Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's Holiday Swap Time!

(All snippet roll photos courtesy of Pinterest)
Sign ups open

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Autumn Fairy

a set of atc's for a swap.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Matchbox Heaven

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
this Halloween
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
photo album
Be back soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Masked Beauties

Isn't this the best theme for an atc swap?
Kimberly at
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

More Halloween ATC's...More Vintage Image Freebies

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

ATC's and Twinchies and Freebies, Oh My!

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
but we are doing twinchies over in my
I can't end a hump day post
without leaving
a few image freebies for you.

Until next time....

Final Swap for the Halloween Season!

Sign-ups open now!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mail Call & Vintage Image Freebies

My mail art for a swap
hosted by

Fun creating
and even more fun receiving!
Vintage sheet music covers
are so creative and artistic.
I love to use them in collage and as
atc backgrounds.
Here's a few for you
to take and enjoy...


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ANOTHER Halloween Swap & FREE Halloween Collage Sheet!

Yes, another Halloween swap...
and a vintage Halloween
image freebies
collage sheet
(courtesy Plush Possum Studios)


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Celebrating the Return of Haunted Hump Day with a Swap!

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.
holes punched,
and bound.
This swap is open for signups in
And one of my blog friends
who keeps me inspired
all season long
is Marfi,
 the hostess of Haunted Hump Day.
Get inspired yourself with weekly visits to