in the middle". Yesterday's card went to Geneva Beck, she is a sweet lady, very talented crafter and paper art creator. She creates beautiful elaborate designed cards and scrapbook pages so it's kind of funny I'm sending her a simple and clean, one layer card! I used the making technique to create the bubbles behind the cute poodle. This is a simple technique and I love the effect it gives. The poodle is from the Birthday Deliveries (143660) set from Stampin' Up! which just happens to be on sale for 15% off until October 10th. I also used a notecard which comes in a set of 20 with envelopes. Very convenient. They are also on the WCMD sale list until the 10th. Well, hope you liked this one. A hand stamped card does not have to be time consuming. Some of the prettiest cards are very simple! Hope you have a great day. Be blessed- you are a blessing to me so thanks for stopping by. I'd love for you to leave a comment and let me know you were here!
                                                   Love stamping in dixie,

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2 minutes today!

It's Tuesday and it's a beautiful day in Dixieland. I just have a couple things to share today.  First, it's just about 26 hours until the first of the 12 weeks of Christmas projects will be delivered to my email subscribers. If you haven't subscribed you can do so on the welcome to Stamping in Dixie page. Don't miss these great projects delivered right to your inbox.
So, you know it's DSP buy, 3 get 1 free time at Stampin' Up! and in honor of WCMD (World Card making Day) there is a 15% off sale- but did you realize that these two are somewhat coordinated? Yep, Coffee Break DSP is on the sale list as is the Coffee Cafe stamp set, the really cute Pick a Pattern which pairs with the Pieces and Patterns stamp set, and one of my favorite is the Delightful Daisy DSP and the Daisy Delight Stamp set. The Daisy was one of my first purchases out of the new annual catalog. Probably because it's one of my favorite flowers. Here's a card I made with the DSP and stamp set for one of my downline meetings. I love the creative folds. And I love this card displays so many of the beautiful patterns in this "delightful" paper.
  Ingredients for this card:
Back panel is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Tranquil Tide
cardstock. (144246)
Daffodil Delight (119683) 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 3", 5 1/2", 8 & 9 1/2
Delightful Daisy DSP (144137) are 1 1/4 x 4,
2 1/4" x 4" & 2 3/4" x 4".
There is a Whisper White piece stamped on the inside that is 2 1/4" x 4". The banner is stamped in Tranquil Tide and the daisy is stamped twice in Daffodil Delight and punched out with the Daisy Punch (143713).
Of course, what is a card without a little bling! A gold faceted gem makes a great daisy center.(144141)
Okay, that's it for today. Hope you enjoyed this card. It was fun to make. Check out the sale in my online store and stock up on these gorgeous Designer Series Papers and  coordinating stamp sets while they are on sale.

Monday, October 2, 2017

More great news!

Good morning stampers and peach tea lovers! It's a beautiful morning in Dixieland. I went for a  1.5 mile walk this morning at 5am with Tom Terrific! It is going to be a great day. I told you yesterday Stampin' Up! was hitting the New stampin' year running! So along side the DSP( Designer Series Page sale) there is also a 15% off sale on select stamp sets, notecards and Fast Fuse.
In honor of World Card Making Day (WCMD), which is October 7th this year, Stampin' Up! is having a 15% off sale to coordinate with the DSP promotion. This is great news. Many of the stamp sets on sale go with the paper that is also on sale! WOW! And if you join my team this month you can get all these deals as part of your starter kit! Wow, WOw, WOW!!! Links are in the graphics to take you to my online store.

Some of my favorite stamp sets out of the annual catalog are on sale!Who doesn't love the Colorful seasons stamp set and Color Theory paper pack. It has great images for every season and wonderful sayings!check out the Birthday Delivery! Woohoo. Great stamp set. Love the little chef! Here's a card I made with that set recently. Actually this is just the inside.
The outside had a piece of the DSP on it. I told you I love the chef and his icing gun. This image is great for some coloring therapy also. Phew, I'm worn out. I hope I haven't overloaded you this morning. 
Quick reminder- be sure you are signed up for my email list. It's less than 48 hours until the 12 weeks of Christmas series starts. You have to be on the email list to get these great tutorials delivered to you each week. They will not be anywhere else! there is a sign up link on the welcome page. Just click the welcome page at the top of the Stamping in Dixie home page.

Have a great day and be blessed beyond measure and be a blessing to everyone around you today. Lets change the world one card at a time, one kindness at a time.

Love Stamping in Dixie,

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Happy October! Happy Pumkin Spice! Happy, Happy, Happy!

Good morning friends, I am tickled to say it is not as "hot as Hades" today! It is actually very pleasant and this is refreshing. Mind you I'm still bare-footed and in very short sleeves- however, it's beautiful and I am blessed.
Love October! It is my favorite month, I think. Did you know it is Cookie month, Clergy Appreciation month, Eat Country Ham month, the list keeps going? It is Get organized week( LOL, like I could do that in a week) and Customer Appreciation week(now I can take care of that one). October 1, is National homemade cookie day and Vegetarian Day. There is a long and I mean long list of these somewhat obscure reasons to celebrate. BUT, most importantly today starts the new Stampin Up year!!!!! Stampin' Up! is starting the year off with a great Designer Series Paper sale.

Buy 3 get one free! That's 25% off. Who doesn't want a 25% savings? The sale goes all month and includes 13 packs of paper, 2 from the Holiday catalog and 11 from the annual catalog.What a great time to stock up on all those papers you love. The Coffee Bean paper is one of my favorite and or course the Be Merry is just in time to get those cards done early! but that's not everything. They are also having a 15% off select stamp sets that coordinate with the Designer Series Papers, and notecards and Fuse Fuse! Everything you need to make it easy to create awesome one of a kind projects.
Before this gets to long I want to share with you some great samples of cards made with these inspiring papers.

This one uses a piece of the Coffee Break DSP (144155) which coordinates well with the fall colors! Another one I really like is the Wood Textures pack (144177). It has all different wood prints and is great for manly cards.

I have to laugh as I'm typing this my husband is cutting lumber for shelves in his storage room and I can smell the wood! Well, that's probably enough to give you today before you get on overload. I'll give you the rest of the story tomorrow.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a comment and let me know you were here. If you can't wait to order your paper, I'd appreciate your business. You can order from my Stampin' Up store by clicking the link. Thanks again. Be blessed and bless someone else- then you will truly be blessed!

                                                                                                        Love Stamping in Dixie,