Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Masterpieces

Boo created by Sherri Harlan
MM Masterpieces Page 19

KUDOS to Sherri!!! i just love these adorable pictures of her pup highlighted by our October Masters Kit!! LOVE the circles and the waves move my eyes across entire layout-great job!!!

Visit your local scrapbook store today & purchase an item you've never used before & combine with a sketch for this week. Since Expo was last Saturday , there are tons of choices!!! To make it easy, we've made some personal shopper kits -pulling some kits together with new papers, adding ribbon, solids, embellishments everything.

Monday Madness: 50% off UTEE and YoYo necklaces

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, February 25, 2011

Memory Mania FUN DAY - Expo & Demo Day

Your February Masters Kits are ready for pickup!!
Echo Park be Mine & My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy & other scrappin' goodies. We have 2 kits available-it you've been waiting to join Masters Kit Club-this is your chance!!

Saturday, February 26th 10am-noon
ONE more day until Memory Mania Expo & Demo Day. Join us for a really FUN SCRAPPIN' DAY!!!!
  • Free gift with every purchase
  • Stephanie will have the new Fiskars Border Punches for you to create a make/take!!
  • Noelle will be HELPNIG YOU create pinwheels!!
  • TWINE took CHA by storm!!! Every company is coming out with twine-as of now only one company was shipping so stop in & snatch up some twine. Christy will giving a peek at some cool things YOU can do with twine in her make/take. P.S. AND she will be featuring LOTS MORE of twine tricks in her Latest & Greatest Class (along with some other "hot off the press Tim Holtz products".
  • LOTS of cool new papers (we have all lines that are available so far, stay tuned for March Expo - Part II we'll have even more)
  • Enter drawing for $100 Shopping Spree
If you can't make it for the free make/takes, stop by before 4 and you'll still be able to check out all of the NEW stuff. Hopefully there will be some left LOL.

$5 Friday: Cropper Hopper Stamp Shelf

Thanks for reading & Happy Scrappin

Thursday, February 24, 2011

2 more days to Expo & Demo Day at Memory Mania

Memory Mania Kit Clubs are the fast & easy way to scrapbooking
HURRY & join-registration closes March 1st

Season/Calendar kit club (New Years through Christmas)

Basic Grey Kit Club (you get lots of products & page ideas-you choose your design)

Disney Kit Club (all new each month-highlights of Disney vacation)

Toddler Kit Club (there is also a boy kit)

Baby Kit Club (there is also a girl kit-highlighting baby's first year)

School Activities Kit Club (fun activities during school-a great compliment to school kit club)

School Kit Club (grades 1-12)

Are you just soo busy these days & not much time for scrapbooking? Because YOU need to get more pages done, and you know WE CAN HELP!! Don't get left out, Join NOW!! Take your pic of our FABULOUS kit clubs above!! Joining a kit club, you commit to purchase one kit per month for a year. Each month you'll receive a picture of the layout, along with all of the materials to complete that layout--its a great deal!1 Memory Mania has several kit clubs to fulfill your every need AND you don't pay until kit is picked up monthly.
Due to enormous orders that must be made to accommodate each club member, this is a 12 month commitment, kits can be purchased monthly, any kits not picked up within 30 days will be shipped due to space restraints.

Last, but certainly not least, our MASTERS KIT CLUB-products to complete 2-3 double page layouts. 2 different product lines with matching Bazzill paper, embellishments, lettering at 30% savings MSRP. 6 Layout ideas to jumpstart your creativity. Click here for past examples.

If you've been a kit club member & loved it-please forward this to a friend.

30% Thursday: 13 month blank Heidi Swapp Calendar (last chance to get these-discontinued)

Thanks for reading & Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SAVE THE DATE . . . Scrapbook Weekend Retreat

CCL Weekend Retreat, Baton Rouge, LA , July 29-30, 2011

CCL Scrapbook Weekend Registration opens in one week-March 1st!!!! Tables are reserved first come-first served-so start getting your tablemates together now so you can register asap to get your 1st table choice.

If you've never been a part of this awesome scrapbook weekend retreat, I hope this is the summer for you!!!! If you've been coming for years-we can't wait to see you!!!!

Lots of laughin', chattin' & scrappin'!!!!! Start getting those tiaras ready for the summer!!!

Wacky Wednesday: Heidi Swapp 13 month (blank) calendars 25% off. These are no
longer available so get yours while you can

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

5 days & counting . . .MM Expo & Demo Day

Eternal Love designed by Noelle Landry

KUDOS to Noelle for this awesome layout!! Everyone is always in the store asking for Twilight papers and this is what we recommend, but WOW, never thought of Disney characters-great idea!!!!!

A few more peeks at what's "in store" for Saturday Expo & Demo Day.
Come try out some of the new border punches, 3 free make/takes-

Hope to see all of my old friends!!!

2fer Tuesday: Sassafrass, Bella Blvd, Dear Lizzy

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Masterpieces

Snow Day created by Vanessa Babin
Sketch page 75

KUDOS to Vanessa for sharing another Monday Masterpiece-she took the challenge last week AGAIN!!!! Great job Vanessa and keep them coming-i would LOVE to see everyone else's challenge work to-please share!!

Don't forget the Expo & Demo Day this Saturday, Feb 26th 10am-noon-it will be so much fun. Do you know what was the hottest item at CHA this year???

Challenges for this week: 1) Masterpiece Sketch and 1) masters kit OR 2)Bo Bunny Valentine line or 3) We R Easter; AND/OR what's your secret addiction?? Is it chocolate, or a favorite hobby or piece of time that no one knows about-this should be a fun one!!!

Monday Madness: Buy Adirondak Pen, get Alcohol Ink Free

Thanks for reading, Happy Scrappin'

Friday, February 18, 2011

MORE visions of pattern paper dance in my head


Some cool local papers arrived this week:

$5 Friday: Diamond Dew Drops

Just a few days left to LIKE We R & Memory Mania-we REALLY want to win that We R Class-lots of goodies for you.

Thanks for reading & Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scrapbook Challenge . . .

Boo created by Darlene Quebedeaux
Sketch 64, Memory Mania Masterpieces

And the challenge is . . . USE a masters kit and masterpiece book to create a fast, easy layout today-I'm sure you'll find that it will work with any photos you have-you'll be surprised. If you have some older kits, throw in something "new" for fun. Email me your layouts to be featured on blog

30% Thursday: 12x12 Disney Princess 12x12 Album OR Wall Canvas

Thanks for reading, Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby's First Year

Even if you don't want to "scrapbook" many people want to preserve the warm fuzzies of the first year of being a mom or of baby's first year highlights. Your baby may be infant, 10, 20, 30, but what a wonderful gift for your child, no matter the age. Most of us didn't know about scrapbooking OR as a busy mom, sometimes just thinking of what to scrapbook can be overwhelming.

If you already created their first year scrapbook and you want to add some other things, here's a few thoughts of some other layouts - here is a helpful 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.

Here are some journal prompters to add to your kit club layouts:

Journal prompters to add to your kit club layouts:
Labor/Birth: Birth story, The details (weight, length, etc.), Handprints/footprints
First visitors (Relationships, Mommy and you, Daddy and you, Grandma and you, Grandpa and you, Aunts and Uncles and you, Cousins and you
Blessing: Godparents and you, Family friends and you
Bringing baby home: Diaper changes/on the changing table, Nap time (special loveys or animals, pacifiers, etc.)
Bath time (likes, dislikes)
Meal time (favorite foods, messy face, etc.), Bottle feeding and/or breast feeding (why this time is special), Eating baby food, Eating finger food,
First Christmas (what you thought of Santa)

You could join season/calendar kit club to include these: Holidays (New Year’s, Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween (going to the pumpkin patch, first costume), Thanksgiving. The calendar would be really cute each month to include what they did on which days.

Additional layouts you may want to include: Story time (favorite books),
Play time (favorite toys), Holding head up, Smiling, Rolling over, Sitting-up, First teeth, Seasons
Winter (First snow, 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.), Expressions, 25 Things that Make You You, Watch me grow (monthly pictures of baby side-by-side), Favorite toy.

I hope you can take the challenge & create Baby's first year-its such an awesome experience to relive the memories.

Wacky Wednesday: Fiskars Rotary Trimmer was 79.00 now 30.00

Thanks for reading, Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wall Canvas is all the rage

Katelyn created by Heather Banker

WOW-this is an awesome design that Heather created on canvas to decorate Katelyn's bedroom. Don't you love this personal touch?? You can choose beautiful scrapbook papers to match the decor in your child's room and include photos. In my opinion, this is much more meaningful & fun than any other wall decor you could buy. KUDOS

I sure hope everyone had a SPECIAL Valentine's Day!! If you see Terri today-wish her a belated birthday-she has a SWEET birthday on Valentine's Day!!!! If you are looking for a good movie-Just Go With It was hilarious.

Don't forget to go to We R on facebook & like them & our photo to help us win a private class & supplies for 40 people-the 40 students will be chosen from the MM voters.

2fer Tuesday: Distress Inks BOGO

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Masterpiece Mondays

Raise your Glass designed by Vanessa Babin

KUDOS Vanessa took the challenge last week using 8 photos. She found a masters kit & as you can see it works perfectly!!!! She has so many crazy cousin times, she's always got something FUN to scrap. I would love to see other challenge layouts-send them in!!!

NEW tshirts at your local scrapbook store. . .

Don't forget to MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Expo & Product Demo Day - Part I, Sat, Feb 26th
You'll be the first to have the cool scappin' goodies!!

Monday Madness: Fiskars LED Sure Cut 12” Trimmer reg 76.50 now 40.00

Thanks for reading & Happy Scrappin'

Friday, February 11, 2011

Visions of Pattern Paper Dance in My Head

Oh My Goodness, so many CUTE papers coming in , stay tuned . . .

Click here for more sneaks of Toy Box

Click here for sneaks of Emma

We understand how hard it is to pass up the new things from CHA-BELIEVE ME!!!! So we've divided our EXPO into 2 Demo Days to give you 30 days to save in between-whatcha think? So Mark your Calendars for Feb 26 for Part I and March 26 for Part II.

$5 Friday: Radiant Rain Spray

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just in time for Valentine's Day

check out this NEW Bo Bunny Valentine line!!! i LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! and I sure hope i get to use it, the first part of our weekend will be hiking, so hopefully we all survive to make it to "our date night" romantic dinner & a movie.

Speaking of sweethearts, don't forget to enter to win:
Wouldn't you love to WIN Dinner & a movie for 2, flowers & chocolates to share?? Make 2 simple clicks & you're entered to win: Click here to like We R Memory Keepers, 2) Click this link and select LIKE on Memory Mania's photo & and you will be entered to win a random drawing "Sweetheart's Night Out" AND Memory Mania will be entered to win a crop party for 40 people-its a WIN WIN for everyone!!! The 40 participants will be chosen from the first 40 people to vote for MM. So its like a chance at winning 2 awesome prizes.

The store with the most votes wins a We R Memory Keepers Crop Party that includes a 2 hour make & take class with Jen Garry, supplies, food and goodies bags stuffed with great We R Prizes! Contest run through February 28th - winners will be announced by March 2nd, 2011.

**Please 1 vote per person. Voters must be fans of We R Memory Keepers & their store of choice to be eligible to win.

30% Thursday: Black/White/Blue Floral tote -$7.00 today only

Thanks for reading, Happy Scrappin;

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

THANKS for the wonderful response to challenge

WOW-my email box was blowing up on Friday-i guess the bad weather helped people find time to scrap. I LOVED IT!!!! I loved seeing each layout come up from the color challenge!!!

Let's do it again!! Pull 8 photos from the first thing that pops into your head-pull the Masterpiece Book & create a sketch with 8 photos!!

FYI-Maude Asbury black albums restocked-these FLY out so be sure to get yours today!!!
Registration is about to close for the Basic Grey kit club-this is a really cool one-so call & register today. Wouldn't you love having the latest & greatest Basic Grey each month?

Wacky Wednesday: Tim Holtz Mini Cirque alpha stamps, $15 TODAY ONLY
Mark your calendars for Sat, Feb 26th, EXPO & DEMO DAY-i'll be showing sneaks at what's in store.

Thanks for reading & Happy Scrappin',

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

More Christmas Card ideas

Christmas Cards created by Jody Sorey

What a creative way to save all the Christmas cards your family receives each year! We just LOVE Jody's pockets to serve that purpose. In addition to that, we love the way she used four squares of printed paper as a background for her title and date. Finally, how clever she was to hand write a list of all the cards included...that'll make a perfect list to send HER family's cards NEXT year! These papers and embellishments can be found in the store if you'd like to scraplift this layout OR create a cool holiday layout of your own!

Great ideas-K*i Memories Pockets & Jody make this a very easy layout to scraplift. They come in a variety of colors -perfect idea for Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, etc.

2fer Tuesday: Asst Trims and Packaged Dew Drops (buy 1, get 1 free)

Thanks for reading & Happy scrappin'

Monday, February 07, 2011

Monday Masterpieces

A Day in the French Quarter created by Michelle Mallet
Sketch Page 87

Congratulations Michelle-winner of the Masters Kit Sketch Contest!!! Michelle gets her March masters kit free.
Judges comments:
* Letters from printed paper is unique and cool
* I like the simplicity of the layout – the pages are mirror images of each other,
yet the embellishments make it look more detailed than it is
* I love the way she put several pics on one mat – then put one BIG mat on each page –
kinda kicked it up a notch for me
* I like the way she pulled the clock from the printed paper on the right and connected the two pages by using the small clocks on the left. NICE

Michelle used the October Masters kit (2 left if anyone is inspired to recreate this layout & join our Masters it Club). Value of kit is $34, members pay $24. 99

Thanks to everyone for participating!!

Monday Madness: 55% off Fiskars 12X12 Rotary Trimmer ($35)

Thanks for reading, Happy Scrappin,

Friday, February 04, 2011

Did you take the Challenge?

WOW, if you would see my list for yesterday, I honestly did not think there was a possibility that I would have time to scrap, but i jumped to it when 30 minutes opened up last night. So I guess that's the secret I had forgotten, if you have an idea to start with, you really can find 30 minutes & you REALLY can do a layout in 30 minutes. Justin had left me this sweet note a few months ago and I was determined to scrap it, but i really didn't have any photos-note to self "Take some pictures of my hugging this boy-since its one of my favorite things in life".

P.S. 5 of the pieces are exercises for my Cricut class Tuesday night. I hope you can join me. Look what Christy unpacked yesterday:

$5 Friday: Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist

Weekend Challenge: Find some photos you've been dying to scrap & find a class or kit layout & whip it out in 30 minutes.

Thanks for reading & Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, February 03, 2011

i LOVE color!!!

So what are you working on today? Are you one of those LUCKY scrappers that was able to stay home today? What inspires you? For me, its COLOR!!!! I keep dreaming of these colors-i sure hope i can set aside some time to scrap tonight-if I get LUCKY I'll post it. Lately seems I haven't been able to scrap anything that isn't connected to a deadline-classes, LOL. But hey, whatever works. So I'm challenging you-pick your 3 favorite colors, pull your pattern paper in these colors, ribbons, letters, etc. whatever you have. Create a layout with them. Don't try to match photos to the colors-chances are, the photos will look fine with the color scheme. One more challenge, I'll post mine when I see yours LOL-its my blog-so i get to make the rules, ha ha. Seriously-i would love to see some new faces, new creations-send them to me, PLEASEEEEE. Its doesn't have to be amazing-just please show me you scrapped today

So, for all of you lucky ladies with GIRLS, did they go to Father Daughter Dance? Christy created a precious little kit yesterday just in time-come check it out!!

30% Thursday: 7 Gypsies receipt holder (if you picked up that new cricut magazine-they have cute, cute ideas with this-catch it while its ON SALE today only!!!

Don't forget to vote (see blog yesterday) for a Sweetheart Dinner & enter MM into the drawing for the free class.

Thanks for reading, & Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Dinner & a Movie for 2, flowers & chocolates to share

Wouldn't you love to WIN Dinner & a movie for 2, flowers & chocolates to share?? Make 2 simpe clicks & you're entered to win: Click here to like We R Memory Keepers, 2) Click this link and select LIKE on Memory Mania's photo & and you will be entered to win a random drawing "Sweetheart's Night Out" AND Memory Mania will be entered to win a crop party for 40 people-its a WIN WIN for everyone!!! The 40 participants will be chosen from the first 40 people to vote for MM. So its like a chance at winning 2 awesome prizes.

The store with the most votes wins a We R Memory Keepers Crop Party that includes a 2 hour make & take class with Jen Garry, supplies, food and goodies bags stuffed with great We R Prizes! Contest run through February 28th - winners will be announced by March 2nd, 2011.

**Please 1 vote per person. Voters must be fans of We R Memory Keepers & their store of choice to be eligible to win.

This is a great idea from We R, stop by MM to support this great manufacturer-really cool Easter line, awesome protectors, the sew easy tool which we can't keep in stock & more,

Wacky Wednesday: K & Co Frame A Name 12X12 album

Thanks for reading, Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Tuesday Scrappin' on the Run

Christmas Card ideas designed by Stephanie Powers

I love this layout highlighting Stephanie's Christmas Cards!!! Stephanie used the Ki memories pockets that are already made-great idea!!! These pockets are really cute & this would be a great idea for birthday cards also, as well as flip up pages. Stop by & check this out in person-the supplies are all handy so you can scoop them up & scrap really quick. WOW-wouldn't you feel great to actually have a spot for the Christmas cards you wish to keep??

2fer Tuesday: Home section -paper & embellishments

VERY IMPORTANT: check the blog tomorrow for the link to enter the drawing for a SWEETHEART NIGHT OUT!!!!!

Thanks for reading,
Happy Scrappin'