Friday, October 21, 2016

Brand New Adorned Flourish Shrine Kits Inspired By Linda Cain + More

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! 

Art Time Feature With Cat Kerr!  

Design Team Member Cat Kerr has a fantastic, inspirational post for you today. Not only does she share an amazing Shrine Kit Tutorial with your, she speaks about embracing fear, and learning to live with fear as an artist. This is a post you definitely don't want to miss. Amazing art and a wonderful heartfelt post dear Cat!

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!

Inspiration and a Tutorial By Linda Cain!

We adore the way Design Team Member Linda Cain combined several of our Kits and Cut Outs to create this exquisite assemblage piece. Hop on over to Linda's blog for a full tutorial. And huge congrats to Linda who is now a Finnabair Brand Ambassador! Not that we're surprised. Way to go Linda! You know we love our Finnabair products too. Read more here:

(The Brand New Adorned Flourished Shrine Kits were fashioned after Linda's stunning piece!)

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!

Christmas Inspiration!  

These Deer Mount Ornaments are some of my favorite holiday pieces to make! So many creative possibilities, and they are just plain fun! You can find the tutorial and supply list here:
Deer Mount Ornaments (Other supplies linked in the listing):

Alternate Tip: How about combining our Plaque Ornaments ( with Sandra Evertson's RELICS & ARTIFACTS Resin Blanks ( Mount an Ex Voto Heart II, or even a sweet Resin Face (Facia Familiaris) with some Antlers (

More Christmas Inspiration By Cat Kerr!  

"Tis the Season to be Jolly", a magical Christmas shrine by Design Team Member Cat Kerr is one of our favorites! We especially adore the sweet sledding children she added from one of our collage sheets, creating tons of "action". Stop by Cat's blog for the complete tutorial:

Friday, October 14, 2016

Brand New Christmas Goodies + Frida Niche Shrine By Kim Collister

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!

Art Time Feature With Kim Collister!  

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!

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!

Tombstone Garland Tutorial By Sherry Matthews!

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a wonderful idea for you, turning the Masonite Tombstones and Sugar Skull Ornaments into awesome Halloween banners! She also shows you how to achieve a fabulous wood grain look. Great project Sherry! You can find Sherry's tutorial here:

This is a great way to use up extra Tombstones you may have. And you can mix n' match the different sets!

Inspiration By Chrissy Colon!  

These Christmas villages by Desgin Team Member Chrissy Colon are so amazing! Read more from Chrissy's post below and don't forget to hop over to her blog!
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:

She Also Used Our Mini Ornate Frame Cut Outs (for the niches), Christmas Word Paper Cuts, Heart Cut Outs, and Snowflake Charms. Our Black and Orange Pearl Pens would work great for the faces, and our Glitter Snow is a great option too!

And as of today,  we have TINY SNOWMEN shrines too!

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

Friday, October 7, 2016

New Tim Holtz Christmas Goodies + Tombstones By Linda Cain

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!

Art Time Feature With Linda Cain!  

Design Team Member Linda Cain has some frightfully good Tombstones to share with you. As always, packed with tons of techniques and amazing colors! The way she transforms her charms is pure magic! So cool Linda!
Hop on over to Linda's blogs for stunning photos and tips:

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!

Inspiration By Gena Boone-Curtis

Sharing some wonderful mermaid inspiration by the talented Gena Boone-Curtis! We absolutely adore the texture she created on the tail and shells, and the mirror inside the theatre is brilliant. Such a stunning piece Gena!
Mermaid Theatre Art Doll Kit:
She Also Used Our Sea Horse Cut Outs, Fish Cut Outs, and Santos Head Paper Cuts

Inspiration By Stampington!  

Did you catch the cool project in last week's Stampington & Company newsletter using our Chipboard Santos Crown? What a sweet idea and awesome photo!

Christmas Inspiration!  

Several of you have been ordering Christmas goodies, so that is my cue. Starting things off with one of my favorite projects! These Pedestal Shrine Kits have so many possibilities, and make the best Christmas decorations and centerpieces! You can find all of the supplies linked when you click on one of the three available styles.
Pedestal Shrine Kits:
You can also find the tutorial here:

Friday, September 30, 2016

SIX Brand New Tombstone Book Kits + More

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. 

Worth another look: If you missed the Artisan Powder video I posted last week, you can catch it HERE

Art Time Feature Chrissy Colon!  

Come see what Design Team Member Chrissy Colon has been conjuring up! Her 2016 tombstones are packed with amazing detail and lots of techniques! Plenty of rusting, glittering, crackling, and more! So cool Chrissy! Hop on over to Chrissy's blog for the tutorial:

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!

Inspiration By Amy Nieman  

"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:
She Also Used Our Mini Trees and Deer Charm

Inspiration By Teri Reed!  

These absolutely adorable Misfit Monster Magnets by Teri Reed are making me giggle this morning! The color and stamping is perfect, and oh, those EYES! So much fun Teri! We love them!
Misfit Monster Cut-Outs:
Oh, how about some Glow In The Dark Eyes:

Inspiration by Sherry Matthews!  

We're so in love with this Tombstone Book by Design Team Member Sherry Matthews! Such a clever way to use those Tombstones, and so cool how this spooky journal can stand up, displayed on a table or shelf! This piece is so inspiring Sherry. Love it!
Gothic Tombstone ATC Set V:
She also used our Skeleton Paper Cuts, Gear II Cut Outs, Steampunk Paper Cuts, Word Paper Cuts, and Tim Holtz Quote Bands

Friday, September 23, 2016

Brand New Artisan Powder Colors + Brave Heart Niche Shrine by Cat Kerr

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:

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!

Inspiration By Kim Collister!  

Stunning ATCs by Design Team Member Kim Collister! Such beautiful colors and sentiments! So lovely Kim!
Medieval Magick Collage Sheet:
She Also Used Our Doll Head Paper Cuts

Inspiration By Bonnie Ashurst!  

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:
She also used several of our Skull Beads, Brass Wings, Brass Gear, Letter Beads, and Brass Crown

Inspiration by Sandra Brandt!  

We're loving these gorgeous DOTD Ornaments created by Sandra Brandt! So many wonderful details, including the way she cleverly used those cigar bands! Beautifully done Sandra!
Small Mini Dash Shrine Kit:
She Also Used Our Tiny DOTD Fairy Shrine, Winged Heart Cut Outs, Mini Rum Bottles, Paper Flowers, and Vintage Cigar Bands

The Tombstone Contest is Underway!

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! 

Friday, September 16, 2016

New DOTD Goodies + a Cavernous Tomb By Sherry Matthews

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! 

Art Time Feature With Sherry Matthews!  

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a brilliant tutorial for you! You won't want to miss how she created this incredible "Cavernous Tomb"! Hop on over and watch Sherry work her magic on this fantastic piece of art!

Be sure to check out the full tutorial!

Inspiration By Gena Boone-Curtis!  

We are in love with this Sea Maiden by Gena Boone-Curtis! The texture is absolutely brilliant. Notice the beads? And we love the maiden's flowing hair! Incredible piece Gena!
Medium Octopus Sea Maiden Doll Kit:
Santos Head Paper Cuts II:
She Also Used Our Chipboard Coral Cut Outs and Dresden

Inspiration By Kim Collister!  

Design Team Member Kim Collister has some wonderful tombstones to share with you! They are sure to inspire. Hop on over to Kim's blog post to have a closer look! She also posted some incredible pieces from last year that are definitely worth a second peek!

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:
(P.S. Design Team Member tombstones are for inspiration and are not included in the contest winners.)

Inspiration by Cindy O'Neal!  

This amazing DOTD ensemble was created by Cindy O'Neall! We adore how she transformed the Santos Dolls to create this festive pair! Don't miss all the wonderful details! Just fabulous Cindy!
Medium 3-D Santos Doll Kit:
Stencil Board Picado Small:
She Also Used Our Skull Beads