Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Opening a New Door

"I feel so adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened and I'm not afraid to look behind them." - Elizabeth Taylor

Not too long ago my husband and I used to joke around and say, "You know you're small time when you can be the author of a book and also be the publisher, printer, binder, and shipping department."

After years of designing, composing, printing and binding our own sketch books the time has come to take the next step. It's funny to think that what started as a simple Saturday activity at our store has turned into something that scrapbookers all over the world are taking notice of.

Starting at the CHA Trade Show at the end of July, Scrapbook Generation will begin selling our Sketches for Scrapbooking books to scrapbook stores all over the country. Yup, you heard me right. There is a possibility that Sketches for Scrapbooking could be in a store near you! (and this is perfect timing for the newest edition, Volume 6!)

I have been absolutely floored at the amazing things people have said about me and our books on Two Peas in a Bucket and other message boards. Thank you! If you don't have any of these books or you own a scrapbook store and are thinking Sketches for Scrapbooking might be something you want to carry, read a few of these threads. It's a great opportunity to see what others are saying about our books. Just click on any of the links below.

"I'm gonna shake things up today with my LO's! (using Allison Davis sketch books!)"

"I just ordered 2 Allison Davis sketch books!"

"...I ordered FIVE of the Allison Davis sketch books!"

"Allison Davis Sketches - which book should I get?"

Another exciting part to all of this is that Sketches for Scrapbooking will now be professionally printed. The covers are getting an updated facelift as you can see here.


The content will remain the same with 30 double-page sketches and they are going to look better than ever!

If you want to see Sketches for Scrapbooking in your LSS, be sure to let them know! We are very excited to be in booth 648 across from other Springfield scrapbooking company, Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.

:)

27 comments:

Erica Hettwer said...

I've got one word for you...finally! :D
So excited for you!

dawn said...

This is AWESOME NEWS!! Now even I on the East coast can enjoy this surprise. I'm so very happy for you and your family. I'm somewhere by me a store will have your sketch books and then I can go get them. Yeeeeh!! I think the new cover looks great, very colorful!! Congratulations SG you are hitting the big times!

Allison said...

Congrats!!! That's really fantastic. So happy for you guys. :)

goldyfish said...

Congrats. You guys deserve to go to the other level. You are so talented. I know you will go far.

Laura J said...

Wow, fantastic news! So glad you wonderful sketch books are going to be more widely available!

nanapatty said...

As one of my grandsons loves to say "Awesome!" This next step shows how you have influenced and impacted countless families with your inspiration as we scrapbook our memories. A very heartfelt thank you.

scarthur said...

Amazing!! Congrats!

Sunshine and Shadows said...

How exciting. I hope my lss will carry them.

Anonymous said...

I've just stumpled upon your blog and love it!!! Your sketches are awesome, I will have to order your new sketch book!! Congrats!

Crystal

Anonymous said...

Congrats on such a huge accomplishment!

Amy S from Texas

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I love your sketches and the monthly sketch week blogs. Would be cool if CK would pick up your sketch weeks for a monthly column, then have you develop a "sketch class" at CKC! The possibilities are endless!! Way to go Allison!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! I have all your sketch books (love them) and can't wait for Vol. 6!

AndreaFriebus said...

Congratulations!! The new cover looks great!

CodyandTraci said...

Congrats!!! You and your family have amazing talent. I live in Utah, and all of the scrapbook stores have been overrun by big craft stores. Do you know if stores like Hobby Lobby or Robert's Crafts are going to carry the books? I hope so:)

Samantha T. said...

Congratulations, Allison!

ShellyJ said...

Congrats!!! how exciting for you :)

Amy form KC said...

That is such great and amazing news! I am soooo happy for you all. I wish you so much success with this new venture. I have a lss up here in KC that I will start lobbying to carry your books. Maybe you could even come up here and teach a class on modifying the sketches...

The new cover looks great! You know what would also look great? Color pictures of layouts made from each sketch, like sketch week in a book. I'm just saying... :)

Congratulations to you all!!!

amber henderson said...

congrats i just orderded books four and five and im excityed a 6 is coming out these are my favorite sketch books and you are my idol !

Stacey Atchley said...

Amy, maybe Ali could come up and do a sketch layout class, I could do a card class and then we could all hit a Bon Jovi concert? ;)

Allison Davis said...

CodyandTraci, we sure hope they do. We aren't limiting anything or anywhere! :)

Amy, we had discussed the possibility of me traveling (a little) to teach people how to use the sketch books and get the most out of them. So it could happen. :)

And sketch week in a book, it could happen. I'm just sayin'... ;P

Stacey, I'm so on board with that!

Thank you everyone so much for congrats and kind words. I'm so excited and have had a silly grin plastered on my face ever since we decided this was the road we were going to take. Thank you so much for believing in us and loving our books. You are all why this is possible for us. :)

Nancy S said...

You've certainly taken me out of my scrapbooking rut, these sketches are so easy to follow! I'm happy to reccommend them to every store I go into!

Luv2talk said...

It's about time! Best of luck. I'm sure they'll do well. THEY ARE THE BEST BOOKS EVER!

:)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Wow! I own a store in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and I will be going to your booth at CHA and putting in an order for sure! I have been following your blog for quite awhile and I would love to bring your sketches to our store.

Steff said...

This is awesome news! I can't wait to see your sketch books on store shelves! How wonderful for you AND for us!

goshery said...

WOW! Congrats to you - how exciting!

Allison Davis said...

Carolyn, I look forward to seeing you there! :)

Scrap*Funattic said...

Allison - for those of us NOT attending CHA Summer * :( *how do we get your book ordered?!?! I own a scrapbook store in kansas and we've LOVED your sketches/designs for quite some time!! We'd love to carry it!! Please let us know!!