Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stamps & Copics!!!! On Sale Today!!

Enjoy savings of 20% on Stamps & Copic Markers!!

Our selection is incredible!!

Plus, a special treat for our online shoppers ... Purchases of $40+ (before taxes) will receive FREE shipping!! This includes new items!! (Free shipping offer applies to Canadian & US orders only. Pre-orders are excluded).
To redeem your free shipping coupon, enter the code SCRAPPIN (all cap's) as you proceed through check-out.

Hurry, these special offers end today, Thursday, February 28 @ midnight.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mixed Media & Art Journalling!!!

Are you ready to jump in to the exciting world of mixed media & art journalling??!!

Join Kim and I once a month as we experiment with inks, paints, stencils & masks, textures, stamps and so on!!  We are so excited about this endeavour!!! 

Our first class is on Saturday, March 16, 2012 at 6:30pm!!

Here is a page from my journal that I started yesterday:

I used 3 shades of Dylusion Inks, a Studio Calico Mister Hueys Bubble Mask and to finish off a little table salt - yes, salt!  That is what the lovely little dots are from, they absorb the ink!  Too cool! I will post it again when I am finished the page, but I was just too happy with it not to share now!!  

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Two Amazingly Unique Card Classes coming up!!!

We are so excited to welcome Kelley Grace back to SGDs!! Kelley's knowledge of products and techniques will amaze you!! Join us this Saturday, March 2nd! Make the day of it, and join Kelley for both the Step Card Class in the morning and the Quilted Card Class in the afternoon! Door prizes at each class! Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during Kelley's workshops. (NOTE: The pictures here do NOT do the cards justice!  They are truly stunning in person!!!)

Stepped Up Cards - at 11am - $30.00 plus taxes

These inner step cards are truly dimensional & really awesome! Create your own cityscape complete with a stylish, vintage automobile and embellish your buildings with Viva Decor dimensional pens. The second inner step card you will complete is a pleasing combo of vines and flowers, perfect for any occasion! You'll learn how to roll your own blooms & colour lovely, flowering vines with a metallic finish! An Action Wobble attached to one of the flowers adds a touch of whimsy!

Students are asked to bring the following to class: Ruler, bone folder, scissors, pencil, exacto knife. Suggested adhesives to bring: double-sided tape, foam tape and/or glue dots). If you have them, please bring Viva Decor pens in Magic Lemon & Translucent. (all items will be available at SGDs for purchase)

Click HERE to register!!

Serendipity Quilt Cards -  at 2pm - $30.00 plus taxes

Shimmer Sheetz are so versatile & fun to use! You will be amazed at how many different looks you can achieve by altering Shimmer Sheetz with textures and inks. After creating several altered sheets you will complete 2 stunning cards by arranging altered pieces into a pleasing quilt pattern. These quilts will be embellished with Peels & one with glitter. Warning! These cards are very addictive to make!! 

Students are asked to bring the following to class: sanding block, scissors, tweezers, exacto knife, Tim Holtz handle with felts, paper trimmer, adhesives to assemble cards. Also bring any StazOn Ink, any Alcohol inks & blending solution that you may have (all items will be available at SGDs for purchase).

Click HERE to register!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Unity Heart

Hello Stampers!

I picked up some awesome new supplies at Scrappin' Great Deals last week - and have had so much fun playing with them this weekend!

I love Unity stamps in general - and the Magnuson's who own the company are sweethearts.  But this little cutie is my new fave!  I also grabbed this new Memory Box die - and I thought they went so well together.  Combined with the newest sentiments set from Paper Smooches - and we have a card!  I am also loving the Prima Engraver line.  Have you seen it yet with all it's coordinating elements?   Gorgeous!  

Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  I will give you my heart (Unity)Spiritual Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox Pigment Archival Frost White
Paper:  Prima Engraver 6x6 pad, black cardstock, brown cardstock
Ribbon:  Bo Bunny
Dies:  Astrid Circle (Memory Box)Labels, Majestic (Sizzix Framelits)
Gems:  Prima Engraver

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Colouring With SGD

Good Morning Everyone,

I want to thank everyone that came out yesterday and took part in our Colouring with SGD. I enjoyed teaching with Ranger distress reinkers. Sheila and Lori were an amazing team in teaching the Derwent Pencils. Everyone did a marvelous job colouring with them. Last but not least I want to thank Vicki Garrett for being our guest designer for the copic markers.  She is an amazing designer and teacher. Can't wait to have her again to guest teach for us. Follow her blog here

Just wanted to share with you the a couple of pictures from the day. The card  was done with the Ranger distress reinkers.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

It is a COLOURING FRENZY this weekend at SGD!

This weekend SGD is having their long awaited Colouring Event! You can see these attendees are already getting inky!

I can't wait to pop on by today and peering over their shoulder to see what they are making!

For those of you who can't visit the store today and peer over shoulders there are LOTS of great colouring videos online! Here is one by Dina Kowal showing how to use a new product at SGD- Derwent Inktense Pencils!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Simple Sympathy card

   Happy Friday! If all goes well, this post will come up at the right time as I am pre posting this because I am on vacation  in Curacao! Very excited to be able to go to a sunny destination with my hubby and my sister and her husband. But I do have a quick card to share with you today, sometimes  you need a sympathy card, I like to keep them simple, and with the right products it is easy to do that. Here I have used a Hero Arts sentiment, a Martha Stewart borderpunch, Classic scallloped circle large nestabilities, Medallion 5, also from Spellbinders, Viva gold and cream and some paper from Kaiser Kraft. Till next time, Anja

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Daisy Love

Hi all! 

Jeanne here today with a card made with the CL251 Impression Obsession Clear stamp set.

I colored the image with markers and then added Nut Brown Flower Soft to the flower center.

Here is a better look at the stamp set:

Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Check out this week's sale!!!!

Pick Your Savings Event is back!!

Offer #1: Purchases of $50+ (before taxes) will receive $10 off their purchase (a savings of 20%!).

Offer #2: Purchases of $100+ (before taxes) will receive $25 off their purchase (a savings of 25%!).

This includes new items!! Over 300 items just in!! Pre-orders, classes, gift cards are excluded. This promotion starts now and ends Thursday, February 21 @ midnight. No coupon necessary - savings will automatically be calculated during check-out. Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gift of Love

Good morning every one!!  If you follow us on Facebook you know that Scrappin' Sheila and I spent 12 fantastic hours colouring last Saturday, preparing for our big Colouring Event happening this coming weekend!  Scrappin' Great Deals is now carrying a selection of PENCIL CRAYONS!!!  We have Prismacolour sets in stock now, as well as another type - Derwent INKTENSE pencils, both individual and sets.  I have been playing with the INKTENSE for the last couple of weeks but Sheila hadn't had the opportunity until last Saturday.  I think it was LOVE!!  The Derwent pencil crayons are water soluble but are not water colour pencils - the difference is in the intensity of the pigment.  You can achieve intense colour (hence the name!) with these vs. water colour pencils. Here is the last image that I coloured that day, the new Penny Black stamp we just got in "A Gift of Love": 

I really love Penny Black's stamps, so much detail and character - a joy to colour!!!

Have a fantastic day!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Uptown Friends

Hello Stampers!

If you don't already know, I am a huge fan of the Uptown Girls stamps by Stamping Bella.  I love colouring the images, giving the cards to friends, teaching classes with the stamps ... they are so much fun.  I especially like the sentiment that came with this particular stamp!

I've coloured these girls with my Copics as usual - on X-Press It paper.

Stamp:  Uptown girls Belinda and Bernadette the Bench Buddies by Stamping Bella (image & sentiment)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black & Rich Cocoa
Paper:  Crate Paper 6x6 in pad Fourteen
Flowers & Gems:  Prima
Dies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares Small, My Favorite Things label, Memory Box Whimsical Flourish

Have a great week!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dylusions at Scrappin'Great Deals

Good Morning Everyone,

Look what's new at Scrappin'Great Deals.

These are great products to start your Art Journal with. Art Journaling is one of the new hot things happening in scrap booking. Dyan Reaveley shows you here how easy it is:

I am so excited to share with you one of my pages from my Art Journal. I have been sitting back and wishing I could do one. I decided to just do it. This is one of my projects for 2013.

This page I am showing you today is made with Dylusions ink sprays and Tim Holtz's stamps. Love these inks.

I am doing my journal like a Calender. I try and do a double page layout for each month. Easy way to journal your year. Keep you posted on how it is going. Next project, using these sprays with my scrap booking. Oh Lori.......

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I love you card using Memory Box Precious Hearts

How cute are these dies from Memory Box!! I grabbed the 'Precious Hearts' die as soon as I saw it and right away knew I wanted to pair it with my fave dies right now- MFT jumbo fishtail banner dies

Using more of my Pink Paislee Secret Crush 6x6 papers I started putting together the card I was seeing in my mind. Thankfully it turned out just the way I wanted ha ha!

My sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Salutations set. Love that this set has something for most occasions- always need a set I can keep out on my desk and can grab when making every day cards. 

What are you making this weekend?


Friday, February 15, 2013

Is it spring yet?

   Happy Friday!! Is it spring yet? In my craft room it is, lol!
Last week I made a card with this die from Cottage Cutz, daisy doily, today I want to show you another way to use it. Since Sheila has a special going on it the store, wink wink, you might just need this one!
I cut a round card, using my biggest scalloped circle, from the set Scalloped circle large. The flowers are made with the multiflower punch from Mc Gill and the bigger flower is the new Memory Box Phlox. Sentiment from Paper Smooches, stamped on a small oval and popped up. Some Viva silver pearls to finish this card off. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blog Candy Winners!!!!


Thank you for all the lovely comments you all made for our Blog Candy Give-Away!!  We enjoyed reading what your favourite "love-themed" products were!! Now for what you are waiting for......the winners!!!  

Scrappin' Sheila has 10 amazing stamps to give away today!

We randomly selected ( the following winners!!  

nestabilities classic heart die set, Marianne Designable Hearts & Roses Emboss/Die Folder, Memory Box Precious Hearts Die 


Heartfelt Creations Timeless Amour paper pack, Kaiser Sweet Nothing Paper & Echo Park Love Story or Carta Bella Paris ....ok so these are the ones I love!!! Happy Valentine's Day to all my sweethearts at the store!


Stamping Bella Blow a Kiss Jane Stamp, JustRite Wings of Love Background Stamp, Spellbinders Hearts One Media Mixage Dies... so much love <<:sigh:>>


How about the Tim Holtz Valentine Blueprints Stamp Set, Paper Smooches Bee Mine Stamp Set and Pink Paislee Secret Crush Heartbeat Paper. It is so hard to pick just three - another choice would be the Tim Holtz Valentines Words Strip Die. I am very lucky, as I am able to visit your store as well, as you are only about an hour away. Love looking at everything that you have in the store .... sometimes it is nice to be able to see the item before you purchase it.


How fun is this!! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. 3 love themed items........Memory Box Bingham Heart Die, Memory Box Cherish Border Die, Spellbinders Nested Heart Circles..... I love all of these products.
Happy Valentine's Day


Memory Box Bingham Heart Die, Nestability Scalloped Heart, Memory Box Precious Hearts
from Vallerye Barge... see you Thursday!


Debbie Nutt  February 13, 2013 at 12:13 AM
My choices for Loooove are: Penny Black Ragged Romeo rubber stamp,Stamping Bella Jane Girl Stamp Set (made with lotsa love),and AC-Crate Paper Fourteen Collection SWEETHEART PAPER.
sHaRe THE lOvE....hugs! Pass it on!

PS: I HEART Anja's comments. I agree with her totally!


Jan  February 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM
Doodlebug Design Valentine Doodle Twine, Nestabilities Classic Hearts, Tim Holtz Valentines Words Strip Die.
Happy Heart Day! 


Pat Gorgerat  February 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM
JustRite Wings of Love background stamp, Echo Park Love Story 6x6 paper pad, Memory Box Heart Ensemble die. Love blog candy!


Heather W.  February 11, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Happy Hearts to Everyone!!! My heart would be extremely happy if I were to win!! The Unity Stamps Jars of Love Stamp set , Echo Parks Love Story Collection & Pink Paislee Secret Crush Collection all scream "LOVE". Hope everyone has a happy day !!


Please send an email to Scrappin' Sheila at:,  with your mailing information or if you can pick up your stamp at the store!!  Thanks for playing along everyone!!  Now go hug someone you love!!! xo


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hey Buddy!

So who "helps" their kids make Valentines for their classmates?! I help to the point of taking over!  I figure it is not homework so it is okay, at least that is the way I rationalize it in my head!!!!!  Here are the Valentine's I made for my younger son's JK class: 

I used the Cuttlebug folder Hugs & Kisses to emboss the red cardstock, my Classic Heart Nestabilities to cut out the heart and a Paper Smooches Simply Said Sentiment to stamp "Hey Buddy" (which seemed an appropriate sentiment for a 4 year old boy to give to his friends!).  Next I cut out a lovely little scalloped envelope from a Cheery Lynn die called Scalloped Note and put the little valentine inside:

Wrapped it all up with some Doodlebug Valentine Twine and voila!!!!:

All set for Valentine's Day!!! 

REMINDERS:  Today and tomorrow everything in the store is 18% off!!!  PLUS a large selection of Christmas themed items are 30% off!!!   Check it all out here!!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Card kit coming to SGD featuring Paper Smooches!!

Andrea here to share the my new card kit coming soon to SGD!

This new kit features the super cute Paper Smooches stamp set called Cyber Cafe. I also had to use the delicious paper from Fancy pants line Country Boutique. This card kit will have enough supplies to make 3 full cards and lots of leftover bits to make more if you want! 

So keep your eyes peeled in store as once these kits are gone that's it!

Happy Crafting! Andrea

Monday, February 11, 2013

peachy Magnolia

Hello Stampers!

Here is a little Tilda I coloured last week while working on Valentine's cards!  I've been working hard on my ribbon techniques - and feeling much more comfortable with my Bow-easy (what a wonderful little tool).  I've tried to keep the colours pretty soft here, and of course my latest fave thing - a little postage stamp on the corner of the image (this one is Tim Holtz) in Distress Ink (Antique Linen).  I actually took the time to emboss my Nestabilities die this time too - which I rarely do.

Stamps:  Magnolia Tilda with Big Ice Cream
Paper:  Kaiser Craft 6 1/2" paper pad Sweet Nothings
Markers:  Copic
Die:  Cheery Lynn 
Ink:  Tim Holtz distress inks (Antique Linen & Tattered Rose)
Flowers, ribbon:  my stash
Adhesive:  3M Scotch ATG & Scotch Scrapbookers Glue
Additional:  Twinklets Diamond Dust (on roses) & Diamond Stickles (on heart)

Happy Monday!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

It is time to celebrate!!!! Lets give away some Blog Candy!!

We have over 300 LIKES on Facebook!!!  

Thank you so much for following us over there and here on our blog as well!! 

To celebrate, Scrappin' Sheila has some BLOG CANDY to give away!!! Lets play a little game shall we??? This week is Valentine's Day, and we would like you to leave a comment and name three love-themed items that we sell in the store!  (Bonus points for not having the same three items as the commenter before you!!

Leave a comment below and we will draw some winners this Thursday, February 14th!!  Have fun!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sparkling blue flowers for Wonderful Wednesday

   Happy Friday! I am prepping this post the night before, wondering if this big snow storm is gonna come or not, my kids are hoping for a snowday. In my craft room it is spring, with this lovely die from Cottage Cutz. I cut it from white paper and then I took this little jar Viva inkagold, cobalt blue and my waterbrush and I painted the flowers blue. This stuff dries so quick, you end up with a sparkling flower, sorry , hard to see in the picture. The sentiment is from Hero arts, Sheila just got those in and I am so glad she did, you can never have enough sentiments. I used a Cricut embossing folder on the back, put another scalloped circle behind the die, scored 2 lines just above the sentiment and added some Viva silver pearls. Come on out on Wednesday, February 13 at 1PM and we will make this card together, please bring your basic tool kit and a donation for the foodbank, if you can. Together we can make a difference. Have a great day, Anja

Thursday, February 7, 2013

You're So Sweet

Hi Jeanne here today with project using a new stamp/die Framelits set from Sizzix. 

Sizzix Framelits 16pk Jars Stamps & Die Set 65-8699 - Preorder Only  
Here's my card (with a sentiment not included in the set).

Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

SGDs 12 Hour Special Happening Now!!

Save up to 50% on over 60 amazing products + receive bonus charms!! We have over 60 fantastic products being offered at crazy savings of up to 50%! PLUS purchases of $20+ will receive a gorgeous metal charm! Purchases of $35+ will receive two bonus charms!! Above offers are available while supplies last (no backorders). Sale starts now and ends Thursday, February 7 @ midnight. Limit two bonus charms/customer, while supplies last. We have 80 beautiful charms to give away ... Have fun ladies!!  Click here to start shopping!!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Do you LOVE to colour?!?!

Come and COLOUR with the SGD divas!!!

Girlfriends, if you love to colour and/or want to learn more about colouring with different mediums, mark your calendars & get yourself registered for a colouring event like never before!  From beginner to advanced... Copic Markers - Derwent Pencils - Water Colouring with Reinkers!  Amazing door prizes; including sets of Copic Markers, plus each participant will receive a FREE stamp from SGDs & receive a 20% in-store discount all day long!  Seats have already started to fill; don't miss out!  Our Divas, along with guest instructor, Vicki Garrett, will be here all day to share our expertise with you!  Registration is required!!!

Beginners: You will start at 9am & move from station to station, trying your hand with Copic Markers, Derwent Pencils & Water Colouring with reinkers.  You will learn the basics at each station & be able to discover first-hand what best suits your style.

Int/Advance:  Starting at 1pm, you will move from station to station to further develop your skills with all three mediums on a more int/advance level.  You will be colouring a full image at each station, learning skills to get the most from each medium. 

Ladies, this will be an event unlike any other!!  Click here to register!!! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Magnolia Valentine

Hello Stampers!

Happy Early Valentine's Day!

Here is one of the new Magnolias.  I LOVE Magnolias.  I love colouring them - they are so fun.

Stamps:  Magnolia
Paper:  Pink Paislee Secret Crush
Markers:  Copic
Die:  Cheery Lynn Swedish Oval Doily
Ink:  Tim Holtz distress inks (Antique Linen & Tattered Rose)
Jewels:  Magnolia
Flowers, ribbon & Wood hearts:  my stash
Adhesive:  3M Scotch ATG & Scotch Scrapbookers Glue
Additional:  Twinklets Diamond Dust (on roses) & Diamond Stickles (on heart)


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Kickin' Rubber

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is the card we will be making this Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesday. We will be using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Kickin' Rubber; Antique Truck Stamp from Heartfelt Creations and Occasions Mini Stamp from Kaiser Craft. 

I love the Kickin' Rubber Bossabilities. One side is tire tracks and then you can flip it and use the boot marks. Great embossing folder for male cards.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Hello Card and a Copic Marker App!

Andrea here with today's dose of crafty inspiration. 

My goal this year is to get more comfortable going back to my 'roots' of crafting. That would be scrapbooking and cards without colouring. Now don't get me wrong- I am not leaving colouring behind! Just getting back to basics and remembering how fun it is to bang out a card in minutes. Like this one today!

I used some fun, bright and cheery paper from one of my fave companies American Crafts to make my happy card. I kept it simple by also using a matching sticker from the line. My banner is made by using amazing banner dies from MFT- love them! I added a sentiment from Paper Smooches and it was done!

Now on to the Copic Marker App I found online!

A gentleman whose wife buys copics made an App to help her keep track of what markers she owns so that she doesn't buy duplicates- not that any of us would know what that's like right? It can be used for Iphones or Smartphones. This is genius!!! As I already own all the colours...yes...pretty much...I am going to use it to keep track of my refills as I am slowly building up my collection. 

Thank you Thank you Thank you to whoever this awesome man is!

That's it for me today. Have a great week!


Friday, February 1, 2013

Just Rite Best Wishes


Happy Friday! January is finally over!! It was a long month, we have a vacation booked in February, the first time for my hubby and I to go away in the winter to a sunny destination, so February could not come fast enough for me. I am sharing a card with a lot of my favourites, lol. A stampset from Just Rite, Botanical  Swirls, 2 mini rolled roses from MFT, sorry I couldn't resist using them. Lots of different Spellbinders, you can never have enough, and you can mix them up so easily to get a different look every time. Of course some pearls, Viva gold, an MFT border, a borderpunch, the Martha Stewart fern punch and a 6x6 Kaiser paper pack, all different designs and colours that go together, so easy. I hope you can all stay warm! Happy crafting,Anja