Freebie Friday – Happy New Year!


Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy New Year! We are starting off 2016 with a post that shares some of our most popular blog posts from 2016. This is part of a new feature on the blog this year. On a monthly basis I will be creating a blog post that shares your favorite Stamp & Scrapbook Expo posts from the blog, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. For these posts, I will be giving away admission passes to the 2016 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo event of your choice. I am very excited to have the chance to share these great projects with you!

Ready? Set! Here we go …

We start off with a Tip of the Day video on Little B’s Perfect Positioner.


Next up is Danielle Flanders blog post on Adding Unexpected Dimension to Cards. In this blog post, Danielle shows exactly how she created the wonderful dimension on these cards.

Butterfly Cards by Danielle Flanders

In this next Tip of the Day video, Richard Garay with Spellbinders Paper Arts shares a great tip on how to create a beautiful letter press finish using your brayer and embossing folders.


Do you have lots of scraps you would like to use up instead of discard? Danielle Flanders uses her scraps to create beautiful cards in her blog post on how to Use Up Those Extra Patterned Paper Scraps.

Quilt cards by Danielle Flanders


The last post to share with you today is another Tip of the Day video. In this video, Fran Seiford from Stampendous shows how to take doodling to the next level and create your own art by using some very cool metal stencils from Dreamweaver.


And, don’t forget that each week I write a Freebie Friday blog post where you can learn about new products and enter into giveaways from all of our fabulous partners and sponsors!

I hope you have enjoyed this walk down memory lane as I shared a few of your favorite Weekly Scrapper blog posts from 2015.

This week’s Freebie Friday giveaway is a set of two admission passes to the 2016 Scrapbook Expo of your choice.  To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post!  Good luck!

Stamp & Scrapbook ExpoFree Admission Card 2016


The Freebie Friday post for the last two weeks was sponsored by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on the blog post! The giveaway was for two sets of two admission passes to the 2016 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of your choice!

The winners are ..

Pam SSBE tickets


Congratulations Pam and Betsy! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘SSBE Admission Passes prize winner ’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week! Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … for your chance to win two admission passes to the 2016 Scrapbook Expo of your choice, leave a comment on this blog post. This giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, January 7th.

Remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, InstagramFacebook.and on theScrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing inspiration.

~ Jen

160 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – Happy New Year!

  1. Tracy says:

    Great videos! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend Ü Thanks for the sharing and also for the chance to go the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo! Have a safe and Happy New Year!

  2. Debbie says:

    Would love to win and take my daughter! We have gone to the Scrapbook Expo in Denver since it started there. Even my granddaughter went once! Love Dave and Betty!!

  3. Sarah Saghafi says:

    Thank you for all the work you do to provide this blog. I’m looking forward to attend the expo in St. Paul, MN.

  4. Ida Thibodeau says:

    I’ve tried some of these tips. I look forward to these emails. I’m retired and am on a fixed income and many of the ideas use the supplies I already have in my stash. Thanks for all the helpful tips. Ida

  5. Loretta Lindsey says:

    Denver CO Expo has been my one time experience at the EXPO. Looking forward to going again, with a friend. Tickets would be great! I very much enjoyed the Freebie Friday post this week and love the idea of re-learning some of those tips I’ve let slip through my fingers! I loved all the posts today, but my favorite were the three dimensional cards, so simple to do but I never would have thought of it. It makes some beautiful creations.

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome tips today! Thanks for the videos!
    I would love to take my friend Laura to the Scrapbook Expo in Sacramento!

  7. Vicki says:

    I love going to Expo and usually take several classes. We are lucky in Southern California to usually have Anaheim, San Diego, and Ontario happening at different times of the year and all within driving distance!

  8. Carey Nusbaum says:

    Thanks for sharing those videos again that share amazing tips and tricks! I would be attending the Scrapbook Expo in Akron, Ohio with my Mom! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. Robyn Crowningshield says:

    We went to our first Scrapbook Expo last year in Mass………..OMG, like a kid in a candy store!!! Need to take more $$$$. Thank you for all the tips and a chance to win tickets!

  10. Kimberly says:

    I’ve just started scrapbooking and I’m getting completely obsessed. I haven’t been to an expo yet so I can’t wait to get to one.

  11. Simone says:

    I will love to win and go in Orlando -FL to the expo 2016 with my friend Siara. She never been to the expo. I hope l can win and take her.

  12. Kelly says:

    Great video and always nice to learn a new skill to make layouts more interesting. Hoping to attend the expo for the 1st time in Schaumburg in 2016 to take this scrapbook newbie to the next level!

  13. Sonia Coursey says:

    Thank you for the Weekly Scrapper, would love free tickets, especially since I may not be participating in as many workshops this year. Cool Tools Workshop, Rocks!

  14. Rubina Pantoja says:

    Would love to attend the very first one for 2016 in Grapevine, Texas. It would be a wonderful surprise for my very crafty friend, Sylvia!

  15. barb macaskill says:

    Would love to attend a workshop with my dearest friend, Kathy! She is the sister of my heart and going away together would be an awesome treat for us! No hubbies, kids or grandkids! WOOO HOOO! Thanks for the chance to dream!

  16. Brenda Sedlock says:

    I absolutely love the Butterfly Card. I posted it on my Facebook page It was so exciting to follow the instruction. Love this new site. I would love to go to Irlando Florida with my daughter.

  17. Jen says:

    Expo is my favorite time of the year! Its like Christmas all over again. New techniques and reminders of the oldie but goodies, new stamps, embossing folders and equipment galore! Can’t wait for Santa Clara/San Jose expo to come around again.

  18. Norma Nakata says:

    I’m anxiously waiting for this year’s expos. I’m going to attend at least two (in California) this year and would love to win tickets for me and my friends!

  19. Karan says:

    Can’t wait to go again. I love the classes and the the time to craft with friends. I love to see all the goodies others have bought and share what caught my eye or was on my shopping list. Great time for all!

  20. Karrie Martin says:

    Took two Disney trips in 2015. Need to go and collect things for a couple of Disney albums!!

  21. Dametria says:

    I attended an expo two years back in Ontario and it was so much fun. I just had a baby girl 7 weeks ago and I cant wait to start scrapbooking her life.

  22. Tracy P. says:

    Can’t wait for the 2016 Expo at Somerset, NJ! Thanks for the great videos and the chance to win! Happy New Year!

  23. Francis says:

    Would love to go to the Anaheim Expo. Went last year with my daughters. It was great, bought lots of stuff. This year hoping to sign up for some classes.

  24. Evelyn Becker says:

    I attended my first expo last year in Sacramento. Looking forward to the Pleasanton expo in March.

  25. Kathie Kaslow says:

    Lived in SF Area & used to go to Pleasanton, Sacramento and Santa Clara -living in FL, I worked with a vendor at Orlando – now live in Reno & do the bus trip with my local scrapbooking store to Sacramento. Love Expo!! Would love to win Sacramento so I could hang with my BFF who would drive up from San Fran to meet me. Tks.

  26. candy says:

    My friends and I love going to the Expo and look forward to it every year. Thanks for the opportunity to get free passes.

  27. Jennifer N. says:

    Looking forward to possibly attending the show in NJ this summer. I am finally getting back into my crafting and making new things after a couple of years of being unable to create.

  28. Kassi Ruth says:

    Ooohhh last year was supposed to be my first year but unfortunately my mother passed away the day before the Expo. I am soo looking forward to this years, I just wish my mom was here to go with me. I am hoping to meet crafty like minded people so that I can craft with others. I don’t have anyone to craft with soo fingers crossed

  29. Carla Cruz says:

    For a newbie like me im so thankful for all the tips you have here. I love the crafting community …everyone is so helpful too.

  30. Angie says:

    If I win I would give the tickets to my mom so she and a friend could go to the Anaheim or Ontario show!!!

  31. Mercedes Perkins says:

    I would love to go to a Scrapbook Expo. I have never been to one. I have so much crafting stuff I need to get more layout ideas and page set ups with decorations. Please pick me as the winner. Thank you.

  32. Karen says:

    2015 was my first Expo with my friend Heidi. We had so much fun! Can’t wait to go again this year in St Paul. Tickets would be a welcome win! I hope we win this! Thank you!

  33. Karen Norris says:

    My sister and I go to the Expo in Grapevine TX every year. It would be great to win the tickets! Thanks!

  34. Teresa Thompson says:

    I would love to be able to go to the Grapevine, Texas Expo. My sister and I went last year and had a blast. I need to go and look for supplies for two scrapbooks I need to make soon for pictures being taken this week. My son and a group of other college students are in Honduras on a mission trip. They all work at Camp Deer Run in Winnsboro, Texas. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Good luck everyone!

  35. Monica Baker says:

    Would love to win a pair and surprise my sister 🙂 so we could attend the expo in Kansas City.

  36. Jody says:

    Had a lot of fun in Akron last year. Looking forward to going again this year. Free tickets – even more amazing.

  37. MaryC says:

    I’ve been to the Orlando Expo for several years..wouldn’t miss it! Free tickets would make it even sweeter!!

  38. Regina says:

    I would love to attend an expo event neat Marietta, GA! I’m kinda obsessed with crafting with my sisters!

  39. Melanie H says:

    I can’t wait until the Expo in Schaumburg! My friends and I had a blast there last year! We’ve even found more people to come with us this year 😉

  40. Jessie Wasser says:

    I live in California and my dream is to attend every expo in this state in one year. I always attend Anaheim and Ontario.

  41. Lynn says:

    Attended last year with my Mother-in-law, – great bonding experience! We had a great time and are now doing some crafting together! Hope we can go again in 2016!!

  42. Carolyn Biagi says:

    I had the pleasure of being at the Orlando show last year! WHAT A BLAST!!! I can not wait for June to get here. Saving my nickels and dimes starting now in Jan. (You know I could not save before because I had to have a good Christmas.) The group of women I was with laughed the whole time we were there. I met so many of the venders and bought tons. Loved the classes. It is the best of the best. Thank you for the chance to win. Hope to see you there.

  43. Kasima says:

    I’d love tickets to the Chantilly, VA Expo! Last year was my first year ever, and I can’t wait for another!

  44. Diana Rodriguez says:

    Love the Expo! I am lucky enough to live in California. So I usually attend Anaheim with my granddaughter and Ontario with my DIL. I enjoy both, one more so for the make and takes and the other for the classes.

  45. Jeanne Volmer says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful tips and the chance to win great prizes. Last year I attended two Expos in Milwaukee and Schaumburg. I enjoyed both of them!

  46. Angie says:

    Oh how I’d like to attend the Shamburg show! Milwaukee April 2015 was my last. It’s a drive from Iowa but what a treat!

  47. Kristine Mylett says:

    I love Expo!! Been every year for the last 6. Can’t go this year unless I win somehow. Orlando here I come!

  48. Lynn says:

    Have truly enjoyed time with my friend Mindy at the last two Expos at Chantilly! Would love to surprise her with a free ticket this year!

  49. Liz Greene says:

    I always wanted to go to a scrapbooking Expo. I really hope I win so that I can attend. Thank you all for the opportunity

  50. Lees Miner says:

    I love the quilt square card. Gives me inspiration for my card making efforts.
    Thanks for sharing.

  51. Flora says:

    I heard so many good and fun things about Scrapbook Expo and can’t wait to go for my 1st one! I will love to go to visit the one in Akron, OH since that will be the closest to me! I can’t wait to make the plans for this Sept 🙂

  52. Denise Lopez-Gill says:

    Went to Schaumburg Expo last year and so glad they listened to attendees suggestions. I can’t wait to go back this year. Been attending since before Expo came to St. Charles area before now Schaumburg switch. Love learning new skills at the Expo

  53. Crystal says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your ideas. I find it difficult to come up with ideas and your videos inspire me.

  54. Vee says:

    i think i have watched almost all of these videos on your vimeo channel. love the tips and please keep the coming. would love to win the prize.

  55. Mindy Seelentag says:

    I would love to win. I had the best time over the summer at my first expo and can’t wait to go back.

  56. Paula says:

    Love these tips & ideas? Would love to win entry to the Schaumburg Expo! It’s an outing my daughter and I look forward to every year!

  57. Lei-Ann says:

    I’ve never been to a scrapbook expo outside of MI. It would be a nice treat to experience one out of state and get some time away from being a mommy! Love the tips on this page!

  58. Sue Kern says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve done scrapbooking. Would love to attend the St Paul, MN event and see what’s new!

  59. Lucille mcMullen says:

    Looking forward to attending for first time in April. Four hour drive but will spend the night. Good mini vacation.

  60. Rhonda says:

    Have gone to the milwaukee one for several years and love it! Free tickets would make it even better!

  61. Paula says:

    I love the demonstrations on this blog. I would love to win the tickets for Friday’s entry for the EXPO in Pleasanton CA.

  62. Robin Dennis says:

    I would love to go to the San Diego Expo woth my daughter. I really enjoy all the tips and ideas on the blogs.

  63. Adele Singer says:

    Love the weekly scrapper!! I always get such unique ideas to use in my craft projects!! I’m looking forward to the Anaheim Expo!!

  64. Jill F says:

    I have never been to a stamp/scrapbook convention. I am thinking of attending the expo in Marlborough, MA.

  65. Carey Nusbaum says:

    I would attend Akron, OH. I would take my mom Bev Million. Thanks for the opportunity to win tickets!

  66. Jaren BeAbout says:

    Love the idea on using scraps to make cards. Attended my first Scrapbook Expo last year in Grapevine, TX. Mega make & take was awesome!

  67. Karen Page says:

    I attend the Expo in Duluth GA every year. I’ve been going for about 8 years now, and its always a ton of fun!

  68. Dametria says:

    I just had a baby 2 months ago and I would love to scrapbook her life. I would love to win passes to one of the socal events.

  69. Stacy LeBlanc says:

    Can I Say Organize??!!! The planner is adorable and I would love to see it in action. How can I get one and start this new year off with a Colorful Bang?

  70. Sarah Saghafi says:

    I attend many events in the Twin Cities. I want a simple, fun way of capturing the memories but i don’t have the patience or time to make a traditional scrapbook. This looks fun!

  71. Jan Swisher says:

    Just started card making, so I would to be taught the techniques that I see on the various blogs! Would love to attend an Expo near me.

  72. Jo says:

    Scrapbook expo is my happy place. I am so excited for Anaheim, I will be at Ontario too. Love the whole expo gang.

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