Monday, June 30, 2008

Masters Kit Sneak Peek

This month's kit is loaded with great paper. I love the colors from both lines you will receive in the kit. Get your travel pictures ready because one line is for those vacation memories you're making right now!

Sometimes one layout just isn't enough to tell the "story" so you need 2 layouts (or 3, or 4...)! When I make multiple layouts to tell one story, I always use the same paper and that's what I love about the Masters Kits. You get enough supplies to make much more than a single layout. Sometimes you may have to supplement the kit with a few sheets of solid cardstock, but this time I used only the materials in the kit. This layout is part one, part two will be posted with other designs by the Masters Team later in the Memory Gallery. "California Dreamin" is a layout of my daughter's trip to sunny California this summer. I cut out some of the travel words and pop dotted them across the top border to emphasize some of the details of her trip.

Have fun stretching your supplies and documenting your vacation memories!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Threading Water Comments

from Sandy Brown:
I love this new fiscars punch!! Only a few days ago, I was wishing I had a scalloped edge for a layout, but did not have one in my stash. Now, I can ALWAYS have a scallop. Love it! I was playing with it last night, and figured out how to make a corner. Cool, cool, cool!!

Thanks -- one of the best new tools I have bought in quite a while!


P.S. These stamps are out of stock from manufacturer-but we will have some in when available. ALSO, if you are in the masters kit club, there was a border punch in there-please share some of the cool things you can do with that one too.

Friday, June 20, 2008


YEAHHHH, Rachel has recovered from her foot surgery & She's Back!!!! WOW, we really missed having her around & are SOOOO happy that she is back !!!! AND Look how hard she is working for all of you coming to CCL. Stop in FRiday, Saturday or Monday to wish Rachel a very Happy Birthday (She's working on her birthday-her choice-she just loves MM that much)!!!
Rachel is so sweet & has some great ideas to share with you. I love walking into Memory Mania when Rachel is working, she's always got the sweetest smile & disposition. Rachel's recent kits have all been instant sell-outs. Check them out when you are in next time. In honor of Rachel's birthday, receive 19% off your total purchase (regular priced products only) expires 6/23/08!!!!
Happy BIrthday, we love you Rach!!!!


Good Morning. WOW, nothing makes you quite so happy as looking forward to a week on the beach. Relax, read a book, chat with your best friends, watching your kids on the beach . . . can't wait. So all of you 6 in 60 students, you know what that means, more BEACH layouts. I know everyone can't go to the beach this weekend, so I came across these little HAPPY reminders & thought it was worth sharing so you could also have a HAPPY week.

Some Little Reminders To Help You Live A Happier Life
"Show up … Follow your heart … stay inspired … do things you’re good at … get a new perspective … have a sense of wonder … find people you love … set goals … finish what you started … help others … dance … pamper yourself … face your fears … exercise … listen to music … lighten up … have a moral compass … get a good night’s sleep … read books … live in the moment … every night reflect about the ‘good’ things about your day … be open to new ideas … believe in yourself … be kind … let people know how special they are … be honest with yourself focus on CREATING what you desire … make time just to have fun … say thank you to the people who teach you, support you, encourage you – give away what you don’t need to someone who does … value who you are right now … to be part of a community … keep the romance in your life … do your best . . . keep learning … want what you have … believe in something bigger than yourself … stay close to friends and family … be true to yourself."

Speaking of happy-how happy do you think this made me??? Shondell Lawrence sent this email: "What would I do without Memory Mania? I don't know. I 'd still be lost in the world of scrapbooking. Just wanted to send a special thanks to you guys for providing such valuable and accommodating services. This week I was so busy I didn't have time to do anything if my own. I did 4 of the kits that I purchased last week. LIFESAVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KUDOS to y'all.

And speaking of KITS, here are the new ones out this week: Bathtime, Pure Boy, Pure Joy, U R Spectacular, Top 10 Defining Moments, Star Wars, Fun in the Sun, CCL Acrylic Album;

Other NEW Stuff: Ranger Philosophy Tags, Muse Tokens, Sprocket Gears, Word Keys, and Design Ruler and we also got in the Unmounted stamp Refill Pockets , TONS of Jolees
Happy Scrappin' Tammy

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fiskars Threading Water Punch

Run, don't walk to Memory Mania to get yours while they are still in stock. I just love this border punch by Fiskars. Scallops are the in thing right now and to have the holes evenly space are a bonus. The holes can be left plain, brads can be added, filled with beads or glitter, or even a rhinestone can be glued on top of each hole. No need to worry about spacing. The possiblities are endless. Let me see what you create with yours.

Vacation Album in 1 Day-ARE YOU SERIOUS???

Vacation Album in One Day!!! PLEASE come spend the day at Memory Mania on AUGUST 9th and create an entire 12 X 12 Vacation album with me. This all day workshop will consist of:
A 12 X 12 post scrapbook album with 10 sheet protectors.
All the scrapbook materials to create nine double page spreads, plus the opening and closing page.
Taught by Tammy Murphy
All for $139.00!
Choose between DISNEY, BEACH (which beach) or CRUISE
When signing up, please let us know your current email address if the store doesn’t already have it. About a month before the class Tammy will send you some instructions about photos to bring, journaling ideas, and a schedule for the day. Enjoy your vacation now knowing that before summer ends, you will have a completed 12 X 12 album in JUST ONE DAY!

KUDOS to Brooke, Allison & Lexi for helping me all day today creating layouts !!!! Can't wait to share soon.


Monday, June 16, 2008

WELCOME to our newest Memory Mania Family

Please give a MM WELCOME to our newest members to our scrapbook family!!!! We really appreciate your business. 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?
Thank you so much for joining the world of scrapooking & our family at Memory Mania.

Kim Abbott
Keely Andrews
Nancy Arce
Peggy Barker
Emily Billiot
Melanie Bleakley
Sarah Boger
Stephanie Bourland
Molly Buehl
Karen Cox
Penny D'Autremont
Kay Doiron
Stephanie Eschete
Sandy Falgoust
Lisa Fontenot
Christine Good
Kelly Groht
Donna Guidry
Rachel Hebert
Dana Herdt
Kelli Hudnall
Elise Hyer
Kathie Lambert
Loretta Martin
Julie Matherne
Cindy Nickens
Christy Opperman
Trena Pearson
Laurie Petty
Paige Phillips
Kim Pierson
Pam Pourciau
Brenda Priddy
Lauren Rispone
Karen Russell
Kimberly/Kayla Segeer
Marynell Smith
Mary Smith
Sharla Sossamon
Danica Staples
ALexis Washington
Donna Westwood

Special thanks to these friend referrals:Tammy Geromini & Michelle Mallett. The winner of the referral drawing is Tammy Geromini-Tammy your prize may be picked up at Memory Mania.

Also, Heather Banker is the winner of the hidden sentence in the newsletter. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


I would like to wish CHRISTY a wonderful, relaxing birthday today!!! Boy, will she need it, after 3 dance recitals this weekend, she is wiped out. But "her babies" did great so she was very proud but very much looking forward to a lounging around Sunday!!!!! CHRISTY ROCKS!!! with her awesome layouts, bubbly smile & conversation, and she's always looking out for the NEW stuff that we can get in for all of you MM.
She also has many adoring fans -check out her last fans singing her "Happy Birthday" at summer camp. Recently i received this email from another of her loyal fans: "I'm so excited about the kit but then again I am excited about them all. Christy ALWAYS does a great job on the kits. I someday aspire to be as creative as she. Our MM family is lucky to have her but do you know what I am excited about? She is the only one I have had the privilege to be instructed by and I hear raves about the other instructors too. I can't wait until CCL and MMU to meet them all. " THanks Shondell for the wonderful praise. I agree, she is awesome!!! Enjoy your day & that massage next week!!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

CCL Classes

Holiday Inn Select
9:00 Summer Bling with Deneen Berdon

10:45 Creativing with Cricut (Cricut Design Studio) with Darelene Quebedeaux (2 spots left)

1:00 PAWsitively Disney with Becky Robichaux

3:30 Masterpieces: 1 Sketch, 2 Layouts, 3 Teachers with Allison Braud, Jill Templet & Tammy Murphy (2 spots left)

Call Memory Mania 744-2767 TODAY for registration.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

Don't forget to stop in at Memory Mania on Saturday to check out the awesome deals of the garage sale by fellow scrappers!!!! The new Disney Kit Club kits are ready for pickup-i think there are 5 spots remaining before registration closes.

KUDOS to Sandi Gautreau for this precious layout "This Boy Loves Dirt". Love that faux stitching by Creative Cafe & the awesome rugged paper by Paper Salon. THis layout is displayed in store with coordinating products to scraplift . Thanks for sharing Sandi.

Boxes today from Me & My Big Ideas:

Coastal Fleur De lis 12x12 album
Coastal Calafia 12x12 page kit
Coastal Venice 12x12 paper pad
Coastal Icon Rubons
Coastal Icon chipart
Coastal fleur de lis

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Hey Campers,

If you are one of the lucky girls coming to Camp Crop a Lot next month, Look what Deneen has created as her class layout for Summer Bling. I don't know if the photo does it justice-it is awesome. Don't forget we still have several openings in someother classes too.

AND, if you're preparing for Camp Crop a Lot, gotta check out the newest kits on the wall-Christy, Lexi & Brooke have created some precious new layouts. For those that don't live nearby, check them out online. Remember there are limited quanitities & once they are sold, they are gone and don't come back. Click this link to see kits:
Reminder: Don't forget OOPS night is Tuesday, June 17th 6-8pm;
Happy Scrappin,

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hey Scrappers,

Check out this COOL photo cube that Jody created!!!! We have 4 left -great for a last minute father's day gift. Jody said there are great directions inside that give you step by step instructions-the only thing to plan for is that the photos need to be color copied (not inkjet-so have your photos ready when you pick up the cube and you can get your photos copied at Postal COnnection next door Or any copy place). KUDOS Jody for sharing this awesome, meaningful home decor. Great for anyone to display on coffee table.

Don't forget the $5 coupon in the newsletter with any $50 purchase-MUST HAVE COUPON.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


OK, today's the day my baby turns 20!!!!! Oh my, how fast the time does go. I know all of you using coupons each year can't wait until he's 40, but for the mom, i wish i could have frozen the age at 6 (the cutest age ever). How do you celebrate a 20 year old birthday??? Justin served Dane breakfast (a real treat), Nanny took him to lunch and Dad & I will serve up the finale -his favorite is ribs from T.J. Ribs. Not quite as much fun as the days when we planned his birthday for a month, creating invitations & decorations & props for his Farm, Ninja Turtles, Big Bird, panting dinosaur paws for the Dinosaur party & planning games for the Olympics party; oh those were the days and we didn't even know it. Oops, sorry I'm getting really sappy now. Don't forget to enjoy your savings WITH YOUR COUPON today only in honor of my Dane-O turning 20!!!!

Oh and if you're impressed that I've found all of these OLD photos to show Dane of past birthdays, its that awesome book PHOTO FREEDOM & Stacy Julian-just love being able to put my fingers on a photo in a matter of minutes. There's one book left at the store, even without the coupon its worth its weight in GOLD.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Monday Inspiration

Ok, back to work for many of us. Why or why do the weekends pass sooooo fast? I hope you had a wonderful weekend and HOW BOUT THEM TIGERS?????
KUDOS to NOELLE LANDRY for this awesome layout highlighting her girls; LOVE LOVE LOVE the title, Pajama Party, she punched the circles from the paper & popdotted them for added dimention and the ribbon on that top photo just makes you want to hold a baby-how sweet. The layout is displayed in the store along with the products used to create the layout-how easy can it get-print this photo & gather the supplies & layout should be completed within 1 hour!!!!!
BLOG SPECIAL FOR TODAY is all Reminisce Papers/stickers are 30% off WITH THIS COUPON until June 14th. Don't forget to check your newsletter for the coupon for Tuesday, (Dane's birthday).
Have a wonderful week and Happy Scrappin'

Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday Inspiration

KUDOS to Maureen for this awesome layout using the new Basic Grey papers. Check out how she used the pattern paper to create her embellishments!!! This layout is displayed at the store along with all of the products.

NEW today is the new Lucky Creative Cafe paper, cool transparencies, mini board books & colored C rings.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

THURSDAY inspiration

WOW-Awesome layout by Jody Sorey for the design team. Layout is displayed at Memory Mania with products used. Check out the sheer labels by Maya Road!! Wait -look at these cool boshers that she dabbed paint to look like camo-LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! KUDOS Jody.

Monday, June 02, 2008

WOW-22 years

John & I celebrated our 22 year wedding anniversary this weekend. WOW-i can't believe it!!!! Sometimes it feels like we have been married as long as I remember (which of course we have been) and then sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday. BUT, it has definitely been the best 22 years of my LIFE!!! Justin was so sweet & decorated our room with rose petals, look how sweet. So I guess you know what I'll be scrapping this week for my weekly scrapbook challenge. So how many of you took the challenge last week and made a date with your friends to meet each week & scrap one layout per week this summer ? OK, if you can't commit to that, commit to scrap your last anniversary-send me some ideas while you're at it. Happy SCRAPPIN'!!!!!!!
Oh, and for the real incentive-print this coupon for a 22% discount on your entire purchase through June 4, 2008.