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, June 20, 2009

SSS - Birds and Butterflies Challenge!

Good Saturday morning all!
Thank you for joining us for the second Scrap and Stamp Saturday challenge! This week's challenge inspiration comes straight from this week's sponsor, Sweet and Sassy Stamps! The very talented Courtney Fowler has designed several digital stamp sets and graciously agreed to sponsor our Birds and Butterflies challenge! So, this week's challenge is to create a layout about outside and nature! Anything you want to do with outside - we can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Our design team has come up with some beautiful samples using the A Bug's Life stamp set so enjoy!











Well done team, well done!

Would you like to win the one of these fabulous digi stamps? Just upload your layout by 7:00 pm PST on July 2, 2009 and link it to this post! We will then draw a winner on Friday, July 3, 2009. That's it! We hope to see all of your fabulous creations soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009

And the winner is......

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Congratulations Sara Paschal! Please send your mailing information to and we'll get your winnings out to you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the June 4th challenge and be sure to stop back by first thing in the morning to check out what we've got in store for you this time!

Scrap and Stampin' Hugs,
Alex and Melissa

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Happy Saturday all!! Today is the very first ScrapandStampSaturday(SSS) challenge - WHOOOHOOO!! We are all VERY excited about this new challenge site, and really hope that we get lots of participation! Today's challenge is a really fun one - it's a theme-based sketch!! This sketch is one designed by our very own Pamela who is mega talented at making sketches and graciously offered one up for today!! The theme for the layout is summer - anything summer you want to do as long as (a) you use the sketch and (b) you use two stamps somewhere on your layout!! we are also very excited to announce our first sponsor: LIMELIGHT PAPERCRAFTS!!!!! Mandy has been fabulous to work with, and has such a great online store for all of your stamping and scrapbooking needs. I can honestly say that I spend a lot of time in that store and always find something I HAVE to have! Make sure you check out the store, you will NOT be disappointed!! And, to make it even better, Limelight is celebrating its first birthday so there are fabulous sales going on right now with discounts, specials, and deals! For our first challenge, Mandy put together this wonderful prize package for one lucky participant in this week's challenge. All you have to do is upload your link to Mr. Linky and next Friday Melissa and I will pick a winner!! Aren't these goodies just awesome??!! Here is what is included:
Basic Grey 6x6 Wisteria paper pack
Basic Grey Bling It Individual Rhinestone Squares - Silver/Diamond
Prima Painterly Petals - Urban Cosmos
Shimmerz Spritz - Concrete
Who wouldn't want to win this? So, you know what you have to do, right? Just make sure it's done by Midnight PST on Thursday June 19th since we will make the announce the following day. And of course, no challenge would be complete without some wonderful inspiration and these DT gals have it in spades - just look at these fabulous layouts!











Okay, you have probably heard enough from me now, so I will leave you to it!! We are soooo excited to see what you all do!!!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Regina Hudson Jones.....

Hi I am Regina Jones from Abbeville, AL. I am a SAHM to one very rambunctious 5 year old, Patrick, plus our fur babies, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 birds and fish. Sometimes it feels like a zoo, but it leads to some great scrap pages.

I have been scrapbooking on and off since high school but really came back to it around the birth of my son in 2003. I love to try new techniques and my style tends to change with my moods, but I love that because it keeps everything fresh and new. Scraping and stamping is my creative outlet, my "me" time, my stress reliever. I love that this obsession/craft can be all of those things but I can also preserve our family memories at the same time. My son is the main subject of my pages but I am trying to scrap more of my husband and myself so that Patrick will be able to know "who" we are as well. We all know kids don't pay attention to the details until later in

I am so excited to be on the Scrap and Stamp DT and I look forward to sharing my work with you.

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

Stampin' Hugs and Many Blessings,
Alex and Melissa

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Erin Bailey....

Hi, My name is Erin. A little over 5 years ago I attended my first Stampin' Up! workshop and was immediately hooked on stamping! I became a demo shortly after which works perfectly with being a part-time working mom of two busy little girls. After joining the blog scene a year ago, I have found new products and friends from around the world to stamp with. Luckily I have a husband who is growing more supportive of my hobby each day! I find it is the perfect way to relax after a hard day!

And here's a sample of Erin's work........

Are you as excited as we are for Saturday? Not only do we have an awesome set of designers with fantastic layouts, but we also have a prize package from a fabulous company that you won't want to miss!

Stampin' Hugs and Many Blessings,
Alex and Melissa

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pamela Young.....

I love stamps and started off stamping. My early scrapbook pages included stamping. But somewhere along the way, I stopped using them. There were just too many other fun things to use on my layouts. My stamps got neglected and were just piled on shelves. Not only did those I had just sit there, but I started collecting new stamps...stamps that I never used! A few months ago I decided that I was going to start using them again...I would make a consious effort to. And I have been doing pretty good with that. And you know what...I LOVE the layouts I make with stamps! Hopefully we can inspire you to use your stamps in scrapbooking too!!!

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

Have a good day!

Alex and Melissa

Monday, June 1, 2009

Boni Boutelle-Jones.....

My name is Boni Boutelle-Jones and I hail from Southwest Virginia mountains where I share space with my husband, my youngest son, and our two ferocious watch dogs Groucho and Zeppo; (my oldest boy is in the USMC stationed in Okinawa Japan). I started stamping about 12 years ago and it has been my Happy Place ever since. Not only do I love the instant gratification I get from completing a project in a small amount of time (see I work outside the home 55 hours a week) but I also love sharing a little bit of me with each project that I create. I started to seriously scrapbook about three years ago and have completed approximately 24 albums. What I love about scrapbooking is that I get to feel, remember and reflect on all the things in my life that truly matter and those things that keep me real, from the silly escapades of my children and pets, to the heartwarming and wrenching moments that make us who we are. But most importantly I love that I get to leave a legacy behind that will mean more than anything else that a person can leave. I am leaving a piece of me and how I was attached to you. And when I am not working or stamping and scrapping I love to read mysteries and sappy love stories, cook for my family and friends, watch Whose Line Is It Anyway with my son, and try to take good pictures. Please visit my blog at and leave me a note to say “hi” – I love meeting new people and truly enjoy sharing in others creativity and what inspires them.

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

The wait is almost over! Our first challenge will be posted this Saturday so stay tuned!

Have a good day!
Alex and Melissa