Monday, October 31, 2011

Our seventh birthday party is this Saturday!

We hope you can join us this Saturday, November 5 for our seventh birthday bash. It's going to be a fantastic party! We'll be opening early, at 9 am, for activities and shopping. Here are the highlights of the birthday celebration...

Free Goodie Bags!
The first 250 adults (one per family) who make a purchase of at least $15 get a goodie bag filled with at least $20 in products, including the following:
My Mind’s Eye collection pack of 9 double-sided papers and a coordinating 12x12 die-cut sheet;
Cosmo Cricket mini-album;
Pink Paislee cardstock letter stickers; 
• and more. 
We’ll use the same “take-a-number” system we’ve used in the past. As the line begins to form, one of us will come out periodically and give out numbers starting with 1 and ending with 250. If you get in line soon enough to get one of the numbers, you are assured of a goodie bag if you spend $15, regardless of the time you decide to shop. This keeps the store from being overly crowded first thing in the morning, and keeps you from having to stand in line for hours. 

Shopping Rewards!
Earn a reward! 
• Spend $25 and receive a $5 gift card
• Spend $50 and get a $10 gift card; 
• Spend $75 and get a $15 gift card; 
• Spend $100 or more and get a $20 gift card. 
All reward gift cards are to be used on a future purchase.

Special ‘Super-Saver’ Surprises!
There are five “Super-Saver” sessions (9, 10:30, noon, 1:30, and 3) where you can make three double-page birthday-themed layouts for the amazing price of $9. You must call 417-886-0440 and pre-register and pre-pay for the sessions.
• Everyone who participates in these classes gets two punches on their Studio G Reward Card.
• Participants also get to draw an additional prize like flower sets, chipboard letters, stickers, button sets, and other embellishments. 
• At each one of the five sessions, one lucky person will win a $25 SG gift card!
Click here to see the three layouts.

Paper and Embellishment Sale!
We have a large amount of papers and embellishments that will be on sale at greatly reduced prices. We've had so many new products lately that we had to clear out a huge amount of space, which means that lots and lots of products are being reduced. You'll want to check out our sale tables for sure!
Other Features
• free mini-classes from 10 am until 4 pm;
• entry in a grand prize drawing from Scrapbook Generation;
• day-long birthday bash buffet featuring gourmet mini-cupcakes.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Croppin' in the USA, weekend two...

Our second weekend retreat in Branson was another "Croppin' in the USA" fun-filled event. Thank you so much to all the ladies who attended! We hope you had a wonderful mix of relaxation and creativity. We had another full house this weekend, including a group of four ladies who had traveled all the way from Ohio to attend!

The retreats are a team effort. Karin does a great job as hostess, and we always enjoy her homemade treats. Allison always adds a special touch to the weekend with her layout classes, and Stacey does a lot of extra duty packing and loading all the boxes of supplies, and helping set-up and tear down the decorations and portable store.

Additional thanks to Christina Conrad and her staff for preparing three delicious meals, to Lynn Martin for loaning us patriotic decorations, to Lisa Schulte for providing CDs, and to Donna Cartner for generously helping out as needed.

First place contest winners

Second place contest winners

Saturday, October 29, 2011

More Halloween kits available!

Sophisticated Halloween add-on: Two double-page layout kit with sketches and color photos. $16 (free shipping for Super Sketch Club members; $2.99 shipping for non-members)

 Great news! We had to cut off orders of the Sophisticated Halloween add-on for Super Sketch Club members because two packs of one of the papers we had ordered didn't come in. The missing paper packs have been located, and we're happy to announce that we have a limited supply -- 40 more -- of the Sophisticated Halloween double-layout kit shown below. Since several of you have inquired about the kits, we're going to re-open sales.

To go out with your Super Sketch Club shipment in November, orders for these page kits must be placed by 7 pm (central time) on Wednesday, November 16. (However, the kits sold out last time well before the deadline.)

Orders may be placed in two ways:
• send an email to
• call 417-886-0440

We've also had several Super Sketch club members contact us who didn't see the kits the first time we announced them. To see any future add-ons, please check these three places. They are the best ways to know everything we know, just as soon as we know it!
• here on the blog (best place for all SG news);
• on our Facebook page (link at right so you can "like" us and access our page);
• sign up for our email newsletters (by sending an email to 

New products this week...

Summer's End by Fancy Pants

Fall leaves by Prima

My Little Monster by Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker

Garden Party by American Crafts

Three collections by Three Bugs in a Rugs

Divinely Sweet by Bazzill

American Crafts

Clementine by Cosmo Cricket

Farmhouse by Crate Paper

Flowers by Prima

Flowers, butterflies, and jewels by Prima

Jewels by Prima

The entire Smash Book assortment by K & Company

The complete Smash Book assortment by K & Company

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The birthday celebration is almost here!

Scrapbook Generation's seventh birthday celebration is just days away! We have lots of activities planned for Saturday, November 5, and the Super-Saver Scrapbooking sessions are a big part of the day's events. Time is running out to register for the Super-Saver sessions!

Typically, the Super-Saver layouts are made from four sheets of patterned paper, in addition to the other materials. This time, you'll be getting an entire collection pack! To make the three layouts shown above, we'll be using all six of the double-sided papers from My Mind's Eye's "Hip Hooray" collection, plus the 12x12 die-cut sheet. Your price for this great deal: only $9! (Kits are $10.)

And don't forget the birthday extras for participating in the Super-Saver sessions! 
• Two punches on your Studio G Reward Card
• An extra prize, like a set of flowers, chipboard letters, buttons, or other embellishments.  
• One lucky person in each one of the five sessions wins a $25 gift card to SG!

We've had a great response to the birthday Super-Saver sessions (the 9 am and the 10:30 am time slots are sold-out), but there is still room for more of you to attend! There are still spots available in the noon, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm sessions. To register, please call us at 417-886-0440.

Super Sketch Club members: Yes, the materials and sketches to make these layouts will be part of your November kit!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Studio G Reward Card reminders...

As many of you know, when you attend our seventh birthday party "Super-Saver Scrapbooking" sessions on Saturday, November 5, you get not one, but two punches on your Studio G Reward Card. I thought that this would be a good time to review the reward card program with you, and the great benefits you can receive.

Here are the basics of the program.
• The first time you attend a Saturday free class in 2011 (and beyond), you'll receive the Studio G Reward Card.
• For every Saturday free class (Super-Saver, Debbie sketch, or Allison sketch) you attend, we'll punch your card one time.
• You'll have a chance to earn bonus punches at special activities throughout the year.
• It's all about attending! We define attending as participating in the class by working on your project in Studio G. Picking up a kit does not count. Your card will be punched following your participation in the class.
• The responsibility for keeping the Studio G Reward Card is all yours. If the card is lost or misplaced, we'll give you a new card, but any punches you had received will be lost as well.
• You must present the reward card to be punched on the day of the Saturday activity. We will not give punches at any other day or time.

Here are the reward possibilities.
15 punches:
• A $12.99 or $14.99 Scrapbook Generation page kit from our kit wall. (By the time the seventh birthday party takes place, we should have at least 10 new page kits for you to choose from.)

20 punches:
• A My Mind's Eye collection kit of double-sided papers and a die-cut sheet, choose from several styles, not just the one shown

25 punches:
• A $20 Scrapbook Generation gift card.

30 punches:
• A three-month subscription: Generation Page Kit Club or the Generation Card Kit Club.

40 punches:
• A three-month subscription: Boy Crazy, Girl Crazy, or Allison Davis Hall of Fame kit club.

50 punches:
• A We R Memory Keepers 12x12 3-ring binder album, in the color of your choice

Monday, October 24, 2011

Croppin' in the USA, weekend one...

One of Allison's paid classes.

Winning tickets to redeem for prize chances is always a crowd pleaser.

Getting ready for a patriotic ice cream sundae bar on Saturday afternoon.

Part of the SG store at the retreat.

Karin celebrated a birthday Saturday.

Looking at the contest entries and judging them on Saturday evening.

First place contest winners.

Second place contest winners.

The paparazzi.

Special thanks to Lynn Martin for, like always, loaning us some great decorations!

Thanks to everyone from Karin and Debbie, plus Stacey and Allison of Scrapbook Generation. We're ready to do it all again this weekend with a new group of ladies!