Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine's with Theresa Collins...

With Thersa Collin's Valentines new line, we got some sweet ideas for a perfect gift. Come sign up to make your very own, UNIQUE creation album. The endless designs of paper and embellishments makes this chip board album one of a kind! Class kits are limited. XOXO!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

O Give Me a Home

Ack!  As you can see, I forgot to blog yesterday.  I sat down at my desk several times to do it, but somehow got sidetracked by something else.  You know how it is!

I'm anxious to see what the Girls found at CHA.  I've seen tons of sneak peeks online and can't wait to get my hands on so many different things!  But what I really want to know is if Renee and Debbie saw Paris Hilton?!  Did all y'all know Paris has a scrapbooking line?  Apparently she's a big scrapbooker - who knew?!  That's HOT!  lol

This is for B...

We are back from CHA

Well, it was a quick but fun trip down to Anaheim for the annual CHA convention. We saw quite a few new products from various companies. There were quite a few companies that either didn't attend or had gone out of business, which was very sad to see. It is apparent that the economy has hit the scrapbook/craft business as well. Need less to say though, we still saw some very cute and beautiful products from the companies that attended. We have new and exciting stuff coming in from Imaginisce, Basic Grey, Doodlebug, My Mind's Eye, etc. The fun stuff should start arriving in February and will continue to arrive from there on out. Keep an eye on the blog for pictures from the show.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

CHA Bound

Renee and Debbie are bound for CHA -- the biggest shopping trip of the year! They'll be seeing and ordering lots of new "must-have" scrapbooking and stamping papers, embellishments, tools, etc. Keep checking the blog for the results of their shopping trip!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Not too soon Baboon

Another layout for my friend B.  :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Makin' Layouts and Cards from Scraps !!!

Lately, the girls here at Scrap -n- Stamp have been busy creating 12x12 layouts and cards using the "scraps" from previous projects. It has been fun trying to come up with ideas using only leftovers i.e. mainly paper, ribbon, flowers, etc. For me personally as a non-scrapbooker, it makes it easier to scrapbook with the 'scraps' because I'm not having to figure out what size to make all of the mats. The work is basically done as I only have a certain amount of pieces to work with and they are already pre-cut. Challenge yourself if you have 'scraps' in your collection. Try and see how many layouts, cards or projects you can come up with or get your family and friends together and create a challenge as a group as to who can come up with the most finished projects. You'll be amazed as to how many items you'll create. Have fun !!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Christmas Magic

A beautiful layout perfect for a family photo in front of the tree! And two cards using the scraps. Use it up! Don't hoard those scraps - No clutter!

My Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic patterned cardstock & rub-ons:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cards for Heroes

As part of yesterday's Day of Service, my sisters, Marilea and Marcia, and I made over 150 cards for soldiers. These cards are for soldiers to use to send birthday, thinking of you, anniversary greetings, etc. to their loved ones.

It truly is better to give than receive. If you're interested in sending your card creations to soldiers, please check out this link

Do you have the BUG???

The Cuttlebug that is.....Well, if you don't have a Cuttlebug this is great news for you, Scrap-n-Stamp now has a Cuttlebug for use with our in-house tools!!! For those of you who don't know what that means. You can become a Sassy Scrapper Member, which allows you to use all our in-house tools and stamps for an entire year, yep a whole year from the date of purchase. And it's only $25.00. And for $5.00 you can use our in-house tools for the day.

What's that you already have a Cuttlebug, Well come on by Scrap-n-Stamp for some great tips and techniques. Also we can order some of the hard to find embossing and cutting plates. All the girls at Scrap-n-Stamp have been busy creating different cards and books using the Cuttlebug, so come check out our creations.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

New in from Webster's Pages

Brand new in from Webster's Pages are some beautiful papers that have an antique look to them. There are florals mixed with nature i.e. branches, leaves and butterflies that have rich and pretty victorian color schemes. These paper are just right for heritage pages as well as projects or cards for the special ladies in your life. Also, there is a ribbon/lace packet, calendar and journaling sets that coordinates with the papers. So, when you get a chance, come on by to the store to check these wonderful new product out.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

That's one Hip Croc!

I have the privilege of scrappin' my friend B's photos of her recent trip to Africa. She snapped many extraordinary pictures! Including a few that continue to give me the heebie-jeebies just thinking of them! EEeeeeeuuuuuuuuwwwwwww!

Here's two layouts I just completed:

Title stamped using Tim Holtz alpha stamps (thanks, M!) and Making Memories paint.  I also painted around the edges of the center pic (yes, it's supposed to be askew).

Close-up of journal tag - love the textures!

Based on a pagemap by Becky Fleck.  I used two paint colors and a crackle medium on the arrow.  Check out that stitching on the edge!

So it's not perfectly straight, but not bad for the first time machine sewing on paper.

Hey, B, hope you like what you see :)

New classes for 2009!

Love is in the Air (Valentine Card Class)

One of a Kind Slider/Tab Card

CD Mini Desk Calendar 2009

Icing on the Cake (Chipboard Accordion mini book)

Just a few of our new classes. Some of you may know...but in case you didn't, any of the classes can be taken anytime during store hours. We hope this will make it easier for you...we know how hectic some days can get! What better way than 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! (*Some classes are linked to a sample picture on our website, just click on the class title.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Home Sweet Home

After several months of looking (11 to be exact) at houses and putting offers on different houses. Deniz, Kaitlyn and I finally have a place to call home!!!! We are both very excited. Renee now you have to order that We Moved Stamp set :-) Thank You everyone for all your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, January 12, 2009

It’s your birthday!

Scrap -n- Stamp is starting off the NEW year with a birthday wish to everyone. All year long, we’ll be celebrating everyones birthday by giving you a gift from all of us at Scrap -n- Stamp. Come in an get your BIG birthday coupon of 40% off one item anytime during the month of your birthday! Plus, you’ll get a free gift from us when you redeem your coupon. This is our way to wish you a very Happy 2009 birthday. (One birthday coupon per person). Email generated coupons have been sent for January birthdays. If you're celebrating a birthday this month and have not received it, let us know and we'll get you into our email list. We're celebrating all year long...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

And They Called It Puppy Love

I used Love, elsie's Daisy line for this dog-gone cute layout :)

If you are a military family or know one you've got to check out this amazing deal Disney is offering - good for both active duty and retired...
Disneyworld Military Offer
We're planning a trip!!!

HOOP...there it is!

Basketball season is here! I made this especially for my sister and her friends as a special gift to her team of moms. All their sons play for a local church team and this was a way they could show off their awesome shots (pictures, that is). This mini 6x6 chipboard album will show you all the "moves" to this cool project. Anytime you need something more personalized...come to Scrap -n- Stamp and we'll help you come up with a unique project, perfect for any sport, activity or special events!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

How Do I Love Thee...

We just received some very pretty and cute Valentines product from Three Bugs In A Rug, Teresa Collins and Little Yellow Bicycle. From Three Bugs, we have in the cutest "Bee" mine papers as well as their Home Grown line. And from Teresa Collins, we received the sweetest papers in the "Crush" line to create a loving page(s) or card or mini album just right for those special people or that special someone in your life. In from Little Yellow Bicycle is the "Love Letter" line that is just beautiful with flowers, lace and decorative edge papers along with a transparency and sticker pack that will be a perfect compliment to the papers. Come on by to get a look all of the new Valentines papers.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stylish Stocking Winners

We finally have the winners for the Stylish Stocking Challenge. We do want to thank all of you who turned in a stocking. The entries were so creative and fabulous. So, without further ado, the winner is Lucy Damian!!!!! Congratulations Lucy on a job well done. We also would like to congratulate Barabara Ghausi-2nd place, Judy Dunstan-3rd and Karen Dong-Honorable Mention also, the winner in the kids category is Adam Chois. Great Job one and all!!!!! Don't forget to come by the store ladies to get your prize.

Love is in the air...

Once we cleaned up our holiday decorations, I was ready to roll into the most sweetest day of all...Valentine's Day. As my husband says to's Valentine's day for him everyday :-) (Good one huh!). I do have to say though, Valentine's Day is just another excuse for us to go out on a special date and reflect on how much love we have for each other.

If your looking for a creative way to express your love, come make a card for that someone special in your life. Sign up for our Valentine's card class and you'll make enough cards for family and friends!

Making this card with transparent 12x12 paper took this unique card to a whole new design. Trying new ideas is always so much fun! Enjoy...

Oh where oh where could my scrappin' Mojo be?

The kids are back in school, the holiday decorations are put away, and this is my third day without carbs! I'll finally be back in the studio today working on my pal B's Africa album and trying out my new sewing machine on a few creations.

While perusing scrap blogs I came across this great tutorial by the talented Patter Cross at Pink Persimmon. Super easy and a cool look too - try it out!

Also found a fab new (to me) blog... scrapiopath.

Be on the look-out for a new Challenge soon!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Right before my eyes...

After downloading all our holidays pictures...comparing our first Christmas with all three kids (2003), I am amazed on fast they all have grown. I am very thankful that my kids are healthy and very good kids! They have helped both my husband and I to understand how truly lucky we are to have each one of them! Wishing you and your family a very HAPPY 2009 from our house to yours...

December 2008

December 2003

Thank you for all you support and kindness. We look forward to helping you with all your creative projects and a fun filled year of scrappin' and stampin'!
XOXO, Renee and The Girls @ Scrap -n- Stamp

PS. A message to The Girls @ Scrap -n- Stamp...I have been blessed with every ones support and friendship. There is no doubt that I have the best group of ladies around to help me build a great future for our little store. I can not say "Thank you" enough for being there through thick and are my creative guru's. Love you ladies!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Make -n- Take Monday’s are back in FULL swing!

We have come up with new designs and ideas for you…and it’s FREE. So remember to come by on Monday’s to get your free make -n- take.

What an amazing turn out on our last challenge. The "Stylish Stockings!" were all so cool and creative. We'll be announcing the winners within the next day or so. We hope the holidays brought a lot to you and your family and filled your stockings with lots of goodies. Winners to be announced, stay tuned....

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!! I just had to post this picture of Deniz and Kaitlyn having some fun on our trip to Virginia for Christmas. I know for all you card makers you are on to the next holiday, but for scrapbookers you might be just starting your Christmas layouts. And if you are like me you still have to scrapbook last years pictures. Well great news for you, we still have a good selection of Holiday paper and embellishments.  We also just got some new princess paper from Sandylion, it's super cute.  Check out these links for a preview: Rouge Sweet Dreams 2 Sided Paper 25 12x12. 375 and Rouge Mylar Fairytale 2 Sided Paper 25 12x12. 375

Hope to see you at Scrap-n-Stamp soon!!!!!