Freebie Friday with Lawn Fawn

Happy Friday friends, Becki here with an amazing Freebie Friday with Lawn Fawn giveaway. I have a feeling you will all be VERY excited about this!

Raise your hand if you’re a Lawn Fawn fan!! If you could see me right now, you would see me raising my hand and jumping up and down. Even though, I don’t consider myself to be an expert stamper. I adore Lawn Fawn products!! If you’re not familiar with Lawn Fawn, here’s what you need to know: Lawn Fawn is a crafting supply company that specializes in cute, fun, & quirky photopolymer clear stamps, dies, paper, ink, and twine! At Lawn Fawn, our goal is to inspire smiles and creativity in you!

Recently, a few of us from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team took a class from Lawn Fawn. It was SO much fun! We created a card similar to the one in the photo. We loved learning about Lawn Fawn and playing with their awesome new products.Lawn Fawn is graciously sending one lucky winner the following prize pack: Forest Feast stamps, Forest Feast dies, AND a Shadow Box Card dies. It’s the perfect prize pack for creating Fall/Thanksgiving cards. If you want a chance to win this awesome prize pack, leave a comment below before August 24th at 11:59pm EST. While you’re waiting to see if you’re the lucky winner, make sure you’re following Lawn Fawn on social media. They will provide you with endless inspiration!

Now, it’s time to let you all know who won the book “Memoir Your Way” from last week’s Freebie Friday. Congratulations….Amy, please email becki@scrapbookexpo.com to claim your prize.

Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

Thanks for stopping by for another Freebie Friday. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win the awesome prize pack from Lawn Fawn! I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

Scrapbooking with a 6×6 paper pads

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a scrapbooking with 6×6 paper pad video and layout. Tomorrow is the day! I’ve been counting down the days to the Schaumburg show for weeks, and it’s finally here. At the Schaumburg show, I get to teach the two classes that I have been working on for months. Today, I’m telling you a little more about my Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 paper pads workshop as well as sharing another fun technique for scrapbooking with 6×6 paper pads. (This class is SOLD OUT in Schaumburg but will be available in Denver, Sacramento, and Ontario later this year.) In the Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 paper pads workshop, I share my favorite tips, tricks, and techniques for creating layouts with 6×6 paper pads. At the end of the workshop, attendees go home with 3 finished layouts created with 6×6 paper pads. Today, I’m sharing a bonus technique in the form of a video. The video is available on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo YouTube channel.

In the video you saw that I created the scalloped border with a circle punch. This is a really easy and fun technique. It would also be a fun technique to do with squares or triangles to create a more masculine layout. I created this layout with the Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper. This collection is gorgeous but this technique can be used with any 6×6 paper pad. Around the edges of the layout, I added some machine stitching to make sure the scallops stayed in place. The We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy sewing machine is perfect for this technique because it stitches through several layers of paper. This layout was SO fun to create! What is your favorite technique for using 6×6 paper pads on your layouts? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing from you! Also, if you’re in the Schaumburg, Denver, Sacramento, or Ontario area, I’d love to meet you and have you in one of my workshops. You can find all the information HERE. Thank you for stopping by, I’ll see you at the Expo!

Freebie Friday with Memoir Your Way

Happy Friday Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another amazing giveaway. This time, I have something a little different that I’m really excited about. (Honestly, I wish that I could be eligible to win this prize.) This week we have a great book to share with you. Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story Through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More is a fabulous new book.Here’s what you need to know about this book: Be inspired with this book for crafty people! Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story Through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More is full of ideas for capturing meaningful moments, people, and places in our lives. The chapter titled “Reinvent Your Scrapbook” shows how to experiment with fun flaps, folds, pockets, and pull-outs to add stories to your pages. Why not use ideas from the food chapter to make a cookbook scrapbook that tells the stories behind each recipe? Or a fabric scrapbook that draws inspiration from the quilting chapter? The possibilities are endless! The book even includes chapters on nurturing children as storytellers, writing personal and family stories in a graphic novel format, and other memoir-related topics. The book’s six authors call themselves The Memoir Roundtable and include a writer, scrapbooker, cookbook editor, quilter, literacy expert, and graphic novelist.  In this example by co-author Katherine Nutt from the scrapbook chapter, the “cheese chest” opens to reveal a nonsense question-and-answer-game that her grandmother played with her.Here’s the story of a bear’s unexpected visit to a campsite (with moveable magnet character).This scrapbook keepsake for a favorite aunt highlights some special memories with her.

Learn more about Memoir Your Way and the Memoir Roundtable on Social Media:

If you’d like to win a free copy of this book all you have to do is leave a comment below before Thursday, August, 17th 2017 at 11:59 EST.

Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering who won last week’s giveaway from Dare 2B Artzy. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. The winner is…..Congratulations, Regina!! Please email becki@scrapbookexpo.com to claim your prize.

Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

Thanks for stopping by for another Freebie Friday. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win a copy of Memoir Your Way. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

Latest & Greatest with Waffle Flower Stamps

Hey friends, Becki here to share with you a card that I created using a fun stamp set from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. I used the Waffle Flower Flora Cat Play stamp set.

If you’re a cat lover, this stamp set must be in your collection. It’s a beautiful stamp set. Waffle Flower always has such adorable designs. This card is very simple with 3 stamped images (the cat, the butterfly, and the sentiment) with black pigment ink. I chose pigment ink because I wanted to watercolor the flowers, balloons, and butterfly. The “life is boring when you are not around” is so cute! I added a little bit of shimmer to the card with a Wink of Stella pen.

If you haven’t tried a Wink of Stella brush pen, you must try it! It is the perfect way to add a little bit of sparkle to any project. The patterned paper I used on this card is from Fancy Pants Designs. It’s the Family & Co.collection. I’ve been using this collection a lot lately. Its so fun to play with and so versatile. Did you see the other pet card I created with this collection? You can find it HERE. This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Waffle Flower stamps will also be taught at our upcoming show in Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!

Freebie Friday with Dare 2B Artzy

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends, Becki here with another awesome Freebie Friday giveaway for you. I really do have the best job in the world. I love coming here each Friday to share awesome sponsors and prizes with you. Today is no exception. We have the amazing Dare 2B Artzy as our Freebie Friday sponsor. If you’re not familiar with Dare 2B Artzy, here’s what you need to know: Dare 2B Artzy is a family owned stamp business bringing you creative, fresh and inspirational designs. We design clear stamps, coordinating dies and quality double sided cardstock to help you with your next card, scrapbook layout or mixed media project. Visit our website to see our wide range of styles. Now go out and get “artzy”…I dare you.Dare 2B Artzy is giving away this awesome prize (pictured above). That gorgeous floral stamp set is called Wishing Happiness. Aren’t those floral stamps beautiful? The lucky winner will also receive the “thanks” die and the “wild orchid” ink pad. These supplies can be used to make amazing cards, scrapbook pages, and any other paper crafts. You know what to do if you want to win this awesome prize, leave a comment on this post before Thursday, August 10th 2017 at 11:59pm EST.Here are a few other cards created by the Dare 2B Artzy Design Team: Make sure you’re following Dare 2B Artzy on social media for tons of inspiration and to see their latest products.

Last week we had Spellbinders as our Freebie Friday sponsor. I’m sure you’re all wondering who will have that awesome prize pack landing on their doorstep. The lucky winner is…Congratulations, Joan!!! You’re our lucky winner. Please email, Becki@scrapbookexpo.com to claim your prize! I can’t wait to see what you create with Spellbinder goodies.

Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

Thanks for stopping by for another Freebie Friday. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win the prize pack from Dare 2B Artzy. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winners AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

Latest & Greatest Penny Slider Cards

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share some adorable penny slider cards using products from our Latest & Greatest card making workshop. These cards are SO fun to create! If you’ve attended one of our Latest & Greatest workshops, you know that by the end of the class you’ll have many new supplies to work with. Our next show is in Edison, NJ on August 11th-12th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes.

To create these cards I used the Penny Roller Card die set from We R Memory Keepers and products from the Summer Bucket list collection from PhotoPlay. I wish you could all come play with these cards. It’s so fun to watch the flower roll up and down on this card.The second card I created has the cute pinwheel that rolls across the top of the card. I think a sunshine die cut would be adorable on this card. But that pinwheel is pretty cute too! These cards are SO easy to make with the Rolling Penny Die set. When using that die set, all you need is some patterned paper, foam adhesive dots, and one penny!This Latest & Greatest: Card Making  workshop featuring the We R Memory Keepers die set will also be taught at our upcoming show in Schaumburg. We would love to see you there! Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I’ll be back next week with another project to inspire you to get into your craft room and create!

Freebie Friday with Spellbinders

Hello Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, with another amazing Freebie Friday giveaway! This week Spellbinders is providing an awesome giveaway! Are you familiar with Spellbinders? They manufacture amazing dies and die cutting machines. I have many of their dies and their Platinum 6™ die cutting machine. I use Spellbinders products every.single.day!

Here’s what you need to know about Spellbinders: Since we came on the crafting scene in 2003, Spellbinders® has led the industry with die cutting machines, tools and intricate die designs that cut, emboss and stencil, allowing crafters worldwide to add new levels of dimension and detail to their projects. Always an innovator, Spellbinders continues to break new ground with its machines, including Platinum™, Platinum 6™ and Prizm, along with detailed etched dies, Contour™ steel rule dies and cling rubber stamps. The Spellbinders product lines consist of more than 750 products, allowing crafters, makers, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind crafted projects for cards, scrapbook pages, home-décor, jewelry, mixed media and more.Spellbinders is providing one lucky winner with an awesome prize. One lucky winner will have a Prizm Die Cutting & Embossing Machine, the Rise & Shine Etched Die AND Seahorse & Sand Dollar Die. Make sure you comment on this post below before Thursday, August 3rd at 11:59PM EST to enter for your chance to win! In the meantime, make sure you’re following Spellbinders on all their social media channels for endless inspiration!

Now, we’re to the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the winner of the Simple Stories giveaway! Congratulations…

Pearl, you’re the lucky winner!! Please email becki@scrapbookexpo with your mailing address to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who played along with our Simple Stories Freebie Friday giveaway.

Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

Thanks for stopping by for another Freebie Friday. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win the Spellbinders prize pack. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.