Saturday, May 25, 2013

Change for no one

I made this card a few weeks back and just realized it never got posted to the blog. It has been a strange/busy couple of weeks.
I originally had plans to use this card in a May Flowers class but have not had time to make any more class samples and May is rapidly coming to an end.
I am really happy with how this card turned out and it was fairly quick to do as well (always a bonus). I fussy cut out the flowers from a Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue paper. I made a black frame with my Spellbinder Labels 1 die then arranged the flowers to my liking. I stamped the Dylusions sentiment (change for no one and believe in who you are) then embossed the white panel with a Couture Creations embossing folder (the name escapes me at the moment) then matted everything as shown. If you have not checked out the Dylusions sentiment stamps at the store you really should they are way to funny! They make me laugh every time!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cards for Cancer photos

At long last I have found a few moments to post of long over due photos from Crafty Capers Cards for Cancer fundraiser back at the end of April. I also, finally, have a fundraising total. Before I give the magic number I want to thank everyone who volunteered their time for this great event and also thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to participate in this event.
Now the final fundraising total.... is $717.30! That is over $100 more than the event in November 2012! Thank you everyone! All monies raised is going to Ovarian Cancer Canada.
We have plans to hold another Cards for Cancer event in October or November so keep an eye on the Crafty Capers website or this blog!
Now here are some photos from the event! These are just quick photos I snapped in between classes. Lolly was also taking photos and she has kindly scrapbooked them and they are on display at the store (isn't SHE the organized one) LOL

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Penny Black stamps!

A bunch of Penny Black stamps arrived on Monday. Here are some of the new arrivals! Lots of great stuff!
Dropping you a line

Flower Charm

Fashion Leader

Garden Helper
Chicky Night
The very popular stamp "Dreamy" is back in stock!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Dies - Oh so fun!

When I was shopping at one of my supplier last week I happened upon a new line of dies by Sizzix called "Susan's Garden". I was quite excited to see these dies because back about 7 or 8 years ago I used to make flowers like these using punches, and while very cool, were a bit of a pain to make with all the punching etc not to mention all the hand strain! Sizzix has come out with these same shapes but in a die format and in many cases you can cut out many of the shapes at the same time because they are all on the same plate! Genius!
This card is the card I made for my Mom for Mothers Day and I happy with how it turned out - simple but nice!
The daisies are from the "mini daisies" die set and I colored each petal with Inkagold gold metallic paint for some extra interest. Oval die cut is from the Spellbinder Classic Ovals, the dragonfly is by Memory Box. Sentiment by Flourishes. Pattern paper DCWV and Kaisercraft. I used Crystal Stickles on the dragonfly wings and some Yellow Liquid Pearls in the daisy centers.
The June Saturday demo at Crafty Capers (June 8 10:30 - 12:30) will be featuring these new dies and how to use them. Stay tuned for more samples in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Stampendous!!

Well today was a day I would rather not repeat! I was expecting a busy day what with the big Memory Box/Spellbinder order to sort out, plus Allison was changing up the store window this morning THEN I discovered the store's landline was down which meant our point of sale machine did not work! Yikes! So thanks to everyone who stopped by for their understanding! Here is hoping the phone is up and running early tomorrow!
Below are some of the Stampendous stamps that arrived on Monday! I would show you more but we sold out of quite a few of the new designs!

Oodles of new arrivals!

I was on a road trip yesterday and managed to stop by one of my suppliers and picked up a "few" things (ok maybe it took 2 men to carry everything out to the car while I carried Shirley's new Grand Caliber machine!) ;) We have LOTS of never in our store before dies and embossing folders plus some stamps as well so hurry in for best selection!
Some of the highlights:
Crafts Too embossing folder

Cheery Lynn chicken wire de
Memory Box Pippi die

Memory Box lovely lady bug die
Tim Holtz embossing folders

NEW Tim Holtz Big Picture die

Tim Holtz Blueprint and Gears folders
Impression Obsession Cover a Card wood grain stamp. We got a few other designs as well!
One final Crafts Too embossing folder
We also got a bunch of more of Dyan Reaveleys sentiment stamps including her Christmas one, they are sure to bring giggles! More Tim Holtz stamps and a couple of colors of Inkagold!
Hope everyone is having a great day!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Playing with Inkagold

I have bought a few colors of Vivadecor Inkagold metallic paste over the past month or so but have not really done anything with them so thought I would sit down and do some experimenting. Some experiments turned out well, some not so much! LOL Inkagold seems like a fun new product and I hope I have more time to do some experimenting soon.
I used my Tombow markers (green) and Violet Inkagold and Gold Inkagold to watercolor my Stampendous Violets image on watercolor paper with my waterbrush. I fussy cut out the image. I embossed a piece of white cardstock with my Tim Holtz brick folder then used my finger to rub Haematite Inkagold over the embossed areas. I matted the pieces as shown and I finished off the card with some violet satin ribbon and a white pearl.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stampscapes new arrivals!

The second order to arrive today was Stampscapes! Love Stampscapes! For those not familiar with Stampscapes stamps here is their website!
Stampscapes released some new designs late last year and we have brought some in. I can't wait to play with them!

New image

Barn - new image!

new image!

new image!

House Mouse New Arrivals!

2 batches of new stamps arrived to keep me on my toes! First box we opened was House Mouse!  I want to let everyone know that as of April 15 Stampabilities are no longer making rubber stamps including House Mouse so that means, for the moment at least, no new House Mouse stamps will be arriving at Crafty Capers (or any store for that matter). Here is hoping there is a new manufacturer found before Christmas card time!
Here are some of the designs in stock now.

Maureen W ordered one of these!

Leslie S (and Sam Pug) ordered one of these!

 These are just a few of the images in stock so hurry in for best selection it could be a while before we can get another order. :(

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Distress and Dylusions new Arrivals!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by for the heat embossing demo. Hope you all learned lots! While we were busy "cooking" our embossing powder an order from Ranger arrived! Yeah! So the store now has LOTS of Distress ink pads, Distress Stains (free demo May 11), Distress markers, Dylusions spray ink, Dyan Reaveley sentiment stamps,  Stickles, Non Stick Craft mats, Alcohol inks, clear and white embossing powder, Liquid Pearls and even some Tim Holtz tissue tape in stock. I managed to snap a quick picture as we were unpacking the order.
Stop by to see the new arrivals.