Thursday, April 30, 2009

MASTER'S Kit Creations - AWESOME!!

The April Master's Kit is ready!! WOW-just love of the creations & will share on the blog in the next couple of days!!! There are 4 kits left if anyone is interested in joining the kit club. It is an incredible value-$24.99, MSRP is $34.99. There is enough letters, pattern papers & solids to complete at least 2 double page layouts & the design team will tell you there is ALWAYS lots more to create LOTS more layouts-what an awesome deal-most members have been in this kit club for 3 years!!! So Join today!!!!
Anyone joining kit club Friday or Saturday (May 1-May 2) will get a special introductory offer with this coupon:
Purchase the April kit & receive the January kit for $14.99 while supplies last

FUN Day created by Brooke Adams
KUDOS Brooke, love all of these awesome circles, she painted the letters then used dimensional magic for the epoxy look!!!!

Family created by Heather Banker
KUDOS Heather for this cool creation. Heather will post later tonight sharing her tips for this layout!!!

Congratulations to DeeDee Hawkins - she is the winner of the hidden sentence in the newsletter!! DeeDee, your prize is under the counter at MM so pick it up today!!! Thanks to everyone for participating.

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day Hints

What's on your wish list for Mother's Day???

Is it a long, relaxing weekend away from it all????? July 24-25, 2009 at Crowne Plaza Hotel for CCL??? Only 5 tables left, don't delay!!!

Is it this very chic Scrapbook tote &/or rolling bag that can also be used for carry-on luggage???

WOW, what mom wouldn't just LOVE LOVE LOVE any of these cool things from MM & be the happiest mom EVER???

Drop those hints so you'll be the happiest mom ever this year!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

MORE Inspiration & Cool new Bazzill Tool

Global Wildlife (created by Kay Frey) - cool papers from Glitz

New Toy Bruiser (created by Noelle Landry) - cool papers by Daisy Bucket

Come check out these cool layouts in person; LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lil Black Dress papers from Daisy Bucket-they feel like fabric-way cool. Also check out the Bazzill Edges used on this layout; Bazzill has NEW styles of edges, great-awesome quick!!!! LOVE THEM.

Speaking of Bazzill, they now have a page on their site where you can find the vendor of your pattern paper & Bazzill has matched their solids to these papers; Really cool & saves LOTS of time, if you have pattern papers at home, check this link & jot down the names of the papers that match. (see the little arrow on either side to scroll through vendors); i've used it already & its awesome & the greatest part is that I've pulled solids I hadn't thought of using. Memory Mania carries all of the colors by Bazzill so you're in luck. I would recommend that you write the primary color so you'll know where to look when you arrive at MM. For instance London Fog (black). Check it out today!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday Inspiration

OVER $400 MM Prizes
Drawing May 16th 1pm
Don't forget to stop in & get your stamps
for this awesome drawing in a couple of weeks!!!

Print this coupon for double stamps on the products on the layouts below
Expires 5/1/09:

Bisous - WAY cool kits with preprinted layouts-
you can just adhere photos or you can get creative & cut the pieces out!!!!

Skiing Papers (created by Brandi Thompson)

Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Bananna Frog Documenting Stamps (by Allison Braud)

Bananna Frog Circle Stamps (by Vicki Melancon)

Check out these other designs by Bananna Frog

These is MY PICK for the best stamps this year!!!!
I love that these designs can be used over & again on a variety of pages which makes it "the most bang for my buck this week". We're always on the lookout for products like this.

ECOUPON - With this coupon (print this page)
For any Bananna Frog Purchase, receive
DOUBLE Stamps on your $400 giveaway drawing card
expires Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, April 24, 2009

What's New & MORE Inspiration

DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE TODAY-it will make YOU feel wonderful!!! Don't forget we are desperate for MORE disposable cameras-please help us make the CINDERELLA girls dreams come true!!!!!

WOW-can't think of a better way to showcase your little cuties-check out this huge frame-we have them in black-LOVE EM!!!!

Its that time of year for dance recitals: KUDOS to LORI FOLSE for her
All About Me page of her dancing photos (just a few years back huh Lori); You can find the MOXXIE Dance Products in our front endcap!!! Gotta check out this layout in person-she made a little booklet too.

I'm sure we all have some photos of OUR Little Monsters-cutest paper for those everyday moments!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

$400 Memory Mania Prize Package, NEW Basic Grey & Inspiration

We had SOOO much fun with the giveaway last month, that we are having another GIVEAWAY-MAY 16th 1pm!!!!

Would you like to win OVER $400 Memory Mania prize package??? There is something REALLY cool in there-can you spot it???? Can you believe that we would include that in this package??? I know, this spring weather makes me crazy & GENEROUS-I just can't stop myself, Jori had $400 worth of product in there, and I added about $75 more this morning-YIKES. Its the BEST promotion we have ever had---instead of our normal frequent buyer cards, we are stamping your purchases of $10 and complete as many cards as you like & enter to win!!!!!

May 16th is the BIG DAY of the drawing (winner or representative must be present-its more fun that way) at 1 pm!!!!

WIN a $400


Prize package!!!

1 punch for every $10 you spend on store product.

MM kits (excluding kit club) get double stamps

Comment on this blog entry WHAT's IN THIS PACKAGE & we'll enter you into the drawing!!!! Note: your "whats in this package entry must be a different item than other comments-so read the comments to make sure your entry counts)-one name will be chosen via online number generator & announced next Wednesday (April 29th)

OK, more news??? Yes, the new Basic Grey Collection: Lime Rickey is IN THE HOUSE today!!!!

And also the new American Craft rubber stamps-come check it out!!!!!!!

AND, we wanted to inspire you too, Check out this incredible layout created by Stephanie Powers- Its just perfect. This wonderful Rusty Pickle Chocolate line can be found with on the Holiday aisle with 3 precious layouts!!!! Check the other layouts in our gallery!!! KUDOS Steph-this is beautiful layout & the sweetest, heartwarming photos too!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

HUGE chip board & COOL new punches

HOW cool is this HUGE chipboard??? You may have seen at expo but chances are it was hidden by all of the paper!!!! See the naked chipboard in top photo and the ideas are endless what you can come up with. Great idea for a teacher class gift!!! Teen's room, your kitchen!!!! Allison said she wanted one to use across a double page spread-cool idea!!!!

Have you seen these brand new punches on the new wall??? These little compact PUNCHes are very cool-and check out that first design-you know MM when it comes to Fleur de lis-we got 'em. Lots of other shapes, another fav is the mini photo corners!!!!! Come check this out today!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

6 in 60 Class

You put the word that fits your pics (mine was Colorado-yours can be any destination)

Can't wait to put my Easter pics on this one !!

Can't wait to put my Christmas pics on this one

Love this cool idea-you create your own So what list or change the title to use for whatever kind of layout you wish !!!!!
All layouts in 6 in 60 are always flexible for whatever photos you wish to use-remember you don't need photos for class, you add them after class !!!

Hey Scrappers,

CHALLENGE-create 6 double page layouts in 2 hrs!!! This is an easy one-take our 6 in 60 class this Saturday or next Tuesday evening. Class is $20 and required supply fee is $32.99 (wow-this is less than $10 per double page layout-can't beat that - AND all the prepping & thought is done for you!!! this is a super fun class but fasten your seat belts for this one as we speed your 6 layouts!! 3 spots left-call today 25-744-CROP!!!!

FYI-these are 5 of the 6 layouts-Layout 6 is a surprise!!!! Call today to come join us!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Brooke Demos Heidi Swappp Invisibles/Pebbles Chalk

WOW-the Heidi Swapp Invisibles were a huge hit on expo day-i think there are just a few pages left on the new wall. Brooke demo'd the invisibles border papers using the new Pebbles metallic chalk. Also included in the Heidi Swapp invisibles were grid chipboard & chipboard letters with dots or grid. Many of you registered for Latest & Greatest saw how cool the letters were!!

Brooke fell in love with the invisibles paper & shared tips on expo day!!! Thanks Stephanie for the use of your beautiful hands (ha ha)!! Brooke, thanks for letting me know that these colors wouldn't look great on my eyes; (ha ha). Great job and thanks for sharing!!!!!

P.S. We just opened up 1 spot in the 6 in 60 Saturday class (sorry I can't recall who was asking me for this) and there are 2 spots open for Tuesday class, remember you complete 6 double page layouts in 2 hours. Class fee is $20 & additional supply fee of $32.99. WOW-talk about feel like you got a lot accomplished in one class-come check us out.
Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Christy Demos Heidi Swapp Masks

KUDOS to Christy!!!!! She demo'd several very cool new products. One of which was the Heidi Swapp Mega Masks (Bracket). There are several other shapes available (Circle was my favorite). Check out the demo & you'll find these mega masks at Memory Mania on the lattice. The mediums that we lied with the mega masks include: glimmer mist, Pebbles metallic chalk, Tim Holtz distress inks!!!! I know many of you have purchased these mediums lately, grab the masks & see how to get the most use from these mediums!!!!

Great tips from Lori & Danielle - don't miss it, its right at the end.

Happy Scrappin,

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

If you missed our make/takes at Expo, here is a video:

Noelle Landry demonstrates the AmaZING embossing powders from American Crafts. What's so cool about ZING??? Its a perfect compliment to American Craft's clear & rubber stamps coming soon. Zing is the most vivid & colorful embossing powder you have ever seen. It holds detail better than any other embossing powder on the market-hands DOWN!!! Its super easy & makes your layout or card look AmaZING!!! There were many scrappers at expo that had never embossed before & they definintely changed their mind without minutes of seeing the demo & using the powders. They have metallic, flourescent, glitter (that doesn't flake off) & opaque. Another great tip is applying the heat with embossing gun from behind -it helps not to blow powder away & you get to watch the ZING detail before your eyes. Come check out our awesome selection of ZING embossing powders.

Happy Scrappin',

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's Here-Remember we said our FAVORITE thing from CHA

This awesome collection is so incredible, yummy, diva, chic, HOT!!!! It just ROCKS-why don't I have any girls???? Maybe I need a girl dog???

Just a little hint, there's a really cool coupon in the newsletter!! Taxes are due tomorrow!!! After you run by the post office, run by MM to check this cool collection out-don't forget to BRING your tax coupon!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, April 13, 2009

Simple Scrapbooks Magazine Last Issue

WOW-What a sad day. I had heard a rumor that Simple Scrapbooks was shutting down and I just didn't want it to be true-you know how much i LOVE Stacy Julian and the Photo Freedom Philosphy!!!!!! So, I prepared myself: I put on some short, tshirt, grabbed my sunglasses & went by the pool . . . And low & behold on the page 4 it read "The Rumors are True you are indeed holding in your hands the final issue of Simple Scrapbooks magazine . . ." I just hate it, so i cherished every single page of this last issue. It seems that with all of the facination of on-line shopping & ideas, its affecting a lot of niche' magazines (they are not the first to go out of business), and many, many local scrapbook stores.

They ask that WE SUPPORT SCRAPBOOKING!!! Its kinda awkward for me to type a few things below that they asked that we pass along to the scrapbook community: (but is for the livelihood of this awesome hobby that I cannot live without so i must do it-i truly believe in it just as much or more than the day i opened the doors of Memory Mania) Here are a couple ways that you can support this hobby that we love.

1) Subscribe to or purchase CK at your local scrapbook store (Simple Scrapbook articles will survive in its sister magazine, CK).
2) Support your Local Scrapbook Store today!!!! Go spend $20 at your LSS today in honor of Simple Scrapbooks. Independent stores are the HEART & SOUL of the craft industry, and we must all do our part to keep them in business. (obviously this was the awkward part)
3) Be a scrapbook ambassador! Spread the good news of scrapbooking to one or more friends this week.

So yes, support your local scrapbook stores, can you believe that in Louisiana alone, we have seen 10 scrapbook stores shut down over the last 7 years=yikes!!!! Don't worry, Memory Mania is alive & well as long as everyone continues their support. I don't know about you, but i certainly don't want to be ordering solid paper online to match my pattern paper. And for so many people, its a social place to be also. Local scrapbook stores are frequently an escape place for MANY MANY people.

ECOUPON (must print & bring in coupon)

Valid through April 18 (or while supplies last)

$10 off the Scrap Table
not valid with any other discounts

For Office Use: Redemption Code "COUPON"

Expires 4/18 (must have coupon)



Ok ladies, its springtime-TIME FOR SOME SPRING CLEANING!!!! Purge your stash & give your extras to schools or churches. They are always looking for items to scrapbook with the young ones. And you won't believe how much you will want to scrapbook when you see & remember what you have to scrapbook. I just recently did this (it had been 1 year since I purged) and wow, i'm so motivated & ready to scrap. I went through every piece of paper & sorted by theme & color; So no excuses now, the papers i have are fresh in my mind to scrap with!!!!! I also gave alot of tools/embellishments/stamps that i know i won't use to local schools & they have already used alot of the stuff-ITS SO COOL!!!! My room is clean & organized and it was also for a good cause!!!!

And if you don't quite have a scrap room yet, you only need room enough for a table-see this cool table . . .

With table-top compartments sized to specifically hold your scrapbooking tools and materials this table is easy to set-up, move or take down. This heavy-duty table is sturdy enough to handle all kinds of craft projects and features a spacious work area of 26"x56". You can close the tops of the table with your layout & scrap things inside, lock it up, fold up legs & its on wheels to roll to the closet. VERY COOL-wish they had this before I had my scrap room.

Post & let me know how you organize & cleaned your Scrap Space.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

NEW Scrappers

Top: Linda Zentz, Logan Bundy, Jade Kleinpeter; Bottom: Renee Delaune, Jacee Truax, Kenedi Falgoust

Top: Clay Hano, Jordyn Blazier, Isabella Sparacino; Bottom: Emmanuel Calderon, Cody Gautreau

Top: Kamrin Griffin, Brandon Murchie, Yvonne Stevens; Bottom: Gregory Chatman, Harlee Melancon

KUDOS to Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Humphrey of Central Elementary. They shared the hobby of scrapbooking with their class for a Poetry Project. Memory Mania sent TONS of scraps for them to play with. They had LOADS of fun.

We are so proud of them, they did a great job!!!!

Here are the newest scrappers at Memory Mania:

Kimberly Ammons
Katrina Anthony
Dewanna Babin
Melissa Bahlinger
Kim Barbour
Carolyn Barnett
Nelda Becnel
Stephanie Bell
Terri Benoit
Ruthann Bivalacqua
Ashlee Bordelon
Lorraine Boudreaux
Sherry Boudreaux
Robin Bourgeois
Ilene Brashier
Shelby Broussard
Otis Broussard
Darla Bruno
Carmen Burns
Molli Carriere
Tiffany Carroll
Cheryl Carter
Emily Caruso
Amy Choate
Kimberly Chustz
Stacey Cooper
Wanda Crain
Ashley Cravens
Christine Curlee
Kelly Day
Jessica Dear
Denene Dudley
Vera Edwards
Denyse Englert
Cheryl Entwisle
Denise Etheridge
Sally Farris
Brenda Forbes
Danielle Forsgren
Claudia Gremillion
Brenda Griffiths
Annie Guidry
Nicole Harrison
Dawn Harvey
Sue Hatfield
Amy Herrington
Anne Holm
Sindy Hunter
Martha Inzenga
Caitlin Kelly
Penny Kendrick
Sloan Kiefer
Debbie Kirsch
Holly Kliebert
Adrian Laiche
Mariana Leger
Angela McCarthy
Jaicey Mchugh
Geri McNeal
Kathy Meyers
Emily Miller
Raelyn Millet
Barbara Mitchell
Becky Mixon
Monica Mock
Misty Munn
Leanne Nelson
Toni Neubauer
Amazon New Customer
Jasmine Nguyen
Sharon Norris
Beth Olivares
Angela Orner
Dawn Osterberger
Tammy Parker
Christy Pitre
Sonya Populis
Anesha Prier
Heather Richard
Deborah Rodriguez
Terie Roger
kc Ross
Ilyssa Rousse
Carolyn Roussel
Katelyn Sanchez
Rochelle sansoucie
Rachel Schrepfer
Trish Shaffett
Lara Simon
Brandi Simoneaux
Pat Sotile
Mollie Steed
Thelma Strickland
Veronica Thomas
Kim Thomas
Jennifer Trepagnier
Wanda Trim
Melinda Vaughn
Kacee Villar
Allyson Vogt
Marlene Walker
Carla Walker
Gena Wascom
Erin Weixel
Martha Wells


Friday, April 10, 2009

Cinderella Project

OK, STOP LAUGHING, this is for a good cause!!!!! Memory Mania is helping the Ascension Cinderella Project this year. We have donated some mini albums & scrapbook papers & we're calling on our awesome customers to donate a disposable camera that we can give the girls to take photos for their SPECIAL night.

Do you remember your prom???? I couldn't really recall much until I pulled out this photo & it all came rushing back to me, like it was yesterday . . . Of course, I went with John-didn't know he'd be my husband one day. It was 1982 & the theme was "A Flight Through Time" ; we ate at Peking Gardens with a group of 20, we laughed & laughed, we had sooooo much fun!!!! Stood in line to take photos at the dance (Cindy, you'll remember this, photos were taken at the dance by Wintz Photography); We had so much fun, we had a live band and danced until we had blisters on our feet; The teachers (Mr. Braud & Mrs. Holdridge) had to throw us out, we didn't want to leave or for the night to end. I'm real tempted to post Allison & Jill's prom pics from that night too, he he. They look exactly the same. Ok, enough strolling down memory lane . . . Post here, what do you remember about your prom?

Anyway most people only have 2 opportunities in their lifetime to attend prom and I can't stand the thought of any girl having to miss her prom!!!!! So please, help us out, donate a disposable camera & make 1 girl's dreams come true!!!!!

Please bring disposable cameras to Memory Mania by April 24th !!!!! Also, you can donate dresses at the locations below:

The Cinderella Project of Ascension is a non-profit organization that promotes self-confidence providing free formalwear to high school students for their special event, that otherwise wouldn’t be able to do so.

As you clear out your closets, think of the Cinderella Project and the memories that are wrapped up in

that beautiful gown. You can have a hand in allowing a girl feel like Cinderella the night of her prom!

Current Events

May 2 10-4pm

Our 1st Dress-Drive!

Household of Faith & Wal-Mart/Prairieville

May 30 10-4

Fundraiser – Several travel mugs, sippies & ID tags personalized, just for you!


Thursday, April 09, 2009

WOW!!! Gotta love GLITZ!!!

Inspiring by Tania Allen
I love the layout & picture placement of Tania's layout!!!! Awesome!!!!

Live Out Loud by Vicki Melancon
Whoa, is that Banana Frog Stamps on the Journaling-LOVE IT!!!

Drama Mama by Maureen Gorman
Precious girls, Maureen and just perfect for this awesome GLITZ Paper!!!!

HOP on over to Memory Mania, Christy is setting up these products on the front endcap for easy access to pick up these papers, sticker letters, Flowers & BLING if these FAST & EASY scrapbook page inspire you!!!! Glitz debuted 3 new lines Audrey, Sparrow & Rebel. The have coordinating papers, rub ons, stickers, and awesome background stamps.

Gotta love these simple & affordable little pleasures!!!! Come fill your EASTER basket with these wonderful little goodies AND all with no calories!!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

WOW-What an awesome DAY!!!!!!!!!!


It was GREAT to see all you on Saturday, what an awesome crowd, we had over 75 scrappers participate in EXPO day!!!!!!! We had such a good time & hope you did too. Normally we have tons of scrappers waiting at the door well before 10am with noses pressed to the door trying to catch a peek!!!! However, some decided to wait a bit to time it just right for the drawing at 1 (well close to 1-thanks for everyone's patience while we checked everyone out before the drawing) so it was nice & relaxing morning!!! The big hit, as usual, were the demos of the Invisibles, Chomper, ZING (amaZING), Metallic Chalks, Mega Masks!!!! WOW-MEGA KUDOS to Christy for creating these awesome make/takes & kits!!!!! KUDOS to Christy, Brooke, Noelle & Vicki for these cool demos!!!!!!! The kits were wiped out which is always cool because it lets us know that YOU liked these products as much as we did!!!!!

MEGA KUDOS to Jade & Jori for an outstanding day of greeting, checking out & bagging and there was lots of checking out & bagging (he he); Special thanks to Terri who was trying to shop but pitched in for a few minutes when we didn't have enough hands before the 1pm drawing. As always, thanks from the bottom of my heart-these girls put in so much time & effort getting ready for this big EVENT days-I definitely could not & would not want to do it without them!!!!

So many cool products . . . The ones I kept seeing over & over at the check out were: La De Dots (doodlebug flocked polka dot papers), Chompers, Metallic Chalks, Metallic Papers, Life Story (see Jade's layout in earlier post), kits, Bisous Kits, ZING, ZING, and more ZING, and LOTS more that i can't remember. We'll try to highlight a few of the products over the next few weeks because is was IMPOSSIBLE to really see everything in that one day-there were over 300 NEW papers; there were tons of stickers, thickers, chipboard, stamps, flowers, laser cuts, bling.

Congratulations to MARY LIVINGSTON, the winner of the $500 basket from American Crafts!!!! We're so happy for you-I guess you could see that from my face!!!

AND, look at this!!!! I have to say this was my FAVORITE thing that i saw at the CHA show in California this year. I definitely COULD NOT BREATHE without it. We are taking this special orders now, (cool thing, your card isn't charged until May) for this awesome ZEBRA Rolling Bag, Tote Bag. These bags are not available anywhere right now, the manufacturer loaned them to us for this special day so you could touch & fall in love with them after TONS & TONS OF BEGGING by yours truly. Orders will be shipped to Memory Mania somewhere around May 10th.

Thanks to everyone for coming out - it was such an enjoyable day to visit & share this awesome hobby we have.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

It's HERE!!! EXPO Day-Memory Mania is going WILD!!!


Life Story created by Jade Templet

Playful Pup created by Lexi Meaux

Jazz created by Vanessa Babin

Spring created by Lori Folse

Friends in full bloom created by Rachel Harris

KUDOS ladies for the beautiful layouts!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!
OK scrappers, you gotta be ready to scrap with a week of awesome layouts!!!!!! Come pick up these products & scraplift your little heart away!!!!

OH, and COME SEE THE ROLLING TOTE we are WILD about & CHOMPING at the bit to tell you about (he he)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many of items debuted today were just a promotion to Memory Mania and are not available anywhere else right now---so only MM customers are able to get their hands on these products 1st.

AND, stick around for demos AND the finale will be the DRAWING of the $500 basket of American Craft products, remember, you must be present to WIN!!!!

See you today!!!!!