Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CREATE

Scrapbook Generation's CREATE magazine is now available!


It's got over 200 pages of creative papercrafting awesomeness! And, it's FREE!


Click here to get your copy!

Between being extremely sick (hello emergency room, iv fluids, and antibiotics!) and working on this magazine I haven't had many chances to blog in the new year. I didn't even blog about the launch of our new website and online store at scrapbookgeneration.com!

Our goal is to become a local scrapbook store, virtually. As my moss (mom/boss) put it, "Those words spell out our all-out effort to be everything to our online customers that we are to our local customers."

Here's some more information about the new website via the SG store blog:

With the launch of the new website we're also unveiling a new loyalty program for online shoppers. The big picture? It's identical to the loyalty program for our local customers!

It's simple.
• Spend $50 and receive a $5 coupon for your next purchase. (The $50 in qualifying purchases excludes kit clubs, gift card purchases, taxes, and shipping fees.)
• Shopping totals are cumulative, so the $50 doesn't all have to be spent in one order. It can be spread out between two or more orders.
• After you reach the $50 total, within 12 hours you will receive an email with your $5 off coupon code.
• From time to time, we will have special double and triple point promotions just like in our Springfield store.

In addition, US orders over $75 ship free.

Other information about the new site:
• Once you create an account you can track old orders, see which downloads you have purchased, create wishlists for yourself and to share with others, and save multiple shipping addresses, and more.
• Thousands of new items have been added to the store, with more being added daily. (And with Winter CHA just around the corner, the new collections will start rolling in soon.)
• Products are now divided not only by brand, but by category.
• Local customers can also shop the website. They will still be able to choose the free "pick up" shipping option and we'll have the order ready to pick up at SG after 24 hours. (And now, local customers who do this will still be getting rewards points on their orders!)
• It will be impossible to have identical products in both spots. There may be products available online that aren't in the Springfield store, and vice versa, although we'll try our best to have things are uniform as possible!
• In a few weeks, there will be a gallery where users can upload and share photos of projects.
• Also in a few weeks, we'll switch to a new blog. Right now, the old blog is linked to the site and will continue to be used for a while.

Between the new magazine and the new website, I'm excited to see what is in store for Scrapbook Generation this year!  


9 comments:

Scrappy Jean said...

I really like the new magazine--I cannot believe how many ideas it has. MOre than replaces CK for me.
Is there a way to download the sketches? I couldn't find a way.

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Jean

Allison Davis said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the magazine! :)

Here's the link to the downloads:

http://scrapbookgeneration.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=221_412

If you go to the home page at www.scrapbookgeneration.com, click downloads on the pink menu bar (above the slideshow), then click CREATE sketches on the left menu and that will take you to the downloads from the magazine. I hope that helps! :)

justasiam said...

Allison, I went to download the free sketches by clicking on the link you provided in the above comment. However, in order to download them, I was required to provide a credit card number. Can I still download them without providing a credit card number (since I don not have to pay for anything I prefer not to do this online). Please advise, thanks

Allison Davis said...

I'm sorry justasiam, but I'm not totally sure on that. I'm going to ask and try to get an answer for you.

I do think, though, that the credit card info is just to start an account/register at SG. You wouldn't be charged for the free sketches and you wouldn't be charged for anything that you didn't manually put in your shopping cart and complete the order. It's for any future purchases so all that info is there and you don't have to enter it in each time. Plus, it is track purchases for our loyalty program that we provide for all shoppers. And you are able to track your own purchases, including the free downloads, so you know what you have and what you don't.

Allison Davis said...

When you go to your shopping cart and click "checkout" and you get to the "billing" part of the checkout, you just click the "free checkout" option. :)

Pauline Parker said...

Hi Allison I am also having real trouble with the free downloads. I have been in touch with Stacey and she has re sent them but still I can't get them. I am so very frustrated as I love all your sketches and have purchased and received free ones for ages.They were so easy before.

Stacey Atchley said...

This is a file of free sketches instead of just a single free PDF, so you will need to approach it a little differently than just the monthly single free page sketches. On your computer, you will either need to right click on the downloaded file and choose "extract all files" or if you are on a tablet/mobile device you will need to have an app that can open zip files. I use iZip - it's a free app and works like a charm!

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