Sunday, September 25, 2011

Paper crafting for Halloween

I created this halloween tag book for a swap that I am involved in.
I used many different papers, trims vintage ephemera, and images from digital prints
I pulled words and their meanings out of an old dictionary (1944) That little rub-on spider looks so real, that I kept trying to kill it or brush it away when I would come across it again. 
I copied some quotes from old vintage postcards and halloween greetings.
I also used some Alice in Wonderland halloween images from Graphics 45
The tiny little ghosts were cut from my trusty quickutz dies.  Does anyone else still use their's still?  I do use mine still for certain projects and have always appreciated having a quickutz.  Love my cricut expression too, cause I cut all the chipboard tags with it.  It is so great to have all these wonderful tools to use in our paper crafting.
There were 20 pages, (10 tags front and back.  I put them all together with a clamp ring and tied ribbons to it.  Wish I would of made two so that I could of kept one.    
And this is the back cover.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Halloween paper swags

Just hung this today.  I made the large one that says Halloween, and the smaller one came in my very spooktacular halloween matchbox made by the lovely Karen Hess and hosted by JoAnne from Vintage Dragonfly.   If you want to see all of what she made me go visit my other blog Something Special and see the post about it all.  She did an amazing job.
These are approx. 2 1/4 inch squares.  Isn't it Cute?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The day has arrived to announce the winner!

Here is a sampling of what the winner will be sent!  Above are the some of the pieces from the 1889 scrapbook.
Some of the other ephemera is not old, but is delightful!
I am adding in this handmade by me fallish, Thanksgiving type card too!
And putting it all together in this paper pocket that I crafted just for this giveaway!

And the winner is:          Laurie from