Tuesday, October 30, 2007


OK, we've told you about it, but NOW you have to come see it for yourself!!!!! Its so YUMMY, i promise you will want to touch the 15 pounds of buttons and the many rows of chipboard, felt, etc. Its literally like a kid in a candy store!!!! LOVE LOVE IT!!!! We will have great fun during the weekly happy hours. You just stop in do your project & leave, projects range from 15-45 minutes. Here's the cool project that Libby created for this week.
Join us for our first ever Creative Cafe Art Bar happy hour. We will offer exclusive projects created by the designers of Creative Cafe that will be created right at our very own Art Bar in Memory Mania! The project cost will vary depending on the project - anywhere from $1 - $20.Participants in the weekly happy hours will receive a special Creative Cafe Club Card. It features a coffee cup for each happy hour workshop you attend that will get punched. When you fill your card, you get one happy hour workshop free! For this introductory month the workshop fee is FREE and you only purchase the supplies you want to create the project.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Just One Week Left Before Skip & Scrap

Ok ladies, this is it! The final week before Skip & Scrap. For those of you who have already registered, I can't wait to see you there! And for those who didn't, what are you waiting for? Due to the volume of kits that need to be prepped, registration needs to end by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night. Don't miss out on this class. It is different from any other class that you will ever attend at Memory Mania. Think of it like a Christmas Swap Meet. Not only will you be making 5 GREAT gifts, but you will also be getting ideas for making and packaging other gifts. There will be a raffle for a gift basket plus cookies and cocoa. And if that doesn't get you in, maybe the last Sneak Peek will. After shopping, making, and wrapping all those holiday gifts, curl up in a tub of hot water filled with the sweet smell of Mexican Hot Chocolate Milk Bath and RELAX!!! Just the mix smells good enough to eat. So hurry in or call to reserve your spot for this "UNIQUE" class. Hope to see you there!
P.S. And don't forget, lunch will be provided by Memory Mania.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

30% Off Halloween Sale!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't forget to check out the items that are in our 30% off Halloween Sale. The sale items are random items throughout our store marked with the 30% off tag like the Sticko Phrase Pierced Ears Stickers and the Maple Lane Studio Home Decor BABY Letters. So Come on in and save big.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Hey Guys,

We have TONS of awesome Holiday lines in da house to get you into the Holiday mood. Lots of paper, rubons, ribbons and embellishments to get those Holiday projects ready. Don't delay because the Holidays will be here before you know it!!!

Okay for the Tip of the week: fyi-I had a little Memory Mania helper with this one!(Brooke).

When using your fonts on the Cricut Die Cutting Machine, alternate the letters of your title with the shadow feature and then just regular for some variation on your page. The shadow feature will make your letters thicker so some of your letters will be thick and some thin.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Hey Scrappers,

We have a FUN,FUN,FUN challege for November. Its a great gift idea . Look what Libby did with it. I'd love to hear/see the many different ideas you can do with this. Create the Bare Elements Wine Container or Purse. The wine container is a great gift idea with wine in it of course and what else could could you use it for??? Also the little purse is cute, you could add a little mini album in there or what else??? There is a neat webasode on Craft TV weekly, it shows you exactly what to do to create this fun project http://www.crafttvweekly.com/player.html?wid=112 . There is also a paper pack with everything to cover both projects or you can create your own. We know there are endless possibilities with this project and can't wait to see what you can do with this. BLOG Challenge ends November 23rd. Here's what you do to win a great goody bag: Create a project with one or both of these items, upload to the gallery & email me to be entered into the drawing. You may be entered into the drawing for as many projects as you create with this challege.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Two Down, Two To Go

Only two more weeks to Skip and Scrap!!! Can you feel my excitement? I am SOOO ready for this event. I get to combine my love of projects with my love for teaching. Not only will there be great projects for you to make, but also great ideas to help you get a head start on your gift giving. This year will be the BEST yet!!! So don't wait! Start planning for your "sick" day now. Come in or call to sign up. This class is the best cure for what "ails" you. :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday, Wednesday, It's here again!

Okay Bloggers, our Crash Course Beginner class is next Wednesday. If you are a scrapbooker and wish one of your friends or relatives would scrap too then here is your chance to introduce them into the scrapbooking industry. Call them up and tell them about our Crash Course beginners class. It will take them from the very basics to over the top pages which will include stamping, embossing, working with the Coluzzle, ribbon, and punches too. This way you will have a friend to crop, shop and take classes with at Memory Mania.

Also for all of you that are crazy about stamping we just got in all of the Autumn Leaves acrylic stamp sets which include Duly recorded, Postmarks, stamped and coded barcodes, Sentiments Circles, Ticketed and several more.

We also just got in an Awesome 18 Month Calendar Kit from Creating Keepsakes which makes a great Christmas gift for the scrapbooker on your list who has everything.

Okay, this is a question that we get often at the store.

If you include a mini album or tag pull out on a page how do you store this in your scrapbook album since your pages are in page protectors?

Solution: Put your page in the page protector, then cut an opening just a tad larger than the mini album that is on your page. This way people looking at your page can just thumb through it instead of pulling the entire thing out of the page protector. The same goes for any type of pull tabs. You would just cut a slit right where your tag falls so that you can just pull it out with out having to fight with the page protector.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Here's a post from Professor Jody:
I wanted to let everyone know that Lucas James Sorey was born on Tuesday weighing in at 8lbs 5 ozs and 19 1/2 inches long. We are all thrilled and can't get enough of our little man!
Jody and James

P.S. I wonder how quickly we will see some scrapbook pages. He is adorable & looks like he is posing. If you've had the privilege of taking any of Jody's photography classes, notice the lighting on this precious little boy-next to a window, no doubt. I can barely wait to hold this little guy in my arms soon. Tammy

Saturday, October 13, 2007


CCL4LFE!!!! Can't you just hear Natalie screaming this? ha ha. Look how cute the new CCL attire is!!! I just love them and can't wait to wear these NEW pants-they are soo comfortable!!! Congratulations to Shannon Cole & Darlene Quebedeaux. We took their 2 designs and combined them for the precious design you see. Remember place your orders soon. CCL Attire and make/takes are pre-order only. There is a sample of each tshirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, pants, & cap displayed in the store. Deadline for orders is November 1st.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Halloween 30% off SALE!!!!!

WOW a 30% off Halloween Sale. Can't beat that!
Come on in and check out our select items that are 30% off throughout the store. Like, My little Shoebox Chipboard titles and Holy Cow Rub ons. And don't forget that awesome kit sale as well.

The Halloween Sale will run the entire month of October.

Another Sneak Peek, Already!!!

It's already our second week of sneak peeks for Skip and Scrap. The closer it gets here, the more excited I become. I wish we had time to do every project that I come up with, but that would take a lifetime. HMMM??? A new idea just popped into my head. I'll have to work on that one and get back to you. Need a place to put that special Holiday photo? You know, the one of your little one sitting on Santa's lap? Or how about that yearly family portrait taken underneath the Christmas tree? Then this project is for you. Combine your love of scrapping into this cute gift giving idea all wrapped up in one little 8x8 package. Come by and register soon! Class is filling up fast.

Have you PRINTED your pictures today?

Just set aside 15 minutes and print your pictures!!!!

What's HOT

WOW, i think every company out there is coming out with FELT this year. What's not to love? Its soft, fuzzy, and not too thick for a page. It's great for that added dimension but flat & safe for our pages. American Craft was the first to hit the market with it-those cute little cans with the special freebie. They have also come out with more felt for that new Celebration line i pictured last week-gotta check it out. Creative Cafe (coming soon) will also offer felt embellishments, AND Queen & Co. came out with some awesome felt borders, watch for those soon in your masters kits (oops, i think that was supposed to be a secret, he he),

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday

Well, I don't think that my news will top the arrival of Memory Mania's newest addition but I did want to let everyone know that the projects for Skip N Scrap have arrived and they are on the counter for display at the store. They are as adorable as ever and I think Danielle has out done herself this year. I will definitely be making some of those for Christmas Gifts. Who knows, if you're my friend you may just get one.

Okay, as far as new products go we have so many that it would take me an hour just to type them up. So just to let you know, we have TONS of new products so stop on in on your way home from work and stock up on all of the goodies that you will need to get those Christmas projects out of the way.

Scrappingly Yours,



Announcing the arrival of Lucas James Sorey yesterday morning, weighing in at 8 lbs. 5 ounces, just as precious as you can imagine with a head full of black/brown hair and blond eyelashes and eyebrows. As of last night, Mom and Baby were both doing quite well. Lucas' two proud sisters visited twice yesterday. The proud Dad has taken LOTS of pictures and will be emailing some out today. Mom was already asking when they could all go home!!!!!

I'm so excited, I saw Jody Monday afternoon and she was quite ready for this little guy to arrive. I'm so thrilled for Jody and her family on this awesome little bundle of joy!!!! Welcome to the "moms of boys" club. Its a whole new world. You knew he would be precious-have you seen the gorgeous girls? I know everyone is excited for Jody and feel free to post your comments here and we'll let her know about them. I will post some pictures as soon as I receive them. Congratulations and lots of Hugs, Jody!!!


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Once in a Blue Moon Special

Hey Girls,
Good morning!!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!! I plan to make it even better. We're still making room for NEW products-the new wall is taking over that entire side of the store, so AGAIN, its your lucky day.

BUY 3, get 1 FREE KIT SALE. This special applies to all kits on the KIT WALL ONLY (excluding any kit clubs, kits on the new wall or elsewhere in the store). As you know we rarely put kits on sale, so come in quickly while it lasts. Please present this blog special to get this great savings!!!! This special good until October 30th or while supplies last.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Skip & Scrap Sneak Peek

Okay Ladies, it's that time of year already! Feeling a little sick? Have I got the cure for you!!! Join me for the 6th annual Skip & Scrap Day on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.. This is going to be the best year EVER!!! Starting this Friday and every Friday until the second, come by the blog and get a sneak peek at the cool projects we will be doing for the holidays. You can also go to Memory Mania and see the projects up close. While you're there, don't forget to register for this AWESOME class, as it does tend to fill up fast. This class will provide you with PLENTY of ideas to give you a good head start on the holidays. And with the afternoon to crop, you can make a dent in that gift giving list in no time flat! So sign up soon, and see you there!!!
**Hint: This project keeps on giving all year long.

Fun Project

This is my latest project. I made it to go in my sons bedroom. I wanted to do something special to decorate and to add a personal touch. I just glued paper to the wooden letters and then used an exacto knife to cut around the letters. I am going to use paint the sides with blue paint (I started on a couple letters but am not finished). I added additional paper, letters and handwriting, ribbons, embellishments, etc.


PS I'm not sure why it's not showing in color. If you have any ideas let me know!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wednesday's Tips

Hi Everyone,

Okay one more day and I am off to Talladega for the Nascar Race weekend and I can't even wait. Dega Bound Baby!!!! But never fear, ya know I'll bring my scrapbook gear!

Well, another tip using your clear stamps and this one is so simple you'll say why didn't I think of that. A lot of your clear stamp sets have border stamps in them or you might have a set of stamps that is all borders. Instead of using them as a straight border try putting them in a curvy or zig zag pattern when sticking the stamp onto your acrylic block. Then just ink and stamp. Now you have a curvy border stamp and this is one of the advantages of using clear stamps. You can get several different look out of one acrylic border stamp. Can't do that with a wooden border stamp Can ya?

Cute Title for a page

I recently saw this on a random website and thought it was something to think about.

A layout of a child goofing off and the title was: Time Wasted Playing is not Time Wasted. I just thought this was so cute and everyone that has kids would get a kick out of it.

Happy Scrappin,


Tuesday, October 02, 2007


WOW-Look what Rachel was up to yesterday!!!!!
This is the new Celebrations line from American Craft, there is matching thickers in VINYL, individual rolls of ribbon (3 yds), matching papers, solids, photo corners, chipboard, felt, rub-ons, albums, asst ribbon packs. Better hurry in because I can't keep Christy out of the thickers.
Don't forget to check your newsletter-its an awesome NEWSLETTER ONLY COUPON. Remember you must have the coupon and its only good for October 3rd.

Monday, October 01, 2007


Hey Scrappers,
The Technique Tuesday blog challenged has been extended 2 weeks until Oct 11th. Several people have emailed that they purchased the products but need more time for the blog and we are happy to do that. Create a double page layout using the Technique Tuesday canvas circles, upload to the gallery & email me your entry into the drawing.