October 15, 2011

Trick or Treat Holiday 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 #13 http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/, 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 after enjoying my project, 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

For the hop today, I made a banner with the wizard of oz theme for Halloween. Additionally, my darling husband had a hip replacement surgery and this theme was fitting to cheer him up. I heard that he would have a long road ahead of him and I wanted to cheer him up and pimp his ride so to speak or in this case his post-op walker. So, I bought him a few things to deck it out including a wicker basket and toto!

He loves to see all the creative projects and crafts that I make so, here's the banner that I made for him and our little ones to enjoy.

I was excited to use my Graphic45 paper stacks called The Magic of Oz.

I used the Martha Stewart around the punch set called ribbon loop.

The insert in the set is really helpful to determine what size to cut your paper. If you don't follow the guide, you may not match up the loops.

I decided to center Dorothy for a number of reasons.

The most important reason was because home is where the heart is and as it says above, "there's no place like home". After spending time in the hospital, he was so ready to come home.

To maintain the balance, I created a layered pennant next.

It had the green but, needed black, gold and purple.

I trimmed the green block and added a thin rim of black. Then, I added a thicker boarder of the purple print. The remaining black, gold and black were trimmed from the Graphic45 coordinating core'dinations paper stack.

I carefully trimmed around the clock rather than making a straight cut.

The last block, features the scarecrow and tin man.

You can also see above that I added some beautiful cream glitter tulle as well as black. To give it some additional strength, I used the Crop-a-Dile and black eyelets.

Here is a picture of the whole banner:

I hope you have been enjoying the blog hop. Be sure to stop in all next week at http://sweetsassydiva.com as the design team will be featuring some more Trick or Treat projects. Each week we have a new challenge to inspire you.

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to #15 as I am #14 http://sweetsassydiva.com/ and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!! I hope that you decide to become a follower of my blog and find inspiration from myself and the SweetSassyDiva Design Team each week.

Below is the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!

DAY ONE (October 15):


Shawn Mosch said...

Great banner! Love the loops around the images.

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Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love your banner. I love the Wizard of Oz paper. I just have hard time using it cause I love it so much. Great job!

Vicki said...

I love EVERYTHING about this banner! First the vintage feel to your images, next that ribbon loop edge you used and the tulle..It is just perfect..Such a nice job!!


Cathie w said...

awesome projects...TFS!!!


Carol said...

What an awesome project. I love the idea. I hope your husband has a speedy recovery. Thank you for sharing. chale@gci.net http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful project. love the banner and the embelishements are perfect. love the papers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Rhonda Emery said...

what a great project I love it

smyiow said...

I love the wizard of oz and this is a super cute banner. I especially love the wicked witch!


ScrapMyWay said...

This awesome project makes it worth it to follow the yellow brick road! Your banner is beautiful! The vintage touch is very refreshing and you really know how to play it up. Thanks for putting your creative touch into this fun hop with us.

Judy said...

Beautiful job on your banner! Love the '45' Oz paper. And so sweet to do it to cheer up your hubby:-) I have hubby surgery coming up soon, too, and you have me thinkin'....
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Just a Few Designs said...

OMG i just saw this paper and after seeing your project Ima-gonna go get me some...love your banner!!
so nice to hop along with you...

callyannc said...

Awesome! This is so unique and lovin the theme! TFS CallyAnn

Cathy said...

AWESOME banner, thanks for sharing.

Carol's Creations said...

This is amazing! I love the Wizard of Oz and this is, like I said, amazing!!!

Jennasa said...

Thanks for sharing


pruttybird said...

Great job on the banner and hope for a speedy recovery for your hubby :)

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Janet said...

I LOVE your banner it is awesome That paper is wonderful and the colors are great. I love the tulle for the ribbon, very elegant looking! Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your Hubby!Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Debbie said...

wow this is the cutest banner I love the Wizard of Oz this is such a great way to show it all love it girl I am sure this just thrilled your husband hope he is doing well, my mom has to have both her hips replaced soon hugs my friend Debbie

Debc06 said...

Love that paper line. YOur project is delightful.
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bluecrayons said...

love your vintage wizard of oz banner. i hope your hubby mends well. its great he loves your creations cause i know we all do,

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SueNJ said...

This banner is a WONDERFUL pick me up for your hubby and the paper is so yummy. So glad to be in this hop with you.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Tami B. said...

I have been trying to find that Punch Around the Page set for a couple of months now. Michael's is always out of it whenever I get to "go to town" and check for it. Maybe soon....
Your project is great.

Fifty-two pairs in 2010 said...

You're a design goddess! Thanks so much for the super tutorials -and I love Studio 45, too! I currently have banner mania so your is a real treat to see.

Scrapbookingprincess Jamie said...

I really like the banner and it's sweet that you wanted to do that for your hubby. :)

Amy said...

What a cool banner -- I just LOVE that paper -- I think I finally have an excuse to buy it!! :)

Thanks so much for participating in the hop!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Angiebug said...

Love the banner! Looks like alot of work. tfs & good luck to the hubby on a speedy recovery.

PinkLava said...

Love the banner! So nice that you made this for your hubby and that he appreciates your creative side :) I think I saw this paper pack just yesterday and was oh so tempted!

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