Sunday, August 31, 2008

9/1/08 It's not only Labor Day...we have a very special birthday!

First off, I like to wish everyone a very relaxing Labor Day and hope your day off (for most people) will be enjoyable.

Today, we are celebrating a very special birthday. All of us at Scrap -n- Stamp wish our very own Ms. Debbie a very Happy ??th Birthday :-) We can't spill out her age, but we know she looks like she's turning 21!!! So our little Debbie is "growing up" right before our eyes. So Deb, we hope you had a very FUN weekend and wishing you many more years of being young! :-)

Happy Birthday Debbie!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Are you ready for some Football?!

My DH just informed me football starts next week. So in honor of the new season here's a layout featuring my hubby & kiddo playing football in our backyard last Thanksgiving. This is one of the layouts I completed at the all-day crop I attended a few weeks ago. I used love, elsie CODY paper and cardstock stickers. This paper rocks for whatever sport you want to highlight.

Friday, August 29, 2008

8/29/08 - An Asian Flair...

Check out this new acrylic album. I included transparency paper, rubber stamping, embellishments by EK Success and paper by DCWV. We're one of the few stores that carry a section of Asian style 12x12 papers, embellishments and rubber stamps. bring a touch of Asian Flair to your creative projects!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Nothing but Blue's Clues

For all of you Blue's Clues fans, Sommer has created a doggone adorable 12x12 page using Blue's Clues stickers and paper from Sandylion. Don't throw away the scraps because from the paper scraps and extra stickers, we have created two cards. What a deal a 12x12 page and two cards using three printed sheets and two packages of stickers and you will still have extra pieces.

8/28/08 Just in...Cosmo Cricket, straight from CHA!

Ahh....the cutest camping paper ever from Cosmo Cricket. Check out the marshmallow adorable. Sommer dove right in and created the two side by side 12x12 layouts...ya gotta see the originals, it's wonderful. Welcome Mr. Campy!

Also new from CHA, it's Jack's World. This is perfect for those baby memories. Come by Scrap -n- Stamp and see all the newest product.

*Lots of new Halloween product just in too!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho...

...A pirate's life for me!

Ok, so he's not a pirate. But he's mighty cute - er, handsome. Argh!

This layout would be great for any pirate, even digging in the sand (treasure hunting!), or any "treasured" photo. :)

Chas sent me a medley of pirate papers from the shop and I added my favorite Bo Bunny Double Dot paper (the inside of the chest). I got a bit messy creating this layout. Lots of chalking, inking, distressing, crumpling, burning, folding, cutting, tearing, etc. I used 4 different colors of Stickles. There's Glossy Accents on the gems to give them shine and dimension. I also got my hands on some Grungeboard - that's lots of FUN to play with!!!
BTW, my cutie-pie pirate above turns NINE tomorrow! Shiver me timbers! Where has the time gone!?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

08/26/08 Fabulous Fairy Cards

Check out these super cute Fairy Cards Debbie created!!! She is so talented....She used Karen Foster Fairy Stickers, DCWV paper and Stickles. When you look at these cards you would think the paper and the stickers were from the same company. Stop by Scrap-n-Stamp and Debbie will show you how to make these fabulous cards. They are perfect for girls birthday cards.

Monday, August 25, 2008

08/25/08 Summer Olympics come to a close

I'm sure many of you were glued to the T.V. these past two weeks watching the Summer Olympics cheering on the United States. What a spectacular opening ceremony!!! Deniz and I were watching the festivities and recalling our trip to Beijing, China in 2006. Wishing we could be there now to witness the Olympic Games for ourselves. So to commemorate the Olympic Games I create this Scrapbook layout.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

8/24/08 What A Way To Celebrate!

Marilea and I wanted to say THANK YOU to Renee and family, all the Girls at Scrap-n-Stamp and our families for making our birthday celebration special. Check out the yummy desserts and Edible Fruit Bouquet we received. Yum yum!

Here's to a great week of creating (and eating luscious leftovers).

8/24/08 - Sign up for a class and get $10.00 off...

Sign up you and a friend for a class before September and receive $10.00 off your class. (Example: If class costs $30 – sign up with a friend and each pay $20.) Limit class size to 8. Hurry and sign up soon!

Did you know...when you take a class, all class attendees will receive a 10% discount on any purchases made the day of the class. So sign up today! For more information about our classes, visit our website at Have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

8/23/08 - Happy Birthday Becky and Marilea!

It's a very special day as our "twisted sisters" celebrate a birthday together on Saturday. The girls at Scrap -n- Stamp wanted to say..."Have a GREAT birthday weekend!" We hope your birthday is as special as the two of you are to Scrap -n- Stamp...
The card above was recently designed by "Auntie Marilea" for my daughter Cori who also just had a birthday. Both sisters can create something in a blink of an eye. Someday Marilea and Becky...I'll make you a card personally, but for now...I can borrow yeah? :-)

Friday, August 22, 2008

8/22/08 NEW Make -n- Take Cards!

Once again, Marilea has created some fabulous cards for our Sizzlin' Summer Make -n- Take's! The coolest part is that you can make them anytime during store hours...make 1...make 2, your choice. It's a custom class made just for you. Come check it out!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's State Fair Time!

Can you believe that it's state fair time already? Time sure does fly by quickly. For those of you fair goers, Sommer has created the cutest 12 x 12 layout for that special picture taken at the fair. Sommer used the new farm animal paper and sticker sheet from Karen Foster. Come by to see the original.

Also, Denise made a pretty pocket card with a tag that can be used for any occasion using paper from Crate Paper. You can send or give this card to that special someone with a message written on the tag as a surprise for the recipient.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer Fun

I completed 22 (12x12) pages at the crop on Saturday! Woo-hoo! I'll share some layouts with all y'all later. Thanks to everyone who left a message to my last post. I drew the number 24 from a hat - Congrats, Katy, you get some scrappin' goodies from me! Email me at the store with your snail mail and I'll send you a package.
attn: LISA

I'm a bit behind in my S&S duties. Last month Chas requested some summery layouts. Well, finally, here's one.

I used Three Bugs in a Rug Summer paper and cardstock stickers. I sewed on a few of my Grandma's buttons and added a pic of my kiddos on the slip-n-slide. Fun! Layout is based on a Valerie Salmon sketch.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

8/19/08 Technique of the Week

This week we will be using Quic Kutz and the Revolution to make tags. Come in and try it out. If you already know how to use the Revolution system come in and try the 12 inch platform. The new 12-inch platform for the Revolution Tool enables you to cut several dies at once... as well as brand new Border Dies that are 12 inches long! And yes, you will receive 20% off all Quic Kutz dies!!!! Hurry in it will be available today Thur Saturday. If your not interested in purchasing the revolution system, Remember Sassy Scrapper Member's have access to all our in house tools!!! And it is only $25.00 for a year from the date of purchase!!!! This includes all our Quic Kutz Dies, Sizzex, Punches, Stamps and much more!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pay It Forward

Some secrets are meant to be shared. Whenever your friends who are new to Scrap-n-Stamp bring in our referral card, they will receive 40% off on a single item (See below for details) and you'll be sent a 40% off coupon for your use. It's a win-win for everyone.

Between August 18th and October 4th all referral cards will be entered into a prize drawing. In addition, the customer with the most referral cards turned in during the contest will receive $10 store credit per card (up to $100 credit).

Coupons and sharing our store with your friends... on my!!! So stop by the store and pick up your referral cards today.

40% coupon may not be used for prior purchases or sale items or combined with other coupon, offer, sale or discount. May not be used to purchase gift cards, class fees and membership. Excludes all Quickutz products.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I'm scrappin' today!

I'm going down to Kansas City today to attend a 14-hour crop at a scrapbook store!!! I have over 400 photos. I'm hoping I can complete 20 layouts. Anyone want to join me? :)

What's the most layouts you've completed in one day? Reply here with your number. I'll randomly select one and send along some scrappin' goodies :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Another Spooktacular Creation!!!!!

Sommer has created a "Spooktacular" 12x12 layout that is perfect for those pictures of your little Trick or Treaters. She used the new line of Halloween papers from Karen Foster and created the fun lettering from our Pazzle die cutting system.

Just a little reminder about our Sizzling Summer Make -n- Takes. You can come by anytime that the store is open and make 1,2,3..... or as many as you like and the cost is $4.50 as it includes all of the materials including adhesive to make the card(s) plus you get and envelope along with a postage stamp to mail it to that special person. We also have 12x12 layouts that are available for $7.95 which includes materials and adhesive. So, in a matter of minutes you will have created a page that just needs the photos. How quick and easy is that!!!! Come by and check the ideas out.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Float like a Butterfly

What to do with scraps from a layout...toss, collect, or make some cards! I used some leftover paper from my "HOME" layout to create this butterfly card. No more collecting scraps for me - too much clutter. I now make some cards and toss (recycle) the rest. Try it. It feels good :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

8/12/08 Getting Digi with it!!!

OK, so I finally decided that right now I don't have enough time to scrapbook all the traditional layouts that I would like......I tried digital scrapbooking for the first time. Wow, it is fast and I'm sure as I learn the tricks of the trade it will be even faster. Not only that but all I need is my laptop, all the pictures are there for me and if I want more embellishments and papers I can just download them or go to the Scrap-n-Stamp and purchase a CD. I still love all the papers and embellishments traditional scrapbooking offers, so I will never give it up. But for right now I might try to catch up by doing some of my pages in digital. For this Layout I used Pixel Magic Digital Scrapbooking software, the Daydream and You've Gotta have Faith Kits from Cross-my-heart. All of these are avaiable at Scrap-n-Stamp!!! And if you mention this blog you can receive 20% off digital scrapbooking software!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

8/11/08 - Can it be Halloween already?

I know we’re still the summer heat, but before you know it…its Halloween! For us girls at Scrap –n- Stamp, we let Chas take us to the next level of “spook-tacular.” It’s her favorite time of the year and she goes all out. We just got this paper line in from Karen Foster, new for this Halloween. The coffin box and cards is a kit from Pine Cone. Easy to assemble and the choices to make cards or turn the inserts into a mini book are so unique. We’ll be teaching this class late September, so look out for our class schedule. Before you know it…it will be time to trick or treat!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New items at Scrap -n- Stamp

Just a reminder that we have received some new items from Boxer and My Favorite Things. For those animal lovers out there, we have Dog and Cat acrylic stamp sets and fun charms.
And from My Favorite Things we now have in some of the new stamp sets: "Bunny Slippers" which would be great to make cards for someone who is under the weather or just to say "hello" and remember to take the time to rest and relax(especially all of the busy moms). Those of you who are bunny fans, we have in the "Gardner Flopsy" and "I'm Pullin' For You" sets.
From one of the girls here who says that she is not a "scrapper", Chas in particular, created an incredibly fun “It’s a Pirate’s Life For Me” 12x12 page.
The paper and stickers she used are from Creative Imaginations new line of Pirate items.

Don't forget, on Mondays we have FREE Make -n- Take cards which the girls have been busily putting together so come by while they last.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Life's a Beach

Here's my layout for this month's challenge. I love this paper by sassafras from their "Sunshine Lollipop" line. It's so cheerful and fun! I think it is perfect for these pics of my beach bums playing on the beach in Hawaii.

The humidity here in Kansas feels like Hawaii. Yet Kansas sure doesn't look like Hawaii! But when I look at these pictures I can almost feel the sand, hear the waves, and smell the salt water and suntan oil. Aaahhh. Bliss!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

8/7/08 - Happy Birthday Cori!

I’m borrowing Marilea’s creation to wish my daughter Cori a very Happy 9th Birthday. We went to Disneyland this past weekend for her birthday and I wanted to make sure the let all of you know that my little girl is growing up to be a sassy teenager (already!). She drives me crazy at times but then I look at her...she’s a little mini me ;-). So for my baby girl Cori, wishing you a very Happy 9th Birthday! XOXO!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August Challenge - Use a sketch

This month we are turning to our favorite sketch gal, Becky Fleck, for inspiration. Your challenge is to create a layout using this pagemap...

Or create a card using this pagemap...

Here is Marilea's take on the pagemap...she turned it on it's side! This card is simply beautiful!

I'll post my layout later this week.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

8/5/08 - 15 minutes of fame for Scrap -n- Stamp...

More like 40 seconds..but that works for us! Yesterday, this guy comes into Scrap -n- Stamp and Debbie recognized him right was Dana Howard from News 10. He wanted to see if we wouldn't mind being interviewed for a hot topic about the Governor "possibly" raising sales taxes and wanted to get feedback from local businesses. Perfect timing, Glen had just gotten back from a sales meeting and looked nice. As for me, couldn't they have given me a warning...where's the make up crew ;-). So we thought it would be some 1 second clip, but it was a pretty long news clip...and the first to come on at 11PM last night. In case you missed it...check it out. We're just excited that we made it on the news :-)

NEWS 10, Top Story for Monday evening, August 5, 2008 at 11:00PM
(Click link below in pink)

A Penny for the Governor's Thoughts on Sales Tax Rumblings
The Governor's office declined to confirm word that Schwarzenegger wants to close the $15 billion budget gap by increasing the state sales tax by a penny.

Stay tuned...

The August Challenge will be posted very soon...I haven't forgotten. Really. :)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mini Golf Anyone??

I just love this new Karen Foster paper and sticker line. I think it is perfect to scrap your last miniature golf outing, or if you are having a miniature golf birthday party this paper would be great for the invites.