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Monday, October 31, 2011

Autumn Journeys

That is the theme of Scrappin' Great Deals November Scrapbooking Kit!  I love Autumn, it is my favourite season and I LOVE this months kit!  Can't wait to share it with you.  Here is a little sneak peak of the kit:

And a little peak at what I created with it:

Sheila was back this month creating with me, and WOW her layouts are spectacular!!  Come back tomorrow for the big reveal!!! 

Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SGD's Famous 12 Hour Special is now on!!!

Enjoy savings of up to 50% on over 125 wonderful products!   You can click here to view what's on sale this week!    Plus, save 35% on Designer Paper!   Our Paper Gallery is overflowing with the most beautiful selection ... we have something for everyone!   Paper special applies to individual sheets of 12x12 Designer paper found in our Paper Gallery.   These special offers are available only while supplies last, until Friday, October 28 @ midnight!   Sale items will not be backordered; no rain-checks or substitutions - Shop early for best selection!   You are welcome to shop from the comfort of your own home or come & visit us at our little piece of Scrapbooking & Stamping heaven!! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Logo!

Aimee is truly an outstanding artist!!!  Love the seasonal logos she does for Scrappin' Great Deals!!! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Here are a scary pair!  My oldest two nephews dressed up at a booth at the CNE a few years ago.  I love the pictures but good thing I knew it was just an act!  They played their parts very well, perhaps a little TOO well!

This is my last layout using the October Scrapbooking Kit from Scrappin' Great Deals.   I used the Graphic 45 papers and the 7 Gypsies for the background and then cut out a bunch of paper embellishments from some Echo Park and Pink Paislee paper.  I really do love combining different manufacturers on one page. Such a challenge to make sure the colours match!!

You can pop over to the store blog - here - for more details on this page!!!  Thanks for popping in and have a great day!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Here is Layout Number Two, made from Scrappin' Great Deals October Scrapbooking Kit, Titled Boo:

I created my own little pumpkin patch using my Cricut and last years special edition Halloween cartridge.  I LOVE those pumpkins!!  I brushed on some black soot distress ink around the edges, then I covered them with Rock Candy Crackle Paint to give them some interesting texture.  I did the same with the title BOO, which is included in the kit and cut out of a new Tim Holtz Sizzix die.  

I love my little tiger and dinosaur!!  This year it is going to be a monster and Captain Jack Sparrow!! 

Well, I have one more layout to show, and will have it for you on Tuesday!!!  Thanks for popping by and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Not Spooky Enough?

Good day everyone!!  Tuesday, October 11th is the release day for Scrappin' Great Deals October Scrapbooking Kit!!  Sorry to keep you waiting this month, but hopefully you will agree it has been worth it!!

Here is the "Oh so spooky" kit, it's theme "Halloween, of course!":

It is stuffed full of designer paper from Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Graphic 45, 7 Gypsies and Bo-bunny; co-ordinating Bazzill cardstock; a ton of embellishments, alphas & stickers from Pink Paislee, Tim Holtz, Prima, Autumn Leaves, Authentique, Want 2 Scrap, and Canvas Corp.!!!  Love those bright greens and oranges mixed with the black!!

Sheila took a break this month, but I have 3 layouts to share with you over the next few days!!!  I LOVE Halloween!!

Layout One: Not Spooky Enough?

 I loved the collaged look of one of the papers included in the kit but found it a bit too bold for my layout so I used my new Picket Fence Distress Stain to cover it entirely.  This stain is semi-transparent so it allows the patterns to be seen while it tones down the colour.  Here is a picture of the paper prior to staining it:

I was very impressed with how it looked after covering it up, it suited my layout much better!!!  After the stain dried (very quickly I must add), I splashed on some drops of glimmer mist - Black Magic and Autumn Harvest; distressed edges and tore paper; these little clothes pins are cute little embellishments - a close up:

The pins were white and too bright so I covered them in Spiced Marmalade & Black Soot Distress Ink; I punched out some pumpkins using my EK Success border punch; the clear buttons were coloured green using an alcohol based marker (not Copics, gasp!); Firefly Stickles covered some punched cardstock circles; basically a lot of layers, distressing!! 

Here are a couple of  peaks of my other two layouts that I will show over the weekend:

Just to keep you coming back of course!! More details on the techniques I used will be posted on the store blog  over the next couple of weeks, so make sure you check in there every once in a while!!  You can also pop over to the store's website for a complete description of the kit and the kit club membership - click here!!  Thanks for looking and have a great day in this sunshine!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sizzix, Hero Arts and Twinkling H2Os!!

Scrappin' Great Deals has some incredible new stamp sets in stock!  A pairing between Hero Arts and Sizzix!!  They are offering stamp sets with coordinating embossing folders or dies!!  How fabulous is that?!?!  My card today features a stamp and embossing folder set.  Head over to the SGD blog for more details!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

How about a little sneak peak??

Well with all the excitement of National Card Making Day, and the launch of Scrappin' Great Deals new and improved website - the release of the October Kits is going to be a little delayed!!  However, I do have a little sneaky peak of the Scrapbooking kit:

And just to get you in the mood for Halloween, here is a layout that I made from LAST years October kit, that I was fortunate to have published in the Fall 2011 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker - titled SPOOKY:

Have a great day!!