Freebie Friday with Lawn Fawn

Happy Friday friends, Becki here with an amazing Freebie Friday with Lawn Fawn giveaway. I have a feeling you will all be VERY excited about this!

Raise your hand if you’re a Lawn Fawn fan!! If you could see me right now, you would see me raising my hand and jumping up and down. Even though, I don’t consider myself to be an expert stamper. I adore Lawn Fawn products!! If you’re not familiar with Lawn Fawn, here’s what you need to know: Lawn Fawn is a crafting supply company that specializes in cute, fun, & quirky photopolymer clear stamps, dies, paper, ink, and twine! At Lawn Fawn, our goal is to inspire smiles and creativity in you!

Recently, a few of us from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team took a class from Lawn Fawn. It was SO much fun! We created a card similar to the one in the photo. We loved learning about Lawn Fawn and playing with their awesome new products.Lawn Fawn is graciously sending one lucky winner the following prize pack: Forest Feast stamps, Forest Feast dies, AND a Shadow Box Card dies. It’s the perfect prize pack for creating Fall/Thanksgiving cards. If you want a chance to win this awesome prize pack, leave a comment below before August 24th at 11:59pm EST. While you’re waiting to see if you’re the lucky winner, make sure you’re following Lawn Fawn on social media. They will provide you with endless inspiration!

Now, it’s time to let you all know who won the book “Memoir Your Way” from last week’s Freebie Friday. Congratulations….Amy, please email becki@scrapbookexpo.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 another Freebie Friday. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win the awesome prize pack from Lawn Fawn! I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

Scrapbooking with a 6×6 paper pads

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share a scrapbooking with 6×6 paper pad video and layout. Tomorrow is the day! I’ve been counting down the days to the Schaumburg show for weeks, and it’s finally here. At the Schaumburg show, I get to teach the two classes that I have been working on for months. Today, I’m telling you a little more about my Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 paper pads workshop as well as sharing another fun technique for scrapbooking with 6×6 paper pads. (This class is SOLD OUT in Schaumburg but will be available in Denver, Sacramento, and Ontario later this year.) In the Creative Scrapbooking with 6×6 paper pads workshop, I share my favorite tips, tricks, and techniques for creating layouts with 6×6 paper pads. At the end of the workshop, attendees go home with 3 finished layouts created with 6×6 paper pads. Today, I’m sharing a bonus technique in the form of a video. The video is available on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo YouTube channel.

In the video you saw that I created the scalloped border with a circle punch. This is a really easy and fun technique. It would also be a fun technique to do with squares or triangles to create a more masculine layout. I created this layout with the Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper. This collection is gorgeous but this technique can be used with any 6×6 paper pad. Around the edges of the layout, I added some machine stitching to make sure the scallops stayed in place. The We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy sewing machine is perfect for this technique because it stitches through several layers of paper. This layout was SO fun to create! What is your favorite technique for using 6×6 paper pads on your layouts? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing from you! Also, if you’re in the Schaumburg, Denver, Sacramento, or Ontario area, I’d love to meet you and have you in one of my workshops. You can find all the information HERE. Thank you for stopping by, I’ll see you at the Expo!

Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans: Tori Bissell

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Tori Bissell is a gal after my own heart – she LOVES to use patterned paper and lots of it! So I’m excited to introduce you to her today and share lots of her beautiful pages including a brand new one made just for her spotlight!

Name: Tori Bissell
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Blog: toribissell.com
Instagram: @tori_bissell
YouTube: Tori Bissell
Pinterest: @tori_bissell
Facebook: scrapyourscraps

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: Hi, my name is Tori. I love when my hands are covered in ink and my hair has sparkles in it. I love when my pockets are filled with buttons and my desk is sprinkled with sequins. I collect movie stubs, hotel keys, brochures, flyers, and recipes. I see colour everywhere and a world of inspiration. My fingers are itching to create and my camera is always at the ready. I am a maker, a creator, a designer, a dreamer, and an artist. I started scrapbooking almost 3 years ago. I had just returned from a year and a half of touring with the African Children’s Choir around North America and the UK and I had thousands of photos and piles of memorabilia I wanted to do something with. I started searching Pinterest for ideas when I stumbled upon Project Life and I was instantly hooked. Project Life seemed like the perfect way collect and document all my memories. As I dove deeper and deeper into Project Life, I began seeing scrapbook layouts which amazed me and I decided to give that a go. I fell head over heals in love with all things scrapbooking and paper crafting and even started a YouTube channel so I could share my projects. When I was finished scrapbooking my time with the African Children’s Choir I didn’t want to stop, so I just kept going. I discovered a passion I never knew I had and I guess as they say, the rest is history.

Favorite thing to create: I love creating 12×12 scrapbook layouts – especially if I can use scrap paper and my punches. Mixing patterned paper and adding adorable embellishments – does it get any better than that?

What do you love about this hobby? I love that scrapbooking gives me this creative outlet where I can put my heart on the page. I love that I can capture my memories and document them with pretty papers and pretty embellishments. And I LOVE the incredible scrapbooking community I’ve found online. As an extreme introvert, I don’t have a ton of friends but through scrapbooking I’ve met so many Incredible friends. I’m blown away by how supportive and encouraging complete strangers are and what incredible inspiration you can find online.

5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I almost exclusively use my hot glue gun as my adhesive.
2. I collect vintage cameras.
3. I’ve been to 21 different countries.
4. I’m allergic to kiwi. Who knew a fuzzy green fruit could be a death trap.
5. My favourite colours are pink, pink, and pink.

LOVE YOU by Tori Bissell

My grandma Pat has alzheimer’s; she doesn’t know who I am, she doesn’t know where she is, and she lives in a state of confusion – but she is the most happy, joyful, content person you will ever meet. She inspires me everyday! I thought it would be fun to create a page all about how she inspires me so I used my square punch to create 2″ squares and folded them to super cool exploding boxes – I love how much texture it adds to the page.

EVERYTHING by Tori Bissell

When my grandpa passed away this year there were just so many emotions swelling up within me I wanted to find a way to document how much he meant to me. I found this incredible stamp by Wild Whisper which said “Everything I am you helped me to be” and it was exactly what I wanted to say. While I miss him terribly, creating this layout gave me the perfect way to put all those thoughts and emotions down.

HAPPY HEART by Tori Bissell

I absolutely love playing with my scrap paper and my punches – one day I got this great idea to punch out hundreds of tiny hearts and make a layout. I love the way the tiny hearts layered to create my own custom patterned paper background and of course hearts were the perfect way to document my aunt’s wedding.

JOSHY by Tori Bissell

One of my favourite people in the whole world is my older brother Josh (aka Joshy). When I found this older photo of him as a little boy, I knew I wanted to scrapbook about how he will always be my Joshy. I was absolutely inspired by the fall colours in the photo to make this giant pile of leaves using my scraps.

DECEMBER DAILY 2015 COVER by Tori Bissell

As you can probably tell, embellishments are one of my favourite things in the whole world! For my 2015 December Daily Album I decided to create this really fun project by making a deer head out of all my favourite embellishments. I love how bright, textured, and detailed he turned out.

I hope you are inspired to try using up some scraps like Tori has done on so many of her amazing projects!

What’s Hot On The Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Show Floor

Hello my crafty friends, I know it’s not Sunday, which is when you are used to seeing my posts. I also have the privilege of sharing with you what’s hot on the show floor at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Many of you know that I have a special place in my crafty heart for Heartfelt Creations. They have been a constant source of inspiration to many paper crafters throughout the years.

Today I will be sharing two new holiday lines by Heartfelt Creations and I hope you are as inspired as I am to get those holiday crafts started.  To be totally honest I had planned on posting this article in July but with our marathon of shows and the Winter’s Eve Collection just becoming available on August 9th, it turned into Christmas in August. What’s a few weeks amongst friends, right?  We still need to get a head start on our holiday projects and who better to inspire us than Heartfelt Creations?

Due to their popularity, I thought you might enjoy seeing a few projects using their new holiday lines Festive Holly and Winters Eve,

Who wouldn’t love to receive a gorgeous mini album filled with priceless memories?  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Heartfelt Creation Blog where Anita Kejriwal shares step-by-step instructions on how easily this adorable album comes together using the new Festive Holly & Cardinal Collection.

Here’s a peek at some of the inside pages; they are too cute!

Here are two gorgeous cards created using the Winters Eve Collection. I absolutely love the dimensional flowers on these sweet cards.

I instantly fell in love with the window die that Emma Lou used to create this adorable winter-themed card. It’s on my “must have” list when I get to our New Jersey show next week. Be sure to check out the video that Emma Lou has prepared, you’re going to love it.

 

On the outside chance that you are new to the wonderful world of Heartfelt Creations, I want you to know about their amazing Gallery as well as Emma Lou’s videos. You will never be left without direction or inspiration as there are 100’s of videos and samples to guide you through each project step-by-step.

I hope you’ve been inspired to get a head start on those Christmas projects. This is the year that you are in total control, I have faith in you.  Your cards and tags will be complete weeks before the holiday, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy time with your family and friends.


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

Our next show is this week in Schaumburg, IL on August 18th-19th. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be teaching three “Latest & Greatest” workshops at this show: Card Making, Cool Tools, and Stamping. We have lots of great products from some awesome manufacturers in these classes, and today I am going to be working with products from our Stamping workshop: Echo Park Paper Co.‘s A2 Background Stamp.

I received the Constellation Love Background stamp:

The stamp size is 4 1/2 x 5 3/4″, so the image will cover your entire A2 card if you want it to and it is super adorable!

With it, I created this card:


I stamped the background on paper from Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss collection (a product from our Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop), and colored the heart, diamond, and arrow images with a slightly darker pink colored pencil to highlight them.


I just love this stamp! I can see using it on so many different type of projects.

This Latest & Greatest: Card Making workshop featuring Echo Park Paper Co.’s A2 Background Stamp will be ending in Schaumburg. We will have a whole new lineup of products for all of our classes starting in Marlborough, MA on September 8th & 9th.

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

Saturdays With LeAnn

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Hello my dear friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects that I have gathered to share with you?  I hope today’s post will give you some great “WOW” inspiration from these fun projects (and of course a yummy dessert)!  Shall we get started?  Kick off those shoes, get comfortable, and relax, because here we go!

Dream By Tina Stepanova

You all know by now how much I love creative backgrounds, and an inked mixed media background is one of my favorites.  The combination of embossing powders, inks, and sprays really make a gorgeous background.  Some stamped images in the background really turns this into a beautiful masterpiece.  Think of all the possibilities you can do to create beautiful backgrounds!

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You will find all kinds of inspiration from Tina Stepanova on her blog Dare To Create.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her blog where you will find all kinds of inspiration.  The most important thing is to have fun when creating your backgrounds and layouts. Ok, now let’s get those creative minds to working!  Happy scrappin’!

Carousel Card By Kathy Clement

Did this whimsical card catch your eye as it did mine?  You can make this darling card for a very special occasion.  Choose unique papers and embellishments to design a card that is just perfect for that special person.   Kathy took it a step further and made it function as a mini folio.  This alone makes a perfect gift for any occasion.  Who wouldn’t love and appreciate receiving this beautiful card full of surprises and all the love that went into making it?!

Carousel Card

This is just a sneak peak of what you will see inside. Remove the little brown binder clip, and you will find that the front cover is just the beginning.   You just wait, you will totally love this card and will be anxious to make your own!

 

Carousel Card

Kathy created this fun tri-fold design using the Imagine Collection Kit from Authentique.  Are you dying right now to see how Kathy created this gorgeous card?  I am going to take you over to  Authentique’s blog where Kathy shows you every surprise she has created. On top of that, as an added bonus for you, Kathy also has a full step-by-step video tutorial.  You are going to love this project and I hope you will give this one a try.  You will certainly be inspired by Kathy.  Have fun creating, my crafty friends!

Quilt-Inspired Window By Allison Murray

Clear glass doesn’t coordinate with messy shelves!  Ready to hide away your mess, or just add some personality to the window panes on your cabinet?  You don’t need to get rid of that cabinet you are tired of, or even paint it to make it look different.  This is a perfect solution to give your cabinet a totally new look. I just fell in love with how covering the window panes with scrapbook paper brought so much charm to this piece of furniture.   Who would have ever thought to use scrapbook paper this way?

Quilt-Inspired Window

If you fell in love with this stunning cabinet and don’t have one in your home (but wished you did), visit one of your favorite thrift stores or a garage sale.  It is surprising what is available out there. Always remember that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!  A little distressing, along with adding some fun scrapbooking paper to the window panes, will give you a beautiful piece of furniture for your home.  Let me escort you on over to Dream A Little Bigger where Allison will show you just how she covered her windows and made her cabinet so charming.  Can’t you just see this attractive piece in your home?

Peach Pie Cookies By Vera Zecevic

This cookie is the best of summer in a bite!  The taste of a pie but in the size of a cookie; you are going to fall in love with these scrumptious baked treats!  Peach Pie Cookies bring you the best of both worlds, the deliciousness of traditional peach pie with the convenience of a cookie – no fork required!  I promise you can’t eat just one or two!

Peach Pie Cookies

Make an extra batch and freeze them for cold winter evenings where all you want to think about is summer!  Peach Pie cookies are delicious no matter what the season is!  You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.  Click here and I will escort you on over to one of my favorite food blogs “Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts.”  I have to say that this will become one of your favorites as well.  You will love all of the wonderful desserts and recipes that Vera has to share!

I want to thank all of the fabulous designers for sharing such wonderful inspiration with us today.  Have a fabulous week ahead, and I hope to see you all back here next Saturday with more fun projects!  I always enjoy our crafty time together!

~LeAnn~

 

Freebie Friday with Memoir Your Way

Happy Friday Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another amazing giveaway. This time, I have something a little different that I’m really excited about. (Honestly, I wish that I could be eligible to win this prize.) This week we have a great book to share with you. Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story Through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More is a fabulous new book.Here’s what you need to know about this book: Be inspired with this book for crafty people! Memoir Your Way: Tell Your Story Through Writing, Recipes, Quilts, Graphic Novels, and More is full of ideas for capturing meaningful moments, people, and places in our lives. The chapter titled “Reinvent Your Scrapbook” shows how to experiment with fun flaps, folds, pockets, and pull-outs to add stories to your pages. Why not use ideas from the food chapter to make a cookbook scrapbook that tells the stories behind each recipe? Or a fabric scrapbook that draws inspiration from the quilting chapter? The possibilities are endless! The book even includes chapters on nurturing children as storytellers, writing personal and family stories in a graphic novel format, and other memoir-related topics. The book’s six authors call themselves The Memoir Roundtable and include a writer, scrapbooker, cookbook editor, quilter, literacy expert, and graphic novelist.  In this example by co-author Katherine Nutt from the scrapbook chapter, the “cheese chest” opens to reveal a nonsense question-and-answer-game that her grandmother played with her.Here’s the story of a bear’s unexpected visit to a campsite (with moveable magnet character).This scrapbook keepsake for a favorite aunt highlights some special memories with her.

Learn more about Memoir Your Way and the Memoir Roundtable on Social Media:

If you’d like to win a free copy of this book all you have to do is leave a comment below before Thursday, August, 17th 2017 at 11:59 EST.

Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering who won last week’s giveaway from Dare 2B Artzy. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. The winner is…..Congratulations, Regina!! Please email becki@scrapbookexpo.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 another Freebie Friday. Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you want a chance to win a copy of Memoir Your Way. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.