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@ Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Workshops.

Here's a few pics:






and from NYC: Tinsel Trading!









Here's the ladies of Stoneledge with all their wonderful goodness:





I'm so excited and I just can't hide it . . .

I'm off to the gorgeous Chase Park Plaza Hotel today to help with Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Workshops.

For Keeps Sake was the only local stored asked to participate in this event.  To say we're honored is putting it mildly. Our fabulous customer service was the reason we were chosen so ME asked if we would "supply" all the volunteers for this event.  Of course we said *of course*.


Can't wait to take some photos and share our experiences this weekend! 

Inspired by Vicki Ash . . .

Vicki teaches classes at For Keeps Sake Scrapbook.  To say I love her style is putting it mildly.  I'm inspired by her work and really try to take each one of her classes.

Collage, vintage, perfectly finished projects is what she's all about.  Her tag classes (one each month) are unique and filled with finishing techniques - and yes, both front and back!  She's detailed and all about the pop, pizazz and sparkle.

Here's two of the three tags we made last night.  Too bad I'm not a better photog.  The finishes on these are amazing.  We used Distress Inks, Rock Candy paint, Crackle and more.  In addition that cute stamped bottle is a stamp from Crafty Secrets along with all those adorable images - and all from For Keeps Sake Scrapbook. 

Take a look:

VA 1


VA 2

Take Vicki's next tag class with me.


For Keeps Sake

(314) 487-8131

to sign up.

Discover St. Louis Day with Wendy . . .

Wendy (of Studio 490 fame) Vecchi, designer extraordinaire and more importantly our pal came to St. Louis a day earlier than her scheduled classes so we could run around and shop and explore St. Louis.

Wendy has been to For Keeps Sake several times to teach classes.  Problem is, every time she comes into town we immediately put her to work teaching.  This trip we promised her an antique shopping trip around St. Louis.

We took Wendy to:

Such a fun relaxing day!


It's Only A Paper Moon . . .

on top of a Maya Road super-sized bottle cap . . .

with a bit of Graphic 45 . . .

Tim Holtz Idea-ology + Ranger

Paper Moon 1

Here's what I used (all supplies available at For Keeps Sake Scrapbook):

  • Maya Road bottle cap
  • Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman Timely Point of View (clock background)
  • Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi Medium (glue for clock face)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Spinners and Gears
  • Ranger Crackle Accents (on top of clock face)
  • Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps (girl on moon, wish, expect miracles and ticket)
  • Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint (on top of girl on moon)
  • Distress Ink: Wild Honey
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pins
  • Misc ribbon and lace
  • Crop-a-dile (for punching holes through bottlecap)

Paper Moon 2


Paper Moon 3


We have a house guest . . .

Dogs 1

He's helping Uncle Buck watch for squirrels and rabbits.

Dogs 2

Bill's cutting the grass today and before he did I had to take a

photo of this blanket of cherry blossoms.




Dogs 3

Bill got the idea to pose Tank in the cherry blossoms.

We soon found out

Dogs 4

that you can't pose a St. Bernard pup

when he doesn't know what *sit* and *stay* means.

Dogs 5

He's just way too busy sniffing for that elusive whiskey keg

that should be hanging from his collar.

Dogs 6



Just in time for Mother's Day . . .

Thursday, May 6: 6:30 pm: Jewelry Class

Jewelry 1

Create your own one-of-a-kind necklace

using Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces.

We were lucky to learn this from Tim


Holiday Hideaway

and have permission to teach this to you.

You'll love how easily this piece comes together!

We'll have everything you need to complete the necklace

and you are welcome to BYO beads, etc if you want something

uniquely you to add to this little beauty.

Jewelry 2

and one more you may want to complete before Mother's Day . . .


We finally received the bingo cards from Melissa Frances so this one is back on the books:

Dom Goddess

Saturday, May 15

10:30 am - all day.

If you were signed up for the original class

you will be soon receiving a phone call from For Keeps Sake

giving you the first opportunity to sign up again.


Call (314) 487-8131 to sign up for either or both classes.

Been working on . . .

this mini-Easter book filled with minis. I don't put all my photos on my 12x12 pages.  That means I have tons of photos left that didn't get into my big albums.  But just can't throw those away.  They're stored away in a multitude of photo boxes - doing nothing. 

Decided that I would take these photos (one pack at a time) and create stuffed mini-books.  So all the Easter photos I have gathered from Beau over the years have now been incorporated into a 5" x 7" mini.  Done.  Here's a few pages with lots of mini-books incorporated into this one mini!

Easter 1

Easter 2

Easter 3

Easter 4

Easter 5

Easter 6

Easter 7

Easter 8

Easter 9

Easter 10

Easter 11