Wednesday, July 29, 2009

BW Crafts Contest Winners Almost...

...Here but not yet. We're still waiting to hear back from a couple of stores as to which Black, White, and Crafts All Over Projects that YOU created are their FAVORITES! This week many of the stores, including our own Elena and some of the SBR Committee, are off to Florida to enjoy the Craft and Hobby Association's big summer show. So stay tuned for the announcement about the winners in our newsletter and here on the blog next week. In the meantime, enjoy the slideshow of entires above.

Why is Scrapbook Royalty at CHA? In TWO SHORT DAYS we will be helping put on the WORLD'S LARGEST CROP!! Guiness World Book of Records will be there to certify the attempt at beinga part of scrapbooking history. I am totally jealous of all the ladies there cropping and raising money for the Leeza Gibbons Foundation. Take lots of photos, raise lots of money, and most of all have a royal good time! I can't wait to see all the photos when they return home.

xoxo, Jennifer

Monday, July 27, 2009

Now on eBay!

Did you know that you can support
Scrapbook Royalty when you sell on eBay!
It's true!

Simply go to the Scrapbook Royalty Page on eBay and list your item for sale. You can choose to donate 10%-100% of the final selling price of your item. eBay will then refund your listing fee! It's all part of the eBay Giving Works Program.

Ebay sellers have raised over $124,000,000 since eBay Giving Works began in 2003!

I recently listed some Polly Pocket dolls on ebay and am giving 10% of the final sale price to Scrapbook Royalty. Check out my listing to see what yours can look like. Then go clean out your closet and see what you can find to help raise money to support SBR! Listing my item took all of 10 minutes, from taking the photo to typing it up on the eBay website. PLUS, once your item is listed, you can let all your friends on Facebook know about it through eBay's connection with Facebook.

Once you've listed your item to benefit Scrapbook Royalty, let us know by posting a comment on this blog post. Don't forget to include a link to your item. Listing multiple items? Post multiple comments for more chances to win! I'll do a drawing from all the comments here and choose one winner to receive a Prima prize pack from me and Scrapbook Royalty! Be sure to post your links in the comments section on this blog post by August 15th to be in the drawing.

Together we can combat clutter and raise some funds to help Scrapbook Royalty continue to do chairtable works for other charities.

Happy Bidding!

xoxo, Jennifer Priest

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Scrapbook Royalty on Facebook

We’re happy to let our friends and supporters know about Scrapbook Royalty's Facebook page.

All Scrapbook Royalty Angels (royal volunteers), participants, friends, and fans on Facebook will be able to follow SBR (Scrapbook Royalty) features on Facebook, and even comment on stories within our Facebook feed. What’s more, Facebook allows us to add all kinds of extra bonus content: photos from our events, videos of charitable crafters giving back, and the ability to be informed of SBR events from our page.

So if you’re on Facebook, hop on over and follow Scrapbook Royalty on Facebook!

How to Join Scrapbook Royalty on Facebook
First: Click on our link to our Facebook page.
Here's what to do next:
1. Click the "Become a Fan" button above to join the community (Can't see a button? You're already a member!)
2. Head over to the Royal Wall to join in and say hello!
3. Also feel free to check out our Photos from Royal events.

Royal Blog Contributor, Sudie Alexander

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

R U on Twitter?

Scrapbook Royalty (SBR) now has an account on

Started Jun 10, 2009, as of this post, SBR has over 1000 followers!

On twitter, SBR will connect with a larger audience by following and communicating with crafters, craft businesses and CHARITIES all over the world!

If you know of any twitter account(s) like that, do let us know! I'll check back to see your comments over time and I'll report on the SBR twitter status as time goes on.

We have already received a commitment of auction items at CHA (click to learn more!) from Kathy Cano-Murillo a.k.a. @CraftyChica and Marni Gold a.k.a. @CardboxDiva offered to volunteer some time to SBR.

And RETWEETS! Several of the SBR posts have achieved the coveted 'RT' or retweet.

If I post something really interesting to the SBR followers, they are likely to copy it, hit 'reply' then add the RT at the beginning of the post and post it to THEIR followers.

This increases the exposure SBR will enjoy and more good things may happen for the organization.

With about 6 weeks of starting our twitter work, SBR has been quite successful with spreading the word, gaining many followers who didn't know about Scrapbook Royalty before and specific offers of help and handmade items. All in all, I'd say it's been a great 6 weeks and I expect many more to come.

If you would like to follow SBR on twitter, click on the link: while you are logged into twitter and you will see a "Follow" button under the SBR icon.

Click on that and you will start receiving the updates, retweets and conversations we're engaged in for the SBR account on twitter!

Until Next Time!

Pam Hoffman

Monday, July 20, 2009

Silent Auction for Angel Faces.

Thank you Quick Quotes...

Another amazing event this weekend. Elena, Sheila, Liz, Chris, Anita and Eva were at the Quick Quote Private Reseve in Anaheim. This was one of those events that really make you feel good. The Quick Quotes event is always amazing in itself but Patsy from Quick Quotes and her peeps are always so wonderful and generous and giving when it comes to SBR and supporting us. Now that is all "amazing" in itself but the real amazing part is that one of the Angel Faces Retreat attendees came and shared her story with us. Karla was a doll and her family was there to support her. She told us about how the retreat had changed her and give her self confidence to face the world. She was born with a facial defect and her father recounted how after the camp, she was a completely different person. Its charities like Angel Faces that are out there making a difference in the world and reaching real people. Its charities like Angel Faces that we are honored to support!

Karla's wonderful supportive family. They could not say enough about Angel Faces!

Karla was courageous and lifted all of our spirits when she spoke.

Two new scrapbookers! Karla's whole family was invited to sit and do a make and take and Quick Quotes generously gave them a whole bag of scrapbooking supplies to get them started!

The event attendees donated 30 auction items. Susan L. brought a longeberger basket filled with great goodies including a $100 Starbucks gift we raffled that off and it raised over $500!!!

Faye is our winner! Lucky Girl!

With the rest of the items we were able to raise about $1300.

Paper Chase...

They do something really fun at their events called a Paper Chase. You get a pack of paper that is all the same and you have to run from person to person and trade 2 sheets each so that you end up with different paper which you get to keep. The first person to trade all their paper wins!

Here is Eva chasing that paper!

Here is the winner. she got $25 to spend on their wonderful products

Tran with one of our aprons on! How cute is she??!?

If you want to see more photos from the event or if you want to download any of these photos you can log into our winkflash account. If you have any photos to share, we would love you to upload them into the folder as well!

login: scrapbookroyalty

password: sharing

The photos are in the folder titled:

090718 Quick Quotes Private Reserve.

~posted by Elena~

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Announcing the BW Crafts Raffle Winners!!

As promised, we're announcing the winners of each store's raffle right here, right now!!

Ever After
127542 blue ticket

Sewing Machines Plus
434113- green ticket

Gee Gee's Stamps N Things
394308 - yellow ticket

Jazi Crafts
037136- orange ticket

6622863 red ticket

126620- pink ticket

Plus, these are the 2 winners for a $15 gift card each for California Coffee House:

Jackie Kenny
Kat Baker

Congrats to all the winners!!!!

Did your number NOT get picked? Save your ticket for the next 30 days!!! If these prizes are not claimed we will draw new winners so hang on to your ticket for a possible second chance to win.
And better than that,
the event raised $3889 for SBR!!!!

I am working hard on uploading all the Black, White, and Crafts All Over Contest entries to a slide show right now - it will appear at the top of the blog until the winners are announced. If you do not see your entry in the slide show by tomorrow AM, please email me at If you did not get your entry in yet, hurry up! You have until midnight PST TONIGHT!!!!

xoxo - Jennifer Priest

Monday, July 13, 2009

Please take a moment for Ovarian Cancer Research!!

If you have not heard about this amazing raffle we are hosting, please take a moment to visit their blog.

right now they need help to spread the word and have a big opportunity to do this...

(from the Ties That Bind Blog)

Help us make a difference. We have a chance to get our ovarian cancer charity project on the cover of a northern CA magazine.All we need is votes. Our project benefits the
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Only one vote per email is allowed, please use any emails you have. A confirmation email will be sent immediately to the emails you must confirmthe vote from each email address.Please vote #1 for the teal/blue doll from photo called Fight Ovarian Cancer and vote your choice for #2 and #3.
Click HERE to Vote

Please forward this to anyone you think
will take the time to takes less
than 30 seconds to vote. The winning
photo will get the cover/story on the
autumn issue...the project
could use that attention!
Deadline July 23rd!
Please help us also by buying your
raffle tickets or donating
Thank you so much for your generous support!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Butterfly Project - Hosted by Craft Critique

I've heard of the Butterfly Project before - a totally worthy cause! Craft Critique is collecting handmade butterflies to send to the Butterfly Project. I'm just sharing this here with all of you charity minded papercrafters because maybe while you're waiting for a plane, sitting by the pool, riding in the car, or just watching TV you can throw some scraps together to create a butterfly to send. Here's all the info, pasted from Craft Critique's blog:

We are on vacation here at Craft Critique, celebrating our American Independence. Rather than being stagnant this week, we thought we'd give something back, and reach out to our readers, asking you to take time over this summer to do something special for someone else.

There are so many deserving causes out there... it was difficult for us to select one. Then on July 10th, our cause came to light, when a gunman walked into the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington , D.C. and opened fire.

Crimes of hate are devastating. I believe that the Holocaust Memorials around the globe serve as sacred places where we are reminded of humanity's darkest times so we can be sure actions of hate, ignorance and apathy are never again perpetrated against a group of people.

More than 1,500,000 innocent children were murdered during the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them, the Holocaust Museum of Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember.

Craft Critique would like to send a box of butterflies as one large gift to the museum. We encourage you to share this project with your friends, families, students and children... and to take some time out of your busy summer to make one or more butterflies for the museum.

Please Note:

  • Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
  • Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
  • Glitter should not be used.
  • Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used..
  • Place your butterfly in a Ziplock Bag with your name and address.
Mail your Butterflies no later than September 15th, 2009 to:

Craft Critique
Attn: Butterfly Project
649 N. Spring Street
Elgin, IL 60120

You can read more about the Butterfly Project and access teaching tools HERE.

And this week we will be bringing some simple and beautiful butterfly crafts to help inspire you.

Thank you for participating and have a wonderful Independence day!

The Butterfly

The last, the very last,
So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.

Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone....
Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ’way up high.

It went away I’m sure
because it wished to kiss the world good-bye.
For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,

Penned up inside this ghetto.

But I have found what I love here.

The dandelions call to me

And the white chestnut branches in the court.

Only I never saw another butterfly.

That butterfly was the last one.

Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.

Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on January 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on September 29, 1944.