Monday, September 30, 2013

See you this Saturday!!!

Celebrate National Card-Making Day with the Divas!!!
FREE Customer Event!! 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013
10AM - 2PM
Ladies, be sure to join us for a fabulous card-making extravaganza!! This is a FREE event - no need to register! Our talented Divas will be on hand offering FREE make and takes (while supplies last)! There will be door prizes galore, a knock-your-socks off raffle table, treats & MORE!! Our Divas are prepping for 100 so there will be lots of cards waiting to be made!!
Registration is not required ... simply bring your scissors & adhesives and be ready to make fabulous cards & matching envelopes featuring the amazing new Envelope Punch Board!! 
In lieu of any fees for this event, we are asking that you bring a donation for Ovarian Cancer Research in honour of our lovely Thursday Lady, Donna!! SGDs will match all donations collected!! 
Together let's help make a difference & make some amazing cards!!

Mark your calendars and we'll see you on Saturday, October 5th!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kids Cards Stamp a Bunch

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my next class I am working on. It started to be a stamp a bunch for kids but then I decided it can me a stamp a bunch for  anyone, young or old. These cards are great for kids or adults to do and give away. I have 2 dates that you can pick from. You can register here. Everything is cut out for you. All you need to do is assemble the cards and stamp sentiments inside. You will do a total of 10 cards, 2 of each design. So I have 2 more cards to do. I will get them on the web as soon as possible. You can also order Kits.



I think they are so cute.I used the paper from BoBunny's Silver and Gold Collection for the back grounds. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Blog Candy Alert!!!

Andrea here after a wee break from the Internet!
Boy did I miss you guys!
Not only did I have no access to the Internet these last few weeks
but also no access to my crafting supplies!

So what's a girl to do when its her turn to post?

Give away some BLOG CANDY!!!

I have been perusing the new release items at the store 
and noticed we have tons of amazing new dies in stock
Do you want one?

Leave a comment on this post (please include your name in the comment)
and next Saturday I will announce the winner of a die of their choice!
Any die in the store with a value of $15 or less!

Will you choose this one:

or this one:
Or something else entirely?
You get to choose!
So leave a comment to win!
For fun include what die in the store you'd pick to give us some ideas!

Happy Crafting, Andrea


Friday, September 27, 2013

A card for a pretty, special lady!!


  
Happy Friday!!!
Today you have to forgive me that I have used some special things on my card, some of them are not carried in the store at this point.....but this card had to be special!!! It is for an awesome, pretty, special, loyal, hardworking, loving and very caring friend!!! It is for SHEILA!!! She had a birthday yesterday and this is the card I made for her!
I started out with a piece of linen cardstock and sponged on some Memento purple ink, then I used Tim Holtz new embossing folder and put on some more ink. I have to tell Tim next time I see him, that as much as I like his stuff, it bothers me that on this folder the lines are not straight. Then I took silver and green glimmermist and sprayed some on. I stamped the Heartfelt Creations swirl on in memento green ink. The stamp is actually from a Christmas set but it is the first swirl I found in my stash. The flowers are cut with the Silhouette, I inked them up, and put some glitter on, they are also popped up. Sentiment is unknown, but it fits perfect in this oval.
There you have it,  a special card for a special lady!!!! Happy birthday, Sheila!!
                                       Till next time, Anja

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mixed Media Fun-Texturize it!


I had a blast last weekend at the store! It was great to see some friends that I haven't seen since last time and to meet new friends!!! I also had a wonderful time with Diva Kim!

We had a chance to play on Saturday night! I've just been delving into Art Journalling and Kim has shown me lots of fun techniques

Saturday night we played with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste.  It is extra delicious when you add glitter on top before it dries!!!!

I used this Beautiful Tree Stencil from Hero Arts-It's called Elegant Pine

HOw gorgeous is that!!!

You MUST check out the Mixed Media Class with Kim and Lori on Friday Night!

The link for the class is HERE

I have a sneaking suspicion that Embossing Paste just might be on the Menu for Tomorrow night!!!!


Happy Creating!

Vicki

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

National Card Making Day!!

Celebrate National Card-Making Day with the Divas!!!
FREE Customer Event!! 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013
10AM - 2PM
Ladies, be sure to join us for a fabulous card-making extravaganza!! This is a FREE event - no need to register! Our talented Divas will be on hand offering FREE make and takes (while supplies last)! There will be door prizes galore, a knock-your-socks off raffle table, treats & MORE!! Our Divas are prepping for 100 so there will be lots of cards waiting to be made!!
Registration is not required ... simply bring your scissors & adhesives and be ready to make fabulous cards & matching envelopes featuring the amazing new Envelope Punch Board!! 
In lieu of any fees for this event, we are asking that you bring a donation for Ovarian Cancer Research in honour of our lovely Thursday Lady, Donna!! SGDs will match all donations collected!! 
Together let's help make a difference & make some amazing cards!!

Mark your calendars and we'll see you on Saturday, October 5th!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Art Journals & Embossing Paste!!

Once a month Kim & I (Lori) offer an incredibly fun class....Art Journalling.  Every month we explore different mediums, techniques, tools, and products.  We LOVE getting messy!!  This month's class is this coming Friday, September 27 @ 6pm and the focus is on Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Here is a page from my journal that I am experimenting with.  I started creating a background with Dylusion Ink Sprays.  There was some white media of some kind on the bottom of the page.  I had obviously used these pages as a scrap page, wiping off my brush or fingers!  The sprays didn't cover the white up so I will just incorporate it into my page.  No mistakes, just creative opportunities!! 


After the pages were mostly dry, I started adding the embossing paste through a couple of different Crafters Workshop stencils.  I used an old credit card to scrape the paste over the stencil.


 I left the paste to dry overnight.  When I got up this morning I found that it had absorbed the colour from the Dylusion sprays.


I really like the texture and dimension it brought to my page but I think I liked it when it was white, at least on this page.  More contrast.  That is where I had to leave it!! I will be dry brushing on some gesso tonight to bring back some contrast.  Then add some stamps, journalling......


If you are interested in joining us on Friday, you can find more info and register online by clicking HERE!! 
  
HAVE A FANTASTICALLY CREATIVE DAY!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

THIS WEEK'S CUSTOMER EVENTS!!!!


TOONIE TUESDAY!!


Join our amazing Diva, Laura, for Toonie Tuesday at Two! Bring your basic tool kit including scissors and adhesives .... Along with a Toonie and make this beautiful card!! No need to register .... 
See you at 2pm, Tuesday, September 24!!
 
 
WONDERFUL CRAFTING WEDNESDAY!!
 
 
Join us for Crafting Wednesday!! Bring a donation for the London Food Bank, along with your basic tool kit (scissors, adhesives) and join SGDs Diva, Kim, and make this lovely card!! There is no need to register ... simply join us this Wednesday, September 25 @ 1pm!! DONATE & CREATE!!
 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Embossing Paste

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you this Friday's Art Journal Class. We will be using Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver with our stencils. This is such a fun technique. I used one of the new stencils from Crafter's Workshop called Mini Silhouette Script. Then I layered with distress inks and stamps. Dreamweaver is back.


Hope you can join Lori and I this Friday night. Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Kim

Friday, September 20, 2013

Masculine card with IO die!


Happy Friday!! If you have been in the store lately or online.......you will see so many new things! I don't know where to start, it is clear to me.........it never ends, lol!
This is a die from Impression Obsession and as a farmers wife I had to have it, that's a good enough reason for me, and this is what I did with it. I believe the designer paper is from Kaiser kraft, but it was in my scrapbucket so I could be wrong. Sentiment is from Paper Smooches. The raffia I have had for a long time and most likely from the dollar store.
Till next time, Anja

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Our Fall GARAGE SALE!!!

Are the drawers in your craft room bulging over? Is your scrap area overloaded with “stuff?!” Are you ready to clear out your stash that is collecting dust & taking up valuable space – space that could be used for all of those new papers, do-dads and gadgets you’ve been drooling over?! Now is the time to sort through your supplies to make room for the new! It's time to Fall clean your craft area with SGD's amazing Customer Garage Sale!!!

Saturday, October 19: 9am – 5pm & 
Sunday, October 20: 10am – 4pm
 
SGD's is once again hosting our incredibly popular customer garage sale for new and/or used scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamping products.  Registration to be a Vendor must be completed prior to October 12. The cost to participate is $5 per banker's box or $3 per space if you are using your own BANKER’s sized box (to be fair to all Vendors, random sized boxes are not allowed). Boxes/spaces will be sold on a first come, first served basis. A total of 125 boxes/spaces will be available for purchase. We have sold out each and every event!! If you were a Vendor last year and wish to retain your Vendor number, please contact us asap as spots will go quickly!

SHOPPERS attending our Garage Sale .... All garage sale items are TAX-FREE. You are welcome to shop using cash, Visa, Mastercard or Debit. All items purchased from the garage sale are final sale. Payment for garage sale items cannot be made using a SGDs gift card. And remember, on Sunday several Vendors will have marked down what is remaining in their boxes by 25% or 50% ... !!! This is a win-win for everyone!!!

So whether you are looking to sell some of your unwanted craft supplies or take advantage of some ridiculous deals on fabulous products .... or both!!! ..... SGD's Customer Garage Sale is one garage sale worth checking out!! See you there!! 
 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"NEW ITEMS" Celebration Sale!!


Wow ... over 300 new items just in!! We must all be very good Divas as Santa just keeps bringing in the new goodies!!
 
Enjoy Savings of 20% Store-Wide!! 
 
No coupons necessary!! Two Days Only! Applies to regular priced items. Ends Thursday, September 19 @ midnight. Crops, classes, gift cards, Diva-Kits, pre-orders, retreats are excluded from this offer. Be sure to check out what's in the NEW PRODUCTS!
 
Some tidbits:
 
Couture Creations Embossing Folders:
 
 
Hero Arts Wood Stamps:
 
 
 New Colours of Distress Paints:


and SO MUCH MORE!!! 
 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Holiday Cards with Vicki G!!!!

Vicki continues with her weekend visit to SGD's classroom!! If you love to make cards, you will fall in LOVE with Vicki!! In her Holiday Cards workshop, you will be creating a fun Halloween card and two Christmas cards using mixed Media, Dies Cut and Copic techniques!
 

DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 
TIME: 10:00am
COST:  $25.00 plus HST (Click HERE to register online!)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Make it Manly!!


She's back ..... !!!! We are over the moon to welcome the ever-so-talented Vicki Gee back to our classroom!! Vicki will be here all weekend long!! Come and learn from one of the very best in our industry!! In Vicki's Make It Manly card workshop, you will be creating three - four (if time allows) manly-man cards featuring mixed media techniques, Copic Markers and Die Cuts!!

CLASS DATE: Friday, September 20
TIME: 6pm
COST: $25.00 plus HST  (Click HERE to register online!)


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday



Good Morning Everyone,

I want to show the card that you will making if you join me on Wed Sept 25. That is when I will be doing the next Wonderful Wednesday. Can you believe it, I am early with the post. The stamp and paper our from Kaiser Craft. The stamp is called Sweet Pea and the paper is from the paper line 75 cents. I embossed the flower and friend with white embossing powder.



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Hope you can join me. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Friday, September 13, 2013

Masculine birthday card with new IO dies!!


Happy Friday!!!! It's been quite the week, our donkey had a baby boy, so cute, we had a big storm and were without hydro for about 24 hours, not good for my crafting.... So late Thursday night, I had to come up with a card for today....Ideas were no problem, the new IO dies came in and I got some!!!!!
I created a background with Tim Holtz distress inks, tumbled glass, broken china, shabby shutters and forest moss. I cut out the tree line from IO twice and off set them. Then I cut out the 2 small deer, also from IO, and popped them up. I had a grass stamp from Art Impressions and I stamped some grass but you could also do that with a marker.Then I messed up...that's when I had extra ink on the right top, darn.....what now....I had this little Hello friend from Dear Lizzy, so that covered the spot up. I did wanna put the bigger Happy Birthday along the bottom and I still did that. Then I added some brown Viva pearls, took a picture and dropped the card...... do you know what happens with wet pearls...yes, they can create a mess. Oh well, more reason to make another card, lol!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, September 12, 2013

SGDs COLOURING EVENT!!!


Ladies, if you love to colour or want to find out more about this art-form in our industry, mark your calendars and get ready for our Colouring Event!! From beginner to intermediate/advance .... Copic Markers - Derwent pencils - Distress Inks!! Door prizes all day!! Get yourself registered today!! Seats are already filling quickly! Vicki Garrett, Sheila, Anja & Kim will be here all day to share their expertise with you!!

Morning session: We will be playing and exploring with all three mediums. Stations will be set up so that you can try your hand at each colouring medium. This session is ideal for all levels of crafters!! Come and play with the Colouring Divas at SGDs!!
 

 
If you have your own Copic Markers or Derwent Pencils, please bring with you for your own personal use. Otherwise, class mediums will be available for you to share with other students. Also, if you have a water brush, please bring with you.

Afternoon session: We will be learning more in-depth techniques & turning our finished image into a beautiful card!! As in the morning session, stations will be set up so that you can play & card-make with each colouring medium. When you are finished, you will have three lovely cards! Come and play with the Colouring Divas at SGDs!!
 
 
 Students for the afternoon session are asked to bring scissors & adhesives (including pop-dots). If you have your own Copic Markers or Derwent Pencils, please bring them with you for your own personal use (along with a waterbrush). Otherwise, class mediums will be available for you to share with other students.
 
Each participant will receive a 20% in-store discount that can be used all day long......and don't forget the door prizes all day long!!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vicki's Coming BACK!!!!


She's back ..... !!!! We are over the moon to welcome the ever-so-talented Vicki Gee back to our classroom!! Vicki will be here all weekend long for SGDs COLOURING EVENT!! Come and learn from one of the very best in our industry!! 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 at 6pm

 
In Vicki's Make It Manly card workshop, you will be creating three - four (if time allows) manly-man cards featuring mixed media techniques, Copic Markers and Die Cuts!!
(CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE)


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 at 10am


Vicki continues with her weekend visit to SGD's classroom!! If you love to make cards, you will fall in LOVE with Vicki!! In her Holiday Cards workshop, you will be creating a fun Halloween card and two Christmas cards using mixed Media, Dies Cut and Copic techniques!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Secret Garden Layout Class

Join Scrappin' Sheila for a wonderful journey into the secret garden of embellishments & techniques!! We will be creating this lovely double-page layout, working with a variety of materials & mediums. Focus will be on the art of layering & clustering embellishments to add eye-catching detail to your layouts. We will also touch base on which adhesives work best for adhering different objects.

 
DATE: Saturday, September 14
TIME: 10am - 12:30pm
COST: $25.00 plus HST
Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, including paper trimmer, scissors & adhesives with them. Should you have a craft mat and ink-blending tool, please bring that as well. All other materials will be provided for you. Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during Sheila's workshop. This is an intermediate/advance workshop; ideal for ages 18+.

If you are unable to attend this workshop, a limited number of kits will be available.  Hope to see you there!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Come Colour with the SGD DIVAS!!!!!



Ladies, if you love to colour or want to find out more about this art-form in our industry, mark your calendars and get ready for our  
 
Semi-Annual Colouring Event!! 
 
Our Fall Colour With SGDs Event is happening 
Saturday, September 21, 2013
 ... from beginner to intermediate/advance .... Copic Markers - Derwent pencils - Distress Inks!! Door prizes all day!! Get yourself registered today!! Seats are already filling quickly! Vicki Garrett, Sheila, Anja & Kim will be here all day to share their expertise with you!!
 
 
In the morning session, we will be playing with each medium.  Stations will be set up so that you can try your hand at each colouring medium.  In the afternoon session, we will be learning more about each medium and making a beautiful card with our finished art work!!  You will leave with three lovely cards, each coloured with a different medium!   
(Registration is required for both sessions)
 
 
 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday

Good Morning Everyone,

Wanted to share with you the card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I love the colours in this card. The stamps are from Impression Obsession. We will be using a total of 4 stamps on this card. My  favourite is the splatter stamp, I think it  adds more texture to the card.



Hope you can join me. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim


Friday, September 6, 2013

Christmas card, let's step it up!


Happy Friday! And so the first week of school is almost over, it did not take long to fall into routine.
With more structured days, I can set some time apart to work on stuff for the store. love it!!
For next Toonie Tuesday, September 10 at 2 PM, for a toonie,  you can make this Christmas card. A stamp from Memory Box, sentiment from Tim Holtz and a Spellbinder Christmas tree, some paper piecing for a different effect. Have a great weekend and enjoy the nice weather, Anja

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Spooooky!!!!


Good Morning!!! Long time, no see! 

I am SOOOO excited to tell you that i'm paying a visit to Scrappin' Great Deals on the 20th of September to participate in the Store's colouring event and to teach some classes!

Here is a sneak peek of one of the class cards for the Holiday Class on the 22nd of September!

I am going to teach you a super fun technique for backgrounds and creating scenes with dies!

These fun dies are from Impression Obsession, some of which my sweetie Sheila carries in the shop!!!!

Hope that you'll join us for the colouring event that weekend, or at least pop in and say HELLOOOO~

Happy Stamping~~~

Vicki~~

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

12 HOUR SALE


SGDs Famous 12 Hour Special!!
Save up to 50% on over 60 fabulous products featured in our 12 Hour Gallery!   Available at these incredible savings, while supplies last.  Shop early for best selection (sorry, no backorders).  Ends Thursday, September 5 @ midnight.
Have fun ladies!!
Product update:  oodles of new items just in including several pre-orders!!  Keep watching all this week for updates on our website!!
Colour With SGDs Event!  Ladies, if you love to colour or want to find out more about this art-form in our industry, mark your calendars and get ready for our Colouring Event!!  From beginner to intermediate/ advance .... Copic Markers - Derwent pencils - Distress Inks!! Door prizes all day!!  Get yourself registered today!! Seats are already filling quickly! Our colouring divas will be here all day to share their expertise with you!!  Click here for more details!  
Christmas Stamp-A-Bunch with Kim!!  Get a jump-start on your Christmas Cards!!  You will be making TEN gorgeous Holiday-themed cards (two each of five different designs).  And get this, all you have to bring are your scissors & adhesives (including pop-dots)!!  Everything else will be cut & ready for you!! Door Prizes!! Click here to register!!
Donate & Create!   Every Wednesday at 1pm, SGDs hosts "Crafting Wednesday"   Join SGDs Diva, Laura, this Wednesday, September 4, and make this amazing card!! There is no need to register, just bring your basic tool kit, along with a food donation for our Feed Those in Need Campaign. Together we are making a difference for those that need a helping hand.  Let's see how much we can donate & create in 2013!
Top Hat Workshop with Trish & Becky!  You simply have to see this to believe it!!  Creative flair and style grace every piece of this incredible project!  This project truly puts the WOW factor into the art of 3D projects!  This Top Hat Birdhouse has a mini photo album hidden inside the box, under the hat. This is aLaura Denison design and all who attend the class will receive , as part of the class fee, a copy of the pattern to keep so you can make another for yourself or a friend as a wonderful gift.  Click here to register!
Pre-order & Save up to 25%!  SGDs is now accepting pre-orders for several FABULOUS new releases, including JustRite, Webster's Pages, WRMK, Tim Holtz & 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.  Click here to view what is now available for pre-order .... Check back often as we have plans to bring in TONS of incredible new products!! 
Classes & Kits made to Inspire! Featured above is "Secret Garden Workshop" by Scrappin' Sheila!  Let us help get your mojo going!! Our designers & instructors are some of the best this industry has ... SERIOUSLY! From beginner to the most advanced ... from ages 5 - 125; we've got you covered! Register for a class today!  And remember, when you take a class at SGD's, you always receive a 20% in-store discount!!  Be sure to check out our BLOG and visit us onFacebook!!  Our divas showcase new techniques and products daily!  Did you know!?! - Our Divas offer wonderful kits designed to help you get your photos into your scrapbooks!!  Each kit comes with photos, materials and instructions.  Kits are a fabulous way to help get your own creative ideas soaring!  Click here to view what kits are available today!
A little note from Scrappin' Sheila ... It's the most wonderful time of the year!!  Back to school & routines!!  Such an exciting time for many children (and parents!).  Our girls are entering grades 7 and 11!!  They are both really happy about their classes & teachers (always a nice way to start the year!!)  Here's hoping your back-to-school routines go smoothly!!  Remember to create a memory & hug someone you love!!  xo! 
A few last things ... Never been to our store before?!  We are at 26 Kilworth Park Dr. in beautiful Kilworth (Komoka) Ontario (in Kilworth Plaza at corner of Kilworth Park Dr. & Glendon Rd.)   Need directions?!  Click here!
      
Are you one of this week's ten lucky winners?!   Every Wednesday, SGD's gives away TEN $10 coupons to our store!   If you are registered with our website, you qualify ... it's that easy!   Winners are announced on our website every Wednesday morning!! 
Check back with SGD's often .... you just never know what you'll find at our scrappin' shop of goodies!!!     Whether you are a scrapper or a card-maker ... SGD's has what you are looking for!!   Have an amazing week ladies!
Scrappin' Sheila

(And remember...we don't tell husbands!!)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Stencils & Layouts

Mixed media is all the rage right now but do any of you use mixed media products on your layouts??  I have been trying to and one product I love to use, and have for a while now, are stencils.  One of my newest purchases is a Reverse Chicken Wire Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. (Currently out of stock I just found out, but will be back soon!)


I used the stencil along with some Cream Chalk Ink to create a border around the outside of my layout. Thanks for looking!  

Have a fantastic day!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Distress Inks & Memory Box!


Happy Labour Day!!!  Just sharing a quick little Halloween card today!  I used three shades of Distress inks to create the background (barn door, spiced marmalade & mustard seed), then stamped both the image & sentiment using Black Archival Ink.  Both stamps are from Memory Box (Halloween Flourish and Plump Pumpking Border).  I then coloured in the pumpkins using Distress markers (spiced marmalade and peeled paint for the leaves).


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Colouring Event at SGD

Good Morning Everyone.

 On Sept  21 we are having our next Colouring Event. In the morning you can come and learn to colour with copics, distress inks and derwent intense colour pencils. This is a great way to learn how to use each of the different colouring tools. You do not need to bring anything with this class, you come and colour. In the afternoon you will also be colouring with the 3 different colouring tools but your images will be made in to cards. At the end of the afternoon you will have 3 cards. Its going to be a great day.
 This is the card you will be making with me, I will be teaching how to use the distress inks and the Ranger craft nib. I also used one of the Prima Dolls stamps for my image.


You can register on line or at the store. Hope to see you there. Thanks for looking and have a great Labour Day Weekend.
Kim