Thursday, October 8, 2015

Must have!

Hello friends :) 

Had a great time this past weekend at National Cardmaking Day! Met a lot of fabulous ladies. I also got a closer look at this fabulous bag! 

This Wendy Vecchi  Designer Accessory Bag, looks good on my arm! 

I also found this cool video from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) - Crazy Things Framelits Die! I just got the stamp a little time ago, but thinking I really might need these framelits! 

Take a look! 

Have a fabulous end of the week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's Tool Time at SGD!!

Yeeehaw!! It's TOOL TIME ladies! 
Jump on over to our Tool Gallery and save 20% on oodles and oodles of fabulous tools!! 
Includes: Memory Box, Spellbinders, IO, Frantic Stamper, Sue Wilson, Tim Holtz & sooo much more!! Excluded: special orders, pre-orders, orders already placed, clearance, sale items. Hurry, ends Thursday, October 8 at midnight. Our next Tool Time Event will not be until winter, so don't miss out!! No coupons necessary, savings are automatic! Shop online & here at our wonderful 3400 sqft store!
Don't miss our New Products gallery - OODLES of new items just in, including Carta Bella, Tim Holtz, BoBunny & more!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Technique Tuesday with Laura!

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 curiosity!! In-store specials every Tuesday!

On October 6, our talented Diva Laura, will be showing us how to create this adorable tag! We always have so much fun & would love for you to join us!! 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, October 6 starting at 1pm

Monday, October 5, 2015

Silhouette 102

Good morning, all! Today, I wanted to let  you know about our upcoming Silhouette 102 class which will be held Tuesday, October 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. This class is a continuation of Silhouette 101 in which you will be learning about how to use the Silhouette Studio Tools. In this class, you will learn how to:
  • Change Line Styles of Text
  • Change Colour and Pattern
  • Change an Image by resizing, copying, rotating etc.
  • Weld Text and use the Offset feature
  • Print and Cut
At the end of the class, you will take home notes and the three images featured below:

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tea Time at Christmas

Good Morning Everyone,

Just wanted to thank everyone for making National Card Making Day a huge success. It was a lot of fun.
I came home last night thinking I was going to make a Halloween card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday but it didn't happen. I wasn't feeling it. I had picked this amazing paper from Simple Stories called Claus & Co and so I had to make a Christmas card. I have made this tea cup card before with Tim Holtz Tea Time die and I thought with that die and this new paper this would make a really nice Christmas Card. Especially for a friend or relative that you share a cup a tea with. If you skip putting the tea bag on, you could give the card to someone who enjoys their coffee. The sentiment again is a die called Celebration from Penny Black.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's World Card Making Day and a new Distress Ink colour!

Happy World Card Making Day!!

It's a full house over at SGD today 
and they are making cards like crazy!

There are still a few spots left for this afternoon
Call the store by 12:30 if you can join us!

And now…announcing the new Distress Colour…

Carved Pumpkin

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall colours with Viva Decor

Happy Friday! It is getting cooler....and some of the leaves are already changing.
I made a Fall card for you. It started out with 2 pieces of watercolour paper and some Viva decor paint copper, yellow green and champagne. For each colour I put some on my craft mat and added some water then I dragged my paper through it (background). With a little piece I only did copper and I used that to diecut the leaves with some Memory box leaves dies and inked the edges with some brown memento ink. You can find some of the yummie Viva decor colours HERE. After the watercolour paper was dry, I shined it up with papertowel and you get a niece shine, sorry, it's hard to see in the picture. Sentiment is from Just Rite and heat embossed, added some twine and copper dots and voila, perfect masculine birthday card. Hope you like it!
                                                    Till next time, Anja

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Giving Thanks

Last Saturday we held a special crop as a fundraiser in support of our "Diva Dani's" Mom, Val, who is battling both lung and breast cancer. Some of the treatments that Val is receiving are not covered by OHIP. Our goal was to raise funds to assist with her treatments. Val is a remarkable woman with a heart of gold and it was our pleasure to host this special event in support of her ongoing efforts to fight this horrible disease.

Here are a couple of notes of thanks from Val & Dani:

"To the Wonderful Ladies of the Scrappin’ Great Deals Family:

Just a quick note to acknowledge my extreme gratitude for your generosity and support with the current journey my family and I are on. The warmth of so many “strangers” is truly heart warming and a great life lesson for me. The power of your actions is uplifting and inspiring. Thank you so much on behalf of myself and my family.

A very special thank you to my amazing daughter Danielle and her wonderful “boss” Sheila. The energy and love put into the event was obvious … and will remain in my heart forever. Thanks to all of you for that.

Take care of yourselves and one another,


Val DeBie"
"There are so many times I am speechless and do not know exactly what to say. But I do want to say a  HUGE THANK YOU to everyone from the bottom of my heart for the generous donations, raffles items, continuous prayers for my family, notes/cards, support, Sheila for helping me in making this event a great success and the list goes on. It too will forever be in my heart and I will always pay it forward. Thank you all again sooo much!! Much love and hugs Dani"
To date, we have raised $2000.00!!!! Way to go...and thank you so much to everyone who has contributed in any way!  Dani is having another fundraising crop this coming Saturday, please contact her for details!  Thanks again!   

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Countdown to Christmas

This weekend past, I headed out to Parkhill for my Annual Jactopia weekend with my girlfriends. I can hardly believe that we have been doing this for 11 years now! I had the opportunity to stop in at Scrappin' Great Deals and have a little shop and picked up this fun Christmas Paper by Doodlebug Design. I really wanted to do something fun with my new Buddy the Elf stamp from Impression Obsession, but what to do?

I had a peek around the dollar store in Parkhill and found this fun Easel Chalkboard.  The Paper and Accessories in the Doodlebug Sugar Plum collection were perfect for this whimsical little project!

First I mixed some paint to lay out a base on the frame. Once the paint dried, I glazed it over with some Viva Crystal Gel. One can NOT possible get enough bling can they?

For this side of the easel, I stamped in versamark and embossed in white over chalkboard paper
I used two papers to cover the easel- Christmas Trim (fussy cutting the scalloped edge) and Jolly Gingerbread. These papers are delicious enough to eat!!! I wanted to add a little more to the frame, so I couldn't resist adding Dasher Doodle to the corner after sponging him a bit to add a touch more dimension.  Lastly, I added the sweet Enamel Christmas Dots tie in all the bright colours in the Designer Paper.

and now, for the Flip Side!

Can you see the sparkly goodness of the Crystal Gel on this side?

I decided to leave this uncovered so that the sentiments and Kris Kringle would be the focal point.

My Silhouette expert friend Kim, helped me to cut the sentiment that complimented the December 25th Medallion that I fussy cut from the Christmas Magic Paper!  How many day's IS it 'til Christmas. Just a sec, I'm going to Google that!  It's 87, Eighty-seven, which means it will be here WAY before we know it!  Anyway, I would have wrote that in the parentheses, however, I could NOT find any chalk in the stores today and I couldn't wait to post. But what I love about the board, is that you can chalk it in each day! I added Kris Kringle and a few more of the enamel dots, 'cause well, you can NEVER have too much bling!

I truly hope that you enjoyed my project! It was fairly easy to complete and if you start now, you will have lot's of time to make one before the Jolly Fellow arrives!

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Art Journal Workshop!!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st @ 6:30pm
Join our media-crazed Divas, Lori & Kim, as they continue to explore the world of mixed media!! This art-form is all the rave and our Divas simply LOVE it!! Together we will play and experiment with different mediums, masks, stamps, techniques and so much more!! New techniques and media are explored every month and there is no need to worry if you missed a class, as you can start your journal at any time!!

Come and play with sprays, inks, gels, pastes, stencils, textures, stamps & soooo much more! Don't forget your Art Journaling Book (suitable for mixed media). We recommend Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Art Journal. Also recommended for this workshop is a Craft Mat and baby wipes. Come prepared to get messy!! Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the workshop. Register today & discover Mixed Media for yourself!!

Thursday, October 1 starting at 6:30pm 
 Ideal for all levels of crafters aged 13+ (teens love to explore too!)