Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Arrivals

Just a note to let you know what is newly arrived.

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.


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

Photo Promised

What a great Tuesday Morning!

I am hoping for another sunny day. Here is the photo I promised. This is one of three samples for the first Methodology class. I will post sample #2 over the weekend, and #3 the following friday. Of course photos do not show all the details, (like glitter and a flexable acetate petal), so stop into the store to see them. Only at the store will you find out the technique for this month. We will be doing unusal things in this class, but simple.

Oh, did I forget to mention GIVEAWAYS! There might be a lucky winner or two in each class. Remember this class is offered ONE day only. Our table only seats 8 people. You need to take all six classes to qualify for the free lunchbox tin. This is a popular class so call to reserve your spot. A 50% deposit required.

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.

There is NEW product arriving daily at the store! I will give you an update on Friday (or sooner) on what's arrived this week!
Stop in to see us this week.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love is in the Air

LOVE, Love, love

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! We hope the day is filled with happy memories for you.

We have been busy at the store putting out new product. Be sure you come in to see whats new!

I wanted to give some info out on some upcoming classes:

Two page "LOVE" layout workshop is offered on three different days. It is too cute! There is a pocket for extra photos and journaling tags, and chipboard pieces too. Simple to do, yet full of texture and elegance.

Our "Card Stock" class is a chance
to stock up on your everyday cards. Birthday , thank you, and more. These are the cards we never have enough of. Join us to make 6 cards (2 of each).

Our technique card class features chipboard this month. The "LUCKY" card class will teach you three ways to use chipboard on your cards.

Also we offer a monthly TEEN SCAP n NIGHT for teens to come in and scrap with us. It starts at 5pm and goes till 8pm.

**CHECK OUT the calendar link at the bottom of the blog for times and prices.**

I know how much I like to learn new techniques and new ways of using things I already have, and I thought you would too! So we came up with "Methodology".....

By Tuesday I will post some photos about our exciting NEW class, "METHODOLOGY". This class is on what we like to call "Method Mondays"! It is a 6 class course on the first Mondays of the Month. It will be offered two times on Method Mondays. Each class teaches you three ways to use a specific technique. Some of the things we will be using are heat embossing, masks, alcohol inks, acrylic, metals, stamps, and paints. You get printed instructions and make three different tags each class. If you take all six classes, you will recieve a lunchbox tin in the sixth class, (at no extra charge), to alter in that class. This tin will hold all your instructions and tags from all the classes. Oh, and did I mention we will be using some Tim Holtz products, ideas, and techniques. A discount is offered for day of class on products used in class. Hope you will join us! Just $20 per class. Call to reserve your spot, a 50% deposit required.

I hope you will join us for some of these classes, and spark up your creativity.


Monday, February 9, 2009


Welcome to the first post of Lorraine's Memories Blog!

We are excited to be able to bring you all the goings on at the store. Owner Kathy Benson works hard at bringing you things that you won't find in the big box stores.

We offer a cozy boutique-like atmosphere designed to inspire your creativity. All this nestled on the historic Woodstock Square.

We carry a large selection of products from 7 Gypsies, My Minds Eye, Disney, Technique Tuesday. and More. We offer the Sizzix "A Cut Above" program, and a wide selection of original, and sizzlet dies. We have a large selection of local school Patterned Papers and embellishments.

Our designers Jen, Sam, and Kim help create examples and classes to teach and motivate your imagination. Here are some photos of February's class projects:

Our Card classes are on the left. The "Valentine" Card Class, (whose subject is heat embossing), and the "Lucky" Card Class, (subject Chipboard).

The February Altered Notebook Class is on the right.

Coming in March we are starting a new 6 class course offering different techniques using Tim Holtz products and techniques. It is called "Methodology" and is offered on Method Mondays, (the first Monday of the month). Starts Monday March 2. Photos and details to come next week.

I am Kim and I will be posting every week, but sometimes you might hear from the other girls too. There are so many new and exciting things planned for the coming months. I can't wait to share them with you! The new product coming in will dazzle you. Kathy and Jen came back from the CHA trade show with so many new plans and ideas. See you next week!


Just in this week: Cubs, Sox, Bears Patterned Papers- Karen Foster, (Camping, Baby, spring, sports, and sweet 16) Patterned Papers, Stickers, and embellishments.- Robin's Nest Unique glittered Papers.