Texture Luxe™ Mixed Media 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 products from Faber-Castell‘s Design Memory Craft brand.

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First, I started with Texture Luxe™ Gold, Texture Cards, and a palette knife from the Gelatos® Tool Set.

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I spread the gold texture paste onto a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ mixed media paper panel.

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I chose the #8 card from the Texture Cards pack.

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Then, I ran the card across the texture paste, vertically and horizontally to create a waffle pattern.

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After letting the paste dry completely, I added the panel to the front of a card and added a tag made up of printed cardstock and vellum shapes from PebblesSpring Fling collection.

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If you haven’t worked with texture paste and texture cards before, I suggest playing around on some practice sheets to get the hang of it. If your design doesn’t turn out the way you want it to, you can simply erase the design by blending the paste with your palette knife and start over.

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


Tip of the Day: Gable Fold Card Base by Art Impressions



Kate Swanson from Art Impressions demonstrates how to create a very showy diagonal gable fold card. With only one piece of 5 1/2 x 12″ paper, you’ll be able to create this fun card base by following Kate’s simple step-by-step instructions. Beautiful!

Make sure to stop by artmpressions.com to view all their products, and sign up for one of their amazing workshops at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo near you!


Sundays With Lorraine

Beautiful Beginnings By K Werner


Hello and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I’m hoping today finds you all enjoying a carefree summer day.  I’m honored to have the opportunity to share the following projects with you, so sit back, relax, and enjoy – it’s time to partake in a little creative therapy!

Revisiting Punches With Missy

It’s time to dust off those punches that we haven’t used in a while and create a fun layout. I know we all love our die-cut machines, but we still have all those fun punches that we have collected. We’ve all done those over-the-top over $20 layouts, but it’s so refreshing to create a layout this adorable for next to no money at all; it”s a beautiful thing.

Revisiting Punches With Missy

What a great way to use up our treasured scraps, right? Between the priceless photo and the handwritten journaling against the coordinating background, this layout has it all. It automatically puts a smile on your face; what’s not to love?

Hello Card By Tracey McNeely

I instantly fell in love with this sweet card that I discovered on the blog In My Creative Opinion. I think it was the gorgeous summer palette that first drew me in and I knew I had to share the inspiration. Upon further inspection, I noticed that Tracey heat embossed in white onto watercolore paper and colored the beautiful flowers using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Heat embossing images before water coloring is one of my favorite techniques. The embossed edges of the stamp resist any watercolor so it makes it super easy to paint quickly.

Hello Card

I loved the look so much that I purchased a set of the Zig Markers at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo last weekend in Duluth, GA and I can’t wait to play with them. If you are as inspired by Tracey’s coloring with the Zig markers as I am, I also saw them on Simon Says Blog. They also have that MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die set that Tracey used to create that oh-so-cute hand stitched look. Click here and I’ll take you over. Don’t you love it when a card this cute comes together so quickly?

Beautiful Beginnings By Kristina Werner

I am so excited to share yet another amazing card using the same technique of heat embossing in white and using the Zig Markers to color your images. The bright vibrant colors perfectly blended create the illusion that you actually hand painted this piece of art. What’s not to love?

Beautiful Beginnings By K Werner

I know there are wants and there are needs when it comes to purchasing our craft supplies, but I’m thinking these Zig Markers are one of those needs! Just in case you missed the link in the previous post, you can find these markers on the Simon Says Stamp website. Click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can purchase your own set. Or if you happen to be near one of our shows, we’d love to have you stop by. click here and I’ll take you over so you can check out our many locations.

Vintage Style Camera With Mini Album By Kirsten Hyde

Talk about being creative, I instantly fell in love with this vintage style camera that houses an adorable mini album. Talk about thinking outside the box!  Would you believe that the vintage camera and the mini-album were both made totally from scratch? The camera opens at the top and reveals the mini-album – so clever!

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I’d like to send out a huge note of thanks to Kirsten for sharing this amazing project with us. You can click here and I will be honored to take you over to her blog My Craft And Garden Tales where she shares how to create your own vintage camera and album. This is one post you definitely don’t want to miss; not only does Kirsten share step-by-step instructions but she also has tons of photos along with a video tutorial. Have fun with this one, my crafty friends!

The Slipway Crab Roll

If you’re a crab lover like me you’re going to love this quick and easy Crab Roll/sandwich. As stated on the Bon Appetit Blog  “The whole point of a crab roll is the crab—get the best you can find, and don’t mess with it too much” .

The Slipway Crab Roll

You’re just a few simple ingredients away from a really tasty summer treat. How perfect would this be served to your peeps at the next scrapbook day? Click here and I will take you over to the Bon Appetit Blog where you are sure to find some delicious recipes.

Thanks for stopping by; have a great week and I look forward to seeing you back next Sunday. I’m off to the next Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and hope to see you there!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Wishing You All The Best


Happy Saturday, my friends!  It makes me so happy knowing you are taking sometime to relax and enjoy what you love most.  Sit back, get comfy, and enjoy some of today’s inspiration!

Take Me Away By Jan

This layout all started with a simple background and a few fabulous photos.  As you look at these photos you get that feeling of “Take Me Away” just as the title states. I love how Jan used the Tim Holtz Crosshatch frameworks die at the bottom left corner and added some embossing powder to the die cut.

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As scrapbookers, we know that it’s all about sharing the memories and preserving the moments.  This masterpiece certainly captures a special memory and gives joy and fulfillment. This wonderful layout also includes washi tape placed on cardstock, which was then die cut and accented with gold paint.  The embossed paper was dry brushed with a light green paint on the raised map area. What a fabulous layout created by Jan. Be sure to visit her blog, The Urban Scrapbook, whenever you are in need of some inspiration!

Hello By Lorraine Aquilina

I love using coordinating stamp and die sets.  It is such a fun and fast way to create an adorable card.  I think it really puts a fun spark into card making! Using stamps to create your backgrounds is a great way to stretch your supplies.  This card will certainly deliver a bit of sunshine to a special person.  We know there is nothing like going to the mailbox and receiving a handmade treasure. Brighten up someone’s day by sending them your handmade card!


This card is so darling I had to share the inside as well!


I highly recommend visiting the Lorraine’s Loft blog and checking out all the great tips and techniques that Lorraine used when creating her card.  I promise you won’t want to miss out on her other cards and projects.  A big thank you to Lorraine for sharing her darling summer card with us.

Wishing You All The Best By Yoonsun Hur

A feather symbolizes hope and strength, and also make a great image for a clean and simple card. The new Tickle My Fancy set is filled with wonderful, solid line images.  Yoonsun stamped the feathers on watercolor paper using Versamark embossing ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Wishing You All The Best

Using your imagination is all about creativity and taking something as simple as a piece of paper and creating a beautiful piece of art.  I hope you have been inspired today to take out your stamps and let your imagination run wild.  I know you are going to want to create this fun card, so click here and I will take you on over to Rejoicing Crafts where Yoonsun will share how she made her card. Have fun creating!

Denim Lace Flag By Cindy

This adorable flag is one that can be hung all year round, and not just through the month of July.  I love how Cindy used denim and lace to create this shabby chic looking flag.  The neutral colors makes it easy to match your home décor. Can you imagine taking the same pattern and making matching pillows?  How fun would this be for a Americana family room?

Denim Lace Flag

This darling flag is quick, easy, and very inexpensive to make.  Using up some of your own clothing can really cut the cost way down. And how special this would be if you used a treasured piece of clothing?  Come with me and let me take you over to DIY Beautify where Cindy will give you step-by-step instructions to create your denim lace flag to beautify your home.

Maraschino Cherry Popsicles By Rina Gonzales

If you are a maraschino cherry lover, you will definitely want to make these popsicles to give refreshment on these hot summer days!  A maraschino cherry is the ultimate ice cream topper but is also a fun ingredient to use in sides, beverages, and baked goods.
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This fun recipe was found on the Mothership Scrapbook Gal blog.  Click here and I will take you over so you can print out the recipe.  This is one of those treats your family and friends will love on a hot summer day.

Enjoy your weekend, and take some time to enjoy doing the things that you love to do.  See you next Saturday!


Freebie Friday – SPC Summer 2016 & a giveaway!


Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! When I turn the calendar page to July I always know that new scrapbook, stamp and mixed media products will be filling social media feeds and blogs for weeks and months to come. The beautiful new patterns and products are enough to make me drool. Earlier this month, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend the SPC Mixed Media event where manufacturers were showing their new products. While there, our team videotaped many of these latest and greatest products to share with you.

Instead of filling this post up with the actual videos which will slow down the post, I am going to list all the videos for you. The list includes all the videos that were taped. As they are available, I will be adding their links to this post.  I hope you enjoy watching the videos!


Art Impressions

Bo Bunny

Carta Bella

  • Christmas Delivery
  • Snow Fun

Clear Snap

Dare 2B Artzy

  • Holiday Line
  • Modern Bliss

Deco Art

Echo Park

  • I Love Winter

Fancy Pants

  • Golden Days
  • Joy Parade
  • Merry & Bright

Foundations Decor

Graphic 45

Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup

  • Chit Chat Chowder
  • Hardy Hodgepodge
  • Shape Shakers

Ken Oliver

Lawn Fawn

  • Coordinating Stamps & Dies
  • Perfectly Plaid
  • Stand Alone Dies

Maya Road

Paper House

Petticoat Parlor



  • Bohemian Jewel
  • Dresdens
  • Julie Nutting Paper Dolls
  • Rossi Belle
  • Sweet Peppermint
  • Watercolor Mediums

Simple Stories

  • Classic Christmas
  • Hello, Fall
  • Mistletoe Kisses
  • Posh
  • Reset Girl
  • Simple Sets



  • Spellbinders Summer Release

The Crafter’s Workshop

The Robin’s Nest

Therm O Web

Tonic Studios

We R Memory Keepers

  • Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Wow! There are so many amazing new products! I cannot wait for them to be available for purchase.

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

This week, the fabulous Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team is giving away a pair of admission tickets to the show floor! Imagine yourself walking amongst aisles and aisles of the coolest scrapbooking and stamping products around. Yay! Leave a comment on this blog post before July 28th at midnight for a chance to win.  Good luck!


Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

For your chance to win this amazing prize from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team, leave a comment on this blog post. This giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, July 28th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a Stamp & Scrapbook t-shirt.

The winner is … Renee Hoffer!


Congratulations Renee! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘SSBE t-shirt winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a pair of admission tickets to the 2016 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of your choice, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join 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

Teenage Boy Layout

Teenage Boy Layout by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo

Becki-Adams-headerHey Weekly Scrapper friends, Becki here. Is it really the end of July? This summer is flying by. Amidst the summer chaos. I sat down at my desk to create a teenage boy layout. As the mom of a teenage boy, I know how challenging scrapbooking teenagers can be. My teenager doesn’t like his photo taken and doesn’t like me to tell stories about him.

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The other day when we went to the DMV to get his drivers permit, I snapped a photo of him standing in front of that infamous blue backdrop getting his photo taken for his permit. On this teenage boy layout, I document the story of my son getting his learners permit.

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I used products from the Totally Rad collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Thickers. The Totally Rad collection is perfect for a teenage boy layout.

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I had so much fun creating this layout and I think this is a great layout to represent a teenage boy.

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Even though the summer is flying by, make sure to take time to document your summer memories. Thanks for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. Next week I’ll have a great video to share with you.

Tip of the Day: Creating Custom Cork Embellishments from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo



Today we have our very own LeAnn Ostergaard to share a great tip with us. You’ve been used to seeing LeAnn teaching workshops at our Stamp & Scrapbook Expos, but today we are happy to have her step in front of the camera to share a tip with us. With her extensive crafting expertise, it’s fun to see what little tips and tricks LeAnn has up her sleeve!

I am now looking at corkboard in a whole new light! Thanks, LeAnn, for sharing this tip with us. Visit Stamp & Scrapbook Expo online to see where we’ll be and plan your own crafting weekend full of all kinds of inspiration!

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