Thursday, December 7, 2017

Qbee's Quest has moved!!!

At the end of November I moved my blog to a new platform. My old blog posts will remain here, but I will also have a copy of all my old blog posts on my new site AND all my new blogging will take place on the new platform. I'm still getting some things set up, but I hope you will like the slightly upgraded look. I think you will especially love my new tutorials page and search bar (located at the top), which should make it easier to find your favorite projects. Just let me know if you have any questions.

Visit my new blog at:
QbeesQuest.com

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Stamparatus: What is it? AND How to get one?

During On Stage we got to see the fabulous new stamping tool called the STAMPARATUS. It is a stamp positioner, it can help you get a perfectly stamped image and it can be used for many different techniques. I could continue to sing its praises, but I think you will get a better appreciation of it, if you watch the video below.

What is a Stamparatus?

How much is the Stamparatus?
The Stamparatus is $49 in the United States (plus shipping & tax).

How to reserve your Stamparatus?
1. Make sure you have an online account with Stampin' Up and that you can access it. Try logging in to the Stampin' Up Store HERE! If you have problems accessing your account, please contact Stampin' Up at 1-800-782-6787.
2. Reservations will be open December 5-30 Go to the Stampin' Up Online Store HERE and login.
3. You should see a link or banner that you can click on to RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS.
4. Enter your card information and then click the "reserve" button. Here is a link to the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Can I reserve more than one Stamparatus?
You can only reserve ONE Stamparatus.

When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
When the Stamparatus arrives in the warehouse, Stampin' Up will add your reserved Stamparatus to a shopping cart. Stampin' Up will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

When will the the Stamparatus arrive?
If you reserve your Stamparatus between Dec 5-30, the first ones will start shipping on March 19th. The Stamparatus reservations will be filled on a first reserved, first shipped basis. The fulfillment process could take several weeks.

What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Will the Stamparatus be available in an upcoming catalog?
The Stamparatus will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual catalog starting in June 2018. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ready for Christmas Card (CT# 121)

I have to laugh a little when I see my card. It is entitled the "Ready for Christmas Card," but did you notice that there are no ornaments on the tree and no presents beneath it? This is perhaps, a little indicative of my Christmas preparations. LOL! One thing I really like about this card is that you could actually make them as Christmas cards or you could make this card even more special by dressing it up with ornaments and presents. If you would like to see how I made this card, join me for my Facebook Live today or check back here later to see the recording.

Supply List HERE!

Facebook Live Today
Please join me today (Tuesday) at 10am EST when I'll demonstrate how I made this card. The recording will be posted later the same day. (https://www.facebook.com/StampWithBrendaQuintana/).

Check out page 26 of the 2017 Holiday Catalog to find the card that we are CASE-ing today. My downline Catalina and I alternate picking cards for this challenge. To check out Catalina's Cards see HERE!

Would you like to CASE with us? Join our CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group and you will be able to share your card with us. It's a great way to improve your stamping and challenge yourself to try new styles. I hope you will join us.

What is CASE-ing? The acronym CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything. When you CASE you can change nothing, a few things, or sometimes the card you are CASE-ing turns out looking completely different than the original.

Quick Reference
  • Crumb Cake Card Base: 11" x 4-1/4", score at 5-1/2"
  • Sahara Sand Layer: 3-3/4" x 5"
  • Oval Tree Skirt: 3rd largest smooth and scallop ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits


Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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Join and share with me on my Facebook Group:
Bee Stamping with Qbee

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Reindeer Chirstmas Card (CT# 120)

Today's challenge card has an easy layout with a traditional Christmas color scheme. The reindeer was colored using Stampin' Blends and I love the rich colors these new alcohol markers produce. The "Happy Christmas" comes from the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set and even though I do not own the matching framelit to cut it, the greeting was easy to cut out by hand. If you would like to see how I made this card, join me for my Facebook Live today or check back here later to see the recording.

I will be demonstrating the new Stampin' Blends TODAY on my Facebook Live!!

Supply List HERE!

Facebook Live Today
Please join me today (Tuesday) at 10am EST when I'll demonstrate how I made this card. The recording will be posted later the same day. (https://www.facebook.com/StampWithBrendaQuintana/).

Check out page 17 of the 2017 Holiday Catalog to find the card that we are CASE-ing today. My downline Catalina and I alternate picking cards for this challenge. To check out Catalina's Cards see HERE!

Would you like to CASE with us? Join our CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group and you will be able to share your card with us. It's a great way to improve your stamping and challenge yourself to try new styles. I hope you will join us.

What is CASE-ing? The acronym CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything. When you CASE you can change nothing, a few things, or sometimes the card you are CASE-ing turns out looking completely different than the original.

Quick Reference
  • Crumb Cake Card Base: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
  • Quilted Christmas DSP: 5-1/2" x 3" and 5-1/2" x 1-1/4"
  • Largest Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle


Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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Join and share with me on my Facebook Group:
Bee Stamping with Qbee