Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bo Bunny word book

Well here it is. A Bo Bunny Baby word book. This is a class. It will be on Saturday, April 24th. The best thing about this class is that Lynette has allowed us to book the class room for just about the whole day. Class will start at 10 am and go until 3 pm with a lunch break from noon to 1 pm. That's awesome because we will be able to create our embellishments in the morning, break for lunch and then come back and finish the rest of the word book. For this class we will be using all My Little Yellow Bicycle. You will be able to create a boy or girl version of this book, so be sure to specify when you register. The embellishments are stamped and then we will use Glossy Accents, Flock, Flower Soft, and Embossing Powder. If you have never tried any of these products you will surely want to sign up for this class and try out something new. This class is $40.00 for members and $45.00 for non members. Call, email or drop by Unforgettable Memories soon to register for this class.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Are you a bit of a flower child?


Would you say you loved warm colours? Reds, turquoise, yellow and green?


And do you like flowers? Love sunshine and warm weather?


Flower Child calls out for warm, summer day photos, friends, children, gardens and I'm sure many more tropic themes.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Watch out! Here comes Mama-Razzi!

Are you ready for Mama-razzi?!


It's stylish and funky and fun!

Using our great papers and embellishments. Distressed and dots, graphs and gorgeous! Cameras, film, slides and more... it calls out for all you photographers!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lots of New Stock!!

Wow! We just got a big shipment in of new goodies! There are lots of new stickers, punches, papers and more!

We've got in Martha Stewart punches, glitter and micro beads. K&Company paper and embellishments as well as coordinating albums.

And a wide variety of brand new ek Success punches.

Make sure you watch the blog starting next week for details about this great new stock!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quite Contrary


My Mind's Eye newest line will not have you feeling contrary to it, despite it's name. This sweet line is full of happy colours and creatures. In addition to having the paper we also have the paper embellishments for the perfect added touch.
Check out this sweet line next time you are in the store!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Brook Collection

Crate Paper's new line is now in store and it is beautiful! With its warm and subtle colours it is sure to inspire creativity! The muted yellow compliments the brown and teal to perfect.

This line overs a lot of versatility. It can be used for boys and girls.

Why not come by and check it out today?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Green at Heart

New in store is BasicGrey's newest line - Green at Heart.
BasicGrey goes green....and hot pink, tomato red, posey purple and bright white in Green at heart! These fresh and fun patterns in bright prismatic colours will spur your creativity!
From bright colours to fun little creatures that will tug at your heart strings, this is a fun spring line to take care of all your scrapbooking and paper crafting needs. Check it out today!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Last but not least Saturday

Here is the last page of the Life's Little Moments mini book that will be a class coming to Unforgettable Memories on April 8th at 7pm. This class is $35.oo. And will be fun and easy to make. If you have never made an acrylic album this would be a good one to come a try. You will also learn to make an easel so your mini book can stand by itself.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday and Friday

Yes there is a pattern to this book. When working on an acrylic album it is easier to plan, follow a pattern and it is wise to use double sided paper. We use lots of punches in this class. A corner punch, bracket border punch, scallop border punch and the apron border punch. We also use 3 different sized circle punches to create our own flower embellishments. Homemade paper embellishments are very trendy right now! Come learn how to make some. April 8th at 7pm.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday at our house

Just another Wednesday at our house. Join me and document a week in your life. Come to class on April 8th and create this simple acrylic album. "Life's Little Moments" is a great way to record the everyday, routine things we do.

Sales and Coupons!


We have some great deals at the store right now. Our regular sale is 25% Off Rhinestones and Pearls. The member's sale is 70% Off My Minds Eye Dreamy 2 line!! This is a great sale and supplies are limited. Be sure to come by soon and check it out!

Our coupon this week is for ek Success punches. Save 35% off with your coupon or by mentioning it.

Remember you can find out about these sales and coupons by signing up for the newsletter. Email us today to sign up.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Here is Tuesday's page in the upcoming class "Life's Little Moments". It was fun to journal each day. Normally when I scrapbook it usually a big event like a birthday or holiday. I enjoyed journaling about our day. Maybe I will start a journal or diary.

Let's talk page protectors.

For a few years now, I have been using D-ring albums, and all sizes of page protectors in them -
12 x 12, 8.5 x 11, 6 x12 and 12x6, even business card and hockey card page protectors. I am not careful about what shows behind a smaller page, or if the colors clash or compliment - i love the randomness of it all.
An embarassingly long time ago, I had these photos printed into 8 x 12 size, and realized that I didn't really want to make three separate pages about my son and/or autumn, all taken at about the same time. So:

I cut one in half and put all three of them on two 12 x 12 sheets of cardstock to make a two page layout. Kind of cool, hey? It makes a big impact in your scrapbook. There are loads of photo printing options at the store of course, and I am a big fan of the 12 x 12 print too. I think this would be cool - to have just one image printed on a 12 x 24 and then cut it in half for your album (as long as you aren't cutting through a face or the focal point of your photo). I am going to find an image to do this with.
Ok, back to the previous layout - I had more photos that I had wanted to include somehow, so I cropped them all into a hockey card page protector and trimmed a third of it off because I didn't need all the spaces


Kind of difficult to show in pictures - one of those things you have to see with your hands. When my family looks at the album, they can take out the little middle page and see the whole layout if they want - more good old interactive fun with photos. Lynette has loads and loads of different sized page protectors at the store and D-ring albums if you are interested in trying out some new shapes and sizes. I think it's very liberating and can help get you out of a creative rut, should you be in one. There are NO RULES in this awesome hobby! Even the ones you make for yourself can be broken :)

In Stitch'z Floss

Everything you need to get start - even the needles!

Goes with the templates that I mentioned yesterday. Comes with 6 Bazzill colours, 8 yards per colour, 2 needles. Colour-matched to coordinate with Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock colours.

Specifically manufactured for use with paper. Won't leave dust when sewn through cardstock.

Woven, natural fiber thread won't separate or shred while sewing.

In Stitch'z Scrapbooking Floss is perfect for a personal handmade touch to any scrapbooking layout or greeting card.

Prima has Marches sketch up

I've started the last two sketches and never finished them.  Maybe this third one is the charm :)
I love using circles on my layouts.  Don't you?  Check out how the Prima DT has used this sketch for their layouts.  You have till March 30th to put your sketch in Prima's gallery.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunday and Monday

Here is a shot of my Sunday and Monday pages in the upcoming class, "Life's Little Moments". It was fun to take pictures of the little moments. One thing I learned is that you have to slow down and actually breathe through the moment when you are taking a photo. You can't fly through the moment and take it for granted. My kids thought if was fun to take random photos. I am sure they were happy to not be posing and told to smile or open their eyes!

A great way to get in "Stitch'z"

In Stitch'z Templates by Bazzill.
Add a handmade touch that says, "I made this for you!"

Each package has four, 3x5, reusable, templates filled with easy-to-follow stitching designs for adding a personal touch to any scrapbooking layout or greeting card.

Watch tomorrow for Bazzil's Floss packs that work great with these templates!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Don't forget

Don't forget the "Life's Little Moments" mini book class is coming up. I finished mine. It's journaled and I have put my pictures in. If you haven't started taking a weeks worth of photos there is still time. Oh and people will think you are weird taking your camera with you everywhere you go. I got a couple of strange looks. That's Ok though.

Check back daily to see photos from my book.

You don't have to have your pictures to attend class. The class is on April 8th at 7 pm and is $35.00.

Clear Acrylic Albums

New in store we have Acrylic Albums from Harmonie. Harmonie is a Canadian company.

The albums are: Laser engraved – Convenient for the 12¨x 12¨scrapbooking pages – Album include 10 plastic protective pockets – Additional pockets available in package of 10 units – Personalization space on every style.

These beautiful albums are priced at just under $60. Come by and check out these beautiful albums today!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Misters

You may have noticed if you read the blog regularly that Heather shows all the fun things you can do with misters. A few days ago you can see that I mentioned the new Smooch misters that we have in stock. We also have Tattered Angels and Maya Road misters available for purchase.

Maya Road Spray Mist are water-based pigments that come in 2fl.oz pump spray bottles. There are 8 base colors and 3 metallic glitter colors. Spray a coat of metallic mist before adding on a base color for a shimmery sparkle effect.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist is a quick and easy spray that delivers just a touch of glimmer in a fine mist to make all of your projects shine. Glimmer Mist puts an end to messy, clumpy, and time consuming conventional glitters with over 80 colors to choose from so finding the right one for your project is easy. Glimmer Mist is safe for and adheres to all types of materials including paper, acrylic, metal, and fabric.

Here is a great example of Heather's misting techniques. Why not try it for yourself?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Use Some Razzle Dazzle!

This week's newsletter coupon is 40% off Dazzlers! Use these fun flowers and images to add some Razzle and Dazzle to your next project.

Remember to receive the newsletter, simply email us and we'll add you to the list!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cosmo Cricket

We just got in Cosmo Cricket's 3 new lines and they are really cute! The three lines are Garden Variety, Material Girl and Joy Ride.
Garden Variety is anything but your "garden variety." Here, the strawberries smile, the peas are friends and the chicks wear bonnets. What could make for happier projects? Simply mix together some cardstock, add in a dash of colorful elements, a healthy serving of Ready, Set Chipboard and sprinkle with buttons. VoilĂ , a masterpiece.
Do you swoon over beautiful patterns, drool over pretty colors, or see huge potential in the tiniest of scraps? Well, if you do, you've found your perfect collection. Filled with the tools of craftiness, antique sewing art and vintage designs, this line is sure to speak to the heart of any material girl.

Celebrate the Staycation with a little Joy Ride. Load up your wagons, pack your bags and don't forget the pets. This line has everything you need for those summer road trip projects.... well, we aren't offering the kitchen sink, but you get the idea. If you're not planning a road trip, don't worry, Joy Ride is fun for parties, preschool and boy-life in general.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Open Late This Week

This week we are open late on Wednesday and Thursday till 8 pm. A little added shopping time for those who like to get out in the evenings! We will have the lab open late well!

Speaking about the Photo Lab, the issues we were having last week have been resolved. If you have any other issues, please contact us immediately and we will do our best to resolve the issue for you.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I Challenge You...

I challenge you to document life right now for one week. We are all busy working or raising kids, volunteering, working out, having fun, watching TV. What ever it is document right now. Use pictures and words to record each day for one week then join me on Thursday, April 8th at 7 pm to create an acrylic album.

This year it is one of my creative goals to scrapbook the everday little moments more often. I have always wanted to make a project using pictures from one week. It is hard to pack your camera around and take pictures of everyday moments. It is so much easy to document BIG events like birthday parties or milestones. Just pack your camera with you everywhere. You might be surprised with the great shots you get!

Here is a shot of the book we will be creating. We will use Bella BLVD. Swing into Spring paper. This is an acrylic album so you will also learn how to plan and layer pages.

This book will also be ready for anyone going to Spring crop. This would be an easy project to finish there exspecially if you take your photos this week and have them ready to take with you.

All photos are 2x3 and horizontal. For Sunday you will need 4 to 8, 4 photos for Monday and Tuesday, 4 or 5 photos for Wednesday and Thursday, and 4 photos for Friday and Saturday.

You have a couple of weeks so get busy and take those pictures! See you in class!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Finding inspiration

Life has been a little more hectic than usual at our house, and when I got a chance to sit down at my art area, I found myself just sitting there staring at stuff, wondering what to do and where to start. Need some inspiration...what to do, what to do... and I look over and see my simple old sewing machine.


OK! I'm feeling inspired to make something. Now...I need a layout upon which I can sew...
So I started here with a simple sewn border - very subtle, but still noticeable and keeps the eye from wandering off the page:


And then I found a package of older Making Memories product and decided to use the tags as a border - no glue, just sewed 'em on.

And then zipped a messy border around the photo and diecuts:


And for the last one, I was looking at my copious supply of Bazzil borders, and had a brain wave:
a layered "snow look" for a page about our first time skiing with our two oldest boys last spring.



I didn't glue any of the borders either - just started stitchin! Hope you have some time to scrapbook this weekend, and maybe you'll pull out that sewing machine a try a few stitches on some projects. Once you start, you'll want to sew on every layout you create. I'm not kidding.

Flower Soft

Flower Soft is the most exciting and versatile craft product for years. It can make fantastic realistic miniature flowers and plants in minutes, which can then be used to decorate your cards, scrap pages, presents, pictures, eggs, dolls houses and much more. Not only does it create flowers but is also creates a floral effect on text, borders and designs.

Available in regular and also Ultra Fine. Ultra fine gives crafters the ability to use the 3D-effect product on much more detailed, finer designs for added creativity and versatility!

Many colour options available including solid and mixed. Come by and check them out today!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Another Valentine's Day Layout

This is another Valentine's layout. The scallop heart shape is a pocket to store all of Hailey's special Valentine cards. All the paper and embellishments are from My Little Bicycle.

Which by the way is the featured company of the month at Unforgettable Memories. Stop by and check out all the My Little Bicycle on sale at the store.




Smooch Spritz!


Smooch Spritz is perfect for creating shimmering backgrounds on cardstock, chipboard, stencils and wood. Designed to coordinate with Smooch inks.

Spray a background on card and pages. When dry, stamp images. Blend and layer colors for creative backgrounds.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Using Journaling notes

I've been waiting anxiously for all the new product to start arriving in the store.  In the meantime I've been trying to use up what I already have and, slowly, clean and organize my scraproom.  I discovered I have quite a few pads of journaling notes.  Mostly Making Memories ones. 
I put together a couple of layouts using those journaling notes as partial mattes for my photos. Maybe I can give you some ideas on using up your extras.

I bought the Making Memories pad of journaling pages when I picked up the coordinating line of papers and embellishments. I used a few pages of the pad for my layouts at that time, but still have more than half the pad left.
On the layout I used 3 pages to matte my photo and a 4th to make the pleated strip and the piece at the top of my page.
The stickers are all 7 Gypsies from their travel line.
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On 'my nerd' I used only one journaling note.  Everything else (photos and embellishments) are layered on top.  This was  a really quick simple layout.  Especially because I used a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Coupon for the week.


Great deal on Cards Magazine! Buy 1 Get 1 Free on all 2009 Cards Magazines. Hurry in as supplies are limited. Remember to either print your coupon or mention it at time of purchase.

If you are not currently subscribed to the newsletter and would like to be, send us your name and email address to sales@unforgettablememories.ca and we'll sign you up!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Smooch!


Smooch are pearlized pigmented inks in a nail-polish bottle. The foam applicator allows you to get into tiny areas for detail work. Use on paper, glass, cardstock, fabric, wood, clay and much more. Great for making backgrounds. Acid-free, archival and fast drying.

  • Add dots of color to embellish a stamped image
  • Color stamped images
  • Layer color over patterned papers
  • Highlight raised areas of embossed or textured papers, metal, buttons or brads
  • Shake well before using
  • Create a background by putting a little water into a shallow pan. Dot the surface of the water with a few drops of ink. Use more than one color. Drop a piece of cardstock onto the water’s surface for a few seconds. Then lift straight up.
  • Spritz a piece of cardstock with water, then wet a sponge and dot with Smooch. Use one color or more. Drag the sponge over the wet cardstock.
  • Use the tip to freehand draw your own unique details and designs
  • Gild the edges of papers and boxes
We have many colours of this new, fun product in store. Colours options include:
  • Siren
  • Pumpkin
  • Green Apple
  • Azure
  • Sugarberry
  • Moonlight
  • Siren
  • Moonlight
  • Tuxedo
  • Kiwi
  • Plum Twist
  • Carrot
And that's just to name a few. Come by the store to see the colours we have available!