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Archive for June 2007

I just LOVE the new Fourth of July inspired papers from Adorn It! I love how rich the colors are and the variety of styles. It will be so easy to create a layout with this paper and coordinating stickers! They even have an idea book!

-Susan B.

This time some products from Reminisce. How cute are these?! I just love everything in this line.

**ETA: and wouldn’t the QK Sunshine set be perfect with these products?


Stay tuned, I have some other cute stuff to post soon!


This is one of my fave new ways of making pockets in paper bag books. I am sure someone else already “invented” this technique but I stumbled upon it by accident when designing my “Our Little Monkey” paper bag book sample.

I gave the first session of the “Our Little Monkey” paper bag book class on Thursday. I was in Scrappin’ Good Times today while Cindy was giving her “Night to Remember” paper bag book class. Boy, was I excited when I heard Rachel who had been in my Thursday night class, describe this technique to Cindy. I am so happy when people actually learn something in my classes besides just coming away with a project. Woohoo Rachel!

Since the tip is so easy, I figured I’d go ahead and share it here with pics to demo.

STEP 1: Fold your paper bag in half as you would to make the book.

STEP 2: Insert a 5.25″ x 5″ piece of cardstock wrong side up underneath the flap made by the bottom of the bag. Attach with adhesive. The paper may need to be 5.25″ x6″ depending on the paper bag you use. The 5.25″ side should be vertical.

STEP 3: Fold the paper sticking out of the flap over onto the flap and attach with adhesive. The paper showing should now be right side up. The makes a nice finished edge on the edge of the pocket. Now more paper cuts! No more curled paper edges! Woohoo! But we’re not done yet…

STEP 4: Add a 3″x 5.25″ piece of paper under the flap to cover the last bit of paper bag showing on that page (not shown). Glue, staple, or otherwise attach the edges of the flap to the page to make the pocket. Insert tags, mats, or whatever into the pocket.

Some additional ideas about how to finsh off the pocket:

  • Secure with brads on each side. Use 2 or 3 to change things up!
  • Punch two holes on each side of the pocket, thread ribbon through, and tie a bow to secure the pocket sides.
  • Staple the edges of the pocket. Or use the Fastenator.
  • Secure with rivets or eyelets using the Crop-A-Dile.
  • Tack the edges down with embroidery stitches and yarn or embroidery thread.
  • Sew the edges by machine.

The countdown is on!!! Ten days until the release of the New Product from Quickutz. This release is Revolutionary and Out of this World!! I am sooooo excited!! Mark your calendars and be at Scrappin’ Good Times on Tuesday, July 3 from 5 pm – 9 pm. We are still putting the finishing touches on the plans for the evening but I guarantee it will be a sweet celebration!!! All of the details will be in next weeks newsletter. Just in case you were wondering….No, I will not give you any hints and please stop calling and trying to bribe the GOOD TIMES GIRLS into telling you what it is. Those who know are sworn to secrecy!!! One more thing: Na Na Na Na, I know and you don’t!! Ok that’s enough, I will stop behaving like a 3 year old!!!! ** Trish

Night to Remember

Just a reminder that the “Night to Remember” class is Sunday at 12:30p. This album is perfect for photos from your special night. And even though this was originally designed as a prom album, it would also work for grad night, homecoming, engagement, anniversary or any other special evening.  (Every kit includes alternate items in place of prom references.)

There are still a couple of spots left in this class. Hope I see you then!


Paper Loft rubonsPaper Loft

Seems like every time I’m in the store I’m seeing exciting new products for fun summer creations. I’ve been ogling these cute new papers and accents from Paper Salon. Aren’t they yummy? I really love the color scheme in this line of products. It feels so fresh and … well, summery!

What summer products are your favorites?


PS – btw, the name of this line is “Sizzle”

Candice Mclean of Rusty Pickle was at our last class kick-off to introduce her awesome August classes. I was just blog surfing and saw that she has some great pics of some of the Good Time girls on her blog. You can follow the blog link at left, or this link will take you straight to the SGT post:

Candice’s blog

Maybe you can relate to this, maybe not. I see paper and I see endless possibilities. I think that’s why I continue to collect the stuff. There are so many beautiful patterns, textures and varieties. How’s a girl to resist? Here are some of the pretty pages that caught my eye today. (BTW, these are all from American Crafts.)



I’m not sure this blogging is such a good idea on my wallet.  I love the pictures of the new Elsie line and am on my way to the store tomorrow morning to stock up myself….save me some girls.  I’ll be working on the class kit for September and cutting for my upcoming class in July.  If you come in be sure and say Hi. 

 I just added some school layouts to my blog…check them out. 


Scrappin Good Times is gonna be hopping this Thursday night at my “Our Little Monkey” paper bag album class! If you didn’t have a chance to sign up for this sold out class you can reserve a kit, join the waiting list, or sign up for the 2nd session offered July 23!

You are going to love all of the fun monkey business going on in this class so don’t miss out! This book is the beginning of a series of books I am doing for the precious little people (or pets) in your lives. The next book is “Our Little Monster” offered in August.

Check out the covers of both books in the CLASSES section of the website. Hope to see you Thursday night!

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