Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I'm back! I thoroughly enjoyed (and needed) a couple of days off, as did the rest of the Scrapbook Generation gang, after the frenzy of getting ready for National Scrapbooking Day this past Saturday. As I mentioned in a quick post that day, we were blessed to have the single best shopping day in the almost five years that we've been in business. We're so fortunate to have such wonderful customers, many of whom have become wonderful friends! We can't thank you enough, because without you, we wouldn't be here. That's the plain and simple truth, and one we remember each and every day.

Product updates...
-- Fancy Pants: the new mixed-media mini-albums are here, and we've already sold out of one of the styles before I could get them blogged. I'm re-ordering today! We also have moved all of our mini-albums to one spot, so it's easier to compare what we have available. I'll try to keep a good selection of 7Gypsies, Fancy Pants, Bo-Bunny, BasicGrey, KaiserCraft, Clear Scraps, and other leading mini-album brands.
-- Little Yellow Bicycle: we now have Baby Safari Boy and Baby Safari Girl, with both regular and specialty papers and embellishments.
-- Creative Imaginations: the last two photos above are two groups that have foil papers and matching foil stickers -- one is family/heritage themed and the other is baby themed. There are also lots of CI papers and stickers scattered around the store that are just too numerous to photograph for the blog!

New products on the way...
-- Doodlebug: this always popular/cute company has seven new summery mini-collections with regular papers, glitter papers, shaped brads, glitter stickers and glitter borders, and more. We're getting it all! I don't have a specific ship date yet, but it should be in the next couple of weeks.
-- Creative Imaginations: everyone loves their die-cut papers so much that we ordered more! There are solid colors, and several matching patterned groups with embellishments. We're also getting two large collections from their Creative Cafe line, called Lucky and Spirited. These should also arrive in the next couple of weeks.

Sale items...
We still have a good selection of clearance items, including mini-albums, 12x12 albums, rub-ons, stickers, brads, 12x12 papers and more, by companies like K & Company, BasicGrey, Creative Imaginations, Crate paper, and more.

Sketch sessions this Saturday...
It's my turn for sketches this Saturday, and we'll be using the new and colorful Lime Rickey papers by BasicGrey. There's still time to sign up...just call 417-886-0440.

October 2009 weekend retreats in Branson...
It meant a lot to us that by noon on the first day of retreat registration, we already had a dozen people signed up! That's a pretty good hint that we're doing a good job! If you attended one of the two spring retreats, you can pay your $50 non-refundable deposit now. June 1, registration for any remaining spots will be opened up for everyone.

Now that National Scrapbooking Day has come and gone, our attentions are definitely turning to Scrap-a-Palooza, set for Saturday, June 13 at Remington's. I haven't checked numbers with Chris at Midwest Family Broadcast Group, but I'll do that later this week and let you know how many spots are left. In January, we sold-out the 200-person event, and expect to do the same this time! Chris has been talking about adding a chocolate fountain to the already great job they did with the food last time, and we also have a new feature we think everyone will love. We're in the middle of negotations with My Mind's Eye, one of our all-time favorite companies, for them to sponsor a FREE 12x12 layout class for all 200 people! Preliminary plans are for Allison to teach the class on the beyond-huge big-screen at Remington's! There will be other free classes during the day, but this one will be something special!

Remember that you register and pay with the radio station for the event, and register and pay with us for Allison's paid classes. For either, just go to and follow the links.


kroller said...

I keep meaning to ask you if you will be ordering any of the recipe book holders by Kaiser craft that you have displaying your sports layout? I think it is really cool and would love to have one : )
Also, the MME layout would be a great added bonus to the already awesome Scrap-a-palooza!! Hope it works out. Either way, I am counting down the days until I have the whole day to myself to do nothing but scrap/with no interruptions(with exception to the shopping and giveaways of course!) ;-)

Debbie said...

I love the recipe book holders, and I'll definitely order more. I took that one home to alter myself, and liked it so much "naked" that I brought it back to SG to use as a display for a while until I had more time.