Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Labor Day Sale and More‏


LABOR DAY SALE!
 
Happy Holiday Weekend Everyone! Take 10% off your ENTIRE order by using Discount Code: LABOR10OFF at checkout! This includes 10% off Sale Items, for a savings of 20% off or more. Offer expires Monday at midnight. There are some great new goodies in the shop too! Grab em' while you can!




2014 Gothic Tombstone ATC Swap!


I hope you'll join us for our NEW ART SWAP! We already have several players, but of course, the more the merrier! Tombstones are due October 6, so you still have some time.
  

Need some more inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap! And the 2013 Tombstone Swap!



Tombstone Inspiration!


These two stunning Tombstones are by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! Even if you don't swap, you can still grab some Tombstones and play along. Lots more inspiration to come! The entries so far have been outstanding!



Inspiration By Diana Darden!


How cool is this fabulous Witch Doll by Diana Darden! I'm not sure if she's a good witch or a bad witch, but she is definitely fantastic either way. Awesome job Diana!



Inspiration By Marie Z. Johansen!


Marie Z. Johansen created this lovely Inspiration Fairy. I ADORE the way she hinged the two pieces together. So brilliant Marie!



Inspiration By Lisa Rupp!


In case you missed her last week, a spooktacular Victorian Pumpkin Doll by Lisa Rupp! You can grab your own gals and have tons of Halloween fun!
  
Don't forget to use Coupon Code: LABOR10OFF for 10% off your entire order. That's an additional 10% off Sale items as well! We have tons of great Halloween items, and yes, Christmas is coming soon too. This year is flying by! Happy Labor Day! xoxo

Saturday, August 23, 2014

3-D Victorian Witch Doll, Stand Up Cats, and More


New Goodies!
 
Happy Saturday everyone! We have some great new goodies in the shop this week. The 3-D Witch Shrine Kit is of course my favorite! Last week my friend Lisa Rupp suggested combining the Witch Doll and Spider Web Door Shrine Kit. I thought it was brilliant, so voila! I added some extra special touches too. I'm guessing several of you will also love our new Stand-Up Cats. They are Purrrr-fect for Halloween or everyday cat fun. There are new Stencils and new Tim Holtz goodies as well!
  



2014 Gothic Tombstone ATC Swap!

I hope you'll join us for our NEW ART SWAP! We already have several players, but of course, the more the merrier! Tombstones are due October 6, so you still have lots of time.
  
  
Need some more inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap! And the 2013 Tombstone Swap!


Tombstone Inspiration!

Sherry Matthews already has her second Tombstone finished for the NEW ART SWAP! Isn't her diamond background fantastic? I love the texture on her Pumpkin and Mini Bats!



On My Art Table!

Do you plan ahead for a project or just wing it? I do both. It just depends on my mood and/or inspiration. For the last days I've had this cool project sitting on my art table, and I can't wait to dive in (pun intended). It's starting with this cool old letter press box from my stash. Once finished, it will stand up. You could also use our Microslide Cubby as a substitute. I'll also be using a Victorian Frame, Medium Mermaid Skeleton, Fish Scales Stencil, Small Ouija Board, Fish Skeleton Charm, and no doubt my list will grow. I definitely have the whole thing planned out in my head! Once finished, it will be a cool standing assemblage piece.


Nap Nook Progess!

I've made bit of progress on the studio nap nook and all that is left is hanging the set of mirrors on the wall. So I'll be making the big reveal soon! In the meantime, I wanted to show you that I now own a SECOND red couch. Bonnie Ashurst sent me that tiny red couch on the tray. What a fun mail surprise. Thank you so much Bonnie!



Inspiration By Martina Fuchs!

This gorgeous mixed media canvas was created by Martina Fuchs from Germany! She used our Steampunk Heart, and definitely made it look fabulous! You should check out Martina's blog post for even more great photos here.



Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

And for even more hearty goodness, here is a stunning Keyhook assemblage by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst. I love how she made the Scrap Angel (and Fairy Head Paper Cuts) so functioal. Lovely piece Gerri!



Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

I adore this fabulous collage by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! She used our Doll Head Collage Sheet, Cupcake Paper Cuts, Washi Tape, and loads of talent. I'm always in awe of Amy's wonderful layers and textures. Amazing work!



Inspiration By Linda Cain!

This fantastic doll, "Madame Macabre" is by Design Team Member Linda Cain! She used the Large Female Doll Shrine Kit, and added several Gears, Watch Parts, and other goodies. I'm in LOVE with her skit and boots. Just fabulous. She is the perfect mix of Halloween and Steampunk. You can read more about Madame Macabre and find more cool photos on Linda's blog here.



Inspiration By Lisa Rupp!

I'm really excited to share this awesome Victorian Pumpkin Doll by Lisa Rupp! This is the first sample I've seen using this kit, and it's beyond fabulous! Check out those eyes on the Bats and Cat! They are SEED BEADS. What a brilliant idea! You can also thank Lisa Rupp for suggesting the latest 3-D Victorian Witch Doll. She'll go beautifully with the Pumpkin Dolls. Thank you for the inspiration Lisa!



Just Charming!

I'm closing with an yummy photo of just some of the charms and cut-outs you can find in our Halloween Section. Many of you bought our Ouija Boards last week and already have them in hand. Are you loving them? I think they are even cooler in person! Happy Creating! xoxo

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mermaid Skeletons, Mini Ouija Boards, and More


New Goodies!
Happy Saturday everyone! We have some really fun and extra unique goodies this week. First up, Mermaid Skeletons! That's right. It was bound to happen with a Mermaid swap preceding a Halloween Swap. I can't wait to play them! We also have Mini Ouija boards, which I'm so excited about. They look just like the real vintage versions, complete with wood game board and plastic planchette. I definitely recall having some spooky fun with these as a child. And yes, I will admit to moving the planchette on several occasions! All part of the fun!



2014 Gothic Tombstone ATC Swap!

I hope you'll join us for our NEW ART SWAP! We already have several players, but of course, the more the merrier!


Need some more inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap! And the 2013 Tombstone Swap!


Sherry Matthews already has her first Tombstone finished for the NEW ART SWAP! Isn't her background fantastic? I also love the way she used our Brass Tree and Mini Bats! Thanks for getting us off to a great start Sherry




Inspiration By Diana Darden!

Diana Darden created this fantastic Dress Form Doll! The Moon and Stars are a great touch and her use of Inka Gold in different colors is awesome! Gorgeeous Diana




Inspiration By Tracy Delisle!

And who doesn't love Frida! This lovely batty lady was created by Tracy Delisle! What a stunning tribute Tracy! The color combination is perfect!




Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

This amazing Paris ATC Box is by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst. I adore the look of the StaZon Ink (I definitely need to try this!) and of course the lovely lady peering through the window. Fantastic piece Gerri!



Inspiration By Linda Cain!

I'm closing with an amazing Tombstone by Design Team Member Linda Cain from last year. This lovely Tombstone features a Tim Holtz Mini Skull Stamp, Bat Cut Outs, Halloween Word Paper Cuts, Spider Charms, and more. Great inspiration to get you in the mood for the  2014 Tombstone Art Swap. Join us! xoxo

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New Halloween Goodies + a New Art Swap!‏


New Goodies + a New Art Swap!

Happy Saturday everyone! Several of you have been asking, and it's here! Our next ART SWAP! I did a little poll on Facebook, and so, by request, the Tombstone Swap is BACK and of course with a new 2014 set. We have lots of new Halloween goodies in the shop too. My favorites are tied between the Mini Baroque Frames (swoon), the Candelabras (love!), and the Zombie Arms (FUN!).


2014 Gothic Tombstone ATC Swap!

I had a blast making my first set of Tombstones for the NEW ART SWAP! I'm sure I'll make a second set as well!
I used a ton (okay almost all) of the new goodies on my Tombstones. They all go together so fabulously, which of course was no accident.


Need some more inspiration? Check out the 2012 Tombstone Swap! And the 2013 Tombstone Swap!



Inspiration By Diana Darden!

Diana Darden created this fantastic Steampunk Light Bulb Ornament. How awesome is that lovely lady peering through! And those gorgeous crystals. I love it Diana



Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

Design Team Member Lynn Stevens created this stunning Bird Cage Doll with a fabulous Fall flair!
 She also used our Santos Doll Head Paper Cuts, Garden Insect Cut Outs, Dove Cut Outs, Brass Crown, Red Metal Rose, and Angel Wing Cut Outs. She's beautiful Lynn!

 

Inspiration By Linda O'Connor!

Linda O'Connor has been creating even more Steampunk magic with our Stand Up Cameo Woman. This piece is not only gorgeous, but is also functional. She's also a box! You can find more awesome photos and descriptions on Linda's blog here.


Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

This beautiful and colorful journal page is by Design Team Member Amy Nieman. I love the way she used our Circus Cut Out and Flourish Stencil! And of course the sweet photo of her daughter is the best part. So lovely Amy!



Inspiration By Linda Cain!

This amazing Santos ATC Box is by Design Team Member Linda Cain! Aren't the color combinations absolutely fantastic? You can read more about this lovely piece and find more photos on Linda's blog HERE. Way to go Linda!



Halloween Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

I'll leave you with this Spooktacular Haunted House Shrine by Lynn Stevens to get you in the mood for the Halloween Art Swap! xo

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Victorian Halloween Dolls, Mini Stencils, Stamps + More‏


New Goodies!

Happy Saturday everyone! We have some fabulous new Halloween goodies in the shop! Of course I'm absolutely in love with our new Victorian Halloween Dolls. Inspired by several of our other dolls, these gals are wickedly stunning! We also have several sets of Mini Halloween Word Stencils, Stamps, and much more!




Inspiration By Diana Darden!

This fantastic Queen Bee by Diana Darden is the perfect inspiration for our new Halloween Dolls. I think she needs some witchy friends don't you? Fantastic doll Diana! Just bee-autiful!



This stunning Fairy Shrine is by Marie Z. Johansen. I'm loving her combination of colors and sentiments! You can read more about this wonderful piece and see more photos here on Marie's blog!



Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

Design Team Member Gerri Herbst created these divine ATCs using our Layered ATC Frames and Collage Sheet DP286. The bits of lace on the bottom make me swoon. Love them Gerri!



Inspiration By Linda O'Connor!

Linda O'Connor has been creating Steampunk magic with our Steampunk Santos Dolls. Just look at those light bulbs on the base! Amazing! You can find more awesome photos and descriptions on Linda's blog here.



Inspiration By Vickie Kammerer and a Congrats!

A HUGE congrats to Vickie Kammerer! Her hauntingly beautiful Halloween ornaments have been published in the Fall print issue of Crafts Ideas Magazine (formerly Crafts n' Things)! On the stands now! Her faux metal techniques are fabulous! She used our Fairy Bloom Ornaments and our Halloween Bottle Cap Collage Sheet. And of course her incredible skills! It's a great article so be sure to pick up the magazine! Congrats Vickie!

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Halloween Inspiration By Linda Cain!

And last but never least, here are a few of my favorite Halloween projects created by Design Team Member Linda Cain!
She used tons of goodies on each, almost all of which you can find in the Halloween Section. Everything in the Halloween section is currently on sale too, so hop on over and get your Halloween on!






Halloween ATC Box and More!

Thanks Linda! Now I'm definitely in the Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos mood! We have over 700 (wow!) goodies to pick from, so you can't go wrong!