Friday, June 30, 2017

Watercolouring the Art Impressions way!


Happy Friday! Have you seen all the watercolouring stamps from Art Impressions?
They make it so easy and relaxing, on July 14, I will be teaching a class with them, we will be making both cards. The one on the left  is not my own design, it came from the AI website, but it is a great way to show and teach you how to do this. You can sign up for the class HERE.
                         Wishing you all a GREAT CANADA DAY!!! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Two More Back to Back Crop Days!!

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: 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Create Art" - Mixed Media Canvas


You simply have to see this to believe it! A true work of art!! Join our ridiculously talented, "Diva Lori", for a journey into the world of "mixed media art"! Yes, you can make this and our, "Diva Lori, will teach you how. You will be working with a vast array of mediums and products including: Prima paints, waxes, & sprays; Ranger Crackle Paste, stencils, metal embellishments, tokens, ephemera ... and the list goes on and on!! Your finished project measures approx. 8"x10" and can be proudly displayed for all to see. There are only 6 seats available for this very special class - do not wait, this class will sell out!

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, along with: baby wipes, paper towels, two small paint brushes, Craft Mat, adhesives, Palette Knife, tweezers, foam brush. If you have one, you may also bring your heat gun. All other materials, including canvas, will be provided for you. Each student will receive a 15% discount at our on-site store, the day of the workshop.

Register online by clicking this link: Saturday, July 15: 10:30am - 2:30pm (Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Forever My Always" Layout Class

 
Kaisercraft ... what can we say; it's one of our all-time fav's!! Join "Scrappin' Sheila" for this lovely workshop where you will be creating this beautiful double-page layout. We will be ink-distressing varnished cardstock and learning how to effectively add embellishments and those final touches to complete your project.

If you are unable to attend, class kits will be available. Please note that with your class kit, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink will not be included with your kit. If you would like a kit, please make note of this in the comments section of your order. Standard shipping rates apply if kit is shipping.

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit including: paper trimmer, fine-tipped scissors, Ink Distressing Tool, Hickory Smoke Ink Pad, adhesives including pop-ups. If you have one, you may also wish to bring your Craft Mat with you. Each student will receive a 15% discount at our on-site store the day of the classs
 
Registration in advance is required! Click this link to register online: Friday, July 14: 12:30 - 2:15pm 
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Monday, June 26, 2017

July Calendar Class

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you enjoyed some sunshine this weekend (in between the thunder, rain, and lightning). Today, I wanted to show you the next layout for the July Calendar Class. This class will take place on July 15 at the Komoka Community Center at 10:30 - 12:30 a.m.

I used the papers from Bella Blvd. "Secrets of the Sea" and for this class, you can choose between a "boy" or a "girl" layout. I added some Enamel Dots and the circles from IO Die523 called Scribble Circles. The title "Make Waves" was created on my Silhouette. If you are interested in signing up for this class, please specify if you want a boy or girl layout.



Have a great week!
Karen

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A-maze-ing-Birthday


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with my next Make-n-Take card for our next up coming Pop Up shop. This is a fun stamp and die set from MFT, it is called You're A-maze-ing. Do you remember playing this game when you were a kid? I think anyone who receives this card will have fun, young or old.




Hope you can join me on July 14. You can sign up here or drop in.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Misti Creative Corners are now in stock!






I have been waiting for these!
One of the hottest items this Spring and Summer

These magnetic corners and positioning pieces combine to provide even more possibilities for precision stamping.
Create angled designs with diagonal positions for perfectly aligned stamping, card layers, tape or embellishments.
Also use as internal bumpers and additional corners for the MISTI. Magnetic corners are used to create off the edge designs, as well as opportunities for precisely layered, spotlighted or telescoped designs with no measuring.
The two corners and two triangles also work in the mini misti. The L-ruler only works with the regular size.



As well we have Color Burst back in stock
don't we all need lots of colour in our lives LOL!

Happy Crafting!
Andrea

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Delicate Silhouettes!


Happy Friday! Life has been taking over my crafting time...I squeezed in this card with the Penny Black set, delicate silhouettes.
I started out with a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock, 3 Tim Holtz oxide inks (peeled paint, faded jeans and cracked pistacho) and the mini stencils from Tim Holtz. They are the perfect size for your card  panels. Put the ink on through the stencils with foam blenders, and spritz lightly with water, dab off excess water with a paper towel. Then I cut up the background in 4 pieces, just random, and stamped the images from the Penny Black set on it, sentiment is also from the same set,
Matted it with a off white panel on a blue card base. As a final touch I added some Neptune Nuvo drops. Images are stamped with Versafine black. Hope you like it!
                                      Till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Back to Back Cropping Fun!!

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, June 23rd & Saturday, June 24th!!
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: 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Save the Date!!!

CUSTOMER GARAGE SALE!!!
 
YeeeHaaa!! 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. 
 
 
If you have never been; just check out the photo above!! 
 
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!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

"Happy Birthday, Canada" Kit

Good morning, everyone! Sometimes in scrapbooking, you may find that you just don't have the paper that you need to complete a layout. Perhaps the theme of your photos is such that it makes paper-shopping difficult to find something to match.

I have found that you can create your own paper in different ways by using stamps, dies, etc. But my favourite way to solve this problem is to use MS Word. For the paper that you will see below, I adjusted the margins to give me a larger space to work with and then selected the Full Justify icon. Next, I went to Design and then Paragraph Spacing. Here I selected No Paragraph Space. I typed the words for "Oh Canada" in the smallest font size possible and then just copied and pasted the words until the page was filled. I have a 12 x 12 Printer but you could do the same thing on a smaller printer. Once I had the page printed out, I used my Silhouette to cut out the shape of the Maple Leaf.

You could use this technique with the words from your Wedding Vows, the words from a favourite Poem or a Children's Rhyme, etc.

Here is the kit. Hope you like it!


The black and white paper was from a MFT 6 x 6 pad called Black and White. The stars are from Bella Blvd. and then I just added some gems and a Journal Card decorated with some ribbon. The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from my favourite set of stamps called "Messages with Flourish" by Hero Arts. I love the versatility of this set and the beautiful font.

Have a great week!
Karen

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fairy Tales


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my other card for this up coming Pop Up Shop.  I am using Stephanie Barnard's Gift Fold It die. I really love this die. I had so much fun making cards with this die. My next project with this die is going to be a scrap booking page. I used the designer paper from Doodle Bug called Fairy Tales. If you sign up for the class you will be able to choose if you would like to do a card for a girl or a boy.





Hope you join me this Friday. You can register for the class here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Concord & 9th- Petals and Pallets stamps and dies

Have you seen the new stamps by Concord & 9th available for pre-order?
Love!
This one really caught my eye though



Just look at these amazing samples!
I found these on the Concord & 9th blog









What could you do with these gorgeous stamps and dies?
Cheers, Andrea

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hugs!


Happy Friday! Today my card is simple and very easy to do. When I saw this set from Altenew, I had to have it....by all means, I am Dutch after all,lol.
I messed up on the stamping of the leaves a little bit so I added some colour with markers and cut out the tulips. Sentiment comes with the set. Hope you like it!
                                Till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Back to Back All Day Crops!!

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, June 23rd & Saturday, June 24th!!
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: 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Butterfly Chipboard Album

Join, "Diva Matilda", for a fun workshop and create an adorable mini chipboard butterfly album! 
 
 
So much fun to make! The album has a summertime theme! Students are asked to bring the following to class: liquid adhesive (such as Tombow), tape runner (such as Tombow), fine-tipped scissors. All other materials will be provided for you.

Each student will receive a 15% discount at our on-side Pop-Up shop the day of the class :)
Registration in advance is required!
Register ONLINE: Saturday, June 24: 2:30 - 4:30pm 
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This Great Adventure Called Life

Just a quick post today.  I have one more layout to share using the Life in Colour Collection from BoBunny! Did I mention how much I love this line??!! :)


Have a great day!!
Lori

Monday, June 12, 2017

New Kit "You did it!"

Good morning, everyone! I hope you are keeping cool. It has been a hot weekend here in SW Ontario and promises to continue this way for the next few days.

Today, I wanted to show you the latest kit that I created using the 6 x 6 Paper Pad "Black and White" from MFT. This is the month for Graduations so I thought that this was a timely kit to create. I love trying to figure out how I can use 6 x 6 Paper pads in a scrapbook layout and of course, I love working with black and white. The stamp is from Impression Obsessions called "The Journey". I thought it was so appropriate for a new graduate. The Washi Tape is from Vicki Boutin's Mixed Media Metallic Washi Tape Collection.

Here is the kit:


I also added some sequins and some black and white flowers from my own stash. The Puffy Stars are from Bella Blvd.

Have a great week.
Karen

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mini Star and Flower


Good Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you my card we will be doing on  June 23 at our next  Pop Up Store. We will be using the Mini Star and Flower stencil with heavy gesso and distress oxide inks to make our back ground. I will be showing you how to colour your ribbon with the distress oxide inks. Hope you can join me. You can register here.





Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, June 10, 2017

My Favorite Things New Release is in the house!

My Favorite Things new release is here!
Click here to see all that there is to offer
Another amazing release from a company who delivers!






Check out MFT's Blog to see more of the new release in action!

Friday, June 9, 2017

White on white card


Happy Friday! Yesterday I had to pleasure to teach an Altenew card class, 4 cards all with this same set of flowers. it is called Adore You
We used different techniques and colour mediums but we started with this all white card with a touch of silver.
White on white cards always turn out elegant and classy, I think, lol
We punched out some vellum leaves and used the fine dots embossing folder on the bottom. Flowers were heat embossed in silver and have some wink of Stella on them. Although this class is over, I wanted to show you this card.
                                                       Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Two Fabulous Ways to Save!!

1. Save 20% on My Favorite Things Dies & Stamps! Hurry, 2 days only!! Applies to regular priced MFT dies & stamps, while supplies last.
2. Save 20% on Scenery & Nature!! Hurry, 2 days only!! Applies to regular priced items featured in our "Scenery & Nature Gallery", while supplies last.
Excludes: orders already placed. Ends Thursday, June 8 at midnight! No coupons are necessary ... savings are automatic!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Me & You

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!  I am absolutely in love with the Life in Colour Collection by BoBunny!  At the Spring Retreat, I played with the collection a lot.  I made this double page layout, titled "Me & You".  A fun layout, perfect for any outdoor photos, and I think it would work for girls too!


Keep your eye on the website, this will be a kit as soon as I have a moment to prep it! Where do the hours in a day go?!!

Thanks!
Lori

Monday, June 5, 2017

Timeless Memories

Happy Monday! Have you seen this new line called "Chesterville" by Blue Fern Studios? I love the vintage feel of the papers and in this layout, I used the papers called "Chester" and "Barton". I did some stamping using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide "Vintage Photo" and this stamp from Kaisercraft called "Gritty".


I also used a stencil by Tim Holtz for the clocks, as well as some flowers from Prima. I hope to teach the class on June 24th where we will be doing lots of edge distressing and stamping. Watch the blog for the time.


Kits will be available, as well.

Have a great week!

Karen

Sunday, June 4, 2017

First Blooms



Good  Morning Everyone,

Want to share with you a card I made using Penny Black's First Blooms die. I got my inspiration here.  I cut the die with three different colours. Then I used my flower shaping tool to shape just the petals of the tulips. I then used the Glitter Kiss to add some glitter to the petals and butterfly. The little butterfly comes from the Flights of Fancy die set from Penny Black. The background was embossed with one of my all time favourite embossing folder, dots.





Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim


Saturday, June 3, 2017

FLASH SALE! 20% off Copics

Save 20% on Copics!!
Enjoy this very special FLASH SALE on Copic Markers & Refills!!
Jump over to our Copic Gallery & Save!
No coupon necessary; savings are automatic!
Hurry, ends Saturday, June 3 at midnight!
Excludes:  orders already placed

www.scrappingreatdeals.com


Happy Colouring!
Andrea

Friday, June 2, 2017

Altenew card class!


Happy Friday! Next week I will be teaching another Altenew card class, these are my favourite stamps...lol, I have a lot of favourites. This is one of the cards, bright and cheerful! We will be using a lot of different mediums, there is also a white on white card in this class. In total we will be making 4 cards. If you are interested, you can find the class HERE.
                                     Happy Crafting! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Embossing Folders & Scrapbooking

Embossing Folders are primarily a card makers tool but I like using them on my scrapbook layouts as well.  They add an extra bit of texture, an additional layer - it's all about layers of interest!  We have a new Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz called "Ringer" that I used on one of the layouts I created at the retreat last weekend. I love the distressed rings!
 

Here is the layout, titled "Be Strong".  I used the BoBunny Collection "Life in Colour".  Keep an eye on the website, this layout will be soon be available to purchase as a kit!