Saturday, December 26, 2009

Halloween Supplies from my Secret Santa!

I hosted a Secret Santa Swap with one of my Yahoo! ATC groups and my Santa, Heather Bloom, sent me this fabulous cache of Halloween goodies! This is only half of what Heather sent...the rest is posted on my Nostalgic Collage blog. Heather knows of my love of all things very special. Thank you so much Heather for a wonderful Secret Santa surprise! ((HUGS)) Kris

Monday, November 30, 2009

Vintage Owl/Pumpkin Man Postcard

I found this unusual Vintage Halloween postcard on Ebay.

Cool Skull Ephemera

Courtesty of Karen, The Graphics Fairy:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Trick or Treat Owl

I found this wonderful Owl courtesy of Karen, the Grapics Fairy:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Vintage Halloween Candy Ad

I love seeing the old Halloween ads. This one I found courtesy of Dragonfly Design Studio:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Spooky Kitty Card by Kathleen Miller

This darling card was created by my friend, Kathy Miller, for our October Card Club Swap. Kathy is a wonderful artist and friend. You have seen Kathy's work on my blogs before as she is also an ATC artist and has participated in many swap with me. I love this super cute card Kathy, thanks! - Kris

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Card by Cathy Wideman

My friend Cathy Wideman sent me this wonderful card and I just had to share. I love the big golden moon with the awesome, whimsical witch and haunted house in silhouette. Thanks so much Cathy, I had a great Halloween this year! ((HUGS)) Kris

Halloween ATCs by Cynthia Peck

I rec'd these fabulous ATCs in a Flickr trade with digital artist, Cynthia Peck. I think they're wonderful. You can see more of Cynthia's work at:

Thanks so much for a great trade! - Kris

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Fun Is Over For Another Year....

All the decorations have been put away and the leaves are off the's time to put my Halloween blog to bed for another year. Although I will post occasionally from time to time, this blog is now hibernating until Spring, 2010. I hope you will visit my year-round blog Nostalgic Collage': . I've enjoyed sharing my love of Halloween with you. - Kris

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween! SaWo - Altered Cabinet Card

I created this altered cabinet card as my submissions for this week's Saturday's Workout: . I wish everyone a very Happy Halloween! ~ Kris

Friday, October 30, 2009

Art Creation Friday #47

My ATC...
...and the inspiration piece. to see all the wonderful submissions this week.

TGIF Challenge - Little Witches to see all the darling submissions this week...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ATC - Witching Hour

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful...

2 days before Halloween and this is my front porch! In Parker, CO we've had 22 inches of snow and it's still falling. The last time we had this much snow the week of Halloween was in 1997. Luckily, most of my elaborate decorations are in the house, lol.
I certainly got my scare for this year!

Monday, October 26, 2009

TMTA - Spooky/Halloween

I might have mis-interpreted the theme this week but there is definitely a skeleton in the witch, lol. Oh least she is spooky. to see all the spooky creations this week!

Halloween Gothic Arch ATC Swap

This is my ATC for the swap...
...and these are the fantastic ones I received (from top left):
Laura Carson, Hope Clinchot, Carolyn Utter;
Michelle Carrier, Heather Bloom, Phyllis Terrell.
Thank you Carolyn for hosting this wonderful swap and thanks ladies for these witchy, wonderful treats!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gothic Arch Challenge - Orange & Black

ATC by Alice Hyde

This darling ATC was created and sent to me by my friend Alice Hyde. Thank you so much Alice, I love it! - Kris

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Halloween to see all the wickedly wonderful submissions this week...

Group ATC Swap at Yahoo!

From top left:
Kris Dickinson, Laura Carson, Julia Ziemann;
Gina Atkins, Heather Bloom, Alice Hyde;
Heather Robinson, Phyllis Terrell, Connie Camp.

What a wonderful collection! Thanks so much.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Card by Kim Singdahlsten

I rec'd this wonderful card from my friend Kim Singdahlsten. Kim used alcohol inks, punches, embossing and dry embossing to create this one of a kind look. She knows of my fondness for Halloween...thank you so much Kim for this fantastic card! - Kris

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Featured Artist - Julia Ziemann!

These wickedly wonderful ATCs are all by my friend, Julia Ziemann. I'm featuring her amazing work as my guest artist this month.

1920s Witch Tally

I found this witch tally on Ebay several years ago. It's my favorite as I think the graphics are fantastic. This should be made into a stamp. No information on the manufacturer but it dates to the 1920s.

Tag Tuesday Challenge #21 - WINNER ANNOUNCED!

***(Please click on picture to see the details close-up!)*** I am guest hosting for Louise Granlund: this week at Tag Tuesday. Please create a tag in the shape of a boot or shoe (it does not have to be Halloween...any theme goes)! Please post your tag to your Blog or Flickr album and link it to this blog in the comments section of this post. Can't wait to see what you create!

***Of course, I can't do a challenge without offering blog candy to a lucky winner. Post your shoes/boots to this post by Saturday, October 24rd and on Sunday I will use to pick a lucky winner! (I'm cutting it off a couple of days early so that I can get the blog candy to the winner BEFORE Halloween!)***

I had 10 entries this week in the challenge and I've plugged in the numbers and lucky #2 is the winner - CONGRATULATIONS to Gayle Page-Robak! Gayle, I'll have your candy in the mail tomorrow! Thanks to everyone that participated and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ATC - Delightful Debutant

I finally found time to make myself a Witches Ball ATC.... This is similar to one I did in the swap with some changes.

Boo to You!

I enjoy an occasional cute card and I think this little ghostie by SU! is darling.

I created this card for my monthly card group's Halloween party. Stamps by SU!, Pumpkin dies by Spellbinders.

ATC - Wicked Ride

(I had a great time making this one!)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Hanger - Haunted Moonlight

(***please click on picture to see the details close-up!***) 5" x 5.5" Hanger

Sweet Treats from Robin Woodward!

My friend Robin Woodward sent me this amazing tag and these fabulous ATCs as a Halloween treat this week. I was so touched by your thoughtfulness Robin. Thank you so much and ((HUGS))! - Kris
To see more of Robin's wonderful art please visit her blog:

ATC - Raventide

Monday, October 19, 2009

Goblins, Ghosts and Spirits Bold

This is an early Halloween card from Rust Craft Boston USA (10954). It's the size of a small postcard and is unused. I found this on Ebay 8 years ago. I think the graphics and sentiment are wonderful.

The Witches Ball ATC Swap - VPI Yahoo Group

From top left:
Kim Smith, Heather Bloom, April Dudko;
Laura Carson, Laura Carson, Becky Loyall.

Fabulously wicked creations ladies! Thanks SO much! - Kris

Postcards from New York and Niagara Falls

We just returned from our fall trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York and Niagara Falls. I thought I'd share some picture of the spectacular foliage. We had a wonderful time.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

From Lisa at Collage Stuff

I rec'd this fabulous postcard from Lisa with Collage Stuff as a thank you. I thought I'd share...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Spooky Scene ATC by Julia Ziemann!

Julia created this wonderful ATC for the winner takes all at VPI Yahoo! Group. Thanks Julia, I love it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

ATC - Tea Cup Witch by Michelle Carrier!

This adorable ATC was given to me by Michelle Carrier as a thank you for hosting a private swap. I love the colors and think it's absolutely adorable. Thank you so much Michelle!