Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Well I know that it has been forever since I've blogged and I'm sorry - life has been crazy.

As most of you know I recently turned 30! Yup - the big 30. My husband and sister in-law surprised me with a party at the Cheesecake Factory! Talk about a wonderful surprise.

For those who were able to attend - THANK YOU. It truly made my day.

The day portion of my birthday wasn't all that great. Work has been terrible, so much to do - so little time to do it in. I was frustrated and having one of the worse days - in a long time. Walking into that restaurant and seeing my friends and family completely melted my heart! You made me realize how precious each and every one of you are.

A special "Thank You" to Jenny who helped my husband, Todd pull this off.

Okay onto more scrapbook news... Here's some inspiration from me - yup, I actually scrapbooked. It is using the new Crate - Zoom Line. I have to admit that Crate is one of my fave lines to use. I just love the texture of the paper. So great! Enjoy!

Psst.. I should have the new design team stuff up tomorrow at the latest!! You will love the cute recipe book that Beth created, and the elegant frame that Mitch created.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Sharing our Craft

Sarah and I had the opportunity to share the art of Scrapbooking with some kids on Friday. We volunteered to teach a class to 3rd through 6th graders. My sister-in-law is a third grade teacher and they had "Adventure Day" at the school that day. We chose to make a 4x4 album where the kids could write about their favorite things at their current age. Sarah and I both had a fun time with those kids. The creativity that we saw from them all was amazing! There were a total of 40-50 kids that took our class and it was great. I guess the kids were so proud of the books they made too. They went back to class talking about them! Looking forward to next year...
(Books were made using Color Me Silly by Basic Grey and Bazzill Cardstock)


Thursday, May 24, 2007

New 7 Gypies...

We have some new tags from 7 Gypsies. They are the 97% Complete Tags: Real Tag Assortments. They come in Black & White or Color. I am SO diggin' these. I can't wait to use them on some of my pages. Perfect for journaling!

We will be getting some clear stamps in from 7 gypsies too. We will let you all know when they are here!


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

May 22, 1977

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, dear Sarah. Happy Birthday to you!

Yes, you are the big 3-0 before me, but I still love ya'!

Thanks for being a great business partner, sister in law, and friend....


Saturday, May 19, 2007

New Products!

We just received the Rawhide collection by Chloe's Closet (Imagination Project) this week! The colors are so great in this collection. Brown, blue, and red. I love the combination! My favorite paper is the Bandana and the labels from the collection are cute too.

We also have some new chipboard alphabets from Making Memories. There's only a few of these items left, so come get them before they are gone!

~Jenn and Sarah

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers and mothers of you out there! My mother's Day wish was to sleep in. And that's what I did...until 1:00 pm! I guess I needed some sleep. :)

Matthew turned 5 yesterday and we had a party for him. Beautiful weather, lots of kids, and a lute of gifts. It was a perfect day! I still can't believe how fast these kids grow. Too fast.

So on this day, our wishes for a perfect day are sent every ones' way!


Friday, May 11, 2007

Friday Night Inspiration

Look at what Linda did this month for the Scraploft! Isn't this frame the greatest? What a great idea!
This awesome project is made with the Fancy Pants Designs (FP) Mulberry Road Collection - winter release. It uses the Amherst Stripe, FP Trims, Basic Grey Rubons, buttons, and letters. Wouldn't this be a great Mom's Day gift?

You can check out the rest of Linda's project in the gallery! Can't wait to see what she does with the May's design kit!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Lamo Labels?...Not so much...

Now that I know what they are used for! To tell the background. Sarah made these labels with our logo and contact information on them. They are very nice stickers. They showed up on our packing table out of no where again this week. So I decided to use them. I was using them for the wrong purpose I guess.

I was packing up an order on Monday night after our weekly meeting. I saw that Sarah had put one of the labels on the OUTSIDE of the box. Here is the conversation after I saw that sticker: (not ver batem though)

Jenn: Why is that label on the outside of the box?

Sarah: It's called free advertising. Think of how many people handle that box between when we ship it and when it arrives to our customer. Why what were you using them for? (said with a smirk on her face)

Jenn: When we ran out of tape to seal the bags of paper, I thought you put them out to be used for that. I was using them to put on the plastic bags. But then when I went to put the bags into the box, the sticker would get caught on the packaging material. It would peel up and I was getting kind of frustrated with it.

Sarah: He He! (as she claps her hands, laughing at Jenn)

Jenn: Yeah, I was thinking 'these labels are kind of strange, but hey she has them out for a reason. They keep showing up randomly on the table.'

Sarah: This whole conversation right here should be on the blog.

So there you have it! Another learning opportunity for your's truly! ME!!!


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

National Scrapbook Day Sale!

Scraploft is having a sale!!!!

National Scrapbook Day is coming this weekend. We are excited to be involved in this industry. Both as a business and personally. We appreciate all of you, you are the reason we exist. So in honor of NSD we are having a sale, now through Sunday May 6th. You will get 25% off your entire purchase. Simply, put NSD in the coupon code box on the view cart screen.

Happy shopping and have fun on NSD from Scraploft!

~Jenn and Sarah