Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Back to Back Pop Up Shop 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! 
Thursday, September 14th & Friday, September 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 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! 
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, August 29, 2017

Dinosaur Love

Happy Tuesday!! 

I have a new Derwent Inktense Workshop coming up on Thursday, September 14th, at the Komoka Community Centre.  I coloured up two super cute dinosaurs from Whipper Snapper Designs.  My oldest son is obsessed with dinosaurs, even now when he is pushing 13...so I may still be a sucker for a cute dinosaur stamp.



Two cards that are perfect for the dinosaur lover in your life! 
Keep an eye on the website to register.  Sheila is updating the crops & classes page.  You can check in here.  

Have a fabulous day,
Lori

Monday, August 28, 2017

Some Scrapbooking Hints and a New Kit

Hello, everyone! Today, I wanted to share with you a new kit that I made for SGD and explain how I chose the papers, etc. Of course, when you are scrapbooking, it is very helpful to have a collection of papers in the same theme and colour. But that is not always possible. Here are some hints for when you are choosing your paper.

  • Theme: In some cases, you can choose your paper based on a theme: Holidays, Sports, School, etc. For this kit, I wanted to do a Beach Theme
  • Colours: To me, the beach is all about Blue (water) and Tan (sand)
  • Pattern: When choosing your papers, you want a Neutral (matting, titles, journaling); a Base (background paper (usually cardstock but could be a pattern paper); and Patterns (to create interest)
A few notes about choosing Pattern Paper:

  1. Try to mix Large and Small Scale prints. If all your papers have a large print, they will compete with each other and take away from your photos.
  2. Watch for the Density of the prints. If you look at my layout below, you will see that I use a dense pattern (Shells etc. on dark blue, Knots on dark blue) and I also used a less dense pattern (Anchors on white background)
  3. Try to only use odd numbers in your pattern papers. Here, I used seven different papers (I counted the mats as a paper)
Why this layout works:
  • I only had three papers from the Kaiser Craft collection "High Tide". "Mast" is the dark blue paper and the other side is the paper with Anchors.  "Overboard" is the dark blue paper with the Knots. The Sand coloured paper is called Sea Map. These papers work together because of theme, density and colour.
  • I used a paper from Maja Design Vintage Autumn Collection. The Blue stripe is very muted so it does not clash with any pattern and it works with the colours in the other papers.
  • I chose a Photo Play paper from the Lakeside Collection called Hidden Lakes. This plaid had green in it which did not appear in any of the other papers but I downplayed it by not using any other green in the layout.
  • Lastly, I chose white cardstock as my background (it goes with the Anchor on White paper and the Plaid paper). For the matting and title, I chose a Kraft paper to emulated the Sand Colour.
Usually,  I will only use three patterns in a layout but because I needed more papers to go with what I had in the High Tide collection. I added four more papers to keep with the odd number rule.

I hope you get some ideas for your own layouts and that you all have a great week.

Karen


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Wildflowers #2



Good Morning Everyone,

I am a little late in posting this morning because I was making some stamps to use on my cards. I purchased the new die from Tim Holtz called Wildflowers #2. I did not get the stamp set, so I decided to make my own. I cut out the flower pieces with fun foam. Then I mounted them on a thicker foam. This helps to stamp with.
I found this technique and card idea here. I never thought to do a gesso wash over my distress oxide washes. I love the effect. Hope you will give it a try.






Off to play some more. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Kim

Saturday, August 26, 2017

You're Giraffing Me Crazy!

Hello, friends!

Hope you're all doing well and having a great start to your weekend!

This week, I've been playing around with the new Giraffing Me Crazy stamps and dies from My Favorite Things! I have to say, this company is appropriately named because they've certainly created some of my favourites! The stamp sets are just too cute - I need them all!

I'd like to share with you a couple of cards that I put together with this set. All of the giraffes were watercoloured with the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I love using these to do watercolouring - they give such a soft look.

The first card uses some paper from Doodlebug Design called "Jolly Giraffes" - it's part of their "At the Zoo" collection. For the background, I used some distress inks and used the new My Favorite Things Cloud stencil to do the sky. This was the first time that I had used the cloud stencil and I love it! It made layering clouds so easy with an ink blending tool! I can't wait to get the mini version as well!

On the second card, I used paper from Echo Park called "Silly Fox" (there are also some adorable foxes on the other side!) which is part of their "A Perfect Autumn" collection.

I can't wait to create more cards with this set. I'm in love with their sweet little faces! Stay tuned for details on an upcoming class!


Thanks for stopping by!

~ Deb

Friday, August 25, 2017

Flower lanterns


Happy Friday! Today the pop up store is set up at the community center in Komoka, stop by and say hello, we would love to see you!!
I will be there, teaching an Altenew class at 2PM....It has been a busy time at our house, our son got married and we had a lot of company from overseas. We had a great time, I truly enjoyed every minute of it...now we are slowly getting back in our normal routine and that means some crafting time for me!! This lovely lantern flower stamp is from Penny Black, I put it in the Misti and coloured it section by section with distress markers, so easy with the Misti. Last week, I picked up this corner die, it is a set of 4. They are from Kaiserkraft, cutout textures.
A bit of wink of stella on the flowers and a few golden dots, sentiment is from Altenew. For the background of the flowers, I have used a mini stencil from Tim Holtz and some spiced marmelade ink with a Clarity brush. So many fun tools!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Amazing Savings this week!!!

STORE-WIDE SAVINGS NOW ON!
Save 15% on almost everything in our store*!! This is your chance to save throughout our entire site*! Excludes: orders already placed, pre-orders, clearance/discounted items, Stamp Platform, Diva-made kits, larger items such as machines as noted in product descriptions. Virtually everything else, including new items, is on sale! Enter coupon code FIFTEEN (all cap's) into the discount box as you proceed through check-out! It's that easy to SAVE! Ends Friday, August 25 at midnight.

PLUS!!!
$5 Shipping Continues! 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 Stamp Platform, Machines, etc., which are shared shipping as indicated in the product description.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Playful Poppies!

Join us for this adorable Copic card class with our amazing, "Diva Michelle"! Rich and vibrant poppies - beautiful for so many different occasions. 

 

Students are asked to bring their basic tool kit, including: fine-tipped scissors, adhesives. Copic markers used for this class: R: 24, 27, 29. BG: 75, 78. Each student will receive a 15% discount the day of the class.
Registration in advance is required:
Friday, August 25: 12:30 - 1:30pm
Komoka Community Centre, 133 Queen St., Komoka

Monday, August 21, 2017

Kaisercraft "Factory 42" Collection and Kit

Good morning, everyone. Last week, I mentioned these new papers from Kaiser Craft called "Factory 42". This is a great collection for any masculine layouts or cards that you would like to do. Here is a photo of the papers included in the collection.


I used some of the brown papers in this kit which I called "dad". I had some chipboard gears which I coloured with the Creative Expressions Chocolate Bronze Gilding Polish and included some Tim Holtz metal gears on the layout as well. The Polish is hard to see in the layout but it gives a nice copper finish to the chipboard.

As always, I love the border strips that Kaiser Craft uses and thought that this strip "A Father's Love..." was so appropriate for the layout.

Here is the kit:


Have a great week!

Karen

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Snowman and Art Journal


Good Morning Everyone,

I want to share with you my next 2 classes that I will be teaching at our next Pop Up Shop. This will be on Friday August the 25th. My first project will be my Make N Take card, this is a shaker card. I used a die from Creative Expressions called Snowman Snow Globe. There is a snow globe die to go with this die but I didn't use it. The sentiment is new from KaiserCraft called Sentiments Traditional.
The background designer paper is also just new from Crate Paper called Falala.







The second project I will be teaching is for Lori's and mine Art Journaling class. I used acrylic paints, dylusion paints and a lot of stencils. With the stencils I used the Distress Oxide Inks. You can't see the verse very well in the picture but it says: Art is not a measure of skill but of passion. Love it. Please register here for space is limited. You will need to bring your brushes, craft mat, make up sponge and blending tools. 





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

Kim

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BBQ Layout Kit

Happy Saturday, crafty friends!

Can you believe it's almost the end of August already? I can't believe how quickly the summer has gone!

As the end of summer draws near, we start thinking about scrapbooking all of our summer trips and events. To help you preserve those memories, I've created this fun Summer BBQ layout kit! Look at all of the little ants marching along the grass - aren't they cute?

Summer BBQ Layout Kit
Don't forget to swing by the Komoka Community Centre today from 9:30am - 2pm and check out the SGD Customer Garage Sale - there will be tons of great deals and we'll have our pop up shop set up as well! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Have a crafty day!


Friday, August 18, 2017

Altenew card class


Happy Friday! As I promised you, here is a picture of both of the cards for my Altenew class on Friday August 25.You can find the details HERE
A very short post for me today, our son got married and we are having a lot of family over so not much crafty time. 
                                 Till next time, Anja

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!!