Monday, July 30, 2012

Coffee and a Card today

It is my turn again to teach Crafty Capers Coffee and a Card today (10:30 - 12:30) for just $2.00 you can make this card today only (bring your own adhesive with you)! I was in a Christmasy mood so it is a Christmas theme today.
The stamp is called Snowflake and Holly and it is embossed with moss green embossing powder embellished with Hero Arts pearls, Liquid Pearls and a EK Success snowflake punch.
Hope to see you later today. Don't forget today is the last day of the Spellbinder die sale.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pink Monocromatic

I had to do a thank you card for a friend who sent me a present recently. Here is the card I created for her.
I began by using a Els Flower Peel Off, Glitter Ritz Warm Highlight glitter, Be Creative tape and Copic markers. I colored the flower with some Copic markers. Once this was done I used my Spellbinder Labels 1 to create a mat and frame. I matted the flower with some BoBunny Double Dot cardstock and pattern paper. I used some ribbon to create a fluffy bow and added a Just Rite sentiment plus some white Enamel Accents.
Pretty happy with how this one turned out!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Arrivals July 18

I am still in (windy but sunny for today at least) England however I heard word from across the ocean that there was an ordered delivered yesterday. It consisted of open stock Tim Holtz Distress markers, Graphic 45 Happy Haunting stamps, Bazzill paper, Zip Dry glue and white gel pens. Stop by for best selection!
I would post sneak peek photos however I am using my Mom's Macbook and am a bit "Mac" challenged so I will leave it up to you to Google the new products if you are interested or you can always stop by to see what is new. We have quite a few orders in transit right now so you never know what will show up next.
Hope everyone is having a great week. For fun I will post a quick vacation photo. :) We are staying on a horse farm and this is the "back yard".

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shimmer Sheets

Another great card done by Linda Kennick (while Carley boxer was doing all the work around the store).
Linda stamped the irises (by Flourishes stamps) and colored them with Prisma Pencil crayons. She matted the piece on a Spellbinder Fleur di Lis square die. She embossed a piece of Shimmer Sheet using a Peacock Couture embossing folder then finished the card with a bit of ribbon, twine and a button.
Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Get Well

A friend had surgery recently so whipped up this card for her.
The main image is by Stampendous love this stamp!! I stamped the flower with a piece of cardstock over the lower part of the card so I had an unstamped area to stamp my sentiment. I colored the flower with my Prisma pencils. I used my Scor It to score some lines around the sentiment  to finish it off. I edged the card with my Spellbinder Edgeabilities and gems.
Get well soon Joyce!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Another British Themed card

Here is another travel themed card I created for the Hero Arts July contest. Again I used the London background stamp but also used the set Enchante for the gal stamp.
The background was stamped with Memento Cantelope ink then over stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. I edged the main cardstock with Distress Mustard Seed ink. I did a Versamark resist technique on glossy cardstock for the colored squares and the girl piece. I added some Black Enamel Accents to the top right side and bottom left side of the card.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Guest Designer Linda & Carley

The store had a  few weeks of a special sales associate in June - Carley boxer and her Mom Linda were over for a few weeks and helped out around the store while Carley was helping the customers Linda was making cards. Here is one of her creations using the new My Mind's Eye paper Follow Your Heart. Love it.
Linda also used a Craft Concepts embossing folder, Just Rite sentiment, Spellbinder dies and May Arts Twill ribbon.
Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Another class reject

Here is another Charlotte's Dream card class reject. All papers and die cuts are by Kaisercraft (Charlotte's Dream collection). I wanted to jazz up the brown lacy paper so I added Be Creative tape over the entire piece of paper and then added Glitter Ritz warm highlight glitter. Love this technique - it is really easy and changes up pattern paper in no time.
I used a Punch Bunch heart punch, some A Muse ribbon and a Flourishes sentiment to finish off the card.
Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, July 6, 2012

And I'm off!

Well everything is packed and I am probably loading my car as this post is going up on the blog (I scheduled it). I am headed to Jolly Old England for 2 weeks. I have scheduled a few more posts so there will be a few cards to check out while I am away. I have been looking at this Hero Arts background stamp for a while now and since I am headed there I allowed myself to buy it. :) This card was pretty quick to make. I stamped the London Background on kraft colored cardstock with Deep Lagoon Versafine ink then stamped the background again on light yellow cardstock with the same ink. I used my Spellbinder circles to cut out parts of the second stamped background. I found a scrap of dark blue cardstock and mounted it on my kraft cardstock then added my circles and Hero Arts sentiment. I matted everything as shown. I even managed to enter this card into Hero Arts' July travel themed contest.
Have a good weekend everyone. Here is hoping I don't create any drama at customs with my cast, artificial joints and medications! LOL

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Rainbow hearts

I got inspiration for this card from a do it yourself wall hanging I saw on line. You basically take different sized canvases cut out a vinyal decal then painted the canvases black then peeled off the decal.
I thought the idea would be a good one to use up funny sized scraps of black cardstock.
I stamped the Penny Black cling stamp Hearts All Over on my black cardstock with Versamagic Scattered Straw ink. I let the ink dry then I colored over top of the ink with my Prisma pencil crayons because the Scattered Staw ink is so light the pencil crayons show up on problem on the black. I went for a graduated color look since I so love that look right now. I mounted my black cardstock pieces with foam mounting tape on a piece of shimmery Stardream cardstock then embossed my Thinking of You Hero Arts sentiment with silver embossing powder. If you want to recreate this card all supplies are available from Crafty Capers!
Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Distress Inks now in stock!

The store received a batch of the new Summer Distress Inks today. Love the colors if you would like a set hurry into the store as these are a HOT item (unlike our summer so far!). Unfortunately, the reinkers we ordered for these inks did not come in but if all goes well they should arrive in 2 weeks. We also received more Graphic 45 Ladies Diary papers and the matching stickers as well as the Happy Haunting 8x8 and 12x12 paper pads.
House Mouse stamps also arrived as well, check out these cuties!

Under the Stampscapes Moon

I will be doing a Summer Stampscapes class in late July (date TBA) so have been playing with my Stampscapes stamps lately. This card was inspired by a photo of a moon I found online. I love how this card turned out but it won't be one of the class cards.
I began by cutting out a circle from glossy cardstock with my Spellbinder die. I then used a combination of Distress and Adrondack dye inks with a Stylus wand and stipple brush to apply the colors. When I was happy I stamped the Stampscapes Oak Branch with Black Archival ink then added the gulls. I cut out a black piece of cardstock the size of my card front (4.25 x 5.5) then cut out a circle the same size out of the black and put my glossy circle inside the hole so the card front is 1 smooth panel. I added another circle to the bottom of the card with the Stampscapes Buck stamped on it.
Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Birdy Hello

Here is a quick and dirty card I created last week using new a Couture Creations embossing folder called "Song Bird" (available now at Crafty Capers). I embossed the bird folder on Coredinations cardstock and sanded it to reveal the lighter core then I cut out a new(ish) Memory Box die called Meadow Bird. I embossed this bird with the Crafts Too embossing folder Petals. I mounted everything as shown. I used a Spellbinder Edgeability as well as a die from the Spellbinder Banners set. To finish the card I added some Black Enamel Accents for the bird's eye and the black dots on the scalloped edge.
Don't forget Coffee and a Card is today 10:30 - 12:30 bring your class kit with you!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Coffee and a Card Make and Take

Happy Canada Day everyone! Hope you all had a great day. I spent some of the day crafting, I know it was my day off but I still love it! My friend and I also enjoyed part of the parade in Parksville.
Just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow is Crafty Capers first $2.00 make and take of the summer. Don't forget to join us between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm for a fun, quick card perfect for any summer occasion. Don't forget your class kit (adhesives, scissors, glue pen etc).
We will also have coffee and goodies as well tomorrow. Hope to see you there.
PS I have a bunch of cards to blog but am having trouble finding the time to get them posted. Better get cracking as I am on vacation starting Friday morning!