Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Design Team Work and News!

I have some lovely art to share! First, here is a rusty tin ATC by Audrey Hernandez! Her rusty tin ATCs will be published in a Stampington publication soon! Audrey started with a 4" Rusty Tin Sign and cut them down to ATC size. I'm only sharing one so I don't spoil the surprise.


And look, one of Audrey's fabric pieces that she created using the door fabric collage sheet graces this FULL PAGE ad for Sew Somerset! Audrey's door pieces will also be in the issue. Congrats!


I also have some wonderful design team art to share using new collage sheets!

I'd like to extend a warm welcome back to Kelly Burton, now a part of the On Call Design Team! Kelly produced these awesome samples below! She used the "Bella Grunge ATC Background Sheet" and "Lounging Lovelies".

Gaby Bieberle made these fantastic pieces! Gaby also used the "Bella Grunge ATC Backgrounds" and "Lounging Lovelies", in addition to "Lucy" and "Beautiful Birds 2".

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vintage German Scrap!

I just listed some VINTAGE German Scrap in the store. Many of these lovely pieces are over 45 years old. And the best part is, they are mostly cut out already! Just cut the tabs! Such lovely Victorian images - here are a few of my favorites but there are more HERE in the store!

I love these Marie Antoinette style ladies!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Collage Sheets!

I just created and listed FOUR new collage sheets in the store! Bella Grunge ATC Backgrounds (my favorite), Hello Dollie Bodies (with some small dolls perfect for ATCs), Lounging Lovelies, and Vintage Chairs and Things! You can see them all HERE (to see larger images), available in digital format or paper sheets!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Retro Cafe' Art 10% Off Tax Refund SALE

I've not had a sale at the shop for a while, so I figured what better thing to spend those tax refunds on than art supplies! In honor of those tax refunds, I'm having a 10% off EVERYTHING SALE at Retro Cafe' Art. Sale will end Tues. at 11pm Eastern time.

To get the 10% off you MUST use this link to enter the shop:Be sure it says "A 10% discount... will be applied" at the top of the page. Only orders placed through the above link will qualify for the sale.

THE SALE HAS ENDED!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jackie's Doll

You know I love dolls! I wanted to share this darling gal created by Jackie Baxted!
As always, you can get the doll heads in my shop, but you can also get the feathered angel wings.
Thanks for letting me share Jackie! She's gorgeous!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Doll Head News!

As you know, I sell Antique German Doll Heads on my site. Well, I'm now offering an exciting new optional feature - I will cut your doll's neck for a small fee so they are completely ready to use!

Here's the complete info:
* Here it is by request - I will cut/file your doll heads neck for a small fee so your doll is ready to use right out of the box! I know many of you don't have the tools, and it can be a messy process, so I can do it for you. (See picture for examples - neck lengths may vary, but they will be nice and smooth). I can cut any of the antique doll heads. Of course, only purchase this fee if you are buying doll head(s).

PLEASE NOTE: The fee is PER DOLL HEAD, so if you buy 5 heads for example and you want them all cut, be sure you buy 5 cutting fees.

* If you are not buying the cutting fee for all of your heads, please specify in the comment section what you would like cut.

Also, the mini paper roses have been restocked!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Art Journal Pages!

Here are some pages I created for the Indiana Altered Art Group journal "round robin". We each created or purchased a journal, and each month we meet in person, swap them out, and admire each of the pages! This is the first month so it's more pressure being on the first page! I ended up having to do two pages, because one of our members backed out and mailed me her journal. I've decided to do all of my pages doll themed since I've been dying to try out my doll collage sheets! It's been a while since I've created, so I hope I'm not too rusty!

This first page is for my friend Bianca! She is a music teacher, so I added the sheet music.

The above page is for Marlene!
I had fun using the tiny pink Dresden angel wings from my store.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New German Dresden Borders and Paper Cuts!

I spent much of the weekend listing some new goodies on the site! The paper cuts are my new favorite, so I added 5 new designs: Vintage Toys, Victorian Tombstones (great for Halloween), Colorful Birds, Pink Sparrows, and Vintage Butterflies! The Fairy Cakes and Crowns are also back in stock. See them all HERE!


And by request, I added over 11 new German Dresden BORDERS and some fun things like these cute gold chicks! Way too many to post, but you can see them all HERE!


There are a few other new things that I didn't mention, but you can check HERE on the new page so you don't miss a thing!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Goodies and Some News!

I just finished listing some new goodies at Retro Cafe' Art! First, some WONDERFUL ring blanks with a FLAT attachment area! The attachment areas are nice and large - oh the possibilities! Resin, Mosaic, Fabric Collage, Large Buttons, Bottle caps and SO MUCH MORE! I'm dying to try out a few rings of my own. Available shapes include oval, circle, square, and rectangle. See them all HERE!


Also, the mini paper roses had a good response so I added 5 new colors (deep red wine, orange, white, antique blue, and light blue). I also added some light pink Calla Lilies! See them all HERE!



And last but not least, you may have noticed some new icons at the bottom of the Retro Cafe' Art Gallery Home page. By request I have updated Retro Cafe' Art Gallery to take credit cards! I was taking PayPal only, but now you have the option to pay with either PayPal OR standard credit cards, both through secure check-out!

Happy Shopping!