Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Framin' with Fruitcake

I created a couple of frames with the new Fruitcake and Dasher collections from Basic Grey. The frames are just basic wood frames from Michael's. I used Mod Podge to attach the papers to the frames. Embellish with holiday goodies and wala...a beautiful frame for that great holiday picture. Soon specific instructions for the larger frame will be available on our site!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Basic Grey is FINALLY here!

Basic Grey is finally here. I realize we are probably the last to get it -
but if you haven't bought it yet - now is the time. It is gorgeous.

is sophisticated, where Fruitcake is more playful. Blush litterally took me breath away. The pinks are warm and wonderful.
Be sure to check it out!

Thank you...

Thank you to all who ordered from us over "turkey weekend"! We hope you enjoy all of your wonderful goodies and come back to see Scraploft again soon. Also, a special thanks to Bonnie for mentioning our sale on her blog. I do believe we had a few people who came to see us because of you, Bonnie! So...THANK YOU!

Keep scrappin'...make those special gifts for the Holiday season!


Sunday, November 26, 2006

Story time...

I was looking through pictures of Matthew and Tyler together when Tyler was a baby. I had a specific reason I needed both of them together so I wanted a special one. This was it. It's hard to believe this was taken almost 3 years ago! I chose this one because of the way Matthew is looking at Tyler. The way he is holding his tiny fingers. It conveys to me exactly what I wrote about in the journaling. Safe. Matthew will always protect his brother. He does it every day. That is what a big brother is for, right? I had tears in my eyes when I ran across this photo our time flies.

I used papers and chipboard pieces from Cosmo Cricket's Storytime collection. I love the colors in this collection. So bright and perfect for childhood photos. Enjoy!

Friday, November 24, 2006

The Christmas Season is here...

Okay - so it's only the Friday after thanksgiving - but Jenny and I are shopping the day away today. We are meeting at 4:45AM and doing the traditional Kohl's run. We will probably spend the most time here, but we will also hit Burnsville Mall, Target, KidsRUs. I mainly purchase for the kids on these sprees as I have 4 nieces and nephews to buy for - plus it's always fun to shop with a friend.

To kickoff the season here's a Christmas layout! It's done using the new Scenic Route Paper - fun and easy too.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have plans for a wonderful turkey day! Both Jenny and I have a lot to be thankful for. So - in turn we would like to thank you for being wonderful customers, because without you we wouldn't be able to have a store!

So starting on Thursday November 23rd through Sunday November 26th we are offering 40% off your total order! This is an unprecedented sale - but we want to show how much we appreciate your patronage! Just type "turkeyweekend" into the coupon code box on the View Cart page.

These sales are in addition to our already low prices.
This sale excludes gift certificates and previous purchases

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day everyone! I hope everyone will stuff themselves silly today! I know I will...I can't wait. We are heading over to my mom's place. Bringing the veggie dish and relish tray. Easy stuff...thank you, Mom! Safe travels to those who are traveling. Safe cooking to those who are cooking. Everyone...good eats!


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I've been tagged!

I have been challenged to some post goes...

1) My worst habit would be biting my lip. I bite the inside of my mouth when I am nervous or bored. Yes it's weird, but that's why it's my worst habit.

2) My best feature... a hard one. Hmmm. Maybe my silly personality. Though I have been known to be so sarcastic that some people can't tell when I am joking or serious. Maybe I need to grow up...nah!!

3) What I like most about my significant other? Joe is a caring person. I don't give him enough credit most days. I do love this about you, Joe. Thank you....

4) If I could travel anywhere where would I go? I would love to go back to Ireland. I loved it there. The people are the most kind hearted people I have ever met. I want to go back with Joe. That is someday. Maybe more apt to happen is I would love to visit my friend, Pieps, in Idaho. She just got engaged! Congratualations, Pieps! I need to check out the 1 carat ring she got!

5) What do I admire most about a dear friend I have? I have this friend who is not afraid of my goofy ways. Though we don't see each other as much as we used to, we talk often. Our lives have become busy over the last few years with our kids and all, but we still make time to catch up. She continues to be someone I can laugh with. So, please don't let her ever grow up!

Those are my answers.

Keep an eye out for the great deal this weekend....


Blog Challenge!

So I was catching up on my blog reading - and came across Bonnie's blog challenge - this one for some reason was interesting to me... so here we go!

1- Your worst habit?
I have a hard time letting things go. This often is something that I have no control over. It's just my obsessive compulsive side of me coming out.
2- Your best feature:
Hmmm.. what do I like. I really like my nails - but I'm not sure that is a feature. I would say my hair - although not lately. Sometimes I fight it - and sometimes it wins :-)
3- What you like most about your significant other/spouse?
His personality - he is so kind and sweet - sometimes I forget what a gem I've got.
4-If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
I would travel to someplace tropical like Hawaii - I've been to Hawaii and loved every moment. I would love to go back!
5- What do you admire most in a dear friend you have?
I have a dear friend who is always there for me. She's there for me for the good times (finding a new job - buying my house) and the bad times (dealing with difficult people, and being there for me when I hated my job). Unfortunalty I don't see her often - but when we get together it's like no time has passed.

Anyway - these are great questions - and so I now tag Jenny to hear her responses!!

Okay - back to the scrapbook stuff! Be on the lookout for some great deals for this weekend - and when I say GREAT - I mean GREAT - we are going to have a huge blowout sale for Friday through Sunday - so be sure to be signed up for our newsletter. By registering - you won't miss out on any of the great deals we are having! Click here to register.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

More new Products!

Buxom from the Peasant collection.
Cotton Throw from the Homemade collection.

Another package arrived at Scraploft today! We have received some BEAUTIFUL paper created by We R Memory Keepers. Don't these papers just make you want to say, Yummy! The Homemade and Peasant collections from Urban Window are now available for sale at I still cannot figure out how to link pictures to the website and such. So pictures will be available later on the blog here. However, the pics are on our site, so come check out the pretty paper!


Monday, November 13, 2006

Scenic Route is here!

I just wanted to let you know that the *new* Rockland - Scenic Route paper is here. Take my word for it - it is better in real life than on the web.

The letter stickers are currently backordered - I'll let you know the ETA on these great stickers as soon as I know.

Be on the lookout for a few other new items this week...(psstt.. I will give you a hint - it's from We R Memorie Keepers - can you guess?)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

weekend for inspiration

This weekend was full of inspiration for me. On Friday Sarah and I went to the MWSA convention in St. Paul, MN. We sported the scraploft t-shirts that Sarah made. Thank you to Bonnie for the pictures! So many scrapbook vendors out there. Some local, some from other states. The convention was smaller than the two previous years I was there. It's hard to say why. Probably cost. It is expensive to have a booth at a convention like that. If all picks up and goes well for us, maybe next year. Speaking of money, it wasn't hard for me to find things to spend money on. I found some great goodies at Rusty Pickle and some great paper at Mementos. Sarah did too... we both admitted that we continue to have paper addiction!

Saturday was the arts and craft fair at Cantebury Park. A day with Sarah, my mom, my sister, and my niece. So many more talented people out there. Lots of jewelry places. Pretty jewels-bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and watches. I found the watch lady that I love to buy from and bought another watch from her. It's kind of funky, but I love it. There was a embroidered and felt picture that I really wanted. Actually the quote is what I loved about it. "I will always be a wild flower." It fits me. I am not one to conform easily. I am my own person. That is me. I didn't end up buying the picture because of the price. But the quote has inspired me to do a "me" page. covered in flowers!
Today my sister hosted a stamping party. We made some cards and a tin. I got to emboss for the first time. Can you believe I have never embossed before? I was too scared. It was fun though. I'll have to try it on some pages of mine soon. It was good to see my grandma again too.
Inspiration is everywhere around you. Whether it me color, design, layout, etc. Take something and remake to be your own. That's what a lot of my scrapbooking is. I use layouts to inspire my work. Be inspired, have fun with your art!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

A few cards

Sorry that it is has been so long since I blogged! Life has been busy. Work has been crazy. Same ole' story. are a couple of cards I made with the Crate Paper that we have at the store. So simple, but still lot's off fun.

This card was made with the Cowgirl Crate Paper and some misc. brown paper. All it is is four hand drawn petals glued together with a circle. Pretty easy!

Here's another Crate Paper card. This one is made with the Twirl Collection.

Lastly - here's a preview of what Jenn and I will be wearing to the Midwest Scrapbook Convention tomorrow! What do you think? Hope to see you there!

One last reminder: SassaFras Lass is 20% on sale starting tomorrow. This is GREAT paper - be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


ok, so you need to get out in vote if you can. It is part of our freedom to be able to vote for those who serve our city, county, state, and country. So please, vote. Your vote CAN make a difference. A difference in the future of our country as a whole...


Monday, November 06, 2006


Ok. I really wanted to post halloween pictures last week, but it got busy around here again. Matthew was the Incredible Hulk and Tyler was Spider Man. Tyler wore his mask everyday for for two weeks before Halloween. So he was ready. It ended up being a chilly night, so we went down the street next to us and came back up our street. Sarah and I found out that the big hit of the night was not the it was ringing the doorbell! The boys had a couple arguements about who would do that, but they eventually learned to take turns. We came back and had chili with the fixins. The chili warmed me
up after being in the cold!

I can't wait to scrap these pics! They are so fun...


faxing...a simple thing?..apparently not!

ok. so I admit it, my brain is losing a few cells each and every day. Some days a more than other though. As I realized today. So, here's the story...I faxed an order in to Scenic Route Paper Company on October 16th. I then sent a follow up email asking them for estimated shipping date and backorder info if there was any. I didn't receive a reply back so I called. Still didn't hear back, so I emailed again. Finally Sarah called, and THEY DIDN'T EVEN RECEIVE OUR ORDER. Mind you we just found this out last week. Two weeks after the initial fax...

I refaxed the order this morning and went about my day. About 10:30 this morning there was a message on the Scraploft phone from Scenic. They still didn't get our order! ok, I was peeved. I thought there was something wrong with my BRAND NEW fax machine! I called her back and she told me that they would get my fax with my name on it, but the pages were blank. She asked me if I was putting the paper in the right way! Duh, why would I put them in the wrong way? I said I would go home, try again, and call her right away as follow up. Well, I turned the pages the opposite way of what I was doing before, "just in case" (wink here). I called Scenic and the fax arrived! Yes, it was successful! But, I felt a little stupid. Because, yes I had put the papers in the wrong way for the previous two faxes. Duh!!!! So, thank you to Teri at Scenic for setting me straight on the super tech highway!...