Friday, March 11, 2016

Brand New Tim Holtz + Welcome Two New Design Team Members

Happy weekend everyone! We have lots of Brand New Tim Holtz goodies in stock! Distress Crayons, Dapper Design Tape, Display Hangers, and so much more! We're loving those cool glass domes too. We also have some stunning Chipboard Script Words in the shop!

Check out the Distress Crayon video here

Inspiration By Tracy Delisle!  

Adorable mini houses by Tracy Delisle! We're loving the bright sea colors and the adorable embellishments. Makes us think of summer, and we're ready. So fabulous Tracy!
Mini Hutch Houses Shrine Kits:

Inspiration By Jaci Swarts!  

Absolutely stunning Garden Santos Dolls by Jaci Swarts! We're loving the gorgeous floral arrangements she added to the cages. They are so beautiful Jaci!
Medium 3-D Articulated Santos Doll Shrine Kit:
She Also Used Our Santos Doll Head Paper Cuts and Butterfly Paper Cuts

Welcome New Design Team Member Kim Collister!  

It's my absolute pleasure to welcome the talented Kim Collister to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Design Team! We've shared Kim's fabulous work in the past, so we know you're in for a real treat! We're thrilled to have you Kim!


About Kim:

 Imagination is the key to my secret garden, my creative way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass.
I don't set out to produce art about one subject or the other. My creativity is inspired by a whimsical life, triggers of nature, passages of time and objects of beauty and color. Most often I work from the inside out. Though I work quite intentionally, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed project manager. Inspired  and invigorated by the world we live in, I remain in awe by the ghosts of the past and the brilliance of the artists whose work immobilizes me to the core. I am a gatherer of beauty and whimsy, nature and found objects, all of which have proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality. Working without the fear of perfection frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and grace to influence the finished product.

All my life I have been an artist with one foot in and one foot out. When I began this journey of opening my Etsy shop in 2005 and jumping into the art world with both feet, I totally stepped out on faith. When I saw this quote, I thought it related so well to my blog name... "I fly without wings".. on my horse of faith!
 "When God created the horse, he said to the magnificent creature; I have made thee like no other. All the treasures on earth lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt carry my friends upon thy back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thy shall fly without wings, and conquer without sword, oh horse ..... of faith".                 
 Author unknown.

Kim Collister is a mixed media artist, Texas transplant, living in Central Arkansas with her husband and her dog, Harley. She has been featured in numerous publications with Stampington and Company and she is a member of the Design Team for Retro Cafe Art Gallery. She works as a financial aid counselor in a local university by day and most nights and weekends she can be found in her studio doing what she loves. She welcomes email at

Below is an example of Kim's amazing work. You can find the full post HERE
Stay tuned for more!

Welcome New Design Team Member Chrissy Colon!  

It's also my absolute pleasure to welcome the talented Chrissy Colon to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Design Team! We've shared many of Chrissy's projects in the past, and we know you're going to love what she creates. We're ecstatic to have you Chrissy!


About Chrissy:

My name is Christina Colon.  I currently live in Okinawa, Japan with my husband, four children and two dogs. 

I have been paper crafting for more than a few years and started out as a traditional layout gal.  Since then, I have ventured into card making, mini albums, altered art, and other off the page projects.  I find that my favorite things to create are mini albums, off the page projects and wreaths, which you will see plenty of.

My style can best be described as eclectic, unique and technical with a dash of whimsy and meth (but without the "junky" part).  I like to mix traditional with modern and I love to experiment with different color and pattern mixes.  I gather my inspiration from my everyday surroundings.

When I'm not sitting at the table working on some kind of project, you can find me at the beach with the kids or SCUBA diving, at the gym doing some Crossfit, or even on my couch indulging in an epic RPG video game.  I also love to read, hike, and mess around with the kids.



We adore this fabulous Regal Crown by Chrissy. You can find the full post HERE
Stay tuned for more!

1 comment:

  1. Woohoooooo!!! Talk about over the moon excited! :D Thank you for asking me to join your wonderful team.


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