Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
On Sept 27 our talented, "Diva Michelle", will be showing us how to create this gorgeous card, featuring CottageCutz Deer Doily Die! We always have so much fun & would love for you to join us!! Reminder to please bring your scissors and adhesives (including pop-ups) with you. 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, September 27 starting at 1pm - All levels of crafters welcome!
Monday, September 26, 2016
Feeling like you'll never get to your scrapbooking again? We know how busy life can get ... take some time for your hobby and get your layouts done! Once a month, on a Monday, our Divas will be hosting "Scrappin' Monday". This is a drop-in based class - stop in anytime between 11am - 3pm and they will help you create the above featured layout! You can bring your photos with you, or add them in afterwards!
Bonus .... you are welcome to stay and crop for the rest of the day (we close at 5pm), at no additional charge! Our Divas will help get your mojo going, then if you like, you can keep on craftin' in our spacious cropping station! You are asked to bring your basic tool kit including: paper trimmer, scissors & adhesives. All other materials will be provided for you!! Registration is appreciated, but not necessary. Drop in anytime between 11 & 3 and be ready to scrapbook!!
Monday, September 26 - Drop In Style - Between 11am & 3pm - Registration appreciated, but not necessary - Hope to see you then!!
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Good Morning Everyone,
Like to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I will teach you how to do this fold on this card. I am using designer paper from Paper House called Autumn Woods. Love the colours in this paper. The leaves are cut from a Prima die. The sentiment is from Penny Black Collection called Special Thoughts.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
This is card-making, your way - the easy way! Most everything will be pre-cut and ready for you! Students are asked to bring their paper trimmers, scissors, liquid adhesive (such as Tombow), 3D pop-ups (such as 3L), 1/4" Scor Tape. All other materials will be provided for you! Each participant will receive a generous 20% in-store discount during each session! PLUS ... each student will receive a 6x6 paper pad & a bonus mini stamp!!
Monday, September 19, 2016
Today I wanted to share with you the layout that we will be doing in the October Calendar Class (see our website for the date). As you know, I like to use papers that weren't necessarily meant for the theme that I am working on. For this layout, I used the Bo Bunny "Take a Hike" Collection. The colours are perfect for a Fall layout as well as a Camping layout.
I used the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons "Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain" on some T.H. Distress Woodgrain Cardstock and then used the Memory Box "Tree Triptych" to add to the Journal Card on the left of the layout. I also added a few branches to the right side of the page.
Hope you have a great week!
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Good Morning Everyone,
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Thanks for stopping by :)
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Join our talented, mother/daughter duo, "Trish & Becky", for this exotic Safari Mini Album! Whether you are new to the art of album-making or a seasoned pro, this class is for you! This mini album measures: 6" wide x 6" tall x .75" thick and features fold-outs, pull-outs, hidden pockets & more! Ideal for gift-giving or for showcasing your travel memories. You have to see this to believe it!! This treasure is now available to view in person at SGD.
Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including: a paper trimmer, Craft Mat, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (Tombow, 3D Foam, and Scor Tape), Ink Blending Tool, brown ink pad, Glossy Accents. You may also wish to bring baby wipes with you. Students attending this workshop should note that some materials may vary slightly due to availability of product, however, everything will co-ordinate beautifully together. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the workshop.
Wednesday, September 21: 6 - 9pm (Ideal for beginners to advance level crafters)
Monday, September 12, 2016
However, sometimes you may have to go to papers from two or three designers or collections (which is something that I love to do) and it becomes more difficult to put them all together. In the photo of the Back to School Kit, you will notice that I have used three different prints. In scrapbook design, it is always best to work in odd numbers: 3, 5, etc. Although I chose these three papers from the same collection Photo Play's "Mad 4 Plaid", some might ask how I ever put these three papers together.
First, I selected the Navy Plaid ( as I have mentioned before, I have a thing about using navy in anything related to Back to School themes). This is my dominant paper. It is also a large scale print with high contrast. So the next paper that I needed was something less dominant with a smaller scale and I also wanted to introduce some more colour. I chose the multi-coloured plaid because of the number of colours that I could draw from but also because it had less-defined lines which helped to mute the pattern and prevent it from fighting with the dominant paper. Lastly, I chose the green paper to act as a neutral. The lines are hardly defined so it blends in with the other papers but still adds some more colour.
So that is how I go about selecting papers for my layouts. I think of Scale, Contrast, Pattern, Colour, etc. I hope that helps when you are looking for papers for your layouts.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
I'm so excited that Karen Ellis from Art House Studio is going to be teaching a class at SGD. She will be showing us how to use the Gel Plate to make our own papers. With these papers we will be making a beautiful wall art. I make my backgrounds with the Gel Plate but have not tried to use them on a canvas. I will be taking this class for sure. When I saw the project I thought oh wow not sure if I could do it but Karen said that anyone can do it.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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, do-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 October 18 and all vendor spaces/numbers are sold on a first-come basis. The cost to participate is $8 per letter-sized banker's box or $5 per space if you are using your own LETTER-SIZED BANKER’s box (to be fair to all Vendors, random sized boxes are not allowed). A total of 130 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!
How it works .... As a registered Vendor, you will be assigned a vendor number and are responsible to label each item clearly with your vendor number and item price. You set your own pricing. It is the Vendor's responsibility to ensure each sticker (with price/vendor #) is securely adhered to each item. Remember, a lot of people may handle your item, so make sure your Vendor #'s and pricing stickers are secure. You also have the option of choosing a Sunday discount of 25% or 50% off of the items remaining in your boxes. We will not disclose until Sunday morning which vendors have chosen this option - this is a fabulous way to seriously empty your boxes!!
You may sell paper crafting supplies that are related to scrapbooking, card-making and stamping. Examples are cutting tools, working punches, stamps, cardstock, patterned papers, paper packs, embellishments, ribbons, scrapbooking idea books, flowers, storage, etc. With the exception of Copic Markers (which are refillable), no markers, pens, or ink pads are allowed unless they are still in their factory-sealed packaging. No individual sheets of paper are to be sold. All loose paper should be grouped together in packages of min. 10 sheets. They must be in closed plastic bags or similar packaging. Papers that have matching embellishments in the same lot, can be packaged as a kit in a plastic bag and do not have to meet the minimum of 10 sheets. Extra large clear bags can be purchased at the Dollar Store.
One large item that will not fit in a box (ie: storage unit, crop bag) per person will be allowed. If you have more than one large item, an additional charge of $2/large item will apply.
Boxes may be dropped off at SGD's beginning Monday, October 17 at 10am until Friday, October 21 at 3pm. We do not have space to store boxes prior to this date, and we need all boxes handed in by 3pm on Friday in order to set up.
As a Vendor, you do not have to be present on the days of the sale. SGD's will fully staff the sale and track your proceeds for you! You will receive a Scrappin’ Great Deals store gift card for the full dollar amount of your items sold. No cash will be given. You may pick up your Scrappin’ Great Deals store gift card, and your boxes containing any unsold garage sale items, anytime AFTER 12 noon on Monday, October 24. Your gift cards will be ready by 12 noon as we will need time to calculate and activate gift cards. Any items not picked up by closing on Monday, October 31, 2016, will become the property of Scrappin’ Great Deals and will be donated to a charity of our choice. Scrappin’ Great Deals is not responsible for any lost, stolen, misplaced, or damaged items due to disaster or theft. No refunds will be given for anyone that signs up for the garage sale but fails to bring in their items.
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!!
Monday, September 5, 2016
So, as you can see from the photos above, the Divas at SGD have been busy creating kits to help you in your card-making or scrapbooking. If you are interested in ordering any of the kits online, go to our Home Page and select Kits by our Divas to learn a bit more about the kits.
Have a great week!
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Want to share with you my card for this up coming Technique Tuesday. I got this technique from Jennifer McQuire. We all have embossing folders that have been sitting for a while. I really haven't touched mine since the dies have come out. I used the new Deer in Forest Embossing Folder from Darcie but you can use any embossing folder that you have. The back ground is made by using 2 different colour distress inks and I then used some perfect purls over the distress inks to get that metallic look. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Holiday dies.