Happy Weekend Everyone! Since it's almost Mother's Day, we have a coupon code for you! Mothers work hard (that includes fur baby moms and caregivers) and what better way to relax than with some fun new art goodies! Use Coupon Code: Retro10Off at check-out for 10% off your entire order, including sale items. Now through Tuesday 5/3 at midnight! You deserve it!
We adore these beautiful tags by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! So elegant, and a wonderful way to use those Chipboard Script Words! Stunning details and lovely composition Cat! Chipboard Script Words: http://ow.ly/4mZmr3 She Also Used Relics & Artifacts by Sandra Evertson
Happy Weekend Everyone! We have even more new Sand and Sea goodies for you this week! Stunning Coral, lovely Seaweed, new Finnabair, and our Octopus Sea Maiden gone TINY by request (you know who you are!) Everything goes wonderfully with our large Sand and Sea Section! (which is ON SALE this week. Woot!)
Happy Weekend Everyone! We're so excited that the brand new Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Collection is in stock and ready to ship! Stunning sea inspired paper, ephemera, and stamps! And of course they go wonderfully with all the goodies in our large Sand and Sea Section! (which is ON SALE this week. Woot!)
Happy Weekend Everyone! We were so excited about last week's Enchanted Forest goodies, that we just had to whip up some more Medieval Goodness! Weaponry, Dragons, and Griffins! Being a huge Game of Thrones fan, I had a blast with this heraldic theme! And of course the new goodies look amazing with our Large Castle Antiquity Shrine Kit. See for yourself!
Happy Weekend Everyone! We're excited that the brand new Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest collection is in the shop and ready to ship! And oh my, check out the fantastic new Castle Antiquity Shrine Kit that coordinates perfectly! Any Game of Thrones fans in the house? April 24! We can't wait to see what you create!
Happy weekend everyone! In honor of Easter and Spring we have a storewide SALE for you! Now through Monday at midnight, use Coupon Code: HappySpringfor 10% off your entire order, including sale items (for 20% off or more)!(Offer good for new orders placed between now and Monday 3/28 at midnight. You must use the code at check out. Place the code in the "discount code" box and hit recalculate before checking out.)
We adore this amazing "Believe" Shadow Box Shrine by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! Absolutely incredible texture and colors! And what a unique way to use the Circle Shrine! And of course gorgeous Relics and Artifacts by Sandra Evertson! So beautiful Cat! Mega Circle Shrine Kit: http://ow.ly/ZOhI4 Basic Shadow Box Shrine Kit 5" x 7" x 1": http://ow.ly/ZOhfc She also used our Dresden, Brass Crown, and Brass Sparrow You can find the full tutorial by Cat on the Relics & Artifacts blog here: http://ow.ly/ZOiaD
Happy weekend everyone! We have lots of Brand New Tim Holtz goodies in stock! Quote Bands, Alpha Dice, Gadget Gears, Remnant Rubs, and more! oh my! And we have even more new Art Script Words! Set #7 is perfect for making limitless combinations!
The new Art Script Words look amazing colorized! And just think with a touch of glitter how much they will shine! The thinner Stencil Board works are absolutely perfect for art journaling too!
Design Team Member Cat Kerr has a fabulous tutorial for you this week! We love how she combined so many cool elements and techniques to make this fabulous shadow box assemblage. And that beautiful decorative piece at the top was created from our IOD molds! See the full tutorial to find out more! http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2016/03/mommy-me.html
This is just one of the many cool process photos. Definitely check out the entire tutorial and let Cat know you stopped by!
Inspiration By Amy Nieman!
We're loving this cool hanging mobile by Amy Nieman! The base is an embroidery ring, covered with paint, strips of washi tape, fibers, and embellishments. And of course she made great use of our Paper Cuts! So creative Amy!
Happy weekend everyone! We have lots of Brand New Tim Holtz goodies in stock! Distress Crayons, Dapper Design Tape, Display Hangers, and so much more! We're loving those cool glass domes too. We also have some stunning Chipboard Script Words in the shop!
It's my absolute pleasure to welcome the talented Kim Collister to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Design Team! We've shared Kim's fabulous work in the past, so we know you're in for a real treat! We're thrilled to have you Kim!
Imagination is the key to my secret garden, my creative way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass. I don't set out to produce art about one subject or the other. My creativity is inspired by a whimsical life, triggers of nature, passages of time and objects of beauty and color. Most often I work from the inside out. Though I work quite intentionally, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed project manager. Inspired and invigorated by the world we live in, I remain in awe by the ghosts of the past and the brilliance of the artists whose work immobilizes me to the core. I am a gatherer of beauty and whimsy, nature and found objects, all of which have proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality. Working without the fear of perfection frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and grace to influence the finished product.
All my life I have been an artist with one foot in and one foot out. When I began this journey of opening my Etsy shop in 2005 and jumping into the art world with both feet, I totally stepped out on faith. When I saw this quote, I thought it related so well to my blog name... "I fly without wings".. on my horse of faith! "When God created the horse, he said to the magnificent creature; I have made thee like no other. All the treasures on earth lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thy shall fly without wings, and conquer without sword, oh horse ..... of faith". Author unknown. Kim Collister is a mixed media artist, Texas transplant, living in Central Arkansas with her husband and her dog, Harley. She has been featured in numerous publications with Stampington and Company and she is a member of the Design Team for Retro Cafe Art Gallery. She works as a financial aid counselor in a local university by day and most nights and weekends she can be found in her studio doing what she loves. She welcomes email at ShopImgirl@gmail.com
Below is an example of Kim's amazing work. You can find the full post HERE.
Stay tuned for more!
Welcome New Design Team Member Chrissy Colon!
It's also my absolute pleasure to welcome the talented Chrissy Colon to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Design Team! We've shared many of Chrissy's projects in the past, and we know you're going to love what she creates. We're ecstatic to have you Chrissy!
My name is Christina Colon. I currently live in Okinawa, Japan with my husband, four children and two dogs.
I have been paper crafting for more than a few years and started out as a traditional layout gal. Since then, I have ventured into card making, mini albums, altered art, and other off the page projects. I find that my favorite things to create are mini albums, off the page projects and wreaths, which you will see plenty of.
My style can best be described as eclectic, unique and technical with a dash of whimsy and meth (but without the "junky" part). I like to mix traditional with modern and I love to experiment with different color and pattern mixes. I gather my inspiration from my everyday surroundings.
When I'm not sitting at the table working on some kind of project, you can find me at the beach with the kids or SCUBA diving, at the gym doing some Crossfit, or even on my couch indulging in an epic RPG video game. I also love to read, hike, and mess around with the kids.
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