Thursday, December 30, 2010

To Wish You Happiness...

...In the New Year!

~Here's to 2011!~

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Santa Jack-o-lantern Man?

I found this rare image on Ebay.  To me it looks like a Santa Jack-o-Lantern Man.  It also says Merry Halloween...what do you think?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

A rare Thanksgiving postcard with a Jack-o-lantern.  Please feel free to save and use.

Here's wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Time to Sign Off for Another Year...

Halloween is over for another year.  I would like to thank all my faithful followers and I hope you've enjoyed your stay.  I will post occasionally but it's now time to put this blog to bed until Spring, 2011.  I hope you will continue to follow my art journey at my year-round blog, Nostalgic Collage:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween Goodie Box from Laura Carson

**Please click on picture to see goodies close-up!**
The box and the 4 ATCs are all original works.
Here's a close-up of the spooktacular ATCs

My monthly swap group did a Happy Halloween Goodie Box 1/1 trade and my Treater was Laura Carson.  Thank you Laura for my amazing box, ATCs and wonderful Halloween supplies and ephemera.  I'm over the moon thrilled!

Edgar Allan Poe ATC Swap - VPI Yahoo Group

One of my ATCs
From top left:
Wendy Robinson, Jan Larson, Teri Chinen;
Nancy Van Hoose, Marion Bockelmann, Gina Atkins.

Another fabulous swap.  Thanks ladies!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vintage Halloween Pin-Up Girls

Clara Bow
More cute Halloween pin-ups from the 1930s and 1940s...

CG #76 Challenge - Pumpkin, Avacado, Eggplant

All images by Moonlight Journey:

Vintage Witch Paper Hat, 1920s

Isn't this hat wonderful?  Such a fabulous, vintage piece. 

Sunday Postcard Art - Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

For more information on this Mexican Holiday:

Vintage Halloween Open Theme ATC Swap - VPI Yahoo Group

(**Please click on picture to see the details close-up!**)
From top left:
Kris Dickinson, Mary Ann Severin, Laura Carson;
April Dudko, Kim Smith, Jan Larson;
Ingrid Pomeroy, Wendy Robinson, Kris Dickinson

Such a wonderful collection of Halloween ATCs.  Thanks ladies!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Theme Thursday - Blue

Private ATC Swap, October 2010, Yahoo Group

(**Please click on picture to see ATCs close-up!**)

From top left:  Kris Dickinson, Michelle Carrier, Laura Carson;
Wendy Robinson, Connie Camp, Gina Atkins;
Alice Hyde, Julia Ziemann, Heather Robinson.

Such lovely work.  Thanks so much gals and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Glamour Witch Picture

Isn't she beautiful?...and check out those vintage Jack-o-lanterns!

I believe this is Veronica Lake

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Marie Antoinette Gothic Arch Swap

**please click on to see the details close-up**

From left:  Wendy Robinson, Kris Dickinson, Rella Gauthier, Rhonda Thomas
Each arch is approx. 4" x 6"

Thank you ladies for a spookily wonderful swap!

ATC - Tabitha & Winkie

I created this ATC for a Open Theme Vintage Halloween swap at VPI Yahoo Group

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - Witches

I am so pleased to be the hostess at Sunday Postcard Art this week.  I hope you will join the fun, the theme I've chosen is "Witches".

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge:

Small World of Inchies and Twinchies - Funny Halloween

This is a 2" x 2" Twinchie.  Please visit: to join the fun.

My Second Tutorial for Gingersnap Creations - Full Moon Broom Rides Book

For my second tutorial this month at Gingersnap Creations, I have chosen to create a fun and spooky chipboard book.  Please visit: on October 23rd for the full instructions.  I hope you enjoy!~

Friday, October 22, 2010

Postcards Utah, October 2010

The aspens were in full color when we traveled through Utah for our fall trip this year.

Vintage Halloween Pin-Up Girl With Bats

Isn't she a cutie?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vintage Magic Show Flyer

Isn't this cool?  Please feel free to save and use as you wish.

Little Witches, Goblins and Spooks ATC Swap - VPI Yahoo Group

From top left:
Teri Chinen, Becky Loyall, Wendy Robinson;
Lynn Stevens, Connie Camp, Jan Larson

This ATC is mine.

Marie Antoinette Halloween Banner Swap

**click on picture to see close-up**

Close up view:
Wendy Robinson, Tristan Blakeman

Close up view:
Terri Gordon, Lisa Hessabi

My Banner

This was such a fun swap.  Thank you to Wendy, Tristan, Terri and Lisa!