Saturday, August 30, 2014

Simple Stories Legacy

Hello, Memory Bound Friends!
I must say, that I have not been disappointed in the new collections that have arrived at the store. Usually, there are several that I could do without, but this year, LOVING them all! Simple Stories Legacy collection is another home run. If working on a heritage album or family album, this line would be perfect for you! The rich colors are perfect for the fall season, too.


This paper could easily be cut apart for cards or embellishments on a scrapbook page.


This collection even has recipe cards and dividers. Creating a recipe book with family recipes would be a treasured gift for anyone!
There is so much to this collection, if you would like to enjoy more of it, click here!  

Don't forget, for a small fee we can deliver your product to your door! Just give us a call at 515-965-1102! We would love to help you out!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September Scrappin' Kidz Class: Guided Painting!

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
WHOOOO is ready for some fun? 
Register your kids for Diana's next Scrappin' Kidz class and they'll participate in a fun guided painting lesson as they paint this adorable owl on canvas! Owls always make us think of learning and "back to school time", and kids will learn painting techniques and build confidence while creating this colorful art piece to display. Call us at (515) 965-1102 to register your kids for this fun class!


Scrappin' Kidz - September Class 
Monday, September 8, 4-5pm
Instructor: Diana Tuttle / Fee: $12 / Skill Level: Ages 8+ (or younger with sibling or adult) / Bring scissors, liquid adhesive & pop dots.  
In September, we’ll learn fun techniques as we make a guided painting on a canvas! No kits available for this class, as you must be present to learn the techniques!

Make Elegant All-Occasion Cards with Graphic 45

Hello, Memory Bound friends! 
We love the beautiful designs and rich colors of all the Graphic 45 papers. The images always evoke a different time and place. But the French Country line is one of my favorites for a couple of reasons: First, I love the fall color palette and second, I spent a year living in France during college, so the  images and designs really speak to me. As you can imagine, I couldn't wait to get started designing the cards for our September card class!

I hope you'll join me on September 4th or 9th for our next Graphic 45 Card Class: Elegant All-Occasion Cards. We'll use a variety of fun techniques to make six cards for special people in your life. Give us a call at (515) 965-1102 to register or order a kit!

Graphic 45: Elegant All-Occasion Cards 
Thurs, Sept 4, 6-8pm; Tues, Sept 9, 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, fine-tip Glue, scoring blade, small pop dots/foam tape, Gelly Roll  pen: Stardust, Glue Dots, Liquid Pearls: Black Pearl, Dark Chocolate. 
We’ll use the lovely French Country line to create a set of beautifully detailed cards for all occasions: birthday, thinking of you, anniversary, and more! Create 5 vintage cards in class & leave with everything to make one more.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Tim Holtz Christmas Items!!

Hello, Memory Bound Friends!
Just wanted to share with you a couple of new Tim Holtz items that have arrived at the store this week.

The first is a package of Holiday Flashcards! 
  These little guys measure only 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and are printed double-sided with different words to use on your holiday cards, scrapbooks, journals, gifts, and much more.  The perfect way to spread a little holiday cheer…

Check out this package of wonderful ephemera! 
Tim Holtz explains his package of ephemera...
the charming graphics and unique typography capture a moment in time that many of us treasure, especially at Christmas.  The colorful vintage ornaments, lights, tinsel, and mica snow packaging have the most wonderful illustrations that are ideal for adorning just about anything…
Just from the description, it is a must have on my Christmas list!

Now, what would the holiday season be without family?
Tim's first release of vintage photographs was such a hit, that he has created a second collection of photos that can be used for holidays as well as year round!

And...they are here!
Mini distress inks 10, 11 and 12!
These last three actually complete the release of all 48 of his adorable mini distress inks!

Don't the look fabulous in these storage tins all color coordinated?
Yep, we have the storage tins, too! 

Did you know that a mini blending foam will fit in the bottom of the mini distress inks containers? Perfect for those who like to have a different foam piece for each color! 
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Remember, if you would like for us to put something to the side for you or if you can't make it to the store, give us a call at 515-965-1102 and we would love to help you out!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Customer Project: Marilyn's Halloween Album


Hello, Memory Bound friends! 
Today we are super excited to share with you a beautiful project made by one of our customers, Marilyn Carlson. Marilyn is an avid paper crafter and loves making cards and mini albums. Marilyn recently attended Pat's Stacked Hinge Album class where students created this adorable mini album.

Well, Marilyn was so inspired by Pat's awesome album that she created an adorable baby album using the same design. But she didn't stop there! Marilyn recently made an incredible Halloween album...again inspired by the same fun class project. Marilyn has a particular fondness for Graphic 45 papers and when she saw the new Halloween line (An Eerie Tale), the wheels started turning! 

Take a peek at just a few photos from her beautiful project!

 The papers Marilyn chose were indeed perfect for this project, and she did a wonderful job mixing and matching them to create a cohesive album which flows from one page to the next.

She added so many fun details to her project, like pull-out tags, special photo corners, and die cuts like the spider web (by Taylored Expressions).

I especially love Marilyn's little pocket with a button closure. Perfect for tucking in a little note or photo!

The "interactive" pull-out tags make albums like this so much fun!
Thanks so much to Marilyn for sharing her amazing project with us!

Friday, August 22, 2014


Cheers to you, our Memory Bound Friends!
 I am excited to share with you another mini-collection from October Afternoon. 
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Celebrate a kitschy Christmas with Eggnog™!  Gingerbread men, ornaments, and candy pieces—oh my!  And then there is Santa Claus and his elves, all keeping an eye out for the naughty and the nice.  Eggnog™ is bursting with classic Christmas images done up in a fun and spunky style.
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Featuring a non-traditional, retro color palette, Eggnog™ is perfect for documenting Christmas past, present and future!  Fill your stocking with the Christmas goodness of Eggnog™ 
from October Afternoon.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

October Afternoon Mini-Collections

Hello, Memory Bound Friends!
October Afternoon has some wonderful mini-collections and they have just arrived at the store! Let's check them out!
Line Logo The crisp hint of fall is in the air . . . and it's time for autumn colors, cool nights, family fun, and Apple Cider™.  Fall is the perfect season to be creative and to build the memories that will inspire you all year long.  Document your favorite fall moments with the captivating and whimsical imagery of October Afternoon's Apple Cider™ collection.

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From hot cocoa to pumpkin pie, hay rides to harvest, Apple Cider™ is the embodiment of fall—the coziest time of year.  Kick up the leaves and celebrate the harvest with Apple Cider™ by October Afternoon. 

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Milk Money™ is perfect for capturing school-day memories for students of all ages.  From freshly sharpened pencils to college-ruled notepads, Milk Money™ features iconic classroom images from grade-school, high-school, and beyond.

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Whether you're chronicling your child's classroom adventures or reminiscing about your own schoolroom days, you can find something in Milk Money™ to help tell your story.  Stock up on all of these essential school supplies at Memory Bound!

Remember, if you can't make it to the store, give us a call at 515-965-1102 and for a small fee, we will send your order right to your doorstep! 

Stop by again real soon to check out the October Afternoon mini-collection Eggnog! It's pretty tasty!