Friday, December 31, 2010
Registration is now open for Basic Grey Kit Club. Club begins March 1st.
For All About Me fans, this is a great kit & includes a sketch & All About Me title suggestions.
Its a 12 month commitment. All members receive a 12x12 album at the conclusion of the 12 months. Ask around for members this year-they loved it. Awesome value!!!
Here's a peek at the last 2 for this kit club.
January’s elegant and evocative layout features classical patterns from
Curio, mixed with simple shapes in easy layers. Created by the talented
Greta Hammond, January’s layout is perfect for heritage themes as well as
sweet sentiments and anything that your students wish to cherish in coming
years. For those on the “All About Me” track, January is the perfect time for
new beginnings…so personal goals or resolutions can be highlighted here
February’s lighthearted Hopscotch layout is bubbly fun framed in a compellingly
unexpected light blue solid. Designed by Kelly Goree, and featuring tiny
flowers, hearts, butterflies and bubbles gathered artistically around photos
and journaling, this layout is perfect for scrapping everything sweet—from
your students’ favorite foods to childhood photos, to outdoor winter activities
in bright snow and blue skies. “All About Me” students can scrapbook their
favorite people, their friends!
Suggested themes for Jan/Feb supplies:
GENERAL: Jan: heritage, new year’s eve party, favorite party, recipes, new beginnnings
Feb: winter and outdoor activities, parties, Valentine’s Day, first crush
ALL ABOUT ME
“New Beginnings” – lend some authority to your New Year’s resolutions—or if you don’t make them, your general goals—by putting them down on paper. Putting your resolutions down makes them feel more real and makes them harder to ignore in the long run.
“My Friends” – they make you laugh and they are always there for you. Time to make a space in your album for your favorite people—your friends.
$5 Friday: Bazzill Vintage Buttons
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
MEMORY MANIA BABY KIT CLUB
Is Scrapbooking Your Baby During His or Her First Year Possible?
In one word – YES. I know scrapbooking your child’s first year can feel overwhelming. Somehow, the first year seems the most important, doesn’t it? Especially right now, if your baby is a baby and your world revolves around him or her.
And if your baby isn’t a baby and you are reading this, then chances are good you believe the first year scrapbook is significant, too. I think my babies were 18 & 20 when I scrapbooked their first year. It's never too late-in fact, i REALLY think i enjoyed it more scrappin' it years later (some days I needed to remember why i loved them LOL). But, the biggest advantage to scrappin' while they are babies IS remembering the journaling & you JUST take better, more meaningful pictures!!!!!
I hope this inspires you and that you will enjoy the process of scrapbooking your baby. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You give your baby love every day. Nothing matters as much as that – even scrapbooking. (However, someday your scrapbooks will be a tangible reminder of that love!
Baby Scrapbooking Layouts Checklist
As a busy mom, sometimes just thinking of what to scrapbook can be overwhelming. Use this checklist to give you ideas of what to scrapbook. Be sure to check off layouts as you complete them. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but is a great resource if you feel stuck or just want something to refer to. Also, don’t feel like you have to do all of the layouts suggested. Some of the topics may not resonate with you, or you just may not have time, which is okay. Your child will appreciate anything you create! This list has fifty layout ideas, so if you can carve out time to do one layout a week, you will have an incredible album in one year.
The kits we create for Baby Kit Club are:
|Labor of Love|
|Home from Hospital|
|It’s a boy/girl|
|Baby's Family or Fan Club|
|first baby food|
If you only have time for one layout per month, the above list will capture the important firsts. If you want to scrapbook more, below are some ideas, some of those below are featured in our kit club but it may provide journal ideas for kit club layouts:
Birth story with the details (weight, length, etc.)
Mommy & Daddy and you
Grandma & Grandpa and you
Aunts and Uncles and you
Cousins and you
Godparents and you
Family friends and you
Diaper changes/on the changing table
Bath time (likes, dislikes)
Nap time (special loveys or animals, pacifiers, etc.)
Meal time (favorite foods, messy face, etc.)
Bottle feeding and/or breast feeding (why this time is special)
Story time (favorite books)
Play time (favorite toys)
Holding head up
Eating baby food
Eating finger food
St. Patrick’s Day
Fourth of July
Halloween (going to the pumpkin patch, first costume)
Winter (bundled up, cute hats)
Spring (outdoor shots, spring hats, flowers)
Summer (pool, sunglasses, hats, the beach, flowers)
Fall (leaves, pumpkins
First Birthday-The theme/invitation, First cake
Reflections on baby’s first year
Letters from Mommy and Daddy
Your family history
Day-care (caregivers, what the room looks like, etc.)
25 Things that Make You You
Watch me grow (monthly pictures of baby side-by-side)-might consider calendar kit club
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Yikes, I hope you never have to worry about that one!!
Becky & Jody were in "getting their scrap fix" yesterday while visiting family for the holidays. They have both moved out of state and have watched their local stores close & wow, now MM is their only source of scrappin' goodness. While that is awesome for MM, it makes me so sad for scrappers not to have a local store. We talked about how tough it is NOT to have a store in the area that you can run to match cardstock to your pics or solid paper, find that perfect pattern paper & embellishment & just walk around enjoying the smell of ALL THAT PAPER (these girls walked around the store for HOURS). That thought just terrifies me-I don't think I could scrap like that-i love being able to come to MM at midnight if i need to (ha ha), well i know that's a little spoiled, but seriously I can not imagine being able to walk around a store touching & feeling all the cool scrappin' goodies. Let's all support our local scrapbook stores!!!! Without them, scrappin' as we know it will go away. Even the scrap weekends/conventions will not survive if scrappers don't have a local store to keep them involved & scrappin'.
Note to self: Things I'm thankful for-MY local scrapbook store!!!!
MM is committed to this awesome hobby of scrapbooking, to our family of scrapbookers & we're hanging in there. but we do NEED YOUR SUPPORT. I know you've seen the numerous emails this week of stores in nearby towns closing and I can't say how sorry I am for these owners-its got to be soooo hard to let that dream go and to the scrappers who will need to drive farther to find their next local store. :(
On a happier note-I can't tell you how GREAT it was to see these awesome 2 talented scrapper friends!!!! They always have so much excitement, enthusiasm and even brainstormed with me a bit--just makes me MISS them more when they leave!! Wish we could rewind a few years back when they were the croppin' excitement every Friday night!!!
Here's a few fun things that came in today:
Wacky Wednesday: 25% off blue/black floral tote
Monday, December 27, 2010
Good Morning Scrappers!!
I sure hope your Christmas holiday was everything you wished it would be!!!
Well, you know what that means, we're all thinking of New Year Resolutions now!!!! Yep, this is the perfect time to set some goals to get more pages created in 2011--MMU is a great way to step outside your box!!!!! We have some awesome classes-we sure hope you will take advantage of many of them!!! Memory Mania is here to inspire & motivate you to get more scrappin' done in 2011.
Masters Kit Club will be ready today-there are a few open spots for membership-call or come by for more info!!! What a great way to get great savings every month on the hottest new products (30% Savings monthly).
Monday Madness: Buy 1, Get 2 Basic Grey Papers
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Friday, December 24, 2010
If your husband has that "deer in the headlights" look this morning over breakfast, give him a hug & let him know that Memory Mania is open from 9am-2pm today!!!
The best part of Christmas is yet to come . . . laughing & enjoying times with our family, midnight mass are my joys of Christmas!!! I hope yours is very Merry & filled with love, hugs & beautiful memories!!!!
Thank you for letting Memory Mania share your life & experiences this past year!!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Season Kit Club (monthly kit highlighting the month or holiday)
Baby Kit Club highlighting the baby's 1sts
Toddler Kit Club highlighting fun times of a toddler-typically select girl or boy
School Kit Club - 1-12th grade
Disney Kit Club is already in full swing-but there are a few spots if you are interested in joining.
and there is MASTERS KIT CLUB which is a product kit with enough supplies to create at least 2 layouts with jumpstart ideas provided by our awesome design team.
Click here for sign up form in the newsletter OR stop by the store to sign up and start gathering your pictures-we'll do the rest.
20% Thursday: Expandable Folders
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Last day to register-there is much preparations to be finalized so today is absolutely the LAST day to register for CCL Click here to register !!!!!
$15 off Calendar Kit (WITH THIS COUPON)
Wacky Wednesday: 50% Tim Holtz Embellishments & Stamps
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
One Love designed by Stephanie Powers
How really cool Steph's layout is!!!! I love this Sassafrass paper & embellishment card pack. I love that Stephanie used photos through the years to celebrate her 20th anniversary!!! WOW-that alone is pretty outstanding-20 years!!! Congratulations!!!
A little recipe:
Cheesy Rice Crawfish Casserole
(aka Allison's crawfish dish)
2 cups rice
Vegetables: Onion,Bell Pepper,Garlic
½ stick butter
2 lbs crawfish
2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
16 oz jalapeno cheese dip
Cook 2 cups of rice. Sauté 1 large onion, bell pepper, and a little garlic in ½ stick butter. Add 2 pounds of crawfish and simmer 10 minutes, add cap of crawfish boil. Add 2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup and 16 ounces jalapeno cheese dip. Salt to taste. Add cooked rice. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. This recipe makes a FULL 9x13 casserole dish.
What's new today:
2fer Tuesday: Printed Transparency
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Monday, December 20, 2010
Too Sweet created by Ashlyn Cline
Ahh, how sweet is Drew? These are some adorable photos!!!!!
I love the Maya road chipboard & the ribbon & slides are just perfect for this layout.
Take a look at this sketch & see how Ashlyn was able to alter the sketch somewhat to include more 4x6 photos!!! Great job Nanny-I'm sure Angele was speechless when she saw this layout!!!
We would love to see YOUR layouts in Monday Masterpieces - Email me your layout using Memory Mania Masterpieces Page 58 by December 26!!!
What's new this week:
Breathless for all you Twilight fans
More Star Wars
Cool GUY paper
Monday Madness: Buy Christmas Embellishment & get matching paper free
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Friday, December 17, 2010
Tim Holtz Vegabond-arriving at Memory Mania Tuesday
We will have one in store for viewing & orders will be taken
MSRP $299, prepaid-pre-orders $199.00 (for a limited time)
If you are busy, these are a perfect solution!!!
There is a life documented kit which is in the masters kit (1 left)
There is also a school themed kit (2 left)
Simple Stories is a refreshingly simple, stress-free scrapbooking, designed for scrapbookers of all levels who want to share their life stories in a simple, yet beautiful way without the time, guilt and stress. Scrapbooking can take as little or as much time as you choose.
Simple Stories has received rave reviews from scrapbookers. In fact, the new Simple Stories Ele.ment.ary collection was highlighted on the Creating Keepsakes blog as one of September
2010 CK’s Latest-and-Greatest products, and the popular Life Documented collection is featured in the November 2010 Scrapbook Trends issue!
Created by Stephanie Powers
Created by Jody Sorey
$5 Friday: Shimmerz Bling Glitter Paint (2 for $5)
Don't forget to watch our own South Louisiana Variety Show weekly- Standing Ovation Variety Show
Ascension/Livingston: Eatel Channel 4: Fri 7:30-8:30pm, Sat. 2:30-3:30pm, Sun 2:30-3:30pm
Baton Rouge - Cox Channel 713 & 113: Saturday 8pm to 9pm; Sunday 1pm to 2pm
New Orleans Cox Channel 116: Saturday 8pm to 9pm; Sunday 1pm to 2pm
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Don't forgot your scrappin' buddies or put a bug in Santa's ear
We have all things from stocking stuffers to the BIG thing you've been waiting for all year.
And how stinkin' cute are these shirts?????
And if you haven't been a REALLY good girl, at least you're taking the 12x12 step plan!!!!
I'm all excited about scrappin' this morning-working on CCL agenda and I just can't wait!!!!!
Nametags, rooms, tables, shirts, pants, make take specials, are ALL cross checked-completing the agenda is on MY agenda today, he he. Yikes, gotta find some time to get that shopping in.
I crossed paths this week with some really inspiring ladies-what a blessing!!! I know its a crazy time of the year, but its also that time of the year that so many people struggle with--the holidays for lots of different reasons. Wouldn't this be a "wonderful life" if each day we really listened to what people (are not saying) and are extra sweet to people when no one is watching?!?!?! Everyone needs a SMILE-sometimes its the person you see with a really big smile that's bearing the deepest of hurts-you just never know. It's the season of giving-and its "not tangible" gifts that are deeply appreciated. Have an AWESOME day today-Jesus loves YOU!!
30% Thursday: Wall Canvas (stock up, its a great deal)
Check-in at Memory Mania for additional savings!!!
Thanks for reading, not sure what was in my cheerios this morning, but I hope its contagious!!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
WOW, just in time for Christmas!!!!! Wouldn't this be a perfect gift for your scrappin' friend OR for yourself??? These are SOOOO cute-limited quantities, so get yours today 225-744-2767.
MORE Masterpiece Inspiration
Sleeping Beauty created by Jennifer Marino
Pages, 37 & 39
Jennifer used the basic layout of sketch 37 & altered adding the picture layout from Page 39. She really put her HEART into this layout, hand creating the crown embellishment from tissue, rolling tissue paper on a pencil and glued each piece on the chipboard crown. It look a long time but she was really pleased with the results. I loved the eye catching title & precious photos of this little princess. Great Job Jennifer making this MAGICAL layout which I'm sure your daughter will cherish forever!!!!
Products: EK Success: stickers, Disney heart princess paper, Disney pink sparkle paper; cupcake daisy stripe by doodlebug design; glitter cardstock, chipboard
Meeting Hunter created by Frances Cole
Pages 23, 34 & 67
WOW-this little man was introduced "in style". I love the brown trim & how Frances brought in the animal print paper to make more masculinity to this sweet little layout!!! I love the creative use of the chipboard keytags, inked for journaling & all tied together. I also especially liked the creative photo mat, the eyelet look is so "baby"!! Great job Frances!!!
That is the end of the AWESOME contest entries. I sure have enjoyed seeing ALL of these ladies creativity and I sure hope to see more!!! Wouldn't you like to see more challenges & contest? We'll be having a monthly challenge, contest with Masters Kit Club so stay tuned for details-your next Masters Kit could be FREE!!!!!!
Wacky Wednesday: 50% off 7Gypsies vintage receipt holder (check out the samples at the store
of how to use this awesome little frame-GREAT GIFT IDEA!!!!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Serenaded by Nature created by Pam Boudreaux
Memory Mania Masterpieces Pages, 28 & 48
Wow, these photos take your breath away-AWESOME!!!
Pam used the left side of p. 28 & right side of 48 substituting embellishment for photo. Pam incorporated a trend from October CK, page. 29 placing a title over stickers on tag & pulled together with raffia. Pam painted the raffia green to look like a weed. Another trend we've seen used alot lately are "leaves" (October CK, p.102). She punched leaf die cuts, stamped a dotted pattern on them & chalked them.
Great job Pam, I loved the PHOTOS, dimensions of the title, the pocket for journaling, Sassafrass borders and the way the whimsical stamps added serenity to the layout. Great job!!
Pa Pattern paper: Sassafras Indi Girl (Headphones on); Sassafras Indi Girl (Electic Elegance); Sassafras cardstock stickers (Indie Sweet Treats); Journal pockets (KI Memories); Cricut cartridge “Cuttin’ Up”; Punches for big leaves, and small leaf/twig; Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Flourishes stamps; Inks: Black and brown ink Other: Bronze bradsRecipe for the week: Corn & Shrimp Soup (FYI-5 points per serving)
3 Tbsp cooking oil
3 tbsp flour
Vegetables (1 medium onion, 1/2 ribs celery, 1 cup shallots, 3 cloves garlic, 1 med bell pepper,
4 tbsp parsley)
1 can stewed tomatoes
15 oz can Rotel
2 can whole kernal corn
1 can cream style corn
5 qts water
2 lbs shrimp
1 carton crabmeat
Make roux; add all vegetables; cook 10 min until onion is tender; Add tomatoes, both kinds and cook 10 minutes longer; stirring constantly; add both corns, water & seasonings; simmer 1 hour; add shrimp; cook 30 min. Serves 10 to 12; I didn't put it, but you KNOW i put 1 cap of crab boil LOL.
LIn time for holidays:
1 pack of Mexican cheese
1 pack of Pizza cheese
1 diced onion
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup chopped pecans
Cayenne pepper/Tabasco to taste
MIX everything; PUT in mold overnight; Put strawberry preserves in the center-serve with crackers.
2fer Tuesday: Buy Sassafrass Sticker, get matching paper free
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Monday, December 13, 2010
Created by Vanessa Babin
MM Masterpiece Book, Pages 43 and 100
Yo-Yo's are coming back in a BIG way. Have you seen the yo-yo's on shirts now, on purchases, on headbands and even in scrapbooks?? I couldn't pass these up-come check out our yo-yo necklaces (asst colors)!!!
Monday Madness: 50% off sticky back canvas
Reminder: Only 2 days left to register for ccl!!!
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Friday, December 10, 2010
Wondermelon created by Jeanna Baron
MM Masterpieces, Pages 21, 22 & 27
#21-copied the right side of layout but used on the left side of
mine; kept the 5x7 and the 2x2 pictures but instead of the 3x5 I put
a flower embellishment.
#22-flipped semicircle to the top of my layout and made it into a
#27-used the right side of the layout but changed the picture
sizes to one 4x6 and two 3x5's.
Jeana tore the white paper, chalked the edges & matted on green paper and then hand stitched around it in brown to bring out the brown seeds used on watermelon. For the flowers: cut out strips of pattern paper ranging from 1/2" to 1" wide, fold paper back and forth to look like an accordian & adhere the two ends and spread out the paper in a circle to make a flower. She used different colored Brads for centers of flowers.
WOW-i love the tearing & stitching around the focal photo which ties in with the seeds & flowers!!! I also really liked the tiny ribbons/beads accenting the other photo!!! GREAT JOB!!!
$5 Friday: Radiant Rain Spritz
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Thursday, December 09, 2010
Turkey Day created by Darlene Quebedeaux
Darlene combined MM Masterpiece Sketches on Pages 11, 96 & 42
Darlene painted the edges of all of her photos, cardstock & strips of paper. Title was printed using Talkin Turkey font on transparency & gold leafing pen to fill in the letters. Turkeys were also printed on transparency. Leaves were punched out with copper tone foil & alcohol ink on some of them. She used a heat gun to change the color. Probably my favorite thing is that she used the large Heidi Swapp flower petals as the turkey feathers-accented with gold leafing & glimmer mist. Great job on the flip up page (Darlene is teaching an MMU Class in January showing you how to preserve your Christmas Cards-check it out).
Do you need some help stepping "outside of the box"??
Wanna learn some cool stuff about your cricut?
Come crop the weekend away in January
Less than 30 days away . . . Registration closes in 6 days
Are you a Tim Holtz fan? Click here for the 12 days of Christmas tag inspiration!!!
30% Thursday: Dear Lizzy Christmas Stamp
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Don't be left out!!!!!! 225-744-2767
Register online today
All pre-ordered make take kit specials & shirts & Pants are ready for pickup. OR we can bring them to the hotel for pickup there if that is more convenient.
TRIPLE THE FUN CLASS with 3 BFF's
Friday, January 7 3:30-5:30
2 of 3 layouts to be completed PLUS you get an awesome croppin' TOOL to take home-check out the layouts & GUESS what it is!!!!
For some mid-week inspiration - check this link and see several layouts (click on individual names) using the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas Line (still on the new wall at Memory Mania).
Wacky Wednesday: Buy Maya road mini chip set and get Maya kraft tag 1/2 off
"CHECK IN" on your smart phone at Memory Mania for an added savings today
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Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Masterpiece Pages 50 & 18, Designed by Audrey Wascome
WOW-this layout really speaks to a mother's heart!!!! I loved all of the sentimental things Audrey used on her layout. This is sure to be a layout treasured for many generations.
Audrey deconstructed her son's (Rex) 1st birthday outfit. All of the red and white striped cloth, as well as the buttons on the page is from the outfit, sewn onto the page. The gumball machine is the applique from the outfit (on the left side of the layout (page 50) instead of a 4x5 picture.)
Circles were cut to mat photos resembling gumballs.
Focal photo is awesome & definitely captures the theme of the layout.
Letters: Lush chipboard stickers and studio calico rub-ons (inked& dimensional magic), Adorn-it; Journaling -label maker with red ribbon.
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug petite prints (swimming pool dot-grid & ladybug/daisy stripe); Bella Blvd. Socialite; Bo Bunny deep sea dot;
Ink: teal & Cranberry
Great job Audrey!!!
Cheesy Chicken Pastry
Vegetables: Onion, Green onions, garlic
Boneless Chicken breast (depends on servings)
8 slices of American cheese
Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
1 stick butter
Boil chicken breasts until white; Cut 2 pastry sheets into 1/3rds & put on baking sheet (coated with Pam) & bake at 400 for 15 min.;
While waiting on above step: melt butter, saute onions & garlic; add 1/4 cap crab boil, add mushroom soup & simmer 5 min.; Add 4 slices of cheese, stir & simmer 2 min, add other 4 slices of cheese & green onions & simmer 5 minutes (if you like spicy add 1/4 cut more crab boil), drain chicken breasts & chop into cubes & fold into cheesy mixture;
Serve cheesy mixture over pastry. Yum!!!
2fer Tuesday: Cardmaker Magazines
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Monday, December 06, 2010
Heather Banker, Fall Leaf Pile
WOW-this contest took quite a while to judge. Additional judges were brought in to break the tie between the 8 layouts presented by the top 8 of the CCL Page Contest. The layouts were scored based on: Color Compliment, Design, Uniqueness, Updated products/techniques !! This is a HUGE Compliment to each of these girls!!!!!!!
Heather used the MM Masterpieces Page 70 & 48. She used the circle title idea in top left of p. 70 & used the strips of paper as shown on pg. 2 of p. 48 and flipped the sketch on pg. 1 so some of my strips went vertical. She also used the idea of placing a sub title on the bottom of pg. 1 & moved it closer to the left side.
Some of the comments that the judges forwarded to me were: The color spotlighted the pictures. Unique ribbon use in the title, journaling in swirls with child’s name, design very balanced & pleasing to the eye. Loved the use of dew drops throughout layout. The photos are still highlight on the layout.
Stay tuned as I will be posting layouts each day highlighting each layout & the things the judges like most about each one. There will be so much inspiration on the blog this week-I hope you tune in to take notes, print pics & scraplift them. Perfect timing for OOPS'ing for CCL!!!!Great job!!! Heather wins a $100 store credit & gets to PASS IT ON - one lucky person chosen by Heather will attend CCL FREE.
Monday Madness: 50% off Tim Holtz products
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