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Friday, October 7, 2011

What I Love About Fall & Halloween Blog Hop -- Day ONE

* Welcome to the "What I Love About Fall & Halloween" Blog Hop!! *

We're so excited to be doing this hop!!  Lisa, the hop hostess, has assembled a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies...  There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop (details on Lisa's blog).  This is a TWO-DAY hop with different projects for each day!!  You'll definitely want to see what everyone has planned for tomorrow too, so be sure to come on back for MAXIMUM chances to WIN!! :)

If you've hopped over from the super-talented Sher, 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 the FUN , then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lisa's blog...  You won't want to miss out on ANY of the Fall & Halloween FUN!! :)

Today I decided to focus on something that I enjoy about the Halloween season...  Passing out CANDY!!  Since September, the grocery store has had shelves of seasonal candy...  It's so hard to pass up the individually wrapped Twizzlers (my all-time favorite) and mini Cow-Tails...  And while I am not a fan of candy corn (at all!!), our local grocery store has about 7 different "flavors" of candy corn now...  I must admit I was a little bit curious about what "Apple Cider" candy corn would taste like and how close "Tangerine" candy corn was to an actual tangerine!!  They also have Indian candy corn, and it tastes like CHOCOLATE (who can resist chocolate???)...  So that's what I decided to use to fill these awesome little "sour cream cups"!!
These little cups are super cool and soooooo easy to make!!  I started with two sheets of 12x12 decorative paper and cut SIX 4"x6" rectangles from each sheet...  I added adhesive to one 4" side and attached it to the other 4" side (think toilet paper roll)...  I then added a line of liquid adhesive to one open end and pinched it together (nice and flat and even).  After holding it for a moment while the glue started to dry, I placed that end into my Fiskars Crimping tool and rolled it in just a few clicks and held it there for a moment...  You could also use the red-mega-sticky-tape, but I haven't been able to find mine since The-Turtle-Cat wrapped her paw in it for a particularly glitterfied moment she was having last month........
Once the adhesive has dried for a few moments you can add your candy corn and pinch the other side closed (make sure you pinch it closed in the opposite direction so that it takes on the shape of a sour-cream-cup)...  Add your adhesive and crimp that side as well...   If you don't have a crimper, you could always use some binder clips to hold it closed until the glue dries and a scoring tool to add the creases...
Finally, I added some black rosettes with 1.25" circles stamped with "a little TREAT for you" -- This is one of the fabulous mix-n-match sentiments available on the from the "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs...  Isn't that just perfect for these little Halloween TREATS???  :)

I'd like to thank Lisa for including me in her hop --  I'd also like to thank  all of my FABULOUS friends and followers who take the time to hop through and help make this such a WONDERFUL hop!!  Now....   Before you leave...  What's a hop without some GOODIES???

I 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: "What's your favorite Halloween candy? (Does anyone remember what mine is?)"!! 
  • Receive a BONUS chance when you subscribe via email (enter your email address in the box at the top of this page -- you do not need to leave a second comment, all newly confirmed email addresses will be added to this drawing).  
  • You will also receive a BONUS chance should you decide to follow Love To Crop! via Networked Blogs OR "Like" the Love To Crop! facebook page (again, automatic entries by notification, no need to comment)...
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!! :)

Now it's time to send you on your way to the super-sweet... Gina!! :)

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone (please note that I will update the following links to take you directly to each participants post if you are joining the hop later in the week!!)

What I Love About Halloween Hop

  1. Lisa (the host!!)
  2. Lisa
  3. Kristy
  4. April
  5. Jamie
  6. Anita
  7. Sher
  8. Amy (that's ME!!)  You are HERE!! :)
  9. Gina  Go here NEXT!!
  10. Dena
  11. Melinda
  12. Shannon
  13. Janet
  14. Tammy
  15. Barbara
  16. Sherry 
  17. Christina
  18. Kari
  19. Theresa
  20. Vicki
  21. Mandie
  22. Suzanne
  23. Jearise
Until next time,


Mallika said...

hello amy
i m already your follower
i have been visiting you since long .. i really like your project its made with love
also now ur subscriber

Mallika said...

n my fav candy will be anything with lemon in it !

Kristy said...

Great, great project. I've been wanting to try these for awhile now. So nice to be in this hop with you. I'm now following your FB fan page.
: )


Tanya said...

Love your project!! Great job. My favorite Halloween candy is the little boxes of Nerds!! :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Barbara B said...

Cute projects!

Barbara B.

Vicki said...

Super cute! The kids will love these and the moms will just think you are so great for taking the time to make such cute treats!
I was trying to think of what my favorite Halloween candy is and my mind went back to dumping all the candy out onto the floor and sorting it and I directly went to Tootsie Rolls...go figure! :) always a follower kiddo!

littlen said...

reeses peanut butter cups top my list.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Jill Rugg said...

I am already a follower! Love the project!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Amy! I just love the project!!! Very colorful and so pretty!

Chriss America Real said...

What in the world are mini cow tails? Now I am going to be wondering about that all day? Really cute project, I think I am going to have to get that stamp set! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn.

mamawcindy said...

No Tricks, Just YUMMY Treats for your Trick or Treaters! They are Awesome! You did a Great Job on them. Love the Rosettes. My favorite Halloween Candy is Candy Corn. Especially the Chocolate ones. I'm already a follower of yours. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your sour cream candy holders. My favorite Halloween candy is reeces peanut butter cups. I am a follower and a new Email subscriber.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Suzanne said...

Great treat containers. Love the way you set up your photo of everything to. You always inspire me.

ShersL84bed said...

Already a follower of your fun blog. This is a great fall project. Would be nice to have a little something like this for people to snack on when they come over. Fun project.

Smiles Sher

Unknown said...

Amy you are so very talented and put lots of thought in the little things. Sizzlers are your fav and you like those cow tail to and I love them also my fav would be the little ind packs we use to get back years & years ago that would have colored black,orange candies.
I'm a new follower,I'm on your fb and look forward to see where your creations take you in the future.
cbcotton @ yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

U did it again Amy~lol! U have created s/t so cute & so inspirational! I just love `em~I may try 2 make my own! Now....our fave Halloween candy around here is the little Reeses Pumpkins. Well the big Reeses Pumpkins 2 & Kit-Kats! Your fave is Twizzlers! And Cow Tails 2! As u know I'm a loyal follower & subscriber & FB "liker"! Thanks so much 4 sharing your awesomeness! ~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

your treat containers are just adorable. TFS

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

Lisa said...

Love the treat cups, they are so cute. Thanks so much for joining me in this hop, I really appreciate it.

lorby said...
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lorby said...

I love the little candy holders and now I have a reason to get the crimper. lol I love the rosettes and the stamp is perfect. I may have to buy that one. : ) My favorite Halloween candy is Sweeties. Jearise in

Liz said...

adorable project, perfect for the school treats

Luanne said...

Hello Amy! lovely project.
I have been following you.

We don't really celebrate Halloween in my city but I love chocolate treats.



i love your party favors im a new follower and my favorite chocolate is two hershey and kit kat....

Unknown said...

I'm adding this to my list of things to make! I'm a new follower and my favorite candy at the moment is Reese's Pieces!
mamacurls {at} yahoo {dot} com

Eva Laney said...

Fabulous treats Amy, really adorable!!! Thanks for the instruction on how to make. Candy corn is fave candy for Halloween. I am already a fan on FB, a follower here and an email subscriber...I love your work!!!
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

smyiow said...

Amy!! You are so craetive it blows my mind!!

callyannc said...

Adorable! I always love your work! I love reeses pieces! MMMM CallyAnn

Pendra said...

Hi Amy, haven't had much of a chance to visit lately so thought I better see what you are up to... Wow, lots of neat projects! Just love these, they are adorable and what a creative and fun way to hand out candy or for a school party! Thanks for sharing as always, your follower and friend,
Crafty Hugs,

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