Sunday, June 30, 2013

Project Life

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Canada Day Weekend. What a lovely weekend this has turned out to be. Just wanted to share with you my next project.  I think I am like most of you and that I am years behind in my scrap booking. Scrap booking was not like it was 30 years ago. Took a picture, hopefully got everyone in the picture and then slap it in an album. Only a few got in to an album. Anytime I went to sort through my pictures, it just got to over whelming. I got tired of looking at them and trying to figure out what to do with them. That is why I can do a layout with no pictures. LOL. So my goal is to take my pictures and get them in to an album. With Project life I will be able to do that. Almost everything is done for you, just add some journaling and presto, you have a page done. You can still add some embellishments or not. It is up to you how much detail you want to put in to it.

They even have suggestion on where to put some of the cards. Andrea and I will be having a Project Life Crop on Friday July 12, starting at 6:30. You can register here. Please join us, it is a great way to get started on your project. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Canada Day!!!

Happy Canada Day from SGD!!

Thank you to Susan Lawley one of our fantastic customers for allowing us to share her Canada Day card with you! Amazing card Susan!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Christmas in July!

      Happy Friday! We are doing Christmas in July at the store this month and it's gonna be fun!! Can you imagine, no stress about your Christmas cards/projects because you will be done early this year!!! I can totally see it, LOL!! This is the card for Toonie Tuesday, July 2, at 
2 pm, to get you in the mood! Come on out if you can, we would love to have you, take care, Anja

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thank you to the Teachers!!

It's that time of year again!!  I don't know how the school year went by so fast.  It doesn't seem that long ago that I was sending my kids off on the bus for the first day of school!!  I did up these cards last night...three cards for the three amazing teachers in my 2 boys lives. 

The Dylusions Ink Sprays I used correspond to my boys favourite colours at the moment - Benny - Purple, Blue & Pink;  Malcolm - Orange, Blue & Green.  Here are the supplies I used: 

Tim Holtz Stamp Sets - Simple Sayings, Artful Tools and Wallpaper & Wood
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Crushed Grape, London Blue, Bubblegum Pink, Squeezed Orange & Fresh Lime
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Black Soot, Walnut Stain & Brushed Corduroy 
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Have a fantastic day!!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's all about the layers!

Happy Wednesday everyone!! Thought I 'd share my most recent art journal page today. I worked on it at the class last Friday night. It's not done yet, need to add some "inspirational thoughts" to it. We played with different resist techniques last week and as I was demonstrating in my book, what I thought was CLEAR embossing powder, turned out to be WHITE!! Ooops. Have to say my heart skipped a beat but I carried on because there are no mistakes, only "CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES"!!! That is our class motto! So what started out as what I referred to as moldy wallpaper, ended up being something I like very much. I added Dylusions Ink Sprays, stamped with Gesso, used a couple different stencils, stamped and embossed some more. Don't be afraid to just keep going - add layers and more layers - you 'll be happy with the result!

SGDs famous 12Hr Special is happening now!! Save up to 50% on over 70 fabulous products featured in our 12 Hour Gallery, while supplies last! Plus ... purchases of $20+ before taxes, will receive a bonus Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine (available, while supplies last). We have 100 magazines to give away! Hurry, ends Thursday, June 27 @ midnight. Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Derwent Inktense Colouring Workshop

Saturday, June 29 - 10:00am - 12:00pm  -  $20.00 plus HST

Come and join our Derwent Divas, Lori & Sheila, for a fun and informative colouring workshop featuring the amazing Inktense Derwent Pencils!! Whether you are brand new to Derwent Pencils or a seasoned artist, this workshop is ideal for all levels of crafters from beginner to advance!! If you have Derwent pencils, please bring to class for your own personal use. Otherwise, class pencils will be available for you to share and experiment with. Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during the workshop. Discover the beauty and intensity of Derwent Inktense Pencils for yourself!!  Register online by clicking HERE.

Monday, June 24, 2013

ArtWaves 2013

We are so thrilled to be a part of this fantastic event and we want you all to join us!!!  There are so many incredible artists participating and we are honoured to be among them!!!  Check out our ARTWAVES album on our FACEBOOK page for all the classes that our divas are teaching!!!  For more information, to see ALL the amazing classes that are available, and to register, simply CLICK on this link:!!

Hope to see you there!!! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Come join us for a free craft featuring High Hopes stamps!

Ooh what a poor grumpy guy! hee hee

Must be because he has to be up bright and early tomorrow (Sunday)!!

Come and meet the owner of High Hopes Stamps!! This is a FREE Customer Event!! Bring your basic tool kit, including scissors & adhesives & make a fun card with High Hopes Stamps & our SGD Diva, Andrea! No need to register .... just come and join the fun!! 

Sunday, June 23: 10:30am - 12:30pm

So please come see us tomorrow! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday June 26


Happy Friday!! Today I am sharing the card we are gonna make next week for Wonderful Wednesday, June 26 at 1 PM. Thank you to all the ladies who come out and make this event happen. No need to register, please come and join us and bring a donation for the foodbank, if  you can. Together we can make a difference! I truly enjoy hanging out with you all and we have always room for new people! Hope to see you, Anja

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hello Friend Mini Blueprint Card

Hi! Jeanne here today with a card made with stamps from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous line and paper from Bo Bunny.

The papers were all from the Bo Bunny Very Vintage Dots line.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The SGD divas LOVE to colour!!!

Customer FREE Event this Sunday!! 
Meet the owner of High Hopes Stamps this Sunday, June 23 at SGDs!! Join us from 10:30 - 12:30 for a fun make & take featuring the adorable Senior's Stamps by High Hopes!! Bring along your scissors & adhesives and be ready for a wonderful time! No need to register ... simply join us here at SGDs at 10:30am!!

Derwent Colouring with Lori & Sheila!
Join our colouring Divas, Lori & Sheila, for a fun, informative, hands-on workshop where we will be colouring with Derwent Inktense Pencils!! It does not matter what level you are at - beginner to advance - this workshop is for you! Come and discover the pure intensity of Derwents for yourself! Saturday, June 29 - Click here to register

Four Ways to Save @ SGDs!!
Offer #1: Purchases of $40+ (before taxes) will save 10%!!
Offer #2: Purchases of $75+ (before taxes) will save 15%!!
Offer #3: Purchases of $125+ (before taxes) will save 20%!!
Offer #4: Purchases of $200+ (before taxes) will save 25%!!
Savings are automatic - no coupons necessary!
This includes new items!! Tons of new items just in!! Pre-orders, classes, retreat, custom frames, Diva Kits, gift cards are excluded. Cannot be combined with any other offers. This special promotion starts now & ends Thursday, June 20 @ midnight. 
Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Courage is being yourself......

I have another page to share from my Art Journal!  I covered both pages in a thick coat of gesso, then stamped circles onto the page while the gesso was still wet.  (I used Tim Holtz' Mixed Media stamp set for the circles...and you will need to clean off the gesso from the rubber stamps fairly quickly!)  Once the page was dry, I sprayed on several colours of Dylusions Ink Sprays (After Midnight, Calypso Teal, London Blue  & White Linen).  I let the colour drip and blend; I blotted with some paper towel; the colours seeped into the recessed circles that I had created with the stamp.  I didn't start the page with a preconceived plan, and once I saw the circles turn into "bubbles", I knew then where the page was heading!  I pulled out my Dylusions Stamp Sets - Ocean Backgrounds & Under the Sea, and started stamping with Archival Ink, and colouring with Distress Paints.  I had made a little Ocean scene and I added the message... 

"Courage is being yourself everyday in a world that expects you to be someone else..."

Kim & I have our next Art Journalling class this Friday if you wish to join us!!  More details and to register, just click here!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Come and colour with the owner of High Hopes Rubber Stamps!!

Meet Karen, the Owner of High Hopes Stamps!  
It's a FREE Customer Event!

Sunday, June 23,  10:30am - 12:30pm

Bring your basic tool kit including scissors & adhesives.  We will be making a fun card featuring High Hopes Senior Stamps!  No need to register, simply join us at 10:30!!

Here are a couple of Karen's cards using images from the new stamp line "Senior Moments".

You can have a look at more of Karen's work on her blog, just click HERE! Karen uses the fabulous Derwent Inktense pencils that we just LOVE here at SGDs!!  Karen will also have a selection of High Hopes stamps available to purchase!!! 

See you SUNDAY!!!! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Christmas in July

Good Morning Everyone,

Wanted to let everyone know that we are having Christmas in July at SGD. All classes and events at the store in the month of July revolves around the theme "Christmas in July". We have classes that are directly related to Christmas or something that you make and give as a gift.

Mine is an Advent Calendar. It looks like there is a lot to do but when you take my class, everything is cut for you. So you would be gluing, inking and having fun. I love this project. the class is on two nights, you can register here.  It would make a  nice decoration or a great way to count down the days.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

My next Copic class featuring Bella Uptown girls and Magnolia stamps

It's been so long since I have done a copic card class- hope you will come join me!

Join SGD Diva and Copic Certified Instructor, Andrea, for a Copic Card class where you will be furthering your Copic skills while creating two beautiful cards!!  Andrea's passion for Copic markers shines through her work.  You will fall in love with her creative style - her love of this amazing art-form is contageous!  This class is ideal for Copic students of an intermediate/advance level.  You should be comfortable with shading and blending. 
Students are asked to bring their Copic markers to class with them, for their own personal use.  You will also need scissors & adhesives.  All other materials will be provided for you.   Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during Andrea's class.  If you love your Copic markers, you don't want to miss a session of colouring with Andrea!!
Tuesday, July 23:  6 - 8pm 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Butterfly birthday!

Happy Friday!! The hardest thing about this card was taking a good picture, as you can tell, I didn't get it, lol! Otherwise, the card came together pretty quick. I used lots of white and popped up a few layers. The border punch is Martha Stewart as well as the butterfly punch. The bigger butterfly is Impression Obsession, sentiment from Beatrix Potter, the decorative white square in the middle is a Spellbinders die, decorative labels 22. And of course, some Viva pearls, ice white this time.
Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 13, 2013

We are going back!!!!!

November 8 - 10, 2013

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat at The Oakwood Inn Resort!

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!! 

Location:  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 had so much fun in May and cannot wait to do this again!!  We would love to have you join us!!   Check out the details below and get yourself registered asap!!

Early registration bonus!!  Be one of the first 30 people to register & receive a $20 gift card from SGDs!!

Full Weekend Offer:  Friday, Nov. 8 @ 1pm through to Sunday, Nov. 10 @ 3pm  (FIFTY hours of scrappin' fun!)
Daytime Only Option:  Saturday, Nov. 9:  8am - 9pm  (includes Saturday meals, snacks, goody bag .... !!)

Each participant will receive a wonderful gift bag filled with goodies!!   There will be raffle tables where you can win incredible items (you won't believe what we will be raffling) Upon registration, you will receive a 25% coupon for SGDs!  This is a special one-time use coupon that can be used on your entire purchase of regular priced, in-stock items.  You are welcome to use your special 25% coupon here at our store prior to the retreat, or, save it to use at our on-site store during the retreat!! .

Friday:  Incredible Dinner buffet style.  Coffee, tea, assorted snacks
Saturday:  Scrumptious Brunch buffet style.  Incredible dinner buffet style. Coffee, tea, assorted snacks
Sunday:  Scrumptious Brunch buffet style.   Coffee, tea, assorted snacks.

There are four choices to choose from for accommodations.  Prices include all service charges & meals as featured above, and include HST.
Single Occupancy:  $475.00 including HST   
Double Occupancy: $345.00 including HST (Please indicate who you will be sharing a room with)
Triple Occupancy:  $295.00 including HST  (Please indicate who you will be sharing a room with)
Quad Occupancy:  $265.00 including HST  (Please indicate who you will be sharing a room with)
Day Only Option:  $100.00 including HST    

Registration, Deposit & Payment:   Registration is done through SGDs.  
With our full weekend option, you can split your payment up over three payments. 
     Full Weekend:  $100 non-refundable deposit upon registration. 
     50% of balance owing due by August 31. Remaining balance due in full by October 25
     Day Only Option:  $50 non-refundable deposit required upon registration.  
     Balance due in full by October 25.
     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.

CALL: 519-473-5751 or 

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, soft drinks (rooms are equipped with a small fridge for keeping your refreshments cold).

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Big news to announce today!!

It's time for our Copic Event!! Save 25% on Copic Markers!! Our selection is amazing!! Save on Sketch Markers, Refills, Storage & more!! This special Copic Event ends Thursday, June 13 at midnight.

Plus ... Save 50% on amazing BoBunny & Bella Blvd products featured in our 12 Hour Special!! With savings of 50%, products will be flying out of the store!! 
Only while supplies last (sorry, no backorders). 
Shop early for best selection. Have fun ladies!!
We are so excited to announce that registration is now open for our Fall Scrapbooking Retreat at the luxurious Oakwood Inn!!  Mark your calendar - November 8 - 10 & get yourself registered!!  Early registration bonus!!  The first 30 crafters to register will receive a $20 gift card to SGDs!!  We had soooo much fun in May & would love to have you join us for our Fall Retreat!!  
Create a memory & hug someone you love today!!  xo!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Today you are you!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  I have one more layout from the weekend Retreat to share with you today, titled "Today you are you".  I used some Fancy Pants paper I had in my stash along with some new BoBunny background stamps!  LOVE THEM!!!!  And from the way they are flying off the shelves, you love them too!  I used two sets on the page, Stained Textures and It is Written.  I have been trying to use some techniques we have been playing with in our Art Journalling class, so I spattered some Dylusions ink around the page and used it for the title words as well by spraying it through a stencil. (fresh lime for the spatters and squeezed orange for the words).  I added some strips of MME decorative tape, Boy Crazy, coloured some Studio Calico wooden arrows and hearts in a lovely shade of red - (also Dylusions ink, postbox red).  That is about it!  Love the colours on this page!  Have a great day!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wedding Layouts

Have you been asked to make scrapbook layouts for someone else??  Scrappin' Sheila gets asked ALL the time!!  She was asked by a friend if she could do a wedding album of her daughter.  At the Oakwood Retreat Sheila got these layouts done for the album.  She had beautiful pictures to work with!!

Have a fantastic day!!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cherry Snow Cone

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope your weekend is going well. This is the card we will be making for this Wonderful Wednesday. The Stamp is from Impression Obsession, called Cherry Snow Cone. There was so many ways to decorate the snow cone,  I decided to use glitter. I used Rangers Stickle Dry Glitter and for the cone I used Twinklets Diamond Dust.

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


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Preview of a new Copic Card class coming soon!

Happy Saturday!!

Andrea here sharing a quick preview of one of two cards that will be part of Copic class coming soon to a Scrappingreatdeals near you! 

This card is featuring a sweet birthday Uptown Girl stamp by Stamping Bella called Ava loves to celebrate.  She was fun to colour and I paired her up with some cute paper from Bo Bunny. 

Cheers! Andrea

Friday, June 7, 2013

Toonie Tuesday with Penny Black!


Happy Friday! Love, love this new stamp set from Penny Black!!! I did not have much luck with the picture...first I handed in my card at the store and forgot to take a picture, so I made another one....yeah, forgot how long it took for stickles to dry so I smeared them.
So this is the card for the next Toonie Tuesday, June 11 at 2 pm. Bring a toonie  and  your basic tool kit and  you can make this card. Hope to see you, Anja

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi! Jeanne here today with a fun die cut card featuring dies from Impression Obsession.

Here is my card using WP16 Clear Stamp Sets – Sentiments I,  DIE063-I Large Bow, DIE064-W Embossed Gift, DIE012-J Mini Circle Tags Die Set, DIE019-V Border Duo 3 Die Set & papers from The Paper Loft

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Karen's June Calendar Class!!

Our Calendar Class for Karen's "Album in a Year" workshops continues with JUNES layout!!  The June Calendar class uses paper from the Simple Stories Collection to highlight the "stars" in your life. You might want to use photos celebrating the end of the school year or perhaps you might focus on a Father's Day theme.  Students are asked to bring their basic tool kits, including paper trimmer, scissors and adhesives with them. All other materials will be provided for you. Hope you can join us!!

Date:  Sunday, June 23 at 1:30pm
Price:  $20.00 plus HST
CLICK HERE to register online!!!


It's that time again ... time for SGDs famous 12 Hour Special!!  Ladies, it is happening right now!  Savings of up to 50% on over 100 fabulous products featured in our 12 Hour Special!!  Seriously, you will not believe what is on sale!!  Hurry, available only while supplies last, sorry no backorders - Shop early for best selection.  Ends Friday, June 7 @ midnight


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Touch the Sky!

I had the opportunity to finish up this page in my Art Journal at the weekend retreat.  I had begun it during the last class; we were doing image transfers.  We also played with Distress Paints and bubble wrap - that is what made the lovely dots!  I also used some stencils (of course!), and stamped with some Archival Ink.  At the retreat I added the words to a song that I love, from the Disney movie 'Brave'.  I find it very inspirational!

Our next Art Journal class is Friday, June 21 @ 7pm.  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!!  At the next class we are playing with various resists - heat embossing, glue, crayon....etc etc!!  You can register ONLINE, by phone or in person!!  Hope you can join us it is so much fun!!! 

Our Class Motto: No mistakes - only creative opportunities!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Kits by our Scrappin' Divas!!!

Let us help you get your pictures into your albums ... your way, the easy way, with our Diva-Designed Kits!!  You will receive materials, instructions and a photo for easy reference!
Limited Edition - once sold out they are gone! 

Here are some brand spankin' new kits!!!

 Girl One of a Kind Scrapbooking Kit by Diva Dani!!

Oh Joy Scrapbooking Kit by Scrappin' Sheila!

Make A Wish Scrapbooking Kit by SGDs Diva, Karen!!

Ice Cream Days Scrapbooking Kit by SGDs Diva, Laura!!

There are tons more as well!!  Card Kits too!!! Have a look HERE or pop in to the store to see for yourself!!!! Kits are an amazing way to get caught up!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Art Journal & Resist

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I want to share with you a sneak peak of my page for the next Journal Class. We will be doing a resist technique. The idea of the resist is to use a medium that resist the paints and inks. You can use a white crayon, glue (not tombo, it tends to be sticky), gesso and heat embossing. These are just a couple of mediums you can use.
I used Helmer glue on on the leaves on my image. I started off with the Tombo but went over it with the Helmer and it worked out well.

Hope you can come out and play with Lori and me on June 21. You can register here. You don't need much,  just your Art Journal and your willingness to be play. There is no mistakes in Art Journaling. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Video fun today!

Happy Saturday!!

First up- Sheila has held over the sale so right now you can still get 15% off storewide and free shipping this weekend! Click here to get the full details!

Andrea here today and I wanted to share some of the cool product videos I have been watching recently. I love watching companies talk about how their products work and any tricks/tips they have. For example watch her heat up the back of her paper when embossing in the video below:

We have a few of the Zing embossing powders to see how we like them. I personally have been very impressed with my results. And my embossing gun is very happy to be out from that dark drawer it has been in for ages!

And my Best Friend Tim Holtz sharing how his new distress paints and dry glitter work:

And my OTHER Best Friend- Suzanne Dean- showing the Bow EAsy!

I hope these videos left you informed and inspired!

Cheers- Andrea