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Posted Dec 27, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
We have moved our blog over to the website and you can find it HERE. We are working on getting you subscription methods posted soon...until then, you can head over to the site, and enjoy all the awesome posts from the store and design team! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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Everyone at A Walk Down Memory Lane hopes you enjoy safe and happy holidays. Merry Christmas from Lisa, Lacinda and Samantha! Merry Christmas Card (by Samantha): Paper: My Mind’s Eye I Believe (Poinsettia, Trees) Accessories: My Mind’s Eye I Believe Ribbons, My Mind’s Eye I Believe Chip Stickers Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
A Walk Down Memory Lane Design Team Call We are so excited to announce that we are looking for designers for our February 2011 - July 2011 team!! The call is open from December 15, 2010 through January 4, 2011. We will be announcing the new design team on our blog and newsletter on January 8th. So WHO are we looking for? We are looking for inspiring designers who are creative, ambitious and who can design not only with our products from the store but can write step-by-step instructions for a blog, and have fun on our message board. 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? Please let us know which one you are interested Tutorial Design Team Card Design Team Layout Design Team 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 Active participation on message boards and in galleries is important and will be considered when we chose our team. You will also be required to have an active blog. You need to register in the forum while the call is going on. Here is the link : AWDML Forum What to include in your Application besides your projects? 1) Your name, address, e-mail address 2) Links to online communities (forums, message boards, galleries) in which you are active in and regularly post to. *Please include all links and your board name*. 3) Link to your blog where you post your scrappy/stamp/paper craft creations. 4) Links to tutorials and videos that you have done 5) 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!). 6) Answers to the “Time to get to know you” questions below. 7) 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:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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Wanna see our Cyber Monday deals of the day?? We've posted them to our Facebook Page, we emailed it to our customers...and now it's your turn to see our awesome deals for the day. Remember, if you are a Facebook Friend, you can use your $1 shipping coupon code too. We have our Cyber Monday section all set up...but you won't see our deals until Monday at 12:01am in the shopping cart. You can check out the Overlays and Rubons in their own section, cuz there are just too many of them to list... See you Monday! Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
I just clicked the "SEND" button on our latest newsletter for our Brick & Mortar customers. Check out the archived newsletter HERE if you missed it. ENJOY! Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
I just hit the "SEND" button on the newsletter tonight for the Brick & Mortar store. We've got 2 classes this week: Cricut Design Studio and A Year of Cards with Basic Grey. Plus a workshop scheduled on Saturday night. If you missed it, you can click HERE to see the archive. ENJOY! Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
I'm just getting ready to send out the October Newsletter. It's filled with information about our Fundraiser Crop next weekend, some classes in October, and even a few surprises! Click HERE to check out the newsletter if you haven't seen it in your inbox! ENJOY! Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
We sent out the October 1 Newsletter to our online customers on Friday. I forgot to post it over here, just in case it bounced out of your inbox, you can click HERE to see the archived version. ENJOY! Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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 Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
I just sent out an email for our online friends... It highlights some of our cardmaking supplies that are on sale for next week's World Cardmaking Day! Click HERE to see the archive if you missed it in your inbox! Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
For those of you close to Rock Valley, Iowa (or northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, or northeast Nebraska) we have just sent out our newsletter with a list of our classes and crops! If you haven't gotten our newsletter before...you can email me at lisa @awalkdownmemorylane.net and ask to be added to our B&M newsletter list. (make sure you take out the space in the email) Here is a link to the archived newsletter, in case you missed it. We're also really excited to be hosting our first FUNDRAISING crop for our local Christian School. We hope to have lots of women at the school to enjoy some fun, fellowship, and getting some pictures scrapped and into your albums! The crop is from October 15 starting at 5 to 1am Friday night. Saturday morning we'll start at 8am through 3pm. During the crop, we'll have a free beginners class for anyone who has never scrapbooked before (or someone who started a long time ago, and needs a refresher course). We'll also have some demonstrations throughout the weekend to learn how to use various tools, Betsy Veldman is teaching a mini demonstration on Saturday morning on how to make embellishments using your scraps! The crop is $45 and you'll get: 14 hours of crop time Friday & Saturday A Goodie Bag valued at over $20 filled with scrapbook supplies, and some snacks A Free Beginners Class on Friday night Access to use ALL of our Cricut cartridges (you'll need to take your own Cricut machine) Free Demonstrations throughout Friday & Saturday on the newest and coolest tools We will have our Embellishment Bar and Cardstock available for purchase at the gym, just in case you run out of the perfect color of brads, buttons, or flowers. We will bring an assortment of tools including border punches, idea books and more. We will have bottled water and snacks available in the kitchen. You are responsible for your own meals throughout the weekend. We will have menus from the various restaurants, if you would like to order a meal. If you are from out-of-town, we are more than happy to help you arrange a hotel room in the Super 8 in Rock Valley, or in one of the hotels in Sioux Center. If you have any questions or would like to register for the crop, please call the store at 712-476-3443 See you there! We expect a great turnout and a fantastic weekend! Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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Have you gotten into the school schedule again? Are your kids all wrapped up in their fall sports, homework, early bedtimes, early mornings, and lunch packing? Fall is definitely here in northwest Iowa...and to celebrate all things fall...we're having a SHIPPING SALE!! All domestic US orders ship for $5 through the month of September. Now is a great time to empty out your wish list from the store. Have you seen the beautiful new papers and embellishments that we brought into the store after CHA? We have all your favorites like Echo Park, Fancy Pants, Bella Blvd, Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup, Best Creations, Crate Paper and more! We're also expecting boxes to show up any day from My Mind's Eye, Doodlebug, Basic Grey, Copic, October Afternoon, and a few other surprises! Or...you can check out the clearance section where you'll find some fantastic deals on our paper and embellishments that we just ran out of room at the store. You can get some great deals on Basic Grey, Scenic Route, Piggy Tales, Sassafras, GCD Studios and lots more. To receive $5 shipping...use coupon code "SHIPSALE" when checking out. ENJOY! Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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Happy Wednesday! Before we talk adhesives today, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Samantha Taylor and I am a design team member for the Brick and Mortar Store. I'm starting in a new role today as AWDML's Social Media Coordinator. What does that mean for you? That means daily blog posts (Monday-Friday), Facebook Contests, and a few more newsletters that feature what's happening at the store. I'm really excited to be sharing what's going on at A Walk Down Memory Lane with you! Now...on to some chat about adhesives. First up is my favorite glue pen, the Tombow Glue Pen. This pen is great for gluing on little letters, gives a permanent bond on lots of materials (paper, metal,plastic), but doesn't stick to your hands (that's the part that makes it my favorite). Next up is a fantastic mono adhesive - the Glue Glider Pro. This is a great adhesive for all your paper needs. It's my go to for layouts and card making. Not only is it the perfect size, but it glides on smoothly and easily. The bright colors make it hard to misplace on your desk when your craft space gets a little messy (please tell me I'm not the only one who's done that). Finally, you can change out the adhesive cartridges without using them up. Need a temporary adhesive? No problem, just pop out the Perm Tac Cartridge and pop in a temporary one. Up last is a way to add a little dimension to your project. Why not try out the American Crafts this to that foam dots? I love that you get a variety of sizes in one box. These are a great way to bring something extra to a project. Join me tomorrow to learn how to alter a notebook. It's a great back to school project! Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
I just hit the "SEND" button on this month's email newsletter to our Brick & Mortar customers. If you didn't get it or don't have email...you can click HERE to read it! ENJOY! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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Here it is...the first day of the show. We're all waiting outside the doors until 10 am and they let us through to shop till our heart's content!! This year, the summer show was the smallest show I've seen, however, that didn't mean that I didn't get giddy over the awesome new stuff I saw while I was there. There are 2 companies that I haven't bought from before, that we will be carrying. Tattered Angels and Flower Soft are two companies that had some fun product for card makers, as well as scrapbookers and paper crafters. Neither of them are "new" companies but we did get their newer products for the store. So, quite soon, you will be seeing Glimmer Mists and Chalkboard Mists from Tattered Angels. You will also see the entire Flower Soft collection from Flower Soft. This is some really cool stuff, and it really doesn't do justice just by seeing it in pictures. It gives your projects a fun 3-D flower petal-y look. And the cute, fuzzy animals you can create!! And the most beautiful grass and trees!! Oh my!! Of course, I purchased from all of your favorites like Pink Paislee, Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey, Echo Park, Making Memories, Bo Bunny and the list goes on and on! I have posted pictures on the store's Facebook Page as well as our Flickr page if you would like to see just some of the products we found at the store. I have a bunch more pictures of projects, layouts, etc but I'll save those for another day. It seems like the thing to do after CHA is to talk about your favorite thing from the show. Seriously girls, I'm a total scatterbrained when it comes to picking any favorites. I love it ALL!! LOL But, if I had to: Tools - Sizzix Eclipse machine. I spent a half hour video-taping one of the developers showing me how it worked. I saw it at CHA Winter and was impressed, but this time, they had a lot of the bugs worked out, plus they have so much cool stuff coming down the pipeline. Lots of the questions I asked about if it could do..."well, not yet, but it's in the next update," is what I heard. I'm very excited about that. As most of you know, I love my Cricut machine. I love my machine, I just don't like the way Provo Craft treats their small retailers (like me). So, if you were on the fence about an electronic diecut machine, seriously look at the Sizzix machine. Like I said, I have about 30 minutes of video on that machine, and will work on getting that uploaded sometime this week if I can. Tools - Cri-kit gel pens & Embosser for the Cricut Machine. I love this new company that has a cool looking holder for magnetic gel pens and embosser tips. This will add another level to the things you can do with your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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It's here again...this crazy week where the industry gets together to show off all their new goodies. Where I get to shop for all the fun stuff to carry in the store, learn some new techniques to show off at our classes, and hopefully meet up with some friends! We were about 20 minutes delayed from leaving Omaha tonight because O'Hare's traffic control was a little hairy so we had to wait a bit before leaving. Then, when we did finally get to leave, we had to wait another 20 minutes after landing because they didn't have an open gate for us to unload in. I have never flown into Chicago's O'Hare airport and man, it is a huge place! Very busy, and let me say...I think I prefer LAX in Los Angeles. It seems a bit more easily navigated to me. Although it was easy to find my baggage and I walked right onto the hotel shuttle. 5 minutes later I was in the hotel and another 5 minutes later in my hotel room. So I have to say that was much nicer than the hour shuttle trip to the hotel in Anaheim! :) I'm not too crazy impressed with United though. Because it was a "short" trip on an Express flight, they had a smaller plane. Unfortunately that means there's not much room in the overhead compartment. So, they asked if I could check my carryon bag. No problem really, but I told them I had my laptop, my Nikon camera, and my camcorder in there. They told me to grab my laptop out. Which I did...unfortunately, when I got to my hotel and started unpacking my bags, I find out that the lens on my Nikon DSLR camera is shattered. S H A T T E R E D. So...now what to do? I tried out the camera tonight and it works, but now I'm gonna have to call United tomorrow to see what we can do. :( Of course, this is the trip where I decide to leave my small camera behind 'cuz it didn't get used much last time. OK everyone...I'm getting sleepy and I have 2 long days ahead of me. I will try to post as much as I can on Facebook, Twitter, and even to the Flickr page whenever I can. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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Today's card shows off a sentiment from this month's featured manufacturer. Technique Tuesday is a fantastic acrylic stamp manufacturer. They have some really great sentiment sets, and I think my favorite is the Thinking of You set. It's great for sympathy, get well, or just basic thinking of you cards. Here is another card I made using that KI Memories Pet Shop paper. I also added in a Unity stamp for the focal image of the card. I colored it in with my Copics to make this simple card. Today's Card Recipe: Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock KI Memories Pet Shop patterned paper Unity Stamp Co Store Exclusive Set Sweet Affections Copic Markers Corner Rounder Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Fiskars Border Punch Apron Lace Technique Tuesday stamp set Thinking of You Grossgrain ribbon Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
Holiday Weekend Hours - We will be open Thursday and Friday from 10 - 5. Saturday we WILL be open from 10 - noon. We will be CLOSED on Monday, July 5. Have a HAPPY and SAFE July 4 weekend everyone! Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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Happy July 1 everyone! I hope you are having a great week! Today is the first of a new month, so that means we'll have 2 new manufacturers on sale this month. Can you tell what the first manufacturer is?? . . . Our paper and embellishment company this month is Jillibean Soup! They are another company that is relatively *new* to the scrapbook industry and we've been carrying their products since their first collection made it's debut. They have the most beautiful and original papers printed on kraft paper that I have ever seen. They also make pattern papers printed on white paper too which of course is awesome as well! You can check out the Design Team's blog to see all of the projects they completed with Jillibean Soup as well as read more about the company, AND maybe even a little contest that Jillbean Soup is sponsoring!! Today's card recipe: 6x6 card made with a gate opening Jillibean Soup 12x12 Kraft Cardstock Jillibean Soup Kraft Staples paper Bazzill cardstock My Mind's Eye Life Stories journal card Doodlebug Jewel in Ladybug Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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It's the last day of June...and the last day for 25% off all October Afternoon and CC Designs products. Make sure you hop on over to the store to get your goodies 25% off!! I love this fun card that Samantha brought to the store to show off October Afternoon's goodies. I love how she mixed & matched papers from a bunch of different collections and made it into a patchwork quilt card. This is such a great way to make use out of some of those little pieces of scraps you have left over on your table after a long day of creating! Samantha's card used: Paper: October Afternoon Thrift Shop - One of a Kind, Collectors Item, Near Mint Fly a Kite - Dandelions Stamps: October Afternoon Clear Stamp Country Fair Accessories: Ribbon By the Yard - Vanilla Ric Rac Kaiser Craft Pearl Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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I hate making sympathy cards. Do you feel that way too? I mean, I hate that I need sympathy cards from time to time. I have been very fortunate so far, that I haven't lost anyone very close to me yet. {personal part of today's blog post} On Friday, I found out through Facebook that one of my favorite faces from my childhood church had passed away. I knew he was battling cancer for a while now, but my daughter talked about Kenny after meeting him at Bible School 2 weeks ago. He was a HERO for the week. They couldn't have picked out a better man to play a Biblical hero. I don't think there is one memory I have involving my childhood church that doesn't have Kenny in. Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday School picnics, RCYF outings, and just seeing him in church every Sunday morning. Even after being gone from Carmel Church for almost 20 years, when we come back, he still greeted us with a smile, a handshake or a hug and remembered me by my first name. My sympathies go out to the Sandbulte family this morning. In my husband's words when I told him the news, "There's no doubt where that man is today!" Praise the Lord that Kenny will spend eternity praising his Lord and singing with the choir of angels! We'll miss you here Kenny, but we'll see you soon! {personal part of today's blog post end} Today's card is one I completed a long while ago, and posted some of it's companion cards. This is one of the cards in a group of 10 that I made using a few pieces of cardstock, and 2 pieces of patterned papers. Along with a few embellishments, and I had a bunch of pretty cards. Today's card recipe: KI Memories Pet Shoppe pattern papers Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock Jenni Bowlin Studios Mini Diecut Labels papers Provo Craft felt flowers Pebbles Candy Dots Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch Heidi Grace stamp Grossgrain Ribbon Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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It's a beautiful Monday morning here in northwest Iowa. We had a really stormy week last week, with thunderstorms, tornadoes, and just all around not so nice weather last week. This morning it's calm and the sun is out, and even though it will be warm, I hope we can avoid the humidity! Today, I have a fun little mini album that Samantha brought to the store a while back. We have these really great mini albums by Cloud 9 here and she made one up for her mom. The albums come with a gift box as well, so she decorated the box to match what she did with the board book mini album. These mini albums come in kraft, white or black and they have 3 different sizes as well. One quick tip about these though...if you want to put your album back in the box after you're finished creating it, you'll want to use just pictures and some paper. If you don't need the box, embellish it until you're little heart's content! :) The supplies Samantha used are: Album - Cloud 9: 6x6 board book (kraft) Paper - Bella Blvd: Camped Out - Fireside, Keeping Warm, Go Fish, Bits A Bella Super Stud - Cyber Kiss, Bits A Bella Plastino - Trellis Stamps - Unity Stamps: Hodge Podge of Happiness Heidi Grace: We Are Family Cornish Heritage Farms: Collage Elements I Embellishments - Ribbon By the Yard Button Tools - Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch Bazzill In-Stitch Template Corner Rounder Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
I have a few ladies who design projects for the store both online and at the Brick & Mortar store. I just adore working with them and they are just so fabulously talented!! This week, two of our Design Team members have been recognized by 2 huge manufacturers!! Our first announcement is: Christy Seager (B&M store DT member) has made the KaiserCraft's Design Team for 2010-2011!! Christy has been designing for our store for just about a year now and her projects are always so beautiful. She has a knack of working with embellishments that I really admire. I am so very proud of Christy and her accomplishment!! Our second announcement is: Erica Hettwer (online store DT member) is Making Memories' Guest Designer on their blog today. Erica has created 2 layouts using their new Panorama collection showing you can use that collection for pictures other than vacation/travel! Erica has been on our design team since February, and she will be joining us for another 6 months. Congratulations Erica on being featured on Making Memories' blog! I love the layout with your Grandma! Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane
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If I haven't told you lately...I really, really love owning my own scrapbook store. I get to explore the world to find some of the coolest new companies and new products for YOU to put in YOUR scrapbooks! Lately, I've been checking out the mid-release products, and have found some really cool stuff for the store. Sit back and relax for a bit...I've got some beautiful things to show you!! Bo Bunny released some new collections, and they are just too cute! The first one is Sun Kissed. This is PERFECT for summer pictures at the beach, at the pool, or even running through the sprinkler. I just love the bright colors of this collection. Check out this fun cut-out paper. One side has various journaling cards to cut out, and the other side has four 6x6 panels to cut out to make your own mini album if you choose. The next collection is called Peacock Lane. If you hadn't noticed before, purple is one of my absolute favorite colors. But, it's so hard to find any scrapbook collections with any amount of purple in them...Bo Bunny's Peacock Lane collection to the rescue!! I'm not a huge fan of the peacock, so I've chosen the papers and embellishments with as little peacock feathers in them as possible, while still keeping the purple designs! The last collection from Bo Bunny is Block Party. This is a perfect choice for those outdoor BBQ parties, neighborhood block parties, or even 4th of July outings. With the blues, greens and reds, it's also great for any boy pictures as well. Another fun new summer collection is Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely. This collection will be making it's appearance in the store this week, and online later this week. It is different than the "normal" Cosmo Cricket collections, but the projects I've seen using these papers are so fun for summer! How ab out a BRAND-SPANKIN' NEW company??!? If you haven't checked out Echo Park Paper, you're missing out. This new company debuted last month and we have their first 2 complete lines. Sweet Summertime is some delicious colors. Every time I walk by their section in the store it makes me happy. The colors are just...well, delicious! Their newest collection is called Walk in the Park. These are a bit warmer colors and very rich looking papers. They are designed so you can use them for just about any occasion from spring to summer, everyday play, or birthdays. Up next is Jillibean Soup's Summer Squash collection. These are just plain old fun and pretty papers. The colors are so bright and cheerful and they have such basic patterns as stripes and flowers...but this one here...this one made me so giddy. These are such ADORABLE little paper lanterns strewn across the paper. These are just so pretty, I just might stage a fun little party in my front porch with newly purchased lanterns hanging in my porch JUST to use this paper!! If you're looking for some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at A Walk Down Memory Lane