Monday, May 31, 2010

DISNEY Garland

"DISNEY" Garland
with Erin Ridley

 Cost:  $20.00

To reserve a spot, please email

In this class you will learn how to create a Disney garland.  However, I must warn you... garlands are extremely addicting!  Garlands are a fun, creative way to display photos or create a theme.  They are a nice way to add a little decoration to any mantle, counter, desk, etc.  Know someone that is a Disney fan?  This garland would make a great gift!

The kit has everything you need to create this project.  The finished project measures 5" high, 40" wide. When folded up, the garland measures 5" x 5".  If you want to make a garland, but don't want to take any time away from your cropping weekend, the kit does come with complete directions as well as pictures, so you can easily make this in your own.

Adhesive, scissors.

You can sign up for the class once you get to the crop, or to reserve your spot, just email me at

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Laugh Often" Layout Class

“Laugh Often” Layout Class
With Robin Redd

Complete 4 beautiful, versatile, 12" x 12" layouts. We will be using Close To My Heart's hottest, new line, Top Stitch along with tons of embellishments, lots of layers, and a couple of new techniques. Most of everything will be cut to size, ready to assemble.

These layouts are so adorable with lots and lots of details on each of the pages. You will feel so proud of yourself completing 4, very special, layouts, ready for you to add your photos.

If you are unable to attend the class, you may purchase a class kit to complete at your convenience. Each kit comes with photos and clear, written instructions.

Layouts 1 & 2 hold 1-4x6, 2-3x3 photos
Layouts 3 & 4 hold 1-7x5, 4-4x3, 1-3x3 photos

Bring your paper trimmer, scissors, liquid and dry adhesive.

Optional, bring: brown ink for distressing/inking edges, 1/8" hole punch

Cost: $20

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Got Gold? Get Cash

I will pay cash for real gold, silver and platinum ONLY. We cannot accept costume jewelry or gold-plated items. Here are samples of some of the items we accept:
• Real gold, silver and platinum
• Earrings (including single earrings, sets and damaged)
• Necklaces (including damaged or tangled)
• Bracelets (including damaged or tangled)
• Rings and/or class rings (including those with missing stones and damaged)
• 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k, 24k gold items
• Gold watches
• Estate jewelry
• Silver serving sets (including incomplete sets)
• Dental gold
• And much more!
I will convert your unwanted Gold jewelry into CASH.

Even if you can not personally make it, please bag up your gold and send it with a friend and in return get cash!

FotosForever - Photo Scanning at Home

We will be available to scan your photos at the desert retreat.

Do you have boxes of old photos/pre-digital that need scanning?

Do other family members and friends want copies of the photos you have?


Have us scan your photos while you are cropping. Don’t worry about getting them totally organized before getting them scanned we can give you tips and ideas.

We have two scanners one that is a multi-feed that can scan 500 photos in 1 hour and a large format scanner that we can scan your 12x12 scrapbook pages . If you scan your photos at home it will take you over 30 hours to scan 500 on your own scanner.

This is a great way to preserve and protect your photos from any type of damage. Once they are digitized you can share easily and make slide shows, memory books, gifts etc.

So while you are getting ready for the weekend, think about what photos you would like to get scanned.

Call us with any questions
Sandy 760-855-5491
Lori 760-845-6469

Saturday, May 22, 2010

3 Scrap Gals

Hello Desert Scrappers

We are so excited for the coming retreat that we are hard at work making sure we have a little something for everyone from beautiful glitter paper, stickers, interesting brads, bags and more.

Not only will you be offered a 10% discount on ANY purchase but visit our booth at the retreat and make a purchase and your name will be put in for a mystery bag drawing. So the more you visit the better your chance is to win.

Also keep an eye out for our website to be completed very soon.

We are looking forward to meeting all of you and can't wait for what promises to be a wonderful weekend.

Until then, Monique, Anita & Priscilla

Dove Chocolate pre-order Special

Not only am I organizing the Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreat but I will be bringing Dove Chocolate Discoveries goodies and samples. YUM!

Retreat Special: I offering a 15% discount on all pre-orders as well as free shipping. This is a HUGE savings!

How to Shop: Go online at Dove Chocolate Discoveries to browse the online catalog. Select your items and email me at or call at 760-791-6304. Do NOT place the order from the website - call or email order only- that way I can calculate the discount properly. Then I will hand deliver our orders at the June Retreat.

Order By: May 27th -HURRY!! - for delivery to June's Retreat!

Final Deal: Sign-up to be a Dove Chocolate Discoveries consultant between now & May 31st and receive an extra Free item from my inventory. You choose the item! No max. value!
** May be combined with any other consultant incentives being offered by Dove including the $79 Special kit.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thirty-One Gifts

Hi Scrappers -
Looking forward to scrapbooking in June. I have some really cute bags, organizers, totes, thermal bags. Check my website out ahead time, if you have any questions let me know. I will have bags at the event to show. See you soon.
Like it - Buy It
Love it - Host a Party
Want it All - Become a Consultant

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Royal Add On at the June 11th Retreat

You're treating yourself to a weekend of scrapbooking...why not add that something extra that will kick your weekend over the top. Do you like being treated like Royalty? Do you like the VIP treatment that makes you feel special and pampered?

Then we have a Royal Add On that will do just that!

For a $25.00 donation your Royal Add On will include:
  • Assigned seating, this is only for those not with another group, we'll keep you seated with the group you've come with, for those alone or not with a group there is no need to rush in and claim your space. We'll have your space reserved for you!
  • Pizza Party Saturday Night, no having to stop and go out to find something to eat!
  • Special Make and Take just for you!
  • Canon photo printers available for your use during the weekend.
  • Additional Fairy Fly By's just for thsoe who have paid for the Royal Add On.
  • A handmade gift.
  • We will make Starbucks run on Friday and Saturday - you buy, we fly!
  • A couple of Scrapbook Royalty Hostesses - to treat you like the Royalty you are!

This is a donation, so all this Royal treatment is even tax deductable, so head on over to the Scrapbook Royalty website at and sign yourself up!

See you soon!

Sheila and Elena

Sunday, May 9, 2010

June 10-13, 2010 Retreat Update

We are about 1 month from the June Retreat. Amazing! At this time I am finalizing room listings (roommates) and payment options. I will be giving the final room listing and count to the hotel this week. Yikes! So this is what I need (if I don't already have it): Room occupancy number, and names of roommates. If you are a consultant or work for a scrapbooking related company I would love to know at this time too. Also the city you live in is very helpful for distance traveled prizes, etc

We are close to a waiting list so please make sure you have told all your friends to register ASAP.
June's Retreat payments options!

I must have payments as soon as possible or late fee may be added as of May 15th.

Your final payment options:

*send a check to:
Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats
c/o: Laura Miller
80765 Diamondback TRL
Indio, CA 92201

*transfer paypal $ via email address

*request a credit card invoice
Thank you for keeping up with your payments! If unsure what your balance is, please feel free to reply to this letter with a balance request or call me at 760-791-6304. Thank you again and I can not wait to meet you all.