Boy-Themed Layout with Bonus Video

Boy Themed layout with Bonus Video by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #scrapbooking #americancrafts #processvideo #beckiadams

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, for another edition of Inspiration Station. Today, I have a fun boy layout to share with you that I created with a collection that has a spontaneous beach theme. I created this layout with the On A Whim collection by Amy Tangerine and American Crafts.

When I was gathering supplies for this layout I simply went through the On a Whim collection and pulled out anything that was green or blue. After I had a pile of all the blue/green supplies, I got started. I chose the green grid patterned paper as my background.

I also added a pop of black in the title, a few embellishments, and splatters of black ink. I wanted the black accents to coordinated with the black shirt my son is wearing in the photo.

I combined two types of letter stickers to create the title on this layout. I love combining fonts to make interesting titles. I always reach for a block font and a script font when combing fonts. By combining those two types of fonts you’re guaranteed an eye catching title.

Would you like to see how this layout came together? As a fun little bonus, I created a process video over on my YouTube channel of this layout. I’d love it if you stopped by.

Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog today. I’ll see you again next Thursday, happy crafting!

 

 

Mother’s Day Tags

Mother's Day Tags created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #SSE2017 #papercrafting #mothersday

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Last week, I shared with you three cards that I created using products from our Latest & Greatest Card making workshop. Today I have two fun Mother’s Day tags to share with you.I created these tags from products found in the sampler kit from the Card Making workshop. I used patterned paper and stickers from Paper House productions.  The papers and stickers in the kit are from the “One Big Happy Family” collection. I created the base of both tags from patterned paper and used 3×4 cards for both sentiments. This first tag has a LOT of dimension with the gorgeous pink flowers from Maya Road. The second tag I created is very similar. I love using those 3×4 cut apart cards as sentiments. It makes creating these tags SO much easier. I added a few stickers to the edges of the tag (with foam adhesive).By adding just a little bit of foam adhesive it gives the tag dimension and a little bit of a shadow.I know Mother’s Day is still a couple of months away but now I have cute tags that I can add to a Mother’s Day gift or even to the front of a Mother’s Day card.

If you haven’t signed up to take one of our Latest & Greatest workshops, you can do that HERE. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday.

 

 

Scrapbooking Process Video “Segway Love”

Scrapbooking Process Video "Segway Love" By @jbckadams for @scrapbookExpo #scrapbooking #BeckiAdams #scrapbookingprocessvideo #SSE2017

Hey friends, welcome to Inspiration Station! I’m Becki Adams and last week I shared an everyday layout with you (you can find that post HERE) telling a story of my son and his favorite stuffed animal. This week, I’m sharing a layout I created that has a little more of a “special occasion” feel to it. This one is called “Segway Love.”

This layout tells the story of my daughter riding a segway for the first time at a school competition. I only had one photo to tell this story with, and it was a photo that came in a text message from my husband that wasn’t the best quality. I wanted my daughter to tell the story in her own words so while I was gathering supplies for the layout I handed her a journaling card and a black pen so she could write her own story.

I used the Posh collection from Simple Stories to document this story. I chose this collection for two reasons. First, I loved the color palette. It has a pop of navy blue along with a mix of yellow, coral, and a lighter blue, perfect for a girly layout without overwhelming the story with pink and purple. The second reason I chose to work with this collection was that it had a more generic theme (meaning it wasn’t a specific theme as a Christmas, birthday, or summer collection).

I mixed LOTS of patterned papers together with plenty of machine stitching around the borders of the patterned papers. A white cardstock background isn’t a base that I typically start with but I love how it worked into this layout.

You can see how the layout came together in this process video:

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When you sit down to create, what collection do you always reach for? I’d love to hear what your favorite products are. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog and I’ll see you again soon!

-Becki

Boy & Girl Themed Cards

Boy and Girl Themed cards created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo #cardmaking #papercrafting #cratepaper #scrapbookexpo

Hey friends, Becki here. I am so excited to share a set of cards that I created. One is a boy themed card and one is a girl themed card. I used the Cute Girl collection and the Cool Kid collection from Crate Paper. Because I have both boys and a girl in my house, I LOVE these two collections and have used them before on several projects. (You can find some of those projects HERE and HERE.)

These cards are basic with a few embellishments and a sentiment created with letter stickers gathered on a patterned paper base. I created the sentiment “Hello sweet girl” with a combination of puffy stickers (“hello” and “sweet”) and chipboard stickers (“girl”).

I used pop dots to adhere the “sweet” sticker to the card. I wanted the stickers above and below to tuck right under the “sweet” portion of the sentiment.

Below the sentiment I added three adorable whimsical houses. Two of the houses (the ones on the outside edge) are puffy stickers. The house in the middle is a rubber charm. I think these houses are SO adorable!

The boy card is created very similarly to the girl card. I used puffy stickers, chipboard, and a rubber charm to create this card.

The dinosaur is a rubber charm that I adhered to the card with pop dots. The race car is chipboard that is nestled right under the dinosaur. The airplane is chipboard as well. Aren’t these the perfect embellishments for a boy themed card?!

The “boys rule” sentiment is created entirely out of puffy stickers. I love the pop of black the puffy black stars bring to this card.

I love how these cards turned out. It will be so nice to have them on hand for the next birthday, new baby, or any other little kid event that pops up.

Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next week!

 

Snow Day Pocket Page Layout

Snow Day Pocket Page scrapbook by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using products from @echoparkpaper #pocketpagescrapbooking #scrapbooking #CartaBellapaper #scrapbookexpo

Hi Stamp and Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. Can you believe Christmas is only a couple of days away? It’s going to be a white Christmas here in Idaho. We have several inches of snow on the ground. My kids are in heaven! They love the snow and cold weather (they’re more like their dad than their mom 😉 While they were playing in the snow, couldn’t resist taking a few photos. I’m not a fan of the cold but the snowy weather is beautiful.

I chose to document this snowy day memory with the Snow Fun collection by Carta Bella paper. It’s a great collection with tons of snowmen, snowflakes, skiing, and ice skating elements with a red, white and shades of blue color palette.

I kept this layout simple with two 4×6 photos and two 2 1/2″ square photos and handwritten journaling. You’ll see that there are several snowflakes scattered throughout the pockets. When I first saw this collection I fell in love with the chipboard elements. I used several chipboard pieces throughout the layout.

My favorite part of this layout is red set of skis in the bottom right pocket.  Even though these skis are too large to fit in a 4×6 pocket, I tucked the bottom of the skis in the pocket and let the top of the skis stick out of the pocket. I love how the skis bring a pop of red to the bottom of the layout and that they extend beyond the pocket to bring the page together.

I can’t wait to create more “snow” layouts with this fun collection. The forecast says that we’ll have more snow just in time for Christmas. That means, more snowy photos that will need a place in my album. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. Merry Christmas!!!

Snow Shaker Card

Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, Becki here! I missed you last week as I was celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. It’s snowing outside my window right now which is the perfect setting for the card I have to share with you today.

If you were in the Latest & Greatest card making class in the last few Stamp & Scrapbook Expos, you’ll be thrilled with the card I have to share with you today. Jillibean Soup has the greatest shaker cards. These are SO much fun to play with! There are tons of shapes just waiting to be filled with fun goodies. You could fill these shakers with SO many things – glitter, sequins, confetti, punched shapes, buttons, and even fake snow. I chose to to fill this card with some fake snow. I picked up a bag of fake snow at the dollar store the other day, and with one small bag you could make dozens and dozens of shaker cards.

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I found that when filling the shaker card, less is more. When you add a bunch of “stuff” in the shaker portion, it doesn’t move around as much. You want your little bits and pieces to move all around when you shake the card.

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These little bits of snow are extra fun because they have a little bit of static. That small static makes the snow stick to the front of the shaker so it looks like it’s snowing on the snowman.

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I used the Snow Fun collection by Carta Bella paper. The embellishments on this card are very minimal. In fact, I only used two die cuts and a bit of patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad. The snowman die cut from the ephemera pack fit perfectly in the shaker portion of the card. The other die cut (below the shaker portion of the card) is also from the ephemera pack and served as the sentiment on this card.

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I wish you could see this card in real life. It’s so cute!! The little bits of “snow” make all the difference in the world. Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday! Happy December, everyone!

Thanksgiving Dinner Favor

Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, I’m Becki and I’m back from the Scrapbook Expo in Ontario, California for another edition of Inspiration Station. I hope I have some new friends joining me here on the blog from the Expo. I had such a fabulous time in Ontario. I was able to teach and help out with a few of the Latest & Greatest classes. I had SO much fun! I can’t wait to meet more of you at upcoming Expos.

Today I’m sharing a Thanksgiving dinner favor. I used the Warm & Cozy collection from Pebbles and my Silhouette Cameo to create this favor box. I love projects that I can create with lots of pretty patterned paper.

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I’ve made LOTS of treat bags and boxes in the past. I LOVE creating them. I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way.

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After cutting all the pieces for this box it was time to start the fun part, assembling and embellishing the box. I’ve learned that the easiest way to add panels to the box is to adhere them before assembling the box. I adhere my treat boxes with a strong liquid adhesive.

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When the base of the box was assembled I added a few embellishments. I used liquid adhesive in a fine line glue bottle to adhere the “thankful” sentiment.

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The next embellishment happened by accident. I assembled the bow and the leaves with liquid adhesive. Then, I used a tiny clothes pin to hold the pieces together while the glue dried. I actually liked the little clothes pin so much I left it on when I adhered it to the treat box.

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Isn’t the clothes pin the perfect addition to the top of the box? I think it’s so cute!

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The finishing touch was to tie the box closed with a bit of string. Now, I just need to create nine more of these to complete Thanksgiving dinner favors for our dinner table!

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These boxes will be easy and inexpensive to mass produce. I’m sure most of you are like me and the stash of pretty paper that can be found in our craft rooms isn’t small. 😉

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The only thing I may have to purchase are the tiny clothes pins. Although I’m sure if I looked hard enough I could find nine more tiny clothes pins in my craft room!

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What crafty projects are you working on for this Thanksgiving holiday? If you’d like to create Thanksgiving dinner favors I have one more idea for you. You can find that idea HERE. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Thanksgiving crafting!