Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Masterpieces

Memory Mania Masterpiece Book p. 46

Its a Red Carpet Event designed by Heather Banker

KUDOS to Heather for this little surprise in my emailbox this weekend!!! Would love to see more of these arrive in my emailbox!!! Its so much fun. Heather altered the layout to fit her pictures (which are quite adorable). Great layout to fit 8 photos!!

Monday Madness: MM Masterpiece Book $10-TODAY ONLY

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Friday, January 28, 2011

LOTS of New Scrappin' Goodies Today

We R Memory Keepers - PEEP Collection (papers, stickers, stamps, paper packs, etc)
VERY EXCITING OFFER from We R-check the blog & facebook frequently for a chance to win a romantic dinner for 2!!!!


6 NEW Border Punches

MORE Animal Crackers Collection

So are you signed up for the Cricut classes yet, Mark Your Calendars
Cricut Beginner: Tuesday Feb 8th 10am-noon or 6-8pm
Cricut Advanced: Tuesday, March 1st 10a-noon OR 6-8pm
Cricut Creative: Tuesday , April 12 10m-noon OR 6-8pm

Need some inspiration: Click here to see all of the masters team creations for January

$5 Friday: Tattered Angels Glam glitter paint

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Love creating your own layouts but no time to shop?

Masters Kit club is awesome-all papers, letters & embellishments are picked for you-that's personal shopping at its best. And possibly the best part is . . . you get these awesome designs to jumpstart your creativity!!!! January kit is $37 value, for $24.99 to members or $34.99 to non-members.

Register for this monthly kit today.
January Masters

American Craft - Hardcover Aquatic Letters
1 sheet Lovely Die Cut Frames
1 sheet Lovely Splendid
1 Sheet Lovely Charm
1 Sheet Lovely whimsy
1 sheet Lovely Rub-ons
2 sheets Bazzill Yellow
1 sheet Bazzill Aqua
1 sheet Bazzill Parakeet
3 Yards My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy Ribbon
asst. Blue chipboard embellishments
Everybody Loves Christmas
1 sheet Scallop Stripes
1 sheet journaling cards
1 sheet ornaments
1 sheet borders
Everybody Loves Christmas Element Stickers
2 sheets Bazzill Red
1 sheet Bazzill Bark

30% Thursday: Heidi Swapp 13 month calendar (you fill in months-you can start at any month)

Please come visit us at MM today-we need your support,

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cricut-is yours still in the box?

Have you found EVERYTHING that bug can do? Its absolutely awesome!!!!
Don't miss out on these classes at MM-this is the ONLY time these classes will be offered

Basic Cricut Class
How to Install, Change and Adjust Your Blades, How to Make Clean, Precise Cuts Everytime· How to Use the LCD Screen, · How to Use ALL of the Buttons on Your Cricut , How to Get the Most from the Paper Saver Key, · How the Real Dial Size Key REALLY Works, · How to Use "Creative Features" on Cartridges, · How to Get the Most from Your Cricut Cutting Mats, How to Make Basic Cuts,· An Overview of the 3 Cricut Machines, How to Easily Cut a Name, How to Easily Cut an Envelope and Card with the Expression

Advanced Class
How to Use Modes on the Cricut Create, How to Use Modes on the Cricut Expression, How to Use Modes on Create & Expression to Explode Your Creative Possibilities, How to Avoid "Guess Work", How to Cut using Modes on Create & Expression, How to Cut Photographs using Modes , How to Cut Fabric using Modes, How to Cut Chipboard, etc using Modes, How to Get the Most from Your Cartridge Handbooks, How to Properly Care for and Maintain Your Cricut and a few other surprises

Cricut Creative Class

What the Differences are Between Cartridge Types, How to Use the Cricut Tools, How to use the "Creative Feature" Keys on Different Cartridges, How to use Tall Ball, Italics and Roly Poly, How to use Shadow and Blackout Shadow, How to use End Caps and End Caps Shadow, How to Make Layers, How to use Silhouette, How to use Card and Card Frame, · How to Do Some Fun "Tricks" I've Learned, How to THINK Like Your Cricut! ... and More!

Wacky Wednesday: 50% off Halloween Section

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Diagonals & Dinner

Dollywood designed by Heather Banker

Now aren't these some HAPPY papers?? We love Heather's simple style on this page! Love he ribbon & papers diagonal. If you have lots of photos, though, you could certainly adjust the layout to fit more. Check out how she used the border punch on the blue cardstock down the left side and across the bottom right. Any border punch would do - we have several in the store to choose from! Heck, you could create a layout exactly like hers if you'd like - we have these supplies easily accessible in the store! Come check it out!! KUDOS Heather-love this one!!

Recipe for the week:

1 can cream of mushroom soup
4 boneless, skinless breasts of chicken
½ onion, ¼ bell pepper
1 stick of margarine
1 cup of milk
½ lb. of velveeta cheese
5 oz. (small pkg) egg noodles (42)

BOIL and debone seasoned chicken; SAUTE seasonings in the butter; ADD 1 can of mushroom soup, cheese & milk; POUR mixture into baking dish; ADD meat boiled noodles; MIX and bake 30 minutes in oven.

2fer Tuesday: Valentine/Love papers & embellies

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Masterpieces

Monday at noon is the LAST chance to sign up for Flippin' Crazy for Christmas Cards Class
Tuesday, January 25 6-8pm $20

Monday Masterpieces-a little inspiration from CCL

Monday Madness: 30% off Bloomers rag ribbon pack

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, January 21, 2011

GARAGE SALE Saturday, Jan 22 11am-3pm

Memory Mania Garage Sale - Awesome treasures from other scrappers & Memory Mania has discounted items from 30-60% off-come check it out

Little Inspiration from CCL


Webster Pages Wonderfall

Webster Sparklers Tim Holtz Rosette Die Cut

Animal Crackers

$5 Friday: 10 for $5 generic pattern paper (aisle only)

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happy scrappin'

Thursday, January 20, 2011

School Activities Kit Club - More INSPIRATION from CCL&

School Activities Kit Club-January
Join today 225-744-CROP

A little more scrappin' love from your friends at CCL

Unknown designers from Page Contest -hope you can use these ideas to create some masterpieces this week! So a week of inspiration, how do you like that??

30% Thursday: Purple & Pink "CURE" line

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More Scrappin' Inspiration & News on School Activities Kit Club

More Inspiration from CCL

Designer unknown

Designed by Michell Western

Have you joined a Kit Club Yet? WOW-this is the easiest way to "get in the groove" and motivate you to print & scrapbook on a regular basis, not to mention it loosens you up & gets your creative juices flowing so you can create other layouts!!!

I think there are 2-3 spots available in Season, Disney is sold out, Baby & Toddler have a few openings. AND we're beginning a new kit club- SCHOOL ACTIVITIES KIT CLUB as suggested my an avid kit clubber!!!

12 of the titles mentioned will be included: _____ Grade, Artwork, Projects, Parties (Easter, Christmas, Fall, end of year) Field/Fun Day, School Fair, School Program (xmas, spring, band, drama), awards day, field trip, friends/buds/peeps, bff, Report Card, Free Dress Day, Activities (4H, Clubs, Scounts, Band, Sports, _____ Day (spirit, pajama, grandparents), summer camp, school days, hit the books (study homework, picture day).

There are more than 12 titles listed, so the ones chosen will be used based on products & ideas and the remaining ones will be featured in 2012 School Activities Kit Club.

Wacky Wednesday: 25% off Core Impressions cardstock pack

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Inspiration & Temptation

Here's a litte more inspiration from CCL-sorry don't know the designer?

Designed by Heidi Smith

Here's a little temptation-new scrappin' goodness:

2fer Tuesday: Sassafras
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Masterpieces

More inspiration from CCL

Old Mill created by Vicki Melancon
CCL Page Contest Winner

KUDOS To Vicki on this awesome layout-the pinwheels are so popular right now & I love hers!!

A few new things:

Monday Madness: 25% off any organization item

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Friday, January 14, 2011

More Inspiration from CCL, new things & organization

Louisiana created by Terri Smith
Page Contest Winner

A few new things:

Completed 8x8 albums-just add photos

Button Maker & Glue Melting Pot

A little more on organization of photos from Stacy Julian:

The Big Picture

n USE your photos to make connections,


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.


Triage is a system of sorting patients according to need when resources are insufficient for all to be treated. The term comes from the French tri (meaning sort).

n You’re the intern in charge of your photo disaster

n There are massive photos

n What is best system to sort them for easy access

n Which ones need critical attention?

n Where to put those for immediate transport?

n Those of less serious nature (cold storage)

n Discharge

$5 Friday: Fancy Pants Metal Frames & Bazzill Flower Pots

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Inspiration to scrapbook & organization tips

Merry Christmas designed by Dina Bonnecaze-KUDOS
1st Place winner of CCL Page Contest Winner

Is your scrapbooking area organized? Or do you sometimes avoid scrapbooking because you know you won’t be able to find something when you need it? Or better yet, you can’t even find a clear space on your desk to scrap? This is the condition of mine right now & its DRIVING ME CRAZY!!! My organizational level seems to rise and fall. At times, everything is a huge mess of piles on my scrap desk. Other times, my scrap area is neat and tidy, allowing me to create freely and stress-free. WOW-obviously these are my favorite times.

In hopes of getting you organized, I thought I’d share some general organizational tips I’ve picked up over the years:

Let's start with PRINTING & ORGANIZING PHOTOS. Its so important to have your pictures printed. I used to print my own photos, but i have found that its more economical to upload & print to or Now, i only print my wallet photos if i decide i need smaller prints as I'm scrappin'. This also solves another issue of backups-once you upload to print photos, the provider saves your pictures.

My favorite method for organizing photos IS: Stacy Julian's Photo Freedom (sorry this book is no longer available-but if you can find a copy-its awesome). The shortened version is: Purchase Pioneer 3 up albums (i tried others & they don't last-you can find these at MM). Organize photos in chronological order. Edit your photos as you store them, its OK to discard the photos that are exactly like 3 others, is just a bad shot, etc. I use one sleeve-3slots for 1 scrapbook layout i plan to create-you can store 2-3 photos per slot for faster & easier viewing when you see a scrapbook layout that inspires you. Although your photos are stored chronologically, you don't need to scrap in order-free yourself to scrap what you are inspired at the moment to do. I promise you will get so much more scrappin' done IF your photos are printed. Save photos in a "Moments" section if its a great relationship photo but doesn't necessarily go with the theme or you have too many pics for that theme-these turn out to become awesome moments layouts.

Another little tip: before cleaning up from a scrapping session, use leftovers to create a card or two! What a great way to organize and create in one fell swoop! Keep the clutter down, and get a head start on card giving!

30% Thursday: Wall Canvas
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sorry for the delay in posts-can't seem to stop coughing long enough to type LOL. Hoping for another shot today to send this cold away.

Family Tied By Love designed by Noelle Landry

Check out Noelle's creation using SEI papers & stickers. Noelle always has some cool ribbon tricks up her sleeve!! Check out the knotted ribbons that look like they're going off the page! We love the colors of the prints & solids and how well they work together to convey the "family" theme. If you want to scraplift Noelle's creation, we have all of these supplies pulled so you can quickly grab & scrap!!

A few new things:

Wacky Wednesday: 50% off Wall Canvas
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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

What do I do with Christmas cards?

Instructor: Darlene Quebedeaux $20
Tuesday, January 25 6-8pm

Opens to the inside for more storage

WOW-one of the highlights of Christmas is seeing the awesome picture Christmas cards of my friends & family-especially the ones I don't get to see regularly!!!! KUDOS to Darlene for this creative Idea to help us not only store these special cards, but if they are in our albums, we will surely look at them again!!!! This class is filling up-so don't delay!!!!!!!! Call 225-744-2767

Wacky Wednesday: buy 1 get 2 free “Enchanted” paper by Dear Lizzy
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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Join us an awesome Friday of classes-Register Today!!

Christmas Bling
Instructor: Deneen Berdon $20
Crowne Plaza Hotel (open to the public-preregistration required)
Friday 1:15-3:15

Instructors: Allison, Jill & Tammy
Crowne Plaza Hotel (open to the public-pre-registration required)
Friday 3:30-5:30 $40
Complete 3 double page layouts AND FREE Fiskars Border Punch

2ferTuesday: “stuff” folders

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Monday, January 03, 2011

Monday Masterpieces

Designed by Heather Banker

Memory Mania Masterpieces Page 86.
WOW, I love how Heather was able to use 10 photos!!! The border across the top using the circle punch is pretty cool and I love the little embellishment collage on top left. Great layout for scraplifting those TONS of Christmas photos that we all take. KUDOS Heather!!!!

Create a double page layout using the sketch below, you can flip alter sketch in anyway. Please email your layout by January 9th to; please include a list of materials used and describe a few highlights of your layout. Layouts will be posted on the blog for Monday Masterpieces AND the winner will get some scrappin' goodies.

Monday Madness SPECIAL: 50% off Fiskars Rotary Trimmer

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