Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Join us at the Fantasyland Crop for Kids!

Register now for Scrapbook Royalty's event of the year, coming up in less than three weeks! Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos and the Hematology/Oncology department of the Rady Children's Hospital, the Fantasyland Crop for Kids is coming up fast, and is going to be a wonderful day.

We have SO much fun in store for you. Included in your registration fee is six FREE classes by great teachers such as Michelle Hill and Stephanie Ackerman, Jennifer Priest, Lisa Alaniz, Julie Muehl and Erin Payne. There will also be fairy fly-bys (gifts from sponsors delivered by fairies) all day long, contests and silent auctions and three delicious meals, you can't miss it! Invite your Knight for dinner, and have your children come and be cared for while you crop!

We are also happy to have Janelle and Lynsie from BeLoved on site offering massages! BeLoved is a California non-profit offering a nurturing touch for seniors and those who care for them.

Don't miss all the excitement at the Fantasyland Crop for Kids... Register now on the Scrapbook Royalty site!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thank You x 1,000,000!!

Wow--we had a blast at CHA!! The response to Scrapbook Royalty and the charitable work we are trying to do thorugh our love of crafting really hit home with many of the vendors and manufacturers. They donated so much stuff to us that we filled my Camry, Gloria's Suburban, and Danelle's car!! And that was just on Wednesday becuase we have been collecting donations all week long! I took some pics of some of the loot from my car and of a fewe of the vendors giving us goodies. We met so many awesome, generous people--it was simply amazing. We came home excited, emotionally and physically exhausted, and just bewildered at the response--it was 1,000,000 times more than we had dreamed it would be!!

Thank you to following manufacturers who generously donated items to us and showed their support:

  • Prima -- they are simply amazing with hw much support they are giving us!
  • Luxe Desgins -- gave us a TON of kits and paper packs!!
  • Flower Soft -- UK company who gave s some of their awesome new products to do a make n take at our next event
  • Making Memories -- they laoded me down with donations of stickers, shirts, and expoy stickers on Tuesday and Wednesday--thanks Jen for all your generosity!!
  • B-Line Stamps -- awesme stamps and they gave us some to silent auction
  • Paper Trunk -- sweetest ladies ever--thank you!
  • Pink Paislee -- gave a great selection of their phot polymer high quality and super cute stamps to auction off
  • Fiskars -- they go above and beyond for us--words cannot express how much they do! And they engraved a ton of scissors for us--you just may be "crowned" with a pair at our next event March 8th--start collecting those donations!!
  • 3M -- gave us so much stuff it took FOUR rolling carts and 8 arms to carry it all!!! Literally we took half their booth!
  • Ott Lite--we now have lights!!
  • American Crafts--gave us great paper
  • Moxxie--gave us so many paper collection sets to auction off I can't remember how many--they rock!!
  • WeRMemory Keeprs--we got a purple Crop A Dile!
  • Krylon--hooked us up with a TON of paint pens and other goodies to use on acrylic and acetate--they were sooooo generous!!
  • Tattered Angels--they gave me so many bottles of Glimmer Mist --you are going to be amazed at the basket we assemble to auction at our next event. Tattered Angels is awesome!!
  • Imaginesce--they gave us some of their newest not event released blooms to silent auction!!
  • Best Creation--Richard and Tina gave me a HUGE stack of paper to auction off--they are awesome!
  • Teresa Collins--she gave us her entire collection of paper to auction!
  • Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Magazine--so generous and it is an awesom publication to boot!
  • Around the Block--gave us some gorgeous goodies!
  • Wausau Paper gave us a HUGE 2 foot tall stack of cardstock--and it is gorgeous metallics too--so yummy!
  • Craft Trends gave a TON of magazines
  • Creative Options gave us some cool storage items to auction off
  • Kokuyo gave us a bunch of their wonderful tape runners
  • Mimi/Thermo-Web donated lots of paper, adhesives and more!

And this is just waht I had in my car and a little of what I could remember. Please show your support of these awesome manufacturers--please look for their wonderful products in local stores. Thank you again to the manufacturers fro supporting our charitable works.

And last but not least, thank you to the entire Scrapbook Royalty committee for all your hard work, hours of talking and promoting, and for making our presence at CHA a success!! It was great to be working along side everyone!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fruit Roll Up Winners and Rebuilding Memories Crop

I wrote all the names on a piece of paper and the winners of the My Fruit Roll Ups contest are: Nicole, Paola, and Michelle. Email me for your coupon code!!! (This contest was for comments posted on Elena's personal blog as well as the SBR blog) Here is a picture of the box I received. The personalization is hard to see but it is sooooo cute!! and I accidentally munched the bottom corner but you get the idea! Such a fun treat!

However, the real winners are us, the Scrapbook Royalty committee becuase we got to hold an event this weekend that directly affected people that needed it. Usually our events are for people that we never get to meet. This time it was for people that we got to talk to, cry with, and really get to know. It was amazing. We had about 40 RSVPs but for some reason only about 15 showed. This was a bit of a bummer since we had quite a few last minute RSVPs and we were scrambling to rent tables and get more food donated etc. But take it all in stride, we had 10 paid participants that were just there to support the event and 17 volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the day to scan, print and repair photos, teach classes, offer support, and feed these great participants. We also gave away an entire SUV full of supplies. We came with 2 1/2 SUVs so we gave away a lot of stuff!

Generous Folks!!

And even more stuff arrived at the event, generously donated by Cheryl and Anita- Fisakteers whom we love! They both drove quite a distance to be there and we were so grateful. Anita stayed till 11 pm helping us tear down. THANK YOU to the people who graciously donated their time to make this happen. My wonderful neighbors Chad and Tracy, my brother Eric, Lisa K, Tina and Lisa's Dad from Heritage Makers, who scanned and printed their fingers off, Coby B who repaired damaged photos with the help of Operation Photo Restoration, Liz and Julie who do everything and anything to make these events a success, Gloria and Jesse faithful committee members who make the event go smooth no matter what is thrown at them, Jennifer P who collected tons and tons of donations and who met with me several times to give me boxes and boxes of stuff, Bonnie who has been a huge part of growing Scrapbook Royalty and helped set up and check people in, Amber for getting us a great location and some wonderful participants, Christi from Pink Pineapple who taught a Scrapbooking 101 class and got

10 people converted to the dark side, and her husband Jerry who was going to give a talk about fire safety but we ran too late and they had to go, Carrie and Amy Fire Crisis Counselors who found us at the last minute and helped all day and whom we became fast friends with, Maryam and David for supporting everything we do, AND MOST OF ALL MELANIE WHO WORKS WITH ME TIRELESSLY, AND FOR FREE EVERY SINGLE DAY TO MAKE SCRAPBOOK ROYALTY A SUCCESS.


Friday, February 1, 2008

Thank You Scrapbook Boulevard and Pages Of Tyme!!

Wow—these 2 stores have gone all out to support the fire victims through our Rebuilding Memories Crop on February 2!!

Pages of Tyme, located in Big Bear, CA, generously donated a TON (literally, it could really weight that much) of awesome stickers, diecuts, albums, accents, and paper to Scrapbook Royalty for us to hand out to the fire victims!! There was so much still it literally filled Jennifer’s entire dining room! A couple of ladies from the store drove the items all the way down to Jennifer’s house for us too!

Scrapbook Boulevard, located in Victorville, CA, spent the last few weeks collecting donations of scrapbooking supplies from their customers for us to deliver to the fire victims during our event. Many of the ladies went out and bought BRAND NEW items such as paper storage boxes, photo boxes, and more and they donated it all!! Then Scrapbook Boulevard donated a HUGE box of Cards and PaperCrafts Idea Bookz (these usually go for $19.99 each!!) for the fire victims along with a few more boxes of delicious scrap goodies. And then they donated some gorgeous handmade items for our silent auctions, such as a Bo Bunny calendar/scrapbook and a cute Christmas minibook. Scrapbook Boulevard is also putting an affiliate Rebuilding Memories Crop on February 2!! There are still a couple of spots—don’t miss out!

Thank you so much again for your generous support and donations!!! They will help many people!