Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fresh from the printer...

While the boys were enjoying a nice warm evening splashin' around in the pool I kicked back, relaxed, and enjoyed my fresh, hot off the press Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 6.



Walking into the printers to see a table bigger than my kitchen covered in our books was an unbelievable experience. I was kicking myself for not having my camera with me. Stacey and I were giddy with excitement on the way back to the store. What was probably the most cruel thing we've done to Mom ever was trying to trick her into thinking they were messed up. Stacey was doing a pretty good job of keeping a straight face but I couldn't wipe the mile wide grin off my face. Mom fell for it for about ten seconds.

One thing you might notice in the picture is the new binding. Despite our printer's best efforts of trying to talk us out of it we weren't going to budge on having a spiral/comb type of binding. In my opinion scrapbook idea books and cookbooks should always have a spiral type of binding. If it's something I need to keep looking back to while I'm scrapbooking I want that sucker to lay flat! We did update it a little and got rid of the bulky comb binding and went with a smaller spiral binding. I for one love it! The pages turn so smoothly.

So tomorrow, (Thursday, July 1), is the big day that these babies go on the market. (The price for the book AND the shipping is $15.99.) To celebrate the official beginning of Scrapbook Generation Publishing I'm giving away a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 6 to one of my blog readers. Leave a comment before Thursday is over (12:00 a.m.) and I'll announce the winner on Friday. :)

93 comments:

Sunshine and Shadows said...

It looks great. I can't wait to get this one. I love your sketch books.

reen said...

That is a beautiful book. I'm never able to keep a "poker face" either, your poor mother. Congratulations on your accomplishment. I predict you're going to sell bunches!

Aphra said...

It is a lovely book, Ali! Way to go!!! I think the spiral binding is perfect. :)

CodyandTraci said...

Congratulations!!! The book looks amazing. I hope you and your family get the scrapbooking fame you deserve. Best of luck, Traci

Gina said...

Congratulations, so happy for ya'll! I agree, it does look amazing and I can't wait to get a copy. I have four of the five other sketch book and I absolutely love them!

Erica Hettwer said...

Sweet! I'm so happy for you guys! :D

Amy from KC said...

Ooooooh, it looks great! I can't wait to get my copy. I think it will be a roaring success. I am glad that I have my "first editions" from way back, though. I can point to them and say, "See, I knew them when..."

I like that the books lay flat. I agree that that is important. :)

sandra said...

Oh, I'd luv to win a copy of your new book! Thanks for the chance!

Scrapthat said...

BIG HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you and the Scrapbook Generations Crew!!! May you be bigger than any of you ever dreamed!
The spiral binding IS important, I mean what are we going to prop the book open with Glossy accents? I think not! LOL
Please, please count me in on the giveaway! I would love to get my hands on one of the sketch books! :)
Congrats again :)

Tracy Ott said...

It looks great Allison!! I have all the others and use them all the time!! My layouts always look great when I start with your sketches! So excited for you all!!!

Melanie said...

The new idea book looks great! I agree spiral binding is awesome!

Kim said...

I love your sketch books! This new one looks great. Thanks for the chance to win one :-)

Barbara said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your newest book!

mcscraps5 said...

I'm new to this site and the sketchbooks. Boy have I been missing out!! Would love to win this and then bust out of my scrapping budget and get the others!

tiffany said...

I love your sketches and would really love a copy of your new book! I can't wait to get one!

Sue Bone said...

Congratulations, the cover is gorgeous. Can't wait to place my order.

Mary Bez said...

Please, please, please pick me!! Love the sketch books that I have and cannot wait to order this one. Really looking forward to sketch week....you are so creative!

Kate Anne said...

I realli hope I get picked... I love working with your sketches, and I'm really excited about this...

dawn said...

The sketchbook looks great and I love that you kept the spiral binding. I love the sketch that's on the front and want to win this album!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. All of you should be excited and proud after all the hard work you do this is much deserved!! Thanks so much for turning it into a fun giveaway did I mention already how much I want this!!

Michelle*G said...

Love the new binding! The book looks very inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win.

JodyJane said...

WOW, looks great! Love the joking with "mom". I agree with the spiral binding, and everything looks wonderful. Love the new look

Kel said...

It looks beautiful! I agree, I wanna my book to lay flat also! GREAT CALL on that one, Allison! Congratulations!!

Jody B. said...

Love to look of the new sketch book. I can't wait to get it. Congrats!

JeanD said...

Congrats on another great book. Hope it goes really well.

Heather said...

Wow- Volume 6 congratulations. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. And I agree that the spiral binding is wonderful, it is so nice when reference books lay flat.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

awesome! can't wait to order this!

Marcia S said...

Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Laura J said...

Ooohhh, I'm so excited for Volume 6!!! Can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for sticking up for us with the spiral binding...that makes a difference!

Tiffany G. said...

The book looks great! Congrats on all your success!

Anonymous said...

It looks great! Great job to sticking with what you guys wanted! Sometimes it is tough to do that. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Amy S. (TX)

Kelly said...

I cannot wait to get one of these:) Looks great! I completely agree with you... it must lay flat!

jediflame said...

Yay!! I've been (im)patiently waiting for this to come out! :)

mmspiker said...

Can't wait to order this volume. Congrats on getting it done!

julie.schellin said...

looks great! thanks for a chance to win a copy

bonkdawn said...

Congratulations and best of luck with it!! Looks like a great book!!

Christy said...

Congrats on being "hot off the press"! thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Michele M said...

Congratulations! May this only be the start of many new and exciting changes for you ladies! Love the spiral binding.

Can't wait to get mine. I have been having 'sketch daydreams' lately(how soon can I scrap and which sketch should I use?)so why not add more fodder to the fire?

Mom2TwoBoys said...

I'm so excited! I feel like a crack addict looking for their next fix. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

TerriB said...

The book looks great. I can't wait to get a copy - maybe I will even be lucky enough to win one.

Karin said...

Congratulations on #6! I love your sketchbooks and can't wait to get this one

Penny Peck said...

Wahoo - you've given birth to Volume 6 - congrats!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the newest book! Can't wait to see it next to my other 5 books! Thanks for the chance.

Kim M said...

It is so exciting to see book 6 coming out. I know how hard all of you have worked putting it together, I am sure it will be a huge success! Can't wait to see it.

LeAnne Smith said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to get my hands on this volume as I've loved the others so much!!

Beatrice said...

Congratulations!!! It looks wonderful I can't wait to see all the great sketches inside:-)

Amy Powell said...

I am so glad you stuck to your guns on the binding! I always get annoyed when a book closes on me. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

AndreaFriebus said...

Crossing my fingers and hoping to win!!

senora_x said...

I discovered your blog and sketchbooks last month! I ordered 3 of them and have already scrapped 20 pages! Looking forward to the new one and hope you keep them coming!

Amy said...

Congrats! I'm sure it's a wonderful feeling to have that in your hands!

Erin said...

I totally agree with you about the binding. It's a real pain in the neck to have books that won't lay flat. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!!!

Danielle said...

Glad to see it off of the presses. I love the spiral binding because I also agree that idea books should lie flat.

Cheryl said...

Been reading you for a long time, Alison! I love all of the sketches that you have done on your blog. They have convinced to put your sketchbooks on my Christmas list this year. I love the new copy! Keep them coming and your great layouts too! :o)

Shirley said...

I love the new covers! The spiral binding makes it so easy to use and perfect for taking to crops.

Britia said...

Congradulations! I'm going to SG tomorrow afternoon and I can't wait to hold it in my hands! So, pick me! Pick me! :)

shelley said...

Cograts on the new book, it looks great.

Anonymous said...

Like you, I like a book that lays flat. This one looks like a winner!

Kathy R

Niki Estes said...

I just found your site and sketchbooks. I can't wait to see them in person. Congrats on the new one!

Colleen said...

You are so right about the binding- it needs to lay flat! Congrats on another great sketch book.

ScrapyTiff said...

So glad you stuck to your guns on the spiral binding! Can't wait to get it!

Jen Harkema said...

It's my b-day so I should be the winner! Pick me!

carolp said...

Love looking at sketches to plan my layouts. Congrats on your new book

Kristen said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is so amazing and awesome!!

Anonymous said...

I love using sketches to scrapbook. The binding looks great. I can't wait to see it in person!

Wendy Shoemaker

Anonymous said...

How exciting! It looks wonderful, and I can't wait to see it.

Kelly

Moe said...

I can only image the joy you are feeling right now. It must be great! I can't wait to get my hand on a copy of this book. Good luck I hope you sell out and have to reprint many more!

debbie susee said...

I would be such a happy camper if I won this sketch book!

nanapatty said...

I love the cover of the new book. I know it will be as wonderful and helpful as the other sketchbooks! Thanks!

Julie said...

I love the new look and cant wait to get it in my hands and get creative!

Sharon Worley said...

I've loved all the Sketches books and love that you are taking your books to the next level. The quality of the info is superior to anything else on the market and the new look reflects that - good job!!!!

CreativeChretin said...

congrats on the new book! I bet it's wonderful... I love your stuff anyways! :)

cmw said...

Oh how exciting! I simply can't wait to get my hands on this amazing book!! I'm positive it is fab! :)

Robbin said...

Yay! I have been waiting for this :) I have used your sketchbooks to kick some scrapbooking butt this summer!!! and I am IN LOVE with the results...Thank you for your creativity!!

Mandi said...

I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance and congrats on the book!

LJ13 said...

The book looks great! I love it when my books lay flat on the table.

LouAnn

kirstendrew said...

Wow...looks great! I am loving your sketches so much :D

Kirsten

AmyInKy said...

How exciting! I used to work in printing and have a (sick) appreciation for the smell of a freshly printed piece. ;)

Jannie McG said...

I'm so grateful for your wonderful sketchbooks! My family is really enjoying the six scrapbooks I've created this past year about them - most pages using your sketches! Thank you so much for helping me preserve my family's memories! Best, Jannie

donna k said...

i would love to win your book. i just love your blog.
thx
donna k

Alicia Garcia said...

The cover and binding look FABULOUS! I have two of teh volumes right now: 4 and 5 and I have so enjoyed using them!
Thank you for an opportunity to win and BEST of luck with your latest volume! <3 Hugs and HOOTS!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

WOW...this is AMAZING!!! Congrats on all of your achievements! I would love to have a copy of this volume!!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

~Misty

Patricia Grassa said...

I am in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but had to check your blog (as I do every day) to get my daily dose of scrapbook bliss! Congratulations on your awesome-looking sketchbook ~ you girls are "over the top!" Trish Grassa

Luv2talk said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your sketchbooks. I'd love to add this to my collection. Congrats on the NEW & IMPROVED look!

Can't wait!

~ Kim ~ said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy!! Love your sketches! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to Volume 6. I am going to watch for them in the stores in my area....and then brag that I know the authors. Congrats!

Linda from KS

Lindsay Jones said...

So cool! Love your sketches and your style.

The Adventure of Linds and Lyds! said...

What a great book! I am excited to get it really soon!

budletsmom said...

I can't wait to get a copy of this and I am so glad you kept the spiral binding I was actually wondering about that. It is important.

Penny Grimsley said...

Can't wait to get this!! So glad for ya'll to expand your vision of it!

Penny{scraps}

janetk said...

Allison- if you pick me, I promise to invite a friend or two to show them your entire 6 Volume Set (have 1-5 already) and will show them how to use your WONDERFUL SKETCHES)....woo hoo! Smiles!

Christel said...

I'm too late for the giveaway, but I'll end up buying Vol. 6 anyway since I have the first 5 sketchbooks and I gotta have the complete set. lol! Love the new look and binding, and love the fact the price is still the same on the sketchbooks. That's good to know.

amygirl said...

I've just recently learned of your sketch books and I'm quite impressed! I LOVE THEM! I just ordered Volume 2 and 6 and can't waqit to see them! Keep up the excellent work! I'm also equally excited with the new binding... My favorite cooksbooks and scrapbooking books have all had the spines removed and a binding put in! Thanks for saving me the time and money!

Kim Ross said...

The new book looks amazing! Pick me!!

racheT said...

Congratulations! I'd loveto win a copy of your new book! I have only been scrapbooking for a short time and need a lot of help and inspiration. Thanks for the chance!