Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tomorrow is our next Pop Up Shop!!

Friday, August 18:  10am - 7pm

Our amazing "Pop-Up" Shop will be on-site at the Komoka Community Centre all day on Friday, August 18!   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.

PLUS!! 
SATURDAY IS OUR CUSTOMER GARAGE SALE!! 
 
 You asked for it & we listened! Ladies, run to your calendar and save the date for the best garage sale ever!! Buy/Sell or BOTH! Vendors - sell your unwanted and gently used crafting supplies for CASH! Shoppers - buy incredible products at amazing deals, tax-free!! If you have been to our garage sales in the past, you know first-hand how amazing they are.  Saturday, August 19: 9:30am - 2pm, Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka. Vendor spots are already selling fast!! Do not wait - we ALWAYS sell-out!! This is an ideal way to sell your unwanted supplies to a 100% target market of crafters ... for CASH! Click here for more details!!
 
 




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"Bye Bye"

"Bye Bye" Copic Card Class with, "Diva Michelle"! 
Friday, August 18 at 10:30am
 

 


Adorable Copic card class with our amazing, "Diva Michelle"! 
Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, including:  fine-tipped scissors adhesives.  Copic markers used for this class:  Hair: W: 3, 5, 7, 9.   Skin: E: 43, 44.   Bear: E: 30, 31, 33.   Jacket: BG: 23, 34.   Pants:  RV: 21, 23, 25.   Tires & Petals: C: 5, 7.   Misc: C1, R29.  Each student will receive a 15% discount the day of the class.
Click here to register: Friday, August 18:  10:30am - 12 noon;  
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka
 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fabulous Fun Friday!


"Fabulous Fun Friday!" Card Class with "Diva Connie"!!
 
What could be more fun than creating a card with choices of all the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks!!  New inks, new colours, new stamps, texture & a pop of shimmer.  This class is full of techniques to try which you will be able to repeat for any occasion.  You may get your fingers dirty, but it will be worth it
Students are asked to bring to class:  Craft Mat, Ink Distressing Tool with clean pads, adhesives (whatever you like to use to put cards together).  Everything else will be provided, including smiles and a whole lot of FUN!   Each student will receive a 15% discount at our amazing on-site store the day of the class.

Click here to register: Friday, August 18:  2:30 - 4pm - Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Monday, August 14, 2017

"Memories"

Good morning and Happy Monday! Today, I wanted to share with you a kit that I created using Kaisercraft's "Keepsake" Collection. I love the vintage look of the papers in this collection. I used some of the Word Strips from the bottom of the papers. Kaisercraft is so good at including these "words of wisdom" on their papers. I added some flowers from the Prima "Wild and Free" collection and a chipboard butterfly that I had in my stash. To give the butterfly a metallic finish, I covered it with Metallic Gilding Polish in Chocolate Bronze and added a couple of dots using Ranger's Enamel Accents. Have a look at the website to see the different colours of the Gilding Polish. They cover wood and chipboard and other surfaces, with a nice glittery finish. I can see more of these colours in my future!

I hope you like the kit. While I was at the Pop Up Store yesterday, I picked up some of Kaisercraft's new collection "Factory 42". You will love these papers if you need to create a masculine card or layout. Hopefully, I will have something ready for you next week.


Have a great week!

Karen

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Watercolor Frames



Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Pop Up Shop this Friday August 18. This will be a Make-N-Take Card. I had a hard time coming up with a card using the Watercolor Frames stamp set from Altenew. I bought this stamp to use more with my Art Journaling but I thought the one stamp looked like a wreath. So I stamped the image 3 times with 3 distress oxide inks. I started with Vintage Photo then Fossilized Amber and then Faded Jeans. With the last 2 colours I just tapped in different areas I didn't cover the whole stamp. I stamped the sentiment with Faded Jeans. The background paper is from BoBunny called Serendipity Aviary. Love it. I then used some bling to put on my wreath because I didn't have the right colour of Nuvo Drops or Enamel Drops, go figure.





Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Hope to see you out on Aug 18.

Kim

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fun with Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Paper and Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes!

Happy Saturday!

Just wanted to share a little project that I've been working on this week.

A few weeks back, I picked up a few sheets of paper from Graphic 45's Nature Sketchbook collection just because it was so pretty! I love the bright colours, butterflies and flowers - I knew that there had to be a project idea in there somewhere...I just had to sit down and create!

I started out with an 8" x 10" wooden canvas and painted it with black gesso. I flipped the canvas over to use it as a shadow box and then cut out a frame from the collection's Every Blooming Thing paper which I adhered with distress collage medium.

Inside the frame, I used Season Splendor paper for the background and used a Tim Holtz honeycomb stencil and Stormy Sky Distress Ink to in two opposite corners to darken the paper in a couple of areas. I also inked around the edges of the background paper and then adhered it to the wood. I used the Monarch Majesty and Beautiful World papers and cut out the butterflies, sentiment, and the bottom border. To give the butterflies a bit of bling, I applied some Stickles.

Finally, I thought that the frame needed just a bit of antiquing, so I applied some Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter Glue with my finger here and there and used the Cosmic Shimmer Egyptian Gold Gilding Flakes. I am always trying to find new creative ways to use these flakes and I think it just added a nice touch to the frame.

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, August 11, 2017

Altenew card class


Happy Friday! Hope you are all enjoying the summer but also getting some crafty time!
On August 25, I will be teaching another Altenew class, you can find it HERE.
If I had to pick one stamp company, it would be Altenew, but it is a good thing I don't have to pick just one, lol.
Anyhow, we will be using different products, some new Oxide inks, stencils, clarity brushes...all the good stuff. I will post the second card next week.
Hope you will check it out! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Save even MORE on Clearance!

We are making room for all of the new releases! For a limited time, save an additional 10% on clearance! That's savings of up to 80%!! Ends Thursday, August 10 at midnight, only while supplies last! Sorry, no backorders. Excludes orders already placed.

PLUS!! 
Save 25% on Nuvo Crystal Drops! Lots of fabulous colours to choose from! Hurry, ends Thursday, August 10 at midnight, only while supplies last! Excludes orders already placed.

PLUS PLUS!! 
$5 Shipping! Get-your-craft-on throughout the month of August with easy shipping of just FIVE BUCKS*! This even includes sale & clearance items, Diva-made Kits & pre-orders!! This deal gets even hotter as you don't even need a coupon! All you have to do is place your order! *Note: $5 shipping applies to orders of $5 - $99.99. Free* shipping will be applied for orders of $100+ (before taxes). Applicable taxes apply. *Excluded: orders already placed, large items such as Misti, Stamp Platform, Machines, etc., which are shared shipping as indicated in the product description.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Our next Pop Up Shop, with Crop, Classes & Make n Takes!

Friday, August 11:  10am - 7pm

Our amazing "Pop-Up" Shop will be on-site at the Komoka Community Centre all day on Friday, August 11!   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.



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).
Bonus Crop Card!  Attend 5 crops; receive your 6th one FREE!!  Applies for $10 crops only.
 
Calling all card-makers!!  We have several amazing cards you can make with our divas today!! 

"Have A Great Day" Make & Take Card with, "Diva Michelle"! starting at 10:30am
 
Our amazing, "Diva Michelle", is offering one of her amazing make & takes featuring this fabulous card!!  This is a make n take!  Registration is appreciated, however, not necessary.   You will need approx. 20 minutes to complete this card :)  


"Happy Birthday" Make & Take Card with, "Diva Kim"! starting at 1pm 
 
Our amazing, "Diva Kim", is offering one of her amazing make & takes featuring this fantastic birthday card featuring, "Color Drops Stamp" by MFT!!   This is a make n take!  Registration is appreciated, however, not necessary.   You will need approx. 30 minutes to complete this card :) 


"Beautiful" Make & Take Card with, "Diva Kim"! starting at 3pm
Our amazing, "Diva Kim", is offering one of her amazing make & takes featuring this stunning card!  Learn cool techniques for working with stencils!  This is a make n take!  Registration is appreciated, however, not necessary.   You will need approx. 30 minutes to complete this card :) 


We hope that you can make it out to see us!! Have a fabulous day!!







Monday, August 7, 2017

"Love Sports" Kit

Happy Monday, everyone! Do you have a "Sports Fanatic" in your household? I certainly do. My husband loves baseball, hockey, and golf, in particularly. Watching T.V. with him is a nightmare, as he goes back and forth between several channels, all within an hour! So, with him in mind, I created this kit using the Bo Bunny "Game On! Collection. This collection has papers for baseball, soccer, basketball, and football. For this kit, I chose the most generic of the papers so that you could use photos of one sport or several. Hope you like it!


Have a great week!

Karen

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Clarity Stencil Brushes



Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my other Make-N-Take for this up coming Pop Up Shop. Have you wondered what the big hype on the Clarity brushes are, well come out and try them yourself. We will be using the Clarity Brushes to make this card along with Tim Holtz distress Oxide ink. They are so easy to use and what an effect you get with them. The stencil is new from Altenew and the sentiment also came from an Altenew stamp set that I had.







Hope to see you this Friday at 3pm. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Upcoming Dog Mini Album Tin Class!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Hope you are having a great start to your weekend!

I'd like to share a couple of photos of my upcoming class next Friday, August 11th at 6:00pm. We will be making this cute dog-themed mini album tin using the adorable Cooper & Friends paper line from Photo Play! I hope you can join me!

If you would like to register for the class, please click here.

Please bring your basic tool kit to class with you, including fine-tipped scissors, adhesives such as Tombow & Scor Tape, paper trimmer, Ink Blending Tool, and if you have them, a Craft Mat and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  All other materials (including the tin) will be provided for you. 

If you are unable to attend, I will also be making this class available as a kit after the date of the class. If you would like to order a kit, please indicate this when registering. 

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Penny Black First Waltz flower


Happy Friday! Penny Black came out with another flower, First Waltz, I had to have it, lol.
I positioned it in the Misti, and started inking the leaves up with Tim Holtz distress markers, first
bundled sage, then lightly misted it, stamped, inked with shabby shutters, misted it, stamped, then the flowers, first shaded lilac then worn lipstick and some dusty concord.
This technique will give you a watercoloured effect, and with the Misti you can do that, of course you can also do it with the Tim Holtz stamp positioner.
              Hope you will give this a try, and have fun with it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fairy Girl

 
Ahhh .... Derwent Inktense Pencils ... What can we say, they are amazing!!  Join Lori for this fun card class where you will be working with Derwent Inktense Pencils!! You will be creating a gorgeous card.  We just love the vibrancy these pencils bring to our projects! Lori will show you how to create magic with focus being on using Derwent Inktense Pencils.  

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 Lori's class.

Click this link to register online:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Dog Days of Summer Are Here!

Get-your-craft-on throughout the month of August with easy shipping of just FIVE BUCKS*! This even includes sale & clearance items, Diva-made Kits & pre-orders!! This deal gets even hotter as you don't even need a coupon! All you have to do is place your order! *Note: $5 shipping applies to orders of $5 - $99.99. Free* shipping will be applied for orders of $100+ (before taxes). Applicable taxes apply. *Excluded: orders already placed, large items such as Misti, Stamp Platform, Machines, etc., which are shared shipping as indicated in the product description.
 
PLUS!!
Save 22% on Pets/Animals!! Applies to regular priced products featured in our Pet/Animal Gallery, while supplies last. Excludes orders already placed. Ends Thursday, August 3 at midnight.
 
PLUS, PLUS!!
Save 20% - 50%!! Visit our 12 Hour Special Gallery & save BIG-TIME on over 100 fabulous products, while supplies last! New items added!!
 
Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AUGUST 19 - SAVE THE DATE!!

Mark your calendars & plan to join us for one of the best garage sales ever!! 
Saturday, August 19: 9:30am – 2pm. 
Location: Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka.

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; tax-free!!

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, machines, embossing folders, cardstock, ribbon, embellishments ..... and so much more; then this garage sale is for you!! Entrance is FREE & garage sale items are TAX-FREE!

This garage sale is one 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, register on-line by clicking here! Tables are 8' 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 8' table. If you have a tall item, you can place it directly beside your table; however, there will not be a lot of space in between tables, so please be mindful of this when planning. Tip for successful sales: Do not overload your boxes/table(s) ... spread your items out so shoppers can easily see what you have.

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 gym (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 8' table is $35 + HST. Each 8' 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 August 17th. 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 August 17th.

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 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!! Garage sale items are tax free & entrance is 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 8' 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 8:00 & 9:30am. Shoppers can shop from 9:30am - 2pm. Event ends at 2pm. Vendors are to be cleared out by 3pm at the latest. There will be no refunds on cost of Vendor tables.

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!!

Monday, July 31, 2017

"A Mother's Love" Kit, etc.

Good morning, everyone! We have had a beautiful weekend here in SW Ontario and in between enjoying the deck and painting some furniture, I made two kits to share with you.

For the first kit, I used the last of my paper from the G45 "Portrait of a Lady" Collection. In this kit, I concentrated on the Coral -coloured papers and used my new stamp from 49 and Market called "Gabi's Word Stamp Set". I love the small words and I am sure that I will find lots of uses in the future for this stamp set. I added some metallic elements from my stash and used these Prima flowers seen below:


Here is the kit. It is difficult to see the word stamps because I used a lighter brown ink to continue with the soft colours of the layout.


I also had time to make this kit, called "Soccer". Don't you love the Puffy Camera from "Freckled Fawn". The Word Strips are from Tim Holtz and are different in each kit.


Have a great week!
Karen

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Colour Drops Happy Birthday


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card that I will be doing as a Make-N-Take on August 11. We will be using the new  distress oxide inks along with the new stamp sets from MFT called Color Drops. I cut each drop out with the die that matches this stamp set. The back ground is made with the grunge wash stamp from IO.





You can register here. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Happy Birthday with Sprinkles on Top - New Class!

Hello crafty friends!

Hope you are all doing well and have some fun crafty plans for the weekend!

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for such a warm welcome! I am looking forward to crafting with you at upcoming pop-up shops and events!

I'm excited to share my new class with you - I will be teaching a Make & Take featuring my "With Sprinkles on Top" card on Friday, August 18th from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm using some adorable paper from Doodlebug Designs called Donut Shop! We'll even be glazing our donuts using Glossy Accents!

We'll be baking up some fun, so I hope you can join me - you 'donut' want to miss this!




Friday, July 28, 2017

Simple watercoloured card


Happy Friday! I have been watercolouring a lot lately...using Art Impressions stamps but also the flower set from Tim Holtz, perfect for this technique (water colouing the Art Impressions way).
I encourage you to look through your stamp sets, and I bet there are some stamps there you can use.
It is not hard, you ink up your stamp with a water based marker (Tim Holtz, tombo, marvy) and with a damp brush you soften the lines. It takes some practice, but really, you can all do it and it is super relaxing. On the website from Art Impressions are a ton of video tutorials, you can also find them on Pinterest. Give it a try, I hope you like it too!
                                                 Happy Crafting! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Come see us today at our Pop Up Shop in Komoka!!

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) for TWO BACK TO BACK DAYS! 
Thursday, July 27 & Friday, July 28th
Hours: 10am - 8pm
We would love to see you!! 
 You do not need to register if you are coming to shop! 
Please note: On Friday, our on-site store will be closing at 7pm, as we need time to tear down and load up vehicles

All Day Cropping Fun! 
We still have room for our all day crop tomorrow!! The registration fee is to 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).  Click here if you'd like to join us tomorrow!

Bonus Crop Card! Attend 5 crops; receive your 6th one FREE!! Applies for $10 crops only. 

Hope to see you there!! Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Art Journal Night this Friday!!

Join our media-crazed Divas, Lori & Kim, as they continue to explore the world of mixed media!! This art-form is all the rave and our Divas simply LOVE it!! Together we will 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+! 

Here is the page you will be creating this Friday, July 28, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
 


This week we will be playing with an old favourite - Dylusions Sprays.  If you have After Midnight & Calypso Teal, please bring them with you!  The houses are created with the newest Distress Oxide colours - if you have them, please bring them with you as well!!  Also it would be helpful to have a couple blending foam tools, heat gun, mini mister or spray bottle and your craft mat!! Baby wipes wouldn't hurt too!  Don't forget your Art Journaling Book (suitable for mixed media). We recommend Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Art Journal.  Come prepared to get messy!! 
 
Register today & discover Mixed Media for yourself!! 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)

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!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Introducing our newest Diva!!

We'd like everyone to welcome our newest Diva..Debbie Pollard!!!  We are thrilled that she agreed to share her talent and expertise with us, and we are overwhelmed by her enthusiasm!
 

 "Hi everyone! I am super excited to join the fabulous Divas at SGD! I've been crafting my entire life and enjoy all types of crafts from scrapbooking, to card making, to mixed media, to cake decorating - you name it, I love it! You can never have too many crafty hobbies! In the daytime, I work for a software company doing application support and quality assurance. I have a wonderful husband and two sweet dogs who truly are my kids with fur! Other than crafting, I love to bake, travel, camp, and spend time with family and friends. I look forward to getting to know all of you and creating together!"

Have a look at this incredible Dog Photo Tin, created by Diva Debbie!  You dog lovers out there will love this project.  Keep an eye on the website & the blog for details about Debbie's upcoming classes!! 



A HUGE WELCOME DEBBIE!! THE DIVAS ARE SUPER EXCITED THAT YOU HAVE JOINED OUR TEAM!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

August Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone! Today, I wanted to show you the next layout that we will be doing for the August Calendar Class. I chose this paper from the Photo Play Collection called "Campfire". I love the titles of the papers that we will be working with: Flannel Shirt, Sleeping Bag, and Around the Campfire.

In this class, we will be creating our own Border Clusters. This is a technique that is used in Digital Scrapbooking which we are going to recreate. In Digital Scrapbooking the embellishments are one-dimensional. In this class, we will create and use 3D embellishments. We are also using a Distress Oxide called Peeled Paint.

You can find many examples of Border Clusters on Pinterest. Have a close look at the Borders that we will be doing in this class, using some flowers, enamel gems, wooden buttons and twine, and some signs created using my Silhouette.


The class is scheduled for Saturday, August 26. Watch the blog for the time.

Karen

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Poinsettia Cluster



Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you another card I made with the Poinsettia Cluster Die. For the background I used an embossing folder from Tailored Expressions called Snowfall. The red foil paper is from the Mirri collections. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Christmas Word dies.






Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas in July


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for this up coming Thursdays Pop Up Shop's Make-N-Take. I thought I would do a Christmas card. Never to early to start. A lot of companies are starting to release their new winter collections. We just got this in at SGD, it is a die from Creative Expressions called Poinsettia Cluster and the sentiment is an old one that I had. The designer paper is from  Carta Bella, its called Christmas Delivery.  I added some pearls to the centres of the flowers.






Hope to see you on Thursday. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stencil birthday wishes!


 
Happy Friday! Have you tried the Clarity brushes yet? A set of 4 super soft brushes, so easy to use, to get ink on with no lines or smudges, a great look with no effort. For my card today, I used some mini stencils from Tim Holtz, set number 25, with two Tim Holtz distress inks, iced spruce and worn lipstick. For the main big panel, you will find that your stencil is not big enough to cover it at one time, but I just move it around till a get full coverage, do not worry about over lapping,it will look great. After I ink up the brush , I just put the first few strokes on a scrap piece, and after that, I go back and forth where I want the colour, no lines, no smudges, you will love it!
The sentiment is from the Tulip set from Altenew, I stamped it a couple of times with Versafine black and the mini misti. Some Nuvo drops, because I could not resist, lol.
                   Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 20, 2017

To The Moon!! New Copic Workshop!!

Adorable Copic card class with our amazing, "Diva Michelle"!
Thursday, July 27:  2 - 3pm;  
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka


Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, including:  fine-tipped scissors adhesives.  Copic markers used for this class:  E00, R11, E17, Y17, Y18, Y19, B93, B95, B97.   Each student will receive a 15% discount the day of the class.
Registration in advance is required!  (Click here to register.)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Three Ways to Save at SGD!!


1. Save 30% on 12x12 Designer Paper! You know how much we can't live without it - enjoy 30% savings on over 350 styles featured in our Paper Gallery! Ends Thursday, July 20 at midnight.
2. Save 20% - 50%!! Visit our 12 Hour Special Gallery & save BIG-TIME on over 100 fabulous products, while supplies last!
3. Save up to 70% in our Clearance Gallery!! It's loaded with some oldies but goodies!!
* All of the above are available only while supplies last; sorry, no backorders. Shop early & often for best selection. No coupons necessary ... savings are automatic! Excludes: orders already placed, pre-orders.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Kaisercraft "Keepsake" Collection

Good morning, everyone! This week, I decided to take a break from designing kits and did some of my own scrapbooking using this beautiful new collection from Kaisercraft called "Keepsake". Here is a look at the beautiful paper line:


I had this photo of my daughter that I wanted to scrapbook. She was dressed to go to the Queen's Plate in Toronto and I loved her new hat. Often, when I scrapbook, I try to match papers to the colours in the photo. But in this case, I wanted the striking colour of her hat to stand out. So I went for a very monochromatic look in the layout design.

I used the first two papers in the line shown above and fussy cut the frames in paper one. Then, I put this down on paper two and traced around the outer frames without actually gluing them onto the background paper. That enabled me to take some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Oxide ink and go around the outside of the frames to highlight the area.

I used gesso on the chipboard pieces and then coloured them with a brown Chalk ink. I cut out some postcards that I had leftover from another layout that I had done and edged them in the brown ink, as well. I cut out some of the elements from the Sticker sheet that goes with the collection and added some Prima flowers from my stash. To darken down some of the flowers, I added some Vintage Photo Oxide ink to the centers.

And here you have the layout:


So remember, there are a few occasions when you might want to go for a monochromatic look in your papers and embellishments to allow the actual photo to stand out.

Have a great week.
Karen

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Texte Grunge



Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you a card I made with a new embossing folder that SGD just got in. The embossing folder is called Texte Grunge and it from Carabelle Studio. I wanted to make a masculine card, so I thought this would be a great folder to use. Once I embossed the black card stock I took a sponge and went over it with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink. I then cut out the boarder with an old Tim Holtz die strip called Washer Boarder. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz stamp set called Odds and Ends.





Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Friday, July 14, 2017

Penny Black Birthday Peony


Happy Friday! Our pop up store is at the Komoka Community Center today, that is where I will  be teaching a class this afternoon. Would love to see you all, come see hello and check out the store!!
One of the wonderful new things we have are the Clarity brushes, and this beautiful Penny Black stamp. Together with some distress markers (mowed lawn, chipped sapphire and faded jeans), I made this quick and easy card. I inked up the stamp with the markers, huffed on it and stamped it on paper, stamping around it with part of the stamp till I had no ink left. Sentiment is from my stash, an old Hero Arts stamp, and stamped in Versafine Black. Then I put some ink, faded jeans, on one of my Clarity brushes and started to put on the soft finish around and at last over the whole card....I LOVE the result, so soft, no lines and so super easy. Some Nuvo neptune drops and clear wink of Stella to finish this card off. Hope you like it! 
                                             Till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Explosion Box Workshop!

 "Explosion Box" Card Class with, "Diva Michelle"

Thursday, July 27 at 12:30pm

An adorable card with a big SURPRISE!  It lies flat, and POPS up into a fabulous explosion box card when opened!  Just imagine their delight as they open this card up!   Class features Lawn Fawn, "Elphie Selfie", stamp & die sets.  Registration for this class is required, so that our Diva Michelle can prep in advance.


Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, including:  fine-tipped scissors, adhesives, pop-ups.   All other supplies will be provided for you.   Each student will receive a 15% discount at our fabulous on-site store on the day of the class :)  
   
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Back to Back Pop Up Shops!

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) for TWO BACK TO BACK DAYS! 
Friday, July 14th & Saturday, July 15th!!
Hours: both days 10am - 8pm
We would love to see you!! 
 You do not need to register if you are coming to shop! 
Please note: On Saturday, our on-site store will be closing at 7pm, as we need time to tear down and load up vehicles

All Day Cropping Fun! 
The registration fee is to 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).

Bonus Crop Card! Attend 5 crops; receive your 6th one FREE!! Applies for $10 crops only.

Register Online: 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SGD Customer Garage Sale!!

Mark your calendars & plan to join us for one of the best garage sales ever!! 
Saturday, August 19: 9:30am – 2pm. 
Location: Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka.

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; tax-free!!

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, machines, embossing folders, cardstock, ribbon, embellishments ..... and so much more; then this garage sale is for you!! Entrance is FREE & garage sale items are TAX-FREE!

This garage sale is one 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, register on-line by clicking here! Tables are 8' 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 8' table. If you have a tall item, you can place it directly beside your table; however, there will not be a lot of space in between tables, so please be mindful of this when planning. Tip for successful sales: Do not overload your boxes/table(s) ... spread your items out so shoppers can easily see what you have.

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 gym (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 8' table is $35 + HST. Each 8' 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 August 17th. 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 August 17th.

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 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!! Garage sale items are tax free & entrance is 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 8' 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 8:00 & 9:30am. Shoppers can shop from 9:30am - 2pm. Event ends at 2pm. Vendors are to be cleared out by 3pm at the latest. There will be no refunds on cost of Vendor tables.

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!!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Portrait of a Lady Kit # 2

Good morning, everyone! Last week, I showed you a layout that I did using the G45 Portrait of a Lady Collection. I like to buy the Collection kit because I can get at least three layouts from the papers. In this kit, there are papers in coral, beige, and dark green.

This is the kit that I made last week, using the beige and coral papers:


For this week, I concentrated on the Green papers. I used several embellishments in wood and chipboard. To make them go with the paper in the kit, I first inked each embellishment with Versa Magic "Hint of Pesto" and then sprayed the embellishments with Prima's "Gold Foil" spray.

I fussy cut the roses and added some Prima Beads to each rose and then added some Prima Crystals from the "Sweet Peppermint" collection.

Here is the layout:


I love the dark green (not really shown above) and gold combination. Hope you like it, too!

Karen

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Grunge Wash


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card for Friday July 28 Make-n-Take. I used the Grunge Wash stamp from  Impression Obsession to make the background. I used Worn Lipstick Oxide as the ink and I gave it a little spritz of water before I stamped on the card stock. For the butterfly I used the Fancy Butterfly die from Impression Obsession and I gave it a little colour by brushing on Pink Sapphire Glitter Kiss from Creative Creation.  The sentiment is from Penny Black's Special Thoughts stamp set.




Want to share a card that my friend Vicki made with the same Grunge Wash stamp.  The circles are also from Impression Obsession called Scribble



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

Kim

Saturday, July 8, 2017

20% off Pre-order for the new distress oxides is ending soon!


Okay you may want to grab a cuppa for this video as it is filled with amazing Distress Oxide goodness for almost 30 mins! Spend time with Tim showing his newest colours of the Oxide collection and comparing them to the first launch. Then see them in action!
Ends Monday!

Which ones are a must have for you?

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hero Arts sympathy card


Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a sympathy card with you, no fun to send out but they are part of our life. I like to keep them somewhat simple. For this card, I used a set from Hero Arts. it is a layering fuchsia set but I used it to stamp the silhouette.
The background is made with some mini Tim Holtz stencils and oxide inks!! Have you ordered the new colours yet? You can do so HERE
Surprise, surprise, I did pre order mine, lol! I added the silhouettes and sentiment with Versafine black and the Misti, some blue Nuvo drops and score lines to finish the card.
                                             Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Derwent Inktense Workshop

My next Derwent Inktense Workshop features one stamp, Full of Glee by Penny Black....one stamp, two different ways to use it! 


The more ways I can use a stamp, the better!!  The first card "You are Wonderful", has been stamped and embossed with white embossing powder.  I will admit it is a bit of a challenge to colour but I love the finished product!! The second card is done in my typical style, lots of layers, bold colouring!

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. 
 
(Location:  Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka)
~~~
Lori