Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thank You ladies for sharing your ideas and projects with me!
Till next time
Kim's tip of the week: When making cards to mail you must have no bulk. Add dimension without height by embossing your backgrounds or paper pieces of your shapes before you adhere them. I use my Sizzix Big Shot and I emboss with embossing folders, brass templates. texture plates of all brands, and sometimes the vegetable netting you get your onions or oranges in or in the bottom of your pizza box. The netting is also good for masking when using glimmer mist.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Amanda Blu Albums
7Gypsies NEW papers
Also come in and check out (another new addiction for me), Templates from Crafters Workshop. These are great for doodling , line drawing, and using glimmer mist or liquid pearls with.
Due in Next week... Metals from Nunn Designs !!!!
A few notes to share about the upcoming Scrap Pink, sign up while there are spaces left. It is filling fast. There will be free make-n-takes, a silent auction, and tons of FUN. Come and check out the details about the pink bras around the square. This is becoming a very BIG thing, and our excitement rises everyday!
9/21 & 9/30 Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas- class runs for 4 months. Make 3 tags each month........$20 each
9/24 BoBunny/Technique Tuesday Gypsy Layout- Learn how to use Technique Tiles, Liquid Pearls, and Crafters Workshop templates. 2 pages...........................$25
9/28 Distress Inks Tin- Learn how to use alcohol inks & stamps on metal. A handy tin that fits 8 distress ink pads.
9/25 Ideaology Jewelry- Tim's Metals are not for paper crafts only. Make a stunning floral piece for a necklace or broach.
Check out Octobers calender on the link!
Come out to the Woodstock Square this weekend for the Fine Arts Festival, where crafters of all kinds will fill the square with their goods for sale!!!!
Till next week
kim's tip of the week-For oops with rub-on's......they can be removed if recently adhered. Just use scotch tape over them and gently pull up on tape and rub-on should come off on the tape.
Monday, August 31, 2009
SEI, known for quality and coordinating, has joined us with the line "Monrovia". These flocked or foiled double sided papers are a solid value, and have coordinating die cuts and epoxy stickers.
Glimmer Mist, the new fall colors are in as are new bingo boards, and "frosty memories" glimmer glass and mist kits (3 bottles- frosty, slate, old lace, and a screen). We also received the new 15"x30" glimmer mats, for easy glimmer use.
Dew Drops, we received lots of different colors- blu & grn, org & blk, red & grn, blk & wht, grn & pk, metlc pk rd & gld, vanl brw. All the colors for fall, and winter card making!
McGill Punches- snowman, angel, cupcake, holly with berries, and fancy square in 2 sizes. The cool thing about these punches are the paper piecing ability of the pieces they punch out.
Judi Kins- This is a new product for us, ROXS. Come in and check it out. We will be making some very cool jewelry pieces with these ROXS. Wear them or decorate your mini albums or pages with them.
Sizzix- Embossing Folders in polka dots, flowers, snowflakes, flourishes, and a Halloween haunted scene. Also new original dies and sizzlets. Come check out the new embossing folders for dimensional backgrounds without bulk.
Scrapbook 101- New for us are these laser cuts in shapes and borders and in all categories (sports, faith, travel, kids, seasonal).
Custom Die Cuts- We have Woodstock Willie to go with our groundhog day papers, and the Opera House, and Mozart Festival die cuts too!
Memory Mixer- Ever wondered about digital scrapbooking? How about a hybrid layout. Come in and ask us how, and we will show you this easy to use program.
We have restocked in:
Glimmer Mist, Fiskars, Tim Holtz Tools, Adhesives, Sports Papers, paper flowers, glitter papers, and karen foster license plates.
**kim's tip- 3 is the magic number when doing you pages. Add buttons, flowers, ribbons, and color accents in threes for balance on your pages.
Mark your calendars for Saturday Sept. 26 . Join us for SCRAP PINK 10am to 5pm for $20. We will provide lunch with guest speaker Lynn Griesmaier from Centegra Health. All croppers will receive a "the cure" punch ($16 value). There will be lots of fun contests and giveaways. This event is close to our hearts here at Lorraine's. We also will ask croppers to make a card and donate $1 to Cancer Care Ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel of Rolling Meadows, to benefit cancer patients. Donations without the crop will receive a Lorraine's Memories Pink Tote as a Thank you. More details will be posted as soon as I get them, or stop in for more details.
Come in for tips, inspiration and ideas
Thursday, August 20, 2009
SMOOCHY- metallic ink
KAREN FOSTER- wine papers, & cowboy papers with embellies to match. Calender kits & dimensional page toppers.
REMINSCE- Jett setters (new destinations), pearl Santa papers & cute fall papers all with matching embellies.
MY MINDS EYE Abbey Road
LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE- beautiful fall papers with matching chipboard stickers, and a gorgeous transparency.
COOKBOOKIN'- Halloween papers, stickers, & stamps... also recipe cards, kitchen papers, and recipe scrapbook kits.
We have ordered from some companies you haven't seen at Lorraine's before. Here is what you can expect to see in the coming weeks:
there are more, but I am keeping that for another post.
Upcoming at Lorraine's Memories- Crop with us Friday & Saturday 8/28 & 8/29 for just $10 per night. Bring a snack and catch up on those summer memories. We have all the great tools & ideas to help you think out of the box!
Did You Know?.... Lorraine's Memories accepts other craft store coupons on Wednesdays! Expiration dates do apply. Also...... Bring in your PINK Lorraine's bag on THURSDAYS and receive 15% off your entire purchase. Don't have the pink bag? You can purchase one at the register for only $2.
*Kim's Tip*- Add basic office supplies to your layouts, like a paper clip to hold a knot of ribbon, staples to adhere transparencies & ribbon, or use an embossing label maker for titles or journaling strips! These are perfect to use in your back to school layouts.
There will be so much to tell you in the next weeks, so keep checking back for more updates.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Today is Methodology Monday and today's class is about Grunge products, but there are many more techniques we will learn along the way. Check out the background on this tag. All done with ink and stamps. We also will make a grungepaper flower to put onto our tins for next month.
That's right, next month is the final Methodology class this year, and we will be decorating our tins with alcohol inks. Come in and check out the examples of the tin at the workshop table by the register. If you haven't taken these classes yet I hope you'll join us for either of these info packed classes.
This month's offerings of classes are great. There is a 2 page layout, a mini book, kid's classes, a card class, even a jewelry class. Come in and check it out!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Check out the NEW sizzlin' summer dies from Sizzix. Arrows to beach shapes, and my favorite bracket shape. You asked for it and it is here! We also have the Sizzix Cut Above program. For a $36 punch card, you get a die with class project each month for three months.
Be sure to check out all the new shapes just in.
I saw Lance Anderson from Rusty Pickle last night, and I got to see the album we will be making Saturday night. WOW! It is much bigger than I thought. At least 9"x8". It was super cute, and had some metallic papers and chipboard shapes. All the pages were chipboard. With a few small flips in between. I can't wait! We still have a few spaces open. Get in on a really great time, and a very special project. Be one of the very first to take this class!
Methodology Monday is July 6 at 1pm & 5:30 pm. This month we will be doing GRUNGE. We will also do a beautiful grungepaper flower to use on our tins next month. We will also do a very cool tag in a grunge quilt, with embossed and stamped grungeboard. Check out the examples on the class sample table by the register.
We are now open till 8pm on Wednesdays for the summer concerts on the square. Stop in and see us while you enjoy a concert in the park.
Keep cool this week and come in and scrap with us. This Thursday is Teen Scrap night 5 to 8 pm.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here is the layout I promised. It is the new Tim Holtz Layout class. You can come into the store and see it up close and personal (without photos). This layout was designed by me and uses masks, distress inks, the blending tool, stamping, crackle paint, Tim's metals, and of course grungepaper. I hope you like it. This class is June 26 , 2-4pm and is $25.
Send me your "What I Love about Summer" layouts. You can photograph them and e-mail them to us or drop them off and I'll photograph them (we won't keep them). Then I can post them here. I want to hear your comments too. Just click on the comments word and leave your comment for me. Nothing to join. Thanks Margie H. I hope your time with friends this summer make beautiful memories for you!
I hope everyone has a great Father's Day Weekend! Come on in and make your Dad's day cards. The pop-up one is my favorite. Check it out.
The lambs are fuzzy! The card is made with the new Sizzix die for making pop-ups, and is the only one of three cards in the class that pops. This class is Thursday at 6pm. It's only an hour, and I'll be in this Friday and Saturday nights for the crops if you want to do the class while at the crops. Watch for more classes on pop-up cards, and come in and check out the other Sizzix dies we have that are made to make things interactive. They are so fun!
I hope to see you this weekend at the Friday or Saturday crop!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I am very excited that Lance Anderson co-founder of RUSTY PICKLE is coming to Lorraine's to teach a class June 27 at 7pm. Even better, he will be teaching us a new project not taught anywhere before. We are the FIRST!!! He will be teaching a mini album using the new "Rockin America" paper we just got in at the store.
You do not want to miss this opportunity! I have taken classes from Lance before and I can say I not only have had a GREAT time, I learn so much, and am inspired every time. He is one of my favorite instructors! Rusty Pickle projects are usually full of interactive pull-outs, pockets, and flips. So be ready to create something very cute. You'll want to bring a basic tool kit (dry adhesive, trimmer, scissors, ruler, liquid glue, craft knife, bone folder, black pen, distress tools).
Hint- Lance loves chocolate!!!
Stop in the store to see my other Rusty Pickle projects to get an idea of the type of things you will learn. Spaces will be filling up fast, so call to reserve yours NOW!
Tomorrow I will post my Summer layout.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
where I can sit back and enjoy the things I love most in life. I would like all of you to respond here on the blog and tell me what are the things you enjoy most in life. Then go and scrap it! Bring in your layout or scan it and e-mail it to us and, with your permission I'll post them on our blog throughout the summer months. Please respond first. This will help inspire others to reflect on what they want out of this summer too. I will post my own layout next week and tell you about what I hope to enjoy this summer.
Now on to the NEW arrivals at Lorraine's..........
...Little Yellow Bicycle- TRAVELER: thermography 2-sided papers and stickers, a very cool 12x12 transparency, an acrylic coverd chipboard 11.75x5.75 mini album, and a 11.75x5.75 paper pad for the mini album.
...Karen Foster- picnic, mother, father,freedom, & liberty patterned papers, stickers, and stacked statement titles.
...Tattered Angels- Glimmer Mist in 24 beautiful colors, also a large mist mat for working with your mist. Back in stock is the traveler ledger glass album.
...Rusty Pickle- Rockin' America: patterned papers & stickers
...May Arts Ribbon- lots of NEW ribbon in different widths, colors, and styles, and the popular leaf ribbon is back in stock too.
...McGill punches- birds, flourishes, crowns, fancy square, the cure ribbon, & mini file tab
...Basic Grey- Wisteria and Lime Ricky: patterned papers, chipboard, buttons, flowers, and rub-ons, also BLING and Pearls in shapes too!
...Sizzix- Karen Burniston Pop-Up Dies, for cards, and album pages: pop-up spinning 3D Ball, Spinnig pop-up, heart pop-up, tree pop-up, birthday cake pop-up. Come see these innovative dies!
If you haven't had a chance to take the class doing Tim Holtz layout from the magazine ad, now is the time. Come learn how to create beautiful GRUNGEpaper flowers that make a page come alive. Suitable for framing and gift giving, kits are limited for this very popular class. A new grunge layout class is in the works.
A new class on Tuesdays this summer is the Kids Summer Craft Time. Jen will take children ages 5 thru 12 and make some cute projects to light that creative spark. Please call within 48 hours prior to sign your kids up for this fun class.
Ever wonder what to do with chipboard? Another new class "Chipboard Elements" will show you
everything you can do! A lovely small wall hanging with layers of chipboard covered in paper, paint, & ink with stamped and embossed patterns. Learn all the chipboard techniques in one class!
Make your Father's Day cards now! This class takes you from beginner to advanced when you make a pop-up card using one of Sizzix NEW pop-up dies. It's simple, easy, and fun to do! From stamping to paper piecing these cards are sure to show the Fathers in your life how special they are.
Fall in Love with Technique Tuesday! In this class you will learn all about acrylic stamping. Kit includes a set of stamps, mini ink pads,acrylic block, and a set of titles to use on other pages. Come find out why acrylic stamps are so popular and easy to use.
We also have a beginner scrapbooking class, Methodology, and Teen Scrap night!
Our CROPS have changed a bit. We will be having Friday and Saturday crops 2 times a month. The hours are 6 to midnight, and we will supply snacks and drinks for only $10.
That's all for now. I can't wait to hear form all of you, and to see what you plan to enjoy this summer!
Till next week- go scrap!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Under the tent there will be many 50 % or more clearance items, like a selection of Sizzix original dies and sizzlet sets, Creative Cafe clear stamp, Anthology albums and refills
just to name a few.
Inside the store we will have a HUGE SALE with make and takes on Saturday and Sunday.
...How about ALL My Minds Eye papers and embellishments 25% off. That's Wild Asparagus, Laundry Line, Dreamy 2, Bella Bella, Bloom & Grow, and Penny Lane.
...All Zutter products 30% off. Like the Bind-it-All, Dreamcuts machines and mini book covers in clipboard, canvas, and acrylic also pages. If you have never tried these machines or wondered what you could do with them, come in on Saturday to try them out in our Make and Take.
...Fiskars Paper Trimmers 35% off.
...Colorbok Albums 15% off
...All Tattered Angels Products (makers of Glimmer Mist) 10% off. We will be have a demo on some of these products so you can see how easy and beautiful they can be.
...All regular priced Sizzix Original Dies and Big Shot Machines 20% off. This includes the new Electric Big Shot. Come in to see it.
...How about a SAMPLE SALE? Have you seen something we made that you just loved and wanted for yourself? Check out our selective sample sale and it could be yours!
We are open Sunday for this event 11 am to 4 pm , and we will offer a $5 make and take of our popular Grungepaper Flower Pin.
Come in to take advantage of these fabulous offers! We hope to see you this weekend.
Kathy, Jen, Sam, and Kim
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Come in and check out the new DOODLEBUG papers, stickers and the cutest little braddies ever-summer berries, ocean life, flowers, sweet treats and zoo
SANDYLION sent some really neat ESSENTIALS- marching band, owls, birds, flowers, animals, artist, tooth fairy, first haircut...oh the list goes on!
We replenished some of the GLIMMER MIST, TIM HOLTZ, HEIDI SWAPP, FISKARS, KAREN FOSTER and BO BUNNY DOUBLE DOT areas.
There are new acrylic stamp blocks and block sets from APPLE PIE MEMORIES that fit our TECHNIQUE TUESDAY stamps really well.
WE've got some new papers, stickers and clear overlays from LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE and CLOUD 9, some new trinkets, chipboard, acrylic and ribbons from MAYA ROAD. MOXXIE has us ready for amusement parks and rollercoaster fun.
Ar you getting ready for graduations, weddings or need to make some teacher gifts? You're welcome to use the ACCU-CUT die cutter to make cakes, party favors, cards and mini books while you're here! Just pick out your papers and we'll walk you through the cutting process. Stop in to see Samantha's BEAUTIFUL "cake" samples. You'll find yourself looking for an excuse to have a party, just to show off one of these!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We hope you will come in to celebrate with us, and see what is new like;
Tim Holtz Ideaology
Ranger paints, inks, & tools
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Fancy Pants Papers, & NEW Frames
ReNea's House papers and accessories-Creative Imaginations
Sizzix flowers & flourish Original Dies
Hiedi Swapp Invisibles papers
Bo Bunny My Word Books and new papers, stickers and ribbons
This is just what I remember off the top of my head, there is still more.
We will have the samples up of the May Methodology class, and the technique ( remember this is only offered the first Monday of the month). You can also check out the altered box of Jen's and our other workshops for May.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
What a beautiful weekend it was.
Today is the last chance to get in on Methodology Class #1 (Glossy Accents).
We used glossy accents in some unusual ways, and learned other things along the way.
Now let me show you a tag for the Methodology Class #2. See if you can guess what technique we will be working with. If you took class #1 you already know. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think it might be!
Now here is something new. It's Monday and I have a Methodology Monday Tip for you:
When you are done using your Glossy Accents, slam the bottle down onto work surface upright. This forces the product out of the nozzel and into the bottle, avoiding the dreaded clog in the tip.
Here is another project using Glossy Accents:
This is also a class we are offering at the end of April. It uses Ideaology Fragments and Metals, with My Minds Eye new line of paper "Bella Bella", on a wooden plaque we alter in class, and attach a satin ribbon to hang. This is the perfect Mother's Day gift for Grandma. Come into the store to see it upclose.
New product: Petaloo flowers, Flower buttons, X-Large binder rings IN COLORS, & lots of Zig Pens.
Check the blog later this week for more photos.
Monday, March 16, 2009
The first Methodology class was a lot of fun. One lady came convinced she wouldn't be able to do the techniques, but she did and they turned out beautiful. We played with spray inks, enbossing powder, ideaology fragments, the blending tool with foam, and of course glossy accents. This class was so popular we are running an encore next Monday (March 23rd). I know some of you work 9-5, so we are running the class at 7pm. Sign up if this works for you. We can always add this late time to the rest of the classes. This is the last time to get in on this class and qualify for the free tin in the sixth class. Thank You to all the ladies who were there on the 2nd. I had a great time teaching you. We had a lady come all the way from Kankakee to take this class. I look forward to seeing everyone next month! Next Monday I will post a pic of one tag from class #2. Stay tuned...
Here is a rundown of other happening at the store.....
March 20- Friday Crop 5pm-12am
March 21- Easter Card Class 11am & 3pm
March 23- Methodology Class #1 Encore 7pm
March 26- Teen Scrap n Night 5pm-8pm
March 27- Easter Card Class 12pm
March28- Intro to Artist Trading Cards 1pm
April 3 Bind it All Interactive CD Mini Album 11am
April 4 Celebrating Mrs. Grossmans 30th Birthday - All Day
April 4 Easter Card Class 1pm
April 6 Methodology Class #2 3pm & 5:30 pm
April 8 Calander Class 11 am
April 9 A Cut Above- Sizzix 6pm
April 10 Altered Wall Hanging 10am
April 10 Easter Card Class 12pm
April11 Intro to Artist Trading Cards 1pm
Piggy Tales- Slide books, Drawbridge books, barn doors, pigtail springs, flower press
Patterned Paper lines, billy goat gruff, mary mary quite contrary, ants go marching in, it's raining it's pouring, & old king cole
My Mind's Eye- Penny Lane, Bella Bella, and Bloom & Grow.
Sizzix- Clear Original Dies, Die Storage.
Maya Road- 12x12 Sheers
Technique Tuesday- Shapes and occasion Stamp Sets, Alpha Stamp sets, little treasures stamp sets, Technique tiles sets and chips, Stamp cleaner and scrubber.
7Gypsies- gypsy tags, gifting quote tags, vintage tags, ATC Chipboard, gypsie market 6x6 paper packs and photo carousel cards, naked buttons, Vintage and Gypsie Ephemera, chip tags, coveralls, naked photo carousel cards, and 6x6 notingham paper packs.
Creative Imaginations- Band and Orchestra Papers and stickers.
Tattered Angels- Limited Edition Spring and Summer Colors of Glimmer Mist, Glimmer- Chips, Screens, Glass and Alpha Chips.
If you have never seen Glimmer Mist before, you must come in and check it out. It is one of my favorite products. They are gorgeous and so simple to use for layouts and cards. I highly recommend them. Also Sam has made an Easter Cake, come in and see it.
That's it for today.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
MAYA ROAD- Chipboard: Gears, snowflakes, flourishes, Birdie books, Luxe Alphabet, Gears,
& Trees. Then there is also the Stitched Velvet Flowers, Trinket Pins in 3 styles (leaf, pearl, crystal), & Tins in 3 styles (Tea, Coffee, Lunch).
FISKARS- NEW stamps to match the scalloped circles, squares, and oval punches. (These are
awesome!) Spring Punches Broken Egg, Chickie, Butterfly, & Umbrella.
In tools we got the very cool fingertip tweezers, & a flip corner punch that has two
sizes of corner punch in one tool. New scallop scissors, and Three NEW scalloped border
edge punches that are different twists on the threading water punch.
ZUTTER- The new PINK Bind-it-All is here! Along with the bag and Dreamkuts to match. We
got some new PINK tools from Zutter: hammer w/ setter, the pound it all, hole
punch set, & Rivits too.
HIEDI GRACE DESIGNS- Bright spring flocked papers in a new design and transparent overlays to match.
JELLIBEAN SOUP- Papers double sided and kraft with prints. Also journaling cards, and felt
flowers to match.
STAMPING STATION- Papers and Tags
7GYPSIES- 8x8 and 6x6 paper pads, new ink in a bottle, and embellishments. ATC
cards in 3 colors. Lots of little embellishments new to Lorraine's.
MRS. GROSSMAN- Stickers Galore! Pets to Alphabets.
BASIC GREY- Marrakech, and Porcelain- papers, stickers and rub-ons.
JUDIKINS- Embossing Powders, NEW Mica Paints, & more.
There will be more to come next week.
We have been busy rearranging the store to get the new things out. Come in and see what the changes have been.
As promised here is a photo of the second METHODOLOGY class tag. All three are on display at the store. I will post the third on Friday. Hope you can join us. I am looking forward to teaching this class. I really love the samples I've created for it, and hope you do too. All the interest in the class has got me really excited, and I can't wait to share all of it with you. It's going to be a fun time. There are some spots still open in the 3:00 & 5:30 class. Call to reserve yours now!
A 50% deposit required.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here is a treat of inspiration, (and a little sneek peek) by Jen. She made this mini album with paper from "Jellibean Soup" a new company whose papers we will have in the store soon. I can't show you the whole album so you'll have to come in to see the tree that loses it's leaves. If you don't know Jen's work, it is worth a trip in to see it. A lot of fun interactive elements packed into one album.