Monday, October 31, 2016

New Kits

Good morning, everyone. I have been very busy over the last few days making up some new kits and wanted to share them with you today. The first one I called "Hugs" and it comes with either pink or teal mats for either a feminine or masculine birthday layout. I used the Lawn Fawn Cross Stitch Rectangles to create the mats.

The next two kits are more masculine and are created using the Kaiser Craft Barber Shoppe Collection. I love the soft blues and greens in these papers. I added some chipboard elements and some twine to both kits and did a lot of fussy cutting.

Remember that the Retreat at Oakwood is this coming weekend. We have tons of Kits in stock so what better way to get a lot of scrapbooking done that by purchasing some of our kits?


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Jolly Santa

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card I made with a die from Dee's Distinctively. This Santa face die is so cute.  I cut white foam and white card stock for his face. I used the Jolly die from Tim Holtz Christmas thinlets. For the word I just cut it out with the foam. Using the foam to help pop up the image is a lot easier than trying to use tiny pieces of pop ups. Then of course I had to had some bling in there. Oh, for the background I used an embossing from Darice called Snowflake Swirl, this makes a lovely background for your cards.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Technique Tuesday with Andrea!

Join me on Tuesday to make this fun card using Color Burst ink and Avery Elle stamps for only $2. The stamp set used is Avery Elle's Big Greetings embossed with gold embossing powder onto the watercolour paper. Please bring your basic tool kit, strong adhesive to attach your watercolour panel to the card and be ready to have fun!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, October 28, 2016

Quick masculine card!

Happy Friday! A quick masculine card today....most of us struggle with masculine cards....this one is really quick, perfect for when you need one right away. The base of the card is kraft, I used the plaid Embossing folder from Taylored Expressions on the dark brown bazzil paper. The circles are cut with Nestabilities and the brown one is poppep up. The light blue one with the airplanes is Designer Paper from Kaiser Kraft, how easy is that! The MFT sentiment is an acrylic stamp and I just curved it on my block to stamp around the circle. Black dots from NUVO, so easy to use and some twine from doodlebug designs.
                                           Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hold on to your craft mats!!!!

Hold on to your craft mats take a look at what SGD is offering!!!!

"Memories" Mixed Media Layout with "Diva Matilda"! Thurs., Nov. 24 at 6pm

Scrappin' Monday with "Diva Karen"! Monday, October 31 - Drop In!

"Believe" Copic Card Class with "Diva Michelle"! Tuesday, November 1 at 10:30am

"Polar Bear" Copic Card Class with "Diva Michelle"! Tuesday, November 8 at 10:30am

"Woodland" Distress Ink Card Class with, "Diva Connie"! Monday, November 14 at 10am

"Enchanted Deer" Card Class with, "Diva Trish"! Saturday, November 12 at 1pm

Derwent Inktense Card Class with Lori! Wednesday, November 23 at 6:30pm

And there is more!!! Take a look at our class selection here!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Christmas Card Classes featuring Copic colouring!!!
Join our amazing Copic-Diva, "Diva Michelle", for a fabulous card class featuring this adorable "Believe" stamp by Whipper Snapper!  Learn how to use Copic markers, while creating this fabulous card!   Make the day of it & join us for Technique Tuesday at 1pm!
Join our amazing Copic-Diva, "Diva Michelle", for a fabulous card class featuring this adorable "A Polar Bear Party" stamp by Whipper Snapper.  Learn how to use Copic markers, while creating this fabulous card!   Make the day of it & join us for Technique Tuesday at 1pm! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Thank you for your support!

We want to sincerely thank each and every one of our amazing customers!!  The support we have received for our new adventure has been phenomenal!!  It means so much to all of us!!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! 

Just a few of the many comments sent to Sheila:
Joanne, from Coquitlam, BC wrote:

“So glad to hear you "are not closing!!"  Don't know what we would all do without you Sheila!  Thanks so much !!  Joanne”

Joan, from London, wrote:

“Wow....what news......What will I do on Sundays when I so often visit the store....Big changes but that happens in life......All the best....anxious to see how everything comes about......Hugs to you and good wishes too..., Joan”

Nadia, from Saskatoon, SK, wrote:
“To Sheila and the gang,  Good luck with your new adventure. I hope you do whatever you need in order to stay in business so we continue can to enjoy your amazing dedication to your customers and your great selection of products. I always shop with you first when I need something.  Nadia ;-)  “

 Chris from London, wrote:

“I read about your changes last night and you have not let any of us down! I'm just so happy that you are staying in business and understand that you have to do what works to do that. Your store was very large so therefore very expensive, I'm sure. Not just rent but utilities and stock for such a large area. You sound like you have made plans to continue to see your customers, and that is awesome.  I'm sure all of these changes were difficult for you to make but you have to do what's right for you. We will all adjust! Don't worry about that! Xoxo”

Lynda from London, wrote:

“You lead and I will follow. Big hugs, Lynda”

Alice from London, wrote:
Wow - This must have been torture for you to do but I will follow wherever you go and love you all to bits! See you soon! Hugs!!! Alice

Lots of support on Facebook as well:
ArdythWow, that is BIG news! I remember meeting your in your basement way, way back! I'm glad you'll be continuing your online shop (and based on the information, a lot of everything else!) Looking forward to being a customer as long as you are in business!

SandySeems like I just found you so you can't shake me now. Change is hard, but sounds like everything we love will still be there. Remember folks, it's up to us to support independent businesses if we want them to succeed. Hugs.

PamI totally understand why you are closing your bricks and mortar location, as have many crafting stores across the country. I am so pleased you will be maintaining your online presence and hosting of events. Would you ever consider taking your show on the road and visiting Peterborough????

GennaI'm so sad to hear the shop is closing but I'm also sooooo grateful that you will still be around! I'm really looking forward to your new adventure and all the fun events you will be offering!
Thank you so very much!!! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

"November" Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone. I always have some difficulty picking papers for the November Calendar Class. You can never be sure whether there will be snow by the time that the class rolls around but one thing is for sure: there will be cold weather during this month. So, for this month's layout, I chose the collection "I Love Winter" by Echo Park. I thought this die from Memory Box was so cute and fit the theme and then I cut out the mittens and the title using my Silhouette. In the class, we will be using the Ranger White Enamel ink as well as the Wink of Stella Clear Pen. Here is a photo of the materials used in the class:

 And here is the layout:

Hope you can come on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 1:30 for the class.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hand Letter Christmas

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. This is called a box card. I used designer paper from Carta Bella called Snow Fun. The sentiments if from My Favourite Things called Hand Letter Christmas. I love the look of this font.

Hope you will join me this Wednesday. Thanks for looking. 
Have a great day.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

It's HERE!!! Garage Sale weekend!!!


SGD's is once again hosting our incredibly popular customer garage sale for new and/or used scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamping products.

Saturday, October 22:  9am – 5pm  &  Sunday, October 23:  10am – 4pm (Let's show how much we care!!  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!!!  To be fair to all Vendors & fellow-shoppers, there is to be no hoarding of items.  Only take items from the boxes that you are truly interested in. 
So whether you are looking to sell some of your unwanted craft supplies or take advantage of some ridiculous deals on fabulous products  .... or both!!!  ..... SGD's Customer Garage Sale is one garage sale worth checking out!!   See you there!!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Feel better soon!

Happy Friday! My card today is stamped with the beautiful set Bamboo Roses from Altenew.
I heat embossed some of the roses, the sentiment and the butterfly from this set with gold embossing powder on watercolour paper. Even after running your embossing buddy over the paper first, on watercolour paper you will get some stray dots of embossing powder which I actually don't mind on a card like this. In the end, I added some splatters anyway, lol!
The roses are watercoloured with lots of water and distress inks, shabby shutter, peeled paint, barn door, seedless preserves and picked raspberry (I put some ink on an acrylic block). I started by wetting the area with lots of water and then dropped some colour in it, letting the water do the job, 
After it was dry, I went around with a wet brush and some diluted seedless preserves.
The panel is matted on a piece of gold mirri board and then mounted on a pearl card base.
Oh, and of course I had to add some gold Viva drops!
                               Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Our New Adventure!!

A little note from Scrappin' Sheila ... I'd like to take a moment to share with you some very exciting changes that will be coming our way in January 2017! Myself, along with all of our amazing Divas, invite you to come along for the ride!! There is too much to discuss in a short paragraph, so I have created a page on our website that will explain everything. Grab a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) and when you have a few moments, I invite you to click here to read all of the details .... Remember to create a memory & hug someone you love each and every day!! xo! 

PLUS....our Twelve Hour Sale!!! 
It's Tool Time at SGD!! 
Save 20% on dies, embossing folders & more! 
Visit our amazing Tool Gallery & save 20% on hundreds of products!!  Applies to regular-priced items featured in our Tool Gallery. Two-Days Only!  Ends Thursday, October 20 at midnight.  Excluded: sale items, pre-orders, Misti, orders already placed.
Plus ... Click here & Save 30% on fabulous products, only while supplies last (no backorders, shop early & often for best selection)
Have fun!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Karen Ellis was "in the house"!!

We were so fortunate to have the one and only Karen Ellis from The Art House Studio in Cambridge teaching at Scrappin' Great Deals last Saturday!!  Her enthusiasm was infectious!! We had a lovely time and can't wait for her to come back!

We spent the entire day playing with paint and gel plates, creating our own papers; 
We then took our papers and began creating flowers and making a collage on a canvas;  the day flew by!!

Here is my masterpiece!  I used my Dylusion paints for the gel plate papers, and to create the background on the canvas.  I love the bright colours but I also used some white to tone down the background.


Thanks again Karen, we had an amazing day!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Christmas Tags

Happy Monday! Today, I am sharing with you a class that I have coming up ...Tuesday, November 15 from 10 a.m. until noon. I used the papers from the Authentique "Classic Christmas" Collection.
Please join me to put together 10 Tags that you can use on those special presents.

I used a Scallop Punch and a Circle Punch on most of the tags and then decorated each one with embellishments, Crystal Lacquer, or Die Cuts from Memory Box and Impression Obsession.

Hope to see you at the class. There will be no kits for this class.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Technique Tuesday/Wonderful Wednesday

Good Morning Everyone.

This week I will be doing Technique Tuesday and Wonderful Wednesday. The first card is for Tuesday. I will be teaching you how to use your sentiments as a background on your cards. Using the Misti helps a lot with this technique. I got my inspiration from Jennifer McGuire, she makes it looks so easy. Check out her video here. I am using the new stamp from Altnew called Bamboo Rose.

The second card is for Wednesday. I thought I should do a Halloween card since Halloween is just around the corner. I thought using Tim Holtz crazy cats was fitting for this card. I heat embossed the cat with black embossing powder. The back ground paper is from Carta Bella called Haunted. I used 3D Crystal Lacquer for the eyes. This makes them pop. But I think using googly eyes would be better. Less mess.

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


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Color Burst, Impression Obsession and Jeanne Streiff!

Wanted to share this awesome card by honorary Diva Jeanne Streiff! We love Jeanne's work! Here she has used some of Ken Oliver's Color Burst products to create a great background. Then she used an adorable bat from the Impression Obsession stamp set Bats about you available now on pre-order!

Love this!
Have you made any Halloween cards this year?

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, October 14, 2016

Another Christmas card...

Happy Friday! I am slowly working on some Christmas cards...and today I am sharing another one with you. Somewhere I saw where someone used paste through a stencil, for this card I used a Tim Holtz stencil, and while the paste was still wet, you sprinkle glitter on top. Then you have to let it dry...not with your heat gun as you might get bubbels. The sentiment is from Memory Box, Christmas Botanicals, and I stamped it on a label that I cut with my Cameo, a bow and mounted on silver mirri board, and voila another card done.
                                        Till next time, Anja

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Family" Mixed Media Layout with "Diva Matilda"!

I am that woman that has her routine! Part of that routine is at 1030 I sit down with my coffee and peruse the Scrappin' Great Deal site. I start with the promotion page, then move on to new items, then the Classes, Crops, Events page and finally finish it off with the daily 10. But today I almost didn't make it to the daily ten! Why?!?! Because I saw this stunning Family Layout! Look at the details, the beautiful layers, and the amazing flowers. You need to take this class!!!! 

The world of mixed media art is AMAZING!  You can do sooo much with just a little of this and a little of that!  Just look at what our amazing, "Diva Matilda", will be teaching here at SGD on October 27 .... Wow!  Mat has added every bit of her creativity to this gorgeous work of art!  Whether you are a beginner to mixed media, or a seasoned-pro ... this workshop is for you!!  This is a 12x12 layout and is ideal for gift-giving, or keeping for display in your home/ office. 
Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including:  a Craft Mat, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (such 3L Foam Squares as Tombow and Scor Tape), Ink Blending Tool,  Paper Distressing Tool.  If you have them, please also bring a heat gun, black ink pad and Texture Paste (some will be available for sharing if you do not have).  You may also wish to bring baby wipes or paper towels with you.  Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the class.
Thursday, October 27:  6 - 8:30pm 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Your Sale Your Way is Here!!

This is your sale ... YOUR way! 
You decide what is on sale & save big time while doing it!! 

Here is how it works ... Save $20 on your purchase of $75+ (before taxes) of regular priced items*! Enter the coupon code SCRAPPIN into the coupon box & save! 

This is a savings of 26%!! 

Two-Days Only! Hurry, ends Thursday, October 13 at midnight. *Excluded from this special promotion: classes, pre-orders, retreats, gift cards, sale items, Diva-made kits, Misti. Cannot be combined with any other discounts/coupons.


Click here & Save 30% on fabulous products, only while supplies last (no backorders, shop early & often for best selection)
Have fun!! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Join our talented, "Diva Matilda" for a fabulous workshop, where you will be making this breathtaking mixed-media based 12x12 layout! Whether you are a beginner to mixed media, or a seasoned-pro ... this workshop is for you!! This is a 12x12 layout and is ideal for gift-giving, or keeping for display in your home/office.

"Memories" Mixed Media Layout with "Diva Matilda"! 
Wed., Oct. 19 at 6pm
 Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including: a Craft Mat, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives (3L Foam Squares as Tombow and Scor Tape). If you have them, please also bring a heat gun and Texture Paste (some will be available for sharing if you do not have). You may also wish to bring baby wipes or paper towels with you. Each student will receive a 15% in-store discount during the class.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Scrappin Monday

Good morning, everyone. Today, I wanted to show you the layout that I have created for Scrappin Monday, October 31. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to put the layout together or call to order a kit. I used papers from the "Haunted" Collection from Carta Bella and did some fussy cutting. The title was created on my Silhouette "Cameo" machine and I added in some ribbon, twine, and sequins. Hope you like it!

Have a great week!


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Distress Paints and Inks

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my Art Journal pages I did using Distress Paints and  Inks. The stencils and stamps I used were supplies that I had. I also added 3 tags to the middle of the page.

We will be doing this technique this coming Friday in our Art Journal class.

If you have never tried Art Journaling, this would be a great class to start with. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Technique Tuesday with Michelle- Die Cutting and Copics!

Come join Diva Michelle to make this stunning Thank you card on Tuesday at 1pm!
Please bring the following copic marker colours if you have them:
RV91, 93, 95, 99
As well please bring your basic tool kit, tweezers and glossy accents. 

Just for $2!!! Can you believe it!
See you there!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, October 7, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Happy Friday! Working on some Christmas cards...with the nice and warm weather it's hard to believe that Christmas will be here before we know it! The stores will all get ready after we celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend. So for the next Wonderful Wednesday, October 12 at 1 PM we will be making this card with a Memory Box stamp set, called Christmas botanicals.
Please come and join us, no need to register, just bring a basic tool kit and $4.
                                             Happy Thanksgiving, Anja

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tis The Season

Oh BoBunny how I love you! Sheila brought in this amazing collection! So lovely! Take a look at the wonderful inspiration I found off the BoBunny Blog!

What I truly love about this collection is the versatility. You can work with traditional festive colors such as green, red and gold or a cool pallet of blue, grey and silver. 

12 Hour special
12 Hour special
Save 30% on fabulous products featured below, only while supplies last; limited quantities - shop early and often for best selection!   Sorry, no backorders.
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!! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

My Favourite Things!! PRE-ORDER and SAVE!!

Pre-order your new MFT today & save 20%!! ETA: October 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 October 21, 2016.  Here are some super cute samples made by the MFT design team!

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. When possible, we always combine orders for shipping purposes to help save you, and us, shipping expenses :) 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Crops, Classes & Events at SGD's!!

Join us here at SGD ... we'll get your mojo going & your creative mind soaring like never before!! Scrapbooking, Card-Making, Mixed Media, Altered Art, Demos, Make n Takes, Guest Designers, Retreats & more!! All levels of crafters, from ages 5 - 125 - We've got you covered!! Our Designers are some of the best in our industry ... SERIOUSLY! Register for a class today! Check back often, as our Designers are creating every single day!! And remember, with every class you take you will receive a special 15% in-store discount during the class!

Friday night crops! Are you and your girlfriends looking to crop on a Friday night ... Look no further! SGD offers midnight crops on Fridays! You and your friends are welcome to start cropping at 6pm and go until midnight! Croppers will *--enjoy full use of our cropping station, including use of our Cricut Machine, Big Shot, Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug .... numerous punches .... !! Cost is $10/cropper. Cropping fee will be completely waived with purchase of $25+ (before taxes). 
Minimum 4 croppers; maximum 20. 

Daytime crops! Every Monday, Thursday & Friday, you are welcome to bring your projects & craft for the day in our spacious cropping station! Bonus! Your $5 crop fee will be waived with your store purchase of $15+ (before taxes).

Monday, October 3, 2016

Who loves their Fur Babies?!

We have the Perfect Layout Kits to scrapbook those Fur Babies in our lives!! 


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!