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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Haunted Halloween Hop

Welcome to my blog! I am so excited to be a part of this Haunted Halloween Hop. There are so many great projects to see! If you have arrived here from Josy's Craft Corner you are in the right place! If you are just starting here, you need to go to Cricut Confessions to start from the beginning - you don't want to miss anything! Make sure you enter at the end of this post to win my BLOG CANDY!!! Then you will be hopping over to Scrappin' Hard for some more fun!
Now on to my project!

I used a gallery wall frame to make this wall hanging. All patterned paper is from the Martha Stewart "Vampire" mat pad. The ribbon around the outside of the frame is "Celebrate It" brand, purchased at Michaels. It was glued to the frame using Fabri-Tac. I apologize for some of the photos, my camera and lighting were just not cooperating with me! I know there is a lot of detail that you just can't see so I will try to describe my techniques as best I can.


The chandelier was cut in black cardstock from the French Manor cartidge. I inked the entire cut with Versa Mark and embossed it with some vintage photo Tim Holtz distressing powder, then added the jewels with the I-Rock. I used hot glue to attach the chain to the frame.

The word "Spooky" was cut from Tim Holtz Grungepaper with the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I painted over the top layer with brushed pewter Distress Crackle Paint. I added glitter to the background layer.
This chair was cut from French Manor from Grungepaper and painted with
antique linen Distress Crackle Paint. I then inked over it a bit with brown ink to give it an aged look. The pumpkin is cut from Happy Hauntings.

The witch here was cut from the October 31st cartridge . I ran a sheet of white cardstock through my Xyron Creative Station, stuck the witch on the middle then poured yellow glitter over it. I love how evenly the glitter goes on the paper using this technique!
The haunted house was cut from the October 31st Cricut cartridge using Core-dinations cardstock.


The mirror was cut from French Manor with white cardstock then painted over with tarnished brass Distress Crackle Paint. I then inked the edges with black ink. The spooooooky ghost is from Happy Hauntings and cut from vellum.

Creepy was cut with Grungepaper from the Happy Hauntings cartridge and painted with fired brick Distress Crackle Paint.
And lastly, the spider and its web are from Happy Hauntings. I cut the web from grey cardstock then sprayed with Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. The spider was covered with black Enamel Accents by Ranger to give make it tougher and give it a glossy tone.

Now for my giveaway! A Halloween themed selection of goodies!

To enter to win this prize please follow my blog and leave a comment below with a way for me to get in touch with you if you win! The winner will be chosen at random on Monday - be sure to check back! If I reach 100 followers over the weekend I will be posting another giveaway on Monday as well!

Enjoy the rest of the hop! Now you can make your way over to Scrappin' Hard where she has some really cute but spoooooky projects to show you!

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

86 comments:

  1. Oh I love that wall hanging! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love the gallery frame. I love the Happy Haunting cart and can't wait to get it. Thanks for the give away opportunity

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  3. Oh, this Debra again! My email is luvreading 53 @ comcast. net

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  4. your project is very nice and the happy hauntings cart is a gotta have on my wish list! TFS!! Rexann
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

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  5. I love the gallery frame....it is amazing!! I have Monday off so I am going to break out my Halloween cartridges and get to creating some spooky things of my own...I love this Halloween Hop, it is giving me some great ideas!

    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  6. BOO Happy Halloween
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom
    Thanks for the Haunted Halloween Hop

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  7. What a great way to decorate for Halloween! I'll bet it was fun to make, too! Thanks for the chnace to win! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. WOW! Just...WOW!
    awesome idea!

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  9. This is awesome! I love all of the detail you used - it's very pleasing to the eye and I bet it looks spooktacular in your home! *grin*
    I'm really liking your blog so I'm a follower now too! I'll be back to see what you post next..!

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  10. Wow what a great way to re-purpose this frame! Beautiful job!

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  11. Love it! I think I need to go shopping for supplies today!

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  12. Wow - this is amazing!
    sgroathemc.net

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  13. Super neat card love all the extras.

    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  14. Great wall hanging! I love the chain you used for the chandellier!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  15. Great idea to use a gallery frame. Love the use of the distress crackle paint too!

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  16. Love the gallery frame! Looks like someone else loves TIM Holtz as much as me!

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  17. Great frame! I love the real chain, gives it a whole new effect :)

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  18. Awesome and very spooky, love all the detail!

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  19. That is so very cool! True art.

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  20. Love that gallery art frame and very spooky..great job!

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  21. That's adorable. I especially love the hanging chandelier

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  22. Wow super cool project! Love how it all just works together. Great Job!!

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  23. That frame is awesome! Love the way the chandalier hangs. Also love that Christmas card and the HM cake.

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  24. wow.. super super cool wall decor! I love it. Looks like it took so much time and work! Really worth while thow. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  25. very cool! I am loving all the home decore projects!! Great job!!

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  26. Awesome project! I love the chain accents.

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  27. Wow, Great job, i love your wall hanging!

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  28. Super cool frame! TFS
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  29. REALLY nice frame!! Thank you for all of the time you took to describe what you did! clinorose at earthlink dot net

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  30. Love all the hardware! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Thank you for sharing a wonderful project! Love it.

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  32. Fantastic! It's like a printers tray but without the same price tag for the tray! I love it! You can reach me at my blog: www.thescrapyardrose.com

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  33. OMG! I LOVE this project! All the little details are so fun to explore! Beautiful job!! jvilla95ar at gmail dot com

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  34. great project - love the martha stewart vampire papers!! TFS

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  35. What a fantastic project! All the detail on this is amazing! Thanks for sharing it.

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  36. This was an awesome idea!

    Looking for new followers at my blog if you are interested....:-))

    http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

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  37. All I can say is WOW! Love all the details. Great job. TFS
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  38. My favorite was the chandelier and the chair with pumpkin on top. I love that MS paper pad.

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  39. Neat Idea you came up with!

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  40. Love your Halloween wall hangings and frames.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  41. Your house will be the hit of the neighborhood kids.

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  42. Awesome wall hanging! What a great idea!

    Christina
    ascrapbooknook@rogers.com
    www.ascrapbooknook.com

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  43. I love the Halloween projects. I haven't done any paper crafting for Halloween, I have to get started.




    suscan@gmail.com

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  44. Thanks for sharing
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  45. OH WOW!! I love your frame.
    Thanks for sharing
    Tracy
    NYGIRL1994@yahoo.com

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  46. Great Frame!! I love the Spooky section the most. I have became a follower of your blog and you can get in touch with me at raynman1979@yahoo.com

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  47. Good Job Jen. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop.

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  48. i love the witch and the chandelier

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  50. I'm lovin' your ghost! Great job!

    jobcorpsjen@gmail.com

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  51. Thanks for letting me play!!! Happy Halloween hop!

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  52. My favorite part is the chandalier chain. Fantastic project!

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  53. There is some serious spookiness going on in your tray.

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  54. Hey Jennifer. You'll gallery picture is too cute to be scary. I love the chandelier! I'm new to your blog and now following. Thanks for letting me enter.

    Hugs...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

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  55. hi I'm a new follower-your project is really cute. thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  56. Really like and enjoyed your project. Loving the Halloween blog hop.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  57. I love your blog such wonderful cards....thanks for sharing.

    ricktina09@yahoo.com

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  58. I'm a new folower and I love your gallery frame. A lot of work but worth it. So cute.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  59. Looks like this took forever to make...but well worth the effort. misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Yippie you well over 100 followers! Congrat! Love your wall decor, very well done and so full of detail. TFS
    http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
    would love for you to pop over and have a BOO at my blog and if you like what you see I am also trying to reach 100 followers for my first give away.

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  61. OMgosh - I love that. My favorite is the chandelier - very cute. Fun hop!

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  62. What a great idea to use a frame! Thanks for sharing!

    grammanisiof3@aol.com

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  63. What a wonderful project, I am loving all the decor ideas.
    Melanie
    Scrappily Ever After Blog
    www.arkmom-scrappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  64. That is an awesome project! Thanks for the chance to win! (I can be reached at my blog mmdezigns.blogspot.com)

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  65. What a fantastic project! You did a great job! I love all of the details! pjritsema at comcast dot net

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  66. Wow!! Your project is amazing!! Absolutely SPOOKTACULAR!!!!! I just can't believe how cool it is. Can you send it to me???? hahaha Thanks for sharing. Lovin' the blog hop!!

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  67. Wow what a great idea. I think I need to try this. Great project

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  68. You used some amazing techniques. I love all the things you added.

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  69. I need to put this on my list of things to try. Super cute.

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  70. Great project! I love how you used so many different Cricut cartridges! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. I love how you showed the detail and explained it all. Great project! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  72. Love all the detail!! I am now a follower!

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  73. I absolutely love your frame, the spiderweb ribbon trim is fantastic.Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  74. Great items, I like all of the things you have hanging on the projects
    Michelle dot watson 82 at gmail dot com

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  75. Fabulous wall hanging! Love every bit of it! Well done...

    Barb S.
    http://craftinginparadise.blogspot.com

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  76. Great Wall Hanging!! Lovely details.

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  77. great frame I love the the spooky house

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  78. This is absolutely adorable. I love it" just became a follower.

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  79. This is gorgeous! WOW! I am already a follower....:-)

    Hope you can follow me too!

    http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

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  80. Wow Jennifer, I just had to add my two cents and say that this is amazing!!!! What a fantastic Halloween decor project! Way to go girl!

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