Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pals Halloween Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat. 
You should have just left stop number {22} on the Pals Hop - {Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' }. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Happy Halloween Everyone!
We only have 23 days until Halloween! I am so excited! It's my favorite Holiday and I have a ton of decorations and I love having big costume every year with my friends. Decorations is not were I stop I have every single Halloween stamp set that Stampin' Up! has made in the past ten years!! YES Love everyone of them!  I am going to share a few pictures of one display I made in my Kitchen and Dinning room area at the bottom of this post. So Now to the Card.

I made this card for a Halloween Card Party! The girls get to come over see all the decorations and make some Halloween cards. We have a blast! We even have some spooky food!
I have to say this little skeleton guy is one of my favorite stamps this year. If you did not see the card that I used him in last week or so, I cut him out and made his arms move to hold a ticket.
 I don't know how many of you have the "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set BUT, if you don't! Don't let another day pass without getting it! It's the ink splatters behind the skeleton and on the pumpkin part of the main card. You can use it on any style of card and any season not just Halloween.
Stamp Sets:
Toil & Trouble 4pc set Holiday Catalog 2013
Halloween Bash 5pc set Holiday Catalog 2013
Gorgeous Grunge 5pc set Stampin Up Catalog 2013-2014
Ink and Paper Colors:
Pumpkin Pie, Black, White, Summer Starfruit
Summer Starfruit ribbon, Sponge dauber
Designer Series Paper:
Witches Brew
Now for the Treat!!!
This blog hop is all about "Trick or Treating" one of my favorite thing to do! I decided to do a Treat on my blog. YES... I am going to give up one of my Halloween Owls! Herman is made partly with Stampin' Up! fabric, the green part and I also used GLOW in the DARK spider web fabric! Can't come up with any better combo then that!
I am going to draw a name from my comment list on Saturday October 12th, so the last day to leave a comment is Friday October 11th. I will ship Herman anywhere in the USA. For a chance to win Herman #1 Please follow my blog by email or members list or BOTH and #2 in your comment include the age you were the last time you went Trick or Treating.
This is going to be fun!
Baby Herman

The next stop is {Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions }, stop number {24} on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery 
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers 
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  5. Debbie Crowley at  expressivelydeb... 
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts 
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair! 
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at  Stampgoodness 
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit 
  11. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit 
  12. Lisa Davis at Cherry Street Paper Treats 
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations 
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat 
  15. Nancy Gleason at  My Stampin Space
  16. Beth Beard at  My little craft blog 
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons 
  18. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine 
  19. Peggy Noe at  Prettypapercards.com 
  20. Debbie Mageed at  Secret Stamper 
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' 
  23. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff You are Here!
  24. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions 
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary 
  26. Margaret Moody at Margaret Moody 


Now for some of my Halloween Decorations!!!

This is just one of the displays that I have in my home this year. I really go all out and its so much fun, except for my Husband who has to haul all the crates of stuff down from our upstairs garage! lol Poor baby!  I think this is about 8 creates of stuff and I have over 25.

If you look at the top of the display you can see some branches that I got in the woods that have some really cool spooky moss on them. Then I added spiders crawling down from that....oooooo scaaaary!!!

I got that fun glitter skeleton from Target a few years ago, its an owl that is behind his head. The big white door and desk are screwed together and make a amazing part of the display. I traded a girl 12 cards for that door and desk display, not really sure what I am going to do with it after Halloween But, OMG Perfect for this! The big skeleton head makes sounds and its eyes blink red and yes that is a Zombie baby on top of its head holding a snake! lol

This is my Witches Potion area. Can you see the rats fighting in the witch boots? I got those cool boots at a garage sale for $4.00 (find of the year). I have lots of potion bottles and a few doll heads. lol

I love this hilarious haunted creation. I had this bird house thing for years and was not using it, and was looking at it one day and BAM I got out the black spray paint then put the Zombie baby with some lights inside. People are always creeped out by this, it just makes me laugh. Don't get me wrong I don't like really scary Halloween stuff but, for some reason I have grown to love Zombie Babies. lol
Happy Blog Hoping
Thank You
Shirley Pumpkin

If you have any questions Just Ask!


Anonymous said...

I was probably a young teen the last time I went trick or treating by myself. But if you count taking the kiddies out I was much older! I love your decorations!

Katy McGloin said...

Wonderful details, Shirley! Just love the invitation! And the owl is darling... Some lucky winner will be thrilled!!

Gail S. said...

Wow! Awesome post!! Love all of your decorations! I probably was in junior high last time I went trick-or-treating but still love going with the kids!!! Gail S. gslagle(at)nctc(dot)net

debbie said...

Love your decorations....I want to come and visit you LOL...Halloween is one of my favs....I last trick or treated when I was 15. I was short....so I still looked kinda young. LOL
Thanks for sharing!

stampwithsandy said...

What a cute card, Shirley and what amazing decorations! Holy cow! Herman is just adorable, too :) Last time I went trick or treating was with my kids when they were younger, but on my own I was probably in junior high, too.

Kelly Worner said...

Love all your decorations. And I thought I had a lot of Halloween decor! I think I was 40 years old....but I had my 8 year old daughter with me, lol.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Zombie Baby! Your decorations are amazing!!! I have always loved your owls - Herman is a cutie!

I last went trick or treating in my softball uniform, complete with mouth full of bubble gum when I was 13. MANY years ago. Thankfully I can still tag along with my own kiddos now.

Debbie Mageed said...

You definitely take Halloween to a whole new level! Very cool project!

Lisa Ann Bernard said...

Wow, you did some amazing Halloween decorations! Thanks for sharing.

How exciting to see one of your owls as the blog candy - they are famous among the pals. :-)

I took the grandkids trick or treating last year.... does that count?

Shell Ann ONDISH said...

Love the owl!! My granddaughter would love it. Thank you for a chance to win it. The last time I went trick or treating was with my boys 20 yrs ago:)

Julie Trevett-Smith said...

Great card and decorations! Baby Herman is too cute. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Herman is welcome in my home anytime!!

Sooz said...

I was 11. Always tall for my age and matured early. No one thought I was a kid in grade school!

Sue McNeill

Traci Davis said...

Yay, cute card...awesome Halloween decorations and your little owl is adorable. I was probably 13ish the last time I went trick or treating (other than with my daughter). I was too old then but we loved candy so we dressed as hobo's and went anyway.

Lynn. G. said...

Holy buckets of Halloween decorations Girl. Is there any room for you! I love Halloween too! Your owl Herman is just too stinkin' cute! I don't have the Grunge set yet but it is on my 'wish list' order for the end of this month. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Love how your card turned out. So bright and cool with all the Halloween stamps. Thanks for sharing with us!

Laura Tieri said...

I was hoping you'd have some Halloween pictures!
That is one big skull you have! Wow!
O.K. The eyes on the zombie baby are pretty creepy! : )
Those boots are too cool! What a great find!!!
Herman is so cute. Great name too! It's my best friend's dad's name & my husband's uncle!
I was looking back at some past posts. What a handsome pair you have with Levi & Calvin!
All the other owls you showed in those posts are very cute too! You are good at matching up the fabrics!
Happy Halloween to you!!!

Chrystyna said...

Amazing Halloween decorations!!! That's what it means to truly get into the spirit of Halloween. Fun!
Thanks for sharing your card and Halloween fun with us.

Linda Callahan said...

Your Halloween decor is over the top fabulous!

sandy mumm said...

Wow love all your decorations! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Wow fun stuff.. love your owl.. and certainly have a LARGE Halloween collection! hugs

Rachel S said...

I love your card and Herman!

Tami Chronowski said...

Technically I trick or treated last year. My husband and I dress up every year and take turns walking around with our youngest. I guess my costume was pretty good because I got some candy too! This is her last year and I am so sad. We always decorate our house for Halloween and are the favorite house for most of the neighborhood kids to visit. I wish we had as many indoor decorations as you because that looks amazing! Oh and Herman is a pretty handsome young man.

Opal said...

The last time I went trick or treating was just several years ago; we live in a retirement community and we took our wine glasses and went trick or treating to our friends houses for them to refill our wine glass.

Love your Hermans

Kristen Evenson said...

Last year with my child, who doesn't have much of a sweet tooth so I end up eating most of the candy. . . Really cute owl, I'd be proud to show him off. (the name my parents called me before I was born and they knew if I was a boy or a girl, was "Little Herman" - so I feel a special link to him ;-)

Cynthia Cooper said...

Your owls are adorable ..one of my granddaughters favorite.
The last time I went trick or treating was in my teen years

Brenna said...

love this card, and I love little herman! my daughters would go bananas over him!! I also love that skeleton stamp set. the Halloween sets this year were all soo great!! tfs.

Sherrie Gross said...

Love the card! Your decorations are amazing.

paper bag create said...

It's been so long that I have gone trick or treating that I can't even remember how old I was.. :( Tempted to say 11 or 12 perhaps???
Love the Halloween owl! :)

Jo Dee Geer said...

I was probably about 12 the last time to go out for Trick or Treat. I still like to dress up for our church Fall Festival. Love your decorations! Herman is cute also. I bought two of your owls this year.

Robin S. said...

I love all of the layering on this card! Very nice! Let's see, I went Trick or Treating with my kids last year, so 37. And I plan to go again this year too!

Anonymous said...

I was 14 the last time I went. Now, I take my kids.:)

Maggie Mata said...

OMG your card and decorations are awesome!

mary fish said...

love your halloween card and your decorations!
hugs, m

Tricia C. said...

Oh Shirley, I just love that you love Halloween so much! The card is fabulous as usual and Baby Herman is just adorable. Thanks for sharing!

sandy mumm said...

Love your owls! They are soooo cute.