Sunday, March 30, 2014

Markdown Monday deals: online & in-store!

It's time for Markdown Monday!

• Online shopping for the deals above runs from midnight Sunday (March 30) through midnight Monday (March 31) -- Central Standard Time. (We've created a new category with all the Markdown Monday deals!)
• Local shopping at SG's Springfield store is 10 am - 6 pm, Monday, March 31.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New at SG's Springfield store...

Pebbles: Special Delivery Boy, Special Delivery Girl

We R Memory Keepers: Inked Rose

Crate Paper: Boys Rule

Echo Park: Hippity Hoppity; Reminisce: Happy Easter

BoBunny: Happy Tails

Reminisce: Mini-Themes

Adorn It: Family Patchwork

Friday, March 28, 2014

Which do you choose?

We need your help! We need a few more answers for "The Great Divide" question for the April issue of CREATE. From the people and answers selected for the magazine, we'll draw a random winner who will receive an SG sketch ebook.

Do you create a layout by starting with a sketch, or do you like to create the entire page design yourself? Explain your choice.

Please email your answer to by midnight Sunday, March 30. (Comments here on the blog will not be accepted.)


Thursday, March 27, 2014

March sketch downloads are ready!

It's download day and there are a ton of new sketches by Allison Davis available for download! We can only hope that perhaps these spring downloads will encourage the weather to be more spring-like. It's been so cold this week so far! Fingers crossed that this is the last of it until next winter.

Spring1 photo

• Mini-bundle: Spring (one-page sketches) - $2.29
Five spring-themed one-page sketches. You can get more information or purchase by clicking here. 

Spring2 photo

• Mini-bundle: Spring (two-page sketches) - $2.29
Five spring-themed two-page sketches. You can get more information or purchase by clicking here. 

Fourpack photo

• Four Pack - $1.79
Four two-page sketches all featuring 10 photos. You can get more information or purchase by clicking here.

Trio photo

• Trio - $1.29
Three two-page sketches from an Allison Davis kit. You can get more information or purchase by clicking here. 


• One-page sketch - 49¢
One, one-page sketch. You can get more information or purchase by clicking here. 


• Two-page sketch - 49¢
One, two-page sketch. You can get more information or purchase by clicking here. 

The next one isn't a new bundle of sketches but we are sharing it too since it has a spring theme.


• Spring bundle - $10.00
The Spring bundle has 6 one-page sketch, 6 two-page sketches, 6 embellishment sketches, 4 card sketches, spring title ideas, and spring quotes. You can get more information or purchase by clicking here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Markdown & in-store!

Two ways to shop...
• in our Springfield store;
• in our online store.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A mini-tour of our progress...

It isn't finished, but we made lots of changes since Tuesday evening when we started this whole process. As we've learned over the years, if we move one section of products, it usually means that we'll end up moving lots of other sections. And that's what happened! Very few things are in their old places. It was lots of work, but we're thrilled with the results.

Here's a quick tour of the big picture and what we have accomplished to this point. All the small "fine-tuning" and decorating details will come over the next few days.

The new area replacing the third and fourth check-out areas. Room for lots of small embellishments, plus a great place two display all the new DIY items by American Crafts.

A new display and shelves allow us to gather glitters, mists, and inks all in one place.

Shelves in the new products area provide room for better arranging of products.

All of the SG sketch books finally have a place of their own!

The view from the entrance. New, tall displays add room for so much more product than before.

The travel items are finally all in one place! And tools have a new home.

View of the travel section from another angle.

New "waterfall" racks mean we can have more stickers in one place than before.

One of the best changes...a row of paper displays (like the ones we still have for cardstock) were moved out and these spinners added in that place. Paper collections can be seen so much better!

All the seasonal and holiday items are now in one spot.

More waterfall racks let us relocate our "wall of Thickers" and actually display more of them than before!

The new pocket page area in the front of the store.

Lots of new goodies at SG!

American Crafts: All the new DIY albums, banner sets, bags, tags, tools, stamps, and so much more!

Pebbles: Garden Party

Crate Paper: Oh Darling

Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes Styleboard

Fancy Pants: As You Wish, Be Different, and Nautical

We R Memory Keepers: Sheer Metallic

American Crafts: Summer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today's before photos...

This morning, we're sharing the "before" photos with you. Last night, Jeremy and Stacey moved these new fixtures in place, and we're working today to fill them, and also reorganizing some areas of the store. If things go well, I'll show you what these areas look like later today!

New fixtures in the front corner where the third and fourth checkout areas used to be.

Two additional areas of new fixtures.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day sale...17% off!

From now until midnight Monday, take advantage of 17% off the entire online store (excluding kit clubs and gift cards) in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Use coupon code LUCK17 to take advantage of this once-a-year offer.

And don't get a kickback of 10% on your purchases in our online store. Check out the full details of our fabulous rewards program at

Friday, March 14, 2014

New goodies at SG!

We R Memory Keepers: beautiful new 12x12 albums, 4x4 albums, and pocket-page "Albums Made Easy" sets
New We R Memory Keepers 12x12 albums
New We R Memory Keepers 12x12 albums by Teresa Collins -- lots of glitter!
The cutest albums ever...4x4 ring binders, matching "Albums Made Easy" sets, and plenty of 4x4 refills! These are designed for those cute 2x2" Instagram photos!
The new Teresa Collins-themed "Albums Made Easy" sets by We R Memory Keepers are glittery and have great card designs!
Authentique: Suave

Authentique: Flourish

KaiserCraft: Paradiso and Base Coat; We R Memory Keepers: Game Day

KaiserCraft: Confetti

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sketch Day Two for March...

Please join us Saturday, March 15 for Saturday sketch sessions by Allison Davis (top layout) and Debbie Sanders (bottom layout).

How it works:
• Pre-register for sessions at 10am or 2pm by calling 417-886-0440 or emailing;
• Bring basic tools and adhesives;
• Receive two free computer sketches;
• Make one double-page layout, your favorite of the two choices;
• Pay for papers used -- the total usually comes to a little over $4.

• To make both layouts, order a duplicate set of paper when you register. Order must be placed prior to the Saturday class.
• To purchase the embellishment add-on (shown below), order it when you register. (This embellishment is not used on the layout samples shown above.) All embellishment add-on orders must be placed prior to the Saturday class.

• Purchase kits through SG's online store. (Not available for shipping or pick-up at SG until Monday, March 17.)
• The fee for a kit is $6. Shipping is an additional $6.99.
The best deal for our long-distance customers? Join the monthly Super Sketch Club and get the Super-Saver three layout kit, the Sketch Day One layout kit, and the Sketch Day Two layout kit (materials and sketches for five double-page layouts plus two bonus sketches -- a $24 value) for $20 plus $6.99 shipping.

• 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 $1.99 sheet of embossed stickers. This embellishment is not used on the layout samples. (Add-on does not increase your shipping fee!)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Kits, add-on embellishments, and duplicate sets of papers for the March Sketch Day Two will not be available online until Monday, March 17.

Ordering kits and add-on embellishments or enrolling the Super Sketch Club and/or Super Sketch Club Double Up is done at (Please see the above announcement.)

Work in progress...

We are slowly getting the new displays in place and stocked. The K & Company shelving in the window area is gone, and in that place, six huge new units that provide SO much more room for products.

The plan at this point is to use this area for pocket-page style scrapbooking products. There are dedicated areas for different brands that produce these items, including My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, and Simple Stories. We even have room to hang the page protectors so it's easy to see all the different styles!

We'll have at least two more areas where the new displays will add room. We've already placed several that cover the classroom windows, and still to go, we'll be removing the second checkout area, which we've only needed during huge events, and transforming that corner into an area for cardmaking and small embellishments. Getting to use that area on a daily basis will be a much better use of the space!

We are all amazed at how much better the store looks already, even partially finished. Can't wait for everyone to see the completed renovation!