Mementoes In Time


Thank You!

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (2)

I wanted to say thank you in a very public way to a very, very special member of this site. She might be very cross when she sees this but I really hope not. She has a good sense of humour, so I'm sure I will get away with it! :D


The other day I received a mystery package and opened it to find a most beautiful handmade journal. To say I was blown away would be an understatement. I wanted to post some photos of this gorgeous creation but she may not be happy for me to do that, so I will wait to get the go ahead to do so before I do!


Marion has followed this site and been such a supportive person, I truly am very, very grateful for all her input. She has commented on blog posts, made some stunning chipboard projects and cards using the templates and uploaded lots of photos to the Member's Gallery in the Photo Album.


Marion is not just a Member, I view her as a dear friend and even though we have never met, she is a special person and I value her contribution greatly. Thank you Marion for your beautiful journal and for your continued support of the site. People like you make all the effort worthwhile!

Update. Still here!

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a quick post to say although it has gone a bit quiet, I'm still here, just bogged down with all kinds of life issues at the moment.

I was quite blown away to see that the number of site members has gone over the 3000! That certainly crept up on me. Many people join up for a bit, some revisit lots of times and some drop in from time to time. So thank you to all who have joined the site. I hope you have enjoyed your time here.

There will be a small template coming soon for Members, I am just trying to work up a demo, so I can post some pictures.

I am also trying to get back to updating the Facebook page, so there will be uploads of project photos since Christmas posted there soon too.

There are plenty of ideas in the pipeline as well, some of which I am quite excited about. More about that later! 


Don't forget that if you are looking for some inspiration for Mother's Day, just visit our Member pages for lots of projects, as well as the photo gallery of course! If you don't want to join up, just scroll back through the blog posts, as all our projects are featured there too.


One final thought, I keep wondering whether to bring back the forum, it has come and gone in the past. The problem is keeping up with the posts, as it takes a lot of time to manage a forum as well as a website, so I might post up a quick survey to get peoples thoughts on that. I certainly get lots of questions and sometimes end up answering them multiple times, so it is a good way to post questions.

Anyway, that is it for now with this quick update.

Happy Crafting!!


Mini Envelope Template

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Those of you who have read the blog post on making the Exploding Box, from our new template, will have noticed that the second box, in a black and gold theme, contained a mini envelope in the middle. You can use a punch or die to make a mini envelope or why not visit the Member's pages, to find a Mini Envelope Template in four sizes! We'll be posting another quick project, using these mini envelopes in the next blog post, so drop by again soon!

Going Backwards In Time!

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Here at Mementoes In Time, we are clearly going backwards in time! All the photos posted over the last week or so seem to be labelled as 2014. As much as I would like to blame some other supernatural forces at work on this site, unfortunately, this is 100% user error, so big apologies for that. I'm sure most of you reading this, would have worked it out anyway but instead of going back to change them all, I'm just coming clean on the blog!

Welcome to new members!

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (6)

A big welcome to all the new members we have had joining up to the site over the last few months. We used to welcome each one of you with an individual message but unfortunately, this takes up so much time, that this had to be suspended for the time being! Rather than send a standard email to everyone, I would like to welcome you all here!

Not so much Facebook!

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been mulling things over and while we do have a Facebook presence, it hasn't really done us many favours as a site. People follow us and read our blog posts there and then often won't come to visit the website. The website is our spiritual 'home' and where this blog started, so we like to have visitors here rather than Facebook. For this reason, we have decided to continue to update the Facebook page but not as regularly as we update the site, as we want people to come to our 'place' and not just a quick visit on Facebook. We remain committed to this website having just renewed the site fees, so would prefer to target most of our efforts here. I hope that our visitors can understand and support this! :)

Spectrum Aqua Pens Arrived!

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Very exciting, my Spectrum Aqua Pens have arrived at last! Still missing one pack but this should be enough to get on with for now. These pens are new out and everybody wants them. They are fantastic for getting a lovely but vibrant watercolour effect but with a pen, instead of messing about with pencils, crayons or paints. I'll be testing these out with our digital images over the next few weeks and posting up the results. I think they will be great!

PS Please note that all photos are date stamped as 2014, which should be 2015!

Vintage Backing Papers - Moving to the Free Stuff Pages!

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)

We did say that some of our files would be moving to the Free Stuff pages. This is part of a redesign of the site. As you know we do ask for a small donation for some of our templates, so that we can pay the site fees and keep the site advert free but we do offer lots free too.


We don't ask for much back, just for visitors to add a comment or thank you below the blog posts and to upload any projects to the Members Gallery. This is because we really believe in sharing things where possible, even though plenty of others out there do not!


Having said that, we do have a Donation button on the right hand side bar, so even if you don't want any templates but would like to give something back as a thank you, then you can!


Anyway, first up is a huge set of lovely coloured Vintage style backing papers. These papers have been designed to work with our Apron Template amongst other projects but files, just like people, need to retire sometime!


With 28 pages in all, we are sure you will find some of them useful to use. Visit the Free Stuff pages to find them. We will be adding files over the next few weeks, so drop by again if you would like to see those.


Please comment below this post, if you would like to post your thanks or anything else for that matter, as we love to hear from you!

Sale on Templates

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (1)

SALE - All templates up to 50% off

All the templates on our site have been reduced in price, most of them are now half price, so if there was a template you were thinking of getting then now is the time!


The prices shown are the reduced prices, with many templates now only $1. There will be some items moving over to the Free Stuff pages too over the next few weeks, as we spring clean the site, so stop by again soon if you want to pick those up.


Please note these are suggested donations so as we are a not for profit site, so if you would prefer to use the donate button and send us a request for the items you want, you can do that too.

Big Apologies to New Members

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A huge apology to people who have tried to join up to the site over the last month and a half. Unfortunately, we have only just discovered that the Automatic Acceptance on the members application was switched off. No idea how that happened! I can only assume it was something that the site provider did. Anyway, this has meant that any new members have been waiting for ages to get their site applications approved and for that we are truly sorry. I hope you enjoy browsing the site and watch out for some rather belated Valentines Day projects being posted soon!

Happy New Year to Our Members

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to those who have supported this site.

Please do keep supporting us so we can keep offering new projects and ideas for years to come!

Wishing all our members a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Christmas 2014 Countdown Freebie Digital Stamp

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A quick post today, with a freebie announcement!



There is a new freebie digital stamp taken from the 'Traditional Christmas Trimmings Collection' (shown above), which you can find on the Christmas Countdown page. There are some lovely demo cards using these images which will be featured on the blog over the next few days, so drop by again if you would like to have a look.

Christmas Countdown Competition

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I think it is nice to end the year with a competition, so here is a small one that is easy to enter and is open to all.  All you have to do is submit a photo of your project, which can be anything you like but on the theme of Christmas. So you can choose a card, a chipboard project, a scrapbook or any other paper craft. The competition will be open until the end of the year, so you have heaps of time!

Prize - choose from either:

  • $15 voucher to spend on any items on the site
  • A lucky dip prize item shipped to your address

Depending on the number of entries we have, there will be five prize packs up for grabs.

How to enter:

You can submit your photo in a few different ways:

  • upload a photo of your project to the Members Wall of Fame. Sign into the site as normal and then go to the Photo Album and click the 'Add Photo' button. Follow the very simple instructions. Mark your photo Christmas Countdown.

  • add a link to your project in the comments at the bottom of this post or on our Facebook fan page - this is the easiest way if you have your project on another blog or site.
  • send your photo to us by email to ''

Your lucky dip prize will be chosen from a range of papercraft items, which may include stamps, embossing folders, papercraft embellishments, die cuts to name a few. The value of this prize will be approximately $10 after taking into account shipping costs to your location.

Free Snowflake Template

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Check the Free Stuff pages for a new free template, including two different snowflake designs. The templates and other free stuff will be listed under the 'Christmas Countdown' series under the tab on the left hand sidebar but some will only be for a limited time, so check there if you want to download the file and other things as we list them.

A card project using this file will be posted on the blog next time too, so stop by again if you'd like to join us for our Christmas projects series.

Mementoes App for mobiles

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

If you like to browse sites from your mobile device, you can now add the Mementoes App to your collection!

Just scan the QR code on the side bar(click to enlarge) or below and download the app. This will allow you to visit our mobile site when you are out and about.

Tip: Make sure you set your mobile phone settings to download apps from unknown applications!

You can also acess the HTML5 version with a web-enabled smartphone  via:

Working Hard on Christmas Projects!

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Just to say that we haven't disappeared off the face of the earth, just working hard on lots of Christmas projects, templates and demos to share soon! My creative space is overflowing with completed demos, which need sifting through to find the best ones to post on the blog, so stop by again to catch up with all the ideas!

New Digital Stamp Collection - 'Hats Off To You'

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

View an enlarged view on the digital stamp page

For those of you, who prefer the flexibility of working with digital images, that can be resized and combined, the latest set of digital stamps in our Fashion Collection, features a lovely range of original drawn hats, accessories and wording, for you to be creative with! We will be posting a couple of free items from this set soon but you can get the whole set free - see below.


Design for Us

We are looking for people to demo our digital stamps, so If you would like try this stamp set free and provide some demo cards for the site, send us a message using the contact form and we will send a set to two people picked at random.

Free Template - Graduation Hats

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Visit the member pages for our new free template, a graduation hat which you can use with our new Hat Card templates or you can use them on their own of course. With lots of students finishing their degrees at the moment, I'm sure some of you will find this template useful.

Hat Card Templates

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (1)

If like me you have lots of ribbons, buttons and flower embellishments that you just couldn't resist buying but have stacked away in a box, then this new template will be exactly the thing to use them on!



There are two new hat card templates, including different hat styles, each in four sizes, together with accessories and a head and hat stand template on both templates. Template 1 and 2 both have the same head and hat stands and accessories but with different hat styles, including formal brimmed hats, floppy hats, Pill box hat, 1920's style, layered Turban Hat and lots more. Use the largest sizes to make hat shaped cards and the smaller sizes to make hats to use on the head and hat stands. Visit the photo gallery to view more cards made with this template.



There will be more demos posted as this is such a fun template to play with, so have a look for those, as well as a free hat template coming soon, which you can either use with these templates or without.

A couple more Freebie Digitals for you!

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

If you visit the member pages, you can find a couple more freebie digitals (one image, one wording) for you to download.I know I know, I keep giving stuff away free! Well, that is because I love to give stuff away.

There are some items on the site that we sell, as a way to keep the site advert free as much as possible and this covers the site fees, so if you do buy anything, thank you very much!


But don't worry, if you just like the free stuff, as there will always be freebie things coming up, so do drop by as often as you like. We love to have you here!