Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meet Memento

Ok Paperlifers we are gonna change things up a bit this week and introduce you to some classy cute must have items for your upcoming papercrafting season! This cute lady is Terri Johnson owner of Memento! She is an etsy girl and loves her take on The Paperlife through making products to help you organize and feel stylin while working in your own Paperlife. Here is Terri's story and an intrduction to her beautiful products. Take it away Terri:


Hi, my name is Terri and I am a WAHM with a 15 month old son Maverick and a 3 year old daughter Liberty. I have been married for 13 years to Ron, my best friend & the greatest husband and father. I am very blessed to have such an amazing partner for this journey called life, marriage and parenting. He is very supportive of me and my business; which is my third child Memento! Who just happened to come along while I was pregnant with my son.
Memento is the personalized gifts & embroidery business I created. Talk about a crazy time to start a business but I have heard from many other fellow moms it’s what us mompreneurs do!Memento was launched in 2007, with a desire to build a business that combined my creative vision and entrepreneurial talents; to produce personalized and made-to-order products. My vision was to offer products that represent a person's legacy, individual taste, or, makes a unique statement about an individual's spirit and character. I have spent lots of time trying to find the perfect gift that represents the individual that I am giving it to. It isn’t always the easiest task. When I created Memento I wanted to offer these types of gifts. Combining the unique items I have found with embroidery and monogramming I help create the perfect customized item for that special person or event.

Memento creates a timeless reminder of a special moment, person, place or time. It's a gift that's fun and creates smiles and laughter. It also represents a special sentiment or reminder that conjures up memories or tears. Most importantly, I want to offer products that make gift giving easy. I believe that our selection of products, with your personalized touch, offer your friends and loved ones a gift that is as unique and special as they are. From all of this, Memento was launched. And by the way, if you love our products, the greatest compliment you can pay us is to tell all of your friends, family and co-workers about Memento!
Here is our etsy shop and where you can find us on the web:

Website: http://www.shopmemento.com/
Etsy Shop: http://shopmemento.etsy.com/
Blog: http://www.shopmemento.blogspot.com/


And now for My Paperlife Spotlight Giveaway to you:

I’m a detail girl down to the littlest details. Sometimes that is a blessing when you area creative person and sometimes a curse. When I scrapbook a beach vacation I pull out every color of blue paper I have and hold my ocean pictures up to all the blues so I can pick the perfect one! When I scrapbook with friends they get multiple pages and layouts done and poor Terri might get 2 pages done if it’s a good day. I am so behind at the moment on both of my children’s scrapbooks…behind is an understatement. The true status, photos have been taken and not sorted, some not even ordered! I have kept all the things that would be perfect to eventually go in their books and written down all the memorable moments. So thankfully, I am organized and I have the details now to just do the work! When I use to go to a friend’s house or to a scrapbook class I would just load up my supplies in a box. Now, I have the perfect must have way to carry your supplies from one room to another or to take to a friends house. A collapsible market tote basket. They are open on top so you can stack them up and fill them with all kinds of papers, punches, stickers and everything else you need to make the perfect layout. I have customers that do weekends at a cabin with all their girlfriends and they carry their supplies in one market tote and then have one as their work in progress tote.

Another thing that I find very useful and helpful when I am creating is an apron with POCKETS! Not only do they keep the messy goodness off your clothes but, you always have things that you put down and wonder where are they when scrapping. I love keeping a pen, pencil, eraser and scissors and pins (if I am sewing) in my apron pockets. This way when I am sewing, Embroidering, making a card or layout I have exactly what I need right there on me. And when you are feeling creative and want to be inspired you have to wear an apron that is cute and sets the mood. I created these beautiful aprons for a customer and decided I would branch out and make some more for people who live a creative life.

I am happy to giveaway this week, in honor of my Paperlife spotlight, to a creative Paperlife reader a Personalized Market Tote Basket & Custom Apron!
Thank you Terri, what a generous thing to give from your paperlife. I just love all of Terri's adorable items in her etsy shop be sure to check that out after you leave your comment here to get in on this HUGE giveaway of hers this week.

And that is not all here is a fun look inside where Terri lives and creates her Paperlife. It is still in progress but, wow I am lovin it so far:




So fun Terri to get a look inside where your Paperlife happens and by the way, love The Paperlife blue walls, great color choice LOL!!! I know, I know, who am I kidding that is actually Memento blue right? Still beautiful color choice.

Ok so, Paperlifers pretty awesome spotlight and giveaway again this week huh? As always, leave Terri a comment here on her Paperlife and we will draw CST midnight Sunday for both a Memento Tote and adorable apron.

On another note, we will be officially moved to the new site next week, our permanent home http://www.thepaperlife.com/ . And man do we have fun stuff planned there. GO now and here a podcast by me on what exactly we are about and doing there. Also, at the top under the critique boutique, the first product critique video is up and its a fun one watch that! And, please please leave me a comment letting me know you were there and what you think, afterall I want it to be your Paperlife home on the web as well. Thanks so much for all the support everybody! This is about you and I couldn't do any of this without you! So until later this week, we'll see you at The Paperlife and be sure to go make a beautiful mess of your Paperlife!!!!

Hugs,

Amy

48 comments:

Hampers said...

Nice blog with a nice family picture. It was nice going through your blog. Keep it up the good work.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Love Terri's work. Would love to be the proud owner of the market tote and apron...I would put it to great use, that is for sure! Thanks for introducing us to Terri.

Kaytee said...

That apron is adorable!! I am going to go check out Terri's store right now! It might be the perfect place for me to do some Christmas shopping!!! Thanks Terri and Amy~!

JET Bags said...

Oh my goodness-they are both just adorable. What a talent! I would love to have them.
Jill

Created for this... said...

Absolutely love the market tote and apron. Your blog is inspiring - thanks!

StampinCathy said...

Terri is one creative and inspiring crafter. I just love her stamping area. Terri is so sweet to be giving away this AWESOME candy. Thanks for a chance.

gscrapbooks said...

Wow! Look at that huge cutting mat... who makes that? Awesomeness!!! Love the apron and the crafting space. :-)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous apron and tote!!! Love the studio pictures...I so want to get more organized after seeing that space!!

Nitasha said...

What a shining example of a WAHM, artist and business woman! I love the elegance of the apron and the tote. I think I would just walk around the house in the apron to be cute and take it off when I start scrapping- too cute to get dirty! Thanks for being so generous!

isabel scrap said...

love this blog, thanks for sharing

alexandra said...

so cute photo !! and great apron

la zaz said...

Terri's work looks fabulous.thanks for sharing this site

the mustik said...

Great talent, love everything Terri's create
thanks for the chance

guillauma said...

My fav is the market tot... love to have one !
kisses

Mia said...

LOVE her goodies! I sooo need a fun and functional apron!!

Cheri said...

Love Terri's creations! I will definitely check out her store!

Jennifer Haggerty said...

can I have her scrap room? LOL I love the apron too! How cool! :) Thanks for spotlighting!

Slick said...

Nice to meet & get to know more about Terri... awesome work girl.

I love that apron too cute & functional too

Laura Stewart said...

cute room!

NancyJones said...

loveee it love the apron. That is kinda how we made my scrap island. I have M.S. I don't get to go to crops and/or get out due to immune deficiency and I catch everything. I have to be on the chemo therapy dose treatment for MS. My husband and fil made me and awesome scrap room That is sorta how they did my table I have a link on the side of my blog that has a video of it. but they have had to kinda make some adjustments since then to make it "handi capable" I need to update it. (after I clean it haha) someday that will happen,
But hey On bad days I can get in and out. ANd it makes me feel better!! I say whatever works. Terri SO rocks. Love her work. That apron sure is cuteeeeeee!!!!!

Shawninaz said...

I too am a perfectionist when it comes to my crafting. I've done exactly what you've described and I've accepted the fact that I'll always be behind.

Great idea on the tote and apron. Thanks for offering the blog readers this great giveaway!

TrayChic said...

Cute tote and apron!! Thanks for another great highlight this week!

Christine said...

So cute! But shouldn't they say Chris? (wink, wink)

Sandrine Deleuze said...

This apron is the most "CHIC" one I've ever seen ! I would be so proud to wear it each time I'm in my craftroom and use this market tote too !!! Thanks for this chance to win an early Christmas present ! Smooches

Donna VanWert said...

I love your workspace. Craft aprons are really getting popular. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

I am going to your ETSY store now - ta ta

ellen s. said...

they are amazing! i appreciate the detail and the personalization! def bookmarking that site b/c my scrappy friends and i always talk about getting matching aprons

Kristine said...

Okay, so very love the Crafting Room, wow so much better than my garage. I love it. Your blog is so sweet. I love all that you share, it is very inspiring. I would love a chance to win the apron and the tote.
Thanks so much
K

Erin Bassett said...

So cute!

LOVE all that storage. :D

Laurie VF said...

Youch!!!! Nice givaway....luv it!!!!Keep entering...never winning, this would be a "nice" one to win.
Thanks for the op!
Laurie VF

Merrilee said...

I love the apron and tote!

Katy said...

SO cute! I will definitely be going over to check out Terri's store! Thanks for sharing!

JJ Sobey said...

Oh man I WISH I had a desk that big to scrap on ! Would love to win that apron!

Deanne said...

I loved seeing the work room in progress! Great space! Awesome giveaway too!

Anonymous said...

Love, love LOVE the apron and market tote -- plus I love monogramming and names on items! Great ideas!

Your family photo is absolutely precious, and I will check out your etsy store right now as it's the perfect place to do some holiday shopping!

Thanks Terri and Amy~

Gramjak

Tiffany said...

I have always had a huge love of personalized items,to me it says, "I took the extra time to pick out something perfect for you." Beautiful work, thank you for sharing with us!

Alison said...

I love your work - and the apron and tote are so cute!

The3Maries said...

Great feature! Love the apron and tote!


http://the3maries.etsy.com

Beth Jacobs said...

I love Terri's work. I am already a fan. She does such beautiful work and she is soooo friendly. Keep up the great work Terri!!! I would love the market tote and apron. I could put a lot of scrapbooking supplies in there!!

AScrappersDelight said...

Terri's items are fabulous! I would love to own her apron and market tote. Thanks for sharing!!

Lizzy said...

OOO, I love the apron!! Your stuff is all so darling!
~Lizzy

April said...

So adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Sheri (Aunt Re Re) said...

I love the personalized goodies! What an adorable apron and tote! Who couldn't be creative wearing that? Thanks for introducing us to Terri and Momento!

Beaner said...

I'm loving that tote! Those are so versatile, and the monogram makes it so fun! Jill

scrappinmomto2girls said...

you have a beautiful family to go along with your beautiful work! I love monogrammed stuff,it is so personal!! TY for introducing her here :)

Joli said...

Oh my goodness!!!! What cute stuff!! I love to support working moms!

Ann said...

These are wonderful. Would make great shower gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

sanjeet said...

-they are both just adorable. What a talent! I would love to have them.

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Nishant said...

Great talent, love everything Terri's create
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