Sunday, May 31, 2015

Zentangle Inspired Art

Good Morning Everyone,

I would like to share with you today my  Zentangle Inspired Art in my Art Journal. I used the Bloom Girl Stamp "Sharon' to start my page. I love the art journal pages that the people have drawn faces but I  can not draw but with the help with the Prima Bloom girls stamps I can now have faces on my pages.

I coloured the butterflies with the new Dylusion Paints from Rangers. These paints are so nice to work with.  I really enjoyed working on this page. Found it very relaxing.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tim Holtz's new Distress Ink pads are here!

SGD wants to let you know that you can now get the newest colours of Distress Ink here!

Fossilized Amber
Twisted Citron

In case you haven't seen these two fabulous colours in action check out Tim's videos and colour charts below!

Friday, May 29, 2015

More watercolouring.......

Happy Friday! I can't wait for this stamp set to come in, so many ideas to teach a class with this whole set.
Luckily enough, I already have it so the class plans are on the way....It's a Penny Black set.
For this card , I stamped the images in a light colour distress ink, old paper, and then I took some distress ink markers, mustard seed, dusty concord, mild lavender, fired brick, peeled paint and forest moss, just scribble them on your craft mat so you can pick them  up with a fine paint brush.
Since the images where stamped first, I have a guide where to put the colour. For this card I did use watercolour paper. When I was happy with the result, I sponged on some peeled paint, forest moss and finally a touch of black soot in the corners and around the whole card. When it was all dry, I took a small sponge and dabbed on some tumbled glass around the flowers which I then spreaded out with a wet tooth brush.  The sentiment is embossed in black and I messed it up a little bit, its important that all your work is dry before you do this, otherwise the embossing powder will stick to places where you don't want it.(ask me how I know this, lol)
So to make up for this, I scribbled some black distress marker on a block, spritzed it with water and splattered on some black dots. The whole panel is mounted on a piece of shiny black paper and a cream card base.
Hope you like it! Give this technique a try, so easy and fun. Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I am in the mood for ......

Time to change up the mood! This month my mood said .... SKETCH!!! 

Today we have a fabulous sketch from Kristine Davidson. I love playing along with Creative Scrappers sketch! 

And now for our guest designer Janis. 

"Hi...My name is Janis Woolbright and I live in rural Idaho with my  husband, our grown "kids" and 4-1/2 year old granddaughter....and our 20+  cats!!  :)  I have been paper crafting since the kids were small, but only  have been serious about it (*read: bought zillions of dollars of craft  supplies!!!*) in the last few years.  I am primarily a cardmaker, but  recently have been experimenting with art journal pages, too.  I would love  for you to visit my blog:  Her Peaceful Garden  Thank you, Scrappin' Great  Deals, for inviting me to be a guest designer this month!!"

Such an awesome take on the sketch. 

This past weekend we spent a lovely weekend at the 5th annual SGD retreat!!! 
We revealed the sketch as part of the event and had some very amazing layouts submitted!!!!

Take a look at these fabulous layouts! 

Our challenge winner Martha





And a great card too: 


Thank you ladies so much for sharing your talent with us today! 

 The winner, selected at random, will receive a $20 gift card to Scrappin Great Deal's and be our featured guest designer for the following month! 

The rules: 1. Have Fun. Be inspired. 2. Tell us how the mood board inspired you.  3. In the comment section leave a Link up to your specific blog post. (just not your general blog). Mention that you are participating in the Scrappin Great Deal Mood Board. If posting your creation to facebook, pinterest, twitter please use the hashtag #scrappingreatdealsmood.   4. Don't have your own blog? Send your name and picture of your creation to and a short description of how you were inspired. (in the subject line indicate #scrappingreatdealsmood or leave a link to your blog post in the comments.   5. Projects have to be new as of today's date. (No back linking please)  6. Contest is open till July 15th , midnight.  

Hope you will play along!  Thank you to our special guest Janis!  
(Stay tuned for our winner from last month!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer by the Sea

Hey!  Vicki here!

I wanted to share how wonderful  Impression Obsession Stamps can work for Scrapbooking! I created this Ocean themed page. The photograph captured one of many beautiful sunsets I enjoyed while in Grenada last winter. I used stamps to create the background textures for the base and panels behind my main image. 

The stamps I used included


I adhered my picture to the Layout and used Pier Posts to create an interesting embellishment. I gave the post a little more dimension by stamping it twice, cutting out the hemp wrap and adhering it to the main image with silicone! Every Pier Post needs a Bird so I added the tall Heron from the Shore Birds die collection. Finally I finished off the layout by adding the

Summer in Verse sentiment as my title. {yes, I used this one on last challenge! It's one of my faves!

Flower and Ribbon by Prima Marketing!

I was very pleased with the way that the layout turned out and hope that you enjoy it too!  If you are interested in any of these products, Sheila would be glad to get them in for you~

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 25, 2015

"June" Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone. I spent some time this past weekend working on the next layout for the Calendar class and kept thinking about how quickly the month of May has gone. For the "June" class, I used these papers from the Jillibean "Summer Red Raspberry Soup" Collection as well as the Lawn Fawn "Lemon Polka" paper. Sheila just brought in a selection from Lawn Fawn that are great papers for backgrounds in your layouts. Here is some of the product that I used:

I also got out my Tim Holtz sprayer to mist the doilies and used some of the new Lindy's Pearl Embossing Powder. Here is the layout:

Have a great week, everyone!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Skywriting and Branching Out

Good Morning Everyone,

Kim here, reporting from the beautiful Oakwood Inn in Grand Bend. Another great weekend with SGD. Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I used one of the new stamp set from Memory Box called Skywriting. Along with the stamp I used  the Branching Out die which is also from Memory Box.

This is a technique that I have not used for a long time. I punched out a circle from a post it note and placed on my card stock before I stamp with Versafine onyx black . Then I take my Punice Stone distress ink and distress all over the stamp area. When you lift of the circle, Voila you have a moon. I added the branches and the birds. The birds are from IO.

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fun with the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool

Andrea here with a FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC video using the Photo Fuse tool. A huge thank you to Stephanie at the blog 'Stephanie makes' for letting us show it on our blog. For those of you who are project lifers like me her blog is chock full of information and inspiration. 

Want a Fuse tool of your own?

Before I go I just want to wish a happy crafting weekend to all those at SGD's Spring retreat!

Happy Crafting, 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pop pop poppy.......

Happy Friday!! So in love with this Penny Black stamp, pop pop poppy!! I inked it up with some distress markers, sprayed the stamp with water and  stamped. Then I took a small paint brush and sprayed some water on my craft mat and went back in with a wet brush, to soften the lines. I also put on some speckles with the paint brush and sponged on some barn door distress ink in the corners. The whole panel is put on a white card base with pop up dots.
A lot of people are going on SGD' s retreat in the Oakwood Inn, they will have a fabulous time!!!
For those of you who are not going.....(me included), I hope you get some time to be crafty at home.
                                                Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Making my own backgrounds ....

Hello my friends a short post today. Sharing a layout I created with my Prima Color Bloom, Lindy's Stamp Gang and my Gelato's! I love creating my own backgounds. 

Love the bright color of the Peony Spray. 

Mix a little gelato and have some fun!

A little shine from the Lindy's Stamp Gang

I am thrilled with how this turned out! 
Looking forward to the SGD retreat! 

Don't forget to about the special on Tim going on at the store right now! See here for details. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Check out this adorable camping/outdoor-themed 12x12 Scrapbooking Kit by Scrappin' Sheila! Ideal for your fun camping/outdoor photos! We think Bella Blvd is rockin' it this year with their adorable new lines! This kit is suitable for all levels of crafters, aged 15+! You will be working with fun Invisibles! You will receive materials, photograph & easy to follow instructions. (Not included: brown ink) Limited number available - once sold out, they are gone!

This is scrapbooking the fun & easy way!! Let our amazing kits help you get those albums done!

Monday, May 18, 2015

"The Story of Us" Kit

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope that you are enjoying this last day of the long weekend. Today, I wanted to show you a kit that I have been working on entitled "The Story of Us" using the paper collection of the same name from Simple Stories. I love anything with Black and White and when you throw in a bit of gold, it is even better. I also used some Tim Holtz Spray and Ink in Antique Linen and I loved the Crystal Flourishes from Zva Creations. What I enjoyed most was working with the 12 x 12 Resist Canvas from Prima. I hope you like the kit.

Here is some of the product that I used:

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dylusions Paints

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is one of my projects that I have been working on this weekend. Had so much fun doing this page. I was so excited to use my Dylusions paints. They are so nice to use. You can watch Dyna Reaveleys video here to see how she applies her paints. I got the idea from Nika in Wonderland, this is her you tube video for her page. I loved working along with Nika to make my page. Along with the paints I also used Dyan"s Shattered stencil. I  used some embossing paste with the stencil, along with the paints to give it some dimensions.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, May 16, 2015


Sorry to be a couple of days late but we now have some BLOG CANDY WINNERS to announce!!!  Thanks to everyone who left comments on our post!  It looks like Summer Vibe is the line most are looking forward to arriving!  Now on to the winners!!! 

The winner of the Simple Stories SO RAD Collection Pack: 

It's hard to pick because they are all are so great, but I think I have to go with So Rad, as the colours look like boy pages to me and I really need to get some boy scrapbooking done!


The winner of the Simple Stories SO FANCY Collection Pack:

Tough to pick a favourite since I love them all! I think I will go with So Fancy though since I have so many fabulous girls in my life!!

The winner of the Simple Stories SUMMER VIBES Collection Pack:

I have had my eye on Summer Vibes since it's reveal. Fingers crossed. Thanks so much for the blog candy!

Barb N.


CONGRATULATIONS Barb, Tracey & Jacqui!!!!!  Please contact Sheila at to arrange for collecting your candy!!!!!  Thanks again everyone!!!  Keep an eye on the blog this week for your chance to win again!!!!  Have a great holiday weekend!!!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Prima stamps and flowers

Happy Friday! Today I made a card with the coffee stain stamps from Prima, and left over flowers from Prima, I had different sizes and colours and I mixed them all together. So for the background I stamped the medium stamp from the set all over a cream piece of cardstock, I put bronze gelato on the stamp and misted it with water and started stamping without putting more ink on, some memento brown on the edges of the card. Some green leaves were added after I layed out my flowers and of course a few pearls, lol!
The sentiment ( die from Dee Distinctiveley) was cut from creme paper and I sponged on some brown. The card base is kraft. Hope you like it, time for me to stock up on some more flowers!
                                                           Till  next time, Anja

Thursday, May 14, 2015


I am in love with my Gelato's! 
This is the latest set that I have purchased, 
 and I LOVE them. 

Here is a layout I created with my pastel and bright Gelato's. 
I cut a bit off the end and mixed with water. 

Today is a short post as I am packing for our Spring retreat!!!! 
Don't forget to play along with our mood board! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday!!

Ladies, if you love to make cards, you will simply LOVE our Wonderful Wednesday's!! Every Wednesday at 1pm, join one of our talented Divas and create a beautiful card!! Something new and exciting every week! Crafters of all levels are welcome!! Learn techniques, tips, new products & so much more; all while enjoying the company of fabulous fellow-crafters!! We always have so much fun and would love to have you join us! No need to register - simply bring your scissors & adhesives, along with $4 and be ready to craft!! Enjoy in-store specials every Wednesday!

Today, you will be making a gorgeous butterfly card with "Diva Laura"! Matching envelope included too!

Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00pm - All levels of crafters welcome!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Did you know.....

.........about our Pre-Order Opportunities??  

If you don't, you SHOULD!!!!! Pre-orders are products that have not yet arrived in our store, that you available to purchase at a discounted price!!!  Right now we have over 400 items available for Pre-Ordering, at a savings of up to 25%!!! We are now accepting pre-orders for the following listed products:
Once inventory arrives, your pre-order will receive priority processing. Each pre-order (company) has a different date of arrival. Each pre-order for each different company (collection) must be on a separate order. Do not include other products with your pre-order unless you would like to wait for your pre-orders to arrive in stock. Thanks! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

"May" Calendar Class

Hi, everyone! I wanted to share with you the layout that I will be doing for the "May" Calendar Class on Sunday, May 24. I loved the bright colours of the "Colour Chaos" Collection from Bella Blvd and especially loved all "Invisibles" that Sheila brought in to go with the line. I loved the pale Blue Dot invisibles and the fact that I could highlight them with the pale Blue Enamel Dots.

Thanks for looking and I hope that you have a great week.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope everyone is having a great day. Want to share with you a card  that I made for Mother's Day. As you can tell I love using the new paper line from My Mind's Eye called Fancy That. I have also used this butterfly before from Memory Box called Lunnette. Then I added some of the embellishments from Fancy That paper line to add a little bling to the card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Saturday, May 9, 2015

New Distress Color: May 2015!!!!

Love this new BRIGHT colour!
Another great one Tim!

Before I go I just want to remind you to scroll down and enter to win our amazing blog candy

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, May 8, 2015

Paints, dylusions and Tim Holtz's flower stamp

Happy Friday! This week at Technique Tuesday we played with Tim Holtz distress paints so for today's card I started with a piece of bristol smooth paper and put on a layer of peeled paint distress paint, sprayed it with water and dabbed a sponge on it. After it was dry, I added some calypso teal Dylusions and dabbed my sponge in it. The nice feature about the paints is, once it is dry it won't change even if you spray it with water or dylusions, glimmermist you name it. 
I then stamped the flower twice and embossed it with a dark blue embossing powder, I thought I grabbed a black, oh well , surprise! My plan was to colour the leaves with the white Sharpie, great plan, till I messed up by shaking the pen above my work, a big white ink spot, so I dabbed it and rubbed it with a paper towel.
At last I added some more green paint and rubbed that too with a wet paper towel and voila, I was done!
I had a totally different plan, but I like the result, hope you do too! 
                           Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Scrappin' Sheila realized it has been a bit since our last BLOG CANDY and she is feeling generous!!!  

We have some SIMPLE STORIES COLLECTION KITS to give away!!!!  There are three new collections up for PRE-ORDER and we are going to give away one 12x12 Collection Kit for each new collection!!!


All you have to do to win one of these amazing collection kits is to leave a comment on the blog post letting us know which collection is your favourite!!!  We will select three winners randomly from all the comments! One comment per person please!! You have until next Wednesday, May 13th at midnight to comment.  The winners will be selected next Thursday!!  


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gone FIshing!

In honour of National Scrapbooking Day, I thought I ought to create a layout

I also received a whack of Goodies from Scrappin' Great Deals, Including this great BO Bunny Forever Young assortment! Such fun and Lively Paper!!!

This is  my son Jon around 2002


Bo Bunny Forever Young Collection


The rest of the paper is actually pieces from The  Ephemera Kit

I combined zig zag and Straight stitches to adhere the papers

The cool black chipboard shapes are also from the Ephemera Kit

Lastly, since I found the base paper a little stark, I took my Fan Brush and added splatters with

Dylusions  Paint in Vibrant Turquoise and Black

See you soon!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We have a new DIVA!!!!!

We would like to welcome the newest DIVA to our team!!! 


Scrappin' Great Deals is thrilled to welcome Gale to our incredible group of Divas!! Gale's background and passion with art, shines in all she creates! You will fall in love with her joy in sharing her works of art with others. Join Gale for her first workshop with us ... this stunning "This is Love" wooden frame workshop!! 


 This is a mixed-media based class where you will be working with paints, textures, various mediums & materials ... !! You have to see this frame to believe it! Makes such a thoughtful gift!! Gale has TWO workshop times to choose from! Just click on the links to register online!!

Thursday, May 14 starting at 6pm

Tuesday, May 26 starting at 6pm

(Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including: paper trimmer, Craft Mat, liquid adhesive such as Tombow, a heat gun (one will be on hand to share if you do not have one), Glossy Accents, fine-tipped scissors. You may also wish to bring some baby wipes &/or paper towels. Dress to get messy! Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during Gale's workshop. Class fee includes gorgeous 12.25"x13.75" solid wood frame made and pre-painted by Gale. If you would like a different colour for your frame/background, please let us know at least 4 days prior to class and Gale would be happy to accommodate your requests.)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kid's Craft for Mother's Day

Good morning, all. Today, I wanted to tell you about an upcoming craft that I will be doing for Mother's Day. We will be creating this Photo Frame/Note Pad craft on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until noon. The back of the frame is magnetic. To create this craft, the children will be using paper punches, a bone folder, and stamps. If they could bring their own two-sided adhesive, that would help. Please sign up no later than Thursday, May 7 before 5 p.m. as I will need a count for the Photo Frame and the Note Pads. There is no age limit for this craft, although younger children may need a parent's assistance.

Have a great week, everyone.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!

It's Time!
Time for National Scrapbook Day
Where crafters unite in gluey goodness and play with paper together!

SGD is having a huge crop to celebrate
if you weren't one of the lucky few to snap a spot
there is still a deal to be had!


We have a massive selection to choose from!!  Visit our Paper Gallery and save 30%!  Applies to regular-priced, individual sheets of 12x12 designer paper featured in our Paper Gallery!  Sorry, no backorders or substitutions. No coupons necessary! Excluded: pre-orders, clearance, orders already placed.  Please allow extra time for order processing for this very popular event. Shop in-store or on-line.  Ends Saturday, May 2 at midnight

Join us for cake & raffles!  
Not scrapbooking today? Stop by and join us for cake & a fabulous raffle table with prizes valued up to $100!!  Saturday, May 2nd!  See you there!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

One more...

Happy Friday! Sharing my fourth card for my upcoming mixed media workshops, you can register HERE and HERE. This one is bright and colourful! I left it without a sentiment, so by the time you need it, you can stamp one you need. This week there was no crafting time for me, but tomorrow is NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!!!! So that means I have to get some craft time, lol! Hope you will get some time too!
                                              Till next time, Anja