Friday, December 28, 2012

1/26 Cathy’s Elephant Valentine’s Card Class

Cathy’s Elephant Valentine’s Card
3:00pm to 6:00 pm $15.00 CLICK HERE to sign up. 
No Refunds/will leave a kit if you can't attend.
Isn’t he adorable?! He’s easy and fun to color too!
Supplies needed: wet/dry adhesive, craft mat, scissors, and quickie glue pen
Supplies used: Copics W0,W1,W2,W3,W4
Colorless blender
Distressed ink:Tattered Rose
Flat back pearls
Heart bling
Glamour Dust
Whipper Snapper stamp: Huckabee

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

1/19 Cathy's Vintage Elegant Lady Valentine Class

Cathy’s Elegant Lady Vintage Valentine Card
1/19 11:00 to 3:00 CLICK HERE to sign up
$15.00 No Refunds/will leave a kit if you can't attend.
Supplies needed: craft mat, scissors, wet/dry adhesive
Supplies used: Graphic 45 stamp
Copics: RV0000,RV000,RV11
N0, and colorless blender
Prismacolor Pencil #932
Glamour Dust, Liquid Pearls-white
Distress ink-shaded lilac
Seam binding
Prima flowers
Maya road stick pins


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scrappy Chicks + MOT Weekend Retreat!!

Memories of Time and the Scrappy Chicks are teaming up to celebrate National Craft Month with a fun 3-day retreat at The Mill Casino!  Grab your craftin' bag and your girlfriends and spend three full days getting crafty!  Mark your calender for March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 

Accommodations are not included, but The Mill Casino has a special price on rooms for attendees.  If you call to make reservations, make sure you mention you will be attending the retreat. 

We will kick off the weekend with a Crop Night/dinner at Memories of Time Thursday evening (for 3-day retreat peeps only), then move over to the Mill Casino Friday Morning.  Dinner Friday night, Breakfast and Dinner Saturday, plus breakfast on Sunday are all included.  The menu is amazing (you can get more details at  You have all weekend until Sunday at 2:30 to stamp or crop your heart out.  LOTS of room to spread out and get those projects and scrapbook pages complete! Nothing better than hanging out with girlfriends and craftin'.

There will be classes offered from your favorite companies, including Stampin' Up, Creative Memories, Close to My Heart and teachers from Memories of Time!!  There will also be fun kits and projects to purchase.  You will not run out of crafty things to work on! Look for details on the classes coming soon.

What? You can't attned the entire weekend but don't want to miss out on the fun?  You can choose to participate on Saturday only!  Start your day with breakfast, stay through dinner!  Both options are available.  You can sign up now to reserve your spot!

CLICK HERE to sign up for the 3-day Retreat.
CLICK HERE to sign up for Saturday, March 2nd only.

We are so excited to offer this fun weekend!  We hope you can join the fun!! Look for more details soon!!

*Classes offered on the retreat weekends are separate and will cost additional to attend. You do not have to be a retreat participant to take the classes. Look for classes offered on our front page coming soon.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12/14 Marilou's Gift Card/Post-it Note Class

Project: Asian Tote with 4 - 3" x 3" cards, complete with envies, and a Post-it Note Holder
Cost: $20.00
@ Noon  CLICK HERE to sign up.

We'll be using papers from "Graphic 45: Bird Song Collection" to construct the tote box, cards and Post-It Note Holder.

Stamp set: OCL "Chinese Garden"

Copic Markers you need to bring to class:
R00, R02, R12, R24,
E08, E35
YG11, YG63, YG67
Y11, Y15
0 Blender

Supplies to bring: 
Scissors, Craft Mat, and Wet & Dry adhesive, Best Glue Ever, Quickie Glue Pen, Piercing tool, Ruler, Scor Pal (or equivalent), spongy mouse pad (to use to mould flowers) and a Stylus tool.  Bring a thimble and a pair of needle nose pliers, if you have them, too!

We will be coloring, inking, folding, gluing, making flowers, sewing ...and having fun!

Monday, December 3, 2012

12/8 Cathy's Under the Mistletoe Copic Class

Cathy will be here Saturday, December 8th teaching this fun card class.  Image is by Stamping Bella.  You will be using Copic Markers to color, Sparkly Fluff and Liquid Pearls.  Look at the ruffles in that dress!  You won't want to miss this one!

Copic Markers Used:
E0000, E00, E01, E02,E21,E25, E27, E29
R20, R22,R24,R29,R39
G24, G28

Please Bring:
Scissors, Craft Mat, and adhesive, Quickie Glue Pen.

Class costs $15.00 and starts at 11:00 am.  You can sign up by CLICKING HERE, or stop in the store and see Cami. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Teacher Feature ~ Marilou Smith

Hello girls!  December we are featuring Marilou Smith.  She works in the store part-time, but also teaches wonderful classes.  If you haven't taken a class from her, you better get signed up for one!! *wink*  Let me introduce Marilou....

I've been a crafter for as long as I can recall and some of my earliest memories are of using scraps of fabric, given to me by my Mom, to make clothes for my dolls. I remember holding my paper dolls up to a window with a piece of paper in front of them and designing new outfits for them. I taught myself to crochet when I was 12 and made my new baby brother some booties. I learned to sew at my mother's feet and took classes in Jr. and Sr. high school. Needless to say, I suppose, but I've done just about every kind of craft there is and have all the tools and supplies to prove it. LOL I've sewn everything from doll clothes to wedding gowns and knitted or crocheted baby outfits to women's sweaters. I've done needlepoint, cross stitch, tole painting and macrame'. Hey, I'm ancient and I love to learn new things!!
In 1988, at the age of 40, after being an at-home-mom to my 4 children for 18+ years, I headed to SWOCC to become an RN. Crafting took a back seat during those busy 4 years of college and while working full time at BAH, but in 2002, I had a car accident, which did a lot of damage to my knees. While I was recovering from my injuries, I began crafting again. I discovered a message board with women from all over the world. who freely shared everything they knew, taught me how to use a graphic program, and how to manipulate those images and create some amazing handcrafted items. I designed my own website and began selling my "wares" across the U.S. and through a local craft guild. I enjoyed doing custom design work for my customers and did a lot of it. I made cards, glass block lights, wedding and party favors, albums, goodie and gift cans, magnetic paper dolls, journals, address books, and so much more, using digital images I purchased from well known artists.
I was able to return to work in 2005, as a Nurse Manager in a medical center, but I continued to create and sell my items. In 2010, after having both my knees replaced, I had to retire, and it was at this time that I discovered MOT and our precious Michelle! All it took was one Copic coloring class and I was forever hooked!! Michelle, appropriately, labeled me as a "hybrid crafter," and it's true, because I still color using "digi stamps" for my cards. However, gradually, I have found it difficult to resist adding "real" stamps to my growing collection of crafty "stuff."
When I began working with graphics, I realized I love paper as much as I do fabric. I love the scent, the feel and all the colors of the beautiful patterned papers available in today's market ...and at MOT!! So, in addition to creating my cards, I love to design boxes, journals, albums, tags and just about anything I can think of, with paper. I'm still learning to do many of the techniques that some my fellow teachers at MOT use, but I bring to the table years of experience in many other fields, which I feel adds to my ability and creativity. I love to teach and to see my student's faces light up in that "Ah ha" moment when learning new ideas and techniques ...and when they make something they thought they never could!