Stacey and I made a road trip to the Lake of the Ozarks area today to firm up our Scrapmania plans for Saturday, April 24, and to make sure everything would be set up correctly for our first ever mega-crop all on our own! As most of you know, Scrap-a-Palooza here in Springfield is a joint venture with a local radio station. Scrapmania, on the other hand, will be entirely a Scrapbook Generation production!
At the Windermere Conference Center just west of Camdenton (and about an hour and a half from Springfield), this new mega-crop will be held in the Wilderness Creek Auditorium, a huge building that has tons of room for lots of scrapbookers. We'll have plenty of space for the fully-stocked store we'll be taking with us, and each of the people attending will have a 6-foot table to themselves! We're busy making the goodie bags, page kits, free classes, demonstrations, and more. We're also planning for some tasty meals (including a dinner buffet!) and lots and lots of snacks!
Part of my job, my favorite part actually, is ordering everything we'll take to sell. The nicest part is that we'll hardly be taking anything from Scrapbook Generation, because I pretty much just order a complete new store! I've completely re-ordered every color of items like Stickles, Distress Stickles, Shimmerz, Perfect Pearls, Distress Crackle Paint, Distress Ink, Adirondack paint dabbers, Smooch, chalk ink, and other similar products. I've completely re-ordered every set of Thickers I could find (and that's a lot!). Ditto for all your favorites like Prima flowers, KaiserCraft jewels, Tom Holtz embellishments, and 7Gypsies stickers, just to name a few!
But the biggest thing that sets Scrapbook Generation mega-crops apart from other similar events is our all-out effort to bring you the very latest in paper collections, ones we haven't even had in our regular store yet. Here are just some of the collections you can expect to find at Scrapmania on April 24!
Brand new collections debuting at Scrapmania:
• Cosmo Cricket - Material Girl, Joy Ride, Garden Variety
• KI Memories - Enchanting, Groovy, Paisley Parade, Posh, Sweet Life, Wild Life
• Crate Paper - Pink Plum, Brook, Paper Doll
• Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker - Dan the Record Man, Ellie’s Day Out
• Paper Loft - Dude, Morning Rain, Old Towne Tavern
• Pink Paislee - Starlight
• Sassafras Lass - Nerdy Bird, Cherry Delicious, Apple Jack
• Moxxie - Senior Year, Queen of the Crop
• Making Memories - Pitter Patter Sophie, Pitter Patter Oliver
• Imaginisce - Live Loud
• We R Memory Keepers - Twirl
• Fancy Pants - About A Girl, Rusted Sun, Road Show, My Family
• Litte Yellow Bicycle - Generation Z
• Doodlebug - Barnyard, Feeling Groovy, Great Getaway, Mother Nature, Summertime, On the Go
• October Afternoon - Thrift Shop
• My Mind's Eye - (it's possible that the new collections will arrive in time for Scrapmania)
Collections that have been so popular that we've re-ordered them for Scrapmania:
• Graphic 45 - A Proper Gentleman, On the Boardwalk, Le’Romantique
• BoBunny - Paradise, Roughing It, Mama-Razzi, Flower Power
• My Mind’s Eye - Jack and Jill, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, Mary Mary
• Paper Loft - Now and Then
• Pink Paislee - Queen Bee, Bayberry Cottage, 365 Degrees
If this list of scrapbooking royalty doesn't make you drool, I don't know what will! If you want to sign up for this awesome cropping and shopping event, just go to scrapbookgeneration.com, or give us a call at 417-886-0440. It's going to be a great day!