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Yesterday I recieved the greatest compliment : ) My cousin thought the gift card tin I had put together from some of my paper scraps and ribbon was from Nordstroms!!! The tin held her Nordies birthday gift card, so she assumed the tin also came from there too.  I don’t think I’m at the “Nordstroms” level with my crafting, but hey every girl loves a compliment!!!

Angie

Front of Tin

Front of Tin

Shoe Queen Tin

Shoe Queen Tin

Dee with Card and Tin

Dee with Card and Tin

We all know how expensive weddings can be! So finding simple ways to reduce those wedding-related costs can be very helpful. And wedding place cards is a great example of that easy do-it-yourself project to help save money. Armed with cardstock, adhesive, ink and a rubber stamp, you can produce cards similar to the ones made for my cousin’s wedding (see pictures below.) Happy creating : ) Angie

Wedding Place Card

Wedding Place Card

 

Detail of Place Card

Detail of Place Card

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 : )

Angie

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.

Angie

The Body

The Body

Stitched on nose

Stitched on nose

There’s been a “Top 10 Things to do for National Scrapbooking Day” out for a few years now, so I thought I’d break it out again for 2009!

  1. Attend a crop or scrapbooking party! Of course, this would be #1 on the list! There is nothing better, and more motivating, than to scrap with friends! If you didn’t plan to attend a crop, be spontaneous and consider inviting some friends over!
  2. Go shopping! At Scrappin’ Good Times. How can you resist all the new paper and embellies the store has to offer!!
  3. Scrap by yourself! We all do this on other days of the year, but at the very least, do some scrapbooking by yourself today if you aren’t getting together with others.
  4. Learn a new technique! SGT has lots of great classes. Why not learn to use Copic markers–check out Chelle’s Copic Workshop in May   
  5. Join a new email list/blog…..personally I think SGT is the best!!!
  6. Submit your best layouts to magazines!
  7. Organize!!!! A neat scrapping space is essential to creating your masterpieces.
  8. Scraplift!! Come into SGT for inspiration & ideas. Or spend some time reviewing your favorite scrapping magazines.
  9. Try something different! If you have always thought of using something non-scrapbooking related in your album, spend some time doing just that!
  10. Teach! I think one of the best ways to spend Nat’l Scrapbooking Day is to teach a non-scrapper your favorite hobby! 

I remember reading a blog entry from Heidi as she approached her 1st year at SGT and thinking, wow how cool!!! Now here I am a couple of days away from my own year at the store! Time really does fly when you’re having fun!! There have been many laughs and smiles, a few tears, but most of all some very GOOD times spent with the SGT Family and customers : )  Thank you ALL for welcoming me in and I look forward to another year of Good Times!!

Angie

Yikes! Easter is just around the corner. I’ve been so busy working on wedding and retirement invitations;  I pushed my nephew’s Easter craft project to the side. Bad Auntie!!! I found this cute floppy-eared bunny crochet pattern. The ears, arms and legs are jointed, so the bunny is pose-able. And its embellished with one of my favorites…BUTTONS!!! Okay, so if I put in at least 2 hours a day until the 9th, I should have it completed in time for the holiday. I’ll let you know how it goes and of course share my photos too : )  Angie


Scrappin’ Good Times

564 W Arrow Hwy. San Dimas, CA

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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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