Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Next Scrappin' Kidz Class - May 12

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
If your kids enjoy making crafts and learning new things, we've got a super-fun monthly Scrappin' Kidz class just for them! Diana loves working with kids and always has a creative seasonal project up her sleeve. 

Here are some scenes from last month's class, when kids made an adorable flower pot gift for Mother's Day!

In May, kids will make a colorful springtime tag/pocket album. Give us a call at (515) 965-1102 to register!

Monday – May 12, 4-5pm
Instructor: Diana Tuttle  
Fee: $12 
Skill Level: Ages 8+ (or younger with sibling or adult)  Bring scissors, liquid adhesive & pop dots

In May, kids will make a springtime tag/pocket album!

Hello Scrapbook Celebrators!

Hello, National Scrapbook Celebrators!

What an amazing week so far! Hopefully you have been inspired by some of our pocket pages album posts! Today's special is a must get to the store as fast as I can and stock up...because...
Today's special is..

YES...all album pages!
So if you have been inspired to create a couple of pocket pages or inspired to try out pocket page scrapbooking, then this is a great opportunity!

Onto today's pocket page album created by me, Katie!
I have always loved Becky Higgins Project Life idea, but honestly, it overwhelmed me at the same time.  So instead of scrapping each week, as Becky Higgins suggests, I actually scrap a month. Let me share....

I collect pictures and memorabilia (stuff) that I want to include in the scrapbook, throughout the month. Then I sit down and create pockets (not pages) of the events that I want to remember for the month. Take a peek...
Here, my boys put together a Lego theater over Christmas break. I used one of my favorite pocket pages, the three 4x6  horizontal pockets and two vertical 4x6 pockets. The configuration was perfect for a few pictures and journaling of the "event."

When I scrap, I use all different sizes of pages in my albums. Here I am using an 8.5x11 page refill for a newspaper article. I included a photo right on the article instead of placing it in it's own pocket.

Here I used the basic Project Life pocket page. It has four 4x6 pockets and four 4x3 pockets. I am crazy for the 4x3 journaling cards that so many companies are now releasing. They are so easy to add a few words using stickers and then journaling. SO fast! Again, these are random events and memories in these pockets throughout the month, not the week.

Another 8.5x11 pocket page holding random items I came across this month. Each item did not warrant it's own separate pocket, so I slid them all into one...done!

My favorite pocket page again! This time, I used two of the 4x6 pockets as 4x3 pockets! That is another "plus" when using pocket pages, you can change the dimensions and configurations of the pockets to fit your needs. I have also been know to cut pages to create exactly what I need AND sew pages too!

Jack's teacher sends out a weekly newsletter with pictures. Jack's picture was included with this newsletter, so I  printed it out and slid it into an 8.5x11 pocket...EASY and DONE!

I must confess, I don't always get the entire process completed for the month in one sitting. At times I will place the pictures and memorabilia in the pockets and then go back to journal or add embellishments! I remind myself with  post-it notes!

Other times, I don't even include journaling! A few pictures and a die cut from Memory Bound is all this page needed!

I really love this process and scrapbooking with pocket pages. I have found that it is truly a fast way to scrap and I actually get things done! Hope you see something that inspires you and don't forget to get your page refills today for 25 % off!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Week at Our Crop!

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
We've got JUST A FEW SPOTS LEFT at our upcoming weekend crop! If you'd like to spend some time with us this weekend catching up on your crafting projects, chatting with friends, and enjoying some creative time, then call us right away at (515) 965-1102 to reserve your spot!


  Friday, May 2, 9am-11pm
  Saturday, May 3, 9am-5pm
  Sunday, May 4, 12-5pm

Spend the scrapbooking holiday cropping with your friends at Memory Bound! Crop 1 or more days and get caught up on your projects!  We'll have door prizes, snacks and drinks to celebrate!  $10 per day on Friday & Saturday; $5 on Sunday.  (Sunday is free when you crop on Friday and Saturday)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

May Graphic 45 Class: Bold & Beautiful Cards

Three of the six cards we'll be making in class: 
a pocket card, purse card, and a banded tag card

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
I'm very excited about our next Graphic 45 class -- Bold & Beautiful Cards! I absolutely love the vibrant colors of the Bohemian Bazaar line. If you're a fan of Graphic 45, you know that this brightly colored paper is a bit of a departure from their more typical softer vintage collections. The colors and patterns of this collection reflect the Bohemian culture which was alive and well in Europe at the turn of the 20th century. The term "bohemian" has come to mean adventurous, unconventional, and artistic -- all great ways to describe this collection!

So join me as we take a little departure from the more traditional images of Graphic 45 and play with bolder colors and patterns, making six cards for the strong women and girls in your life. Check out the details below, then give us a call at (515) 965-1102 to register or order a kit!


Graphic 45 - Bold & Beautiful Cards
Thursday, May 1, 6-8pm and 
Monday, May 5, 1:30-3:30pm
Instructor: Janet Petersma  
Fee: $20 / Skill Level: Any  
Bring Basic Class Kit, Distress Ink (your favorite brown),  blending tool, splat mat, corner rounder, scoring blade, pop dots, Glue Dots, ¼” Scor-Tape, Liquid Pearls: Flamingo, Stickles: Turquoise. Optional: ¾” circle punch.  
We’ll use the bold, tropical colors & retro designs of the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar collection to make cards for the strong women and girls in your life! Create 5 special cards in class & leave with everything to make one more.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Next Wed Workshop Make-N-Take: Wed, April 16!

Make-N-Take Wednesday Workshops
Wednesdays in April, 1-6pm
Materials fee: $2-4

This month's Wednesday Workshop Make-N-Take projects feature the beautiful new Wendy Vecchi floral stencils and stamps! Each week we'll be making a new card designed by Maggie, our mixed media expert, so you know you'll learn lots of fun techniques!

Drop in on Wednesday, April 16, 1-6pm to make this week's beautiful "Thinking of You" card! You'll use stencils, stamps, inks, embossing, and more on this lovely project. We hope to see you then!

Preserve Your Favorite Family Recipes!

 Hello, Memory Bound friends!
I recently had occasion to sift through my grandma's collection of recipes. There are certain l recipes that I associate with her -- the cream cheese mints she made for everyone's graduation parties, her creamy cabbage salad, and the date pinwheel cookies we hoped to see each Christmas, to name a few.

As I looked through Grandma's recipe boxes, I was reminded that recipes represent so much more than a list of ingredients. Just reading her recipe for sugar cookies magically transported me back to our annual Christmas Eve cookie decorating party, where my cousins and I would be up to our elbows in frosting. Grandma always had to help us with the coconut on Santa's beard! Recipes trigger memories, and those memories connect us to family across generations. Just like photos, recipes are an important part of our family story!

I hope you'll join Pat at her upcoming Homespun Recipe Binder class. You'll create a beautiful album ready to preserve your favorite family recipes...and the memories they evoke! Check out the details below, then give us a call at (515) 965-1102 to register!


 Homespun Recipe Binder
Monday, April 28, 6-7:30pm

Instructor: Pat Ferin

Fee: $32 / Skill Level: Any 

Bring Basic Class Kit.  

Capture your favorite recipes using the popular SN@P! Binder and new Homespun collection. You’ll receive the red 6x8 binder, divider pages (coated for stain resistance!), recipe cards, stickers, papers, & extra pocket pages for additional recipes. See how easy it is to capture your favorite recipes in one convenient binder to give as a wedding gift, family keepsake, or keep for yourself!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Learn to Use Your Cricut Expression: April 26

  Hello, Memory Bound friends!

Do you own a Cricut Expression? Are you overwhelmed by all the buttons and aren't sure where to start? If so, never fear: We've got the solution for you! Join Judy on Saturday, April 26 for our introductory class on the Cricut Expression. Judy will take the mystery and guessing out of this wonderful machine so that you can get the most from it! See details below, then call us to register at (515) 965-1102! Janet

  Cricut Expression 101

Saturday, April 26, 9am-12pm
Instructor: Judy Olson  
Fee: $18 / Skill Level: Any  
Bring Basic Class Kit plus Cricut Expression, Accent Essentials & Plantin School Book cartridges, cutting mat & blade, 12” ruler, tweezers, glue stick or Xyron  machine. 
Are you overwhelmed with all the incredible features on this machine? Don’t know where to start? Our Cricut expert will show you how easy it is to use the Expression when you know what each touch of the button can do.