Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!

Spring is all around us now in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia.  Southern springs are never boring, though, with snow showers this morning and a forecast high of 75 tomorrow!

So long to Sale-A-Bration 2019

This year’s Sale-A-Bration Items were just fantastic!  I’ve got just a couple of cards I’d like to share before we say our final farewells, though, to give you some ideas for how to use those fabulous Sale-A-Bration Items you earned!  The Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper was one of my absolute favorites.

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Good news!!  The Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder will be returning in the new 2019-2010 Annual Catalog.  Yay!  Here’s a card I created using it with Vellum Cardstock, then coloring with Stampin’ Blends.

Country Floral Vellum

I created the frame using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (love!) on Coastal Cabana Cardstock.  The Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon was just the right finishing touch.

At a party last week, we made butterfly projects using the Country Floral Embossing Folder, the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, and the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set on a Whisper White Note Card and a Mini Pizza Box.  The ladies had great fun making them!

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FAREWELL TO THE 2017-2019 InColors

At our Crafting on the Hill April Team Meeting, we created three cards using the retiring 2017-2019 InColors Assortment. Stampin’ Up! has a great variety of punches that coordinate with lots of stamp sets, and we used several for this project. The daisy from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set was stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Berry Burst, then punched using the coordinating Daisy Punch.  We also used the Detailed Trio Punch, the Pretty Label Punch and the Leaf Punch. Shop for these retiring InColors before they’re gone!  Find all of these products on my online store at http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net. 

retiring colors 17 to 19PAPER PUMPKIN IS GOING TO BE “DISTINKTIVE” IN APRIL!!

So what are “Distinktive” Stamps and what makes them special?

  1. Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
  2. These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
  3. Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
  4. Shop Distinktive stamps in my online store by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

 

Subscribe by April 10th at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2166089  so you don’t miss out on this beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

Better With You No Line Watercoloring

Wow!!  What a quick and easy FUN technique!  I finally tried the “no line watercoloring” and oh, my–I loved it!!  I used the Better With You Clear Stamp Set to create this adorable little birdie card.

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I stamped off the little bird and the decorative element stamps on Watercolor Paper in Crumb Cake, then colored the bird with Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.  I used ink from the Stampin’ Ink Pads and the medium Aqua Painter Brush.

The Sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  The base is the Tea Room Designer Series Paper.  And Linen Thread provides just the right finishing touch!

Such a fun technique with such an adorable stamp set!  The variety of sentiments stamps makes it even more versatile.

Try it for yourself, or just contact me and I’ll give you more tips and tricks for this card and technique.

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

Sale-A-Brate with Country Floral

Sale-A-Brate with Country Floral

SPRING is finally here and, naturally, it puts one to thinking about sunshine and flowers!  The Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is the perfect touch for spring projects and it’s a FREE Sale-A-Bration Item with any $50 Product Order.

COUNTRY FLORAL DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER

That’s right.  It’s FREE with any $50 Product Order!  This can help you make such beautiful projects, and it’s so versatile!

 

For this card, I used Powder Pink Stampin’ Ink and Cardstock.  I inked the Country Floral Embossing Folder with Powder Pink Stampin’ Ink, then placed a piece Whisper White Cardstock in the Folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  I loved the subtle elegance!  I ran a piece of the Powder Pink Cardstock through the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the base, then punched out a piece of it from the center using the Story Label Punch, a Sale-A-Bration Coordination Item available for purchase.  The sentiment is from the Part of My Story Cling Stamp Set  and is also a Sale-A-Bration Item FREE with any $50 Product Order.

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I just couldn’t resist pairing this folder with a piece of the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper Sale-A-Bration Item.  I used a piece of Lemon Lime Twist (retiring soon!) Cardstock and the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack for the ribbon.  An elegant touch!

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I love working with Stampin’ Up’s Vellum Cardstock, so I ran it through the Country Floral Embossing Folder, then used Stampin’ Blends to add touches of color to accent some of the elements.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set found in the Occasions Catalog. The Calypso Coral Twine is from a past Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Country Floral EF vellum

JUST TEN DAYS LEFT FOR SALE-A-BRATION!!!

That’s right–JUST 10 DAYS!!!!!!!!  Supplies are available while supplies last, so go ahead and make your shopping list and place your order today for FREE Sale-A-Bration Items.

But that’s just ONE way to Sale-A-Brate!!

The VERY BEST DEAL is to join Stampin’ Up! and the Crafting on the Hill Team for just $99, shipping included, and get $175 of Stampin’ Up! Product of your choice!! OR for $129, shipping included, get $175 of Stampin’ Up! Product of your choice PLUS the beautiful, spacious Craft & Carry Tote.  An incredible deal!!! Then for at least 6 months, you will get a 20% Discount on all your Stampin’ Up! purchases.  Go to http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net and click on the Join the Fun tab, or just contact me and let’s get together to get you signed up BEFORE Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st!

You can also Host a Party and earn EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards during Sale-A-Bration!

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PAPER PUMPKIN IS GOING TO GET “DISTINKTIVE”

IN THE APRIL PAPER PUMPKIN KIT!!

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Distinktive Stamps in the April Paper Pumpkin Kit. Definitely “ooohh” and “aaahhhh” worthy!

1. Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
2. These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
3. Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
4. Shop Distinktive stamps at http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

Subscribe by April 10th to make sure you get the April Paper Pumpkin Kit by shopping at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2166089.

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

 

Sale-A-Bration and a FREE Snail Refill

SALE-A-BRATION CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 31ST!

During Sale-A-Bration you can “Saleabrate” 3 different ways.

SHOP.  Place a product order of $50 or $100 and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration Item of your choice.  These Items are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and some of them are already sold out!  Shop today to get your favorites!

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HOST.  With a minimum party order, get the usual Stampin’ Rewards and hostess gifts (from me!), PLUS with a $250 Party Product Order, get an ADDITIONAL $25 in Stampin’ Rewards.  This is only through March 31st, so let’s your party booked TODAY!

JOIN.  Sign up with Stampin’ Up! and get $175 in product OF YOUR CHOICE for just $99, shipping included.  What a DEAL!!!!  Or, for just $129, get $175 in product OF YOUR CHOICE AND the beautiful Craft & Carry Tote.  Trust me–you want it!!  Want to see it?  Just contact me and I’ll be happy to connect with you and show you mine.  Beautiful and room for LOTS of Stampin’ Up! supplies!  Go to http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net and click the “Join” tab, or just contact me and we’ll get together to get you signed up!

NEW SPECIAL OFFER FROM ME!!

Want to earn FREE Snail Refills?? Here’s how:

  1.  Bring your Stampin’ Up! current Annual Catalog to every Crafting on the Hill Event you attend.  Don’t have one?  Get one FREE at any Event you attend, or contact me and I’ll get one to you. Shopping Lists also provided!
  2. I’ll sign your Annual Catalog for each Event you attend.  After 6 signatures for 6 Events, you’ll get a FREE Snail Refill!

SALE-A-BRATION FAVORITE!

One of my favorite Sale-A-Bration Items from the moment I saw it is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  Incredibly versatile and oh so lovely! Here I paired it with a sentiment from the Amazing Life Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog.  This paper is FREE with a $50 Product Order, while supplies last.

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So many beautiful designs!  Check out the video at https://youtu.be/lxYdtQ9VtOo.

I created another card with the Amazing Life Stamp Set using blue and yellow for a bright color combo.

 

Don’t you just love stamp sets that have LOTS of sentiments?!? This one really does!

FREE EXTRA STAMP SET WITH MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN KIT!

Subscribe by March 10th so you don’t miss out at https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2166089.

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

 

 

Humming Along and Home to Roost

Humming Along and Home to Roost

Even in the Deep South, it can get downright cold in January.  Since I love Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends and Watercolor Pencils, what better way to while away the long winter days than color!  The Humming Along Cling Stamp Set and the Sale-A-Bration Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set were the perfect stamps for my projects.

HUMMING ALONG CLING STAMP SET

This was one of the stamp sets that was demonstrated at OnStage Orlando in November, and I loved it at first sight.  There’s a beautiful flower, a hummingbird (we love hummers!) and sentiments to complete the project.

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I stamped the hummingbird in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the colored it with Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  I used a strip of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the sentiment is from the Humming Along Cling Stamp Set, stamped in Memento.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White Cardstock for this one, since it adds just a touch of shimmer.  The hummingbird is stamped in StazOn Ink, then colored with Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter.  The Red Rhinestones were the extra touch of bling I wanted.  The Stitched Labels Framelits Die gave a touch of texture to the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock base.

 

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Shimmery White Cardstock, stamped with StazOn Ink then colored with our Watercolor Pencils.  I also used the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and the Everyday Label Punch for the sentiment from the Humming Along Stamp Set.

But there’s also a gorgeous flower with this stamp set!  This is one of Stampin’ Up’s new Cling Stamp Sets, found in the Occasions Catalog.  Three great sentiments, too.

 

For these two flower images, I used Memento Ink, then the Watercolor Pencils, and the Blender Pen.   The blue flower is Pacific Point and the pink flower is Flirty Flamingo.  I used the light Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blend to add contrast around the flowers and make them pop.

Humming along blue flower

The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper is the perfect background!

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I stamped the flower in Versamark on the Pear Pizzaz Cardstock.

Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set

One of my favorite Sale-A-Bration Items is the Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set.  This stamp set is one of the FREE Items you can choose with any $50 Product Order.  Look at the great sentiments!

I used Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper for these,  stamped the images in StazOn Ink, then used the Watercolor Pencils and the AquaPainter to color them.

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For these I used Whisper White or Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the colored with Stampin’ Blends.    I used the Stitched Labels Framelits, and the Pinewood Planks and Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

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One of the items in the new Occasions Catalog that I used is the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  One of my VERY favorites that is already getting a lot of use!

Lots and lots of Framelits in this incredibly versatile set!

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SALE-A-BRATION CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 31ST!

There are three ways Sale-A-Bration is a real celebration!

  1.  SHOP during Sale-A-Bration and with each $50 or $100 Product Order, you get to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration Item, and there are MORE Items coming February 15th!
  2. HOST during Sale-A-Bration and get EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards to redeem for FREE Products!  Let’s get your party booked TODAY!!12.05.18_HOST_SAB_PREEARN_US
  3. JOIN Stampin’ Up! and the Crafting on the Hill Team during Sale-A-Bration and get $175 in Product of your choice for just $99, shipping included, or add on the beautiful new Craft & Carry Tote for just $129, PLUS your $175 in Product.

Just click on the Join the Fun tab at http://www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net, or better yet contact me and we’ll get together to sign you up!

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

 

Stampin’ Up’s Fabulous Kits

Stampin’ Up’s Fabulous Kits

One of the first things I always look for in any new Stampin’ Up! Catalog are the Kits.  There are always some really great options.  There are two types of Kits, Project Kits with a coordinating Stamp Set, or All Inclusive Kits, which include the stamps and everything you need to complete the Project.

Made to Bloom All Inclusive Card Kit

The Made to Bloom All Inclusive Card Kit has EVERYTHING you need to make 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs.  Here’s what’s included:

Kit includes:
* Set of 7 photopolymer stamps
* 2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″  clear stamp block
* 12 printed card bases
* 12 coordinating, printed envelopes
* Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Spot
* Printed die-cut accents
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive-backed pearls
* 6″ x 4-5/8″ x 2″ printed acetate storage box with belly band

This Kit was remarkably quick and easy to assemble because everything is cut and ready for you!

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Go to my online store at http://www.craftingonthehillstampinup.net to order or just contact me!

Incredible Like You Project Kit

The Incredible Like You Project Kit coordinates with the Incredible Like You Stamp Set and this Kit makes some stunning cards!  Here’s the Kit and what’s included:

* 16 printed card bases
* Laser-cut card front overlays
* 16 printed envelopes
* Glimmer, printed, and silver foil die-cut accents
* Grapefruit Grove Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive dots
* Adhesive-backed rhinestones
* 6-5/16″ x 5″ x 2-5/16″ printed polypropylene storage envelope

These are the cards you will create with this Incredible Like Project Kit.

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INCREDIBLE LIKE YOU KIT CLASS

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM

This is going to be a FUN night of assembling one of the NEW Card Kits from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! I’ll have the assembled Kit and alternatives. You will use my Incredible Like You Stamp Set as well as Stampin’ Ink Pads to complete your stamping and at least one of each card in the Kit. Cost is $32, which includes your Kit to complete 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs with matching envelopes and a lovely storage envelope. Please bring scissors and any additional adhesives you may wish to use. RSVP by January 13th with payment to allow time to order Kits! Credit Cards accepted.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio. Directions will be given when you RSVP.

 

Fast and Fabulous Cards Class

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Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30-8:30 PM

This monthly Cards Class is a great way to build your cards stash with some beautiful Fast and Fabulous handmade cards. For this class you will make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs, including envelopes and inside sentiments.

We’ll be using the NEW Butterfly stamps, punch and Designer Series Paper from the NEW Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs to make these beautiful cards.

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New Customers: You will receive a FREE copy of all current catalogs.
**Class is $12 or FREE with a $20 minimum product order placed with me.
**Please bring adhesives and scissors. I do have adhesive available for purchase.
**RSVP for this FUN class by Sunday, January 13th.
**Held at Crafting on the Hill Studio just north of Jasper.

Bring a friend new to me and you AND your friend get 5 FREE cards from my cards stash.

JOIN STAMPIN’ UP! DURING SALE-A-BRATION and CHOOSE FROM TWO DIFFERENT OPTIONS!!

That’s right–$175 in Stampin’ Up! Products OF YOUR CHOICE for just $99!  OR get $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products OF YOUR CHOICE AND the new Craft & Carry Tote for just $129!  Just go to www.craftingonthehill.stampinup.net and click on the “Join the Fun” tab or contact me and I’ll be happy to help!

SHOP DURING SALE-A-BRATION AND

EARN FREE PRODUCTS!

Place a $50 or $100 Product Order and Sale-A-Bration rewards you for shopping!  With 2 earning levels, you receive FREE Products with qualifying orders, and there’s no limit to how many free products you can earn!

Here’s a FREE Kit you can earn as a Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 Product Order.  It’s the Precious Parcel Card Kit.

 

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It’s going to be an exciting month, so come join in on the Stampin’ Up! FUN!!

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up! 2019® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®

 

 

Beautiful Blizzard

Beautiful Blizzard

At the October Christmas Cards Class, we had some fun with Shimmer Paint and the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set.  This Stamp Set makes gorgeous Christmas cards quickly and easily!

Beautiful Blizzard Stamps Set

I decided to use a combination of Pool Party and Night of Navy.

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First we stamped the “sploosh” from the Beautiful Blizzard Stamps Set onto Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  In a Stampin’ Spritzer filled about 2/3 with rubbing alcohol, I added a couple of drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint.  We lightly spritzed the “sploosh” images with that mixture, then set it aside a couple of minutes to dry.  After it was dry, we stamped the snowflakes in Night of Navy.  I also stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy.  For another “sparkly” layer, I added a couple of rhinestones. Lots of snowy beauty!

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I also used the Pool Party and Night of Navy color combo with the second card.  The snowflakes are from the Colorful Seasons Thinlits Dies set.  I used Champagne Foil paper.  Sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy and punched out using the Everyday Label Punch.

Beautiful Blizzard is a perfect holiday stamps set, and it has a coordinating die to create even more projects!  Get the Bundle on my online store and save 10%!

 

 

Cableknit Christmas

For this card, I decided to go with the classical elegance of red, black and white.  I used Real Red Cardstock for the background, then the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the top layer.  The sentiment from Timeless Tidings is stamped in Real Red and mounted on Real Red Cardstock cut using the Starburst Punch.  Red Rhinestones and Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon were the perfect finishing touches.

Festive Farmhouse DSP Christmas

The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is just perfect for fall and Christmas projects, and I love this plaid!  I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake Cardstock to add some depth and dimension.  The sentiment from Beautiful Blizzard is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

Christmas Card Club Class

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Come join the fun at the LAST Christmas Card Club Class (for this year!) on Thursday, November 1st, 6:30-8:30 PM.  You’ll create 8 gorgeous Christmas cards, envelopes included.  Cost is $15.  RSVP by Tuesday, October 30th via phone, email or Facebook so I can be prepared for you!

Come join Stampin’ Up! and the FUN Crafting on the Hill Team when you purchase the Starter Kit Ultimate Bundle!

Contact me to find out more! 

I ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you!!

The Blessed and Happy Stamper,

Dixie

All artwork copyright © Stampin’ Up!® and Dixie Stewart, Independent Stampin’ Up!®Demonstrator. The content of this blog is my sole responsibility as an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and the use of, and content of, the classes, services, or products offered on this blog is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!®