Friday, March 31, 2017

Lavender butterfly!


Happy Friday! It's Spring, right? That is what the calendar says anyway...
Sharing a card with you today in Spring colours. iced spruce, worn lipstick and shaded lilac (Tim Holtz distress ink colours).
I started this card with a piece of Neenah cardstock, 5 1/4 x 3, and stamped the floral fantasy background stamp from MFT on it with versamark, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. With foam blender tools, I put on the 3 colours of distress inks.
The lavender butterfly die was run through the cuttlebug twice, once with green paper and once with Neenah ( I cut the butterfly out and put some iced spruce ink on it).
The sentiment is done on a white strip of paper, heat embossed in white and then I put on the iced spruce ink again, it is also popped up. A half inch strip of green on the right and some Nuvo neptune drops on the butterflies to finish this card off.
                                      Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Our Spring Customer Garage Sale!!

A little note from Scrappin' Sheila ... Ladies, this is NOT an April Fools Joke!!! 
 Saturday, April 1st: 9:30am - 2pm!  
Join SGD for the best garage sale both sides of the Mississippi!!!   SERIOUSLY!!  We have Vendors from Toronto to Collingwood to Windsor anxious to sell you their gently used/unwanted crafting supplies!  Where comfy shoes, bring an empty shopping tote and be ready to shop until you drop!!  Please note: as vendors will be busy setting up, doors will not open until 9:30 sharp.  
NEW LOCATION: Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka - Look for the balloons!!  
NEW THIS YEAR: Vendors are selling their items directly to you for CASH!!! 
There is an ATM at the BMO in Komoka, otherwise have cash on hand.  
Our SGD store will be onsite & we accept Visa, MasterCard, cash or Debit.  
 See you Saturday!!  Keep on crafting; it's good for the heart & soul!   
Remember to create a memory & hug someone you love each and every day!!  xo! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Inspiration with Art Alchemy Waxes!


Happy Wednesday everyone!    When I got my order of Prima Art Alchemy Waxes I had to play with them - even though I was sorting for the Garage Sale that is coming up this weekend.  I didn't have time to start from scratch so I pulled out this little 6x6 chipboard piece that I had made a couple of years ago. With my finger, I added the Antique Brilliance Wax - Mystic Turquoise, on the chipboard around the raised parts, and in the crevices of the metal pieces.  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I am still waiting on a couple more of the waxes that I might just have to add some more colours to this piece!! Can't wait to play some more and create a new piece! 

~~~~~~

Lori

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hello!

Calling all card-makers!!  
 
Join our amazing, "Diva Kim", for a fun make & take! 
 Friday, March 31: 10:15 - 11:15am 
This card would be ideal for slipping a Tim's or Starbuck's gift card into!! Envelope included!



Please bring your scissors and adhesives (including pop-ups) with you. Registration is not required .. just pop by anytime between 10:15 & 11:15 & be ready to craft! Card will take approx. 15 minutes to make :)

  We will be at the Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka, all day Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Monday, March 27, 2017

One-page layout

Good morning, everyone. In my scrapbooking, I rarely do one-page layouts. However, sometimes you have only one photo of a specific moment or event. I had two photos of my grandson playing with his lego blocks and neither photo was that great. One was blurry (so I discarded that one) and the other one had two much other "stuff" in the photo.

Luckily, I had this Decorative Die from Kaisercraft called "Circle Scribble. I cut my photo in a circle, getting rid of all the extras that I didn't want in the photo and then used the circle scribble die as a mat. I had this Photo Play kit called "My Imagination". There are papers in the collection which focus on lego, dinosaurs, and robots. The colours are so bright and the themes are perfect for our little guy who is in to dinosaurs and lego.

I used some of the stickers from the kit, a stamp from Lawn Fawn called "Chevron Backdrops" and some of my Ranger Enamel Accents. I love to use these to create my own enamel-like dots.

Here are the products that I used:


Here is my layout:


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fine Joy in Your Art



Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my project for this up coming Art Journal Class. We will using corrugated card stock, Tim Holtz crayons, Dylusions paints, embossing paste and metallique wax. Had so much fun playing with all these goodies. Hope you can join Lori and I  this Friday. All you need to bring is your art journal or mix media paper and some brushes, we will supply all the other supplies. Come out and have some fun.






Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim
  

Saturday, March 25, 2017

It's Almost Garage Sale time!!!!


It's almost here!
Garage sale time!
This is just some of my stash that I am getting ready to price and box up
I can't wait to sell some stuff and more importantly buy some goodies!

Either as a Seller or a Buyer or BOTH 
We would love for you to join us!

The best garage sale ever is coming your way!! Saturday, April 1st - Komoka Community Centre Buy, Sell and/or BOTH! This year's garage sale has a twist .. Vendors will be selling their crafting products for CASH!! That's right, earn cash in your pocket for your gently used/unwanted scrapbooking supplies! Shoppers: Entrance is FREE & garage sale items are TAX-FREE! Be ready for amazing deals; this is one garage sale you don't want to miss!! 


Friday, March 24, 2017

How I love my flowers...


Happy Friday! I could not resist and make another Altenew flower card.....For this card I have used the Hibiscus set .  I inked up the flower part of the stamp with seedless preserve distress ink and the leaves with peeled paint. With a damp brush I softened the lines and coloured the leaves and flowers in, there was enough ink from the lines to do that. You get a soft watercolour look, I also splattered some ink on. The sentiment is Script from Brutus Monroe. As an accent I added some black dots and sequinces. Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Our next Pop Up Shop with Crop & Classes!!

Crop, Shop, Classes, Demos, Make & Takes & MORE!!! 
 
Friday, March 31, 2017 
 
Our next 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 - 8:00pm. We would love to see you!! You do not need to register if you are coming to shop! Please note: 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 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).
 
Pop over to our Class Gallery to see all the amazing classes our divas are offering that day!!  Registration in advance is required! Layout class with Diva Karen, Copic Cards with Diva Michelle, Gumball Machine Card with Diva Kim, and Art Journal Night with Divas Kim & Lori

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring & Farm Savings - 20%!!


Spring is here!! Birds are flying, farmers are gearing up & the Easter Bunny is getting ready!! 
  
Save 20% on Spring/Easter & Farm themed products!! 

Hundreds of fabulous products to choose from! Applies to regular-priced items, while supplies last. Excludes: orders already placed, pre-orders, sale items. No coupons necessary; savings are automatic! It just couldn't be any easier to save! 

Hurry, two days only!! Ends Thursday, March 23 at midnight.






Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Early Bird Deadline is almost here!!!

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day & would love for you to join us!! 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017.  9:00AM - 8:00PM

We are hosting a fabulous ALL-DAY CROP at the spacious gym at The Delaware Community Centre!! Ladies, this day is all about YOU and YOUR hobby!! Scrapbooking, card-making, mixed media, colouring - whatever you want to work on!! 
Enjoy a large 4' table space, a hot & delicious lasagna dinner (meat & veggie), salad, buns, lots of yummy snacks & treats throughout the day, free WiFi! Plus there will be an amazing raffle table loaded with prizes to be won, lots of door prizes, make and takes, outrageous classes, shout-outs & so much more!! Every cropper will enjoy a 15% discount at our incredible on-site store!! 

Registration and payment in advance, is required to reserve your seat (no exceptions). SGD gift cards cannot be used to pay for your seat.  Early Bird Registration Bonus!! Register by March 23rd at midnight & receive a $5 discount!! Registration March 24 and later, is $40.

CLICK HERE to REGISTER: Saturday, May 6: 9am - 8pm

Monday, March 20, 2017

New Kits

Good morning, everyone. I wanted to show you three new kits that I designed using the Prima Collection called "Love Clippings" and Kaisercraft's "P.S. I Love You" papers. The first one, I called "Memories" .


For this kit, I did some fussy cutting and added some mesh, flowers, and a butterfly from my stash.

The second one is called "Cherish" and for this one, I used the following products:


I used the Distress Collage Medium to cover the outside edges of each page and then stamped the "words" part of this stamp from 49 and Market (designed by Gabrielle Pollacco -- (my favourite designer). I also used a Tim Holtz marker and ink called "Victorian Velvet"


The final kit, I called "Our story is my favourite". This kit uses both Prima papers and Kaisercraft papers. Again, I did some fussy cutting and used the Post Card Stamp from Gabi's "Postcard from Paris" stamp set. I added some Prima flowers and a butterfly as well as the Diamond Die Cuts from Tim Holtz.


Hope you like them and have a great week.

Karen

Sunday, March 19, 2017



Good Morning Everyone,


Want to share with you my card for this up coming Tuesday. I will be teaching this class at the Westminster Optimist Centre. If you want more info you can reach Lynn at lmcrinklaw@hotmail.com
This is called a tall and skinny card. The designer paper I used is from Echo Park Magical Adventure and Graphic 45 Nature SketchBook. The butterfly is  from Memory Box.





Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Clarity Stencil Brushes- A How To….




What's funny about these brushes is that I was just searching the market for some stippling type brushes for my stencils. And of course I found them here- right at SGD! Clarity Stencil brushes can also be used for other things but they meet my stencil needs perfectly! If you wish to get in on this pre-order as well click here!
It helps the demo in the video has a British accent- I love me a good accent! 

Enjoy the video!
Andrea

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bamboo roses


Happy Friday! Oh, how I love Altenew stamps and they keep coming out with more.....
For this card I have used the Bamboo roses, coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and then cut out.
I gave the flowers some shine by applying some clear Wink of Stella on them. The sentiment is from another set. The background was made with a stencil and some peeled paint distress ink and I added some sequins. Hope you like it! It sure was fun to make this card.
                                      Till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pre-Order Opportunities

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 :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Pop-Up" Shop in Strathroy!!

We are so excited to offer our amazing "Pop-Up" Retail Shop in beautiful Strathroy, Ontario!! That's right ladies, once again, SGD will be onsite at "Bundles Creative Creations", 79 Thomas St., Strathroy, Ontario.
 Monday, March 20: 10:30am - 3:30pm
You can stop by to shop, pick-up orders, and/or join us for some card-making fun!!
  Diva Connie is offering THREE amazing card classes that day!!
 http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/-Heart-Bloom-Cards-Connie.html
If you love flowers and, Julie Nutting's, sweet girls, you will flip for these two amazing cards!! Both cards are bursting with colour and movement. The first card uses MFT's, "Flip Heart" die, which cuts the outline heart to flip and separate, along with the stitched heart. It is stamped, then embellished with cut flowers, a pretty girl, fancy ribbon, and, of course, Nuvo Crystal Drops! The second card is a quick folded burst card stamped & tied with a fancy ribbon. It is embellished with Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella.
http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/-Hugs-Make-and-Take-Connie.html
   Calling all card-makers!! Join our amazing, "Diva Connie", for a fun make & take! The delightful pig, Petunia, on the front of this card just screams to be coloured!! She is so full of character with her dazzling heart-shaped glasses! Not to be missed is the side-border of yummy donuts!! 
http://www.scrappingreatdeals.com/-Hugs-Make-and-Take-Card-with-Diva-Connie-Monday-March-20-at-2.html
Another fun make & take with diva Connie! This is such a cool card!! Folds out to reveal a special message to brighten someone's day! This technique is one you will use over and over again for your own card-making project
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 :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

National Scrapbooking Day 2017!!!

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day & would love for you to join us!! 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017.  9:00AM - 8:00PM

We are hosting a fabulous ALL-DAY CROP at the spacious gym at The Delaware Community Centre!! Ladies, this day is all about YOU and YOUR hobby!! Scrapbooking, card-making, mixed media, colouring - whatever you want to work on!! 
Enjoy a large 4' table space, a hot & delicious lasagna dinner (meat & veggie), salad, buns, lots of yummy snacks & treats throughout the day, free WiFi! Plus there will be an amazing raffle table loaded with prizes to be won, lots of door prizes, make and takes, outrageous classes, shout-outs & so much more!! Every cropper will enjoy a 15% discount at our incredible on-site store!! 

Registration and payment in advance, is required to reserve your seat (no exceptions). SGD gift cards cannot be used to pay for your seat.  Early Bird Registration Bonus!! Register by March 23rd at midnight & receive a $5 discount!! Registration March 24 and later, is $40.

CLICK HERE to REGISTER: Saturday, May 6: 9am - 8pm

Monday, March 13, 2017

March Calendar Class

Happy Monday! Today, I wanted to show you the Layout that I designed for the March Calendar Class. I loved the Greens and Blues of this line from American Craft "Shimelle" called "Little by Little". In the class, we will be stamping using this border set from 49 and Market along with the Hero Arts Neon Ombre ink. We will add some enamel dots using Ranger's Enamel Accents "Electric Lime".  The Banner Strips were created using these Dies from MFT called "Stitched Sentiment Strips".

Materials used:



Layout:



The date and time for this class is 10:30 - 12:30, March 31 at the Komoka Community Centre. Kits will be available if you are unable to attend.

 Have a great week!

Karen

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Candy Machine Card


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my next card for my card class on March 31. This card is made with Creative Creation Dies called Working Candy Machine and Sweets for the Sweet. I had so much fun making this card. In the class you can make a boy or a girl card. I used Echo Parks Birthday Boy and Girl Designer paper. Just let me know on registration which one you would like to make. I used mini M&M's to fill my candy machine.









Hope to see you on March 31. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ecstasy Crafts- Position it Tool. Now in Stock!



We now have the Ecstasy Crafts Position it Tool in stock!
Watch the video above to see how you can use it with your rubber, cling AND WOOD BLOCK STAMPS! Had to yell that last little bit as that definitely makes this tool different from others on the market!
Have you got a stamp positioning tool yet?
Let me tell you it's a game changer!
Click here to see this one over at SGD!

Hot tool on the market alert!

Happy Crafting,
Andrea



Friday, March 10, 2017

Tranquil card


Happy Friday! A quick card for you today, if everything goes accordingly to our plans, I should have come home last night from Holland.
This card started by stamping the Penny Black stamp with versafine black in the Misti, I then added some distress inks for some colour. Sentiment is from Brutus, Sharon's script. 
A really quick and easy card, hope you like it, Anja

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Waxes!!

Calling all mixed media enthusiasts!!  We have Prima's newest mixed media marvel - Art Alchemy Waxes available for PREORDER but only until TOMORROW!!  This media is a beautiful, wax based paste that will add an amazing, rich,  permanent finish to most surfaces.  It can be applied with your fingers, a cloth or a sponge.  There are metallic, opal and brilliance waxes.  I really can't wait to play with these!! Here is a tutorial video by Prima's own Finnabair, demonstrating the metallic waxes. 


 Also on this Pre-Order are more of the Arcylic Paint series - the new colours are so lovely!! The hardest part is choosing which ones to get because you will want them all!!! How gorgeous is this Mermaid Sparkle?
Finnabair has also released these two sets for adding patina & stone effects to your projects: 


There are also several new Julie Nutting & Princess Stamps to choose from!! 




So have a look through the Prima Release and get your Pre-Order in today!  You will save 20% off the regular price if you do!!

REMEMBER!! Our Pop Up Shop is at the Komoka Community Centre today - Thursday, March 9th from 10:30am until 7:00pm!! We'd love to see you!! 

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

~~~
Lori

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Why all the savings you ask??!!

..... Well, we simply have to make room for all of the new items rolling in!! Hundreds of fabulous items to choose from! So help us make room and...

Save, Save, Save, Save!!!
#1: Save 20% on dies & stamps by My Favorite Things 

 #2: Save 20% on Memory Box dies!!
#3: Save up to 70% in our Clearance Gallery!! Our clearance section is overloaded with deals!!
#4: Save up to 40% in our 12 Hour Gallery!! 



Applies to regular-priced items, only while supplies last. Excludes: orders already placed. No coupons necessary; savings are automatic! It just couldn't be any easier to save! 
Ends March 10 at midnight.
Note: as we will be away at our Pop-Up shop in Komoka, on Thursday, March 9, any orders placed while we are away, will be processed on Friday. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Crop, Shop, Classes, Demos, Make & Takes & MORE

Do you miss us??!!  Come visit us!!
 
Thursday, March 9th
 
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 - 8:00pm. We would love to see you!! You do not need to register if you are coming to shop! Please note: On-site store will be closing at 7pm, as we need time to tear down and load up vehicles
 
We do have a few spaces left for our all day crop if would like to join us!! The registration fee is $10.00 plus taxes. 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: registration & payment in advance is required for all crops and classes (no exceptions). (Click here to register)
 
We also have three card classes, two with diva Michelle and one with diva Connie; PLUS a make n take card with diva Kim!! Please try to register today if you are interested in taking one of the classes to give the divas a chance to prep!!  (Click here to register)
 
Diva Kim's Make n Take @ 11:00am  
(note: registration in advance is not required for make n takes)
 Diva Michelle's Copic Card Class @ 6pm
 Diva Michelle's Copic Card Class @ 1:00pm
 Diva Connie's Pocket Card Class @ 2:00pm
 
We hope to see you on Thursday!!! Have a great day!!

Monday, March 6, 2017

My Latest Haul!

Good morning, everyone! I am back from two wonderful months in Florida and ready to get back to designing. But first, I had to pick up all the SGD orders that I made while I was away. Now I am excited to start making new kits and to continue with my Calendar Classes.


I picked up these papers and the stamps from the collection called "Heirloom Botanicals" by 49 and Market. Won't these be beautiful in a Vintage Kit?


I love this Woodgrain Cardstock by Ranger. It works really well with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. Of course, whenever I see anything to help with organization in my Craft Room, I snatch it up. Love these various sizes of Tim Holtz Distress Cases.


Can't wait to see my little grandson to get some new photos. Of course, I will have to use some of the papers for Little Boy Kits.


And finally, I picked up some papers from American Crafts Shimelle line "Little by Little". I am going to create a March Calendar Layout with these papers. I thought this Border Stamp from 49 and Market would be great to add some interest.

So, I have a lot to do but first the dreaded "unpacking"! The worst part of any trip!

I hope to have the March Calendar Layout ready by next Monday and look forward to teaching the class at the Crop on March 31st. I will provide more detail next week.

Karen



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Stars Above


Good Morning Everyone,

I want to share with you my card for this up coming Pop Up Shop in Komoka. I got my inspiration from here. I used the Stars Above stamp and die from MFT. I heat embossed the stars first with gold embossing powder from Ranger and then coloured in with my Tim Holtz distress markers but you could use any type of markers. The bling at the end of the stars are made with my diva decor pen.






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



Kim


Saturday, March 4, 2017

The INCREDIBLE Sue Wilson Candy Machine Dies- They really work!


We now carry these amazing candy machine dies and all the products you need to make them. 
You have to watch this video to see how amazing they are and how it works!
You can actually make them give out candy. 
Click here for the Sue Wilson products we carry and let us know if you have any questions!

Happy Crafting!
Andrea

Friday, March 3, 2017

Llama birthday card!


Happy Friday! Some of you may know that we have 11 llama's, we have a creek beside our house and they keep the grass nice & short. They are the easiest animals you can ever have, friendly (they only spit when you bug them) and always happy.
So when I saw this set from MFT, I had to have it, completely out of my comfort zone, lol
I made a background with distress inks and coloured the images with Derwent inktense pencils, after the colouring I cut them out.
                                                Hope you like it, Anja

Thursday, March 2, 2017

National Scrapbooking Day!!!

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day & would love for you to join us!!

Saturday, May 6: 9am - 8pm

 We are hosting a fabulous ALL-DAY CROP at the spacious gym at The Delaware Community Centre!! Ladies, this day is all about YOU and YOUR hobby!! Scrapbooking, card-making, mixed media, colouring - whatever you want to work on!! Enjoy a large 4' table space, a hot & delicious lasagna dinner (meat & veggie), salad, buns, lots of yummy snacks & treats throughout the day!, free WiFi! Plus there will be an amazing raffle table loaded with prizes to be won, lots of door prizes, make and takes, outrageous classes, shout-outs & so much more!! Every cropper will enjoy a 15% discount at our incredible on-site store!!
Registration and payment in advance, is required to reserve your seat (no exceptions). SGD gift cards cannot be used to pay for your seat. Early Bird Registration Bonus!! Register by March 23rd at midnight & receive a $5 discount!! Registration March 24 and later, is $40.

Click here to register: Saturday, May 6: 9am - 8pm 

Please note: SGD's amazing on-site store will be open 9am - 7pm.  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Three Ways to Save!!

Save, Save, Save!!!
 
#1: Save 25% on products featured in our Christmas Gallery!!
#2: Save 40% on hundreds of papers featured in our Paper Blow-Out Gallery!!
#3: Save up to 70% in our Clearance Gallery!!
 
Hundreds of fabulous items to choose from! Applies to regular-priced items, only while supplies last. Excludes: orders already placed. No coupons necessary; savings are automatic! It just couldn't be any easier to save!!
Note: we will do our utmost to keep our website up-to-date as items sell out, however, it is possible that orders come in at the same time for the same items. We will update you on your order status as soon as your order is pulled. Shop early & often for best selection.
Hurry, ends Friday, March 3 at midnight.