Creative Scrapbooking with Sketches and a Video Tutorial

Hello Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun layout and process video with you. Fall is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited! I have so many fun things to share with you and I get to meet a few of you in Denver, Sacramento, and Ontario. I will be teaching workshops at all three of these Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s. I can’t wait! I’ll be teaching two classes at each show. You can find all the details on those classes HERE. Today, I’m actually in Denver! My workshops start tomorrow! One of the workshops I will be teaching is Creative Scrapbooking with Sketches. In this workshop we’ll learn all about scrapbooking with sketches. Today, I created a layout using one of my favorite sketches. You can find that sketch HERE. I used the Jillibean Soup Farmhouse Stew collection to create this layout. I fell in love with this collection when I saw it at the SPC tradeshow in July. It’s the perfect collection for documenting all your Fall memories. Here’s the process video for this layout:

As I mentioned in the video, this layout is about our trip to the state fair. The colors and patterns in this collection were perfect for this layout. Using a sketch to create this layout made creating this layout a breeze. The layout came together in a matter of minutes because I used a sketch. I love creating with a sketch because it makes the process so easy and enjoyable for me!If you’re going to be at the Denver, Sacramento, or Ontario Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s I’d love to meet you and have you join me in one of my workshops. All the details can be found HERE. Remember if you purchase a workshop ticket your admission to the show floor is included. I’ll see you at the Expo!

Video Featuring Felicity Jane Kits & Gilmore Girls

Happy Thursday my friends, it’s time for Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. Welcome! I have a fun feature for you today. Last week, I created a layout with the Felicity Jane Zoey kit. I LOVED playing with that kit for last weeks project so I decided to create another layout WITH a process video. Raise your hand if you’re a Gilmore Girls fan. I’m raising my hand, I love that show! I love to escape to Stars Hollow every once in a while. I created this layout to document my love for the Gilmore Girls. Come see this gorgeous kit and how this layout came together in this process video.

This layout came together so quickly. I love working with a kit because I can work so quickly. When I have a limited number of supplies (that all coordinate) I can put a layout together in a matter of minutes.Do you enjoy working with kits? I would love to hear what kits you enjoy creating with. Leave a comment below and tell me if you create with kits, and which kits you enjoy the most. Make sure you stop by the Felicity Jane website and check out all their amazing products. You’ll love their beautiful style! Tell them hello from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I’ll be back again next week with some inspiration for all of my card makers. I’ll see you then 🙂

Weekly Scrapper Presents: One Sketch, Three Ways by Becki Adams

Hey friends, Becki here for a special edition of Inspirations Station. I say special edition because I get to tell you about a special project that I have been working on behind the scenes for a few months. I’m am SO excited to be teaching two of my own classes at four Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows later this year. The first Expo I will be teaching at is in Schaumburg, Illinois on August 18 & 19. I’m teaching two classes on Friday and two classes on Saturday. One of the classes I will be teaching is “One Sketch, Three Ways”. Today I wanted to give you a little sneak peek into this class by creating a layout using a sketch.

I created a video to go along with this blog post because I wanted to tell you all about this class and share a layout with you that I created using a sketch. Creating with sketches is so easy and SO fun! To create this layout I used a sketch that I found on Pinterest. Sometimes I create my own sketches and sometimes, I find sketches online. Even though I used a sketch that someone else created, I made this layout my own and changed a few things so I could tell my story. That is the beauty of using a sketch, you don’t HAVE to follow every detail of the sketch you can use the sketch as a starting point and adapt it as you create. As I’ve created hundreds of layouts over the years, I’ve found that I use the same sketches over and over. In my “One Sketch, Three Ways” class, I’ll teach you how to adapt some of your favorite sketches to create unique layouts, again and again using the same sketch!Come watch the video where I share more details about the class and create a layout. AND you’ll also learn the story behind this layout! Let’s just say, it was one of my most embarrassing moments 😉

Using a sketch as inspiration, this layout only took me a few minutes to put together. I love it when my crafting projects come together easily and quickly.If you’re in the Schaumburg area, I would be thrilled to have you in my class. You can sign up for this workshop HERE. Make sure to let me know that you’re a blog reader!  There are two time slots available for this class, Friday at 10:00am and Saturday at 10:00am. As I mentioned in the video, I’ll be teaching workshops in Denver, Sacramento, and Ontario, as well. Make sure you’ve joined the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Facebook groups by location, so you’ll know when workshop tickets are available in those areas (Facebook Groups by show location).Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog, I’ll see you in class!




Double Page Multi Photo Layout with Video Tutorial

Double Page Multi Photo Layout with Video Tutorial by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #ssbe2017 #beckiAdams #scrapbooking

Happy Thursday Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a double page multi photo layout with you. This layout also comes with a video tutorial. While the majority of my scrapbooking is single page layouts, I do enjoy creating double page layouts as well. Earlier this year, I shared a video sharing my top 5 product picks from Creativation 2017. (You can find that post HERE and that video HERE.) My favorite patterned papers from Creativation are from the Little by Little collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. I’ve used a lot of these patterned papers already but oddly enough, I neglected to use my favorite patterned paper from that collection. That all changed with this layout. I finally used my favorite patterned paper!  As I often do, I used the visual triangle design principle to create embellishment clusters around the layout. With such a bold line of photos the visual triangle of embellishments keeps the readers eye moving around the layout.This layout features four 4×6 photos. These photos of my kids were taken on the first day of school 2016. I love taking photos at the same time of year, year after year. It’s so fun to watch how we all grow and change.Come see how this layout comes together in the process video over on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo YouTube channel.



Do you have a patterned paper(s) that you LOVE but you haven’t used on a project? Consider this a challenge. Get those beautiful papers out of your stash and into your albums!!Now, when you’ve created a project using your favorite patterned paper, make sure to tag me (@beckiadams) on Instagram AND Stamp & Scrapbook Expo (@scrapbookexpo).  We always love to see what you’re creating!Double Page Multi Photo Layout with Video Tutorial by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #ssbe2017 #beckiAdams #scrapbooking I’d also love to hear if you prefer to create single page layouts or double page layouts. Also, do you like to put lots of photos on your layouts or do you prefer to make one photo shine? My hope is that you’ll be inspired to create your own double page multi photo layout WITH your favorite patterned paper. I’ll see you again next Thursday with another edition of Inspiration Station. I DO have a special suprise for next week’s post. Make sure you come back to visit. 😉 Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog.


How to Use the Fringe and Score Board

How to Use the Fringe and Score Board by Becki Adams for @scrapbookexpo #SSBE17 #scrapbooking #papercrafting #WeRMemorykeepers

Hey everybody welcome to another edition of Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. Today I have a unique technique to share with you using the Fringe and Score board from We R Memory Keepers. This fun tool makes this paper weaving technique a breeze. With this tool, you can score or cut 4 lines with one swipe of the blade. How cool is that? To create the woven background on this layout, I simply cut slits into the teal patterned paper with the Fringe and Score board. Then I used the Fringe and Score board to cut strips of 1/2″ patterned paper. The weaving technique is easy. You simply weave patterned paper in and out of the base strips. This technique is so fun! I remember doing this technique in grade school with strips of construction paper. Now, I have a fun tool to play with so I can use the same technique in my paper crafting and scrapbooking projects. The patterned paper and embellishments on this layout are from the Little By Little collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. Because this is a layout about my son and his grade school field trip, I thought the bright colors and fun paper weaving technique worked perfectly on this project. While the bold woven background is the main embellishment focus on this layout, I wanted to spread color in across the layout to the bottom right corner. I was able to add a few sprinkles of color with some confetti. I used the confetti punch from We R Memory Keepers to punch a few sprinkles of confetti from scraps of patterned paper laying on my desk. Using a strong liquid adhesive is important when adhering confetti. I love how having a few tools on my desk can make creating scrapbooking layouts so fun. This technique is so easy, I hope you’ll try this paper weaving technique too. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again soon!

Simple Summer Layout with Process Video

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another edition of Inspiration Station. This week I have a fun Summer layout to share with you. Even though we’re still waiting for warmer weather here in Idaho, I know that Summer is right around the corner because the snow is finally GONE. I chose to work with the brand new Summer Fun collection from Echo Park Paper.This collection has such an awesome color palette. My favorite thing about this collection is the pop of black that’s found throughout the collection. Typically black isn’t a color I think of when I think of a Summer color palette. I think the pop of black makes this collection shine!This is a very simple layout that features 3 photos telling the story of my nephew eating raspberries out of Grandma’s garden. I print my photos at home so I was able to print the two photos of my nephew larger than the photo of the raspberries. Although the photo of the raspberries tells the story and is an important part of the layout, I wanted the focus of the layout to be on the photos of my nephew.

Because this layout is on the simple side, I wanted to add a few special unique touches. My favorite detail of this layout is the hand stitching on the title. I love the added texture it gives to the title. It makes the title shine a little bit more than it would have had I not stitched the letters in place. Stitching the letters into place was actually an after-thought. I was almost finished with the layout before I decided to add that special finishing touch of hand stitching.You can see how this entire layout came together in the process video over on my YouTube channel.

You might want to find the Summer Fun collection by Echo Park paper so you’ll be ready to document all of your Summer memories. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday with another fun video.

Boy-Themed Layout with Bonus Video

Boy Themed layout with Bonus Video by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #scrapbooking #americancrafts #processvideo #beckiadams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, for another edition of Inspiration Station. Today, I have a fun boy layout to share with you that I created with a collection that has a spontaneous beach theme. I created this layout with the On A Whim collection by Amy Tangerine and American Crafts.

When I was gathering supplies for this layout I simply went through the On a Whim collection and pulled out anything that was green or blue. After I had a pile of all the blue/green supplies, I got started. I chose the green grid patterned paper as my background.

I also added a pop of black in the title, a few embellishments, and splatters of black ink. I wanted the black accents to coordinated with the black shirt my son is wearing in the photo.

I combined two types of letter stickers to create the title on this layout. I love combining fonts to make interesting titles. I always reach for a block font and a script font when combing fonts. By combining those two types of fonts you’re guaranteed an eye catching title.

Would you like to see how this layout came together? As a fun little bonus, I created a process video over on my YouTube channel of this layout. I’d love it if you stopped by.

Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog today. I’ll see you again next Thursday, happy crafting!