Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Finnabair, Apothecary Bottles, Cats, and More‏

New Goodies!

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm super excited to let you know that we now have the Prima Finnabair line IN STOCK and to ship. There are so many amazing products in this line, that I can't pick a favorite. We also have amazing engraved Apothecary Bottles, Baroque Frames, and some large Cat Tags just for fun! The Tiny Fairies from last week are still on my favorites list too.

Finnabair Inspiration

Here are some fabulous mixed media pieces created by Anna Dabrowska, aka Finnabair! Her pieces are gorgeous. Full of amazing color and texture, just like the Finnabair line!
(images used with permission)

 Are you excited about the new goodies yet?

I know I can't wait to create!

Inspiration By Linda Cain!

This fabulous Halloween extravaganza is by Design Team member Linda Cain. I love how she used her finished Halloween box and other goodies to create an entire display. You can find more fabulous photos on Linda's Blog!


Inspiration By Tracy Delisle!

I adore how Tracy Delisle turned our China Doll Shrine into this adorable Witch! The Witch Hat Cut-OutsDried PumpkinsSkull BeadsSpider Webs, and Dome Bottles were the perfect touch. Such a sweet little Victorian Witch Tracy! Great idea!

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

Design Team Member Lynn Stevens created this fabulous Small Halloween Hutch Shrine Kit. Mr. Skeleton looks quite happy and a bit mischievous in there. Spooky cool creation Lynn!

Inspiration By Diana Darden!

Diana Darden created this amazing Steampunk Santos Doll. The addition of the Large Flip Frame is my favorite part. And of course the goggles from the kit. Stunning Diana!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New TINY Inspiration Fairies and a FREE GIFT

New Goodies!

Happy Saturday everyone! This week we have something extra fun. Our Inspiration Fairies that you know and love gone TINY! They are under 2", and they are adorable! We have some fun new Halloween goodies in the shop, as well as a few new Tim Holtz Stencils too! The new Tiny Fairies are totally addicting, so you may want to grab a few sets.

Tiny Fairy Inspiration!

The Tombstones below were created by the talented Sherry Matthews for our Art Swap. I immediately fell in love with the TINY dolls she made using our scrap bits, and I knew then that the Inspiration Fairies NEEDED to become TINY. Thanks for the inspiration Sherry! You definitely started something awesome!

I had a blast creating my Tiny Fairies and I can't wait to make more. I may turn a few of these into pins. The Tiny Fairies are a GREAT way to use up those scrap bits and tiny trinkets that you have lying around.

Here is a size comparison of our original Inspiration Fairies and the new TINY Inspiration Fairies. They are even smaller in person and oh so cute. Does anyone remember Micro Machines from the 80s? Yeah, it's kind of like that!

Inspiration By Linda Cain!

Design Team Member Linda Cain created this fantastic Victorian Pumpkin Art Doll. I love all the embellishments she added, and the sweet face with piercing green eyes was the perfect selection! You can read more about this wonderful piece and find the full supply list on Linda's Blog!

Inspiration By Sylvr Sharp!

How cool is this Tower Shrine by Sylvr Sharp! The textures are just blowing me away. And oh my, that tree is incredible! This is one awesomely spooky tower.

Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

These fabulous Steampunk cards are by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst. She used our Gear Cut-Outs as well as our Steampunk ATC Background Collage Sheet. And of course the Black Dresden and Stickles accents were the perfect touches. Amazing work Gerri. They look like they came straight out of a Steampunk magazine!

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

This fabulous Ouija Board holding Witch is by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens. She looks like maybe she's pondering her question! And I'm loving the color scheme. Wonderful creation Lynn!

Inspiration By Diana Darden!

Diana Darden created this beautiful blue Steampunk Butterfly. The Santos Head Paper Cut peering through is the perfect touch. And I love the sentiment "fly forever". Gorgeous Diana!

A Free Gift For YOU!

The talented Sherry Matthews sent me a fabulous vintage image, as well as her amazing "Hocus Pocus" hand painted version to share with all of you. I turned them into this Digital Collage Sheet, and I can't wait to see what you create! The painted image by Sherry is based on the movie Hocus Pocus. Always a Halloween favorite! And if you are familiar with the movie, you'll see she created an amazing resemblance!
You can download your FREE Digital Collage Sheet HERE.
Thank you so much Sherry Matthews!

Earlier in the week I stopped in the middle of packing orders to make this quick 15 minute ATC. Because sometimes you just have to play. And that FREE Digital Collage Sheet was staring up at me. Literally.

 In addition to the Free Collage Sheet, I also used our Black Mat Board ATC Base, Matte Glue N Seal, Gold UTEE, Turquoise Inka Gold, Graphite Inka Gold, Diamond Washi Tape, White Sharpie Paint Pen, and Glasses Cut-Outs.

Just tear out the images from the Collage Sheet, attach with Glue N' Seal. Tear and attach some Washi Tape, rub on some Inka Gold, Sprinkle on some UTEE, melt. Finish off with glasses and some Sharpie accents.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Awesome Anatomy Charms, Halloween Stamps, and More‏

New Goodies!

Happy Saturday everyone! We have even more wonderful Halloween goodies in the shop. I can't get enough! The anatomy charms are of course my favorite. They are nice, heavy, high quality charms that are large enough for pendants, but also perfect for altered art and assemblage. We also have a few new Halloween Washi Tapes and several amazing stamps!

Tombstone Inspiration By Linda Cain!

Design Team Member Linda Cain has been cooking up some wickedly cool pieces in her art lab. Check out her blog post HERE to see all four of her fabulous Tombstones for the Art Swap! Tons of inspiration!
Tombstones are due October 6th so you have just over a month! There's still time to join in!

Inspiration By Vickie Kammerer and a CONGRATS!

Metal Roses, and Coffin Cabochons in her projects, and we couldn't be more honored. She even mentioned Retro Café Art Gallery and Kristin Hubick in the text of her article. We are truly blushing over here! We are also so proud of Vickie for helping Dia Del Los Muertos get some of the exposure it absolutely deserves. Fantastic Vickie! Go get your copy. You won't be sorry! 

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

This amazing "Scary-Go-Round" is by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! In addition to our 3-D Carousel Shrine Ki with Chipboard Top, she also used our Banner Cut-Outs, Skeleton Paper Cuts, Spider and Web Cut-Outs, Bat Cut-Outs, and Tim Holtz Autumn Tinsel.
Lynn is a brilliant painter, and her horses are to die for! (pun intended)
Here's a GREAT tip from Lynn:
"I hand painted one horse then took photo copies and cut out and glued onto the rest of them".
What a time saver and fantastic idea from making them uniform! You can read more about this wonderful piece on Lynn's blog.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Labor Day Sale and More‏

Happy Holiday Weekend Everyone! Take 10% off your ENTIRE order by using Discount Code: LABOR10OFF at checkout! This includes 10% off Sale Items, for a savings of 20% off or more. Offer expires Monday at midnight. There are some great new goodies in the shop too! Grab em' while you can!

2014 Gothic Tombstone ATC Swap!

I hope you'll join us for our NEW ART SWAP! We already have several players, but of course, the more the merrier! Tombstones are due October 6, so you still have some time.

Need some more inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap! And the 2013 Tombstone Swap!

Tombstone Inspiration!

These two stunning Tombstones are by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! Even if you don't swap, you can still grab some Tombstones and play along. Lots more inspiration to come! The entries so far have been outstanding!

Inspiration By Diana Darden!

How cool is this fabulous Witch Doll by Diana Darden! I'm not sure if she's a good witch or a bad witch, but she is definitely fantastic either way. Awesome job Diana!

Inspiration By Marie Z. Johansen!

Marie Z. Johansen created this lovely Inspiration Fairy. I ADORE the way she hinged the two pieces together. So brilliant Marie!

Inspiration By Lisa Rupp!

In case you missed her last week, a spooktacular Victorian Pumpkin Doll by Lisa Rupp! You can grab your own gals and have tons of Halloween fun!
Don't forget to use Coupon Code: LABOR10OFF for 10% off your entire order. That's an additional 10% off Sale items as well! We have tons of great Halloween items, and yes, Christmas is coming soon too. This year is flying by! Happy Labor Day! xoxo

Saturday, August 23, 2014

3-D Victorian Witch Doll, Stand Up Cats, and More

New Goodies!
Happy Saturday everyone! We have some great new goodies in the shop this week. The 3-D Witch Shrine Kit is of course my favorite! Last week my friend Lisa Rupp suggested combining the Witch Doll and Spider Web Door Shrine Kit. I thought it was brilliant, so voila! I added some extra special touches too. I'm guessing several of you will also love our new Stand-Up Cats. They are Purrrr-fect for Halloween or everyday cat fun. There are new Stencils and new Tim Holtz goodies as well!

2014 Gothic Tombstone ATC Swap!

I hope you'll join us for our NEW ART SWAP! We already have several players, but of course, the more the merrier! Tombstones are due October 6, so you still have lots of time.
Need some more inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap! And the 2013 Tombstone Swap!

Tombstone Inspiration!

Sherry Matthews already has her second Tombstone finished for the NEW ART SWAP! Isn't her diamond background fantastic? I love the texture on her Pumpkin and Mini Bats!

On My Art Table!

Do you plan ahead for a project or just wing it? I do both. It just depends on my mood and/or inspiration. For the last days I've had this cool project sitting on my art table, and I can't wait to dive in (pun intended). It's starting with this cool old letter press box from my stash. Once finished, it will stand up. You could also use our Microslide Cubby as a substitute. I'll also be using a Victorian Frame, Medium Mermaid Skeleton, Fish Scales Stencil, Small Ouija Board, Fish Skeleton Charm, and no doubt my list will grow. I definitely have the whole thing planned out in my head! Once finished, it will be a cool standing assemblage piece.

Nap Nook Progess!

I've made bit of progress on the studio nap nook and all that is left is hanging the set of mirrors on the wall. So I'll be making the big reveal soon! In the meantime, I wanted to show you that I now own a SECOND red couch. Bonnie Ashurst sent me that tiny red couch on the tray. What a fun mail surprise. Thank you so much Bonnie!

Inspiration By Martina Fuchs!

This gorgeous mixed media canvas was created by Martina Fuchs from Germany! She used our Steampunk Heart, and definitely made it look fabulous! You should check out Martina's blog post for even more great photos here.

Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

And for even more hearty goodness, here is a stunning Keyhook assemblage by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst. I love how she made the Scrap Angel (and Fairy Head Paper Cuts) so functioal. Lovely piece Gerri!

Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

I adore this fabulous collage by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! She used our Doll Head Collage Sheet, Cupcake Paper Cuts, Washi Tape, and loads of talent. I'm always in awe of Amy's wonderful layers and textures. Amazing work!

Inspiration By Linda Cain!

This fantastic doll, "Madame Macabre" is by Design Team Member Linda Cain! She used the Large Female Doll Shrine Kit, and added several Gears, Watch Parts, and other goodies. I'm in LOVE with her skit and boots. Just fabulous. She is the perfect mix of Halloween and Steampunk. You can read more about Madame Macabre and find more cool photos on Linda's blog here.

Inspiration By Lisa Rupp!

I'm really excited to share this awesome Victorian Pumpkin Doll by Lisa Rupp! This is the first sample I've seen using this kit, and it's beyond fabulous! Check out those eyes on the Bats and Cat! They are SEED BEADS. What a brilliant idea! You can also thank Lisa Rupp for suggesting the latest 3-D Victorian Witch Doll. She'll go beautifully with the Pumpkin Dolls. Thank you for the inspiration Lisa!

Just Charming!

I'm closing with an yummy photo of just some of the charms and cut-outs you can find in our Halloween Section. Many of you bought our Ouija Boards last week and already have them in hand. Are you loving them? I think they are even cooler in person! Happy Creating! xoxo