Saturday, June 28, 2008

6-28-08 Drum Roll Please

Thank you to everyone who submitted a card or layout for our first monthly challenge. We're lucky to have such talented customers! The card designer who receives a $25 gift certificate is Ruth K. and the layout designer who receives a $25 gift certificate is Kathy H. As a thank you for participating in Scrap-n-Stamp's first month's challenge we are giving each contributor a 40% off coupon.

We will be announcing July's challenge later next week and June's entries will be posted on our website on Monday. Thanks again!!!

6-28-08 Everyone's a Winner

At Scrap-n-Stamp we think everyone deserves to be a winner!!! So if you commented about your favorite vegetable, please stop by and ask for your 40% off coupon.

6-28-08 Blog Candy Winner

We received 13 comments telling us your favorite vegetable. I numbered the comments 1-13 (in the order they were received). The random number winner of the $25 gift certificate is #12 (My new favorite - fresh beets from the farmer's market, oven roasted-delicious! Ann from Sacramento)! Congratulations, Ann!!! Please email the store ( so that we can give you your certificate. Thanks to everyone who commented.

We'll be posting the winners of the June card and layout designs later today. Our July card and layout challenge will be posted next week.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

6-26-08 Updates

Our first layout and card challenge ended yesterday. Thanks to all the creative people who participated. The winning card and layout designers will be announced on Saturday. Stay tuned for July's challenge. It will be posted soon.

Our Sizzlin' Summmer Make-n-Takes are a hit! People are having fun picking and choosing the card(s) they want to make. And with an envelope and a postage stamp included in the price, they're ready to mail their creation to a special someone!

There's still time to post a comment on the June 17th posting about your favorite vegetable.

Check out this card Marilea made using Imaginsce papers and stamps. You can't help but feel happy when you see those penguins!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

6-24-08 Happy Birthday, Renee!

All of the Girls at Scrap-n-Stamp wish Renee a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! If you'd like to send Renee birthday wishes, please leave her a comment.

This card was created by Marilea using DCVW papers. She embellished the card with a Prima flower, big brad, rubons and brackets from the McGill brackets punch.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Technique of the Week

Come in and try the new Technique of the week. The technique will be available to try tomorrow, Tuesday the 24th through Saturday the 28th. You will be able to try the technique and receive a 20% discount on the products and tools used. This week will be Chipboard buttons!!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

6-21-08 Another Number!!

  • 40 - The percent off of one item each time you refer a new person to Scrap-n-Stamp. Stop by the shop and pick up your referral cards today!!! (Your friend receives 40% off an item on their first visit to Scrap-n-Stamp too.) A win-win either way you look at it!

6-21-08 Numbers

Lots of numbers for you to think about in the next week:

  • 25 - June 25th is the last day to enter your card or layout for our first challenge

  • 2 - the number of $25 Scrap-n-Stamp gift certificates that will be awarded to the winning card and layout design

  • 28 - June 28th is the deadline for telling us your favorite vegetable (see post from June 17th)

  • 1 - the number of $25 Scrap-n-Stamp gift certificates that will be awarded (at random) to someone who has posted their favorite vegetable (on the June 17th posting by 9 a.m. PST)

  • ? - the mystery number of seashells in our glass container at the shop

  • 3 - July 3rd is the deadline for guessing the number of seashells at the shop

and finally

  • 25 - the percent off all dog and cat stamps, embellishments and papers for today only

What's your favorite number?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

6/18/08 - Surf's Up Chipboard Album

I finally finished!!! Between work, meetings and picking up the kids, I managed to finish this chipboard mini album that I called "Surf's Up." I love this 3 Bugs in a Rug, the Island Collection. I like working with the heavier papers that are double sided. Since most of them have the matching solid color on one side, it makes it easier for me to accent it with the coordinating colors! I also used the Bind It All by Zutter tool to "bind" the book together. You gotta have one of's so light weight and it adds the final touch to binding books.

Also, from the last CHA show, Zutter released their newest tool called Round-It-All. This tool is the ultimate corner rounder that will cut through acrylic, chipboard, leather, tin, up to 8 sheets of card stock at once, and most materials up to1/8"'s amazing!

If you are interested in making this mini album, we'll be offering this class in our July 2008 schedule! As Becky would say..."Ready, Set, Create!"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

6-17-08 Yum Yum Candy!!! (Blog Candy That Is)

We're so excited! We're celebrating our first 1000 hits on our blog (and we only started counting 4 weeks ago) with a blog candy giveaway!

Just leave a comment to this post telling us your favorite vegetable (since it happens to be "Eat Your Vegetables Day") and include your entry number in your comment. If you're posting as "anonymous" please include some sort of name at the end of your comment so we can identify you if you win. We'll draw a number through on the morning of June 28th (by 9 a.m. PST) and announce the winner that same morning.

The winner of the blog candy will receive a $25 Scrap-n-Stamp gift certificate. Good luck!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

6-14-08 A Fun and Busy Day

Wow! What a whirlwind day! Marilea and Lisa were busy at the shop. We received two more card entries for the June card and layout challenge. Calling all Scrapbookers: You have a great opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate when you submit a layout by June 25th. Details for the layout challenge are on our website and on the June 4th post.
Bob and Becky had fun at Franklin Community Library's Reading Blastoff event. So many creative people of all ages had fun making bookmarks at our booth. We enjoyed meeting new neighbors and sharing information about Scrap-n-Stamp with them. Hope you like the picture of Bob (aka Director of Facilities) at our booth, people making their bookmarks, Becky with Man from 103.5 The Bomb, and the Chick-Fil-A Cow.

Finally, a BIG thanks to our loyal Blog readers. They scored at the shop today when they mentioned they had read this morning's post. It pays to read!!!

6-14-08 Surprise

When you stop by the store ask for your SURPRISE. This offer is good for today only. Come on by.....

Friday, June 13, 2008

6-13-08 Franklin Community Library Summer Reading Blastoff

Tomorrow from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. we'll be at Franklin Community Library for their Summer Reading Program Blastoff (for all ages). Stop by our booth for a free make-n-take, sign up for the reading program and enjoy the other free activities (face painting, balloons, sidewalk chalk art, etc.).

On another note, here's a Retirement layout Marilea made for a new customer using Lisa's Just Chillin' layout as inspiration. Check out the post from April 2nd to see Lisa's layout.
Stay cool and survive this year's only Friday the 13th!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

6-10-08 Moving On

Last night Renee hosted a going away party for Lisa. Lisa and her family are moving to Kansas. She'll be sadly missed, but we're happy to say that her influence will still be felt at Scrap-n-Stamp. Lisa will be blogging and hosting the monthly challenges as well as sharing her layout designs on the blog. I guess you could say we'll now have a midwest division of Scrap-n-Stamp!
Stop by the shop on Saturday to wish Lisa good luck and to make the DAD layout she created.
Here's a great layout Lisa created using Creative Imaginations papers and stickers. It's displayed on a Melissa Frances clipboard. Check out the "handcuffs" (a Lisa original design)!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

6-8-08 The Challenge Is On!!! (and the classes just keep on rolling)

We're excited to share our first card submission for this month's card and layout challenge. The designer used brackets, bling and a clip in her card. How cute!!! To be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate, read the challenge directions on the June 4th posting. Create, share and have fun...what more could you want?
Two special projects are scheduled for next Saturday, June 14th. Sign up to make a great "DAD" layout created by Lisa and a mini wordbook designed by Renee. When you sign up for both projects you save money. Stop by any time between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. next Saturday to make both projects. They make great gifts too!

Friday, June 6, 2008

6-6-08 Best Friend's Day

This Sunday is Best Friend's Day. What a perfect opportunity to celebrate your best friend with a card. If you don't have a card on hand, stop by the shop tomorrow. We have Make-n-Take cards at the Embellish-ment Bar that you can put together quickly. If you're really pressed for time, check out our pre-made cards by the register.
Here's wishing you and your best friend a Happy Best Friend's Day!
Hope you enjoy this card Marilea made with DCWV Pet Paper, chipboard letters, a Prima flower, brad and the McGill brackets punch. Maybe she's sending this card to her best friend!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

6-4-08 Brackets, Some Bling and a Paper Clip (or two)

Designed by Becky

Designed by Lisa

Try something new! Step out of your comfort zone! Get your creative juices flowing! But most of all have FUN!!! This month's challenge is to create a card or layout using brackets, some bling and a paper clip. We hope our interpretations of this challenge inspire you.

Submit an entry for our Diva Designers' Card and Layout Challenge. By the 5th of each month our designers will post a card and layout as inspiration for you to create your contest entry.

To enter follow these simple steps:

  • Follow the prompts for the month's challenge. For example, if the prompt states use ribbon and a number in your title, you must incorporate these elements in your entry to be eligible for the prize.

  • Drop off your entry at the shop by the 25th of the month (close of business). We will make a copy of your entry and return the original to you.

  • Two winners will be selected each month. One winner for the card design and one winner for the layout design.

  • Both winners will receive a $25 gift certificate from Scrap-n-Stamp.

  • All entries will be posted on Scrap-n-Stamp's blog the following month.

  • Only one entry per person please.

Ready, set, CREATE!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

6-3-08 Have Fun, Create and Share

We can't wait until tomorrow when our Diva Designers unveil Scrap-n-Stamp's first Card and Layout Challenge. If you like to have fun, create, share and be rewarded, stay tuned until tomorrow.....

Monday, June 2, 2008

World Card Making Day

Can you believe tomorrow is World Card Making Day?? I didn't know there was such a thing. I was surfing the internet for some new techniques and there it was. So stop by Scrap-n-Stamp and let your creative juices take over. Or step up to the embellishment bar and select one of our pre-designed "Make-n-Take" cards. All you have to do is glue and stamp.

Also keep your eye's open for our new "Technique of the Week", we will be showcasing a new Scrapbooking or Card Making technique once a month. In addition to trying each new technique you will be able to purchase the featured products at a discounted price!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

6/2/08 - 50 Moments: Scrapbook the Pages That Matter Most

Just in at Scrap -n- Stamp! If you were only going to create 50 scrapbook pages about your life, what would they be? Lisa Bearnson, Creating Keepsakes Founding Editor, guides you through the process of scrapbooking the stories that define your life, the pages that matter the most, the must-make layouts that will reveal your personal legacy to future generations. This essential new book is packed with inspiring ideas, beautiful layouts, and Lisa's helpful tips on how to get started. We only have a few left, so come on in and pick one up today!

6-1-08 Relaxing with Coffee and the Sunday Paper

After yesterday's busy Sidewalk Sale it's nice to relax with a strong cup of coffee and look at the Sunday paper. I sure wish I had this beautiful coffee tray Lisa created to serve my coffee on. Lisa used a Bare Elements tray, Creative Imaginations' Coffee Phrases paper and stickers, acrylic paints and distress inks for this project. It's gorgeous! Whatever you have planned....enjoy your day.