Freebie Friday with Crafter Depot

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. I’m thrilled to be the new Freebie Friday hostess here on the Weekly Scrapper blog. Today I have a prize pack from Crafter Depot.

If you haven’t heard of Crafter Depot, here’s what you need to know: Crafter Depot™ is a family-owned purveyor of the highest quality crafting products for creative, demanding and fully engaged crafters like you! Everything we do is focused on our customers’ needs and expectations.  We are crafters, too, and our growing collection of top-tier products is selected with thought and knowledge by crafters for crafters.  Whether you’re a “newby” or a veteran crafter, we’re here to provide a welcoming, educational and supportive virtual crafting community.  Our goal is to provide the highest level of customer experience in the industry. Period. If you’re not thrilled, we’re not happy.

Crafter Depot is generously giving away a vinyl prize pack valued at $24.95. One lucky winner will get 32 sheets of vinyl, each sheet is a different color. Raise your hand if you LOVE playing with vinyl. I know I do! Just seeing all these colors of vinyl makes my head start spinning with ideas. Crafter Depot also has amazing inspiration and ideas on their website. If you’d like to win this awesome prize, simply leave a comment on this post before Thursday, April 27th, midnight EST.

If you’re attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, make sure you stop by the Crafter Depot booth. I know I can’t wait to see what they have to offer in their booth. You can also connect with Crafter Depot on Facebook and Instagram.

Last week our Freebie Friday giveaway was a $25 gift code from Sunny Studio Stamps. The winner of  the Sunny Studios Prize is…..Katie Bolinger!!!Congratulations, Katie! Please email becki@scrapbookexpo.com so we can send that $25 gift code to you.

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 vinyl prize pack from Crafter Depot. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

 

Freebie Friday – Sunny Studio Stamps Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! My wish for you for today is that you get to spend the day with family, friends, and people you love and cherish!

This week I have the privilege of sharing with you projects from Sunny Studio Stamps! The owner and designer at this wonderful company is Mendi Yoshikawa. I have been following Mendi for years so when she started Sunny Studio Stamps and I started to see even more projects created by her, it made my day. I am constantly amazed at her incredible creativity and coloring skills!

Sunny Studio Stamps has a new release that went live earlier today. You can see the new products here: https://sunnystudiostamps.com/collections/new-arrivals  And guess what? Sunny Studio Stamps is having a 10% off sale using the code “SUMMER10” through Monday, April 17th at 11:59 pm PST. Woot! Woot! Visit their store here: https://sunnystudiostamps.com/

Mendi created a series of cards using products from the release.

A Bird's Life Triple Branch Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Magical Mermaid 3 Girls Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Oceans of Joy Birthday Fishes Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Pirate Pals 3 Barrells Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Two Scoops Rainbow Sherbet Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

These cards make me happy! I hope you like them as well.

 

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Mendi would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at the Sunny Studio Stamps online store.

Sunny Studio $25 Giveaway

Learn more about Sunny Studio Stamps:

For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Sunny Stamps Studios online store, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, April 20th. Good luck!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a copy of CardMaps Vol.5.

The winner is …Kathy Marshall!

Kathy Marshall

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

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

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 $25 gift certificate to Sunny Studio Stamps online store, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen

Freebie Friday – CardMaps Vol. 5

CardMaps 5 Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! I love Fridays, but I am very excited for the next few days. We have been having crazy up and down weather for weeks. We even got snow today, but tomorrow, tomorrow is supposed to be the beginning of warmer weather. Right now, it is -7 C (19 F) but by Monday, we are supposed to be at 22 C (72 F). I am SOOO ready for Spring and flowers and green grass. Are you?

Are you a card maker? I enjoy making simple cards using dies, and am slowly learning to colour with copics and watercolour markers on stamped images. I wish I had more time to practice! I do really enjoy receiving handmade cards and look forward to giving more cards that I have made myself to my family and friends.

At each Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, we host a Card Swap. These events have been a huge success over the last few years and often sell out. How fun to be able to spend time with fellow card makers and swap your cards with them too. I love that idea!

Today, I would like to tell you about CardMaps Vol. 5. This special issue magazine is from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and includes exclusive card sketches from PageMaps.

CardMaps Vol. 5

 

Loaded with inspiration and creativity, CardMaps 5 includes 88 cards, 50 exclusive CardMaps sketches, how-to photos featuring trendy, must-try techniques, step-by-step instructions for every card, free cutting files, and as always, so much more! From everyday sentiments and birthday celebrations to seasonal holidays and cards of thanks, this special issue has all of your card making endeavours covered!

CardMaps Vol. 5

 

The feedback for CardMaps special issues has been amazing!

“I love Cardmaps!! The ideas for cards are always so awesome and with so few magazines on the market I treasure them and keep them nearby when making cards!” ~ Lori

“Can’t wait ! Always amazing projects inside there… I just love to create cards for family & friends.” ~ Isabelle

“Love Cardmaps soooo much! I have some of the previous issues and would love to add this one to my arsenal of card patterns.” ~ Rosalynd

“I really enjoy the Scrapbook and Cards today pagemaps! Own them all and would love to add this to my collection!” ~ Jennifer

Here are a couple sneak peeks to show you a bit more about this special issue.

CardMaps Vol.5

 

CardMaps Vol.5

 

The last four volumes of CardMaps have sold out! Order your copy here: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/cardmaps5-welcome

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

I have some exciting news for all of the card makers and people interested in getting started in card making. Our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to receive a copy of CardMaps Vol.5.

CardMaps 5 Giveaway

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win a copy of CardMaps Vol.5 from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, April 13th. Good luck!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo t-shirt.

The winner is … Tammy Valley!

Tammy Valley

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

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

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 copy of CardMaps Vol.5, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen

P.S. (I am often asked how to find out all of the Facebook Groups that we have for the different Stamp & Scrapbook locations. Click on the image below to join the group of your choice. I host LOTS of giveaways in the groups throughout the year and keep you up to date with all things EXPO. I hope to see you in a group!)

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Freebie Friday – Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! With one Stamp & Scrapbook Expos event completed and nineteen left to go in the 2017 show season, I thought it would be fun to give away a pair of admission tickets!

Before we get to the giveaway, you probably know that the EXPOs include shopping, workshops, and crops. Did you know every Stamp & Scrapbook Expo event also has its own Facebook Group? Not only will you get information about the show, but you can also meet new friends and find out who is going and how they are getting there.

  • Need another person for a full crop table? Post a note about it on the group.
  • Want to meet some fellow papercrafters in person before you head to the show, consider arranging a meetup from within the group.
  • Chat about favorite workshops, what to bring, etc.
  • Many of our exhibitors post information about sales or other products in their booths too.
  • We also offer exclusive giveaways only on the local Facebook Groups!

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The Facebook groups are active all year long. There are lots of people who met someone in the group last year, attended the show together and have stayed in touch all year. Take advantage of the groups to find other local crafters, activities, and more. For example: Do you know of a great deal on a crafting product nearby? Did you create a project you would like to share? Have you learned a new technique? Chat with people who share your interests AND are local! These groups offer the best of both worlds!

The groups are also a great place to share photos and memories from your time at the EXPOs, and the EXPO team (hehe … especially me) love to see you having fun! I love to see all the fun the guests are having at the EXPOs. I hope you will all continue (or start) to share your photos to the group and using the hashtags #SSBECrop and #SSBE2017 so that I can live vicariously through you all from my home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This week, the fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team is giving away a pair of admission tickets to the show floor! Imagine yourself walking amongst aisles and aisles of the coolest scrapbooking and stamping products around. Yay! Leave a comment on this blog post before March 30th at midnight for a chance to win.  Good luck!

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

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

The winner is …Stephanie Rodgers!

Congratulations Stephanie! 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 two admission passes to a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen

2017 Show Dates

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

Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2017

 

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

Pretty Pink Posh Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

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

2017 Show Dates

 

Freebie Friday – Creative Scrapbooker

Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

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

 

2017 Show Dates