Classes & more . . .

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Snow Mittens


Snow Mittens

This is a darling Mitten Shaped mini that is just perfect for highlighting some fav cold weather photos.

Wed
January 14th
6:30

Call FKS to make a reservation 314-487-8131

All the Trimmings


All the Trimmings




Every year I teach an after Christmas 2 page layout. This year we will use Basic Grey Wassail with KI die cut paper. It's just the layout for capturing lots of little moments from the Christmas season!

Wednesday
January 21st
10:30 am

and

Wednesday
February 11th
6 pm

Call For Keeps Sake to make a reservation and supply lists. 314-487-8131



Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Hideaway project


Words of Muse
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Finally had time to finish one of my Holiday Hideaway projects. This one is called Words of Muse.

Debbie at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale is having Tim Holtz teach this project. Check out her blog for more information: http://frenzystamper.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 28, 2008

January Classes . . .



Santa was good to me this year! I got everything I wanted, my boys together for Christmas of course. Adam had to work on his birthday and Christmas so we made do with an early morning Christmas brunch. No photos yet since Zack took all the pics and I don't have them yet!

In January I have 3 classes planned . . .

Preserving the Past for January
Wednesday, January 7th
10:30-12:30 OR 6:30-8:30
This month we will create a 2-page layout using paper from Creative Imaginations
and a fun stamping technique Using Perfect Pearls.
Bring your basics plus:
Tim Holtz Edge Distressor
Favorite Brown Distress Ink
Cropidile
Sanding tool
Optional: Perfect Pearls Gold,
Green Patina, and
Perfect Medium with Brush
















Preserving the Past is not just for heritage photos! This is a monthly class and it has been since 2003! You don't have attend every class, just pick the ones you like. We always learn a technique and it will translate well for any photos! Kits are usually available so if you cannot attend just call the store to reserve your kit.

Monday, December 22, 2008

This week at For Keeps Sake

Christmas is almost here. We hope you'll have a wonderful time gathering with families and friends creating new memories and reminiscing over old. If you're like any of us, between now and Christmas Eve you'll be busy running around completing last minute tasks. By December 26th, you may need a little time for yourself to just relax...why not join us for our crop on Friday or Girls Day Out on Saturday?? It may be just what you need after the hectic holiday season.

Here's what's happening @ For Keeps Sake this week:

Wednesday, December 24: Christmas Eve. We are open today from 10 am -2 pm for your last minute shopping needs. Don't forget to mention this to your husbands! Gift certificates are always the perfect fit or we still have a few personal cutting systems available, such as the SLICE machine by Making Memories or the Silhouette by Quickutz.

Thursday, December 25: Merry Christmas! The store is closed today. We hope you & yours have a very Happy Holiday!

Friday, December 26: CROP 'n' SHOP: 2008 is quickly coming to a close. There are a lot of great photos and memories from this past year that you haven't had the opportunity to scrapbook yet. Here's your chance! Why not join us for a special 12 hour crop from 11 am-11 pm. The cost is only $10 and our Christmas present to you is crop attendees will receive double punches on all your regular priced purchases today! Call to sign-up.

Saturday, December 27: GIRLS DAY OUT: You survived the holiday hustle & bustle. It's time to de-stress. Grab a girlfriend and come out & play. Relax with FREE Make & Takes, have a drink & snack on us, and most importantly, do what us gals do best- SHOP & SAVE! Bring a friend & you will each save 30% off your purchase of regular priced merchandise. Friend can't make it? Don't miss the fun. Join us and receive a 20% discount on your regular priced merchandise. Enjoy time with your friends and save while you shop!

Don't miss the fun

@

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

where something new happens everyday

4530 Lemay Ferry Rd.- St. Louis, Mo 63129

314-487-8131


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Class!


AllTheTrimmings
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
This is my annual after Christmas two page layout!!
you will play with flower soft and punches and love the papers from Basic Grey Wassail and KI Memories! The second page has room for many photos, that's always a good thing! I will teach this class twice . . .
Jan 21st at 10:30

and an evening class in February

The cost is $20, make your reservations by phone or in person at For Keeps Sake 314-487-8131

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The St Louis Six plus One! .



Words can not describe the amazing weekend that we had! The weather was perfect! The event itself was fabulously, wonderful, fantastic, inspiring I guess you can kind of get the picture! Our workshops, well, I will have to post some photos! We will be bringing them into the shop for show n tell for sure!!

I want to thank everyone that attended Holiday Hideaway 2008! This is a very special group of artistic people that I am so blessed to be counted among. Trust me, I pinched myself every 5 minutes while I was there!! We will never hear Andy WIlliams version of "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" without smiling for rest of my life thanks to Tim!

I am leaving for work (yes reality is setting in) and I can't wait to get there so I can share with all my customers and coworkers!

Holiday Hideaway'ers, I love each and every one of you! Tim you are probably the most generous, genuine person that I have met! Mario, you know I love you! Michele, Keychain, Sharon, you all inspire me! Seriously, I could go on, but must go!!

More photos to follow!! Susan

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Class!


IMG_7105
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Snow Mittens
With SUE
Wednesday
January
6:30-8:30PM
$22.
Darling set of mittens turned
Picture book perfect for those
Wintery photo ops!
You will need basic supplies
Plus: Sno Cap Paint Dabber
Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Cropidile
White or Clear Stickles
Brayer, Glue Stick, Sanding Tools

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thanks everyone!

Thanks to all the gals in my Preserving the Past classes on Wednesday! This class is so near and dear to my heart and I love seeing each of you create a project for your precious heritage photos!
I mentioned Wednesday that I think we ought to do a "show n tell" in our January class and I just wanted to make it official!
For January's Preserving the Past bring some of your pages that you have finished with your photos and journaling, let's share and I'll bring my pages and snacks!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Preserving the Past . . . With Sue


2009_Classes
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003

Wednesday, January 7th
10:30-12:30 OR 6:30-8:30
This month we will create
A 2-page layout using paper
From Creative Imaginations
And a fun stamping technique
Using Perfect Pearls.
Bring your basics plus:
Tim Holtz Edge Distressor
Favorite Brown Distress Ink
Cropidile
Sanding tool
Optional: Perfect Pearls Gold,
Green Patina, and
Perfect Medium with Brush

Friday, November 28, 2008

Just sitting here thinking . . .


. . . holy cow!! There is only 12 more days till we leave for Prescott, Arizona and the amazing Holiday Hideaway (my second annual) with Tim Holtz and Sharon and Mario (the amazing chef) and everyone else and all the creative fun we are going to have!! Oh wait, I'm not even ready, gotta finish my charms for the swap and get things organized! It's going to be amazing and I can't wait!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holy Cow! Have you seen this?

Black Friday Specials @ For Keeps Sake

Thanksgiving is nearly here.

You'll be gathering with family & friends,

stuffing yourself with turkey and all the trimmings

AND

setting your alarm for early morning on

FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 28th

to shop at

FOR KEEPS SAKE'S

BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR!

It all starts beginning at 8 am

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS:

*Shop between 8 am - 10am, receive a coupon for

40% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE of regularly priced merchandise

*Shop between 10 am - 12 Noon, receive a coupon for

30% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE of regularly priced merchandise

*Shop between 12 Noon - 8 pm, receive a coupon for

20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE of regularly priced merchandise

Beginning at 5 pm,

The first 25 customers with a $25 minimum purchase

(after 20% discount)

will receive a

"Goody Bag" valued @ $25!

(1 per customer please.)

And there's more!

We're offering these outstanding values as our

"BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS"

~"BIG SHOT" by Sizzix,

normally $100

just $50

A versatile personal die-cutting system

~RIBBON IRON WITH 2 RIBBON CARDS INCLUDED by Pebbles, Inc.

normally $26.99

just $10

What a cute stocking stuffer!

~CROP-A-DILE by We R Memory Keepers

normally $29.99

just $14.99

~12" DESKTOP ROTARY TRIMMER by Fiskars

normally $62.99

just $31.50

~12" LARGE BASE GUILLOTINE

by Tonic

normally $49.99

just $24.99

What a perfect time to upgrade your trimmer.

Limit 1 per person, while supplies last. Shop early for the best selections.

And that's not all...

We'll also have

DOOR-BUSTER SAVINGS

on select product lines

from the following manufacturers:

*Sizzix

*Cosmo Cricket

*KI Memories

(Black Friday Specials &; door-buster product lines are excluded from percentage off discounts.)

NOTE: All sales apply to In-stock merchandise only. No holds or special orders apply.

Sale excludes furniture, consignment kits, Sony and "Black Friday Specials".

Key Tag punches are not applicable on this sale day.

You can not afford to miss this sale.

It doesn't get any better than this!

See you bright and early on Friday, November 28th

@

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

Monday, November 24, 2008

I have a couple of brand new blogs to share!

Two good friends have joined the blogging world! First check out
Behind the Crown {Love the title}! by Barb Reininger!
Great pics of her boys today!!

Second is Loving Every Season by Kim Dambach!
She has agreed to start teaching card classes at FKS in January!!

Third is Art from the Heart by Nancy Wethington!
Lots of great sharing on her blog, you must check it out!


After you check out all the new blogs, come see me at FKS,
it's TOTE Day and of course, I'll be there !

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to me . . . still!!


My birthday was on the 22nd but as always I try to make it last as long as possible. The week started with a nice package from my Mom and Dad! All week I came home to cards in the mail and on Friday the "girls" took me out to lunch! They surprised me with gifts and it was so nice!! Nancy made me a special book that I just love!! Then Missy made this sweet "Happy Birthday" Cone Hat!!
















Aleeta, Nanc and Timi gave me a gift card for Christopher Banks and I made good use of it right away!! (well they did have sweaters 1/2 price)

Tom and Zack picked me up from work yesterday (my actual birthday) and took me to Houlihan's for dinner! Tom spent the whole day while I was at work making me a special homemade birthday cake! Wow, is he amazing or what? Since Adam was working today we continued the celebration! Tom and I went to St Charles for a little Main Street shopping then a quick lunch at our fav little pizzeria . . . I talked to everyone on the phone today, sister, mother, father etc
Adam came over later and the boys showered me with fun gifts, from Adam, GC to Archivers (I know, I know) Pounds of fudge (don't know what that's all about, seriously). Zack bought me my fav things from Origins, Ginger Rush of course! Tom bought me pearls but not just ordinary pearls, Mandarin Pearls, they are all different colors and so beautiful.
It's been a great week and Belinda sent me a package that hasn't arrived yet so I guess we'll just keep the party going right through Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT FKS

Holiday Open House

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week already?

You know what that means....

Christmas is right around the corner.

YIKES!

Have no fear, though, because For Keeps Sake has you covered.

You are invited to our

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 22, 2008

10:00 am -5:00 pm

Come grab a cup of cheer and a cookie (or two) and be inspired.

We'll be demonstrating projects for

holiday cards,

gift tags

and

ornaments

using the latest techniques.

Short on time this season?

No worries, we'll have quick ideas for gifts and creative packaging.

For your convenience, these will be pre-packaged and ready to purchase -

No thinking, only assembly required!

Get a jump start on your Christmas photo cards.

Beginning at our Open House

Saturday, November 22nd

we are offering

20 photo cards for only $10.00

(While supplies last.)

These are 4" X 8" size prints

featuring your favorite photo with a

custom holiday message and image.

What a nice way to keep in touch with familes and friends this holiday season.

For Keeps Sake has holiday kits available this Saturday.

Lynn Stuart will be at the store debuting her

December Kits of the Month

+

exclusive Holiday mini-book kits

What a great way to tackle all the precious photos you will take during the holiday season.

In addition to all the Holiday Open House festivities, we have another exciting promotion....

ATTENTION: ALL STAMPERS

A unique buying opportunity for you!

Wouldn't you love to be able to peruse the manufacturer's catalogs and select exactly what you want?

Well, thanks to

B-Line Designs

now you can!

We're offering a SPECIAL PROMOTION for this weekend only

Saturday & Sunday (November 22nd & November 23rd)

ORDER DIRECT FROM THE CATALOG

Order & pre-pay a minimum of $20.00 in B-Line stamps & recieve a FREE NECKLACE!

See you soon

@

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

where something new happens everyday

4530 Lemay Ferry Road - St. Louis, MO 63129

314-487-8131

Less than 1/2 mile from I-270 and Lemay Ferry

&

Less than 12 minutes from I-270 and Manchester Rd.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Photos to share!!

Every year Missy's recipe class hosts a Holiday Treat Exchange. This year the ladies went one better and they all participated in a Holiday Treat Recipe Swap!! Holy Cow, the work the ladies put into the recipe pages and the personal stories, and the treats! Well, it was an awesome day and everyone had a blast!! Enjoy a few photos I snapped during the morning class!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My classes this week . . .


Gratitude_Cover
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Gratitude
Maya Road Mini

This class is full but below is a supply list!

Wednesday
November 19th

6:30-8:30
$20

This is project captures the colors of
Autumn and the spirit of Thanksgiving!!
Grunge Board and Acrylic make the cover
unique!!

Bring your basics PLUS . . . Sanding tools
Gold Paint Dabber, Glue Stick or other liquid
glue, pop dots
Inks used are Butterscotch Pigment Ink pad
fired brick distress ink
Van Dyke Brown
Black Pen
Cropidile

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ahem,

You've gotta check out the latest post on Teresa Collins' blog, that's all I'm going to say, you have to see it for yourself!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Look at this!


I just love this garland created by Kara Ward (one of my fave K & Company designers)! Check out her blog for more detailed photos!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Peace Winter Garland


Peace Winter Garland
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Thursday,
November 13th
1PM-3PM

Thursday,
November 20th
10:30-12:30PM
$25

Join Sue to create this one of a kind garland that will shimmer, glitter and sparkle. This will make a great holiday display that
You can leave on display all winter long.

You will need to bring your own
silver glitter
Platinum or silver Stickles
Liquid glue (k&co or Ultimate)
Pearl Paint Dabber
Red line tape

Friday, November 07, 2008

The Night Before Christmas is next week!

Wednesday
November 12
6:30-8:30PM
This is a very special project!! Tracy Niehaus
our favorite K and Company designer, taught
us how to turn a paper cube into a darling nite
light! I took her design and made a unique Holiday
light up complete with tea light . . .

With your basics you will need . . .
Craft knife and cutting mat, ruler
Liquid glue such as K and Company or Ulitmate
Platinum Stickles

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Peace Winter Garland


Peace Winter Garland
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Thursday,
November 13th
1PM-3PM

Thursday,
November 20th
10:30-12:30PM
$25

Join Sue to create this one of a kind garland that will shimmer, glitter and sparkle. This will make a great holiday display that
You can leave on display all winter long.

You will need to bring your own
silver glitter
Platinum or silver Stickles
Liquid glue (k&co or Ultimate)
Pearl Paint Dabber
Red line tape

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I can hardly believe it's already November!!

My class this week:

Preserving the Past for November
Wednesday
November 5th
10:30-12:30
6:30-8:30PM

$18
This one is a favorite of mine I think . . . you can't go wrong with K and Company, Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz Crackle paint and distress inks!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's no secret . . .

that Stacy Julian is one of my heros!! I've heard her speak a couple of times and always love her message!! Read her current post on her blog: What you Do Matters!
This is what it's all about!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Next week, November 5th

Preserving the Past for November
Wednesday
November 5th
10:30-12:30
6:30-8:30PM

I have space available in both the morning and evening classes. Call the store for your spot or kit . . . 314-487-4131

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Brand New Class!!


Peace Winter Garland
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Peace Winter Garland
Thursday,
November 13th
1PM-3PM

Thursday,
November 20th
10:30-12:30PM
$25

We will create this one of a kind garland that will shimmer, glitter and sparkle. This will make a great holiday display that
You can leave on out all winter long.

You will need to bring your own
silver glitter
Platinum or silver Stickles
Liquid glue (k&co or Ultimate)
Pearl Paint Dabber
Red line tape

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My next class is . . .


Hand in Hand
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Hand in Hand

Wednesday
October 29th
10:30-12:30
$20.

Bring your basics plus Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Pop Dots
Sanding Tools
Black Soot Paint Dabber

This class is full but don't worry, I will be posting 3 brand new classes this week, stay tuned!!

Kansas City Collage


Kansas City Collage
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
We are back from Kansas City . . . we had a fabulous time, the weather was amazing! Here is collage of photos from my favorite stop on the trip! Pryde's Old Westport is a country store and it was the most fun, I just love this place!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Holiday Hideaway


Holiday Hideaway
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
It's official!! We {Missy, Nancy, Timi, Nancy and Aleeta and I} have been invited to return to T!m Holtz's Holiday Hideaway again this year!! It is an incredible event and such an amazing opportunity to take time from our hectic schedules to create and learn from one of the best teachers you will ever meet!!
We are counting the days, right now we are at 56!! Oh and this year the Saint Louis Six will be plus one!! Wendy Vecchi is joining our group!! Let the PJ shopping begin!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake

3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup chopped nuts
4 cups coarsely chopped apples
Mix together dry ingredients
Stir remaining ingredients except apples into dry ingredieints
Batter will be very thick
Stir in apples (you will need to use your hands to combine the mixture)
Pour into an ungreased tube or Bundt pan
Bake in pre heated 350 oven for 1 1/2 hours

Usually I dust the top with powdered sugar but this year I decided to really make this decadent with a cream cheese frosting

For the frosting
1 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
16 oz box powdered sugar
Blend until smooth, pour over cooled cake!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

New Class

Letters to Santa
with Sue
Wednesday
November 19th
1:PM-3:30PM
$35
Darling Mailbox from Maya Road that we
will turn into a special holiday decoration. There
is even a Mini Book inside the box that will be
perfect for those Santa photos!!

Bring your basics and include:
Snow Cap Paint Dabber
K and Company Liquid Glue
Stickles_ red, green and clear of your choice
I used Frosted Lace, Platinum, Candy Cane and Holly
Craft Pick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick
Red Line Tape

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Class!! The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas
with Sue
Wednesday
November
6:30-8:30PM
$30

This is a very special project!! At Scrap St Louis, Tracy Niehaus
our favorite K and Company designer, taught
us how to turn a paper cube into a darling light up box
! I took her design and made a unique Holiday
light up complete with tea light . . .

With your basics you will need . . .
Craft knife and cutting mat, ruler
Liquid glue such as K and Company or Ulitmate
Platinum Stickles

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Preserving the Past for October

only 4 spaces left, call the shop to reserve your spot!!
314-487-8131
Fabulous K&Company and Graphic 45, new border/corner punches from Fiskars and a fun framing technique that I learned from Kelly Goree at Creative Escape!!

Wednesday
October 1st
10:30-12:30
6:30-8:30

$20

Bring basics plus, Black Soot Distress Ink, and a package of pop dots!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Christmas Garland

Isn't this just the most adorable garland? I found a blog called
Ga ga For Garland (http://www.simplymein.typepad.com/gagaforgarlands/) which led me to Creative Breathing's flickr photostream, You have to check out all the pretties she has created!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New class . . .


Gratitude_Cover
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Gratitude
Maya Road Mini Album
with SUE

Wednesday
November 19th

6:30-8:30
$20

This is project captures the colors of
Autumn and the spirit of Thanksgiving!!
Grunge Board and Acrylic make the cover
unique!!

Bring your basics PLUS . . . Sanding tools
Gold Paint Dabber, Glue Stick or other liquid
glue, pop dots
Inks used are Butterscotch Pigment Ink pad
fired brick distress ink
Van Dyke Brown
Black Pen
Cropidile

GOT GRUNGE


GOT GRUNGE
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
GOT GRUNGE

Got Grunge?
Date: September 24th
Time: 10:30-12:30
Cost: $20

If you missed out the first time, I am repeating the popular Got Grunge mini book!! You will learn at least 10 different ways to play with your grunge board and go home with little technique filled treasure and a whole package of grungeboard

Friday, September 12, 2008

Preserving the Past for October

Fabulous K&Company and Graphic 45, new border/corner punches from Fiskars and a fun framing technique that I learned from Kelly Goree at Creative Escape!!

Wednesday
October 1st
10:30-12:30
6:30-8:30

$20

Bring basics plus, Black Soot Distress Ink, and a package of pop dots!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Upcoming Class


IMG_0031-1
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Date: September 24th
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Cost: $15.


We will create a sPooKy themed
acrylic page that you hang
on your wall
or page to go in your scrapbook!
This is a great way to display a
fav picture so bring a 4x6 photo
if you want to to complete the project!

Bring basic supplies plus:
black and silver stickles
ultimate liquid glue
Cutterpede
with a scallop blade if you have it!!

So did you see this on the FKS Blog?

Six Degrees of Separation

Remember the old Kevin Bacon thing . . . everyone is related somehow . . . just 6 degrees away from everyone?

Well, we have our own For Keeps Sake FAB-YOU-LOUIS (yes, you read that right) 6 Degrees of Separation story to share with you about Scrap St. Louis 2009.

Here goes (and bear with me because this is too good not to share):

Sue got a call the other day from Big Picture Scrapbooking's Paula Wessells. It sort of went like this:

Paula: I'd like to talk to someone about Scrap St. Louis.

Sue: I can help you.

Paula (demurely): Well, maybe I better tell you who I'm with. This is Paula Wessels from Big Picture Scrapbooking.

Sue: Let me get Nancy W for you.

I take the phone and here's how the conversation went:

Paula tells me who she is and said she heard about Scrap St. Louis from her friend and our good customer Cindy B.

Paula asked if there was any way she could come and do make-and-takes for us at Scrap St. Louis. Now by this time I am looking at the two store owners and mouthing to them (you won't believe this!) - already getting goose bumps because I'm so excited that anyone at Big Picture would even know who we were. Of course I said "yes, we'd love to have you as a guest instructor for our make-and-takes".

Then Paula said, she was talking to Margie Romney Aslett (who is one of the Scrap St. Louis teachers) and Margie told Paula that she just had to come to St. Louis for this event.

So far in our 6 degrees we have:

  1. Paula Wessells from Big Picture Scrapbooking
  2. Cindy B (our good customer and Paula's friend)
  3. Margie from Making Memories
  4. For Keeps Sake

Two more players needed right? Here goes:

So, we continue to talk and Paula said, I'm just wondering . . . I saw you have Mary Engelbreit as your keynote speaker. Do you know that Stacy Julian does this as well? Would you like Stacy Julian to attend Scrap St. Louis? And if so, could you fit her in?

OH MY GOSH. I am telling you that I am on the floor. The store owners (Timi & Nancy) are jumping up and down and clapping and by this time, I can hardly believe my ears. I can't even repeat what I am mouthing to them, but believe me . . . it was good!

So I say (trying to play it cool, but so excited I can hardly stand myself). . . We would be honored to have Stacy Julian attend. Would she perhaps be willing to speak at our closing dinner on Saturday evening?

Paula: I think that can be arranged, but let me check with Stacy and her schedule and see what we can do.

Can you believe it? Big Picture Scrapbooking's Paula Wessells hears about our little Scrap St. Louis event and is going to let Stacy Julian know?

  1. Paula Wessells from Big Picture Scrapbooking
  2. Cindy B (our good customer and Paula's friend)
  3. Margie from Making Memories
  4. For Keeps Sake
  5. Stacy Julian

Now we still need number 6 right? So, Paula and I continue our conversation and she says that Stacy is putting together a brand new keynote for 2009 and we're going to love it. (of course we are. We love everything Stacy does!) Her keynote is based around a book that each guest can put together, but Paula informs me that the book should be available to purchase at Scrap St. Louis. I tell her about our on-site store and how we stock everything the instructors, speakers, etc are using . . . and that would be a perfect venue for Stacy's book.

We continue to talk and I find out that the book is manufactured by Clear Scraps (hi girls), our new good friends who we adore. Do you remember a previous post saying that we were the first store in the country to get the latest products from Clear Scraps and that they delivered it themselves. We love this girls. In fact, if you were at Scrap St. Louis 2008, you took their Mickey Mouse Clear Scraps class.

I had already talked to the Clear Scraps gals and they were already planning on coming and doing a make-and-take at Scrap St. Louis 2009 . . .

so . . . what a perfect fit . . . and Clear Scraps is our 6th degree!

With all that in mind, we are perfectly pleased to announce that

Stacy Julian will be attending Scrap St. Louis 2009.

Stacyj

Paula Wessells will be teaching make-and-takes throughout Friday and Saturday. Stacy will be available all day Saturday and be our keynote closing speaker on Saturday evening at dinner.

Paulaw OH MY GOSH. I can't believe it. Sign up for Scrap St. Louis by calling For Keeps Sake Scrapbook (where something new happens everyday!) 314-487-8131

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I'm leaving tomorrow, but I'll be back!!


I am heading out west tomorrow to hang out with a few close friends . . . Heidi, Tim, Jenni to name just a few, I am going to Creative Escape in Phoenix, Arizona and I will be having a great time learning new things and visiting some awesome shops including Melrose Vintage!! I'll be back on Sunday, don't forget to sign up for Scrap Saint Louis!! Today was the first day of sign ups and it was a very busy day!!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Preserving the Past for September

This is an elegant 2 page layout for our monthly Preserving the Past!
Gorgeous Blue Awning papers from K and Company, a photo folder from 7 Gypsies and of course the final touches from Tim Holtz inks and Ranger products. . .

This class is Wednesday,
September 10th

10:30Am
and
6:30PM

Only $15

Another photo share . . .

This one is for Adam, my number 1 son!! Yesterday he cooked up a feast including one of his favorites corn on the cob~He sure loves his corn! Looks like he started young!!
Happy Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Found this . . .

on Thrifty Collage Artist . . while grazing the internet this morning . . .

Promise Yourself-

To be strong so that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit thepresence of trouble.
The Optimist Creed was authored in 1912 by Christian D. Larson, an advocate of positive thought.

WoW! I need to read this every single day . . . yep, going to print this out and put this somewhere right now!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

:Lookie who landed in my inbox!

Check out the latest issue of
CLoth Paper Scissors Embellishments Newsletter
The cover girl or at least her artwork is none other than Linda Cain!!
Wow, makes so excited that she'll be teaching at our store again next week! Congratulations Linda!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Here's a great idea from . . .

Wendy Vecchi!
She uses 2 swivel clasps and a jump ring to make a hanger for one of her awesome projects, what a great tip!! Check her blog to see how she put it together!!

My favorite new, old photo

Circa 1983
Is there anything more fun for a little boy than throwing sticks into a mountain stream?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Something new for me and you!

I finally made the leap and started a new blog!
Heritage Keepsakes is going to be a place to share old photos, genealogy info and whatever else I can think of~
Please let me know what you think!
This first pic is for my Just Beachy girls! Thanks for a great class Wednesday!! Our projects turned out just adorable and I had lots of fun meeting some new gals!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Photo sharing

Found this sweet photo last night while I was scanning old slides! This is Thanksgiving 1986, just a couple of days before Zachary was born. . .

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My class next week


Just Beachy_Cover
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Just Beachy

I have a couple a spots left for this class!!
Call FKS if you are interested . . . 314-487-8131


with Sue
Wednesday
August
6:00-8:30
$15
Accordion Mini book
full of your seaside
memories . . .

Please bring your
basics plus, “wet” glue
black or brown pen
pop dots
Ranger Matte Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
“Frayed Burlap”
Ranger Paint Dabber
“Sandal”
Cropidile
Brayer
Sanding Tools
Alcohol Ink applicator/felt

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hand in Hand a new class . . .


Hand in Hand
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Hand in Hand

Wednesday
October 29th
10:30-12:30
$20.

Bring your basics plus Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Pop Dots
Sanding Tools
Black Soot Paint Dabber