Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last SAB Card

Hello Stampers!

Yes I'm back for a 2nd post. . . . As you know today is the LAST day to get those Sale-a-bration products for FREE!!! Shop online at: http://www.georgiacaulkins.stampinup.net/ or send me an e-mail georgia@mustainlaw.com to place an order.

Since Sale-a-brations is coming to an end I wanted to share one more card with you. . . I used 4 of the Sale-a-bration items on this card. Which are the Ribbon Bundle; Designer Series Paper Pack, Congrats Stamp set and Polka Dot Punches.
To view the Sale-a-bration catalog click HERE!

Other items used are: 5 petal flower punch, scallop edge punch and rhinestone brads.

Thanks for stopping!
Georgia

Big Shot - Card

Hi Stampers,

Today I want to share a card with you that I cased from Patsy Waggoner. I just changed it a little bit, so it worked for me.

The first thing I did was cut my Kiwi Kiss card stock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" for the base of my card. Then I cut a piece of Regal Rose 4" x 5 1/4" and ran it through my Big Shot using the Exclusive Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 (114512 $11.95) Texturz Plates. Remember when you use the texturz plates you'll also need the Impressions Pad and Silicone Rubber.


The DSP is from the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper (DSP) and measures 1 1/2" x 4". I use my Wide Oval Punch to cut out a oval from Rose Red Card Stock. Then using Kiwi Kiss Card Stock I used the Sweetest Stem Embosslit Die. The Embosslits dies measure 2 1/4" x 2 1/2". These chemically etched dies include a positive and negative image that allows simultaneous cutting and embossing. Embosslits can cut though card stock and designer series paper.

The Regal Rose flower was punch using the Boho Blossoms Punch and I used a Gold Brad to hold it in place.

This card was very quick and easy and it was also the make and take card from Tianna's workshop this past weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you have questions, please ask!
Georgia

Reminders:
Sale-a-bration ends today!
15% off the starter kit ends today!

Monday, March 30, 2009

GlitterBees Swaps

Hi Stampers!

As promised I'd like to share Britni's and Twila's swap cards with you. Both of these cards feature new stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog that starts April 1st.

This first card uses the stamp set Scene in a Garden (113246 $21.95). The soft line-art look for these images makes them perfect for watercoloring with a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter.



Twila's card uses the new stamp set Oval All (113790 $16.95) and the new Scallop Oval Punch (114889 $15.95). You can use the Oval All set with the Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches. Using these punches together allows you to create layered images in seconds.

And my swap card also used the Oval All stamp set. Click HERE for all of the details on my swap card.


Thanks for stopping by today, and remember you have until Tuesday to purchase the starter kit at the 15% off price of only $169.00. Click HERE for more details!

Have a GREAT Monday!

Georgia

P.S. Sale-a-bration ends Tomorrow!!! Shop online now before it's to late to earn the Sale-a-bration products for FREE. www.georgiacaulkins.stampinup.net

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Big Shot - Bag

Hello Stampers!

As I mention yesterday I had a meeting with 2 of my downline members on Friday night. Britni and Twila came over to talk a little business and of course to have a little make and take project. Of course, I had to play to, and this is what I made.



Using my big shot and some felt I decorated a little bag to give my niece Makenna. Makenna is 2 1/2 and I'm sure she'll love the butterfly. The dies used are: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Scallop Circle Die and Serif Essentials Alphabet.

For added bling I use a couple of half pearls from the Pretties Kit and some Dazzling Diamonds.

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to check back tomorrow, because I'll have Twila's and Britni's swap cards to share with you.

Have a GREAT Sunday!
Georgia

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hi Stampers!

I had a very busy night with 2 of my downline members over to stamp. I'll share a couple of pictures with you tomorrow, but for today I want to share a card I got out of the demonstrator library on the Stampin' Up! website. All of the details are below! I just love how Kelly used the Build A Brad.


Stamps:
Nature Silhouettes Stamp Set
On Your Birthday Stamp Set
Wow Flowers Stamp Set
Sanded Stamp Set


Paper:
Card Stock Whisper White
Card Stock Chocolate Chip
Card Stock Old Olive


Inks:
Classic Stampin Pad Basic Black
Classic Stampin Pad Old Olive
Stampin Pastels


Accessories:
Build A Brad Pewter
Stamping Sponges
Stampin Dimensionals
Punch 1 3/4 Inch Circle
Punch 1 3/8 Inch Circle
Punch 1 Inch Circle
Punch 1 1/4 Inch Circle
Punch 1/2 Inch Circle
Snail Adhesive Permanent


Created by:
Kelly Acheson

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to check back tomorrow for some pictures from my GlitterBees downline meeting! Remember you have until Tuesday, March 31st to join SU at the discounted price. . . contact me for more information!

~ Georgia

Friday, March 27, 2009

Occasions Mini Catalog

Hello Stampers!

By now I hope you have received the Occasions Mini Catalog I sent you in the mail. If you have not received one, let me know and I'll stick one in the mail for you! This mini catalog starts on April 1st and runs until June 30th. However, SU does have a sneak peak going right now where you can preorder a few of the Easter stamp stamps. . . click HERE for those details.

Today I want to share a card with you using the new stamp set Oval All and the NEW Scallop Oval Punch. . . yes that's right a new punch! I just love how you can use it with the other oval punches by layering them.

Above you can see I used the Scallop Oval Punch and Kiwi Kiss Card Stock. I stamped Best Wishes from the Oval All Stamp Set in Basic Black ink on Rose Red Card Stock and then used my Large Oval Punch to punch it out.

And Here's the whole card!

What do you think?

I used the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper for bottom of the card and for the Butterfly. I'm sure from prior post you can guess the butterfly was made using my Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die. The ribbon is Whisper White Ribbon Organza and I used half pearls from the pretties kit.

This was a very fun card to make. . . let me know if you have any questions . . . and thank you for stopping by today. I truly appreciate you stopping by!

Georgia

Thursday, March 26, 2009

April 4th M&T in Monmouth

Hello Stampers!


I would like to invite you to my next make and take class. This class will be held in Monmouth at The Well, which is located on South Main Street starting at 10am. Cost for this class is $20 and you will be making 10 cards and 1 framed art, which is shown below. Please register for this class by 5pm on Thursday, April 2nd. I hope to hear from you soon!



(Please note that the above framed art was created by my Up-Upline Julie S, but stamped by me! :o)

ALSO . . . I want to remind you that next Tuesday, MARCH 31st is the final day to join SU at the discounted price of $169 AND get the 2 FREE stamp sets in addition to your starter kit . . . click HERE for all of those details!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Georgia

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Decor Element Video!!!


Hi Stampers!

I just wanted to share with you a new video on Decor Elements. Click HERE to view!

Shower Curtain Project• Decor Elements- Flowing Flowers in Black• Clear Shower Curtain• Melow Moss Shower Curtain

Candle Bowl Project• Decor Elements- Flowing Flowers in Black• Clear glass bowl• Colored decorative marbles• Floating candle

Thanks for stopping by today!
Georgia

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Card Clubs are forming NOW!!!

Are you ready to have some fun? In our ever stressful lives it's nice to know that at least once a month you're able to kick back and stamp with some ladies!!! The next round of card clubs are forming now and will start in May! I hope you are able to join me.

Currently I plan on offering clubs on the:
3rd Tuesday
3rd Wednesday

All clubs will be at my home in Galesburg and will run from 6:30pm - 8pm.

As with the current sessions these clubs will run for 10 months, so that everyone has a turn to be hostess. Each month you'll stamp 5 cards. The only cost you will have is to order $15 in merchandise each month, and one month you'll supply refreshments. At the end of the club you will have made 50 cards. . if you think the average card you purchase at the store is $3-4 you'll be saving yourself at least $150.00.

If you have any questions, or to sign up, please call or e-mail me.

I hope to hear from you soon!
Georgia

Georgia Caulkins, Sr. Supervisor with Stampin' Up!
Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Cell: 309/221-9288

E-Mail: georgia@mustainlaw.com

Online Ordering now available 24-7 on my SU website: http://www.georgiacaulkins.stampinup.net/

A Good Egg

Hello Stampers!

Easter is coming. . . will you be ready??? Today's sample comes from the Stampin' Up! website. All of the supplies are listed below. Don't forget that you can order all of your stamping supplies online at http://www.georgiacaulkins.stampinup.net/.

Happy Shopping!

Georgia



Stamps:
A Good Egg Stamp Set

Paper:
Card Stock Pink Pirouette
Card Stock Barely Banana
Card Stock Lovely Lilac
Card Stock Pretty In Pink
Card Stock Whisper White

Inks:
Classic Stampin Pad Basic Black
Classic Stampin Pad Lovely Lilac
Classic Stampin Pad Bashful Blue
Stampin Write Marker Barely Banana
Stampin Write Marker Summer Sun

Created by:
Rhonda Wilkinson

Monday, March 23, 2009

Manhattan Flower Textured Die - Again

Hello Ladies!

I just can't get enough of SU's new Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die that you use with the Big Shot. Click HERE to see a video on how to use this AWESOME die. I'm sure you can guess that you'll be seeing a lot of samples made with this die.

So . . . today I'd like to show you one of the make and take projects the ladies got to make at Dana's workshop on Sunday using this die. This card was very simple to do.

First I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock (4" x 5 1/4") and using the impression die ran it through my Big Shot. Then using the Level 1 stamp set, Sweet Litte Sentiments, I stamped the phrase in Riding Hood Red ink. Next I used a sponge dauber and applied the same ink color directly to the embossed area to make the flowers pop out. Last I attached the "card front" to Riding Hood Red Card Stock(4 1/4 x 11") and it was done!

What do you think? Like I said this card was simple, but fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
Georgia

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Stamper Brag**

Hello Stampers!

I am so super proud of my stamper and friend Cindy. Remember that Cindy is the gal who came to my house a few weeks ago to stamp 96 grad cards. . . click HERE to see that post.


Yesterday Cindy came to my birthday card make and take class and brought one of the completed cards (shown above) with her, and a bunch of cards that she made on her own. I am so proud of Cindy that I asked her if it was OK to share her cards on my blog, and she said yes!

So the samples today were made by Cindy using the stamp set Great Grads (114976 $24.95).
GREAT JOB CINDY!!! The next thing your cards need is a Hand Stamped by Cindy stamp on the back and I bet I know where you can order one. :o)

Thanks for dropping by today . . . hope your day is GREAT!

Georgia

p.s.

Sale-a-bration ends March 31st. . if you're interested in joining my team, call me so we can chat!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Manhattan Flower Embossing Video**

Hello Stampers!!!

I love how Stampin' Up! rewards it's demonstrators. Last month I promoted to Sr. Supervisor, and with that promotion came a $100 shopping spree . . . AND because SU was also running a promotion special I got an additional $50 to spend. Would you like to see what I got for FREE?

I've been eyeballing the Manhattan Flowers Stamp set ever since the New Catalog Bash in January. . . . I can't wait to get stamping with it. Remember SU is having a promotion right now for becoming a SU demo . . Click HERE for more details, and if you're interested give me a call, so we can chat!

Today I would like to show you how to use the Textured Impression Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up! See video below! :o) You'll have to excuse my voice. . . I'm getting a cold!

video

Now that you've watched the video here's my card I made. . . like I mention in the video just add ribbon or other embellishment and you're done! With the right colors this would make a wonderful wedding invitation!!!


I did want to add a little bit more to the embossed area, so I got out my standing block and rubbed it over the card stock.


Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing some of you at the make and take class today!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Georgia

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hello Ladies!

I've been super busy getting ready for Saturday's make and take class, so today's sample comes from the Stampin' Up! website. All of the details are below. . if you have any questions, please ask!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!
Georgia

Stamps:
Animal Crackers Stamp Set
Just B Stamp Set

Paper:
Designer Series Paper Patterns Certainly Celery
Designer Series Paper Patterns Pink Pirouette
Designer Series Paper Patterns So Saffron
Designer Series Paper Patterns Bashful Blue
Card Stock Pretty In Pink
Card Stock So Saffron
Card Stock Certainly Celery
Card Stock Bashful Blue
Card Stock Very Vanilla

Inks:
Classic Stampin Pad Certainly Celery
Classic Stampin Pad Close To Cocoa
Classic Stampin Pad Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:
Stampin Dimensionals
Snail Adhesive Permanent

Created by:
Gina Dygert

Thursday, March 19, 2009

GREAT News!! Have you ever thought about becoming a demonstrator???

If you have given any thought to becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and joining my GlittlerBees Group, I have got some AWESOME News for you!

If you sign up between now and the end of March, not only can you get the starter kit at 15% off, but you can spread out the $169 cost of the starter kit over 3 easy payments*. Click HERE for the details.

Please note if you’d like the 3 month payment paperwork must be received by March 31st in the Stampin’ UP! home office in Riverton, Utah, so contact me ASAP, so that we can get your paperwork started.

Otherwise if you would like to pay for the kit in one payment you can join online HERE! Please contact me for my recruiter password!

OK . . here comes the really AWESOME news . . if you join before 3/31 not only do you get that great 15% savings on your Starter Kit price, but you will also get to pick any stamp set up to a $47.95 as a gift from Stampin’ Up! AND you’ll get to pick any stamp set up to a $47.95 for FREE as a gift from ME! Counting the customizable starter kit - worth $335 and the 2 free stamp sets you are getting over $260 in FREE Stampin’ Supplies!!! Offers expire 3-31-09. . . contact me soon, so we can chat!
Georgia

Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die

Hello Stampers!

I am so excited with today's card. . . I just got my Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die from Stampin' Up! on Wednesday and last night at card club I had a minute to try it out. OMGoodness it was so simple to make! After seeing some samples on blogs I just knew what I was going to do.

Using Pink Pirouette Card Stock and my Big Shot was able to crank out my first card. I was very impressed with the deepness of the embossing. I used a sponge and my Riding Hood Red Ink Pad to make the embossed area pop!

I finished the card by tying some Whisper White Organza Ribbon around the top of the card. . . talk about an easy WOW project! If you have a workshop schedule you just might see this card as a make and take project. . . I LOVE this new Die!!!

Before I go I'd like to send out a quick "GlitterBees Good Job" for downline member Patty. Patty made her first Stampin' Start Goal!!! Besides being rewarded with 2 free stamp sets from Stampin' Up! I had a little gift I gave Patty at card club last night! GREAT JOB PATTY!!!


If you've ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! give me a call. . . I'd love to tell you more!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Georgia

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sale-a-brations

Hi Stampers,

I totally forgot to update my blog last night before I went to bed. . . . sorry! My whole night was thrown off when I got a call from my Doctor. . . life's crazy.

As you know Sale-a-brations is almost over. You have until March 31st to get a FREE Sale-a-bration product with a $50 purchase.

One of the stamp sets you can get is called Botanical Blooms and I have a sample for you below. This was done my a fellow StampAttic's members, but there wasn't a name on the card, so I'm not sure which member made it. . if it was your, please leave a comment, so I can give proper credit.

Thanks for looking today!
Georgia

BTW - here is a bonus picture for you today. . . with the warmer weather this weekend Blake got to go for a bike ride. . . he loves to be outside!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Surprise!

Hello Stampers!

I know I've already posted for today, but I just received a wonderful surprise from fellow StampAttics demonstrator, Susan Beebe. . . this was just to darn cute to keep to myself! Thanks so much Susan!

Isn't it great what you can make out of a few punches??? I can't wait to take it home and show Blake. He is gonna love those eyes!


And look was was inside when I opened it up. . . . Chocolate!!! I hate to announce that two pieces are already missing. :o)


Thanks for this wonderful gift Susan!
Georgia

p.s.
If you would like to be a part of this wonderful family of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, now is the time to join!!! With Sale-a-brations ending March 31st there is not much time left to get the starter kit at 15% off ($169) and a FREE stamp set up to a $47.95 value!

You can join online, or if you'd like to take advantage of the 3 monthly payment plan we'll need to have your paperwork mailed into Stampin' Up! by March 31st, so don't delay!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!



I have exciting news to share with you. . . I have just scheduled a new class and I wanted to invite you to join me right away!!!

May is national scrapbooking month, but as I looked at my calendar to try to schedule a scrapbooking class I couldn't find a date that would work for me, and I thought a lot of people would have graduation conflicts. . . so, I have decided to hold a scrapbooking event in April.

When: Sunday, April 19th
Time: 2-5pm
Where: Monsanto Research Farm, just outside of Monmouth
Cost: $45.00
What: 20 page 6x6 Scrapbook aka Brag Book
RSVP by 5pm on Friday, April 3rd

I hope you can come to this 6 x 6 scrapbook/brag book event. Brag Books are wonderful ways to scrapbook a special occasion like a new baby, birthday or even a wedding! They also make wonderful gifts. Who wouldn't love a pre-made scrapbook!

Monsanto has a wonderful conference room, where everyone can spread out and work. Your registration of $45 covers the cost of your scrapbook and scrapbook kit. I will also provide a scrapbook template that will help get you started on your scrapbook.

You get your choice of Natural, Mellow Moss, Real Red or Navy Linen Ring Albums.

Simply Scrappin kit choices include: Party Petal, Best Ever, Love Sparkles, Tailor Made, Hoppy Memories, Sweet Nothings, Sunshine Garden, Love Stories, Rock-a-Bye Boy, Rock-a-Bye Girl and 2 Sweet

Below is a quick collage of 3 different brag books I have done. Baby Boy, Baby Girl and Toddler Boy! Please note that you are not limited to doing a baby or toddler scrapbook . . . you can do what ever you can think of! These are just the 3 I have done or are working on.

BTW - If you register for this class before March 20th (this Friday) you will be put in a drawing to win the stamp set: Flight of the Butterfly, a $31.95 value!!!
This stamp set is NEW and Unmounted and will be awarded to the winner on April 19th . . . Good Luck!

Georgia

Monday, March 16, 2009

Three Easy Payments for the Starter Kit

**Second post of the day**
Dates: NOW - April 30, 2009

For a limited-time Stampin' Up! is offering you a Three Easy Payments option for purchasing the Starter Kit. In these challenging economic times, it's easy to consider the up-front cost of signing up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator a financial barrier. In an effort to assist you we're trying out the Three Easy Payments option.

The Three Easy Payments option allows a you to make a partial initial Starter Kit payment and still receive the Starter Kit right away in order to get her business up and running.

If you are concerned about the up-front cost, or simply like the idea of paying for the starter kit over 3 months you'll want to act now to take advantage of both the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit discount and the Three Easy Payments option! That's two great financial benefits on top of an additional stamp set free from the current catalog.

How it Works
You'll need to contact me to fill out her Starter Kit form and other paperwork, because this option is not available Online.

Using the credit card information provided on the Three Easy Payments form, Stampin' Up! charges the initial Starter Kit payment (see the table below for a breakdown of payments) on the day paperwork is processed and sends the Starter Kit.

On or around the 15th day of the two months following the month Stampin' Up! received the paperwork, Stampin' Up! will charge the subsequent payments using the same credit card information provided on the Three Easy Payments form, and the Starter Kit will be paid in full.

Details and Restrictions
To qualify for the Three Easy Payments option on the discounted Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit price of $169, Starter Kit paperwork and an accompanying Three Easy Payments form must be received by Stampin' Up! (not postmarked) on or before March 31, 2009. Paperwork received after this time will be processed for the regular Starter Kit price of $199.

After Sale-A-Bration, to qualify for the Three Easy Payments option on the regular Starter Kit price of $199, Starter Kit paperwork and an accompanying Three Easy Payments form must be received by Stampin' Up! (not postmarked) on or before April 30, 2009. Any Three Easy Payments forms received after this time will not be processed. Demonstrator Support will contact the recruit to determine how she would like to proceed.

Any applicable state taxes will be charged with the first Starter Kit payment. (The full amount of taxes applicable to the total Starter Kit amount will be added to the first payment. No taxes will be applied to the second and third payments.)

For recruits who wish to add the Stampin' Memories Starter Kit add-on for $50.00, this full amount (including any applicable taxes for the add-on) will be added to their initial Starter Kit payment.

Any commissions for the demonstrator will be held until the final Starter Kit payment is successfully completed. At that point, Stampin' Up! will release commissions to the demonstrator. In the event that the second or third payment is unsuccessful, Stampin' Up! will satisfy the payment from the demonstrator's commissions and if necessary continue to hold commissions until the full Starter Kit payment is satisfied. Any remaining funds will then be released to the demonstrator.

Payments Breakdown for the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Price (March 13-31, 2009)
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $56.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 (charged around April 15th) $56.33
Payment 3 (charged around May 15th) $56.33
Total Payment $169.00

Payment with Stampin' Memories Add-On*
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $106.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 (charged around April 15th) $56.33
Payment 3 (charged around May 15th) $56.33
Total Payment $219.00

Payments Breakdown for the Regular Starter Kit Price (April 1-30, 2009)
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $66.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 (charged around May 15th) $66.33
Payment 3 (charged around June 15th) $66.33
Total Payment $199.00

Payment with Stampin' Memories Add-On*
Payment 1 (charged at time kit is entered) $116.34 (+ sales tax)
Payment 2 (charged around May 15th) $66.33
Payment 3 (charged around June 15th) $66.33
Total Payment $249.00

If you'd like more information, please ASK!
~ Georgia

Upsy Daisy

~Hello Stampers~

I had a chance to go online and check out some of the cards in the Stampin' Up! Library and just knew I had to share this card with you. All of the supplies are listed below. I'm guessing the stamper used the ink refills to drag the color onto the glossy card stock. For this technique you can use sponges, daubers, paper towel or even baby wipes! If you have questions, please ask! All of the supplies are listed below. . . Have a GREAT Monday!

Georgia


Stamps:
Upsy Daisy Stamp Set

Paper:
Card Stock Glossy White
Card Stock Basic Black
Card Stock Pacific Point
Card Stock Riding Hood Red

Inks:
Classic Stampin Pad Basic Black
Classic Stampin Ink Refill Pacific Point
Classic Stampin Ink Refill Riding Hood Red
Classic Stampin Ink Refill Tangerine Tango

Accessories:
Ribbon Gingham Black
Punch Key Tag
Snail Adhesive Permanent
Stampin Dimensionals

Created by:
Melanie Peterson

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Together Forever Stamp Set

Hi Stampers!

Yesterday I talked about helping you design invitations. . . well I have another sample to share with you today. As a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! I have access to a library of ideas, and this is one of them!

Remember you to can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $169. Contact me to learn more!Stamps:
Together Forever Stamp Set

Paper:
Card Stock Baja Breeze
Card Stock Chocolate Chip

Inks:
Craft Stampin Pad Whisper White
Classic Stampin Pad Chocolate Chip

Accessories:
Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate Chip 5/8 Inch
Pretties Kit
Glue Dots Mini
Snail Adhesive Permanent

Created by:
Christina Johnson

Thanks for stopping by today, and let me know how I can help you!!!

- Georgia

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Great Grads

Hello Stampers!

Today's post is for all of you out there who have a Senior graduating this year. . . have you thought about stamping the party invites??? Wednesday night Cindy was over and did just that. We found an idea on SCS that we both really liked and CASED it.

Cindy worked so hard stamping, while I worked on cutting card stock. Now she just needs to assemble them and she's done!

Before Cindy came over I borrowed her stamp set and made a card, just to make sure I had the measurements correct. I have a cousin graduating from Aledo High School in May, and I'm so excited that I have her card done. . . now I just hope I don't loose it before May 17th rolls around. :o)

Here's the card Cindy is using for her party invites! She wheeled and stamped 96 of these babies! She did great! Cindy chose to use Night of Navy, Whisper White and Silver Card Stock. For my example below I chose Glorious Green, Basic Black and Whisper White.

The stamp set used was Great Grads and the stars came from the Jumbo Wheel, Classic Stars and the ticket corner punch was used on the edges of the card stock.
Remember, if you need help with invitations for that next big event make sure to give me a call or send me an e-mail. I can help you design invites for any special event. . . including weddings, baby showers or even graduation open houses. . . . the list could go on and on.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a GREAT day!
Georgia

Friday, March 13, 2009

Yummy Paint Can #2

Hi Stampers!

It's Friday the 13th!!! Got any special weekend plans? I have a few things on my to do list, but mainly I want/need to spend lots of time with the two special guys in my life! However, I'm not sure how much time I'll get alone with them as Rocky was asked to help move his parents, sister and niece into the farm house. I am gonna try to get him home early, because Rocky will be in Milwaukee, WI next weekend at the HOG (Harley Owners Group) Officer Training.

OK . . onto sample time!!! Today's post might look familiar to you. Yes you have seen this before, but it was in a different color. I think changing the color really changes the whole project, so I wanted to share it with you again. All of my Sale-a-bration Hostess are getting their very own Yummy Tin. . .Click HERE to see my first post and first paint can, in a different color.

I put sticky strip on the Raspberry Tart Designer Series paper and attached that to the paint can. Then I tied Kiwi Kiss Double Stripped Ribbon round the paint can. Using my circle cutter I cut a piece of designer paper for the lid. Finally I stamped Yummy in Kiwi Kiss ink onto Whisper White card stock and cut it out and attached it with Stampin' Dimensionals. Very quick and easy.

If you'd like to get a Yummy can for FREE all you have to do is to hold a workshop before March 31st. Call or e-mail me ASAP and their will be time to get the invites in the mail. Another way to get a Yummy can is to place an $100 or more order with me online at http://www.georgiacaulkins.stampinup.net/before March 31st and I'll send you a Yummy Paint Can.

I hope to hear from you soon!
Georgia

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Big Shot/Yummy Pocket Card

Hello Stampers!

Remember how I talk about CASEing cards (Copy And Share Everything)? Well today's card was CASED from Patty Bennent. Patty is also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator who likes to blog. I love to check out Patty's blog and often do daily.

I just knew I wanted to case her when I saw the pocket card she made using the Top Note die and her Big Shot.

Here is my version of the card. I love to take an idea CASE it and change it just a bit to make it my own. Stamping and Sharing is so much FUN!!!

This is a Sale-a-bration Card. . . it used the Designer paper, Ribbon Bundle and Yummy Stamp set, which are all Sale-a-bration products. I also used Basic Black ink and certainly Celery, Whisper White and Bashful Blue Card Stock.

Thanks for stopping by today and as always if you have any questions, please ask!

Georgia

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Botanical Blooms

Hello Stampers!

Today I want to share a card with you that all card club members are making this month. It uses one of my favorite Sale-a-bration stamp sets: Botanical Blooms. Remember you ONLY have until March 31st to earn Sale-a-bration products for FREE.

For this card I also got out my new Eyelet Border punch. I wasn't very sold on this punch when I saw it in the catalog and then I started to see samples and that was all it took and it quickly make it to the top of my order list.


I love putting Basic Black and Whisper White together. . . there's just something about the contrast of the two colors and I thought the Tempting Turquoise would be a nice touch. Originally I had added leaves, but thought the green looked out of place, so I flipped the card stock over and re-stamped. . . this time stamping more flowers.

I used my ticket corner punch on the top corners of the Whisper White card stock, and I finished the card with embossing Happy Birthday from the On Your Birthday stamp set in Whisper White Embossing Powder.

I should also mention I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig on the flowers to take the guess work out of stamping. The Stamp-a-ma-jig is one tool that I just don't know how I ever lived so long without it. If you don't know how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, please ask!

This was a very fun card to make, and I hope club members will enjoy using the new eyelet border punch as well as embossing this month!

Thanks for stopping by!
Georgia

p.s.
Thursday card club meets tomorrow night! If you're unable to attend make sure you have your order turned in by 5pm. Thanks!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Baroque Motifs ~ Catalog CASE

Hello Stampers!

I have another card to show you today that I CASED (Copy and Share Everything) from the catalog. It uses the stamp set: Baroque Motifs (113490 $27.95) and I need to thank my mother real quick, because it's her stamp set. . . Thanks MOM!

While blog surfing is so much fun I've found the catalog is also an awesome and quick place to turn to get ideas.

OK . . . so here's my card. . . I was so happy that I found my guide came with the crafters tool kit to make a perfect row of holes. . . it has been MIA for awhile. . .I guess that means I need to clean my stamp room.


Colors are Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. I got the ribbon for free through the Sale-a-bration promo. Remember you only have until 3/31 to earn the Sale-a-bration items for FREE!

The next picture I want to share with you is of my card with the catalog. What do you think??? Did I do OK?

Thanks for stopping by today! If you have questions, please ask!

Georgia

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Hello Stampers!

I just wanted to say thank you to those who posted comments to win my 200th Post Blog Candy. . . I used Random.org and it picked #3. Congrats Jennifer K!!!

Jennifer said...
I like all of your cards that you post with the daisy silhouette.~ Jennifer K.
March 7, 2009 3:39 PM

Jennifer- Since you have a club order coming in this week I'll stick the Blog Candy in with that.
Thanks for playing and CONGRATS!!!

Georgia

Top Note Bag

Hello Stampers and Happy MONDAY!!!

Just a reminder that Tuesday and Thursday's card clubs meet THIS WEEK! Both clubs start at 6:30pm. We are down to our 2 final months before we start the fun all over again. :o)

I want to give you a heads up that I will be asking you this month if you'd like to rejoin the club. As a current club member you get a "first right of refusal" before I open your club night up to other stampers. What does that mean? I'll ask you first if you want to continued with the same night or switch to another night, before I recruit new stampers to join us.

OK . . on to sample time. Remember me talking about that Big Shot 3D swap I did in January??? Well. . . I have another sample to share with you. Today's sample was also made by my Upline, Kathy V. Kathy used the Top Note Big Shot Bigz Die and the Serif Essentials Alphabet. To decorate it she used the Yummy Sale-a-bration stamp set and Raspberry Tart Designer Paper. I love how she used the White gel pen to "stitch" around the top of the die. GREAT JOB Kathy!


Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget you have until Noon today to comment on Friday's post and have a chance to win the Blog Candy. Good Luck!

Georgia

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Congrats & Polka Dot Punches SAB Sets

Hello Stampers!

Have you had time to check out the Sale-a-Bration catalog? It has 4 stamp sets, a ribbon bundle and a designer series paper pack you can choose from for FREE with a $50 purchase! Remember March 31st is the final day to get Sale-a-Bration items for FREE!!!

Today's sample uses 4 of the Sale-a-Bration items you can get for FREE! I used the Congrats Stamp Set, Polka Dot Punches Stamp Set, Certainly Celery Ribbon from the Ribbon Bundle and the Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper!


To take this card to the next level I used a Pewter Build-a-Brad. :o) Did you know that the 1/2" circle punch is the perfect size to layer with your Build-a-brads? I should also mention that I used my 5-Petal Flower punch to punch the Polka Dot Punches stamped image from the Whisper White Card Stock.

Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out last Friday's post and leave me a comment for your chance to win some BLOG CANDY!!!

Have a GREAT day!
Georgia

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Botanical Blooms & Sweet Little Sentiments

Hello Stampers,

What a wonderful Spring day we had yesterday. While my "Real Job" keep me inside until 5pm Blake and I was able to spend about an hour outside when we got home last night. I spent the time sweeping the porch off, while Blake blew his bubbles and wrote with sidewalk chalk. It was a very nice way to unwind after a long day at the office. Here's a picture of Blake on the porch. He's getting so big and will be 3 next month! I better get started stamping the party invites!!!


Today I would like to share a card with you that I'm making at Angie's workshop tonight. Angie is celebrating with Sale-a-Bration! :o) For this card I used the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Botanical Blooms and the Hostess Stamp set: Sweet Little Sentiments.

When you use the stamp set Botanical Blooms be sure to have your Stamp-a-ma-jig close by. . . it makes 2 step stamping sets very easy to use. Colors used are Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron. And I got to use the new Eyelet Border Punch . . I love this new punch!!!

Above is a close up of the Sweet Little Sentiment and you can also see the two step stamping really well.

Thanks for blogging with me today, and I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

~ Georgia

Friday, March 6, 2009

200th Post & Sock Monkey - Catalog CASE

Hello Stampers!

Today's a special day, because this is my 200th blog post. WOW . . . . the time has gone by so fast! To celebrate I'm giving away some FREE blog candy. To win all you have to do is leave a comment on this post between now and noon on Monday and tell me what your favorite card or project was that you've seen on my blog. The winner will receive this:

Yummy Stamp Set, So Saffron and Certainly Celery Ribbon and a Elegant Eggplant Classic ink pad. BTW - if you already have the Yummy stamp set, make sure you still leave a comment, because this set can be exchanged for another Sale-a-bration stamp set. :o)

Thanks and Good Luck!

Have I told you lately what a GREAT idea book the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog is? While I'm so happy that you have time to blog surf and stop at my blog often I don't want you to forget to check out your current and old catalogs too. Did you know that every stamp set in the catalog has at least one sample? It's full of hundreds of card samples and 3D projects. Don't forget you can get a catalog for FREE when you place an online order, of any size, at: http://www.georgiacaulkins.stampinup.net/. OR, you can also get a catalog for FREE when you book your next Stampin' Up! workshop.

Today I want to show you how easy it is to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a sample from the catalog. First pick a sample. . . for today's example I want you to turn to page 68 of the catalog and look at the Sock Monkey stamp set. . . don't have a catalog yet? That's OK look at the paragraph above to see how you can earn one for free. :o)

Using the Supply sheet (you can find HERE) I CASED the card as shown.

Supplies Used: Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey Accessories sets; (Borrowed from my sister. . . . THANKS CARMEN!) Whisper White, Old Olive, Regal Rose, and Riding Hood Red card stock; Basic Brown Classic Stampin’ Pad; Markers; Rich Regals brads; Stamp-a-ma-jig

I have one more picture to share with you, just in case you don't have your FREE catalog yet. :o) Here's a picture of my card and the catalog showing the card I cased.


I just wanted to show you that CASEing cards from the catalog is so easy to do. I often find myself CASEing cards for workshops, make and take classes and even card club! Don't forget if you are thinking about becoming a demonstrator you have until March 31st to join at the discounted price of $169. Plus you'll also receive a FREE stamp set up to a $47.95 value! Click HERE for more details!

Happy Stamping!

Georgia

p.s. TODAY is the last day to preregister for the Saturday, March 21st make and take class at the well. I MAY have extra packets available after this date, but I can't promise anything. You'll want to register for this class to make sure you get a kit! Click HERE for more information on the class.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Texturz Plates

Hi Stampers!

Have you had a chance to try out the new Texturz Plates from Stampin' Up!? Check out this quick video to see how they work!

video

Thanks for watching!

Georgia

BTW - Tomorrow is the final day to register for the Saturday, March 21st birthday card stamp-a-stack. I hope you can make it!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

3D Big Shot

I am very busy this week with preparing for my card clubs, so I'm thankful I participated in the 3D Big Shot Swap in January and have samples to share with you. :o)

Today's sample was made by Up-Upline Julie S. Julie used lots of Bigz dies when she made this for me. She also mention that my name was the longest of the 11 ladies who participated in this swap. Thanks Julie. . . I LOVE IT!

Julie used the Scallop Circle Bigz, Serif Essentials Alphabet set and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Dies. It looks like it was very fun to make.

Happy Stamping!
Georgia

FYI - Don't forget Friday is the deadline to register for the March 21st Stamp-a-Stack at the Well in Monmouth. Let me know if you'd like to attend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack

Hello Ladies!

I just wanted to remind you about my next Stamp-a-Stack class I have created just for you . . . all of the details are below I hope to hear from you soon!


You're Invited to a Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack!!!

Saturday, March 21st at The Well in Monmouth
Starting at 10am until we’re done!
Please Register by: March 6th

Cost is $25.00 per kit and each kit makes 30 cards.
If you would like to make more than 30 cards, just mark the number of kits you need below.

Here is what comes in the kit:
½ of the Simply Scrappin Kit: Best Ever
15 sheets of Whisper White Card Stock
and approximately one yard of each of the following colors of 5/8" Striped ribbon:
Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red
and directions and card samples. . .in color!


You’ll need to bring with you: Scissors & Adhesive, Paper Cutter & Bone Folder will be helpful if you have them.

Envelopes, adhesive and additional embellishments may be ordered when you register. I just love to stamp my envelopes to match!

GREAT Add-Ons:
Whisper White Envelopes (40) $6.50 plus s/h and tax = $7.69 per package
Snail $6.95 plus s/h and tax = $8.23 each
Snail Refill $4.50 plus s/h and tax = $5.33
Make Checks Payable to: Georgia Caulkins

Mail To: Georgia Caulkins, 789 Jefferson Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

For Additional Info: georgia@mustainlaw.com or phone:
(309) 221-9288

Can't come on the 21st? Don't worry for $29.80 ($25+$4.80 shipping) you can have a kit mailed to you. Please note that kits will ship on 3/23.