Friday, November 30, 2012

Masculine Toonie Tuesday!


Happy Friday! It is the last day of November, where did this month go! I am taking a little break from making Christmas cards, and got into the masculine mood, lol. Believe it or not, the designer paper is actually a Christmas paper but I thought it looks good this way too. So, if you would like to make this card, please come and join us on Tuesday, December 4 at 2 PM for Toonie Tuesday. Bring a basic tool kit and a toonie and you can make this card. And don't forget to check out what we are doing tomorrow at the store. IT IS GONNA BE A BLAST!!!  Hope to see you all!!!
Till next time, Anja

Thursday, November 29, 2012

12 Tags of Christmas Class!!



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012 -  9:00am - 4:00pm    $50.00 plus taxes

Class Description:
Let me tell you, there are no two BIGGER Tim Holtz junkies than our Divas, Kim & Lori!!   Wait until you feast your eyes on their Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas!!   This is an all-day workshop.  You will make 6 tags in the morning .... break for lunch .... then make 6 tags in the afternoon.  You will learn to work get the most out of Tim's products!  With each tag you will learn new and exciting techniques and tips.   Learn to create like Tim with the two biggest Tim Holtz fans ever!!   Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, including scissors, adhesives, craft mat and blending tool.  Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during the workshop. If you love Tim ... this is one workshop you do not want to miss!! 

Here is another of the tags that we will be making that day, it features several techniques such as stamping & embossing, tools such as the BIGZ Sizzix dies and products such as distress stains and shrink plastic!:


It is going to be an amazing workshop if I do say so myself!!!  :)   If you are interested, you can register online HERE, or in store!  Have an amazing day!! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy 4th Anniversary to us!

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THIS OCCASION!!
THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
10:00am - 3pm
FREE MAKE N TAKE - CHRISTMAS MINI-ALBUM
(FEATURING SIMPLE STORIES & WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!)
 
Here is a sneak peak at the inside of the album!! 
 
 
CAKE, DOOR PRIZES, RAFFLE TABLES
OUR GRAND PRIZE THIS YEAR IS A BIG SHOT MACHINE!!
ALL WE ASK IS FOR YOU TO PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT OUR LONDON FOOD BANK AND BRING IN YOUR DONATIONS!!!  OUR GOAL IS TO BRING IN 1000LBS OF FOOD!! 
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR!! 
 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BLOG CANDY WINNERS!!


Good morning everyone!  Thanks to those ladies who played along with our little guessing game last week!  I posted this picture with 7 products to guess:


 Congrats, you all guessed correctly!! We selected two winners from the comments through Random.org and they are:

Stamping Bella Cling-Rubber UPTOWN GIRL WINONA LOVES WINTER Stamp EB232
Bo Bunny 6x6 POWDER MOUNTAIN Paper Pad 13617546
Teresa Collins 6 x 6 Paper Pad CHRISTMAS COTTAGE CC1010
Impression Obsession Cling Stamp SWIRLS & STARS CC054
Tim Holtz Bigz TATTERED POINSETTIA Die 65-8261
Websters Pages Royal Christmas Silhouettes RESIN CAMEO PIECES cm5025
Tim Holtz BIGZ HOLIDAY WREATH Die 65-8264

and
 
OK--

From top left hand corner: Bo Bunny Powder Mountain paper pad (Powder Mountain Scarf,Flakes, Lodge are shown); Royal Xmas Silhouettes Resin Cameo pieces from Webster's Pages; Stamp is from Stampin Bella Uptown Girl Winona loves winter ;Teresa Collins Christmas cottage paper pad (love this!!);Cling stamp from Impression Obsession --stamps & swirls;TH BigZ holiday wreath die; TH BigZ Tattered Poinsetta Die--

I think that's all! This was fun!

Thank you ladies for playing along, you have both won this:

Little Darlings Saturated Canary Autumn Stamp 

Please contact Sheila at scrappinsheila@rogers.com and she will make arrangements to get your stamp to you!!  Thanks again for playing along!

Monday, November 26, 2012

FANTASTIC EVENTS SCHEDULED THIS WEEK!!

As always, Scrappin' Great Deals has some incredible events this week!! Check it out:


Nov. 27:  Toonie Tuesday with Andrea!  2pm   Ladies, bring your basic tool kit along with a toonie and create a fun project with our Divas!!   No need to register ... we will see you at 2pm on Tuesday!! 

Nov. 28:  Crafting Wednesday with Anja!!   1pm    Ladies, she is back from Holland ready to craft!!!  Bring your basic tool kit along with a food donation for the London Food Bank & join Anja for a fun project!!  Help us reach our goal of 1000 pounds of food by Christmas - let us all pitch in and help those in need before the winter months hit.  

Dec. 1:  SGDs 4th Anniversary Customer Open House!!  10am - 3pm  Make a mini album - FREE!!!  Judy, Anja, Rose, Kim & Lori have planned an amazing mini-album for you ... and it's all FREE!!   Simply bring some canned goods for the London Food Bank - Let's see how much food we can pull together!!   There will be door prizes, raffle tables and we are giving away a BIG SHOT MACHINE!!!  Mark your calendars and we will see you on the 1st!!!  Here is the cover of the mini-album: 

 
 ENJOY THE WEEK, AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT EACH AND EVERY EVENT!!! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Uptown Girls have arrived


Quick Share!!! New Uptown Girls have arrived at SGD!!! This one is Winona Loves Winter!
How cute is SHE??? Follow the link above to find her

I also used Polar White Flower Soft for the Snow and Crystal Stickles

Happy Stamping!

VIcki

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Magnolia Christmas Card


Andrea here to share one of the cards we made this past week at Sarah and my Euro Card Class. 

On this card I used one of the ca-ootie pie bear stamps from Magnolia called Cocco with Present. I coloured her up with my copics and used papers from the new Pink Paislee line City Sidewalks. And of course my big bow is ribbon from American Crafts- I am addicted to those little spools SGD has right by the cash register!

If you haven't already seen yesterday's post you may want to read it as it may have something to do with some awesome blog candy ;)

Cheers, Andrea


Friday, November 23, 2012

Blog Candy Contest!!


Good afternoon everyone!!  We realized it had been awhile since our last Blog Candy Give Away, so we have a little guessing game contest for you!!  There are 7 products in the picture below, guess them correctly and you will be eligible to win the prize!! 


 You need to guess the manufacturer name and the type of product please,  ie : MME stamp!! 

You have ALL weekend to figure it out, guess as many times as you like, we will pick a winner from the correct guesses on MONDAY!!  

GOOD LUCK!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

JOY!




Wanted to share a quick and easy gift set that I made with this adorable Paper Smooches Warm Hearts Stamp Set. I simply stamped and coloured the snowman image onto the white cardstock
I added some Polar White Flowersoft underneath to add dimension. I filled the Hearts in the sentiment with Christmas Red Stickles




I finished off my creation with some Bakers Twine and a Button

Quick and Easy Peasy!!!!

Happy Stamping

Vicki


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

12 Days of Inventory Blow Out!

Inventory time is fast approaching and we'd rather sell it then count it!!  

For the next 12 days we will be offering FANTASTIC products at RIDICULOUS prices! 

These items will change every single day over the next 12 days, so be sure to check back often as you do not want to miss out on these deals!  As soon as you see something you want, get your order in right away so that we can pull that item for you. Then you have two options - #1 - we can ship to you right away.  #2 - you can opt to have us hold your parcel for the full 12 days so that you can continue to take advantage of the deals!!   Those choosing to wait will have their parcels shipped to them on Monday, December 3rd.  If the combination of your items has a sub-total of $75+ (before taxes), shipping will be FREE (Canada & US customers only).  In the comments section of your order, please state if you'd like us to hold your parcel until Dec. 3 or if you would like it shipped right away.  (Items sold on a first come basis - no backorders/substitutions)   Savings of up to 70%! Just click here to go shopping!
  
Have fun girlfriends!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mark Your Calendars Everyone!!



HAPPY 4th ANNIVERSARY TO US!!

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THIS OCCASION!!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
10:00am - 3pm

FREE MAKE N TAKE - CHRISTMAS MINI-ALBUM
(FEATURING SIMPLE STORIES & WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!)



CAKE, DOOR PRIZES, RAFFLE TABLES

OUR GRAND PRIZE THIS YEAR IS A BIG SHOT MACHINE!!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT OUR LONDON FOOD BANK AND BRING IN YOUR DONATIONS!!!  TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR!!


Monday, November 19, 2012

cool tools #2



Hello Stampers!

Another cool tool to share with you today.  This is one I wasn't sure if I really needed - until I tried it!  I am in LOVE!

I have re-discovered my love of ribbons lately as I've been getting ready to teach a "Euro-chic" card class with Magnolia stamps.  If you love Magnolias like I do, you'll know that those cards are all about the ribbon!

Here is my "before" picture.  What my ribbons USED to look like. I never thought twice!  Don't all ribbons look like this?
Not anymore!  Meet the Imaginisce i-magicut ribbon cutter!  This handy little guy cuts & seals the edge of your ribbon.
The instructions are super easy.  Just 4 AA batteries and you're ready to play!
You simply lay the ribbon across the tool.
Close it over the ribbon, and press the bar down firmly (the "imaginisce" bar)
Ta-da!  Beautiful clean cut!
Or - fold the ribbon in half - before you cut it
And get a beautiful tail on your ribbon!
Easy - peasy.



Happy Stamping!

Sarah

cool tools


Hi Stampers!

I know that I've shown this storage system before - but I had to share again ....

If you are like me and have drawers full of dies, you DEFINITELY need these Art Bin Magnetic Die Storage Cases!  They are fantastic.  They keep everything clean and tidy.  They're easy to move around - and best of all, NOTHING can fall out!  Genius!

What I've done now is divide my cases by type.  So I have one case for my Spellbinders Nestabilities and another for my thin shape dies (Memory Box, My Favorite Things, etc).  The problem is that once I threw away all the packaging, I had no idea what the dies were so that I could properly reference them on my blogs!
Now, every time I buy a new die - I use my beloved label maker to create a label - and stick it right on the magnetic sheet.  Ta-da!  Organized crafting!
Happy Stamping!

Sarah

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tag Fun



I made this Paris inspired gift tag which is actually the gift for the person I made it for. I didn't start making it for them but with my sweet niece helping me each step of the way..well..when she said how much she 'really really liked it' how can Auntie say no to that! She is going to use it as a bookmark as well. I love when she comes to visit- she is a hardcore crafter like me and she is only 7! A girl after my own heart!

I used a Ranger tag and used about 3 different shades of Tim Holtz Pink distress inks then decided it needed to be broken up a bit and used that gorgeous teal distress ink he had come out in his Summer set. I always tell myself I am not going to get them this time and then I can't resist hee hee. I loved how the teal turned some areas purple when I put it over the pink. I spritzed water to add some texture and also added some opaque white spritz. I stamped my tag in Versafine (my fave) and added some of Timmy's film strip to add to the vintage feel. My niece loves bling so I also added some Tattered Angels Pearl glimmer mist and this gorgeous crystal ribbon slide to the black satin ribbon. She loved it!

What kind of gift tag..or tag that's a gift are you inspired to make? 

Cheers, Andrea

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Trails Owl

I teamed up my favorite animal Sizzix die (57694 Sizix Bigz Owl #2) with the Buckaroo set from Paper Smooches to make a fun cowgirl owl!

 

Supplies:
Sponge

Have a great day!
Jeanne

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Stamp-A-Bunch with Rose!!

Due to popular demand, Rose has created a second Stamp-A-Bunch with BRAND NEW DESIGNS!! You will create TEN Christmas Cards (2 each of 5 fabulous designs!!).   Everything is pre-cut for you!! Two dates to choose from - Sunday, Nov. 18 in the afternoon or Monday, Nov. 19 in the evening.  


 You will LOVE this event!! Register today!!  Can't attend the class?, you can order a kit complete with instructions, materials and photos!! Click here to order your kit!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DID YOU KNOW??

That most Tuesdays one of our Divas hosts a special TOONIE TUESDAY event??  Join us at 2pm with a Toonie along with your basic tool kit and you can make the project!!  Today we have Diva Dani sharing her talents with us!!  


How cute is that snowman??!!

I hope you all can make it! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Euro-Chic card class - Nov. 22




Hi Stampers!

Andrea and I are super excited to partner in teaching a class at SGD next month!  We've been talking about it for ages, and finally got ourselves organized!

We're calling it "Euro-Chic" (that's "sheek" not "chick").  We are both huge fans of the European styles of cardmaking, especially the Scandinavian colouring of the Magnolias!  If you read "Magnolia Ink" as much as we do, you'll surely know what I mean.

The colouring is often done with distress inks - but you can get a similar look with Copics - and that is what we'll show you!

The design elements are more romantic and antique-looking.  Lots of tone-on-tone and soft colours.  Lots of distressing and aging of the materials.  And of course, lace, flowers, bows, doilies.  Tons of fabulous dies and textured elements.  Fab!

Tempted yet?

Come and join us on November 22!  We'll be making four fabulous cards for the season with Magnolia Stamps - with the newest of stamps and materials!

Can't wait!

Sarah
xx

Sunday, November 11, 2012

SNOWY WINTER NIGHTS

Good Morning Everyone!
I should say Good Evening , I am just a little late posting. It was such a beautiful day to be inside.  I am  posting tonight a Shaker Card made with  the SNOWY WINTER NIGHTS from Hero Arts. I got the idea and instructions here. I used Hero Arts Ink called Tide Pool.





We will be making this card for Wonderful Wednesday. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for looking and have a great evening.


Kim

Friday, November 9, 2012

Felt Flower

  

Happy Friday! Another week flew by!  Hope you got some crafty time and enjoyed some of the sunshine. Today I am sharing our Wednesday card with you, the picture isn't the greatest, I am afraid my camera is not doing so well, lol! Anyhow, on to the card, the size is 4x4, the background is embossed with a new embossing folder from  Cuttlebug, they come with a folder and a border, oh how handy, inked up later with tumbled glass from Tim Holtz. The flower is a Spellbinders from Heartfelt Creations and this time we cut it with felt, you can use felt/foam for most of your dies. The sentiment is from Just Rite and some brads from my stash. Till next time, Anja

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Canvas Album Class



Christmas is right around the corner and Karan has added her own style to a Premier Kit by Quick Quotes!  It has two 10x10 canvases within it, ten pages with added details to showcase all your holiday family photos, or special photos of your loved ones. Join Karan in creating this beautiful family keepsake which will be treasured for years to come!  Looking for the perfect crafty gift for a family member?? ... this will be the perfect gift!!   This is a four-hour workshop (or until project is completed).   Students are asked to bring the following to class:  your basic tool kit, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Disress Ink (or Mocha Mama Chalk Ink by Quick Quotes), ink blending tool, Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive, foam dots.   Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during Karan's workshop.   This is one of a kind gift-giving at it's best!!!


 You can register online, just click here!!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TWO DAYS OF AMAZING DEALS!!




Above offers available only while supplies last ... Shop early for best selection (sorry, no backorders).   Hurry, starts now - ends Thursday, November 8 @ midnight!!  Have fun girlfriends!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CLASSES & KITS!!

We think our Divas are the best in the industry!!  Here are some upcoming classes that you don't want to miss out on, and some Diva kits that will make your scrapbooking so much easier!!



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 2pm  $25 plus HST.

Your child will make TEN fantastic Christmas cards (2 each of 5 different designs). There will be special door prizes geared for children, cookies & a lot of fun!! All they have to bring is their adhesive (included pop-dots) and a pair of scissors - everything else is provided for them!! Let their creativity shine in creating handmade Christmas cards!! Seats are already filling for this very popular event - don`t miss out - your child will LOVE this workshop!! (Parents, we ask that you use your judgement as to whether or not your child will require extra help from you - cards are geared for all ages)

Christmas Shadow Box/Tray of Memories

Join Mat for a fun Christmas-themed workshop where you will create your very own one-of-a-kind Shadow Box/Tray!! Make for yourself, or give as a gift to that special someone on your list!


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11  @ 1pm  $40.00 plus HST



Our Diva's are here to help you get your photos into your scrapbook your way ... the easy way! Kits are a fabulous way to get your own creativeness soaring! These are limited edition kits, once sold out they are gone!!  We have a bunch of new kits in stock right now, and more on the way!!  



Have a fantastic day!!! 





Monday, November 5, 2012

Bella Christmas



Hello Stampers and Happy Monday!

I cannot believe that we are already so close to Christmas, where does time go?  Blows my mind.

Anyway, this is my way of slowly "easing" myself into the Christmas theme with my cards, because I'm not quite ready!

Here is a card I taught in class recently.  We did three Bellas with Copics and the same colour scheme.  This is "Nutcracker" from Graphic 45.  I hadn't used much from this company in the past.  But after CHA this summer, I am seeking them out!  Their booth was AMAZING - just blew my mind.  Definitely my fave from the show.

The stamp is Uptown Girl has a Present by Stamping Bella.  

Of course she's coloured with my beloved Copics!  I've used R81, 83, 85, 89 for her dress - and accented the corners with some W5 that I sandwiched under the R89 to add extra depth.

Have a great week!

Sarah
xx

Sunday, November 4, 2012

12 Tags of Christmas

Good Morning Everyone,


Today I am going to give you a sneak peek at our 12 Tags of Christmas Class. Lori and I are so excited to share with you products and techniques to make 12 beautiful tags. Please join us on Dec 8.



Just reminding you of my Kids Christmas Stamp a Bunch next Sat Nov 10 from 2-4 pm. You can register here or call the store at 519- 473-5751.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Friday, November 2, 2012

Merry Christmas with Just Rite!


Happy Friday! We have a little bit of snow, that is way too early! This has been a different week, and difficult for many people in the States, with Sandy doing all that damage, so I guess I should not complain about a few snowflakes. Have you seen the new Just Rite stamps? So elegant, I love them, one set just ended up in my craft room,lol! I made this Christmas card for Toonie Tuesday, November 6 at 2 PM. The fold is a bit different, very easy and it still fits in a regular envelope, I will also show you how to cut out your image if your die is a little bit to small. Of course I had to add some glitter and a bow! Hope to see you for Toonie Tuesday, have a great weekend, Anja

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Not Spooky Enough?


It is November 1st so I can share now, this layout was in the October 2012 issue of Scrapbook Trends!  Tooting my own horn, yes I know! I created it from last October's Scrapbooking Kit.  Halloween is one of my favourite times of year, second to Christmas and the Halloween kits from SGDs were the best ever!  I have had 3 Halloween Layouts published, all made from the store kits!  We will definitely have to see about putting a kit together next year!


Thanks for letting me brag, have a fabulous day!!