Friday, December 21, 2007

1st Annual Winter OPEN HOUSE!

You're invited to Distinctive Moments
1st Annual Winter OPEN HOUSE!
Saturday, January 19, 2008 ~ 1PM to 5PM
Email us for the location and directions.

Our 1st Winter Open House will showcase our Custom Scrapbooks as well as the Classes, Workshops, and Crops we offer. We’ll have great specials on items from our Etsy Shop. You’ll also be able to complete two (2) make & takes. If you've never made handmade cards or scrapbooks, don’t worry that's what we are here for. We'll have information and demonstrations of the many classes, workshops and crops we offer.

There will also be attendance prizes, goodie bags, and refreshments.

Come early because the attendance prize drawings will be held hourly starting at 1:30 PM.

Attendance Prizes:
(FISKAR) Personal Paper Trimmer 12" ~ Retail Price $19.99
(AUTUMN LEAVES) Clear Stamps Katie Pertiet ~ Retail Price $14.99
(EK SUCCESS) Archival Ball Writer Pen 4-Color Set ~ Retail Price $7.99
(CHATTERBOX) Scrapaholic Thermal Mug W/Straw 32 Ounce ~ Retail Price $7.69

RSVP by January 14, 2008 via email at or via phone at 618.257.8922 and let us know if you will be attending our 1st Annual Winter Open House. You are more than welcome to bring a friend or two.

As an incentive to RSVP early, the first four (4) people to RSVP for this event will receive a Tabletop Organizer. That's an $8 value just for letting us you're coming. You will also be entered into the drawing for the Mystery Hostess. The Mystery Hostess will receive 20% off their purchases during the Open House (Open House Specials not included).

Everyone will receive a ticket for the attendance prize drawings just for coming, AND the first 10 people to RSVP will receive ONE EXTRA ticket AND anyone who brings a friend will receive ONE EXTRA ticket for EACH friend they bring.

So plan to stop in for a visit on Saturday January 19, 2008 from 1PM to 5PM. We sure hope you can join us to learn more about Distinctive Moments’ Products and Services and for some awesome ideas, refreshments, and prizes.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How to make your Christmas Photos Postcard Worthy

Here in Penny Adams’ blog Webshots, you’ll fine some great tips for photographing Christmas lights and trees.

Pro Tip: Photographing Christmas Trees and Lights

I’m going to add a tripod to my Christmas List!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

1st Annual Winter OPEN HOUSE!

Stay tuned for more information on
Distinctive Moments
1st Annual Winter OPEN HOUSE!
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday, December 7, 2007

Check out these SPECIAL PRICES

A lot of items have been added to our Etsy SALE Section in our Etsy Shop. There are a lot of newly reduced altered items. You’ll find items like this Altered Clipboard and more.

Altered Clipboard (Asian theme)

Stop buy our shop and purchase a Special Christmas Gift for someone.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

December Issue of dM News.

Happy Holidays!!!

The latest issue of the dM News was released earlier this week. Click Here to read about Sending Save The Date Announcements and Tips for Save the Date wording.

We also have a call for photos and journaling. You will receive a free layout when you submit your photos and journaling. Read Our Newsletter to learn more.

If you would like to receive our newsletter and monthly specials in your email inbox, Join Our Mailing List. In addition to the monthly newsletter, you will receive updates and specials based on your interests in your email inbox periodically.

Enjoy this newsletter.

Monday, November 26, 2007

For Auction on eBay: Altered Lunchbox Tin Set w/ Album, Journal, and Pen

View our latest eBay auction for more details on this gift set. This will be a perfect gift for a teenage girl.

The starting bid for the gift set is $34.99. The auction ends December 3, 2007.

Take a look and place a bid.

Happy Bidding!

Holiday Sale

In our Etsy Shop we are having a Holiday Sale. All items in the shop are on sale at 20% Off the regular price. The listed price reflects the 20% off discount.

On sale are:
Decorated Picture Frames
Composition Book and Pen Sets
Altered Lunchbox Tin Sets

The Holiday Sale ends November 30, 2007.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

December 07 dM Crop

Distinctive Moments Crops
...scrap, shop & more

December 15, 2007

5pm to 11pm
Cost: $5.00

Mark your calendar, the next dM Crop will be held December 15, 2007. This Crop is being held at the regularly scheduled time. Spaces are limited so be sure to reserve your space as soon as possible.

Although the Crop is scheduled for six (6) hours, you do not have to be present the entire time to reap the benefits of the crop. See you in December.

As an added bonus this month, the 1st person to sign up for the December Crop will receive a FREE Chipboard Kit.

Email or call 618.257.8922 to register for this Crop.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

MOSD Design Team Search


Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs ( is an innovative manufacturer in the scrapbook, paper craft and home décor industry. We are currently accepting applications for 3 Design Team members and various Guest Designers to help showcase products offered by our company. We are looking for scrapbook and paper artists with a wide range of design styles. Artists should not be afraid to try new techniques and craft “outside of the box”.

Application Process:

Strong and committed individuals willing to share their talent for a 6 month time period beginning January 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2008 should apply by submitting the following to

1.) Send 4 - 5 original scrapbook layouts, cards, altered books or other paper art projects. Pictures should be clear, in .jpg format, no larger than 100kb, and not wider than 500 pixels.

2.) Send a Scrapbook/Paper Artist resume and biography with preferred email address, and full contact information. Mention how long you have been paper crafting and what you think you’d bring to MOSD as a designer.

3.) List of current design team memberships and scrapbook communities (message boards) in which you are active. Please include urls and your community usernames. If you have an online gallery please provide the link. Membership on other design teams is not discouraged.

Search Timeline:

December 15th: Application due
December 20th: Notification of new team
January 1st: New team starts


* Creating innovative and unique scrapbook layouts, cards, and altered art, mini albums and home décor items to display in the MOSD Gallery and/or newsletter once a month. For each project submitted, you must include a materials list and step by step instructions for the project. * Projects will vary month to month and must be returned (postage paid by MOSD) by the designated deadline.
* MOSD will provide a “kit” of product for your use each month. Any items used from your personal collection is appreciated, but are done so at your own expense.

Important Notes:

* Call open to artists in US only
* Design Team Commitment will be 6 months. Upon selection, a contract, and confidentiality agreement will be sent for you to sign, outlining all responsibilities and compensations. Design Team Members will be paid in product or monies according to an established formula. (Details available upon request) It is the members choice which form of payment he/she will receive each month.
* All projects created as a designer for MOSD are property of MOSD and can be used as samples on the MOSD website, newsletter, marketing materials, etc. without further compensation to the artist. Credit to the artist is ALWAYS given.

If you have any questions fell free to contact Christy at

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Journaling Contest

Task: Journal about your Most Unusual Christmas. Your entry must be less than 500 words. You may include up to two (2) photos with your entry.

Deadline: All entries must be emailed to by November 21, 2007 with the subject November 2007 Contest.

Prize: A custom Altered Composition Book and Pen Set.

Winner Announcement: The winner will be announced at Distinctive Moments' Blog World on November 26, 2007. The winning entry will be published in the December 2007 issue of the dM News.

This contest was announced in the Distinctive Moments November 2007 Newsletter. Be sure join our mailing list so you can receive the dM News and other promotions in your email box.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Happy Birthday! In honor of my birthday, we are offering free shipping on altered items and gift sets to our valued customers. Your invoice will be edited to reflect the Free Shipping.

On sale are:
Decorated Picture Frames
Composition Book and Pen Sets
Altered Lunchbox tin Sets

The Free Shipping offer ends November 11, 2007.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Distinctive Moments is now advertising on Our ad can be found at St. Louis in the invitation section. You can view our ad here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Simply Scrapbooking – Choosing products for your scrapbook.

This year I began using a simplified color scheme in most of the scrapbooks I design for others and myself.

Here is my formula:
· 3 to 5 solid cardstocks
· 1 to 4 pattern papers
· 1 to 3 types of embellishments or techniques

By limiting the supplies you have to choose from, you can focus more of your time on designing your layout and completing your journaling. Using this formula, I now finish layouts at a faster rate. When supplies are limited to a few sheets of coordinating paper and embellishments your scrapbook tends to have a more uniform feel. This formula is perfect for themed books.

Currently, I arrange my paper choices in two formats: classic and fun. When using the classic format the same color cardstock is used as the background for all of the layouts. With this format the viewer knows what to expect each time the page is turned. Having this expectation the viewer can focus more on the photographs, memorabilia and journaling. The cardstock backgrounds are alternated from layout to layout using the fun format. This format tends to give the viewer a “surprise” each time a page is turned. The viewer would have to evaluate the whole layout because each layout seems different from the last.

Now you no longer have to worry about which shade of pink matches your shirt. :) And you can get a few more pages done.

This article is from the Distinctive Moments Summer 2007 Newsletter. Be sure join our mailing list so you can receive the dM News and other promotions in your email box.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fallidays Sale

In our Etsy Shop we are having a Fallidays Sale. Select items are on sale at 20% Off the regular price.

On sale are:
Decorated Picture Frames
Composition Book and Pen Sets
Altered Lunchbox tin Sets
Pre-made Scrapbook

The Fallidays Sale ends November 4, 2007.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Distinctive Moments Crops

…scrap, shop & more

October 28, 2007
3pm to 9pm
Cost: $5.00

At a crop, participants gather to work on their scrapbooks, cards, and other projects. It is a great time to share ideas with other guest.

Below is the schedule of activities:

3:00 pm - Mystery Hostess Announced
4:00 pm - Scrapaholic Mini Workshop
5:00 pm - Make & Take
6:00 pm - Pot Luck Dinner
7:00 pm - Scrapaholic Mini Workshop
8:00 pm - Door Prize Giveaway

When you pre-register for the Crop by October 22, 2007 you will be entered into the drawing for the Mystery Hostess. The Mystery Hostess will receive 20% off their purchases during the crop (Crop Specials not included).

Bring a friend and your next Crop is Free. If you bring a guest who has never attended a dM Crop, you’ll receive a voucher for a Free Crop.

Email or call 618.257.8922 to register for this Crop.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Put Your Personal Touch on Your Wedding Day

Make your wedding day stand out by adding your own personal touch throughout. By using the colors and theme you have chosen for your wedding you can create your own custom wedding items.

Set the tone for your wedding by creating custom save-the-date items, invitations, announcements and thank you cards. By incorporating the same color scheme, font, and paper type, your custom wedding items will be unified.

Instead of having a plain guestbook, create a scrapbook with your engagement photos, quotes and plenty of room for your guests to sign in. Keeping the theme of your stationery you can also print your own programs.

Give your reception table a look of distinction with place cards in the font and color scheme used in your stationery. You can create gift tags to be attached to your wedding favors, as well as custom bookmarks and other favors. Before the wedding, create an engagement album to display at the reception. The album can include photographs and memorabilia from the different stages of your lives apart as well together.

Incorporate some or all of the ideas mentioned above. Supplies can be found at any local scrapbook store, or online. Idea books, including a vast array of custom wedding ideas, can also be found at your local scrapbook store.

Be sure to obtain the assistance your family, friends, and wedding party when producing your custom wedding items. Not only will their extra hands be of great help but this would also be a good time to bond. If you don’t feel that you are creative enough, or don’t have the time to complete your custom wedding items you can hire someone to produce them for you.

In the end not only will you have put your personal touch on the wedding, but you’ll also have a lifetime of memories.

This article is from the Distinctive Moments Summer 2007 Newsletter. Be sure join our mailing list so you can receive the quarterly newsletter and other promotions in your email box.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Etsy Greetings

One of my cards was the Daily Featured Card at

Be sure to check out my card and other cards by Etsy shop owners.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Greeting Cards

We are proud to offer Announcements, Thank You Cards, Party Invitations, Holiday Cards and more. Our cards are digitally designed and printed on photo paper or press printed.

Visit our Digital Design page to learn more about our new designs.

Today we are offering sets of Stock Thank You Cards.

The cards are sold in sets of 5 and include white envelopes.

Price: $8.00

Shipping: 1.25

Friday, September 14, 2007

Free Shipping

Google Checkout is now accepted by Distinctive Moments. For Etsy purchases in the Distinctive Moments Etsy Store, please select "Other" under payment options when you check out and an invoice will be sent to you.

Receive Free Shipping when you pay with Google Checkout.

Offer good through 9/30/07.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Screened Initials

Birchcraft now offers Screened Initials at no additional charge with any of the lettering styles offered.

All you have to do is select the initial to be screened when placing your online order. Traditionally the initial of the groom’s last name is used.

To view invitations by Birchcraft click here.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop Scrapbook Events Community Service Project

This year’s K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop Scrapbook Events community service project will coordinate with Alexandra's House. Alexandra's House is a home that works with families carrying terminally ill children based in Kansas City, Missouri. K.I.S.S will be working with Alexandra's House to collect completed 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 pages that will be given to families assisted by Alexandra's House.

K.I.S.S is having a contest in conjunction with this community service project. The person that turns in the most completed pages will win a prize. For a page to qualify as a completed page, it must be handmade, have at least one photo mat, embellishments and spots for journaling. K.I.S.S. collected over 1600 pages last year and has a goal of 2000 pages this year. Your assistance in this effort will be greatly appreciated.

Completed pages must be received at the address below by November 5th:
KISS Crop-n-Shop Scrapbook Events
18954 Gum Rd
Granby, MO 64844

If you are interested in participating in the community service project, more information can be found at

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My 1st Year ~ Pre-made Scrapbook Album (6 x 6)

If you are looking for the perfect little brag book, we have the perfect one for you. Save the memories of your child’s first year with this adorable 24-page 6 x 6 scrapbook. Since the pages are pre-designed, your favorite photos and journaling is all that is needed to complete this scrapbook. This compact scrapbook will make a great brag book for a new mom.

This mini scrapbook can be purchased in our Etsy store. For the month of August, our mailing list contacts will receive free shipping for items purchased in our Esty store. Join our mailing list so you can receive free shipping when you purchase this perfect little brag book.

St. Louis Metro Scrapaholic Workshop: Journaling

The next St. Louis Metro Scrapaholic Workshop will be held September 9, 2007 at 3:00 pm. Only 5 spaces are available.

September Kit - Journaling (Only 5 spaces are available)
Included are two (2) sheets of Kelly Panacci patterned paper, one (1) sheet of Kelly Panacci journaling stickers, four (4) sheets of cardstock, flowers, and a die cut word.

Prepay for your space by Friday, August 31, 2007 and your name will be entered in a drawing for a FREE workshop.

Workshop fees are accepted in the form of cash, check or PayPal (payments thru PayPal excepted, even if you do not have a PayPal account)

If you are interested in attending a St. Louis Metro Scrapaholic Club workshop visit The St. Louis Metro Scrapaholic Club website email for more information.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

So you think you can teach?

One of my ScrapBiz friends has this fantastic new venue for craft classes. My Creative Classroom will offer a variety of online classes starting next year. Currently, they are recruiting instructors and not only scrapbook instructors are needed. If you are a candle maker, jewelry maker, into sewing, digital arts, or whatever the craft is that gets excited consider being an instructor.

So if you think to can teach, visit to get more information. Also find a link to the My Creative Classroom in my Scrapbook Blog list.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Personalized Greeting Cards

Starting September 1, Distinctive Moments will offer Personalized Announcements, Thank You Cards, Party Invitations, Holiday Cards, and More. The cards will be designed digitally (I’ve been having a lot of fun with Photoshop Elements), professionally printed, and sold in sets of 25. Stay tuned for more details.

To request a sample send your contact information to with “Sample PGC Request” as the subject.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Wedding Gown Preservation …Preserving Memories

One of the most important elements of a bride’s wedding day is her gown. The gown represents her personal style and is a personal statement about her. This is an important purchase that she may choose to keep beyond her wedding day. Her wedding gown would serve as a reminder of her wedding day. The wedding gown could also be preserved as a family heirloom to be handed down to her children or grand children.
To keep a wedding gown looking as beautiful as the first time worn, it should be preserved. When preserving a wedding gown it is cleaned and packaged for long-term storage. Distinctive Moments carries the Wedding Gown Preservation Co. preservation kits. The Wedding Gown Preservation Co. has been in business since 1913.

The wedding gown should be preserved as soon possible after the wedding, before visible and invisible stains have time to set. Be sure to preserve the veil and other keepsakes as well.

Once preserved the wedding gown should not be stored in an attic or basement but in the living area of a home where there is not too much fluctuation in temperature and humidity. Ideally the wedding gown should be placed in a dark cool place. It should not be exposed to excessive light, dust and other hazards. The packaging containing the wedding gown should not be vacuum-sealed. Vacuum sealing traps in fumes and moisture, which leads to mold, mildew and eventually the deterioration of the gown. The Wedding Gown Preservation Co. does not vacuum seal their preservation chests.

By preserving her wedding gown a bride can have a lasting tangible memory of one of the most unforgettable days of her life.

This article is from the Distinctive Moments Summer 2007 Newsletter. Be sure join our mailing list so you can receive the quarterly newsletter and other promotions in your email box.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

What is a Cyber Crop?

I received a newsletter from Serendipity Scrapbooks recently and I read that they where holding a Cyber Crop in August. I’d seen Cyber Crop mentioned on various Message Boards but I didn’t know how one was operated. So I did a little research (Cyber research). Here is what I found out:

· Several Scrapbooking Forms and discussion groups host Cyber Crops.
· On a specific date participants gather online in a form or chat room to complete challenges, play games, and have lots of fun.
· All challenges and games have to be completed by a specific date and time.
· Participants get to complete a lot of layouts when they compete in the challenges.
· Participants chat with other and share their designs in a online gallery.
· Winners are chosen either by the host, participants (polls), or by a point system.
· Many prizes can be won.

So there you have it. Do a search on Cyber Crops and I’m sure you’ll find the perfect one for you.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Sketches - Ready, Set, Go!

So here is the plan. Periodically, I’ll post sketches I’ve created on the computer. By the end of the week, I’ll post a layout or card using the sketch.

Feel free to use the sketches in your scrapbooking, card making, and/or paper crafting. I would love to see what you come up with, so email a jpeg of your creation to I’ll post your creations here.


Monday, July 30, 2007

Pink Minimized

I posted some photos today in a previous post and realized I use pink a lot in my work. So I decided to show that I could use a prominent color other that pink.

I created a pre-made 6x6 chipboard album for my hairdresser. She’ll be able to use put pictures of her new shop in it. Enjoy Pink Minimized.

New Items in the Etsy Store

Five new items have been added to our Etsy Store.

Altered Lunchbox Tin Set
(with composition book and pen)

Composition Book and Pen (Blue and Brown)

Composition Book and Pen (Pink)

Decorated Picture Frame (Red, Blue, and Green)

Decorated Picture Frame (Pink, Orange, and Green)

Reminder, in the Summer Newsletter there is a coupon for free shipping. If you are not receiving our newsletter, join our mailing list today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

dM News Summer ‘07

The Summer ’07 newsletter was emailed today. The following articles as well as summer promotions are in this issue:

Put Your Personal Touch On Your Wedding Day

Wedding Gown Preservation

Simply Scrapbooking

Scrapaholic USA

If you are not receiving our Newsletter you can signup for our mailing list on the right side of our blog.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

St. Louis Metro Scrapaholic Workshop: Ribbon

The next St. Louis Metro Scrapaholic Workshop will be held August 11, 2007 at 3:00 pm. Only 5 spaces are available.

August Kit - Ribbon
Included are two (2) sheets of Collage Press patterned paper, five (5) sheets of Bazzill cardstock, Making Memories ribbon (nine (9) different patterns at one (1) yard each), brads, and a die cut word.

Prepay for your space by Friday, August 3, 2007 and your name will be entered in a drawing for a FREE workshop.

If you are interested in attending a St. Louis Metro Scrapaholic Club workshop visit The St. Louis Metro Scrapaholic Club website or email for more information.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Tomorrow, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2007, will be your lucky day because we are having a sale at the Distinctive Moments Etsy Shop ( Everything in the shop will be 13% off the listed price for one day only. So have a great Friday.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Distinctive Moments is Blogging

Distinctive Moments has entered the blog world. I plan to use this blog as an advertising and informative avenue. Often I will showcase new products will be showcased here. I’m looking forward to maintaining this blog and I hope others find it useful.