Thursday, December 30, 2010

Let's finish up 2010 with some......

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!!

We here at Scrappin' Great Deals are very fortunate to deal with the most amazing people....you our customers. We would not be the business we are without the clientele we have. Sheila and all her staff work very hard each and every day to bring our customers the best advice, the best service, the best products and, as always, the best deals. Sheila receives many, many phone calls and emails thanking us for our service. It warms our hearts to know our efforts are not going unnoticed.

So to thank those, that thank us, SCRAPPIN GREAT DEALS, is once again giving away some RAK!!

A couple of emails stood out over the last few weeks and they are as follows:

NUMBER ONE:
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Hi Sheila…..Just wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family and staff a very merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. It has been a great year of scrapbooking and card making, thanks to your fantastic establishment. I have wonderful layouts and phenomenal cards ….not to mention an addiction to Copics!! Thanks again…..keep up the good work…..and I look forward to seeing you again in the New Year…..Cheryl Williamson
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Cheryl, THANK YOU!!! We would like to give you the following little something:

December 2010 Card Kit with Whiff of Joy's Willow


NUMBER TWO:
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Something that touches me so much is watching them donate their extra coins to the Salvation Army .... simply warms my heart. That my dear is because they have learned from the best! You are such a giving person and the apples have not fallen very far from the tree at all. I love the little personalization you put on your newsletters. It gives us all an insight into your wonderful family and makes me feel a tiny part of it!

Have a wonderful holiday season and enjoy some well deserved time with your family and friends.

Best wishes for a wonderful and prosperous 2011.

Jacqui

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Jacqui, THANK YOU!!! We would like to give you the following little something:

ONE OF SCRAPPIN' SHEILA'S LIMITED EDITION SCRAPBOOKING KITS
(sorry! no photo available at this time!!)

Cheryl and Jacqui, Sheila will be contacting you about your RAK!! Thanks again!

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THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR SPECTACULAR CUSTOMERS!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

We Have Some Winners!!!

Finally!!! The wait is over! I actually had a few minutes tonight to get everything organized, plug some numbers into random.org and randomly select TWO winners!! So lets begin with the fabulous prize that Scrappin' Great Deals is providing for this monumental event (yes, our first ever blog challenge merits being titled monumental!!).

THE PRIZES!!


THE SCOR-BUDDY!!

Perfect for both card maker and scrapbooking, this is one tool you don't want to be without!! And these two lovely ladies will both be receiving one!!

THE WINNERS!!

The random draw for the Christmas Card drew this winner: Lorraine M., with this lovely card:


The random draw for the Scrapbooking Layout drew this winner: Jo-Anne Koiter, with this layout: (Jo-anne emailed her submissions to us)


We thank everyone who participated in our first ever Blog Challenge!! What incredibly talented people you all are!!!

Our two winners, please contact Sheila at scrappinsheila@rogers.com and she will make the arrangements to get you your prize!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

THANK YOU!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered our first BLOG CHALLENGE!!! Sorry for this late post but the Christmas frenzy just got ahead of us!!! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you all the best for 2011!!

We will be picking the winners of the challenge in the next day or two, and will have some exciting details about our next challenge!!

All the best from Sheila and her divas here at SCRAPPIN' GREAT DEALS!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

ATTENTION SCRAPBOOKERS!!!



We are LOVING all the submissions to our first BLOG CHALLENGE!!!

BUT WHERE ARE ALL THE SCRAPBOOKERS!!!

The cards are simply amazing but we need to see some layouts too please!!!

COME ON SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

CHRISTMAS BLOG CHALLENGE!!

WELCOME TO OUR FIRST BLOG CHALLENGE!!

A bit of a change of plans, because the GET YOUR SKETCH ON class was postponed until January. But we didn't want to disappoint you so we decided to do a:
CHRISTMAS THEMED CHALLENGE!!

So please post your Christmas Cards, your Christmas Layouts, your Christmas Crafts anything with the holiday theme!!
Show us your stuff!
There will be prizes!!!
ENJOY!!




Friday, December 10, 2010

'Tis the Season for a little RAK!!!

How creative is this......


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A little Merry Christmas gift to wonderful you, Sheila, and your friendly staff.


First let's sing the refrain:

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way.

O' what fun it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh.


Good, now using the same tune try these:


Scrappin' Deals, Scrappin' Deals

Great people working away.

O' how sweet, they are to treat

Us in a special way - Hooray!


Scrappin' Deals, Scrappin' Deals

Send their goods your way.

O' how sweet to get a treat

With your package on the way!


My best wishes to everyone on staff and their families for a fun and safe holiday season!

Keep smiling,

Marilynne

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Thank you Marilynne!!! We loved the jingle!!! It made Sheila's day!!


So in the spirit of the season, here is our little Random Act of Kindness....TO YOU!!!


Check out these two fabulous UNITY stamps:



They are now yours Marilynne!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS from SCRAPPIN' GREAT DEALS!!!



GET READY!!

Our first ever blog challenge starts tomorrow!!!

Kim & Carol's

"Get Your Sketch On!!" class is tonight!

Tomorrow we will post the challenge and you have ONE week to show us your layouts!!

And remember, if you are attending the class tonight, don't forget to post your layout because you will have TWO chances to win the challenge!!!

Lets get SCRAPPY!!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A NEW CHALLENGE FOR YOU!!!

It's a winter wonderland out there!!! Three snow days in a row?? When was the last time that happened!! Let's hope for some school tomorrow, this mom is running out of "keep 'em busy" ideas!!

Now on to our latest and greatest idea and a CHALLENGE for you bloggers. Scrappin' Great Deals has been offering a once a month class titled "Get Your Sketch On!", taught by Carol and Kim. They provide you with a sketch, you bring in a few pictures and they guide you through producing a layout based on that sketch. A bonus to the class, you get to stay until midnight and crop for free (the class is always on a Friday night!) So our idea.....

We will be hosting a BLOG CHALLENGE to accompany the Friday night class!! WooHoo!! Another way to win some loot from Scrappin' Great Deals!! We will post the challenge on the Saturday following the Friday night class. You create a layout based on the sketch, post it on our blog, and be eligible to win!! You will have one week to create and post!! How simple is that!!

Oh, yeah!! As a bonus to those who come to the in store class...Post your layout and you have TWO chances to win!!! How great is that!!

The next Get Your Sketch On is this Friday, December 10, 2010

So the Blog Challenge will begin Saturday December 11, 2010 and close Saturday December 18, 2010. Perfect timing to get a little something for yourself before Christmas!!


We think this is an amazing idea, and hope you all do to! It is our first Blog Challenge and we love giving away prizes!! We know our customers are the most creative people out there. We want to see your work!! Show us your STUFF!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the store yesterday for our Anniversary Event!! It was a great success! We will be posting pictures of the amazing tags that our Divas created to share with the best customers ever!! A ton of prizes were given out in the store and we have one more to hand out now!!

And the winner is JENN JONCAS!! Congratulations!!
(Random.org - selected number 3)

We hope you enjoy your stamps Jenn!! Please email sheila at scrappinsheila@rogers.com by December 10, 2010 and she will send you your candy!!

We've got a ton of snow here in town, looks like it might just be a White Christmas!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary Blog Candy!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!!

SCRAPPIN' GREAT DEALS
HAS HAD THIS INCREDIBLE STORE FOR TWO YEARS NOW AND WE WANT TO CELEBRATE THE BIG DAY WITH YOU!!

COME VISIT US TODAY IN THE STORE FOR THIS AMAZING EVENT!!
YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

OUR DIVAS ARE ON HAND WITH SOME BRILLIANT MAKE N TAKES!!
(WE HAVE THE MOST CREATIVE DESIGNERS!!)

THERE WILL BE DOOR PRIZES EVERY HALF HOUR!!

THE GRAND PRIZE:
A SPELLBINDER GRAND CALIBRE MACHINE WITH TWO DIES!!

HAVE I MENTIONED THERE WILL BE CAKE??

AND TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER.....

HERE, ON THIS BLOG, TODAY ONLY...

BLOG CANDY!!

It is time to show us some love!!

LEAVE US A COMMENT ON THIS POST, LETTING US KNOW HOW GREAT YOU THINK OUR STORE IS, AND YOU COULD WIN THE CANDY!!

THESE TWO ADORABLE STAMPS JUST ARRIVED IN STOCK FROM IMPRESSION OBSESSION:


AND THEY COULD BE YOURS!!
ONE LUCKY PERSON WILL CARRY AWAY THIS CANDY!!

WILL IT BE YOU??

LET THE LOVIN' BEGIN!!!

PSSST!!!

BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!

NO, NOT TODAY, TOMORROW!!!

TO HELP CELEBRATE THE

2nd ANNIVERSARY OF OUR TERRIFIC STORE

We are giving away the following two stamps to ONE lucky person!!



How cute are these Impression Obsession stamps??!!

MAKE SURE TO COME BACK TOMORROW!!

LEAVE A COMMENT ON TOMORROW'S POST
TELLING US WHY YOU THINK

SCRAPPIN' GREAT DEALS

IS THE BEST STORE EVER!!!

AND YOU QUALIFY. EASY AS THAT!!

ONE DAY ONLY!!

See you tomorrow!!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Our Diva's are busy.....

......creating incredible make n take projects for our:

2nd Anniversary Event this SATURDAY!!

Here are some of the products our designers are using:

FLOCKING

TWINKLING H2Os

MICRO BEADS

GLIMMER MIST

DREAMWEAVER PASTE

PEEL OFF STICKERS

FLOWER SOFT

You don't want to miss this FANTASTIC event!!
10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 4, 2010

Door Prizes every HALF HOUR!!
Incredible In-Store Specials!!
CAKE!!
(that's reason enough in my opinion!!)


SEE YOU THERE!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Card Kit Release!!


(Wow, two posts in one day!!)

SGD has revamped their card kits to make it easier to make full cards each month using your kit supplies and your choice of stamp! We have taken the guess work out of our previous card kits and include step by step instructions on how to cut and assemble your cards.

Of course you can make your cards anyway you choose!

Here are the fabulous cards that ANGIE & ANDREA put together for December:



LOVE these colour combinations!!! Beautiful work!

Card Kit Members can choose between the FOUR stamps being offered.

Willow with Gingerbread Heart by Whiff of Joy
Ice-Beary Greetings by Whiff of Joy
A Smile is a Curve by Stampendous
Life’s Path by Stampendous


As always, they are LIMITED EDITIONS!! Get them here while you can!!

December Scrapbooking Kit Release!!


**DEC. 3, 2010 UPDATE**
DECEMBER KITS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!!
IN RECORD TIME!
THANK YOU!!


It's release time again!!!

Scrappin' Sheila's December Scrapbooking Kit:

This kit is jammed pack full of designer papers from Pink Paislee, BG, Fancy Pants, SEI and Lilybee; Bazzill cardstock; embellishments from Kaiser, CI, Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee, Pebbles, Maya Road and more!! And the colours!! Stunning!!

Andrea had some fun with Photoshop this morning and put together these collages that feature photos of the kit and the layouts that LORI & SARAH created:



Amazing Work Ladies!!

Remember these are LIMITED EDITION KITS!! Get them while you can!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Last Chance for Incredible Savings!!!

Today is it! The final day of our Huge Inventory Sale!!! There are still lots of deals to be had so check out the savings:

INVENTORY BLOWOUT!!


Don't miss out! There won't be another sale like this one for another whole year!!

Please don't make us count this stuff!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Coming Soon.......It's a party!

It's Our 2nd Anniversary of Having our Beautiful Store!!!
Mark your calendars ladies .... this is one anniversary party you don't want to miss!!

Join us Saturday, December 4th from 10am - 3pm
our amazing Designers will be on hand offering FREE make & takes!!

We are giving away OODLES of Door Prizes!!
Our Grand Prize .... A Spellbinder Grand Calibur Machine with 2 dies!!!!

There is no need to register - just come & join the fun!!!
Refreshments & goodies!!
In-store specials!!

See you there!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Impression Obsession Rocker Block stamp handle- why do I love it


**Please scroll down for my first post today about SGD's massive inventory clearout!!**

Those of you who have met me have probably heard me RAVING about Impression Obsessions magnificent stamp block. I have had the privilege of meeting the owner of IO Mitra this past summer and I saw her stamping backgrounds stamps. I wasn't very interested when I first saw what she was doing because I HATED stamping backgrounds as I always miss parts of the image no matter how hard I try. So I am standing there not paying too much attention until out of the corner of my eye I see her roll the background stamp once onto her paper...and it came out perfect!!! So of course I elbowed my way to the front of the group to see more of what she just did. I asked very nicely (aka demanded) if she could do that again. She inked a large 5.75x5.75 stamp....positioned it on her paper...rolled it once...and again it was perfect.

HOLY COW.........

I asked how it worked for finely detailed stamps and she very nicely showed me how she  placed a much smaller detailed stamp on her large block, inked, rolled and a perfect image.

THUD....sorry that was me fainting

I found my new love. I could not stop telling Mitra how much I loved loved loved this handle and must have one asap! She hooked me up quickly...perhaps to get the crazy woman professing her undying love away from her hee hee... and off I went.

I have become a very brave stamper let me tell you! I used to very hesitantly get my stamp ready for inking, tried lots of different layers, foams, soft surfaces, hard surfaces, etc etc etc and would stamp my image and no matter what it always took me a few tries to get a clean image. I tried everything everyone told me with no luck. I don't know if it's because of not being strong enough but I had terrible luck. Mind you my stamper friends pretty much all shared this feeling and our garbage was filled with wasted (pricey) paper with half stamped images on it. Now with my IO handle I stamp once with ease and brag about it to everyone I know. And again if you have met me you can vouch for that hee hee! Not only does it stamp super well for me but I can also fit more than one stamp on the handle and often stamp multiple images at a time. With of course more bragging and a cocky look on my face lol! Rarely does it not stamp cleanly and if it doesn't I know before I even look at it because I knew my roll across my paper didn't have pressure on all sides of the block.

Ahhh Mitra....sooo happy I met you. And I have to say I have been buying up the Impression Obsession stamps like crazy! Must haves are the beautiful amazing swirls (I took this to a crop and it was one of the most used and borrowed items) and also any of the cover a card stamps- my fave being the branches. Now all us SGD diva's have one and truth be told it's usually on back order and doesn't get a chance to hit the floor because of the waiting list to get one. Which you should probably put your name on ;)

For a picture tutorial on how to use the Rocker Block (actually called the Mega mount but I have always called it rocker block because it rocks my world lol) click below to go to the IO blog and see one of their DT's picture tutorial!


Here is one of my fave crafty sayings that applies here....If you are having trouble sleeping at night...it's because you don't own this must have tool. Just sayin! Cheers- Andrea


I almost don't want to tell you about this till I have shopped for what I want...

but....I have to be nice and tell you about SGD's massive inventory clearout!!!

I just went through it all and there are quite a few items on my wish list so come and grab them while supplies last! Click the link below to be taken right to the deals...

Massive Inventory Clearout...

Plus if that isn't enough to warm up my pocketbook....read below!

SGD's Clearance Blow-Out! Save 10% on clearance until Sunday, November 21st at midnight! Remember, we cannot guarantee availability of anything in clearance - items sell out quickly, so shop early for best selection.

And while I am sharing- here is a layout I did of some of us SGD girls over at Sheila's house this summer- hope you like it!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Finally back with another blog post...a couple actually

I know there have been tumbleweeds around here lately ladies- sorry!!! October is a very busy month for me with sooo many birthdays, Thanksgiving and Halloween- phew! November feels like a fresh start and I am already feeling the Christmas spirit! For some of you this may be a wee bit early but I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! You will start to see some posts on here with lots of Christmas projects- hope to get you inspired!

Here are some upcoming class projects that you can take with us at SGD or order the class kit (click on photos to see them larger with more detail):

Mornings with Krista and Copics- Expert Level- Saturday, November 13th:  10am - 12 noon

Get your Sketch on with Kim and Carol- Friday, November 12th:  6:30 - 8:30pm

Copic Marker Advanced Class with our Copic Divas!!- Sunday, November 14th:  11am - 1:30pm

I believe Shadow box Tray with Lori!!- Saturday, November 20th:  10am  - 1:00pm
 Christmas Countdown clipboard with Kim!!- Sunday, November 21st:  1:30 - 3:30pm


Vintage Designer Chest with Kim!! - Thursday, November 25th:  6:30 - 8:30pm


Bo Bunny Christmas card class with Kim!!- Sunday, November 28th:  1:30 - 3:00pm




SGD's November Card kits are now available!!!

SGD has revamped their card kits to make it easier to make full cards each month using your kit supplies and your choice of stamp! We have taken the guess work out of our previous card kits and include step by step instructions on how to cut and assemble your cards.

Of course you can make your cards anyway you choose!

Each card kit gives you 2 card designs and the exact amount of supplies to make 3 cards of each design- that gives you your 6 full cards!

This month`s stamp choices are the following Unity Itty Bitty stamps- Silhouette Joy, Merry and Bright , or Snowbody Warms my Heart. You can see the 2 card designs in the pictures above as well as the stamp choices.

Kits can be found by at Scrappingreatdeals online and in the store while supplies last.

Now let`s get crafty!!!




SGD's November Scrapbook kit is now available!!!!!

Feast your eyes on the incredible creations for Lori and Sarah!!!! I have a serious case of scrapbooker envy! Honestly- I think I am just going to copy their layouts ;)

Click here to get your kit only while supplies last!

Lori


Sarah


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

High Hopes Blog Candy Winner!!

The winner of FOUR High Hopes stamps is...............

True Random Number Generator: 2
Powered by RANDOM.ORG

The winner is StampinCathy!!!!!
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Congratulations Cathy!! Please email me on Facebook or at sgdandrea@bell.net with your mailing info and we will ship your prize out to you asap!!!!!

Stay tuned as our next blog candy giveaway will be shared shortly!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October SGD Scrapbooking kit is now available!!!!



Our October kit is now available! Our spooky kit is ready to help you scrapbook your Halloween pictures just becareful not to make them too scary or no one will have the courage to look at your pages hee hee! Hop on over to SGD online or in store to pick up your kit while supplies last.

Here are some examples using this month's kits from our Scrapbook Designers Lori and Sarah....





Introducing our **New and Improved** SGD card kits!



**Don't forget to enter our blog candy on the post below**
SGD has revamped their card kits to make it easier to make full cards each month using your kit supplies and your choice of stamp! We have taken the guess work out of our previous card kits and include step by step instructions on how to cut and assemble your cards.

Of course you can make your cards anyway you choose!

Each card kit gives you 2 card designs and the exact amount of supplies to make 3 cards of each design- that gives you your 6 full cards!

This month`s stamp choices are Witchypoo, Baby Trick or Treat Witch, or Wednesday. You can see the 2 card designs in the pictures above as well as the stamp choices.

Kits can be found by at Scrappingreatdeals online and in the store while supplies last. Don`t forget if you join the monthly kit program for 6 months you get 15% off the regular price of these kits.

Now let`s get crafty!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Would you like to win these High Hopes Stamps- Leave a comment to win our blog candy!!





Would you like to win these High Hope stamps? Leave a comment to win.
For a second chance to win please post this on your blog and leave a second comment with your blog address for us to confirm it.
Help spread the word!
Blog candy will be drawn Oct 10th.
Good Luck to all!

What are YOU doing this Saturday? Come and join us for our Free event!

Saturday, October 2nd is World Card Making Day!!  

Come and celebrate with SGD!!  
From 10am - 3pm our designers will be on hand offering free make and takes and demos!!!  
Ladies, this is a totally free event for our customers!!! There is no need to register ... just stop by anytime between 10am to 3pm for a fantastic day at Scrappin' Great Deals!!
We will have all sorts of door prizes and our designers have so much in store for you!!!
You don't want to miss this event - come on out and learn something new!! 

Copics and Stamps on Sale- Oh My!!!!


This week's sale in honour of World Card Making Day is 25% off Copic Markers and regularly priced stamps. OOoooo- my kind of sale! You can find Copics and Stamps under Card Making event on our website or by clicking here.

Please note no other coupons can be used in addition to the discount on these items when purchasing copics or stamps.

If we are out of stock on an item you want...need...always need in my case lol...just ask us to order the item for you and we will happily put the order on backorder for you and we will call you when they arrive back in stock. 

Sale starts NOW and runs until Sunday, Oct. 3rd at midnight. Happy Shopping!