Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Girls are the Prettiest!

Happy Monday!!! Here is an upcoming diva kit!!  Watch for it coming soon!!!  I just have to finish the instructions!!  I used the very lovely line Classique Elegant by Authentique! (Our divas love this line!)  Have a fantastic day!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday

Good Morning Everyone,

For this up coming Wonderful Wednesday we will making a card with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Collection. We will be using the Love notes as our base of our design. These Love notes make a quick and easy card. You can make a total of 6 cards out of one sheet.

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


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Copic blender solution fun with the Copic Community Club

Last night was our monthly meet up for the Copic Community Club. We meet on the last Friday of each month and learn some copic skills, colour and laugh. A lot of laughing! Last night we focused on some of the cool things you can do with the Blender solution. Using a washcloth, canvas and jean material and the blender solution we could make different textures. Also putting the solution on stamps and pressing down on coloured areas made the coolest impressions! I think the biggest hit was learning how to use the chisel end of your blender pen to make 'bricks' and make realistic fences!

We next meet on April 25th from 6-8 pm. This is for ALL skill levels as the main purpose is to use our copics and have fun together! Feel free to sign up and join us. Be warned- we really do laugh all night long!

Cheers, Andrea

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A sneak peek!

Happy Friday! My craft room is a big mess and somewhere in there I am working on my second card kit! This is one of the four cards for the kit, which should be available soon! Hope you like it, and that you will check the website soon for my upcoming kit. Have a great day, Anja

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Classique Elegant

Happy Thursday! Only 57 days till the SGD Retreat. Well actually I never sleep the night before as I am always so excited so maybe I can say 56?

Today I am sharing a page I made with Authentique - Classique Elegant papers. I am normally a one page layout kind of girl but this time tried a double page. 

Love the Petaloo flowers, especially the white one's that you can ink up to match your layout. I used Tim Holtz Wild Honey ink for the flowers and paper edges. 

I love flower clusters and using all the various pattern papers. 

I also decided to do a little mix media by using Dreamweaver embossing paste. I colored it a little before applying to my stencil to have a color match. 

Here are a few more close ups of this amazing paper collection! 

Have a great week.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bonus Magazine + Save 30% on Embellishments & Stickers!

Two Days Only!! Jump on over to our massive Embellishment & Sticker Gallery and save 30%!! 

Plus, purchases of $20+ (before taxes) will receive the newest edition of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, while supplies last (limit one bonus magazine per customer). We have 100 magazines to give away! Applies to regular priced, in-stock items. Excluded: crops, classes, pre-orders, diva-made kits, clearance, backordered items, retreats. Ends Thursday, March 27 @ midnight Be sure to check out what's new!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A little Random Act of Kindness

We often get the most lovely emails from our incredible customers and we thought we would share one today. 

"Just want to give a big heartfelt thank you for all you do! The garage sale this weekend was wonderful, as usual. It is so great to have an outlet like that to buy some new treasures and get some great deals, and pass on our no longer needed items to another good home! It is organized and run so well. A special thank you to Sheila, who, at the checkout offered me a free scrapbook magazine, but when I graciously declined, knowing I'm more of a card maker, she made the effort to find me a card design book instead! That little extra, that goes above and beyond is really what makes all of you at SGD's so fabulous! You deserve to know what a great job you all do, and that it is appreciated! So, Thank you!! Shelley"

Thank YOU Shelley!!  We love hearing that our efforts our recognized!! Shelley, there is a little special gift for you at the front counter the next time you come in!!!  And thank you again!! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Optimistic about Spring!!

Derwent Inktense Card Class

Here are the two cards we will be making at my class this coming Saturday from 1pm - 4pm.  Thank you to the ladies who already signed up without seeing any samples!!! You can click here to register online for the class! 

I am also having a Derwent 101 in the morning if anyone wants to give the pencils a try!!  You will LOVE them!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Distress Class 102

Good Morning Everyone,

I finally got my cards done for my Distress Class 102. In my last year class, Distress 101, we  did tags up using the different techniques with distress inks, markers, stains and the alcohol inks. Well this time you will be making 3 cards using these techniques.

Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks

Hope you can join me on Monday April 7. You can register here. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Garage Sale Day is here!!!!

(These pictures are from today- look at those awesome ladies braving the weather to line up before we had opened- hope they got some amazing finds!)

SGD's Customer Garage Sale!!
Mark your calendars & plan to join us for one of the best garage sales ever!!
And 15%off Store-Wide!
Saturday, March 22: 9am – 5pm  &  Sunday, March 23: 10am – 4pm
We ask that if you can bring an item to donate to the London Food Bank that would be appreciated. 
SHOPPERS attending our Garage Sale .... All garage sale items are TAX-FREE.  You are welcome to shop using cash, Visa, Mastercard or Debit.   All items purchased from the garage sale are final sale.  Payment for garage sale items cannot be made using a SGDs gift card.  And remember, on Sunday several Vendors will have marked down what is remaining in their boxes by 25% or 50% ... !!!    This is a win-win for everyone!!! 

So grab your coat and shoes and come grab some of the amazing deals!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring is here!!

Happy Friday!!! Spring is here, that's what the calendar let's bring out the flowers!!! I created this card with the lovely dies from Memory Box, a stencil, some distress ink and a sentiment from Just Rite. It is the card for the next Toonie Tuesday, March 25 at 2 pm. Come on out and join us, if you can, please bring a toonie and a basic tool kit.

And don't forget that tomorrow our GARAGE SALE starts at 9 PM, lots and lots of boxes filled with goodies!!

Till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring layout

Good morning, 

Happy First Day of Spring??? Did not know that snow was part of spring :( Today I am sharing a layout made with MME collection. I love this collection!  I love this collection as it is versatile, and can be for masculine or feminine layout. 

I added dimension with buttons, hearts and MS butterfly (still one of my favorites)

Background stamping and extra's from my stash. 

I can't tell you how much I love the Corrugated words from Jillibean soup! 

Hope you have a fabulous first day of spring :) 


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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This Saturday & Sunday!! Only four more sleeps until the greatest garage sale ever!! Shoppers - all garage sale items are tax-free and you are welcome to shop with cash, Visa, Mastercard or Debit!! And remember, on Sunday, many Vendors will have marked down what is left by 25-50%!! Well worth checking out both Saturday & Sunday! Two days of deal upon deal upon deal!!! This is one garage sale you don't want to miss!! Visit our store or click here for more details

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Prima Stencils!!!

Have you seen them??  12x12 beauties!!! 

Kim and I used a few at our Art Journal class last Friday night, along with Viva Decor Inka Gold paints. I used the Princess stencil, selectively using only a few of the words, and rubbed Platinum paint through the stencil.. Here is the stencil:

 and here is my journal: 

 The background was made with Distress stains (Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans and Concord Grape)  I then used some more Inka Gold paint (Cobalt Blue, Jade & Violet), through a Tim Holtz bubble stencil.

I'm not quite done with it yet, but so far so good!!  Have a great day - go out there and get messy!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

SGDs Copic Event!

Save 25% on Copic Markers before prices go up!

We've been advised the cost of Copic Markers will be increasing April 1st. Now is the time to stock up & save 25% on Sketch Markers, Refills, Storage ... !

Ends tonight, Monday, March 17 at midnight!
This is the final Copic promotion before price increases take effect April 1st. Please allow extra time for order processing for this very popular event!!!

I found this little gem from our Irish diva Andrea, an older card but she's a beauty!!!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Gelli Plate Cards

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the wonderful sunshine out there. Today I want to show you the 4 cards that you will be making using the Gelli Plate. This is a fun way to make your own back ground paper for your cards or scrap booking pages. For this class you don't have to have a Gelli Plate, we will be providing them but if you have one you can bring it along to play with. All you need for this class is your basic tool kit. What a fun and great way to make 4 cards.

You can register here. We have 2 dates for this class. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Saturday- Video Tutorial by Prima Marketing

Happy Saturday!
No creation from me today as my craft room is in bits!
I am purging like mad getting ready for the Garage Sale next Saturday
and like a crazy woman I thought I would reorganize my craft room at the same time!
At least it is helping me decide what to keep and what to sell

I saw on today's daily sale the uber adorable Megan Doll Stamp by Prima
I love them but was never sure what to do with them
or the big tags I bought previously as well…
so over to YouTube I go!
Now of course I need more Prima stuff hee hee

I hope you enjoy this video by Prima today- I feel inspired!
Now to get this craft room finished ;)

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hello Sweet Baby!

Happy Friday!! Look what the stork is bringing.....a sweet baby, lol! Love this die from Impression Obsession, so easy to make a cute baby card! Paired with some designer paper and clouds from Memory Box, this is the card for the next Toonie Tuesday, March 18 at 2 PM. For a toonie you can come and join us in the fun of making this card, please bring a basic tool kit.
                                                 Hope you can join us, till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oh Marion

 Good morning! Well that was enough snow for me yesterday. 
Today I am sharing my family layout created with the Marion Smith line. I love the soft color pallet of this line. 

 There are so many possibilities with this paper.( I love pretty papers)

I had a ball inking, distressing and stamping. Working layers upon layers. Hope you can join me on Saturday March 15th.  You can register hereI will also show you how to achieve the distress look with the Prima Distressing Tool.  This is a must have tool. 

Have a fabulous day! Don't forget to check out the 12 hour special! I think after all the snow I shoveled yesterday I will treat myself to new scrapping goodies.

Have a great day


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Save 30% on select Christmas-themed items and 50% on Designer Christmas Paper featured in our  

Be sure to keep checking back as we continue to add items to this very special promotion! You won't believe the deals! Shop early and often for best selection - available only while supplies last!! Sold on a first come basis both in-store and on-line. No coupons necessary, savings are automatic & simply fabulous!! Sorry, no backorders or substitutions. 

Ends Friday, March 14 @ midnight! Have fun!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New Kits by our Scrappin' Divas!!!!

Let us help you get your kits into your albums ... your way, the easy way with our Diva-Designed Kits!! Limited Edition - once sold out they are gone!! Click on the pictures below to order these amazing kits!!!!

 "Time Flies" by Diva Matilda!

"Life is Good" by Scrappin' Sheila

"Autumn Colours" by Scrappin' Sheila

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sad Face

Good morning!!!  I got the chance to play on Saturday at the all day crop!!!  So much fun!!  Here is one of the layouts I did.  We just got in the brand spanking new line "Botanical Tea" from Graphic 45!! LOVE!!  And just to show you that even though it has lots of lovely pink flowers....have a look at the reverse sides of the paper to see more browns that worked perfectly for my little guys layout!  I mixed up the Graphic 45 with a new line from MME - Now & Then.  Love the greens and browns....with a little dash of pink - never be afraid to use pink with your boys!!!   The pink alpha letters were also from the MME line -

You get 4 different colours, different words.... I totally had to have this!!  I hope you have a fantastically creative day!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bunny Love Wonderful Wednesday

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is the card we will be making this up coming Wednesday. This card was designed by Impression Obsession with their Bunny Love stamp. These bunnies are so cute.

Sorry for the dark nest in the picture but I wanted you to see the cute bunnies.

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


Saturday, March 8, 2014

MME and Paper Smooches card fun

Andrea here with a quick card using MME's newest collection and a new Paper Smooches set Scripty Sayings.  I have long adored the little metal pins or 'flair' that I have seen kicking around and finally cracked and bought some when I saw 'Now and Then' set. I used some matching washi tape from the collection as well as some small note cards. I used the Paper smooches set to add my celebrate sentiment and then I was done!

What will you make today?
Cheers, Andrea

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thank you with Memory Box!

Happy Friday!! It is a little warmer than it keep the spring cards coming and the weather might get the hint that it is time to change into something warmer!!
I love those colours, can you tell, I promise I will use different colours on my next card. My mojo was gone, but it's back, it feels so good to be creative.
This card is for Toonie Tuesday, March 11 at 2 PM, bring a toonie and a basic tool kit and join us if you can, no need to register. 
The die is from Memory Box, butterfly and borderpunch Martha Stewart, flowers from Impression Obsession, so many new products to choose from, they just keep coming!
                                                  Till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Good morning! 

Hope you are having a fabulous day. First,  I will admit that I have an addiction to paper! I can't hide it ... I've tried. Yes, Valentine's Day was a couple of weeks ago but who could resist this line  by Doodlebug-Designs. This line is a perfect mix for journaling and capturing those sweet pictures of your valentine's.

I love the valentine's tickets! These tickets are double sided, if you are not into the mushy, the reverse side will be perfect for you. So many possibilities.


Does Love really go out of season?!? I know my love of paper doesn't ... and well I also had the chance to try out my new Tim Holtz Mini's.

I love these Distress Inks! You will need these! Just sayin'

Thanks for stopping by.
 Have a great day