Tuesday, May 02, 2006

One of the fun aspects of owning a business like Scrapbook Generation is that you never know who is going to walk in the front door. The first day we were open, one of my former students (actually, she was one of my newspaper editors) walked through the door, and literally did a double take when she saw me.

Saturday, there were quite a few people in the store, and while Stacey was running the register, I was helping, off and on, a young couple. Later when the wife was checking out, the husband was standing in the front of the store, looking at one of the scrapbook pages I had made. The page has a large photo of a church singing group, Sweet Spirit, that Stacey was in during junior high. The eight girls all had on matching outfits, and yes, it was during the era of big hair. When the husband said "Why, that's Jeanne, that's my sister," both Stacey and I looked up, and then we all started to laugh, because we knew each other...about 18 years ago! It was Adam Bryan, who lived in Mansfield with his family during his early childhood. He hadn't recognized us, and we hadn't recognized him. We had a good visit after that, and had a good laugh over what a funny situation led us to discovering our "identities."

May Schedule at Scrapbook Generation:
-- Wednesday, May 3, 1-5 p.m. -- Weekday Getaway crop
-- Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, all day -- National Scrapbook Day sale and drawing for $100 shopping spree and Midnight Madness crops for four
-- Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. -- National Scrapbook Day luau theme crop (sold out)
-- Monday, May 8, 10 a.m. -- three new "Sweet and Simple" page kits go on sale
-- Wednesday, May 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Ladies Who Lunch crop
-- Thursday, May 11, 2 p.m. -- Anna Griffin Diamond Decor class (only one spot left)
-- Friday, May 12, 5 p.m. - midnight -- Midnight Madness crop
-- Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- No Frills crop
-- Monday, May 15 -- Design Team entries due
-- Tuesday, May 16, 6 p.m. -- CD Folding Photo Frame class
-- Wednesday, May 17, 1-5 p.m. -- Red and Purple crop
-- Friday, May 19 -- Greene County Relay For Life
-- Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Scrap and Sandwich crop
-- Monday, May 22 -- three new "Style to Go" page kits go on sale
-- Tuesday, May 23 -- May contest entries due
-- Wednesday, May 24, 1-5 p.m. -- Mom's Afternoon crop
-- Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m. -- CD Folding Photo Frame class
-- Friday, May 26, 5 p.m. - midnight -- Free VIP Crop
-- Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Free VIP Crop
-- Tuesday, May 30, 6 p.m. -- Love in Bloom card class

Today's excitement at Scrapbook Generation:
New arrivals...
-- Queen and Company: bon bon brads, hook-ups, chic charms, and bling rings, all in several color and theme combinations (and packaged in cute little compacts!);
-- Heidi Swapp: fuzzy rub-ons;
-- Making Memories: 1-inch tall gameboard (chipboard) letters in valentine, sky, meadow, red wagon, and spotlight colors.