Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

Yes its finally here. I have one last post for the Halloween season. The charm swap I played along with.
Hosted by the lovely and talented Thespa at Vintiquities Workshop.

We had to make 15 charms. five of three different designs.

It was hard to try and photograph all these together,
but here's mine.

The first set were rusty keys with skulls and frozen Charlotte dolls chained together.

My favorites had to be these metal book of spells with the glass eye.
Somehow I didn't get a good photo of the
Skeleton arm holding a crystal,
hanging from the crystal is a brass charm of a skull with wings.

Here's the charms I received in return all put together in my new Halloween bracelet.
Artists from left to right are.
Hope More, Heather Williams, Den Patrick,Virginia Abshire,
 Jeanne Gripp, Lexi Grenzer, Thespa, Tina Schiefer,Rhea Freitag, Me,
 Marilou Bain, Kathy,Me, Dana James, Sandy Bale, Darci, Rhea Freitag, Ginger Swanson.
Thank you all ladies .I just LOVE my new bracelet.

But that's not all.... it is Halloween after all
so I have one extra Book of Spells charm to give away to one lucky
Trick or Treater. Just leave a comment to be entered. I'll pick a winner at Midnight tonight.
Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Winner of my giveaway is #40    Ann

If you click on the link above Thespa has a
linky party going on where you can see all the artists creations.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Birthday Thanks

I want to Thank all my Blog friends who sent me such wonderful things for my Birthday.
You truly did make it extra special.
From my dear friend Terry at
She sent me this lovely card and some lace and
 Halloween treats which I've already been using. :0)
Thank you so much Terry!!!

Oh my gosh!! Can you believe what Marie from Lost Bird Studio
made me. She is so talented and I just adore all her handcrafted gifts.

she made me this darling little bag that held all this Gorgeous bling!!

and how about this beautiful pillow. Inside the pockets she tucked in her lovely tags.
Marie has such a way with white and I will cherish these for years to come.

From my dear friend Lynne at   Adorn
Who gifted me with this beautiful lace,
 packets of French Ephemera, a darling vintage photo,
A hand made notepad and her sweet tag.
thank you so much Lynne its all Beautiful!!

I had already shared what my sweet friend Jo from My Paper Playhouse
sent me me. See previous post here. if you missed it

Three of my BFF's surprised me too!
Kathryn, Debbie and Mindi who also made my Birthday extra special.
Kathryn treated me to a fabulous lunch
and a package of all kinds of creative goodies.

These vintage cookie cutters, cool Skelly, some beautiful postcards and stamps.
Sorry I didn't get picture of everything before I put it all away.

Debbie surprised me with a box she decorated. (yes shes very talented)
Tim's new Tombstone die, and all kinds of fun embellishments.

And all these cool Die cut from Tim's Halloween dies!
Also a foam Skelly and some acetate embellishments.

She also decorated this beautiful box and inside a
Gorgeous necklace made by Betsy Johnson.
Cool spider huh?
Thank you so much Debbie. I LOVE it all!

 Mindi also surprised me with Tim's new Halloween Stamps
and a big package of Halloween die cuts.
She knows how much I love Halloween,WOOOHOOO!

So I'm all set for next Halloween and you'll be seeing those things show up next year!
I'd say I am very spoiled!! Thank you all for making my day so special!
and to my MOM who took me away for the Best Birthday ever!!
Thanks MOM!!!

I have my Blogaversary coming up in about a week
 so hope you'll stop by soon for that.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween-its almost here!

and I still have lots of pictures I need to post.
so here goes.,,,,

Here's some Halloween Atc's I created for swaps.
This one was for the Winner take all on VPI.
I'm entering this for the Halloween challenge at.
Where your piece needs to include stamping.
Stamps are from Oxford Impressions Masquerade plate.
I used the Tim Holtz On the edge Graveyard die cut from Sizzix
Also entering this in the I Spy Saturday at Sizzix..

The next three were created for the Good Witch /Bad Witch ATC swap
at Blissful art swaps.
 I made the little wooden circles with
good/ bad on each side.
She's a Good Witch!

She's a Bad Witch. teeheehee

and She likes Scary days and Spooky nights.
Hope your all about ready for Trick or Treaters!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Tags Swap

I played along in the Halloween tag swap hosted by Kimberly at
Kimberly does the most amazing job when she puts these swaps together.
Everything is packaged so sweetly. 
She made the adorable clip from a wooden clothes pin 
and a wooden tag attached to the tag book. 

This Boo tag was created by Wendy at

This Beauty was created by Jo Anne at

This not so Wicked Witch was created by Kelly at

This Masked beauty was created by Holly at

and This Angel Of Darkness was created by Caroline at

Thank you all for these amazing works of Halloween Art.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Matchbox swap

I played along in the Halloween Matchbox swap hosted by 
I received the most wonderful treats from Peace.
First off this matchbox , hum wonder whats behind the eye?

Well  its a mysterious little peephole to the inside.

This is what I found when I opened it. 
A most delightful display of potions and treats.

She also sent this sweet tussie mussie

and this colorful bunting!!!

and how about this paper dress and Witch hat. 
What every Which will be wearing this fall.
So cute!!!

She thought of everything. 
A sweet Witch ornament made with chenille stems

and another ornament in a cookie cutter.

Here's a shot of all the Halloween loot!!
Thanks you Peace. Its all Amazing!!!!

Here's a picture of what I sent Peace.
You can see a close up of my Matchbox 
What Every Witch needs to be Boo-tiful! in a previous post.

I'm making my way around to visit you all.
 Thank you for the wonderful comments on being a new Grandma.
It warms my heart!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Best News Ever!!!!!

We have a new limb on our Family tree.

Our son & his wife just had their first baby,
 Making my DH and I Grandma & Grandpa!!!
 His name is Emmett.
He weighed in at 7 lbs 16 oz and is 21" long.
Ten finger's & toe's and Healthy!!
Blond hair, blue eyes
We all couldn't be happier
Were hoping to see him at Christmas.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Nut Cup Swap

I played along in the Halloween Nut Cup Swap hosted by
We each were assigned two partners to trade with
Here's the Nut Cups and goodies I got in return.

This FUN one came from Pamela Kenny
(sorry no blog)

here's all the goodies tucked inside.

This little sweetie (love the bird)
 came from Stephanie at

and the goodies tucked inside.

and here's the one I sent to each girl.
Sorry my pictures so blurry.
One of these days I remember to check my photos
BEFORE  I mail my swaps out. LOL
Such a fun swap
I'm off to catch up on my blog hoping and over 500 emails.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Winners of my Giveaway

Image courtesy of The Sum of all crafts

The Gypsy has consulted her Tarot cards...
 In this case the Random number Generator
and selected four winners for my giveaway.

I just wish I could give everyone a prize but 

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
22 2 10 38
Winner of the Ribbon doll and a few more treats ....Krisha
Winner of the Halloween ornament and a few more treats....Karenliz
Winner of a Halloween Surprise is Andis English Attic
another winner of a Halloween surprise is Julie from Pippinsnest

Congrats to the winners and
Thank You to everyone who took the time to leave a comment.
If you didn't win keep watching ....my Blogaversary is coming up soon!!
I'll do my best to contact the winners.
 If I can't reach any of them by next Saturday I'll redraw

I'm back from my Birthday getaway.
Had a FABULOUS time and ready to get back to creating and sharing.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Welcome to the Le Mysterieux Carninal

Welcome to the
Le Mysterieux Carnival blog hop.
So glad you stopped by for a visit
Do you have your silver ticket yet?

No worries you can use mine

A gypsy fire is on the hearth
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe’en

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

Carnival mask I created just for this event.

An altered Matchbox for a swap.
Book of Spells How to be Boo-tiful
What very witch needs in her wardrobe

The Gypsy Fortune teller is ready to read the tea leaves.
A Altered Altoid tin I made for a swap.
Help yourself to this image of How to tell Fortunes with tea leaves.
from my private collection. Written in 1941
Personal use only, not to be sold or used in collage sheets.

A Ribbon Carnival doll
is up for granbs as blog candy

Also this darling Halloween/Fall ornament in its own metal tin.

I have a few more Treats to Giveaway but those are a Mystery.
Befitting for the Le mysterieux Carnival don't you think?

Just leave a comment. Make sure I have a way to contact you.
Drawing will be on Sat. Oct 13th. using the random # generator.
Only one entry please.
Your comments won't show up right away as I'll be out of town.
but trust that they are there.

Thanks for stopping by
To visit all the wonderful blogs participating just click on the link to take you there.

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