Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Santa Baby!

Just wanted to spread a little holiday cheer on this wonderful week before Christmas! So have you filled out your Memory Mania wish list yet? Better get crackin! Time is slipping away!

Isn't this picture just screaming to be scrapped?! I can't wait to throw it down with a little BasicGrey Fruitcake and a big 'ol title that says "Santa Baby!"
Hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday season! Don't drink too much egg nog.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Just as we got everyone fired up & posting like crazy to the BLOG, blogger changed the system configuration. Sigh. But that's OK, its easy to get into the new system-click on comments to post a comment, then skip down to the bottom where is says "No Google Account? Sign up here"; it will ask for your email address, username & password, you can use the same information to be online again in no time. Another tip because this confused me, with google your google username is your email address then your password. THEN each time you visit the blog, you will sign in in the upper right corner before it allows any posts-using your email address as user name. Sorry for the inconvenience, we love hearing from you so sign up for a google user name and you will be ready to BLOG.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Camp Crop a Lot Tshirts, Sweatpants & Sweatshirt

Hey Scrappers,
We finally received a sample of the Camp Crop a Lot Apparel!!! It is so cute, we can't wait to get the orders in. As you know we are only taking pre-orders since we can never guess on sizes needed, so if you want a shirt and/or pants, please order by this Friday. I don't think the color showed up too well in the picture, its a brown tshirt with sage brown & pink ($19.99); the flannel pants match perfect with pink/brown ($32.00); there is also a sweatshirt ($32) or a hoodie for ($38); the shirt is displayed in the store along with the pants-there is one of each size pants in the store that you can try on if you wish, they are pretty true to size. If you already ordered a tshirt & would like to change that to a sweatshirt, that is fine, just call the store to pay the difference & let us know that you are CHANGING a previous order. Don't forget we must have all orders in by this Friday (12/15)

Ode to Joy

As promised, here is my Christmas creation using the new Basic Grey papers and tags. The papers are mounted on a 36 X 48 canvas using Art Accentz Tacky Tape, Making Memories Chipboard letters and shapes, and lots of glitter, sparkles, beads, and Dimensional Magic Glue. Everyone in the house loves the canvas. The girls and I are even going to do some mini art pieces by just using one piece of Basic Grey paper, adding sparkle, and then framing the paper in a 12 x 12 frame. If you have any questions about how to do this, feel free to leave a comment. Also, don't forget to suggest a costume for me and Becky! You only have one more day. I can't tell you how much fun this project was to complete. I hope I have inspired you to try a little Christmas decor of your own.


I just love traditions and this weekend we celebrated one of our favorite traditions-a wonderful night out to eat with friends. Before the craziness of Christmas is in full swing, we spend a wonderful night with our closest friends at a special restaurant. This year we chose Houmas House. The food was awesome, the grounds were beautiful, the conversation was rowdy, the toast was sweet, and it was truly a wonderful, memorable night. I am truly so blessed to have these wonderful people in my life, they bring so much joy to my life. On another note, the scrappers that we are, we couldn't possibly leave without crossing the ropes to take a picture on this winding staircase, sshh, don't tell the waiter. I can't wait to scrap these pictures to add to my Christmas album. I am NOW in the Christmas spirit and ready to finish my shopping today. Do you have a Christmas book & is it up to date (ha ha). Believe it or not, mine is (I have 6 volumes of Christmas) and I can't wait to display it on the coffee table at this time of year. What traditions do you treasure, don't forget to scrap them?

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Oops, I forgot to tell you about the new My Mind's Eye Magnolia Paper Line-Natalie says its the BOMB and Melissa says its totally radical, greatest paper ever created. The papers have matching rub-ons and die cuts that just jump out at you.

Sleigh Bells Ring, are you listening

Sleigh Bells Ring, are you listening, BasicGrey is here and its glistening . . . we've got dasher, and popcorn, peppermint stick and so many more all in the form of BasicGray Papers. And you should smell what's cooking at Memory Mania. . . fruitcake, gingerbread, pine, Just kidding, its the new Fruitcake line--It is awesome and Jody was waiting at the box with open arms. I'll let her share her COOL idea using the new FRUITCAKE. It won't last long, so hurry in, must see it.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

FUN! Fun! FUN!!!!

Thank you for coming out tonight, it was great to see & visit each of you. We know how busy everyone is and appreciate you taking the time to visit with us. Thanks Natalie for an awesome demonstration of the CRICUT-who wouldn't want one after seeing all of the cool things you did. Michelle, thanks for showing all of us how to BLOG and check out the gallery. And of course, thanks to Melissa & Jade for passing out the goodies, door prizes & wish list. And Jody, thanks for your never ending spirit-check out her cool Christmas outfit using scrapbook supplies. Special thanks to LeBlanc's Payless Supermarket for the awesome wine, cheese & brownies--stop by Payless to check out their awesome selection of wine & cheese for your next party. If you couldn't make it tonight, I hope you'll stop in later this week for an awesome demo by Natalie.


Memory Mania Teachers Becky and Jody are sponsoring a contest for the next Camp Crop A Lot. Since their first CCL together in 2002, they have been wearing costumes for every Friday night crop, and this time it is up to our Memory Mania customers to decide what costumes the girls will wear. You have one week to submit your best costume idea to this blog in the comment section below. Be creative! In the past, the girls have dressed as their favorite scrapbook products (Basic Grey Paper, Doodlebugs), holiday event (Christmas Morning) and things ( Disney characters, LSU Fanatics). They are not afraid to make a scene, so the more outrageous your suggestion is, the better! If you will be attending CCL and your costume idea is selected, you will get a "booby prize" compliments of Becky and Jody hand delivered to your table on Friday night. If you won't be with us for CCL, you can still suggest a costume, but you will not be eligible for the "booby prize." Sorry, the girls do not make house calls. Below is a photo gallery of some of Becky and Jody's favorite costumes. Please enter as many times as you wish until December 12th. Good Luck!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

NEW Rolling Tote

WOW, I just couldn't stand it, I have to show you the NEWEST bag on the market. I just love it, its bigger than the Scrappack tote that I own but still has my favorite features-the inside is wide open space with dividers, I like the storage pockets on the side-great storage spot for my chipboard alpha, etc. The best part is the front accordian spaces - great for holding lots of oops projects, i just unzip & the accordian folds out for me to pick my next OOPS'd layout; I'm so excited for Susan, she will be the first to own this awesome bag-it is hot off the boat-Check it out & let me know what you think.

NEW Gallery

Hey Girls,
Sorry I haven't been blogging much this week but I have been deep into trying to get our gallery up & running so that you can load pics of your layouts so we can scraplift them or see great uses for tools & supplies we already own or have on our wish list. One tip, start saving your layout pics in a low resolution, so far my pics are mega memory. More on this Monday. Have an awesome weekend.