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New Retro ’50s Collage Sheets & Shrine, plus a FLASH SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Mermaids Kit, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for both projects on the new site: Kristin’s Ocean TV, Teri’s Kitschy Bitch TV Shrine.

FLASH SALE! I was inspired by all the crazy colors and retro housewives in Teri’s artwork, so the ENTIRE Household Charms Section is On Sale! (Note: These items are a little broad for the word “charms,” lots of items for hearth & home are grouped here!) Bunches of new things have been added to this section — over 50 items On Sale! Some new things are highlighted below (like that fab cocktail shaker)! Those little Miniature Wine Bottles at right are also included in today’s Giveaway! The sale ends Friday night (June 5, 2015) at midnight PST!

PLUS: in honor of the new Mermaids Kit, the ENTIRE beach theme section is on sale; including collage sheets, rubber stamps, charms, ribbons, paints, stains… over 150 summer products! ON SALE through Thursday night, June 18th (and remember: all the collage sheet are on sale, too). FREE Beach-Themed Collage Sheet with every order! Pick your own from this large group or Leslie will pick one for you (just type your beach collage sheet choice into the comments section when you check out). That cutie at left is from the Children at the Beach Collage Sheet… just one of 47 to choose from!


Today we have dueling artists, Design Team Member Kristin Batsel and Teri Calia fussing over who is going to put their bon-bons down first to get up and change the channel!

Both Kristin and Teri used the same (New and On Sale!) Altered Metal Television that comes already nice and distressed in a cool retro-blue color, and both have completely different themes.

Kristin created Ocean TV and went with the Mermaid Kit theme and has the Small Coral Die Cut Chipboard Set all glittered up with some Christmas Red Stickles. Pretty clever use and placement of the Blue Sea Glass to mimic waves around the dancing mermaids from the Caribbean Blue Collage Sheet.

View the Ocean TV supply list, visit the Gallery and then head on over to visit Kristin’s blog to pay her a visit.

Teri created a Kitschy Bitch TV Shrine along with two new Collage Sheets, Kitschy Vintage Advertisements and Vintage Vixens!

She also used one of my favorite color palettes: red, turquoise and black. AND don’t you think that the Tim Holtz Letterpress Wood Letters are a perfect match for the Altered Metal Television? KITSCHY spelled out on top of the TV with the Tiny Silver Crown on top of the ‘K’ is so cute! The (New!) Asparagus Fern Garland sets everything off nicely as well.

Tune in to the Kitschy Bitch TV Shrine supply list before you switch channels to check out more pictures in the Gallery, or pay Teri a visit at her blog.

And Teri also made a couple cute (and quick and easy!) charms with the same new Kitschy Vintage Advertisements Collage Sheet and the new Antique Bronze Square Pendant with Glass (also included in today’s Giveaway)!


Hooray for the Crazy Housewives Giveaway!

I started with these goodies from Teri’s Kitschy Bitch TV Shrine (note: that’s a link to photos of ALL the supplies… even more than this list):
– Kitschy Vintage Advertisements Collage Sheet
– Bitchy Words Collage Sheet
– Vintage Vixens Collage Sheet
– Basic Black Dots & Checks Scrapbook Paper
– Asparagus Fern Garland
– Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars
– Tiny Antique Silver 3D Crowns
– Mulberry Paper Cherry Blossoms
– Mushrooms – Red
– Sweet Paris Wooden Frame Set
– 1-1/2 Inch Red Paper Roses

Plus an Antique Bronze Square Pendant with Glass, like the one Teri made her retro charms from (photo above).

And these two examplars from FLASH SALE:
Miniature Wine Bottles (cuz really… how else did these housewives get so crazy?)
Miniature Copper Frying Pans

And finally, a couple turquoise-colored ribbons (and both are on sale, as ALL the ribbons are On Sale!):
Aqua Mini Pom Pom Fringe
Turquoise Ruffled Satin Ribbon

To enter the Crazy Housewives 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, June 5, 2015)! AND tell me what you’d make with this lively group of items!

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!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Mermaids Island Giveaway? That would be Mary Helene! (And she commented: “Love the gorgeous collage papers and would make such lovely cards.“) Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, June 4th, 2015

71 responses to “New Retro ’50s Collage Sheets & Shrine, plus a FLASH SALE!”

  1. I would make a wonderful fifties collage I love all of these items

  2. Gail Klein says:

    I would probably make a collage to honor my Mom’s lifestyle! An homage to simpler but more difficult time for non- domesticated women!

  3. Roxanne says:

    Wow…I’d have a blast making a big Party scene with all these great goodies…you know the kind, where all the neighbors get together and all the wives are pitching in, fixin stuff to eat and lots of cooking and commotion going on…yes it would be a busy fun scene… 🙂
    thanks for the chance. sure would love to win someday… mmmmmm

  4. Carmen J says:

    Love all of this! I would probably buy one of the TV set frames and have it showing a really screwy advertisement!

  5. Kim Lucak says:

    Cute! I think old vintage ads would be fun 🙂

  6. Leanna says:

    Not sure what I’d make – maybe use the retro TV and include reminders from my childhood like the miniature skillets!

  7. Lorna E. says:

    The frames and collage sheets have me thinking Madmen like magnets so that’s probably what I would do.

  8. Kathy Anderson says:

    OMigosh! I’m going to add heels and pearls and all these kitschy goodies to my assemblage!

  9. Ritva says:

    I’d make a fancy summerparty table with the small bottles on it.

  10. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    love the blue tv set and wonderful miniatures’

  11. Sunny says:

    This is soooo cute! Takes me back to the early 60’s, when we had an enormous console TV.

  12. Stefanie says:

    Wowsers! Fabulous collection – I’d make a 50’s theme cocktail cabinet 🙂

  13. betsy says:

    Oh my gravy this kit is so me~ I do everything I can to make and create with vintage 50s! I am june cleaver.

  14. Marilyn H says:

    I’m still enamored with miniatures, so I would probably do a kitchen scene. Great projects!

  15. KIM says:

    Wow! I am into anything retro.
    The collage sheets would be great for cards or magnets.
    The TV would be a fun idea for my daughter in-law’s retro kitchen.
    Her birthday is July prefect timing.

  16. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVE all the minis in this week’s giveaway!! I would definitely have to make a television show for my Fairy Village! I think it will be a cooking show since there are mushrooms, the pans and wine bottles included in the giveaway! I think the Antique Bronze pendant will make a great serving tray for the final presentation of what’s cookin’!
    I am also quite partial to the asparagus fern garland!! It will make great “parsley” and also just the thing that a Fairy would make a boa out of! What self-respecting Fairy doesn’t have a Fern Boa to wear with her apron and nothing else?

  17. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my! Absolutely adore this! Loving the lantern!This is so my era!!

  18. Beth Williams says:

    I’m a crazy housewife-6 animals will do that to you-so this delightful kit is just right for me. Might actually make something with my picture in it-old enough I had a TV like this one-that would work.

  19. Love this kitschy give-a-way. I would probably use mine to make a retro shadow box and make jewelry with the left-overs. I would use every little bitty piece to make whatever pops into my kitschy brain. I think this is your greatest give-a-way for all us retro lovers.

  20. Virginia Smith says:

    Absolutely LOVE the 50’s theme! Great giveaway!

  21. Arlene Groepper says:

    love the Retro!

  22. Traci says:

    Great giveaway-glad I didn’t have to be a housewife in the 50’s. Not that I ever call myself a housewife-I’m a MOM!! >^..^<

  23. Joan says:

    Love this giveaway. The only thing missing, I think, is an Airstream camper.

  24. Jen R says:

    Love, love and LOVE! I would use these items in multiple projects but the first thing that comes to mind is a cool shadow box, retro all the way

  25. Lori D. says:

    Fun giveaway! I love miniatures and would be busy making little kitchen and diner scenes! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  26. Kathy Bumb says:

    I just bought one of adorable TV sets, and this blog gives me loads of ideas to create my own retro project.

  27. Winnie says:

    Love, love, love the 50’s ( I was born then)! I think I would make a shadow box. What fun!

  28. April Dudko says:

    So much fun! I’d have to use the tv shrine to make a kitchen “commercial” with the fab housewives! I’m thinking some magnets and scenes on boxes too!

  29. Megan Warren says:

    Love the TV, I’d have to do a homage to the housewives of….. tv shows, love the words sheet, so much fun.

  30. Mary Helene says:

    Those miniature wine bottles are just to cute.

  31. Luanne says:

    Well this would go along with my marathon of watching “Mad Men” right about now.

  32. Nancy S says:

    Just love the crazy housewives. I’d make an altered TV shrine for my sis!

  33. Sandy says:

    I love anything retro and this kit fits the bill. Sooo many projects come to mind, let’s see what would I make first, ummm!!

  34. Nancy Lorenz says:

    I love all the wonderful colors, red, black, copper,and turquoise in this kit!!! And i think a small 50’s recipe book would fit nicely where the screen is!! But love the little TV and all the possibilities!!! Have to buy it!

  35. Janet Turner says:

    I have a sudden urge to watch I Love Lucy reruns. All these great products remind me of my childhood.

  36. Sheila says:

    I think I’m having a flashback! Great colors, fun designs, and pithy sentiments.

  37. Birgit says:

    What lovely goodies! I would definitely make charms with pictures of Disney’s “Tangled” — the frying pan miniature is extra special for that! 🙂

  38. cheryl foster says:

    This kit looks like so much fun !!!

  39. marita kovalik says:

    It would be so appropo to make a paper bag journal and add retro family photos of my mother who ran in the very 1st International Pancake Day Race! They had to carry a fry pan with a pancake and flip it at 3 intervals during the race. They wore aprons and kerchiefs on their heads, so the time frame couldn’t be more perfect! And that tiny fry pan would be priceless! Pick me! Pick me!

  40. Amanda Miller says:

    I love this collection! I have an unfinished wood shadow box that this would be amazing in.I think my favorite part is the collage sheets and the mini cocktail shaker.

  41. Gilda says:

    Love the 50s theme – my childhood. The little tv is great.

  42. l.b. sejourne says:

    Vintage Diva TV is calling my name – what a great giveaway!

  43. Deb Neerman says:

    Oh-my-gosh, how cool is this collection?!? I love it … and if I win, I’d create a 50’s vibe Configerations box. Thanks so much for the chance!!!

  44. Lana says:

    Oh WOW kitsch at it’s best!!!!

  45. Tammy says:

    I LOVE this line. I want to try to create a Tim Holtz box with it.

  46. Emily N says:

    I love all the retro stuff. I’d make some ATCs using the cute collage pictures.

  47. Barbara says:

    If I got my hands on those vintage bronze pendant pieces I would make a beautiful bracelet!!
    Very nice giveaway.

  48. LeAnn says:

    I have the altered TV so I would most likely make my own 50’s shrine.

  49. Kathy W says:

    Very cool. Since we grew up in that time period, this would perfect to make a mini album for my sister with some of our childhood photos.

  50. WHAT FUN!!!! Another great giveaway! 🙂

  51. Lisa Mills says:

    That was funny about Kristin & Teri having to put their bon-bons down. hehehe
    Do you have anything related to Mayberry. Just Kidding! When I saw that tv it was like waiting to see if Opie would come on!! What I would love to make is a cooking show. How fun that would be. Thank you for the neat giveaway’s that you are always having. Even though I don’t win it is so exciting to play along. Lisa

  52. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love this collection, the shrine would be cute in an old “easy-bake” oven too, I have a friend it would be perfect for.

  53. Maura Flood says:

    I could probably make a dozen things with this collection. I would start with a kitchen scene, using a housewife pic and the little pans. Then I would make some magnets with the frames, more housewife pics, and the cute little pompoms.

  54. Evelyn Valencia says:

    Would love to make a few altered boxes with those cooking themed items. Thanks e.v.

  55. Lisa says:

    I would make a fun recipe album !

  56. Pauline Rohrmann says:

    I think these fabulous items cry out for me to make a diorama!

  57. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous!! I would make a outside summer women’s party all drinking wine!

  58. Love, Love, love the retro stuff, I would definitely make the shadow box collage, Kitsch is one of my favorites, looks like so much fun.

  59. Debra Gibson says:

    Love the retro look! So many goodies! Would love the chance to make something vintage!!! Thanks for the chance to win !!

  60. Cathy smith says:

    I like the pendants – especially with the bitchy phrases! Also something cool with the teal Pom poms!

  61. My favorite from this giveaway is the retro TV. So many possibilities.

  62. Lou Anne H. says:

    This is fabulous! I’d like to make a Mermaid Cooking Show!

  63. Elizabeth H. says:

    Love all the stuff, I would make some birthday cars and a cooking show college.

  64. ginette says:

    Easy to think of a diorama with all that stuff

  65. Lisa R. says:

    So cool! I would make a 50’s collage. Some people have been so lucky to win multiple times!! Good luck all and thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway!!

  66. Carol Slowik says:

    I would definitely make an “Owed To Mom” diorama! My mom is 94 and was a 50″s mother. Although she was never a big drinker, I believe at times, she would have loved to down a few bottles of wine!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Jennifer J says:

    I would love to make a snarky housewives shadow box. 🙂

  68. DebR says:

    Both of the altered metal TV creations are wonderful and show how versatile that TV is, love them! I am seeing a shadow box or canvas featuring the snarky housewives having a conflab over (several) bottles of wine about their philandering husbands that features the frying pans quite prominently! Thanks for another fun giveaway.

  69. kimberly says:

    An altered television! Where do you get these things?! I don’t have a clear picture ..wink, wink, of what I’d make with this fun giveaway, but let me “stew” on it a bit

  70. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    The 50s … my head is spinning with all the possibilities.

  71. Dawn says:

    I think it would be fun to create a 1950’s diorama of a housewives coffee klatch.