Thursday, November 15, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lizzie Borden Is Here...Just In Time For Your Halloween Decorating!

My Lizzie Borden doll got demolished during my May computer crash. She was half done when it happened. I have resurrected her and I thinks she is even better than my original version. I guess there was a silver lining! Here she is flaunting her hatchet and bloody gloves.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112038472/lizzie-borden-halloween-decoration

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Meet Artprose on etsy

 Ann has an etsy shop that sells brooches using some of my paper doll characters! Check her out...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103402225/bat-lady-brooch

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New For Halloween...

Here are 4 new products in my shop this week. I have two versions of the striped Halloween tags: one is regular Halloween, the other is Marie Antoinette Halloween. www.rhondasoriginals.biz




The Halloween oval images are 30x40mm, a standard size for jewelry pendants.The jewelry making kits are easy to find on etsy. They can also be used as cupcake toppers, scrapbook and card embellishments, and more! The coordinating sheets in  1 inch sized square and circle shapes are also in my new DIY Jewelry Section.
Here is the shop address...  www.rhondasoriginals.biz



Finally, here is my new Halloween vintage style flashcard sheet. Set of 10 designs for home and school projects. See my listing for usage suggestions. https://www.etsy.com/listing/110715453/digital-halloween-flashcards-words-and


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Meet THEVELVETRABBIT on etsy !

Take a look at what THEVELVETRABBIT did using my Halloween character HP29, Jackie O'Lantern. She is selling it in her etsy shop. Too cute!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109819257/halloween-masquerade-ball-little-clown

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Whole NEW Crafting Section

Since so many crafters are making their own jewelry, I have created a new "DIY Jewelry Images" Section in the shop. Here you will find digital images to make charms, pendants for yourself for gifts, or for party "Make and Take" projects, etc. You are sure to find the perfect graphics that appeal to both kids and big girls...LIKE ME! http://www.etsy.com/shop/RhondasOriginals?section_id=6210841 
Many of the images incorporate parts from my paper doll characters. They come in standard circle, square, and oval sizes that fit standard jewelry findings. And speaking of JEWELRY FINDINGS...
Stop by www.kcdcraftemporium.com to see my brand new "RhondasOriginals" Section in the left side menu! I will be selling my products over there. It just opened and new stock is being added as I speak. Be sure to sign up for an account so you can get the jewelry findings AND my images in one pop! Easy peasy shopping, don't you think?



Friday, August 31, 2012

NEW: Skellie and Nellie Steampunk Paper Doll

Skellie and Nellie run the unscrupulous "Sleight O'Hand Poker School." Digital download. Prints two sides. https://www.etsy.com/listing/108257701/halloween-decoration-paper-doll

See all of the Halloween Steampunk parade characters in my Halloween section at www.rhondasoriginals.biz

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer Is Ending In Connecticut

Buttonwood Farms in Connecticut sells fresh sunflowers to support the "Make A Wish" Foundation. This farm planted approx. 300,000 sunflower plants. It is an amazing sight.

Now it is time to think "Halloween!"




NEW: Jackie O'Lantern Paper Doll

Here is my newest Halloween Parade Paper Doll character. Jackie O'Lantern, the Pumpkin Monger and her daughter are selling their wares at the Halloween Dance. Chinese lanterns dangle from thread, wheels spin. Here is the listing...  https://www.etsy.com/listing/107989105/halloween-decoration-paper-doll  More new items coming soon!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Swan Theatre By Marie Antionette on Etsy!

Look what Marie made! A 3D Swan Theatre! She was nice enough to send me photos to show here on the blog. Here is her wonderful etsy shop link.This swan theatre is sold, but there are others for sale here...  http://www.etsy.com/shop/marieantionette?ref=pr_shop_more

Her blog is at http://www.tonidolls.blogspot.com/  She has info of using a bleach pen on denim! Check it out!




Saturday, June 9, 2012

Congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS to hubby on winning a SECOND award for his first novel, "The Ropewalk" ! It has only been out for 6 months and he has won two awards for it so far! This new one is from the 2012 New York Book Festival. We still don't know if I won anything for the cover design. Fingers crossed!
Go to this link below and read the great reviews from customers and to purchase copies. Suspense, romance, including facts about the history of Maine...everyone will enjoy it! Softcover and kindle versions.

Makes a great Father's Day gift!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Handmade Dolls Coming !

I have been designing some new tiny clothespin dolls that I will be selling in the shop. Shown here are...
the tutu girl (left), cotton candy girl, and the "she sells seashells" girl.

Then below is a vintage Elizabeth I clothespin doll (in progress).

Should I also offer the how-to instructions for crafters to make their own?





More fun stuff...

Next I made some cute dolls from tiny perfume bottles. The how tos are in ArtDoll Quarterly magazine, Feb. 2012. The designer is Julia Watada and she sells them made up at http://http//www.etsy.com/shop/watadastudios
Here are mine...


My vintage paper shoe

I finally got some free time to make a paper shoe using the instructions by Terri Gordon.  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2010/01/elegant-shoe-tutorial.html . I challenged myself to only use items that were kicking around my craft table at that moment. I found some vintage book pages, some birds on wire, and rubber stamps and punches. I made a tiny envelope, stamped it and tucked it inside of the shoe with some paper grass. One bird on a wire is passing a tiny heart to the other bird on wire. The front shoe decoration is made using an edge punch and heart punch from Martha Stewart. The heel is made from a coil of vintage book page. A paper butterfly has landed at the heel.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Did you know I have jewelry in the shop?

I am not just about paper dolls! Jan purchased my polymer clay bird pendant and made this lovely necklace. You can see it in her etsy shop here...  http://www.etsy.com/listing/100015930/rustic-bird-petroglyph-necklace-in  I have other jewelry in my shop, pendants and necklaces!


Rustic Bird Petroglyph Necklace in Turquoise, Leather, and Clay

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I salvaged this design from the Easter weekend computer crash!

I had just finished this 2.5 square gift box design about five hours before my computer crashed at Easter time. I hadn't backed it up yet because it was so new. I fussed and fumed for days because I didn't want to have to do a total redo! But, I loved it so much, I knew that I would have to. Fortunately, I remembered that I had made a printout of the final. (Thank you, God.) So I will try scanning it and creating a final collage sheet to put up for sale. It has different nature designs on all 6 sides. Several of them came from Karen at http://www.Graphics Fairy.blogspot.com . An optional 3D butterfly sits on top. Stay tuned for the final.


Great Customer Project Idea!

Mary has done it again! She repurposed the bunny from my MA15 Royal Chocolatier paper doll and created this adorable spring/summer decoration...that lasts long after Easter.

Thanks Mary! Mary's etsy shop is at http://www.polkadothill.etsy.com  She has some diverse and beautiful things, so be sure to check her shop out ! Here is the listing to buy these two lovelies....  http://www.etsy.com/listing/96679896/spring-fairy-basket-and-bunny-peat-pot








 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Bunny Gift Box and Tags, Placecards

Chocolate Easter bunnnies holding some springtime pussy willows. A perfect favor for the Easter table. Matching tags can be used as place cards. You don't have to use the bunnies...the box looks pretty without them. Tuck the separate box into the recipient's Easter Basket. (small candies, jelly beans, tiny jewelry fit inside.)  Easy assembly! Instructions included.

If you notice, this matches the Marie Antoinette Royal Chocolatier Parade Character.

Here is a link to the listing:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/96674415/easter-bunny-gift-box-cupcake-topper

Monday, March 26, 2012

Royal Chocolatier Is Here !

This doll isn't too, too Eastery, so you can use it year round. The link is here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95722340/digital-easter-bunny-paper-doll

Free Printable From Pinterest

I just got started on Pinterest. I found this cool free printable on there. I don't know who the author of the saying is, though. Click on the red button to the right to see what else I found there! Tutorials, Free Printables, Craft Projects, etc!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Let Them Eat...Pretzels!

Did you know that pretzels are connected to Lent and that there is a "pretzel prayer?" Google online to learn about the history of this snack. Here is my Pretzel Angel digital download paper doll link. The back of the sign says, "Let Them Eat Pretzels!"   http://www.etsy.com/listing/95739109/digital-marie-antoinette-paper-doll



I am featured on this blog...

Thanks Mary, for the plug! http://polkadothillmusings.blogspot.com/

Go to http://www.polkadothill.etsy.com/ to see Mary's beautiful etsy shop! Great one of a kind dolls!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

NEW Marie Torso

I provide the torso and embellishments (not all of them are shown here) and you create the skirt. Flowers, basket with flowers, heart images, and cupcakes (shown here) Arm moves. How-tos included. See my shop link... http://www.etsy.com/listing/94950945/digital-marie-antoinette-vintage-paper

Cute Project For Kids Room...

http://indiecrafts.craftgossip.com/2012/03/10/plastic-animal-hangers/

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Great Paper Doll For Easter...Or Any Occasion!

New Marie Antoinette 3D Royal Poulterer paper doll has a rooster tail instead of a bustle! More details in the listing at the link ... http://www.etsy.com/listing/94546222/marie-antoinette-paper-doll-digital Go to my etsy shop to see the other paper dolls available. http://www.rhondasoriginals.biz/


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Just When You Thought You've Seen Every Art Possible...

I just started getting acitive on Flickr. A lady commented on one of my items in Spanish. I went to her page to see what she was into and was blown away by her typewriter art! Arte de la Machina de Escribir. It looks like she follows a counted cross stitch pattern and reproduces it using a typywriter. She must change cartridges for the colors to change. My Spanish is rusty, so that is as far as I could get in understanding the process as seen on her blog.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arteenmaquinadeescribir/sets/72157627127057067/

Friday, February 3, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Look What Sylvie Made !

Take a look at these fabulous greeting cards made by Sylvie in Luxembourg. Very professional, creative layouts! Wouldn't they also make great wall decor?

She made these using: MA6 Post Mistress, HP9 Yvette, the Bat Lady, HP15 Vampire Lady with poison bottle.

Thanks for sharing your creations with us, Sylvie!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Valentine Section In The Shop !

What's not to love? This is a sample of my latest goodies in the NEW Valentine Section. You can also find a stand up greeting card, some decorations with spinning hearts (a Rhonda's Originals exclusive design), and paper dolls !

More new Valeintine things coming, so visit often or go to www.facebook.com/rhondasoriginals where I announce pretty much every new items when it is done.

Valentine Section Link...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RhondasOriginals?section_id=11006757

New For Valentine's Day !

Give them something for Valentine's Day that they will keep, rather than the ho-hum greeting card that will get thrown away. This love theme can be used throughout the year because it isn't too "Valentine-y". The sign says, "Magic Tea" in French.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90674743/valentine-paper-doll-digital-download

This can also be used in my Marie Parade because this character is in the same size range and has wheels to match the other characters.