Friday, September 25, 2009

Tricks 'n Treats Blog Hop

Welcome to the Embellish-It

Tricks 'n Treats

Blog Hop!!!

Halloween is just around the corner!

Think way back.....way back when you were a little kid. Its October 31st and its time to do some serious trick or treating. After 6 months of Mom fussing over your Halloween costume, which streets are safe and how big your candy sack should be, you are finally on your way! Time to score some serious candy!

Yep, trick-or-treating is finally here! All you want is candy, candy and more candy! Ring the bell, yell Trick-or-Treat and score! A quick thank you as you turn around and run to the next house and you're good! Piece of cake.....until......

You end up on the porch of the couple that actually expects you to perform a trick to get the treat! Are you kidding me? What a lame couple! Just gimme the candy! The next house gives BIG candy bars!!!

The Embellish-it On-line Design team would like to assist you to forever forget those painful memories! We are here to change those frightful, let's see you do a trick, childhood events! How? We're providing the tricks and you get the treat!

Each of the Embellish-it On-line Design team members have created some wonderful treats for you to see and will share a trick/tip with you at each stop along our hop! Not only do you get to see our special eye candy/treats and get a trick/tip or two, but you also will have the opportunity to win a REAL treat! An awesome Prize Package!

Have we got the tricks and treats for you!

Hop along the blogs and you will have the chance to be entered in a random drawing for the prize package. You have 2 chances to enter!

You can...

1~ Copy and Paste a blurb/banner about this Trick or Treat Blog Hop on your blog and leave us a link by click HERE! or

2~ Play along with us, create a project and leave your link with Mr. Linky on the EIO blog by clicking HERE!

Have fun......and you're off.......

Make sure you start at the EIO blog to make sure that you get to all the stops along the hop! These are projects you DON'T want to miss!!!

Now.....onto my project!

I just LOVE the American Crafts Halloween collection! Aren't these papers delish!!! I wanted to make a cute card for my hubby so when I saw the Can I Tell You A Secret Sarah Kay stamp I knew this would be a perfect image for my card!!!!

Here's a close up of my card! Of course I used my Copics to color my image! And don't you just love those Thickers?! Gotta love all that bling!!! I punched the pumpkins with my new Fiskars punch and then used a combo of stamps and my handwriting to finish the saying!

A close up of the sweet couple:

How many of you have ordered Lia Sophia jewelry? I love this jewelry and have so many of these empty boxes laying around my house! I thought this size box was PERFECT for altering into a candy holder for Halloween!
And here is the altered box.....with my 2ND TRICK!!!! If you look at the scalloped oval you can see that it is shimmery with a rainbow color effect! Well this is a VERY EASY and CHEAP look to obtain!

All you need is:
A small bowl of warm water
Your piece of cardstock
And clear fingernail polish

Place a couple drops of the clear fingernail polish into your warm water. Then slide your cardstock into the bowl from the side, sliding it underneath the fingernail polish. Let your cardstock float to the top of the bowl and carefully remove with the fingernail polish on top of the cardstock. Set the cardstock on a piece of paper towel to air dry....will take overnight for it to dry (don't heat set or you lose the colorful finish)! Then you have a beautifully one of a kind, hand created background paper!
The side view of my altered candy box!
And a few more views:

: Can I Tell You a Secret by Sarah Kay, Happy Halloween mini stamp I got at a LSS
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Spicas (used around the pumpkins)
: American Crafts Halloween Collection

: Spellbinders Nestie Ovals, Fiskars Pumpkin punch, MS pumpkin border punch, MS label punch,
: Roses from my stash, Ribbon from HL, American Crafts Hocus Pocus Thickers,

I hope you have enjoyed my TRICKS! I can't wait to see what you create with them!

Now hop on over to Kim P's blog for some more tricks!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


~Michelle~ said...

CUTE!!!! ...only you could make a *sweet* halloween card! Love your trick too! Fun idea! :)

dannisdoodles said...

Oh Kim, this is so fabulous. I love, love your sweet couple, love the papers & that candy box neeeeds to be coming to N. Calif., seriously....giggle.

1CardCreator said...

Wow Kim, I love the candy box! And you know I have to try that nail polish technique! Great trick and treat! Thanks for sharing! ~Diane

Paper and Petals said...

great treat holder and I love your card!

Lorie said...

Wonderful! You have done a spectacular job! I think they are both treats, though! :o)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow what amazing work!
kim x

MsJay said...

Very nice.

Mary Lou said...

Clever Idea Miss Kim~~you don't cease to amaze me!!
Love & Blessings

ashjoy said...

Looks like a great reason to order some jewelry, tfs!

Cathy said...

This is soadorable!! He will love it!1 Hugs,Cathy

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun - love love love it!! xx


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