Sunday, November 30, 2008

Royal Slumber Crop - Registration Opens TOMORROW (Dec 1)

Join us for the Royal Slumber Crop in San Marcos, CA on March 14-15, 2009 for a royal good time! Your $75 or $95 registration fee entitles you to:

  • 32 hours of cropping
  • 4 feet of cropping space
  • 2 FREE classes (with $75 Registration)
  • 4 FREE classes (with $95 Registration)
  • 4 delicious meals, & midnight snack
  • Tea time
  • Fairy fly by goodies from our sponsors
  • Contests and silent auctions
  • Yoga, Personality testing, massages, waxing & more pampering...(some require donation)
  • A spot in the "Royal Sleeping Chamber"
  • Opportunity drawings
  • Charitable fun atmosphere and more!
But wait, it gets better...
...there's a Royal Treatment Bonus!

The first 30 participants to sign up and pay in full will be given a...
"Royal Treatment Bonus Package":
  • $30 in gifts from My Minds Eye
  • $40 in gifts from Lil' Davis
  • Free Starbucks at tea time
  • Free mini massage
And you can choose your own "flowerbed" to crop in!!

Choose your flowerbed from these following sponsors and plant yourself for two days of fun:

We Also Have A Payment Plan Available:

Just put half down within 10 days of registration and then pay the other half by February 14, 2009. The payment plan includes a small service fee of $5. For more details, click here. Payment plan registration fees are non-refundable, sorry no exceptions.

AND did we mention we have Amazing Classes and Instructors at this event?!?!

Leah Fung, Stephanie Ackerman, Donna Salazar, and Johanna Peterson will be offering full classes for you to enjoy, Your registration fee entitles you to 2 classes but for an extra $20 you can take all 4! We are lucky to have such wonderful teachers that will be teaching at this event. Click on their names above to see samples of the free classes that are going to be taught.

To register for this fabulous event, click HERE.

But remember, registration doesn't open until December 1, 2008 at 8am PST so make sure you are one of the first 30 registrants. Ask Santa for an early Christmas gift or treat yourself!

We also have ideas for helping you raise the $100 in donations to donate at the event. For all of the details, please see our website.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Pajama Drive for Kids with Cancer

Being in the hospital is never fun but we can make it a little more comfortable for children with cancer by donating soft comfortable 2-part pajamas to our local hospital's Oncology ward. They especially need teen sizes.

Don't have a local children's hospital? Scrapbook Royalty is collecting pajamas for Friends of Scott for Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego's annual PJ Drive.

Here's how you can help:
  • Purchase PJs locally and mail them to Scrapbook Royalty at the address below.

Please ship pajamas to:

Scrapbook Royalty
PJ Drive
Box 910665

San Diego, CA 92191

To learn more about Friends of Scott, please visit their website at

Please send PJs by December 15, 2009.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Giving Back

It's that time of year again for food drives and Thanksgiving Basket collections. Here are a few ways you can donate this year:

Scrapbook Boulevard in Victorville, CA is collecting non-perishable canned and boxed food to donate to the local Homeless Shelter in Victorville, CA. They are offering a free crop night coupon just for bringing in food!! The food will be donated on November 25, 2008. So give a little and get a little crop time for free! For all the details, contact Scrapbook Boulevard.

Jennifer Priest is collecting canned food for the local Food Bank and Community Health Center. Sheis hosting an event at her home for her friends to come crop and make some fun projects -- friends coming to the event are encouraged to bring 20 cans of food with them. The food will be donated on December 14, 2008.

Are you helping collect food for the homeless or assemble baskets for those in need? Please share your story below in a comment by November 30, 2008. Jennifer will choose one lucky winner to receive a set 10 handmade "Thank You" cards in a tin. And thank you for being generous and doing your part in these times. We know we all are feeling the effects of the economy but if we just give a little to help someone else that makes the whole world a brighter place.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Listen To Elena LIVE!

This Wednesday our Founder, Elena Etcheverry, will be a guest on the Diva Craft Lounge Radio Show! She'll be talking about their new book, Designing with the Divas, as well as all the things Scrapbook Royalty is doing. One of Elena's projects is featured in the book! Don't miss out on the show at 12-1pm PST on Wednesday, November 19, 2008.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cards for Troops *Update*!

Two weeks ago, when we last updated you about our Cards for Troops Campaign, we had collected over 1600 handmade cards for the troops! Since then, over 400 more cards have arrived, bringing our total to over 2000!!! WOW!!

That means we've collected 500 more cards than last year! That's 30% more!! Thank you so much for your support in this nationwide effort!

Elena Etcheverry traveled to Camp Pendelton in Southern California earlier this month to present the cards to Gunnery Sergeant Remi Rodriguez of the United States Marine Corps:

In addition to the cards we gave to Gunnery Sergeant Remi Rodriguez of the United States Marine Corps, we also gave cards to a local scrapbooker, Marie Cartmill, who is distributing them to her husband's Army company.

We received cards from these donors in the last two weeks:

  • Susan Hamilton, Los Gatos, CA
  • Terry Oulboub, Santa Clara, CA
  • Maryam Davodi Far, San Diego, CA
  • Diana Saldivar, Burbank, IL
  • Christy and Maddy Gallardo, Anaheim, CA
Thank you so much for making our Cards for Troops Campaign 2008 a success!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We're In Print!!

We knew this day was coming...

We've been published!!!

Warren Gruenig of Scrap & Stamp Arts featured Scrapbook Royalty in his Questions & Answers article in the December 2008 issue! The article features an interview with Elena Etcheverry, Scrapbook Royalty's founder, as well as a card and layout by Jennifer Priest, our Creative Director.

Earlier this year Warren Gruenig contacted Elena about doing an article on Scrapbook Royalty and what it is we do. The article is featured on page 9:

There is alot of great information in it about Scrapbook Royalty , our mission, our accomplishments, and how our organization functions. To purchase the magazine, click here to find a location to purchase it at or purchase a back issue online.

Jennifer's page and card are all about what we do at Scrapbook Royalty. The layout features products from some of our loyal sponsors, such as Prima Marketing and Tattered Angels, as well as "bling" and photos from our"Fantasyland Crop for Kids" in March 2008.

We also wanted to thank Warren Gruenig for this opportunity. He is so genuinely interested in Scrapbook Royalty and the charity work we do. And he so thoughtfully shared our story through his column in Scrap & Stamp Arts. Thank you Warren!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Great Southern California Shake Out

Posted from Jennifer Priest's blog:

Think you're prepared for an earthquake?
Think again.

Don't Freak Out!

Participate in The Great Southern California Shake Out tomorrow. To register, click here.

Many Californians live near the San Andreas fault line. I live RIGHT next to it. The drill is supposed to get our agencies, emergency services, businesses, schools, and residents prepared to react to a 7.8 magnitude quake centered on the San Andreas fault, that is anticipated to last 2 to 3 minutes. The 1994 Northridge Earthquake only lasted 7 seven seconds. And you remember the aftermath from that quake. So imagine what will happen if the shaking were to last 20 to 30 times longer as the USGS predicts the next big California Quake will last?

What can you do to prepare?

There is still time to prepare. We NEVER know when an earthquake will hit so NOW is the best time to prepare. Visit my PERSONAL SHAKE OUT PAGE if you want to join. If you want me to send you an invitation to join in this effort, please send me an email at or leave a comment here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Innovations" Contest!

If you've been to a Scrapbook Royalty event, class or run into us at a local event then you probably have received a pack of green stencils from Kaiser Craft. We're announcing a contest with those stencils--we want to see what you can do to push the envelope with these fun items. Spray paint them. Use them with paint, chalk, ink, glimmer mist...cut them up and use them on your page...whatever! We want to see your innovative uses for these stencils!

Kaiser Craft generously donated to us 900 POUNDS of these stencils! To get your hands on a pack of these stencils simply stop by a Scrapbook Royalty event or class between now and December 31, 2008. Or send an 9" x 12" SASE (stamped for 4 oz) to:

Scrapbook Royalty
PO Box 910665
San Diego, CA 92191

Submit your entries to us via email at by January 31, 2009. That gives you a couple of months to let inspiration strike!

Here's where we'll be handing out stencils:

Head to Toe Women's Expo, Elena Etcheverry, Nov 7-9
"Our Family Recipes" Class, Jennifer Priest at Now & Then Scrapbooks, Nov 9
Desert Scrappers Retreats, Jennifer Priest, Nov 14
Fiskateer Regional Event, Elena Etcheverry, Nov 15
"Nifty Gifties Class", Jennifer Priest at Scrapbook Boulevard, Nov 22
"Be Jolly" Class, Jennifer Priest at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks, Nov 23
"Be Merry" Class, Jennifer Priest at Collective Journey, Dec 2
Book Club, Elena Etcheverry at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks, Dec 4
"Good Eats" Recipe Book Class, Jennifer Priest at Collective Journey, Dec 7
"Holiday Crop", Jennifer Priest's House, Dec 13

We can't wait to see your entires!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cards for the Troops

Thank you to all the wonderful people who donated cards at local stores, at Survivor Crop 2008, at our booth at Ontario Scrapbook Expo and to all these people who mailed cards to us:

L. O' Connor-San Diego, CA
M. Geiger-Apple Valley, CA
D. Recker- Rootstown, OH
Glass Family- Buena Park, CA
C. Blackwood- Oceanside, CA
L. Geiger- Barstow, CA
J. Krause-Murrieta, CA
C. Familathe- Harbor City, CA
Girl Scout Troop #1055
M. Howell- Central Point, OR
Peteson Family-Coal Valley, IL
Recker Family-Rootstown, OH
Anonymous-Temple, TX
J. Brown-La Jolla, CA
J. Munios-San Diego, CA
J.Tsang-San Diego, CA
T. Kincaid-San Diego, CA
Priest Family- Hesparia, CA
J. Mora-Corona, CA
A. Venn - El Cajon, CA
L. Wolley - Palmdale, CA
Collective Journey- Redlands, CA
Scrapbook Boulevard - Victorville, CA
The Scrappin' Table - Placentia, CA

If we missed anyone, we are so sorry but extremely grateful.
All the photos of the individual cards are on the Scrapbook Royalty winkflash account.
Login: scrapbookroyalty.
Password: sharing

Thank you again to everyone for your generous support of this wonderful cause!!! We collected 1642 Cards for the Troops this year!!! PLUS they are more coming in the mail!!! We'll keep you updated as new cards come in...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fight the Flu!!

Check out how you can fight the flu:

Families Fighting Flu, a non-profit organization made up of parents who have lost a child to the flu, partnered on the Say "Boo!" to the Flu program to help educate families about the importance of flu prevention. As part of the program, Visiting Nurse Associations of America is hosting flu vaccination events across the country to encourage families to get vaccinated.

Information on the program's website covers flu prevention tips videos, family activities to help kids learn about washing their hands, and vaccination information related to your local area.

To help spread word about Families Fighting Flu and the Say "Boo!" to the Flu program. We would love your participation by posting about the program and linking to