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17 posts from November 2007

November 30, 2007

Holi-DAZZLE Crop has started!

Holidazzlekit The Holi-DAZZLE weekend crop has started tonight!  We had a calendar class in the chatroom, some challenges have been posted, games are being payed and lots of chatting and cropping is happening over at The Scrapbook Site!

If you're looking for somewhere to play this weekend, or a place to find some inspiration for some holiday gifts, you gotta check it out!

We're also introducing our 2 December kits on Saturday, December 1.  BUT, tonight we revealed a super-exclusive Holi-DAZZLE weekend kit.  It is a GORGEOUS kit made up entirely of Making Memories Noteworthy goodies!  This kit has patterned papers, diecut papers, ribbon, flowers, buttons, glitter brads, velvet brads, flocked alphabets - oh it's so pretty!!!  There are also a few add-ons available such as the Noteworthy spiral journal, matching ribbon cards, the paint & glitter effects kit is AWESOME with 3 paints and three glitter paints in the kit, and the glitter diecuts to match!

We only made up a few kits for this weekend at a special price so you'll want to make sure to get yours SOON!  We do have a few of the November kits left too, so you'll want to check those out if you're still working on some fall holiday photos.

November 29, 2007

Up Close and Personal with the kits

Figgy_collage Design Team member Patty sent me some beautiful layouts and pictures of a mini album she made using the Home for the Holidays kit.  She also played around with the scans a bit and made some cool looking collages to show some details of the papers, embellishments, fibers, ribbon, glitter, glue pen, Citrus_collage_3and ink that comes with the kits.

How about this one?  Such cool and bright colors for the winter!!

I love the name too....Lemon Drop.  I remember growing up, my dad would always have a handful of the sugary sweet yet tart candies in his pocket whenever we went to church.  This kit is such a fun kit with some unexpected embellishments in it!  The poofy shiny alphabet stickers, the scrap beads all add to the colorful kit!

November 28, 2007

Cool Design Team samples!

Sneakpeek3_2 TSS Design Team member, Rachel, has sent over this fabulous layout today using the Lemon Drop kit.  She took this close-up to show the cool chipboard diecut shapes that are in this kit.

She painted and then glittered them to give such a very cool look to these otherwise "plain" embellishments.  This is one huge reason I love the DT over at The Scrapbook Site.  This is just one super cool sample you guys can see of their work. 

I sent each DT member both kits for Christmas this month, and they have been doing such an awesome job with the products inside this kit, I am just amazed so much talent is in my little group.  LOL  If you haven't checked out the Design Team gallery, you should!  They'll get you over your scrapping slump in no time!  They do these monthly challenges on the message board, to get you up and using your products in ways you never thought of!  Have a picture with no particular theme and can't figure out a way to scrap it?  Scroll through the gallery and you're sure to find some little tidbit you can use on your layout!

November 27, 2007

Embellishment Sneak peek

Figgykit_004 Oooo, do you see those goodies in there?

This is a small, teeny, tiny sample of a few of the goodies that are in the Home for the Holidays Kit.

You get a full size Sugar Coating glitter from Doodlebug, Basic Grey fibers, a huge helping of buttons, mini brads, and an exclusive stamp set along with a Cats Eye chalk ink pad.

What a better way to make the holidays beautiful than with some homemade cards using a little bit of glittery goodness!

Each kit that finds a new home between now and Christmas will receive a surprise little goodie in their package!  A cute way to show off a favorite photo, that you can take along with you.  You'll have to get your kit in order to see the little goodie packed inside your order!

November 26, 2007

December Kit sneak peek

Sneak_peek Here is the first sneak peek for one of the December kits.  We have a bright, summery kit this month, for those of us with cabin fever ALREADY!  LOL  Or, maybe you're just getting those summer pictures printed out and are beginning to work on them.  This kit is perfect for those types of photos.  Definitely NOT a holiday kit...although you'll see some of a holiday kit tomorrow.

This kit will be available at the store at The Scrapbook Site and A Walk Down Memory Lane.

Remember this weekend, we have our Holli-Dazzle crop at The Scrapbook Site with classes, chats, challenges, contests and more!  It starts Friday through Sunday.

November 21, 2007

Merry Christmas to YOU!

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Are you tired of shopping for everyone else?  Do you need a little holiday pick-me up?  Have you asked and begged for scrapping goodies as Christmas gifts, only to find out that no one has fulfilled your wish?  Well, not THIS year!  We at A Walk Down Memory Lane want to help you get what you deserve!  :)
Starting Friday, November 23 through Monday, November 26, A Walk Down Memory Lane will be offering 15% off storewide and half price shipping!  As always, we offer free shipping after $75!
We have all the latest and greatest in new products at www.awalkdownmemorylane.net and thousands of more products and gift ideas!
If you are looking to make your own holiday gifts this year, we have all kinds of alterable items including lunch boxes, tins, lunch bags, Bo Bunny Bare Naked binders in both 6x6 and 9x9, chipboard for making your own albums, Cloud 9 Books in a Box, Bo Bunny word books, the New 2007 Fast and Fabulous idea book, Studio 8 papers, October Afternoon papers, rubons and stamps,  Hero Arts clear stamps, and much much more!
Looking for a kit with coordinating products?  We offer 2 kits a month that have gorgeous patterned papers, cardstock, ribbon, flowers, buttons, and other embellishments that all match with no headaches!  We've done the hard work for you!
Looking for a personalized gift?  We can make your holiday photo cards for you!  Or how about a personalized calendar?  And there is always the popular gift certificates so your loved one can choose whatever products they love!
Check out our Maple Lane beginners tool kit!  Valued at $80 this tool kit has a travel bag along with a trimmer, scissors, adhesive, pen, etc. To start out the beginner scrapper.  This is a GREAT deal at $49.99!
This sale starts Friday, November 23 and ends on Monday, November 26.  You won't want to miss out on these deals!
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November 19, 2007

Dreamkutz Uses

Sandra Zeigler is a customer at A Walk Down Memory Lane who purchased a Dreamkutz machine and has made excellent use of it!

She is a card-maker and bought the Dreamkutz to make cards.  It's very easy to take a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock and cut it in half for a perfectly sized A2 card base. 

This tool is the perfect page cutter! The Dreamkuts has two slots that allow you to cut over 100 different page sizes. The back slot is adjustable (depending on the size of your paper) and will make one center cut. The front slot (fixed at 12") will cut your paper into thirds! *Note: The DreamHappybirthdayszkuts will cut up to one or two sheets of cardstock at a time. It will NOT cut chipboard.

In the musical happy birthday card, he musical quilt is actual fabric with musical motifs one predominantly black and one predominantly white. She used black card stock for the sashing and borders. She used a birthday stamp from D.J. Inkers for the Happy Birthday stamped on white cardstock matted on black and adhered over the quilt.

FirecrackersszOn the firecracker card, she used a pattern from the book, "Anne Lang's 202 Paper Piecing Patterns." She cut the pattern pieces out of any printed card stock that goes with the theme. She attached the pattern piece to black cardstock and trim it pretty close so she just has a black trim that makes the pieces stand out. She used a two sided cardstock for the interior of the card-red on the front blue on the back. She trimmed this cardstock using scalloped decorative scissors She put white card stock as the exterior part of the card and attached the paper piecing to the front. She used a little glitter to accent the star on the paper piecing and she added some faux gem stars.

These are great cards Sandra!  I'm so glad that you love your Dreamkutz and have found a way to make your card-making go lots faster!

You can be featured here on the blog too, if you have a project, layout, or card that was made using products available at A Walk Down Memory LaneEmail me with a picture or scan of your layout, along with the directions on how you made it, and I'll choose one project to feature each week.

November 16, 2007

Fat Little Santa

Santa I'm getting into the Christmas spirit a little earlier each year the way it seems.  Maybe it's because I'm planning a few Holiday gifts and card classes or maybe I just like how much nicer everyone is around the holidays.  I don't know...

I thought I'd show you a cute little card I made for a Christmas card class I taught.  He looks kinda detailed but really is quite easy to make.  I saw this idea a few different places on the web, and a store I frequent had this as a sample as well so I thought I'd make one.

First I cut the Karen Foster paper into card sizes.  Then I cut the red KF paper using my EK Success Curvy Cutter.  I took a piece of black cardstock and trimmed it for his belt.  I punched a square out of cardstock with the smallest SU! square punch first (for the inside of the buckle) and then punched the larger square.

His face is made with a Slide Mount.  I cut a piece of flesh colored cardstock for behind the slide mount.  I made the face using the smallest SU! circle punch.  2 out of white for the eyes, and the last one out of flesh for the nose.  I popped the nose up on a cut piece of foam dots.  I took a little chalk and gave him his rosy cheeks, and cut some teardrop shaped cardstock for his mustache.  The rubon is from Making Memories.

If you're doing these production style, it really goes quickly, and you'll impress all your friends with your handmade card!

November 15, 2007

Teacher's Organizer

Teacher1 We had our annual fundraiser for our church's Christian Education fund tonight.  I made two lunchbox organizers and they sold pretty well.  I made a card organizer that had 30 different cards in it that you've seen here on the blog.  This it the other organizer I made for teachers.

My sister-in-law is a teacher and she helped me figure out which types of tabs to put inside.  We thought it would be a cute idea for a teacher gift.  They could leave it in their classroom, and if they had to have a substitute teacher come in, there is a little organizer that has all of the important information for them.  Inside the tabs are decorated with Karen Foster, Jolee's Boutique and Paper Bliss dimensional stickers.  The papers are all Karen Foster papers.

The inside tabs are:
Important people (name of secretary, principal, etc)Teacher4_2 
Lesson Plans (just some sample lesson plans for them to use if they're stuck)
Rules & Regulations (the normal class rules, etc)
Daily Schedule
Special Procedures (what to do for tornado or fire drills, terrorist threats, etc.)
Seating Chart
Class List
Specials Students (which students leave for special ed classes, or TAG classes, or whatever)
Discipline Plan
Special Duties (recess duties, lunchroom duties, etc)

November 14, 2007

What are you Thankful for?

Dreamstime_3247016_3 It is almost Thanksgiving again, and I wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank You.  Thank you to my customers, blog visitors and internet friends.  Thank you for taking time out of your day to come visit this site and my store and for letting me be a small part of your life.  Thank you for leaving comments on the blog, your emails, and your orders.  I appreciate you so very much!

This is a scrappy blog though, so I will leave you with the 3 scrapping tools that I am most thankful for.  These 3 tools are always found on my desk (even though they may appear hidden beneath the piles of other "stuff" I'm working with.  LOL  These three tools can all be found at the store at A Walk Down Memory Lane.

1)  My ATG adhesive gun.  I just love love love this thing!  It is truly awesome.  I call it adhesive for the big girls, as it's a pretty good sized gun, but the thing rocks.  It's easy to use and easy to FIND on my desk!  LOL  I have the 1/2" gun so that I am able to use both the 1/2" tape for big altering projects, and I can also use the 1/4" tape with the adaptor on my regular scrapping.  I use the GOLD refills so they are acid free and safe for my scrapbooks.

2)  My EK Success Corner Rounders.  These little buggers are too cool!  Not only do they make nice rounded corners on my photos and papers, if you snap off the guide, you can make a scalloped edge.  I love tools that serve a double purpose!

3)  My Scraperfect Pouch.  This is a neat little tool that I use quite often.  I use it when I want to print on vellum, or any slippery surface with my printer.  It gives the ink something to grab on to, and it makes my printing look so much nicer.

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