Freebie Friday with Crafter Depot

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here. I’m thrilled to be the new Freebie Friday hostess here on the Weekly Scrapper blog. Today I have a prize pack from Crafter Depot.

If you haven’t heard of Crafter Depot, here’s what you need to know: Crafter Depot™ is a family-owned purveyor of the highest quality crafting products for creative, demanding and fully engaged crafters like you! Everything we do is focused on our customers’ needs and expectations.  We are crafters, too, and our growing collection of top-tier products is selected with thought and knowledge by crafters for crafters.  Whether you’re a “newby” or a veteran crafter, we’re here to provide a welcoming, educational and supportive virtual crafting community.  Our goal is to provide the highest level of customer experience in the industry. Period. If you’re not thrilled, we’re not happy.

Crafter Depot is generously giving away a vinyl prize pack valued at $24.95. One lucky winner will get 32 sheets of vinyl, each sheet is a different color. Raise your hand if you LOVE playing with vinyl. I know I do! Just seeing all these colors of vinyl makes my head start spinning with ideas. Crafter Depot also has amazing inspiration and ideas on their website. If you’d like to win this awesome prize, simply leave a comment on this post before Thursday, April 27th, midnight EST.

If you’re attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, make sure you stop by the Crafter Depot booth. I know I can’t wait to see what they have to offer in their booth. You can also connect with Crafter Depot on Facebook and Instagram.

Last week our Freebie Friday giveaway was a $25 gift code from Sunny Studio Stamps. The winner of  the Sunny Studios Prize is…..Katie Bolinger!!!Congratulations, Katie! Please email becki@scrapbookexpo.com so we can send that $25 gift code to you.

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 vinyl prize pack from Crafter Depot. I’ll be back next Friday to announce the winner AND I’ll have another awesome prize up for grabs.

 

Simple Summer Layout with Process Video

Hey there Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friends and fans, Becki here with another edition of Inspiration Station. This week I have a fun Summer layout to share with you. Even though we’re still waiting for warmer weather here in Idaho, I know that Summer is right around the corner because the snow is finally GONE. I chose to work with the brand new Summer Fun collection from Echo Park Paper.This collection has such an awesome color palette. My favorite thing about this collection is the pop of black that’s found throughout the collection. Typically black isn’t a color I think of when I think of a Summer color palette. I think the pop of black makes this collection shine!This is a very simple layout that features 3 photos telling the story of my nephew eating raspberries out of Grandma’s garden. I print my photos at home so I was able to print the two photos of my nephew larger than the photo of the raspberries. Although the photo of the raspberries tells the story and is an important part of the layout, I wanted the focus of the layout to be on the photos of my nephew.

Because this layout is on the simple side, I wanted to add a few special unique touches. My favorite detail of this layout is the hand stitching on the title. I love the added texture it gives to the title. It makes the title shine a little bit more than it would have had I not stitched the letters in place. Stitching the letters into place was actually an after-thought. I was almost finished with the layout before I decided to add that special finishing touch of hand stitching.You can see how this entire layout came together in the process video over on my YouTube channel.

You might want to find the Summer Fun collection by Echo Park paper so you’ll be ready to document all of your Summer memories. Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you again next Thursday with another fun video.

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Exploding Box Mini Album

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I recently taught a class in Prague and together we made exploding box mini albums! I filmed the process so you can make one, too!

This kind of album is so fun to open and flip through – all of the interactive elements, pockets, and dimension work together to make it a box of joy!
Since there is so much space you can really add on and layer the embellishments more than usual to make it chunky – I love all the lumps and bumps! 🙂
I made my album about things I love using mostly 2″ square Instagram photos.
Everything you see (except small things like staples, baker’s twine, and the journaling pen) are from my Oh My Heart collection with Pink Paislee.
I had a few extra photos so I made a pocket to store them.
Best of all, it came together FAST!
Here is the start-to-finish tutorial showing exactly how you make one of these!


I would looooooove to see if you make one; add your link in the comments below!

Latest & Greatest: Stamping with Neat & Tangled


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

Our next show is this week in Milwaukee, WI on April 21st-April 22nd! 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 a stamps from our Stamping workshop: Neat & Tangled‘s Hand Stitched stamp set.


With it, I created this card:


I created a little hoop shaker shape using the Nice and Neat Hoop Die, paper and stickers from PHOTOPLAY‘s About a Little Girl collection, an acrylic sheet, Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix, and foam adhesive.


I used the Hand Stitched stamp set to stamp my sentiment banner and flowers.


I colored the flowers with colored pencils and cut them out using the Hand Stitched Nice and Neat Dies.


This Stamping workshop featuring Neat & Tangled’s Hand Stitched stamp set will also be taught at our shows in Orlando FL, and Puyallup WA. We hope you can come join us at one of these shows. We would love to see you there!

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

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Tip of the Day: Tips and Tricks for Sparkle Glitter Pens from Crafter’s Companion

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Michelle Peard, Education Specialist for Crafter’s Companion, shares some tips for using those fabulous Sparkle Glitter pens. Learn how to use them to your best advantage in your next coloring project; you’ll be glad you did!

Visit crafterscompanion.com for all their products and a gallery of inspiration!
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Freebie Friday – Sunny Studio Stamps Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! My wish for you for today is that you get to spend the day with family, friends, and people you love and cherish!

This week I have the privilege of sharing with you projects from Sunny Studio Stamps! The owner and designer at this wonderful company is Mendi Yoshikawa. I have been following Mendi for years so when she started Sunny Studio Stamps and I started to see even more projects created by her, it made my day. I am constantly amazed at her incredible creativity and coloring skills!

Sunny Studio Stamps has a new release that went live earlier today. You can see the new products here: https://sunnystudiostamps.com/collections/new-arrivals  And guess what? Sunny Studio Stamps is having a 10% off sale using the code “SUMMER10” through Monday, April 17th at 11:59 pm PST. Woot! Woot! Visit their store here: https://sunnystudiostamps.com/

Mendi created a series of cards using products from the release.

A Bird's Life Triple Branch Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Magical Mermaid 3 Girls Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Oceans of Joy Birthday Fishes Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Pirate Pals 3 Barrells Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Two Scoops Rainbow Sherbet Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

These cards make me happy! I hope you like them as well.

 

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Mendi would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at the Sunny Studio Stamps online store.

Sunny Studio $25 Giveaway

Learn more about Sunny Studio Stamps:

For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Sunny Stamps Studios online store, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, April 20th. Good luck!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a copy of CardMaps Vol.5.

The winner is …Kathy Marshall!

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Congratulations Kathy! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

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

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Sunny Studio Stamps online store, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen