Doesn't this look like fun, here are Brandi's pictures from the National Scrapbook Day Crop at Memory Mania. Congratulations to the last 2 croppers, Christy Dixon & Michon Miller. Thanks to hostesses, Brandi Thompson & Tania Allen. The croppers didn't drop until 4:57am, WOW, that's awesome. Schedule your next Friday night crop at Memory Mania & join in the fun.
OK, summer is here and lots of memories to be making!!!!! So, don't forget to set aside some "ME" time for you and your buddies to scrapbook. That will definitely be the highlight of my summer, my weekly scrap date with my buddies (Yeah, the teachers are out of school & its time to play!!!) Of course, it takes the first few weeks just to catch up then we'll get some scrappin' done, hahaha. Nothing better than sharing some scraplifting ideas & getting some ideas from your buddies to motivate you to scrapbook-and again, check out that Photo Freedom book so you can try the guilt-free scrappin'.
NEW today: 2 new lines of paper & embellishments from We R Memory Keepers
BLOG SPECIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 ONLY - all stamps 25% off (must have this coupon to receive discount)!!!
Everyone loves a Fun mini album-no rules just jump in & create this precious little mini book by Creative Imaginations - Creative Cafe; I love this awesome project. All supplies (including the precious little album) are available at Memory Mania if you like to try this project at home at your convenience. We'd love to see your finished project in our gallery. CLick below hyperlink for more details. http://www.creativeimaginations.us/CIMessage/CreativeCafe/2008/04April/images/cc/index.html
What's new today: CLassic Black from LUXE-LOVE IT!!! Fiskars punch in high demand: Treading Water Punch MORE PRIMA today: Dude, AWESOME OVerlays,
Congratulations to the 2008 MMU Graduates. KUDOS to Jade, Brooke & Terri for helping us pull it all together!!!!! The graduates played "Let's Make a Deal" with their homework layouts (which we loved all looking at), then the top 3 prizes were auctioned: Catha Duhe won 2009 CCL; Valine Laborde won the Scraparatus & accessories; and Heather Banker won a 12x12 Album; Sandra Davis & Terri Colclough joined in the fun to bid on some completed layouts!!! We ended the night as the graduates created a Scrapbook Notebook to hold sketches & shopping lists. They did an awesome job. Thanks to Christy for the inspiration of the book (my Christmas gift).
I know that Mother's Day has passed for many of you, but my mom lives out of town and is coming in this week so we celebrate Mother's Day this weekend!!! I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day--i hope you felt honored and deeply loved and appreciated on your special day!!!
Indulge me just a few moments, as I share with you just how much I ADORE my Mom . . . I don't know what I'd do without her. You know as we get older, we have more mortal thoughts, so i guess just thinking what would I have done without her this year is such a scary thought. My mom spent 4 weeks with my family after my surgery making sure that I followed all (or most) of the rules, rested and ate properly to recover the best I could. While I believe John is the most awesome husband and takes really good care of me, NO ONE CAN DO WHAT MOTHER'S Do!!!! Who else could a 45 (ouch) year old woman call for sympathy after she does things she knows she shouldn't while recovering from back surgery? I mean, really. Anyone else might have laughed, or made me feel guilty for overdoing it, BUT I can take comfort in her genuine sympathy and words of "do better next time" advice. When you become a mom you REALLY appreciate your mom a lot more, for the little things that she never complained about or did without; As i grow older, I learn even more about my mom, i have little flashes in time where i learn something new, and suddenly my whole perspective on her changes. WOW-if only i could be the mom she was to me!!!! I know I wouldn't be the woman I am today without her guiding influence in my life. So don't forget to honor your mom, she is the reason you are such a wonderful person!!!!! CHALLENGE, create a layout or a mini album honoring your mom, What I lOVE About my Mom . . ." Is it the way she makes people feel, or her easy laugh, or the fact that no matter what the weather, and no matter how far she had to drive, that she never, never missed a chance to be there for you. THANK YOU MOM SALE-all albums on sale 25% off today through May 30th.
Please give a MM WELCOME to our newest members to our scrapbook family!!!! We really appreciate. We’d like to welcome you publicly & wish you all the best!
We love recognizing our new friends and our wonderful existing customers who are kind enough to refer their friends and relatives to us! As your friends & relatives visit Memory Mania, you will be entered into a monthly drawing to show our appreciation. We’re all helping each other, which is the whole point of all of this! Right?
Jennifer Aucoin Debra Babin Deshay Babin Amy Baudoin Terri Boudreaux Jessica Brooks Therese Broussard Sherri Brown Tracy Browning Molly Buehl Amy Burleigh Karrie Champagne Julie Comiskey Raegan Corder Belinda Cowart Cindy Creel Kinetta Crisp Amy Daigle Michelle Dang Sandra Debaene Karrie Delise Lisa Diez Ashley Doll Sandy Dufren Toni Dugas Marley Eastwood Paula Eaton Maegan Evans Danielle Fogleman Lisa Fontenot Kay Foreman Lillie Frederic Dianna Garcia Chelsea Gautreau Jade Gonsales Jeanie Gremillion Karen Herbert Lillie Holstead Deanna Huber Lisa Hunter Lauren Jackson Dori Janise Tina Johnson Sandra Keran Camila Lejeune Denise Loupe Catherine Mancuso Cathy May Lori McPhail Denise Melancon Paisley Morgan Monica Nickens Judy Nickens Adrienne Orgeron Beth Pertuit Mary Prochaska Allison Richard Heather Richmand Bonnie Robichaux Jennifer Romero Rebekah Sheets Kelly Small Leslie Smith Donna Spano Rene Stansbury Danica Staples LeeAnne Starnes Celeste Stephens Shantelle Stewart Jaron Stone Nicki Stroup Loretta Tesvich Linda Thompson Christy Trahan Stephanie Trosclair Laurie Twigg Kris Washington Kris Wolf Mary Ellen Young
We hope to inspire & motivate you, so check the blog often.
Yippee! The Share & Tell Program has arrived and it is delightful new approach to scrapbookers everywhere!
The Share & Tell Binder Program offers easy ways to organize your photos and display them beautifully! It is a simple and affordable program that is easy to maintain and will provide a breath of fresh air to some of you and especially to friends & family that don't have "time" to scrapbook certain photos. It is the much needed relief to quickly organize your life's memories. Please spread the word to family and friends that didn't think they could scrapbook, they will be seeing "I can do this" !
It is based on the premise of time. You decide how much time you have to spend...No Time, Some Time or Creative Time. The program includes beautiful albums, sheet protectors and plenty of 4x6 journaling card and creative pads to record their memories. They also coordinate beautifully with our theme collections.
Come see what a difference it can make to get the photos ready to share without taking a lot of time.
We appreciate your time and wish you the very best as you spread the joy of memories to your family & friends.
To all of you who took classes on Saturday, thank you so much for making my last MMU class such a positive and wonderful experience. I have been teaching MMU classes for Memory Mania since 2003 on a variety of topics and themes, and each class has been so rewarding to me not only in the process of creating the class, subject matter, and handouts, but to spend a couple of hours away from home and sharing my passion for scrapbooking with ladies who really "get it!" I haven't tried out Cricut Design Studio yet, but as soon as I do I'll post what I have done with it. Thank you so much Darlene for spearheading the gift and the cake- you got me to cry and I swore I wouldn't! We are planning our big move to North Carolina in July, so I will still be around shopping and creating layouts for the Master's team in May and June. Thanks to ALL of my former students. It has truly been a pleasure.
Don't forget to make your way into Memory Mania tomorrow (SAT. 5/3/08) for the Nationl Scrapbook Day Sale!!!!!!
Also new in today is some cute as a bug Heidi Swapp items: Felt Flowers, Gel Blossoms in lemonade, light pink and sky blue, Mirror flowers, Polk a dot overlay, Foam Board Alphabet letters in Carefree Blue, Runway Pink and world Traveler.
Ki Memories Daisy dog paper and embellishments, they are cute as ever.
And as always don't forget to check out the new wall which is loaded down and busting at the seams.