Monday, December 31, 2007

Silhouette Welding Tutor!!!!!

Here is a downloadable link to a word-welding tutorial for your Silhouette. Just follow these steps to create welded words.

If you have any questions or run into any problems send me a email, or give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you out!

Happy New Years!!!!!!


MY, MY, MY...

oh me-oh-my!

Just a second ago it was Thanksgiving and here it is New Year's Eve! What happened to the time?

Well, let's just file it under the category of "don't ask, don't tell"...or maybe "let's let sleeping dogs lie"...or possibly just "you really don't want to know".

Suffice it to say that Miss Essie is back - and currently dealing with all of her faculties intact! I'm sorry I left you all hanging here in suspended-scrappy-animation...but it appears as though all is relatively well!

I loved seeing the tutorial that Mr. Doss posted - thank you darlin'!
And sweet Justin dug around and found some wonderful holiday quotes - thanks sweetie!

But now - let's get going on something a bit more scrap-related, shall we?

Who is up for a Scrap-Mart challenge? Who is interested in winning a little prize or two? Are you all waving your hands yet? I sure hope so - because it's New Year's Eve and everyone always seems to have high expectations of their selves on New Year's eve, don't they?!

Well I'm up for it - and if this ol' girl is game - you should be too! So I hope you'll play along!

Tomorrow is January 1st, 2008 - and here is how we're going to play:

- I'm going to post a theme tomorrow morning, random, unique, goofy, serious, who really knows. But a theme, all the same.
- You make something having to do with this theme - preferably something small and quick (a tag, a card, a title block, etc.)
- Then post your picture somewhere on the internet (your blog, flickr, etc.)
- Then respond to my post with a link to your photo!

You can enter each day - only once per person please - and I'll pick a winner for each day.

Winning will be based on theme compliance, creativity, and how many of you use my favorite colors! Okay, that last one I'm only kidding on - but you get the idea!

The prizes will just be some random scrappy-snack-packs. Dies, ribbons, embellies,'s all possible. It'll all be fun and good and FREE!

So check back sometime tomorrow - and then chime in with your entries!

2008 is going to be a great year - but we still have today to finish up 2007.

Be safe, be smart and behave yourselves!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Comes With Gifts

from us to you, come to our site starting at Midnight December 26th and get an early start on some AMAZING savings!!!! Its that time of year for us to show our customers how much we appreciate your support, and this year is no exception. So enjoy the Holidays, enjoy the savings, and a Merry Christmas to All of You from Scrap-Mart!!!


Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays, from the staff at Scrap-mart we have found a few quotes that express our feelings about the season.They are great for your Christmas layouts.

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Open your presents at Christmastime but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive. ~Lorinda Ruth Lowen

I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become... but there are always a few saving graces and finally they make up for all the bother and distress. ~May Sarton

Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making. ~Leigh Hunt

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.
~Eva Logue

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~Janice Maeditere

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. ~Author Unknown

Great little One! whose all-embracing birth
Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.
~Richard Crashaw

Until the 26th you can use the discount code CHRISTMAS an take any additonal 25% off quickutz products.

Monday, December 3, 2007

A Little How-To from Me to YOU!!!

Below is a little video, that Howard and I made, to help some of those Cuttlebug users out, it is a real quick how-to on using Bosskut dies with the Cuttlebug Machine. Hope this helps!!

If you guys have any questions, or any more video ideas, leave some comments and we will be more than happy to post!!!

Thanks again!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Post Thanksgiving

Sorry for the delay in the post, I just woke up from my little turkey nap!! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! I got to spend some time with the family, which is always a treat, and you guys once again kept me busy with the crazy Black Friday Sale, and even the new "Cyber Monday" was a very busy day for us here at the store!
Hope every one is gearing up for the Quickutz December release!! I know I'm ready!! Sorry to inform you guys, but we are currently out of the Calendar's, they lasted for a whole 4 days, but don't fret my little scrapbooker's we have plenty more on order with Quickutz so we should have them in stock very, very, soon!!!
I have been getting some request recently for good sites for digital downloads, (for the Silhouette and Klic-N-Kut) the best site right now, (in my little ol' opinion)Bosskut Designs they have all of there regular dies converted into GSD files, and for a fraction of the cost! So if you are cheap or just like a good deal, head on over and check it out for yourself!
Alright guys and gals, I am off guessed for another test, luckily this is my final, so wish me luck!!! Goodnight!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007


they have gone and done it again!

A fabulous new release on this fabulous fall day (at least where I am!).

Pop on over to the Scrap-Mart retail site and look at the new dies. Sweet Justin has loaded them all onto the site - so you should find each one of them on the home page. Now you may think that this is a somewhat "unusual" release - because nothing seems to go together. There doesn't appear to be one theme grouping all of these dies together. BUT - I'm here to explain just what is going on...

A little "J bird" told me that the QK sales reps got to design their own die - and now you, the consumer, gets to vote on the niftiest die of the whole set. One random winner will be chosen from all who vote, and that person will be treated to fame and fortune. While the sales rep, who designed the most popular die, gets to play Santa at the QK Christmas party!

(Okay - I made the prize information up - but glory and notoriety will surely be due each winner!)

Now I'm sure you're anxious to hear my personal pick-of-the-bunch...the ones that I'm most fond of at this point. I'm here to oblige...

Cookie Cutter Calendar Set can you just imagine the cute calendars we can all whip up...just in time for Christmas!
Revolution Vines these are simply adorable! Picture these with a random scattering of Prima flowers, maybe some bejeweled brads even! Can't wait to sit and play with this one

Revolution Tattoo Art now this one may surprise you...but I love this one! It reminds me of, well, a tattoo the Mister has. man is inked! I won't tell you which element reminds me of it the most - but let's just say it's HOT! This set though has a lot of versatility - Halloween, pirates, Valentines/love, banners/labels, angels/babies. My mind is just reeling! Snap one of these up quick...because it's going to be on top of a lot of wish lists!
Sweet Justin has promised me that my package of dies left the store yesterday. As soon as I get my hands on them you'll see some finished ideas. So fun waiting for Mr. Brown to visit me. He always brings boxes of fun! What can Mr. Brown bring you?

I'm putting the finishing touches on a Thanksgiving project tonight. I hope to upload it tomorrow morning, after breakfast. I'm calling it my "Blessing Box" and it promises to be a hit this holiday weekend!

Have fun perusing the site and picking out dies from the newest bunch. I can't wait to hear which ones are your favorites!

behave yourselves...

Quickutz New Release

Ok, Ok, so I am slow and inefficient. What else is new?! QuicKutz had yet another spectacular release today, and I am happy to report we have them in stock, ready to ship! The sales reps from Quickutz are having a little contest to see who can make the best die!

Here are the new shapes in their entirity,

So go check them out!

Alright gals...and guys... I'm off to study for another wonderful Nursing Exam! As always if there is anything we can do, feel free to give us a call! Have a great night!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


scraps of paper sitting on my desk - I thought I'd make one more card before I call it an evening.

As I was tidying up my work space - putting things away from my Thanksgiving card-making - I just couldn't leave the Smiley Face alone. There were scraps in front of me - and a die smiling up at me. Quite literally!

I grabbed a hunk of card fodder (a sharable tip that I'll pass along in the next few days) and a few scraps of card my Rev ready to roll - and the rest, as they say, is history!

The results:

Using only some striped patterned paper, some orange cardstock, the SingleKutz Smiley Face die along with the QK font that was already sitting out (this one is retired - but any font will do nicely) I had the card created and done in a matter of SECONDS. I did add a touch of my most favorite Stickles - and that I will leave to dry overnight.

And that my dears - is why we do what we do. Because with very little effort at all we can put a "SMILE" on someones face.

And I did it all while sitting here in my pajamas!

Isn't it just lovely when things like this work out? Simply lovely!

And with THAT my dear readers - yours truly must turn in. Big day tomorrow. Thanksgiving week is upon us and I'm on dessert detail for the big day! Pies, strudels and bundts - oh my!

behave yourselves...


there were cards!

Thanksgiving cards - finished - enveloped - hand addressed and ready to deliver to my neighborhood darlings.

I did these quickly. Because, while I am most definitely a procrastinator, I am also quite speedy once I set my mind to something.

These were the tools I started with: (click on any of the pictures for a better look-see!)

- - QuicKutz Revolution
- - SingleKutz Smiley Face
- - Doublekutz Turkey (currently out of stock)
- - the background heart from the DoubleKutz Sugar Cookie (but any heart die would do)
- - and an "i" and a "t" from a retired font (Handprint I think - for the "+" and "=" signs)
- - my trusty QuickStick (can't scrap without it!)
- - and simply my most favorite glue for all things Quickie Glue

Here is the pile of paper and scraps that I pulled out:

- - Daisy D's Cherry Tomato Dot patterned paper
- - and scraps of Bazzill in yellow, red, brown, black and gray

I loaded up my Rev with four dies, placed an appropriate colored hunk of paper over each die and spun the handle - TEN handle spins for the detailed readers!

A little adhesive, some pokes with the "quicker-poker-picker-upper", a few words from my trusty printer and VIOLA...

Thanksgiving card #1.

Cards #2 - 10 followed shortly thereafter!

Now - wasn't that easy? 30 minutes of time, a handful of scraps (that I desperately need to use up) and one glass of wine with the Mister was all it took. Now, Wednesday evening I'll be able to visit the neighbors and deliver a little homebaked goodie with a little handmade love.

I hope that gives you some ideas for spreading the holiday goodness throughout your neighborhood.

I'm taking the children to the mountains this afternoon. A little hiking and some fresh air will do all of us wonders.

behave yourselves...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's Justin

Welcome to our BLOG!

I am Justin. You may or may not know me. But that, my friends, is why we wanted to start a blog. We felt this would be a great way to reach out to our customer base and get to know one another a little better!

First let me thank you all for the awesome response we received on our last promotion. It was a very, very, busy couple of days for us here at the store! So thank you!

Now down to details.

I am the goofy one around here, and this blog will allow me the opportunity to express that. You will see a lot of randomness from me, so be prepared! My role here is to keep you informed about new releases, describe the new products that we carry, and hopefully make you giggle from time to time.

Miss Essie is the crafty one around here. She is a wonderful lady, and she's going to share with you some tips and tricks, some new (and possibly "old") ideas for layouts and scrapbooky stuff. So pull up a chair and pay attention! You're likely to learn a thing or two!

We hope this can be fun and informative! And as always if there is anything that we can do for you - if you have a question or an idea - just give us a call! It'll probably be me who answers the phone.

Enjoy what little is left of the weekend, and we will talk to you soon!!!!


with a big dose of BLOG thrown in for good measure!

Welcome to Scrap-Mart's new blog. Not that we had an old blog...but I think you know what I mean!

There are a few things we hope to accomplish with this blog:

- keep our awesome customers informed of sales, promotions, new products and cool ideas
- let everyone know what conventions we will be attending, because we love putting faces with names
- share tips, brainstorms, solutions and maybe a little bit of Scrap-Mart gossip
- and generally put out a wee bit of witty banter regarding scrapbooking, scrapbookers and other things scrap-related (and really, aren't all things scrap-related?)

For now - I'm off to throw in a load of laundry and come up with my Thanksgiving card idea. I'm running just a little bit behind on them. But there is still time - so no worries here. I'll share my ideas when I'm done...I promise!

Next week - as we prepare our turkey and all the trimmings - we'll introduce the people that make Scrap-Mart...well, Scrap-Mart. We'll share some fun ideas for your holiday and let you in on some fun, future plans!

behave yourselves...