Saturday, March 31, 2007

Great Impressions Stamp of the Month


Stamp Of The Month Card Class
Come, make all 6 of these wonderful cards.
cost $25 - prepayment required
Wednesday, April 18th
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, April 22nd
2pm to 5pm
Call and reserve your spot today!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Girl Scout Collection Arriving Soon!

The long awaited Girl Scout Collection is in route to Memories & Beyond!
Scheduled delivery date is April 3rd...


From Bo Bunny

From Imagination Project

From SEI

From SRM New State Stickers

New SRM StickersUSA that include all of the states of the United States has been selected as one of the "Latest and Greatest" products of 2007 by Creating Keepsakes.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

SDU - Methods Classes

Methods Program
Once you have graduated from our SDU® program or have taken the prerequisite courses (Color and Layout Design), you are then eligible to take these advanced classes. The Methods program features classes designed to refine your skills in specific area of interest. At the end of each Methods class, a special collectable pin is provided for you to proudly display!

Methods: " Pattern Paper" Class
Take the knowledge you acquired earlier about color theory, and apply it to working with patterned paper. You will learn about the parts that comprise the whole of patterned paper, and will discover how color and pattern work together to create a harmonious scrapbook layout!
Tuesday, April 3rd, 7pm to 9pm
Cost: $25 Pre-payment required.
Call 630-271-0610 and reserve your spot today!

Methods: " Embellishment Savvy" Class
Explore how embellishments can turn plain designs into one-of-a-kind keepsakes, and can easily transform the mood or meaning of an entire project. Using your acquired knowledge of layout design, you will develop the ability to view a basic layout as a blank canvas for your embellishing creativity!
Tusday, April 10th, 7pn to 9pm
Cost: $25 Pre-payment required.
Call 630-271-0610 and reserve your spot today!

Methods: " Shabby Chic" Class
Advance your scrapbooking techniques with this all new SDU methods class. You will learn the art of distressing using sandpaper and ink on lovely Laura Ashley paper.
Tuesday, April 17th, 7pm to 9pm
Cost: $25 Pre-payment required.
Call 630-271-0610 and reserve your spot today!
Sign-up for all three classes with pre-payment and receive $10 off plus free class binder!

3 New Classes Arrive From Junkitz

New Classes From Junkitz coming in April & May!

"All Boy" Tag Book
Created by Kathy Perez
This adorable “All Boy Tag Book” is a perfect way to showcase photos of your favorite boy of any age! This project features Teresa Collins exciting new Extreme Boy line. Chipboard Titlez, Transparency Ribbonz and creative uses of Paperz, Pouchez and Ballchainz make this mini book wonderfully unique.
Photo Requirements; 18 photos cropped to 2"x3"
Basic tool kit needed for class; paper trimmer, adhesive, and scissors.
Monday, April 2nd, 7pm to 9pm
Cost: $20 Pre-payment required. Call 630-271-0610 to reserve your spot!

"Mom" (Beginners Two Page Layout)
Created by Janna Wilson
Remember Mom on Mother’s Day with this pretty two page layout. Janna Wilson’s Fanciful Paperz combined with Gingham Ribbonz and Flowerz create a very feminine composition. Learn techniques with Junkitz Laguna Paintz in this striking yet simple layout class.
Photos required; one black & white photo cropped to 8"x6" horizontal, and four black & white photos cropped to 4"x4".
Basic tool kit needed: paper trimmer, adhesive, and scissors.
Thursday, May 3rd, 7pm to 9pm
Cost: $15 Pre-payment needed.Call 630-271-0610 to reserve your spot today.

"Birthday Celebrationz" (Intermediate Collection)Created by Janna Wilson
You will create a fabulous Birthday Calendar Book, Money Holder Card and Pillow Box all in this one class! Junkitz brand new Celebrationz line works perfectly with the ever popular Salsa Essentials Paperz. Don't pass up this incredible value!
Basic tool kit needed: paper trimmer, scissors, and adhesive. Thursday, May 17th, 7pm to 9pm
Cost: $15 Pre-payment required.Call 630-271-0610 and reserve your spot today!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Smarty from SEI is in!

This fun new scrapbook line from SEI will have you playing in the park.

With names like marbles, jump rope, tic tac toe, hopscotch and red rover, how can't you think of playing in the park. The Smarty line comes complete with matching brads, buttons, rub-ons, epoxy stickers, mini coaster tags, puffy stickers and alphabets, die cut tags, and ribbons.
Smarty is available now at Memories & Beyond!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

New Themed Kit from Hot Off The Press!

Never have enough time to scrapbook?
Want Pages Finished in a Flash?

Finished in a Flash Kits are here to help!

Paris was able to create this page of her family’s vacation in no time, because everything she needed was included in the Great Outdoors Kit!
These kits are such a time saver. Everything has already been compiled for you. No nned to worry about tracking down papers and then finding embellishments that will match; you can get straight to the fun part of creating your own page. Finished in a Flash!™ kits make creating pages so fast and easy!

Everything you need to make great pages is right there! The kits contain 12 sheets of 12"x12" papers, 2 sheets of punch-outs (these make doing the art for the pages so easy!), 3 ribbons, 20 standard brads, 30 mini brads, 12 shaped brads (6 each of two different kinds) and 2 Brad Buddies™!

Susan Cobb was able to
created this gorgeous
page using the
My Boy Kit.

Finished in a Flash!™ kits come in eight great themes: At the Beach, Birthday, Great Outdoors, In the Kitchen, My Boy, My Girl, My Dog, and Theme Park. Even better, everything in the kits is perfectly coordinated so you don’t have to worry about mixing and matching papers and embellishments. It’s all done for you! These kits take the guesswork out of creating pages with matching accents. These kits are such a great value. At $13.99 retail that’s only about a buck a page! You would spend way more than that if you had to compile all of the elements in the kit separately. Add some of your own cardstock, and you can create even more pages! These kits will save you money and time! It's a terrific value at your fingertips!

These kits also have designer album page ideas to inspire you! Whether you're a busy mom, a new scrapper or just short on time, these themed page kits are the perfect solution for fast, fantastic layouts.

Available now at Memories & Beyond!

Friday, March 9, 2007

EK Success - Tools of the Trade

EK Success has some of the coolest tools around -
have you tried them all?

Each of these tools is designed to give great results while making the process fun and foolproof. We all know how important it is to choose the right tool for the task at hand, so look over this list.

If cutting is your most important paper crafting task (and for many it is), then check out the Cutterpede® Straight Edge Trimmers that has additional cutting edges available. For freehand cutting, check out for the Cutter Bee® Retractable Knife and the Cutter Bee® Bugs for cutting, perforating, scoring and piercing!

What about those times when you want to cut a perfect size circle or a large oval? Well, you need to check out the Curvy Cutter™ system or the Circle Scissor® products.

Everyone needs a good pair of scissors to see.

The Cutter Bee® family has a wide range of scissors from small, large, colorful or Teflon-coated, there is a perfect style and size for your specific project.

Attach paper, ribbons, fibers and more using the easy-to-use Fastenater® Stapler. The decorative staples come in a variety of colors and styles to suit any project!

Think about adding texture, color and shape to your paper craft projects with Embossives®, Colorizer, Inscriblio™ and Empressor™. These tools will open up new creative ideas for your projects at hand.

Don't forget about the Merry Glo Round™ light box. The Merry Glo Round has a large working surface will come in handy with dry embossing plates, the circle cutting tools and more. This is the top light table available today.

Did you know that the Rainbow Color Selector is a helpful tool for selecting color combinations? The Rainbow color Selector comes in primary and tonal colors and two convenient sizes.

Every project needs adhesives and there are many products on the market. HERMA® Adhesives comes in tabs and dottos with many different color dispensers.

The Rub-On Tool will come in handy with all those rub-ons out in the market know. Also check out the Adhesive Remover. It also works on removing some rub-ons.

All these products are available at Memories and Beyond for you to check out. You can also purchase these items and much more through our online store

Monday, March 5, 2007

Connie's “Hello, Color!!” Layout Class Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

“Hello, Color!!” Layout Class Tuesday, March 13th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
March is officially here and, to me, that means Spring is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t look at another winter photo with hats, gloves and scarves, so I decided to usher in some sunshine myself with this fun and colorful layout class. Regardless of what the weather is outside, we’ll be thinking all about bright, cheery days ahead when we learn how to make paper grass and flower embellishments for this 2-page, 12x12 layout. We will be using lots of ribbon, felt, buttons, rhinestone flowers and fabulous colored patterns and cardstock. This layout is suitable for any spring-like photos in your stash – backyard garden photos, pets running through the green grass, arboretum pictures, botanical gardens, etc. So bring your scissors, adhesive, trimmer and circle cutters and let’s bask in our own sunshine!! See you soon! – Connie
Class Fee: $22 PrePayment Required
Call 630-271-0610

Below is a list of supplies that might be helpful to bring along to the class. However, please still come even if you don’t have all of these supplies, as I will bring my own stash to share if needed.
Spring Photos: (1) 5x7 vertical photo; (2) 4x6 horizontal photos; (1) 4x6 vertical photopaper trimmerscissorsglue stick3D dimensional POP dots your regular adhesiveglue dotstiny alphabet stampsblack stamping inkpencil and eraserruler (preferably clear)circle cutter (EK Success; Creative Memories; anything that cuts circles in multiple sizes)yellow and orange markers

Stamp of the Month Card Class

It's time for spring! What better way to get it started, then in a card class. This months theme is all about spring and Easter with Spring Blooms #H161 for the stamp of the month. With spring comes a new beginning, baby chicks and Easter and the cards we will be making cover that. Learn how to use heat emboss and add glitter to your cards. We will be using the stamp of the month in all 6 of these cards showing how versatile one stamp can be. We will be adding ribbons, buttons anf brads that add a personal touch to every project.
All card pieces are pre-cut for you.
All you need to bring to class is a god adhesive and a black ink pad.
Stazon or Ancient Page works best!
Wednesday, March 21st 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, March 25th, 2pm to 5pm
Cost: $25
Pre-payment is required
Please call, 630-271-0610 to reserve
your spot.

Going Green Scrapbook Class

Everyone has a little Irish in them. Why not show off your true colors with this great layout designed by Kris Swain at Reminisce. We will be completing two 12x12 layout pages using the new paper Green Day by Reminisce.

Join Alice,
Thursday, March 15th at 7pm to 9pn
Cost: $20
Pre-payment is required, please call 630-271-0610
and reserve your spot today!

Basic tool kit needed; paper trimmer, adhesive, and scissors.

Cori's Easy Pattern Class

Inspired by "Creating Keepsakes" Easy Pattern Book, you will be learning how to get the most out of your supplies. Cori will teach you the how easy it is to take this pile of cut up pattern papers and create three 12x12 two-page layouts for your Easter or Spring photos along with making three cards.

To help move the class along, Cori will be pre-cutting the papers.
This way everyone will be able to complete all the layouts and cards.

Join Cori
Sunday, March 18th, from 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday, March 20th from 7pm to 9pm

Cost: $25

Pre-payment is required, please call 630-271-0610 and reserve your spot!

Tools needed include:
12" paper trimmer, adhesive, glue dots, ruler
pencil, scissors
11 horizontal 4X6 photos
3 vertical 4X6 photos

I will have extras of these tools- so don’t worry if you’re missing something!
I hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

New Product From Making Memories

Spring fever has arrived from Making Memories in the form of classically clean, yet hip designs. Their new Spring and Easter collection will, just like the season itself, refresh your creations with everything from paper and paint, to stickers and stamps and more.

New Chipboard Shapes for Spring and Easter! Paint, cover, distress and adorn these clever 8" chipboard shapes until they're just right. Available in egg, butterfly, bunny and flower shapes. Coordinate with other pieces from the new Spring Easter collection.

A small butterfly flurrying past a beautiful budding flower. These are the signs of spring and now you can find them in Making Memories Spring and Easter line of new Grommets.

Get into the Spring mix of things with this captivating set of Foam Stamps. Let flowers and butterflies dance across every project - maybe even Easter eggs! Coordinate with other pieces from the new Spring Easter collection.

New paint colors for Spring:
Robin's Egg
Pea Pod

Just like cuddly chicks and bunnies, these velvet stickers in seasonal shapes, will soften up any project. Coordinate with other pieces from the new Spring/Easter collection.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is often found in the details. Unique details like tags, charms, pins and clips from Making Memories line of hard embellishments can transform unadorned projects into extraordinary keepsakes. Choose from our extensive collection and watch your creative endeavors become personalized mementos.

New Brads

New Idea Book

Remember that feeling of anticipation when you had something really great to share for Show and Tell? Making Memories is bringing that feeling of pride and excitement back with their latest creative publication, Show and Tell. Show and Tell will take basic crafting materials and techniques, show you inspiring projects, and then tell you how to do it yourself. You'll have a hard time containing yourself, once you've completed yet another creation.