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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fall Class Schedule

v  Paper Quilts Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Using square punches and scraps of paper learn how to make miniature quilts to accent your scrapbooking pages and greeting cards. 
Wednesday, September 18 - 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $15.00 per person

v  Stamping with Copic Markers Class taught by Angie Ha
Take your card making to a new level and learn how to use Copic markers to make your stamped images come alive. Angie is certified to teach and you can view her blog at You will need to have the Copic markers we use in the class. (The markers will be available for purchase at a discount on the day of the class.)
Thursday, September 19 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Christmas Card-Making with Outline Stickers taught by Rachel Stoltzfus  
This class was originally called “Card-making with Dazzles Stickers.” We will be using Dazzles and other outline stickers but are still using the same technique. We will use stickers on clear plastic and color with Glaze 3-D markers to achieve the look of stained glass. You will also learn to use the innies of outline stickers.
Wednesday, September 25 - 9:30am – 11:30am    Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Buggies and Buds Shop Hop 2013: October 1 – 14, 2013
See bottom for details.

v  Advanced Stamping with Copic Markers Class taught by Angie Ha
You will learn to color the images of people as taught in the book “Copic Coloring Guide-Level 3”. You will need to have the Copic markers we use in the class. (The markers will be available for purchase at a discount on the day of the class)
Thursday, October 31 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Card-Making with Fabric Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Learn how to make fun and easy cards using fabric and your Cuttlebug machine and     Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. You will make and take home two cards
Saturday, November 2 - 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $15.00 per person

v  Paper Crafts for Gift-Giving Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Learn how to use your scrapbooking tools and paper to make your own Christmas gifts. You will make a favor and a gift item.
Wednesday, November 13- 9:30am - 11:30am   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Quilling Class taught by Nancy Salzman
Learn the art of quilling using rolls of paper that have been rolled, shaped, or pinched. You will make and take home a card and a gift item.
Thursday, November 14 – 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $20.00 per person

v Calendar Club
Join the Calendar Club to make your own handmade 2014 calendar. Twelve ladies will sign up. Each lady will be assigned a month and will make 12 alike 12x12 pages for her month. Swap pages and finish the details on the calendar. Call for more information or see previous blog post. 

v  If you have a group of friends that would like to do a class together, call ahead and schedule your own personal class. We also rent out our upstairs cropping room for a fee of $8 per person, per day. Please call ahead to schedule your day.

*Remember that spaces for the classes are limited, so please call as soon as possible to sign up.  Your space is reserved when your payment is received. We reserve the right to cancel a class in which case we would issue store credit.

Shop Hop Information:
The 2013 Buggies and Buds Shop Hop will be held from October 1 – 14, 2013. The Shop Hop is Central Pennsylvania’s scrapbooking and paper crafting store tour. For more details visit

Participating Stores:

1.       Barbara's Stamping Delight, Quarryville
2.       Country Cottage Creations, Paradise
3.       Countryside Creations, Gordonville
4.       Farmhouse Memories, Paradise
5.       Forevermore Scrapbooking, Gettysburg
6.       Groves, Inc., Huntingdon
7.       Hobby House Retreat, Middletown
8.       Joys of Life Scrapbooking, Mechanicsburg
9.       L&L Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking, Ephrata
10.   Mechanicsburg Crafter’s Retreat, Mechanicsburg
11.   Pages in Time, Brickerville
12.   Paper Place, Mount Joy
13.   Stampin’ Station, Home of Purple Daisy Desgin, Mechanicsburg
14.   The Scrap Pad, Dover
15.   Times to Remember, Hershey
 16. Treasures Old and New, Dover


Calendar Club

$15.00 per person
(This includes a blank SRM Keepsake calendar)

Wednesday, November 20 – 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday, December 18 – 9:00am-4:00pm

What you will need to do:
·         Make 12 alike 12x12 pages of your assigned month by December 18.
·         Fill in the numbers and months on your own calendar.
(SRM number and month stickers will be available for purchase but you will be able to add detail in whatever way you choose.)

We have two dates reserved to work on your calendar pages here at Farmhouse Memories. The first day, November 20 you can come here and work on your calendar pages with the other ladies. You will need to have your pages finished by December 18, and on that day we will swap the pages and fill in the days/months on your own calendars.

*You will choose your month when you sign up. First come; first serve, so call ASAP to sign up.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thank You Card

 Good Morning!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting from our Christmas Card Swap. We will announce the winner of that at a later time. 

Here is a "Thank You" window fabric card designed and made by Rachel.
The card opens up like this to reveal the "Thank You" fabric. 
And then opens like this where you can write your message. 
(notice the rectangular window on the left flap)
 The "Thank You" words came from this fabric.
 And the butterfly came from this fabric which came in recently.

Our fall class schedule will be sent out this week so watch your inbox or check back here on the blog. 
Have a great week. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Christmas Card Swap

Good Afternoon!

Today we had a Christmas Card Swap. 15 ladies participated in the swap, so we have 15 different cards to show you today. 

We are giving you the opportunity to vote for your favorite card online, this year. We also have a display set up in the store where you can vote as well. 

We are asking you to please only vote ONE TIME. If you have already visited the store and cast your vote, please do not vote online. 

Card #1

 Card #2

 Card #3

 Card #4

Card #5

 Card #6

 Card #7

 Card #8

 Card #9

 Card #10

Card #11

Card #12

Card #13

Card #14

Card #15

The winner of the contest will win this bag which is full of scrapbooking & cardmaking supplies. 

If you haven't already voted in the store and would like to vote online, here's what you need to do: send an email to with the number of the card you are voting for OR comment on this post with the number of the card you are voting for.  Please vote only one time. Saturday, August 24 will be our last day to accept votes online. The display in the store will be open for voting for two weeks.