There are some new Summer Celebration projects up on our website so be sure to stop by and check out the free downloadable PDF's as well as the ready to make kits for each inspiring project!
We have also simplified the process for downloading the PDF's, you do not have to create an account or complete an order, you just have to click on the project you are interested in and then scroll down to below the photo and click on the link that says "Click here for free PDF"
Today I am sharing a "To Do List" clipboard that allows you to store and organize those 25 post it notes you have around the house or office. I know that nine times out of 10 I write my messages and daily tasks on post it notes and then can't find them for the rest of the day, so this was a perfect solution for me, and hopefully many of you can put this idea to good use!
Click HERE for a link to the free PDF Instructions
Happy Canada Day Everyone, and welcome to day one of our fabulous Summer Celebration!
I will be posting a fun and inspiring layout, card, tag, or project every day this month to inspire you and each one will have a link to a FREE downloadable PDF instruction sheet, so you can download it and create each of these projects on your own!
There will also be a link to our website where you can purchase a kit with everything it takes to make each project, perfect to take with you to the cabin, lake, or to fill time on those rainy summer days!
And as if all those options weren't enough, each project I blog here will be on display in the store the following day for you to come in and take a closer look at, and you can pick up your kit in store if that works out better for you!
So without further adieu, I am pleased to present to you project #1, a simple 2 page layout featuring My Minds Eye and one of our Treasured Memories exclusive tags!
This July we are going to treat you to a Summer Celebration Treasured Memories Style!
Every day in July we will be displaying and posting a new project idea, and will have free instruction sheets to complete each project! If you do not live in the area, or can't make it in each day, there will also be free downloadable PDF files of each project on our online store.
Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for more details, but to get you excited here are a few sneak peaks of some of the projects we will be inspiring you with all summer!
Don't you hate it when you've typed up a whole big paragraph, and then you accidentally hit the "right" combination of keys and the paragraph magically disappears!? Oh well...I guess I'll just start fresh!
Hi! I thought I would share a couple of recent projects featuring some of the amazing Halloween products on SALE right now at TM. I absolutely love the new Nightfall line from American Crafts. It's perfect for both Halloween and Fall-themed layouts. The colours are muted, but the designs are quirky!
A really common tip I give customer when they are trying to "match" paper to their Halloween photos, is to first print the photos in black and white! Think of all the COLOUR happening in most Halloween photos...it's super hard to match without going a little crazy! Another fun tip is to create a simple monochromatic layout, with a base of black/white, like the layout above. It will (usually) match anything!
Next up, is a little mini album I created using some extra envelopes. I used a piece of American Crafts fabric paper to reinforce the covers, and used bits and pieces leftover from the project above to embellish the inner pages.
For more pictures of all the pages, you can check out my personal blog: not ladylike. I have plans to fill this mini with fun memories and photos from Halloweens past! I am such a huge FAN of Halloween...this is my kind of holiday!
We have had Wall Sugar in the store for a couple of weeks now, and I am just getting around to getting messy with one! I had a chance to play on Sunday while I was hanging out with the "Tim Holtz Extravaganza" Ladies, and I must admit that I love my end result!
These are great for holiday decor projects, with Halloween almost upon us and Christmas nipping at its heels! I plan on adding my "Christmas Card Photo" to the middle panel and hanging the entire piece in my living room this season. My fellow TM Girls have been working hard on decorating some of the other designs for our Christmas Display, so you'll be able to see those in store in the next week or so!
And why not decorate one especially to show a friend how much you appreciate them! I can imagine loads of ways to incorporate all the fun embellishments from our Cabinet of Curiousities on to a lot of these designs.
1. I painted each piece first with Gesso (white primer) then with a variety of acrylic paints, including the new Claudine Helmuth ones we have in store!
2. The background paper is *new Fancy Pants.
3. The vials are Tim Holtz Ideology, filled with glitter.
4. All the little bits & bobs came from a TM Instant Collection and the Cabinet of Curiousities.
5. The banners, "love" and "xo" are a *new TM Online Exclusive! Downloadable/printable Copic Doodles...by me!! I used the Celebrate Girl printable on this project.
We at Treasured Memories are always on the lookout for other ways we can inspire and instruct our wonderful customers! We know that a lot of people find their inspiration on the Internet, through Pinterest, crafty message boards, and gallery sites. We thought we would bring all of that home to you, and give it the TM spin...with our *new Inspiration blog!
A couple of months ago Chantel and Daryl put their heads together and came up with a great schedule and series of themes that they hoped would be most inspiring for our customers. They revamped the old Inspiration blog and set to work bringing things together for you. If you haven't yet stopped by, or have no idea what I'm writing about, here are some images yoinked from the blog that might make you want to 'click through'...enjoy!
Month Kit Monday - We share layouts and projects created using this month's kit.
Pinterest Top Five Thursday - A great new way of putting all your inspiring images in the same place, we want to share what we've been "pinning" lately!
Staff Feature Friday - It won't surprise you to know that all the TM Girls love to scrapbook! Every Friday Chantel shares some of our latest work using some of the newest products to hit our shelves.
By clicking on the links above, you'll see all the past posts from those Features. If you want to just wander around yourself click here. And if you lose this post, the link will always appear up at the top of the Main Blog, on the left sidebar.
We'd love to hear what you think about the blogs, and anything else TM related, like our class schedule, in-store displays, Month Kits, and how cute Scarlett is! Reach us through the blogs, email or - what we love best - coming in to say hi...