My Make Shift Idea for Flowers

Hi all! So, I began doing a little fall decorating this weekend. I was super lucky this year and found a huge bag full of fall florals a few months back at a yard sale for just $2.00! It included candle rings, flowers, garland, leaves ~ major SCORE!!! I went to work over the weekend and put together a quick bouquet for our dinner table. The thing that I dislike most about silk flower arrangements is the way that the stems look in the vases. With my summer floral bouquet, my Mom suggested that I fill the bottom of the glass vase with coordinating buttons. It turned out super cute, so for my fall florals, I really wanted something just as creative. What I came up with was using a bunch of scrap lace. Have you seen this one in the AMM shop (only $.69 per yard)?

Well, I took a bunch of this lace and stuffed it in the bottom of the glass vase and really like the way that it turned out. Just gave it kind of a soft look and covered up some of those ugly stems that I was talking about.I then took some sheer dotted trim and wrapped that around the vase into a bow and added the berry candle holder to the bottom.

Do you have any tips and tricks for fall decorating? Share them! Visit our forums and gallery and show us!

Introducing "Fashion Inspired"

We have an exciting new set of items in the A Million Memories store that we are happy to share with you. We call it "Fashion Inspired" Come by a take a peek. Great prices and pretty stuff to make a plain Jane wardrobe look fabulous and still allows you to get a little creative.
Come by and take a peek at what we have and get ready to get inspired to get a little crafty with your wardrobe!

Sketchy Thursday

Here's this weeks sketch lift. This week I chose this LO by Leila Cassimira Cardoso.

and here's the sketch...

Introducing Michelle Philippi

Meet our newest design team member Michelle Philippi

My name is Michelle Philippi – and I live in Idaho.

I’m a wife to a fantastic guy who supports my crazy adventures, and I’m a mother to the 2 cutest little redheads you ever did see. I’m a working mom, but at the same time I strive to be Super Mom.

In my “spare time” you will find me and all my chubby cheeks plopped down at my craft table making cards, goodie bags for the kids’ parties, school and church functions, and making gift tags too. I’m all about the heartfelt and handcrafted – but at the same time I’m all about the quick & easy. I don’t have the time or the patience to make anything that takes more than an hour.

I started cardmaking the beginning of 2009 and have been hooked ever since. Some of my favorite paper companies are: My Mind's Eye, Glitz Design, American Crafts, and new kid on the block, Authentique Paper. I just love lines that come with the paper and the diecuts and all the coordinating embellies - they make it so easy for me!

Here are a few of the cards that Michelle has made:

New "Back To School" Class

We have the cutest class kit project made by Jennifer Longenecker. You can either purchase the instructions, which will be sent to you via email in a pdf format (no shipping wil be charged) and you can use your own supplies for just $3.99, or you can purchase the kit WITH the class instructions for just $27.99. What a deal right?
This should give you an idea of all of the cute projects you will be learning to make. It's a chalkboard calendar, a mini backpack, a reading log with reading log pages that you will be able to print out, printable embellishments for all and a mouse pad. Cute, right? This gorgeous set was created by Jennifer Longenecker. I'm SUCH a sucker for school things, so I love it! You can pick up the class alone, or the kit with the class included HERE in the AMM store.

Oh and if you spend just $35 in the AMM store, you will receive the class instructions for FREE this week!

Here are a few more sales going on --
Pink Paislee Mistables - 20% off (already marked down in the shop)
Echo Park Victoria Gardens - 30% off (already marked down in the shop)
NEW IN STORE - Crate Paper Random & Farmhouse collections, Jenni Bowlin Christmas & Halloween Collections and various new trims, flowers & button assortments

Almost everything else in the store is 55% off. All you need to do is use code CLEAR3 at check-out and it will automatically give you the discount.

Get started on those back to school, fall and Halloween projects now and don't forget to share them with us in our gallery. This is my all time favorite time of year, so I'd love to see the inspiration that all of our readers have to share.

Have a great week!

Sketchy Members

For this week's sketchy Thursday I chose this LO by Charlotta Lindmark:

and here's the sketch:

If you want to have one of your LO's featured on the blog and turned into a sketch all you have to do is post a LO in the AMM gallery between now and next Thursday. Enjoy!

Inspired by Travel

I found this gorgeous picture of a beach in France on Wouldn't you love to go there and watch the sun being cast on the waves as they crash into the cavern? That's a place where I'd like to get lost.

Here's the color scheme:

And here's some inspiration from the AMM store.

Hambly Orange Bohemian Overlay

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Antiquity

Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk By the Beautiful Sea

Maya Road Satin Pleat Edging Cream

AMM Woven Flowers