Friday, October 31, 2014

new allison davis sketch downloads!

• Mini-bundle One-page Sketches - Halloween
Five one-page sketches with a Halloween theme designed by Allison Davis. The first sketch has three 4 x 4" photos with a large journaling block and lots of banner strips accented with jack-o-lanterns. The second sketch has three 2-1/2 x 3-1/2" photos with a large background accented with vertical strips and spiders. The third sketch has two 3 x 4" photos accented with three large witch hats. The fourth sketch has two 3 x 3" accented with vertical strips and lots of ghosts. The fifth sketch has two 4 x 4" photos and two 2 x 2" photos with a large tree accented with jack-o-lanterns, a star banner, and a spider.

• Mini-bundle Two-page Sketches - Halloween
Five two-page sketches with a Halloween theme designed by Allison Davis. The first sketch has one 7 x 5" sketch, three 3 x 5" photos, and four 2 x 2" photos with a design made up of vertical strips and accented with jack-o-lanterns and flourishes. The second sketch has two 6 x 4" photos, three 3 x 4" photos, and three 3 x 3" photos with a design made up of horizontal strips accented with ghosts and flourishes. The third sketch has three 4 x 6" photos, six 3 x 3" photos, and three 2 x 2" photos with a large background accented with banner strips, a big spider web, and dangling spiders. The fourth sketch has six 4 x 4" photos and three 2 x 2" photos with a fun witch hat design accented with star banners. The fifth sketch has three 6 x 4" photos, three 3 x 4" photos, and three 2 x 2" photos with a large tree accented with jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and spiders.

• Sketch Trio
Three two-page sketches designed by Allison Davis from our Boy Crazy Kit Club. (The sketches are from 2014 - May, June, and July). The first sketch has two 4 x 6" photos, two 3 x 3" photos, four 2 x 2" photos, and one 2-1/2 x 2-1/2" photo with a large background and pockets with journaling cards. The second sketch has three 4 x 6" photos, one 3 x 3" photo, two 2-1/2 x 2-1/2" photos, and two 2 x 2" photos with a large background accented with vertical strips, arrows, and stars. The third sketch has one 4 x 6" photo, six 3 x 3" photos, and two 2 x 2" photos with vertical strips, a large background and is accented with stars.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New at the Springfield store

The entire color selection of Prima mists -- the ones everyone fell in love with during the Ken Oliver classes!
Christmas collection by Doodlebug

Echo Park winter collection

Carta Bella: Warm & Cozy
We R Memory Keepers Tri-Fold magnetic mat

Petaloo: mistable flowers and more

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

announcing: 2015 Create team members

Scrapbook Generation is so happy to announce its 2015 CREATE team. This 36-member group is set to bring you scrapbooking inspiration, starting with the January issue. We're welcoming back 11 members from the 2014 team, and adding 25 new members selected from over 300 applicants.

Now it's time to let the team members introduce themselves.

Lindsey Amschler
Springfield, Missouri

Papercrafting is my passion and favorite pastime. I have been scrapbooking and cardmaking since 2003. I have been in love with creating art all my life. I started with crayons and construction paper and now I create scrapbooks/altered papercrafts. I am addicted to this craft and I love every minute. I work at Scrapbook Generation by day and scrapbook at night.

I enjoy teaching classes and design a monthly card club for Scrapbook Generation. I've been published in CREATE, Cricut magazine, guest-designed for October Afternoon, and have an exclusive line of acrylic stamps with Lil' Inker Designs. This is my second year on the CREATE team.

Wendy Antenucci
Palm Bay, Florida
I am married to my wonderful hubby of 15 years and we have six kids, ranging from 12 - 1. I started scrapbooking shortly after my first child was born in 2002. I am a stay-at-home mom and homeschooler, so I tend to scrap during my kids’ rest time. It helps clear my mind and get me through the rest of the day. 

I have designed for Pebbles, and currently design for Bella Blvd, Simple Stories, and Anna Griffin. I have been published in Creating Keepsakes, Cards, CREATE, Scrapbook Trends, Scrap365, PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking, Scrapbook & Cards Today and various online publications.

Christy Arthur
Battlefield, Missouri
I love art and photography and love to combine those passions with the hobby of scrapbooking. I love that I can combine the artistic side of myself and the storytelling side of myself in order to preserve memories for my children. I have a 10-year-old girl, five-year-old girl and 3-month-old baby boy and love to tell their stories.

My style is simple and clean, usually quite linear, and slightly eclectic. I come from an architecture background, so there is a definite linear feel to most of my scrap pages. I love the challenge that scrapbooking provides as well as the relaxation of just indulging my creative side. I love that moment when everything comes together in a way that just feels right.

I have been featured by Basic Grey, Scrapstreet's magazine, Club Creating Keepsakes, Two Peas in a Bucket, and Ella Publishing. I have been published in Creating Keepsakes magazine, CREATE, and was on the Sketch Support design team.

Estrella Barba
Ciudad Real, Spain
I’m 30 years old and from a small town in Spain. I’m a primary school teacher, and all the free time I have is dedicated to my little daughter, named Leire (you can see it in most of my projects) and my other passion, the scrapbook.

I am currently on the design team of Up & Scrap, here in Spain, along with six other partners. I’ve also been a designer for Escrapearte.

Lindsey Bateman
Lac LaBiche, Alberta, Canada
I have been married to my husband Matthew for six years. 2014 has been an incredibly momentous year for us as we welcomed our first baby, our son Madix this past March.  Since Madix's arrival, our life has definitely been turned upside down,but in the best way possible. He fills our life with so much joy and laughter...with its shares of challenges thrown in for good measure. He has definitely become the main subject now in most (if not all) of my scrapbooking projects, and at seven months he is learning to love the camera and even strikes a little pose here and there.

I am currently a design team member for both Heidi Swapp and Ali Edwards Digital. My work has been featured in Make Pretty Stuff...An E*Idea Book (vol. 1 & vol. 2), CREATE, and Simple Scrapbooks.

Ruth Bonser
Sydney, Australia
I have two kids, five and six years old, and have been married to my wonderful husband for 10 years. I love to snap photos every week of their cute baby faces that keep changing every year and to jot down notes and stories about the big and little things in our lives. It keeps changing so fast! Sometimes it is hard to find the time to scrapbook, but pairing happy photos with pretty products just brings a smile to my face every time.

My design teams include CREATE, Scrappy Canary, and Traci Reed Designs. I’ve been published in Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, Life.Paper.Scrapbook, and of course, CREATE.

Stacia Brandt
Manheim, Pennsylvania
I am married to an amazingly supportive man named Keith. I have a daughter named Alyson, a son named Rilen, and one Pitbull fur baby named Roxy. We live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  

My design teams have included Creative Scrappers, Let's Get Sketchy, My Scraps N More, Scrapbook Challenges, and I’ve been on the guest design team for Queen & Co.
I’ve been published in CREATE, Scrap n Art, Creating Keepsakes, Life.Paper.Scrapbook, Bella Blvd Newsletter, Scrapbook News and Review, and Get Inspired.

Laurie Danielle
Columbia, South Carolina
I live in Columbia, South Carolina with my husband, toddler daughter, and cat. When not answering to the call of "Mommy!", I work at a local community center creating innovative programs for families, spend time trying to tame my yard, bake bread and cookies, and of course, paper crafts! I’ve only been scrapbooking for about four years, but I studied art in college and loves to bring in knowledge of art and design into my everyday layouts.

My design teams include SEI, Paper Camellia, and me & my BIG ideas.

Victoria Freze
Odessa, Ukraine
I'm Victoria from a wonderful city at the Black Sea. I'm 32 and this spring my daughter was born. This made me happy even more than I could imagine. I love to create, to dream, to read, to walk, nature, colors, music and I really love my life.

Last year I created for Fancy Pants Designs, Lemon Owl, 3rd Eye, The Rubber Cafe and Memory Maze. My latest publications include Scrap365, CREATE, and
Скрапбукинг. Творческий стиль жизни.

Penny Grimsley
Plano, Texas
I started scrapbooking in 1994, when I had the cutest four-month-old baby boy cooing at me, and pictures piling up everywhere, begging for a home. Twenty years later, I have scrapped my way through a full, rich, blessed life mothering two sons, to a nest now emptying. I work full-time to support my two sons’ college life, and am now enjoying my happily ever after with my husband and best friend of 27 years, and my adorable Westie, Truman.

I found SG in 2010 and immediately fell in love with the sketches - and was later thrilled to meet the creative family foursome at a megacrop in Missouri. They are aptly placed in the Show Me state - and I love how my scrapbooking has morphed over the last four years as I have developed my style through their inspiring sketches and creative layouts. You can find me most days piddling around after work in Scrap Central with some paper, a sketch, my Silhouette Cameo and my photos, crafting the life I love.

My past design team work includes Sketch Support and The Crafty Scrapper, and guesting in CREATE magazine.

Katrina Hunt
Springfield, Missouri
I am Katrina, and I am currently owned by four Cardigan Welsh Corgis, who appear in my layouts from time to time (or a lot of the time)! I've discovered as an adult that I love to create and craft. I was never the artsy type while growing up, unless you count cutting my doll's hair. I have been scrapbooking since February 2009, when I decided to make a mini-album for a friend. I love color, the more the better. And I cannot forget layers, love those also. I like to scrap everyday life and never know what the subject of my project might be. 

My design teams include Imaginisce, ThermOWeb, GCD, 3 Birds Design, A Flair for Buttons, and CREATE. I’ve been published in Scrapbook Trends, Cricut Magazine, CREATE, and several online publications.

Noey Hunt
Woodinville, Washington
I am a wife, a full-time mom to two active little boys ages two and four, and an avid crafter. I just endured my seventh (or more) lifetime move to a new state. Our family will be spending this year settling into our new home and exploring our new stomping grounds. I can't wait to see how the change of scenery inspires my scrapbooking.

Design teams have included CREATE and Sketch Support, and I’ve been a Pagemaps contributor.

Diane Iversen
Mt. Vernon, Missouri
I am a wife and a mom. I have a full-time job as an administrative assistant, but in my free time, when I am not scrapbooking, I backpack, bicycle and volunteer. I have been scrapbooking since my daughter was a baby; she is now a senior in high school. I am a self-taught scrapbooker and I love to dabble in a little bit of everything. My pages reflect that style which I usually refer to as "organized chaos." Sometimes my layouts are simple, other times I have to have something on every inch of the page. I just keep adding to the page until it feels balanced and finished.

Since I have been scrapbooking for so long, all of my daughter's pictures are carefully immortalized in my scrapbooks, I now stalk my friends for pictures and they happily hand over stacks of photos. My daughter willingly goes along with my crazy staged photo ops just so her scrappy mamma can have pictures for the next layout, although, my three dogs are not quite as happy about my enthusiasm for photography.

I have been published in CREATE, and I’ve also been a guest designer for Making Memories' blog and Allison Davis's Sketch Support blog.

Lynette Jacobs
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
I have been married to the love of my life for 35 years. I have three children who have blessed me with six grandchildren. My children and grandchildren inspire me to scrapbook and keep record of the memories we make together. I am the family "photographer" and memory keeper.

My design teams have included The Scrappiest, Sketch N Scrap, Scrap Africa, Scrapbook Studio, and Sketch Support. I’ve been featured in the Scrap Affairs publication.

Mary Ann Jenkins
Lakewood, California
I’m from sunny Southern California. I have three awesome boys, one sweet little princess, and a wonderful husband that are the subjects of many of my scrapbook layouts. I love recording the memories and stories we create in our everyday lives. I’ve been scrapping since 1987, when I heard a commercial on the radio about learning to preserve family memories. Creative Memories was just beginning as a company and I thought it sounded interesting! A few patterned papers and decorative scissors later I was hooked, and never imagined scrapbooking would become a passion, or that I would have a room in my home dedicated to the hobby. When I am not in my scrapbook studio making a mess, I enjoy flea markets, spending time with my family, shopping for hours at Target, taking my camera everywhere I go and bracelets. A girl can never have too many bracelets! 

Design teams I’ve been a part of include Chic Tags, 3 Birds Studio, Imaginisce. Publications my work has been featured in are Scrapbook Trends, Create: Mini Albums, Cards, Cricut, Memory Makers, and CREATE.

Rebecca Keppel
Gilbert, Arizona
In a former life I was a corporate attorney living in San Francisco. In 2005, after our daughter was born, my husband and I moved out little family to Arizona. In 2007 our little guy was born. I have been scrapbooking since 2005. What started as a way to create a baby album turned into so much more. I had always loved writing and taking pictures so when I discovered scrapbooking I was immediately hooked! I love recording memories and playing with new product as much as learning new techniques and studying the finer points of photography. I tend to be a clean and simple scrapbooker, but I like to add machine stitching and other fun elements to my layouts. I also enjoy card making, blogging and Instagram.

Design teams I’m currently on are Simple Stories, Therm O Web and Scrapbook Circle.
My work has been featured in Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooking and Cards Today, Paper Crafts, and Jot.

Tasha Key
Jonesboro, Arkansas
I've been married to my partner in crime, Jason, for 14 years. That feels like forever and not very long all at the same time. I'm a stay at home mom to our two-year-old son. Riley keeps me on my toes at all times, but gives lots of great scrapping opportunities. We also have a 15-year-old niece, Becca, that we like snatch away when ever we can. We love to travel and are often on the go.

My scrapbooking time is kind of odd. I've been buying supplies for 14 years but making pages for significantly less time. I still thinking scrappy shopping is one of my favorite parts of this hobby; there is just nothing like pretty new papers.

I've spent a design team for the Stick It Down blog. I've also had layouts featured on the Allison Davis blog and

Moon Lee 
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
I'm from Taiwan and got married with my lovely husband, who is from a small town in Malaysia. Since he has worked in Singapore two years ago, I started my packing and flying life among Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. I'm very close to my parents and my brother's family, so that you can see my nephew and niece very often on my layouts.

Design teams and guest spots have included Odd Bird Planet, The Scrapbook Carton, Color Combos Galore, and More Cards Challenge. My work has been published in Jot, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking, and Get Inspired.

Suzanna Lee
Glen Allen, Virginia
My name is Suzanna and scrappin' is my game! The cast that make up my crew includes my husband of 15 years, Michael, and our children; 12-year-old Nikolas and 8-year-old Mia. Belle, our cat, is backstage manager of this motley crew. We love to travel and be outdoors. The kids are year-round competitive swimmers so it's a rare occasion that you find us home. As I'm sure you can imagine, it's not often that I am lacking in pictures to scrap. Life is good!

Design teams include Pebbles Inc, Imaginisce, and Core'dinations. I’ve been published in Papercrafts & Scrapbooking, Scrapbook & Cards Today, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, Card, Create: Stamping, Create: Sketches, and multiple online publications, including CREATE.

Monique Liedtke
Delft, The Netherlands
I live in The Netherlands with my husband, three kids (Manon 17, Timothy 15 and Mats 9) and our cocker spaniel, Jippie. I started scrapbooking about 11 years ago and am totally addicted; there’s nothing I’d rather do! I don’t have my own scrap room, but I guess you could say I claimed just about the whole house. I would love to spend every day scrapping from morning till night, but as that’s not possible I work part-time in a small HR office in town.

There are many reasons why I love this fabulous hobby; of course because I’m preserving our memories, but also because of all the new friends I’ve made and because it helps to clear my head in a busy and hectic life: when I scrap I forget everything and anything.

My design teams include Doodlebug, Imaginisce, Pretty Little Studio, Creative Scrappers, Scraptastic, and Scrapbook Magazine UK. I'm lucky enough to have my work published in Scrapbook Magazine UK, Scrapbook Trends, Create (Northridge Publishing), Inzpira Magazine (Swedish scrapbook magazine), Jot , Life.Paper.Scrapbook, Scrap Art Zine (Germany).

Cynthia Llorens
Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil
I live in beautiful country Brazil in São José do Rio Preto. I've been creating ever since I can remember. My passion for crafting and scrapbooking grew stronger about two years ago and I've been crafting ever since then. I love to spend time creating in my studio and hanging out with my little daughter Marcella, who is my inspiration. I also have Sergio 27 and Isabella 20; both live in São Paulo. I have a wonderful husband, Marcello.

I love the shabby chic style. I enjoy making pages, now I start to make mini-albums and make my  flowers. I also love to alter and deconstruct old/vintage items and fabrics.
My other passions are photography and cooking. I love to share my photos through layouts .

My design teams are Heart and Soul, Scrapping Outback, Frosted Design, and Nani Ke Ola. I have been published in Guia Do Scrapbooking, Albuns Decorados, Life and Paper, and Scrap Stree.

Jennie McGarvey
Newburgh, Indiana
I am a stay-at-home mom to three boys that keep me very busy. They are involved in all kinds of activities (mainly sports) that keep me and the whole family on the go. I've been scrapbooking since I was 12 after a trip to California, but in the current style since right before my eldest son was born in 2001.

In January of 2011 I decided to get involved online, add my projects to galleries and submit for publication. I've been fortunate to have my projects published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends and Cards.

Juliana Michaels
Cleveland, Ohio
I grew up in a creative household loving art, design, and making things with my hands. I give all the credit to my creative mother who loved to paint, sew and draw. My mother also photographed her daily life and kept all of these photos stored and displayed in photo albums. Nearly 15 years ago I found her true passion in paper crafting and scrapbooking, thanks to the combination of being exposed to these creative activities and photographic documentation of my daily life.

I am married to Danny, my best friend and the love of my life. I’m also mom to a golden retriever named Lincoln and an american paint horse named Woody.

I have been a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry since 2007 working for manufacturers Bo Bunny, Bella Blvd, Elle's Studio, Pebbles, and Jillibean Soup. My projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books: Creating Keepsakes, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking & Beyond, Scrapbook Trends, and Cards.

Julie Mowen
Birmingham, Alabama
I live in Birmingham, Alabama, with my husband of 36 years. I have three grown children, and four amazing grandsons, whom I adore. I began scrapbooking about 15 years ago when a friend gave me a gift card to the local scrapbook store. The rest, as they say, is history. When I'm not creating layouts, I also enjoy traveling and photography.

I am on the Nuts About Sketches design team. I've have had a layout published in the e-book "Story Telling Strategies" by Ella Publishing and Big Picture Classes.

Latrice Murphy
Aurora, Illinois
I'm the mama of three wild and crazy kids (8, 5 and 3) who test my every mothering skill daily. I've been married for 11-1/2 years to my best friend George, who one hundred percent supports my love of blogging, design, papercrafts and photography. We live in Aurora, Illinois and have always been Illinoisans. We met in college at a track meet. I'm a small business owner who makes all things crafty, from party decor to accessories. You can find some in my Etsy shop. I also work for Bella Baby Photography and run my own photography business from home. Life is always busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Right now it's all about family, being creative in different parts of life and moving up in this world.

I’ve been on design teams for May Arts, GlueDots, LilyPad cards, and SRM Stickers,  and have been a guest designer for Lawn Fawn, Freckled Fawn, Little Yellow Bicycle, Glitz Design, Avery Elle, and Neat and Tangled. I’ve been published in PaperCrafts, Creating Keepsakes, and Scrapbooks Etc.

Jowilna Nolte
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
I live on a bushveld farm with the God-sent love of my life, and two Jack Russell furry children, Black and Jack. After living in the city for a few years the tranquillity and beauty of mountains and a lake that surround us is simply inspiring. We can throw open the doors without any worry. Apart from the odd cold-blooded visitor looking for a warm spot to hibernate, we lead a pretty boring existence. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by nature while we spend our days creating beautiful projects, practising photography and laughing a whole lot!

I’ve been on design teams for Couture Creations, Scrapbook Challenges, and The Wholesaler. I’ve been published in Somerset Studios Take Ten Magazine, Somerset Studios Catch Up Issues, and various local South African publications.

Colleen O’Keefe
Racine, Wisconsin
I have been married seven years to my husband Ed. Our children are furry and four-legged. Ginger and Roscoe are both Shih Tzu mixes and my favorite scrapping subjects. I always say I want to come back in another life as not just a dog, but one of my dogs...they are spoiled rotten! I've been scrapping for just over seven years and started when I was walking in Walmart late one night and wound up in the scrapping aisle. I picked up a $20 kit and thought what a good idea for my college pictures. I went to Archivers the next day and was hooked!

I’ve been a member of the Hannah's scrapbook store design team.

Erin Reed
Pflugerville, Texas
I am a military wife, a stay-at-home mom (my children give me wonderful pictures to scrap with), with two boys and two girls. I was a teacher (high school science) before I stayed at home, and I love to scrapbook!  My first love is my family; they mean everything to me. My second love is crafting, especially scrapbooking.

My design teams have included Paper House Productions, The Robin's Nest, Prima Ambassador, Momenta, and Susan K. Weckesser. I’ve been published in Let's Get Sketchy, Scrap n'Art, Stamping Stationary and Scrapbooking, Life.Paper.Scrapbook, and Scrapbook News & Review.

Heather Robertson
Anchorage, Alaska
I was born and raised in Northern Ireland, but now live in another amazingly beautiful place: Anchorage, Alaska.  I share a home with husband of 17 years, Dan, son Nathan (age 16 and becoming very independent) and daughter Lauren (age 14 and becoming increasingly antisocial). We are ruled by our three cats - Meow, Athena and Deshka, and a Chesapeake Bay retriever Willou. Apart from scrapping I also love to play racquetball, mountain bike, and travel.

I have been on design teams at a number of sites but most recently at My Scraps and More, Let's Capture Our Memories, and Sketches 4 All. I've had cards and layouts (paper and digital) published in Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbook and Cards Today, Scrapbook Trends, Layout Blueprints, Scrapbooking Memories and Cards magazine.  I've also been in online publications Scrapbook and News Review and Let's Get Inspired.

Steffanie Seiler
Portland, Oregon
My husband and I have been married for 18 years. We have two rapidly growing boys, ages 16 and 11. We also have two pets, a cat named Lucy and a dog named Toby. I work very part-time as a postpartum nurse and spend the rest of my time either scrapbooking or running.

I designed for Craft Warehouse (a local craft store chain) where I created layouts and other paper crafts for their store displays. I have been a member of several challenge blog design teams (currently, Child's Play Challenges and Scrap Our Stash). I have been with CREATE magazine since its inception in January of 2014. I have been published in Creating Keepsakes magazine and Let's Get Inspired.

Irit Shalom
Rehovot, Israel
I am a 50-and-something-years-old working dentist. I was born in the former USSR and moved to Israel 42 years ago. I am married for 32 years to a retired high police officer and mother of four children, two boys and twin girls. All of them are grown-ups and it gives me a lot of spare time for my crating. Other than paper crafting I am addicted to folk dancing: this is our mutual 16-years-long hobby. And the last, but not the least is our travel addiction: we visited more than 50 different countries and have more in our travel list. I am most versatile in styles and kind of projects, but I try to add some mixed media touch to each of my creations.

For last 4 years I designed for more than 20 manufacturers and for much more as a guest designer and for some I still design for my fourth and third years. Right now I design for a few companies around the globe, including Paper House Productions (USA), Tando Creative and WOW! Embossing Powders (UK), Inspired by Stamping and Meg's Garden (Australia), Rubber Dance (Norway). I was published in several online magazines, and published in print in Craft Stamper, Scrap 365, Idea books,Scrapboking Memories, Just Cards and Rubber Stamp Madness.

Nikki Sivils
St. Louis, Missouri
Well, I guess it's a given that I love scrapbooking, card-making and anything to do with paper!  I also love to draw, cook and take everyday life pictures, which all come in handy with my scrapbooking too. I'm a step-mom to Henry (19) and a dog-mom to three dogs that all are a huge part of my scrapbook pages. I'm married to the love of my life for over 10 years now and we reside in St Louis. I've been scrapbooking for over 20 years, before it was even popular and you had to cut images out of magazines.

CREATE in 2014 was my first design team gig, but I've worked with many companies in the industry when I owned my own paper manufacturing company and we had product swaps and blog hops. I've been published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Etc, Card Makers, Paper Crafts, Creative Spaces, Simple Scrapbooks, Australian Scrapbooker and CREATE.

Denise Storck
Arlington, Virginia
I'm married to my high school sweetheart, have three children and a Great Dane. I love to travel, make cards and digi scrap.

I was a member of Can You Digi It design team. I've been published in CREATE, Creating Keepsakes, and the Stamper's Sampler.

Glenda Viljoen
Benoni, South Africa
I live in a city just east of Johannesburg with my husband Gary, two sons Byron and Kyle, and a talkative African Grey Parrot. My professional qualification is teaching where I taught children for many years – that was until I discovered scrapbooking. I am now fortunate to be able to combine my passion for scrapbooking and a business. I own SA Scrapbook Convention, an event company that organizes scrapbook and mixed media events in South Africa. In 2010, I attended Ranger University in New Jersey, USA and am a certified Ranger Instructor. My primary goal is to take scrapbooking on a never ending journey beyond mundane, repetitious themes and content.

I’m part of the Fancy Pants Designs team and a Prima Marketing Educator. My work has been featured in local magazines in South Africa: Scrapping & Kie magazine, Craftwise magazine, Cream of the Crop book. International publications include CREATE, My Prima Place, and the Fancy Pants Designs eMag.

Missy Whidden
Frostproof, Florida
I've been married to Marshall for over 14 years, but we've been together for over 20.  He was my college sweetheart, even though we went to high school together. We have two beautiful little girls who are both autistic and nonverbal. Life at our house is never dull or boring!  Both of our families live close by, so it's easy for family get-togethers. I am a stay-at-home mom and fitness instructor. When I'm not doing things with the family, I teach spinning and body pump at our local YMCA. I absolutely love helping people get healthy. Scrapbooking and exercise are both therapeutic for me. I love working with patterned paper, paints, stencils, and die cuts, and my newest obsession is my sewing machine!

My design teams have included My Mind's Eye, Chickaniddy Crafts, My Scraps & More, Creative Scrappers, and The Cut Shoppe. I've been published in CREATE and in the Bella Buzz.

Monday, October 27, 2014

November Super-Saver layouts...and big weekend plans!

Super-Saver Scrapbooking sessions for local customers...
• We'll make these three layouts Saturday, November 1 in the Debbie Sanders Super-Saver Scrapbooking sessions. Cost is an amazing $9 for all three layouts. Call 417-886-0440 to register and pre-pay. Sessions are at 10 am and 2 pm.

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

Ordering kits:
• The fee for a kit is $12. (Shipping is an additional $6.99.)
• Local customers should choose the free "pick up" shipping option. Your kit will be available at SG on Monday, November 3.

Joining the Super Sketch Club:
• The best deal for our long-distance customers! Get this kit, the Sketch Day One layout kit, and The Sketch Day Two layout kit (includes materials and sketches for five double-page layouts, plus two bonus double-page sketches -- a $24 value) for $20 plus $6.99 shipping.

And there's more...
Local customers: Saturday, November 1
Spend $25 and get this free layout kit!
 Saturday Crop: 
Attend the "no frills" Saturday crop -- 10 am - 5 pm.
Fee is $10. Call 417-886-0440 to register.

Online customers: 
Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2
Spend $25 and get this free layout kit!
(The free kit offers for both local and online customers are one per person, per family. Qualifying purchases exclude gift cards, kit clubs, and classes.)

tammy tutterow christmas classes!

We're thrilled to announce the two classes that Tammy Tutterow will be teaching at SG in November! Tammy's classes at SG have always been jam-packed with techniques, ideas, and products. Call 417-886-0440 to register for one or both of the classes.

Here are all the details.

Merry Memories
Date: Friday, November 14
Time: 6-8 pm
Fee: $50
Merry Memories is a vintage-style binder full of pocket pages and inserts for recording holiday memories. The format makes it easy to record quick memories with notes, journaling, snapshots,  and memorabilia. This format is perfect for those focusing on quick memory keeping this holiday season.  This class includes ink and paint techniques as well as page and insert templates to fit in the Tim Holtz Worn Covers books. Class members will complete the cover of the book which includes paint and inking techniques in class. You will go home with patterns, embellishments, and ideas for customizing the inside content. All students will also receive a download online class version of this class.

Bring to class:
• craft sheet
• ink blending tool with extra foams
• heat tool (if you have one)
• Tiny Attacher or stapler
• standard hole punch
• bone folder
• craft pick or die pick
• adhesive tape (like Super/Wonder Tape or Xyron High Tack Tape)
• quick-drying clear glue (like Helmar 450QD, Zip Dry, Beacon 3n1)
• timmer
• ruler
• pencil

Christmas Collection Folio
Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: Noon-4
Fee: $50
Create a unique memory album using a Tim Holtz Folio. The folio is packed inside and out with dimensional and interactive elements using products from Tim Holtz, Ranger, and Sizzix. The mini album is perfect for documenting the holiday season with vintage style and charm. The inside is full of tags, photo cards, journaling spots, and even a mini mini-album! We will even include some techniques that you will be able to use again in other projects. All students will also receive a download online class version of this class.

Bring to class:
• craft sheet
• ink blending tool with extra foams
• heat tool (if you have one)
• Tiny Attacher or stapler
• standard hole punch
• bone folder
• craft pick or die pick
• adhesive tape (like Super/Wonder Tape or Xyron High Tack Tape)
• quick-drying clear glue (like Helmar 450QD, Zip Dry, Beacon 3n1)
• timmer
• ruler
• pencil

Sunday, October 26, 2014

time for Markdown Monday!

Markdown Monday deals are good at
and the Springfield store.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New sketch book on the way!

We're excited to announce that we will have a new sketch book ready for you in just a matter of days!

Sketches for Christmas, with 24 sketches by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders, contains matching layout samples by Allison, Debbie, Suzanna Lee, and Lindsey Amschler. You'll find inspiration on every page!

We tried to think of every Christmas scrapbooking situation. There is a layout with pockets to hold favorite Christmas cards, several innovative variations of Christmas trees, clever uses of ornaments and large wreaths and gifts, and even an advent-type layout for all those Instagram-size photos.

The book is in the printing phase, and just as soon as it is available, we'll have it ready for purchase. You'll be able to choose from the hard-copy print version or the ebook. Both will be available at the same time.

A Christmas card and tag sketch book is in the final design phase and will be headed to the printer next week! It contains 18 card and 18 tag sketches, plus color samples.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

october super sketch club

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

Ordering kits:
• The fee for the kit above (three layouts) is $12. (Shipping is an additional $6.99.)
• Local customers should choose the free "pick up" shipping option. Your kit will be available at SG on Wednesday, October 22.

Joining the Super Sketch Club:
• The best deal for our long-distance customers! Get this kit, the Sketch Day One layout kit, and The Sketch Day Two layout kit (includes materials and sketches for five double-page layouts, plus two bonus double-page sketches -- a $24 value) for $20 plus $6.99 shipping.

• Purchase kits through SG's online store. (Not available for shipping or pick-up at SG until Wednesday, October 22.)
• The fee for a kit above (you choose which ONE layout to make) is $6. Shipping is an additional $6.99.

• To occasionally make both layouts, order a duplicate set of paper from SG's online store.
• To always make both layouts, enroll in "Super Sketch Club Double Up." For an additional $10 per month, receive a duplicate set of materials for the Sketch Day One and Sketch Day Two portions of the club. (You will be able to make both Allison layouts and both Debbie layouts.)
• You can order an embellishment that coordinates with the layouts above. The embellishment is a $4.99 ephemera pack. This embellishment is not used on the layout samples. (Add-on does not increase your shipping fee!)

• Purchase kits through SG's online store. (Not available for shipping or pick-up at SG until Wednesday, October 22.)
• The fee for a kit above (you choose which ONE layout to make) is $6. Shipping is an additional $6.99.

 • To occasionally make both layouts, order a duplicate set of paper from SG's online store.
• To always make both layouts, enroll in "Super Sketch Club Double Up." For an additional $10 per month, receive a duplicate set of materials for the Sketch Day One and Sketch Day Two portions of the club. (You will be able to make both Allison layouts and both Debbie layouts.)
• You can order an embellishment that coordinates with the layouts. The embellishment this week is a $3.99 set of stickers. This embellishment is not used on the layout samples. (Add-on does not increase your shipping fee!)

To join the Super Sketch Club or order any of the layout kits or add-on embellishments, click here.

New at the Springfield store...

New dies from My Favorite Things

New dies from Lifestyle Crafts (We R Memory Keepers)

Echo Park: Home For the Holidays

BoBunny: Candy Cane Lane

Authentique: Grateful

We R Memory Keepers: Shine

Crate Paper: Open Book

Simple Stories: DIY Christmas

We R Memory Keepers: new 4x4 albums perfect for Instagram photos

Sunday, October 19, 2014

time for Markdown Monday!

Markdown Monday deals are good at
and the Springfield store.

Monday, October 13, 2014

the october issue of create is live!

We hope that you enjoy the October issue of CREATE.

It's free!
It's filled with tons of inspiration...201 pages!
Have fun, and share with your friends.

Click here to read and/or download CREATE. 
Carta Bella is the featured brand this month...beautiful inspiration from their team!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time for Markdown Monday!

Markdown Monday deals are good at
and the Springfield store.

New at the Springfield store

Little One by We R Memory Keepers

Merry & Bright by Pink Paislee

We've sold out twice of these two extra popular dies -- they're back in stock!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New at the Springfield store...

It Factor by We R Memory Keepers
September Skies by Heidi Swapp
New embossing folders and dies

Thursday, October 09, 2014

New Christmas collections...

Echo Park Christmas Cheer; Pebbles Home for Christmas; American Crafts Be Merry

New embossing folders and dies

Monday, October 06, 2014

Store sketch days announcements

For October only, we won't be hosting the Sketch Day One and Sketch Day Two sessions at the Springfield store.

Allison and I are working non-stop to finish the two Christmas sketch books and get them to the printer on time. I'm afraid if we stop and do anything else, we won't make our deadline!

Later in the month, we'll show all the components of the Super Sketch Club (Super-Saver, Sketch Day One and Sketch Day Two). They will be available for individual purchase, and club members will be able to see the contents of the October kit, just like always.

create team to be announced soon

We were overwhelmed with the number of applications for the CREATE team for 2015. 
Over 300 scrapbookers applied, including people here in the USA, and internationals.

Although it's a huge job, I have truly enjoyed reading the applications, and looking at all the beautiful projects that were sent as part of the process.

I absolutely hate having to disappoint anyone.
But although we're going to have a large team, I can't pick all 300ish of you!

I will make the final decisions and announce the new CREATE team the week of October 27.

Changing the Subject:
• I'm totally excited about CREATE for 2015.
• So many ideas swirling in my mind on how to tweak the magazine just a bit 
to improve it for our readers.
• So much talent out there just waiting to be featured.
• 2015 is going to be a fabulous year!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

It was a very happy birthday!

Thanks so much for the fabulous birthday celebration at the Springfield store this weekend! SG owners Karin Rush and Debbie Sanders have been doing this for 10 years!
Yummy birthday cookies sent by one of our long-distance customers.

The snack buffet...and cupcakes!

Beautiful flowers from one of our international customers!

Prima educator Ken Oliver teaches a patina technique on Friday evening.

Lots of special sales going on during the Saturday celebration.

Ken Oliver taught free mini-classes all day long on Saturday.

Stacey Atchley, store manager, chats with Ken Oliver. Stacey manages the online inventory and website, responds to customer emails, and takes care of all things technical.

SG owner Karin Rush and all-round fantastic employee Lindsey Amschler. Lindsey designs clubs, teaches classes, and makes beautiful projects for CREATE magazine.

SG's "creative genius" Allison Davis and sons Drew and Jackson. Allison's work with Creating Keepsakes magazine years ago brought her national attention, which in turn helped Scrapbook Generation grow from a local store to an online business with international impact. Her layout sketches are used by people worldwide. 

We are so thankful to our local customers/friends (and some not-so-local) who were at the store Saturday to share the day with us. It was a special time! We gave out lots of free kits, had over 60 people in the "super-saver" sessions, made lots of cards, and ate a few cupcakes! So many of you shared good wishes with us for many more successful years as a local store, and all those comments were appreciated.

As we have mentioned before, there is an independent message board that is extremely supportive of Scrapbook Generation. Because these ladies couldn't attend the local celebration, many sent cards, and even cookies and flowers. While we were having fun with our local crowd, the message board gals were sharing in the excitement...from around the globe! There were SO many nice comments. The one below was especially touching.

Written by one of our long-distance customers 
 (who was actually able to visit in person earlier in the year.)

"Thank you ladies for all you do...

For being an example of getting it right in this industry...

For the endless inspiration and fabulous creativity...

For providing awesome customer service...

For being innovative (Bank It is pure genius!)...

For being my virtual LSS...

And for being all around nice people!  

It's a joy to support your business because you are all so nice!

Yay Scrapbook Generation!!!  Congrats on 10 years....and many more....."