Saturday, September 22, 2012

Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All!


Welcome to the 

Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All 

Blog Hop!

  
If you arrived here from Ashley's Blog, then you are on Track!

 We are so happy to have you join us today! The hop starts at Heather Lynn's blog so please start there.  You won't want to miss out on any of these wonderful projects! This is a 2 day hop and the line up will be different each day.  Please start HERE today (9/22) and tomorrow (9/23), so we can send you in the right direction!

 Our first "Well Owl Be" Blog Hop went over so well, we decided to do an owl themed hop 4 times a year! Our next hop will be right before Christmas and we hope you will come back and join us then, too!

One grand prize winner will win a Cricut cartridge and a stamp set sponsored by Erica's Craft Room! Thank you, Erica, you are so generous! Please be a follower and leave a comment at all of the stops in the hop for the chance to win. There will also be other blog candy along the way!

Okay, now for my project :D  

I've been on a Halloween kick lately so I made a BOO Sign:

I've been making a ton of these because I just love leaving them for my friends and family. This one measures 12 1/2" x 5 3/4". I used Crescent board for my base and covered it with Basic Grey's Eerie Haunted Forest.

I painted the backside with black acrylic paint for a nice finished look. Then added the BOO poem with some brads.


I made the large OWL with my Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge. I cut him at 6" out of Basic Grey's Eerie Evil Eye patterned paper. Next I punched the circles for his eyes from some vintage sheet music (you know I gotta work it in somewhere, lol) and added some gems. I inked all of the edges with Tim Holtz's Black Soot Distress Ink.


This cute little guy is by K&Company, Brenda Walton Stitched Adornments. He's just super cute, isn't he!
Since this is meant to be hung on a door, I added beautiful ribbons with cute bows in black & purple.

I used large white glittered chipboard letters and inked them with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I also used a K&Company glittered frame backed with more vintage sheet music and some embellishments from my stash. To finish things off I trimmed the edges with a cream colored zipper, black sequenced trim and a polka dot scalloped border. Here is the poem I like to use in case you'd like to make your own BOO signs:


The air is cool, the season fall,
Soon Halloween will come to all.
With ghosts and goblins, spooks galore,
Trick-or-Treaters at the door.

The spooks are after things to do.
In fact, a spook brought this to you.
The treats that come with this short note
Are yours to keep. Enjoy them both!

Excitement grows when friends like you
Will copy it and make it two.
Neighbors will have smiling faces;
None can guess who BOO-ed which places.

A day or two to work your spell,
But keep it secret!  Hide it well!
Join in the fun; the seasons here.
So spread these BOOs and share the cheer!

I hope I've inspired you to join in on the fun :D 
Now I have some treats for you, to help you cast your very own spells!


To win this spooky blog candy, all you have to do is be a follower, leave a comment and for an extra chance to win just like my FB page then come back and let me know!  You'll have until 5pm CST on Monday, September 24, 2012 to enter.  I'll post the name of the lucky winner on Tuesday, September 25th so be sure to come back and check to see if you're the lucky winner!!

Now make sure to head over to my sweet friend Jessica E.'s Blog Next!

Here is the complete line up for today just in case you get lost along the way:


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US
&
HAVE AN AN OWLSOME FALL Y'ALL!!!

70 comments:

  1. This is stunning. That owl is absolutely gorgeous!! Both of them are.. but I love the orange owl. Love all the papers/ribbons.. just everything.. this is just outstanding! Wow!

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  2. Norma, you always have a keen eye for the beauty in every supply you use in your projects. The zipper border is amazing, those owls are delightful and the gorgeous ribbons, oh my! Your friends are very lucky to have your creative mind behind their gifts! So happy to be in the hop with you.
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  3. Norma,
    First of all I want to thank you for being in my hop again! I am so happy to have you and hope you will join me in the next one!

    WOW, I LOVE your sign!!! How beautiful and spooky! I didn't even know Animal Kingdom had an owl on it..you have just enabled me to go shopping! LOL Love the owl, love the details, and love the ribbons. Just beautiful, as always! I am a huge fan of your work! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs,
    Heather Lynn

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  4. WOW WOW WOW!! Well you know I am a HUGE fan of your altered art and this one is amazing!! The colors, the paper, the embellishments...OMG in love!!! Your friends and family must love when they receive these gorgeous gifts....I know I would!!
    Thanks for sharing this stunning door hanger (and know I want it!!!)
    Have a GREAT weekend!!!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  5. What a stunning project. I love everything about it!!

    I am your newest follower :)

    ~Jenn J~
    1scrappyjenn at gmail.com

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  6. NORMA! This is amazing! I love the colors and the details you have put into this sign. It is so stunning! Anyone would be crazy lucky to hang this in their home! I love the poem as well. Amazing job and so happy to be hopping with you today!

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  7. Ok Norma, my mouth is hanging open!!! the details on this project is absolutely amazing!!! What a project. Already a follower. You can find me over at http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/ - would love to have you follow me back if you are not already!!!

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  8. Love it!! It's perfect. The embellishments and poem are awesome. Super job and TFS. I'm already a follower.


    Tara
    craftindesertdivas at gmail dot com

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  9. STUNNING, wish I was your neighbor. I love everything about it.

    Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    Email Me

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  10. Norma you just blew me away! What an amazing project!! I love it the idea with the zipper around the edge! I am so happy to be hopping with you again!

    Joe

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  11. I love your "Boo" sign! What a neat idea! I just liked your FB page and became a follower. :)

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  12. This is so awesome!! I love everything about it, what a fun decor piece and how fun to give to friends!!

    I just liked your FB page and am following! :)

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  13. Norma - as always your projects are works of art. This is stunning and I love the poem. TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  14. Hi Norma,This is FABULOUS...LOL...You know it is.!!Love the Glittered BOO letters and as for the Owl,very,very,cute!!Awesome job!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Migdalia

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  15. Love the sign :) Already a follower!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  16. this is just absolutely beautiful!!

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  17. Wow such a cute sign. Love the poem you used. And look at you owls. They both are beautiful! From the papers to the gems used. Beautiful work. TFS AJ-

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  18. WOW! this is amazing! so many awesome details and perfectly halloweeny! love it!

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  19. Love this project.....can't wait to try something on a similar order. Thanks for the inspiration!

    TFS!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  20. Gorgeous Halloween project, love the owl :)

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  21. What an awesome sign and great DT papers the design is super I just love all the Halloween colors you used.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  22. WOW... this sign is AMAZING!!! i love it. thanks for sharing and the chance to win im a follower.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  23. I also like your facebook thanks for the extra chance to win.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  24. this is beautiful!!! so much detail in every spot. I loved the zippers you put on there for an added touch. and the owl you made. so spooky, but elegant, I'm in love. I personally liked that owl better than the store bought one. FANTASTIC JOB Norma!!
    Paula
    faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com
    www.scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow that is the coolest thing!!! Such a super cute idea! I love how you edged it with zippers what a fantastic idea :) TYFS

    Amanda
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  26. OMG! I love your project. The owls are fabulous! Love the poem. Looks like it was a blast to make.
    Cindy Lou
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  27. WOW!!! What an Amazing Project! Love the Poem, Love that Big Orange Owl! Well, I Love everything about It! Awesome Job! I am Loving this Hop! Thanks for Sharing! I'm already a follower of yours. Thanks so much for the chance to win! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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  28. Ohhh my goodness! This is beyond adorable! I wish I could get Boo'ed by you! I love the little poem too! This is just beautiful work! I am a follower!!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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  29. I just "liked" you on Facebook! Any friend of Heather's is someone worth being "friends" with!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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  30. Fantastic!! I just love it! I'm a new follower, and I am going to like you on fb next!
    Christina
    ccapps35@gmail.com

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  31. OMG!!!!! I LOVE your "Boo Sign" The owl is awesome!!!

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  32. WOW! That BOO project is just amazing! Love the details :)

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  33. What a fun idea to do this as a group. And so glad you had the poem in larger type than just on the door hanger. i liked your fb page, and am a follower

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  34. That tag is just wonderful I love all the detail you put into it and the poem makes it so special. Would love it if you dropped by my blog to become a follower and check out my stuff as well. www.ladybugstampers.wordpress.com and my website for supplies, www.scrapbookstampshop.com I am also a follower of yours on fb. See you there. Now on to hopping.

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  35. I just love this!! Such a professional looking job. I love the big owl, I never use that cartridge, I'm going to have to go cut him now :)

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  36. Super fun and spooky! Great details! Love the poem! Already a follower!

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  37. OK, so someone needs to seriously come over here and pick my jaw up off of the floor. LOVE this project! The colors and touches of bling are amazing!!! What a gorgeous creation! Sequins, a zipper?? For real? I mean totally wowed over here!

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  38. Ok, so this is by far the most fabulous project I have seen in a very long time. I just keep scrolling up and down your page looking at it and reading your details. The details are just amazing with the beautiful paper, inks, glitz and glam...it could not be any better!!
    Charlotte

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  39. Just gorgeous! Your owls are beautiful and love the colors and embellishments you used! I am also a new follower of your blog!

    Susie
    http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

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  40. Also liked your Facebook page!

    Susie
    http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

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  41. What a stunning creation! I LOVE that owl from Animal Kingdom and the awesome detail it adds to this door hanging. I may have to lift this for my decor this year!!

    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  42. Ooops..forgot to mention that I am a new follower and I liked your FB page too. Looking forward to coming back to visit often to see more awesome creations!!

    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  43. Already a follower of yours:) Great project. I love the colors and the bling. Very awesome!!

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  44. Oh, but I did just like you on FB:)

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  45. Hi Norma. Just found you by fluke and so glad I did. I'm your newest follower! Your owl project is just toooooooo cute. How sweet to get "BOOed" like that.

    Would love to win your generous blog candy, as my MIL is a witch. Errrrr, I mean she was born on Oct. 31st! LOL Thanks for the chance! :-)

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  46. Oooops, forgot to mention I "liked" you on your FB page. :-)

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  47. Wow, your owl sign is awesome, I love all the detail, great using the zipper frame. The poem is pretty cool too,
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  48. I am already a FB fan, left a comment there.
    cathyplus5.blogaspot.com

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  49. Very nice Sign!! So much Detail and very Pretty!! I am a Brand new Follower here and look forward to seeing all that you create and our new found blog friendship :) TFS!!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  50. Oh and I have liked your FB page as well!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  51. Your sign rocks! I would love to be one of your friends that finds one on their door one day. Great job.

    Itztoeknee@yahoo.com

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  52. Very pretty door sign!! You did a great job on it!
    Angela
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com

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  53. This is fantastic, great job. Love all the details.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  54. Your sign is so gorgeous!! Love your owl!!

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  55. OMG! Your Boo sign is gorgeous !!!

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  56. I just "liked" your Facebook page.

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  57. What an incredible sign!! The little owls are so spooky looking with their glowing eyes!

    Now THIS is why I like blog hops...because it helps me find new (to me) blogs with incredible artists like you!! I'll be back tomorrow after the hop to poke around some more!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  58. Love your owls. They are so incredible and colorful. I will become a follower as I love your blog also. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Hi Norma!
    First, loveeee your site!
    Second, loveeee your detailed and artsy owl project!
    Third, new follower :)

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  60. Hi everyone!! Entries for the blog candy have ended and I will be drawing for the winner using Random.org!

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  61. Popping in to late for the blog candy giveaway but I just have to comment on your spectacular project! WOW!!! Your owls are fabulous!!! LOVE the creative treatment with the pp and sequins on the eyes! Just gorgeous all the way!!

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  62. gorgeous sign Norma!! so many wonderful elements to this piece of art...love it!

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  63. I'm seriously in love with these signs you are making. That big owl is fierce, I love it. Great job, Norma!!

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  64. WOW, my friend, this is fabulous!! I love every single thing about it!! All of the details are just spectacular!! So, so gorgeous...you did an amazing job!!

    I just returned from vacation so I apologize for inundating your inbox while I catch up on your projects!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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