Friday, September 27, 2013

Cards for Cancer fundraiser

Crafty Capers is having a Cards for Cancer fundraiser next weekend. Our classes are all sold out however we are still taking registration for class kits. Each class kit is $4.00 and all monies will be going to Ovarian Cancer Canada.
These card kits will be fairly simple you will need to provide your own adhesive, scissors and, in some cases, coloring materials and glitter but all the papers and embellishments will be cut and provided for you in your kit along with instructions. Deadline to register for these kits is tomorrow, Saturday Sept 28. Please contact the store if you are interested. There are 8 kits in total.
Saturday Oct 5 is coincidently, World Card Day it might be a fun to order some card kits, gather some friends have a mini party while making up your cards on that day!
Here is my "Saturday" Cards for Cancer card. Fairly simple, I used a new Wrapped in Joy Couture Creations embossing folder, a Stampendous clear sentiment, a Dee's tree die with Glitter Ritz plus some little Memory Box bird dies.
 Special thanks goes to Sharron L for helping me out with this card as well as cutting out all the birds for the kits.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Penny Black!

It is always a great day when we get new Penny Black stamps, Stickaroos (stickers) and dies! Here are just this was a very large order and here are just some of the highlights:

Penny Black stickers

It looks like 3 additional orders will be in later this week. Watch this space for details! Have a great week.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

New Arrivals

A bunch of new products arrived on Thursday. Here are some highlights:
Zing Metallic embossing powder

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper

WeR envelope punch boards are back in stock!

BoBunny Silver and Gold paper and embellishments

Also included with this order were Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Snowflake brads, Inkadinkado stamps, Gelatos (tropical and silver/gold packs),  and Echo Park Bundle of Joy papers.
Stop by soon for best selection.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Coffee and a Card - Back to school style

I have been put in charge of the Crafty Capers Coffee and a Card for tomorrow I have given Kathy a rare Monday off to spend time with her sister.
I thought I would give the very popular chalkboard technique a try for the card tomorrow since most students and teachers seem to be back at it by now.
We will be using Brillance Moonlight White ink, white Gelatos and a white pencil crayon plus some, always fabulous, Penny Black stamps.
Coffee and a Card runs 10:30 am - 1:00 pm at Crafty Capers on Monday. Cost is $2.00 and if you can't get enough classes on Monday there is a Summer Stampscapes class as well in the afternoon beginning at 2 pm. Cost for that class is $25.50.
Hope to see you Monday!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Resist Demo today!

Not a great photo however this is another resist demo sample. This baby is STUNNING in real life lots of blues and purples with contrasting with the Silver Dollar embossing powder and the card was easy and quick to make another bonus.
The stamp is by Stampendous and I used Distress markers to make the background on Tim Holtz's new watercolor cardstock. I am also quite impressed with the watercolor cardstock easy to stamp on even with a detailed stamp. I will be getting myself another package.
Hope to see you at the demo today: Saturday Sept 14 10:30 - 12:30 and, as usual, its free!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hard to Resist!

The Crafty Capers free September demo is tomorrow 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. The topic for this month is "resist techniques". This resist technique was done with glossy cardstock, a Versamark ink pad and 4 colors of Ranger Adirondack dye inks plus a fabulous Hero Arts stamp.
Hope you can make it to the demo on Saturday!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Week of Sept 9 new arrivals

Day 3 of the week and we have had 3 orders come in that will keep us on our toes! :)
We have received lots of Peel Off stickers, Glitter Gone mats, Memento Ink pads, Calypso Teal Dylusions ink spray and NEW Stickles colors!
I must be out of the loop because I did not know there were new Stickles colors until a couple of days ago. For those of you who are also out of the loop let me pull you in - there are 6 new colors Burgundy, Lagoon, Champagne, Cranberry, Ice Blue, Mercury Glass and Pink Taffeta. We have them all in stock now!
We also received our much anticipated Mirrorcard in gold, silver, red, blue, green and copper plus some gorgeous Stardream text weight paper (nice and shimmery and a light weigh perfect for matting) & Black Glossy cardstock is back in stock as well (looks very cool with Ranger's Alcohol inks).
Last but not least, Stampendous and House Mouse stamps arrived today! Here are some images of just some of the new arrivals!
Crafts Too Holly corner

House Mouse Trick or Cheese stamp!

Minuet Bird - he is a popular fellow!

Snow Bird is also quite popular again this year

Click your Heels boot is back in stock

This one has not been in stock before but I may end up using this image for my "resist" demo this Saturday!
Just a reminder, Crafty Capers has another demo (a new one this time) on Saturday Sept 14 10:30 - 12:30. I will be covering "resist" techniques. As usual, the demo is free and is a drop in event no need to preregister. It is recommended you bring a pen and paper with you as these demos are PACKED with info.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A snowy day

I've been busy working on Christmas/Winter card samples with some of the new product that has been arriving recently. I have wanted to play with the new Memory Box Swirling Snowflakes die ever since it came in back in July and finally, I set some time aside to play with it.
I began by cutting the die out with Silver Mirrorcard. I needed the metal shim to cut it in my Big Shot but it cut out beautifully!!! Then I stamped the Stampendous Polar Ride stamp on Bazzill cardstock and colored it with my Tombow markers then cut the image out. I found a blue card base and cut a piece of Be Creative tape to fit the front of the card (4.25x5.5) and put it on the card front. I carefully laid down the snowflake die cut then I added Cool Highlight Glitter Ritz over the remaining exposed tape for a sparkly sky. I stamped the sentiment by Hero Arts on a leftover bit the same color as my main card (unglittered) and attached it as shown then I mounted my polar bears. Really happy with how this card turned out and happy I got to reuse an older Christmas stamp from a few years back.
Just a reminder that Crafty Capers will be having a Glitter Ritz free demo, tomorrow, Wednesday Sept 11 @1 pm. No need to preregister just drop in between 1 and 3 pm it is recommended you bring a notebook to jot down all the glitter tips and techniques.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Arrivals

The week was a busy one with 2 orders arriving on Thursday and Friday. Yeah! There are lots of great new items in stock and I am going to predict we will have at least 2 orders in next week! Hopefully, I have not just jinxed it! :)
Here are some of the new products in stock now!
Art Impressions Girlfriends "in the tub" stamp set

Crafts too Bamboo embossing folder

Impression Obsession Lighthouse stamp set

Cuttlebug Christmas Stitch embossing folder set

Impression Obsession Birch Trees die (new!) Love it!

Memory Box Crisp Bows die

Crafters Workshop Flutterby stencil - plastic stencils are selling like hotcakes right now!
Just a reminder Crafty's Coffee and a Card is back again tomorrow at 10:30. Drop in between 10:30 and 1 pm with your basic class kit (scissors and adhesive) and for $2.00 make a fabulous card. Last Monday Coffee and a Card for 2013 will be Monday Sept 30 (but they are running each Monday in September!). Hope to see you there.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Glitter Demo sample

I've got a (free) Glitter demo next Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the store so I made some time to work on samples today. The tree is made from two Dee's Distinctively dies (Tree Silhouette and Tree Overlay #1) using the Burnished Velvet technique coincidently developed by Dee, herself and her friend Haroldine. I used Microfine Champagne and Ultrafine Emerald Glitter Ritz glitter and Be Creative tape to create the colors on the tree. The background is a stamp by Hero Arts (star also by Hero Arts) stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. The Joy is made with an alphabet by Memory Box and covered with more Ultrafine Emerald Glitter Ritz.
Special thanks to my "color consultant" for this card, Marilyn!
Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Happy, Happy!

We changed out our window display last week the theme for this month is birthday with an orange and green color theme. We did not have a lot of cards with that color theme around the store so I made this guy to fill in a blank space in the display.
This card uses an Elizabeth Craft Peel Off (funky cakes), Glitter Ritz glitter (black, light copper, celedon & cayenne), Bazzill and Kaisercraft papers, a Leisure Craft embossing folder, Cheery Lynn birthday die, Spellbinder classic ovals dies, a Hero Arts "happy" stamp and finally a Sakura Quickie Glue pen to add some dots of glitter around the sentiment.
Stop by the store to see the new window display and see this card in person.