The Rules...

We love to see all of your beautiful creations but to be in for the prize drawing it must be a scrapbook layout or mini album. After all that is what we are about here. We all love to stamp on our cards but sometimes we forget to use them on our layouts and other projects. They are cheap embellishments and plentiful after all. You are welcome to combine our challenge with others. Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cheryl Kelly Van Domelen.....

Hi! I'm Cheryl from Madison Wisconsin. I'm an engineer turned stay at home mom to a beautiful four-year-old girl. I'm married and also own a purebred Persian cat. I've been scrapbooking and stamping for six years and my hobby has grown to include photography, papercrafts and altered items. I love learning new techniques, participated in challenges and online crops. Scrapbooking and stamping is so relaxing to studio is my "happy place". It is fun to be creative and preserve precious memories at the same time! My favorite topics are my daughter and my travels around the world. My other hobbies include vegetable gardening, orchids, yoga and Pilates.

And here is a sample of Cheryl's work......

Have a great rest of the weekend!
Alex and Melissa

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Chris Severs

My name is Chris Severs. I have been married to the hubs for 17 years now...hard to believe it's been that long. I am a stay at home mom to 2 boys, Brock is 15 [the obnoxious teenager] and Quinn is 10 [the wild child]. We also have 4 pets, 2 dogs and 2 cats, and a very old goldfish. I was diagnosed with MS in 2001. Some days I can barely feel paper, but I keep going!! It just takes me longer to do certain things. I am hoping that I will still be able to enjoy my hobby for many more years to come! If not, i guess the hubs will have to take over [LOL]... We are originally from Colorado, but are east coast transplants thanks to the Navy.

I have always been addicted to paper.Eeven when I was younger. I still think the best time of the year is when we get to buy new school supplies...LOL [sigh] if only the boys felt that way. I have stamped for as long as I can remember, but way back then it was to make the envelopes look cute for the hallmark the card and envie is stamped...I am even picky about what kind of postage stamps go on my cards...the flag and the liberty bell are not very flattering...yes, my post office hates me...

I started scrapbooking when Scott was still in the Navy and a friend of mine had a Creative Memories party...I HAD to buy something, so I bought a black album cuz way back then, black was not cool and so hard to find....that's where I met one of my dearest friends Latisha...and she started the whole stinkin' obsession!! so here I am today...addicted to paper and stamps...I love to stamp on my pages...I can not live without my alphabet stamps, flourishes and the journal-ling lines, by far the best invention for scrapbook pages....wish I would have thought of it! I look forward to sharing my work with you for the next few months!

And here is a sample of Chris' work......

Thanks for dropping by!
Alex and Melissa

Friday, May 29, 2009

Michele Kovack

My name is Michele Kovack. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for the last 16 years. I currently teach 5th grade and love it! I have two beautiful children, Cortney (14) & Kyle (12). They inspire me everyday! I also have a cutie pie Bischon/Poodle mix named Skippers. We rescued him from the shelter last summer and couldn't be happier that he is a part of our family.

I started scrapbooking about 14 years ago, shortly after my daughter's birth. We had been informed that she was visually, mentally and physically impaired. It was a lot to deal with, especially since it was our first child. I think scrapbooking became a creative outlet for me. It became a chance to express myself, whether it be grief or joy. It also made me treasure all of her milestones and accomplisments, and to focus on the positive! My son was born two years later, and he was such a character that I scrapbooked all the silly things he did! From scrapbooking, came the cardmaking/stamping end of it! I had so many supplies that it seemed ridiculous to buy a card from Hallmark. So my obsession with homemade cards began! I love making altered projects too now! I can't seem to throw anything away these days. I hoard it all, in hopes that someday I can "alter" it! : )

I am excited to be on this talented DT and can't wait for all the fun challenges ahead!

And here is a sample of Michele's work.....

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kathleen Hopperstad......

From now until June 6th, we will feature a Design Team Member complete with bio, photograph and sure to stop by often to see what we've designed to inspire your creativity!

Hi, my name is Kathleen Hopperstad and I'm addicted to paper crafting! LOL! Besides paper crafting I am a wife to Douglas Hopperstad. We just celebrated 19 years of marriage in May. We have 3 beautiful children, Rebecca-15, Nicholas-11, and Sam-9. I have a degree in hotel/restaurant management and worked in restaurants for many years. Then I went to work as a manager in an office.

When my middle child was born I had the opportunity to stay home with my children and I have loved it! Throughout my marriage I have been involved in something creative. I used to make fabric folk dolls, ornaments, and cut and painted wood shapes. I would pedal my wares at craft shows. I used to paint shapes and stuff doll bodies in my living room, at McDonald's playland while watching my kids, and wherever I went. Now I pretty much stick to paper crafts. My husband has been very supportive of my varied hobbies and just accepts everything that comes along with it. He even built me a beautiful craft room!

I started scrapbooking and stamping around the same time. My sister, Mary Jo, kept trying to get me to stamp and I resisted. The last thing I needed was another hobby! Well, I went to my first Stampin' Up! party, and like many others, I was hooked! I started scrapbooking when my daycare provider presented me with a simple scrapbook of my daughter when she left daycare.

I thought it was so precious seeing her years layed out in this form. Combining the two crafts, stamping and scrapbooking seemed natural to me. I started stamping in my scrapbooks from the start. I started with alphabet stamps and quickly graduated to making my own designer paper and diecuts! I love the unique look you can get by creating scrapbook pages with stamps.

Here is a sample of Kathleen's work....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Hi all!!! Melissa and I are thrilled to introduce to you the fabulously talented group of gals that will make up our Design Team for the next six months!!! I will tell you, it was difficult to choose since we received soooo many talented submissions from all over. If you did not get chosen, remember that we DO pick guest design team members each month from the submissions we receive for the challenges and there will be another DT call in six months or so! So, without further ado, here are the SSS gals:

Erin Bailey
Boni Boutelle-Jones
Kathleen Hopperstad
Regina Jones
Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen
Michele Kovak
Chris Severs
Pamela Young

All of their blogs are linked in the sidebar so please take the time to check out how creative these women are! We are thrilled to death that these talented ladies are on our team and just know that you are going to love everything that they create! So, now a little bit of detail for the upcoming challenges! Our first challenge will post on the 6th of June and will run for two weeks. We will have a fabulous sponsor that we will announce when we post the challenge! They have graciously agreed to provide a wonderful prize for the lucky winner of our challenge so you don't want to miss out!! And now, we would like to announce the winners of our blog candy. For the blog candy posted on Alex's blog, chose number #28 which is Tanya! Congratulations Tanya!! If you can please send us your addy, we will make sure your goodies get mailed to you right away! And, for the blog candy posted on Melissa's blog,
chose #9 which is Raindropecho! If you could also send us your addy, we will mail out YOUR goodies as well!! Congratulations ladies, we hope you enjoy your new stuff and will use some of it to create something for the first challenge! And, check back before the first official challenge as we have something fun up our sleeve to get you all warmed up and ready to go! Make sure you sign up as a follower if you have not done so, you don't want to miss out!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Hi all!!!! Welcome to Scrap and Stamp Saturday challenges!! We are Alex and Melissa, two passionate scrapbookers and stampers! We are so very excited to be starting this site and really hope that you will become a regular follower and challenge participant!!! As both avid scrapbookers AND stampers, we decided that it was time to have a site that brought these two creative mediums together and inspire creativity! Every other week on Saturday mornings there will be a new challenge listed with a different theme or project - the one thing that will always be a constant: both stamping AND scrapbooking MUST be included!! We have also lined up some fabulous sponsors who have graciously agreed to host their chosen challenge week and provide the prizes to some lucky winner! We are searching for EIGHT enthusiastic, talented scrapbookers and stampers who desire to share their creativity with others! International applicants are welcome to apply. Now for the details:



(1) Each DT applicant MUST have an active blog and make regular posts
(2) Submit five projects with the following themes:

- One 12x12 layout about yourself (this will help us get to know you better!)
- Project with Vacation theme
- Project with Summer theme
- Project with Special Moments theme
- Project with a Monochromatic theme

You can do any type of project you want, but keep in mind that each of the five submissions MUST clearly have both scrapbooking and stamping incorporated into it. Those that do not will not be considered. Be creative - show us what you've got!!!!

(3) Any prior DT experience and current DT experience should be included in submission
(4) Full name, geographic location, blog address, and any galleries where you upload your work
(5) A paragraph explaining why you want to be a part of the Scrap and Stamp Design Team

***All DT submissions should be emailed to and be received by Melissa and Alex no later than midnight, 15 May 2009. Those chosen will be notified no later than Saturday, 23 May. The first challenge will be held on 6 June, with all DT projects due in by midnight PST on the 4th.***


(1) Have submitted projects to us by Thursday at midnight PST prior to the challenge Saturday
(2) Arrange ahead of time if you have something scheduled that will prohibit you from participating in a given challenge. We know life happens! However, if you fail to notify us and miss two postings, you will be dropped from the team as it would be unfair to the rest of the team who IS participating
(3) Have your project and write-up for the challenge uploaded and posted on your blog by 10am EST. Your post should include links to the site as well as to your fellow DT members
(4) List the DT team on your blog on your sidebar and display the DT site blinkie


(1) You will receive a DT site blinkie to display on your blog
(2) The site will clearly display your name and a link to your blog
(3) The chance to share your creativity with others
(4) Meet new people and share ideas
(5) No compensation at this time except what our sponsors provide in the way of advertising their product. Any such provision will be mailed to the DT member well in advance of that challenge week.

We are very excited about this new endeavor and really hope that everyone who is interested will apply!!! We want a diverse team of talent, and we know you are out there!!!!