Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's TOOL TIME!!!


Where would we be without our tools!!?! 
 
 
 Includes Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, MFT Die-namics, Memory Box & so much MORE! You will not believe our selection to choose from! Pre-orders & clearance are excluded. 
 
Two Days Only!! Ends Thursday, August 1 at midnight.
 
 
 
PLUS!!!

Twelve Days After CHA Blow-out!!  
 
CHA has wrapped up & the new lines are coming!! In order to make room for the newest collections, we are saying good-bye to some oldies, but goodies. Visit our 12 Hour Special Gallery, where you will find savings of up to 70%!! Limited quantities!! Available only while supplies last (sold on a first come basis). Be sure to check it out several times every day as items will come and go! Trust us, you do not want to miss out on these deals!! Online shoppers, be sure to take advantage of our unique "Shop & Ship" option where you can shop for a week & save on shipping!! Final day for this blow-out will be Saturday, August 10!
 
Have fun shopping!!  
 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DONATE & CREATE this month with a TWIST!

Everyone here at Scrappin' Great Deals is so proud of how wildly successful our DONATE & CREATE events are!!  

Every Wednesday, here at the store, one of our divas creates a fabulous project that you can come make yourself with the only cost being a donation to our local food bank.  Together we have now donated over 4700 pounds of food - together we are making a difference!! Thank you so much for your generosity!!

For the month of August we would like to suggest a TWIST to the donations brought in.  It is not just food people need.  So many families struggle with providing BASIC SCHOOL SUPPLIES for their kids.   

WE KNOW YOU CAN HELP THESE FAMILIES!!

Here is a list of supplies:
Writing Supplies:
Pencils/#2 Pencils
Pencil Sharpener
Erasers
Pens
Crayons
Washable Markers
Pencil Crayons
Pencil Case/Box
Highlighters
Craft Supplies:
Glue Sticks
Watercolour Paint (one package)
Junior Scissors with 5” Blunt Tip
Scissor’s with 5” Pointed Tip
Elmer’s White Glue
Other Supplies:
1 Subject Spiral Notebooks
Composition Notebooks
Lined paper
3 ring binders
Zipper Binders
Pocket Folders
Tabbed Dividers
12” Ruler
Math Kit/Geo Set
Scientific Calculator
Sticky Notes
Combination Lock
Dictionary/Thesaurus
Back Pack
Lunch Bag/Box

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Distress Art Journal Pages

Good Morning Everyone,

Wanted to share with you my 2 pages I did in my  Art Journal for our next Art Journal class. We are going to concentrate using Tim Holtz distress stains, distress ink pads and distress markers. I used distress ink pads on my pages since I didn't have the distress stains in those colour. Worked out really well. Just had to be creative. That is what your Art Journal is all about.




Hope you can come out and Join Lori and I. Our next class is Friday August 23 at 7pm. Thanks for looking and have a great day. 
Kim

Saturday, July 27, 2013

FREE SHIPPING WEEKEND!!

Enjoy FREE Shipping at SGDs this weekend!!
Orders of $35+ (before taxes) will receive free shipping!!  Valid for Canadian & US orders!!  To redeem, enter the code SCRAP (all cap's) into the discount box as you proceed through checkout. Two Days Only!  Ends Sunday, July 28 @ midnight. All pre-orders are excluded from this offer. (limit one coupon/order)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 26, 2013

One more for Christmas in July....


Happy Friday! July is coming to an end, I can't believe how fast the summer is going....On Wednesday, July 31 at 1 PM I will be showing you how to make this card for Wonderful Wednesday, and then Christmas in July is over....I hope you got a good start on your Christmas cards or maybe you are even done?? I love how Sheila puts it , please join us for this event, DONATE AND CREATE. Together we can make a difference while doing something we love. Please bring a donation for the food bank, if you can. And thank you , ladies, for coming out each week and donate!!! 
Have a great weekend, and till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Engaged!!


Know someone who just got engaged??



Don't you love this layout by our diva Matilda which features the Bella Blvd line - Engaged at Last !!??  The sprays dots of colour on the background look like confetti - perfect for a party!!! 

Here are the products that Mat used: 



Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Take Note!!

Have you seen Doodlebug's new line called 'Take Note"??!!  Bright colours, perfect for summer time!!  Here are a few layouts by our Scrappin' Divas!!  

Live life in Colour, by Matilda



 I did it!! by Scrappin' Sheila



OKT by Scrappin' Sheila


Scrappin' Sheila especially loves the Mini Pockets, the perfect embellishment for a layout!  Tuck a little journal card in there as a secret message!

And don't forget today is the start of our 12 Hour Sale!!! 

SGDs 12Hr Special + Bonus Paper!!
 
Save up to 50% on 100 fabulous products featured in our 12 Hour Special, while supplies last!! At prices like these, products will be flying off the shelves! Plus ... purchases of $30+ (before taxes) will receive a bonus pack of 10 sheets of gorgeous 12x12 double-sided paper (2 each of 5 different designs) - a value of over $12 FREE!! Limit two bonus gifts/customer, while supplies last. This special promotion ends Friday, July 26 @ midnight. Shop early for best selection. 

Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prima Doll Canvas


I told you we love these stamps!!  I had intended to have this project finished so it could be part of "Christmas in July", but sorry, it didn't work out that way!!!  I am offering this 8 x 10 canvas as a class on Saturday, August 10, from 10am - 2pm.  $40.00 plus HST.

We will start with a bare canvas, layer strips of paper as a college, add gesso, do some stenciling.  The Prima Lorrena paper doll stamp is paper pieced and coloured mono-chromatically with distress ink (using a craft nib), her wings are cut with a Memory Box butterfly die; we'll then assemble the canvas with prima flowers, maya road ribbon, bo-bunny doilies and some Kaiser Pearls.  We'll finish it off with some touches of shimmer from Viva Decor Inka Gold Platinum Paint.


I would love to have you join me!!  You can click here to register online, and for more details or you can sign up in the store!!  

Have a fantastic day!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

We LOVE our Prima dolls!!!

Good Morning!!!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!!  Have you seen the collection of Prima Doll stamps that we have in stock?!?!  Fabulous!!!  Here is one of them, coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils, and added to my Art Journal page. 



Sunday, July 21, 2013

Art Journal & Doodling

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope everyone is a little cooler this morning, what a heat wave we have had. Friday night we were staying cool but having a great time at our Journal Class. This months class was on doodling. It was nice to see every one's creations. We were using the Derwent Intense Colour Pencils to colour our doodling. They made the pages pop.

I then decided to try and do a black and white doodling page. I embossed the Prima doll with white embossing powder and then took my white sharpie pen to doodle around her.





 The second page by using the masking technique I could emboss all 3 dolls on to my page. Still need to finish my doodling around them. I used Tim Holtz Distress paint Soot to paint my background.



Next month we will be using distress inks, distress stains and markers to do our journal page. Hope you will come out and join us. Have a great day and thanks for looking.

Kim

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Still time to sign up for a Wobbly good time with High Hopes Stamps!


Happy Saturday!

Andrea here to share the 2nd card you will be making at the upcoming Christmas in July High Hopes class on Sunday July 28th at 11:00am. 

These cards WOBBLE!! How fun is that! You will be using Derwent Inktense pencils to colour your cute penguins then we will make them into action cards by attaching springs to your image!

Click here for more information and to register! I hope you will join me!

Andrea

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thanks so much!


   

Happy Friday!!! Could you stay cool this week? I can't believe how hot it is, our pool water has a temperature of 34 C!!! Like going in the bath tub, but it's still so nice to go in and cool off. I was lucky that I could stay indoors the rest of the time and I made some cards. This one is done with a Spellbinders die, some leftover dp, sentiment from Paper Smooches and border punch from Martha Stewart. And of course.........some Viva gold pearls, lol! You know I can't make a card without some of those. Hope you like it and that you get some time to craft!
                                       Have a great weekend, Anja

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pre-Order and SAVE!!!!!

Pre-order & Save up to 25%! 
 
SGDs is now accepting pre-orders for several FABULOUS new releases, including Spellbinders, Couture Creations, Cheery Lynn & MORE!! With every pre-order you will receive priority processing, along with a generous discount!! You don't even have to wait for them to come on sale!! Why pre-order?? Pre-orders help us to better track the demand for product before our suppliers sell out. It's a win-win for everyone!! Be the first to receive the newest products from CHA & SAVE!! Remember each pre-order must be on a separate order as each company/collection has different release dates. Check back often as we have plans to bring in TONS of incredible new products!!  CLICK HERE to see the full list!!

Just added to the Pre-Orders:

 
 
 
Remember today is SALE DAY!!

Save 30% on Stamps!! Two-Days Only!!
Visit our amazing Stamp Gallery for hundreds to choose from! Applies to regular priced, in-stock stamps. Shop early for best selection. Pre-orders & clearance are excluded. 
 
Ends Thursday, July 18 at midnight! Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Doodles, doodles and more doodles

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  This Friday, July 19, is the next Art Journalling Class with Kim and myself.  Last week I shared my doodle page that was a work in progress - it had yet to be coloured.  Half of it is now coloured, I will colour the rest on Friday night as I demonstrate some techniques.  I used the Derwent Inktense pencil crayons.  


Here is a close up: 
 

Now you don't have to doodle flowers or any particular object - you can totally be abstract too!  Here is another page I am working on: 


I hope you can join us!!  Click here to register online, or you can do so in store or by phone!!  

Keep cool!!! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday

Good Morning Everyone,

 In keeping with the theme Christmas in July we will be making this card this coming Wonderful Wednesday. I got the idea and tutorial from Beate Johns. I will show you how to make this Christmas Tree from a half circle.  The endless possibilities. My picture does not do it justice.




Hope to see you there. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Come Join Karen and Andrea for a fun High Hopes card class!


Come join Karen (owner of High Hopes Stamps) and myself for a fun card class using adorable images, wobbles and Inktense pencils! Please bring your basic tool kit, inktense pencils if you have them, a small water brush or paintbrush to help reduce wait times. We will also have some on hand to use if you don't have these items yet. 

For only $20 you get to have a 'wobbley' great time!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, July 12, 2013

BLOG CANDY WINNERS!!!!


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!! 

Selected by random.org, the following lucky ladies have won a newly released Memory Box Die!!! They have won the die that follows their comment below!! 

I love everything but especially Christmas. I have a butterfly I love as well. They are just too expensive so I have very few of them.

 

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Their dies are all so wonderful! I really love the landscape ones and all the awesome border dies.



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Absolutely loving the new memory box dies! Well, I actually love them all...it's very tough picking my most favourite ones. lol! Gotta say the Frostyville Corner & Border, all the new ornament Christmas dies are pretty awesome, and the Botanical Frame along with the Cherry Blossom and butterfly dies are becoming some of my all-time favourites! What amazing detail each die has!!!



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I love the butterfly's but they are all amazing dies!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Hugs,
Patricia


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I love all of the ones with the cabin scenes...the new one this year in the Christmas release is my favorite...alos loving that fabulous holly wreath...could do some cool stuff with that one!


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 If our winners could please contact Sheila at scrappinsheila@rogers.com and we will make arrangements to get you your new die!!  Congrats again!! 
 
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO COMMENTED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!!!


Merry Christmas for Toonie Tuesday!


    

Happy Friday! Hope you like all our projects for Christmas in July, because I have another one for you! This is the card for Toonie Tuesday, July 16 at 2 PM. No need to register, come on out and for a toonie you can make this card. Please bring a basic tool kit and everything else will be ready! Hope you can join us! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MEMORY BOX EVENT, including BLOG CANDY!!!!


 
Ladies, our first shipment of the newest release has just arrived!! These dies are stunning!! Don't miss out on this fabulous new Memory Box release!! Take advantage of 20% savings happening now!! 
Two-Days Only! No coupons necessary! 
Ends Thursday, July 11 @ midnight! 
Applies to regular priced items. 
 
and............

LET'S GIVE AWAY SOME BLOG CANDY!!!! 
 
We have 5 Memory Box Dies to give away!!!  YaHOOOO!!
 
Simply leave us a comment on this post, let us know what Memory Box dies are your favourite - old or new, and you qualify to win!!  Spread the news ladies!!!  We will pick the winners on Friday!!!
 
Have fun ladies!!!   

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I'm a Doodler!! Are you a Doodler??

I admit it....I doodle.  A LOT!!  Usually at work when I am on the phone. (my desk pad is covered in doodles!)   In the Art Journalling circles, doodling has taken on a life of its own!!  One artist in particular comes to my mind when I think about combining doodling & art journalling...Joanne Sharpe.  (Have a look at her blog here)  I love her whimsical doodles and lettering.  Kim and I are exploring doodling for our next Art Journal class - Friday, July 19 @ 7pm.  Here is one of Kim's pages:


Once we have the doodle drawn out, we will be colouring with Derwent Inktense Pencil Crayons!!  Here is one of my pages, first I did the doodle in pencil and traced over it in ink, I left the center of the pages open to add my inspirational message!! (whatever that will be....!)



If you are free, we'd love to have you join us!! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

ART WAVES and Scrappin' Sheila!!

Welcome to the final ArtWaves spotlight and it is on no other than the supreme diva herself - Scrappin' Sheila!!!

August 15 - 17, 2013 - Fanshawe College 

Scrappin' Great Deals is so proud to be a part of ArtWaves. ArtWaves’ represents many different art forms that will attract all demographics. We have a vast variety of projects and teachers that will include different art forms including painting, stamping, stenciling, paper art, mixed media, and much much more. The idea behind ‘ArtWaves’ is to melt or ‘wave’ together all these different art forms that already overlap in so many ways.  More info and to register:

Sheila's layouts are always phenomenal!  Join her as she teaches you to work with various media, paper, and embellishments.  You will complete artwork that you will treasure forever.

CHERISH

 
105 - Cherish (Mixed Media)
By Sheila Mankulich - INT
Thursday, August 15 at  8am-10am
12 X 12 Scrapbook Layout (suitable for framing)
Fee: $16 Supplies: $10

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SECRET GARDEN


243 - Secret Garden (Mixed Media)
By Sheila Mankulich - INT/ADV
Fri. 6pm-8pm 2 hours
12”x12” layouts
Fee: $16 Supplies: $15

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday

Good Morning Everyone,

Next Wednesday I will be doing Wonderful Wednesday. For the month of July the theme is Christmas in July. So my card is not your typical Christmas colours. The stamp is from IO love this stamp. It is called Bird Collage. The fun part will be heat embossing with Ranger Sticky Embossing powder. You use this on your image and then sprinkle any colour glitter over top, reheat and voila you have your embossed image.


Really can't see the glitter but it is there. I hope you can join me. Thanks for looking and have a great day.  Kim

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Project Life- What's all the fuss about?

Hi, My name is Andrea and I am a Project Life-aholic



I have been OBSESSED with Project life for about 3 years and thankfully I finally got my hands on Project life supplies recently. 

Why have I been so obsessed?

It's scrapbooking in a *snap*

I adore the idea and look of scrapbooks and even have a few in my collection. But when I met cardmaking I focused on that and fell way way behind on my scrapbooks. Like my almost 14 year old youngest daughter was last scrapbooked at her first birthday party kind of behind. 

Oh My.

So Project Life can help me move forward and document with ease. And I will also be using it to start putting in the THOUSANDS of pictures I have printed out. Not counting the ones not printed even. 

If you are a traditional scrapbooking this would be great to accompany your beautiful layouts and use up the pictures not used on your 12x12 pages. If you are like me this is a uber simple, fast and easy way to get scrapbooks made for you and your family!

If this sounds like something you would like to do I invite you to join Kim and myself next Friday night as we host a Project Life Crop. We will be on hand to recommend what you need to get started as well as helping you finish your pages. Click here to read more about this even on Fri July 12th as well as what you would need. You will also see you get a 20% class discount- great way to stock up on your Project Life goodies!



I would also like to share Becky Higgin's blog. She is the brainchild behind Project Life and share many many inspiration pages to help you understand what it is all about and how to use Project Life. 



Friday, July 5, 2013

Just for you!


           

Happy Friday!!! Sharing an easy card with you today,  I can't believe how long it took me to make it, it seems my mojo is no where to be found.  Anyhow, searching on the net and Pinterest, I combined a few things I found on there and this card was done. Using the Penny Black Every Happiness stamp set, stamped 3 times with Mememto teal zeal and once in black. The middle flowers are coloured with a derwent pencil, number 1210. The center of the flowers is done with flowersoft (polar white) and I addes some stickles, the flowers are also popped up. The background is done with a chevron embossing folder (darice), hope it's okay to use chevrons side ways, lol!
Have a great weekend and till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 4, 2013

ArtWaves - Flowers & Road Trips!!!

Today the spotlight is on the classes that our divas Kim & Laura are teaching!!!  In case you had not yet heard Scrappin' Great Deals is participating in an amazing new Artistic collaboration!!!  ArtWaves’ represents many different art forms that will attract all demographics. We have a vast variety of projects and teachers that will include different art forms including painting, stamping, stenciling, paper art, mixed media, and much much more. The idea behind ‘ArtWaves’ is to melt or ‘wave’ together all these different art forms that already overlap in so many ways. Join us August 15 - 17, 2013 at Fanshawe College!!
More info and to register: http://c2cartwaves.blogspot.ca/



Our diva Laura is a Paper Flower Making EXPERT!!!  No one does flowers like Laura does flowers!!  Learn the tips and tricks to make these stunning, realistic flowers from a Master!!! 


231 - Paper Rose Bouquet (Paper Crafting)
By Laura Richey - BEG/INT
Friday, August 16 - Noon-4pm 4 hours
Paper
Fee: $25 Supplies: $30


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Our diva Kim loves altered items and mini albums!!  This one of a kind, Road Trip Mini-Album is filled with details, distressing, nooks and pockets for memorabilia - the memories of your vacation will last a lifetime in this album!!!!


235 - Road Trip Album (Mixed Media)
By Kim Pargeter - BEG/INT
Fri. Noon-4pm 4 hours
6”x9” chipboard and paper
Fee: $25 Supplies: $18



You won't want to miss these classes!!!! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

ArtWaves classes with Matilda!!

Scrappin' Great Deals is so proud to be a part of this collaboration of artists!!  ArtWaves’ represents many different art forms that will attract all demographics. We have a vast variety of projects and teachers that will include different art forms including painting, stamping, stenciling, paper art, mixed media, and much much more. The idea behind ‘ArtWaves’ is to melt or ‘wave’ together all these different art forms that already overlap in so many ways.   Join us August 15 - 17, 2013 at  Fanshawe College!!
More info and to register: http://c2cartwaves.blogspot.ca/




A layout for every season!!!  Matilda has created these lovely layouts that are perfect for the beginner scrapbooker!!  Mat will instruct you on basic design elements, giving you step by step instructions, guiding you the whole time.  You can add your pictures now or at a later date!  LOVE these layouts!!  All you need to bring are basic tools such as a paper cutter, scissors and adhesive.

 
116 - Four Seasons (Paper Crafting)
By Matilda Couto
Thursday, August 15 -  1pm - 5pm  - 4 hours
4 - 12”x12” double page scrapbook pages

Fee: $25 Supplies: $18

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 This stunning layout is for an intermediate scrapbooker!!  Lots of layers, making your own paper flowers, and using spray mists!  What a keepsake this will be!!!  All you need to bring are basic tools such as a paper cutter, scissors and adhesive.

227 - It’s a Beautiful Day (Paper Crafting)
By Matilda Couto - INT
Fri. 8am-10am 2 hours
Scrapbook paper
Fee: $16 Supplies: $12

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WE REALLY HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ArtWaves - Hearts & Flowers

  
The SGD divas are so excited to be a part of London ArtWaves 2013!  We would like to share the projects that were accepted to be taught at this event!  Today we are looking at one of my classes, a 6"x6" mixed media canvas! You will be experimenting with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists & Stencils directly on the canvas.  While it dries, we will be making a LOT of rolled roses that form the heart, as well as doing some paper rolling to fill it the nooks and crannies on the heartThis canvas makes a lovely home accent or a perfect gift to a loved one!! I hope you can join me!!!  Details:


114 - Flower Heart Canvas (Mixed Media)
By Lori Iwanowski - BEG/INT
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Noon-2pm - 2 hours
6”x6” Canvas 
Fee: $16 Supplies: $10 


Click HERE to register, and for more details!! 

Have a great day!!