Friday, October 8, 2010

Welcome to the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog for the Halloween Hop. I can't wait to see what others have crafted as well as show you my latest creations. If you want to start at the beginning, hop on over to CricutConfessions to see what all of our talented crafters have in store for you!

If you are following along already you've just been to SeaSwansCreations blog and your next hop will take you to Bitz-n-Pieces blog.



Well, were you wondering if anyone would tackle the house on the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge? Well I did! And boy am I glad. It is a really nicely planned out piece and the directions are pretty good. Other than wishing I had a few more hands at some points, I think it was more time consuming than anything.There is so much detail in this it's amazing. I used a very thin mulberry paper hand cut for this and plan on putting a nice bright light underneath! I'll also be adding to it with some ghosts and some tombstones in front over the next few days, as well as the spooky 3-D tree already in the works, so come back for an update! ***Updated!***



















The complete display!


I also made a few quickie candles to display using some vinyl and some cut from the seasonal cricut cartridge Pumpkin Carving..Funny but the center one is called the owl! :) These would look good with some candy corns sprinkled around them but hmmm......somehow the candy has disappeared! Maybe one of my little goblins. ;)
Love the little one in the middle and they smell so good! Love IKEA!
 Another incentive to check back? I will be randomly selecting three winners from the comments left on this post for some blog candy!! I happen to be a CTMH rep and have two super cute Halloween stamp sets to give out as well as a set of a glue pen and super sparkly prisma glitter!! You don't have to follow my blog but please check back in one weeks time (Friday Oct 15th) for the announcement of  the winner...also, only one entry please.
Let me know your first choice in your comment!



Enjoy the hop!!! Next blog is....Bitz-N-Pieces!

81 comments:

The Bug said...

I am so glad you made the spooky house! I have been wanting to make that just haven't had the time yet. It looks so amazing! You did a great job. I can't wait to see how you finish it off - I will be checking back. Thanks for the chance to win!

craftaholic said...

Wow! Am I really the first to leave a comment? That's a first! LOL Thanks for sharing and love your project, I have been wanting to tackle that project and have been afraid to, but you have inspired me and so I am going to do it!!! Thank you for the inspiration and by the way, Very, Very good Job!!! Happy Halloween!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

BOO Happy Halloween
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom
Thanks for the Haunted Halloween Hop
glue pen and super sparkly prisma glitter

Olive Juice Studio said...

The haunted house is awesome and the candles are just adorable! Great work! I'm going to go snoop around your blog a bit - looks like you have a lot of great stuff!

BTW, your blog candy is SUPER DUPER fun! I'm loving the stamps! :)

Thanks for being a part of the hop and sharing all of your creations with us!

Amy said...

Awesome!!! I love the haunted house, but I don't have that cartridge yet (sniff). On my wish list though(as is those CTMH stamps - love!!!)

cdm317 said...

I must try the house after seeing yours! Love the candles, too.

Hollybee said...

Love the haunted house and I forgot about using my cricut for candles!! Off to shop...

mja said...

AMAZING!!!!What patience you have. Thank you for sharing
mja8116@hotmail.com

Lavender Angel said...

My daughter wants to tackle this, so it is possible. I would love the stamp!!

lavenderangel@centurytel.net

stefeni said...

Awesome projects! I wanna make a 3D haunted house! Gotta get me some of those Halloween cartridges! Thanks for sharing!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

Great job on the haunted house. It looks too imtimating for me to try that. Also the candles are adorable!

mommasiegfried said...

Wow that house is amazing - i want one now! I think I would of been very intimidated to try it!

karen.siegfried7@gmail.com

Laurieinaz said...

I don't have the nerve to try making that house but hey, if you'd like to make one for me.....!
Love your work.
lroberts00@msn.com

Mickey said...

Wow Suzy what a great job!! You certainly have alot of patience!! LOL Can you make me a few now? lol

scrappydappydoodler said...

WOW!! That's an awesome house. Looks very intricate. I can manage the candles, don't think I'd have the patience for that house. Love it!
scrappydappydoodler@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

great projects.. that house looks like it took a LOT of time! Love the lil candles... so cute. thanks so much for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Uzueta said...

Wow! love the haunted house. I wish I had the happy hauntings cartridge.. and I love IKEA...

Megan said...

love it all suzy!! You did an amazing job (minus the diapearing candy corns ;) lol)

I would adore those CTMH stamps!

Josie0602 said...

Oh I want to try to make that house too but wasnt sure what size to cut it. I don't have the 12 x 24 paper so I am going to try to make it @ 11 inches. What did you do with yours? It looks great!

The CTMH stamps look awesome as blog candy...thanks for the chance to win them!

http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

Momof5 said...

I have got to tackle that house. It is part of the reason I bought the cart, but I've been intimidated. Hmmmmm, I may just have to buckle down and do it! Thanks for sharing.

GrannyCharlotte said...

All I can say is WOW! Both of the projects are awesome. I don't think I could find the time and patience to do the house, but this sure makes me want to try it. Thanks for sharing. The stamps look like they would be nice to have.

melissa said...

Great job, i love the candles!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Great job on the house! Am I supposed choose stamps or glitter and glue? I'll choose glue and glitter.

the cropping canuck at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

You did an amazing job on the haunted house and those candles are stinkin' adorable!!!

I gladly became a follower of your blog!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

clinorose said...

What a Fabulous job you did on the Haunted House!!! LOVE it!!!!!!!!!! clinorose at earthlink dot net.

Peggy said...

Too Funny! I made the house also, wasn't sure if I would have time to make the card and the house was going to be my back up. Thank you for taking the time to put that together.

Terry Richey said...

I adore your haunted house display! GREAT JOB! TFS

Jodie R said...

Wow!! I keep telling my DD we are going to do this house, but have been a little hesitant to try. Maybe we will do it tomorrow!! TFS! Candles are awesome too! jvilla95ar at gmail dot com

christys_scrappin said...

This was an awesome idea!

Looking for new followers at my blog if you are interested....:-))

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

Karelj said...

The candles are cute, but that haunted ouse is Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com

Christina said...

Of course I am following! That house is amazing!! Love 3d projects.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

Jen said...

I never thought of putting vinyl on candles, neat idea. Your spooky house must have taken forever!

Christina said...

I love your haunted house and the 'spooky' word on your wall! The candles are adorable too! You are very talented!

Christina
ascrapbooknook@rogers.com
www.ascrapbooknook.com

Dana said...

Great projects! Glad you were brave enough to tackle the house. I've always wanted to see it complete!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

RLS Innovations said...

I thought about that haunted house but decided it would be too much work. It sure is cute though. My first pick if I win would be the stamps.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Wow the time it must have taken to put this together. I am sure your daughters love it. I cannot find this cart at any of my local stores.
Love the stamp set
Cherylann
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

I thought I had already posted, so hope 2 don't show up. The time you put into this house was certainly worth it. Your girls must love it.
love the stamp set
Cherylann
prinkles@woh.rr.com

scrapaholicjen said...

WOW! Great job on the haunted house - I have been thinking of trying that but haven't yet- I better before it's too late! The candles are awesome too!
Jennifer H
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Esmommy said...

WOW awesome maybe some day i will take that project on!!
thanks for sharing
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Rose said...

Wow that is on that cartridge! That is so neat, I must buy it. I love that owl, it's great.

Tracie said...

Great candles!

tpthatsme said...

The house is great makes me want to try and make one. I think my son would love t make it with me. TFS. The stamps are tooo cute love the skull
tishatmp at aol dot com

scrapbookmom79 said...

WOW!! You have way more patience than i do...i couldn't do it. It turned out wonderful tho and your candles are cute too!!

Sin City Chix said...

Dang that's a lot of black paper! LOL! I don't think I would have the patience for that but I have the cart to try it out someday...

jobcorpsjen@gmail.com

Lynette said...

I made the haunted house too! Now I think I need to make the fence and put a little graveyard around it.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Suzy. That is one intense project you took on and it came out fabulous! I love the finished picture with all the extras. You must have patience galore. I'd love to be entered to win any of your giveaway items. My first choice would be the Halloween stamps. Thanks for sharing the haunted house with us.

I'm new to your blog and now following. Thanks for letting me enter.

Hugs...Tracy :)
cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

*BJ* said...

Fantastic creations.. tfs

pattyk said...

Your house is scary!! thanks millierose651@aol.com

Kiehn said...

now im wanting to try vinyl thanks for the inspiration....you have amazing cards.

ricktina09@yahoo.com

thescrapbookgirl said...

So unbelievably cool! And what a great way to use that OCT 31 cart!

Chelle said...

Your display is awesome...love that you added vinyl to the wall, and your house...AMAZING! misha_113 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

Love your house. I made that one about a month ago. I wanted to make a bigger one but haven't had the time. I like your candles, also. Great ideas. I'm a new follower.
stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

snugbugcreations said...

What a great decor item! I'm going to have to take a look for the carts! I don't usually do a lot for Halloween but you have inspired me!!

scrapBugz said...

Love your spooky house. Thanks so much for sharing.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Denise said...

LOVE the haunted house!! I have the pumpkin carving cartridge. I really need to try those candles!!

Love the glitter and glue pen...

grammanisiof3@aol.com

Jackie said...

WOW, you did an awesome job. Didn't I see this on the Cricut Ideas

jennyplace2 said...

Wow the work you put into that house is amazing, such great detail! I love all your projects but my favorite has to be the house. I can just see it with one of those flameless candles all lite up......cool! TFS!
http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
If you get a chance pop into my blog you might like what you see and just start to follow me to LOL!

Melanie Holzwarth said...

This is just perfect! I love the stamps in your blog candy. TFS
Melanie
Scrappily Ever After Blog
www.arkmom-scrappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

Scrappy Jackie said...

I am a happy follower of your blog and I am having a freat time on the hop! I still cannot believe you can make that house with that cartidge... The candles are sooooo cool! Thanks for the great project ideas! pjritsema at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your candles! They would be so quick and easy to do for any holiday! Thanks for the quick idea!

- C from NY

TeacherMom said...

Your house is awesome I tackled it last week. Well worth the blood, sweat and tears!!! :) I am going to have to add the tree--nice touch. I would love the Halloween stamp sets as I missed ordering CTMH last month and wanted the SOTM. Pick me, pick me!!!!! Thanks for the blog hop!!!!

Jade said...

That house is amazing! And those stamps you are giving away are the coolest! I hope I win!

Yolonda said...

I don't know if I have the nerve to try to make the house. You did a fantastic job.

Karen S. said...

That haunted house is awesome! Great job! The candles are also really cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

ScrappingDeb said...

Wow - I'm so impressed - love the house, and the candles are so cute too!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Love the candles and the house!!!! thanks for the chance to win!

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...this haunted house is amazing!! I also like the candles...they turned out cute.

Penny said...

Going to try the candles, since it is already October 10 and time is tight. I would choose glue and glitter. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your Haunted House is awesome, I haven't yet tried any 3-d projects.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dot com

sheidao said...

AWESOME house and I LOVE the wall art!!!!

I saw some cards that someone had done with those stamps. I wondered where she got them from.

Sheila

Jennifer said...

Your house turned out so good. Did you use the 12x24 paper to make this? I am going to have to try. thanks so much

GramMe said...

Great Suzy---now come to my house &
decorate it!! lol!!

Anonymous said...

I really like the way you did the haunted house. I think it is awesome how you made it for a light to be seen through it. I love the way you did the word spooky too! Nice job!

Jeanette Hull aka StmpArtist@aol.com aka LuvMyCricut

Barb Sampson said...

Such a brave woman to tackle that house, LOL! I did a few of the other 3D items on that cart but like you said, you need a few extra hands! TFS...
Barb S.
http://craftinginparadise.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

As always, everything you do is top notch and inspirational!! I love the detail you put into your projects!

Hillary said...

That house is awesome. I know I would get frustrated half way thru and trow in the towel. Congrats for sticking to it

Crafty Carrie said...

wow what an undertaking but the house looks fantastic!!!

Now you need to try the houses in the Winter Wonderland cartridge

carrielisa@earthlink.net

ScrapinFunatic said...

what a work out, it came out so awesome. i might just have to try it and work on it till next halloween.

Denise
mommiesmemorie@yahoo.com

Jamiecrafts said...

great job on the haunted house, it looks awesome. my daughter wants me to make one for her but i jsut havent had the time yet... hopefully soon!

cutecardsandcraftsbyjamie.blogspot.com

Gigikay said...

That house is so cute!!!! Wow, now I need this carr too. I love how you displayed it with the vinyl cut out on the wall and the candles.

joy2crop said...

I absolutely love the haunted house as well as the spooky vinyl in your display, I bought that cartridge haven't tried it yet, guess I should get busy.

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