Friday, August 07, 2009

A few "Happiness Is..." album sneaky peeks

Supplies needed: just need the basics- scissors, paper trimmer, black or brown ink (your preference), ruler (optional), journaling pen, and adhesives (for paper, ribbon, embellishments).

So what kind of pictures do you need?
Gretchen has the album broken down into sections with these headings/titles: Family, Friends, Home, Love. If you want to gather some of your favorite photos that fall under these categories that would be great. You can also just bring a few random photos of things that make you happy to include.

If you want to/ have time to you can also complete a "homework assignment": Using 10 words or less, complete this sentence, "Happiness is..." And complete that sentence 50-100 times.

For example, some of Gretchen's are:
Happiness is...not having to set the alarm clock.
Happiness is...comfortable blue jeans.
Happiness is...finding money in a pants pocket.
Happiness ice cold Dr. Pepper.
Happiness is...dinner dates with Lee.
etc. etc.

You don't HAVE to bring any pictures or do any pre- journaling. All of that can be added later- but some people want to leave with their album complete!

8 Days! Yay!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gretchen's optional class

Gretchen sent us a class description and *sneak peek* of her optional class she's teaching Saturday night! So exciting :)

“Just do it!”

Having trouble explaining to those at home why you need an entire weekend away from them for non-stop scrapbooking with your girlfriends? Need some tangible evidence to take home with you to convince them that it was worth it?? Then you need this class! You will leave with 5 completed layouts and learn great techniques & design principles that will hopefully spark your creativity to make the weekend fun and productive! You will get to use a variety of papers & products from companies like American Crafts, Basic Grey, Hambly, KI Memories, Little Yellow Bicycle, and My Little Shoebox. This will be a fun {and very productive} couple of hours!

Don't forget to let us know if you want to sign up for this class when you call to register..... we only have 30 spots available for it! Yikes! :)

See you soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hotel Information

I have reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn and Suites. This is a new hotel right at the exit, about 2 miles from the VR Civic Center.

The gave us a special rate of $69 for a double queen or king room. There are only 15 rooms reserved in this block though and the offer expires on August 5. You must let them know that you're booking for the Sweet Memories Birthday Bash or use my name Erin Waters.

They have free continental breakfast and an indoor pool and fitness center.

Click here to see photos and get directions.

Call (678) 941-3401 to book your room.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sneak Peek as promised!

This is just a small sampling of what you will get in your kit for the class "Happiness Is..." that Gretchen will be teaching. The value of the albums' contents is over $75! This line has just recently released and has been a HOT seller in the scrapbook world!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Saturday, August 15- Sunday, August 16 (Our Birthday!)
9:00 AM- Until ??
Villa Rica Sports Complex and Civic Center
Click here for map and directions
Cost: $125

What will that include?

This will be an event like none other we've thrown before- much more than just your 'average crop.' We have had a fabulous time during our first year in business and we want to celebrate with YOU! This first year has been a *WILD* ride and we are excited to march ahead with some great new ideas that you will be the first to hear about.

This weekend you will experiment with products, try new techniques and get your hands dirty! We want you to leave this event inspired, exhausted, and ready to kick your scrapbooking up a notch!

Class 1 : "Happiness Is...."

Full 20 page 6x12 album from American Crafts taught by Gretchen McElveen.
Gretchen is quite an accomplished scrapbooker. She is a Memory Makers Magazine Master: 2008-2009. She designs for KI Memories, My Little Shoebox, and Scrap in Style TV. She has also designed for companies like Hambly, Junkitz, Scrap Etc and Create My Keepsake. She was a Creating Keepsakes 'Scrapbooker of the Year' finalist in 2008 as well. She has been published in numerous magazines including Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, and Simple Scrapbooks.

You can visit her blog here.

Class 2: "SNL"-Saturday Night Layouts (optional class- Cost:$20)

It'll be a party Saturday night when you create some hip layouts with Gretchen using some of scrapbooking's trendiest lines from companies like My Little Shoebox, KI Memories, American Crafts and more!

Class 3 (included): "Designer's Showcase"

Let Sweet Memories designers leave you inspired as you create an altered project that will show you how to use some of the latest and greatest products and techniques out there in all your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.

**Continuous crop from 9AM Saturday- 3 AM Sunday and 8AM Sunday- LATE! Even though we'll have room for 100 people you will have plenty of space to spread out and make your masterpieces**

**Unlimited access to all of our equipment and supplies including Cricut Expression machine and 35+ cartridges (we will have new ones we will be debuting at the event!), Accucut machine and dies, cutting tools, punches, 50+ stamp sets and ink, embossing heat tool and powders, and lots more!**

**Lunch and Dinner on Saturday
Dinner on Sunday
All you can eat snacks and treats...Not to mention

**Goodie bags with some GREAT gifts from Sweet Memories and our sponsors.**

**A wearable gift item that will knock your socks off ;)**

**Lots of games and FABULOUS prizes to be won**

**Since we are having the event at the VR Civic Center we will be bringing the store to you! All the essentials will be there and we'll make runs to the store to help you get your scrapbook fix**

**You will be able to buy the brand new CHA items that arrive from the show FIRST**

**Discount and coupon book just for you to use during the event**

**PLUS- the design team is cooking up some 'entertaining' surprises you're sure to love**

We're also going to have a live auction for you to bid on some great scrapbook goodies. You'll be able to earn tickets for participating in some fun activities before the event. Everything you do will earn you tickets that can then be redeemed for prizes!

Pay your deposit by July 12 to earn your first 15 tickets! Refer a friend and have them put your name in the note section during checkout and earn 15 more!

Register/ Open Crop- Saturday 9 AM- 12 PM
Lunch and Opening Festivities- 12 PM
"Happiness Is..." Part 1- 2 PM
Dinner- 6:30 PM
"SNL"- 8 PM

Open on Sunday- 8 AM
"Happiness Is..." Part 2- 1PM
"Designer's Showcase"- 5 PM
Dinner- 6:30 PM

If you have any questions feel free to call us 770.832.7033 or
email me at

*Tables will seat 4 or 8 so if you have a group you'd like to sit with, please designate one person to represent your group and have them send me an email with all members of the group. We will try to accommadate you to the best of our abilities.

Be sure to check the event blog again for more info
and sneak peeks of projects and activities starting on Friday, July 10.

Pay your deposit now at EventBrite.