Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fog Isn't Fog

Maybe my mind is foggy from lack of coffee, but I think tule fog is different from San Francisco fog. The fog in our area is drearier to me. What do you think?

While you're contemplating this question, please enjoy the card that Marilea and Debbie designed celebrating "San Francisco Days" a song by Chris Isaak. The patterned paper and stickers are from Paper House Productions which you can find in our travel section. The stickers were popped up for added dimension and the title was accented with Stickles.

Remember you have until December 5th to drop off your card or page layout entry for our current challenge to use a song title in your creation.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving…

Every day we are thankful for the simple things in life...the laughter of our kids, the love of our families and the support of our friends. Wishing you lots of laughter and love this holiday season.

From my family to yours...Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black (and PINK) Friday at Scrap -n- Stamp!

In celebration of all the black Friday sales everywhere on Friday, November 28…Scrap -n- Stamp wants to join in the fun. Doors open at 10AM and we’ll be having FREE make –n—takes, FREE goodies with all purchases, FREE stamp set for purchases over $50 (while supplies last) and wait…save 25% off your entire purchase…all day long! So come by and enjoy all the fun.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sweet Child O'Mine

OK, so I'm a little behind on the Scrapbooking, after all Kaitlyn did have her first Birthday. And yes these are the pictures from when she was born. I used page maps to create this layout, and let me tell you that make's it so much easier. The background paper is Bo Bunny Double Dot. I also used Imaginisce "Baby Powder" Cutie Patootie and Tiny Tantrum, I just love their baby papers. For the flowers I used the Fabulous Prima Obbessions and Sprites, which we have a huge selection of colors in the store right now!!!

And if I would have thought about it, I could have used "Sweet Child O'Mine" for the title and it would have worked for the November Challenge. Don't forget you still have time to submit your layouts and cards for this months Challenge. We are extending the deadline this month to the 5th of December!!!! Check out the details for the November Challenge it's not too late to enter.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Oops, I forgot to blog.

Sorry ladies, I was so caught up in my Birthday celebration yesterday, I forgot to blog. I had a fabulous Birthday. Deniz took me to dinner, just the two of us ;-) I know that does not sound like a big deal, but we haven't done that since Kaitlyn was born. If you looking for a good place to eat I would recommend Scott's Seafood. Debbie told me about it, and it had a nice atmosphere and good food, and the Cosmopolitansss were good too!!!

If your in search of the perfect Birthday card stop by Scrap-n-Stamp, we have one-of-a-kind pre-made cards, or step up to our embellishment bar and pick on of our Make-n-Takes, all you have to do is glue. We hope to see you soon.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Thank you to everyone who shared their Thanksgiving traditions with us. It was great to read about the different traditions people have. Congratulations, Janet! Your name was randomly chosen and you've won a $25 gift certificate from Scrap-n-Stamp.

We'd like to say thank you to all the other participants who commented. If you posted a comment sharing your Thanksgiving tradition, please come by the shop before December 14th for a free acrylic stamp.

Sign Your Name

I found this website where you can create a font of your handwriting for FREE! It's very easy. You simply print their template, write your alphabet, scan & upload the document, download the font, install it, and it's ready to use! This is especially useful to all you digi scrappers out there. Have fun!

Here's a sampling of my new font...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Come On Baby Light My Fire!

Marilea, Debbie, and I had fun creating this card to help "spark" your creative juices for this month's card and layout challenge. For those of you too young to recognize the song title, it was made famous by Jim Morrison and the Doors in the 60's.

We used acrylic stamps from Cat's Pajamas, Harley Davidson patterned paper, Marvy scalloped punches, orange stickles, Copic markers and some bling on the belt. Take some time to spark your creativity today...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All the Leaves are Brown

Sommer's picture of cutie-patootie Kaitlyn inspired me to search for some Autumn quotes. Here's a few of my favorites...

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face
-John Donne
A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summers wave good bye

Leaves in the Fall come tumbling down,
Scarlet and yellow, russet and brown,
Leaves in the garden are swept in a heap,
The trees are ready for sleep.

Gathering Leaves
by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

I also searched for apple poems but could only find sing-songy preschool poems and Robert Frost's After Apple Picking. Let me know if you have a good apple picking poem. :)

Here's a couple of Autumn themed layouts I just completed...

Patterned paper is Daisy Buckets Designs "In the Meadow." Felt leaves cut with Sizzix. Hand-stitched swirl. Based on a sketch by Jayne Jones.

This one is a copy of my "Good Day Sunshine" layout. I couldn't decide on a title - Apple Picking or Apple of My Eye. Then I thought it would also make a great school layout, so I just skipped a title altogether!
The apple print is K I Memories "School Days," the apple lace is K I Memories Lace Cardstock, and the green polka-dot is Daisy Bucket Designs "Playful Petals." The felt apple was cut with my Sizzix.

Be sure to read Sommer's post again - just because Kaitlyn is so stinkin' cute! And for the link to your chance to win a $25 shop gift certificate!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Fall" into Scrap-n-Stamp

Although is has been unusually warm the last couple of days, fall is here. Kaitlyn loves to pick up and carry around all the leaves that fall off the trees. So I decided to stick her in a pile of leaves and take a few pictures for the scrapbook. And I know the perfect paper to use. The Autumn Harvest collection from The Paper Company. So if you are like me and have some great pictures of your kiddo's playing in the leaves come in and check out "Autumn Harvest".

Don't forget to leave a comment to the
Blog Candy post by Saturday 11/22. One lucky person will receive a $25 store gift certificate!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cute As A Button

What better way to celebrate Button Day than to share a layout Marilea created of her darling grandson, Dylan. Marilea used Reminisce's My Jungle Safari papers and stickers, Bazzill scalloped edge paper, and wooden buttons for accents. Dylan loves his new rainforest toy! What a cutie!!!
Please read Renee's post for today too.

"Fall" into the seasons....

This time of year, the leaves turn into the beautiful orange-reddish brown color that makes you feel the last of the warmth before we jump into the winter. The funny thing was, I had plans to change the window display from Halloween to the Winter holidays...but both Denise and Debbie said..."Wait! You missed Fall!" This is Denise's favorite time of the year to come and see our new window display because before you know it...I'll be putting up the holiday items.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I want to get away, I want to FLY away...

Sommer sent this paper to me from Teresa Collins' Travelogue line. Any and all kinds of trips are covered by this line: plane, cruise, car, international. And the colors are timeless - red, black, white, and tan. Simply classic! This layout is perfect as the title or end page for any trip.


Don't forget to leave a comment to the Blog Candy post by Saturday 11/22. One lucky person will receive a $25 store gift certificate!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Classes, classes, classes....samples!

With our new class list out on our website...we wanted to share with you all the samples that we have in store for you! You can swing by and check out the actual project at our store. For more information on our class list, visit our website!

A few sample of our Asian Flair Card class (left) and the Holiday Baker's dozen card class (right). In the middle is the Disney waterfall chipboard mini album

See the large variety of class samples....

Always so popular CD booklets...School Days and a Asian design

Flower Power explosion box

2009 Library Pocket Calendar or Recipe Book
Did You know....something NEW about our classes....Any of the classes listed above can be scheduled anytime during store hours. We hope this will make it easier for you...we know how hectic some days can get! What better then to have a class when you can make set the time and date. All you have to do is let us know a week in advance, what class(es) you would like to sign up for and pre-pay to secure the date. It's that simple. Even if it's just you or a group of friends...just let us know and we'll make it a great class!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Lasting Impressions stencils and paper now in stock

Attention all Lasting Impressions fans!!!! We now have in stock the new holiday stencils that are oh so cute so, come on by and check them out. Also in are two new paper lines: Cupcake Dreams and Sugar Rush. Cupcake Dreams has tiny images of different colors along with clever dessert phrases on a tan background and Sugar Rush has bright pinks and greens in floral and stripes style. These papers are not only great for brass stencils but also stamping and scrapbooking alike. They are just too cute to pass up. Come on by when you get a chance and see all the goodies for yourself. Also, we will be having a class using the cute cupcake stencil taught by our creative designer Denise.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just Sing, Sing a Song - Song for the Asking November Challenge

"These Boots Were Made For Walking" (Nancy Sinatra, or Jessica Simpson for the younger crowd!)
The Twisted Sisters (Becky & Marilea) created this sassy card.
Stamps: acrylic set from The Cats Pajamas
Marvy scalloped oval punches
Bazzill bling paper
Creative Imaginations black swirl cardstock
Coptic markers

Love that touch of bling on the belt!

I use song titles and/or lyrics all.the.time. for titles & inspiration. Here are a couple examples...

"Good Day Sunshine" (Lennon/McCartney)
inspired by a Valerie Salmon sketch
Basic Grey "Urban Prairie"
Heidi Swap ghost butterfly stamped with Staz-On
Kaisercrafts rhinestones

"a very merry {un}BIRTHDAY" from Alice in Wonderland, by Robert B. Sherman
inspired by a sketch by Amy Bell.
Little Yellow Bicyle "Zack's Life" cardstock, stickers, & alpha
Making Memories chipboard flourishes
tons of eyelets

Don't forget to share a Thanksgiving tradition here for a chance at a prize!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!!

To my fellow Veteran's, thank you for your service. To the families that give up so much to support their loved ones who serve, thank you.

In Honor of Veteran's Day, Scrap -n- Stamp is having a 20% off sale today. We would like to say "Thank You" to all of the men and women who serve and have served this country. Your courage and bravery is much appreciated!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Season of Thanks and Blog Candy

We've had 5,000 blog hits! We're so thankful to all our customers and blog visitors. We wouldn't be here without you and your continued support. To show our appreciation we will give a $25 store gift certificate to one lucky person. All you need to do is leave a comment on this posting telling us one of your Thanksgiving traditions. We will randonly pick a number on November 22nd after 6 p.m. (PST) from the comments received. Good luck!

Song for the Asking - November Challenge

Here it is, at last! Your November Challenge is to use a song title or lyrics in your layout or card. To help you brainstorm I've listed a few links below...

Can't wait to see what y'all create! Since I'm late posting the challenge and with the holidays quickly approaching, the deadline will be extended a week or two. I need to check with the Girls for the exact time! I will post my layout soon along with the due date :)

Scrapping the Music

A list of song titles here

80s Music

Bad country song titles

Song index search by keyword

Search for lyrics

Friday, November 7, 2008

In Honor of Veteran's Day

In Honor of Veteran's Day, Scrap -n- Stamp will be having a 20% off sale on Tuesday November 11, 2008. We would like to say "Thank You" to all of the men and women who serve and have served this country. Your courage and bravery is much appreciated!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm Still Standing

Whew! Where has the time gone?! We've been rather busy here in the Heartland and I've been slacking again with my SnS duties (sorry, Girls!) I'm working in my studio today trying to get caught up on my pile of projects! Look for the November Challenge on Saturday.

And just because they're so stinkin' cute and it's very much Fall in the middle of America, here's a pic of my kiddos at Red Barn Farm last week...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Did you vote today?

After you vote stop by Scrap-n-Stamp make a $10.00 purchase and show us your "I voted" Sticker and receive a free acrylic stamp!!! Regardless of who you voted for :-). You can't beat that deal, so get out and vote then swing by the store.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Another great "spook-tacular" day!

Now that we're saying bye-bye to another year of spook-tacular creations...we hope you had a GREAT Halloween. It was a bit wet out there but I'm sure it didn't stop some trick -or- treaters! So off we go, changing our window display to something more whimsical for the stay tuned. If you need to scrapbook your Halloween pictures, make sure to swing by and get those papers and embeliishments before they're gone...

What's next...the holiday season is right around the corner! The girls are busy planning some great classes for just for you. So check out our list of classes and sign up today. Here's a picture of our Gingerbread House acrylic album...