Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Early Post - Shhhhh its a secret

OK, so i'll be waking up at 3am to catch a plane out of the country, so i'm posting a little early. Oh and i MUST mention how lucky i am, my hunk of a hubby is packing while i'm posting, what a sweetie, well most times, he he. Seriously though, i can't do it good enough (or less enough), so he's in charge. he he

I GOTTA SECRET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope, I'm not telling, read the newsletter, check mailboxes this weekend. All I can tell you is soon, _____ _______ _______, we'll be laughing, cropping & having a party!!!!!!

More details next week when i return from paradise!!!!

Happy Scrappin'


Are you signed up for this CCL Class- Hidden Vacation PHOTOS??? WOW-Brooke did an incredible job, i think you might could put one whole vacation on this 1 layout-how cool is that. There are many little hidden folders, pull outs, etc. Don't delay, this class is sure to fill up fast!!! You can register online or come by the store to register. Registration is limited to CCL croppers until June 24th .

Friday, July 24th 3-4:30pm
Hidden Vacation Photos by Brooke Adams

Friday, May 22, 2009

Are you signed up for this AWESOME class at CCL?

Created by Noelle Landry

Created by Vicki Melancon

Join this dynamic team of scrappers for the
PERFECT PEARL FUN CCL Class Friday, June 24th 1-2:30pm $35
Class includes a set of 4 perfect pearl colors/brushes. You get to choose which layout above to create that matches your pictures best, BUT the best part is what you'll learn HOW to make using Perfect Pearls. Just bring your basic supplies, everything else is included and you get to take the perfect pearl set home with you!!!!

The teachers will be chiming in soon with comments, so feel free to ask any questions on this post!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stickles! Stickles!! Oh My

Ok, if you haven't tried stickles yet, please come in to MM & we'll show you how cool they are!!!! I can barely finish a page these days without breaking out the stickles. With just a few drizzles here & there it sure packs a punch on a scrapbook page.

If you are a collector of stickles like most of us, here is a list that you can highlight the ones you already have so you can avoid buying doubles, and of course, pick up the ones you don't have yet-I just hate being at home & needing the perfect color that I KNOW is at the store but not yet in my collection.

Baby Blue
Black Diamond
Broken China
Candy Cane
Christmas Red
Cotton Candy
Dark Blue
Faded Jeans
Fired Brick
Frayed burlap
Frosted Lace
Fruit Punch
Golden Rod
Lime Green
Milled Lavender
Orange Peel
Peeled Paint
Scattered Straw
Spiced Marmalade
Starry Night
Vintage Photo
Walnut Stain
Worn Lipstick

You can also pick up a list near the display of stickles too.

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Scrappers

Welcome to our newest members of the MM Scrapbook Family!!! If you recognize any of these scrappers, give them a warm welcome & some awesome scrappin' tips & tricks. Schedule a crop together. Its always more fun to enjoy this wonderful hobby with friends.

WOW, 65 NEW friends this month. Isn't it awesome to see more & more new scrappers each & every month discover & enjoy this wonderful, fulfilling hobby??

WELCOME to you, our new friends, if your name is listed below, this is YOUR SPECIAL ECOUPON!!!! Please print this post & bring into the store for a $5 discount off your next $30 purchase (printout is required); Invite your to enjoy the same savings when you shop together EXPIRES 6/10/09 - May only be used one time !! NOTE: Please shop together with the new friend & print this blog entry as your coupon to share the discount.

Lori Alleman
Lesia Babin
Dianne Barksdale
Nelda Becnel
Amy Borne
Martha Braud
Darla Bruno
Kelly Bruno
Nelda Bucceri
Jamie Burrow
Ruth Cohen
Patricia Corkern
Megan Crawford
Denyse Englert
Wesly Fadler
Kelly Faulk
Susan Flieg
Penny Font
Jennifer Geiger
Candy Gerace
Teresa Gibson
Kami Griffin
Melissa Grill
Judy Grounds
Robin Hebert
Kim Huggins
LeAnne Johnson
LaShawn Jolivette
Britnee Jones
Melanie Juneau
Tracey Kimball
Michelle Kirkpatrick
Marilyn Lagrone
Patricia Landry
Jolie Leonard
Kitty Littlejohn
Tiffany Mannino
Debbie McCulla
Madelyn McKnight
Stephanie Myers
Leanne Nelson
Janna Newman
Olivia Ortego
Amanda Ourso
Kay Picou
Pamela Porterfield
Ellen Pulizzano
Casey Roberts
kc Ross
Katelyn Sanchez
Stephanie Scott
Jennifer Sing
Shannon Sokol
Missy Temple
Gay Thackrey
Stephanie Thomas
Megan Tircuit
Nicole Vermaelen
Kate Wall
David Walling
Emily Watts
Kelly Werren
Christina Whiteside
Cheryl Whitting
Stephanie Woodward

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Look WHO was spotted at Memory Mania

Have you noticed the "smell" of Memory Mania??? Its so funny but its the one thing that many of our scrapbook family miss most when they move away. Its the first thing they say when they walk through the doors of MM, "Just love that smell". With all of the wonderful smells of Louisiana food and cooking, I'm honored that its the smell of MM they miss most.

Look who we saw perusing the aisles at Memory Mania last week? All the way from North Carolina & Mississippi, Jody & Becky were spotted in their "LOCAL" scrapbook store & what a treat it was!!!!!

check out Jody's newest purchase!!! It was perfect to bring all of her goodies back on the plane. She's going to send us a pic with her own scrappin' goodies & laptop in it soon. Right Jody?

This was Jody's first visit since expo, so there was lots of things that caught her eye!! She was lovin' those Banana Frog stamps & he new punches, but her favorite was that Zebra scrapbook tote!!!!

Thanks so much for the wonderful surprise & supporting your "local scrapbook store".

Then we had to head over to Rocco's to get some authentic LOUISIANA food and it was delicious!!! But not half as good as the conversation & catching up with these 2 awesome girls!!!! Just made my WEEK!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, May 18, 2009

And the WINNER is . . .

Congratulations!!!!! And a special thanks to everyone (even the husbands) that came out for the drawing!!!

Challenge for today: Pick 3 colors you LOVE and create a layout using photos taken this month. Don't try to match the photos to the colors-chances are the photos will look fine with the color scheme. Post in the Gallery & email me, i'd love to see what you come up with.

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Hey Scrappers,

Don't forget the big drawing today at 1pm (must be present or send representative to win)!!!! WIN over $400 goodies including CCL Weekend Retreat.

ATTENTION: The BLOG commenter is Michelle that wins a full card to be stamped today. If Michelle is your BLOG NAME, please email me today your last name so we can enter your full card today before noon for the 1pm drawing.

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, May 15, 2009


You’ve likely seen their HOT new lines…Rebel, Audrey, Sparrow, Hot Mamma (big hit at CHA). Their rub-ons have been proclaimed as the most reliable rub-ons on the market by designer Donna Downey!!! Well, they’re coming to MEMORY MANIA!!!

THE Glitz Girls Thursday, July 9th

10:30-noon $30

Create 3 AMAZING 12x12 pages! Everything is included (except basic supplies like your paper trimmer, etc. You are required to provide those.) in your class kit; no extra kit purchases required. Sample projects will be displayed at the store in the new few weeks. Complete 3 pages in class with enough paper/embellishments (with the exception of cardstock) to complete the other side of EACH layout on your own. Yes, its enough GLITZ to complete 3 double page spreads, just add your own cardstock when you get home!!!!!

AND Stay awhile, THERE's MORE

More Glitz Girls!!

Thursday, July 9th 1-2:30 pm $35

8x8 Audrey Acrylic Album

Create this AWESOME mini album “Me & You” (the Good Life Acrylic Album) while learning more tips & tricks with the Glitz girls!!!!

Visit the store to register and enter to win the basket of $125 worth of GLITZ products. If you register for both classes (you receive 3 entries); Basket is limited to class registrants only and the winner’s name will be pulled by the Glitz girls on class day, July 9th. Come join the fun!!

1 MORE DAY til the BIG DRAWING!!!! Get your entries in today-one stamp for every $10 spent. Take advantage of this awesome opportunity to win $400 worth of goodies, including the Weekend Retreat.

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Teresa Collins AND 2 more days before Drawing

WOW, Thank you Jody for sharing this awesome layout!!!! Just LOVE the people in these photos too!!!!! Jody used the Teresa Collins Yummy Papers, Graphic 45, Bazzill edges & American Craft Thickers. Who couldn't use a layout like this-if you live in Louisiana, you love cookin' & eatin' good food!!! OOPS, even if you are from Louisiana and live in other states, you love COOKIN' & EATIN' he he. Great job JODY!!!!! Is Becky cooking or tasting? Love you girls!!!!!

Oh, and these lovely 2 ladies may be spotted at Memory Mania today!!!!!!! Hope you get to see them.

OK and just 2 more days til the BIG DRAWING !!!!!! Who wants to be the winner of this awesome basket of goodies with over $400 worth of scrappin' goodies including Weekend Retreat in July!!! WOW!!!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Congratulations Class of 2009

Congratulations to the 2009 MMU Graduates!! They completed 18 or more classes & received their undergrad in Scrapbooking at Memory Mania University! The students above were honored with gifts, projects & loads of fun!!! They shared the wonderful things they learned during their studies & a great time was had by all!!! They created a precious photo mat for their graduation photos & Cindy Savoy won the top prize in the Auction, MMU Fall, 2009, using 105 homework bucks!!! Go girls!! We were extremely proud of the many homework bucks we saw around the table.

Pictured: Emily Mooney, Cheryl Ainsworth, Shondell Lawrence, Valine LaBorde, Cindy Savoy, Catha Duhe and Tania Allen.
Absent: Lori Folse, Donna Gainey and Jill Horseman

Just 4 days left to enter into the drawing for the $400 MM Drawing

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

GREAT idea to catch up!!!

Oops- did I say catch up? Oops-i meant, get lots of pages done quickly & easily, catch up is a fantasy land. he he. I don't know about you, but sometimes looking at the tons of pictures awaiting their spotlight on my scrapbook page overwhelms me just a little. Just this week, I've got 100 photos sitting in my camera: Justin's Center Stage Showcase, 2 Mother's Day celebrations, pool pics of my nieces & nephews playing & having a blast, a random pic of the 4 of us sitting for dinner (rare since Dane moved out); NOT to mention about 200 pics from Christmas!!!! So, I've stopped & scraplifted this layout from Sandi Gautreau using my January Masters kit!!!! It dawned on me that i MUSt pass this along-these masters kits are not only an incredible value-all of the thinking, matching & shopping is already done for you, and believe me you can get at least 3 layouts per kit with still tons left over, just add cardstock for no telling how many layouts. A set of stickers from the March kit made its way onto 7 different layouts last week-WOW. ALso a great idea for oops'ing for CCL. Print the pics from the gallery or blog that you like & stick them in with your kits for easy & fast kits. Another great idea to help you get lots of pages done quickly. Create a 1 page of an event & use the Lickety Slip or Share & Tell photo pages on the opposite side to get lots of photos included; I personally prefer the Lickety Slip pages because you can transfer some of the paper on the little slip in between. Check these out.

COUPON - clip this coupon & bring to store
JOIN MASTERS KIT CLUB & receive a January, Feb, March kit $10 off the already discounted price of $24.99

Offer expires on Saturday, May 16th.

Happy Scrappin'

P.S. Thanks so much Sandi, i had lots of fun with these photos not having to worry about designing a layout!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Comment on this blog entry to win a full card to be entered into the drawing!!!!! Why would you like to win this awesome box of goodies & what will you do with the Camp Crop a Lot if you win??? Full card comment winner will be announced on Friday!!!

Don't miss out!!! Enter today for this awesome drawing this Saturday, May 16th at 1pm.

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, May 09, 2009

A Closer Look

OK, so I just finished marinating all the meats & veggies and had a few minutes to spare, SO i had to share a close up of these fine letters-which are ONLY AVAILABLE through Masters Kit this month (only 2 left). Look how Jody stamped the letters in white after painting them & used cardstock to weave through the holes-LOVE IT!!!

How Scrappy is this????? Below she used the negative from the die cut as dimensional accents on the letters, also love the brown inking on these letters (i don't always think about inking as a finishing touch-and wow-it just makes the letters pop.

OK, Don't forget the OVER $400 worth of goodies in this MM Basket. One more week to enter into this fabulous drawing!!!! Entries will be accepted until 12:30 on May 16th for 1PM Drawing!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, May 07, 2009

MORE Hints for Mother's Day

I just can't get enough of this bag!!!! Obviously Jade couldn't either, I asked her to send me a pic of the inside to load on blog & she emailed me 10 pics.

Have you called MM yet??

Ok, now, are you the proud owner of this awesome bag?

I am!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day to me!!! Can't wait to show you a pic with all my scrappin' stuff in it!!!

Hint #2: Is a membership to Masters kit club on your wish list? Check out what Jody did with her Masters Kit this month

U & Me created by Jody Sorey !! WOW I just love how Jody used the scraps from the die cut on the letters!!!!

6 Flags created by Jody Sorey!! WOW just LOVE the versatility of these letters. She weaved & stamped on these letters & yes the stamp came in the kit!! Is that the scraps of the letters on your focal photo-way cool!!! KUDOS Jody-very creative!!!!!!!

I think there are 2 masters kits left this month. Hurry in.

Have an awesome Mother's Day weekend. We have big plans on Saturday & Sunday for Mother's Day celebrations so it may be quiet on the blog end. Can't wait until church on Sunday-they always read "LOVE YOU FOREVER" my favorite book while kids were growing up-fact, i read it so much that before they could read, they read "memorized" it back to me--happy tears-such wonderful memories!!! It's a tear jerker, but very sweet.

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


What mother wouldn't be tickled PINK to get these awesome zebra bags with HOT pink inside!!! So stylish. I can't wait to pick mine up today-AND i definitely plan to use my as a carry-on plan for my vacation later this month!!!!!!!

For everyone that placed your orders in advance, yours is waiting at the counter!!! We knew once you others saw this bag, you wouldn't be able to pass it up either, so we ordered some extras AND all at an introductory special price through May 31st OR while supplies last. Come check it out in person!!!!!!!

Happy Scrappin'


Its here!!! Its finally here!!! This line was a HUGE hit at CHA this winter!!! It won't last long! OMG, the "rock a bye" set is wayyyyyyy AWESOME. long!!!

There are several more papers, stickers, rub ons, etc. Hurry some customers bought some last night & are back today for more since its double sided & they want both sides!!!

Don't forget to drop hints for Mother's Day - gift cards!!! AND that awesome $400 basket (enter today for the drawing on May 16th)

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

HURRY IN, there are only a couple of Masters Kits left!!!

HAPPY created by Noelle Landry
WOW, love the creative use of that die cut-look back & see how each designer used this Crate Paper die cut paper in a different way!!!!

Historic Sites create by Jansen Hebert
Love these simple use of the rectangles in the various asst Blue Flannel papers. These papers really put the focus on Jansen's photos!!

KUDOS girls-awesome layouts!!!!!

OH & Don't forget to come by Memory Mania to get some stamps on your card to enter into drawing of the awesome $400 basket, including Summer CCL!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, May 04, 2009

Have you picked up your Masters Kit yet?

SNOW created by Sandi Gautreau with the Blue Flannel papers from the April Masters Kits. Love the cool arrangement of the title!!!!

FIVE created by Pam Boudreaux with the Crate papers. Love that mat for the focal photo-just perfect!!!! Love the brads in the letters-omg, i LOVE these letters in the kit-they are fabulous!!!!!

KUDOS girls-these creations with the masters kit are awesome!!!!!!! Can't wait to see what you do with the products for May kit!!!!!

If you haven't yet joined our Masters Kit Club-this is the perfect time-we have 3 kits left!! You could create these 2 layouts (or any of the other designs posted earlier) AND you still have loads of products left to get at least 3 or 4 total layouts per kit-that is an awesome value, also its a $7-10 savings anyway, valued at $34.99 & member price is $24.99. FOr more details on Masters Kit club, you can email me

Happy Scrappin'