Saturday, April 30, 2016

This coming Technique Tuesday- Fun with Foils!

This coming Tuesday at 1pm come and make this sweet card for only $2!!

Diva Michelle will be showing how to add foil to your cards.
You will be adding flower accents so if you have flower tools to emboss the flowers please bring with your basic tool kit. 

Can't wait to see you there!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hello, friend!

Happy Friday! A while ago I saw this techmique and card done on the Altenew blog and I loved it.
So I tried to make it, the Altenew Lacey scroll stamp is stamped in a light memento ink (any dye ink would do) then I went back with some Prismacolor pencils to add details and shading. It took a while but it was very relaxing and the flowers really came alive.
Mr. Blogger is giving me a hard time...or the crappy internet (bonus of  living in the country) we have, so I hope this post will go up as I planned it.
                                   Hope you have a great day, till next time, Anja

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Video

I love looking at the new products in the store.

Take a look at this awesome video I located for the Nuvo Crystal Drops!Nuvo Crystal Drops. Add 3D beads in various sizes to craft projects for that extra sparkle!

Oh I will have fun with these :)

Don't forget our great promotions! 
12 Hour special
Save 20% on Memory Box!!   Jump over to our Memory Box Gallery and enjoy savings of 20% on Memory Box dies & stamps!!   Excludes sale items, pre-orders, orders already placed, special orders.  Savings are automatic; no coupon necessary.  Two-Days Only - Ends Thursday, April 28 at midnight.
Pre-order Opportunities!  Save 15% - 25% on hundreds of up & coming new products!  Click here for available pre-orders & enjoy a generous discount!!  Check back often for updates & get your pre-orders submitted before the stated deadline date.
Ten Daily Sale Items!  Everyday, at approximately 10am, Scrappin' Great Deals offers ten fabulous products at crazy prices!!  Items are available only while supplies last.  Check back every day around 10am ... you just never know what will be on sale!!   Have fun!! 

Pre-Order Opportunities

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

National Scrapbooking Day!!!!


We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day & would love for you to join us!! We are hosting a fabulous ALL-DAY (or 2-Day) -CROP!! Ladies, this weekend is about YOU and YOUR hobby!! Scrapbooking, card-making, mixed media, colouring - whatever you want to work on!! Sign up for Friday and/or Saturday! You decide ... the weekend is for us!!! And the best part is you can leave your stuff out and not worry about packing up until you are officially done cropping!

Friday: 12 noon - 10pm ($15) (includes door prizes, in-store specials, raffle table, yummy snacks, bottles of water)

Saturday: 9am - 10pm ($35) (includes door prizes, in-store specials, amazing raffle table, yummy snacks (healthy & not-so-healthy!), bottles of water, baked goodies .... at approximately 4pm we will be ordering oven-baked, freshly-made pizza from the Hillside ... along with the best Caesar salad you've ever had!!

Sign up for both days and receive a $5 discount! Limited seats available - registration & payment is required to hold your spot for this amazing event of craftin' fun!!

Friday & Saturday!!: Friday, May 6: 12noon - 10pm ... leave your stuff & come back for Saturday, May 7: 9am - 10pm

If you are not cropping, please stop by and enjoy in-store specials, cake, amazing raffle table for everyone!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Vacation Kit

Good morning, everyone. Last week I showed you a kit that I had designed for the store using the Carta Bella "Old World Collection" papers. This week I am showing you another kit that I created which focuses more on the blue papers in the collection. I created the title "Vacation" on my Silhouette and added some of the stickers from the Sticker Sheet which accompanies the papers. I also added the metal heart from the Prima Grunge Heart Embellishments and stamped and cut out the clocks using the Vintage Clock Dies and Stamps from Kaisercraft.

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Happy Anniversary Card

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. This card is a Judy Kennedy design but my take on it. We did this card yesterday with a group of ladies in Chatham. It was a great day. I had lots of kits left over so I thought this would make a great Wonderful Wednesday Card. There are some steps and some painting but you will learn lots from making this card.  I used the new Prima acrylic paint to paint the flowers and leaves. The dies are from Frantic Stampers, Happy Anniversary and With This Kiss Couple. The flowers and leaves are from Creative Expressions, Petite Peony Cluster. To make the circle in the middle I used the MFT circles die and the  memory box scallop edge circle die,

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


Friday, April 22, 2016

Shimmer, color burst and Penny Black~

Happy Friday! I am excited to share this card with you turned out how I pictured it in my head...early this morning, lol. Last night I worked on it, not good so I threw it out and went back at it this morning.
Anyhow, I started with a piece of watercolour paper (any kind will do) and sprinkled some sepia color burst on and put a few dots of the liquid metal (shake it before you use it) and then I sprayed it with water till I got a nice looking background.
Let it dry! Then ooh and ah over the lovely shimmery background!! It's hard to see in the picture but it's really there!
Then I got my MISTI out, this is the tool that is gonna make your stamping easy!! I put my watercolour piece in place, positioned this PENNY BLACK stamp and put a layer of spiced marmelade on the flower part of the stamp, and stamped the first time. Then I put a good layer of aged mahagony on the flower part and with my gathered twigs marker I did the stem and leaves. I gave it a bit water with the mini mister and stamped. Here is the good news: with the MISTI YOU WILL STAMP IN THE SAME PLACE!!!
I let it dry and lost quite a bit of detail due to the water so I inked up the flower part again with aged mahagony and even the leaves with the marker and stamped again!! Yup, with the MISTI I am able to do that in the same place!!I put a little bit of gold fine tip marker in the center of the flower and voila!!
Little tip from me....I position the paper in the misti and then I secure it with a piece of painters tape, so far I am not so lucky with the magnets, that could be me but this seems to work for me!
                                        Happy crafting! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Have you seen all the amazing classes at SGD!

Wow look at all these amazing classes. 

Derwent Inktense Pencils ... What can we say, they are amazing!!  Join Lori for this fun card class where you will be working with Derwent Inktense Pencils and Gorjuss Girls Stamps!!  We just love the vibrancy these pencils bring to our projects!  Lori will show you how to create these adorable cards with focus being on using Derwent Inktense Pencils.

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!!
For tonight's class you will be decorating the covers of your Art Journals!!   Please bring any trinkets you'd like to put on your covers ... buttons, gems, gears, ribbon etc.  Kim and Lori will help you get it all in place with the right adhesive, pastes and sprays!   

Diva Karen" is ready to get crafty with you!  Join Karen to complete this fabulous layout designed to showcase your beautiful photos. With Karen's class/kit, you will learn new techniques.  This month's calendar layout is perfect for several different themes!  Class is ideal for all levels of crafters; from beginner to advance!  You will simply fall in love with Karen's passion for this amazing hobby of ours!

Feeling like you'll never get to your scrapbooking again?  We know how busy life can get ... take some time for your hobby and get your layouts done!  Once a month, on a Monday, our Divas will be hosting "Scrappin' Monday".  This is a drop-in based class - stop in anytime between 11am - 3pm and they will help you create the above featured layout!   You can bring your photos with you, or add them in afterwards!  

Don't forget all of our cool promotions! 

12 Hour special

12 Hour special
Save 25% on 12x12 Designer Paper!!   Save 25% on over 500 designs of fabulous 12x12 designer paper featured in our Paper Gallery!  Applies to regular priced, single sheets of 12x12 Designer Paper.  Excludes sale items, pre-orders, orders already placed, special orders.  Savings are automatic; no coupon necessary.  Two-Days Only - Ends Thursday, April 21 at midnight.
Pre-order Opportunities!  Save 15% - 25% on hundreds of up & coming new products!  Click here for available pre-orders & enjoy a generous discount!!  Check back often for updates & get your pre-orders submitted before the stated deadline date.
Ten Daily Sale Items!  Everyday, at approximately 10am, Scrappin' Great Deals offers ten fabulous products at crazy prices!!  Items are available only while supplies last.  Check back every day around 10am ... you just never know what will be on sale!!   Have fun!! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Smiles Begin with You

"If you love the world of mixed-media art, you will simply fall in love with Lori's Mixed Media Art Canvas Workshop! You will be working on a 12x12 canvas and be creating a true masterpiece! You will be working with a wide variety of mixed media products including: stencils, paints, sprays, powders, art stones, gesso, inks and soooo much more! Let the inner-artist in you shine, with Lori's canvas workshop! Finished art work is perfect for gift-giving!!"

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including: an assortment of adhesives, palette knife, fine-tipped scissors, Craft Mat, Ink Blending Tool, dark brown distress ink, paper towels or baby wipes. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the workshop. Register online by following this link:

Saturday, April 30: 10:30am - 3pm (This is an intermediate - Advance Level Class)

Monday, April 18, 2016

"" Kit

Hi, everyone! What a beautiful weekend we had here in SW Ontario. Our Garage Sale was a huge success and we hope that you were able to come in and get some great deals.

Today, I am sharing with you a kit that I made for the store, using the Carta Bella line "Old World Travel". Of course, as soon as I saw the lovely vintage-style papers in this line, I had to have them. I used some of the Prima Metal Stars, some twine, some cork cameras and some gems to complete the project. I also created the title using the Adventure series of Tim Holtz dies.

What I love about this collection, is that I have lots more paper styles to make a second kit so watch for it next week.

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Art Journal Cover

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying the lovely weather outside this weekend. Also don't forget day two of our Garage Sale at SGD. There are lots and lots of great deals there.
This up coming Friday is our Art Journal Night. We will be decorating the fronts of our Art Journals. All you will need to bring is your Art Journal, and trinkets that you would like to have on the front of your cover, we will supply the rest.  I used plastic, wood and metal pieces for my cover. Prima and Tim Holtz have some neat pieces that you can use. We will show you how to use different products to get the look you want for your cover.

My cover is a little beaten up but it is well loved. Also I did not seal my cover when I did mine but will make sure we do it on yours. I hope you will join Lori and I this Friday. New comers are welcome. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

It' Here! The SGD Garage sale is this weekend!

Come join us RIGHT NOW for the SGD Garage sale!

Entry for both Saturday & Sunday is a donation to the London Food Bank by way of non-parishable food or a $2 cash donation which will be collected at the door.  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!!!

Lots of great items available so don't' hesitate to come on down and enjoy the deals!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, April 15, 2016

Wonderful Penny Black flowers!

Happy Friday! I really don't know how Penny Black can come up with more beautiful brushstroke flowers...just when I thought I had it all....Look at this one, it's called Bejeweled and you can find it HERE
So many possibilities for this stamp, on this card I am only using the top half. 
If you like to make this card, I hope you can make it to Wonderful Wednesday, April 20 at 1PM, no need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $4.
                                           Till next time, happy crafting, Anja

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Save 20% on Embellishments & Stickers!!

Save 20% on over 250 fabulous do-dads to make your craft projects just perfect!  Applies to regular priced products featured in our Embellishment Gallery. Excludes sale items, pre-orders, orders already placed.  Savings are automatic; no coupon necessary.  Two-Days Only - Ends Thursday, April 14 at midnight.  And don't forget, on-line shoppers are welcome to enjoy our unique Shop & Ship option where you can shop for 7 days & save on shipping. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Scrappin Monday

Good morning, everyone. Today, I wanted to show you a layout that I created for our Scrappin Monday on Monday, April 25. Call to let us know if you will drop in any time between 11 until 3 p.m. to make this layout or call if you wish to order a kit. This helps us to know how many layouts to prepare.

I used my Silhouette for the banners and to cut the title and the grass. I used some bling and some ribbon and a Doodlebug Soccer Enamel Dot to complete the layout.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Art Journaling 101

Good Morning Everyone,

So starting in May, I will teaching Art Journaling Classes once a month on Saturdays. Lori and I understand that not everyone can make our classes on Friday nights. The first class  we will do our first page with distress inks from Ranger. Also I will be showing how to use stencils on your page. The only thing that you will need for this class is an Art Journal, or Mix Media paper.

Not sure if I will add a word at the top but that is the beauty of Art Journaling. No worries and you can always back and add. Thanks for looking and I hope you will join me in May. 

Have a great day.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Technique Tuesday and Wonderful Wed Cards

Join us to make these great cards in the coming week!

Technique Tuesday
Join Andrea as she helps you make  your own ink pad with a baby wipe!
And of course you will be making a card with that technique:

And this coming Wonderful Wednesday you will be making this incredible card with Michelle:

So please join us at 1pm both days!
Just bring your basic card kit and your loonies and twoonies!


Weekend CRAFTING Retreat with SGD's at The Oakwood Inn Resort!

Join SGD's for a Scrappin' Great Weekend!!   We are thrilled to announce our annual Spring Scrapbooking Retreat:  May 27, 28, 29, 2016.  Nothing but laughter, fun, dancing & good times!!  This retreat is all about YOU and YOUR hobby!!  Scrapbooking, card-making, mixed media, altered art, knitting & MORE!!  

Location:  The luxurious Oakwood Inn Resort & Spa, Grand Bend, Ontario (approx. 45 minutes from our store!)   The setting is beautiful and relaxing .... the meals are delicious .... the accommodations are heavenly ... We always have so much fun and would love to have you join us!!   Check out the details below and get yourself registered asap!!  ONLY A TWO SPOTS LEFT - PLEASE CALL DANIELLE ASAP (519) 473-5751 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

When:     Friday, May 27 at 11am through until Sunday, May 29 at 3pm 

Each participant will receive a wonderful surprise gift from SGD and two complimentary bottles of water!  We have given away tote bags, note pads, gadget totes & T-Shirts in previous crops ... who knows what we will be giving away this time!! There will be raffle tables where you can win incredible items (you won't believe what we will be raffling)!  There will be fun games & more!!  Our amazing store will be on-site and every participant will receive a generous discount of 20% during the entire weekend retreat!!   

Meals:    Friday:  Incredible dinner buffet style.  Coffee, tea & assorted light snacks

               Saturday:  Scrumptious breakfast buffet style.  Incredible dinner buffet style. Coffee, tea & assorted light snacks

               Sunday:  Scrumptious breakfast buffet style.   Coffee, tea & assorted light snacks.

Accommodations:  There are four choices to choose from for accommodations. 

     Single Occupancy:  $460 + HST 

     Double Occupancy:  $340/person + HST (Please indicate who you will be sharing a room with)

     Please note: After final payment is received on April 2, 2016, there will be no refunds (no exceptions).  If, however, you find that you are unable to attend, we will do our utmost to help you sell your spot. 

What to bring:  Your projects, tools, supplies & pictures!  PJs, slippers, toothbrush, etc.  Some other items you may wish to bring: extension cord, Ott light if you plan on working into the wee hours, your swimsuit, and your favourite snacks/beveridges/water (each cropper will receive two complimentary bottles of water from SGD).      

Friday, April 8, 2016

Vellum and markers

Happy Friday! I am so ready for some nice Spring least in my craft room the flowers are blooming! On a scrap piece of vellum I carefully heat embossed the ouline flowers from a Prima set with white embossing powder. I then took my distress markers, evergreen bough and picked raspberry  and on the back I coloured the flowers in. With medium pressure I just put on a good layer of marker, let it dry and cut out the flowers. Then on the front, I added some more detail with the fine tip of the marker, it's hard to see in the picture. I stamped the leaves multiple times with evergreen bough and added a sentiment from Paper Smooches. Of course I added some Viva white pearls and also the scoring in the right top corner.
                    Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Friends Always

Ahhh .... Derwent Inktense Pencils ... What can we say, they are amazing!!  Join Sheila for this fun card class where you will be working with Derwent Inktense Pencils!  We just love the vibrancy these pencils bring to our projects!  Sheila will show you how to create this adorable card with focus being on using Derwent Inktense Pencils.   Make the day of it & join us for Wonderful Wednesday at 1pm! 

Students are asked to bring the following to class with them:  water brush, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (including foam pop-ups) and your Derwent Inktense pencils.  If you do not have the pencils, a class set will be available for sharing.  Students will receive a 15% in-store discount during Sheila's class. 

Wednesday, April 13:  11:30 - 12:30   

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Technique Tuesday with Michelle

Ladies let's get down to the nitty gritty
And don't wear white!

Come join Michelle at 1pm today, (Tuesday April 5) to make this fun card for only $2
We will be doing an Acrylic Distress technique
Bring your med grit sandpaper!

Sea you then!


Monday, April 4, 2016

"May" Calendar Class

Good morning and happy new month of May! For this month's Calendar Class, I wanted to create a soft layout that could be used for your Mother's Day  photos or for your spring garden photos. I used the Bo Bunny papers from the Soirée Collection. I also used the following products:

I stamped the birds from the Bo Bunny "Birds of Feather" stamp in among the flowers on the background papers so they are hard to see in the photo. I also included some of the dies shown here and embellished those flowers with Liquid Pearls or with the Baby Pink Flower Soft.

The layout is difficult to see but I hope you can come in to the store to see it. The class is scheduled for Sunday, May 15 from 1:30 to 3:30. Kits are also available.


Dinosaur Cards

Happy Monday, everyone! I thought I would take a break from scrapbooking this week. In a couple of months, my grandson will turn 3. He is really into dinosaurs and so when I saw this collection from Echo Park called "Dino Friends", I had to pick up everything: the Ephemera, the Enamel Dots, the 6 x 6 paper pad and also several of the 12 x 12 papers. I had earlier purchased this die from Frantic Stampers so I was all set to make some cards.

It was fun putting these simple cards together as I just got out some of my embellishments (twine, micro beads, enamel dots, etc.) and used some of them up. Here are the cards:

I thought that I would give him one for his birthday and then he would have three left over to give to his friends.

Don't forget to checkout the store or online to see all of the new paper collections we have. They are a scrapbooker's dream!!!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sketched Blooms

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I used the stamp set Sketched Blooms from MFT. This is another 2 step stamp set. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz "Crazy Talk". To get the sentiment on the page straight I used my Misti. I love how this tool works. I wished I had it when I first started stamping. The background paper is from Crate Paper called Maggie Holmes Bloom.

Hope you will join me this up coming Wednesday. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Quick shimmer sheetz card!

Happy Friday! Time flies by so fast....I did not get much crafting time this week but I managed to make this card last night and it is a really quick and easy one! For the longest time I have had the shimmer sheetzs in my possession....yup, did not open it yet! I picked one of my many embossing folders and ran it with the shimmer sheetz through the cuttlebug, then I took my Stazon black ink pad and rubbed it across the paper. It does take a while to dry but in the mean time I prepped the rest of the card.
I used a scrap of black shiny paper to mat, a white card base and a sentiment from Paper Smooches. I cut the panels to size and put them on the card, so easy! Love this effect, hope you like it too!
                                       Till next time, Anja