Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pssst!!!

Paper, paper and more paper!! It is my dream come true....ALL single sheets of DESIGNER PAPER is on sale until midnight tonight!! The best sale we have ever had on paper:

50% off

Come on you paper hoarders...I know I am not the only one out there!!! Help us clear those paper trays so we can bring in the new releases from CHA!!! We need to make room!!!

Click here for our fantastic PAPER GALLERY!!

Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals – The Scrap Basket Challenge



While reading all the updates on Facebook this morning, this link posted by Lime Tart caught my eye.

Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals – The Scrap Basket Challenge

Click on the link and read all about how you start with this:

Next step, create this:


End result!!:


Thank you to the Go-to Gals over at Paper Crafts!!! Fantastic Ideas!!! Had to share them!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The BIG Boss says to ....


Keep it rollin'!!!


Sheila says:

"Hi ladies .... We are back from CHA & I say to keep it rollin'!! Our Store-Wide savings of 22% will continue through until Monday, August 1st @ midnight!! That's right girlfriends, another full week of incredible savings throughout our entire store!! Please note that our retail store will be closed for the Civic Holiday.


Ok .... CHA .... What can I say?!! It was MORE than I ever dreamed it would be. First of all - traveling with Andrea & Kim .... again, What can I say?! - They rocked my world (or maybe I rocked theirs?!) Together we left our "mark" on Chicago! The laughter & memories I shared with Andrea & Kim will be treasured forever.


The most incredible part for me was seeing Kim meet Tim Holtz. I will never forget the look on her face. For those that don't know Kim, she is truly Tim's most devoted fan. She was giddy trying to control herself. It was like watching a child seeing the lights on a Christmas tree for the very first time - total magic!


My most embarrassing moment ... not sure whether it was at the Detroit airport when security opened my carry-on bag and everything inside flew out like a Jack in the Box - only it was my pretty little pink wrapped feminine gadgets that jumped out everywhere! All over the floor - the inspection counter .... Oh yeah, it was priceless! Or ... it could be when we were out for the most amazing pizza in the world and I made Andrea laugh so hard she got lettuce stuck in her nose! Our most spoken words throughout the trip, "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR" & being Canadian, of course, "Oh, I'm sorry".


Andrea, the ladies you introduced us, in a word, wow! The most amazing group!! Suzanne, Jean, Jen, Jessica, Lori .... the Boys of Summer .... and so many others - it was truly a pleasure meeting you all. Andrea, you showed us CHA in true style ... thank you so much girlfriend - you are simply the best!!


The new goodies .... At CHA we were able to make so many wonderful new connections .... see the most amazing new lines (wait until you see what is coming!!!) ... Honestly, I'm not sure where to begin?!! All I can say is, keep watching our website & reading our newsletters. Once I finish unpacking, I plan to ROCK your world with the best of the best!!! I will be busy placing our orders all this week!!


I want to send a special thank you to my sister, Marie, and my incredible husband, Mike, for keeping things running smoothly while we were away. Linda, Susan, Lori & Cheri - they couldn't have done it all without your help - thanks ladies!!


TWELVE more sleeps until ... We will be in Novi, Michigan for the Novi Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival!! We are taking a bus trip there on Saturday, August 6th. Click here for details!! As of today's date, we have only 9 seats still available - so please contact the store as soon as possible if you wish to reserve one of these remaining seats. We are going to have a fabulous time!!


NINETEEN more sleeps until ... While at CHA, Andrea introduced us to Suzanne. Ladies, you are going to LOVE her! What an amazing person!! Suzanne has confirmed with us that she will be here at SGD's on both Saturday, Aug. 13th and Sunday, Aug. 14th!! We are absolutely thrilled to host this special event with the outstanding Suzanne Dean!! If you currently use Copic Markers or are considering giving them a try ... Come & learn with Suzanne Dean!Tell your friends & get registered! click here to register today!! Beginner/Intermediate & Advance Classes with Suzanne Dean!! Those attending Suzanne's classes will receive special in-store discounts during the event. Some of you have asked for hotel information: Here are some direct links to accommodations that are 15 - 20 minutes from our store :)

Stoneridge Inn; Hampton Inn by Hilton London; Holiday Inn; Motel 6 London; Staybridge Suites"

Friday, July 22, 2011

I definitely need some of these!!

Way better than the little plastic baggies I have all over my craft room!! Watch for these ribbon holders coming soon to the best scrappin' store ever!!!! (that would be Scrappin' Great Deals by the way!! tee hee)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Seventeen Minutes


Guess who got chatty with Tim Holtz??!!

Yes, our divas, Sheila, Andrea & Kim. Seventeen minutes of chatty.

No surprise here but....he LOVED them! Apparently he found them hilarious! (I would have been awe-struck, and lost my tongue, turned various shades of red. )

Andrea recorded everything but is (of course) having technical difficulties uploading the video. Hopefully she figures things out and can share the conversation!

They are having a wonderful time!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

They are on their way....



to CHA!!!

Sheila, Andrea & Kim are on their way to Chicago as I type this!!

CHA is underway, all the fabulous new products, demos, classes.....just imagine how excited they must be. Andrea has her iPad in hand and has promised us pictures of the exhibition floor and details, details, details!!!

Can't wait for the first update!!!!

Safe travels ladies!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Did you know???

Did you catch our newsletter this week??? I wonder how old you have to be to stop counting down to big events by saying "Only 2 more sleeps until such & such!!" I think it is hilarious describing things this way as if we are all 4 yr olds with no concept of time! By the way if you don't receive our weekly newsletter...you are missing out on a wealth of information!! Head over to our website and sign up now!!!

Anyway! Our 12 hour sale is now on, and in addition to all the great product on sale for up to 50% off, we are having our Spellbinders event.....

25% off everything in the Spellbinders Gallery!!

So check that out, and while you are they have a boo at the new items....TONS of new stuff just in, with so much more coming!!

Have a fabulous day!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Next week is CHA in Chicago!!!

The buzz has started!! All your favourite companies, (old & new!!) are starting to release their sneak peaks for the new summer CHA lines!!

We have on our side bar some links to the blogs of some of our favourite companies, (its a work in progress!) Have a look at them and see all the wonderful stuff they are coming out with!!

My current fave:

Seven Gypsies

(Bo-bunny and Fancy Pants are tied for 2nd!! And I haven't looked at Tim Holtz' yet!!)

Sheila, Andrea & Kim are headed to Chicago next week to see CHA and all its wonders in person!! What would you like to see them bring home??

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Scrapbooking Kit Reveal!!



If you love the idea of combining several different lines to create magical kits that work beautifully together, then you will LOVE our Monthly 12x12 Scrap Kits!! We work really hard to make these kits the best you can buy, stuffing them full of newly released products and designer paper!!

Here is this month's kit, its theme is "Life is a Journey!"

It is jammed packed full of designer papers from BoBunny, Basic Grey, Simple Stories and 7 Gypsies, co-ordinating Bazzill cardstock; chipboard alpha from Maya Road; rub-ons by BoBunny; journal cards from Simple Stories; tags from 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz glassine paper; Studio Calico wood veneer hearts; brads by Bazzill; Autumn Leaves buttons; jute; stickles; die cuts....... You will LOVE this kit!! Look at those colours!

Sheila has been on a roll lately, creating the most fantastic layouts with our kits! This month is no exception and here they are...All FOUR of them!!

(And my personal favourite!):


How great are they??!!!

Here are my two layouts:


Details on my layouts can be found on my blog...here!!

Some more info on our monthly kits:

Membership comes with Rewards! Join our Club & each month you will be the first to receive our newest kit. Not only that, you will save 15% off the regular cost of our kits!! Each month Lori & I have a blast putting together some fantastic Scrapbooking kits featuring products from all sorts of incredible companies! We jam our kits with as much as we can! Our scrapbooking kits are released on (or about) the 1st of each month. They are limited edition kits, and once they are gone, they are gone. Being a member of our Scrapbooking Club means for 6 consecutive months you will never miss another kit + you will receive our kit with a discount of 15%!! This is for a six-month term - after the 6 month period it's totally up to you should you wish to rejoin. You will only be billed once your kit is shipping to you! Regular cost for Scrapbooking Kits is $34.98 (standard shipping applies)

Thanks for popping by and have a fantastic day!!

Kids Scrapbooking Club July Kit


Kids LOVE to Scrapbook & now they can join their own exclusive club!! Just think Mom, they will have their own materials to use & leave your stash alone!! Our scrapbooking club for kids is geared to build them up with supplies .... one month they may receive a stamp .... another month their own ink pad .... another month their own do-dads! Each month Kim & I will put together fun & hip kits specifically designed with kids in mind! Sample layouts will be displayed on our blog & website to offer your child inspiration when creating their own layouts.
Here is this month's super cool kit:

I am totally in love with that Giraffe!!!

Membership comes with Rewards! Join our Kids Scrapbooking Club & save 15% off the regular cost of their kits!! Again, these are limited edition kits which are released on (or about) the 1st of each month. Being a member of our Scrapbooking Club for Kids means for 6 consecutive months your child will receive our kit with a discount of 15%!! After the 6 month period it's totally up to you should you wish to rejoin. You will only be billed once your kit is shipping to you! Regular cost for our Kids Scrapbooking Kits are $12.98 (standard shipping applies) Should you be a member of more than one of our clubs, your kits will ship together to help save on shipping.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

SGD Card kit is here and includes some MFT stamped rolled daisy die cuts..

This month's kit includes some pre-cut MFT rolled daisy papers. You may look at those in shock and wonder how to order and use them. I have included the links below for our card kit members and for anyone else who falls in love with this fun die!


To order this die just click on the link below:

Monday, July 4, 2011

Upcoming Class: "I Love My Boys!"


Here is the project that I am offering for my next class at Scrappin' Great Deals!!

A word album, limited edition as there only 4 kits available!! I actually made this album last July using the July 2010 Scrapbooking Kit from Scrappin' Great Deals. I was able to put 4 kits together so that I could offer it as a class at some point and here we are! Some pics of the inside:




We will be using hot glue to make the "splats" and dots, using smooch paint on the chipboard, punching, stamping, distressing, fussy cutting. It will be a very full day, LOTS of fun!! Details on the class:

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 10am to 5pm
Price: $60.00 plus taxes
Snacks & Drinks will be served (You might want to pack a lunch!!)

You will need to bring the following:
Scissors or Exacto-Knife & cutting mat
Hot Glue Gun that uses mini-glue sticks
Pictures - at least 8 - 4x6, 2 - wallet size
Liquid Adhesive like Tombow Mono Multi
Fast Drying Liquid Adhesive like Zip Dry
Scor-Tape
All other materials will be provided by SGD's

Please call 519-473-5751 to register prior to Thursday, July 7!!
Hope you can make it!! Have a fantastic day!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day!!


I totally just stole this card from Andrea's Blog!!!

Pop over there for details on the card and to here how she is celebrating this holiday!! How are you celebrating Canada today??