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Thursday, December 13, 2012



The basic recipe comes from Betty Crocker, I just added 1 cup cinnamon chips!

1/2 c butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 c flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c cinnamon chips
2 T sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 400.  Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, 1 1/2 c sugar, and the eggs.  Blend in flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.  Add cinnamon chips.  Shape dough by rounded tsp into balls.

Mix the 2 T sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon (I always need more of this mixture so make twice aas much) Rolls balls in mixture.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until set.  Remove immediately from baking sheet. 

Thanks everyone!

Thank you to all my wonderful class ladies last night!  We had a great time and look forward to another year of Preserving the Past in 2013!  Thanks for letting me share what I love with you every month! 

FKS has lots of new things planned for the upcoming year, read on for some important news!

Updates from For Keeps Sake . . .

We want to give you a heads up on a couple of things we just found out:
Your favorite markers, COPIC, have been a staple at For Keeps Sake for quite some time. Copic suggested retail is $7.50 each marker.  For Keeps Sake's every day low price has been $5.50 each since we first started carrying the full line of colors.  We just found out that COPIC is raising the price on their markers effective January 1.  Stop by now and fill up on all your favorite colors before the prices go up.  We're going to get one more order in before the end of the year so you can get in on today's prices. The good news: For Keeps Sake will keep its $2 discount on each of these.  So even though the suggested retail price will be $7.99 starting January 1, For Keeps Sake will keep their prices below retail at $5.99 and our refill service will continue as usual!
Ranger is also raising their prices on some of their items. We're getting one more order in before this so stop in and pick up your favorite colors of Ranger Distress Ink Pads and reinkers before the prices go up.  Ranger is raising each of these by $1 effective February 1.  Stock up @ For Keeps Sake before the increase.
Now onto some great news:
We listen to your suggestions and make adjustments where we can and one of those adjustments involves our popular gift certificates.
Effective immediately: Purchase a For Keeps Sake gift certificate and the recipient will receive key tag punches for their regularly purchased product. Now, they can work their way to an additional $20 in free product when their key tags are full just by using their gift certificates. Additional information available at For Keeps Sake.
There's more:
We love and appreciate our class takers and we want to reward you. Effective January 1 . . . attend a class and get a 25% discount on any regularly priced purchase night of class.  
Keep in touch with
4530 Lemay Ferry Road - St. Louis MO 63129
via this blog, Facebook or in person
for more exciting news in 2013!


Thursday, December 06, 2012

New Class for January

Wednesday, January 23 @ 6PM
In this class we will transform an plain white frame into a beautiful keepsake. Only room for 12 in this class
Supply List:
Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Ranger Archival Sepia Ink
Foam Tape
1/2" Score Tape
Beacon 3 in 1 Glue

Monday, December 03, 2012

Preserving the Past for January

Wednesday, January 9

Each month I create a 2 Page layout perfect for your HERITAGE Album.  This month's layout uses beautiful papers from KaiserCraft.  Limited to 15 people.  Call 314-487-8131

Sunday, December 02, 2012

On the 2nd Day of Christmas . . .

On the 2nd Day of Christmas . . .

 my true love gave to me . . . workshops, a make & take, specials and more!

Monday, December 3:  10:30 am - 4:30 pm: Open Studio Time:
Come in with your projects and work in our classroom.  A relaxing way to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Tuesday, December 4 @ 6PM:  Month to Remember with Missy
Missy has designed a 2 page layout highlighting this month's events. Just add photos to document your everyday and special moments.

Wednesday, December 5:  6 pm - 7:30 pm FREE Make & Take with Nancy
Pop in to see what we're up to this evening.

Saint Nicholas Day is Thursday, December 6
We have a special treat for all our "good" customers!  Come in and see our demo of Lucky 8 Punches from We R Memory Keepers.  We have many styles to choose from and they will be specially priced. 
Regularly $50, on sale today ONLY $24.99 while supplies last!
See for yourself how these versatile punches transform a 12x12 sheet of paper!

TOTE DAY is Thursday, December 6.  All TOTE Club Members take 40%off the cost of one regular priced item! Join our TOTE Club any time.  A one-time fee of $20 gets you a roomy For Keeps Sake canvas tote and 2 special sales each month. Our TOTE Club makes a great gift for a crafty friend.

Friday, December 7 @ 6PM:  Introduction to COPICS with Missy

Copic Markers are all the rage! Are you interested in learning to use these little gems? In this hands on class, you will learn what all the excitement is about with these alcohol ink markers. Our very own Certified Copic Instructor Missy will show you how easy it is to color, shade, blend colors & even how to take care of your markers! See just how easy these markers are to use!  And did you know . . . For Keeps Sake sells Copic Markers at an every day discount price.  We also have a refill service for a nominal fee.

Saturday, December 8 @ 10:30-4:30:  
 Pocket Calendar Workshop with Mary

The new year is just around the corner & Mary has created an adorable purse sized calendar that everyone needs.  It has tons of pockets to save receipts and notes.  The finished size is 41/2" x 6", just right to fit in your purse!   What a great gift for someone special!  Space is limited for this class.

Classes and Workshops require advance reservations,
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where your creative journey begins . . .

4530 Lemay Ferry Road - St. Louis MO 63129

St. Louis' best and largest independently owned paper arts store.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

FKS Sunday!

Don't miss out!

FKS Sunday

You've shopped till you dropped on Black Friday, so how about FKS Sunday
We have a very special offer for you! 
Purchase $100 in Gift Certificates receive a $10 coupon to use anytime between December 1 and December 31st.   Gift Certificates can be any denomination (just so they add up to $100).  Gift Certificates are the perfect gift, one size fits all and best of all you get a little something for yourself too!
Our Hours Sunday, November 25
12 Noon-4PM

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Layout Sharing

We go on a lot of little adventures, my sweetie and I.  Last weekend we took a little hike in Onondaga State Park.  I took a lot of photos of the fall foiliage and created a one page layout.  I used the Sugar Hill Paper Line from Farm House Paper Company and Spellbinder Die S4-368 Hexagons. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A new class . . .

I usually do not schedule classes in December, everyone is so busy and it's hard to fit a class into our already busy calendar.  This year I decided to add a Christmas themed layout to my Preserving the Past series.   Hope you like it!

Great papers from Kaiser craft, Tim Holtz stamps and doiley die from Lifestyle crafts. 

Wednesday, December 12 @ 6pm

Please bring a brown ink ( I used Archival Sepia), ruler, foam squares or tape and your basics to this class.  You will receive a complete set of letter stickers so you can personalize you layout with any date/name/etc.  Limited number of seats available for this class.  Call For Keep Sake @ 314-487-8131

Friday, October 19, 2012

November Classes

Preserving the Past for November

Wednesday, November 14 @ 6pm  Limited to 20 for this class.

JOY Christmas Wall Hanging

Sunday, November 18 @ 12-3PM

In this class we will create a Christmas themed wall hanging with Bo Bunny papers and lots of sparkle!  Each panel measures 8x8.

In addition to basic supplies please bring:
Emboss It Paint Dabber
Ranger Platinum Dry Stickles Glitter
Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder
Ranger Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter
Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad
Antique Linen Stickles
Pen Touch Gold Marker
Foam Tape
3in1 Glue
Glue Stick or any glue you would like to use to attach paper to chipboard

This class is limited to 12 people.

Call For Keeps Sake to reserve space in this class:  314-487-8131

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dear Blog:

Oh how I have neglected you!  I didn't mean to, I swear it's all Pinterest's fault!  I spend waaaaaaaay to much time on Pinterest but it's very educational.  I learn so about cleaning, cooking and crafting, if only I got busy doing some of those things, right? 

Today I have a layout to share . . . new My Little Yellow Bicycle.

We took a beautiful fall hike @ Rockwoods Reservation last week!  The colors were spectacular in the woods!  So glad we made time for this!

Monday, September 17, 2012

October Classes

Preserving the Past
Wednesday, October 10 @ 6pm

Each month we create a 2 page Heritage style layout perfect for your family photos. This month's layout features papers from Amy Tangerine and Authentique.
In addition to your basic supplies please bring pop dots, and Pumice Distress Ink or similar color (Adirondack Mushroom).  This class fills quickly so call and save your spot in this month's class.  314-487-8131

It's that time again!  Fright Fest is a For Keeps Sake tradition and this year Nancy will join us for a weekend of spooky fun!  My Fright Fest project is:

Boo Banner
Saturday, October 13 @ 10am

Join me  to create this adorable wall hanging for Halloween.
Please bring your basics plus:
Ranger Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter
Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium
Tidy Tray for Embossing Powder
Black Ink
Ranger Emboss It Dabber
Black Embossing Powder
Black Foam Tape
Corner Rounder

Monday, August 06, 2012

New Class for September . . .

A Perfect Day Mini-book

Saturday, September 15 @ 10:30-1:30

This little book starts out as an ordinary file folder and winds up to be a great mini book project.  It's perfect for a trip or a journal.  We will be using cheerful papers from Simple Stories to decorate the pages. 

Call For Keeps Sake to save you space in this class 314-487-8131

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Preserving the Past

My August class is sold out {thanks ladies} . . . so I wanted share September's class!

Sign up for this class by calling For Keeps Sake Scrapbook Store @ 314-487-8131.

Wednesday, September  12 @ 6:00pm.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thank you!

A big THANKS to all that attended my class today! It was a perfect day to stay in and make something fun!  

My class next week:

Preserving the Past for August
Wednesday, August 8 @ 6pm

Call For Keeps Sake to make your reservation  314-487-8131

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CYI Photo sharing . . .

Last night was CYI (Create Your Imagination) @ For Keeps Sake!  This month's one-on-one trade was an altoid tin inspired by Mary June's creation from last month.    Here is mine:

front cover

I didn't get to attend last night so I don't know who got my trade but I hope they like it!  Next month we are trading Domino Mini Books.  Get all the details here! 

Remember anyone can attend CYI and it's FREE.  You don't have to participate in the trades to have a great time sharing ideas, creations and projects! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Join me to create a one of a kind chipboard mini.  This project measures 5 1/2x 8 1/2 and is loaded with Bo Bunny Weekend Market.  Limited spaces available for this class.   Call For Keeps Sake to save your spot!  314-487-8131

Bring your basics plus:

Foam Squares or Foam Tape
Tim Holtz Distress STAIN Black and Vintage Photo
Ranger Archival Coffee Ink

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My class tonight!

Preserving the Past for June
Wednesday, June 13 @ 6pm

Please bring black ink, Tim Holtz Distress Stain Vintage Photo, cropidile and your basic supplies!

I have one extra kit if you want to play with us tonight!  Call 314-487-8131 to reserve!

Friday, June 08, 2012

Photo for TODAY

Like Nancy W.  I have fallen in love with the new Heidi Swapp collection!  Here is my layout created for the title page of my COLORADO vacation album!

Run over to FKS and get your file folders while they last! 

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Fab Scraps Contest

Hi everyone . . . I haven't entered a contest in quite awhile but had just the right projects for one on facebook.  Help me win by "liking" the projects on facebook!

Home is . . . Shabby door album

There are 2 other projects to "like" if you do!  Thanks in advance!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Photo of the Day . . .

Memorial Day 2012

View this evening in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery . . .

So proud to be a 
most of all 
the Mother 
of a someone that has served our country!

Thank you!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Class for June

Preserving the Past for June

Wednesday, June 13 @ 6pm

This month's 2 page Heritage Layout is perfect for Father's Day!   Space is limited, Call For Keeps Sake to reserve your seat for this one . . .

Supplies:  Basics plus, Cropidile, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Stain, Black Soot Distress Ink. 

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Today's photos and my class this week:

Wednesday. May 9 @ 6PM, I have 1 or 2 spots left in this class.  Call For Keeps Sake to make your reservation for Preserving the Past.

Sample for the store:
Neopolitan from American Crafts

 Dino Mite from Bazzill Basics: