Monday, October 17, 2011

All about the Halloween Swaps!

Well, it's been a busy October to say the least ~ swaps abound!  But I can only blog about these two for the moment since my other swap partners haven't received their goodies yet.
I recently participated in the Halloween Bag Swap hosted by Debi at  We had to embellish a "trick or treat" tote bag and fill it with goodies.  My partner was JoAnne at  Here's what the lovely and talented JoAnne created for me...
Just love it! ~ this bag gives a whole new meaning to "Marie!"  

these goodies were included with the bag

close-up of the amazing witch's hat

part 1 of the goodies inside the bag

part 2 of the goodies inside the bag
Please be sure to click on the pictures so you can see all the creations JoAnne made.  She is SO talented!

Here's what I sent to my partner, Kelly Deal, at
the bag
treats part 1

treats part 2
Right now our little Tucson group is getting ready for our Altered Spoon Swap this Sunday at the home of lovely Sandra.  I'm very lucky because for this swap I have two partners.  One of my partners, Karey-Ann, won't be able to join us on Sunday so we swapped today over breakfast.  Here's what the lovely and talented Karey-Ann gifted me...
a coffin for the spoon and other "treats!"

here's what was in the treat bag

check out Mr. Bones attached to his glittery spoon!

Now here's the "trick" I played on myself...I forgot to take pix of what I created for Karey-Ann!!!  Argggghhhhh!!  I will have to wait until I can get pix from her to show you.

On a happier note...I recently took Terri's "Altered Domino Book Class" at Creative Worshops. I finished my first book and thought you'd like a look!
front cover

back cover

inside pages

back pages
This class is soooo much fun and I've got 2 different designs in the hopper.  I'll be sure to post pix when they're finished.  I hope you enjoyed this, and thanks so much for taking the time to stop for a visit!  Blessings!


The Paper Layer said...

Beautiful & Inspiring Creations! I Love Them all! Such Awesome & talented ladies!! Hugs,Tee

Vicki said...

Karen - I just love your swap goodies and the domino book is fabulous. I've seen a few people post about their projects from this class. Yours is just lovely. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for entering the giveaway. Take care!

JoAnne said...

Hi Karen,
I'm so happy you like your swap from me! All your other swaps look wonderful and your domino book is SO pretty!

Jessica Rodarte said...

So much Halloween goodness!

Jo said...

So many fun things I love the skeleton on the bag How creative!

Angela said...

JoAnn is super talented! That Marie image is spooky, but really cool!
Happy Halloween!

Unknown said...

This is some superb stuff girl! I love all the wonderful goodies and the swap gifts! Your book is fabolous!


debi said...

Looks like some beautiful swapping is happening here. I love the bag and goodies you received from JoAnne!

Thanks for joining the Bloggerette swap!
Hugs, Debi

p.s. I love the other beautiful swap gifts too!

~*~Patty S said...

SO much eye candy and great swapping!

I am really drawn to that fab skellie Marie!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Great Halloween swap, super goodies. Wished I could have participated. Love your altered domino, too! Thx for stopping by my blog!