Thursday, June 25, 2009

Did you know...Craft Super Show 411 and discount!


CHA is usually for retailers and wholesalers only. It is a trade show and not open to the general public... but this year they are hosting a Craft Super Show for everyone to enjoy!

If you are any where near Orlando, Florida or can be there July 31 or August 1st, this is something you do not want to miss!

here is the website:

Tickets are $10 for one day and $14 for both.

There is a coupon code super08 that you can use to get $5 off. This is a very fun thing to do this summer and super affordable!

And Scrapbook Royalty is hosting the World's Largest Crop Attempt! Friday July 31st from 5-11pm. We will be giving away amazing goody bags, there will be fabulous make and takes and a raffle to raise money for the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation.
The cost of the crop is $30 and you will definitely be getting more than $30 worth of goodies! If you are flying in and dont want to bring your cropping stuff, there will be plenty to do and it is still worth it to come!

Be a part of Scrapbooking History!!!
Guinness will be there to verfiy our total and hopefully we will make it a World Record!

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thanking Volunteers

Paper Source contacted SBR Founder, Elena about doing a VIP private party for SBR volunteers. What a perfect way to thank them for their support and hard work!

What a group! All amazing ladies with huge hearts!

They went all out with some yummy sweets, some fun demos and shopping!
Afterwards, some of the girls went to Buca Di Beppo for a yummy fun dinner
Thanks to all the wonderful people who volunteer for SBR. We can't do it without your generous selfless support!

and thanks to Paper Source for throwing us this party! The group voted Elena Queen for a Day and she won a brand new heat gun. They also donated a card class for 4 people so be on the look out for that in one of our next auctions!
Here are some fav pics...

you have to click on this picture to read what is says on Jennifer's new coin purse! I love love love it!!!

Learning is fun!
happy people!
Look over here!
two dedicated volunteers that are amazing! Fiskateers that support SBR!

Posted by Elena Etcheverry

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Feeding Our Communities

This past weekend Fiskateers and Scrapbook Royalty collected non-perishable food items for those in need at various locations across Southern California. Here are some of their stories:

From Cheryl Waters, Lead Fiskateer, at the Orange County Rescue Mission:

Wow . . . what a fantastic and impacting day Saturday was as we collected food for the hungry during our Fiskateer food drive. I spent most of the day at the Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin. It was a day of watching the local fiskateer community make a difference in their community. I was so excited to see fiskateers and their generosity! It was fantastic.

First came Tanya and her family. Her two boys are darling and so wonderful to know she is setting an example for them. Tanya and her family made it a family event and that was awesome to see. Then Cori arrived about the same time as well as Michelle and her son. Cori even brought items that were packaged in orange. It was awesome to see the fiskateers show up in orange and the OC Rescue Mission residents started to recognize the fiskateers as the day progressed . . . those in orange. It was neat that fiskateers had an opportunity to meet each other. Here is a photo we took together.

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Michelle decorated this beautiful bag! What talent and you could really tell she created it with love. I loved the message it shared! It really warmed the residents/students hearts and it was displayed throughout the whole day. As the day concluded one of the gals asked if she could keep it and take it to her room as it really encouraged her. They emptied the contents of the bag, separated the food and she was the proud owner of this beautiful created bag by fiskateer #915. It was neat to see how the folks there were touched.

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I was so encouraged as I heard testimonies of how the OC Rescue Mission was providing opportunities and hope for those involved. I didn’t take photos of those working/staying on campus as I wanted to respect their privacy. Some of them have recently lost their homes and belongings and are struggling financially because of the recent economical situation. Others have struggled for years with different issues but all seemed to really find hope at this place. I was so blessed working along side these individuals for the day. We all have seasons where we need to receive and other seasons where we can give. I enjoyed learning a lot about the mission and the great work that is going on there. There is a lot of opportunity at the Mission. I must say as well, they sure are organized.

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Others that gave included Susan, Laurie R. and her girls at the crop in the city of Orange, Anita, and others. It was a successful day and a great way to conclude our Fiskateer food drive.

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I am looking into the possibility of teaching a class there at the OC Rescue Mission as a lot of the ladies seem very interested. I’m excited about the opportunity.

Remember too that the mission is open during the week for drop off. So although we are concluding our Fiskateer Food Drive there are still opportunities to give.

Elena, Maxine and others were in their own corner of the world collecting and greeting fiskateers. You are a generous and giving community! Thank you for being you. You are making a great difference! Keep up the wonderful work.

From Jennifer Priest, collecting for Victor Valley Christian Church Food Bank:

We also collected canned food for Victor Valley Christian Church's Food Bank as part of the Fiskateers' and Scrapbook Royalty's "Feed Our Communities" Food Drive this past weekend. I helped collect 180 items of food over the last two weeks!! WOOHOO!! I just had Xaver and Katie count them. Check out this pile in my front room:

I am taking it all to the food bank later this week ;) I am sure they need it and this will help alot of hungry families. Thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Announcing ... Scrap Pink 2009!!

The First Annual

Cupcakes for A Cure
ScrapPink Crop 2009

Sept 26, 2009

Victor Valley Christian Church, Hesperia, CA

Join us for a fun-filled day of cropping, fundraising, and sharing for a worthy cause; the fight against breast cancer. The Divine Desert Divas will be your hostesses for this cupcake themed Scrapbook Royalty event.

Included in your $50 registration fee:

· 3+ feet of cropping space

  • Goodie Bag for Each Person
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Drinks & Snacks all day
  • Bring the most donations to be crowed Queen of Philanthropy!
  • $10 of each fee is being donated to ScrapPink for the Susan G Komen Foundation
  • Tea Time & Queen of Sweets - bring a dessert to be served at tea time. The favorite dessert will earn the title Queen of Sweets!
  • 15% off your purchase at
  • Raffles to raise money for the cause
  • And more to be announced!

Early Sign Up Bonus:

Save $10 by June 30!

Receive an extra, larger, more goodie filled goodie bag if you sign up & pay by June 30, 2009. Plus you'll save $10 off the price of the crop!

Registration fee is $50 after July 1.

Registration is NOW OPEN!!

Just go to Scrapbook Royalty's Registration webpage, fill out the form, and choose
"Cupcakes for a Cure [9-26-09]"

from the list of events.
Make sure your payment is in by June 30 in order
to take advantage of the discounted crop rate and larger goodie bag!

Want to get the latest updates about this event? Contact the Divine Desert Divas at

Scrapbook Royalty is also working on several other events benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the fight against breast cancer that we'll be announcing in the next few weeks. Thank you for your support of this worthy cause!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ties That Bind - A Very Special Art Doll Raffle

The Ties That Bind Art Doll

This amazing doll is a collection of handmade men's ties and charms each uniquely created by individual artists and then put together by Jan Brown to make this almost life size doll. We are selling raffle tickets for $5 each or 6 tickets for $20. This handmade doll is priceless, with charms donated by over 100 artist such as Tim Holtz, Michael deMeng, Joanna Pierotti, Ruth Rae, Leighanna Light, Mary Beth Shaw and Sally Jean just to name a few.

Tim Holtz recently posted about the doll on his blog HERE!

For more information and to view more pictures please visit: ttp://

100% of the money raised for this auction will benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

To enter the raffle check out the listing on our Auctions & Raffles Blog. Thank you in advance for your support!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

One Box Returns, Another One Is Sent

Imagine how sad it was for Elena to check Scrapbook Royalty's mail only to find that some of the Father's Day cards that many of us handcrafted for the troops had been returned! It was too late to send them to another set of soldiers overseas so we figured we'd just have to wait until next year to send them.

A few days later Elena received an email from Lenora Weigand, a mother wanting to send her son and other fathers serving overseas Father's Day cards from their children and families here. Woohoo! Elena sent Lenora the cards, which the families in her son's unit sent to their fathers overseas. Here is a note from Lenora:

Elena -

Just wanted to send you a separate note and say thank you again. Your kindness and love of our servicemen and women (my Son) touches my heart and I thank you. . . I volunteer at the USO and hope to deploy to Afghanistan soon with the USO. Knowing that there are individuals out there such as yourself who love their country and support our Troops tangibly is priceless! KNOW that what you are doing does touch lives! I have attached a photo of my son for you. Again, many many thanks!

What we all do through Scrapbook Royalty really does touch lives. It is so fortunate that we were still able to use these cards for those who are serving our country. Thanks so much for supporting SBR and the causes we help--without you we would not be a success and could not make the impacts we are making. Thank you!

Post by:
Jennifer Priest

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Feed Our Community

It's a food drive to feed the hungry. Scrapbook Royalty has teamed up with the Fiskateers to "feed our community". So from now until June 13th, Scrapbook Royalty is going to be collecting and posing a challenge to you to "feed our community."

We would love your support on this! It would be great if you would collect cans in your store, in your neighborhood, or from your family and friends.

See below for current food drive collection locations:

Now Until June 13, 2009 -- CHINO, CA

Fiskateer Teri and her friends at the Chino Scrapbook Company have arranged for a drop off spot for the fiskateer food drive. You can drop off your canned and non-perishable food items for the Fiskateer Food Drive to:

Chino Scrapbook Company

4479 Riverside Drive

Chino, CA 91710


The Chino Scrapbook Company owner has generously offered 10% off one item for every 2 non-perishables that you bring in. Don’t forget too that you can bring diapers and wipes as well as baby formula. Items greatly needed. You can drop your items off during business hours any time now until June 13th.

Thanks Teri and the Chino Scrapbook Company for all your efforts!

June 12-13, 2009 -- VICTORVILLE, CA

Join Fiskateer Jennifer Priest and the Divine Desert Divas at a Stampin’ and Scrappin’ Yard Sale in Victorville, CA on June 12 and 13. Jennifer will be there with Fairy Fly Bys for everyone who donates canned & nonperishable food items during the yard sale. Contact Jennifer Priest for more details at

Interested in selling? Donate 10 cans of food in order to sell. Contact Maria Getz at for directions and seller info. For more info visit:
Donating food to Victor Valley Christian Church Food Bank.

June 13, 2009 – SAN DIEGO, CA

Join Elena and friends as you help as a Fiskateer community to feed those in need. Elena will be at the San Diego Food Bank on Saturday, June 13th from 10 a.m. to 12 with fairy fly bys and a welcoming smile. Donate canned goods, non-perishable items, and much needed baby supplies such as new diapers and wipes. The San Diego Food Bank is located at 9850 Distribution Avenue in San Diego. The number . . . 858.527.1419

Thanks Elena and friends for being there and thank you Fiskateers for your caring heart!

June 13, 2009 -- TUSTIN, CA

Join Lead Fiskateer Cheryl Waters at the Orange County Rescue Mission to make a great impact on our community by gathering food and donating it to those in need. Local fiskateers . . . Cheryl challenges you to come on over and visit her at the O.C. Rescue Mission in Tustin (One Hope Drive - formerly the USMC Helicopter base) on Saturday, June 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring non-perishable food items, canned goods, dried pasta as well as much needed diaper wipes and unopened diapers. See more details on the blog post below:

Cheryl will have a goodie for each fiskateer that brings items for the food drive. What a wonderful way to show how fiskateers can make a great difference in feeding the hungry.

Cheryl would love to see you there and greet you with a smile and a hug. Fiskateers are making a difference all over the world! This is another way we can make a dent in hunger!

June 13, 2009 – BARBOURSVILLE, WV

Maxine Hodges will be collecting and gathering food for the Fiskateer Food Drive on June 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at:

The Scrapbook Page

6007 Route 60 East, Suite 202

Barboursville, WV 25504


After gathering the food she will donate it to the Huntington Area Food Bank. So won’t you consider joining Maxine in helping to make an impact and giving to our community!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nexcare GIVE

Nexcare GIVE

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A Little Sweetness for the American Diabetes Association + Free Bandaids!

Like many SBR volunteers, my life and family have been touched by illness. Naturally, I love to see my charitable efforts help those organizations that fight against and support sufferers of that illness. Many members of my family suffer from Diabetes, Type I and Type II. Ask anyone with the disease, it is not an easy one to manage or live with. And as you age, the problems progress no matter how well you care for yourself.

Every year I help many causes through Scrapbook Royalty and though they are all noble, they are not all ones that affect or touch me personally. So this year I took the opportunity during National Scrapbook Day to help raise money for the American Diabetes Association Southern California office.

I taught a Prima Certified Make N Take, the "My Peeps" mini book, at 5 different National Scrapbook Day Crops at the Red Bee, Collective Journey, Scrappers' Cafe, Scrappin' In The Hills, and The Scrappin' Table (twice at the Table!). I donated 100% of the proceeds to Scrapbook Royalty to send to the American Diabetes Association. Then I did two raffles at Desert Scrappers Retreats this past weekend to also benefit the American Diabetes Association--a couple of SBR volunteers, Kari and Sonia, helped run the raffle.

We raised just under $200 for the American Diabetes Association. Not a ton of money but hey, every little bit helps! So thank you to everyone who took the make n take and bought raffle tickets. Everything we give, no matter how large or small, is a gift from the heart and I truly appreciate your support for this cause over the last month.

Thanks so much!

Also, I wanted to tell you about the NEXCARE GIVE program from Nexcare, a 3M company. June 14 is World Blood Donor Day and in honor of that, Nexcare is offering to send blood donors free bandaids printed with the word "Give". I'll post it about it a little bit--give blood and get a little something in return. It isn't much to give really, just a little bit of your time to go donate.

And thanks again for your generosity!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Black White and Craft All Over

120 goody bags being delivered by SBR Founder, Elena Etcheverry

Goody Bags Delivered-CHECK
Sample pages done- CHECKProvocraft Tools Delivered- CHECK
Black White and Craft All Over starts Monday and is going to be so awesome!

If you can't come to San Diego during the month of June, you can still support SBR
Just make a $25 donation and we will mail you the goody bag!

You will get a great tote bag from Provo Craft, a fairy fly by and the really cute handmade cup cozy made by SBR volunteers! And most importantly you will be helping a great cause! We will ship your goodies to you and maybe just maybe you will find yourself in San Diego after all!!