Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Grateful Greeting Card

Hello.  Today I am sharing a card created by Cassie using Jillibean Soup, Country Pumpkin Chowder collection.

"The brown scallop border and orange strip are both from the coordinating punch out die cuts. For the button I used the cute plaid die cut button and covered it with Crystal Effects to give some dimension and shine." 

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Many Options with Acorn Hollow

Hello Followers.  Today I am revisiting the Acorn Hollow line by Little Yellow Bicycle.  There is so much (many different layouts) you can do with the paper and the embellishments.  I have had a lot of fun creating with this product. 



Let us know what you think.  We would love to hear your feedback and thoughts. 
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Have a great day!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jillibean Soup Card by Cassie D'Ambrosio

This morning The Memory Nest welcomed Cassie D'Ambrosio to our design team.   If you did not see that post, check it out.  Cassie is the new designer for The Memory Nest.  Cassie's first card that we will be showcasing was made using the Country Pumpkin Chowder collection from Jillibean Soup.  Most of you may have seen the scrapbook pages we posted last week using the same materials (if not it is in the archives). 

Here is what Cassie said about her design:  
"I just love all the colors and patterns in this collection. The Die Cut sheet makes it quick and easy to put together cards as well as layouts.
For my first card I cut two strips from the patterned paper and cut the bottoms into a banner shape. Then I layered a couple of the die cuts together with dimensional adhesive and a stamped sentiment for the center. I rounded the bottom corners of the card base then added some faux stitching with a white gel pen for some extra detail."
Country Pumpkin Chowder can be purchased at
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Hope you enjoyed the card as much as I did.  Happy Scrapping and Shopping!

Welcome to Designer Cassie!

The Memory Nest is pleased to introduce our designer, Cassie D'Ambrosio. 
The Memory Nest is looking forward to working with Cassie.  She loves making cards, which are creative and beautiful.  Cassie has had her work published in Paper Crafts Magazine.  Card Creations and Card Magazine will be showcasing her work in their upcoming publications.
     Hello, my name is Cassie. I am married and have two children. I work full-time as an Architect and Interior Designer by day and love to play with paper, glue and all sorts of crafty tools at night! I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago and it quickly led to card making. I love making cards because the canvas is small and I can finish a project pretty quickly.  I love the quick satisfaction of completing a project!  I do still scrapbook, but cards are more of a passion for me. I love to experiment with different styles from Clean and Simple to Shabby Chic.  Other than paper crafting I love to crochet, knit, read, cook and decorate cakes and cookies.

Welcome Cassie!  The Memory Nest looks forward to seeing all your wonderful creations and showcasing your designs.  Check back later to see her card created with Jillibean Soup paper.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

30% off Scrapbooking Supplies and Drawing for a Prize

Hello Followers and Visitors.  Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend thus far.  I am busy preparing for next week's posts and ramping up for this hurricane that could be heading our way.  Just in time to cancel Halloween for the 2nd year in a row.  What are the chances?

Don't forget to follow our blog for your chance to win the Winter,Spring,Summer,Fall prize pack (pictured below).  You will be sure to love it. 

The Memory Nest is running a 30% off special through Monday on all items (Fall30day).  Take advantage of this wonderful offer.  All purchases will receive an entry into the drawing for the prize and a free gift.

I am off to plan some great posts for you with the papers we have in stock.  Make sure to check back next week. 

Happy Scrapping and Shopping!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Foliage Layout with Jillibean Soup Scrapbook Supplies

The final fall layout for this week is with Jillibean Soup scrapbook products. I used the Country Pumpkin Chowder papers Cream Style Corn and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.   I happened to have some stickers left over from the Apple Cheddar Soup layout I completed and posted earlier this week. The stickers coordinate dwell with the papers that I was using.  The cardstock is Bazzill Basics Sugar Cream.
 Close up shots of the different details on the 2 page layout.  Simple yet enjoyable.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scrapbook/Craft Prize for Following

Hello and welcome to The Memory Nest Blog.  We are a NEW online scrapbook store hoping to meet all your crafting needs and then some.  All who follow my blog will be entered into a drawing for The Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall Prize Pack.  The drawing will be held on 10/31/2012. 
(pictured above is the Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall Prize Pack which include winter paper by Echo Park and TaDa, Spring paper by Jillibean Soup, Summer Paper by Echo Park, and Fall paper by Little Yellow Bicycle.  Also included are Tombow tape runner and foam dots.)
Not into following a blog ~ make a purchase at and be entered into the drawing.  Plus your total order will be 30% off with coupon code Fall30day and all orders will receive a free gift.  Happy Shopping and Scrapping!


Thanksgiving with Summers End Paper

When I first saw a layout of Fancy Pants Summers End paper collection, I immediately fell in LOVE!!!  The colors are soft yet great for the fall.  I decided to use the collection to scrapbook some old Thanksgiving pictures that were waiting for a page home. 
 The picture below show the little details in closer view.  
All embellishments were done with strips of paper or stickers. 

The products used in this layout are all from the Summer's End collection by Fancy Pants.
(Falling Leaves, Strips and Element StickersFancy Pants ~ Summers End

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cards Made by Cassie

Next week The Memory Nest will be showcasing cards made by our designer, Cassie.   Cassie has past designing experience and I am thrilled to be working with her.  I look forward to sharing her work with you.   I posted one of her beautiful cards.  Make sure to follow The Memory Nest Blog to see what cards Cassie has designed for us.  Welcome Cassie!
All new followers will be entered in to win a package of scrapbooking/craft supplies.

Acorn Hollow for Thanksgiving

Hello fellow scrapbookers and crafters.  Somehow this post, which I know I posted yesterday was deleted or changes.  I am going to repost this layout with the wonderful papers and stickers by Little Yellow Bicycle in the paper collection Acorn Hollow. 
Here are the papers that I used:
Fawn by Bazzill Basics 
Little Yellow Bicycle - Acorn Hollow
Pretty Plaid/Flowered Dot, Bountiful Bands/Textured Teal,
Chevron Knit/Textured Gold, Fancy Forrest/Pumpkin Pinstripe
Here are some close up shots of the stickers I added and the flags
I made on the page ~ the details.

Check out The Memory Nest online store for these and other great scrapbooking/craft items.  Remember 30% off your total order - don't miss out. 
Also all new followers to my blog will be entered into a drawing for a prize.  I will be posting what the prize is later on today.  Happy Scrapping.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Be entered in to Win a Prize

Orders placed this week and all new followers on The Memory Nest's Blog, Twitter, or Facebook will be entered in to win a prize that all scrapbook lovers will enjoy! 
If you already follow me on Twitter, sign up to follow my Blog to be entered.  Drawing will be held on Halloween.   

Happy Shopping and Following from The Memory Nest.

Apple Picking - Apple Cheddar Soup Paper Collection

Apple Picking is one of my favorite fall activities.  The pictures vary from year to year depending on how early or late we go since the weather can sometimes be warmer than expected and the leaves may not be too colorful yet. 

These pictures are from a few years back and I finally had great paper to scrap them.  The background color is called Parakeet by Bazzill BasicsThe printed paper is the Apple Cheddar Soup collection by Jillibean Soup. 


On this two page layout (which can be done as a one page layout ~ see below) I used the Fresh Apple Slices and Green Peppercorn paper sheets (both are double sided). The cardstock stickers from the Apple Cheddar Soup collection added the final touch. 


  • The two 5x7 and one 4x6 pictures were matted using an off white/cream colored paper from a paper pack that I had in my stash. 
  • I cut out  10"x6" rectangle from the Apple Slices sheet.
  • An 8x8" square was cut out of the Green Peppercorn paper.
  • The cardstock stickers, Apple Cheddar Soup, were adhered to the page (see below).
  • I drew dashes around the outer edge of the Green Peppercorn square to look like stitching.
  • I used the scrap pieces on the second page to accent the right side adhering the pictures over the paper and then adding the embellishments and journaling.
  • I included the dashes around the Green Peppercorn paper for the same look as the left page.

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Jillibean Soup - Apple Cheddar Paper

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Foliage Scrapbook Layout

It can be difficult to catch the fall foliage at the right time for great pictures.  A few years back I dressed my children in brown and off white for a picture with the gorgeous colors of fall. 

The colors of the trees in the background are beautiful golden colors.  I did not want to use too much color in the layout but wanted to accentuate the browns and yellows. 

The background paper is Fawn by Bazzill Basics with the pictures matted in a cream colored cardstock that I had in my supplies. 

Jillibean Soup's new collection, Country Pumpkin Chowder had the colors that I was looking to bring out [in the pictures].  A little tidbit about Jillibean Soup is that the paper is made in the USA.

I chose Pumpkin Puree and Ground Cinnamon (double sided paper sheets).  I used the Pea Pod Parts (cardstock punch outs - no cutting) to embellish the page.

Page Pieces: The strips of paper that can be seen in the picture below left are 2" and 3" (Pumpkin Puree and Ground Cinnamon) with the scalloped strip from the Pea Pod Parts. The printed paper on the opposite page is a 2" strip of Ground Cinnamon going across the page (underneath the pics) with a 4"x6" piece of the Pumpkin Puree (tree) paper.  Then I cut a 1/4" strip of the Pumpkin Puree stripe and adhered it in between the horizontal strips attaching two of the Peas Pod Parts to the Center (picture bottom right).

Tombow tape runner was used to adhere all the wonderful papers and embellishments.  Tombow tape runners are so easy and quick to refill when you run out.  I made the butterflies and title "pop out" with Tombow foam tabs.

All items can be found at The Memory Nest online store ~  We hope to assist you with your scrapbooking supply needs soon!

Country Pumpkin Chowder


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pinterst to Halloween

I know this is totally not scrapbook related, but I would love to share some of the recent crafts I completed thanks to Pinterst.  I love Halloween and each year I host a Halloween party (kids and adults).  I must say I go a little crazy with decorating and planning, and each year I add more items to the insanity (good old Halloween fun - insanity).  Since I have finally joined Pinterest, I have enjoyed finding  new Halloween ideas.  Some of the projects I completed have been altered, but I would like to share my masterpieces with you.  (FYI: for all you scrapbook followers - I will be posting my completed Thanksgiving pages later).

Someone Pinned an adorable chalkboard frame.  In order to recreate it I would have to find two different decorative frames, which could get pricey if you had to buy them brand new.  I mostly like the idea of having a chalkboard display saying "pick your poison" with drink choices listed for the adults.  
 I took a piece of foam board I had and painted the whole thing black.  Once dry, I framed off about an inch and a half along the sides with painters tape.  I proceeded to paint the middle with two coats of chalkboard paint following the instructions on the bottle. I removed the tape after the chalkboard paint was dry, and created stencils on my Cricut to use for the decorative edge of the "frame."

This floral centerpiece was recreated using a glass vase form the thrift store - painted black.  We had these bouquet of fake flowers that my daughter likes playing with that I place in the vase.  I glued creepy, crawly, gross bugs to the leaves and flowers.  And now I have a cute little table decoration.
The last thing I want to share are the witches legs in the cauldron.  I followed the instructions I found on Pinterst and put tights on two pool noodles, which needed to be shorter and had to be cut).  Then I found old shoes that I had in my closet, which looked really witchy.  My husband used his magic and created some crazy metal post contraption to stick in the pool noodles in order for the legs to stand up.  The metal posts were then placed in a wood base.
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