Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Quick Quotes has some gorgeous papers

I just love the orange of this paper.  And it is so pretty with my little girls dark blue velvet dress.

When I picked up the paper I also picked up the coordinating sheet of diecuts, ribbon and the rub-ons.

I found some orange Prima flowers and a big beautiful Prima butterfly that was orange too.  I love orange!

This was a fun layout to do.  I put both photos on one page and the facing page has a little journaling and a lot of beautiful embellishments; no photos. I challenge you to create a two page layout with photos only on one side.

The Cinch

New in Store: We R Memory Keepers The Cinch

The Cinch has been getting some rave reviews. Here are some highlights about it.
  • It's lightweight, compact, and very sturdy.
  • Although The Cinch is fairly easy to use, it's great that the instructions are printed directly on the machine. You'll never have to worry about misplacing your user manual again!
  • Measurements are printed in both inches and centimeters.
  • The Cinch punches stylish round holes instead of the rectangles used by many older bookbinding machines. This gives your project a clean and contemporary look while making it easier to thread the binding through the punched pages without accidentally snagging or tearing the paper.
  • If you like to scrapbook at night, you'll be pleased to learn that The Cinch is relatively quiet when in use. Most crafters who've tried the tool so far say it doesn't disturb sleeping family members.
Here's a good informative video that lets you know some key points about it.

Stop by the store and check it out today!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

QuicKutz Silhouette Demonstration

Are you interested in learning on how to make the most of your QuicKutz Silhouette? Or are you wondering about the different things the Silhouette can do? Drop by the store Thursday between 1 - 5 and we'll be showing the different things that can be done with the Silhouette.

We will be demonstrating the new Rhinestones that Silhouette has just released.
We will also be demonstrating the new heat transfer material, if you want to bring in a tshirt or something to be personalized, please feel free.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pre-Iventory Sale Continues

Fantastic savings are still to be had as we prepare for inventory. That's right, if you missed it, don't worry it's still going on. But don't delay because these deals are first come, first serve!

Buy 10, Get 10 Free on All Printed Papers

Save 50% on All Wood Handled Stamps

Reinkers - Now 45% Off

Selected QuicKutz 2x2 Dies - 75% Off

Press Petals Metal Letters 25cents each

Color Cordinations Paper Packs - Reg. $14.49 Now $7

Making Memories Just Chillin' Paper and Embellishments 65% Off

Doodlebug - Flock & Glitter Now 30% Off

Plus many more! Stop by and check them out today.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Scrapbook Camp

We will be holding a scrapbook camp, July 5 - 9, 2010 from 1 - 3 pm. For boys and girls, ages 6 and up.

Come out and make 3 different projects and learn some new techniques.

The first project will be to make a Summer Memories accordion, hanging album. We will plan out our pages and then use the Silhouette to create our embellishments.

The second project will be a transparency album where we will learn about using Alcohol Inks. This will make a fun gift for a friend or just a nice album to keep for yourself.

The last project (time allowing) will be a one sheet wonder class where we will make a bunch of cards from one sheet of patterned paper.

Cost for this one week class is $50 and space is limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Christmas in July

Yes, not only is summer coming, so is Christmas and we are going to have some Christmas classes and sales to get ready.

First up is a one sheet wonder class on July 13 at 7 pm. Come out and make 9 cards from one sheet of patterned paper. Jen will show you how to make the most of your paper. Cost is $25. Call, email or drop by to sign up today.

There will be sales and coupons as well. Keep watching the blog and newsletter for more information.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

No time to scrapbook lately?

Consider picking up one of Making Memories 8x8 Pre-Designed Albums. These albums come all decorated for you and ladies, these are flat pages. The pages have embellishments that include flowers, buttons and brads.

The thing I really like about these albums is that they tell you what size of pictures you'll need! On each page in the picture slots are the size of photos.

There are nice journalling spots.

These are the perfect albums if you just haven't had the time to do your own scrapbooking lately.

Imaginisce scraps

I had a few pieces of Imaginisce left over from my last layout. I came across this old photo of my Duncan as a baby (he's getting his drivers license this December ~ eek!) and thought the photo and the Imaginisce needed to go together.

I sanded the edges of the photo instead of matting.  It gives a more distressed, softer look than the matte.
'monkey' alpha is by Sassafras and 'DUNC.' alpha is Thickers.
I put three of those puffy Imaginisce car stickers on my layout.  Too fun!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Still Room in Fall Retreat!

Yes, there is still room in the fall retreat! If you were thinking that you might have missed out now is your chance to sign up! Limited space left so don't delay to avoid disappointment.

If you're looking for a fun filled weekend away the join us for our 9th Annual Fall Retreat on October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Our fun exciting retreat takes place at the picturesque Log Lodge overlooking the Blueberry River Valley at the Blueberry Bible Camp. Surrounded by the beautiful landscape and cozy atmosphere of the wood fireplace we enjoy a fun filled three days of scrapbooking and crafting.

Doors open on Friday the 1st at Noon and we're packed up and ready to head home by three in the afternoon on Sunday. All meals and accommodations are included. Combined with a secret class project on Saturday and a fantastic goodie bag full of fun treats! You have the option as well to take a class kit and just enjoy the fun on Saturday or participate in the class, either way there's tons of treats in your class pack too!

Cost for the weekend is just $260.00 plus applicable taxes however early bird registration is just $240.00 plus applicable taxes when your registration is received before the end of the business day August 27, 2010.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Big Pre-Inventory Sale

Fantastic savings are to be had as we prepare for inventory starting tomorrow.

Buy 10, Get 10 Free on All Printed Papers

Save 50% on All Wood Handled Stamps

Reinkers - Now 45% Off

Selected QuicKutz 2x2 Dies - 75% Off

Press Petals Metal Letters 25cents each

Color Cordinations Paper Packs - Reg. $14.49 Now $7

Making Memories Just Chillin' Paper and Embellishments 65% Off

Doodlebug - Flock & Glitter Now 30% Off

Plus many more! Stop by and check them out today.

Monday, June 14, 2010

'Lets go fly a kite' layout with Imaginisce

So who scrapbooked over the weekend?
I did.  I chose to work with some Imaginisce papers.  It seemed appropriate as it's the featured manufacturer at Unforgettable Memories this month.  Imaginisce has some really fun, childlike prints perfect for scrapping play time photos. 
I picked up a new border punch the last time I was in the store.  I've been wanting this one for a while so I was thrilled to find it.  I layered some punched circles and a torn strip of blue and then used my new border punch.
There is a neat line of puffy stickers to go along with these Imaginisce papers.  I created a trail, using my black Zig pen, from the puffy plane sticker I stuck on my page. I used Doodlebug loopy letters along the trail for the title.  I think it makes a fun title for my layout.
The next time you're in the store check out the display of Imaginisce at the front door.  You're sure to find something fun to create a layout with.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Grandma layout

I like to use the various inks and mists on my layouts.  I could just start spraying on a blank piece of paper, but then when I start placing my photos and embellishments all my pretty spraying could end up covered up.  So for this layout I started by putting my layout together.  I cut my patterned paper and matted my photo.  I placed it on my background, and decide where my embellishments would go. Then I tucked my leaf and bird masks just under the papers where I wanted them.  I lifted off the patterned papers and photo, sprayed over the masks and left it to dry for a few moments.  Then I put my papers and photo back, this time glueing it all down.
I love the glittery alpha; I think it's Doodlebug.  The letters are big so it wouldn't fit straight across.  I think it looks fun on two lines.

The large Prima flower comes with the gorgeous center.  The smaller flowers have Kaiser jewels in the centers.

I found a pretty scrolly frame rubon for the journaling.  It was from a Pink Paislee sheet.

One photo layouts are fun to do once in a while.  I usually have way too many photos to scrap to stick with just the one photo, but I wanted to scrap this one by itself.  And look at all the gorgeous embellishments I got on the page with the one photo. 

So find a special photo and scrap it by itself. Do it this weekend.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Looking for some tutorials?

Do you have a Silhouette but aren't sure how to use it? Unforgettable Memories now has it's own You Tube Channel and we've uploaded some tutorials on the Silhouette for you to view. Even if you don't have one, feel free to check them out. You can find out all the things that the Silhouette can do.

Click here to go to our YouTube Channel

Who's scrapbooking this weekend

DH is on nights all weekend so I have my evenings free.  I plan on pulling out all my goodies and spreading out across the dining room, living room and maybe even the kitchen counters if I need them.  So look for some new layouts from me next week.
I'll use Prima's June sketch as inspiration this weekend.  It's a good one.

Check out what the Prima DT has done with it.  There are some beautiful layouts on the Prima Blog.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sales of the week

This week save on Holiday themed merchandise. All Halloween, Easter, Valentine's and Christmas items are on for 40% off. Come in and save today!

Members: Save 25% Off Making Memories Acrylic Paint. This paint is great for scrapbooking and cardmaking. You can even stamp with it! Now is a great time to pick up some and try it out if you haven't.

Sales expire Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Love You

Father's Day Class on Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm. A mini book titled "Top Ten Reasons to Love You." This quick mini book uses the new Bella BLVD Man of the House paper, chipboard and embellishments. All you need is 11 of your favourite vertical or horizontal 4x3 photos of the favourite Dad in your life! This class is $42.00 for non members and $37.00 for members.
Stop in the store to see complete project.

Harmonie scrapbook page

Isn't this Harmonie Paper pretty?  I love the birds and swirling branches. I cut off a 1/2" from one side and from the bottom and then layered it onto a piece of Bazzills new embossed dotty kraft paper.  Everything is distressed and inked.
I layered three pieces of torn and distressed paper under my photo. Then used some Fancy Pants rubons; the brown scroll, 'delightful', and the rose just above the title.
I really like how my title turned out.  Have you used a banner on a layout yet?  They are so easy and fun. For mine I cut 4 triangles. Glued them to my page with just a dab in the middle of the triangle because I wanted my points to be lifting off the page a little.  I put a brad in between each triangle and wrapped jute around them. The sticker letters I adhered last.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

sketch layout.

A scrapbooking friend posted a sketch as a challenge.  This isn't my favourite layout that I made with the latest Crate product, but it was certainly a quick one to put together.  Sketches make it so easy to get your photos in to your scrapbooks so next time you're stuck for an idea find a sketch to use.
Pagemaps is a good place to start looking for sketches.

Did you notice the scroll on the brown strip?  That's the backing from a Prima Felt piece.  I rubbed some brown ink across the surface to take away the white shinyness.
And the grama, gramma piece I ripped from an old dictionary.  Who uses a dictionary anymore when is so handy?

Bazzill Matching Site

The other day while I was doing some research for a project that I'm working on I found this wonderful site that I just had to share! Bazzill Matchmaker.


Let Bazzill's color experts do the matching for you!

We are happy to help you find the perfect Bazzill cardstock to coordinate with your favorite patterned papers. We realize with more than 500 colors and 7 textures of acid-free, lignin-free cardstock it can be confusing.

Hey, there is no point in kissing any frogs...with the Bazzill color experts you get the prince every time!

It is easy to do. Select the manufacturer above and use the suggested Bazzill cardstock colors for layouts, cards, invitations, or any paper craft."

So I decided to give it a whirl. I tried Basic Grey and up came all of the lines, back to Wisteria. Not only did it suggest colours but it also showed what the papers from the line looked like just in case you didn't know which line it came from.

So if you are ever working on a project and need to know which colours coordinate, go to Bazzill Matchmaker and give it a try.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Capella line now in store

Capella is the new Basic Grey line. The description is "Toast the happy couple with Capella, a collection of vintage inspired Italian sweet-cream paper ribboned with bold espresso and biscotti-colored confections. Old-world elegance, ripe with tradition, perfect for your pages. Feast your eyes on pure beauty."

What I love about this line is the elegance of it. From the papers to the embellishments it is a truly beautiful line.

Stop by the store today and be inspired by the elegance of this beautiful line

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wide Open Spaces ~ a two page layout

I popped in to the store yesterday to drop off a layout. I love how this one turned out ~ it's been sitting on my desk for about 3 weeks and yesterday I decided to finish it. And it just all came together. My mojo is back!

I built the layout on Bazills embossed polka dot kraft cardstock. I'm going to be picking up some more of that the next time I'm in the store.  It could easily became a staple.
The patterned papers are by Harmonie.  The chipboard pieces and brads are by Crate Paper match the paper perfectly and are so fun to layer if you don't mind the bulk.
The ruler rub-ons, 'wind' sticker, MM alpha bits and the square under the title are bits from my stash that have been on my desk begging to be used for weeks now.

Have fun being random.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Upcoming Father's Day Class

Here is a look at the cover of the Father's Day minibook I am designing for this months class. Sorry the photo is sideways. Date, time and cost will be determined soon. The title is Top 10 Reasons to Love You...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer is almost here

And we have the new BoBunny camping line, Roughin' It to celebrate. This cute line has all the paper and embellishments to make your summer memories just that more special.

Why not stop by today and check this and our other summer lines out?

Blog hopping.

Some days I spend a little time cruising through various blogs admiring different talent.  Maybe I can help you waste some time today.

One blog I check out every couple days is the Tattered Angels blog.  I like seeing how their design team uses their mists, screens and chips. The layout they've featured today is just gorgeous.  I love the cut out leaves and flowers layered with fabric flowers and wired leaves to create a border.

Tattered Angels has, in the past, paired with Prima; another blog I check out regularly.  They update daily with new layouts, cards and other gorgeous projects.

One of Prima's designers is Ingvild Bolme.  She creates fabulous pages and projects. I like to check out her blog to see what she has done for her other design teams. Her layouts are full of beautiful little details like stitching and tearing.  I think I might create a title under a torn corner as Ingvild did on her latest layout.  So pretty!

Another manufacturers blog that I like is Jenni Bowlin's inspiration blog. JBS manufacturers some interesting embellishments that Unforgettable Memories carries.  I like seeing how her design team has used those embellishments.

One of Jenni Bowlin's design team members is Dina Wakely.  I love, love, love her pages.  Her layouts are covered in lots of paint and ink and messiness.  If only I could be that free with the art supplies.

So what are your favourite blogs?  Let me know if you discover someone new while you're blog hopping from website to website.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sales for June 2nd - 8th

Save 55% Off Making Memories Flowershop & Blossoms

Members Save on Sandylion Essentials

Reg. $3.99 Now $1.75

Reg. $2.99 Now $1.25

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Month means New Vendor

We have a new Vendor of the Month. Imaginisce.

As with all of our vendors of the month, buy 5 items or more save 10%. Members save 20%.

Imaginisce had this cute description on their website:

"Just imagine a color blind visionary starting a wholesale design and manufacturing company inspiring individuals to celebrate and remember what they value most in their lives. Add some fresh color, innovative papers and gazillions of coordinating products and you have IMAGINISCE!"