Thursday, October 22, 2015


Hello everyone!  

I am so excited to announce that I was recently asked by Brenda Brown to do a guest designer spot 
for A Vintage Journey.  This was like a homecoming for me as I was one of the original "Creative Crew" when A Vintage Journey launched in February of 2014.

The theme for October is "Journaling with Tim" ... something right up my alley as I have always been a huge fan of Tim Holtz' style and I am currently have so much fun learning, experimenting and creating my own art/junk journals.

I played around with Tim's Artful Dwellings die cuts and created a very dimensional Haunted House cover.  Complete with ghostly visitors, rickety old siding and spooky roof peaks, this book is definitely a one of a kind.  With a combination of some Tim Holtz and DecoArt Media Line products, I had a complete blast making this book and so can you!

Here are a couple of little sneak peaks for you ...

"Knock Knock ....
"Who's There?"
"Doncha who?"
"Doncha 'witch' you could come in and play?"


Looks like Tim's "Creepy Kids" are stopping by for a visit ...

And what would a Haunted House art journal be 
without good ol' Grandma's portrait hanging in the foyer?

For a complete pictorial tutorial on how to create this art/junk journal, head on over to 

Happy Fall and Happy Halloween! 


  1. Oh these are fun ... I'll have to check it out (after I finish my tag... that's what I'm supposed to be doing right now ) :)

  2. I am in love with this sneak peek and can't even imagine how super amazing the whole project will be! It's always so refreshing and inspiring to swing by your blog. Love what you do and how you do it!

  3. Candy I saw the whole project and it's stunning as always! Love your Halloween work, all details are incredible! Thanks for sharing with us your creative process! You are always an inspiration for me! Barbarayaya

  4. Your project over there is wonderful Candy.....such amazing creativity xx

  5. Wow wow and wow again Candy... A stunning project! Shall be looking at this one again! Lovely to see you back at AVJ xx

  6. A joy to have you with us this month, Candy, and what a jaw-dropping creation! Wow doesn't even begin to cover it!!
    Alison xx

  7. Oh my goodness...I've been over to see! Absolutely a labor of love and so fabulous!!! LOVE the whole house and the inside. LOVE LOVE LOVE every bit....fabulous design and details!!!

  8. I will so be popping over to check out this Halloween treat!

  9. Candy, this is SO cool!! I'm totally blown away!

  10. It is such a pleasure to have you back with us Candy, you are so, so talented and inspiring, I just adore your witchy journal.... Like Alison has already said, wow doesn't even begin to cover it! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. What a super fun and spooky project! What a lot of work and creativity in executing each detail - what a wonderful Halloween book - thanks so much for joining us at AVJ!! Julia xx

  12. Candy, just saw your amazing Halloween journal over at AVJ, it is incredible! So many wonderful and intricate details and you share your techniques and tips so clearly in your tutorial. Thank you so much, you are a real inspiration! Deb xo

  13. I have to say again thanks for that awesome tutorial over at AVJ! This is a really fabulous journal. I really like the twine binding technique, I shall try that!

  14. Looks fab, Candy! Over to have a closer look. TFS! Claudia x

  15. OMGosh!! this looks fabulous! I am off for a closer look-
    have to tell you, I almost lost my coffee with your Doncha! Haahaaaaa I love it! Glad to see I am not the only one who appreciates some good ol corny humor!! heeehee
    Happy Friday Candy! xo


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