Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

It's that time of year again for One World One Heart where hundreds of bloggers participate to meet, mingle, and of course offer a fabulous door prize. This will be the fifth and final year, so be sure to participate your heart out! The link above will lead you to the participating blogs!

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Kristin Hubick and I'm a full time crafter and shop owner. I live in Indianapolis where I run my two online businesses, Retro Cafe Art Gallery and Coffee Break Design. I also create many things, but my latest passions include jewelry making and creating with Antique German doll parts. I do several art/craft fairs throughout the year and I enjoy every minute of it. I live with my fiance' Chris and my miniature pinscher, Zeus, and I'm looking forward to meeting YOU!

Now, for the giveaway! I'm giving away Eleven (in honor of 2011) digital collage sheets created by me from Retro Cafe Art Gallery! If you are the winner, you can either pick them or let me pick them for you if you like surprises.

To enter, all you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT on THIS post! That's it! Be sure to leave me your email so I can contact you, should you win. International players always welcome!

Deadline to enter will be February 16th, 2011 at midnight and I will announce the winner on February 17th! I will use a random number generator to select the winner. Good luck!

xoxo, Kristin

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bianca's Journal Page

Check out this amazing journal page by Bianca Mandity! She used several Coffee Break Design stencils including Muy-Walk, Onomotoholes Small, and Wings. I especially love how she created a shadow effect with the men on the sides of the page! And of course she colored to page with Copic markers. Thanks for sharing Bianca!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paper Roses!

The Deep Red Wine paper roses are finally back in stock! All of the other yummy colors are also stocked up. Paper roses are perfect for spring projects! Because they are paper, they can be inked, painted, embossed, and so much more!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I wanted to share a few things. I added many new dolls the the Antique German Doll section of the including a 12.5" Frozen Charlie! He is quite amazing! Large Frozen Charlotte dolls are also back in stock. You can see them all HERE.

And just in case you need some dollie inspiration, check out these amazing ornaments by the talented Sandy Camarda! They are just the sweetest. Thanks girl for letting me share!

I also wanted to share these beautiful tags created by my dear friend Denise Phillips using the Hello Dollie Bodies Digital Collage Sheet. I am thrilled to finally see Denise's doll creations - it was most certainly worth the wait and I hope there is more to come!
(The paper roses and butterfly paper-cuts are also from
Retro Cafe Art Gallery.)

So what are you working on for Valentine's Day?

Thursday, January 20, 2011


One of my New Year's resolutions has been to spend more time adding my jewelry to my Etsy shop. Often when I'm at art/craft shows people ask if I have a shop. I do, but it's never very stocked. I worked on that a bit today. You can see the new listings HERE.

Chenille Ornaments

Just wanted to share a pair of sweet gals I made with some German China doll heads. I was commissioned to make these by a lovely lady from Etsy.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Flea Market

I added a new section to Retro Cafe Art Gallery called The Flea Market. 15 new listings tonight. Vintage stuff, random stuff, destash stuff, etc. all for cheap :). But hurry, some things have a quantity of one.

Also check out the NEW section and scroll down a bit. Lots of new goodies have been added in the last few weeks!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Naptown Roller Girl Jewelry

I was super excited to create jewelry for the Indianapolis Naptown Roller Girls again this year! Last year I made necklaces. This year necklaces, rings, and hair bobbies. I also created the new packaging this year. All of the jewelry will be available at the roller girl bouts at the Pepsi Coliseum!

Be sure to check out the Naptown Roller Girl bouts! Always a blast!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Shrink Plastic and Stencils Tutorial

Remember that adorable book with the shrink plastic birds? Bianca posted a tutorial on her blog about making the shrink plastic birdies. Check it out HERE!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another Lovely Project

Bianca has done it again with another amazing project! This time she used the NEW Circle Shrine Trinket on the cover of this accordion book. The pages are created from 2" x 2" envelopes and she also used the Eggs and Other Curiosities Digital Collage Sheet and the NEW Onomotoholes SMALL stencil! I love it Bianca! Be sure to check out her blog for more Copic news!

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Chipboard Houses, Bianca's Book, and Giveaways!

I have several fun things to tell you about today! First, I want to introduce Bianca. She is going to be representing Coffee Break Design, creating wonderful projects using our products! We couldn't be more thrilled. Bianca is an amazing Copic instructor/designer and she is also a certified Ranger instructor. Additionally, Bianca works for Copic Markers in the Fine Art division. Below is one of her pieces, which she colored using, you guessed it, Copic markers!

I wanted to share this adorable new product by Coffee Break Design. Sweet 7/8" Chipboard Houses, which you can get HERE.

Bianca created this amazing TINY book using the Tiny Chipboard Houses. She also used Coffee Break Design Stencils to make the birds out of shrink plastic! Simply stencil the birds onto the shrink plastic, cut-out, then shrink as directed! The book looks much bigger here that it actually is! It's under 1 inch. I'll have to take a picture of it in my palm once I see it in person!

Bianca will be creating a few more projects in the next few days so stay tuned! Also, be sure to check out her blog for the Copic Blog Hop. There are several giveaways involved!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Few Pieces

Just wanted to share a few pieces I made for IndySwank! I always forget to take photos, so I'm trying to be better about that!
My favorite is the ring with the brightly colored roses. It makes me think of Frida Kahlo.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Kim's Doll Ornament

I wanted to share this SWEET China Doll ornament created by the talented Kim Caldwell! Kim used the small China Doll heads for her creation. She made several of these sweeties for an ornament swap!

Speaking of Kim, be sure to check out her Moulin Rouge Artistic Affaire coming up in March 2011. Retro Cafe Art Gallery is proud to be a sponsor!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Shrine Kits and INCREDI-TAPE!

Happy New Year all! I just listed some wonderful new products by Coffee Break Design in the shop. Incredi-tape (in 5 sizes) and Incredi-sheets! Double-sided, clear adhesive that is, well, incredible! This stuff is SUPER strong and permanent. Get some HERE.

Also, there are THREE fabulous new Shrine Kits! The Arch Shrine, Extended Shrine, and Circle Shrine (my favorite). Get them all HERE.

Here's too a wonderful, craftastic 2011!