Friday, August 27, 2010

It's going to be a great fall at Scrapbook Generation!
I've been a busy girl. I just finished organizing all the orders I've done lately, and I came up with over 70 paper collections that will be arriving over the next few weeks. And that isn't all. There are about 10 more companies that I'll also be ordering from, so it's going to be a continuous flow of new goodies for the next couple of months, and Scrap-a-Palooza and Scrapmania are going to be the best shopping experiences ever!

We'll keep a steady stream of new collections going out here at SG, but we're also stockpiling at least 60 of the collections to debut at Palooza and Mania before they're out here at the store. I don't think any event anywhere can match that!
Update on Tammy Roberts mini-album class...
There are no spots left in the Halloween in Wonderland mini-album class with Tammy Roberts on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 am. Thanks to everyone who has signed up!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

'Halloween in Wonderland' mini-album with Tammy Roberts...

We're proud to show you the next class project by the talented Tammy Roberts. She'll be showing how to make this petite and packed with details mini-book featuring Graphic 45's new Halloween paper collection. Lots of techniques are used in the project, which features stitching, doilies, and lots of clever ideas. Each page is something different, and this album would make a great keepsake for yourself or a great gift for someone else.

The class fee is $15, and is offered Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 am. To register, just stop by SG or give us a call at 417-886-0440.
Twelve colors of Prima butterflies arrive...

Blame it on the "Two Tammy's." Ever since guest teacher Tammy Tutterow and local teacher Tammy Roberts used butterflies on their creations, we've been overwhelmed with requests for the fluttery creatures. Finally, we have 12 different color combinations of Prima flowers and matching butterflies...something for everyone. I'm not usually a butterfly person, but the red one is so beautiful that I may have to find a way to use it on something!
New products on the way...
• School Spirit by Crate Paper has shipped;
• A huge variety of hunting, fishing, camping, travel and family paper by SugarTree has shipped;
• Heebie Jeebies by We R Memory Keepers has shipped.

If I find out specific arrival dates, I'll let you know!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All six new collections by BoBunny are here!

There's something for everyone! School, Christmas, winter, and rock star are just some of the themes, and there are some very unusual, very different embellishments for the six groups. See you soon!
November 6 birthday 'Super-Savers' full, but we're working on a solution!
Thanks so much for the overwhelming response to our sixth birthday hoopla coming up on Saturday, November 6! Here on the blog, we announced that registration would start on Thursday, and we filled up about 40 of the 120 spots very quickly. On Sunday, I sent out an email newsletter with the announcement that registration was open, and Monday was like nothing I'd ever seen. We filled up the 80-ish remaining spots before the store opened on Tuesday!

Right now, we're doing a waiting list, and although we have several people on it already, I urge you to go ahead and sign up. We were working with table arrangements last night, and we may be able to open up four more spots at each session, for a total of 144 people! Wow!

BoBunny arrives today!
Just as soon as we have all the six new collections priced and ready to buy, I'll post photos here.

And on Thursday, Prima butterflies.
You asked for them, and we're delivering! On Thursday, we're getting a good-sized shipment of butterflies and matching flowers of every color by Prima.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Give summer a great send-off with the Allison Davis sketch class this Saturday...

Hope you can join us for the Allison Davis free sketch sessions this Saturday. We'll be making the layout above, using the Sunkissed collection by BoBunny. (If you would like to choose other papers, that's always an option.) The cost to make this layout will be about $4. The sessions are at 10, 11:30, 1 and 2:30. Just call us at 417-886-0440 to register.

Note to Super Sketch Club members: Yes, this layout will be included with your August kit!
Scrap-a-Palooza registration is on a roll...
I always try to keep you updated on the registration numbers for Scrap-a-Palooza, because we don't want any of our "regulars" to get left out of the fun, so here's the latest. I just talked to Chris Louzader at the radio station, and things are really moving fast!

They started the radio advertising last week, and the numbers are moving up quickly, like they always do when the ads begin. This mega-fun mega-crop is set for Saturday, September 25 at Remington's. Palooza is our signature event, and there's absolutely nothing that can compare in the categories of shopping, freebies, demonstrations, classes, location, amenities, convenience, and atmosphere.

I've already started ordering a complete new store for us to bring to the event, and the new paper collections available will be out of this world. The latest in Halloween, autumn, and Christmas papers will be there, as well as a multitude of other themes by pretty much every paper manufacturer out there.

I'm not going to mention specific collections until later, but here are many of the companies that will be available. We'll have OVER 60 new collections for your shopping pleasure.
• My Mind's Eye
• The Girls' Paperie
• KaiserCraft
• Creative Imaginations
• Imaginisce
• Making Memories
• BoBunny
• Bella Blvd.
• Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker
• ANW Crestwood/Paper Company
• Best Creations
• My Little Shoebox
• Three Bugs in a Rug
• Prima
• We R Memory Keepers
• Graphic 45
• Webster's Pages
• SugarTree
• Crate Paper
• Pink Paislee
• Moxxie
• Scrap Within Reach
• Cosmo Cricket
• BasicGrey
• October Afternoon
• House of Three
• Scrappin' Sports
• Jillibean Soup
• Studio Calico
• Scribble Scrabble
• American Crafts
• Karen Foster
• K & Company
• Little Yellow Bicycle
• Reminisce
• 7 Gypsies
• Pebbles
• Doodlebug
• Fancy Pants
• Lilly Bee
• KI Memories

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sixth birthday 'Super-Saver Scrapbooking' sessions almost full!
It's been a crazy phone day at SG today. The phone has literally been ringing all day, and with about half an hour before we close for the day, there are only six spots left of the 120 available for our very special Super-Saver Scrapbooking sessions on Saturday, November 6. I just wish we had more room and could take another 120!

And just a reminder that if you want to be eligible for an added gift from Lead Fiskateers Rebecca and Angela, special Fiskars crafting ambassadors and our guests for the birthday weekend, you need to become a Fiskateer yourself. To do that, just go to (there's a link on the right of this page) and follow the simple directions, which include sending an email.

Thanks so much for the wonderful response to our announcements here and by email newsletter about registration opening for Nov. 6. There are lots of familiar names on the Super-Saver list, but also some new people we're excited about meeting. It will be fun showing you how we celebrate birthdays here at Scrapbook Generation.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Designers Challenge Club projects from the July packets...

This past month, the club members worked with a colorful collection of papers, die-cuts, and stickers from Crate Paper, plus chipboard by Scenic Route and some embellishments by Maya Road. Here's what members of the club created.

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Debbie Sanders, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Amy Henbest, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Diana Iverson, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Crystal Moody, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Annetta Svagera, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Diane Schnake, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Jane Claas, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Charlie Meeks, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Esther Miller, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Christa Allgood, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Shirley Hall, below...

Projects by Designers Challenge Club member Kathy Casella, below...