Thursday, December 15, 2016

White Christmas ATC's

 I so love crafting in a vintage style
and even moreso when the theme is
White Christmas!
 A piece of crocheted vintage trim for the background...
 and the sweetest tiny white bottle brush tree.
The frosty icicles are stickles and
German glitter glass.
Hope your holidays are creative & crafty!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sweet Charlotte

A darling little punkin
made for a friend...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Halloween Domino Book

Still LOVE making domino books!!!!
I haven't done one in quite a while
but it was as much fun as I remembered.
I had a very difficult time capturing this one in 
a photograph however.
The sparkly tulle skirt and my lighting did not mix.
But here is what I was able to capture.

Hope you all enjoyed a creative Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

It Simply Wouldn't Be Halloween Without a Swap!

Just needed to do something different
this time around though. 
I recently discovered loaded envelopes and
fell in love with the idea.

This is the envelope,
and the goodies I loaded it with
for my partner.


Happy Halloween!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Halloween Swap Open for Signups!

It's a loaded envelope swap!
Details are posted

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Was April Really the Last Time I Blogged ??!!??!!

I know I've been busy, distracted, even overwhelmed at times
but April?
I apologize for my absence and I must confess that what helped lure me back
is the waning of summer
and before you know it the arrival of 

So my dear fellow swappers in the flickr group, if you're still out there 
and still interested
I'd like to host a Halloween swap or two.

Our past Halloween swaps have been wonderfully wicked
and diverse.

Matchbox swaps. We've done a few.

The paper bag book swap was one of my favorites.

 We swapped twinchies
and domino books.

 I enjoyed making large tag books
of your beautiful witches.

Altering cartes de visites
spooky style
created amazing books!
 We could repeat a favorite or try something new..
dolls, banners, pocket letters...
the list is endless.
So if you are interested in swapping this season;
what would YOU like to do?

Monday, April 18, 2016

A Little Something for Me

My home is filled with so
many lovely handmade creations. 
If you've swapped with me
the treasure I received is most 
certainly displayed somewhere in my home.
While rearranging and reorganizing
these beautiful art pieces recently I realized
I have kept very little of what I've made for myself.
I LOVE swapping 
but that being said
 I needed to complete something that was a piece of me
to be kept by me.
I finally finished an altered vintage family album
that's been in the making for about a year.
And what better to hold onto
than a piece of my family!
The book "pages" are 
Tim Holtz cabinet cards.
They're sturdy, a good palette for collaging and layering.
 Mom and her best and lifelong friend..
Dad and his WWII army buddy..
 Dad working on our first family home...
Mom & Dad on their wedding day...
A 1958 family photo.
Mom, Dad and brother John are all gone now.
I'm the little one looking at my baby sister
in the bassinet.
The cards were so beautifully made
that I chose to leave the backs as is.

I made removable tags
that slide into the top opening
of the pages.
I'll share a little something else
I did for me..
Nothing brightens a home
or your spirits
more than a $3.99 Trader Joe's bouquet!
Treat yourself!!!
Sometimes we neglect to do that!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Oh So Vintage, Oh So Pretty Snippet Roll

This was the theme for our most recent swap.. 

I'll be back soon to share the
beautiful snippet roll
I received!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter!

Wishing all my dear blog friends
a most blessed Easter...