Monday, October 13, 2008

Sweet and Sinister delights....

I'm excited to share with you my wonderful gifts from my Sweet and Sinister partner, Candice Carpenter! She was so fun to shop for...and of course receive from. Check out all these goodies. So many of the items I had been eyeing in her shop, like the giant black feathers, black and orange glass glitter, trims, candies...and so much more!
Love this crow on a white pumpkin. Perfect with my decor.
I was thrilled to recieve one of her famous handmade banner. So much attention to detail here. Everything just pops. I LOVE this!!!

Here is the package I mailed to Candice. I pretty much stuck to completely black and white besides the scarecrow image in the shadow box.She loves vintage. I found this amazing black vintage hat with loads of huge black velvet bows. Also this box of vintage straws with a black and white circus image just screamed Candice. She was over the moon about the black and cream striped box. That was really hard to give away, but I knew she'd adore it!
I've been doing lots of old school scrapbooking lately. I'm really excited to update my books with pages telling the story through images of the magnificent fall we are having here.




If you're looking for some neat Halloween craft projects, Jennifer Pebbles posted a free online class over here at 2Peas to make some wickedly wonderful wall art.

Also, crafzine has a fabulous Halloween mask tutorial here.

Be sure and visit here as well for wonderful inspiration from the Sweet and Sinister group.

Happy Crafting!

19 comments:

Christi Snow said...

Kari, how fun to see you scrapbooking again!!! Gorgeous layouts! ...and I always love to see all the Sweet & Sinister goods...so much fun! smiles...

Lilli said...

Sigh, loving all the Autumny beauty that you're sharing with us. And great links too. Thanks :)

Michelle Palmer said...

What a great blog...
Thanks for sharing so many creative moments!
Michelle

Saucy said...

All this sweet and sinister goodness is just making me sad that I missed out... next year, possibly!

Ranjini said...

Love Candice's banner, you are both lucky girls -- that stripey bandbox is a FIND! Your autumn photos are gorgeous!!
Ranjini

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

cute postKari!!love everything you got and sent!! adorable scrapbook pages!! I hope you have a fantastic day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

Grace said...

Oh my what pretty gifts received and sent! Loved the black and white theme thanks so much for hosting this swap. Grace

AmyB said...

Wow - you and Candace are the dynamic duo of swapping. Fantastic items both to and from. Thanks so much for your ongoing insiration. Your scrapbook pages are vibrant and beautiful too. I've been checking into the Sw&Sin Flickr group and have really ejoyed it. Maybe I'll join in again next year. Here's to you & your! - Amy Bauer

Robyn said...

Loved all the swap goodies!!! That hat is wonderful and love the mini mannequin.

Robyn said...

Loved all the swap goodies!!! That hat is wonderful and love the mini mannequin.

KathrynAntyr said...

Great gifts to and fro! I was too late to get in on the official swap but a friend of mine in Belgium matched me up with a friend of hers and we swapped. What fun! The best part is that I have a new friend too!

I will be posting photos of our swap this Saturday on my blog entry for hosted by "A Fanciful Twist" and I'll point my guests to your blog party. Oh my such fun is in store!

Thanks again for all of the inspiration this season. I'm paying it forward to the Soul Journal group that I participate in.

I'll see you around blogland!
hugs
k

Cami said...

I just rec'd the best Halloween swap ever. Can't even wait for Christmas. Love your scrapping too. The Sassafras Lass lines put me over the edge. So fun!

Candice Carpenter said...

Gosh Kari, you are so over the top and i love it! Thank you again and again for everything!

Candice Carpenter said...

Oh and the scrapbook pages...LOVE!!!!

snowbearsmom1 said...

Kari what a fabulous array of goodies!!! Halloween is awesome... look at all the goodies that come from it!! It's just FaBOOlous!!

Shopgirl said...

You are really enjoying this season...I do enjoy fall and Halloween and your picture really put me in the mood.
Julie and I would like you to take a peek at our challenge. We need you to vote...and there is a prize for voting.
Julie is Celtic Lady and she is on my side bar under Julie.
Hugs, Mary

Shopgirl said...

I should have said there will be a drawing for a prize for those who vote...yikes!

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

Oh what amazing treats! I just love it all!

Did I tell you that Miranda's friend, Josh said to "tell ArtsyMama hi?" I got a big kick out of that. :-)

KarenHarveyCox said...

What wonderful Sweet and Sinister goodies. Your scapbook layouts for fall are gorgeous. Then again look at the cuties that you have to add to these magnificent backdrops. Karen