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Saturday, October 8, 2011

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

* Welcome to DAY TWO of the "What I Love About Fall & Halloween" Blog Hop!! *
*** If you are looking for DAY ONE of the hop, please CLICK HERE!! ***

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 the second day of the hop, and everyone has different projects for each day; so if you missed DAY ONE, be sure to CLICK HERE for MORE IDEAS, the DAY ONE Hop Links, and 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 EXCITEMENT!! :)

For day two, I decided to focus on my favorite thing about FALL...  Do you know what that is???  It's the changing leaves!! :)  Here in Pennsylvania, we are blessed with some very beautiful fall days...  We all love to go for a drive and just look in amazement at the palette of color during Autumn....  So I made this card with some beautiful leaves...
To create the background for this card, I crumpled up a piece of 5.5" x 4.25" of ivory decorative paper and distressed it with SU!'s Chocolate Chip ink (it kinda looks like leather in real life!!)...  I added a sheer brown ribbon and bow, then twisted some 1/4" strips of cardstock, punched some leaves (and inked them), and added a little bit of bling...
I added a tag stamped with "Harvest Blessings" -- 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...  I love how many different sentiments you can create with this one set, but it's even more exciting to see how many sentiments you can create with ALL the mix-n-match sentiments!!  :)
This card was created to match my favorite fall project so far...  My "Harvest Blessings" Explosion Box!!  Isn't that fun???  Here's a few pics of the explosion box if you didn't get to see it when I originally posted it...
I used the Creative Memories Reminisce Power Palette for the layers in this explosion box...  If you would like to see more pictures and details, you can see the original post by CLICKING HERE. :)
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 thing about Fall?"!! 
  • 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. Amy :) That's ME!! :)  You are HERE!! :)
  8. Gina  Go here NEXT!!
  9. Dena
  10. Melinda
  11. Janet
  12. Tammy
  13. Barbara
  14. Sherry
  15. Christina
  16. Kari
  17. Vicki
  18. Mandie
  19. Suzanne
  20. Jearise
Until next time,


Mallika said...

like always amy .. you have made one amazing card
would love if you visit me too

Anonymous said...

wow!! what an amazing project. I LOVE the spray you created. that is a great way to use oup those small strips of scrap paper...

Pat N. said...

Beautiful card! Love the leaves and curls. An even more beautiful Explostion box! That is out of this world. So pretty. Fall is my favorite season. I love the changing of the leaves, the cool crisp air and sunshine. It's just the perfect time of year! TFS your creations!--Pat N.

Vicki said...

AMy, I just have one question? Do you have a maid? lol Your explosion boxes are to die for and I now they are labor intensive so who really cooks your meals and cleans your house?? LOLOL :)

Your card is gorgeous! What are the tiny dots on your curled ribbon? are they just like gem stones or are they teeny tiny brads?

You never disappoint!

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I just Love your Card and Explosion Box!! Love the curly Ribbons. Thanks for Sharing! I'm a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

littlen said...

beautiful project. tfs. i love the changing of the leaves and the cool crisp weather of fall. i'm a follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

smyiow said...

Fabulous projects as always! I love the colors and the paper rolls!

Barbara B said...

I love your projects. So elegant and creative. I love the colors too.

Barbara B


your project is loved, your card and explosion box is colorful and amazing,is amazing the color of fall...

craftaholic said...

Wow Amy!! You rock with all your creative talent!! You are always Inspiring me with your projects!! TFS!!

I would like to invite you to my Birthday Blog Hop on November 19th for the "Me and Mickey's Birthday blog hop"! There are alot of very talented blogs going to be involved and lots of candy to be had.. Mine is a surprise!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

what a lovely card! i love the crumpled look!


Lisa G

Eva said...

fabulous as always Amy!!!
My fav thing about fall is creating decor and then decorating the house.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I love your explosion boxes. The colors on this are awesome. I like the cooler weather in Fall and wearing sweaters.

callyannc said...

Amy Amy Amy! Super cute card and box! I already subscrabe and follow nd FB! CallyAnn
Love the smells of fall!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your card and explosion box. I am a follower.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

lorby said...

You are awesome! I love your boxes. The colors you used in the box and card are just stunning together. TFS and being a part of this hop with me. I'm a follower.

scrappingmamma said...

Oh WOWZERS , what a fabulous project. I love the box! and the swirly papers oh my ive gotta ;earn how to do this .. Love your projects hon as always!

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