39 posts categorized "Things Happening at the site"

October 03, 2010

Come "Bask and Glow" at AWDML!


A Walk Down Memory Lane is hosting a "Bask-n-Glow" contest. The message board has been re-organized and we are starting fun new challenges and activities.  We wanted to have a contest for you to help celebrate with us! The prize is a My Mind's Eye prize package AND a store gift certificate!  How do you participate? We want you to "Bask-n-Glow" in your own creative glory!   This contest involves you posting your favorite 3 layouts or projects (or more) in our gallery and having some fun participating in our forum over a 2 week period. To get all the details, get on over to to the forum, register, and then jump right in. Contest starts October 1st and runs through October 15th.  We are looking forward to seeing all there

June 02, 2010

A New Way to Shop!

NewWayToShopHappy Wednesday everyone!!  I hope you had a GREAT Memorial Day weekend!  We had such great weather over most of the weekend and enjoyed some time spent outdoors.  We went with some friends to our "local" go-kart racing spot and had some fun racing and playing miniature golf with the kids.  We had 2 beautiful nights where we sat around the campfire with friends and their kids.  We had a great weekend!

So...for today, I have a quick post to show you what I've been working on at the store!  I have re-arranged the store a bit to hopefully make shopping a bit more easy for you!  Especially if you like shopping for matchy-matchy embellishments and papers for your projects.

Check out the image to the left, and when you look at the Categories, you have a few choices to start with.  You can shop by Category or Shop by Collection.  When you Shop by Category, you'll find everything in it's proper place.  So, if you are looking for flowers, brads, or something like that and don't care what collection it is...you can shop by Category.

IF you are looking for a specific collection with all it's papers and the coordinating embellishments, you'll want to shop by Collection.  I have it arranged by Manufacturer and then each collection.  So for example, you want to see the Basic Grey Max & Whiskers collection you can either SEARCH for Max & Whiskers, OR you can Shop by Collections - Basic Grey - Max & Whiskers to see everything we carry from that particular collection.

I hope this makes it a bit easier for you when shopping at the store!

February 01, 2010

NEW Design Team!

Starting today, February 1, we have a new Design Team in our online store.  The four ladies that have been with us for the past 7 months have been SO great to work with, and I'm going to miss not working with them.

CrystalMindy, Nicole, and Sarah have been an absolute dream to work with.  They did some fabulous work for our gallery, and the newsletter the past 7 months was TOP NOTCH!  We'll be sad to see them go, but we're sure we'll hear from them from time to time!  Good luck girls in whatever path you take!So without further adieu, I'd like to introduce you to our NEW Design Team.  They'll be posting daily over at the DT Blog and you'll also be seeing their work in the gallery, as well as our newsletter that hits your email box twice a month.  

Hi!Erica  I’m Erica and live in Oregon with my hubby, Andrew, and our two children Mickey, 3 years, and Audrey, 9 months.  I’m tall and talkative and totally in love with scrapbooking, photography and reading.  I love the color aqua, hanging out with my mom and garage sales.

Kim Hello!  My name is Kim and I scrap my life away from the beautiful Pacific Northwest!  I have been married to my best friend for 23 years and we have 7 kids, yes 7, and one granddaughter.  They keep life interesting and provide me with constant photo opportunities – when I can slow them down enough to catch them!  Scrapbooking is what grounds me in my ever changing world and I love to escape to my scrap room.  I especially love to have a reason to “HAVE TO SCRAP”!  I love to create and my scrapbook style is constantly evolving.  I can honestly say that I am inspired by the products and colors – they “talk” to me!  The most amazing thing about this hobby is all the wonderful people I meet!  I truly consider all my scrappin’ friends – family, and life just wouldn’t be the same without them.  The connection is so intense between those of us that “get it”!  I love that most!

Scarlett Hi! M y name is Scarlett. I live in wonderful WI (at least in every season except for winter!! LOL!) with my best friend and hubby, Dean, and our 2 children. Our son, Malik, is 13 and our daughter, Whitney, is 9. We run a small kennel business here at our house where we raise, train, and breed German Shepherds. DH also works for some other kennels, as well training. I am a Learning Facilitator by day (fancy name for teacher coach) in a Middle School and an avid paper crafter at night!

I have been scrapping off and on since high school, but it has only been the last few years that I have really been able to get to it the way I would like. It is soo helpful when your kids get older and can help keep themselves entertained!! I love creating LOs, cards, and altered items. My newest addiction is Mini Albums and ATCs. My goal for 2010 is to try out new techniques and add those into my projects as well.

Stacy My name is Stacy and I have been hooked on scrappin' for the past 7 years. I love pizza, but my all time favorite thing is STARBUCKS!!!  There is nothing like scrappin' with a fabulous cup of coffee!!!! 

January 08, 2010

Design Team Call

It's here....time for our new Design Team Call. 

We are so excited to announce that we are looking for designers for our February 2010 to July 2010 team!! The call is open from January 9 - 17th. We will be announcing the new design team on our blog and newsletter on January 20th.

So WHO are we looking for?
We are looking for inspiring designers who are creative, ambitious and who can design with some of the top manufacturers products in the industry! We are looking for designers who can display the following:
- Open communication skills
- Unique individual style
- teamwork and cooperation
- Ability to display and teach different techniques
- Ability to create layouts from a basic to a more advanced skill level
- Creativity in the use of our products to help promote A Walk Down Memory Lane
- Ability to teach online classes and write up instructions
- Must be able to work within deadlines and under pressure

What do I need to Apply?

1)We would like you to submit Three (3) original layouts and one paper craft project that best represent you and your style. Acceptable paper craft projects would be altered items, cards, mini albums, etc. All submitted items must be your own design (they don’t have to be made specifically for this call) and e-mailed to DesignTeamCall@awalkdownmemorylane.net
2) You will also be required to have an active blog

What to include in your Application besides your projects?

* Your name, address, e-mail address
* Links to online communities (forums, message boards, galleries) in which you are active in and regularly post to. *Please include all links*.
* Link to your blog where you post your scrappy/stamp/paper craft creations.
* Links to other Design Teams you are currently on, and scrapbook resume (if you have one). Prior design team experience is not required, however, preference may be given to those who are not committed to another DT. If you are currently on a design team please include how long you've been there, and when your term will end, also include your title there (for example: DT coordinator, strictly LO designer, etc) Also Let us know if you've been published and where (here's your chance to TOOT!).
* Answers to the “Time to get to know you” questions below.
* A headshot and bio for our website and newsletter announcement

Time to get to know you!!!
Please include your answer the following questions in your email submission:
- How would you or others describe your style?
- What is both your strengths and weaknesses when designing?
- Why do you want to be a part of our design team?
- How much time would you be able to devote to your duties at A Walk Down Memory Lane
- Give us your best idea for promotion our store. (ie. Blog hop, advertising in a magazine, etc.)
- Do you have a unique skill (for example, do you create sketches or make handmade scrappy items?)
- What is your favorite food?
- Give us an example of an online class that you could and would be willing to teach (you do not need to provide a write up or sample for this call!)

Now for the Nitty Gritty...What you’ll do as a DT member:
1) Your DT term would be from February 1 through July 31, 2010
2) Each month you must, create, at minimum 3 layouts & 2 papercraft projects. Your work must be sent in via email by a deadline we've set each month for our newsletters. You will be responsible for ordering your own products from the store and making sure that you have enough time to get your assignments done for your deadlines.
3) Each DT member will be responsible for posting tutorials on the blog, blog posts, and newsletter articles.
4) Post your DT layouts on galleries and blogs throughout the web, whenever possible, link to AWDML. Watch other promotion Message Boards and Blogs for product chats and talk us up where possible.
5) Newsletter participation is a must, you must sign up monthly for at least one newsletter duty (product highlight, small project with instructions, sketches, etc)
6) You must have a “scrapblog” or a blog that you talk about scrapping on and update it regularly each week with a post about projects you’ve used from the store, featured manufacturer, or whatever. We ask that you also have links to our site and your DT blinkie on your blog and other sites where allowable.
7) Be the eyes and ears for AWDML online, finding new inspiration or ideas and sharing them to help our community grow.
8) Each DT member will be required to post to the AWDML DT blog once per week. You will also be required to post a class and a challenge once a month. We will have a rotating schedule so you don’t have to do BOTH in one week.
9) You must sign and return the AWDML DT contract before your DT term begins.

What do you get in return?
- As a Design Team Member you will receive your choice of product, with a $30 value, from AWalkDownMemoryLane.net free of charge, including free shipping.
- As a Design Team Member you will receive a package of featured manufacturer goodies each month free of charge.
- DT Members receive 30% off of orders placed in the www.AWalkDownMemoryLane.net store (up to $50 per month) and free shipping on those orders as long as they are shipped with their monthly DT package.
- DT Members will receive a package of past kits for use during their DT term. These can be used on classes, tutorials, challenge samples, etc.
- DT Members bio and head shot will be featured on our design team page.
- DT Members designs will be featured in our monthly newsletter.
- DT Members blogs will be linked from both the DT blog and the AWDML store blog.

** Important information regarding international applicants
International designers, if you are chosen you will be responsible for paying the shipping difference each month, and please keep in mind that we do expect you to keep with existing deadlines.

Please e-mail any questions and submissions to DesignTeamCall@awalkdownmemorylane.net

October 03, 2009

World Cardmaking Day is HERE!

World CardMaking Day is HERE!!!  All around the world, people are gathering together to make cards or paper craft to jump start the holidays.

This weekend, our Design Team has come up with some great challenges over on the Message Board!  Check out the Recipe Challenge, Bingo Challenge and so much more!

While you are playing along with the Design Team, check out the great sales at the store.  All Cardmaking supplies like 6x6 paper packs, Stamps, Card Kits, and so much more are on sale today!

The sale lasts until 12:01AM on Monday morning.

ENJOY and have a GREAT World CardMaking Day!

September 29, 2009

World Cardmaking Day is Saturday, October 3!!


We have a GREAT day planned for World Cardmaking Day on Saturday!!  It doesn't matter if you are located close enough to check out the activities in our physical storefront, or you join us online...we've got a bunch of great stuff planned for you!

For those of you who are within driving distance to northwest Iowa (like those of you in Sioux City, Iowa or Sioux Falls, South Dakota)


or around there...we have a full day of make & takes, as well as a FREE One-Sheet-Wonder class taught by our very own Samantha!  She'll be teaching you how to make 6 cards AND a matching card box with only ONE sheet of patterned paper and a few sheets of cardstock!!

The class starts at 11AM, and even though it's FREE, we would like to know how many class kits to make up, so PLEASE call the store at 712-476-3443 by Friday morning so we know how many class kits to prepare!!

If you are unable to make it to our store that day, please check out all of the fun activities the Design Team has planned for you at the Message Board & Gallery!

They have planned some great challenges for the day, and there will be some GREAT prizes to be given away as well, so check it out!

This is a GREAT way to kick-start that holiday card making or gift making season.  What better way to plan all of your card making early, and give yourself the gift of a stress-free holiday season.  :)

August 07, 2009

Want to see what's up at the store?

Calendar We have started using a Google calendar, so you can always find out what is happening at the store!  I have our class and workshops scheduled for September, and have our workshops and card swaps scheduled through the end of the year. 

You can see dates of our crops and classes, along with more details about the events.  Remember you need to call the store to register and prepay for any classes and workshops to guarantee your spot!

You can see the Calendar HERE.

ENJOY and I hope you have a great weekend!

August 05, 2009

Finally!!! A few pictures of the new store

NewStore1FORWEB OK, so my mom took a few pictures of the new location...they're a bit blurry I think, but these will have to do for a bit.  :)  This is the store looking from our front window towards the back of the store.  We have around 2200 square foot of shopping wonderland.  LOL  We also have a classroom & workshop area past the back wall that will fit around 18 people for a class or a crop.

We don't have all of our displays up yet, nor our signage for the manufacturers, and I don't have all of our samples up either yet, but we're slowly getting it together!!

Here is what you'll see when you first walk in.  We have a wall with some sample layouts, a whiteboard with our featured manufacturer, and a little display of our featured manufacturer's stuff. 

July 27, 2009

New Location!

Well...it's been a long while again since a post!

We have been moving ALL of our 10,000+ items into our new, bigger location!!  We started on Monday, July 13 starting packing with my mom, grandma and my brother.  We had all of the embellishments, etc packed up and ready to move by 4PM on Monday.

Around 4PM on Monday, we had 10 AWESOME ladies come over and volunteer to help move our boxes and boxes of inventory.  These girls worked hard, and we had about 80% of our inventory into our new location on Monday night at 8.  Of course we stopped for a while to have some pizza for dinner, but they really worked hard, and I SOOOO appreciate all of the work they put in!

Starting on Tuesday, we started putting away papers and embellishments on the walls, on our fixtures my hubby built, and on Friday we pretty much had everything put where we wanted it.

On Saturday, we went away to Kansas City for a few days of rest and relaxation with my entire family.  We went to a Royals baseball game, we spent some time at Oceans of Fun, and Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, and headed back on Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday were spent packing up and setting up the checkout counter, office computers, etc.  On Saturday the finishing touches were put on the front window display, and other displays throughout the store.

Today we opened at 10AM and we have been pleasantly surprised by the reaction of shoppers today!  We have a few things left to finish up in the classroom/workshop room and a few other fun things to finish up, but we're up and running today!

I will get some pictures and video up to the blog shortly, so you online shoppers can see what it looks like now!

June 23, 2009

Meet the Admin Team!

DTLucy <-----  This is Lucy.  You may recognize her!  She has been on our design team for 2 terms now, and has agreed to move up to be our Design Team Coordinator.

Hi, my name is Lucy Chesna and I live in Massachusettes. I am married to an wonderful man of 13 years and we have two awesome kids( Chris jr - 11 years old and Maggie- 8 years old). I have been scrapbooking for 11 years now and love every minute of it. I am a designer for various Design Teams, Scrapbook Calls and Contests Crew Team, Staff member for Scrapbook News and Reveiw Magazine and a Sketch Artist. My sketch site is called My Sketch World. I am so hononored to be on the team and I cant wait to inspire and be inspired by our awesome members at AWDML.
Lucy's Blog is called Scrapper Queen.
This is Molly ----->
You will see her around the Message Board a lot!  She is our Moderator, and she will help you around the Message Board.

My name is Molly Vakulskas Joly.  I was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa.  I have been married to my college sweetheart, Eric, since 2000, and we have three beautiful children, Alainna, 5, and twins, William and Jack, 2 1/2.  I have been scrapbooking for about five years and discovered card making shortly thereafter.  I have really focused on my card making for about the past nine months, loving to get my hands into ink!  My full time job (other than as a Mom) is practicing law in my family law firm with my brother and father.  I am also actively involved at my church in northwest Iowa.

Molly's blog is Musings as Life as I know it.

WTAvatar <-----  And, I guess the last member of the Admin team is me.  :)  I'm Lisa Ver Burg and I own A Walk Down Memory Lane.  I have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 14 years, and we have a newly-turned 8 year old daughter.  I have been scrapping for 12 years now and started out as a Creative Memories consultant.  I opened up the website and store here over 6 years ago now, and opened up our first B&M location in October last year.  We are moving over to our own building in July on Main Street, Rock Valley and I'm so excited!