Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Send some love with Stampin' Up! Heart Treat Cups

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch!

While these are perfect for Valentine's-themed projects, they are also great for many other occasions including Mother's Day, wedding and bridal shower favors, anniversary cards, or just simple projects that show you care.

Sweetheart stamp set
120415 $28.95 (Wood)
120780 $20.95 (Clear)

Coordinating products:
Sweetheart Treat Cups* (12), 120435 $3.95
Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes (3), 116911 $3.95
Full Heart Punch, 113693 $22.95

Click here to shop now!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Helping Haiti

As all of you know…on January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope.

To help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this devastating earthquake, Stampin Up! will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (117010) and donate it to the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief and Development Fund. (Until Feb. 28, 2010)

The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. Click HERE to see what else Stampin' Up! is doing to help out the relief effort in Haiti.
This set comes in either clear mount or wood mount.
Wood-Mount 117010 $35.95
Clear-Mount 118571 $24.95 (Block D recommended 118485 $11.50)

Help to make a difference!  Email me to order your I{Heart}Hearts stamp set today!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Leadership 2010 Recap

Wow! I can't believe that I have been home from Leadership for over almost 2 weeks already.  I am still on such a high!
This was my first Leadership, actually it was my first Stampin' Up event.  And all I have to say is WOW! WOW! WOW! You really don't know what it's like to be part of Stampin' Up! until you are attending one of their events.

What is Leadership Conference? When Stampin’up! demonstrators gather, great things happen. That’s certainly the case at leadership conference. Demonstrators with growing downlines are invited to attend a two-day event filled with ideas. Sessions focus on leadership skills, management methods, and opportunities to build your business.

As with any Stampin’ Up! event, attendees participate in swaps, sharing ideas, and stamping! In addition to the priceless information and motivation, leadership conference participants receive a conference program, an exclusive designer bag, lunch both days, and an exclusive stamp set that will be available in our latest catalogue + more surprises….

Throughout our 3 days, I got the opportunity to do some wonderful make and takes, see some WOW! demonstrations (and demonstrators!), attend business classes and get tips, make new friends, meet the wonderful Shelli (Co-founder of Stampin' Up!) and spend time with some awesome gals! Here are a few pictures to highlight my week...

Part of the Phoenix Convention Center

Me in front of the Main stage

My stamping girls!
(back row from left to right) Martine, Jacynthe, Maggie, Marlayne, Cindy and  Kim
(front row): Myself and Tracie

We ALL (1000+ demonstrators attending Leadership!) received this stamps set called Elements of Style.  It's from the Summer mini coming in April.  I can't wait to play with it!  The above card with the butterfly is a Shelli creation.  Isn't it beautiful?  Love her vintage style!!!

These are pictures of one of our served lunches! That's right! They spoiled us rotten and they fed us too!

Lastly, here is a picture me with Cindy, Tracie and Maggie in the hotel lounge having a late night drink!

The wonderful gals that I got to spend the week with all said that this was by far the best Leadership event. How lucky was I that it was my first!? The bar is set pretty high now!
Shelli has not announced next year's Leadership location but you can be sure that I am  planning on being there!

Does this sound appealing to you? Would like to join me next year?  There has never been a better time to join my team.  Customers who join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration not only get 15% off the Starter Kit, but also a FREE stamp set from any of our current catalogues (up to a $56.95 value)!

Click here for more info on becoming a demonstrator.

Don't hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions! I would love to have you as part of my team!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Monthly Card Class Sneak Peek

Every month, I hold a class where we make 6 cards for different occasions.  Purchase $25 in products and make the cards for FREE or pay a flat fee of $15.  Bring a friend and make a 2nd set of cards for FREE!!! 

Live in Ottawa or surrounding area? Want to join the fun!? I have 2 spots left....  The class is tonight!  See all the details HERE.

Here is a sneak peek of some of the cards will be making.

We will be using lots of products from the new Occasions mini catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure.  Don't have on in hand!? Email me your full address and I will gladly pop one in the mail for you!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Big Shot Approved Materials

Wondering what you can use in the BIG SHOT by Sizzix?

Here’s a list of 50 approved materials that it can take (depending on the die used).

(note the maximum thickness of several materials)
* Brass (.055)
* Light weight steel
* Aluminum (.016)
* Tin (.008)
* Aircraft plywood (1/64")
* Basswood (1/16")
* Balsa (3/32")
* Paperwood
* Mat board (adhesive or none)
* Chipboard
* Fabric
* Silicone
* Foam with chipboard (.1)
* Corrugated pad
* Adhesive-backed cork
* Fine sandpaper (.00)
* Styrene
* Extra thick template plastic
* Template plastic
* Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
* Bubble wrap
* Sheet foam
* Friendly (jewelry) plastic
* 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
* Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber
* Ruffleboard
* Static cling vinyl
* Warm & natural batting
* Fusible fleece
* Quilt batting
* Adhesive and non-adhesive flexible magnet
* Heat n’ shrink plastic
* Adhesive and non-adhesive felt
* Pop-up sponge
* Shiny self-adhesive and non-adhesive paper
* Iron-on fabric
* Poly foam adhesive and non adhesive
* 3-D illusionary plastic
* Glow in the dark adhesive and non adhesive
* Suede paper
* Funky fur
* Personal Embossing Plastic (PEP)
* Shaggy plush felt
* Canvas
* Vinyl flooring
* Shelf lining
* Placemats
* Embossing rubber
* Thin leather
* Gasket material

Looking to learn more about the Big Shot? Why not host a BIG SHOT free workshop? I’ll be happy to put together a free hands-on demonstration of project you can make with the Big Shot and some fun dies.

Email me for more details!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Big Shot Q & A

Tired of cutting out shapes? The Big Shot is the answer for you!

Your questions answered:

What is the Big Shot?

The Big Shot is a manual die-cutting system that you can use for a number of projects and crafts. The simplicity of the Big Shot makes it a great addition to any one’s crafting hobby.

How does the Big Shot work?

Using steel-ruled and chemically-etched dies, the Big Shot cuts out images by passing card stock and other materials through rollers that utilize pressure to cut through the materials. With just a couple turns of the handle, you’ll be able to cut through a wide variety of materials. The Big Shot also comes with special cutting pads and a cutting platform that not only make the Big Shot safer and easier to use, but also lengthen the life of the product.

What are the different types of dies that you can use with the Big Shot?

Currently, the Big Shot utilizes two types of dies: Steel Rule and Chemically-Etched.

Steel Rule: When you think of steel rule dies, think of cookie cutters–they both work on the same principle. Steel rule dies are made by embedding an elongated razor blade into a hard wood base and then covering that blade with foam for safety. When the die is passed through the Big Shot, the foam is compressed and the blade punches through the material being cut. Because steel rule dies use a blade, you can cut more types of material as well as multiple layers of that material. Additionally, the cutting blades can also be designed with scoring blades to create fold lines.

Chemically Etched: Unlike steel rule dies, chemically etched dies can cut intricate designs. To create these dies, elaborate designs are etched into the metal using chemicals to burn away the unwanted metal. While these dies can create more intricate designs, they cannot cut as many types of materials nor can they cut multiple layers of material.

I have dies from other companies; can I use them with the Big Shot?

Yes, you can. The Big Shot is the most versatile die-cutting machine on the market today. Using the multi-purpose platform, you can use dies, embossing plates, and other products from a wide variety of sources.

I’ve heard that you can run multiple sheets of card stock through the Big Shot at the same time. How many can I run through at once?

Using the steel rule dies, you can run multiple sheets of card stock through the Big Shot. The number of sheets depends on the die being used. Simple shape dies–dies that do not have perforation or scoring–can cut through up to eight sheets of card stock at once. Dies that feature perforation or scoring or that are more detailed may not produce the exact cuts when cutting multiples. You’ll want to experiment and see how many sheets you are comfortable passing through the Big Shot at once to get the desired effect. Chemically-etched dies should only be used to cut one sheet of card stock or paper at a time.

What materials can I cut with the Big Shot?

The Big Shot cuts through the following 50 materials using steel rule dies and your Big Shot machine. click HERE for the full list.

A good rule of thumb is that if you can cut the material with your Craft & Rubber scissors, you can cut it with the Big Shot.

Is the Big Shot exclusive to Stampin’ Up!?

No, the Big Shot machine is not exclusive to Stampin’ Up! However, the Big Shot produced for Stampin’ Up! features a handle color as well as a beautiful logo that are not available on any other version of the Big Shot. In addition to the hundreds of dies already available through Sizzix, we’ve created dies exclusive to Stampin’ Up! And, as we continue to develop this product line, you’ll see more and more Stampin’ Up! exclusive dies.

Will Stampin’ Up! create more exclusive dies? When?

Stampin’ Up! is known in the crafting industries for it’s beautiful and innovative art. The Stampin’ Up! Big Shot line will be no exception. Our introductory Big Shot line includes dies that coordinate beautifully with our current stamps and accessories. As our Big Shot product line continues to grow, you’ll see additional exclusive designs released. Additionally, you’ll see innovative techniques and applications for the Big Shot as well as information and training that will help you in your business, both in creating samples and in reaching new customers. You’ll also see additional raw materials that you can use to cut in the Big Shot.

If you have any questions, or want to place an order, be sure to contact me at or phone me at (613) 800-2117 and I’ll be happy to help you!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Big Shot Tutorial

The Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up! product line is a big deal! Cut over 50 materials with the Big Shot and duplicate creative and intricate designs quickly and easily. Get exclusive dies that coordinate with current Stampin' Up! product lines as well as standard Sizzix dies.

Watch the video below to learn how easy it is to use the Big Shot!

Contact me to see a hands-on demonstration of the Big Shot!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Join a Stamp Club

NEW CLUB starting February 2011!!! Email me for more info :)

Stampers' Technique Club…free technique night with friends while buying stamps on a budget!

A Stamp Club is where a group of 5-6 stampers commit to spending a certain amount over 6 months to help each other achieve hostess benefits and learn new techniques at their monthly club-members only class. 

As a club member you will receive:

1. Current Idea Book and Catalogue ($11.95 value)
2. At least $20 in free product (when you are the hostess).
3. At least one free exclusive Hostess stamp set (when you are the hostess).
4. A free class of 2 cards each month (including 2 technique samples and instructions) and use of my tools, punches, stamp sets and The Big Shot (die-cut machine) for 6 months!

While you:

1. Commit to placing a $35-40 order (before S/H + tax) a month for 6 months at our club class.

2. Submit your order and payment to me before club class if you can’t come to class.

3. Bring your own adhesive, bone folder and scissors.

All Stamp Club members commit to the following:


I understand that the commitment will be for 6 months, so that each member will be able to be the hostess for a month, and therefore will be eligible to receive free stamps and hostess benefits.

I agree to have a wonderful time, learn lots of new things, and most of all, to develop my love for stamping.


Don’t worry if you don’t know 5 people, I can put the club together and place you with 5 other interested stampers…one might even be me!

We will meet once a month and create 2 cards together. If you are unable to attend, just have your order and payment to me by the class date and I will have the card materials and instruction for the 2 cards ready for you when you pick up your order. It’s that easy!

Interested? E-mail me now!


Roxie's Paper Creations Class Schedule

Updated 04/16/10
Please bring a class kit of adhesive, scissors and a bone folder with you to all events. Contact me to order your kit today!

APRIL 2010

MONTHLY CARD CLASS - Reserve your spot!
Thursday, April 15, 7PM - 9PM
At this class, you’ll make 6 different cards (all occasions)

COST: FREE with a min. of a $25 order placed that night! Or pay a flat fee of $15 
(Demonstrator can attend for only $10)
*Bring a guest I’ve never met and make an extra set of cards for FREE!
NEXT CLASSES: May 11th, June 10th

STAMPING 101 - How to Get Started in Card Making 
Reserve your spot!
Thursday, April 22nd – 7pm to 9pm
Are you new to rubber stamping and card making, or want to get started making your own handmade cards? It's a relaxing and rewarding hobby, plus you can make gorgeous handmade cards that your friends and family members will treasure!

Whether you're new to stamping or just want a refresher, join me Thursday, April 22nd for a FREE class where we will be stamping 2 cards.

Too far of a drive for you? Gather 4-5 of your friends and I will bring this FREE class to you. Email me to pick a date!

Medallion One Sheet Wonder Card Set Class
Monday, April 26th , 6:30pm – 9:30pm  Reserve your spot!
Join me for this class and make 10 beautiful cards 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

MAY  2010

MONTHLY CARD CLASS - Reserve your spot!
Tuesday, May 11 7PM - 9PM
At this class, you’ll make 6 different seasonal cards.

COST: FREE with a min. of a $25 order placed that night! Or pay a flat fee of $15
(Demonstrator can attend for only $10)
*Bring a guest I’ve never met and make an extra set of cards for FREE!
NEXT CLASSES: June 10th, July 15th

Scrapbook in a Day Class
Saturday, May 15th 9AM - 4PM
During this class you will create 20 pages – a total of 10 double page 12x12 spread.

For all the details, click HERE!

Cost: $65
Please bring adhesive and refills, scissors and your paper cutter.
Registration deadline of April 30th to ensure supplies are ordered for you!

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 $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.