Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More reveals!

It's been too nice to be inside here in Iowa! I expected more snow before it was all over, but maybe, just maybe, we are out of the woods!
It is suppose to be very warm tomorrow! Spring days with brisk breezes! No complaints here!
Trying to enjoy every minute before the humidity ruins it all!

April goes on sale on the 5th!

Here are a couple more designer reveals to tempt you!

From me (Penny):
Wanted to keep it simple, BUT use the bold pattern of this vintage sewing pattern... This months stamps are SO fun! Several images AND words!
Shelly: She really highlights how well the papers go together! LOVE the banners!
I promise I won't peek at the times submitted if you have a layout to link us to (more then 4 photos on your layouts!) Otherwise, we'll be pickin' a winner tomorrow!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

How was your weekend?

Did you create anything? :)

Hopefully we can INSPIRE some creativity with out next designer reveals!

April's kit continued...

From Megan:
Sewing not your thing? Megan used the Xyron handheld printer to create this stitched look!
The bicycle-also part of your kit in the form of a stamp! (One of several in the set!)

And Bree!
Here, Bree used some "real" stitching to outline her layout. Don't want to showcase your jouraling? Hid a tag behind a picture.
March Challenge-use more than 4+ pictures-there is still time to submit!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Another April Reveal...

From Shelley:
From the handmade flower (featuring The Button Box custom button made exclusively for The Story Matters) to the sewing that compliments perfectly the paper and letters and Shelley's fabulous photo, this layout is full of wonderful little details!Reminder: This weeks challenge (use 4+ photos on a layout) is still open, scroll down to see the designers examples using the March kit!
March kit is available, and will guarantee you a April kit! Each kit order is a subscription, but you can cancel ANY month by the 20th of the month prior to the next kit! Enough time for you to see the sneak peek of products!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day one of Reveals...

...keep working on your March kit challenge ladies! Use up those supplies!
IN the next days, we will be teasing you with the next kits supplies!

If you order a March kit (just a few left) you will be GUARANTEED an April kit!

From Angela:
All product used here is from the April kit!
I think you are going to LOVE the color palate for April!
New October Afternoon, Karen Foster Cosmo Cricket and Bo Bunny brads featured here!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March sketch winners and a new challenge...

Thank you so much for everyone who participated in the March sketch challenge! Here are the great entries:

...and the winner of the Prima stamp set is: Colleen

Congratulations! Please contact Penny at to redeem your prize.


Are you guys ready for a new challenge?

It's so simple ladies....
...use 4+ photos and at least one piece of paper from the March kit!
{It doesn't have to be the full sheet.}
...You have until Wed. March 31st to get yours done!
...Post a link to your entry in this post.

Here are a few samples from the design team:



and me {Megan}

Have fun with it guys! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!
There WILL be a prize!!

Also, mark your calendars cause April 5th is right around the corner and that's when April's kit goes for sale!!! Starting tomorrow we will be showcasing full reveals of the designers projects with the April kit!

Monday, March 22, 2010

For one of our desginers...

...Candi Ladwig, designer and friend, has been dealing with a tragic illness of her daughter Reese. It has been an unbelievable couple weeks as they fight to discover what is going on with her daughter.
What can us creative people do??
MAKE something for Reese!
See the details below!
You can follow her blog or facebook page for updates.
(click for larger/details)
(Sketch winners to be posted later today)

Monday, March 15, 2010

April Designer Sneak Peeks!

Just thought we would tease you with the April designer sneak peeks!
We will be revealing more of the kit contents in the coming days, but in the mean time,
we thought we would tease you!

April is Featuring:
NEW October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, and Custom Buttons (by The Button Box!)

There is still time (until this coming Sunday) to get a sketch in!
Haven't seen anything linked up to us yet-take a go at it! It's a great sketch!

Anyone can enter...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sketch Challenge March!

A simple sketch to spur creativity!
How about we have a bit of a prize too?
How about one of those Prima Stamp sets?
Got some extra, that we'll pass on to you!
Refer a friend, and if they get a kit, you BOTH get a stamp set! (while supplies last)
Submit by leaving a comment with a link here, or email by March 21st 12 midnight CST (next Sunday)
Sketch courtesy of the talented Bree!Here is what a few of us did with it:
(Shelley cut the words from the Imaginisce paper for her journaling!)
Don't forget to try the sketch to create a card!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


If you are already a fan of The Story Matters, GREAT!

We are also offering The Story Matters Facebook GROUP page! (Click icon!)This way we can tell you about challenges, promotions and inspiration THAT much easier!
So join the GROUP page, and be eligible for a We R Memory Keepers Product Package of the latest, independent store exclusive Vintage Blue!

Sewn Cardstock(Just a sample of this awesome line!)
FANS of The Story Matters will also be entered, AND will get a second entry for joining the GROUP page!

Clear as mud, right? Ah, just join for a chance to WIN! :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

On the Way to Selling Out....

The next 6 kits sold will receive a FREE Prima Cantaria 4x6 Clear Stamp Set!
Friday we will be back with a sketch-so grab your kit now!
We will have a prize for the sketch winner!!

Friday, March 5, 2010


And when they are gone, their GONE!HOW are you going to resist when you see the FANTASTIC inspiration by the Design Team!! (below)
Just $24.99 for The Story Matters KIT!
(Plus s/h, or free local pick-up))

1-Jenni Bowlin Kindergarten Classic

1-Graphic 45 My Pretty Garden

1-Imaginisce We're Out of Here

1-October Afternoon Tea Towel

1-Cosmo Cricket Repeat

1-Jillibean Soup Diced Tomatoes

1-Remininsce Textured Pear


1-Bazzill Kraft

1-Bazzill Vanilla

1-Bazzill Scalloped

1-Vintaj charm (assorted)

1 yard velvet squash ribbon

1-yard satin chocolate ribbon

8-Exclusive/Custom buttons The Button Box

Assorted coordinating Prima paper flowers

1-vintage milk cap

3-October Afternoon cards Farm Fresh

1-pkg. My Little Showbox Mini-Alpha's Creme Brulee
1-Imaginsce Snag 'em stamp Camera

And these introductory kits are leading up to our Websites GRAND OPENING in May!!
(**There will be a celebrations event along with the Spring Open House at Scrapaganza-watch for details!)

AND speaking of our Designers... now that we have seen from each, we are going to introduce you to each in the coming week, so STAY TUNED!
The talent here is INCREDIBLE!!!

So join the fun! Get your kit - a Sketch and at least two other challenges THIS MONTH!

Tell your story for LESS with The Story Matters!!

From 'The Authors":
(Click on the photo for a larger view!)
Candi:(Note: The designers would be HAPPY to give you instructions and measurements to their layouts and projects! Which has always been the plan-to have a sketch or instructions to at least one of each designers creations. Until the website is launched, it is very hard to post instructions-so if you need specifics to ANY of these projects, please feel free to email me, and I will have the designer send you the specifics! Thank you for your patience!