Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 Paper Pads and Crate Paper

Hello Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a layout with you. As you’re reading this I’m traveling to the Sacramento Expo. I’m SO excited to be teaching 4 workshops in Sacramento. Two of those workshops are “Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 paper”. If you’re in the Sacramento area, I’d love to have you in my workshops! The layout I’m sharing with you today is created with the 6×6 paper pad from the Snow & Cocoa collection by Crate Paper. If you’re not familiar with that collection, it was one of my favorite things from the SPC trade show in Salt Lake City last Summer. (You can find more details about this collection HERE.)The base of this layout is a piece of white 12×12 textured cardstock. On both sides of the layout I added strips of patterned paper. These strips are all from the Snow & Cocoa 6×6 paper pads. These strips are actually just scraps that I had from another project. I trimmed those strips into thin strips of various lengths and widths. On the left side of the layout, I created four patterned paper strips. To balance the layout, I added one strip of patterned paper on the left side. When I placed the strips on the layout, I used a tiny dot of adhesive just to hold it in place until I could get to my sewing machine to stitch them in place. After stitching the strips in place I gently bent the edges of the strips up slightly to create a little bit of texture. Once I had the strips from the 6×6 paper pad in place, most of my layout was complete. I added my photo, a simple title, and my journaling to complete the layout. To add a little bit of sparkle, I added a few little gold snowflakes and chipboard pieces. I’m thrilled with how this layout came together. Creating layouts with 6×6 paper pads is SO easy and so fun! I love finding new ways to use all of those 6×6 paper pads that are sitting in a cute little basket next to my desk. Who doesn’t love using their paper crafting products to document memories. Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. My hope is that you’re inspired to create with your 6×6 paper pads. I’ll be back again next week with another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll see you next Thursday. Happy scrapping friends!

Latest & Greatest Card Making with Crate Paper

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, to share some Christmas card ideas with you. Our show season is quickly coming to an end which means the holiday season is right around the corner. We wanted to make sure that our Latest & Greatest card making attendees had some fun Christmas products in their hands to create their 2017 holiday cards with. If you’re able to attend the Latest & Greatest card making workshop in Denver, Akron, Sacramento, or Ontario, you’ll be going home with a few products from the new Falala collection from Crate Paper. With only a few products I was able to create these two cards in a few minutes. I used a similar design for each card to make the creative process much quicker. Each card has two patterned papers and a few stickers.

My favorite part about creating this card is the sticker sentiments. Stickers make adding sentiments to cards so easy!

It’s been a while since I created my last card making video. I thought you all might enjoy watching how these two cards came together. I’m sure a lot of you are better at planning ahead and have already started creating your Christmas cards.

I’d love to know if you’ve started creating your 2017 Christmas cards and how many are you making. Let me know in the comment section below. AND if you’re in the Sacramento area or the Ontario area. We’d love to have you in our Latest & Greatest workshops. You can find all the details HERE. Thank you for stopping by today. I’ll see you again next week for another edition of Inspiration Station. Have a great week!

Latest & Greatest Card Making with Fancy Pants

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun card that I created with products from our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop with Fancy Pants. I love making cards and making cards with adorable Fancy Pants products is even more fun.

To create this card, I used the Dream Big 6×6 paper pad, puffy stickers, and ephemera pack. These are all products that those who attend our Latest & Greatest Card Making workshop in Akron, Sacramento, and Ontario get to take home with them. Isn’t that awesome?This card has a LOT of dimension. Just because you’re using flat embellishments like stickers and die cuts, doesn’t mean that your card can’t have dimension. The best way to create dimension on a card is to use dimensional adhesive. I even use dimensional adhesive to adhere stickers sometimes. On this card, I used dimensional adhesive to adhere stickers, patterned paper, and die cuts.I chose “#hustle, Darling, you’ve got this” as the sentiment for this card. I thought that would be a really fun sentiment on a card for a teenager. The cute cloud and adorable bird add to the fun whimsical feel of this card.I couldn’t be happier with how this card came together. These card making products from Fancy Pants are so fun to work with. If you live near Akron, Sacramento, or Ontario. Make sure you sign up to take one (or all three) of our Latest & Greatest workshops. We’d love to have you in our workshops. Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll see you again, right here, next week with a fun stamping project.

 

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!

Latest & Greatest Card Making with Echo Park Paper

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a card with you that I created with fun products from Echo Park Paper that were featured in our Latest & Greatest Card making classes. I love creating wedding cards and having them on hand for when the occasion arises. This is one of those cards. I don’t have a wedding to attend in the near future but now, I do have a wedding card ready to go for the next time I need one. The pink and black color scheme in the Echo Park Paper Wedding Bliss collection is so pretty. I used a few die cuts, some patterned paper and some black and white ribbon to create this card. The patterned paper in 6×6 paper pads is perfect for card making. I love the smaller scaled patterns and smaller pieces of paper for creating cards. One of my favorite ways to add texture and a homemade look to my cards is with machine stitching and ribbon. Those two elements make cards have a much more “finished” look to them. I’d love to know, do you create cards ahead of time or do you create a card when the need arises? Let me know in the comment section below, I’d love to chat about card making with you. Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I’ll see you again here next Thursday. Have a great week!

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 🙂

Felicity Jane & the Solar Eclipse

Hello friends, Becki here with a fun special feature for you. Felicity Jane is an awesome kit club that I know you’ll fall in love with as quickly as I have. While attending the SPC mixed media event in Salt Lake City, I met the owner of Felicity Jane. Jeana is adorable! We had a great time chatting. I loved learning about her company and drooling over her beautiful products. Recently Felicity Jane sent me a kit to play with. Today, I have two projects that I created with the, Zoey kit. This kit is absolutely gorgeous!! Not only is it beautiful, the products in the kit are high quality as well. Before we talk about the contents of the kit and what I created with the kit, I have to show you what you’ll find when you open a Felicity Jane kit. The Felicity Jane team packages each kit beautifully. Not only can you use the beautiful products to create with, you can also use the beautiful packaging as well. A few days ago, our family was able to watch the solar eclipse. I used the Zoey kit to document our family’s memories of this event. While I did use a white cardstock background, I added a LOT of color to complete the layout. At the top of the page, I added the title “solar eclipse” using the black puffy sticker alphabet. These letters are perfect and so versatile. My favorite embellishment from this kit is the large chipboard numbers. I used the chipboard numbers to create a huge date across the top of the page. I did use something from each embellishment package on this layout. Aren’t those giant sequins so cute?!?! Some of them are adhered with liquid adhesive and some of them are adhered with pop dots. I love using acetate embellishments but adhering them can be tricky. My favorite way to adhere acetate embellishments is to stitch them in place. By sewing them in place, you don’t have to worry about adhesive showing through the acetate.

When I was finished creating my “solar eclipse” layout, I wasn’t quite finished playing with the Zoey kit so I created a card. Did I mention that there is a stamp set in each Felicity Jane kit? Yes, there is a stamp set in each kit. I used the Zoey stamp set to stamp the sentiment on this card. I also added the “zoey” die cut to the front of the card. I had so much fun creating with this kit. I can’t wait to keep creating with this kit. I loved creating my first two projects. Stay tuned for many more projects with the Felicity Jane, Zoey kit. Make sure you hop on over to Felicity Jane, say hello, and order your first Felicity Jane kit. I can’t wait to see what you create with this beautiful kit! I’ll be back next week for another edition of Inspiration Station, I’ll see you then!