Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Hi Stampers and Happy Halloween!

Today is a quick post, because there is so much to do!  I have a couple of Halloween cards to share with you that I took at Convention. . . .

Have a GREAT day!

p.s.  Galesburg Card Club Orders are IN!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pony Party

Hi Stampers,

Yesterday was such a fun day for me, but left little time to stamp.  I started the day by going to Preschool with Blake.  He had his Halloween Party. . . then after I took Blake to the sitters I spent my lunch hour cleaning my stamp room, so I'd be ready to do so serious work for the craft shows next month.   After working the afternoon away at my real job I was home for a short time before we went back to Preschool for Family Halloween Party this time.  When we got home from that it was bedtime for Blake and I got the Galesburg Card Club Orders sorted. . .  by then I was too tired to stamp, so I did my blog and went to bed. :o)

But I didn't want to leave you without a sample today, so I dug into the hundreds of pictures I took at covention this past year to share with you the cards below.  They used the stamp set Pony Party!

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a GREAT Halloween!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wreaths, The Police & Treat Bags

Hi Stampers,

Did my title get your attention today??? Last night was my Fall/Christmas Wreath Class. I had 9 ladies over creating holiday decorations. If you've ever been to my house when there is an event you know that parking can be fun as we are only able to park on one side of the street. I had a few new guest over to the house and failed to mention that to them. Awhile after everyone was here creating away the door bell rang. . . I had no idea who it could be, and it was a police officer. He was very kind and requested a car to be moved from the wrong side of the street. However, he was gone before I thought about grabbing my camera and snapping a photo. :o)

The ladies were good sports and agreed to be photographed for my blog. . . Thanks Ladies!

I can't believe Halloween is on Saturday and today is Blake's Halloween party at Preschool, and I got to make the treat bags for his class!!! You can bet I was excited even if I was up until about 10:30 finishing them last night. When I signed up for treat bags I just knew I needed to use my Big Shot and Build-a-Bear Dies to create Pumpkins for the boys and Witches for the girls.

They are of course filled with treats for Blake and his friends at preschool. I sure hope the children their treats.
Have a WONDERFUL Day and THANKS for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MDS . . inspired by Patty!

Hi Stampers,

I'm sure you all have blogs you check daily, or every other day . . . right? I do too. Beside the idea book and catalog blogs are where I find most of my inspiration. One blog that always gives me inspiration is Patty Bennett's blog. Like most of us Patty has been playing with her My Digital Studio (MDS) program. . . One of the projects she made I just new I wanted to CASE (copy and share everything). Since I too have the MDS software I got right to work.

With the busy season ahead of us I made fliers of my upcoming events to pass out at vendor shows as well as at clubs, workshops and make & take classes. MDS is going to be great to create fliers like this, and just Monday I watched the video on how to created DVD's with this software. . . I can't wait to give it a try.

I know it's small, so if you'd like me to e-mail you this so that you can see my upcoming events . . . please ask!

Thanks for stopping by!


BTW - WREATH Class TONIGHT 7pm, but I'll be ready to go at 6:30 if you'd like an early start.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inspired by Nature

Hi Stampers,

When I used the stamp set Inspired by Nature it's usually a safe bet that they'll be flowers on the card. . . well at convention I snapped a picture of a card using the stamp set and it had no flowers on it. . . want to see???

Don't you just love how they used a punch to make "cat tails"? One of these days I'd like to get around to CASEing this card for my card club groups. . . and speaking of card clubs remember that TONIGHT is the final Alpha card club meeting. It's hard to believe that it's been 10 months already.

Thanks for stopping by!


p.s. Wreath class is tomorrow night, and this class is full. Class starts at 7pm, but I'll be ready to go by 6:30 if you'd like to start early.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Final Deal of the Week!

The final deals of the week are from October 26, 10 AM (MT) through October 31, 11:50PM.

116214 Princess Party Kit Regular Price $15.95

116213 Pirate Party Kit Regular Price $15.95

Three Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz XL

Hi Stampers,

Guess what??? Tomorrow the UPS guy is going to be bringing me my very own Three Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz XL Die!!! I have been wanting this die for some time, and when it was on sales I just had to purchase it.

Speaking of on sale. . . make sure to check back this afternoon for the Final October Deal of the Week. . . I can't wait to see what it is.

Today I'd like to share with you another picture I took at convention. . . . it is of the Three Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz XL Die of course. I LOVE how they made a box for their cake. . . . what a wonderful way to present!

I've got a busy week ahead of me, but you can bet as soon as I get a chance to play with my new die I will.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Under the Stars

Hi Stampers,

First I'd like to say THANK YOU to all of the ladies who stopped by booth yesterday. Remember if you'd like to make the Christmas card you saw I need RSVP by THIS WEDNESDAY, October 28th.

OK . . . onto stamping! Today's sample is of a scrapbook page I saw at convention this past August.

This stamper used the stamp set, Under the Stars to capture the memories of making s'mores with her family. It looks like it was so much fun!

If you have any questions, please ask!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

November 7th Christmas Card Class

Hi Stampers,

I'm very pleased to announce that I have all 30 of the Christmas cards done for the November 7th Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack at The Well in Monmouth! If you stopped by the Farm Bureau Building in Monmouth on Thursday night you were one of the first to see them!

For those of you who were unable to stop by my booth, below is a close up.

If you'd like to see the cards in person they will be on display at the old Yorkwood Grade School from 10am -4pm TODAY as I will have a booth at the United West Elementary PTO Home Extravaganza Show!

Remember if you'd like to attend the November 7th make and take class, which is at The Well in Monmouth, cost is $25 and I NEED RSVP by Wednesday, October 28th! The class will be held from 10AM-2PM, but you can come as early as 9:30am. Please bring your scissors and choice of adhesive.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Little Leaves Sizzlits Die

Hi Stampers,

IT'S FRIDAY . . I would like to welcome all of you who are finding my blog for the 1st time because of the Shop For The Cure Event last time, and Thank you for stopping by! I had so much fun visiting with many of you. Make sure to click the link at the right side to check out my up coming events.

Today I'd like to share another card I cased from the Big Shot Swap I was in this past year. Using a little card stock, the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die and Big Shot you too can make this quick card.

Other accessories used were: Scallop Edge Punch; So Saffron DSP; Sincere Salutations Stamp Set; Paper-Piercer and Mat Pack.

If you have questions, please ask!

Thanks for stopping by!

- Georgia

REMINDER - Stop by and see me tomorrow at theUnited West Home Show (Old Yorkwood Grade School)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Many Thanks Sizzlits Die

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a card I cased from the Big Shot swap I was in. I'm not sure who created it as there was no name on the back of my card.

My card uses the Many Thanks Sizzlits Die and Big shot to cut out the Thank U. Paper used was: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Razzleberry Lemonade. Other Accessories used was, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Multipurpose Tombo Adhesive (to glue the Thank U on), Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch and 3/4" Circle Punch.

Thanks for stopping by!


FYI - Shop for a Cure is TONIGHT!!! See you in MONMOUTH!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

United West Elementary PTO Home Extravaganza

Hi Stampers,

What a busy week I have. :o) I had 2 card clubs and 1 vendor show on my plate, and now I am adding more to it. :o) Yesterday I signed up for another vendor show. . . Yes I know I'm doing the Vendor show in Monmouth tomorrow night, but I couldn't pass up the chance to do one on Saturday too . . it's located in the grade school I went to when I was little. . . I haven't been back in over 14 years, so I'm very excited. . and now feeling old since I figured up how long it's been since I've visited the grade school. . . . below are the details!

United West Elementary PTO Home Extravaganza
(Located at the Old Yorkwood Grade School)

Oct 24 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central

Are you ready to get some supplies to make those Christmas Cards/Gifts? Stop out visit my booth at the United West Elementary (old Yorkwood Grade School) for a fun day of shopping!

Since live is busy I have a very simple card to share with you today . . . . it uses the stamp set, Season of Friendship and Whisper White Card Stock.

Ink used was: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Creamy Carmel and More Mustard. If you look close you'll find a few leaves that were cut out and attached with Stampin' Dimensionals to give them a raised effect.

I just love to stamp cards that don't take a lot of supplies . . . don't you?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you consider stopping by and visiting me at the vendor shows on Thursday and Saturday!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Snowflake Bigz Die.

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you another card that used the Big Shot Snowflake Bigz Die. This is a picture of a card I took at Convention, so I'm not sure who the creator was.

I like how they cut two snowflakes in different colors and I also like the glitter that was added.

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

- Georgia

BTW - Tuesday Card Club (Galesburg Group) is tonight!!!
Wednesday Card Club is tomorrow night!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deals of the Week #3

The third deals of the week are from October 19, 10 AM (MT) through October 26, 9:50 AM (MT).

114348 Basic Jumbo grommets Regular Price $6.95

109857 Mini Library clips Regular Price $12.95


112571 Circle Designer brads Regular Price $5.95

112581 1/2" Library clips Regular Price$6.95

Monkey & Card Club Card

Hi Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We did. Saturday I had the whole day home with Blake while Rocky was at a seminar for work. When Rocky got home we went to the Merry, not-so-Scary event at Wildlife Prairie Park. Would you like to see a picture of the cutest little monkey I saw??? Even though he doesn't look happy he was. . I just caught him off guard.

Sunday Blake and I went to church and then I went to Monmouth for Lena's workshop were I had so much fun. Thanks for having a party Lena. I really enjoy stamping at workshops and visiting. . . I can't wait to see the quilt Lena's Grandma is going to make with her new Big Shot.

OK . . . enough about my weekend . . . . would you like to see a sample?? This is another card we're going to stamp at card club this month. It uses the Big Shot, Shimmer Paint and Embossing!!!

Just a reminder Tuesday & Wednesday card clubs meet THIS WEEK! Annie is Tuesday's hostess and Lena is Wednesday's hostess. Remember if you can't come to card club make sure I have your order by 5pm. Thanks!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made casing a card I got at convention in a swap. This card uses the Jumbo Wheel Bright Blessings and the Level once hostess set, Holidy Best.

The Bright Blessings Jumbo Stampin’ Around wheel coordinates perfectly with the Falling Leaves stamp set. Ideal for making borders, backgrounds, and embellishments for all your fall projects, this wheel is just what you need when you have to make a large quantity of cards quickly.

Hope you liked the card, and I hope card club members enjoy stamping it this month.

- Georgia

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dasher & Christmas Punch

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a card I did at Jessica's workshop on Thursday night. It was so quick and simple to do.

First I cut a sheet of Garden Green card stock in 1/2 to get the base of my card. Then I ran a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock through my Big Shot with the Top Note Bigz Die. Next I stamped Dasher with Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. After attaching that to the Garden Green I tied Chocolate Chip ribbon around the card.

I finished the card by embossing one of the images from the Christmas Punch (Hostess ONLY) stamp set, punched it out with the wide oval punch and attached with a stampin' dimensional.

This would be a very easy card to mass produce for your Christmas cards this year.

If you have any questions, or to order supplies to make this card please call!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sweet Treat Cups

Hi Stampers,

IT'S FRIDAY!!! First I want to say THANK YOU to Jessica D. who had a Stampin' Up! workshop last night. I had so much fun and I hope you did too!

REMEMBER it's not to late to book your workshop so you can have fun too. My October is full, but I have many dates open in November. You'll want to remember when your sales reach $250 you get to pick anything from the mini for $10. . . excluding the hostess sets and My Digital Studio. With a $400 show you can get My Digital Studio for 1/2 off!

With Halloween coming soon I'd like to share with you a video using Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Treat Cups. They come in a package of 12 for only $2.95!

As always if you have questions, please ask!

Thanks for stopping by and have a Wonderful Weekend!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Digital Downloads

Starting today, seven new My Digital Downloads are available for purchase and use with your My Digital Studio software or other design applications. Several of these images are just in time for Halloween, and are sure to be a treat for both you and your customers!

118114 Cast A Spell Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95
118115 Night & Day Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95
118124 Medallion stamp brush set - digital download $1.95
118126 Circle Circus stamp brush set - digital download $5.95
118116 School Days II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95
118121 Great Moments II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95
118122 Pumpkin Patch stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

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Shop for the Cure & Scrapbooking

Hi Stampers,

What are you doing next Thursday? That's a week from today. I hope you consider stopping by the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau Building (1000 N Main Street, Monmouth) between 5-7:30 to "Shop for the Cure". . . shopable vendors will be available for all of your pre-holiday needs! Including ME! It will be the perfect time to order supplies for your Christmas Cards and/or gift giving projects.

Now for sample time. . . today I'd like to share with you a two page 12x12 scrapbook layout that stampers got to make at my last make and take class.

I LOVE using my big shot. . . here I used it for the letters, scallop circle and snowflake!

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to stamping with you soon!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mint Treats

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you the Mint Treats I made for my Mom and Me class. They were so simple and quick to do. I love to make these for each holiday season.

All you need is a stamp set, ink pad and a couple of punches. Here I used the Batty For You (116576 Price: $23.95) stamp set. Basic Black ink pad, 1 3/4" Circle Punch and Scallop Circle Punch.

Sandwiched between two scallop circles is a mint candy. The Batty for You stamp set is a set of 8. Since I only shared with you 4 of them above I wanted to make sure to put a copy of the stamp set below for you to see all of the cute images it has to offer.

You can create crazy tags or accents for cards or scrapbook pages with the adorable images from the Batty for You set. This set also coordinates with the Batty wheel and our Ghostly Greetings Designer Series paper for a monstrously fun combination.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pillow Box Die - Bucket

Hi Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Yesterday I had the day off and had a wonderful day at home with Blake. We had a fun day of cartoons, Wii, play doh, lincoln logs, bowling, baking and more. Making cut sugar cookies with a 3 year old was so much fun! Although we only made 2 dozen pumpkins, because the cookie dough kept getting ate. . . and it wasn't just by Blake. I love cookie dough. :o) I have lots I need to be stamping on, but it was nice to have a whole day with nothing else to do but focus on my son.

Since I didn't get anything stamped yesterday I'd like to share another swap I got in the 3D demo swap. Julia made this using the pillow box die. I've seen the tutorial on Splitcoast, but haven't tried it myself yet.

Thanks for the awesome swap Julia, and the motivation to get out my pillow box die and make my own bucket.

And thanks for stopping by!


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Wreath Class - ONLY 2 spots left

30 Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

Monday, October 12, 2009

Deals of the Week #2

The second deals of the week are from October 12, 10 AM (MT) through October 19, 9:50 AM (MT). You can order these ONLINE anytime between the dates listed above, or let me know by Wednesday as I will have an order going in then!

115961 Perfect Setting Bigz XL die Regular Price: $42.95
SALE PRICE: $25.99

114515 Flower Burst Embosslits die Regular Price: $11.95

116760 Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die Regular Price: $39.95
SALE PRICE: $25.49

Christmas Wreath!

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you one of the 3D swaps I received from the demo 3D swap I was in a couple of weekends ago. It's amazing what you can do with a little bit of ribbon.

This would make a great ornament for your Christmas tree or even a gift tag for a present. I can't wait to try to make one of these myself.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

White Décor Elements Sheets

Hi Stampers,

Yesterday I had fun with my Big Shot. My dad needed his DOT number and name put on the side of his semi and instead of him spending over $100 to have someone use their computer and cut him the vinyl letters I did it with my big shot.

I got out a package of the White Décor Elements Sheets (114335 Price: $12.95), my Big Shot and Alphabet and Numbers Bigs Dies and got cutting!

You can make Décor Elements by creating your own vinyl images using the Décor Elements sheets and your Big Shot.

■ Each package comes with two (2) 12" x 24" sheets of vinyl in specified color, along with two (2) 12" x 24" sheets of transfer tape

■ Instructions for use are included in the package

You can also get the "raw vinyl" in Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Dark Gray.

Want to see how it turned out??? First a picture of my Dad and the door where the letters were placed.
Now a closeup.

With all of the dies that comes with our Big Shot the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Sunday!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pop-Up Tree Card

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share a card with you we made last Saturday at The Well. We used the Big Shot and Stampin’ Up! Bigz Xl die ($42.95). The Stampin’ Up! Bigz Xl die is in the Holiday mini catalog, and when you host a $250 workshop prior to November 30th you can get it for only $10! I'll take the savings of $32.95 any day . . how about you?

The O Christmas Tree and Tree Decorations dies were designed exclusively for Stampin’ Up! by Karen Burniston. Create three-dimensional Christmas trees for your holiday cards or decorations. Use beads, thread, and glitter to customize a Christmas tree that will pop off the card. Use with the Extended Cutting Pads. Instructions for assembly included. Measures 6" x 13-3/4".

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Card from Julie!

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a card I received from my Up-Up-Up-Up Line leader, Julie. Julie hosted a cookout at her house last weekend and made us each a card. I've never made a Tri-Shutter Card and can't wait to try.

You can find the directions HERE. If you have time to make a card, please e-mail me as I'd love to see it!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Anything but a Card Swap

Hi Stampers,

This past weekend I was in an anything but a card swap with some of my demo friends. I decided to do a Bag in a Box to swap with them and got some AWESOME swaps in return.

Today I'd like to share my swap with you. I found the directions to this on Just look under resources and you can find the directions too.

These would be perfect packages to stick a small gift in and give it away. I used the holiday Designer Series Paper a little Sticky Strip, Ribbon and Build-a-brads and they were done. I cranked out 8 of these in no time flat!

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Georgia