Saturday, July 31, 2010

Word Play ~ Day 2

Hi Stampers,

I have another sample to share with you today that uses the stamp set, Word Play.  I wanted to make a very simple and quick card and here's what I came up with...

Colors used are: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.  I also used the circle punch, scallop circle punch and Basic Rhinestones

After I put this card together I wish I would have ran the base of the card through the Big Shot with an embossing folder.  Which embossing folder would you used?

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Word Play ~ Day 1

Hi Stampers,

Over the next several days I will be sharing with you cards I made using the AWESOME stamp set, Word Play!
An image is worth a thousand words—but these words have quite a bit to say themselves. With some font-tastic emphasis and a few images mixed in, they’ll express your feelings in a big way with maximum meaning on scrapbook pages, cards, tags, and more. Available both in wood-mount $41.95 and clear-mount $28.95.

I have plans of showing you a card sample for each and everyone of the stamps above.  I have a pretty good start as stamped 9 (NINE!!!) cards yesterday!!!  I can't believe I had so much time in my stamp room!!!  Callie Ann took a good nap and Blake was busy with the Wii!

So. . . . here is the first card sample for you.

What do you think?  I love making Onesies and I thought this phrase (So worth the wait) was the perfect fit.  You can see I added two Basic Rhinestones (119246 $4.95) to the card.

After I traced my pattern and cut it out I used my 1-1/4" circle punch to make the leg and neck holes.  Then I used my scallop circle punch and 1-1/4" circle punch to make the scallops.  I also used the new 2-3/8" Scallop circle punch for the center of my card. 

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back tomorrow for another Word Play sample.

- Georgia

***Upcoming Event***

Tuesday, August 3 ~ Georgia's Birthday Sale!!! 
Check out this blog on 8/3 for details!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

We Like Demonstrators

Hi Stampers,

The past few days I have not been able to get into my stamp room. . . Rocky was in the process of putting up a fan for me. . . we he finished last night and I can't wait to get in there to stamp today!

For today's share I'd like to show you a little video that was done at Stampin' Up!'s home office.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion

Dates: July 27-August 31, 2010


Hostesses will receive an additional $25 in hostess free merchandise dollars when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more!

Things to Remember:
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $25 in hostess free merchandise on any regular catalog/mini catalog merchandise.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $50 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $25 in additional free hostess dollars.
Call or e-mail me to book your workshop!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hi Stampers!

Yesterday I just found out that the first 50 customers to register for the August 14th Stamp Fair will receive a nifty bag from convention!  A few of the demonstrators who attended convention had fun getting them into their bags for the trip home.  I remember the first year I attended convention . . . I bought so much I had to UPS it home!  And last year I had to get a box from SU and I used it as my 2nd check bag on the flight home.  Thank goodness Rocky drove to Chicago to pick me up.  Otherwise it would have been very hard getting myself to the train station and getting home.

Since I didn't attend this year I still wanted to share some pictures with you, so I pulled these from Stampin' Up!'s Facebook page.

Here is a picture of the Memento Mall . . . this is where the bags came from!

Demonstrators are getting a "taste" of new products in the Product Cafe.

This next picture is of the Main Stage area!  This is where the demonstrator gather to hear messages from Shelli Gardner (CEO and Co-founder of SU) and other VIPs.

And another!

And last but not least . . . here is the make and take area!

As of right now I plan on going to convention next year . . . if you'd like to go with me and have a BLAST all you have to do is join the Stampin' Up! family!  Contact me for all of those details!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just Believe

Hi Stampers,

Just a few days ago Stampin' Up! held their annual convention.  I was able to attend the last two years, but with having a new baby I wasn't able to attend this year.  Each year at convention they prepare make and take projects for the demonstrators to stamp while there.  This year one of the stamp sets they used was, Just Believe!

You are going to love stamping with this set.  Here's a picture of the stamp set.

Abundant with striking silhouettes of blossoms and stems, this set includes a wonderful variety of elements, including greetings and embellished frames, for putting an elegant touch on any kind of project. If you just love floral silhouettes, this truly is a must have for your stamp collection simply for all the possibilities it gives you for creating distinctive accents. Available both in wood-mount and clear-mount.

Since I wasn't able to attend convention I have been web surfing looking at other demonstrator's websites who were there.  Patty Bennett posted some pictures of the make and takes they made, so I decided to case one of them.

Here's my card. . . What do you think?

I used Night of Navy Card Stock, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Wild Wasabi!  Using my markers I colored the silhouette and then stamped. To finish the card I attached the button with a glue dot.  This week one special customer is going to find this card in her mail box. :o)

If you'd like to order this stamp set just let me know.  Wood Mount is $33.95 and Clear Mount is $25.95.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

My Digital Studio!

Hi Stampers,

Do you like the new layout of my blog?  My husband, Rocky, was watching a movie last night and I decided to take that time to play with my blog. :o)

Have you had a chance to play with your copy of the My Digital Studio software???  I haven't played with mine since I made Callie Ann's birth announcements, but last night I decided it was time to make a new blog header and in a few minutes I had one done and ready to add to my blog.

I wanted to use one of the new colors that I downloaded for free in the MDS update from Stampin' Up!

What do you think?  The "stamped" image is from the Upsy Daisy stamp set and the main color is Cajun Craze.  I'd love to see what you are making with your copy of the My Digital Studio . . just send me an e-mail!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sweet Scoops

Hi Ladies!

Just a reminder to register for the Stamp Fair by August 1st.  Click HERE for the details!

Today I'd like to share with you a card sample using a stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog, Sweet Scoops.  This card was made by my up-upline Julie S.  Thanks for sharing it with my Julie.  I can't wait to create my own!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a chance to enjoy an ice cream cone today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 23, 2010

August is a GREAT time to be a hostess!!!

Hi Ladies,

Going on right now is the 2010 Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I am so very sad that I didn't get to go this year.  It just wasn't possible with having a baby 7 weeks ago.

However, I do have ears in Utah.  Starting July 27th to August 31st, all workshops order over $350 will qualify you, the hostess, for a bonus $25 to spend that's a total of $65 in FREE merchandise!

I have limited dates in August, so call or e-mail today to schedule your workshop!

Happy Stamping!

p.s Garage Sale TODAY and TOMORROW 8-Noon (789 Jefferson Street, Galesburg).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blake's Sign

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a sign Blake made (with a little help from me).  You see Friday and Saturday from 8-Noon we are having a yard sale at our home (789 Jefferson St., Galesburg) and Blake has asked many times to have a lemonade stand.  I thought this would be the perfect time for him to have one without having him sit by the road.

We used a retired alphabet stamp set to stamp the words and the Tart and Tangy stamp set for the lemons.  Of course Blake LOVES the Big Shot so we cranked out a scallop circle and numbers to make the price sign.  I used the bottom of the #5 to make the cents sign and then just glued a little strip of card stock though it.

Here's Blake with his sign and if you're out and about in tomorrow or Saturday stop by and say hi.  I know Blake would love to serve you a glass of lemonade or a cookie!

Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Items Currently Unavailable

As a reminder, the following items from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog are currently unavailable:

Watercolor Wonder Crayons: All Watercolor Wonder Crayons have been delayed due to a relocation of the supplier. We will let you know as details become available on this product from the supplier.

119802 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Subtles

119803 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Regals

119804 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Brights

119805 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Neutrals

120949 - Watercolor Wonder Crayons, New Color Kit

Punch Caddies: As noted on page 200 of the catalog, our Punch Caddy storage containers will be coming soon. We will share more information with you on this product as it becomes available.

121053 - Punch Caddy S, M, L

121055 - Punch Caddy L

121056 - Punch Caddy XL

121054 - Punch Caddy Borders & Corners

Stampin' Pastels: Due to a development issue from the supplier, the new Stampin' Pastels have been delayed. They will be available soon, however, so watch for additional information.

120962 - Stampin' Pastels

120963 - Stampin' Pastels, New In Color

Rub-Ons: We have experienced quality problems with our new Rub-Ons, and the following Rub-Ons are not currently available.

119250 - Rub-Ons, Bday Party

119249 - Rub-Ons, Holly & Jolly

118760 - Rub-Ons, Play Date

We will keep you updated in the coming weeks on the status of these products, and when they will be available for order.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Word Play with Elegant Lines

Hi Stampers,

Today I have a very simple and quick card to share with you.  I used the Word Play stamp set along with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.

You could really place the Thanks a Million many places on this card, but I wanted to show you as much of the embossing as I could!

Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Word Play

Hi Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was spent camping at the lake with family.  Thank goodness we have AC in the camper, otherwise it would have been way to hot for Callie Ann.

Here are a couple of pictures of the kids this weekend.

As you can guess I didn't have time to stamp this weekend, but I do have a card sample to share with you that uses the stamp set, Word Play.

An image is worth a thousand words—but these words have quite a bit to say themselves. With some font-tastic emphasis and a few images mixed in, they’ll express your feelings in a big way with maximum meaning on scrapbook pages, cards, tags, and more. Available both in wood-mount and clear-mount.

I used markers to color the image at the top, and the builder wheels to create the images above and below the ribbon.
If you have questions, please ask!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink

Hi Stampers,

Have you noticed the new Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in the catalog???  I love it when Stampin' Up! had new products for us.  You can bet I ordered me a bottle, but I haven't had time to use it yet.  I picked the Silver Fox, which is shown below.

Pearlized accent ink draws attention to your creativity. Simply paint on a lustrous accent anywhere you need it.  I'm thinking it will work great with our stencils and you can also use it with the embossing folders to color in spots you want to accent. . . what do you think?
Thanks for stopping by today!
p.s. Have you registered for the stamp fair yet???

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Callie Ann's Brag Book - Part 2

Hi Stampers,

As I mention yesterday I'm back today to share more pages from Callie Ann's Brag Book.  Also the pages I am sharing with you today use a new embellishment from the Stampin' Up! catalog. . . Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246 Price: $4.95.

Jewels are just as magical in papercrafting as in fashion. Add a pearl here, a rhinestone there, and your projects take a subtle step up. With our rhinestone basic jewels, it’s easy to add a touch of class to your projects in an instant.

• Small, self-adhesive rhinestones
• 150 rhinestones per package; 50 each of 3 sizes (3 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm)
• Each package also includes three 2-5/8" strips of connected rhinestones, perfect for borders
Below are a couple of pages from Callie Ann's book.  The first page below is the first page in Callie Ann's book, and the second picture is one of a two page layout.

You'll notice that I just stuck 3 rhinestones here and there to add some bling.

And did you read above that you can also get them in pearls too! :o)

Let me know if you'd like to order some Rhinestones or Pearls!

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Callie Ann's Brag Book

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a few scrapbook pages from Callie Ann's Brag Book.  (A brag book is a 6x6 scrapbook and you can make it quick so you can "brag" about something.)  Callie Ann's book will be a scrapbook she can look at of family and friends who came to visit her in the first few weeks of her life.  I made one for Blake and enjoy looking at it with him . . . especially since some of the great-grandparents have passed on since his birth.  Having a picture of them holding Blake is a nice way to remember them and teach Blake about his family.

I'm using one of the scrapbook kits from the Stampin' Up! catalog to make Callie Ann's Brag Book.  The first thing I did was take the 12x12 sheets of textured card stock and designer series paper and cut them into 6x6 squares.  (I did this so that I didn't have to cut paper for each page. . . it was already ready!)

I think scrapbooks look nice when you open it up and both pages match, so here's my two page layout.

Below is another simple two page layout

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have questions, please ask and check back tomorrow for a few more pages from Callie Ann's Brag Book.

- Georgia

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stamp Fair

Hi Stampers,

Just a reminder . . . don't forget to register for the stamp fair.  Session 1 is filling up fast.  Click HERE for all of the details.  This is an event I put on with other demonstrators and everyone always has so much fun!  Below are some pictures from the stamping bash in 2008.

Everyone LOVES the stamp store. . .

and the demonstrations are AWESOME!

Hope you can join us!

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tart & Tangy and Occasional Quotes

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share with you a card club members made last night and will make tonight.  It makes me want to go to the freezer and get a snack!

This card uses the stamp sets Tart & Tangy and Occasional Quotes.  It also uses the new In-Color Poppy Parade!

The "bite" was made using the new 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  And what do you think of the new In-Color ribbon???  Here's a close-up below.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Thanks for stopping by today!

FYI - Wednesday's club is tonight!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MDS - downloads

Did you know that you can get the new colors from the color renovation FREE for My Digital Studio? They’re easy to get. Just follow the link below to download and install the updates!

Awash with Flowers

Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share a very simple two-step stamping card, which uses the new stamp set, Awash with Flowers.  You might remember this stamp set, because it was one you could get before the new catalog came out.

I cased this layout, but I can't remember where. . . . sorry!

This card also uses the All Holiday stamp set and the following colors: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Whisper White and Basic Black.  The only tool I used was my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s.  Tuesday card club is TONIGHT . . . Wednesday is Tomorrow!  See you soon!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Protecting Your Beautiful Wings Die

Hi Stampers,

This was just released from the home office, and I wanted to make sure I share it with you!

Protecting Your Beautiful Wings Die

When you use the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, be sure to run the die through the Big Shot so that the hinge is opposite the Big Shot handle. This will help protect the hinge. Also, make sure that you are using tab 1 when you use the multipurpose platform.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Reminder: Card Clubs are this week!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rett's Card

Hi Stampers,

A couple of months ago I participated in a Demonstrator Business Builder Program though Stampin' Up!  I was assigned a personal trainer from Stampin' Up! to help build my business and his name was Rett.

Rett would sent me training e-mails as well as call me to see how I was doing with my business.  He had great ideas, and even though my training has ended we still keep in contact.

I shared with you the announcement I made using My Digital Studio to announce Callie Ann's birth, and I also shared it with Rett.

Well a few days ago I received a card in the mail from Rett.  How sweet is that?  Today I'd like to share that card with you.

I think it would be awesome to work at Stampin' Up!'s home office  . . . the people seem so loving.  Thanks for the awesome card Rett and thanks for caring!

Have a GREAT day and I hope you find a little time to get some ink on your fingers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sweet Scoops

Hi Stampers,

Have you looked at the Summer Mini Catalog lately???  Well Sweet Scoops is one of the stamp sets you can find in there, and it is also the stamp set I decided to use today.

Do you like the "texture" at the bottom of the card?  I did that using my crimper.  The paper crimper is one of those tools I have not had out for a while, and I'm glad I pulled it out for this card.  I think it really adds to the card. . . what do you think?

You can find the Crimper on page 198 of the new catalog.  It is $19.95 and worth every penny!

If you have any questions, or if you'd like to order the Crimper, please let me know!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

August Stamp Fair

I am very pleased to invited you to the 2010 Stamp Fair.  Please note that space is limited in each session, so if you are able to come e-mail me at and let me know which session you will be attending. Thanks!!!

Date: Saturday, August 14th

Times: Session I: 9am-Noon or Session II: 1pm – 4pm
(Choose a session that works best for you. The same activies will be at each session.)

Location: Knox County Agri Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Rd. Galesburg, IL 61401

Enjoy a girl’s day out with STAMPIN’ UP FUN!!!

Bring your choice of adhesive and scissors.

There will be:
Fun projects to make!
Ordering specials!
Demonstrations using new tools!
Retired Stamp Store: all marked low!
Lots of samples from our new 2010-11 Catalog!
My Digital Studio training!

Cost: Pre-registered guests: $15
At the door: $20 (limited number available)

Pre-registration Deadline: Sunday, August 1st

---------------------Detach and mail----------------
Name: _______________________Session 1 or 2______

Name: _______________________Session 1 or 2_______

Total Enclosed $ ____________ Make Check Payable to: Georgia Caulkins

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

For Additional Info: email: or Georgia (309) 343-9356

Hope you can make it!

Because I Care

Hi Stamper,

Today I'd like to share with you another card I made using the Level 1 Hostess stamp set, Because I Care.

When I was making this card I had 3 things I wanted to do.  The first thing was to use the new stamp set, Because I Care.   The second thing was to use new color card stock, so I picked Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso.  And the third thing I wanted to do was to keep it simple, so I decided just to do a few layers and skip the embellishments.

So here is my New Stamp Set, New Color and Very Simple Card. . .

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, and let me know if you'd like to get this stamp set for free by having a workshop!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flight of the Butterfly

Hi Stampers,

Today I have a few card samples to share with you from a past StampAttic's meeting.  These cards use the stamp set, Flight of the Butterfly along with many accessories. 

Sorry, but I'm not sure which demonstrator brought these samples. . . if it was you send me an e-mail and I can give you credit for your creation(s).

Before I go . . . just a reminder . . . card clubs are NEXT WEEK!!  Club letters will go out today or tomorrow!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Level 1 Hostess Set ~ Because I Care

Hi Stampers,

Have you had a chance to look at the hostess stamp sets yet?  I love how Stampin' Up! has card samples in the catalog that goes with each stamp set.  Yesterday I decided to case once of the level 1 cards.

Remember you can get the hostess sets for FREE when you host a workshop and your sales reach the level.

This card uses the Because I Care stamp set.

Anytime you think of a loved one and either the exciting or difficult things in life they are experiencing, it’s the perfect time to let them know you care. Make it extra special with a handmade card. Our Because I Care set was designed specifically with taking advantage of the opportunities to express caring thoughts in mind. Available both in wood-mount and clear-mount. Also available in Spanish and in French.

And here is my card I cased.

Colors on this card are Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Ridinghood Red and Cherry Cobbler.

It was nice to get to my stamp room yesterday, and I hope to get there again very soon!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tropical Party

Hi Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend.  We spent a lot of time outside playing in the yard and we saw fireworks both Saturday and Sunday night and Blake LOVED it and Callie Ann slept, which was GREAT!  I really feel we made some great memories with Blake this weekend. . . especially when he and daddy slept outside in the tent Friday night. :o)

I did get a picture of the kids this weekend.  I can't believe Callie Ann is 1 month old already!  I need to start on her scrapbook!!!

Time is going fast, and Fall will be here before we know it.  For most of us, summer is as close as we get to the luxuriously balmy weather of the tropics. But you can make the most of what you have with our Tropical Party set.

You can create an atmosphere of lazy breezy days on the beach and in the surf with these island flora and fauna. And why not throw in a piƱa colada while you’re at it! Use this set—along with our coordinating Island Oasis Designer Series paper—to bring paradise on earth to your summer parties and to your scrapbook pages commemorating a recent trip to a lush locale. Available in wood-mount and clear-mount. Tropical Party (118515) Price: $17.95

Below you'll see a sample using this stamp set.  Nancy was kind enough to share it with me. :o)  Just a reminder Tropical Party is in the Summer Mini Catalog, so you'll want to get it soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Color Coach

Hi Stampers and Happy 4th of July!!!

Today I'd like to share the NEW Color Coach with you!  With the array of exclusive colors Stampin' Up! offers, sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose a main color, not to mention accent colors.

But choosing colors for your projects shouldn't be stressful - it should be fun!  That's where our Color Coach can help. 
Color Coach (121620) Price: $14.95

Let this coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity. Whether you want a quick reference of all colors in a collection, a card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations, this swatch book Is for you!

■ Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener
■ Includes color theory cards and individual color swatch cards
■ On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors
■ Card size: 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"

The Color Coach makes it easy for you to put together custom color schemes that help you express your creativity. 

When you get the Color Coach I suggest you read the white information pages that come with it.  They really help to explain Basic Color Principles.

If you have questions about the Color Coach, or if you'd like to see mine before you order yours just let me know.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweet Scoops

Hi Stampers,

With the excitment of the new catalog I don't want you to forget about the Summer Mini Catalog. . . . one of the stamp sets I LOVE from this mini is Sweet Scoops.  Below are a couple of card samples that Nancy shared with me a few weeks ago.

Thanks for sharing Nancy!  I can't wait to made these myself.  AND thanks to you for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!