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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
WOW-you're going to love these fast & easy papers for May Masters Kit Club. Add in the quick & easy Bazzill pleats (cardstock already pleated for you). LOVE how Noelle inked her pleats & shaped them on her page (We Love Snowballs) and Stephanie used hers (FAMILY) on her title & focal photo. Who can't use Bella Blvd. awesome Family papers-love the photos that Jody chose for her layout (You can Always Lean on Me)-fun, crazy & loving family pics!!!! Comforts of Home by Signify is a new line for the Memory Mania-love the banner Heather created with flowers (Laughter). Thanks Noelle-now I'm craving a sno-ball ha ha.
I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday-I sure did!!! I celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary--wow, it doesn't really feel like it could possibly be that long OR that I could possibly be that old to have a 25th anniversary ha ha. I was feeling a little bit silly (or stupid) and thought I'd slip on my wedding dress & parade into the living room about 7:30 last night. OK stop laughing!!!! It did make John's night & of course he was snapping pics with his iphone which of course, I threatened divorce if he showed one person ha ha. On a serious note, just putting the dress on I remembered how nervous, excited & hopeful we were at 7:30pm 25 years ago. Don't you sometimes wish you could have moved forward in time wrote yourself a letter (or just trusted God more). If so, I think my letter to my 22 year old self would have read: Don't be so nervous, but yes be excited & hopeful because the best is yet to be. See that cute guy standing next to you-you'll never believe it but when he gets a little gray-you will think he is 10 times more good looking than his 21 year old self. Your love grows deeper everytime he does something sweet around the house or takes time with our 2 beautiful sons. The way you think you love him right now is nothing compared to the love you will feel 25 years from now. Don't sweat it when things aren't perfect-where's the fun in that, trust GOD more, his plans for you are way better than what you think your dreams are. I am so excited & hopeful-I can hardly wait to see what's in store for the next 25 years!!!
2fer Tuesday: Buy1 diamond dew drops baggie-get one FREE
Friday, May 27, 2011
Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called "Decoration Day" to commemorate the soldiers killed in the Civil War. Over the years, it has become a day to remember all U.S. men and woman killed or missing in action from all wars. And, since school is out-that's the history lesson for today ha ha.
We R Memory Keepers has the perfect papers (at MM) for you to dress up/decorate your Cupcakes for your memorial day gathering-come check it out!!!!! Don't forget to take lots of photos for your scrapbook pages - there are so many papers to choose from!!!
A special thanks to all those men and woman (and their families) for their courage and sacrifice that paved the way for our freedom. God bless USA!!!
This is a bit early, because on Memorial Day I will be celebrating my 25th anniversary with my hubby and NO COMPUTER!!! Enjoy & be safe!!!!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
KUDOS to everyone for participating MMU since 2001-lots of people to thank!!!!
Thank you to the incredibly inspiring teachers-BEST in the country, 450 energetic students that have attending over the last 10 years!!!! As you know, i am deeply passionate about scrapbook education and I have enjoyed seeing to motivation, inspiration & creativity that has come from this awesome Memory Mania University-it has definitely been a dream come true. The memories I cherish most are: the friendships, the 1,000s of ideas the teachers have come up with & the many many compliments of the students for all of the ways they have learned & continue to learn & use past ideas!!!! I have sooo enjoyed every single class, weather teaching or taking them-thank you, thank you for making this dream come true.
Wacky Wednesday: 25% off Tim Holtz Paper Pad
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Justin's 1st Birthday Party Invitation
June/July Issue just in
Cricut Birthdays Idea Book
Wow, I've been so impressed by all of the non-scrappers that know what a cricut is and those that use it regularly!!!!! Many for school bulletin boards, classroom, cake decorating and the latest is BIRTHDAYS!!. Cupcake toppers, banners, invitations, etc. we have seen some really cute creations!!!
Birthday parties have come a long way baby-I was pretty darn proud of myself 18 years ago with my little Peter Rabbit Book Invitation for Justin's first birthday party-it was hand-traced with a pencil & colored in with crayons by Dane and we were so proud!!!! Now today . . . just a few chirps from the cricut & voila!!! I can't wait to flip through this Birthday issue for many, many ideas (although, not sure if i can use anything for my 23 year old birthday coming up LOL)
Pardon my reminiscing . . . Justin was a HUGE Peter Rabbit fan-maybe because that was how his nursery was decorated and I read the books all of the time ha ha. Ok, so maybe his mom was a big Peter Rabbit fan. But before scrapbooks & putting all of creative energy into Memory Mania-I was obsessed with birthday parties--my really special memories are the ways we prepared for the parties (Dane, Justin, Mallory & Mrs. Judy) -really more fun than actual party!!!
Ok, so your laugh for today . . .
One of my first scrapbook layouts created 13 years ago!!!
For the Peter Rabbit Party we recreated the garden with a white fence and really large cut outs of vegetables & seed packets on sticks - I'm having to look a scrapbook page to remember all of the details-the game was finding the most hidden vegetables in the garden, etc. Its kind of hard to tell since i cut all of these pictures with scallop scissors-and check out the Mrs. Grossman stickers ha ha. OK, stop laughing, life was really tough before scrapbook stores.
AVAILABLE TODAY AT MM: Cricut Birthdays 2011 Idea Book. Over 130 pages of birthday inspiration, all created with your Cricut Machine. From parties, party decor, invitations, cards, favors, layouts and even Cricut Cake ideas! Packed with ideas for everyone! Cricut has your party covered, so get ready to celebrate.
Cricut tip: When trying to figure out which cartridge a specific shape is on - check this out: http://www.mycutsearch.com. FYI, MM now has "Cupcake" cricut cartridge for rent.
2fer Tuesday: Purchase 2 papers from generic paper section & get 2 free
Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday Madness: 20% off Zap Embossing gun
Friday, May 20, 2011
Here's what Cosmo Cricket says about their new Glubers: By now you know that Glubers is a word. The projects you can create are simply amazing. Flowers, Flowers, and more Flowers.
We have this sneaking suspicion that as creative as you are, you will come up with some brilliant ideas. This was hilarious on Cosmo Cricket site so I had to share it:
#10- If your child has been really naughty, put them in the corner with a Gluber on their nose, and press them against the wall (caution- the timeout may become permanent)
#9- If you like talking on the phone, it could work as a hands free option
#8- It's more painful than waxing but more effective
#7-If you're a Klepto, just think you can pick up anything without leaving a finger print
#6- One pair can hold-up your strapless bra for many evenings of salsa dancing
#5- It can hold your coffee cup to your dashboard, But your going to need a really long straw
#4- Your husband will never lose the remote. It will be stuck to his hand permanently. Oh we forgot, it probably already is
#3- Convince your friends you can perform Circus balancing acts. For example, place a Gluber on the end of your chin, then place the handle of your Swiffer on your chin. You will be a huge hit with the kids in your neighborhood . To really impress, then adhere a Bowling ball to the other end of the Swiffer.
#2- If you accidentally cut your finger off with your paper trimmer, and it has been less than 5 minutes, simply re-adhere with a Gluber
#1- If it has been longer than 5 minutes, Don't worry, you can use a Gluber to keep your hospital gown closed.Ok, as they say on TV, don't try any of this at home. Anyway, its all in words of Cosmo-just thought i'd share a chuckle with you this morning!!!
$5 Friday: Tattered Angels Chalkboard ink or Glam Ink for $5
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Take Part 1 or Part II or BOTH-Join us for the day & complete 4 double page spreads
Princesses 11am-1pm $20*plus kit $13.99
Character Craze 1:30-3:30pm $20**plus kit $13.99
Call today to register 225-744-2767
30% Thursday: K & Co Bride to Be Album Kit
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Checking in . . . (My favorite part)
Winning great prizes
cropping the nite away
Ideas, ideas, and getting MORE ideas
We are so excited about the CCL XXI, can you believe its our 21st 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-tell us on facebook!!!!
If you haven't attended one yet-this is the perfect time-please join us-its a lot of good, clean, fun!!!!!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Designed by Noelle Landry
Graphic 45 Le Cirque
Noelle has done it again! Some of us feel limited by whole sheets of patterned paper, but Noelle looks right past the print and makes it work WITH her photos! And who isn't ALWAYS looking for new ideas for ways to use ribbon? The pleated look works really well here, as well as the ribbon flags coming from beneath the photos on the left. What else could YOU use this printed paper for? There are LOADS of possibilities...
So what is your favorite pattern paper line?
For me, Echo Park has been a favorite this year-I have LOVED all that I see-especially their NEW generic prints (dots/stripes) in all of our favorite colors--can't wait to show you when it arrives tomorrow!!!
2fer Tuesday: Embellishment Baggies
Monday, May 16, 2011
Your scrapbooks MAY get you a FREE vacation, ha ha. Well, not really free, but when I'm ready to go on vacation and John is telling me all the reasons we should skip this year, I just leave a few of our vacation scrapbooks on the coffee table & go about my business. Soon, John is flipping through the pages of London, Cruises, Jamaica, Hawaii, Destin--and within a few days, he's remembered the many reasons we SHOULD go on vacation, and WHERE we go-works like a charm every time. I'm evil, I know, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right? And right now, I gotta get to the beach
That's just the funny part, but I really love that I'm documenting our life. John used to think that my scrapbooking and picture taking was insane. But, when he saw just how quickly the boys were growing up, how much they changed, and how much we forget, he understood & became my biggest supporter. Sometimes if I'm not taking enough pics, he'll say "Take this for the scrapbook"-I'm really dying laughing inside!!! It wasn't that hard of a sale since I had created a scrapbook of John's "baseball years" when he graduated from high school-and can I tell you, if he glimpses that book-he'll look at it for hours-even now 28 years later. Its also pretty cool to see all of my scrapbooks rearranged on the coffee table & shelves after a visit from friends of the boys-I just LOVE that they can enjoy their "recent past" with their friends.
Remember, put your scrapbooks out in the open to be enjoyed by your family-it doesn't matter if its not complete-you will be motivated to finish when you see how much they are enjoying the memories!!! Also, a great tip is to jot down things they say when looking at the books-for journaling.
Monday Madness: $3 off kits (kit clubs excluded) today only!!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
This is one of my FAVORITE classes because it gives me a couple of "Outside MY box" layouts!!!! Deneen does an awesome job at customizing to your photos. In layout 1 (of 2) above-you email her one photo & she prints on canvas for the center of your layout-its SOOO cool. Then for Layout 2 (of 2), you email her 1-3 photos, and she chooses the paper & embellishments (using sketch on p. 40 of Masterpiece Book)-this is ALWAYS my favorite because its normally something i would not have thought to pull or put together and i always LOVE IT!!!! There is alot of prep & time needed for this class - so registration will close Friday-May 13th. Please email pictures or drop them off as soon as possible and latest is Friday-May 13th.
There are a few spots left-call today to register!! 225-744-2767
30% Thursday: All paper in the generic Section
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We don't want you to miss the CCL Weekend Scrapbook Retreat!!!! Its the last one at Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA!!! Please join us for lots of scrappin', girl time & just good ole' fun!!!
Click here for registration online or visit our store at 17424 Airline Highway, Suite 9, Prairieville, LA
Wacky Wednesday: $15 Masterpiece Book
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Created by Stephanie Powers
There's just something powerful about BIG photos. You can get an 8x10 print in an hour for under $3.00, so take advantage and use more enlargements on your layouts! The wacky pics (the ones we think didn't come out) normally turn out to be my FAVORITE photos-the special ones I cherish. SO KUDOS to Steph for specifically capturing these times. When these guys are men (well, we know guys never grow up LOL), they are really going to cherish these funny times with friends-they may deny it-but betcha they keep these.
One down and one more to go-I finished my niece, Elaina's scrapbook & presented to her on Sunday for Mother's day-it was oh so cool to see everyone's responses, BUT her Dad stole the show-he sang a song to her-WOW talk about something to treasure forever-not a dry eye in the house. SO, 4 more layouts for Shelby's book-so I ran over to MM to pick up these papers that Steph used & I plan to scraplift this one tonight!!!!! Sorry I can't share my scraplifted page-his album is still a surprise.
So which page of the masters team has inspired you to scraplift? ...bring your photos in with you when you shop. Our girls are great at helping you pick the perfect papers and embellishments to complement your pictures . If you want to scraplift this layout, these products are available at Memory Mania on freestyle endcap.
2fer Tuesday: School section paper BOGO
Friday, May 06, 2011
Above is the April, 2011 Masters Kit Club Design Team layouts debuting Crate Paper Portrait and Bazzill Grandma's Feather Bed Collections. I always love the variety of designs by the design team.-don't you just love seeing what 3 people can do with the exact same papers?
Saturday, May 7th is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!!!! Memory Mania would like to thank you for your continued support over the last 12 years!!! We are offering this awesome sale on Saturday-hint-the early bird gets the worm-HAPPY SCRAPBOOK DAY!!
To qualify for the savings-any purchases checked out during these times - get the specified savings!!
9:30-10:00 35% off
2- 4:00 15%
$5 Friday: Specialty ribbon 3 yds/$5
Thursday, May 05, 2011
WOW-one of the new HOT embellishments this year is PLEATS. We've seen several companies variation of pleats-our picks are the Satin Pleated Ribbon & the Bazzill Perfectly Pleated.
If you love the look of pleated paper but would rather pull your hair out than score, fold, and crease over and over again – this product is for you. Cut any size or width you like. Show the thread or don’t. Pleats are sewn down on one side with matching thread. Measures 1.5″ x 12″ with 1/2″ pleats. Four strips per package. Choose from six colors: Fussy, Kiwi, Phoenix, Pinecone, Lily White and Blackbird.
30% Thursday: Pet Section
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
YES, YES, YOU do deserve a break!!!
You know your hubby and kids will be scrambling around all week trying to decide what to get you for Mother's Day...Make it easy on them! Tell them all you want is a cropping weekend at CCL!!!
WHY make them guess? You'll end up with flowers that'll die or ANOTHER mug that says "World's Greatest Mom"!!! They'll LOVE you for giving them a hint... Tell them to come to Memory Mania and pay your way to CCL!!!! Then you'll ALL be happy Sunday!!
Happy Mother's Day!!
Wacky Wednesday: 25% off Home/Family Section
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Fiesta Amigos designed by Jody Sorey
Thinking OUTSIDE the BOX can be tough for us at times...Do you ever look at products like this and think, "I can't use this; I don't have pictures from Mexico!" Check out the precious pictures Jody took of her girls a few years ago with the sombreros; she hadn't thought about scrapbooking them in years, but when she saw this paper, it motivated her to dig through her storage album to scrap them--pretty exciting since she hadn't looked at these photos in a while. We just love how Jody pushes the boundaries with themed products like this! We also love how she cut the large bracket and used it in two different places instead of thinking it has to be used as is. How can YOU push yourself outside of YOUR box this week? If you want to lift this layout, we have all the products handy for you, so just come by and ask!
ALSO, Cinco de Mayo is this week - take some pics of you and your friends eating Mexican food and drinking margaritas! These products would be PERFECT!!
2fer Tuesday: Paper in Teen Section - BOGO
Monday, May 02, 2011
We R Memory Keepers
Little Yellow Bicycle
NEW Satin pleated ribbon
Good morning scrappers!!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!!!! WOW, I had a great time scrapbooking with my buddies-trying to finish my graduation albums for my niece & nephew. I'm pretty excited about it now as one is finished and only 3 layouts shy of completing the 2nd one. NOW i just can't wait to share with them & their families-what a great gift!!!
I hope the new products above will motivate you to set aside some scrappin' time for yourself-it sure is "just what the doctor ordered"--relaxing & fun, not to mention visiting with friends-priceless!!!
Friday, April 29, 2011
To reiterate a few points from Stacy Julian's book,The Big Picture
* USE your photos to make connections,
*CLOSE YOUR EYES, OPEN BRAIN, REMOVE “CAUGHT UP” from your mind;
*ENJOY NOW, LIVE NOW, JOT DOWN YOUR MEMORIES, and scrap in small increments on more regular basis;
* It’s scary, but chronological is NOT the only way to scrapbook;
*USE YOUR PHOTOS to tell a MORE compelling and meaningful story of the life of you & your family.
*Organize, Prioritize and Celebrate the happiest moments in your life.
I did find this helpful. If you have decades of photos to organize-this is some great advice:
* Rent a chick flick
* Bought some Cal's brownies
*Gather all photos in one placeGet your photo box, WHILE WATCHING CHICK FLICK:
* Photos in packets - label season/year i.e, Winter, 2007, Spring 2007, (put aside until later)
* Loose photos – 3 steps:
sort all by 1) decade in photo box, 2) then take one decade & sort by year; 3) then take & sort by season
NOW, decide which photos you wish to scrapbook & put 2-3 in one pocket of 3 up album, so that one page of 3 up album are photos to use on a double page layout. THIS makes it so easy to flip quickly through book to pull the ones you need. Also, since you have already edited photos for the layout-your layout comes together quickly.
NOTE: as you are reviewing photos-when you see a FAVORITE PHOTO-pull it for some of those connections pages we talked about. Most times you have more photos than you can fit on a layout- so here is where it was helpful to pull photos that didn't necessarily fit into the EVENT page & pull for personality or connection pages.
THEN it fills so good to be able to decide which album does it slide into: US, People we Love, Places, etc.
Hope this helps-so go rent your movie, pick up the brownies AND sort away AND PRINT!!!!!
Have an awesome weekend!!
$5 Friday: 5 yards of regular ribbon ON ROLLS for $5
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Summarizing this system
· Trust yourself to customize the system to work for you – I sort my digital photos by month/year-i do like my 3 up albums by season/year.
· If you have years of unorganized photos, setting up storage albums will take LOTS of time, but its time well spent. Once you’ve organized them, maintaining them is quite easy.
· Trust the System- you may not scrapbook all of these photos in storage album-it’s a working filing system; after 2 years, review, if not going to scrapbook, them move LOVINGLY to cold storage and scrapbook some more recent pictures with fresher memories with your perspective now.
· You’re in charge. You get to decide how & when to carry it out.
· Yes, you are filling these albums to EVENTUALLY empty them-sort of like your pantry, you can’t cook with it, if its not in your pantry AND going to the store (or sorting through pictures) wastes your time to cook (create). SO, you should only put pictures in the album that you feel is worth your creative efforts. IF NOT, throw away or if you can’t do that, put it in cold storage.
· Don’t overplan. You and your scrapbook interests change over time. Scrapbook what you are inspired to create, NOT what comes next. Don’t pin yourself down to doing an 8x8 for each vacation & putting 1 page in things we do, etc. something else may occur to you to be more meaningful.
· Here’s the deal: You won’t scrapbook photos you don’t see. Use & add to your storage album “to be scrapbooked photos”. Print your digital pics that you may use on a page; you know WHERE they go now, so sort, print & store.
· Don’t sweat the small stuff – live, make memories and be happy now. Perfection is WAY over-rated.
· HAVE FUN!!!! Scrapbooking is FUN, it’s a hobby, not a chore. Take it all in, I love the colors, the pretty papers and embellishments to help me tell a story. Enjoy the process, don’t make it a means to an end or a to do list.
· Don’t over plan the next 5 years! Life happens & plans change, don’t set yourself up for disappointment
· “Life is crazy and the craziness is the fun part; life happens, let it”. Stacy Julian
· Sifting through boxes of photos robs you of your scrapbook time-so having them organized ALLOWS you to scrapbook them.
· Photo storage allows your family to view pictures now & you can jot journaling notes as they look at them.So do you think you're up for this project? Feel free to email me with any questions & change it to fit YOUR needs.
Big Picture Scrapbooking by Stacy Julian,
Simple Scrapbooks, May June 2007
30% Thursday: Easter Section
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
· Cropper Hopper Photo Box-Step 1: Organize photos by decade into the sections of a photo box. This is my personal favorite as it holds 2000 photos. The dividers make it easy to being sorting & continue to use it for cold storage. It made it easier to then take each decade & break it down chronologically by year-season.
· Pioneer 3-up Photo Album-Step 2: Transfer photos that you plan to scrapbook into 3 up Album. Group these by double page spread into 1-2 sleeves in storage album labeled by the season, year. Extras are tossed remain in the Cropper Hopper Photo Box. Other brands I’ve bought, haven’t held up-Pioneer makes the best 3 up album. Seeing them at a glance will help you when you are flipping through pictures for inspiration.
· 2 drawer index card file; Great to file non-event photos into categories (much like tagging in the digital world), people, places & things in your life that do not fall into theme pages, or those photos that you want to scrapbook about personality, feelings and behind the scenes stories.
This next suggestion may a little outside of your box-but think about it a bit-this turned out to be some of my favorite layouts!!! Remember these are just photo organization suggestions, take what you like & leave the rest. I chose to only do people for the category drawers.
Category Drawers: Its easy to get focused on scrappin’ the “events” in our life because they happen so often (holidays, first day of school, birthday and there are enough to keep you croppin’ until the cows come home, B UT don’t forget the little moments in life are sometimes your kids want to know the most about. My mom did take those little moment pictures but I want to know what we were doing, what was she doing when we did that, how it made her feel to see us imitating her motherly chores, etc.
· Looking through your storage albums, pull pictures that don’t fall into events, your favorite photos, personality photos, etc.
· “Pull pictures that have a CONNECTION between generations, locations & events that aren’t bound by geography or chronology that captures the richness of your life and the people, places & things in it.” Stacy Julian.
Scrapbook Layout Storage: I chose Maude Asbury Albums -they hold 30-40 pages depending on depth-not recommended more than 3".
o Black Album - US (John, Tammy, Dane, Justin)
o Red Album - People we love (Mom, Dad, sisters, brothers, extended family, friends, other people you admire)
o Blue Album - Places we Go (travel, vacation or any other destination & place that’s part of personal story)
o Green Album - Things we Do (things we love, collect, spend money & time on, activities, traditions, accomplishments
· Don’t over plan the next 5 years! Life happens & plans change, don’t set yourself up for disappointment
· “Life is crazy and the craziness is the fun part; life happens, let it”. Stacy Julian
· Sifting through boxes of photos robs you of your scrapbook time.Photo storage allows your family to view pictures now & you can jot journaling notes as they look at them. Its easy to do-set the photos near the sofa & you can sort while watching TV & visiting with family. Break it down into small segments- 1 hour a day or more if you are having fun!!!
I hope this helps & motivates you to print & organize your photos!!
Sources: Stacy Julian Big Picture Scrapbooking & Photo Freedom
2fer Tuesday: All generic paper section
Monday, April 25, 2011
1. Organize – Organize by decade; revisit & reorganize further into season, year , ie., Fall, 2007, Winter, 2007, etc. (get family to help sort into seasons). The photo box is best tool for this. Do this about 30 minutes per day while watching TV, watching the kids play, etc.
2. Organize Digital Photos TOO – Make digital files by season & year & drag your photos into those folders.
3. Prioritize – Which photos would I like to scrapbook?
4. Admit – These are the photos I will make time to scrapbook; File these photos in storage album for easy access when inspired to scrap them.
5. Categorize – Choose pictures that don’t fall into events; Personality pictures.
6. Cold Storage – for all photos that I don’t intend to scrapbook, keep in the photo box with dividers season, year for easy access if needed for another purpose or called up to scrapbook later. If it’s not a good picture-throw it out if you can (this can be hard).
7. BACKUP – Backup your digital photos on external hard drive, DVD or CD’s by season, year. Store negatives away from your home. another good backup source is online developing-Walmart.com; shutterfly.com or scrapbookpictures.com
YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!! The goal is to scrapbook memories, not just events of our lives.
NOTE: FREE YOURSELF FROM “BEING CAUGHT UP”-it’s a dirty word that brings with it lots of stress & frustration and inhibits you from scrappin’. Scrap from your heart instead of from a calendar.
Wouldn’t you want quality over quantity layouts.
Sources: Big Picture Scrapbooking & Photo Freedom
Monday Madness: Select MM Kits $10.99
Friday, April 22, 2011
So you KNOW I'm a huge Stacy Julian fan--her books are no longer in print, but here's a little excerpt:
The Big Picture
n USE your photos to make connections,
n CLOSE YOUR EYES, OPEN BRAIN, REMOVE “CAUGHT UP” from your mind;
n ENJOY NOW, LIVE NOW, JOT DOWN YOUR MEMORIES, and scrap in small increments on more regular basis;
n It’s scary, but chronological is NOT the only way to scrapbook;
n USE YOUR PHOTOS to tell a MORE compelling and meaningful story of the life of you & your family.
n Organize, Prioritize and Celebrate the happiest moments in your life.You know what makes scrappin' easy? ORGANIZED, PRINTED photos!!!! I know that many struggle with this, so we're going to start that project together next week-check back on the blog & I'll help you get started. Here's what you can do before then 1) UPLOAD and print pics 2) Get some of these awesome Pioneer Photo Albums for organizing (the picture above is where my photos live until they find their way into the scrapbook). Memory Mania has a good supply of these albums so stop in this weekend & check them out.
$5 Friday: Basic Grey Paper-8 for $5
Happy Easter to all of you!!!! Stealing this sweet sentiment from Valine: Hope you have lots of picture-taking moments!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
This is mine-the Tombo Permanent Adhesive Dispenser. I like the small size of it--fits perfectly in my small hand as I go to town-I've always been partial to the dispensers. Only a small amount of film of glue is needed & the dispenser applies it quickly and cleanly. The applicator tip cleanly cuts adhesive and ensures a smooth application. The hinged cap protects tip of applicator when not in use and the refills are inexpensive. And, of course, its acid-free glue is ACMI Certified. There are many tombo or mono adhesive dispensers-but this particular one is my favorite. And I thought i would absolutely die when the herma dotto was discontinued-but WOW-this one is so much better than that one ever was. I've tried all of them and this is the one that gets my vote. A general note on all glue dispensers-the dispensers should be pitched after about 10 refills as glue gradually builds up in the wheels inside-save the frustration & purchase a new dispenser about every 10 refills. Hope this helps.
30% Thursday: All paper & stickers in the Fishing/Hunting Section
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
You're invited!!! We would love for you to join us for Summer CCL-July 29-30 at Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA.
Doesn't this sound like the crop you've been waiting for:
What's great about CCL?
Pay ONE price & everything below is included
ONE place to crop & Sleep!!!
Treat Yourself & meet your friends!!
Make new Friends
relax & Be Pampered
Free Chair Massages
2 days of (37 hours) of QUIET Scrappin' Fun
4 Meals included (lunch & Dinner Friday & Saturday)
Overnight guests get Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
Reserved Table Space (4 foot) with your friends
Click here to register online!!!!
Wacky Wednesday: Buy Tim Holtz Vegabond Machine (one sale) PLUS get 2 free dies
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
For the Record created by Heather Banker
KUDOS to Heather-love this layout using the Echo Park For the Record line. This line flew out the door, hopefully you will find a few sheets left to scraplift this layout!! I love the journaling on the left and I love that you captured all of his interests at this moment in time-because we know how quickly these change. This would also be a great layout for "All About Me"-our interests change quickly also.
Hope you get the chance to enjoy this beautiful day we were blessed with today.
2fer Tuesday: Embellishment baggies
Monday, April 18, 2011
Introducing two new lines from Websters: Ladies & Gents & Country Estate
Come check these unique papers & embellishments out!!!
Happy Monday to everyone!!!! Its a beautiful day, I hope you can get out & enjoy it and end your day scrappin'!!!
Monday Madness: 40% off giant leaf and flower embossing punches
Friday, April 15, 2011
Bring Your Own Stash
Wed, May 11
Join Christy & learn to create these precious flower embellishments!! To register call 225-744-2767.
Scrapbook Challenge for this weekend
1) Visit MM today & choose a product you haven't tried before
2) Think about your scrapbook stash-which product did you envision first? Scrap that today
3) Use a fortune from a fortune cookie as a journaling prompt to record a to-be-scrapbooked event from a new perspective-guess that means you're eating Chinese today LOL.
$5 Friday: Diecut Lace Cardstock-3 for $5
Thanks for reading, have an awesome weekend,
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Inspiration Station: All Aboard To The Only Place You Need To Go For Page Titles, Verses & Quotes for All Your Scrapbooking & Card Making Adventures
This spiral bound book measures 5 ½ by 8 ½ and has 608 pages with over 13,700 titles, toppers, quotes, and verses that will inspire and delight while unleashing your creativity for all your scrapbooking and card making needs.
Inside you will find thousands of titles, short quotes, movie titles, simple words, or phrases. The array of topics covered will help any scrapbooker record memories in the most engaging and expressive way possible.
30% Thursday: Cricut Embossing Products
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Don't miss it-Memory Mania's Scrapbook Retreat in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Great products to browse & shop while cropping
Cropping until 4am each morning
Cropping in your PJs
Hotel & crop in one location
Sure hope you can join in the fun-registration online or in store Click here.
Wacky Wednesday: 25% off Heidi Swapp 13 month calendar (no particular year)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
We are all sooo blessed!!!! What an appropriate title for little Tanzi & her family!!! I have to admit there have been a few days with my boys that i wonder-Just Kidding-after about 1 hour-I'm over it!! KUDOS to Noelle for this creation-I love the navy lush with the pink-just perfect. I also love all of the little things she added-she inked the lace ribbon, the fleur de lis charms and the leftover chipboard from Masters Kit Club. Great job Noelle.
Some assorted paper packs you may be interested in:
2fer Tuesday: Buy Scrapbook Trends magazine--Get Card Maker magazine
Thanks for reading, Happy Scrappin'
Monday, April 11, 2011
WOW-FINALLY, there is some NEW Disney scrappin' goodies!!! Besides babies, Disney is the one theme that gets most people into scrapbooking-did you know that? Who can resist the mouse? Not me, for sure. I saw 3 papers from this line & said "Give me ALL of it"!!!! its so awesome-lots of unique embellishments-not sure how long this will last-its on the "new wall" so come "get you some"!!!
I hope you had a great weekend and took lots of photos!! My precious niece was in the Center Stage Showcase, so i took my share-just couldn't resist. Great show--Center Stage definitely knows how to entertain!!
Monday Madness: 35% 8x8 Sports Albums
Thanks for reading & Happy Scrappin'
Friday, April 08, 2011
Click here for video about custom albums
Any SOOO many more options Click here to see all options.
* 12x12 Scrapbook with 10 page protectors OR Photo Pages if you prefer
* Photo must be in electronic format.
* YOU must own the right to the photo.
* For optimum results: 300 DPI ~ 3900X3900 pixels ~ at least 2.5 mbs.
* We will NOT make any changes / enhancements / modifications to your photo.
* Photo alterations can be done at additional charges.
* All orders must be PREPAID.
* It is the customers responsibility to scotch guard or otherwise preserve the cover.
* The photo will be on the front cover only.
* 3 weeks from time of prepayment & uploading picture.
* You may pay online or at Memory Mania & upload your pic
email email@example.com with any questions.
$5 Friday: Grab Bags - $10 value
Thanks for reading, Happy Scrappin'