Monday, February 4, 2013

cha winter 2013 : we r memory keepers

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The We R Memory Keepers booth is our next stop in the ongoing CHA Winter 2013 tour, and I'm going to kick things off with a look at their new Albums Made Easy kits.

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If you're familiar with certain other pocketed page protector scrapbooking systems then this is going to look familiar, but since We R Memory Keepers was producing a wide variety of divided page protectors long before Becky Higgins briefly teamed up with them for Project Life production, it seems only fitting that We R would come out with a system of their own.

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There are a variety of styles to choose from in the We R Memory Keepers Albums Made Easy collection, and the journaling card packs contain about half the quantity of cards in a Project Life kit. The smaller quantity makes it much easier to mix and match and create your own look without having to purchase several massive kits- love that!

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We R Memory Keepers also offers a selection of grid cards, with several styles of gridded and lined journaling spots in both 4x6 and 3x4 sizes in the pack.

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The backs of the patterned kit cards are also very usable- if the journaling spot or saying on the front does't work for you, just flip the card over to reveal a coordinating pattern!

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Here's a look at the variety of page protectors that I mentioned earlier- there are enough designs to fill a rather large display!

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We R Memory Keepers also announced a new 3x4 inch punch that's shipping in June. The prototype on display had been damaged by the time I reached the booth and I wasn't able to try it for myself, but it looks to be an impressive tool and has a magnetic collar to help hold your paper in the exact spot you want as you punch. I'm pretty excited for this to hit stores!

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We R Memory Keepers is also debuting several other new tools, including a set of 2 Edge punches that can create both strips of paper lace or single-sided borders and the new Mini 8 punch, a smaller version of the Lucky 8 that's designed for 6x6 paper.

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I'm very excited about this next tool, the Envelope Punch Board. If you struggle to find envelopes to match your cards or are simply looking for a way to use up some larger scraps of paper (or perhaps those papers in your stash that you no longer care for), this board might be just the tool for you!

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Jenny Weston was kind enough to demo the board on video for me while I was in the booth, showing just how quick and easy it is to create envelopes with this board.



We Re Memory Keepers' new line of scrapbooking totes are absolutely gorgeous- I love that shade of aqua and the quatrefoil design!

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I also took a closer look at four of We R Memory Keepers upcoming paper lines while I was visiting the booth, and I'll start this last part of our tour with a closer look at the For The Record line.

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Simply spring has a lovely aqua, coral, and yellow palette with lots of soft, romantic florals.

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Feelin' Groovy is a fresh, funky collection full of bright greens, yellows, oranges, and blues.

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I've saved my favorite of the new collections for last- even I, the non-camper, love the Happy Campers line!

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We R Memory Keepers has mixed aqua with muted oranges and greens, and they've thrown in some of the most gorgeous chipboard letter stickers, too!

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These alphas are so beautiful in person- white with a metallic gold grain, they have just the right amount of shimmer, and I love the font!

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And you know that the geek in my loves this constellation paper, right?!?

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We R Memory Keepers ships releases on a staggered schedule, so you can expect a steady stream of new product shipping from them over the next several months. You can keep an eye out for new items over at Two Peas in a Bucket.