Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bo Bunny Thank you!

I know that here in London we are knee deep in snow...literally...but I still have some Fall themed cards I want to make and send out. Good thing I have family in warmer parts of Canada where Fall is still there lol!

I made a 4.25x4.25 square card and used the awesome Doodle Bug designs Happy Harvest 6x6 paper pad and matching sticker embellishments. The pear and twine are from my own stash. 

One week left before the big countdown is own! See you next Saturday at SGD for our anniversary! Keep an eye on the blog and our website for all the celebration details!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, November 29, 2013

Snowflake Merry Christmas!

Happy Friday! In my part of the world we had a lot of snow....on Sunday we got a good 70 cm and then about 10 more last night...and it is only November.....
Anyhow, it did not stop me to use a snowflake on this Christmas card, it is done with a big Marvy punch and a smaller punch for the middle. 
This is the card you can make for Toonie Tuesday, December 3 at 2 PM, no need to register, come on out with your basic tool kit and a toonie.  Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Scrappin' Style!! - Save up to 70%!!

It's Black Friday Scrappin' Style!!
Save up to 70% on select items, featured below, while supplies last! Keep checking several times a day, as items will come and go!! As soon as you see something you want, get your order in right away so that we can pull that item for you. We are talking savings of up to 70%!! Items sold on a first come basis! No backorders or substitutions. Last day of this event will be Friday, November 29 @ midnight! Limited quantities left - we cannot guarantee availability.
Save 25% on COPIC MARKERS!!!! This includes markers, refills, nibs, paper.... WOW WOW WOWZERS!!!

Happy Shopping Everyone!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


It's that time of year again!!!

Time for us to celebrate SCRAPPIN' GREAT DEALS:


Join us for a celebration like no-other!!  Mark your calendar!  

10am - 2pm
Cake, raffles, FREE make & takes with Judy Kennedy, Kim & Anja!! All we ask is that you please bring an unwrapped, brand new toy to donate for our Christmas Toy Drive!! Help make a difference in a child's life this Christmas Season!!

We are giving away a Silhouette Portrait Machine!!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Sorry for the short notice!!!  Due to the weather and road conditions, our retail store is CLOSED!!!  Karen's calendar class is cancelled and kits will be available after Thursday!!  Please stay home and off the roads!!!  Stay safe!!!

Tis the Reason for the Season

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to show you a card I did with my Silhouette portrait. After taking Diva Karen's class on the Silhouette I was able to make this card.  I can not take credit for this card, Keren Baker was kind enough to share her design with me. There are endless possibilities with your Silhouette.
I used the Darice embossing folder Snowflakes and Flourishes for the background.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Season's Greetings from Paper Smooches

Are you in a Christmas card making frenzy like I am?
I have never had this many cards made by this point before
Now to actually mail some this year and it will be perfect

I am making some detailed Christmas cards but honestly this year I am going the clean and simple route for most of them so that I actually finish them on time. This is a 4.25x4.25 square card with some sweet  holiday paper from Echo Park Reflections Christmas 6x6 pad. I then added some washi tape from my stash and a poinsettia flower that I have hoarded for 9 years. Total justification for craft hoarding ladies right here!! I then reached for my beloved Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler set that looks to be sold out right now. No surprise there! PS Swanky Snowdudes has a great sentiment plus adorable snowmen for an alternative set. 

Off to keep crafting while the mojo is hot!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Impression Obsession mini snowflakes!

Happy Friday! Sharing another Christmas card with you today. Love the new mini snowflake dies from Impression Obsession. I made the background by using a Tim Holtz burlap stencil and I just sponged on some tumbled glass, added the sentiment (no clue, I had it in my stash) and then the snowflakes with some
extra silver Viva pearls.
       This is a really easy card to make, hope you  like it, Anja

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Peace Joy Love

Here is the second layout I made using Echo Parks Reflections Christmas paper & embellishments.  I really love this line!!!

Remember that we have our 12 hour sale continuing today until midnight and that we also have a special sale on Darice Embossing Folders!  30% off in stock folders!!  What a deal!!  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Darice Embossing Folders & the 12 Hour SALE!!!!!

Our Famous 12Hr Special is Happening Now!
Jump over to our 12 Hour Gallery and save up to 50% on over 80 amazing products!! Available at these prices only while supplies last!

Plus ... Save 30% on Darice Embossing Folders!! Applies to regular-priced, in stock Darice Folders. (like this one!!):


The above offers are available while supplies last until Thursday, November 21 at midnight! Shop early for best selection.

Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Merry Christmas Layout

Here is one of the layouts that I completed during our Weekend Retreat at the Oakwood Inn.  The paper & embellishments are all from the newest line from Echo Park - Reflections of Christmas.  I just loved the vintage feel of the paper, Christmas Past, Old Fashioned Santas.  The picture was just perfect for it - me & Santa WAY back in 1970!  Here's a close up, wasn't I a cutie?!?!:

I had some Petaloo flowers in my stash that matched the colours very well.   In addition to the paper, I used the matching brads and chipboard stickers. Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day!! 


Monday, November 18, 2013

Journalling in your Art Journal!!

Kim & I have our next Art Journal class coming up this Friday, November 22 @ 7pm!  This month's class we will be experimenting with adding our own journalling to our pages.  We often use stamps to add words to our pages, but sometimes stamps don't say what is in our head or heart at that particular moment.  I love using song lyrics on my pages, a snippet, the chorus, or the whole song.  If you would like to join us we always have room!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

JustRite is helping me keep calm...

I am a huge fan of the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' quote seen all over for the last few years so when I found this stamp set at the store last week I had to have it. Had to. You understand right?

Not only does the 'Just Keep Calm' set have my favourite quote but it is CHOCK FULL of other things you could have on your card. Such as 'Keep Calm and Craft, Drink Tea, Text me, and a basquillion other sentiments! It also comes with 4 frames for your quote as well as lots of teeny tiny image stamps to match up with your sentiment such as the little teapot I used. I have to say I feel I got more than my money's worth on this set- I love when that happens!

Well I hope to spend Saturday making more Keep Calm cards- hope you get some crafty time too!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, November 15, 2013

Masculine with Just Rite!

Happy Friday!! By now, you all know that we had a GREAT weekend at the Oakwood Inn. This is one of the cards that I made up there, I brought a lot of stuff because I really wanted to play and I did, 25 cards!! This one is done with a Just Rite stampset and Bo Bunny paper, pretty simple but with those great stamps, I think it turned out nice.
Hope you like it too! Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What a Weekend!!!!

We are back from our Fall Retreat held at the amazing Oakwood Inn & Resort in Grand Bend, Ontario.  Wow.  What can I say......incredible location, scrumptious food, but mostly the best group of ladies!!! We saw so much talent and creativity over the weekend; the projects everyone was working on were nothing short of outstanding!!!  Here are some shots from the weekend: 

All set up, ready for crafting!!
 The Raffle Table:
 A Free T-Shirt for everyone as part of the goody bag:
 The FOOD!!!!!
Flash Sales!!!!
The Angelic Judy!!
  Dani & Kim about to start the raffle draws on Saturday night! 
 (Nice Jammies!)
 Crafting to the wee hours!!

We are already working out the dates for the spring retreat!!  We had so much fun!!!  We can not WAIT to do it again!! Thanks so much for all the lovely emails we have been receiving!!  It is very nice to know that all the hard work the divas put in does not go unnoticed or is appreciated!!!  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

2nd Retreat at Oakwood Inn

Good Morning Everyone,

I am posting today from beautiful Grand Bend at the lovely Oakwood Inn. It is our 2nd Scrap Booking Retreat. We are having a blast. Great food, great company and great service. I am getting lots of my projects done. As part of our goodie bags we got a new SGD T shirt. We thought  this would be a great photo opportunity.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

An Echo Park Quick Baby Card

Happy Saturday!!!

We are having fun at Oakwood and if you are not here with us we hope you can join us next time! Keep an eye on this blog to see pictures of some craft happy ladies.

I am sharing a quick card I made for a new baby girl. I added a pocket to the inside of the card by cutting a panel of pattered paper at 4.25x5.5 then cutting it diagonally and gluing just the bottom and side leaving the triangle cut side open so that the gift card could be slid inside. I used Echo Park's Bundle of Joy 'Girl' 6x6 pad  and matching die cut elements

Off to craft some more!
Cheers- Andrea

Friday, November 8, 2013

Wecome Baby!

Happy Friday!! So sorry for the horrible picture, I could not get a better one!!!
While this post comes up, we are getting ready to go to the Oakwood Inn for the retreat!!!! So exciting!!
This card is done with the new set from Just Rite, you can make it for Toonie Tuesday, November 12 at 2PM. We would love to have you!!! Bring a basic tool kit and a toonie and you are set to go.
                        Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Celebration of NEW ITEMS!!!

Over 200 fabulous new products just in!!

Enjoy store-wide savings of 20%!! 

No coupons necessary!! Two Days Only! Applies to regular priced items. Starts now & ends Thursday, November 7 @ midnight. Excluded: crops, classes, gift cards, Diva-Kits, pre-orders, clearance, retreats. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas Classes!!!

Join our amazing Diva, Laura, for one of her famous mini book workshops!! This adorable Christmas-themed mini book is perfect for gift-giving &/or a keepsake book for your own Christmas treasures! Features the gorgeous new Silver & Gold collection by BoBunny! Ideal for all levels of crafters; from beginner to advance! Make the day of it and join us for Toonie Tuesday at 2pm!
Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including paper trimmer, scissors & adhesives with them. All other materials will be supplied for you. Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during Laura's class. 

Join our amazing Diva, Kim, for a fun & creative Stamp-A-Bunch geared for all ages & levels of crafters!! Ladies, this is an ideal workshop for you and your crafty child/grandchild!! Or, come and make these precious cards for yourself!! Kim has taken care of all of the guess-work! All of the cutting and prep-work will be done ... all you have to do is assemble your cards!!
You will be making TEN adorable Christmas-themed cards; two each of five different designs. Three cards are showcased in photograph to your left! These cards are sure to bring a smile to everyone on your list!! Students are asked to bring their scissors & adhesives ... everything else will be provided for you!! Each student will receive a 20% in-store discount during Kim's workshop.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Penny Black Christmas Banners

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope everyone got to enjoy the extra hour of sleep. Today I want to show you my card for my next Wonderful Wednesday. I think it will be Nov 13. I had so much fun making this card. This Christmas Banners stamp set is designed by Penny Black.
I embossed each banner with silver embossing powder, added the silver cording and of course the bling. I also embossed the edges of the card with the silver embossing powder.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy DoodleBug Saturday!

Happy Fall!

As I love Fall colours I will be posting Fall goodies as long as I can lol!
I am also in love with Doodlebug's amazing products recently!
All my supplies except for the card base are from Doodlebug's Happy Harvest collection.
See those three colourful dots up there?
Those are Enamel Dots and they are ALL THE RAGE!
So of course I had to get some and I am so hooked!

SGD has not only the Happy Harvest collection but also the cutely spooky Halloween Parade one too. I grabbed the 6x6 pads with the matching stickers and dots and I am happily creating with them today. There are still some in stock...well at least until Sarah gets there today as she needs them now too hee hee!!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mixed Media


Happy Friday! Last week I went to Lori's Mixed Media class, what a wonderful time we had!
It is once a month and I had wanted to go earlier but every time I had something else, last week was my change and I loved it!!! The other ladies were working on their art journals but I knew I wanted to make backgrounds for my cards. This one is done with Tim Holtz paints, dylusions, some glimmermists and a stencil with dreamweavers pearly embossing much fun. Later on at  home, I inked this leaf up with again some inks and sprayed it with gold glimmermist and finished the card.
If you get a change to play with mixed media, I would say, go and enjoy!!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja