Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trick or Treat Halloween Blog Hop

Memories In Tyme

Welcome to the "Trick or Treat" Halloween Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything fun about Halloween!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!! We can guarantee LOTS of treats on this hop (and maybe a few TRICKS too)... So let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Cyndie, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Trick-or-Treat FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because...  It's always a TREAT to start at the start!! :)  We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamping Treats!!  To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!!  One random winner will be chosen on Friday, October 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:

Sweet Stamping Treats

This is Lisa of and today I created a Halloween door sign, "Boo Crew".  I hope you like it. I need to state that I have NEVER, I mean NEVER done a Halloween project. Nor have I ever participated in a Blog Hop! So here I am stepping out of my comfort zone not only once, but TWICE! Eeek!

Here are the items used for this project:
  • The frame is from the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge that was offered from Close To My Heart. It was cut at 6" using the "Butterfly2", "shift" key, and "decorative layer" function button from "Black Tie" glittered cardstock found at Michael's Crafts.
  • The vellum paper was 8.5"x5" that was then cut down to fit the backside of the frame. I used Tombo Mono Multi Glue to adhere it to the frame and then added the letters.
  • "Boo Crew" letters are from "Cursive 101" cartridge cut at 1 1/2" on purple cardstock and then Stickled with Gunmetal for extra oomph! (The purple wasn't making as much of an impact as I was hoping for, hence the Stickles.)

The pumpkin is cut using the ProvoCraft "Designer's Calendar" cartridge from page 37 using the "shift" key & the "October" button using orange design paper. This pumpkin was cut at 3".  I used Orange Stickles to add a little sparkle to this pretty pumpkin, she needed a little bling!

This cute little spider (x2) was from ProvoCraft's "Doodle Charms" cartridge at 3" from page 121 of the handbook using the "Black Tie" glitter paper found at Michael's Craft Stores.  Luckily, this little guy won't bite.

Here's a pic of the project full-length, it measures about 18-20" in it's entirety.  The black string is just black sewing thread I had on hand. Using a mini hole punch, I marked where I wanted each figure to hang from and the punched the figures where I wanted them to hang at.  I just looped the thread through the holes 2-3 times just to ensure the creature will hang on for a while (we get stromg winds in October where I live.)

Here's the final project, just shortened a bit, so you could see it well in one shot.

..... Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Deb and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!! Below are links to BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!! DAY ONE (October 15):

DAY TWO (October 16):

For the Haunted House Blog Hop, please CLICK HERE!!

Happy hopping!


  1. Lisa, you have nothing to be insecure about kiddo! Your first post is fabulous and your door deco is way to cute. Your step by step instructions are perfect..Nice job!!!

  2. Great idea. Love the bling!!


  3. love this such a cute idea you did amazing job on it too thanks for sharing Hugs Debbie
    I am a new follower

  4. Supper sweet wall hanging I love the sparkle to your pumpkin and the spiders and the words you put in the middle of the frame love love it. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

  5. so cute i love Halloween colors TFS!!!!


  6. Love the hanging Halloween cuties from the frame. Such a cute idea and I love the movement when they hang. I just got AP so can't wait to try it. sure makes a great frame. tFS

  7. Lovely project TFS.
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  8. Adorable! Great project!!

  9. great project. love how you did it. last year i took a tp roll and pretty much did the same thing.

    rhelm @ tampabay .rr. com

  10. great door hanger, I love it.


  11. You did a beautiful job on both the hanging and on your instructions!! I hope I do half as well on my first hop when I do one:-) I am a new follower and I hope you collect lots of them on this hope - you deserve them!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  12. that is so cool! and i love anything that sparkles!

  13. I am a follower,Great project.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  14. too cute and spooky, I am a new follower:)

  15. Love your project I need to scrap lift this one it is too darn cute. Thanks for all the details. Great Job.
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  16. I love your project! It looks so cute on the door. Nice work! I love that it's sparkly and fun.

  17. your project is so cute and very spooky!! thanks for sharing

  18. Love your project. It was nice hopping along with you today!

    Following your blog now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!


  19. WOW!! This is so wonderful. So glad to be in this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  20. Great job! I love the project. I'm a new follower and it's been fun hopping with you.

  21. Lisa, this is SO adorable!! I've really wanted to make one of these since I first saw yours -- It's possible you'll see one soon on my blog, inspired by YOU!! :) What a CREATIVE idea!!

    Thanks so much for joining the hop!!
    Amy :) at

  22. You did an amazing job so step out of that comfort zone more often. Love the wall hanging. tfs