Sunday, September 30, 2007

from Lasting Impressions

Have you seen the new Craft TV Weekly webisode! Well, if not check it out at and see the latest Lasting Impressions Kit available now at Memories & Beyond!

From Party to Page by Jami Petersen. Jami is going batty with glow in the dark Halloween party favors. She starts by creating a bat place card by using Lasting Impressions software program and a little paper folding. Next Jami prints another bat on vellum paper. Then, using the Bat dry imbossing brace template give the bat some definition. Once added the a gift bag and a glow stick is tossed in, you have a treat bag like no other. These projects use a few tricks and create some cute treats. Enjoy!

The kit comes complete with three large brace templates, 12 card-size cardstock sheets and four 12x12 cardstock sheets. A $26 value for only $19.95. All you need to add is the software program, ribbons, gift bag, glow sticks and your personal touches.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Scrap Pink Weekend

Breast cancer has touched or will touch the lives of almost everyone we know. This is your opportunity to do something about it while doing something you love! Come crop this weekend for the 'cause'. Our goal is to raise $2,000 for the
Susan G. Komen
fund. We are halfway there!
Call 630-271-0610 for details and to reserve your spot.

Some events for croppers only include:

  • hourly raffles
  • goodie bags
  • great food
  • special treat if you wear pink
  • did I say great food?
  • discount coupon
  • kinship

Can't crop? Come in and purchase make-and-takes or raffle tickets for great prizes. 100% of this money will go to Susan G. Komen fund!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Scrap Pink Weekend in September

Space is still available... Sign-up Today!
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Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Products from Technique Tuesday

At Technique Tuesday, they believe it should be fun and easy to highlight the photos in your scrapbook, to make handmade cards, that will touch the hearts of the people you love, and to create one-of-a-kind items to give as gifts or use to decorate your home!

At Technique Tuesday, they strive to design products and highlight techniques using clear stamps that can be used in many ways and complement many different scrapbooking styles, create beautiful cards and other crafts.

Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps...
Technique Tuesday stamps are, well… clear! You can see straight through to your layout so you can tell when the stamp is in the right position. They are ready to be used – no trimming and no need to pay for, store, or carry bulky wood blocks. They can be used with inkpads, paint, or scrapbook-safe markers to make titles and embellishments in any color. They can be stamped individually or combined on a larger clear block to stamp entire words, phrases, or scenes. Best of all, they clean up easily with water.

Technique Tiles
Add dimension and texture has never been easier! The clean, creamy background of Technique Tiles are perfect to use as-is or you can easily add your own color. Drag an ink pad around the edges or across the entire tile, swipe them with paint or enhance them with any other scrapbooking medium. These little gems are easily transformed from basic to beautiful in seconds. Technique Tiles are lightweight and are only ¹/16-inch thick. They come in dozens of fantastic shapes and are sized to coordinate with Technique Tuesday alphabet, word, and image stamps. Stop by today and give them a try and checkout the great samples at Memories & Beyond, You Scrapbook Corner!

New Christmas from Making Memories

St. Nick & Deck the Halls

The holiday season comes and goes, but the memories last a lifetime. Make the most of them by picking up distinctive products fit for your festivities.

Making Memories new St. Nick line embodies all the traditional style belonging to the season of togetherness. For a more striking look, try the bright colors and fresh designs of the cheerful Deck the Halls line. Both lines are available now at
Memories & Beyond!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Let's Get Wild from EK Success!

Have fun with "The Wild collection"
from Jolee's®. It features lots of animals
(you'd see at the zoo) for your scrapbooks,
crafts or cards! This Jolee's Boutique®
Le Grande Sticker is dimensional to add depth
to your project. Some sticker
elements include epoxy.
Available now at
Memories & Beyond!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New from EK Success

Create your own custom shapes in a snap with

The Curvy Cutter™ Segments
Template Set

This new template set can cut circles, ovals, straight and curvy lines
Use with the Curvy Cutter™ Cutting Tool, which is sold separately.
- Creates 1/8 mats
- Gripper feet hold template in place
- Cuts 7 1/2" to 10 1/4" circles and ovals

The new Segments Template Kits lets you create your own custom shapes in a snap! This tool gives you the freedom to create one-of-a-kind shapes.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Connie’s Back To School Layout Class

Sending Them Off
Monday, October 1st
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost $20
Pre-payment required, call today and reserve your spot!630-271-0610

Some are relieved, some are grieving and others are somewhere in-between . . . our children (and their teachers) have returned to school. Hopefully you are settling into the new routine and structure that typically follows the onset of fall and the back to school season. One thing you will definitely want to make room for in your schedule is this class. We will be creating a 2-page, 12x12 layout to highlight your “first day of school” photos. It will be great to get these pictures into your album while the memory is fresh in your mind. And for those of you with grown children, this is a great reason to pull out the dusty school photos of your kids, or even yourself! If you are a teacher, this layout can be used to commemorate YOUR back to school routine. You will need four vertical photos for this layout, three 4x6 (color) and one 5x7 (black and white). If your photos aren’t all vertical, bring them anyway and I’ll help you come up with a pleasing design. We will be writing our journaling in class with the aid of word cutouts from the provided pattern paper.

See you soon. – Connie

Recommended Supply List
Below is a list of supplies that may 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 (all vertical, color prints), (1) 5x7 inch photo (vertical, black and white print); scissors; paper trimmer; glue stick; 3D dimensional POP dots; your regular adhesive; pencil and eraser; black writing pen; ruler (preferably clear); black stamping ink; one inch circle punch.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Explosion Box Class from Bo Bunny

What is an "Explosion Box" you ask?
While it is to latest craze in scrapbooking. You will take a 12x12 paper and turn it into a box with a lid. The explosion happens when you take off the lid and memories galore explode at your finger tips. Once you learn the trick to making these fun boxes, you will be making them for every occassion.
Supplies needed for class: paper trimmer, adhesive, scissors, glue dots, and a black ink pad.
Wednesday, October 3rd
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost $25

Can't make the class, you can purchase this wonderful class kit for $20. Class Kit comes with easy to follow color instructions and all the product needed to complete your own explosion box with lid.

Space is limited. Call and reserve your spot today!

SDU Class starting up again!

Do you want to learn how to scrapbook?
Memories & Beyond has the class for you!
We are offering Scrapbook Design & You

Starting Thursday September, 13th thru October, 11th
7:00pm to 9:00Pm

SDU teaches beginner through advanced scrapbookers the essential scrapbook theories and principles of design. SDU will dramatically alter the skills of any scrapbooker and make a big difference in your ability to create dynamic scrapbook pages. Program graduates will be able to fully embrace scrapbooking with a new levels of skill and a strong understanding of the scrabook theory and technique.

The curriculum of SDU® starts at the very beginning! There are five theory classes where you will learn about the emotional value of scrapbooking along with the basics on how to plan and prepare for a scrapbook project.

1. Scrapbook Basics
2. Tools of the Trade
3. Journaling
4. Color
5. Layout Design

These five theory classes present the foundation for beginners while exposing advanced students to view scrapbooking in a whole new light. Now that the framework of theory is in place, we can build on our scrapbook structure with a series of dynamic hands-on technique classes.

6. Matting
7. Stickers
8. Lettering
9. Titling
10. Punches

All of the class materials are provided... plus space is allowed in each chapter for project assembly and reference in each hands-on chapter. Each day we will complete one theory class and one technique class. At the end of the week, graduates will be able to fully embrace scrapbooking with a new levels of skill and a strong understanding of the scrabook theory and technique.

Cost $100
Cost covers 5 2-hour classes plus class materials & binder
Pre-payment is required
Please call 630-271-0610 to reserve your spot today!

Having a Birthday Anyone!

Another great class from Bo Bunny!
"Bags, Tags, Birthday Cards & CD Gift Card Tin"
In this class we will be making two gift bags, four birthday cards, two gift tags, and a CD Gift Card Tin using all the new Bo Bunny products.
Wednesday, September, 19th
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $25

Supplies needed for Class: paper trimmer, adhesive, black ink pad, glue dots and scissors.
Can't make the class, you can purchase this class kit for $20. Kit comes with wonderfiul color instructions and all the product needed to complete all these outstanding Birthday projects.

Call and reserve your spot today!

New Class from Bo Bunny

Bo Bunny has has create a wonderful 6x6 album for you to
"Take Note".
In this class we will be making a 6x6 album with a back to school theme from book worm for notes to lunch time memoires.
Supplies needed for Class: paper trimmer, adhesive, black ink pad, glue dots and scissors.

Wednesday, September 12th
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $25

Can't make the class, you can purchase this class kit for $20. Kit comes with wonderfiul color instructions and all the product needed to complete this A+ 6x6 album from Bo Bunny.

Call and reserve your spot today!