Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Wow ... It's so hard to believe it was nine years ago that we turned our on-line store into a fabulous retail store!! All together we've been in business for 14 years!! Through these years we have met so many wonderful people and have formed many life-long friendships. We have seen many changes in techniques and products used and are always excited to get the newest gadgets in our hands. We truly are as passionate about our hobby as you are!! Thanks for coming along for the ride ... now it's time to celebrate!! 
Join our talented Divas, Kim & Lori, and create these stunning cards and receive a FREE die/folder set! You will learn helpful tips & techniques that can be applied for all of your crafting projects. All you need to bring are your fine-tipped scissors, liquid adhesive (such as Tombow) and your tape runner such as 3L EZ Runner. Everything else will be provided for you!! Two time slots to choose from: 10am - 12 or 1 - 3pm.

Each registered crafter will receive a FREE Sizzix Die & 2pc Embossing Folder Set!! You will be creating two beautiful cards with our Divas, Lori & Kim!. There will be yummy treats and in-store specials all day! Seats are going quickly, so get yourself registered and get ready for a fabulous crafting celebration with our Divas on our 9th Anniversary here at our amazing retail store!!

If you are not registered for the above class, please still come and join us for treats & fabulous in-store specials!! Food Bank Donations! Please bring a donation for the London Food Bank and receive a FREE raffle ticket where you could win FABULOUS prizes! Together, let's help feed those in need before the cold winter months hit - let's show them how much we care. See you December 5th - Doors open at 9:30am!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Scrappin Monday

Good morning, everyone! I wanted to show you the layout that we will be doing today for Scrappin Monday. The papers are from the Bo Bunny Collection "Enchanted Harvest". I know this is short notice but I hope that you can stop by today to put this layout together. Bring your basic tool kit and create this layout for $5.00 and then stay to crop until 4, if you can.

Hope to see you!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Doodlebug Sugarplums Gift Card

Good Morning Everyone,

This morning I am sharing with you my project for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. We will be making a gift card using the Doodlebug Sugarplums designer paper. I think this line is so cute. Love the colours in this line. So merry and bright. I will walk you through the steps on how to make this gift card holder, along with instructions that you can take home with you.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn called Winter Scripty Sayings.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree

Andrea here with today's post!
I am highlighting a new stamp in stock at SGD that I cannot wait to get my hands on!

Hero Arts - Color Layering Christmas Tree

This is a 'multi-step' stamp set meaning you layer the images on top of each other
I have included information directly from the Hero Arts website on how to use their product
Please note while the video doesn't show this stamp set it does show exactly how you use the stamp
Thank you to Hero Arts for the information and video!

Color Layering™ mixes coordinated stamp designs with a selection of complementary inks to create beautiful stamped “layers” for your projects. Simply select the colors of ink you’d like to use and stamp away! Each Color Layering™ stamp set from Hero Arts provides you with an easy to understandstamping guide. Follow the guide precisely, or play around and create your own multi-layered images!
For example, if using a three-step image: Begin with the base layer and stamp it with the lightest color of ink. Add a medium layer using a slightly darker color. And finally, stamp the last image using the darkest hue.
Ink Key by Yana Smakula
You can also mix and match colors from different color families for fun and unexpected results. Don’t be afraid to experiment and play around with our Color Layering™ stamps!
Watch the video below with tips and tricks for using Hero Arts Color Layering™ stamps.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Faux tile

Happy Friday! Bringing on some snow swirls this morning, love them a lot more on a card than for real.
The weather has been pretty nice and I can't believe November is well on it's way. So sharing with you today a winter card with the technique Faux tile.The stamps are from Impression Obsession. We will be making this card for Toonie Tuesday, November 24 at 1 PM. No need to register, just bring a basic tool kit and $2 and I will show you how this is done.Hope you can join us!
                              Till next time, Anja

Thursday, November 19, 2015

KaiserColour Colouring Books Video!

Oh I was so excited to see this today! Our whole family loves to color now! Even my husband has his own book! I saw these and they will be added to my growing collection! 

KaiserColour Perfect Bound Coloring Book - Deep Sea. Here is a short video about this KaiserCoulour Colouring Books!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Twelve Hour Sale!!!!

Save, Save, Save - 20%!!
Save $5 on every $25 spent!  A savings of 20%! Savings are automatic - no coupons necessary!!
Two Days Only!  *For every $25+ (before taxes) spent, you will save $5!  Spend $50; save $10 ... spend $100; save $20 ... spend $150; save $30 ...and on & on ... !  *Applies to regular priced, in-stock items. Excluded: crops, classes, pre-orders, diva-made kits, clearance, backorders, special orders & machines such as Silhouette. This promotion cannot be combined with any other discounts/ coupons.  Ends Thursday, November 19 at midnight!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Derwent Inktense Card Class!!

Ahhh .... Derwent Inktense Pencils ... What can we say, they are amazing!! Join me for this fun card class where you will be working with Whipper Snapper Stamps & Derwent Inktense Pencils!! We just love the vibrancy these pencils bring to our projects! I will show you how to create these two adorable cards with focus being on using Derwent Inktense Pencils. 

Students are asked to bring the following to class with them: water brush, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (including foam pop-ups) and your Derwent Inktense pencils. If you do not have the pencils, a class set will be available for sharing. Students will receive a 15% in-store discount during the class.

Monday, November 23: 6:30 - 8:30pm (Please note: store closes at 6pm & I will be there approx. 6:15 to re-open for class).

Monday, November 16, 2015

Silhouette 103

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I wanted to remind you that we will be having a Silhouette 103 class on Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. If you have taken the 101 and 102 class, you will be familiar with the different icons on the screen of the Cameo/Portrait machine. In the 103 class I want to show you how much more you can do with the Silhouette Software. We all know that you can purchase designs from the Silhouette Store but in this class, I will show you how to create some of your own designs and how to improve your use of fonts to create your own card sentiments, project life cards, and titles. Below, you will see a couple of cards that I designed using only my Silhouette. I created the banner, the arrow, the tab, the background papers downloaded from an SVG file, and the stacked sentiment inside one of the cards. To do all this, I used:

  • Edit Points
  • Compound Path
  • Convert to Path
  • Welding
  • Importing SVG files

The second photo is on the inside of the first card above. We will create these two cards in the class.

Hope to see you Thursday.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mix Media Christmas Card Class

Good Morning Everyone,

Ahhh ... the fabulous world of Mixed Media!!  We simply can't get enough!!  Join our mixed-media team of Lori, Kim & Anja, for an incredible journey into the marvels of mixed media art!  You will be creating three stunning Christmas-themed cards using various mediums, sprays, inks, gels, pastes, stamps, stencils, etc. while learning valuable tips and techniques on how to use all of these products.  This workshop is ideal for all levels of crafters; from beginner to advance!

Please join us.
 Thanks for looking and have a great day.