Why Scrapbook? and FREE Smash Book Class(es)

epic day coverReasons Why You Should Start (or keep on) Scrapbooking: (if you don’t need any convincing and are ready to start- scroll down and see my special offer for a FREE Scrapbooking Class)

1. The National Geographic Society estimates than about 80 billion photos were taken in 2012 alone. That figure will only rise as more and more of our gadgets come with cameras. Every two minutes more photos are taken than were taken in all of the 1800’s combined! Something needs to be done to sort and pare down those memories into a usable, practical format.

2. Researchers in Great Britain discovered a mood booster that works even better than chocolate, wine, or music! What is it? Looking at pictures of your loved ones! Studies showed that viewing personal photos of family, friends, and trips they had taken significantly lifted people’s moods. The next time you’re down, pull out an album and you’ll feel better in no time! This also makes scrapbooks the perfect gift for elderly or isolated people who live far from family.

3. Socialization with people with similar interests has long been recognized as part of a healthy, happy life. While you can get together with friends without scrapbooking, it is one great way to make a regular time for yourself to catch up with friends in our busy world.

4. Researchers at UCLA discovered that looking at pictures of a loved one reduced pain levels. Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to get your mind off a painful physical condition or as an activity during recuperation from surgery.

5. Scrapbooking has also recently been proven therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Disease, by helping the patient remain in the current context, giving them activities to connect with their families, and reducing disassociation. It also helps caregivers see the patient as a real person who lived a full life. Scrapbooking is a wonderful multi-generational activity! Grandparents and children can work side-by-side to create a special family memory album!

6. Giving a completed album to a student at their graduation is a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Leaving room for inserting other photos and memorabilia is a good idea too!

7. What better present for a special anniversary than a memory album of photos of the happy couple and their family?

8. Going to a wedding, bridal shower or baby shower? Scrapbooks, supplies, and washi tape are perfect for the recipient to begin her own scrapbook collection.

9.  If you have limited space, are on a budget, or need duplicate albums quickly (say for grandparents, teachers, coaches, or a team gift) then digital scrapbooking might be for you. My Digital Studio (MDS) is our software for creating digital scrapbooks (in many sizes) but also creates flyers, newsletters and dvd’s of picture slideshows! Want to give it a whirl? We have a 30 day free trial if you want to try MDS and see if it would work for you. Not sure how to use MDS? I have found thousands of you tube videos for almost every step of using My Digital Studio, plus there is a free website where you can post questions and get inspiration and layout ideas, and more. The website is http://www.mydigitalstudio.net

10. As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I am here to help you with all your scrapbooking needs- I can be a creative coach, encourage you to start or finish, and can help you pick out the perfect supplies for your album(s).

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Layout ideas are all over the internet, they are called “sketches” and can be a great starting out place for you, if you’re unsure of how to get started.

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We have an AWESOME new line called “Epic Day, This and That”- pictured here are the album, stickers, washi tape, designer series paper and a rotary stamp! This collection is so versitile, perfect for scrapbooking family trips, summer vacations, graduations, weddings, birthdays, or even your pets! Let me show you how easy it is to complete an album in one night! That’s right- one night! Bring 40-50 photos and pre-order this Epic Day This and That bundle from me by August 1st, and you will receive a FREE Scrapbooking class! (Three dates are planned as of now, more will be added, if enough interest!)

Here’s what you’ll be receiving:

Epic Day This and That Journal #131268 $10.95
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers #131271 $4.95
Epic Day This and That Washi Tape (3 rolls) #131269 $4.95
Epic Day This and That Rotary Stamp #130133 $5.95
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper #130814 $10.95

This adds up to $37.75 in product, with shipping/handling/tax it comes to $44.86
Well do I have a deal for you! Order this bundle from me before August 1st, (pay via cash, check or credit card) and I will throw in a free snail refill on top of the free class! {Class value is $15, snail refill is $5 value- so you are getting a $20 value from me as my special thank you!} You will have use of my stamps, inks, punches, Big Shot and dies. (Scrap bin will be available as well).

Here are the possible dates (so far):

Thursday August 22nd 6-10 pm (Clean up will start at 9:45 pm).

Sunday August 25th Open Hours Noon to 6 pm (come for any 4 hours you choose), clean up will start at 5:45 pm.

Friday September 6th 6-10 pm (Clean up will start at 9:45 pm)

Think you’ll need more than one class? Add on a second (or third) class for only $10 or free with an additional $25 in Stampin’ Up Products ordered that night. You might want to order a 2nd album, your papers, stickers, washi tape and rotary stamp will certainly not be used up from one album!

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Classes will be limited to 8 people per class. Want to do this in your home with your friends and family? Consider booking a “Smash Book” (as these albums are called) Party- contact me for availability. You would earn Hostess Rewards just like any of our other workshops- once your party reaches $150 in product sales. Contact me for more details.

There are many reasons to scrapbook, including that it is just plain FUN! Stampin’ Up has tons of scrapbooking supplies to suit your style, whether traditional or digital, or a combination of both (hybrid). Just do it! Your family will be so glad you did.

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items.

Think of me for baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

I do birthday parties, kids craft days, holiday decor and private events.

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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