Friday, September 30, 2011

Halloween Banner {craft challenge}

Friday, September 30, 2011
Being a blogger is wonderful, being a blogger in Utah is a whole different kind of wonderful. :)  There are many opportunities that are available simply because of proximity to many craft companies (American Crafts, Making Memories, Silhouette, and Provo Craft just to name a few), fabric manufacturers (like Riley Blake- as long as we're name dropping. ;) ) and Oooodles of amazing craft and diy bloggers (I would name drop here, but there are just TOO many).
I'm not saying this to make you jealous, but if it does motivate any of you to move or even just visit out this way, I will be happy to host a creative tour of my great state. ;)
I'm actually telling you this to give you some background.  Karina posted in a Facebook group that I'm in that she was going to host a craft challenge and if we were interested, she'd send out a box of goodies and we'd need to make something from it.  Sounds fun, right?  Free goodies and the chance to cross something off the perennial 'to-do' list.
Here is my finished project.
Um, I'm kind of in love with it.  I have not been working with paper very much lately and so it was a nice change of pace to do this project.
This is the package of goodies I got.  The challenge was to use something from the pile- you could add anything to it that you wanted.  I ended up using the square chipboard pieces, some of the chipboard alphabet and the flowers from the scrapbook page kit.  Everything else in the project was stuff I already had on hand.  Sad that my stash is that big.  I had quite a few pages from Imaginice's Hallowhimsy line so I decided to go with that.  Using an entire line of papers takes some of the work out because things already coordinate.
The stamped characters were from a $1 pack of stamps I got at Joann's last year.  I have been scheming how to use them for a while, and they fit perfectly with this project.
I used poster tack to stick them on the wall.  I was originally going to string them into a banner, but I like the look of them laying straight better so this is what I went with.
Thanks, Karina, for the challenge.  It was a lot of fun.
p.s. don't forget to enter my Batty Pillow Giveaway- it ends Oct 1
linked up to BFF Link Party at The Answer is Chocolate
Look What I made! on Creations by Kara and to The Idea Room's Link Party

Tickled Pink at 504 Main


The Answer Is Chocolate said...

First, I am totally in love with this! WOW!!!! And you're are so lucky to live in proximity to all of these amazing companies! So jealous. Third, you're totally linking this up to my link party today right?

Jonie Marie said...

Ok. You win. LOVE THIS! Now I wish I would have used my chipboard letters differently :) Just kidding. I can go buy more. ha ha. But seriously, this is AMAZING!

Karen said...

I love that. It turned out amazing! Glad you got to do at least one "just for fun" project!

Swensgirl said...

Amy, you as so creative and talented! You eye for design and such is unmatched in my opinion. I dont know if you realize just how gifted you are! I look in my reader to see what amazing new thing you created everyday!! You have such an eye for "just enough" with your projects and never go overboard! I am in love with these, just like everything you create. Thanks for you blog and inspiring less talented people like me! I can't wait to see what you create next!

Karina Wetzel said...

Wow Amy, This looks awesome!!! It turned out super cute :)You are very creative!
I'm so excited to have your craft on my craft challenge!!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This looks fantastic, Amy! I love that each one is different. And you're right, I think it looks better like this than as a banner. Awesome job!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

So cool!!! You are so creative! And if I ever make it out to utah I would LOVE a personal tour :)

Lindsay said...

great it!! always do though..You are the best

Jenna said...

Love this! So festive! I only wish you had taken a photo from farther back so we could see how it ties in with the rest of your room. I'm the type of person who really has to stand back to appreciate something. But other than that, I just love it!

Stacy@thealmostwholepackage said...

This is awesome! So creative and colorful!

Buffie said...

Thanks for the great idea.


Deb Thomas said...

Amy ~ your Halloween Banner is awesome! You are a very talented lady indeed.

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