Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday New Arrivals

Ran out of time yesterday to get the new product blogged. Here are some of the new product that came in yesterday:
Crafts too embossing folder. We sold out our first shipment but managed to get more.

A Dee bell overlay

Another Dee die Christmas tree overlay #1

New Inkagold colors came in Hydrangia, Aquamarine, Champagne & Brown Gold

A Memory Box die

Leisure Craft Inverted Circles die
Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, August 30, 2013


It is the start of a long weekend - yeah! I managed to spend an afternoon this week playing with my Dylusions sprays, Distress stains and Gelatos. What fun! Here is what I created.
 I used After Midnight and White Linen Dylusions sprays, Picket Fence and Faded Jeans Distress Stains plus blue Gelatos all on Mixed Media paper to make a sheet of background paper. I cut a chunk of the background paper and stamped and embossed this In the Making Joy stamp with Silver Dollar embossing powder. I added some scraps of cardstock at the top of the card plus some Maya Road silver twine and white Liquid Pearls on the wreath.
Hope everyone has a fabulous long weekend!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hero Arts new arrivals!

Hero Arts stamps arrived today, not the order I was expecting, but I am A-OK with that! Here are some of the great new stamps now in stock! I am hoping the next few days are a bit quieter so I can play with some of the new stamps/papers that have arrived this week. The new Authentique and Bella Blvd Christmas papers that came in yesterday are selling very quickly!
Dandelion Frame stamp

Merriest Christmas Wishes

LOVE all the blackboard stamps out right now!

Delicate Blossoms - regulars at the Coffee and a Card event will probably recognize this stamp set.

LOVE this new wood mounted stamp called "over exposed leaves"

A great new stamp by Hero Arts I can see Christmas cards done with this one plus other occasion cards too.
Hope to see everyone soon!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Even more new arrivals!

Very busy day today around Crafty Capers I was at the shop before 9 am this morning and as I was unlocking the door our Canada Post man pulled up and dropped off an order. He usually arrives around lunch but he saw me opening early and turned around to drop off my order - how sweet is that???
Then Allison and I changed up the window display for a new theme - looks great BTW! A couple of hours later our Purolator man dropped off order #2 of the day!
Order #1 contained Memory Box dies and stamps, Be Creative (SookWang) tape (3mm, 5mm, 7mm tape and tape sheets), Tombow markers and Distress Ink pads.
Pine Needles, Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce ink pads are all now in stock plus other great colors!

Memory Box Perched Reedbird die is back in stock

Those of you at Coffee and a Card on Monday will recognize this die - Chloe Stem - back in stock!

Glowing Candles seems to be the popular winter die at the moment. Crafty Capers has it back in stock.
Order #2 contained more Art Impressions Girlfriends stamps plus some Art Impressions sassy sayings as well as Riley Funny Bones stamps, 2 My Favourite Things dies (dainty bows used in the Crafty Capers Studio Workshop & Fall leaves dies), Neutral Gelatos, Authentique Tradition (Christmas) pattern paper & Bella Blvd Christmas Countdown pattern paper.
Art Impressions Girlfriends stamp

Art Impressions Girlfriends stamp set (with sassy sayings)

Bella Blvd Christmas Countdown paper

Bella Blvd Christmas Countdown paper
Authentique Tradition pattern paper

Authentique Tradition pattern paper
Hurry in for best selection. I am expecting another Memory Box die order to arrive tomorrow. Watch this space for detail! :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Arrivals and Coffee & a Card Reminder

Hi all just a reminder, Crafty Capers Coffee and a Card is on again tomorrow from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. Cost is $2.00 bring your basic class kit (scissors, adhesive and a waterbrush). The card is a very pretty flower card this week. I am also happy to announce that Coffee and a Card will run every Monday (except Labour Day) until Monday Sept 30.
We had a large order come in on Friday and here are some of the highlights!
Crafts Too embossing folder Frame Winter

Tim Holtz Blueprint embossing folder

More Dyan Reavely stamps for those into mixed media. New Dylusions sprays and stencils too.

Funky Cakes Peel Off stickers plus other designs

Lots of Ranger Liquid Pearls are back in stock
Distress Ink Pads have been topped up
We also have some of the new open stock Distress Markers in stock.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Party Penguins

An English cousin (baby Grace) turns 1 shortly and I was a bit stumped about what sort of card is suitable for a 1 year old. I was thinking about something "House Mouse" but then remembered Grace loves the otters and penguins at the zoo and since I do not own any otter stamps, and don't believe I have EVER seen one, a penguin card it was!
I used the Jumbo Penguins (again) from Stampendous and did some paper piecing for a super quick and easy card. I used Doodlebug Fruitstand pattern paper for a fun partyish color scheme. The lacy border around the penguins is called Fancy Weave by Spellbinders and the sentiment is by Penny Black.
Just as an FYI the store is open today (Sunday Aug 18) 10 am - 4 pm due to our Mixed Media classes going on today shoppers are welcome! :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tis the Season....

I know it just seems wrong to some people, but we are starting to see people popping by Crafty Capers to see what we have for Christmas stamps. There are quite a few organized types out there who do their Christmas cards and projects months in advance and then sit back and laugh at us (me) who are running around in a panic at the last minute! Never fear, I have NOT changed my ways I usually make a few Christmas cards this time of year then feel all smug because I am "well on my way to getting my cards done" then do no more until December 15!
These penguins are by Stampendous and came in a couple of weeks ago. I have a bit of a penguin thing so knew I would be buying them when I got a few spare minutes.
This card is based on a sketch over at the Merry Monday Challenge blog and the card came together very quickly. I colored the penguins with my Prisma pencil crayons and used the penguin mask that is included with penguin stamp set to sponge Distress inks around the outside of the penguins without getting my penguins inky. I cut the penguins out using a Spellbinder ornament die, used a Stampendous sentiment, Stampendous Fun Flock (white and green). I added Glossy Accents to the penguin's beaks and feet for some extra interest. I made the snow they are standing on glittery by adding some Stickles Glitter Glue.
The snowflake background is also a stamp by Stampendous included with the penguins.
My teaching schedule is a bit lighter at the moment so hopefully I will have some more time to get some playing done!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps used: Jumbo Penguin Snow & Tis the Season clear set both sets by Stampendous
Inks: Versafine Onyx black & Distresss Tumbled Glass & Weathered Wood
Other Supplies: Fun Flock, gems, ribbon, Glossy Accents, Crystal Stickles & Prima Pencil Crayons

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sailing away...

Hasn't the weather been amazing this summer?? I had a rare week day off today and spent it at the beach very relaxing! Not something I do often.
This card is from a private class I taught earlier this week. All stamps are by Stampscapes (rocks with lichen, sailboat, tree trunk, oak branch, tree trunk trio, small lakeside cove and reeds, and water pattern). I made the background on glossy cardstock using Meadow, Aqua and Slate Alcohol ink.
A very quick and easy card!
I am teaching a 3 card Summer Stampscapes class tomorrow (full) and again on Monday Sept 16 @ 2 pm. Contact Crafty Capers if you would like to register.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

August Saturday Demo is today

The free August Saturday demo is today! Drop in between 10:30 - 12:30 pm and learn some interesting techniques using cutting dies.
This sample card is an easy one. I cut a "gentle leaf" Memory Box die out of a piece of white cardstock then stamped a Tim Holtz sentiment beside the leaf open area. I added some green pattern paper from my stash behind the leaf window then matted the piece to my main cardstock.
Hope to see you at the demo!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Arrivals!

Craft Concepts Love birds embossing folder
I had a couple of days off this week however I managed to squeeze in a quick trip to a wholesale warehouse while away! Here are some of the things I picked up with the help of my Dad and my niece.

Impression Obsession Clouds die

Memory Box bundled penguin stamp for those who may be penguin obsessed (hint, hint Lindsay L!)

Birthday Background stamp by Memory Box. I bought this stamp - love it!

Leisure Craft embossing folder set, my niece thought people would like these designs.

Spellbinder Mr. & Mrs. Snowman die

A Tim Holtz stamp set, my Dad thought this set was nice and picked it out! :)
Just a reminder this Saturday is the Crafty Capers monthly demo. The topic is die cut techniques. Free demo runs 10:30 - 12:30. Hope to see you there.