Monday, October 12, 2015

Wanna Play With Matches?

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a most Awesome day! It's beginning to feel a lot like fall here in the Ozarks. Pumpkins everywhere, mums and leaves and the cool crisp evenings!! Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year. There is just something about falling leaves and the smell of apple pie and apple cider not to mention fall festivals everywhere!!


I have been busy in the studio trying to play catch up on my art and it has been crazy busy. Oh, please don't let it sound like I am complaining NOT AT All!! My studio is my sanctuary , looking at it right now some might laugh!! But such is the life of an artist, after all I specialize in Creative Messes!!! LOL

Anyway I just I would give you a few glimpses of what is going on here in the studio and then see who would like to play with MATCHES!!!

 New designs using images from CrowAbout StudioB

New travel tubes


And Matchbooks!!

Yep!! You heard right I said MATCHES!!  No we're not going to burn anything down we are just going to light up the Swap world with a long awaited swap here on the blog!! I have had such a wonderful response to these sweet little art pieces. I created mine for the Matchbook swap over at Mischief Circus hosted by the amazingly talented Marsha Slayer of Tumble Fish Studios

Now we did not use actual matchbooks we created our own and then added little snippets of our personal art. Such a FUN FUN time and AMAZING talents!!!

Here is a peek at some I received



Aren't these the BOMB!!! Oh LUCKY ME!!!

So with that who’s in for playing with Matches!!! LOL

Here is how it will work:

You will have until October 16th to sign up here by leaving a comment in the comment section below and emailing me at

After signing up you will create 6 matchbooks using REAL Matchbooks. You need only cover the outside!! Then you will have until November 14th to mail them to me along with a self-addressed and postage paid envelope.  I will then divide all out (you create 6 and receive six back) and mail them back to you on November 16th. There may even be some little surprises lurking!! Now please NOTE: if you do not send a prepaid mailing envelope (envie addressed to you postage paid) I will NOT be able to mail back to you until I receive postage!

I can't wait to see what you all create!! Mine are being tucked away in this cute little jar to sit in my living room!!

What a GREAT conversation piece not to mention MATCHES in case of electric loss!! After all for some of us winter is coming!! You can find some GREAT image packs by Nancy Baumiller of CrowAbout Studio B and Tumble Fish Studios over at  Tell'm Melodee sent ya!!

Well that's it folks I hope you all will join me for this fun swap!! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!


Have a beautiful day everyone!!


  1. I hate to rain on the swap parade but it is not legal to mail matches due to the possibility of friction in the equipment and starting a fire. What if you swapped matchboxes instead, and removed the matches before mailing them. Maybe put a little goodie inside the matchbox

  2. Annie thank you so much for reminding me! I had forgotten to mention that for my out of country friends you cannot ship matches. You can send them domesticly but must address them in a particular way which I have updated in my blogpost. I do apologize for the missing info I got soo Excited to be back having fun!!!

  3. Signing up, I hope I can mail them💖

  4. Me me me! Happy to oblige with either books or boxes.

  5. Can't find the mailing instructions! Do I need glasses???!!!!!!😱