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What do you collect?

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Collage Sheets, Collector's Room Kit, Digital Images, Giveaways, 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 list items from Teri’s and Caroline’s projects that are still available on the new site.

Before we look at new artwork, new collage sheets, 2 new paper sets and a new kit (!) a reminder about the current sales and FREE kit!

Continuing from Thursday and ENDS MONDAY night:
Nouveau Perfume FREE Gift Kit!
In honor of the Portrait of a Lady collection — and artwork by Teri Calia (both including beautiful perfume bottles) ALL ORDERS through Monday, May 1st (2017) will receive a FREE Gift Kit!
More info

Also continuing from Thursday: TWO sales!
The Tallulah’s AND Art Nouveau Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off through MONDAY night, too! Over 60 sheets… from Moulin Rouge to Fall and Christmas images. And the lovely Caroline Otero and Cléo de Mérode, too!

The sale ends Monday night, May 1, 2017.

See the Tallulah’s & Art Nouveau Collage Sheet Sections.

This kit started with the new Architextures 8×8 Paper Pad. It’s a fun set of images… all kinds of shabby chic things, from picture frames (with odd portraits) to doors and windows (and some big things like the side of an old building and a car). By the way, the page of doors in this pad is a good size for making a little scene seen through the window in the new Gatefold Window Card (the window card is also in the kit).

Speaking of the window card, see below for 2 wide photos showing off artwork made with the card (each of which is a different idea). Teri Calia made a double-sided standing card (on a wood rubber stamp mount as a base) with inside/outside scenes. And Caroline Ouzts-Hay made a gatefold mini book with a surprise “reveal” inside. Both unique and clever ideas!

I created 3 new collage sheets in the kit (plus a bonus mini collage sheet exclusive to the kit):
Window Card Cabinets Collage Sheet
Gatefold Window Curtains Collage Sheet
In My Art Studio Collage Sheet (Wow! This is a big bunch of odd things! I thought about my craft room and some of my friends before I gathered this group of items (all sized small enough to work with the Gatefold Window Card).)

Back to that question: What do you collect?

I’m going to be creating collage sheets all month based on what YOU collect! What other little props (or furniture?) would you want to use in a window card showing YOUR studio (things you actually collect or your fantasy art studio). So what do you collect? Comment in the today’s Giveaway and give me some ideas!

Alice in the Library… and Outside (see the first wide photo below) by Teri Calia. More info in the Teri’s blog post and/or see her supply list.

Secrets of a Library (see the second wide photo below) by Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay. More info in the Caroline’s blog post and/or see her supply list.

More info and photos about the new kit are on the Collector’s Room Kit page. And coordinating supplies are below and on the site.



Hooray for the Collector’s Room Kit Giveaway!

Let’s start with THE NEW KIT! That includes 4 new collage sheets, 12 sheets of paper, and the chipboard window card!

New Junk Collector’s 12×12 Paper Set (not in the kit but certainly related… and used by both Teri and Caroline as background papers in their projects!) That’s 8 more papers!

Since both art projects use greenery around the outside window frame, Fern Garland.

AND finally (as Teri has an Alice in Wonderland themed project… and Alice is eternal) these Alice-y items from Teri’s supply list: Alice Plays Croquet Collage Sheet and a Micro Mini Flamingo.

To enter the Collector’s Room 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, MONDAY, May 1, 2017)!

AND tell me: What other little props (or furniture?) would you want to use in a window card showing YOUR studio (things you actually collect or your fantasy art studio). What do you collect?

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 Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Pretty Little Perfumey Things Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Traci! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, April 30th, 2017

53 responses to “What do you collect?”

  1. Teddee Grace says:

    Oh, you must include antique porcelain! Cups and saucers, beautiful hand painted plates and platters!

  2. Louise Kush says:

    My mind is swirling with ideas for the Collector’s Room- I save bits and pieces in tea cups in my cabinets and on my sewing shelves-a display of sequins, beads, oddly shaped peanuts, teeny toys, bottles, seashells and bitsy dolls and miniature shoes-what a display these could make!

  3. Catharine says:

    OH! Tiny paintings and I’ll load up this tiny cabinet with them! Thank you

  4. Denise Bryant says:

    I love the gatefold window card! I’d want to use stamp-related things for cardmaking as my collectibles! Ink pads, colored pens and markers, paper, ribbons and embellishments, and stamps!

  5. Cynthia Penney says:

    I collect antique porcelain dolls and accessories, ephemera, vintage Halloween and antique fabrics and sewing items. So many options.

  6. Jennifer J says:

    I love crafting related things and music boxes!

  7. Nancy Olsen says:

    I collect (hoard) art supplies so I would need little containers, boxes, and shelves to stack it all on.

  8. Lou Anne says:

    I collect seashells and mermaids. I’d add them to my window.

  9. Holly M. says:

    I collect the odd and unusual. Things of magic and wonder. Objects that whisper small secrets. Little things that open your mind to great mysteries. Can you dig it?

  10. Jan K says:

    I collect old buttons, tiny vintage French poodle figures, vintage books of poetry, old cigar boxes, old ephermera (I love old letters from mid century), and post cards.

  11. Nadine says:

    Love the window. I would make a little shabby chic scene with maybe a rocking chair and a little quilt and lots of flowers. I’ve been collecting little flowers for years!

  12. Traci says:

    I collect all kinds of stuff but cat items are the number 1. I love miniature things so I make shadow boxes to display all the cute things I collect. I also collect scrapbooking stuff or should I say hoard it. >^..^<

  13. Laural says:

    I collect snow globe, nutcrackers and fairies. Would love to have a collage made of those.

  14. Sharon says:

    I collect globes…I have more than 50, all sizes and colors and ages–even multiple languages. (I do not, however, have the strong grasp of geography you might expect…just love them for their aesthetic quality)

  15. Barb macaskill says:

    I collect faeries, gnomes, angels and butterflies! Lots of things with wings delight me?
    I love the collectors room kit lots! I could have lots of fun with it! TFS!

  16. Diane D. says:

    Love this kit. There are so many different venues you can use to make it unique. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  17. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love this little window ! I collect anything miniature! I have been in ahh with all the new miniature stuff!!!!

  18. Deb Young says:

    This new kit is wonderful. So many possibilities. What do I collect ?
    Crafting supplies , of course. Miniatures, butI can’t think of anything you don’t already offer there. Hopefully others can be more help.

  19. I love to collect papers I have tons of papers and collage sheets I would love to see more tiny chairs and tiny tables with tiny wine glasses

  20. Jo says:

    I collect Halloween papers and mixed media pieces! Love the window!

  21. Emily N. says:

    I collect glass paperweights. Tiny ones would be awesome!

  22. Barb A says:

    I collect snowman and Christmas things, both real life and miniature.

  23. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I like natural things. Often I pick up old nails or interesting looking pieces of wood and I love to go to the beach. I have lots of shells, shark teeth and sometimes coral if it’s washed ashore. Anything that strikes my fancy when I’m out and about. Today I found a little mustache comb on the ground at a flea market. No idea what I’ll do with it, but couldn’t resist picking it up.

  24. Peggy Dolan says:

    Holiday things and tea cups and tea pots and books! Actually I collect everything! This is such a neat chippie too and so many things you could use it for whether you are looking in or out. It would make a lovely window looking into a Beatrix Potter type store too. Ginger and Pickles was always a favorite of mine. Or a millinery shop would be fun so hats and small items.

  25. Mary Mac says:

    I love collecting ribbon and buttons. Love any small objects that are rusty.

  26. Nancy E says:

    I love collecting broken jewelry to recycle and bits of vintage lace. So boxes of all shapes would be wonderful.

  27. Sandy A says:

    Have read everyone’s comments and with nearly each one I chuckle and said “yep, me too….” I love little things I can tuck into a scene or add a bit of “huh” that prompts a “where did you come up with that” comment! I love little boxes and containers to tuck things into to feel like I’m organizing when I am really just stashing little treasures away….

  28. Kimberly says:

    I collect tiny teady bears,ephemera, santas,vaseline glass,marbles, buttons, quaint old books, and memories!

  29. I collect buttons. Jars of them would be cute.

  30. Jen R says:

    I love the window. I might turn it into a shadow box for a Halloween theme. I’d love to fill it with miniature potion bottles, so store shelving and more potion bottles please!

  31. Marilyn Ray says:

    I collect Halloween folk art. Black cats, pumpkins, etc with those crazy vintage faces and shapes

  32. Carla says:

    I collect all things mini! I love Christmas and Halloween especially!

  33. Carol Slowik says:

    I collect vintage bottles, lake glass, love anything vintage Christmas!! Lots of bits and bobs!

  34. Megan Warren says:

    I collect all sorts of miniature things from toys to doll house accessories.

  35. Jean marmo says:

    My daughter and I collect those souvenir spoons from places we travel. We have 3 display racks full.

  36. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love to collect all sorts of things like boxes big and small, birds and art supplies.

  37. Roe says:

    I love to collect snowglobes. Both Christmas and everyday ones. One of my favorites is just birch trees near a stream.With a beautiful Japanese haiku on the base

  38. InkPattie Fulton says:

    I collect gnomes, art supplies, books, yarn, ribbon and fiber, teapots and teacups, shoeboxes and wooden boxes full of stuff, beads, wood-mounted stamps, suns, moons, flowers, handmade dolls and doll furniture, cats, birds, and all sorts of miniatures.

  39. Elizabeth H. says:

    I collect books, vintage jewelry, and perfume bottles.

  40. Michelle Gajdacs says:

    I collect Halloween stuff, craft stuff, fairy stuff.

  41. Kim Lucak says:

    I collect teapots and teacups!

  42. Kim R says:

    I collect blue glass dragonflies

  43. Jennie Ingram says:

    Teacups and crystal balls! I have a collection on my window in my art studio. 😀

  44. Marcia says:

    I’m an indiscriminate collector, if I weren’t so neat, I’d be called a hoarder. You guys already have everything I could imagine, and the flamingos are barnone—i rec’d two flamingos from a shipment years ago from someone and they still on my desk, peering at me!!!!!! This little window thingy is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!!!!!

  45. K Toews says:

    Art Supply sheet with paint brushes, jars, water cups, pencils, sketchbooks, scissors, easels, chalks, and all the rest of the things you need for creating art. I collect all types of cameras. A sheet with old and new cameras would be nice. Tripods, lenses, film, canisters etc…

  46. Betsy Skagen says:

    I’m not vying for the give-away, I just wanted to let you know that this is an adorable kit Leslie. 🙂

  47. Agnes says:

    I can’t believe what I just saw, I am making a two story multi room shadow box with different themes including a library. This will all go so great in there. Now my inspiration is so strong I can’t wait to finish. Since I love found objects in glass jars a window display of such objects would be so sweet.
    Thanks for all your shared ideas.

  48. LeAnn says:

    I collect teapots, so that would be fun.

  49. Cherry Koontz says:

    Scrapbook paper!I am the orginial hoarder! Can’t you see a two-sided window with paper on the inside!

  50. Marykay chisum says:

    Crafting supplies of all kinds. Paper and ribbon and buttons and punchs and dies and glitter and embellishments and fabric and yarn and knitting needles and glass jars and cigar boxes and game pieces and puzzles and tools and miniatures and …

  51. Carol Feiner says:

    I collect snow globes!

  52. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I would have to say I collect books – so my window would look into a library !

  53. Iris says:

    I would collect a bunch of Key that represent my freedom.