Saturday, March 31, 2007

Tearful Goodbyes

OMG, I can't believe she's really leaving!!!!! I'll never forget the image of Natalie walking out of Memory Mania tonight . . . there were lots of tears. It was a super busy day, thank God, so that none of us could really stop to think that today was our last day to work together. Watching so many friends stop by to say good luck & so long. But tonight, knowing we were saying goodbye for 9 months had me pretty antsy. I still don't think its really hit me. Natalie has been so awesome to work with. Every morning when I walked in, she had a beautiful smile & a cheery "Hello Tameka". What a great way to start your day. I guess Christy will be waiting to greet me with the Sprinkler each morning (he he), that's pretty entertaining too!!! We do have some wonderful memories through the years: home training, margaritas at Ninfas before CCL, blue face, the Ratchet, Walk it Out, The Sprinkler (OMG). We had a really fun week even though we knew we were letting go a little each day. Thank you Natalie for 4 wonderful years. I've watched you grow into a very responsible, hard working, beautiful young lady. I wish you the best of luck-I had to get you a PINK suitcase WITH WHEELS (long story for later) for your trip home in January for CCL4LFE!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Another thought for mom (or of course...yourself!)

Home decor projects have been an increasingly popular way to use all those stashed away scraps and supplies. Join me for this beautiful altered muffin tin class on May 8th from 6-8pm. A great gift for mom, or a class you and your daughter can take together! Class fee includes easel for display and all supplies you need to complete your muffin tin. $25

Get caught up!

It is already almost April!!!
If you are like me and have lots of catching up to do on your scrapbooks from this year already, stop in today or e-mail us to join the seasonal kit club. The beauty of this kit club is that you can stay caught up this year or catch up on past years holidays! When you sign up this week you will receive 20% off your January kit and pick up the February kit "Life is Sweet". So come by this week to get yourself geared up to get CAUGHT UP!

Time to start thinking about Mother's Day

Good Friday morning everyone! Just wanted to post a picture of an upcoming class on April 17th at the store. The class is called "Gifts for Her" Altered Wall Clock" and the cost is $ 20.00 plus an additional supply fee for the Basic Elements Clock which is also $20.00. I am so excited about this class because it has been too long since I've taught a project class, and it is a U Pick It class, which means that you will be able to choose any patterned paper to fit your home decor. This clock will be a gift for my Mother-in-law since I included all three of her grandchildren on the clock. Next Friday I will post the clock I made for my Mother- same clock base, but it will have a different look. Class is already halfway full, so be sure to sign up soon.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Scrapbooking at Memory Mania in the news

Hey Girls,
Watch out Natalie=you may not need to move to Hollywood to become famous he he!! Several Memory Mania customers will be famous this week in little old Prairieville . . . Watch for Memory Mania mentioned in the Morning Advocate on Thursday, March 29th issue of Life after 50 issue.. . . Erin Hernandez of Morning Advocate called Memory Mania to see if anyone over 50 enjoyed scrapbooking?? Natalie shared with her that we had many scrappers over 50 (and many under, he he). Natalie told her that several of which crop every Friday night at Memory Mania. Erin interviewed Cathy Gabel & Peggy Gautreau and a photographer came to shoot photos at a recent Friday night crop at Memory Mania. Check it out today!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

California, Here She Comes!!

I can't believe it, this week is Natalie's last week, I'm going to miss her so much . . . . ..
Natalie has been my right hand for quite some time. She has been with Memory Mania for 4 years, and many of us have become dependent on her lovely smile and helpful nature. She pulls our papers, motivates us to get scrapbook pages done, and has always given Memory Mania 200%. So please join me in supporting her as she chases her lifelong dream…pursuing an acting career in Hollywood, CA! Hey, if you ever got a chance to see her grab the microphone at CCL, run the auction at MMU graduation, or say “CCL4LIFE” as no one else can say it, you know she has the talent to succeed!!
WOW - I'm going to miss her so much… because not only am I saying good bye to an awesome manager, but Natalie has become a very close friend, and she's like a daughter to me. I wish her the very best that life has to offer and I hope she always remembers that Memory Mania is a home she can always come home to. Natalie will be back to visit us in January when she comes to CCL to CROP with us (not to work!). Please stop in soon to give her your best wishes...she has been a very important part of the success of Memory Mania. Good luck, Nat! Love, Tammy


This is Nat's last week at Memory Mania and of course we are very very sad to see her go. She has touched all of us in some way or another. Whether she taught you how to scrapbook in crash course, helped you OOPS for a rockin layout, took care of you on a Friday night or was just there being an awesome friend....I'm sure you all feel like I do. :(
I am going to miss you so much Nat. Thanks for being the best manager ever and an awesome friend to me. I can't think of anyone I'd rather spend every day working and cutting up with and I can't imagine Memory Mania without you. I hope all your dreams come true. Know that I will always be your scrappin buddy, even from miles away. And of course, will send lots of scrapbook inspiration and care packages of new stuff your way. And of course, I promise to keep you filled in on how everyone is doing and what's going on. And I am determined to figure out how to get you to talk into the mike via speakerphone at CCL. I love you girl and I miss you already!~ Jess
PS- I will have to make my handwriting into a font just for you!!! That way you can have me write your titles in CA too. hehe.

Thank you...

I just wanted to send out a special thank you to all of you girls who joined us for the expo today! I had a great time visiting with all of you and getting to share lots of ideas and inspiration, layouts, and new products! Thank you for all your support all year long! I can't wait to see you at our National Scrapbook Day Event!!!

If you couldn't make it in today for the expo, please stop by this week for a tour of all the coolest new products throughout the store and to say bye to Natalie. This is her last week with us at Memory Mania before she takes on HOLLYWOOD !!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Future Memory Mania Teachers

Juliet and Emma just loved the bling, bling and fashion at Memory Mania!! Gotta love these precious little sweeties!!!!!

WOW! The Scrapbook Fashion EXPO was awesome!!!

WOW, thanks so much for those who participated in Memory Mania Scrapbook Fashion Expo. I had a blast and so did so many others. If you didn't get to come, here is a slideshow of a very fun day at Memory Mania. The fashion show was the brainchild of Jessica & Natalie while walking the aisle of CHA in California. It was a HUGE success with the help of all of the Dream Team, Christy, Rhonda, Tania, Jade, Lexi, Allison, Michelle, and the awesome layouts from so many of Memory Mania customers. Please come in the store soon to see these awesome layouts.

Friday, March 23, 2007


You've read all about it, its all Jessica can talk about and Natalie has been teasing us for weeks with all the secrets in the boxes, just 14 more hours and you will be ready to view OUR STYLE SHOW OF SCRAPBOOKING PRODUCTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Pick out many papers in just your size!!! Play with some coolest tools AND walk away with the cutest of make/takes.. Ok, clear your schedule and meet us for a morning of fun & fashion 10am-noon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if you're spending the whole day with us, Michelle's class starts at 1pm. If we didn't get what you wanted, drop us a note here and we'll be sure to get it in for you. Bling, bling, Tammy

$40 store credit - get you some!!!!!

Hey Girls,
In honor of upcoming National Scrapbook Day, we want to share this hobby with more of your friends. We have an awesome CRASH COURSE on SCRAPBOOKING that takes a person that has never picked up scissors to embossing like a pro. In 6 easy classes (3 nights) they will become a pro and ready to scrap & crop with you!!!! Starting today: forr every Customer that you get to sign up for crash course, you will receive a $40 store credit at Memory Mania. Whew hoo. Have you seen the cool new products, I bet you could spend that in a minute flat. There are more details on crash course on our website home page. So get that email & phone going, get more friends into scrapbooking. Oh, don't forget, to get your credit, they must give their receipt back to us & sign your name on it!!!!!! Very important, you don't want to miss out on that referral. CLass begins April 4th (Wednesday, 6-8pm),

Thursday, March 22, 2007


DANIELLE GAUDET is the lucky girl-she won the Heidi Swapp Giveaway!!!!!! Congratulations and enjoy-it pays to read the blog. There is one spot remaining for anyone that hasn't signed up yet-is $40 worth of merchandise!!!!!!

Hint* Hint!!!

So here is an expo hint for today girls!!!!
If you love your acrylic stamp collection.......If you can't do a layout without them.....then you are GOING TO JUMP FOR JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When you walk in on Saturday morning. It's almost time for expo!!!!! See you all Sat. morning!

Monday, March 19, 2007


Okay, it doesn't matter how busy you are, you just can't help but stop and scrapbook just to get to use these yummy new products. These sparkle letters are incredible, together with the stickles, love it!!! NOW, I have a few hours of paperwork to attend to since I played today during work time, he he. Thanks Jess & Natalie for forcing me to stop & play, I needed it!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

$10 off . . .

$10 off CK Tips & Tricks kits!!!!!! With this coupon only, while supplies last.


OK, I'm feeling guilty because I haven't had TIME to post any cool specials for those of you that take the time to read the blog daily. So here it is, with any $30 purchase at MM from now until March 21st, write your name on your receipt and give it back to us to put into a drawing. The lucky winner will receive $40 worth of Heidi Swapp product and free admittance into the Heidi Swapp Class on Saturday, March 24th after the expo. This is a deal too good to pass up, so hurry in and enter TODAY!!!! Come in several days to enter times if you wish.

ARE YOU READY???????????

Let me just tell you girls...The EXPO this year is going to be out of control!!! We are so excited at all the new surprise products rolling in. We have been busy making tons of layouts to get your creativity flowing! Don't forget to stop by and see how to add a little bling to your layouts in just seconds. This is a demo day you won't want to miss. See you all from 10:30-12:30 on next Saturday March 24thfor demos and lots of great shopping. :)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

It's A Flower Frenzy!!!

Just wanted to give you all a sneak peak at the layout for the Flower Frenzy Class, next Thursday, March 22nd. I used one of the newest and yummiest Basic Grey lines along with the new chipboard Thickers. So you get to choose your own title! Perfect for a Family photo shoot, wedding, or gathering. I sure would love to see your beautiful faces. Sign up today!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

CHA Aftermath

Tammy, Jessica, and I went to Market in Jan and busted our budget but boy was it worth it.
The products are coming in by the truckloads. The UPS guy and I have a good relationship now that I see him everyday and it is like Christmas. I get stuck in Front the computer recieving products but it's worth it I just make a little stack on the side of all the products I have to have.

Some of My most recent favorites ..
Heidi Swapp OMG have you seen these Acrylic stamp corners $3.50 (love her)
New Cricuit Cartrides (YES!)
and so much more!

I am bursting to tell you about some other products but they are top secret and you can only see them at the EXPO Saturday March 24 where we runway them for you.. I am so excited I can't wait.

I am Moving to Hollywood in the Beginning of April so I would love to see all the familiar scrapbook faces and new ones too! Come to the Expo and wish me luck!


Saturday, March 10, 2007

A Little Peekie, Peek!

Still trying to decide if you want to sign up for the Ultimate Heidi Swapp Kit Class? Well the projects are done and posted at the store. They turned out better than I had hoped! Go by soon and see them and sign up! What better way to spend the afternoon after the CHA expo than to use some of those brand new supplies provided in this wonderful kit!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Bits & Pieces of FUN!

Well my Bits & Pieces memoribila folder class went well. We even finished a little early! Thanks to all that came out and took the class. These BamPop papers were so fun to work with and that Ziage folder...genius! So if you are dying to get your hands on more of those folders, fear not, Tammy already has some on order so check back. Oh and don't forget that homework ladies! Fill up those folders with memoribila and bring it in to get a MMU buck and/or cut the designs out of patterned paper and use it for your embelishments.

My next class is the Heidi Swapp kit class on the 24th of March...right after the CHA Expo. You don't wanna miss this! So much wonderful, brand spankin' new product AND a class with multiple projects! Just makes my head swim with inspiration! I can't wait! If you haven't signed up yet, HURRY!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Camp Crop a Lot

WOW-I can hardly touch the ground (or maybe I should say pull myself up from the ground-we have been glued to the fax machine getting all of those registrations LOL), CCL registration has been SUPER EXCITING. In less than 1 week registration, there are 40 spots left. We've been getting about 20 per day, so its possible that it could be FULL this Sunday. I'm getting scared that some of the regulars might not get in, hurry up, we don't want to have CCL without you. And to those that have vacation at that time, we are going to miss you so much!!!! This is going to be the best CCL ever!!!!