Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween fun!

Vanessa from fanciful twist has inspired lots of bloggers to host halloween parties today! I had planned on putting one together myself, but its not happening girls.. sorry. My superwoman powers must be on vacation or something because I just couldnt get it together!
but so as not to let anyone down and in honor of halloween, I am posting all the pics I've collected from the halloween shadow box and pinkeep swaps that i hosted! And I dont think you'll be disappointed! so many wonderful little pieces of halloween inspired art to see!

The swap is pretty much done and over with. There are still a few girls working on and getting ready to mail theirs out, so when I have more pics, I'll post them! so.. Enjoy what i have here for now!

Check out this great shadow box made by my friend Natalea of Kandeland! She and Ele below were perfectly matched partners!

This one made by Ele of a bit of pink heaven is so wonderful. Be sure to pop over to her blog to check out other pictures to get a much better look at it!

This one was sent to me by my dear blogger pal, Fran Meehan, of my doll land. She is a remarkable doll maker and I was soo glad to finally have her for a parter! check out this sweet witch pinkeep! shes even holding a needle and tread!

Just love it!

Pinkeep made by my sweet and precious friend,
Elizabeth Andrus, who is so incredible talented!!

This is some of the other sweet things Elizabeth sent!
check out that vintage crepe paper And the oh soooo very special and precious heart!

PInkeep from Cindy Owens of thimbleprims studio.. I love cindys work! thank you Cindy! I'm starting to have a little cindy collection at my house!

Cindy was one of my partners and she spoiled me with lots of goodies! xoxo to you cindy!

Precious shadow box from my OH so very artistic and talented partner, Lori Karla from my faeriewindow. I adore this! thank you Lori.

love this pumplin head pinkeep made by Tammy Rose from one frustrated momma's blog! Check out his sweet smile!

perfectly fall Pinkeep made by Danielle Green of collective elements blog.

Front cover of a very creative and spooky Shadow box by Michelle Mestas from chaoscottage.
Michelle's box inside, soo spooky! love it!

Shadow box by the sweet and talented Lisa Aaron of littlelovables blogspot.. love the chains on that ghost!
Wonderful shadow box by one of my favorite blogland friends! Kathy Lowry of country chintz.. she was sweet and sent me one of my own too!

By Jullie of whimsical notions! it lights up when you pull the pumpkin out of the top!! love it!

Adorably Cute shadow box by Jeanne Grip of Wildwood arts studios. this little candy man makes me Smile!!!

sweet pumpkin pinkeep also by Jeanne Grip. Several of the girls did both the pinkeep and shadow box swaps!

perfect little halloween witch pinkeep and goodies by Jandee of jandees this and that. Dontcha just love her!

love this shadow box by Hope Griffin of pixies ponderings . the face on her pumpkin man is perfect! and I love that little trick or treat bag!

Another great shadow box by Elizabeth High of bluebirds and bubbles . Go to her blog for pics, this one doesnt begin to do it justice! this is Wonderful!!

love this shadow box made by Courtney of mommasgoodies! check out the sweet little things in the little compartments! love it!

another sweet piece made by Cindy Owens. (she ended up with two partners!) I love this!

This one made by my special friend, Barb Burkard of 123lavenderlollipoplane so spooky!! Barb is soooo creative!!

And I love this one too, by the very creative, awtemnymf
of faeriewysperer's blogspot! what a great idea!!

I failed to take pics of the pinkeeps I made, though they were pretty much the same as this one, except that I had made them with the cats face facing forward instead of sideways!

This is the shadow box i made for Lori. I think I need to make me one now!
I have another swap I want to post pics of, but I think theres enough here for now.. maybe tonight or tomorrow I'll post pictures from a halloween ornament swap that I was in.
be sure to go check out all the Hallween fun through vanessa's fanciful twist!
Have a great Saturday!!


julietk said...

Hi doing the Halloween party round, I loved your pictures etc I think they must have taken a while to get together :-)

Linda said...

You are4 hosting a Great Party, do drop by if you can, at

Zan Asha said...

Viv, I don't know about you but this definitely was Halloween Blog Party worthy!! I loved seeing everyone's work--awesome!

Happy Halloween!

Mermaid Queen said...

Cute creations! Take care, Martha

AwtemNymf said...

What a fab post- I finally got to see all the pinkeeps and shadow boxes from the swap that you hosted! So much creativity and talent! I had so much fun making the pinkeep for my partner and I have a new friend. Thank you!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!
Opal Moon Enchantments
*sprinkle sprinkle*

Whimsical Creations said...

WHat great goodies!! Such wonderful creations made by all those creative artists. =D

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Viv! If that isn't a party, I don't know what is! I certainly enjoyed looking at the spooky goodness that you showed. I'm so glad I stopped by today. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Thimbleprims Studio said...

Wow!!!! All of the creations are incredible and unique. So many highly talented people! I am in awe and almost speechless. I loved having you and awtemnymf as my partners.
Great post, my friend,
Love and hugs from,

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)

Sherry said...

I love all your goodies! You have some really neat Halloween decorations!

My superwoman powers have been on the down side lately too!

Have a great day!

bojojoti said...

The great pumpkin shadowbox is adorable! Some lovely stuff.

Louisiana Momma said...

thanks for hosting Viv.. it was soo much fun.. I am ALWAYS pleased with what I get from your swaps!

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh what wonderful treats!! A lovely party thank you so much!!! Fly by mine if you can!! Happy Halloween, Sarah

Laurie said...

looks like you had a great swap! come check out my party when you can! :)

creativegoddess said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to your party! I pictures!
You are invited to my party as well. I even have a give away. I do hope you'll stop by.


BlackCrow said...

Wow, look at all these!! I've never seen so much Halloween fun..well apart from this time last year here on your blog...Vivian you deserve an OVER THE TOP can pick it up from my arty crafty blog if you like!
cheers and thanks for sharing a couple of virtual drinks with me!

Libby Buttons said...

Such fantastic stuff Viv. Your home must look outstanding!

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:


I think the Halloween goodies you
showed us are quite a treat! Treats
are wonderful at bloggie parties!
Happy Halloween!

Lori said...

Viv, what a wonderful swap that you was really fun to see everyone's different take on the halloween theme...everyone was a winner in this one...all of the creations are gorgeous!!!

Little Lovables said...

thanks so much for hosting the swap! it was so fun and all of the boxes and pin keeps are wonderful :)