Sunday, June 30, 2013

Super Summer Sale starts Monday!

 SG's "Super Summer Sale" is ready and waiting for local and area shoppers. Our classroom is packed full of bargains: paper, embellishments, class models, and more! Most items are at least 50% off, with some markdowns of up to 80%.

The local sale will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 1-3; and Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, during regular store hours.

The best part? Even though the classroom is packed, we'll be adding new papers and embellishments to the sale every day! We need to clear out the old to make way for the new goodies coming soon from the July CHA in Las Vegas!

30% off

50% off

50% off

50% off

20% - 80% off

My Mind's Eye washi tape $1 per roll; card class & kit samples 50¢ each

My Mind's Eye paper packs, including die-cuts

50% off

50% off everything on the long tables

SG kit and class layouts: two bins $3-$8; one bin $6-$12

Friday, June 28, 2013

Allison Davis and Simple Stories...we heart this combination!

We've been waiting for this day! Allison Davis debuts today on the Simple Stories blog with the beginning of her series of monthly sketches and layout inspiration for one of our favorite companies!

Here's Allison's sketch...

Here's Allison's layout...

We hope you check out a couple of places.

• The Simple Stories blog, where you can download the sketch and read and see extensive details about Allison's sketch and layout. Click here.

• Allison's blog, where you can win a copy of Scrapbook Generation's Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories. Click here.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Super Summer Sale in SG's online store!

 Now that summer has officially arrived, it's time for a week-long celebration sale.

Online shoppers can take advantage of the following specials, valid from Monday, July 1 through Sunday, July 7 at

• 10% off all SG sketch books, in either form -- hard copies or e-books. (Excludes Sketch Fusion and One on One.)
• 20% off all clearance items. Hundreds of items, from layout kits to products by your favorite manufacturers, are already listed at huge savings in our clearance section. Add an additional 20% markdown to all of them!
• 20% off all Allison Davis online classes and sketch bundles.
• 30% off My Mind's Eye collections Kate & Co. and Find Your Wings and Fly. 
• For this week-long event, U.S shipping has been slashed to $1.99! (International shipping will be reduced by the same dollar amount as U.S. shipping.)

We'll provide coupon codes for the three offers that will need them. (Allison's items will already be priced correctly and won't need a code, and neither will the shipping.) The three codes will be listed here on the blog, on Facebook, and in an email newsletter we'll send out on Sunday. (You can sign up for our newsletters here on the blog, or on our Facebook page.)

Remember that local shoppers can take advantage of all these offers. Just choose "pick-up" for your shipping option and we'll hold your order at SG for you.

Soon, we'll be showing you a few photos of what our huge classroom sale will look like -- it starts Monday, too!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Six kits by Allison Davis added to online store!

The top two kits pictured are brand new multi-layout kits by Allison Davis.

The bottom four kits are from classes Allison taught at our National Scrapbooking Day festivities. We pictured them on the blog earlier in May when we announced the classes, but I forgot to announce that they had been added to our online store as kits. I'm doing that now!

As always, Allison's kits contain sketches and any cutting directions needed, plus color photos. She does a super job of making everything clear -- whether you are taking one of her classes, or using one of her kits.

Click here to go to SG's online store and purchase these (and other) kits.

Coming up at SG...

Just a quick update on some things that will be going on at SG in the near future.

• The first week of July, we'll be holding another huge sale in our classroom. The one we did in January was extremely popular, so we plan to do it again -- bigger and better! There will be clearance items, special values, overstock kits, and lots and lots of layout models from kits and classes. We'll be setting that up the end of this week, and we'll have lots of photos to show you. The sale will run Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (July 1-3) and Friday and Saturday (July 5-6), all during regular store hours.

• And because we're having a week-long sale for our local customers, we'll be having a week-long sale event for our online customers! We'll be announcing all the details later this week.

• SG's store in Springfield will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

• We still have lots of layouts to share with you from our NSD challenge entries. Haven't forgotten, we've just been busy with kits!

• Speaking of kits, later today we'll be releasing several new Allison Davis kits!

• And speaking of more kits, we'll be releasing five or six brand new patriotic/Fourth of July kits by Debbie Sanders next week!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Patriotic card class with Lindsey

We hope you can join us Saturday, June 29 to make an assortment of patriotic cards with Lindsey Amschler. The class will be held at 11 am, and the fee is $15. Sorry, no kits for this class.

To register, please call us at 417-886-0440.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Project Life has been restocked!

Because we went through the first shipment of Project Life items so quickly, we were able to get a new supply of the core kits, pen sets, and cardstock packs -- and other goodies -- from a distritubor. If you shop our online store or here at SG, you should be able to find just about anything you're looking for!

Once this round of items is sold, we probably won't have more until later in July. Here's a link to SG's online store.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A peek inside 'One on One' sketch book

Over the next few days, we'll be sharing a peek inside SG's newest sketch book: One on One. The book features paper collections from our favorite manufacturers: Echo Park Paper, My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants, Authentique, and American Crafts.

Today's spotlight is on American Crafts and its family of lines, including Pebbles and Crate Paper.

One on One includes 24 one-page, one-photo sketches, and 24 color layout samples by Debbie Sanders, using current, popular collections by leading scrapbooking companies. The book is available in both print and e-book forms. Click here to go to SG's online store.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More ideas for June's free sketch!

If you haven't already, be sure to check out a couple of blogs to see even more ideas for ways to design with SG's free download sketch for June.

Click here to go to Allison's blog, where she has all the information about how to see layouts by Katrina Hunt and Lynette Jacobs, who were both members of the creative team for Sketch Support when it was an active site.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Go grab your free download sketch for June!

If it's Tuesday, it's download day! In addition to products ranging from single sketches to another great themed bundle of goodies by Allison Davis, we're also releasing two cardmaking sketch books.

We're excited to offer both volumes of Sketches for Cardmaking by Stacey Atchley as downloadable e-books. Each volume of Sketches for Cardmaking features 40 card sketches, complete with measurements of all elements and suggestions on how to vary the size and look of each card.

With the addition of these to our e-book selection, all print books published by SG are now available to download to your computer or tablet!

Other sketch products released for June...

Four Pack - $1.79
Four new two-page sketches designed by Allison Davis that all feature 6 photos. The first sketch features six 3-1/2 x 5 photos with several horizontal strips, large journaling space and heart accents. The second sketch has three 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 photos, one 7 x 5 photo, one 4 x 4 photo, and one 3 x 4 photo and has a large background, vertical strips and is accented with stars and stitching. The third sketch has six 4 x 4 photos with several vertical strips, a banner, and accented with stars. The fourth sketch has four 4 x 3 photos and two 4 x 6 photos with a large background, banner pieces, and is accented with hearts and a camera.

Sketch Trio - $1.29
Three two-page sketches from a popular Allison Davis class held at a Scrapbook Generation event. The first sketch has two 3 x 3 photos, one 3 x 2 photo, six 2 x 2" photos, one 6 x 4" photo, one 4 x 4" photo, and one 4 x6" photo with lots of vertical strips behind a title block and journaling block. The second sketch has five 3 x 4 photos and two 6 x 4 photos with several vertical strips, a large title block and accented with arrows. The third sketch has five 3 x 3 photos, one 4 x 6 photo, one 3 x 4 photo, and one 6 x 4 photo with lots of banner pieces.

One-page Sketch - 49¢
A one-page sketch designed by Allison Davis, perfect for use with 6 x 6 paper pads. The sketch has three 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 photos with one 6 x 6 square with 6 strips for the background and is accented with hearts.

Two-page Sketch - 49¢
A two-page sketch designed by Allison Davis. There are two 3 x 5 photos, two 6 x 4 photos, and one 4 x 2 photo with squares, large title block and large journaling block accented with stars.

Boys/Father's Day Bundle - $10
• Includes: 6 two-page boy-themed sketches, 6 one-page boy-themed sketches, 4 boy-themed cards, 5 boy embellishment ideas/sketches, boy/father titles, and boy/father quotes.

And don't forget about the free sketch download for June...

Click here to go to SG's online store where you can download this one-page sketch by Allison Davis!

Employee of the Year!

As many of you know, it took the four of us a long, long, long, long time before we admitted we needed help at SG in order to continue to grow. Lindsey Amschler has been with us about a year, and she's something else! She was sick and missed a couple of days work at the end of last week, but came in yesterday morning for work. Long story short, she made it as far as the chair in the lobby. I've never seen anyone so pale!

She obviously was in no shape to work, or even stand up, so I sent her right back home. She said she hated to miss work because she knew we had so much to get done.

We found out last night that she went to urgent care and now has a good supply of antibiotics! It sounds like she may be out for a while, and we'll miss her, for sure, but as I told her, the Super Sketch Club never ends! It will still be here when she gets back!

Although it took us a long time to hire someone, we couldn't have possibly done any better. Lindsey's behavior yesterday makes me feel bad about the times over my life when I may or may not have stayed home with an ailment nearing the severity level of a hangnail. She was seriously ill and still tried to get here because she didn't want to let us down. How lucky are we? Very!

So, I know you'll be with us wishing Lindsey a speedy recovery!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fourteen new kits (13 are $10 or less!)

We've just added 14 new kits to SG's online store and 13 of them are $10 or less! In addition, we have two coordinating summer kits that have been marked down and are great deals.

Most of today's kits are in limited quantities (40 or less) or extremely limited quantities (25 or less). Because of this, purchasing must be done online at -- it is the only way we can control the inventory, because with the past few kit releases, some kits have been selling out in less than two hours. Please understand that we will be unable to accept phone orders, email orders, or Facebook or blog message orders for any of these kits. 

Remember that local customers can shop online and choose the free "in-store pick up" shipping option at check-out time. This allows local shoppers to purchase just as quickly as long-distance shoppers.
Click here to shop in SG's online store.


It's 'Sketch Week' on Allison's blog!

Tuesday, you'll be able to download this sketch -- for free -- as part of our June release of sketch downloads. Today, you can be inspired by SG's Allison Davis, who has created a cute and colorful layout with the sketch.

There's also an added bonus this month, with Katrina Hunt and Lynette Jacobs joining in the layout fun on their blogs, so hop on over to Allison's blog for close-up details of the layout above, and more info about when you can check out the layouts by Katrina and Lynette.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Now we know...

...that you absolutely love $10 layout kits! The kit release this past week was one of our quickest-selling groups ever. We've lost track of the number of phone calls and emails wondering why some of the kits aren't shown in SG's online store. The short answer? They're sold out!

We're scrambling to make more new styles in the $10-12 price range, and we'll announce them here on the blog late Monday.

To see the $10 kits (all with two or three double-page layouts) that are still available, click here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Project Life is here!

The entire line of Project Life products (minus a few albums that are backordered) is available now at both Scrapbook Generation in Springfield, and in our online store by clicking here.

Because this has been a highly anticipated product launch, and because we have divided our first shipment between our local store and our online store, purchasing must be done in person or online. Because we will have to carefully control the inventory in this quick-moving line, please understand that we will be unable to accept phone orders, email orders, or Facebook or blog message orders.

I fully expect to sell out of some of the more popular items quickly. American Crafts' first shipment of products is sold out, and they will not be receiving more until the end of June, which means we won't be getting more until early August. If there are specific items you want and we're sold out, we'll be happy to take your list and make sure we get what you need the second time around!

Project Life just arrived via semi!

Just as soon as Karin and Stacey can get things processed, we'll have every single item in the American Crafts Project Life release in both our regular and online stores! Later today, maybe? I'll let you know the minute things are available!