Sunday, February 28, 2010

Abe's Birthday Banner

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you the birthday banner I made for Abe's 1st birthday party, which was yesterday at TPC Deere Run.  I was a little "scared" of how long it turned out, but they had the PERFECT place for to hang. 

It's hard to read in this picture, but it said: Happy 1st Birthday Abe.

Here's a close up of the 1st part . . .

and the Abe!

The theme was golf, since it was at the golf course where Abe's daddy works.  The colors used were Yoyo Yellow, Glorious Green and Whisper White (John Deere colors).  To go with the golf theme I used my 1-3/8" circle punch and ran it through the Big Shot with my Textured Plates to make white golf balls for the bottom of each pennant.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Abe's 1st Birthday Card

Hi Stampers,

Today is going to be a very fun day as we are attending a 1st birthday party for a little boy named Abe.  So today I'd like to share with you the card I made for Abe.

I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set Happy Moments and as you know you can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase.  Colors used are Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White.

For the inside I knew I wanted to do something special for Abe, so I got out my Big Shot and Pop-Up Cake die and went to work.

The designer paper came from the scrapbook kit, Sunny Day.

Thanks for stopping by today . . . enjoy your weekend, and make sure to check back tomorrow for the birthday banner I did for Abe's party.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to become demonstrator!

Hi Stampers,

There's just one month left of Sale-A-Bration, and Stampin' Up! has already seen hundreds of new demonstrators join the Stampin' Up! family! With extra incentives--15 percent off the Starter Kit plus a FREE stamp set--it's a great time to join the family!

Not only would you be joining the SU family, but when you join Stampin' Up! with me you'll be joining my group of demonstrators called the GlitterBees! :o) 

With the launch of our much anticipated My Digital Studio software, new recruits can purchase an exclusive Starter Kit that includes My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories.

Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)

Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:
  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Sale-A-Bration is a great time for customers to become demonstrators.

  • New demonstrators can choose any retail stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs.
  • They get the Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+) for 15 percent off!
  • Those who are interested in photography, technology, or digital scrapbooking/crafting can order the Digital+ Starter Kit.
Joining Stampin' Up! is easier than ever, because you can join online.  Just click on over to my demo website: then click Start your Own Business!

My Recruiter Authorization Password is: glitterbees

Thanks for stopping by today and please let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Scrapbook Page (6" x 6")

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a 6x6 scrapbook page which is on my demo website:
• Happy Moments*

• Kraft card stock
• Old Olive card stock
• Pumpkin Pie card stock
• Rose Red card stock
• Whisper White card stock
• Bashful Blue textured card stock

• Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write® marker

• Sherbet Designer buttons
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Mat Pack
• Paper-piercing tool
• Scallop Trim Border punch**
• Crochet thread

*From 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog
**Available as a Sale-A-Bration reward

Thanks for stopping by today!


Just a reminder card clubs start NEXT MONTH . . . . now is the time to save your spot!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stamp Clubs!!!

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to invite you to join one of my stamp clubs.  New clubs start NEXT MONTH and there is room in both the 2nd Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of the month clubs.  Clubs meet at my home in Galesburg starting at 6:30.  Each club will run for 10 months so that everyone gets a chance to earn hostess only stamp sets and other hostess benefits.

Each month you'll stamp 5 cards using the latest stamps and accessories from Stampin' Up!  Step by step you'll learn new techniques and ideas.  Each month you are asked to purchase a minimum of $15 in Stampin' Up! products for yourself.

If you have a friend who would like to join she'll be warmly welcome.  Space is limited so call (343-9356) or e-mail ( today to save your spot.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mini Products Still Available for Purchase

Hi Stampers,

You may or may not have noticed that we've chosen to carryover several products from the Holiday Mini Catalog. This list of products (shown below) is available for purchase. In addition, these products will be available in the next Idea Book & Catalog.

As usual, there may be additional products from the Holiday Mini Catalog (not currently listed as write-in products) that also may appear in your next Idea Book & Catalog.

Item # Description Price

116794 Ornament punch $15.95

116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $5.95

116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint $5.95

116807 Platinum Shimmer Paint $5.95

116829 Décor Elements Blocks $9.95

116824 Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty $7.95

116821 Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers $29.95

116819 Stampin' Up! Table Setting Bigz XL die $42.95

116820 Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die $11.95

116823 Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry Details die $5.50

116822 Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die $42.95

118140 Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations Sizzlits die $5.50

118108 My Digital Studio $79.95

116519 Charming stamp set $19.95

Feel free to call or e-mail me at anytime to learn more about these products and/or to see a picture of them.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse


Before I forget today by 5pm is the RSVP deadline for the Sunny Day Stamp-a-Stack in Monmouth on Saturday, March 6th.  Click HERE for the details.

OK onto today's share.

I am so very excited to share with you a project I just finished last night.  It's my first Rag Quilt Purse with the Scallop Square die and I'm sure it won't be my last.  In fact I just went to JoAnn's yesterday and purchased some more fabric to make another bag. :o)

Isn't it so cute!!!

To make your own Rag Quilt Purse you'll need the Big Shot, Cutting Pads and Scallop Square Die.  For my project I only used two patterns of fabric plus a solid for the handles and closing strap.

First you'll want to cut out a bunch of fabric scallop squares. . . 38 to be exact using your Big Shot and Scallop Square Die.

You'll also cut 19 squares of batting (3-1/4 x 3-1/4) You will use 2 scallop squares and sandwich the batting inside.

Then take it to your sewing machine and stitch from corner to corner so you make an X.  If you look close you'll see my X in the picture below.

When you're done with your scallop squares you'll have a total of 19 "finished" squares. 

You'll want to lay your scallop squares out so that you can see how the pattern will layout.  Here I just did an alternating pattern.

After you have the scallops where you want them you'll sew them together making sure to leave your scallops on the outside.  You could also make a purse or a bag and put the scallops on the inside. . . it just all depends how you want your project to look.

Here's what my project looked like after I had all of my Scallop Squares stitched together. . . notice my "seams" are on the outside of my project.

The next step (and the step I didn't want to do it) was to make the handles and the closing strap.  The reason why I wasn't thrilled about doing them was having to stitch straight. (ick!)  You see with the Rag Quilt Purse you don't really have to worry about stitching straight because all of your "seams" are on the outside, so it hides your lines.  But with the handles and closing strap it's pretty noticeable especially when you pick a solid fabric like I did.

First I cut out my straps. . .  finished side is 1 x 24, but fabric was 2-1/4 x 24 and the closing strap was 1/2 x 12 but fabric was 2 x 12.  After putting a strip of batting (3/4 x 24) in each of the handles I tucked the excess fabric in (using lots of pins).  Then I took to my sewing machine and went very slow!!!

After I got my handles and closing strap stitched I stuck them into the top of my purse and stitched around the whole top taking care to backstitch over the handles and closing strap for extra support.  Before you stitch the top shut you'll want to sew your button on the front so that you can make sure your closing strap is the correct length.

You can always "dress-up" the outside of your purse by adding a quilted flower. . . here's my flower.

I almost forgot to mention after you have your project all put together go around and snip all of the scallops so that it will fray and look more like a Rag Quilt. . . you can even through it in the washing machine to speed up the frayed process.

OK  - Finally here is my finished project!!!  I'm not 100% sure if the flower will stay on or stay where it is. . . what's your opinion???  Keep it on, take it off, or move it and where?)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the project today!

- Georgia


Just a reminder cards clubs start the 2nd week in March. . . right now there is room in both the 2nd Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Call or e-mail me to save your spot today!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Scallop Square Big Shot Bag!!!

Hi Stampers,

I am so excited to share with you today the cute little bags I made on Friday.  To make a bag of your own you'll need the Big Shot and the Scallop Square Die.  Please note I am not the best with my sewing machine(yet), so don't look to close at my straight (or kinda straight) lines.  :o)

For this bag I used 8 scallop squares.  Four in the front and four in the back.  Below you'll see a picture of four of the scallops put together. I just used some fabric I had on hand, but I've went to JoAnn's and purchase some really cute fabric for my next bag.

The next picture is a close up of my bag put together.  I just love ruffle don't you?

And here is a picture of both bags all put together.  I thought starting with a small bag first would be easy, but it was actually kinda hard to get the fabric under the sewing machine.  My next bag is going to have at least 12 scallops on each side. . . I'm thinking that will be much better to work with on my machine.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep checking back as I'd like to share with you my next fabric project I'm working on.

Have a GREAT Sunday!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pillow Box Die

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a little gift I made my club members this month.  For this project I used the Pillow Box Bigz Die (113466 Price: $19.95).

Slip a little treat inside this petit pillow box or create a pocket full of posies. No matter what you do with this precious box, the recipient will love the amount of thought you put into it, even though it was a breeze to create.

■ To create pillow box, cut the die and fold along score marks. Adhere side of box using Sticky Strip for a firm hold, and fold ends of box in.

So here's what I came up with. :o)

And here it is again with a different strip of Designer Series Paper.

Some of the ladies couldn't get them open fast enough to get the chocolate out. :o)

Thanks for stopping by today!

p.s. I have been busy working on a project with fabric, sewing machine and my Big Shot!  Make sure you keep checking back. :o)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fabric Flowers

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a few fabric flowers that my mother and I made last fall.  I had totally forgot about them until I was digging for some fabric last night and found them.

For this project we used the Flower Folds Bigz XL Die (115970 Price: $42.95) and cut out a bunch of flowers in different sizes and colors.

They were then folded in half and hand stitched together.  A button was stitched in the middle and a pin can be stitched on the back so you can put it on your coat or bag.

Here is a better picture of a single flower.

You can use Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Flower Folds Bigz die to create multilayered, multicolor flowers, perfect for using as accents on scrapbook pages, cards, and gift boxes and bags. These flowers look beautiful as single flowers or layered.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Upcoming Events!

Saturday, March 6th 10AM - Sunny Day Stamp-a-Stack - RSVP by 2/22
Cost is $25 or $30 with envelopes and we are making 25 cards.
Location: The Well, 900 South Main Street, Monmouth

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fabric Quilt Square

Hi Stampers,

Fabric is one of the industry's hottest trends right now, and the best part is, you don't even need to be a seamstress to get in on the action! You can create gorgeous fabric accessories and home décor, all without ever touching a sewing machine. There are myriad of options for seamstresses and non-seamstresses alike, while Stampin' Up! does not sell fabric, many of their accessories will appeal to those who love creating with textiles. 

Today I'd like to share with you a Quilt Square that was created with the help of the Big Shot!
I've also created a new Fabric/Quilting Category, which you can find under Categories on the right side of this page. . . check it out to see what I've created using Fabric and my Big Shot!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Whimiscal Words (Sale-a-bration)

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you the final card club members are making this month at card club. . . . just a reminder that new clubs start NEXT MONTH and now is the time to sign up.  I have a few spots open in both the 2nd Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of the month card clubs. . . you can send me a message at for more information and/or to join.

OK onto stamping. :o)

Today's card uses the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Whimsical Words.

See the glitter on the candles!!!

Supplies Used
Stamp: Whimiscal Words (Sale-a-bration)
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits Dies, Movers & Shapers Curly Label XL Die, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Dimensional, Eyelet Boarder Punch and Curly Label Punch

I hope you like the sample today, and I had so much fun coming up with it.

Have a GREAT Wednesday!!!

Upcoming Events:

Tonight: Wednesday Card Club!!!

Saturday, March 6th 10AM - Sunny Day Stamp-a-Stack - RSVP by 2/22
Cost is $25 or $30 with envelopes and we are making 25 cards.
Location: The Well, South Main Street, Monmouth

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Madisyn's Banner

Hi Stampers,

I am very happy to share with you today a banner I made for Madisyn's 1st Birthday Party!!!  But before I do I wanted to remind you that Tuesday card club is TONIGHT!!!

Like I said this was Madisyn's first birthday, so the first banner read Happy 1st Birthday.

Sorry the picture above was so dark. . . here's a close up of the 1st and below you'll see the cupcakes. I thought the would make perfect spacers.

This banner was very long. . . I hope Madisyn's mom found a wonderful place to hang it. :o)

And the second banner was Madisyn, so that after the party was done it could be placed in Madisyn's bedroom.  Colors used are Pixie Pink, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.  I also used some designer paper from the Sunny Day scrapbook kit and my Big Shot to cut out butterflies.

Here is a close up of the M.

Accessories: Big Shot, Pennant Bigz XL Die, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Serif Essentials Bigz Alphabet Die Set, Simple Numbers Bigz Die, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies, Sliver Brads, Chunky Sprinkles, Chip Board, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today, and if you are in need of a custom banner contact me for a price quote.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Moments

Hi Stampers,

Well the fun in St. Louis continues. . . . yesterday we went up in the Arch and did the boat show.  Today I think we'll head to Mills mall and do some shopping.  There is talk of ice skating, but of  since I'm prego I guess I'll just watch and take pictures.

Today I have another card to share with you today that uses the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Happy Moments.  It also used the Sale-a-bration punch!!!

For this card I dug out my water color pencils and my aqua painter to color in the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vintage Labels

Hi Stampers,

Happy Valentine's Day!!!  My family is still in St. Louis for the weekend and today we're going to check out the boat show. :o)

Before we start out I wanted to make sure to post with you. . . here's another card club card for this month, and it uses the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Vintage Labels.

I love this new embossing folder which can be found in the occasions mini catalog, if you'd like to try it out and are not in my card club let me know and we'll get together. . .  I should also mention that the Designer Paper is the level one hostess paper pack.  Call or e-mail me to book your workshop!

Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Good Neighbors

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share another card club card with you.  I finally had a chance to CASE this card and I think it turned out wonderful.  What do you think?

Just a reminder card clubs are THIS coming week!!!

Have a GREAT weekend!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Very Vintage and Vintage Vogue

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd love to share with you the first card club members get to stamp next week.  You might think it looks familiar, than you're right.  I shared this card with you before, but it was in So Saffron.

This card uses the stamp set Vintage Voge (it's even clear-mount!) and jumbo wheel, Very Vintage.  Here I used Certainly Celery . . . lucky for me I had the matching 5/8" ribbon in my stash at home and a gold brad. :o)

Here are both cards. :o)

This is a card that would look awesome in many colors. . . I'm thinking Regal Rose. . . what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back tomorrow for another card club card.

- Georgia

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Moments

Hi Stampers,

We'll the weekend is almost here, and I have been trying to get ready. . . . for the second year in a row my family is off to St. Louis with friends for a long holiday weekend of shopping and the boat show.  I'm kinda scared this year, because I have a fear we'll come home with a boat.  Well we won't really come home with a boat because I'm making sure we take the car, but we might have to go back another weekend an pick up a boat. :o)

Since we are going to be gone all weekend, and card clubs are next week I have a lot of projects to plan and card stock to cut before I can go to bed Friday night. :o)  I have 2 of my 5 cards designed and cut, so I'm closer than I was last night.

For card club I am using Sale-a-bration sets, and stamps from the occasions mini catalog. . . one of the sets I want to use for club, but haven't yet is the Sale-a-bration set, Happy Moments.

Since I haven't designed my card yet, I'd like to share with you one I pulled from the Stampin' Up! website.

Colors used are: Basic Gray card stock, Old Olive card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Basic Black Craft Stampin' Pad, Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker, Certainly Celery Stampin' Write marker and Old Olive Stampin' Write marker

Accessories: Clear Stampin' Emboss powder , Old Olive 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sizzix Big Shot and Petals-O-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope to share with you some card club cards tomorrow and over the weekend.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blake's Preschool Valentines

***Update*** For some reason when I check my blog it defaults to this post. . . . click my banner above to pull up current post.  I'm not sure what's going on, but I have been posting each day!

Hi Stampers,

Tomorrow is Blake's Valentine's Day party at Preschool, and last night we finished up his Valentines to pass out to his friends.  Blake was such a big help punching out hearts. :o)

For this project we used a couple of stamp sets.  The bear is from Under the Stars.  The greeting on back is from Smarty Pants, and the Happy Valentine's Day is a retired stamp. (sorry)  As you can see we also stamped Blake's name, and that was just a one line personalized stamp I ordered for him.  Blake was so very excited to have his name on a stamp.  When I gave it to him he gave me a big hug and said thank you!

Colors used were: Whisper White, Real Red and Chocolate Chip.  Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Heart Treat Cups, Large Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Liquid Glue and Sticky Strip.  Oh. . . I also used my husband's stapler, because mine is MIA. :o(

So .  . . after all of that talk would you like to see Blake's Valentines?  Lucky for us we only needed to make 10 for his class, so the pack of 12 Heart Treat Cups worked out perfect with two extras. . . of course Blake wants one for himself.

I though you might enjoy a close up of the Heart Cup .  . . it was full of M&Ms.

And so that they didn't need to tear apart the card to get the candy out I punched a hole in the back piece of card stock.

When they pull the ribbon it also moves the Chocolate chip card stock, which lets the candy come out the backside. :o)

Thanks for stopping by today and if you don't have those Valentines done yet, don't worry . . . there is still time.

There is also time to order more of these Heart Cups.  Beside Valentine's Day they would be perfect for Weddings.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunny Day Samples

Hi Stampers,

Well I'm still sick, so I haven't had much time to stamp.  I did find out I was able to take a cough medicine, but it doesn't seem to be helping.  Needless to say I haven't had much time for stamping and I have so very much to get done this week.

So today I'd like to share with you a couple of the cards we'll be stamping at The Well on March 6th.  Click HERE to find out all of the details about this Sunny Day Fun make and take class.

Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to register for the make and take class.

Happy Stamping!