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, December 19, 2009

A Christmasy Challenge....

Thank you for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp Saturday challenge. This will be our last challenge for 2009. We wanted to let all the fab design team to spend the holidays with their families without the worries of DT work and of course all of you as well! We hope that you all have a wonderful Holiday filled with family and friends!

The challenge this time is to show us a Christmas layout, altered or mini! Of course if you do not celebrate Christmas we aren't leaving you out, just show us your holiday celebration!

Our sponsor is the wonderful Making Handmade Cards! Jo and Claire were so generous and gave each of the design team the "Funky Christmas" ekit to work with. You can see a glimpse of this ekit HERE. Guess what?? One participant will win this packed full ekit as well! If you haven't seen their ekits before be sure to go HERE and check out all the other gorgeous kits they have! Don't forget to sign up for the Making Handmade Cards newsletter too. You will get a free ekit just for signing up!

Now on to the design teams beautiful creations. Some of us used just embellies from the kit and some of us used papers too! There are so many used for these kits. They are not just for cards!!! Our very talented Shirley made cards and they were so beautiful so I had to share them too!









We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years! Have a safe and fun holiday and we hope that you will take a little time for yourself to play along with us! You will have two weeks this time so your wonderful creations are due by Friday, Jan. 1st, 2010 at 11pm EST!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The winner is....

Rene' Sharp! Congrats Rene' please contact me at and I will let you know how to claim your prize! You can see Rene's adorable layout HERE!

Thank you everyone for joining us last week. We know it is a busy time and we really appreciate it! If it wasn't for you all I would be talking to myself each week! LOL!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The challenge...

Thanks for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge! It is hard to believe we are so close to Christmas! I am not even close to being ready...what about you? So I am going to get right to!

Since this is the season of family and gatherings that is what we want to see. All you need to do is scrap a gathering (any type will do) and use at least one stamp!

Creations by Penny is our fabulous sponsor this week! If you haven't been by Penny's shop you should stop by and see her adorable designs!

Here are the fabulous design teams "gatherings" layouts! They amaze me each and every week with their beautiful creations!

We know it is a busy time of year but we hope you will have a chance to play along with us this week! Please link your new layouts here by Friday, Dec. 18th at 11pm EST!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The winner is....

Rowena! You can see Rowena's fabulous layout here! Please email me at with your address!

Congrats!!! Thank you everyone for playing along with us last week!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's All About You or Me.....the challenge

Thank you for another fabulous Scrap and Stamp challenge! Now that the Christmas Holiday season is in full swing and we are hustling and bustling about to find the perfect gift for that someone special, we thought we would take a moment to share a little about what makes us special! And we definitely have a team full of special gals right here!

The challenge this week is "All About Me: With at least one stamp." If you are like me most of my scrapbook pages hold pictures of other people and their triumphs and stories. Very seldom do we get to see the person behind the camera and the face of all that special handwritten journaling. Now is your chance. We want you to do a page totally about you. It can be when you were little or big, about what makes you tick, heck we'll even take what makes you sick LOL We just want to know you and what better way than for you to take the opportunity to leave a little bit of you on a page.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Say It With Letters! If you haven't been to the store be sure to stop by and check out all the wood letters, chipboard and more. Be sure to stop by the craft blog and say Hi!!

One lucky participant will receive an 8 inch Mixed letter spelling "Jolly" in our chunky and cute Swedish Fish lettering style. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL RECEIVE UNFINISHED LETTERS. PHOTOS SHOWN ARE EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU CAN CREATE. A $20.00 value.

So before you run off to create a fabulous layout for this weeks challenge be sure to check out the design teams wonderful creations!






We can't wait to see what you create for this week. You have until Friday, Dec 11th at 11pm EST to link us to your new creations!

The winner is.....

is Caro! Congrats Caro please email me at with your address and I will see about getting these yummy stamps out to you! You can see Caro's beautiful layout here!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Traditions challenge...

Thanks for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge! We hope you all had a wonderful Thankgiving this week filled with family and friends! We thank you all for taking the time to play along with us during such a busy week!

The challenge this week is "fall traditions with at least one stamp." We all have traditions that we carry on with, so we want to see them large and small! Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bunny Zoe's Crafts! If you haven't been to the Bunny Zoe's store be sure to stop by and check out all that Nikki offers.

One lucky participant will get a gift voucher for 15 pounds!

So before you run off to create a fabulous layout for this weeks challenge be sure to check out the design teams wonderful creations!






We can't wait to see what you create for this week. You have until Friday, Dec 4th at 11pm EST to link us to your new creations!

The winner is...

is Daphne'! Congrats Daphne' please email me at with your address and I will see about getting these yummy stamps out to you! You can see Daphne's beautiful layout here!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A sketchy challenge....

Thanks for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge. We hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! We always love seeing all of your wonderful layouts! This week we have a sketch for you from our very own Pamela! You can flip it or whatever you would like as long as we can tell you used the sketch and at least one stamp!

Our Sponsor this week is Unity Stamp Company! Be sure to stop by the Unity store to see the newest releases.
We have a full sheet of the beautiful Le Chic Boutique rubber stamps, one wood mounted rubber stamp, ink pad, plus 6 sheets of 12x12 pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket and Jillibean Soup.
Now it is time to see what the design team came up with! And it is the debut of our new design team so you get lots of inspiration today!
We hope you will join us this week and show us your take on the sketch. You have until Friday, Nov. 27th at 11pm EST.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The winner is....

Kathy! Congrats Kathy please email me at and I will let you know how to claim your prize! You can see Kathy's layout HERE along with all her other beautiful creations!

Thank you everyone for playing along I hope you will join us again this week!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Meet the new DT members....

It is time for the announcement everyone has been waiting for!

First I would like to say thank you to everyone who applied to be on the design team. I so wish that I could have chosen each and everyone of you. I really hope that you will apply again the next go around. This was truly a tough decision to narrow the pool down to just six. After several days of blog hopping and hopping again it was finally time to decide. I am honored to introduce you to the new members of the Scrap and Stamp team. We are completely thrilled to have them with us. You all are in for a treat with their beautiful work!

They will be joining the existing team of

Here is a little intro from each of them. You can click on their names to go directly to their blogs!

Hollie Smallwood

Hey everyone! My name is Hollie and I am from Kentucky.
I am 26 years old, been married for almost 2 years. No kids, two nieces, two
nephews, two dogs, one husband.... that's enough for me! LOL
Right now I am working at a bank and taking some college courses. I hope to be
an Elementary teacher one day, like my mother was.
I have been scrapping for about 7 or 8 years(?) My scrappin' style is very clean
and simple. I like bold colors and bold patterns. I don't overcrowd my pages
with embellies, I like the pictures and the papers to be the main focus.
And I am thrilled to be a part of this team! I look forward to working with all
these talented ladies and I hope to inspire and to be inspired.

I am a 25-year-old stay at home mom to my 3 year old son, Travis I have been married for 5 years to my husband Michael. We live in Murray, KY and love it here! My husband served in Iraq in 2007 and was finally able to get out of the Marines in December 2007. After the first few years of our marriage being separated during so many deployments, we were finally able to be a complete family: living, sleeping, eating and occasionally fighting together. Which brings me to my favorite thing to do to get away from the madness! My craft room! I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years now. I absolutely love the sense of accomplishment it brings to my life. I bought a Cricut E in Feb 09 and I have recently taken up making cards and other odds and ends craft projects. I think this has caused me to develop crafting ADD. I can't seem to stick to one type of project. I have so many going at one time. I enjoy crafting, scrapbooking, card making, creating SVG files for SCAL and digital stamping!

Cariena Basson
(in the middle)

My name is Cariena Basson, and I am from Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. I am 37 years old, married to a great husband, and I have 3 four pawed, barking kids!! I started scrapbooking July 2007 after I realised I needed a hobby - I was just working all the time. Little did I know that I was opening the door for an OBSESSION!! I do mixed media. altered art, collage, cardmaking and of course Scrapbooking! I am addicted to stamping - I buy stamps just to look at them - I REALLY love stamping. Any stamps. Arty, cute, old, new, woodmounted, unmounted, clear , foam, I LOVE THEM!! In real life I am a financial advisor - I do alot of Health Insurance. I am a Type 1 diabetic and have been for 20 years, so health insurance is very important to me. I live on a farm and I love it. I don't have favourite companies - I love them all!! BUT, I do think Ranger's products are super!!! I am very excited to be on this design team - I love all the ladies' work and can't wait to learn alot from them!!

I work out of the house running my On Line Stamping Store . I am married to a wonderful, funny man and I have 2 beautiful children; my 7 year old daughter Ansley and my 5 year old son Ryan. We live in Sunny (and usually hot) South Florida.
I enjoy scrapbooking as well as card marking. I love anything "cute" and mostly outline images that can be watercolored. I also love participating in challenges.
I have been stamping for almost 3 years. My hobby became my obsession. So my obsession because my business. I now own an on line store called Stamp and Create and co-own Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps with Nikki Fairbairn. Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps are designed after mine and Nikki's children and our furry pets.

I have been scrapbooking for almost 5 years now. Only recently did I have time to pursue this hobby further. To me, scrapbooking is the culmination of all the different types of crafts that I love. I find that over the years, my style has changed and evolved with the different types of materials available in the market. I’m more into layering and cutting compared to colour blocking in the past.

I teach SB in schools around Singapore as well as our LSS, Laines Papeterie, and am also a DT member for our local SB forum, Groovie Cover Girls.

I also volunteer at several institutions for children, like the Pathlight school for autistic children, Rainbow Children’s Home for the less privileged children.

I love to try and experiment different things when scrapbooking. I especially love doing altered art and using non scrapbooking materials such as bird cages, fabric, pearls, even candle holders are fair play for me!

Besides scrapbooking, I bake cakes and make my own bags too!

Thank You!

Isolde Pyncket

Hi here,
I'm one of the new members of the DT here.
Let's see, what can I tell about myself. Always difficult, isn't it :-)?

Well, my name is Isolde Pyncket. I'm a 30 year old who lives in Ieper. That's a nice, historical town in the West part of Belgium.
I'm together with my boyfriend Eric for almost 6 years now.
I work as a teacher in a primary school. I teach grade 3 and 4 (kids are 8 - 9 years old). I love teaching them. It's great to see how they learn new stuff and it's even better to see how they enjoy learning new things.

In June 2006, I was looking in the library for a book about crafts. Suddenly I found a little book with the title 'Creative with Photos'. I took it with me and while I was looking through it, I felt the urge to try it too. A week later, I found a shop not to far from my home and bought lots of stuff. Since that moment, I'm totally addicted to scrapbooking. My favourite brands are Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, American crafts, ... Everything with lots of colour.

If any of you have a question for me, don't hesitate to ask. I have my own blog too. It would be great to see you there too.

Please take a moment to give them all a warm welcome. We are so excited they are a part of the team here at Scrap and Stamp. I am sure they will WOW you with their scrapbooking, I know they did me!