Classes & more . . .

Friday, October 10, 2014


Thanks to everyone that attending my class last night!  Our last Preserving the Past at For Keeps Sake was a little bittersweet but I know everyone will enjoy our new location at the   Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood, MO.   I dropped off  my sample today and Robyn was excited to report that several students had already signed up so we are on our way!   Again, thanks so much to each and every one of you!  

Preserving the Past 

Wednesday, November 12 @ 6pm

Don't forget, the FOR KEEPS SAKE Garage SALE is Saturday, October 11 from 10am-4pm.  I will be there with tons of SCRAPBOOKING & STAMPING goodness, older CLASS KITS and finished SAMPLES.  Come EARLY for the BEST SELECTION!

Original Cricut Machine, used very little includes tons of extras!   $100



Monday, October 06, 2014

A NEW Class at a NEW Place!

It's OFFICIAL!  My NOVEMBER Class is listed on the CHECKERED COTTAGE website.  You will see my class listed and will have the ability to sign up online (although I believe payment needs to be made in the store).   

I am excited for you to visit the CHECKERED COTTAGE and see everything that they have to offer.  Here are the details for my NOVEMBER class.

Preserving the Past for November
Wednesday, November 12 @ 6pm

Each month Preserving the Past we will create a 2 page layout perfect for your Heritage Album. This month's class features beautiful papers from Carta Bella "Moments and Memories" collection. This layout is great for old photos but can easily be used for current photos too. Come join our great group of ladies at our new location. 

In addition to your basic supplies you will need Black Ink for distressing (I used Tim Holtz Black Soot) and foam squares or pop dots.

Cost:  $20 per student
This class limited to 15 students. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Walk Down MEMORY LANE...and a New Road to Explore!

It seems like yesterday that we first stepped into the gigantic store on Lemay Ferry!  We thought we couldn't fill it up but Timi and Nancy N did fill up For Keeps Sake with all the latest and greatest supplies for our beloved hobby. 

 I have always been proud to work at this place which became a "Happy Place" for so many people that shared the same passion for creating.

Change is good though and just as I realized that I would no longer be able to teach my Preserving the Past class, a new opportunity has come my way!  

I'm am so excited to share that I have been invited to continue my class at The CHECKERED COTTAGE in adorable downtown Kirkwood, MO.     Details are being worked out but we will have a place for my class starting in November.  Stay tuned!



In the meantime, 

Thanks for the Memories 


Get Ready to Make New Ones!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

A great GIVEAWAY ...

just for helping out a great cause!  Nancy W. has put together a GIVEAWAY for anyone that helps out.

if you are able to

 make a donation 

of $5 or more,

 Everyone that donates and leaves a comment on Nancy W.'s post will be entered into a drawing for this amazing prize package. 

Sue's Dog 3
Donate $5 or more to Sue's service dog,
on the site listed above
I will put your name in a hat
for a prize drawing.
The prize (worth over $100 retail) includes
Graphic 45 goodies from me
a ton of good things donated by
(some not even on her site yet!).
Sue's Dog 2
(all brand new product still in the original packaging)

This drawing will end September 30
and Nancy will notify the winner
and ship to you free of charge.
Sue's Dog 1

I have added to the already fabulous drawing,
a complete brand new mini book kit
The Button Farm.
(Retail value = $55+)
Sue and Droopy 1
The entire prize package will go to one lucky winner.
All you have to do is donate here:

Monday, August 19, 2013

Upcoming Classes & A Story to Share...

Many of you have met my friends, Sue & Droopy Thompson.  They are frequent visitors to For Keeps Sake and they also volunteer at Beasley School in the Mehlville School District.  Droopy the service dog is almost 12 years old and the time has come for him to retire.

 Sue has an opportunity to receive a new service dog partner from the American Service Dog Association.  The cost of this new Partner is $6,000.00 and they already have $1,000.00 from a very generous supporter! 

 Follow this link to their Indigogo Campaign and read the entire story.  Please consider making a donation.  Any amount would be helpful.  If you cannot help, share the story on your facebook page, google+ or your blog!  

                                               A Service Dog for Sue

My class on Wednesday, August 21

Pink Paislee Travel Portfolio

 I have 3 spots left in this great class!  we will be using a complete kit from Pink Paislee (designed by Rebecca Cross) to create an entire travel themed album.

Document your favorite travel memories into 1 comprehensive binder album that includes 6 paper tab dividers and 12 assorted pocket size page protectors.  Store mementos, travel photos and more while discovering new ways to create photo flip stacks and photo frames.  We will shine up our projects using Color Shine Spritz, a metallic sharpie and glossy accents.

Each kit will include:
Portfolio Chipboard Binder Album
6-12x12 Travel Portfolio Papers
12-Portfolio Photo Frames
24-Portfolio Tiny Tabs
12-Portfolio Photograms
9-Hope Chest Label Stickers
1-Luxe Gold Chipboard Placemat
1-Luxe Black Glitter Alphabet
1-Artisan Words Travel
1-Artisan Scallop Ribbon (36")
1-Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray (bronze)

Students need to bring to class:
Metallic Gold Sharpie
Glossy Accents
Black Journal Pen
Washi Tape to coordinate with album
1.5" Circle Punch
Corner Rounder
Personal Paper Trimmer
Pop Dots
Sanding Tools
Paper Towels

Cost is only $30.  Call For Keeps Sake to save your spot!