Monday, June 29, 2009

I love Basic Greys 'Wisteria' line. The colours are so pretty and perfect with outdoor photos. Unfortunately when I was in the store she only had the 6" x 6" pads. I bought it anyway. I knew I could create a few pages using the small sized papers. I also picked up the coordinating brads, chipboard alpha and sticker sheet.

For this first layout I basically used the papers as mattes for my photos. I trimmed my pictures to 5 ½" x 3 ½". Then I double matted them all with pretty paper. Some of the papers I border punched and some I tore ~ you'll be able to see it more clearly in the store.
My background paper is simply a couple pieces of white cardstock. I sprayed a trail of gold Glimmer Mist diagonally across my pages to my title. The word 'LOVE' is made with a Heidi Swapp alpha mask set I have had for ages. 'Feel' is the coordinating chipboard alpha and the rest of the words are brown Fancy Pants alpha stickers. I sprinkled flowers, stickers and punches along my gold trail and added more stickers to the tops of my photos. I love how this page turned out!

On my second layout I used the pattern papers to create a base for my pictures. I also cut little triangles of patterned paper to make my own photo corners and cut up the coordinating border stickers to partially matte my photos.

My last layout is a single pager. I used a couple different Glimmer Mists over a Maya Road chipboard scroll on the background paper and then used an old toothbrush to splatter on some green Making Memories acrylic paint.
I used my border punch on the photo matting, and a border sticker to top my scallop punched strip. That strip is two 5" lengths joined. Can you tell? The white felt Prima flowers are centered with the Wisteria brads.


One last project with scraps from my layouts is this card I made for my husband. I've been getting my money's worth out of the heart border punch. I used it here as a corner punch on my two patterned paper pieces, as well as a border punch along the one edge.

So the next time you're looking at the smaller sized paper packs, know that they're not just for cards. You can do lots of fun things on your 12" x 12" layouts with those papers.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

100% Canadian mini book

On Thursday, July 16th Crystal will be teaching this maple leaf mini book for Canada Day. This class runs from 7-9pm and is only $30 and for members its only $25. Just stop by or call in to register for this class.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Feeling Patriotic

So I have been feeling really inspired with Canada Day coming up. It all started with this EK Success Maple Leaf chipboard album. I created two projects for Canada Day. One a two page layout and the other is the mini album. The layout will be available at Unforgettable Memories either as a class or as a kit. It is $20 for non members and $15 for members! The minibook could be a class. We are just checking on product availability! The class is scheduled for Thursday, July 16Th at 7pm. So have your say and let the girls at the store know if you are interested in either project. The layout is in the store and the minibook will be soon if we can get enough books for a class.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Just to let you know I have just posted some new layouts to the blog and flickr. Heather has been busy making layouts! Also we have a few of Crystals layout "the great outdoors" kits left! This is a great kit for your camping or hiking photos. You can also pick one up to do during a rainy day and just add your photos afterwards! Stop by to check out her layout and kits. Kits are only $25 and $20 for members. We have also got in a new paper line called "Swing into spring" so also come and check that out to. See you soon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Upcoming Class

Hey everyone, just to let you know that Crystal's layout, called "The Great Outdoors", is this Thursday! It's a great way to scrapbook those camping pictures. It's on June 18th from 7-9pm. The class is only $25 and $20 for members. You can give us a call here to put your name down on the list or stop by to sign up and to check out the layout. Hope to see you in class!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I knew the Crop Retreat that Unforgettable Memories puts on biannually fills up quick but this was crazy! I thought Michelle was joking when she said we need to be at the store early. We grabbed ourselves some drinks and lawn chairs and set up well before 9:30 am. We weren't alone. Other ladies started coming right after. And a good thing too. The list was full before 10:30. Currently there is a wait list at the store! I am pretty excited to go on my first crop retreat! Here is a photo of us lined up outside the store. Any normal, non-scrapbooking person would think we were groupies waiting for concert tickets. Nope, just a spot to go scrapbooking undisturbed for a whole weekend! Much better!

Crop Retreat Update

Just a quick update in regards to crop. Currently all spots are full. We are still taking names and adding them to a wait list.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Hey everybody, Heather has been busy making some new layouts. I have just posted them, don't forget to check them out. Also Crystal has her upcoming class which is an outdoor layout on June 18th from 7-9pm, It's only $25 for the class and $20 if you have a membership! You can stop in or call to register. We have been getting lots of new stock in lately, the new Making Memories Great Escape line, paper and all! And if your looking for that perfect rhinestone we have just got lots of new KaiserCraft Rhinestones and Pearls. Some new rubons and felt borders to!

We also have got lots of new brads. We have brads of hammers, teeth, eyes, sports, summer, its endless! Stop by to see if we have the one your looking for!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Only just over a week left until registration!

Click on the above photo and you'll be able to read it more clearly. Sorry I've tried to get it in better resolution on the picture but I crammed a bunch of writing on the page so It's a bit squishy.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at or by phone at (250) 785-2711

Prima's June Sketch is up.

Check out Prima's blog to see what their fabulous designers did with this sketch.
Let's see your version.