Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunny Hello

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card that I did this morning. I was trying to do a technique but it didn't work out but it gave me a creative opportunity. I was using glossy paper. Love the look but it can be tricky to use. I was trying to do the technique where you drag your inks across a piece of glossy paper, then huff on your stamp and then stamp on your inked glossy paper. Well it didn't work. So I stamped my image with versa mark on to the glossy paper and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then drag my inks across my glossy paper and image. I took a paper  towel to rub off the excess ink. The rest is history. The stamp set is from Penny Black's, Sunny Hello.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Photo Sleeve Fuse by We R Memory Keepers

I am so freaking excited!!!
I have been waiting not so patiently for these to arrive 
and they have started trickling in!

Why am I so excited?
Join me at Technique Tuesday April 28th to see this amazing tool in action!

See you then!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mixed media card

Happy Friday! Spring is finally here, hope you are enjoying it too!
I did design another mixed media card class, there are two dates available, Wednesday May 13 for a morning class and May 20 for an early evening class. This is one of the cards, for this one I used some Tim Holtz distress paints. Stamp set is again, Enjoy life from Penny Black, can you tell I really like that set, lol?
In this class we will use a wide variety of mixed media products, sprays, paints, gels....and more. It is not difficult at all, and I will show you all the steps! All we ask you to bring is a heat tool (if you have one) and a craft mat (if you have one) and a little spray bottle of water.
Hope you will check it out  ( not sure if it is on the website already), or call the store 519 471 5753.
                                               Till next time, Anja

Thursday, April 16, 2015

March Mood Board Challenge Winner!!!

First! Thank you to everyone who made such amazing projects and played along with us!! Don't forget to check our Pinterest Board to see all the lovely submissions! 

Yippeeeeeee and the winner is:


 "I was inspired by the pink and blue flowers together in the lower left." 

Janis please contact me lynnshaffer7 (at) for your prize and details for next month! 

Let's set the mood!

Happy Thursday Friends! 
It is time for April's #moodboard Challenge. 

Today we have a special guest designer, Shelley...our Challenge winner from last month!!!! 

A little bit about Shelley:
"I live in London, Ontario, with my husband Bill and our dog, our very sweet 13 year old Vizsla, Hunter. I enjoy crafts of many kinds, but took up card making about 10 years ago when I tired of spending hours in card shops poring over cards, trying to find the right one, and often failing. Now I enjoy making cards for all occasions, as well as party invitations and decorations, and goody boxes and the various homemade goodies to go in them! My cards involve combinations of stamping, colouring with Copics and Derwent Inktense pencils, beautiful papers, embossing, cricut cut-outs, embellishments of any sort, etc., etc! I always try to make each card unique and personal to the recipient. I feel lucky to live about 4 minutes from Scrappin' Great Deals and I take much inspiration from their many, extremely talented designers." 

Take a look at her amazing project! Lots of details! 

"I was inspired by the vintage feel of this mood board, with the muted colours, but a little hint of colour here and there. Also, everything is layered - the scattered photos, the film strips, the newspaper; so I wanted lots of layers on my card. Finally, all the pictures and films made me think of travel, to wherever the heart takes you, so I chose this sentiment stamp."

Shelley we are thrilled to have you this month!!! I adore this card! Now for the Diva's (warning you are going to be blown away!!!!) 
Lori's talent always amazes me!!! Love this fabulous layout! "Lori was inspired by the neutral feel of the mood board and added the film strip to her layout."

Sheila was on fire!!! Two creations for the mood board!!! There is a reason she is called Scrappin' Sheila! Capturing those earlier years was what inspired Sheila. 

Again a fabulous two page layout from Sheila! Not camera shy Sheila nailed it with this filmstrip paper from Kaiser :) 

I adore this card from Trish! Such a beautiful card! Happy memories! Who would not love getting this beautiful card :) 

According to the Oxford Dictionary a Mood Board is defined as "an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc. intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept". You may be inspired by the colors, objects, feel or whatever the image represents to you. The winner, selected at random, will receive a $20 gift card to Scrappin Great Deal's and be our featured guest designer for the following month! 
The rules:
 1. Have Fun. Be inspired. 
2. Tell us how the mood board inspired you.  
3. In the comment section leave a Link up to your specific blog post. (just not your general blog). Mention that you are participating in the Scrappin Great Deal Mood Board. If posting your creation to facebook, pinterest, twitter please use the hashtag #scrappingreatdealsmood.   
4. Don't have your own blog? Send your name and picture of your creation to and a short description of how you were inspired. (in the subject line indicate #scrappingreatdealsmood or leave a link to your blog post in the comments.   
5. Projects have to be new as of today's date. (No back linking please)  
6. Contest is open till May 20th , midnight.  

Hope you will play along!  Thank you to our special guest Shelley!  (Stay tuned for our winner from last month!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Your Sale Your Way - Store Wide Savings!!

Your chance to save on what you want!! 
Save a little; or save a lot!! Here is how it works:
SAVE 10%! With your purchase of $5 - $49.99 (before taxes), you will automatically save 10%!
SAVE 15%! With your purchase of $50 - $124.99 (before taxes), you will automatically save 15%!
SAVE 20%! With your purchase of $125+ (before taxes), you will automatically save 20%!
Note: Above special promotion applies to regular-priced, in-stock items. Excluded: classes, pre-orders, clearance, backorders, Diva-made kits, large machines such as Silhouette & Big Shot, orders already placed. Cannot be combined with any other discounts/ coupons. Ends Friday, April 17 at midnight

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Less than TWO WEEKS to go!!!

We are over the moon with excitement ... Cari Fennell from New York, of Prima Marketing, is coming back to SGD!! 


She will be doing four amazing workshops during her stay ... something for everyone!! With each of Cari's classes you will be working with a variety of materials and mediums, while learning fantastic tips and techniques from one of the best in our industry!! And remember, if you are not able to attend class, class kits will be available (will include photos, materials & instructions!).  Click on the pictures below for detailed information on each class and to register online!
With Cari's last visit, we had so much fun!! She brought TONS of door prizes - can't wait to see what she brings this time! There will be door prizes, snacks & in-store specials during Cari's visit. Don't miss out on the fun ... get yourself registered today!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Heritage Class

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I wanted to show you a layout that I have designed for a class on Tuesday, April 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. I used a combination of  papers from Marion Smith's Timekeeper and Nirvana line, some Bo Bunny Dots paper and a paper from the Graphic 45 Artisan Style line. We will be doing some edge distressing, some stamping and some stencilling in this class. Hope you can come out and join me.

I also used lots of embellishments including some clear stickers from Kaiser Craft and some Tim Holtz Flash Cards. You will have a choice of which words you want to use from the sticker sheet and the Flash Cards so that you can adapt the theme of the layout to your photos.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Good Morning Everyone,

 I want to share with you  my page for our next Art Journal Class. I took this technique right out of Dyan Reavely new book, Distinctly Dylusional , A Guide to Art Journaling. There are a lot of great techniques in this book and the instructions are great Easy to follow. This technique is called Stained Glass.  I used some of the new Distress Spray Stains  and her new stencil called Shattered.   I call this "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", the page reminded me of the song from the Beatles. The guy looks like he wants to hold her hand. This was such a fun project to do.
 Lori and I hope you can join us this coming Friday.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Faber-Castell Gelatos Fun!

I took a peek under SGD's new items list and saw the Gelatos card making kit! So I have shared a quick video from Faber-Castell and Donna Downey showing so great ways to use Gelatos. 

Enjoy your day!