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.