Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sealed with a Kiss!

Happy Saturday, my crafty friends!

Hope you are all doing well and planning some time to craft this weekend! I've been a bit craft crazy lately (but I love it!!) - I attended our fabulous retreat a couple of weeks ago and I'm also in craft shows two weekends in a row. 'Tis the season to be crafting with Christmas fast approaching!

I wanted to share a couple of tags with you that I made from the adorable Lawn Fawn stamp and die set called Sealed with a Kiss.

For the first tag, I used my Derwent Intense pencils to shade my seals in Neutral Grey and gave them Carmine Pink cheeks. I created the icebergs above the water from vellum and the icebergs below water from white cardstock - both ripped freehand. For the water, I used Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and then sprayed it with water and dabbed with a paper towel to create the splashes. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.


On my second tag, I again used Derwent pencils in the same colours. I traced a tag shape onto the Simple Stories Very Merry paper and cut the tag out by hand. I had an old stamp set that had a santa hat in it, so I added that to my sweet little seal to give him a bit of Christmas charm and finished it off with a tiny pom pom.


This tiny set is just perfect for cards and tags! I love a set that is versatile for multiple purposes and this would be great to stamp on the back of your envelopes or for Valentine's cards too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Deb


Friday, November 17, 2017

Pointsetta Christmas card!


Happy Friday! Hope your week is going well, I have been working on some Christmas cards.
Sharing one with you today, I made with this set from Kaiser Kraft .
I started with a piece of watercolour paper and heat embossed the three pointsettas in gold, I used some re inkers to watercolour them quickly and cut them out.  On a cream piece of paper, I used the stencil from Tim Holtz with a clarity brush and some forest moss ink. The sentiment is also heat embossed with gold. The flowers have some foam tape behind them. In my stash I found some gold sequinces and added them to my card with a bit of wink of stella on the flowers. 
This card came together pretty quickly, just how I like it. Hope you do too!
                                               Till next time, Anja

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Elf on the Shelf" Copic Card Class with, "Diva Michelle"! Thursday, November 23 at 12:30pm
 Adorable Copic card class with our amazing, "Diva Michelle"! This class features "Seated Elf" Stamp & Die set by Stampendous! We just love this card & how Michelle has put it all together! Focus of class will be on how to use your Copic Markers to achieve beautiful shading, highlighting, etc.
Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, including: fine-tipped scissors, adhesives. Copic markers used for this class: E000, E00, BG71, R11, R24, R27, R29, R81, R83, R85, YG01, YG03. Each student will receive a 15% discount the day of the class.
Thursday, November 23: 12:30 - 1:30pm; 
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Tag Class with Diva Matilda

"Christmas Tag" Mixed Media Class with, "Diva Matilda"! Thursday, November 23 at 5:30pm

Join our amazing, "Diva Matilda", for this magical Christmas Tag workshop!! You will be working with all sorts of mixed media products to create your very own stunning tag! Absolutely stunning!!
Students are asked to bring: basic tool kit including: paper trimmer, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives such as Tombow, tape runner & Pop-ups. If you have one, you may also wish to bring a Craft Mat. Each student will receive a 15% discount during the workshop at our amazing on-site store. Registration & payment in advance is required to reserve your spot. (Click here to register)
Thursday, November 23: 5:30 - 6:30pm 
(Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka) 
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Back to Back Pop Up Shops!!!

Our amazing "Pop-Up" Shop will be on-site at the Komoka Community Centre for two days in a row!!
 
Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24! 
Both Days: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Stop by and have a look!! We will be bringing with us thousands of fabulous products, gorgeous inspiration boards and beautiful samples!! Shop until you drop ... pick-up orders ... sign up for a class or 2 ... do a lovely make n' take ... We would love to see you!! Shoppers are welcome to use Visa, MasterCard, Debit or cash :) Please note: you only have to register if you are taking a class, so that our designers can prepare. 
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

BOTH DAYS: All Day Cropping Fun! 
Reserve your seat for all-day cropping fun! Bring your projects & enjoy crafting from 10am - 8pm (or anytime in-between!). Full use of our tools, punches & machines will be available for you. Our on-site store will be up and running with fabulous products, kits & gorgeous samples to help get your mojo going. If you are cropping with friends, please let us know & we will be sure to seat you all together in a group. Each cropper will receive a 15% discount at our amazing on-site store! Please note: As seating is limited, registration & payment in advance is required for all crops and classes (no exceptions). 
 

Monday, November 13, 2017

December Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone. Today, I wanted to show you the Calendar Class that we will be doing for the month of December. Note that this layout class will be combined with the November Calendar Class on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the KCC. For this class, I used the Photo Play Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Line. I liked the traditional Red and Green colours in this collection.  I did some fussy cutting and used the Lawn Fawn Wreath Die and added some red and green embellishments.

Kits can also be ordered for this and/or the November Layout.


Have a great week.
Karen

Saturday, November 11, 2017

New Advent Calendar Kit

Happy Saturday, everyone!

With the holidays fast approaching, I've been starting my holiday projects to get ahead of the game. Christmas will be here before we know it!

I want to share with you my new kit - it's an advent calendar which uses the super adorable Milk & Cookies paper collection from Doodlebug Designs!


Using this kit, you will create a calendar with 25 boxes that you can fill with anything you like - treats, toys, tea, jewellery, the possibilities are endless! All you will need are some Nuvo drops and Glossy Accents to complete your embellishments, everything else is included!


Limited quantities are available in the store - click here to get yours!

Thanks for stopping by!

Deb

Friday, November 10, 2017

Pink on pink!


Happy Friday! As I am preparing this post, the first snow of the season is starting to fall....I am not ready yet, lol. So in my craft room, I pulled out this flower from Penny Black, and made a pink card, an ALL pink card for that matter. Pink and flowers make me happy!
I stamped with worn lipstick on pink cardstock, and used one of my clarity brushes with a Tim Holtz stencil and the same ink on the background. Sentiment is from Altenew, heat embossed in white.
Some bling and a white mat to finish the card. I don't think I can stop the white stuff but I stopped thinking about it making this card, lol.
                                                 Happy crafting!! Till next time, Anja

Monday, November 6, 2017

November Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone! Today, I wanted to share with you a photo of the layout that we will be doing at the next Calendar Class (November 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the KCC). I used this new line from Echo Park called "A Perfect Winter". I love the colours in the papers so I bought the entire collection. For this layout, I concentrated on the Woodgrain Papers and added some Navy Polka Dots to highlight the colours in the Woodgrain patterns. I also used some of the Enamel Gems from the line and then topped the snowflakes (an Impression Obsession Die) with some Wink of Stella Clear accents.


Hope you can join me at the class or remember that kits are available.
Karen

Friday, November 3, 2017

Watercoloured Christmas Trees!


Happy Friday! If you are going to the retreat....you will be doing a happy dance as it is here!
Connie and I are going to an event in Zonta where we will be teaching this card.
The stamps are all from the set from Tim Holtz and the stencil too. I love using the Clarity brushes with the stencil, no lines no smudges, works great!
               Hope you get some crafty time this weekend! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gingerbread Treat Box Class

Hello, crafty friends!

It's retreat weekend this weekend at the Four Points Sheraton! I can hardly wait!

I will be teaching how to make this fabulous treat box on Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm! I hope you can join me! We will be using the Lawn Fawn Treat Box die and Winter Treat Box Add-on die to create the box and we will be using Frosty Sparkle Glitter Kiss to make our roof, windows, doors, and tree glittery! I'll even be including some treats :) Click here to register!


These little boxes are the perfect size to fit a small gift, gift card or treats!

Come on out and check out our on-site store or take one of our fabulous classes this weekend! We are at the Four Points Sheraton in London from Friday through Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

- Deb

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

You be Thelma, I'll be Louise!

Happy Halloween everyone!! I hope you all get lots of treats and no tricks!! Today I am sharing my next Derwent Inktense Card Class.  It is coming up this Saturday, and it is being held at The Four Points Sheraton London, on Wellington Road (across from White Oaks Mall).  That is where SGD will be, hosting our Fall Retreat.  You don't have to be attending the retreat to participate in any of our classes, and please, please come check out the store and do some shopping!! :)  Here is one of my cards - a sassy stamp from Stamping Bella:

  Just a reminder, registration in advance is required!!
 Thanks so much and enjoy your day!

Lori
 

Monday, October 30, 2017

"Cute" Halloween Kit, etc.

Good morning, everyone! I got back into creating a few more kits this week and especially loved this one:


I used these papers from the Doodlebug "Booville"  Collection and love this die from Lawn Fawn. Of course the little spiders that go with the collection are pretty cute, too!


The second paper on the left was a bit of a challenge to use but I hope you like how I divided up the strips.

The other two kits that I made this week were on the theme of "A Trip to the Zoo".



With this colder weather and/or if you are attending the Retreat at the Lamplighter this weekend, it is a perfect time to get some kits and catch up on your Scrapbooking.

Karen

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Home For The Holidays


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card that I made with Tim Holtz's Home For The Holidays thinlits die set. Had so much fun playing with this die set. It comes with all the pieces that you see on the card. I love the retro look of the car. You just don't have to you this for Christmas.






Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, October 28, 2017

New Pumpkin Treat Box Kit

Hi everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

I want to share my new kit with you - just in time for Halloween! I have created these cute pumpkin treat boxes.


You can fill these with any treats you like - I've included the bags, ribbons and tags we well! All you will need in addition is some Vintage Photo and Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to ink the edges with your ink blending tool and some tape or glue. These are perfect for the special boys and gouhls in your life!


Pop by our pop-up shop today and check them out along with all of the other fabulous products that SGD has brought along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Deb

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sparkling snow covered card!


Happy Friday! Another Christmas card for me....this time I used this beautiful Penny Black stamp and stamped it with pumice stone distress ink. I then put some forest moss marker, tumbled glass 
and walnut stain on my craft mat, with a damp brush  I put on some colour and carefully blended out some of the stamped lines. The trick is to have a damp brush, that is what works for me anyway. 
In the sky and along the bottom I brushed on some clear wink of Stella and on the trees, the fence and snow I used diamond stickles. There was a time I used stickles on every card...I am sure you have some too, lol. After I let the card dry overnight, I stamped on the sentiment from the watercolor trees from Tim Holtz, matted the card with green and gold on an ivory base.
                                                Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The final Pop Up Shop of October!!

Our amazing "Pop-Up" Shop will be on-site at the Komoka Community Centre for one last day in October - Saturday, October 28! Stop by and have a look!! We will be bringing with us thousands of fabulous products, gorgeous inspiration boards and beautiful samples!! Shop until you drop ... pick-up orders ... sign up for a class or 2 ... do a lovely make n' take ... We would love to see you!! 
Here are the classes we are offering on Saturday, October 28th .  Just click on the photo, you will be redirected to our website where there are more details and you can register! Last chance to register!
 
http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/October-Calendar-Class-Karen.html

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/-Hallowe-en-Mixed-Media-Layout-Workshop-with.html

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/-Believe-Christmas-Card-with-Diva-Lori-Saturday-October-28-at-10-30am.html
 Shoppers are welcome to use Visa, MasterCard, Debit or cash :) Please note: you only have to register if you are taking a class, so that our designers can prepare. 
 Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Saturday, October 28: 10am - 7pm 

We hope to see you!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The fun continues on Friday!!!

Friday, October 27: 10am - 8pm
(or any time in-between; on-site store closes at 7pm, however you can crop until 8pm)

Our pop up shop, and all day crop continue on both Friday and Saturday!!  We also have an abundance of amazing classes being offered both days!  Here are the selection of classes & make n takes we have for you on Friday, October 27th!! Just click on the photo and you will be redirected to the website where you can register!!

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Cool-Techniques-Card-Workshop.html

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/-Leaf-Thanks-Make-and-Take-Card-with-Diva-Kim.html

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/-Bubble-Chick-Copic-Card-Class-with-Diva-Michelle.html

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Polar-Bear-Copic-Class.html

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Heron-Lake-Oxide-Card.html

We hope to see you!! 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Three Days of Pop Up Shops!!

Our amazing "Pop-Up" Shop will be on-site at the Komoka Community Centre for three days in a row!!

Thursday, October 26
Friday, October 27
Saturday, October 28!

Stop by and have a look!! We will be bringing with us thousands of fabulous products, gorgeous inspiration boards and beautiful samples!! Shop until you drop ... pick-up orders ... sign up for a class or 2 ... do a lovely make n' take ... We would love to see you!!

Here are the classes and make n takes that our fabulous divas are offering on Thursday!! Just click on the photo and you will be redirected to our website where you can register!! 


http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Happy-B-day.html

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Sweet-Pea-Copic-Card.html

http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Dog-Frame-Workshop-Kim.html



http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/Art-Journaling-Mixed-Media-with-Kim-and-Lori-Thurs-Oct-26-at-6-30pm.html


Shoppers are welcome to use Visa, MasterCard, Debit or cash :) Please note: you only have to register if you are taking a class, so that our designers can prepare. Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

All three days: 10am - 7pm 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Art Impressions Cards

Good morning and Happy Monday, everyone! I decided to take a break from making kits this week and got out some of my Art Impressions Stamps to make a few cards.

I took a class a few weeks ago with Diva Anja and loved the techniques that she showed us using a couple of Art Impressions stamps. I really like the watercolour effect that you can get with these stamps and of course, I always like to bring out my Tim Holtz markers. I used the stamp on the right to make the three cards but I wanted to show you the stamp that I bought following Anja's class.

 The stamps are very versatile and can be mixed using images, foliage, flowers, etc. from different Stamp Sets.

Here are the cards that I made (Note: I still have a long way to go in mastering this technique).


Hope you have a great week. Remember that we have three days of Pop-up Shops this week (Oct. 26 - 28) at the KCC. There will be classes, make and takes and crop time available.

Karen

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Double Up Technique


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my Art Journal Page for our next  Art Journal Class on October 26  . I used my new Dylusions pains and sprays from Dyan Reaveley. I found this technique from Suzanne called Double Up, you can check out her instructions here.






Hope you can join Lori and I. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day. 

Kim

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Heron Sunset Card Class

Happy Saturday, my fellow crafters! Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your weekend so far!

I will be teaching a class at the Komoka Community Centre on Friday, October 27th at 6:15pm using the Heron and Lake die from Impression Obsession! I love this die - it is so versatile for so many occasions - this card could be used for birthdays (for both guys and gals), sympathy, thinking of you, thank you, and the list goes on! I'll have a variety of sayings that you can add to the inside of the card at the class.

The background of the card is created using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. These inks are so incredible and blend so smoothly! If you haven't tried these inks yet, come and check them out - you'll be hooked! Finally, we'll glitter up the water with clear Wink of Stella to give it just that little shimmer! 



For registration details, please click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Deb

Friday, October 20, 2017

Easy Christmas card!


Happy Friday! Weeks are going so fast....so much to do, so little time, lol!
I have a confession to make...I do not like to make Christmas cards, sigh, I make them but I prefer to make other cards. So this week, I made an easy Christmas card with this stamp set from Kaiserkraft
I simply stamped the one image around my card and the sentiment with versamark  and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I matted it on ivory, then on gold onto an ivory card base. Might be too simple for you, but I am thinking this will be quick and easy to mass produce, lol!
                                         Happy Crafting, Anja

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two Upcoming Classes

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!  

I have a couple of classes coming up on Saturday, October 28th - a card class in the morning and a layout class in the afternoon!  Both are mixed media - surprise, surprise!!  Here are some details: 

"Believe" Christmas Card
 Saturday, October 28: 10:30 - 11:30am; 
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka
 
 "Take your card-making skills to the next level with, "Diva Lori", and her incredible "Believe" Christmas-themed card-making class! Learn valuable tips and techniques you can carry forward with your future crafting projects! Finished card is stunning!! Envelope will be included.

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including: fine tipped scissors, wet & dry adhesives, Ink Blending Tool and if you have one, a Craft Sheet. All of these items will be available for purchase at our on-site shop :) Each student will receive a 15% discount at our pop-up shop the day of Lori's class. Registration is required to hold your spot. Due to the hands-on nature, kits will not be available for this workshop."
  

"Hallowe'en" Mixed Media Workshop
Saturday, October 28: 1 - 2:30pm 
 (Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka) 
"Just in time for Hallowe'en! Our mixed media expert, "Diva Lori", is ready to teach you all about Mixed Media Art with her fabulous Hallowe'en workshop! You will be working with Distress Oxides, Dylusion Sprays, Distress Crayons & MORE! Whether you are brand new to mixed media art or a pro .. this workshop is for you! Maximum of 10 seats available - this class will sell out; so do not wait and get yourself registered today!

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including: fine tipped scissors, wet & dry adhesives (including pop-ups), an Ink Blending Tool and if you have one, a Craft Sheet. All of these items will be available for purchase at our on-site shop :) Each student will receive a 15% discount at our pop-up shop the day of Lori's workshop. Registration is required to hold your spot. Due to the hands-on nature, kits will not be available for this workshop
."
Hope you can join me!!  Enjoy your day!
 ~~~~~
Lori

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Magic of Christmas!


"The Magic of Christmas" Workshop with, "Diva Matilda"!
Saturday, November 4 at 1:30pm
 Location: Four Points by Sheraton London, 1150 Wellington Road South
 
Join our very own, "Diva Matilda", for this magical Christmas-themed scrapbooking workshop!! You will be working with Kaisercraft's "Christmas Edition" collection to create this incredible double-page layout! Absolutely stunning!! Perfect for your Christmas-themed photos!
 
 Students are asked to bring: basic tool kit including: paper trimmer, fine-tipped scissors, adhesives such as Tombow, tape runner & Pop-ups. If you have one, you may also wish to bring a Craft Mat. Each student will receive a 15% discount during the workshop at our amazing on-site store. Registration & payment in advance is required to reserve your spot. 
Note: this class is being held at our Retreat at The Four Points in London! If you are attending the retreat, and register early for this class, you will receive a 10% discount towards the cost of this class. If you are not registered for the retreat, you are still welcome to sign up for this amazing workshop :)  Follow this link to register!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Trick or Treat Kit and Beauty Kit

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I wanted to show you two new kits that I have created for SGD. The first kit is using the Doodlebug "Booville" paper. This line is so cute.

Kit # 1


I did a lot of fussy cutting and then used this new die from Lawn Fawn called "Trick or Treat". L
The Frankenstein was created using my Silhouette and then I added these Shape Sprinkles from Doodlebug called "Eye Candy".


The second kit that I made I called "beauty". These papers are from a Bo Bunny Collection called "Serendipity". I thought that this kit would be good for your garden photos or anything spring-related.


I used the I.O. Stamp called Grunge Wash and the Kaiser Craft Die called "Cut-out Textures. I also used T.H. Distress Oxide Ink "Faded Jeans to outline the papers and for the stamp (mentioned above).

So remember that we have three days of our Pop-Up Shops October 26th - 28th at KCC. It is a great time to get caught up on some of your photo stash.

Have a great week.

Karen

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Tim Holtz Gift Card Holder



Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you one of my projects that I will teaching at our Fall Retreat at the Four Points Sheridan on Sat Nov 4 at 10:00 am. I will be making up  kits if you would like to order one. You can register or order them here.
I used the new Tim Holtz gift card holder die set. It comes with everything you need to make it. I used the new Christmas line from Echo Park called A Perfect Winter. But you can use any designer paper for this gift card, just does not have to be Christmas.




Hope you can join me.
 Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Recipe Box Class

Hi everyone and happy Saturday! It's always nice to hit that weekend one day sooner after a short week!

I would like to share with you a few pictures from my upcoming Recipe Box class. I've been busy working away creating this cute little recipe box complete with dividers and recipe cards.

I've used the new BoBunny Family Recipes line of paper as well as the adorable Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wooden Cooking Embellishments to create this project (seriously...who doesn't need tiny gingerbread men and rolling pins!? Aren't they the cutest thing ever?)





My class will take place on Saturday, November 4th from 9:30am-11:30am at the Four Points Sheraton during our retreat weekend. This class is open to both the retreat attendees as well as anyone else who is interested in joining us! Click here for details on how to sign up!

We will also be doing a recipe exchange during the class, so everyone will go home with some great new recipes in their new recipe box! This would make a fabulous Christmas gift for the cooks in your life too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

- Deb


Friday, October 13, 2017

Penny Black Christmas card!


Happy Friday! The weather here sure has changed, it was nice to be inside and get crafty!
I picked up this new Penny Black stamp, berry speckles and placed it in my Misti. On a piece of bristol smooth paper, I first stamped it with plain water (just a spritz) and then I coloured it section by section with distress ink markers (forest moss, vintage photo and fired brick). I also went in with a damp brush and spread out the colour a bit. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz, watercolor trees, and stamped with versafine green.  Then I took a stamp from this set and inked it up with forest moss distress ink, wiped off the side and stamped  over the whole panel, very lightly. After I was sure all the ink had dried, I took a clarity brush and some fired brick distress ink to go over the whole image.I found some gold pearl paint powder in my stash and put a bit on craft mat, sprayed it with water and splattered on some gold dots, very hard to see in the picture.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Card Making Event Cancellation


** WE ARE VERY SORRY, THIS EVENT, (Saturday, October 14th) HAS BEEN CANCELLED ** 
 
IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED, YOU WILL BE ISSUED A FULL REFUND **

  PLEASE WATCH FOR OUR NEXT EVENT, COMING SOON.  Thank you, as always, for your continued support!

Monday, October 9, 2017

October Calendar Class

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope that you have all enjoyed some "family" time this weekend. Today, I wanted to share with you a layout that we will be doing on Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. This class will be held at the Pop-Up Shop at the Komoka Community Center.

For this class, we will be using the Grunge Stamp by I.O. and Ranger's Distress Oxide Ink "Vintage Photo". For the wood accents, we will be using Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Polish  "Chocolate Bronze" and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse "Mother of Pearl". It is difficult to see in the photo, but they give a lovely sheen to the wood embellishments.

I used a Memory Box Banner Die to give some interest to one of the papers from Carta Bella's "Hello Fall" line.

Remember that we will be having a 3-day Pop-Up Shop from October 26 to 28 with lots of classes and make and takes. Hope to see you there.

October Calendar Class Layout


Karen