Saturday, October 31, 2015

Join Andrea this coming Wonderful Wednesday!

Come join me at SGD this coming Wed at 1pm
We will make this cute reindeer card!
Bring your liquid glue along with regular adhesive

See you then!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Colour bursts are on the way......

Happy Friday! The colour bursts from Ken Oliver are almost here....... Little bottles with watercolour powder that will give you lots of colour and so much more! Lots of things you can do with them and this coming Tuesday, November 2 at 1 PM we will use the red one to make this cute card, I will also show you some things you can do with those powders.
Hope you can join us for this Technique Tuesday, no need to register just bring a basic tool kit and $2.
                                              Till next time, Anja

Pages of a mini Album

Happy Thursday! Lynn here sharing a few pages from a mini album I made. 

I love this Bo Bunny paper so very much!

This is also the first time I tried Deco Art - Media Texture Sand Paste! WoW what a great product! Feels like real sand, dries beautifully and goes on very nice with a pallet knife. 

This Tim Holtz Stacked Stars Bigz Die is my favorite!

Thank you for stopping by! 
Don't forget the 12 hour sale!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Same Product...Three Unique Cards!!!

We are sharing some of Judy's cards today to inspire you all!!! Here are three lovely Christmas Cards that use the same products but have three distinct looks!  We love to see that happen!!  We all need to know how to make the most of our stash!! 


Main items used:
Copic Markers
Neenah Cardstock for base

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Good Morning! Originally I shared this post on my blog for Thanksgiving!

For most of you that know me, you know I look to the positive and realize the many ways that I have been blessed each and every day. I'm thankful for my family, my work, my creativity and the friends and acquaintances that i've had the opportunity to make through paper crafting.

There is no love greater than that of the relationship between man and his best friend. My Boy and his dog. Pets offer unconditional love to their family, as do Mothers to their children. I love my Son and my little Fur Baby Sydney! They both bring joy to my life, along with frustration, worry, laughter and sometimes tears, but I wouldn't trade either of the two for the world!

I created this layout with papers from an older line of Doodlebug Design.  You can find them in the clearance bin at Scrappin' Great Deals The line is called Sweetheart and the papers  are 4050 Heartthrob and 4043 Secret admirer.  i'm sure if you called the store, they could add them to you order if you wished to recreate the layout.  If you lift the "you're so tweet" layer, you will find a spot for embellishing! I added some Sugarplum Enamel Glossy Sticker dots to give the layout just a little more texture! You can find those in the SGD online store HERE

Lastly, I'm Thankful for the opportunity to share my creations with you and the fact that you continue to visit my blog!  Have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 26, 2015

November Calendar Class

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I wanted to show you the layout that we will be doing in the November Calendar Class. I used the Bo Bunny Collection called "Provence". I always find November is a difficult time to come up with a layout because you don't always know what the weather will be like that month. So I decided to focus on the Clocks in this collection and use them as part of the title for "Sweater Time".

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Plush Bundle Snowman

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I used this die last weekend making a stuffed paper snowman. This weekend I used it to make a card. The die is called Plush Bundle Snowman from Memory Box. Instead of stitching the snowman, I did faux stitching with a fine black sharpie. You could go a step farther and stitched around with fine wool. I thought this would make a cute kids card.The designer paper is from Bella Blvd, the line is called Christmas Cheer. 

If you can join me this Wonderful Wednesday please bring your basic tool kit and a fine tip marker. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, October 24, 2015


Sheila has one of these in stock!
I bought one and love love love it
I adore the look of foil on my projects
For more videos to see it in action just type Heidi Swapp Minc into your search bar
and I bet you become as obsessed as I am!

Cheers! Andrea

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hot glue technique

Happy Friday! Have you seen the hot glue technique? I have tried it out and it's fun!!
Inspired by the beautiful autumn colours, I came up with this little card for Technique Tuesday on October 27 at 1 PM. We will be playing with distress stains, hot glue and embossing powder.
If you like to find out how to make this, please join us, no need to register, just bring a basic tool kit and $2
                                                     Happy Crafting, Anja

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Page from a mini nautical album

It is almost the weekend. Today I am sharing a page of a mini album that I am working on for a friend. 

The background is BoBunny - Boardwalk - Waves such a beautiful line! 

I also had finally used Deco Art - Media Texture Sand Paste which I have had in my stash for some time now and I love how it turned out. 

I also love the effect that the 

Ranger - Inkssentials Glossy Accents

 had to bringing my bubbles to life. 

Thank you for stopping by! 
Don't forget to the 12 hour sale

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

From our Family to yours

Hi! Vicki here!

I designed this card for the Challenge Chicks October Challenge

3 Layers
2 embellishments
1 sentiment

No stamped images!

Oh! and the Bonus was to make the card pink! I think i'm pretty in pink don't you?

The Doodlebug Sugarplums Collection was perfect for just that!!!!

I mounted that on a circle of Sugarplum Christmas Trim Paper

of course I had to add a little Flower Soft Polar Ice Snow

The base layer of the card is Jolly Gingerbread
and the pretty little ornament layer is called Tiny Trimmings- Tiny and so stinkin' pretty!

For my second embellishment ( I counted the Cottage as number one!) I added three sweet little  enamel Christmas dots- Is that a cheat 'cause there are three? I'm going to say NOT...because it's a little grouping and one little enamel dot would have been lonely without the other two!!!

Hope you likey!

Happy Stamping~


Monday, October 19, 2015

Happy Halloween Kit

Good morning, everyone. I have been enjoying using some of the new papers that Sheila has brought in to the store. I admit that I am a "paper junkie"! Some of you love dies, some stamps, some stencils, etc. But I love paper!

We just received the new Carta Bella line "Trick or Treat" and you won't believe some of the designs. Check out our Paper Gallery online or at the store. You will have a hard time choosing which papers to buy!

For this kit, I made a sign on my Silhouette and then just used a few simple embellishments. I hope you like it! Now to decide on which of the Christmas lines to use! Such a nice dilemma!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Plush Bundled Snowman

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you one of my projects that I got done this past weekend. I used 2 new dies from Memory Box, the Plush Bundled Snowman and Plush Frosty Mitten.  You can pre order  these dies here. The snowman was made from paper and the  mitten is made with felt. They are so cute.

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Technique Tuesday with Andrea and Michelle!

This coming Tuesday come and join Michelle and I on Technique Tuesday!
Learn how to turn a piece of white card stock into this stunning gold card.
A detailed but fun triple embossing technique
Starts at 1pm!

We would love to see you there!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Scribbled roses

Happy Friday! For those of you who are going to SGD's scrapbook will have a great time!
For those of you who are not going (like me)...hope you get some crafty time at home! 
On to the card...sharing with you this one, done with the set from MFT, scribbled roses, you can find it HERE
I had to have it, lol! Love flower stamps! 
This set is fun and different. We will make this card for Wonderful Wednesday, October 21 at 1 PM.
No need to register, just bring a basic tool kit and $4.
                                            Happy Crafting, Anja

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fairy Dust

Look what came into the store! Kaisercraft Fairy Dust!

These papers are so beautiful! Take a look here at the whole collection. 

Don't forget the fabulous 12 hour sale

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Falling For Sydney and Carta Bella Paper

Hope you're all having an AMAZING weekend

I'm excitied to share a layout that I taught last week!

It sure feels like Fall this morning! I went out to take the photo of the layout and I must say it is a touch chilly! Hoping it will warm up a bit as I'm supposed to be lounging by a friend's pool later this afternoon. I LOVE this mix of colours! I cased a Layout by Leah Killian that I found on the Lily Bee Website, but then I made it my own! Kinda like American take the song and change it up a bit to make it your own! I'm a little old for AI, but never to old to scrapbook!

Some of the products I used

Carta Bella- Falls Blessings Arrows
SU Cardstock

I cut the leaves with my Silhouette

the title was stamped with IO Stamps

Hand Carved Haloween (just to give the paper a little dimension)

To bring the Leaves to life, I used water, ink and Prima Colour Bloom Sprays.

I think i'm going to Periscope those, but need to clean my desk up first!

Hope you have an amazing day!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Be Merry

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I have had this die from Memory Box, Brevilla Houses for a while and just haven't really done much with it so I thought I would get it out and play with it. I also want to use my stamp set from Lawn Fawn, winter scripty sayings, so I came up with this Christmas card. I used my new  powder tool from EKSuccess, this helps with my heat embossing. The background I made with Tim Holtz new embossing folder, sparkles.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Monday, October 12, 2015

October Calendar Class

Happy Thanksgiving Monday! What a beautiful weekend it has turned out to be. Today, I wanted to show you a layout that we will be making for the Calendar Class on Sunday, October 18. I used the papers from the Carta Bella Collection "Fall Blessings". In this class, we will be embossing with three different embossing powders and using a die cut from Memory Box for the trees. We will also be using some of the Viva Décor Pens to create the trail between the leaves.

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Bo Bunny WhiteOut available for pre-order!

Now available for pre-order!
I have to have some of this!

Click here to go to the pre-order page!

Happy Shopping

Friday, October 9, 2015

Inlaid Fall card

Happy Friday! Showing you a little Fall card with the inlaid technique, something fun you can do with your dies and embossing folders. We will be making this card for Technique Tuesday, October 13 at 1 PM.
No need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $2.
                                            Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Must have!

Hello friends :) 

Had a great time this past weekend at National Cardmaking Day! Met a lot of fabulous ladies. I also got a closer look at this fabulous bag! 

This Wendy Vecchi  Designer Accessory Bag, looks good on my arm! 

I also found this cool video from Tim Holtz (Sizzix) - Crazy Things Framelits Die! I just got the stamp a little time ago, but thinking I really might need these framelits! 

Take a look! 

Have a fabulous end of the week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's Tool Time at SGD!!

Yeeehaw!! It's TOOL TIME ladies! 
Jump on over to our Tool Gallery and save 20% on oodles and oodles of fabulous tools!! 
Includes: Memory Box, Spellbinders, IO, Frantic Stamper, Sue Wilson, Tim Holtz & sooo much more!! Excluded: special orders, pre-orders, orders already placed, clearance, sale items. Hurry, ends Thursday, October 8 at midnight. Our next Tool Time Event will not be until winter, so don't miss out!! No coupons necessary, savings are automatic! Shop online & here at our wonderful 3400 sqft store!
Don't miss our New Products gallery - OODLES of new items just in, including Carta Bella, Tim Holtz, BoBunny & more!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Technique Tuesday with Laura!

We are excited to announce Technique Tuesday's!! SGD will be hosting Technique Tuesday, every Tuesday at 1pm! Learn how to use different mediums, special techniques, tools & more!! Ideal for all crafters including card-makers, scrapbookers & mixed media guru's - from beginner to advance; all are welcome! There is no need to register, just bring a Toonie & your curiosity!! In-store specials every Tuesday!

On October 6, our talented Diva Laura, will be showing us how to create this adorable tag! We always have so much fun & would love for you to join us!! Scent-free: due to allergies by some staff and customers, we ask that you please be mindful of strong scents and perfumes. Thank you!!

Tuesday, October 6 starting at 1pm

Monday, October 5, 2015

Silhouette 102

Good morning, all! Today, I wanted to let  you know about our upcoming Silhouette 102 class which will be held Tuesday, October 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. This class is a continuation of Silhouette 101 in which you will be learning about how to use the Silhouette Studio Tools. In this class, you will learn how to:
  • Change Line Styles of Text
  • Change Colour and Pattern
  • Change an Image by resizing, copying, rotating etc.
  • Weld Text and use the Offset feature
  • Print and Cut
At the end of the class, you will take home notes and the three images featured below:

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tea Time at Christmas

Good Morning Everyone,

Just wanted to thank everyone for making National Card Making Day a huge success. It was a lot of fun.
I came home last night thinking I was going to make a Halloween card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday but it didn't happen. I wasn't feeling it. I had picked this amazing paper from Simple Stories called Claus & Co and so I had to make a Christmas card. I have made this tea cup card before with Tim Holtz Tea Time die and I thought with that die and this new paper this would make a really nice Christmas Card. Especially for a friend or relative that you share a cup a tea with. If you skip putting the tea bag on, you could give the card to someone who enjoys their coffee. The sentiment again is a die called Celebration from Penny Black.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's World Card Making Day and a new Distress Ink colour!

Happy World Card Making Day!!

It's a full house over at SGD today 
and they are making cards like crazy!

There are still a few spots left for this afternoon
Call the store by 12:30 if you can join us!

And now…announcing the new Distress Colour…

Carved Pumpkin

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall colours with Viva Decor

Happy Friday! It is getting cooler....and some of the leaves are already changing.
I made a Fall card for you. It started out with 2 pieces of watercolour paper and some Viva decor paint copper, yellow green and champagne. For each colour I put some on my craft mat and added some water then I dragged my paper through it (background). With a little piece I only did copper and I used that to diecut the leaves with some Memory box leaves dies and inked the edges with some brown memento ink. You can find some of the yummie Viva decor colours HERE. After the watercolour paper was dry, I shined it up with papertowel and you get a niece shine, sorry, it's hard to see in the picture. Sentiment is from Just Rite and heat embossed, added some twine and copper dots and voila, perfect masculine birthday card. Hope you like it!
                                                    Till next time, Anja

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Giving Thanks

Last Saturday we held a special crop as a fundraiser in support of our "Diva Dani's" Mom, Val, who is battling both lung and breast cancer. Some of the treatments that Val is receiving are not covered by OHIP. Our goal was to raise funds to assist with her treatments. Val is a remarkable woman with a heart of gold and it was our pleasure to host this special event in support of her ongoing efforts to fight this horrible disease.

Here are a couple of notes of thanks from Val & Dani:

"To the Wonderful Ladies of the Scrappin’ Great Deals Family:

Just a quick note to acknowledge my extreme gratitude for your generosity and support with the current journey my family and I are on. The warmth of so many “strangers” is truly heart warming and a great life lesson for me. The power of your actions is uplifting and inspiring. Thank you so much on behalf of myself and my family.

A very special thank you to my amazing daughter Danielle and her wonderful “boss” Sheila. The energy and love put into the event was obvious … and will remain in my heart forever. Thanks to all of you for that.

Take care of yourselves and one another,


Val DeBie"
"There are so many times I am speechless and do not know exactly what to say. But I do want to say a  HUGE THANK YOU to everyone from the bottom of my heart for the generous donations, raffles items, continuous prayers for my family, notes/cards, support, Sheila for helping me in making this event a great success and the list goes on. It too will forever be in my heart and I will always pay it forward. Thank you all again sooo much!! Much love and hugs Dani"
To date, we have raised $2000.00!!!! Way to go...and thank you so much to everyone who has contributed in any way!  Dani is having another fundraising crop this coming Saturday, please contact her for details!  Thanks again!