Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's here!

I can see that you are all as excited about this as I am.......so back by popular demand is the Sweet and Sinister Halloween Swap!
Swap button created by Hope Wallace of Paper Relics.

This year is going to be a bit different. I'm staring a full 3 months early, because there is much to be done before the big day. Starting immediately I have a separate blog set up for the swap. For those that would like to join, the cost will be $10 (via PayPal). That includes a reserved spot in the swap, and access to the members only blog that will have frequent posts with sweet tutorials and sinister projects presented by me and some of my favorite artists. I will have giveaways, inspiration and tons of other ghoulish fun together for a full three months!
The swap itself will be similar to last year. I will take sign-ups until Sept. 1st. Partners will be assigned as people sign up for the swap, no later than the first week of Sept. Packages must be mailed by
Oct. 1st.

Your package for your partner should contain:

{something a little sweet}

{something a bit sinister}

Also...{a handcrafted item}
{a home decor item}
and {a thrifted 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. However, almost everything should be black or white or both (can be any shade of white/cream/antique white, etc.) A splash of orange in there is ok.
Please take the swap pledge and make a promise to yourself and your partner that you will:
Create a package that is one that you would enjoy receiving. The items are in good condition or handmade with care.
Please respect one another. If problems arise, try to work things out. If necessary email me as soon as possible.
Commit to mailing out on time so that your partner will receive their items before Halloween.
This is how it's going to work...if you are interested and ready to commit to the swap, please email me at artsy_mama@hotmail.com or leave a comment here with your email address that I can contact you at. I will contact you and ask for your PayPal email so that I can invoice you the $10. When payment is received you will get an email invite to join the swap blog. Partners will be assigned shortly. Check the swap blog frequently for updates and tons of ghoulish fun!


danasmith said...

I would love to join this swap! Please count me in!
Dana Smith
Fredericksburg, VA

Anonymous said...

Hi Kari,
HOORAY for a well thought out/planned swap! Count me in! Here's my info:

Paula Clare Clouse
Mt. Vernon, IL

I think you have my email addy already, or you can get it from my blog! How exciting!

Heidi said...

I emailed you! I am ready!

Unknown said...

Oh I am so there! You can count me in I will email you here in a minute! Thanks for the great swap!

inge said...

Hello Kari,

I watched already several swaps on the internet, but I was always to late to participate, hardly know how I could enter in one...it seems so much fun...

I'm a bit scared about it... will i answer the expectations?...

I'll never know if I don't give it a try... so PLEASE COUNT ME IN !

You can find my email on my website too... web.mac.com/pinkepinke
( then you have a clue of who I am, my creative side and if you think I can answer the expectations...)

Inge from Belgium

PS : how can I pay the 10 $ ?

Sheila Rumney said...

I just sent you an email asking to join in on the fun, but wanted to also leave a comment. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I would love to join your swap. Please count me in!

Cori Gilkey
Alachua, Florida

Unknown said...


Cassie said...

I would love to join this swap, my first one ever! I will email you as well. Thanks!

Sadie Lou said...

Oh my goodness!
I want to do this swap so bad!
Count me in please!


Anonymous said...

So much fun!!! I'm in and just sent you an email with my info!

Caleen said...

I would like to join in the swap.. Sounds so ghoulishly fun!! Please email me..

LiLi M. said...

Do you admit international swappers? I'm from the Netherlands, paypal is no problem, we have regular mail with the usa, takes about a week, but a package is a bit more expensive to send.
I would love to join!

my email: lilim@upcmail.nl

Thanks! LiLi

Andrea said...

is this just a halloween swap thingy????how about a pretty christmas swap??!:)

Anonymous said...

Yes I'm in like 2 fins on a cadillac.
Leah Watson
Augusta, GA
this is my e-mail

Anonymous said...

I wanna play! Sounds like fun!

Lori Z.
Rowlett, TX


Unknown said...

I love it! I'm in for sure! Just email me at the addy you used for the summer swap! :)

Danielle Dyball said...

Oh please count me in!! I loved looking at all the goodies everyone was making & receiving last year, I wished I had participated:-)

My email is: mommyscrafting[at]hotmail[dot]com

Ekkk, I'm so excited!!


Victoria said...

Would love to join and see what wonderful things you have planned for us

Vicki Grobels


Leah C said...

I'd like to join the fun, too...I've already sent an email with my info:)

Unknown said...

Kari, I think this sounds like so much fun. I just e-mailed you to ask to join. By the way I love the new look of your blog. Karen

LW said...

this is going to be great....

can't wait...



Jessi Nagy said...

hey hey Kari doll,
i just emailed ya.
im in.
this is going to be a blast!!!

julie (jane's apron) said...

count me in Kari...loved this swap last year.

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

I've just sent you an email but would love to join in!!!

Victoria xx

Grace said...

Can't wait to start creating and shopping for this swap! Thanks for hosting. so Excited. Grace

Nancy said...

Kari - I'm sooo excited! Emailing you now. Nancy

LaVerne said...

Kari, I would LOVE to join this swap...Your Vintage Party Swap was my first and I had such a great partner and so much fun that I'ma swapaddict now. Please count me in. LaVerne in Texas

Anonymous said...

I would love to join this swap! Sounds like tons of fun!!

Count me in...
Lonnie Jenck
Tillamook, OR

Andria said...

I just emailed you about joining the swap. I'm super-excited!


Joy Campbell said...

I saw this last year but it was after it was over...I am SOooooo in this year. Will send email with info, Thanks Jessi dear for giving me the heads up on this one!

Joy Campbell

Melissa said...

Please sign me up and count me in. This sounds like a lot of fun. I just emailed you with my info too.


andrea said...

sign me up Artsy Mama! I had so much fun last year and it's never too early to begin collecting & creating! :) Andrea



Sherri said...

I have sent you an email...

Classics and Country said...

Wow, Looks like what have something in common. We both like black and white for a Halloween theme. I just did a vignette today, check it out on my blog. I like what your idea. You have great snapshots. Time to finish checking out your great blog.

Anonymous said...

Please let me join! I've wanted to try a swap for so long, but I was scared. I've got lots of ideas and plenty of supplies for this one, so I think I'm ready.
Jayme Lockyer
Union Grove, NC

Debb said...

I would like to join your swap,love Halloween.I have a swap for Hallowween Fairy door going on now. I will email you my email addy.
love Debb

Jenn said...

Kari, I'm in....I have sent you an email.... so fun!!

Anonymous said...

This sounds wickedly delicious! Count me in, too!

Victoria (Vickie) Merrick
Tuttle, OK

Rowan Willow said...

I wanna play...Please add me. Ghouly ghouly goblins!!!

Rowan WIllow
aka Tiffany

Anonymous said...

Hello Kari!
Lemme pay you right away, because I want to swap!

Kathie LP
Ramona, CA

Dawn @ alteredartists said...

I would love to get sinister! I missed the swap last year and it looked like sooo much fun. My email is Swright426@aol.com.
Mwa ha ha ha haaaaa,
Stephanie Wright

JoAnneBNA said...

Count Me In!
Joanne Skidmore
Nashville, TN

Joanna Rowan said...

I would love to joint hsi swap! Please email me at rowansduir@yahoo.com
Thank you so much!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

I would love to play! This sounds fun!!



Unknown said...

I want to join! I'll send you an email with my info.

Cheryl said...

I just e-mailed you my information to join in the swap! So excited! I heard how much fun it was last year from both Joy and Kim! Count me in!

Saucy said...

I missed out on signing up but if there are any reader-swappers in Canada who would like to do a one-on-one similar swap, can they visit my blog? I am really a very good swapper. Trust me.

KhrisW said...

Argh! You can't leave me out. I was born in October! I'm also a part time witch! LOL.

Please let me know if I can join in on the phone, trust me, you won't be disappointed!

Quantico, VA. I heard about this from Dana's blog, btw....

Terri said...

Please if I'm not too late .....I want to play? Terri

Anonymous said...

I'd love to participate in the swap! I will email you my address. Thanks.

Vintage Market Place said...

OMG, I have been looking for something like this!
I totally want to do it. I better get signed up fast.