Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wedding Bells in the Memory Bound Family!

Wedding bells will be ringing next summer for Dawn's daughter, Amanda Johnson!

Amanda is engaged to Sean Hagan. They are planning a July 14, 2012 wedding at the beautiful new Enrichment Center on the DMACC campus in Ankeny. It will be a colorful wedding in shades of coral, pink, and orange with a little bit of yellow!

Amanda and Sean met while swimming for the University of Iowa. Amanda is a pharmacy student at the University of Iowa and will graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May, 2014. In addition to her studies, she currently works in the Walgreen's pharmacy. Sean graduated this past spring with a degree in Management Information Systems. He is currently on an internship at All Steel in Muscatine in the IT department.

It’s clear that Amanda and Sean are the perfect match! They are looking forward to a lifetime of happiness. We at Memory Bound wish them all the best!

Congratulations, Amanda & Sean!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Go Fly A Kite!

Yesterday afternoon when I was cleaning out the garage, I took an unexpected side trip down memory lane: I opened up a cupboard and found buckets of pastel sidewalk chalk, colorful sandbox toys, a pair of tiny roller blades, pink flowered knee pads, and two rolls of yellow kite string -- all sweet mementos of my daughter's childhood.

The string reminded me of the times we flew kites when she was a little girl. There is nothing quite like the feel of a kite tugging and swooping at the end of a string! I had just started scrapbooking back then and remember making a page about one of our kite-flying days in her grandparents' backyard.

Speaking of kites, the gals at Memory Bound put up the cutest kite display this past week! The large kites are made from a full sheet of double-sided paper. They added kite "tails" made of twine and tied with matching ribbon and also made a tiny kite for a card. I think the kites would be a super cute decoration for a summer party or even a child's room. And of course, small kites would be a perfect embellishment on a spring or summer scrapbook page!

Instructions for the kites are posted with the display, so you'll be making kites in no time! The idea came from Card Creations Volume 9 ($14.99). It's full of new designs for every occasion and holiday.

Back to that cupboard I was telling you about: It's been a very time since we have used the things I found there, given that our daughter just finished her freshman year in college! But being an overly sentimental mom, I'm not quite ready to part with them yet. So I closed the cupboard and left my memories inside.

Then I took a deep breath and turned my attention to my husband's part of the garage where, I might add, I found PLENTY of things to part with! :)