Happy Weekend Everyone! We have so many amazing new goodies in the shop this week! First, we have Sandra Evertson's Dresden Trims, which are even more gorgeous in person! Falcon Crests? I think yes! We also have three stunning new Shrine Kits, inspired by an amazing assemblage piece by Linda Cain! You can find the tutorial for Linda's incredible piece below. And then of course just like potato chips, I couldn't stop at just one. I love what you started Linda!
Happy Weekend Everyone! We have so many fun new goodies in the shop this week. First, we have the awesome new Stickles and Liquid Pearl holiday sets! The custom colors are only found in the sets, so grab them up while you can! We also have some wonderful new Christmas Ornaments, Tiny Snowmen, and fabulous Miniatures! Oh yeah!
Design Team Member Kim Collister has a beautiful tutorial for you Frida fans! As always her piece is wonderfully thought out, using so many symbols to pay tribute to such a fantastic artist! Make sure to hop on over to Kim's blog and read her entire post. She also gives you an amazing tip for turning the Niche Shrine into a music box. Stunning piece Kim! http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2016/10/my-wings-will-carry-me.html
From Chrissy: "Since we are starting to get the jump on Christmas, I have a cool one for you! It uses two kits that you've seen me use before! Another tip, break out that beading wire and put it to good use to create "flying" elements in your work. It's one of my most favorite tricks to do on a project like this.
This project uses loooooads of Retro Cafe Art Gallery goodies all of which are linked in the blog post!"
Snowman Inspiration By Kim Collister!
Design Team Member Kim Collister created these darling Snowmen for an ornament swap, and they are sure to make you smile! We love the beautiful winter colors, and of course all the glitter! Such handsome Snowmen Kim! They are fantastic! (Another fun option Kim and I discussed, is to add a layer of transparency film between the frame and niche so you can add glitter, sequins, etc. and turn them into shakers!) Inspiration Snowman Shrine Kit: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_4736/Inspiration-Fairy-Shrine-Kit--Snowman--Style-11.htm
Special Announcement: Many of you that follow me on Facebook already know that I'm expecting a precious baby girl in November. In order to spend time with our new addition and enjoy the holidays
with family, the website will be temporarily on vacation from November 15th through the end of January. If you need any Christmas goodies (or other goodies) for swaps, ornament making, etc. now is a great time to order! xoxo Kristin
Happy Weekend Everyone! The Brand New Tim Holtz Christmas goodies (as well as some restocked favorites) are in the shop and ready to ship! I know several of you have moved on to Christmas crafting, though if you're still working on Halloween, that's awesome too! Of course we have plenty of both! And I know some of you are working on both! To get things started, all of the Christmas Goodies (and that's over 800 items!) are ON SALE! Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos are still on sale too. Happy Shopping!
Happy Weekend Everyone! We're really excited about our SIX Brand New Tombstone Book Kits in the shop! You can thank Design Team Member Sherry Matthews for the inspiration behind these awesome kits! (See below)
As soon as I saw Sherry's tombstone project, I knew what had to be done. And I couldn't stop at just one! I hope you love them as much as I do.
"Fight for the fairy tale, it does exist", by Amy Nieman! A beautiful collage with a beautiful message. We're loving the amazing colors and cool textures. Wonderful as always Amy! Cotton Spun Mushrooms: http://ow.ly/B7lO304BUdD She Also Used Our Mini Trees and Deer Charm
Happy Weekend Everyone! The gorgeous new Artisan Powder Colors are in the shop and ready to ship! I love all four colors, however I think French Sage is my favorite! I'm also partial to Antoinette Pink as well, but part of that may be the cool name!
If you missed the Artisan Powder video I posted last time, you can catch it HERE.
While I was perusing Youtube, I also stumbled across and amazing Rust Paste Camera video and photo by Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair)! And since we just received more Rust Paste stock, I thought I would share. Check it out HERE.
Art Time Feature Cat Kerr!
Design Team Member Cat Kerr has a wonderful new take on Art Journaling for you today! See how she transformed her page into a 3-D work of art using our new Niche Shrine Kit. The perfect piece to place on a shelf or desk to admire over and over again! So wonderful Cat! Find the full tutorial with supply links on Cat's blog: http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2016/09/brave-heart.html
Bonnie Ashurst is sure to make you smile with her fun and funky "Halloween Bingo Caller"! We love how creatively she used our Paper Mache Skull. He has so many wonderful details, including his thick spectacles! Awesome job Bonnie! Paper Mache Skull: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_7179/Paper-Mache-4-Inch-Halloween-3-D-Skull.htm She also used several of our Skull Beads, Brass Wings, Brass Gear, Letter Beads, and Brass Crown
Some of you have already completed your 2016 Tombstone Set! And the rest of you still have plenty of time to play along with us! Come see what everyone has been up to in the new Facebook Group! (You can find the link on the Contest Page)
Tombstone photos are due October 14th! So you still have just under a month to play along!
I created not one, but TWO Digital Collage Sheet prizes for everyone who plays! If you've submitted a photo already, your Collage Sheets have been emailed to you! If you don't see them, check your junk email box and let me know. Sometimes things get lost in cyber space. I hope you enjoy "Pumpkin Patch" and "Witching Hour", created especially for the challenge! And special thanks to Sherry Matthews for the cool skeleton dictionary page image!
Happy Weekend Everyone! We have some fun new goodies in the shop! Awesome Dimensional Embellishments, cool beads, and oh my that Paper Mache Skeleton! The skeleton is super cool on it's own, but you can also embellish him or her further with rhinestones, flowers, lace, and more!
And just a reminder, you still have a month to join in the 2016 Tombstone Challenge. Posted photos are due October 14th. Find the full details here: http://www.retrocafeart.com/pages/TombstoneContest.htm (P.S. Design Team Member tombstones are for inspiration and are not included in the contest winners.)
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