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It’s the end of the month, folks! That means one more day to spend $20 at SGT and qualify for August’s “Operation Save SGT” discount. Your $20 purchase during July, earns you a 10% discount off every single purchase in August! And that’s not all! Read more here.

The end of July also means we’ll soon be saying goodbye to the July Showcase (pictured below – though the layouts will migrate to other places in the store). But no need to get too sad because the new month will bring lots of brand spankin’ new stuff too! There’ll be a new showcase (look for it just in front of the ribbon wall, to your right as you enter the store). There will also be a new card kit of the month AND a page kit of the month. Ooooooooo! (They sell out quickly, so if you want one be sure to stop by right away!)

And since August is an “even” numbered month, that means we’ll also be having a class kickoff event the first Friday of the month (8/7).

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As you may know, the monthly showcase at SGT is now based on a sketch. So unlike the past where the common element is a theme or a color scheme, now it is the underlying “grid” of our layouts that are shared. The beauty of this is that you are seeing *so* much delicious variety from designer to designer. (Hopefully, this opens a whole world of possibilities to you too when you come and check the showcase out!)

What I thought was especially interesting this month was that Barabara and Barbara and I happened to choose the exact same paper line — Vita Bella from Little Yellow Bicycle by Deja Views (C-Thru Ruler). We Good Time Girls don’t usually all discuss our page plans in advance, so I had no idea of the coincidence until the showcase was put on display.

Have you ever worried that if you use a sketch or page blueprint, your page won’t look original or it will look just like other pages done from the same sketch? Take a look at our two layouts and you will *KNOW* why the most common myth about sketches is completely untrue. Even though we started with the same sketch, used the same paper line and essentially the same color pallette, our layouts are very different from each other.

We’ve both applied our own design sensibilities to the sketch. For example, we each chose different sheets from the paper collection and then “tilted” our color scheme with our choice of cardstock color. We’ve accented our pages differently. Barbara’s layout is glitzy, girly, and glamorous with lovely rhinestone flourishes to accent Devon’s beautiful prom photos. I, instead, used felt and buttons for a more casual layout that suits my LegoLand photos.  I’ve also flipped the sketch (in effect, a “mirror” version –you can also rotate, or otherwise modify a sketch to suit your needs).

Give page layouts a try! In the words of a certain M. Stewart, they are a “good thing.”

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I *love* the first of the month –that’s when the showcase gets changed out and the new kits of the month go on sale. I wonder what tomorrow holds for us? I’ll be in the store to get my first look at all that’s new (and maybe I’ll even get a blog post up about it!)

Open, open, open…

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June Showcase

I was in the store earlier this week and got to oooh and aaah over the new Showcase as well as the new Kits of the Month (layout and card). Summer is definitely in the air! Here are some pics, but as you know these all look so much better in person. If you drop by the Kickoff event tonight, you’ll be able to see everything up close and personal.

More of the June Showcase

June Layout Kit of the Month - by Julie

June card kit - by Heidi

I also spied a bunch of new Doodlebug product. There is some very cool flocked paper as well as tubes of flocking to create your own designs. I just love the colors in this line!

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I know there was already a post about the showcase and with NSD this past weekend, many of you have already seen the beautiful display. But for those of you who haven’t, here’s a pic:

Julie always puts together such a beautiful tablescape. The photo really doesn’t do it justice –you’ll just have to come by and see it in person.

Here’s a peek at the page kit and card kit of the month for May. These always go fast:


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