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....."


Scrapthat said...

Anniversary!! You all look FABULOUS!
Wishing you many many more to come! :D

Jennifer Cowan said...

Thank you for a great Saturday morning! I didn't mention it but I am so grateful to have SG in my backyard. You have a great store with all the latest and greatest, the best Saturday layout classes and great customer services. Thanks for keeping on!

Tam said...

Looks like an awesome time!
Great photo - you coordinate with each other and the cake!

Teresa said...

Looks like a really fun day and wish i lived closer!!