Thursday, October 24, 2013

What is your favorite part of October?

Do you like the process of picking that "special" pumpkin?

Hand-picked lovelies from Susies Garden Patch    

Do you find yourself giggling at the spooky decorations everywhere?

An altered spool that I created for a swap at the yahoo art group Art For The Creative  Mind

Does the macabre frighten or enchant you???

A decoration that I altered and enhanced with markers and Glossy Accents

Are you fascinated with the folklore and mystery of Halloween?

Altered books that I created for my shop Auntie Sisters, using art supplies from my favorite designers, Tim Holtz

My favorite art project this fall!

Altered puzzle pieces featuring "The Raven" for another swap at Art For The Creative Mind

Do you like creating spooky vignettes when decorating?

Hand-crafted art work from around the world created by my crafting buddies.
 The miniature wizards chest was made by my favorite You Tuber, Fiona Jennings.
Anyone else recognize their wonderful creations???

Are you more suited to simple harvest decor and sweet scarecrows?

Love these Wizard of Oz Happy Meals toys that I borrowed from my grandson.

Do the colors of Autumn sing to your soul?

My neighbors beautiful trees.

Do you enjoy the harvest of nature's bounty?

Butternut squash

Are you squirreling away some treats for a cold winters day?

Are you moved to thankfulness for God's creations by the simple ghost shadow of a leaf?

No matter what you fancy, October is a special month to me in so many ways, and my wish is the same for you!! 



Friday, October 18, 2013

Operation Write Home

Have you heard of "Operation Write Home"? Their mission is to support our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as "Any Hero" cards of gratitude to encourage them. 

A simple, thoughtful project for all ages to do and at a little cost but with a big impact.

Take the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our heroes and their families by serving them through Operation Write Home. You can participate in this endeavor with your creative friends and family at home, in school, or with your service organization. 

Local Event

Join us at the State Street Market Shops , Elgin, Illinois, this Saturday October 19th, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00pm in our cafe. We will have supplies on hand for card making and assembly, you just need to bring a pair of scissors, glue and a crafty friend or two. 

Your donation of A2 sized (5 3/4" x 4 3/8") envelopes would be greatly appreciated.

As always, the cafe has complimentary coffee and snacks and soft drinks for a nominal fee.

Can't make the event? Stop by State Street Market Shops any time between now and October 25th and donate your spare change or A2 sized envelopes to help support Operation Write Home.

A little love goes a long way!

Visit the Operation Write Home web page for more information at this link: