Classes & more . . .

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!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Preserving the Past...

 Thanks to my Preserving the Past ladies for another fun class!  Next month's class is a 50's theme.   Call For Keeps Sake to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, August 14 @ 6pm

Bring your basics plus:
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
Or Clover Adirondack Ink
R27 & BG72 Copic Marker
Or Similar Color Marker

This is the recipe for the Oatmeal Cookie Bars I brought last night.  The recipe is from blogger, Michelle ONE ORDINARY DAY.  

She used cinnamon chips but I didn't have any on hand so I added 1/2 cup of peanut butter.   The sea salt on top makes it even more yummy. 

Recipe:  Oatmeal Cookie Bars

1/2 c. canola oil
1 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 bag of cinnamon chips
sea salt to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 13×9″ pan with foil, so that the ends hang over the long sides of your pan.  (Easier to lift the bars out later.)
In a large bowl, combine oil, sugars, eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt.  Beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until sugars have dissolved.
In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon chips.  Stir until just combined.  Add to liquid mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.  (The batter is very thick.)  Transfer to prepared pan.  (Ingrid’s tip:  Use dampened fingers to spread dough into the corners of the pan.  Worked like a charm.) Sprinkle sea salt on top.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden.  Remove from oven and cool until firm.  Lift bars out using foil “handles” and cut into bars.  Store tightly covered.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

A new adventure~

Most of you know my youngest son Zack (aka Army Son).  He is trying something new to earn money for his education after his GI bill runs out.  When he was only 15 he started his own computer repair business called PRECISION Computer repair.   We were sure glad when he got his driver's license so he could drive himself to house calls!  Anyway, I digress!  Check out his new idea, watch the video and please share with your friends if you are so inclined!  Thanks in advance!

The Effortless Twig - Reclaimed Wood Furniture


Friday, May 17, 2013

New Class: Preserving the Past and Missy's Art Journal classs!

Preserving the Past for June

Wednesday, June 12 @ 6 pm

This month's 2 page layout is a tribute to Dad.  We will use papers from G45 and Bazzill in this masculine Heritage layout!  Call For Keeps Sake @ 314-487-8131 to save your spot in this class.

Missy had her 2nd Art Journaling Adventure class and it was awesome.  Since I was working I didn't get to sit in on the class but I tried my own version of her beautiful houses!  I still need to add words to this:

Some of the other Artists from last Saturday!

Check the For Keeps Sake blog for Missy's next class!