Saturday, September 29, 2012

No Tricks, All Treats

When I started blogging it wasn't with the intention of administering a swap group. It sort of happily evolved into that. This journey has introduced me to some very talented and kind bloggers, many of whom I now consider friends.
One of our recent projects was an altered carte de visite Halloween book. We each altered 5 cdv's (small antique photographs) and I bound them into books for each of us. The spectacular spider ribbon charms were made by Karla, one of the contributing artists.
Aren't they wonderfully spooky?
A couple of my artist friends involved in this project gifted me with pieces of their artwork...the best kind of gift one can receive! 
Thank you Karla! These are such amazing treats!
I'm absolutely in love with my altered Halloween book!
Inside of book...
Back of book
As a lover of all things vintage and especially vintage Halloween, I was thrilled upon opening this gorgeous wall hanging from Kimberly.
Thank you Kimberly! It's already found a treasured place on my living room wall!
And this is just the beginning.
Lots more Halloween creations coming. If you'd like a sneak peek, check out our group photo gallery HERE.
The last two swaps for 2012, both holiday themed, are also posted and open to signups!



With all these Great Halloween creations, I can't wait to see the ideas for Christmas!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

What a beautiful post...thank you for loving everything I put together for you and the group. I can not wait to see the CDV book.
Kim's hanging is bewitching for sure....
as I see the box, I noticed I forgot to put a closure on the lace to hold it shut...I had a velcro button! darn...oh well I am just glad you like it.
XOXO Karla

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi JoAnne,
So happy that you like your witchy ornie I sent. Karla's gifts are wonderful and I am so looking forward to receiving my little book. The last one you put together is still one of my very favorite swap returns!
enJOY a lovely Sunday,

Dorthe said...

Dear Joanne,
the recieved gifts are all so very wonderful, I love the hanger from dear Kimberly, and the ones from Karla, are so gorgeous, also.
Wonderful, that you are binding the books for everyone!
Happy sunday,

Kelly_Deal said...

Look at all of those wonderful pieces of art!

Nook and Cranny said...

The books turned out really great.
You deserve those wonderful goodies...
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh JoAnne, you lucky gal! Karla and Kimberly are both so very gifted! Oh my goodness, you will not believe all of the goodies Karla sent me in our matchbox swap. I am still discovering new items in it. ;-) All of the witch cards are gorgeous! Hugs sweetie.