Friday, October 31, 2008

And the Winner Is....

Well, it's finally Halloween night. Thanks to everyone who played "Guess How Many Halloween Stamps Linda Has." Many of you were close and one of you hit it right on! Look at everyone who played. I had a couple doubles too.....

Michaele - 80

Christina - 85

Danita - 49

Gayle - 103

Jolene - 90

Gail - 60

Jill - 80

Geri - 63

Elie - 84

Nina - 63

And the winner of the unassembled Halloween Tag Book is Jolene who took a lucky guess at 90! YES! I own 90 Halloween inspired stamps! I'm sure there's someone out there who has more than me. If it wasn't for this contest I would have never guessed that I have under 100. LOL!! CONGRATULATIONS JOLENE!!! You bad!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Contest Continues...

Thanks to all who have been sending me numbers as to how many Halloween stamps you think I own. Scroll down to see yesterday's pic of my Halloween drawer where my stamps are stored. Don't get scared, it's only rubber!

This fun contest will continue until Halloween afternoon and then I'll announce the winner at night when all those little stinkers are shouting "Trick-or Treat" at your door! Sigh. I love Halloween.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Treat!

No Tricks here! This is definitely a treat, especially for those of you who enjoy the Halloween holiday as much as I do. While there may be some out there who own way more Halloween inspired stamps than I do, I'm posting a picture of my treasured collection and am challenging you to guess how many stamps I have. The treat? An unassembled tag book complete with instructions valued at $40! I taught "Spooky Sensations" last fall at Stampin' From the Heart in Los Angeles and it was a hit even with those who don't celebrate Halloween! How cool is that?!

So come on and play and if you don't care for contests click on the pic and check out my collection anyway. And you know, even if Halloween is over by the time someone wins this kit it still makes a cool book to place somewhere near your creative space year round.

E-mail me privately at with your guess. Don't forget to let me know who you are cause how am I gonna announce you won if I don't have your name?!!! So come on and play. I'll announce the winner on Halloween night! OOOOO, Spooky. No tricks, just treats!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Art-i-tude

It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween. Ghouls, skeletons, bats and animated toys have been on display for a couple weeks now but something was missing. A. Something witchy and B. Cash! When the cash flow is low, go to the scraps. I went straight to my yarn and fiber stash when I decided to decorate the bare dress form I picked up a couple years ago. The skirt was attached by tucking strands of yarn under a rubberband at the waist. Black tulle was wrapped around the bodice and held in place with orange and black lace I found in my fiber drawer. Oh, and there's the pom-pom belt. Wasn't I lucky it was in orange?! A witchy dress was born in less than an hour and I didn't have to look for loose change in between the sofa cushions! Isn't it "boo-ti-ful?" I can't help myself. It's the Halloween spirit!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Wall

It's an interesting looking piece of cork, don't you think? It once held loads of magazine clips from car magazines, receipts and invoices from auto shops, pics and cartoons, stickers meant for tool boxes etc. That was a few months back. I like this look better even though I miss the boy who once occupied this space. Well, OK he's a man. But he'll always be my boy.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Zombie Chola

Meet Zombie Chola. I found her in a plastic bag wearing nothing except little white shoes. But all that changed when I found bottles of white and black acrylic paint! It took about 3 coats of white paint to get good coverage and a steady hand to add her black eyeliner and Twiggy lashes. She has the look of a chola but she was meant to be a zombie so I named her "Zombie Chola." Fabric bits and tulle were added to keep her warm. Not that it matters when you're a zombie, I guess. She's featured year round on my bookcase but during Halloween season she comes down to the second shelf where she can be appreciated by all who come to visit.

Zombie Chola has lots of sisters living in plastic bags in the doll aisle of Michael's waiting for someone like you to take them home and add a little magic to them. Go for it!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bejeweled Chandelier

When life gives you a plain chandelier, make a bejeweled chandelier. I loved the iron scrolls and the artsy candles looked great but there was still something missing. Instant lightbulb! I gathered my shorter necklaces and began to hang them randomly throughout the chandelier. This not only became a funk-tional piece, but I love the various colorful strands that turned this into an art piece. I no longer have to fight with tangled beads in the morning before heading out to work. I just stare at my bejeweled chandelier and get to work a little late after waking up from my trance. LOL! All that color will do that to me!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Artful Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I guess that's why it's hard for me to shy away from Halloween themed swaps, trades, STAMPS, etc. I had a workshop last October titled "Spooky Sensations" and it involved making several tags with women dressed for a costume party. We later assembled a book covered in black lace to house each tag.

This year I'm in a postcard swap and I'm happy with the outcome. I mixed several shades of paint from the cream family and threw in some plum for color. I like the eerie "sunset" or "early dawn" effect that was achieved. I stamped the word "Spooky" in a watermark ink. Bare trees lend a haunting look but to me the scariest feature has to be the brains - one in particular!!!!! LOL!!! BOO!

Artistic Chaos

Does your art space ever look like this? I have waaay too much going on right now and then BAM, I commit to swaps, plan workshops, consider submitting items and I feel like I can't breathe. But I love it. LOL! Am I a bit loca? Don't answer that. This is just one spot of my art space and as you can see it's spilling with stuff. Thank you for getting married Raymond and for leaving me this room!

I'll keep you posted on all my future artventures which pretty much happen daily! You'll get a glimpse of swaps I'm in and of future workshops I have up my sleeve.

Thanks for stopping by!