Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall/Halloween Blog Hop is Here

Hello Everyone.
The blog hop is here! Today I will be partaking in a hop with 10 other talented ladies. If you are coming over from crafty Sandra's blog then you are on the right track. If you happened to have stumbled across my blog/post and would like to join us from the beginning then please click here.

The lovely Stephanie from Always Crafting is hosting today's hop full of fun projects and inspiration. The theme is Fall & Halloween so you will find an assortment of goodies, both blog candy and eye candy. We are happy to be sponsored by SCRAPADABADOO. They generously donated a Tim Holtz on the edge Die and a Kaiser Kraft Paper Pack. However, don't be fooled and think that this die is regular, it is nothing of the sort. It is an autographed die signed by Mr. Holtz himself. One lucky hopper will have the opportunity to win this grand prize. In order to be eligible for the prize you must visit every blog and leave a sweet comment. You will have until Wednesday to hop around and comment. Winners will be announced on Thursday.

So onto my project...
I created a Halloween Back to School theme project. I'm still stuck on back to school. Lol. I think it's because my sister just started grad school and I'm looking into joining her. I actually miss school. It was all that studying that I don't miss much of :)  For this set, I used the lovely sweethearts Mr & Mrs Frankenstein.

Picture 1: My set of altered comp books and newly created post it holder. Im going to make a bookmark as well but that will later.

Picture 2: This is an altered mini composition book. It features the Bride with a couple of amazing looking skullies chomping at the bit. And of  course like all men, Frankstein couldnt let her be so he's in the background trying to hog up the spotlight. :)

Picture 3: This customized post-it note holder spotlights Frankie. I learned how to make this holder from one of our fellow blogger Trish. She was kind enough to re-shoot her video for me so I could understand the measurements better. And well I did. I got the hang of it and this is my 3rd one already.

Picture 4: And finally the piece of resistance! (said in a french accent). This is an altered composition book featuring the Sweethearts. In August I had altered several notebooks. I noticed that the Mead brand is better to work with. Its much more flexible than the Staples brand. So if you are planning to alter a comp book for yourself, go with the Mead brand.

Picture 5: Closeup of some of my coloring and inking

I will be offering blog candy. For the moment I will keep it a surprise. But it might be a favorite tool of mine that isn't used by many but I prefer it to shade and color. Or it might be another type of crafting goodie. To be eligible, become a follower and tell me what do you like most about the Fall season. Make sure to come back, Ill have another project to share.

Next on the list is the talented Dorcas. Hop on over to her site and get ready to make some treat boxes. You wont be disappointed.


Below is the list of our bloggers. In case you get lost you can always start with Stephanie or go from here.
1. Stephanie http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
2. Lorraine http://cardcreationsbylorraine.blogspot.com/
3. Sandra http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
4. Jess (Me)
5. Dorcas http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/
6. Kim http://scrapinmomofoneinspiringlittleboy.blogspot.com/
7. Momo http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/
8. Melissa http://melissamade2.blogspot.com/
9. Trish http://techniquesbytrish.blogspot.com/
10. Sonia http://archiving-angel.blogspot.com/
11. Sarah http://liveloveandscrap.blogspot.com/

97 comments:

Barb A. said...

Great blog hop!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy.

Lesley from WI said...

Cute projects. Having a lot of fun on the hop and getting a lot of inspiration!

Trickut said...

Hi I love your projects,My fav. part of fall is all the color changes from the trees to the fall birds. PS what I don't like is the colder weather :( Thanks for a great hop and chance to win a surprise!

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Christina said...

I love all the fall colors! The magic in the air and the crisp smell that cooler wheather brings. Love your projects. TFS
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

Jayne said...

very cute! thanks for the chance to win!

Dawn said...

I like that hop. thanks what a great set of Halloween things. hugs

great job.

weezie143 at att dot net

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

That would be so perfect for a fun Halloween gift or for Birthdays in October. Really enjoyed looking at your projects. TFS
scrappin_3rdeeschik@yahoo.com

lilmisstypo said...

lets see the falling leave .... is greatest for me .. the colors ... and well my name is autumn so that helps hehe ... Ooooh a surprise as blog candy ... that is cool ... Cant wait to find out lilmisstypo@gmail.com

mitz said...

... who wouldnt want to study with
** frankie ** soooooo cute.. thanks for the opportunity at your blog candy..
fav part of fall is the return of those yummy apples-- honey crisps
( mitz_zeeatyahoodotcom)

Jamie said...

these books are super cute.. thanks so much for sharing! my fav part of the fall is the colors, the crisp air, the fog in the mornings, and the way spiderwebs look frozen in the morning. thanks for the chance to win!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jen said...

Super cute projects. Thanks so much for taking the time to share.
jen(jennyscards.blogspot.com)

Alex said...

Cute projects, fun hop :) TFS :)

the condes at gmail dot com

Luv-To-Scrap said...

Great project. I luv fall the weather is great this time of year. The holidays are just around the corner. Thanks for the chance to win.
maryleefrostatmedotcom

stefeni said...

Great cards. I especially love the two sweethearts. My favorite thing about Fall is the fashion trends. It's always so crisp and fresh feeling.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

littlen said...

great projects. great blog hop. tfs. my favorite part of fall is the leaves changing color - just beautiful!

GiGi said...

This set is SO CUTE! I love it! TFS!
booger1 at tds.net

Melissa said...

Great projects!

My favorite part of fall is going on a color tour and cider mill with my family!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

pj said...

Great blog hop so far. I love seeing all this wonderful talent.

teachU14 said...

Cute school projects! I'm off to check out the rest of your blog :)

Capri's Delights said...

Love the projects. what i love about the fall season is the different color leaves. I go outside and take a picture and use it as wallpaper on my laptop.

felkatz said...

i love mr & mrs franky!! tooo cute!!
Fave thing about fall!! baking!! Live in south texas sooo i hate to turn on oven in the summer soo I am soo happy for fall.. i've been baking alot!!! Gaining alot too!! lol

tfs

felkatz at gmail dot com

Chris Wooten said...

oh gosh that all the heat wave has gone!..love the blog and your project. so much fun in this hop

Love your blog and will be back. thanks for chance

CARD CHALLENGE GOING ON NOW HERE:
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Chris
would love to have you visit, comment and upload your card on my contest page.

Kristine said...

Great projects! My favorite thing about fall is the weather, when it is chilly at night and warm during the day. Thanks for the blog hop!

krissaxt at yahoo dot com

Auntie Marg said...

my favorite part of fall is the crisp air but this year it just isn't here, we had 102% last week.

eadesmarjorie@yahoo.com

http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

Cute project. My favorite part of fall is the colors. All the reds, yellows, browns and oranges in rich tones.

Dana said...

I love blog hops! They are just so much fun! I love the Fall weather and the soups that go along with the cooler weather. Fall is by far my favorite season!

SpantastiKreations said...

I love the crunchy leaves of fall.

TFS,
Erin
Spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Your projects are fantastic.

Marianne said...

Cute projects. I love the color changes that come with fall. Thank you for the giveaway and joinging the hop. I am already a follower of your blog.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

makeupaddict88 said...

Great projects..thanks for sharing. My favorite part of fall is Halloween..i love the crazy makeup and dressing up. Also I think the weather this time of year is perfect.

Heather said...

Cute projects! My favorite part of fall is the cooler weather!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisha said...

cute projects
tfs

Beverly Steele said...

my fav thing about fall is the nice cool weather and the beautiful changing leaves.

bevbeach6801@embarqmail.com

pjritsema said...

My favorite thing about fall is the fall leaves! I love the colors and the cooler sweatshirt weather! Thanks for the fun ideas and being part of a great blog! I am now a happy follower of your blog! Jackie pjritsema@comcast.net

Scrapngigi said...

Great ideas and thanks for the blog candy giveaways.

TeacherMom said...

Wowzers!! Your projects are great!! I love Thanksgiving in the fall when we go to my parents house and the kids jump out of the huge tree into the piled up leaves. Or they swing on the tire swing. Such a fun holiday tradition (and it always yield amazing fall photographs!!) Thanks for the chance to win. Really enjoying the blog hop!!

Carolyn said...

What cute set. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it; the smell in the air, fall leaves, chilly winds, beautiful colors, it's all good.

Tanya said...

Cute stuff! I love the colors of fall :)

quilt4fun2 said...

I like the colors of fall
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

4kids4 said...

Great altered notebook...love the happy couple! :-) In fall, I love the smell of pies baking in the oven...I guess I like to eat them too. :-)

~Sharon C.

Linda S said...

Love your projects!! Thanks for sharing!

Suzy said...

Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win :)
~Suzy suzyq28024 at gmail dot com

Rainbow said...

Very nice items!

My fav part of the fall season is the weather, not to hot and not to cold!

Michelle dot watson 82 at gmail dot com

Trisha said...

So glad to see that my second video helped with the postit note holder and that you've mastered it!!!! Love your whole set!

Nicole said...

What I love about fall is the colors, the cool brisk air and the smell of fireplaces!

cureta said...

Love it all but especially the altered comp book. I make them for every occassion that I can think of.

Balloon Fiesta is what I love (and miss) the most about fall.

Thanks for being part of the hop.

Looling forward to coming back and staying longer.

cureta2@yahoo.com gamasget-a-way.blogspot.com

Janis said...

I love your back to school Mr. & Mrs. Frankie! What I love most about Fall is the cool, crisp weather, the pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows. Oh gee whiz, I love all the Fall decorations! :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Anne said...

This is a great blog hop! Just became a follower of your blog and am looking forward to coming back for more inspiration. Your altered composition books are adorable! My favorite thing about Fall is the weather!!! Summers are so HOT in Texas and I always look forward to fall and winter after 4 or 5 months of hot weather. I also enjoy the holidays that begin in the fall season. Thanks so much for a chance to win a new goodie... whatever it is! :o)

critterbugg365 said...

Hey it's Sandra- These are so cute and fun. My favorite part about Fall is decorating and planning my families Halloween costumes...this year I think I'm going to be Lady Gaga!

Christy said...

I love your Mr and Mrs! They are so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Nikki Bond said...

These are fantastic! Love the detail. {SMILES}

My Creative Time said...

WOW Jess, your projects are FABULOUS!! GREAT JOB!
Big Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

Cristi said...

Your projects are adorable!! I love them!
Big hugs
Cristi

jennyplace2 said...

Loving your projects, very detailed and great colours. The best thing about fall is it means Christmas is just around the corner! TFS!

mom2tayandbay said...

Well, we dont get the fall colors down south, so my favorite thing is taking the kids to the pumpkin patch!

Carol E. said...

Cute projects and love all the colors in it. My favorite things about fall are the cooler crisp air, the smell of the fall baking as I love the smell of cinnamon and taking my kids to the pumpkin patch.

Valine said...

GREAT projects! I love the notebook! As for the best thing about fall...there are sooo many! The cool air, the fall colors, the fact that it's the beginning of the holiday season...I just love it!

vcampbell22@earthlink.net

Teri A said...

wow I love all of your work
thanks
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

crafty queen said...

I love your projects...The post-it is really awesome. My favorite part of fall is the smell of burning leaves.

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Your projects are great. I love the spicy smells of fall. Thanks for a chance to win.
Cherylann

Denise said...

Those are just too cute! LOVE the Bride!! As for Fall...my favorite time of year. I love the weather, Halloween and making Caramel Apples. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Amanda Villarreal said...

I love these projects! My favorite part of fall, other than my birthday hehe, would be the crisp air, warm sweaters and cute boots!

Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

avillarreal140@gmail.com

Lisa Cardenas said...

I love the leaves in fall. Especially when my son is found kicking/jumping/hoping/dancing in them. :) He is almost 4 and to watch him is so fun!

stampinlisacardenas at gmail dot com

Janet said...

I love the cool weather the awsome colors of the leaves and apples Courtlands to be precise yum!

CindyG said...

What a fun project. I love the colors of fall the most. Cindy

cindy_gellhaus@yahoo.com

aud1inok said...

Love the post it holder idea. I'm thinking teacher gifts!!! Thanks!

maryanns said...

Love your Halloween-themed projects. They are adorable!! Good luck if you decide to attend grad school--never stop learning(This from a teacher in her 38th year in education)!

TraciVee said...

Love your blog! My favorite thing about fall is the cool weather and the Christmas shopping :)

Your projects are too cute!

http://neverfullpricescrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

Very cool projects. My favorite thing about fall is bonfires wrapped in a snuggie and good friends

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great projects! It's fun to alter things. I need to do something like that very soon. My favorite thing about fall is all the colors and the baking!

Jen said...

Love the altered books! I have done altered clipboards, but not the books! Will have to do this soon! (I carry a spiral every where I go at work, so I should tackle that!) My favorite part of Fall is the cooler weather so I can justify being inside scrapping with the cricut, rather than outside.
Jen
http://mccalleyhouse.blogspot.com

lmlcreations said...

Very creative. I am loving all the creative people on this hop.

Laurie L.
llamoureux1964 at verizon dot net

scrapBugz said...

My favorite part about fall is all of the beautiful colors of leaves on trees! Cute projects.

Mandy
mjbaker@earthlink.net

Debican said...

Fall means its one season closer to Spring...love your projects.

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects. What I like most about the fall is the cooler weather so that I can sit on my porch.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Great projects and I've had fun!!!! Great HOP and goodies:)

Deanna said...

Great projects. I haven't tried altering a Comp book yet but it is on my list, now I just need more hours in a day or less hours at work! I love the cool crisp days and the changing colors of the leaves. I love that I can make soup again and not be way to hot.

primpedinpaper said...

I really love your comp notebook. The Sweethearts look awesome on the cover. My favorite part about Fall is the changing of the leaves, they are so beautiful and Halloween!!

Carol said...

Great back to school Halloween project. I loved the idea of the comp book. Thank you for sharing.
chale at gci dot com

CraftyNurse98 said...

I love the change in the leaves and cooler temps of fall...love the season

Janice said...

Love the projects you did. So spooky and colorful. I love fall because it means family and friends getting together.

janice.strange@windstream.net

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

In the Fall (& Winter)I like to go up to my Craftroom and plan and create my cards and gifts for the Holidays. Iam a follower

Kathy
Katsews at Gmail dot com

creative patti said...

I now follow your blog. Love your projects. Thank you for sharing. I love the cold and the feeling of always wanting to Bake something. LOL!!
martha
pattig161@yahoo.com

kim said...

There are so many reasons I love fall...the colors, the cooler weather, but I think the antiipation of all of the big holidays coming soon is what I like the best! I love your projects, I've wanted to try the altered composition books, and you have definately inspired me. Thanks, kandrewsny@yahoo.com

MJR said...

Love your ideas and I love surprises for the blog candy. Keep up the good work. tfs

Marilyn
mjrick1224 at yahoo dot com

TheCraftyKitchen said...

Love your projects! I adore the Frankenstein and Frankensteins Bride cuts on Happy Hauntings, I made a card using them a few days ago and they are so cute!

Teri said...

Fun projects! With things like these studying can be fun! I love the fall because I love the change in weather and the crispness in the air. Have a great day! Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Heather said...

This is a cute project and looks like it was fun to make.

I love the change in weather (it has been HOT here) and I love that I get to decorate my house for all the fall events (fall, halloween, thanksgiving, christmas)

Heather
uofkgirl at gmail dot com

T's Corner for Scrappin' said...

GREAT project!

Jennifer said...

Jess,

I love your creations!!! :)

I think my favorite part of fall is that it signifies the start of the major holiday season: Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas! We love to decorate, bake (specific holiday-shaped cookies), make costumes, dress up, surprise those we love, and most importantly: spend time with friends & family.

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer

P.S.
Your coloring is AMAZING!!! Love the way you did the turkey!

michelle said...

I love fall because for the weather change and getting time to spend with my family for the holidays. michellecrawford80@yahoo.com

nanapuddin said...

Great hop! I live in Texas so I love the cooler days and nights!! TFS!

Melissa said...

Great projects! I love the cool fall weather.

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

christys_scrappin said...

Adorable projects!

Here is my link....looking for new followers too!

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

What I like the most about the fall season is the different color changes we see in the leaves.

CricutLvr!! said...

Great projects!! Gonna definitely try some of those fun projects!!

Kim H said...

I can finally comment since you posted your winner. I love this whole idea. I think they turned out so great and what a clever idea to cover the composition books. What a lovely couple, where did you get them from? Love all the halloween colors and the details to all the books!
tfs
Kim H