Saturday, May 31, 2014

Good gorgeous Saturday to you! Last day of May -- we're heading into summer & today is just the start of the great weather! :) LOTS of neat summer collections in the store to help you capture the memories in your scrapbooks! Store is open today from noon - 4pm Have a fantastic weekend! :P

Friday, May 30, 2014

TGIF! Hope you've all had a good week & are looking forward to a great weekend ahead! At least the weather is finally supposed to cooperate with us & remind us all of why we live here LOL! Countdown is on to our Second Birthday!! Looking forward to the fun sales planned for next week. :) Store is open today from 9am until 4pm! Enjoy your day! :P
Hey everyone! I'm back with a couple of cards using cute little embellishments from Southern Ridge Trading Company's great line of products.

First one is a masculine birthday card featuring this great little wooden star in a circle (Wood-192) I love the natural look of the wood cutouts & really like that you don't have to do a thing to them to make look fantastic! :P

The next card is an everyday card using one of these adorable flowers from right here FLW-006

I smooch sprayed the flower & then added one squirt of the marshmallow glimmer mist. I love how it just blends in so well with the paper colours! I added a button with a linen thread bow to top it off!

Thanks for looking at my cards! Cheers! :)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Happy Thursday to you! The great thing about all this unsettled weather is that we don't have to waste water on lawns & gardens! :) And Kamloops is so green right now - it's amazing!! Another great thing about unsettled weather is it's a good time to not feel guilty about sitting in your craft room working on projects LOL! Next week is our SECOND BIRTHDAY BASH -- not just celebrating 2 years of being open on June 3, but partying all week long! Watch for door crasher specials & sales that will be changing every day so ~*PAY ATTENTION*~ to the daily updates so you know what's on each day! :P We're open today from 9am - 4pm & I hope to see you soon! :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy Wednesday Peeps! With the kids out of school today due to the rotating strikes, and the weather a bit gloomy out there, you're going to need a break LOL! So pop on down & see all the awesome new stuff on the New Product Wall :P The store is open today from 9am - 4pm. Enjoy your day! :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Good Tuesday morning to you! Sunshine always helps to start the week off right! :) Lots of new stock on the New Product wall to check out, and the new Simple Stories lines (Good Day Sunshine, Hello Baby, Under the Stars (CAMPING LINE) & Story of Us) should be arriving in the next week to ten days! I will keep you posted. I've also heard that the new Bo Bunny lines will be heading out to the wholesalers in the next couple of weeks so LOTS to look forward too! I am open today from 9am until 4pm. Looking forward to seeing you soon - have a great day! :)
Well that explains A LOT! I just got an email notification that the last of the western scrapbooking wholesalers is closing effective June 13. All preorders placed with this wholesaler have been cancelled which leaves us scrambling (again!) to fill orders with other wholesalers who most likely have not ordered enough to fulfill the additional demand. Unfortunately the scrapbooking industry has been in decline for several years now and with the increasing number of store closings, decline in the Canadian dollar, increasing fuel surcharges and competition from American distributors, & online/home based stores, the brick & mortar scrapbook stores are finding it harder & harder to make their business sustainable. I am asking for your patience as I try to reorder lines that were expected & will do my best to continue to provide you with product that is affordable & arrives in a timely manner. I am doing my best in an industry that continues to shift to online markets that undercut prices so badly, retail stores have a hard time competing. I am sitting here just shaking my head - it's a sad day for the scrapbooking industry in Canada... :(

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Saturday peeps! Looks like a decent day out there - hope you were able to get out & explore the local Farmer's Market as well! And if you're out exploring, come & check out the new product that we've got out on the wall for you :) More of the mid-season releases will be ready to ship in the next week or two, so I will keep you posted on what's arriving & when! I'm open today from noon to 4pm & I hope to see you soon! Enjoy your day & the rest of the weekend! :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

TGIF! Looking a bit unsettled out there today - a perfect day to come & check out all the new stock in the store that has been received over the last couple of days! :P I'll be here from 9am - 4pm today & look forward to seeing you soon! :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Product has arrived!

We Are Memory Keepers - Flower Punch Board
Watch a video on how to use this great tool here:

Happy Thursday to you!! Going to be another busy day too - another stock box is on the truck for delivery & a class tonight!! I'm trying to adjust to new glasses that have progressive lenses in them & it's not going too well - they make me dizzy! And stuff is blurry. UGH! Oh well - I brought my old pair in case I start to get a headache! :) I'll post details of what's arrived once it's all in the computer! Store is open today from 9am until 4pm. Have a good day! :P

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Good Wednesday morning to you... I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend - I sure did! Got in a bit of travel, a bit of inside stuff & yesterday, burnt myself to a crisp while gardening! I have to get some spray sunscreen since I can't reach the middle of my back!! Going to be a busy few days in here -- should have a shipment today or tomorrow & class prepping is in full gear for the awesome grad class tomorrow night. Store is open today from 9am to 4pm. Enjoy your day! :)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Happy Saturday of the May long weekend!! We're open today from noon - 4pm. Looking forward to seeing all the out of towner's who've messaged to say they're popping in today! :) Always love to see you too! <3 Enjoy your long weekend!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

TGIF & it's a long weekend to boot!! I'm here at the store now. Thanks for waiting - it was so nice to see my friends on their way through to Vancouver for a wedding! I hope your long weekend plans include some fun times that you'll be taking pictures of so you can scrapbook the memories! Store is open today from 10:30am to 4pm. Enjoy the sunshine peeps! :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

THEY'RE HERE, THEY'RE HERE, THEY'RE HERE!!! The Spellbinders Tool n' One have ARRIVED! WOOT WOOT!! These are a high demand item & will be flying off the shelves in no time -- make sure to grab yours today as they're already backordered for the next round! 

And here's a video link on how to use the tool:

Hello to the Southern Ridge Trading Company fans out there! I'm back with a wedding card for this post full of great little goodies from SRTC 

Black is so classic & elegant & makes the wedding colours of the lucky couple pop off the page.

I started using a Memory box Stencil with some Viva Decor  Inka Gold in Haematite. Then I carried that colour theme over to my circle flourish frame (Frames & Borders) and one of the lovely birds from the kit (NAT-295). 

I also inked a wooden heart charm in a blue/grey to match the colour scheme.

The butterfly border die is from Memory Box. I then stamped a circular wedding sentiment & embellished with Prima flowers & some jewel flourish bling to pull it all together.

I hope the lucky couple loves their wedding card as much I do!
It's a beautiful Thursday morning in Kamloops! Always so happy to see blue skies & sunshine & nice warm temps! This is why we live here LOL! :P There is a chance that I might get a delivery today -- I don't like not having a tracking number to follow! :/ I'll keep you posted if I get anything in at the store. I'm going to be opening up late tomorrow as I have out of province company coming in late tonight & I'd like to see them off in the morning before they continue on to Vancouver. I will be in by noon at the very latest, but most likely, earlier! I am open today from 9am - 4pm. Enjoy the sunshine peeps! :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Happy Wednesday to you!! Looks like it's going to be a gorgeous day out there -- feels like we are actually inching closer to summer finally! Store is open from 9am until 4pm today. I look forward to seeing you soon! :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Good Tuesday morning to you! You'll be excited to know that a stock box is here - I'll let you know what goodies are in there, but there are some dies & new peel n' stick stickers for you cardmakers out there! :) Expecting another shipment sometime this week - shipped from back East on Friday. Tick tock - I get impatient waiting for the new stuff LOL! Store is open today from 9am - 4pm. Enjoy your day! :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Saturday to you! Nice to see the sun poking out of the clouds... Make sure if you're in the store, you try some of the delicious Belgian chocolate that my daughter brought home from her exchange to share with you all! (Please do, so I don't have to eat it all LOL!) Store is open from noon - 4pm today -- see you soon! :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

TGIF!! The rain was nice last night tamping down the dust... I love the night rain ;) Finally got notification that the Spellbinders Tool n' One are at the warehouse & getting processed for shipping! WOOHOOO!! About time - sheesh! Depending on whether the die order made the shipping deadline on Wednesday, I might have that in today, but for sure on Tuesday! I promise to keep you posted. Store is open today from 9ma - 4pm. See you soon! :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Do you have someone special graduating this year? This class will get you started on your album & you will also make two cards for the graduate! One of the cards holds a gift card. Customizable with their school colours. Please state school name/colour when signing up for class. Dates to be announced. $30

Happy Thursday to you! Lots of people getting organized for more out of town retreats this weekend - thanks for letting us help you get prepared with what you need to have a successful & productive weekend away! I am hoping to get a grad themed class done today, so if you've got a child or grandchild who's going to be graduating this year, be sure to check back for details! Store is open from 9am - 4pm today. Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Good Wednesday morning to you! Wow - lots of interest in the June layout class! Just a reminder that in order to hold spots for classes, you have to call with your CC or come into the store to pay. :) I have a class this morning & then I'm hoping to do some wall rearranging to figure out how I'm going to fit in all the new mid-season pre-orders that will be coming soon! Store is open from 9am - 4pm today! Enjoy that sunshine peeps! :P

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy Sunny Tuesday to you! Looking like it's going to be a nice day out there today... I'll be busy putting the store back to it's pre-crop weekend arrangement -- we kinda make a mess when we're being creative LOL! :P A few new things will be trickling in this week - I'll keep you posted. Store is open today from 9am - 4pm. Enjoy your day! :)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ahhh... tummies are full of fresh buns & homemade tortellini soup & we're ready to crop into the night! Eighteen pages done and more to do from my table! Everyone else is rolling out the projects quite steadily as well! Been a great day so far at Memory Junction... hope you all have been just as productive as we are! Enjoy your evening & the rest of the weekend peeps! :)
Happy National Scrapbook Day!! I hope you all get a chance to work on your paper crafting projects as some point today! The ladies at the crop are busy as bees & it's creative chaos in here! :) Today is the last day of the sale - all Easter product is 50% off, VIVA Decor is 35% off, Spectrum Noir is 25% off, WRMK Washi tape is 50% off, Die-Namics Dies & Couture Creations Dies are 25% off, and all Graphic 45 is 45% off! Store is open from noon - 4pm today. Enjoy your day, wherever you are! :P

Friday, May 2, 2014

Another spectacular Friday in store today! Sunshine & then later today, the start of our National Scrapbook Weekend Crop! :) It's always so fun to connect with other people who are preserving their family memories for the next generation... Sale continues today -- all Easter product is 50% off, VIVA Decor is 35% off, Spectrum Noir is 25% off, WRMK Washi tape is 50% off, Die-Namics Dies & Couture Creations Dies are 25% off, and all Graphic 45 is 45% off! Store is open from 9am - 4pm today. Have a great day! :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

What a glorious Thursday morning here in Kamloops! We had a great time in class last night working on cards for the special men in our lives & everyone was excited about the cards for May! I can't believe it's already May!! Looking forward to the crop this weekend with a fantastic group of ladies. Here's to hoping I get a lot done LOL! :P Don't forget about the sale this week! All Easter product is 50% off, VIVA Decor is 35% off, Spectrum Noir is 25% off, WRMK Washi tape is 50% off, Die-Namics Dies & Couture Creations Dies are 25% off, and all Graphic 45 is 45% off! Store is open today from 9am to 4pm. Enjoy the day peeps! :)