Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Build a Roo Retired Stamp Set Ideas

OK, I was messing around again today with my retired stamp sets and I decided to make a few gift sets.

The Build-a-Roo Stamp Set is so perfect for just this sort of gift.  You can make a Theme based set of cards to give away and yet have each card be for a totally different event.

Take a look! and don't forget when using those loved retired stamp sets, Stampin' Up! has the perfect papers for you to use in creating your new cards.








Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pun Fun Retired Stampin Up Card Ideas!

I have been playing around this weekend with some of my retired stamp sets and came up with these really adorable
3 x 3 cards.

I love 3 x 3 cards because they work so well with gift bags and you can make a bunch of them with left over card stock pieces from larger cards.

I hope today's "Design of the Day" encourages you to pull out your stamps and create some quick 3 x3 cards!


Have a Pun Fun Day!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

ALE V, is the Winner of July's Blog Candy!

This is so exciting.

  Ale V please let me know via email which stamp set you would like along with your color choice on the Ink Stamp Pad.

Designsby.Dixie@yahoo.com



THANK YOU to EVERYONE
that participated in this Drawing!

I love giving away Stampin' Up items!
Watch for my next Blog Candy Drawing in August. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stampin' Up! FREE Products Drawing

Don't miss out on your chance to win FREE Stampin' Up! Products
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
 
Entry ends Friday, July 15th at noon Central Standard Time!
 
Win Three FREE
Stampin' Up! Products in my
July Blog Candy give away!

Stampin' Up! Stamp Set
(Stamp Set is Your Choice from List - See Link)
Pearl Jewel Embellishments
Classic Stamp Pad (Color of your Choice)

U. S. shipping only.

Stampin' Up! Summer Splash Birthday!

What an adorable card for that Summer Birthday!

Today's "Design of the Day" is a perfect example of one of the great reasons I Love Stampin' Up! paper.

So many other scrapbook cards crack or when torn they have a white center,
but NOT Stampin' Up.

Stampin' Up! papers are dyed all the way through so when you tear it like I did on this card to create more realistic looking sand, I get a nice even color look!

Doesn't it look like Sand?!


Stampin' Up! items I used on this card include:
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
More Mustard and Cajun Craze Inks
Summer Splash Stamp Set


This great little Summer Beach Set is only available until August 31st so don't miss out!

Houston Part Time or Full Time Job

This is a GREAT Part-Time or Full-Time Job
 
Are you a Stay at Home Mom looking for some extra spending money
or
Are do you have a job outside the home
 but are looking for a part-time job
 to give your income a boost?
 
If your answer is Yes than you need to read the following opportunity!
 
It's a great one!!!!
 

 This month, Stampin' Up! is offering a great opportunity to start you out as a new demonstrator for an extremely affordable price and I am sweetening the promotion by helping you out a little more!
 

 
OK HERE'S THE SPECIAL .... GET READY TO WOWED!

For the month of July only Stampin' Up! is offering a Starter Kit for only $99.
This limited time Starter Kit valued at $185 also includes a
FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit valued at $40. 
In addition, after you are signed with Stampin' Up! as part of my team I will send you a
welcome gift valued at of $25 plus

That is over $250 worth of Stampin' Up! products for only $99!  
(see what is included below!)

Stampin' Up!'s Limited Time Started Kit - Valued at $185 - Includes:
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Stamp Set*  (Seen Above)
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Stamp Set*  (Seen Above)
  • Basic Black Classic Ink Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Ink Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic  Ink Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic  Ink Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock - 20 Sheet Packet
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper Packet - 12 Double Sided 12 x 12 Sheets* (Seen Above)  
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon Spool with 10 Yards*  (Seen Above)
  • Note Cards and Envelopes (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies:
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Getting Started Guide
    • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
    • 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog (8)
    • 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
    • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
    • Decor Elements applicator
    • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
    • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
    • Recruit Folders (5)
    • Recruit Brochures (20)
    • Customer Order Forms (50)
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

All items above are recommended, but new demonstrators can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value to personalize their kit, with the exception of the Business Supplies.

PLUS!

For joining in July you get a FREE Christmas Keepsake
project kit—a $40 value!

PLUS!

For joining as a part of my team you will receive a
Welcome Gift valued at over $25 that includes:
  • Petite Pennants Builder Punch (Page 213 of the 2011-12 Catalog)
  • Bright Designer Buttons (Page 197 of the 2011-12 Catalog)
(New Demonstrators can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value to personalize their kit ...This additional Welcome Gift is only available to New Demonstrators that sign up through me.)
 

Cool things you may want to know about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

  • Starter Kits ship for FREE
  • Receive 30% off your first order over $150 in the first 45 days after your sign up.
  • Earn 20% income (instant volume rebate) with sales of all commissionable products.
  • Earn an additional income, called a volume rebate when you have commissionable sales of $400 or more in one month. This volume rebate combined with your instant income can reach up to 40%.
  • The opportunity to see and order products early before they are available to customers.
  • The opportunity to earn an additional 4+ FREE Stamp Sets and $225 in bonus cash during the first 6 months through the Stampin' Start Program.  
  • Earn additional cash bonuses, products, and incentive trips.  This years incentive trip was an 8 day trip which included an Alaskan Cruise. Cool Huh!
  • Earn Free Hostess Sets through Demonstrator Orders
  • Receive a monthly demonstrator magazine with ideas and product updates.
  • Access to your own Demonstrators Website for $12.95 a month which is FREE for the first two months.
  • Monthly meetings with me and my team where we will share ideas and designs.  If you are not in the Houston Area I will send you a packet each month with design and workshop ideas.
  • An amazing library of video and audio training and ideas from Stampin' Up!
  • Access to one of the most wonderful and helpful teams I have ever had the experience of working with, Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrators Support Group. 
  • Finally and this is one of my favorites, access to the Demonstrators Stampin' Connection.  This is a site only for demonstrators, where we share ideas, designs and business strategies with each other. 
When you join Stampin' Up as a demonstrator there is no obligation to hold workshops or sell products ever!  You can join and drop at any time without any obligation or penalty.  If you decide you want to stay a current demonstrator and continue to receive the great benefits listed above, all you must do is meet a minimum of $300 in commissionable sales per quarter.  This includes sales to others or yourself.

Whether you want to work full time, part time or you just would like to get a discount on a great assortment of stamping products for your own use, this is a wonderful opportunity.
 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! Catalog Tips

The Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog
is loaded with great Design Ideas
but did you know there was more?

Tip #1

When looking at a specific design you may question what products or colors are being used.  There is a file that allows you to read exactly what products are used for each design and it is displayed in a very similar style to the way I list products used in my Designs of the Day!



Example:
On Page 16 of the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog you will find the "Turtle & Co." Stamp Set and Design Ideas.  If you then go to the Stampin' Supplies file you find the list of products used in each project.  Below is a list of the items used in the first card on the left side of the photo.


16a – On Your Feet card:
Turtle & Co. Set; Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi Textured Card Stock; Party Animal Simply Scrappin’; Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pads; Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Brights Brads; Brights Designer Buttons; Pearl Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Aqua Painter;
Boho Blossoms, Dotted Scallop Ribbon, and 1/2" Circle Punches;
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack; hole punch



NOTE:  Did you know that the Turtle & Co. Stamp Set is this years exclusive design for Stampin' Up!'s Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
For each stamp set purchased, $3 is donated to RMHC.

What a great way to have fun and help a very worthy organization!

Tip #2



Stampin' Up! papers are so easy to work with and
there are great deals on prices available in catalog.

The getting Started Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock Package not only gives you a great selection with 12 different colors but it also gives you an
additional 4 sheets of card stock for no additional cost.  See Page 174

Tip #3

Page 176 holds "In Color" packages.  If you order the Card Stock and Classic Pad In Color Kit you receive 20 sheets of card stock and 5 Ink Pads for ONLY the Price of the Ink Pads.

That is like getting the 20 sheets of Card Stock FREE!

Tip #4

Pages 206 and 208 hold charts that give you excellent recommendations on which Adhesives and Cutting Tools work best with each of the products.  This is a GREAT reference when creating your project!



I hope these Tips help you when working with and ordering Stampin' Up! Products.

LSA Lutheran South Academy and other Texas School Scrapbooks

Do you love the idea of having your childs photos in a
finished school themed scrapbook
but you don't have time to make it yourself.
Let me create one for you!
 
Local Houston High Schools and Texas/Louisiana University Themes
are available in 3 different sizes
(6 x 6 has solid front, 8 x 8 has photo window and 12 x 12 has photo window).
Each Scrapbook is a High Quality Cloth Post Bound 20 Page Album
with top loading page protectors.

These beautiful scrapbooks also make GREAT Birthday,
Christmas, Coach and Teacher Thank You's
and Graduation Gifts.

Order your Album today by calling 713-818-1799,
email designsby.dixie@yahoo.com

Example album covers are shown below:




Schools choices include both High School and Universities:
Lutheran South Academy                                                      
Dobie High School                                                                 
Pasadena Memorial High School                                            
Dickinson High School                                                           
La Marque High School                                                         
La Porte High School                                                             
Santa Fe High School
Manvel High School
Clear Creek High School
Clear Brook High School
Clear Springs High School
Pearland High School
Friendswood High School
LSU
Texas A & M
University of Texas
Texas Tech
Sam Houston

Page layouts can be personalized with sports numbers or other interests.
Bows can be removed for a more masculine look.

Examples page layouts are shown below.

 






Order your Album today by calling 713-818-1799,
email designsby.dixie@yahoo.com
 
Receive a 20% discount when ordering
4 or more albums.

Cost per Album:
6 x 6 Album $25
8 x 8 Album $45
12 x 12 Album $75
Personalization additional $5

School theme papers will always be used however they could be adjusted due to availability.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stampin' Up Blog Candy FREE JULY 2011 GIVEAWAY

FREE Stampin' Up! Products!

To enter to win all you need to do is join my
"follow by email" and my "followers" group.
Both can be found directly below my photo on the right hand side of the screen.
(When entering "follow by email" be sure to activate your email subscription on the feedburner email you will receive after entering your email address and code...this is what completes the sign up process.)

I'll draw the winner Friday, July 15, 2011.

FREE items includes a Stampin' Up! Classic Stampin' Ink Pad (color of your choice), a Package of Basic Pearl Jewel Embellishments and a Stamp Set of your choice from the list below.

That is over $22 worth of Stampin' Up! Products
for FREE!

Stamp Sets to choose from:
Always Elegant - clear pg 80
Contempo Christmas - clear pg 33
From the Teacher - clear pg 96
Funky Four - clear pg 88
Have a Seat - clear pg 135
Holiday Happiness - clear pg 34
Language of Friendship - clear pg101
Love & Sympathy - clear pg 76
Party This Way - clear pg 67
You're a Gem - clear pg 156
Goal - clear or wood pg 92
Home Run - clear or wood pg 92
Slam Dunk - clear or wood pg 92
Touchdown - clear or wood pg 92
Itty Bitty Bits - clear or wood pg 143
Kindness Matters - clear or wood pg 121
Pretty Postage - clear or wood pg 66

The Deadline to enter is Friday, July 15th at Noon CST.  I'll will draw a random follower and announce the winner Friday evening on my Blog.  Note:  I only ship within the U.S. The Winner will need to email me with their stamp and ink choice within 48 hours of winning so that I can get their selection ordered and mailed out ASAP!

Good Luck and Thanks for being a
"Design By Dixie" follower!

Jewelry Classes for Houston Area High School Girls

High School Summer Jewelry Class Registration Closes this Thursday July 14th

Girls - Ages 14 to 18
Saturday, July 23rd
Registration and Payment Due by Thursday, July 14.
2:00 - 7:00 PM
Each Girl will make 3 types of earrings; hoop, drop and chandelier
(available in pierced and clip),
2 bracelets and a drop bead necklace.
@ Panera Bakery on I45 across from Baybrook Mall - Fee $45
Light dinner is included
Class Sizes are Limited so Register Early.


A few of the possible jewelry selections
can be seen below.
Girls will have their choice of 100's of beads and findings.


* All reservations are due 10 days prior to class - space is limited.

** Advanced registration and payment is required.

*** $5 Discount for girls that sign up for a scrapbooking and jewelry class or for siblings or friends that sign up together at the same time for the same class.


To reserve your place today
call 713-818-1799 or
email designsby.dixie@yahoo.com


Jewelry Samples Ages 14 to 18





To reserve your place today
call 713-818-1799 or
email designsby.dixie@yahoo.com

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stampin' Up! Travel Log

We travel so many different ways in life
Vacation, Careers, and Education.
What better way to encourage those in our life to reach for their dreams than by the use of the
Word Play and Travel Log Stamp Set?

Today's "Design of the Day" is a card that could be given to a friend prior to a great adventure or it could be just the right pat of the back, a person changing jobs or graduating from school would need  to follow their dreams.



Stampin' Up Items I used on this card include:
  • Cajun Craze, Garden Green, and So Saffron Smooth Card Stock
  • Basic Black Ink
  • Dimensionals
  • 2-3/6" Scallop Circle Punch
  • Ticket Corner Punch
  • Word Play Stamp Set
  • Travel Log Stamp Set (Summer Mini Available through August 31, 2011)





Stampin' Up! Hostess Benefits 2011-2012

Simple, Flexible and Fabulous!
That's the Best Way to Describe the
New Hostess Benefits

No more confusing Levels to choose from.
Hostess dollars can be applied to either exclusive special priced hostess items, all other catalog merchandise or a combination of both!
In addition hostess have the opportunity to purchase any item out of the catalog at 50% OFF starting with sales of $400 or more (See Chart Below).

So let's use an example of what may happen when you host a Stampin' Up! Workshop!

Lets assume you have $400 in sales, which is an easy goal to reach. With this workshop you would receive $65 in FREE merchandise of your choice out of any section of the book including the special discounted hostess stamp section, PLUS one 50% off item.

Hint:  How long have you wanted that GREAT Big Shot Machine...with the 50% discount it would only cost you $50. 
WOW, That is a Fabulous deal!!!

Remember you receive Hostess Benefits from your own personal order, a combination of friends orders, sales at workshops and classes held at your home or any combination of these possibilities.

Jewelry Birthday Parties Houston

Beading Birthday Parties
 provide Fun Unique Entertainment
for 7 year olds through teens!

Jewelry Birthday Parties offer a Fun craft activity plus beautiful party favors!

The Birthday Girl makes a choice of a Bracelet Party
or a Combination Jewelry Party.

We come to You!

Each Girl Creates Her own Piece of Jewelry

The Birthday Girl Receives a Special
Jewelry Starter Gift

Jewelry Parties are a fabulous way for any
Girl; Youth, Tween or Teen
to celebrate her Birthday.
  

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stampin' Up! Strength and Hope Bag Tag

Good Morning Everyone! 

This lovely gift tag is the perfect card to dangle from a solid colored gift bag. 
The tag not only works as a card but also adds decoration to the bag!

The Strength and Hope Stamp Set is a beautifully elegant set that works well for this adornment.

Remember that for every Strength and Hope Stamp Set purchased from Stampin' Up!,
$2 is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Stampin' Up! Items I used on this card include:
  • Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White Smooth Card Stock
  • Marina Mist and Pretty in Pink Inks
  • Assorted Clearance Rack Ribbons