Saturday, March 29, 2014

Here is my latest installment from my Design Team gig over at Southern Ridge Trading Company! Enjoy!

I sure hope that the Design Team has been inspiring you with all these amazing projects using Southern Ridge Trading Company's  amazing chipboard & wooden embellishments! I love seeing what other people do with this great product...

For today's project, I made a mini album for my daughter who's away on an exchange to Europe. She spent two days in Paris, hence the title of the mini, so this little album (ALB-084) was the perfect choice for decorating. I just covered the chipboard album in a coordinating paper collection & inked the edges of the pages with a soft brown chalk ink. Once she's home with her camera, I just have to print the photographs out & finish this little mini off!

For the cover, I used the FRA-118 frame & covered it using the Viva Decor Inka Gold product in the colour of Haematite. The Inka Gold covers the chipboard amazing! The mini Eiffel Tour chipboard (TRA-296) will be available on the website in April. I also covered it using the Inka Gold and LOVE how realistic it came out. (I also covered the little wooden "love" heart with the Inka Gold to see how it would cover, & it worked like a charm too! It's not on this project, but it shows an example of using the Inka Gold on the wood embellishments as well!)

I hope you enjoy my creation! I had a blast making it! Until next time -- Cheers!






Happy Saturday! We had a super fantastic crop last night with some great ladies! SO MUCH was done -- I'm impressed with how much everyone is embracing the new "Snap " style of scrapbooking! It's so liberating to get all those pictures done & feel caught up, FINALLY! LOL! :P Store is open today from noon to 4pm. I look forward to seeing you soon! :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Friday! What a crazy week it's been here... spring fever has hit MJ customers -- everyone's been checking out the new stock & planning new projects with what they've bought. Make sure to pop in & check it out yourselves as most releases are now termed "limited" and can only be ordered once. That said,  I can't reorder the line so if you like it, you better buy it or else once it's gone, it's gone! ;) Classes continue and I'll have a new April card class & one other project soon... Keep checking the Facebook page or the webpage to keep on top on what's happening here at the store! We're open today from 9am - 4pm :) Enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Good Thursday morning to you! Class two of the week is underway this morning... been a busy month on the class front for sure! Don't forget, that even while there is a class going on, you can browse all the new product in the store! We are open today from 9am - 4pm. Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy Wednesday to you! Looks like it's going to be a bit of dreary day out there! So why don't you add some excitement to your day & come check out all the new product in the store?! It's going to be busy with two classes and a crop before the week's end! Just the way we like it :) Store is open today from 9am - 4pm. Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I posted 55 photos on Facebook in the album "New Product Pictures 2014"
Good Tuesday morning MJ peeps!! Hope you all have had an awesome few days while I was away. I'm home & ready to get back into it -- with a few boxes of stock that was delivered while I was away. I'll get it into the computer & let you know what arrived ASAP. Classes continue this week and there is space available in the Friday night crop. Call or email me on here to let me know if you're coming! :) I look forward to seeing you all soon! Store is open form 9am to 4pm today! Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Good Wednesday morning to you! Make sure to check out the new classes folder coming up for April, and keep the first weekend in May in mind for a Friday/Saturday crop combo to celebrate National Scrapbook Day on that first weekend. Don't forget I'll be closing TODAY at 3pm then will reopen next Tuesday. I'm heading out of town this afternoon after picking my husband up at the airport for a few days. Store is open today from 9am - 3pm & I look forward to seeing you soon! :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

April's Double Layouts for the KISS series class - April 10th at Ten AM or April 23rd at Seven PM $25 for both double page layouts. Easter layout features some adorable cut outs with pop ups and the Cute as a Bug layout features an awesome paper pieced cricket! Call the store or pop in to register. ALL CLASSES MUST BE PAID WHEN REGISTERING

It's a gorgeous Tuesday morning out there! Sun is shining, birds are singing - spring is ~SO~ in the air! Just a reminder that the store will be closed at 3pm on Wednesday then will remain closed for Thursday, Friday & Saturday as I will be out of town. So make sure to pop into the store to stock up on what you'll need while I'm gone. Store is open from 9am - 4pm today. Enjoy your day! :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Saturday MJ peeps! It was pretty dark & dreary with the rain this morning, but it looks like it's brightening up now & maybe starting to clear out. Today is a catch up day & prep day for classes in between customers at the store. We're open from noon - 4pm to help you find whatever it is you're looking for! Hope to see you soon! :)
For my regular blog watchers, you're going to see a new addition to the blog: I'm currently on a design team for a local chipboard company. Every couple of weeks, you're going to see the projects that I've created using her chipboard & lasered wooden shapes! I hope you enjoy this feature & check out her amazing products - some of which are already available in the store!


I was so excited to be asked by my friend Karen to be a part of her Design Team for Southern Ridge Trading Company. I offer a bit of a different perspective for Karen as I am a retail scrapbook owner & am able to offer her direct commentary about what my customers needs are in regards to chipboard products. 

I am an avid scrapbooker & mini album lover first, but I do dabble in making cards & other paper crafting projects. My first project for the SRTC blog is a scrapbook page, using one of the star borders (Xmas-144) & the star shapes (Xmas-141), found in the Christmas & Holidays section of the website. I also used the circular centre of the frame (FRA-118) as a "puck" full of stars from the Frames, Borders & Corners section. 

As you can see, I left most of the chipboard pieces "raw". They don't always need to be covered up & made too fancy for these wonderful pieces to look good on your projects. Personally, I love the fact that they look "distressed" already just from the laser process! Saves me a step in the "finishing" and as a busy mom, I appreciate any time saving steps LOL! I did cover the "puck" with coordinating patterned paper to pull the layout together. As a final touch, I used a pop up square to add a star to the middle of the word MOM to add some dimension to the title.

I hope you enjoyed my first project and that I gave you some different ideas on using this amazing product. I'll be back in a couple of weeks with another project to share with you! TTFN! :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Good Friday morning to you... Another busy start to the day with a class this morning. Then it's the start of Spring Break for most of the kids in our area. Don't forget I'll be closed next week on Thursday, Friday & Saturday... Store is open today from 9am - 4pm. Have a great day! :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy Thursday to you! Another gorgeous spring, sunshiney day out there! Classes continue this week & a lot of the pre-orders will be arriving at the warehouse in the next week or two. I will keep you posted as I get shipping notifications as to when we can expect new product in the store... Store is open from 9am until 4pm. Enjoy your day! :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Good Wednesday morning to you! I hope you are hearing & seeing the robins where you are today! I love to listen to them chirping & calling to one another... Class this morning starts another busy day here at Memory Junction! Store is open from 9am - 4pm. Hope to see you soon :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What a Tuesday morning! Blue skies, no snow anywhere, birds singing away -- feeling like spring is maybe going to make an appearance after all! :) We're starting a busy stretch here with classes & crops & a few days closed next week... March is flying by! Keep watching for the new Simple Stories Snap lines that are expected sometime this week, or early next week depending on shipping times from the warehouse. I'll keep you posted! Store is open today from 9am - 4pm. Have a great week! :)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Saturday to you! It's been an amazing week with all the out of towners from the Brier popping in! So many fascinating people from all over Canada! So happy I've been able to to visit & meet your paper crafting needs! :) Store is open today from noon - 4pm! Have a great day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Well one box is better than no boxes! Seems that the Calgary box hasn't been able to get through with the highways! Oh well, more fun for early next week. BUT the replacement dies, NEW DIES & NEW FOLDERS are here & in the computer & out on the wall. Hope you like them! :)
Yippee for Friday! And I got to wear my sunglasses on the drive to work - even better start to the day! :) Looking forward to another busy Friday if the two stock boxes arrive! A few new embossing folders, some new dies, some restocked dies, some restocked items from last week as well as all the single papers from the Lil' Monsters line from Bo Bunny. I'll update all when it's here & ready to go out. Store hours today are 9am - 4pm! Enjoy your day peeps! :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy Thursday! It would seem that March is insisting on coming in like a lion! All this morning snow is good moisture though for the plants :P Gotta be positive! A couple more boxes of stock expected tomorrow - mostly restocking on the lines that just arrived but a few new goodies expected. I'll keep you posted when I get stuff unpacked! Store is open today from 9am to 4pm. Have a fantastic day! :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Good Wednesday morning to you! I guess Mother Nature has decided it is NOT time for us to put away the snow shovels yet! WOW! Glad that it's supposed to turn to rain later this afternoon... It's been interesting with the Brier here in Kamloops this week - lots of out of town people checking out the store! It's always meet new people... Store is open today from 9am until 4pm! Hope to see you soon! Enjoy your day! :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New product wall is bursting at the seams with all the new stuff that has been arriving! Be sure to check it all out when you're in! :)

Good Tuesday morning to you! There is lots of new product in store for you to come & check out. I'm still working on finding spots for it all LOL! Store is open from 9am to 4pm & I look forward to seeing you soon! Have a great day! :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Newsletter
is here!

Don't forget we have TWO crops planned for March! March 7 & the 28th, 6pm to midnight! Only $10 & it's a great night out! :)
Happy Saturday to you! Looking forward to another crazy busy Saturday in here... I'm rearranging things to fit in all the new stock, so if you can't find something because it's not where it was, just ask & I'll point you in the right direction! Store is open today from noon to 4pm. See you soon! :)