Thursday, December 30, 2010


After prayerful consideration, I've decided to close the Memory Garden Scrapbook Shoppe at the end of January. I've struggled with this decision because the store is doing well, but there are other factors to consider. Right now I need to devote my attention to my family, my home and myself.

The store will be open only on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays in January. We'll have one more Friday Night Crop, Card Connection & Cricut Swarm. Ayde and I look forward to spending time with you, and making this a great send-off.

Starting Monday (Jan. 3) everything in the store will be 25% off. I've put out several new items in the last week. Come in soon for best selection.

Please check the calendar for the complete schedule, and register for all events via e-mail.

I'll see you soon.


Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm Thankful

I'm so blessed, and thankful for each of you. To express my gratitiude, I'm offering this FREE make-n-take to everyone who comes in and mentions they saw this on our blog! It's made with our cake slice die and Cricut Paper Doll Dress-Up cartridge. You can fill it with all kinds of goodies.
You have to come in tomorrow through Friday of this week, though. Remember, the store will be closed from Nov. 20 - 26th.
Those of you who are attending our Cricut Swarm, I've got you covered. I'll have a kit for each of you on Friday night.
Keep in mind this is my sample- and looks a bit messy. I didn't even wait for it to dry before I took the photo & smeared the stickles. It really is cute in person.
I'll see you soon.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Joy & Jubilation

A little while ago my UPS guy drives up, and my heart goes pitter-patter. What can he be bringing me today? What joy and jubilation I felt when I opened that box and found an assortment of Tim Holtz NEW stamps. I would've posted a picture, but it wouldn't do them justice. You'll just have to come in and take a look.
I also have a limited quantity of his Tattered Floral & Rosette dies on hand.
Gotta lOVE this guy...Tim Holtz - not my UPS man.

Monday, November 8, 2010

12 Hours of FUN

What a day! Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 12 Hour Crop on Saturday. It never seems like we've been at it for 12 hours after the day is done. It was a pleasure being surrounded by a group of such talented ladies. I appreciate you all very much.
This is of one of the make-n-take projects presented during the crop & some of the ladies working on it. As always, Ayde presented a fabulous idea to us. Thank you Ayde for sharing your creativity. The ladies enjoyed it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NEW October Afternoon Line

I have to let you see some new items that came in recently. Don't ya' just looove it? It's by October Afternoon, and is so versatile. I also received "Jovial" Basic Grey's latest Christmas line. It has a "woodsy' feel, and can also be used for your deer hunting layouts.
We'll be cropping from 9 to 9 on Saturday woo-hoo! Can't wait to post some pics of everyone having a good time. Come by - even if you're not cropping with us. We'd love to see you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Grunge Flower Frame Class

We had a great time on Saturday during Cindy's class. Although everyone was working on the same project, they each turned out different. You know how that is. We learned how to make dimensional flowers out of grunge paper, and they turned out beautiful. Thanks ladies for a fun Saturday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


A lot of you have come by and you know how busy we've been with crops, classes and just creating tons of S P O O K Y what nots. Here's our counter display. I can't take credit for all of this. There are many lovely ladies who've contributed their talent. HUGS- (you know who you are.)

If you need some Halloween favors for kids' classmates, co-workers, neighbors, etc., it's not too late. Come over, and we'll help you create something spooktacular.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sept. Card Connection

These are the cards that our talented Card Connection ladies presented. Aren't they awesome? If you're not joining us for our Card're missing out. The next one is scheduled in November. Make plans to attend.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pumpkin Cat

You all know that most of my projects end up half-way started...I actually completed this one! I used the new Halloween line by Echo Park. It has a vintage feel, so I paired it up with this "Pumpkin Cat" stamp. What do you think?

Of course, everything I used can be found here at MGSS.

Monday, September 20, 2010


You can never have too many circle, ovals and squares. These are very beautifully bordered, and brand new. Remember, these nestabilities by Spellbinders can be used in your Cuttlebug or Big Shot machine.
I've been very busy stocking all kinds of new items. Stop by soon!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

S.W.A.L.K. Stamps

We're not just getting in holiday-themed items...Look at these stamps that just came in. They are sooo cute & include a sentiment.
By the way, I heard everyone had a great time at our "Bonus" crop on Saturday. Ayde demonstrated how to transfer a stamped image onto a candle. What a nice hand-made gift idea for any occasion. Thanks to all who participated & to Ayde for sharing her expertise!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sizzix Dies by Tim Holtz

I still have a few of these Tim Holtz dies available. I almost didn't get a chance to put them on the shelf-they were selling off my counter when I first got them. Remember, if you're interested in purchasing any Tim Holtz die - or any other die that you can't find locally, let me know and I'll look into ordering it for you. Also, Tim Holtz's new die cut machine "The Vagabond" is on pre-order. I'll put you on the list if you're interested.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Stampendous Stamps

This image and sentiment are part of a stamp set called "Costume Kids." We received several new rubber sets that are holiday themed (including Changito). LOTS of new merchandise this week including Tim Holtz dies, fall and holiday paper & embellishments by Imaginisce.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Susan G. Komen Fund Raiser

As many of you already know, ScrapPink was suspended for this year by the sponsor (Scrapbooks etc. Magazine). Instead we're selling these 15 month calendars to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation. They are $20 and 100% of that will go towards the foundation. Each month features a local breast cancer survivor. Please come by the store for your copy & let's do all we can for this very worthy cause.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Halloween's a HOOOOT!

Here's a card made with the brand new A Muse stamps we just received yesterday. We got in a large shipment of fall and winter themed stamps, so come out and take a look. It's not too early to think about Halloween and the Holidays. You definitely want to be prepared, and this is just the first shipment of merchandise. Check in often for updates.

This particular card was made with the "Hazel Owl Witch" and "Halloween Hoot" stamps.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Twinkling H2O

This is a unique product that I saw in many booths at CHA. They are dry watercolor cakes that are incredibly shimery. Either use with water-brushes or mist the product with water and use a regular paintbrush to deepen colors or add accents to an image.

Monday, August 9, 2010

12 Hour Crop

Our first 12 Hour Crop was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who participated. To those who couldn't make it , we will difinitely do this again- so make sure to join us next time. I didn't take any photos, but check out Ayde's blog (Stamping with Love). She's posted several pics taken on Saturday. Thanks again for supporting The Memory Garden Scrapbook Shoppe.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Brand NEW Cuttlebug Bundles are in. Four folders in each package. The themes are: Mini Monsters, Heritage, Preserves, Freshly Picked, and my personal favorite - Create a Critter. These will definitely be hot items, so come in soon for yours.
We also received some new Popcorn Bear stamp sets, re-stocked more stickles, pearl embossing powders, and much more.
Remember, we stock clear envelopes in a variety of sizes to show of those gorgeous cards you make.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hi everyone. I got back from my vacation, and waiting for me was this brand new die set. It's called " Mixed Up album". It makes a cute mini album with different (mixed-up) pages. I ordered it without holes, so it can be used vertically, horizontally and to highlight photos or as journaling cards for your scrapbook pages. Our Accucut die-cut machine cuts through cardstock, chipboard and clear plastic sheets. Holes can be punched through any of these with a Crop-A-Dile. Here are some samples of projects made using this die set...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Scrappy Moms Sentiment Stamp Sets

Puns and cutsey sentiments are all the rage right now in card-making.
We've been anticipating the arrival of these sets by a brand new company (Scrappy Moms). I'm thrilled they arrived, and that we are the very FIRST & ONLY LSS to sell them! You've got to have these-so many possibilites. OMGosh!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kids' Crops Going Strong

WE are very proud of how well our Kids' Crops have been going. Here's proof that there are kids who are interested in things other than television & video games, and we're happy to provide a place for them to express their creativity.

Friday, July 2, 2010

RGV Garden Cricuts

These are some of the lovely ladies that attended our most recent Cricut Swarm. We call ouselves "The RGV Garden Cricuts". Catchy name. Huh? Just look at the fun projects they worked on while they were here. Just beautiful!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back in Business after Alex/ July Calendar

Thank God Hurricane Alex was not a direct hit! The store is still boarded up, but we should be back up and running tomorow (Friday, July 2-1 p.m.)). I don't have customers' e-mail addresses on my home computer, so I'll send out the July newsletter tomorrow as well.
In the meantime, check out the July calendar page on the blog. You'll have to click on the calendar once you're in the page to show the entire thing.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Kid's Crop- June 17, 2010

We had our first Kid's Crop on Thursday. The girls learned how to stamp on fabric and also made a Father's Day card. We have Kid's Crops every Thursday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. during the summer. If you know of anyone (7 to 14 yrs old) who's interested in joining us, please sign them up by the Tuesday before each crop.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pajama Crop Night

We had our first PJ Crop Night on Friday. Everyone looked so cute and comfortable. We'll have to do this again. There were a bunch of hard-working gals in here. We had 3 gypsies going at once...Suzi even demonstrated a card recipe that can be used for any occassion. Thanks girls.

Michelle was voted most cute in her pajamas. She won a Father's Day themed stamp set.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Merchandise

I did finally receive the "Stick & Spray" to prolong the life of your Cricut mats.

Also, we have brand new Cuttlebug folders. Come by and take a look!

May Card Connection

We had a great time at our Card Connection last Saturday. As always the ladies brought in fantastic projects to swap with each other. We have such talented customers. I'm truly honored to showcase their creations.

This is a portfolio in which the recipe cards fit into (Ayde's creation). WE have this and the die for the recipe cards available at our die cut center.