Crop for Tornado Relief and Some Art with Brand new Retro Cafe Art Collage Sheets!

Yes, folks, I do believe it is time for a crop! And what better reason to have one than to help support the victims of the tornadoes that recently swept through Western Massachusetts? I think that is a darned good reason, personally! The crop is on July 9th and for $35 you will get 12 hours of cropping (9am-9pm), a light breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a goodie bag, make and takes, and lots of chances to win some GREAT prizes! Also, we are collecting canned goods to help out the victims, as well, so for every can you bring to the crop you get an extra raffle ticket!!! YAY! We are going to have a BLAST! For more information check out the flyer below and feel free to email me with any questions! I would so LOVE to have you there! If you cannot be there and are associated with a crafting company that may like to make a donation, we are planning on donating all the funds to the relief efforts, so any donations are appreciated! We have so many FABULOUS companies already helping us out! It is SO exciting!!!

Now, I want to share with you a couple of pieces I created over the weekend using some BRAND NEW collage sheets from Retro Cafe Art! Seriously! They have a BUNCH of new ones and I am LOVING THEM ALL!!!

Embellished Gift box

This is a simple gift box I created using the new Movie Ticket Stripe Collage Sheet in blue. I added a simple Tim Holtz spinner and some fabulous glass glitter along with some beautiful May Arts Crinkle ribbon to finish it off!


I also created a wonderful little ATC using several collage sheets. You can get most of the collage sheets in printed form or in digital form if you prefer to print them yourself at home.

Fairies in a Jar ATC

For this one I used several sheets! Two of the new ones, Vintage French Mason Jars and Vintage Candy Crowns, along with the wonderful fairies from the Vintage Fairies sheet! I added a bit of vintage lace, some ink, and a fabulous paper flower to accent the piece. If you have never tried collage sheets before, I highly suggest giving them a shot! They are so much fun to mix and match to create wonderful little pieces!!! (Or big ones, for that matter. HA!) To check out more of the new sheets head on over to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Blog!


Anyway, I hope you have a super fantabulous Monday that is filled with things to smile about!


  1. They are lovely - I always think you're on to a winner with flower fairies!!!

  2. WOW!!!!! Love your projects....soooo SWEET.

  3. what a great way to raise money! wish i lived closer and i would sign up!

    wow you were busy this weekend. what great project1

  4. Lovely work, and I would love to come to your crop, but it's a tad too far! Pity, but wish you all lots of luck and a super fun time.
    Hugs, Valerie

  5. Boy, do I EVER wish I could attend the crop! I was very involved in one of our local news channel's efforts to raise money & collect items for Joplin, so I think this is AWESOME! As for the ATC & box - wow! You never cease to amaze (and definitely IMPRESS) me with your ability to put things together. I don't have your artistic eye & I always love seeing what you've created! Hugs & smiles to you today!

  6. These are great - I will be checking out the collage sheets! The crop sounds like fun, such a good cause too!

  7. Great projects - love your vintage style!

  8. Pretty projects!!
    And such a good cause for a crop!

  9. Super cute projects (of course!!) Love the glitter glass on the box!

  10. Love your fairies in/on the mason jar, Jingle. And all the layers of the ATC. Good luck with the crop... what a great cause.

  11. Wow, these are gorgeous creations!

  12. Getting lots of awesome comments about your pieces!
    I just now realized the crown and fairies on the ATC were from RCAG sheets. lol. I added it to my post!
    You rock!

  13. You are such a clever paper crafter! Love the new creations.

  14. Fabulous projects. Retro Cafe Art rocks!

  15. I love your decorative box, so pretty.
    Your card is equally as stunning.


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