Friday, October 31, 2008

Memory Mania Classes

Hey Scrappers,

WOW-can you believe its already November??? Just a couple reminders that classes are wrapping up for this year. There are a couple openings for the Boys Rule Class (Tuesday Nov 4th)- registration closes Saturday afternoon.

Make it a Double (Tuesday, Nov 18th) has a couple of openings & registration closes on Nov 15th.

LAST project class, Calendar of Memories (pictured previous blog entries) Saturday, Nov 15th 10am-noon) registration closes on this class this weekend.

Hope to see you at these last few classes, call 744-2767.

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, October 30, 2008


WOW-I knew when Christy showed me the layouts for the GIRLS ROCK class that this class would be a hit!!!!! KUDOS Christy!!!!! I’m so proud of you!!!!!!!!! Here are my fav comments from students:
  • Loved both of Christy’s layouts; loved learning different ways to use the swirl punch;
  • Very simple layouts & super cute!!! I will definitely use & enjoy!! Thanks for all of your hard work-I so appreciate it.
  • I loved using my template for stitching.
  • Girly Girl was my FAV layout!
  • Loved using the fiber/ironing technique;
  • Great class, great teacher & awesome layouts!!
  • LOVED these Fibers (stay tuned-there will be more of these fibers at MM soon)
  • Christy – YOU rocked it OUT of the park!!! Great layouts!!! Thanks so much
  • LOVED this class, thanks for making it so easy!!! Loved the shoe technique & layouts are PERFECT!!!
  • Loved the fiber!!!!
  • These layouts are FABULOUS!!! Christy outdid herself with the xyron’d pieces. She shared soooo much with us. We had a lot of time and the environment was calm & relaxing. Thanks
  • LOVED THIS CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the shoe & fibers!!!!
I agree with one of the students-YOU ROCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The fibers & ironing technique is very cool-Memory Mania will have these fibers in house in a couple of weeks, be sure to ask about them next time you're in the store.

FYI-Christy is also teaching the cool stamp/fiber technique in Skip & Scrap-call Today 225-744-2767 & come see what all the fuss is about;
SKIP & SCRAP registration closes on Saturday so that orders can be made!!!!

Hint: Check the Morning Advocate today (Ascension section).

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Photo Freedom

Give yourself permission to scrapbook ONLY the photos that inspire you & tell the stories that you want to tell. There's no way that most of us will ever have the time to scrapbook every photo of our child before we have grandchildren (ha ha), I know some of you have done this & KUDOS to you but for those of us that started scrappin' after our children were born, that is impossible. So Let yourself off the hook. You should enjoy scrapbooking, don't make it a "To-do" list-i think we all have plenty on that list already.

I had a wonderful time scrappin' with my buddies this weekend!!!!!! WOW-nothing like a little girl & scrappin', Laughing, Chatting, time. I hope you can carve out some time for yourself to scrapbook this week or weekend & make a point to only do what you are inspired to do. It will add so much joy to your life!!!

Happy Scrappin'


Monday, October 27, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday-isn't it beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! I'm scrappin' so this will be a short post.
CHALLENGE: Use 3 items from your clip it up stash on a layout for this week (wow-this is such an awesome feeling to shop from your own things).

WOW-just used the Tread Water Border punch again-its just wonderful. I just love that you can make ANY paper you have a scalloped paper. Its awesome!!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Deneen - The SHIMMER & SHINE Queen

WOW-It was great to see everyone working tirelessly on these awesome layouts with Deneen. I think this Christmas layout outshines last year if you can imagine that. And the Halloween layout was very cool!!! KUDOS to Deneen. Here are the awesome compliments shared with me:
  • I love anything that Deneen creates; Deneen always brings more to class than you can imagine and loaded with lots of info.
  • loved the beading & Halloween layout
  • Great Class-as USUAL!!
  • I love Deneen's layouts, i sure hope she doesn't EVER run out of new ideas!!
  • Great class, beautiful layouts-very unique, not something i would create on my own. Loved the mesh.
  • Super Job!
  • Awesome class.
  • Loved the shaker title
KUDOS again Deneen, what a great class!!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

Happy Scrappin',

I'm so PUMPED UP & READY TO SCRAP, we're sneaking away for 3 days of cropping!!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Have you seen this AWESOME projects for Skip & Scrap

These are some of the projects to be created with Christy at Skip & Scrap.
Have you signed up yet???
Call 744-2767 (CROP) to register for SKIP & SCRAP, 2008:

Registration closes in 8 days!!!!!
November 7th 9am-noon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hey Scrappers,
Have you noticed all of the COOL products from Fiskars lately, they had a HUGE rollout at the summer CHA and its trickling in every month. The biggest excitement this month has been the Fiskars Halloween lines which are selling quickly (note: Fiskars includes Lil Davis, Heidi Grace & Cloud 9). To celebrate Halloween, the blog special is 25% off any Fiskars product through October 31st (with this coupon only).

For added inspiration, check out Fiskars TV for awesome project ideas

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nikki ROCKS again!!!

WOW, you might remember all of the hype after Nikki's recipe class, well, this class was no different, there was a 7Gypsies Card Carousel Frenzy after this class on Saturday. Everyone was fighting (in fun, of course) for more carousels & slip covers & inserts to create MORE Card Carousels & the new Photo Carousel for family & friends. KUDOS to Nikki for sharing this wonderful idea & inspiring so many wonderful gifts. Here are the comments I received:

  • Great class & great teacher!!
  • I loved everything in this class-it was awesome!!
  • Wow-all of the cut pieces from the cricut were awesome-lots of work-thank you Nikki!
  • Loved the stamping ideas
  • Nikki went OVER THE TOP with this class, I loved every single minute of it!!!! Thank you!!
KUDOS NIkki!!!! You WOW'd them again!!

Note: If you love project classes-we have 2 left this year. Skip & Scrap Day of gift projects AND the Calendar Class.

Don't forget to stop in & check out just a few of the projects Christy has designed for Skip & Scrap-they are really cool!!!

Remember to register early for both of these classes so that we can get the supplied ordered for you!! Registration closes November 1st for orders to be made.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Maniac Challenge

Merry Monday to Everyone,

WOW, another beautiful day!!!! I'm so excited & planning for a scrap getaway with my best buddies, trying really hard NOT to think that last year when we did this & the day I returned was the end of my back-planning on lots of stretches throughout the getaway, ha ha-its tough getting old. Anyway, got my scrappin' to - do list going & trying to OOPS and made me thing of a great challenge for the week:

SCRAP Something Stylish about the eights (??2008). I'm not real sure what to call 2008 -we used to be able to say "eighties" or "nineties"-what is this period called?? Take photos of you or your kids' style (or Christy would say her dog's) and choose the most stylish pattern paper & scrap that this week. I know that all too often we forget to take photos of the everyday moments and believe me those end up being really special memories later, so take that picture while you can.

P.S. Have you ever created a scrap to-do list OR am I the only LIST NUT?? Talk about get you motivated to scrap, my list includes: Album, Layouts Needed, products needed, Photos printed. Sometimes you're just not sure where to start, so keeping this list helps you prioritize & get scrappin'.

Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Queen Darlene Cricut

WOW-once again Darlene was crowed QUEEN of the cricut. KUDOS to Darlene for sharing her hours & hours of research & experience with the Cricut Design Studio with us. As many of you know the manual that comes with CDS doesn't really offer any help, so lucky for us, Darlene was willing to share everything she learned about CDS with us. If you weren't able to catch this class, Darlene is doing one last CRICUT DESIGN STUDIO class at CCL in January. Here are a few comments I received:

  • Loved learning how to make the letters merge, incredibly useful class; loved Darlene’s tips
  • I definitely feel like I got more than I paid for with this class;
  • Liked learning the extra tips on cricut (little things I didn’t know already)
  • Loved that both layouts for class are easy to adapt & make personal
  • Loved the invitation tips; Great class!!
  • Darlene has great tips & techniques for the Cricut
  • Darlene is an excellent teacher. Her directions, both oral & written are easy to understand.
  • Darlene’s layouts highlight the techniques taught and are easy to complete without a high level of stress!!!!
  • Great, I'm no longer SCARED to play with CDS. Loved the welding and all other features.
  • Thank you!! It was awesome being able to try it as I went along (on my laptop loaded with cds)
Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!!!! Catch Darlene's last CDS class at CCL in January.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Skip & Scrap, November 7, 2008
9am - noon
FUN day of Christmas projects

Friday, October 17, 2008

ALMOST LAST CLASS - Calendar of Memories

Hey Scrappers,

I wanted to show you a peek at the Calendar of Memories class (there is an additional fee for the calendar and supplies to complete the remaining 6 months if not finished in class time); The calendar is displayed in the store until Monday morning, BUT my mother in law is anxious to get her's back. This is a wonderful gift for Christmas & you can pass around to get everyone to sign their birthdays. OR you can keep for yourself which i wish i had done!!!! I also made color copies after completed & purchased 2 more calendars to give to my Mom & Dad. I hope you can join me for this really fun project. You'll be amazed how much we can complete in class.

Calendar of Memories Class, Saturday, November 15th 10am-noon. Call today to register 744-2767, registration closes on November 1st so that calendars can be ordered.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Don't you just love the Fast & Easy Scrappin' with Memory Mania Kit Clubs?

Let Memory Mania do all the shopping for the supplies, coming up with the page idea (and you are welcome to alter to fit your style). Christy does an incredible job with all of the kit club layouts-don't you agree? KUDOS to Christy for her endless supply of ideas to keep our scrapbooks up to date. Memory Mania Kit Clubs have been a huge help to many scrappers to cannot find the time to create (personal shopping/OOPS'ing at its best). We are in the process of making orders for the 2009 kit club year. Don't forget to complete your registration & mail or bring it in. We have several new kit clubs for 2009.

Masters Kit Club (a selection of 2 coordinating awesome product lines - NOT a page kit- layouts created by our awesome, talented Masters Team, displayed in the store & in the Memory Mania online Gallery using the exact same products-over $30 value for $24.99 Masters kit club automatically renews & will continue until your cancellation. What a great way to oops for your next crop-print the photo of the layouts you want to scraplift - add to masters kit bag & VOILA-everything you need to complete 2 layouts are ready to go when you find the time. Of course, you are welcome to create any design you like with these products-masters team layouts are their to be scraplifted as is or just as motivation for your own designs.

The following kit clubs are page kits monthly:
Disney kit club runs from June, 2008 - May 2009

The following kit clubs will begin January of 2009 (no one is automatically renewed, so please remember to bring or mail in your registration for any listed below).
Baby Kit Club (please note if you want boy OR girl-we forgot to include this on registration)

Season Kit Club - includes a monthly layout for each theme for the month (New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day or Spring, Father's Day or Summer, Vacation, Summer or School of Life, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

School Kit Club - includes a cover page & First Grade through Graduation (what a wonderful 2009 Christmas Gift to your child to highlight his school years. Or if your child is still in school, what a great way to get these pages done & just add photos as they reach the grade. You can highlight this one layout per grade or you can just add in your other layouts of field trips, awards, etc. Make your School album as little or as much as you wish.

We are so pleased with your feedback on all of our kit clubs. We really love that this is a great way for you to keep up with your memories on a monthly basis. I know its just the motivation I need each month to remember to snap those pictures before the time passes so quickly.

Because of the massive orders placed in advance for members only, your page kit clubs (Disney, Season, Baby & School Kit Clubs) registration cannot be cancelled after registration. The page kit clubs are a 12 month commitment. The kits are $15.99 and only available to members - included are all products to complete the monthly layout, directions & photo. What a fast & easy way to guarantee a layout a month of your precious memories. Or just think, you can complete a Baby & School Album in 1 year with just 1-2 hours each month. Don't delay, come by today.

P.S. Have you seen the awesome photo corner punches that add so much dimension to your pages with just a little punch of some patter paper to highlight your photos.

Would love to get your feedback on the current kit clubs you are in!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Noelle LANDRY is all the Rage!!!!

KUDOS to Noelle, Saturday's stamping class was the first of many more of Noelle's technique classes. So regarding the post of last week that punches are overtaking stamps-i might have to rethink that . . . Noelle's students were raving about stamps, stamps, stamps & screaming for more classes with Noelle. Here are some of the comments I've received:

  • I loved both layouts; loved learning to emboss; LOVED the class-will use Noelle's tips!!
  • I Loved the birthday layout; loved the masking; NOELLE ROCKED!!!
  • Loved the border embossing & alphabet stamps on white; thanks-good job Noelle
  • Loved the embossing;
  • Great tips/great teacher
  • This was a fantastic class, I really enjoyed it!!!!- MORE MORE MORE
  • Loved the treasured memories layout; thank you so much!!!
  • The class was AWESOME, I learned a whole lot & I already thought i knew alot about stamps. Noelle gave out lots of information which was very useful & interesting!!!
  • Great information, could take another full class with the information given.
So watch for more classes with Noelle next semester. Students have started a wish list for classes next semester featuring masking & more embossing. I'm so proud of Noelle. As you know Noelle has been a member of the Masters Team and we have enjoyed her designs with the masters kits for several years. KUDOS again for a great job & thanks so much to the students for the awesome feedback. Feedback is so important to us, all of the teachers work so hard for several months creating the layouts, preparing for class & of course actually teaching the class, so its nice to hear that it was all worth it.

Happy Scrappin',

P.S. UPS delivered New Disney & High School Musical yesterday, come check it out!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Kits, Kits & More Kits

WOW-I can't wait for you to see the awesome kits that Memory Mania has on the Kit Wall right now, I love all of them, I think this is the best kits we've had. The girls have been super busy and I love that their are a large range of styles. Come check them out:

Family Reunion
Putt Putt Golf
All Star Baseball
T is for Tailgating (LSU)
Mardi Gras
Grand Canyon
Family Tree
Good Times
The Good Stuff
Cookie Monster
Sesame Street
A Boy & his Tractor
Cooking in the Kitchen
Recipe for Fun
Life’s a Zoo
Under Construction
Celebrate the Season
Celebrate New Years
Artist at Work

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, October 13, 2008


I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful weekend. We had a wonderful weekend, sorta bittersweet, watching my BABY turn 17, yes SEVENTEEN. Oh my, can't even tell you how fast life is going. I remember so clearly the day little Jus was born and my goodness, it seems like only yesterday. He has brought so much love & joy to my life!! Jus is truly one of life's little hidden treasures. I thank God every single day for my precious boys!!!! They are living proof, never give up, God will bless you. Oh goodness, I didn't mean to get into all of this, must be all of these emotions of the weekend catching up with me.

OK, for the Monday Mania Challenge, Create a layout of your blessings using the loose stamps in baskets at MM. What a great buy, these are all priced at $5 or less. Thanks Danielle for the inspiration, her layout of this weekend using those stamps reminded me how awesome these little stamps are.

Have a wonderful week,
Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Quick Layout from Tuesday's Sketch Class

This is just a quick layout done using the first sketch on the class handout. I turned both pages clockwise one turn. Using just a few of the loose foam stamps, one transparency cut into two parts, and a handful of paper flowers, this layout came together in about 15 minutes. (And yes ladies, there is a tilted photo on this page. It just needed a little "attitude.")

Friday, October 10, 2008

Danielle WOWS MMU Students

KUDOS to Danielle in her class this week. Her admiring fans have been writing in to say how awesome this class was (Masterpiece Theatre: Family Matters). Here are a few of the comments I've received-so don't miss out on classes with Danielle next semester:

  • This class was incredibly useful
  • Loved the paper rolling/embossing glue tips; I LOVED IT!! This could have been a 3 hr technique class. Danielle is loaded with TIPS!!!
  • Loved the water pen
  • Loved layout with embossing & one with brads; great great great great, very good teacher
  • Both layouts are wonderful; loved wetting & rolling paper & beads; Tammy, please get Danielle to teach more classes. She is very organized & very good
  • Loved the rolling technique

I can just hear the excitement through these comments. Thank you scrappers for letting us know how much you enjoyed class.

Have I mentioned lately just HOW LUCKY WE ARE to be surrounded with the most awesome teachers in the country???? I've been to many conventions & classes across the country & I'm telling you these girls are the CREAM OF THE CROP. KUDOS to Allison, Amy, Becky, Brooke, Christy, Danielle, Darlene, Deneen, Jade, Jill, Nikki & Noelle.

Thank you girls for sharing your awesome creativity & scrapbook passion with all of us!!!!!

P.S. For all of you Natalie fans- Natalie was in town this week and I had a wonderful lunch & visit with her. She is doing well. She is attending The Art Institute of California while working at a J Crew Department Store designing window advertising & clothing displays. She is quite happy to be back on the creative end of the world.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


I know this is music to Becky's ears. She's always been the MM Punch Queen, since way back in 1999 at our Tanger Mall location, she was peeking through he gates (visiting from Alabama) as we were unloading boxes to open in a few weeks and Becky was begging to take a peek-especially interested in punches. From that moment on, she's been the most loyal punch queen!!!!! Her mom would make frequent visits to MM to buy the most recent punches & ship to Becky. Luckily for us, Becky moved to Prairieville not long afterward and the rest is history.

Anyway, punches are all the rage right now, i think they may be passing up stamps at the moment. The awesome new corner punches, double sided corner rounders, border punches, circle border punches, and the list goes on & on-now there are even 3" circle & square punches.

BLOG STALKER COUPON: Fiskars Circle Border punches are 50% with this coupon through October 15, 2008.

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


WOW, we have 51 new scrappers to join our family at Memory Mania this month. We've been getting some great feedback on listing our newest family members. Many of you are saying, we're in carpool together & I didn't know Sally scrapbooked, or Jenny is a high school friend of mine, we'll have to make a date to crop at MM on free cropping day, etc. Something about us scrappers, we love to "talk scrapbook", so see below if you you recognize any of our new scrappers and make a date soon to scrapbook at MM on a free cropping day. We'd love for all of you to join us. If you are a new member listed below or if you referred a new member below, please print this blog entry and bring into the store for 25% off your total purchase (expires 10/31/08-not valid with any other sale or promotions). THANK YOU for joining Memory Mania & for spreading the FUN of scrapbooking.

Lynnette Beecher
Jewel Benning
Heidi Bowman
Ginger Bracken
Patricia Braud
Erin Brickey
Lori Broussard
Jamie Chabert
Ashley Colgin
Christie Crooks
Gabrielle Dugas
Laurie Dugas
Robyn Duncan
Calli Dunn
Emily Gardiner
Brooke Gorham
Linda Guillot
Kristin Hatchett
Juanita Jones
Jacklyn Kason
Emily Kelly
Roy Krysta
Tracy Laird
Danette Legendre
Pam Louque
Laurann Marino
Brittany Messina
Lacey Michaels
Kelly Obrien
Brittany Oneal
Courtney Pickle
Downy Pitre
Nancy Quirk
Barbara Reeves
Michelle Rivere
Kristy Robillard
Michelle Roussel
Kylie Sanchez
Alycia Savoy
Dana Scott
Brenda Smith-Allen
Candy Spillers
Amy Tabor
Christine Taylor
Alicia Taylor
Dawn Thorla
Maria Thron
Elise Tullier
Terri White

Happy Scrappin'

P.S. Have you heard about Skip & Scrap, Christy has the perfect prescription for your "Holiday Blues" . You probably won't be feeling up to going to work on Friday, Nov 7th especially after you see the fun gift projects that Christy will be teaching & Skip & Scrap. Plan a little R & R for yourself and join Christy as you create a mini brag book, gift card holder, Christmas card, money card, Memory Candle with charger, Mailbox, magnetic message board, and who knows what else, every day she comes up with a new idea. AND you get a homecooked meal by me, Chicken Chili, of course, its gotta include chicken since you're feeling under the weather that day (wink, wink). Oh, and if you can only get away for an hour or so, you'll miss the fun projects (or you can take them home to complete), but everything in the store is 20% that day.
COUNTDOWN TO SKIP & SCRAP . . . 30 days & counting.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Hey Scrappers,
Your 40% newsletter coupon dated October 3rd will be honored through closing on Wednesday, October 8th. Remember you must have the newsletter coupon. WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!!!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Maniac Monday

Hey Scrappers,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!!!!! I know many of you enjoyed your 40% off coupon in the newsletter on Friday. Several people have emailed me that they did not received their coupon by Friday, we will gladly honor the NEWSLETTER COUPON for 40% off one item through Wednesday of this week, October 8th. Coupons are limited one per person so you must have your newsletter coupon. Happy Shopping.

MANIAC CHALLENGE: Scrapbook a fall, 2007 layout using the new "Little Yellow Bicycle Halloween line". Don't forget to load your layout in the gallery & email me so i can enter you into the drawing. KUDOS to everyone that participated in the challenge last week!!!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

My Challenge Album

So, earlier this week, Tammy posted a challenge to use a Heidi Grace line and some older photos. I thought maybe you could use a little inspiration, so here is some of my mini album using the new Heidi Grace Halloween collection, and some photos dating back all the way to 1994. This paper was so fun to work with because it actually has some sheets that are glittered, foiled, and flocked. Hurry in and get yours soon because people are sure to be "Goblin" this collection up. Sorry, couldn't resist. LOL!!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

COUNTDOWN to 40% off coupon - 2 HOURS

WOW, 2 hours to go, newsletters began arriving in mailboxes yesterday, if you didn't get yours today, check your mailbox today for this very special coupon.

Don't you just love October??? WOW, I just love this weather-I have that FALL FEVER!!!!!! Just makes you want to skip work/school and play - do anything outside. Wish i could talk my boys into going to the pumpkin patch, isn't there one in Denham Springs area that does some fun stuff?

Its that time again . . . For me to remind you to UPLOAD, UPLOAD, UPLOAD those photos from your camera/memory cards, PURGE and PRINT, PRINT, PRINT!!!! Print those photos, you can't scrapbook them if they're in your camera or computer , print your pictures today & share those wonderful memories. Another great tip from CK October, 2008 is to pre-journal & put with your pictures (try to jot down some facts & memories & put with those pictures-our memories are failing faster these days, ha ha). See previous post on OOPS-little pre-planning steps today make this hobby easier & more enjoyable.

You know its about to enter the holiday season where you won't have much quiet time, so take 30 minutes today to print those pictures, then treat yourself!!!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008


WOW, have you seen this adorable project by Nikki Rispone? Of course you can use this carousel for many other purposes showing off pictures on your coffee table or desk, etc. But how clever, a birthday tracker. Nikki will assist you during class to decorate a card for each month on your carousel. Then when you take it home you can add tabs on each card behind the birthday month for all of your special people with a photo-you're sure not to forget anyone's birthday with this reminder. I bet it will be the conversation piece of every visit to your desk or living room. KUDOS to Nikki.

Class is Saturday, October 18 10am-noon $20**there is an additional charge for the carousel on class day.

If you've attended any of Nikki's classes, you know what fun they are, don't miss out, call the store today 744-CROP to register today.


24 hours

(newsletters should be in your mailboxes today, so its the day you rush to he mailbox, get your newsletter & plan your visit for tomorrow). Its a really special coupon so the early bird gets the worm.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


With the awesome weather, it felt like October last week, but its here, wow-where has this year gone???? Check out this precious little project - Countdown to Halloween- we have 4 new Halloween lines that you could use to create a cute little project like this to help your little one get ready for "Scaring up some Fun" on Oct. 31st.

Our new Halloween lines are:

Lil' Davis, Heidi Grace, Cloud 9 & Flair.

COUNTDOWN TO 40% off one item coupon sale-must have coupon from newsletter-watch your mailbox:
48 hours and counting!!!!!!!