Friday, May 31, 2013

Too much fun!!


Happy Friday!!!  You have seen how much fun we had in Oakwood Inn, it was sooooooooooooo good!! 
I really hope you can all join us next time!!
Nothing than the best for us, lol! And this hobby of know how much fun it is and it never they keep coming out with all those things , you just need to!
Anyhow, showing a new embossing Crafts Too embossing folder, butterflies from MS, cat from Memory Box and the sentiment from Paper Smooches. We will be making this card for Wonderful Wednesday, June 5th at 1 PM. Come, create and donate, if you can, with us!! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Showing off what Scrappin' Sheila did!!!

Scrappin' Sheila was super productive last weekend at the Oakwood Inn weekend retreat.  Here are three of her layouts. (there are more that we will share at a later date!) Love the layers of flowers and embellishments.  The doily pattern in the background is done using one of the BoBunny doilies and Distress paint, just dab the paint through the holes in the doily and voila!!! The pattern is transferred to the paper! Stunning!!

Have a fantastic day!!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Every Wednesday SGDs hosts our famous 12Hr Special!! Each week is different and always worth checking out!!
Save 15% Store-Wide!! .... PLUS .... Purchases of $50+ (before taxes) will receive FREE shipping!! Wow ... 15% + FREE shipping!!! Includes new items!! Hurry, ends Thursday, May 30 @ midnight! Excluded: clearance, store-made kits, crops, classes, gift cards & pre-orders. Free shipping coupon - enter the code CREATE (all cap's) into the coupon box during check out. Have fun!! 

I will leave you with another layout I created over the weekend, this one using The Paper Loft paper line, Shades of Grey, titled 'Forever'.  My hubby & I are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, so its about time I scrapped some wedding pics!!!  :)

Have a Great Day!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Distress Paints & Scrapbooking!

I finally got a chance to really play with my Distress Paints last weekend at the retreat at the Oakwood Inn.  Scrappin' Sheila was inspired and joined in, then I couldn't get them back!! I had used the paints in my art journal but not on a layout.  Now that I have, there is no going back! LOVE them.  The dauber top on them makes application so easy, they blend super well and of course they match the rest of the distressed media.
Here are a couple layouts that Sheila & I did. 

We also couldn't get enough of the new Bo-Bunny Doilies!!  See how they are tucked into our embellishments on both of our layouts!  I'll show you some more uses of those another day!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

We're Back!!!


Just this past weekend, we hosted our Spring Scrapbooking Retreat at the beautiful Oakwood Inn & Resort, located in Grand Bend, Ontario.  Ladies, it was amazing!!  We will be hosting EVERY retreat there!!!  Hopefully by the end of the day today we will have confirmed the date for our Fall Retreat with Oakwood and can start registration!!

We can not say enough great things about Oakwood, the staff, the food, the accommodations, the food, the lake side setting, did I mention the food?!?  Seriously, the food......delicious and so much of it!! 

We would like to thank all the ladies that joined us!  It was a great group, there was so much laughter, crafting, singing, tom-foolery over the whole weekend!!  We really can't wait to do it again!  There were several die-hard scrappers there who managed to do all-nighters!!  The projects that were created over the course of the weekend were outstanding!  So much talent in that room!!  Here is the lovely Susan, holding up the stunning invitation she created:

Oakwood Inn and Resort is located right on the shores of Lake Huron.  It was a little nippy on the weekend, but that didn't stop most of us from at least visiting the beach.  (Some of us (Sheila!) needed to bundle up a little more than others!) 

The tree lined road down to the beach:

 We had a lot of fun with the raffle table, and the BINGO games. Here is Sheila and Kelly who won, not one, not two but THREE of the raffle prizes!  Lucky gal!!!! Congrats to all our winners!! 

We forgot to get a group picture of everyone on Saturday (sorry ladies! still new at this!), but we did gather most of us out on the deck on Sunday for these group photos:

 Ladies you were all so much FUN!!!!  
Thanks again, times a bazillion, we can't wait to do this again!!!!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Crafts-Too,Paper Smooches and Tim Holtz Paints Oh My

Good Morning Everyone,

Been having a great time here at SGD's Crop at Oakwood. I worked on many projects, especially the one for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday.

We will be making a book marker with Tim Holtz paints, Craft-Too embossing folder and the stamp set from paper smooches.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!!!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

We are Cropping!

Andrea here on this beautiful Saturday!

I am at the Oakwood Inn Retreat and we are having so much fun. 

I just wanted to share a few quick pictures of our adventures so far. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Birthday!

    Happy Friday! Today some of us are going to the Oakwood Inn for a SCRAPBOOK RETREAT, oh yeah, we are going scrapping in style!!! I am so lucky to go too!! But not without leaving you with a new card....I had some scraps of the Graphic 45 paper on my desk and started playing...The sentiment is from Hero Arts, butterflies from Martha Stewart, birdhouse stamp and die from Marianne Collectables. And see the 2 little birds in and out the birdhouse, aren't they cute? They come from a Memory Box die (resting birds), some Viva pearls and voila! I was happy with this card, hope  you like it too! Have a great weekend! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spring Birds

Hi! Jeanne here today. I have a Springy die cut card to share today.

My card uses the following IO products: CL049 Seasons in Verse, DIE058-N Love Birds, DIE044-I Hydrangea SetCC054 Cover-a-Card Swirls & Stars

I scribble Gelatos on the CC054 Cover-a-Card Swirls & Stars stamp, misted with water and stamped. Water based inks work well for this technique too - tap ink pad onto stamp mist and stamp.

 Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Check this out!!!

Pick Your Savings Event is here!!
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!!  Tons of new items just in!!  Pre-orders, classes, gift cards are excluded.  Cannot be combined with any other offers.  This special promotion starts now & ends Thursday, May 23 @ midnight. No coupon necessary - savings will automatically be calculated during check-out.  Have fun ladies!!
Chalkboard Techniques with Kim!  Join our creative Diva, Kim, and learn the hottest new trend in card-making ... Chalkboard!!  You will make two amazing cards!  Two dates to choose from!  Click here for more details & registration
Wedding Cards with Laura!  SGDs wonderful Diva, Laura, will show you how to create FIVE stunning love-themed cards!  Ideal for wedding, anniversary, showers ... !  Wednesday, June 12 at 10amRegister today!
Baby's First Year!  SGDs amazing Diva, Karen, is hosting fabulous workshops where you will create a chronicle of Baby's First Year. This will be a class held once a month for the next five months. Each class, we will create adorable layouts and when we are finished, you will have a keepsake of Baby's First Year! Makes a heartfelt gift for baby shower/gift, Grandparents, etc.! Boy or Girl or Both - you decide!  For more details and class registration, click here!
Donate & Create!   Every Wednesday at 1pm, SGDs hosts "Crafting Wednesday"   Join SGDs Diva, Andrea, this Wednesday, May 22, and make this lovely card!! There is no need to register, just bring your basic tool kit, along with a donation for the London Food Bank.  Together we have now donated over 4500 pounds of food - together we are making a difference!!  Let's see how much we can donate & create in 2013!
Save $5 on your next class at SGDs!!  When you register for your next class, mention that you saw this coupon in our May newsletter, and you will receive $5 off registration!  Please note:  cannot be applied to a class you are already registered for.  Limit one $5 coupon/person.  This special promotion ends May 31st!  So what are you waiting for ... get yourself registered today!! 
Copic 101 for Beginners!  Join SGD Diva and Copic Certified Instructor Sarah Kipling for a two hour introduction to the versatility and beauty of colouring with Copic markers. This class will alleviate any fears or hesitation you may have felt around using your markers.  A special 25% discount on Copic markers will be offered during Sarah's 101 Class.  May 29 at 6pmClick here to register!
Classes & Kits made to Inspire!  Featured above is "Prismacolor Card Class" with Anja & Rose!!  Let us help get your mojo going!! Our designers & instructors are some of the best this industry has ... SERIOUSLY! From beginner to the most advanced ... from ages 5 - 125; we've got you covered! Register for a class today!  And remember, when you take a class at SGD's, you always receive a 20% in-store discount!!  Be sure to check out our BLOG and visit us on Facebook!!  Our divas showcase new techniques and products daily!  Did you know!?! - Our Divas offer wonderful kits designed to help you get your photos into your scrapbooks!!  Each kit comes with photos, materials and instructions.  Kits are a fabulous way to help get your own creative ideas soaring!  Click here to view what kits are available today!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ArtWaves Show & Sale!!

Scrappin' Great Deals and the Divas are so excited to be participating in this fantastic new event!!!  
Coast 2 Coast Events is the host of this show and has this to say: 

"We are VERY excited to present the 1st ARTWAVES show ! ! !  ‘ArtWaves’ represents many different art forms that will attract all demographics. We have a vast variety of projects and teachers that will include different art forms including painting, stamping, stenciling, paper art, mixed media, and much much more. The idea behind ‘ArtWaves’ is to melt or ‘wave’ together all these different art forms that already overlap in so many ways. We have over 60 classes at all levels and all art forms and of course the exhibit hall with an amazing variety of art supplies. So mark your calendar for August
15 – 17, 2013 to be in London, Ontario for this fabulous opportunity!"

Our divas, Kim, Mat, Laura, Lori and Scrappin' Sheila herself, all submitted projects to the review board and each had at least one project accepted!!  To see our projects and the many others, there are catalogs available at the store, and online as well.  You can click here to be taken to the ArtWaves website and you can see the full schedule of events, the classes, and the teachers!!  The show and sale is being held at Fanshawe College here in London and there is even accommodation for out of towners!!!  How amazing is that!!  We can't wait!!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Chalkboard Class

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend. Just wanted to share with you my next class.  I will be teaching you how to make these 2 cards with the chalkboard  technique. I love the chalkboard look, brings me back to my school days.

You can register here. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Impression Obsession - Oh Happy Day!

Happy Saturday and for my fellow Canadians Happy Victoria Day weekend!

Just a quick post from me today to share what you can make at SGD this coming Wednesday.

Join me at 1pm Wednesday May 22nd to make this fun 'Happy Day' card featuring Impression Obsession dies and stamps. We ask that you bring a food donation for the London Food Bank in lieu of fees to make this fun and cheerful card. Please bring your basic crafting tool kit including scissors, adhesive and a colouring medium for your kites. 

This card uses Impression Obsession's: 

Come join me and have a crafty good time!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy Anniversary!


Happy Friday! May is a popular month to get married in, I need a couple of anniversary cards myself so I thought we should do one for TOONIE TUESDAY, May 21 at 2 PM. You bring your basic tool kit and a toonie and you are ready to roll to make this card!
Hope to see you all, have a great day, Anja

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Favourite Kind of Sale


Save 30% on Stamps PLUS save 40% on individual sheets of 12x12 Paper!! Talk about incredible savings!! Applies to regular priced, in-stock items (sorry, no backorders). Shop early for best selection. Visit our Paper Gallery & Stamp Gallery and start saving now! Ends TODAY, Thursday, May 16 @ midnight. Have fun ladies!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Art Journalling and Image Transfers!!!

Kim and I have our next Art Journalling class this Friday night, May 17th and the focus this month is on Image Transfers using Gel Mediums.

Using images from an ink-jet printer, copied onto plain white paper, you are able to transfer that image onto your art journal page by applying a Gel Medium to the image on the paper, place the paper image side down on the journal page, rub, wet, remove the paper and voila! the image is transfered!!
HUGE DISCLAIMER: Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't!!!!! :) 
It's a bit of a mystery why doesn't produce consistent results but as there are no mistakes, only creative opportunities in the world of mixed is all good!!!

If you are interested in joining us and exploring the world of Mixed Media, please register today!!!  All you need is your own Art Journal!!! PLUS:: For Friday's class, students are asked to bring a few photographs that have been printed onto plain white paper from an ink-jet printer.  Can be anything at all ... a tree, a flower, your child, a building - anything!!  Click here to register online or phone the store at 519-473-5751!!

Hope to see you there!!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Doggone it! A Paper Smooches Birthday card

I love love love Paper Smooches stamps
Like obsessive love
Like I need to own pretty much all of them love...
I can't be the only one who does this right?

These adorable critters come from the set 'Woofers and Tweeters'
Cracks me up! Don't mind me- easily amused

I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Express it paper
I coloured them up with my copics and added some glaze pen to they eyes, noses, etc. 
Then added some of the awesome paw print washi tape we have in stock

Washi Tape....another obsession for another post

The inside of this card has a 'Happy Birthday' message that I hand wrote

Now to figure out which of my dog loving friends to give this to!

Happy Crafting! Andrea

Monday, May 13, 2013

Did you know???

That most weeks, one of our divas host a customer event called 

It is a drop in event, no need to register!!  It starts at 2pm and for only $2.00, (hence the name!), you can make the amazing project that our divas have designed!!  Sounds like fun right?!?

Tomorrow, our diva Laura has this Graduation card for you to create!  It's that time of year again!! 
We hope you can join us!!  To re-cap...Tuesdays at 2pm, for only a Toonie!! Just bring your basic tool kit - trimmer, adhesive etc....

See you tomorrow!!!  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Delightful Daisies

Good Morning and Happy Mother's Day Everyone,

Here is the card we will be making this Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesday. I cased this card from Christine Emberson published in the Craft n Things magazine. I used the 3D M-Bossabilities Delightful Daisies embossing folder to emboss the front of the cards. To colour the image I inked with Tim Holtz's distress inks. The butterflies are from Memory Box.

Hope to see you on Wednesday. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

First of all Happy Friday! I am happy to show you this Mother's Day card! Wishing all the moms a wonderful day this Sunday but also all the women who have nurtured or taken care in one way ( many ways) or another for our children, you all deserve a special day too!!!
On to the card, the background is stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with with embossing with this background stamp from Hero Arts. Then I took fired brick, scattered straw and marigold from the Tim Holtz distress inks and put those colours on with a blending tool, after it was dry, I took the ink off the embossed areas with a papertowel. Sentiment and border are from Just Rite, cut out with the beaded hearts from Spellbiniders. The butterfly is a die from  Impression Obsession, and I put the same colours of ink on the top layer.
Some glitter Viva dots and a ribbon from my stash to finish this card off. Happy Mother's Day!! Anja

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Special Friend Die Cut Card

Hi! Jeanne here today with a very colorful die cut card. 


I started out with one of my Gelli print backgrounds (see the leaves and ribbon?). This was created with Speedbal printing ink on a plate made from Knox unflavored gelatin... very fun!

This step could be substituted with patterned paper.

Find inkpads to match your printed paper (I used Clearsnap Premium Dye Inks in Banana, Tangerine & Guava)and swipe them onto some white cardstock. Don't worry about it being perfect.

I die cut a gazillion flowers out with dies from Impression Obsession FLORAL BUILDER Die Set DIE047-JImpression Obsession Hydrangea Die DIE044  and my Big Shot.

Impression Obsession FLORAL BUILDER Die Set DIE047-J

Impression Obsession Hydrangea Die DIE044

I added pearls to the flower centers and added them to my card.

Have a great day!