5 posts categorized "Customer Features"

August 27, 2010

Fan Friday

I think Fridays might become my favorite blog day. I'm super excited to start featuring projects by A Walk Down Memory Lane's Fans. We have some amazingly talented people out there, and I can't wait to show their work off.                                                                                                                                         

Pink Paislee Pop Fasion by Suzanne Renee

Today I'm bringing you a card by AWDML Gallery member Suzanne Renee. The bright colors of this card immediately caught my eye. In case you're wondering, that pretty pink background paper is from Pink Paislee's Pop Fashion Line. I love the inked and torn edges paired with the zig zag stitched border. And finishing it all off with a pleated flower? Divine! Thanks Suzanne Renee for sharing this great creation with us!  You can check out more of her creations here at AWDML's gallery.

Round LO by Cake Junkie

Second up is CakeJunkie's  layout. I love this layout for 3 reasons. First, it's round. It's always great to see something that's a different shape. Second, you can never go wrong with this soft and pretty color combo. It's especially great with the black and white photos. Finally, it uses one of my all time favorite punches, the Fiskars Upper Crest Punch. Thanks to CakeJunkie for sharing this great layout. You can click here to see more of CakeJunkie's creations in the AWDML gallery. While you're in the gallery, check out what the design team has been posting there, they are some seriously talented ladies.

I'll be trolling AWDML's Facebook page and the gallery for next week's Fan Friday, so keep posting away!  I'll see you back here Monday with some great projects that showcase this month's featured manufacture.

May 10, 2010

Another use for your Paper Crafting Supplies!


Hello everyone!  :)  I'm so sorry I've been so long in posting to the blog.  I don't have any excuse other than being busy with the online and B&M store.  I haven't had much time to scrap or make cards myself other than things for classes, but I ran around the store and took pictures of a BUNCH of things that the B&M store Design team and I have done, and are hanging around the store.  So if there's something you've seen at the B&M store and want to know what products we've used...I'll post the recipes here.

If you haven't ever been to our B&M store...well, this will give you a bit of a glimpse of the projects that you'll see around *wink*

So...do you see this really COOL looking model here?  This is a project that our local High School TSA (Technology Student Association) prepared for their state contests this spring.  This is a model of our new retirement facility that was finished not too long ago.  They came here to the store for papers, cork paper, and even used pop dots to keep the tables and furniture standing up!RVTSAModel2

Check out the little "wallpaper border" that they used with some striped paper found here at the store.  Or the cool little round table.  They used round pop dots to keep it standing nice and tall.  If you can imagine, this little model was about 12x15" and maybe 1-2" tall.  Everything was in scale to the actual building.

RVTSAModel3 Here is the lunchroom with all it's tables, and the conference room.  You can also see the little bedrooms with the bathrooms, bed and dresser.

They also created their little laundry room with cork "floor".

The students did such a great job on the model, that they won 1st place at state!!  Congratulations Sara, Jana, Brooke & Brooke!



October 22, 2009

Did you see yesterday's Moxie Fab post about Betsy Veldman? :)

I didn't take time to read my Google's blog reader yesterday (I blame my mom...she came to the store yesterday with every intent of going home after just "a little while" and she got sucked into the vortex we call the scrapbook store!  LOL  We checked in new inventory, tried our hand at making some custom acrylic stamps, and so much more!)

So last night, when Betsy came to teach our Cricut Fabric class, I hadn't seen the blog post about her on MoxieFab World...but I saw it this morning!  :)  Isn't that a great picture of her?  One of her kiddos took that picture of her.  Anyway, I just thought I would point out that great article about Betsy.

I met her about 3 years ago when we moved back to Rock Valley.  She and some of her friends got together and scrapbooked 1 Friday night a month.  When they found out I had an online store, they would come over to my basement, and shop in my boxes.  :)  See...back then, everything was in my basement, tucked away in boxes.  So, we never knew what kind of treasures they'd find! 

So, once I moved out of the basement, and into an 'actual' store,  I asked Betsy if she would be interested in being a teacher at the store.  Happily, she said YES!  :)  I've really enjoyed getting to know her over the past couple of years.  She has a great blog called Paper, Scissors and Superheros.  If you haven't been there before, check it out!

If you have the opportunity to come up to Northwest Iowa and take a Cricut class from Betsy...she is one of the best!

March 05, 2009

Cool Candy Boxes

KarmaTreatBoxes One of my obscenely creative customers, Karma V.V. brought in a project that she made using some of the BEAUTIFUL Doodlebug papers.  She is making them for all of the guests at the dinner for the Junior-Senior prom at our local high school.  Karma is so very talented, not only with paper crafting, but painting as well...I was lucky enough to receive one of her painted rocks as a gift last year, and it is just soooo beautiful!

She made the nugget boxes using the Doodlebug Chenille Spot Flocked papers for the outside of the box.  She used Bazzill cardstock for the bottom of the box.  She used the Doodlebug Boutique Striped papers for the candy wrappers.

You can see a tutorial for these cool little nugget boxes at Split Coast Stampers.

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.