Thursday, February 28, 2013

Its no secret...

The new Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection is now at Crafty Capers. I am not a big fan of vintage type papers/stamps but this paper is gorgeous! We have the 12x12, 8x8 and (new) 6x6 pads in stock along with open stock papers and chipboard embellishments. Shop early for best selection! Here are a few samples of the papers in stock now.
Secret Garden Beautiful Blooms
Secret Garden Leafy Tree Tops
Graphic 45 Springtime
Secret Garden Sun-kissed
We are expecting the Graphic 45 collection French Country later next week. Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oooh ahhhh new products!

I managed to make it to our supplier this week and I got my hands on some really great new products and some wonderful older product as well. Highlights include new Spellbinder dies and 3D embossing folders (they look really cool I hope I have a spare minute to play with one), new embossing folders and Memory Box dies. Hang on to your hats this post is a long one!
Petal Pleasures Embossing folder by Couture Creations. Did you know all Couture Creations embossing folders are limited edition so once they are gone they are gone!

Couture Creation Magical Embossing folder (5x7 size)

Couture Creations Embossing folder called Powder Puff (5x7 size)

Big Shot machine back in stock.

Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die

Memory Box Modern Landscape die

Memory Box Filagree Egg die
Memory Box Gentle Leaf die
The VERY popular Mystic adhesive dots starter pack and refills are back in stock! Love this adhesive for "lacy" dies.
Tim Holtz Airmail and Compass embossing folder
Tim Holtz embossing folders called Bottlecaps & Ruler
BRAND NEW Spellbinder 3D embossing folder Sea Beauty - Finally an embossing folder with shells!
Spellbinder 3D embossing folder Creative Cogs (brand new on the market)
New Spellbinder design Opulent Ovals
Spellbinder dies Floral Ovals (back in stock)
Spellbinder dies BRAND NEW design Locking Loops

Tombow coloring

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope everyone is having a great week. I am pretty excited because I am headed out on a "girls trip" tomorrow for a couple of days. Should be oodles of fun. Let's hope the weather is decent since we will be staying at a place on the beach (I know, I already live near a beautiful beach but this one is a different beach :) )

I was in the mood to color with my Tombow markers a few days ago and made this card. Thankfully, don't really need a Get Well card but the sentiment seemed to fit best with the card.
The Stampendous rose was embossed with Ranger Seafoam white embossing powder on a piece of kraft cardstock then I colored my Tombow markers being careful not to overblend or else the cardstock will warp and pill. I finished the coloring by using my Distress Picket Fence marker to add some highlights.
I matted everything as shown and stamped the Hero Arts sentiment. I also added the ribbon and some pink rhinestones for some extra interest.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Busy Week

Well it was quite a busy week. We had a new order of dies come in earlier in the week and I did not have a chance to blog them and now they are pretty much all sold out! However never fear, I will be at the warehouse next week picking up more new product which will arrive later next week.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by this week and commented on the new store look. I am very happy with it! Thank you to Allison and Lori who I managed to trick into helping me on a Saturday night! If you have not seen the new store layout stop by it looks amazing! :)
Despite the busy week I did manage to get a few cards made up. I am busily playing with my embossing powders and heat gun in preparation for my free Heat Embossing demo next Saturday it is a drop in event running between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. I will also be doing a quick ink review for those who have trouble keeping the different types of ink straight in their heads (took me forever to remember it too!). Might be a good idea to bring a pen and paper to the demo since as usual LOTS of techniques will be covered!
This card was done using two Hero Arts stamps (Large Flower background and sentiment (not sure of the set off the top of my head)). I embossed on white cardstock with Ranger's Seafoam white embossing powder then I used my Colorbox stylus handle and foam tips and sponged on Adirondack Red Pepper and Clover inks plus Distress ink Broken China to make the white embossing powder really pop. I stamed the sentiment using Verafine Deep Lagoon ink then cut the sentiment out with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags die. I finished off the card with some May Arts twine and a bit of ribbon in my stash (love using up those funny bits of ribbon in the botton my my ribbon bin!).
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Spring Bouquet!

Dreaming a bit of spring this time of year so I have been pulling out my flower stamps. This stamp set called Spring bouquet is made by Flourishes and I love it! Fun to color but also looks good uncolored. I stamped the bouquet on my main cardstock then on my light yellow (Bazzill) cardstock panel. I thought the bouquet would look good with just a hint of color so I used my Prisma pencils to add to abit of color. I added a Spellbinder edgeabilities border and a Flourishes sentiment from the Poppy set. The ribbon is by May Arts. Looks like the store will be hopping today we have a full Distress inks class!
 Hope everyone is having a good start to their weekend!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tombow Coloring

 I had this Hero Arts stamp (large Flower Background) stamped out on watercolor cardstock leftover from my Tombow marker demo last weekend and thought it would be fun to finish it up and make a card with it. It has been a busy week so far with lots of time spent on class prep so it was nice to do something just for fun. I finished off the card by adding some ribbon and 2 mats. The bottom purple border was done with a Spellbinder die called Romantic Rectangles. Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's day! Here is a card I created a week or so back using the new Pink Paislee Secret Crush paper as I have mentioned before I LOVE the pink and grey color combo! Everything used on the card is by Pink Paislee except the grey heart square (Spellbinder), the pink doily (Memory Box) and the ribbon (May Arts).
Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Memory Box New Arrivals

Got a big box of goodies arrived this morning! We now have a good selection of Tombow markers just in time for tomorrow's demo, Inkagold (gold, cobalt blue and haematite) we are having a heck of a time getting this stuff!, 3 and 5mm Be Creative tape, Tim Holtz embossing diffusers and these beauties:
Memory Box Kaleidascope butterfly die - always very popular.
Memory Box Antique Lamppost
Madison House die - this one sold out within hours so we had to reorder it.
I have made a demo card with this die for my Tombow marker demo
New Pine border die
Saw this cool embossing folder and had to get it. As always Couture Creations embossing folders are limited edition once they are gone they are gone!
This folder is called Pure Pleasure very pretty!

More Tombow Marker samples!

Don't forget the free Tombow marker demo is tomorrow (Saturday Feb 9 between 10:30 and 12:30). This card demos a resist technique with Tombow markers.
The main image (Penny Black) was colored on watercolor cardstock with Tombow markers.
The background papers are by Hero Arts and Bazzill. Sentiment by Hero Arts (and stamped with a Tombow marker).
Really like how this card turned out so bright and cheery! Love it! I've wanted to color this Mimi image for quite a while now...
Hope to see you tomorrow at the demo!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Arrivals - Stampendous!

Lots of great new Stampendous stamps arrived today! Here are just some of the new stamps in stock:
Good 'ol Agapanthus Cluster is back in stock! Kathy is using this one in her Distress Ink class.
Bluebird Branch
For those who love steampunk!
BRAND NEW Jumbo daisy!

Railroad poster

Neat and different stamp! I can totally see these shoes red and glittery!
Don't forget the Free Tombow marker demo on Saturday!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tombow Marker demo Saturday Feb 9

It is nearly time for Crafty Capers' free monthly demo! Drop by between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm and see some of the many techniques you can do with Tombow markers!
All the stamping done on this card was done with Tombow markers!
The tulip image and sentiment are by Hero Arts, the pattern paper is by My Mind's Eye. Solid cardstock by Bazzill. Twine by May Arts and butterfly punch by Martha Stewart. 
Hope to see you at the demo!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Secret Crush

It was a busy day yesterday at Crafty Capers however I managed to make a couple of Valentine cards using the Pink Paislee Secret Crush papers! I LOVE this paper, love the designs and especially love the pink and grey color scheme!! I am making a prediction that grey will be the next hot color! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
The card is pretty straightforward but I really like how it turned out. I have a second card that I managed to make out of the 3 sheets of Secret Crush paper and the 3 sheets of 12x12 Bazzill cardstock I bought and I probably could get at least 1 other card make with the rest of the leftovers. Pretty economical!
I did cheat this card a little and stamped the XOXO and the little heart in the upper left side of the card with a Hero Arts set called XOXO. I stamped the images with my Worn Lipstick Distress ink as well used the same color to edge all my papers!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunny Snowdrops!

I've had my eye on this Flourishes stamp set (Botanical Bookplate Vol 1) because I love snowdrops! I finally "tricked" myself into purchasing the set earlier this week! LOL Not to worry however there are still plenty of sets left for sale at Crafty Capers! :)
I stamped the snowdrop image with Onyx Black Versafine ink on a scrap of kraft cardstock then colored the image with my Prisma pencilcrayons. I used my Spellbinder Classic ovals and Labels 18 to cut out and mat the image. The sentiment is also from the Botanical Bookplate set. I used a Spellbinder M-Bossability folder called "Regal" that I had inked with Aqua Adirondack dye ink.  I added some white satin ribbon and some White Liquid Pearls as an accent. I hope to get some more time to play with this set it is so elegant and was very quick to color!
Thanks everyone for stopping by.