Thursday, April 26, 2018

Share What You Love Bundle Early Release coming soon!

Good morning friends! How are you? I am well running around trying to get the end of the school year tied up. With 4 grands it can get busy! I have to tell you though I am super excited about the Early Release of the Share What You Love bundle! So let's take a look at it. these bundles are not available to order until May 1st.

The just getting started Bundle is 57.00 and includes the Share What you do Stamp set, Old Olive Ink Pad in the new style, the new Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad,
the clear block E, Very Vanilla 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes. You're going to love these new and improved Stamp pads.
   The Little More, Please Bundle includes a little more for 91.50.
This bundle has 2 stamp sets! The Make a Difference Stamp set is awesome. It's a beautiful alphabet font. You will LOVE! It does not include the Old Olive ink pad, but includes, the Share What You Love Cardstock pack, the pearlized doilies, the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon, Share What You Love Embellishment Kit and Very Vanilla Cardstock. The Very Vanilla Envelopes and Embellishment Kit are Free with this bundle.
And the best deal of all is the Gotta Have It All Bundle! You get 3 free items with this bundle, the same 2 in the previous one plus a Statement of My Heart Single stamp! You also get everything else in the last one but also the gorgeous Pearlized Designer Series Paper and the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. All that for 127.50! The only deal better than this is to sign up as a Dixie Star Stamper, a hobbyist or a business builder, either one gets you a 20% discount all the time and many other awesome perks. If you are interested shoot me an email and let's talk. One of the best decisions I ever made.
Stay tuned for some sample projects using this awesome collection going soon. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Love to hear from you. Be blessed and be a blessing! Love Stamping in Dixie,

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Good morning crafting peeps! I hope you are having a good start to your week. I am running around today as usual but wanted to take a minute and make sure you know about the current promotions going on with Stampin' Up! There is three kind of big things going on right now or soon. first would be the Last Chance List! I'm sure you have all perused it by now. It seems longer than it needs to be because it lists all the ink pads as retiring. Don't panic, they are not retiring just being redesigned! Also, many of the bundles that seem to be retiring will be in the annual catalog, but not in a bundle form. You can check out what's available here.
Don't miss out on something you really want, retiring items are while supplies last. Layering Love is one of my favorite words set. I will miss it.
So what else is going on? Well I'm sure you have heard all the buzz about the Color Revamp! Stampin Up does this occasionally to stay on trend with core colors that are current. It's been like 8 years ago since we had a major Color Revamp! Some of the new ones are pretty awesome and they are bringing back some retired In Colors to fill in gaps. Blackberry Bliss was one of my favorite purples and it's coming back!!! Woo HOO! Here is a list of the retiring colors, the new colors and the returning colors.
And finally, I'll talk more about this later this week but we have an exclusive early release bundle coming out in May. Actually 3 different bundles of the same product. It's a beautiful stamp set, no 2 stamp sets that coordinate along with some other products to get you started creating beautiful projects.

This Early release will be available Starting May 1. Check back for more information and some samples of cards and projects made with this suite.
That's a  lot for one blog post. Thanks for visiting my site. I always enjoy your comments, please leave one and let me know you were here. Have a great day. Be blessed and be a blessing.
Love stamping in Dixie,

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stampin Friends It's all about Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the April Stampin' Friends Blog Hop. Hope you are enjoying hopping along with us seeing all the spring ideas we have to share with you today. I have to say it doesn't feel very spring-like in Dixieland this week. It's cold! Well, cold for us. I'm wearing a sweater today! In April! But it will be 80 degrees again tomorrow. Go figure!
I know some of you are thinking spring flowers, weddings, maybe flying kits. In Dixieland it's all about college letters, the which athlete is signing for YOUR school, graduations, and reunions. Yes, throw a few weddings and showers in the mix and it's a busy time of the year. I was asked by a sweet friend to make her some special cards for her college reunion next weekend, luckily Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach are still around. They are prettier than just Blue and Orange!I love these cards! Awesome fun folds I learned from Donna Griffith and France Martin. 

The top piece is a 3 1/2 inch square card attached to the right 1 1/2 " panel. Then it opens again to reveal the inside. I love this girl! The "Remember when" stamp is from an old set, but was perfect for this event.
On the inside, I used the tree stamp and banner from a retiring set In the Trees (145850). I was a little sad to see this one go so soon.
I didn't have anything with Old on it. We wanted these cards to honor years of friendship, so I took the Hold on to hope stamp and just inked up the OLD! It worked perfectly. The rest of that saying is from the Waterfront stamp set. Watercolored the trees and sky with an aqua painter.

The 4-panel card is very similar using most of the same stamps, but adding a few current, retiring and retired ones! can you see the little girl from Birthday Delivery? I just love this stamp. Very sad to see it leave!

My final project is a simple lunch bag I covered with Designer series paper. I saw Ronda Wade do this on Facebook and thought it would be perfect to give someone with some treats inside. I cut the bag down to 9 inches. Cut a piece of DSP to cover the front, then another piece I same width but left it 12" long so I had a 3" piece to turn down over the top. it really is that simple. I tied a bow with white bakers twine, wrapped it around the top several times and added a tag.
the tag used the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set that is also retiring! RIP! I used a gold binder clips to attach it to the bag.(These are going too!)

I hope you are inspired by at least one of these projects. They were a lot of fun to create. Please be sure to leave a comment and let me know you were here. Keep on hopping- I'm sure you will enjoy each blog and be inspired to get stamping for spring events. Be blessed and be a blessing.
Love Stamping in Dixie, Cindy

I almost forgot! We have a winner from last months Stamparatus give-away! The lucky winner was...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Flying High on Cloud NIne!

Boy, was it a fun 24 hours! Well, really a little more than like 36. Last weekend was Stampin' UP's OnStage events. I attend the one in Atlanta Ga. with 3 of my team. Go Dixie Star Stampers! I also had the privilege of attending Centre Stage for the first time.  It was just awesome. We received all sorts of free product from the new 2018-2019 annual catalog, we heard from the Founder of Stampin' Up Shelli Gardner and her daughter, Sara, who is the current CEO. We were inspired by the amazing changes coming soon and the accomplishments of many of our fellow demonstrators. I even walked the stage for my promotion to Silver Elite! Go CeCe! I was thrilled to have Jewel, Pamela, and Kim there with me.
We enjoyed swapping cards with other demonstrators, make and takes, and being the first to see and have a copy of the new catalog! I love some of the new products. I am sad to see some of our favorites retiring to make way for the new. I'm thrilled some of my old faithfuls are still here. Change is never easy but can be a really good thing. If you were going to change something in your life, what would it be? Besides my waist being smaller and my house being cleaner (a hopeless task) I would share the Stampin' Up opportunity with a lot more people. I love what I do and it's fun! Yes, it is a job and I do work, don't think otherwise, however, creating wonderful cards, memory books and home decor paper crafts is fun. Not to mention all the truly amazing people I have had the privilege of meeting and spending time together. What a blessing!
I have a lot more to share later. Thursday will be the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop so check back! Be blessed and be a blessing!
                                                    Love stamping in Dixie,

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Headed to Onstage!

I am so excited !!!! I mean really over the top excited!!!! Friday moring I'm headed to Atlanta, Ga for Stampin' Up's Onstage event. It's like a mini convention of sorts. It's tons of fun and I love going, but that's not the exciting part. I have 3 team members going with me!!!! This really brings me joy and I get to attend CentreStage this time for the first time! CentreStage is a special event Stampin' Up does for there Silver Elite and higher demonstrators. I have always wanted to go and finally this year promoted to Silver Elite!!! I know a lot of exclamation marks, but I really want you to feel how excited I am!

One of the fun things demostrators do anytime they get together is trade swaps. Here is my swap for this event.  I used the Lemon Zest stamp set (143808) and Lemon Builder punch (143712). I didn't love this set at first but, I have to say I have had fun coming up with ideas for using it. Of course I always love a bundle (10% discount) with a coordinating punch! It has some great saying!

If you need any of these products my online store is open 24/7! Check it out here. Well, I'm off to pack and make sure I have everything I need. Have a great weekend. Do something that brings you joy and bring joy to those around you. Gotta run! Until next time.
                Love stamping in Dixie,

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I liked that last card so much I made another one.

Good morning and welcome to Spring! I hope you had a Happy Easter Celebration.  We did with all the family (minus one daughter).

I really like that technique of cutting the Designer Series paper on the angle and separating it to appear to cover the whole front of the card. If you missed it you can see here. I did another one using the Petal Palette suite and I love it. This is one of my favorite suites in the Occasions catalog. I hope and pray it makes it into the annual, but since we don't know that and even if it does it won't be a bundle you might think of getting it now!The bundle (145974 in clear mount) includes the Petal Palette stamp set with 15 stamps and the Petals and more Thinlets Dies with 10 dies. This is a really good deal. Add the awesome Designer Series Paper and you can create a ton of cards and other projects. Notice on this card I colored some of the little flowers in the DSP with the Peakaboo Peach ink. I love being able to add color to my Designer Series Paper and this pack is really made for it.

In this sample I used Peekaboo Peach (141398) as the card base. This is one of the 2016-2018 In Colors that we know will be retiring from the New catalog. If it's one you really love, but sure to order extra and don't forget the re-inker(141403) for your stampin' pad. That's all for today. Hope you have a great day and a great week. Come back often for more creative ideas. Grab some tea and join me for a visit. Love hearing from each of you, so if you like this project please leave me a little comment and let me know. Remember you can shop at my online store anytime 24/7. God bless and go bless someone around you, then you will be truly blessed.
Love stamping in Dixie,