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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall/Halloween Blog Hop Oct. 22 & 23

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Fall/Halloween Hop

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog!  Today is day one of Nicolette's Fall & Halloween Blog Hop.  We were asked to create any sort of project representing Fall or Halloween!  I am so excited to be in this hop!  If you just happened upon my page, you will want to start at the beginning with Nicolette.  She is a super sweet gal and a very talented crafter.  There will be lots of great projects and some blog candy along the way!  If you arrived here from one of my favorite crafters, Jenny - from Jenny's Scrapbooking Haven, then you are in the right spot!  I am very honored to following her in this hop.  Her creations are always stunning!

This is a two day hop, but some people will have projects for only day one and others will be posting two, depending on how ambitious we all are. ;)  Point being, you will want to come back for day two so you don't miss anything!  I'm going to try to post two projects.  Luckily I have some that have not been posted that I created last year. Yay!

I will be giving away a little surprise blog candy of my own so in order to win you must a.)  be or become a follower (only my followers get treats!)  b.) leave a comment with a way to reach you  c.)  this is totally optional, but I would be so happy if you did that I will give you an extra entry - stop by my new blog and leave a comment (follow if you want, but not necessary).  Leave a separate comment here as well so I know you did that. Best Things I've Found In 'Zines is the name and link.

Now then, enough of all that rambling, let's get on with the show!  Errrr... hop!  ;0)

The project I have for you today is onw of last year's creations, but it's never been posted.  I chose to do a Halloween card for this post because, if you know me, you know I LOVE Halloween!  I'd be happy to work on Halloween projects all year.  It's just the best!  This card was, I think, the first one I created with my Mini Monsters cartridge when I bought it, last year.  I was so excited to get this cartridge!  There are so many great cuts on it.  I use it a lot and am happy I bought it.

I just love looking back at some of the first cards I've created.  I think I've come a long way since then, but I think this one's still pretty cute. ;)  I used an epoxy sticker for the spider/web, the Boo came from one of those glossy frame punch-outs, and of course the monster was from Mini Monsters, using several layers.  I think this was before I started inking everything, which I do on almost all my creations now.  I think it just makes everything show up so much better.  I remember I wasn't sure how to do the layers correctly so for the white  parts, I had to color in the black teeth and black parts of the eyes. LOL  I tried to tie all the colors of the monster in with the "Boo" and I think it worked out pretty well for a beginner.  I hope you like it too!

Don't forget to leave your comments and follow the instructions (listed above) to enter to win some blog candy! I will pick a winner by mid-week, next week.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for another project.  Your next stop is Kathryn.  Can't wait to see what she has in store for us!

XO ~ Amy Jo


Pammejo said...

Oh what a scary little monster, but so stinkin' cute. TFS

Linda said...

This is one scary monster Amy, love the colours you have used and love the different papers you have used for "BOO" :)

Linda xxx

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love your monster!! Too cute. Thanks for sharing.
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Vicki said...

Cute monster. TFS.

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lindaplus3 said...

what an adorable monster :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

lovescrapreflect said...

nice job

Leah said...

Love your lil monster .. too stinkin' cute. I just got this cartridge not long ago ... I had to really talk myself into it as we don't celebrate halloween....but the monsters were just too cute.


Leah said...

Went to your new blog and added comment there as well.


1SquirrelyGirl said...

Very cute!

Becky Dunham said...

What a cute monster card! Another cartridge I don't own. You have been a busy girl with all these hops :)

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Becky Dunham said...

I went over to your new blog, became a follower, and left a comment. Left a costume idea, it might be cheesy but not nearly as cheesy as the ones you have posted :) And it is an idea you can think about and make your own. Take care.

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Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, your little monster is adorable Amy Jo! Great job:)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute and spooky! Already a follower! TFS!

tina said...

What an adorable little monster. Love the colors.


tina said...

Hi! I just came from visiting your new web site.


Eva said...

haha, such a cute monster!!!
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Gill McCall said...

this is such a cutey scary monster ! Good to be in this hop with you - sorry im late in hopping but its been one of those weekends!!

pattyk said...

Scary little bugger.

Michelle said...

Aww what a really cute card Amy.
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Michelle said...

Amy I went on over to your other blog and I'm also a new follower over there. Loved the ideas for costumes!!!!
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A Scrap Above said...

Now this is so adorable! I love the little monster card!
I am already a follower of your blog, heading over to check out your other site.
Bonnie C
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A Scrap Above said...

Just became a new follower of your new blog, great ideas for the costumes!
Bonnie C
ascrapabove @ aol dot com

callyannc said...

Super cute monster! He is too fun! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

jennyplace2 said...

Wow Amy..I must say your card is just to darn cute, I love everything about it, I also muct say thank you for all the wonderful things you said about me. It really makes me feel special. I love to scrapbook and I really put alot of work into it. I also love your blog and when I read that you are not feeling up tp pat it breaks my heart. My hubby suffers from the same thing you do so I know just how rotten you must feel at times. I give you credit for everything you do and all your wonderful projects you share with us. Stay strong my friend! Hugs Jenny

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