Amerikiss exists to bring joy to others through the creation of custom and inspired scrapbook artistry gifts. Whether by doing or making, when you give of yourself or a simple gift you are giving joy and spreading love--so true is the Amerikiss motto--"to simply give is the sweetest gift."
Custom Creations -- You provide the photos and memorabilia, and I'll create for you a masterpiece of YOUR memories. And whether it takes 30 minutes or 3 hours to sort through your photos and memorabilia, a FREE consultation is necessary to ensure the needed details of the memory-filled mementos.
Albums -- Available in four sizes (6X6, 8X8, 8.5X11, 12X12) -- 10 or 20 page album packages that include ALL materials and creation time -- with or without hand crocheted
protective cases. Unused pages may be saved to add at a later date to the same album. Ten page Expansion Packages are also available which may be applied or saved to add
to ANY album.
Shadowboxes -- Available in two sizes (8X8 - up to 1/2" deep, 12x12 - up to 3/4" deep) -- black or white (decorated frame for 8x8 Elegant design) - Simple or Elegant designs
Memorial Display Cases for cremated remains -- Honor your loved one (human or pet) with a final resting space all their own and be reminded not so much that they are gone,
but that they were here and that they lived. Amerikiss Signature Memorial Display Cases not only encase the earthly remains, but full encompass and embody the spirit and
essence of your loved one so that you may remember the fullness of their life instead of the emptiness of their death. The cardboard box with the family member's ashes is
required for creation as it will be wrapped in safe acid free decorative scrapbook paper then permanently adhered to the base of the case to prevent fallover catastrophes. He or
she is, after all, the center piece of this memorial. In addition to the box of cremated remains, at least 5-7 photos are necessary and memorabilia is suggested.
Scrap Canvas Art -- Inspired to use the paper scraps left over from the custom creations which I then use to scrap onto art canvases of various sizes, some are magnets and
others are big enough to peel and stick your own photo. Each are ONE OF A KIND.
Poetry Collage Art -- Created to spread messages of peace and inspiration through artful collage of magazine scraps laid out and read as visual forms of poetry. Current themes
available are "Gratitude", "Lend A Helping Hand" and "Vision" in various sizes. Please inquire.
The Creation of Amerikiss
My name is Rachelle and I am the all and everything Amerikiss. The original collage concept for Amerikiss was revealed in 2002 but the business was not formed until 2007 through which to spread love and kindness with inspiring poetry collage messages on pocket cards, greeting cards, and high quality prints of various sizes -- which are currently being revived. Through those years, countless varying circumstances zigzagged Amerikiss away from paper creations to crocheting at farmers markets and an organizing service, followed by a life-altering diagnosis. It was after that "format and subsequent reboot" of my newly diagnosed bipolar mind the obvious purpose of Amerikiss -- and myself -- that had been there all along.
As the editor and re-creator of my high school newspaper my junior year and the editor of the yearbook my senior year, I gained fundamental skills and technical knowledge for creating the most aesthetically pleasing page designs. Little did I know it would be the foundation for my true calling -- a dream come true mix of designing, crafting, writing and creating -- my own style of scrapbook artistry. There had also been a billboard sign I completely missed...during my farmers markets years, I was asked to teach a scrapbook class for mentally challenged adults even though I had NOTHING directly associated with scrapbooking other than the few poetry collage prints and frames.
Although I had created other albums for myself and close family/friends, it was during the early summer 2013 creation of my English Pointer, Missy's album that the epiphany occurred. She had passed away a earlier that spring from skin cancer. As I completed and added pages to her album, I would slowly journey through our story, each time feeling the love and joy growing. Until finally the energy of my pulsating "soul spot" invoked within a revelation: If makes me feel so AMAZING remembering the life of my angel with a simple and overflowing journey through an album created with my creative gift, then I must share this gift and immense joy with the world.
And so it has been quite a journey...especially getting "discovered" by an ambassador for the Chandler Chamber of Commerce who insisted I attend a morning meeting. It was at the end of this meeting I was presented with the incredible opportunity of creating a final resting space for a woman name Guilia who inspired the Amerikiss Signature Collection of Memorial Display Cases for cremated remains.
To join the Amerikiss journey, please like fb.com/loveamerikiss, follow tweets@loveamerikiss, and visit www.loveamerikiss.com. And always remember, to simply give is the sweetest gift. Amerikiss donates 5% of all sales to the nonprofit Notes for Knights. (www.notesforknights.org)