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!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

the winner is...

Kristin Perez for the non traditional supply challenge! Congrats! Please email me at with your addy so we can get your prize out to you! You can see more of Kristin's work HERE! Thank you everyone for playing along with us!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The newest team members!

If you are looking for the newest challenge check HERE please!
Thank you everyone for being so patient with us. This is truly the hardest part! It is so hard to choose just a few out of all the fabulously talented people that apply for the team. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for trying out! I truly wish that I could have picked everyone! I do hope that all of you will apply again for the next term.  There is so much talent out there! 

Now I would like to introduce you to our newest team members! They all have a style of their own so I know you will all be dazzled by them too! Please give a warm welcome to the six newest DT members.

They will be joining the current design team members

Regina Jones

Here is a little bit about each of them.

Jowilna Nolte

Jowilna started her paper journey officially in about 2000 as a shop assistant in a specialty paper store in Sandton, Johannesburg. Whilst she has been playing with paper and creating her own masterpieces at home for friends and family since the age of 10, the shop environment added the vast knowledge of handmade and imported paper as well as the common commercial types of paper. She also started teaching card making, stamping and altered art in store at the time.

Traveling abroad to trade shows like Paperworld in Frankfurt, Germany and CHA in America gave her an even broader insight into paper and its many uses. This prompted a keen interest in stamping, especially in the craft industry where scrapbooking seems to be her favourite. She gained a lot of knowledge of the industry and was fortunate enough to spend time with the owners of Ranger Industries at their premises making the journey even more significant.

She has since gone on to be editor of two scrapbooking and craft magazines as well as being a contributing editor to several other craft magazines. She has realized her dream of working in publishing while sharing her passion and knowledge of stamping, card making and scrapbooking. Her work has been published extensively in local magazines and on the internet as well as in international publications such as Somerset Studios, Take Ten magazine, and Catch Up Issues. Her love for publishing and sharing ideas, tips and techniques shifted her onto another career path and saw the publication of her first book in 2008. She is currently working on a second book due for release in late 2010 with many more in the planning stage.

Scrapbooking has been a natural extension of her love for card making and stamping that also accommodates her love and passion for photography. She currently teaches regular classes and hosts workshops around the country that mainly focuses on different techniques and stamping, and how to incorporate them into your scrapbooking and card making. She also keeps herself occupied by writing online articles for Scrapcouture. Her motto seems to be really simple – Don’t sweat the small stuff when it comes to crafting. It has to be quick, easy and fun!

Desiree Havenga
My name is Desiree Havenga (a real Afrikaans-pronounced surname). I live in Humansdorp (Eastern Cape), South Africa.

I am married to a farmer and have 3 daughters (16, 14, 8). I work half days and use the afternoon to drive them all over. When it's time for them to go to bed, it's my time to go to "MY table". I'm also a enthusiastic photographer. I love to "take" and "make" the photos.

I've been making cards for a long time, but only started scrapbooking about a year ago when a friend asked me to scrap her wedding album. Since then, I've become totally addicted.

Paola Bertella
Hallo, my name is Paola , I live in Italy and I'm a scrapper since 2002. In that period in Italy Scrapbooking was not well known, so I bought materials from the USA..... perhaps that's why I love the American Scrap style and I always follow the American market and websites!

I have worked in the Italian scrap world since 2004 when I became a teacher and designer ; I've also created a CD interactive tutorial in the Italian language (the first one!!) named "Corso base di scrapbooking", I have designed a complete line of paper and I have published some booklets and articles on Italian magazines.

I've been one of the teachers for the three editions of "Scrapbooking italian cruise".

I teach scrapbooking classes around Italy and you can see my classes catalog on my website

Beside scrapbooking, I have 2 daughters of 16 and 13 and a husband, I work in the Marketing Office of an Information Technology Company and my passions are photography and travels.
My pages tell about my family and my travels... I love paper and cardstock and my best embellishments are stamps and chipboards.

Patricia Folchert
First off let me say that I am an admitted scrapaholic. Combine that with the fact that I have been stamping for 20+ years and you can see why this site is a perfect fit for me. From my first real layout in 1998 scrap booking has been a growing passion of mine. It is my preferred creative outlet because it combines so many of my favorite things: family, photographs and no boundaries art. Scrap booking allows me to express myself artistically with no rules or limitations. Having always been artistically inclined I also like rubberstamping, card making and other altered art. I have enjoyed teaching local scrap booking and rubberstamping classes in the past and I am so excited to be doing that again currently.

After spending twenty years working outside of the home, as an administrator I am ecstatic to now be a stay at home mother. designing from home. I have been blessed with a husband that fully supports my creative endeavors, Scott, who offers constant love and support. I have also been blessed with two amazing children, my 15-year-old daughter- Aspen and my 16-month-old son- Gabriel. My life has been a roller-coaster ride to get to this point, with one shining theme of hope weaved throughout. God and family are my driving forces and they are my endless source of inspiration.

I am very excited to be a part of the Scrap & Stamp team and look forward to creating with you!
Edleen Abdul

Hi! My name is Edleen and I'm from Singapore.
I'm a Wife and Mother to 4 Beautiful children.
I had my first camera as a teenager and has loved photography since.
I enjoy scrapbooking especially documenting captured moments.
I'm a full time SAHM. Sometimes I teach at my LSS where I'm a Resident Designer and also at private events.
I enjoy scrapbook shopping (who doesn't?) and often find myself at the stamps section.
They're just so nice!!!
It's great to be part of the Team and hope you'll join us all in the upcoming challenges :)

Lisa Foust
I am a mother of a 3 year old who keeps me on my toes and who I take pictures of daily. My husband is in the Coast Guard and we recently moved from the Virgin Island to Alaska. We LOVE the cold weather in Alaska. I love being able to create layouts and cards daily. I started scrapbooking over 10 years ago when I made a 50th wedding anniversary album for my grandparents and haven't stopped. I love all the new products and definitely use stamping on my layouts almost every time I make one now. I'm excited to be on the team and can't wait to share layouts using stamping!!

The challenge...

Thank you for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge! We loved seeing all the things you added to your pages last week, thanks for daring to!

This week we have a fabulous tutorial on Debossing by Pamela Young. So be sure to go to the previous post to learn all about it!

Now the challenge this week is to use Debossing with at least one stamp! I had never done it before but it was really fun and not that hard at all!

This week we have GCD Studios as our sponsor. I love GCD papers! Be sure to head to their blog and see what all is going on.
The winner will receive the a Canta paper pack from GCD Studios. It has foiled papers, glitter papers, dicut papers plus tags and glitter alphas.

Now lets see what the design team has come up with for this fun challenge.



We hope you will play along with us this week! Please link your new layout here by Friday, April 30th at 11pm EST. Happy Crafting!

Debossing Tutorial!

Hi everyone, Pamela here, coming at you with the technique for the month here at Scrap and Stamp: Debossing! Are you saying "What's that?" Well, I am glad you asked...let me walk you through it. :)
Start with a piece of paper a little bigger then whatever stamp you want to use. I chose to use a die cut that I cut with my Slice. Other supplies you need:
embossing powder
heat gun
Versamark pad, or some kind of embossing or craft pad

1. Ink your die cut/piece of paper with your embossing pad.

2. Make sure you have a scratch piece of paper behind your die cut, then pour embossing powder over the whole thing. You want to make sure the whole area is covered, so don't be afraid to pour a lot, you will not lose any--you can just pour it back in the container.

3. Lift your piece of paper up. It may be helpful to use a tool to slide under it. Then lightly tap excess powder off and set aside. If it doesn't look perfect, don't worry you won't be able to tell after adding several layers.

4. Pour your excess powder back into your container.

5. Using your heat gun, heat emboss your piece. I usually hold the heat gun about 2-3 inches away from what I am embossing. Smaller pieces of paper are harder to work with. I recommend when embossing it with your heat gun that you hold the gun directly above the cardstock, and not at an angle...this will keep it from moving all over the place while you are trying to heat it. You can also use a tool to hold it in place, but remember to not use your fingers, it gets very hot.

6. Let it cool for a minute and then start again. Using your embossing pad, cover your piece again.

7. Poor on your embossing powder.

8. Heat.

9. Repeat this process several more times. If you use Ultra Thick embossing powder, then it may not need as many layers. I just used regular embossing powder and I embossed 5 times. I usually emboss 5-6 times when doing this technique.

10. Immediately after your last emboss, while enamel is still hot, stamp your image in it.

There you have it! If it didn't turn out how you worries, just add another layer of embossing powder and melt it all together and try again. :)

Here's the layout I created:

Can't wait to see how you use this technique on your layouts!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

the winner is....

Well actually we have 2 winner to announce today.  Somehow I missed posting the winner for the sporty challenge...
The winner of the sports challenge is anne g-i with this fabulous layout!  Congrats!  You can see more of Anne's work HERE.  Please email me with your addy and I will pass your info on to Lacey at Stamp and Create.

The winner of last weeks sketch challenge is Scossie Jane with the gorgeous layout!  Congrats!  You can see more of Scossie Jane's work HERE!  Please email me and I will let you know how to claim your prize from The Stamping Boutique.

The challenge...

Thank you for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge! You all did a fabulous job last week with the sketch!

This week we have a fabulous sponsor, Gauche Alchemy! Know if you haven't seen there kits you really need to go check them out. They put together fun kits with all sorts of goodies in them, from little toys to book pages and anything else you can probably think of. So head over to the Gauche Alchemy store. They also post some cool tutorials and such on their blog.
Someone will win a Wholey Sheet kit. This photo is just some of what comes in it.
The challenge this week is to use a non-traditional scrap item on your pages. Which basicly means anything that you didn't buy in the scrap It can be aluminum foil, coffee filter, tissue paper, wall paper, tree bark, anything at all. As long as it isn't something that you would normally use on a page. It can be a little or alot . What can your imagination come up with? Now if you are worried about things not being acid free you can use archival spray or don't let it touch your pictures. I know this will be more of a challenge for some than others, but that's what it is all about right?
And remember your layout must contain at least one stamp.
Gauche Alchemy sent the design team some goodies to play with as well. Please take a moment and check out every ones layouts.




We hope you will take us up on this weeks challenge! I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Please link your new layout here by Friday, April 23rd at 11pm EST.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Let's get Sketchy...

Happy weekend everyone!! It's time for another fun challenge!
Regina will be back later with the winner from last week's challenge. But she is headed for a night of fishing, so she asked me to do the post this week.

You still have a few days to enter to be on the design team! Be sure to check all the detail HERE, but hurry the deadline is in 2 days!

Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique...

Their store is filled with fun Digital and Rubber stamps!! Make sure to check them out.!

They have provided a great prize for this week's winner, 5 digis of the winners choice.!

We have a fun sketch for you this week!!

The sponsor provided the DT with digital stamps to play with (personally, I had a hard time choosing my stamp...they were all so adorable)!!
Check out what the design team came up with using both the sketch and the sponsor's stamps...




Now it's your turn!! We would love to have you play along! Just remember that you must use at least one stamp on your layout...and it must be a layout (no cards will be entered into the drawing for the prize).

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, April 9, 2010

the winner is....

I almost forgot to post the winner of the recipe challenge. Oops! The winner is Kristin Perez with this fab layout! You can see more of Krisin's work HERE! Congrats! Please email me at the addy in the sidebar and I will let you know how to claim your prize!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A sporty challenge...

Thanks for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge! If you haven't seen our DT Call be sure to check it out! We are looking to add to our team!
This week we have Stamp and Create as our sponsor! Be sure to check our the Stamp and Create store you will surely find something you must have! Here is what Lacey has to say about her store....
Stamp and Create is an on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags n' Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Kraftin'™ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!!

I am always adding new items to the store so check it out at
This week Wags 'n Whiskers is having a Blog Hop and Release. The release is full of fun sporty images from our newest artist Cris de Lara! Come check out the fun!
One lucky participant will win a 12x12 Basic Grey Origins paper pack and a Wags n' Whiskers "lets play" stamp of their choice! Wow! What a prize!!
Wags n' Whiskers blog to see all of the new sporty stamps!
Lacey was so sweet and sent the design team some of the new stamps to play with! Please take a few minutes to check out what the design team did this week! You should go and check out the




We hope you will have a chance to play along with us this week! Please link your new layout here by Friday, April 9th at 11pm EST! We hope you have a Happy Easter!!!

The challenge this week is for you to do a layout about a sport or outdoor activity with at least one stamp!