Saturday, July 23, 2011

GAB #25 - Rock n' Roll!

Happy Saturday!!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! Today is a very special yet difficult day for my family. My grandmother, Joanne, passed away 2 years ago (08/28) after a 2 year battle against Ovarian Cancer.

Today marks her 70th Birthday.

She was a very special person in my life and I'll never forget everything she was and did! She was such a kind and strong woman.

So... I made my card for the GAB Technique Challenge - Rock n' Roll, in honor of my Grandmother!

Come join us at Gimme a Break Challenges this week! We'd love to see what you come up with!

Stampin' Hugs!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Touch of Kindness


I've been busy prepping card kits for some customers who were unable to attend the
July Stamp a Stack this month so I thought I'd share a card with you all from the class!

This Card was made using the Touch of Kindness set from the Summer Mini catalog. If you would like to order the July SAS card kit shoot me an email at and I'll send you details!

All kits are cut and prepped for you to put them together upon arrival! A step by step PDF tutorial including photos of each card is also included in your kit cost!

I'm off to prep materials for the first Christmas class (series of 3) being held on July 30th. If you're in the Phoenix area and would like to attend there are a couple seats available! Again, email me at ! Live out of state or unable to make it? No problem! Email me and I'll prep a kit for ya!!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Doily Thanks!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a TERRIFIC weekend! So many of my demo friends were away at Convention this past weekend and I lived it through all of their wonderful blog Convention updates and by following the Stampin' Up! Facebook Fan Page. (There's even sneak peaks at the new Holiday Mini coming up in September!)

My parents took Caiden this weekend so Cullen and I had a little break on Saturday and enjoyed our day! We went to Coldstone for dessert that evening and oh my GOODNESS did that Peanut Butter Cup Perfection hit the spot!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE peanut butter and chocolate! Maybe that's why I'm not losing weight??? HAHA!

Today's share is a thank you card we made at our June Hostess Club Meeting earlier this month. I just LOVE this set and the new In Colors! Leave me a comment and let me know what ya think!

Interested in earning FREE product?!? Join my hostess club! Whether you're near or far we would LOVE for you to join in on the fun and freebies!! Contact me today for more details!

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Kind Thanks
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by!!! Be sure to check back soon for some more inspiring ideas!


Friday, July 15, 2011

GAB #24 - New Stuff Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by to see my "new stuff" creation for Gimme a Break Challenges! If you haven't joined us before or yet this week we would LOVE to have you play along with us!

I made this card using 2 NEW products from the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog! Have you got your copy yet? If not EMAIL me!

The new product I used on this card is a stamp set called Under the Big Top and our new Stripes embossing folder! The first thing I thought when I saw this EF was CIRCUS! So when I found the new Under the Big Top stamp set I knew this combination was EXACTLY what I wanted!!

Stamps: Under the Big Top
Ink: StazOn Black, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Pacific Point, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Pacific Point
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stripes EF, Petal Cone Die Cut, Big Shot, Rhinestones

We are currently accepting applications for new Design Team members for August - December! Please email us at if you would like to be a part of our team!!

Thanks again for stopping by! Be sure to link your project using something NEW or something you haven't used in a while to GAB by Thursday July 21st!


Sunday, July 3, 2011

2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Product Shares!!

The NEW Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog is now available!

There are many new stamps, designer papers, colors, embellishments, ribbons, and more! if you're like me, you want it all! Very few of us can purchase our entire wish list at once!

That's why I'm offering shares for some of the items in the new catalog. Shares are a great way to get a sampling of the new products at a fraction of the cost. I do all of the work - ordering, cutting, packaging and shipping ... and you will enjoy receiving a variety of new products now! You can purchase all, some, or one of the shares. Order as many as you like!

DESIGNER PAPER SHARE. Includes 102 - 6" x 6" designer paper sheets from the 16 packs found on pgs. 183-186 (excluding paper stacks on pg. 186) in the new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. Each designer paper pack will be divided among eight participants. $27.99

From pages 194 and 195 of the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. Five participants per group. All ribbons are wrapped and packaged for your convenience.

3/8" Ruffled Ribbon. Includes 5 new In Colors, 2 yards each: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder. $12.99

1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon.
Includes 5 continuing In Colors, 3 yards each: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade. $11.99

1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
Includes 11 colors, 2 yards each: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi. $24.99

3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
Includes 10 colors, 2 yards each: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White. $16.99

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
Includes 10 colors, 2 yards each: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla. $13.99

1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon.
Includes 7 colors, 2 yards each: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Very Vanilla. $12.99

1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon.
Includes 10 colors, 2 yards each: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Tangerine Tango. $18.99

To Order Email me at

Include the following:
your name
your e-mail address
your shipping address
your phone number(s)
detailed summary of your order

I will then send you a Paypal invoice via e-mail.
I will order the paper packs and ribbon for the shares as soon as groups of eight for designer paper and groups of five for ribbon are complete (you will be added to a group when I receive your Paypal payment).

Backorders and shipping time from Stampin' Up! to me are out of my control, but you can trust that the cutting, sorting, and mailing will be turned around as efficiently as humanly possible on my end.

SHIPPING:*Designer Paper Shares will be shipped via USPS Flat Rate Priority.
*Ribbon Shares will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail.
Shipping for share orders will be charged as follows:
 - 1 dp share: $5
 - 1 ribbon share: $2
 - 2 or more dp shares: $10
 - 1 dp share + any quantity of ribbon shares: $5
 - 2 or more DP shares + any quantity of ribbon shares: $10.00

I can only ship within the U.S. 

NEW!!! Snow Much Fun!

Tell me this isn't the CUTEST snowman you've ever seen?!

I just LOVE him!!

This card was made for a recent hostess club gathering. Usually we focus on a specific technique every month but I wanted to let them ink up some new stamps so we used the snowman!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

GAB Challenges & DT Calling!

Hey Everyone!

I'm posting today without a sample as I have an invite to you all!

I own the Gimme a Break Challenge Blog, started in February this year, and we are currently looking for new Design Team members to join us!

I've posted all details below. Please apply if you're interested!

August is coming up soon and it'll be time to introduce some new DT members! We would LOVE to have you on our team! The term you're applying for will run from August - December.

The GAB challenge blog will be going to a Stampin Up! exclusive DT as of our August 6th challenge so please read the requirements listed below.

Design Team Members:
Must comment on submissions for each challenge
Must create a scrapbook page, card or 3D item for each challenge
Must use Stampin' Up Products for their DT projects
Please include the following in your email
Your Name
Blog Address
Attach 4 samples of your current work
Send your email to by July 18th to be considered. (Subject: Aug-Dec DT)

New DT members will be announced with the challenge on July 30th.

Thank you!

Courtney and the GAB Team

Friday, July 1, 2011

It's HERE!

The moment you've all been waiting for is here!

The 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog is now LIVE!

Take a look at all the NEW stuff HERE 

Place an order of $50 or more with me and pick a square on my 50/50 board! Once all 50 squares are filled, I will draw a number and the name on that square will win $50 in product of their choice! You can find more details HERE!

Have you been thinking about becoming a demonstrator?

You won't want to miss out on this month's promotion!

You can join today for only $99!!!

Click HERE for more information!