Thursday, May 31, 2007

Diaper Duty Jars

I wanted to share these jars that I made to place near my diaper changing station in an attempt to use my scrapbooking-creativity to decorate my babies room.

I got the jars from Walmart (in the kitchen area). The animals are from Walmart also. The paper is Daisy D's. I inked around the animals and paper to make them stand out a bit more. I cut small squares out of extra paper and used them as "blocks" to write the letters on. I then sewed the buttons onto the top of the tag. Lastly, just attach the tags you made with the ribbon tied around the neck of the jar.

I plan on putting the diaper rash cream and other things I may need in the jar labeled "Watch me grow." Of course the other two jars contain cotton balls and Q-tips. I hope this inspires you all to get creative and do something fun with your scrapbook things. Happy scrapping!


Tuesday, May 29, 2007


The Winner of the Queen & CO. Blog Challenge is DARLENE QUENEDEAUX!!!!! You can check out her adorable Layout titled "Cousins" in the Memory Mania Gallery.

Hope everybody gets to working on the next blog challenge!

Have a great week!

New Blog Challenge

Hi everyone. I hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend. I know that summer is here and everyone is itching to get those suitcases out for travel, but don't forget to stay on track with your scrapbooking so that you don't fall behind. To help you do that here is the new Blog Challenge.

A Double page layout using the amazing Flex Ruler by Bo Bunny and the colorful Tinkering Ink Line. You will have two weeks to complete this blog challenge. The Flex Ruler is great. You can bend it into any shape, trace on the reverse side of your paper and cut along those lines for a unique design.

Don't forget to load your blog challenge on the gallery & email Tammy to be entered into the drawing for the prize.

Happy Challenge. I can't wait to see what great designs you come up with using these products.


Thursday, May 24, 2007


Yes, you read it right, you get this FREE embellishment kit when you purchase 10 American Craft Papers, 2 sheets of stickers/alphabet rub ons and 1 can of House Collection Shapes or Flowers at Memory Mania for a limited time (while supplies last). Bring this coupon & tell all of your friends to log onto the blog & print their coupon-what a great deal!!!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


How cool is this new SCRAP O DEX! I had a blast creating this cute little gift for Father's Day. If you are out of ideas of what to get good ole dad, come by and join us for this class on June 5th from 6-8pm. This is sure to be on his desk for years to come!!!

A dozen pics on ONE page?!

Ok, scrappers...I know you all are trying to figure out ways to fit more pictures on your pages. So, here is your challage, fit a dozen pictures on one page! It can be done and it can be done creatively!
Here is a page I did for the Scrapjack blog a few weeks ago. I used some of the new Scenic Route papers, Basic Grey and a fabulous Hambly transparentcy. So here is the big tip...if you want to get a bunch of small pictures printed, you can go to the Kodak photo printing booths that are set up in different chains and print smaller pics! They all print on 4X6 photos but you can choose to have two a standard one picture per print OR you can choose to a print two to a print or four to a print. How cool is that? Once you get these small prints, the possiblities are endless! Now if you are scheduled to take my Funkytown class at CCL, you can use this little tip to print your pictures for the mini book we will be making! Now go get some tiny pics and get scrappin'!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Memory Mania Page Kits (kit clubs are excluded);
Buy 3, get 1 free for a limited time only May 22-May 28 ONLY. Must have this coupon for the special. Page kits are never on sale, so this is a bargain, get them while they last.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!!!!!!!


WOW!!!!!! I am so excited!!!!! Opening my emails to see these awesome submissions is better than opening gifts at Christmas. I love seeing all of the different styles & paper choices. This is going to be one awesome book!!!! I've been very choosy and I promise you will just love me for it. In fact, there have been many fabulous layouts that I want to use, but just don't have room for. For those of you that are going to submit entries for the last set of sketches due June 15, please include some southern layouts. I would love for our customers to get more ideas for layouts with their pictures to Children's Museum, the Aquarium, The Baton Rouge Zoo, The State Capitol, Jazz Fest, Fest for All, Mardi Gras celebrations, crawfish boils, BBQ, can you think of any other themes that we have lots of pictures of but never see those layouts in other idea books? Hopefully, i can make final decisions tonight & post a sneak preview. Have a wonderful day!!! I got a chance to scrapbook last night, can't you tell, I'm so excited I can't sit still (it doesn't happen that often, 2 layouts in a couple of hours).

Friday, May 18, 2007


I'm on my way tonight to Disneyworld but wanted to share these ideas for using my scrapbook supplies to create party favors-cd envelope with 1 sheet of pattern paper. Noelle Landry

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Totally Transparent

Just a little sneak peek for you!

The Totally Transparent Class on Tues May 29th is coming up and you won't want to miss it!

If you love the look of transparency frames and accents, I can't wait to share the secrets of making these yourself!!!! We will create accents, frames, and borders from plain transparency paper. Complete this 2 page layout.

Just for you NAT! Wish you were here teaching with me!



Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Heidi Grace Products are 30% off with this coupon. expires 5/20/07

Monday, May 14, 2007


Merry Monday to everyone. I sure hope everyone had a wonderful & relaxing Mother's Day. Dane cooked crawfish pie for lunch and the 4 of us spent several hours relaxing by the pool which is always a treat. We then visited with the Bullions which is always nice too.

Congratulations to Tania Allen, winner of the Blog Challenge-Autumn Leaves Overlay;

THE NEW CHALLENGE IS . . . Double page layout using the Queen & Company embellishments. Use a sketch & submit it too for double duty. Good luck. Tips: You have 2 weeks to complete the Blog challenge, however, the sketch call is due tomorrow. Load your blog challenge on the gallery & email me to be entered into the drawing.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Muffin Tins for Mom!!!

Just HAD to say how much I enjoyed Jessica's Muffin Tin class the other night!! Typically, I'm not much of a project person, but this one caught my eye, and I could picture it in my mom's kitchen!! Just had to share how much I loved this unique idea!! I think they even have kits in the store to make your own now that the class is over and if you need a quick Mother's Day treat!!


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Master Kits!!!!

I love working on Master Team - for me it is a challenge to try and come up with a new idea and/or technique each month. One of the people from who I get some of my inspiration is from our very own Jessica - She is an amazing scrapbooker! I have wanted to working with some of the scraps I have from the past Masters Kits. Like many of you, I have plenty of photos that are not scrapbooked. I love to have some of these photos framed for my home, work and scrapbook area. One of my ideas to have these photos framed is posted. I used some chipboard flowers and attached scraps of paper and distressed the edges with sandpaper and inks. I also added some stickles, buttons and ribbons to the flowers. I glued these flowers to the alligator clips and on the base of the paperweight I rapped around and glued. I used an older photo holder and redecorated it.
I can not wait to make some for presents for family and friends! I really enjoyed this little project - hope you enjoy it!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


BLING YOUR BAG!!! Purchase a pink 12x12 tote for $19.99 and we will personalize it FREE with this coupon.

Challenge-don't forget to enter the drawing by posting a layout with the Autumn Leaves overlay.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Elsie Workshop layouts

There are still a few spots left in the I love Elsie workshop! The 2 layouts are at the store for your viewing pleasure. See you all soon!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Hey Scrappers,
Here is a picture of the 2007 CCL tshirts. SOrry for the delay, the manufacturer took a while longer than expected for the CCL Sample Shirts. We do have an asst of sizes, if you are not sure which size you will need. We will be making the final order next week, May 11th. If you have already ordered your shirt on your registration, your order is already put in.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

A little sneak peek!

OMG! I am loving the new Elsie line. I have already made some of the projects for the workshop with the new papers, rub-ons, stamps, and stickers. How fun! Don't miss your chance to sign up. This workshop is one you can't miss. We will make one of the photo cubes, the checkbook cover and the adorable magnetic page accent to add extra photos or journalling to your layouts! Stay tuned for a peek at the 2 layouts!

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday! Stay safe in this nasty weather!


Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Look how cool this hanger is that the masters team created with their scraps from master kit club. I just love it. Great job girls!!


OH wow, this stuff is awesome, there are papers, journaling cards, mini papers, Who What When & Where Printed Tickets, Label Paper; chipboard shapes!!!!! you gotta see it, IT IS AWESOME and won't last long. Oh wait and did I mention the adorable new jewels from Doodlebug-again, won't last long, each employee has bought every color available so far!!!! Hurry in.

What's COOKING at Memory Mania

Have you tasted my mother-in-law's cooking? Its to-die-for!!!! She is cooking up some . . . crawfish pies, mini muffulettas, brownies & chicken tenders, yummy!!!! Then Michelle will be promoting the book that she has most recently been published in, Styles Defined!!!! Come out & congratulate her, pick up a copy of the new book & get it AUTOGRAPHED!!!! Don't forget, that's this Saturday 10am-noon.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Hey Girls,

I sure hope you have Memory Mania penciled in on your calendar this weekend. Jessica has been working so hard planning fun things to do. Come see HOW EASY it is to doodle on a tote bags, the bags sell for an awesome price AND if you get it on Saturday morning, you can sit with Christy as she shows you just how easy

it is to decorate your tote bag. Its PINK, its COOL, you just gotta have one-Especially if you are coming to Camp Crop a Lot!!!!