Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FINAL DAY TO SAVE!!!!

We are ending 2013 with a bang!!  Pick your savings!!    Purchases of $30+ (before taxes) will receive $5 off their purchase (a savings of 10%!).  Purchases of $50+ (before taxes) will receive $10 off their purchase (a savings of 20%!).   Purchases of $100+ (before taxes) will receive $25 off their purchase (a savings of 25%!!). Savings are automatic & fabulous!!  Shop as often as you like!  Limit one discount/purchase.   Applies to regular-priced, in-stock items.  Excludes pre-orders, backorder items, Diva-made kits, classes, crops, retreats.   Ends Tuesday, December 31 at the stoke of midnight!!   Ho-Ho-Ho from the Divas at SGDs!!!!  


Monday, December 30, 2013

Derwent Inktense Card Class


Good Morning everyone!!  I have another card class coming up on January 18th, using Derwent Inktense pencil crayons!  The image above is one of the cards we will be doing. (I am still working on the second!)  The class will be posted soon on the website for online registration!  I will also be offering a Derwent 101 class that same day for those of you who have been thinking about taking the plunge and investing in these fantastic pencil crayons!!!  I'll show you the basics and you can use the store pencils to get a feel for them.  Watch for more details on the web!!  Have a fantastic day!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

If you can Dream it....

.....you can do it!!!


Hi all!!  Lori here on this lovely Sunday afternoon!!  Collage was the technique we played with at the last Art Journal Class.  I am still picking glue off my hands!!  This is my page I created....it is a work in progress.  I didn't get a chance to finish it yet.  Absolutely love how it is coming along...so much so that I may re-create it on a canvas!  I layered pieces of Prima paper, gold tissue paper, flowers, did some stamping, some painting...it is all about the layers!!! 

Our next class will be January 31st at 7pm.  Kim and I are discussing techniques, so stayed tuned!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Zutter Bow it all makes Bow making Easy Peasy!- Video!

I love to start my day checking out what's new over at SGD
I see first up is an item I have heard lots about
a new 'must have' item



Now I do love my Bow Easy but I am limited in sizes
 and I do find at times that doing double or triple bows are too much for my chubby fingers
plus there are many of you who have shared that it is not for you

So check this one out!


I've stopped after the double looped bow but you can find more videos here right on their website!

You can find this amazing tool here over at SGD!

Before you head over don't forget to check out this week's amazing sale!

Receive bonus adhesive!!   Our end of year "Pick Your Savings" promotion is still on!!  (Save up to $25! - details below)
Plus, this weekend, with your purchase of $30+ (before taxes), you will receive a bonus adhesive!! Zig 2-way glue, Pop-Dots,
Quickie Glue Pen or Tombo!!   Limit one bonus gift/customer, while supplies last.   Bonus adhesive promotion ends Sunday, December 29 @ midnight
We are ending 2013 with a bang!!  Pick your savings!!    Purchases of $30+ (before taxes) will receive $5 off their purchase (a savings of 10%!). Purchases of $50+ (before taxes) will receive $10 off their purchase (a savings of 20%!).   Purchases of $100+ (before taxes) will receive $25 off their purchase (a savings of 25%!!).  Savings are automatic & fabulous!!  Shop as often as you like!  Limit one discount/purchase.   Applies to regular-priced, in-stock items.  


Happy Shopping!
Andrea

Friday, December 27, 2013

Elf on the Shelf!!!!!

How perfect is the new BoBunny line - Elf Magic for you 'Elf on the Shelf' families??!!  There is double sided designer paper, matching embellishments such as stickers & chipboard, 6x6 paper pads...love the colours, the images...everything really!!  Just imagine the layouts you can create showcasing all of your Elf's adventures!!!  See the whole collection online!!! 
www.scrappingreatdeals.com
We hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Hours!!!!!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!

Dec. 24:  Holiday Hours:  10am - 1pm

Dec. 25:  Merry Christmas!!  Store Closed

Dec. 26:  Boxing Day - Store Closed

Dec. 29:  Open 11am - 4pm!

Dec. 30:  Open 10am - 5pm

Dec. 31:  Open 10am - 1pm

Jan. 1:  Closed - Happy New Year!!

Jan. 2 & 3:  Open 10am - 5pm

Jan. 4 - regular store hours!!

As always the online store is open 24/7 for your shopping pleasure!!! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday Art Journal Class!!

This Friday, December 27, 2013 @ 7pm!!

Join our media-crazed Divas, Lori & Kim, as they continue to explore the world of mixed media!! This art-form is all the rave and our Divas simply LOVE it!! Together we will play and experiment with different mediums, masks, stamps, techniques and so much more!! New techniques and media are explored every month and there is no need to worry if you missed a class, as you can start your journal at any time!!

With today's workshop we will be focusing on the art of collage!  We will be adding elements such as tape, tissue, papers, etc. to add texture!  Don't forget your Art Journaling Book (suitable for mixed media). We recommend Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Art Journal. Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during the workshop. This workshop is ideal for all levels of crafters aged 16+. Register today & discover Mixed Media for yourself!!  


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gift Box Punch by We R Memory Keepers



Still time to get some shopping done for your crafty friends or to treat yourself!

Purchases of $30+ (before taxes) will receive $5 off their purchase (a savings of 10%!).  Purchases of $50+ (before taxes) will receive $10 off their purchase (a savings of 20%!).   Purchases of $100+ (before taxes) will receive $25 off their purchase (a savings of 25%!!).  Savings are automatic & fabulous!!  Shop as often as you like! Click here to see full sale details. 

Did you see that the new WRMK punch boards are in? I can't decide which one I need.  Maybe the gift box one to start…hmmm





Friday, December 20, 2013

A new class in the new year...


Happy Friday!!! Wishing you a lovely day with this card, enjoy the Christmas season with family and friends!!! I am as good as done with the shopping, never left it this late but so be it, and to be honest not much time was spend in my craft room. For January I have booked a date, January 14 from 10.30 till about 1.30, to do a class with 4 cards with lots of shimmer, stencils, inking, dabbering ( that's my new word) and this is the first card. Hope you like it!
                        Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!! Take care, Anja

Thursday, December 19, 2013

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!!


Well I am off to a late start on my Christmas Cards this year!!  Christmas just kind of snuck up on me!! They are getting put in the mail today.....think there is any chance they'll get delivered before Christmas?!?!  Oh well, it's the thought that counts right??  I used some lovely paper by Farmhouse, an EK Succes Flag Punch and the new sentiment stamps by Kaiser! The snowflakes were punched from some lovely textured gold paper that I have had forever in my stash!! 

Well off to the Post Office I go!!!  Have a fantastic day!! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Let's finish 2013 with a Bang!!

Pick your savings!! Shop as often as you like!! 
Starts now - ends Tuesday, December 31 at the stroke of midnight!!
Savings are automatic & always the right size!!
With your purchase of $100+ before taxes, you will receive $25 off your purchase (savings of 25%!)
With your purchase of $50+ before taxes, you will receive $10 off your purchase (savings of 20%!)
With your purchase of $30+ before taxes, you will receive $5 off your purchase (savings of 10%!)
Applies to regular-priced, in-stock items; limit one discount/purchase. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Two weeks of SAVINGS!
Excluded: pre-orders, crops, classes, Diva-made kits, backorder items, retreats.
Ends Tuesday, December 31 at midnight!
 
 
Like this incredible Memory Box Die!! :
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Need some last minute Christmas Cards?!?!

We still have a few Christmas Card Kits Available!!! 



These adorable card kits are ideal for all levels of crafters, ages 7 - 100!!  Our crafty Diva, Kim, has everything pre-cut for you and ready to make into cards!!  All you will need is some adhesives and scissors - all of the guess work is done for you!  Photos are included for easy reference.  In each kit, you will make TEN breathtaking cards .... two of each of the five designs!! Quantities are limited!! Pop by the store to have a look!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cardinals by Window By Impression Obsession

Good Morning Everyone,

For this Wonderful Wednesday we  will be making this card. This is from a Make and Take Kit from Impression Obsession. I can not take any credit for coming up with the design. Love the card. I really haven't thought of mixing red and grey together, not a colour combo that I would use. The red makes the image pop.   The main stamp we will be using is  Cardinals by Window.





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

Kim

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Card with Memory box



Happy Saturday!

Here is a fun card I made using a Memory Box die Country Landscape. It is currently on backorder BUT I found a similar one that is in stock- Cottage in the Woods. I was befuddled when I first got this die as it is just a very thin strip of metal. I didn't realize it just cuts the paper off where ever you put it. So I made a few cards with it and had the houses at different angles. One I didn't use was when I had it at such a slope they would have needed to ski down to see any neighbours ha ha! A card I made which was everyone's favourite had 2 of the dies cut out and layered. So pretty!

Today Sheila is having a great sale to help finish up your Christmas crafting or shopping:

It's a snowy weekend ... stay in your pj's & enjoy shopping from home!  
Enjoy FREE Shipping &/or Save $25!!   Orders of $35+ (before taxes) will receive free shipping!!  Valid for Canadian & US orders!! 
To redeem, enter the code SNOWY (all cap's) into the discount box  as you proceed through checkout.
Save twenty-five dollars!!   Orders of $100+ (before taxes) will automatically save $25!!
Above offers applies to regular-priced, in-stock items; limit one $25 discount/purchase.  Cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Excluded: pre-orders, crops, classes, Diva-made kits, backorder items.  Hurry!  Ends Sunday, December 15 @ midnight!

Happy Crafting!
Andrea

Friday, December 13, 2013

Toonie Tuesday, December 17, playing with ink!


Happy Friday!Mr. Blogger is giving me grief, I usually prepare my post ahead of time but it did not work now, so I had to post the picture first and now I am adding this. Oh well, it could be worse..lol.
This is the card I will be doing this coming Tuesday, December 17 at 2 PM for Toonie Tuesday, bring a basic tool kit and a toonie and we are gonna be playing with some new Tim Holtz stencils and ink. Did you see all the cool new stencils......oh my, the possibilities..............
My mojo for Christmas cards run out so I choose to make a masculine/boy card. Hope you like it!
                                     Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's a SALE day!!!!

Save $25!!
Savings are automatic & fabulous!! With your purchase of $100+ before taxes, you will automatically receive $25 off your purchase!!
Applies to regular-priced, in-stock items; limit one $25 discount/purchase. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Excluded: pre-orders, crops, classes, Diva-made kits/frames, backorder items.
Hurry! Ends Thursday, December 12 @ midnight!
Be sure to check out what's new!
Like this super darling Wild Rose stamp!!!
 http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Wild-Rose-Studio-Teddy-With-Present-Clear-Stamp-CL297.html
 Click HERE to start shopping!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Calling all CRAFTY KIDS!!!



Calling on crafty kids of ALL ages!!! Come and join our divas for a fun time making these Christmas-themed crafts!! 
 
 
 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013
10am - 2pm
 
There is no need to register, simply come anytime between 10am & 2pm!! We LOVE to see kids craft!!! This is a FREE event!! Donations of new unwrapped toys for the Toy Drive, and/or, donations for the London Food Bank are welcome! Door prizes, treats!! If your child is young, we would ask that you be available to assist with any cutting/gluing. Hope to see you there!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

CHECK YOUR TICKETS!!!

***CHECK YOUR TICKETS!!!!***
 
These are the unclaimed RAFFLE TICKET NUMBERS: 
Pink Tickets: 200054, 200053, 200057, and 199995. 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: 
White Ticket: 0920564!!!
 
Check those tickets everyone and contact the store if you have won!!! GOOD LUCK and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


Thank you so much for your generosity everyone!!!  Our toy drive has been going so well!!  Our bin is overflowing!!!!  There are going to be some happy kids this Christmas!!  Let's keep going we have another week to go!!!! 
 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Butterfly Notes Couture Creations

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to thank everyone who came out to help celebrate the store's 5th Anniversary. We collected so many toys and food items, that it was amazing.  Big  thank you to all of the amazing Divas that help with the celebration, either up front or behind the scenes. Plus a big thank you goes out to Sheila. If we didn't have her we would not have had this amazing celebration or a place to help us with our crafting.

Thank you Sheila!!!!!!!!

Want to share with you one of my cards that I will be teaching in the new year. This is the 2nd part of a class I taught in Oct, using distress inks, markers and stains. We will be making a total of 3 cards using some of the techniques we used in that class.
I used the embossing folder from Couture called Butterfly Notes, Espresso embossing powder and peacock feathers  and gathered twigs distress inks.




Thanks for looking and have a great day. 
Kim

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy Anniversary SGD! 5 great years!

It's our 5th Anniversary!
Save 25% store wide!

Celebrating FIVE years at our beautiful store!!
We've come a long way baby!!  So hard to believe it's been five years!!  On this special day, enjoy savings of 25% Store-Wide!!  No coupons necessary!!  Saturday Only!  Applies to regular priced, in-stock items (sorry, no backorders).  Ends Saturday, December 7 @ midnight.  Crops, classes, gift cards, Diva-Kits, pre-orders, retreats are excluded from this offer. Cannot be combined with any other discount.

And that's not all!



Look at those raffle prizes!
I can't wait!
So grab your new unwrapped toy or food donations and your basic crafting tool kit and come join us at 10am!

Happy Anniversary!
Andrea

Friday, December 6, 2013

Elegant, quick Christmas card!


Happy Friday!! I hope Mr. Blogger does his job as I am on a shopping trip with some friends! Here is a simple, elegant and quick card, if you still need to make some, this one is fast.I have to admit, I saw something similar on Pinterest, what did we do before Pinterest??? This is the card we will be making for Wonderful Wednesday, December 11 at 1 PM. Come on out and please donate a can of food for the Foodbank, if you can! Together we can make a difference!!!
 Have a great day, Anja

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Cards to Share!!!!


How STUNNING is this card created by our Judy K.!!!  She is so talented!!  LOVE the silver and white combo!! 
Here are the products that Judy used:
MB Small Poinsettia POP-902
Glamour Dust Crystal 



These cards were done by the lovely Rhonda K.!!!  These are super quick to make and so elegant! Well done Rhonda!!!  The little girls are made from the Wild Rose Studios 4x4 printed panels, and blinged up with stickles and glitter.  

Remember that we have a ton of sales on until midnight tonight!!!  Pop over to the web to check them out!! (CLICK HERE)Have a fantastic day!!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Save, Save & Save!!

We have some amazing savings for you!!
Save 30% on Paper!! Visit our outstanding Paper Gallery for tons to choose from!! Applies to individual sheets of regular priced, in-stock paper! 
Just in "Timbergrove" by Fancy Pants!!  SO NICE!!!

Save 20% on Tim Holtz Stencils! We have been waiting a long time for these to arrive - get them now while supplies are here!! 

Save 30% on The Optimist by Prima! Includes paper pads, embellishments & more!! Stunning collection at huge savings!! 

Above offers end Thursday, December 5 at midnight!
NEW PRODUCTS!!  Be sure to check out what's new!
 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!!

It's that time of year again!!!

Time for us to celebrate SCRAPPIN' GREAT DEALS:
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY!!!!
Join us for a celebration like no-other!!  Mark your calendar!  
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th
10am - 2pm
  
Cake, raffles, FREE make & takes with Judy Kennedy, Kim & Anja! Here are two of the three cards you will be able to make!!!
 
 
All we ask is that you please bring an unwrapped, brand new toy to donate for our Christmas Toy Drive!! Help make a difference in a child's life this Christmas Season!!
GRAND PRIZE:
We are giving away a Silhouette Portrait Machine!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday

Good Morning Everyone,

Can you believe it, it is the first of December. Where did November go? This is my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I used one of the new folders from Cricut. These new folders are designed by Anna Griffin. I used the embossing folder called Rose Pavilion,  The sediment is a JustRite stamp called Celebrate Today.





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

Kim