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Meet Our Divas!

 

"Scrappin' Sheila":  Owner, Designer, Instructor & the biggest fan of this hobby!!

Hi everyone!!  For those of you I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Sheila .... aka, Scrappin' Sheila!   Since the age of 15 I have always had a creative fascination with photographs.  My albums were never the norm ...  (don`t tell anyone this) but I used to cut out words from magazines & use wallpaper sample books to decorate my pages.   And yes, like you, I thought I was really cool when I tried my first pair of zig-zag decorative scissors.   Oh the stories I could tell ... Let's just say that I've come a long way baby!   I have designed countless albums for others.  A very proud moment in my life was when I worked with the Ronald McDonald House in designing an anniversary keepsake album for them.  I was humbled by meeting some of the families I scrapbooked; knowing how the Ronald McDonald House helped them when they needed it most.  It is something I will never forget and that changed me inside.  Memories truly can be forever. 

My favourite things to scrapbook, without a doubt, would be the loves of my life ... my two beautiful daughters and my husband, the most incredible man I know.   I also love photography, reading & writing.  Autumn is my favourite season... I am always amazed by the beauty that surrounds us.  When I look at something it is always with a scrapbook layout in mind!   It is no longer a Kodak moment; but a Scrapbooking one in my mind!

Below you will meet our incredible team of Designers.   Each one of these remarkable ladies has touched my life in so many ways.   I cannot even begin to say what each one of them means to me.   They fill my heart with support, inspiration and most of all, friendship.   Each one of them represents SGD to a T!   You see, like you - we LOVE this hobby ... to hold a new gadget or play with a new do-dad - well, it's like watching a kid under the tree Christmas morning!   We just can't get enough of it!!   Together our goal is to get your creative mo-jo soaring like never before!!!    The lovely Diva's of SGD's are here for you ... I just know you will fall in love with each them!!    Thanks for visiting & we can't wait to see you again!!  Hugs, Scrappin' Sheila 

 


 

"Diva Lori":  Social Media Coordinator, Designer, Instructor, Customer Service Rep

Hi everyone!  I am thrilled to be part of this amazing company!!  I have been crafting most of my life and have a background in fine art but I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2001. I scoffed at first but it didn't take me long to be hooked!!  Now I scrapbook, make cards, colour with Derwent Inktense Pencils and love love love mixed media & art journalling!

I have a busy life with my very supportive husband Karl.  We have two fantastic boys, Malcolm and Ben.  We also have a bit of a petting zoo in our lives with a dog, 2 cats and 2 bunnies!  I work full time as a landscape designer as well as part time at Scrappin' Great Deals.  I am looking forward to sharing more of my creations, those of my fellow team and all the divas at Scrappin' Great Deals!!!  Thank you!! 

 

 

 


 

"Diva Kim":  Events Coordinator, Instructor, Designer, Blogger

Just love to do 3D projects, love to teach and love love my Tim!!   Dreams do come true as I met Tim in Chicago this past July .... What a man!  My goal is to take a class with him. I love working at Sheila's and hanging out with my gals.  I have always been in to crafting. My grandmothers were crafters as well so I think it’s in my genes. One of them was a quilter while the other knitted. Lots of beautiful handmade goodies created between both of them. Before I got in to stamping and scrap booking I was in to Tole Painting.
 
I just love Christmas and Halloween and making crafts to celebrate them with. I have always preferred like the vintage look as you will see in my altered items and other crafts. My favourite paper lines are Graphic 45, Bo Bunny and My Mind’s Eye!   
 
As part of my Design work at SGD's, I help to plan and organize special events such as National Card Making Day.   I'm still working on getting Tim Holtz  here .... just leave that with me ... one way or another, that man will be visiting our store!
 
 
 
 

 

"Diva Anja" (aka Ms Holland):  Designer, Instructor, Bl

So here we go, a picture and some things about myself ...  My name is Anja and I am so thrilled to be a part of the Diva's for SGD and now also to be part of the SGD Design team!! It is gonna be so much fun!  I have been around for a while, but I will share some things about myself ...  I have always been a crafty girl .... I am married to a wonderful farmer .... together we have 4 energetic boys .... we immigrated to Canada in 1999 ... I started scrapbooking in 1999 .... I still love to scrapbook but card making took over .... I talk too much ....  I could keep on writing, telling you all about how I go to the store, talk to all of you and look at the new things that Sheila keeps on bringing in .... really, it is very therapeutic!!   

Looking forward to doing the Friday post on the store's blog & meeting with you all in person or online!!

Take care, Anja

 

 

 

 

 

"Diva Connie":  Designer, Instructor

My name is Connie Van Loosen. Sheila has offered me this amazing opportunity to join the SGD design team. I thought I was retired from the professional side of this ever changing hobby of rubber stamping. Hmmmm no not quite. For the past twenty years I have owned and operated Under Construction creative rubber stamp store and stamp line. I have been designing stamps and workshops all these years. Being a store owner has allowed me to take classes and learn from some of the industries leading instructors. Helene' Metieve (Magenta), Jennifer Maquire(Hero Arts),Tim Holtz,Suzie Wineburg,and Dyan Reaveley (Ranger Industries) to name a few.
 
My influences have been from many and as a result my own style is very eclectic running from a vintage distressed look to over the top cute.  In my spare time I like to bake,watch baseball,camp with my hubby and hang out with my kids and grandkids. I am involved with two ATC groups and stamping is still my number one thing to do everyday.
 
I am looking forward to this new adventure and sharing all the fun with you!!
 

 

 
 

 

"Diva Karen":  Designer, Instructor, Blogger

Scrapbooking is my main interest and I have been designing monthly Calendar Classes for several years now. I try to focus each month on a theme that will work for several photos. By taking this class each month, you can have an album of twelve double layouts showcasing your year's adventures/events.

As well, I teach classes on the use of the Silhouette Machine and enjoy making kits for the Online Store

 

 

 

 

 


"Diva Deb":  Designer, Instructor, Blogger

"Hi everyone! I am super excited to join the fabulous Divas at SGD! I've been crafting my entire life and enjoy all types of crafts from scrapbooking, to card making, to mixed media, to cake decorating - you name it, I love it! You can never have too many crafty hobbies! In the daytime, I work for a software company doing application support and quality assurance. I have a wonderful husband and two sweet dogs who truly are my kids with fur! Other than crafting, I love to bake, travel, camp, and spend time with family and friends. I look forward to getting to know all of you and creating together!"
 
 
 

 

 


 

"Diva Matilda":  Designer, Instructor

I love to create beautiful things. Scrapbooking is at the top of my list of things that I love to do. I love the beautiful papers and endless embellishments, new products and mediums that are continuously released. 

I also love to teach people, from scrapbooking mixed media classes to discovering the latest scrapbook must-have and teaching new and different techniques with them. I am thankful that I am able to enjoy hours of creating and I can say that I have met some of my best friends because of this wonderful hobby we all share and love.

 

 

 


 

"Diva Andrea":  Designer, Instructor, Enabler!!  (LOL!)

Hello!!! I am so happy that we badgered convinced Sheila that it was time to have an official DT! I have been friends with Sheila for many years and I must confess to bullying her frequently into buying all the crafting supplies I need to have in my hands. By bullying I mean whining constantly lmbo!
 
I have always been into anything artistic and since my singing is crap and my ability to draw nothing more than stick fingers I struggled to let my inner artist out in a medium that I felt let me represent myself adequately in. I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2000 and I was in head over heels! I was then talked into going to a card making party in 2004 and my short attention span and I rejoiced! Instead of working all day on a scrapbook layout I could now spend just half that time on a card.
 
I am totally addicted to paper, glitter, embellishments, etc. If I can make it into something I have to have it. One of my biggest addictions is tools! I love nothing more than crafty gadgets to enhance my crafting. I will be sharing my must have’s and fave tools here with you along with my projects.  So excited to be working with these talented SGD Diva DT members!!