Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SGDs Spring Weekend Retreat Re-Cap!

We probably say this every time but this was the best retreat yet!!
We can't wait until November to do it again!
Sixty-seven amazingly creative ladies spent the weekend doing what we love best...crafting.  There were card makers, scrapbookers, mixed media fanatics, even owl makers! Good friends, lots of laughter, great food, prizes to be won, shopping to be done....what can I say?!?! There may even have been some late night dancing done by a "well endowed" Sheila in a Bautista Blue Jay Jersey! 

The meals were amazing - BBQ ribs, Prime Rib, Chicken - salads, desserts....oh so yummy!

We had amazing prizes to raffle off - several generously donated by our suppliers!  We can't thank them enough for their support!!!


Our divas offered classes and product demos.

We have a date for our Fall Retreat - November 4 - 6, 2016.  Give Dani a call if you would like to get your name on the list!! 

Thanks again everyone!!! 

Monday, May 30, 2016

"Cat Love" Kit

Hello, everyone! Today, I wanted to share with you another kit that I made using the Jillibean Soup Collection "Fur Fusion". We are so pleased at SGD with how quickly our kits are selling out. In this kit, I used the Elements Cards from the collection as well as some of the Wood Veneers which I coloured in red and accented with Crystal Lacquer.

Also, today is Scrappin Monday at the store and here is a reminder of what you can make at the store between 11 to 4 (Limited Kits are also available).

Hope you have a great week.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tim Holtz Mix Media Dies

Good Morning Everyone,

Would like to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday.  I was playing with Tim Holtz Mix Media Dies and thought how could I use these for cards. I used on diamond die from on of Tim Holtz Mix Media Dies. You can use these dies for cutting, embossing and stencilling. The sentiment is from one of the new stamps from Altenew called Super Script. Love the fonts in this set. Then I had to add some bling in the corner. ( you can't see the bling in the picture but they are inside of the  card. Simple layout but so many possibilities.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Father's Day card this coming Technique Tuesday!

Join Andrea this coming Tuesday at 1pm and make this cute card for only $2!
Get ready for Father's day with this shirt card that's sure to please!

Please bring your basic toolkit and your paper trimmer if you have one

See you then!


Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Friday!! The retreat is here!!A lot of you are going and gonna have a lot of fun......and some of us are not going....like me...I am hoping for some crafting time at home.
Anyhow, it's my day of the week to share a card with you, today it is a Father's Day card, done with a stamp set from Kaiserkraft, Coastal Escanpe. Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions, from the set of shade tree sentiments.
I started with a piece of bristol smooth cardstock and applied some tumbled glass, broken china, peacock feathers, brushed corduroy and walnut stain ink (distress from Tim Holtz) with a foam blending tool.
After I did that, I spritzed some water drops on it to achieve a water look, the main image is stamped with Versafine. I used a white sharpie to put some highlights on and coloured some of the plants and shells with prismacolour pencils. The big shell and the two sea stars are stamped on a separate piece of paper, inked with distress inks, cut out and have a layer of glossy accents on them.
                                   Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Paper Blow-Out - Save 40%!! 
Hurry over to our Paper Blow-Out Gallery & save 40% on select 12x12 designer papers, including Graphic 45, BoBunny, Echo Park & MORE! Only while supplies last; sorry no backorders. Excludes orders already placed. Savings are automatic; no coupon necessary. Ends Thursday, May 26 at midnight. On-line shoppers are welcome to enjoy our unique Shop & Ship option where you can shop for 7 days & save on shipping.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Baby Card Kits!!!

So adorable! Make five precious baby-girl or baby boy themed cards with Diva Kim's "Baby" Card Making Kits! You will receive materials, instructions and a coloured photos for easy reference! Envelopes are also included!

 Limited number available; once sold out they are gone. Check back often new kits are added weekly!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Scrappin Monday

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians! Between the rain showers, it has been a beautiful weekend here. Today, I wanted to share with you the layout that we will be doing for "Scrappin Monday" on Monday, May 30. This is for you dog lovers! Kits will also be available on a limited basis.

You can drop in anytime next Monday from 11 - 3 to complete the kit (it is easier if you call a day or two earlier to sign up so that I can get everything prepped before time).

Enjoy the rest of this lovely weekend.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Deco Foil and Stick It

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to show you a card I made using Deco Gold Foil and Stick It. It was fun playing with theses 2 products. This  technique works well with big and sold dies.  I used a star die that I had from sizzix.  I cut my star shapes out with the Stick It. I placed and stuck down the stars on my designer paper. I then took the top layer off the Stick it, this leaves the glue exposed for the foil. I placed the foil over my stars. I took my bone folder and gently rubbed the foil so it could adhere to the stars. Love the effect I got. I used Penny Black's Celebration die set for the celebrate . You can watch Jennifer McGuire youtube video on other ways to use foil on your cards with out having a laminate machine.

Hope you give the Deco Foil and Stick It a try. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Technique Tues with Michelle!

Join Michelle this coming Tues at 1pm to make this Fairy cute card!
for only $2!!!!
Just bring your basic tool kit and that's all that's needed
no need to register!

See you then!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Memory Box butterfly swirl!

Happy Friday! Hope you are enjoying the nice weather and it's a long weekend!!
Our family is also celebrating 17 years since we came to Canada.
Today I am sharing a card with you for the upcoming WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY, May 25 at 1 PM.
You can most likely tell my boo boo, I was taking a picture for this blog when the pearls were still wet, it fell over and my pearls were mushed.....so I covered it up with an extra strip and some new pearls.....
We will be using some nice designer paper and a new Memory Box die. There is no need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $4, we would love to have you  join us!
                                                    Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Darkroom Door Stamps!!

I am swooning over these new stamps from Darkroom Door!!  The Art Journalling possibilities are just buzzing in my head!! The Masculine Cards you can make with the vintage vehicle stamps....oh my!!!! Oh the decisions, decisions.....which to pre-order??!?!?!  Hmmmmm...

"Pre-order new Darkroom Door Stamps today & save 20%!! ETA: June 2016. All pre-orders receive priority processing the minute inventory arrives and you will receive a 20% discount! To receive this special 20% discount, your pre-order must be placed with SGD's by June 5, 2016. You will not be charged for your preorder until approx. one week prior to shipping, at which time you will have the opportunity to add to/adjust your pre-order."

Monday, May 16, 2016

June Calendar Class

Happy Monday, everyone. As you can see from the title, I didn't get the Dog Kit finished yet as I was working on the next layout for the June Calendar Class. I saw this paper from Pink Paislee and the word "Liberty" just jumped out at me. So this layout is for the end of school year photos of your children/grandchildren for whom the word "Liberty" has a special meaning . The number can be changed depending on the grade that the child has just completed. The colour of the mat can be changed to dark green, if you prefer. There will also be different ephemera used on each kit.

We will be using a Tim Holtz stencil with numbers (hard to see in the photo), a Wink of Stella pen to highlight "Liberty", some Crystal Lacquer and we will be doing some fussy cutting.

Have a great week.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

New Layout Kits by our Divas!!

DIVA KITS!!!  Our divas have been busy!! We have several new layout kits in stock. Limited number available; once sold out they are gone. Let us help you get your photos into your scrapbooks the easy way with our amazing Diva-Made Kits!! Check back often new kits are added weekly!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Join Michelle this coming Tuesday for some inky fun!

For only $2 you can make this lovely card this coming Tuesday at 1pm
Join Diva Michelle to have some embossing and inky fun!
Technique Tuesday is always a good time!

How to use the AMAZING Nuvo Crystal drops

As a HUGE fan of enamel dots these Nuvo Crystal drops are right up my alley!
Easy to use, fun to play with and they dry quickly!
You can either add them straight to your project
or make them on some release paper and glue them on later!
Release paper is the shiny paper left from foam dots, etc. 

Here's where to find them in the store:

and keep your eye on our new release page as more colours come in!

Here's a quick how to video by SparklenSprinkle on how to make the perfect dot:

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Clover foliage!

Happy Friday! I have been playing with this new stamp from Impression Obsession, clover foliage.
It was heat embossed in white and then I put some green distress inks on it, paired it up with some beautiful designer paper, a butterfly and an sentiment....how I love making cards!!
This card is for Wonderful Wednesday, May 18 at 1 PM, no need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and $4 and you are set to make this card.
                                    Hope to see you there! Happy Stamping, Anja

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SAVE 35%!!!

Enjoy Savings of 35%!! Jump on over to our 12 Hour Special Gallery and save 35% on select dies, stamps, embellishments & so much more!! Something for everyone! Only while supplies last; sorry no backorders. Excludes orders already placed. Savings are automatic; no coupon necessary. On-line shoppers are welcome to enjoy our unique Shop & Ship option where you can shop for 7 days & save on shipping. 


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Time to Fly


We will be playing with Distress Crayons at our next Art Journal Workshop coming up Friday, May 20th!! 

Lots of fun! This is the page you will create.  I used some BoBunny, Kaiser and Dina Wakely stamps, Prima and Tim Holtz stencils, distress inks & stains as well as the crayons.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

"Love my cats" Kit

Happy Monday, everyone! The title says "Love my cats" but I must admit that I prefer dogs. However, this new line from Jillibean is so cute and colourful that I decided to make up a kit for those of you who do love cats.

I used a stamp from Frantic Stamper for "meow", some twine that I had on hand, some wooden hearts from Lawn Fawn and the one journal card is a Silhouette Design. Next week, I hope to have a kit for those of you who prefer dogs.

Have a great week.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Technique Tuesday with Andrea

Join me this coming Tuesday at 1pm to make this sweet and simple card!
We will be using a new product- Nuvo Crystal Drops
These drops made these amazing enamel accents on this card
Come learn the technique to getting a perfect circle!

So grab your Twoonies and come and join me!


Friday, May 6, 2016

To a special Friend!

Happy Friday! A card for a special friend, with a beautiful flower on it! This card also has a different fold in the middle. This is the card I designed for Wonderful Wednesday, May 11 at 1 PM. No need to register, just bring a basic tool kit and $4!
We will be using a stamp set from Creative Expressions, you can find it HERE. And also this beautiful flower, Sheila got so many new ones in! I had to use it to show you how nice they are!
Designer paper is from Maggie Holmes. Hope you can come out and join us!!
                              Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Let's Help Fort McMurray!!!

Our Raffle Table for National Scrapbooking Day….100% of all ticket sales will go to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the families of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

We have prizes valued up to $150 (including a $50 gift card to SGD, albums, planners, kits, art signs designed by Gale & more!!).

Stop by the store and purchase your tickets by Friday, May 13 at 5pm. Someone has to win – it might as well be YOU! (1 for $3, 2 for $5, 5 for $10) 
Let’s help these families … every single cent makes a difference.

Tuesday, May 3, 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!

We have about TEN SPOTS left on Friday & Saturday!! Would this not be the best gift to yourself for Mother's Day??!!

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!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mustache Card

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this Wonderful Wednesday. I have seen this card on Pinterest and thought it would make a great male card, for any occasion. Most of the cards that I have seen are made with different punches. I didn't have all the punches, so I made it on my silhouette. It was fun and quick to do.

So I hope you will join me this coming Wonderful Wednesday. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.