Thursday, October 30, 2008

New, new, new from Basic Grey now in stock!!!!!

Now in stock from Basic Grey are the lines: Ambrosia--red, orange, yellow & gray hues, Granola--blue, browns and gray hues and the very cute Urban Prairie line with pinks, yellows, turquoise and black hues. We have the 12x12 papers, chipboards packages and rub-ons from all of these lines here at the store. We also have beautiful Christmas Anna Griffin 12x12 papers and 3-D stickers now on our shelves. There are holly flocked papers in red and green that are gorgeous and elegant as well as the gold and silver swirl and glitter snowflakes paper that would be great for all of those holiday pictures. So come on by and take a look at all of these new and exciting items here at the store.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October Challenge of the Month Winner

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner. But, Congratulations to Betsy Smith for her very Tropical 12x12 layout using the Palm Tree Overlay for her entry. Betsy had a very creative page in that she used different embellishments one of which looks like fish netting to create a tropical look and adding stamped images as well. Great job and keep those layouts coming in ladies!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scrap-n-Stamp Girls Night in....

Is anyone up for a Girls Night at Scrap-n-Stamp??? Denise and I want to host a Crop Night at Scrap-n-Stamp. Come to the store and get some scrapbooking done while you chat and have some fun. Did I mention there will be prizes too!!! If you are free Saturday November 15th from 5pm-11pm sign up to join us. We need to have a minimum of four ladies, cost is $10 and you will receive %10 off all your purchases. Hurry in to sign up, seats are limited.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oh my Grandma, What big eyes you have.......

Here is my Little Red Ridding Hood at her first Halloween party. She had a blast!!! I can't wait to someday host a Halloween party for her. If you are having a Halloween party this Friday and still need some decorating or favor ideas, I would stop by Scrap-n-Stamp. Our window is all decked out. Renee made Take out boxes into Frankenstein heads, they are super cute and easy. We can also cut treat bags on the Pazzel, or you can just pick up some cute Halloween paper and decorate a paper lunch sack. Debbie would love to show you how.

These witches brooms were on the Martha Stewart Website, they have a ton of great decorating ideas too.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall into Flowers

Sorry, I'm terrible about remembering to blog. Yesterday, we received quite a selection of flowers from Prima Marketing. Flowers in all colors of the rainbow and one that has a variety of colors, mainly bright colors. They will all be out on the shelves today so come on by and check them out. As scrapbookers, stampers, crafters, we can always use a variety of flowers to add that special something to our projects.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When the Rain Comes...

Crazy weather here in the Heartland! Just a few days ago the sun was shining with the temperature in the 70s. Today we have thunderstorms with a forecast of snow flurries tomorrow! The locals keep saying this year we'll see a cold, hard winter.

Apparently the LadyBugs are anticipating the cold weather too. Last week we began to notice laydbugs in our house. One day we saw two in our bedroom. The following day we had about a dozen in our office. On Monday there were dozens inside and hundreds outside on our house! I went out on to our deck to check it out and was swarmed by them! Eeek! One or two ladybugs are cute. But a whole swarm of them is rather creepy!!!

Anyway, I googled "ladybug season" and discovered they are searching for a warm place to "hibernate." Who knew?!

Here's a small section of my house - imgaine a 3-story 2800 sq ft house covered like this...

Now back to scrappin'! Remember the October Challenge is due to the shop by close of business Saturday October 25th. Details are here...

To help inspire you, here are a couple blogs worth checking out...

For page and card sketches go to So Sketchy!

For fun holiday ideas, tips, and even classes go to Feeling Scrappy! I've registered to take the Sketchapalooza Class - Fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Paper Paper everywhere...

Yep you guessed it, more paper arrived at Scrap-n-Stamp!!! This time we received paper and embellishments from The Paper Company Studio. So come in and check it out. We have some of the paper and embellishments from the following collections: Jeepers Creepers, Autumn Harvest, Homeroom and Paws and Claws. Hurry in to check it out before it's gone :-)

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's Fun to be One!!!

I don't know where the time went. Yep, Kaitlyn turned one on Saturday. She had a blast at her party, and enjoyed her cake. I can't believe all the work that goes into a first birthday party, but it was well worth it. Below is the invitation I made for the party. I was inspired by Marilea's cupcake make-n-take. I used paper from Creative Imaginations, and the cupcake stamp is from Hero Arts.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Here's the story...

This fun idea for a layout "popped" in to my head one day. I played with my Cricut Paper Doll Dress-Up & Storybook carts, Cuttlebug embossing folders, and Cosmo Cricket "Haunted" paper. With the help of some brads, googly eyes, Glaze pens, Fun Flock, and some Scrapper's Floss I added the finishing touches to the 'Fraidy Bunch crew.

Check out this blog of a gal from Down Under. Joanne creates files to be cut on different cutting systems connected to a computer - like the Pazzle. She liked my idea and has created her own based on my layout. I've been scraplifted! Cool.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Green Fair at Stonelake Landing

Just a reminder to all of our customers that this coming Saturday October 18, 2008 there will be a Green Fair here at the shopping center. There will be live music and various speakers throughout the day. As well, business' with booths to promote their eco-friendly products and give people ideas on how they can be part of the energy solution. Also, Scrap -n- Stamp will be having a sale on Saturday October 18th so, come on by and enjoy the entertainment and SALE here at the store. By the way, the fair runs from 11am-4pm. Hope to see all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Come on-a my house my house, I´m gonna give you candy

I created this delightfully frightful book using Cosmo Crickets Blackboard house album. Dare to come in for a tour?! Stop by the shop for a peek inside :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

10/14/08 Too many October Babies!!!

I can't believe the number of birthdays in October. My husband Deniz had his 29th Birthday yesterday. Kaitlyn's First Birthday is this Saturday the 18th, and my mother-in-law Agatha's birthday is on the 21st. Wow, that's a lot of Birthdays. And those are just family member's.

Kaitlyn's boyfriend Jack will be one on the 17th. This is the card I made for his birthday. I just love the Imaginisce Penguin Dude stamp. I used Bo Bunny double dot paper, (FYI we just got a huge shipment of all the double dot colors) The Star Struck Dust- Baby - Boy Bo Bunny paper. The balloon is a Hero Art's stamp set. For the finishing touch I used the Karen Foster Dark Ranbow Luster Mini brads.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

10/12/08 Mirror Mirror on the wall.....

Who's the fairest of them all??? We have the new Imaginisce paper line, Fairest of them all!! We also have the coordinating rub-on's and Snag 'em Stamps. This line is soo cute, they are all double sided and have glitter accents on them. I had to buy some for Kaitlyn's scrapbook, who know's when I will get around to doing a layout, but I can already picture it in my head. And if you come by on Monday, the free make-n-take is made with this paper!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cards for the Troops part 2

Just wanted to put a shout out to all of our customers. We just wanted to let our customers know that if on Monday October 13th that you might consider donating your make n take cards for the troops since our deadline to get the cards to Ashley is on Oct. 18th. Just something to consider. Thank You very much!!!!!! Have a great day and don't forget to take time to scrap, craft or make a card.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

4 3 2 1 Earth Below Us...

The background paper is from the new Three Bugs in a Rug Playtime line. It's really great for all things "boy." It's all double-sided and you really need two sheets of each 'cause it's all so stinkin' cute! :)

There's some fun details in this layout...I traced over the numbers with a white Glaze pen to give it some shine and texture. Then I used Stickles (Christmas Red) outlined with a white Souffle pen on the title. The rings and stars were cut on my Cricut Expression from Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock. I popped some of the stars up for dimension. The photo turns/anchors are secured to the page with star brads! The rocket is an acrylic stamp image I colored with Glaze pens. And my favorite part...the rocket's smoke trail! I curled wire around my paper piercer (or paper poker as my friend Julie likes to say), flattened it, and adhered with tiny bits of Glue Dots. (I use Tim Holtz non-stick scissors to cut the Glue Dots.)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

10/06/08 Never Ending Paper!!

As promised here are some pictures of paper from g.c.d Studios we are now carrying these collections at Scrap-n-Stamp. All the papers in from g.c.d. Studios are double sided and they have a great texture to them.

Spooked Collection:
Zen Collection:

But really you should come in and check them out, you don't get the whole effect from the pictures, you have to be able to touch and smell them. YUM!!! I HEART PAPER!!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cards for the Troops

We just wanted to put an inquiry to all of you creative people out there. We have a customer who is involved in mailing cards to the troops. So, we will be collecting cards and giving them to our customer to mail off to the troops. If you would like to participate, just drop off the cards here at Scrap -n- Stamp before October 18th and we will make sure that Ashley gets them and she will then mail them.

Thank You,
The Girls @ Scrap -n- Stamp

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New paper companies to Scrap-n-Stamp!!!!

We just received paper lines from two companis that we have not carried before. The papers are very cute.

The first company is Black Market Paper Society. We received three different lines.

Ebony & Alabaster:Let it Bloom:
Lucky 'n Love:
The second new paper compay is g.c.d Designer Paper, stay tuned for pictures. Or stop by the store to check it out in person.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I've Been Searching for some Inspiration...

In honor of World Card Making Day here are a few links to some fantabulous sketches for cards. Just in case you need a little inspiration :) Have fun!

Friday, October 3, 2008

10/4/08 - Tomorrow is World Card Making you know why?

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:
Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season

The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.

The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.

It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.

To celebrate this day, Scrap -n- Stamp is having a FREE make -n- take and a special drawing to win a FREE Goodie Basket filled with papers, embellishment and acrylic rubber stamps. Come by anytime during our store hours (or while supplies last) and make a cute card!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

September Challenge Winners finally announced

The Girls at Scrap -n- Stamp would like to congratulate Charlotte Fassett with her oh so cute "Water Babies" 12x12 layout and Mel Esguerra's stylish buttons card. Great work girls both of you did a fantastic job. We do appreciate the effort and time that everyone puts in to the challenges so, ladies please keep those wonderful and creative projects coming in. And don't forget that the winners do receive a gift certificate to Scrap -n- Stamp.

Also, new in stock now are the "Sweet" line of papers and embellishments from Die Cuts with A View. They are soooo sweet and cute especially for those little girls having a birthday party!!! So, come on by and see what we have in the store.

For those sports enthusiasts , we now have in from Reminisce new word phrase 12x12 papers and stickers for Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling and Bowling.

So sorry, but I still haven't learned how to transfer pictures to the blog but hopefully Sommer can help me again and attach some pictures.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I Can See Clearly Now the October CHALLENGE!

Your challenge for October is to use an overlay/transparency in a layout or card. Easy peasy!

The uber-talented Marilea created this lovely card using a Best Creation Inc. overlay, Pink Paislee dotted paper, Worldwin cardstock, Impress rubber stamps, Bohemia gold gems, and some ribbon.

I created this festive layout using Best Creation Inc. overlay, Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock, Imaginisce "All Kinds of Happy" confetti paper , Bo Bunny Bodacious Brads, Kaiser rhinestones, eyelets, some ribbon, Making Memories epoxy tags, and CTMH alphabet acrylic stamps with Staz-On ink.

Eyelets and brads are an easy way to "adhere" the overlay/transparency to cardstock. You can even hide your adhesive behind an embellishment or photo. Glue Dots work very well.

Get to work! Remember to bring your creations to the shop by the 25th to be eligible for this month's prize.

10/1/08 - World Card Making Day...this Saurday!

Saturday, October 4, 2008 is the 3rd annual World Card Making Day! To celebrate this day, we're having a FREE make -n- take and a special drawing to win a FREE Goodie Basket filled with papers, embellishment and acrylic rubber stamps. Come by anytime during our store hours (or while supplies last) and make a cute card!