Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Save the date for our Card Making Event!!!

Join SGD for a fabulous day of card-making fun!
Saturday, October 14: 9:30am - 4:30pm

This event is being held at the Vanneck United Church, corner of Vanneck Road & Ilderton Road (22651 Vanneck Rd)

  Six of the amazing Divas of SGD will be on-site and ready to teach you how to make six fabulous all-occasion cards! Your Divas for the day: Anja, Lori, Kim, Trish, Deb & Connie!! There will be something for everyone! Each designer will be teaching different techniques with each of their cards. No need to haul your big tote bags ... you only need to bring: fine-tipped scissors, pop-ups, wet adhesive (such as Tombow) and Scor Tape or a Tape Runner (all will be available to purchase if you do not have). If you have one, please also bring your Craft Mat and Ink Distressing Tool. Everything else, including envelopes for each card, will be provided for you. 

More photos to follow shortly! Crafters will rotate from table to table every 45 - 55 minutes (approx.) You will each be assigned a number so that you know in advance which table you are moving to next. Feel free to bring a lunch, as there will be a lunch break. We will be offering coffee, bottles of water and cookies for you each to enjoy.
 SGD's amazing Pop-Up Shop will be on-site with fabulous deals on all of the amazing products we love! And each crafter will enjoy a special little token gift from SGD! Registration is required to hold your spot.

Today's event is being held at the Vanneck United Church, corner of Vanneck Road & Ilderton Road (22651 Vanneck Rd) - Saturday, October 14: 9:30am - 4:30pm  Click here to register online!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Prince and Princess Kits, etc.

Good morning, everyone. Today, I wanted to share with you some of the new kits that I have created for SGD. One of our customers mentioned last week that her granddaughters love the colour "Purple" so that led to this first kit.

I cut out the Crown and the title "Princess" using my Silhouette and used the Creative Expressions "Lavender Glitter Kiss Cosmic Shimmer" to colour the Wood Flower. The papers are from Echo Park "Once Upon a Princess".

I used the same line of papers in this next kit called "Prince".

Finally, this week, I also created this kit called "Family".

I used the Nuvo Mousse "Mother of Pearl" to give the wood key some colour and dimension. The metal embellishments are from my stash and the stamp "Life is a..." is a Penny Black stamp. The papers are from Kaiser Craft "Factory 42" Collection. The film strips are from Tim Holtz.

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Card Making Event

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card that you will be doing at our Card Making Event on Oct 14 . I used the grunge wash stamp from IO and the scribble circle die to make the snowman. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

I hope you will join us. You can register here
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Art Impressions card

Happy Friday! This week I was playing with some of my Art Impression stamps and I made this card, very simple and easy to do, I love how it turned out. The sentiment is heat embossed with a deep purple embossing powder, it is from Altenew. With this card, you start by inking up your vine, any one of the AI stamps will do, ink it up and stamp 4 or 5 times, so you get a variety of colour, the same for the flowers and blend it out with a damp brush. It is very relaxing to do and you can't go wrong!!
There are a lot of different sets and you can easily substitute one stamp for another...or if you like them all, like me, well......
                                   Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Graphic 45 is here!!

'Tis the season with this rustic holiday collection from Graphic 45, Winter Wonderland! The Scandinavian inspired collection is full of festive red holly berries, pretty poinsettia, and lush wintery green woodlands. 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I got a chance to play with some of my new Tim Holtz Halloween goodies, along with some of my older ones too.  I love Halloween!  
If you are attending the "Crop til' you Drop St. Marys Card & Scrap-A-Thon" in St. Marys, Ontario, this Saturday, September 23 - at the St. Marys Friendship Centre, 317 James St.,", then you will have the opportunity to make this layout!! 

(Not sure if they still have room, I think there are about 85 ladies attending now, but if you are interested:  9am - 9pm ... Cropping, Shopping, Door Prizes, Gift Bags, Lunch, Dinner & MORE!!!
To register email: Vanessa: vdegroot@town.stmarys.on.ca, or, call 519-284-3272!
You will simply LOVE these ladies!! So much fun!!)

Monday, September 18, 2017

"Love Baseball" Kit

Good morning, everyone! Some of our customers have been asking for Blue Jays Kits. Since everything for the Blue Jays team is copyrighted, I had to come up with something of my own. I used Word Art from MS Word to make the circle "Let's Go Blue Jays" and then inserted the Maple Leaf Graphic. I printed this on Photo Paper.

Since I did not have any baseball paper in my stash, I decided to just use Cardstock on this layout (note the colours of the team) and then I went to my trusty Silhouette Machine and cut out the Double Hearts, the Baseball Player and Silhouette, and the Pocket. I punched out a circle and made it look like a baseball and then added some ribbon, buttons, and puffy stars.

It felt strange not to be using pattern paper in a layout, but sometimes you just have to be "creative"!!

Hope you like this kit.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Watercolor Frames

Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you another card I made using the Watercolor Frames by Altenew. This time I made a Christmas card. I used antique linen, worn lipstick, abandoned coral and peacock feathers distress oxides to stamp my wreath. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft called Sentiments-Traditional.
Of course I added some bling on the wreath and the bottom of my card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Halloween Kits!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

I've been busy crafting in the craft room (or as I call it, the "Ma'am Cave") putting together some cute Halloween kits. These little guys are Halloween treat bags that you can stuff with anything you'd like! The kit comes complete with everything you need to create five cute treat bags - all with a different design.

These will be posted in the online store soon or you can pick one up at any of our popup shops. We will have the samples on display too, which are much more sparkly in person!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Enjoy the sunshine!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Deb

Friday, September 15, 2017

Watercolouring with AI stamps!

Happy Friday! My card was supposed to show up early this morning, I must have done something wrong or Mr. Blogger did not agree with me, lol.
This card is watercoloured the Art Impressions way, with stamps and distress markers, a brush and water, LOVE doing this. After I stamped and coloured the cat, I cut it out and put it on the chair.
There are so many different sets and they all work together nicely. Did you know....there is new ones coming out too.....yup, I pre ordered them! As soon as the new ones are in, I will do a demo at Sheila's pop up store, stay tuned for that!
                                           Happy Crafting! Till next time, Anja