Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Place To Bark

Last year when we attended ConvenZioNE in Pleasanton, California we helped to raise funds for A Place To Bark, an animal rescue mission. Reknowned artist Claudine Hellmuth recently posted on her blog a call to action to help A Place To Bark.

Check it all out HERE. And thank you for your support of this worthy cause!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


we are at 590 cards and 34 of them came from some very talented 8 & 9 year olds!

I took tons of pics so I am uploading them to our winkflash account.


they are in the folder
0903 Cards for Troops

And if you are looking to buy envlopes, clear bags, or clear envelopes. We are now a enrolled in the Partnership program for They have been extremely generous to our events and now they are giving us a 5% donation from your purchases! Just enter our group code CP1010 when you check out. You only have to do this once and every time you order you know you are doing something good for Scrapbook Royalty as well! Thank you Clearbags for your generosity and support!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cards for Troops Update!!!

I am happy to announce have received 22 packages from all over the country and have a total of 351 cards so far! I know a lot of people wait till the last minute so I am hoping we will get more. Every day I get at least one package in the mail so the count will go up...I have been getting packages in the mail every day!

Here is a photo of what I have so far. I tried to take a picture of at least one card out of each group but might have missed some. i will upload those this afternoon...

Some guidelines:

  • It is very helpful if you send envelopes with your cards please. Those of you that did not, its ok, I will be buying some to add and I am still so grateful for your beautiful creations!
  • buy the envelopes first so you know what size to make your card
  • Stick the back of the card into the envelope when you send it to me so they can see the card front without having to take the card out and the card and envelope will not get separated.

or use clear envelopes,

or put the envelope and card in a clear bag.

  • use a standard size envelope, letter or card, 6x6 and odd sizes are more expensive to send.
  • keep the bulk down. buttons and charms dont always ship that well.

That's it for now... Send cards to:

Scrapbook Royalty

PO Box 910665

San Diego, CA 92191

Thanks so much for your suppor!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sometimes you just get lucky!

I saw this cool silk screening machine at CHA winter called the YuDu and I really wanted to try to get one donated for SBR. I didnt have any luck at the show and even tried submitting a donation request after but no luck. It would be so great to have one so that at events we could use that instead of paying to have tshirts silk screened. It just would be more cost effective and we could raise more money! So then I was blog bouncing and found Erin. Besides being totally amazingly crafty, she is also totally a YuDu expert and it turns out I know her! small
scrapbooking world. I actually was at CKU with a few years ago!!

Anyway... Erin called her contact at Provocraft and she was able to hook me up! So I will hopefully be getting one soon for SBR and I will be able to make some awesome designs for event tshirts! I can't wait!

Thank you Erin! You rock!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Deborah Norville rocks!

While we were at CHA in January earlier this year we had the opportunity to meet the fabulous Deborah Norville, who was there as the keynote speaker for the event. That's our own Elena Etcheverry plus Teri Rogers from Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks with Deborah at the event.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Want Some Freebies!?

Then head on over to the Desert Scrappers Retreats blog for a blogoversary celebration!! There are new giveaways everyday so be sure to check back often.

Also, if you are going to the Royal Slumber Crop please be sure to stop by the Desert Scrappers Retreats table and say hello to Fairy Godmothers Laura and Crystal. See you there!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Elena Loves Disney

Elena Loves Disney. we all know that... So this is a really cool promotion that we can share with you.

I am sure you have heard of Disney on Ice the cool interactive show if not...
Interactive Disney On Ice shows feature exciting action, romance, comedy, athletic world-class skating, beloved Disney characters, and favorite Disney songs to which kids can sing and dance along. Their rich colors, costumes, bigger than life atmosphere, music, lighting, choreography and humor all contribute to making the experience one that builds childhood and family memories for years to come So very fun!
I have a few friends who have gone and really enjoyed it. And for select cities, here is a discount code. Not in one of these cities but know someone? share the love and pass the info along!

Offer #1: Get 4 tickets for just $44 by entering the code "MOM" at select ticketing channels*. Offer good on all performances, minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Gold Circle Seating, Front Row and VIP seating or combinable with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. ·
Offer #2: A select amount of Front Row and VIP seats have been reserved for you to buy before they go on sale to the public - just enter the code "MOM" when purchasing those seats.
Dates and cities where families can use the national MOM code are as follows:

  • Houston Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey April 15-April 19
  • Dallas/Ft Worth Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical JourneyMarch 18-March 29
  • Sunrise/Miami Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy March 26-April 5
  • Toronto Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy March 18-March 22
  • Kansas City Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical JourneyApril 1-April
  • Denver Disney On Ice presents a Disneyland® Adventure March 12-March 15
  • Phoenix Disney On Ice presents a Disneyland® AdventureApril 9-April 12 (ROADTRIP!!)
  • Chicago/Rosemont Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of MagicSept 8-Sept 13

And are you an influential mom?
If you or someone you know qualifies as an Influential Mom in your community, you could be selected to win a free family four pack of tickets to all of the 2009 Disney On Ice and Ringling Bros. shows that come to your local city. Those selected will also be invited to a special VIP event to meet other area Mom Influencers.

If interested, or if you would like to nominate another Mom Influencer, please fill out the sign-up sheet here.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mother's Day and Father's Day Cards for Troops... plus and early Christmas!

Mother's & Father's Day Cards for the Troops

Scrapbook Royalty along with The Fiskateer Charity Fiskamittee has taken up noble causes for which we help raise money and collect donations. There are so many worthy causes to support in different ways our current effort is to collect handmade Mother's & Father's Day cards to send to the military men and women overseas. We want them to receive them in time for them to send home to their loved ones.

  1. Nominate a Unit to Receive Cards

  2. Mother's & Father's Day Greeting Cards for Troops

***Nominate a Unit to Receive Cards***

You can contact us at to nominate a unit overseas. We need an address to ship and US contact information, how many people are in their unit and we will fill as many requests as possible. Please note this will be first come first served.

***Greeting Cards for Troops***

This year we have decided to collect Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for our Cards for Troops Campaign!! We have been very successful for the past two years in collecting handmade Holiday greeting cards from around the country and donating them to units that make sure these cards reach actual military serving overseas. They were so appreciative to have these cards to write in and send messages home to family and friends during the holidays. So we would like to do the same thing with Mother's Day and Father's Day cards.

Below are some photos of the 3000 cards we recieved this past holiday season.

Last year's cards.

Christmas cards.

So once again and we need your help! We will get these cards distributed to the hard working men and women overseas defending our country. We are sending the cards directly to the troops ourselves so that gives us a bit more time to get them made and sent over. A simple handmade card, blank inside, will do just perfectly. We need to recieve the cards with envelopes by March 31st, so we have time to mail them to the units over seas and they will have time to mail them home.

Here are some tips for getting a few cards made for the soldiers:

  • Create a few extra cards as you make your own--for example, for every 3 cards you make for yourself, make one card to donate.
  • Use your scraps from old layouts and cards (cuz I know you're still saving them) to create a few cards. This way you can also take part in some guilt free shopping afterwards when you buy this year's hottest papers.
  • Go buy that new paper and just have fun creating some cards for the soldiers with it.
  • Ask your friends to help. If you're having a crop or go to one at a store, ask everyone to take 5 minutes to create one card.
  • Have the kids help. Scout troops love doing these kinds of activities. Set up the supplies assembly line style and get everyone to pitch in.
  • Buy a kit--some stores and consultants sell card kits--just buy one and assemble all the cards and send them to us for the troops.
  • Take a class. Ask the instructor if you can buy extra cards or kits to make the assembly easy.
  • If you are a consultant hold a card-making party! Have your guests make one card for themselves and one for the troops as part of your demonstration.

Once you've created your cards, you can send your handmade cards directly to:

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

Also, stay tuned for more info about Christmas in August, a card-making extravaganza to be held in Victorville, Ca, sponsored by Maria Getz, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. We'll be creating Holiday Cards for the Troops and cropping for 12 full hours. Save the date: August 22, 2009.