Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CREATE, New Stamp Sets, and Ephemeraology

This past Friday Joanie Relf and I hit the road to attend the CREATE Artists' Faire with our Coffee Break Design goods. While there we met up with Bianca Mandity who was teaching some awesome classes that week. We were so lucky to have a gorgeous day as you can see from the photo above.

Here we are all set up and ready to go. The show was only 3 hours and went by way too fast! I had so much fun meeting customers face to face, including some who have been long time Retro Cafe Art Gallery customers (your rock Valerie!). We drove home that same night, making a coffee stop at 2am. It was a fun little adventure and I was so happy to have Joanie with me!

Changing the subject, I wanted to let you know that we are now carrying several of the Tim Holtz Cling Mounted Stamp Sets. I started with my favorites. We also have the Tim Holtz grid blocks.

I am also totally in love with the new Dylusions Stamp Sets (also cling mounted) and decided to bring in a few of those as well. The are just so unique and whimsy! And both stamp lines are currently ON SALE!

Another great thing about CREATE was meeting Mel from Ephemeraology! We have teamed up and Retro Cafe Art Gallery is hosting a $25 gift certificate on her blog. Click HERE to enter!

Mel is also a fantastic artist and created this piece using the Clear Man Buttons (covered with alcohol ink). Of course they also come in opaque too!

Finally, and this is your final warning, the Shrine Kit Contest ends Friday so get in those entries! The Acrylic Tag Giveaway ends Friday as well! Have a great rest of your week. xo


  1. Kristin! Thank you SO much for the nice Ephemeraology plug on your blog! I appreciate it (and YOU) so much! :D

  2. LOVE this blog and I just found the Retro CafeArt GallerY!

  3. Oh, it looks like so much fun! I *WILL* find a way to do a show with you someday! LOL! Loving the new stamps! I was not familiar with the Dylusions and I am loving those!

  4. Mels Website and blog are the bomb!Thanks for showing her to me. Looks like Create was a blast. Thanks for lovin my Sweet Dollie Witch, I knew you would love the spiders.I always considered Halloween black,orange, purple and lime. Its funny how alot of people remarked on the purple color...interesting. take care sweetie, gerri


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