Saturday, April 22, 2006

Sometimes around here we just rush from one activity to another! At least my sister Karin thinks that when I schedule her responsibilities for the week.

Thursday, the Springfield Boys and Girls Club bused a group of youngsters to Scrapbook Generation for a lesson in scrapbooking. Karin worked with them for over an hour, helping them make mini-scrapbooks for their families. They used cardstock, fibers, lots of die cuts and stickers, and seemed to have a great time picking out colors and shapes and arranging them on their pages. When they left, they were proudly clutching their creations and excited about showing their parents what they had made.

Friday night, Karin was a "camp counselor" at Camp Scrap at Second Baptist Church in Springfield. The event, held twice a year, was attended by over 150 women. Karin and the other counselors were responsible for making the people at their tables feel welcome, because not all of the croppers were members of the church. I went along with Karin, and we shared our table with a couple of our favorite customers, and three other women we hadn't met before. We all worked on pages, and there were several great make and takes and demos going on during the night. Karin is a member of Second Baptist, but I was pretty much in a state of awe, because my church in Mansfield could probably fit in the lobby of this mega-church!

Today's excitement at Scrapbook Generation:
New arrivals...
-- K & Company: papers and embellishments from the K-ology collection;
-- Buttons Galore: themed button sets, charm sets, and packages of acylic jewels in star, flower, and heart shapes;
-- plus, our button buckets have been refreshed with buttons in flower, star, and heart shapes, and round buttons in semi-transparent colors.