Monday, October 4, 2010

BLOG CANDY GIVAWAY!!!

NOTE - This contest is now closed. Thank you ALL for playing... If my winner doesn't contact me I will be drawing another name....

Well, I guess I missed getting my post up on the 1st, LOL! But, better late than never... I still haven't managed to get a pic of the candy that I am offering up, mainly because I keep adding to the pile! Right now there is a Glue Glider Pro, a super cute T-Shirt, some Cuttlebug folders and dies.... and more! I will try to get a pic of the pile up in a bit but for now I wanted to post my latest project and give you the details for my givaway!

I saw an idea on the Peachy Keen blog a few weeks ago made by Mandy Ferg. She created a big "BOO" sign with paper mache letters and Echo Park Paper's Happy Halloween line. You can find it ON SALE right now in the Scrapbook Chicks online store! Well, I LOVED the idea so I went to JoAnn's to look for some letters. Well, the wood letters happened to be on sale and I LOVED the font so I bought them! Then I painted them black. When they were dry I unsealed that pack of Echo Park Paper and got to work! *note: I still need to add the hanger to the back


This took me a L O N G time to assemble but I think it was worth it! I used my Paper Doll Dress Up and Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridges for the cuts. The Haunted House is part of the Echo Park Papers challenge this month and I think it works so well on this project!


I hand cut the black cloud and used a circle punch for the moon. The bats, witch and pumpkin are all cuts from Happy Hauntings.


The spider web is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up and Frankenstein, his bride, the spider and the bat are all from Happy Hauntings. I used clear embossing powder on the bat and spider and added the googly eyes.


I think this one might be my favorite letter... When I was trying to decide what character to add to this one I took my inspiration from the paper, bats = Dracula! Once I had him cut I decided that he should be in a spooky graveyard. Once I assembled that I added some "stars" in the sky with my i-rock tool. It didn't seem quite finished yet so I added the two bats whose eyes are also i-rock stones. I curled the wings a bit so they would really take flight! All cuts on this one are also from Happy Hauntings

My original intent was that these would sit out on a table but once I had it assembled I saw that I liked the way it looked hanging better so I added some ribbon to hang it and I LOVE it!

Now, on to the giveaway! To qualify for the blog candy you need to make sure you are following my blog and leave a comment on this post. If you share it on your own blog or on your Facebook page you can leave a 2nd comment telling me you did with a link to the post. On Friday October 15th I will select one winner from all of the entries! I will verify the winning entry.

104 comments:

Abby said...

LOVE YOUR PROJECT!!!!!! I need to sit and create something for my home too!!!
happy to have found you!!!

I just became your follower!

Jamie said...

Wow! This project is so cool. It looks like it took so much work and time.. but it turned out amazing!! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

This is an awesome project!! I sm so glad that I saw your post of your blog on the circle blog!! I am now a follower!! TFS!!

Vicki W said...

You are so creative...I'm super jealous!! This is adorable - you should be very proud of it ;-)
Vicki

JeNn said...

I am glad I came across this. This is too cute. loving the paper too. thanks for sharing & the chance to win

JeNn said...

this is way cute. I am glad I got the chance to stop by & take a look at your wonderful project. thanks

Jeane said...

I wondered what the "B" was for when you posted it on Facebook. Now I know. Really neat Halloween project. I'll give it a closer look tonight.

cupcakesforchloe said...

WOW! I'm so glad I found you! You have some beautiful projects!! I actually found from the pink cricut blog...because you are a winner over there and so I copied your name and googled you!! :) I now follow you!!

Karelj said...

Such a cute project! I can totally see making a bunch of these for different Holidays. Thanks so much for sharing it with us...and for the great blog candy chance. I'm following you here and on Networked Blogs...

Karelj said...

I shared this on FB and on my Featured Blog Page on my blog!

Deanne Gutierrez said...

This is just great - I have been making Halloween Banners lately - this is a nice change though and I will be stealing the idea - lol! I am following your blog now and I am expecting many more exciting projects in the future - but no pressure!

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Ok - I posted your blog candy over on my blog for all to see.

http://deannescraftingadventures.blogspot.com/

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

Tammy said...

This is super cute, I think I might have to Craft-Lift this idea!!!
Tammy

Vicki said...

Mandie, this is super cute. Worth all the time it took for sure.

Pinky said...

Well I am a dork, I have met you in person, I have sen you online and I still had not been to your blog...just so you know...it's not personal, I never get to my besties blog either LOL
Anyways you have amazing talent! Love this project great job!
And you already shared it on my Facebook!
I am following now!

Suzy said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing and offering a blog candy. I *need* a glue glider pro! LOL. I'm always having adhesive issues! Thanks for the chance to win.
~Suzanne suzyq28024 at gmail dot com

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷJust JenuwineƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ said...

VERY cool blog !!! :) LOVE the BOO progject !!!

Margaret said...

I love your BOO project! So cute!! Thanks for offering such great blog candy.
Kennmarg1989@aol.com

BobbisTreasure said...

Lots of work - well worth it!

BobbisTreasure@aol.com

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mandie. I love it. Well worth the time it took to make it.

Betsy said...

Cute project sweetie! I like the last "O" best too!

Sandy said...

Your letters are fantastic! LOOOOVE your BOO Project! I am a follower!

Lori said...

CU_UTE! Can't wait to see it in person!

sucor said...

Awesome project! So creative and detailed! I love it! Thank you for sharing this!

dreenie said...

that is sooo cute i just love it!!!! i became a follower and looking foward to checking out your blog!! thanks for sharing

SueB said...

Love it! And what a great idea for other seasons...Joy, Ho ho ho, but I digress! Great job!
Thanks so much for the chance to win! I didn't follow but I did subscribe, which hopefully will work. That way I'm sure to see your updates!
Thanks again!
Sue B (from cutterscreek and cricutlovers groups)

Wendy Raffin said...

I have never seen anything like this! It is adorable. The creativity of some people just amaze me! So cute!

Debby said...

Love your BOO it turned out great. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy.
angel hugs
Debby
angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

Jenstampz said...

I love this Halloween Project!!
It is just too cute! Great job!
I will keep checking back!!

Jenna

Gina Thornton said...

My daughter and I (she is 7) like to surf the craft blogs together, and we both had the same reaction to your project....We LOVE it!!! Absolutely adorable!
I am following you now also! Thanks for sharing!!
GRKIDDO at verizon dot net

Yvonne Russell said...

Oh, I love this project - so vibrant and imaginative and so effective.

I am already a follower of your blog.

Thanks for inviting us to join in the fun with your generous candy.

mbchoj said...

Beautiful work! I would love to have the talent ans time to make something like this.
I just became a follower (I think)
mbchoj at aol dot com

Jen Temp said...

Amazing! I really love it! I agree with you, the Dracula "O" is my favorite too. What a great project.

craftaholic said...

Wow That Is Awesome!!! Great Job!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

Rexann

Robyn Schaub said...

What an adorable project! That Dracula is so perfect! Love it!

Deanna said...

Great Halloween project, love it. Very nice job.

michelle said...

love the BOO project im a follower now im am new to the blog so here is the link to m blog and telling my whole 2 followers to come see our blog . http://michelle-ladybugcrafts.blogspot.com. michellecrawford80@yahoo.com

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷJust JenuwineƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ said...

Just added a link to your page on mine:

http://justjenuwine.blogspot.com/

:D

LadyTrucker said...

Great project! I love all the letters! Good job and thanks for the blog candy.

Karin Adamczyk said...

I love this project and am so happy I have this paper pack because the colours are gorgeous ... then again, I love all the Hallowe'en papers, embellishments and everything LOL

Thanks for sharing!


Karin

Sandi said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project....you are soooo talented. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy

mea5798 said...

geeez mandie! what a great project! and i appreiciate you showing close up pics to show the detail of your hard work!
thank you for sharing and i am now a follower of your blog!
marie sierra
mea57_98@yahoo.com

ajh1985 said...

love love love it, what detail! Would love to see how you could turn this into a scrapbook page

Melissa said...

WOW!!!! just joined lucky #144!! and boy do I love your project!! I am so gonna try this...thanks for the chance...and if you get a chance..check out my page...scrappy jak...we have a super big blue star!! come over and visit us!!
msperry1008@yahoo.com

Jody said...

AMAZING....now I want to go and try this or something alot like it. It is so cute and fun. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki and Don said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love what you did with the wooden letters! TFS!

I became a follower!

Jody said...

I forgot to say,I'm a follower now and am going to share you with my fellow scrapbooking friends.
Great project.LOVE IT!
jodylovestoscrap@gmail.com

Creampuff06 said...

This is so cute! I'm a Circlet too, and I love this - now I need to get crackin' on something similar. :)

Addicted Scrapper said...

These are great and gave me inspiration to go buy supplies. I didn't get letters but I got pumpkins, bats and skulls and I am going to have my kids help me later this week...I can't wait.

Crafting in the pines said...

I love the boo sign so cute!
Cherie
Nokitten at yahoo dot com

Addicted Scrapper said...

I just posted your link to my facebook...arc101678@yahoo.com

salliesweet said...

Super Cute! I love the Dracula as well. Good job!

Robin said...

Really cute. I shared it on my FB page.

Kate said...

Just stumbled upon your blog- love it! Thanks for sharing your great ideas. I love the BOO- I wish I could think of things like that!

Mandy said...

OMG....how adorable!! I love everything about this!!!

Susan said...

This is absolutely the best. Thanks for sharing you wonderful ideas. I found you on Echo Parks facebook and am so glad I did.

Hope said...

What a great project- and it turned out adorable! Thanks for sharing!
-Hope

Crafting in the pines said...

Great projects! You won my giveaway so contact me!
nokitten at yahoo dot come
cheriescraps.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Absolutely love the boo sign you created. very insprational! Thanks for coming to visit my blog and checking out my Imaginisce headband tutorial.

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

This is such a great idea! I am going to have try this!

I just found you blog, and I am really enjoing it!

Lindsay said...

What a great idea! I just love the vampire!!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!!
Lindsay
lindsaykay2@gmail.com

Ulysses' mama said...

Very very nice! So much detail! Love everything on it. I have made up my mind, I have to get the happy hauntings cartridge. Good thing its on sale at cricutmachine.com!

Scrapping Galaxy said...

I'm already a follower. That project's really tempting me to get that cart.

lindagk23 said...

Wow! What a super cute project! You did an awesome job! Thankyou for sharing! Linda
lindagk23@aol.com

Diane said...

Just love your project. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
Diane
dmives@epix.net

rstuck2003 said...

Mandie...I LOVE this project! I am a follower. I posted on my facebook and also on my blog...

http://patrioticrenee.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-candy-give-way.html

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/renee.stuck

barborus said...

Way to cute. Thanks for the idea. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

jasper said...

Love your BOO!! How cute! I think it was worth the time. Thanks for the creative inspiration!
Would love to win your 'giveaway'!!

OmaGloria said...

This is so awesome. Your imagination is so very inspiring. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

mitz said...

... this is ** boo-riffic** simply
adorable.. Wtg!! Thanks for the opportunity at your candy
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

scrapinstampin said...

Absolutely love it.... Happy Hauntings is my FAVORITE cartridge. I just love Halloween. thx for the share. Donielle

scrapinstampin said...

I shared your great project on FB
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1614941902

thx Donielle

readysetstamp said...

This is seriously one of the best Halloween Projects I have seen to date. I can tell that you took a lot of time with this! Wow!! I really love it! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Suzanne said...

WOW! I love this and might just have to pinch your idea! lol It's gorgeous :) Hopefully I can get my hands on the Happy Halloween line this weekend :)

Amber said...

I love letter projects. This is very cute and I love all the details. I'm now a follower

jenlynnie said...

great work & well put together. i have been toying with doing something similar with my daughter's initials. you have definitely inspired me to do this project. i am now a follower.

jenlynnie@yahoo.com

Amber said...

I posted on my blog at http://allamberallthetime.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-candy-giveaway.html

Jennifer said...

Very cool project!! Love it :) I posted it on my blog: http://scrapping3kidsandadog.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

What a great wall hanging! I love all the details and how you added the web and graveyard scene to peek out from the center of the letter. I also like the font of these letters. I'l have to look for them. Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

This is the cutest ever! Thanks so much for the inspriration!! I am following you now!! WOhoo!

Theresa said...

awesome project...i may just have to lift this.

thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

Carrie said...

Hi,
ur BOO project is absolutely adorable, u could sell these.. very cute!!
thanks for a chance to win!
Carrie
my2sons311 at verizon dot net

Kim said...

AWESOME Project, Mandie!! LOVE IT!! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!
Have a GREAT DAY!
Me-Ma Kim

Chris Wooten said...

Thank you Mandie. I have not used any type of glue gun yet, so would love this.

Great projects by the way.

Chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Angie said...

Super Cute Hanging. The Happy Halloween papers are super cute from EP. I am now a follower. I hope to win some loot!

Jennifer said...

That is a great project - very creative. Thanks for sharing!!
Jen
Soprano08648@yahoo.com

Tanya said...

Love your project!! Thanks for inspiring, if only I had some Halloween paper :)

Following you, Thanks for the giveaway too!!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

pinkyxoxo said...

Adorable! I need t start making other things besides scrap pages and cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer Horgan said...

Adorable idea! I'll be following for more fun and crafty ideas!!

Kelly said...

Love it! Such a fab idea! I might have to scraplift this!

TFS

Kelly
kbiendesigns@gmail.com

Kelly said...

You did a great job on this project. Love the color and papers.

Kimpossible said...

Your project totally ROCKS!!! I love it!!!

debpaint16 said...

You are Very Creative, I love your project!

debpaint16@aol.com

debpaint16 said...

I shared this on my Facebook page, also!!

debpaint16@aol.com

Jean said...

Just wonderful! Very creative.

Thank you for a chance to win.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

TiaKeas said...

I love all the colorful papers that you use and the great ideas you have that gives me some ideas.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute! LOVE that spider web! So fun!! I follow GFC!

marilyn said...

What a wonderful project!!! Too BOO-tiful!

Melissa Laverty said...

Just found your work on the CTMH FB page...it's awesome!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Kim M. said...

Great project! It turned out really nice!

LilMissSunshine said...

I think this project is amazingly adorable! Halloween in my favorite holiday. I love this decoration!

LilMissSunshine said...

I also shared your project on my FB! http://www.facebook.com/BLeahLawson

Van Hann said...

OMG This is so clever. Love it!

Van Hann said...

OMG This is so clever. Love it!