Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Did You Know...

...that Scrapbook Royalty is a 100% volunteer run organization?

Our entire committee, including Founder Elena Etcheverry, are volunteers! None of us are paid for the work we do for Scrapbook Royalty whether it is web design, event planning, fundraising, seeking donations from manufacturers and stores to use as silent auction items, designing make n take for the events, running events, composing our email newsletters...we put in hours and hours of work for free to help benefit all of the different charities we help fundraise for. Some of us volunteer full-time to work on Scrapbook Royalty's events while others help as many hours as they can spare but no matter how much time we put in, we do it because we enjoy helping others.

...that Scrapbook Royalty raises money for OTHER charities?

Scrapbook Royalty has helped over 15 different nonprofits, and some more than once! Our main mission at Scrapbook Royalty is to help raise money and awareness for other charities, nonprofits, worthy causes. At each of our events we invite a representative from the charity we are helping to speak to our attendees about their charity and the work they do. Our goal is not only to raise money of the charity but also to spread the word about their work and their cause all over the world. This helps people who are interested in that cause to find out more about how to help and people who need services from the charity to find them as well.

...that you can host your own Scrapbook Royalty affiliate event?

Have a charity in mind or a worthy cause that you would like to help? We are ready to help you host a charity event in your area. Just contact Scrapbook Royalty's event organizers and we'll help you with your event! Or send an email to us at We have affiliate events going on all over the country, all the time. Let us help make your event spectacular!...that if you want to volunteer Scrapbook Royalty wants your help?

Do you enjoy volunteering for "noble" causes? Scrapbook Royalty needs your help! If you're a charity minded individual who loves scrapbooking but loves helping others even more, or if you have a special talent you think might benefit Scrapbook Royalty's events, please contact us or email us at We are looking for volunteers to help at our events, coordinate local events in their area, or promote our crops in their neck of the woods. We couldn't do all the things we do if it weren't for our dedicated group of volunteers like you!

...that Scrapbook Royalty doesn't just raise money?

Besides helping over 15 different nonprofits, Scrapbook Royalty has also:

  • Held an all day event to scan photos for the fire victims from the 2007 California wildfires
  • Collected and sent over 1500 handmade cards to US troops overseas
  • Made over 100 handmade scrapbooks for families coping with cancer in 2007
Albums made at Cancer Coping Center Event at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks in Vista, CA

Albums Made at Cancer Coping Center Event at It's About Time Scrapbooks, Murrieta, CA
  • Sponsored 5 families' Christmas wish lists for families staying at a women's shelter
  • Decorated and delivered over 150 frames for kids with cancer
  • And so much more!
Check out all of our past events and the charities, families, and nonprofits they have benefited.

...that Scrapbook Royalty is only two and a half years old?

We have worked tirelessly to spread the word to scrapbookers all over the world, letting you know what we do and how you can help. We appreciate everyone's support and help in spreading the word and helping Scrapbook Royalty to successfully help over 15 different charities to date! And we've had an average of about one event per month! Wow!!

...that Treasures for Charity is an online store that donates a portion of all sales to help cover Scrapbook Royalty's operating costs?

And you can buy cool tote hooks, aprons, bling, charms and more from Treausres for Charity? Twenty percent of all sales is donated to Scrapbook Royalty to cover the costs of website hosting and other expenses that we don't get donated. Check it out HERE.

Scrapbook Royalty can also raise money through your vacation?

Do you like to Travel? Do you book your travel online? Go to to book your travel and the commission will be donated to the Scrapbook Royalty Charities! You're going to do it anyway, why not give the money to a good cause! It's just like using any discount search engine. Everything from hotel rooms, cruises, packages, car rentals and more!

...that Scrapbook Royalty not only gets help from volunteers but from business, manufacturers, and stores as well?

We could not raise the amount of funds we've raised for charities or put on our royally awesome events without the help of our generous sponsors! From scrapbook supply manufacturers to restaurants and bakeries to consultants to local scrapbook stores to individuals who just love to craft to instructors and designers, Scrapbook Royalty has been very fortunate to have encountered a group of immensely generous sponsors who have had a hand in raising thousands of dollars for charities all over the globe. We could not do what we do without their help and donations! Here are just a few of our sponsors:

For more info about Scrapbook Royalty's crops for charity, please keep reading below or visit our website. To get the most up to date information about Scrapbook Royalty, please sign up for email newsletter by entering your email address in the box on the upper left of this page. Thank you so much for your support!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mad Hatter Bus Tour

This past Saturday, the SBR committee got up at the crack of dawn to kick off Ever After's Mad Hatter bus tour! It was really fun! They did a really great job with the creative name tags and cute make and take. They had an amazingly fancy bus with leather seats and all! SBR provided the continental breakfast and a raffle trunk, which was generously donated by Sheila (of Ever After's Survivor Crop Committee), to raise money for Susan G. Komen to kick off Survivor Crop. Overall the trunk raffle raised over $250 for Survivor Crop! Woohoo!!

Yep, you heard correctly! Elena and the Scrapbook Royalty committee are going to do that crazy 24 hour
Survivor Crop again! And this time SBR will be hosting the silent auction! We are very excited about teaming up with Ever After to help raise money for the Susan G.Komen Foundation. If you want to join the Scrapbook Royalty table (we are going to attend) let us know because we will be making plans for our "theme" stuff very soon.

Monday, April 28, 2008

We are Featured!!!

Check THIS out!! We are the featured crafting website on Craft!!! On April 26th our "Jax Crop Out Cancer" Crop made the main page of this fun blog! Woohoo!! The crop is this weekend on National Scrapbook Day in Florida. Don't miss it--be the talk of town and help raise money for charity!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Another Event!

Desert Scrappers Retreats has graciously invited Scrapbook Royalty to conduct a silent auction at their May retreat!

The retreat runs from May 30-June 1, 2008 in a gorgeous Spanish-style resort in Palm Desert, CA. There are only 5 seats left so hurry and register! Jennifer Priest from Scrapbook Royalty will be there as well teaching 2 two classes on the morning of May 31. Plus there will be vendors and other teachers teaching all day Saturday May 31. You can check out all the classes HERE.

The silent auction will run from about 9am -2pm on May 31st. We'll have tons of awesome items to bid on, all to support charity! You don't have to register for the retreat to bid but once you see all the fun the croppers are having you'll wish you had. So get in while there are still a few spots available. See you there!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fantasyland Crop Memories

I was just sitting here thinking about the Fantasyland Crop for Kids we had in March--wow, that was almost 2 months ago!! Without any further ado....our raffle winners are:

Bradford Portraits $3000 gift certificate winner:
Rebecca Kwiat

Rowley Portraits $1000 gift certificate winner:
Lisa Martin

Cricut Personal Cutter winner:
April Clemens

Thank you so much for helping us raise finds for and support the Rady Children's Hospital Oncology Department as well as the Boys and Girls Clubs. While these ladies are enjoying their raffle winnings, here are some more fun pics from the event for you to enjoy:

Classes were a blast! Here are some of our fabulous teachers for this event, Stephanie Ackerman and Donna Salazar:

A class project----all of these classes are FREE and included in the crop!! WOW!

Fairies stopped by every table, every hour for a "Fairy Fly-by" bearing fun little gifts from all of our sponsors:
Every table had a different fantasy theme--here are just a few of the tables:

Chococat/Hello Kitty Table

Unicorn Table

Bad Girls of Disney

Our hardworking committee of volunteers who make our events special, in front of the microphone and behind the scenes:

If you want to be a part of the fun and use your love of scrapbooking to help charities and people in need, then check out our events on our website. If you'd like to volunteer, please let us know by leaving a comment here or contacting us through our website.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Night to Remember

Friends of Scott is a San Diego charity who helps children coping with cancer. Every year they organize a wonderful "prom" night for the children they help. This year, Scrapbook Royalty was proud to be a part of this heart warming, special evening celebrating these children.

Here's the story, form Elena's personal blog:

Yep, Melanie and I were Julie’s dates to the Unforgettable Prom for Kids affected by Cancer. This is a yearly event put on by Friends of Scott Foundation, run by Carmen who lost her son Scott to cancer.

The kids arrived in style in Limos from the hospital. They looked like Princesses and Princes! This year there were 75 kids plus their dates. While they were dancing and having a blast you could not tell which ones had cancer. They were just kids having fun. They ranged in age from 12-19 and at first that seemed strange to me till it was explained that some of them
would not see their prom and some were to sick to attend their own prom so it really is a special thing for them.

We spent the first hour finishing the 150 frames that the Scrapbook Royalty volunteers had made for each child. It was hilarious to be in our fancy dresses on the floor with glue sticks! They turned out great though and really made the goody bag fun. We were in charge of handing out the goody bags at the end of the night and in the bright lights of the lobby you could see the kids that had thinning hair or pale faces. Some had IVs in their arms. It was really moving to see them so young and dealing with cancer. It made me want to do more for this great charity.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us to decorate the frames we gave out for this event! It is so special and will be something these children will remember forever.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

10 News Leadership Award -- Air Date Change

The air date for the news piece on Scrapbook Royalty and the presentation of Elena with the 10News Leadership Award has been changed to May 1, 2008 during the 6pm newscast.

Not in San Diego? We'll post the link to the video here so you can "tune in" as well!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Take a Class, Support a Worthy Cause!

Take a class with one of the Scrapbook Royalty Committee Members and help support charity. We're teaching all over Southern California so there's bound to be a class near you. Check it out and support charity at the same time!

"Scrap" Banner
with Jennifer Priest

April 12, 2008
During the crop
So Cal Scrap Group Crop in Orange, CA

"Tabletop Birthday Calendar/Scrapbook"
with Elena Etcheverry

*Designed by PJ Bartholomay and Jennifer Priest *
April 17, 2008
Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks

"Disney Magic" 6x6 Mini Book
with Jennifer Priest

April 19, 2008
The Scrappin' Table

"Simply Silhouette" Class
with Jennifer Priest

Featuring the
Quickutz Silhouette Diecutter

April 20, 2008
Scrapbook Boulevard

National Scrapbook Day May 3, 2008
We'll be teaching make-n-takes at:
Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks
The Scrappin' Table
more TBA...

"Ladies of the Round Table"
Book Club w/ Jennifer Priest Featuring
Scrap Simple
May 7, 2008
SOLD OUT -- new session begins June 4
The Scrappin' Table

Pink Pineapple's
Book Club w/ Elena Etcheverry

May 8, 2008
Contact store for pro-rated fee information
Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks

" A Little Bird's Tale"

Mini Book Class
with Jennifer Priest
May 10, 2008
The Scrappin' Table

"Vintage Celebration" Banner
with Jennifer Priest
May 17, 2008
Scrapping Lounge

"Berry Sweet" 6x12 minibook
with Jennifer Priest
May 18, 2008
Cost TBA
Collective Journey