Monday, August 31, 2015

"September" Calendar Class

Hello,everyone! Today, I wanted to show you the layout that I have created for the September Calendar Class. I used the collection from Simple Stories called "So Fancy". We often hear from our customers that they don't know how to use some of the new papers in their scrapbooking. I will often do fancy cutting with the various elements on the page. Then by simply adding embellishments to highlight the elements, you have an interesting layout to show case your photos. Hope you like the layout. The class is going to be held on Sunday, September 27.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

National Card Making Day 2015



Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you one of the cards you will be making on National Card Making Day. When is National Card Making Day you ask,  well it is on Saturday October 3, 2016. We will have 2 sessions, one starting at 9:00am to 12:00 noon and then again from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  You will make 8 Christmas  cards, 2 of each of 4 designs. You can get more details soon. Keep an eye on the website! Register early, limited space available.








Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Friday, August 28, 2015

For you!



Happy Friday! How I love making cards!! New ideas and things to use keep coming....
It was so much fun creating this card, I saw this idea and ran with it. You can put a gift card in the pocket on the inside or some cash money or a note, lots of options. 
We will be making this card for Wonderful Wednesday, September 2 at 1 PM.
No need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $4!
                      Hope you can make it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 27, 2015

WoW oh WoW kits and a sale!

WoW oh WoW look at the fabulous kits Sheila has put together!!


Rich and vibrant 12x12 Scrapbooking Kit by Scrappin' Sheila!  I LOVED creating this kit!! The photos are of Diva Dani & her beautiful family!  This kit features papers by Kaisercraft (Scrap Yard).  We have pre-cut 95% of the papers for you for extra ease when assembling!  Ideal for so many different themes of photographs! This kit is suitable for all levels of crafters, aged 16+!  Learn how to layer and curl torn paper edges to create beautiful dimension! You will receive materials, photograph & easy to follow instructions. 


Totally EPIC 12x12 Scrapbooking Kit by Scrappin' Sheila!  This kit features papers by Simple Stories and is perfect for your boy/teen/sport-themed photos! This kit is suitable for all levels of crafters, aged 14+!   Full 12x12 sticker sheet & chipboard cupcake included. You will receive materials, photograph & easy to follow instructions.

Check out all the fabulous Diva made kits here!

Sheila has also put some fabulous items in the 12 hour sale! Take a look! Fabulous products!


Have a great week! 




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GARAGE SALE!!!

Mark your calendars & plan to join us for one of the best garage sales ever!!

Saturday, September 19: 9am – 5pm 
Sunday, September 20: 10am – 4pm 
Let's show how much we care!! Entry for both Saturday & Sunday is a donation to the London Food Bank by way of non-perishable food or a $2 cash donation which will be collected at the door!

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, doo-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!!!

SGD's is once again hosting our incredibly popular customer garage sale for new and/or used scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamping products. So gather up your goodies, read the rules below, stop by the store, and purchase your boxes to receive your vendor number today! Registration to be a Vendor must be completed prior to September 14. The cost to participate is $8 per banker's box or $5 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! 

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!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Welcome Back

Happy Monday, everyone! Can you believe that the month of August is almost over? Of course, for many of you, that means getting ready for back to school. I created this kit to be used for your Back to School photos. I used the Star Student collection from Bella Blvd and this cute Chalkboard Die Cut from Silhouette. We have a wonderful collection of kits in the store right now but they go quickly. Check them out at the store or online. Here is the layout.


Have a great week!
Karen

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Simply Fall

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my next card for Wonderful Wednesday. I call this card Simply Fall. It is a one layer card. Sometimes I just love  this look. Also before we know it, the kids will be back to school and fall will be soon upon us. Love the fall. I got my inspiration from Lisa . For this card I used Branching out die from Memory Box, distress inks and Martha Stuart leaf punch. I distress some water colour paper with fire brick, wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks. I then punched out the leaf, using all 3 colours. The sentiment is from an old stamp set that I had.




Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Friday, August 21, 2015

Playing with glue and ink....


Happy Friday! Sharing with you today a little card with a technique I would like to show you next week Tuesday, August 25 at 1 PM for Technique Tuesday! No need to register, just bring a basic toolkit and $2, and I will show you how to make this. Stamps are from Penny Black and Kaiser Kraft.
                                         Hope you can make it, Anja

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Beautiful Floral Cards by Judy!!

We are sharing a few of Judy's beautiful floral cards today!!  They are outstanding as usual!! LOVE!!

 
    Details:  Neenah cardstock
                  MemoryBox Large Iceland Poppy die  POP-1182
                  MemoryBox Small Iceland Poppy die  POP-1176
                  MirriBoard (Gold)
                  BestWishes sentiment is by Penny Black “Wishes” Die Set 51-036

 Details: PhotoFrame Embossing folder by Darice
               Rowof Poppies die by Mbox  99-137
               … you mean the world …. Sentiment is from Penny Black “Heartfelt”stamp set


 Details: PhotoFrame Embossing Folder by Darice
               MasonJar Die by Penny Black  51-142
               “Surprise”sentiment stamp is from Penny Black “Heartfelt” Stamp Set


Details: Rowof Poppies die by Mbox 99-137
               PhotoFrame Emb Folder by Darice
               Judy used copic markers to colour her poppies.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

More from the Blazing Poppies Collection


Hello, Vicki here!

I wanted to share another card that I created using items from the Blazing Poppies Collection.

The Paper Pad is absolutely scrumptious for cutting apart and using different ways in projects,

For this card, I used:


I am LOVING the Heartfelt creations Products! So fun and easy to use!

Happy Stamping!

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Derwent Inktense Birthday Card Class


Happy Tuesday!!  
I LOVED this little mouse!! It is a new stamp from Whipper Snapper! (It is so cute I think it may be on back order!)  I am offering a Derwent Inktense colouring night where we will make this card! I hope you can join me....Thursday, August 27 @ 6:30pm!! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Silhouette 101

Good morning! I hope you have all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Here at SGD, we have been thinking of our upcoming classes for September. We will be offering the three classes on using the Silhouette Cameo starting with Silhouette 101 in September. We will then rotate the classes each month with Silhouette 102 being offered in October and so on.

Silhouette 101 is an Introductory Class. Karen will be showing you how to:

  • set up your machine
  • purchase images from the Silhouette Store
  • set up folders for your images
  • organize your Library
  • manipulate the images by rotating, copying, resizing, etc.
  • use the Text Tool
  • adapt the text by using the Offset Tool
  • draw your own designs
  • work with shapes
Hope you can join me on September 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Silhouette 101

Karen

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday and Enjoy

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I have seen this card on Pinterest and thought I would like to try and make it.  I really like the look of this card and it wasn't to difficult. The designer paper is from BoBunny's Garden Journal Collection and the stamp set is a Penny Black called Enjoy.









Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, August 15, 2015

My Favorite Things Puppy Love


Andrea here popping in to share a card I made using MFT's Woof You stamp set. I coloured up this cute image with my copic markers and added some matching bone paper. I love it! Hope you do to!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, August 14, 2015

Inkagold!


Happy Friday! I have been wanting to play with my Viva inka gold pastes for a while, they are patiently waiting at my desk and today is the day! It is no surprise that I picked pink and green with a flower stamp from Kaiser Kraft, this set is called Fly Free. I started with a piece of white Neenah cardstock and used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on the biggest half of this piece, carefully I rubbed some Yellow green inka gold over it and buffed it up with a paper towel for a nice shine. The flower is stamped with black Versafine and I put a little tiny bit of Magenta inkagold on my craft mat, sprayed some water on it to make a little paint. That's how I painted the flowers, I also buffed them up after they were dry. Some twine and ice gold Viva decor dots in the center of the flowers, a black mat and a pink card base to finish the card. I like to have some cards in my box with no sentiment, so that when I need a card and don't have one with the right sentiment, I can quickly adjust one. That is much better than trying to come up with a card in a hurry, lol!
                                                       Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Who wants to see what Scrappin' Sheila has been up to?!?!?!

Today we are featuring our very own Scrappin Sheila and her amazing talent. 


I just love this layout! 




Don't forget to check out our 12 hour sale!!! Make sure to check back every so often my Sheila loves to add more products! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SGD Customer Garage Sale!!!

Mark your calendars & plan to join us for one of the best garage sales ever!!

Saturday, September 19: 9am – 5pm 
Sunday, September 20: 10am – 4pm 
 
Let's show how much we care!! Entry for both Saturday & Sunday is a donation to the London Food Bank by way of non-perishable food or a $2 cash donation which will be collected at the door!

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, doo-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!!!

SGD's is once again hosting our incredibly popular customer garage sale for new and/or used scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamping products. So gather up your goodies, read the rules below, stop by the store, and purchase your boxes to receive your vendor number today! Registration to be a Vendor must be completed prior to September 14. The cost to participate is $8 per banker's box or $5 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! 

 
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!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Pretty Poppies










I had some time to finally play with my Heartfelt Creations Poppy Dies! So much fun! My Mother had requested a card for her friend, so I cracked open the shiny new packages and paper pad and went to work!




First I Stamped and Cut the Poppies and Leaves-( The leaves are from the Delightful Daisies set) I sponged yellow, orange and red onto the poppy flowers and a little avocado ink onto the leaves to give them additional dimension. I then shaped the flowers and added some seed beads to the middles using my Fabri Tac Glue! The Coordination Paper Pad has some great papers that make your projects all that much simpler to design!

Just a quick share with you! Hope you likey~
 
Products I used:




Have a wonderful Day~
Vicki

Monday, August 10, 2015

"Moments Together"

Hello, everyone! Today I wanted to show you a layout that I have created for a Heritage Class in September. I used some papers from Couture Creations, the Vintage Rose Collection. In this class we will be using a Tim Holtz Stencil, as well as these Sizzix Thinlits. We will also be doing some wet embossing using the Lindy's Magic Moon Pearls Embossing Powder and a stamp from this Penny Black set. Here is a photo of some of the products used in the layout:


Here is the layout:


The colours are a soft green and off white. The photo doesn't really illustrate the beautiful colours. Watch for the September Calendar to see the date for the class.

Karen

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bird Crazy Art Journal

Good Morning Everyone.

Want to share with you my Art Journal page that Lori and I will be teaching on Aug 21. I love this stamp set from Tim Holtz called Crazy Birds, I wanted to use it in my art journal. The easiest way I found to colour these crazy birds was by using Tim Holtz distress inks and sponge daubers. I made the background with Dyan Reavley  paints, embossing paste, stencils and Tim Holtz Scribble and Splat die.












Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Kim

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Smacking acetate technique

Happy Friday! Some fun time was spend in my craft room.....I had a new Penny Black stamp set and pulled out some Tim Holtz distress paints and acetate. You might know by now, that I love pink and flowers a lot.
Smacking acetate is the technique I used for this card and I will be sharing it with you this upcoming Technique Tuesday, August 11 at 1 PM. No need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $2.
It is always fun to teach Technique Tuesday and I love it that you all come out and join me in the fun! You are all greatly appreciated!!                 
Hope to see you again, till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Capture Life #HSCaptureLife


My heart broke reading Heidi Swapp's blog post concerning the lost of her son. Crafting and being creative does heal. And in the next chapter of her life she is encouraging all of us to document those moments. 

Take a look at this video which describes how she will capture life. 30 DAYS. 30 PROMPTS. 30 REASONS. 


I was late reading my blog post to start on the first day. So below I have captured some of these great prompts to get us going. 





Here are some products you will find helpful on this journey.




















Don't forget our amazing 12 hour sales and the Paper Blow Out



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Do we have the best sales? Why yes we do!!!!

Wow!! Savings of 30 & 40%!!
Incredible savings happening right now!!
Visit our 12 Hour Special for savings of 30% on fabulous products. Like this great Stamp by Deep Red:
 
http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Deep-Red-Stamps-Random-Outbursts-Cling-Rubber-Stamp-3X505221-12hr.html
 
Then visit our new, Paper Blow Out section and save 40% on gorgeous designer papers!! Calling all Paper Hoarders!! There is Bella Blvd, Graphic 45, MME, Simple Stories....and more!!
 

 Available only while supplies last! Sold on a first come basis. Shop online or here at our beautiful 3400 sqft store! 
 
 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Poppies & Morning Glories!



Happy Tuesday!!  Today I am sharing two lovely stamped images by Stacy Stamps, coloured with Distress Ink Markers.  You can also use Distress Ink Pads to get the same effect!  I will be offering this as a class this month, just need to confirm the date!
 

Enjoy your day!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Aargh Matey"

Good morning, everyone! Today I wanted to show you a 12 x 12 Layout that I created using the patterned papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad Pirate's Life by Echo Park. I also used some of the stickers from the 12 x 12 Element Stickers sheet. I used my Silhouette to create the circles and the title, did a bit of doodling and added a few embellishments. Here is my simple but colourful layout!


I love the 6 x 6 paper pads because they are so versatile. This paper pad has been used for a Project Life layout, the layout above and I have enough paper left over to do another Project Life layout for my grandson, as well. So, don't just think of the 6 x 6 pads to be used for card-making only.

Karen

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Three Crazy Birds! So Rad!

Last weekend at the 12 hour crop I had the chance to sit and craft! I got a few craft projects done. Here are two that I created. 

First up is my Pop up box with the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Cling Rubber Stamp Stamp Set
And even more excited to have the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bird Crazy Thinlits Die Set currently on pre order! 
Trust me you are going to need  love them. :) 


** box inspiration is from crazy birds and coffee By Carol Wenker and box instructions from Splitcoaststampers.




I am pretty thrilled with my double layout with the same collection. 




Hope you are enjoying this beautiful long weekend! 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

How to make a modern holiday ornament card- with Spellbinders!



Check out one of the newest Spellbinders die in action!
Click here to see the die at SGD
(because of course we had to get it!)

I just love the pattern of the ornaments and all that gold detailing- swoon!!


I hope you found this video inspiring!
Cheers, Andrea