Sunday, March 31, 2013

Art Journal Class # 2

Good Morning and Happy Easter Everyone,

Today I am showing my 2 pages for the next Art Journaling class. We will be using Gesso to make our backgrounds. I will be using stamps and Lori will be using stencils.
If you weren't in our first class, not a problem. You can sign up anytime. Lori and I are sharing with you different techniques and how to use different products in your art journals. We had so much fun in our last class.

It is a little difficult to see but I used the Donna Downey Poppy stamp and bird. Then I used rub ons that I had in my stash for the words.

You can register here. Hope you can join us.

Have a great day and thanks for looking.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

La La Land colouring fun

Andrea here to show you my other La La Land card I made in the month of March. This time I used 'Irish Marci' and my beloved Copics of course. 

Irish Marci was soooo much fun to colour! I am over the moon with how her hair turned out- and that was only using 3 colours!! I used E02, E08 and E18. This is my new fave combo for red hair. 

We still have a few Irish Marci's in stock but I would grab one soon to have her on hand for any Spring, St. Patrick's, Irish or Celtic inspired cards! 

Happy Easter Everyone!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bella Bouquet!

      Don't you love this bouquet of flowers?? I do, it is from Memory Box, it cuts and embosses beautifully! We used it this week for Toonie Tuesday, paired with yellow dp and a paper bow, but I had to use it with some pink, lol. Sentiment from Papersmooches and a embossing folder from Crafts Too. Till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brett and Brenda Celebrate their Anniversary

Hi! Vicki here...long time no see!!!! 
I wanted to share another perspective with the Brett and Brenda Stamp
It's not just for weddings! 

You can use it for Anniversaries, Love, Valentines and perhaps even for Engagement Cards!

I inked up the image with Memento Black Ink and coloured with my Copic Markers I showcased the image on this fabulous paper found in the Pink Paislee 6x6 Secret Crush Collection.
I created the small heart banner by cutting the hearts out from the designer paper, mounting it on foam tape and attaching it to some curled wire.
Lastly, I sponged around the image and added some Fabulous Donna Salazar  Fairy Dust Glitter in Pralines and Cream. Not only my FAVE ice cream ever, but BEAUTIFUL on Cards!

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Save 25% on Stamps & 35% on Paper!! Plus ... purchases of $20+ (before taxes) will receive a bonus Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine (available only while supplies last). Visit our incredible Stamp Gallery and Paper Gallery for hundreds of fabulous products now on sale!! Hurry, ends Thursday, March 28 @ midnight! Clearance & pre-orders are excluded. No coupons necessary! Visit our website for more details. Have fun girlfriends!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Good Morning!!! I would like to share one of my upcoming classes! Have you ever seen a project and loved it so much that you couldn't get it out of your mind?? I saw this canvas a few weeks back on a Facebook post and it stuck with me:


I kept going back to look at it, back and back!! So I decided to scraplift it and here is my result:


I am pretty thrilled with how it turned out and decided to offer it as a class.  It would make a perfect gift for a special young lady in your life!  The class is Saturday, April 6, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, and the cost is $40 plus HST.  You can click here to register online or phone the store directly at 519-473-5751! 

Have a fantastic day!!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Easter Marci Bunny

Hello Stampers!

I am so happy that Spring is finally here and Easter is just around the corner.  I've been adding some spring colours to my house - and to my crafting as well.

Ink:  Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), VersaMagic Wheat Chalk Ink (Tsukineko).
Paper:  Copic X-Press It, White cardstock, Secret Garden 6x6 pad (Graphic 45)
Copics:  Face – E50, E11, E13, E15.  Lips & Cheeks – R20  Hair – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39.  Bunny Suit – YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02.  Ears, Tummy, Feet – R0000, R000, R00, R01.  Egg – YG03, Y00, V01.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

French Country

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to show you the rest of my project I did with the French Country paper from Graphic 45. I painted the match box black and covered with the different patterns of paper. I used real chicken wire at the front of my box. To paint the chicken wire I used gesso and then used my Tim Holtz metallic distress stain to make it look rustic.

I had so much fun doing this project. It is my Grama Whittington in the picture. This is how I remember her.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Is it Spring yet???


Happy Friday!! It is Spring in my craft room, put your sunglasses on if this is too much yellow for you, lol! Love, love this new daffodil stamp from Art Kure!!!
I have used my Derwent Inktense pencils to colour it, here are the numbers 1600, 1540. 0200. 0230.
Combined with the new Spellbinders Majestic Elements, sentiment is from Just Rite, Happy Everything tag kit. And no Viva pearls were used, lol, that's a first for me. Hope you like it, have a great day, Anja

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Dies From Impression Obsession!

Hi there! Jeanne here today with a card made with a new die set from 

The paper that was used for the die cut flowers were colored with Grape Gelatos. The Cover-a-Card Damask stamp was scribbled with Gelatos ( Grape, Guava and Snow Cone). I misted and stamped. Super easy! Pretty huh?

I die cut my decorated panel with a Sizzix Framelits 6pk Labels, Majestic #2 and attached it to a card I created with by folding white cardstock and then using my Majestic Labels #2 to die cut (make sure your fold is just below the cut line)

Here's a close up of the teeny little flowers. So dang cute!

Other supplies used: CL463 Hydrangea CLEAR Set and CC081 Cover-a-Card Damask

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Our Weekend Retreat in Grand Bend!!

Join SGD's for a Scrappin' Great Weekend!! 

Nothing but laughter, fun & good times!! This retreat is all about YOU and YOUR hobby!! Just imagine ... no laundry, no kid's needing you to drive them all over town and no hubby's looking for his keys!! Just good times with girlfriends that share a passion for crafting!!

The luxurious Oakwood Inn Resort & Spa, Grand Bend, Ontario (approx. 45 minutes from our store!) The setting is beautiful and relaxing .... the meals are delicious .... the accommodations are heavenly ... We plan on having the most amazing time & would love to have you join us!! We have room for 25 crafters & spots are already selling!! Check out the details below and get yourself registered asap!!

Full Weekend Offer: Friday, May 24 @ 1pm through until Sunday, May 26 @ 3pm ... Girlfriends, we are talking FIFTY hours of scrappin' fun!!
Daytime Only Option: Saturday, May 25: 9am - 9pm

Each participant will receive an exclusive SGDs large pink carry tote filled with goodies!! There will be a raffle table where you can win incredible items (you won't believe what we will be raffling, so be sure to bring some toonies!!). With your registration, you will receive a special 25% coupon for SGDs! A fabulous offer to pick up what you need to work on your projects for the weekend! SGDs will also have a store on-site.

Friday: Incredible dinner buffet style. Coffee, tea, pop, assorted snacks

Saturday: Scrumptious Brunch buffet style. Incredible dinner buffet style. Coffee, tea, pop, assorted snacks throughout the day.

Sunday: Scrumptious Brunch buffet style. Coffee, tea, pop, assorted snacks.

Accommodations: There are four choices to choose from for accommodations. Prices include all service charges & meals as featured above.

Single Occupancy: $490 + HST

Double Occupancy: $290/person + HST (Please indicate who you will be sharing a room with)

Triple Occupancy: $245/person + HST (Please indicate who you will be sharing a room with)

Quad Occupancy: $210/person + HST (Please indicate who you will be sharing a room with)

Day Only Option: $100 + HST

Registration, Deposit & Payment: Registration is done through SGDs

Full Weekend: $100 non-refundable deposit required by April 25. Balance due in full by May 10 Click here to register

Day Only Option: $50 non-refundable deposit required by April 25. Balance due in full by May 10 Click here to register

Please note: Should, after registering, you find you are unable to attend, we will do our utmost to help you sell your spot to those on our waiting list.

What to bring: Your projects, tools, supplies & pictures! PJs, slippers, toothbrush, etc. Some other items you may wish to bring: extension cord, Ott light if you plan on working into the wee hours, your swimsuit.

We are so excited about this!!  We hope you can join us!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Art Journaling

Hello Stampers!

Happy Monday!  Here in Ontario, March Break has just ended (boo!) and for my family that meant a sunny vacation.  So after a week of wonderful holiday, I was very excited to get back to some crafty business with my girlfriends!  Yay!

At our new "art journaling" class, to be held monthly, Lori & Kim walked us through some super fun techniques!  I completed two layouts and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  Plus it was a lot of fun to get inky!

If you're in the neighbourhood, look us up!

Journal:  Dylusions Journal
Ink:  Dylusions sprays in melted chocolate, lemon zest, vibrant turquoise.  Ranger Archival.
Tools:  Tim Holtz watercolour pens, Ranger mini-mister, white gel pen
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Mixed Media, Just Thoughts, Travel Blueprint

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Graphic 45 French Country

Good Morning Everyone,

Would like to share with you a sneak peak of my  latest project. I used the graphic 45 matchbox and their new line of designer paper called French Country. Love Love this line. Love graphic 45.
Just have to add some details, like pictures, some bling, you know the good stuff.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy day before St. Patrick's Day!!

I have to admit that I adore this holiday! We celebrate it at my house by trying 'Irish' foods and making my hubby dye his beer green. Good times!

I have lots of Irish family so these cards are well used - if I actually sent any cards hee hee. 
I used the new stamps from La-La Land and coloured them with my copics. This is the boy stamp called Leprechaun Luka and there is also a cute little girl one named Irish Marci

There are still some of these in stock as well as some cute Easter ones

Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Toonie Tuesday March 19!


Happy Friday!! Hope you had a crafty week!
I had some fun in my room, and also enjoyed having the kids home for March Break!
This coming Tuesday, March 19, I am back for a TOONIE TUESDAY!!!! I have missed doing this and ready to roll, hope you are able to join me on this day at 2 PM, for a toonie you can make this card. You can buy more kits if you like. The paper is from My Mind's Eye, so lovely, the sketch is a Mojo Sketch, they really get my creative juices flowing! Hope to see you, have a great weekend, Anja

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Kits by our Scrappin' Divas!!

Whether you are looking for scrapbook layouts, cards, mini-albums or altered items - our SGD DIVAS have the kits for you!!!  Check out just some of the assortment of kits we have available for you!!


All kits come complete with the product you need to make the project, all you need is your adhesive and inks!  Full instructions and pictures are also included!!  All kits are Limited Editions!!  Once they are gone....they are gone!! 
View the full gallery here!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kiss Me, I'm Irish!!!

Join our Irish Diva, Andrea, for a fun card class featuring Copic markers & La-La Land Stamps!!  Andrea will be bringing a surprise gift for everyone attending!!  This is an intermediate/advanced level class, and you will be making two stunning cards

Thursday, March 14 starting at 6:30pm.
Click here to Register today!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Save the date ladies!!!


Saturday, March 23th: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, March 24th: 10am – 4pm

Whether you are looking to sell your unwanted craft supplies or are looking to pick up some outrageous deals ... this is one garage sale worth checking out! 

VENDORS!!  Be sure to register ASAP!!  A total of 125 spots are available.  We have sold out every single event - some of our Vendors have earned well over $1000!! 

SHOPPERS!!  You are welcome to shop with cash, Visa, MasterCard or Debit and all garage sale items are tax-free!!  You will not believe the deals!!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Art Journal

Good Afternoon Everyone,

What a beautiful day we are having.

These are my 2 pages in my Art Journal. Lori and I will be teaching this class on March 16th. You can register here. All you need to bring to that class is your Art Journal. Lori and I will teach how to use Dylusion inks, stencils, salt and stamps.


Hope you can come out and join us. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Having fun with Hero Arts and My Favorite Things

I had so much fun making this Black and White card this week! I will admit I had a hard time not using any colour- not even a pop of pink- and I'm glad I didn't as I love how it turned out. 

I knew the design I wanted to show off the stamp style was a window type panel. To create this I used a MFT die that cuts out the four circles and leaves a negative space for you. So no I didn't get out the ruler and use my punches and creative this perfectly lined up piece. Thank you MFT for saving my sanity ;). I have linked up the MFT dies that are currently in stock. The die I used is called Peek a Boo and is currently out of stock but keep checking back as we get them in regularly. 

I also used this cute stamp set by Hero Arts that also uses the 'negative' space to show the design. I stamped it using my beloved Black Versafine. The rest of the card embellishments are from my personal stash. 

I think doing a two colour challenge card would be fun for all of us! Let me know if you would be interested and if we get a few people we can start a challenge next week!

Happy Crafting- Andrea

Friday, March 8, 2013

Just because.....


Happy Friday! Can you tell we love this set from Just Rite!!! You have seen quite a bit of samples with it! You should really check it out, 36 stamps in one set , so many different sentiments and that beautiful butterfly! Again I coloured the butterfly with a pink alcohol marker first and added some more pink and purple with Prismacolour pencils and Gamsol. I cut out this beautiful die from Hero arts and put it in the corner of the cardstock, with my trimmer I cut it the right size.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi! Jeanne here today. 

I created my card by covering my background panel with newspaper and then adding a layer of White Gesso with a paint brush. After the Gesso dried I dabbed paint (Ranger Distress Paint in Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry) 0ver the stencil (The Crafter's Workshop - Flutterby). 

The butterfly was made the same way, cut out and attached to card. I added pearls for the butterfly body. Stamps are from JustRite (Grand Sentiments)

JustRite GRAND SENTIMENTS Clear Stamps Amy Tedder CR-03885 
Crafter's Workshop Flutterby 6x6 Template 206

Have a great day! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It's Tool Time!!!!

SGDs Tool Event Happening Now!!
Where would we be without our gadgets!?!! It's Tool Time @ SGDs!! Take advantage of 20% savings on Tools featured in our Tool Gallery!! Includes Spellbinders, Memory Box, Sizzix, Couture Creations, Die-namics, Punches and so much more!! Hurry, this special promotion ends Thursday, March 7 @ midnight. No coupon necessary! Clearance & pre-orders excluded. Please allow extra time for order processing for this very popular event. Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday!!!

Scrappin' Sheila and I are working together for tomorrow's Wonderful Wednesday Project!!!  We are thrilled to be demonstrating Derwent Inktense Pencil Crayons!!  Sheila and I can not stop marveling at how fantastic these pencil crayons are!  (And we want you to be hooked too!!)  Sheila explained them like this: "It is like pencil crayons met Copic Markers in a back alley, and these are the result!"  We will have this lovely little stamped bird from Stampendous for you to colour:

For those of you who have not heard, Scrappin' Great Deals was approached to participate in a large art show coming to London this August - ArtWaves.  Several of our instructors submitted projects to teach and we are thrilled with how many of them were accepted!  We will have more details for you all later.  For now though, we need to video our store, our staff, our customers for a promotional video that ArtWaves is producing.  Today, tomorrow and Thursday, we will be recording our events and having some fun!  We want the world to know how amazing this industry is!!!  So we hope you can join us!!


Monday, March 4, 2013

God Bless

Hello Stampers!

Happy Monday! Last Monday I posted a card made with the same cute little Unity girl and the same beautiful Memory Box die and the same perfect Paper Smooches sentiments. I loved the combination so I made another card with those supplies! This time I used the new Bo Bunny Isabella 6x6 pad (beautiful purple and pink and grey tones) combined with some grey and black card stock.  I've coloured this little cutie with Copics on X-Press it and fussy cut her out. A little tip - use a black marker to trace around the cut edges to give a polished look!


Stamps: I will give you my heart (Unity), Spiritual Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Paper: Bo Bunny Isabella Collection 6x6 pad
Ribbon: Bo Bunny, black cardstock, grey cardstock
Dies: Astrid Circle (Memory Box), Labels, Majestic (Sizzix Framelits)
Gems: Bo Bunny Isabella

Sarah Kipling
February, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Shimmer Sheetz

Good Morning Everyone,

I had a great day yesterday, Kelly Grace was here to teach us a couple of her technique classes.. My favorite class was the Serendipity Quilt Cards. I got to play with Shimmer Sheetz, alcohol inks and embossing folders. We cut up our creations and formed them in to quilts. Haven't made mine in to cards yet but I just like looking at them. Might just frame them.

Thank you so much Kelly. Thanks for looking and have a great day.



Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cheers with Darice's St. Patrick's day embossing folder

This past Toonie Tuesday we made this fun card that can be used for St. Patty's Day or just to celebrate any occasion! 

This card was made using the St. Patrick's Day embossing folder by Darice and some of the gorgeous paper by My Mind's Eye in the Remarkable line. This sheet gave us both patterns as it is double sided. It makes me grin which is funny because this particular paper is called Smile. 

Our sentiment came from one of my go to company's for sentiments- Paper Smooches. I seriously need all of their stamps- is that wrong?

Have a happy craftalicious weekend!

Friday, March 1, 2013

You are one of a kind!


Happy Friday! I was so lucky to spend a week at the beautiful island of Curacao, snorkeling, tanning, relaxing, eating.....They love colours at this island, and yellow seems to be one of their favourites, so I got inspired to make this card. The border is from Memory Box, Tessatine border. The sentiment and the butterfly are from Just Rite, Grand Sentiments, 36 stamps in this clear set, you should check it out!! The antenna of the butterfly is a separate stamp, so it is really easy to cut out the butterfly. The butterfly was stamped on Neenah paper with Memento black, then I put down a layer of yellow with an alcohol marker (Copic or Spectrum Noir), then I took 2 prismacolour pencils, a royal blue and an aqua blue and I coloured the edges over the yellow. Then I took a paperstump with Gamsol and blended the colours together, this works like magic. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS USE YOUR COPICS FIRST, it will wreck your marker if you use it over the gamsol/pencil. Since I am not really good at colouring with my Copics, there is just not enough time to learn it all, pairing them up with prismacolours is an easy way to blend. Sentiment and antenna is stamped with Versmark majestic blue
Hope you like this simple card! Have a great day, Anja