match box swap

I joined the Halloween Matchbox swap at Vintage Dragonfly and was very excited to be paired with the very talented Lynn from Trash to Treasure Art. I have seen Lynn's work published in Stampington magazines many times and love her creations. Here is the wonderful matchbox and the awesome goodies she sent me.

First is this hauntingly spooky matchbox. We used the larger size box for this swap. I love the wicked tag chained to the skelly hand.

simply....thank you

As the dust begins to settle on our 2nd Practical Magic blog party I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you.....everyone that participated and created absolutely amazing posts (and all of you did no matter how small or big) and also to many of you that just stopped by to take a look and left me your lovely words.

practical magic party!

They're here! They're here!

Remember little Kylie Owens excitedly jumping up and down (broomstick in hand) when she saw the headlights on the cars pulling into the driveway? I felt like that this morning when I checked in on the party and saw the early birds already posting their links. I took a peek at some of them. You are all amazing.

Thank you thank you so much  for allowing me to indulge in something that has been a part of my life for the last 13 years. Finding so many of you that feel the same way and are willing to share your fondness for Practical Magic has been such a wonderful thing. I love that I can create this for you and bring us together to kick off my very favorite time of the year.

Well let's get started then shall we? You're here just in time for breakfast!

september atc swap

The theme for September's Blissfull ATC Swap is INDUSTRIAL. I knew that but....somewhere between the time I filed that information in my head and the time I started making my card I kept thinking of INDUSTRY.

So I set out to make my industry atc and came up with the 'Captains of Industry'. And it wasn't until I put it in the mail that I realized I was just a bit off. Sorry Wendy. I hope you both still like it.

wicked fun

Hello my pretties! I'm back from dancing with the gypsies. What a marvelous party that was and so wonderful to see lots of familiar faces, and new ones too, around the gypsy campfire. I think our dancing brought on the wind and clouds because today feels like a real autumn day. And that is exciting for me!

These dark skies and tonight's full Harvest moon are too tempting so I thought I would share a wickedly fun idea I've been playing with. Sometimes one image can inspire an entire project. In my collection of vintage images I found a picture of two ladies that really fascinated me. Soon a story started to spin in my head and I knew I had to use them for some of my Halloween creations.

I can't share all of it yet but I would like to introduce you to two interesting ladies.

a tale of gypsy dreams

Hello gypsy sisters and friends!

I'm so excited to see everyone's wagon around the campfire. Thank you so much to Celia for putting this great party together.

not all witches live in salem

Last year one of my swap partners sent me a little witch tag that had this quote. I've seen it in other places since then and it's always been one of my favorites.

september artful bag challenge

Hello September and hello also to our third and final Artful Bag Challenge Playing With Paper theme! My inspiration this month came to me right away. The new copy of Better Homes and Gardens Halloween (which I posted here) had this amazing Autumn Mad Tea Party.