Freebie Friday with Queen & Co.

Hello friends, Becki here, it’s Friday AND it’s October! October is one of my favorite months because it’s Fall AND it’s Halloween. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I am very excited for this week’s Freebie Friday sponsor and prize. First, let me introduce you to Queen & Co. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Queen & Co. especially if you’ve been to one of our 19 events. Queen & Co. has amazing colorful products.Here’s what you need to know about Queen & Co.: Queen & Co has been decorating scrapbook pages across the globe with our unique embellishments since 2003. We specialize in creating fabulous, unique extras to decorate your projects!Last weekend when I was in Denver, I spent a lot of time walking through the Queen & Co. booth. Their booth is gorgeous and clear full of beautiful colors. If you have the chance to visit Queen & Co. booth, make sure you do. It’s so much fun to see all of their amazing goodies.

Queen & Co. is graciously sending one lucky winner this amazing Halloween Hoopla kit. You guys, this kit is ADORABLE!! Trust me, this is a kit you’ll want to play with! Here are some fun card that the Queen & Co. design team created with this card kit.You know the drill, to enter for your chance to win this Halloween kit, leave a comment on this post below BEFORE Thursday, October 12th at 11:59 EST. I love those cute little jack-o-lanterns in the pumpkin, adorable! and those spider webs in the witches pot, I can’t handle all the cuteness. The possibilities are endless with this kit. The Queen & Co. design team does an amazing job at providing you with TONS of inspiration.  Make sure you’re following Queen & Co. on all their social media channels. You don’t want to miss any of their cute products!

I do have a little surprise for you today. So many of you mentioned that you loved Amodex products OR that you’d love to try Amodex products. The awesome Amodex team is offering Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends a special coupon code for 10% off of your purchase from their website. How cool is that?!?! To use the link click HERE to go shopping  and then enter the code KEEPCLEAN when you check out. Hurry! This code is good for the next 48 hours.

Now, onto the winner of the Amodex prize pack. Congratulations…

Paulette, please email becki@scrapbookexpo.com to claim your prize. I can’t wait for you to use this awesome stain remover.

And remember… even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can join us online:

Thanks for stopping by for Freebie Friday with Queen & Co. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win the Halloween Hoopla kit featured above. I will be back with you next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs! Have a safe and happy Fall weekend.

 

Saturdays With LeAnn

Happy Birthday

Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  I am so excited to share some outstanding projects from a few wonderful and very crafty ladies.  Go grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax, and let’s get started into our creative world of crafting!

Love You Everyday By Jill Keller

If you are one that loves mixed media, then you’ll love the inspiration you will receive today from this beautiful layout.  I totally fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures, and the gorgeous colors that Jill used in her layout.  What a great way to complement her precious photo. For the background, Jill has added lots of watercolor, paste, and stitching mixed in with pretty elements of the collection.  She really draws your eyes into her image.

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What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo!  Jill also gives a perfect example of how to include the mixed media style without overpowering her precious photo.  I just love all the beautiful layering that Jill also achieved.  She really has the skills and techniques to give her layout a pop.  Her layout is a piece of art that is all about texture, techniqu,e and a great imagination.  A big shout out to Jill for an outstanding job on this layout!  I am sure you are curious about what products she used, so click here and I will take you on over to Pretty Little Studio where you can write them all down.  While you are there be sure to check out her other fabulous projects.  You are going to be so inspired!

Happy Birthday By Amy Sheffer

Giving money to someone special can be a great present, but wrapping it inside an adorable money holder birthday card makes it even better!  I don’t know about you, but there are so many times when I run out of gift ideas for what to get others, or I have those hard to shop for people on my list.  Sometimes it just works out to give them some cold hard cash.  Here is a fun trifold money holder card project that I think you will enjoy!

 

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Amy used bright colors, fun patterns, and gift shaker elements to give her card some fun appeal.  Shaker cards are so fun to make and very impressive to receive.

 

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Queen & Company has a new kit called Pretty Presents that is available in stores now.  So with that in mind, create a fun trifold money folder!  Let me escort you over to Queen & Co. where you will see how Amy put together her fun birthday card.  Be sure and see the other designs she made using the same supplies.  Have fun creating!

Mason Jar Gift By Tonia Larson

Make a special gift just by gathering some fun items and packaging them in pretty jars.  Need a gift for the breakfast lover on your list?  Give the gift of a good morning with a “Rise and Shine” mason jar gift filled with everything to make a delicious breakfast for two.  It will serve up plenty of smiles.

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Gifts in a Jar recipes are always so fun to make… and we all know mason mar gifts are always so fun to receive! Spoil your sweetheart, friends, family, or teachers this year with some sweet homemade gifts made with love.  Grab some mason jars and get started.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this fun gift?  For step-by-step directions, let me take you on over to The Gunny Sack where Tonia will walk you through on how to make your Rise and Shine gift.  Your imagination can run wild and I can’t wait to see some of the things you come up with!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies By  Christy Denney

Chocolate Turtle Brownies are a perfect brownie treat with nuts, topped with chocolate chips, and drizzled with caramel.  They make one amazing dessert!  You will love using this recipe for family treats or casual entertaining. Your guest will love these and I guarantee they won’t just eat one!

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Are you ready to make these for your fun summer outings?  Click here and I will be happy to take you on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out the recipe and get started baking.  Enjoy!

Once again, thank you for taking some of your precious time out of your schedule to be with me today.  I hope you will be able to check out more on these fabulous projects and enjoy the inspiration of these individual blogs.  Have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday.

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! Since you’re here that must mean that you’re ready for today’s creative therapy, so grab your favorite drink and let’s get started.

Brilliant Shaker Set Layouts By Nicole Nowosad

Shaker cards are currently all the rage, so I thought you might be inspired to take those shaker elements to the next level and use them on your scrapbook layouts. I instantly fell in love with these adorable layouts that I discovered on Queen & Co’s Blog and knew I had to share the love.

Now that your creative mind is spinning with all the wonderful ways you can use shaker elements, click here and I’d be happy to escort you over to Queen & Co’s site so you can check out all the amazing treasures they have to offer. Be prepared to be amazed; their toppings are definitely candy for the eyes.  Everything coordinates perfectly and their shaker cards and elements are as easy as 1,2,3 – pop, fill and cover. While you’re in the neighborhood, check out the camera kit, it’s so stinkin’ adorable. You’re going to love em all.

Hello There By Barbara Andrews

Barbara had me at heat embossing and water coloring, I love this technique – it’s a very showy look and makes it oh-so-easy to create stunning backgrounds. I was also inspired by how the sentiment was created. Barbara heat embossed the “Hello” on vellum then die cut the word “there” out of black cardstock and adhered it to the vellum after adding some rolled up silk thread for added interest. Way to go, Barbara!  Thanks for being such a constant inspiration to your fellow paper crafters.

Bright bold colors have always been a challenge for me, I’m more a shabby chic/vintage kind of girl, but I do love a good challenge. Challenges that force us to step outside of our comfort zone are a great way to enhance our creativity. If we don’t play with our toys and step outside the box we will never know what we are capable of. For more detail on how this festive card came together, click here and I will take you over to Barbara’s blog Paper Pursuits so you can follow along.

How to Make a Tray from a Frame

There is something magical about creating something beautiful out of an item that most people see as trash. Many crafters possess the gift of seeing the beauty of what could be and thrive on the creative challenge of transforming it into something functional as well as beautiful. I fell in love with this shabby chic tray made from an old (and I must say pretty ugly) picture frame,  I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase this tray if I discovered it at an antique store or craft fair. Making it for next to nothing really spoke to me and I hope it inspires you as well.

One person trash is another crafter’s treasure! If you don’t happen to have a frame or two laying around the house you can check out your local thrift stores or garage sales for inexpensive frames. Sometimes the hunt is as fun as creating the project. Have fun, my crafty friends!

Balsamic Chicken With Roasted Veggies

Are you looking for an easy, delicious and healthy dinner to cook tonight? (Who isn’t, right?)  You are going to love this chicken recipe that I discovered on one of my favorite food blogs Skinny Taste. This recipe is definitely lighter on calories yet big on flavor. For all you Weight Watcher fans, you’ll be happy to know this recipe counts as 8 points and has a mere 401 calories. Not to scare you, but summer is right around the corner and that means buying a new bathing suit. I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to go there yet! Hugs to Gina for taking the guess work out of eating healthier.

 

I know it’s hard to believe but with a little help from our friend Gina, you can have this yummy dinner on the table in about half an hour. Gina truly is a master in the kitchen and has proven that it doesn’t have to be painful to eat healthier.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderfully creative week ahead of you. See you next Sunday or if you happen to be in the Puyallup, WA  area next weekend (June 2nd & 3rd) I’ll be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and would love to meet you in person. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center and we can create something beautiful together. Hugs to all!.

Cupcake Shaker Tag


Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a tag I created using Queen & Co‘s Sweet Treat Kit.


The Sweet Treat Kit is full of crafty goodness! You get four dies, six foam shaker shapes with acetate covers, seven toppings, rhinestones, and a sticker sheet.


I first cut out some cupcake shapes using the cupcake base die, the smaller scoop die, and patterned paper from Doodlebug Design‘s Sweetheart collection.


I adhered the smaller scoop and the frame of the foam shaker shape onto my tag.


I filled the shape with pink and red toppings.

I applied the shaped acetate sheet to the foam shaker shape.


Then, I adhered the scoop frame die cut to the top of the foam shaker shape.


I folded the cupcake base die cut to add dimension and adhered it to the tag with foam adhesive.

And because I wanted to use one of the sentiment stickers as a tag, I added a little baby powder to the back of the sticker to remove the tackiness and punched a hole at one end.


I ended up with a fun and festive tag perfect for Valentine’s Day or just because!


I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Freebie Friday – Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

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Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello and Happy Friday! It has been a crazy week here in Markham, Ontario, Canada. We had enough snow to have the schools closed for a snow day, then we had freezing rain, enough rain to melt all the new snow plus more, crazy wind storms then thunderstorms complete with lightning. The temperatures have gone up and down along with the weird changing weather. I understand we are not the only ones having this weird weather this year. It does lead me to spend more time at my desk getting creative and on sites such as Pinterest getting inspired, so I am not complaining.

This week we have a wonderful giveaway from our friends at Queen & Co. If you have attended an EXPO or other show that they have been at, you will know their booth as it is always very colourful and rainbow-like. Personally, I feel like a kid in a candy store when I walk into their booth. My eyes run here and there taking it all in, and my creative side wants a little of everything!

Today, the Queen & Co. team are releasing their new Heart Throb Kits! Here are a few sample projects created using the Heart Throb Kit …

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Those cards, those papers, those yummy toppings in the shaker cards and yes, all those hearts … WOW! This kit is awesome!

Now that you have seen the new Heart Throb kit, would you like to see an exclusive sneak peek of the new Queen & Co. Trunk? I sure do! Here go you …  Isn’t it pretty?

Queen & Co. 2017 Trunk

Queen & Co. 2017 Trunk

Look at all those Toppings! Many of those are even new, yet to be released Toppings! They are coming out with 50 new ones this year. Sweet! I can just imagine that beautiful trunk filled full of toppings sitting on my desk as I spend an afternoon creating gorgeous shaker cards. Queen & Co. Toppings and Shaker card Kits are what dreams are made of 🙂 A girl can dream, can’t she.

Stay tuned and follow along on the Queen & Co. Facebook page as they are releasing over 200 new products in February! Hooray! I can’t wait to see all those new products as well as the inspiring projects that their team creates with all the new products.

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Our friends at Queen & Co. would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to win the new Heart Throb kit! With this kit, you can create heart shaker cards in no time flat. It even includes brand new toppings! And those word dies, there are lots of cards you can create with ‘thanks’, ‘love’, and ‘hello’. Introducing the Heart Throb Kit …

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

To learn more about Queen & Co. follow these links:

For a chance to win the Heart Throb kit from Queen & Co., leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, January 19th.

Now to announce the FIVE winners from the last week’s Freebie Friday giveaway …

Congratulations to the following winners …





 

Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker (jen@scrapbookexpo.com) and include ‘EXPO Admission Tickets winner’ in the subject line.

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 kit from Queen & Co., you need to leave a comment on this post.

Until I see you again next Friday, remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, InstagramFacebook.and on the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing inspiration.

~ Jen

Mixed Media Butterfly Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created using some fun mixed media and stamping products and techniques.

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First, I started by stamping a 3 3/4 x 5″ watercolor paper panel with the Large Elegant Word Background Cling Stamp from Heartfelt Creations and White Gesso from The Crafter’s Workshop.

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I then colored the panel with a mix of Colorations Sprays (Glorious, Granny Smith, and Siesta Key) from Art Anthology.

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I stamped around the panel with the dot stamp from Scraptastic Club’s Shake It Off stamp set and Memento Dye Ink in Rose Bud using first, second, and third generation stamping.

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I stamped two butterflies on my panel using a butterfly stamp from the We R Memory KeepersButterfly Layered Stamp set and StazOn ink in Jet Black.

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I painted the butterflies with Velvet Dimensional Paint (Rhodolite, Cayman, and Mayan Gold) from Art Anthology.

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I added some stamped cross stitching using Scraptastic Club’s Free Fallin’ stamp set and StazOn in Jet Black and drew through the cross stitches with a black fine-tip Sharpie marker.

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I added a few more splotches of ink to the panel with Heidi Swapp‘s Black Velvet Color Shine.

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I stamped some sentiments again using Scraptastic Club’s Shake It Off stamp set and StazOn Jet Black ink.

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I added a few floral stamped images to the card with a stamp from Pink Paislee‘s Butterfly Garden stamp set.

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I then added some clusters of thread, a few flowers from Maya Road, and some epoxy dots from Queen & Co. to decorate the panel and added the panel to a black card to finish.

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I had a lot of fun mixing and matching some really fun products from my stash to make a beautiful mixed media card. I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Pop Ups Star Shaker Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created using Queen & Co.‘s new Pop Ups. These new die cut foam shapes with coordinating die cut transparency sheets make it easier than ever to create fun and festive shaker cards.

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First, I started with a pack of star Pop Ups, some sequins, and paper and stickers from Crate Paper‘s Little You collection.

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I traced the largest Pop Ups star on the backside of the Precious patterned paper. (I marked the top of the traced star and the foam star with an arrow so I didn’t have any problem fitting them together later.)

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I cut out the star shape from the patterned paper and set it aside for later.

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I removed the backing from one side of the foam star and adhered it over an image on the Baby Girl patterned paper and cut out the shape.

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I adhered the star to the front of my card, which was made up of 5 1/2″ gray cardstock and a panel of the Little Nose patterned paper.

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I added some gold and silver sequins inside the foam star.

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I removed the backing from the other side of the foam star and placed the coordinating star-shaped die cut transparency sheet over the top.

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I then adhered the patterned paper star (from the first step) over the foam star.

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I added a some stickers from the Girl 6 x 12″ Foiled Stickers pack and a few more sequins to the card to finish.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!