Friday, May 26, 2017

Soft thinking of you!

Happy Friday! I had some down time in my craft room and played with the Fragrant flowers from Penny Black. The flower is heat embossed with silver embossing powder and I coloured it with diluted distress inks, peacock feathers and shabby shutters. When it was dry, I brushed on some ice blue metallic gliding polish, love this new prodcut. As I final touch, I put some silver Nuvo drops in the center of the flowers and on the card. Matted it on a piece of teal cardstock, added the sentiment in Memento teal zeal, scored some lines and finished the card.
                                             Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Looks Good on You!!

We have some Judy cards to share with you today!! Some "Happy, Smile, Encouraging type Cards"!! They are fabulous!  Some of the products Judy used:

Have a fabulous day!! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fall Scrapbooking Retreat!!

Join SGD's for a Scrappin' Great Weekend!! We are thrilled to announce our annual Fall Scrapbooking Retreat!! And we have a new Venue....
 The Four Points by Sheraton, in London, Ontario
November 3 - 5, 2017  
 Nothing but laughter, fun, crafting, surprises, and good times!! This retreat is all about YOU and YOUR hobby!! Scrapbooking, card-making, mixed media, altered art, knitting & MORE!!

Location: The beautiful Four Points by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Road S., London, Ontario! This is a new venue for us and we are soooo excited about hosting our Fall Retreat here! The Four Points by Sheraton offers a lovely setting for our special event in the stunning Balmoral Room! We will be served our very own private delicious buffets just outside of our cropping area. The meals are scrumptious .... the accommodations are comfy ... they offer free WIFI, a wonderful indoor heated pool, peaceful Japanese gardens for relaxation, glass-enclosed workout facility, a microwave and mini fridge in each room, on-site Starbucks and restaurant, conveniently located off the 401; across from White Oaks Mall.

Our retreats are a BLAST (seriously!!); we would love to have you join us!!

Please note: all reservations are through Scrappin' Great Deals ... spots are already selling; limited seating available - do not wait - get yourself registered asap!! Call us at 519-473-5751 or Click here to register online!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Create Art

I got a chance to play on the weekend!  I love getting a chance to get a little messy!  I made this mixed media canvas and I am very happy with how it turned out! 

Some product I used:
Ranger Crackle Paste

Prima Colour Bloom Sprays
Prima ArtAlchemy Paints
Prima ArtAlchemy Waxes
Tim Holtz Bits & Pieces - Time Pieces, Philosophy Tags, Remnents
K & Company Keys

It was so much fun! This will be my class at our Spring Retreat this coming weekend, but if it goes well I will be teaching it at one of our pop up shops as well!  Have a fantastic day everyone!

Monday, May 22, 2017

1 - 6 x 6 Paper Pad ..... 3 Scrapbook Layouts

Good morning, everyone! Happy Victoria Day! The rainy day yesterday gave me an excuse to play in my Crop Room. I had this 6 x 6 Paper Pad from Bo Bunny and was wondering how I could use it. The first thing that I did was to separate the papers into three piles, matching up colours and prints. Then I set to work to create the following layouts. In each layout, I simply cut the 6 x 6 papers into different shapes ( 2 x 6 strips, 3 x 3 squares, and 5 x 6 squares). I wanted to show you that you can use paper pads for more than just card-making.

Bo Bunny "Life in Color" Collection

Layout 1 (3 x 3 squares)

Layout 2 (2 x 6 strips)

Layout 3 (5 x 6 pieces)

I have made up a few kits for each of the layouts. Hope that you like them.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Junk Journal

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my Junk Journal. I will be teaching this class next Sat at our spring Retreat. If you would like to take the class you can register here. Space is limited.
I started off my staining the papers with coffee and dried them in the oven. This technique gives the pages an antique look. This will be done for you. I will teach you how to make your signatures and how to bind them together. We will decorate the front cover and some of the pages inside. You could use this journal for scrap booking or for art journaling.

Hope you can join me. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tape Cutter for cutting rolls of double sided tape

Funny how I just wrestled with tearing off my double sided tape today

Little did I know I needed this handy tool!

Get yours here and never have uneven rips again!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, May 19, 2017

Let your dreams take fligth!

Happy Friday! A new stamp set from Penny Black, called Fragment Flowers, comes with this beautiful sentiment and stamp! This sentiment would be great for someone graduating....
You can find the stamp set HERE.
I stamped with black versafine and coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils, put some tumbled glass from Tim Holtz around the edges, some clear wink of Stella for some bling and pale gold Nuvo drops. The purple mat has been cut with one of the edge dies from MFT.
At last, I addes some score lines along the top and bottom. It was fun and relaxing to make this card!
Don't forget that today our pop up shop is at the Komoka Community Center, we would love to see you!
                                              Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 18, 2017

"Rough & Ready" Make & Take with Diva Connie!

Check out this fabulous make & take being offered by our crafty, "Diva Connie"!! Brutus has a bow tie and attitude! 
If you love learning something new this technique workshop is perfect for you. Stencils will be your new favourite accessory. In class we will use a Tim Holtz brick stencil, Distress crayons, Inks and guiding polish resulting in a very realistic background. Bring to class your craft mat, adhesives, scissors and your, rough and ready attitude!! This is a make and take .. registration is appreciated, however not necessary.
Click this link to register:
Thursday, June 8: starting at 11:30am
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Everyone is a WINNER - 20% Store-Wide!!

Everyone is a lucky winner!!  

Enjoy store-wide savings of 20% - No minimum purchase!!  Virtually everything is on sale!!   Enter the winning code "WINNER" (all caps) in the coupon box as you proceed through checkout - it's that simple!!
Excluded:  pre-orders, orders already placed, sale items, Misti products, Diva-made kits.  Limit one coupon per order.  Hurry, this incredible promotion ends Thursday, May 18 at midnight!