Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
And believe it or not, I managed to get our new Sketches for Scrapbooking book printed and bound by my own self-imposed deadline! The book contains 30 original sketches by me and by my daughter, Allison Davis, who is currently on the Creating Keepsakes 10-person Dream Team.
The contents include all nine of the designs from the Basic Sketch Sessions in 2007, all five of the designs from the Hall of Fame Sketch Sessions in 2007, and 16 brand new, original sketches by the two of us. I'm a little biased, but I think the book is just what a busy scrapbooker needs -- a way to create stylish and coordinated pages with little stress, just lots of fun. Each sketch contains exact measurements of photos and papers, and since we've tested half of the sketches on our Saturday "regulars," I know that they are scrapbooker-friendly!
The books are priced at $12.99, a great value!
P.S. If you want to see a hilarious photo, check out Ali's blog by using the link on this page. Drew wasn't exactly feeling the Christmas spirit while he was sitting on Santa's lap! It's one of my favorite pics of him EVER! Who says we just have to scrapbook the good times!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
We have a huge assortment of 12x12 and 8x8 album kits by K & Company, SEI, and others, plus a new supply of the All My Memories totes.
The new Pull EZ ribbon purse is going quickly, and we already have more ordered. Making Memories new white supply carousel sold out in the first two hours, and we just ordered eight more which should arrive on Christmas Eve!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Anyway, we'll be open our normal hours today. I'm working on several more kits, and hope to have at least six or seven new ones done by the weekend.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Scrapbook Generation is offering three-month or six-month gift subscriptions in three of our wildly popular clubs: Allison's Hall of Fame Page Kit Club ($14.99 per month), Generation Page Kit Club ($12.99 per month), and Generation Card Kit Club ($12.99 per month).
There are combination prices to help you save:
Generation Page Kit Club and Card Kit Club -- $22.99 per month
Generation Page Kit Club and Hall of Fame Page Kit Club -- $24.99 per month
Generation Card Kit club and Hall of Fame Page Kit Club -- $24.99 per month
All three clubs -- $35.99 per month
For the three-month or six-month "gift subscriptions," just multiply the monthly price by three or six to get a total price.
Provide us with the recipient's information, and we'll print a certificate describing the gift for you to present to them at Christmas. (Or if you want to start the gift off with our December kits, that is also an option.) Or perhaps it's a gift you would love to receive yourself. Feel free to send someone in, and we'll take care of everything for you!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The Crush collection by Fancy Pants is gorgeous and includes double-sided papers, 12x12 felt shapes, die-cut sheets, and rub-ons (rub-ons will get here this afternoon). There is also a new 12x12 set of chipboard letters in a different font, and a Christmas/winter set of both felt and chipboard. Both are really cute.
There are single acrylic stamps by Autumn Leaves for $1 each! Also new styles of Queen & Company felt ribbons.
For Christmas lovers, we received just about every Jolee 3-D imaginable, and what you see in the photo above is just a small part of our Christmas goodies. (On the way, the Rhonna Farrer Christmas group with shaped papers and glitter papers, and you won't believe the shaped/glitter papers that Reminsce has created!)
The Tim Holtz distress crackle paints arrived just in time for our free seminars this Saturday. There's time to sign up if you haven't already! And for those of you always on the cutting edge, the Tim Holtz "grunge board" should be here soon!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
On another subject...Allison's first on-line how-to article is available at creatingkeepsakes.com. Just look at the area at the left titled Web Hostess, then underneath that click on "Start to finish with Allison Davis." She takes you step by step through the process she used to create a fantastic Christmas layout. If you want to see the real page, it's on display here at Scrapbook Generation, and she will be teaching a modified version of the page for her December Hall of Fame Layout class.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
PS. Since Ali has blogged already about the news, I guess it's okay for me to blab! She is one of the 10 Dream Team members for Creating Keepsakes! It's a brand new concept for the magazine, and Ali will have all kinds of new opportunities as she works and designs exclusively for them. Can you tell that I'm a proud mom?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
-- Scenic Route: the "Salem" Halloween papers sold out so quickly that we have reordered them, plus the matching stickers and die-cut arrows and shapes; plus, we'll be getting the "Roxbury" Christmas collection of double-sided papers, stickers, and die-cut arrows and shapes! All this is supposed to arrive Thursday.
-- We R Memory Keepers: 24 papers, rub-ons, stickers, chipboard embellishments, and matching oversized eyelets, from the two "White Out" collections.This might be here Wednesday, but for sure by Thursday.
-- Fancy Pants: the new "Blush" collection of papers, die-cuts, and rub-ons, new 12x12 acrylic stamps, the 6x6 acrylic blocks for their oversized stamps, new 12x12 chipboard sets, new 12x12 felt shapes for winter and Valentines Day, plus a restocking of other items we've had before, including 12z12 and 6x6 acrylic stamps, the harvest felt shapes, 12x12 and 6x6 chipboard sets, and more! Not sure when this will arrive...possibly Friday, possibly the next week.
Friday, November 09, 2007
For many reasons, this is an ideal location. The crop room is generously sized, the sleeping rooms are in the same building, the classroom area is private and spacious, and the catering service is excellent, to name a few.
People who have already signed up for the March 14 retreat will now have the option of choosing between the two dates. If you are interested in attending one of the spring retreats in Branson, you may sign up at any time to reserve a spot.
Official registration will begin January 1, when Scrapbook Generation will begin accepting non-refundable $50 deposits from those who plan to attend. Unless other arrangements are made, deposits must be paid by January 25 in order to hold your reservation. Final payments will be due in February.
All-inclusive prices for the retreats at $225 per person for four in a hotel room, $235 per person for three in a room, $245 per person for two in a room, and $285 for a single room.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Since the waiting list for our March 14 retreat in Branson is getting quite lengthy, we promised the ladies at this last retreat that we would check into opening up a second spring retreat in Branson. I'll try to get that in place the next few days, and I'll announce the second date as quickly as possible.
Karin and I are tired, but it's nice to know that our hard work is appreciated, and that those who attend want to do it all over again.
-- KI Memories "lace" cardstock should be here Tuesday or Wednesday!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
We went through quite a large stack of Hall of Fame idea books, but we still have five or six left, and I'm sure that I'll be ordering more. It was so much fun to see Ali's pages in the book! Some people even wanted her autograph, which was definitely something new for her.
-- 43 different styles and colors of the Queen & Company adhesive die-cut felt "ribbon," in individual packs, will arrive about 2pm Tuesday. This was one of the "wow" products we ordered at CHA in Chicago this summer.
-- KI Memories' "lace" cardstock will ship to us sometime the end of this week, and we ordered all styles and all colors. Another of the "wow" products from CHA!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
When that happens, we're going to do a little rearranging around here. All the Doodlebug products will now occupy the area to the left of the check-out counter. We thought that would make it easier for you to find all their matching items in one place!
The Scrapbook Generation kits will now occupy the back wall, which will give us more room to expand our selection of pre-cut kits. The best news is that in addition to designing her Hall of Fame Page Kit for club members, Allison will now be designing at least four kits per month for general sales!
Also arriving later this week: the cute BoBunny "word" albums! If you haven't seen these advertised, they are chipboard albums that spell out a word, like baby, love, etc. We've getting all six styles!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Right now, we have the latest Christmas groups by BasicGrey, Doodlebug, Flair, and Daisy D's. Several others will be on the way over the next few weeks!
If you haven't already, please consider signing up for the free Hall of Fame sketch sessions we will be hosting on Saturday, Oct. 27 in conjunction with "Allison Davis Day" in honor of her selection for the 2007 Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame, and as one of the 10 finalists for Scrapbooker of the Year.
We have a great page made for you to recreate using the new "White Out" paper collection by We R Memory Keepers, and based on one of Ali's original pages. Your only expense is the cost of the paper, and you'll leave here with a super double-page spread, and a computer sketch you can use over and over. Although I usually lead the sketch sessions, Allison will be talking you through the design elements she used to create the page.
Even if you don't enroll in the sketch sessions, we hope you can drop by on the 27th, meet Allison, check out the Hall of Fame idea book, and have some snacks with us!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
New arrivals at Scrapbook Generation:
- Flair Christmas line including 22 papers and four stickers sets.
- Basic Grey Figgy Pudding line including 18 papers, diecuts, monogram stickers and matching chipboard letters, clear stamps and rub-ons.
- Creative Imaginations cruise, fall and Thanksgiving papers with stickers, large chipboard shapes and rub-ons.
Monday, October 15, 2007
You can't imagine how great that makes us feel, to have found the perfect spot in Branson for our retreats! Our first two retreat locations were good, but not perfect. After the first retreat (not enough cropping room) and the second one (not-so-great food), we were just about to despair of finding the right place for our group. But I think it was pretty much a unanimous verdict that the Branson Inn was just what we had been looking for.
We'll just host one retreat in the spring, but we've already got the place booked for two fall retreats, so we'll be back in Branson in 2008 for retreats the weekends of October 3-5 and 24-26 (for those of you who really like to plan ahead)!
-- This was the first day that Ali has been back "at work" at SG since Drew was born! It's nice to have her here one day a week to help out, and I can't wait to hear about Drew's first day of daycare! He's at a place with four or five other two-year-olds, so I can only imagine how much fun he'll have...once he gets that sharing thing down pat.
-- Flair's two new Christmas groups arrived today, and they once again feature their traditional colors of reds, greens, creams, and golds.
-- Jan Whitney, one of our Saturday "regulars," is the winner of the scrapbooking gift basket we gave away at our third anniversary hoopla last weekend.
-- Some of you know the situation that has evolved over the past year with my two cousins. The latest news is that Monica (the older sister who became paralyzed from the neck down a little over a year ago) will finally be going home to North Little Rock after almost 10 months in the Craig Rehabilitation Center in Denver. Leslie (the younger sister who gave up her 20-year-old cross stitch and framing business in Bolivar to be by Monica's side the entire time) just left Denver this weekend and is awaiting Monica's arrival by air-evac transport. Leslie's husband Bob is already there, and was able to find a job in the framing department at Hobby Lobby. Leslie has had to learn to care for Monica and her needs, and I know that the first few days of being totally in charge, with no medical backup on hand, will be stressful for everyone. However, Monica has wonderful support from her church, Park Hill Baptist in NLR, and from her friends. Monica and Leslie have both maintained an almost unbelievably strong faith in God's plan for their lives, no matter how difficult the past year has been. Every time I start to get frustrated at problems in my own life, I have only to think of them and their cheerful spirits. What a sermon they are preaching with their lives!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
-- March 14 retreat: only three spots left, but we will keep a waiting list.
-- BasicGrey: Figgy Pudding collection will arrive Tuesday mid-afternoon.
-- Creative Imaginations: shipment of fall, sports, cruising, and more will arrive Tuesday mid-afternoon.
-- Queen & Company: self-adhesive felt cut-out "ribbon" in both 1.6" and 2.7" widths, in every single color and style, is arriving soon. You'll love these borders of flowers, scrolls, stars, snowmen, autumn leaves, hearts, and more.
-- Daisy D's: The Paisley Sugarplum and Snowflakes & Holly collections will arrive Thursday or Friday, including 36 papers and all the stickers, rub-ons, and chipboard letters to match!
It's really going to be Christmas in October next week around here, with holiday goodies arriving from Flair, BasicGrey, and Daisy D's!