Tip of the Day: Ric Rac Rosebuds from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

If you’ve ever attended a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and taken a class from Pauline, you know how talented she is. As an experienced crafter, Pauline is expert at sharing creative tips, and in this video she demonstrates how to create a lovely rosebud embellishment with simple ric rac from your sewing box.

For lots more crafting inspiration, check out all the fun workshops at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and plan a creative getaway soon!
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Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Turn the Page STARS


My newest collection with Pink Paislee is called Turn the Page and there is a repeating stars element throughout the line. I have LOVED seeing how fellow scrapbookers have used stars, stars, and more stars to create truly stunning layouts and cards!

YOU & ME by Lorilei Murphy

Lorilei layered like-colored stars that she fussy cut and punched from Turn the Page papers to create an awe-inspiring wreath.

STAR CARDS by Zsoka Marko

Designer Zskoa Marko used my new Silhouette cut files paired with Turn the Page to create this star-tastic pair of cards!

SUPERHERO by Steffi Ried

For her design team assignment, Steffi Ried fussy cut patterned paper stars and then incorporated chipboard sticker, wood veneer, and stamped stars to go with the theme.

I RUN by Audrey Yeager

After creating a beautiful mixed media background, Audrey Yeager topped off her page with stars galore, creating a dynamic and colorful layout.

STAR FRAME by Missy Whidden

Also from my design team, Missy Whidden upcycled a frame with stars in all kinds of materials (yet all from Turn the Page!) to create a lovely piece of home decor.

I hope you are inspired to use the stars from Turn the Page on your next project whether it’s a layout, card, DIY project, or mini album!


Social Media and the EXPO

Hello and welcome to our first edition of Social Media and the EXPO. In this series, I will share with you fun photos, videos, and posts that you, our EXPO attendees, have shared with us as well as popular posts from our various social media platforms.

Did you know that for each Stamp & Scrapbook EXPO show location we have a corresponding group on Facebook? These groups are a great place for attendees to chat with each other about their local EXPO as well as EXPO staff and exhibitors. One of my favourite aspects of the groups is that many of you share photos from the show. We get to see friends enjoying the show together, the fun decorations and costumes from the crops, projects you completed in a workshop or at the crop, and so much more.

For this first edition, I am going to share with you some of my favourite photos that were shared by consumers who attended that last couple shows.

Mesa - Tinman

Mesa – Tinman at the Crop

Art Anthology Make & Take

Mesa – Art Anthology Make & Take

Mesa – Emoji Crop Decorations

Fun Show Specials – Queen & Co. mini shopping carts

Marlborough – Friends

Marlborough – I Conquered Gong

Marlborough – Golden Ticket raffle winners

Schaumburg – Celebrity Sightings in the Hotel

Schaumburg – Special EXPO Memorabilia

Schaumburg – Baggage Check raffles

Schaumburg – Cat in the Hat crop

That was fun! I did not even have to leave my couch to feel like I was at a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. I hope you have enjoyed this trip to the EXPO via social media. See you next month!

~ Jen


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!

Sundays With Lorraine

Good day, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I just returned home from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in beautiful Marlborough, MA. The weather was perfect and my students were amazing. Hugs to all those crazy, fun, and creative people whom I had the privilege of crafting with in person at the Creativity Center.

Back To School Stories By Neela Nalam

Now that our kids are back to school, I’m betting that you have some really cute pics on your phone. Pocket pages are a fast and easy solution for getting them off the phone and into an adorable album. Since we tend to take lots of pics of our kids at school, and all the activities that follow, wouldn’t it be fun to have a mini album documenting each year? They seem to grow up in the blink of an eye, and capturing those memories via scrapbooking is priceless.


Neela used the August kit to create these fun pocket pages. Each kit includes a mix of tags and shapes that are perfect for your layouts, cards, mini albums, and of course, Project Life!  Pocket pages are the instant gratification of scrapbooking, but remember it’s ok to combine your traditional scrapbook pages with your pocket pages, I like to think of this as going hybrid, This way you still get to incorporate those wonderful embellishments and supplies that you been collecting all these years. If you’d like more information on Elle’s Studio monthly kits, click here and I’ll take you over to the blog. Happy scrapping, my crafty friends!

Thanks For All You Do By Jamie Martin

I love how the bright orange and yellow water-colored poppies seem to just pop off the card when combined with the black and white background, very showy! Jamie creates this adorable card using Rubbernecker Designs multi-layer watercolor stamp set titled “Poppy Trio” along with the smallest of the Nested Rectangle Stitched Dies. This die set includes eight different sized dies, talk about bang for your buck! This is one set you are guaranteed to use over and over again.

Rubbernecker Stamps is known for their two-step stamp sets. These stamp sets really do take all the guesswork out mastering this fun and oh-so-showy technique. Dave with Rubbernecker has prepared a wonderful video showing just how easy it is to create a perfect watercolored masterpiece; click here and I will escort you over so you can watch the short 5-minute video. While you’re watching the video check out how Dave lines up his stamps on the acrylic block by using the packing as a guideline to ensure perfect placement each and every time.

DIY Pallet Plaques By Susan

It’s time to start thinking about who’s getting what for the holidays. How cute would this adorable hanging frame be to gift to your family and friends? They could change out the photo each time you send out a new one – it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Don’t forget to make yourself one, since school is in session they would also be fun to display all those precious pieces of art that your children bring home throughout the year.

What a creative alternative to picture frames – these handmade pallet plaques can be easily modified to fit any home’s decor simply by changing the coloring medium you choose to decorate them with. You can paint it, stain it, ink it, stamp on it, or rough it up for a more distressed look. The possibilities are endless. I’m sure that your very creative mind is spinning with all the ways you can embellish this fun project, so click here and I will be happy to take you over to spend some quality time hanging out with Katie on her blog.

25 Minute Thai Chicken Flatbread Pizza By Carlsbad Cravings

I’m getting hungry just looking at the photos of this yummy Chicken Flatbread.  Jen was inspired by the Thai Chicken Pizza served at the California Pizza Kitchen and being the culinary genius that she is, came up with her own version.  You’ll be happy to know that you can create this yummy flatbread pizza in the comforts of your own home in under half an hour.

Jen truly has a gift for creating recipes that take everyday ingredients and transforming them into extraordinary meals. Click here and I will escort you over to the Carlsbad Cravings Blog so you print out this recipe along with all the others you are sure to fall in love with.

I do hope you will take a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared today so you can see more details on how these wonderful projects were created. Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post. Have a wonderfully creative week and I’ll see you next Sunday. If you happen to be in the area the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is having a show in Mesa, AZ at the Mesa Convention Center, I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center and we’ll create something beautiful together.

Hugs to all!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Autumn Vase

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper on this beautiful Saturday.  I just got back from another wonderful Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show in Marlborough, MA.  It was such a fun time for everyone.  I was very inspired by so many wonderful ideas and projects, and I’m really excited to share some of those wonderful ideas with you.  Since you are here visiting our blog that means that you are ready for some wonderful inspiration and creative therapy. Grab your favorite drink and/or treat, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the inspiring projects I have to share with you today!

The Fruit Stand By Mary Ann Jenkins

This adorable layout was created by Mary Ann Jenkins.  Shaker cards are all the rage right now in the world of card making. They are not only interactive and adorable, but they are also so much fun to make. And they are easier to create than you think!  Why not take it to the next level and add them onto your scrapbook pages?

The Fruit Stand

Queen & Company have adorable Fruit Basket Shaker kits.  You will totally fall in love with these shaker filling pieces.  What a perfect way to bring your favorite fruits alive!  You will have so much fun creating with these that you won’t know when to stop.  Everything coordinates perfectly and their shaker cards and elements are very easy to use.  Your imagination will run wild!  Let me escort you over to I Rock Paper & Scissors where Mary Ann will show you her techniques to create this adorable layout.  Be sure and visit Queen & Company as well so you can check out all the amazing treasures they have to offer.  I am sure your mind is spinning with all the fun and different ways you will be using shaker elements!  Have fun creating, my sweet friends!

Cafe Parisian Card Set By Elena Olinevich

You will love the contrast of the detailed elements and layers on top of these adorable cards created by a Elena Olinevich.  Elena used the Cafe Parisian Collection from Graphic 45.  There are so many stunning floral papers found in this collection.  The best part about these pages is that they are great to fussy cut to create your own embellishments.  Flowers add the perfect finishing touch to any beautiful project; you can see how adding a few paper flowers made each card more dimensional.

Cafe Parisian Card Set

Paper piecing is such a fun way to combine the paper layers with fussy cut elements.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try; you will be so glad you did.  Take your cards up a level and add some chipboard, stamps, and even some dies to create an absolutely stunning card.  Who wouldn’t be smiling from ear to ear when they opened up the mailbox to find this beautiful treasure?  So pull out your scissors and start having fun today!

Autumn Vase By Riikka Kovasin

Before we know it, we will start feeling fall in the air, and those summer nights will turn into golden autumn evenings. Why not add a beautiful touch of autumn to your home by adding accents of sunflowers in a beautiful autumn vase. Sunflowers are at their peak in September so now is a great time to bring some into your home.

Autumn Vase

This unique handmade sunflower vase was created by adhering some thick yarn and a flower-like embellishment to a tin pot.  Riikka added some different mediums to her vase to achieve this look.  You are probably dying to know exactly how she created such a masterpiece, so please follow me on over to Paperiliitin for step-by-step instructions.  Bring beauty to someone special with this handmade sunflower vase.  It will make the perfect gift!

Pie Shakes By Tonia Larson

This build-your-own pie milkshake can be made with any kind of pie!  This is the best way to use up any leftover pie.  I know what you’re thinking….leftover pie?  Is that such a thing?  Maybe not always, hahaha!  These are the best way to beat the heat or to just enjoy a yummy Pie Shake.  Keep this recipe on hand for when you have an extra pie during the holidays!

Pie Shakes

Please come with me over to The Gunny Sack where you will find a variety of recipes for different flavors, along with a video with step-by-step directions in making the best pie shakes ever!  A big shout out to Tonia Larson for sharing this fun treat with us.

Thank you for stopping by!  I always love our creative time together.  Enjoy your upcoming week, and I will see you all back here next Saturday and I will have many more fun projects to share.

Hugs to all!


Freebie Friday with The Crafter’s Workshop

Hello Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here, to share an awesome Freebie Friday giveaway with you. This week our sponsor is, The Crafter’s Workshop. The Crafter’s Workshop is known for their amazing stencils by a great team of amazing designers.

Here’s what you need to know about The Crafter’s Workshop: The Crafter’s Workshop is a family-run, American-made Stencil company – creating gorgeous stencils for over 20 years. Their stencils are made of strong translucent plastic that allows you to use and love your favorite stencils for years and years.

The flower stencil used on this project is gorgeous! If you love scrapbooking with mixed media techniques, you’ll love this layout. The Crafter’s Workshop is graciously sending one lucky winner the following stencil pack. If you’d like a chance to win this awesome stencil prize pack, all you have to do is comment on this post before Thursday, September, 21st 2017 at 11:59 EST. Make sure you’re following The Crafter’s Workshop on social media:

Last week we had the awesome Felicity Jane Zoey kit up for grabs. I know you’re all waiting to hear who won this beautiful kit. Congratulations, Alicia!!! I can’t wait to see what you create with this gorgeous kit. Please email, Becki@scrapbook.com to claim your prize.

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

Thanks for stopping by for Freebie Friday with The Crafter’s Workshop. Don’t forget to leave a comment below  for your chance to win The Crafter’s Workshop prize pack. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.