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Burnaby, BC, Canada
Hi My name is Serena also known as "Reenybeanies" I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator because I enjoy Stamping and Crafting. I love being part of a company that inspires my creativity with exclusive stamps and accessories! I Joined Stampin'Up! in 2004 as a Club member I loved it so much spending time with new friends just sitting and talking and of course learning new and exciting techniques so I decided to become a demonstrator so that I could teach people the exciting world of Rubber Stamps. Where you can create Cards, Scrapbook Pages, Home Decor, Books, and More! its just not a craft its a time to spend a little time on you. I also wanted the versatility of having my own home business. I love being part of a company that allows me to plan my business around my schedule. If you want more information about Stampin’ Up!’s exciting products, or about Stampin’ Up!’s unique business opportunity, please contact me either through email or by phone. I can't wait to talk to you and share some fun and exciting projects.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


I would like to congrantulate all the players of the LNS Fall Tresure Hunters.

The Winners are for the following Countries:

United Kingdom:

Sadly i have to report that there were no entries hopefully the next treasure hunt there will be more

United States:

Carolyn Bennett USA Prize Coordinator announced that there were 251 entries and congratulations to Lisa Eisner on winning the USA prize package of $117 in Stampin'Up Product


Debra Smart Canadian Prize Coordinator announced that there were 13 entries and congratulations to Sherri Lee on winning the Canadian prize package of $50 in Stampin'Up Product.

and congratulations to everyone who participated and had fun.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Incorrect Measurement on the Envelope Punch Board

Stampin'Up!  have noticed that one of the envelope measurements on the Envelope Punch Board is incorrect. The dimensions for the 5-1/2" x 8" card size envelope are 1/4" too small. The correct envelope measurement for this card size is: 10-5/8" x 10-5/8" (paper size); 4-3/8" (score line). The Envelope Punch Board still functions perfectly and we have corrected the measurement chart on the punch board. New labels are available through Demonstrator Support, if you would like one. Or contact me and I will get you one. reenybeandesigns-stampinup@shaw.ca
Special reminder for Stampin' Up! cards:

These envelope measurements are meant for simple cards, without a lot of dimension. At Stampin' Up! we love adding dimension to our cards, but that can make the envelope a bit snug. So, if you need an envelope to fit your cards with lots of flair, go up an envelope size (or two) for the perfect fit.


Monstermaniacs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134972
Preferred Price: $14.95

Monstermaniacs, by Doris D., is the second winning stamp set from In With You, Stampin Ups! new stamp set design challenge beta program.

In July, art enthusiasts were given the challenge to create a monster themed stamp set. Voters fell in love with her design and voted the set to victory!

Stampin' Up! will be running ongoing contests and would love your participation! Join the fun at http://inwithyou.ideascale.com

Newest (MDS) My Digital Studio Downloads

October 8, 2013 MDS

It's digital download day with My Digital Studio and here's the latest downloads
  • A Year Celebrated 2014 Calendar Template
A Year Celebrated 2014 Calendar Template -- Digital Download.

  •  Daily December Memories Photobook Template
Daily December Memories Photobook Template -- Digital Download
  • Fright Night Ensemble
Fright Night Ensemble -- Digital Download
  • Silver Ribbon & Embellishments Pack 
Silver Ribbon & Embellishment Pack -- Digital Download
  •  Winter Frost Designer Series Paper
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper -- Digital Download
  • Zombie Party Printables
Zombie Party Printables -- Digital Download

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps
October 4, 2013

Stampin' Up! has just released information about their new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags. These pre-printed gift tags come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five different designs.

These tags are perfect for this season, especially for those of you who may not know which punch or die shapes you're interested in buying to make your own tags.

They also make perfect hostess gifts - "think for the hostess who has everything", or how about ordering two sets of tags, because the basics will last for a long time, but the tag sets will only last until December 31st, 2013 and then they are gone forever.

So here are a few options you can choose from depending on your needs:

Item #
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (70+tags)
Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle includes:
· Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
· Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle (for beginner stampers or those who want it all!):
· Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
· Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
· Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot
· Clear Block C


Monday, October 7, 2013

Everyday Occasions Card Kit

The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit is fantastic!!
Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up?
The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips, and best of all, they'll be handmade!
The kit contains everything necessary (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes in a beautiful box to store them in.

I've included a video of a kit being opened. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day Contest and Events - 2013

Lets Celebrate World Card Making Day October 5th, 2013

Today is a very special day. It's a time when card makers around the world have an opportunity to gather together, take paper and ink in hand and demonstrate and celebrate their creative passion for card making. I hope you're one of them.

Not sure how to take part in this special day. Well you can look for events in your neighborhood, join a card making challenge at some of the sites I've listed below, or simply invite some friends in to your home and share this day.

To help you celebrate and kick off the card making season Stampin’ Up is having a contest . . . to inspire you even further! There are two ways to enter.

  • Post a photo of a card (or of you making a card) on Instagram on World Card Making Day. Mention us by typing @stampinup and use the hashtag: #wcmd2013 in the description.
This contest is open to everyone—demonstrators, customers, friends, spouses, children . . . you get the idea! However, there are a few conditions:

  • You must be over the age of 18 to win a prize.
  • You must use Stampin’ Up! products to create your project.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish, but each entry must feature a different card.
  • The contest will last all day on October 5, from midnight to midnight.
  • We will randomly select 100 winners from our English-speaking North American markets to receive a Paper Pumpkin kit.
A selection of pictures will be posted to our World Card Making Day Pinterest board and the winners will be announced in a current update.

Challenge Sites:

Need some card making inspiration. Just visit any of these sites for current sketches and ideas:

Tis the Season Stamping a new Christmas Card challenge blog, that's posted it's first challenge. They'll be posting a new challenge every other week, that will rotate between Sketches and Color Combos with a Optional Trimming. Challenges will run for two weeks so lots of time to play along. Check out their first sketch here: tistheseasonstamping.blogspot.com

SU Only Challenge #80 - Welcome Baby. Their current challenge is to make a card – or other paper crafted project! – for a baby. This challenge closes in two days time, but there's still time to play with it today. Check out some of the entries so far and see what the design team has come up with just click here: http://suochallenges.com/
Created by Deanna Boos of http://www.myhomegrownart.com/

Just Us Girls blog site has a World Card Making Day Challenge going on for the next week. There are prizes being offered. Check it out here: http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.ca/ And here's their current sketch:

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge for October is happening this week. Their color challenge experts have chosen Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Baked Brown Sugar (or similar colors) to play with. Check out the samples by their uber talented resident artist's who've created some beautiful designs. occasions to inspire you. Check out their site here: http://www.palspaperarts.com/

Paper Craft Crew Challenge Sketches
The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch. PCCCS #61: Card Sketch which closes on October Check out their site at: http://www.papercraftcrew.com/