Saturday, October 10, 2009


So much has happened around here the past few weeks. Below is the email I sent out to all my customers. The biggest news is our name change, and with the change is a new blog Our new Blog link is please continue to follow us there, then I can continue to follow you too.
Thanks for understanding and hope to see you at our new blog!

As some of you know we have a dream...our dream is to someday open an online scrapbooking/paper craft store and have a storefront right here in downtown Hobart. Last month we added new classes, more classes, new products, etc. This month we have more exciting news to get us one step closer to achieving our dream. The first big announcement is our name change. As much as we love "Paper Memories" we wanted a unique name that instilled pride for our hometown, and highlighted the creativity in our craft. Someday we will share with you the funny story about how we arrived at this name, but for now we will not keep you waiting and let you know our new name is........brick paper scissors

With the name change we have changed our Yahoo Group, email addresses, and are in the process of changing over our Blog and Facebook Group. So please bear with us if they may not be working properly while we are updating these sites.

Announcement #2...with the completion of our Scrap Studio we are going to have a Grand Opening Open House. The Open House is set for Saturday October 17th, 11:30am – 6:00pm. Stop in to see the Studio, new products, enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and a quick make-n-take. Bring a friend and receive a free gift!

Announcement #3...Another new class, and this one is for the kids!! It is called Kids Club and it will be Saturday mornings from 10:00am - 11:30am. Our first Kids Club is Saturday October 17th –right before the Open House. Everything is provided for the kids, but they are more than welcome to bring their favorite tools. The cost for each child is $12 and packages are available for extra savings: a 4-week session is $44, and if you sign up for an 8-week session, the cost is only $80 ($10 per class) and your child will receive a free 8x8 scrapbook, and you will receive a coupon for a complimentary adult class!

Since this is a new program and we want all the kids to attend, we are offering a half-off special ...yep that's right, only $6 for your first Kids Club class!!

I think that is all the announcements for this month. Here are important some important dates to remember...

Scrap Class – Wednesday Oct. 7th, 6:30pm, Subject: Fall Layout (bring a few Fall-ish photos) Fee: $15

Crop Night – Friday Oct. 9th, 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Subject: Prizes, games, refreshments & fun. Fee: $10

Holiday Gift Class – Tuesday Oct. 13th, 6:30pm, Subject: Halloween Candy Jar. Fee: $15

Kids Club – Saturday Oct. 17th, 10:00am - 11:30am, Subject: Halloween Layout (bring a Halloween photo or it can be left blank for this year’s photo) Fee: half-off special $6

Open House – Saturday Oct. 17th, 11:30pm – 6:00pm, Subject: New products, prizes, make-n-takes and more! Fee: FREE. Don't forget to bring a friend!

Other upcoming events...
Scrap Class - Wednesday Oct. 21st 6:30pm
Crop Night - Friday Oct. 23rd 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Holiday Gift Class - Tuesday Oct. 27th 6:30pm

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Scrap Kits

We have a few new Scrap Kits out...
If you purchase a Scrap Kit you will receive a free Mini Plate!
Click on the photo for a better view.
Email orders or questions to...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Holiday Gift Class 9-22

We had so much fun in class last night! AND we were able to finish ALL four Halloween Treat Bags. You gals did such a great job. A big welcome to our new classmate Janet. And a big congrats to Linda and Judy they won the door prizes for the night! And everyone won a cute Witch's Hat treat...I could show you how cute they were IF I would have taken a photo BEFORE I gave them all away. LOL oh well I am sure I will make more soon.
Are you upset you missed all the fun?? Join us next month...more info on the side bar.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Halloween Treat Bags

Tomorrow night is our Holiday Gift Class. We are creating these cute Halloween Treat Bags!!

If you have a group of 4 or more we can schedule a special class night just for your group and you can pick the project!

No time for class but want these cute treat bags for your child's class? I do custom work and can create any quantity needed!

Scrap Class

Last week we had our Scrap Class in the new Scrap Studio for the first time. All the gals loved it and we had lots of room. Everyone won a door prize of some sort and we learned some new tips and techniques about the Cuttle Bug. We created a card and a LO.
Of course in all the excitement I forgot to take a pic with everyone there, but I did snap a quick shot right before class started.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Before and after

How cool does this look...



A special thanks to my wonderful Hubby for all his hard work...


The Scrap Studio is Finished!!!! Well I do have a little more decorating to do, but I am moved in, and ready to go. Here are the final photos...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Another Scrap Studio Update

WOW we got a lot accomplished today!!!
First we got the counter top in...

Next my ever so talented hubby created the coolest peg boards I have ever seen!!!
And he even said..."Yea I do think it will look nice if you paint the frames PINK!!!"
I think my "pink & brown" theme is growing on him.

I finished my curtains so I can hide all my rolly drawer carts under the counter, and started to hang up my ribbon....

Still lots more to do, but we ran out of hours today.
Hope to post more updates soon...Thanks for looking and remember Holiday Gift Class tomorrow...Tuesday Sept. 8th 6:30pm!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Scrap Studio

We were busy little bees in the scrap studio today. Finished up the painting,

and got the carpet in.

It is starting to look like a real room now.

I pulled the tables in just to get the feel for the room and we brought in my big brown cabinet which is another one of my trash to treasures finds... it was white and I painted it brown but still need to add some pink cuteness to it when I add more things to the room. I found it at a yard sale for only $5!!!! Can you believe it ?? It will will be a great storage cabinet!!

Check back again...we are adding the trim, counter, and peg board wall tomorrow!! I will post photos as soon as I can. Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Scrap Class/Holiday Gift Class

ribbon...ribbon...ribbon...tonight's class is all about ribbon! We will learn how to tie knots, tie different types of bows, and even create a cute ribbon flower with our scraps.

Next class is our Holiday Gift Class Tuesday Sept. 8th @6:30pm. Cost is $15.00 which includes all ingredients to create this adorable mini desk calendar... It's not too late to sign up.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Scrap Studio

We have walls!!! Still in the process of mudding and sanding, but they are up and I should be able to paint this week. Exciting stuff here!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Class Schedule

We have a new schedule...

SCRAP CLASS - this class will pertain to papercrafting...which is anything and everything about scrapbooking and cardmaking. All Scrap Classes are created for every level of scrapper. Whether you are a beginner, been scrapping for years, or haven't scrapped in years...this class will keep you motivated with bi-weekly challenges, and up to date with the latest papercrafting trends, tools, products.
***Next Class: Wed. Sept 2nd 6:30pm ~ $15 Subject: RIBBON-Everything you want and need to know about ribbon and how to use it on your layouts.
HOLIDAY GIFT CLASS - this class will pertain to creating homemade gifts for the Holidays...all Holidays...Birthdays, Valentines Day, Halloween, Christmas, Summer, Fall, etc. Forget the over-priced department store gifts that everyone has...learn to create one-of-a kind, made from the heart, gifts for your friends and family. "Happiness is Homemade"
***Next Class: Tuesday Sept 8th 6:30pm ~ $15 Subject: 2010 Mini Calendar
For class please bring your BASIC TOOLS- Scissors, Trimmer, Adhesive. Refreshments, Door Prizes, and all materials needed for the class project, will be provided.
CROP NIGHT - Make a "ME Appointment" Take a break from the day to day hassles and do something for yourself. Bring your latest photos, or project you've been wanting to work on, and enjoy six straight hours of uninterrupted creativity, fellowship with friends, refreshments and door prizes.
***Next Crop Night: Friday Sept. 11th 5pm - 11pm ~ $10

Class/Crop seating is limited. Please have your class/crop fee paid at least seven days before to reserve your seat.
***If you have a group of 4 or more you can reserve your very own monthly class and/or me for details.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

trash to treasure

I love turning trash to treasure...I am always on the lookout for things that can be turned into other things...and I save all kinds of stuff that I know someday I will create something fabulous with it!! Well here is my latest trash to treasure...
I am not sure where my kids got this from, but they had one of those round table with the three screw-in legs. You know the table I'm talking about... not pretty by itself, but looks kind of cute in the corner with a table cloth on it?? Well my girls used this one for tea party's until "somebody" thought they could stand on it and off broke the legs. I saved the round top which is about 20 inches round, and look what I created.... A big wall clock for my new Scrap Studio

The inside circle for the actual clock is 12". I cut the letters and numbers with the Cricut-cuttin' up cart. The flowers are cut out from Fancy Pants-crush paper.
I just love how it turned out, and can't wait to hang it in the Scrap Studio!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Scrap Studio

My new Scrap Studio is under construction!! I am so excited and I can't wait until it is finished. We still have lots to do but happy it is finally getting started.
I will keep you posted on its progress. Grand Opening should be September-ish!

We torn out the old dry-wall, furnace, sink, and door.

We had some water damage from the big flood last year that needed to be fixed.

New door, water damage fixed, and the studs are up!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Class Reminder

Just a quick reminder that class fee is due today, for next weeks class (8-5-09) Class fee is $15.00 and you will receive $5 back in "class cash" to spend that night. We stress the importance of the class fee due one week before, to allow us enough time to have the proper product packets made up for everyone. We are creating a layout using some of the new products I just posted about.
And don't forget to work on your RAK Challenge for next week.

new items

I have some great new items that we will be using at our next class (8-5-09) if you are unable to attend but would like to see these products in action or want to place an order let me know.
Thanks for looking and remember you can click on the photo for a bigger view of the flier.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I had so much fun at class last night! Everyone was so creative, adding their own uniqueness to their project. Great job ladies!!!

We altered a CD tin into a cute Tic-Tac-Toe game. I posted photos of it a few days ago so scroll back if you want to see it up close.

A big hello and thanks for coming to Karen and Robin, so glad you were able to join us.

Congrats to Karen and Michelle, they were the door prize winners and won one of the Daisy Bucket Stamps that we used in class.

And a big congrats to Kellie and Kathy for participating in last weeks card challenge. You both created beautiful cards and I think Kellie was randomly picked the winner but graciously shared the prize with Kathy. Photos of their cards are on the Yahoo Group.

Next class we will create a LO and use a new "frameabilities" die from Spellbinders. Cute won't want to miss it!
Can't make it to a class? You can still join in the fun and try this weeks RAK Challenge.

RAK Challenge

To help get everyone out of the summer rut and back into the creating mood I am offering up an extra-special RAK Challenge prize this week

Here is the sketch for this weeks RAK Challenge...

If you are interested in participating all you have to do is create a LO based on this sketch and post a photo of your finished creation on the yahoo group no later than Aug. 4th. On the 5th I will randomly pick a winner.

Here is my take on the sketch...

And here is the prize...

OK who is going to play?????

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

new items

I post these on the Yahoo Group but thought I would share them here if anyone is interested. I carry lots of different items in my home store too, so if there is something you may be looking for let me know and hopefully I have it in stock or I can find it for you.
Here is the new flier from Making Memories. I just love the tiny alpha's...
Remember you can click on the photo for a bigger view

tic tac toe

Some of the gals from class were asking how to
alter items so I decieded to create this cute
tic tac toe game to teach for our next class. I
designed the "tic tac toe" word with the Cricut Design Studio. The paper and the stamps used
for the X's and O's are from Daisy Bucket.

Wow it's been awhile...

Boy has life just gotten in the way of my blog posting lol. I have been busy with last days of schools, birthdays, summer, meetings, work, and I can't believe I am going to say the word...exercising! Yep I have been walking and even entered in a few 5k's. By no means the running part, just as a walker, which is good enough for me. As most of you know I quit smoking, almost 5 months ago now... and getting in better shape was one of my reasons for wanting to quit. My hubby even gave me a set of weights for my B-day to help me stay motivated and on track.
Class is tomorrow and I have some new products that I am excited to show off.
I will post some photos of projects I have created and the new products too. If you are interested in attending class or placing an order just let me know you can leave a comment here, or shoot me an email.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

RAK CHallenge

I posted our next RAK challenge. If you are interested in participating check out the Yahoo Group (link on the right) for more info.
Here is my example:

Patriotic class

We just had another red white and blue class!! What a great time it was and I am just so proud of how far these gals have come with their scrappy talents!!
Here is a group photo:

And here is a close up of their wonderful creations. A cute firecracker decoration that can also hold your favorite candy, and they also created a beautiful patriotic paperbag mini album.
Everyone did a fabulous job!!

Remember you can click on any photo for a better view

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Class-photo frame

The frame I created was such a hit, everyone wanted me to teach them how to create their own. So that is what we did at our last class. AND I remembered to take a photo to show what a terrific they did! Way to go girls!!!

I also want to welcome Kathy!! This was her first time attending our class. I hope you enjoyed yourself and you come back again.

A HUGE Congrats to Last weeks RAK Challenge Winner JUDY!! You did an awesome job on the Fathers Day Card. I had your prize at last class and it totally slipped my mind, sorry. It will be waiting for you next week.

You can see Judy's card over on the Yahoo Group along with The latest RAK Challenge participants, Michelle and Kellie. They both did a wonderful job on thier LO's. If you want to join the fun stop on by, the link to the Yahoo Group is on the right.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Topiary Candy Tree

Here are two Topiary Candy Tree's I created with a 4th of July theme. One is with Starlight Mints and the other is with Three Musketeers Minis

Picture Frame- 4th of July

I created this with the Cricut and Design Studio. I cut the mat and stars from George, and the font is Opposites Attract. I embossed with the CuttleBug.
All I have to do is add a photo.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Who is ready for next weeks class??? I sure am and I am so excited. You know how I love tools, well, I have found a new tool and cannot wait to share it with you.
Here is it's description...

Get ready, artsy souls, to hold in your hands the most beautiful, customized embellishments you have ever seen...and the best part is, you will have made them YOURSELF in a matter of minutes!

Can you guess what it is?? Sign up for class so you can try the tool out first hand.
Can't make it to class? Check back next week and I will post photos and let you know all about it, and how to get one for yourself!!

RAK Challenge

Are you up for a Challenge?? Here is our latest Sketch Challenge...

Visit our Yahoo Group for more information, and to meet some new scrapping friends.

Class-Going Green

We went a little green in our last class. We created this cute mini-album out of an empty toilet paper roll. The gals had a great time and are now saving their empty rolls at home to create more. We also learned how to properly apply Rub-ons, and two of my favorite "must-have" tools...the Edge Scrapper and Bone File.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day Card

Here are the cards we created in class last week.
The first one is a cute Bookmark Card. As you can see in the second photo, the inside has a pull-off bookmark. I just love cards that "do" something.

Then the next one is the cute Flower Pot card. I loved using the Fiskars Squeeze Punches on this one.

And last but not least I showed everyone how to create this adorable Post-it Note w/Pen Holder.

All in all it was a great class. Next week for class we are Going Green!!! Sign up today

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother's Day Surprise

As most of you know I REFUSE to purchase ANYTHING by martha stewart. Even to type her name is making me ill. The past few months I have seen this cute little butterfly on so many different projects and just had to find out what it is from. After much Internet searching, I was so disappointed to find out it was one of HER punches :( So much for me getting to use that cute butterfly on my creations. The other day DH and I were at WM, I saw the punch and told my DH how much I wanted it until I found out it was one of HERS. He laughed because he knows I refuse to even look at HER stuff. Well...much to my surprise this morning I wake up to find the Butterfly Punch, and he says, "I know you really wanted this punch, and won't ever bring yourself to buy it, so I got it for you. Happy Mother's Day" How sweet! He also got the heart punch... which I will promptly return on Monday lol
Wishing everyone a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!