Friday, August 26, 2016

Penny Black Sympathy card

Happy Friday! This week SGD posted a video from the Penny Black blog, and today I tried the technique shown in the video. You can watch it HERE.
I used a different Penny Black stamp, terraced lace, the birds are from Hero Arts, and the die is from Dee's Distinctively.
I used distress markers to colour on the stamp and later on, after the heat embossing, I used some distress inks with a blending tool, same as in the video.
It is a fun technique, hope you will give it a try! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The original

Today I am sharing a layout I created of my Dad. 
He suddenly passed away in March.  He was the true epitome of a family man. 
So today I am sharing a layout I created about him. For more details please visit my blog here

I love the Prima - Mini Stars Finnabair Mechanicals Metal Embellishments. 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Art Journal Workshop!!!

Join us, media-crazed Divas, Lori & Kim, as they continue to explore the world of mixed media!! This art-form is all the rave and we simply LOVE it!! Together we will play and experiment with different mediums, masks, stamps, techniques and so much more!! New techniques and media are explored every month and there is no need to worry if you missed a class, as you can start your journal at any time!! 


This Friday we will be playing with Dylusion Paints!! If you have a brayer, please bring it!  Don't forget your Art Journaling Book (suitable for mixed media). We recommend Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Art Journal. Also recommended for this workshop is a Craft Mat and baby wipes. Come prepared to get messy!! Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the workshop. Register today & discover Mixed Media for yourself!!

Friday, August 26 starting at 6:30pm 
Ideal for all levels of crafters aged 13+ (teens love to explore too!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

No Love for you Like Mine!

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 scissors, adhesives (including pop-ups) & your curiosity!!  In-store specials every Tuesday!

Monday, August 22, 2016

"LOVE" Kit

Hello, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the last few days of August. Where has the summer gone?

Today, I wanted to show you a new kit that I created using a Photo Play Collection called "like a GIRL". I love the coral and turquoise colours of the papers and thought that this kit would be nice for photos of a tween/teenage girl(s). I especially like the reference to Dr. Seuss seen in the kit.

I fussy-cut the letters for the title "LOVE" and used pop dots to give them a 3-D effect and then used Crystal Lacquer to highlight each letter. I used some Turquoise flowers from Prima and a crochet flower from our excellent Embellishment Bar at the store. Check this out as we add new items to the "Bar" often. I also added a couple of Wooden Hearts from Kaisercraft and coloured them with a Tim Holtz Distress Marker called "Abandoned Coral". I tucked a Journal Card in behind one of the photo mats and finished the kit by adding a few Enamel Dots.

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Quilt Square Die

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I made this card using the new Quilt Square Die from DP. This is just a fun die to play way. You can make so many quilt patterns with this die just by using different colour card stock and designer paper. You can't really tell by the picture but it has faux sticking around each piece that is cut out. It cut outs all the pieces and you just add them where you would like.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Win ME!!!!!!!!!

We have this amazing WRMK Crafting Tote to raffle off!! 
A retail value of $160.00!!! Pop in to the store today to buy your tickets!!! (Cash only) 
Draw will be held September 1, 2016!! 

Good luck!!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Distress markers on glossy cardstock!

Happy Friday! Summer is still going many hot days and nights! Sometimes I dare to think....there is something nice about winter, lol. But don't worry, I won't see it out loud!
My card for today is with a stamps from Penny Black, Flowercasade, stamped with Stazon on glossy cardstock.
I always forget about this technique, if you use your distress markers (or any other waterbased marker) on  glossy cardstock , it will leave you with a nice shiny result. The markers dry pretty quick, and then they are on to stay! Not much blending going on, but that makes for easy colouring.
Here are the Tim Holtz distress markers I have used ( I followed the colours on the package:
                      salty ocean
                      evergreen bough
                      wild honey
                      tumbled glass
                      squeezed lemonade
                      spiced marmelade
The sentiment is heat embossed with black, and it is from Altenew.
Some wedgewood Nuvo drops and voila, all done!
Stay tuned , as I wanna do this card with you for an upcoming Wonderful Wednesday!
                                    Till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Hi there sharing a layout I created using 

The layout itself was inspired by Creative Scrapper Sketch challenge
More details on my blog here

I love all the elements of this sticker sheet. 

but my favorite is the 

room for journaling

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

TWO Special Offers this week!!!

TWO Special Offers to enjoy!!

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Keep on Craftin' Ladies!!