Freebie Friday with Craft Fantastic

It’s FRIDAY!! I’m Becki Adams, your Freebie Friday hostess. Today I get to share another awesome giveaway to share with you. This week, Craft Fantastic is our sponsor. I’m sure most of you have met the Craft Fantastic team at one of our shows but if you haven’t here’s what you need to know: Established in 2008, Craft Fantastic is a craft supply company specializing in photo jewelry components to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings (and more) showcasing family photos, original artwork and Fantastic Art Images. We pride ourselves on providing thoughtfully curated, designed, easy to use contemporary craft products that bring out the artist in everyone. We know your memories are important to you. Let us help you turn them into timeless keepsakes!This prize package is a sampling of the newest designs added to the Craft Fantastic family of products! The winner will receive over $75 in trays, glass cabochons, images and findings! Enough to create 20 pendants! If you want to be entered for your chance to win this amazing prize all you need to do is comment on this post BEFORE June 29th, at 11:59pm EST. Yes, it’s that easy!Have you connected with Craft Fantastic on social media? If you haven’t you’ll want to do that today!

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Sign up to receive the Craft Fantastic monthly NEWSLETTER and have exclusive information regarding sales, discounts and product peeks delivered right to your inbox! Did you know that one lucky subscriber is randomly selected each month to receive a $100 shopping spree???!!! Sign up and see if next month’s winner is you!Love Craft Fantastic and want even more?! Every month Craft Fantastic puts together a special kit featuring your favorite pieces to create a beautiful jewelry ensemble at a significant discount! Visit the KIT-OF-THE-MONTH page in the Craft Fantastic shop to see the latest and greatest kit!Dallas/Ft. Worth Craft Fantastic Road Show Join Craft Fantastic August 5th, 2017 for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Road Show featuring 4 amazing workshops and a day filled with fun and creativity! Visit the ROAD SHOW section of the Craft Fantastic website for more details!

Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering who gets to take home the awesome watercolor prize from Melissa Frances. The lucky winner is…..

Congratulations Kim Martin, this awesome watercolor prize pack will be on your doorstep soon! 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 Craft Fantastic prize pack. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

Latest & Greatest Pocket Scrapbooking with Fancy Pants

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share pocket scrapbooking page that I created with products from the Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. Last week, I shared a card that I created using products from the Fancy Pants Family & Co collection  (you can find that post HERE). For this week’s post I decided to create a pocket page layout using the same products. I used a lot of stamps from the Family & Co collection to create this layout, including the title and a few of the embellishments.

All of the patterned paper in this project came from the Family & Co 6×6 paper pad, tags, and 4×4 stamp set. I started this project by printing photos and cutting all the patterned paper cards to go in the pockets. The photos are printed in both black and white and color. I LOVED all the photos I took on this particular event and wanted to use them on this project but the two portrait photos were taken at night and the color was off. When I have photos that aren’t the best quality, I like to print them black and white instead of color. By printing the photos in black and white it makes it less noticeable that the photos are imperfect. The Family & Co.4×4 stamp set that attendee’s receive in the Latest & Greatest Stamping Workshop is adorable. I wanted to use it for more than just the title. By stamping with the star stamps on patterned paper and cutting them out I had the most adorable embellishments to go on my project! The finishing touches on this pocket page layout are a few enamel dots and a few buttons. The buttons and enamel dots added a bit of texture without making the cards too bulky. This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Fancy Pant’s Family & Co. collection will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll be here next Thursday with a video tutorial. I’ll see you then!

Card Swappin’ with Dave Gordon

Hello everyone, we are so excited to be able to announce a new feature here on Weekly Scrapper called “Card Swappin’ with Dave Gordon.”  If you’ve attended a Crop or a Card Swap at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you’ve already been charmed by our wonderful Dave Gordon. He always takes an event up a big notch and turns them into a delightful occasion full of fun. You really haven’t experienced the complete Expo until you Crop or Swap with Dave! In his posts on Weekly Scrapper, Dave will share all of the great happenings from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Card Swaps. Today is Dave’s first post, so we’ll turn the time over to him!

Card Swaps are packed with inspiration and ideas for creating fabulous cards and also sharing them with other crafters.  Maybe you have been making cards for years and need to get some fresh ideas. Or maybe you are new to card making and want to get connected with other card makers who share your new passion. I can say one thing, once you make that first card you are sure to be hooked and will be looking forward to creating your next one!

Card Swaps offers many fresh and new ideas for card making. In the swap, I encourage guests to share their inspiration about why they enjoy card making. Maybe the participant likes to use flowers, buttons, or bling on their cards. Some are great at using their “scraps” for making cards. (As you and I know, there is nothing “scrap” in our creative world! We always find a use for even the smallest piece of paper or embellishment.)  Making and sending a handmade card means as much to me as it does to the special person who is receiving it.

Each guest that attends a Card Swap receives 15 unique cards made by other swappers in the room. How fabulous is that?! We even have a “traveling card box” filled with cards from other shows for your inspiration. The ideas you will receive are endless!

Look at this card full of birthday celebration created by Chris Zelnick. This card was made using a dot style embossing folder for the background and die cuts for the balloons and balloon strings. I love the bright shining colors used in making this special card

Everyone likes a little elegance and this next card is simply perfect. The sweet flamingo is for that special someone who needs a soft touch of kindness. This card, created by April Smith, features a flamingo die cut, bling, ribbon, and a charm.

Now that you’ve been inspired to start swappin’ cards, check out this Card Swap group on Facebook “Card Swap Pals.”  What a great way to reach card makers both around the corner and across the country.

This series of posts, along with all the Card Swaps at Stamp & Scrapbook Expos, are designed as a great way for you to be inspired to create beautiful cards. Join me each time for “Card Swappin’ With Dave” because the fun has just begun! To attend a Card Swap in person, make sure to check out the schedule for Scrap & Scrapbook Expos across the country and plan for a fabulous weekend crafting, cropping, shopping, and swappin’ with friends!

 

~ Dave

Freebie Friday with Melissa Frances

Hello everyone, it’s FRIDAY!! And that means it’s time for another edition of Freebie Friday here on the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’m Becki, I’m thrilled to be the hostess of the Freebie Friday giveaways. This week we have the awesome, Melissa Frances as our sponsor. I’m sure many of you have been to the Melissa Frances booth at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. The prize up for grabs this week is a watercolor tower and a set of water brushes.

If you’re a scrapbooker or a cardmaker and haven’t tried watercolors, now is your chance! Leave a comment on this post before Thursday, June 22nd at 11:59pm EST and you could be the lucky winner of this awesome prize! Here are some examples of cards you can create with watercolors.

If you haven’t connected with Melissa Frances on social media, here are all the links you’ll need to get that taken care of:

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Melissa has some awesome inspiration on her social media channels.Watch Melissa create with these amazing watercolors:

Now, I know you’re all wondering who won last week’s giveaway from Maya Road. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. The winner is…..HollyK1226Congratulations Holly!!! Please email, becki@scrapbookexpo.com to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who participated in last weeks giveaway. I hope you’ll participate this week as well!

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 Melissa Frances watercolor and water brush set. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

Latest & Greatest Stamping with Fancy Pants AND The Stamps of Life

Latest & Greatest Stamping with Fancy Pants AND The Stamps of Life by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #SSBE2017 #Stamping #cardmaking #beckiadams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’m happy that you found your way to the Weekly Scrapper blog. The project I have to share with you today is using products from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. These are products that workshop attendees will receive in the Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop at a few of our shows this Summer. Today, I’m working with a stamp/die set from Stephanie Barnard and the Stamps of Life AND patterned papers/embellishments from the Fancy Pants Family & Co. collection . Usually, I’m not a stamper. But recently, I’ve had a lot of fun working on a few stamping projects. When I first received this cute puppy stamp/die set, I knew that I had to make a card (or several cards) with it. After I stamped and colored the puppy image, I knew that it would go perfectly with the papers in the 6×6 paper pad from the Family & Co. collection. My preferred method of coloring stamped images is with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a water brush. These markers come in a vast array of colors. I have a couple sets of markers in my stash and many more on my wish list. The sentiment for this card is stamped on a striped tag from the Family & Co. collection. Then, I adhered the stamped puppy to the bottom of the tag and adhered the tag/puppy cluster to layers of patterned papers to create the front of the card. The finishing touch on this card is a few sprinkles of navy shimmer ink. In my opinion a few sprinkles of ink is the perfect finishing touch to a LOT of projects.This card turned out so much better than I imagined. Watch for more projects using this stamp and die set from me. I already have a few more stamped images on my desk waiting to be colored. Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. Make sure you sign up for Latest & Greatest workshops at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you! You’ll LOVE these workshops!

Freebie Friday with Maya Road

Hello Freebie Friday friends! Becki here to share another awesome giveaway with you. Maya Road is our Freebie Friday sponsor this week. Raise your hand if you’re a Maya Road fan! I know I am. Have you seen the awesome new storage items they have? They’re adorable!

Maya Road is so happy to sponsor Freebie Friday! Would you like to win a $25 credit to Maya Road? Check out the new Maya Road website! We have all of our favorite items as well as classics listed here! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter for sneak peeks and special deals! With over 400 products to choose from what would you spend your Maya Road credit on? Check out the new website at www.mayaroad.com

The Maya Road design team has been hard at work creating some amazing projects. These projects make my creative mind burst with ideas. How cute is that cupcake tag? If you’re looking for floral embellishments, Maya Road has them! Who couldn’t use a few more flowers in their crafty stash??!Make sure you connect with Maya Road on social media.

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I’m sure you’re all wondering who won last weeks Freebie Friday giveaway. If you remember, Creative Scrapbooker Magazine sponsored last weeks giveaway with a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION. I won’t make you wait any longer… the winner is….

Congratulations Renee!! 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.

Don’t forget to comment on this post BEFORE Thursday, June 15th, at midnight EST for your chance to win a Maya Road $25 gift card. Good luck!

Thank you for stopping by! I’ll see you again next week for another edition of Freebie Friday! Have a great week 🙂

Latest & Greatest Card Making AND Stamping

Latest & Greatest Card Making and Stamping by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #ssbe2017 #scrapbookexpo #beckiadams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a card that I created using products from the Latest & Greatest Card making AND Stamping workshops. This fun card came together within minutes. I started by trimming a piece of pink patterned paper from the Make Your Mark 6×8 paper pad from Bella Blvd. (If you took our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop earlier this year, you received products from this collection.) Sewing around the edges of this piece of patterned paper was my next step. I love adding a little bit of texture with my sewing machine. It makes the card have a handmade feel to it as well. The main element of this card is the large fringe heart. I started by hand cutting a heart out of white cardstock. Then I cut 6 strips of patterned paper from the Make Your Mark 6×8 paper pad. Fringe scissors made the next step so easy! I cut each strip with fringe scissors. Use caution when cutting the strips! Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the strip. You’ll need to leave about 1/4 at the top of each strip so the fringe doesn’t fall apart. Then, I adhered each strip (starting at the bottom) to the white cardstock heart. When I had all the fringe adhered, I trimmed the excess fringe from around the heart. When I adhered the heart to the card front, I used foam adhesive to make the heart pop off of the page a little bit. At the bottom of the heart, I used black stamping ink and the Friends and Family stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps to create the sentiment. (If you were in our Latest & Greatest Stamping class, you received this stamp set.)The finishing touch on this card is a few sprinkles of gold spray ink. I love the shimmer that the gold ink gives to the card. I can’t wait to share this card with a sweet friend of mine.

Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering who won last weeks special giveaway from Creative Scrapbooker magazine. I won’t delay any longer… 😉 Congratulations….Lori Geise!!! Lori, please email becki@scrapbookexpo.comto claim your prize.

Thank you, all for playing along with this special giveaway. Make sure you stop by the Creative Scrapbooker blog and say hello. Thank you for stopping by for this edition of Inspiration Station. I hope you were inspired by the card I created with products from Latest & Greatest Card Making and Stamping. If you haven’t done so already make sure to sign up for a Latest & Greatest workshop at an expo in your area. I’ll see you again next Thursday for some stamping inspiration.