Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Just Because and a Finale PR Giveaway!!!

Good Morning!  Jen here today to share a fun project with you today.

I’m getting a jump start on making calendars for 2013!  To create the calendar, I started with a 4x4 square coaster.

Calendar (1 of 2)
 Here is a close-up view of the butterfly:
Calendar (2 of 2)

To create a calendar, you can purchase a pre-printed calendar or there are several free online websites that offer printable calendars.  To finish off the binder clip, I stamped an image and punched it out with a scallop oval that I pop-dotted onto a punched scallop oval. Give it a try!  These are really easy to make!

Items Used:

Just Because Paperline - Quick Quotes
Ribbon – Quick Quotes
Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink – Quick Quotes
Butterfly Bag O Chips (Chipboard Butterfly) – Quick Quotes
Luminarte Shimmer Mist
Chipboard Coaster
Cardstock – Club Scrap
Gemstones – Bead Design Co.
Brads – Imaginisce
Printable Calendar
Binder Clip
Oval Punch – Stampin Up!
Scallop Oval Punch – Stampin Up!
Stamp Ink – Stampin Up!
Stamp – Stampin Up!
Pearls – Paper Studios

~ Jen Sodowsky


  Leave a comment here on this post from 
now through Saturday, August 25 at 11:59pm PST 
for your chance to win! 

Venue choices available:
(Grand Mound, WA, Palm Springs, CA, Austin, TX, Atlanta, GA and York, PA)

TWO winners will be chosen for this amazing prize!

PRIZE - one comment will be chosen at random and they will receive free private reserve tuition, an amazing weekend full of classes, crops, games, giveaways & much, much more! for them, + 1/2 price for a friend who is not already signed up for the event. ($299 value for you and $150 off for a friend).

*See prize disclaimer at the bottom of this post.

How to win:
  1. Make sure you are a follower of our blog (click on 'join this site' in the right column).
  2. Leave us a single comment on this post starting today. Comment collection closes Saturday, August 25 at 11:59pm, PST.
  3. Tell us: Why do you want to win Private Reserve tuition and which venue would you like to attend?  (St. Louis, MO will be unavailable.)
  4. Please give your FULL NAME in the comment too.
    (Please only leave a comment if you want to attend & will check back here to see if you win) :)
  5. One comment per person please.
  6. Check back next Sunday (8/26) when the winners will be announced.

    *QQ Private Reserve Prize Disclaimer: Prize is not transferable to another person. If you have paid in full and you win the prize, you will be refunded your $299. The 1/2 price for a friend only applies to someone who is not already signed up for the event. The $299 fee covers tuition for classes on Saturday & Sunday but does not include transportation or hotel. See http://www.shopquickquotes.com for complete details about what is included for the $299 tuition fee.)


GOOD LUCK to all who enter!

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Lucy said...
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Lucy said...

I heard so many great stories about your getaways and also saw many of the fantastic projects that were created. You can't imagine how badly I would like to attend! York, Pa. here I come :)Lucy Amato

Beverly said...

This is such an amazing weekend to attend. I would love to go to York, PA and share it with one of my sisters who live far away. Beverly Witt

mcgeechs said...

I would love to win because York, PA is not too far from me. But, I cannot afford this, so to win would be awesome. I would probably attend with my sister. Thanks. Jenny McGee

Heather King said...

wow...That is great! Another chance to win...Congratulations to the previous winners! I would love to win the tuition back so I might possibly have some spending money and my travel expenses would be taken care of... and I would love to be able to offer the discount to my other scrappin girlfriend!! That would be amazing..not only would I be part of this fantastic event, but I would be able to share the gift with someone else....I can't wait...I would love the chance to bring Debbie with me so we can both be a part of this awesome awesome group! new stuff and techniques.... it can't get much better!!

HeatherK said...

I have taken several of your classes over the years and your layouts abound throughout my albums. I love the new techniques I learn and the papers are always so wonderful. I would love to spend a weekend learning how to build a beautiful album that incorporates all of your amazing products. I would love to travel to York, PA to share this special weekend with a close friend and to meet many more friends who embrace this hobby as I do. Thanks, Heather Kalish

Marcia L. Brown said...

My name is Marcia L. Brown. I would love to win the Private Reserve Prize of the $299, but don't have the funds to go ahead and register at this point. So if the prize depends on being already registered, that would be a road block for me. However if I win, I would have time to gather the funds to help with the tuition for one of my friends. I would choose the Austin, Texas, venue.

I absolutely love the calendar idea! I can see making this coordinate with my KaiserCraft desk organizer. Thanks for the simple directions. This is very do-able!

Amy E said...

First things first...Jen, your project is absolutely adorable! I love what you've done with the Just Because paper line...and the butterfly...AWESOME!!

Thanks to QQ for another shot at the Private Reserve Weekend! As I've mentioned before, there's a financial constraint when the tuition (which is an AWESOME deal figuring up all that you get for the price!) along with the travel, hotel and extra meals costs are all figured in. I think it's great that you guys are helping someone attend who may not otherwise be able to!!

Since I'm a local Washington State girl, the Grand Mound location would be my class of choice.

Thank you so much for all these opportunities!!

Amy England
amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Barb said...

My name is Barb Barton. I'd love to attend the York PA event!!! I've never been to one and tey look like soooooo much fun!! I had planned on attending, but finances have just not allowed me to sign up.

scrappin2babygirls said...

Love the project so cute and such a great idea! I'm a follower. I would like to win the Private Reserve tuition because I've never got to go to anything like this before I'd love to learn some new stuff and meet some crafty people. I've never even been to a Scrapbook Expo lol. I would like to go to the Grand Mound, WA weekend which happens to be on my brithday :D (sept 30). Thanks so much for the chance to win.
-Jamie Larsen

Life Interrupted by Scrapbooking said...

I would love the Private Reserve tuition to learn some new techniques and have a great scrapbook getaway! York, PA
Laura Schoefield

Jill N. said...

LOVE that paper and I really would love to win a spot at PR!!! Thank you for so many chances to win! :D

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Would like to win to attend the Austin event. reason I'd like to attend is because I'm fond of Quick Quotes cardstock & powder puff chalk.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Today's project is so cute. What a great idea and the Just Because collection is fantastic and makes such cute projects. I'd love to win a PR spot at Grand Mound, WA. The reason, not only to learn new techniques and play with great product, but as a caregiver, I need a break and this would be a break to remember!. Thanks for a chance to win such a fabulous prize. Dorina Denton

ScrapperJanice said...

After seeing the projects and taking the QQ classes at CKC, I would love to attend a Private Reserve. All the comments from previous attendees are so positive, and it would be a fun weeekend. Austin is close for us . . .Janice

Anjie said...

Hi, Anjie Simmons here. I would love to go to the Austin, Texas private reserve. Would love to learn all the new techniques that will be taught at the reserve. What a great time it would be.

Love the calendar idea. I know some teachers that may just be getting these soon.

Thanks so much for all that you do,

Rosemary said...
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K Clark said...

oh my goodness... thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I would love to go to the York Pennsylvania one - i love craftyness.. and love being around others that do the same thing! i don't have too many friends that are into it as much as I am so my online friends and people I meet at crops are my crafty friends... thanks again for the opportunity - OH... I would go any where if i was to win!
Kimberly Clark
leokc34 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Hi, I would love to attend the Grand Mound, Washington for free!! I have paid for it but it is a financial constraint. I would love to take a friend of mine with me but we both work at an elementary school and are full time students working for our teaching degrees. We are doing our student teaching in the spring and this could be our last hoorah before we are unemployed for the greater good...students!!!!

Rita Spalding

Anonymous said...

I love Quick Quotes products and enjoyed using them in a class at the Charlotte CKC. I would love to win the tuition to the Atlanta Private Reserve since I have two kids who graduated from college this year without jobs.

Also, I love making the coaster binder calendars. The one that Jen made is really cute!

Pat Yahner

Shannon Brown said...

What an awesome company. I can't believe how incredibly kind you all are. You have given away so many free registrations to your events in this economy it's amazing. So now, why do I want to go to the Palm Springs CA Private Reserve. Well, I have been scrapbooking for a bit, but always by myself. I am from Palm Desert and we didn't have a LSS (local scrapbook store) I had no idea there were classes, and crops and places to get together and get crafty. It wasn't until I moved away from the desert that I found out how cool it was to be creative with other people, and now I love it. I was able to attend the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim Ca this year and take the Teresa Collins canvas book class. I LOVED IT. Not only did I love the end product, but the way the class ran, the teacher and explanation and the pace of the class was perfect. It is amazing that you are giving us a chance to win a spot where for three days we get to get messy with other creative people. THANKS SO MUCH
Shannon Brown
Palm Springs CA

Judee2 said...

It is always good to have the chance to win something. However it is also good to get fresh ideas on crafting. Thanks for reminding me that the time for new calenders is upon us. The only way I'd get to go this year is if I win so wish me luck.

Hollyk said...

I would love to attend the QQ PR in York PA. I have heard many wonderful things about the QQ reserves and have always enjoyed the QQ classes at CKC. It would just make my day if I could win this prize and be able to share it with a friend. If I dont win then maybe next year I will be able to attend.
Thanks for a chance to win
Holly Mira :)

Cathy said...

I would love to be a winner and think it would be so special to attend in Palm Springs for the next decade of my life while there!! I will "enjoy" 6 0 during that Retreat!! They say that 60 is the next 40, so what a way it would be to start the new decade at the QQ Private Reserve!!

Unknown said...

I would love to win the York, PA convention! TFS!

merrymstamper said...
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merrymstamper said...

Congratulations to the previous winners!!! wooot woot!!!

I am a new ClubQ member and I absolutely love the kits that I received so far. Looking forward to more :-) I'd love an opportunity to win for the YORK, PA Private reserve. Thank you for the opportunity. ~ Mary Faus

Theresa Metts said...

My sister goes every year to these and live it. I would love to go.

The Erickson Family said...

This will be the third year my friend and I have gone to the Grand Mound, Washington event. We LOVE it!

P Myers said...

I have been looking again and again at the Private Reserve invitation since I first saw it online. I live in Lancaster, so York would be perfect. The downside is that my husband has not worked since March because of an injury so money just is not available for such a luxury. So if I do not win this time, I am going to start saving my pennies for next year because I promise you I will be there!

sbullis said...

My name is Sherry Bullis and I am already registered for the Palm Springs PR. It would be great to win so I'd have more spending money while I am there. I'd also think it would've wonderful to bring along a friend who can't afford it this year. I love Quick Quote products and am patiently waiting for the next 4 weeks to go by for our wonderful weekend.

Elizabeth Bonilla said...

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Manning Bonilla. I would love to win and go to the Private Reserve in Atlanta GA. I would love to win because I have been blessed to attend two and they were awesome. It would be so much fun and great to go !!! Thank you for the opportunity !!

Elizabeth Bonilla said...

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Manning Bonilla. I would love to win and go to the Private Reserve in Atlanta GA. I would love to win because I have been blessed to attend two and they were awesome. It would be so much fun and great to go !!! Thank you for the opportunity !!

Elizabeth Bonilla said...

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Manning Bonilla. I would love to win and go to the Private Reserve in Atlanta GA. I would love to win because I have been blessed to attend two and they were awesome. It would be so much fun and great to go !!! Thank you for the opportunity !!

Anonymous said...

Oh....I would love to win a PR registration! Me and my BFF have talked about doing a PR for about three years now! Would LOVE to come!

Please pick me!
Theresa Riggs

JustLoved said...

What a great giveaway, I would love to win it!
LaWanna Yeager

Cathy said...

I would love to win the QQ Private Reserve weekend!! It is my 60th Birthday in September and celebrating it at the Palm Springs event would be awesome!! Thanks in advance for picking me :-) LOL

Cathy said...

I would love to win a Private Reserve weekend and celebrate my 60th birthday at the Palm Springs QQ Reserve. I already posted but didn't leave my full name so I will thank you for picking my name now--Cathy Ruud hoping to be at the Palm Springs Reserve!!

Karen M. G. said...

Thank you for the chance to win tuition to the York PA Private Reserve. The reason to want to win- More funds to spend on QQ scrappy product! Karen Gibson

Becky Garrison said...

Yes please! I would love to win this amazing opportunity! I am already a follower of your blog.

I would love to attend the Atlanta, GA PR event!

I would like to win this for various reasons, but mainly for the opportunity to scrap with so many people and using such amazing products! I think it would be an amazingly fun and creative time!

Liz said...

I love Scrappin I've heard amazing things.
Palm Springs is a great place.

I love the lil calendars for my desk this year I didn't make one..
Maybe gives me incentive to do one for 2013 it's coming so quick.

Liz Schaefer
would love to go to Palm Springs venue

trixr4kids said...

Really enjoy all of the great projects on this blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

shalpern said...

I can only imagine what wonderful ideas and projects would come out of a weekend like this. York, PA is the closest option for me, and I would use this wonderful opportunity to celebrate my birthday. What a great gift this reserve would be!

scrapblue said...

Rosemary palmer. QQ is a great company and so want to attend my first event because I know it will be as awesome if not better than QQ vlasses

Tina D. said...

I want to win because i love QQ products and I want to make the album for my mom as her Christmas gift. Looking forward to sun and fun in Palm Springs, CA. With my fingers crossed, Tina Des Rosiers

Laura Dassance said...

Would love to attend the ATL tuition! Thanks so much for the chance. I would love to win so I could have a weekend away to do what I love best (and often times don't make the time!)

Thanks again!

laura Dassance