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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The GREAT PUMPKIN Blog Hop!! Day Two -- You Light Up My Night!! :)

Welcome to DAY TWO of the GREAT PUMPKIN Blog Hop!!

Hello, hello and WELCOME BACK to the FABULOUS second day of The GREAT PUMPKIN Blog Hop!! I am SO excited that you decided to come join us again!!  If you somehow missed DAY ONE of the hop, please be sure to CLICK HERE for direct links to all of yesterday's AWESOME projects for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! I have some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details below...

If you have arrived here ready for some 100% PUMPKIN FUN, then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the pumpkin patch (because this is the beginning of the stops for DAY TWO)!! If you are just popping in to visit from your dashboard or via email, I invite you to visit each one of my special friends -- with all the pumpkins they're planting in the patch, you'll want to be sure to see them all!!  I've posted the entire line-up below my post so you can follow along quickly and easily!! :)

For today's project I have created a Pumpkin Luminary to light the night!!  This quick and easy project is a great way to upcycle those glass jars and use up extra strips of ribbon, fabric, or even paper strips!! :)
I started with a smaller jar (used to have some delicious maraschino cherries in it!!) and wrapped some 2" wired ribbon around the jar.  At the base of the jar, I pulled the wire from one side of the ribbon tightly so it would tuck under the jar.  I hot glued a circle of felt to the bottom to hide the end of the ribbon.  I also pulled the wire at the other end of the ribbon tightly to cinch it around the top of the jar...  Some fancy tucking and gluing made the ends unnoticeable for this project. ;)
I wrapped some decorative pip berries (bittersweet) around the top of the jar, added a jack-o-lantern face and battery-operated votive light (atop some glass rocks), and voila!! -- This luminary is ready to shine from any window or on any table or shelf!! :)
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and are ready to see what else is in store for your GREAT PUMPKIN adventure!!  Before you hop off to the next stop, I have some NEWS about BLOG CANDY for you!!

One LUCKY Great Pumpkin Blog Hop attendee from today and one attendee from yesterday will be chosen to win a prize pack full of FUN Pumpkin (and Fall) themed goodies (paper, ribbon, embellishments, and stamps)!!  To be eligible, please be sure to visit EACH stop in the Pumpkin Patch (links to each stop can be found at the bottom of this post) and leave a comment...  I'd love for you to choose to follow each participant too, but it's most important that you leave a great pumpkin comment so we know you stopped by!! :)  Several stops along the way may also have some EXTRA special goodies to pass out, so be sure to keep an eye open for that!!

ALSO -- ONE Great Pumpkin Blog Hop attendee who chooses to comment on BOTH DAYS of this 100% Pumpkin FUN Hop will WIN an AWESOME, FANTASTIC, FANTABULOUS, SUPER, EXCITING GRAND PRIZE!!  Ready to hear what it is???  YOUR CHOICE of any Cricut Cartridge available HERE, including the BRAND NEW Christmas cartridge that will be available for sale on Tuesday (not pictured HERE until Tuesday) OR a $50 Gift Certificate!!  Now get hopping, and be sure to visit and comment at each stop of the hop -- You have until midnight on November 7th to get your comments in for the drawing!!  :)  Want some extra chances???  Share a note about this giveaway WITH a link to www.lovetocrop.com on your facebook page, twitter (be sure to mention @LoveToCropAmy so I get to see it!!), or blog page -- Simply leave an extra comment for each "extra" you choose to do!! :)

Below you'll find the ENTIRE list of participants (clicking on each link will take you DIRECTLY to each Great Pumpkin post -- So you may find it easiest to follow along from here)...  Your NEXT Hop Stop in the Pumpkin Patch, please hop on over to Melissa's blog!!  Thanks so much for joining us!! :)



Pumpkin Hop

  1. Amy You are HERE now!! :)
  2. Melissa  Go here NEXT!!
  3. Ashley
  4. Anita
  5. Nancy
  6. Amber
  7. Linda
  8. Colleen
  9. Jennifer
  10. Lisa
  11. April
  12. Jessica
  13. Brenda
  14. Jamie
  15. Maria
  16. Sher
Until next time,

67 comments:

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love the lantern!! Thanks for sharing how you made!! I have really enjoyed doing this hop, can't wait to see what everyone made for day two!! Of to post about the hop on blogger and facebook!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Just shared about the hop on my facebook ( i just clicked share from your post about it, i have no idea how to the fancy stuff on facebook with mentioning you). Thanks for the extra chance to win!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I just posted about the hop on my facebook!! Thanks for the extra extra chance to win!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 dot blogspot dot com
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

scrapinmamaof2 said...

This is beautiful Amy! I love the ribbion
. Can't wait to see what the rest of the hop has in store!

jessica said...

What an AWESOME project Amy~~
Love how you recycled!! TFS and for a GREAT hop :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

joydee1963 said...

Using a jar is great idea.Beautiful project.I am a follower.I don't do FB.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Very nice job .. love the color

Shannon
www.purplelionpaper.com

shersl84bed said...

Fun project Amy. I'd love to see a night pic of it illuminated. I love those battery powered candles so much safer than the others. Thanks for hosting the Pumpkin Hop, I've found a lot of cool ideas.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com
www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

OM-Goodness, Amy! This is fabulous!!! LOVE IT!!!
~Colleen
co11een903@yahoo.com

Indy said...

Wowza! This is stunning.

CLB said...

Love the glass pumpkin such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing this and this amazing giveaway i need to build my cricut collection bad i only own 7 cartridges!

CLB said...

I also mentioned you on Facebook.
Thanks again for this amazing giveaway and hop it has been a lot of fun seeing all these great ideas and creations.
keaunalynn@msn.com

A Creative Journey said...

STUNNING! Seriously you NEVER disappoint! I love the idea and what a great way to create something for the fall at a Thanksgiving table or just to enjoy by your chair.. LOVE IT! TFS and as you know I am a HUGE fan, friend, follower and endorser or all things AMY :) Thanks so much for allowing me to participate in this great hop as well as taking it over so it didn't go away.. YOU ROCK! Have a wonderful day :)

craftaholic said...

WOW!! Love what you did with the jars!! Awesome job Amy!! I am off to post this on my blog and finish this fantastic hop!! TFS!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

CLB said...

I posed all the information on my Blog! Thanks for the extra chances!

http://crystalandkeaunascrafts.blogspot.com/2011/10/pumpkin-hop.html

Keaunalynn@msn.com

CLB said...

I also wrote about this and did mention you on twitter! Thanks again for the great prizes and creations!
keaunalynn@msn.com

craftaholic said...

I have posted on facebook as well!! Thanks Amy!!

craftaholic said...

And I have posted on my blog about your Awesome giveaway and Project!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com/2011/10/great-pumpkin-blog-hop.html

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Amy! Wow, this looks great! You did a fantastic job on this candle!!!

Vicki said...

Best part is that you recycled..those little battery operated candles have made it fun yet safe to have candle light now..
cute project, Amy.

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http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
follower

scrapinmamaof2 said...

I think I made it through both days of the hop and left everyone some bloggie love :) I also posted it on facebook :) It was loads of fun. Thanks for the invite Amy!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Oh! I also blogged it on my blog. Thanks Amy!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Enjoyed the hop (both day 1 yesterday & day 2 today). Did notice that for Day 2 today Theresa did not have a Day 2 posted on her blog. Just thought you may want to know. Happy Halloween and may only treats come all our ways!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Christine said...

The lanterns are wonderful. What a great way to recycle. Thank you for showing.

Jenny said...

Wow...what a cute pumpkin lantern. Love it!

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Anita Braddock said...

I love your Lantern. Very Awesome love the sparkles and love the vine going around it it looks great that way and you can use ti for your center peice for thanksgiving thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

Ashley Nicole said...

This is a really cute idea! You always have such awesome projects. Thanks again for hosting!
Ashley
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Scrappin Melissa said...

Great job on this project! Great recycling idea!
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

Lisa R. said...

Very pretty decor! Great gift idea too. tfs joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

lindaplus3 said...

What a great pumpkin .. i love it!!!!! ty for sharing :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

lindaplus3 said...

Not sure i did it right but i posted on FB :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

What a great idea Amy! Love your lantern! Give me some Christmas ideas!

mamawcindy said...

Oh, Amy I (LOVE) your Luminary Pumpkin Lantern! You did an Amazing Job! Thank You so much for Sharing this! :0)
I'm already a Follower of yours.
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

I posted a Link about you Blog Hop and Giveaway on my Facebook Page! Thanks so much for the chance to win. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your pumpkin luminary.
Kathy V
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Kathy said...

Wow my friend, this is so pretty. Can't wait to check out the rest of the hop. Have a blessed week my friend.
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Wow my friend, this is so pretty. Can't wait to check out the rest of the hop. Have a blessed week my friend.
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

ScrapMyWay said...

You must DREAM creative dreams. You are so amazing to think up great projects like this super cute pumpkin luminary! Love the recycle idea. Trying to hop through,it's been a crazy weekend hosting parties!
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Linda Therrien said...

Love you project Amy - these would be beautiful all lit up in your windows on Halloween night. Great job as usual.

Linda
www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

kimberly said...

love your lantern!!! what a great idea. thanks so much for sharing
leokc34 at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Thanks for sharing the "how to" on this project!! It looks beautiful.

Tanya said...

Awesome idea! Nicely done :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Emery said...

this is really boo-tiful love it this is so neat.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun project!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Awesome pumpkin candle jar -- you always amaze me with everything you do -- so talented!!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

Darlene said...

I'm leaving a second comment to let you know that you have 19 people for the hop on day one, 16 people listed for the hop on day two, and Nancy @ fancywithnancy has 22 people listed for each day.

I'm a follower of your blog, and I'm trying to comment on all participants on each project, but I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly who they are!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Wow!! This is so cute!!! Love it! Great hop Amy!!
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

smyiow said...

That is a very classy luminary! Great job Amy!


my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
smmyiow@gmail.com

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Just finished the hop! Great projects! I hope I found everyone, some of the links were confusing but I searched until I think I found some of the posts! :) Loves all the pumpkin inspiration! :)
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

pattyk said...

love the light -millierose651@aol.com

Pam said...

Love this lantern wow so cute.
I put the link up on my facebook page too. Love to win a cart!!!

Mickey's Craft World said...

Love the lantern....great for my backyard at night!!

Tami B. said...

Well, better late than never, right? Love the idea of the lantern. Very cute and no messy pumpkin guts.

Cathy said...

I love this Pumpkin lantern, simple to make but awesome! Happy Halloween:)Thanks for hosting such a fun hop, anxious to see the new Christmas cartridge!!
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Your project is just amazing, love the lantern. Such a creative idea, I might have to just give it a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

I love you Halloween Lantern..TFS!
firelass51@aol.com

Pam said...

Amy I love the way your mind works! You are sooo creative. Who would think a jar of cherries would end up so darn cute. You amaze me everyday, I love to see what you create. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Very pretty luminary! You did a great job of nipping, tucking, etc. to make your "how-to" practically invisible. Nicely done!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Tisha said...

This is so cute! I can't wait to hop some more!

Tisha
http://tishascraftcove.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

This is super clever and cute! TFS callyAnn

Cyndi S said...

This is a fantastic lantern. Love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

cema1cema said...

Super cute project!! Love the lantern!

pruttybird said...

Wow ... that's a great idea. Love it :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

marg0006 said...

This is a fantasticproject to decorate outside. Love it.
marg0006@verizon.net

Jackie said...

Amy, awesome pumpkin luminary. That would also be great as center pieces for thanksgiving. Good job. Love this hop, great crafters I am getting to see and follow.
www.inspired-by-scrapping.blogspot.com

I have shared your post too on my blog and FB!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Was wondering if you had posted the winner(s) of the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop that was indicated to be announced 10/31.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Suzys Crafts said...

I almost missed this during the hop! What a wonderful project. you really did a great job!

 
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