Saturday, December 29, 2007

How Lucky Am I?

I had to share with you my Christmas gift from my "Fab 5" employees!!!! They really are the best!!


75% off Heidi Grace Products and/or
60% off ELSIE products
50% off Technique Tuesday Stamps
40% off My Mind's Eye Christmas products
30% off Idea Books/Magazines
20% off Daisy D's
10% off Heidi Swapp
through 12/30 with this coupon.

Friday, December 28, 2007


Hey Scrappers,
For one day only -December 28th-20% off any organization product in stock. MUST HAVE THIS COUPON. Happy Organizing!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Seasonal Kit Club

Christy Cochran created the New Year page to kick off the 2008 Seasonal Kit Club-what a great way to keep you motivated & up to date each month. Call or come in to register today.

Toddler Kit Club

The title page & first month of Toddler Kit club is

as created by Christy Cochran. For those of you that enjoyed the baby kit club, this will continue your toddler's memories. Kit Clubs are a great way to stay current.

Memory Mania Kit Clubs

Hey Scrappers,

Memory Mania will begin distribution of the 2008 kit clubs in January. Register early to assure your kit by calling 744-2767 or coming by the store to complete your registration. For more monthly titles -see newsletter.

Christmas Kit Club (cover & end page & first month) created by Christy Cochran. What a great way to get caught up on scrapbooking by scrapbooking a Christmas Album or a great gift idea for next Christmas.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

They Have Arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay Ladies, The Cricut design studio has finally arrived. We have several in stock and waiting for you. It is software designed to enhance your cricut creativity.

The Cricut design studio puts you in control! Explore the content of the cricut cartridges, searching by keyword and previewing new cartridges. Then using an on-screen cutting mat, determine each character's size, style, and placement. Combine cuts from different cartridges and quickly weld, shear, flip, kern and duplicate characters. Save your designs to use later or to share with a friend.

It includes one software CD, one 10ft USB connector cable and one mouse pad.

CCL CLasses

Hey Scrappers,

Don't forget, CCL Classes start Friday morning at 9am (same time as registration) so if you are interested in taking classes, you should register now 225-744-2767. All classes are $20.

9-10 Disney Memories with Becky RObichaux

10:30-11:30 Christmas Cheer with Deneen Berdon

1-2:30 Easy Embossing with Debbie Gunion (layout & card)

3-4 Doodling, Easy as 1, 2, 3 with Amy Lockard (layout & template)

Saturday, December 22, 2007


I'm out of town and unable to attend the funeral today of her Cathy's son, Sgt. Michael Gabel. I can't get Cathy & her family off of my mind. Cathy is a long-time friend, customer, MMU student, CCL attendee, that many of you know & love. Cathy walks into a room & brightens it with her smile & friendly comments to anyone & everyone in the room so I'm sure many of you know her. Cathy frequently spoke about Michael to all of us, and took many wonderful trips with him. She made some beautiful scrapbooks of his travels & times in the military which will be treasured forever. Michael loved his mother as much as she loved him. This is a sweet stor I thought I would share: After I ordered a plant for Cathy, the florist called me to inquire about Michael as he frequently ordered flowers for his mother from that florist. He said that as soon as he would be in on leave he would stop & order flowers for his mom before going home. I know its a small gesture but it shows in a little way just how much his mother meant to him. I remember we sent homemade cards and goodies to he & his troop and he was so sweet & sent a video of the guys enjoying the goodies & sweet thank you letter back. I'm asking for prayers for Cathy & her family at this trying time. This link gives you more details & Cathy shows her scrapbooks. . Also, my nephew, Shelby Landen, wrote this poem.

The Freedom of Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the night
But not for the soldiers who stand up and fight
All the mothers lie down and cry
Cause’ their boys can’t have Christmas tonight

Soldiers keep quiet, enemies in sight
As they pull the trigger
They’re wondering why
For peace to exist
Someone’s got to die

As for the wives
Taking care of the children
All the husbands and fathers that died
Has got be a million

Though the wicked of the world
Has taken so many lives
We have to always remember
The birth of Jesus Christ

So you should always cherish
Your privilege for a Christmas night
Cause’ of all the soldiers who perrish
To defend your very rights

So merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
Pray for the soldiers
To make it home alive
And celebrate the birth Of our lord Jesus Christ.
by: Shelby Landen

Merry Christmas to All!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Gifts for Christmas

Hi All,

I know that it is the holiday season and everyone is scrambling for those last minute gift ideas. We have tons of awesome gift ideas and new products for that scrapbooker on your list. The new Navigator scrapbooking tote is adorable with it's toile outter fabric and strips on the inside. It is sure to please even the most advanced scrapbooker. It's a new updated look with that classic style. We also have an awesome table top carousel organizer by Making Memories. It has tons of compartments for all of your tools to keep you ready to scrap at a moments notice. And of course you can't go wrong with clears stamps by Autumn Leaves and a Fiskars stamp press. The new stamps by Autumn Leaves have arrived and they are adorable. And last but not least what stocking wouldn't be complete without some Dot n roll refills and stickles. These items would be sure to put a smile on any scrapbookers face on Christmas Morning.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Good morning all,

I hope this finds you rested & stress-free. I know how stressful the holidays can be with long to-do lists and so little time. Remember the reason for the season.

I'd like to share with you a beach layout by Sandi Gautreau. Its quite simple & easy to create yet really highlights her beautiful photos of her son. I love the journaling where she captures his likes & dislikes in this moment in time. You know that next summer he will splashing around in the water. Thanks for sharing Sandi. THis original layout & all products are displayed at the store for easy scraplifting of this layout.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Creative Cafe

This week's project:

Previous projects that may be created also:

Creative Cafe has made quite a stir at Memory Mania. I don't think anyone can walk near without touching the buttons, kinda like a candy jar, you're just drawn to it. The products are very cool. The chipboard album is the current project and other pictures are previous projects which can also be created-all are SUPER easy mini projects. If nothing else, join Christy or Libby for a fun hour on Thursdays, the projects are a bonus.


Hey Scrappers,

The blue light special is REALLY good one. We've heard many people say that are hoping to get the MASTERPIECE idea book for Christmas. We know many of you have friends that scrap and how awesome if you bought it for them & got one FREE for yourself!! Its such a great gift, we are having a sale-BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE to blog customers only-so print this coupon-offer expires December 24th or while supplies last.


Hey Scrappers,

Doodling Class at CCL.

Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 $25 Doodling Delights, easy as 1, 2 3 Instructor: Amy Lockard
Join Amy to share this fun and easy approach to doodle on your layouts. As you know, Doodling is all the rage right now and Amy shows those that are shy about doodling how easy it can be. Amy is new to Memory Mania but we could not be more proud of her. She has recently attended CKU and learned some really cool tips to share with you. Complete an awesome double page layout “Jolly Days”.
Doodling Template included in class fee.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Well, I've been laying low with this bothersome back. Wow-some days you just feel about 20 years older than your birth certificate says, ha ha. I hope you are getting lots of your Christmas shopping & creative projects done and I surely hope you take some time aside for you. Here's a layout to scraplift to get you started. Pam Boudreaux created this awesome layout with the new Jenni Bowlin products and One Heart button stackers. This paper was just perfect for Pam's photos of Savannah. KUDOS to you Pam.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Thanks to everyone for joining in the fun this week for our Wine & Cheese Social. KUDOS to Rhonda for the idea of the recipe book for customers, they loved it!!! KUDOS to Christy for helping our friends put them together. Thanks to all the little elves for helping everyone complete their wish lists. And a very special Happy Birthday to Lexi.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy Wednesday to everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather and getting into the Holiday spirit. I know I am. If you come by the store you can't help but be in a cheerful mood due to the Christmas music playing in the background and Memory Mania's elves singing Christmas Carols. So stop by and share in our Holiday Spirit and help us sing your favorite Christmas song.

We are amazed at how many people are creating their own Christmas cards compared to previous years. KUDOS to everyone doing that. If you are like me, you love sending a handmade card, but are short on time. My Mind's Eye has an awesome card kit which take less than 1 minute to create. And they have matching gift bags that are precious too. So best of all, it comes from the heart. And if you want a reason to stay out of the mall, check out our creative cafe project next week, its a mini album created in less than 1 hour.

Happy Holidays


Monday, December 03, 2007


Hey Scrappers,

Can you ever have ENOUGH ribbon? Libby says you GOTTA see all of this new ribbon. She has color coordinated all of the rolls of ribbon, come check it out!!

Merry Monday

Good morning Scrappers!!!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We sure did!!! You know how I love my traditions . . . well, the first tradition to kick off the holidays is our annual dinner with friends, we always choose a new & different restaurant and somewhere we wouldn't normally go on our own. This year we went to Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse in New Orleans, so since we were going to be in New Orleans for dinner, we decided to make a weekend of it. We arrived in N.O. early on Saturday to watch the LSU game; enjoyed our wonderful dinner (the lobster was awesome); then walked around acting a bit SILLY as we normally do when we are all together. ANyway it was a great weekend and if that is any indication for the upcoming holidays-they will be great.

Its the first week of December and many of you are thinking about sending Christmas cards. I received this from Adorn-it and its a very economical way of sending cards, check it out.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Toddler Kit Club

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Cover page of the Toddler kit club is hanging up in the store for all to see. It is cute, bright and colorful. Just like your precious toddler!

Also don't forget about our "FREE CLASSES" at our Creative Cafe' art bar. They are every Thursday from 10:30-11:30am and 5:30-6:30pm during our Happy Hour. So stop by and let one of our friendly elves help you create a unique gift for someone or even yourself.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is getting into the Holiday Spirit and looking forward to Christmas which happens to be my most favorite time of the year. For all of you Elves out there who love to scrapbook Christmas we now have a Christmas Kit club which will start in January. The cover page, end page and the 1st layout are hanging in the store for all to see and they are adorable. People have already started signing's so exciting.

I thought that I might sign up and do an entire album for my parents and give it to them for next Christmas with pictures of past Christmas Holidays of the entire family. How cool would that be for your parents to open up a box with a family Christmas album complete with photos and journaling for them to admire and reminisce over. I'll bet it will be one of their favorite gifts.

Happy Holidays Everyone and don't forget to come in and fill out a wish list for those secret elves who come in looking for gifts.


Monday, November 26, 2007


Hey Scrappers,

Here are the 4 classes offered at CCL:

Disney Memories : Instructor: Becky RObichaux $20

Christmas Cheer - Instructor: Deneen Berdon $20

Embossing (C is for Christmas & fleur de lis card) Instructor: Debbie Gunion $20

Doodling, Easy as 1, 2, 3 Instructor: Amy Lockard $20



Sunday, November 25, 2007

Monday Inspiration

Thinking OUTSIDE the box. Sometimes we limit our ideas based on design of a paper-i love the way Jansen went outside the box for this It's a Boy layout using this fun & funky paper. Layout & supplies are displayed in the store if you would like to scraplift.

It's Christmas TIME!!!!

Brooke says, "It's Christmas Time!!!!!" Don't I wish i was this talented-just walk outside with some window chalk and look at the masterpiece she created-stop in soon to see her finished version. KUDOS to Brooke for getting us in the Christmas Spirit. Don't forget to come out soon to complete a wish list so you can get what you REALLY want-some scrapbook goodies. Remember your friends-the Masterpiece Idea Book is a great idea. Mark your calendars for the wine & cheese social 5-7pm at Memory Mania on Wednesday Dec 5th.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Don't miss the fun of Creative Cafe Happy Hour!!!. Libby is ready to serve you with felt, buttons, tags, whatever your little heart desires. We love it! We made a super cute accordian book, tag book, cards, wine containers, purses, and some really cute Christmas cards planned this week. Becky couldn't choose between projects, so she created 2 of them. All we want to do is sit at the bar all day, work on projects AND touch the buttons. It is so much fun! So - make a date with your friends and stop by to Creative Cafe where you will be inspired to live a creative lifestyle!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Hey Girls,

Here is a freestyle layout created by design team member & teacher,

Maureen Gorman. "Isn't She Pretty". Maureen used so many cool products & techniques, you gotta see this layout in person. It is displayed by the store with products use. Hope this provides for some great scrapbook inspiration today.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Hey Girls

Don't forget to take & PRINT pictures of Thanksgiving. Depending on your family traditions for thanksgiving, it may be the guys watching football; the ladies cutting coupons for the big day of shopping on Friday, in our home, its a big music fest at the Bullions.

We sometimes to forget to photograph those traditional things we do and that mean so much to us. Don't forget the food photos when taking pictures at family gatherings. You have to admit that food is easier to photograph than the kids running around the house or the adults that have to be photographed. Try different camera settings-how about the tulip or flower option, that will help capture all the great details of your favorite homemade casserole. I'm sure, like most families, specific people in your family are traditionally responsible for certain items, be sure to get photos of them preparing the item, presenting the item, or even eating the item. These pictures may add some unique journaling about Thanksgiving. You will laugh in future years about the burnt turkey, etc. YOu could even gather those traditional recipes from those family members and add to pocket on your Thanksgiving page-how awesome would that be for the future. What a warm way to bring back those memories of family members and special gatherings! Don’t wait until you are sitting there reminiscing about a recipe that you can’t get! You could even have some recipe cards on hand.

However you celebrate your family gathering, I wish you the best times & memories. Don't forget on Friday is the gift certificates sale 20% off that one day only!!!!! What an awesome way to get more for your money-get a $25 gift certificate for $20, OR its a cool gift for yourself too. You'll thank yourself all year long. The only stipulation is that the sale gift certificates can only be used on products that are regular priced!!! Excluded are kit clubs and any other discounted items, classes, crops, etc .

AND on Friday, Creative Cafe Happy Hour will be creating Christmas cards in 15 minutes are less.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesday's Tips

Okay guys we have been soooo busy at the store putting out tons of new product lines, but I wanted to stop and give you a few tips that might help get you get some of those pages and projects done.

Try using your tools in a different way than what they were intended for. For instance by using a corner rounder straight on the page then cutting you can make a scallopped border (be sure to take the paper guard off first). You can use the photo corner punch to make other embellishments as well like putting 4 back to back with all corners facing in, or putting them end to end to make a tiny frame. This way you get more usage for your money and you can create embellishments with tools that you already have.

Check off some of your Christmas List by creating a project with us at our AWESOME CREATIVE CAFE' BAR. We have Happy Hour every Thursday morning from 10:30-11.:30am and 5:30-6:30pm. We do a different project every week and these are great projects for gift giving. If you don't want to create the current project you are welcome to create a project from one of our past Happy Hour sessions. So come on in and get those creative juices flowing the Bar is OPEN!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

CCL Class - Disney Memories

Hey Scrappers,

If you are attending Camp Crop a Lot, attached is picture of layout to be created with the wonderfully talented & entertaining mouseketeer, Becky Robichaux. I LOVE this precious Disney layout (as usual)!!! Its precious in the picture but its even BETTER in person to see the little felt stars, so if you can stop in to check it out. I love Becky's attention to detail, she is already punching away, as we speak!! You can register in the store or over the phone, 225-744-2767.


Hey Girls,

Creative Cafe is so cool!!! Libby & Christy's projects have been so cool. Check out this week's project - Wine Container or Chipboard Purse!!! You can create with papers we used or choose your own to personalize. THERE ARE NO RULES, so create as you wish with these awesome products. AND, if you create both, you get a free paper pack of papers to design with!!! What can you do with a wine container or purse. Danielle & Christy had some great suggestions:
Wine Container - purse, ribbon organizer, box as gift of wine, decorate to match your kitchen to hold your wine, what else can you think of?
Chipboard Purse - Decorate for a teen and fill with things such as hairbrushes, bows, nail polish, makeup, etc. For small girls, it could be filled with plastic head bands, bow, ponyholders, etc... Small toys can be put in it for girls. It can then be used as a storage/carry case for the toy. For adults, fill with chapstick, kleenex, tylenol samples, hand sanitizer, small spray perfume, gum, mints, recipe cards, add dividers for birthday cards, holiday cards, thank you cards, etc... Use it for coupons.
These are just a few ideas wecame up with.
AND, this is the blog challenge for the month of November, so create, upload your picture & email me to be entered into prize drawing on Nov. 30.
Come by this week to create one or both of these projects. Thursday 10:30 -11:30am or 5:30-6:30 pm. Its not a class so you can come anytime during happy hour to get assistance from Libby or Christy OR you can stop in anytime the area is available and create your project on your own.

Friday, November 09, 2007


OK, you know I'm crazy for fleur de lis, well, look at these from American Craft. They are chipboard and we have matching papers & ribbons too, yummy.


WOW-you GOTTA come see this awesome new line from K*i Memories. The lace cardstock, the softies, the taglines, the cool new papers, here's a pic of a few items.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


The awesome COUPON sale this week is 60% off any Heidi Grace product. Must present this post for discount.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Hey Scrappers,

Creative Cafe is SOO COOOL!!!!! Everyone that sees it, has to touch it, its awesome. This is an awesome little Accordian album-I've never seen one created with these products before-you have to come see what it is made of-very cool concept!!! Remember this month is our introductory month so the fee is FREE, you only pay for the supplies used.
We do have an employee scheduled to assist with projects during happy hours on Thursday 10:30-11:30 am & 5:30-6:30pm; HOWEVER, you are welcome to sit down with the recipe card & create the project on your own any other time that there is not a crop/class going on, just ask us to help you find the card & products. Here is the project we will be doing this week. We hope you will come join us for the FUN!!!