Weekly Scrapper Presents: One Sketch, Three Ways by Becki Adams

Hey friends, Becki here for a special edition of Inspirations Station. I say special edition because I get to tell you about a special project that I have been working on behind the scenes for a few months. I’m am SO excited to be teaching two of my own classes at four Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows later this year. The first Expo I will be teaching at is in Schaumburg, Illinois on August 18 & 19. I’m teaching two classes on Friday and two classes on Saturday. One of the classes I will be teaching is “One Sketch, Three Ways”. Today I wanted to give you a little sneak peek into this class by creating a layout using a sketch.

I created a video to go along with this blog post because I wanted to tell you all about this class and share a layout with you that I created using a sketch. Creating with sketches is so easy and SO fun! To create this layout I used a sketch that I found on Pinterest. Sometimes I create my own sketches and sometimes, I find sketches online. Even though I used a sketch that someone else created, I made this layout my own and changed a few things so I could tell my story. That is the beauty of using a sketch, you don’t HAVE to follow every detail of the sketch you can use the sketch as a starting point and adapt it as you create. As I’ve created hundreds of layouts over the years, I’ve found that I use the same sketches over and over. In my “One Sketch, Three Ways” class, I’ll teach you how to adapt some of your favorite sketches to create unique layouts, again and again using the same sketch!Come watch the video where I share more details about the class and create a layout. AND you’ll also learn the story behind this layout! Let’s just say, it was one of my most embarrassing moments 😉

Using a sketch as inspiration, this layout only took me a few minutes to put together. I love it when my crafting projects come together easily and quickly.If you’re in the Schaumburg area, I would be thrilled to have you in my class. You can sign up for this workshop HERE. Make sure to let me know that you’re a blog reader!  There are two time slots available for this class, Friday at 10:00am and Saturday at 10:00am. As I mentioned in the video, I’ll be teaching workshops in Denver, Sacramento, and Ontario, as well. Make sure you’ve joined the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Facebook groups by location, so you’ll know when workshop tickets are available in those areas (Facebook Groups by show location).Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog, I’ll see you in class!

 

 

 

Tip of the Day: Creating Your Own Planner Clips from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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I love the way that planners have become another place to showcase our creativity. An attractive planner makes being organized so much more fun! Pauline from our Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team is here to show how to turn some items you already have on hand into darling clips to help your planner express your personality.

Pauline teaches the very popular Latest & Greatest workshops at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, so watch for her at the Expo near you!

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Freebie Friday – Visit a Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO!

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Hello, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week and are looking forward to the weekend. Will you be creating this weekend? Will you be sitting back and reading a good book? I hope to do a little bit of both. This weekend is a long weekend in Ontario as Monday is Family Day. My kids are older so they will likely be hanging out with their friends for most of the day but we will hang out as a family for part of the day as well!

We are halfway through February, and National Stamp & Scrapbook Month. We are doing lots of giveaways in the Facebook groups, and thousands of people have entered the giveaway to win a Dream Weekend at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. I hope you have gone to the local sponsor stores to shop, to show them some love, and also to receive a 10% discount on your order. Read all the details of this fun month here and enter to win!

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Our first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of 2017 takes place in just a few weeks. The team is very busy working behind the scenes so that when you arrive at an EXPO you will have a blast! Will you be joining us at an EXPO this year? Do you need a little nudge?

Leave a comment on this blog post telling us what Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO location you would like to attend in 2017. One lucky winner will receive two admission tickets to a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of their choice. That means more money left to shop with! Can you say … cha-ching!

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Last week’s giveaway was for the Taylored Expressions Peek a Boo Easter stamp set and coordinating Peek a Boo Easter Dies. The winner is Sara B.

Congratulations Sara! 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

2017 Show Dates

It’s National Stamp & Scrapbook Month!

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It’s National Stamp & Scrapbook Month!

To celebrate, we’ve got some exciting news for you!

  1. You can get a free National Stamp & Scrapbook Month collectible button from participating stores.
  2. Mention this promotion in participating stores and get a discount during the month of February.
  3. We have exclusive giveaways from these stores on our Facebook Groups.
  4. We are offering one lucky winner (and a friend) a Dream Weekend at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo event.

Click here to see the stores who are offering a 10% discount on your purchase through the entire month of February!

Any purchase at these stores over $5.00 qualifies for a free Stamp & Scrapbook Month collectible button. Hurry in, there are a limited number of buttons available. Bring it to the next Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and it will count towards earning a lanyard & medallion!

But, wait, there are other chances to win prizes too!

On Facebook, check in on your local Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Facebook Group and watch for this graphic:

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Each participating store is offering four (4) $10.00 gift certificates.  Leave a comment on the post in the Facebook group for a chance to win!

If you aren’t already in a group, find your local group here: https://scrapbookexpo.com/show-facebook-groups/

One more way for a chance to win – enter our Dream Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Weekend Sweepstakes!

Enter the contest here (http://scrapbookexpo.com/national-stamp-scrapbook-month-2017/for a chance to win a Dream Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Weekend for you and a friend!  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.

Good luck!

Last week’s giveaway was for two admission passes to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show floor. The winner is Debra Clark. Congratulations Debra!

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

Freebie Friday – Winners and a Giveaway!

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What a wonderful week this has been! Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and manufacturer blogs have all been filled with photos of LOTS of amazing new products. I love this time of year! There are so many great new products to add to my wish list in hopes of buying over the next six months as they are released.

A few of you have asked about where to find the winners from the Freebie Friday giveaways. Every Friday, I post a giveaway with prizes from either Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO or our wonderful partners. Unless otherwise stated, the winners of the giveaways are announced in the blog post the following week. The winner is then asked to email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com so that I can arrange to have the prize shipped out.

The EXPO team is working hard behind the scenes to get everything ready for a fabulous 2017 show season. Have you decided which show or shows you will be attending? Once you have chosen the EXPO you want to attend, be sure to visit the website for all the show details including registration dates, the pre-show guide, the workshop guide and so much more!

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For each EXPO we host, we also have a group on Facebook. In these groups, you can chat with EXPO team members, vendors, class teachers and fellow attendees. We also run fun contests that are exclusive to these groups. We hope you will join us!

This year, we also have a very special event coming up in the month of February. Stay tuned for more details as you won’t want to miss this exciting giveaway!

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With the first show of 2017 a little more than a month away, I feel the need to give away another pair of admission tickets to a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Can you tell I want you all to attend a show in 2017?

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To be entered into this giveaway, I need you to help me. I am curious when you attend an event such as the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo whether or not you post photos to social media. If you do, do you post photos and selfies to Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, Twitter or somewhere else? I would love to know where you share the photos you take. If you don’t share photos, let me know that as well. Thanks and good luck!

Last week’s giveaway was for an apron and two admission passes to the show floor. The winner is Kristina LeCloux. Congratulations Kristina!

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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

Freebie Friday – Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Apron Giveaway!

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Hey, Hey, Hey, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Friends! I hope you are all having a FABULOUS week! Have you heard about our Facebook Groups? During the show season, these groups not only offer a wealth of knowledge but we also host a number of giveaways exclusively in them. If you have not joined the Facebook Group for the event(s) that you will be attending, I highly recommend you do. Here is a list of all the EXPO groups you can join: http://scrapbookexpo.com/show-facebook-groups/

There were so many amazing and wonderful comments about the EXPO Aprons used in the 2016 Latest & Greatest Mixed Media classes that before the EXPO season gets under way I thought it would be cool for one lucky friend to win an apron and two admission passes to the show floor.

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Isn’t the apron wonderful? The quote is true. The polka dots are fun. The pouch is perfect for holding your tools. It looks fabulous on or hanging on a hook!

For a chance to win an apron and two admission passes to the show floor, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, January 26th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Queen & Co. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for their new Heart Throb Kit.

The winner is  … Janet Ingraham!

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Congratulations Janet! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker at jen@scrapbookexpo.com and include ‘Queen & Co. Winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. Have a wonderful week ahead! Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win this great prize from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Freebie Friday – Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

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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 …

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Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

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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?

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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.

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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