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!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

the challenge...anything goes

Thanks for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge! The winner of the reflections challenge is Caro with this great layout! I love the teacup on the ribbon and all the flourishes. Congrats! Email me with your info.

This week we have another acrylic stamp set from Autumn Leaves offered by our Secret Sister Sponsor! A huge thanks again to whoever it was that sent me the fun prize box of goodies. (I will be posting a picture later today, I forgot to take a picture before dark.) So my camera is not comunicating with my computer again. Hopefully I will get it taken care of soon so I can get a pic up.

This week will be an easy challenge for you. I know the sketch from last week was a bit of a challenge for some, you still have a week to play along. This week 'anything goes' so go crazy with it, as long as it has at least one stamp.

As always the design team has really out done themselves. They are the BEST! Head over to their blogs to find out all the details!


Jowilna Lisa B. Vicky We really hope you will play along with us this time!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I would like to introduce you to all of the newest DT members.  I know it is a bit late, it has been a crazy couple of weeks with us all being sick around my house.  But hey, sometimes you have to wait for good things, right? I am thrilled for you all to get to know the newest team members.  We have got another wonderful group of talented ladies this time!  I am always amazed at the talent!

Esti Erasmus
I am 36 years young and in love with life! I’m married to my high school sweetheart and have an amazing 5 year old little girl. We live in Cape Town (sunny South Africa) and I am a work-from-home mom and business owner (unfortunately not scrapbookingJ). I am truly blessed in every possible way!

I have been a paper / stamp / glue / sticker / stationary fanatic since I can remember! I bought my first stamp in 1986 (a funky frog design - my daughter now stamps her projects with it!) and when I discovered Scrapbooking 11 years ago I found a place to live every dream I ever imagined – it was love at first sight (or shall I say first purchase. My scrapbook style is inspired by the product I work with and I LOVE playing around with stamps, sketches, different techniques and new toys. Browsing all the sites and blog-hopping is a favorite past-time for inspiration and to learn new techniques and ideas and meet scrap-buddies all over the world.

Scrapbooking plays a vital part in my life, it is my stress-release, relax-treatment and most importantly a legacy to my daughter…………..hope she has a BIG house to store all the albums one day.

Hi My name is Georgina Hefferman and I live in London, England. I'm very excited to be a part of this Design Team. I love to scrapbook and I've recently discovered card making too - I have a little bit of an obession when it comes to "collecting" stamps and so I'm looking forward to getting more use of them on my scrapbook pages as well as on my cards. 10 Random facts: My favourite colour is purple, I love cats, I think butterflies are pretty, my favourite show of all time is Little House on The Prarie, I work in the insurance industry, I teach line dancing, I collect a certain type of ceramic mice, I adore making cakes of all kinds, I'm learning to knit and I enjoy growing vegetables in my square foot garden! You can find out more about me and my crafts here:

I am Teresita, 33 years old, I have lived abroad for some years and then
I came back to the north of Italy in late 2009. i am Administrative Assistant during the day,
but then my creativity comes out!

I discovered Scrapbooking in 2008 in Brussels, and since then…I became scrap addicted!
Now I would spend more money in scrap stuff than in clothes!!

My style is I free, colourful, and even flashy sometimes.

I love making 12x12 layouts, but I am happy when I can make cards to offer, or little paintings to be hung.
My scraproom is a mess, but I could not work in a tidy corner. I need my Inspiring Chaos, let's say!

I often scrap myself, and since I do not have kids nor boyfriend at the moment!

You can hae a look at my works here:

I am a married mom of 4, three boys (Codie 16, Aidan 8, and Kieran 5) and one girl (Azelyn 3). I teach high school math and science. I live in Northern Ontario (near Sudbury).

I have been scrapbooking and stamping for 5 years now. I am a CTMH consultant but more as a hobbiest (it helps to pay for some of my supplies)

My blog is

My name is Vicky, 32 years old and I have been scrapping since 2003. Next to scrapbooking, I really love photography and travelling, so I always end up with a beautiful album about our travels. I’m married, but we don’t have kids. Instead, I have 6 pet rabbits, 5 of them live outside and one lives inside the house. His name is Speedy and I believe he’s a dog in a rabbitskin!

Ever since I’ve been in contact with scrapbooking, I’m very passionate about it. I used to work together with Kars, which is a craft wholesale company in the Netherlands and a couple of craft shops in Belgium. But I decided to start my own business with scrapbooking materials only. Scrapbooking is not so well known here in Belgium (well, at least not as in the States or the Netherlands) but I really do my best to share my passion with others. The shop is not my full-time occupation, I’m a teacher of English, history and geography in secondary school.

I have a (Dutch) blog, it’s ( I could do English posts as well!) There you can find most of my work. I’m a simple scrapbooker, I don’t tend to use a lot of embellishments and so, because my pictures are the main focus of my pages. I really try to use a lot of pictures on my layouts ever time. Ever since I've discovered your blog, I try to put at least one stamp on my layouts. I have so many stamps, and so I challenged myself to use them more often! I don't participate a lot on the blog lately, but I try to visit it regularly to get some inspiration.
Hi everyone! I have been married to my best friend, Mark for 22 years and I am a SAHM with 4 children & 6 cats. I am originally from Maryland, but have been in Pennsylvania for the last 15 years. I've always liked creating things, even as a child. I remember macrame plant hangers, pot holders(you know the ones made from loops of fabric), latch hook pillows, plastic canvas tissue boxes and so much more.

I attended a Creative Memories party MANY moons ago and have been scrapbooking and card making ever since. I've been a Close to my Heart Independent Consultant for over 4 years now and it is a joy to share my love of papercrafting with others! I started blogging in 2009 and one of my favorite parts of the day is when I can settle in with my laptop and coffee and "visit" my papercrafting friends to gain inspiration and share some love. I would describe my scrapbooking style as clean and simple. My other hobbies include reading (anything I can get my hands on), knitting and most recently, crocheting.

I am thrilled to be joining this *uber* talented DT, and I look forward to sharing my work with all of you :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scrap and Stamp Sketch time

Thanks Lisa for getting the post together today. I have lost a day somewhere this week. Because I was thinking today was Friday!?? We have been at the hopsital all week with my son, with all the pollen we have here he ended up with a sinus infection and then his asthma started. But he is all better now, but it has been a long week!

The prize this week is a cute journaling stamp set from Autumn Leaves!

The winner of the get punchy challenge is wintam! Congrats! Be sure to stop by wintam's blog and see the rest of this adorable baby book! Please email me with your address.

This week we have a sketch for you. The sketch is from Pencil Lines and our design team has done an inspirational job with their layouts!

Regina will be back soon with the winner from the Get Punchy Challenge on March 5. Along with the Design team intros . winner has been added at top and intros are scheduled to post in the morning.
If you finish your layout before Mr Linky is added - please put your direct link in the comment and we will get it added to Mr. Linky when it's posted. Inlinkz has been added...

Have fun with the sketch and remember to get out your stamps to use on your layout!!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Thanks for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge! The intros for our newest team members will be posted tomorrow. I ended up with a sick kiddo this week and about the time he got over it, I got it, so I got a little behind.

The winner of the 'black and white plus one more color challenge' is Cazro! Congrats! I love the big, bold flowers on this layout! Email me with your info, please. It has been brought to my attention that I missed picking a winner on a previous challenge so I will be figuring that out shortly. Just gotta make sure that one wasn't already picked and forgotten to be posted.

The prize for playing along with us in this challenge is a cute little chipboard mini album from Creative Imaginations. I love chipboard albums and this one would be a fun size to work with.

Our challenge this week will probably push you to really think. I know it did some of our team. But I hope you will take the challenge anyway. We want to see a layout about you, 'Reflections of you, right now' to be exact. If you are like I am you don't do enough pages about yourself. This will be a great one for our kids, grandkids, etc to get a feel of the real us one day. Don't forget the stamps!!

Now lets take a look at the design teams pages. They rocked this challenge!

Lisa B.




We hope you will play along with us on this challenge. I really can't wait to see what you have come up with.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thanks for joining us for another challenge here at Scrap and Stamp! We have lots to cover today!

First I would like to thank everyone for sending in those apps for the design team call. It is always so hard to narrow it down to just a few. I truly wish I could pick everyone. Please don't get discourages because you didn't make it this time, but honestly there is only so many spots to fill. I really hope that you will all send them in again for the next term.

Now I would like to introduce you to the newest members of the DT!

They will be joining the current members

Please give them a warm welcome! I can't wait for you to see all of their fabulous work! We will be introducing each of them during the week.

The winner of the 'year in review' challenge is Lisa. Congrats email me your address and I will get your goodies out to you!
I realized I forgot to post the winner of the 'love' challenge, sorry about that, the winner is tenabugg. Congrats please email me with your address and I will get your goodies out to you!
This weeks prize is a package of metal word fettie from Making Memories.

This weeks challenge is to "get punchy." You can use border punches, image punches, a hole punch, any kind at all, just have fun with it!

Now lets see what the fabulous design team came up with!

(next 2 pics more on her blog)


Lisa F. We hope you will join us for this challenge. You have 2 weeks to play along. And remember you still have a week to play along with the last one!