Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday

Hey Scrappers,

The cool new CRICUT cartridges came in today, Street Signs, Home Accents and Stone Script. I do have a sneaky suspicion they may have sold during Jody's awesome Cricut class tonight!!!! I've already received rave reviews for this class, i'm so glad everyone enjoyed it.

Scraplift this!!! Maureen Gorman shares the Beauty of her girls with this awesome layout highlighting FANCY PANTS products-gotta look at this one close up & in person to appreciate all of the little details, you know Maureen is known for "the details". Great job Maureen.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Terrific Tuesday

Hey Scrappers,

There was some hidden wording in the newsletter for a "who's reading the newsletter" drawing. Congratulations to Jackie Baumann, she is the winner this month. Watch the newsletter, you could be the next winner.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY SPECIAL-WITH THIS COUPON ONLY- all Digital CD's are buy 1, get 1 of equal or lesser value FREE while supplies last (Sorry, Cricut Design Studio IS NOT considered a digital CD). Please print this page for your coupon.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!!! Enjoy this layout inspiration from Tania Allen "Caleb at 18" Tania had great fun playing with this new paper by Tinkering Ink. Layout is displayed on the wall in workshop if you'd like to scraplift it.


Monday, April 28, 2008

What a Yummy Class!!!!

Thanks to everyone that participating in the Recipe Album class. Nikki did an INCREDIBLE job prepping & teaching this class, it set the tone perfectly for the wonderful treats at the end of class. The album came out SOOOO cute and I can't wait to try all of the recipes that were shared. Here are just a few of the awesome dishes sampled after class: Crawfish Cornbread, Onion Souffle', Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole, Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Dessert, Banana Pudding, Fruit Salad, Magic Cookie Bars, Easy Crescent Cheesecake, Winnie the Pooh Lemon Balm & Honey Fruit Dip, Ricky's Cake (awesome brownies). THanks again Nikki, we had a great time! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for next semester.

Friday, April 25, 2008

BIZOUS to you!!

Check out this precious layout "ROck & Roll" by Noelle Landry showcasing BIZOUS scrapbook pages. What's so neat about Bizous is that the pages are already designed, you just add photos & a little bling for dimension. THe papers can be rotated & flipped for mix & match. Come check it out. Some of you may recognize the name as we featured another line of this company's in a previous masters kit club.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!! Hope to see you at the Recipe ALbum Class.
Happy Scrappin,
P.S. New today is the newest FONTWERKS stamps from CHA.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Attention all Disney Fans!!

Bo Bo Bunny created this great kit with Disney colors & their famous word chipboard albums-check out all of the products that come in this kit include photos & instructions to create your own Disney Mini Album. This kit can be found on our new wall-check it out!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Merry Monday

Good morning and I hope today is a great start to a wonderful week!!!!!
Memory Mania will be closing today at 5pm for an Employee Dinner. Everyone has been working so hard, so its time to stop for a KUDOS dinner.
Monday inspiration is a "Good Times" layout created by Darlene Quebedeaux highlighting Cherrye Art (title & Flowers), Hambly papers & American Craft ribbon; What an awesome, fun layout -Great Job Darlene. THe layout is displayed at the store for anyone that wants a closer look & to scraplift.
Oh and did i say "Don't forget to PRINT YOUR PICTURES TODAY!!!"

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Paper Trunk Stamps-INCREDIBLE DEAL!!!!

These awesome stamp sets are GREAT!!! There are 4 different sets and I can't believe how much use you can get out of these 12" border stamps. Below are some layouts created by Christy Cochran "Adventures";
"Juicy Sweet" by Heather Banker; and "Easters Joy by Tania Allen".
I would love to see the layouts you created with yours. This was one of the hottest items at EXPO day.

Friday, April 18, 2008

More Boxes today

OMG, i have no idea where we will put MORE new stuff, i guess, check the ceilings when you walk in. Christy just called to say the PRIMA shipment arrived today with really cool stamps, and some new papers. Here is a couple of pictures we took at CHA.

Friday Inspiration

OK, we've LOVED this beautiful weather, but it looks like we're in for a scrapbook weekend-weather is supposed to be yucky SO head on over to Memory Mania to get some fun time to scrap with.

Maureen Gorman created this precious layout "Hanah Montana" using the Luxe papers-check out her ribbon hanging from the flower-she used ribbon stiff and it came out so cute. KUDOS Maureen!!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Blackboard-Hottest product at CHA

Blackboard was the hottest product at CHA and it the students in Deneen's"What's Hot" class, agreed, this is an awesome, versatile product.
Here are just a few of the choices in the store:

Chipboard has been a staple in scrapbooking hobby since introduced a few years ago at CHA. Chipboard offered a versatile product to almost all levels of scrapbooking interest. Some like it for its low profile and light weight. For those scrappers that like more lumpier like chipboards as yet another way to add fun and dimension to their pages. We use chipboard so often to add a little dimension without a lot of bulk. Yet chipboard has its drawbacks-Plain chipboard usually needs something done to it: painting, covering with paper, stamping, etc. Sure the occasional naked chipboard piece was fine! Several companies introduced blackboard, our favorites were the Cosmo Cricket blackboard chipboard & even has overlays if you don't want black on a specific layout; and Maya Road has cool new blackboard mini albums. Both products are in stock so stop in soon to see them. Lots of comments from customers are that they are already colored, no painting is needed. You can use it covered or as it comes. And because it is black all the way through, Blackboard can be cut without having to go back again and finish edges.

In addition to albums, Cosmo Cricket introduced BlackBoard shapes and alphabets for their four new lines. Like previous lines they also released die cuts to match the black chipboard pieces. But this is just one option for these versatile little pieces of scrapbooking magic! Consider trying some of these techniques recommended by Cosmo Cricket:
Drawing on with colored pencils or crayons
Paint (the whole thing or just parts)
Stamping on with chalk inks, Staz-On, Stickles, etc.
Spray with Glimmer Mist
Decorate with rub-ons
Cover with crackle paints, Stickles, glossy accents, crackle accents
Leave blank or combine a few of the above techniques!

NEW BlackBoard offers all the wonderful aspects of chipboard with the added ease of a product that doesn’t require several different steps to use (painting, sanding, etc) !

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Have you printed your Pictures Today

Hey Scrappers,

Have you printed your pictures this today, this week or this month? How about this great Easter layout to motivate you to print your Easter pictures and scrap them this week.
Pam used the Reminisce Easter line to highlight her family Easter photos (layout displayed in the store) Great job Pam!!! Happy Scraplifting!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Merry Monday to All

I know its a little chilly again but my morning walk was so uplifting with this beautiful weather-hope it sticks around!!! SOOO, have you printed your Easter pictures yet? Sandi Gautreau created this awesome layout using Three Bugs in a Rug (layout is displayed in the store for more details).

I just love these different colors for a unique Easter layout!!!! Great job Sandi-love the Egg hunt subtitle!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Inspiration

WOW, wasn't it a beautiful weekend-just perfect to be outside or great weekend for the Zoo??? Today's layout "Little Animal" was created by Jansen Hebert using Reminisce Designs. I love they way she highlighted her little munchkin and pictures from the zoo. I know this title would have worked for my boys even if it didn't include zoo pictures, ha ha. Great job Jansen.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday Inspiration

Hey Scrappers,

Hope you get to scrap on this beautiful weekend. Check out

Jody Sorey's awesome layout using the Reminisce Tropical line as well as the Creative Imaginations Travel & Lifestyle transparency. This is a great example as so many people have wondered how to incorporate the 8x11 transparency in their layouts!!! Thanks for sharing Jody.

I still can't talk about it without tearing up BUT I guess i need to share the news that JODY IS MOVING to North Carolina this summer. Jody has been such a HUGE part of MMU & Memory Mania. I can't even imagine MMU without Jody. :( She has promised to come back for future weekends of Camp Crop a Lot, but unfortunately its too far to drive in & teach like Becky does. If you have had the privilege of taking Jody's wonderful classes over the years, please drop a line letting her know how special she is to us. So if you're in the Disney Day classes, lucky you-that's her last MMU class for a while. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH JODY & we thank you so much for sharing your incredible scrapbook enthusiasm & talents with us for all of these wonderful years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

National Scrapbook Day is coming Soon

Hey Scrappers,

Don't forget about our ALL NIGHT CROP on Friday, May 2nd. It will be such fun with DEAL OR NO DEAL prizes. Brandi & Tania will be hosting this crop & can't wait to see how many layouts you can create!!!!!

OK, I know, I know, I heard it from everyone this week, there is no way to walk into the store & actually look at all 400 new papers, its so overwhelming, but FUN. So i'll feed you a little at a time, here's an awesome layout with some of the new papers by Noelle Landry. This is the new Reminisce Papers & stickers. GREAT JOB NOELLE!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

More Quotes

We love helping our customers and their friends and relatives with all of their photo and scrapbooking projects! We are here to help you keep scrapbooking fun and stress FREE! Don't be a stranger.
Stop in or Call us, and we will assist you with all of your scrapping needs.

More family quotes:
Flowers have the sun, children have their mothers.
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont
It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
~ The Golden Girls
No matter how old a mother is, her children will always be her babies.
It’s such a fun thing to be the mother of a mother – that’s why the world calls her grandmother.
Who needs a pony when you’ve got Grandpa!
The world shines bright with endless possibilities each time a child is born.
A child fills a place in your heart you never know was empty.
When you’re close to the ground, there’s more dirt to be found.
I’ll have fun-fun-fun ‘til my daddy takes my bicycle away…
The laughter of a child is the light of a home.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Perfect Family Quotes

Found these on Internet & thought you might enjoy:
  • Among God’s best gifts to us are the people who love us.
  • Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.
  • Our family tree is blessed with thee.
  • I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. ~Colonial Potter, M*A*S*H
  • Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
  • When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
  • Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy.
  • It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping. –John Sinor
  • To her, the name of father was another name for love. – Fanny

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

CCL Class - MASTERPIECES: 1 Sketch, 2 Layouts, 3 Teachers

WOW, wouldn't you love to complete 2 double page layouts in 1 hr at CCL??? Don't miss this class with Allison, Jill & Tammy. One Basic sketch, complete 2 double page layouts with totally different themes, papers & embellishments; Titles: Can't Help but Love You & Oh, the Places We Go; Here's a sample of layout 1.

Friday: July 11th 3:30-4:30 $25, call 744-2767 to register & pre-pay.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

You know the awesome quality of Technique Tuesday stamps??? We have a great variety of TT stamps in stock right now, BLOG SPECIAL- with the purchase of $30 TT stamp purchase, you receive a free collector stamp.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

EXPO-the most fun day of the year!!!

KUDOS to these AWESOME MM Girls!!!!! Along with Terri, Dane & Rhonda, these girls have worked the fingers to the bone getting everything ready for the fun day for you to COME GET THE SCOOP!!!!!! ALso pictured is Lisa & Debbie Gunion-thanks so much to Lisa & Debbie for travling from Texas to share the awesome TInkering Ink Peek a Boo Mini Books-these were a huge hit with customers of all ages-we'll share more pictures during the week of fun times at the EXPO. We've received the sweetest emails from many of you-thanks so much, it means so much to us to know that you did enjoy yourself.

Thanks for these awesome comments:
"I had a ball. When I awakened this morning I said, "happy birthday" to myself. Its not really my birthday but it felt that way. So much good stuff. I tried to buy it all but couldn't. That is one of the only two regrets I had about today. The other one is that I couldn't have any ice cream or brownies (dieting). I will be back to get what I couldn't get today. I loved loved loved the peek a boo albums and the ladies who instructed. Christy is always wonderful!!! "Brooke did a great job with the card demo . Thanks. I LUUUUVV Memory Mania"

Thanks to everyone for their hard work & thanks to all of the wonderful friends that came to share the day.

Friday, April 04, 2008

STAMPS!!!!-Love these new Dot Stamps

Come check them out-don't forget to COME GET THE SCOOP at Memory Mania, Saturday, April 5th, 10am-2pm. Free ice cream to soothe your tummy because you will be so OVERWHELMED & EXCITED with the newest scrapbook goodies.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

You KNOW how i love fleur de lis

Yes, I totally fell in LOVE with these fleur de lis border stamps. Jade & Christy found this booth and can I tell you this rarely happens (except for CHA 2008) but we bought EVERY paper and EVERY stamp in the booth. YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THEM!!!!! And speaking of paper, Memory Mania has NEVER had so much paper ever, we have ordered over 300 NEW papers at CHA. I don't know how you will ever choose, they are all soooo awesome & unique. We had so much in the back that just in order to walk to the new stuff, we had to put a few lines out this week so far: Creative Imaginations, Cosmo Cricket, Heidi Swapp, Scenic Route, Glitz, Cloud 9, Cherry Arte, American Craft, Reminisce and HAMBLY!!!!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


These are the new papers from Heidi Swapp-They are just FABULOUS!! Oh, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me recover faster so I can go on my trip to visit my friend, Simone, in LONDON on May 1st!!!! I could really take some cool pictures to scrapbook these papers!! Ok off to physical therapy.

Tim Holtz anything!

Honestly, my favorite tools is my paper trimmer... but pretty much anything by Tim Holtz is in my toolbox. I LOVE the splat mat - it cleans like a dream and keeps my workspace pretty neat. The new applicators for the Distress Inks is terrific and gives you more control and a better finish with the inks. If you haven't seen the DI applicators, they look very much like the one you use with Alcohol Inks, but specifically for the dry foam. The little misters are great for bleach (try filling one with bleach and spritzing it on cardstock - voila you have an interesting patterned paper!) blending solution (spritz on your alcohol inks for a fabulous effect) and the old stand by water for distressing. How convenient that the misters come in a 3 pack!

I'm also loving my texturizing hammer. It has 2 interchangeable heads and works wonders with Grungeboard or chipboard after it's been painted with a metallic color. Add a little distress ink and BAM! aged metal! He also has really cool scissors (I keep forgetting to bring those to classes to show off). They are very comfortable, have collapsing handles (sort of hard to explain) and they are self sharpening - you can even cut metal with them!

Those are my favorites for right now - but who knows what will happen when all of Memory Mania's CHA goodies are unveiled??? Night y'all!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Peek-a-Boo Albums, come check them out

Come check out this demo on Saturday. Debbie Gunion has created a couple samples of what you can do with these precious peek-a-boo albums of chipboard & acrylic; Great idea for a mini family album for mother's day, graduation or father's day. Don't forget Saturday April 5, 10am-2pm. COME GET THE SCOOP WITH MEMORY MANIA!!!