I run another scrapbooking group that I may keep going, or I may fold into this one. I'd like to keep it going, because scrapbooking is about "MEMORIES" not so much the crafting, and is in that way, a different beast than most mixed-media crafting or paper crafting.
From that group's pages,
I've added in a paid membership option, that for about $3/month will give you the basic benefits of Paper Club, which for most shops seems to run $5-15 (or more) a month. These benefits will change, but include free use of the machines (not the consumables), discounted or free table time, enhanced swap options, and more. What we can offer depends on how things go, what the members interests are. At $36/year you could easily make that back in one or two events/visits or uses of the resources!
The idea is that paid members tend to be more active, and active members are more fun :) And *THAT* is what it's about!
The basic group is still free, and events are a la carte. Some free, some with fees, some with add-ons (like needing to buy food), etc. But I'm hoping to get a core of people who are regular (even if they are all at different times) and interested in scrapbooking, paper crafting, photo use, memory making/preserving, etc. There is *always* something new to try, or some memory to preserve.
And our tables are always here. We always have space. And we'd like you to use it to preserve your memories.