Sunday, April 29, 2012
Hi everybody! Hope that you're having an AMAZING weekend!!!
SGD Diva Kim and a bunch of my besties are here with me in Kingston at my annual VICTOPIA weekend!!! So wish you were here Shiela and Andi!
For my card, I used this adorable Perry on her Laptop, from the Uptown Girl collection. I coloured her with my touch markers. The fabulous DP is from the Bo Bunny Weekend Market Collection. This one is from the 6x6 pad. How about that fabulous flourish. It's a Memory Box Die-Macarena Corner Die. All of this fabby paper and the die was delivered in my Designer box from Scrappin' Great Deals! I Paper pieced the Chair, sponging the edges with Brown Bag ink from CTMH!. Corner Punch by SU! Copper embellies by CTMH! I used a touch of Viva Pearl ben to make the buttons on her pants in Kiwi. Fun stuff! Circle dies are from Spellbinders!!!
I So can't wait to create more fun stuff with amazing paper collection!!!!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Patterned paper and stickers: Bo Bunny Alora Collection
Die cuts: 655268 Sizzix Big Shot, 657588 Sizzix Movers & Shapers Flip-its Fancy Frame, 657575 Fancy Labels Framelits
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Stamp Blow-Out! This week's 12Hour Special features 50+ items at crazy discounts ... Plus save 33% on regular priced stamps! Visit our Stamp Gallery for an outstanding selection to choose from. The above offers are available while supplies last; shop early for best selection. These special promotions start now & end Thursday, April 26 @ midnight!
April 28 is a Karan Gerber day!We had the pleasure of scrappin' with Karan at our Retreat ... let me tell ya, that girl is one talented scrapper!! Karan has lined up two incredible workshops on April 28th! Come & make the day of it!! Those attending both of Karan's workshops on the 28th will receive a bonus SGD pink carry tote along with a Sticky Thumb adhesive runner! Plus, Quick Quotes is providing Karan with some door prizes for the day!! Talk about a party!?!! Get yourself signed up today!!
National Scrapbooking Day - May 5!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I had a fantastic weekend at Scrappin' Great Deals first ever Retreat!!! Loads of laughter and a ton of crafting!! What could be better!?! I managed to put together a few layouts using the upcoming May Scrapbooking Kit. I can't share those yet, but I can share this one, titled "Moments in Time":
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Happy Friday! A cheerful card for you today, with spring colours! I have used a stamp/die set from MFT, love this set for the sentiments, perfect when you wanna send someone a card to cheer them up! You can find the set HERE.
The border on the top and the little flowers are made with a punch, look it up HERE. I wanted to show you how those punches are not only for scrapbooking but also perfect for cards. Some stickles to give it some bling and voila, another card! Hope you have some time to get crafty too, have a great weekend, Anja
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words:
"Good Day Everyone, If you think that you did a good job with my order, you're mistaken; you did an EXCELLANT job. This was only the 2nd time I have placed an order and both cases were wrapped with extreme care and packaged up tight so paper would not be crushed. I so appreciate that care that I will be shopping with you again, and telling my friends about this store and site . Thanks so much for caring about your customers by mail-order. Take care and Thank you . Dianne Lee"
We love hearing when we have done a good job!! Periodically when we receive an email, or comment telling us how wonderful we are, like Dianne did, we will send out our own little thank you in the form of some scrappy goodies.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"Cropping at Woodeden with the Scrappin' Great Deals gals!!"
Just in case you hadn't heard about this incredible weekend, here are some of the details:
Join SGD's for a Scrappin' Great Weekend!! Nothing but laughter & the best hobby ever!! Stay in your PJ's all weekend if you like!! (Sheila will be!!) Make this weekend all about you & your craft!
Location: Wood Eden Easter Seals Camp - Glendon Rd., Komoka (a hop, skip & a jump from SGD's!!)
TWO OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE!!
Full Weekend Retreat: Friday, April 20 @ 6:00pm - Sunday, April 22 @ 3pm $199+hst Click here to register
Daytime Retreat: Saturday, April 21: 9am - midnight! Includes brunch & supper, pink carry tote, goodies, snacks & so much more! $80+hst Click here to register
Registration & deposit is required to hold your spot. Final day to register: April 19, 2012
Meals: Pizza & snacks Friday night. Brunch & Supper Saturday (catered by Marshalls). Brunch on Sunday (catered by Marshalls). Snacks, bottled water, refreshments, treats, Tim Horton's Coffee supplied all weekend! We will feast like the true Diva's we are!!
Each participant will receive an exclusive SGD's pink carry tote bag with goodies!! You will also receive a 20% discount on all regular priced, in-stock items at SGD's (your discount will be valid April 18 - 22. SGD's will be on site with some supplies. Visa, Mastercard or cash will be accepted. Our store is just a stones-throw away! Raffles & Make n Takes!!
We have the one and only Karan Gerber doing an exclusive make n take for the participants, have a look at it:
Karan will be using acrylic paint, texture paste, smooch spritz and more!! We'll be getting messy I think!!
I will be demonstrating how to use a melting pot, utee and dye inks to create your own embellishments, and Andrea will be showcasing her copic skills!! We do promise to leave you SOME time for your own projects!!! :)
So if you are looking to make some last minute plans for the weekend, give us a call!!! We would love for you to join us!! It will be a memorable weekend!! I for one, can't wait!!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Hello Stampers and Happy Monday!
Boy, it's a windy one here in London, phew! Don't blow away out there!
This is a card I created for a class I am teaching next week - my monthly "Copic cards" class. last month, I had my students vote on stamps for the following class, and this lovely lady was one of the winning stamps! This is a brand new Mo Manning by Penny Black! Don't you just love her? I have a personal quest to constantly find stamps for my Copics that aren't cutesy little kids. Now, don't get me wrong, I ADORE my Magnolias and La La Land kiddies. But, sometimes you just want a change! With the new releases, Penny Black has had some AWESOME new images!! I just love them! And then there are my beloved Paper Smooches, oh how I love thee... I just can't get enough! We got two more brand new sets in today! Hurray! And I HAVE to mention Hero Arts! Once resigned to Michaels-type choice in my opinion, they are now WOWING me with their phenomenal stamps! And matching dies - and amazing inks - and outstanding open line images for my Copics - that aren't even people! Be still my heart...
Stampers - never before have we been so spoiled for choice! And SGD has them all!!
So - this lovely lady on the bike - I am in a "yellows" mode lately. I'll post another image shortly with my bright yellows. This lady needed some more subtle tones of yellow, so I went for more of a muted look. The key to this is using only one or two colours at the most - with the rest very neutral (here I've used W's and E's). One thing that will really elevate your colouring is to keep your shades to a minimum. Of course, not your Copic tones - I still like to use 5 or more in an area - but number of colour choices in an image. Here there is really only yellow - with a tiny bit of pink and green.
E01, E00, E000, R20
Y26, Y23, Y21
E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
W4, W2, W0
YG25, YG03, YG00
R35, R32, R30
I've kept the layout really simple - to focus on the colouring. And also as it's for a class. Now call me crazy, but we will attempt to finish 4 images! Phew, wish us luck.
And - if you haven't already heard - Suzanne Dean will soon be again IN THE HOUSE - AT SGD! Oh yes - I just confirmed the date with her this weekend - and we couldn't be more excited!! August 11 is the weekend - and she will be running three fabulous workshops with us!! DO NOT MISS IT! Last year we had folks from across Canada join us for this unequaled workshop. Sign up quick - we sold out last year!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
So while my scraproom is a big mess, flower dies everywhere.....I sat down last night and played with the new die from Cheery Lynn, I cut out 2 bigger flowers and 3 of the smaller size, the leaves were cut out twice and cut up to fit under the flower.A few ferns were added from the EK mini fern punch. Designer paper from Echo Park, some cream Viva pearls, MS borderpunch,sentiment from Just Rite, ribbon from my stash.
See, you can never have enough flower dies or punches...just saying! By the way, lots of the dies are on sale, 25% off, so this is a good time to get yours! Till next time, Anja
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Here are the 2 projects that we did for Wonderful Wednesday.
This one I used the alcohol inks on the glossy paper and then stamped the butterfly on top.
Inks: Black Archival, Ranger Alcohol Inks,Espresso, Raisin and Pesto
Stamp: Stampendous Butterfly Post
For the base of the card I used the DCWV Cream Card making Pre-Scored Card Stack. These make for s quick card base. No cutting or scoring.
For the second project, we used Flower Soft glue on the tag first. Put a few drops on tag and spread with finger. Let the glue dry.
Then you take the blending tool and spread the distress inks over the whole tag. The two colours I used were Barn Door and Rusty Hinge, Then I took the stamp and inked it with the archival black and just stamped on tag. Love the effect.
I hope you try these two techniques. Have fun. Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a card which Andrea did yesterday for Therapy Thursday, I have her permission, lol! It has been a busy week for me and I did not get any time to craft,mind you, I had a whole weekend of scrapbooking so I shouldn't complain!
I love this card, I have added the sentiment from Just Rite, Happy Everything tag kit and some bling from my stash. The Arboscello tree is a Memory Box die, I cut those detailed dies out with a piece of wax paper on top of the paper you wanna use, this way the tree falls out so easily. A lot of the dies are in the store now!!
Andrea showed us the proper way to use Flowersoft, which is on sale this week so check it out, she told us to tap on the glue a little bit at a time, put the flowersoft on top and tap it off, do not pad it down......well, it worked a lot better for me and some other ladies, but I have to admit some people used more glue and did pad it down and it looked fine too, lol!!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Anja
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Karan has been an avid scrapbooker since 1998 and is a veteran instructor!!! She has taught at several of the scrapbooking stores in London and surrounding area, and now we are fortunate enough to have her sharing her talents here at Scrappin' Great Deals!!!
Karan will be joining us at our Weekend Retreat coming up very soon!! She will be doing a little project exclusively for the participants on the Saturday! Karan has a ton of techniques up her sleeve to show us!!
Karan also has two classes on Saturday, April 28th that you will not want to miss!!
"I Will Always Love You"
A Painters Tray, featuring Quick Quotes products
10:30am - 12:30pm
$25.00 plus HST
Double Page Layout
begins at 1:30pm
You can click here for easy peasy ONLINE REGISTRATION for these classes!!!
Make sure you check out Karan's blog to see all her amazing work!! We are so thrilled that she is joining us!! I will leave you with this stunning layout that she created using Scrappin' Great Deals' March Scrapbooking Kit:
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Today for Wonderful Wednesday I will be using the Ranger Inkssentials Speciality Stamping Paper. Oh my goodness, once you have tried this paper you will not go back to any other, especially doing techniques with Ranger products. Blending inks is wonderful. Like they say it is all about the tools.
Products I used:
Paper: White Card stock and Ranger Inkssentials Speciality Paper
Inks: Tim Holtz Distressed Inks Barn Door,Rusty Hinge and Archival Jet Black
Die Cuts: Tim Holtz Tag and Mover and Shapers
Die-namices Butterfly Set
Stamp:MFT Butterfly Clear Stamp Set
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Spring time
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Happy April Everyone!!! I hope no one got too "Fooled" on the weekend! As it is the beginning of the month, we have our newest scrapbooking kit to share with you today!! This month's theme is: "What I Like About You"
Beautiful new paper from Authentique, Little Yellow Bicycle, Bobunny & MME!! Check out the mix of orange and yellow with the navy!! Add in a few splashes of red....LOVE!! Tons of embellishments, flowers from Prima, Little Yellow Bicycle journal cards, transparencies and flowers, title cards from MME, May Arts ribbon, Maya Road chipboard buttons......
A couple of the amazing layouts that Sheila made:
What amazing pictures Sheila got to use!! One of our regular Thursday croppers gave these pictures of her grand children to Sheila to scrap for her! I know she will be thrilled with how fantastic these layouts turned out!!
One of mine to share:
The kit will be available for sale tomorrow after the kit club members get theirs!! More info on joining our kit clubs can be found here!