Sunday, November 01, 2009

Fifth Birthday News...
Let the birthday festivities begin! Scrapbook Generation's actual fifth birthday was a few weeks ago on October 11, but October was just too crazy-busy for a party. Let's have one this week instead!

On Saturday, November 7, we'll be having a huge celebration in honor of this special milestone for us. If you're one of the lucky 98 who are attending one of the four Super-Saver Scrapbooking sessions and making three layouts for only $5, you'll also be getting a matching $10 set of chipboard letters as a gift from the gang at SG. But even if you missed out on this special value, we have lots and lots of great deals for you...

-- Everyone who spends at least $25 gets a special edition Scrapbook Generation page kit, a $12.99 value, free!
-- There will be lots of buy one, get one for 50% off specials, including the following: Scrapbook Generation page kits; Bazzill and Timeless Touches stitching templates; My Mind's Eye die-cuts and embellishments (excluding the new arrivals); Fancy Pants, Rusty Pickle, and Prima 12x12 chipboard sets; Pebbles ribbon sets, and more!
-- Everyone will have the chance to register for some great door prizes, including some awesome ones donated especially for this occasion by Nikki Sivils, of local scrapbooking company Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker! (Nikki also donated $14 acrylic stamp sets for each scrapbooker who attended our two fall retreats. The ladies loved the generous gifts!) 

November Blog Contest...
Welcome to Scrapbook Generation's November blog contest. Just leave a comment answering the following question for the random chance to win a prize package valued at over $50! Be sure to check back to see if you are the winner!

-- What role does scrapbooking play in your life?

27 comments:

scarthur said...

Scrapbooking is my creative outlet but it also allows me to preserve special memories that my children can look back on later in life.

Kim M said...

Scrapbooking is what allows me to keep my sanity. Don't get me wrong, I love to preserve our family's memories but I use it as "me" time, the time to unwind and relax after a long stressful day.

Penny Peck said...

Scrapbooking gives me the opportunity to creatively record the history of my life and that of others. It also gives me lots of hours of fellowship with others and a sense of accomplishment.

Jennifer said...

Scrapbooking allows me to keep my family memories in order. Before, our pictures would be in boxes or regular "plain jane" photo albums with no dates or important details. Now my boys just love going through my books laughing at ourselves. And who knew....I am creative after all.

debbi said...

When I was a young mother, I felt that I would always remember everything about my children's lives and even though I took photos, I did not take the time to write anything down. Now that I am a grandmother, I know how important it is to take the time to record the details. The role that scrapbooking plays in my life is to preserve these precious memories for my enjoyment now and for my children and grandchildren to enjoy in the future.

Christa Allgood said...

I scrapbook because I enjoy it and I also do it for my kids! They love to look at the books and are always excited to see the new pages when I get home from a crop! They told me that I need to "assign" each scrapbook to a specific kid (I have 3) so that they don't have to fight over then when I'm dead and gone! It makes me feel good that they appreciate all the work and love that I put into my books!

Chris said...

Scrapbooking is something I love to do because it gives me a creative outlet, as well as some "Me Time" away from the kids. Of course, there are also times where I scrapbook WITH my kids, and that is fun too. Either way, I know it is time where I can relax, enjoy myself, and do something productive for the family at the same time.

Ronda said...

At this point in my life it is my outlet to save my grandaughter's memories and special moments... As I go back I can relive my grown children's lives as well. Kind of a trip down memory lane with scissors, stickies and pretty paper!

Lisa said...

Scrapbooking is my escape! When I go into my scrapbook room and make layouts with beautiful papers, pictures, and embellishments, I go into my own little world and forget about all of life's stresses!!

Catherine Chiarino said...

Scrapbooking is my time to myself after the kids are in bed. It allows me to record the memories we make and reflect on fun times!

Julia said...

Scrapbooking is about recording history for future generations as well as being an artistic outlet for me. I love creating!

Anonymous said...

The role scrapbooking plays in my life is that it's one of my favorite hobbies. I like to do scrapbooking at night when everyone else is a asleep so that I can concentraite better. Scrapbooking makes me happy!

Ashley L.

Anonymous said...

Scrapbooking provides me a chance to reminisce. Sometimes the grandchildren and I look through my old scrapbooks. Three of them are old enough to read so the journaling reminds us of the event. This provides an opportunity to share in more detail about what each of us remember. Scrapbooking has allowed me to meet new people by attending crops and retreats. I can't forget the part about the shopping....as with most scrapbookers, I have more paper and products than I will ever use. I just can't resist the beautiful papers that are available. Therefore, I say scrapbooking plays a big part in my life right now.

mlvrdh said...

Scrapbooking allows me to get pictures of my family out of boxes or on the computer and into albums so everyone can see what a great family I have. Also, scrapbooking allows me to have a creative outlet--since my life can be a little "beige" it is fun to take beautiful colorful papers, embellishments and whatever else and create something truly wonderful--plus it lets me "show off" in an unassuming way.

Shelly said...

I would have to say it is what is driving me insane. I have so many ideas I want turn into pages and projects that I'm going crazy. It's my obsession. I think about it WAY more than I should. Oh, I think I may have a problem!

Angela said...

It is three fold for me... 1) it is my constant entertainment. I follow a lot of blogs, message boards, and shops. I can never get bored of looking at things. So I can always be entertained. 2) it allows me to be creative. I use to do dark room photography but with kids that room gave a way to storage :D I use to paint too but find scrapbooking allows me to be creative and productive. 3) It gives me a sense of friendship. I have meet people online and IRL who I have something in common with and it makes the world not so lonely.

Mel said...

Scrapbooking is my therapy, and my addiction. Does Dr. Phil do a therapy show for Scrapaddicts? I seriously enjoy the creative inspiration and ideas that I get from fellow scrappers!

kroller said...

Like many others, I scrap to give my children something they will have to look back on when they are grown and now how much they are loved and relive the parts of their lives they probably won't remember (I can't remember much of mine anyway!) I also scrap to escape the stress of life. Because I am a stay at home mom, "home" isn't always a getaway from a long day for me---but my scrap room is. It's all mine!!! Even so, scrapping isn't only a passion of mine-the kids love it too. So occasionally I'll share and let them play too!

aa said...

The first 7 years of my marriage were very hard. We married young (16 & 18), my husband drank and we received lots of financial support from both families. So I have had a tendency to not think about those times. When I began scrapbooking, starting with the early years and the births of our first 2 children, I had the chance to celebrate all the good times, the growing times, the blessings we received even in those first 7 years. I think I will always love scrapbooking for giving me the chance to do that.

Danielle said...

Scrapbooking for me is being able to use my creative side while expressing my emotional side. I get to play with fun and beautiful products & I'm documenting life's moments in the process. I love how I feel when I complete a page or a project - so satisfying and I love how it's a hobby that my family gets to benefit from as well. Now if I can just find more time to do it, I'd be one happy scrapper!

Mary Anne said...

since dealing with pain on a daily basis..scrapbooking, card making and all papercrafts are an escape and calming effect for me. Like someone said b4 Oh So Many Beautiful Papers!!! Thank You S.G. for supplying these wonderful papers ans accessories.

Amy from KC said...

Scrapbooking gives me a way to record and re-live wonderful memories. It is also a great way to exercise my mind, and allows me to express myself creatively. I hope that someday my son looks at my scrapbook pages and feels my love for him and our family. I hope that my pages give their subjects a new perspective on things, because they certainly give me new perspectives. And finally, scrapbooking gives me a legitimate reason to buy all of those pretty, pretty things: paper, ribbon, jewels, pens, stickers...I could go on and on!

Pollywog Pearls said...

It gives me opportunities to reflect upon where I have been and where I am headed. The most rewarding is the time spent with my dear friends who also share this passion with me. It's so fun to share our work, ideas, suggestions, fun finds and of course shop for scrapbooking items together. I love creating (anything) and scrapbooking covers my love for paper, fabric, paints, sewing, photos and relationship recording. Scrapbooking is an addiction which is in every part of my day whether it's thinking about the pictures that I will take or the subject. What a wholesome hobby/obsession!

Denise said...

When I started scrapbooking it was to let my creative side out. I was so excited that I got my sisters, friends & niece scrapbooking to the point where they were scrappin' more than I was. Now my last child has went off to college & I'm trying to get back to it. Like everyone else it releives a stressful day at work, cheers me up when I've had a bad day and blessed me with many happy memories. If I could I would make it my fulltime profession opposed to just a part time hobby.

Shel W said...

scrapbooking is arelaxing part of my life. It also allows me to preserve what matters most to me my family.

April said...

My husband plays in a band, fishes, and hunts. Those are his hobbies and the things he does to slow down and enjoy life. I used to just enjoy the time when he was doing "his thing". Now I encourage them because those are the times I SCRAPBOOK!!! I sm so blessed that he has several hobbies....

Anonymous said...

Scrapbooking has overtaken my life, in a good way! I would still be searching for a hobby if I hadn't find scrapbooking.

Debbie Linton

 
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