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 The day I hoped would never come has arrived.  My beloved cousin Crystal finally succumbed to the cancer. She fought a long and difficult battle. She fought hard. The whole time she was fighting she thought of us. I think she may have been fighting more for us than for herself.  I always felt like she nurtured us more than we nurtured her.  Up until the bitter end, she thought about us.  I was told that at Crystal’s request three people were using their cell phones and dialing friends and family so she could say her goodbyes. I received my phone call at about 4:30 last Thursday afternoon. She told me that she loved me and asked me to take care of her children.  She also called my mom, dad, brother and several other family members to say her goodbyes.


She passed away Thursday, April 23 at about 11:15 pm Colorado time. As much as we rushed to get the first flight out, we did not make it to see her before she let go.  Crystal passed in the same manner that she lived her life…It was not long or drawn out, absolutely no drama with grace and dignity.     .


I know you all only know Crystal through me.  I feel all of you understood what an amazing mother, wife, cousin and friend she was. I am so lucky to be connected through our wonderful hobby of scrapbooking to thousands of women who “just understand”. There are no words to thank you for all of the scrapbook pages that you donated.  We didn’t even put a dent in the scrapbook pages.  I honestly thought we would have a lot more time before Crystal left us.  I guarantee you that they will all be put to good use with pictures that I have and pictures that are still yet to be taken.  Your generous hearts will always live on through Crystal’s Scrapbooks.


I thank you all for the thoughts and prayers and graciously ask that you continue to pray for my family as we make our way through this difficult time.


I leave you with this beautiful poem that was forwarded to me by one of our Design Team Members Susan Bugelli.


God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put his arms around you,
and whispered, “Come to Me.”

With tearful eyes we
watched you suffer,
And saw you fall away
Although we couldn’t bear to lose you,
We could not ask you to stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands laid to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
that He only takes the best.


{Author Unknown}





More March Madness Specials

Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22

In true Madness we have 3 specials for the weekend!!


Start thinking ahead for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation!!

There is nothing like a handmade gift!!

* Make a beautiful scrapbook layout and encase it in a 12 X 12 Scrapbook Frame *

* Give a gift card in a decorated  tin, pillow box or gift card holder *

* If you feel SUPER CREATIVE make a mini-book with lots of fun pictures *

Let us help you out!!!


12 X 12 Scrapbook Frames

20% Off


Pillow Boxes, Tins, Checkbook Covers,

Take Out Boxes, Gift Card Holders and Boxes

20% Off


Open Stock Chipboard and Acetate

20% Off



Bind it All, Round it All, Wires and Bag-A-Bind

20% Off

Have Fun!!




March Madness

We have two separate March Madness Sales for you!!


Another Clearance Sale

Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15


Please forgive our mess!! Our Clearance Section is under construction!!  We realized that we didn’t have enough room to add new products to the clearance section.  We are in the process of giving the Clearance Section a Bigger and Better and New and Improved home!!  The next time you come in, the clearance section will be in the back left corner of the store.  We are busy getting it all set up and ADDING NEW PRODUCTS!! Come on in Saturday and Sunday for some Great Deals and 50% off some NOT SO NEW but NOT SO OLD scrapbook stuff!!


 Ribbon, Ribbon and more Ribbon Sale

Sunday, March 15


So now you know that you know that the new clearance section is in the back left hand corner of the store are you wondering where the Ribbon went???  Yuppp, the Ribbon has a new home too!!  It is where the right smack in the front of the store on the right side where the clearance area used to be.  Michelle and I spent the ENTIRE DAY on Wednesday putting out more than 200 spools of NEW RIBBON.  We must celebrate!! 


All Open Stock Ribbon

30% Off


American Craft $1.29 Ribbon

50% Off

 Through the month of March we will have crazy specials on random days!!


Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8

All Clearance Items

70% Off

Bazzill Paper Packs, Tons of Ribbon, Obscene amounts of rolled stickers!!

Get here early for the best selection!!


Saturday, March 7

No, you are not seeing double!! No, you haven’t drank too much!!

In fact, you have 20/20 vision!!


20% off $20

Spend $20 or more and get 20% off your purchase!!


Random March Madness Specials will be posted on our blog!! Make sure you check the blog on a daily basis!! 

You dont want to miss our on any FABULOUS deals!!


Our friend Mellisa N. stopped by today and played. She had to use that brand new Marrakech line from Basic Grey. Here is what she came up with!


So cool!


If you watched the news over the last few days, you probably heard about the Christmas Eve tragedy in Covina. A man dressed as Santa Claus went to his ex wife’s parent’s home and shot several members of the family and set the home on fire. When it was over, nine family members lost their lives and the family home burned to the ground. Our friends, Christina, James and Veronica lost both of their parents, their grandparents, an uncle, three aunts and a cousin.  In all, 13 children lost one or both of their parents.  There are no words that can describe how horrific and sad this is. 

We are power in numbers. There are two things we can do for this family:

1. Pray, Pray, Pray. Please add the Ortega Family to your prayer lists and/or prayer groups.

2.These children have to arrange and pay for nine funerals.  We will be taking a collection for a gift to help the Ortega Family.  Please open your hearts and help this family out. If we each donate a few dollars we can give a substantial gift to help this family. If you are interested in donating, please stop by the store or give us a call.  Checks can be made out to James Ortega.    

Thank you!!





Mmmmm, Mmmmm Good?? We had such a yummy dinner at the Quickutz Club End of the Year party. Many of you wanted a business card and they forgot to bring them. I promised you I would put it on the blog, so here it is!!! Zendejas Restaurant 909-466-0633. {Trish}


Scrappin’ Good Times

564 W Arrow Hwy. San Dimas, CA

About Us

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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