Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Don't miss the BIG event next weekend...

Pink Link!! Don't miss out--the details are below:

October 10th, 2009:
Scrap-n-Support Pink-Link Crop, Valencia, CA

A Scrapbook Royalty Affiliate Event


Come join us for a day of cropping and fun at Remember When... Scrapbooking. You will have 16 hours of crop time and learn all about breast cancer prevention through nutrition and the self breast exam. We will have a fun class taught by Erin Basset and a Make-n-Take during the day. We will feed you lunch, dinner and snacks. Drinks will also be available throughout the day.

We will be raising money to benefit Pink-Link. Pink-Link in support of their mission to support women affected by breast cancer.

Pink-Link is a nonprofit organization which provides an online support resource for women affected by breast cancer. On our website,, women can connect with other women with similar breast cancer issues using the search capabilities of our innovative online database.

Guest Instructor Erin Bassett

Erin Bassett

Class Description:
Provocraft is sponsoring this wonderful event.

They will be bringing cricut machines for the participants to use.

Erin Bassett will be teaching a class using the Cricut and Yudu Machines. She will show you how to use silkscreening in your scrapbooking projects.

Erin Bassett lives in Southern California with her husband, a Golden Retriever, and a very fat cat. She is a craft addict who loves to combine different crafts into one project and writes a blog about all the different things she creates. She has had her creations published on a variety of scrapbooking and craft websites, and loves to teach and do freelance work. Check out Erin's blog for more

Our own Elena Etcheverry will be demoing the fabulous Canon Printers and Cameras and you will be able to print to your hearts delight! Bring your memory cards and print 3 free photos then print more for a small donation to this very worthy cause. 4x6 photos 6 for a $1 donation, 5x7 2 for $1 and 8x10 $1 each.

And don't forget to enter to win on our blog --check out this BLOG POST for details. You can win four fab prizes just by leaving a comment!

- posted by Jennifer Priest

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Last Chance for the Art Doll Raflle!!

We will stop tickets sales at 11 am tomorrow morning and draw at noon!
Last chance to buy tickets!
Ties That Bind: A Very Special
Art Doll Raffle
Tickets $5 each or 6 for $20

The Ties that Bind raffle will be closing on September 30th at 11am (Pacific Time).

We will pull the winning ticket one hour later, at 12noon. Hurry and get your tickets!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cards for the Troops - Nov 1 Deadline!

It's that time of year again...

holiday cheer

hot cocoa

Santa hats

Nativity scenes

chestnuts roasting on an open fire


Cards for the Troops!

Every year we launch a campaign to collect handmade greeting cards for our military serving overseas. You send us blank handmade cards, we send them to the troops. They then fill out the cards with a message for their loved ones and send them home in time for the holidays. Cards and paper are hard to come by in combat zones and these cards mean alot to these soldiers, airmen, marines, sailors, officers, and their families during the holidays.

Cards collected in 2007: 1500+ Cards


Cards collected in 2008: 2000+ Cards


What will 2009 bring??!?!?!?!?!?

So far we have already collected over 100 cards at this weekend's Cupcakes For A Cure Scrap Pink Crop in Hesperia, CA!! How many cards can you create? Here's all the details for submitting your cards to our Cards For Troops Campaign this year:

  1. Cards must come with envelopes. Tip: buy the envelopes first and make the cards to fit inside.
  2. Cards should be shipped with the back of the card inside the envelope and the front of the card outside the envelope (half in, half out). This makes it easier for them to look at the cards, to choose which they like and helps keep the envelopes together with the macthing card. If you get creative and there is not a way to put the cards 1/2 in and 1/2 out, then please ship them in clear bags, or envelopes so they don't get separated. Tip: sells clear envelopes that are inexpensive and a great way to send us your cards.If you buy from them and enter our group code CP1010, they will donate 5% of your purchases to Scrapbook Royalty.
  3. Cards should be rectangle and up to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 will ship for regular postage. Tip: square envelopes cost extra to send.
  4. If you decorate the front with 3d embellishments or chunky glitter, it helps to include a blank piece of paper to place on the front of the cards to protect it when shipping.

Deadline for Scrapbook Royalty to RECEIVE your cards:

Sunday, NOVEMBER 1, 2009

Please send the cards in a box or envelope to:

Scrapbook Royalty
Cards for Troops
PO Box 910665
San Diego, CA 92121

We're kicking off this year's Campaign with some make n takes!!

Jennifer Priest, our Creative Director, will be touring Southern California scrapbook stores on World Card Making Day teaching a Prima Certified make n take:

This World Card Making Day let's get a little and give a little. Jennifer will be touring So Cal, visiting scrapbook stores with her "traveling art bar" of Prima goodies all weekend!

Create 4 handmade cards for $10 using Prima's new e-line of embellishments plus their always fabulous papers, stamps, and lace! We'll play a little with Copics and Quickutz as well. After you create your 4 cards, you're welcome to create as many cards as you like, using the supplies from Jennifer's art bar, to donate to the troops. Jennifer will collect the cards as the day goes along and donate them all to Scrapbook Royalty's Cards for Troops Campaign. You can create the cards for as long as she is at each store so don't miss out!!

October 2 from 6-9pm
@ Collective Journey in Redlands, CA

October 3 at 12pm
@ Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks in Vista, CA

October 3 at 3pm
@ The Red Bee in Tustin, CA

October 3 at 6pm
@ The Scrappin' Table in Placentia, CA

Just show up--no need to call and sign up. You can also bring cards you've made at home to donate to the troops. Please join Jennifer in making some cards, learning some fun techniques, and in "giving back" creatively ;)! Plus since it's a Prima class, she will have prizes!!

Can't make it to the make n takes?
Here are some ideas for creating & collecting cards:
  • Consultants-- host a card making night for your customers! Have them make one, then take one. Or have each of your downline donate 5 cards!
  • Gather your friends together on World Card Making Day for a mini crop. Create your own holiday cards, setting aside every 5th card to donate.
  • Go through your scrap bin and create cards. See how many cards you can create essentially "for free"!
  • Scout Leaders and Teachers--take some basic supplies to class or to your next meeting have each of the children create a card for the troops. You'll have have 30-50 cards in no time!
  • Ask your Local Scrapbook Store (LSS) if you can host a card making crop or make n take day.
  • Encourage your LSS or the hostess of the crops or retreats you attend to challenge the participants to create cards. Nan Paturzo recently MC'd Scrapbook Royalty's Scrap Pink crop and gave a goodie to the next 5 people who brought her 5 cards in an hour.
Want more ideas for creating Cards for the Troops?? Stay tuned for more tips from our own Frugal Card Making Goddess, Pam Hoffman!

And don't forget to enter to win on our blog --check out this BLOG POST for details. You can win four fab prizes just by leaving a comment!

---Posted by Jennifer Priest

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This Weekend's Scrap Pink Events...Still Counting!

This weekend Scrapbook Royalty helped organize FOUR events to benefit Komen for the Cure!

We're still totaling the donations raised from each event but I had the pleasure of helping organize the Cupcakes For a Cure SCRAP PINK Crop in Hesperia, CA with the Divine Desert Divas. Here are the details:

33 Attendees
2 Survivors
$2232 Raised!!

Nan Paturzo of Zutter Bind It All hosted the event -- she helped us collect over 100 Cards for the Troops!! (This year's campaign will be announced shortly). Nan also had loads of giveaways from Zutter, including the Bind It All, Scor It, Round It All, and brand new Zutter covers and page protectors! Here are some of the other highlights of the crop:

Diva Jennifer Priest and Princess Crops Alot Pat Wilson

We've got "Fairy Divas In Training"! That's Shelbie and Katie to be exact ;)

Ashley got her groove on to try to win an extra goodie bag!

Pat showing off her Scrap Pink flair

Lots of cropping was going on!!

Hand massages by Arbonne!!

Yvonne Ojeda, Education Director for Komen for the Cure Inland Empire came at tea time to educate us about Komen, their mission, and about breast health. Our volunteer, Jennifer Ward, is seen here chatting and getting support from Yvonne - Jennifer has a family member who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Not only did we fundraise, we spread hope and support!

This event was made possible by donations from:
Queen of Philanthropy: Cathy Wilson
(Cathy was unable to stay at the event due to a family emergency- we appreciate your generosity in giving to this worthy cause Cathy!!)

Queen of Sweets: Lara Askin

Thank you to everyone who came to the event and made it a success!! If you have photos to share form this event please go to and upload them to the 9-26-09 Cupcakes for a Cure folder. Username: scrapbookroyalty, password: sharing.

--posted by Jennifer Priest

Friday, September 25, 2009

Steven's Hope Raflle Basket .... Ends NOV 1st

Now thru November 1, 2009...

Steven's Hope: A Very Special Basket Raffle

Tickets $5 each or 6 for $20

Steven's Hope for Children, Inc., a non-profit children's charity in Upland, California assists children and their families during the financially and emotionally challenging time of a child's extended care and rehabilitation while away from home. Through its two programs, "Housing for Hope", and "Fill A Need" Steven's Hope has been lessening the burdens of families from California, across the United States, Mexico, Turkey, Korea and Japan.. 100% of the profit goes to the OCRF, in support of their mission to help ovarian cancer patients and their loved ones.

To purchase raffle tickets for the Steven's Hope Raffle just click on the donate button below. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. You can purchase a ticket for $5 or 6 tickets for $20. For every $20 you donate we will send you two extra tickets! You can also purchase tickets by mailing a check to:

Scrapbook Royalty-TTB
P.O. Box 910665
San Diego, CA 92191

The winner will be drawn on November 1st. You can purchase a ticket for $5 or 6 tickets for $20.

Raffle Basket
This amazing basket has over $200 of scrapbook supplies.

Scrap 1
Handmade Scrapbook
scrapbook supplies

Items Include: Bo Bunny Flexible Ruler, Fiskars Border Punches, Apron Lace, Upper Crest, Heidi Grace Stamps, Fiskars Stamps, Handmade black and white mini album, Handmade Paper Flowers, 7 Gypsies paper pad, Glitz assortment with instructions for 3 One page layouts, Kaiser Kraft rhinestone, Prima flowers, 2 Rain Dot letters, 2 Rain Dot numbers, Fiskars Craft knife, 2 Heidi Grace flower packs, 8 Different embellishment packs by Cloud 9, Heidi Grace Ribbon pack, Book in a box blank board book Cloud 9, Cloud 9 4 x 4 mini album, Heidi Grace printed chipboard shapes, Making Memories boy puffy brads, DCWV Family chipboard sticker stack, and Ready to Design Blank board blocks.

We have until November 1st to raise as much money as possible. On the 1st of November we will draw the lucky winner! If you live outside the United States we are happy to have your support however, because of shipping costs, we can only ship to a U.S. address (including Alaska and Hawaii).

-- posted by Jennifer Priest

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Scrap Pink Crop THIS SATURDAY!

Just a reminder: Don't forget to enter to win on our blog --check out this BLOG POST for details. You can win four fab prizes just by leaving a comment!

The Scrapbook Royalty Committee and the Divine Desert Divas have been hard at work preparing goodie bags, raffles, and other fun fun scrappy goodness for Scrap Pink!

Cupcakes for the Cure

Scrap Pink Crop

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hesperia, CA


If not, sign up now! We have a handful of spots open so register NOW!

Here's what's going on all day:
  • Nan of Zutter Bind It All will be your M/C -- She's got prizes!
  • Make N Takes from Pinecone Press, Zutter Bind It All, Prima, and Stampin' Up!
  • Hand Massages by Arbonne
  • Tricia from Canon will be there printing photos and demoing their newest cameras and printers
  • Fairy Fly Bys every hour
  • Tea Time sponsored by Starbuck's!
  • Education Director from Komen for the Cure IE will be there to share their mission and info about breast cancer
  • Raffles galore, 100% of the proceeds benefit Scrap Pink - items from Color Me Miki, Bind It All, Tupperware, Avon, Stampin' Up!, Prima, Tattered Angels, Repurposed Jeans by Natasha, Barnes & Noble, Petsmart, Anna Griffin, Options Totes, KaiserCraft, an MP3 player, and more!!
  • $10+ of every fee is being donated to Scrap Pink
  • FULL Lunch!
  • FULL Dinner!
  • Play for the title of Queen of Sweets!
  • Be crowned Queen of Philanthropy!
  • HUGE goodie bags!
  • And more!
Registration is just $50!

Compare that to other Scrap Pink crops this weekend PLUS the fact that you will have to drive at least an hour to any other crop and you can't beat this deal--plus we'll have more fun and raise more funds for the cause since it is a Scrapbook Royalty crop! We hope you'll join us for this fabulous crop to benefit a worthy cause. REGISTER HERE

See you there!

Monday, September 21, 2009

CropMeet in Oceanside

Just a reminder: Don't forget to enter to win on our blog --check out this BLOG POST for details. You can win four fab prizes just by leaving a comment!

This Saturday is the Crop Meet in Oceanside. Attendees of the 3Day Crop will be selling their wares to raise money for Komen for the Cure. Admission is $5 but you can get in free with the coupon below -- just print it out and take it to the event! Coupons are also available at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks in Vista, CA.

For more information about the Crop Meet, please check out the Scrapbook Royalty Events Page.

Happy Cropping!

---Jennifer Priest

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Announcing...December 5th Black White and Gifts All Over So Cal!

Just a reminder: Don't forget to enter to win on our blog --check out this BLOG POST for details. You can win four fab prizes just by leaving a comment!
And now... may we present....
Black White and Gifts All Over So Cal
San Diego County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Inland Empire

December 5th, 2009

Would you like a little Christmas/Holiday cash?

Want to make room for all the great stuff you are going to get over the holidays?
Want to reach a fundraising goal?

Push your stuff out your front door or haul it to a friends house and sell it!
We are organizing So Cal Garage Sales for Charity!

There are two ways to participate...

1) Host a garage sale at your house-$10 donation gets you an ad on the website highlighting what kind of stuff you will be selling new, used, handmade, anything goes! It's a garage sale! It will also list what percentage of your sales you will be donating-minimum 10%

By registering to host a garage sale you are agreeing to:
  • Donate a minimum of 10% of your total sales from the Black White and Gifts all over event to Scrapbook Royalty. If you are currently registered for an upcoming Scrapbook Royalty event, you can choose the option of having the donation count towards your fundraising goal! We will post the % you are donating with your address when we list it.
  • Sign in participants that attend your sale and record their purchases.
  • Send the list of participants and their purchases and your donation check by December 14th either by fax- 858-558-9444, email- or USPS-Scrapbook Royalty, PO Box 910665, San Diego, CA 92121

We will be listing the details of this event on Craig's List, Message Boards, Blogs, Our Newsletters, Newspapers, Face Book, Twitter, Garage Sale as well as posting and handing out flyers every where we can. We'll do the marketing. You do the selling!

More details:

You are welcome to have as many friends bring items to sell as you like! The only restriction is that it must be a private residence. This is not open to businesses.

This is open to San Diego County, LA County, Orange County, and Inland Empire residents.

We would love your help getting the word out. Please blog, tweet, facebook, email, post flyers, whatever you can to let people know!

  • Sell anything and everything you can but price to sell!
  • Feel free to sell edibles!
  • Feel free to offer giveaways of your own! We love Fairy Fly Bys!
  • Entice shoppers with freebies and bonuses!
  • Make up grab bags, they are awesome!
  • Offer a cute make and take for a donation!
  • The ideas are endless!

You will have 75 words to say as much as you can about your sale!

Sample Ad:

Handmade one of a kind gifts, new and used crafting supplies, patterned paper 10 for $1. Lots of Scrapbook, Stamping stuff. Fabric. Ribbon. Vintage Games, Kitchenware and Books. Gently used kids clothing. Class Kits, Ott Light, Original Cricut machine with 6 cartridges $100, Snowboard, bike, end table, shabby chic dresser. Gift wrapping for a small donation. 8 am till 2pm Saturday and Sunday. First 30 people each day will get a Fairy Fly By gift.

Here are some resources to help you have a successful sale:

2) Sign up for a Shopping Pass-$5 donation gets you a list of the locations. and entrance into the raffle!

Raffle Prizes!!!

We will be giving away:

  • a brand new Gypsy from Provocraft
  • a gift certificate for an all access pass for one year to Nothridge Media's fabulous Magazines (Scrapbook Trends and Cards included!)
  • a Black and White Gift Basket from Fiskars ($50 value)
  • and more to come!!!

The list of locations will be emailed to you the Wednesday before the event so you and your friends can plan your route!

More ways to win!!

Sign in at each location and log how much you spend:

  • Just for stopping by you will get an additional entry
  • For every $5 you spend, you will get another entry!
Grab some friends and get some Christmas shopping done all for a great cause!

How do I sign up ?
Visit our website

Happy Garage Saling!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Don't forget to enter to win on our blog --check out this BLOG POST for details. You can win four fab prizes just by leaving a comment!
OK, so you know SBR loves to support worthy causes. And Ovarian Cancer Research is one of them. So when the ladies at Mom Central put out a call for bloggers to spread the word, I knew we needed to be involved. Here are the deets:

Last week, Electrolux and Kelly Ripa are kicked off a unique “Text-a-Thon for a Cause” to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

How to help:

Anyone can donate $5 to the cause by texting “KELLY” to 85944 from their mobile phones (standard text messaging rates apply) – or by logging on to

I went on and did it and it was very easy. Just enter you phone number and they send you a text. Then reply and your donation is added to your phone bill!

Also, each day you log on to the Web site, you are entered for a chance to win a luxury frontload washer and dryer from Electrolux in Turquoise Sky, the color of ovarian cancer awareness. And don’t forget about the Electrolux washer and dryer in Turquoise Sky for giveaway on the Mom Central site!

I so want this!

Another great way to help! During September, visitors to Kelly Confidential can also help spread awareness for this important cause by sending a virtual T-shirt to a friend. For every virtual T-shirt sent, Electrolux will donate $1 to the OCRF. You can also purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Ripa; 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to OCRF.

Tshirt so cute! an for such a great cause totally had to buy one.

Check out this video message from Kelly...

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Electrolux and recieved a gift certificate for taking time to participate.

and for another great way to support the cause, click here to buy a raffle ticket to win an amazing art doll!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Starbuck's Call to Action

This is pasted from an email I received from Starbuck's. They ask everyone to pledge to volunteer -- charitable and nonprofit organizations always need volunteers. I hope you will read this and consider pledging some time to help Scrapbook Royalty. We're always looking for a few good volunteers and you don't have to be local to California -- we have lots of things that can be done online, over the phone, and so on.

Also, don't forget to enter to win on our blog --check out this BLOG POST for details. You can win four fab prizes just by leaving a comment!

Thanks for making a difference through
the Starbucks I'm In! campaign.

At the beginning of the year, we asked our customers
and partners (employees) to pledge five hours of
community service in their neighborhoods. The response
was amazing with over 1.25 million hours pledged!

To continue the spirit of service, I wrote you an email
a few months ago to kick-off our Summer Volunteer
Initiative and to encourage you to share your volunteer
story. The response was completely inspiring. I'd like
to share one story with you that was submitted by a
customer named Henry that I think really speaks to
supporting local communities. Please read his story below.

If you would like to share your story, please visit MyStarbucksIdea.
If you are still looking for a way to fulfill your pledge, please visit
the HandsOn website or the V2V network to find a host of
local opportunities.

And now, here's Henry:

My ongoing volunteer action is with the Red Cross. Here in Stamford, CT,
I am on the Disaster Action Team. As recently as last Thursday, we
deployed to assist an elderly couple without lodging after they had an
electrical house fire. I am also on the National Red Cross disaster team,
having deployed to Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and
Louisiana for Hurricane Gustav in 2008. When it comes to really helping
people who are in immediate, frequently desperate need, the Red Cross is
an excellent place to do it, and I heartily recommend it. You do not need
prior experience. Just get in contact with your local chapter and they
will tell you what volunteer opportunities they have, from helping with
blood drives to learning and teaching CPR.

Thanks again!

Anna Cunningham
manager, Global Responsibility

Please consider pledging 5 hours of service a month to help Scrapbook Royalty -- YOU can make a DIFFERENCE! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact us at If you have a special skill or talent, please let us know--we're looking for web designers, people who know Photoshop, and marketing pros but anyone can help. So what are you waiting for?!

Jennifer Priest
Creative Director (and volunteer!)