Our blog is now officially moved

We have moved our blog over to the website and you can find it HERE.

 

We are working on getting you subscription methods posted soon...until then, you can head over to the site, and enjoy all the awesome posts from the store and design team!

December 27, 2010

Are you having problems with the store?

Are you having problems accessing areas of the store?� We have upgraded to a PCI Compliant site and server, and some people are having problems at the store.� If this is you, click HERE for information on how to try and fix it.

December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from ALL of us at A Walk Down Memory Lane

Everyone at A Walk Down Memory Lane hopes you enjoy  safe and happy holidays.

Merry Christmas from Lisa, Lacinda and Samantha!

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Merry Christmas Card (by Samantha):
Paper: My Mind’s Eye I Believe (Poinsettia,  Trees)
Accessories: My Mind’s Eye I Believe Ribbons, My Mind’s Eye I Believe Chip Stickers

December 22, 2010

The Blog is Moving

The on-line store, message board, and gallery aren't the only things getting a fresh new look. The store blog and the on-line Design Team blogs are moving. You can find every thing in one great place now! Click here to check out our new blog!

December 21, 2010

October Afternoon - Campfire

All this cold and snow has me longing for the warm days of summer. If you're feeling like me, maybe scrapping about summer fun might be your fix. Last month AWDML got Campfire from October Afternoon. I could go on about how this is the perfect line for scrapping camping trips, how cute the stickers are, how great the patterns are, but instead I'll just show you a few of my favorite pieces from Campfire.

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This paper's called Camp Stove. I'm always up for a good striped paper, and this one is fantastic. The back side is just as good. It's hard some times to find a good yellow piece of patterned paper, but the back side on this one fits the bill.

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Do stickers get any cuter than this? Now, I've heard a lot of talk about how cute that bear is, but I think the fox gives him a run for his money.

 

OACampfireStarGazing I fell head over heals in love with this paper the first time I saw it. This picture's good, but in person, it's great! The stars on the paper look like they're glowing. A must have for scrapping pics of my husband and son camping under the stars.

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Give me a moment...I'm just imagining all of the great cards I can make with these Tin Pins. They're oh so cute with a rustic feel. Love it! You can check out the entire Campfire Line by clicking here.

December 20, 2010

Monday Manufacturer Highlight - The Girls' Paperie

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I've been having so much fun working with stuff from The Girls' Paperie. I love the color combos and patterns of the papers, the stamps are stunning, but what I love most are the accessories. Every line has beautiful accessories like coordinating stickers, trims, brads, paper charms, die-cuts...the list goes on. Don't take my word for it, check them out for yourself. You're going to fall in love!

 

The Vatican by Samantha
Paper: The Girls’ Paperie On Holiday (Travel Ticking, Mixed Dot)
Accessories: The Girls’ Paperie Travel Paper Cuts, The Girls’ Paperie Travel Brads, The Girls’ Paperie Travel Charms, Prima Flocked Alphas (vanilla, brown)

December 17, 2010

Friday Fun - 11 ideas

If you've still got a bit of Holiday Shopping to do here's a great list of 11 great scrappy gifts:

1. Paper Punches

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2. Crafting Storage

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3. Cricut Macine and Accessories

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4. Paper Kits

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5.  AWDML Gift Card

 

6.  Idea Books

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7.  Stocking Stuffers (Mists, Dew Drops, Stamps, Adhesives and more!)

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8. Ink Pads and Pens

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9. Tools

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10. Albums

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11. Stickers

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December 16, 2010

AWDML Online Store DT Call

A Walk Down Memory Lane Design Team Call

We are so excited to announce that we are looking for designers for our February 2011 - July 2011 team!!

The call is open from December 15, 2010 through January 4, 2011.

We will be announcing the new design team on our blog and newsletter on January 8th.

So WHO are we looking for?
We are looking for inspiring designers who are creative, ambitious and who can design not only with our products from the store but can write step-by-step instructions for a blog, and have fun on our message board.

We are looking for designers who can display the following:
- Open communication skills
- Unique individual style
- teamwork and cooperation
- Ability to display and teach different techniques
- Ability to create layouts from a basic to a more advanced skill level
- Creativity in the use of our products to help promote A Walk Down Memory Lane
- Ability to teach online classes and write up instructions
- Must be able to work within deadlines and under pressure

What do I need to apply?
Please let us know which one you are interested
Tutorial Design Team
Card Design Team
Layout Design Team

We would like you to submit Three (3) original layouts and one paper craft project that best represent you and your style. Acceptable paper craft projects would be altered items, cards, mini albums, etc. All submitted items must be your own design (they don’t have to be made specifically for this call) and e-mailed to DesignTeamCall@awalkdownmemorylane.net

Active participation on message boards and in galleries is important and will be considered when we chose our team. You will also be required to have an active blog.

You need to register in the forum while the call is going on. Here is the link : AWDML Forum

What to include in your Application besides your projects?
1) Your name, address, e-mail address
2) Links to online communities (forums, message boards, galleries) in which you are active in and regularly post to. *Please include all links and your board name*.
3) Link to your blog where you post your scrappy/stamp/paper craft creations.
4) Links to tutorials and videos that you have done
5) Links to other Design Teams you are currently on, and scrapbook resume (if you have one). Prior design team experience is not required; however, preference may be given to those who are not committed to another DT. If you are currently on a design team please include how long you've been there, and when your term will end, also include your title there (for example: DT coordinator, strictly LO designer, etc) Also Let us know if you've been published and where (here's your chance to TOOT!).
6) Answers to the “Time to get to know you” questions below.
7) A headshot and bio for our website and newsletter announcement

Time to get to know you!!!
Please include your answer the following questions in your email submission:
- How would you or others describe your style?
- What are both your strengths and weaknesses when designing?
- Why do you want to be a part of our design team?
- How much time would you be able to devote to your duties at A Walk Down Memory Lane
- Give us your best idea for promotion our store. (ie. Blog hop, advertising in a magazine, etc.)
- Do you have a unique skill (for example, do you create sketches or make handmade scrappy items?)
- What is your favorite food?
- Give us an example of an online class that you could and would be willing to teach (you do not need to provide a write up or sample for this call!)

Now for the Nitty Gritty...What we expect from a Designer:

1) Your DT term would be from February 1st to July 31st, 2011
2) You are responsible for ordering your own products from the store and making sure that you have enough time to get your assignments done for your deadlines.
3) Each DT member will be responsible for posting challenges and help running crops on the blog and Message Board.
4) Post your DT layouts on galleries and blogs throughout the web, whenever possible, link to AWDML. Watch other promotion Message Boards and Blogs for product chats and talk us up where possible.
5) Participate in Message Board and DT blog discussions on a regular basis and keep the message board going by regularly posting new topics, games, challenges, tips & tricks, project examples, etc.
6) Leave praise and encouragement regularly in our gallery for our message board members. This is a HUGE part of your requirement. Members like to receive feedback on their work!
7) Help moderate the MB and alert the Admin if you find anything inappropriate
8) Newsletter participation
9) You must have a blog that you talk about scrapping on and update it regularly each week with a post about projects you’ve used from the store, featured manufacturer, or whatever. We ask that you also have links to our site and your DT blinkie on your blog and other sites where allowable.
10) Be the eyes and ears for AWDML online, finding new inspiration or ideas and sharing them to help our community grow.
11) Each DT member will be required to post to the AWDML DT blog once per week. You will also be required to post challenges and create tutorials each month.
12) You must sign and return the AWDML DT contract before your DT term begins.

We are looking for 3 Layout Designers:
* Creating 4 layouts and 2 projects per month. We may also ask you to create an occasional extra project for special events
* All above as quoted

We are looking for 1 Card Designer:
* Creating 6 to 8 cards per month. We may also ask you to create an occasional extra project for special events
* Knowledge of using copic markers and other techniques used in card making
* Creating innovative and unique cards to display in the design gallery. For each project submitted, you must include a materials list
* All above as quoted

We are looking for 1 Tutorial Designer:
* Creating 4 to 6 creations per month. We may also ask you to create an occasional extra project for special event.
* The knowledge to create videos and step by step tutorials twice a month that the owner will sometimes create a kit to go with it
* Work together with the DT Coordinator and designers
* All above as quoted

What do you get in return?
- As a Design Team Member you will receive your choice of product, with a $30 value, from AWDML free of charge, including free shipping.
- DT Members receive 30% off of orders placed in the AWDML store and free shipping on those orders as long as they are shipped with their monthly DT package.
- DT Members who choose to place an affiliate blinkie on their blog or website will earn 5% on any orders placed through their affiliate link
- DT Members bio and head shot will be featured on our design team page.
- DT Members designs will be featured in our monthly newsletter.
- DT Members blogs will be linked from both the DT blog and the AWDML store blog.

** *If you have been a Design Team member on AWDML in the last 6 months you can't try out again at this time. You need to wait for one term to reapply.
** At this time we are only accepting US applicant

Treat Bags

P9040207 Every year I like to make a little something for the ladies in my family. This year I decided to make homemade turtles, but I wanted to wrap them up in something fun. I started playing with the idea of a treat bag and came up with this. I used my Silhouette to cut the template for the bag, but you could just as easily create this with a Cricut file or hand cut and fold it.

The trick to making this bag fun and unique is the window cut into the bag. Again, I used my Silhouette to cut the window, but your Cricut or a large punch like this one from EK Success would work really well, too. Use clear plastic (acetate, vellum, etc.) to cover the window (from the inside of the bag). Stamp on the window using a permanent ink like White Staz-on, or stamp with Versamark, cover in white embossing powder, and heat set.

Treat Bag Supplies
Paper: Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Soup (Whole Cloves), Acetate
Stamps: My Mind’s Eye I Believe

December 15, 2010

In Store - Winter with Echo Park

'Tis the season for showing off great Christmas and winter lines! Echo Park has a 3 really fun lines out right now that cover those themes. If you're looking for a bright, fun, and bold way to scrap Christmas, you can't go wrong with Everybody Loves Christmas. I love that Lisa decided to scrap the whole Christmas card and not just the photo from the card!

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If you're looking for something a bit more traditional, check out Merry Christmas. It's everything you've come to expect from Echo Park, but in more traditional Christmas colors. MC5002_Merry_Border_Strip

Finally, if you're looking for something to capture the spirit of winter (maybe you want to scrap some photos of this past weekend's blizzard?) check out Echo Park's Wintertime. This line will have you wanting in nice hot cup of cocoa! WT7012_Borders

December 14, 2010

Lots of Last Minute Christmas Help In Store

If you're starting to feel the last minute Christmas time crunch, we've got a few things in store that might help you out.

First up, Lisa still has space left in her Gift Card Wrapping Class this Wednesday, December 15, at 6 pm. If you're at a loss when it comes to presenting Gift Cards, you'll find some fun ideas on how you can personalize gift cards for recipients. When giving gift cards, make the presentation count! You'll make 2 different projects with matching cards. The cost is only $10.

Second, if you're looking for great ideas to make your own Christmas Cards at home, the store is full of great examples and the supplies you'll need to make beautiful handcrafted cards like this one (that uses My Mind's Eye's Holly Jolly Christmas line). The best part is that many of them can be made quickly!

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Finally, our monthly installment of A Year Of Cards With Basic Grey is coming up this Saturday, December 18, at 10:30 am. You'll make 4 cards in class, have some fun adding sparkle to cards, and take home the supplies and directions to make the following 12 cards at home. The cost is just $20.

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Wishing you a crafty Christmas!