If you’re looking to indulge in some creative “me time,” For Keeps Sake is the perfect place to escape. You can save your sanity (by getting out of the house sans kids) while saving your memories in the form of a beautiful photo scrapbook.
For Keeps Sake is a scrapbooker’s paradise, located in South County at 4530 Lemay Ferry Road. This locally owned shop offers all the scrapbook supplies you need to start a book of memories—racks full of paper, adhesives of every type, stickers, stamps, inks, markers, brads, ribbons, cutting tools and even albums to put your masterpiece in when you’re done.
They have a “cropping” area with tables available for scrapbooking right in the store. On weekdays a $5 fee lets you crop all day long—and includes the use their tools and die cutters. Members of the Tote Club—a club for frequent shoppers--get to crop for free during the weekdays in March, just bring in your tote as proof of membership.
Once a month you can join your fellow croppers for a special Friday evening crop—great for a girl’s night out or just to get out of the house on your own. Friday crops are $5 and run until 11 p.m. And for all day fun, sign up for a once a month Saturday crop ‘til you drop all day event. This crop runs 12 hours, from 10am to 10 p.m. and costs $20—which not only gives you access to the special tools but provides a light breakfast, snacks and lunch (you’re on your own for dinner). Evening crops have limited space, so you must RSVP. Call the store at 314-487-8131 to see when the next crop event takes place and to reserve your spot.
If you’re new to scrapbooking and don’t know where to start, you can slip out of the house to attend one of their many classes. Call the store to see when they’re having the next beginner’s class, or check out its blog for more information.