Classes & more . . .

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh my Gosh and Golly!!

Just found out about this place called Jilly's Cupcake Bar!

It's not to far from where I live and I think it is definitely my list for this weekend!! While you are at the website Check out the Cupcake Movie
Amazing . . . guess I'd better stop salivating and get busy! Just thought I would share!!

This week at FKS!!

This Week @ For Keeps Sake

We're so proud! For Keeps Sake Scrapbook was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Lifestyle Magazine this weekend. Thank you to all our customers who make For Keeps Sake #1 in St. Louis!

Another fascinating week of activities @ For Keeps Sake Scrapbook:

Monday, Jan 28: 6:30 pm: Club Libby Lu with Michelle: Create a 2 page 12x12 layout featuring this popular character! $15 BYO Basic Supplies.

Tuesday, Jan 29: 6:30 pm: Technique Tuesday with Nancy. Using Technique Tuesday stamp sets, you'll make a 2 page 12x12 layout "Family Portrait" using gorgeous K&Company papers. In addition to Basic Supplies, please bring a corner rounder, Gold Leaf Pen (we recommend Krylon) and gold or clear Stickles. These products will be available for purchase with your class discount. And don't forget, all who attend this class will get:

  • 20% discount on all Technique Tuesday product
  • attend 3 consecutive classes and get a free Technique Tuesday idea book plus a Technique Tuesday collectors' stamp set.

Wednesday, Jan 30: 4 pm to 6 pm: Join Michelle for Happy Hour at Creative Cafe and create something wonderful. What a great way to unwind after work!

Wednesday, Jan 30: 6:30 pm: Christmas 12x12 layout with Sue!

Thursday, Jan 31: 10 am or 6 pm: SDU with Missy

Friday, Feb 1: Michelle's extremely popular Crop 'n' Go kits available today starting at 10 am!

Friday, Feb 1: 1:30 pm or 6:30 pm: Gloria's Valentine Cards!

Friday, Feb 1: 4 pm to 6 pm: Happy Hour at the Creative Cafe bar. Join us for a quick make-and-take that's so cute! Just a few minutes is all it takes!

Saturday, Feb 2: 10:30 am: Technique Recipes with Nancy. Create your own recipe book full or various techniques. This is the first in a series. No kits please as you'll be creating recipe pages with hands-on technique experience. BYO basic supplies.

Saturday, Feb 2: 2 pm: Tammy Tutterow's gorgeous Heart! You'll want one to hang on your door during the season of L-O-V-E!

Did you know . . .

  • Each time you take a class at For Keeps Sake you earn your way towards a FREE class?
  • You get a 15% discount on any product you purchase day of class?
  • Call For Keeps Sake (314) 487-8131 and ask us how!

Are you missing out on one of the very best happenings the St. Louis area has ever offered? Don't be left out! Call For Keeps Sake today and join Scrap St. Louis where you'll have an opportunity to take classes for 2 days from 6 of the world's best instructors! Visit our blog for details. There are still a few spaces available!

Scrap St. Louis: June 5 - 7, 2008

and just a gentle reminder to those of you attending our March weekend retreat: Final payment is due now please. Cash or check only for final payment on this function.

All this and more happening only @

For Keeps Sake Scrapbook

4530 Lemay Ferry Road - St. Louis, MO 63129

where something new happens everyday!

Just 12 minutes from I-270 & Manchester Road


Less than a 1/2 mile from I-270 & Lemay Ferry Road


Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
My Class this week . . . alright it's full, can't take anymore students but I just wanted everyone to know I wasn't slacking on classes!

I must get this book!!

I found this over at Heart in Hand Scraps site . . . one of the HHS instructors artist Catherine Matthews Scanlon has a new book and it is gorgeous! Art from the Heart, gotta get it!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Something to share . . .

This is from one of my groups, thanks to Ann Clingenpeel

for posting this again . . .

When things in your life seem almost too much to
handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class

and had some items in front of him. When the
class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very
large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded
to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles

and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas

between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of

sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee

from under the table and poured the entire
contents into the jar, effectively filling the
Empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
"I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things -

God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions --
things that if everything else was lost and only they remained,
your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that

matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --the small stuff.

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued,
"there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,

you will never have room for the things that are important to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups.
Play another 18.

There will always be time to clean the

house and fix the disposal.

"Take care of the golf balls first --the things

that really matter. Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and
inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.
"I'm glad you asked".

It just goes to show you that no matter how full
your life may seem, there's always room for a
couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Class "Treasured Heirlooms"

Treasured Heirlooms
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
Treasured Heirlooms
with SUE
This is a special project
using gorgeous
“Ancestry” papers from k&co!
You will get
to play with
mica and inks!! The two
panels can be used separately
or hang together!

For this class you will need . . .
your basic supplies PLUS you will
need two photos approximately
3 1/2x 4 ½, your Cropidile,
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Project . . .

This is my project from a workshop I'm doing at Big Picture
It's a Japanese Book binding technique and I love how it turned out!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Small Canvas Project

Just thought I would share this little canvas I made from leftovers . . . Sweet

A fun blog I found this a.m.

Found this beautiful blog this morning while grazing the internet, it's called Catiean & Co and it has a lot of cool sites to check out too!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008


SCRAP ST Louis UPDATE from the For Keeps Sake BLOG As promised, we keep adding exciting opportunities to Scrap St. Louis (June 5-7, 2008). Some of you have indicated you'd love to see the projects you'll be creating. We can't show you yet because:

they're still in the works!

When we signed up our guest instructors (Lance Anderson - Rusty Pickle; Heidi Grace - Fiskars, Heidi Grace Designs; Tracey Niehues - K&Company; Danelle Johnson - Creative Imaginations; Joey Otlo - Bazzill; Missy Jaycox - 7 Gypsies), they promised to use the very newest product from the companies they represent and to do something that was a project - no pages. We want you to walk away with something absolutely amazing from each class - a WOW project.

With that in mind, all the companies represented above are coming out with their newest products in February 2008 - so everything is still a BIG SECRET and UNDER WRAPS. Once the buyers' shows are complete, they'll work on their projects and we'll be happy to give you sneak peeks.

In the meantime, what we can disclose is that Pink Paisley (a brand new paper company) has signed on with Scrap St. Louis. What does this mean for you?

  • in between classes
  • at lunch break
  • during your day time break

you may complete a make-and-take with the companies represented in the break room. In addition to locally owned stores like Ink Spot, Making Memories, Rock Paper Scissors and Scrapbook Factory, they'll be representatives from scrapbook manufacturers helping you to create make-and-takes with their latest products.

One more thing you've begged for . . .

you may now make payments for Scrap St. Louis.

Should you choose to make payments, your payments must be made by phone or in person @ For Keeps Sake Scrapbook (314) 487-8131. Minimum payment is $50 per person and may be made by cash, check or on your major credit card. Incremental payments may not be made on-line.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My class next week!!

"Smitten" Cover
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
My class next week!! "Smitten"

Jan 16th

Smitten with YOU . . .
Valentine Slide Mailer Project

If you would like to make a special Valentine for your sweetie or just a fun tabletop display for a special photo this project is just what you need!! We will use gorgeous Kand Co papers and an ordinary slide mailer to create a special project for the season of LOVE!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Scrap Saint Louis!!

Scrap St. Louis - June 5 - 7, 2008

We are very excited to announce our 1st annual Scrap St. Louis. This event is hosted by For Keeps Sake Scrapbook with classes by nationally known designers.

Our 2008 event will take place at the Holiday Inn South County Center, just minutes from our (soon to be) 6500 square foot superstore!

This event will begin with a Welcome to St. Louis kick-off Thursday evening (June 5) and continue through Saturday night with our "Farewell Event".

The event fee is $385 per person which includes:

  • Meals: Thursday evening dinner; Friday & Saturday breakfast buffet; Friday & Saturday lunch; Saturday dinner.
  • All 6 workshops by well-known designers (one by each artist)
  • All activities during the event - and we have surprises in store for you!
  • Prizes & giveaways!
  • All classes include materials used in class. Just BYO basic supplies (and we'll give you a list once you register).
  • Each attendee gets the same fabulous experience!
  • No homework!
  • Finish your projects in class!
  • Stress free and fun, fun, fun!

Not included in event: Hotel room rates, hotel taxes and baggage handling.

Here's our line-up of instructors:

WOW! What a line-up! If you're a "local", you won't have to spend the night at the Holiday Inn South County Center. But for those of you "out of towners" or . . . if you just need a girls getaway, we have special rates arranged at the Holiday Inn South County Center just for this event.

We have room for just 300 people at this event. We will begin taking reservations on January 2, 2008. You may register by phone with a major credit card or in person with a check or credit card or on-line via our blog.

11/20/07: We keep adding to our already fabulous line-up:

  • Dude Designs will participate in Scrap St. Louis with make-and-takes you may complete during your "break".
  • Tammy Tutterow is up to something wonderful @ Scrap St. Louis!
  • Kara Ward from K&Company will be doing make-and-takes at Scrap St. Louis during your "break".


Local independently owned stores will be joining us periodically throughout Scrap St. Louis so that you may take a look at their creativity and join them for complimentary make-and-takes. Those stores are:

The Ink Spot

Making Memories

Rock Paper Scissors

Scrapbook Factory


Scrap St. Louis will not be held responsible for hotel or travel cancellations.

We will accept payment by:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

All Scrap St. Louis fees are non-refundable. Name changes will be allowed. Should you wish to insure your travel monies, please contact Travel Guard @ 1.800.826.4919 (U.S.) Toll Free or on-line @ for a free quote.

Check the For Keeps Sake blog for more information added periodically.

We're excited to be bringing an event like this to the Midwest.
Hope to see you at Scrap St. Louis - June 5-7, 2008!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tag Workshop

Tag Workshop
Originally uploaded by suezlou2003
This is a project I've been working on for one of my groups. It's a tag booklet and it was created in steps using various techniques!