Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Our Blog has MOVED!

Memory Bound has a new & improved BLOG at a new location! A new feature we are excited about is that you can now subscribe to receive blog updates in your email-box!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home Collection

Hello, Memory Bound Friends!

Graphic 45's Home Sweet Home collection is  as sweet as it sounds. Make an adorable family recipe book, album, or journal. The coordinating stamps and chipboard are sure to dress up your project perfectly!  Kellie and Dawn actually won the Graphic 45 drawing at CHA and received several of the samples in the G45 booth to display at our store! You can stop at the store check out that breath-taking recipe book! WOW!!

Now, a little closer look at the collection!

12x12 Papers

6x12 Chipboard Stickers

6x6 Paper Pack

12x12 Paper Pack
Home Sweet Home Mini-Book & Mixed Media Box

Home Sweet Home Mini-Book & Mixed Media Box

Home Sweet Home Mini-Book & Mixed Media Box

Home Sweet Home Mini-Book & Mixed Media Box 

Fun New Papers!

Got Paper??? We do!  
Our paper racks are full of fun new papers! And we mean full! Here are a few:

Make 4 Christmas Cards with Katie - March 24!

Hello, crafty friends!
We're super excited about Katie's monthly Christmas card class! It's a great way to get a BIG head start on your Christmas cards by making 4 cards each month. Imagine having your Christmas cards ready to go by December! Wouldn't that be fantastic? 

Katie's beautiful March card card is pictured above. You'll learn lots of fun techniques while you create a multi-layered snow scene and leave with 4 cards of this gorgeous design, ready to send in December! 
 Check out the class details below then call us at (515) 965-1102 or click HERE to register! 


Christmas Cards with Katie
Tuesday, March 24, 6-8pm 
Instructor: Katie Belding / Fee: $16  
Skill Level: Any / Bring Basic Class Kit, pop dots, Glossy Accents, Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, blending tool, & splat mat. 
Want to get a jump on your Christmas cards? Join Katie in creating a fun card, four times! This month's Christmas card will include embossing, die cutting and layers -- simple techniques that create a stunning card that's easy to replicate!

Register Now for Our Welcome Spring Crop!

Hello, crafty friends!
 Just a few spots remain in our WELCOME SPRING CROP scheduled for March 20, 21, and 22. If you'd like to spend some uninterrupted time at Memory Bound working on your projects, give us a call today to register! Whether it's scrapbooking, graduation albums, cards, or home decor projects, Memory Bound is the perfect place to create!

As of this moment we have the following openings:

Friday -- 2 spots
Saturday -- 1 spot
Sunday -- 8 spots 

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


Welcome Spring Crop
Friday, March 20, 9am-8pm - $10
Saturday, March 21, 9-8pm - $10
Sunday, March 22, 12-5pm - $5 or FREE
if you’re cropping on Friday and Saturday   
There’s no better way to “welcome spring” than to spend it at Memory Bound getting caught up on your projects! Everything you need to complete your paper crafting projects is right at your fingertips with our large selection of supplies.  We’ll have free drinks & snacks to help you enjoy your cropping time at Memory Bound. 

Cameo Create Class: Print & Cut

Hello, Silhouette Cameo friends!
If you have a Silhouette Cameo, you'll definitely want to sign up for Teresa's next Cameo Create class featuring the super cool PRINT AND CUT function! With this function, you print an image with "registration marks" (tiny marks on the corners which the Cameo can read), then insert that page into your Cameo to cut around your printed image. It's like fussy cutting -- but without the fuss, as your Cameo does the work for you! The possibilities are truly endless with this machine!

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


Cameo Create: Print and Cut
Monday, March 23, 6-8pm
Instructor: Teresa Grau / Fee: $18  
Skill Level: Cameo Basics or be familiar with cutting, grouping, and replicating. Bring Basic Class Kit, selfie photo (frame opening is 3.5” x 3.5”), Silhouette blade & cutting mat, Acrylic Paint Dabber: Silver, Distress Inks: Pumice Stone & Black Soot, blending tool, splat mat, & Glossy Accents. 
We’ll master the Print & Cut images by designing our own images, then printing and cutting them with the Silhouette.  We’ll use the fill color tool, patterns, line styles, and registration marks. Then we’ll add embellishments to make a fun canvas project with your selfie!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dabbling in Zentangle at Girls' Night Out!

Hello, Memory Bound friends!
Our Girls' Night Out group meets monthly for inspiration and fun. Lately the group has learning a new technique each time, facilitated by one of the group members. At the most recent meeting, customer Janis Timmons introduced the group to Zentangle.

What is Zentangle?  
According to
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. 

In other words, it is a structured, "contained" doodle with repetitive patterns. Here are some samples I found around the web:

Zentangle shapes can be drawn by hand, but Janis taught the group how to incorporate STENCILS into a Zentangle project. In this example, Janis used a bird stencil and filled it with repeating patterns. Beautiful!

Here, Janis created a frame and sectioned it off into segments, then filled each one with a free-hand pattern:

Here Janis used overlapping leaf shapes and filled them with fall colors. This would make a lovely card front or home decor piece!
Zentangle projects can be monochromatic (often black/white) or colorful. If you want to color your Zentangle image, you can use colored pencils, watercolor, or Copic markers, to name just a few options. Janis showed the group how to use Ranger Distress Markers to add color to Zentangle drawings created on Neenah white cardstock.

Zentangle is very popular right now, and for good reason! By all accounts, it's very fun and relaxing! The ladies of Girls Night Out thoroughly enjoyed learning about this art form! Thank you, Janis!

If you'd like to learn how to make Zentangle projects, we've got several "how to" books and everything you'll need to get started. Stop by and we'll help you find what you need!

 And new folks are always welcome at Girls' Night Out! Our next meeting is on Monday, April 13, 6-7:30pm. It's FREE and always inspirational! Bring any projects you've been working on to share with the group. Call us at (515) 965-1102 for more information!