Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Workshops

Dates of Workshops:

  • Saturday 11.13.10 at 6pm at my house in Greensboro. 5 spaces are left for this class. FULL PAYMENT DUE BY TUESDAY 11.9.10
  • Saturday 11.20.10 at 10 am at my house in Greensboro. 7 Spaces are available for this class. FULL PAYMENT DUE FOR THIS CLASS DATE BY THURSDAY 11.11.10 
All payments for classes are due in full by the deadlines. Please let me know if you have questions. All payments need to be in check or cash form. All classes are non refundable, so if you can't attend, you will still get all of your supplies, pre cut & pre stamped.

Please make checks payable to Jennifer Beckner and contact me for the mailing address.

Choose your option below. Please contact me for any questions you may have.

Option 1
  • 1 Snail Adhesive per person
  • 100 Stampin'  Dimensionals  per person
  • Sticky Strip for appropriate cards
  • 16 Complete Cards with envelopes [4 each of 4 designs- two Christmas; two thanksgiving/autumn]
  • Stamp sets used: French Foliage; Day of Gratitude;  Christmas Collage; Bells & Boughs [all from 2010 SU! Holiday Mini]
  • Embellishments [Ribbon, Tinsel, Brads, etc...]
  • All Pre-Cut Designer Series Paper & Card Stock for each card
  • Full Color instructions per person
Cost with optional Candle Add On: 37.00 [See Below for more info on add ons]

Option 2
  • 1 Snail Adhesive per person
  • 100 Stampin Dimensionals Per Person
  • Sticky Strip for appropriate cards
  • 8 Complete Cards with envelopes [4 each of 2 designs- One Christmas, One Thanksgiving/autumn]
  • Stamp sets used: French Foliage; Christmas Collage; Bells & Boughs [all from 2010 SU! Holiday Mini]
  • Embellishments [Ribbon, Tinsel, Brads, etc...]
  • All pre-cut Card Stock for each card
  • Full Color instructions per person
  • Stamped Candle [customer choice of fall or Christmas theme]; includes candle.

Optional Purchases/Add Ons:

If any one wants to purchase any of the sets we will be using for the class, I am offering a 10% discount [Before Shipping & Tax] for those sets in the Holiday Mini. Also, if you purchase the clear mount set, I will offer a 10% discount on the clear blocks needed for your clear mount set[s]

You can view the sets through my website 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog here on the website.

Set/ Wood Mount/Clear Mount  at Discounted Price:

  • French Foliage : 18.14 Wood Mount /13.59 Clear
  • Bells & Boughs: 18.14 Wood /13.59 Clear
  • Christmas Collage: 16.31 [Available in Wood Mount Only]
  • Day of Gratitude: 24.50 Wood /17.22 Clear
Each person has the choice of the option 1 or Option 2.

If someone wants to do BOTH options, the cost would be 52.00 and they would have a total of  24 cards [4 cards of 6 different designs] AND the Stampin on a Candle project.

You can add a Stamped Candle to option 1 for an additional 5.00

You are allowed to do the same option twice if you want to.

If someone has paid for the class and can not make it to the class, they will still receive all materials and everything will be pre-stamped/pre-cut, so they can still assemble it at home.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Beginner Kits for Every Budget

Not so long ago, I remember being new to the stamping world. There were HUNDREDS of items to choose from, and  I was so overwhelmed with what items I should get first. Like any red-blooded American woman, I wanted the most for my money...and since I couldn't convince my husband to let me purchase EVERYTHING in the catalog, I chose all the stamps my [husband-imposed] budget would let buy. No paper. No ink. No Stampin' Mist... I had all these amazing stamps, and nothing to ink them with or stamp them on. I was not a happy camper. I received all  these cute stamps, and quickly realized they were just going to sit there in the box until I was allowed to buy more supplies...

 Now- three years later, I have thought of the items I so desperately needed in the beginning. I have assembled "packages" for those who are new to stamping and don't know where to begin [and for the people who's spouses impose silly things like a "budget" upon]. There are Beginner Kits for Every Budget ! There are three different packages to choose from, and the first one starts UNDER 50.00! They include the basics like card stock, a stamp set, ink, stamp cleaner, etc...

Please contact me with any questions. I have plenty of the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog for purchase ($6.00) to give your great ideas and items to add to your wish list :)

2010-2011 SU! Coupons

Here are coupons for the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Coupons are only valid through me. Offers are not availible through the SU! website. One coupon per purchase.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

National Scrapbook Month!

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

May 1st - 31st, Stampin' Up! will feeding your addiction to craftiness with free designer brads! If you purchase a qualifying scrapbooking stamp set or the My Digital Studio software and receive a FREE package of Designer brads! You can choose from four designs.

Click HERE or contact me for more information.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

March & April Workshops

Wow- the blog is finally getting updated. I apologize for not being very diligent in keeping you all up to date on the exciting and neat things coming up. Keep in mind that all classes are on the first Monday evening of each month at 6:30pm. The next class is Monday  May 3rd. Continue to check for updates!

First off, thank you to all the ladies who came to the Easter class and the April class. We all had a great time and made some really neat things. Here is a shot of April's work from the Easter class. She did a great job!

My favorite of the four projects that night is the Bashful Blue card using the Chocolate Bunny stamp. He is so cute! We used Bashful Blue card stock with the Chocolate Bunny stamped on Close to Cocoa card stock with Chocolate Chip ink. We also used the Baroque Motifs as the background stamp using my favorite Versa Mark ink. It is always a huge hit at my classes because of its versatility. We trimmed off the card with a bit of ribbon, and the cute flower shaped Sherbet buttons.

The next project was the fun mini Milk Cartons. Thanks to Malia for pre-cutting them on her Big-Shot die cutter using the Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die. We used the Orchid Opulence card stock accented with the Shades of Spring designer series paper (another favorite of mine), and tied it off with the So Saffron grosgrain ribbon and a mini clip. They worked out great for holding the jelly  beans that Becca brought.

The second card was made using the Eggcoutrements stamp set from the Spring Occasions Mini catalog. We used Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, and Pink Pirouette ink which was a retired color (that's right...WAS...more on that in the next post though).

The last project of the evening were the ever so chic Easter eggs using the Eggcellent Eggs kit. They were so fun to make, and everyone loved the rhinestone bling to polish off the eggs with.

The April technique class was fun as well. We focused on using hostess sets. Thanks again to April for the pictures!

The card on the left was made using the Of The Earth level one hostess set and the following card stock colors: Really Rust, So Saffron, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, and Creamy Caramel. The Versa Mark ink was used again here for the bird and the phrase, and we used the bleaching technique for this card as well to give it an earthy, rustic look.

The second card was made using the Asian Artistry level two hostess set. We used Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Dusty Durango, and finished it off with a touch of Basic Black. We used the Aqua Painter pen to give the card a water color effect.

Finally, we did the Stamping on a Candle technique. I think this was the biggest hit of the night. All the ladies were free to choose from any of the stamp sets I had, so everyone's candle was unique. They all turned out great!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Workshop

These are the cute projects we made at Becca's Stampin' Up! work shop last saturday. There were five ladies there and everyone (I think) had a great time! Becca and her Mom Deana were great Hostesses and Becca made the most delicious cupcakes (which would be fine if she brings some today when she comes over).

We made a cute 3x3 treat box (link is on the right side of my home page) using the Sale-A-Bration Good Neighbor paper for the lid. The base of the box is made with one of my favorite colors and always versatile Chocolate Chip. The stamped images are stamped in Real Red and the boxes are tied off with coordinating ribbon that slips off to open the box and reveal the treats inside. They are so simple and easy to make, and you can fill them with almost anything.

The second project we made was the chic black and pink card using the Melon Mambo In Color stamp pad and the Always  stamp set. The Always stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The black and pink really give this card a unique and fresh look for Valentine's day. The scallop edge on the card is my favorite part of this card. It was created using the Sale-A-Bration Scallop Punch. By gluing the strip of Melon Mambo cardstock under the scallop, it almost makes it look like lace.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Upcoming Easter Class & Sale-A-Braton Reminder!

Its hard to believe that EASTER is just around the corner!! Coming up, on MONDAY March 22nd at 6:30pm, there will be an Easter themed project/technique class at my house. Please RSVP by MONDAY 3.1.10! For only $15.00 (due 3.1.10), you can make 4 adorable Easter projects! Everything will be provided for this class... so bring your self and invite a friend! We will be using the new products from the Spring 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog [link on the right]! We will be using the following items:
Eggcellent Eggs KitEggcoutrements Stamp Kit
Soft Subtles Card Stock (Idea Book & Catalog Item)
Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (So pretty!)
Chocolate Bunny Stamp (My personal favorite. He is so cute!)

If you decide to purchase any of these items for yourself, you will receive 10% off any of the products we will be using for the class!
Also, a group order will be placed Friday 2.26.10. Sale-a-Bration is the BEST time to order & it's still going on! With every $50 purchase, you get to choose FREE merchandise! And if you don't care for anything in the SAB brochure, check out the back cover for tons of options from the regular catalog!!

Budget tight? Consider combining orders with a friend to total $50 and share the free merchandise. Split a stamp set or take turns using it.

Give the gift of stamping -or- ask for a gift certificate or money to spend towards the stamping supplies you want!

Not sure what to order? Here's some Easy $50 Bundle Suggestions:

Big Shot Texture Crazy Lover Bundle
Standard Texturz Impressions Pad, 5.95
Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber, 5.95
Texture Plates Kit #4, 9.95
SU Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, 11.95
SU Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, 11.95
8.5x11 Assorted Cardstock (24sheets), 5.95
SUB-TOTAL: $51.25
Get Forest & Friends stamp set (p109)- FREE (or other SAB merchandise of your choice)

Clear Mount Card-Making Bundle
Fox & Friends stamp set, 14.95
Clear Mount block, 6.95
8.5x11 Assorted Cardstock (24sheets), 5.50
Stampin' Pad, 5.95
Any Punch, 15.95 (circle punches are great for this set!)
SUB-TOTAL: $49.30
Happy Together stamp set (p72)- FREE (or other SAB merchandise of your choice)

Spring/Easter Card Ready Bundle
Eggcoutrements stamp set, 22.95
Abundant Hope stamp set, 17.95
Shades of Spring DS Paper, 9.95
SUB-TOTAL: $50.85
Get Spring Song stamp set (p.102)- FREE (or other SAB merchandise of your choice)

Holiday Blitz Bundle- including St Patrick's Day
Holiday Blitz stamp set (p44), 38.95
Go Green stamp (mini), 6.95
Small Heart punch (new style), 5.95 (to make shamrocks!)
SUB-TOTAL: $51.85
Get Birthday Bliss stamp set (p71)- FREE (or other SAB merchandise of your choice)

Milk Carton Gift-Making Bundle
SU Bigz L Mini Milk Carton Die, 32.95
Eggcoutrements Clear Mount stamp set, 16.95
SUB-TOTAL: $49.90
Get Scallop Trim Border punch- FREE (or other SAB merchandise of your choice)
Note: The above bundles are just basic 'ideas' of how you can coordinate various products for $50 (shipping & tax not included). There are tons of other possibilities! Its a great time to take advantage of all the amazing free goodies during Sale-A-Bration!

Email me with questions or to place your order!

***Reminder that Scrapbook in an Evening registration is SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20th, 2010!!! Please make sure you have filled out your registration form and have it to me by then.*** Full details are a few posts below!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Scrapbook In An Afternoon/Evening Revisions!

There have been numerous revisions to the January Scrapbook In An Evening post! Check it out for all the NEW details!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

In Color & Sale-A-Bration

I love this year's In Color stamp pads and paper! Once a year, Stampin' Up! comes out with six new colors for the year. This year the colors are Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry. They are so bright and vibrant! For the past few workshops, I have used them in a variety of ways. These cards were made using the "For All You Do" stamp set. The versatility of this set is wonderful!
This card was made using the "For All You Do" stamp set. The colors used for this card are Bermuda Bay (teal), Rich Razzleberry (purple), Crushed Curry (yellow), Soft Suede (Brown), and Sage Shadow (stem of flower). The VersaMark Ink was used to create the subtle flowers on the right side of the card.

The second card was made using Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Bermuda Bay. The clean lines give this card a simplistic look. The In Color paper and ink contrast the basic white background for a little punch of color.

The last card was made using the new Sale-A-Bration paper "Welcome Neighbor". It is such a great pack! There are so many cute designs and the smaller 6x6 size makes it simple and easy for smaller projects with out ending up with a lot of scrap. The stamp sets used for this card were the "Defining Alphabet" and "Define Your Life". They are some of my personal favorites because they can be used in an array of different ways. The kindness definition was stamped using the Bermuda Bay In Color ink and the "K" was stamped using the ever so functional VersaMark on the Soft Suede In Color Paper.

**Total thanks to Becca for taking these awesome shots of all the neat projects!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Support Hatian Disaster Relief with Stampin' Up!

"Stampin' Up! Announces Haitian Disaster Relief Efforts"

Stampin′ Up! demonstrators have a long history of making a difference in the lives of others--especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. So it was not surprising that so many demonstrators have contacted us in the past week asking what the plan is for helping to provide relief for those who continue to suffer from the effects of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12.

Here is the plan:
From now until February 28, 2010 ...$2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set you buy will be donated American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. 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.

Product Name/Item #/Price
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended)118571 $18.95
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount 117010 $26.95

This is a simple and straightforward plan; the more stamp sets that you order, the greater the difference you make. Often it is the simplest plans that work best!

Email me to place an order!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scrapbook in a Day Spring 2010

On your choice of either Saturday 3.13.10 at 1:00pm; Monday 3.15.10 at 6:30pm; or Friday 3.19.10 at 7:00pm, make an ENTIRE  scrapbook album in just a few hours! Choose from 6x6, 8 1/2x11, or 12x12 size for your scrapbook!

The scrapbook will be 20 pages (10 two-page spreads). When you leave, you will have a completed album, ready for photos AND a "Scrap Map" so you can duplicate this great book over and over again with different themes & designs. Just select the Simply Scrappin' kit of your choice from pages 164-167 of the Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. You can view these kits online by clicking the SHOP NOW link on the right side of my web page. Next, select "Paper", then select "Simply Scrappin". If you choose to bring your photos, I will assist you with photo layouts!

Optional Add-On: Don't have an album? I can pre-order one with your class supplies for an additional fee. All albums come in either Post Bound or Ring Bound  Select from the following colors of Linen Albums (pictured below): Natural; Real Red; Mellow Moss; or Navy (all found on page 203 of the 2009-2010 Idea Book)

Contact me for any questions. Idea Book & Catalog is available for $5.00 if you would like one.

Fee Schedule 

6x6 Class Fee: 25.00 Includes 1 Simply Scrappin Kit, Scrap Map, adhesive and pre-cut paper!
8 ½ x 11 Class Fee: 30.00 Includes 1 Simply Scrappin Kit, Scrap Map, adhesive and pre-cut paper!
12x12 Class Fee: 35.00 Includes 1 Simply Scrappin Kit, Scrap Map, adhesive and pre-cut paper!
Deluxe 12x12 Class Fee: $50.00 includes: 2 Simply Scrappin' kits, additional 12" x 12" card stock, scrap map handout, adhesive and pre cut paper!

Optional add-on: Don't have an album? I will pre-order one with your class supplies for an additional fee.  Select from the following colors of linen albums: Natural, Mellow Moss, Real Red, or Navy (page 203 of Idea Book 09-10). Fees are as follows:

6x6 Post or Ring Bound: 15.00
normally starts at 16.95!
8 ½ x 11 Post or Ring Bound: 20.00 normally starts at 21.95!
12x12 Post or Ring Bound: 25.00 normally starts at 26.95!

*All class fees include Sales Tax and S&H

Class sizes are limited! Register today!   Registration deadline is 2/20 for all classes.
*Registration fee is non-refundable. If you need to cancel and your space cannot be filled, you will receive your class materials.

*****Class Registration Form*****
Name: _____________________________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________
City, State, ZIP: ______________________________________________________________
Phone: _____________________Email:___________________________________________

Indicate which Simply Scrappin’ Kit you would like to use:
Sunny Day (new)                          
Happy B-Day (new)      
Tailor Made                       
Christmas Jingle (new)                    
Guest Book (new)                
Petal Party                                      
Cool Kids (New)                           
Love Sparkles                  
Moments & Milestones (new) 

Please Circle Selections

6x6 Class Fee: 25.00 Includes 1 Simply Scrappin Kit, Scrap Map, adhesive and pre-cut paper!

8 ½ x 11 Class Fee: 30.00 Includes 1 Simply Scrappin Kit, Scrap Map, adhesive and pre-cut paper!

12x12 Class Fee: 35.00 Includes 1 Simply Scrappin Kit, Scrap Map, adhesive and pre-cut paper!

Deluxe 12x12 Class Fee: $50.00 includes: 2 Simply Scrappin' kits, additional 12" x 12" card stock, scrap map handout, adhesive and pre cut paper!

Album Size: (Circle One)

6x6       8 ½ x 11     12x12

 Albums (Circle Choice)

Post Bound or Ring Bound  

Natural    Mellow Moss    Real Red    Navy

Circle Form of Payment

Cash     Check    Credit/Debit Card

Credit Card: Visa or Mastercard: 
Name on Card:­­­­___________________________________
Card Number: ________________________________________________________________
Exp. Date:­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________    
3 Digit Security Code:____________________________
Card Billing Address:­___________________________________________________________

TOTAL ENCLOSED:____________

Mail this registration form and your payment made out to: Jennifer Beckner 5616 Weslo Willow Circle Apt 218, Greensboro, NC 27409
Contact me by e-mail:
Phone: 540.589.6111

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dead Fish Hat...First Attempt

While looking for a few last minute Christmas ideas, I came across this really awesome fish hat pattern on I knew it would be perfect for Jonathan, and a week and a half before Christmas, I thought it would be smart to bet my husband $10.00 that I would finish it before Christmas. Even though I knew I was coming down with a cold (that I am just now getting over), and we had two different Christmas parties to attend, and the simple fact that I had never knitted anything other than a washcloth, I was convinced that I would win that $10.00 and make Cliff wish he had never bet against his darling wife...

Long story short, two days after Christmas, Jonathan got his hat, and Cliff got his 10 bucks. The end results were pretty good for a first attempt, and I am working on my third one now, which will be finished soon. Jonathan LOVES his hat, and wears it all the time, even inside.