Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A Royal Visit

In case you missed her on Saturday, here is a picture of Princess Jasmine in from out of town to teach the Disney Delights and Elements of Design classes for MMU. We are so fortunate to have two teachers, Becky and Michelle, travel in from out of the parish to share their enthusiasm, knowledge, time, and in Becky's case costumes with all of our students. We hope that all of you who are taking classes this semester are completing layouts and enjoying your classes. And for those of you scheduled for Deneen's Embossing Ease class tonight you only have about four more hours to wait!

Saturday, February 24, 2007


OMG-I had so much FUN yesterday!!!!!! We had 4 girls working double time and I never left the register-posting CCL registrations. We had so many phone calls, our phone service almost went out (lol). It was really great to see everyone & to talk to everyone-the excitement was contagious. I swear I thought it was going to be a sell-out in 1 day. Yes, there still are spots left, I haven't yet counted, but I know this is the most ever on day 1!!!!! Don't miss out!!!!!!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Scrap Happy

I sure wish I could take the Scrap Happy Class Sunday, they are so much fun!!! Scrapbooking is really in the news lately, have you heard that Diane Keaton is writing a book about scrapbooking?
From "The Ottawa Citizen" on February 9, 2007:
"Why scrapbooks? Well, it seems that Keaton is fascinated by them and has collected hundreds.
"'I've noticed that scrapbooks are really people's way of visually documenting their lives and interests with things that compel them. People who aren't really artists who have a need to express themselves visually. We collected all these scrapbooks from various sources and we picked the imagery that we thought was really outstanding -- that was eye-grabbing.
It's kind of poetic -- like anonymous art in a way, yet very personal.'

WOW!!! I'm kind of distracted today, and can't remember what, oh yeah, I wanted to let you know, Feb 22-25, all CK Tips & Tricks are buy 1, get free!!!! That's a bargain-print this for your coupon-its a private sale!!! Have a great weekend,

Scrap Happy Class Sunday!

Hey girls! I just wanted to let you know that there are a few spots left for the Scrap Happy Class this Sunday from 1:00-4:00 pm. The theme choices this time are Christmas, Birthday boy and Birthday girl, & grand parents for one layout. The second layout has many choices: dog, smile, love, family, boy and girl.

I would love to see all your beautiful faces!!! I will try to post a pic for you later. But come by and check them out!!! The Scrap Happy class is so fun and laid back! A perfect end to your week. :)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Ultimate Heidi Swapp Kit/Workshop

"The Ultimate Heidi Swapp Kit/Workshop"
March 24th 1:30-4:30 (right after the CHA Expo)
Instructor: Michelle Sanders

This is just a small peek of the goods in this kit. Sorry the pictures aren't that great but this stuff is so new we don't even have it in the store yet!

So you want the latest and greatest Heidi products? Afraid you'll buy the kit only to have it sit there untouched? What if your kit came with a class...a class with actual projects and layouts? Plus still have tons of products to work with when you get home. Sound like a dream? Well wake up and dream no more because we have put together a dream kit that includes a very full class! This Heidi workshop is sure to inspire AND get some scrappin' done with some of the hottest new products from CHA. Learn how to use these cool new products in different and innovative ways.

So what do you get? Well you will get a full blown class complete with projects and layouts. And you get a whole heap of new Heidi products. What? You want a list...ok, here goes...

Roller Stamp
Journal Spot Stamps
Circle Writers Block
Playing Cards
Clock overlay
XL Ghost Clocks
Ghost XL Wings
2 sytles of XL Photo Corners
Damask Stickers
Bird Stickers
Jewel Stickers

So you get all this and then some. Enough to complete the projects in class and tons more to create when you get home. This is one loaded class! I for one, can't wait to get my grubby little hands on these products!

As visions of embellishments danced in their heads!

I think that this picture is hysterical. This is how we really felt after two long days of seeing awesome new product and ordering like crazy people! hehe!

We had more new CHA arrivals today:
  • Making Memories --beautiful new papers that Nat and I will fight you for :)
  • Cosmo Cricket--A big favorite! Dutch girl is amazing!!!!
  • New LSU paper- yay! Geaux Tigers!
  • 7 Gypsies- delicious paper & cute stickers!

So you girls better hurry in and see all the new products and kits we have for you! Don't miss out! Luxe is already getting low on some papers. (could be because I did 3 layouts with it...hmmmm. lol!)

See you all soon! Big Hugs!


Monday, February 19, 2007

Rouge de Grance

WOW- this is our pick of the most unique paper out there. We fell in love with these papers!!!! They even have 6x12 - great for layering, since we rarely use the whole sheet. Here are a few layouts that Michelle created using Hambly products & Rouge d Grance

Dream Street

Have you seen this new company's papers-With names like Cafe Chic, Daydreamer, Story of a Seed, etc, you can imagine how cool they are. Come check them out, here is a layout from CHA wih Cafe Chic.

Saturday, February 17, 2007


Please print this-its your coupon & will get you a 20% discount on anything by K &CO Sunday & Monday only (Feb 18 & 19). Don't forget you need this to get the discount.


WOW-This is a brand new company with some great papers & accents; There is one line that is bright & heer and another with great earthly colors. They both have cool FINERY, felt and foam embellishments, the matching letters are awesome, similar to Basic Grey but new, cool fonts. There is also matching tabs & tags sheet. Come check these out, I didn't get enough pics to do this line justice-say it with me, Tinkering Ink, oh and there is matching hand lotion-Jill made me get it, she said she would buy all 24 bottles if ya'll didn't. Its great and it should be in next week. Speaking of tinkering, I'm praying that this nasty little cold will quit tinkering with me. I'm so ready for SPRING-are you.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Out of the box...only 4 spots left!!!

Hey girlies! Good morning!
I wanted to let you all know that if you are interested in the Out of the box class on Feb. 28th there are only a few spots left!!! So call the store today to reserve yours today.

We will be creating a layout very similar to this one shown, as well as getting inspired on how YOU can take your scrapbooking OUT OF THE BOX!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Did someome say Chocolate?

Oh yes, we did!!! This is the week to get guilt-free chocolate at Memory Mania. Its Valentine's week and our WE LOVE YOU SALE!!! Think back, its a tradition started many years ago, you must eat chocolate this week. I can still remember the sweet mornings of Valentine's Day, my dad would sneak into our room an sneak a box of chocolates on our pillow and wake us up with a kiss. How sweet, I haven' t thought of that in a long time, and now as a mother, I'm guessing that my mom bought the chocolates and helped him continue this sweet tradition. What fun valentine traditions do you remember or share with your family? Well, that's my trip down memory lane, so stop by Memory Mania soon to get a bite of chocolate with a surprise discount inside & share your story with us!!! Have a very happy Valentine's Day!!!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Hey Girls,
As if seeing this awesome line debuted at the House of Blues was not exciting enough, just watching this gorgeous, versatile line of papers and rub-ons being unpacked has me longing for a LUXETINI. Seriously, you just gotta come check it out.

Swirly Girly- Get yours now!

Hey girls! Wanted to let you know that if you wanted in on this class but couldn't make it...we have a few extra class kits at the store. They will also have a photo of the project included. The small album makes a great gift. Don't miss out!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


You can't imagine my excitement when the guys at American Craft offered us a coke, without thinking, in my most Scarlet O'Hara southern drawl I said "I would KILLLL for a COKEEEE!" I had been craving a coke & for several days the only option was pepsi- I mean really, we were walking 5 miles a day looking at awesome scrapbook goodies-I just NEEDED a coke.
So anyway they got such a kick out of us southern girls and the coke statemnt, AND they offered us a really extra special promotion for our customers if I would just say it one more time Do you think I should? Also included here are pictures Jill took of an album cover & birthday card using some American Craft products.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Customer Feedback

Ok, can you tell how excited I am?? I keep thinking of new things to tell you. I wanted to take a few pics to show you how beautiful California is, but this is the only vacation-type photo that I've come across so far-still searching for the one with mountains & ocean. Ironically this pic is moments before Allison called to give me the many requests that you all emailed in for items for us to shop for. This was a very relaxing & absolutely gorgeous marina in Newport Beach, CA. Thank goodness because that was the last relaxing lunch for many days. Thank you so much for letting us know what you are looking for. We appreciate that so much. I wish I had pics of us burning holes in the carpet, running up & down the aisles of CHA. But that's OK, I'll post some pics of layouts with some cool products.


I can't believe I forgot to mention this, I received a great big hug from StacyJulian, it was so spontaneous that my buddies didn't get pics-sorry!!! Stacy is so real, I've met her about 6 times and each time she is so sincere & so sweet. She truly believes in scrapbooking your memories and is a great motivator of getting your pics AND your stories in your books now so you can make more memories. If you haven't read her book "The Big Picture" you should, oops sorry, I'm stepping down from my soapbox, I just had to tell you She is great and I got a hug.
Happy Scrappin,


We're back!!! You certainly won't feel left out of CHA, because I think we bought just about everything there, SERIOUSLY, I think I could name what we didn't get faster than what we did get. Of course, its all floating around in my head right now and I'm not getting any hints for name dropping, but as I calm down, I will post some layouts using some products we LOVED and had to get. Our first stop was a private party to Luxe Designs, a brand new company and we were the very first people to view it!!!! AND it is awesome. Black and white color schemes were big at CHA this year, but our first pick was the best, we looked at everyone's and definitely LUXE had the best collection. AND we will be getting a new product from them, 3 months before any other stores in Louisiana, so stay tuned to the blog. Also Michelle has a great idea of picking one designers products & designing a class around all of that designer's products-so stay tuned for that too. I had to include this picture, John and Mike became best friends with Pam's dad, Pam is the designer of Luxe Designs. He was sweet talking and we walked away with some cool deals and a LUXETINI. Also pictured are all of us with Pam. You may remember Pam, she is an author of one of the first Pinecone Press Book Club books.