Thursday, September 30, 2010

Want to learn some cool ways to make your photos POP??

October 4, 11, 18, 25

Do you have Photoshop Elements and need to know all the tips and tricks on how to use it? Getting frustrated because you can’t make it do what you want it to do? Curious about Photoshop Elements & want to learn about it before you buy it AND how to buy it at the best price?

Join us in October for a 4-part class (for easier comprehension) on Photoshop Elements! Local photographer and videographer Ronnie Poche will be teaching a Photoshop Elements class at Memory Mania during the month of October. It is awesome that it is broken down into 4 parts, you can go home & practice everything learned after each 2 hour session.

We all know Photoshop can be a very useful tool in retouching and enhancing our photos for our scrapbook layouts, so we are grateful to Ronnie (who just happens to be married to a scrapbooker!) for agreeing to show us how! Learn the tools, setup, navigation of the program, tips, tricks and shortcuts. Learn how to fix your photographs from unwanted blemishes to more advanced techniques of color, texture, special effects etc.

Get all your questions answered and learn great shortcuts and techniques to help you fix your pictures faster and easier than ever before. Ronnie will provide detailed handouts so that you don’t have to take notes. He will demonstrate how to use the program on a projector for everyone to follow, so you don’t need to bring your laptop. Ronnie will also answer specific questions from participants, so make some notes of things you’ve been wondering about using Photoshop!

Call the store at 744-CROP to register soon; the class is only open to a limited number of participants. Total cost-4nights/8 hours: $125

Blue light Special-30% Thursday: Mardi Gras Chipboard Album

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


OK, sooo I'll let you in on a little secret-this is my MOST favorite part of the whole event.
Greeting you at the door-your smiles & excitement just kick it off for me? What's your most favorite part?

Posing for Group Photos . . .

WINNING cool prizes . . .

Ideas, ideas, and getting MORE ideas

We are so excited about the CCL XX, can you believe its our 20th CCL-and many of you have attended each one. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for being such an avid, loyal Memory Mania fan. We know you have many choices and we thank you for choosing MM. So how many have you been to?

If you haven't attended one yet-this is the perfect time-please join us-its a lot of good, clean, fun!!!!!


1 Camp Crop-A-Lot July 27-28, 2001 Memory Mania
2 Camp Crop-A-Lot November 16-17, 2001 Memory Mania
3 Camp Crop-A-Lot March 22-23, 2002 Embassy Suites
4 Camp Crop-A-Lot August 2-3, 2002 Embassy Suites
5 Camp Crop-A-Lot March, 2003 Embassy Suites
6 Camp Crop-A-Lot Jan 30-31, 2004 Lod Cook
7 Camp Crop-A-Lot July 30-31, 2004 Lod Cook
8 Camp Crop-A-Lot January 7-8, 2005 Holiday Inn Select
9 Camp Crop-A-Lot July 29-30, 2005 Lod Cook
10 Camp Crop-A-Lot January 6-7, 2006 Holiday Inn Select
11 Camp Crop-A-Lot June 23-24, 2006 Holiday Inn Select
12 Camp Crop-A-Lot January 5-6, 2007 Holiday Inn Select
13 Camp Crop-A-Lot July, 2007 Holiday Inn Select
14 Camp Crop-A-Lot Jan, 2008 Holiday Inn Select
15 Camp Crop-A-Lot July, 2008 Holiday Inn Select
16 Camp Crop-A-Lot January 17-18-2009 Crowne Plaza
17 Camp Crop-A-Lot July 24-25, 2009 Crowne Plaza
18 Camp Crop-A-Lot January 8-9-2010 Crowne Plaza
19 Camp Crop-A-Lot July 17-18, 2010 Crowne Plaza
20 Camp Crop-A-Lot January 7-8, 2011 Crowne Plaza

Blue Light Special-Wacky Wednesday: 50% Disney Princess album

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Calgon, take me here please

A lazy little villa in ITALY, PLEASE
I could exercise every morning, I promise I would.
I would cook some fabulous local dishes & sit with wine with my friends.
Then we could wrap up the day here with all of my friends around, sipping a little wine & discussing the beautiful things we saw today.

Sorry, i was really getting into this dream. BUT I wake up this morning with an ever-ending to do list that i want to finish by 5 because TODAY i really want to step outside and enjoy the sunshine & crisp air, BUT, my body has other plans . . .
Seems to happen about every October-October is only my VERY favorite month of the year, not just because its my birthday (and you know what my birthday means to you LOL) BUT because the weather and its just HAPPY weather. But know, my body INSIST on reminding me that I'm getting OLD, a point I try really hard to not think about, how fast i am heading for that 5 0 hill LOL, but its all good, i'll have to lie low today and pray the sunshine & temps are here again tomorrow. So for today, CALGON please take me here.

OKAY, well if i wasn't in Italy today (LOL), I'd be playing with these wonderful Scrappy goodies!!!! Oops-don't be surprised to see something similar to these in CCL BFF class-are you signed up yet???

Seriously, can you ever have too much fleur de lis-NOT!!!

And the new TRIM is just "TO DIE FOR"

Come check out the latest fun scrappy goodies today!!!! What a great time to use that MM Shopper Dollars-just a few more days-don't forget-redeeming your MM Shopper Dollars enters you into a $100 shopping spree-DRAWING IS AT 1PM on Oct. 9th-winner or representative must be present.

Blue Light Special-2FER Tuesday: BasicGrey and Marks Paper Co paper in section

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Monday, September 27, 2010

FALLING for Bo Bunny

Happy Monday,
The weather is cool, i think its FALL!!!! Hopefully we're done with the hot weather!!!
WOW-have you been seeing the Bo Bunny ads in the scrapbook magazines? They have loads of layouts in their gallery & I copied a few to show you using the new product lines we have in stock.

So which one is your favorite??? Start printing your pictures, this is definitely some scrapbook weather!!!!!

Blue Light Special: Selected trimmers 50% off

CCL XX registration is in full swing-limited tables available-SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Want to complete MORE layouts in less time?

Join me for this informative class. We'll discuss & show examples of layouts using 10 or more photos on a layout & much more.
So Many Layouts
Tuesday, October 5th 6-8pm

MORE new stuff, American Craft

Blue Light Special: $5 Friday: 2 “STUFF” folders for $5, and $5 Grab Bags

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

GRAB Bags are a huge hit

I wanted to share this sweet email from a customer, Michelle: " I wanted to send you this pic of a double page layout I created using only the product I got in one of the $5 grab bags. The only thing I added was 3 sheets of cardstock (background and photo mats). Thank you so much for offering the grab bags. And I esp like that they have a coordinating line with some coordinating embellishments in it. Things are so tight for everyone right now. I hope you can share this story with others to show that they can make some beautiful layouts economically. Just a thought.
Thanks again!

Here is a peek at some hot, new items at MM this week:

Come check out these cool products in person, use your MM Shopper Dollars & see some other "hot deals" in the store.

Blue Light Special-30% Thursday: Melt Art DVD & Select Styles of Paper Trimmers 50% off

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WOW-I thoroughly enjoyed you scrappers last night!!!! Great attitudes, great conversation-great friends-KUDOS to all of you!!! Per your request, attached is the "Crop" portion of the layout from last night's class. Don't forget to add your SCRAPETIZER challenge to this simple layout. I hope you enjoyed your SCRAPetizers (the edible and non-edible ones LOL).

Check out how 1 pattern paper (double sided), 3 solids, stickers letters & one Basic Grey Die Cut Sheet is all that was needed to create this fast and easy layout!!! Each student chose a treat & challenge to "spice" up the layout. There are a few left of the die cut sheets & various papers to match if anyone is interested in a 20 minute layout today.

American Craft Dear Lizzy Every Day

American Craft City Park

Luminarte dabbers (paint)

Embossing Punches

Thank you for the requests for more recipes LOL. Well, I've been working around the clock most days lately SOOO, not much time for cooking so I'll share a little "quickie" dinner.

Chicken Breast & Asparagus In a Flash

Drizzle olive oil, teryiaki Sauce, Worcheshire Sauce in a non-stick skillet (lol, it sticks anyway)
Add chicken breast and season with pepper, Tony's & LOTS of garlic powder-flip a few times until cooked & remove; repeat same with fresh asparagus. Great meal when we've eaten "bad" on the weekends and trying to watch the carbs & not-to-mention its cooked in less than 20 minutes.

Blue Light Special-Wacky Wednesday: 6 X 12 American craft album $10.00

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Inspiration from Crate paper

Created by Crate Paper design team

Crate School Collection

Crate Restoration Collection

Crate Christmas Collection

How awesome are these new collections from Crate Paper? The girls at Scrapfest LOVED them and you will too!!!

2fer Tuesday: 2 Masterpiece books for $20 (two fer price of 1)
What an awesome gift idea-Buy one for you and give one to a friend.Share the passion of scrapbooking with a friend. Masterpiece books is a great way to get someone started scrappin' AND a timeless tool for the experienced scrapper also!!

Don't forget to sign up for Winter CCL-Scrappin', Yappin' & Chillaxin'!!!! You deserve a break everyday, but especially after the fast pace of Christmas!!!!!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

TONS of new scrapbook goodies . . .

NEW LSU Tigers


For a look at all new products this week-check out the latest pics on Facebook (Memory Mania)

Blue Light Special: 25% off Tim Holtz products & 50% off selected styles of Paper Trimmers

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Classes, Classes, Classes

Register now for some awesome upcoming classes:
SCRAPetizers - Tuesday, Sept 21st 6-8pm

BRING YOUR OWN STASH II Wed, Sept 22 10am-noon
BLING, BLING, Tuesday, Sept 28 6-8pm

KUDOS to the ladies that attended opening night Pep Rally & Orientation
MMU Class of 2011

Blue Light Special: $5 Fri- Cropper Hopper Stamp shelf

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

1 MORE DAY . . . to enter to win the $175 Shopping Spree

I apologize for the inconvenience with online ordering yesterday. Some of you were unable to access website to register online & unaware that payment plan options are only available in-store. So we are extending the deadline to 12:01 am tonight to register & be entered into the drawing. Online registration is up & running & payment plan registrations are in-store only!!

You have ONE (1) more day to register & be entered to win the $175 shopping spree.

Sorry for any confusion!!!!!

Bluelight Special: 30% Thursday: Cricut cake mats

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Because YOU'RE worth it!!! Girls' Getaway-LAST DAY to enter drawing for $175 shopping spree

Can you feel the excitement???? Lots of preparation goes into CCL, but its OK, because YOU'RE worth it!!!! We know you have many choices for crop weekends, and we thank you so much for choosing Memory Mania (some of you 20 times)!!!! We're so excited that this is our 20th CCL!!!! Join us for some Scrappin' Vegas Style!!

LAST DAY to register & enter to win the $175 shopping spree!!!

Don't forget to sign up a friend that has never attended & you get FIVE (5) entries!!! KUDOS to all of you that have done this already!!!!!!

My email was singing some tunes with all of the registrations last night!!!!

We'll be at Scrapfest this weekend, if you are in the area-stop in & say HI!!!!

Blue Light Special: 50% off fleur de lis jewelry
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

YOU DESERVE A BREAK TODAY!!!! 2 days left to enter $175 shopping spree drawing

Where can you go to 1) Kickback with friends & make new friends 2) Relax & be pampered 3) FREE chair massages 4) Get welcome gifts & door prizes 5) Leave all the mess, planning & arranging to Memory Mania??

January 7-8, 2011

ONLY 2 days left: Register prior to Wednesday, Sept. 15th and be entered to win a $175 shopping spree AND

Register a friend that has never been to CCL before and get FIVE (5) entries into the $175 Shopping Spree!!!!

Take advantage of this awesome offer!!!!
Payment plans are available email

Blue Light Special: 2 fer Tues- School section papers -Buy 2, Get 2 free

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