Friday, December 25, 2015

A Free Gift For All + Pet Trinkets‏

Happy weekend everyone! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas. As a little thank you, we have a gift for you too. Download this FREE Dusty Attic Digital Collage Sheet HERE.

We also have some great new goodies in the shop! I've had pets on my mind lately (read below), so I decided to design some little pet trinkets. And of course I dove right in and played with them! I hope you enjoy them too. Let's celebrate those dear pets of ours!

Art Time!

I would love to introduce you to our new sweet boy, Charlie. We adopted him from a pet shelter in New Castle Indiana. Due to their surgery schedule, we had to wait a month for him, which was very hard, but in the end so worth it. He finally came home this past Tuesday, and has been a perfect angel. Nothing but pure joy. He loves to play and is ridiculously smart. And he has the best, softest, most kissable ears! They just crack me up! He's been the best Christmas present ever! I'm sure you'll be seeing more of him!

After designing the Door Plate Frames last week, I knew I wanted to make a little Charlie keepsake. So the new Pet Trinket Cut-Outs were born!
(As you can see, Charlie is already making himself at home!)

This sweet ornament was super easy to make. First I painted and inked my door plate. Next I printed Charlie's photo and name on cardstock and attached them to the frame. I filled the bezels with Diamond Glaze, added some Sharpie accents, and tied on some ribbon. I was so delighted when I realized the Heart Skeleton Key was the perfect size. These little pet keepsakes would make awesome gifts! 

Inspiration By Amy Nieman!
A gorgeous little ornament by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! How sweet is the "nest" she created, with a mini deer and nutcracker tucked in. So adorable Amy!
Small Layered Christmas Ornaments: (These would be awesome for Valentine's Day too!)
She Also Used Our Tiny White Deer, Brass Nutcraker, Glitter Candy Canes, and Collage Sheet SC17

Even though Christmas is over, these bases can be used for Valentine Ornaments too!

Inspiration Gerri Herbst!

 We love these sweet little tags by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! Adding the little angels was a super idea! They will look so sweet tied to a package! So lovely Gerri!
Tiny Primitive Angel Cut Outs:
She Also Used Our Christmas Word Paper Cuts and Stickles

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

A super sweet heart ornament by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! We love the expression on the little girl's face, and of course all the sparkle and bling! Just beautiful Lynn!
Christmas Sweeties II Collage Sheet:
She Also Used Our Snowflake Cut-Outs and Silver Tinsel

Valentine Inspiration!

Our Brand New Escutcheon Plate Frames are so perfect for Valentine's Day! I loved making my little Charlie Valentine. These Heart Flower Spools are another favorite project of mine. I'm starting to feel the love! AND all Valentine's Day goodies are ON SALE! XOXO

Friday, December 18, 2015

Brand New Escutcheon Door Plate Frames + More‏

Happy weekend everyone! We has lots of great new goodies in the shop this week! Of course the brand new Escutcheon Door Plate Frames are my favorite. As I was designing them, so many awesome ways to art them up swirled around in my head. Steampunk, Valentine's Day, Shabby Chic, Christmas, you name it! I really want to make one using a photo of our sweet new pup too! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with! 

Inspiration By Linda Cain!
A fun and festive charm bracelet makes a sweet handmade gift for a special someone on your list! We love this bracelet created by Design Team Member Linda Cain! Stop by Linda's blog for the full supply list:

Inspiration Gerri Herbst!

 Delightful layered ornaments by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! Aren't the images in the center just the sweetest! And the tinsel makes them "glow". So lovely Gerri!
Small Layered Christmas Ornaments:
She Also Used Collage Sheet CV71 Let it Snow and Stickles

Inspiration By Cat Kerr!

Gorgeous snowflake ornaments by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! We adore the layered look of these precious pieces! So lovely Cat!
Small Layered Snowflake Ornaments:
She Also Used Our Larger Snowflake Ornaments

Inspiration By Sandra Brandt!
A stunning winged heart ornament by Sandra Brandt! We love the beautiful charms she used, and the soft lovely ribbon hanger. Such a gorgeous piece Sandra!
Classic Winged Heart Shrine:

Friday, December 11, 2015

Brand New Collage Sheets + Christmas Inspiration

Happy weekend everyone! We has lots of great new goodies in the shop this week. Six absolutely stunning Collage Sheets, Minis, Paper Goods, and more! The brand new Sacred Heart Collage Sheet is my favorite. It would make stunning Christmas Cards and Ornaments. The images would look so gorgeous with a bit of Stickles and bling! Grab it in Digital format so you can get to work right away! 

Art Time with Cat Kerr!
"Tis the Season to be Jolly", a magical Christmas shrine by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! We especially adore the sweet sledding children she added from one of our collage sheets, creating tons of "action". Stop by Cat's blog for the complete tutorial:

Inspiration By Chrissy Colon!

A fantastic Christmas Town by Chrissy Colon, Part 2! Full of candy colored goodness and holiday cheer! We especially love the glittery deer and mini Christmas lights! So many amazing details Chrissy!
Pine Lake Stand-Up Village Kit:
She Also Used tons of other RCAG goodies. Check out Chrissy's blog for the list and more information:

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

A gorgeous glittering church by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! We love the sweet snow scene, complete with an angel watching over. You can almost hear the church bells ringing. So beautiful Lynn!
Votive Church Shrine Kit Style 11:
She Also Used Our White Bottle Brush Trees, Stickles, Vintage Gold Angel, White and Gold Glitter, and Glitter Snow

Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

"Have You Been Naughty Or Nice", an absolute darling Typewriter Altered Art Doll by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! We love the concept behind this sweet gal, and doesn't her face say it all? She's awesome Gerri!
Articulated Typewriter Art Doll Kit:
She Also Used Our Fairy Head Paper Cuts II, Glitter Snow, and Stickles

More Christmas Inspiration!

This adorable Nutcracker is one of my all time favorite Christmas projects! He looks great in traditional colors, but now I'm thinking maybe a Shabby Chic pink would be sweet too!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

More Christmas Minis + Relics and Artifacts Restocked‏

Happy weekend everyone! We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Now is a great time to start gearing up for Christmas, and everyone loves handmade gifts. And of course we have everything you need in the shop!
We're loving the awesome minis that are new this week. The mini cookie cutters are just the sweetest! And those Star Picks are excellent for handmade ornaments!

Relics and Artifacts Restocked!
Great news, all of the fabulous Relics and Artifacts by Sandra Evertson have been restocked, including the ever popular Ex Votos II. The Prima section is still on sale too! Find the collection here:

Art Time with Linda Cain!
We adore these these stunning angels by Design Team Member Linda Cain! And she didn't stop at just two! Check out Linda's blog post to see all four amazing angels, along with step-outs and supply links! So beautiful Linda!
Primitive Angels:

Inspiration By Amy Nieman!

An adorable Nesting Doll by Design Team Member Amy Nieman! We love the bright, happy colors she used, and the way she dressed up the sweet face Paper Cuts. Awesome job Amy!
Nesting Doll Inspiration Fairy Shrine Kit:
She Also Used Our Word Paper Cuts, Mini Scalloped Dresden Border, and Gelatos

Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!

An exquisite Christmas angel by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens! We are over the moon in love with her gown and puff sleeves. She is so gorgeous Lynn!
Articulated Angel Ornament Style 4:
She Also Used Our Gold German Glass Glitter, Snow Flake Cut-Outs, Christmas Word Paper Cuts, and Fairy Head II Paper Cuts

Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

A stunning snowflake ornament by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! Vintage pink and silver glitter is such a stunning combination. Just gorgeous Gerri!
Small Layered Snowflake Ornaments:
She Also Used Our Christmas Sweeties 1 Collage Sheet

Inspiration By Cat Kerr + Congrats!

A huge congrats to Design Team Member Cat Kerr for her amazing Altered Paintbrushes featured in the latest Somerset Studio Magazine! You can find her fabulous article and more photos starting on page 36 of the November/December 2015 issue. We love how she used so many of our Cut-Outs in her fabulous pieces. Go grab yourself a copy! Way to go Cat!
Bird Cage Cut-Outs:
She Also Used Our Film Strip Cut-Outs, Gear Cut-Outs, and Star Cut-Outs