Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Live at CHA Volunteers Needed

Remember this post and this one, about Charity Wings Live at CHA event.  We could use a few volunteers to help us out on January 29, 30 and 31.

We have four areas that we need help with: 
ONSITE Volunteers:

  • You would work at the Charity Wings booth handing out brochures and greeting attendees.
  • Help with Make-n-Takes and greet attendees at the Wescott booth guiding .
  • Walk the floor with Elena assisting Elena with networking.

ONLINE Volunteers:

  • Work four hour shifts moderating the internet room - shifts will also require checking attendees against sign-up lists and insuring they have paid to be there.


IMPORTANT!  CHA is a BIG event!  Any of the shifts onsite will require a lot of standing and walking.  If you have any health issues that my cause you discomfort while performing physical activities, the best way to help is by being a moderator for the online events. All online moderators need to have a good internet connection and capable of being online for the entire four hour shift. (Of course, you can step away quickly to use the restroom, etc.!)

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Amy at amygell88@gmail.com

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Win a Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner!

Charity Wings Monthly Raffle!

Each month we have an amazing raffle to raise money so that we can continue to do what we do and support Creative Minds in their efforts to give!

Win the Newly Released Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

flippal 500

drawing to be held December 21st just in time for Christmas!

Want to see what the flip pal can do?

Watch this great video starring Charity Wings Founder, Elena

The Flip-Pal Value $149

tickets are just $5 each or 5 for $20 (free bonus ticket if you donate $20)

free bonus ticket if you leave a comment on Flip-Pal's Site HERE telling what you would like to scan

And another free bonus ticket if you leave a comment on Elena's Blog!

You must purchase tickets to receive the free bonus tickets.

To purchase 5 tickets for $20 click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

To purchase 1 ticket for $5 click here.

Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Live at CHA!!!

Do you remember the Live at CHA event I talked about in this post?

I  just wanted to give you a reminder to give a gentle (or not so gentle) nudge to Santa Claus to put our CHA event in your stocking.

The first 300 registrants will receive an awesome swag bag containing products from our wonderful sponsors!

Westcott Scissors   Craftwell Final_logoColor    FlowerSoftLogo 

simplyrenee_logo     Maya%20Road%20Logo%20200dpi   nikki_sivils_logo

crafty_chica_round_logo      graphic45_weblogo

And who knows, there may be even more sponsors!!!  With your paid registration of $48, you will receive a bag of make and takes and other goodies worth over $50!

Plus, you’ll be able to join Elena and Sheila as they talk to leaders in the scrapbook industry, including Unity Stamp Company, Jenni Bowlin, Teresa Collins, The Girls Paperie, Tattered Angels, Bazill, Creative Imaginations, My Minds Eye, Prima, Donna Salazar and more!!  You never know who’ll stop by!  That alone is worth the registration fee!!! 

Manufacturers will also donate items that will then be auctioned on eBay.  All proceeds will be donated to Crops of Luv.   Crops of Luv organizes crops where participants create memory books for the families of children with life threatening illnesses.  You can bid on the new releases and all profits will go to Crops of Luv

Stay tuned for more announcements over the next few weeks!!!

Click here to register for this exciting event!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Charity Wings on Ellen?

How would you like to see Elena on the Ellen Degeneres Show?  Wouldn’t that be a great bit of publicity for our endeavor.  Go to the Ellen Degeneres website here and tell Ellen why you think Elena should be on the show!  Simple as that!!!

Wouldn’t it be great to say we new Elena before she got rich and famous?

New in the Store

Did you know that Charity Wings/Scrapbook Royalty has a store on the website? 

Well, we do and newly listed are these beautiful purse/tote hooks!!!  Wouldn’t these be wonderful to keep your gear withing reach at a crop?  Click on the photo if you’re interested.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ever done a GoodSearch?

Using goodsearch.com to make your on-line purchases, will give you the chance to donate a percentage of your purchases to Scrapbook Royalty/Charity Wings.


  • First - locate your charity in their search engine
  • Second - Search the web like you normally would
  • Third - They'll donate to your specific cause with every search!

If you already use goodsearch.com, know that you can, in fact, donate to multiple causes.  Only catch is...you can only do one-at-time.  

So perhaps you could designate specific days to specific causes!  You can change the designated organization by clicking on the yellow "clear selection" box and then typing in the name of the new organization.

Best part....doing this is free to you and it's year-round!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our sweet Elena . . .

. . . has been featured on THIS BLOG!  Go check it out and leave Elena some love!

Seaside Soiree Day One

Yes, our first annual Seaside Soiree was a hit...a huge success...totally awesome! That's what we are hearing from the ladies who attended this special event last weekend.

We began our exciting Charity Wings Seaside Soiree adventure on a cool, Friday night at the Oceanside Marina Suites in Oceanside California. Our suites were right on the water in the harbor. We were no less than 15 feet from the water's edge. And, when I say suites, I mean gorgeous two bedroom, two bath apartments with full kitchen, dining and living rooms.

Ladies from all over the country came to California for the first annual Seaside Soiree and they were not disappointed.

The building just beyond the pool was our home base for classes, meals and general girl time.

Registration began at 3:00 with Maria

Immediately we were presented with gifts. We received gifts all throughout the event. These darling totes were stamped by Amy Geller, Charity Wings Volunteer Coordinator, with the Birthday Elena Mermaid, created by Suzi Blu. They were embellished with beautiful handmade flowers. Inside the tote were awesome tools for us to use in our classes,

donated by Westcott. They support all our event with scissors and cutting tools! Please ask for them when you are in a craft store like Michael's or Jo Anns!

Our first class was a sea shelled, collaged frame taught by Miss Vicki.

Some examples of the beautiful work our artists created. We each made two frames. One of the frames was signed and donated to an auction. We bid on each other's frames and, of course, the highest bidder took home a piece of art that another person made.

It's not an official party without our very own Princess Elena Etcheverry looking oh so

glamorous in her very elegant tutu.

Cheryl Waters was a guest and helped make the event super special!

Artists, Marianne and Vanessa getting their fingers sticky with glue.

Elena sharing her birthday present...a gorgeous painting from Kelly Lish.

Princess Cynthia having a fun, happy time.

Susie and Elena

Super Volunteer, Glenna...this event was a total success because of the wonderful women that volunteered their time and energy to taking care of the attendees every whim.

Another Super awesome Volunteer, Danette

Carmen and Lauren (Lauren worked her tail off while she was there!)

Silly Sally have a glass of the wonderful wine that was donated by
Maureen O'Neill from her own family winery.

Maloy O'Neill Vinyards

They supplied wine for both dinners and it was amazing. If you make it to Paso Robles, please go visit them!

Brave Girls, Patrice and Kolleen reconnecting.

Liz Hicks taught an amazing class by Serendipity Studios. Here she is with Patricia.

Elena and Rachel - Rachel brought beautiful beads for everyone from her online store Stinkin' Cute (coming soon)

Jamie and Chrissy also Brave Girls!

Dr. Karen,Carmen and Sally. These amazing women support all we do!

Alicia and Kathryn met Elena through her Cool Scrapbook Stuff Book Club and they just laughed the whole time!
Elena and Lara Blair, hamming it up!

Tiara Time with Liz
many tiaras were worn during this event. Here is Kelly looking positively ROYAL!

Jessie looking so pretty in her tiara

Elena and Kat

Princess Michelle taught us how to make a tiara out of chicken wire on day 2... more photos to come!

Princess Sheila happily making BACON...in her tiara. She was also wearing every other hat that made this fabulous event happen.

Brave Girls, Liz, Jamie and Camille
It's just not a party without peppermint fudge sundaes.

Elena looks like she may have done this before.
If you didn't see your picture here, we have lots more to share.

Stay tuned for day two and three.

Posted by Kat Baker

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Kindness

Do you have your Christmas shopping done?  If your like me, you don’t and you don’t really want to go out to the mall.  I live in a city (Boise, Idaho) where the greater area population is close to 400,000 people and we have one mall.  Can you believe that?  At this time of year you don’t even want to go near there!!!

So, how about we make our trip to the mall a dual purpose.  Let’s spread some kindness while we’re shopping.  Just before Thanksgiving, the Brave Girls Club issued a Words of Kindness Challenge.  What better time to spread truth and kindness than during the holiday season. 

Please click on the picture to read all about it but I’ll give you a synopsis. 

Print out these messages and pass them out while you are shopping.  You won’t believe the responses you get.  When I see someone walking down the isle, obviously preoccupied, I’ll hand them one of these beautiful truths.  You can see in there eyes that it was just the thing the needed to make there day.

Now, listen to this message by Melody Ross, co-founder of the Brave Girls Club.

Plus, I love this video of a family spreading words of kindness.  Watch it all the way through—that last kid is great!!!

Kindness Challenge

You can do this too!!!


Now, go forth and spread some kindness!!!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Can you smell the Holiday season?!

Right now (literally), I can!  

I'm baking some cookies for the office holiday potluck tomorrow and boy does it have me inspired to make some quick homemade holiday cards.  Considering it's 10p here in Chicago, I'm probably crazy for starting right now, but I think I can do it.  I only have to make about 20.

By now, I'm sure that you are all getting pretty bored with Christine and I writing about all sorts of possibilities that you should consider as your next cause.   

So, I'd like to pass the mic to you!

As I have mentioned before, a group of friends and I hosted a crafty friendraiser for a friend battling a serious illness (a form of leukemia usually seen in children).  We made holiday cards to sell at our dance studio (where we all met) and raised $950!  I still can't believe we were able to pull that off.

The  sales started to slowly dwindle as we saturated the students with cards over the week, so we've had to halt sales for now.  

Soooooo.....we are thinking of what our next step should be.

I'm turning to you...what have been some relatively easy events/activities that you have done this past year that our group should consider?  Our goal is to spend as little money as possible so that almost all (if not all) the proceeds go to our friend who will be undergoing treatments for the next half a year.

I'm basically asking for an early holiday gift from you all.  Help me package my urge to help into a wonderful present!  

I promise to then post up some of the comments received as a form of inspiration, as I know we'll all soon start to plan our New Years' resolutions!  

Yup...it's that time of year again!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Club Royalty

Have you ever wondered what Club Royalty is all about.  I know I have so, here’s the scoop!

Club Royalty is all about charity, crafting and sharing.  Its about using our creative endeavors to tie them all together.  It’s a club of Charitable Crafters!

Susan G. Komen

Here is how it works:

Charity.  For each 3 month cycle, you are given 3 Charitable Challenges—one each month. The challenges will vary and might be something like:

  • Taking blankets to a homeless shelter
  • Making handmade cards for the troops overseas
  • Taking flowers to a nursing home to cheer up their lobby

Crafting.  What better way to remember your charitable deeds than to create something about your experience.  You can share photos or journal about your experience and then create something to document your charitable act.

How about creating a scrapbook page, quilt, video, collage, etc.  They skies the limit!!!

Sharing.  If you would like, you can share your creations with the club.  You can upload a photo of your creation to the gallery.  The amazing manufacturers, artists and scrapbook stores that support Scrapbook Royalty have donated some amazing prizes to be given away each month! We will randomly choose as many winners as we can!

Conkerr Cancer Logo

There will be lots of other perks.

  • Special manufacturer discounts just for members.
  • Special video tutorials from amazing artists when they share their charitable acts and their creations.
  • An online forum on the SBR website just for Club Royalty members to connect, share their stories and encourage each other's volunteer efforts.
  • Other special bonuses throughout the year.

To join, just make a $20 donation per 3 month cycle.  You can do as much or as little as you want.  If all you want to do is donate the $20, that’s okay.  We’ll be eternally grateful!

The cost to join is just a small $20 donation per cycle. There is no commitment, there are no requirements. You can do as little or as much as you want. If you just want to donate $20 per cycle we are grateful for that too!

Click Here to Join!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Are You a Stamper?

…and even if you’re not, you are going to love these sets illustrated by Melody Ross for Unity exclusively for Scrapbook Royalty.  Aren’t they beautiful?

I know I love both of these sets!  Wouldn’t these images be perfect for cardmaking or on your scrapbook pages?

So, head right on over here and purchase one or both sets now!!!  It all goes to a great cause!

What are you waiting for, go, now!!!