Friday, September 30, 2011

October's BasicGrey layout class...

;BasicGrey "Curio" Layouts "Playdate" class:  Offered Friday, October 7; Tuesday, October 11; Thursday, October 27. Use a BasicGrey kit to make 1 two-page layout and 2 one-page layouts; pick your own start time, work at your own pace; the layouts models will be on display; there is no formal teacher, but assistance is available for any of your questions; start at 10 am or later, class time is over at regular store closing time; $20 (to-go kits available to pick-up at SG or to be shipped for an additional charge of $4.99; if this can be combined with another club you're having shipped to you, the shipping fee is $2.99)
'Card Party' sneak peek, final part...


After a sell-out crowd of 24 people last month, SG's new Card Party class continues with the same concept...three teachers, three cards, three tags, three stations, and three totally different approaches to cardmaking.

Today, we're showing you the card and tag that will be taught by Stacey Atchley. This is one-third of the projects you'll be making in the class. Stacey's card uses a template, micro-mini letter stickers and Glimmer Mist.

This Card Party class takes place Thursday, October 13 at 6 pm. The fee is $15. To sign up, call 417-886-0440. (The class sold-out early last month, so if you want to enroll, I'd advise doing it quickly!)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Make three free cards at our 'World Card Making Day' festivities...


Here are the three free cards we'll be making Saturday during our celebration of "World Card Making Day." This national celebration honors the personal connection handmade cards create between you and your family and friends. It also kicks off the Christmas card making season!

We hope you can join us at 10, 11, 1, 2 or 3 on Saturday. You'll make the three cards shown above, and you'll be sanding, stamping, and using border punches. We'll provide everything, including adhesives, but if you bring your own scissors you'll probably be able to make the cards a little faster.

Even though this is a free activity, please call 417-886-0440 to register for one of the five time slots. This will let us know how many people to prepare for.

Hope to see you Saturday!
'Card Party' sneak peek, part two...


After a sell-out crowd of 24 people last month, SG's new Card Party class continues with the same concept...three teachers, three cards, three tags, three stations, and three totally different approaches to cardmaking.

Today, we're showing you the card and tag that will be taught by Katrina Hunt. This is one-third of the projects you'll be making in the class. Katrina's card is made using a variety of punches (including an around the page punch!) and stamps.

This Card Party class takes place Thursday, October 13 at 6 pm. The fee is $15. To sign up, call 417-886-0440. (The class sold-out early last month, so if you want to enroll, I'd advise doing it quickly!)

On Friday, we'll show you Stacey Atchley's card and tag.

All final retreat payments due...
Just a reminder that if you are attending one of SG's fall retreats in Branson, your final payment of fees was due Sept. 21 for the first weekend and Sept. 28 for the second weekend, unless you had made other payment arrangements with us. Thanks for taking care of this!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

'Card Party' sneak peek, part one...



After a sell-out crowd of 24 people last month, SG's new Card Party class continues with the same concept...three teachers, three cards, three tags, three stations, and three totally different approaches to cardmaking.

Today, we're showing you the card and tag that will be taught by Allison Davis. This is one-third of the projects you'll be making in the class. Allison's card is created from a sketch. You'll get a copy of the sketch to take with you, and you can use it again and again. You'll be surprised with all the different looks you can achieve, just by changing papers and color schemes!

This Card Party class takes place Thursday, October 13 at 6 pm. The fee is $15. To sign up, call 417-886-0440. (The class sold-out early last month, so if you want to enroll, I'd advise doing it quickly!)

On Thursday, we'll show you Katrina Hunt's card and tag, and later, Stacey Atchley's card and tag.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October calendar added to blog...
If you'll scroll down a bit and scan the left sidebar, you'll see the October calendar listings for classes and other activities at SG.

We're also trying to get the last edition of our print newsletter in the mail on Wednesday. We have lots of fun activities scheduled for October and November!
Tammy Roberts is back!


We have a treat for you next week...shabby chic expert Tammy Roberts is returning to SG to teach a Halloween mini-album class. Tammy has great credentials: current member of the Crafty Secrets design team, former member of the Graphic 45 design team, and all-round nice person!

The 4x7 mini-album has some great inside pages, featuring the new Tim Holtz glassine envelopes. To see them, and read more details, click here for Tammy's blog. Scroll down to the September 14 post to see the album.

The class fee is $20. To register, call 417-886-0440.

Monday, September 26, 2011

October Super-Saver layouts are ready for Saturday!




It's time for fall colors, fall weather,  and plenty of fall activities -- including SG's popular Super-Savers. Our October layouts are just waiting for your photos!

Here's a look at the three layouts we'll be making Saturday, October 1 in the Super-Saver Scrapbooking sessions at Scrapbook Generation. As always, your cost to make these three layouts at SG is an amazing $9. Give us a call to register and pre-pay. Sessions are held at 10, 12:30 and 2:30. And don't forget that you'll get one punch on your Studio G Reward Card. Don't have a card yet? No problem...we'll make sure you get one!

Please call early (417-886-0440) to reserve your spot! If you can't attend and would like us to make you a kit, the fee is $10 and is due at the time you request the kit.

Note to Super Sketch Club members: Yes, materials for these three layouts will be included in your October kit!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Let's celebrate World Card Making Day on Saturday...
What a great way to kick off the holiday card-making season! Join us as we celebrate World Card Making Day, a holiday that celebrates the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection they create between friends and family.

In addition to the regular Super-Saver sessions we host the first Saturday of each month, we have another exciting activity planned for this Saturday, October 1. World Cardmaking Day at SG  is your special invitation to stop by Saturday and make three beautiful cards. For free!

Expect to use some fun tools and products to create your cards. We'll have a "card bar" set up and you can go from station to station to make the cards. We'll provide everything, even the adhesives!

Later in the week, we'll post photos of the three cards. Sessions will be held at 10, 11, 1, 2, and 3. Even  though this is a free activity, please call 417-886-0440 to register for one of the time slots so we'll know how many people to prepare for.

See you Saturday, October 1 for three free cards!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Retreat opening...
We just had a cancellation in our second weekend retreat in Branson, so we can take two-three additional people. We've already checked with our waiting list, so if you want these spots, just call us at 417-886-0440 to get signed up. Click here to see pics of past retreats, and lots of information about how a Scrapbook Generation retreat works. We'll also be happy to answer any of your questions by phone or email (debbie@scrapbookgeneration.com).

Dates for 2012...
I just added a block on the right sidebar with 2012 dates for Scrap-a-Palooza and for our weekend retreats. Mark your calendars!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

'Card Party' class was full and fun!
Our first-ever "Card Party" class featuring three teachers and three totally different styles of cardmaking was a success, with a full house of 24 people who love to make cards! We already have the class on our October and November calendars...the next Card Party class is Thursday, October 13, if you want to go ahead and get registered. The class fee is $15, and all you have to do to sign up is call 417-886-0440.







Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Super Sketch Club shipping...
Today's the day! The Super Sketch Club boxes start leaving here today and will continue on Thursday and Friday. You'll have brown boxes soon!
Allison Davis online sketch class...
I've lost track of how many times she has taught this class! Enrollment just opened again for Allison's popular online class with all the ins and outs of how to get the most out of sketches! The class is offered in November at My Creative Classroom, and you can read about Ali's philosophy of teaching on her blog today. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Retreat payment reminder...
If you are going to the first of our two weekend retreats in Branson, please remember that your final payment is due tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21, unless you have worked out other arrangements with us. If this due date is a problem for you, we're always happy to come up with other payment timelines for you. Just give us a call and we'll help figure something out!

Monday, September 19, 2011

New class series...gift bag trio!


This is the start of something good...a new class series called Gift Bag Trio, designed and taught by Allison Davis. For September, the theme is Halloween. The class is offered Monday, September 26 at 2 pm and Thursday, September 29 at 6 pm. Cost to make all three gift bags is $12. To sign up for the class, just give us a call at 417-886-0440.
Allison Davis sketch layout for Saturday, September 24


Anyone ready for fall? I loved this paper collection the minute I saw it, and Allison has made a gorgeous layout from it for Saturday's sketch sessions. We'll be making the layout above in the Allison Davis free sketch sessions this Saturday. Your cost to make this layout? About $4. It's a great deal!

Just call us at 417-886-0440 to register for a session at 10 am or 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 24. Bring basic tools, and we'll provide you with a free computer sketch that you can use over and over!

And don't forget, we'll punch your Studio G Reward Card. Don't have one yet? No problem, we'll be happy to get you started on the way to earning some great rewards like free page kits, $20 gift cards, and other goodies!

If you want a kit, the fee is $5, and is due at the time the request is made. 

Super Sketch Club members:
Yes, this layout and sketch will be included in your September kit!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

We're making a small change...
Right now, we are finalizing our last print newsletter. Our four-page every-other-month print newsletter will be discontinued after the October-November edition. Here are the reasons...
 
• We get a greater response to store activities from email newsletters than from the traditional print newsletter.
• We can provide more detailed information and more timely information, plus color photos, through this blog and through email newsletters.
• We will be saving time and eliminating duplicated efforts.

Since we realize that not everyone has access to a computer, we'll still have printed calendars available at the checkout counter each month.

The monthly calendar is always available in the left sidebar area of this page. We also plan to have it available as a printable PDF file, similar to the way you can print out sketches on the Sketch Support website.

We plan on establishing a regular pattern for the email newsletters, as a replacement. If everything goes right, we'll send one out weekly, usually on Sunday or Monday. These newsletters may have more than one topic, unlike most of the ones we send out now.

If you would like your email address added to our list, please send it to debbie@scrapbookgeneration.com.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New clear stamps and rubber cling stamps...
Inkadinkado has so many cute stamps for Halloween and fall, and at $1.99 each, you can treat yourself to more than one. We also have new rubber cling stamps in several themes by TPC Studio.


Thirty-five new collections added in two days!
And we had room for a couple more, but we ran out of paper trays...a wonderful problem to have. There are lots of beautiful things to see at SG these days!

Nordic Holiday by BasicGrey

Blissful by Authentique; Journey by Authentique

Wonder by Authentique; Uncommon by Authentique

Nantucket by Pink Paislee

Basic White Glitter by Best Creations

Et Cetera by BoBunny

Splash Fun by Best Creations

Sweet Tooth by BoBunny

25 Days of Christmas by Simple Stories

Welcome Home by BoBunny

Garden Girl by BoBunny

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New products...
We found room for an amazing 22 new collections today at SG, and there's more to come on Thursday. There are seven new Halloween groups, nine new fall groups, four Christmas groups, and two school groups!

Spookville by We R Memory Keepers

Apothecary by Echo Park

Trick or Treat by My Little Shoebox; Halloween by Karen Foster

Spooky and Kooky by Bazzill

Happy Haunting by Best Creations

Glowing by Authentique

Forever Fall by BoBunny

Autumn by We R Memory Keepers (this collection was not at Scrap-a-Palooza)

Apple Cheddar Soup by Jillibean Soup

Nightfall by American Crafts

Hello Fall by Best Creations

Happy Harvest by Imaginisce

Father Christmas by BoBunny

An ABC Primer by Graphic 45

Off to School by Fancy Pants

Christmas Emporium by Graphic 45

Hollyday by American Crafts

Blitzen by BoBunny
In addition to the collections shown above, we also have the fall and Thanksgivings groups by Karen Foster and the Harvest collection by Reminisce out on the shelves and ready for purchase. We'll be adding more new groups on Thursday!