Freebie Friday – Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2017

SCT Magazine Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello and Happy Friday! Has Spring arrived where you are? The weather is trying really hard to be spring-like where I am, but Mother Nature isn’t sure she is ready to say goodbye to Winter yet. Honestly, though, I cannot wait to see little flowers popping up in the garden. I so love my garden!

With each season change, a new issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine releases. The Spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine went live today! This beautiful magazine is available in hardcopy from select retailers, including many Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and Chapter’s/Indigo stores! The Spring 2017 issue can be viewed online for free here: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/current-issue

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The Spring issue includes all of these wonderful articles. On these individual web pages, you can view the artwork from each article as well as download each article as a separate PDF. It is also a great place to pin your favourite products from!

Did you know that you can also view all of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazines, from the current one back to the first issue that was released in 2006, online here? You can view and/or download them all for FREE!

Here are a few projects from the Spring issue to get you inspired …

Sweet Girl by Megan Hoeppner

Sweet Girl by Megan Hoeppner

The Best by Stacy Cohen

The Best by Stacy Cohen

Ewe Are Loved by Kimberly Crawford

Ewe Are Loved card by Kimberly Crawford

With each issue, they also provide free sketches, cut files, and printable files. Each issue has a full series of bonus items that will inspire scrapbookers, card makers and paper crafters everywhere! Here are a couple of my favourites from the Spring issue:

Free Cut Files from SCT Magazine

Free Printables from SCT Magazine

I hope these projects have inspired you and have you wanting to see more! See the current issue here: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/current-issue

You can also find hundreds of free sketches, and other free downloadable cut files and printables on their website.

Last but not least, Scrapbook & Cards Today is turning 11! Be sure to visit their blog and join the fun tomorrow as they kick off their 11th birthday celebration with 11 days of birthday inspiration and prizes. Trust me, you do not want to miss it! With over $3K in prizes to give away, it’s going to be fun!

SCT Magazine 11th Birthday

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

To celebrate the release of the Spring 2017 issue, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to receive a one-year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine!

Win a Subscription to SCT Magazine

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, March 23rd. Good luck!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a prize pack from their new March release.

The winner is … Debbie!

Pretty Pink Posh winner - Debbie

Congratulations Debbie! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here:

Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!

~ Jen

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Freebie Friday – Pretty Pink Posh

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The sun is shining, the wind is blowing, it is freezing outside and I am ready for Spring! While the Winter has not been a hard one here, the swinging temperatures are wreaking havoc so I say, “Bring on Spring!”

This week Pretty Pink Posh announced their new March release. This new collection makes me think Spring, Easter, and friendship!

Pretty Pink Posh March Stamp Set

The Pretty Pink Posh design team created these beautiful projects using this release.

Blessings card by Jeanne Jachna

Blessings card by Jeanne Jachna

Friends card by Joni Nina Andaya

Friends card by Joni Nina Andaya

Easter card by Yana Smakula

Easter card by Yana Smakula

Congrats card by Suzy Plantamura

Congrats card by Suzy Plantamura

Thank You card by Yana Smakula

Thank You card by Yana Smakula

Those cards are all so pretty and so different as well. I love to see how different people use the same collection. The Pretty Pink Posh design team are having a blog hop this week. Visit the Pretty Pink Posh blog and then the designers blogs and leave comments for a chance to win one of four $25 gift certificates.

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Our friends at Pretty Pink Posh would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to win this prize pack from their new March release.

Pretty Pink Posh Giveaway

To learn more about Pretty Pink Posh follow these links:

For a chance to win this prize pack from Pretty Pink Posh, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, March 16th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Creative Scrapbooker. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a one year subscription.

The winner is …Mel H.!

Congratulations Mel! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win this beautiful prize from Pretty Pink Posh, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here:

Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!

~ Jen

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Freebie Friday – Creative Scrapbooker

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SPRING IS COMING …. The Spring 2017 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is now on newsstands!

Creative Scrapbooker

 

To get a copy in your hands

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

In celebration of Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Freebie Friday, we are giving away a ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to one lucky fan! YAHOOOO!!!!

Creative Scrapbooker

To find out more about Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and to join their paper crafting community, we invite you to visit our various social media sites:

For a chance to win, please leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, March 9th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a mystery box.

The winner is … Debbie Clever!

Congratulations Debbie! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here:

Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!

~ Jen

 

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Freebie Friday – Win an EXPO Mystery Box!

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February is quickly coming to an end and that means that our National Stamp & Scrapbook Month giveaway will be wrapping up soon and … wait for it … the first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of 2017 will be opening in less than a week! Woot! Woot! The EXPO team is ready, our Pleasanton EXPO friends are counting down the days, and all the excitement is making me feel the need for a special giveaway! Amazingness is everywhere!

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February is National Stamp & Scrapbook Month and we are giving away a Dream Weekend to a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for one lucky winner! This Dream Stamp & Scrapbook Expo weekend includes 4 admission tickets to a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (two 2-day admission tickets), 2 workshops of your choice, 2 crop tickets of your choice, and 1 hotel room (double occupancy) for Friday night.

Enter to win the giveaway here: http://scrapbookexpo.com/national-stamp-scrapbook-month-2017/  While you are there, check out the amazing scrapbook and stamp businesses who are offering a 10% discount on your purchase through the entire month of February! Sweeeeet! Lastly, if you visit one of these stores, with a $5 purchase you will receive a free National Stamp & Scrapbook Month collectible button while supplies last. For all of you button collectors, this button will be the first collectible towards you receiving your ‘I Conquered’ button and lanyard … and ringing the GONG!

Top 10 Insider Tips

Next, as we are about to start the 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo season, you need to know the Top 10 Insider Tips! I wonder how many of them you are aware of already. These tips will help you increase your chances to win prizes, get more free stuff, and even earn some cash!

10 … Shopping Bag

This one is a no-brainer. Enter your information into the kiosk and get a shopping bag to carry all your fun merchandise! We’ll send you an email later, but we think you’ll be happy to receive more inspiration and also be in-the-know about all the latest information.

9 … Door Prizes

Another easy step! Once you enter your name into the kiosk, you will automatically be entered into our Door Prize giveaway! TIP: If you don’t hear your name called, you can check the winner board and pick up your prize at the Door Prize booth.

8 … Early Bird Shopping

Many of the vendors in the shopping area have early bird specials, so get to the Expo early on Friday for extra sale items. TIP: If you sign up for a Friday workshop online, you get the Early Bird admission for free!

7 … Make & Takes

Several vendors have Make & Takes in their booths. Some you’ll need to pay a small fee for, but others are free. TIP: Check the Show Guide for a listing of all the Make & Takes available and then plan your course of action.

6 … Baggage Check

You’ve shopped, taken a workshop, and your arms are full of Make & Takes, crafting treasures, and workshop kits. Stop by the free baggage check and drop off your bags.  (You may want to slip a dollar to the charity that is running it, but really, you would donate to the cause anyway, and they are certainly saving your back!)

5 … Crops

This is the best way to keep track of your friends and your stuff at Scrapbook Expo. Purchase a crop table and then you have a home base to work from. You can shop a little, come back and look at your treasures, then leave everything at the table, go take a workshop, go get something to eat – you get the idea! Your friends can all do the same, and after shopping and workshops, you get to hang out until midnight getting crafty. There are prizes galore, and if you want to dress in costume or decorate your table, you have even more chances to win. Buying raffle tickets gives you more chances for prizes! You get a $20 crop kit of crafting products, along with a keepsake button. All just for hanging out with your girlfriends at Scrapbook Expo! TIP: Seating is first come in the crop, so if you don’t want to pay for a table together, show up early and seat yourselves together.

4 … Pre-Register Online for a Workshop

If you sign up for a workshop, you get that day’s admission for free. (There is a $2.00 service fee.) However, you just saved $5.00 and earned a keepsake button! TIP: If you sign up for three workshops, you get an additional free gift!

3 … Saturday Scraptacular

This is where the really good prizes are! You come early on Saturday and get a Golden Ticket. Then your peruse the table with all the prizes on it. You choose the prize you want most and put your Golden Ticket in the bucket near that prize. TIP: Not too many people know about this, so your chances of winning are really good!

2 … The Creativity Center

Have a seat and create a FREE Make & Take at the Creativity Center. Plus, you’ll earn one of our Keepsake Buttons. TIP: This is a super easy way to get a Keepsake Button. You’ll want to do the make & take, but even if there’s not an open seat when you stop by and you can’t come back, just ask for a button.

1 … MEGA Make & Take Extravaganza

If you love Make & Takes, you will love this event! Think of it as 8 to 12 mini workshops all in one sitting. No standing in line and no waiting. We bring these exclusive Make & Takes to you. TIP: Not only do you come away with lots of beautiful projects, the vendors presenting the projects often have super sales during this MEGA event. Don’t miss it!

We said 10 ways to maximize your Scrapbook Expo weekend, but there is one more that you really need to know about: Volunteer. We will actually pay you to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. That’s right! We call them ‘volunteer’ positions, but we pay people to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. This takes a little pre-planning as you have to sign up ahead of time. But working at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for a few hours earns you some cash and free entry to the shopping area. Plus, you earn a Keepsake Button. TIP: Work one shift or several shifts, either way, you still get admission and a button.

When you consider it, we are paying you to come to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo whether you work or not. You get free admission when you buy a workshop, free gifts in the Swag Bag, free Make & Take projects, and free keepsake buttons. All that free stuff is worth much more than the $10 you pay to get in. What a deal!

Now that you are all excited and ready to enjoy the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo events in 2017, let’s do a giveaway!  The team is very busy getting the season started, but I thought it would be fun to give away a Mystery Box hand picked by our very own Crop Host Extraordinaire – Dave! Doesn’t that sound wonderful!

SSBE Mystery Box

For a chance to win a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Mystery Box, leave a comment on this blog post telling us something fun about yourself. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, March 2nd.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for two admission tickets to a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of their choice.

The winner is …Lynn Kenyon!

Congratulations Sara! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here:

Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!

~ Jen

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Freebie Friday – Visit a Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO!

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Hello, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week and are looking forward to the weekend. Will you be creating this weekend? Will you be sitting back and reading a good book? I hope to do a little bit of both. This weekend is a long weekend in Ontario as Monday is Family Day. My kids are older so they will likely be hanging out with their friends for most of the day but we will hang out as a family for part of the day as well!

We are halfway through February, and National Stamp & Scrapbook Month. We are doing lots of giveaways in the Facebook groups, and thousands of people have entered the giveaway to win a Dream Weekend at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. I hope you have gone to the local sponsor stores to shop, to show them some love, and also to receive a 10% discount on your order. Read all the details of this fun month here and enter to win!

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Our first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of 2017 takes place in just a few weeks. The team is very busy working behind the scenes so that when you arrive at an EXPO you will have a blast! Will you be joining us at an EXPO this year? Do you need a little nudge?

Leave a comment on this blog post telling us what Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO location you would like to attend in 2017. One lucky winner will receive two admission tickets to a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of their choice. That means more money left to shop with! Can you say … cha-ching!

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Last week’s giveaway was for the Taylored Expressions Peek a Boo Easter stamp set and coordinating Peek a Boo Easter Dies. The winner is Sara B.

Congratulations Sara! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here:

Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!

~ Jen

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Freebie Friday – Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! I hope you all look forward to these Freebie Friday blog posts as much as I do. I love to share new collections with you and have the opportunity to give away brand new products to lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends!

Yesterday, Taylored Expressions released a brand new set of stamps, dies, tools and more. These spring and Easter themed products are sure to inspire you and help you to wash away the Winter blues. Visit their blog to see the entire February release and a number of wonderful projects too!

Taylored Expressions New Release

Included in this new release are the Peek-A-Boo Easter stamps and coordinating dies.

Peek-a-boo Easter
Peek-a-boo Easter Dies

Here are a few of the beautiful projects that the Taylored Expressions Design Team created with these stamps and dies.

Tags by Kerri Michaud

Card by Keia Shipp-Smith

Card by Gayatri Murali

Card by Jen Shults

Those cards and tags are all very beautiful! They make me wish that Easter and Spring would arrive just a little bit sooner. On the Taylored Expressions blog, you will also find links to all their design team members blogs where you will find additional projects.

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Our friends at Taylored Expressions would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to win the new Peek a Boo Easter and coordinating Peek a Boo Easter Dies. ($37 retail value)

To learn more about Taylored Expressions follow these links:

For a chance to win the Peek-a-boo Easter stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, February 16th.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win this beautiful prize from Taylored Expressions, you need to leave a comment on this post.

Until I see you again next Friday, remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, InstagramFacebook.and on the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing inspiration.

Don’t forget, if you want a chance to win a Dream Weekend at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you need to enter here: https://scrapbookexpo.com/national-stamp-scrapbook-month-2017/

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~ Jen

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It’s National Stamp & Scrapbook Month!

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It’s National Stamp & Scrapbook Month!

To celebrate, we’ve got some exciting news for you!

  1. You can get a free National Stamp & Scrapbook Month collectible button from participating stores.
  2. Mention this promotion in participating stores and get a discount during the month of February.
  3. We have exclusive giveaways from these stores on our Facebook Groups.
  4. We are offering one lucky winner (and a friend) a Dream Weekend at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo event.

Click here to see the stores who are offering a 10% discount on your purchase through the entire month of February!

Any purchase at these stores over $5.00 qualifies for a free Stamp & Scrapbook Month collectible button. Hurry in, there are a limited number of buttons available. Bring it to the next Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and it will count towards earning a lanyard & medallion!

But, wait, there are other chances to win prizes too!

On Facebook, check in on your local Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Facebook Group and watch for this graphic:

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Each participating store is offering four (4) $10.00 gift certificates.  Leave a comment on the post in the Facebook group for a chance to win!

If you aren’t already in a group, find your local group here: https://scrapbookexpo.com/show-facebook-groups/

One more way for a chance to win – enter our Dream Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Weekend Sweepstakes!

Enter the contest here (http://scrapbookexpo.com/national-stamp-scrapbook-month-2017/for a chance to win a Dream Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Weekend for you and a friend!  This Dream Stamp & Scrapbook Expo weekend includes 4 admission tickets to a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (two 2-day admission tickets), 2 workshops of your choice, 2 crop tickets of your choice, and 1 hotel room (double occupancy) for Friday night.

Good luck!

Last week’s giveaway was for two admission passes to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show floor. The winner is Debra Clark. Congratulations Debra!

Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here:

Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!

~ Jen