Tuesday, April 23, 2013

An Affair with Color: National Scrapbook Week 2013

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
Some folks celebrate National Scrapbook Day, but at Memory Bound, we celebrate for a whole week! This year, our theme is all about color...specifically saving your colorful memories! We have tons of fun activities and special deals planned throughout the week. Be sure to stop in for the FREE Make-N-Take on Wednesday and great specials each day, and call us at (515) 965-1102 to register for our classes and crop!

National Scrapbook Week 2013
An Affair with COLOR!
April 29 - May 4
 Life is about using the whole box of crayons and during National Scrapbook Week, we plan to color your world! We want to make sure your stories are not forgotten and your memories never fade because you took the time to scrapbook them. Our week includes activities, classes, and specials to get you back to scrapping and saving your colorful memories!

 DAILY SPECIALS to Dye for: 
  Mon, April 29:  40% OFF BAZZILL Cardstock Packs!
Tues, April 30: FREE Little Snip Scissors with $25 purchase!
Wed, May 1:  30% OFF SPLASH OF COLOR Brand items!
Thurs, May 2:  COPIC MARKERS – Buy 1, Get 1 at 50% OFF!
Fri, May 3: Select PATTERN PAPER – 30¢ per sheet!

Color Fun-damentals – Monday, April 29, 6-7:30pm 
Wonderful Washi Tape – Thursday, May 2, 6-7:30pm
Oodles of Doodles – Saturday, May 4, 10am-12pm
Click HERE for class information in our May/June newsletter.

Wednesday, May 1, 1-6pm
Stop in to create a colorful project using Splash of Color mixed media products! Click HERE for more information!
Friday, May 3, 9am-11pm
Spend 14 hours of scrapbooking, enjoy colorful snacks, and spin our special Color Wheel for prizes!

 SAT, May 4 – National Scrapbook Day!
There’s no reason to be BLUE when you shop on Saturday because you’ll save a lot of GREEN! Every purchase receives a discount!

Spend up to $25 – Get 10% OFF
Spend $26-75 – Get 20% OFF
Spend $76-100 – Get 25% OFF 
Spend over $100 – Get 30% OFF


Friday, April 19, 2013

We are Big NEWS!!!

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
Today's post is by Katie and details a very exciting event that took place at Memory Bound last week! :)

UPDATE: Watch for Memory Bound on the news @ 9pm CST on May 6th! (Channel 13 news on channel 17-Fox)

The other day while working, I peered out the window and what to my wondering eyes should appear? 
A WHO TV 13 News SUV to interview me!
No, not me, actually she came to interview Dawn, but that didn't really rhyme with SUV.

Yep, a reporter, Jodi Whitworth from WHO, came to interview Dawn about Memory Bound, scrapbooking, and the craft/photography industry.

This is Jodi Whitworth. What a delightful person and so easy to talk with, which is a good trait when your job is in TV! Click here if you would like to know more about Jodi. (Yeah, we are on a first name basis!)

First, Jodi had to set up her camera. I got a bit of camera envy. 

Here's Dawn showing herself all hooked up!  

Jodi started her interview with Dawn. She shared some words of advice with Dawn, "Don't think about the camera. Just look at me and talk as if we are having a conversation."  Perfect encouragement for Dawn...she was off and did an excellent interview!  I get the feeling, for some reason, that Dawn talks with her hands.

Jodi said that she would edit the film she shot and let us know when it will air, which will be in about a month.  In return, WE will let you know when to watch WHO TV to see Dawn's fabulous interview!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Fabulous Fabric Idea!!

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
Today's post is by Katie. Enjoy!

Ready for some inspiration?

Linda Isely was in the store having copies made of her wonderful scrapbook pages. She and I got to talking about her pages. While I was admiring this particular layout...

 I commented to Linda how I LOVED her little details, such as the Iowa State logo in the upper left corner and lower right corner. She shared that she cut those from an ISU sports program! I went on about how I really liked her plaid ribbon and how it matched her paper (purchased at Memory Bound) perfectly!!

 That was when Linda shared it wasn't ribbon, but plaid fabric!! She buys old plaid shirts from the local thrift stores, rips them apart and uses them on her layouts!!

 I absolutely LOVE that idea!!

Here's another layout created by Linda. She did a similar theme last year and won a ribbon for it at the Iowa State Fair!! She is a talented woman!

Not only did the fun photos catch my eye, but so did the actual strip of denim fabric she used across the bottom of her layout! It matches her "cowgirl" theme and the denim skirt in the photo!

She got the strip of fabric from a pair of her husband's old jeans! What a great idea, Linda!

Bonnie, who works at the store, was inspired by Linda's use of fabric. Bonnie has a sack full of her dad's old plaid shirts and is now going to use them as ribbon in her layouts!

 We love to be inspired!! Thanks to Linda Isley for sharing and inspiring!!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Find Handmade Cards in our Staff Studio!

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
Did you know that we've got a great assortment of handmade cards at Memory Bound? Our "Staff Studio" cards are perfect for those times when you would like to send a handmade card but don't have time to make one. And for just $4, they are much more affordable -- and MUCH, MUCH more beautiful! -- than store-bought cards.

 Maggie, Pat, Diana, and Heidi have all been hard at work making cards for our Staff Studio. We have all kinds of designs in a wide variety of themes -- graduation, Mother's Day, get well, birthday, pets, sympathy, and thank you. Here are just a few examples of the beautiful cards you'll find in our Staff Studio:
  We’re excited to show off the creations of our Memory Bound designers. Be sure to take a look at our Staff Studio cards and stock up next time you're in the store!