Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
A fabulous video!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Or, you can bring your own stamped images & your Inktense pencils and colour!! This is a fun, hands-on workshop where we will all learn from one another within a fun group setting.
This workshop is open to all levels ... from beginner to the most advanced ...I will guide you along. Students are asked to bring their water brush to class with them. If you have Derwent Inktense pencils, please bring to class for your own personal use. Otherwise, class pencils will be available for you to share and experiment with. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the workshop. You can register online or in store!
Monday, July 27, 2015
Here is the layout that we will be completing in the class.
Have a great week!
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Good Morning Everyone,
What to share with a card that I made using homemade background paper and a couple of dies. My friend Vicki made this beautiful colour background paper with her Dyan Reavley's paints, so I wanted to use but wasn't sure for what. Then I saw this card on pinterest and I thought this would be perfect. Only thing I didn't have that die but I thought I can do this, I have lots of dies in my stash. So I picked the tulip bouquet die that I had and never used. Not sure if Sheila still carries this one but you can use any dies that gives you an outline. I cut my colour background to the same size I used to cut out my die and glued them together. I had some of the paper left so I used the die Celebrations from Penny Black to cut out the Happy Birthday. Just added some bling and voila my card. Hope you give this a try.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
The first thing that I do is get my photos together, pick out some papers, embellishments, stickers, etc. and then decide on the type of photo sleeves that I need. Here is a photo of how I start. I find that the 6 x 6 paper pads are great and I love these Mini Placemats from Jillibean Soup.
Then since I have everything organized, I find that I can do a double page fairly quickly. Here are the layouts that I completed with this product.
Sheila carries an extensive collection of 6 x 6 paper pads. Check them out on the website and have a great week.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Hope you are staying cool this weekend. Want to share with you my up coming Wonderful Wednesday Card. This is a one layer card but I think it gives a good WOW. I used the butterfly die from Memory Box to cut out the shape. I then used my Tim Holtz distress inks to make the layers in the background of the butterfly. Then I stamped with black Versa Vine ink over top. The stamped I used is called the Sweetest from Penny Black. The sentiment is from one of my Just Rite stamp set. Of course I had to had a little bling.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Join me, Lori, for a fun workshop doing what we all love .... COLOURING!! That's right, colouring!! For two hours, I will be on hand to help you with any questions you may have: " .... skin .... cheeks .... folds .... pleats .... hair .... ". Bring your stamped images & your Derwent pencils and colour with me!! This is a fun, hands-on workshop where we will all learn from one another within a fun group setting. I will be colouring this super adorable Stamping Bella image:
This workshop is open to all levels ... from beginner to the most advanced ... Students are asked to bring their water brush to class with them. If you have Derwent pencils, please bring to class for your own personal use. Otherwise, class pencils will be available for you to share and experiment with. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the workshop.
Thursday, July 16: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Monday, July 13, 2015
Have a good week!
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Sorry for the late post. I did this tag using Tim Holtz's Scribbles and Splat die and his Bird Crazy stamp set. These birds are so darn cute. I coloured the tag with distress inks, then used the mask, Ornate Elements with embossing paste to give a little dimension to the tag. I then coloured the bird with my distress inks, love this technique for colouring. I then cut out the heart and circle from the Scribble and Splat die and used them as stencils and cut outs.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Brenda's "Basics" Workshop will introduce you to the basics of zentangle. No prior knowledge or skill-level is required; all are welcome! You don't have to know how to draw a straight line ... Brenda loves to share the magic of drawing in tangles! Your class fee includes a Zentangle Tool Kit! All you have to bring is your curiosity & be ready to get into the Zen of art!!
Monday, July 13 - 10am - 12:30
Learn several new tangles such as Mooka and Betweed, along with enhancements and shading. Complete two small pieces af art as your tangles develop into lovely, sophisticated designs. Students are asked to bring along their mini kits with them (note: your mini kit is given to you in Brenda's "Basic" workshop).
Monday, July 13 - 1:30 - 4pm
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
We are excited to announce Technique Tuesday's!! SGD will be hosting Technique Tuesday, every Tuesday at 1pm! Learn how to use different mediums, special techniques, tools & more!! Ideal for all crafters including card-makers, scrapbookers & mixed media guru's - from beginner to advance; all are welcome! There is no need to register, just bring a Toonie & your curiosity!! In-store specials every Tuesday!
On July 7, our talented Diva Laura, will be teaching you highlighting techniques using stamps, thin dies & ink!! We always have so much fun & would love for you to join us!!
Tuesday, July 7 starting at 1pm
Monday, July 6, 2015
Here are some of the items that I used. The stencil is from Prima and I also used a colour graded ribbon that we have in the store in both purple and blue shades. The title "Dream" and "in Colour" was cut out using my Silhouette
Here is the layout. Remember that we have both card kits and scrapbook layouts designed by the Divas at SGD.
Have a great week!
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Good Morning Everyone,
Today I want to show you my card that I made using the Maya clear stamp from IO. We will be making this card in a couple of weeks for Wonderful Wednesday. I have been seeing a lot of cards made with vellum. Mainly using vellum instead of card stock for their flowers. I just love the look. But I had to look for a technique to colour the vellum flowers, I watched this video by Larissa Haskett and she shows you how to colour with Gelatos. This was perfect for me because I have lots of Gelatos and if you know me I am not one to colour. Also I have seen people use their Derwent Intense Ink Pencils to colour but I will leave that up to Lori to show you. Anyway here is the video of Larissa showing you her technique.