Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Roxie's Paper Creations - May Class Schedule

Please bring a class kit of adhesive, scissors and a bone folder with you to all events. Contact me to order your kit today!

Tuesday, May 11th, 7pm – 9pm RSVP

At this class, you’ll make 6 different cards using all new products from the Summer Mini catalogue.
COST: $15 for class or FREE with a $25 order placed that day.
(Demonstrators can attend for only $10)

Bring a guest I’ve never met and make an extra set of cards for FREE!
NEXT CLASSES: June 10, July 15

Tuesday, May 25th 7:00pm – 9:30pm RSVP - FULL

Join me for this class and make 10 beautiful cards fast using a unique One Sheet Wonder template. A One Sheet Wonder is a technique for using a single stamped sheet of cardstock cut into multiple pieces to create a quick-to-make set of cards, 3-D projects or scrapbook pages.

I’ll also be showing you how our versatile Medallion stamp can add interest and color with the Baby Wipe Technique. This set features rich colors that span the seasons making it a perfect set to use year round or give as a gift for any occasion.

COST: $40 with Medallion Stamp* included
$30 for class ONLY
(RSVP and class fee required by May 10th to allow enough time for order of stamps)
* If you already own the Medallion stamp, you can still pay $40 and pick another stamp set of the same value or less - $23.95

Monday May 31st, 7pm – 9pm RSVP

Join me for this scrapbooking class where we will complete 2 – 12x12 layouts that you can use for wedding, family or a special occasion photos! This month, we will be using stencils and some distressing techniques to give our pages a Vintage look.

COST: $20 for class or FREE with a $40 order placed that day

STAMP CLUB Reserve your spot!
Members needed to get a new club started!

Each month you will make 2-3 different projects, sometimes with a different technique or use of an accessory/tool.

COST: FREE with a minimum $35-$40 order placed that day.
To learn more about how YOU can join a stamp Club and get free catalogues, hostess benefits & merchandise, Email me!

Please note, an RSVP is required for all events – THANKS
*All classes will take place in my home in Barrhaven unless otherwise noted.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Simple Inspired by Nature Card Using Few Supplies

Here is one of the cards that we made at my monthly card class last Thursday.

I saw a similar card to this one on the web. I thought this was a fantastic way to show that you can make beautiful cards with only a few products. The image was stamped with Versamark which is a clear pigment ink that gives the effect of a watermark. I think that this is one item that you should own when you are just starting out. By having the Versamark, you then have a color of ink that matches any cardstock you have on hand.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature (#111656), Teeny Tiny Wishes (# 115370)
Cardstock: Dusty Durango
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Hemp twine, Mini library clips, Dimensionals, paper cutter, adhesive

Step by step instruction:

1. Cut a sheet of 8 ½ x 11 in half length wise to give you a piece that measures 8 ½ x 5 ½. Fold in half. This is our card base.

2. Cut another piece out of the same color of cardstock measuring 4 x 5 ¼ to use as your card front.

3. Ink your stamp in the Versamark, stamp it on the 4 x 5 ¼ piece of cardstock. I stamped the grass image first, then the flower image.

4. Distress the edges of the piece of cardstock using a distress tool (or do as I do, use your scissors!)

5. Wrap a piece of hemp twine around the piece of cardstock.

6. Stamp your sentiment on a strip of scrap cardstock. Trim as desired.

7. Adhere the strip with dimensional. Add mini library clip to end.

8. Adhere your card front to the base of the card.

For an added touch, I like to stamp the envelop as well. I like when things match! *smile*

Happy Friday!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Join me for a Scrapbook in a Day Class!

Join me in a fun day of Scrapbooking on Saturday, May 15th, 2010!

See all the details below...

(Click on the picture to enlarge)

Hope you can come! It will be so much fun...
Bring a friend I've never met and get a gift from me!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Simple card...using the basics!

With all of the great products such as paper punches, die cutters, embellishments such as brads, buttons, ribbon and so much more, we forget about the basics.  You can make beautiful cards using stamps, ink and paper.  This is what we call a SIP card!

Here is a card I designed for Melissa's card class with her work colleagues. 

She wanted a card that was quick, easy but still pretty! I think we succeeded in showing new stampers that everyone can stamp, whether you are crafty or not : )

Stamps: Circle Circus, Well Scripted
Cardstock: Kraft, Ruby Red, Ivory Naturals
Ink: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Paper Cutter, Snail Adhesive

Now if you wanted to step this card up a little, you could easily do that by adding a few embellishments.  Circle punches are great punches to own, especially when working with a stamp set such as Circle Circus.  To add some dimension to this card, I stamped the smaller circle in Ruby Red classic ink on Ruby Red cardstcok and then punched it out with a 3/4" circle punch.  I then popped them up by using some dimensionals. Add a little Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and voila!


Stamps: Circle Circus, Well Scripted
Cardstock: Kraft, Ruby Red, Ivory Naturals
Ink: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Paper Cutter, Snail Adhesive, dimensionals, 3/4" Circle Punch,
1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon,

If you would be interested in introducing stamping to your friends or work colleagues, email me to get more information on hosting a private class or workshop.

Everyone who books one in April or May gets to pick a FREE stamp set out of my booking bucket! Act fast before all the dates, and stamps sets, are gone!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Heartfelt Words Delivered in Beautiful Spring Cards

For those of you who know me personally, you already know that these last few months have been trying for my family.  Sickness has been in our house since November.  Stomach flu, cold flu, ear name it, we got it this winter...multiple times!  It's been hard on the kids, especially my 18 month old, but we knew that it would run its course and be done.
Then two weeks ago, my wonderful father-in-law passed away unexpectantly.  The hardship of the past few months now seemed minimal compared to this.  As you can imagine, his passing has been very difficult for all of us.  We are finding comfort in all the wonderful memories that we shared with him to help us get through these difficult times.  I want to thank my family, friends as well as my customers for their kind thoughts and words of encouragement.  *Hugs*

For obvious reasons, I have not stamped in a while but did want to share some beautiful hand made cards I received.

This card is from my wonderful friend Tracie.  She made these beautiful tulips using the XL Bird Punch from the Occasions mini catalogue.  Isn't that clever!? I don't know who came up with the idea initially but these tulips have been all over the web. Some in bouquets, some in vases... all very cute!

This card was made by the sweet Marlayne.  The Medallion stamp is one of my go-to stamps.  It is so versatile that you can use it for everything!  Check out my class schedule for details on an upcoming class this month, using the Medallion stamp.

I plan on spending some much needed time in my stamp space tonight.  It is my therapy of choice *smile*

I hope to share some of my own projects with you soon : )
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stampin' Up! Color Renovation Coming soon!

Stampin' Up! announced that they would be making changes to their color families beginning with the release on July 1 of the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

A total reorganization into 40 Stampin' Up! Core Colors in four color collection: Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles. There will be 10 colors in each collection!

I am so excited that Stampin’ Up! is bringing back some previous In Colors as part of the new Core Colors (past & present).
Here are the ones that made the cut: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi.

My favourite returning In Color!? Baja Breeze! What’s yours?

Here is a chart with the 4 Color Collections:
Brights Collection: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red

Neutrals Collection: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Regals Collection: Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy

Subtles Collection: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron

See some new color names that you didn’t recognize on there? Well, that’s because Stampin’ Up! will also be introducing five new Core Colors: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist

Also note that Kraft is being renamed Crumb Cake (now part of the Neutrals Collection) and will have a coordinating stamp pad and marker. Woohoo!!!


Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Going Gray, Green Galore, Handsome Hunter, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Only Orange, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Summer Sun, Taken with Teal, Yoyo Yellow

2010-2011 IN COLORS: 5 new In Colors will be introduced with the Idea Book & Catalogue in July. The new In Colors will be available for 2 years! Starting next year, there will be a total of 10 In Colors with five rotating out and five rotating in every year.

HOT NEW ITEMS: Watch for details on new color kits, Stampin' Up! markers for all Core Colors (including former In Colors and the newest colors), expansion of colors for Stampin' Pastels and Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an awesome Color Coach tool that will make color selection better than ever!

I just wanted to share this super-exciting news with you!! Hope you are as excited as I am!

Leave me a comment to let me know what you think!  And stay tuned for more information, sneak peaks of new colors and much more!!!!