Saturday, October 10, 2009

Featured on LA Royalty Over the Rainbow Crop March 2010

The LA Examiner recently featured Scrapbook Royalty's Royalty Over the Rainbow Retreat for Charity!! Check it all out here:

Are you signed up for the event? If not, registration opened October 1st -- secure your spot at this exclusive event now! More information about the event is available on our website and below:

March 20th & 21st, 2010:
Royalty Over the Rainbow Retreat

Join us March 20th-21st, 2009 in Solana Beach, California for the Royalty Over the Rainbow Retreat!! We'll be hosting our annual crop to benefit the Cancer Coping Center and the San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club.

Cancer Coping Center The Cancer Coping Center, constitutes a group of professionals who volunteer their time and expertise in order to relieve the suffering of those afflicted with cancer by providing coping strategies for cancer patients, their family members and caregivers.

The Boys & Girls Club

The San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club is a non-profit, youth development organization. Their goal is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

This event is going to be all about INSPIRATION and REWARD. The theme as you might have guessed is based on the "Wizard of Oz".

You will be "following the yellow brick road" and finding many treasures. You might find courage, through your efforts to fundraise, and you might find your heart as you spend 2 days with wonderful charitable people being rewarded for your efforts, and you might find your brain! Ha ha! I know I put mine here somewhere! Or you just might find your way home in a beautiful Wizard of Oz inspired project created for you by 5 Celebrity Designers all donating their time and creativity to reward you for selflessly giving.

***Amazing Classes and Instructors***

Confirmed Celebrity Artists so far: Cheryl Waters from Fiskateers and Stampington & Co., Ana Cabrera from Northridge Media (Scrapbook Trends Magazine), and Margie Romney Aslet from The Girls Loft. We are lucky to have such wonderful teachers that will be joining us at this event. Stay tuned there are more to come.

On top of our usual crownings...

  • For every $100 you raise over the $500 minimum you will recieve a gold coin good for a $10 credit on your silent auction and raffle purchases.

  • Raise $1000 and you will receive a $100 gift certificate to one of 6 scrapbook stores sponsoring our event! Confirmed so far: Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks, Stampfully Yours, Jazi Crafts, Gee Gee's Stamps N' Stuff

  • Raise $3000 and Chef Maryam will come to your San Diego County home and prepare a 4 course gourmet meal for you and 3 guests including wine and desert!

***The Details...***

Event Details




Minimum Donation:
March 20th - 21st, 2010

9am Saturday - 6pm Sunday

Boys & Girls Club
533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Payment plan available!

Your $100 registration fee entitles you to:

  • 32 hours of inspiration, camradarie, and creativity
  • 6 feet of table space per person
  • An amazing progressive class taught by 5 leading industries Super Stars!
  • 100% of your food provided and prepared by Chef Maryam, graduate of The San Diego Culinary Institute and Excecutive Chef Antonio Viscito from Villa Capri Restaurant.
  • We will have afternoon tea on the beach at Fletcher Cove where there will be professional photographers waiting to capture the fun of the day.
  • Fairy fly by goodies from our sponsors.
  • Bring your camera!! We will be following the yellow brick road on an Inspiration walk to the Cedros Design District where treasures and surprises await! You will want to take lots of photos for your project.
  • There will be printers with photo paper and ink for you to print photos
  • A spot in the "Royal Sleeping Chamber".
  • Bedtime showing of "The Wizard of Oz" complete with birthday cake and late night snacks.
  • There will be a cooking demonstration by Executive Chef Antonio Viscito.
  • A Personal Donation Link to help you reach your fundraising goal.
  • Silent Auctions, Raffles, Lollipop grab bags, Crownings and much more!!

Make registration fee and donation checks to:
Scrapbook Royalty
PO Box 910665
San Diego, CA 92191

paypal id:

**Each participant also needs to raise a minimum of $500 which they can bring with them to the crop. Please make checks out to Scrapbook Royalty. We will help you raise the money!

Click Here to Register

Bring your iPod and help raise money.
Buy an hour of music for a $20 donation. Participants that make the donation will be able to play one hour of the music of their choice off their own iPod on an iPod dock that we will provide. We reserve the right to skip any inappropriate songs.

***50/50 Payment Plan Option***

Is this economy hitting you hard? We totally get it and want $$ not to be the reason that anyone is not able to attend. We have a payment plan to help you pay the registration fee and lots of ways to help you raise the minimum $500 donation.

If you choose, you can pay a non-refundable deposit of $55 within 10 days of registration and then the balance of $55 is due by Feb 14th.

If you are not able to attend or do not pay you balance by the due date, your seat will be sold and your deposit will be donated to the charity.

***How to raise your minimum donations- We will help!***

Need help raising money? Just go shopping! Click here to find out more. Or click here for suggestions on collecting donations.

Let us break it down for you:

If you start October 15th , you will have 155 days to raise $500. We will help you! There are a ton of ideas on the website but if you choose to, you can save the money yourself. You only need to save $3.20 (a Starbucks Drink) a day or $22 a week to reach this goal.

What could you cut out of your life that costs you that amount? Make the commitment and make a huge difference in the life of someone less fortunate than you. That is what SBR is all about...

Three easy ideas...

  1. Ask 10 people for $25 that's $250 your half way there.

  2. Host a garage sale- push your stuff out your door and watch the donations add up. We will be hosting a So Cal Garage Sale on December 5th. Check out the blog for details.

  3. Give up coffee shop coffee!!! Bring your own coffee to work... this will get you there fast!

Wizard of OzI know times are hard, this economy is hitting us all. Now is the time that we need to give a little more. Those people that needed help before, need help even more now. They have lost jobs, lost homes, dignity, the list goes on.

If we band together like the Dorothy, The Tin Man, The Scarecrow and Lion together we can reach my goal of $30,000 for these very worthy charities.

Scrapbookers are a unique group. They are sentimental, caring people who love to get together and crop! It is a natural fit for them to have a great time while raising money for charity. That being said, we are taking donations of hand made items to add to the silent auction.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE REGISTERED PARTICIPANT TO CONTRIBUTE! Everyone is welcome to donate. Anything hand made qualifies. It can be a mini book, a necklace, a scarf… the possibilities are endless. Get creative and get recognized for your creativity!

Nothing is more rewarding than donating to noble causes.

Please email us at if you are able to contribute so we can register your item and assign it an auction number.