Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween swaps

I did a couple of Halloween swaps this year.
One was with my dear blog friend Meri from
If you don't know Meri you really need to stop by her blog for a real treat!
 She made me this AMAZING!!! Halloween Poe book.
Inside pages fold out for some really fun pages!!
She also made me this ADORABLE  Witch necklace
made with a vintage China doll head.
complete with her own hat. 
I couldn't wait to wear it!!!

Just some of the goodies to play with!!
Thank you so much Meri. I know I'll have a blast with all these goodies!

 I played in the Halloween matchbox swap at Vintage Dragonfly.
 My partner was Tabitha, She made this incredible coffin box.
It opens to a wicked black skeleton.
Forgot to take a photo of the rest of the goodies 
I had already put them way. Oops!!
Happy Halloween my blog Friends!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Vintage Journey- TO DIE FOR

Halloween 13 to 31
Countdown Calender

Thrilled to be a Guest this Halloween Season for 
Where the theme is TO DIE FOR 
Inspired by who else but Tim Holtz

Products Used Tim Holtz:
Dies Big Dies: Rickety House, Gothic Boo,
Decorative Strip: Halloween shadows
On The Edge Dies: Graveyard, On the Fence
Distress ink : Vintage photo.
Idea-ology: Plaquetts
Grunge paper

Other Products used:
Christmas tree shaped boxes 
Circle punch,
Misc papers, Glue,
Brads for drawer pulls, Misc #'s for drawers.
Green flower soft,
Black and grey paint
Mini Pumpkins
Black Glitter

Well this isn't exactly the boxes I started with, but close enough. 
They didn't have the back on it.
Found at my local craft store just waiting to be altered.
I took the boxes apart. Counted out enough for 13 to 31 days.
Then figured out how I wanted to arrange them.
I knew I wanted to use several of Tim's dies as my focal point.
So I left the center open to set my scene.
I cut a variety of papers to fit the fronts of the boxes and 
used a punch for the circular area.
Painted all of the boxes black, glued on the papers. 
Then started  die cutting the images.
I punched a small hole in each drawer and used a brad for the pulls. 
Edged each drawer with Vintage Photo distress ink 
Close up of the center scene. 
I used grunge board for the boo, painted black and added black glitter
Punched out the tombstones 
painted grey and added green flower soft for moss.
Glued on the # for each drawer added a skull and some pumpkins.
Could you image receiving a countdown calender like this for Halloween?
Especially if each drawer was filled with 
TIM HOLTZ goodies!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

Time again for my Guest spot on Spellbinders Mixed Media Monday
with A Gilded Life /Spellbinders products
The theme this month is Autumn.
I created an Altered Altoid tin with embossed metals
in beautiful Autumnal colors.
For a full tutorial visit 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Cabinet Card

I just Love Halloween and Altering Old Cabinet cards .
 I made this one for a swap with a special blog friend.
Now that shes received it I can show it to you.
The text ,broom and large #'s come from 

I have lots more to post just running behind again!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Blog Candy Winners

I used the Random # Generator to pick the numbers.
I put together some FUN goodie bags for the winners.
Drum Roll............................

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
13 18 1 31 
Timestamp: 2014-10-05 04:17:13 UTC

# 13 Hettienne Grobler
#18 Laura Strack
#1 Sherry from Creatology
#31 Sarah Hemphill
Congrats ladies.
Please send me your contact info so I can mail them out
Thanks for playing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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