Thursday, February 27, 2014

Art Impressions New Arrivals

The Art Impression order I placed at the CHA trade show in January arrived yesterday. Lots of great stamps are in this order. Here are just a few of the new arrivals. Stop by soon for best selection.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time for the snow to go!

Well no more snow days, Crafty Capers is back up and running! We are open regular hours 9:30 - 4:30 today and I suspect we may even get a box or 2 of new product if we are lucky! :)

Here is a card I created with "leftovers" from my Distress Ink demo on Saturday. The papers are edged in Gathered Twig Distress Ink and the clock is done with a technique called faux enamel. The pattern paper is all by Authentique. I am loving all their new papers! Stop by soon to check them out!

Also, we have 2 great classes coming up later this week - on Friday morning Tattered Floral cards & Saturday (all day) Graphic 45 Flip top card box. Details are on the Crafty Capers website,
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another Snow Day

Crafty Capers will remain closed today (Tuesday) due to waaaaay too much snow in Nanaimo. We should be open tomorrow as they are calling for above freezing temps today.
Once again the Nanaimo folks will laugh at me but here is the view of my backyard this morning. :)
 We will be open tomorrow (Wednesday)

Monday, February 24, 2014


Thanks to everyone who braved the snow on Saturday and stopped by for the Distress Ink demo. Here is a sample of 2 techniques I demoed. The butterfly is colored with my waterbrush and Distress Inks (Milled Lavender, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey). I chose to use black and white printed paper from Authentique Classique: Elegant "six" line. The panel with the saying is also from the Authentique Classique: Elegant line. The chipboard swirls were colored with Peeled Paint Distress ink and are from Fab Scraps. The butterfly die is from Memory Box. I added some highlight to the butterfly with some Waterfall Stickles glitter glue.
It is has been a crazy weather day however while I was lounging at home my supplier were busy packing boxes. 2 more orders were shipped today and we have at least 2 more orders "out there" in transit plus the order my BFF Linda (and Carley boxer) picked up today for delivery on Saturday. It will be busy once I get back to work!
Just a reminder, Crafty Capers BIG Graphic 45 card box class is this Saturday. It runs 9:15 - 4:15 and we still have space. More details can be seen at our classes page.

Snow Day!

Well looks like Mother Nature is playing a cruel trick on us over the weekend by giving us snow! Yuck! Crafty Capers will be closed today but if all goes well we will be open regular hours tomorrow. Pull out the dog sleds everyone or just stay indoors and craft, your choice!
I know the Nanaimo folks will laugh at me but here is the view of my back yard this morning.
 The police are advising people to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. Please heed their advice and stay safe!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Memory Box new arrivals!

Another day another order! Memory Box arrived along with some Peel Off stickers and Distress Inks. Oh and nearly forgot we got 2 new designs of  Tim Holtz Framework dies. Stop by for best selection!
Memory Box Perky Poppy die

Yorkshire Tree die

Tulip die

Memory Box Tiny Tulips die

Cuties! Memory Box Fuzzy Bunnies die

NEW NEW NEW Tim Holtz Honeycomb Frameworks die.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Graphic 45 New Arrivals

Botanical Tea paper
Part of our CHA Graphic 45 order arrived today. Paper from the Botanical Tea, By the Sea and Couture lines. We also got some Botanical Tea stamp sets as well. Here is hoping the rest of the order arrives shortly! Thanks to Lynn S who helped unpack the order so she could be the first to get her hands on the new papers! ;)

Botanical Tea stamp set - gorgeous!

More Botanical Tea paper

LOVE this Botanical Tea paper. I will need to reorder this one pronto!

By the Sea paper
By the Sea paer

Bet you will never guess what line of paper this is from - you guessed it By the Sea!
Couture paper

More Couture papers. We will be using this during our day of Graphic 45 class March 1!
Stop by for best selection!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Arrivals!

2 big boxes of new product have arrived in the last couple of days including the Hero Arts order placed at CHA! More product should be arriving shortly. Here are some photos of the new arrivals:
Some Gelato sets arrived today

Fantistix coloring sticks arrived also

This Darice butterfly embossing folder is back by popular request!

This cute kitty die is also back - who can resist a cute kitty??

More Crafters Workshop stencils arrived
Love this Leafy Vine stamp

This coffee set is also pretty cute and new from Hero Arts!

I like the font on this sentiment set

Hero Arts Tree for Life wood mounted stamp

Hero Arts new Tiny Flags stamp.
 We received a big batch of clear and black Wink of Stella brush pens in our order however the clear is already sold out and more are on order so as always hurry in for best selection.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Stampendous New arrivals!

Well it looks like Stampendous was the #2 order to arrive this week. This order was also placed at the January trade show.
Here are some of the new arrivals:
Cherish Heart stamp

Sleepy Reader stamp

Spidermum jumbo stamp

Hit the road stamp

Tree Poem

Wheel Bearrow stamp - cute! I'd be the one riding in the wheelbarrow someone can push me! LOL

A cute stamp for many occasions - Knit Chick Purl!
Hope to see you all soon!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Brand New Penny Black!

Another exciting day here at the store when, Wayne, our delivery man showed up with a big box from Penny Black! This was an order we did at the big CHA retailer show last month and to be honest I don't really remember what the heck I ordered! Turns out it was a lot! I had to quickly revamp the store to give all the new Penny Black stickers, dies and stamps their own wall! The stickers were flying out the door this afternoon - guess I did good on that part of the order!
One of the new Penny Black stick sheets for Spring 2014

A new chalkboard style stamp

This die is older but very popular - it is called bashful!

This is a new die called Celebrations

One of the new wood mounted stamps. We have a gorgeous card sample of this stamp in the store.
There are a bunch more orders in transit as I type. Let us see which one arrives next...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Open House recap

Thanks everyone for stopping by Crafty's Open House on Saturday. It was a great success and I hope everyone had as much fun as I did! Congratulations to Leslie G, Catherine D, Darcy P & Lawrie R for winning our door prizes plus all our random prize winners! Hope you are enjoying your goodies!

I have put the Spring Crafty Capers class schedule up on our website for those looking for classes. Quite a few classes are nearly full so phone the store if you would like to register for any upcoming classes.
Here are a few quick snaps from our day!


 Thanks to Linda and Carley boxer for the photos.