Original Art & Fabulosities Giveaway! (GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED)

(giveaway now closed)

Halloween is pretty much my favorite holiday, for several reasons:

1.  I love to dress up!  I will gladly partake of any occasion that allows me to wear a costume and make a fool of myself.

2.  No pressure!  I don’t have to battle crowds and scour the stores on Halloween Eve, looking for the perfect gift for my great aunt Ida, or worry about sending so-and-so a Halloween card, just because they sent me one.

3.  Like that wasn’t enough, there’s free candy!

So, I’m really excited about this giveaway from artist extraordinaire and Queen of Halloween herself, Kelley Smith!

Understatement alert: Kelley likes Halloween.  If you are lucky enough to see how fantastically she decks out her home for Halloween, you will stand there gaping for hours, and then come home and curse all your own pathetic decorations. 

Here’s an example: This year I hung up a paper skeleton from the dollar store.  Kelley, on the other hand, hand-painted these porcelain dolls into the creepiest altered-art you’ve ever seen, named them, and WROTE THEIR BIOGRAPHIES! And that probably isn’t 1/100th of everything she’s done. This week. The woman is amazing. 


These dolls, complete with their accessories and stories, are available in her etsy shop, Kelley Smith Original Art and Fabulousities

If those are a little too freaky for your taste, and make you nearly wet your pants in fright, don’t worry, she also makes the coolest jewlery too!

And today she has kindly offered one of her handmade Halloween jewelry creations to one lucky Better After reader! 


You could win this darling Halloween charm necklace and be a Halloween Queen yourself!  Features a vile of “bat blood,” skull with crystal eyes, assorted beads and an altered-art witch in the Starry Night sky on an 18″ black velvet cord.

Enter to win!

To enter once: simply leave a comment here!  

For an extra entry: visit Kelley Smith Original Art & Fabulosities, and come back and leave another comment letting me know you did so!

And, if you’d like to see more of Kelley’s art, not to mention the insanely awesome portraits she did of my three children for my birthday (seriously, I have won the friend lottery), visit her Art Blog.
 Good luck, I hope you win!  Have a great weekend!

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  1. I gave up on Halloween after my kids grew up, but after seeing all the wonderfully scary stuff, think I will join the fun.

  2. What a great giveaway! I hope I win…I need some spooky jewels to add to my collection!! 🙂

  3. Visited Kelly’s shop and those dolls are going to give me nightmares. Seriously.

  4. My favorite holiday, love the social aspect of the holiday – need some spooky jewels to spark up conversation!

  5. visited the site – now I REALLY hope I win!! Can I say she looks so sweet to have such wonderfully spooky designs!

  6. I love Halloween, too, would love towinthis!

  7. I love it!

  8. Oh i love this necklace, it would be great to win it. I love the witch flying in the stary night print.

  9. Oh I love the witch riding through Starry Night! I have always thought Glamma Fabulous was super Fabulous!

  10. I visited her shop and love her pieces

  11. i LOVE halloween, but those dolls are creeping me out. the jewelry is amazing.

  12. I would love this piece. Halloween is my favorite holiday too! At my workplace they don’t let us dress up and this would be the most amazing thing to bring a little Halloween into my office wardrobe. 🙂

  13. Porcelain dolls? WAAAAY creepy. Even before she painted them! Halloween necklace? Too cute for words!

  14. Oh my goodness! What an awesome necklace. Love it, love it! Thanks for the chance to win it 🙂


  15. Those poor baby dolls! I have never seen anything like them! LOL! Amy Hay Raggedyamy24@aol.com

  16. Is there anything creepier than a porcelain doll anyway? NOW there is! Creepers!

  17. I checked out the Etsy page. I really like the Unusual One of a Kind Halloween Pendant, Swarovski Crystaled Creepy Guy. Thanks, Amy Hay

  18. Visited the site! I love that Kelley looks like she’s going to go lead Bible Study after writing a zombie’s tragic bio.

  19. I’m in! Cool stuff! About time to introduce Norwegians to som Halloween-jewlery:-)

    Regards, Maratonjenta!

  20. Very cute and ghoulish jewelry. I love it!

  21. I visited the sight…I have to explore some more! Thanks!

  22. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love that necklace! (I also love your blog and visit everyday…)

  23. Too CUTE! I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. Visited! Little Abigail freaks me out. Seriously talented lady.

  25. those dolls are fabulously creepy! love the necklace, especially the purple flat-bottom flask!

  26. Thank for the great giveaway!

  27. What a great giveaway. This would be an awesome birhtday present for my daughter whose birthday is on halloween. She really is the halloween queen!

  28. Quite the unique giveaway… I’ll be a happy ghoul wearing this necklace!

  29. Stopped by Kelley’s Etsy store and I think I may have found a way to re-use my girls’ porcelain dolls sitting in the attic! LOL

  30. I love them! They’re pretty spooky, but they would absolutely add that little extra something to an outfit 😉

  31. BTW, I visited her etsy site too, and my fav is the Scary American Gothic Hall. Such a great spin on a classic

  32. Yes indeed, CREEPY. The dolls are creepy! But I love you, and now I love Kelly, too!

  33. GlammaCool stuff! I visited Kelly’s etsy shop AND her art blog also. Glammmmmm….

  34. trying to get into the halloween spirit…this might do it!

  35. she is very talented! love it all!

  36. Love it!!! Wow!

  37. Love it!

  38. The charm necklace is AWESOME! Thanks for the give-away. 🙂

  39. I visited Kelley’s site!

  40. this would be great to wear this Halloween


  41. I would love to win one of those creepy little necklaces.

  42. I would love to win this necklace…I would send it down to my daughter in KW…she really loves this stuff…thanks for a fun giveaway…

  43. I visited Kelly’s etsy site…wow, those dolls are sure scarey…..I think I like the jewelry better…LOL..

  44. I teach at an elementary school and love any excuse to dress up! These necklaces are super cute!!!


  45. I grew up with a dad that not only loved Halloween, but was the guy that hid in the leaves and scared all the kids that came buy. Now he buys king-sized candy bars for all the parents. Needless to say, we ALWAYS visit the grandparents for Halloween. 🙂

  46. Checked out Kelly’s very cool shop. Those dolls were seriously creepy. And Awesome.

  47. Commenting, yay! Those dolls are creepy cute, but CREEPY creepy cute.

  48. I love to decorate for Halloween. My daughter’s birthday is only a few days after Halloween so her theme for her birthday is always Halloween so we get to go a little crazy with the decorations! Fun stuff.

  49. My daughter turns 22 on Halloween…woukd kove to win a necklace to commemorate her day!!~

  50. I visited her site…YIKES!!!!!~


  51. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

  52. I visited Kelly’s shop

  53. I visited & I think the dolls are freakishly brilliant and I adore the jewelry. Thanks !!

  54. I love Halloween, thanks for sharing these ideas!

  55. Wow, creep-tastic dolls!
    Though, I think I’d prefer some of the jewllery, I don’t think I could sleep with one of those dolls in my house!

  56. Great, creepy-crafty ideas. I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance.

  57. I also checked out her etsy shop!

  58. Ohhh I love those! Those dolls are too creepy for me lol

  59. I think this is such a cool Giveaway! Never been that into Halloween until I saw this giveaway!

  60. I just visited the website and it’s awesome. Such a creative way to use Dolls for Halloween. I have added her as one of my faves in Etsy.

  61. ok entry #2 went to Glamfabs etsy she is so talented

  62. I would love to win! Halloween is my favorite holiday…well almost!

  63. I love your blog and I get some great ideas. I would so love to win a halloween necklace! KRADAMS54@HOTMAIL.COM

  64. Great idea refurbishing the porcelain dolls. Love it!! The child dolls are my favorite. My husband just happened to see me looking at them & asked me immediately…”you are NOT getting one of those…right?” LOL!!

  65. Soooooo scared of those dollys

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