Freebie Friday with Glue Dots

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 Glue Dots®. Who couldn’t use more adhesive? I know I can always use more adhesive in my craft room.

Glue Dots®, the original double-sided adhesive dots, are the clean and safe alternative to liquid glues, hot glue guns and tapes. Glue Dots are available in a wide range of temporary, permanent, and super-strength adhesive formulas that are specifically designed to make it easier to find the right glue for your project. Available in rolls, perforated sheets, and Dot ‘n Go dispensers, Glue Dots® are the perfect adhesive solution to make your life easier.

Glue Dots® is generously giving one of our lucky readers this prize pack of their brand new adhesives. I know I can’t wait to try some of these adhesives!! Again, my head is spinning with ideas of fun projects I could create with these adhesives. Glue Dots® sent me some photos of projects that have been created with these adhesives. This prize pack is over $50.00! Thank you Glue Dots® for sharing such an amazing prize pack!This adorable gift card wallet is created with Uses Glue Lines™ SO cute! This monogrammed treat bag uses new Permanent GlueTape™ and Removable Glue Squares®I know we have a LOT of cardmakers out there that will swoon over this Celebrate Today Poppy card it’s created with new Premium Permanent GlueTape™.

This project has left my crafty heart swooning! I’m itching to create one of these Shadow Box Décor with the Permanent & Removable Glue Squares®. Isn’t this a great idea for a kids bedroom or playroom?!?!

Make sure you connect with Glue Dots® on social media. They have TONS of inspiration on their social media channels.

Now, let’s talk about last weeks giveaway. I’m sure you’re dying to know who the winner of the Crafter Depot vinyl prize pack is. With out further adieu… Congratulations Paula!!! You’re the winner of this lovely Crafter Depot. prize pack. We can’t wait to see what you create with all this amazing vinyl.

Congratulations, Paula! Please email becki@scrapbookexpo.com so Crafter Depot can send the vinyl your way.

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 Glue Dots® prize pack. 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 – Win a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo T-Shirt

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday!

This week I thought it would be fun to give away a Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO t-shirt! Would you like to win one for yourself? This t-shirt, commemorating 20 years of EXPOs, will make you think of the EXPO every time you wear it!

SSBE Tshirt 2017

 

For a chance to win a t-shirt from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, April 6th.

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 pair of admission tickets to the EXPO show floor at a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.

The winner is … Karen Page!

Winner Karen Page

Congratulations Karen! 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 an awesome 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO t-shirt, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen

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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!

Free-Admission-Card-Contest

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

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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

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Freebie Friday – Win an EXPO Mystery Box!

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

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 Lynn! 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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