Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Feature Class


Whipper Snapper Spring Cards NEW!
Instructor: Jackie Symington
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $5.00
Sunday, April 5th

What do turtles, cats and bunnies have in common? They're all featured in this month's card class.! It's always a fun time when you combine Copic pens and Whipper Snapper, so come and join us in this class where we will feature Whipper Snapper stamps, Copic pens, and We R paper to create four very cute Spring cards. This class will also demonstrate how to use the fabulous stamp-a-ma-jig to transform 2 stamps into 1 very cute birthday card. If you have your own pens, feel free to bring them to use on your cards. All Supplies Included.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bazzill MatchMaker

Thanks once again to Gloria, one of our regular customers, we've got something fun and more than useful for you to play with!

This is what the Bazzill site says about this new program -

Puzzled?

Let Bazzill's color experts do the matching for you!

We are happy to help you find the perfect Bazzill cardstock to coordinate with your favorite patterned papers. We realize with more than 500 colors and 7 textures of acid-free, lignin-free cardstock it can be confusing.

Hey, there is no point in kissing any frogs...with the Bazzill color experts you get the prince every time!

It is easy to do. Select the manufacturer above and use the suggested Bazzill cardstock colors for layouts, cards, invitations, or any paper craft.

Bazzill Matchmaker

So now, once you have those patterns and you want to match them up, you can easily figure out which colours of cardstock you'll be needing! Gotta love a little extra help!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just In!

Scrappin' Sports
Melissa Frances


Spellbinder's Nestabilities
Bazzill Embossed






Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ranger's Adirondack Paint Dabbers

See for yourself just how easy it is to work with Ranger's Adirondack Paint Dabbers as Tim Holtz shares a clever resist technique using paint.

Feature Classes


Birthday Round Up! NEW!
Instructor: Colleen HeidrichClass
Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $7.00

Want to get some of those kid's birthday pictures scrapped? Well, this is your chance to get exactly that done and play with some stitching templates and hand stitching of different kinds on layouts! Both sets of layouts also play with circles which are everywhere is scrapbooking these days! Come on out to class and celebrate! All Supplies included for 4 pages.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Stamping Technique: Clean and Simple with Scor-pal NEW!
Instructor: Tobi Crawford
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply fee: $5.00

There is a whole movement of stamping going on in the world that doesn't involve Copic markers, tonnes of layers, and complicated techniques, and it's called "Clean and Simple," or CAS for short. This style of stamping involves choosing perfect colour combinations, the right images, a clean design, and effective layouts. I am really excited about this class because I have recently started to appreciate the beauty and impact of a well-thought-out CAS card. I will also teach you all about the Scor-pal while making three different projects JUST BY SCORING. This tool is irreplaceable to me, and I want to show you why! You will make 3 treat boxes (different styles and sizes) as well as a nice CAS card. All Supplies Included.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH 6:30pm-8:30pm

Lucky Star NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $15.00
You will count yourself lucky when you make this darling 6X6 album. The perfect mix of bright, playful papers and coordinating product make up this delightful mini. You'll get everything you need to complete your album and more! Take home over $45.00 in product as well as a bottle of Zip Dry!
SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH 2:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning!
Saturday, March 21st -Monday, March 23rd 2009

40% Off
All Patterned Paper
May not be combined with any other offers or coupons. Not valid on previous, internet or telephone orders. In Stock items only. Not valid on Special Orders or Envelopments. Offer valid on open stock, printed paper only. All Sales Final.

In-Store Special
Saturday, March 21st - Friday, March 27th 2009

25% Off Wallies Dry Erase & Chalkboard Panels
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.


WALLIES® Peel & Stick Dry Erase & WALLIES® Peel & Stick Chalkboard

Removable and repositionable panels!

NEW! Wallies Peel & Stick Dry Erase sheets and shapes are an easy and convenient way to keep your life on the go in check. Just peel off the paper backing and apply to any dry, smooth surface. Use a dry erase pen (included in some packs) to scribe your message, when done simply wipe clean with a soft cloth. Great for home, office, school or workshop. Available in a variety of designs and sizes to fit any d├ęcor.

A hot new product from Wallies, Peel & Stick Chalkboard! These vinyl chalkboard panels now come in designer themes and vivid colors. Apply to any clean, dry, smooth surface. What's even better is that they're removable and repositionable! If you change your mind, simply peel off and position in it's new place, it's that easy. Just think of all the possibilities with Wallies Peel & Stick Chalkboard! We've even included a little chalk to get you started off right, sweet!


Clip It Up Ribbon Tray
In Store Special
15% Off Clip It Up Products
*While Quanities Last. May not be combined with any other special offers, or coupons. All Sales Final.

36" Clip it Up Ribbon tray

Two metal rods

Two 1 foot measuring stickers

40 chromed metal swivel clips

Wall mounting hardware

Instruction sheet

Fits rolls up to 4 1/4


In-Store Special
Saturday, March 21st - Friday, March 27th 2009

25% Off Glitter Ritz & Tape

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.


Friday, March 20, 2009

And the Winner Is...


The Winner of our first "Blog Candy" Giveaway is Nancy, who wrote:

"Wow! Am I really the first to comment? I'd be over the moon if I had a gift certificate......

March 3, 2009 7:21 PM


Thank you to everyone who entered!

Nancy--your Precious Memories $20.00 Gift Card is waiting for you in-store! Congratulations!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Remember the Gift Card Giveaway!

We're doing a little "blog candy" to celebrate the formal launch of the blog and you can check out the original post HERE! Tomorrow is the final day to enter!!

If you'd like your name entered to win a $20.00 Precious Memories Gift Card, just leave us a little comment! If you're an anonymous poster or you don't have a public profile, please be sure to leave your name and an e-mail address that we can contact you at if you win!! Contest closes Midnight, March 17th 2009.

Handmade Lollipop Flowers

Thanks to one of our regular customers, Gloria, we have a fun video this week on how to do some great handmade flowers!



If you find anything you think others might be interested in seeing on the blog, you can e-mail me, Colleen, at colleen@myscrapbookshop.com and let me know!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Slice Machines and Products Back in Stock!


Slice Machines, Design Cards & Holders, Spatulas & More!



April Classes

Check out the April schedule for all the new and exciting classes at Precious Memories!

April 2009 Class Calendar
Call 604-530-2917 to register.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Binderie: It's here!
Live it with meaning. Bind it with style. The amazing, incredible, gotta-have tool you're going to love...Great for punching holes in book board, leather, all kinds of things! Battery operated to make it easy on your hands and to power through multiple layers of cardstock.



ATC Stamps: Bang goes the official stamp on my passport. Bang goes the official seal on my visa. Now you can stamp your important documents 3 ways with these self-inking stamps. After all, your memories are just as important as any other official document! 2 7/8" x 2 3/8"

Introductory Special

Saturday, March 14th - Monday, March 16th
25% Off All 7 Gypsies
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.



Introductory Special

Saturday, March 14th - Monday, March 16th
25% Off My Little Yellow Bicycle
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.
Christmas Blow Out!

Saturday, March 14th - Monday, March 16th 2009
60% Off SelectChristmas Papers & Embellishments
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, March 11, 2009

Ranger Cut 'N Dry Foam is Back In!

For any of you that have taken classes, the only thing we really use in the store for distressing the edges of your papers with ink is the Ranger Cut 'n Dry Foam! It's a fabulous product that'll last you a long time and is well worth purchasing. Ask about it in the store and ask for a demo if you need one!

This is just one technique that you might try!


Check out the tips and techniques for this product on the Ranger website HERE!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Upcoming Feature Classes This Week


SOS: Girlfriends Mini Album NEW!
Class Fee: $15.00
Supply Fee: $5.00
Join Jenn and create this very interesting fold out 6x6 mini album using WeR bold and bright paper. Capture your friends at their finest moments and keep a lifetime of memories in this album. Bring your "sistah's" and have a great evening making this album. All Supplies Included. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th 6:30PM-8:30PM


Scrapbooking Basics: The "How To" Course NEWLY DESIGNED!
Do you have loads of supplies at home, and have NO idea how to use them? Have you bought some accessories and tools, but aren't sure you're using them right, or getting the most use out of them? OR, are you an absolute beginner and just want to jump in and get started? Well then, this class is for all of you! I will be at your disposal to help you put a layout together over the span of 2 hours, as well as help you with any questions or curiosities you might have along the way. Included in the Class fee is the paper you will require for the layout (1 piece of designer paper, and two 12x12 solid cardstock), and all supplies (glue, trimmers, scissors etc), and of course ME, who will be your personal shopper and coach every step of the way! Don't know how to use ribbon? Stickers? Chipboard? Die Cuts? We will incorporate those mysteries into your layout. An added bonus: you will be able to shop for items in the store as you need them for your layout using your class discount!
THURSDAY, MARCH 12th 6:30pm-8:30pm


Baby Boy Bags and Tags NEW!
This class is full of wonderfully boyish bags, tags and cards created with the Bo Bunny Star Struck line. These would be great to have on hand as gifts or great to have when hosting a baby shower. You will receive over $35.00 in products to take home! All Supplies Included.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14th 10:30-12:30


Baby Girl Bags and Tags NEW!
This class is packed with darling papers and products from Bo Bunny's Ella line! You'll create beautiful cards, tags and gift bags that would be wonderful to have on hand or great when hosting a baby shower. You will receive over $35.00 in products to take home. All Supplies Included.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14th 2:00-4:00


Our Home Mini Album
Come learn how to make this sweet little house shaped mini album from scratch. And how appropriate for this album, we will be using the adorable new Home Grown line from 3 Bugs in a Rug. This album is based on one that is featured in Jessica's new book: "Outstanding Mini Albums" by Memory Makers. You will leave with a completed album all ready to add special photos of your home and the people in it. All Supplies Included.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15th 1:00-3:00

Monday, March 9, 2009

More New Product in Stock!

New Kaiser Craft

In-Store Special
Tuesday, March 10th - Friday, March 13th 2009
25% Off Kaiser Craft
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


Chatterbox Storage Boxes

Introductory Special
Tuesday, March 10th - Friday, March 13th
25% Off Chatterbox
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


Storage Solutions by Stampendous

In-Store Special
Tuesday, March 10th - Friday, March 13th 2009
25% Off Stampendous Storage Solutions
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 Piggy Tails: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, The Ants Go Marching, La Belle et la bete, It's Raining It's Pouring

Introductory Special
Tuesday, March 10th - Friday, March 13th 2009
25% Off Piggy Tails
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

Friday, March 6, 2009

More New Product on Special!


Introductory Special
Friday, March 6th - Monday, March 9th 2009
25% Off Reminisce

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.

Introductory Special
Friday, March 6th - Monday, March 9th 2009

25% Off Die Cuts With A View
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.

Introductory Special
Friday, March 6th - Monday, March 9th 2009

25% Off Flair Designs
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.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ever Tried a Spinner Card?

Do you make cards all the time and want to try something new? How about a spinner card?

Ever tried using your acrylic stamps in something other than a straight line? One of the wonderful versatile features of acrylic stamps is that you can bend them!

This video by Lisa Spangler of Hero Arts shows you how to make a spinner card and how to mount your acrylic stamps on a curve! Fun card and some great tips!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stamp Heaven! Look What's New!

New Rubber Stamps Just In & On Sale!
Whipper Snapper, Hero Arts, Stampendous, Inkadinkado!

New Whipper Snapper


New Hero Arts


New Stampendous

New Inkadinkado

Back In Stock:ScorPal Products


In-Store Special
Wednesday, March 4th - Sunday, March 8th 2009

All Rubber Stamps
Buy 2, Get 1 Free

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. Free Applies to least expensive item. Sorry, no rainchecks or special orders. All Sales Final.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Feature Classes

Check out these classes this week at Precious Memories!


Snippits of 2009: Tags/Library Pocket Mini Albums NEW!
Based on one of the mini albums featured in Jessica's new book: "Outstanding Mini Albums", you will learn how to make this fun little book from scratch! Using tags and library pockets, as well as a variety of embellishments, your finished album will be the perfect place to keep track of special moments of 2009. We will be using the fun & funky White Out Collection by We R Memory Keepers. All Supplies Included.

Wednesday, March 4th 6:30pm-8:30pm


A Day In The Life NEW!
Come join us to create this cute Sandylion Layout using some great techniques for patterned paper and hidden journaling. There are tons of extra supplies in this kit that you get to take home! All Supplies Included

Thursday, March 5th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Copic Workshop: Level I
NEWLY DESIGNED!

Consider this your first introduction to everything Copic. If you find yourself wondering what papers to use, what ink, what end to use? Then this class is the first logical step. This class is even for those who aren't sure about these markers, and maybe just want to try them out! You will use the store's markers to get some hands-on experience. You will colour some stamped images for you to take home and use on cards, but note that you will not be making any cards in this class, this is all about the process! All Supplies Included.

Saturday, March 7th 10:30am-12:30pm

Copic Workshop: Level II
NEWLY DESIGNED!
This is the second level of classes dedicated to learning all about Copic markers. If you've taken Copic I then you are ready for this class, OR if you feel like you have a handle on paper and ink selection, as well as general care for your markers (refilling, nibs etc) then you will feel at home in this class. We will start to "play" a little more in this class by learning some advanced techniques like direct-to-rubber stamping, playing with the blender solution, airbrushing and so on with the store's markers. Like the Level I Workshop, you will not make cards, but will hone your colouring skills with some images to take home and use on cards later! All Supplies Included.

Saturday, March 7th 2:00pm-4:00pm


Easter Exploding Box Album NEW!
The exploding box album class is back! This time with an all new Easter/ Spring theme using the brand new "Flower Patch" line from Making Memories. You'll have lots of fun creating this unique album, so don't miss this class! All supplies included.

Sunday, March 8th 1:00pm-3:00pm

Call the store at 604-530-2917 to register!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Welcome to the Precious Memories Blog!

We're excited about launching our new blog and hope that you'll be dropping by often to check out what's new.

Keep your eyes out for:
- what's new in the store
- tips and tricks for product use
- information about upcoming classes
- sales and specials

Please let us know if there's anything you'd like to see on the blog too!

To get things going, we're doing a giveaway!
If you'd like your name entered to win a $20.00 Precious Memories Gift Card, just leave us a little comment! If you're an anonymous poster or you don't have a public profile, please be sure to leave your name and an e-mail address that we can contact you at if you win!! Contest closes Midnight, March 17th 2009.

New Bind It All Coveralls!!

Have you got a Bind It All?
Have you been thinking about getting one?


You should check out one of the new products that Zutter has come out with that will allow you to create bound projects and yet still have a covered binding like a book.

We're currently carrying these in 8X8 in the curved and flat spine.



Just imagine all the amazing little journals, notebooks and gifts you could create!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Check out what's new this week!

New Karen Foster
Introductory Special
Monday, March 2nd - Thursday, March 5th 2009
25% Off Karen Foster


New Stamping Station: Antique Sports Line, Jazz, Ballet & More!
Introductory Special
Monday, March 2nd - Thursday, March 5th 2009
25% OffAll Stamping Station