Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sweet and Sinister Swap

This time of year, that's exactly how I feel. A bit of the sweet is still left from the pastels and yummy eye candy of the spring and summer palette. However my sinister, yet playful side creeps in as thoughts of fall and Halloween begin to trickle in. Then I received this gorgeous, huge ArtsyMama Originals sign to grace my vendor booth at Junk Bonanza made by the amazingly talented Cari Kraft. My whole world turned black and white. I have this adorning my studio space and I can't stop staring at it. The black with the aged shades of cream is just brilliant. Last year, after getting a funny little black t-shirt at Target that has glitter writing that says Sweet and Sinister my mind starting churning with ideas for a Halloween party in all black and white. Serving up treats in huge apothecary jars, have an old fashioned candy shop atmosphere with a sinister slant. The idea never truly left my head. So then it was decided this year would be the year of a sweet and sinister Halloween.Which leads me to my invitation to all of YOU in my
Sweet and Sinister Swap!
*****This swap is now closed- it has reached capacity!!*****
I will take sign-ups until Sept. 1st. Partners will be assigned shortly after and packages need to be mailed by Oct. 1st. Your package for your partner should contain something a little sweet, something a bit sinister and almost everything needs to be black or white or both (can be any shade of white/cream/antique white, etc.) A splash of orange in there is ok. It should also include a handcrafted item, and a home decor item. You and your partner can exchange information about what style you prefer. Swap items can be Halloween oriented, but they don't need to be. Leave a comment here to join in the swap. Please make sure to include your email address.

134 comments:

kimberly sherrod said...

Can I be the first to sign up? Oh! This sounds like so much fun!!! Sweet & Sinister! here's my email:
f9419235449@netzero.com

tricia samsal said...

I'm in!
tricia@vintagebliss.net
thank you

amy said...

Yes! Great idea for a swap. Sign me up or put me down. :)
a.grennell@comcast.net

Denise said...

Please count me in, I've been feeling like fall can't come too soon.

dmL410@earthlink.net

Don & Angelina said...

Hello, sign me up! Please! Sounds like fun. Thanks so much,Angelina dmast@atlanticbb.net

Tara said...

Ooh...I'm totally in. I love this idea!

nasa_ag@hotmail.com

madrekarin said...

Oh, I said I was not going to do any more swaps, but this one is just too tempting. So, please add me to your list of those with dreams of a spooktacular time!

madrekarin1@yahoo.com

Sue said...

I'd like to join the swap also! OurBountifulAcres@yahoo.com Thanks!

Renee said...

What a great idea, count me in, this is going to be so much fun.

reneekyweriga at yahoo.com

Jennifer Froh said...

I would like to participate too. I've never done a swap, but Angelina told me about this one. I'm really excited! Thank you!
jennifer - pearstreetstudios.typepad.com

misti said...

I'm interested. I've never done a swap on a blog before, so I hope everyone is honest!

mistiaggie at yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

Count me in, too, please!! Here's my email address:
roseyposeyclothes@yahoo.com

Thanks!!! Sounds FUN! :)
hugs, cheryl

Donna Cartagena said...

I love this theme and would love to be a part of it!!! Please put me in!

gypsyart1@earthlink.net

thanks for organizing/thinking of this!

Donna

susan said...

I want to play please!

susan@ivory.org

Angela said...

Sounds wickedly fun!! I want in.
missmollycottage@yahoo.com

Simply Me Art said...

I want in, I Love Halloween and would love to Participate!!! Thank you, Jamie simplymeart@gmail.com

Summer said...

This sounds too cool to pass up.

gogosummer@gmail.com

Laume said...

Can't.... help...myself... resistance.....is....futile.....YES.

grannyweatherwax@adelphia.net

prinsing said...

Sign me up! It sounds sinfully delicious!!!!
prinsing@yahoo.com

Kira said...

I'd love to swap!

kiraboshi@gmail.com

Joy said...

I'm in too! love your blog!
Thank you!, Joy

verybunny@flash.net

Lilly*s of London*ish said...

Hi-signing up...can't wait! Gina Smith (hpsgsmith@hotmail.com http://lillysoflondonish.blogspot.com

Kim said...

I want in on this!! Sign me up!! smallwords@comcast.net

HopHopJingleBoo said...

omg! I gotta sign up for this!! sweet & sinster, yummm.. color theme ,love it.. i just readit about on calamity kim..

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello again.. I forgot to leave my email! silly me got so excited! dschoch@jamadots.com

sweetgirl1913 said...

i wanna play too! sweetgirl1913@hotmail.com-thanks for all the inspiration!ann~marie

Christi Snow said...

Oh, Kari, I simply LOVE this time of the year on your blog!!! Nobody does Halloween like you, my dear!!

As much as I would love to join in (because I absolutely LOVE the idea on this one), I probably should acknowledge my limits and watch from the sidelines. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with on this one! Have fun!!! smiles....

Anonymous said...

Sounds like alot of fun
Count me in too please!
Thanks for organizing...
tamy
tamyotto@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Oh, I want to play. This will be too much fun.
Susan
Susan_clocnh@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Oopps.. Can't type today the above e-dress should read susan_clonch@yahoo.com.

LW said...

how wonderful, love the colors , love the idea....

I'm in....

Louise
pinkpinkshoes@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to be included! There's no better time than the Halloween season:)

Holly
hsd@bufobufo.com

Jen said...

I enjoy reading your blog and your swaps always looks so wonderful! I'd love to join this one.
jenbowles@bellsouth.net
Thanks!
PS Great sign for your booth!

debbie said...

This is my favorite time of year and this swap sounds like SO much fun!!!! Please, please count me in!! Thanks Kari!!
sdgjpk@msn.com

Helen said...

yES,yES,yES...i'm in!
thankS.

Helenmf@charter.net

Sandy said...

I'm new here but I have always followed your blog and mentioned you in mine..LOL! I was wondering if this swap was available to a Canadian such as myself? Please let me know. Here's my info: sandbeech@hotmail.com

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Hi Kari!
I'd love to join in! I LOVE the black and white theme for Halloween!!! I already have some ideas "brewing"...heehee.
:)
Heather
info@speckled-egg.com

Cerri said...

Sounds wonderful! My mind is already spinning with ideas!
Please sign me up!
How will you choose partners Kari?
yescerri@yahoo.com

Lisa Hessabi said...

I love the parameters you set up!! This is going to be an incredible swap!!! Please count me i.

Lisa H.
hessabi_lisa@hotmail.com

Donna Layton said...

Count me in baby!!!!!

Michelle said...

I would love to join you!

Michelle
bonmic121@gmail.com

Rosalyn-Sue said...

I would love to play! Thanks so much for hosting! Already have some fun ideas brewing in my head!

Rosalyn-Sue

Lilli said...

Sounds so Fun, it's Scary! Count me in :) Yes, indeedy, I am commenting all the way from Northern BC, from our campground!

Anonymous said...

Hi- My name is Stacey Newton and I'd like to join the swap. My email address is sweettea16@hotmail.com... Thanks!
PS- This is my first time doing this- Hope I didn't already post this comment!

Lesley said...

I am in too..

Lkailani@ca.rr.com

Polka Dot Creations said...

I've been wanting to try a swap... I think this can be the one where I lose my swap virginity! lisa@polkadotcreations.com

pixi.dust said...

I'm in too. This will be my first swap and I'm a little bit scared but what the heck...let the games begin! My email is pixi.dust@sbcglobal.net.

SOINSPIRED said...

I'm so in! I adore black and white. cbakeman@cox.net

andrea said...

i've been dying (insert sinister laugh) for a swap!!

count me in!

annabanana7000@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun inclue me....
Creatively
Tammie Moore
mooretreasures@ca.rr.com
www.myartsoulwings.typepad.com

jessi nagy said...

yeah! thanks for tellin mr about this! i am in so many swaps. but i could'nt pass yours up. to fun!!!!
jessi nagy

www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Jocelyn said...

Count me into this one mama! Just the right thing to keep me busy before Just Be Connected starts!

jocelynestes@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea for a swap! Please sign me up!! ginnyballou@yahoo.com

Lina said...

I would love to take part in this!! woo hoo!
scrappin15@yahoo.com
thanks!

Dianne Wood said...

Well you've got my curiosity up so how can I resist. I'll be DESPERATELY waiting to see what I've signed up for.
The Desperate Diva

athomewithdiannewood@msn.com

jenny holiday said...

Ohhh Kari!!! I am soooo down!! count me in!!! Loooving this!! So so so up my alley!! Fun fun fun!!!!!!

thanks bunches!!!

xoxo Jenny
jennyeveryday@aol.com

The Promoted Princess said...

I'd like to join the swap please.
lilhyperbratsmom@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Sounds wonderful! Sign me up please! LSmithRN62@yahoo.com

maggiegracecreates said...

Oh My Goodness - please count me in too. Although I have to admit - I've a little performance anxiety at some of the other here.

Love this idea.

teresahome@juno.com

katydiddy said...

I would love to join the fun! My email is laura@katydid-designs.com

Lizzy said...

Please sign me up!
Lizzy
lizzy.mayorga@gmail.com

Sugar Bear said...

Yea! I haven't had an opportunity to sign up for one of your swaps yet and being an almost Halloween baby - this one is for me!
kookykarla@yahoo.com
Karla

Monica said...

Hello I woould love to sign up for this one! Love the color scheme and of course the sweets :)
Thanks!
jamon0126@msn.com

DJ said...

Another rookie swapper but i'd love to get in if there is still room.
baycity49@hotmail.com

CampSusie said...

Please sign me up - would love to participate! What fun!!! Thanks for hosting!
Susie

CampSusie at gmail.com

Molly said...

Count me in!
Molly G.
Mollyandbubba@aol.com

m i c h e l l e said...

Okay, I'm gonna go for it! Count me in, sister! I love the black and white theme with a splash of orange!

Thanks!

Michelle
seester@mail.com

Kambria said...

Ooh! Ooh! Count me in punkin'!

dutchmama@comcast.net

Sheila R said...

Sounds like great fun! Please count me in... rumcraft@kc.rr.com

Cindy said...

I would like to be in, if still room.

yappingcat@sbcglobal.net

cindy

Pamela Kim said...

What a great idea! If there's still room, count me in. pkcom@comcast.net

lisa thompson said...

Would love to join!!

Lisa Thompson
lt2b2004@yahoo.com

Sid Simpson said...

I would love to join!

Sid Simpson
utedog1@tampabay.rr.com

tonia said...

Please sign me up for the swap!
toniahooker@hotmail.com

Julie G. Baxley said...

Oh Kari, I hope I got in under the wire! I would love to join this "Sweet and Sinister Swap"

Thanks,

Julie G. Baxley
tabbytribe@earthlink.net

AmyB said...

Kari,
I'm channeling my inner Edgar Allen Poe.....and I want to join in the sweet and sinister swap something fierce! Hope there's still room! amy@usdemolition.com
-AMY B. - California

Maria said...

If there is still room, I would love to join.

Amy P said...

EEEKKS! I want in if I'm not too late. I've been pondering if I'm up to the challenge or not and now I'm cutting it close!

Heather said...

I'm so excited about Halloween this year, I can hardly stand it. I'd love to join this swap! Sweet and Sinister is just perfect. :)

I'm at: hrougeot at gmail dot com

karo said...

Hi Kari
please sign me up!

I love halloween............

e-mail: chugbug@tds.net

Carol

Anonymous said...

Is it too late? I would love to join - wanted to think before I jumped but now have some ideas for hand made and home objects...
kspilsbu@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Am I here in time? I saw your post this morning, but I wanted to think before I jumped in. I'm jumping, if there is room!
Thanks,
CindyB
Vintagechick103@yhaoo.com

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I think I am too late, but if there is room, count me in. I would love to swap in this! Thanks.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

oops, forgot email address...
sherri.field@sbcglobal.net

DianeM said...

Definitely include me, I LOVE Halloween! Wow...82 people so far...that's amazing.
Smiles, DianeM
basketblessed@yahoo.com

Bristol said...

Is there still room to sign up?
It would be my very first swap!!

My email address bcottage@hotmail.com

Leah said...

I can't believe I missed this sign up. I love swapping. If you decide to extend past 75 please include me. ltfordhd@sbcglobal.net

*Heidi* said...

Hi Kari!
Please count me in your fabulous idea of a swap!
Heid
Everyday Cookies at Sweet Woodruff Acres

PS Hopefully you have room?

*Heidi* said...

...PSS... I was thinking you have my email address...but just in case: hwoodred@aol.com

Tiffany said...

ohhh if you still have room I would just ADORE to be in this swap!

Pretty please with glitter and a little black crepe paper on top? LOL..
Tiffany
scrapdiva@comcast.net
scrapsadaisy.blogspot.com

Pamela Jane said...

Would love to drop in for a spell and brew up a good black and white batch of something wicked this way comes! Hope there is still room for one more.
pj.keravuori@mac.com

julie (jane's apron) said...

I would love to join!
julie@janesapron.com

barbara burkard said...

can i still join?
burkardbbrc@sbcglobal.net
www.123lavenderlollipop.blogspot.com
barb

fromthepines said...

Kari, Another great idea as usual! I wasn't gonna sign up, but how can I miss out on all the fun!
Your posts are giving me some great ideas for things.

Cheryl

Laurie said...

Oh, please can I join! I probably shouldn't, this is my busy time of year! But cream and black! Those are my colors!!!!! I can't resist! Here's my email: bewitchedmagic@yahoo.com

fromthepines said...

Sorry, forgot my email - fromthepines@mazinaw.on.ca

Cheryl

Kim said...

okay i have been trying to decide and if i don't sign up now i it will be too late!
so if you still have room i would love to be in this swap!
kahesson@yahoo.com

lollysnestegg said...

I would love to join this swap...Is there still room? It will be my first and my brain is already swimming with some yummy ideas! My email address is lollyb65@cs.com.
Thanks!

MNScrapbookmom said...

kari, I have been tossing this around for days... Ok... If there is room... this is my very FIRST swap... MNScrapbookmom@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful. I am new to swaps and would love to give it a try ! Thanks Kari !
monic_anna@yahoo.ca

blueberries in the fields said...

Hi again ! I do hope it is not too late to join in the swaps. I forgot to iclude my blog url.I just created it this morning, I am new to the blog world, so please all of you who take a peek, be patient ! I hope to make my blog just as nice as all of those artists women I discovered so far !
have a nice day all of you !

Christie said...

I may have tried to sign up on the wrong post and am probably too late, but this swap is right up my alley!!

Christie said...

oops my email is Cryssun@aol.com

jennalee said...

I would like to join, if it's not too late:

jenniferalee@sbcglobal.net

thanks, luv ya!

Natalea said...

Oh, I hope I'm not too late to join the swap!! I'm a Halloween fanatic and love the black/white theme idea!
please sign me up!!

nataleakandefer@braymillerbuilders.com
http://kandeland.typepad.com

Rebecca said...

Oh darn, I was out of town and I think I'm too late! Let me know if I made it, if not, I'll join in next time!

rrdusquesne@aol.com

Beth said...

Any chance that I made it in time ???
I missed the cut-off when it was at 75 and then I missed it at 100.....but I did notice that some people posted twice due to leaving out their e-mail and such...so maybe there is still room for me ?????
bamcw64@aol.com

jeanetta said...

is there still room?

Genevieve Olsen said...

If you are bending the rule and letting in a few extras I would like to sign up also, if not better luck next time!

Bejeweled said...

Oh no! I missed the 75 when I checked yesterday and missed the 100 again today. If there's still room, I'd love to play too! If not, maybe next time :)

Bejeweled said...

Whoops, forgot my email:

vendor@jeweledonline.com

Anonymous said...

my twisted self wants in...any more room at the inn???

Anonymous said...

forgotten email like many.....
tpastory@cox.net

Maria said...

I forgot my email too

lovebug2899@msn.com

maria

Bec said...

I hope I'm not too late. I was umming and ahhing for so long. But I figure if there's still a spot for me, then it's meant to be.

bec@scrappindipity.com.au

art-creations said...

if i not to late sign me up.
Svenja
email: purpurkaiser@freenet.de

Christine said...

If there's still room, I'd love to play. ~ Christine
FLWAVE@hotmail.com

Funky Finds said...

count me in. i love halloween!

jessica_hood@hotmail.com

GroovyMoonChild said...

Room for one more?

Groovymoonchild@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/midwestfibres
midwestfibres.etsy.com

Bonafyde said...

Awesome idea! Count me in! I adore everything Halloween related and I love that color combo...how can i resist!
chrismeaghan@hotmail.com

Candice Elton said...

Yes....... is it too late I love this idea.
Candiceelton@hotmail.com

Candice Carpenter said...

I'm in if you'll have me!!! This couldn't be more up my alley!

thecanster@gmail.com
www.candicecarpenter.typepad.cm

cari said...

I am so glad you like your sign!!! I love those color combinations, too, which means I DEFINITELY need to be in the swap!!!! Count me in!!

southerncari@huntel.net

Holly Doodle Designs said...

Oh NOOOO! I always miss out on your swaps. If you have anyone drop out soon, PLEASE add me!

Tsscrapin said...

wowWOWTo bad I missed this. Oh well maybe next time :) I hope you girls all have fun :)Cant wait to see!!!!

Sadie Olive said...

What a lovely idea for a swap! I LOVE the pictures in your post. I have always been a fan of black and white, and Halloween! I love the sign Cari made for you. I'm bummed I missed out on your swap. If you do decide to have another or add more people, count me in!

BEELICIOUS said...

boo hooooo hooo..sniffle sniffle
I am too late!

CB said...

I just found your Blog, too bad I missed this, Hope you have another one. Also hello to a from fellow Minnesotain.

Jennifer Pebbles said...

if you decide to accept a few more, I would love to participate!! I just heard about it!!!

Hope you are well, I *heart* halloween too!!!

jpebbles@mindspring.com

www.paperandink.typepad.com

Olivia Carter said...

So sad I missed the swap- Halloween might be the best time of year! Thanks for starting up such a cool swap and let us know how it goes!

Bren said...

I am too late too. Drat bat!!

:) Bren

http://brensconeflowercottage.blogspot.com/2007_08_26_archive.html

Anonymous said...

Boooohooo...I missed it..sorry I didn't see it earlier. It sounds soooo cool..love your thinking. Please feel free to send me info for next time. daoriginals@verizon.net
www.accessoryalamode.com

Anonymous said...

if ts not already full i would lke to sign up too.

dawnshine6@sbcglobal.net

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