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!!