Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Goodies + a Storewide Coupon Code‏


Holiday Sale!
  
In honor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, we are having a SALE! Take an additional 10% off your entire order, including sale items! Use Discount Code: Retro10Off at check out. Make sure you hit "recalculate" before going to the payment screen. Now through Monday 11/30 at midnight EST. 
We're sending our newsletter out early this week (instead of Saturday) so you can take your time and shop in your pjs! Happy Shopping!
(Fine print: Discount not applicable to previously placed orders or orders placed after the deadline. You must use the code during check out for the discount to apply.)
  We have some GREAT new goodies listed too!

I wanted to show you how I displayed my adorable Pedestal Shrines from last week. They look fantastic added to my fireplace mantel! I can't wait to make more! You can find the tutorial here.







Inspiration By Chrissy Colon!
  
A gorgeous Christmas Town by Chrissy Colon, full of candy colored goodness and holiday cheer! We especially love how Chrissy attached her glittery deer, and check out her Santa. So many amazing details Chrissy!
Chapel Hill Stand-Up Village Kit: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_3352/Chapel-Hill-Stand-Up-Village-Kit.htm
She Also Used tons of other RCAG goodies. Check out Chrissy's blog for the list and more information:
http://www.thetwistedmuse.com/2015/11/welcome-to-christmas-town.html#.Vkf2NIR0WRs




Inspiration By Mary Jane Chadbourne!

A stunning array of faeries and angels by Mary Jane Chadbourne! Each one definitely has a unique personality. Lovely detail and gorgeous execution Mary Jane! We especially love those beaded ornament hangers.
Small Primitive Angel Art Doll Cut-Outs - Tall:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5822/Small-Primitive-Angel-Art-Doll-Cut-Outs-Tall--Set-of-3.htm




Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

A gorgeous Santa Bell Ringer by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! He is absolutely full of vintage beauty. We adore the nostalgic colors, and of course all of the glitter. He's perfect Lynn!
Vintage Santa Stand Up: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5951/Vintage-Santa-Stand-Up.htm
She Also Used Our Silver Glass Glitter, White Glitter, Mica Flakes, Silver Tinsel, and Mini Glitter Jingle Bells

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sugary Sweet Pedestal Shrines + Tutorial + New Minis‏


Happy Weekend everyone! I'm really excited about this week's goodies! When I saw all of the adorable new sugary sweet miniatures in the shop, I had to find a way to display them! So our brand new Pedestal Shrine Stands were born! They come in three fantastic styles, and as for arting them up, well, the sky is the limit! While they can be used for any theme, they are PERFECT for Christmas. The kits (either finished or unfinished) would make excellent gifts!
You can check them all out HERE.

In addition to the new goodies, we have a HUGE general Christmas Section and a fabulous Coffee Break Design Christmas Section for tons of unique goodies!

All Minis are ON SALE too!


Art Time!

I couldn't wait to jump right in and play with the new goodies! These sweet little scenes were so much fun and easy to create. I made all three in about an hour. And there are a million different combinations you can create. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. They are too much fun!
 
Supplies: Pedestal Shrine Stands, Glitter Snow, Pink Bottle Brush Trees, White Mica Flakes, Glitter, Gingerbread House, Rhinestone Chain, Mini Sleigh, Jar of Candy Canes, Glitter Candy Canes, Green Box of Ornaments, White Deer, Mini Candy Canes, Glass Cake Stand, Sugared Lollipop



I began by gluing my stands to my bases. Of course doing this first was much easier! You can use a ruler to make sure they are centered. I eyeballed mine, but then went back to double check.


Next I painted all three with gold spray paint.


I added rhinestone trim to the Classic Pedestal. Dresden would work great too. The Classic Pedestals were designed especially for this!


Glitter Snow is one of my favorite mediums to work with. It goes on easy, like cake frosting, dries fast (to the touch in about an hour), and also works as a glue. I used a popsicle stick to spread the snow. Like I said, just like frosting a cake! 


The Glitter Snow already has some glitter in it, but I like lots, so I immediately sprinkled it with Mica Flakes and more glitter. It will stick. And then I just pushed my pieces into the Snow. The Glitter Snow acts as a glue, and once dry, your pieces will be stuck! It doesn't get much easier than that!


I loved the way things turned out. The little candy canes under the cake plate are my favorite part. And I loved how the pack of bottle brush trees had the three different sizes that I needed!


Of course everything is even more glittery and sugary in person! 


The combinations for these sweet Pedestals are ENDLESS! I can't wait to add mine to my fireplace mantel decorations this year. And I'm excited to see your creations! xoxo




Art Time With Linda Cain!
  
Things are definitely feeling even more festive with this stunning Articulated Angel by Design Team Member Linda Cain. See how Linda brilliantly combined stamping along with lots of other goodies to create this exquisite piece. We're especially loving her awesome holly! Check out Linda's blog post for more photos, step-outs, and supply links: http://goo.gl/uziBfG




Inspiration By Lisa Roulier Wiktorek!

We think this necklace by Lisa Roulier Wiktorek is absolutely groovy! We're loving the color and image that she used. So cool Lisa!
Medium Retro Television Shadow Box Shrine Kit: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_2338/Shadow-Box-Shrine-Kit--Retro-Television.htm




Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

Sweet glittery snowflake ornaments by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens. We adore the pretty images she used and of course the stunning rhinestone trim. So beautiful Lynn!
Small Layered Snowflake Ornaments: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6714/Small-Layered-Snowflake-Ornaments--Set-of-4.htm
She Also Used Our Collage Sheet Christmas Sweeties II and Rhinestone Chain




Inspiration By Kimberly Heil!

We love how artist Kim Heil combined our Wing Cut-Outs and Santos Head Paper Cuts to create these stunning ornaments! And the combination of paper and glitter on the larger pieces is so perfect. Lovely creations Kim!
Angel Wing Cut-Outs with Ornament Holes: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_4826/Angel-Wing-Cut-Outs-with-Ornament-Holes-Option--Set-of-4.htm
She Also Used Our Small Angel Wing Cut-Outs and Santos Head Paper Cuts

Friday, November 13, 2015

New Christmas Miniatures + Charms + More‏


Happy Weekend everyone! If you love TINY and miniatures and they make you go "Awwwe" then you will LOVE the new goodies this week! So many adorable minis that are especially perfect with our Shrine Kits, Dolls, Ornaments, and more! I'm especially loving that sweet metal teapot that actually pours! I just had to try it! The cuteness is almost too much! You'll have to see for yourself!
You can check them all out HERE.

In addition to the new goodies, we have a HUGE general Christmas Section and a fabulous Coffee Break Design Christmas Section for tons of unique goodies!

All Minis are ON SALE too!





Art Time with Linda Cain!

Gorgeous glittery snowflakes by Design Team Member Linda Cain! These beauties make great tree ornaments for yourself or for a friend. Check out Linda's blog post for more, and bring on the glitter! http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2015/11/glass-glittered-and-beaded-snowflakes.html




Inspiration By Jaci Swarts!
  
We're loving these fabulously funky robots by Jaci Swarts! These creative dudes are packed with personality. Awesome job Jaci!
Small Elevated Shrine Kit: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6089/Elevated-Shrine-Kit--Small.htm
She Also Used Our Wood Blocks and Gear Charms




Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!

These little shrines by Sherry Matthews may be tiny, but they are packed full of love and talent! We're loving those happy colors. So beautiful Sherry!
Circle Shrine Charms: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_1293/Circle-Shrine-Charm-El-Tiny-Trinket-PACKAGE-OF-2.htm




Inspiration By Cat Kerr!

Breathtakingly beautiful ornaments by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! We're loving her soft color palettes and stunning textures. And oh deer, the middle ornament is amazing Cat!
Deer Mount Ornaments: http://ow.ly/Uzhw7
Cameo Frame Ornaments: http://ow.ly/UzhCH
Inspiration Fairies: http://ow.ly/UzhJM
She Also Used Our Pine Tree Cut Outs and Christmas Magic Collage Sheet




Deer Mount Ornament Tutorial!

Find the step-outs for making these adorable Deer Mount ornaments HERE.
And as Cat shows above, they look even more adorable with faces! I bet some of the new Relics and Artifacts faces would work great!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Eight New Relics and Artifacts Sets + More‏


Happy November everyone! Can you believe it's already here? We're thinking about putting our Christmas decorations up this week. I know it's still early, but might as well enjoy them as long as we can right? And with all the awesome new Christmas goodies in the shop, it's easy to be in the spirit! I'm especially loving those Funky Retro Christmas Trees, so I had to make them in a nice, larger size! I can't wait to play and see what you guys create!
You can check it out HERE.

In addition to the new goodies, we have a HUGE general Christmas Section and a fabulous Coffee Break Design Christmas Section for tons of unique goodies!

AND, we have EIGHT new sets of Sandra Everton's Relics & Artifacts! They are in stock and ready to ship (International too of course). I'm finding it so hard to pick a favorite! What about you?
Find them all HERE (and they are ON SALE!).

(You can check out one of Sandra's videos HERE, where she talks about some of the new sets. You will also see the Majestic Shrine that I created and sent to Sandra in the video!)


(Photos and artwork by Sandra Evertson)





Inspiration By Chrissy Colon!

An amazing crown in honor of Dia De Los Muertos (and the NEW Relics & Artifacts) by Chrissy Colon! So many gorgeous colors in this fabulous piece. Outstanding job painting the skull Chrissy!
Regal Chipboard Santos Crown Style 1: http://www.retrocafeart.com/.../Regal-Chipboard-Santos-Crown-...
She Also Used Our Skull Beads, Fancy Scalloped Dresden, Brass Winged Heart, and Sandra Evertson's Relics & Artifacts Ancient Soul
 
Check out Chrissy's Blog post for more information!




Inspiration By Tracy Delisle!
  
A super fantastic Frida Shrine by Tracy Delisle! We love the amazing colors and textures on this piece! Beautifully done Tracy!
Elevated Shrine Kit Large ATC: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6087/Elevated-Shrine-Kit--Large-ATC.htm
She Also Used Our Brass Crown, Frida Collage Sheet IV, Mini Metal Roses, and VerDay Paint and Patina Set




Inspiration By Cat Kerr!

Have you seen the new Somerset Apprentice Autumn 2015 magazine? It features this stunning assemblage piece, "Born to Fly" by Design Team Member Cat Kerr. Congrats Cat! We adore how Cat combined the pieces to make something new and magical! You can find Cat's original post with supply links here: http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2015/02/born-to-fly.html




Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

Handmade ornaments make excellent gifts! We are loving this shabby chic beauty by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! The bits of Dresden trim and pom pom fringe are the perfect touches. So lovely Lynn!
Layered Masonite Christmas Stocking Ornaments:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5887/Layered-Masonite-Christmas-Stocking-Ornaments--Set-of-3.htm
She Also Used Our German Dresden Mini Pink Scalloped Border, Collage Sheet CV58, Pink Stickles, and Icicle Stickles