Thursday, July 31, 2008


Good Morning Scrappers,
RUSH over to MM today, we have the coolest items on sale!! The sale is 4 days only August 1-4 period, then the items return to normal pricing & go back to the floor. Don't miss this awesome opportunity for some awesome things up to 70% off. Products are on sale today as soon as we can get them to the table, we will be adding more each day, so check back. With these prices, quantities won't last.
NOTE: During this GIGANTIC SALE, we won't be stamping frequent buyer cards. Sale is not valid with any other discounts (including the $10 store credit from ccl). Good luck & I hope you find the products you are looking for!!!!!

Have you seen the newest masters kit???? Its awesome, stop in soon to check out the design team layouts!!!!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Masterpiece Monday

Good Morning to All !!!!!

Pam shares her Masterpiece Layout for this week "A Dream Realized"-WOW-the pictures are awesome & take center stage-LOVE IT!!!!! I love the chipboard (from a previous masters kit), I also love the Paper Trunk Stamp used for the top border-its just perfect!!!! Great job Pam!!!!Thanks for sharing.

Today is the last day for the Cricut Design Studio Sale (Cricut cartridge 1/2 off with purchase of CDS) & the Bazzill Bag Blowout Sale!!!!! (50 sheets for $15.99).

Happy Scrappin'


Friday, July 25, 2008


WOW-Come check out the new GLITZ from CHA JUly!!! The Glam & Hallow are in-the Basic has been delayed some. Come get your GLAM & HALLOW today-it won't last long.

I just love the GLAM, it compliments the Hot Mamma from January & the Hallow is great cool colors for Halloween BUT the reverse side is cool BOY papers!!!!

Happy Scrappin,

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Masterpiece Sketch Ideas

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Here is another layout using one of my favorite scrapbooking tools - Memory Mania Masterpieces!! This was a quick and easy layout! I used the sketch on pg. 86. I altered the first page to fit the orientation of my pictures. Sometimes it's nice to "Keep it Simple" so the pictures don't get lost in the layout. I think this sketch works well with that concept. It's "Just Enough." In masterpieces, your sure to find just the layout your looking for!! Pick up your copy today and get scrapin'!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Good morning ladies & hope you are having a CHEERY morning!!!!!!! Stepping off of the masterpiece soapbox for a little bit, I wanted to share a little project with you this morning. Bazzill, in my opinion is the GREATEST paper company EVER. The quality & the customer service is second to none in my book-just love all of those textures & Memory Mania carries EVERY SINGLE paper they make!!!!!!! Bazzill is featuring a project online for you to view & work along-I just found it so i'm not sure how long each project stays on there, so try to make some notes & try this project this week (Embellished Sticky Notes & Accordian Style book)!!!!!!! Click here->

In honor of the Bazzill online project, Memory Mania is again having a blowout Bazzill Sale - we have Bazzill Bags of 50 sheets of 12x12 cardstock for $15.99; pick yours up today-last time we did this-the bags were blown out within 2 hours. Pick yours up today-we are happy to ship to you if you like, just give us a call 225-744-2767!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, July 21, 2008

Masterpiece Monday

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is ready to scrapbook some of those memories already.
My layout this week is from Masterpiece sketches on pg. 26-27. Notice that I altered the placement of the title & subtitles to fit the titles.
Purchase the Cricut Design Studio Software and purchase any in-stock cricut cartridge at 50% off; not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Offer expires July 31st. MUST HAVE THIS COUPON;

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cardmaking: Another Spin on Sketches

Okay, so are you tired of hearing me talk about sketches yet? I hope not because I only get this excited when I find something that truly works and sketches WORK!

Not only have I used them for my scrapbooking, but I have also started to incorporate them into my cardmaking. Now I get more use from my Masterpiece sketchbook.

This card was created using the left side of the sketch from page 39. I followed the sketch pretty much as it was. And don't you just love the look from the Fiskars Threading Water border punch? What a great way to use up all of those brads that you have accumulated over the years.

So what are you waiting for? Run on over and get your copy of Masterpieces today. And while you're there, don't forget to check into the Masterpiece Theater classes offered this fall during MMU. Hope to see you there!

Masterpieces - A Great Gift

Isn't it exciting to meet someone from another place who shares your passion for scrapbooking? This past spring in Texas I met a "baseball mom" just beginning her first baseball scrapbook for her college freshmen. She asked me if I scrapbooked??!! Needless to say, we didn't watch much of the game, instead we talked about making a college life/baseball scrapbook. Since my son was a senior and I was working on his final baseball book, I had a few tips for her! My first tip was for her to get Masterpieces and since I was drinking from my Memory Mania mug, the website was readily available, so she wrote it down to check out the book and website. So when you meet a fellow scrapbooker outside of our locale, don't forget to recommend Masterpieces, or better yet get them a copy! They are sure to be grateful.

This is one of my favorite layouts scraplifted from page 59 of Masterpieces - sweet and simple - just the way I like it!

Friday, July 18, 2008


We would like to welcome the new scrappers below to our Memory Mania Family!!!! THanks to those friends that referred them: Patti Cameron, Cheri Bourgoies, Jean Ingram, Ann Honeycutt, Haley Dupre!!! The winner of the referrals is Jean Ingram-Jean you may claim your door prize at the store.

Welcome new scrappers:

Evelyn Adams
Ashton Akridge
Dana Alfred
Keely Andrews
Amy Arledge
Lela Arthur
Emily Billiot
Tammy Blanchard
Rachel Blanchard
Melanie Bleakley
Jeanne Boudreaux
Dena Breaux
Kathy Brown
Maxie Brown
Jackie Cambre
Elen Carpenter
Angela Casley
Ada Castellano
Teri Cober
Sandra Cooper
Penny D'Autremont
Vicki Debate
Melissa DeFee
Corrine Domen
Leah Douglas
Nancy Downing
Trish Dragna
Ellen Ducote
Julia Dupont
haley dupre
Brittany Espinoza
Beth Fernandez
Brandy Foret
Cheryl Foster
Aimee Gammill
Wanda Gawarecki
Janna Graff
Rena Gremillion
Kelly Groht
Holly Guess
Stephanie Hansen
Emily Harr
Maggie Harrell
Janell Harvy
Dana Herdt
Alisha hodge
Sherri Hortan
Kelli Hudnall
Trudy Hutton
Lee Jackson
Amber Kaiser
Lynn Keller
Nerrylee Lagg
celia landry
Debbie Laprairie
Judy Lasseigne
Angie Little
Jennifer Llowd
Chantel McFadden
Pam Melancon
Sara Melancon
Juston Millet
Amy Morales
Connie Morgan
Shawntel Murphy
Laura Mutz
Lisa Pedone
Ami Peyton-Kleiner
Kim Pierson
Lindsey Pitalo
Kathryn Poche
LiL Prairie Preschool
Alicia Rand
Sara Recile
Nicole Reid
Nancy Rice
Ashley Riche
Heather Riddell
Renee Roderik
Jenny Rogers
Lois Rote
Jennifer Schexnaydre
Christy Schmidt
Sara Short
Brenda Short
Julia Sigur
Carol Smith
Melissa Smith
Marynell Smith
Renee/Ashley Smith
tia snyder
Shannon Stout
Belinda Turner
Lillian Variani
Tammy Vincent
Jane Walker
Heather Watson
Ava Williams
Kathleen Wofford

More Masterpiece Sketch Ideas

Memory Mania Masterpieces - Sketch Ideas

Saturday July 19,2008

Wow! I can't say enough about Memory Mania Masterpieces! It is a must have tool. I was able to scrap my cruise vacation in one weekend!! Most of the layouts were created using sketches from Masterpieces. On this layout, I used the sketch on pg. 54. I used 4x6 photo's instead of cropping them to 3x3. I also had fun journaling around the edges of my circles for a different look. Don't be afraid to alter the sketches to fit your pictures / titles / embellishments, etc. This is the way to get more out of each sketch.


Good morning!!!!

MORE Sketches featured: This layout was created using sketch on page 63 in the MM Masterpiece Book; I reversed the pages because of the orientation of my title; Would love to feature YOUR pages using the sketches-just email to me & I'll load them on the blog!!!!

NEW AT MEMORY MANIA TODAY: If you already love the ribbon purses we've had, come in today to check out the SUPER HUGE ribbon purse-we actually found this by accident, but what a nice surprise.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Just What the Doctor Ordered

WOW-what a great scrappin' day yesterday-just what the doctor ordered-thank you ALLY!!!! I had pulled these photos out about 10 times & returned them to the protector 10 times; The problem was: I had too many photos, I couldn't think of the perfect title for this perfect day; I took out my handy, dandy MM Masterpieces Book & searched for sketches using 9 photos, but my title was using a postcard so it didn't work out just right so I flipped to the last couple of pages of sketches for a quick review of all sketches in the book & VOILA, the layout was completed in 30 minutes using the sketch on page 53. Note: I had more photos than embellishments so I was able to make the sketch work for me.

Black Magic Cardstock-have you heard about it? New in the store this week is "Black Magic" Don't be fooled by the black surface. With a little sanding, tearing or antiquing you can uncover the vivid core colors hidden beneath. Try it and you'll see why Magic is its name. Every sheet of acid/ligin free cardstock has a core color which "coredinates" with the surface color. PREMIUM, HEAVY WEIGHT, 80LB, CANVAS TEXTURED CARDSTOCK

Happy Scrappin' Tammy

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


WOW-CCL was awesome!!!! We had the most awesome group of ladies this time. I truly believe it was the best CCL ever. The sharing, generosity & comraderie among the ladies was heartwarming. KUDOS to all campers, what a wonderful group of ladies to spend the weekend with. Lots of friendships formed, catching up with old friends, LOTS OF LAUGHING and knock knock jokes!!!! WOW-i could write a book, it was GREAT!!!!! Thanks again to my wonderful MM Team that really outdid themselves, awesome setup, manning the store, checking in & helping the entire weekend run so smoothly!!!! YEAH MM TEam!!!

OK, the reason for my post this morning was, several people came up to me during CCL and said they only wished that someone had told them about the MM Masterpieces book years ago. They shared how many more layouts they are able to create in shorter amounts of time. Several still told me they have had the book for one year and still use it every time they crop. WOW-those comments go straight to my heart because that is exactly what my goal was in creating the book. I wanted you to have a TOOL, not just a book-something that would continually inspire you & help you share your memories in a short amount of time so you could go off & create more memories!!!!!! SO, here's what we'd like for you to do, share your Masterpiece book with your friends & neighbors AND when they come to Memory Mania to purchase the Masterpiece book, give us your name & for each book you have recommended, you will receive a $5 store credit-WOW, how easily could you get to $50, just sharing some good news!!!!! So join us in spreading the word about this awesome tool AND you get something back too!!!!! Don't forget to tell your friend you get a credit for their purchase so that they remember to let us know!!!!!!! Also, i'd love for you to share your comments in this post too, what do you like most about the Masterspieces book? Have a wonderful week-I'm off to my crop date with my favorite buddies today!!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Disney and Masterpieces Idea Book

Hey, Ladies! How many of you have tons of Disney photos waiting to be scrapbooked? ME!! (and sadly, mine are from our trip in 1999) If that is the case, take an easy way to get those layouts done.

I purchased the Sandylion paper line along with a few coordinating embellishments. I then took my Masterpiece sketch book and found a few layouts that would be good to use with a lot of photos. In the layout shown,(pg.16-17) I flipped the whole sketch bottom over top, to match the orientation of the photos I wanted to use.
This also gave me a place to hang a cool title that I cut with my Cricut machine and the George font that came with it. I backed the back of the letters with tacky tape and then filled the insides with glitter. If you like this technique, we will be doing something similar in my MMU class titled "Family Matters" this fall.
By using prepared sketches and keeping it simple with one paper line, I hope to be completing my album this weekend. And isn't it about time?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Have you Signed up for Masters Kit Club Yet?

Space is limited-there are 10 spots left!!!! Your membership is for a minimum of 6 months. It automatically renews until you email a cancellation to; The club has enjoyed great success, that most members have been members for many years. What a great way to OOPS-all of your matching cardstock (background papers & mats), fresh new pattern papers, embellishments to match and the lettering for not one, but TWO layouts. And you will always have enough product left to scrap a 3rd layout!!!! Next time you are in Memory Mania, stop in & take a look at all of the goodies that come in this monthly kit-its AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW-Look at this precious layout "Bubble over with Fun" by Noelle Landry. We all have photos of our kids blowing bubbles, of what fun memories when your kids are 16 & 20!!!! This really makes me want to drag those photos out & create this layout. (sidenote: dragging them out won't be hard at all SINCE I"VE organized my photos recommended by Stacy Julian's book, Photo Freedom)-I cannot say enough about this book. I wish i could give each & every customer a copy of Masterpieces & Photo Freedom, i doubt they would need another book EVER and they would get sooooo much accomplished!!!!!!) OOps, stepping off my soapbox now, sorry!!! SOOOO, I love the bubbles behind the title of Noelle's layout and throughout the layout especially using the text paper!!! Love this sketch, stripes & the AWESOME ribbons!!!!! Great job Noelle, thanks for sharing.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

I sure hope your 4th of July weekend was a great one. WOW, gotta love those 3 day weekends!!!!! And if that's not exciting enough, i know 175 ladies that are looking forward to this coming weekend-CCL!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be so much fun, can't wait to visit & see the awesome pages that will be created this weekend!!!!

I will share 2 things today since I'm in such a great mood-another great Masters Kit Club layout AND 30% off all blackboard in stock today until 7/12/08 (Cosmo Cricket or Maya Road-including those precious little chipboard albums) Remember-please print this email for your coupon.

KUDOS to Pam Boudreaux, this is layout 2 of 2 (see post from last week for layout 1). Pam captured her daughter's California vacation using the Sonburn papers. I love how she chose the stamps (alpha & swirls) that compliment these papers perfectly!!!!! Great job & awesome pictures!!!!!

Friday, July 04, 2008

HAPPY 4th of July!!!!

Happy Independence Day!!!!! Enjoy this day with a family/friends, what will you do today?? BBQ, Swim, or how many of you still celebrate with hotdogs, apple pie & fireworks??? I don't know why, but for me 4th of July means we have to have a strawberry dessert so I'm letting my strawberry mixture cool while I post, yummy, can't wait to dig in to this Strawberry Trifle, OK, i guess we have to eat BBQ first. he he

Have you been to the gallery yet to check out the awesome masters kit club layouts!!!!! Here is one to get your scrappin' weekend going; We'll start with our newest design team member, Traci Furlow-The Queen of Bling. Check out Traci's layout, Beach Bums, Traci used the Sonburn paper to highlight her beautiful girls at the beach. Traci handcut the swirls from the paper and added some bling; I love the way she edged the circle with Bums with the Doodlebug ribbon. I also like those Bazzill Brackets highlighting her title. Great job Traci!!!!! Be sure to flag these girls down at CCL, they will have some of their past layouts in an album for your review!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Lovin' the Beach

We had a wonderful relaxing vacation with our 2 favorite families (Brauds & Templets) on the beaches of Destin. Don't you just love the beach???? Its so hard to come back home, but I've been sulking for 2 days now (he he) so OK, its time to get back to work and oh yes, get ready for that awesome cropping weekend you are all looking forward to!!!!! CCL Goin' Hollywood!!!! Come prepared to have a great time, meet some great friends, laugh & chat with your friends and have a scrappin' good time!!!!

Speaking of beach, check out the June masters kit club for some awesome beach/vacation ideas. Have you checked out Memory Mania Masters Kit Club lately??? What an awesome way to OOPS for CCL-collect your kits (which includes 2 different lines of pattern papers, matching Bazzill cardstock, lettering & embellishments-all in one bag) including a $10 savings, its a $35 value for $24.99!!!!! And if that is not ENOUGH, you also get to scraplift ideas from our awesome Masters Design Team using the same products that come in your kit. Welcome to our newest design team member, Traci Furlow & so long & thank you to Maureen Gorman. We will certainly miss Maureen's awesome talent & welcome Traci to the team-this girl loves bling-so check out the latest layouts. Click to get ideas with the June kit.
Also Michelle Sanders shares her ideas too on our Masters Kit Club Blog:

KUDOS to the Masters Design Team: Pam Boudreaux, Traci Furlow, Sandi Gautreau, Jansen Hebert, Noelle Landry & Jody Sorey. We'd love to hear your comments & feedback on the kits & their designs!!!!

Don't forget there is a special page contest for masters kit club members to create layouts with their kits at CCL!!!