The human memory begins to record events around age 3, a phenomenon discovered in 1898 by a man who has since been forgotten. Keep beloved memories intact with today’s Groupon to Scrapbook Traditions. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of scrapbooking goods and services.
- For $60, you get a Back-2-Basics scrapbooking course, consisting of 13 classes (a $120 value).
When not busy leading crafty classes or delivering on-call scrapping help, Scrapbook Traditions’ jovial staff stuffs tools for memory embellishment into their 10,000-square-foot showroom. Every inch of shelving bursts with hundreds of helpful scrapping supplies, from sheets of colorful 12”x12” cardstock ($0.70/sheet) and sticky adhesives ($2.99–$25.99) to replicas of your first prom corsage. Albums from over 35 manufacturers hold the adorned past tight within their bindings ($5.99–$65.99), while idea books jolt cemented brains back to fluid, creative life ($9.99–$34.99). A handful of custom services aid in decorative memory delivery, with custom papers ($1.99–$3.99), a deep roster of tailored laser die cuts ($2–$6.95), and advice on how to best crop ghosts from festive photos.
Led by adroit instructors, the 13-class Back-2-Basics scrapbooking course teaches scrappers of all levels the art of matting, journaling, and organization. During each class, pupils complete a double-spread 12”x12” layout while learning the uses of diverse supplies ranging from buttons, bows, and stamps to patterned paper. Each student must tote along any supplies they already own, as well as four to six photos of a single event or theme; extra materials must be purchased separately or won during games of paper-rock-scissors. The course aims to boot scrappers out of ruts, expand repertoires, and instill time-preserving habits.
In 1996, Scrapbook Traditions began in the basement of Tracy Gilley's home. A woman named Jackie Scott had hired Gilley to put together a scrapbook of her life and family history as a Christmas gift. In five short months, Gilley produced more than 950 pages that covered more than a century of the Scott family history. When Jackie died several years later, all 10 scrapbooks were put on display at her memorial; guests at the service pored over the books and Jackie's son expressed his immense gratitude to Gilley for compiling the family history.
Scrapbook Traditions believes in the importance of scrapbooking to preserve memories and record history for future generations. The store offers an array of courses to help scrapbookers get started as well as shelves full of supplies, ranging from sheets of colorful 12”x12” cardstock and sticky adhesives capable of mounting bites of pizza from a couple's first date.