Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Hampton Art

Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is in Sacramento, CA on October 20th & 21st. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with new products from our Latest & Greatest: Stamping class: Hampton Art‘s Seasonal Stamp & Die Sets.

Today I will be working with the Gratitude Pumpkins Stamp & Die Set:

Note: Stamp & Die Set designs may vary at each show location.

I love that this stamp set comes with coordinating dies. I love to create dimension on my cards, so creating stamped images that can be popped up is an added bonus for me!

With the set, I created this card:

First, I stamped and colored the pumpkin and leaf images with colored pencils.

Then, I die cut the images with my manual die-cutting machine.

I decorated my card front with patterned paper and stickers from Photo Play Paper‘s Autumn Day collection to highlight my stamped pumpkin image.

This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Hampton Art‘s Seasonal Stamp & Die Sets will also be taught at our upcoming show in Ontario. We would love to see you there!

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

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Brutus|Monroe

Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is in Denver, Colorado on September 29th-30th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Today I am going to be creating with a new product from our Latest & Greatest: Stamping class: Brutus|Monroe 4×6 Stamps.

We will have a different stamp set at each location. Today, I am going to be creating with the Fancy Borders set.

I used the largest border in the set to create a design element on this card:

I started with the Fancy Borders stamp set and my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform from Tonic Studios.

I used navy ink from the ColorBox® Petal Point® Primary Pastels Chalk Ink in to stamp the image onto white cardstock.

I’m not the best stamper, so using the Stamping Platform made stamping a clean, crisp image so much easier. I was able to stamp the image several times until I got it just right.

Because I stamped on bright white cardstock and the paper I planned to use had a vintage feel, I used a sponge and an old brown ink pad to distress the image just a bit.

I then framed the stamped border with a denim print patterned paper from Crate Paper‘s Random collection. (It’s an older collection I had in my stash.)

I finished with stickers and embellishments (from the same collection) to highlight my stamped image.

I just love the patterns in this Fancy Borders stamp set, and I know I will be using the set again and again!

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

Lawn Fawn Halloween Card

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a fun Lawn Fawn Halloween card with you that I created using some really fun Lawn Fawn products. Lawn Fawn sent me some really fun products to play with. My favorite thing they sent was the Costume Party stamp set. It is SO adorable! They also sent me the Costume Party die set AND the Shut the Front Door die set. This is such a FUN interactive card.I created a double z fold card with black cardstock. I cut a 6×12 piece of black cardstock. I scored the cardstock at the 2″, 4″, 10″, and 8″ and folded along the fold lines to create the base of the card. Then, I covered each panel of the card with patterned paper. After I had the base of the card created then it was time for the real fun to begin. I stamped each of the little Halloween characters with black ink. Then, I colored the images with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Aren’t those cute little costumed characters so CUTE!?!?  After coloring the images, I die cut them with the coordinating die set as well as die cutting the pieces to the front door. The little Halloween characters are adhered around the front door in the center of the card. The cute little witch is inside the door with a bowl of candy ready to pass it out to all of the cute little trick or treaters.The final finishing touch to this card is the black ribbon that is tied around the entire card. That black ribbon holds the card closed as well as providing a fun embellishment on the front of the card.This card was so fun to create. I can’t wait to create more Halloween cards with this fun stamp set. Do you create Halloween cards? I’d love to see what Halloween cards you have created. Leave a link in the comment section below and I’ll make sure to stop by and see what you have been creating. Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday for another edition of Inspiration Station.

Sundays With Lorraine

Good day, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It’s really hitting home that our 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo season is coming to an end, I just can’t believe that we only have 5 shows left in the year. 2017 seems to be flying by in the blink of an eye! Can you believe it’s almost mid-September? I am extremely thankful that we have Weekly Scrapper to inspire each other throughout the entire year!

On The Beach Layout By Mickie Sutcliffe

It’s time to get those priceless summer photos off your phone and into your scrapbook. I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to a wonderful summer than to scrapbook those amazing memories.  Do you use your stamps and stencils in your scrapbooks? I hope so. It’s a great way to personalize your backgrounds while getting the exact look you’re going for.

If I know you like I think I do, you already have a pretty large selection of stamps that you’ve collected, so why not use them?  I know it’s hard for some of us old time scrappers to think about stamping on layouts since back in the day (10+ years ago) stamps were mostly used on cards & tags. Many scrapbookers never really used them on layouts. How silly we were back then, since all paper crafters share the same tools and supplies, we are all one big creative happy family. I hope this artsy layout has inspired you to create that next page in your scrapbook.

Follow Your Dreams By Tina Dornbaum

This is one of those cards that automatically puts a smile on your face. It’s time to break out those new Distress Oxides that you’ve been itching to play with. That’s how Tina created this beautiful background. Once the background is dry, you then cut two frames using Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Rectangle (the largest and the medium).  This is definitely a must have die set! I use it all the time; you get seven different sizes which covers just about any size you could possibly need. Talk about bang for your buck.

To create those whimsical butterflies, Tina applied texture paste through an Elizabeth Craft  “A Way With Stencils – Butterflies and Stars.”  While the paste was still wet she added White Silk Microfine Glitter over the butterflies, allowing it to dry before removing the excess glitter. For complete details on how easily this adorable card comes together, click here and I will be happy to escort you over to spend some creative happy time with Tina on the Elizabeth Crafts Blog.  You’ll be glad you did!

When We Love We Grow Canvas By Jenny Marples

To create the focal point (the house) Jenny used the Eileen Hulls House Pocket Die. At the risk of being called an enabler, I’m thinking this is another one of those “need it in your life” die sets. In case you didn’t notice, this is one of those stitchlit dies, which means if you want to create a 3-dimensional project to sew, the holes are already die cut for you making your sewing project a breeze. The die cut set comes with nine dies that you can mix and match allowing you to create all kinds of fun projects.

Big hugs to Jenny for sharing this beautiful piece of art with us. If you would like to follow along as Jenny shares step-by-step instructions and some great photos click here and I will take you over to her blog Pushing The Right Buttons. Happy crafting!

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta With Shrimp By Knorr

If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner that you can throw together in well under 1/2 an hour, then you are going to love this 15-minute pasta dish. The original recipe calls for medium shrimp but I like to use the large shrimp. You can also substitute chicken if shrimp isn’t your favorite. Either way, dinner is on the table in 15 minutes and all is good with the world.

For a complete list of ingredients be sure to stop by the Knorr food blog, they even have some tasty meatless recipes. It’s ok to take a few shortcuts in the kitchen and a big shout out to Knorr for showing us how it’s done.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!. I highly recommend taking a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared today so you can check out all the fine details on how these wonderful projects were created. Hugs to all!


Saturdays With LeAnn

Pillow Box

Welcome back, my friends!  Thanks once again for sharing a part of your Saturday with me.  I always look forward to sharing a bit of your day and I hope you do with me as well.  I have some outstanding projects to share with you today, and I hope that you can take time this weekend to create some projects that you have been wanting to do. Today’s projects are sure to bring some inspiration to you so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Leaves Of Gold By Riikka Kovasin

It is so hard to believe we are in the first week of September.  With that said, fall will be rolling in on us soon; so now is the time to start thinking about those beautiful fall colors, pictures, and layouts.  Fall is such a wonderful time of the year with all of the beautiful vibrant colors, and I must mention cooler temperatures!  This beautiful layout created by Riikka will really inspire you to celebrate autumn.

Leaves Of Gold

In Riikka’s layout she made her own golden leaves to greet autumn and embellish her layout.  Using the same techniques she also created this outstanding card.  Tip:  When creating a layout take a few moments to use some of the supplies you have out to create a card.  You’ll find that you will always have cards on hand, and it is such a great way to use up your scraps!

Leaves Of Gold

I love the outstanding job that Riikka did on this layout and card.  Click here and I will take you over to Elizabeth Crafts and Designs where you will find a full step-by-step tutorial on how Riikka put this beautiful layout together.  Be sure and check out her blog Paperiliitin where you are sure to be inspired by many more of Riikka’s outstanding projects.  Hope this has inspired you as much as it did me. I can hardly wait to jump in and create some autumn layouts!

Pillow Box By Peet Roeven

This adorable little pillow box is perfect for a small trinkets like jewelry, candy, or even money.  What a great way to present a gift to a special person.  Whether you are having a wedding, birthday party, baby shower, or just need a small box for a little gift, this is the ideal box. What a great idea to impress your family and friends.  Don’t you just love feminine touch of the fussy-cut flowers layered on top of a small doily?  To finish it off, your beautiful coloring will give it the added touch!

Pillow Box

This die makes the cutest little favor box ever!  You will enjoy how easy they are to put together.  I love the fun shape and they are such a great size for any number of small treats or gifts.  These pillow boxes are so much fun to dress up and easily can match any theme or event.  Add a personal sentiment to accent your box.  You will put smiles on so many faces!  Come with me on over to the Scrapalbum blog where you will find all the supplies you will need to create this adorable pillow box.  You will have so much fun you won’t know when to stop!

Shabby Chic Canvas By Evgenia Krapivina

Do you love the look of mixed media?  It is so beautiful and so much fun to create.  Mixed media is quite the trend right now, and the beauty of working with mixed media means anything goes. Working on canvas is so easy, and if you change your mind it is so easy to take things off and rearrange them.  The variety of materials you use will add great detail and makes your canvas a keepsake.  This masterpiece was created by Evgenia Krapivina who is an outstanding design team member for Kaisercraft.

Shabby Chic Canvas

This piece of art is all about texture, technique, and a whole lot of imagination.  What isn’t there to love when you are using stamps, inks, gesso, embossing, misting, distressing, and so much more?  Making mixed media canvas projects can also add beauty to your home. Display projects on your entry or end tables or add it as a decor piece to your wall. It can also be a great conversation piece.  I would like to thank Evgenia for sharing her never-ending talent with us.  Click here and I will take you over to the janekrapivina blog where you will always leave totally inspired to start your next project.  Have fun and let your imagination run free!

Raspberry Almond Rugelach Cookies By Stacy Bryce

These scrumptious cookies turn the simplest moments into something memorable.  They are the perfect bite-size treat, making a charming crescent shaped cookie roll, and are made with raspberry jam and cream cheese.


Raspberry Almond Rugelach Cookies

These are the ideal sweet treat for your holidays but are also wonderful for birthdays and summer entertaining.  They are the perfect cookie to serve at bridal and baby showers as well.  Party guests will be so impressed that they will be talking about these tasty and pretty cookies for days!  Come with me and I will take you over to Wicked Good Kitchen where you will find every step to make these.  A big shout out to Stacy Bryce for sharing her wonderful recipe with us.  Enjoy!

I am really excited to share projects with you every Saturday!  Again, I want to say thank you for taking some of your precious time to explore with us here on the Weekly Scrapper blog.  I will be in Marlborough September 8th & 9th at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and I would love the opportunity to see you.  I enjoy it so much when you stop by registration and say hi.  I look forward to spending some time with you at a Scrapbook Expo near you!  Happy crafting, my friends!






Card Swappin’ with Dave Gordon for Chantilly, VA and Duluth, GA

Hello friends, and welcome back to Card Swappin’ With Dave!  I hope all of you have been putting smiles on your family and friend’s faces with your handmade cards.  I know I need to get a card out to a special friend this week who is really down and needs a big pick-me-up.  Do me a favor and make a card to send to a friend or family member that you may not have talked to or heard from for a long time.  With all of us being so busy, it is sometimes difficult to keep in touch like we want to and like we should.  It is a great way to connect with those special people in your life.

At the card swaps at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, I always like to ask the card swap guests if there is a particular item they like to include in each card that they create. It works like a “signature” on their cards.  Flowers, bling, or washi tape are just a few.  I like to see the creative stamps that the swappers have come up with that they stamp on the back of each card.  This just adds that little extra special touch to their cards.  We have a lot of guests who incorporate sewing into their cards which is an awesome way to make their love of two hobbies combine into one beautifully finished product!

I like to incorporate one of my old hobbies that I used to be involved in several years ago which was postage stamp collection.  Over the years I was able to collect several (well, maybe several boxes) of cancelled postage stamps from not only the US but from around the world.  I have so many beautiful stamps that depict flowers, butterflies, birds, wild animals, beautiful scenery, and the list goes on and on.  Recently a local realtor placed American flags in everyone’s yard on our street.  It looked so wonderful and it was a beautiful thought.  I found her business card attached to the bottom of the flag and wanted to show her our appreciation for the flag by sending her a thank you card.  I used patriotic-themed papers and created a card like the one shown below.  I added a cancelled US Flag stamp from several years ago just to add that special touch to the card. I placed a card inside, too, so she could write a note to someone and reuse the card if she wished to do so.  I included a note just to say thank you for the placing of the flags in our yard and our street.  I enjoy using the stamps I used to collect in this way as it my “signature” on my own cards. Take a look at some of your other hobbies, either something you are doing now or that you used to do, to see if you can include some of those items in your next card.

This next card, created by Steven Ziegler at our Chantilly show, shows how one of his childhood favorites, marbles, played a big part in the background for his cards.  He took some distress sprays and sprayed the bottom of a container starting with the lightest color first.  Then he rolled the marbles around on the sprays to collect the colors.  After that, by taking his background paper and attaching it to the container, he simply rolled the marbles on the card background to create an amazing array of colors.  What a fun way to create a beautiful card!  Steven also mentioned that he had marbles all over the place which makes the fun of this technique even better.

Wendy Abdo, who attended our card swap in Duluth, GA, created a wonderful “Thinking Of You” card using the quilling technique.  With this technique you can determine the size and texture of each flower or swirl you create to add to your cards. The lucky recipient of one of these cards would feel very cared for with the time and effort it took to create such a beautiful card.  Each design is one-of-a-kind, created by using your imagination.  You can use this technique to make the wheel of a carriage or even an elegant fence topper to send to a special friend who enjoys gardening.

I would love to see some of your cards at one of our card swaps at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.  Check out all the great themes we have for our swaps.  There is always something for everyone and you are guaranteed to walk away with some great cards and great card making ideas.  See you next time!





Latest & Greatest: Stamping with American Crafts

Hey everyone! Roree here with today’s Make It! Monday post.

Our next show is this week in Marlborough, MA on September 8th-9th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. Our products will be switching up for all of the Latest & Greatest classes at this show. Starting next week, I will be creating with some of those new products.

I still have some products that I haven’t worked with from our last block, so today I am going to be creating with products from our Latest & Greatest: Stamping class: American CraftsVicki Boutin Mixed Media Feather Stamps & Dies.

With it, I created this card:

Using the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Feather Stamps & Dies, I first stamped and cut one of the feathers on patterned paper.

Then using my PenBlade craft knife, I cut out portions of my stamped image.

I die cut another feather from a different color patterned paper and layered the two.

I finished my card with another stamped feather and a stamped sentiment from the Feather Stamps & Dies set.

All patterned paper and embellishments are from Pink Paislee‘s new Turn the Page collection designed by Paige Evans.

Such fun stamp & die set, don’t you think?!

Join me next week to start seeing the great products we will have in our last block of Latest & Greatest workshops starting in Marlborough, MA on September 8th & 9th.

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