Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Especially For Your Dancing Girl!!



How sweet is this new line from Best Creations, titled Ballet Princess!!?? Almost makes me want to try for that girl, almost, well really no but really this paper and matching stickers are adorable!!

Have a look at the full line here: Best Creations - Ballet Princess!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Introducing our Newest Diva!!


We are thrilled to welcome Rose to our team of crafting Divas!!!

WELCOME!!!

You will fall in love with Rose's creative touch and stylish flair!! Rose's first class at Scrappin' Great Deals is this Saturday!!!


Rose will teach you how to make these 4 all occasion cards!! A variety of tools and mediums will be used.

Class Details: Saturday, June 4, 2010
10:00am - 12:00
$25.00

Please bring your basic tool kit with you, trimmer, adhesive etc.
Please register by Thursday, June 2, 2010 to allow Rose enough preparation time!! Thank you!!

YOU WILL LOVE THIS CLASS!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Did you know???

.....about this weeks incredible sale??

Not only are there over 120 items up to 50% off, but:

ALL STAMPS AND COPICS ARE 32% OFF!!!

Yes, you read that right!! How amazing is Sheila this week!!!

Check out these new stamps we just got in:

Ali Edwards (LOVE her!)



Magenta


Tim Holtz


Stamping Bella


House Mouse


Can you believe those are all new this week??!! Check out the STAMP GALLERY to see what you know you need!!! Don't miss out on this incredible sale! Stock up! At these prices, how can you resist? (I know I can't) It is over on Sunday at Midnight!!

Don't forget about the COPIC Sale too!! 32% off everything in the COPIC MARKER GALLERY as well. This is our best sale price EVER!! Also over on Sunday!!!

Have a fantastic day!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Lowered Shipping Rates!!!


for Canadian Shoppers!!

effective May 25, 2011

FREE Shipping on all orders over $75.00!!!
(before taxes, within Canada)


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Product Review - MASKS!!

Masks, Masks and more MASKS!!!

So I was going over the last few layouts and projects I have done and discovered that most of them used a Mask. LOVE them!! They are so incredibly versatile that I thought I would share a few of their uses.

Scrappin' Great Deals carries several masks from both Prima and Tim Holtz. A mask is basically a stencil in reverse. Place the mask on paper, and apply your medium around it leaving what is behind the mask untouched, letting the original paper show through and it will be enhanced by the ink or mist you put around it. They are re-usable and clean up with just some damp paper towel. Masks are not even just for paper, use them on shipping tags, fabric, even flowers or other embellishments.

Tim Holtz masks such as this one:

have an adhesive backing making it very easy to use with several different mediums, such as ink or mist or even paint. Once the mask is in place, you can use distress ink with the foam applicator tool to apply the ink around the mask. You can also use spray mist or paint. Here is an example of a pairing of a Tim Holtz mask and distress inks:


Prima masks like this one:


are best used with a mist such as Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. Simply place the mask over the paper or embellishment and spray away!! Prima masks are not adhesive, so while it is possible to use ink and a foam applicator tool, you must hold the mask in place while you are spreading the ink. It is very easy to allow the mask to slip & slide thereby potentially altering the appearance of the mask. Here is an example of a pairing of a Prima mask with glimmer mist:

and an example of a Prima mask with distress inks:


Masks are not just flourishes or flowers. They can be alphabets as well allowing you to create titles like this one:


or background text such as I did here:

Masks will add another layer to your projects, which I love. So take your layouts a step further and play with some masks! Experiment, go crazy! You won't be disappointed in the results!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

An EXCLUSIVE offer for our Followers!!!


As a special THANK YOU to our Blog Followers, Sheila has this amazing offer for you!!

Each Blog Follower will receive a $10 coupon to SGD’s. Coupon must be redeemed online. One coupon per blog follower.

This special Blog Candy Promotion is valid until Friday, May 27th @ midnight.

To redeem follow these 3 steps:

1. Place your order online.

2. In the customer notes section of your order please include your blog name for verification.

3. At the bottom of the check-out please enter your special code CANDY (all caps) in the coupon box.

$10 will come off your online purchase!!

So tell your friends that they too can take advantage of this offer, all they have to do is become a follower of our blog!!

How awesome is this! So go, go now, tell your friends and start shopping!!

I'll make it easy for you...click HERE!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Congratulations to.......


LAST WEEKS WINNERS!

It was Lucky Friday the 13th Week at SGD's!!!

Bonnie I. of Seaforth, Ontario!

Carol B. of Seeley's Bay, Ontario!

Glenda D. of Edmonton, Alberta!

Jackie S. of Winnipeg, Manitoba!

Jennifer D. of Hanover, Ontario!

Lucie R. of Brossard, Quebec!

Melissa Y. of Florence, Nova Scotia!

Sharon M. of Kensington, PEI!

Terry K. of Edmonton, Alberta!

Sandy A. of Hope, British Columbia!

Pauline G. of Chatham, Ontario!

Linda D. of Chepstow, Ontario!

Lana H. of Foremost, Alberta!

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!!!

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Win your purchase back with SGD's!

Ardyth P-R of Toronto, Ontario .... you have won

your order #14349 for $50.63 with a coupon to SGD's!!

Congratulations Ardyth!!

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!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Upcoming Classes!!!


There is a lot going on at our beloved store this week!! (As usual!!) Here are some upcoming classes our ever so talented divas are providing for you:

AFTERNOON WITH ANDREA - PRODUCT TALK

Come join Andrea for this weekly event!!
Every Thursday 1pm - 3pm

FREE!!

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"GET YOUR SKETCH ON!!"

With Kim & Carol
Friday, May 13, 2011 6:30 - 8:30pm
$12.00
As a bonus, stay and crop for free!!!


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A MORNING WITH KRISTA!!

EXPERT COPIC CLASS!!
Saturday, May 14, 2011 9:30am - 12:00pm
$25.00


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A BRAG BOOK!!

with Kim & Susan!!
Saturday, May 14, 2011 1:30 - 3:30pm
$30.00

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How awesome are those classes!!!

Just give the store a call at 519-473-5751 to book a class!!
Visit our website for more details and more upcoming events!!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FABULOUS!!

Yes, that is all of you!!!

You are all FABULOUS!!

And if you came to our National Scrapbooking Day Event, you have a layout to prove it!!

Here is the layout that everyone created:


We created the flourish in the corner using a Prima mask and Electric Blue Glimmer Mist

And of course no layout is complete without a tag with a Tim Holtz sentiment on it!! It was stamped on a plain shipping tag, using a stamp found on his Urban Chic set with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, which was also used along the edges of the tag with some Tumbled Glass added to the middle of the tag.

The title fabulous was cut out using the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge, from a new shade of Bazzill cardstock - Fired Brick. Love it!!

We also used an EK Success Border Punch called Circles, a Tim Holtz Sizzix die called Tattered Florals, May Arts sparkly ribbon, Bazzill brads and Prima bling!! The designer paper was from October Afternoon and Echo Park.

We had a great day celebrating this wonderful industry of ours, we hope you did too!! For those of you who could not make it in to the store, (or would like to make another layout!) we do have a few extra kits on hand that you can purchase!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

SGD May Card Kits are here...get one while they last!



We are trying something new with this month's card kit. On your kit instructions you will receive 2 card sketches I have created to use as your inspiration. I created the cards above based on the sketches- do you like them? It was REALLY fun to make them this way! If you decide to create your cards exactly like mine you have enough supplies in your kit to duplicate this look.

Another new feature of this kit is that I have included all tools and supplies that I used so that you can add to your kit purchase and use the same border punch, copic markers, etc. I have been asked for this info and thought it was great to include! I have already received feedback from one customer and they shared that they loved it! Hope you do to!

Kim played along with the card kits this month and created her own cards based on the sketches. I think she did a great job and have included them below for more inspiration.

As always we love to hear your feedback as it helps improve the kit selection we make for YOU so keep it coming ladies!!!





Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FREE EVENT THIS SATURDAY!!!


Come out and celebrate
NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY
with the Divas at


Saturday, May 7, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm

COME CREATE A LAYOUT ALL ABOUT YOU!!

Play with paper, flowers, masks, mists, bling...!!!!

AND IT IS TOTALLY FREE
Just bring a 4x6 picture of yourself and we will show you how FABULOUS you are!!!

Snacks, Door Prizes!!

Come get crafty with us!!


THIS WEEKS AMAZING SALE IS NOW ON!!!


Celebrate National Scrapbooking Week

Save 20% Store-Wide!!

Ladies, this includes our Clearance!!

Plus … Receive a FREE gift from us with every $25+ (before taxes) purchase!!

Excluded: store-made kits; 10 daily items; crops, classes, gift-cards, pre-order items

Valid until Sunday, May 8th @ midnight!

Shop online or in-person!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

MAY'S SCRAPBOOKING KIT!!

"TIMELESS TREASURES"

This kit is stuffed full of patterned paper by BoBunny, Kaiser Craft, Glitz Designs and Prima, coordinating Bazzill cardstock, embellishments by Tim Holtz, Prima, Websters, Kaiser and Pink Paislee. Lovely!!

Sheila and I had an amazing day on Saturday creating with kit; we might have a bit of a competition going on, all in good fun though!! (It was a day of kit making, Andrea was working on her cards, Kim was working on her kids kit, busy busy busy!)

We did not include an alpha with this kit. We wanted to show that you can use the paper in your kits for your titles by using the fantastic Cricut machine and Cuttlebug/Big Shot. There are SO many font cartridges and dies you can use for these machines! They are not just for cards folks!!

Here are our creations for this month:

SHEILA


Yes, that is FIVE LAYOUTS with this one kit!! Everything Sheila used was included in the kit!! Remember you can make your own embellishments with the paper in the kit, such as the flourishes that Sheila used from a Tim Holtz sizzix die, and the butterflies were created with a Martha Stewart Punch.


Here are two of my layouts, the third you can pop over to my blog to see, along with some close ups and details.


Remember that our kits are Limited Editions, and when they are gone, they are gone!! We do offer a monthly subscription to ensure that you never miss out!! And this month we have a little something special for our subscribers. As a thank you, and as a Mother's Day bonus, we are including a little extra "bling" in the kit, for our subscribers only!!! This fabulous Prima lace is yours:

Beautiful isn't it??!!

Thanks for looking and we hope you get inspired to create with this kit!!

Big Big Thank You

Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments! And thank you to Sheila & Andrea, and all the girls at SGD....you are the bestest at pumping a gal up!!! I love working there and creating the kits each month with Sheila is truly the best part of it all!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our blog drawing to celebrate Lori's publishing success! Using Random.org the lucky commenter chosen was #2:

Dee in N.H. said...
How exciting!!!!! congrats to you Lori! You must be thrilled and your pages are awesome!