Okay well, it was a long road but it is back up and running on the site. We did find a great new computer guy in the process . . . . so we are really excited about that - he is gonna start all the changes that the other "guys" were supposed to do and didn't!

Stay tuned!

AMM's First Ever On-Line Crop . . . .

Well, Saturday was a blast! So many great challenges! So many incredible layouts - Remember that you have until 4/1/07 to post all of your projects to be entered into a prize drawing.

The first person who completes all 6 Challenges wins a prize!! Don't forget to complete a challenge you have to upload the LO into the Gallery AND post the image on that challenge's thread. The instructions on how to post the image in you message is here: … hp?id=2242

Marla (Majaga) has completed all of the challenges! WINNAH WINNAH WINNAH! Congrats Marla!

Their are challenges you must complete to win:
ScrapJack Challenge - hosted by Emily
Colors Challenge - hosted by Suzanne
Old School Challenge - hosted by Michelle
Quote Challenge - hosted by Colette
Sketch Challenge - hosted by Patti
Crop Foods Challenge - hosted by Meredith; AND
Foods correspondances

Don't feel bad if you aren't a super swift scrapper.... For every challenge you complete you will be entered into a random drawing. We have three other prizes to give away. AND you have until Sunday, April 1 at 12:00am (midnight Sat. night) PT to turn in your challenges!

So Scrap On !!!


And the winner of the Sweet Bella Contest is . . . . .

Karla Smith! The ladies from Sweet Bella loved Karla's layout. This is her winning layout:

Sweet Bella will be sending Karla an incredible prize package!

We also would like to give Lori Gentile a toot . . . .we fell in love with her layout also! Here it is:

We will be sending Lori a little package as a congrats!

Thnk you to everyone for participating in this challenege! It was so fun to look at all of the projects and see everyone's take on the product.

The Internet Gods smiled on us . . .

Okay! We are back up! {breathing now} . . .so get over there and crop, chat & crop!

Thank you SO much for your patience!

Of all days . . . . . .

Okay! {GASP, THROW UP, SHAKE} We see that the site is BLANK! We are working on it now! Keep your projects moving . . . . we will be back up and running SOON!


April Kit Sneak Peek . . .


New Items at AMM . .

We have received A TON of new goodies in the last week . . . . look here. Here are jsut a few of the new goodies that have come in . . . .

Don't miss out!

Sweet Bella Layout Contest

The Sweet Bella layout contest ends this Saturday, March 24th. The sweet girls from Sweet Bella are going to help pick the winner and have graciously asked if they can provide a chunky stash for the winner! WOOHOO!

The details of the contest are here.

We hope you’ll enter!

Read all about it: AMM's first ever on-line crop!

Our new Event Director, Meredith, has brought together AMM’s first ever online crop, this Saturday March 24th!

Meredith has listed all of the details for you on the message boards under the online crops forum.

Stop by here to take a look and join in on the festivities. We’ll have challenges, games and we’ll give away some prizes too!

Good luck!

New fun and exciting things happening at AMM . . .

Have you had a chance to stop by our message boards yet? We are having loads of fun with contests, "LAYOUT OF THE DAY" (hosted by NEW DT member Emily Jones), ideas, inspirations, healthy living and we are really meeting some fun people.

Take a minute to stop by - when you have a chance!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

We are proud to announce AMM's New DT!

It was a tough tough decision to narrow it down to 5 new DT members. We ended up with 6 new DT members and a new position.

Here is AMM's new DT who will be starting effective April 1:

Katie Watson
Suzanne Brooksbank
Collette Osuna
Christine Penaflor
Patti Hutchinson
Melissa Smith
Emily Jones
Meredith Taylor

Congratulations ladies!

And don't forget that we have Suzy Plantamura as an Honorary DTM until May!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who applied. There was so much talent and creativity - it blew us away!


Stay tuned!


Stay tuned!

DT CALL . . . . .March 15, 2007

Just a quick reminder that the DT call will close on March 15, 2007 at 11:59 p.m.

We will have hopefully decided on the DT by the following week . . . . because we would like the new DT to start on April 1!

So get those applications in!

Sweet Bella - March Contest

The lovely ladies at Sweet Bella want to host a layout contest for us. They are donating a hefty little prize package, so here's what you need to do:

Post your layouts or projects in our gallery.
Make the heading "SWEET BELLA CONTEST".
You can use projects/layouts that have already been posted. Just go ahead and post them again with this heading. The projects just need to contain some Sweet Bella items in them. You can mix in other manufacturers.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 25th.

We still have some SB products in the store, so check them out if you need to stock up. We also have some doggy bags left if you missed out on the Sweet Bella kit this month.

Now get to posting those projects!!!

Thanks! Michelle & Alison


Please join us as we get to know the wonderful owners of Sweet Bella, Cristina and Danyelle Madrid.

Yes, they are sisters and they are married to brothers! They are the cutest girls and super duper sweet ~ so please be here on the boards with us on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. (PST).

This is the first time we have ever done this, so be gentle with us, ok?

We are the FKOTM on Willow Traders! WOOHOO

For those of you that don't go to Willow Traders . . . here is the review of our March kit by Christina (THANK YOU CHRISTINA)!!!
"HAPPY HAPPY MARCH WILLOWS!!! Today is our 2nd anniversary here at Willow Traders and wait until you see who we have featured this month!! Give it up for A MILLION MEMORIES!!!! WOO HOOOO!!!! This is one hot club ladies!! We don’t have a second to waste so get your bubbly, or what have you. It’s cause for CELEBRATION!!!! You know the drill!!! GO! {hiccup}…………………….Oh. Excuse me if I’m already on my second glass of bubbly ………I couldn’t help myself. {hiccup} …………….oh my, EXCUSE ME! OK, Da Facts: 6 month sub $24.95 3 month sub $26.95 1 month purchase $29.95 Shipping is $5 flat rate and they ship on the first. And Paypal IS EXCEPTED! Now, the fun stuff! I have to say when I got this kit the first thing I noticed was how well packaged it was. The paper came wrapped in kraft paper with 2 pieces of cardboard on each side to prevent damage during shipping. The emellies are all packaged up in nice neat zip locks. I LOVE that there isn’t anything floating around. Everything is in a package or wrapped. Nice! Gina if you are out there, listen up girl. This kit in a nutshell is ‘P.L.EH.’ Wha???? Do I hear you asking, “What in the world does that mean?” Well I’ll tell you my pretty. This kit is Paper Light, Embellie Heavy. Aggghhh!!! The papers in this kit I don’t think have even hit the stores yet. They are from a new company called, “Sweet Bella”. You will receive five papers from this line and 1 paper from the Just Us collection by Prima. All of the sheets are double sided. The Sweet Bella papers are very dreamy, soft and romantic. The color palette include soft blues and pale yellows with scroll prints and faded images of antique books and vintage posters. This line is not something I’ve seen before. In the industry today, that’s a pretty amazing accomplishment. So six papers, ladies, I love that! Ready for some embellies!? Shall we start with some chipboard ? But not like you get in other kits. What sets this apart from the rest is the diversity in the pieces you get and the AMOUNT of pieces. In my kit I got 13 different pieces, and that’s not including the negative in the pieces. I got photo corners, tags, frames, brackets, scrolls, paisley and more!!! It’s not all arrows or flowers, KWIM? There are so many different pieces here!! Ok there really are so many embellies I just am beside myself as to what to share with you next. Ummm…….{closing my eyes and picking something up off my desk}…………………….DING! DING! DING! OK, I picked up a package of matching Sweet Bella Chipboard tags. These are completely different from the bare ones included. These are made by Sweet Bella and are LARGE and in charge!! Charles in Charge that is! {tee hee…….do you remember that show? Scott Baio was my first husband you know?} Ohhhh……ya. The chipboard! So these pieces are big and finished, they match the collection of papers and are BEAUTIFUL ladies. So very pretty, make sure to scroll down and take a look in the photo included. So remember how I said the feel of this kit is everything vintage and romantic. Well the embellishments only bring that theme home. You will receive a Making Memories Vintage Scroll frame. It’s embossed and antiqued and goes so beautifully with the rest of the products. My FAVORITE goodie in the kit is the Fabric flower from Junkitz. It’s ivory and includes lace and a button for the center. Ohhhh……it’s just dreamy! We all know we can’t really call a kit, ‘a kit’ unless we have an alphabet, right? Well how about TWO in this one!? My new favorite kind of alphabets are the teeny tiny ones and you get on in this kit! Its made by MM and comes in black. There are 468 alpha stickers in it so that gives you an idea of how many of each letter, number and punctuation you get!! You can do SEVERAL projects and layouts with these alphas. What would vintage be without a little something from 7 Gypsies , huh? You get a full set of rub on monograms. And in black! Perfect contrast to the soft palette we have going on. Finally we are up to what I have been holding back on. It’s so pretty and packed with wonderful goodies I kind of don’t want to open it up! It’s a little ziplock back FULL to the brim of goodies and I’m having so much fun as it is flipping it over and over and finding something new each time I do! ………………….Oh, OK already! I’ll open it……………….. WOW!! Wanna know what’s in here? Well I think the more appropriate question is, “What isn’t in here!” We have RIBBON! Three different kinds! We have prima’s!! Several small and medium ones and then a ton of these lovely teeny tiny flowers. They are TOO CUTE! And A TON of buttons! All kinds! Clear, white, ivory, small, medium and GIGANTO! Just a ton to use to your hearts content. You also get a couple of those sales tags to play with and a page from a book to alter and incorporate into your projects. I tried reading mine and while I don’t know what language it is, I do know that it’s not English or Spanish. The next few items are what sets AMM apart from other clubs. They include things you just don’t get in other kits. First up are three foreign postage stamps. These things are so cool, they are real stamps! You will also get a 7Gypsies post card, how appropriate, huh? A miniature monthly calendar which I LOVE and know I’ll use up in a flash. It’s miniature and is in ‘sticky’ form and THE WHOLE YEAR is included! Gosh I love that thing. And I’ve NEVER seen those items listed! Very cool ! I love getting things in kits that haven’t been done before. Um…….I know you thought we were done but NU-UH! We even have a rubber stamp included! It’s a date stamp with the most beautiful scrolls on each side. Just lovely and fitting for the tone of this kit. What a great kit, huh? Now let me talk a little about the club itself. It’s run by Allison and Michelle. They took over the club in September of this past year. They have done a wonderful job of not only breathing life back into AMM but breathing it right up to being of the best selling clubs out there. We all stalk the posts of the beautiful limited edition kits that AMM has become famous for. The photos are up close and detailed. I love that they not only put out an amazing monthly club each month but they also put out limited edition kits for those of us who need a little bit more! Their kits are amazing and so is their customer service. I’ve seen it first hand on the boards. Questions by Willows, Pm’s being sent and AMM is right there answering each question personally. I love that they are right here with us on the boards. It’s a major bonus in my book. Readily available and happy to help, what more can we ask for? I think if you are looking for aheavily embellished club this kit is for. The paper lines in previous kits are all very romantic and dreamy. Just beautiful kits. Take a look here and see what I mean: Christina OUT! "
Christina - again - thank you for the KICKIN' review and the great opportunity!!

Donna Downey - June 16th Classes

Hi AMMers!

We have been in talks with Karen Wilson about providing the kits for Donna Downey's June 16th classes and setting up shop at the hotel during the classes. There is still space available, if you are interested. Below is some information I received from Karen about the class:

Here’s the scoop:

1) 3 Super Cool Classes on Saturday, June 16th

2) Evening Crop (4-9 p.m.)

Beautiful Beachside Location @ The Carlsbad Inn

55 Scrappers (max)

Lots and Lots of Prizes and Fun!!!

$215 for the entire day (this includes lunch, snacks and beverages).

In addition they'll be giving away lots of prizes.

Karen has set aside a block of rooms at the hotel. They are probably going to run about $215 (including tax) a night—but she has requested rooms with 2 double beds so you can double up. You will then need to call the hotel and reserve a room with your credit card (the block of rooms will be under Karen's name).

You can contact Karen as follows:

Karen Wilson

Look forward to seeing you there!