Wednesday, July 29, 2009

♪♪Say say oh playmates.. come out and play with me♪♪ Its SWAP time

heres a little shadow box I made last year for a sweet friends birthday!
Come on all you creative wonderful ladies, dying to get started on your halloween art! Its time to annouce a new swap! I hope everyone is up for a little halloween challange. This one is something a little different.

This one will be a halloween shadow box swap . You will have one partner that you will swap with, YOur swap piece must consist of hand made items , but you may incorporate it into a store bought shadow box if you want to and you can use some bought items if desired as well.

Sign ups will be from now through August 12th. Partners will be assigned the weekend of the August 15th and you will have until October 7th to mail them out.

You need to have an active blog so that your partner can see who you are and what you like and what kind of art you do!

Please email me with your name, mailing address and blog address at

As usual, before mailing, everyone should take pictures of their pieces and forward them to me so I can post them all at one time the week of halloween!

YOu can use what ever mediums you choose to use for this project. But it has to be special, like something you dont want to give away! I suggest you make two! one for yourself to keep as well!

Now call me crazy! Cause I'm going to run 2 swaps simultaneously! The second one is a Halloween pinkeep! Same rules as above apply! When you email me besure to let me know which one youre doing or if youre crazy like me and you want to do both!
heres a pinkeep I made last year also, I think for the same friend who got the shadow box!

OK.. Sign ups start now! I'll be excietedly checking my emails to see whose coming out to play with me!!
oh please do!
oh! and please spread the word!
I posted a swap badge on the side bar here for you to use if you want to!


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Viv!!! Love the shadowbox swap! You hooked me in with the little playmates song. I'll be singing that one all day now. My grandmother used to sing it to me!

Lori said...

i'll do the shadow~box swap Viv...i haven't played with you yet...and it is time:) sign me up!!!

Lydia said...

Hi Viv,

Yes, it has been so very hectic.

Ok-sign me up for both- I know when the time comes that I will be going crazy, but I've been trying to get into the Halloween mode now to get ready for a few shows, so this should get me thinking and started!

Thanx for commenting lovely words about my niece and her hubby.

Kip feels as if he's even lost another pound or two, in just 3 days! But he's doing a little of everything except the eating. If it weren't for all his fluff, he'd look anorexic. It's when he's on your lap and light as a feather that it's scary.

He's hiding out under Lara's bed. Poor baby- hate to force him to eat liquified food with syringe. But he's still growling-which is a good sign. He's a toughee.

I pray that he makes it through.xo la

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I won't be able to do the swap...but I can't wait to see all the wonderful creations! Have fun, ladies!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Valarie said...

Hi Viv, what a wonderful idea for your swaps. I love the idea of both of them...what oh what will I do. I guess sign me up for the shadowbox, and if you don't have enough people for the pinkeep, let me know, maybe I can do both. xxoo Valarie

Little Lovables said...

I totally want to do the shadowbox swap!

I'll be emailing you

Kai said...

"I'm sorry, Playmate! I cannot play with you - my dolly's got the flu - boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo!" (Heehee! I've been singing it too, Ele!) But I CAN play with you all! Viv, I'm going to email you NOW & sign up for BOTH swaps! FUN, FUN way to begin the holidays! Thanks for hosting these!

kathy said...

Oh girl --!! so fun -- will love to be in the swap -- was on vacation -- and now need a vacation to rest up lol -- Of course I am not a sew-er so - would love to be in the shadowbox swap - will e mail ya -- Kathy - ga ♥

natalea said...

I want to join the shadowbox swap Viv! xo nat

AwtemNymf said...

I'd like to sign up for the PinKeep swap please!
Emailing you now! :O)

Fran said...

WOOHOO!! Halloween swaps.
I'm emailing you.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I'm going to sign up for the pinkeep swap. I can't resist Halloween swaps. Will e-mail my info.

lori ventimiglia said...

i haven't played for a while and I'm ready to come back. YEAH!!!
I would like to participatein both swaps

Anonymous said...

I would love to participate in both swaps! I LOVE Halloween and your swaps. The kids are going back to school and I am going back to the craft room!!
(I guess it's time to catch up on my blog too!ha)

Danielle said...

I'd like to sign up for both Halloween swaps. I need to challenge myself a bit. I'll send you an email too.

Whimsical Creations said...

darn I missed the sign up. I definitely want to participate if you do a christmas swap. =D