Thursday, September 24, 2009

HSE Halloween blog hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to Hope Stamps Eternal HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP!

Along with seeing some fabulous Halloween creations from the HSE Sweeties, there is also a HIDDEN (well, semi-hidden) HSE Promo Code. To get the code, you follow the blog hop and collect the "hidden" letter from each blog. The letters will spell a word that will give you 25% of EVERYTHING in the Hope Stamps Eternal store!! That includes the Clearance and all the NEW products we just received! (Pre-Order items excluded.) Promo Code will need to be in All Caps and the sale will be Oct 24th - 27th!

AND, it wouldn't be a blog hop without some sweet treats right? So, one of the HSE Sweeties is also a Secret Sweet Treat Stop!! So, be sure to comment on all the blogs, we will choose a random winner from a random blog Sunday night at 8pm Pacific. If you came my way via Colleen, you are on the right track. If not, you can go back to Rachel's blog and start from the beginning.

My card uses the SPOOKY and totally fun Crow Gate image from Inkadinkado. I embossed it in black and then did some sponging to make the moon and the yellow highlighting. I almost never do this, but with this Halloween card I thought it would look cool. The DP is Basic Grey, Eerie. What FUN this paper is!! I used Beate's Weekend sketch #98 for the layout.

Oh and see all the BLING? I finally remembered to use my Zva Creative clear swirls! I removed the last rhinestone on the ends and replaced it with colored rhinestones from Zva's Crystal Dots. The sentiment is computer generated, I used the Matisse ITC font (comes standard with Word), and the purple cardstock is from Core'dinations. I sanded it a bit and the white showed thru -cool!!

Well, thanks for stopping by, now head on over to NATALIE's blog for some more spooky stuff and the next letter!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Crow Gate (Inka), computer generated sentiment (Matisse ITC)
Ink - VersaMark, pumpkin pie, lovely lilac, black (all for sponging)
Paper - Black, white and Avacodo (all PTI), purple (Core'dinations), and pattern paper Eerie (Basic Grey)
Accessories - Crystal Dots Bright Series rhinestones and Symmetrical Flourishes-small (G) clear (both Zva Creative), rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Distress tool (Heidi Swapp), misc silver ribbon


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37 comments:

  1. Wow! What a gorgeous Halloween card! I love the embellishmnets you chose! Thank you so much for awesome blog hop, Michelle!

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  2. Having so much fun hopping from one great blog to another. Beautiful card!

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  3. Your card is absolutely stunning! I really love it! Amazing work!

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  4. This is an absolutely gorgeous Halloween card! WOW!

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  5. This is SOOOOO cool Michelle! AWESOME image and I LOVE your layout and the bling!!

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  6. great card, love the bling

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  7. Great card Michelle! Love the bling!

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  8. Spooktacular design, Michelle!!! I LOVE how you used the swirls and topped them off with the colored crystals! Totally amazing card!

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  9. I love your spooky raven card...scary. Also, like the Edward eye candy you have. Several of you sweeties have a thing for Edward...lol

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  10. I have this stamp, so thanks for the idea to use it!

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  11. I love your cards. Replacing the last rhinestone really made it pop. Thanks for sharing your techniques and ideas.

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  12. Just travelin' along singing a song and getting along. Bye, bye, bye...

    Thanks for sharing,

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  13. Okay, seriously - WOW!!! The bling is the perfect touch and such an wonderful Halloween card - LOVE IT!!!

    BTW - for the handle on my cauldron I used floral wire.

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  14. Fantastic card Michelle, I love that image and the way you've used it with the crystals is just wonderful.

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  15. Very elegant/eccentric, if it can be both!

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  16. WOW....Speechless! This is AMAZING!!!

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  17. I LOVE the crow gate silhouette! Wow! Great presentation too.
    Sharon L

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  18. Love the bling and embellishments. Great card.

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  19. Beautiful card. Love your paper choices and especially love the flourish bling.

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  20. Great card! Love the bling you added.

    ~Mary

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  21. hiya, long time, no chat! totally love this card w/ all that bling! hope you're well! between work, being sick and having sick kiddos at home, i haven't stamped in a month! *sniff*

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  22. OMG, I love this!! I wanted to use some crystal swirls, but couldn't figure out how to make them look Halloween-y. You did a fabulous job!

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  23. I love what you did with this stamp! Beautiful card.

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  24. Very beautiful card! I can only say Wow!

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  25. Great cards. Love the embellishments and the bling. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  26. Awesome, spooky card! I love the crow and gate stamp. Thanks for sharing!

    Susan H.
    tomsue@charter.net

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  27. This is an awesome card Michelle!!! I just love the design you've used, wonderful use of paper and that image is fantastic!!! The bling is totally AWESOME!!!! We don't celebrate Halloween here and yet this card totally does it for me!!! :)

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