Hi, I’m Monica Martinek of Fremont California. I began my scrapbooking obsession after attending a Creative Memories class at a close friend’s house in 1996. I was hooked at once. I have been known to travel to different states to scrap and attend conventions. In January 2002, I attended my first scrapbook getaway in Carmel, California with two close friends. I was truly amazed and energized at what I witnessed. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that many other women were as obsessed as I was!
In the weeks following, I decided that Fremont needed a scrapbook store. Scrapbook U was born, and I worked hard to make it the “best little store around” with a friendly, helpful staff and amazing teachers. At Scrapbook U, customers were able to find all the products they love, and many unusual items as well.
At the end of October, 2010 Scrapbook U closed it’s retail store location to concentrate on offering fun and creative three- and four-day scrapbook getaways. Our new venture is called “Scrapbook U Creates – Classy Classes and Elegant Events.” We hope that you will join us at one or more of our events as we travel around the Bay Area to some of the most beautiful locations to scrapbook and share memories with friends – new and old.