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Shop News — Marjorie Towers

Shop News

Here are some of my favorite new things that have come in recently:

A new birthday line by Webster’s Pages.  Love the feather flowers!


And aren’t these papers from Best Creation fun?  Glad someone finally figured out to make the right and left sides match!


Anyone have pictures from a trip across the country? You could map it using these papers by Paper House:

us map

And I’m really excited about these stencils from Crafter’s Warehouse.  Pictured are the 6×6, but they come in 12×12, too.


We couldn’t find tinsel anywhere in July when we were making Tim Holtz tags.  Now it’s everywhere, by the yard and in packs like this:


So that’s what caught my eye this week.

And now for the weekly blog special: mention this post and get 25% off any of the items I talked about!



Well, first let me say, welcome to 2011!  This really has nothing to do with organizing your supplies but I got a new camera for Christmas.  And now I have to learn how to manually focus – didn’t realize how much I had been relying on the auto thing.  But did anyone catch the absolutely fantastic sunsets we had last Wednesday.  I rushed out and snapped this photo using the “Scene – Sunset” setting on my camera.  It really did look just this incredible (only a little crisper as I still don’t have the focusing down).

sunset 1

Anyway, I hope 2011 finds you snapping lots of photos for your albums.  We are so blessed to live in a place of incredible sunsets, don’t you think?

One thing I hope to do by sharing about organizing your supplies, is to show you how I organize mine.  And I love the way I have my ribbon “stored.” I love the way it adds color to my studio space.  I have collected various jars, mason and others, to keep my ribbon in.  I sort by color.  I don’t roll it up or anything.  I just shove it in the jar.  It doesn’t seem to get wrinkled. When I need a piece I just pull it all out, choose the one I want, and shove them back in.  Not very scientific but it works and it looks so great up on my shelf.  I also have a selection of smaller jars for buttons. Then I use snack size baggies to keep the fibers in.  These I punch holes in the upper left corner and thread a piece of ribbon through and tie a bow.  They hang on a pin below the respective jars.  Here’s a photo of how it looks in my studio:

ribbon jars

This method of course, implies that you have a shelf to store your ribbon jars on.  My second favorite method for storing ribbon is to use ribbon rings.  These we sell at the store.  They take up virtually no space at all.  Your ribbon does not get wrinkled.  You can easily pick up the rings and put the whole kit and kaboodle in a ziploc storage bag and bring them with you to crop (or a suitcase if you’re going on a retreat).  The plastic tabs and the rings are pretty inexpensive.  And they look so festive hanging from a nail or a drawer pull or wherever you want to hang them.  Super easy and really economical.

ribbon ring

And here’s a close up of the rings and the plastic tabs:  you can really store an awful lot of ribbon of all widths and styles on these tabs, which come in two sizes.

ribbon ring close up

Thanks for stopping by the check out my first Organization tip.  If you read my email newsletter for this week, you know that all products for organizing your stuff are 30% off starting Monday, January 10, and lasting through the end of January.

Next post, I will talk about paper.  Hope to see you then.



Scrap Pink 2010

October 3, 2010

in ScrapPInk, Shop News

guest of honor

Watching the NFL today and seeing the players with their pink chin straps, pink gloves, pink towels & pink shoes in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was reminded to post about Creating Lasting Memories’ great ScrapPink crop two weeks ago.  13 of us met to Crop for a Cure and we raised $150 to donate to CC’s here in Brookings, Oregon.  Our guest of honor was Clary (pictured above) who inspired us with her victory story of surviving breast cancer.  We were all encouraged to get regular mammograms. Thank you Clary for your bravery and your words of hope.

Here’s a picture of the whole gang:

the gang

I love you guys!  You are the best!!

(I’ve got lots of photos from Ruth and Sonja and me, so bring by a CD or thumb drive to the store and get your copies.  Then get to work on your layout using the kits you got.  Remember, you could win a $20 gift certificate and be our featured layout for ScrapPink 2011.)


I am so excited to announce that one of our favorite guest teachers, Maggie Crawford, will be here next weekend to teach three classes.  The first will be a card class using Elizabeth Craft glitter.  The stunning results had everyone talking at CHA in January.  You will make three  cards, shown below:

CARDS510 008

This class meets Friday, May 21, at 1:30p.m.

The next class Maggie will teach is a scrapbook class.  You will make a 2 page layout using We R Memory Keepers new line “Old Glory.”  Now you can get your layout done for those July 4th pictures ahead of time.  After the holiday, all you will need to do is just print them out and adhere them to your pages.  Here is what this fabulous layout looks like:

May 10 cropped

The class meets Saturday morning, May 22, at 10:30a.m.  Maggie has never taught a class for just you scrapbookers and I hope you will be able to come and show her how much you appreciate her class just for you.  Maggie will be teaching some techniques in this class too, so it should be a fun time.

Lastly, Maggie will teach another of her fabulous Ranger card classes.  Using a lot of the new Ranger product that they introduced at CHA in January, like the distress inks, you will make 4 cards as shown below:

CARDS510 007

Maggie’s Ranger class is always a lot of fun.  Hope you can join us on Saturday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m.

All three classes are only $25 each which includes all supplies.  Just bring your basic kit.  Stop by and sign up or give us a call.  It is going to be a wonderful weekend.


It’s official.  We know how to have fun at Creating Lasting Memories.  Our first Spring Fling on Saturday was 7 hours of non-stop card making excitement.  We made seven birthday cards and now have a nice supply (and absolutely NO excuse for not sending a card full of wishes).

The teachers were all good sports and wore these fun chef hats & aprons we acquired at CHA.  Check out Shari in this photo:


There was lots of good food to eat and plenty of chocolate. I don’t think they minded the hourly prize drawings either!

main room

It was a great time for young and old alike.  Here’s Dottie with her granddaughter Jenn who was visiting from California.  What a treat to get to know her better.


I just want to say a special word of thanks to all 6 of my fabulous teachers: Shari Townley, Marti Arrell, Allene Fewell, Loye Rich, Chris Liles, and Bonnie Bremer.  You guys are wonderful, creative and so supportive.  I couldn’t have done it without you.

Watch for posts of their very creative cards.  I’ll try to give you some instructions on how they were made, similar to what I did after World Card Making Day.

Have a great week and be sure to take some time for ART.


Library Display

November 8, 2009

in Shop News

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Cards on display at the Chetco library

Creating Lasting Memories is this month’s guest artist at the Chetco library.  Stop by the display in the lobby and check out the featured cards, scrapbooks and altered books.  I included a lot of typed information about the hobby along with the samples.  So far, the feedback has been very positive.  Let me know what you think.

Scrapbooks on display at the Chetco library

Scrapbooks on display at the Chetco library


Scrap Pink

September 20, 2009

in Shop News

The room was decorated in pink crepe paper and balloons

The room was decorated in pink crepe paper and balloons

We had a fabulous time Friday night Cropping for the Cure!! The room was decorated in pink, pink, pink:  flowers, crepe paper and these wonderful balloons.  We also had a special guest: Dottie Schrieber, a good friend and a card maker extraordinaire, came and shared with us some of her experiences as a breast cancer survivor.  With humor, humility and grace she truly glorified God in her presentation.  I was so proud of her.

Dottie was presented with pink roses.

Dottie was presented with pink roses.

The evening included lots of prizes many of which were generously donated by our wonderful EK Success rep Kathy Gallagher.  Thank you Kathy for helping to make our evening so special.

And here’s the whole gang posing for the camera:

group cropped

Thanks guys for your support of Susan G. Komen for the cure.  I consider it an honor to be your called your friend.


I promised special sales for those who read the blog and here’s the first one.

In the brochure that the downtown merchant’s association is passing out to the derby participants and their families, there is a coupon.  Buy two sheets of paper and get the third one for FREE!  Yep, that’s a great sale.

Now, as a Creating Lasting Memories customer, you don’t need the coupon.  You just need to come in anytime today and say, “I ready it on your blog”, and the sale is for you too!  The 2 for 1 sale will apply to as many sheets of paper as you want.  As always, the discount goes towards the lowest priced paper.

Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend.  See you later!


Birthday Party “favors”

September 1, 2009

in Shop News

I talked about this is the August, 09 newsletter.  Creating Lasting Memories now does birthday parties! Designed for girls OR boys, each child makes their very own scrapbook filled with pictures of themselves and their friends at the party.  We do the decorations and provide food, even the cake if you want.  All you do is bring the kids.

Now here is the “favor” for Creating Lasting Memories fans:  Tell a friend about this birthday party thing and if they decide to book a party, you will get a $20 gift certificate to use in the store.  All they have to do is mention your name and we will make out the gift certificate and have it waiting for you at the front register.