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Archive for May 2009

I was recently in the store and was so excited to find papers and stickers from Sassafras Lass!  I love their papers with it’s fun patterns and clever edges that you can cut and use on your layouts.  Another great reason to hurry over to SGT!  Hope you all had a great weekend!


My precious little angel from Heaven. Yes, that’s exactly what she was. We had to put our beautiful chow Shepard mix down on Friday. She had been battling Melanoma of the mouth for the past 2 months and just couldn’t fight any longer. This was the hardest day ever, but knowing she is no longer in pain brings us comfort. Thank you to all of you who kept Kealy and my family in your prayers, you are truly appreciated. God Bless.


Another great tool to add to your tool box is the Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser. When you rough up the edges of a layout, die cut, photo frame or journaling block it just seems to add that extra texture and character to take your project from good to fabulous! So, on your next visit to Scrappin’ Good Times check out the Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser. I love mine.

My cousin’s daughter is one of many seniors graduating from high school next month. And with the high cost of graduation announcements and invitations, we decided a simple alternative was to make them on our own. I picked up coordinating card stock in the school colors from SGT and put together the design. So, using just the computer for printing, card stock and PVA adhesive, we came up with very simple, one-of-a-kind grad announcements and invitations!! With the graduation season upon us, the best place to shop for grad inspiration and grad paper supplies–die-cuts/embellishments is of course my favorite store Scrappin’ Good Times : )


Class of 2009

Class of 2009

According to the project pattern legend, the skill was “intermediate,” time was more than six hours and the cost was $20-$50. I think the cost was the only thing spot-on!! I figured the bunny could be crocheted in time to give to my nephew on his 2nd Easter. By Easter morning the only part finished was the body!! Buddy the Bunny was slowly, very slowly, starting to evolve. I ended up recruiting my mom to help—I was in way over my head!! So, now more than a month and a half later, all the pieces are finished but not completely sewed onto to the body yet. We’re down to the last part of the project and just haven’t mustered the energy to wrap it up : ) Father’s Day is the new deadline…..for both the project and scraped pages!!! Here’s some pictures of the on-going progress.


The Body

The Body

Stitched on nose

Stitched on nose

Well, now that Operation Save SGT is strongly underway, we’re planning some fun events for the summer.  For starters, we’ve scheduled two crops.  It may take a few days to update the website, so I wanted to give you a heads-up.  You can start signing up today.  I’ll get the sign-up sheets ready.  Take your pick of crop time:  Friday night 5:00 to 11:00 for $12, Saturday all day 10:00 am to 10:00 pm for $20, or come for both days, leave all your stuff overnight and pick up where you left off on Saturday morning, for only $25!  All three choices will include use of our fabulous die cut center, which is getting very popular, light snacks and drinks, and of course 10% off your purchases.  If you’ve joined our Operation Save SGT this month for June, then you will receive an extra 5% off your purchases.  And during your crop time, you can make your $20 of purchases to qualify for your July discount and help Save SGT! 

What are the dates you say?  I almost forgot.  The first one is June 12 and 13; the second one is August 14 and 15.

I just want to let you know what a wonderful day it was on Saturday.  I had a class going, and the store was buzzing with all of our wonderful customers all day.  At one point I went in to Trish, who was in the office with a customer, to tell her that Heidi and Devon were both at the register, and there was a line!!  That’s something we have not seen on a Saturday (with no special event) for quite a long time.  All I can say is THANK YOU to all of the wonderful ladies who have  come in and called just to say they want to help.  I love it here and would be very sad to see the doors closed (especially when Devon goes to school in San Diego later this year!).  I hope to see more of you all through the summer.

Now, here are some pictures from our last crop:

Monday morning

This is first thing Monday morning before all the girls get there.  How nice to leave everything behind, ready to go.


Here’s more of the girls getting some projects done:



I hope you’re able to come sometime for a crop.  I think some of the design team members may be joining us in the future to show us some new products and techniques, maybe do some diecutting on their fabulous machines.  Let’s wait and see.  This past one Cindy was showing us the Glimmer Mist.  It’s so beautiful and fun to work with.

Thanks for listening…Barbara




I’m a huge fan of Tim Holtz…where do you think I learned how to do all my beautiful inking.  He is always the hit at the CHA shows and all the women flock to him.  He is amazingly talented and not mention very funny and captivating.  If you want to get just a little bit of a “Tim” fix then check out his blog…  He even has some great tutorials.  And don’t forget that SGT carries alot of his products, like my personal favorite…distressing ink!     Julie

Every May, my sorority has Formals.  It’s like.. Prom.  Except with gifts… Which means… money.  So what does a girl from SGT do without a huge bankroll to fund such gifts??  She makes this:  IMG_1454IMG_1452IMG_1459

My sister and I made Rice Krispie Treats and Brownies to put into the boxes… Not too shabby a gift, right?  I mean, I’m on a strict budget… but it somehow still works out in the end, thanks to SGT and all of the inspiration that can be found in that store.  =)  I’ll post pictures tomorrow of Formals, I’m sure I’ll have TONS of pics to share.

❤ Allie

So I’m here working at the store and my mom, Barbara, is having her Photoshoot Layout and Journal Class. The tables are full and everyone is having so much fun. Of course this is true with every class.

Check them out.

class fun

Check out Class Kick Off on June 5th so you can be  part of the fun!



June is just a couple of days away, which means our Kit of the Month will be available. I love seeing what is new each month. The card for June is a Dad’s Day Card which could easily be manipulated to say “Whoo is the coolest _____________” (insert your own words here: could be the word “guy” or a heart).  The paper used is from Kaiser Kraft. The owl adds a bit of whimsy to the traditional Dad’s Day Card. Quantities are limited on our kits so make sure to remember Monday is June 1st! Happy Creating! -Susan B.

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If you are looking for a great scrapbook store in Southern California, you can stop looking. Scrappin' Good Times in San Dimas, is the place to get all your scrapbooking products! Our Employees and Design Team members contribute to this blog. Feel free to make comments on any of the postings. Thank you, The Scrappin' Good Times Team ________________________________ Hey, we've been nominated again this year! Thanks to all of your votes we're number 1! Best Scrapbooking in the Los Angeles area WE'VE WON!!! Thanks to everyone who Voted! You've made a difference!

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