Tuesday, March 05, 2013

New email list...

We had a weekend crop this past week that turned out to be successful in more ways than one! I don't know quite what to call it -- impromptu is what I keep coming up with, but that isn't exactly right.

In the space of about two hours a few weeks ago, we had scrapbookers from California, Kansas, Louisiana, Illinois, and Arkansas ask if they could crop at our store. It was a one-time-only situation, and we were happy to offer them our facilities. It turned out to be a fabulous weekend, for us as well as for them.

What we learned is that we can probably handle this type of weekend event without too much extra craziness. The part we CAN'T handle anymore -- moving our products off-site -- is eliminated, and we were able to seat 20 people comfortably in our classroom/crop area.

After this trial run went so well, we've decided that we can offer a Friday-Saturday crop experience (maybe even the option of Thursday) here at SG once every three months or so. The crop times would probably be 10 am until midnight Friday and Saturday nights, with possibly 10am until 6 pm on Thursday as an added option.

They will probably be what I consider a no-frills crop. We would supply snacks and drinks; you would be responsible for meals. (We have lots of places close by that deliver pizza, sandwiches, and full meals, and lots of restaurants close by if you want to go out for a meal.)

We've had quite a few travelers lately inquire about any events like this, and I'll try to put together a list of possible dates for 2013, because I know that usually travel plans have to be made several weeks in advance. 

There is also the chance that we'll have an event like this in conjunction with National Scrapbooking Day in May -- except much bigger!

So, we would like to start a new email list for those of you who would like advance notice and details of any weekend crop events Scrapbook Generation will be hosting here at our store. If you would like to be part of this mailing list, please send an email to debbie@scrapbookgeneration.com!


nikki8 said...

Yes! Yes! I've been wanting this for so long!

Kim E said...

I think this is a great idea. Wish I was closer!