Monday, February 20, 2017

Pop Up Retail Shop, Classes & Make n Takes!!!


Crop, Shop, Classes, Demos, Make & Takes & MORE!!! Our pop-up shop will be on-site at the Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka (a 2 minute drive from our old store), from 10:30am - 8:30pm. We would love to see you!! 
You do not need to register if you are coming to shop!

All Day Cropping Fun
ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT! This registration fee is to reserve your seat for all-day cropping fun! Bring your projects & enjoy crafting from 10:30am - 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: registration & payment in advance is required for all crops and classes (no exceptions).

We also have a couple of card classes being offered that still have space! Registration in advance is required!!! 


We also have two Make n Take cards!!! Registration is appreciated for these two, but not necessary!!




Sunday, February 19, 2017


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card that I made with MFT's Hugs die. I have seen so many cute cards made with this die. I got my inspiration from Joy, click here to see her card. The background paper is from Echo Park called Party Time. I also used a little Monster from MFT's Monster stamp and die set. Instead of using my usual bling, I used Nuvo crystal drops and Irresistible from Imagine. Just gives that little something to the card. I forgot about the sentiment, it is from Penny Black's stamp set called Heartfelt.

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Saturday, February 18, 2017

MFT- Kindness clean and simple card

Andrea here!
I finally got my craft room clean enough for me to make a card.
I did enlist hubby's help- it was that messy

I broke open my new stamp set from MFT- Kindness with complimenting dies.
It is important to note that the dies do not cut out the words from the stamp set
Instead they are complimenting dies to the stamps

On my card I used a die and a stamp from the set
Holy cow does this stamp set have a lot of stamps to choose from
First I stamped a MFT background stamp in Whimsical Woodgrain
stamped on a kraft background in brown ink
Then I die cut the kindness die in black cardstock
and one of the sentiments embossed in white on black card stock
Glossy accents on my die cut to make it pop….
That's it!
And I love it. 

I hope you like my clean and simple card too!
Happy Saturday, 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Purple Altenew!

Happy Friday! Another Altenew card! Last week I taught a class with the Hibiscus set and I had it still on my desk....I stamped this flower on watercolour paper and coloured it first with a Derwent Inktense pencil (red violet) then I sprinkled some orchid colourburst on it and sprayed it with water.....I had a piece of papertowel ready to dab up some of the colour, lol.  I fussy cut the flowers out and when that was done , I took a black sharpie and went around it and I also coloured the dots in the center. On a rectangle piece of white cardstock, I tried to put a few sprinkles of the same colour colourburst (believe me that is hard) and then lightly spritzed it with water. Went a little nuts with the Nuvo drops (violet galaxy) and  added the sentiment, it is from Avery Elle. One of the flowers is glued down and the other one is popped up.
                                      Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Why you need the Altenew - Smile More Stamp Set

Many of us create to spread joy and to make others feel special and happy. This set is just perfect for those “just because” cards since these sentiments are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

With a unique sketched style, this delicate set of coneflowers has many elements that can be used to build gorgeous floral designs. You can color them with various coloring media or try stamping/embossing on vellum for an added softness! Whether they are simply stamped, colored, or used with some other techniques, I think you will love these floral images!
This beautiful card was creating using this product!

Take a look at this beautiful card from Laura Bassen. This is her creation with a great video! 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mixed Media Art Journal Workshop

Join our mixed-media-crazed Divas (Kim & Lori) as they explore the world of mixed media!! This art-form is all the rave and our Divas simply LOVE it!! 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!! Ideal for all levels of crafters aged 14+! 
 This workshop we will be playing with the gelli plate, making our own papers with it and then creating a collage in our art journals.  This is a technique we learned from Karen Ellis of The Art House in Cambridge. So...if you are curious...come on out and play!!  If you have a gelli plate and brayer, please bring it along with you!

Registration in advance is required now ladies!!! Thank you so much!! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


You have to see this one to believe it!! Come join, "Diva Mat", to create this gorgeous double page layout, "Together". In this class, you will be using lots of mixed media, using an edge distresser to "age" your paper, adding beautiful mists and embellishing with gorgeous ephemera pieces. You will be getting dirty in this class, so come ready to roll up your sleeves and get crafty with Mat!!

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including: a Craft Mat, fine-tipped scissors, wet adhesives such as Tombow or Beacon 3-in-1. If you have one, please also bring a heat gun. You should also bring baby wipes or paper towels with you. 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. Sorry, kits are not available for this "hands-on" workshop.

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!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

SGD's Customer Garage Sale!!

Mark your calendars & plan to join us for one of the best garage sales ever!! 
Saturday, April 1st: 9:30am – 2pm. 
 Location: Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka.
**This year's garage sale is a different format; please be sure to read over carefully for full details.**
Who is this garage sale geared towards?!... those looking to sell (Vendor) gently used/unwanted scrapbooking, card-making, crafting supplies, and, those looking to purchase (Shopper) fabulous deals on crafting supplies!!

Vendors: If you are looking to sell unwanted crafting supplies, to a large group of crafty-ladies, for cash in your pocket, then this garage sale is for you!!

Shoppers: If you are looking to pick up amazing deals on gently used and/or unwanted crafting supplies from hundreds of boxes of products, including stamps, dies, Copic Markers, paper, cardstock, ribbon, embellishments ..... and so much more; then this garage sale is for you!!

Our format on April 1st, is a garage sale where Vendors will be selling their own items directly to shoppers, FOR CASH!! And who doesn't love cash?!!

Vendor registration, which includes table rental, will be done through us, Scrappin' Great Deals (SGD). Call us at 519-473-5751, or email store manager, Danielle, at online at this link). 
Tables are 6' long and you are allowed to rent as many tables as you'd like. Each table will come with 2 chairs. You are allowed to display the products you are selling, however you like, as long as the items being sold fit on top of (or under) your table. Vendors will not be allowed to put items in isle, as our shoppers will need this space to move around; so be sure your items will fit on (or under) your 6' table. If you have a tall item, you can place it directly beside your table; however, there will not be a lot of space inbetween tables, so please be mindful of this when planning.

A maximum of 2 Vendors will be allowed per table. For example, if you and a friend would like to split on a table, you are welcome to do this and share the fees. Vendor tables will be sold on a first come basis. For example: the first person to call & register, will receive the very first table(s) set up in the room (shoppers would walk past your table first to walk into the gym). If the first person calling to register wants 3 tables, they will receive 3 tables grouped together, set up in the first position. We will not reserve spots in the gym. This is 100% on a first come basis, until we are sold out. Vendors are only allowed to sell craft-related products! This is not a "craft show"; it is a garage sale where crafters are selling their unwanted tools, papers, stamps, etc. for scrapbooking, card-making, etc.

Cost/table: Each 6' table is $35 + HST. Each 6' table will include 2 chairs. Payment is required at time of registration (no exceptions). SGD gift cards are not permitted to be used as payment for your table(s). SGD will be setting up the gym the evening before, based on registration numbers, so be sure to reverse enough tables for your items. Vendors will not be allowed to arrive on Saturday morning and request another table, as this would conflict with our set-up. Your total number of tables needed, must be determined by you, and, confirmed by us, by March 29th. You are welcome to add to your number of tables, provided there are still tables that have not been sold yet, AND, it is done by March 29th.

Why would you want to be a Vendor at this new style of garage sale? This new style is ideal for those of you that are looking to sell scrapbooking and crafting products for cash. Maybe you are downsizing and you do not want to have to use in a "giftcard", as we have issued in the past. Another huge benefit, is that the shoppers coming to this event are 100% crafters! You will be selling to a direct target-base of customers! SGD will heavily advertise this event throughout all of our social media feeds and our local community groups. At previous garage sales, we have had well over 500 shoppers during a weekend! We have had Vendors earn (through way of a giftcard) over $2000 (several times!!) Many Vendors have earned between $300 - $1000 in giftcards at our past garage sales. Vendors will now receive CASH in your pocket to spend on new crafting supplies, or, however you like. In prior garage sales, every Vendor spot has always sold out!! This is a fabulous opportunity to sell what you no longer need/want.

Why be a Shopper at this event? If you have ever been to one of our garage sales, you already know the answer!! Deal after deal after deal!!! Find amazing crafting products including: stamps, punches, dies, inks, markers, storage solutions, paper trays, machines (YES, MACHINES), papers, embellishments .... and so much more!! Everything will be tax free!! Our location is fabulous! Lots of room, no stairs, large parking lot, easy to find! Trust us, the gems you can find at our garage sales are AMAZING!!!

How it works .... As a registered Vendor, you are responsible for pricing each of your items. Remember, a lot of people may handle your items, so make sure your pricing stickers are secure. As a general rule, items are priced 25% - 75% off the original pricing (depending on the product and the condition of the product). Vendors are responsible for having their own cash box and change. Remember, shoppers will be paying you directly, with CASH. Vendors are also responsible for having their own bags to give to shoppers to put their purchased items in.

What can you sell? You may sell paper crafting supplies that are related to scrapbooking, card-making, mixed-media art, and, stamping. Examples are cutting tools, working punches, stamps, cardstock, patterned papers, paper packs, embellishments, ribbons, scrapbooking idea books, flowers, storage, Copic markers, etc. For paper, we suggest grouping in packages of minimum 10 sheets, but again, this is up to you. Extra large clear bags can be purchased at the Dollar Store. You are allowed as many large items as you'd like, provided they fit on (or under) your 6' table(s); or closely beside your table(s).

SGD is not liable or responsible for any lost or stolen items. Each Vendor is responsible for manning their Vendor tables. If you are unable to man your table(s), consider having a friend or teenager do it for you! Vendors can set up between 8:30 & 9:30am. Shoppers can shop from 9:30am - 2pm. Event ends at 2pm. Vendors are to be cleared out by 3pm at the latest.

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!! SERIOUSLY!! See you there!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Very Colouring Book

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card that will be the Make N Take on Feb 24. I will be using the background stamp called Very Colouring Book from MFT. I heat embossed the image with White embossing powder from Judikins. I find this embossing powder works great for this technique. I then used my distress inks to colour the background. The sentiment is from Penny Black's stamp set called Heartfelt.

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


Saturday, February 11, 2017

My latest Haul!

Woo Hoo! Look at all my new playthings. 
Too much cuteness!
I thought I'd share my recent haul with you all
as these are all hot items in the crafting world
And no wonder- look at them!

From Penny Black we have two adorable critter stamp sets

Next up is MFT's Kindness stamp set and matching dies
so many ideas for clean and simple cards with this set

Last but not least are my favourite items- The Doodlebug Cream and Sugar collection.
I love it so much I bought duplicates of some items. 
Must haves for any coffee, tea or sweet tooth's out there

Do you like these stash type blog posts?
I find I look for them on the internet for inspiration. 
Tell Me what you think?

Cheers, Andrea