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Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Trick or Treat" Halloween Hop Day TWO -- PLUS Guest Designer at Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog: A Bottle of Poison for Ya!! :)

Welcome to Day TWO of the "Trick or Treat" Halloween Blog Hop!!

We're so happy to have you back for the SECOND DAY of 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 if you missed Day One, be sure to check out the links from yesterday 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 hopped here from Jamie's blog, 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 please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because...  It's always a TREAT to start at the start!! :)

For the month of October I've been asked to be a Guest Designer at the Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog, so I am sharing my second project for them with YOU for the hop today!! :)  Over at Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog, they have a pretty neat concept...  They invite a few Guest Designers to join their "regular" DT and create multiple projects for the challenge theme throughout the month...  As a participant, you have ALL month to create a card, layout, or other project to enter in the challenge, so I hope to see your entries soon!! :)  This month, we've been asked to create a Halloween project using the colors PURPLE and GREEN (you can use additional colors as long as you also use purple and green).  I hope you'll hop on over to Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team created for inspiration -- It's sure to be a sweet treat!! :)  Now, here's my project for the hop (and my take on the challenge)...
I upcycled a salad dressing bottle for a FUN Halloween gift...  I started with a clean, dry bottle and used Modge-Podge to adhere strips of purple tissue paper all over the outside of the bottle.  Once that was dry, I cut 1.25" letters from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge (Vampire Font feature -- both base and shadow)...  I also cut several circles in varying sizes (from .75" to 1.25"), outlined them with a white Signo pen and clustered them behind the title...
I popped the title up with some foam tape for a little extra dimension...  And then I filled the bottle with some "Tangerine" flavored Candy Corn...  My friend will enjoy this bottle of "poison" for sure!! :)
I covered the cap of the dressing bottle with decorative cardstock to make it a little more personal...  I used the Martha Steward border punch (drippy goo) to give the effect of a leaky bottle of poison (hee hee hee...)!!  I added a strip of black cardstock before tying a bow with white 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon (if you missed the Ribbons & Buttons Blog Hop you should really check it out -- you still have all day today to WIN some of that amazing crinkle ribbon!!), and adding an adorable tag...
My circle tag is stamped with the Mix-N-Match sentiments ("A Gift for YOU") created from the "Fall-O-Ween" and "Winter Wishes" Stamp Art Sets by K Andrew Designs...  I'd love to read your feedback or answer any questions about my project, so please leave me a comment if you have a moment to do so...

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

I ALSO have a little blog candy for you!!  I will be sending a pack of 6x6 paper and embellishments to one fabulous winner!! :) 
To be eligible for my blog candy:

  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering this FUN question: "Did you learn a new tip today? (If so, we'd LOVE to know what it was!!)"!!
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Thank you again for checking out my project...  You've reached the END of the hop!!  If you missed DAY ONE of the  FABULOUS "Trick or Treat" creations, please be sure to CLICK HERE and hop thru the first day of projects!! And remember to visit all of TODAY'S stops for more chances to WIN!!  Below are links to BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!  ** And don't forget -- If you've gotten some creative new ideas today, and you're heading to your craft room to create, create, create; then be sure to link up your project over at the Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog by October 29th!! :)

Memories In Tyme

DAY TWO (October 16) -- THESE ARE TODAY'S LINKS (I hope you got to visit them all -- If not, click on each picture to go to each Hop Stop)!!

DAY ONE (October 15): If you missed Day One, be sure to go back and visit each of these amazing creations!! SO MUCH FUN!! :)

Until next time,


Dawn, RI said...

I liked your of using tissue paper as your canvas, Cool.
Datwn RI
abosoffit at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

Way to craft greenly! Great idea...

puffinliz at yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

AMY as always something really fun and interesting! I have to say that I am really impressed with that candy corn tho! lol I have not seen it with the purple on it before...:)

Unknown said...

Love this bottle. already a follower and I have learned that tissue paper can be used to papercraft. I had not thought of this before.
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Cathie w said...

so cute i love Halloween colors TFS!!!!


Anita Braddock said...

supper cute love how you changed the bottle into something very cool. love the colors and I love the use of the tissue paper hadent thought of that. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
great hop thanks

Suzanne said...

Any love the way you covered bottle with tissue. Such a cool effect. Love the idea of recycling a salad dressing bottle into an awesome project. Great idea and as always stunning.

Unknown said...

LOVE< LOVE> LOVE it...yes, the new tip is to layer my tissue paper with modpodge...knew it, just didn't remember it...hahahaha. You are so creative and now I know what you were asking me about coloring a bottle. You did a fabulous job as always. I love the idea of filling it with candy.
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smyiow said...

I love your poison bottle. Super cute! I have learned nothing yet today. Too tired.

Jen said...

This is awesome!

~ Jen
jlhudson2 at cox dot net

P.S. My tip of the day . . . never believe a child, who is eager to go outside and play, when they tell you they have cleaned their room. :)

littlen said...

i learned reverse stenciling today. very cool.
i'm a follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

this is super spooky cute! Love it very creative and who wouldnt love it. hugs

BlueCrayons said...

loving this bottle of "poison" . the tip i learned is how to adhere tissue paper. yay your creations are cutesy.

rhelm @ tampabay .rr. com

Dana's Crafty Corner said...

I love this bottle!!

Mindy Eggen Design said...

that is such a cool idea!

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

Absolutely love your projects! Great hopping along with you today!


joydee1963 said...

Great halloween treat,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Claire Spielman said...

You must have been drinking or eating more than salad dressing. That bottle really is super smart!! Then again, you have NEVER done a project I didn't think was over the top!!! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas and know I'll need to wash out some salad dressing bottles (that means I have to eat salad!!!) The hop was TERRIFIC! Thanks,

Cathy said...

very crafty and creative, who knew...tissue paper:) sad to see the hop come to an end:(

Janet said...

Love this creation it is awesome , as always! I love your blog, thanks for the details and the inspiration.
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Jens Craft Corner said...

Amy, your project is just adorable! I love it! This was a great hop! There were some great projects. I enjoyed the hop.

Judy said...

Your 'tissued' dressing bottle is totally awesome -- I love how the candy matched the bottle! You always have such great projects to share:-) Let's see -- a learned tip -- to modge podge tissue and to use test tubes:-)
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Jennasa~findtimetocreate said...

What a great ending to the blog. Cool bottle.


Unknown said...

Oh m gee... I learned today that you can repurpose anything. You are my hero! So glad to be in this hop with you.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

oh such a gooood Idea!!!! its so cute! She will love it!

Just A Pac Rat said...

I am a follower of your great blog and the tissue idea is great. Never thought of recycling my dressing bottles. TFS

Chriss America Real said...

Very Cool! I never saw candy corn that color before!

Carol said...

What an awesome idea... I love it! Thank you for sharing and being on the hop with me.

Jessica Buffa said...

Hi amy,
These are super fantastic! I, too, love dressing up the dressing bottles! I love how you used the tissue paper and mod podge...NICE! I am also falling in love with that tangerine flavored candy corn. I love the blue tip!
I gave you a shout out over at my blog for my first installment of Makin' it to the Mailbox Mondays! have a peek when you get a sec!

Jessica Buffa said...

Just stopping back to say Thank You so much sweets! I just went to the mailbox and was greeted by an adorable package from Guess Who? Also, not sure if I mentioned this to you or not...but I started a new installment series called Makin' It To The Mailbox Mondays where I will be doing shout out THANK YOUs to those who have been so generous to me. You were mentioned yesterday @
and you will be mentioned again next Monday!!

Pendra said...

Amy this is so cool... I did not know that you could put tissue paper with Modge Podge on plastic! Very creative! I also wanted to thank you for the package I received in the mail today! WOW... it was the coolest card goodies I have ever seen, you are sooooo generous with your giveaways! But you know my favorite was your handmade rosette! It was gorgeous and very special... I adored the handmade pins on it too! Thanks so much sweetie!
Crafty Hugs,

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

This is absolutely adorable!! I love this idea!!! You are truly amazing!
Hugs and Love my Friend

Kim H said...

Love the upscaled salad dressing bottle, great way to save a little coin by using something you would throw away as a decoration/gift. Love the poison lable you created. thank you fo rsharing and a chance to win. I sadly did not learn a new technique today, but the days isnt over yet lol

Angie S said...

This is so cool! It is amazing what everyone comes up with. i have learned you can recycle(or decorate)just about anything if you put your mind to it. I love it!
tfs -angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

InspiredMel said...

This is sooo cute! May just be my favorite of the hop. The vampire font and drippy goo border punch go GREAT together and it's such a fun gift! Thank yo so much for sharing.
I love how you recycled a salad dressing bottle! Very green! I've been through the whole hop today and I think the best tip I learned (sort of indirectly) is that you really can reuse old items to make really neat crafts. Your dressing bottle, Shannon's bird cage, and Lori's plate. I know she bought her's but you could use any old plain plate.
I'm a new follower so thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy :)
sano dot melissa at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

Wow! I have got to tell you that you are one creative person! That is such a great Idea and what wonderful colors you used this poison bottle is bright and colorful and I love it! Great job!!

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