Thursday, November 05, 2009

I've said this before, but the time really has gone by quickly. It seems just yesterday that we were peeling the brown paper off the front windows and opening the doors for Scrapbook Generation's first day of business.

As the business has grown and evolved over the past five years, I've watched Karin and Stacey and Allison and I change as well. By necessity, we've all learned new skills and have discovered that we can accomplish things we never dreamed of before. Five years ago, it was just the store, classes, and a few crops on-site. Now, we make our own page kits and sketch books, sell our products at national conventions and on our website, host Scrap-a-Paloozas for over 200 people, host weekend retreats in Branson, and Allison's name is nationally-known through her employment with Creating Keepsakes magazine. And as if that isn't enough, in a couple of weeks, I'll be making an announcement about our most ambitious project yet!

We're anxiously awaiting Saturday, when we'll be hosting 98 of you in the four Super-Saver Scrapbooking sessions. My only regret is that we don't have more room in our classroom area, because we had to turn away almost 80 more people who wanted to attend! I'm working on the three layouts at home today, and I always enjoy the "jigsaw puzzle" aspect of trying to come up with the best combination using limited materials. And this time, with the addition of the free $10 worth of chipboard letters by Crate Paper, the layouts will be awesome. I promise!

And remember, all the following great deals will be available for our customers on Saturday...
-- Everyone who spends at least $25 gets a special edition Scrapbook Generation page kit, a $12.99 value. You'll get to chose from four different page kits made from the beautiful Autumn Splendor collection by Paper Loft!
-- We will have a variety of "buy one, get one for 50% off" values for you, including the following:
.......all Scrapbook Generation page kits;
.......all 12x12 chipboard sets by Prima, Fancy Pants, and Rusty Pickle;
.......Pebbles ribbon sets;
.......My Minds Eye die-cuts and embellishments (excluding the newest arrivals);
.......Bazzill and Timeless Touches stitching templates.
-- Everyone will have the chance to register for some great door prizes, including some awesome ones donated by Nikki Sivils, of local scrapbooking company Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker!

We'd love to have you join us on Saturday, but if you can't, let me tell you again how much we appreciate your business, your good wishes, and your friendship. The last five years have been some of the best years of my life. Long live Scrapbook Generation!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You gals have done a fantastic job. Keep it up.

Linda from KS