a set of atc's for a swap.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I have sooooo much Halloween to share with you
but have been too busy the past couple of weeks
to take pictures and blog.
I will try to play catch up over the next 10 days.
Yes, 10 days until Halloween!
Can you believe it?
My partner Michele
loves nature themes so I incorporated
as many flowers, berries, leaves and feathers
a matchbox top could hold.
I even managed to fit a
mini witches broom in there.
I truly enjoyed working with all the different elements
and beautiful fall colors.
This is the finished piece...
with lots of
Halloween treats tucked inside.
Michele created a special box
for me also.
She really captured my love of whimsy
with this glam skelly!
The altered faux watch
in the foreground
is another cherished piece she
created for me.
I partnered with two Michelle's
and this is the sweetly spooky
box I received from
And the box I made for her.
I covered it with cheese cloth and gesso,
then layered it with the
stretchy spider web stuff that you
find in stores this time of year.
I took a plain white mask and covered it with
white mica flakes
then embellished away!
If you'd like to see more Halloween matchboxes
feel free to browse around our swap group
Be back soon!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Isn't this the best theme for an atc swap?
is our hostess.
I wasn't able to capture all the detail...
liquid pearl accents, black glitter tulle
but she really is a Halloween beauty.
In honor of Kimberly's swap
here are some masked images for you to enjoy...
as we celebrate another
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Just can't stop swapping!!!
Certainly not during this season...
And because it's another
here's some vintage postcard freebies for you!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I'm participating in three (so far!)
Halloween atc swaps this season.
I'll share what I've come up with so far.
This very vintage and beautiful witch
has her dance card in hand,
ready for the Halloween ball.
I adore the vintage German calendar background.
I have a wonderful set of these calendars
that I purchased from Valerie at
Isn't she a sweetie?
I'm sorry but in my book, wings and pointy hats never go out of style.
I wish this one photographed better.
It really has a lot of pretty detail that I wasn't
able to capture.
(Opening the pictures by clicking on them does help though.)
I'm not hosting an atc swap this Halloween
I can't end a hump day post
a few image freebies for you.
Until next time....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
My mail art for a swap
and even more fun receiving!
Vintage sheet music covers
are so creative and artistic.
I love to use them in collage and as
Here's a few for you
to take and enjoy...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Yes, another Halloween swap...
and a vintage Halloween
(courtesy Plush Possum Studios)
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hard to believe
but it is that magical, wonderful
time of year again
when our thoughts turn to
& Halloween swaps!
These are pictures of a swap I took part in
a few years ago.
I love each artists
depiction of Halloween
and the different mediums used
and all the fabulous embellishments.
In each pocket we placed
handmade tags and cards.
Not only do these turn out great
but they're inexpensive and easy.
Your "page" is simply a brown paper lunch bag
folded in half.
After decorating the front, back and inside
the pages are layered together.
This swap is open for signups in
And one of my blog friends
who keeps me inspired
all season long
the hostess of Haunted Hump Day.
Get inspired yourself with weekly visits to
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Wow, it's been awhile!
The weather here has turned cool and rainy
and brought me back indoors
away from my yard and fairy gardens.
So I started playing with
and sizzix dies...
and digital images...
and bits and baubles...
For my swap partner in