Saturday, November 24, 2007

A big THANK YOU to all of those
who participated in SCRAPPINK!
We reached our goal of $2000.
A big thank you goes out to all the croppers and
to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and make-n-takes.
Our Grand Prize Winner of the pink crate was
Wini Lauder
Wini was also one of our 3-day croppers.
A big congratulations to Wini
And all the other winners!

We believe our ScrapPink weekend was a huge success and have received many positive comments.
Let’s make this an annual event.
Thank you once again!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Enveloper & Top Score are now Available!

With the ability to make over 15 different cards and every shape and size box imaginable, this really is a fantastic scoring tool for crafters! All you need to do is decide which size card you wish to make and look at the markings on the scoreboard to determine the line you need. Then take your piece of paper and place it on the board. Using a bone folder or the provided embossing tool, gently score along the desired line.
It's that easy!

Add the finishing touches to your card crations by packaging the in a matching envelopes!
This board can be used to transform any sheet of paper into beautiful envelopes in over 9 different sizes to match all of your standard card sizes and mini envelopes for decoration. Create either standard or 3-dimensional envelopes to cater for embellished cards.
The Enveloper Pro can be used to fol any type of paper into beautiful, unique envelopes in various shapes and sizes, including standard envelope sizes, square, slimline and minis - either standard or dimensional box envelopes.
Both scoreboards are a must have for any crafter card-maker!!!
Available now at
Memories & Beyond!

Monday, November 12, 2007

SCOR-IT is back in stock!

Scor-It Mini

Create professional quality scores and embossed lines by hand with the innovative Scor-It Mini. It's perfect for rubber stampers, card makers, and scrapbookers.
Scor-It Mini measures 9-3/8"x7", making it easy to carry.
Includes a scoring tool and a stop-guide.
Available now at
Memories & Beyond

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Scrapbooking Cricut Swarm!

What is a Cricut Swarm you ask!!!
Saturday, December 15th
9am to 11pm
A SWARM is a get together of individuals who enjoy scrapbooking and paper crafting, particularly with the Cricut or Expression personal die cutting machines. It is not that different from what has been traditionally called a crop, the term SWARM is just a word-play off of the Cricut brand name, since this is focused on individuals that like to use Cricut products.

Owning or having experience with a Cricut is NOT a requirement to attend a SWARM. All papercrafting and scrapbooking lovers are welcome!

Fee: $35
includes: T-shirt, brunch, pizza dinner, snacks, dessert, door prizes, raffles, make-n-takes, demos, and a great time!

Space is limited to 25 attendees.
Everyone will have their own table!

Pre-registration required, please call 630-271-0610 to reserve your spot today.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

November 2007 Book Club

"All About Calendars"

Book of the Month Club is designed to help educate you to new ideas, techniques and styles through the use of our technique books, specially designed kits and supporting documents. The best part of the Book Club is meeting new friends who share the same enjoyment you have in crafting.

The way it works is simple. Like traditional Bookclubs, our club will have a new Pinecone Press book each month and two kits to take home. After working with your book and kits at home, we meet together the following month to discuss your views and opinions of the book and kits. The difference with the Pinecone Press Bookclub is that along with the technique books and kits, you will receive a study document that is created to go with the selected book each month.

When we meet each month, we gather together to discuss the book and bring the projects that you have created with your kits. These monthly meetings are a time when members share and learn from each other. Month after month you as the group continues to meet and grows, you will become more comfortable and confident with your crafting abilities.

Our Next meeting is scheduled for
Monday, November, 26th at 7pm to 9pm.
The Cost is $26
Class Fee covers your idea book, one project kit, book information and demos, monthly membership fees, and a great groups of gals.

We still have some October Halloween books and kits available for purchase.

Not sure if this club is for you, come on out and see what we are all about. If you want to join, then all you need is pay that night. If you are interested, please call 630-271-0610 and let us know you will be joining us that night. Or, stop by the store and view previous books and kits to see if this club is for you.

See you Monday, November 26th,

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"Giving Thanks" Flip Album Class

“Give Thanks”
Thanksgiving Flip Album
Wednesday November 28, 2007
Cost $20
Call today to reserve a spot!

Pre-payment required, 630-271-0610

Get ready for this Thanksgiving class! As the years fly by, it is always great to savor (and scrapbook!) those great memories. In this keepsake book, we will be documenting 9-10 of your family members’ “Thanksgivings” this season in a wonderful fall album! What a beautiful way to document your traditions to keep for years to come! You need NOT be an expert scrapper- this class is perfect for beginners and all levels of expertise.

This Thanksgiving, if your tradition is to share things you are thankful for, take notes. Otherwise, interview 9-10 of your family members to find out! Each page will be uniquely decorated for each person, to compile a book filled with your memories. It makes a beautiful Thanksgiving decoration for next season too! Stop in to the store to see this book before our class! I look forward to seeing you there.

**Please email me a list of your family’s “thanksgivings” sometime before the class. For example, a page in my book says: “Nick is thankful that when I’m not able to spend time with my family, I get to spend it with a family that cares about me.” When your list is in a word document, email it to me by Tuesday afternoon at and I’ll be happy to have them printed and ready for class.

Recommended Supply List:
Below is a list of supplies that may be helpful to bring to our class. Please still come without these supplies, as I have extra to share. Photos: (9)wallets, (or 3x5, your choice, black and white or color); glue stick, your regular adhesive, glue dots, 1” circle punch, corner rounder, black stamping ink, (not necessary), a pencil, black writing pen, and scissors.

Meet Kim Burdick……………………………
Kim Burdick is very excited to begin teaching scrapbooking classes at Memories & Beyond! Kim has been scrapbooking for 8+ years and has been crafting since she can remember. When she’s not scrapping, Kim works as a Speech Therapist. Kim is very excited to start teaching monthly classes that will include beginner and advanced layouts and ideas, creating layouts and memory books with kits, using texture and balance in our layouts, distressing, and of course, how to maximize our supplies! Classes will be for all level scrappers. Kim is looking forward to meeting many new friendly faces and friends.

Your Scrapbook Pages Can Talk!

Tell me more!!!
- 30 Second record time to capture the perfect message.
- 6mm Thin! just like many embellishments and pop up dots.
- Recessed play and record buttons so pressure from other pages won't accidentally play the message.
- Record disable switch allows you to disable the record feature to protect the special message.
- Slide out battery tray makes changing your batteries simple without removing the recorder from the page.
- Microphone and record button are located on the back of the recorder to keep the front clean and clutter free.
- Acid free paper covering allows you to paint, stamp, ink, or otherwise decorate to complement your project's theme.- Redundant memory keeps the message forever even if the batteries die.
- Long lasting batteries that are inexpensive to replace.- Slightly rounded corners so page protectors won't get holes in them.
- The recorder beeps when recording starts, stops or when the recorder is full- Lifelike playback with 1.5 inch speaker.
- The recorder plays clearly through page protectors.
There are endless possiblities for these great voice recorders from adding music and voices on your scrapbook pages to making beautiful ornamnets come to life for the Christmas tree.
Check it out on
Available NOW at Memories & Beyond!

Mini Album Class - Adore You!

Adore You!
November 20th, 7pm to 9pm
Class Fee: $30
Call today and reserve your spot!
Pre-payment required
This beautiful mini 5x7 album will be decorated from top to bottom and inside out. You will complete all 10 pages inside allowing you to just to add your favorite photos.

Class fee includes album, raised chipboard words, papers and ribbons from We R Memories Keepers White-Out Collection - Explore. All you need to bring is a good chipboard adhesive and a paper trimmer.

November 2007 Stamp of the Month Class

Great Impressions
Stamp of the Month Class
"Berry Branch"

Then join us
Wednesday, November 14th
6:30pm t0 9:30pm
Sunday, November 18th
2pm to 5pm
Call today and reserve your spot today!
Cost $25 pre-payment required.

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. November 2007 stamp of the Month is "Berry Branch" #H165 and is offered to you at a very special 50% discount now through the month of November 2007! In addition to this stamp of the month, Great Impressions has created ten 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 Wednesday, November 14th 6:30pm t0 9:30pm or Sunday, November 17th 2pm to 5pm
Call today and reserve your spot today, 630-271-0610.
Cost $25 pre-payment required.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Back in Stock!

New from BoBunny: My Word Books
My Chipboard Word Albums combine both the message and the theme of the events you are scrapbooking as well as offering a unique way to show case your memories. These albums serve as both a memory album as well as a home decor. This new product line offers six unique albums all measuring 6" tall by 12" long and are made from raw chipboard. Each book comes pre-drilled with three holes. Cover with your favorite papers or paint these albums before adding your favorite photographs.