Friday, September 30, 2016

Bamboo roses!

Happy Friday! Sharing the card for the upcoming Wonderful Wednesday with you, LOVE this set from ALTENEW, bamboo roses! I read somewhere that the roses were drawn with a bamboo stick, how cool is that! How can you say no to more flower stamps?
I used different techniques for this card, if you would like to make one, come on out this coming Wednesday, October 5 at 1 PM. No need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $4.
                                 Hope you can make it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Oh WoW

It was the boss's Birthday! Happy Birthday Sheila and of course Sheila the giving lady that she is has an amazing promotion for us!
Every year for her birthday, she host a special promotion ... and 51 is a great one!!  Store-Wide Savings of 20% + Bonus Paper Pack Give-a-way!!   Here is how it works:  The magic number is 51 & your coupon code is SHEILA (all cap's, limit one coupon/order).  Orders of $51+ (before taxes) will receive 20% off your purchase of regular-priced, in-stock items* ... PLUS you will receive abonus paper pack of 14 sheets of gorgeous 12x12 designer paper (only while supplies last, limit one/customer).  *Excludes: sale items, clearance, pre-orders, orders already placed, special orders, Diva-made kits, Misti.  Two-Days Only!  Ends hursday, September 29 at midnight!

I found these stunning examples on the web

Enjoy the beautiful day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Sheila!!!

It's My 51st Birthday!! Every year for my birthday, we host a special promotion ... and my 51st is a great one!!

Here is how it works: The magic number is 51 & your coupon code is SHEILA (all cap's, limit one coupon/order). Orders of $51+ (before taxes) will receive 20% off your purchase of regular-priced, in-stock items* ... PLUS you will receive a bonus paper pack of 14 sheets of gorgeous 12x12 designer paper (only while supplies last, limit one/customer). 
*Excludes: sale items, clearance, pre-orders, orders already placed, special orders, Diva-made kits, Misti. 

Two-Days Only! Ends Thursday, September 29 at midnight

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Technique Tuesday with Diva Michelle!

We are excited to announce Technique Tuesday's!! SGD will be hosting Technique Tuesday, every Tuesday at 1pm! Learn how to use different mediums, special techniques, tools & more!! Ideal for all crafters including card-makers, scrapbookers & mixed media guru's - from beginner to advance; all are welcome! There is no need to register, just bring a Toonie, your scissors, adhesives (including pop-ups) & your curiosity!! In-store specials every Tuesday!


On Sept 27 our talented, "Diva Michelle", will be showing us how to create this gorgeous card, featuring CottageCutz Deer Doily Die! We always have so much fun & would love for you to join us!! Reminder to please bring your scissors and adhesives (including pop-ups) with you. Scent-free: due to allergies by some staff and customers, we ask that you please be mindful of strong scents and perfumes. Thank you!!

Tuesday, September 27 starting at 1pm - All levels of crafters welcome!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Scrappin' Monday with Diva Dani!!

Feeling like you'll never get to your scrapbooking again?  We know how busy life can get ... take some time for your hobby and get your layouts done!  Once a month, on a Monday, our Divas will be hosting "Scrappin' Monday".  This is a drop-in based class - stop in anytime between 11am - 3pm and they will help you create the above featured layout!   You can bring your photos with you, or add them in afterwards!  

Bonus .... you are welcome to stay and crop for the rest of the day (we close at 5pm), at no additional charge!  Our Divas will help get your mojo going, then if you like, you can keep on craftin' in our spacious cropping station!  You are asked to bring your basic tool kit including:  paper trimmer, scissors & adhesives.  All other materials will be provided for you!!  Registration is appreciated, but not necessary.   Drop in anytime between 11 & 3 and be ready to scrapbook!!   

Kits are available!  Click here if you would like to order a kit!!   

Monday, September 26 - Drop In Style - Between 11am & 3pm - Registration appreciated, but not necessary - Hope to see you then!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Special Thoughts

Good Morning Everyone,

Like to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I will teach you how to do this fold on this card. I am using designer paper from Paper House called Autumn Woods. Love the colours in this paper. The leaves are cut from a Prima die. The sentiment is from Penny Black Collection called Special Thoughts.

Hope to see you this Wednesday. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

Psst .. Have you heard ..?! 
 Hold on to your paintbrushes ladies ... 
The one and only, uber-talented, Karen Ellis of Art House
 Studio, will be here on Saturday, October 15th for an all-day 
workshop in mixed media art featuring the gel plate!! 

  Karen, is the creator and owner of The Art House Studio. 
She has been in the craft and hobby industry for over 10 
years specializing in mixed-media art! We are over-the-moon
 with excitement to be able to offer our customers this 
incredible opportunity to learn from one of the very best in the
 mixed-media industry. 

 Join Karen for a journey into the world of mixed media art
 and gel plates!! This workshop is for everyone from beginner 
to the most advanced ... from ages 15 - 125!  You will be 
learning how to create your very own papers using the gel 
plate.  We are talking hands-on techniques, tips & more!  
With the papers you create in the morning, you will assembly 
and create your very own masterpiece of wall-art!!  
Can be to match any decor!! Your completed canvas 
measures 12"x16" and is ideal for gift-giving, but we feel you 
will be so proud of your art, that you will want to proudly 
display in your own home or office!   Yes, you can make this 
and more!!!   Let Karen bring out the inner-artist in you!!  Her 
passion for this art-form is contageous; you will simply LOVE 

Two styles of designs to choose from!

You do not want to miss this - Register today!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Simple Penny Black card

Happy Friday! Fall has arrived but it still feels like summer, so I am gonna hang on to it as long as possible, even in my craft room, lol.
I love the technique, colouring with water based markers on glossy cardstock, it's so easy and pretty quick. For this card I stamped the flower Playful from Penny Black with stazon, and coloured it with my markers. The sentiment is a die from Avery Elle,  used glossy black for the die and mat.
A few black dots and done!
                                                 Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Calling all fellow Paper Hoarders!!

Save 30% on Paper!! 
This is the promotion you've been waiting for!! Right now you can take advantage of 30% savings on gorgeous paper featured in our massive Paper Gallery! Over 500 styles to choose from; something for everyone! Applies to regular-priced, individual sheets of 12x12 paper featured in our Paper Gallery. Excluded: clearance, pre-orders, sale items, orders already placed. Only while supplies last; sorry no backorders. No coupon necessary. Don't miss out!! 
Two-Days Only! 
 Ends Thursday, September 22 at midnight

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

National Card-Making Day 2016!

Join the fabulous Divas at SGD for National Card-Making Day!!
Saturday, October 1, 2016
This is a day all about YOU and this crafty hobby of ours!! We are hosting two sessions: 9am - 12 and 1 - 4pm. With each session you will be making EIGHT stunning Christmas-themed cards (two each of four different designs). Matching envelopes will be provided too! All levels of crafters, from beginner to advance, are welcome to register! Limited seating for each session - register early to reserve your spot for this fun & crafty event!!  

This is card-making, your way - the easy way! Most everything will be pre-cut and ready for you! Students are asked to bring their paper trimmers, scissors, liquid adhesive (such as Tombow), 3D pop-ups (such as 3L), 1/4" Scor Tape. All other materials will be provided for you! Each participant will receive a generous 20% in-store discount during each session! PLUS ... each student will receive a 6x6 paper pad & a bonus mini stamp!!