Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pop-Up Shop in Strathroy

Hello Ladies!! We have an outstanding day planned for you!! 

We are so excited to offer our amazing "Pop-Up" Shop in beautiful Strathroy!! That's right ladies, SGD will be onsite at "Bundles Creative Creations", 79 Thomas St., Strathroy from 11am - 4pm with our spectacular store!! You can stop by to shop, pick-up orders, and/or join us for some card-making fun!! Please note, if you are coming by to shop, you do not need to register. Registration is only required for classes, so that our Divas can be prepared :) We would love to see you!! Shoppers are welcome to use Visa, MasterCard, Debit or cash :)

Card Class with, "Diva Connie" in Strathroy! Monday, February 6 at 11am

 "Winter Wishes" M&T Card with, "Diva Dani" in Strathroy! Monday, February 6 at 1pm

 "In The Stars" Make & Take Card with, "Diva Dani" in Strathroy! Monday, February 6 at 2pm

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kits including: paper trimmer, fine-tipped scissors and adhesives (liquid, pop-ups and a tape runner). All other materials, including envelopes, will be provided for you.

Monday, January 30, 2017

So many Pre-Orders to choose from!!!!

Pre-orders are products that have not yet arrived in our store. We are now accepting pre-orders for the following listed products. Once inventory arrives, your pre-order will receive priority processing. Each pre-order (company) has a different date of arrival. Each pre-order for each different company (collection) must be on a separate order. Do not include other products with your pre-order unless you would like to wait for your pre-orders to arrive in stock. Thanks!  Please Note: 95% of our inventory comes from the US.  Due to the low Canadian dollar, some items being offered for pre-order will not be stocked as regular in-store items after pre-order deadlines.  We encourage you to take advantage of pre-order savings. All of our prices are in Canadian funds - there are no hidden exchange rates, duty or brokerage fees :)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monster Birthday Wishes

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this coming Tuesday. I am loving this Monster stamp set from MFT. The black background is also from MFT. I used distress inks to stamp the little monsters. Using my Misti helps me to stamp a couple of times to get that solid image. Information regarding time and location is here.

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


Saturday, January 28, 2017

2017 sneak peek - tonic studios...

Time for new tools and ink!
Watch Tim's sneak peek video to see the magic happen!
We have all the goodies available for pre-order
We have the pre-order set up by month it is available so the following links will take you to all the goodies!

Click here for January's arrival
Click here for February's arrival
Click here for March's goodies
And finally April's delivery can be found here

I need it all!


Friday, January 27, 2017

Welcome, little one!

Happy Friday! How about a cute baby card....love this die from Precision Cutting, it is called
Peeking Barn Animals trio. When I saw the die, a lot of possibilities popped in my head, for baby boys or girls, you can make this in so many different colours! The die for the border is from MFT, comes with 4 different ones, love that too, lol.
Sentiment is also from MFT, essential sentiments
Of course, I had to add some Nuvo drops in sterling silver and some glitter drops from Viva.
                            Till next time! Happy crafting, Anja

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Help us make room for the new CHA releases!!!

Three Ways to Save!!
#1. Save 25-40%!! Visit our 12-Hour Special Gallery & enjoy savings of 25-40% on oodles of amazing products.
#2. Paper Blow-Out! Save 40% on hundreds of sheets of 12x12 Designer Paper featured in our Paper-Blow Out Gallery!
#3. Save 40-75%!! Visit our Clearance Gallery for outrageous savings!!
Note: Above 3 offers are available only while supplies last; sorry, no backorders. Sold on a first come basis. Online orders only; not available at our pop-up shops. No coupons required. Excludes: orders already placed. Have fun ladies!


A little note from Scrappin' Sheila ... Where will you be the last weekend in May?!! Why not join us for our spectacular Retreat in Grand Bend at The Oakwood!! We only have 7 spots left and would love for you to join us!! Don't delay, if you are interested, contact, Danielle 519-473-5751, as soon as possible!! It is the best time ever ... SERIOUSLY!! Enjoy your week everyone & keep on crafting; it's good for the heart & soul! Remember to create a memory & hug someone you love each and every day!! xo!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Derwent Inktense Workshop with Gorjuss Girls!

 Ahhh .... Derwent Inktense Pencils ... What can we say, they are amazing!! Join me, Lori, for this fun card class where you will be working with Derwent Inktense Pencils!! You will be creating TWO fabulous cards featuring adorable Gorjuss Girls Stamps! We just love the vibrancy these pencils bring to our projects! I will show you how to create magic with the focus being on using Derwent Inktense Pencils. Please note: this class will be held at our "Pop-Up" Shop at the Komoka Community Centre :)

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; however, each student must have their own water brush. Students will receive a 15% in-store discount during my class. Derwent Inktense pencils will also be available to purchase the night of the class

Click here to register: Tuesday, January 31: 6:30 - 8pm (Location: Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Scrapbooking with Collection Kits

Good morning, everyone. I have been taking some time to get my own scrapbooking up-to-date and have discovered that a quick way to do that is to use a Collection Kit. What I like about these collections is that not only do they come with several papers but that they also include Sticker Sheets (both Element and Alphabet Stickers). I had a lot of photos of winter scenes so for the following layouts I used "I Love Winter" by Echo Park.

The collection also included two sheets of journal cards. See below how I used these cards:

Layout #1

Layout #2

Layout #3

I will probably add a few more embellishments later but these three layouts were quick and easy and I still have enough paper left to do another layout in the future.

So, if you have a lot of photos of one theme to scrapbook, think about using a Collection Kit from one of the many manufacturers that Sheila carries. My next task is to get all of my Christmas photos scrapbooked using the "Christmas Delivery" Collection from Carta Bella.

Have a good week.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Monster Love

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for our Feb 14 event. You will be making 4 cards that day. You can register here. I am using the Monster stamp and die set from MFT. They are so cute and make great kids cards. I used distress inks and my Misti to do my stamping. I used the Crystal Nuvo drops to add a little bling. Hope you can join us.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Precision Press by We R Memory Keepers- New Tool Alert!

Repeat Stamping Made Easy!
SGD now carries the WRMK Precision Press
Click here to see them in stock at SGD!

The Precision Press makes stamping a breeze. Stamp anywhere on 12x12 page.
  • Measurement grid for easy alignment and non-slip surface to keep projects in place.
  • Product Dimensions: approximately 7in x7in
Shared shipping: For orders shipped within Canada, customer will pay the first $10 towards shipping & SGD will pay the remainder. If you pick the product up at one of our "Pop-Up" Shops, shipping of $10 will be waived. 

I think everyone needs a stamp press in their tool kit- seriously they are amazing!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, January 20, 2017

Winter day on the lake!

Happy Friday! I am back with another quick and simple card. This stamp from Penny Black is very versatile, easy for a quick card but I can think of many other things to do with this scenery stamp.
It is called "on the lake" and you can find it HERE !! 
I stamped it on a white piece with black versafine and then with a blending tool I added some tumbled glass and faded jeans, leaving some white spaces. The whole piece is added on a white base, sentiment from MFT ,essential sentiments. That's all, super quick!
                  Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Look at what our amazing, "Diva Trish", created! 
She used this beautiful Memory Box Enchanted Deer Collage Die!

This is one of the fabulous dies in the scenery & Nature Gallery. Enjoy fabulous savings of 20% on this gorgeous product.  We have something for everyone! And the best part ... savings are automatic; no coupon required. Applies to regular-priced products featured in our Scenery Gallery. Excludes: sale items, pre-orders, orders already placed. This special promotion ends Friday, January 20 at midnight. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Two Ways to Save!!

#1. Save 20% on Scenery & Nature! Enjoy fabulous savings of 20% on gorgeous products featured in our "Scenery & Nature" Gallery! We have something for everyone! And the best part ... savings are automatic; no coupon required. Applies to regular-priced products featured in our Scenery Gallery. Excludes: sale items, pre-orders, orders already placed. This special promotion ends Friday, January 20 at midnight.
Plus ...
#2. Paper Blow-Out - Save 40%! We have to make room for the new lines!! Take advantage of 40% savings on fabulous papers featured in our Paper Blow-Out Gallery!! Only while supplies last; sorry no backorders. Shop early & often for best selection!
Have fun ladies!


Our new adventure continues!!  Crop, Shop, Classes, Demos, Make & Takes & MORE!!!  Our spectacular "Pop-up" shop will be on-site on the following days/locations:
    January 27: Komoka Community Centre
    January 31: Komoka Community Centre
    February 6: "Bundles" in Strathroy
    February 9: Komoka Community Centre
    February 14: Wellness Centre, Komoka
    February 24: Komoka Community Centre
    February 25: Komoka Community Centre
If you would like to stop by to shop or check us out, there is no need to register.  Registration is only required for classes/crops/events.  We would love to see you! MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE - CLICK HERE!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Come join our Diva Matilda to create this beautiful floral layout, entitled "Dream". 

In this class, you will be working with lots of mixed media, from using the packaging technique to apply spray mists, stencil work with modeling paste, creating texture with gesso, Nuvo crystal drops and even adding micro beads! You will finish your page by doing some fussy cutting, and add beautiful mulberry flowers for dimension and depth on your page. You don't want to miss it!

Please note: this workshop will be held at the old Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka (a 2 minute drive from our old store), where you will be able to crop, shop, take classes, see demos & MORE!!! We would love to see you!!

Click Here to register: Friday, January 27: 6 - 8pm

Monday, January 16, 2017

You & Meow!


If you are a CAT person, you will want to get your hands on my latest kit before they are gone!! I used the Photo Play Collection - Roxie & Friends.  With your kit you will receive materials, instructions and a coloured photo for easy reference. Not included: brown or black ink pad. 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!
Have a fantastic day!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Loving Life

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you our next project for Art Journaling class.    We will be using Gelatos from Faber Castell to  paint our background  and also  using them with our stencils. I used the flourish stencil from Tim Holtz and the other is a stencil from Prima called Bamboo. The heart is cut out with Tim Holtz's Scribble and Splat die set. I used a Background Script stamp from Kaisercraft and used white embossing powder to make it pop. The Loving Life sentiments comes from Bella BLVD,  Little Bits.
 Hope you will come out and join us. You need to register here. If this is your first time out, no worries, all you would need to bring is an art journal, or mix media paper, small brush and heat gun if you have one. We will supply the rest. If you have Gelatos and would like to bring your own, I used the following colours : watermelon, aqua dolce and kiwi.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Impression Obsession Bunny Fun!

Our honorary Diva Jeanne Streiff over at Inky Paws blog  played with one of the super cute new stamps from Impression Obsession that are now available for pre-order
This one is specifically called Bunny Circle and Jeanne has done it up right with her colouring!
I also love her orange 'swipes' for her background. Clean, simple and awesome!

Thanks Jeanne for letting us share your amazing card!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, January 13, 2017

Altenew Thank you card

Happy Friday! Yesterday I went to the crop/pop up shop at the Komoka community center....it was fun!!! So great to see so many of you!
Earlier this week I made this card for the blog with the flowers from the Altenew set, Moments in time. I coloured them with Derwent inktense pencils and cut them out, then I put some glossy accents on top. For the background I used Viva inkagold black around the edges and black soot with a honey comb stencil. The inkagold gives it some nice sparkle!! The sentiment is also from Altenew and the drops are done with Nuvo carnation pink.
                                  Hope  you like it, Anja

Thursday, January 12, 2017

You slay me

I love mix matching stamps! and Sheila knows it! 
Till January 13th at midnight save 20% on stamps! So what can you do with stamps?!?! Take a look at the amazing design from Diva Michelle! 

Mix and match stamp styles and create an amazing card, scrapbook layout or add those little extra's to your pocket pages. So many to choose from! Come relax and color :) 

"You Slay Me" Copic Card Class with, "Diva Michelle"! Friday, 
January 27 at 10am

"You Slay Me" Copic Card Class with, "Diva Michelle"!  Friday, January 27 at 10am

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Stamps, Stamps and more Stamps!!

Save 20% on Stamps!!
Enjoy fabulous savings of 20% on hundreds of amazing stamps featured in our Stamp Gallery! We have something for everyone! And the best part ... savings are automatic; no coupon required. Applies to regular-priced stamps. Excludes: sale items, pre-orders, orders already placed. 
This special promotion ends Friday, January 13 at midnight. 

Please note: As we will be away at our "Pop-up" shop on Thursday, January 12 at the Komoka Community Centre, we ask that you allow extra time for order processing. Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I Woof You!!

Who loves the dogs in their lives?!?!!  Why everyone of course!! I used the Photo Play collection "Cooper & Friends", to create this double page layout kit. It is a Limited Edition kit as always!! 

Kits can be ordered online (CLICK HERE) and will be available for sale at our first "pop up shop" this Thursday, January 12th 2017, at the Komoka Community Centre,  133 Queens Street, Komoka.

Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Super Cute new MFT release!!!

Pre-order your new My Favorite Things today & save 20%!! 
ETA: January.

Brand new Stamps and Dies!! Have a look at what the talented MFT Design Team created with these versatile products: 

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 January 25, 2017. 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 :)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Funky Flowers

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you one of my cards that I made with Funky Flowers stamps and dies from MFT. I  stamp the flower and heat  embossed with white embossing powder. I coloured the flower and leaves with distress inks. I used Tim Holtz mix media die to cut out the corner. The sediments is from Penny Black's Heartfelt stamp set.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Blog Candy Winners- Is it you?

We had a great turnout for our blog candy!
What a great way to kick off the New Year
Thank you so much for being part of our journey
and letting us be a small part of yours

Now without further ado….
I wrote down all the names from the blog candy post on the blog plus the Facebook post
and had my hubby draw the 3 names
and the winners in the order they were drawn are…..

Winner 1

My crafty resolution is to enjoy the process more rather than worrying about 
the ending.

Winner 2:

Happy New Year everyone! I plan to put a real dent in my scrapbooking projects. I'm not going to over think my layouts, just do them!
Winner 3:

Happy New Years!
My resolution is to start opening all the wonderful purchases I have made more and start using them. I buy a lot and then tend to get busy. This yr is the yr of buying and using.

Congrats to the winners!
Please email me (Andrea) at ajmurdock@sympatico.ca
with your name and mailing address
Please put blog candy winner in your subject line
and we will get your treats off to you!

Have a great day!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Simple Sympathy card

Happy Friday! A sympathy card to share with you today, we all need those sometimes, I usually keep them simple but do like to have them on hand. This one started out with a piece of watercolour paper,  4 3/4 x 5, and I heat embossed the tree from the Altenew set , Moments in time, in brown,
On an acrylic block I scribbled some peeled paint marker and spritzed it with water, with a brush I put some colour on the leaves. The same way with a brushed corduroy marker to make the ground.
The branch in the right top corner also comes with the set, sentiment is from MFT, essential sentiments. With a foam blender I darkened the edges with brushed corduroy. The watercolour paper is matted on brown on a cream cardstock base.
As a final touch I added 2 green dots with bottle green Nuvo drops.
                                                       Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cooper & friends

Photo Play's new collection Cooper & friends caught my eye right away since my beagle is called Cooper!  The collection includes a Stamp set and a separate co-ordinating Die set that I used to create this super cute card!! Keep an eye out on the website because I have a couple of layout kits in the works as well. 

My cats may not be called Roxie, but I had to have the Photo Play Cat collection Roxie & friends as well, so I will be making cards and layouts for those cat lovers out there too!


 Santa has you covered!
Right now you can enjoy savings of 25% on
Christmas-themed products!!
That's right ... jump over to our Christmas Gallery & save 25% on
hundreds of products (dies, stamps, papers & MORE!)
But hurry, this special offer is available only while supplies last,
 until Thursday, January 5 at midnight!
No coupon necessary, as savings are automatic!
Excludes: orders already placed, 25% discount cannot be
combined with other coupons/discounts

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

TWO Layout classes with Diva Matilda!!

Thursday, January 12 at 6:30pm
 Join our talented, "Diva Matilda" for "Winter Wonderland", an informative class where you will explore the world of mixed media, by using different mediums to create texture and add eye-catching details and elements! This class will have it all! Ideal for winter-themed projects. Registration & payment in advance is required to reserve your spot.
Friday, January 27 at 6:30pm
 SNOW FUN!! How adorable is this single page layout by, "Diva Matilda"?! This would be such a fun, unique addition to anyone's scrapbook. Come join us to learn how to use paper-piecing as a technique for your page. We will use a marker to add some faux stitching around the reindeer's antlers and add dimension using pop dots to add all of the fun elements. If you are unable to attend and would like to order a class kit, just let us know and Matilda will get this ready for you (note: if you need your kit shipped, standard shipping rates will apply).  

Please note: these TWO workshops will be held at the old Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka (a 2 minute drive from our old store), where you will be able to crop, shop, take classes, see demos & MORE!!! We would love to see you!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Two amazing, upcoming classes by our newest Diva..Connie!!

PLEASE NOTE: These two workshops will be held at the old Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka (a 2 minute drive from our old store), where you will be able to crop, shop, take classes, see demos & MORE!!! We would love to see you! 
Thursday, January 12 at 3pm
 Exploring ATCs ... Artist Trading Cards are sizzlin' HOT and our, "Diva Connie", is ready to show you what it's all about!  They are miniature works of art created to trade or share with other like-minded artists.  The only steadfast rule is that they are 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" - that's it!!  If you are a scrapper or a card-maker, you too will LOVE these as you can use them in your layouts, mixed media projects, as card-fronts & more! Making ATCs is a fabulous way to use up your scraps while practicing new techniques.  No two ATCs will ever be the same.  Give it a try; you may be pleasantly surprised at just how much fun they are to make!  A variety of completed ATCs will be on-hand to help get your mojo going so that you can let loose and express yourself! Connie is so excited to see what you will create!

Thursday, January 12 (12 - 2:30pm)
Calling all card-makers ... Join, "Diva Connie", anytime between 12 & 2:30pm for a fun Make & Take!! Tim Holtz Crazy Birds deserve nothing less than a crazy handmade background! For this make & take, you will be doing exactly that! We will use re-inkers to create this swirly marbled look. You will have so much fun and be so amazed at the results! We guarantee that you will want to try this technique at home. No two backgrounds can ever be the same. While you wait for your background to dry, you will stamp your birds and colour with pencil crayons. Are you ready to learn a few new tricks with pencil crayons?! They are the biggest craze and every one can be successful! Registration is appreciated, however, not necessary. Stop by Connie's table between 12 & 2:30 and be ready to craft!