Monday, August 31, 2009


Hey Scrappers,
Don't MISS OUT, after 1 day, the class is 1/2 full.
Karen Russell Photography Class
Saturday November 7th 9am-7pm (1 hour break for lunch)

If you're not sure who Karen Russell is, she has designed some awesome scrapbook papers that you already have (click on the narratives button on her sight to see) AND she is an awesome photographer. Check out her blog:

Karen is FULL of information for taking "the moments" photos. She will give everyone a CD of photos shown in class to take home after class to compare notes from class.

If you have any questions, please email me

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, August 28, 2009

Just a couple MASTERS KITS left-get yours today

CAT Country created by Jody Sorey

St. Luke Cathedral created by Pam Boudreaux

SOOO this is the other side of the August Masters Kit!!! WOW, how about these awesome products from Kaiser Craft-Marakeech has some vibrant colors. KUDOS girls -love the way these layouts are so versatile, you could put any theme photos on them.

What's New This Week:
Little Yellow Bicycle - awesome FALL collection with glazed papers, decorative edge papers, fall chipboard title stickrs, felt & cardstock stickers;
An Awesome new TIGER paper just in time for LSU Football

Graphic 45, Bon Fide, Romantique, Masterpiece, Domestic Goddess, Tea Time, Happy Homemaker, Farmers Market, Simple as Pie, Lady of the House, with Tags, Alphas and stickers to match.

KI Memories: School & Paper Papers;

Karen Foster – Stacked stickers, birthday, home run, soccer, autumn, Texas, autumn, Hawaii, Birthday, Scrapbook

The Robins Nest: Jean, Disney, Palm Tree, papers; Glitter frogs, crowns, paws, fleur de lis, swirls, reindeer, stripes, viva la france, writing.

Embellishments: Brads for boy and girl, crown charm brads

Jewelry: Fleur de lis Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, etc. for all your gift needs.

Heart of Texas: Chipboard custom albums: LSU, Mardi Gras, Disney and New Orleans

P.S. Don't forget to sign up for the Karen Russell Photography Class, November 7th 9am-7pm (limited space)

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Girls Night Out created by Noelle Landry (she was able to create 2 layouts with 1 set of papers)

Friendship is Precious created by Noelle Landry

Cards created by Heather Banker with scraps after creating her layout

Sweet Escape created by Heather Banker

Me & My Girlfriends created by Stephanie Powers

Remember Good Times created by Jody Sorey

WOW!!! WOW!!! Can you wait to put your hands on these awesome papers & this incredible stamp-all of the team LOVED this stamp-just put in on your acrylic block like acrylic stamp-its soo cool and OF COURSE, its fleur de lis!!!! Notice how many scraps they had to create cards, another layout, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: There is one paper "Friendship Quotes" that we intended to use in kit, but supplier ran out of it so we only have 1 pk, if you want to purchase this sheet of paper, it will be displayed near masters kits or just ask us for it.

P.S. Don't forget to sign up for Karen Russell Photography Class-Saturday, November 7th 9am-7pm

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


OK, for the details:

Saturday, November 7, 2009
9am-7pm (breaking 1 hr for lunch)

SIGN UP ASAP!!!!!! 225-744-2767

I'm so STINKIN' EXCITED-this is an awesome opportunity-Don't MISS IT!!!!!!
Space is limited!!!!!

EXCITING NEWS . . . KAREN RUSSELL to teach at Memory Mania

OMG, I'm so stinkin' excited i can barely type!!!!!! I just LOVE Karen's photography!!!!!! She's incredible. You may recognize her name as she also designs scrapbook products AND she is an incredible photographer. I've been trying to get into her classes for quite a while, and finally I will-she will be at Memory Mania in November!!!!! You can click on the poster above to read important details!!!!!

Seriously, what is the most important part of scrapbooking?????? PHOTOS, of course, without them, you can't do much scrappin'. Wouldn't you love to take more creative photos? Karen teaches you how to SEE those "everyday moments" and how to document them in photos!!!!! This class is jam-packed (9 hour course) with technical, creative and personal aspects.

Registration opens Thursday, AUGUST 27th at 10am; Exact date in November to be marked later today or tomorrow (just finalizing date November 7th or November 21st).

WOW, its going to be a FABULOUS day!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

what does it spell? MMU!!! Yeah MMU!!!!

MMU!! MMU!! MMU!!!
Fun times at MMU!!

Fired up Cheerleader!!


Scrapbook Bingo Anyone?

Awesome tags were created!!

MMU Teachers

MM Staff

Gotta have cake!!

DeeDee is Sherry's favorite scrapbook tool---how sweet!!!

2009 Fall Class of 2009

KUDOS to everyone for participating & enthusiasm-LOTS OF FUN!!!!!

Its never too late to start taking some MM classes, beginners are always welcome!!! Join us for some good clean creative fun!!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Give me an M, Give me another M, Give me a U, what does it spell

MMU!!! Yep, that's what you'll be hearing from the studio at Memory Mania tonight!!!! MMU Pep Rally kicks off its 17th semester of awesome, incredible classes. The teachers are set up with their inspiration stations to have a little fun with the Fall 2009 students using tags, flock, Colorwash spray, masks, edges, punches and MORE!!! So if you're in the Fall 2009 class, gear up for some good clean fun tonight & See ya there!!!

Go MMU!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sad News . . .

Yep, its very sad . . . Dot 'n Roller Adhesive is no longer available!!!!!! I know, it has been our absolute favorite adhesive for a while and the manufacturer has taken it OFF THE MARKET with no intentions to continue later and there is no response as to why. The really bad part is that they didn't let us know until there were no refills left. We have ordered 100 dispensers which was all we could get our hands on. We do have limited refills in stock at the moment, while supplies last.

The adhesive that we now recommend is Glue Glider Pro, we will be getting more in stock over the next couple of weeks. Many of the staff had switched over to this adhesive several months ago, but i was holding out because i liked the little dispenser, but as far as the strength and hold, it is the only other adhesive i have liked.

On a happier note-Christy is steady receiving box after box after box from CHA Summer, so come check it out: Recent deliveries include: Moxxie, Reminisce, Heart of Texas LSU/Tiger/Mardi Gras Chipboard Albums, Robin's Nest, Webster Pages, SEI, AND FLEUR DE LIS JEWELRY!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, August 17, 2009

WOW-Great Savings

Don't miss this awesome special this week!!!! 50% savings off of any product in the Christmas or Halloween section!!!! Remember it won't ring up on sale, so you'll have to keep these purchases separate & print this blog special for this special savings!!!!

Expires August 21, 2009

P.S. Don't forget to place your order for the Vacation Album in a Day KITS!!!!

Masters Kits-get a friend to join the master's kit club & YOU will receive a $15 store credit when they list you on their registration form.

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vacation Album in a Day KITS

Due to the high demand of the Album in a Day Class, we will be offering KITS including the album, photos of each layout, 9 double page spreads & cover/end for $159. If you are interested in purchasing a ALBUM IN A DAY Kit, please call the store to prepay to reserve your album. Albums should be ready by August 26. Deadline to reserve your album is August 17.

Click here for peek at the albums: or scroll down to July 30th; Also the completed albums are in the store for viewing until August 17th.


Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Snapshots of the beginning of Suite 9

KUDOS to Kami Boutee, our first customer in Suite 9!! Thanks for your patience Kami when the register burned up so the first customer was checked out by hand!!!

Natalie was in town a few weeks before we opened, so she & her boyfriend came to check it out!!! We had an awesome visit and she was so excited with the new store.

KUDOS to all of you that are using the recipe in the newsletter!!! Can't wait to see your layouts!!

Happy Scrappin'


Monday, August 10, 2009

Masters Kits Scraps

I loved the paper in this recent Masters Kit and used some of my scraps to make 2 greeting cards: Thinking of You and Happy Birthday. I think it took me 10 minutes to complete both! Think green - put those scraps to good use!

Monday Morning Inspiration

That's Ballgame created by Pam Boudreaux

Pam and I both were surprised to see glitter on baseball paper, but WOW, i just love how this layout came out. The title REALLY stands out . What a cool story Pam & great idea capturing these important photos of his last game. KUDOS

What's New This week:


Easter Egg Hunt

Tiger Cubs

1st day of School

Clownin Around


Field Trip

Coordinating Paper/embellishments

Marks Paper Company: August Collection, Old Fashioned Courtship Collection, English Garden Collection,

Basic Grey: June Bug Collection, Lemonade Collection

GCD Studios: Party It Up Collection, Morning Glory Collection, Rockets Red Glare Collection, Vintage Boy Collection.

7 Gypsies: Victoria Collection and Barcelona Collection

Little Yellow Bycicle: Traveler Collection

My Minds Eye: Breaking Free Collection

Making Memories: Just Chillin’ Collection


Heidi Swapp Calendars

Bo Bunny: Assorted packs of flowers

Doodlebug: Polka dot flowers in Black, Pink, yellow, orange, purple and green

Photo Frog: Magnetic Photo sheets


Neat Nix Stuff Cubby (black/white paper holder)

Neat Nix carry all

Creative Options: Multi Craft Rack System, The Craft Notebook

Scrap a Ma Bob: Trash bag and drink holder

Retrospect: 26 Pocket organizer

Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Inspiration from BASIC GREY

You probably can't see this too well. This is a sketch/design using the Basic Grey June Bug Collection. This little secret (Basic Grey June Bug & Lemonade) has been hiding near the Louisiana section instead of the new wall, so I thought I'd share some cool designs with it. If you do like it, email me at & I'll email you the pdf which is easier to read. Basic Grey has some new woolie, pops and the doilies-come check them out!!!

Happy Scrappin'

P.S. 5 days until Marah Johnson Visit!! Don't forget to get your MM Shirt (the picture doesn't show true color of tshirt is more teal). This shirt has been such a huge hit, we are on our 4th shipment of it. Girls from "off the street" have been coming in to get this shirt because they saw someone else wearing one, they don't even scrap. Anyway, show your love as we welcome Marah BACK to Louisiana on Saturday. Marah loved our zebra fleur de lis so much, she asked if she could add some "pizzazz" to it, and that she did-we love it!!!

Friday, August 07, 2009

More Inspiration

WOW, getting super excited about Album in a Day class on Saturday!!!!

School Days created by Noelle Landry
WOW, this is awesome layout with loads of techniques (check comments later to get hints from Noelle on the cool things she did to capture her mom's school days). Awesome layout. This is some hip school paper and Noelle turned it into a great heritage school layout!!! KUDOS Noelle.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you can steal a few minutes to scrap,

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Introducing our newest member of the Masters Design Team

Stephanie Powers

A & E Created by Stephanie Powers

I love the layering of papers on this layout and OMG the photography is awesome!! To recreate this layout, you can find the papers at Memory Mania displayed with the layout. Great Job Steph.

P.S. We still have 2 Masters Kits available for purchase using those Rusty Pickle & Scenic Route papers -see earlier post on blog for the awesome layouts created by design team.

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Bring Your Own Stash Class with Christy

Hey Scrappers
Join us for this awesome DAY Class, Bring Your Own Stash, Wednesday, August 26 10am-noon
$20**includes all papers & title. **You can bring your own brads, stamps, rub-ons, ribbon OR you can purchase these if you LOVE the look of Christy's layout exactly.

Class layout is very versatile, PLUS you can even pick your own papers/title. She stamped on the background & layered rub-ons, and more!! SIGN ME UP TODAY!!!! If you're available on Wednesday mornings, we'd love for you to join us!!!

On another note-we have some SUPER cool new stuff in this week:
My Minds Eye, Feeling Free Line of over 30 papers, stickers, rub ons and more
Kaiser Craft (beautiful papers & velvet letter stickers)
Making Memories Just Chillin'
Teresa Collins Sports
Piggy Tales
Reminisce - loads of themes
Basic Grey-Junebug & Lemonade
Best Creations Glitter Papers
NEW Page kits (First Day of School, Field Trip, Bridal Shower, Tiger Cubs, Wild Child, etc)
& more

And don't forget you EARN dollars as you shop at Memory Mania during August!! Come back in September and spend them like cash on any products in the store!!!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Tuesday Inspiration

Reminder: Today is absolute last day to register for Vacation Album in a Day!!!! - i think there is 1 or 2 spots left. Call today if you want to join us this Saturday.

WOW-check out this awesome 4th of July layout created by Heather Banker!!! Love these bright colors & this really cool bracket paper AND the awesome Jenni Bowlin cards. You can find this layout & supplies in the masters team display at the store. Great job Heather!!!

Thanks to all of you that have come in the store & emailed, the response to the recipe has been awesome!!! Jody & I were brainstorming some ideas for CCL, and I didn't get to fit this in at CCL, but thought, what about in the newsletter each time.

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, August 03, 2009

Masterpiece Challenge

Okay, if you have received your newsletter, you may have noticed that Tammy is now including a Masterpiece sketch in each issue. I challenge you to use that sketch and create a layout. She has even laid out a list of supplies that you'll need to complete a page, so how easy can it get? To help inspire you, I have posted the layout that I completed using this sketch. I changed the layout around on the first page to fit my pictures. So come on, what are you waiting for? Get scrapping. Teachers' orders. ~Danielle