Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Here are a couple more frames I made. The first one I used Handdipped and Needlepoint paper from We R Memory Keepers. The ribbon is from Hang 10. The flower is a Bazzil Blossom. I made this frame for a friend's birthday. She is getting married in August and I wanted her to have a frame for a special picture of them.

The second frame I used Anna and Eva paper from the Dutch Girl line. I made this one for my niece's baptism gift. I am her Godmother and I feel so blessed to have another niece!

I enjoy making gifts for the ones I love. I feel so blessed with all the people I have in my life. You all mean so much to me...


Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Sunday blues...

**Warning, Warning - complete ramblings below**

I've got a case of the Sunday blues. The weekend is over already :-( I had intended to actually do some scrapbooking today and alas it is already 10:30 and it's almost too late to start a project. Anyone else get the Sunday blues?

Work has been so busy that I dread going in tomorrow - as I won't actually get a chance to do any work - I'm out of the office doing presentations tomorrow - all day. So to start out of the week - I'll be a day behind.

I was going to do so much today - clean the bedroom, the office, finish up my to do list for Scraploft - I was doing so good until late this afternoon. I just kinda fizzled out of gas - so Jack (the beagle) and I caught up on some afternoon television.

Having a DVR is great - love the convenience of it, but hate how easily to sucks up time. I realized two things tonight.
1.) I have over 15 episodes of Law and Order, 12 or so CSI Miami's, and over a dozen episodes of The Simpsons. AND 2.) I'll never catch up on my TV shows.

I watched from 4 in the afternoon until 9 or so. FIVE hours of TV. I'm ashamed. Wow - how easily I digress.

Okay - one other question - does anyone else sometimes feel like they have lost their scrapbook mojo? I'm in a slump. Anyone have any suggestions for how to get the mojo back?

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Arizona...here they come...

Today is the day my baby sister and her family are leaving to make big changes in their lives. They are heading southwest to eventually live in Arizona. Andy, my brother-in law is going to go to school down there. I'm proud of him. That's for sure. But my heart is sad right now too. I have seen my sister through a lot of things in her life. The ups and the downs. She has become a wonderful mother and a loving, supportive wife. I admire her for doing something I would never, EVER, be able to do. Move away. Plain and simple. I chose a college that was within driving distance. I don't live more than an hour away from any of our family memebers. Actually my brother lives up the highway a few miles. How funny.

I didin't get to see my sister much, maybe twice a month or so. But hey, she was within that hour away if I did want to see her. Now she will be thousands of miles away. I'm having more trouble with this than I ever thought. 2:30 this morning after doing some work on the computer, I finally got up the courage to read the letter that Missy wrote to me. The tears came flowing again. I cried myself to sleep. I think I am having the most trouble with not being able to see my niece and nephew. They will change so much. Grow so big. We are planning to go visit around Christmas time this year. I hope this will happen. I can't imagine not seeing them for any longer than that. I will miss birthdays. Parties that our boys have had weeks apart for 4 years. I know that school is only for 2 years at most, but I have this feeling they will stay down there longer.

I don't want Missy to feel guilty or me to sound like I am selfish. I am just going to miss them. Miss them terribly. I love you guys! Hugs and Kisses from our family to yours....


Just a personal thought today.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sassafras Lass is here!

The new Serendipity lines, Blue Boutique, and Scrumptious, from Sassafras are in at Scraploft! I haven't seen them yet, but I can already say Yummy! The colors are so pretty. I can't wait to see and BUY this paper!
~Jenn and Sarah

Thursday, February 15, 2007

7 gypsies

We have gotten some new products in at Scraploft. Stickers, stamps, and tags from 7 gypsies! How fun this stuff would be to use! Use the stickers to label your photos or to date a project. The self inking stamps are so fun to use too.

The new Serendipity line by Sassafraslass should be arriving soon! Keep your eyes open for Scraploft!


Monday, February 12, 2007

Banner Baby!

Our Banner is now up on Creating Keepsakes. It's at the top of the screen and it comes up randomly. Quite a coincidence I saw it at 3:30 this morning! Kind of awesome to see it finally live on the site. The daisy animation is super cute! Sarah did a spectacular job creating it, so I give her props right now. Go Sarah, go Sarah. You are such an awesome person and you know I love ya'! :)

I think my favorite word of late is awesome. Yes, totally 80s. Random share.

Seriously though, I am so excited to see if having our banner on CK will bring more traffic to Scraploft. We are going to try this way of advertising for a few months to see what happens. Hopefully good things!

**From Sarah: Check out the picture of our banner below

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A book for Ella

I have a new niece, Ella, who was born at the beginning of January. I made her brother, Jake, and album for a shower gift. I wanted to make one for Ella too. I decided to do it different this time around. Make it one where mom and dad can add whatever pictures they wanted. Not age specific. I had fun making this album. I got to use pink, black, and green! One of my favorite color combinations. Flowers and lots of ribbon too! I can't wait to see what pictures Amanda and Dave put in her album...

I used the Tickled Pink line by Three Bugs in a Rug. Love, love it!

Enjoy the pics...


We have paper racks!

We finally have racks for our paper. With our limited budget we were previously keeping our paper stocked in boxes and on shelves. Things were beginning to look a little messy in the office, so we needed to organize the paper. We got a steal on these racks so we couldn't pass them up. Everything looks so nicelly organized now. While we were pulling and organizing the papers we realized how much we really do have. It's crazy!

Over the next month or two we will have even more paper to add to our collection. Exciting! Keep checking back on us at Scraploft to see our new products coming in.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Believing in yourself.

While going through the blogging world tonight I found this quote on a blog. How perfect for us. What we are doing now in this adventure, huh Sarah?

"Believing in yourself is not just for you; it's for every person who has touched your life in a significant way and for every person your life will touch the same way five minutes from now, or five centuries from now."

Jaye Miller

You have to BELIEVE in order to ACHIEVE.

We rearranged the office on Friday night. We got some paper racks from our friend Suz. Thannk you, Suz! Prior to racks we were using boxes for our patterned paper. Taking the paper out of boxes made us realize how much we really do have. Therefore we will need to get even more racks. Once all was said and done, the office looks wonderful. Organized and clean. We even have a desk that both of us can comforably sit at. Pretty exciting!

I forgot to take pictures but will share as soon as I do...