Wednesday, December 29, 2010

January 3rd Last Day to Order Holiday Mini Merchandise

Hi Stampers,

As you might have guessed things have been crazy busy with the holiday season. . . I have been using all of my time on my family, and it's sad to report I haven't even been in my stamp room to stamp since card club. :o(

While I have hopes of getting there soon I did want to let you know of a deadline that's upcoming.

January 3, 2011, is the last day to order merchandise from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pun Fun

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a simple card we made at card club.  It uses the stamp set, Pun Fun.

This card was very simple to make.  The one thing you have to remember is to crimp your card stock before you fold it in half.  When you use the crimper it "shrinks" the card stock.

As I set here and look at it I think it needs some Whisper White ribbon along the top of the gray card stock. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Hi Stampers,

Like many of you I have been very busy the past few weeks in preparation for the up coming holiday season. . . . for some reason the stamp room has been the place to store Christmas presents that needs to be wrapped!  With two little ones at home I'm sure you can guess I'm having trouble wadding through the presents to get to my stamp table. I hope to get there soon, but I'm not sure when.

If you're looking for some inspiration today stop by to view some samples, or click through the archives here on my blog. :o)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Hi Stampers,

Are you ready for Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year???  Next month starts Sale-a-bration (SAB) and you can book your workshop now!

Remember at Sale-a-bration time you get a FREE SAB product with a $50 order; at FREE SAB product with a $300 workshop and a FREE stamp set (any value) when you join the SU family as a demonstrator. 

Sale-a-bration runs from January 25th - March 31st and I have my new 2011 calendar so call or e-mail today to schedule your workshop!

Happy Monday!

Stampin' Up! gift certificates make GREAT stocking stuffers!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Filled with Love Promotion - Part two!

Hi Stampers,

It's Friday. . . I am looking forward to a weekend with nothing to do!  Well I actually have lots to do, but no obligations.  We are going to try to finish up the Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts.  I will NOT be wrapping gifts on Christmas eve like I have done the past few years.

Today starts the Filled with Love Promotion and I just wanted to share a sample from that promotion with you today. 

Click HERE to view the flyer and see a larger picture of the sample shown above.

You can order this promotion online 24/7 at or you can also e-mail me at and I'll place the order for you.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Filled with Love Promotion

Hi Stampers,

I have an exciting new promotion to share with you today that starts TOMORROW!!

Promotion dates: December 17, 2010 - January 24, 2011

Details: Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for sending cards, and during the Filled with Love promotion, you can get an exclusive package of Designer Series Paper perfect for creating cards for family, friends, classmates, and more!

From December 17, 2010 through January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $4.95 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle. See details below.

Filled with Love Bundle
Contains the Filled with Love Set* and Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Wood-Mount: $32.90 Clear-Mount: $26.90

Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (non-bundled)
12 sheets total: three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink  $9.95

*Featured on p. 43 of the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dasher & Lovely as a Tree

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a card I revised.  You can see the original card HERE.  All I did to revise the card was to add a layer of card stock to the back.

I really like the Dasher stamp and it is embossed on this card.  I used the stamping off technique on the trees.

Just a reminder there is still time to purchase a Stampin' Up! gift certificate from me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Halloween Cards

Hi Stampers,

I know it's Christmas time, but I couldn't wait until next year to share a couple of Halloween cards I made for my niece and nephew this year.  For these card I used the stamp set, Season of Hugs, from the Holiday Mini Catalog and the Beary Best Friends stamp set.

I just love putting a few diamonds on the web.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Definitely Decorative

Hi Stampers,

Have you had a chance to check out Stampin' Up!'s line Definitely Decorative products?  They are "rub-ons" for your walls!!!

When you visit my house you'll find many of them throughout my home (click here for samples) . . . . One is in our master bedroom along with our wedding picture.

It reads, "Happily ever After. . . . all because two people fell in love."  It's a great reminder as it's one of the first things I see when I wake up and one of the last when I go to bed.
You can view the whole Definitely Decorative catalog by clicking the link on the left side of this page.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by!


FYI - Tuesday card club is THIS WEEK!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Upsy Daisy

Hi Stampers and Happy Friday!!!

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using the Upsy Daisy stamp set.  I just love this set and I love to use the sponge daubers to add an extra ink color to the image.

For this card I used Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo  . . .  of course I needed a little Whisper White card stock too.

If you look close you can see some Rich Razzleberry (aka purple) ink on the top edge of a few of the flowers.

If you have any questions please ask!

Happy Stamping and Enjoy your weekend!

Looking for the perfect holiday gift???
Stampin' Up! gift certificates make great gifts. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pick a Petal

Hi Stampers,

Today I have a card to share with you that uses the stamp set, pick a petal.  I love how the stem of the card is ribbon. . . what do you think?

Just a reminder. . . Tuesday card club is next week and new clubs start in January.  I have one spot open in the 2nd Tuesday of the month club and one spot open in the 2nd Thursday of the month club.  Click HERE for more details.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lovely as a Tree

Hi Stampers,

Just a reminder that the final Wednesday card club is TONIGHT, and Tuesday's club is next week. :o) 

Today I'd like to share with you one of the one layer cards you will be stamping at club this month.  Often I like to try to make simple one layer cards to show that you don't need to have everything in the catalog to create cards.

For this card I used the Whisper White ink pad.  As soon as I stamped the trees I sprinkled the wet ink with Dazzling Diamonds.  You can even see the trees sparkle in the picture.

The phrase is from the Full of Life stamp set and it was stamped in Whisper White after the Dazzling Diamonds were applied so that it didn't sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Build-a-Bear Iron-Ons

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you one of the items I had for sale at the craft show this Fall.  Using my Build-a-bear dies I made some Build-a-bear iron-ons.  They are all ready to iron onto to whatever you'd like!

Blake has a bear on his school bag, while I have one of the girl bears on a onesie for Callie Ann to wear soon.

I have a few of them left if you'd like to get one the cost is $2.50 each.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 6, 2010

internet out

Hi Stampers . . . 

The internet was out last night, so I didn't have time to set up a post.

Check out and go under projects for lots of samples.

Also - Wednesday card club is THIS WEEK!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Julia's Christmas Card

Hi Stampers . . .

It's FRIDAY!!!  Just a reminder to stop by the craft show in Alexis tomorrow. It's at the community center and there will be sign out in town.  It runs from 9am-3pm, but I'll be gone for a short time . . . I'm thinking around 12:30ish to 1:30ish.  My children will be visiting Santa in Woodhull, and I don't want to miss it.  My mother will be watching my booth while I'm gone.  (Thanks Mom!)

For today I'd like to share with you one of the Christmas Cards Julia shared with us at the last StampAttic's meeting.

YES, that is fabric on her card.  I always LOVE the cards Julia creates.  Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea Julia.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Year’s Invitation

Hi Stampers,

Have you been over to my demo website this month?  The first of each month SU post some new projects to inspire all.  Today I'd like to share with you the New Year's Invitation . . . just in case you haven't jumped over to my demo website in December. :o)

• Cheers to You
• Inviting

• Basic Black Card Stock
• Brushed Silver Card Stock
• Very Vanilla Card Stock
• Marina Mist Textured Card Stock

• Jet Black StāzOn® Ink Pad

• Basic Black 5/8” Satin Ribbon
• Linen Thread
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Mat Pack
• Paper-Piercing Tool
• Decorative Label Punch
• Scallop Trim Punch
• Wide Oval Punch
• Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
• Big Shot™
• Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by and just an update . . . there is only one spot open in each night of my card clubs (Tuesday & Thursday) let me know if you're interested, or if you'd rather come on a Wednesday club.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Join Georgia's Card Club!

Hi Stampers,

I would like to invite you to join card club . . . new clubs start in January and will run from January-June (6 months). Each club has only 6 members. Club members agree to purchase a minimum of $25 per month, January 2011 to June 2011. Each month you are able to attend you’ll make 5 cards at no additional expense. One month you’ll get hostess benefits without the hassle of having a party and cleaning your house . .  Get Excited!!!

Currently you can register to join the 2nd Tuesday or 2nd Thursday of the month clubs.  Space is very limited, so RSVP today!

Clubs meet at my home in Galesburg starting at 6:30 PM.
If there is enough interest I will also be opening up a Wednesday night club, so if Tuesday or Thursday does not work with your schedule there might be another option!
Hope to hear from you soon!

~ Georgia or 309-343-9356

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2010 Christmas Card #1

Hi Stampers,

Today is the final day to get My Digital Studio (MDS) for 1/2 OFF. . . you can order MDS at or call me at (309) 221-9288.   (It's also the last day to join the SU family for 1/2 off. . . you can visit my website listed above, and my recruiter password is: Glitterbees.)

I LOVE my copy of My Digital Studio, and have a sample to share with you today.  Last night while I was watching TV with my hubby I was playing with MDS on my laptop.  As you know Christmas is coming, so I used MDS to create a photo to go inside my Christmas cards.

Since I still need to stamp my Christmas cards there is a possibility this might not be the final version that goes into the cards, but it's a good start.  If I do have time to create another card you can bet I'll share it with you. :o)

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Online Spectacular!

Hi Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  We spent Thanksgiving with the in-laws and then took the kids to my aunt's home for the night.  Like the other 1000+ crazy people we thought it would be fun to start our Black Friday shopping at Toys R Us at 10pm Thursday night. 

We always Black Friday shop with Rocky's parents and sister and like crazy people we left Galesburg at 8:30 pm to go to Toys R Us.  The line outside the store was horrible, and the wind was blowing like crazy so we decided not to stay.  Instead we drove back to Galesburg and went to Walmart for the 12:01AM sale!!!

Rocky and I was in and out of Walmart by 12:30, while his sister decided to wait in line until 2 AM for a wrist band for a special present for her daughter.

Friday morning found us at Target just after 4am. . . . then to Kmart, Sears and Menards.  After a quick stop at the house for breakfast we were off to the QCAs for more shopping.  Rocky wanted to go to a few sporting good stores, and then we were able to hit Toys R Us. . . . we actually got almost everything off of our list. . . . we were very excited.

After lunch at Denny's we were on our way home and Very Very Tired!!  As you can guess it was an early night and everyone in our house was in bed asleep by 8:30 PM. :o)

Saturday & Sunday were lazy days. . . we put up the Christmas tree and lights outside and also made another trip to Target and Walmart for a few more items. :o)

While we are not done Christmas shopping, we put a very large dent into our list. :o)  Have you finished your shopping yet?  Don't forget the Online Spectacular ends TUESDAY, November 30th!!!  Remember you get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150! Plus you can save up to 50 percent off select Stampin’ Up!® products—including My Digital Studio software and Designer Fabric!

Visit my Online Store to see the complete list of discounted items.

 Also ending Tuesday is the 50% Off Starter Kit Promotion

Join Stampin’ Up! and get 50 percent off the already-low-priced Starter Kit—standard or Digital+! You’ll get over $300 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for just $87.50. Visit Start Your Own Business to learn more.

If you'd like to join online my recruiter password is: Glitterbees.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Cyber Monday!!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010


Hi Stampers,

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

~ Georgia

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dasher & Lovely as a Tree

Hi Stampers,

So I was trying to set up this post last night, and the server kept rejecting my pictures, so . . . I'll try to get online today to see if it's working yet. :o)

Until then, have you checked out SU's Black Friday Sale that is going on right now???  Hope on over to my store at to check out the online specials.

I was able to upload a picture this AM. :o)  Today I'd like to share a Christmas card with you.  It uses the Dasher and Lovely as a Tree Sets.

To get the different shade of the tree I used the stamping off technique and Dasher is embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Altered Notebook

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you an altered notebook I made.  I picked up a bunch of notebooks at Target on clearance and I added a little paper on the outside to make pretty for the holidays.

As you can see I used the eyelet boarder punch too!

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out my online store . . .some items like My Digital Studio are 50% OFF!!!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 22, 2010

4 You Pillow Box

Hi Stampers,

Make sure to check out my SU website: for SALES starting today!!!!!!  I'm so excited . . . . I just can't wait!  Remember you can order online or send me an e-mail.  Happy Shopping!!!
• Dot, Dot, Dot Set
• Tiny Tags Set
• Baja Breeze Card Stock
• Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
• Early Espresso Card Stock
• Soft Suede Card Stock
• Very Vanilla Card Stock
• Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper
• Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Linen Thread
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Jewelry Tag Punch
• Two-Step Owl Punch
• Big Shot
• Pillow Box Bigz Die

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Black Friday Comes Early!!!

TOMORROW log onto my Online Store ( to take advantage of never-before-seen discounts. You won't want to miss this sale! "Door busters" include:

My Digital Studio - 50 percent off!

Designer Fabric - 50 percent off!

Free shipping on orders of $150 or more!

GET Excited!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stampin/Scrapbooking/Crafting Retreat

Hi Stampers!

I'd like to invite you to a Stampin/Scrapbooking/Crafting Retreat my friend and fellow SU demo Tara Mowen is putting on.  It's January 7-8, 2011.  Tara and her husband Brad are in the process of adopting a baby from Ethiopia.  It's a very expensive process, so this is just one of the ways to help that out of pocket expense.  Tara and Brad have a blog you can visit if you'd like to ready more:  They are so close to getting the call that their baby(s) are waiting for them.

I wish I could attend, but we are leaving for Disneyworld on the 8th and I'm sure their will be so much to do.  Also, I'm sure it wouldn't fly with the hubby if I left him home alone with the kids to get the last minute stuff ready. :o)

All of the details are below as well as the registration form. . . You can contact Tara at 309-335-6225 or if you have any questions and/or to register!

Happy crafting!

Stampin/Scrapbooking/Crafting Retreat

January 7-8, 2011
Join us for a relaxing 30 hours with no interruptions!! No kids, No husband, and No housework!

What does it cost? $25-$50 (depends on what option you choose) Package options are broken down to allow you to find an option that works for you.

What does it include? Meals and drinks, two Make-n-Take projects, and door prizes. Fri. morning to Sat. package includes a 5 minute chair massage.

What to bring? Your choice of craft projects, a snack for the snack table, bedding (plenty of floor space to claim as your own!) and toiletries, friends, DVD’s and CD’s.

Where? First Church of the Nazarene, 1501 Webster St., Galesburg, IL 61401

Extras available: Silent Auction- there will be a variety of items for you to bid on. Massages (full or chair) will be available. Yard Sale table-bring items you would like to try and sell (limit 10). A few scrapbooking or stampin items will be available for purchase.

Why? Uninterrupted time for avid stampers/srcrapbookers/crafters to get your projects completed. Costs associated with this weekend will cover facility, food, prizes and fun! All additional proceeds from this weekend will go towards Brad and Tara Mowen’s adoption costs. Brad and Tara will be bringing a child or two home from Ethiopia in the very near future!!

**Sign up a friend and you will get to stamp an extra project!!!**


Registration Form

___ Friday 8am-Saturday 2pm $50 (includes 4 meals, 2 MNT’s, 5 min chair massage)

___ Friday 8am-midnight $35 (includes 2 meals and 2 MNT’s)

___ Friday 5pm-Saturday 2pm $40 (includes 3 meals and 2 MNT’s)

___ Stamp-a-Stack only $25 (make 20 cards) Friday 6-9pm or Saturday 9am-12pm

___ add Stamp-a-Stack to another package $15 (make 20 cards)

Payment and Registration due by December 30th. Send to: Tara Mowen, 2735 Montague Dr., Galesburg, IL 61401. Questions: 309-335-6225 or

31st Annual Craft Show ~ Monmouth

Hi Stampers,

Tomorrow is the 31st Annual WCHCE Craft and Home Show event in Monmouth.  From 8:30 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. you can Christmas shop at the VFW Hall (830 N.” G” Street ), Lincoln School (325 11th Street) and 1st Street Armory (215 South 1St Street).

I'm at the VFW Hall, so make sure to stop out and say hi!  There will be crafters at both the VFW Hall and Lincoln School.  At the 1st Street Armory you'll find home based businesses.

One of the items I'll have for sale is Magnets . . . and they are super strong!  I just love these little things on my fridge.  

I made them using Crystal Effects, Designer Series Paper and my 3/4" Circle Punch.  Click HERE to view other 2010 craft show items.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Season of Joy!

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a card club members got to stamp this past month. Before I do that I'd like to invite you to join the next round of card clubs.  I'm changing it up this time!  Card clubs will run for a 6 month commitment instead of 10 and you'll no longer need to provide a snack.  Clubs will run from January-June!  I will be sending out all of the details in an e-mail (I hope today), so if you are not on my e-mail list you can send me an e-mail ( and I'll get you those details.

I have not decided on the night of card club yet.  . what night works best for you? 

OK . . . back to stamping!  Here's a prefect Christmas card in non traditional Christmas colors!

It uses the stamp set, Season of Joy, and to obtain the multi color look I used markers to color directly onto the rubber of the stamp!

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Altered Clothes Pin

Hi Stampers,

Today I have a 3D item to share with you.  It's one I made for the craft shows this fall.  It's amazing what a little card stock can do to a clothes pin.  The back of this altered clothes pin has magnets on it so that you can hang it on the fridge.  It's really a prefect spot to stick a note.

If you're interested in getting some of these or any other craft show item I've share on my blog you can check out my next show, which is this SATURDAY, from 8:30-1 at the VFW Hall in Monmouth.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Season’s Greetings Card

Hi Stampers,

I was wondering when the last time you checked out my Stampin' Up! website was and did you know you can view my blog feed from there? Click over to and click on the My Stampin' Blog tab. 

While you're at my SU website check out the projects under the ideas tab.   Here you'll find many projects including the card I'm sharing here today.
• Welcome Christmas
• Crumb Cake Card Stock
• Old Olive Card Stock
• Very Vanilla Card Stock
• Real Red Textured Card Stock
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Real Red Stampin’ Write® Marker
• Real Red 5/8” Satin Ribbon
• Linen Thread
• Brights Designer Buttons
• Mini Library Clips
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Big Shot™
• Scallop Square Bigz™ Clear Die
• Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
• 2-1/2” Circle Punch

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Red Snowflake Rag Quilt Purse and RSVP Pens

Hi Stampers,

A special thanks goes out to all who stopped by my booth on Saturday.  I enjoyed talking with each of you. . . next chance to visit my booth is this Saturday at the VFW Hall in Monmouth.  Show is from 8:30-2pm.

Here's a picture of  my booth from the weekend. . . I LOVE the space I have a the show in Alpha. I couldn't even get my whole booth in one picture, so I have two to share with you.

You can see I made a couple of new purses for this show.  I still have the snowflake red one for sale (along with many others). . . . cost is just $25.  Each purse takes around 6 hours to make.  Here's a better picture of the red purse.

Besides many Rag Quilt Purses one of the items I'll have for sale at the craft show are Altered RSVP pens.  Making these are super simple.  Just cut a little strip of designer series paper and place it inside the RSVP tube.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

50% off the Starter Kit

Santa is coming early this year!! For the first time EVER Stampin' Up! is offering 50% off the Starter Kit from Nov. 15th to Nov. 30th!!!! The kit is only $87.50 and you can pick the Standard or Digital+ Starter Kit--that is 50 percent off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies!  If  you have EVER even considered joining Stampin' Up! now is the time!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

M&M Sticks

Hi Stampers and thank goodness it's Friday!!!

I'm so excited about the craft show tomorrow . . . and hope to see many of you there.  It's at the Alwood grade school and cost is $1 to get in.  The money goes to the Time for Tots preschool, who organizes this event.  This year there are over 45 vendors!!!

When you come to the show make sure to hit both the gym and the cafeteria.  As you enter the grade school the cafeteria is off to your right and the gym is straight ahead.  Last year I was in the cafeteria!!!

This week I was able to get a new project done for the craft show.  I wanted to have it done before the Oak Run show, but time just didn't let it happen. . . but somewhere between the two card clubs and Christmas Card make and take I was able to get some M&M Sticks done.

I think they turned out super cute. . . what do you think? Card Stock used was Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White.   I also used a retired Christmas stamp set.  I've noticed that most of my craft show items used retired x-mas sets. . . sorry!  I guess I need to get some new ones for next year.

Here is a closer look at the M&M sticks!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Snowman Soup!

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share another craft show . . . Snowman Soup!  Last year Blake and I got addicted to putting candy canes and chocolate in our hot cocoa. . . it is so yummy!!!

For this project I used the Medium Cello Bags from Stampin' Up! as well as Marina Mist and Whisper White Card Stock.  The snowflake punch is also from Stampin' UP! (of course) and there is a Rhinestone in the middle of it.  I finished this project with a retired "melted" snowman stamp set and a little 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon.

You can pick up a couple of these at the craft show in Alpha on Saturday.

Thanks for stopping and Hope to see you soon!

**Craft Shows**
November 13 - Alwood Grade School, Alpha, IL 8am-2pm
November 20 - VFW Hall, Monmouth, IL 8:30-1pm
December 4 - Alexis Community Center, Alexis, IL 9am-3pm

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Magnet

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you another craft show project.  It uses a little bit of card stock and a wedding favor tin and a magnet.  I have one of these on my fridge, and Blake LOVES to grab it and give it a shake.

While the stamp set is retired, there are many current Christmas sets you could use . .  I used my markers to color them out and the snowflake is a punch.  If you look in the middle of the punch you'll find a little rhinestone. :o)

Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you at one of the following shows!
November 13 - Alwood Grade School, Alpha, IL 8am-2pm
November 20 - VFW Hall, Monmouth, IL 8:30-1pm
December 4 - Alexis Community Center, Alexis, IL 9am-3pm

~ Georgia

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Reindeer Food

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you this years version of Reindeer Food I made for the craft shows.  Stampin' Up! had these cute boxes on their clearance rack, and I just new I needed to get some.  The double stitched Real Red ribbon was also another awesome find in the clearance rack!

Here's a close up of the tag.  I used the stamp Dasher and embossed with Gold Embossing powder.

The back of the tag reads:
On Christmas Eve, Sprinkle the Magic Reindeer Food on your lawn. The Magic Glitter sparkling in the moonlight and the smell of oats will guide Rudolf to your home!
Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oak Run Craft Show & Callie Ann's Peas!

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to send out a special THANK YOU to all who stopped by the Oak Run craft show on Saturday. It was so nice to visit with so many friends and stampers, and also very nice to meet some new people too!  Incase you missed the show I'd like to share a couple of pictures with you. 

My booth was set up so that you could walk right through the middle of it. It wasn't my idea to set it up like that, but it actually was the perfect set up for my spot. 

Here is one side of my booth. . .

and the other side! 

Do you like how the purses are displayed???  Rocky cranked it out last week for me.  Of course I wanted to share a closer picture with you, so my mother snapped this shot of me with Rocky's purse wrack and some of the Rag Quilt Purses I made.

I still have Rag Quilt Purses left, and lots of other goodies ready for the craft show in Alpha on Saturday.  I will be stamping this week to restock some of my top sellers.

Just a reminder Card Club is Tuesday & Wednesday nights and the Christmas Card make and take class is Thursday morning.

Oh . .  . before I go I just had to share that Callie Ann had peas for the first time this weekend.  Besides rice cereal this is her first "real" food.  Callie Ann LOVED the peas and here's a picture.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Oak Run

Just a quick reminder about the craft show tomorrow from 9-3 at Oak Run. . . make sure to stop by and say hi!!!  Click HERE to get a map.

Next week I'll be sharing some pictures of the craft show projects. . .  Make sure to check out the craft show links at the left said of the screen to see the 2008+2009 projects.

Upcoming Shows:
November 6 - Brentwood Community Center, Oak Run 9am-3pm
November 13 - Alwood Grade School, Alpha, IL 8am-2pm
November 20 - VFW Hall, Monmouth, IL 8:30-1pm
December 4 - Alexis Community Center, Alexis, IL 9am-3pm

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Craziness Continues

Hi Stampers. . .

You can bet the craziness has continued at the Caulkins house.  Yesterday I was able to get all of the tiles washed, stamped, baked and sealed. . . then I even got the felt pieces on the back and put in a box!  I was also able to check off Snowman Soup from my to do list!

This morning I've been working on the Rag Quilt Purses. . . last night Rocky cut apart all of my square . . I'm so thankful he took the time to help do that.  Also this week Rocky make me a display to hang the purses on, and while I wish he would have painted it I can't wait to try it out.

So . . . .don't forget to stop out and see me on Saturday at Oak Run.  The Craft show is in the building by the swimming area.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall Craft Show Craziness!!!

OMGoodness!!!  That's what you would say if you walking into my house right now.  You see I have projects going on everywhere, plus the house work is getting put on the back burner right now.

Let me "paint" you a picture into my Fall Craft Show Craziness.  As you walk in though my front door you'll notice a table 2 feet by 4 feet parked in front of the South couch covered with frap. bottles, labels, candy and all of the paper, adhesives and punches need to complete that project.  Under that table you'll see a Target sack with trash from this and other projects that came before, which I need to take outside because today is our garbage day.

As you look onto the other couch you'll find another work in progress.  100 scallop squares waiting to be cut apart and pined so that I can finish the last 5 Rag Quilt Purses I want to make before the show on Saturday.  I was hoping Rocky would cut these apart tonight while he was watching a Hawaii 50 on tivo, but no such luck.

Walking through the maze of Callie Ann's bouncer chair, swing and exercise saucer and a few of Blake's toys towards the dinning you'll find the ironing board shoved between Blake's table and a laundry basket of blankets I just folded a few minutes ago and you'll find the dinning room table. . . although you can't actually see the table you'll know it's there because I really can't pile things up that high. :o)

The dinning room has been transformed into my sewing room, so that I can be closer to the family as I work.  Beside the sewing machine, you'll find a cutting board, cutting ruler as well as a couple of rotary blades, fabric, batting and a Big Shot.  I'm sure everyone keeps the Big Shot on a chair in their dinning room . . .right?  That's where mine is. :o)  Also on the table you'll see 6 purses waiting for buttons and their flowers to be attached as well as a huge catchall pile for everything else that comes into the house.  In front of the China hutch you'll find Stampin' Up! boxes all packed and ready to go to the show on Saturday. 

Walking through the kitchen, with the sinks overflowing with clean dishes (I just finished those at midnight) you'll find the bathroom, where 59 tiles waiting to be washed so they can be stamped on to make coasters.  As you're in the bathroom you'll hear the dryer running in the basement as Blake was out of socks and he needs a pair for school in the morning then you finally get to my "actual" stamp room.

Ideally this is where everything for all of my projects would be stored, but that's simply not the case as you can tell from the paragraphs above. :o) On the desk you will find another project . . . a shoe box full of cello bags stuffed with Snowman Soup.  I just need to make the topper and they can be put in the box in the dinning room.  You'll also find some fabric Build-a-bears iron-ons and a couple more things I'd like to do, but I'm thinking not everything is going to get done.  What do you think??

There you have it . . . a look into my craziness.  Right now I think it's bedtime. . . after all it is 1:15am and Callie Ann often is up at 4am to eat and Blake's up anywhere between 6:30 and 8am to start his day.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

Our most recent digital downloads are here, and more are on the way for the month of November! If you would like to view our complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings, click HERE!

Craft Show Calendar

Hi Stampers,

Today I am very excited to share with you today a calendar that I have made for Saturday's craft show.

For this project I used a 4" coaster and covered it with Designer Series Paper.  I used the sanding sponge around the edges to give it a "rougher" look.  I finished it by adding a matching jumbo binder clip to hold the calendar.  This way it can be placed on a desk or couner top! 

You can find the Chocolate Chip 1 Inch Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in the Clearance Rack of my online store. .  it's only $2.99 and you get 10 yards!!!  To shop my online store just click the Clearance Rack link above and you'll safely travel through cyber space.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Oak Run Craft Show

Hi Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a Safe & Happy Halloween.  We had a chance to visit with lots of family and friends this weekend.  Here's a picture of Blake and Callie Ann!  Blake was a motocross driver and Callie Ann was a strawberry!

Besides running all over the country side trick or treating the family I've been so busy working on craft show items, I sure hope people are ready to start their Christmas Shopping on Saturday and are willing to make a little drive to Oak Run on Saturday from 9am-3pm. Here's all of the details, and a map!
If you can't make it to this show maybe you'd like to hit one of these:

November 13 - Alwood Grade School, Alpha, IL 8am-2pm
November 20 - VFW Hall, Monmouth, IL 8:30-1pm
December 4 - Alexis Community Center, Alexis, IL 9am-3pm

Over the weekend I got many items off of my Craft Show to do list, but I still have so many more to go!!!  I really hope Blake goes to bed well this week, so I can get working on my projects sooner each night.
Have a GREAT day!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Birthday Card

Hi Stampers,

As Halloween weekend approaches I find us already in full swing. . . we've carved our pumpkins, went a Halloween event last weekend at the Mall, Trunk or Treat was Wednesday night and thinking about trick or treating the mall tonight . . . then we'll try to squeeze all of the family trick or treating in Sat & Sun before our regular Trick or Treat schedule for Sunday night. . . . I'm tired already. . . on top of that I still have many projects to get done for next Saturday's craft show at Oak Run!  I've made my list and checking it twice trying to prioritize it in case I doesn't get all done. :o)

Last night I finished Snowman Kisses and started on "homemade" Christmas Fudge. . . I still need to hit the store (for the last time I hope) and pick up a few more items.  I also need to have my hubby make something to hang my Rag Quilt Purses on. . . any suggestions???

OK . . enough chatter. :o)  Today I'd like to share with you a quick and easy birthday card we made at card club this month. (BTW - new clubs start in JANUARY!!! Details will follow!)

You'll notice I used the spiral punch along the basic black card stock.  The Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise square was stamped using Versa Mark.  I decided to use the actual Crush Curry color on the same card stock so it would show a little better.

Let me know if you have any questions, and enjoy your weekend!!!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

StampAttic's Swap

Hi Stampers,

Today I have another Christmas card to share with you from the StampAttic's swap I was in. . . . looks like they used a square punch to cut out pieces of Designer Series Paper and the star punches for the accents.

Thanks for stopping by today and let's hope we don't blow away out there today!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

StampAttic's Christmas Cards

Hi Stampers,

I have a quick post for you today and I'd like to share with you two cards I received in a Christmas Card Swap with my fellow StampAttic demonstrators.

I just love the colors on this first card, and see how she ran the ribbon through the punch!

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tic Tac Toe

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a project I made for the Fall craft shows. . . its Travel Tic Tac Toe!!!  For the outside of the tin I used my Big Shot, Dies and Snowflake Punch.  Colors used are Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White. 

On the inside you'll find the Tic Tac Toe board as well as the "markers", which are attached to a magnet so the kids can play in the car.

The stamp set is a retired one I just couldn't part with, but colors used are current: Real Red, Old Olive and Pacific Point.

Let me know if you have any questions and THANKS for stopping by!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Callie Ann's Blessing

Hi Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a very fun Halloween week!!!  Blake has a very busy schedule this week and many Halloween events on the calendar.  He's excited, and we are excited for him!

One of the things we did this past weekend was have our little Callie Ann blessed at Church.  Here are a couple of pictures.

Callie Ann's cousin Mattoxx was also Blessed at Church yesterday.

I did have a little time to work on Craft Show Projects, but do not have any pictures to share with you yet. . . many work in progress projects. :o)

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to register for the Christmas Card Class before it's all full.

Happy Stamping!