Saturday, December 27, 2008

DT Gallery Updates, Welcome Gaby, and a GIVEAWAY!

Another one of my projects this week was to update the Design Team Galleries on the site. Keep reading for a contest at the end of this post.

First, I wanted to share what Audrey Hernandez created using the NEW fabric collage sheets now offered on the site. You can get ANY collage sheet in fabric! Audrey said they were very easy to use - and just look at the gorgeous art! (she has more in her Gallery on the site).

I would also like to welcome Gaby Bieberle as the newest member of the On Call Design Team! Gaby's art caught my attention a long time ago - what I noticed most was the beautiful colors she uses! And there were no exceptions with her first DT samples! Just gorgeous!

(slide mailer two views)

Okay, now for the contest portion! I want to invite you to take a look at the lovely art now posted in the DT Galleries.
TO ENTER, all you have to do is take a look in the galleries and comment on this post about your favorite piece or pieces. On January 4th I will use a random selecter to pick a winner or winners to win a free digital collage sheet (your choice). The amount of winners will depend on the number of comments. The more comments, the more sheets I'll give away! So you could win free stuff just for looking at some gorgeous art! Easy right?
Here are the links:
DT Galleries
On Call DT Gallery

Be sure to check them all out!

Etsy Updates

I spent some time (okay, quite a bit of time) today updating my Etsy site. I listed lots of new jewelry and other goodies. I also took new photos of older items so things would match and look consistent. It's just the OCD in me I guess :). I would love it if you would stop over and let me know what you think. Click HERE to see all the goodies. Below, I listed my favorite new pieces. And yes, I did eat the skittles that didn't make it into the bracelet!

The "coffee" is a vintage cash register key!

Lots to Share

I hope everyone had a great holiday! I was a busy little elf listing LOTS of new products on the site! You can see all the new goodies HERE.
Below are just a few of my favorites!

Don't you just LOVE Tim's masks! The ransom alphabet comes with 89 pieces and you can arrage them to spell anything you want over and over again!

And what about these sweet rusty keys!

And these are just so cool! Burnished tin birds- gotta love the colors!

And these are my favorite! PEWTER bird stickers. They are made of a tin embossed metal. Just peel off the backing and STICK!

And have you ever seen something so darling? These miniature german shoulder headsare oh so tiny! Under 1" and so perfect and cute. Hard to believe they are over 100 years old!
I also added and restocked other dollie parts.

Like I said, those are just a few of the new goodies. Go HERE to see them all :).

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Thank you Mossy!

A big thank you to Joanna Pierotti for sending me a wonderful Christmas gift! I arrived on Christmas Eve (perfect) all wrapped up so cute! It seems strange calling Joanna by her formal name. When we met back in 2004 I began calling her Mossy (her art name is Mosshill Studio) and it surly stuck! Even more, we've grown closer through the years and I now call her Mossy Mommy as I'm her adopted daughter ;). Thank you Mossy! I LOVE it!

It's the sweetest little soldered dress form adorned with beautiful fabrics and rhinestone bling (which of course I love). The pictures don't do it justice.

I couldn't resist placing one of the China Heads on top just to see what it would look like - it fit perfectly! Of course I will display it sans head :).

Here we are this past September at the ZNE convention. I flew all the way to California!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to you!

The sale has come to an end, as all good things must. All the orders have been packed and will be out the door in the morning. I felt like a little elf today, packing all the artsy "presents".

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas Blog Sale!

Be sure to check back Tuesday night! I'll be posting the link for my 2 day "buy yourself a present" sale. Everything at Retro Cafe' Art Gallery will be 10% off!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Jewelry on Etsy

Since my studio was FINALLY clean, I had some room to play! I created the following jewelry pieces and listed them HERE on Etsy. I would love to hear what you think!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I Can Finally Breathe!

I spent the day doing some much needed cleaning and organizing! I feel like I can breathe now. For a while I had boxes piling up everywhere. Luckily my easygoing DH allowed me to transform yet ANOTHER room into an inventory/art room. This is what I came up with for storage. My house is slowly turning into a retail store, but I'm okay with that :).

And what does a girl who doesn't cook do with her spice rack? Convert it into a sprinkle rack for making resin jewelry of course!

I also found a better use for my card rack!

And look! I can SEE my work desk! Time to get busy and get it messy again.

Oh, and while cleaning, I found more new goodies to list on the site. You can check out the new goodies HERE.

IAA Ornament Swap

Last weekend our Indiana Altered Art group had our annual Christmas party! Of course we had an ornament swap - check out the beauties I received!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

New Goodies

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know I listed lots more Antique German Doll Parts! Below are just a few of the highlights!
See them all HERE. Some are in limited supply so act fast!

More Small, Medium and Large China heads!

China Shoulder Heads!

Early Frozen Charlotte Arms!

Last but not least, the new Skull stencil!
Check out the NEW PAGE for more.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Susan's Book

I wanted to post about Susan Tuttle's new book! I had the pleasure of meeting Susan this past September, but I have not yet had the pleasure of reading this book! Susan is truly a lovely person. You can get your copy HERE on Amazon. Susan is also having a contest HERE on her blog!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Cheer Bird Collage Sheet

Here is the other Christmas Bird sheet I promised to go with the other four sheets I recently listed. You can get it HERE in digital format and HERE in paper format. I think I'd rather find Starbucks in my cup, but still :).
I also listed a few more German Doll Parts including some more of the larger China Heads.

We had our first snow here! I hope you're staying warm with a nice hot cup of:

No wait! Wrong picture:

(I painted this a few years ago when I was into that sort of thing)