Sunday, March 23, 2014

A rose...

Thanks so much to everyone who popped by yesterday to see the alcohol ink demo. It was a very busy day! Also, thanks to everyone who pulled me aside or sent me a personal message to let me know how inspired they were by the demo. Always, good to hear that! :)
Here is another sample from my alcohol ink demo yesterday. The (glossy) paper the Elizabeth Craft Peel Off was put on was done with the "smooshing" technique then I stuck my stickers on and hand cut them out. I added some Glossy Accents to the rose and some Stickles to the wings of the bee to add some extra dimension. I matted the stickers on a piece of SEI velvet paper (Crafty Capers is now carrying velvet paper - yeah!). The embossed background was done with a Sizzix embossing folder.
If you would like to see this, and other alcohol ink samples up close and personal Crafty Capers will be open today (Sunday, yes Sunday) from 10 am - 2 pm so feel free to stop by. We are not normally open Sundays but this week due to a few out of towners requests we will be!
Hope to see you soon.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Alcohol Ink Demo tomorrow!

Crafty Capers free Saturday for March is tomorrow 10:30 - 12:30 stop by anytime during that time to see a bunch of techniques you can do with Ranger Alcohol inks. This stripy background is just one of the techniques you can do with the inks.
I am LOVING this new die by Memory Box (of course, the name escapes me at the moment). Sentiment is by Hero Arts.
Hope to see you at the demo tomorrow.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

More new product

We got a second order yesterday. This one had Art Impressions stamps, Tim Holtz configuration books, Prima embellishments and clear Wink of Stella brush pens. Here are a couple of photos of the new arrivals:
Love this little owl from Art Impressions. We have his "brother" wearing a party hat in stock as well.

Oh Celeste! You crazy lady! LOL
This stamp reminds me of a couple of my girlfriends... ;)

Memory Box new arrivals!

Crazy busy day at the store yesterday! I was in Vancouver over the weekend and brought back a giant order of Memory Box, Impression Obsession and Spellbinder dies so many in fact (MIGHT have gone a bit over board) that we have run out of hooks to display it all! Now we have run out of hooks in the past by 5 or so, but this time it is by about 50! Now we have all the new product artfully displayed on the back table and in a basket until the new hooks arrive!
I picked up a bunch of new designs from Memory Box just released a few days ago and in fact Crafty Caper is the first store on Vancouver Island to receive them! As always, Memory Box dies are popular so stop by soon for the best selection. Here are a few photos of the new arrivals.

This is an IO die called "dogs". It has been quite popular.

New Memory Box mini gear die
NEW Memory Box die called Varsity Upper case alphabet

NEW Memory Box die called Joyful Boquet

NEW Memory Box watering can die

NEW Brevilla Houses die

NEW Brighton Border die

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sweet 16!

Long time shoppers of Crafty Capers will probably remember my "baby" niece from the store's Lantzville days. Well hard to believe but she turned 16 last week, and how has her "L" drivers license (beware folk living in the Fraser Valley!!) I made this sweet mini album for her using a design from Doodlebug. I did not have any Doodlebug bags but I DO have the We R Memories Envelope Punch board so made 7 envelopes and used them as pockets (I cut off the top envelope flap) and bound them with an accordian bottom spine. Inside each pocket I put a tag and added 14 photos of Hayley over the past 16 years. It was a big hit with my niece as well as "the relatives" and I am really pleased with how cute it turned out. Hardest part of the project was picking out just 14 photos and getting them professionally printed. While searching for photos of my niece I found a bunch of "blackmail worthy" photos of my sisters so that was an extra bonus! LOL
I used Doodlebug Stickers as "pulls" for each of the tags and for the front as well. I cut out the 16 using a Memory Box die. I was in a rush to take the project photo and did not take a side view or even photos of a tag or two! Doh! All papers used are from Doodlebug's Fruit Stand collection as are the stickers. 
Just a reminder Crafty Capers has some great classes coming up over the next few weeks. I have updated the schedule so check it out!
Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tim Holtz Ink Spritzers now in stock!

A very exciting day today! After a 2 month wait we finally have the new Tim Holtz Distress Marker Ink Spritzers in stock. These tools are to be used with the markers you already own (alcohol or water based markers) to give an air brush type look. This look is great with all the new stencils out on the market right now. **The Distress Marker Spritzers are now sold out however we are expecting another order around the end of the March. Contact Crafty Capers if you would like to be put on the waitlist for on of these great new tools!
 We also got in a great new die company today - Tattered Lace Dies from Britain! Here are some samples of just some of the new designs. Very different than any other dies we currently carry.

We also got the NEW Dylusions ink spray colors, New Stickles colors, NEW Ranger Alcohol Ink colors & Memory Box dies and stencils. It is likely we will be receiving another order or two tomorrow as well. No rest for the wicked! :)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

New Arrivals

Well order #4 for the week came in yesterday and included Memory Box dies, Tombow markers, Spellbinder dies & Peel Off stickers.
Here are some of the highlights:
A Cheery Lynn die

Jackie's Dolls Oval (silver) Peel Off

Beach stuff is all the rage so this IO Shell die set is sure to sell quickly!

 We have been waiting months for a new shipment of Inkagold. It seems it can't freeze during shipping and will all the weather "drama" back east shipments have been delayed. Anyway, hurray! we have a new shipment in.

A classic Memory Box die "prim poppy"

Memory Box Nightline die

Butterfly Delights die

A newer die by Memory Box - Owen the Octopus!
We are still waiting for the new CHA Ranger products hopefully they will be here next week! We also have Little B, SEI, Mirrorcard and Prima order in transit now so it likely will be a busy week next week! :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Junkyard Findings, Cartography & Stationers Desk by Prima!

A big batch of Prima products arrived yesterday. There was quite a bit of scrambling to find room for it all however we managed with a big of shop reorganization! I can't wait to make some samples with this gorgeous new stuff! Here are some of the items in the box:
Junkyard findings Street Signs

More Junkyard findings
Office Junkyard findings

Stationers Desk Flowers

Stationers Desk Paper

Stationers Desk Paper

Cartography Sightseer Flowers

Cartography Paper

Cartography Paper

MFT new arrivals

Yesterday, we received a box of product from My Favorite Things which included Dies and Pure Innocence stamps! A whole box of great new stuff!
Here are some of the new products now in stock:
A new die!

Love this chandelier die!

A cute new stamp set

Gone Fishin' stamp set

Little Shutterbug stamp set

A stamp set for those already thinking of Christmas!

A tea die set
Hurry in for best selection!

Impression Obsession New Arrivals

New arrivals from Impression Obsession! They actually arrived on Monday - better late than never for blogging!
A super cute stamp called "bunny love" - awwww!

A brush bamboo stamp

Asian Lanterns stamp

A new die from Impression Obsession

This pail die has been very popular!

Dog die set! I also have the cat and puppy die sets in stock as well.
It has been a very busy week at the store. MFT and Prima arrived yesterday hope to get some of the new product blogged shortly!