Thursday, August 28, 2008

First Annual ConvenZioNE - A Success!

Our Founder, Elena Etcheverry, attended ConvenZioNE, the first annual convention presented by ZNE. She recently accepted a volunteer position with them as the "We Care Coodrinator".

Elena conducted two silent auctions during the weekend long event and raised...

$1222 for the Pink Sky Project and A Place to Bark!!

Elena also did work to help two other charities during the weekend, Mano Amica Program and Ties That Bind.

Committee member Birgitte and friend Hisaho were there to help during the weekend as well as some of SBR's Favorite Friends, such as Diva Danielle, Vicky from Cut It Up, and Jackie B of The Art In You (there are too many friends to name but Elena has them all on her blog!).
To read more about Elena's trip to ConvenZioNE, please visit her blog.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Congratulations to the Black, White And Scrap All Over Album Contest Winners!!!

Without further ado, congratulations to:

#14 by Danielle Pasciuto
was chosen as the winner by A Page In Time
AND as the winner by Now & Then Scrapbooks

#10 by Jeannie Durbin
was chosen as the winner by Auntie Amy's

#1 by Elizabeth Capizano
was chosen as the winner by The Loft Scrapbooks

#15 by Nancy Brzezniak
was chosen as the winner by It's About Time...Scrapbooks & More

Each store awarded a $50 gift certificate for the winning entry. Call up the store to collect your gift certificates ladies because it is time to go shopping!!!!!! Wooohoo! You can view their fabulous creations here:

Congratulations again and thanks so much for participating in the event and the album decorating contest. We loved seeing all of the entires and the creative ways in which everyone made the albums "theirs". All of the contest entries are in a slideshow on the lower left side of our blog. The event was such a success, we are already planning the next one!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Help Auntie Amy's Collect Food!

Auntie Amy's Rubberstamping and Scrapbooking store in Riverside, CA is collecting food for a local church. They are offering a goody to you if you donate too! Please consider helping them to pass a little mercy around Riverside. They are collecting the following items:
*Bottled water, single juices
*Granola, chips, jerky, etc.
ANYTHING that is SINGLE serving that won't melt - no chocolate :)
*Halloween single serving candy that won't melt
*Single serving fruits, SOCKS,anything!

Bring the items to their retail store location to donate them and to get your goody.
Retail Store Location:
3739 6th Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Going to the Desert...

Next month we will be at Desert Scrappers Retreats in Palm Desert, CA!! We will be conducting TWO raffles at their September 20th retreat!! Laura, the owner of Desert Scrappers, is always generous and helps us to raise money for the causes we are supporting during the months of her retreats -- thank you so much Laura!! In the past she has helped the Cancer Coping Center, 4 R Kids' Sake, and more!!

At this retreat, we will be raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation which we will donate as lump sum during Survivor Crop. I'll be there teaching classes in the afternoon, of which I donate 10% of the proceeds to SBR. After my classes I will come around to the crop tables (and probably the happy hour area!) and do a "Fairy Fly-by". What is that? Well, it is a really fun scrappy goodie just for you plus a cute Scrapbook Royalty button, designed by the fabulous Stephanie Ackerman!! Then you'll be able to buy raffle tickets for two different baskets filled to the brim with yummy Lil' Davis Chipboard, Making Memories ribbons, and other fun, fun scrappy goodies.

This crop is sold out but you can still stop by to say hello. I will be there from 330pm into the night. Check out the Desert Scrappers website for more info on the location. See you there!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Elena is off to ConvenZioNE!

Scrapbook Royalty founder Elena is off to Pleasanton, CA to attend ConvenZioNE!! She'll be helping raise money and awareness for two different charities during the 3 day event. We'll miss you Elena!! Take lots of pics and have fun creating!

To find out more about what Elena's and Scrapbook Royalty's role with ZNE is all about, click HERE.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Come See Us At the "Head to Toe Women's Expo" - Nov 7-9, 2008

Stop by and visit Scrapbook Royalty at the "Head to Toe" Women's Expo at the Del Mar Fair Grounds November 7-9, 2008. It will be the ultimate day out for women!!

We will be doing a make and take for a donation too--since it is so close to the holidays it will be fun and festive so don't miss out! Tickets to the expo are $8 each and can be purchased at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.

We will also be giving away tickets to the expo between now and November. Make sure you are signed up to receive our email newsletter because that is the only way to find out about the free tickets. See you there!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Meet Cornice and Raphia * Valley of the Dolls

Valley of the Dolls has graciously donated a pair of their exquisitely crafted dolls to Scrapbook Royalty to benefit Autism Speaks!

Meet Cornice & Raphia:

Cornice & Raphia (retail value $300) are available via auction on our Auction Blog. Bidding begins at $100 and all proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks. Please visit our Auction Blog to bid.

Arietta * "Valley of the Dolls" Raffle to Benefit Autism Speaks -

Valley of the Dolls has graciously donated one of their exquisite dolls to Scrapbook Royalty to benefit Autism Speaks!

Meet Arietta:

You may purchase raffle tickets to win Arietta (retail value $100) via our website. Tickets are $5 each of 5 tickets for $20. And as always, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Give a Noble Gift From The Heart...updated 10-5-08

Friends of Scott is a non-profit organization that was created in memory of Scott Delgadillo. Scott's friends set up the foundation to help other families suffering from childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. Friends of Scott foundation's mission is to ensure that the children and their families get the emotional and financial support needed to cope with their disease.

Each year Friends of Scott hosts a Holiday Christmas Party and this year Scrapbook Royalty will be helping to get toys donated for the children. Our goal is 150 toys ranging in price from $10-$25.

Please help us by going to to purchase a toy. Use the login information below:

Registry #: 987018
Password: Scotfriends
Phone Number: (619) 223-7268
Registered Under: Scott Delgadillo

The toys purchased on the registry will be shipped directly to Friends of Scott. You may also shop at Toys R Us stores or purchase toys elsewhere and ship to:

6977 Navajo Rd #168
San Diego, Ca 92119

Gifts need to be received by November 7th, 2008 so that we can wrap them and get them ready for the party. Thank you for helping Friends of Scott collect gifts for some of San Diego's very deserving children. The Friends of Scott Christmas Party is one way to get the children and their families away from the hospital, chemo, and medical treatments and have them truly enjoy an afternoon of fun and celebration. The Christmas party is a highlight in these children's lives. Thank you so much for helping to make this event a success.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Using Your Scraps for A Cause

Scrapbook Royalty is all about giving through our craft. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring activities you can do to help others through your craft for the holidays. Yes, it is getting close to that time of year again!

Committee member Jennifer Priest (yup, that's me) is collecting bookmarks to help benefit children during the holidays. Here is the info,
posted from Jennifer's blog:

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Every year my Girl Scout troop, along with other troops in our area, collect items for Santa Claus Inc in San Bernardino, CA. You can learn more about them on their website: Santa Claus Inc. The short of it is that they help over 11,000 kids each year to have a great Christmas or holiday season when they might not have had a celebration at all.

Two years ago we started making handmade bookmarks for SCI to give to kids at Christmas--they give out a lot of books and what's cuter than a nice handmade bookmark to go with the book?! Last year I started a campaign in January on (with the Dezine Girlz) and WhoGivesAScrap? to collect bookmarks. We did collected well over 500 handmade bookmarks last year from all over the world!! I even received bookmarks made by ladies as far away as the UK! In 2006 we donated 454 Bookmarks.

This year "elves are needed" once again. My goal is to collect 1000 bookmarks!!

You know you have scraps you will never use.
Cute stickers.
Stamps you love to use.
Fibers and ribbon scraps.
Don't hoard them...
Make a bookmark!

Here are the guidelines:
  • Make the bookmarks about 2" x 6" in size
  • Please use an eyelet or grommet to reinforce the hole at the top if you are adding ribbon or fiber through the hole. Please do not staple or glue ribbon. You do not have to include a "tassel" if you don't want to.
  • Corner round the edges if possible. The Zutter Round-It-All Works great for this.
  • You are welcome to laminate the bookmarks as well. It doesn't have to be fancy. You can use clear contact paper if you want. Many school supply stores (like Lakeshore Learning) offer self-laminating stations and you can laminate about 100 bookmarks for under $5.
  • Make sure they are sturdy--you can glue two pieces of paper back to back if you want to make them more rigid or use a chipboard center.
  • Any decorations should be able to lay flat in a book and should be able to hold up against the handling of a child.
  • You can sign the back with your name if you like (for example: "Created with love by Nancy J")
  • Be creative and have fun!!
  • Deadline to mail bookmarks is November 25, 2008. I need to have them all counted and ready to go by the first week of December.
  • Store bought bookmarks are welcome too!!
I know you will all knock our socks off with your beautiful creations!

In December my Girl Scout troop will present the bookmarks to Santa Claus Inc. Be sure to include your address and name on a sheet of paper in the envelope with your bookmarks--I'll sign the guest book at SCI with your info and they will send you a personal thank you letter.

Please send your completed bookmarks to:

Scrapbook Royalty
Bookmarks for Santa Claus Inc - Jennifer
PO Box 910665
San Diego, CA

I'll also start a slideshow of the bookmarks as they come in (once I get the first box) and keep a running tally on my personal blog. I can't wait to see what you create!! If you have any questions please post them here and I'll answer them. Thanks so much!!

Please leave a comment here stating your pledge--how many bookmarks can you make? Just 10 a month = 40 bookmarks!! That's 4o kids' lives you will touch!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Healthy Handbags Need ToteHooks!

Trisha, scrapbooker extraordinaire and past SBR event attendee, recently posted a story on her blog about the health dangers associated with handbags. Basically they are bacteria carrying hotels!!

One way to help control the germs that get on your handbag is to use a totehook to hold your bag. Don't plop the bag on the dirty floor and then put it on a nice dinner table--get a totehook! I'm always using mine at restaurants and I even use it in the restroom when no hook is available--I hook it over the door and hang my bag on it so no germies get on my nice bag.

Of course, the tote hook is always a great scrapping accessory too--perfect for those AMM bags or any open top tote for that matter. So be healthy and get a totehook. They are available in tons of girl friendly colors and finishes and you can even get one with a cute clock on top!!

If you participated in the Black White and Scrap All Over event, you already have a totehook from the goodie bag you received during the event--woohoo!!

Totehooks are also good for the soul too because 20% of the price of each hook is donated to charity. Pick up your tote hook from Treasures for Charity or an LSS near you today!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Black White & Scrap All Over Contest CLOSED

The entries are all in for our Black White & Scrap All Over Album Contest! Now it is up to each of the stores to choose their favorite album and award them a gift certificate for $50!! We'll announce the winners by August 10th so keep checking back. You can view each album above in the slideshow.

Best of luck to everyone who entered! We have enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations and hearing of all the fun you had during the Black White & Scrap All Over event. We're still totaling the donations and money raised and will post that update after August 10 as well. Thank you for your participation and in helping make this event a success!