March 2009  


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NEW!
Snippets of 2009:
Tag/Library Pocket Mini Album

6:30pm-8:30pm

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NEW!
A Day In The Life

6:30pm-8:30pm

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Free* Friday Night Crop

5pm-11:30pm

 

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Copic Level I
10:30-12:30

Copic Level II
2:00-4:00

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NEW!
Easter Exploding Box
1:00pm-3:00pm

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SOS: Girlfriends Mini Album
6:30pm-8:30pm

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Scrapbooking Basics: The “How To” Course
6:30pm-8:30pm

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Free* Friday Night Crop
5pm-11:30pm

 

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Baby Boy Bags & Tags
     NEW!
10:30-12:30

Baby Girl Bags & Tags     NEW!
2:00-4:00

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Our Home Mini Album
1:00pm-3:00pm

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St. Patrick’s Day

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NEW!
Wedding Elegance

6:30pm-8:30pm

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Free* Friday Night Crop
5pm-11:30pm

 

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NEW!
Easter Exploding Box

1:00pm-3:00pm

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Birthday Round Up!

6:30pm-8:30pm

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NEW!
Stamping
Techniques:
Clean & Simple With Scor-Pal

6:30pm-8:30pm

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Free* Friday Night Crop
5pm-11:30pm

 

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Copic Coloring With Stamping Bellas

10:30-12:30

Lucky Star  NEW!
2:00-4:00

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The Scrapbooker’s Essential Diary

2:30pm-4:30pm

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FREE* Friday Night Crop

5pm-11:30pm

Precious Memories offers FREE* Crops every Friday night from 5pm to 11:30pm in our Design Studio, excluding holidays. You must pay $5 (plus GST) per person to reserve your spot. $5.00 fee is redeemable towards merchandise on the night of the Crop, so really it's FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Day In The Life       NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $10.00
Come join us to create this cute Sandylion Layout using some great techniques for patterned paper and hidden journaling. There are tons of extra supplies in this kit that you get to take home!  All Supplies Included


 
Baby Boy Bags and Tags          NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $10.00
This class is full of wonderfully boyish bags, tags and cards created with the Bo Bunny Star Struck line.  These would be great to have on hand as gifts or great to have when hosting a baby shower.  You will receive over $35.00 in products to take home! All Supplies Included.


 
Baby Girl Bags and Tags             NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $10.00
This class is packed with darling papers and products from Bo Bunny's Ella line!  You'll create beautiful cards, tags and gift bags that would be wonderful to have on hand or great when hosting a baby shower.  You will receive over $35.00 in products to take home.  All Supplies Included.

 

Birthday Round Up!                 NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $7.00
Want to get some of those kid's birthday pictures scrapped?  Well, this is your chance to get exactly that done and play with some stitching templates and hand stitching of different kinds on layouts!  Both sets of layouts also play with circles which are everywhere is scrapbooking these days!  Come on out to class and celebrate!  All Supplies included for 4 pages.


 
Copic Coloring with Stamping Bellas       NEW!
Instructor: Tobi Crawford
Class Fee: $15.00  Supply fee: $20.00
(includes 3 Copic Markers to keep!)
Are you new to Copic markers, want to check them out? Or are you an old pro? I will show my personal tricks for getting a flawless gradient blend, as well as smooth skin tones, and beautiful backgrounds. I'll show you everything I know, (well not EVERYTHING, there's only 2 hours) but I will do my best. We will make 4 cards that feature images from Stamping Bella including Penelope and Elmer! As a bonus you can pick out your choice of 3 copic markers to use in the class and take home (that's worth over $18.00!) . If you have your own pens, feel free to bring them to use on your cards.  All Supplies Included.


 
Copic Workshop: Level I   NEWLY DESIGNED!
Instructor: Tobi Crawford
Class Fee: $15.00  Supply fee: $5.00

Consider this your first introduction to everything Copic. If you find yourself wondering what papers to use, what ink, what end to use? Then this class is the first logical step. This class is even for those who aren't sure about these markers, and maybe just want to try them out! You will use the store's markers to get some hands-on experience. You will colour some stamped images for you to take home and use on cards, but note that you will not be making any cards in this class, this is all about the process!  All Supplies Included.


 
Copic Workshop: Level II       NEWLY DESIGNED!
Instructor: Tobi Crawford
Class Fee: $15.00  Supply fee: $5.00
This is the second level of classes dedicated to learning all about Copic markers. If you've taken Copic I then you are ready for this class, OR if you feel like you have a handle on paper and ink selection, as well as general care for your markers (refilling, nibs etc) then you will feel at home in this class. We will start to "play" a little more in this class by learning some advanced techniques like direct-to-rubber stamping, playing with the blender solution, airbrushing and so on with the store's markers. Like the Level I Workshop, you will not make cards, but will hone your colouring skills with some images to take home and use on cards later! All Supplies Included.


 
Easter Exploding Box Album     NEW!
Instructor: Jessica Acs
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $5.00
The exploding box album class is back! This time with an all new Easter/ Spring theme using the brand new "Flower Patch" line from Making Memories. You'll have lots of fun creating this unique album, so don't miss this class! All supplies included.



 

Lucky Star  NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $15.00

You will count yourself lucky when you make this darling 6X6 album. The perfect mix of bright, playful papers and coordinating product make up this delightful mini.  You'll get everything you need to complete your album and more!  Take home over $45.00 in product as well as a bottle of Zip Dry!

 
Our Home Mini Album
Instructor: Jessica Acs
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $5.00

Come learn how to make this sweet little house shaped mini album from scratch. And how appropriate for this album, we will be using the adorable new Home Grown line from 3 Bugs in a Rug. This album is based on one that is featured in Jessica's new book: "Outstanding Mini Albums" by Memory Makers. You will leave with a completed album all ready to add special photos of your home and the people in it.  All Supplies Included.
 

Scrapbooking Basics:
The "How To" Course  NEWLY DESIGNED!
Instructor: Tobi Crawford
Class Fee: $10.00
Do you have loads of supplies at home, and have NO idea how to use them? Have you bought some accessories and tools, but aren't sure you're using them right, or getting the most use out of them? OR, are you an absolute beginner and just want to jump in and get started?  Well then, this class is for all of you! I will be at your disposal to help you put a layout together over the span of 2 hours, as well as help you with any questions or curiosities you might have along the way. Included in the Class fee is the paper you will require for the layout (1 piece of designer paper, and two 12x12 solid cardstock), and all supplies (glue, trimmers, scissors etc), and of course ME, who will be your personal shopper and coach every step of the way! Don't know how to use ribbon? Stickers? Chipboard? Die Cuts? We will incorporate those mysteries into your layout. An added bonus: you will be able to shop for items in the store as you need them for your layout using your class discount!


 
Snippits of 2009:
Tags/Library Pocket Mini Albums   NEW!
Instructor: Jessica Acs
Class Fee: $15.00    Supply Fee: $5.00

Based on one of the mini albums featured in Jessica's new book: "Outstanding Mini Albums", you will learn how to make this fun little book from scratch! Using tags and library pockets, as well as a variety of embellishments, your finished album will be the perfect place to keep track of special moments of 2009. We will be using the fun & funky White Out Collection by We R Memory Keepers.  All Supplies Included.


 
SOS:  Girlfriends Mini Album     NEW!
Instructor: Jenn Kaczynski
Class Fee: $15.00

Supply Fee: $5.00  
Join Jenn and create this very interesting fold out 6x6 mini album using WeR bold and bright paper.  Capture your friends at their finest moments and keep a lifetime of memories in this album.  Bring your "sistah's" and have a great evening making this album.  All Supplies Included.



Stamping Technique: Clean and Simple with Scor-pal  NEW!
Instructor: Tobi Crawford
Class Fee: $15.00  Supply fee: $5.00
There is a whole movement of stamping going on in the world that doesn't involve Copic markers, tonnes of layers, and complicated techniques, and it's called "Clean and Simple," or CAS for short. This style of stamping involves choosing perfect colour combinations, the right images, a clean design, and effective layouts. I am really excited about this class because I have recently started to appreciate the beauty and impact of a well-thought-out CAS card. I will also teach you all about the Scor-pal while making three different projects JUST BY SCORING. This tool is irreplaceable to me, and I want to show you why! You will make 3 treat boxes (different styles and sizes) as well as a nice CAS card.  All Supplies Included.


 
The Scrapbookers Essential Diary             NEW!
Instructor: Jackie Symington
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $10.00
Are you tired of trying to remember what size punch you have at home or what color Copic Marker you need to buy? Can't find that tiny piece of paper you wrote it on and tossed in your purse?  Then it's time to come and join us for this fun class where we will be making a cute little diary that you will be able to use to keep track of your personal inventory!   Wouldn't it be great to have one place to use as a reference and keep samples of what you already own?  Join us to make this Essential Diary and take the guess work out of shopping!  You won't want to leave home without it!  All supplies included.




 
Wedding Elegance    NEW!
Instructor: Jenn Kaczynski
Class Fee: $15.00      Supply Fee: $5.00   
Some of your most treasured scrapbook pages will be those that showcase your wedding memories.  The importance of wedding photos adds pressure to the page design and formal wedding photos also present challenges for scrapbooking since they sometimes require a more restrained use of embellishments. If you are looking for ideas to help you get started with your own wedding scrapbook pages, this class is for you!  We will be using the die cut machine, stamping on vellum and some of Jenn's other favorite techniques to put together a 2 page layout suitable for your special day!  All Supplies Included.


 

Introducing 2 New Instructors at Precious Memories!

Jenn Kaczynski
Jenn has been stamping for over 15 years and scrapbooking for 10 years.  She has over 6 years experience teaching classes and loves to show others new techniques. Jenn's enthusiasm will shine through when you attend her classes.  Jenn will be introducing new monthly program,  "SOS" classes that you won't want to miss!   A perfect opportunity to bring a friend or two and spend the class doing girly girl projects!

We are proud to welcome Jenn to the Precious Memories Family!

 

Colleen Heidrich
Colleen is joining our teaching staff this month, but isn't new to the store, teaching or scrapbooking! Colleen has been a Sales Associate at Precious Memories for the past 2 years. She has been scrapbooking for about 15 years and card-making for about 5 years and you may have seen some of her design work that is currently on display in the store! Colleen also currently designs for two online kit club websites (Scrapperie.com and Scrapdango.com). She is also an adult ESL and high school teacher though has been taking some time off right now to spend at home with her two little guys, who are featured in a lot of her work!  Colleen is really looking forward to the opportunity to combine her loves of teaching and scrapbooking and hopes that you will join her this month!  You can keep up with what Colleen is doing, by visiting her Blog.  See below for Colleen's exciting new classes!