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 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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Stamped and Painted Card

Stamped and painted card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #ssbe2017 #scrapbookexpo #stamping #watercoloring #watercolors

Hey Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a stamped and painted card that I created with a stamp set from our Latest & Greatest Stamping workshops. The stamp set I’m playing with today is the Big Bloom set from Dare 2B Artzy.

I started by gathering a few of my stamping supplies. Along with the stamp set, I grabbed a black ink pad, a Versamark ink pad, some white embossing powder and watercolor paper.  I knew that I wanted to use watercolors on this card. Watercolor paper is thick and holds a lot of water without warping and falling apart. I stamped the large flower twice on a piece of watercolor paper using Versamark ink. Then, I embossed the flowers using white embossing powder. This left me with white on white images that were perfect for fussy cutting. Before I fussy cut the flowers I painted them with my favorite  watercolors from Illustrated Faith.

Now, I am far from being a watercolor expert! That is why I embossed the flowers. The raised lines helped me to keep the colors right where I wanted them to be. After watercoloring the flowers, I added a bit of color to the background of the card by mixing some blue and teal tones. Then, at the bottom of the card, I added the “shine on beautiful” sentiment from the Big Bloom stamp set using black ink.

This card turned out even better than I had hoped!

I love the soft delicate painted flowers with a bold sentiment.

The final finishing touch on this card is some white sequins. I wanted to add a little bit of texture without adding more color. I also wanted the focus to stay on the flowers, not embellishments. The sequins were the perfect embellishment for this card.

Have you taken one of our Latest & Greatest workshops? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. You’ll quickly fall in love with our workshops as soon as you take them! You can sign up for a Latest & Greatest workshop in your area HERE.

Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll be back next week with another round of inspiration for you. I hope you were inspired by my stamped and painted card this week. I’ll see you again soon.

Buttons Inspired Mother’s Day Card

Button Inspired Mother's Day Card by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #mothersday #cardmaking #ssbe2017

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a card I created for Mother’s Day. This buttons inspired Mother’s Day card is easy to create! All you need is two circle punches (or circle dies). The circle punches I used are 1 1/2″ and 1″. These gorgeous patterned papers are from the new Wedding Bliss collection by Echo Park Paper.

I punched nine circles from several pieces of the 6×6 patterned papers. I layered them together with coordinating but not identical patterns. The circles fit perfectly into a 3×3 grid. I used just a small bit of adhesive to stick the circles on the card base because I knew I would be stitching the circles into place. Then the circles were layered and adhered onto the card front, I used my paper piercer to poke holes for the stitching. By poking four holes in the middle of each circle and stitching an X in the center. The circles now look like buttons.After stitching all the circles in place. I stamped the sentiment on scraps of patterned paper, cut them out, and adhered them to the front of the card. (The stamps are also from Echo Park Paper.)

I love this card and I’m thinking that my mom (who is a quilter) will love it as well. My hope is that you’ll be inspired to create your own Button Inspired Mother’s Day Card. Have a great Thursday! I’ll see you again next week.

Here’s another Mother’s Day project that you’ll love.

Four Photo Layout with Video Tutorial

Four Photo layout with Video Tutorial by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo.com #scrapbooking #ssbe2017 #PinkPaislee #PaigeEvans #ohmyheart

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a four photo layout with a video tutorial. I know a lot of you are fans of multi photo layouts, I think you love the layout I have to share with you today. I used three 3×4 layouts and one 4×6 photo. The collection I used to create this layout is the “Oh My Heart” collection by our very own Paige Evans and Pink Paislee. The day before Easter, our family went to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie. This layout documents our adventure to the movie theater.

Because there are 4 photos on this layout, there isn’t a lot of room for embellishment. My favorite embellishment cluster on this layout is at the beginning of the title. I found these two chipboard stickers in the Oh My Heart Thicker pack. I knew they would be perfect for this project. I added a bit of foam adhesive behind the books to create dimension at the beginning of the title.The second embellishment cluster is at the bottom right of the layout. I simply found embellishments that complimented the theme/color combination of the layout. I created the cluster with chipboard, die cuts, a metal charm, and a paper clip.The typed journaling is above the embellishments to the right of the title. Around each embellishment cluster, I sprinkled a little bit of black ink as a finishing touch.

Come see how this layout came together in the process video and see how I fix an adhesive mishap after I set this project aside for a couple of days.

I love this layout because it preserves such a happy memory for our family. I hope you’ve enjoyed this four photo layout with a video tutorial. Do you prefer layouts with one photo, two photos, or many photos? I’d love to hear how you document your story. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday.

Latest & Greatest 5×7 Banner Card

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Today I have a fun card to share with you using products from the Latest & Greatest card making class. I chose to create a 5×7 banner card with a 6×8 paper pad and tag set from the Illustrated Faith/Bella BlvdMake Your Mark” collection.

This card is so easy to make yet makes a big impact with all the colorful banners. The two gold foiled banners came in the tag pack. The floral banner is also from the tag pack but I altered it from a traditional tag into a banner by trimming the top and bottom. The other papers are cut from the 6×8 paper pad.

I added two heart stickers and a white string bow as embellishments on this card. As a finishing touch I sprinkled some gold spray ink drops in the top left and bottom right corners of the card.

After the gold ink was dry, I gently gave the banners some dimension by curling them with my fingers.

If you haven’t signed up for a Latest & Greatest workshop at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you, make sure you sign up HERE.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll be inspired to create some fabulous cards using products featured in our classes. I’ll see you again next Thursday for another edition of Inspiration Station.