Monday, October 26, 2009

BBTB tag challenge and woo hoo blog hop time!

happy monday! woo hoo!!!!!  another blog hop over at BBTB..how'd you enjoy the awesome DEEDEE's blog!? is she just a bundle of talent or what! AND  as sweet as talented :)
 deedee was ( and still is) my inspiration. i have  admired and adored her work since i began  card making in  2006. she's a total enabler lol . always there to tell ya where she found a product :)  
deedee was my first cricut message board friend...
 she taught me the art and importance of inking.. i am forever grateful for that!  anytime i had a question or needed guidance she was right there helping and encouraging me along . im sure i drove her totally bonkers :) 
thank you sooooo much deedee :)

this months give away from me  is yet another marvelous set from reginas cutting cafe. it has..are you ready.....49 printables! wowser huh!   shes got some great stuff in her shop  for sure. at the bottom of this post will be the details...
 first...this week reginas challenge was to use the pointy tag from the stretch your imagination cartridge. can ya find mine? (*grins*) ...


ok ok it wasnt that hard was it :) yep turned my tag into a haunted house. on that i also used ek success scallop border punch, martha stewart rat punch and drippy goo punch. hand cut the windows, shutters and door. handscribbled spider webs. for the spiders i used cloud9 raindots.

i also used stretch your imagination for the tree connected to the house. paper dolls cartridge for the 2 spooky trees , the frogs moon ,stars and bats and doodle charms for the spiders and web in the tree
the flying witches and the  witch and cauldron are also martha stewart punches. i used raindots for the cauldron bubbles.and added colorbox fluid chalk to the project. this was a gift for my daughter who adores halloween and all its fun  spookiness :)

so...what do ya gotta do to try to win the goodies from here...hmmm......how about something easy..like.....what is  one of your favorite  halloween memories.
 then you HAVE to make sure you head on over to sharons  blog.. and leave a comment and follow her candy rules.. ill be checking over there to make sure everyones playing fair ;) even though i know you all really will.
sharon also was/is a huge inspiration for me. she also has always been there with advice, directions and help be it the crafty part or the witty sayings part. i tell ya she can come up with 50   funny sentiments  in seconds!  her sweetness and humor will always leave you smiling and her cards and projects..well you will simply be amazed by her work too.
so now onto what you may win..finally eh :)  
heres the link to see what awesome printable  you may be the winner of.. be sure to leave me an addy if you dont have a blog and be sure to come back as ill post in here again the winner .. on  halloween night  :)  good luck to everyone!   xx shelly


56 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! Shelly, hon, you ROCKED this challenge!!! This is so flippin' awesome!! VERY creative my friend, VERY creative! Love all your amazing details. And thank you so much for all your kind words. You're such a sweetheart. :) Big hugs to you!

DonnaMundinger said...

What an AWESOME Halloween scene Shelly! I could look at it for HOUrS and still see something new! My favorite Halloween memory is going to pick out 3 pumpkins with my Dad and then coming home where he would draw a bunch of faces and I would choose which ones I liked (one big one, a little girl face and a little boy face). Then I'd go to bed and in the morning they would all be magically carved with the faces I had chosen. Miss him LOTS! xxD

Margie said...

Very creative to use the tag for a house !Awesome!

Margie said...

Very creative to use the tag for a house !Awesome!

Crayola58 said...

Shelly, this is a total Halloween Scene. Fantastic. I love the detail on this.
Hugs.
Carole

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Holy cow that is just to cute ! A haunted house from a tag ! Great job I love it

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW YOU ROCKED THIS OUT! I love it all. ALl the details WOW!!!!! So creative!!!

So lets talk Halloween, my favorite is the time that i got to run a haunted house with My Dad. He loves Halloween and it just tickled him that I wanted to spend that night with him, and it made me happy!

jan farnworth said...

my halloween memories my favorite is always when i got to crave pumpkins with my older brother and sisters. they are all older then me so it was only for a few years but it was still fun.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Shelly, what an awesome card... my favorite memory, hummmm.. I guess would be a few years ago when my daughter and i went and picked out pumpkins for the boys to crave.

Jeri said...

How totally ingenious to use the tag as a house. And the scalloped roof. You rock!

Kristin G. said...

That is so adorable! It must have taken so much time!

Donna said...

What an awesome card and great blog candy. I would have never thought to use the tag as a haunted house! You really think outside the box. Hmm, my favorite Halloween memory. I cut my DHs hair and one Halloween he decided he wanted a hair cut. So we cut his hair on the front porch when the kids were collecting candy. I dressed up in scrubs and had ketchup on my hands. And the kids would come up for candy and I asked them if they wanted to be next for a hair cut. Most of them bolted but it was fun!

- - Sheryl - - said...

love your house!
my favorite memories from a halloween night of trick or treating, was one of my twins (1 1/2 yrs old at the time) well - as the lady across the street from us - handed the candy to each of our children, he handed it back (he thought that was waht you did - share) and proceeded to come in for a visit. We giggled and thanked our dear neighbor who enjoyed the innocence of it all.

ok - off to blog hop and leave a comment there

L. said...

Great idea to turn the tag into a haunted house. I looove it!

Lakisha

Kimberly said...

Shelly - what a great idea to use the tag as a haunted house! And I really love the background paper. My favorite Halloween memory...I love decorating for Halloween and in our old neighborhood there were LOTS of trick-or-treaters. I had my fog machine set up behind some hay bales with my scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns on top. Anyway, right when the neighbor girls approached the house, the fog machine blew out a bunch of fog and scared them. I had it set on "random" but they were convinced my husband did it just to scare them. They jumped and screamed! LOL!

Sharon said...

WOW! Incredible. You have so much talent! I really like the frogs in the tree.

Michele said...

this is so cute! I love how you used the tag as a haunted house! awesome job!

Heather Cady Wilson said...

I LOOOOOVE the pic you made here - very creative turning the tag into the house, and love the rats, bats and FROGS in the tree!!!

You want a Halloween story... I remember when my kids were small we made a big deal of decorating the yard one year - tombstones, a public hanging (we stuffed some clothes and made a dummy to hang from the noose), pumpkins and more pumpkins. The yard looked great - the following year the greatest compliment,a "competition" started on the street to decorate! We even had a great scary DRACULA to hang out the candy. A great idea, he scared the older kids who shrieked with glee. Only one problem - the little ones were so afraid of the evil dracula that he had to give the candy to the parents - the little guys weren't coming anywhere near him!

Carol Meadows said...

What a cute image and it really turned out great! This makes a really big scene..... Wow! Carol M in Tx / carolswingster77@aol.com

Natalie said...

Love your project! My favorite Halloween memory is (still a tradition) my Mom making us chili, caramel corn, and especially carmel covered apples! I'm excited to share this tradition with MY family someday. :)

Regina Easter said...

shelly shelly shelly, you out did yourself on this challenge girl..wow stunning..hugs

Yolanda said...

Wowsers!! Great talent! My best memory of halloween was when I was in my 20's and I would setup my sister's garage into a haunted maze. We would actually have a line around the corner just to get spooked! My brother-in-law Kevin would do crowd control. It was awesome time. My mom would be cooking dinner and I remember parents coming through commenting how delicious it smelled, that always got a chuckle out of me, while I tried haunting. Good times!

Carol said...

what a fun way to use this tag. Love the way you framed it also.
great time for a hop!
Carol<><

QweenDavia said...

this is so cool and I am sure will come out every to be enjoyed how great is that!?

Carrie said...

I am a new follower and so glad I found you. Your picture is just pure awesomeness!! LOVE IT!! Can't wait to look around some more.

Linda said...

the house is adorable who whould have thought a house was waiting to be made from a tag. great job

CherylP said...

One of my favorite memories occurred 18 years ago. We were new in our area and my son Bill was 3 years old. We stopped at a local garden center to check out what they had for sale for Halloween. I had no idea that in addition to the ton of things for sale that there were people dressed up, ready to scare the shoppers. The mummy got out of a coffin and started walking toward us. He scared the living daylights out of my poor son who jumped into my arms and stayed there for the rest of our visit!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow what a stunning card! I love how you turned the tag into a haunted house...very clever! Peggy Johnson

Lynne in NI said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing card and so much detail - I especially love the cats on the roof!
:o)

Maria Matter said...

this is just so amazing...love it all!
Fabulous project Shelly!
blessings, Maria

my memories are mostly about halloween parades and all the fun we had piling clothes under our customes because it was always freezing! lol

HazelQ said...

Very cute frame!! I don't really celebrate halloween so I can't mention any memories :P but I love how everyone gets creative with all the decorations on their house :)
Hugs
Hazel

Patti's Scrapinings said...

Love the House made from the tag!!! My favorite memory of Halloween is the family down the street decorated really big for Halloween.Well one year I was walking up to the door to get my treat when what I thought was a fake stuffed man got up and chased us to the sidewalk. It scared the witts out of me, but I went back for the candy!

Judy said...

Your project is very creative of how you used the tag. I love it! I like the the colors and layout you used. My favorite Halloween memory would be carving pumpkins with my brothers when we were little kids. Thanks for offering some neat blog candy.

Creative Momma said...

What a wonderful project full of detail detail detail...I could just sit here for...ever...and admire all that detail..

Favorite memory...several years of dressing up with a theme with my two boys..wizard of oz..aladdin...star wars...peter pan..so many...they are too big now and won't do it anymore...i miss that

debbif said...

What a great card - I love how you made your tag into a house! My favorite memory is taking my daughter around for candy then heading to grandma's house for chili. She still visits her grandma each Halloween for chili even though she is almost 30!!

bonnie said...

Fab-u-lous!!! Lovely projects they all rock!!! Such talent you have and amazing inspiration thank you! My favourite Halloween memories are dressing up to go out trick-or-treating...such fun!! :) Bonnie x

helen said...

lol!!!!!!!!!!!!! love that thinking outside the box or tag! incredible detail i think i would have been so impressed about turning the tag around to create the house that i probably would not have even the mind set to put details together...that's what makes you a designer!
my fav memory of halloween is when my sound for the first time put his hand in the pumpkin to pull out the seeds it may have been that moment i decided to scrapbook, what a reaction!

sue said...

This is fantastic Shelly, you did an awesome job.

sue@kajs.demon.co.uk

Kristina said...

What a great project you've done with the challenge!
OK my favorite Halloween memory, taking both of my girls out for trick-or-treating for the first time 2 years ago. Lilee was only 1 month old and Marlee had just turned 2 a month before. They really had no interest in the candy, they just wanted to be out and about with the other neiborhood kids.

StampinCathy said...

Wow this is one amazing and inspiring project. I just love your creative style.
I of my Halloween memories is when I was growing up and my Dad would dress up and hide behind the house and jump out when trick or treaters would come to the house. We would have the Halloween music going and we usually had to run to give them candy. The parents would just start laughing. Thanks for a chance at this fabulous giveaway and also for being this memory back.

Sandy said...

hmmm... favorite Halloween memory. I guess the year I took my little ones out trick or treating in the pouring rain, so I used my Toyota MiniVan and kept the side door open so they could jump out (I was going less than 2 miles an hour at the fastest). The boys LOVED it!!!

Bram_fam said...

My favorite halloween memory was when some of my cousins and I were in the front page paper with our halloween costumes.

Thank you for the chance on the blog candy!

Oh, and I just thought your haunted house was sooo creative. Love the little touches like the frogs in the tree.

joanna said...

What a fantastic scene! It must have taken hours, there is so much detail. I love the tag idea...it made me smile.

Rheannon said...

Holy Moly Shelly! This 'little' project is unbelievable in detail not to mention cuteness!Love it! Favorite Halloween memory... my birthday is a week before Halloween. On my 18th birthday we had a combo party with friends and carved 18 pumpkins, which ended up in a pumpkin seed fight! 2 years after that I moved and found more pumpkin seeds then I had boxes, lol.

Jo said...

Shelly, this is awesome. What a great take on the challenge. Love everything about it ... even the mice on the roof ... eek!

Jo xx

DB said...

What a super cute idea, love the haunted house!

iluvmybugs said...

It is just beautiful and I absolutely love how you turned the tag into the haunted house...outstanding job..TFS!!!

My favorite memories of Halloween are when my children were small and how excited they would be to go out trick or treating...weren't too thrilled to get dressed up but boy did they love to get candy!!!

Happy Halloween to you and all!

Terry

chriswooten57 said...

you did good girl. i wish i was as good at this as you ladies. i just started using my cricut,etc...i do not have that cartridge, but would love to own it.

thanks for a chance at winning

turnedgyspy aka chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
http://www.turnedgpsy.blogspot.com undercontruction

chriswooten57 said...

sorry my favorite memory was the first halloween i got to take my granddaughter and grandson's trick or treating after finally moving to state of NC where they live and i now live.

Cyndy said...

Brilliant! Just all around great thinking to use it as the house! AWESOME!!!

Kristi said...

Love the haunted house, I never know what to do with so many tag options. It is great, besides I love Halloween. My birthday is in the month of October, so I consider the entire month a celebration. My greatest memory was on my 18th bday I came back to my room from getting ready for the day and there were 18 pumpkins, a carving knife, and a carving book (specially designed by a local) for my bday. I love pumpkins and carving, there was also a note that said if you find a fairy godmother have her turn one of these into a car for you. It was one of the best memories, plus 13 years later I still have the knife and that book is somewhere. Just used the knife to carve with my kids, they like my knife too. Happy Halloween everyone.

Cricut Critter said...

Your work came out AWESOME, I could have never imagined to use the tag for a house.... you are soo talented and creative! LOVE IT!

Kathy said...

Holey Moley!!!! You really outdid yourself with this. I love everything about it!

Aimee said...

Super cute Halloween project! My favorite memory is winning a costume contest in 3rd grade for dressing like an old man!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

thanks for sharing your project! Great use of the tag. My favorite halloween memory is going trick or treating with my uncle. He would take us out for hours and fill up an old pillowcase...take it home when we couldn't carry it anymore and go back out for more!

Melissa S said...

I love how you think out side the box with the tag. Great project!!

Melissa