Monday, December 28, 2009

break time and Happy New Year

going to be on a "mini" break. . . be back sometime after the New Year.
just enjoying the time i have with my girls and Pace. . .

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas one and all!
lots of love and joy sent from us to you

Sunday, December 20, 2009

all i want for christmas is dolls

i have been dreaming of Blythe and vintage Barbies lately. . .

has anyone else seen the new "Career" repro barbies?
well. . .

i want them all!
(especially the astronaut!!!)

and what about Barbie's little sister?
this "two for one" deal KILLS me!
you get both barbie and lil' sis Skipper.
very CUTE.

(p.s. i want my house to look JUST like this!!!)

i have also been craving another Blythe. . . i know!
i can't even spend the kind of "quality time" i want with the one i have. . .
but more is needed for some reason? tee hee!

i was thinking about her. . .

or her. . .

or her. . .

(Cassiopeia is a new one. . . but her mock up looks SUPER cute!)

what do you think?

i love dollies TOO much. . .
maybe Santa will treat me nice this year and bring one down the chimney. . . here's dreaming!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas scrapping

been doing a little bit o' digi scrapping between chaos and uproar this holiday season. . . it's nice to have some "relax" time in betwixt all the "hustle and bustle"!

been having fun using my "Merry Kitschmas" digital kit from Chelsea Ann over at Itty Bitty Birdy. . . and guess what? good news!

Chels is offering her digital kit "Merry Kitschmas" on sale through the holiday season. . . that's right. . . the whole kit for just $3.50!
what a steals. . . and what a GREAT last minute gift idea :)

here are some pages i did using the kit:

so. . . Merry Kitschmas ya' all. . . from us to you!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Decor 2009

Christmas tree 2009

my "kitsch" tree. . . complete with ornaments that i don't want broken (hence the tree on top of a high cabinet). . .
little hands make short work of shiny brite! ;)

can you also spot my meager smoker collection?
you should see my parents! *swoon*. . .
i am new to the collecting. . . but working on it!
adding a new one each year

part of my vintage golden record books collection

just a small sampling of my vintage ornament boxes. . . they are all full of ornaments too!
hmmm. . . you would think i would stop buying them, wouldn't you?
i just can't helps myself!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

i've been dreaming of a Kitschy Digitals christmas!

you all know out there my love for Kitschy Digitals. . . and well. . . kitsch in general.
so i HAD to come up with some *fun* and yet *easy* crafts for Christmas featuring Kitschy Digitals kits.
[i am all about the *easy*!]

i have always dreamed of kitschy Christmases. . . always.
nostaligia is what makes christmas so special and adding touches of kitschy/retro here and there (or decorating your ENTIRE house in it. . . like me!) is what brings that nostaligia back. . . like grannies house on a cold christmas eve. . . all warm and homey like! ;)

who doesn't want a pine cone elf or pom pom angel on their tree?
how about those little glittered cardboard houses that you put strands of lights in? complete with little plastic deer and people skating on a "mirror" pond?
it makes me all giddy just thinking about it!
a kitschy/retro christmas is what i want every year.

so. . . with ALL of that in mind. . . presenting some crafts to liven up your home with "kitsch-y-ness" this holiday time of year:

how about some floral pics for your retro christmas planter?

all you need is:

white cardstock
wooden craft sticks
a printer
KD Olivia digi kit
KD Skylar digi kit
an image of a santa hat

i opened the pose doll head pngs into Photoshop. . . recolored the elements. . . added the santa hat. . . and saved different color combos.
i then opened the different color combos in Photoshop and made a printable collage.
printed the collage and cut them out. . . glued onto wooden craft sticks. . . stuck into planter and wallah! all done.

very colorful and easy to do. . . fun to do with kids. . . i am ALWAYS keeping that in mind. . . with two little crafters running around myself i have to have "projects" ready daily!

onto the next project. . . how about using those same christmas KD pics to put in a tinsel wreath?
the retro impact is palpable!

i have this hanging in my kitchen. . . nothing like red and aqua together to make any kitchen a "kitschy kitchen"!

lastly. . . for today, at least ;). . . how about using those pose doll print outs as gift tags?. . . just cut and put on any christmas gift to liven it up.
you could add do-dads or glitter to them. . . but i left mine just plain.
i think the impact is just as CUTE!

well, i hope this gets you in the "kitschy" mood of christmas!
it sure makes me want to put on some Bing Crosby and croon away while wrapping presents. . . baking sweets. . . and decking the halls! ;)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Polaroid Friday. . . Katrina Tan

coming up this week on polaroid Friday. . . Katrina Tan!

you may know Katrina for her fabulous blog. . . puglypixel. . . or her wonderful Flickr stream. . . puglyfeet.

Katrina's images are so retro cool and full of vintage love.
i could just hug every pic she takes!

her style is right on and her taste in kitsch/retro is impeccable! ;)
also. . . i would LOVE to rummage through her shoe supply and grab a few for meself!

you can see some samples of Katrina's shoes at her fun photo blog. . . shoe-sy

here are some polaroids to get my point across. . .




just impeccable taste, right?
that Scottie brooch is barking up the right tree if you ask me. . . and that purse. . . *swoon*!. . . and let's not forget the killer shot with the aqua tights and retro radio!!!
so rad.

thanks Katrina for letting me use your photos!

. . . go and see some more for yourself here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

just because. . .

been feeling a bit like nothing is getting done. . . yet i am busier than EVER.
does this register with anyone out there?
maybe it is the "Christmas fever" or the lack of direction on my part. . . but NONE of my projects are getting finished. very frustrating!

well. . . along with that has come a "lag" in my ability to keep posts up.
where are the weeks going?
oh well.
i am having a BLAST trying to keep up though. . . but still frustrating!

well. . . been working on some KD stuff.
here is a sneak peek:

i also saw this post by Katrina and about DIED at the cuteness of these teeny tiny deer!
i want one for my Blythe SOOOO bad!
very cute!

oh. . . and here is a funny image i saw on Flickr by Simply*Mein:

talk about Kitschy CUUUUTE!
a snowman? riding a deer?
in love with it! ;)

so. . . this post was "just because".

Friday, December 4, 2009

Polaroid Friday. . . Gretchen Moss

Happy Friday. . . and . . . happy Polaroid friday! ;)

this week i am featuring the "oh SO" kitschy gal. . . Gretchen Moss.

she is the owner of Shop66 and is known as ggmossgirl in the Flickr world.

her photos are ALWAYS full of bright colors like red and yellow and her pose doll collection would make any grown man *swoon*!
really. . . just glorious!. . . i like to think of Gretchen as the queen of pose dolls. . . she has a WHOLE room dedicated to her dollies. . . i LOVE that!

she also runs the very radical Etsy shop. . . Shop66. . . if you love anything kitsch, vintage, kawaii, japan. . . well. . . everything that is radical. . . then stop by and have your eyes jump into "eye candy overdrive"! ;)

check out this eye candy:

"Forest Friends" original

see what i mean? just glorious!
thanks Gretchen! and don't forget to check out her blog. . . . . not to be missed!