Friday, August 28, 2015

New DOTD + Halloween Goodies + More‏


Happy weekend everyone! We have even more new Halloween and DOTD goodies in the shop. I'm especially crushing on those pastel Sugar Skull Cabochons, and also those cool eye stickers. So much fun this week! We had some cooler weather this past week, so now I'm definitely in the mood for fall. And the new goodies are putting me over the top!
You can check it out HERE.




Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

We're over the moon for this sweet celestial shrine by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! We love how it resembles a vintage film strip. So fabulous Amy!
Three Compartment Cubby Hole Shrine Kit:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/.../Three-Compartment-Cubby-Hole-...
She Also Used Our Over The Moon Collage Sheet, Tiny Star Cut Outs, and Stickles




Inspiration By Vickie Kammerer!

A big huge congrats to artist Vickie Kammerer! Her angel wing ornaments are featured (with an article) in the latest Stampington & Company Somerset Holidays Celebrations Magazine! Stunning work Vickie! Go grab yourself a copy!
Wing Cut-Outs with Ornament Holes:
http://ow.ly/Rk445






Inspiration By Gena Boone-Curtis!

We absolutely adore this COOL art piece created by Gena Boone-Curtis using one of our Scrap Packs! The color is fantastic, and we love how creatively she used the pieces. Fantastic Gena!
Scrap Packs: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_4291/Scrap-Pack.htm



4th Annual Gothic Tombstone ATC Art Swap!


Tombstones are due September 23rd! (less than a month)
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Here are some fabulous tombstones that just flew in!


By Rebekka Reinsch



By Nancy Sams



By Judy Bidwell



By Mary Jane Chadbourne

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Catrina Skeleton Shrine Kits + More‏


Happy weekend everyone! We have lots of great new goodies in the shop! More Tim Holtz Halloween, rubber stamps, and my favorite, the new Catrina Skeleton Shrine Kits! I LOVE the fact that you can leave the skeleton black and white, and perhaps add tons of color inside the shrine OR you can color her. I used a combination of Copic Markers and Sharpies. Colored pencils would work really well too! And you could definitely add some glitter, metal roses, and other embellishments. I can't wait to see those Catrinas you make!
You can check it out HERE.





Art Time With Linda Cain!

I'm excited to share this awesome project with you! A fantastic Halloween potion bottle by Design Team Member Linda Cain! I love everything about this wickedly cool project. Hop on over to Linda's blog for more fabulous photos and step-outs: http://www.cain81art.blogspot.com/2015/08/magic-potion-bottle.html


Supplies:
Inka Gold - CopperGreen Yellow
Finnabair - Micro Beads-BlackCopperGrass
Finnabair - Glass Beads-Licorice

Don't forget to head over to Linda's blog for step-outs!




Inspiration By Donna Kishbaugh!

A trio of TINY Steampunk mermaids by Donna Kishbaugh! We especially love the creative tails she added. Really fantastic Donna!
Tiny Articulated Chipboard Mermaid Art Doll Kit:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5545/Articulated-Chipboard-Mermaid-Art-Doll-Kit--TINY--Set-of-TWO.htm




Inspiration By Tracy Delisle!

We knew you guys would come up with some amazing projects using our vintage springs. This shrine by Tracy Delisle is a perfect example. So clever using the spring as a base! Just awesome Tracy!
Vintage Colorful Heavy Duty Assemblage Spring:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6579/Vintage-Colorful-Heavy-Duty-Assemblage-Spring.htm
Charming Tiny Shrine Kit 2 Inch:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6513/Set-of-TWO-Charming-Tiny-Shrine-Kits--2-Inch.htm
She Also Used Our Frida Bead, Mini Metal Roses, Micro Beads, and Rub-Ons



Inspiration By Debbie Vignola!

The first tombstones for the swap have arrived! These beauties are by Debbie Vignola! She even rocked the box they were sent in don't you think? Fabulous!
Reminder: Tombstones are due September 23rd. It will be here before we know it!

Friday, August 14, 2015

New Tim Holtz Halloween IN STOCK + More


Happy weekend everyone! I know many of you have been waiting for the BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Halloween goodies. Well, they are in house and ready to ship! They are so cool, it's hard to pick a favorite, but I'm especially loving the new Crypt Cameos and Boneyard Skulls (shocker I know). Grab em' while you can. Often seasonal items are discontinued by the manufacturer and you don't want to miss em'. Oh, and the new Mini DOTD items are also FABULOUS!
You can check it out HERE.



Art Time With Cat Kerr!

 Meet "Queen Bee" and her sister "The Dreamer". Two magnificent art dolls created by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! We're so in love with these beauties Cat!
Hop on over to Cat's blog for a fabulous tutorial and more stunning photos: http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2015/08/queen-bee-and-her-sister-dreamer.html




Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

An adorable tiny sea themed shrine by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! We love the painted purple coral and the fun way she used her fish charm! Fabulous Amy!
Charming Tiny Shrine Kit 1 Inch x 1.5 Inch: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6514/Set-of-TWO-Charming-Tiny-Shrine-Kits--1-x-1.5-Inch.htm
She Also Used Our Coral Cut Outs, Brass Fish Charm, and Maps Collage Sheet SC63




Inspiration By Tracy Delisle!

Fabulous Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos shrines by Tracy Delisle! Our two favorite holidays. Just wonderful Tracy!
Mini Hutch Houses Shrine Kits:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_3816/Mini-HUTCH-Houses-Shrine-Kit--Set-of-TWO-Houses.htm
She Also Used Our Skeleton Bead and Mini Metal Roses




Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

A spooktacular little Halloween Hutch by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! That favorite time of year will be here soon! Fabulous Lynn!
Small Halloween Hutch Shrine Kit:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_4275/SMALL-Hutch-Shrine-Kit--Halloween.htm
She Also Used Our Antique Skeleton Illustrations ATC Collage Sheet

New Halloween and DOTD Stamps + More


Happy weekend everyone! We have tons of fun new goodies in the shop for you Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos fans (and more). We are LOVING the "Lives of a Cat" stamp. How fun! And of course those acrylic sugar skull cabochons are absolutely fab!
You can check it out HERE.




Inspiration By Tracy Delisle!


We adore this folk heart shrine by Tracy Delisle! We love the combination of a bit of glam with a bit of gothic. Really fantastic Tracy!
Folk Heart Shrine Kit:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_.../Folk-Heart-Shrine-Kit.htm
She Also Used Our Day of the Dead III Collage Sheet



Inspiration By Amy Nieman!


A beautiful journal page by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! We love all of the layers, and of course the excellent message. So lovely Amy!
Art Doll Head II Collage Sheet: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_4750/Art-Doll-Head-II-Collage-Sheet.htm




Inspiration By Kim Heil!

We are LOVING these fabulous Steampunk horses by Kim Heil! What a wonderful, creative ideaKim. Each one is fantastic and great use of those keys!
Carousel Horse Cut Outs:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5128/Carousel-Horse-Cut-Outs--4-Pieces.htm
She Also Used Our Brass Gear Mix and Antique Skeleton Key Charms






Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

A brilliant mermaid clock by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! We love how she used the cut-outs and mermaid charm to create a stunning display piece. So beautiful Gerri!
 Limited Edition Coral Cut Outs:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/.../Limited-Edition-Colorful-Cora...
She Also Used Our Crab Cut Outs, Seahorse Cut Outs, Large Silver Mermaid Charm, Sand and Sea Squares Collage Sheet





Halloween Inspiration!


Here are a few more projects to get you in the Halloween spirit! First, a FABULOUS Frida Witch by Design Team Member Linda Cain! All of the goodies used can be found in the Halloween section. She looks so studious with her glasses don't you think?




We ADORE this fabulous Haunted House by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! The bats on wires are especially brilliant! And yep, you guessed it, all of the goodies are found in the Halloween section!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Eyes Have It Goodies + More‏


Happy weekend everyone! We have tons of fun new goodies in the shop! Eyes, skulls, charms, and more! What more can you ask for? Those Crazy Fun Sugar skulls are killing me. Adore!
(Hey, that all rhymes. Happy accident!)
You can check it out HERE.




Art Time with Linda Cain!

An incredible Octopus Sea Maiden by Design Team Member Linda Cain! We ADORE the stamping she used to create the "scales", and check out the amazing "sea foam"! Gorgeous Linda!
Hop on over to Linda's blog for links, step-outs, and more awesome photos: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2015/07/my-octopus-sea-maiden.html





Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

A beautiful heartfelt journal page by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! We love how the butterflies appear to be escaping from the jar, flying free! So lovely Amy!
Papillons Butterfly Collage Sheet: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_733/Papillons-Butterfly-Collage-Sheet.htm
She Also Used Our Gelatos





Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

And even more fabulous seaside fun with a fantastic little shrine by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! This one takes us right to the boardwalk! Wonderful Lynn!
Set of Two Charming Tiny Shrine Kits 1.5 Inch:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6512/Set-of-TWO-Charming-Tiny-Shrine-Kits--1.5-Inch.htm
She Also Used Our Brass Fancy Fish Charm, and Compass Rose Cut Outs





Inspiration By Kim Rayko!

"Steampunk Blues", a stunning mixed media canvas by Kim Rayko! We adore the gorgeous colors, and all the fun bits she used! So beautiful Kim!
Chipboard Steampunk Butterfly:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5513/Chipboard-Steampunk-Butterflies--Set-of-3.htm
She Also Use Our Tim Holtz Clockwork Stencil, Vintaj Metal Patina, Gilders Paste, and Scrap Packs





Inspiration by Cat Kerr!

"Embrace the Journey", a gorgeous mixed media necklace by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! We adore the beauty she creates with our brass findings. Absolute magic Cat!
Brass Large Elegant Frame:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5453/Brass-Large-Elegant-Frame.htm
She Also Used Our Brass Bird on a Branch Charm, Medium Arrow Charm, and Brass Hand Charm
AND Cat is debuting her brand new website. Check it out!
http://www.catkerr.com/




4th Annual Gothic Tombstone ATC Art Swap!

You still have time to join in!
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 It's time for the 4th annual Gothic Tombstone ATC Art Swap! You can read all of the details right HERE. Please read the guidelines fully as there are a few changes. I can't wait to see all the gorgeous art. This is always such a GREAT swap! Happy Creating!
   

Need some inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap, 2013 Tombstone Swap, and the 2014 Tombstone Swap (also on Pinterest)!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Brand New Halloween Goodies + Vintage + More‏


Happy weekend everyone! We have lots of great goodies in the shop this week! TONS of fabulous Halloween goodies, plus some awesome Vintage Finds! Those Antique Black Optical Lenses have my heart beating a little faster. They are great for any project, but could definitely work for Halloween too! Yeah!
You can check it out HERE.




"Momma's Book Shelf" by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! This incredible shrine is heartfelt and full of love! Stop by Cat's blog for the supply list, step-outs, and the inspiration behind this fantastic piece! http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2015/07/mommas-book-shelf.html


Head on over to Cat's blog post for more!




Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

A super pair of merfolk crowns (one for the queen mermaid and one for the king merman) by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! We especially love how she layered the coral, crabs, and seahorses. And the bases were made from toilet paper rolls of all things! Brilliantly fabulous Gerri!
Limited Edition Colorful Coral Cut-Outs: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6481/Limited-Edition-Colorful-Coral-Cut-Outs--6-Pieces.htm
She Also Used Our Seahorse Cut Outs, Red Crab Cut Outs, Brass Shell Charms, Silver Stickles, Gold Stickles, Flat Back Pearl Cabochons, and Red Faux Rhinestone Ribbon





Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

An adorable Tiny Mermaid Shrine by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! We love how the mermaid tail projects forward, and of course that fun funky fish! Fabulous Lynn!
Charming Tiny Shrine Kit 1 Inch x 2 Inch:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/.../Set-of-TWO-Charming-Tiny-Shri...
She Also Used Our Fairy Microslide Collage Sheet (mermaid), Mini Fairy Bloom Flower Cut Outs, Rhinestone Chain, Word Paper Cuts, Dresden Fish, Turquoise Stickles, and Crackle Paint




Inspiration By Linda Cain!

Check out this stunning shrine assemblage by Design Team Member Linda Cain! We adore the colors and all the fabulous bling. Excellent use of a cabinet card too. So awesome Linda!
Mini Ornate Framed Shrine Kit Style 6:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6379/Mini-Ornate-Framed-Shrine-Kit--Style-6.htm
She Also Used Our 3" Candlestick
Hop on over to Linda's blog post for more inspiring photos and step-outs: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2015/07/vintage-assemblage-shrine.html





Halloween Inspiration by Linda Cain!

I still adore this Halloween ATC Box by Design Team Member Linda Cain from last year! It's fantastic, and still very relevant! It's especially perfect for holding all of those Tombstone ATCs that you either create or receive in a swap! Linda shows you not only how to make this cool box, but also shows some really cool Tombstone ATC background techniques in her blog post here! Definitely worth a second (or first if you're just tuning in) peek.




4th Annual Gothic Tombstone ATC Art Swap!

Last week I announced the Tombstone Swap and we already have LOTS of sign-ups! But definitely the more the merrier so don't miss out! Join in!
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It's time for the 4th annual Gothic Tombstone ATC Art Swap! You can read all of the details right HERE. Please read the guidelines fully as there are a few changes. I can't wait to see all the gorgeous art. This is always such a GREAT swap! Happy Creating!
 

Need some inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap, 2013 Tombstone Swap, and the 2014 Tombstone Swap (also on Pinterest)!