Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Did you know????

That by shopping online with us, you are eligible to win, win, win??

Every week we offer these great incentives:

Incentive One:

Congratulations Ladies!! You have each won a $10 coupon to Scrappin' Great Deals!

Each week THREE new winners will be announced!

If you've ever shopped online with us, you qualify - it's that easy!!!

Last week it was:

Brenda B. of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan!

Christine R. of Huntsville, Ontario!

Shirley W. of Oshawa, Ontario!


Incentive Two:


Each week one lucky winner will receive a purchase back with a coupon to SGD's!!

If you've ever shopped online with us, you qualify - it's that easy!!!

Last week it was:

Alida V. of Calgary, Alberta ... you have won

your order #13565 for $44.56 with a coupon to SGD's!!

Congratulations Alida!!


Who will win this week?? Come shop online and find out if it is you!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another Random Act of Kindness!!

We want to give a big shout out to Cindy -Lynn!!! Thank you so much for these kind words:

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your store! Not only was one of the gals very helpful on the telephone when I was trying to find things to order, but Sheila was awesome in helping me get the correct cc info in so you could ship my order. With lightening speed might I add!! Nobody likes backorders, but I am very very pleased that they will be shipped to me shortly at no additional cost. I run a business, so it is nice to see that other people run their businesses with good business sense, and make their customers feel important =) I will be linking to your store on my blog, and letting ALL my readers know what a great store you have! Full of an awesome selection, and fantastic deals! Thanks so much for everything! Cindy-Lynn Digi's With Attitude!

As you know, we love giving away stuff, so Cindy-Lynn, Sheila is sending you a little extra special something in the mail!!! You made her day!!!

Thanks again to all of you who take the time to send in a comment to us, letting us know that you truly appreciate our staff, our store, our service!!! Next time it might be you on the receiving end of RAK!!! We have the best customers EVER!!!

Butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies!!!

Spring is here and it appears that butterflies are the trend right now!! Look at the all the options you have, wood, stamps, fabric, chipboard .......

KAISER



STUDIO CALICO


TIM HOLTZ



JENNI BOWLIN


PRIMA


And believe it or not, there are more!! Stop by the store to check them all out!! There are also paper lines, like Bo-Bunnies Gabrielle, and coming soon a new line from Pink Paislee!!

Butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

And We Have a Winner!!!



Thank you to all that posted their SPRING creations on our new Customer Submissions Gallery!! We loved seeing all the fantastic cards & layouts you have done!! We used Random.org to select a winner for the challenge and it selected:

niftyscrapper.....aka....Willemien Katerberg!!!

Thank you so much!!! Here is your prize:

Scrapbook & Cards Today 2011 Sketch Calendar - Limited Edition!!!

"This limited edition 13-month calendar will keep you inspired all year through. We have matched 14 fabulously talented industry designers with 14 brand new PageMaps all resulting in a calendar that showcases brand new products along with tips, tricks and techniques. We have also included additional PageMaps as a bonus!


Willemien: If you could email Sheila directly at scrappinsheila@rogers.com, she will make sure you get your calendar!!! Have fun with it, and congrats!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Check it out!!

Garage Sale Update!!

ALL 100 SPOTS NOW SOLD OUT!!

Shoppers - do not miss this garage sale - you will not believe the deals!!

Saturday, April 9: 9am - 5pm

Sunday, April 10: 10am - 4pm

And remember - on Sunday many Vendors will have

marked down what is left over in their boxes by 25 - 50%!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Talk to Us!!



We divas would like to pick your brain for a minute!! We would like some input on what classes you would like to see here at the store over the next couple of months!!!

We obviously will continue our Copic Classes, beginner, intermediate and advanced. They are always in demand, but what else??

Layout Classes??
Technique based classes??
Intro to Cricut??
Altered objects??
Art Journalling??

Let us know what we can do for you!!!

**edited to add Andrea's feedback after reading customer comments**

Alright ladies, more videos are on there way lol! Really happy to hear you enjoyed our first two muddled attempts. We will be happy to make some more in the coming month. I thought I would also mention that SGD also carries a Copic Video Tutorial from Copic itself for $12.88 (and enjoy 15% off right now till Sunday night). click on copics on the left hand side while at the store's webpage and click on copic dvd are there you go (or click on the link below)! Just to help tide you over till I get my act in gear hee hee! Andrea

Copic instructional DVD


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Random BLOG CHALLENGE!!!

LETS THINK SPRING!!!

To welcome the first day of spring, we thought we would host a BLOG CHALLENGE!!

This is going to be a simple one, post a project that
SHOUTS SPRING!!

It can be a card, a layout, a kids craft...anything, as long as it has something to do with spring!! We will pick a winner next Sunday!! Post as many projects as you wish!

We have started a new gallery on Flickr, this is the link:

SCRAPPIN' GREAT DEALS CUSTOMER SUBMISSION GALLERY

We will use it for all blog challenges. All you have to do is join the group as a member, it is free, it is simple to do, just follow the instructions!! Once you are a member, you can upload your pictures of your stuff directly from your camera or computer, etc. Easy Peasy!!

So for this challenge, once you upload your picture, simply put the word SPRING as your description and it will count as an entry for the challenge!!

Any questions, just leave us a comment!!!

Happy Spring!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Customer Video!!!

A big THANK YOU to Wendy Plouffe!!! Wendy did up this video featuring Scrappin' Great Deals' February Scrapbooking kit!! We are a little behind on our blog work!! Sorry for that, but here is the incredible video!!




Enjoy!!

Scrappin' Great Deals Customer Submissions Gallery

Well I finally got around to setting this up!!! Now you can show us your all your creations!! Just join our Flickr Group, and you can upload your cards, layouts, photos, or any other project you have done!! Here is the link:

Scrappin' Great Deals Customer Submissions Gallery

The link is also permanently on our sidebar!! We will also be using this gallery for future BLOG CHALLENGES!! Now go get crafty and show us what you have been up to!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Morning with Krista!!

How Darling are these Cards??!! Spend a morning colouring with Krista, Copic Extraordinaire, and take your skills to the next level!! This is an expert class, you must be VERY comfortable with copics to attend!!

When: This Saturday, March 19, 2011
Time: 10:00 - 1:00pm
Cost: $25.00

Please call to register!
More details can be found here.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Have you checked out the NEW ITEMS lately??

Can you say AMAZING??!! Where to start? So many new lines have come in from Prima and Bo-bunny, paper, stamps, masks, tools......it is ENDLESS!! Have a look at a few of these must haves:











And these are only a small sampling of the new stuff!! Make sure to check our NEW ITEMS II gallery frequently so you don't miss out on anything!!

Have a fantastic day, it is so sunny out right now. Finally!! Hopefully we have had our last snowfall and spring will be here any day!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It is PRIZES time!!

We have some winners, randomly picked, from the comments made on our first ever blog hop!!

Sheila was so thrilled with the hop that she decided to give out 5 prizes!!! Yes that's right! FIVE!!

So lets get to it!!



PRIZE #1: The lucky winner of this WRMK Card kit is LYNN79!












PRIZE#2: The lucky winner of Scrappin' Sheila's March Kit is DEBORA SOLARSKI!






PRIZE#3: The lucky winner of Andrea's March Card Kit is DEENA!











PRIZE#4: The winner of these brand new items - My Stik Adhesives is SARAH!




















PRIZE#5: The winner of these flowers, (plus one more not shown!) is JEANETTE MARCHAND!


CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!

Please give Sheila an email at scrappinsheila@rogers.com to make arrangements to collect your prize!!!

Thanks again for all your support and kind words! We totally plan on doing this again real soon!! SERIOUSLY!!

Finally!!!! The Mega Mount stamp block is finally here!!! AKA- the Rocker Block!! while supplies last...

Mega 6x6 rocker block is back …. FINALLY!!!!
Not sure what that is...check out this older post recopied below for your enabling..I mean viewing pleasure :)

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



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

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thank you!!

Thank you for all the lovely comments that were made on our blog hop!!! We really appreciate the kind words and support we receive! We will be randomly selecting a winner for our hop tomorrow!

Enjoy the sunshine out there, let's hope the powers that be are wrong about a cold spring!! Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our Introductory Blog Hop!!!

Welcome Everyone!!!

This is

Scrappin' Great Deals

****First Blog Hop!!****

We thought that since this is our first hop we would take the opportunity to introduce (or re-introduce) you to the creative force of SGD!!

OUR DIVAS!!

Our staff and designers! Each diva has created a layout or a card to describe themselves!! Our head diva is none other than Scrappin' Sheila, owner of our incredible store and the best employer ever. Her enthusiasm for our industry is unmatched, and man does she love a good sale!! Here is the layout she prepared for our hop:

How amazingly talented is this woman?? Love this layout!
Sheila has a very supportive family, including her very charming husband and two fabulous daughters; her mom Adeline and sister Marie both work at the store.

Sheila loves her store and is thankful every day for its success!! Thanks to all of you for helping it stay that way!!

Let's continue on our hop!! Here are the divas that are participating in today hop and the order that you should follow:

ANDREA


ANJA


CAROL


CHERI/AIMEE


KIM


LORI


Make sure to leave a comment on each and every blog and you could be the winner of some fabulous BLOG CANDY!!! EDITED TO ADD: CHERI & AIMEE'S BLOG ACCEPTS COMMENTS NOW, BUT DON'T WORRY IF YOU WEREN'T ABLE TO LEAVE A COMMENT EARLIER, YOU ARE STILL ELIGIBLE FOR THE CANDY!!!

A name will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, March 9!! Good Luck and enjoy the hop!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Something new!!!

Make sure you check out our blog on Sunday morning, 9:00 am for something new and exciting!!!
That's all I am going to say!!
Okay, a little more to tease you...there will be CANDY involved!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Safari Love!!

Check out this new line from Best Creations:

Safari Boy and Safari Girl:
















How cute are they?? They are double-sided and glittered. We are talking 20 different 12x12 patterns!! There are matching stickers and chipboard, as well as paper pads available!! Wowzers!
















Love it!!! Check out the new line here, and remember that until Sunday it is all 20% off!!



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Store-Wide Savings Now On!!


Save 20% Store-Wide!!

Ladies, this includes our clearance - savings of up to 70%!!

Excluded: store-made kits, crops, classes, preorder items, 10 Daily, gift cards.

We cannot guarantee availability of clearance; sold on a first come basis

Have fun ladies!!

Above offer valid until Sunday, March 6th @ midnight

Shop on-line or in-person!!

No coupon necessary, discounts will appear as you go through the checkout process

Please note:

offers cannot be combined with other store discounts or orders you've already placed

pick-up orders: please allow a minimum of 48 hours for order processing

We will email you once your order is available for pick up.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Release Day!!!

It's that time again!!!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the pictures!!

First up,

SCRAPPIN' SHEILA'S SCRAPBOOKING KIT


Sheila joined Lori designing with the kit again this month!! WooHoo!! And she created these three fanatastic layouts!!!:


And Lori did up these two with the kit:


Check out Lori's blog for one more!


SGD'S CARD KIT

Andrea outdid herself with these ones!!!


Three stamps from Crafters Companion to choose from. How cute are they??!!


KIM'S KID CLUB KIT


There's a frame AND a layout this month!! Way to go Kim!!

So there you have them! Wow!! For more details on the kits just click this link. As always, all three kits are limited edition, when they are gone, they are gone!!