Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Collage Sheets!

I just put two new collage sheets in the store full of yummy, vintage, French scientific illustrations of butterflies and eggs! I hope you like them!



Get them HERE in digital of paper formats!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Name That Mannequin Contest Winners and a New 'Do'!

First off, THANK YOU to everyone who helped me name my new gal! I truly had fun reading all the wonderful, creative names! Alas, I must pick one... or two? I decided it was perfectly alright for her to have a FIRST and MIDDLE name, so I will be sending out two sets of 5 digital collage sheets!
So, what is her new name you ask?

Madeline Marie


It was Pattie who picked her first name. Her is what she had to say (this cracked me up!):

Hmmm Kristin,
Naming your first real live mana...er modeling assistant ;) is always such an important occasion. It sets the tone for all those who will follow her :) The way she carries herself and dresses she gives the impression she is a bit shy and innocent. A girl on her own for the first time. But then one notices she has real back bone. and appearances can always be deceiving!! I'm almost sure I heard her tell the other Mana...modeling assistants that her name was Madeline... with the "I" pronounced with a long "I" sound of a willful independent woman. No soft "i" mammby pammby shrinking violet thank you very much!!Oh do have fun naming her!! Before long you will wonder how you ever got along without her!! :)

Pattie ;)

And Lynn Stevens picked Marie.


I hope I made the right decision - she can be a fussy gal!
Speaking of fussy, I got another new haircut. Shorter this time, and more of an angle.
Happy weekend to all!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Blog Award and Cassandra's Contest

I would like to thank Cassandra for giving me this lovely award. Thank you Cassandra! Your blog is amazing!

Also, I wanted to let you know that Cassandra is having a really cool contest. Please be sure to check it out - you don't want to miss this one!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Name That Mannequin Contest!

I bought this gal this week! I wanted her to display some of my soldered charms at the upcoming art/craft shows. And of course, she must have a name! So I thought it would be fun to have a contest. I must admit, a few times I walked into the room where she was and JUMPED. I thought it was a person standing there...LOL! Read below for the contest.....

I need some help naming my mannequin so I'm having a contest! Simply post your best name on this post, and on Saturday May 30th, I'll pick my favorite. The winner will recieve any FIVE digital collage sheets from my store! I may pick a few runner-ups too :).
The contest is now CLOSED! Thank you for all the wonderful entries!

A Few New Pieces

I finally had some time to create/list a few pieces on Etsy. The first is my tiniest mosaic ever, in a ring! I used the ring blanks from my store, a frozen charlotte doll head, and real handcut tiles! And of course grout and sealer :). Oh, I made the faux cupcake too, but it's just for display.

Next is a collage pendant, using vintage rhinestones, set in glass-like resin!


Dolls Dolls Dolls and Michelle Legler!

I listed a few EX Large China Heads on the site. The Bonnet Head doll is HUGE and so pretty! She's the only one I've ever come across. You can see them all HERE. The following gals are all cut and ready to go!

I restocked the Frozen Charlotte Heads!



I also wanted to share this AMAZING piece of work by Michelle Leger, the Mosaic Queen! She created her for Lisa Kaus. I recently "met" Michelle and I'm so glad that I did.

Be sure to check out Michelle's mosaics, they are divine! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

New Goodies!

I just listed some wonderful new goodies at Retro Cafe' Art Gallery!

ATC Shelf Shrine
Medium Cross Trinket (just like the small cross trinkets only double the size!)
Masonite ATC Blanks
La Fenetre (the window) Shrine Kit (would be cool as a pendant/earring set)
AND the awesome Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers!
Find all of the new goodies HERE!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Another Journal Page

Here is another page 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 second month, and I'm doing doll themed pages of course. For this page I used the Hello Dollie 2 collage sheet.
The paper I used was THIN so I decided to not glue anything. So I sewed :).

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tim Holtz 2009 Ideaology is HERE!

I just listed pretty much ALL of the NEW Tim Holtz Ideaology products at Retro Cafe' Art! Mini Masks, Tiny Attacher and refills, Foliage, Ornate Plates, Mini Pins/Clips/Fasteners, and SO MUCH MORE! Too much to post. Get it all HERE while it's all in stock!


I just adore the Ornate Plates and the Foliage!

I also have the NEW Memory Capsules in stock!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Eyes Have it - Antique German Glass Doll Eyes!

Check out what I just listed over at Retro Cafe' Art!
Antique German glass doll eyes!
* You will get one pair (2) Antique German Glass doll eyes! These are so cool and TINY. I pictured two pairs so you could see the size variation. Each eye will measure between .5" - 5/8" long. Your eyes may not match 110%, but I will get them as close as possible. The backs of the eyes are slightly concaved, but you can easily glue them onto a project. I think these would be awesome in a jewelry or mosaic project!
Supplies are limited so get them HERE ASAP :).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Diana's Crown

I wanted to share this crown that my friend Diana Darden made. She is SO creative - she used the pointed shelf shrines and attached them to make a crown! So cool!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Marie Antoinette Style Scrap and more!

I've posted lots of new goodies in the store. Below are a few of my favorites!
First, some UNDAMAGED 1 1/8" frozen Charlottes! Only a few are left!


I also listed some new German Dresden including these awesome Rosettes! The aqua rosettes had sold out, but they are now restocked along with the red. I also listed some other fun German Dresden things such as Fish! See it all HERE.

For all those Marie Antoinette fans, I just listed some new German Scrap! I now have 5 Marie Antoinette style designs! And these pieces are VINTAGE, so get them while you can!
See the German Scrap HERE!

Lastly, I listed a digital camcorder HERE on Ebay if anyone is interested! Great for shooting YouTube videos and it's so small and cheap!