Wednesday, December 31, 2008

LAST CALL for kit club registrations

Hurry in, Don't miss the deadline. All orders will be placed on Friday for kit clubs . . . So don't miss this chance to sign up for Baby, School or Season Kit Clubs!!!! How cool is it to have a layout already created, products pulled & a copy & directions to copy from each month. All that for just $15.99 per month. These kits are limited to club members only, so if you want to be included, call the store or stop in by Friday.

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 with Memory Mania Kit Club or do like I'm doing a create layouts of the first year of life of your 20 year old (he he). Any graduate would also love to look back on the years of his school days . . .
Don't delay, they are almost all sold out.

Any scrapper that signs up for all 3 kit clubs will receive a FREE cover/end layout for the Season Kit Club.

Best Wishes for a very Happy & Healthy New Year!!!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

CCL Class - Disney Fairy

WOW-how beautiful are these pretty fairies????
Jody created this beautiful layout for the CCL Class - Disney Fairy. There are some spots available for Saturday, 10:30-11:30 am at CCL-so sign up soon, I'm sure those spots will fly fast.

Sorry, attendance is limited to CCL attendees only.

Happy Scrappin',


Tuesday ECOUPON - $10 savings

Hey Scrappers,

The Special of the Year is the incredible value of the Share & Tell Album. 187 pieces, including album for $59.

DEAL OF THE YEAR: Share & Tell Bundle (all wrapped up with a bow) for $59 (Valued at $69) includes album including protectors, 1 extra set of protectors, PLUS FIVE (5) creative pads & journaling cards. ONLY 2 LEFT!!!!!! Great gift idea & value!!!! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Let's face it...we are all busy. Whatever stage in life we find ourselves in, time seems to limit us from all that we want or need to do. The Share & Tell Album Program offers simple ways to organize your photos and display them beautifully!

The Share & Tell Album Program includes Albums, Sheet Protectors, Creative Pads and Journaling Cards that all work together to make scrapbooking your memories easier! This is a FAST & EASY way to catch up. You can be as creative as you have time for, there are 3 options, just add photos, add title card & journal card & photos or create a 12x12 layout and it all fits in the same album. Great for hard-core scrapbookers AND non-scrapbookers alike!

Here is what comes in this cool DEAL (1 Brown Leather Album, 6 4x6 photo protectors, 10 12x12 protectors, 90 sheets of 4x6 pattern paper & 12 sticker sheets, and 50 journaling cards. HURRY IN-THESE WON'T LAST LONG!!!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Memory Maniac CHALLENGE

Ok, you're going to think "This CHIC has lost ALL of her marbles"!!!! Ok, here goes, read below on how you can WIN a $50 shopping spree at Memory Mania!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You may not know how important you are to everyone in your family, but I say to you, you are THE most important person to them and to us!!!! YOU must take care of YOU because you know you're the only one that will. And THEY need YOU, so do this for your family. And another great reason, if that didn't do it for you, your blood will be pumping so fast, reward yourself afterwards with a few minutes of cropping. I know you have a big HEART because you are a scrapper and we create art from our HEARTS, so make this a daily gift to yourself to protect your heart (you get bonus points if you do it 3 times throughout the day).

Here's what you will need:
Tennis shoes, 10 minutes, (Make it more fun with recording of "Cupid Shuffle" and 2 other of your favorite tunes) and a clock nearby: The beat of any song won't work exactly perfect because you are changing tempos quickly, but be CREATIVE, swing your hips or step higher with your knees-i do all of this in place; so wake up 10 minutes early & try this; lock your door at work at lunch & do it & 10 min right before you leave work or while you're cooking. Think I'm nuts yet.

Do each step for 1 minute each;
1. warmup/walk in place
2. Moderate-pace walk
3. BRISK Walk
4. Fast, hard walk/pump arms
5. Fast, hard walk/pump arms
6. Moderate-pace walk
7. BRISK Walk
8. Fast, hard walk/pump arms
9. Fast, hard walk/pump arms
10. slowly cool down

Believe it or not, its better than a 30 minute workout, on Jan 15th, give me an update. Please post daily if you were able to fit this in & if so how many times did you sneak it in? I will have a drawing at end of January. Your daily post is your entry-enter as many times as you like. If you do it 3 times each day & post that-you are entered 3 times. The PRIZE is a $50 shopping spree at Memory Mania!!!!!!!! Don't miss out!!!!!

Please post or email me any questions, I do this every day -4 times a day so I'm happy to help & want to share how great it feels!!!!!!

P.S. This activity is from Chris Freytag of PREVENTION.

Happy Scrappin & Walkin'

Friday, December 26, 2008

CCL is less than 3 weeks AWAY

WOW, hope all of you are having a Fabulous Friday after a wonderful week of Christmas festivities. I just LOVE Christmas and we had a great one. Best wishes to everyone for a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! Sooooo, Christmas is over and its time NOW TO START GETTING READY FOR CCL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta scrap all of those wonderful Christmas memories!!!!!

I think there are a few spots left in all of the classes. So call today if you want to register for those 225-744-2767.

Don't forget, if you registered in the first week of registration & you're sleeping at the hotel, you will have a $10 store credit that must be used at the store. Stop in soon, sorry these credits don't show up at CCL because we only use a copy of the register, so stop by soon to use your credit today.

If you registered for CCL and put a yahoo email address as a contact, please ask one of your friends to forward emails to you, Yahoo has blocked my email as a spammer for some crazy reason, sorry for this inconvenience, i've tried to resolve with them, but possibly you could contact them also.

Check your email box frequently, i'll be emailing important information weekly. Check the blog too as I will try to post some of the more important details here.

Important reminder: OOPS night is Tuesday, December 30 6-8pm. More details on OOPS via email. You may pick up your tshirts, sweatshirts, pants, make & takes at Memory Mania. We have a couple extras of some of these , so come by or call to prepay if you are interested. If you can't make it to Memory Mania, we are happy to bring them to you at CCL.

AND, if you're preparing for Camp Crop a Lot, gotta check out the newest kits on the wall-all of the girls 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, Dec 30th 6-8pm;

Happy Scrappin,


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Never underestimate the POWER of your scrapbooks

Recently a friend said to me "THANK GOD for scrapbooking". After the passing of a very dear family friend, their family found great comfort in perusing scrapbooks. Cherishing all the little snapshots and kind journaling. The family just wanted to soak up anything they could possibly find to always remember . So KUDOS to all of you that take the time, enjoy & scrapbook. If you could only know now what it means to others in the future. It was so nice to flip through a couple of scrapbooks rather than loads of pictures to find this 2004 layout to remember our friend.

I know sometimes we get caught up with the perfect layout, the perfect embellishments, etc (and that's great for the artistic outlet we need in scrappin'), but always remember, its the memories and the pictures that will mean the most to us & our family.

Have a very Merry Christmas & Capture those memories,

Monday, December 22, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

I hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas season!!!!! Don't stress too much, remember the reason for the season!!!

Your challenge for this week is to take photos of your Christmas traditions!!! If you don't have any traditions yet, start this year!!!!! You may have some special ornaments that each child hangs each year (note: Dane has been hanging this ornament on our tree for 20 years & Justin 17); is it a tradition that your husband put the angel on the tree (he he). If you're like me, you have traditions but didn't think to take photos of them until one year, I broke the special ornament & was in a total panic I hadn't taken pictures of these special moments. (note to self: remember the reason for the season!!). Anyway this little tradition bring back loads of memories: look at these grown boys hanging their ornaments and I can remember the many years, we held them to the tree to hang these little porcelain booties**tearing up**. Wow, life passes sooooo fast, savor every single little memory. Some of my favorite memories that I didn't think to take photos of, reading Christmas stories each night sitting by the tree, the boys laying under the tree looking at the lights, Dane begging Justin to wake up to go see what Santa left, listening to the music before midnight mass, my all time favorite, turning off all lights in the house & telling your favorite Christmas memory of all time. Well, I'm sure all of you have your own special Christmas traditions, remember to take photos so you can SCRAPBOOK them this year!!!!!

Merry Christmas to all,

Thursday, December 18, 2008

FANTASTIC NEWS - Marah Johnson coming to Memory Mania

Memory Mania will be hosting classes featuring Marah Johnson February 26, 2009.

Marah will be teaching 2 classes at Memory Mania on Thursday, February 26. Times will be posted soon. Marah is a designer for Creative Imaginations & Hero Arts, so I know you've seen many of her designs in the past. Marah's blog is or to see her designs We will let you know all of the details as they are unveiled regarding projects/layouts/cost & WHEN you can sign up. As you know, we don't get many Scrapbook Celebrity Visits. I've been on the wait list for several years so here's our big chance, don't miss it. Schedule your time off of work so you don't miss this visit!!!!!!!!

I think she already has her projects planned, but if anyone has any requests, email me asap-do you want project or layouts!!!!

Happy Scrappin',

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

Hope you are having a fantastic day!!!!!!

ECOUPON for this week is:

COUPON: (please print coupon)
Discounts not valid without this printed coupon;

30% off All FISKARS Punches
with this coupon while supplies last
expires December 24, 2008

Happy Scrappin' & Christmas Wrappin'

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday Maniac Challenge

WOW, here's the coolest challenge EVER: Swap photos with a friend. I gave Allison 7 photos to scrap for me. I had a mental block after the 10th London layout, and she was happy to help me out. I love how she highlighted my photos using the Circle Coluzzle-AND love this sketch too!!!!!

I would love to see the layouts you & your friend create for each other. I bet Allison would love to see the layout I do with her photos too, ha ha. She gave me a rain check, I'm going to scrap her photos at our next scrap date. WOW-do you have some awesome friends like this-FRIENDS that scrap for you ???!!!!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


DEAL OF THE WEEK: Share & Tell Christmas Bundle (all wrapped up with a bow) for $59 (Valued at $69) includes album including protectors, 1 extra set of protectors, PLUS FIVE (5) creative pads & journaling cards. ONLY 3 LEFT!!!!!! Great gift idea & value!!!!

KUDOS to Jade, she already created, prepped & has the Snow Day 2008 kit ready to go. WOW-she worked very hard on it & its very cute and just in time!!

SPECIAL BLOG COUPON: Free BEAUTIFUL collector stamp from Technique Tuesday with any $30 purchase of regular priced products. While supplies last
not valid with any other discounts/promotions

What's HOT this week: New Disney Papers/Stickers/Rub-ons from Reminisce, latest kit club kits, pretty Boxed Albums, Lots of really cool new kits out this week: Snow Day, Piglet, Crazy Cool, Santa, Fright Night, and more

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, December 11, 2008


OMG!!!!! I so wanted to surprise my boys Christmas Eve with a ski trip, but it just wasn't working out coordinating work schedules, etc. BUT OH MY GOODNESS, its SNOWING in Louisiana!!!!!! Its so beautiful. I woke up about 5am to see the snow but at that time it wasn't accumulating on the ground. I tried to wake Justin up to see it (not knowing if it would last) but he wasn't real interested at 5am. He was very excited when leaving for school today in the SNOW, but it was dark so my pictures didn't come out. Oh why are they in school, this is perfect backdrop for that Christmas Picture. Ha ha. Dane just called to say, he thought he might get Rained-out today at work, but they showed up for work & were sent home for a SNOW-OUT, first time ever. All of you moms with little ones not in school-get out there & take some pictures. I'm calling Jade to create a SNOW kit today-i just hope it lasts until Jus gets home!!!!!!

On another note-please remember the soldiers when sending your Christmas cards; This is a Great idea! When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington , D.C. 20307-5001

Happy Scrappin


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We're Growing

Hey Scrappers,

Welcome our newest members to our family of scrappers at Memory Mania:

Lacey Addison
D.anne ainsworth
Betty Amos
Sherrie Anerson-hopy
Margie Ardoin
Katie Aucion
Lauren Baggett
Gay Boeneke
Susan Bordelon
Lori Bourg
Jennifer Brady
Melanie Braud
Linda Broadwater
Paige Brown
Connie Buccere
Jeanette Calloway
Amy Cancienne
Nicole Cannon
Dot Cashio
Karen Clausi
Lorraine Cobb
Jeremy Dauzat
Anitta Davis
Peggy Forbes
Amy Gammill
Tammy Gordon
Susie Granier
Tasha Griggs
Suzette Harrigal
Kimi Hart
Hallie Hedrick
Darlene Holt
Melanie Hunko
Mary Johnson
Danielle Lackey
Brigitte Lebeau
Trisha Liner
Monica Mecca
Amie Navarre
Julie Parks
Magen Powell
Tina Powell
Brenda Roussel
Sheila St. Pierre
Mandy Stafford
Lisa Wainwright

WOW, isn't awesome to see so many new scrappers joining this wonderful & satisfying hobby. If you recognize any of these scrappers, give them a warm welcome & some awesome scrappin' tips & tricks. Schedule a crop together.

Welcome to you, our new scrappers & watch your mailboxes for a special coupon!!!! If you recognize a friend above, reach out to your new scrappers & ask her to bring you along (PRINT THIS COUPON) and you'll get to share her discount.
NOTE: Please shop together with the new scrapper & print this blog entry as your coupon to share her discount.

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Hey Scrappers,

Terrific Tuesday to everyone!!!! Here's your Terrific Tuesday ECOUPON!!!!! Just in time for Creative Christmas Tags & Cards:

50% of all Fiskars Halloween or Christmas Punches

not valid with any other discounts/specials.

Expires December 17, 2008.

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, December 08, 2008

Monday Maniac Challenge

BLING IT ON!!!!!! Add a little bling to any layout, it doesn't have to be a girl layout!!!! On this layout (wow, really running out of ideas with red, blue for this England trip, he he). I tried folding back some pattern papers with brads, added some bling to photos, photo mats & journaling. Again, used the Bazzill edges, they just add so much to a page in a snap.

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, December 04, 2008

CCL CLass - Cricut Design Studio - Hands On

Last call for the CCL - Cricut Design Studio (CDS) Class in January. Yes, there are spots left --so call 225-744-2767, come in the store or register online to learn the many tips & techniques shared by Darlene Quebedeaux at Memory Mania's CCL Weekend Retreat in Baton Rouge. Sorry, the retreat is full, but this class is open to the public. $20, Saturday, January 17th 1pm-2:30pm.

This is a hands-on class so bring your laptop with Cricut CDS already loaded on it and come learn the many tips & technqiues that Darlene has to share regarding CDS. The entire class period will be dedicated to hands-on learning of the program, you will receive a class kit to complete a home of the above layout "Top 8 of 2008".

Check this out: Darlene used CDS to create not only the title, but also the page frames (fleur de lis) and transparency flourishes. Darlene is a frequent blogger here, so if you have any questions regarding this class, feel free to comment here & Darlene or I will reply.

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Fairest of them All/Cards for Soldiers

Good morning scrappers,

What's new with you? What's new at Memory Mania is the Imaginisce Fairest of them All Papers/Embellishments???

And just as we were devouring the pretty princess paper, Jimmy (our UPS guy) walks in with some NEW Disney products-Mickey just wanted to remind us that "It started with the mouse . . .".

Please remember our soldiers at Christmas. I'm sure everyone is working on Christmas cards (check out the cool display of Christmas Card ideas created by Rachel). Anyway, while you're addressing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to the address below. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington , D.C. 20307-5001

Happy Scrappin'


Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Good morning Scrappers,
You know that BUTTONS are making their way back in a big way into scrapbooking (don't you just love it when some of your favorites get popular again??)) To celebrate the excitement of buttons again - this week special is a great one!!!

ECOUPON for this week,
60% off
Valid 12/2/08 - 12/10/08

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Happy Scrappin'

Monday, December 01, 2008

Monday Maniac Challenge

Good Morning Scrappers,
I sure hope you all had a wonderful holiday with lots of special memories, pictures & no stress!!!!

CHALLENGE for this week: Use Cricut CDS for a title & incorporate a 3D embellishment into your title (see crown brad); Added challenges - use velvet or flocked paper & the new swirl punch.

P.S. Don't forget to check back on Tuesdays for the ECOUPON special.

Happy Scrappin'