Friday, October 30, 2015

Lunagirl October Challenge Theme: Gothic

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!  Yes, it's a day early, but since Halloween is on a Saturday this year (woo hoo!), everyone will be busy!  Who doesn't love handing out candy to the kiddos and eating a home-cooked meal and watching scary movies all day (me!). 

Below is another mixed media piece I created for Lunagirl's October challenge.  The theme is Gothic.  I used a Lunagirl collage sheet titled Edwardian Gothic and I found the cute bird with the witch hat in my stash..  Don't you love that creepy photo of those two girls?  They remind me of those creepy twins from "The Shining." 

Lunagirl October Challenge-Gothic.  Go and check out the other beautiful artwork!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Gecko Galz October Challenge: "Music In Me!"

Hi everyone!  I'm so sorry I haven't been around in awhile to visit your lovely blogs.  I'm completely swamped at work and by the time I get home, I'm so tired.  I did manage to create this mixed media piece for the Gecko Galz October challenge "Music In Me!" I used a Gecko Galz collage sheet called Beautiful Music for the pretty framed image.  Come on over and check out the other gorgeous artwork!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pocket Letters, ATC's and Tags

Here I go again!  I promised myself that I would post more and here I am two weeks later.  I've been so busy at work, by the time I get home and do whatever needs to be done on the homestead, the last thing I want to look at is a computer!  So here, again, is another Hodge Podge post!

I participated in two Pocket Letters swaps, Halloween and Autumn.  Pocket Letters are so addicting!  You can go here for more info.

I made the card below for my autumn PL swap partner.

Oh Kimberly (ArtJoyStuff), I'm so going to miss your wonderful atc swaps!  Below are the atc's I created for Kimberly's last swap.  The theme was Linen and Lace.

These beautiful atc's are what I received in-return.  From left to right, Maggie Raguse, Wendy Wirln and Kimberly Laws

This is the tag I created a few weeks ago for Tag Tuesday.  The theme was "Pastels."

Below is from last week's theme "People."

Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!  Any fun festivals, events, or Halloween parties this weekend?  Please share!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Halloween and Tea

Hi everyone!  I have another hodge podge post!  

One of my swap buddies, Michele - Nook And Cranny, came up with a wonderful idea of swapping altered book covers.  Halloween was the theme.  

The witch is what I created for Michele.  In my stash, I found this dour woman dressed in black.  She's the perfect witch.  I had an old book about witches, so I used the book cover from that book as my base and went from there!

This absolutely gorgeous creation is what Michele created for me!  The tears welled up when I opened the box.  This is such a beautiful keepsake that I will keep for ever!  I love everything about it and she must have read my mind that the Francis Ford Coppola version of Dracula is my favorite vampire movie of all time.  Who could resist the love story between the Count Dracula and Mina.......ahhhhh, so romantic!

The tag below is for last week's Tag Tuesday theme, Earth's Bounty.  Isn't the chipboard girl adorable?

This is the super awesome Autumn/Halloween pocket letter I received from my swap partner Suzanne Robertson.  I'm not sure if Suzanne has a blog, but we both belong to the Facebook group Altered Egos.  This is a super fun swap group, so check it out!

I also participated in Stephanie's (The Enchanted Rose) Tea Cup & Mug Exchange.  Stephanie hosts this exchange several times a year and it's one of my favorites!  If you are interested in exchanging a tea cup or mug, click on the link in this paragraph for more information about this fun event!  Below is the beautiful vintage tea cup I received from Trisha (American Honey Home).  I love the pretty pastel colors and flower inside of the cup.  She also made me these lovely autumn tags and included a wonderful mix of tea, which has already been sampled.  All were delicious!  Thanks again Trisha!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week my friends!

I'm linking this post up to Stephanie's The Enchanted Rose-Roses of Inspiration #40.