"A Scrapbooking & Stamping Store"

Fountain of Memories was a scrapbook and stamp supply store. We closed our doors on May 28th 2011. We will continue to do paper and vinyl cutting, helping with invitations and other paper creations. You can contact us at fomemories@gmail.com.

Monday, December 28, 2009

End of Year Sale - 30% off

It's almost the New Year, this year has flown by. The last few days of 2009 we are having everything 30% off of the current price. All of our clearance items will have another 30% taken off the their prices. The Fiskars paper & embellishments that are 45% off will have another 30% off it's a great time to stock up on these items.

On New Years Eve we will close early at 3PM and will not reopen until Tuesday the 5th of January, 2010. We will be finishing up on inventory and getting ready for the New Year. We wish you all you Fun and Safe New Years!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Day

Merry Christmas, We are planning on being open this morning from about 10:00AM until about noon. Call the store to make sure we are there, Don is out blowing snow so it will depend on how open the roads are as to when or if we get there.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We are closing early.

We closed at 3:30 today because of the weather. We sorry if this was an inconvenience to you. We would like to wish all of our wonderful customers a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year from everyone at Fountain of Memories

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The 11th & 12th Days of Christmas!

It's almost Christmas Eve, Because of the storm that is coming we will have our 20% off your entire purchase sale on Wednesday, and Thursday if we are open. If the weather is as bad as they say it is going to be,the store will not be open on Thursday, I will post it here so check it out if you are wondering.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Tenth Day of Christmas

On December 22nd we will be celebrating our 10th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Sale. All of our storage units and totes will be 25% off. They would make great last minute gifts for your scrapbooker or cardmaker.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Ninth Day of Christmas

It is had to believe only 5 more days and nights until Christmas is here. I am almost ready! That is itself is hard to believe. Since Monday is Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas sale we will have all of our Family, School and Sports paper on Sale for 25% off. Just a few days left until the kids start their favorite time of the school year, CHRISTMAS VACATION!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

On the Eighth Day of Christmas

On Saturday, December 19th we will have all the Slice design cards and accessories at 15% off. The Pens and Tonic Studios cutting system will be 25% off their regular price. Also everything in the first window is on sale. Time is flying by and it's almost Christmas, enjoy the last few days because in no time at all Christmas will be here and gone.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

On the Seventh Day of Christmas

On the Seventh Day of Christmas Fountain of Memories had for sale all of their Cookbookin' Kits and stickers and their food related paper and stickers for 20% off. If you need a last minute gift make a quick cookbook of some of your favorite recipes.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

On the Sixth Day of Christmas

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, Fountain of Memories has on Sale ~ All of the stickers on the Alphabet Wall will be 15% off their regular price.  Only 7 days left until Christmas, have a great time getting everything ready.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, Fountain of Memories had on Sale, All of their Gems and Ribbon at 25% off.  If you need some Bling in your scrapbook and card making this is a great day to get it.  Enjoy your day and have fun doing whatever you  need to get done.

Monday, December 14, 2009

On the Fourth Day of Christmas

On the Fourth Day of Christmas Fountain of Memories had on Sale - All of their Trimmers, Scissors and accessories at 20% off.  This includes the Fiskar and Marvy Trimmers, and cutters, scissors, replacement blades, Fiskar finger control knives and everything on the front side of the shelf. 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

On the Third Day of Christmas

On the Third Day of Christmas Fountain of Memories had for sale, Punches at 15% off.  This includes our Christmas punches, Marvy and tonic studio and other punches. Also on Monday through Christmas Eve all of our Christmas and Winter Paper will be on Sale for 25% off.  Enjoy the last days until Christmas - it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Friday, December 11, 2009

On the Second Day of Christmas Fountain of Memories Sold to Me -

Hi, Tomorrow on the Second day of our Christmas Sale, we will have all of our Albums 15% off their regular price.  If you were expecting an email, I have discovered that I can only send out a limited number of emails a day then we are blocked from sending any more. We will work on it over the weekend and hopefully have it ready for the Monday Sale. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

On the First Day of Christmas Fountain of Memories Sold to Me -

On December 11, we will have the first day of our Days of Christmas Sale with all of our Adhesives on sale.  This includes the tape runners, Zots Glues,  glue sticks and red tapes for 20%off their regular price.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"The weather outside is frightful!"

What a great day to stay home and safe. We are closed today, so I am going to finish decorating and maybe make some Christmas cookies later on to warm up the house. The Tuesday night Ink Spot Stamper Christmas Party, that was postponed last night due to the weather, will be held tomorrow night from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. If you would like to join them they are exchanging a New Years Card and bringing finger foods to share. If you have questions call the store at 373-1996 on Thursday.
Remember Friday night is our last Crop night before Christmas. If you would like to join us call to save a space. Also on Friday our 12 Days of Christmas Sale starts with a different item or group of items on Sale each day. Check the blog after 5:00 PM the night before. Stay warm and safe today, we will reopen tomorrow hopefully at our regular time.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Dayna's Birthday Sale

Dayna's birthday is this week, so she thought we should have a sale on some of her favorite things. SUI Stamps and Inks are 33%off, Bohemia Paper is & embellishments are 33%off, all birthday papers & embellishments are 33% off. Can anyone guess how old Dayna will be on the 8th of December.

The 12 Days of Christmas

"On the first day of Christmas "Fountain of Memories" had on sale for me - a ________.
Starting on Friday, Dec 11 we will have a 12 days of Christmas sale. Each of the 12 days we are open from Dec. 11 to Dec 24, we will have a different item or group of items on sale. One day it might be all our brads another could be a certain line of paper. We will post the item for sale on our blog after 5 PM the night before the sale.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here Comes Christmas!

Thanksgiving is over and we are on the fast track to Christmas. On December 3,4,& 5 we will have our Christmas open house. Come in and draw for a percentage off your purchase. On Saturday, you can make Christmas tags during the Tag Make'N'Take.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How lovely are your branches!

It's time to put up the Christmas tree, and get out the ornaments that are treasured from year to year. If you want to get new ornaments this year why not make some. I have cut paper using old German patterns, they make great tree ornaments or to hang in windows. Have you made paper snowflakes lately? They also look great hanging on the tree or in the window. Scandinavian woven hearts are fun for Christmas decorating or use them to put a small gift in. If you need a garland there is the paper chain, with double sided papers you have endless possibilities for your creation. Have fun getting ready for Christmas and remember not to let the season overwhelm you. Enjoy the season, your family, and make memories - it is the one of the few things that you don't have to put away during January.

Stamp with the Ink Spots

The Ink Spots will be stamping and having their Christmas gathering on December 8th. Everyone should bring some kind of finger food to share, a New Year's Eve card to exchange and if anyone was in on the "complete someone else's card" challenge, they are to bring that card completed.
At the November, Tuesday Stamp Night they decided to call the group the Ink Spots, because they all go home with some spots of ink.

On Saturday January 16th, Gloria Jackson will be teaching a basic stamping class from 10 to 12 AM. The cost of the class is $5. Please contact the store to sign up. 507-373-1996

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Nick's 22nd Birthday

Nick is celebrating his 22nd birthday on the 20th of October. He wanted to celebrate with all of you. He said all of his favorites should be 22% off. This includes all Lego Paper and stickers, all the Star Wars Papers, Drama Paper, and because its his birthday all the birthday paper will also be on sale.

The last 2 weeks of October all of our Pink Ribbon papers and stickers will be 25% off to celebrate those have had Breast Cancer and to help find a cure for those who will be diagnosed in the future.

The 2nd Annual Scrapbooking "Crop for the Cure" Will he held in Carpenter Community Center in Carpenter, Iowa on November 14, 2009 from 9AM to Midnight, the cost is $30 for the day. We have registration forms at the store if you are interested, or call Jill Patterson at 507-438-2424, or Jodi Attig at 507-383-9884.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall Newsletter

We have the fall newsletter on the website if you are interested in seeing it go to www.fomemories.qwestoffice.net all of our fall sales, classes and crops are listed. You can also find us on Facebook now at Fountain of Memories. If you are interested in learning to use the Cricut we will be having a beginner class on Saturday, the 17th of October from 10-12 AM. The cost of the class is $18 call 507-373-1996 to sign up.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Creative Escape

Don't fall behind on seeing the newest and best in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. Join us during October for the Creative Escape. Tour participating Independent Scrapbook & Stamping stores throughout Minnesota. The benefits to you are, a Grand Prize valued at $320. The prize consists of a $20 gift certificate from all the participating stores. For every $20 you spend (after discounts before taxes) you will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. Each store will have a drawing for a gift basket valued at $50. No purchase is necessary. You will receive a progressive discount for the number of stores you visit. 1-2 Stores 15% off, 3-5 Stores 20%, and over 6 stores 25% off your total order.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Scrap Pink and Back to School

Time is flying by, the third week of September is here already. The Albert Lea School papers are in again, along with Alden-Conger, Glenville-Emmons and Lake Mills. We also have new sports papers including volleyball and hockey and will soon have new football and soccer. We are getting the sports die cuts done for the various schools. If there is a sport or event you would like to have just let us know and we will design one for you.

This week is SCRAP PINK!
Scrapbooks etc. is partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to hold the 3rd Annual "Scrap Pink" fundraising campaign in September 2009 at independent retail stores across North America.
The campaign will culminate in an exciting on-site crop hosted by each participating shop the weekend of September 25-26, 2009. Scrapbookers are invited to enjoy a fun-filled event at their local scrapbook shop! Scrapbookers all across the nation will come together to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
Ten dollars of your crop fee will support Komen for the Cure's promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.
The cost for the 2 day event will be $25, or $18 for one day, with $10 going to the Susan G. Komen fund. We will have supper on Friday night (5PM to 11PM ) and lunch on Saturday (9AM to 5:30PM). We will have surprises during the 2 day event. There is a limit of 12 per session. If you want to sign up call or stop by.
We will also have pink paper and embellishments on sale.

I found a map of the Caribbean for those of you who have enjoyed time in that area. We also have maps of South Dakota and Wisconsin for those who have traveled to those states. We have had Minnesota and Iowa maps for a while. Some new dance paper is in for ballet and general dance, paint ball paper, Baptism paper in white, blue and pink. First Communion, Confirmation and the Lord's Prayer are some other paper that we just got in. There are new border stickers in gold and silver for cardmakers or scrapbookers. Lots of Christmas, Halloween and Fall papers and embellishments. On the embellishment table we have new brads crayons, deer heads, Christmas poinsettias, snowflakes and colorful fall leaves.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Products

What a fun week this has been. There has been people in the store from all over the country; Connecticut, California, and Mississippi. We shouldn't forget Iowa, South Dakota, and various locals in Minnesota. It is fun to hear about what everyone is working on and what products they enjoy working with. This week we have gotten more fall and Christmas papers in. I made a Flower Soft layered card using the new Polar White. It is cute. We also have three new religious stamps by Inkadinkado. We have had to reorder two of the stamps.
Next week you can get 15% off your regularly priced products (does not apply to the clearance products) if you write down "Labor Day Sale - 15% off", for your coupon of the week. Take care have a great week.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Christmas & Flower Soft

Hi, The last two weeks have flown by. We have a lot of new product in. For those of you who use Flower Soft they have finally developed a white - It is called Polar White and looks great on snow scenes. We also have some other colors including peach, pale green, a variegated blue, brown and black. We are starting to get in Christmas papers and Fall papers. We have gold and silver glitter paper by Best Creations, it does not lose glitter like some other glitter papers do. Remember next week is our back to school sale, check back later in the week for more information. Have a great week!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Relay for Life

The Fair is half over, and today feels like fall. I am hopeful we get a few more days of summer before school starts. We have some Freeborn County Fair Die cuts, FFA and 4-H paper to use with pictures of your exhibits. Next weekend is the Relay for Life at the Freeborn Co. Fairgrounds. If you are making a luminary we have pink ribbon paper and stickers and also some remembrance stickers you could use. We will have all our papers and embellishments in the family/baby/pink ribbon section on sale for 20% off next week, also all pink cardstock will also be on sale.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Freeborn Co. Fair Week

Hi, We got Nick somewhat moved out of the house this weekend, he's back in Mankato to go back to school this fall. He is in an apartment so I got to digout some things that I had been saving for him. An old table grandma didn't want anymore, some chipped dishes, unmatched glasses. It's exciting to see your children grow up and leave the nest, you never know if it's the last time or if they will be home again in a year or two. He's not far away but it's different when you have been used to seeing them daily.

This week is the Freeborn County Fair. We will close each day at 5:00PM and on Saturday we will close at noon. This week anything that can be taken to the fair will be 15% off, just tell us it can be shown at the fair. Examples are 4-H paper, cow paper, flower paper. Be creative and see what "prizes" you can find at the store. Does not include clearance papers, embellishments, and can not be used with Radio Gift Certificates.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather outside. This week if you bring in the following code - 20-8/01/09 you will get 20% off your total bill.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased cards for the Food Shelf. We have taken in $100 so far. If you would like to donate any hand made cards we will furnish an envelope to go with it. A special thank you to all the Tuesday Night Stampers for all the cards they have donated.

The Relay for Life is coming up soon. If you are making a Luminary, we have paper and stickers with pink ribbons. They will be on sale the week of August 10 to the 15, along with all our pink cardstock.

August 24 to the 29th all the school and sports paper will be on sale.

September 26-27 - Scrap Pink
Scrapbooks etc. is partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to hold the 3rd Annual "Scrap Pink" fundraising campaign in September 2009 at independent retail stores across North America.
The campaign will culminate in an exciting on-site crop hosted by each participating shop the weekend of September 25-26, 2009. Scrapbookers are invited to enjoy a fun-filled event at their local scrapbook shop! Scrapbookers all across the nation will come together to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
Ten dollars of your crop fee will support Komen for the Cure's promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.
The cost for the 2 day event will be $25, with $10 going to the Susan G. Komen fund. We will have supper on Friday night (5PM to 11PM ) and lunch on Saturday (9AM to 5:30PM). We will have surprises during the 2 day event. There is a limit of 12. If you want to sign up for one day the cost is $18.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Christmas In July Sale Next Week!!!

Hi, Crazy Days is great for meeting new people and seeing old friends. Thank you to everyone who came today to see all of our fun bargains. Next week is Christmas in July we will have all our Christmas, Fall, Valentines and other holiday paper and embellishments for 35% off and more. The BoBunny Double Dot paper will be 30% off. The wall of letters and stickers will be 30% off and the embellishment table will be 25% off the regular price. The best holiday of year is your birthday so all the birthday paper and embellishments will be 25% off. Our Crazy Days prices are good through Saturday, June 18th. Have a great weekend.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Crazy Daze - July 16th, 17th and 18th

It's the middle of July already, where has the summer gone? Next week is Crazy Daze in Downtown Albert Lea and other stores around town including Fountain of Memories. We have some great items that will have crazy prices. The Bohemia line of paper and embellishments will be 45% off the regular price. Our Wedding and Anniversary section will be 30% off. Everything in the flower section will be 40% off. Our 4-H, FFA, Boy and Girl Scout papers and embellishments will be 35% off. Other areas will also have sale prices. Be sure to check out the clearance section for even better deals.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July! We will be closed on Saturday, but will reopen Monday morning at 10AM. We will have our red, white, and blue papers as well as all of our military paper and embellishments on sale, so you can get your pictures scrapbooked. On Tuesday our Tool of the Trade will be "Tattered Angels." If you have never tried it out come in and see all the things it can be used for.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Finally the Star Wars Paper is in!

After waiting for about 6 weeks the Star Wars Paper by Creative Imagination, is finally here. We have 4 different papers, Darth Vader, Yoda, Star Wars Logo, and the Death Star. We also have a small album that comes with stickers and papers to fit the album.
Now it's time to go and find those 70's pictures of the Darth Vader, Hans Solo or Princess Leia costumes. Do your kids like playing with Star Wars light sabers and you have some great pictures of them, then you need to check out this paper.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 25, Kids on Thursday

This Thursday from 1 to 5PM, Kids can make a cute album to keep their summer memories in. They can choose from a sports, nature or heart shaped chipboard album by Love Elsie. The project includes cutting mats for pictures and how to use matching embellishments. They will create 2 pages to start their album. The kit will be $5.

Summer's Finally Here!

Have you been waiting for summer? The garden is growing, the kids are finally getting to swim in the backyard pool. The grill is heating up ready for steaks, brats, hot dogs and your favorite grilled dishes. Is your family going camping or taking a road trips? Soon the mosquito's will be attacking and we will know that summer is here! We have paper for all your summer fun pictures. We have paper for gardening, picnics, splashing in the pool, camping and road trips, and we even some mosquito paper,

Sunday, June 21, 2009

"Surprice Sale"

This week at Fountain of Memories we are having a "Surprice Sale!" Which means on Monday we will start with dropping the PRICE one product line on sale and add others each day. Just a hint on Monday, we will start with a brand of stamps at 25% off, on Tuesday we will have our "Tools on Tuesday" 15% off item plus another group at 5 for $1. And on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be other Scrapbook or Stamping supplies reduced. Come in and see what Surprices are falling.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Photo Book Creator by Unibind

We just got a fun new product in the store from Unibind. The PhotoBook Creator lets you create your own hardback Photo book from the convenience of your own home or office.

After you get your pictures printed on the double sided paper, or collect your kids art projects, put them in order fill the book and place in the Photo Creator for 90 seconds until the red light changes to green. Let the book sit until the binding has cooled then it is ready to be enjoyed. You no longer have to get your pictures uploaded then wait until its printed and sent to you.

Photobooks come in a range of sizes, If you purchase the PhotoBook Creator you get the Photobook Creator which binds the books, an 8.5 x11 inch black linen book and 20 sheets of double sided photo paper, and a website to download software to create a picture book. We have 3 sizes of covers 4x6, 8x8 and 8.5x11, and additional packages of photo paper in the store.

You can use the Photobook Creator to make a portfolio if you are an artist or photographer. A scrapbooker can put her pages in protective covers and bind them into a book. If a business needs to make a few copies of a book for an event, it is an inexpensive, in house solution. Come in and check out some options.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kid's On Thursday's

Hi, May was a busy month, and June is flying by. Schools out and we are having Kid's on Thursday the second and fourth Thursday of the months of June, July and August. This week we are making a Father's Day card. You can bring your children in between 1 and 5PM and they can make the project. The craft will cost between $1 and $5 and will take between 10 minutes and 30 minutes to make. We will have paper crafts, scrapbooking and card projects. We will display the craft for 1 week before the event. You don't need to sign up, just bring your kids in and look around while your kids are working on their projects. If you have any questions please call the store.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day This Saturday

Susan DeVries will be demonstrating the slice and Renee Thorson will be doing a Make’N’Take for Mother’s day from 10AM to 12 Noon. Our graduation, prom and cookbook papers and embellishments will be on sale.

Also Make sure you check out our **NEW** School Paper we have Albert Lea, Alden-Conger, Lake Mills, and Glenville-Emmons. If you don't see your school and would like it let us know and we will make a list to see how many people would like some.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Cricut Class is full

The Cricut Class for tomorrow is full but if your still interested we are making a sign up sheet to see if there are enough people interested to schedule other one. Just call us at 507-373-1996 or email us at fomemories@qwestoffice.net

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Picnic Time

We just had our first Picnic of the Season. It was cool enough so the ants aren't out yet but at the store we have been invaded with ants. There are ants on the paper, ants on stickers and even ant brads.

We have our graduation and prom paper, stickers, and albums. There is a 12x12 and 8x8 album by MBI. We have graduation gowns in black, red, blue and white to put on your graduates page.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sign Up

Just a reminder we are having crop this Saturday, April 11 from 10-5 the cost is $8 and includes lunch.

Saturday, April 18th we are having a Cricut Class at 10am. This class is filling up fast. For more info on the Cricut class click HERE and you can see what other classes are coming up also.

If you would like to sign up for either the crop or the class you can call us at 507-373-1996 or send us and email at fomemeories@qwestoffice.net

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fountain of Memories

Wow what a year it has been so far for me I"m so sorry about not blogging like I am hoping too. However I have been working hard on the website the past two weeks. Hopefully I have gotten all the bugs outta it. I am hoping to get some picture of new product on the website and here on the blog within the next week.

The stores newsletter is now on the website so make sure you go check it out.

Friday, February 20, 2009

New Products Coming in

I know its been too long since I have updated this and my apologizes. We have gotten some amazing things in at the store We have Core'dinations Paper pack also to go with them we have coredinationg ink pads. You don't have to worry about matching your ink with your paper. They are wonderful. With the Core'dinations paper the core of the paper is a lighter shade of color so when you rip it or distress the paper it shows though.

We have also gotten more products from Flower Soft. If you haven't heard of flower soft you use it like you use glitter just put your glue down and sprinkle the Flower Soft on. It adds a wonderful floral affect to you project. We also have Beaddazzil that adds a beautiful bead and sprakle to your project. Another new item we have in the store is Dew Drops by Robin's Nest. We have many colors to chose from.

We do have many more new items on order and waiting for them to com in.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Valentines Paper is IN

We have received our Valentines paper. We have new Reminisces and Basic Grey Valentines lines. Also Flower Soft has come out with some adorable Nursery Rhymes card toppers.
Right now all of our flowers by Prima, and Fiskers are on Sale so make sure you come in and stock up spring is just right around the corner