Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sweet and Sinister Swap



When I went to get the mail, I found this huge box for me from Carla, my swap partner for the Sweet and Sinister Swap, hosted by Kari of Artsy Mama. My partner Carla loves scrapbooking and the presentation of her package whispers the creativity that she expressed in every package wrapped up inside this wonderful treasure chest.

Ghosts, and pumpkins, and sweet candy suprises.

Ghosts

Thrifted FindsThrifted finds,

Vintage Finds

Thrifted Pumpkin decoration

Boxes of sweets,

Candy Box

PumpkinsA lovely hanging pumpkin verse

Sweet and Sinister

"The pumpkins
are wearing their
Scary Faces
for it's
Halloween

A little ghost named Harvey

Harvey
A beautifully decorated candle.

Candle Sweet and Sinister Swap

Something Sinister too! A Beautiful witch in a frame topped with a satin bow.

Sweet and Sinister Witch

So, what is a girl to do with all this Halloween goodness? DECORATE MY BAKER'S RACK AND CREATE INSPIRATION GARLAND...

Vintage Swap Garland

Tags, lollipops, ribbons, and more...

Vintage Swap Garland

Vintage Swap Garland

Vintage Swap Garland




I used all of these beautiful tags, that Carla called Karen's tags, as Halloween garland on my baker's rack.

Karen's Tags

A Black and white pad, and Sweet and Sinister sweets, a beautifully decorated box with candy inside and Orange Hot Chocolate.

Sweet and Sinister sweets

Can you believe this treasure of Halloween goodies?

Sweet and Sinister Swap from Carla

It's almost time for Halloween and thanks to Carla, I am ready.

Pumpkin-magic-2

Pumpkin-MagicThank you Carla, this has to be the most gorgeous array of Halloween goodies that I have ever seen.


My creation, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.




Carla's presentation is incredible, I hardly want to unwrap these treasures. Thank you again, Carla. Thank you Kari for hosting such a fun event.


Thank you, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

5 comments:

LiLi M. said...

You have been spoiled Karen! Carla has made sooo much lovelies for you and even the packages are great, but I have to say I like it all! I was in Kari's swap too and I received a great package too on Saturday. Here the celebration of Halloween is just coming up, so there is not that much for sale. This swap means huge inspiration me. Btw does Carla have a blog where we can see the goodies you have sent her, or do you blog about that some other time? Have a great week and enjoy your Halloween decoration!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This was a wonderful package of goodies...Happy Day...m...

ArtsyMama said...

What fun fun stuff. WOW!!!!
So glad it was a fun swap for you.
Kari

Beverly said...

Wow, Karen. All of the things your received are spectacular. And, I love the way you decorated your rack with them.

I do believe the framed witch is my favorite.

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
What a fabulous package of goodies you received in the swap. Carla certainly outdid herself and it looks just perfect arranged on your baker's rack.
I am sure you will get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
Hugs, Rhondi