Monday, June 30, 2014

Sizzlin' Summer Sale Starts TUESDAY, JULY 1!

Sizzlin' Summer Sale 
July 1-6

Don't miss our annual clearance sale to make room for new product! We are cleaning house and moving out product at 50% OFF and more!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Christmas In July Make-N-Takes Start Wed, July 2!

Wednesday Workshop Make-N-Takes
Starting Wednesday, July 2 
& each Wednesday in July, 1-6pm 
Materials fee: $2-4

 Merry Christmas (in July), Memory Bound friends!

We are getting a head start on the holidays at Memory Bound! Each Wednesday afternoon in July, we'll be offering a holiday-themed make-n-take designed by Taylor of Taylored Expressions. You will love Taylor's projects which feature her wonderful stamps and dies!

Our first project is this adorable ornament gift bag. Drop by anytime between 1 and 6 pm on Wednesday, July 2 to make this fun project. See you then!


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Save Your Travel Memories!

Hello, Memory Bound friends! 
Whether your summer plans include far away travels or a
stay-cation close to home, take your camera and scrapbook your memories!

Here are some ideas to try on your next trip:

Take photos of the journey, as well as the destination.

Record activities and events in a journal to help remember the details.

Ask everyone each day for his or her favorite memory.
Take along a tripod so you can take photos of the whole group.

Collect memorabilia such as postcards, brochures, maps, menus, foreign currency, ticket stubs, etc. Add them to your scrapbook or use them for information about your trip.

Keepsake Envelopes
Whether you want to preserve a lock of hair, a ticket stub, or special coins, the Keepsake Envelopes by Scrapbook Adhesives are perfect! They are archival to ensure safe keeping for years to come. The clear envelopes have a re-sealable flap and a permanent self-adhesive back, so you can attach them to cards or layouts. They can be decorated with paint, stickers, and even embossed!

Photo Maps
And here's a fun idea for kids (or grownups!) that Betsy found online: 

 1. Visit state. 
2. Take pictures in said state. 
3. Cut them out in the shape of said state, and adhere to map. 
You could even incorporate the maps into your scrapbook.
This would be a great way to keep track of all the places you visit.

When you're ready to get started preserving your vacation memories, stop in and check out our travel products! We'd love to help you plan your project!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Next Graphic 45 Class: Care & Concern Cards

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
 When I teach classes, I often ask card makers about the kinds of themes they find most difficult. They usually tell me they have the most trouble making masculine and sympathy cards. Recently several card makers also mentioned that they find it hard to make cards for someone suffering from a serious illness or working through a difficult time in life. So our next Graphic 45 card class features six "Care and Concern" cards -- greetings to send to someone who has hit a rough patch on the road of life. I think the Graphic 45 Typography line is perfect for this type of theme. The rich colors and images imply strength and confidence.

I'll also be repeating my recent Sympathy Cards class on July 27. Click HERE for more information on that offering.

In addition, we have kits available from my June Graphic 45 class, "More Cards for Guys". You can a photo of the cards in this post. Give us a call or stop in if you'd like one of these kits!

I hope you'll join me for one or both of these classes! It's good to have these kinds of cards on hand for those times when you need to reach out to a friend. Call us at (515) 965-1102 to register or order a kit.


Graphic 45 - Care & Concern Cards 
Tuesday, July 8, 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday, July 10, 6-8pm
Instructor: Janet Petersma
Fee: $20 / Skill Level: Any 
Bring Basic Class Kit, Distress Ink (your favorite brown), blending tool, splat mat, scoring blade, pop dots, Glaze Pen: Clear; Liquid Pearls: Platinum Pearl & Copper Pearl, Glue Dots, ¼” Scor-Tape. 
Combine the unmistakable look of Graphic 45 with the rich vintage Typography line to create a set of beautifully detailed cards for serious illness & other times when life throws a curve. Create 5 vintage cards in class & leave with everything to make one more.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Girls' Night Out: Watercolor Painting

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
In today's post we are sharing some photos from our June Girls' Night Out meeting. This group meets monthly for fun and inspiration. We occasionally have special events, crops, and learn new techniques, too. At this particular meeting, Fonda (one of our founding members) gave the group a lesson in watercolor painting...with beautiful results! 
The ladies all started with a blank canvas.

With direction from Fonda, they got started.

Here are the completed paintings!

Everyone had a wonderful time and took home an original painting! Many thanks to Fonda for sharing her expertise with the group! And thanks to Diane for taking photos.

New folks are always welcome at Girls' Night Out! Our next meeting is on Monday, July 14, 6-7:30. It's FREE! Members bring projects they've been working on to share with the group. It's always fun and inspiring to see what everyone has been doing! Give us a call at (515) 965-1102 if you have any questions or would like to join us next time!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Next Wed Workshop Make-N-Take: June 25

Wednesday Workshop Make-N-Takes 
Wednesdays in June, 1-6pm

 Hello, Memory Bound friends! 
We've had a great time this month at our Wednesday Workshop Make-N-Takes featuring Front and Back Cards made with stamps by Art Impressions. It's hard to believe that June is already coming to an end!

Join in on the fun! Wednesdays in June, just drop in between 1 and 6pm and, for a small fee, you'll learn fun new techniques and leave with a card you'll love to share. Wednesday afternoons are a great time to visit Memory Bound and learn something new!

Stop by on Wednesday, June 25 between 1 and 6pm to make this week's super fun card designed by Kellie!

See you then! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fun & Creativity at Mixed Media Night

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
Thanks to everyone who attended Maggie's June Mixed Media Night! Students created a patriotic canvas, "Land of the Free", using a variety of fun mixed media products and techniques -- archival inks, crackle paint, stamps, stencils, and more. This canvas will be perfect to display in July or year-round! Instructions are available for this canvas project ($3).

If you'd like to dabble in mixed media but aren't sure where to start, our Mixed Media Night is for you! You'll create a new project each month using mixed media products and techniques. It's always a great time! Our next class is coming up on Tuesday, July 15, 6-8pm and features a festive Christmas canvas. Call us at (515) 965-1102 to register!
Mixed Media Night
Tuesday, July 15, 6-8pm
Instructor: Maggie Benge / Fee: $10
Skill Level: Any / Bring Basic Class Kit plus any supplies posted at the first of each month.
July:  Festive Christmas canvas made using a variety of mixed media techniques.