10/4/11

Haunted House Blog Hop




Beware! This is a blog hop of haunted houses where Halloween fright is glowing in the windows as ghosts and witches fly through the air...



Please join us and hop along starting with Jearise our hostess. She has provided some Halloween blog candy for all those that leave comments along the way. The drawing will be on October 6th using Random.org. The winner will receive: K and Company Ghostly Greetings 12 x 12 paper pack, Stickles distress glitter glue pack, and EK Sticko's haunted house sticker pack.




If you have traveled from Robin at http://www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com/, then you are on the right road and when you are finished here, you have made it to the end of the hop. CONGRATULATIONS. If you got here via e-mail, stumbled upon my blog from your links or just randomly or If you got lost and found yourself on my doorstep by mistake, you can head to the beginning of the road here: Jearise's blog


Now onto my fun and spooky projects....I absolutely LOVE Halloween...and part of that is Howl-O-Scream (HOS) at Busch Gardens...I go EVERY year(I've only missed once and that was bc I was in Ohio during it...I went to King's Island's Halloween Event instead)... So I created a couple of frames to highlight some pictures from past years' trips. The first frame is from when I went with a couple of roommates I had at the time....This was circa 2002...Wow, it's been a long time...LOL









This was made using the paper from the stack that Jearise is giving away. K&Company Ghostly Greetings. I used ModPodge to attach it to a bare wood frame I purchased from Michael's. I then added Glossy Accents to the words "Halloween" and "Night" to make them stand out. I also used the Glossy Accents on the body of the ghost, the border of the bat, body of the spider and body of the skeleton. The skeleton is stamped with a Recollections cling stamp. He looks more like an alien after the Glossy Accent is put on. LOL...I used glitter glues(I don't own Stickles brand) by Studio G, Martha Stewart & aLa Mode for the spider's legs, bat's wings and outline of skeleton. The skeleton was stamped with Studio G ink and embossed with Stampendous Embossing powder.







This next frame is from when I went to HOS in '05 or '06 with my sister and her fiance. We had a lot of fun dressing up...well as much as you're allowed to dress up to go to the park...We looked kinda punk.








This frame was also made using paper from the same K&Company stack and the ModPodge technique. I stamped the Haunted House on Canson Drawing Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The stamp is from the same set of Recollections Halloween stamps as the skeleton from above. I then colored in the image using my PrismaColor pencils. and cut the image out. I attached it using my Xyron sticker maker(same way the skeleton was attached also). I then used my Studio G glitter glue to outline the haunted house. The bat & spider stickers are from Recollections.. I had planned on putting a title on the top left corner that said Howl-O-Scream, unfortunately both of my cricut machines are on the fritz so I could not do that...If I add it later I'll add pictures then.







Last but not least, I made a little 3-dimensional Haunted House to celebrate the theme of the hop. It has little ghosties, spiders, bats, witches and other critters peeking out of the windows and around corners.





This adorable little gem was made with my Sizzix and out of recycled materials. The "house" is actually a cardboard package from a tool. The windows are made from a recycled plastic package. The backing and the bat are made from cardstock scraps that I have from a bag of supplies I bought at a thrift store. All the little critters are punched out of scraps of paper. They are highlighted with various glitter glues and Glossy Accents.




Thank you so much for hopping along the Haunted House Blog hop...If you have made it this far, you are finished. I hope that you have enjoyed everyone's creations. We all have enjoyed creating for all of you.

31 comments:

craftaholic said...

Wow so much talent through out this hop, there was a few that were not up yet but I will be checking back soon! Love your frames and the haunted house is cute!! I am a new follower and stop by my blog some time and see what I am up to!! TFS!!!

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lorby said...

I love all your projects and have fallen totally in love with that little skeleton on the first project. Thank you so much for being part of my first blog hop as hostess. I really appreciate it. Jearise in Lorby's World.

Carol's Creations said...

WOW!! These projects are great! Thanks for the ride! BTW, there were a couple participants that didn't have anything posted...just an FYI!

vick6740 said...

Loved the stack used!! I will have to come back later today to see the ones that weren't ready yet!! TFS!!

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shersl84bed said...

Fun frames.

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Vicki said...

Your last project is my fave. I love that you used so many recyclables. great creativity for sure...

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Eva said...

great projects, love that second frame...oh such awesome paper...great photo too. Great Hop!!!!!
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mamawcindy said...

Oh, I just Love your Projects. I have a couple of those Picture Frames that I want to Alter. I Love yours. I think I will make mine a Halloween one to, so that I can put pictures of my Grandkids in them with their Costumes on. I'm already a follower of yours. Would Love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)
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ScrapMyWay said...

New follower! I think you did a fantastic job on your frame...love the glitter & paper. This was a REALLY fun hop, thanks for sharing. Hope you can stop by & say hi as well.
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Kerys said...

WOW! I'm loving those frames - such a great idea! The 3D haunted house to so cool too! My kids would love to make one of these! Such a great blog hop. Thanks to everyone for their inspiration!
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Maria said...

Love them the frames are super cute
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Sojourne said...

Wow, that haunted house was so awesome! The frames are just too cute. I'm following :D

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callyannc said...

Wow! I love your frames! So spooky good! TFS CallyAnn

Lisa said...

what wonderful projects! my favorite is the first frame - just terrific!! TFS

Have a scrap-happy day
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Donna Phelan said...

Great frames, super haunted house. TFS!!!

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Vicki said...

Love the frames. All your projects are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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Trisha said...

Great job on your frames (those papers are awesome) and I love your recycled house. So cool! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

UpsidedownM said...

I love blog hops. There are always such great projects!

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Amanda said...

Love the frames~so creepy~lol! New follower via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Jennasa said...

Love the frames.

McVic said...

super cool projects! just to cool!
kacee

Janet said...

Wow you were busy Love all thr projects Awesome picture frames
And the house is great!
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Susan said...

What fanstastic projects! Thank you for sharing these.

Liz said...

Great hop!!! Love the special frames. I have just started decorating frames so I love any project I can find!! TFS

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Darlene said...

All delightful projects! Thanks for sharing your memories!!

Amy said...

Great upcycling on your haunted house, Michelle!! I LOVE it!! :) How fun that you have created the tradition of going to HOS every year -- I actually avoid those things cuz I get TOO spooked!! It's funny for everyone else, but I end up more stressed than anything!! LOL...

Thanks for sharing your talent in the hop -- What a haunting good time I had hopping with you today!! :)

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AmyJRockstar said...

Very fun creations! Don'tcha just love Halloween? I love all the options out there for papercrafting at Halloween. TFS! :0)

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Theresa said...

Your creations are amazing. I love the frames and think they are a GREAT idea! This has been such a fun hop to go through, everyone has had such cute projects!
Theresa
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'Chelle said...

Thank you EVERYONE for all your wonderful compliments on my creations! I had so much fun creating for this hop. I absolutely LOVE decorating for Halloween, I'm in two more hops this month, please come back & check those out!...The only time I enjoy decorating more is for Christmas...just wait til you see what I have in store for December!... ;)

I'm THRILLED you all enjoyed what I made, Your comments all encourage me. I appreciate everything you all say. Every last one of you whom left your blog to check out, I have written down to check out...My computer is currently overloaded & not allowing me to load more pages. I WILL go to them today & follow each & every one of you. Thank you for following me. I appreciate it greatly. This hop has been so much fun to be a part of. All my spooky counterparts made it such a treat & had such amazing creations. I'm in awe of them.

Ina said...

Those are great. Keep up the good work. Can't wait til Christmas.