Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Good morning, afternoon or evening! I'm writing this before 7 a.m. Just wanted to show off some of the projects we've been busy creating. The cool "Surfing" layout was made by Lisa. Makes me want to Hang 10! Marilea made the Easter bunny card and the Knit Happens card for our free Monday Make-n-Takes. The Knit Happens card came in handy for Marilea and I this week when one of our sister's water pipes broke. We sent her a little surprise inside the card to help ease the pain. I've had fun making a CD folder book using one of the new lines of Reminisce paper.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Starting Monday, March 24th you will receive a voucher for a FREE cup of delicous coffee from our neighbors, Port City Java with any purchase from Scrap-n-Stamp. The offer is for a limited time... so please stop by, browse, shop and then relax over a cup a coffee.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Ms. Becky (a.k.a Scrap -n- Stamp's VP of Marketing, a.k.a Ms. Norris as her 2nd grade class calls her, a.k.a "Rebecca" as her hubby calls her...she's got lots of identities). I have had the privilege of knowing Becky the last 1 1/2 years. Instantly, we hit it off. Becky has brought so much to me and my family (and of course the store) but besides all the store "stuff" she is truly a special person. She gives 110% in everything she does. She lives life at it's fullest and is one of the most giving people I have ever met. I know I'm totally bragging, but this is the truth. Thank you Becky for all that you have done for me and my family. I love you and I'm so happy you "nag" me (just kidding, it's not nagging...I love it!)Speaking of awesome people, today is a VERY special day for my family. My husband Glen is turning the BIG 40 today (I'm sure he'll be glad that I've just announced it). I do want everyone to know how lucky I have been to be married to such a wonderful man. He has been the "core" of our family. Glen turning 40 is a huge milestone for several reasons. One, he has accomplished so much in his 40 years than most people could dream of. Turning 40 for Glen is going to be a day of reflecting back at what he has done...and that alone is a gift in itself. Second, he is the man that has brought so much love and passion into my life. I consider him to be one of the best husbands around...he cooks, he cleans, he gets involved with the kids, he does the laundry, the dishes, everything...I could go on! He is truly my soul mate. Third, as for being a father, he is also one of the very best "Daddy's" ever. No matter what kind of a day he is having or how busy he is with work, he is 110% involved with our kids and their activities. He coaches, he's a cub scout leader and he sits on several board groups. He makes it clear to us that we are his priority and will not let anyone take what he treasures the most in life. Glen, if you're reading this...Happy Birthday honey and we love you "always, always...forever!"
Happy 40th Birthday Daddy!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, Ms. Debbie had her Asian Card class (it always fills up so quickly.) Here's a quick preview of just a few of her cards...and don't worry, if you missed it this time around, we'll have another class at the end of May.
My girlfriend Christine (http://www.christinescookies.net/) was the one that made all my crown cookies for our 1 year Anniversary sale. Well, for St. Patricks Day she made more cookies (bigger and very decorative) and I had them for sale at the store...they sold out fast! I just got a fresh batch of Easter/Spring cookies...and boy, I can smell them...yummy! (I'll take some pictures and post it tomorrow.
On Sunday, the Scrap -n- Stamp Crew all got together as we were very honored to have KLO Oxford with Pazzles come to our store and train us on some new techniques with the Pazzle Pro and the NEW Inspiration. She was down here for the Pleasanton Expo and we asked her to come to our store! It was like meeting a STAR. (A famous star in our eyes...she's one of the top designer for Pazzles and you'll start seeing her on TV very soon! Check out Klo's BLOG too. We also had a chance to network with are good friend Rachelle (with 2 Daisy's Designs)...she's a crazy nut just like we are (hey Rachelle...if you're reading this...was that two "softballs?" -heehee, inside joke...)! Thanks Klo...we had a blast!
Keep your eyes opened...our April/May class schedule should be out soon. Coming this weekend, sign up for our Birthday Explosion Box taught by Ms. Jen (that's her picture below with her puppy...well, not actually a puppy huh ;-) Check out our website for a picture of what you'll be making...
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Pazzle! And those that know us at Scrap -n- Stamp know that we are a HUGE fan of The Pazzle Machine...since we do have the production machine by them (The "Pro"), and we love it.
Long story short, the Inspiration is the "home" system of a "real" die cutting system. No cartridges, no limits...just a very smart system. You can download any fonts (not just true fonts, any fonts) ...cliparts and anything that you want to scan or customize, it will cut it out, it's awesome. Well, they were selling it for $549.50 (I think) and suggested price is really $599.00. It's not being released until 3/15 (in a few days) but they already started promoting it. So my point here is, if you missed it...and want to get this awesome machine, WE can get it for you and we'll even match HSN pricing (which is typically hard for us "small" stores to match those "big" guys. But because we love it and have the extensive knowledge with our system...we want to support you when you get yours. So if you're reading this and want one...call us and pass on the message. I can go on and on forever about the Pazzle Machine!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
And don't forget about St Patricks Day...this paper from Best Creations adds the perfect touch with the glitter accent.
Remember we mentioned earlier about the new company called Little Yellow Bicycle by Deja Views...it's finally in. They'll have several releases within the next few months, so keep your eyes open for the next release!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
custom huh! Speaking of classes, I had my little Onsie class...and I met two awesome ladies!! A big shout out to Sharlene and Melissa...remember, what happens at Scrap -n- Stamp, stays at Scrap -n- Stamp (hehe)...make you wonder what we chatted about huh :-) . Tomorrow...take a moment and look at the trees....it's beautiful, the blossoms are gorgeous...it makes the start of my day off to a great start...
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
My girlfriend Traci just a few weeks away from her due date...that means a baby shower is right around the corner. I decided to make some "quick" invitations...but quick it was not! I had a blast but boy, it's never as quick as you think. Here's the final look...
onsie baby album. This was really fun to make and the best part is...you can choose to make one for a boy or a girl! It's the perfect gift. Check out our class schedule and sign up soon. Spaces are filling up!