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Magic . . .



Magic Show Poster

The dates of this magic show should have read

Friday October 29 & Saturday October 30


Wendy Vecchi

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created magic in the For Keeps Sake classroom

on those dates.

The projects were above adorable

with every little detail taken into consideration.

In addition, we all enjoyed

seeing Ms Wendy's traveling trunk show

with more of her amazing designs.

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and a good time was had by all.

Organization . . .

Take a look at Wendy McKee's new craft room:


She is so very organized.  What impressed me is that she organizes her embellishments by color.  With the exception of ribbon and paper, my embellishments are organized by type. 

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But I'm thinkin' that maybe organization by color may be the thing to do.  When paper crafting, I usually work in color groupings, i.e., black, cream, deep red for example, and I have to go through each of these drawers (there's many more than pictured above) to find embellishments I want to add to my project.

If I did this like Wendy does:


(photo taken from Wendy's blog)

then all I would have to do is open up the "red" box and voila - embellishments at the ready.

Whatcha think?  How do you organize your embellishments? 

Spotting talent . . .

Did you ever notice how people that are REALLY-OVER-THE-TOP talented are very humble about their art.  I'm not talking about those names we all know and love but rather thinking about those who (IMHO) don't get the recognition they deserve.

There's one gal I'm thinking about today.  Her name is Candy Colwell and she is uber-talented.  She's with Tim this week taking classes.  It's a case of 6 degrees of separation (again).

Renea C (1) has taken some of my classes.  Renea and I (2) knew each other but couldn't figure out from where, until Renea remembered waaaayyyyy back when (I was in my 20's) we had taken tole painting classes together from another customer (3) of For Keeps Sake.

Renea also has taken classes from Candy (4) and brought her work to For Keeps Sake to show us how fabulous Candy's creations ara.

I e-mailed Tim (5) as Candy was taking his classes this week at Kate's (6) store (Absolutely Everything) and wanted to make sure he saw her work.

Visit Candy's blog and you'll see what I mean!

 Creativity Is Contagious

Because I can't count . . .

I have one kit left from last Saturday's Halloween In Wonderland Graphic 45 class.  The kit is for a 6" x 12" book complete with written page-by-page instructions and color photos of each page.


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If interested, please call

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

(314) 487-8131. 

The kit is $45.  Shipping is available at an additional (small) fee.

Simon Says Challenge . . .

is anything but a card. Here's my DT entry:


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I decided to start Christmas gifts. 

Once Halloween gets here,

the Holiday season begins and it's off and running.

This will be given to a friend

so she can place her own Christmas photos inside.

The book is a Maya Road chipboard 6x6

wallpapered with Graphic 45 Christmas collection.

To the cover I added

a large Tim Holtz Fragment protecting another Graphic 45 image,

A Tim Holtz Curio Knob

Idea-ology charms & chain

Wendy Vecchi (Studio 490) stamp

Maya Road + Tim Holtz Trinket Pin

and on the inside

7 Gypsies envelopes cut with a Tim Holtz On-The-Edge die.


Christmas 2 

Join our Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge  and you could win a $25 gift certificate

sponsored by

Simon Says Stamp Superstore


Today, Sunday October 17 . . .

I Want You To Know 2 

"I Want You To Know" 

is a colorful little mini filled with envelopes

ready for you to

tuck special messages

for your kids, grandkids and someone special.

Choose your own papers to personalize this album.

12:30 pm today

Supplies needed:  basics



It's all about the bling . . .

in our November Stamp Club. 

Learn to color ribbons and bows with Copic Markers.


Stamp Club November

2nd Tuesday of the month

7:15 pm-ish


For Keeps Sake Scrapbook.

We want to make it easy for you to



color with Copic Markers


learn techniques.

Join our Stamp Club (membership is $30 for 6 months) or attend just one month (for $6). 

Reservations required

(314) 487-8131