Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Scrap-a-Palooza, here we come! This is a photo of part of the crowd at January's Scrap-a-Palooza at Remington's event center here in Springfield. The mega-crop for 200 people is a collaboration of Scrapbook Generation and the Midwest Family Broadcast Group, which is actually just across the street from us!

January's event sold out with 200 people, and the numbers of people registering for the June 13 event are growing every day! We'll crop, eat, laugh, and learn for 13 hours!

We're so grateful to My Mind's Eye for donating all the materials for an awesome 12x12 layout that Allison will be teaching, free, to all 200 croppers, via a huge big-screen. Ali's also been working hard on four other demos she'll do on the big-screen. She's even managed to impress her mother! A few days ago, she brought me four page-long outlines of the products and techniques she'll be doing in the demos, and I'm wondering what she's done with the Allison I had in my English I class back in 1995! She's going to be showcasing both techniques you can use with items you probably already have, like circle punches, and also showing techniques for new products like Smooch accent ink. She's also had lots of fun working with the Tim Holtz alcohol ink techniques she'll show everyone.

The rest of us around here are working on packing the goodie bags everyone will get, and getting all the new products ready. We had a large store at Scrap-a-Palooza in January, but we're making it even bigger in June! And like I've mentioned before, we have several new shipments that are going to debut at Scrap-a-Palooza before they are put out for sale here at Scrapbook Generation.

You'll be seeing tons of new Prima products (not just flowers, but bead and crystal accents and more), several glittery collections by Best Creations (including Easter, Fourth of July, kites, and baseball, plus solid "non-shedding" glitter papers that will work in a Cricut), a huge amount of new papers and embellishments by KI Memories, new 12x12 templates by Crafters Workshop (including the great circle one that Ali used last time in a demo and we sold out of), three new vintage collections by Graphic 45, the "I Do" wedding collection by Making Memories, some groups from Sassafras Lass, tons of new stuff from Creative Imaginations (including a lot of die-cut papers), liquid "pearls" and sparkle fibers by Colorbox/Clearsnap, Adirondack alcohol inks by Tim Holtz, more styles of edger punches by EK Success, new acrylic shapes by Clear Scraps, new "chunky" glitter sets by Doodlebug, new Thickers letter sets from American Crafts, and we've re-ordered the entire "Breaking Free" summer collections by My Mind's Eye for those of you who may have missed it the first time around here at SG.

If you aren't already signed up for Scrap-a-Palooza, just follow the Scrapbook Generation link on this page, and go from there! We're working hard to make it the best scrapbooking experience possible!

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