Thursday, October 30, 2008

Survivor Crop Drawing Winners

These lucky ladies will receive some fun Kaiser Craft stencils from us!!!

Kani Blanchard
Melanie Halpern
Kate Murphy

Thanks so much for entering our drawing at Survivor Crop!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Scrap in Pink!!

We've got winners!!!

Each of these lucky ladies has won a pair of Fiskars Breast Cancer Awareness scissors donated by Cheryl Waters, Lead Fiskateer!!!

Everyone entered their names into our drawing at Scrapbook Expo Ontario, CA and here they are:

Friday Winners:

Korie Schultz
Donna Nielson
Gloria Vizzini

Saturday Winners:

Marlene Velazquez

Trisha Jones

Jacquelyn Cortez

Congrats and thanks for stopping by our booth at Scrapbook Expo.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Why Women Should Vote

A few months back this was forwarded to us via email--we thought it appropriate to share it now that election day is a week away...


This is the story of our Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers; they lived only 90 years ago.

Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote.

The women were innocent and defenseless, but they were jailed
nonetheless for picketing the White House, carrying signs asking
for the vote.

(Lucy Burns)
And by the end of the night, they were barely alive.
Forty prison guards wielding clubs and their warden's blessing
went on a rampage against the 33 women wrongly convicted of
'obstructing sidewalk traffic.'
They beat Lucy Burns, chained her hands to the cell bars above
her head and left her hanging for the night, bleeding and gasping
for air.

(Dora Lewis)
They hurled Dora Lewis in to a dark cell, smashed her
head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Her cellmate,
Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack.
Additional affidavits describe the guards grabbing, dragging,
beating, choking, slamming, pinching, twisting and kicking the women.

Thus unfolded the
'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917,
when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his
guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because
they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right
to vote.

For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their
food--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms.

(Alice Paul)
When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press.
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So, refresh my memory. Some women won't vote this year because-
-why, exactly? We have carpool duties? We have to get to work?
Our vote doesn't matter? It's raining?

Last week, I went to a sparsely attended screening of HBO's new
movie 'Iron Jawed Angels.' It is a graphic depiction of the battle
these women waged so that I could pull the curtain at the polling
booth and have my say. I am ashamed to say I needed the reminder.

All these years later, voter registration is still my passion. But the
actual act of voting had become less personal for me, more rote.
Frankly, voting often felt more like an obligation than a privilege.
Sometimes it was inconvenient.

My friend Wendy, who is my age and studied women's history,
saw the HBO movie, too. When she stopped by my desk to talk
about it, she looked angry. She was--with herself. 'One thought
kept coming back to me as I watched that movie,' she said.
'What would those women think of the way I use, or don't use,

my right to vote? All of us take it for granted now, not just
younger women, but those of us who did seek to learn.' The
right to vote, she said, had become valuable to her 'all over again..'

HBO released the movie on video and DVD . I wish all history,
social studies and government teachers would include the movie in
their curriculum I want it shown on Bunco night, too, and anywhere
else women gather. I realize this isn't our usual idea of socializing,
but we are not voting in the numbers that we should be, and I think
a little shock therapy is in order.

It is jarring to watch Woodrow Wilson and his cronies try to persuade a psychiatrist to declare Alice Paul insane so that she could be permanently institutionalized. And it is inspiring to watch the doctor refuse. Alice Paul was strong, he said, and brave. That didn't make her crazy.

The doctor admonished the men: 'Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.'

Please, if you are so inclined, pass this on to all the women you know.

We need to get out and vote and use this right that was fought so
hard for by these very courageous women. Whether you vote democratic, republican or independent party - remember to vote.

History is being made.

Where you will be on November 5th, 2008?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Scrapbook Expo!!!

We came, we "maked & taked", and we chatted about Scrapbook Royalty all weekend long!! It was so great to see old friends and make new ones too. Here's Elena with Elaine and Terina:

We had a blast in our usual royal fashion. Check out Katie and Jesse having fun:

See those cute aprons behind them? We were selling them to help raise money for Scrapbook Royalty!! Cute aren't they?

We had two make n takes -- Cards for the Troops and a cute little Luggage Tag Mini Book using Quick Quotes' Powder Puff Inks and Lil Davis Paper and Chipboard. We collected over 150 cards this weekend!! Woohoo!! We are well on our way to reaching our goal of 1500 cards for the troops so thank you!!

Here is Jennifer at the make n take station in our booth:

And Cori Solorzano teaching a mini book make n take at our booth:

We were giving away some cool stencils from Kaiser Craft for a contest we're doing until jan 31--all the details will be released in next week's newsletter so make sure you sign up over in the box to the left.

We also collected raffle tickets for a drawing to win one of three pairs of Fiskars Breast Cancer Awareness Scissors donated by Lead Fiskateer Cherly Waters. Winners will be announced in the next newsletter as well.

We also had the pleasure of meeting Daynah, a local scrapbooking blogger with her finger on the pulse of scrapbooking in Southern California.

She posted this fun little video on her blog:

Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers!! Jesse, Jim and Jeannie, Nancy, Eva, Elena, Jennifer, Tiffany, Cori, and Katie kept the make n takes running smoothly all weekend and kept our booth hopping!! And thank you again to everyone who stopped by our booth and made this weekend a success!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Come See Us!!

All day today we will be at Scrapbook Expo in Ontario, California!! Stop by our booth to pick up your free Kaiser Craft stencil to participate in our "Innovations Contest"! Details about the contest will be going out in our next newsletter. Don't miss out on the drawings we are doing to win a free pair of limited edition Fiskars Breast Cancer Awareness scissors--they are pink!!

Also, we are doing two make n takes -- Cards for the Troops and a cute little luggage tag mini book. ALL of the money donated for the make n takes is being donated to Scrapbook Royalty and the charities we help support.

We are also selling fun little aprons, kits, embellishments, and other fun little "treasures" in our booth so don't miss out! See you there.

Vicky Breslin's No Frills Fall Workshops Event

The fabulous Vicky Breslin of Cut-It-Up is hosting a "No Frills Fall Workshop" event! Scrapbook Royalty is providing "Fairy Fly-bys" at the event (these are little gifts for each attendee). AND Vicky is doing a charity raffle to benefit Scrapbook Royalty! You won't want to miss out on this fabulous event--the details are all below:

No Frill Fall Workshops: Make everything by hand this year
Let's use what we have, recycle, renew & reinvigorate ourselves

Date: November 4 to November 10, 2008 Tuesday through Sunday
Time: Classes start at 9:00 a.m. end at 9:00 p.m.
Place: Daily workshops are at The Funny Pharm 30 North Main Street, Colfax and 32770 Main Street, Dutch Flat,

Sleeping Arrangements: Tues, Wed or Thursday
Dutch Flat Hotel next door to workshops
Accommodations are available: Tues., Nov 4, checkout Friday A.M.
Rooms are based on 2 people in a room 50.00 per night
5 people in a room, 30.00 per night
please call me directly to book the rooms 530 389-2233, 220-4103
If you would like to stay with me. No charge
To keep the expenses down we are going to do a potluck breakfast, lunch & dinner. Dessert too! Contact me for meals.

No frill Class fees: $10.00 per class plus supplies
Card Making Class: I will be bringing out my hand printing press
It works with the vintage wood type. You can make all of the holiday cards you wish & have a fun time doing it!
I will show you how to set the type.....the rest is up to you.
Black ink will be provided. Let me know if you want another color & I will get a price quote for you. This will be available all days!

5 Minute Collage: Learn how the experts make such amazing collages for their background art projects. It is a very fun, fast moving and a surprising hour of fun. Available every morning at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Soldering Class
I will bring my soldering iron & all supplies needed to make all kinds of glass hanging stuff!
Like houses, ornaments, ovals, rectangle & squares.
You can use your 5 minute collage paper too. Every day at 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Gift tags
Using Glimmer Mists & Stencils we will make tags that will dazzle.
We can even monogram them with our printer!
Every day 12:30p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Altered Silverware
This is the most creative silverware possible. You can make a hanging piece of silverware
A rack for the kitchen, place card holder, pin or necklace.
Every day 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Image Transfer
Learn how to use the new Golden digital grounds to copy all kinds of images to all forms of materials. Paper, fabric, foil, gel skins, acetate etc. Every day 4:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Image Transfer Book
Make a cloth book using the fabric transfers made in the image transfer class. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday

Chart Your Path
Paint on a piece of wood. Learn how to measure it out & make compartments to house all kinds of ephemera
This is a very fun class to do on a cutting board.
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday

Game Board
Make a game board using your family photos. We will use scrabble letters to spell out family names. You will need a vintage game board for this project. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday

Convex Glass
Use our vintage convex glass to house a fun moveable art piece.
You can make it on a card. canvas or whatever your heart desires. I have them in sizes 3" to 7" sizes. These are all very old pieces.
Learn how to drill holes in them and screw them into your piece
Friday 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Everyone loves the button stacking class! I will teach you how to stack & add beads. We will then turn our pieces into a fabulous bracelet. Friday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Resin Jewelry

Make fun jewelry out of resin. We will make a few charms & turn them into a fabulous necklace or a charm bracelet.
Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Frozen Charlotta Jewelry

Using these very vintage dolls we will make a very unique piece of jewelry! Give her wings or a saltshaker hat. Guaranteed beauty.Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Crochet the icing & then add a vintage flower to the top made out of vintage sheet music
Sunday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wire Working
Using rebar you will create rustic looking ways to enhance old bottles. They make great hanging candle lights
Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Initial Photo Necklace or Magnet
Make a fabulous initial & back it with a darling vintage hand tinted photo. Then solder it for the amazing finish. These make the most charming gifts. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00

Crown Making
Using cardstock we will make the most amusing crowns. We will add vintage jewels to bedazzle them. Tuesday 11:00 to 1:00 p.m

So let's have some fun & get our holidays started. Remember to take the handmade pledge Miss Vicky

Please make your reservations now: Miss Vicky 530 389 2233 or email . No refunds!

You will be given class supplies list when you register! Thanks so much! I am looking forward to a fun filled get ‘er done week!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Raffle to Benefit the Young Survival Coalition

The Duluth Crop for A Cure is this weekend in Duluth, MN! Even if you aren't local to Duluth you can still help support this worthy cause by purchasing raffle tickets for the wonderful items below. All raffles will be drawn during the Crop For A Cure on October 25, 2008. You need not be present to win.

$5 each ticket or 5 tickets for $20

Raffle #1: Creative Options Pack
Green Suede Total Tote from Creative Options by Plano Diverse pockets and removable interior wall make the Total Tote the ultimate in multiple craft storage. It’s perfect for stamping supplies, needle arts, and even beading tools. Retail Value: $85.00

Raffle #2: Clip It Up Pack
Simply Renee Clip It Up Base Unit (6) Clip It Up 6 x 6 x ¾” Storage Envelopes (6) Clip It Up 4 x 4 x ¾” Storage Envelopes Set of 26 Paper Bliss Alphabet Embellishment Packs Set of 10 Paper Bliss Numerical Embellishment Packs 18 packs Assorted 3-D Accents & Embellishments Retail Value: $230.00

Raffle #3: Cropper Hopper Organization System
Deluxe Supply case, Embellishment Organizer, Scrap Storage, 4 pocket scrapbook organizer, 8 x 8” Paper Holder, Photo Box, Pages In Progress, 6 x 6” Paper Holder, 12 x 12” Dividers, 8 Pocket Organizer, Paper Organizer, Paper Holder, Vertical To Go Box, 8 ½ x 11” Paper Holder, Photo/CD Organizer, 3 sizes of Ribbon Spool Drawers, 3 sizes of Ribbon Cards, Ribbon Clips, Photo Case Refill cards, 3 sizes of Embellishment Bags, and 4 sizes of Mini Cube Storage Boxes. (All Items Are Not Pictured) Retail Value: $185.00

Raffle #4: Stuffed Rolling Tote
Lavender Making Memories “Runway Roller”, Assorted Making Memories Embellishments, Brown leather 12 x 12” Making Memories Album, (2) 12 x 12” Paper Holders, 2 packs 12 x 12” Patterned Paper, one pack 8 x 8” Patterned Paper Retail Value: $215.00

Click on the donate button under each item to buy raffle tickets for that item.

Please call 218-724-6007 with any questions.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cards for Troops Update!!

Collective Journey in Redlands, CA has been collecting Cards for the Troops on behalf of Scrapbook Royalty. This past weekend they provided supplies for a card "Make Two, Take One" where customers made as many cards as they pleased as long as they made one for the troops as well. The two cards in front are cards actually made by customers during the make n take!

Guess what? They've done even more to help us collect Cards for the Troops!!

Just in from their newsletter:

Drop off a handmade card at Collective Journey between now and October 28th and they will give you 15% off of your entire purchase!!! How awesome is that?!

So make sure to make your cards and drop them off at our drop off sites around Southern California. You can also mail them directly to Scrapbook Royalty.

And thank you again to all of the stores who are helping in this effort! We may surpass last year's collection of 1500 cards yet!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Summer Safety Winner

Remember the Summer Safety Giveaway we were doing?? We used Random.Org to choose the winner:

The Winner is:
Melissa Fiskateer #2396 said...

Thanks for posting this, Jennifer. It is a good reminder to drink, drink, drink -- a tip I need to heed. I should know better than to go too long w/o drinking water while out in the sun. When I was a teenager, I got heatstroke and was taken to the emergency room with 108 fever!

Congrats!! Please email us at with your shipping address so we can send your Beach Bag full of goodness out!! Thanks to everyone who commented and shared their summer safety tips. And a special thank you to Mommy Docs for sponsoring the giveaway.

Brighten A Child's Day By Giving a Noble Gift From the Heart

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.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

National CardMaking Day!!!

October 4th, 2008 is National Cardmaking Day. We have partnered with several stores in Southern California to help collect Cards for Troops during this special cardmaking holiday!

Scrapbook Boulevard, Victorville, CA
Come down to the Boulevard on October 4, 2008 to enjoy a fun day of making cards at their "card bar". Fee is $3. Scrapbook Royalty has a basket there for you to donate any cards you make for the Cards for Troops campaign.

The Scrappin' Table, Placentia, CA
Bring in 20 cards to The Scrappin' Table to donate for Cards for Troops during the month of October and you can earn a FREE crop night!!! Contact the store for details.

Collective Journey, Redlands, CA
I'll be setting up a card "make one, take one" bar during my banner class on Sunday October 5th. Come in and make a card for the troops then make one for yourself. And it's free! Thanks to Collective Journey for donating the cardstock for the cards.

You can also drop your cards off at these participating stores between now and Oct 28th:

Please feel free to also send the cards directly to us at:

Scrapbook Royalty
Cards for Troops
PO Box 910665
San Diego, CA 92191

Thank you to these Local Scrapbooks Stores and everyone else who is working to help make our 2008 Cards for Troops campaign a success. We will truly help light up someone's day when they receive a handmade card from their loved ones who are stationed abroad.

For more information about the Cards for Troops Campaign and Noble Gifts From The Heart, please check out our website.