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    Celestial Care Package by Nichola Battilana!

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Lucky Star Kit, Nichola Battilana

    Wow! Nichola Battilana has made multiple projects, all around the Lucky Star Kit theme and grouped them into a Celestial Care Package!

    I know… there’s a lot to take in in that photo. There is the box itself, plus 6 “Moon Maiden” cards, earrings, a brooch, and a paper crown. I’ve picked out a couple pieces to show off in detail below, but you can see more photos in Nichola’s blog post.

    Here’s a short bit from that post as a brief intro:

    When Alpha Stamps asked me if I’d like to play with some starry goods I immediately said “Yep!” I wanted to make something magic and mystical and toyed with a few ideas but nothing was gelling. Then I thought why just make one thing when I can create an entire package of items! And once I was done it felt like I’d been gifted magical care package directly from the stars.

    I started with an inexpensive wooden box and covered it with Lucky Star Scrapbook Papers. The lid has layers of snips from those papers as well as clips from the Mini Alchemy Half Sheet and The Celestial Spheres Collage Sheet. Wonky Stars have been painted gold and copper and layered with brass star charms.

    Again: wow! Great job, Nichola! All the colors and images look perfect together. Before I forget (as the next section is diving into that fab paper crown): here’s the supply list for everything!

    Ooo… I love this diadem/crown!

    The first thing I love is that Nichola rotated the chipboard corner from the Lucky Star Crowning Glory Chipboard Set to make the top of the crown (see the photo of that set under the crown).

    After a good dousing with Cobalt Blue Glitter, the base of the crown is trimmed with a Wide Scalloped Dresden Border which is dotted with cabochons from the Celestial Sequin Mix.

    Plus there are numerous painted stars from the Wonky Stars all over the crown. And Stardust Iridescent Gold & Purple Sequins plus more sequins from the Celestial Sequin Mix are scattered generously.

    I’ll ramble on about the beautiful sun brooch (in the bottom right corner of the photo) down in the Giveaway section (!) but first there’s info on some long-lost minis and a celestial sale!

     
    What is back in stock today?

    I have been waiting for these for months (as you probably know, international shipping has been a mess)! See all the new & back in stock items here. (Plus one more NEW thing is below in the sale section!)

     
    NEW Sale: Celestial & Alchemy

    Wow! This is a big, mixed-item group — all on sale at least 25% off! Over 140 items! And this group includes many things in Nichola’s supply list!

    Psst: anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, April 12th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

     
    Ethereal Brooch Giveaway!

    Isn’t that brooch beautiful! Here’s bit more from Nichola:

    I had toyed with using the Sunburst Bronze Filigree to embellish my box, but it demanded something more. “I want to be seen! I want to stand out!” and so it became the base of this ethereal brooch. I added a pin to the back and 3 brass stamped stars, moon and sun and a smattering of those Stardust Iridescent Gold & Purple Sequins to the front to complete the piece.

    So… where to start this list of the Giveaway prize parts?! I’ll begin with the 3 items in the photos below (the base, sun & sequins).

    Then the moon, and the 3 brass stars:
    Embossed Brass Star Charm
    Fancy Brass Star Charm
    Small Brass Starburst Charm

    Plus a bonus: the new Moon Maidens Collage Sheet (designed by Nichola!) shown in a couple of the cards in the background of this photo.

    To enter the Ethereal Brooch Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, April 12, 2021).

    And tell me: what will you make with these supplies?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

      
    23 Comments » Posted by Leslie, April 11th, 2021

    French Antiques Shadowbox, New Furniture, 10% Off Sitewide!

    Filed under Art Projects, French Vintage/Belle Epoque, Guest Designers, Miniatures

    In addition to the new items shown below, there’s a new sale: EXTRA 10% off EVERYTHING! That’s 10% above current sale prices on the ENTIRE SITE!! Even if the item is already marked down as a clearance item!

    Use Promo Code: Hello-Spring when checking out.

    No minimum purchase required (excludes gift certificates/cards, shipping, taxes). May not be combined with another discount code.

    The coupon discount ends at midnight (PST) SATURDAY NIGHT, April 10, 2021!

     
    French Antiques Shadowbox by Guest Designer Jennifer Osmond Hatt


    Oh! This is (still) so beautiful! We just got a couple things back-in-stock that Jennifer used in this fab shadowbox, and it’s high time to show it off again!

    Here’s a bit of the intro text from the original blog post:

    “The Wrought Iron Gates in this photo are so beautiful and I love the old world look that they have. (They are sturdy and stand up well on their own.) A perfect find for someone shopping in my Miniature Vintage Shop! Vintage architectural prints are displayed on the walls and the miniature resin planters have been painted with acrylic paint to look as though they are zinc.”

    Note: the collage sheet with those architectural prints was designed by Jennifer!

    You can read more of that post (including more about Jennifer) and here’s a link to the supplies still available. AND I’ve added a whole section below of some ideas for substitute items to make your own French Antiques Shop!

    Oh, one more thing! I’m repeating this preview of how Jennifer made doors with faux wrought iron window inserts:

    “These doors are one of my favorite things about this display. I used the Old Doors Collage Sheet to make them. I resized them to fit my needs for this display and added Mini Chipboard Wrought Iron Flourishes Set components to give the door a more realistic look.”

     
    French Antiques Replacement Ideas

    As Jennifer antiqued most every item in her project (or toned them down with a wash of grey paint), these ideas will work well even though they may look the wrong color. Beside the 6 suggestions below, here’s a couple ideas for the shadowbox itself. The 7 Inch Tall Theatre Cabinet – 5 Inch Deep would be a good pick (it’s 7″ tall x 8-1/2″ wide x 5″ deep when closed: the main section is 3-1/2″ deep) versus the old shadowbox Jennifer used was 7-5/8″ x 9-5/8″ and 4″ deep. The Open Front Room Box is another option (slightly wider than the original with the same 4″ depth as the original).

     
    What else is new today?

    New or back in stock: like the long-unavailable Clear Glass Chimney Shade shown at right!

    Oh… there’s the new 1:12 scale furniture I mentioned in the headline! (All 3 items in top row below.)

    The Tall Wooden Fruit Crate with Decal and Wooden Louvered Shutters – 4-5/8 Inch shown above are also back in stock today (and what started me thinking about Jennifer’s artwork!

    See all the new items here.

    Now don’t forget: use Promo Code: Hello-Spring when checking out for 10% off everything! Ends Saturday night!

      
    Comments Off on French Antiques Shadowbox, New Furniture, 10% Off Sitewide! Posted by Leslie, April 8th, 2021

    Faberge Style Eggs By Laura Carson, New Brass Decorations, New Sale!

    Filed under Art Deco, Art Projects, Back in Stock, Laura Carson, Tutorials

    Faberge Style Eggs by Design Team Member Laura Carson

    Wow! Isn’t that stunning? I love the turquoise, dark blue and gold/copper color palette on this Art Deco egg! (And it’s just one of three Laura made for today’s post! Another is shown below, and the third you can peruse in Laura’s blog post.)

    Here’s some intro text from that blog post:

    Not the typical eggs you might see at Easter, these ATC-sized eggs are inspired by Art Deco Style Papers and Faberge Eggs which open to showcase various elements inside. Several years ago, I made a set of Faberge inspired eggs, and for this set, I decided to use ladies dressed in 1920s style fashions. [Aside: there’s info and a photo of one of those previous eggs below.]

    Another major element that I incorporated into these eggs are various metallic stickers, which can be used as is, cut into pieces or painted with Alcohol inks to change their color while preserving the metallic look of the sticker.

    For the base of the eggs, I used a set of precut ATC-sized chipboard egg shapes.

    [Aside: I chose the 2 eggs I’m highlighting as they show how Laura split the “cover” of each egg in a different direction.]

    To add lots of bling and interest, I used various brass pieces and gold Dresden which I cover in my tutorial, where I walk you through how I constructed the eggs.

    New Collage Sheet: Deco Dames #2. This is a companion sheet to the original Deco Dames Collage Sheet and contains 10 ladies in 1920s fashion and 7 unique fan designs with 3 sizes of each fan design.

    Beautiful job, Laura!! As always, Laura is generous is sharing tips and how-to photos on her blog post. Here’s her supply list for all 3 eggs! (And more info about the new brass embellishments is below, too.)

     
    Here’s a preview of one of the Elegant Eggs from Laura’s original project! See the original blog post or the supply list (note there are many eggs in that post and this supply list is just for the one shown at left).

     
    What else is new or back in stock today?

    First, the top row below shows some of the pretty new things Laura used in that turquoise/blue egg at the top of this page. Plus there are more brass embellishments — and one last new thing is shown way below in the SALE section!

    Oh, and those 2 sets of chipboard fan blades are back in stock: be sure to view each of them for more Art Deco-inspired art by Laura!

     
    NEW Sale: Functional Metal!

    First: This sale includes the new Lightweight Gold Box Clasp Set (shown at left) that Laura used in her artwork!

    25% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! Note: this is the metal group in the “collage supplies” section, so includes full-size things like handles, hinges and box feet!

    Psst: anything on clearance in this big collection is marked down to 50% off including new markdowns!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, April 5th at midnight PST.

    See the entire sale collection here!

    One last thing! Who won The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Kit Giveaway from the last newsletter? That would be Tristan Crane! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Comments Off on Faberge Style Eggs By Laura Carson, New Brass Decorations, New Sale! Posted by Leslie, April 4th, 2021

    New Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Kit! New Alice Items, Sale & Giveaway!

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Kit

    The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Kit

    No, it’s not an April fool’s prank: The April kit is here! And on a Thursday!

    From five double-sided 6×6 sheets of scrapbook paper (from the new Alice’s Tea Party 6×6 Paper Pad) to a pretty new set of Blue Enamel Tea Cup & Teapot Charms.

    AND new chipboard: the Mad Hatter from the Alice Matchbox Facade Set and a matching Niche for Matchbox Facades.

    Plus 2 collage sheets:
    – The new Alice Matchbox Shrines Collage Sheet with a big bunch of Alice in Wonderland images to fit the niche and
    – The Tiny Alice Book Covers Collage Sheet (even tinier images to make a book or scene that could sit in the niche).

    Go see the new kit for more info and photos on all 6 kit items (plus related new items, a new sale and a Giveaway are below).

     
    More New Items!

    Even more than the new things above and below so check here to see everything new today (including the kit — and the back-in-stock Alice 8×8 Paper Pad — 14 items)!

    New Sale: Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets!

    25% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! Includes lots of sizes of Alice images, plus vintage paper dolls. And the new Alice Matchbox Shrines Collage Sheet, too!

    The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, April 3rd at midnight PST.

    Over 60 collage sheets! See the sale collection here!

    The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Kit Giveaway!

    Starting with the new Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Kit — shown again in the photo below! (That’s already 6 items!)

    Plus a bonus: a set of the new Ticket Journal Alice Covers Set (A mini version of the Alice Matchbox Facade Set, this time downsized to use with a Matchbox Ticket Journal — and I’m including a set of the Matchbox Ticket Journal – Black, too!) Psst: there’s a tiny booklet made with the collage sheet shown below (also in the kit/Giveaway) and that ticket journal.

    To enter The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, April 2, 2021).

    And tell me: what will you make with these supplies?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

      
    40 Comments » Posted by Leslie, April 1st, 2021

    Pixie Palace by Shannon Cooper plus New Minis & Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Fairy Garden, Miniatures, Shannon Cooper

    My oh my! I have to agree with Design Team Member Shannon Cooper: this is a much larger piece than her normal scale. But it is also a wonder!

    You might not be able to tell from the bark and mushroom “awnings” on the exterior that this is actually TWO Octagon Room Boxes stacked on top one another for two floors of living space. (Luckily Shannon provides some tips on how she built up all that structure on the outside: it involves a lot of aluminum foil so it’s not heavy).

    Here’s the first of a few snippets from Shannon’s blog post:

    Normally, I like to create small things: half-scale miniatures, knitted socks, three inch embroideries, that sort of thing. But sometimes you gotta shake things up to keep it exciting, right? I guess that’s what I was thinking when I made a 1:12 scale Pixie Palace for any wee folk living in the backyard.

    There’s a cute rustic door (it does open!) and a planter box with trellis on the outside, and a few windows with mica tile panes sandwiched between. The outside is covered in lichen, climbing vines, foliage, and plants.

    Moving on to the inside (see the first wide photo below), here’s a quick tour from Shannon’s post (before I pick out one corner to zoom in on for more details):

    On the first floor is a stone fireplace and new dry sink. I covered a Narrow Victorian Fireplace with paperclay and tiny pebbles to make it look like a stone fireplace. The flooring is jumbo craft sticks cut to resemble tree rings. The color was nice, so I left them bare.

    There’s a black metal pot hanging over the firewood, plus a bunch of tiny things on the mantel like a green jar, a half-scale crate of mushrooms, plants, a different bitty metal pot, and a bowl. I also see a wooden chair (new!), dutch oven, wooden spoon, and…is that a pink cocktail umbrella in the background?

     
    THE TOP FLOOR

    I love the wee bed on the upper floor! It’s actually part of a (new!) bunk bed, so if a second pixie decides to move in, all I will need to do is add the top bunk and knit another blanket.

    In the corner is a pretty pitcher and basin set sitting on a spool, a square planter, a paper label, and a snippet of an advertisement.

    I used the Bookshelf with Drawers for storage but altered it a little with paperclay. Adding paperclay to a chipboard kit can totally transform a piece. Before covering the bookshelf with the clay, I painted it with gesso to make sure the clay would not warp the chipboard. I have done this with multiple chipboard pieces and have never had any issue, even when I wet the clay to shape it. Sometimes I also add a light layer of glue before slathering the piece with paperclay, but mostly on heavy things like the stone fireplace.

     
    Back to the Bottom Floor for the DRY SINK

    Finally back to the corner of the first floor I omitted (and the subject of my close-up below):

    Here is the kitchen area, all ready for a quick bite to eat! There’s a dry sink, hand pump, pail, and soap dish [painted silver]. Next to the sink is a fern stand used as a table, cheeses, a basket for fruit and sweets, wooden bucket, thimble planter for pink flowers, pumpkin pods, a metal dish of apples, and a barrel planter of grass.

    Above the fern stand is a spice rack with a towel bar that’s perfect for hanging plants, herbs, or even a sickle! An assortment of jars sit on the shelf: red jam, a mason jar, baby food jar, metal apothecary jar, and a fun creamer with flowers tucked inside. I crocheted a window valance and added a candle to a pop top “candleholder”.

    Whew! Quite a tour! Great job, Shannon!!

    Note: you can see EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list or here’s a subset of the things on/around the Dry Sink (still quite a list)!

    And don’t forget to go visit Shannon’s blog post for more photos and tips!

     
    What else is new today?

    Beside the 5 new items already mentioned above: more 1:12 scale furniture and accessories that would be right at home in a vintage fairy house.

    And the black hand pump that Shannon used on the dry sink is also shown below.

    Plus a half scale version of the dry sink.

    Bonus: the original version of the Tell the Bees 6×6 Paper Pad is back-in-stock!

    See everything new today with one click.

     
    NEW Sale: 1:12 Miscellaneous Section

    This is a big group and an odd group. Big as in over 260 items! Odd as it’s a mix of things that didn’t fall into other categories in the minis section — but a bunch of items in Shannon’s supply list are in here (like the 3 items in the first row below)!

    25% off on EVERYTHING in this 1:12 Miscellaneous Collection!

    Anything on clearance in this group is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, March 29th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

      
    Comments Off on Pixie Palace by Shannon Cooper plus New Minis & Sale! Posted by Leslie, March 28th, 2021

    New Paper, New Artwork, New Filigree, New Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Ephemera Queen Kit, Filigree, Laura Carson, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    New Botanical Scripts 6×6 Paper Pad! A pretty mix of vintage ephemera, roses and butterflies. Two each of 12 single-sided designs. 24 heavy-weight sheets.

     
     
    Shall We Dance by Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas

    Wow! I love all the color and depth on this Tunnel Book by Rhonda!

    Here’s a bit of intro from Rhonda’s blog post:

    I love the Ephemera Queen Kit! I am, and always will be, a sucker for anything inspired by Marie Antoinette. Not only does the kit include some gorgeous papers but it also contains one of my favorite collage sheets, Mini French Ballet Costumes and lots more!

    I placed each dancer onto a piece of the Ephemera Queen Papers and cut each one out with a sharp blade.

    When I was ready to attach them to each layer of the 6×6 Arch Tunnel Book, I placed the tiniest dot of adhesive from an adhesive tape runner onto the back. This way, I was able to place each dancer and move them around until I liked the placement. Next, I placed a small amount of liquid glue onto the back of the dancer and set it permanently on the tunnel page.

    Each layer is a page, so you are able to create a book, or you can create more of a 3d project like I did, a shadow box of sorts.

    Great job, Rhonda!! Good tip on using a small bit of adhesive to rearrange the dancers when planning the composition. And I like th use of slices from the polymer clay mix (also in the kit) as a floral (?) archway above the dancers.

    More photos are in Rhonda’s blog post. And here’s her supply list, too!

     
     
    What else is new or back in stock today?

    Lots of filigree! Plus those Triangular White Shelf Brackets shown at right (and a hint: new Dresden below in the sale section)!

    Also shown at right is a preview of a Formal Garden from Laura Carson using those Shelf Brackets (more info on the brackets page).

     
    NEW Sale: Dresden Foiled & Embossed Die-Cuts!

    First: There’s a new Bronze Dresden Sampler Set (shown at left)! So pretty and that vintage color would look great with the new paper pad!

    25% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! Over 50 items!

    Psst: anything on clearance in this big collection is marked down to 50% off including new markdowns!

    The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, March 26th at midnight PST.

    See the entire sale collection here!

      
    Comments Off on New Paper, New Artwork, New Filigree, New Sale! Posted by Leslie, March 25th, 2021

    Cheers, Marie! Altered Altoids Tin (& Altoids Tin Trims on SALE)!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Ephemera Queen Kit, Kristin Batsel, Marie Antoinette

    Oh, what a festive little tin by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel! So fun and colorful and a way to pull (push? drag?) Marie into the 21st century!

    Here’s an intro from Kristin’s blog post to get us started:

    I’m not sure if anyone was drinking Cosmopolitans back in Marie Antionnette’s day, but I’m pretty sure that if they were, Marie would have been a huge Cosmo fan. I know I am! In fact, we’ve made a dedicated Cosmo party shelf in our kitchen, where our martini glasses, the shaker, and a little container of rim sugar are kept. It also includes some Cosmo artwork; some by me, some by my friends. When I got this month’s kit from Alpha Stamps, all the pink reminded me of that shelf, and I decided to let Marie enjoy a Cosmo, at long last. Cheers, Marie!

    I removed the cover of the tin, and covered the inside with some gorgeous pink floral paper from the kit, plus some black and white harlequin paper from my stash. I found a gold dollhouse frame which was the perfect size to frame a quote featured on some of that kit paper, which reads, “Life is nothing without passion”. Ain’t that the truth?

    Aside: though there are many fab prints in the Ephemera Queen Kit, the particular fancy print Kristin used is the back side of this scrapbook paper (not in the kit, but related).

    The outsides of the tin are also covered harlequin paper, and then adorned with some gold Dresden trim. A string of little red beads sits atop the rim. In the photo below, you can see that Marie’s yellow overdress overlaps her pink skirt a bit. I used two French Ballet Costumes collage sheets to achieve this look. I cut the yellow overdress at the “v” of the bodice and glued it only at the waistline of a full image of Marie. A couple of foam tape squares were inserted between the overdress and the skirt to separate the layers. Marie is adhered to the tin with 4 layers of foam tape, so she really stands out.

    Great job, Kristin!! Note: Kristin shows tips of getting those red pearl beads to glue on the thin lip of the tin AND how to rearrange Marie’s arms so that she can hold the cocktail glass.

    More photos and tutorials are in Kristin’s blog post. And here’s her supply list, too!

     
    What else is new or back in stock today?

     
    NEW Sale: Altoids Tins & Related Trims!

    25% off on EVERYTHING Altoids Tin Themed! From the tins themselves to chipboard facades or inserts and collage sheets!

    Psst: ALL collage sheets in this collection are marked down to 40% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, March 22nd at midnight PST.

    Over 20 items! See the entire sale collection here!

      
    Comments Off on Cheers, Marie! Altered Altoids Tin (& Altoids Tin Trims on SALE)! Posted by Leslie, March 21st, 2021

    A New Store Counter and a Miniature Bakery!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Guest Designers, Miniatures

    Wow! There’s a new Shop Counter and Black Wire Baker’s Rack today and look what a yummy bakery scene Guest Designer Connie Littell made!

    I’ve been wanting to make a miniature bakery ever since visiting some fabulous ones on our travels. A Stackable Room Box French Quarter is the perfect piece to set a sweet scene in. Once I worked out the floorplan I got to work on the display cases that would fill the space.

    I started with a Store Cabinet Base (top right corner in the photo above, and in a close-up below with glass bottles on top) to hold the shop’s pies and tarts. I painted the edges in an off white acrylic paint to start.

    The shelves are simply glass microscope slides held in place with dollhouse bricks. The slides fit perfectly in this piece.

    Aside: the cabinet to the right of the new wire rack (see the left side of the close-up photo below) is a Chipboard Secretary without the doors — clever!

    A few final additions include some vintage bakery images framed on the right hand wall as well as a few accolades hanging on the left wall. I gave myself a 5 star Yelp review, a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence and figured while I was at it added in a James Beard award. Go big or go home!

    Great job, Connie!! Note: you can see more projects Connie made: Alice Teapot Tea Party, European Alley Book Nook and Miniature Halloween Market Stand.

    More photos from Connie’s bakery are in this blog post. And here’s her supply list (lots of cakes & goodies, too)!

     
     
    What else is new or back in stock today?

    More miniatures! Plus some box feet you could use with a room box for minis!

    And those tiny fruit tarts at right would be right at home in Connies bakery! (Psst: see below, cuz these are in the new sale, too!)

    See all the new items here.

     
    NEW Sale: Baking Theme!

    Tons of items from miniatures to collage sheets and even a couple kits — all on sale at 25% off!

    The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, March 20th at midnight PST.

    Psst: anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    Over 170 items! See the entire sale collection here!

     
    Announcement: The winner of Sunday’s Marie’s Boudoir Giveaway is Laurie S! Check your email for info about your prize package! (And a reminder of that beautiful artwork is below.)

      
    Comments Off on A New Store Counter and a Miniature Bakery! Posted by Leslie, March 18th, 2021

    Catching up on French-themed items. And a table…

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Marie Antoinette, Miniatures, Teri Calia

    This table. I was looking for a replacement for the table with drawers that Teri Calia used in Marie’s Boudoir Shadowbox, below (no luck on such a beast with drawers) BUT I found this versatile white table. I think that scalloped side decor would work well with a French scene like the one Teri designed.

    Note the painted brass fan and boxes from the Tiny Little Fashion Boxes Collage Sheet in that scene — so sweet!

    And the Glass Pitcher from that project is also back in stock (used as a vase with pale roses).

    See the supply list from Teri’s project (still quite a few items available)! You can view more photos on Teri’s original blog post (but note: that was from 2015 — long before we moved to the current site, so the product links do not work… use this supply list instead).

     
    What is NEW today?

    These new (or back-in-stock) items are mostly French-themed (sourced with the current Ephemera Queen Kit in mind).

     
    Paper Flowers on SALE!

    At least 25% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! Includes things like mushrooms, twiggy garlands, pearl stamen, too!

    Psst: Anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends at midnight PST, MONDAY night, March 15th.

    See the sale collection here!

     
    Marie’s Boudoir Giveaway!

    Ah, there’s a photo of Teri’s entire project!

    EVERYTHING in Teri’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m only highlighting a couple of the NINE items in the supply list/Giveaway:
    Tiny Paper Roses – Pink Cream Variegated (and on sale!)
    More Marie Antoinette Collage Sheet
    Large Brass Fan

    Note that the shabby chic turquoise metal box Teri used as the room box is long since sold out. But that big flourish on top reminds me of the Large Patina French Crown Charm, so I’m including that as a substitute!

    I’m also including the other 2 items shown below as extras not in the supply list! (Subs for a teacup/plate for pastry, and a close match for the candle on table.)

    To enter the Marie’s Boudoir Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, March 15, 2021).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    Now a question for you: see that frothy resin frame around the portrait of Marie? I’m just guessing but I’d say it’s about 2-1/2″ tall. Is that a size/style of oval frame you’d be interested in?

     
    Who won The Egg Artist’s Workshop Giveaway from the last newsletter? That would be Sandra Golbert! Congrats! Check your email for info. (And a reminder of that colorful artwork is below.)

      
    27 Comments » Posted by Leslie, March 14th, 2021

    New Bees, Bunnies, Mini Foliage + a Giveaway & an Easter Sale!

    Filed under Easter, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Mr. Bunny's Egg House, Shannon Cooper

    Oh! This new Tell The Bees – Special Edition 6×6 Paper Pad is so beautiful! It’s a revised version of the Tell the Bees 6×6 Paper Pad, this time with darker hues and the addition of subtle (matte) gold metallic accents.

     
    Do you remember the Buzzy Bee’s Butterfly Boutique by Laura Carson from the original Tell the Bees 6×6 Paper Pad? See the original blog post or the supply list.

    Note: If you’re hankering for the original pad, it’s on its way from the UK but not expected till the end of March. You can still order it now and it will be backordered.

     
    What else is NEW today?

    These new (or back-in-stock) items just looks so good together! And those cute bunnies! They are on sale (and inspired today’s new sale)!

     
    Easter Collection on SALE!

    A big group: it includes everything from miniatures to charms to collage sheets to Dresden! Oh, and some bright paper flowers, too (like the Small Blue Mulberry Blossoms (on clearance!) shown at right). 90 items!

    At least 25% off on EVERYTHING in this collection!

    Psst: Anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends at midnight PST, FRIDAY night, March 12th.

    See the sale collection here!

     
    The Egg Artist’s Workshop Giveaway!

    What? More artwork? Yes, I’ve decided to revisit a past Easter project for today’s Giveaway! The Egg Artist’s Workshop by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper
    was so cute! And as there’s an Easter sale today and tomorrow, I’m picking out some sale items to highlight (which means these are also in the Giveaway prize)!

    Mr. Bunny’s Egg House Kit
    Wow! Kits are seldom on sale! And this one includes so many items Shannon used — including the niche shrine!

    Bunny & Egg Borders
    Such a cute banner across the top of the window (plus they come in 3 sizes).

    Easter Banners Collage Sheet
    This will make the third collage sheet in this prize! You can tell how tiny the poster from this sheet is (in the back wall of the shrine — above the table with easter eggs) as it was made to be a banner pennant!

    Here’s the link to the original blog post. Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Shannon’s artwork, but just the items mentioned above are included in the Giveaway!

    To enter The Egg Artist’s Workshop Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, March 12, 2021).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    And tell me: what will you make with these supplies?

     
    Who won the Twinkle Tinkerer’s Workshop Giveaway from the last newsletter? That would be Lisa! Congrats! Check your email for info. (And a reminder of that pretty artwork is below.)

      
    43 Comments » Posted by Leslie, March 11th, 2021