Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our little angel has arrived!

We were blessed with little Sophia on December 26th. She knew when she wanted to arrive, so things went pretty quickly. Matthew and Tyler love her to pieces and are so proud to have a little sister. There is no doubt that she will be protected by her big brothers and her daddy! My heart is bursting with joy with her arrival. I now have my girl! :)


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Scraploft to you! We hope your season has been filled with joy so far. Thank you for all of your support during 2008. Here's to 2009 being full of even more memories to be shared!

~Jenn and Sarah

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

5 years old!

My baby is 5 years old! I can't believe how time has flown by. I remember holding him for the first time in the hospital. Now he can hardly sit still long enough to be held. :) That's my Tyler. I will be forever thankful that he was born into our lives. Happy birthday, buddy! We love you...


Saturday, November 29, 2008

For all our blog readers...

We are posting a "blog only" coupon to our loyal blog readers who are out there. In honor of Turkey and shopping take 30% off your entire purchase through Friday, December 5th. Enter "Blogreader" in the coupon code box on the view cart page. Thank you for continuing to read our blog even though it isn't updated as much as it should be!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

~Jenn and Sarah
scraploft team

Sunday, November 23, 2008

An update...

Matthew and I had our "date" on Friday night. We went out to Noodles and Company (his choice of course) for dinner. We did some talking there. He didn't have much more to share with me about what's been bothering him, but that's ok. We then went to look at some things for the his little sister. He had fun playing with the mobiles at Pottery Barn kids and coming up with other ideas for playing in the crib with her. It's so funny to see how his little mind works!

We then stopped in Barnes and Noble cafe for a treat. He got a smoothie and I got hot chocolate. We sat down at a little table for a bit and chatted. He says he is worried about me missing him while he is at school. He thinks about me while at school and wonders what I am doing. I told him I do miss him, but I am fine. I look forward to seeing him after school and encouraged him to not worry so much. I also told him how proud of him I am that he did not cry at school on Thursday or Friday. He said he had a fun time with me and he is looking forward to more times alone with mom. I think it went well. We will see what the coming week brings.

After discussing with his teacher, I will try not volunteering on Wednesday. I think if he sees me at school it makes it harder for him. We'll see if that makes a difference.

I haven't been able to scrap at all because all of my stuff is packed up in bins. Getting ready to move stuff out to the garage so we can work on the basement. Hopefully once our office is done (and we adjust to having 3 kiddos!), I can scrap to my heart's content. :)

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving this week. I always look forward to spending time with my family. Also I am looking forward to shopping on Friday. I hope to get a lot of my xmas shopping done.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Only time will tell....

Matthew has been having a rough time since last Monday. He's been crying when he has to go to school and even when he is going to bed. He says it's because he misses me while he is at school. He also worries about me missing him too much. He is scared about what is going to happen when his little sister arrives. All kinds of things going through his head and he is having trouble dealing with it all. For a six year old, he worries a whole lot. It makes me sad to see him crying. I send him to school every day hoping that will be the day there will be no tears. He is exactly like me though. Holds his heart on his sleeve. Sensitive and caring. I guess that's why it's so, so difficult for me to see him going through this rough patch. I have promised him a mommy/matthew "date" this weekend. He picks what we do. I am excited to see what we will do together. I hope it helps him through this.

Other than that...7 weeks (about) and counting until our little one is here. Our house isn't ready, but that's ok. We will make it work. That's what being a parent is about. Daily adjustment. Dealing with what comes our way. It's great and rewarding!

It's cold outside and I am so ready for spring already. Ha Ha! It's going to be a VERY long winter for me I guess.

Waiting for the day when I will be able to scrap again. Maybe in January for a day or two with the gals!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you...

We would like to honor those who have defended our country in the war. Previous and current battles alike. THANK YOU! For without you, we would not have the freedom we have today.

~Jenn and Sarah
scraploft team

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Wii mania has hit our house!

Matthew and Tyler have been saving money up for a Wii. It started with the first deposit into the "Wii cup" on Matthew's birthday. 6 teeth and extra money along the way later, we have a Wii! The boys were gone over at grandma's house and Joe set it up last night. Joe and I played a couple of games of bowling because we knew once the boys started playing it would be rare that we would get to play eachother! :) I can see how playing it can become addicting though.

The boys came home today and said, "what are the Wii controllers for?" Then they looked up and saw the console on the shelf. They both started to scream from excitement. They are upstairs playing baseball now. Wii mania is in the Weierke household...Look out!


Wednesday, November 05, 2008


First off, yes I will admit I am happy with the results of the election. I know some of our readers may not agree, but I am ready to see what our new president can do for us.

Second, life throws us curve balls almost on a daily basis. Simply amazing to me what life can bring.

Happy scrapping! I know I miss it and I think it's what I really need right now. Some therapy! :)


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Vote for Change...

Very simple post today. GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!

~Jenn and Sarah

Monday, November 03, 2008

a new Adventure

Just wanted to say good luck to our friend Linda! She has made the move to Arkansas and will be starting a new job soon. Here's to new adventures! We can't wait to see you in a couple of months.

Such great people we meet while being involved in this art of scrapping. Thank you to all of our friends always!

~Jenn and Sarah

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween Pics

We had great fun on Halloween. There were lots of screams (of fun) and good food. Trick or treating was fun with all of the kiddos. The older kids enjoyed running ahead to the doors and the little ones literally "fell" behind at times. I don't know about the other adults that were with, but I was tired upon returning back to my house! :)

My camera was being fussy so I didn't get as many photos of the night as I wanted to. The one of all of the kids by the garage is my favorite.
Left to Right: Jacob-Superman, Bridget-Elegant Witch, Matthew-Alien, Steven-Optimus Prime Transformer, Tyler-White Power Ranger, Katie-Doctor


Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all the boo-monsters and their families out there! Looking forward to trick or treating with all of the kids tonight! :)
Picture of Tyler heading out the door for preschool with his costume on. Photos of tonight will be posted soon...
~Jenn and Sarah

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Looking Forward to more fun!

Hello to all! I have been meaning to post pictures of the adventures we have been on this Fall. Unfortunately I'm having trouble figuring out how to do that since my hubby rearranged the pictures on the computer.

We are now looking forward to Halloween! I (Jenn) will be hosting and the boys' cousins are coming over for trick or treating. There will be 8 or 9 kids in my house. It will be a blast! :)

Other news...baby is kicking away. It's such a good feeling to have her (yes her!) moving around in there. We are so very pumped to welcome a little girl into our home in just over 2 months. My boys are crazy excited for a little sister!

Our Scraploft business is going fine. After my baby is born and we adjust, we will bring more focus back to the business. Family time is #1 in both our lives.

Hopefully I will have enough patience to get some photos uploaded soon! :)


Monday, October 13, 2008

Family coming home

My little sis and her family are coming home on Tuesday! They are moving back here from Arizona. They left for Arizona in March 2007, have had some changes in their lives, and have come to realize home is where they need to be for now. So they are headed back to Minnesota tomorrow! They are all flying in, so I pray for good travels. With three kids in tow, traveling can be interesting. We are having a welcome home get together with them on Wednesday. The best part...(besides having them close to us again) is getting to meet my new niece, Izabella. A new baby adds more joy to an already happy life! :)

I will post pictures of the welcome home party later this week!


Monday, October 06, 2008

Fall Weekend

This past weekend was a fun weekend for our family. Saturday we went to a local apple orchard with grandma and great-grandma. Matthew rode a pony and both the boys went into the petting zoo. They also discovered a playground there that they really enjoyed. It was a beautiful day to be outside.

Sunday we had made plans to go to get pumpkins with Sarah and her family. We were all geared up to pick pumpkins, go on a hayride, play in the hay hill, and eat some apples. But the weather didn't cooperate so much that day. It rained in the morning and was gloomy most of the day. However we did spend a wonderful and fun-filled day with them. We went to the Mall of America, specifically the Nickolodeon park. All of the kids had a good time going on the rides. I had a great time watching them. As usual, I took lots of pictures. It was nice to have some fun with everyone. I can't wait to do it again. Our pumpkin day will be rescheduled. We are looking forward to that too. Continuing traditions is very important to our family! :)

We hope you are out enjoying the fall weather. Taking lots of photos and finding time to scrap them!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tons of Clearance Items

Our clearance section has grown by 100s of items! There's patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts, and even albums galore.

When we did some inventory this summer, we realized we forgot to enter some Maya Road products that we received. So there are now even more sheers available.

Come check out our clearance section soon!

~Jenn and Sarah
scraploft team

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Things going on...

The summer is officially almost over. We've been to the fair (I went twice) and ate too much. Matthew starts 1st grade on Tuesday. The weather is getting a little cooler in the evening. Though I heard on the radio that it's going to be 90+ degrees tomorrow. Huh?

Where did the time go? Our challenge posts have fallen off the wagon. We didn't get an anniversary sale in yet. We are still planning on having one and our challenges will once again return. But for now, enjoy what's left of the summer. Play outside, laugh, smile, and take more photos!

Oh, I suppose I should share a little news since it is part of the reason I have been so busy. We are expecting another little one in January. Matthew and Tyler will be big brothers! :) Our family has been praying for this for some time now and we hope that we continue to be blessed with the good things in life. Cherish them always...


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Scraploft celebrates 2 years!

Yes, it has been two years since Scraploft went live on the net. The last two years have been full of ups and downs. The industry is changing constantly. We are busy ladies. But we have enjoyed every bit of it. The past year has been a challenge for us and the business. We have watched many other stores fall. I have found this difficult. As I have considered this endeavor one of my "babies" it would be hard to let go. So we are charging ahead for now. Who knows what the future will bring for us? For now we are celebrating working together as a team for 2 years. Thank you to my business partner and friend, Sarah. Whatever happens we will know we did it together.

We are hoping to have a sale and blog giveaway soon! :)

Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey. To our families, our friends, and our customers-THANK YOU!!!

We have a new baby in our family too. My little sis, Melissa, had a baby girl on August 13th. Welcome to the world, Isabella!

~Jenn and Sarah
scraploft team

Monday, August 04, 2008

Busy, Busy Summer

My family and I returned yesterday from a week-long vacation in the northern part of Minnesota. We went to a cabin with my in-laws for 4 days and then to a family reunion on my side for the last 4. It was a wonderful time and we enjoyed spending time with everyone. Both of my boys now love the water. And Matthew's favorite thing to do now is fish! He caught over 50 fish over the course of the week. They were small ones-perch and sunnies-but hey we were all proud of him!

Though a vacation is nice it was also good to be home last night. Good to sleep in my bed. Good to hear the noises of the cities. Good to watch a little TV. Just an all-around good feeling.

That week away has just added to an already busy summer in our household. Both Sarah and I are having a crazy (but a good crazy) time. That has caused us to get a bit behind on our challenge posts. I haven't scrapped much at all this summer actually. We are going on a retreat towards the end of this month, so our hope is to get a few of the challenge posts done. Then we can share them with all of you! So continue to be patient with us.

We hope your summer is gong as well as ours is...

Jenn and Sarah
scraploft team

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Challenge Layouts Update

Here are the layouts that Sarah and I created for the Home-What makes it Cozy for you? Challenge! Finally...

Also my layout for the What Do you have too Much of In Your Closet? Challenge.
Post #7 will be coming soon!
~Jenn and Sarah

Monday, June 16, 2008

Challenge Post #6

Oh my goodness, we are a little late on this one! I have lots of catching up to do. Went out to read Nicole's blog and saw that she has been a wonderful little scrapper and did her layout for this challenge. Thought I would actually post the challenge topic here too! :)

So, so sorry. Layouts from Sarah and me will be posted soon.

Prompt is: Home-what makes it cozy to you?

Have fun and we can't wait to see your work!

~Jenn and Sarah

Friday, May 23, 2008

Challenge Catch-up

Hey all! The following idea was brought to us by our good friend and loyal customer, Nicole.

Let's play catch-up the next two weeks. I'm not going to post a new prompt on Sunday for the challenge. Both Sarah and I are going to be out of town for the holiday weekend. We are assisting in opening up the family cabin for the summer! So...use the next two weeks to catch up on our challenge prompts. Or join us if you haven't started yet. It's never to late!

Have a great holiday weekend. I feel the wind coming from the lake already!

~Jenn and Sarah

Oh...congratulations to David Cook on his American Idol win! Yeah!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pssst...it's somebody's Birthday

This would be the second post of the day! Can you believe it?

But today is a special day. It's Sarah's Birthday! So...Happy Birthday my friend.

Love ya'!


Photo found at Fotosearch on the internet.

Could it be?

Could it be almost summer? Just took Jack for a little walk and it is so nice out today. It's clear and sunny and makes me really look forward to the holiday weekend at the cabin. Should be lot's of fun. Look at the cherry blossoms caught on camera.

Wishing each and everyone of you a great day and a great weekend.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Random post...

I should be working on my layout for this week's challenge, but thought of something else to post about instead. ok, I admit it I love to watch American Idol. I am totally into it FOR SURE because my man, David Cook is in the finale! Yes, something about him is amazing. When he sings, there is true emotion in it. I've cried a few times. Yes, it's sad, but oh so true!

Ok totally random (and not scrapbooking related AT ALL), but that has been my thought today....


Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to Matthew!

My little Matthew turned 6 years old today. We had a fun filled day. He was exhausted by the time we got home.

~He brought cupcakes for his friends in his kindergarten class today.
~We went to lunch at Noodles and Company (one of his favorites) with daddy.
~We went to play at the park by daddy's work.
~Daddy met us at the park and then we headed to Como Zoo
~They saw the animals, rode some rides, and walked a lot. The gorillas were Matthew's favorite.
~Went to dinner with Auntie Sarah and Uncle Todd. Matthew had his name announced to the restaurant. He thought that was pretty cool.
~Ended the night with reading two books and off to bed. A big hug and kiss before bed for this big boy of mine.

It's hard to believe he is 6 years old. Seems like time just flies by. He is so very proud of being 6 though. So Happy Birthday bud! I had a great time with you today.

P.S. see post below for our prompt this week!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Challenge Post #5

First off, Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there! We hope your day is filled with joy and you celebrate with those you love.

The prompt for week 5 is

what do you have way too much of in your closet

Sarah was a good girl and finished her layout. Hopefully I will be working on mine today.

Have fun!

~Jenn and Sarah

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The winner is...

The winner of our NSD blog post is Jenny. email us at scraploft@gmail.com, Jenny, and we will get your package out to you. Congratulations!

And thanks to all of those who played along. I hope your weekend was full of scrapping time!

~Jenn and Sarah

Friday, May 02, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day give away...

National Scrapbooking Day is tomorrow. It's a day (or weekend) to celebrate this hobby that we are involved in. Scrapbooking has brought so much into my life. I have met wonderful friends, treasured many memories, and even opened a small business with one of my greatest friends.

In honor of this special weekend, we are going to give away a gift package. It will be a secret what the package will have in it, but I know it will have paper and embellishments. Hmmm, no surprise there!

My favorite subjects to scrapbook are of course my two boys. They have brought such joy to my life. I want them to see when they get older, what I saw as they were growing up. Who they are, what they mean to me, etc. I scrapbook because of them, for them. In honor of NSD, post what your favorite subject is to scrapbook.

Ok...post away. We will draw a name on Monday morning.


p.s. sale at scraploft through May 10th. 30% off your entire purchase Just enter NSD in the box on the view cart page.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Challenge Post #4

The Just for Me prompt for week #4 is
Self Perception

How do you perceive yourself? Sarah and I each took a different approach with this prompt. I had a difficult time coming up with one word to describe myself. Therefore I used a list of words. Sarah chose one word and created her layout based on it. We love how they both turned out!

Have fun with this one...
~Jenn and Sarah

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blackboard Albums

New to Scraploft are the Blackboard Albums by Cosmo Cricket. They are made of solid core chipboard and are black in color. We have three styles available. Abby, Jack, and Kate. Come check them out. Along with all the other fun stuff at Scraploft!

Have a great day! It's raining here, so we will have to find something fun to do indoors.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I love Animal Crackers!

The new Animal Crackers collections by Making Memories are so adorable! They come in two collections-Jack and Ella.

These papers and embellishments are perfect for creating "New Baby" pages or big kid pages. I am excited to use the Jack collection and my two boys are 4 and 5 years old! So many options with these.

Remember, Scraploft has your scrapbooking supplies available cheaper than the suggested retail!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

These words...

These Are The Days

It's written on our palms and
It's written on our hearts
It's written in our songs and
It's written in the stars
Sometimes all we can do
Is stand up tall
When they're standing in line
Just to watch us fall

We can't forget, these are the days
Whoa, don't be afraid
We can't forget, these are the days

Well, we got each other and that's
all we need
From here on out it's just you and me
Two hometown hearts up against the world
That don't stand a chance against
this boy and girl
We faced 'em down, fought bigger fights
And I know babe we're gonna be alright

We can't forget, these are the days
Whoa, don't be afraid
We can't forget, these are the days

Well, it feels like we're living from
pay check to check
And we wake up wondering what might
happen next
Yeah, sometimes it feels like we won't
make it through
But the hard times pass
Like the good ones do
Baby wrap your fingers and
Hold on tight
I'll be right here beside you tonight
Baby climb up here
Watch the city glow
Let's make a wish on the fireworks below
We're making moments that we won't forget
And feeling ones that haven't happened yet.

We can't forget, these are the days
Whoa, don't be afraid
We can't forget, these are the days

This song has been a favorite of mine lately. I've decided to make changes in my life. I can only control this life of mine. Reduce some of the stress to make myself happy. We are up against the world on a daily basis, but we are strong people. Therefore, I am sending these words to those I know who are going through changes in THEIR lives. May they find peace and strength.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Challenge Post #3

Our "Just for Me" prompt for week three is:

Guilty Pleasures
Show us your work on our flickr group.

Have fun!

~Jenn and Sarah

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Get Happy and Cogsmo

The Get Happy and Cogsmo lines are in the store!

Love the colors used in these two lines. They look like they are going to be fun to use!

~Jenn and Sarah

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A sneak peek...

I won the lottery and I'm moving into a huge castle in Ireland...

April Fools! A girl can dream, can't she.

Seriously though, we are finally getting the new Cosmo Cricket into our store. It should be arriving sometime this week.

Let us see those Challenge projects!


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Challenge Post #2

Our "Just for Me" prompt for this week is:

Mind, Body, and Soul-what does that mean to you?

This was a good prompt for both of us. Made us step back and look at our lives.

Upload your photos to flickr, so we can see them too!

~Jenn and Sarah
scraploft team

Friday, March 28, 2008


Reminder that there will be new challenge prompt posted on Sunday!

Come join in the fun...

~Jenn and Sarah

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Maya Road!

We received some of the new maya road stuff at the store! This company never ceases to amaze me. I love it all!
Sheers, Chipboard albums, Sheer albums. Come check them all out!
~Jenn and Sarah

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

It is now 1:05 am, just returned from my evening at work, and I need to assemble the baskets for my boys. Oh, wait, the Easter Bunny will be doing that for me. :) Off to bed...soon...

Happy Easter to everyone! May it be a day full of fun and blessings!

~Jenn and Sarah
scraploft team

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lot's of new stuff... and our 201st post

Okay, so Jenn and I know we don't blog as much as we should, but we've managed to do it 200 times. :-)
We've gotten lot's of new products in. Jenn has been entered product like a mad women. Go Jenn!

We've got Pink Paislee (yay!). It came today. It's all entered. We also received Bo Bunny, Organic. Check out the pics below:

Bo Bunny Organic (above)

Pink Paislee Patterned Paper and Cardstock Stickers (above).

Jenn is entering Thickers (we love these) and some new Maya Road sheers and albums. So be on the lookout for a bunch of new stuff.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Challenge Post #1

Not sure how the day got away from me! But here is the info...

We are excited to start a challenge via our blog. Our goal is to stimulate your creative mind and encourage you to create outside your comfort zone.

We would love to see your work so we have set up a Flickr group. This will give you the opportunity to share your creations with other artsy folk as well!

To post your layouts on Flickr:

1.Take a picture of what you created.
2.Go to http://www.flickr.comlogin/. If you don't have an account,create one - it's free!
3.Click on Groups on the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
4.Type "Scraploft" into search box, and join our group.
5.Upload your photos.
6.Click on home.
7.Click on the photo that you want to add to the group.
8.Click on the "Send to Group" button (second icon from the top).
9.Choose the Scraploft group and you are all set!

**The prompt for this first week is: "Who are you today" Career, relationships that you treasure, your home, etc. ***

You can take this prompt and create a project. It may be a layout, a mini book, a painting, etc. Whatever it is, share it with us!

Have fun...I know I did!

If there are any questions, email us at scraploft@gmail.com.

~Jenn and Sarah
Scraploft team

Monday, March 10, 2008

A challenge

A new challenge will be featured on this blog every other Sunday. Stay tuned for more information. We are planning to post the first prompt on March 16th!

Jenn and Sarah

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Finished... Finally

So I finally finished a little mini-album that I have been working on since mid-January. When I first started it I got *most* of it done - all about 2 pages.

It's taken me a six weeks to finish the last two pages. Pathetic I know. Anyway - the pics are from 2005 when the Weierke's and the Niemi's went to the state fair. So much fun! Is summer here yet?

The paper in the album is the My Minds Eye, Front Porch. It is an older line by MME, but the colors fit perfectly.

So be on the lookout for a blog announcment next week - Jenn and I hope you will like it.

Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Starting to come in...

We have some of our new products starting to come in for the store.

Bazzill Cardstock With an Edge in new colors and shapes. Grungeboard by Tim Holtz.

And Glitter Thickers in Black, White, and Tangerine.

Stay tuned for more new products coming soon!

~Jenn and Sarah

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sale Reminder!

Just a reminder that the 30% off your whole order goes through Monday. Be sure to check out all the new clearanced items. Just type "chasale" in the coupon code box at the top of the view cart page.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

ordering away

We have started ordering new products for the store. We are excited to see what all of these fun, new things look like in person! We will share once items start arriving. Sign up for our newsletter and watch for a sale email this week!

~Jenn and Sarah

Monday, February 18, 2008

My thoughts tonight...

Everything happens for a reason. Whether good or bad. What seems bad at first becomes good. This is what I believe. What I HAVE to believe. So many things have happened in my life. Many happenings in my loved ones' lives. This is how I get thru. How I cope.

Love to all,

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thoughts on CHA

Now that CHA is over, we are wondering what to order for the store. We are busy compiling lists of products that we "have" to have.

For those of you who have been able to see products featured at CHA, what are your favorites?

We are curious to see what our readers and/or customers would like to see at Scraploft!

~Jenn and Sarah

Sunday, February 10, 2008


So it's really, really cold here... Currently the windchill is -24, can you believe that. To offset the cold - here's some warm inspiration.

It is a new 5x7 album detailing my cabin memories - a great SUMMER getaway. The album is made with the Scenic Route - Ashville and Sumner lines. The album is Maya Road. Here are a few of the pages

Wishing you a warm and safe upcoming week :-)