Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tim Tag Time on the last Saturday of August

It's the last Saturday of August
I haven't even made it to the beach yet!
Time goes by so quickly that it is easy to forget 'me time'
I am a big believer that we all need time to connect with ourselves
To help us be better mothers, friends, spouses, etc

So I snuck in some me time today while watching cheesy movies
forgot how much I enjoyed 27 Dresses hee hee!

I am IN LOVE with the chalkboard technique seen on crafter's blogs lately
Here is one of my first attempts. 
Tim Holtz has amazing quote stamps so his were the first I reached for.
This quote is from his Just Thoughts set.
As well have you seen the new Chalkboard style papers, etc from My Mind's Eye? 

It's a good time to pick up this set and any thing else you'd like as Sheila is offering free shipping and 10% off storewide!

Speaking of shopping I have to dash out and get the last of the back to school supplies

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, August 30, 2013

Masculine with Memory Box!

Happy Friday!! And Happy Labour Day weekend to all the Canadians! I can't believe that school is about to start....not sure how I feel, a little sad but I know we do so much better on some sort of routine! The first day of school we are doing Toonie Tuesday at SGD, September 3rd at 2 PM. For a toonie you can make this masculine card and I have prepped lots since we all seem to struggle with this type of card. 
Hope you can join us!!! Enjoy the weekend, Anja

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Huge Success!!!

Every Wednesday, Scrappin' Great Deals hosts Donate & Create - one of our designers prepares a make n take project and in lieu of payment to make that project, SGDs asks that you bring an item to donate.  Typically it is a food item for our Local Food Bank.  But this summer we asked for donations of school supplies.  So many families struggle not only in providing food for their children but in so many other areas of their lives as well.  This was one way we thought we could make a difference.

So we would like to thank everyone who contributed towards our School Supplies Donation Program!!   

It was a HUGE success thanks to all of you!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Store-Wide Savings of 20%!!

We had so much fun with this last week, we've decided to run this promo again! Save 20% Store-Wide!! .... Includes new items!! Two-Days Only! Applies to regular priced items. Ends Thursday, August 29 @ midnight! No coupons necessary.. Excluded: store-made kits, custom frames, crops, classes, gift cards, retreat & pre-orders. Have fun ladies!!
PSST....Did you see that BoBunny's Silver & Gold line has started to arrive?!?!?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Toonie Tuesday at Two with Laura!

Customer Event! Join our amazing Diva, Laura, for Toonie Tuesday at Two! Bring your basic tool kit including scissors and adhesives .... Along with a Toonie and make this lovely card!! No need to register .... See you at 2pm, Tuesday, August 27!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Art Journalling with Distress Products!!

Kim & I had another great Art Journalling class last Friday night!  We brought out a bunch of Ranger Distress products - inks, stains & markers, and went crazy with them!  Here is the background that I created, using the stains & inks with various stencils and stamps.

This may be one of my favourite pages so far! Next month we are using Dreamweaver Embossing Paste to bring some 3D texture to our books!!  Can't wait!!  

Have a great day!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Christmas Stamp a Bunch

Good Morning Everyone,

Wanted to share with you this morning one of my cards that you will be doing if you join Rose and I for our next Stamp a Bunch. A Stamp A Bunch is where you will make a total of 10 cards, 2 cards for each design (total of 5 designs).

Hope you will join us. You can register here. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Paper Smooches Saturday

Happy Saturday!

I realized I hadn't shared this card here yet. A quick and easy birthday card for the men in your life. 

I cut my card and layer then cut 3 long panel strips. I inked all the edges and glued them down. I then took the Paper Smooches Streamers stamp set and chose this banner. I cut out the banner shape with the co-ordinating Paper Smooches die (out of stock currently) and THEN I stamped the banner image. Much easier for me this way to stamp after using the clear stamps then trying to line up the die to the stamped image then cutting. The nice thing about this banner set is that you can use ANY of the Paper Smooches sentiments from all their sets. I used 'Happy Birthday' from the Salutations stamp set

Add the embellishments you want and your card is done! 

I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, August 23, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Art Impressions!


Happy Friday! Isn't this a cute card? And a great sentiment? How fun to send this card to a friend! It's the card for the next Wonderful Wednesday, on August 28 at 1 PM. This is where we create and donate ( to the Food bank). I did not design this card, it actually came as a kit from Art Impressions, so an easy day for me. We would love to have you join us, no need to register, please bring your basic tool kit, your favourite colour medium and a donation for the food bank, if you can!! Have a great weekend, Anja

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our newest Instructors - The Fabulous Mother/Daughter Duo...

Trish & Becky!!!!

These amazing ladies love Graphic 45, Prima, and Tim Holtz, all things vintage & distressed, just to name a few!  Their talent is outstanding!!!  They taught a lovely banner class featuring the Prima Doll stamps that are all the rage!! 

Here are a couple of their upcoming classes: 

Christmas Cards! 

Join our amazing mother/daughter duo for an incredible Christmas-themed card class!! You will be working with a variety of tools, mediums and materials to create three stunning cards! You will learn crafty new techinques to get the most from your dies! 

Sunday, September 8 @ 12:30pm
Cost: $20.00 plus HST (click here to register

Top Hat Workshop! (2 parts)

You simply have to see this to believe it!! Creative flair and style grace every piece of this incredible project! A great decor piece! This project truly puts the WOW factor into the art of 3D projects! Project is now on display at our store! This Top Hat Birdhouse has a mini photo album hidden inside the box, under the hat. This is a Laura Denison design and all who attend the class will receive , as part of the class fee, a copy of the pattern to keep so you can make another for yourself or a friend as a wonderful gift.

Two-Part Workshop: 
Part 1 - Tuesday, September 10: 6 - 9pm
Part 2 - Tuesday, September 17: 6 - 9pm
COST: $60.00 plus HST (Includes both sessions)
We are thrilled to welcome Trish & Becky to our team of designing instructors!!! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Store-Wide Savings of 20%!!

Save 20% Store-Wide!! .... Includes new items!!

Two-Days Only!
Applies to regular priced items. Ends Thursday, August 22 @ midnight! No coupons necessary.  Excluded: store-made kits, custom frames, crops, classes, gift cards, retreat & pre-orders.  

It includes the lovely Prima Doll stamp that our newest instructor, Trish, used on this tag!! 

Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Almost sold out!!!


Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat with SGD's at The Oakwood Inn Resort!
Join SGD's for a Scrappin' Great Weekend!! We are thrilled to announce our Fall Scrapbooking Retreat:  
November 8, 9 & 10, 2013!! 
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!! 

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!! 
If you are considering joining us, we only have 10 spots remaining!!  

CLICK HERE for more information on the various accommodation options and registration details!! 

Monday, August 19, 2013


Happy Monday everyone!! I am sharing a wedding card today, the image is a Stamping Bella - Brett & Brenda get Married, coloured with Derwent Inktense pencil crayons, the paper is Shades of Grey by The Paper Loft, sentiment by Paper Smooches, and Prima flowers.

Have a great day!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Frangia Bouguet

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely weather.  Can't believe how fast the summer is going. We will be making this card  for Wonderful Wednesday. I hope you can join me. I love the colour combo yellow and black.The die is from Memory Box called  Frangia Bouquets and the paper is from Pebbles.


I used the die cut to decorate the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

It's a Paper Smooches Super Hero kinda day!

I live in a Super Hero obsessed house. It's trickled down from my husband to our two girls- much to his delight! And after almost 20 years together I finally can enjoy all the movies and chatter that goes along with it too. 

That's why when Paper Smooches released the 'Super Hero' stamp set and all the accompanying dies I had to have them all. 

To make my card I stamped my hero and I stamped the buildings repeatedly to get the length I wanted for my card. I coloured and cut both out. I then used the Power Rays and Bam Bubble wise dies. I then popped my Super Hero up and made him 'wobble' on my card by using the fun Wobble Springs you can get at SGD. I love making action cards!

I hope you have a SUPER day!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Let's make a flower!


Happy Friday!! Days are flying by here, school is around the corner and it seems like fall is here. Way too early! 
I have been making flowers, you all know, I love to make them!! SGD will be at ART WAVES this weekend and on Saturday we will be demoing making flowers. Come and see us, if you like! See the blog post from earlier this week, and you will find all the info.
This is the card for the next Toonie Tuesday, August 20 at 2 pm. It's really not difficult and a lot of fun.
No need to register, just come on out and bring a toonie! Oh, and if you have a flower tool kit, would you please bring it? I love how many people are coming out every week, thank you, ladies!!!
                                                       Have a great day, Anja

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fun New Layout Kits by our Divas!!

This fun kit features paper by ECHO PARK, Happy Camper
Perfect for those not to be forgotten camping moments!!

This colourful kit features paper by KAISER CRAFT, Blast Off
Perfect for those space-loving boys in your life!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


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!

Includes new items!! Like the new Wild Rose Studios stamps, shown above!!  
Pre-orders, classes, retreat, custom frames, Diva Kits, gift cards are excluded. 
Cannot be combined with any other offers. 
Two Days Only! 
Ends Thursday, August 15 @ midnight.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas Classes

 Class 114: Friday 10am - noon

Class #225: Friday 8am-10am

These are the two classes that I am teaching Friday morning at the Art Waves Convention.  There are still a couple spots available if anyone is interested!!  LOTS of fun, playing with glimmer mists, stencils, gesso, inks, collaging, stamping, fussy cutting, flower making!!!  WOW!!   

There is still time to register, just click here!  Hope to see you there!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Art Waves Update!!

We are SO EXCITED about the upcoming Art Waves Event!  Only 4 more days!!!  Scrappin' Great Deals will be having a booth in the Exhibit Hall doing free make n takes, and our Divas Kim & Anja will also be participating in the free demonstrations on Friday and Saturday!!  If you were unable to make it to any of the classes, but would still like to come to the Exhibit Hall to see the vendors, do Cash & Carry classes, do make n takes and watch the demonstrations, it is only $7.00/day at the door, or $10 for a 2 day pass! Here is the link to the VENDORS!!

The event is happening at FANSHAWE COLLEGE.  Here is a map, the red dot shows building J, where the classes and hall are located.

 There will be ample signage so will definitely know where to go when you arrive. If you take a look at the map you turn off of Oxford Street onto Fanshawe Boulevard and enter the college at the MAIN entrance. Then you turn right onto Campus Drive and come to the back of the college. If you are spending the weekend, you will be staying in R3 which is the Merlin Residence. The Registration Desk and Exhibit hall are in J which is the gym 1 & 2. There is General Coin Parking in Lot #5, as well as some metered parking by Building J.  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Prima Dolls

Good Morning Everyone,

Wanted to share with you 2 more tags that I did with the Prima Dolls. I just love paper piecing these dolls. It is like going back to my childhood and making paper dolls. I call these my Christmas dolls. I used the Christmas paper from Farm House called Norland.  Love it.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Copic Colouring fun with Magnolia and Saturated Canary

Hi everyone!

Andrea here and I just wanted to pop in and show what I have been working on. I have had so much fun colouring this Magnolia stamp- Catching Stars and this Saturated Canary image

So what do you think- should these two images be my next Copic class? Let me know in your comments!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, August 9, 2013

New spellbinders borders!!


Happy Friday! Did you see the new Spellbinders borders??
Well, I did and I could not resist, lol! They cut and emboss soooooooooo nice, so delicate and beautiful!
With so many new things arriving in the store, it's hard to behave....I also found this set of sentiments from Bo Bunny, love the look and the price! I made this card and used the wonderful poppy die from Memory Box and of course I added some silver Viva pearls. Hope you like it!

Have a wonderful weekend and till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer Sunflower

Hi! Jeanne here today!

Stamps from Impression Obsession (CC159  Crossword). Sunflower die cuts from  (Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK – Flower, Sunflower). The background was spritzed with Dylusions Ink Spray Melted Chocolate. I added Nut Brown Flower Soft to the flower center.


Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Embellishments & Stickers Oh My!!

Now is the time to stock up & save 30% on Embellishments & Stickers!! Yes, 30%!! Hundreds of amazing products to choose from! Two-Days Only! Applies to regular priced in-stock items found in our Embellishment/Sticker Gallery
Hurry, ends Thursday, August 8 at midnight. 
Twelve Days After CHA Continues!! 
CHA has wrapped up & the new lines are coming!! In order to make room for the newest collections, we are saying good-bye to some oldies, but goodies. Visit our 12 Hour Special Gallery, where you will find savings of up to 70%!! Limited quantities!! Available only while supplies last (sold on a first come basis). Be sure to check it out several times every day as items will come and go! Trust us, you do not want to miss out on these deals!! Online shoppers, be sure to take advantage of our unique "Shop & Ship" option where you can shop for a week & save on shipping!! Final day for this blow-out will be Saturday, August 10!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Card!!


I simply love the new Kaiser Craft line of texture themed stamps!!  So great for mixed media projects and backgrounds for layouts or cards.   I used the Numerals Texture Stamp for the above birthday card.  So versatile, you can add any number to the front and it becomes a personalized card!  My son is going to a friend's birthday party in a couple weeks and he is turning "5"!!  I also used the new MFT Abstract Art stamp to create the splotches on the background and a Paper Smooches sentiment from the Salutations set.  The paper was from The Paper Loft that I had in my stash.  A very simple card to put together quickly!  

Have a fantastic day!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mickey Album

Good Morning Everyone,

Just wanted to share with you my next class. This is my Mickey Mouse Album that I will be teaching this Thursday August 8 from 6-9:30pm. If you are unable to attend, you can register for a kit.  This cute album is a great way to display  your Disney pictures.

If you are interested either in taking the class or getting a kit, you can register here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Clean and simple with Kaiser Crafts stamps!


Happy Friday! Have you checked out the Kaiser Crafts stamps lately?? So many new ones and soooooo affordable, this Butterfly set is so cute.  While I was blog surfing, I came across this card, I love this so much that I gave it a little twist and made this one.I stamped the biggest butterfly three times and embossed it with black embossing powder, I pulled out Tim Holtz faded jeans and mowed lawn distress inks and put some colour on the butterflies with a cotton ball, since I could not find my blending tool, lol! It actually worked pretty good!Then I cut them out, did not worry about the antenna's, I added them later with a marker. The middle part is embossed with the Darice honeycomb embossing folder, sentiment from Paper Smooches. I added some black rhinestones and voila, all done.  Might be a good card to make for Wonderful Wednesday soon, stay tuned for that one. Have a great weekend, Anja