Sunday, October 19, 2014

time for Markdown Monday!

Markdown Monday deals are good at
and the Springfield store.

Monday, October 13, 2014

the october issue of create is live!

We hope that you enjoy the October issue of CREATE.

It's free!
It's filled with tons of inspiration...201 pages!
Have fun, and share with your friends.

Click here to read and/or download CREATE. 
Carta Bella is the featured brand this month...beautiful inspiration from their team!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time for Markdown Monday!

Markdown Monday deals are good at
and the Springfield store.

New at the Springfield store

Little One by We R Memory Keepers

Merry & Bright by Pink Paislee

We've sold out twice of these two extra popular dies -- they're back in stock!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New at the Springfield store...

It Factor by We R Memory Keepers
September Skies by Heidi Swapp
New embossing folders and dies

Thursday, October 09, 2014

New Christmas collections...

Echo Park Christmas Cheer; Pebbles Home for Christmas; American Crafts Be Merry

New embossing folders and dies

Monday, October 06, 2014

Store sketch days announcements

For October only, we won't be hosting the Sketch Day One and Sketch Day Two sessions at the Springfield store.

Allison and I are working non-stop to finish the two Christmas sketch books and get them to the printer on time. I'm afraid if we stop and do anything else, we won't make our deadline!

Later in the month, we'll show all the components of the Super Sketch Club (Super-Saver, Sketch Day One and Sketch Day Two). They will be available for individual purchase, and club members will be able to see the contents of the October kit, just like always.

create team to be announced soon

We were overwhelmed with the number of applications for the CREATE team for 2015. 
Over 300 scrapbookers applied, including people here in the USA, and internationals.

Although it's a huge job, I have truly enjoyed reading the applications, and looking at all the beautiful projects that were sent as part of the process.

I absolutely hate having to disappoint anyone.
But although we're going to have a large team, I can't pick all 300ish of you!

I will make the final decisions and announce the new CREATE team the week of October 27.

Changing the Subject:
• I'm totally excited about CREATE for 2015.
• So many ideas swirling in my mind on how to tweak the magazine just a bit 
to improve it for our readers.
• So much talent out there just waiting to be featured.
• 2015 is going to be a fabulous year!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

It was a very happy birthday!

Thanks so much for the fabulous birthday celebration at the Springfield store this weekend! SG owners Karin Rush and Debbie Sanders have been doing this for 10 years!
Yummy birthday cookies sent by one of our long-distance customers.

The snack buffet...and cupcakes!

Beautiful flowers from one of our international customers!

Prima educator Ken Oliver teaches a patina technique on Friday evening.

Lots of special sales going on during the Saturday celebration.

Ken Oliver taught free mini-classes all day long on Saturday.

Stacey Atchley, store manager, chats with Ken Oliver. Stacey manages the online inventory and website, responds to customer emails, and takes care of all things technical.

SG owner Karin Rush and all-round fantastic employee Lindsey Amschler. Lindsey designs clubs, teaches classes, and makes beautiful projects for CREATE magazine.

SG's "creative genius" Allison Davis and sons Drew and Jackson. Allison's work with Creating Keepsakes magazine years ago brought her national attention, which in turn helped Scrapbook Generation grow from a local store to an online business with international impact. Her layout sketches are used by people worldwide. 

We are so thankful to our local customers/friends (and some not-so-local) who were at the store Saturday to share the day with us. It was a special time! We gave out lots of free kits, had over 60 people in the "super-saver" sessions, made lots of cards, and ate a few cupcakes! So many of you shared good wishes with us for many more successful years as a local store, and all those comments were appreciated.

As we have mentioned before, there is an independent message board that is extremely supportive of Scrapbook Generation. Because these ladies couldn't attend the local celebration, many sent cards, and even cookies and flowers. While we were having fun with our local crowd, the message board gals were sharing in the excitement...from around the globe! There were SO many nice comments. The one below was especially touching.

Written by one of our long-distance customers 
 (who was actually able to visit in person earlier in the year.)

"Thank you ladies for all you do...

For being an example of getting it right in this industry...

For the endless inspiration and fabulous creativity...

For providing awesome customer service...

For being innovative (Bank It is pure genius!)...

For being my virtual LSS...

And for being all around nice people!  

It's a joy to support your business because you are all so nice!

Yay Scrapbook Generation!!!  Congrats on 10 years....and many more....."