Tip of the Day: Creating Vintage Decorative Tape from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Pauline, instructor with Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, shares a fun and simple way to add the look of vintage book text to your latest project.

The next time you attend a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, make sure to register for a Latest & Greatest workshop, where Pauline will definitely inspire your own creativity. You’ll be very happy you did because making projects with Pauline is truly a delightful experience!

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Tip of the Day: Letterpress Technique from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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The look of letterpress is so beautiful and is a great way to add style and interest to cards, layouts, and projects. But did you know you have the supplies on hand to quickly create your own letterpress look? LeAnn from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is here to share how very easy it is to create your own letterpress projects.

Thank you, LeAnn, for sharing this fun technique. Make sure to stop by Weekly Scrapper each Saturday when LeAnn shares a round-up of some of her favorite projects to provide pure crafting inspiration!

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Tip of the Day: Creating Texture Paste from Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

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Stamp & Scrapbook Expo‘s talented crafter, Lorraine, is here to show how to create your own texture paste with products you probably already have on hand. It’s a quick and simple process that gives you a great product to work with. Lorraine shares the recipe along with tips for working with your paste once it’s created.

Thank you, Lorraine, for sharing this fun tip! At each Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can find Lorraine in the Creativity Center helping scrappers learn new techniques and nurture their own creativity. She’d love you to stop by and say hello, grab a seat, and create a project with her!
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Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Do you like the summer heat or do you spend most of your time in the comforts of your cool, air-conditioned craft room? Either way, I hope that you are experiencing a wonderful summer day and now that you’ve arrived we can begin our creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Mixed Media Passport Mini Album By Pam Bray

You all know how much I appreciate a unique mini album and this one is no exception, even the book is handmade using Sizzix XL Passport Book Die. I’m thinking this is definitely one of those “need it in your life” dies. Think of all the possibilities! You can click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Sizzix site so you can order your own or if you happen to be at one of our Stamp & Scrapbook Expos, you might want to stop by and visit Maria B at the It’s Cheaper Than Therapy booth; she always has an amazing selection of Sizzix products.

You will find all kinds of inspiration from Pam Bray on her blog Scrapbook Flair. I hope that you’ve been inspired to get those precious photos off your phone and into a mini album. Have fun and stay crafty, my friends.

Just Breathe By Kim Van Diepen

In celebration of the beginning of summer, I thought you might enjoy this simple summer-themed card. What a perfect card to send someone that needs a little encouragement. Let’s face it – life can be hectic at times and we need to be reminded to take a deep breath and say out loud “This, too, shall pass.” I love the simple carefree feeling that this sweet card brings to the table and I’m sure the recipient will feel that way, too.

This is one of those cards that most people will leave out just because It makes them feel happy and loved. It brings me back to the beach on a beautiful summer day. I hope you’ve been inspired to send one of your handmade treasures to someone special today. Click HERE to stop by and spend some creative time with Kimberly; you’re sure to pick up some handy tips and techniques.

Stamped Sachets By Tamera

Do you use your die cuts on materials other than paper? I hope so! I love how Tamera created these adorable sachets using the Sizzix Alterations Postage Stamp Frame Die to cut out some muslin and linen.  Not to worry, if you don’t have a field of lavender to fill the sachets, you can use any store bought potpourri and or essential oils for your sachets. The lavender images were stamped on the fabric using distress paints. I love stamping on fabric – it’s another way to use our precious stamps and stencils. I am currently teaching a Make & Take at the Creativity Center where we stencil on a flour sack dish towel using archival inks and that class is such a hit! I hope you’ve been inspired to step outside the box and give this technique a try.

With a little help from our creative friend Tamera, you can have a set of these wonderfully fragrant sachets in no time. Wouldn’t these be perfect to put in your drawers,  in the linen closet, the car, or even if you need a little gift? Click HERE and I will take you over to Tamera’s blog Plays Well With Paper so you can follow along with the easy-to-follow instructions.

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon

There is nothing like salmon on the grill to kick off those summers BBQ’s. These take less than 30 minutes to make and you end up with such juicy, flaky, and flavorful salmon – everyone will be asking for seconds! What’s not to love?

If you’d like to give this world famous recipe a try, click here and I will be happy to take you over to Natasha’s Kitchen so you can print out the recipe.This is one of those delicious meals that will get you out of the kitchen (and back into your craft room where you belong) in no time! Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by; I always enjoy our creative time together! It’s show time for me and Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. The marathon of shows has begun and with 19 shows around the nation, the question is not what show you should attend, but rather how many shows you can attend! I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center and we’ll make something beautiful together. 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 these wonderful projects. Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post.

Saturdays With LeAnn

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Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper.  I am so excited to share some outstanding projects from a few wonderful and very crafty ladies.  Go grab your favorite drink, sit back, relax, and let’s get started into our creative world of crafting!

Love You Everyday By Jill Keller

If you are one that loves mixed media, then you’ll love the inspiration you will receive today from this beautiful layout.  I totally fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures, and the gorgeous colors that Jill used in her layout.  What a great way to complement her precious photo. For the background, Jill has added lots of watercolor, paste, and stitching mixed in with pretty elements of the collection.  She really draws your eyes into her image.

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What a beautiful way to preserve a special photo!  Jill also gives a perfect example of how to include the mixed media style without overpowering her precious photo.  I just love all the beautiful layering that Jill also achieved.  She really has the skills and techniques to give her layout a pop.  Her layout is a piece of art that is all about texture, techniqu,e and a great imagination.  A big shout out to Jill for an outstanding job on this layout!  I am sure you are curious about what products she used, so click here and I will take you on over to Pretty Little Studio where you can write them all down.  While you are there be sure to check out her other fabulous projects.  You are going to be so inspired!

Happy Birthday By Amy Sheffer

Giving money to someone special can be a great present, but wrapping it inside an adorable money holder birthday card makes it even better!  I don’t know about you, but there are so many times when I run out of gift ideas for what to get others, or I have those hard to shop for people on my list.  Sometimes it just works out to give them some cold hard cash.  Here is a fun trifold money holder card project that I think you will enjoy!

 

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Amy used bright colors, fun patterns, and gift shaker elements to give her card some fun appeal.  Shaker cards are so fun to make and very impressive to receive.

 

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Queen & Company has a new kit called Pretty Presents that is available in stores now.  So with that in mind, create a fun trifold money folder!  Let me escort you over to Queen & Co. where you will see how Amy put together her fun birthday card.  Be sure and see the other designs she made using the same supplies.  Have fun creating!

Mason Jar Gift By Tonia Larson

Make a special gift just by gathering some fun items and packaging them in pretty jars.  Need a gift for the breakfast lover on your list?  Give the gift of a good morning with a “Rise and Shine” mason jar gift filled with everything to make a delicious breakfast for two.  It will serve up plenty of smiles.

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Gifts in a Jar recipes are always so fun to make… and we all know mason mar gifts are always so fun to receive! Spoil your sweetheart, friends, family, or teachers this year with some sweet homemade gifts made with love.  Grab some mason jars and get started.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this fun gift?  For step-by-step directions, let me take you on over to The Gunny Sack where Tonia will walk you through on how to make your Rise and Shine gift.  Your imagination can run wild and I can’t wait to see some of the things you come up with!

Chocolate Turtle Brownies By  Christy Denney

Chocolate Turtle Brownies are a perfect brownie treat with nuts, topped with chocolate chips, and drizzled with caramel.  They make one amazing dessert!  You will love using this recipe for family treats or casual entertaining. Your guest will love these and I guarantee they won’t just eat one!

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Are you ready to make these for your fun summer outings?  Click here and I will be happy to take you on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything so you can print out the recipe and get started baking.  Enjoy!

Once again, thank you for taking some of your precious time out of your schedule to be with me today.  I hope you will be able to check out more on these fabulous projects and enjoy the inspiration of these individual blogs.  Have an amazing week ahead and I will see you back next Saturday.

Hugs to all,

LeAnn

 

Freebie Friday with Craft Fantastic

It’s FRIDAY!! I’m Becki Adams, your Freebie Friday hostess. Today I get to share another awesome giveaway to share with you. This week, Craft Fantastic is our sponsor. I’m sure most of you have met the Craft Fantastic team at one of our shows but if you haven’t here’s what you need to know: Established in 2008, Craft Fantastic is a craft supply company specializing in photo jewelry components to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings (and more) showcasing family photos, original artwork and Fantastic Art Images. We pride ourselves on providing thoughtfully curated, designed, easy to use contemporary craft products that bring out the artist in everyone. We know your memories are important to you. Let us help you turn them into timeless keepsakes!This prize package is a sampling of the newest designs added to the Craft Fantastic family of products! The winner will receive over $75 in trays, glass cabochons, images and findings! Enough to create 20 pendants! If you want to be entered for your chance to win this amazing prize all you need to do is comment on this post BEFORE June 29th, at 11:59pm EST. Yes, it’s that easy!Have you connected with Craft Fantastic on social media? If you haven’t you’ll want to do that today!

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Sign up to receive the Craft Fantastic monthly NEWSLETTER and have exclusive information regarding sales, discounts and product peeks delivered right to your inbox! Did you know that one lucky subscriber is randomly selected each month to receive a $100 shopping spree???!!! Sign up and see if next month’s winner is you!Love Craft Fantastic and want even more?! Every month Craft Fantastic puts together a special kit featuring your favorite pieces to create a beautiful jewelry ensemble at a significant discount! Visit the KIT-OF-THE-MONTH page in the Craft Fantastic shop to see the latest and greatest kit!Dallas/Ft. Worth Craft Fantastic Road Show Join Craft Fantastic August 5th, 2017 for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Road Show featuring 4 amazing workshops and a day filled with fun and creativity! Visit the ROAD SHOW section of the Craft Fantastic website for more details!

Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering who gets to take home the awesome watercolor prize from Melissa Frances. The lucky winner is…..

Congratulations Kim Martin, this awesome watercolor prize pack will be on your doorstep soon! 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 Craft Fantastic prize pack. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

Latest & Greatest Pocket Scrapbooking with Fancy Pants

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here to share pocket scrapbooking page that I created with products from the Latest & Greatest Stamping workshop. Last week, I shared a card that I created using products from the Fancy Pants Family & Co collection  (you can find that post HERE). For this week’s post I decided to create a pocket page layout using the same products. I used a lot of stamps from the Family & Co collection to create this layout, including the title and a few of the embellishments.

All of the patterned paper in this project came from the Family & Co 6×6 paper pad, tags, and 4×4 stamp set. I started this project by printing photos and cutting all the patterned paper cards to go in the pockets. The photos are printed in both black and white and color. I LOVED all the photos I took on this particular event and wanted to use them on this project but the two portrait photos were taken at night and the color was off. When I have photos that aren’t the best quality, I like to print them black and white instead of color. By printing the photos in black and white it makes it less noticeable that the photos are imperfect. The Family & Co.4×4 stamp set that attendee’s receive in the Latest & Greatest Stamping Workshop is adorable. I wanted to use it for more than just the title. By stamping with the star stamps on patterned paper and cutting them out I had the most adorable embellishments to go on my project! The finishing touches on this pocket page layout are a few enamel dots and a few buttons. The buttons and enamel dots added a bit of texture without making the cards too bulky. This Latest & Greatest: Stamping workshop featuring Fancy Pant’s Family & Co. collection will be taught at our shows in Chantilly, Duluth, Kansas City, Santa Clara, Edison, and Schaumburg. We would love to see you there!Thank you for stopping by for another edition of Inspiration Station. I’ll be here next Thursday with a video tutorial. I’ll see you then!