Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Little Halloween History and WItch Ridiculousness

Here is a bit of history for the month of October, the month of Halloween, spooks, and treats. It has become one of my favorite seasons of the year. This is a fairly non-scary post to ease our way in. 
This is from, with a link at the end. 

Halloween Superstitions
Halloween has always been a holiday filled with mystery, magic and superstition. It began as a Celtic end-of-summer festival during which people felt especially close to deceased relatives and friends. For these friendly spirits, they set places at the dinner table, left treats on doorsteps and along the side of the road. They lit candles to help loved ones find their way back to the spirit world.

...But what about the Halloween traditions and beliefs that today's trick-or-treaters have forgotten all about? Many of these obsolete rituals focused on the future instead of the past and the living instead of the dead. In particular, many had to do with helping young women identify their future husbands and reassuring them that they would someday—with luck, by next Halloween—be married. There were many such Celtic traditions.   [more at]

Now how about a little witch education as well? 

10 Ways to Identify a Witch  
Actually used during the Salem witch trials
[click on the title for more information]

by: Stacy Conradt 

1. Make a witch cake  

2. Weigh them against a stack of Bibles

3. Check for moles, birthmarks, scars, or extra nipples - they're marks of the Devil

4. Observe them talking to themselves

6. Ask a hard-of-hearing elderly woman if she's guilty while her good ear is turned away

7. Observe the number of pets she has

8. Take their sarcastic comments seriously
9. Ask if they've had dreams about Native Americans

10. Check to see how many times they've been married

Please click on the title to read the description of each test in Stacy's article!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Trio of Tags

This trio was not intended as a one when it started out. It happened over a weekend long art athon. One theme was monochromatic, limit three pieces. Another theme was to use the same image three times on three different pieces in three different ways. I used different media and technique to color each.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

b is for Bear

"b" is for bear ATC: colored with blendabilities alcohol ink markers by Stampin' Up, all Stampin' Up except random b sticker from stash

Monday, September 29, 2014

Two more I finished off

Here are two more unfinished cards that I finally finished off recently. Just as they state, a "just because" care and a "celebration" card.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Belated Birthday Wish

A belated birthday card. It is an unfinished card that I finished off with some pieces left over from this and that. I like how it came out!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Home State Cards

These are two Michigan ATC's that I made. One was traded for a London card and the other for a MO card. My state/country collection has begun. Woohoo!