Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Teacher's Gift and Card

Today I want to show you the gift we got for Owen's teacher. I know that I have posted a similar card HERE, but I wanted to show you how you can get inspiration for colors in different places such as magazines, home decor, or in this case, fabric.

I found this beautiful silk scarf, which I knew Owen's teacher would absolutely love, and wanted to purchase a cute gift bag to put it in. The color of the scarf is very similar to Stampin' Up! Kraft (newly named Crumb Cake). While walking around Indigo, I saw this lunch bag that was Very Vanilla with Cameo Coral, Crumb Cake and So Saffron. 
On the way home, I was already thinking of what I would do for the card.   I remembered that I had some retired SU designer paper called Walk in the Park that had a patterned sheet of Cameo Coral.  I also thought that the Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set (2009-2010 Hostess level 3 set) would be perfect for it!  Here is the card close up...

Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts (in French)
Ink: Cameo Coral
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Paper: Bella Bleu, Walk in the Park (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (available July 1st), Top Note Bigz Die, dimensionals, Lots of Tags sizzlits, Scallop edge punch, 1/16" hand held punch, paper cutter, snail adhesive

I apologise for the quality of the pictures..I still need to learn about lighting....apparently *wink*

So what do you think!? Next time you are looking for inspiration, pick up a magazine, look at the art that is in your home or go into your closet.  I bet you will be inspired : )

Wishing you all a great day!

P.S. Don't forget that today is the last day to order from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue.  I will be placing an order later this evening.  If there are some retiring stamps sets or accessories that you want, get them before they are gone forever! Email me your order before 6pm (EST).  I can deliver to anywhere in Canada.  To see the Last Chance lists, click here and here.  To Shop Now, click HERE.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Seasons of Friendship Class - Spaces Still Available!

If you have missed the deadline to sign up for this class, no worries!  I have 2 spots left and you can still register : )
Choose the class only option for $20 or the class with the Seasons of Friendship stamp set for $45.

Here are 2 of the cards we will be making;

I also have 3 spots left for the Last Chance Card Class.  See all the details HERE!

Don't forget, only 5 days left to shop from the retiring list of Stamps, Accessories & Decor Elements. Click HERE to shop now!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Last Chance Card Class Samples

Good Monday to all! I hope that you have all had a fabulous weekend celebrating the wonderful dads and husbands in your lives : )

Today I am sharing some samples from my Last Chance Class.  At this class, we will be using stamps sets and accessories that will be retiring on June 30th. 

Please note that this class has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 29th from 7pm to 9pm.  There are still 3 spots left so if you live in the Ottawa area, email me to sign up.  The cost is $15 or FREE with a $25 order.  We would love to have you stamp with us!

Here are 2 of the cards we'll be making;

Retiring products used:
Congrats Card:
Four Squares stamp set
Bermuda Bay cardstock & Stampin' write marker

Welcome, little one Card:
Nursery Necessities stamp set
Striped Grosgrain ribbon in Old Olive and Bashful Blue
Real Red Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon
1/4 grosgrain ribbon in Bashful Blue & So Saffron
Brocade Blue cardstock
Jumbo Alphabet Wheel*
*sold out

Can't make it to the class but would like to order some retiring products!?  You still have 8 days! Click on Last Chance List on the right hand side to see what is still available. Then click on the SHOP ONLINE 24/7 on the right hand side of my blog and place your order.  You can also email me or call 613-800-2117 to place your order.  Place a $25 order or more and I will mail you the 5 completed cards : )

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Good 'til the Last Scrap" Card Class Sample & Catalogue Pre-order

Hi folks!

I received my new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue in the mail on Friday and was inspired by one of the beautiful cards on the cover for one of my classes this week.  My "Good 'til the last scrap" class on Wednesday, June 16th will teach you how to use all of those designer paper and cardstock scraps.  We all know that we, papercrafters, have stashes of designer paper scraps or even full sheets that we have been hoarding! Time to put them to good use. : )

Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts, Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Kraft (newly renamed Crumb cake), Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not quite Navy
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine, Top Note Bigz die, Lots of Tags sizzlit dies, Finial Press embossing folder, Scallop punch, glue stick, dimensionals, paper snips,

The new 2010-2011 Idea Book & catalogue is absolutely beautiful!  Stampin' Up! have really outdone themselves...again!  If you would like a copy of your own, here is how you can get one;

1 – Place an order of $50 or more from June 1st - June 30th and get a FREE copy
2 – Book a workshop and get a FREE copy
3 – Pay $5 and pick up your copy at my home OR pay $15 and I will ship one to your door! (anywhere in Canada )

This year's catalogue is a full 16 pages longer! Just think--16 additional pages filled with new and exciting products for you to enjoy!

Catalogues will be ready for delivery around Jul 1st.  Email me today to pre-order yours : )

I still have some spaces available for my "Good 'til the last scrap" class.  For all the details, click HERE.

Email me or call 613-800-2117 before Tuesday, June 15th to register!

Wishing you all a wonderful week! xo

Friday, June 11, 2010

$119 Mini Starter Kit Special

Mini Starter Kit Special
$119 Starter Kit Promotion

Whether you just love to craft, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, Stampin' Up! is a great opportunity for you. And from June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin' Up! business for just $119 with the special Mini Starter Kit!

The Mini Starter Kit--valued at over $220-contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

• Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
• I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
• Clear-Mount Block C
• Homemade single stamp*
• Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
• Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*
• Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
• Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*
• Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
• Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad
• Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*
• Color Coach*
• SNAIL Adhesive

*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit (please note: no alternative selections can be made for business items).

*New demonstrator who join Stampin' Up! in June will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogues during the first part of July. PLUS, ask me about my FREE gift to you for joining!

Join now and you can order select product from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue. Plus you qualify for 30% discount off your first order of $200 or more!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I'd love to have you join the Sunflower Paper Crafters team, we welcome anyone across Canada!
*Remember: There is no obligation to do workshops and there is no penalty if you choose not to continue!

If you are ready to sign up now, click HERE!  Password: roxiescreations

Birthday wishes

Oops... I got so caught up in retiring lists, retiring parties and the arrival of the new catalogue that I forgot to post this. 

Last Monday was my birthday and I received some beautiful handmade cards from friends, family and customers that I want to share with you.

from Sandy
from Cindy

from Tracie

Melissa made me this card and a matching book mark. How sweet! : )

As I am posting these, I am realising that I didn't take a picture of the card that my friend Maggie (my Stamping BFF ...a little inside joke! LOL) made for me using the Pedalling Past stamp set.  I will have to do that and post it later.  It's so very cute, she's almost got me convinced that I NEED to order that set. *wink, wink*

To celebrate my birthday, I had a FREE shipping sale for my customers and facebook fans.  Anyone who placed a $50 order got a chance to win some free stamps. 

The winner of the Picture Perfect stamp set was Vicki C. and Melissa S.  received the Good Neighbour stamp set.  Congrats ladies and thanks to all who placed an order!

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes and cards.  They truly made my day! *HUGS*

If you would like to receive exclusive offers and tips, go to

Friday, June 4, 2010

May Stamp Club Projects Using Pastels

For last month's stamp club, a member asked me to teach techniques using pastels.  I was quite happy because frankly, I just don't use them enough...and I should! Pastels are great if you want to achieve a soft look. 

 Here is what I mean....

 We used the Popping Pastels technique.  Here are the steps for this card;
  1. Stamp your image on Whisper White with Versamark.  I find it works best with a bold   stamp.  Here we used the Medallion stamp.
  2. Take your Stampin' pastels and a sponge dauber and in a tapping motion add the pastel color to the versamarked image that you stamped on the paper. The pastel powder on the sponge will stick to the image. Only do one image at a time so it stays sticky.  On this card I used Elegant Eggplant in the middle, then Orchid Opulence and finally, Pale Plum on the outside. 
  3. I added a strip of Elegant Eggplant that I punched with the scallop trim border punch (which will be available in the Catalogue on July 1st!) and then added a piece of white organza ribbon.
  4. I then layered it on my Orchid Opulence card base.  This card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and fits perfectly in the medium square envelops.
  5. I stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations, in Pale Plum on Whisper White, then punched it out using the large oval punch.  I then layered it on a piece of Elegant Eggplant which was punched with the scallop oval punch.  I popped it with some dimensionals.
 We also used pastels on the second card but this time in a very different way. 

 Can you spot the pastels!?  This technique is called Shimmery Pastels and I found the tutorial on Tami  White's blog.  It is very subtle but creates a beautiful effect.  Here, we used it on the butterflies.  Look more closely...

 If you would like to join one of my stamp clubs, or even gather some of your friends and make up your own club, you can find more information HERE!

 If you live in the Ottawa or surrounding area, I will have 2 new clubs starting in September.   If you are interested, drop me a line at 613.800.2117 or email me :)

 Have a great day everyone!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Last Chance Card Class

Last Chance Card Class

Monday, June 21st, 7pm – 9pm

At this class, you’ll make 5 simple and beautiful cards using some of my favorite stamps sets from the retiring list!

COST: $15 for class or FREE with a $25 order placed that day. (Demonstrators can attend for $10)

Bring a friend I’ve never met and get $5 off your next class!

NEXT CLASSES: July 15, August 12th, September 16th

Email me or call 613-800-2117 to register.
Sneak peek pictures to come!

To view my updated June class schedule, click HERE!
To download the Last Chance Stamp sets list, click HERE!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Stampin' Up! Last Chance Lists are Here!

Hundreds of products from the Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue and Definitely Decorative brochures are retiring July 1. Now is your last chance to get them before they're gone for good!

Retiring stamps and Definitively Decorative products will be available through June 30. Retiring accessories are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If you have favorite accessories, I suggest you order on-line...they sell out quickly!


Last Chance Stamps (by page number)
Last Chance Accessories (up to 50% off some items)
Last Chance Definitely Decorative (25% off Retiring DD items)

If you need to order products you can e-mail me or visit my website to shop online by clicking here.
Watch my blog for updates on product availability.


It's easier than ever to fill your Stampin' Up! Wish List and SAVE!!!

•June 1 through June 30, Stampin' Up! is offering a special $119 Mini Starter Kit, valued at $158 in product and business supplies (see contents below). Free shipping, too!

•Join now and pre-order select items in June from the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.

•Receive the new catalogue (with your first June order).

•Enjoy full Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits with the $119 Mini Starter Kit, including 30% off your first $200 product order (within 45 days of start).

•Perfect for the hobby stamper!!!

Here's what is included in the Mini Starter Kit:
Note: You can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value. All items will be continued in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

Watercolor Trio stamp set (or other $30.95 wood-mount)
I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (or other $24.95 clear-mount)
Clear-Mount Block C
Homemade single stamp*
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
*NEW* Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
*NEW* Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad
*NEW* Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*
*NEW* Color Coach*
SNAIL Adhesive
(*Sneak peek items!)

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the Standard Starter Kit ($269); no alternative selections can be made for business items. Contents are listed below:

•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
•2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue (8, shipped separately in July)
•Summer Mini Catalogue (8)
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
•Hostess Brochure (20)
•Hostess Benefits Form (10)
•Customer Order Form (50)

READY TO ORDER? Click HERE to sign up online (password: roxiescreations)