Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Scrapbook Royalty is Everywhere!!

Whew—I’m still reeling from the fantastic fun-filled weekend I just had!! Scrapbook Royalty’s committee was out in force all over Southern California helping support charities, spreading the word about our charitable works and fun-filled crops, and meeting tons of wonderful people who want to be a part of the cause.

Friday Jan 25th:

Scrapbook Royalty Founder Elena Etcheverry drove all the way up from San Diego to the Auntie Amy’s Heirloom Rubberstamp Show in Riverside, CA. The Heirloom and Auntie Amy’s ladies are so wonderful and nice!!

Committee member Jennifer Priest had a class over at the Scrapbook Alley at the Home & Garden Expo in Ontario, CA—this is a BRAND NEW Scrapbooking Expo!!

Saturday Jan 26th:

Collective Journey in Redlands, CA hosted the first ever Unforgettable Crop for Kids to benefit the Unforgettables—over $16,000 was raised!! Scrapbook Royalty helped to promote the event and Elena hosted a make ‘n take designed by Michelle Hill. Elena said the crop was phenomenal and awesome! Word is they are already organizing another one so keep an eye out for that! And what success with all the funds raised to benefit the Unforgettables!! Elena also helped raise money for the Unforgettables by selling SBR’s fabulous tote hooks.

Here is Elena teaching her make n’ take:

And here Elena is crowning Pam Sibley, who raised $385, as the Queen of Philanthropy:

Pam won a $500 gift cert to Collective Journey for her charitable efforts!! Congrats and THANK YOU Pam!!

From there Elena went back over to the Auntie Amy’s Heirloom Rubberstamp Show in Riverside, CA to meet up with Scrapbook Royalty committee members Melanie and Jesse who were spreading the word about our upcoming crops to the wonderful altered artists, scrapbookers, and rubberstampers in attendance. They taught a beautiful glittered hummingbird ornament as a make n take for a $5 donation. The ladies who attended the show also generously donated some awesome handmade items for us to feature in our silent auctions at upcoming events.

Over at Scrapbook Alley at the Home & Garden Expo in Ontario, CA Jennifer Priest was teaching scrapbooking classes and selling more of Scrapbook Royalty’s fabulous tote hooks. Laura from Desert Scrappers Retreats was there as well—she helps support the same causes as Scrapbook Royalty through raffle baskets at her retreats as well as support Scrapbook Royalty’s event with donations and more! Nan Paturzo (an original Zutter Zister) of Scrapbook Alley was so awesome to work with and she made sure everything ran smoothly. The ladies of Who Gives A Scrap?, a crop group to which Jennifer belongs, also came out to show their support. And Jessica Guthrie of Kits2Remember was there as well.

In the afternoon Jennifer headed over to The Scrappin’ Table in
Placentia for their Grand Opening celebration! Jennifer designed a cute little birdhouse make ‘n take that customers were able to make for free, thanks to a generous donation from The Scrappin’ Table owner Michelle L. The Table’s Design Team members Tiffany and Michelle also taught the make n take. Scrapbook Royalty founder Elena joined in the fun a little later as she raced over to Placentia from Riverside. So many nice ladies (and men!) came out to support the Scrappin’ Table’s Grand Opening and we had a chance to meet many of them—we had a blast! Everyone was so supportive and interested in Scrapbook Royalty and the causes we help bring attention to and support. We handed out SBR’s cute little crown logo buttons and sold lots of gorgeous tote hooks. It was great fun!

The fun doesn’t stop here because THIS weekend we have TWO events planned!! Scrapbook Royalty is putting on the Rebuilding Memories Crop to benefit those affected by the California Wildfires last October. We’ve been collecting donations of financial and in-kind (scrapbooking supplies) to help those who have lost everything to rebuild their lives and their memories.

PLUS Scrapbook Boulevard in Victorville, CA is hosting an affiliate event the same day to benefit the fire victims!! There are only a few spaces left at each event so don’t miss out!! There will be 12 hours of cropping, food, drinks, silent auctions, raffles, giveaways, and all the royal fun you’ve come to expect from Scrapbook Royalty’s events. See you there!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Free Personalized Fruit Roll Ups!- What's your sweetest?

I wrote before about being part of this group called "Mom Central" and that they have me sample products and blog about them... well, I just got another one and it is so cool! Personalized Fruit Rolls Ups! Yummy and creative! Perfect for my circle of friends! I went on line to and ordered mine and it was so easy! There are hundreds of designs to choose from and you get to add your own phrase! There are even different fonts and fonts sizes! I have a box of 30 of them with personalized with "Scrapbook Royalty" a Tiara and ball gown. We will be taking those to CHA to give our favorite vendors :) Please visit their website to design your own. They also have a gallery where they post the most creative ones.

I get to give 3 boxes away!!!

So leave a comment here with the Sweetest Valentine's Message you have ever received and on February 3rd, I will choose 3. You will get a code to order your personalized snacks and if you do them that day, they will arrive by V-day! Too Fun! I will post the winners here and on the Scrapbook Royalty blog. Good luck!