Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Come get your favorites while they're still here!!!

Such great deals we don't want you to miss out on.

Winter Mini Album Class

Sign up for the New Winter Mini Album Class taught by Rhonda. Watch this video to see what you'll be making. It's Beautiful!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lots of Activity in Memories

Hello there! It was a busy day in the shop today.....people coming in to "say goodby", which is sweet, but we are still going to be here! I am just moving a short distance across town, so hope to see ALL of you. If not, this whole move this is for naught! Do plan on coming into the new store on Wright Street and see the myriads of things Maggie has been ordering for the new Ben Franklin, independently owned Craft store! You will love it! Our croppers are staking out their space to crop......Maggie got a taste of that when she wandered in this afternoon. There were croppers cropping, croppers arriving ( should have seen her face as they dragged in their totes Full of product......she said "what are they doing?"..........) ......there were shoppers shopping and friends hugging and chatting, etc. It was the perfect time for her to arrive and see what we are all about, and before I knew what was happening, she was hugging people too! It was a delight! It WILL be alright and we are going to have a good time in a new location! I just need lots of you coming in to keep stocking up on "stuff" that we are dragging out of the woodwork!

Heading to bed now. Thought I would try to get there before midnight one time this week. Hugs to each of you. Prayers for many, for whom this time of year is Not a happy time. You are in my thoughts and prayers and you mean so much to me. Love..........Linda

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bundle Selling

Going to do some bundling on Monday..........taking papers that go together and putting some embellishments with them, and discounting the bundle and will sell some of our product that way. Need to move it All, folks, at least all that is not going to the Ben. for some great bargains of "kits" or will like them. Beth is good at that, so will have her make up several dozen to begin with . This is a bigger job than I could ever imagine it would be..........I thought I sold a lot today, and when I looked around tonight, you cannot even tell anything is gone! So, bundles, here we come! :) Hope you enjoy them..............Hugs to each of you........Linda

Moving Sale Begins!

Greetings! It has been a snowy day out there and at times, it looked like a fairy land! Hope you all have been safe and warm and enjoying some more "off time" with friends and family. We had a lovely Christmas day and enjoyed having Andrew's sister spend the evening with us for dinner and good conversation, a hilarious movie and treats.......just a fun time together. Got to see our Texas family on skype and that was great. Now it is back to reality and work.

We have been hauling out things for the sale and I add more ever hour or two. On Monday, Ed is heading upstairs here at the shop and will be dragging down things that Someone might want. There are a lot of odd assortments up will be fun to see what we can get rid of...what we can donate.......what we can use.

Some are inquiring about fixtures in the shop. Maggie will be using some in her new store, will be using some of the paper trays, if not all, and will be using some at the hotel crops. And, we will likely be putting some on sale for your use in your own scrapping rooms. Will let you know via e-mail when that happens. In the meantime, I will be taking names and phone nos. for people who want to put their names on a list for those items. The white tables are not for sale, but nearly all the brown ones are, so am taking names for those too. We need to keep using them till the end, for selling items as well as for the classes and crops coming up.

Hope you have a restful day tomorrow. We will be here bright and early Monday morning, to keep going with this moving sale. Hope some of you can come in and take part in it. See you then..............Linda and Ed

Friday, December 25, 2009


Here is a Christmas Message for you..... (click on the link)

Shop Announcement!!!

Go HERE for Shop Announcement. Due to the size of this video I needed to go this route.. so just click on the word HERE....Have a Merry Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

News from Memories

Hey there dear Angie.........I just thought the post got lost! No problem! Thank you So much for doing all these videos, and we will be doing lots more in the weeks ahead, so you dear customers/friends, keep checking in. We have some more already taped that you won't want to miss......starting with Thurs. afternoon and again perhaps Christmas morning. You are so special to us here at Memories. Hope you have a safe evening, wherever you are and hope to see you soon. Hugs........Linda

Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas

So sorry everyone for the mess up on last nights video. I thought I posted it. Here is the video for Thursday the 24th...
Hope Everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Late Hours at Memories

Forgot to tell you that we are open late this p.m. tomorrow night, Tues. I was going to be open late Wed., but "have had it" and decided to go home at 5:30 on Wed. and do some things for us! So-----late tomorrow night ( Tues), 5:30 Wed night and 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve day. Sleep well!

No Video Tonight......Sorry!

Happy first day of winter! Now the days will be getting longer, and I am sure there are a lot of us who are tired of dreary, who will be Most happy about that! We need some sunshine in our lives, huh?

No video tonight...sorry. I called Angie and asked her not to post it, as I had changed my mind. So, for tomorrow, the 22nd, the special for the day is 20% off of All Cosmo Cricket product, which I do not think we have ever done before. It sells so well.........we don't need to! But I wanted to do something special for you, so if you love it as much as I do, this is the time to buy some for yourself. Embellishments and kits and paper pads as well as the single papers. Have fun!

Lots going on in here in the past few days. We will post a special Christmas video for you all, probably on Christmas Eve afternoon. Hugs to each of you, and may God richly bless each one of you dear, dear friends. Love, Linda and Ed

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Here We Go Again!

Hope to see Bunches of you tomorrow, with lots of food for the food pantry! Buy a little extra when you go to the store for your baking supplies, etc. And Praise God some of us are not there yet. If we ever are, we will surely be thankful for those who are generous! Ed and I will be taking turns in the shop tomorrow, as we have Two grandsons playing basketball in two different schools. So he will do one and I will do one and I'll get to Scotland a'fore ye. Oh never mind..............:)

Day 2 of The 12 Days of Christmas

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I've gotten some very funny responses to the videos, like I'm nervous ( I assure you, I'm just me. Never been nervous in my life :). Ed laughs. Etc. But, if they cause you to want to come in to the shop, they are doing the trick, even if I am wearing the same Christmas sweatshirt for each one. I will be holding something different in each one, so you can watch for that, or count, or something. These will go till the 23rd. If you get bored, just delete me! But I'm never bored seeing you in the shop. Come in for a chat, even if you don't want to purchase anything. I might have a surprise for you! :) Hugs........

Day 1 of The 12 Days of Christmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The First Days of Christmas at Memories!!!

Hi is the first of a Bunch of videos Angie and I shot today. Each one will let you know the specials we are offering at Memories over the next number of days. Hope you will enjoy them. Sorry I look alike each time.......did not have time to do the "change of clothes" thing, but the items will change each day. We look forward to seeing you......and wish God's blessings for you each day of each week. Linda

Monday, December 7, 2009

Important Prayer Request

Hello there.............ready for the snow? I'm not, but can't do much about it. There IS something I can do tho, and that is ask any of you to pray who are prayer warriors. Little Meaghan Rath is going through the stages of preparation for the Bone Marrow Transplant which will happen on Dec. 11th. This is a serious treatment to try to get rid of her leukemia, and we pray it will take and this dear child will be well again. Please remember to pray for her, and for the whole family. They have gone through so much. An East Troy resident, I met her mom thru the shop, and little Meaghan has become dear to many of us, even tho we have not met her. Thanks for your prayers.

I am going to be in the shop most of the time the next two days, unless the snow gets so bad that I would be better off at home. We will call tomorrow and tell you when we are cancelling classes, for those who are signed up. Sorry! We'll try to reschedule asap. Hugs........and stay warm and safe! Linda

Friday, December 4, 2009

New to Memories this week

We now are happy to show you the new Texture Boutique, which is an embossing tool
from Sissix that is similar to the Cuttlebug, but does not do dies, just the embossing. But the
price is wonderful........only $29.99 and it is a darling machine. Lightweight and easy to use...and cute besides! Looks like a handbag and is easy to tote. It will do the Sissix embossing folders, as well as the Quickutz and Cuttlebug ones.................very versatile and we are glad to have them in. This will make a Wonderful Christmas gift for yourself, your daughter, niece, etc. If you crop in a group, buy one together and share when you do your crops! We have this in stock and more coming this week, so be sure to call and reserve yours.

We have had such great success in selling the Uni-ball white roller pens, that I decided to get in the gold, silver, and red ones. The red is Gorgeous and they all look good. They write really well and my guests tell me the white one is the best white pen out there, so I can only assume that the gold, red and silver will do just as well. I am trying to keep a good stock in, so I won't disappoint you, I hope!

By the way, the pens are resting ( in the photo) on a MomAgenda daily planner. We only have a few left, and want you to know that I have put that entire line on sale at half price, as I need to make room for Valentine things ( I know, I's nuts, but I truly do need to make room!). So, if you do not have the absolutely perfect day planner yet, get this one while it is on sale. The whole line is great and I am So glad I have mine to keep track of myself! :)

Need some adhesive for the back of things you are making into stickers? We are well stocked with the Xyrons and the refills. Let us know if you need a particular size.

The Martha Stewart punches have been amazingly popular and we have a nice selection right now. The ASPEN is my favorite ( not pictured here) is a corner punch and a straight punch, which have snowflakes on them. They will be good for the whole winter! We have several of those in stock at the moment, so call to reserve one if you have been looking for it. These punches work quite well and are easy on the hands.

Angie's Sissix Class

These are such cute little guys! They are the samples for Angie's Christmas Critters class which will be held on Sat. the 12th at 1 p.m. and on Wed. the 16th at 10 a.m. Adoreable.....they are in the shop for your viewing. Fee is $18 for the three boxes and all you need to bring is your basic tool kit with adhesives..............

We are now offering die cuts in your favorite school colors, sports, etc. Be sure to let us know what you would like for us to cut out for you...........they don't stick around long, so we love custom orders!

Sue and Angie have been cutting out Christmas die cuts for your pages too. A few are pictured below. The sleigh is in black, with gold elegant! Hope you enjoy their efforts!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hi there! I just read the post from the recent Cosmo Cricket blog and you've gotta read it. Julie wrote a wonderful article today about Christmas gifts. It is full of some funny and many serious ideas for doing gifts this year and you will love it. Be sure to click on Cosmo Cricket on the side of this blog and check it out................ If you wait too long and can't find it, check around the site ( hers) will show up. Very very good.

Sleep well!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Game to win prizes......see shop for details

We began a "Christmas Bingo" ( I can barely put those two words into the same sentence ) today, and we need you to stop in to get your sheet with the days of the week on it, so you can begin and can win some fun prizes. Details in the shop. If you play and win your prize bag, you can enter your name in the drawing for a lovely 12 inch album from WE R Memory Keepers. More soon....................
Rhonda is continuing to do "make and take Mondays" each Monday from
10 a.m. till 2 p.m. This little angel is one of the ones from a recent week.
Bring a homemade decoration in for our tree or garlands and help us celebrate
the birthday of the King!

Have you tried the In Stitchz products from Bazzill yet? They are selling so fast,
I have to keep re-ordering. The templates and punch pad are so handy for making
a truly Homemade look on your pages.........use them on cards too.

Finally, we are beginning to receive some of our new chipboard words about
local places ( see below) and some of the papers too. I have only done pages about
Delavan so far, but will be getting in some with Elkhorn and Lake Geneva soon. If
you take photos at the park in Christmas Card town ( Elkhorn), watch for pages on
which to scrapbook them. That is next on my list, but am waiting for the snow to
fall to get them made. If any of you have some good ones you would like used, let
us know!