Friday, February 27, 2009

New, new, new in from Prima Marketing

We just received some new and very cute stuff in from Prima Marketing. A very space age paper line called, "Hello Spacey" just perfect for those little or big boys in your life. Also, in is the "Mommy and Me" line with the cutest little animals as well as picture pebbles, rub-ons and cute frog ribbon to match the papers. Here are just of few of the papers, you have to come by and see the rest!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Big Milestone...

Our GREAT customers...

FREE Make -n- Takes...thanks Tammy for helping!

Left to Right: Renee, Sommer, Ness, Denise and Kim
holding onto Debbie! Too funny!

We had a great day this past Saturday! Our 2nd year Anniversary sale was a BIG success. Thanks to our awesome customers and all their well wishes, it made our day very special. So let's all be in touch and we hope to see you soon! Fun pictures of our very happy day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Are you feeling Foxy???

Well if you are we have just the thing for you!! The new Twitterpated line from Imaginisce, we have the paper's and coordinating Embellishments.

In addition to the Imaginisce paper, we also received The following collections from My Minds Eye: Boys Only, Cousins... We received more collections, but you will have to come by and check them out for yourselves.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Creating from scraps...

Sommer has been busy creating scrapbook pages and the deal is that she creates 12x12 layouts and we get her scraps. So, I get Sommer's "s........craps" to create cards and can actually create at least 3 to 4 cards and one 12x12 layout. Pretty cool to be able to make so many things from just 3 printed papers and 3 solids plus a few embellishments. Keep a look out for pictures to be added to this blog. I'm still procrastinating and have not learned how to add pictures yet :-(, so sorry.

Debbie's creations (pictures just added -as we know, not from Deb though ;-)

Also, don't forget that our 2nd year anniversary celebration is this coming Saturday Feb. 21st. We open at 10:00am. We will have door prizes, give aways, free make-n-takes(while supplies last) so come early and enjoy the fun, fun, fun. So, come on by and help us celebrate because if it were not for all of you wonderful customers, we could not keep on going. So, all of the Girls here at Scrap -n- Stamp would like to say a HUGE "THANK YOU" to one and all!!!!!!!!! We truly appreciate your business and friendships:-)!!!!

*We got Owl Stamps from Hero Arts too

(Deb doesn't know I'm adding this in too :-)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Got Visitors?

My friend B found these visitors in her room in Africa. See that meaty, hairy, multi-legged thing under the glass? She found THREE of those in her tent!!! Um, NOT going to Africa!

I based this layout on a Janna Wilson sketch from her Got Sketch 102 class. There's a hidden journal tag behind the lizard picture so B can tell all about her reaction to these visitors :) Check out the sewing around the page!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What a Hoot....

Yep, you guessed it we have the cutest Owl paper from American Craft's. We just got "The Color of Memories" from American Craft's. We also received the new baby line from American Craft's along with several coordinating embellishments to include Ribbons, buttons and Rub-ons.

I was so inspired when I saw the new paper I had to create something. Owls are so in this season I thought about Kaitlyn wearing her Owl shirt sitting with her daddy, hence the title :-) One of our customers thought this would be perfect for Father's day. I used the American Craft's owl paper, American Crafts Ribbon and Brown Bazzill card stock.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Spring is near...

Spring is right around the corner. The gals are prepping for another great set of the Bakers Dozen Card Class. You'll enjoy making 13 beautiful creations all one of a kind creations from all Don't miss out...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Close Your Eyes & I'll Kiss You

I created this layout for a sketch class over at Feeling Scrappy.  My son snapped this photo of Sean and I "smooching" on Minnie's couch at Disneyland :)   I love that after nearly 20 years together, we're still just as goofy-in-love as we were waaayyy back then!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day !!!!

The Girls here at Scrap -n- Stamp would like to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!! Enjoy one of the most romantic days with the special people in your life. Go out for dinner or have a relaxing dinner at home. Just simply enjoy the day and weekend;-)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Paint, Paint everywhere.

Ok, so I haven't had a lot of time to create this last week, in fact I have a card that I need to design for our Spring Card Class. I have been busy at the new house paining and getting it ready for the big move, which is tomorrow!!! We decided to paint Kaitlyn's room first! Boy did it take some time to cover the bright yellow paint. But we are finished and I can't wait to add the finishing touches. I'm thinking of using the QuickKutz Silhouette at the store to cut out some vinyl designs for the walls. This stuff is great because you can just peel it off if you want to change your design. Or if you still like to paint your design you can use the Silhouette or Pazzle to make stenciles. Come on by the store and check out all the cuts we have to make a one of a kind kids room.

QuicKutz Silhouette

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another GREAT year at Scrap -n- Stamp!

February 10th is the official FIRST day that we open our doors TWO years ago. I have been blessed with meeting so many new people and life long friends. It was this day that Debbie became a part of my family and one of the best "Auntie" to my kids. She brings not only the knowledge of this industry that is constantly changing but she defines the true, true meaning of giving her all to Scrap -n- Stamp and my family. Everyone who knows Debbie knows what a special person she is and from top to bottom- all 4 feet 10 inches of her is full of kindness.

In addition to Debbie... all the girls @ Scrap -n- Stamp (as we always say) are the very best! As some have come and gone, we have had the crew that rocks!!! Becky, Chas, Sommer, Jen, Denise, Marilea, Lisa, Allie, Steph and Kim - whether it has been in the past or here today, you all have brought a positive input to our little store and I thank you for being a part of this creative store.

Another special cheer to our many, many awesome customers...our family and friends for helping me build a fun and refreshing store to Elk Grove! I "Thank You!" from the bottom of my heart!

With that said...Happy 2nd Anniversary to Scrap -n- Stamp!

*PS- if you're wondering if we're gonna have a celebration....we will!! Keep your eyes open for more details to come...

**PSS-If you happen to come by today, Tuesday 2/'ll get a little surprise with your purchase! (a pre-celebration!)

Friday, February 6, 2009

I recently stumbled upon this fab blog An Altered State of Mind.  Check it out to see her paper fortune cookies and take-out box - too cute!  Easy peasy and a super fun Valentine's gift :)

Another fun and cute Valentine's and/or teacher gift is an altered mailbox.  Target carries a metal mailbox around this time every year in their Dollar Spot.  Last year my pal Julie W. and I made them for our kiddos' teachers.  We covered them in pretty paper, tied ribbons to the flag, and added the teachers' names to the side (and added Stickles for some extra sparkle!).  Filled them with chocolates and a Starbucks gift card.  I also made one for each of my kiddos.  They keep them in their rooms and occassionaly I tuck a little note or surprise in there.  

Here's a few examples of altered mailboxes...

Tutorial here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm going chipboard crazy....

Okay, I'm not sure why I'm stuck on chipboard these days. I've been looking at this acrylic design that I started for the last few weeks, but I keep going back to CHIPBOARD! Typically I go with a smaller 6x6 chipboard-easier to use and my mind can handle a smaller work area. MLYB (My Little Yellow Bicycle) came out with this beautiful line called Love Letters and every inch of this paper is full of art, so I decided to create a 8 1/2 x 11 album! They have this circle scallop edge paper that I folded in half (as you can see above) and I included that inside the book. Incorporating all different shapes and sizes of paper and embellishments, this album was a blast to make. The final touch...I used our Zutter Bind-It All handy tool to bind our book and it's all ready to add in those special pictures! Oh and don't forget...our favorite Pazzles die cutting machine created this awesome die cut of a fancy "L"...this font's style is the perfect match for this paper. This is also a class for you to sign up for anytime during store hours! With Love...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Easy Birthday Card

With inspiration from a card Debbie made for Kaitlyn's first Birthday, I was able to create a special Birthday card for my mom. I used Basic Grey's Urban Prairie paper and chipboards, BoBunny double dot paper, rub-ons from American Crafts and of course some Stickles. I also found this great website that has poems you can print on Vellum and put on the inside of your cards. Check it out:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Up, Up and Away!

...and Debbie said she doesn't, what...scrapbook?! Look at her cool design..."Fly Me To The Moon!" using the"Galaxy" 12x12 paper by Sandylion. This is a sneak preview for all you scrapbookers out there. We're creating one of a kind scrapbook pages where you'll make some elaborate 12x12 pages using the newest papers, embellishments, ribbon and custom die cuts from Pazzles! Get on our waiting list now and you'll be the first to get our monthly class kits starting in the spring! Folks signing up now will receive a discount for the first kit and a free gift!

Using a metallic paper, we cut this out of the world spaceship with our custom die cutting system...the one and only...Pazzles!