Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hello Dollie Halloween and More!

I just finished a NEW collage sheet. Hello Dollie Halloween! You can get it HERE in digital or paper format! I just LOVE Halloween and love Halloween altered art even more!

Here are some other spooky products you might like!
Masonite Coffin Shrine Kit!
A must have!

5 x 7 Bingo Cards

And my Halloween Image CD! Now on sale! You can also buy Halloween Collage Sheets individually.

Weekend Road Trip and CONTEST!

This weekend, I went on a road trip to Monticello, IN to visit my mom and my brother, who came for a visit from Maryland! We had a great weekend, and below are some of the highlights.
On Saturday we ventured to a nearby quaint town, and found a lovely little diner for lunch. This is the outside, it was so historic!
(p.s. these photos were taken with my new camera. What do you think?)

We had an amazing lunch consisting of home-cooked beef n' noodles, a roll, and drink for only $6.50 each! It was so yummy!

Here is a picture of me and my mom with out matching Hawaii shirts from my recent trip :).

And a picture of my brother making a silly face. I threatened I would post it on my blog, and he said he didn't care so there it is!

Here's a better photo of him, doing what he loves. He's an amazing photographer and luckily taught me some things about my new camera!

After lunch, we went on a boat ride on Erie Canal. The weather was perfect and the canal was beautiful.

They also had some excellent antique stores! Here are a few treasures. I didn't take any of them home, but of course wanted to.

I didn't pass up everything though. I could resist taking home this LOVELY antique composition doll. She is known as a "mama doll" but her crier box is now silent. The crackle in the paint was irresistible. Of course, Chris thought she was creepy, but that's okay!

I think perhaps she needs a name? And since it's been some time since I've had a CONTEST, the person who posts the name I like best, will WIN 2 FREE digital collage sheets from my store! Winners choice. Just add your name to this post and I'll pick a winner on Monday, September 14th!
Be sure to leave your email if I can't link back to your blog so I can contact you if you win!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tiny Frozen Charlottes Anyone?

I have some TINY frozen Charlottes that are a bit more damaged than what I offer at Retro Cafe' Art so I listed them in small lots on Etsy at a much lower price. Each lot contains a 1" Charlotte, the smallest available and very hard to find! We are talking TINY. You can get them HERE.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Frozen Charlotte Doll Creations

Seems like it's been a while since I've had time to create anything other than pieces for art/craft fairs, so I finally made some time!
The first two pieces are necklaces created from vintage spoons, resin, antique frozen charlotte doll heads, resin, and more!


"Sweet Angel"

And this was my first attempt at faux cupcakes! I couldn't just stop with a plain cake so I created a little compartment for Charlotte to rest in! She also wears a sterling silver crown made by the talented Beth Quinn. I hate to part with her, but I need to make more room around here!

You can read more about these pieces HERE. And of course, if you need any antique doll parts for creations of your own I have them available HERE.


Check this out, Sadie from Lollishops has started a Design Team and my Hello Dollie Bodies Collage Sheet will be part of the first inspiration kits! You can see what other goodies will be included HERE over at the Lollishop blog! I can't wait to see the finished artwork - I know it will be yummy!

More Fun Stuff!

I just listed 23 MORE Jenni Bowlin products on the site, most of which are BRAND NEW products from Jenni! My favorite are the bingo cards now available in School Days, Patriotic, Birthday and HALLOWEEN! I adore the MINI halloween bingo cards which are ATC size! Halloween will be here soon!
See all the new goodies HERE.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

DT Member Kelly Burton's Marie Art!

I wanted to share these lovely pieces that DT member Kelly Burton created using the NEW Marie collage sheets! I just love them!

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Marie Antoinette Collage Sheets!

It was inevitable! Seeing so much gorgeous Marie art finally inspired me enough to act! I created three Marie Antoinette collage sheets, with more to come soon. Of course, the cupcake gals are my favorite. You can get them HERE in digital or paper format!

"Dressed UP Marie"

"Let Them Eat Cupcakes""Beautiful Marie"

Here is a closer look!

I hope you like them! They were fun to create.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Products in the Store!

I've been busy listings over 24 NEW products over at Retro Cafe' Art Gallery!
Mostly, THESE wonderful products by Jenni Bowlin. I've posted a few of my favorites below, but you can see them all HERE! And hurry, supplies are limited on a few of them!

Several types of bingo cards 5" x 7"!
Rhinestone Buttons
Mini Bingo Cards are ATC sized 2.5" x 3.5"!
Girl Icon Tickets!
Lots of Rub-ons!
Nostalgic Stickers! and so much more......
I also listed several antique china doll bodies. Great for making necklaces!
See all the NEW goodies HERE!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Last But Definitely Not Least.....

The following pieces are by Design Team member Bianca Mandity. You can also find these lovely pieces in Bianca's Gallery.

I thought you might like a closer look at her awesome book!
Collage images are from sheet #154.