Thursday, April 27, 2017

MEMORY KEEPING PROMPT | DINNERWARE


As our good friend, Matthew McConaughey, says, "All white, all white, all white." Nicole is all about neutrals. Her home and closet are filled with them. Open up her cabinets, and there's no exception. The girl loves her whites. 

While the lack of color may seem plain and boring, she's got great stories about them. The china on the top rows were handed down from her Aunt. She tells us their story, and how special they are to her. The cow-shaped creamer dish reminds her of a dinner party she threw. She made breakfast dishes and remembers how much everyone enjoyed watching the milk flow from the cow's mouth. The beer mugs were given to her husband from his dad. Most days, chocolate milk can be found in them, but they're pieces he'll never part with. The copper mugs? She's reminded of one of her good friends who gifted them to her on her wedding day. With every memory, we understand more and more the importance of documenting your story. 

What about you? What does your dinnerware look like? Is there a special story associated with it? Where did you get them? Were they handed down, gifted to you, or even thrifted? Snap a photo or two or three of your dinnerware. Because, friends, your story matters.

Find all of our memory keeping prompts here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NSD SALE & EVENT | 20% OFF PURCHASE

We're celebrating our favorite holiday of the year with an Overnight Crop, product demonstrations, and a sale you won't want to miss. Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase while enjoying the option to shop during the 30 hours we're open. That's right, 30 hours! 

10:00 AM ON FRIDAY, MAY 5 - 4:00 PM ON SATURDAY, MAY 6

While our Overnight Crop is full, you can still shop the sale and attend a product demonstration or two. There's no need to pre-register, just join in all the fun at your convenience. You'll even get a chance to try the products for yourself. All demonstrations are free for crop attendees and shoppers.

FRIDAY, MAY 5 | 5:00 PM 
  • Scrapbooking Tools & Tips - Learn about the newest and most essential tools for memory keeping, along with lots of tips and techniques for creating layouts.
  • Children's Albums Tips & Techniques - Discover great tips and learn how to organize your children's artwork, schoolwork, photos, and more. We'll teach you how to get started, purge without guilt, and build a lasting memory album. 
FRIDAY, MAY 5 | 8:00 PM
  • Phone Photography & Editing Tips - Make the most out of the camera in your pocket. Learn helpful tips for taking the best photos and capturing moments you'll want to remember. You'll walk away with a handout of editing apps and great tips for printing photos.
FRIDAY, MAY 5 | 10:00 PM
  • Hybrid Albums, Pocket Scrapbooking & Getting Started - We'll walk you through all the different styles of albums and memory keeping supplies, while answering all of your questions. Create a plan that fits your style, schedule, and budget. Get ideas for baby, wedding, vacation, family, student, and mini albums. 
  • Fuse Tool & Why You Need It - Discover the amazing tool that has changed the way we scrapbook. See samples, try the tool yourself, and walk away with lots of inspiration. 
SATURDAY, MAY 6 | 2:00 PM
  • Easy Shaker Cards & Layouts - Queen & Co has designed a system that makes shakers effortless, and we mean it. Learn how to create interactive cards and layouts in just seconds.
  • Foil Techniques with & without the Minc - Foiled items are still trending, and we want to show you how to add them to your cards and layouts. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

MAKE N TAKES | APRIL 24-29

It's time for another round of Make N Takes. Stop by our station any time this week to create one, two, or all three of our original designs. Learn a new technique or just come for a little crafting therapy. 

Learn more and see all three cards by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MEMORY KEEPING PROMPT | AFTER SCHOOL ROUTINES

Do you have an after school routine? Do your children run off to their rooms, play in the backyard, or get started on homework? Document them in their natural habitat, snap a photo of them right where they are, and take note of those precious moments. 

Find all of our memory keeping prompts here

QUICK TIP | HIDDEN JOURNALING

Have extra photos, lots to say, or simply want to hide your journaling? Slip the photos or journaling card into a paper pocket or small glassine bag. We're all about the quick tips.

Monday, April 10, 2017

CURRENT MAKE N TAKES | APRIL 10-15

Hello paper crafters! It's another week, which means it's time for another round of Make N Takes. Each Monday, we bring you three new cards with fun techniques to try. At just $2 per card, with everything but adhesive included, it's the perfect escape for the beginner to advanced crafter.

To learn more and see all three cards, click here.

Friday, April 7, 2017

DIY EASTER DECOR | BUNNY MASON JARS

We had so much fun creating these Easter themed mason jars. They are the perfect beginner project. If you're in need of a last minute gift or Easter basket, look no further. First, you'll need to gather a few supplies:

  • Silhouette Cameo (or clipart)
  • Vinyl or Stencil Material
  • Mason Jar
  • Paint & Brush


To start, we cut a few bunny images from Stencil Material with our Silhouette Cameo. This electronic cutter has made DIY projects quick and easy, and we recommend it to everyone. If you don't have a cutter handy, you can print clip art and use it as a stencil to hand cut the vinyl or stencil material. 

Place the solid image onto your mason jar. Paint the entire mason jar surface, overlapping the mask. Spray paint would speed up the drying time; however, we loved the look of this metallic paint from Martha Stewart Crafts. Wait a few minutes for the paint to set, and carefully peel off the mask.

Paint the jar cover or add ribbon, fabric, or burlap to decorate the jar. Fill it up with your favorite candies or decorative eggs. In just a few, short steps, you have an adorable gift, Easter basket, or Spring decor.