Making Memories

‘It’s our memories that make us,’ – this is the first line of Requiem for a Beast a picture book for older children and young adults. Though the book was in that case talking about indigenous people of Australia, in a sense it’s the same true for each of us. We are what we remember. A psychologist once told me that the mind chooses to forget those things that are too painful- that it doesn’t want to deal with. But I’ve also heard someone say that those with a happy childhood don’t store up memories. Since they both seem to … Continue reading

American Idol, Making Memories Style

With the popularity of FOX’s American Idol, I guess the Making Memories wanted to get in on some of the same kind of fun. Last month Making Memories had a call for layouts to be posted for a Making Memories Idol Contest on their site. They had thousands of entries and the Making Memories team narrowed the competitors down to 50. Now it is your turn to help decided the next Making Memories Idol. You can go here to sign up to receive an email reminder when the voting begins on Monday morning, March 5. The voting polls will be … Continue reading

Fun Valentine Products

Creating scrapbook layouts about Valentine’s Day isn’t usually something that I have done in the past. For some reason, I haven’t taken pictures that day and therefore, I don’t have anything that I want t o scrapbook. But this year, there are so many fun Valentine products available, I’m going to make sure to have my camera ready on Valentine’s Day so that I will be able to use some of the fabulous products that are available. Here are a few of my favorite valentine line that have come out this year. Making Memories. They have added to their kraft … Continue reading

Peaks at Winter CHA Releases Part 3

Some many new products will be featured next week at the biggest scrapbooking trade show of the year in Anaheim, California. Here is a sampling of a few of the new products that you can start to watch for in your local scrapbook stores. Making Memories. In addition to the usual fun embellishments, they are coming out with an embellishment center that I think I am going to have to purchase (maybe even more than 1!) I love the clean look of the shelves and how nicely organized everything looks. They will also be offering plastic jars and metal tins … Continue reading

Making Memories Fresh Anthology Line

Making Memories Anthology Line Making Memories has been a long time leader in the scrapbooking industry. They were one of the first big companies who came out with many innovative products. Remember the metal eyelet letters and simple stated rub-ons that were must have items a few years ago? Making Memories has recently released a few new lines so of beautiful products. One of my favorites is their new Anthology Line. I would like so share some for my favorite products from this line. Let’s start with the paper. I know that when I built a kit for my kit … Continue reading

My Christmas Wish List (part two)

It’s that time of year again: time for gift giving. Not only should you take time to consider what you would like to give others, you should take some time to evaluate what new scrapbooking items you would like to use this year. I’ve come up with a few things that are on my Christmas wish list and I’d like to share them. You can also check out part one of my wish list to find out what other fun goodies I’m thinking about using (hopefully) soon. Mimi Digiscrap Tote. I have been on the lookout for a nice bag … Continue reading

New Cutting and Trimming Tools

With the many different options in paper trimmers for scrapbooking, I like to know what all of my choices are before I buy. In the past couple months, two of my favorite companies, Making Memories and Basic Grey, have come out with new tools that could make our paper trimming a much easier task. I’d like to share what each of the companies has to offer. Making Memories Precision Paper Trimmer When I first saw this trimmer, the first thing that made me very happy was that the base is large enough to hold an entire sheet of 12 X … Continue reading

Making Memories Does Halloween In Style

Do you have loads of Halloween photographs to scrapbook? Past years worth of pictures just sitting and waiting for a home in your scrapbook? Here are some excellent products just in time for Halloween. Don’t put it off any longer. Get some of these great items and scrapbook tonight! Get those photos into the pages of your albums and not just sitting around anymore! The well known scrapbook company, Making Memories has made it easy with all new Halloween ready products and projects for you to get started on. Just check out what they have to offer this year! Paint … Continue reading

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things There are a few scrapbooking tools that that I use on almost every layout. I’d like to share them with you and let you know why I like them so much. Making Memories Magnetic Stamps If you are a seasoned scrapper, I’m sure that you are seen or used these great stamps. I have used them around friends lately and they have instantly fallen in love with the versatility these offer. You use the magnetic stamp base and then can spell and word you want with the individual magnetic letters. Making Memories currently sells … Continue reading

Scrapbook with Flower Power

It seems like everywhere I look at scrapbook layouts these days, I am seeing flowers pop up everywhere. I thought that I would share some of my favorite flower embellishments with you so that you can add a little flower power to your layouts. Flowers embellishments come in all forms: paper, stamps, acrylics, and stickers. Prima Flowers has become well known for their flowers and I can see why. First of all, they come packaged in adorable glass bottles that look great decorating your scrapbook space. The flowers come in a variety of colors and shapes. They also sell leaves … Continue reading