Sunday, January 27, 2019

Inspiration by Kim Collister and Linda Cain Plus New Kits

Happy weekend! We have lots of great new goodies in the shop by request! Our ATC Cottage House Kits are now available without the fenced area and our Steampunk Wings now come in a 2 piece style! Scroll down to see some magnificent ATC Cottage inspiration! 

Also, ALL Valentine Goodies are on SALE!

Inspiration by Kim Collister! 
    From Kim: "I can't tell you how much fun I had making one of the New ATC Cottage Houses at Retro Cafe. I basically used everything from my scrap box. Something I really love about these little cottages is how versatile they are. They are made for the ATC Coins and Cards, in the fenced area and inside, and they hold a LOT!But guess what? They also make a very creative business card holder (my square Moo Cards fit perfectly in the fenced area and more storage inside. And the house can hold markers, brushes and or pens too.

    Just a little hint: Valentine's Day is around the corner and there is a Cottage with a Heart window! (I bet the house also holds chocolate) and Valentine ATC's."

Inspiration by Linda Cain!  

    From Linda: "Check it out people! I spent my weekend playing with some Retro Cafe Art Gallery products. Way too much fun!!! This is just one of the ATC Cottage House kits that hold coins and cards, or take the top off, and it houses your brushes and tools. The embossed metal roof is highlighted with some Metallique. I used Fresco Paints, papers and heat-embossed stamped images to adorn the pieces. Add more cutouts with paint and the possibilities are endless."
    See more stunning photos process pictures on Linda' blog here:

Steampunk Heart Inspiration!  

    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Steampunk Hearts and Steampunk Heart Ornaments! They would make a great Valentine for someone special or for yourself!

    By Linda Cain with a blog tutorial HERE. So striking!

 The two Hearts above are by Laurie Davis! Love the industrial look!

    By Lynn Stevens. So romantic!

    By Kimberly Heil. Loving that bit of lace!

    By Sherry Matthews! So worldly!

    By yours truly. Find the tutorial HERE

    I love how different each one is! I hope you will show us your HeART too! 
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Friday, January 18, 2019

New Prima Molds, Finnabair Stamps, Inspiration, and More

Happy weekend! We have some amazing new goodies in the shop! Nine stunning Prima molds, Finnabair Stamp Sets, gorgeous Butterflies, and even more rubber stamps! I'm LOVING the Glass Dome Stamp. Look how adorable it is with one of our Dollie Paper Cuts!

Also, ALL Valentine Goodies are on SALE!

The new butterflies and stamps are swoon worthy. Check out my quick little video for a closer look! 

We also have several new incredible molds in the shop! These molds can be used with so many types of media - air dry clay, paper clay, polymer clay, earthen clay, resin, hot glue, soap, candle wax, even chocolate, fondant, and dough (food safe rated)! See them all HERE

Inspiration by Linda Cain!  
Remember those awesome ATC Cottage Kits from last week? Design Team Member Linda Cain started playing with hers and the results are already making me want to create one! Stay tuned for the final project!

A Few Favorites!  
A few of our favorite Paper Cuts and Cut-Outs! It sure is fun seeing them all in a grouping. If you need any individual links just let us know!

Valentine Inspiration by Linda Cain!  
    We adore this awesome Valentine Hutch Shrine by Design Team Member Linda Cain. You can find the full tutorial HERE on her blog!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Brand New ATC Cottage House Kits + More

I'm so excited to announce some fabulous new kits in the Retro Café Art Gallery shop! Adorable house kits perfect for holding Artist Trading Cards and Coins, markers, washi tape, and so much more. Or use them to create an assemblage piece. Available in 3 styles! There's a video below too! And the new kits are on sale!

Also, ALL Valentine Goodies are on SALE!

Check out the video for a closer look! 


Inspiration by Kim Collister!  
I wanted to share this Artist Trading Coin Holder by Design Team Member Kim Collister once again! I think it gives you some inspiration that can be used with the brand new ATC Cottage House Kits! And just look at those delicious Coins!

Monday, January 7, 2019

New Felt Lace Heart Banner Kits

I think second to Halloween, my next favorite art holiday is Valentine's Day! I'm a sucker for all the reds, pinks, and glitter! And of course HEARTS!!!
I've been in search of banners for our large fireplace for a few years now. Everything in the store was 6 feet or smaller and I needed MORE. So we finally made our own and I'm excited to offer them to you too! The felt hearts are super easy to string on to the twine and you can alter the hearts or leave them as is! I hope you like them! We had a blast making ours. You may recognize some of the other art pieces on the mantel too.

All Valentine Goodies are on SALE!