Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crazy About Cricut Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!!

Welcome to The Fall/Halloween Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the talented Sharon from Simply Sweet by Sharon. If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny at Crazy About Cricut so you can start from the beginning :)

For my Halloween project, I made a Happy Haunting garland. It's so hard to photograph garlands well because they're so LONG, but hopefully you get the idea :) This was all done using the Happy Hauntings cart on my Cricut, I love all the awesome Halloween images and fonts on there!
For each letter, I cut a tombstone then inked the edges in white, so they kind of glow a little, then tied the top with orange ribbon. Then I cut a spider web as a background and put the glittery letters up on pop dots. The whole thing is strung on black yarn and then in between the letters and bats I tied some white gauzy tulle and a black ribbon. When it's all hanging there, the tulle kind of looks spider web-like so that was fun!

I cut out each bat and then I added some red stickles to the eyes for something just a little different. My son was the one who gave me this idea to make a bat garland, and he was so excited that we now have "flying bats" in our living room!

The grand prize for this hop is the beautiful Celebrate With Flourish cartridge. To enter you need to leave a comment on ALL the blogs in this hop.

Well now it's time for some blog candy!! Because besides getting to see everyone's amazing projects, that is just the BEST part!
This is the Memories Embellishment kit from Making Memories. It's so versatile, you could use it for any project! All you have to do is leave me a comment and don't forget to leave me a way to contact you in case you are the lucky winner! Also, if you happen to like what you see on my blog and would like to become a follower, that would be awesome too, but it's not required for your chance to win. :) I'll announce the winner next Thursday!!

Thank you for hopping along with us! Now head on over to see Ruby at Paper Junkie as the next stop on the hop!

Here's the whole lineup just in case you need it:
Jenny @

Have an awesome day!!


Tanya said...

OMGsh.. I LOVE IT!!! I love how you added the tulle.. definitely spider web looking!! You ROCK!!


Melissa said...

Very nicely done!

Lisa said...

the garland is spooktactular!! Oh my goodness my list of things i want to make is getting way to long!!!! Thank you for sharing! I am a new follower and looking forward to watching your videos and seeing more of your projects!

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

Vicki said...

Wonderful banner. The tulle is a nice touch. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

vwilson577 at yahoo. com

Amy said...

Very fun and spooky banner! TFS! :)Amy

DIANA L. said...

I love the banner.DIANA L.

Ruby Rose said...
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Ruby Rose said...

Sorry Lola, didn't mean to call you Leah! Don't even know why I wrote her name, she's after mine I guess. Anyhoo, I LOVE your design, it's too stinking cute! You're so incredibly talented.

Nicki Lundeen said...

That banner is great!!!! Thanks for inspiring me. nlundeen at catt dot com


very cool garland!! I am a new follower!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Carol's Creations said...

Verey cool all the layering!

Christine America Real said...

Oh wow! What a cool garland! That turned out really great! I also love the background that you have on your blog right now. I haven't been blogging very long and I don't know how to change my background.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Banner, love the spiders and bats.

New follower of your blog.

:) Lori m

Bunnyfreak said...

Love that bat.

Ceci's Blog said...

Og my gosh I love it!!! I have been trying for so long to make a halloween banner that now thanks to you I will make one!!

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Lola~What a wonderful job you did on the garland. I know what you mean about taking picture of the it is a pain in the rear to get just the right look you want. I love the idea of using the tombstones as the back piece. I will have to look for this cart. I am in such need of a good Halloween cart. Thank you for the inspiration.

Christine said...

Your garland looks great. I love the bat!

Anita said...

this garland is gorgeous!!!!I love the tombstones.
Hugs, Anita

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Very cute banner.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

ScrapMyWay said...

Hi Rayna, I'm a new follower of yours and glad I hopped over. I LOVE the Halloween garland and appreciate that you zoomed in on the amazing details. Please, if you get a sec, stop by & say hi on my blog to see my Fall page. Thanks also for the CANDY!!

Cherie said...

Its so awesome!! I agree with trying to photograph it! But it looks great and looks like it adds great decoration to your place!

cherie.goyer at

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun and spooky banner! Already a follower! TFS!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Hi Lola,

Great garland!! :) My boys would love that too.

Big Hugs,
Cheryl @

Princess Hilda said...

i love it !!!

Leah said...

Oh what a fun idea... I may have to do something like this for a friend of mine that jsut went through a flood..they're trying to get things back together and this would be a fun decoration for her.


Anna said...

Great banner and great details. Just wonderful.
I'm a new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

I love the Halloween Banner, great job. I am a new follower, TFS
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. said...

Wow your garland is amazing!! So much detail. It must have taken you a long time! Fantastic!
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Debby said...

Cute banner, love the bat.
angel hugs
angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

This is just wonderful, great job. Love it! Great hop! Hope you have a great weekend!

Karen S. said...

How festive!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love these cuts! What a great banner! Thank you so much!
summer_sunset54 at

Amy E said...

Wow! Your banner is AWESOME!!! That must have taken a really long time to do all those cute intricate details! Great job!!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Courtney said...

Hi Rayna!

Sorry that I am posting this here, but I didn't see an email address anywhere.

I have some great news for you! After much deliberation, the Design Team and I would like to invite you to join us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. Please let me know if you are still interested. Once I hear back from you I will give you all the info you need. I look forward to hearing from you!


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