Thursday, May 31, 2007

Connie’s June Layout Class:

Honoring the Graduates!
Tuesday, June 19th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $24
Pre-payment is required
Give us a call to reserve your spot today!

Dry your eyes, the ceremony is over and you have pictures to scrap! This month we will be creating a beautiful, 2-page layout to showcase your graduation photos. With a classic look and elegant touches, this layout was designed to accommodate photos of preschool graduation all the way through the Ph.D ceremony. The foundation of the layout is gray, black and white, with one additional accent color of your choosing. In my sample, I chose blue to coordinate with my photos, but you may select one Bazzill cardstock color to match your school colors or photos.
I will walk you through the design of the layout, with a focus on creative lettering arrangement for your title (using the pre-glittered chipboard alphabet), creative use of rub-ons, inking, stamping and ribbon looping, along with a brief discussion on overcoming creative obstacle.
Let me help you transform this design to meet your needs.
See you on the 19th!! -- Connie

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 (3) 4x6 inch photos (2 horizontal, 1 vertical – the 2 horizontal photos will be trimmed down in class to approximately 3 ½ x 4 ½ inches); journaling: approximately 6 lines of text printed on white cardstock using triple spacing between lines so they can be cut apart; scissors; paper trimmer; glue dots; 3D dimensional POP dots; your regular adhesive; black stamping ink; pencil and eraser; ruler (preferably clear); Sharpie Opaque white pen; hole punch or Crop-O-Dile.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Stamp of the Month

Great Impressions Stamps
June 2007

Each month a new and exciting art board arrives from Great Impressions Stamps at Memories & Beyond displaying hand stamped cards featuring the Stamp of the Month design. Be the first to get these new designs from Great Impressions Stamps. June 2007 stamp of the Month is F327 Flower Border and is offered to you at a very special 50% discount through the month of June 2007! In addition to this stamp of the month #F327, Great Impressions has created eleven complementing stamps this month that are used on the design board and we have them all! Come check out this wonderful art board showing how versatile one stamp can be one six great cards. Be the first to get these new designs from Great Impressions Stamps.

Want to create all these cards! Every month you will be able to create all 6 of the cards shown on the art board. We will be using glitter, ribbons brads and more.

Then join us Sunday, June 24th or Wednesday, June 27th in our Stamp of the Month Class. Check out our class schedule for more details.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

New Super Heros from EK Success

Check out EK Success's new
Super Hero line!

Marvel at the greatest Super Heros of all times with EK Success. These Super Heros are showcased in a marvelous assortment of dimensional stickers, embossed papers, albums and more. Choose from Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Fantastic Four and other Marvel Heros.

Every family has a Super Hero, which one is yours?

Memories & Beyond is Open Memorial Day

Memories & Beyond
1400 75th Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Open Memorial Day
10am to 3pm

by Making Memories

It's everywhere you look. From the fashion you wear, to the chair you sit in, everything old has been given new life. Presenting, Funky Vintage™ by Making Memories®. This collection is all about the traditional flocked designs of yesterday, pumped up with the strong colors of today. Papers, albums and a slew of embellishments make up this atypical program.

Leave a delightful mark wherever you wish, with memorable Funky Vintage™ flocked stickers. With a variety of beautifully designed alphabets, shapes, sayings, tags and more, these stickers will definitely make one stand up and take notice. Available in both Lizzie and Ruby collections.

These page kits are all about the traditional designs of yesterday, pumped up with the strong colors of today. Papers, stickers and a slew of
embellishments - everything you need to create 2 layouts.

Clear Alphabets and Shapes - You might think that all alphas and tags are the same, but these Funky Vintage Clears™ really know how to kick it up a level. Made from a jelly-like clear material, these adhesive-backed alphabets and tags are available in a variety of styles.

Wrap each of your creations is elegance with this not Funky Vintage Trims. Find woven ribbon with a satin flower stitch, eyelets, scalloped velvet, satin-edged and more. Available in both Lixxie and Ruby collections.

What makes flowers a little more special? When they're flocked, of course. Check out our new Funky Vintage™ Fabulous Flowers™ with a velvety texture and distinctive look.

You've got all the embellishments, now get the coordinating paint.
New Funky Vintage™ Color Kit.

Funky Vintage Chipboard Buttons

New from Making Memories

Making Memories has out done themselves again with their new Travel Line that covers both vintage travel and tropical themed travels. Memories & Beyond has the complete collection in stock.

Travel and Tropical Line
With this outstanding Travel line, whether you're a road warriors or frequent flyers, this new Travel collection fits the bill. Relive journeys with these two travel themed programs, Travel and Tropical, that include stickers, double-sided papers, albums, page kits, dimensional embellishments and more. Come check them out they won't last long!

Set the perfect scenic scene with any of our Tropical travel-themed papers. These double-sided, 12" x 12" papers feature palm trees, hibiscuses and words on the front, and a coordinated solid color on the back. There are nine paper patterns in all.

Adhere a little piece of your precious journeys with our travel-themed Rub-ons. Try them out for journaling, titles and anything else you can think of. Coordinate with the entire Travel line.

Thank goodness Gulliver and Marco and Polo kept travel logs. Thank goodness you can, too. Use these stylish, cardstock weight Journaling Tags to record every moment of every adventure. Coordinate with the entire Travel line.

You've seen plenty, so you're going to need plenty. And that's exactly what you'll get with Travel Flocked Ephemera Stickers. Frames, phrases, words, tags and page tabs all in rustic texture and dimension. Coordinate with the entire Travel line.

Flocked Mini Albums keep your trip memories in their own little world with our Chipboard Mini Album. Center your 5" x 7" photos and let the page embellishments create a lovely frame around your memoirs. Refills ara available. Both albums coordinate with the entire Travel line.
It's like having a travel agent take care of all the details for you. These 12" x 12" Travel Page Kits include Stickers, Colorboards, Paper and instructions to complete designer quality layouts. Coordinate with the entire Travel line.

Chipboard buttons Tropical are inspired by the surroundings of the tropics. Printed, then covered in epoxy, these buttons coordinate with the entire Tropical Travel line.

Aloha! Enjoy our Hibiscus Flowers in pink and white and orange and white color combinations. Includes 6 of each flower, 12 leaves and 12 mini brads.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Crop Night Every Weekend!

Join us for a Croppin Good
Time this weekend!
Friday, May 25th, 6pm to midnight
$15, includes snacks, drinks, dinner, dessert and give-a-ways!

Saturday, May 26th, 5pm to 11pm $6, includes snacks,
drinks, dessert and give-a-ways!
Attend both nights and save!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Donate Can Goods for the Needy & Make a free Make-n-Take for Mom!

This Saturday, May 12th is the 15th annual U.S. Postal food drive
"Stamp Out Hunger"!

Last year, Memories & Beyond collected food for the needy
with our postman and it was a great success because of you!

This year being Mother's Day weekend, we are offering a free Make-N-Take to any person, young or old, that brings in some non-perishable food items only.

This special Make-N-Take is for Mother's Day. You will be decorating a little flower pot, making a paper flower out of punches and making a Mother's Day card for your special Mom!

This year's drive is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2007.
Let's help to U.S. Postal Stamp Out Hunger together!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

New Product from EK Success!

The new Circle Scissor® Plus Cutting Tool, and it's Pink.
Circle Scissor® Plus is one tool that can
CUT and DRAW circles!
It works best if used on glass surface.
It cuts and draws circles up to 6"
The circle range: 1" - 6".
You can creates infinite number of circles, from the thinnest sliver of a cut to one large 6" circle.
You can cuts in both directions. You can draw circles easily with the attachment for pens and pencils. It adjusts to standard pen/pencil sizes. There is a No-touch blade replacement. A swivel handle for one step cutting and a large comfort grip area to hold this tool in place with gripper feet on bottom that prevents slipping.
Come on out this weekend and give it a spin and see how easy circle cutting can be!