Friday, February 26, 2010

An opportunity to give

My friend Jesssica has such a wonderful heart, I recently got an email from her about a program she is involved in. I wanted to share it with you...

When I worked at Scrapbook Lane a few years ago, one of the things i had the opportunity to do was volunteer hours at Leeza'a Place in Joliet. Leeza's Place is in a few words, a "safe setting for all families who are dealing with loved ones diagnosed with a memory disorder."

One of the things that they do is teach families to scrapbook memories before they are gone. Unfortunately, due to current economic conditions, they do not have a budget to replenish their scrapbook supplies.

That is where you come in. I spoke with one of the gals at Leeza's place this morning about doing a scrapbook supply drive for them and she was thrilled! Do you have more paper than you will ever use? Have you purchased doubles of something? Has your style changed and you often hear yourself saying, "What was I thinking?" Have you ever purchased a set of stickers for one sticker and have no idea what you are going to do with the rest of the sheet? If so, now is your chance to clean out your stash. Over the next couple of weeks, take a few minutes to go through your stash and see if you have any scrapbooking supplies that you would be willing to donate.

Some ideas include:
Patterned Paper

*These items are in greatest need.

Those that would like to help Leeza's place out can contact me. If you would like to help and are going to the crop you can bring things then as Jessica will be at the crop!l

Oh my jelly beans!

Paula and I met up at Plano Molding to do some shopping out there and I had to pick up prizes! I was overwhelmed!!!!!!!

I want to thank the people over at Creative Options for their generous donation to the crop on March 20! WOW do we have some fun prizes!! I can't wait to share them with you! See you on the 20th!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More classes TBA

Hi everyone Annette at Scrapbook Junction is putting together a interest list for another round of Cricut 101 and 102 classes, if you were not able to join this round or want a refresher course drop her an email to be notified when the next round starts (those on the list will be contacted before the mass email)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cricut class opening.

There is still an opening in this weekends Cricut class at JoAnn Fabric in Naperville, IL

contact the store for more information.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spring into Crafting!

March 20, 2010 is the date for the "Spring into Crafting" Fiskateer crop!
Join Fiskateers from all over the Illinois and surrounding area as we come together to craft, eat, and just have fun!

  • Date: March 20, 2010
  • Place: Morris Family Center, Morris, IL
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Cost: $20 includes lunch, snacks, goodies!

Lunch will be Italian Beef Sandwiches, salad, chips, drinks, desert

What to bring: Your supplies; photos, paper etc. In addition if you would like to donate a new scrapbook item for a gift basket that will be auctioned off at the Crop for the Lupus Foundation the following week. Also we will once again have the "trash to treasure" table if you have those leftovers and misfits in your stash bring them along, one person's trash is another's treasure

We will have a Fiskars tool table, Cricut machine and cartridges.

We have some amazing sponsors that are sharing their love of crafting, time and products with us as well. Please check them out and send your thanks!

To register, please email me at: for further instructions, please do not contact the Family Center they are not affiliated with this event. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ladies Retreat!

I am super excited to have been asked to be a "break out" session speaker for Peace Community Church's ladies retreat. The church is located in Frankfort, IL. The date is May 22, 2010 from 9am-3pm. I'll post more information when it becomes available.

Cricut 101 postponed due to weather

Due to the weather we have been getting (and are going to be getting this evening) Scrapbook Junction will not be open today and tonight's Cricut 101 class was moved to next week.

The 201 class was moved to the 23rd to accommodate this change as well. Sorry for the inconvenience but we didn't want the class to turn into a slumber party and we not really sure if we would actually be paying attention to the class or the weather more because of the storm coming in.

Friday, February 5, 2010


August 20-21,2010 will be the dates for this years Scrapbook Expo in St. Charles, IL. Once again they have asked me to coordinate the baggage check fundraiser. Again this year we will be collecting supplies for shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! If you have some time free, I will be needing help, contact me for more information.

Cricut classes Filled!

The Cricut 101 and 201 classes are filled at Scrapbook Junction, there is a waiting list and if enough interest another class will be added.