"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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Crop this Friday

This Friday night July 23rd, we are having a crop starting at 5PM and going until 10PM. The cost is $10 and includes food (supper), fun and fellowship (sharing ideas and lots of talking and laughing).

We have new product in. From Sizzix we have the Hot Shot die cut machine and diecuts and embossing folders some of them are Tim Holtz designs. Our Creative Imagination order is finally here. The Luminart paints are fun to try and the colors are great. We should have some new colors of Bazzill paper in the next few days. If you haven't been in lately we have other fun new papers from BoBunny, my favorite is the Peacock Lane papers. Moxxie has some great new summer papers. If your kids like to have squirt gun fights there is even a paper for that. From Stampendous we have some great stamps - one has pinwheels, and I found a pinwheel paper that you can use with it that is great for a summer card.

The Freeborn County Fair will soon be here. We will close at 3PM during the fair from Monday through Friday and on Saturday we will close at 12 Noon. We hope this does not inconvenience anyone. Have a great time at the fair.

We think that the leak is finally fixed at the store so the school and sports paper should be back up in the next few days. At home we have most of the new windows in and one side of our house is resided. We have repainted all the inside of the house except our bedroom because I just decided on the paint color (our bedroom needed the ceiling scraped and the sheet rock re-screwed because a branch had broken though the roof and hit the top of sheet rock and pushed it down. The walls were full of marks where things had hit, both of the windows had broken so there was glass everywhere in the room. The carpet had to be removed because of all the glass and will be replaced with a hardwood look laminate or something. I am staying away from carpet it's not fun to clean up after a storm not that I ever plan to take part in a tornado again.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy 4th!

Happy Birthday America!
We will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd and Monday, July 5th to celebrate the 4th (and clean up at home)

We have had a very interesting and very busy last 2 weeks on June 17th about 6:40PM we had a tornado blew through our acreage. In just a few moments 3 out buildings were gone. 4 cars were destroyed most of the trees in our 100 plus years old grove, and 9 windows, siding, shingles etc. were all damaged on our home. Inside 6 of us survived unharmed. God is a great protector.
Wonderful people came and helped pick up our yard of broken buildings, fallen trees, tin from the neighbors and other debris. The Salvation Army was there to help with anything we needed from water, food, snacks, generators if needed. They were great.

Life is slowly getting back to normal, soon the house will have new windows, the siding will be on, the roof re shingled and other repairs done as needed. We are very thankful to everyone who came and helped us in any way, you helped make our burden bearable.

At the Store, when I came to work last Monday after the storms of the weekend, there were two ceiling tiles ready to fall - full of water, I moved the school papers out of harms way. I hope to get them back in place in the next week when the ceiling tiles dry up, we are sorry for any inconvenience it may cause you.

While I have been out of the store we have gotten alot of new merchandise in, I am in the process of getting it in the computer and hope to get it out on the shelves next week. The new Justrite stamps and acrylic blocks are here. New paper lines from Moxxie and BoBunny, stamps and stickers from Stampedeous. We are now carrying the Big Shot by Sizzix, embossing folders and die-cuts, we have the tea-cup, flip-flop and cake 12in die-cuts. 2 different Tim Holtz embossing folders and some other products from them.

Our next crop night is Friday, July 9th. We will donate all of the crop fees $10 a person to the Salvation Army. We will also have other specials with proceeds going to the Salvation Army. They have been a great help to those who were affected by the storms of the last few weeks and we would like to help them out. The evening runs from 5PM to 10PM. We will also accept donations for the Salvation Army Disaster Relief fund.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July Weekend