Thursday, July 31, 2014

La Bell

It has been a crazy couple of weeks but I finally had the chance to play with a few new dies that I had purchased at SGD.  
I love butterflies  and I have to tell you how pleased I am with the Wild Rose Studio Dies - Butterfly Burst Die. This beautiful die is simply stunning. 

Here is the close up of this fabulous die! Such detail! Love love love it.

I enjoy flowers but was looking for a little something extra to add to my clusters. I found this beautiful die by Memory Box Dies - Woodland Branch Die. Simple and elegant. 

More close up and details found on my blog. 

You will need these two dies for your collection! Sheila is also very understanding and is now offering 15% off! More details can be found here! 

Have a great long weekend! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Enjoy Store-Wide Savings of 15%!!

Store-Wide savings are happening right now!! 
For the next two days you will save 15% on practically everything throughout our store! Applies to regular priced, in-stock items*. Enter the code FIFTEEN (all caps) into the discount box located at the bottom of your "view cart" page. *Excluded: crops/classes, retreats, pre-orders, backorders, special orders, Diva-Made Kits, Silhouette & Big Shot. Available both on-line and here in our store! Ends Thursday, July 31 at midnight! Cannot be combined with any other coupons/discounts.
Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Derwent Inktense Card Class

Good morning everyone!!!  I don't know where the summer is going..really, anyone else feel that way?  I finally have another Derwent Inktense Card class scheduled!! 


You will be colouring the two images (very adorable stamps by My Besties) and making the complete card.  This is an intermediate to advanced class - building upon our shading techniques to bring depth & dimension to the images. I do so love the intensity you can achieve with these pencils!!

Date: Thursday, August 7 @ 6pm
Cost: $20.00 plus HST

I hope you can join me!!  Have a fantastic Tuesday!

Monday, July 28, 2014

August Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone. I wanted to share with you the layout that I designed for the Calendar Class on Sunday, August 17.

I used the Simple Stories papers from the "Good Day Sunshine" line. There are also a few points that I wanted to tell you about with this layout. First, let your paper determine the embellishments that you use. As you can see on the paper above "Hello", there are hearts, stars, and sequins. So that is how I determined to use some punched out hearts, some wooden stars and a heart, and some sequins. Also, mix up your old Thickers and colour them to match your layout. I used the Wink of Stella brushes in different areas on this layout: colouring the Thickers, colouring the word "Sunshine" on the paper above, and colouring the wooden embellishments. I love the Wink of Stella brushes and am getting quite a nice collection of colours. Below, you will see some of the other elements that I used on this layout.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Derwent and Art Journaling

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you one of my favourite techniques that I use to make my  background in my art journal. I got this technique from Terri Kahri. She has a wonderful video you can watch. I like to use Dylusions Small Creative Journal when I am working on different techniques. This is sort of like my note book of techniques.
I love using the Derwent Intense Colored Pencils to make this back ground.

Before you start you must prep your page with gesso. If you don't, your page will pill ( not sure if that is the word). You scribble over your page with your Derwent Intense Pencils. These are the colours I started with, Tangerine, Sienna Gold, Violet and Freesia. Using a baby wipe you rub your marks until they are mixed together. You let this dry and then add Sherbet and Dark Aquamarine.

I then take Dina Wakeley Turquoise paint and rub with a baby wipe to certain areas of my pages. Not too much but enough to blend the colours. 

I than used Dina Wakeley Textures stamps with different colours of her paint and stamp all over to finish off the background.

You can also use this technique to make  backgrounds for your card making. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Update on Sheila's house...

Just popping on today to share an update on Sheila's house
They went from this….

to this…

So good to see Sheila and family settled back into their beautiful home
Much love to them and to all of you for your generous support!

ps- LOVE the red door Sheila!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fun with distress inks from Tim Holtz!

Happy Friday!! The distress inks from Tim Holtz have been around for a while and for lots of us it is one of our favourites! It's very versatile and they are soooooo easy to make a nice background so that any of your dies just pop! So for TOONIE TUESDAY, July 29 at 2 PM, we are gonna do just that.
For this background I used watercolour paper and a stencil to not mud up the colours....and my finger tips...
come on out, if  you can, and join us in the fun! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Hello my creative friends! 

Today I am sharing a layout I created using a few of my favorite products. BoBunny Enchanted Garden, Prima flowers, Creative Embellishments,  Memory Box Stencil, Joy Craft Clear Stamp Butterflies , Spellbinders D-Lites Outrageous Butterfly and some Dreamweaver Embossing paste. 

This layout is based on Let's Get Sketchy Week 3

A few more close ups. 

I will be offering a class in August. Check the website for details.

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SAVE 42%!!!!!!

Out with the old; in with the new!! - Save 42%!!
YIKES ... Have you seen some of the new lines coming in!! WOW! We have to make room for all of the new collections that we simply must have! Jump over to our 12 Hour Gallery & take advantage of huge savings of 42%! Over 150 items at 42% off!! Available at these ridiculous prices only while supplies last! Available both on-line and here in our store - sold on a first come basis. Shop early for the best selection! Ends Friday, July 25 at midnight! No backorders or substitutions. Sale prices cannot be combined with any other coupons/discounts. Have fun ladies!! Be sure to check out what's new!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Have you heard???!!!!


Cari Fennell, one of Prima's Educators, is coming to teach several workshops the weekend of September 19 & 20, 2014!!
We are over the moon excited to welcome Cari to Scrappin' Great Deals!!!!!  Here is a bit of info about Cari:
"Cari Fennell has been sharing her love for scrapbooking and paper arts for over 10 years. She started recording her life through photos and paper soon after her second son was born and has never looked back. Her style has blossomed over time and it continues to do so everyday, pushing the limits of creativity to the point where there are no limits.

Currently, Cari is the Coordinator and an instructor for the Live with Prima program, which broadcasts live classes to crafters all over the world. She has also been a part of the Prima design team for over 5 years and is currently part of Prima’s education team, traveling to many venues with Prima Marketing. Some of these venues include tours throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe. She also has first hand experience teaching at large venues such as CHA, Scrapbook Expos, Events and for many local retail stores throughout the US as well.
Many of her projects have been featured in publications, catalogs and idea books all over the world, such as Creating Keepsakes Magazine, Paper Crafts Magazine and idea books for Prima Marketing.

Born and raised in upstate NY, Cari is busy raising her two beautiful boys, enjoying the good life, in a small town, surrounded by their loving family and friends."

The workshops being offered: 
Friday, Sept. 19 - Card Class $50.00 plus HST  evening class
Saturday, Sept. 20 - Layout Class $50.00 plus HST  morning class
Saturday, Sept. 20 - Christmas Card Class  $50.00 plus HST afternoon class
Saturday, Sept. 20 - Canvas Class $60.00 plus HST evening class

Here are some peaks of the projects that Cari is working on, (the projects are works in progress so they may change but these give a great peak at the projects you can expect!!)

We are accepting registration for the classes - in store or by phone, and soon the classes will be online as well!! More details will be coming soon!!!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Vintage Layout

Hi, everyone. Karen here posting my first blog ever. I feel as if I am entering the 21st century, finally. I wanted to share with you a layout that I have created for SGD with a Vintage Theme (one of my passions). I purposely left off a specific title so that anyone taking the class can design a specific title during the class. We all have such different photos that this will give you more flexibility in choosing your photos.
Here is a photo of the product that I used. Note that I didn't end up using the Butterfly Stamp and the Lindy's Embossing Powder pictured because it wasn't the correct shade once I had embossed the sentiment.
The class is on Thursday, August 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be limited kits available also. Have a good day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ultimate Crafts Summer Breeze and Lindy's Stamp Gang - Golden Angel Wings

Good Morning Everyone,

Thought for this up coming Donate to Create we should try some of the new Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder. Lindy's embossing powders are two tone, it gives you a secondary shimmer to your image. So I picked Golden Angel Wings to highlight the butterfly. I also used a new embossing folder from Ultimate Crafts- Bella Collection for my background, this one is called Summer Breeze. The butterfly is from Graphic 45 stamp set Botanical Tea.

My picture didn't give the embossed butterfly justice. Hope to see you this coming Wednesday. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another Pocket Scrapbooking page

Just wanted to pop in here today and share another of my pocket scrapbooking page that I have done. I also have to do another post in the near future with how I have been storing and organizing all my pocket cards as they can get overwhelming! Sorry for the awful photo quality- the weather is grey and yucky today. 

By the way- this was me having tea in Castle Dublin in Ireland. Best tea ever ;)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 18, 2014

For the golfer!

Happy Friday!!! A happy birthday card for the golfer in your life!! So sorry, I could not get a better picture, too much white and the shine of the glossy accents did not help. Anyhow, the embossing folder is from Ecstacy. And the design......a good friend made a similar card and I just stole her idea!! She told me I could do that, love how we can share our great ideas! You can make this card for TOONIE TUESDAY, July 22 at 2 PM, come on out, bring a basic tool kit and a toonie and you are set to go. 
Have  a great weekend, Anja

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Take A Chance On Me

Happy Thursday. 
Today I am sharing a project I created with BoBuny Somewhere In Time - Ephemera collection and Prima Riley Mixed Media Doll Stamp by Julie Nutting. Sheila has some on pre-order

Each Somewhere In Time - Ephemera contains different items. This is what my kit contained. At first I was surprised to see some of my favorite BoBunny collection pieces. Until I realized this is the best of the best of my favorite collection pieces. 

I love these stamps. My daughter loves all the fun designs too!

Keep an eye on the up coming pre-orders from SGD

Have a great day

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Save 30% with our 12 Hour Special

Wowzers, do we have the deals for you!!  Jump over to our 12 Hour Gallery and save 30% on fabulous products!!  Available at these blow-out prices only while supplies last!  Check back often over the next few days, as you just never know what you'll find at savings of 30%!!  Available both on-line and here in our store - sold on a first come basis.  Limited quantities - we cannot guarantee availability & will contact you should an item be sold out.  Shop early & often for the best selection! Ends Friday, July 18 at midnight!  No backorders or substitutions.  Sale prices cannot be combined with any other coupons/discounts. 
Have fun ladies!!   

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Join our media-crazed Divas, Lori & Kim, as they continue to explore the world of mixed media!! This art-form is all the rave and our Divas simply LOVE it!! Together we will play and experiment with different mediums, masks, stamps, techniques and so much more!! 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!!

Come and play with sprays, inks, gels, pastes, stencils, textures, stamps & soooo much more! Don't forget your Art Journaling Book (suitable for mixed media). We recommend Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Art Journal. Also recommended for this workshop is a Craft Mat and baby wipes. Come prepared to get messy!! Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the workshop. Register today & discover Mixed Media for yourself!!

Friday, July 18 starting at 6pm 
Ideal for all levels of crafters aged 15+

Monday, July 14, 2014

JULY Calender Layout Class!!

Join our diva Karen to create this Canadian iconic double layout! Proud to be Canadian! The layout was designed with Canada Day festivities in mind! Picnics, parades, BBQ's ... !! Karen will introduce you to new techniques & products suitable for all crafting projects! Kit option is available for this class!!

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including paper trimmer, scissors, adhesives, pop-dots, etc. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during Karen's workshop. Bonus - those attending nine or more of Karen's calendar classes will receive a special 50% discount on the purchase of one 12x12 album of your choice!!

Sunday, July 20: 1:30 - 3:30pm 
 Ideal for all levels of crafters!

Also available as a kit!!! Click here to register online or order a kit!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Denim & Daisies Stamp and Die Set

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you this Wednesday, Donate to Create Card. I used the stamp and die set, Denim and Daises from Paper Smooches.  This is such a cute set. The paper is from Graphic 45 new line Erie Tale Enchantment. Love Love this paper. The colours are beautiful. Then I had to add bling, buttons and some dots with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

  Inside the card I added a 4x5 piece of card stock and the extra little pieces from my die cuts. This way you  can stamp or write a sentiment. 


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


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bo Bunny and a Saturday Sale!

Andrea here sharing two cards I made using the delicious new line from Bo Bunny called Enchanted Garden. I used some stamps from my stash and whipped these babies up in no time! I also added the butterfly die cut using an awesome die I got from SGD. Seriously- I think they have every die known to man! Check out this Bo Bunny line while you can- I'm personally hoarding some of it hee hee. 

Also…a great sale today!

Save 22% on Stamps & Spellbinders!!
One day only!!
Take advantage of Super Saturday Savings!!
Save 22% on Spellbinders!
Save 22% on Stamps!
Savings are automatic - no coupons necessary!
Ends Saturday, July 12 at midnight!

Applies to regular-priced in-stock items.
Excluded: pre-orders, clearance, special/prior orders & backorders

Available in-store & online!
Weekend Store Hours:
Saturday: 10am - 5pm & Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Shop 24/7 online!

Be sure to check out what's new!

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Christmas in July!

Happy Friday! Christmas in July.....have you started  your Christmas cards yet? I haven't, I wish, every year I have such good intentions and I admire the people who make a couple cards each month...oh, to be so organized!!
We have some ideas for you, this card is done with a Marianne die, IO stamp and Tim Holtz sentiment.
And some glass glitterbeads, but that't hard to see in the picture.
This is the card for Toonie Tuesday, July 15 at 2 PM. Bring a toonie and a basic tool kit and you are set to go! Would love to have you join us! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Somewhere In Time

Hello my scrappy friends. Today I am sharing a layout I created with the new BoBunny line Somewhere in Time. 

I love the rich colors of this paper collection. 

I used my new Fiskar punch. Along with some new Die cuts. 

Cannot live without my Butterfly punch. 

Have a fabulous Thursday.