Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hello (and a Halloween Wall Project)

I thought I would write a quick post today to say hello.
I hope this finds all of you enjoying the beautiful fall weather!  

I haven't posted for the past couple of months but I have been stalking blogs and I love all of the fall and halloween ideas being posted.

I haven't done any autumn decorating at my house (yet) but I have worked on a few halloween projects that made their way into my booths.  Decorating old cabinet cards for halloween decor is not a new idea but I thought I would show you one I made that recently sold at my Parkville booth location.
This particular gentleman had such an "evil scientist" look to me making him perfect for a halloween hanging.  Using a page from an old victorian photo album as my starting point, I simply added pieces and parts until I was happy with the look.  
 I really enjoy making these because anything goes....and it gives me a chance to use some of the odds and ends I have all over my studio!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Jane

58 comments:

  1. Oh, I was so happy to see your post!! I miss all your creativeness...hope you are enjoying your break...but not too much!!

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  2. Such a nice surprise to see your post today! Love your cabinet card friend and his pointy hat. The highlighted '31' on the ruler is brilliant. I just scored some old pant hangers recently -- I'm going to have to do some Halloween creating. Great to see you, hope you are doing well. :)

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  3. Good to see a post from you Jane! Hope you're doing well, all we can do is take one day at a time. As always, I love your creativity and use of simple things to make something wonderful and eye-catching! Hugs!

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  4. I just love seeing your name pop up again ... you are greatly missed ... but I'm sure you were able to do a lot of deep breathing!

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  5. Welcome back to blogging. I hope you're well and enjoyed the break.
    Beautiful cabinet card you did with the material that was in your studio.
    Olympia

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  6. Yay!! So happy to "see" you! I love you're ideas and appreciate you sharing.

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  7. Jane so happy to see you post! What a cute idea too!
    xx
    Anne

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  8. jane, it makes me so happy to see a post from you. I've missed your creative ideas, but mostly I've missed your friendship. You've been in my thoughts, and I hope that you have found some peace and comfort and perhaps some joy has returned to your days. Good to see you creating again.
    With sincere thoughts..........Sarah

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  9. Hi Jane! I saw you on the side bar and did a little happy dance in my seat! I love the upcycled cabinet card, some of them do look a bit scarey! I still haven't decorated either, but possibly this week... enjoy your Sunday! love, t.xoxoxooxo

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  10. Jane,
    What a nice surprise to see you back. Glad to hear that you still have your booths too. Your new goodie is just outstanding...you put so much thought in all you do. Take care:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Glad you're back. This is a great Halloween decoration! Pinterest has loads of ideas!

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  12. Hi Jane! Hope you are well. This is perfect for Halloween. If I remember you did some great witch projects with some old pictures; they were great, too.

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  13. I was so happy to see a post from you pop up in my reader!
    This is a great way to use up odds and ends.

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  14. Hi Jane-- I was surprised to see your post! But still very happy...:)

    I love these little pants hangers they make a great way to hang things...I love that alter'd photo for halloween. You're so creative.
    Have a great week!
    many blessings to you, Pat

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  15. Glad to see a post from you -- you are always so clever, and this project is no exception!!! Sally

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  16. HI,HI, HI, JANE!!!
    I've beem thinking about you! It's so nice that you posted!
    He does look a little "evil"...LOL!!! Creating is so good for us! So happy and as always,
    Thank You for Sharing your talent!
    XO
    Deb

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  17. Hi...I join all of your other blogging buddies, to say that I was also happy to see you return. I hope all is well with you, and happy to hear you still have your booth and are still crafting! This project is so unique and clever! Missed you and your ideas!!

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  18. Hi, Jane! So good to see a post from you!!! I've been "stalking" your snowman post from last year. I've been collecting spice bottles to make a few for our Christmas Open House. So happy to see your latest creation!!!

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  19. Happy to see your post..I love the idea you have here and it will not last long in your booth I am sure..Have a wonderful day..

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  20. Jane, so great to see you posting. And I'm happy you've felt like crafting. Sometimes I think crafting, whether it be making cute things, painting, needle works, it really helps calm our hearts and our heads. I love your creation. The best part to me was the $1 tickets, they added even more humor to it.

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  21. Jane, it is so nice to hear from you. I hope you are doing well. I miss you and your creativity. Love this Halloween idea,

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  22. Jane I was so excited to see your post on my Reader today!!! Love this project and he does have an evil look about him! So glad you are doing well. Miss you! Hugs, Linda

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  23. Welcome back Jane! I just love all the possibilities with these pants hangers...and with old photos. Another creative idea.

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  24. Great to see you and your clever ideas again.

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  25. Welcome back! Looking forward to more of your terrific creations and posts!

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  26. OH I love this, Jane! I can see why he sold so quickly! SO good to hear from you!! XOXO

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  27. It was so nice to see you pop up on my sidebar. Your evil scientist/warlock guy is too cute. I've missed your unique projects!

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  28. Great to have you back... if only for one post.

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  29. That's what's good about blogging, it's OK to take a break. I have slowed down a lot too. Hope you are well rested from blogworld. You were missed. I saw your sweet Dad passed away, I'm so sorry for your loss. It really leaves a whole in your heart.
    Love your creepy man here.

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  30. So clever {as usual}
    and so good to see you back . . .

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  31. Nice to see you again, Jane. I hope all is well with you. Your Halloween craft is just superb and inspiring. I love the funny touch of that jaunty pointed hat! We look forward to more posts. Stay well, Victoria

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  32. Nice to see you popping in to say hi! Thanks for sharing your awesome Halloween craft. He DOES have a evil scientist look about him!!

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  33. Oh Jane, so glad you popped in! I have never seen cabinet cards decorated for Halloween, so it is new to me!! I think most of the old photo's look kind of creepy anyway so, making them into halloween art is perfect!!! I love it and I see why it sold! PS: I haven't done any fall decorating either, heck I did not even know people did until I blogged......SHHHH don't tell anyone!

    Carol

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  34. How lovely to see that you had the energy to post again. I do hope that the break & the crafting has been restorative & has helped you gain some equilibrium.
    Looking forward to more posts when you are ready.
    Warm regards
    Lush

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  35. Hi Jane, so glad to see your post today! I love the ruler with the buckle on the 31st...so cute! Have a great day! Jean

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  36. Dear Jane, so lovely to see you pop up on my sidebar, blogging again. Love this latest project, I'm not at all surprised that it sold quickly.
    Maggie

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  37. Hi Jane,

    What a "treat" to see your post! Love your scientist project!
    :) Jan

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  38. Your little hanger is adorable! I just bought some of those old hangers and now you've given me an idea of what I can do with them! Thanks for sharing and I hope you are doing well.

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  39. LOVE, and LOVE that you are back, even if it is just for this one post! Hope you're doing well!

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  40. Welcome. It has long been watching your blog. I admire the amazing ideas. You are amazing

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  41. Jane,
    How wonderful to see your new post pop up on my side bar. I was just thinking about you this weekend and it is great to see you are still busy creating! I just love your sign, I have a best friend that would LOVE this sign, she is all about Halloween
    dee dee

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  42. Fabulous! You definitely have not lost your creative touch. So good to hear from you again and I'm happy to hear that you're still creating. Happy fall to you:-)

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  43. As everyone, glad to see you posting, wonderful and clever sign!

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  44. Lovely to see you here. Enjoy this fall season with its beautiful weather and I pray that God will be near to you as you approach this holiday season. Blessings. Kelly

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  45. Ps obviously so many are happy to see a post from you but continue to break or blog as you feel led. It seems we will all still be here. :).

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  46. Great to see you Jane. I love how creative you are. You always come up with such unique ideas!

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  47. Cool! I have a bunch of those hangers! I may have to steal your idea!

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  48. Nice to see you! I love your projects and this is awesome. Happy Fall!

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  49. Glad to see that you are still creating and doing well. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

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  50. Hi Jane,

    It's great to see your post! Hope you are doing well. Have a great week!

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  51. A pants hanger...great idea. Love the way you did the belt with a yard stick. Must have been a skinny fellow with a 31'waist.lol
    He does sorta have an evil look. Glad to hear you still have your booths and very happy to see a post come up.

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  52. Very cute idea. Like the old wooden pant hanger. Just found one hidden deep in a spare closet. glad to see you back in circulation. Lisa

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  53. Welcome back and with the cutest cabinet card alteration I've seen lately! Hope your break has been restful and healing and also hoping to see you here again soon.

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  54. Hi Jane! What a fun surprise to see you back. Your project above is so wonderful. I can see why it sold! You are such an amazingly creative person! I hope all is well with you!

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  55. Sooooo glad your back!!! Best blog ever! Ove your ideas!

    Karen

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  56. Ok can you say proof read next time. OUY!

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  57. Just realized that you are back! My favorite blog!

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