Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wow! It has been a LOOOOONG time since I blogged! I really need to get back in the habit and since school starts soon, I should be able to! It has been a pretty lazy summer here, but I wanted to share with my awesome followers that I finally got my username on facebook! If you're not already a fan, go check it out!

www.facebook.com/CapriceCreations

Thanks! Hope you have all had a great summer! And be watching for lots of great new stuff coming soon!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

NEW Logo And Sale!!!


Introducing, my new LOGO!!!! Isn't it cute! And to celebrate, I have decided to have a 50% OFF SALE!!!!!

PLUS, don't forget to take a look at the BUY 2 GET the 3rd FREE Sale on ALL CARDS!!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

YAY for SUMMER!!!

In celebration of summer, I am having a sale!

Buy any 2 cards and get a 3rd card absolutely FREE! This includes FREE shipping on the 3rd card! Visit my store now to check out the selection!



Friday, May 22, 2009

More Great Blog Candy!


I absolutely LOVE Scrappin' Out Loud! And right now she is giving away this AWESOME blog candy! Plus, there is more - she is going to continue adding to it until she fills a flat rate box! So go check it out and good luck!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cutie-patutie Felt Barrettes

I came across this great tutorial at Fireflies and Jellybeans and just had to share!

Materials:
Felt (scrap pieces work great!)
Barrettes (I found a box of 30 at Micheal's labeled as Quilt binding clips)
scrap paper (for pattern)
scissors
sewing machines (optional)
needle and thread
Button and ribbon embellishments



1. making the pattern: first trace around the barrette with a pencil



2. Draw around the barrette trace to allow for a seam (trust me it is MUCH easier this way! <- I didn't allow for a seam and a funny thing happened: the barrette did not fit! ) The seam allowance does not have to be very big since we are using felt.



3. cut out your pattern and pin it on a piece of felt that has been folded so that there are 2 layers. We are making a jacket for the barrette to fit into so we need 2 sides.



4. cut out the barrette jacket pieces



5. Sew the two pieces together around the sides and bottom but leave the top open so we can put the barrette into. You can machine sew or hand sew.



This is what it should look like after you sew it.



6. cut off the extra felt around the edges. Try to get close the seam but not too close that you cut it open (found that out the hard way too!)



7. Now decide what side is going to be the back (since they look the same on mine it did not matter much!) and flip up the top part. See picture below:



8. cut off the top part on ONLY ONE layer. this is going to allow you barrette to slid into the jacket.



9. now slide you barrette into the jacket.



10. Now choose an embellishment. I like to stitch through the hole on the back of the barrette to make sure that it will stay inside of the jacket.
Note: if you are going to sew a ribbon on, it is best to attach it when you are sewing the 2 pieces together at the beginning.





They are so fun to make and with just a little button, or felt flower or ribbon they turn out SO CUTE! I loved doing this because it seemed that with little effort I could get an adorable end product. I can't stop making them!
Now stop reading and go make some for yourself!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

More Yummy Blog Candy!


I'm back again today with some more wonderful blog candy!!! This is an awesome collection from Simply Scrapping in celebration of 200 members joining their online community. Check it out here!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mmm! Blog Candy!


This is one of the biggest and nicest blog candies I have seen out there! I'm so excited about it! Check it out here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Repurposed Cabinet Doors

I don't know what it is about old cabinet doors. I just love them! It's like I am drawn to them and I don't know why. I have amassed a nice little collection of doors in many different sizes, and I have just begun to turn those old doors into unique works of art. My first door was a simple project. I painted the carved border red and added a vinyl wall art. Super simple and so elegant!





I listed it on etsy and it sold within a few hours! WOO HOO!

For my second door, I chose an adorable daffodil flower. I LOVE dafodils, but don't like the fact that they bloom once and then you are left with a plain green plant. So, this daffodil can bloom forever! It was hard to list it on etsy, but I am sure someone will love it as much as I do!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Please Vote!!!

I am so excited that my FAMILY card won last weeks Paper Crafts Challenge on Blockhead Radio. It is really an honor! Now, I would like to ask each one of you to vote again in the Weekly Artisan Challenge! The winner receives free advertising on Blockhead Radio!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Goal of 50?!?!

I think that was a reaonable goal. I set a goal of creating 50 cards by Friday, and so far, I have completed 30. Just taking a little break to update you all on my exciting progress. I listed the first ten in my etsy shop if you'd like to take a peak at them. The rest will not be revealed until the trade days this weekend. Woo Hoo! Looks like I will meet my goal! ;)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Items = New Banner

After listing some new items, I decided that it was time for a new banner as well. I'm really surprised I kept the last one as long as I did! So, here it is! My new, spring banner!!!

NEW ITEMS!!! Finally!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have listed new cards in my etsy shop! I have attached a preview for your enjoyment! I will be adding more cards over the next couple of days so check back often!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Old Sorehead Trade Days

Three times each year, there is a large trade days in Stanton, TX. People come from all around with handcrafted items, antiques, music, and lots of food. It's a great time to be had by all!


With that said, I have given myself a goal of creating 50 greeting cards to sell at this weekends' trade days. I have lots of ideas and plenty of supplies! Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Teachers Need Love Too!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week here. And for some reason, I didn't even realize it! But maybe I just wasn't aware that I knew about it...I have listed several "teacher" items recently. Including this newly listed mug which can be personalized.

I also have a school memory box, crayon caddy, cherry tote bag, and sign any teacher would love. Check them out here!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Brr!!

After temperatures in the 90s and overnight lows in the 50s, I woke up to a chilly 39 degrees this morning when the wind blew the front door open. Yes, it was blowing that hard! What's even better is that it is only going to get colder as the day goes on...it's going to start raining...then sleeting...and I am stuck in a classroom where the heater will not work! I have fingercicles on the ends of my hands and I have been here less than an hour! I fear it will be a LONG and COLD day!!! Hopefully as the students arrive, their body heat will help warm this classroom! :) I had planned to use the time between classes to paint some signs, but I'm afraid it is just too cold for that. I may have to go out to my truck and see if I can scrounge up a blanket!!! (Can you tell I'm not liking this cold weather?!?!)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ebay vs Etsy

OK, so I removed one of my beloved items from etsy and placed it up for auction on eBay. I know that I will have to drastically undersell my adorable creation, but I am willing to sacrifice it for a little promotion of my etsy store. I placed my etsy store link in the item description. I even offered free shipping [cringe]. I really hope it works to draw more people to my etsy store! In case you haven't visited, here's the link: http://capricecreations.etsy.com/ and if you'd like to see my eBay auction, click here.




Monday, March 2, 2009

Good Morning Surprise!

What a great surprise to find that you are a featured artist on another crafter's blog! That's what I found when I logged into blogspot this morning to share with you another round of great inspirations! It really brightened my morning! Check it out:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

So Many Crafts So Little Time

There are SO many things that I would like to do! Painting projects, paper crafts, and even embroidery but I just don't have enough hours in the day. Not to mention that I can't get to my desk right now due to the closing of LadyBugz Boutique. Everything at the store had to come home and I'm still trying to get boxes put away. But, since I can't create at the moment, I thought I would share some of the places I get my inspiration.

http://www.tallmouse.com/ - this website has some awesome craft ideas for every season! Some are super simple (and great for kids) while others are a litle more detailed. This is a great place to start looking for inspiration!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Yippee!!!!

I am featured on an awesome blog! Check it out here: http://knitberry.blogspot.com/ and while you're at it, check out her website too: http://www.knitberry.com/
Well, I finally got out of my funk and listed some new items in my etsy shop. I have been neglecting it lately and it feels so good to see FRESH stuff in there! The Welcome sign was actually created by my sister, and it is GORGEOUS!



And the baseball picture frame was created by me!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Yeah! But Sad Too!


Woo Hoo! Today I made my second sale on etsy! I sold my cute little Valentine Mailbox. It's really kind of a bittersweet thing. That mailbox is so cute I wanted to keep it for myself. But I am sure that the buyer's mom will love it just as much!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Woo Hoo!

I am featured on a fellow etsian's blog. It's not much, but I am super excited! Check it out:

Blog Candy?!?!

Ever heard of Wreck This Journal??? Me neither, but thanks to http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/ I now know that I definitely want one. I'm not big on journaling, but this one is right up my alley! It is just freakin' awesome! And she is giving one away! Crossing fingers that it comes to me! Check it out on her blog! I bet you'll want one too!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Brand New Post Forum for Crafty Ladies!

Please take a look at this great new forum for Crafty women:
http://craftyladies. myfreeforum. org/index. php
We are just getting started and need more members! If you love to craft or need ideas, this is the place to be!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Love these colors


The colors in this cross stitch kit are great! All of my faves! It definitely makes me want to keep going. Well, here is the progress I made yesterday. Care to guess what it is?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Wow! It has been a couple of hectic days since my last post! On Sunday I was not feeling well so I did not work on my cross stitch at all. I tried to do a little on Monday but I was still not feeling great and I was concentrating on laundry. Yesterday was a super cold day! Bryan and I spent most of the morning on the location of wrecks due to the icy road conditions. Thankfully no one was hurt. So, here is all that I have been able to accomplish on my cross stitch...Is it any clearer what it is? :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Do you know what this is???


Can you tell what I am stitching? I just started this new kit and after an hour (including sorting the floss), this is what I accomplished. Take a guess as to what it is going to be (and no, it has nothing to do with Halloween). I will post my progress here each day so you can see if you are on the right track. And to keep things fair, I will not confirm or deny any guesses. Just have fun, and who knows, I may send you an extra special prize if you are the first to guess correctly!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scrapblog

I have been a member of scrapblog for many months but have not really made anything with it. I never seem to have pictures with me when I have the time to play. Well, this morning I finally got to play! I started off with a Chrsitmas theme and I am hooked! This is SO COOL! I have created 3 scrapblogs so far and I haven't even thought about the "from scratch" ones! This will also be a great tool to see how a layout looks with the pics before you commit to a paper layout. And it is SUPER easy to use! Just look at my results!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Well, I gave in and joined the Etsy trend! I was trying to avoid it, but they really have a nice following. I listed 10 items today and plan to list more soon. Here's my link:



Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Last night, I was moving our digital photos from the computer on to a flash drive so that the computer would run better. As I was doing so, I came across pics that were taken on New Year's Day last year (2008). The pictures were of me and my family riding Russell's horse. (Russell is my sister's fiance.) Now, to most people, that wouldn't seem like such a big deal, but last New Year's Day was a major milestone for me because I have been terrified of even getting near a horse for a long time!



I grew up riding horses. One of my very first memories was riding a horse while my Daddy led him around the backyard. And Daddy always told me, if you fall off, you've got to get back on. Fast forward to high school. I had a registered quarter horse mare who was part of Dash for Cash's bloodline. She was built for speed and trained for roping. And I HATED her! Finally, Dad decided to sell her and as I was showing her off for a potential customer one morning, I was thrown. I came down head first and landed on a patch of caliche. I don't remember much about that morning. I know that Daddy wouldn't let me back on the horse and I took a trip to the ER where we found out I had a concussion. And a few days later I was back at the ER because my head and eye swelled up (but it was only sinus congestion). So, needless to say, I developed a strong fear of horses after that...



Nearly 15 years later, Russell convinced me to try riding his horse. He was so patient with me (my sister had told him my story). I was terrified until I got up on the horse and then I couldn't wipe the stupid grin off my face. I was acting like I had never been on a horse before! After a few minutes of letting Russ lead me around, I decided I was ready to take the reins. That terrified feeling came back...I was scared the horse would take off or suddenly buck...but he just walked around lazily (he's really too old to do much else). Russell gave me my confidence back that day! And even though I have not been back on a horse (I'm really too fat for that!), I no longer fear giving them a pet on the nose!



And I got some really great pics of my kiddos riding...in fact, I think I will go scrap this one of my wonderful son right now! Happy New Year Everyone!!!