Wednesday, April 30, 2008

National Scrapbook Day 2008 This Weekend!

What are you doing for National Scrapbooking Day?
We are Memories & Beyond have
many activities going on all weekend long!

Starting today you can join us and make a free make-n-take sponsored by EK Success. We will be making a lovely card using their new Curvy Cutter circle maker with some Inkadinkado acrylic stamps and Butterfly embellishments from EK Success.

Crop Friday or Saturday for only $8 each night or attend both nights and save! Or crop all day Saturday until 5pm for free and be part of the enjoyment of scrapbooking and craft making during the day. Friday and Saturday crop nights still have opening.

On Saturday only we will be offering a very special make-n-take from K & Company for $5. The Berry Sweet Mini Book Purse. There is a limited quanity available, so come early! Also, everyone who makes this make-n-take will receive a gift card for $5 to use our the store. Come check out this wonderful make-n-take it's very cute!!!

All weekend long, we will be having give-a-ways and a general raffle. For every $20 you spend you will receive a chance to win some great prizes. The drawing will take place on Sunday at 4:30pm, winner need not be present.

National Scrapbook Day Sale!
May 2nd & May 3rd Only
All Hand Punches 20% off
All Acrylic Albums 20% off
All Rubber Stamps 20% off
Excluding: Great Impressions May 2008 SOTM and
Inkadinkado buy two get one free stamp programs
Select Scrapbook Lines 20% off
throughout the store!

Crop night this weekend!

Join us for a Croppin Good Time this weekend!

Call your friends, gather your things and crop the night away! Memoreis & Beyond offers crop nights every Friday & Saturday night until mid-night.

Our crop room comes complete with draws of punches, an AccuCut machine with 8 complete sets of alphabets and lots of die-cuts for every occasion, paper cutters and tools.

Drinks will be provided and you can bring in your own food or order in. We have menus available from local restaurants.

Friday, May 2nd, 5pm to midnight
$8 crop fee
includes: a light snack, drinks, & dessert
Saturday, May 3rd, 5pm to midnight
$8 crop fee
includes: a light snack, drinks, & dessert

Call and reserve your spot today!
Space is limited to 25 croppers.
Everyone gets their own table to spread out!
Sign-up for both nights and SAVE, for $14!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

May Classes

May Classes
Memories & Beyond

"To Do" Prong Fastener Journal
Wednesday, May 7th at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
With so much going on in our busy lives, details and memos can easily get lost. Keep them all together and create your daily "to do" list in our gorgeous new journal. Getting organized was never so much fun! Keep yourself organized with this stylish 5x9" journal. In this class you will be making a journal to house your "to do" list. We use a prong fastener to hold a pad a paper on the inside of the journal and decorate the outside with funky, playful papers from Overton House Designs and embellish with a huge Heidi Swapp silk flower, Bazzill button brad, Making Memories metal tag and ribbon.
Bring a paper trimmer and adhesive. This is a quick and easy class and great for beginners or seasoned scrapbookers alike! The finished journal makes a great Mother's Day gift!

Class Schedule: Wednesday, May 7th at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Class fee: $12. Pre-payment requited.
Please call and reserve your spot today 630-271-0610.
Clipboard Photo Frame
Wednesday, May 7th 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mother's Day is May 11; do you know what you're getting for all those mothers in your life? Come make a unique gift for those hard-to-shop-for Moms! In this class you will make an adorable picture frame out of a mini clipboard. The frame is supported by a huge antique finish bolt, of all things! This is good class for beginners and pros alike. After you see the sample at the store, you may want to make one for yourself! What to bring: scissors, photo that you want to go into the frame, portrait view (up to 5x7 size). If you don't have the photo with you, that's all right too.
Class fee: $12. Pre-payment required
Call to reserve your spot today 630-271-0610
Wednesday, May 7th 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Product from EK Success for April

Spring is finally here. Soon we’ll be working in the garden and doing all sorts of outdoor activities. We’ll be celebrating birthdays, maybe taking a well needed vacation, getting married or even having a baby! However you spend your time - don’t forget to treasure all the fun you’re having.

EK has given their "Jolee’s by You" embellishments the biggest change of all - they’ve been made into stickers! And don’t miss all the great additions to some of their most popular collections.

• Jolee’s - Check out the ten new themes such as birthday, travel, wedding and baby to help make finding just the right sticker easier than ever before.

Image Tree® – Clear stamp sets in popular themes such as Birthday, Friends and Easter. Perfect for cardmaking and scrapbooking.

Paper Shapers® – Some “big” additions to this family. Check out the1 ½” – 2” punch shapes. There are circle and square scallop nesting punches just to name a few.

Cutter Bee® – Great new utility scissors and a pink self healing mat.

Disney & Sesame Street – New Disney and Sesame Street page kits and dimensional stickers. Along with some new additions to the Sesame Street family like Abby Cadabby!

• Graduation Scrapbook by Let-Me-Tell-You® – The perfect gift for any graduate!

Art Blanche™ – Three bright and festive paper selections with matching ribbon sets.

Everything is currently available
Memories & Beyond

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April Classes

April Classes at Memories & Beyond

"Anyone's Birthday" Scrapbook Layout Class
Looking for a new idea for some birthday scrapbook pages. Then attend this class. We will be putting together 2 12x12 layouts using Karen Fosters new birthday papers and stickers. We will be tearing and inking your layouts that will add character to your pages. We will be cutting circles and adding dimension with foam dots and much more.
All you need to bring are some scrapbooking basic tools: adhesive, paper cutter, and scissors.
Class fee: $15
Call and reserve your spot today
Wednesday, April 16th
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Stamp of the Month Card Class
In this class you will be stamping all 6 cards shown on the wonderful art board from Great Impressions. We will be stamping, adding glitter, learning how to heat emboss, showing you that just adding a little embellishments like brads or ribbons make your cards pop and standout from any store bought card.
Not sure about stamping or making your own cards, come on in and check out the artboard on display in the store. Who can resist Seeded Danelion stamp and all the comforting word stamps for those tough times thoughtful greetings we all need. You'll enjoy it!
You will be using all 12 stamps shown on the artboard. The paper and cardstock is pre-cut for you, allowing you more time to work on each card. Who says coloring is for kids only.
All you need to bring is a good adhesive and the desire to be creative.
Sunday, April 20th @ 2:00pmorWednesday, April 30th @ 6:30pm
Cost: $25 pre-payment is required. Call 630-271-0610 to reserve your spot.

"What Matters the Most" Scrapbook Layout Class
Using Fresh Print Cherry line from DejaViews, we will be putting together 2 12x12 scrapbook pages that have color and depth.
Photos needed: 2 4x6, 2 4x4, and 1 vertical 5x7
Tools needed: paper cutter, adhesive and scissors.
Cost: $15
Space is limited
Pre-payment required. To register please call 630-271-0610.

"All About Me" Scrapbook Class
Join us as we embark on a new class that focuses on one of the most important people in your life - YOU! This is the first class in a series that will be held once a month. Each month we will create a double 12x12 layout focusing on different aspects of you, your personality, your life and the people you love. We don't often take the time in our scrapbooking to document all of the little details of ourselves.
When complete, your All About Me book will be THE ONE book that your children, grandchildren, spouse, and all family and friends will cherish the most. They will get to know you much better through your book.
The first class will consist of 3 12x12 pages: the title page, a personal information page and a page focusing on reasons why you love where you live.
For this class you will need a paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive, a black photo safe marker and a few pictures. The pictures needed are as follows: 2 - 4x6 pictures of yourself (portrait view), 1 - 5x7 picture of your home (landscape view), and 3 - 4x6 pictures of places in your community that you love such as Starbucks, the neighborhood park, etc. (portrait view to be trimmed down to approx. 2x5).
Don't miss out on our inaugural class!
Class fee: $18. Call and reserve your spot today 630-271-0610
Saturday, April 26th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Book Club
"The Clear Book" working with Acrylic Albums
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 sometimes a kit to take home. After working with your book and kit 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. 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, April 28th at 7pm to 9pm."The Clear Book"The Cost is $12 plus tax on book
Class Fee covers your idea book, book information and demos, monthly membership fees, and a great groups of gals.
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, April 28th,Alice

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New from Making Memories

Animal Crackers

Just like your little ones, there's so much to love about this new baby program. Animal CrackersTM is available in Ella and Jack collections, with unique paper, album kits, embellishments and more.


It's the difference between ordinary and extraordinary... see these unique details and be amazed. Check out the new brad value packs, jigsaw shapes, glitter clears, epoxy shapes and fabulous glitter die-cuts. Choose from any collection and watch your creative endeavors become personalized mementos.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Great Impressions April 2008 Stamp of the Month

Great Impressions April
Stamp of the Month

"Scroll & Leaf Background"
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! April 2008 stamp of the Month is "Scroll & Leaf Background" #K86 and is offered to you at a very special 50% discount now through the month of April 2008! In addition to this stamp of the month, Great Impressions has created 12 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. Everything is pre-cut for you!

Join us
Sunday, April, 20th 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday, April 30th 6:30pm t0 9:30pm

Call today and reserve your spot today, 630-271-0610.
Cost $25 pre-payment required.