Saturday, January 24, 2015

New product ordered at CHA has arrived!

It has been a busy week around here at Crafty Capers. We have received 4 of our orders placed at CHA just a week or so back. Ya hoo!
This week we received orders from May Arts, Echo Park, Chameleon markers and Fabscraps! New product is selling quickly so stop by to see it before it sells out.
New May Arts ribbon - the butterfly and bee ribbons are selling particularly well.

LOVE this new dino paper by Echo Park. We have all the papers and sticker sheet in stock now. To see the entire collection click here.

Echo Park has brought a second version of their popular Bundle of Joy line from a few years ago. We have the baby girl and boy stickers and papers in stock now.

Some of the Fabscrap chipboard embellishments plus a few other items that came in this week.
I am working on some samples with the Bundle of Joy papers so stop by to see them if you have some baby projects coming up in your life! :) Now I wonder what the next new products will be to arrive...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CHA recap

Well CHA is over for 2015. I was a bit sad to see it come to an end however I was also excited to head home and get to work on all the projects and ideas I have buzzing around in my head! CHA may be extremely busy but it also charges your batteries in a weird way.

Here are a few final photo capturing just some of the fun to be found at CHA!
A demo by Wendy Vecchi

The Crafty Gals outside the Anaheim convention center

An Authentique Durable project sample

Some samples from the Ranger booth

A cute mini album made with a Prima doll

New flowers from Petaloo

A few Simple Stories Say Cheese samples

A cute 3D trailer made with a Sizzix die
A Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home sample
Another Graphic 45 sample
2 elegant cards on display at the Authentique booth.

Awww love House Mouse style
We also had a quick date with this handsome fellow! Mickey is a great dancer, just ask Kathy!
Thanks everyone for following along with us during CHA. Don't forget to join us at Crafty Capers Saturday Feb 7 for our CHA open house. We will have our class samples, paper samples, $2.00 Make & Takes (bring your class kit with you), a contest or two, prizes and if we are lucky product we ordered at CHA for you to buy and take home with you!

Monday, January 12, 2015

CHA Day 1 & 2

It seems like CHA is flying by we are now starting day 3. It seems we are busier than last year so I am having trouble finding time to blog it all.

If my count is correct we have placed 8 orders so far and I believe we have another 5 to place before the end of the day today.

Here are some booth highlights. Don't forget to head over to Crafty Capers Facebook page for more photos. Comment on the photos for a chance to win some great prizes.
Here is Dyan Reavley doing her magic

Some of Dyan's work

A Prima doll sample

Loved this shutter frame by American Crafts. They will be available at Crafty Capers shortly

This is a new tool for making your own pockets on your scrapbook pages.

Penny Black samples

Kathy and Fran from Stampendous.

We all loved these new Stampendous stamps and dies

Linda trying the new Prima watercolor pencils. They are on order and will be available soon at Crafty Capers

Linda found spending all my money quite tiring so sat down in the middle of an aisle for a rest with Jody from Tonic.

The 3 Crafty Capers gals at the CHA street party Friday night

Placing our Stampendous order

Some super cute trophies distressed with various Ranger products.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Anaheim day 2 & 3

We have had a busy couple of days prior to the start of CHA (today 10 am). 2 12+ hour days filled with education, new product sneak peaks and loads of laughs too! Here are a few photos. Be sure to let me know if you see any must have products for Crafty Capers!
We started Thursday with a 7:30 am visit to Prima!

Linda and I in the Prima warehouse waiting for our class to begin

Class supplies for our Finnabair class. I got to play with some (new to me) Finnabair products and LOVED them so glad some are already in stock at Crafty Capers!

Anna aka Finnabair herself! Love her style.

We had an exclusive Product Showcase Thursday night. Kathy fell in love with this Petaloo burlap ribbon, a bunch of different sizes in the same package! LOVE!

You can't see it well in this photo but Tonic has a bunch of  creative, interchangeable dies at a very good price point. Linda is holding some sample cards. The other gal is Jody from Tonic. She is very fun to hang around with!

A new Girlfriend sample from Art Impressions

Linda and Kathy doing a make and take at the SRM booth

A new die by Tonic. Linda and Kathy are in love!!

Kathy and I started the day, you know, just hangin' with Tim! :)

Linda and I did a class with Dina Wakley. She makes mixed media easy even for someone who is a bit uptight like me!

CHA had another amazing block party complete with a band and lite up palm trees. Always a great time!
Be sure to check out the Crafty Capers Facebook page and become a fan. We will have more sneak peaks and a contest beginning today! Wish us luck on the show floor. We were up past midnight last night making a game plan for the show floor today and it looks like we need to hit about 40 booths over the next 3 days plus we have scheduled a few more classes into the day as well to break up our days!
Thank you for staying with me until the end of this long post.


Thursday, January 8, 2015


I have been lucky enough to fly down to Anaheim for a week for the Craft and Hobby Association Mega Trade show beginning this weekend however I have also been invited to see some exclusive sneak peaks prior to the show. Yesterday, was day 1 of our sneak peaks. We spent 13 hours yesterday at meeting and workshops and we here hopping the entire time! I did manage to snap a few quick photos but not as many as I would like. Here are some highlights from the day:
Here is a photo of the front cover of our Graphic 45 recipe book. We used the new the new Home Sweet Home paper collection and the new Graphic 45 mixed media album. A cute project!

We did some gorgeous Heartfelt Creations vellum cards.

One of the divider pages from the Graphic 45 recipe book.
Here is Linda showing off her perfectly tied bow during the Graphic 45 class.
Today we are headed to the Prima Marketing warehouse for a workshop then we have a bunch of manufacturer meetings to see even more new product! It will be a light day for us only 11 hours! We will have more sneak peaks on our Crafty Capers Facebook Page. Click here to like our page. We be having a contest starting on Saturday.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, New Product

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. I had a busy time hosting and cooking 2 turkey dinners. Saturday, I will celebrate with my family our fourth and final Christmas then I can get on with the new year!
I am happy to report that the store got 2 final orders in 2014 and I stayed late to get them all priced on Dec 31 just so they could go out when we reopen Jan 2. These orders included Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, Penny Black stencils, Hero Arts stamps, Darice embossing folders and Double Scoop Gelatos. Here are some photos of just some of the new arrivals:
Hero Arts Leafy Vine Stamp

Penny Black Promenade stencil

Prima Forever Green paper

How nice is this? CLEAR foam tape - no more visible pop dots.

Loads of Lawn Fawn stamps!

I will be headed to Anaheim CA next week to attend the Craft and Hobby retailer trade show plus I will be meeting with some vendors who are located in sunny California so watch this space for sneak peaks and exclusive photos! If you are not already a fan of Crafty Capers on Facebook now might be a good time to become one as we will have Facebook only sneak peaks on there as well plus a fabulous contest!
Hope everyone has a great start to 2015!