Thursday, August 17, 2006

Several items of note this week at Scrapbook Generation...

Last weekend's garage sale here at SG: I'll have to say I was skeptical of the whole thing, but let myself get talked into trying it...and I'm glad I gave in. The event was a success, and reminded me of an actual garage sale, with crowds rushing in first thing in the morning. The shoppers got great bargains, and the ladies who had "booths" raked in quite a bit of money. We'll definitely have one again in a few months.

Eureka Springs retreat starting November 3: The deadline to sign up has passed, but we're going to keep the registration open for a while anyway. Because the location we have is huge, we aren't dealing with the space restraints we had in Branson, and we have some time before we have to commit to the number of hotel rooms. So if you or anyone you know wants to sign up, you still can. For more information, see the earlier posts on this blog, or call us.

Scrapbook Generation classes: We have some great classes coming up the next few weeks...Jennifer Mattix is teaching a really cute clothespin photo holder class Tuesday the 22nd, Allison Davis is teaching a one-page "fun in the sun" layout with techniques using white pens on Thursday the 24th, Laura Parks is teaching an altered canvas wall art on Tuesday the 29th, and Allison is teaching a blooming "flower pot" card class on Thursday the 31st.

BasicGrey hoopla: Last Friday was so much fun! We had women strolling around the store, waiting for the UPS guy to get here, others calling to see if the shipment had arrived, others calling to have us go ahead and make their purchase by credit card and hold it for them, and still others calling to have us ship their purchases to them. There's nothing like BasicGrey addiction, and we were proud to be the first Springfield store to offer the latest collections! Having the blog makes it easy to keep people informed, and I love being able to do that. But nothing still will ever beat a memory of the winter shipment of BasicGrey, back before the blog, when people didn't know for sure when it would arrive. I'll never forget one of our customers coming up the side steps, seeing the BG paper on the "new wall" and then running and jumping and waving her arms the rest of the way into the store! It's fun to have a job that makes people happy!

Today's excitement at Scrapbook Generation:
New arrivals...
-- Creating Keepsakes and Paper Crafts: 14, yes 14 idea books and magazines, some new, and some re-stocking: Birthday Creations, Card Creations Favorite Occasions, Ali Edwards Designer's Eye, Party Creations, CK Ultimate Guide to Photo Keepsakes, Paper Crafts Remodeled, Holiday Cards and Wrap, Card Creations Volume 4, Photography for Scrapbookers, Can-Do Techniques, Scrapbook Shortcuts with Quizzes and Questions, Clean and Simple The Sequel, Easier Than Ever Scrapbooking, and 40 Techniques for Card Making;
-- Anna Griffin: three paper collections, including Elsie's Kitchen (cherries, lemons, and checked papers), Circus (wild circus print paper with matching patterns and die cuts), and a beautiful burgundy and blue group with coordinating die cuts featuring the traditional Anna Griffin floral look.