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!

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!

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.

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine GIVEAWAY

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Giveaway by @BeckiAdams for @scrapbookexpo and @csmscrapbooker #ssbe2017 #csmscrapbooker #beckiadams #inspirationstation

Hello, welcome to Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. Today, I have an awesome Creative Scrapbooker Magazine GIVEAWAY to share with you. Recently, our friends at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine sent me a copy of their Summer 2017 issue. As soon as I opened the envelope and saw the magazine, I fell in love with the layout on the cover. I knew I had to create a layout of my own inspired by the layout on the cover. The first thing I noticed about the gorgeous layout on the cover was the beautiful yellow background. I love yellow! The yellow patterned paper on the background of the cover layout made the photo pop off the background, I wanted to use a yellow patterned paper for the background of my layout as well.After choosing a photo for the layout, I chose patterned papers that would compliment my photo and coordinate with the yellow background. Then, I created lots of layers behind my photo to mimic the layers found under the photo on the cover layout. If you’ll notice, there is a banner shape below the photo on the left side, I chose to add a dark blue banner to my layout to match my nephews pajamas in the photo.

The title on my layout is a bit larger than the title on the cover layout. I really wanted to emphasize the word “smile” on this layout because my nephew’s smile is so adorable! Under the title, I did add a bit of journaling. Adding journaling is an absolute MUST for me on all of my layouts. If nothing else, I add the names of people who are in the photo and the date. (I did add the name and date to this layout as well. I just did it after I took the photographs for privacy reasons.)Now, it’s your turn to be inspired by this incredible magazine. This issue is packed with SO many amazing Summer projects! Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has generously offered to share a copy of the Summer issue with one of my readers, yay!!! If you’d like to win the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Giveaway (a copy of the Summer 2017 issue), leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, June 7th, at midnight EST. I’ll choose a random winner from the comments and announce the winner next Thursday here on Inspiration Station.Make sure to visit Creative Scrapbooker Magazine at Stamp & Scrapbook Expos. You can also find Creative Scrapbooker Magazines at Jo-Ann Stores and at Barnes & Noble. Over on the Creative Scrapbooker website, you will find a store locator so you can find Jo-Ann or Barnes & Noble store near you. Also, make sure you connect with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on all their social media channels. Each of their channels is full of inspiration and fun details about the magazine. You don’t want to be left out of all the fun!

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Make sure to sign up for your own subscription to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine HERE. Thank you for stopping by for this Creative Scrapbooker Magazine giveaway. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win the Summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Good Luck!

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.

 

Freebie Friday with Totally Tiffany

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun giveaway with you from Totally Tiffany. If you haven’t tried something from Totally Tiffany’s organization products, you’re missing out! We’ve featured Totally Tiffany products in our Latest & Greatest workshops. They’re always a big hit!Totally-Tiffany started in 2003 with our flagship product line, The ScrapRack.  In recent years we’ve add dozens of super functional organization products designed specifically for paper crafters, under the brand names; Stash and Store, Fab Files, EZ2Organize, Desk Maid, Maid for Art, and Metal Maid.  Our main focus is on education and helping you get and STAY organized.  Join Tiffany on Livestream for a free organization class, or tune into her YouTube channel for tips and tricks on her latest product designs.

Totally Tiffany is generously giving one of our lucky readers a Stamp & Supply Stadium.

Whether you’re a scrapbooker, stamper, cardmaker, seamstress, crafter or a mixture of all of them, Totally Tiffany has the organization system that will work for you!

I’m sure you’re all wondering who won the awesome Sizzix giveaway from last Friday. The winner is…….

Congratulations, Leslie, 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 before Thursday May 25th at midnight EST if you want a chance to win the Totally Tiffany Stamp & Supply Stadium. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs!