Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Hello Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and if you're like me your looking towards the next weekend. As you may recall from my prior post this past weekend our family went camping. Rocky, my husband, ended up taking us to Shady Lakes, which is somewhere between Alpha and New Windsor.

After we got the camper all set up we ate lunch. . . then we went up to the main office and got ice cream!!!

Blake had a push up, and boy it look like it was good. I think he enjoyed it. . . what do you think?
Before I took this photo we wiped his face off at least 10 times. Rocky and I thought the push up would never be done. :o)

After we were done with ice cream we just hung out at the camper. Rocky and Blake played in the dirt, while I flipped though my latest Stampin' Success Magazine.

My monthly demo meeting was scheduled for Monday night, so I needed to do a little prep.

Rocky actually took a really funny picture of me sitting in the chair. I was trying to swat the sweat bees away. I decided not to post it, because I looked quite cross.

Blake also enjoyed playing at the playground and a round of miniature golf. Lucky for us we packed his toy golf club and some balls. The campground also had a hay rack ride, and an outside movie. We didn't go to the movie, but we did make the hay rack ride.

For dinner of course we had to roast hot dogs, and then follow up with Smoores. After all this was Blake's first camping trip.

Rocky has a crazy way to make Smoores. Instead of the graham crackers and chocolate he uses shortbread cookies with fudge stripes on them. Since they have fudge on the bottom of the cookie the hot marshmallow melt it really well. The main problem with Rocky's smoore is the fact your hot fingers melt the fudge strips, and then you have one mess. But they were very tasty! Blake enjoyed cooking marshmallows with his Daddy.

Thanks for taking a peek into my family's weekend, and now I have a card to share with you!

As you know today is the final day to get the never before seen stamp sets for 15% off. I have really been debating on the Upsy Daisy stamp set and I finally purchased it for myself. Below you can see the first card I made with this stamp set.

Big Shot*
Standard Cutting Pads
Top Note Bigz Die
Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
Pink Pirouette CS
Riding Hood Red CS
Whisper White CS
Pink Pirouette Ink
Riding Hood Red Ink
Tangerine Tango Ink
Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (page 187)
Horizontal Slot Punch
Sponge Daubers

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Inspired by Nature

I really like this stamp set: Inspired by Nature. I like it even more since I got it for FREE when I attended convention. Remember you have until October 11th to join the Stampin' Up! family for only $99. Contact me for more details and my recruiter password, so you can sign up online!

Recipe: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White Card Stock; Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive Markers; Regal Rose & Certainly Celery Ink Pads; Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds; Big Shot; Top Note Bigz Die; Crafters Tool Kit.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!
~ Georgia

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Big Shot - Frankie

Good Morning Stampers!!!

I have another Halloween item to share with you. It's Frankie . . . again, but this time he is not a card.

This was an idea my husband had after seeing my Witch. He thought Frankie would look good too. What do you think?

I used my Big Shot Top Note Bigz Die, Green Galore card stock and Lovely Lilac card stock. For the eyes I used Whisper White card stock, Basic Black card stock, 3/4" circle punch and the 1/2" circle punch. I also used the White Gel Pen. The nose and eyes are 1/2 of the 3/4" circle punch popped up with dimensionals. The mouth and scare are drawn on.

Now that you've seen Santa, Witchie and Frankie what would you like me to try next?

~ Georgia

Monday, September 22, 2008

Post-it-Note Holder

I hope this sample makes you simile. This may be one of the projects we create at the December Make and Take Class at the Well. I think it would be an awesome gift to give. Something about a cup of coffee that just screams . . . FRIENDS!!!

The Supplies I used are listed below:
Bella Rose DSP
Chocolate Chip Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Pun Fun Stamp Set
Riding Hood Red Ink Pad
Aqua Painters
Chocolate Chip Marker
Crystal Effects (as glue, but would be nice over the Coffee)
Sanding Block
Chocolate Chip Ribbon
Bind-it-all (NON-SU)
Coasters (NON-SU)

Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Georgia

Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's the Good Witch!

Good Morning Stampers,

I am so excited about this post that I can hardly wait until 4am on Sunday for it to be posted. While Blake was napping on Saturday I had a chance to play with my Big Shot, and I came up with a Georgia Original. I'm always so excited when I can do something on my own. At convention Shelli showed us a very cute Santa she made using the Big Shot. So at first I sat down and re-created my version of Shelli's Santa. Here is my version and you can see Shelli's version in my Big Shot Album on the left side of this page.

After I made my santa I got thinking Halloween is coming . . . . I wonder if I can make a witch using my big shot Pennant die. . . . Guess What??? I did!

What do you think of my witch?

Rocky, my husband, suggested adding a mole on her nose, but since we have a 2 1/2 year old I wanted to make her a good witch, not a wicked witch.

For the hat I used Basic Black Card Stock and the Big Shot Pennant Die, which is exclusive to SU, and in Shelli's Signature Line.

I covered sticky strip with Sliver Embossing Powder and heated it to make the ban on the bottom of the hat. The face is Green Galore Card Stock and the Bigz Top Note die. For the eyes I used the 3/4" circle punch and the 1/2" circle punch. I also used the White Gel Pen. The nose is the large oval and I cut it and popped it up with a dimensional. The mouth is also the large oval punch, and I used my scissors to cut off a little bit to use. Her hair is Lovely Lilac Card Stock in 1/2" x 4" strips.

Here is a close up. Doesn't she look Happy!

Thanks for stopping By!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Décor Elements

Our Décor Elements Product Line is an extension of our Definitely Decorative home décor line. Décor Elements is vinyl artwork for walls, mirrors, windows, or other hard, smooth surfaces.

Stampin' Up! has long advocated decorating your home using Definitely Decorative stamp sets. Décor Elements takes that same idea and uses a different medium to accomplish the same mission--making your home a beautiful representation of your style! Whether you want to spice up the walls of your house or frame a piece for display, Décor Elements is easy to apply, easy to love, and easy to remove.

Stampin' Up! has incredible artwork that lends itself to beautiful home décor images. Our artwork really stands out when you see it on a wall, a mirror, or a window. Through our product development, we've been able to achieve intricate designs because of our manufacturing process. We believe that this different approach is just one differentiator between Stampin' Up! and the competition. Another differentiator is that the Décor Elements images and techniques available also coordinate with our existing products. We brought you Two-Step Stampin', so why not two-step and three-step wall art that will really catch your attention in our exclusive colors?

Ordering for Phase 2 products begins on October 1, 2008. Don't forget you can order from me ONLINE anytime at http://www.georgiacaulkins.stampinup.net/.
I know you want to see a sample. . . right??

The picture above was on display at convention. It's the Always Bird, which comes in Certainly Celery, Chocolate and White (shown here). I love how it was placed on a picture frame. Now the designer series paper can be swapped out as the seasons change!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a GREAT weekend!
~ Georgia

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Haunting Halloween

Hello Stampers!

I have a quick Halloween card to share with you this morning. This card was made at my 9/13 Make and Take Class at my house. A Special THANK YOU! to the ladies who attended. I hope you had fun!

Haunting Halloween Stamp Set
Perfect Plum Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Pumpkin Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Perfect Plum Classic Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink
Basic Black Ribbon
Pumpkin Pie Ribbon
The size of the Perfect Plum Card Stock is 5 1/2 x 11. You'll score each end at 2 1/8 to create the fold.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My 1st Big Shot Banner

Good Morning Ladies,

I'm very excited about my post today. I just finished it at 11pm last night, and I'm very tired as I type this blog. I'm thinking it needs some dazzling diamonds, but I was to tired to add them last night. . . and I really wanted to share it with you today. This way everyone is surprised on my blog.

I usually don't decorate for Halloween until October 1st, but I'll leave the banner up so my Wednesday Card Club Ladies will see it tonight.

What do you think about my first Big Shot Banner?
Here's the recipe:
Basic Black Card Stock
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Haunting Halloween Stamp Set
Basic Black Ribbon
Pumpkin Pie Ribbon
Big Shot Machine
Pennant Bigz XL Die
Extended Cutting Pads
Silver Brads
Chip Board ABC (retired) . . . I really wanted to use the Serif Essentials, but I don't have them yet. :o(

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What does 30 Christmas Cards Look Like?!?

Have you ever wondered what 30 stamped Christmas cards looked like? Well here is a picture of the 30 Christmas Cards I made. I used about 1/2 of the simple scrappin kit, I Wish.

These cards were a lot of fun to make. It did take me awhile to get started on them. I made 3 a couple of Saturdays ago while at the Monmouth Make and Take and then got back to them this past weekend while some ladies were stamping at my house for another make and take.

After everyone left and Blake went down for his nap I was able to do some serious stamping!!! I left the large table set up all weekend, and finished the cards Sunday Night. It was a really good feeling cleaning up my stamps and ink pads knowing I was DONE with a Project!!! Ok after my post yesterday I'm sure you were expecting to see some of the actual card fronts, not the edges, so here they are:

Thanks for Stopping By!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

Hello Ladies,

I've been very busy working on the cards for my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack, but I need your help!!! Ribbon or No Ribbon? I like the simpleness of #2.

You'll be happy to know that I finished ALL 30 cards. The last one was stamped around 9:30 last night. I love to complete a project. . . how about you?

Registrations are staring to come in for my Stamp-a-Stacks. The registration DEADLINE for the Saturday, October 4th Stamp-a-Stack (9am at The Well in Monmouth) is 9/22. The deadline for the Sunday, November 9th Stamp-a-Stack (1pm at my house in Galesburg) is 10/29. Cost is $25 and you'll be stamping 30 cards.

Happy Stamping, and check back tomorrow to see what 30 cards from 1/2 a scrapbook kit looks like!!!

~ Georgia

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Say It with Scallops - Big Shot Sample

Good Morning Ladies. . . .

I've got a quick Big Shot sample for you today. We made the card at The Well make and take class last week. What do you think? Would you like to own the big shot starter kit without taking a huge hit to your stamping budget? That's what the big shot club is all about. It's almost like a payment plan. The club starts this month. Cost each month is $59 and in December (when all 4 payments have been made) you'll receive the Big Shot Starter Kit and a bunch more!

Contact me for more information on the Big Shot Club!

Here is what I used to make this card:
Say it with Scallops Stamp Set
Real Red Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper (level 1 hostess item)
Real Red Classic Ink Pad
Scallop Edge Punch
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
Standard Cutting Pads
Scallop Envelope Bigz Die
Whisper White Ribbon

Have a GREAT day and make sure you have a chance to play with your stamps!
~ Georgia