Saturday, October 16, 2010

BOO!

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'!



Today, I want to share a Halloween garland I made. Because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (come on, how many purely candy-based holidays are there??), I always have more Halloween-based crafting stuff than I can realistically use on layouts of my childrens' costumes. So, I decided to use up lots of bits and pieces of papers, embellishments, and ribbon to make this garland.



All of the sections started out as rectangles. If you cut them all the same size, your garland will stay in proportion. I layered patterned paper, cut just a half and inch smaller in both height and width, over the black carstock. I used patterned paper from a single line (this is actually from a fall -themed paper stack) so that all my colors would work together, but this would also be cool with mixed papers. I used my stash of Martha Stewart ribbon to decorate and string the garland together, and various embellies, including the LYB clears, to finish it.



Here are some close-ups:

Decorative scissors add texture to the edges.




This shape was made by using a circle punch on the corners of a rectangle .



The letters are mounted on scalloped circles punched from the same paper line for additional contrast.



Now for the treat: leave me a comment to be entered to win an awesome scrappy treat. Want another entry? Become a follower of my blog and leave me a second comment telling me you did so. You have until midnight tonight, October 16! And remember, leave comments on all the DT's blogs for more chances to win!

Thanks for hopping by! Your next stop is Maureen





53 comments:

  1. Great banner. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am now a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good early morning! Love the banner!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your banner is BOOtiful! Best Witches to you, keep up the inspirational projects!

    syd egan
    sydegan@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cool banner; I could use your help decorating my house for Halloween!

    ReplyDelete
  6. love that the banner has different shapes

    ReplyDelete
  7. That banner is so adorable! Ingenious! And the grommets are a great idea so you can easily store it year after year without fear of the holes getting ripped!

    ReplyDelete
  8. great banner ,sooo cute ! just became a follower & hello from new zealand ! good luck to all :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. LOVE the banner Deb!!! I love it so much that I would want it up all year long...ha ha..get it? Long...Tee hee ;) AWESOME work Sistah!!! MMMMWAHHH!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I just love this banner! I will use the idea and make banners for lots of other holidays as well!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am now a follower of your blog. Can't wait to see your other cute ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow Deb, this banner is fantastic!!! I think I need to make one of these with the kiddos!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. A great banner and so perfect with Halloween colors.

    ReplyDelete
  14. oh this is stunning Deb.. I love this banner.. definately on my list to do next week. thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great project!!!!! I love the pointers you suggested, I never would have thought of starting with rectangles!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the banner Deb!! Great hints - I should start now for a Christmas one!! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your garland is GORGEOUS Deb, I LOVE it and want one for my living room!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Deb,
    Your Halloween Garland is fabulous and I can see you put a lot of time and effort into it!!

    Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween

    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nice to meet you Deb! I've just become a follower and look forward to grabbing a cup of joe and looking back over your archives for even more inspiration!! Your halloween banner is just to dang cute for words! Thanks for sharing with us!

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a gorgeous Halloween sign!!! I love how you alternated the shapes on it. I'm making one right now too. Thanks for sharing yours :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. what a great banner! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  22. That banner is just awesome-love the paper line you used!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Deb, What a great way to start off the blog hop! I love your banner and absolutely love the blingy ghost on one of the letter Ls. Its so cute and adds just the right touch! Thanks for starting us out on such a fun hop!
    ~Andrea

    ReplyDelete
  24. Deb, Here is my second post. I am happy to say that I have become a follower of your blog. I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

    ~Andrea

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love the banner. I want to try one.
    Hendersonville

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love your banner! I am a follower. :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. LOVE your fun and spookey Halloween banner- wish I had one hangind up at my house!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow Deb! This is such a GORGEOUS banner! Every single piece of it is so elegant! You rocked it out!

    ReplyDelete
  29. ok Deb you made me want to get out my decorative scissors. I just love this garland!

    ReplyDelete
  30. That is great... You can make it for a birthday also and it will last for years. Just love what you did.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love all the little details you added to this!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Okay...I HAVE to do a banner now I am so all over this one..I love the different shapes used...This banner ROCKS!!! TFS! Oh..I and I am going to become a follower...

    ReplyDelete
  33. How clever, Deb! I love all the neat details and the fact that you can save to use again.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I just became a follower, too!

    ReplyDelete
  35. This is FABULOUS, Deb! I love all the little details, and it's such an awesome project!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love this Halloween garland! I am going to make me one!! :) Thank you for Inspiration and the blog hoppin good time!

    ReplyDelete
  37. This Halloween garland is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us and being our first hop :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh my!!! this is so stinkin' CUTE!

    ReplyDelete
  39. how cute are these!!!! I love them!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Your banner it's so beautiful, i love it

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh my goodness gorgeous banner!

    ReplyDelete