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!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
-- K & Company: the Wild Saffron collection, a beautiful group with muted red, yellow-golds, and browns;
-- Basic Grey: the Figgy Pudding Christmas collection, including papers, rub-ons, chipboard, clear stamps, and more;
-- Flair: two new Christmas collections;
-- Karen Foster: hunting, fishing, tooth fairy, autumn, and several other themes;
-- Sonburn: a great Halloween group;
-- Doodlebug: all that great glittery stuff that I thought was coming in earlier;
-- Creative Imaginations: several autumn collections, cruising, hunting and fishing, soccer, basketball, football, and more;
-- KI Memories: lace cardstock;
-- Scenic Route: more of the four collections that sold out so quickly, and also a fall/Halloween group.