Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Blog Hop - Simply Scrapping Crafts

Welcome to Simply Scrapping Crafts First Annual Haunted Hallow Hop! We have quite a line-up for you today filled with lots of tricks and treats! Now what would trick or treating be without candy? Eye candy that is! Our DT has been busy at work in Dr. Jekyll's lab creating just the right formula to inspire your hauntingly sweet projects this year. Be sure to comment all of the blogs along the way because we have "hidden" some extra special treats along the way. There is no way to tell where we have them stashed, so be sure not to miss out! Some of our hop hosts are giving an extra entry for becoming a follower. Who doesn't appreciate more chances to win right?

All winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 via the DT blogs and also in the hop room at SSC, which can easily be accessed here . You have until 11:59PM EST tonight, October 16, 2010 to comment for your chance to win. All you need to do is click on each link and leave a comment as you hop along to the end of the list.

Are you ready for a frightfully wicked Haunted Hallow Hop? Let's get to hoppin'!

Deb
Maureen
Georgia
Theresa - YOU ARE HERE
Nikki
Rona
Colleen
Amy
Emily
Clare
Pryn

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Hi everybody! Welcome, and thanks so much for stopping (or is that hopping) by! I am so glad to have you here!

Are you having fun yet? Getting some good inspiration and ideas? I certainly hope so, and I hope to be able to inspire you a bit more today.

I decided to make an Autumn banner for the Hallow-Hop, but went for some non-traditional shapes - 4 chipboard trees and 3 chipboard houses. The trees are from Maya Road and the houses are from Creative Imaginations. I put all seven of the pieces close together to get this photo.



This photo shows the banner hanging outside on the deck - I can get much better photos outside than inside.



So here are some individual photos that show each of the seven pieces up close. I used all sorts of embellishments for these, but all of the patterned papers are from Basic Grey.

This first tree shape uses Webster's Pages Bloomers and American Crafts rose ribbon pieces, along with Webster's Pages Sparklers and Basic Grey felties.



This second section, one of the house shapes, uses some lace pieces that I had in my stash to accent the roof, along with some green vine ribbon that I also had in my stash (I bought both of those at a recent scrapping convention, but they were generic). It also uses AC Thickers, a Cosmo Cricket cat rubon, an Ippity by Unity stamp as the base for a 3D pumpkin, and alphabet stickers by Cosmo Cricket. I get my Ippity stamps from Rona, my dear friend and favorite Ippity Chick at http://scraprona.blogspot.com/. She not only brings us fabulous stamps, but she throws in wonderful goodies with every order!



The second tree is my favorite I think. It uses a chipboard tree from Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill cardstock that was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and pieces of a Magnolia garland purchased from Lisa Keifer's Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/Paw2Reflect. I love the elegance of the soft colors and the gorgeous garland gems.



The center piece is for Halloween. I used several chipboard pieces from Little Yellow Bicycle, a stamp from Cosmo Cricket accented with Stickles, rubons from Cosmo Cricket, and some cute pumpkin and spider brads from Queen & Co. I also added a bit of glittered cardstock behind the chipboard house for some sparkle in the windows. Like that ghost coming out of the chimney? I thought that was a cute touch!



This next tree was also decorated for Halloween. I used some more of those Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard shapes and a few buttons. The spider stamp is from Ippity. That crazy looking cat is my favorite! The spider's web and all of the faux stitching on the trees was made using a Glaze pen by Sakura.



This last of the three houses is in subtle colors and geared to Autumn in general. I used an Ippity by Unity tree stamp and banner stamp. I accented the tree stamp with gems from Kaisercraft. The banners are accented with tiny type stickers from Cosmo Cricket. I also added some Basic Grey border stickers and Stickles to the roof, along with a cloud shaped chipboard piece from Little Yellow Bicycle.



This final piece, the fourth tree, was covered with little circles of glitter cardstock punched out with a Stampin' Up punch, then another layer of Basic Grey buttons in various colors. A couple of felt leaves from Queen & Co. were placed at the base of the tree. I get my Stampin' Up goodies from http://www.catherinepooler.com/ - Catherine is a doll!



The gorgeous orange satin ribbon used throughout the project was purchased from this awesome Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Creatingisfun. Martha is the owner, and she not only has fabulous goodies in her shop, but the prices are awesome too!

Soooo ... thanks again for hopping by and I hope I was able to get your creative juices going at least a little bit.

Please leave a comment for an opportunity at a random drawing I will be doing for a RAK, and if you become a follower of my blog (please make sure you tell me in your comment so I don't miss it), I will give you an extra entry in the drawing.

The RAK is full of yummy goodness of the non-caloric paper-crafting type - I did not get a chance to take a photo and post it, but you will definitely enjoy all the great "stuff"!

Big hugs and Happy Hopping to you! Now head on over to visit Nikki and see what yummy goodness she has to inspire you with!

36 comments:

  1. Good morning, Theresa! Loooove your banner! you put an awful lot of work into it!

    Roxann

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  2. Beautiful job, I especially love the button tree!

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  3. I'm already a follower. I love this banner. I bet it was great fun decorating several houses and trees, each in a unique way.

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  4. Wow, I love the character and charm of your banner! It's so great to see a fellow procrastinator who has time to take a photo of something before rushing it out the door! Maybe there's hope for me yet! lol I've also become a follower!

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  5. That is an amazing banner! Thanks for the ideas.

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  6. Oh my goodness!! Theresa...this is crazy awesome!!! Each and every piece of your banner is gorgeous and special in it's own way. So much yummy goodness here :)

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  7. Just wanted to say how much I love your photo on your blog! You look so pretty!

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  8. OH my.. Theresa.. S T U N N I N G !!!! wow girlfriend.. you are awesome!! I need to craft with you.. I love this!!

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  9. Theresa, this banner is BEYOND amazingly incredibly stunning...I cant stop looking at it because I keep finding something new every time I do!!!! Fantastic job, your creativity never ceases to amaze me!!

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  10. Hi Theresa - WOWwwwwwwwweeeeee! What a fabulous and very detailed Halloween project. Holy cow have you been busy, and it's fantastic. I love how you provided all the details and the links to where we can find some of the goodies! Yippee!

    I'm already a happy follower of your blog and would love to have you visit mine at anytime.

    I'm a big fan of your wonderful work and it's been so great meeting you all the fabulous SSC girls...my home away from home!!

    Hugs,
    Lis

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  11. Each and every part of your banner is so dang creative! LOVE the flowers on the tree! Just awesome creativity! Thannks so much for sharing with us ... and I am now a follower of your blog!

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  12. The second house is definitely my fav too, but they are all beautiful. I love the first house (love those flowers) and the centerpiece rocks too. Love it all :)))) I'm a definitely a follower now and looking forward to more inspiration from you. (Ohh the pressure, lol.)

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  13. OMG, Theres! I'm speechless. This is FANTASTIC! My fav is the button tree!

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  14. Super cute banner! It's all awesome! I've become a new follower! Thanks for a chance at an RAK!

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  15. What a cute banner - I especially love the tree with all the buttons!

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  16. I love your banner. A lot of work and detail went into creating this. I'm following your blog now.

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  17. Theresa, you have given me so many great ideas and I cant wait to make a few more Halloween cards to use some of them. I love every single item on your banner and love how each one is different. Just when I think I like one best, I saw the next and found something on it I loved there too! From the stamped spider with Happy Halloween on its tail web, to the wacky cat and button tree! Each one is fantastic.

    I have become a follower so I can come back and find more ideas. Thanks for the inspiration. Also thank you for adding in the links to where you made your purchases, that really helps a lot to know where to find something quickly.

    Thanks again and am looking forward to more of your work.

    ~Andreas

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  18. OMG...this is just too spookin' cute! I am following your blog now & can't wait to see more of your projects. :)

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  19. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!! This is absolutely amazing!!!!! OMGoodness!!!!!!!!

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  20. I am now a follower! I love what you've done with these. I bought some shapes for the great prices and didn't know what all I could do with them...

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  21. JAW-DROPPER! This is AH-MAZING Theresa! All the details, and...I...just...EVERYTHING! I am so speechless! Loveeeee it! Hugs! :)

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  22. This is hands down the best banner I've seen to date. your details are simply amazing on each and every piece. Well done!

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  23. Talk about AMAZING!!! Girl you just outdid yourself...I love each and every banner piece..but that first tree really is just the best...TFS!!!

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  24. I am also now a follower:)

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  25. I am a new follower #44! Woo hoo! It sounds like a good number.. :) Love the banner! So very creative lots of great embellishments ideas!

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  26. WOW Theresa! Your banner is absolutely incredible! You are amazing!

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  27. Follower :o)

    Fabulous banner, I especially love the grinning black cat!!

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  28. Absolutely love your banner. The trees are fabulous - especially love the one with the blooms on it! BTW - I am now following you!

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  29. Oh my goodness, Theresa, this is spectacular! What a lot of work you put into each and every piece! I adore it! And I have become a follower. Hope to see you soon....so that we can inspire each other.

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  30. This is AMAZING!! I love every little detail!!!

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  31. Hi...so very labor intensive! I love the details..in luv with buttons here lol..tyvm I really love this idea...marking it on my 2-do list!

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  32. oops! yes I follow too! ty for a chance! cher

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  33. This whole banner totally rocks!! I love it, and am inspired to do one myself!! Fantastic!

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  34. WOW, what a fantastic banner!!! So many different elements and textures!!!
    Also want to thank you for the sweet comment you left me on my blog!!
    Hugs!!!

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  35. absolutely love your banner; beautiful job!!!!

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  36. We would love to invite you to join Mom Blog Society. We are looking for family friendly blogs with Halloween fun to feature on our site. Please visit http://www.momblogsociety.com/ to join

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Thanks for the love - it makes my heart sing when I hear from my lovely friends!