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Monday, June 6, 2011

Stampin` Up - Last Chance Sale

It`s that time of year again.  Stampin`Up is retiring old stamps to make way for some exciting new ones.  This is your last chance to grab some great stamps at a great price.  Check out my website for the stamps that are being retired and if you have any questions, please drop me a note :-)

This sale runs from June 1 to June 30th, so make sure that you get your orders in early so that you are not disappointed.

The following are links to the PDF files listing all the items that are on sale:
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Classes with Andrea Sullivan

What a blast I had this past weekend!  Andrea Sullivan (and her husband) were here from Ontario for the long Weekend.  It was absolutely wonderful being in her classes, she is such a fantastic teacher and both her and her husband have a great sense of humour!!

Here are some pictures of the cakes and toppers that I made from her classes:

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stampin' Up - New Catalogue and Promotions that are ending

Hello everyone,

I hope that we are going to start to get some good weather soon!  This seems like it's been the coldest, wetest, and longest Winter/Spring in my entire life.  I don't know about you, but I am certainly ready for some warm weather!!

I know it's been a while since I posted and so far I'm not sticking to my New Year's resolution very well :-(    It's been very busy and I'm hoping to get back on track again soon!

Here's the latest scoop on Stampin' Up promotions that are going on now and promotions that are ending:

The feeling of the joy and freedom of summer is simply bursting from the newly-released Summer Mini catalogue! From flip flops and sail boats, to flowers and never-before-seen Triple Layer punches, you'll be amazed at what is blossoming from each and every page!!

Forgotten But Not Gone....

Although the Holiday and Occasions Mini sales periods are over, you can still purchase select items that you may still love and want!

You will find these items on the following carry over flyers:

2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue Carry Over Flyer

Holiday Mini Carry Over Flyer

Occasions Mini Carry Over Flyer

If you'd like to browse my website for project ideas, or if you need some additional supplies - SunflowersCrafts.

It's that time of year again, Stampin' Up! will be releasing a new 2011 - 2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue. If you'd like to receive a copy BEFORE it's release of July 1st and do not currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you can pre order a copy from me. Cost is $11.95. (I'll reimburse $11.95 on your first order of $65 (before shipping and taxes) placed through me on or after July 1st)

This years Catalogue will simply amaze you with over 200 pages of fabulous inspiration to help you with all your creative projects. This book will feature products for the use of all sorts of paper crafts, card making, scrapbooking, home decor, digital studio and more!) Don't miss out on getting your copy before it goes live July 1st!! Email me ASAP ( I will be pre ordering the catalogues on June 1st. (You'll receive your catalogue on or after June 20th!!)

Happy Crafting :-)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stampin' Up - Spring is Blossoming

This is the last week to take advantage of the Spring is Blossoming promotion. This one is a sneak peek from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog debuting in July!

Spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. Promotion ends this Saturday! You better get it while it's available because I have an upcoming project to show you that you will want to have it for...but I can't show you yet.

Have you ever thought of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? Would you like to get a discount on your supplies? How about convention (which is in Salt Lake City, Utah), you know how much fun we have there! Come join me!

Signing up is easy, just visit my demonstrator website HERE and click on Start Your Own Business. Fill out what you want in your starter kit and submit the payment. That's it you are a demonstrator!

If you have any questions, you can always contact me through my Stampin' Upwebsite and I will answer any questions that you may have.

When you sign up for your starter kit with me, you become a member of my personal downline.  We live nationwide and are entirely virtual, low pressure and fun!  If you are in the Fraser Valley area (in British Columbia) you can also choose to come to the Upline Meetings and learn new ideas and create some wonderful friendships.
Have a great day, talk to you again soon :-)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Italian Meringue Buttercream

A few weeks ago, I took a class which featured Italian Meringue Buttercream and let me tell you if you've never tried it you absolutely must!!  It was love at first bite :-)  It is so light, smooth and creamy, not at all what I was expecting since there is so much butter in the recipe.  This is definitely going to be one of my regular buttercreams rather than the good old shortening based buttercream that I currently make.

I haven't made any yet, but I'm hoping to have some time this week and when I do I will be posting some pictures :-)  I will also post the recipe at the same time!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

How to get CakeJournal’s tutorials on PDF for FREE

Yes, you read the heading right!!  Have you ever been to CakeJournal's blog??  If not, you are missing a great, no Fantastic blog!!  Louise is just amazing when it comes to everything cake, cupcake, cookie (and sugarcraft) related!  When I grow up, I want to be just like her ................  hahaha!!  Well, I'm all grown up, but you know what I mean.

Anyway, go check out her blog and her tutorials, they are fantastic.  She is so patient in the way she writes her instructions and her pictures tell the whole story, they almost don't need any words to go along with them.

The address of her blog is stop by, have a look and say "hi"

And the link to the tutorial PDF's is here -

Take care and have a great day!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Look - I've had a Makeover

Well, I've had a makeover, my blog has that is :-)  So what do you think?  I'm pretty excited about it.  It's so ME, and the colouurs are perfect, not too bright, but not to subdued either.   They are just perfect!!  Laurie is just an amazing women (I can't say it enough times, she is AMAZING!!) at Doodle Pantry who redesigned my blog for me and I loved what she came up with.

In case you would like to contact Laurie, this is the link to her blog:

Well, that's all I have for now, I just wanted to share this exciting news with you all :-)

Take care, talk to you soon,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CDAC 5000 Member Celebration

Wow, Crafters Digital Art Center has reached 5000 members and they are having a celebration!!  Check it out:

Please go to group and sign up, it's a great place to meet new friends and learn new techniques.  You even get some really great deals here, and once in a while you will get some freebies :-)  Everyone loves freebies!!

Take care,


Monday, January 31, 2011

Recent Class at Scrapbooking Store

I recently took a class at our local scrapbooking store called "Organized for Life".  When I first saw the class I thought "this is perfect for me, just what I need right now since I'm in the middle of re-doing the craft room".  Yes, I'm still working on the craft room :-)  Actually I'm still trying to pack everything up and move it into the other bedroom.  I've had to wait for my son to move all of his stuff out to his place before I could start moving anything in and that's been my excuse not to pack more than I could store in the open floor space that I have in the craft room.  Good excuse right?  That's what I keep telling myself anyway and it works for me :-) 

This is a picture and a description of the class:  

Organized for Life

January Organizer


"Let's start the new year with a little organization. Do you have too many products - you can't keep track of what you already have and what you may need? You're not alone!! In this class we will be creating a product organizer."

Anyway, back to the class.  First I should have clued in by the size of the book compared to the stickles bottle, but being fairly new to the paper crafting world I didn't.  The book itself was only 6" x 4 1/2".

I don't really know where start or how to organize everything on paper that I have.  Well let me just say that this class did not live up to my expectations; all we did was put together a book with some dividers in it.  Does that sound like the description to you?  Well it sure as heck doesn't to me!  So I'm asking anyone reading this if they have any suggestions for me that would help me to in putting onto paper an inventory of everything that I have and organizing it so that it's easy to see at a glance.  I'm finding that it's at the point that I'm buying duplicates of things now, especially for my cake decorating equipment, which isn't cheap :-(

Well, that's enough ranting for now, I'll be back later this week with a yummy post about cakes and buttercream ..................mmmmmmmm.

Take care, and thanks for stopping by


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hockey Skate

This was a last minute cake that I made for my nephew who was going back to Alberta to his home away from home.  He was recently drafted to a Junior Hockey team up there and was able to come home for Christmas.  Before he left I didn't have a chance to give him a congratulations cake and I was feeling really bad.  Then with Christmas and New Years, the time went by so quickly that I didn't even realize that it was time for him to leave again. 

So I quickly got the cakes I had in the freezer (I had luckily just made some) and I started carving them.  This was at 11:00 am on Sunday morning.  At 7:30 my brother called and asked if we were going to make it over there to say goodbye, WOW where had the time gone??  I couldn't believe that it was that late already but this cake was a bit of a challenge.  First I carved it, then it was crumbcoated in buttercream, put in the fridge to set, then I coated it with 2 coats of Chocolate Ganache and let that set, and finally it was covered in fondant.

The inspiration came from a picture I found on the internet but I can't rtemember the persons name so that I can give him/her credit :-( 

This is what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year


I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!!!!

Has anyone made any new year' resolutions? I have, I usually don't stick to them very long but this year I am really going to try :-)

My new year' resolution are to post on a more regular basis on my blog, create at least one cake a month, and sometimes I may do a raffle and give the cake away to one lucky Facebook follower and finally do some more crafting. I really need to start using some of this wonderful equipment that I have, otherwise what's the point of having it, right?

Well, gotta go for now, family is coming over for eggs Benny brunch tomorrow and I should get some sleep :-)

Thanks for stopping by,