National Scrapbook Day

In my home, a revered holiday is National Scrapbook Day & this year it is this Saturday, May 3!

OK, it isn’t really, but I tell my kids, that this is the second most holy day of the year – the first being Mother’s Day of course. Of course, this is tongue in cheek :)

Every year, I mark this day and try to do something out of the ordinary. This year, I will be traveling and teaching at the store Scrapbook Central in Coconut Creek, FL – but for those of you who can’t hop a plane to join me, may I suggest a few other ideas:

1. Check out all the fun challenges and games that will be going on here at A Million Memories.
2. Buy a new scrapbook mag
3. Shop for some new goodies online here at A Million Memories
4. Introduce a friend to scrapbooking. NSD is the perfect day for this introduction!
5. Upload a new project to the gallery
6. Try a new technique – flip through some mags or books for inspiration.
7. Buy a new idea book (ahem – I know a good one :)
8. Have someone take a photo of you enjoying the day (great to scrapbook on NSD or later)
9. Organize your scrap space – this is a great way to get back the mojo!
10. Have a tool or product that has always been on your scrap wish list? Buy it on NSD to celebrate :)

Have fun and enjoy National Scrapbooking Day! No matter how you decide to spend your day, we hope you will somehow include A Million Memories! :)

Scrap on!

Layout of the Week April 28-May 6

If you've seen this amazing layout by dianneh you are most probably not surprised that she's the Layout of the Week this week!!



Click the photo to leave her a few nice words. If you want to checkout the rest of Dianneh's gallery, click here.

Congratulations!!

Have you seen this??

Check this out....while scouring through the AMM store...look what I found!! Isn't it the coolest? I think it would be fun to make a tiny mini album with each person in your family. You can insert a small photo in the larger box.
The smaller stamps would be perfect for those times when you just can't think of anything to write...it's like an instant journaling spot!



You can grab it here!


And check out all of the rest of the stamps in the store here.

More AMM diva Birthdays!!!

Happy Birthday to EMILY (4/27/2008) and KRISTY (scrapwithkjo - 4/26/2008)!!

Have a great day...you CAN have your cake and eat it too!!!!


May's Featured AMM Scrap Star!

We are happy to announce that Jennifer (Jennsue) has been selected as the new featured AMM Scrap Star!


You'll be able to learn all about Jennifer in our upcoming newsletter. Until then, go check out her gallery or stop by her blog. Congratulations Jennifer!

AMM Graphic 45 Altered Item Contest

This is a 2 1/2 week contest inspired by the Unique Paper crafting Graphic 45 paper lines *Time Nouveau and *Baby 2 Bride.Your challenge is to create an altered item (no cards or LO's please) or mini album with a min. of 4 to 5 pages using (a majority) or (80%) of Graphic45 paper lines Time Nouveau or Baby 2 Bride.


Contest will run from April 25th to May 13th so you will be have 2 and 1/2 weeks to complete your projects and post a picture in the Gallery and post a link to the corresponding thread back in the Contest forum of the Boards. Winner will be chosen by Michelle Q. and the whole DT members and will receive an amazing prize package courtesy of Graphic 45 and A Million Memories.

For more details http://www.amillionmemories.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=15100
Here is a picture of what you could WIN!!!!



C'mon girls get your creative juices flowing and alter...alter....alter!

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday Jennifer aka: Jennsue! We hope you have a great day!


Sneak Peek of the May Kit

In case you haven't seen it yet, here is a sneak peek of what is in store for the May kit. Such pretty colors and beautiful trims. I think my favorite thing is the frame! You can see it here as well.


Watch for the full kit reveal soon!

Now In the Store: Melissa Frances and More!

This week there are lots of new additions to the store. Here's a sneak:



You can find more Melissa Frances stamps, papers, and embellishments. You can also find Doodlebug Sequins, Journaling Spots from MAMBI, SEI tags and a lot of odds and ends!

Come check it all out!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

This wonderful lady deserves a post all her own today! Please come on over to the message boards and help us wish Michelle, the owner of A Million Memories, a Happy Birthday.


Weekly RAK


You can win Journal Revolution Book just by answering this question and post on this thread.

With so many changes going on, we want to know......what changes have we made in the site, blog or shopping sections of AMM that made you happy or just more convenient for ya?

We will announce RAK winner Friday.

Preview of the Week

There are always plenty of things happening at A Million Memories. This week is no different! Here's a little run-down of what's happening:

Design Team Challenge from Becky: dig out your office supplies and put them to use!

Daily Scrap Challenge initiated by Jen Martakis. Check out the challenges board.

Registration continues for Karen's "Book of Me" course.

Secret Sister Swap is underway for May, June, and July. Everyone should have their partner and be able to begin shopping!

For most of us, "scrapcation" is over, but if you're like me and didn't get to the challenges, refer back to the challenge list at any time!

Birthdays this week:
Tuesday, April 22: Michelle (MillionMom)
Wednesday, April 23: Jennifer (Jennsue)
Saturday, April 26: Kristy (scrapwithkjo)

Happy Birthday to you all! If we have missed any of you, please let us know so we can extend good wishes to you on your special day.

Have a great week everyone!

AMM National Scrapbooking Day Weekend Crop

A Million Memories National Scrapbooking Day Weekend Crop
When: May 2nd through May 4th

We have a wonderful weekend planned for you. If you like challenges, games and prizes then this is the place where you want to be! There are challenges and games every hour for you to enjoy, chats throughout the day, get to know the entire team of AMM, meet, inspire and challenge fellow scrapbookers here at AMM. This weekend will be fun, fast phase, gobs of prizes to be won and we will keep you so busy that at the end of the day you will have tons of LO's & projects completed and the best part.... a whole lot of your *STASH* used up to make room for the new ones you will get a chance to W*I*N!!!!

The weekend officially starts Friday May 2nd with a CHAT and postings of a couple challenges to get you warmed up for the crazy fun we have planned for Saturday May 3rd National Scrapbooking Day through Sunday May 4th. Nothing is due until Sunday May 4th at midnight so you will get to choose one or as many challenges you want to participate in or do them all! If you enjoy Sketch challenges, Theme challenges, playing Bingo and a few Surprise challenges and games then come join us! Every game, LO's, cards, and projects you complete your name will go in the drawing for the Grand prize. But wait!!! That’s not all we have other prizes to give away throughout the weekend so check back with us for more details as it get's near NSD weekend.

JOIN US!!! Party like a Scrap Star!!! Hope to see you all on National Scrapbooking Day!

AMM's First Online Class: The Book of Me

Come join us for AMM's first ever online class for an introductory price of $10!!

DT member Karen Grunberg (that's me!) will be teaching: The Book of Me: Six easy and six not-so-easy facts about me



You'll have access to a students-only board and here's some more information about the class:

This album will guide you to make a minibook containing 6 easy and 6 not so easy facts about you. Each page of the minibook will be a list of six things on a particular topic, like songs you like or places you've been. There will be six pages of easy and fun facts about you and then six pages of deeper, more meaningful facts. A total of 14 classes will be spread across three weeks to give you plenty of time to catch up.

Each class will contain an example page from Karen's minibook with alternate ideas, photography tips, journaling tips, and lot of other inspiration. You will have access to a private bulletin board where you can ask questions, show off your minibook pages and share the joy of creating a memorable and meaningful album for yourself and your loved ones.

The best thing about this class is that you can use your own stash and your own, unique style to create your book. It will be 100% authentic to you.

You can find a lot more information here.
and register for the class here.

We hope you join us!

New Feature at the Store!

If you haven't been to the AMM store in a while, you must come check it out! Now you can buy multiple items at once without going into each product's page. Did you also know you can search for products? Here's a search I did for "rubons" and I can buy the items right from the result page. I can even see if they're out of stock:



Come, check out the store!

In the Store now: Maya Road

We have beautiful new Maya Road goodies in the store. Here's a sneak:



Checkout the new stamps, albums, embellishments, and chipboard books.

Two new Limited Edition Kits in the store

We have two new beautiful Limited Edition Kits up at the store:




You can buy them here and here.

They are very limited so get them before they're gone!

Now in the store: Chatterbox

We've just received Chatterbox's Happy Day collection. Here's a sneak of these awesome papers:



You can see all of it here.

We Love you Moe!

Congratulations Maureen (Moerizzo) on 1000 posts! We are so glad you are a part of our community!


And check out this gorgeous new picture:

New Project Kit

Is this beautiful or what? This is a New Project Class Kit Design by our very own Becky Heisler. You can get the kit with all the products you will need to complete it and full color instructions or just the instructions if you want to use your own stash!

You can get it by clicking here.

Now in the store: Anna Griffin

Anna Griffin's amazing papers and embellishments from CHA winter are now in the store! Here's a tiny sneak:



We have the Sierra, Blythe, Carolina, and Dorothy collections! Come check them all out!

We love your new avatar Karla!


Karla, we love your new avatar and wanted to spread the love! You're the best and so is your new avatar!

Please Welcome our new Events Director



Michelle Magana will be hosting contests, doing giveaways, and all of the fun stuff!

Welcome Michelle! We're so excited to have you!

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you Patti

For those of you who are not on the AMM boards, Patti, one of the AMM Designers, has been in the hospital with her son Luke for the past two days. Luke has an abscess on his face and we think things are getting better but we wanted to ask you to please keep Patti and Luke in your thoughts and prayers. We love you Patti.

AMM's new Design Team

Here are the new design team members:



From top left (alphabetical by first name):
Becky Heisler (DT Coordinator)
Greta Baksa
Hilde Janbroers
Jennifer Findlay
Karen Gr├╝nberg
Kimmithy Achord
Kitty Foster
Patti Hutchenson
Tonya Dirk

Congratulations ladies!

April Design Team Projects

Have you seen our design team's amazing work with the fabulous April Kit?

Here are a few sneaks:




You can see much more here.

Have you created with our April kit yet? Make sure to share your projects!

Now in the Store: Pink Paislee and Graphic 45

Come take a look at the new Pink Paislee papers and stamps and the Graphic 45 papers.




And come back for a contest with a Graphic 45 prize package next month!

Sneak Peek: Becky's New Class Kit

If you love Becky's art as much as I do, you'll love the new class kit Becky designed exclusively for AMM!

Here's a sneak peek:



Make sure to check the AMM Limited Edition Kits for a full reveal later this week.

Wednesday RAK ~ April 9 ~ Love, Elsie's Josie

Do you want to win papers and embellishments from Love Elsie's Josie line?




Click here and tell Michelle a silly joke!

Do you wish you had decorative edged papers?

They've been so popular lately, they're everywhere. Kinsey, an AMM member, couldn't resist them either but she grew impatient waiting for her order to arrive so she decided to take matters into her own hand. She created fabulous templates so she can make her own decorative edged papers. Isn't she awesome?

Here are a few photos of her templates:






Visit here and here to see many more.

Thanks Kinsey, you rock!

Party Like a Scrap Star T-SHIRTS on sale now

Come checkout our new cafepress store. We are not making a profit on these so that we could make them as cheap as possible. We hope you like them! Here is one of the shirts:




We also have totes, stickers and many others!

Have you seen our April Kit?

 


Our April Kit is now up. Come see more detail and buy it here.