Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sharp Dressed Man

I've had this page topic in my head for about 9 years now and finally I got inspired to get it done! I wanted to document some the outfits my Dad has worn over the years especially his sun that he wore for about 20 years AFTER my dog (Susie @ RB) chewed part of it up!! I'm happy to report he has replaced it. Although now I read this perhaps I should have replaced it!! Although in my defense I was probably only 10 or 11 when the hat was chewed but in my 30s when the hat was eventually replaced.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. It looked better in person (less glare off the photos).
Supplies used:
Paper: Upsy Daisy & Bazzil
Alphabet: Slice (Noteworthy) & Cuttlebug (You're not the boss of me)
Journaling: computer generated
Embellishments: A Muse pretty little pearls (chocolate)
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Quick Thinking of You

A customer came in a few days ago who really needs cheering up so I thought I'd make her a card and mail it to her (shhh! she doesn't know it's coming).
I thought I'd try something a little different and found this Spring Card. The instructions are easy to follow and it's different from the usual folded card. I've included a photo of the side view of the card so you get the idea of how it works.
The main image is probably one you recognize from Hero Arts. I've used it quite a few times on this blog. The background is Ranger's Stonewash Alcohol Ink on glossy cardstock. It really reminds me of a sky on a summer day. I stamped the Hero Arts stamp with my Memories brown ink and then touched up the stamp with my Sakura Glaze gel pens and various colors of Stickles glitter glue.
The designer paper is by Upsy Daisy. The matting cardstock is by Bazzill.
Thanks for looking! All supplies are available from Crafty Capers!

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Spellbinder!

A large order of Spellbinder dies came in today with brand new dies including:

Big Scallop Circles (large)

Big Scallop Rectangles (large)

Labels 11 & Deckle Classic ovals
We also got in a few Cuttlebug folders as well (borders mainly).

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Another fairly simple card. This one is done with a stamp out of Hero Arts Stencil Prints clear set. I began by stamping the flower flourish in Cloud White Versamagic ink on brown Coredinations cardstock then I stamped congrats multiple times on a strip of white with a deckle edge using my Versafine Sepia ink. I matted the white on cream and stamped the flower on cream cardstock once with Sepia ink and once with Memories yellow ink then cut the flowers out and layered them. I finished off the card with a bunch of Hero Arts pearls for an extra touch of elegance.
Just a reminder Saturday Crafty Capers is having 2 free make and take classes. 1 @ 10: 30 am and 1 @ 1:00 pm if you wish to join us please contact the store to reserve your space!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Quick and simple!

Just thought I'd pop this quick card up for people looking for something quick to CASE. The saying is by Hero Arts as is the felt flower. The designer paper is Basic Grey Sugar Rush. The buttons are by Bo Bunny.
I used my Xyron Creatopia to create the faux stitching using the perforation blade on the Cutz attachment.
I also wanted to let anyone in the Nanaimo area know we are having 2 FREE card make and takes on Saturday (March 20) 1 @10:30 and 1 @ 1:00 pm. We'll be using A Muse stamps for a sneak peak check out the blog posting from the March 6 & 7 weekend. Space is limited so please preregister.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Playing with Color

I was playing with different Cuttlebug technques for an upcoming class and this one went in another direction! :) I started by using the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder then I colored the embossed areas with my General Chalk Pencil crayons. I bought these years ago and have not used them in ages I rememebered why a few minutes into coloring the embossed areas! They smear everywhere!!! Very annoying.
I then stamped a butterfly from the Hero Arts set Antique Engravings with my Versafine ink on watercolor paper. I colored this image with my MUCH easier to use Tombow markers. I love how it turned out! I cut it out then used pop dots to mount it to the embossed panel.
I stamped the Hero Arts Thinking of You from the Leaf Prints clear set with Memento ink and mounted it on white vellum.
If you want to learn how to color with Tombow Markers Crafty Capers is having a Marie Browning Tombow Technique Specialist Degree class on Saturday April 24 @ 1:30 pm. We have 1 space available. Due to demand we have also added another class Sunday June 27 @1:30 pm. Contact Crafty Capers if you wish to register!
Thanks for looking!
Tombow colors used:
977 & 992
N35 & N65
515 & 535 plus the Tombow blender pen.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Playing and Crafty Capers Coupon

This card is done with Hero Arts stamps (clear set Stencil prints). I applied Tombow markers directly to the stamps and stamped on smooth white cardstock. I embellished the piece with yellow Liquid Pearls.
I also wanted to let everyone know that Crafty Capers has some leftover 10% off coupons from the West Coast Women's Show. They are available while supplies last but they do expire on Saturday.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Butterfly delight

I whipped up this card the other day because I was feeling springy and have been meaning to try out this type of card for a while now.
I found all my papers then used my Spellbinder Tag Trio dies (the middle sized one) and cut an opening out of the front and inside front of my card a bit bigger than my butterfly (Stampendous). I stamped and colored the butterfly with my Tombow Markers and Vintage Sepia Versafine ink. When the butterfly was dry I attached him on the inside of my card and made sure I had positioned him so he could get through the slit in the front of the card.
The designer paper on the front of the card is by Upsy Daisy.
The tag was originally white but I used my Brillance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink and colored it then stamped my Stampendous sentiment and ladybug with my Versafine ink on the tag.
You can't tell in this picture but the wing and body of the butterfly are glammed up with Stickles Glitter Glue.
Thanks for looking!