Sunday, June 28, 2009

Using Your Corner Rounder for a Scalloped Border

Did you know that you can use your corner rounder to create a scalloped border on your paper? Check this out...

Spellbinders Back in Stock!

In-Store Special 10% Off
Spellbinders Nestabilities
May not be combined with any other special offer, coupons, or promotions/everyday low price items. Offer not valid on previous purchases, held items, or telephone/internet orders. Valid on in stock items only. Sorry, no rainchecks or special orders. All Sales Final
New Shipment! Just In!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Layout Contest Reminder

Hey everyone!

Just a little reminder that the layouts for the contest are due on the 30th!! Make sure to bring yours in by then for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Feature Classes this Week!

Play Hard
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $15.00
Wednesday, June 24th 6:30-8:30
They work hard and they play hard. This is the kit to pay tribute to the men in your life - both young and old. The four page layouts showcase the activities that fill their days with the strong, vibrant colors of the new Grease Monkey collection.

Surprise! Birthday Exploding Box
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $15.00
Thursday, June 25th 6:30-8:30
It's the "picture perfect" birthday gift as each layer of the explosion box can show off all those great birthday pictures! Done with the fabulous new Bo Bunny "It's My Party" line of birthday papers, this it sure to be a hit! All Supplies Included. *Note - if you have a black journaling pen and/or Scor-Pal, you could bring it to so as to limit your wait time.

Simply Stylish Cards II NEW!
Instructor: Shannon Hall
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $5.00

Please join Shannon for round two of Simply Stylish Cards, benefiting the British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents' Association ( Come on out to make six all-occasion cards that are fresh, fun and simple to make. A great class for beginners or those looking to try a clean and simple style. You will learn how to use a combination of basic techniques, fabulous paper, stamps and embellishments to create trendy, boutique-style cards in a snap. And you will also be donating to a great cause because Shannon will be donating all of her instructor fees to BCCCPA. Hope to see you there! All supplies included.

So Elegant: Black & White Cards NEW!
Instructor: Jenn Kaczynski
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $5.00
Black & white never go out of style! Learn how to do faux brads and faux ribbon. We will be using several different punches, dye cut machine, and of course glitter and bling. You will leave this class with 4 simply elegant cards that anyone would feel honoured to receive. Use these cards for Birthday, Wedding, Thank you or just to say I Love you. All Supplies Included.

Last Day for the Sale!

Let's Celebrate This Weekend With
30-70% Off Everything Storewide!
Loonie Table!
May not be combined with any other coupons or promotions/everyday low price items. Offer not valid on previous purchases, held items, or telephone/internet orders. Valid on in stock items only. Sorry, no rainchecks or special orders. All Sales Final.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Feature Classes This Week!

Just The Two Of Us NEW CLASS!
Instructor: Kristin Sturgeon
Wednesday, June 17th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Come in and learn how to make this unique fold-up mini album from scratch! This cute little album is a great way of showing off photos of you and your best friends or loved ones. Give it away as a unique gift or keep it for yourself! All supplies included. *Note: If you have a Scor-pal you can bring it to class to limit your wait time. All Supplies Included.

All Boxed Up! NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Thursday, June 18th 6:30pm-8:30pm
This fun little card box will impress the recipient and only you will know how easy it was to create! In this class, we'll be making the actual box as well as one invitation sized card, one 3X3 notecard and one tag. You'll also learn how to make your own envelopes for that little card! This is perfect for gift giving and would make a wonderful teacher's gift. All supplies included. *Note - if you have a Scor-Pal, you could bring it so as to limit your wait time.

Storytime: Layout, Brag Book & Keepsake Box NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Saturday, June 20th 2:30pm-4:30pm
This fabulous Storytime line of papers from Cosmo Cricket is perfect for creating all kinds of fun projects. This class includes a one page layout, a brag book and a keepsakes box! Come join us and take home all of these projects as well as having extra product left for more amazing creations! All Supplies Included.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Digital Gifts for Dads, Grads, Coaches & More!

Photo Books, Greeting Cards, Wall Art, Collages & Calendars:
Quick & Easy! Prints Instantly!

The Perfect Gift! Just bring in your memory card or other photo storage and create gifts in minutes!

Great Gift for Teachers, Coaches, Graduation & Father's Day!

Make Dad a personalized card or photo book featuring his favorite little people!

Capture your Sport's Team or School Class memories and present a special keepsake "yearbook" for the Coach or Teacher who made it all happen! Have each child use a permanent marker to autograph & record a little note saying thank you for a great year!

Celebrate the Graduate in your life with a very special book looking back over all his or her school years starting at Kindergarten!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Heat Embossing

Heat Embossing is one of those fun techniques that can quickly add a little shine, texture and dimension to your projects! Here's a little video to help you get started!

Here's a link again in case you're not able to see the video here...
Heat Embossing

Come on in and ask some questions about how you can get started heat embossing today!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cutting Photos with your MM Slice Machine

Do you have a Slice Machine? Have you ever thought about getting one, but were wondering if you could use it on photos as well as cardstock and patterned paper? Well, wonder no more! Here's a video showing you some different ways to use the Slice Machine on your photos!

And here's a direct link in case you aren't getting the video for some reason...
Slice Cordless Die-Cutter: Cutting Photos

Another Question...

Question: Can we use stitching on our pages?
Answer: You can do the piercing because that falls under tools and you can do pen stitching because you're allowed journaling pens. You can not do traditional stitching by machine or by hand because that would involve adding product (thread or floss).

Can't wait to see what you ladies are up to!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Spellbinders Magnetic Mats Are In!

We now have the Spellbinders magnetic spacer mat in!
This allows you to put your dies on here and have them stay put for more accurate cutting!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Layout Challenge Q&A!

Well, we're very excited about the response to the layout challenge and kits are selling fast! Get yours while they last!

We've also had a few questions, so we'll be posting a few questions and answers on the blog here as we get them, so don't be afraid to post on the blog or ask in store!

Question: Can we use rubber stamps?
Answer: No, unless it's words/letters, etc. for your title and/or journaling since the rules state you can use the product of your choice for the title.

Question: Is masking OK?
Answer: Yes, as we said any tools, ink, paint, pens, etc. were fine.

Can't wait to start seeing your amazing creations!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Scenic Route and Featured Class!

Introductory Special
Wednesday, June 3 - Sunday, June 7
25% Off Scenic Route
May not be combined with any other special offer, coupons, or promotions/everyday low price items. Offer not valid on previous purchases, held items, or telephone/internet orders. Valid on in stock items only. Sorry, no rainchecks or special orders. All Sales Final.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Get 'Em Scrapped Series II (formerly Fast and Fabulous)
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Don't know where to start with all that amazing patterned paper? Then this class is for you! You'll get 2 double page layouts with designs you can use over and over again using some of all that fabulous patterned paper that's out there in combination with some of your basic cardstock as well. You'll be able to play with different ways to use patterns and design. We'll also talk about what you could add in the way of embellishments if you wanted to add to your layouts. All supplies included.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Layout Contest!

We hope you decide to join us and play along in our June Summer Layout Contest. We can't wait to see what everyone creates with their kits!!
Kits are $6 and will be available as of Wednesday, June 3rd!
There are limited quantities! First come, first served!
One per person, so you must pick up your own kit!

Each layout must be an original work - no sketches or scraplifts please.
Layouts will be judged on their aesthetic appearance and creativity.
Winner will receive a $30 Precious Memories Gift Card!
There's also a voucher included in all the kits for $5 off a $50 purchase the day you bring your layout into the store.

The deadline for this is June 30th and your layout must be in the store by close on the 30th. Winners will be announced July 11th.

In the kit, you would find the following:
- one sheet of Prima patterned paper
- two different sheets of October Afternoon patterned paper
- 4 sheets of cardstock ( 2 cream, one green and one blue)
- orange ribbon
- 4 orange gems
- one tag
- one acrylic arrow (covered in blue film which needs to be removed)
- 3 black brads

All of the items in your kit need to be used in some form on your 12 X 12 double-page layout!
Your layout needs to be a summer theme and the word "summer" must be on it somewhere: title, sub-title, journaling, etc.
Please be sure to include your contact information when submitting your layout!

The patterned papers in your kit are all double-sided, so you can choose to use one side or both of a sheet, but you need to use all 3 sheets to some degree.
- tools are fine: die-cut machines, punches, corner rounders, etc
- ink, paint and journaling pens are fine
- computer journaling is fine
- use the adhesive of your choice
- you can use the product of your choice for the title as long as it was purchased at
Precious Memories.

Additional product not listed above is NOT to be used and layouts using additional product will be disqualified (to make it fair to everyone).

Note - By participating in the contest, you agree to have your layout displayed on the store blog and/or website as well as in the store for 4 weeks after the announcement of the winner. After that time it will be available for pick-up in the store.

Feel free to post any questions you have here or e-mail the store at