Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Register for Our Weekend Crop: Jan 16-18

 Hello, crafty friends!
 It's hard to believe that 2015 is upon us! What happened to 2014? Goodness, it seems like it just flew by!

I love the start of a new year because it's the perfect opportunity to get focused and energized for the future. How about you? Would you like to get more paper crafting done in the new year? FINALLY finish that vacation album you started way back when? I'm sure you'll agree that the biggest barrier to accomplishing our paper crafting goals is finding the time to work on them.

Let's resolve to make 2015 the year that we get our projects DONE! Memory Bound can help you do just that. Make plans NOW to our come to our Weekend Crop, January 16, 17, and 18. You'll make big strides on your projects by setting aside dedicated time to work on them!

  Weekend Crop

Spend time with friends getting caught up on your craft projects! You’re welcome to leave your things overnight and bring snacks and drinks. Call to register!
Friday, January 16, 9am-9pm - $10
Saturday, January 17, 9am-9pm - $10
Sunday, January 18, 12-5pm - $5 (free if cropping Friday and Saturday)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Do You Want to Build A Snowman? Kids Will Love Our Jan 12 Class!

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
Do you -- or rather, your kids -- want to build a snowman? That's just what kids will do at our January Scrappin' Kidz class! Diana has designed the cutest wooden snowman you've ever seen, and kids will love bringing him to life! Check the details below, then call us at (515) 965-1102 to register!

NEW FOR 2015: You can now register online for our classes! Click HERE to sign up for this class!


Scrappin’ Kidz: Snowman

Monday, January 12, 4-5pm
Instructor: Diana Tuttle / Fee: $12 
Skill Level: Ages 8+ (or younger with sibling or adult) 
 Bring sharp scissors and liquid glue. 
 We’ll make a delightful wood based snowman to warm our hearts on even the coldest day. Complete with a fleece hat and scarf, this little guy is made with lots of fun techniques. Grab a friend and spend a fun hour bringing this snowman to life!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Get the Most from Your Silhouette Cameo!

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
 We're super excited that we'll be offering Cameo classes in the new year! Our staff member Teresa is a Cameo expert and a great instructor. You'll love Teresa's classes!

I bought a Silhouette Cameo machine last fall and absolutely adore it. If you're not familiar with this machine, the Cameo is an electronic cutting machine that hooks up to your computer like a printer -- but instead of printing, it uses a tiny blade to cut a variety of materials from cardstock to vinyl and most everything in between. I've used my Cameo for many paper crafting projects so far, and I've only scratched the surface of what this powerful tool can do!

If you've recently purchased a Cameo, join Teresa for her Cameo Basics class in January! No more guesswork or trying to figure things out on your own -- let Teresa show you what you need to know so you can put this amazing tool to use immediately for your projects.

Check the details below, then call us at (515) 965-1102 to register!

NEW for 2015: You can now register online for our classes! Click HERE to register for Cameo Basics.


Cameo Basics 
Saturday, January 10, 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Teresa Grau / Fee: $18 / Skill Level: Any
Bring Basic Class Kit, mat, & blade. Laptop (with Silhouette program loaded) is optional.   
This class is an introduction into the basics of the Silhouette Cameo. There are so many things you can do with the Cameo, the possibilities are unlimited! Learn to use the machine and the functions in the Silhouette program, including the library & online store, grouping/ungrouping, compound paths, welding, replicating, and cutting.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Start the New Year at Our FREE CROP!

Happy holidays,
Memory Bound friends!
 Do you have a long list of projects you'd like to start? Or maybe you've started projects but haven't had time to finish them. It seems like 2014 went by in a flash! And although I tried, I didn't accomplish everything I'd hoped to in those 12 short months. If you're like me, you've got a very long project list and it's growing by the minute!

Well, there's nothing like a NEW YEAR to get a fresh start on your paper crafting goals! So grab your crafty friends and register for our FREE CROP to welcome in the new year! It's a perfect time to get caught up on your projects. Whether you enjoy scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, or anything in between, we'll provide you with space and time to make progress on your project list. Plus when you crop at Memory Bound, you have everything you need at your fingertips!  How fun and easy is that?!

Check the details below, then call us to sign up and get 2015 started off on a great foot!

Welcome 2015! 
FREE Crop  
Spend time with friends getting caught up on your craft projects! You’re welcome to leave your things overnight and bring snacks and drinks. Call to register!
 Friday, January 2, 9am-8pm 
Saturday, January 3, 9am-5pm
Sunday, January 4, 12-5pm

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Clearly Bold!

Hello, Memory Bound Friends!

We R Memory Keepers has just released the most amazing paper. Well, it's actually not paper, but pattern acetate. You can create unique and bold layouts, pocket pages, party decor, and more!!

Clearly Bold We R Memory Keepers

I quickly grabbed some of the white sheets of acetate to use in my December Daily journal. While checking out other photos of December Dailys online, I noticed that LOTS of people have been using the clear pattern acetate to create pages and pockets in their journals!



The sheets are available in white, pink, yellow, teal, green and purple. Each color comes in a stripe and a dot pattern.

You can purchase individual 12x12 sheets or a 6x6 pack.
There are so many different uses for this paper!
Use the WeR gift box punch board to create fun little gift boxes! 
The candy box punch board creates fun little boxes! 
(Might be good for Valentine treats!)
 (I apologize for the fuzzy photo!)


Actually, any of the punch boards would look great with the acetate paper, even the envelopes!

All of these boxes and gift bags were created with the WeR punch boards! Now, imagine them with the acetate paper! Swoon!!

I used a butterfly punch to punch out two butterflies from the white dot acetate. I rolled glue dots to adhere them together then onto the tag. It added that little something to complete the tag without being overwhelming! Love the look!

Hope to see you at the store checking out this wonderful paper, as well as all the other goodies we have in stock!

 If you can't make it to the store, give us a call at 51-965-1102 and we would love to help you out!

What will you create today?



Monday, December 22, 2014

January Graphic 45 Card Class - Jan 6 &10

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
Fans of Graphic 45 are super excited about the new Time to Flourish papers! These monthly papers -- two designs each month -- were created with calendar projects in mind. But we think that they're also perfect for monthly cards!

Each month, there is a beautiful double-sided "Cut-Apart" sheet. I love the January colors and images!

There's also a second double-sided paper with a coordinating pattern.

Those two sheets will be the starting point for our card class each month! How fun is that?

I hope you'll join me for our first Graphic 45 card class of the new year on Tuesday, January 6 or Saturday, January 10! Each month we'll make a variety of cards with fun techniques and folds. Check the class details below then give us a call at (515) 965-1102 to register or order a kit!
Hope to see you in the new year!

NEW FOR 2015: You can now sign up online for our classes! Click here to register for this class.


Graphic 45 Cards - January
Tuesday, January 6, 1-3:30pm
Saturday, Jan 10, 1-3:30pm
Instructor: Janet Petersma / Fee: $22
Skill Level: Any 

Bring Basic Class Kit, Distress Ink (your favorite brown), blending tool, splat mat, fine-tip glue or Xyron X, scoring blade, pop dots/foam tape, Glue Dots, fine-tip liquid glue, 1/8” Scor-Tape, Liquid Pearls: Silver Pearl, Glaze Pen: Clear, Stickles: Diamond. 

 Hooray! Graphic 45 has a new line of monthly papers! Join Janet each month to create a set of 6 beautifully detailed vintage cards in themes we use most: birthday, thank you, thinking of you, sympathy, and more. New techniques, products, or fun folds are introduced each month.