A Little About Me

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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.

Friday, June 26, 2009

In Colours 2009-2010

In Colours 2009-2010
All I have to say is wow... the colours are just so vivid.. I can't wait to start to use and show you some neat ideas that I am cooking up with these colours... sneek peak anyone...????
Sneak Peek

shhhhhhhhhh our secret.

I just can't wait though so many ideas.


Just to remind you that the New Catalogue will be mailed after July 7. I will send out notes to all of you just to remind you that they are in my hands and available for purchase or Host a Workshop and get yours for Free.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Punch Art Club Night

Well Wednesday night was Punch Art Club Night ... and I thought I would share what they did.. Stampin'Up! came out this year with a Circle Scissor Plus (Short Terms Circle Cutter) well a few of the ladies wanted to make a punch book with the circles so that they could use it to map out pictures etc... so thats what they did.. here are some pictures to show...

This is the Punch Book

This is the Mat book

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In Colours Products

Stampin' Up! just announced that they are evaluating some of their existing product offering, as well as looking for exciting new products we know you'll love. With this in mind, they'd like to recommend that you keep any In Color basic products (card stock and inks) you may have purchased in the past, even though they are retiring, or may have already been retired. It is possible, but not guaranteed, that they may incorporate a few of your favourite In Colours in some other way in the future.
Changes to the Last Chance Lists

There have been slight changes to the Last Chance stamp and accessories lists.
The following stamp sets have been removed from the Last Chance stamp list and will be available for purchase from the dormant list during the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog sales period.
114494 Forever
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
114490 Glad Friends
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
114496 Celebrations
114488 Fun Flowers
114032 Acurelas Maravillosas

Also, the following items were added to the Last Chance accessories list and are available for purchase while supplies last.

116209 Note of Thanks
116210 Birthdays Count

Tutorial: Faux Tile Technique


Scoring Tool
Stamp Set
Whisper White Card Stock
Clear Ruler
VersaMark Pen
Stamping Ink
Embossing Powder
Heat Gun

Step By Step

Step 1
Take your whisper white card stock, Clear Ruler and a pencil and draw light pencil lines in a diagonal motion about 1” apart, go in one direction switch the paper around and draw again going in the other direction creating a diamond effect.

Step 2
Take your scoring tool and score along each of your pencil lines until your entire sheet of whisper white card stock is scored and your diamond pattern is prominent.

Step 3
Take your sponge and your stamping ink and sponge colour all over your paper keep doing this until the entire sheet is cover in colour.

Step 4
Now take your stamp set and using the same colour stamp image in each of the diamond patterns cover the entire sheet of paper.

Step 5
Take your VersaMark pen and using the brush tip draw over your score lines with the pen and while your ink is still wet add the embossing powder and heat set. Do one side first and then the other side.

Step 6
Embellish and you have a wonderful background.

Diorama Tutorial

This Tutorial I used at a recent 3D Class and the Participants just loved it. I borrowed the tutorial from a fellow Demonstrator and you can find the info on her Blog at Stamp with Heather: Diorama Tutorial Thanks Heather.

Start with your cardstock pieces. The back and the front pieces of cardstock are 4 1/4 by 8 1/2. You then score them both 2 inches from each end. The middle colour (mine Celery) is 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 and you score this one inch from each end.

Next cut out the window from your front piece. I left a 3/4 inch border around the window. There are a few ways to do this, I use my Fiskars and measure as I go. You can also draw where you want to cut your window and then use your cutter or an exacto knife.

Then cut the window in your middle sheet. I left a one inch border on this window. This way you can see a bit more of the art you create on this border.

Embellish your three layers. Remember to make the display interesting and to stamp/embellish even outside the window dimensions because once the card is assembled and open you can see more than just the window.
Apply adhesive to the 2 flaps on the Celery so the "good side" is facing up. Apply adhesive to the 2 flaps on the Pretty in Pink so the "good side" is facing down.

Attach the Celery layer to the bottom layer by folding up the Lilac flaps and adhering to the celery.

Attach the Pretty in Pink to the Lilac by wrapping the flaps around the Lilac and adhering

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Lists Are Up!!

Boo Hoo….

Can you believe it??? It's June 1st (it's 3 am) and the Going Going Gone lists are up! (the retiring stamp sets AND accessories!!!) I was surprised to see the accessories were listed as well! Now remember, the accessories are first come first serve so don't miss out!!!

As Well,

Do you want to know the BEST part about the retiring Home Decor???? It's 25% off for the month of June!!!! So act fast before supplies run out! Click the link below to view the retired list.

D├ęcor Elements Retired List

Last Chance Stamp Sets List

Last Change Accessories List

If you'd like to place an order with me for any of these supplies (hello, they are retiring the ABC wheel, Upper and Lower Alphabet and the matching pictures....THE perfect teacher sets....sorry about my little rant:) please either email me privately at reenybeandesigns-stampinup@shaw.ca or click on THIS LINK to shop directly on line!

Thanks so much!