Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful for You

You know the old joke --- "stressed" is "desserts" spelled backwards. Maybe that's why, during the holidays, there are so many plates of goodies around; we need the fudge and cookies to keep our stress levels manageable. Because, as everyone knows, the holidays are full of stress. And doesn't all the stress come down to one simple thing? We want to find the perfect gifts for the important people in our lives. We're searching for the way to make a pair of slippers say "I love you" or a candle to communicate how much we value a relationship. Really, though, there is an easier route than frantically rushing through crowded malls. Find your old slippers, make a cup of hot chocolate, and curl up with Amy Sorensen's class.

All joking aside, enjoy your desserts, ward off the stress, have a wonderful, Happy day with your families. I hope you find the perfect picture opportunities to remember these special memories. Don't forget, most importantly to share with those special people in your life what you are thankful for!!! I'm very thankful for my healthy family, the closeness of my friends, the family spirit of my team at MM and for the wonderful friendship of my community of friends at MM.

Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

American Crafts - WOW!&!%%@%@

You just gotta see this awesome new line from American Craft for the Teen and the Teen-at-Heart. This awesome line features cell phones, texting, mp3 players, headphones, make up, clothes & all the other accessories of teen life, this fun, funky new line is bound to be in your basket if you see it. Capture your kids' memories of Jr. High & High School, or showcase our dorky pictures from the 70s & 80s (we've all got them, don't we?)

Includes 30 papers, gorgeous glitter thickers, thickers accents, epoxy, stickers, ribbon, etc.

DON'T FORGET OUR AWESOME 10th ANNUAL GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE FRIDAY November 28 ONLY-20% off. Please note gift certificates purchased on sale may only be used on regular priced products only. Not valid with classes, crops, or discounted items.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ECOUPON & Bazzill Project Idea

Good morning Scrappers!!!!

We have a special treat for your ECOUPON TUESDAY, the featured item on sale 30% off is featured on the Bazzill TV video . See video: -select Christmas Clipboard Chipboard. Another cute idea is the ornament at .

ECOUPON (with this coupon) all mini board books, including (Bazzill, Maya Road, Cosmo Cricket, Creative Cafe, Adornit) 30% off through December 2, 2008 (not valid with any other coupons/specials).

Happy Scrappin'


Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday Maniac Challenge

Good morning everyone!!!! I know everyone will be cooking & getting ready for Thanksgiving celebrations this week. Try out the hints from last week about scrapping 10 minutes at a time for the challenge this week. Challenge is: Incorporate a chipboard embellishment as your title.

Don't forget to check back on Tuesdays for the Ecoupon.
Reminder: Today begins VIP registration for MMU students.

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Season Kit Club

Hey Scrappers,
Wouldn't you love a little motivation each month to complete a layout per month, no matter how crazy life gets? Well, Christy can do that for you. Register for the Season kit club and receive a kit with picture, directions and all products needed to create a monthly layout, put your photos & journaling & voila, you're caught up for the month. The other thing Ilove about kits is that it relaxes me & gets my creative juices flowing so I can create a few layouts of my own. Ever notice after just a few minutes of scrapping, your shoulders drop from your ears and your humming along, its so relaxing. Don't cha just love it???

Here's a peek at the Season Kit Club - January, registration closes December 31 so that we can place orders & get prepping. Sign up today.

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Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, November 19, 2008



The birth of a child is one of the most exciting and important events in someone's life. Cherish the anticipated arrival of your bundle of job and all that happened in his/her's first year OR its never to late to scrapbook your older child's first year. Its easy as 1, 2, 3 with Memory Mania Monthly Kit Club. JOIN TODAY. Registration closes Dec. 31st.

Kits are distributed around the 3rd week of each month and will highlight all of those special firsts:
Expecting You
Labor of Love
Home from Hospital
It’s a boy/girl
Baby's Family or Fan Club
First bath
first baby food
first haircut
first xmas

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ECOUPON & Challenge Entry ALREADY

Hey Scrappers,

35% off Grab & Go Shoulder Bag with this coupon - expires 11/25/08
This awesome tote is chocolate ultra suede with multi dot inside (which is so cute, i'd have to walk around with flap up for everyone to see the cute dots. Matches many other organizers with the multi dot. It features a padded zipper pocket that doubles as a dividing wall and is removable. And additional snap shut compartment offers 2 small pockets & credit card holders.

Also check our gallery today for some cool blog challenge creations using the Blog Challenge this week. In Tania's layout, Nawlins, she recreated the fleur de lis from the fence into her layout design-cool-you know we all love fleur de lis . Check the gallery for additional layouts uploaded yesterday.

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Maniac Challenge

Happy Monday to Everyone,
Let's get some scrappin' done today. Have you tried the idea of scrappin' on the fly?? You don't need several hours to scrap. Do it in stages: get your photos out (without knowing it, you'll be thinking of your photos & next time you have a few moments you'll have an idea for pulling papers & embellishments to use. Next time you have a few moments, find a sketch or layout idea or arrange your photos & papers etc to create your own design; next time, glue down & journal. THen set another set of photos out & repeat. I sometimes get more done with this method than scrappin' all night.

OK, for the challenge: Recreate something from your photos, as you can see, I recreated the Subway sign with some chipboard & Bazzill washers. Don't forget to email me your entries OR load them into our gallery. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fun with Cricut Vinyl

Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
  Even though I didn't get to make the trip to this year's Skip and Scrap, I still always have that mid- November itch to make some homemade scrapbook projects. I wanted to share two with you that I recently completed using my Cricut machine and the ProvoCraft Vinyl. The calendar was just a plain whiteboard I purchased. I used the Mini Monogram cartridge for the days of the week and free handed the grid pattern. The wall project was created using white vinyl and the Home Accents cartridge. It was so easy, and Becky obviously loved the new and improved green scrapbook room! So this weekend, head over to MM for all things Cricut and get started on those Christmas projects!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

LAST CALL for CCL pre-orders

Hey Scrappers,
WOW, can you believe its November?????? CCL will be here before you know it. We have about 15 make/take kits left, if anyone would like to order their make take kit, please call, come by the store or purchase online. Please note-we will not have any extras at CCL.

Don't forget the FUN Mardi Gras tshirts or sweatshirts. We have customers not attending CCL dying to buy these Mardi Gras shirts, pre-order yours today.

OK, if you only get 1 CCL treat for yourself-it MUST be the pants-these PJ pants are SOOOOO comfortable & they're flannel - you know the temperature in those cropping rooms & these are so comfy to wear the whole weekend-you don't have to wait until PJ night. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pants, i have several pair in each color & wear them anytime I can.

ALSO, we still have some sleeping rooms left, so if you would like to change from crop only to staying at the Holiday Inn Select, you may do so just paying the difference-remember its cheaper & you get breakfast only through the MM group rather than calling directly.

Also, there is availability in ALL classes, these will open up to the public soon, so if you would like to take a class, schedule it soon.

Everything above can be purchased in store or online (we won't have any extras at CCL so these are pre-orders only). If you wish to change from crop only to occupancy stays-that is best handled over the phone (225-744-2767) or in person at the store.

LAST CALL for any of these fun add-ons for CCL. We hope to see you soon!!!

There is an awesome assortment of Memory Mania kits too, now is a great time to stash a few away for CCL.

If anyone has any questions on CCL, please don't hesitate to email me

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

Have you taken advantage of any of the Memory Mania Kit Clubs yet? Our goal is to help everyone find time to scrapbook each month. The kit clubs are perfect for just that, the kits come with instructions, picture of the layout & all materials needed to complete 1 double page spread. We encourage members to complete each month with photos & journaling before the next kit is ready 4 weeks later. Isn't that a great plan. We know LIFE IS CRAZY and sometimes you can only find a few moments to scrapbook, so the products all pulled & layout idea ready to go, helps you squeeze in those photos & journaling in just a few minutes.

Pictured is the first School Kit Club layout, each month will highlight the next grade. how awesome would it be to have your child's school album created BEFORE they graduate, just waiting for his/her to pass to the next grade. Of course you can use just the layouts or you can supplement with field trips, etc. Some people are creating these layouts for a child that has already graduated, what an awesome gift to remember these times.

Other kit clubs registering now are: Baby (baby firsts) and Season (each theme season coincides with that month).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ECOUPON & Bazzill Annoucement

OK, this has been so much fun, thanks for all of the awesome guesses . . . There are 28,370 sheets of Bazzill in Memory Mania-WOW*(%$$)())*&. Can you believe it. Email me if you're the highest bidder & we'll make plans to get you your prize. Stay tuned to the blog-we'll have another guessing game soon.

ECOUPON for the week of November 11-17; Any Magazine or Idea Book by Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbooks Etc (Better Homes & Gardens) - 50% WITH THIS ECOUPON through 11/17/08.

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, November 10, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

Just loving all of these guesses, can't wait to share the REAL number HOW MANY SHEETS OF BAZZILL AT MEMORY MANIA!!!!! It's not too late, answer will be posted tomorrow!!! who will be the lucky winner????

Please, share your challenge pages with me. You can upload them in the gallery-please remember you have to register & wait for approval-user name must be your full name-we have to be strict on this because if we just allow anything-not so nice pictures were added to our gallery. also, if you can't upload-email me & I'll upload.

CHALLENGE: use any die cut page for a quick scrapbook page. There are some with scrolls & Ki has some others that are smaller die cuts with words or shapes. I also used that new scroll punch to compliment the shape of my die cut paper-this was lots of fun & took about 30 minutes. So, I know you can squeeze 30 minutes in this week, take the challenge!!!!! At the end of the month, all challenge participants are entered into a drawing for a REALLY COOL PRIZE!!!!

Happy Scrappin',

Friday, November 07, 2008


Its finally here, Skip & Scrap, KUDOS to Christy for some awesome projects, this will be a short post as I'll be cooking lunch for those poor sick students (ha ha).

We feel so sorry for all of you that can't come to skip & scrap that we're having a store wide sale (all regular price products)-20% off everything in the store TODAY only, Nov 7th.

If you stopped in this week, you may have seen our hair standing straight up as we were counting & counting & counting (inventory) Bazzill paper this week, who knew how many sheets of Bazzill we would have, the number is astounding!!!!!! GUESS HOW MANY sheets of Bazzill in Memory Mania and WIN a 50 sheet of asst Bazzill cardstock & 50% off COUPON for one item in the store. Post your guesses to this blog entry & the closest guess WINS. Winner to be announced on Tuesday.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


WOW, we have 45 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 Fay scrapbooked, or Monica 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 A FREE CROP (expires 11/28/08-not valid with any other sale or promotions or classes). THANK YOU for joining Memory Mania & for spreading the FUN of scrapbooking.

Fay Babin
Monica Beavers
Sharon Bennett
Heather Berot
Heidi Bowman
Melissa Bradley
Patricia Butler
Linda Coats
Aleasha Daniels
Wynn Diez
Laurie Dugas
Wendy Firmin
Leah Franklin
Diane Genre
Ann Gorman
Heather Guidry
Lydia Hambrick
Sherryl Harper
Ashley Hymel
Charlotte Hymel
Jacklyn Kason
Kathy King
Trisha Liner
Laurann Marino
Misti Mcgann
Sarah McKee
Brittany Messina
Shelly Migues
Nancy Mihalik
Sarah Myers
Amy Napoli
Michelle Parker
Kim Robinson
Lisa Ryan
DeShay Savoy
Candy Spillers
Shannon Taylor
Maria Thron
Elise Tullier
Barbara Villmarette
Candice Waguespack
Jenny Waguespack
Michelle Weber
Lauren Wheeler

Reminder: Gift certificates make the PERFECT Christmas gift, remember that Memory Mania will have its 10th annual Gift Certificate Sale the day after Thanksgiving-25% off that one day only!!!!! Have you started your Christmas list today? KUDOS to all of you that are making gifts from the heart for gifts for Christmas.
Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Calendar of Memories

Good Morning Scrappers!!!!

Ok, its official the Holiday Season is here!!!! I sure hope you will join me in my Calendar of Memories Class and create a very special gift for someone dear. The wonderful thing about this calendar is that all months memories are 12x12 so when the month passes, you remove the page & add to your album. In my gift calendar to my mother-in-law, I included snapshots in each month of the birthday girl/boy within the extended family (another great idea that i did a previous year was took a birthday cake photo of each person in the family so it was really easy to complete the calendar that year). If no one had a birthday in that month, I included favorite photos of the previous year-family shots when possible. I can't describe to you how excited she was with her calendar. She immediately passed the calendar around for everyone to sign their name on their birthdays. She proudly displays her calendar in the kitchen & loves that she hasn't missed one birthday yet this year. I know how hard it is to giveaway a gift like this, so remember you can color copy each month & hang in a calendar for yourself too. Or you can easily scraplift the idea for multiple calendars-there will be additional supplies available to recreate if you like.

Orders are being placed today, so call today & register before 7pm. We will complete all 12 months during class so you will have your first Christmas gift completed on November 15th.

Calendar of Memories
Saturday, November 15th 10am-noon
$20 class fee/**$25 required supply fee to cover costs of calendar & additional supplies
Register TODAY 744-2767

****For a chance to win a spot in Friday's SKIP & SCRAP CLASS, comment to this post. Please let us know about your favorite scrapbook christmas gift of the heart. Have you tried it? If you have, who did you give it to, or who do you plan to give it to? We would love to hear your thoughts on Gifts from the Heart! We will leave comments open until Thursday morning (Nov 6th) at noon. A winner will be selected via an online number generator and announced on Thursday afternoon morning, Nov 6th.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


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Monday, November 03, 2008


WOW-Still enjoying this wonderful, beautiful weather of fall!!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with tricks & treats, lots of football & lots of scrappin'!!!!

Its a brand new month, try to take the challenge each week to get some photos printed & scrapped each week. You'll be amazed how easily it comes to you when you only focus on one challenge.

Complete a layout using this sketch and Bazzill Edges in less than 1 hour. WOW-you won't believe how fast these edges can speed up a layout. Other fun things I played with: Treading water punch on the red pattern paper, Prima rhinestone swirls, and those cool photo corner punches which I can't scrap without. Can't wait to see your layouts!!!!