I saw the entire NEW PRIMA line today that will be debuting at CHA in January! WOOHOOOO! I posted a bunch of photos. Please take a look HERE to see it. Don't faint! It's unbelievable, so make sure you are sitting down!!!

Here is a few photos just to get you ready:

Happy News Years Eve!!

What better way to see out 2008 and ring in 2009 than a big ole giveaway!!
That's right - Michelle has generously decided to share these two books with one lucky winner!!
Frame it! by Tonia Davenport
You can take a peek inside this book here.

and that's not all - this book is included as well:
Wild Tiles by Chrissie Grace

You can take a peek inside this book here.

What do you have to do to be included?
Just share your resolutions for 2009 on the message board on this thread before Sunday, 11:59PM EST, January 4, 2009.

On Monday, we will include the name of all participants in a drawing to receive both books!! Be sure to check back to see the winner too!

A few things that made me smile this week!!

Everyone comments on how awesome the Gallery is at A Million Memories so I thought I'd highlight a few projects that made me smile this week!

Who wouldn't smile at this CUTE little snowman which was handmade by Design Team Member Tonya. You can see more details HERE:

Who doesn't love a little girl who sucks her thumb? (I have one myself...LOL)!! This layout was done by Lauren (lkylaurenkay) using the December AMM kit. Check out more details HERE:

And you know me! I can't resist a good mini album. I just LOVE this mini album by member Maria. It's all about the Favorites '08. (These are fun and simple ways to use your scraps and document your kid's growth . And they love looking at their photos and at the things they love). You can see more details HERE:

And I couldn't resist highlighting this layout by Jenni who has been a faithful member of AMM for a long time. She hasn't scrapped in a while but I think she got her MOJO back!!! You can see more details HERE:

And finally, I just LOVE this Christmas Card from owner Michelle. She said this was not her first choice but I think it's awesome and I wanted to highlight it. I love this photo of Michelle, Mick, Chloe and Daniel. They look so happy! You can leave Michelle some lovin' HERE:

Maya Road houses

Sometimes I love to create something else besides a layout, card or mini album. So when I noticed those cute Maya Road houses in store at A Million Memories, I couldn't resist buying them. ( ).

You could create a whole village if you like, they are super cute!

Don't you just want to live there? I would!

This Just In!

There is brand spanking new Basig Grey in the store! Basic Grey's Bittersweet is their new Valentine's Day collection. It is so pretty! Rich browns, pinks, and reds!. I love the chip sticker shapes too. This line would make really cute mini books or cnady bag toppers for your child's class on Valentine's Day.

Here are a couple of pages to whet your appetite. (Yes, whet is spelled right).

Here's the link to go get some for yourself:

Chip sticker shapes:

Merry Christmas!

DT projects

Here are some gorgeous DT projects the DT made with Graphic 45 papers.







Layout of the Week!

My pick for layout of the week comes from pamelacy. She enteed this piece in the "Flippin' for the Holidays" contest. Click the link to go see her directions for creating this beautiful canvas. While you're there leave her some love!

"Christmas Canvas" by pamelacy

Beautiful Christmas Goodies!

Have you seen this beautiful limited edition kit?

Don't forget there's a 15% discount!!

If Christmas is not your thing, here's another magnificent one:

But you must hurry, these are LIMITED edition kits and there are only one or two left!

Sneak January Kit

I'm so excited about the new kit from A Million Memories, just look at that.
Can't wait to play with it. If you want it too, you can go here to get a subscription

Hot Bargains at A Million Memories

Right now through Sunday night, you can take 15% off of all orders using code 1215 at checkout. Also, most of the Christmas paper in the store is marked down 10% - 25% off ~ so this will be in addition to 15% off of the entire order.

Karen's DT Challenge - December 14-27

Here's the challenge. I think it's a fun and a simple one. few rules only:

1. use a black and white photo
2. besides black and white, use only ONE more color. All tones/shades are welcome

here's Karen's example.

Layout of the Week

This very beautiful layout by our very own Charlotte is the layout of the week!!!

Congrats Charlotte it's so pretty!!!!

I asked Charlotte some questions to get to know her better:

How long have you been scrapbooking?
Since high school, but I seriously got into after my son was born in 2002. I knew I had a really important reason to scrapbook!!!!!!

What is your favorite color combination?
I LOVE Brown and Pink toghether!!

What is your biggest inspiration?
Visiting friends on blogs, magazines and of course my photos!!!!

What music are you listening to, right now?
Our local Christmas Station..... "Bells Will Be Ringing.....

Describe your style.
Um.............A little eclectic, off the wall, all over the place!!! LOL!!! No really I think kinda girly with lots of bright colors!

What is one thing you can't do a layout without?

Your dream vacation?
Jamacia MAN!!!!!

Layout of the Week

Each week the design team chooses a layout to feature on our boards and our homepage. Simply upload your work into our user gallery and you could be chosen for the LOTW.

This week's Layout of the Week (LOTW) is by a new member of ours, Vanessa Colant, "Nessa".

Nessa is from Belgium and has a really fun and playful style, as you can see in the layout the design team chose.

We wanted to learn more about Nessa, so we asked her some fun questions.

How long have you been scrapbooking?
I have enjoyed scrapbooking since 2004... Beginnning with a pregnancy album.
Where do you find inspiration?
Visiting my idols' blogs
Looking at decor magazines
Walking on the street, looking at all of life's details.
What is your favorite color combination?
There are so many and it depends on my mood,
but for the moment, my favorite combo is turquoise and brown or black and apple
What is your favorite drink?
Tea and coca cola
What music are you listening to, right now?
I love listening to Jason Mraz
Describe your style in 5 words.
According to my mood, my scrap style is changing....
Self portrait
Chalk and stamping
Pictures, as I always want perfect pictures on my layouts
What is your favorite meal?
Italian food as my origin are in italy but I also love eating sushis and
maki's ...
Your dream vacation?
On the beach, sunshine

Thank you for joining A Million Memories, Nessa! We are enjoying getting to know you better and look forward to seeing more of your work.


At the moment I'm busy with making Christmas cards. Today I finished one card, and one tag.

I love to make the flowers, it's not difficult! Really!! I'll show you how to make the flowers. I hope you like it!!

Have you seen these gorgeous flowers? I really love them!! Take a look here
and you can find more gorgeous flowers and new prima stuff in the AMM store!

Do you know?

Do you know that the design team is frequently sponsored by manufacturers? We have a gallery full of designs dedicated to specific manufacturers. It's a great way to get inspiration for using your stash and seeing how to use the latest products. The current design team sponsors are GCD, Making Memories and Graphic 45. If you scroll to the bottom of the gallery, you will notice a list of manufacturers on the left side. You can click on any of those to see the design team gallery for that manufacturer. Take a look in the design gallery. We think you'll find tons of inspiration there.

Here are some designs from the latest galleries:

Making Memories
The product is from the Paperie line. It's flocked, glittered and die cut. It's all gorgeous! You can find these colors in the store; poolhouse, rouge, and greenhouse.

Jenn made this adorable page using the Rouge line.

Tonya made this stunning page using the Poolhouse line.

Carole made this gorgeous layout using Greenhouse.

Graphic 45

Graphic 45 sent us the gorgeous Botanicabella papers to work with. There are still some left in the store. Here are some great designs from the team.

Patti made this wonderful Christmas page using the papers:

Corien made this gorgeous vintage layout:

Carole made this lovely layout.

How to

Do you wanna know how to make this LO?
Here is how to.

Take a piece of kraft cardstock and make the edges old with the edge scraper and distress ink.
Tear a piece of dessin paper and do the same.

Cut some pieces of die cut paper and paint them brown

Put them a bit under the dessin paper

Tear some pieces paper from an old book, and put them in the edges, under the dessin and die cut paper

Make the edges of the photo old with sanding paper, or a file

Tear another piece of paper and treat it with the edge scraper and distress ink. Put it half under the photo and add a piece of ribbon to it.

Than take a piece of bubble plastic and brown paint, and put some on the LO

Take an old tag and put some 3D tape under it

Stamp 1 of the corners with a corner stamp and black paint.

Finish it with some flowers, buttons and a piece of paper