Thursday, February 18, 2016

Black and White and Whatever you like! Stampin Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends February Blog Hop! If you arrived from Angela‘s Blog, thank you so much for continuing with the hop! Don’t forget to click the Next Button to see Kim's awesome projects. PLUS, keep reading for a chance to win a crafty little gift from each blogger on the hop.

Guest Hoppers for February are:

I was so excited to be invited to this months blog hop. I LOVE black and white! It's about all you'll find in my closet with a little red thrown in there! It's hard being an Auburn Tiger when your wardrobe yells "Roll Tide!"

This is a big birthday month for our family. So, I am doing cards and lots of birthday stuff like cupcake picks, goodie bags and gift tags.  This weekend is Cooperman's party! You can see his card in my last post and then a good friend of ours Jimmy Gibson will be 75 on Saturday! Jimmy is amazing,he and his wife Debbie are both blind. so several of today's projects are for Jimmy's birthday lunch this weekend. For his card I used the the Stamp set Boys will be Boys and added the balloon framelits and the 75 from the Large Numbers framelit dies.
I mentioned we had a lot of birthday's this month. Our oldest grandson will be 9 later this month so I made his card using the same set.  I used the more current toy choices for Stephens birthday card. His biological father was killed in the Middle east before Stephen was born. I know he'll love the little solider and what 9 yr.old boy doesn't love LEGO"S.

For my other projects, I made cupcake picks using the Stamp set Party Wishes and the coordinating balloon and cupcake punch.
These are easy to make and I love how they dress up a plain cupcake.The goodie bag is made with the  Treat bag framelit and the No bones about it stamp set.I even stamped the tissue paper with the dino skeleton. I was planning on using these for both birthdays. All boys love dinosaurs and Jimmy is as old as one! My final project is a bottle tag. I love to add these to a bottle of something sparkling for a birthday celebration. I hope you enjoyed these ideas for adding creative stamped projects to your birthday party or just for a thoughtful gift. We love birthdays! They are special at our house. It's your day to shine -  I believe you can make someone feel really special with a hand-stamped card or treat. Thank you for stopping by today. Please continue on our hop. Don't forget to comment with the #SFFebHop on each person's blog you visit for chances to win the Mystery Giveaway! 

Blog Hop List

  1. Lynn Streifert 
  2. Carolina Evans
  3. Elizabeth Jeanne
  4. Kirsteen Gill 
  5. Leanne Johnson 
  6. Steph Jandrow
  7. Barbara Welch
  8. Kathie Rotti
  9. Melissa Thomas
  10. Sarah Devendorf 
  11. Andrea Tucker 
  12. Angela Carter  
  13. Cindy Waldroff -you're here!
  14. Kim Smith
  15. Deana Benson - 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Cooperman!

Today is Cooperman's 5th birthday. He is a twinkle in my eye for sure. The sweetest, cutest, ball of energy you can imagine. He is number 3 in the grandchildren train and keeps us laughing. It is unseasonably cold this week for Alabama and Cooper ask me to turn on the "Warm-a-dditioner" when I took him to preschool yesterday morning because it was just to cold in the car.
Say "Ahhh"
I've called him Cooperman -my superman! for a couple of years. I even wrote a little song I used to sing to him about what a superman he was becoming. He really loves it and tells everyone "Cece calls me Cooperman because I'm her superman!"I have been waiting to use this Super Hero stamp set just for him! So when he gets his card tomorrow I hope he loves it as much as I love making it for him.
This set is so cool- it's photopolymer and one that has lots of pieces!I also incorporated the Big numbers framelit for the number 5! Unfortunately the Calling all Heros  set is out of stock, but there are a lot of photopolymer stamps set some in the catalog and some that are not here. check them out. Also, Don't forget it's Sale-a-bration! Get a free item from the Saleabration flyer for every 50.00 you spend until March 31st. thanks for stopping by. Come back soon and leave me a comment. Be Blessed!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Starting today and coming soon!

Good morning y'all! It's Tuesday and that means Stampin' Up's  new Weekly  Deals have posted.You can shop for them here. That's the starting today news. the coming soon is also exciting. Starting on the 16th there will be some new free items for you to chose from for Sale-a-bration!

Then the really exciting news for me is I get to be a guest hopper on the Stampin' Friends February blog hop.
I am really honored to get to do this hop. So y'all please come back and hop on board. You will see a lot of really inspiring projects and also have a chance for win some fun crafting products!
Gotta go! Have a blessed day and go be a blessing to someone else-then you will be truly blessed!

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Learning Curve

Hey Y'all! February rolled in today with temps in the mid 70's. Yep, that's Alabama for you. We had a 5 minute snowy flurry last week and sunshine, shorts and t-shirts the last 2 days!.Never dull! Well, enough weather talk. Personally, I have never been one to "set the curve", you know those smarty pants that set the bar really high. My darling Tombo was that guy in school! (Didn't have many friends in his classes). Anyway, I have a card to share with you today that I love! This new bundle has taken me a bit to figure it out! Lots of pieces! But girls it is fun! Today I not only felt like a crafter, but a florist too! I'm talking about the new Botanical Blooms and Builder Framelits (#140819). I had a hard time stopping. I could have added flowers to everything!   Hope you like it.

Card stock:  Basic Black, Always Artichoke , Cajun Craze and Hello Honey, Old Olive Whisper White 
Botanical Blooms and Watercolor Wishes
Brick Wall embossing folder and Botanical Builder Framelits
You can shop til you drop at my Stampin up website here.

Well, that's all I have for today.
I pray God blesses you today and that you will go be a blessing to someone else. Then you will be truly blessed!Thanks for stopping by and come back real soon. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Weekly Deals

Just a quick post about this weeks " Weekly Deals"  from Stampin' Up!
This is a good time to pick up some of those embellishments we love and get a discount! The 1/4" cotton ribbon is one of my favorite and who doesn't love Island Indigo! Also the small clothespins are great  to use for Valentine treats.  Check out my store here.

Have a great day and be a blessing to someone in need, then you will be truly blessed.

Monday, January 4, 2016

How's yours?

Happy New Year!!!!!

When Tommy and I were first married we were in a Sunday School class with other young couples. We often played a game called "How's yours?" It was a fun game that helped us get to know each other, provided some good laughs and could be played anywhere! Nothing needed. This is one of the many perks of My Paper Pumpkin! It comes all packed in a sweet little box with everything you need to complete the projects! So, why did I bring this up? 
Yep, Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-bration! With a 3 month pre-paid subscription (137859) for only 55.00 US, you also get to pick an awesome product from the Sale-a-bration flyer! Win- Win! This is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin if you have been thinking about it. 
Now, thank you for stopping by Stamping in Dixie! I am working on my plans for 2016 and have included a goal of more consistent posting and hopefully,
more project tutorials and maybe even a video or two! This will be way out of my comfort zone and computer ability- so we will see how successful I am with that goal. I'll keep you posted! I pray God's blessing on each of you for this new year. My Heavenly Father is all about new beginnings! Today count your many blessings, then go be a blessing to someone else and you will find yourself truly blessed!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Are you ready?

I've been hearing that question a lot lately, Are you ready for Christmas? It is a great question, but probably not what you're thinking. I know I am running around "like a chicken with its head cut off" trying to juggle all the balls in the air. I have done some craft fairs this season which meant some long nights making cute stuff! I went to a Cookie exchange, hostessed a Christmas Open House and still have another Christmas party at my house this week. I have baking to do for Darling's office, Cadiebug's annual cookie bake and Sunday School party.  I could go on but you get the idea. I know I'm not alone in this sinking ship-many of you are right beside me, well probably a little ahead- I tend to procrastinate. The point is, "What are we really doing to get ready for Christmas"? One of our favorite things to do this time of year is watch A Christmas Carol. We watch it on television or I love to go see it at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, but we always watch it. The whole of A Christmas Carol can be summed up, at least for me, in the phrase, 

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” .

So, I am taking some time this week to really get ready for Christmas. To get my heart ready, to bring hope to a dying world, to bolster courage and mediate on truth. I want to celebrate the birth of the King of Kings with hope toward His next arrival and be like the shepherds in the field working and watching for Him!  My hope and prayer is that you too will take time to "Get ready for Christmas" and rejoice in this special time of the year.

One of my favorite cards this season has been this double Z fold using the Winter Wonderland DSP and All Ye Faithful stamp set. Never thought I'd love Christmas in Black and Gold! Hope you like it. Check out the End of year sale on my business page here. The paper is on Sale! Now, have a great day, be a blessing to someone else and you will be greatly blessed!