Thursday, March 31, 2016

SGD Customer Garage Sale!!!!

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

Saturday, April 16:  9am – 5pm  &  Sunday, April 17:  10am – 4pm 

Let's show how much we care!!  SHOPPERS attending our Garage Sale .... Entry for both Saturday & Sunday is a donation to the London Food Bank by way of non-parishable food or a $2 cash donation which will be collected at the door.  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!!!  To be fair to all Vendors & fellow-shoppers, there is to be no hoarding of items.  Only take items from the boxes that you are truly interested in.  

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, March 30, 2016

SAVE ON TOOLS!!!!

It's Tool Time at SGD!! 

Save 15% on dies, embossing folders & more! 

Visit our Tool Gallery & Memory Box Gallery to take advantage of 15% savings on hundreds of fabulous products! Applies to regular priced products featured in our Tool Gallery & Memory Box Gallery. Excludes sale items, pre-orders, orders already placed, large machines such as Big Shot and special orders. Savings are automatic; no coupon necessary. 

Ends Friday, April 1 at midnight. And don't forget, on-line shoppers are welcome to enjoy our unique Shop & Ship option where you can shop for 7 days & save on shipping.

Monday, March 28, 2016

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY!!!

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 March 29, our talented "Diva Michelle", will be showing us how to make box cards - if you have one, please bring a scor board.  We always have so much fun & would love for you to join us!!  Scent-free:  due to allergies by some staff and customers, we ask that you please be mindful of strong scents and perfumes.  Thank you!!

Tuesday, March 29 starting at 1pm - All levels of crafters welcome!


New Kit "My Guys"

Good morning, everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoyed some great family time. I created this new kit for the store which I called "My Guys". I got some great photos this weekend of the "guys" in my life from almost 3 years old up to 60+ years so I can't wait to get them developed and put in my album.

I used a mix of papers from October Afternoon, Dear Lizzy, and Echo Park "A Pirate's Life". I wanted the layout to have a masculine feel. I like going around the store to try to mix papers from different collections to match the theme of my layout. As I have said before, don't be afraid to incorporate other collections into one layout. It is all about getting the papers that you want either to create a theme or to match the colours in your photos.

Hope you like the kit and remember to "hop" over to our store (on foot or online) to see what we have in the kits. We add new kits every week.


Have a great week and remember to check out the new kits that we have in store and the wonderful new papers, stamps and dies. We have been busy stocking the shelves with all the new product.

Karen

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Faux Tin Tiles- A Fun tutorial!


Michelle and I watched this AMAZING tutorial by Dina Kowal for Splitcoaststampers

which is the best source for inspiration and tutorials!
You need tinfoil, cardboard, glue, paint and embossing folders

And we were inspired to make some of our own faux tin tiles

Here are mine:


I hope this tutorial inspires you to make some tiles as well!

Happy Crafting!

Andrea

Friday, March 25, 2016

Hero Arts FLowers


Happy Friday! I missed the last 2 weeks of blogging on Friday, we went on a trip last minute to see my family! So I have not touched any stamps in more than 2 weeks......I think I lost my creative MOJO.....
Today I created this card to share, it's with the set from HERO ARTS. I started with a piece of watercolour paper and pulled out my distress inks and waterbrush. The colours of ink I used: dusty concord, scattered straw, spiced marmelade, worn lipstick, peeled paint and Versafine black.
I stamped the first layer of the flowers after I stamped off once and blended the ink with my waterbrush, after it dried, I stamped the second and third layer. The leaves are stamped by blocking off the flower and blend out again with the waterbrush.  I added some dots and the sentiment in black versafine, some bling and some dusty concord around the corners.
                                           Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Kits by our Scrappin' Divas!

Let us help you get your photos into your scrapbooks the easy way with our amazing Diva-Made Kits!! Check back often new kits are added weekly! Limited number available; once sold out they are gone. 




Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Twelve Hour Crop!!!!

Looking to get your scrapbooking and card-making done ... Join us for twelve hours of crafting fun!!  Bring your projects and craft the day away in our spacious cropping area equipped with punches, machines and dies.  Yummy snacks, bottles of water and door prizes!!  Each cropper will enjoy a 15% in-store discount throughout the day.  A fabulous way to get your projects done in a setting that is 100% geared with the crafter in mind.  Registration and payment in advance is required to reserve your spot for this popular event.

Saturday, April 2:  9am - 9pm    

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PRE-ORDERS!!

Pre-orders are products that have not yet arrived in our store. We are now accepting pre-orders for the following listed products. Once inventory arrives, your pre-order will receive priority processing. Each pre-order (company) has a different date of arrival. Each pre-order for each different company (collection) must be on a separate order. Do not include other products with your pre-order unless you would like to wait for your pre-orders to arrive in stock. Thanks!  Please Note: 95% of our inventory comes from the US.  Due to the low Canadian dollar, some items being offered for pre-order will not be stocked as regular in-store items after pre-order deadlines.  We encourage you to take advantage of pre-order savings. All of our prices are in Canadian funds - there are no hidden exchange rates, duty or brokerage fees :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Remember

Good morning, everyone! What a beautiful but cold sunny morning it is here today! I wanted to share with you a Kit that I made for the store called "Remember". I  used a combination of papers including this Lattice pattern from Kaisercraft's "Coastal Escape" collection. Watch the web to see the kits that are available. We add new kits every week. Oh, and check out all the new paper collections that Sheila has brought in to the store: G45, Echo Park, Carta Bella, and the list goes on.


Have a great week!
Karen

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Starburst Baby Card

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday.  I have wanted to make this type of card for sometime. I got the instructions from Sharon on pinterest, if you go  here it will give you the instructions. This would be a great technique to use up those scraps of paper that keep piling up. I am using paper from Carta Bella " It's a girl". This is a one of their new line.





Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Technique Tuesday


Come join us at 1pm on Technique Tuesday to make this sweet card
Please bring a colouring medium (copics, pencils, etc) and some adhesive

Oh and bring your twoonie!

See you there!
Andrea

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Capture Memories

Sharing an older layout I created of my parents.
Remember to capture those memories. A picture can speak a thousand words. 



Sheila has a lot of great deals to help you scarpbook those memories. 


Save $5 for Every $25!  You read that right ladies .. Save $5 on every $25 spent!  A savings of 20%!  Savings are automatic - no coupons necessary!!  Two Days Only!  *For every $25+ (before taxes) spent, you will save $5!  Spend $50; save $10 ... spend $100; save $20 ... spend $150; save $30 ...and on & on ... !  *Applies to regular priced products. Excluded: crops, classes, pre-orders, diva-made kits, clearance, special orders, orders already placed & large machines such as Silhouette.  ​​This promotion cannot be combined with any other discounts/ coupons.  Ends Friday, March 18 at midnight
On-line shoppers are welcome to enjoy our unique Shop & Ship option where you can shop for 7 days & save on shipping! 
Pre-order Opportunities!  Save 15 - 25% on hundreds of up & coming new products!  Click here for available pre-orders & enjoy a generous discount!!  Check back often for updates & get your pre-orders submitted before the stated deadline date.
Ten Daily Sale Items!  Everyday, at approximately 10am, Scrappin' Great Deals offers ten fabulous products at crazy prices!!  Items are available only while supplies last.  Check back every day around 10am ... you just never know what will be on sale!!   Have fun!! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Angel

It is with tremendous sadness that we pass on this news, our diva Dani's beloved mom has become an angel.  Many of you knew of her courageous journey with cancer, and have kept her in your thoughts and prayers.  Dani is so very thankful for everything you all have done for her, her mom and her family. xo

Our retail store will be closed on Wednesday, March 16th for the funeral.  Details of the visitations and funeral can be found following the link. Thank you for your understanding. 
http://elliottmadill.com/tribute/details/69/Val-DeBie/obituary.html#tribute-start

Monday, March 14, 2016

Scrappin Monday

Good morning, everyone! Today, I wanted to share with you a layout that we will be doing for Scrappin Monday on March 21. Drop in anytime between 11 - 3 and complete this layout for $10.00. Kits will also be available.


Have a great week!
Karen

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Technique Tuesday and Wonderful Wednesday cards

Andrea here to share this upcoming week's cards!


This sad kitty will be our Technique Tuesday card. 
You will be learning the polished stone technique
as well as playing with one of Tim Holtz's hot new stamps!


On Wednesday we will be using lots of MFT!
First some Wonky stitched ovals
And then the Mon Cheri stamp set!

Oh La La we are going to have fun!

Come join us at 1pm with your basic tool kit!
Tuesday is $2 and Wed is $4
What a deal!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, March 11, 2016

Copic Card Classes

Our Copic Guru, Diva Michelle, has some super cute card
classes for us!!!


Baby Boy Card
Join our amazing "Diva Michelle" for an adorable card-making class using Copic Markers! You will be making this adorable card with focus being on mastering your Copic markers. Students should have a basic understanding of how Copic Markers work before taking this class.
Make the day of it and join us for Technique Tuesday at 1pm!
Students are asked to bring: fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (including pop-ups) and your Copic Markers. Copic Markers used for this Baby Boy Card class are: YR: 14, 15, 23, 24; Y: 11, 13, 15; YG: 01, 03, 41, 45; E: 18, 19, 22, 23, 41, 43, 44, 51, 57, 59. Should you not have all of the markers being used, you are welcome to substitute or there will be a class set available for sharing. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during Michelle's class.
Tuesday, March 15: 11am - 12

Baby Girl Card
Join our amazing "Diva Michelle" for an adorable card-making class using Copic Markers! You will be making this adorable card with focus being on mastering your Copic markers. Students should have a basic understanding of how Copic Markers work before taking this class.
Make the day of it and join us for Technique Tuesday at 1pm!
Students are asked to bring: fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (including pop-ups) and your Copic Markers.  Colours used for this Baby Girl card are:  R: 00, 01, 02, 20, 21, 22;  Y: 11, 13, 15; YR: 23, 24; YG: 61, 63, 93; E: 18, 19, 21, 33, 41,43, 44, 51, 57, 59.  Should you not have all of the markers being used, you are welcome to substitute or there will be a class set available for sharing. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during Michelle's class.
Tuesday, March 22: 11am - 12

Michelle is also offering one class where you can make both cards!  
"Baby Boy & Girl" Copic Card Class with "Diva Michelle"! Wednesday, March 16 at 6pm

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Watercolouring with distress inks!!!


Can you believe all three of these stunning cards were created with one stamp set!?!!  Lori will show you how to watercolour with the most amazing distress inks ever .. by Tim Holtz!   That's right, you can use your ink pads or distress markers to achieve incredible results!  Lori's background in art truly shines in everything she does! This class is ideal for all levels of crafters, from beginner to advanced!  

Students are asked to bring the following to class with them:  water brush, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (including foam pop-ups).  If you have one, please bring your Craft Mat along with the following distress inks by Tim Holtz (can be ink pads or markers):  Pumice Stone, Concord Grape, Stormy Skies, Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Saphire, Brushed Cordoroy, Tumbled Glass.  If you do not have all of the colours, some will be on hand for students to share.  Students will receive a 15% in-store discount during Lori's class. 

Saturday, March 12:  1 - 4pm   



Monday, March 7, 2016

March Calendar Class

Hello, everyone. It is beginning to feel like spring here in Southwestern Ontario. For this month's Calendar Class, I chose the American Crafts line "Shimelle Starshine". It is a very versatile line with lots of colours and designs to choose from. Since March is always a difficult time to know about our weather here, I find choosing the right papers a bit more frustrating than usual. I thought the colours that I chose could be used for St. Patrick's Day photos, March Break photos or Easter photos. We will be doing some stenciling in the class and using some inks and the Wink of Stella Clear pen.

The class will be held on Sunday, March 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 and kits are also available.


Have a great week!

Karen

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Art Journal Bliss


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my Art Journal pages that I did this week. Lori taught our Art Journal class last Friday so I wanted to do these pages in my Art Journal. I also wanted to use the Art Tissue paper. I did this page by memory, so it is a little different from Lori's but that is what is so great doing Art Journaling. No one other than your self sees the original so other people do not know what the page looks like.  If you looked at all the students pages who did the class, they were are all different and they were amazing. I loved trying out the Art tissue paper.  I also used  distress inks and stencils. I had so much fun creating these pages and I know our students did too.











If you would like to try Art Journaling please join Lori and I on April 1 at 6:30. You can register here.
We will be playing with the Gelli plates, W will be making our own back ground papers. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, March 5, 2016

35% off sale still on!


Wow!  Save 35% on featured products below!!  

Available only while supplies last (sorry, no backorders)  Keep checking back for updates, as we will continue to add items to this promotion!  Items will be sold on a first come basis both online & here at our beautiful store! Shop often for the best deals!!  And remember, online shoppers are welcome to take advantage of our unique "Shop & Ship" option where you can shop for 7 days and save on shipping!!  Have fun ladies!!  


New items have been added!

Don't forget discount will be shown after item is added to your cart.

Friday, March 4, 2016

It's your day!


Happy Friday! Today I am happy to share this card with you for the next Wonderful Wednesday, March 9 at 1 PM.
Some designer paper, pink, green, blue and a beautiful die from Creative Expressions!
Hope you can join me, no need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $4 and we will have fun!
                      Till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Beautiful Dreamer

BoBunny is in the house! Beautiful Dreamer collection! Take a look at this great collection! 




Current Promotions
12 Hour special

On-line shoppers are welcome to enjoy our unique Shop & Ship option where you can shop for 7 days & save on shipping! 

12 Hour special
Wow!  Save 35% on featured products below!!  Available only while supplies last (sorry, no backorders)  Keep checking back for updates, as we will continue to add items to this promotion until February 27 at midnight!  Items will be sold on a first come basis both online & here at our beautiful store! Shop often for the best deals!!  And remember, online shoppers are welcome to take advantage of our unique "Shop & Ship" option where you can shop for 7 days and save on shipping!!  Have fun ladies!!  
Pre-order Opportunities!  Save 15 - 25% on hundreds of up & coming new products!  Click here for available pre-orders & enjoy a generous discount!!  Check back often for updates & get your pre-orders submitted before the stated deadline date.
Ten Daily Sale Items!  Everyday, at approximately 10am, Scrappin' Great Deals offers ten fabulous products at crazy prices!!  Items are available only while supplies last.  Check back every day around 10am ... you just never know what will be on sale!!   Have fun!! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Crazy Bird Mixed Media Wall Art Class!!!

Who can resist these fabulous crazy birds?!! Join our mixed media expert, "Diva Lori", for a journey into the world of mixed media art! You will be working with a wide variety of art mediums to create this adorable Crazy Bird Wall Art! Your finished project measures approx. 6"x12" and is ideal for displaying in your home or office. Perfect for gift-giving too! This workshop is ideal for anyone looking to learn more about mixed media art, from beginner to advance!

Students are asked to bring the following to class with them: Craft Mat, Palette Knife (or old credit card), four 1" foam brushes, 1-2 Blending Tools. Also, if you have them, please bring the following Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads with you: Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch, Fossilized Amber. If you do not have all of the ink pads listed, some will be available for sharing. All other materials and paints will be provided for you. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during Lori's workshop.

Sunday, March 13: 11am - 3pm (wear old clothing or bring an apron)


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Zentangle with Lorraine Thomson!!

SGD is thrilled to welcome Lorraine Thomson, a Certified Zentangle® Teacher.  Lorraine has learned the process during an intensive course in Providence, Rhode Island, taught by the founders of Zentangle ®, Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts and Maria’s daughter Molly Hollibaugh.

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to create beautiful non-representational, interesting images by drawing structured patterns one stroke at a time. It was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas in 2003 as a way for anyone to access their creativity and as a type of visual meditation and practice. They believe “life is an art form and the Zentangle® Method is an elegant metaphor for a deliberate artistry of life.” You don’t even need to know how to draw to do it! Anyone can do a Zentangle® as it is taught one step at a time. Children, seniors, artists and non-artists alike can do it. You will learn several individual tangle patterns using official Zentangle products



Get into the Zen with Lorraine and one of the fastest growing art-forms, Zentangle! This is a beginner-level course. Course fee includes Zentangle mini-kit and all other materials needed. You may wish to bring along a notebook for taking notes. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during Lorraine's course. Make the day of it and join Lorraine for "Black Zendalas" workshop in the afternoon

Zentangle - Black Zendalas Workshop with Lorraine Thomson! Saturday, March 5 at 1pm
In this class the student will learn to do a Zendala - using the Zentangle method in the round, to create beautiful tangle patterns on black coloured paper tiles that can be quite dramatic. Using white charcoal or coloured pencil to shade is in the reverse of how we usually create Zentangle tiles. Prior knowledge of Zentangle from the Intro class by me or another Certified Zentangle teacher is very helpful. Supplies will be provided but also bring your Intro. mini-kit. 

Get into the Zen with Lorraine and one of the fastest growing art-forms, Zentangle! Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during Lorraine's course. If you have never taken a Zentangle workshop before, make the day of it and join Lorraine for her 101 workshop in the morning!

  Please note: If you sign up for both morning & afternoon classes, a $5 discount will be offered