Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Holiday Hop!...

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Welcome to the Holiday Hop!

With THREE holidays rapidly approaching, an amazing group of Stampin' Up demonstrators are hoping to provide a little creative inspiration. Mark your calendars for a few days of fun to get you in the holiday spirit! From rubber stamps, designer paper, to embellishments, and much more, Stampin' Up! has a lot to offer. TIP: Save the date on your calendar for the next hops. You won’t want to miss out!

Halloween – October 13, 2009 (Today!)

Thanksgiving/Fall – November 10, 2009

Christmas/Winter – December 1, 2009

Hop How-To

Click on any of the sites listed below. You can also follow the full Holiday Hop from start to finish by clicking the “next blog” or “previous blog” graphic at the end of this post.

With Halloween just around the corner, you can be sure there will be lots of treats (and hopefully not too many tricks!) For the Hop, I decided to go spooky, as I haven't yet made any scary cards. This one was very simple, and very easy to create. I wanted to play around with my Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen from SU and drew in a web on Basic Black cardstock. To up the "creep" factor and to add a sense of texture, I added small dots all around the weblines. I love the Eat, Drink, and Be Scary** set and inked up the tag image with my Stampin' Write markers so that I could highlight the word "scary" in Real Red. Using a marker, I added some drip lines. While the tiny spider on the tag is cute, I wanted a bigger spider to go along with my web and cut the eight-legged creature from the "Happy Fright Night" image, adding some gemstone eyes. I chose to stick to a Real

Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White color combination, which kept things neat and tidy. Boo!

BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up**): Eat, Drink, & Be Scary Stamps; Stampin' Write Markers (Real Red and Basic Black); Whisper White, Basic Black, and Real Red cardstock; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Clear Gemstones (generic)

HAPPY BEANS: Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

**If you would like to order these or any other current Stampin' Up products, please feel free to contact me HERE.

We’re thrilled to have you visit and excited to hear what you think of our hop. Feel free to leave as many comments as you’d like along the way.


1. Kris (Kween Bee Kreations)

2. Carla (Carla's Scraps)

3. Linda (Stampin' Seasons)

4. Melanie (Oops a Daisy)

5. Mary (Stampin' Pretty)

6. Trish (Soul Stamper)

7. Jill (Stamping Heart)

8. Liz (DIY Paper Creations)

9. Kim (Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative)

10. Kalshelia (Stampin' Fabulousity)

11. Regina (The Stampin' Bean)

12. Margaret (Margaret Moody)

13. Debbie (Stampin' Sunshine)

14. Ann (Stampin' Chic)

15. Gina (Cards by Gina)

16. Lourdes (Cozy Crafty Corner)


Stampin' Diva said...

Can't believe you drew that by hand. Love the web. I have to do that.

Carla said...

So clever!!! Love your ideas and this is wonderful. Hugs,

Melissa said...

I love that web! I thought...where did that come from? Awesome job!

Linda Callahan said...

You have an artist's hand for sure - great web and I love the drips on scary!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Awesome web! I love the red and black!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, wow, Regina, your card is awesome! I love the way you drew the spiderweb and your colors are absolutely perfect for this card!

Kim said...

Wow, you 'spun' that yourself - great web! Love your goggle eyed spider :) Great job!

Mary Fish said...

Fabulous. The web drew me in immediately because I had to know how you did it. Very cool with the Signo Pen . . . then I discovered the "dripping" sentiment and was over the top impressed. Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

Very creative! Love everything about it.

Liz Hughes said...

Wow, awesome card! I love how you did the "dripping" sentiment. And the big eyes on the spider are just too cute!

Debbie said...

Incredible work, wow. Very clever and creative. Great job!!

Melissa said...

Great card! Your web looks fantastic.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

This is drop dead gorgeous!!

I absolutely LOVE this card.

Thanks SO much for participating in the hop.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Brilliant Regina! That web really had me wondering how you created it. Thanks for sharing the tips and the dripping blood. Scary and fun all at the same time. Hmmm....sounds right up my nephews alley! Now if I CASE this I'll have to convince my cats they can't eat this web like cotton candy!

Halloween Hugs - Jean

Lourdes Torres said...

That spider web is a work of art! It look so good with the dark background. I love it, but I will not bother to try to imitate it, I am disaster drawing!! Congrats!

Martha said...

I love everything about your card. The web is awesome, thanks for sharing the details. And love the spider bling!