Happy Weekend Everyone! We have some great new goodies in the shop! If you love Minis, then you're in luck. Several new bits, especially great for Christmas art plus several back in stock minis! And since Dia de los Muertos is next week, some fabulous new Limited Edition Engraved Sugar Skulls! Grab em' while you can!
LOTS of Christmas Stamps were just marked 30% off!!!
Art Time Feature With Chrissy Colon!
Design Team Member Chrissy Colon has a beautifully festive project for you! Check out Chrissy's tutorial to find out how she created this wonderful Christmas banner! She combined stunning beadwork, resin, embossing, and so much more. Awesome photos and step-outs Chrissy! Check it out: http://twistedmusedesigns.com/merry-christmas-banner/
We adore this Theatre by Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews! Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is certainly a favorite movie of ours, and what better way to pay tribute to the late, great Gene Wilder. Sherry's piece is full of incredible details and color, and features one of her amazing sculpted pieces. Such a marvelous piece Sherry! "A World of Pure Imagination" indeed. Medium Circus Theatre Shrine Kit: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_3165/MEDIUM-Theatre-Shrine-Kit--CIRCUS.htm
Inspiration By Cat Kerr!
A little something as we get closer to Halloween, sure to make you giggle, by Design Team Member Cat Kerr. Cat found this quote on a Halloween tombstone site and thought it was the funniest thing. She decided to use a Shrine Triptych instead of a tombstone, and we absolutely love it. So much fun Cat! Be sure to read the caption!Large Basic Shelf Shrine Triptych: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5311/Shelf-Shrine-Triptych--Basic.htm
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!
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!
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! http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2016/10/my-wings-will-carry-me.html
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: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_4736/Inspiration-Fairy-Shrine-Kit--Snowman--Style-11.htm
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
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!
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