Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CREATE & DONATE every WEDNESDAY!!!

Ladies, bring your scissors & adhesives, along with a food donation for The London Food Bank! Make a gorgeous card with our Divas!
Here is tomorrow's beautiful card, created by our diva Laura: 
 
 

To-date, we have donated over 7,400 pounds of food! Together we are making a difference!! Let's see how much we can Create & Donate in 2014. In-store specials every Wednesday!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Psst! Have You Heard...?

SGD is bringing back "Get Your Sketch On! Each month, we will pick one Friday night where you can create a 2 - page layout with your own papers and embellishments following a Sketch chosen by me. I will show you an example of how I used the sketch and help you to create your own layout. Then the rest of the evening, you can stay and crop and work on all those photos that you have been meaning to scrapbook. Bring a friend or friends and enjoy some creative time together.

Our first "GYSO" night is Friday, October 17. Come any time after 5 p.m. and stay until midnight (if you can!). The cost is $15.00.

The first Sketch that I am using is from Scrapbook Generation. Note that I am only showing you part of the Sketch to tweak your interest in coming out to join me.


This is how I used the Sketch using the "Madeleine" papers from Bo Bunny.


Hope you can join me!
Karen

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Art Journalling with Gelato's and Derwent Intense Coloured Pencils

Good Morning Everyone,

Just wanted to share with you a project that we did for our Art Journaling Class this past Friday night. We were using our Derwent Intense Coloured Pencils as our backgrounds. Then we use Gelato's and Embossing Paste  with our stencils. I love the effect that it gives. We had so much fun and everyone pages turned out perfect. I would like to add a verse but not sure what.



If you would like to join Lori and I just check here for our next class.Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Emboss Resist with Gelatos featuring Donna Downey

Hi! Andrea here
Wanted to pop in and share some videos I have been watching 
I ADORE youtube videos as they help me to make the most of my crafty products

So this video journey started because of my Art Journal classes by Lori and Kim
They had us playing with these crayon type thingys and they were called Gelatos
I loved them
I love how easy they are to apply
The creamy texture
The versatility 
and that my fingers got all inky!

I picked up the larger set called Designing with Gelatos colour kit
*one tip I wanted to share is that I found personally I liked it better when my surfaces where prepped with Gesso. I got my *glide* with the product

Intrigued yet? 
Watch this video and see what one of the things this amazing art medium can do!








Friday, September 26, 2014

Masculine Toonie Tuesday!


Happy Friday! Sharing with you a masculine card today, this is for Toonie Tuesday, September 30th at 2 PM. I will be showing you a technique with a piece of acetate, markers  and some water....we are using this Tim Holtz stamp and the Tim Holtz mini stapler....Hope you can join us, please bring a toonie and a basic tool kit , no need to register. 
                                               Happy Crafting, Anja

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sisters

Hello my crafty friends. 

Well Prima was in the house this past weekend. All I can say is that this weekend did me a world of good!! For the last couple of weeks I've been in a little bit of a creative rut. Which is never fun. :( 
So I prescribed myself a day at the store to help get those creative juices flowing again. 

BEST PRESCRIPTION EVER!!!! 

Here is half of my double layout. The techniques that I took away from this class were amazing! Cari is an amazing teacher. 
I was also surrounded by some amazing ladies. I will admit I did not finish the second part of the layout, because I was too busy laughing and having fun creating. Taking my time and soaking in all the creative energies I was surrounded with. 

I love how my page turned out! 
This is a very special picture for me. It is of me and my beautiful baby sister. Thank you to Barb Weir Photography for capturing this amazing picture of us. 




I got to play with some amazing materials ... love PRIMA goodies . Cari's direction were perfection, her tips and tricks really help give my layout that  WOW factor! 



The extra little touches to simple things really make all the difference. 


Well I hope you have a fabulous day! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Create & Donate Today!!!!

 
Ladies, bring your scissors & adhesives, along with a food donation for The London Food Bank! Make a gorgeous card with our Divas! To-date, we have donated over 7,400 pounds of food! Together we are making a difference!! Let's see how much we can Create & Donate in 2014. In-store specials every Wednesday!
 
PLUS!!!!
 
Save 25% on Stamps & Copic Refills!!
 
Take advantage of this fabulous offer!! Stock up on your Copic Refills & our Stamp Gallery is loaded with marvelous stamps waiting for you at 25% savings!! Applies to regular priced; in-stock Stamps & Copic Refills. No backorders or substitutions. Starts now; ends Thursday, September 25 at midnight!

Check out what's new!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Make FOUR stunning cards!!!!

Celebrate National Card-Making Day with the incredible Divas of SGD!! 
 If you love to make cards, this is one event totally geared with you in mind!! SGD Divas: Kim, Anja, Rose & Lori will be teaching you how to make FOUR stunning cards!! You will move table to table and create a beautiful card with each of our Divas! The theme is "all occasion" and the cards will knock your socks off!!  Their creativity will leave you begging for more!! 

Registration is required & all students have to bring are their scissors and adhesives (liquid such as Tombow); 3D such as Sticky Thumb, Scor Tape (1/4 inch). You may also wish to bring your Ink Blending Tool for your own use. All other materials will be suppled for you!!

 
As a bonus; each student will receive a full 6x6 paper pad from Prima's Epiphany collection & a bonus stamp!! You will be using a few sheets from your paper pad & then you can take home the rest of the 6x6 paper pad and recreate as many cards as you'd like!! This new collection will take your breath away!!

 
Door prizes ... goodie bags ... treats .... in-store specials ... 
Grand Prize - TWO $50 gift cards to SGD - 
(one in the morning; one in the afternoon!)
Saturday, October 4: 10am - 2pm!! 
Morning session: 10 - 12 Afternoon session: 12 - 2 
Please indicate if you would prefer morning or afternoon.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pocket Scrapbooking and Silhouette 103

I have been working on an album for my grandson and wanted to share with you this latest layout. I also wanted to show you some of the embellishments that I created with my Silhouette. I will be teaching how to use Edit Points, the Eyedropper Tool, how to work with a Colour Palette and much more in a Silhouette class tomorrow night (Sept. 23).




I used some of these papers from Bazzill Basics, Captain Adventure collection as well as these Studio Calico wood embellishments.


These are the embellishments that I created and/or altered using my Silhouette Machine.


Hope this gives you some ideas about doing your own Pocket Scrapbooking.
Karen

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Prima is in Da House!!!


Prima is here and we are having fun!

If you were not able to join us for one of the classes
We still want to see you!
Drop in and enjoy in-store specials to help us celebrate

So many Prima goodies to be had!

Happy Crafting, 
Andrea

Friday, September 19, 2014

Card for National Cardmaking Day, October 4th!



Happy Friday! It's an exciting day at SGD today...the PRIMA event is about to start tonight and tomorrow!!! Hope you are signed up too!! As Sheila has mentioned....for the month of October you get to spend Thanksgiving with your family and the rest of time, you are with us, lol! On October 4th we are celebrating National Cardmaking Day, you can find all the details HERE. This card is my contribution, Kim, Lori and Rose are also doing a card!!
This time we are doing it a bit different so please read all the info, click on the link and you will get there.
Happy crafting!!! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It is that time of year

Sharing two more beautiful cards from Miss Judy. 
I just had the family pictures taken and it is time to think of the cards. 
I love these elaborate cards that I can hand out. Such beautiful work. 




And the countdown is almost over for our Prima Event!!!  I can't wait!!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Twelve Hour Sale now on!!!!

Savings of 25 - 50% Happening Now!
 
Jump on over to our 12 Hour Gallery and save up to 50% on over 70 fabulous products! Available at these crazy prices only while supplies last!! Shop early for best selection. Starts now; ends Thursday, September 18 at midnight!
 

Online Shoppers: be sure to check out our unique Shop & Ship option where you can shop for a week & save on shipping!!
Pre-order & Save up to 25%! SGDs is accepting pre-orders for several FABULOUS new releases, including Memory Box, Tim Holtz, Sizzix, Impression Obsession & 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 & 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!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dream by the light of the moon!

Good morning everyone!!!  Today I am sharing a card that you can make if you attend our National Card Making Day Event!!!  It is one of four cards you will be making!


Every participant will be receiving a brand new 6x6 paper pad from the Prima Epiphany line! Stunning paper!  You will use paper from the pad to create the 4 cards and you will have lots left to recreate the cards or make others!!

For my card I used both the Memory Box Floating Butterfly Die, and the Floating Butterfly Background Die, Prima flowers and wood icons, ribbon plus some techniques using Prima Colour Bloom sprays, Lindy Stamp Gang sprays, embossing powder, stamping, punching....

I hope you can join us!!  National Card Making Day is Saturday, October 4, and the event runs from 10am - 2pm!!  Registration is required!!!  For more details and to register online, click this link!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Journey" Kit for SGD

Happy Monday, everyone!  I loved the papers from the Marion Smith "Nirvana" collection so I decided to make a few kits for the store. The kit could be used for a Vintage layout, a Travel layout, a Celebration layout, etc.


I also used some wooden embellishments from Prima "Time Travelers" Collection and some tickets from Tim Holtz.

Have a good week!
Karen

Sunday, September 14, 2014

National Card Making Day

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I want to share with you my card for National Card Making Day.


Hope you can join Anja, Lori, Rose and I on October 4th. Thanks for looking and have a great day.  

Kim


National Card-Making Day with SGD!!

Saturday, October 4: 10am - 2pm Click here to register!!

Celebrate National Card-Making Day with the incredible Divas of SGD!! If you love to make cards, this is one event totally geared with you in mind!! SGD Divas: Kim, Anja, Rose & Lori will be teaching you how to make FOUR stunning cards!! You will move table to table and create a beautiful card with each of our Divas! The theme is "all occasion" and the cards will knock your socks off!! Teasers and highlights will be featured throughout the next few weeks on our blog & facebook!! Their creativity will leave you begging for more!!

Registration is required & all students have to bring are their scissors and adhesives (liquid such as Tombow); 3D such as Sticky Thumb, Scor Tape (1/4 inch). You may also wish to bring your Ink Blending Tool for your own use. All other materials will be supplied for you!!

As a bonus; each student will receive a full 6x6 paper pad from Prima's Epiphany collection! You will be using a few sheets from your paper pad & then you can take home the rest of the 6x6 paper pad and recreate as many cards as you'd like!! This new collection will take your breath away!!

Door prizes ... goodie bags ... treats .... in-store specials ... Grand Prize for the day is a $50 gift card to SGD!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Spending my day crafting with Prima

I hit up Scrappin' Great Deals yesterday and walked out with a HUGE Prima stash!
I am getting excited for my classes with Prima coming up soon, are you?
And I saw a huge shipment of Prima goodies had arrived
So of course I had to grab some asap!

I primarily stuck to the new Coffee Break line
I love any coffee or tea themed crafty items!
Here's what I've made so far


I used a card from the cute little 3x4 Note cards
and some 3D stickers


and lastly some amazing chevron crystals!
I'd link them up but they are no longer online as I bought the last one ;)

Hope you like my Prima creation!
Happy Crafting, 
Andrea

Friday, September 12, 2014

Merry Christmas!



Happy Friday! Sharing with you today a Christmas card with a Memory Box  and a Cottage Cutz die, you can't start early enough to get your Christmas cards done....I always have good intentions but often it does not work that way....It's fun to share your ideas and with all the stunning dies, you have lots of possibilities for great cards that don't take forever to make.
We are making this one for Donate and Create, September 17 at 1pm, no need to register just bring a donation for the foodbank, if you can, and a basic tool kit! 
                                                          Till next time, Anja

Thursday, September 11, 2014

All in the details


Hello my crafty friends. 
Take a look at these two beautiful cards by our Judy K. 
Such beautiful details. 


Another beautiful card. 



Hope you are having a fabulous day. 



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This sale is for all you Mixed Media lovers!!

SAVE 25% on Inks, Paints, Stains, Powders & MORE!
  Visit our "Emboss, Ink, Paint" Gallery and save 25% on over 500 fabulous products for your card making, scrapbooking & mixed media projects!! Applies to regular priced, in-stock items featured in our "Emboss, Ink & Paint Gallery".  SUCH AS, (but not limited too): Dylusion Sprays, Lindy Sprays, Dreamweaver Paste, Derwent Pencils, Dina Wakley Paints, Tim Holtz Paints, Inks & Stains, Faber Castell Gelatos, embossing powders, all ink pads....you get the idea??!! LOVE THIS SALE!!
 
Excluded: backorders, pre-orders, special orders/ orders already placed. Please allow extra processing time for this very popular promotion. 
 
 Starts now.. ends Thursday, September 11 at midnight!
Online Shoppers: be sure to check out our unique Shop & Ship option where you can shop for a week & save on shipping!!

And a last reminder that registration closes today for all Cari Fennell Prima Workshops!!! 
Check out what's new!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

PRIMA REGISTRATION DEADLINE!!!

The FINAL DAY to register for any (or all!) of the Cari Fennell Prima Workshops is TOMORROW!! SEPTEMBER 10, 2014!!


Door prizes, goody bags, in-store specials. 
This is one event you don't want to miss!! 
 
FYI: Students are asked to bring: their basic tool kit including paper trimmer, adhesives (liquid; such as Tombow) and 3D (such as Sticky Thumb), fine-tipped scissors, Ink Blending Tool, baby wipes/paper towel. If you have them, a Craft Mat & Scor Pal would be nice to have on hand as well. All other materials will be provided for you. 
 
If you are unable to attend, but would like a kit, please call us, 519-473-5751, asap to reserve a kit. Last day to order kits is September 10. Kits will include materials, photos & detailed instructions (please note: kits will not include any inks, sprays or other mediums used in class).
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tween/Teen Scrapbooking

Good morning, all. Recently we got these cute little photo books in and the same day we had a group of young girls come in to express their interest in scrapbooking. So, as a result of that visit, Sheila and I decided that we would like to get more young people interested in this fabulous hobby. I have designed five pages using the Jubilee collection from My Mind's Eye. It is so colourful and we thought that young tweens/teens would love it.

Watch the calendar in October to see this upcoming class. I will be teaching the participants to stamp, to use stencils, punches, dies cuts and Distress Markers and Inks. Students are asked to bring 6 photos of their choosing. Note - 3 x 3 or 3 x 4 photos will work best. They should also bring a ruler, scissors, adhesives, and a paper trimmer. Here are the five pages that we will do in the class.

 
These are the products that I used:


Have a great day!
 
Karen

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Donate to Create Simple Stories Sweater Weather Fall Card

Good Morning Everyone,

For this Donate to Create Card I got my inspiration from Pinterest and Simple Stories Designer Paper Sweater Weather. I love the fall, so this was perfect. I also used the word Thanks from Memory Box Cloud Thanks Die. Of course I had to add a button and ribbon. Oh, the leaves are from Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die.




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


Kim


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Paper Smooches - grab this great set in the Clearance section!


While perusing the Clearance section deals I saw that one of my loved Paper Smooches is in there at a great price! You can now grab 'Zoo Crew' for a steal at $9.59!!!

I am sharing a very quick card I made (my fave kind) using that set. I coloured in the image with Tim Holtz markers (scattered straw, rusty hinge and antique linen) and they did NOT bleed to the inside of the card. A cute card for anyone special in your life. 

So see what deals you can find in the Clearance section and maybe you will be inspired to create as well!

Happy Crafting, 
Andrea

Friday, September 5, 2014

Toonie Tuesday with Memory Box


Happy Friday! The first week of back to school and back into some sort of routine....and now it's HOT!
Perfect to sit in the basement to stay cool and get some crafting time. I created this card with a new Memory Box die...it cuts and embosses perfectly. Sentiment is from Just Rite. This card is for Toonie Tuesday, September 9 at 2 PM. No need to registrer, bring a toonie and a basic tool kit and you are ready to make this card. Hope you can make it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pinterest


Hello my crafty friends. 

Did you see we are on 






I love Pinterest! Great inspiration, tutorials a little something for everyone. 
I would love to see what inspires you! 

Come take a look http://www.pinterest.com/SGDstore/. 

Become a follower :) 

Have a great day

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Always Believe in Magic

Happy Tuesday!! I was playing in my Art Journal last weekend and finished up a page that I had started ages ago.  That is one of the best things about Art Journalling.....stopping and starting at any point!  The background is a mix of Dylusion sprays and stencils.


I then added Tim Holtz tissue tape, and gelatos....love these gelatos!!! I used the white, black and gold.  LOVE how it turned out!! 



Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!!!  Enjoy your back to school day!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Project Life and Silhouette 103

Good morning, everyone. Can you believe that it is Labour Day Monday? As fall nears, I usually get back to my Genealogy Research. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to the Yorkshire area of England and was able to discover some more information on my father's family. With a last name of Smith, you can imagine the difficulties. When Sheila brought in the Becky Higgins Project Life Heritage Kit, I knew that I would be able to use it in documenting my research. I have been able to trace my family back to the late 1700's. In order to start my book, I decided to do some research on the occupation of my ancestors: weaving. I incorporated the cards from the Heritage Kit and bought the Heritage papers in digital form. Therefore, I was able to use my Silhouette to create some of the cards that you see below. If you are interested in learning about downloading digital images and using them on your Silhouette then you might like to come to the Silhouette 103 class held this month. See the Calendar for the date and time.

 
Here are some of the cards included in the Project Life Heritage Kit. They are amazing!