Name for My Scrapbook Company ~ Need Ur Help :)

I have the absolutely BEST blog readers in the world, so I thought I would ask for your help. If you’re a regular, you know that I’m a consultant for Memory Works scrapbooking. I just started doing it in early 2007 and have had a lot of fun. However, like any company, they just don’t carry every single item that I’d like to sell or that my customers ask for. Therefore, I’m going to start a little side business to supplement my Memory Works business so I can carry things like Bazzill cardstock, Stickles, Word Name Books, etc. To purchase these items wholesale, my state requires me to apply for a seller’s permit. So I’m filling out the form and one of the boxes asks for my business name. (Smack to head)…DUH! Yeah, I need a business name so I can also apply for a DBA.

Will you please help me think of a cool name? You could win a RAK, so come on! Purdy please (said in my most endearing whiny voice).

The name I had always thought I would use someday is Calla Memories. I came up with that because the calla lily has always been my favorite flower. I had them in my wedding because they look so classic and beautiful. But one reason I don’t like it is because abbreviated it’s CM…yep, just like Creative Memories. Also, I don’t know if it’s “scrapbook-y” enough. Will it communicate what I do or what type of products I carry? Say I eventually want to turn this into an online store – is that a name that can carry me through? I also need a name that I can translate into a website/blog and a yahoo e-mail address, so I don’t want it to be too long.

Okay, is that TMI ?? But, seriously, will you please help me think of another name? I want to apply for my seller’s permit ASAP, so whoever leaves a name suggestion or just any type of idea on this post BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 (midnight PST) is eligible for a RAK, which is a free scrapbook-related gift I will send you. {ETA 1/1/08: The RAK winner will be decided by random draw}. Make sure I have some way to contact you, whether a blog link or leaving your e-mail address if your siggie doesn’t link to you somehow.

Remember, by this FRIDAY!! Thanks a bunch :) :)

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26 Comments on Name for My Scrapbook Company ~ Need Ur Help :)

  1. Sarah
    December 31, 2007 at 4:45 pm (7 years ago)

    What about your blog name… Scrapbook Obsession? =) OR, you blog as “american mom” so how about American Memories? Or is that too “american”? I’m sure some others out there will have lots of ideas too!

  2. Cheeky
    December 31, 2007 at 4:48 pm (7 years ago)

    Ohhhhh I have to think – I have to think….. Scrapper’s Whimsy or Whimsical Scraps or ummm Oh I will come up with more ideas…..these are just off the top…..

  3. Dana
    December 31, 2007 at 5:56 pm (7 years ago)

    I agree, what’s wrong with Scrapbook Obsession? I can understand why you would hesitate but Calla Memories is really pretty though! And would it really be abbreviated anyway?

  4. iamderby
    December 31, 2007 at 7:43 pm (7 years ago)

    Scraptastic Finds or Scrap it All but really I kinda like Scrapbook Obsession.

  5. Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen
    December 31, 2007 at 7:46 pm (7 years ago)

    I love Callas too! I think by using Calla, it would add a uniqueness to your store that people will remember. How about Scrappin Calla, Calla Scraps, Calla Lilly Scrapping, Calla Crafts, Scrapbooking Calla.

  6. Cathy
    December 31, 2007 at 9:37 pm (7 years ago)

    Good luck in your new adventure!
    Calla’s Memory Shop
    One Stop Crafty Store
    You need it! We have it!
    Can’t wait to hear what you decide to call your new place!
    Thanks for a chance.

  7. Linda SS
    December 31, 2007 at 9:43 pm (7 years ago)

    The Calla Lily is such a beautiful name that a take-off on something from that would be my choice. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2008.

  8. Erica Hettwer
    January 1, 2008 at 12:42 am (7 years ago)

    Um, how about something to do with you carrying all the extras that Memory Works doesn’t have. Like Kitchen Sink Scrappin’. Or, to bring in your MB name, Scrapbook Obsessions, to also reference the “coolness” factor of the items you carry.

    Good luck!!!


  9. Kelly W
    January 1, 2008 at 1:54 am (7 years ago)

    Hmm… how about
    Scrapstampin Calla’s
    Calla Lilly Designs
    Capturing Calla’s
    C.L. Designs
    Moments In Time

    Good luck to you!
    Kelly ( )

  10. Elaine
    January 1, 2008 at 2:16 am (7 years ago)

    I think (The?)Calla Cottage is cute, and if you had a ‘theme’, of course it would be elegant yet cozy – like the name implies! Maybe even a line of beautiful stamps some day with Callas!! That would be nice these days – something that the others are not doing!

    Elaine :)

  11. Claudia F.
    January 1, 2008 at 8:51 am (7 years ago)

    How about “Calla Lily Memories” ? CLM would work instead of the CM

  12. qoedvc98
    January 1, 2008 at 9:08 am (7 years ago)

    I like the Calla Lily theme too – would be something easy to remember and would appear to give a touch of elegance.

    Some ideas:
    Calla Lily Memories
    Memories by Calla
    Calla Lily Scraps
    Calla Scraps
    Scraps by Calla
    Calla Memory Keepsakes (I know – it’s too close to CK in a way) ;(
    Keepsakes by Calla

  13. Lisa
    January 1, 2008 at 9:29 am (7 years ago)

    I personally love Scrapbook Obsession – what scrapper wouldn’t want to go there, with someone they can relate to?! Maybe Scrappin’ Calla. Good luck!

  14. americanmom
    January 1, 2008 at 2:13 pm (7 years ago)

    You ladies rock! Keep them coming!!
    I edited the post to clarify that the winner of the RAK will be randomly chosen, and NOT based on me choosing to use the name or anything. So everyone has an equal chance to win :) Thanks everyone.

  15. Samantha
    January 1, 2008 at 7:51 pm (7 years ago)

    I don’t have a suggestion (I’m fresh out!), but I do want to wish you good luck!!

  16. bluemoon
    January 1, 2008 at 11:36 pm (7 years ago)

    OK seems like your new business is really all the different embellishments you’d like to add to your first business. how about?
    I would think of something that does not encompass your 1st business, by name or products, to make them as separate as possible. Also think of a signage to go with the name you choose. Lots of links as possibilities. Good Luck!

    – Memories Plus
    – Memories & More
    – Great Additions (embellies,pets, friends & family are great additions)
    – Bellies Up or Bellies Plus (meaning embellishments of course)
    (I kind of like this one above wink wink)
    – The Cherished Calla
    – Memories be Mine
    – Calla Lily Lane (you could show a countryside lane with callalillies
    – Calla Lily Pretties

    p.s. I cannot read anything on right hand side, as the whole bar is covering where I am typing..pls. excuse typos. This was fun, :)

  17. Annelies
    January 2, 2008 at 5:18 am (7 years ago)

    I would definitely use the word ‘scrap’ in the name. That way it’s immediately clear what it’s about and it’s easier to find your website through search engines etc.
    I also like the idea of using ‘calla lily’ which makes the name very personal and original.
    So I would come to “Calla’s scrapbookingshop” or so. But I’ve read some other nice suggestions also. Not an easy decission. Good luck with it!

  18. cheryl
    January 2, 2008 at 6:11 am (7 years ago)

    wow, so many great suggesstions!!
    mine would be “Blooming Calla’s”

  19. Mary
    January 2, 2008 at 1:03 pm (7 years ago)

    How about “Tomorrow’s Treasures”

  20. Joyce
    January 2, 2008 at 10:46 pm (7 years ago)

    Endearing moments/memories
    Just plain Calla Lilies or Calla Lilies by the dozen (using the word dozen because you’ll have to buy in quatities of that or more), and then underneath you could add “a scrapping expreince”
    SO, Calla Lilies by the dozen
    {a scrapping exprience}

    Royce/CKMB or at All moments remebered MB

  21. Kimberly
    January 3, 2008 at 11:08 am (7 years ago)

    How about Calla Lillis from The Heart

  22. Kristy
    January 5, 2008 at 8:53 am (7 years ago)

    I know I am late for the deadline, but how about A scrapper’s Delight?

    Kristy (ckmb Kbird77)

  23. jen Whit
    December 8, 2009 at 7:29 am (5 years ago)

    How about Oh Scrap!

    • kendall
      March 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm (4 years ago)

      I like Oh! Scrap! :)


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