Saturday, May 13, 2006

Monday will be a big day at Scrapbook Generation, because that is when the Design Team entries as due. I can't wait to see them! I know the hard part will be narrowing down the group to a set of finalists, and then choosing the team. We promise to announce our selections as soon as possible. I know how "un-fun" it is to wait for news like that.

On Tuesday, Allison will be teaching a "CD Case Folding Photo Frame" class at 6 p.m., and the class is also offered Thursday, May 25th at 2 p.m. She has really created a great project, using BasicGrey's bright Color Me Silly paper collection, Prima flowers, and other goodies...all for only $5!

Plans for the retreat are going well, and we're starting to get quite a few people signed up. I find myself constantly thinking of neat things we can do to make the weekend special for everyone.

Today's excitement at Scrapbook Generation:
New arrivals...
-- EK Success: the extremely cute new Bookworks collection, featuring bookboard covers and binding coils, a huge assortment of matching stickers, rub-ons, ribbons, flash cards, and more; Paper Shapers in new double punches, fold over punches, and buckle punches; mini Fastenaters;
-- BasicGrey: the long-awaited ribbon sets to match the five new paper collections (prettiest ribbon I've every seen); huge metal bookplates; and the chipboard monograms are back in stock;
-- Making Memories: card and envelope making template kit;
-- Arctic Frog: By the Sea papers in blues and tans, plus matching accents and letter sets;
-- Scrapbooks Etc.: a new baby idea book;
-- Creating Keepsakes: the latest edition of Paper Crafts;
-- Queen and Co.: Sprinkle brads (the cute ones packaged in nail polish bottles; Alpha Betty's (acrylic letters) in compacts;
-- Colorbox: new supply of those great fluid chalk inkpad sets that include a stylus for application;
-- Many vendors: graduation items galore, from rub-ons to paper to stickers to embellishments;
-- Scrapbook Generation: two more Sweet and Simple page kits (one uses BasicGrey paper, and the other uses Doodlebug paper).