Monday, October 10, 2011

Late Breaking Swap Edition!

Thanks so much for coming back to see what swapping I've been up to lately!  Starting off with
a Halloween ATC for Tee's swap at    My dear partner was Michelle from  She not only gifted me with the lovely ATC, but some Halloween goodies as well:

don't you just love the stamped muslin!!
The next swap was hosted by Wendy at  Our theme was Industrial and my partner this month was the lovely and talented JenW at

Moving from ATC's to art on a larger scale, this is a Halloween Matchbox Swap which was held by JoAnn at  My partner for the swap was the lovely and talented Michelle at
here is the coffin matchbox, witch tag book, and hand crafted slider pendant
and all the wonderful treasures that were inside the coffin!  The picture frame in the upper right corner was handmade.  Be sure to click on the pictures so you can take in all the fabulous details!
Another swap was hosted by Wendy at  All the Good Witches altered a regular size Altoids tin in Halloween style!  Here's the one I received from the lovely and talented Marfi who you can find at
my tin came package in this adorable vintage-y tin...accompanied by Frankenmonkey!
and here is the FABULOUS Day of the Dead Shrine Marfi created for me!!
Here is the tin and card I created for Marfi ~
top of the tin

inside left - a shrine

inside right
 Do you know what was the BEST part of this swap?  Marfi lives in Tucson!!  Yep, we got to meet for lunch and swap and get to know each other and basically talk our faces off!!!  I have a new friend with whom I can create!!  Yay!  Thank you so much, dear Wendy, for waving your Good Witch wand and pairing us up!

Well dear friends, it's back to the studio...I'm participating in Bloggerette's Secret Sister Halloween Bag Swap, an altered spoon swap for Fall/Halloween with my special Tucson gals, Button Floozie's Fall into Buttons swap...just to name a few.  I'll be posting swaps separately until my travel journal is complete, so stick around for some swell eye candy!!  Thank you for stopping by and have an enchanting week!


The Paper Layer said...

Gorgeous ATC's Karen! I missed the matchbox & tin swap! Shoot...
Yours turned out Fantastic inside & out!
Good Job on All the projects!
That's the best part about swapping-meeting new crafty friends! Hugs,Tee

Terri said...

Hello Karen! My but you are having a great deal of Halloween art fun! Just look at all those goodies! I love your witch tin, the eyes are fab!
This is a really fun time of year to create.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, some fantastic swaps there Karen, and how fab to meet up and make a new creative friend :)
Jan x

Something Special said...

You have hit the jackpot here this month with all the lovely swapping. I love the altered tins you swapped. I was involved in the Button Floozie swap too. I missed out on the bloggerette sisterhood swap, but had already announced a shabby tote swap for fall. I have two partners for that one. Then I am doing a fall/winter stash swap, but I think I am a little bit overwhelmed with all the swapping. I probably will host another one for Christmas. we will see!

~*~Patty S said...

another fab swap
how extra special to get to meet another art friend AND be close by for future fun!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Karen--how amazing!!! and thank you so much for your sweet comment--it meant so much to me.

BLiSsAngELs said...

karen I so pleased you and Marfi got to met up and chat.. she is a sweet heart and your tin are wonderful thank you for taking part can i use your photo of your tin for a tin showcase i posting about soon

Fran. said...

Wow Karen you are a rock star swapping amazing lady!! I love that tin you got from Heather for your Button Floozie swap!! Send me some of your swapping energy I need it!! LOL Hope you're having a good week!! XO Fran.