Classes & more . . .

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 . . .


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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


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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.

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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!