Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hope Stamps Eternal - Halloween Blog Hop!


The Hope Stamps Eternal Sweeties are ready to haunt you today with a Halloween Blog Hop featuring some of the great new products you can get in the Hope Stamps Eternal store to get your cardmaking in gear for Halloween!

If you didn't arrive here from Rachel's blog, you'll want to go back there and start at the beginning and believe me, it's worth the effort because we have some surprises for you! First of all, there is a Secret Sweet Stop somewhere along the way, so think of it like trick-or-treat commenting! You'll need to knock, and comment at each blog and one lucky winner from all those that do will win some sweet Halloween (Blog) Candy! Also, you will be wanting to look for a letter that is highlighted at each blog! Be sure you go in order, find all those hidden letters, and this will spell out a promo code giving you 25% off everything at the Hope Stamps Eternal store through Sunday, September 27th! Yes, everything! Including new and clearance items (but sorry, not on pre-orders!) Enter that promo code in ALL CAPS in order to get the 25% discount at the checkout!

Now, on to my creations! First up is this scary black cat card I created to spook someone! And no, you're not seeing double! I used Mercy's Sketch challenge again for this card because I love it so much and it's a GREAT sketch for showcasing these amazing Eerie papers from Basic Grey! I love, love, LOVE the colors in these papers! My scaredy cat comes from Inkadinkado, and is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, then embossed with clear embossing powder. The Moroccan Screen Cuttlebug folder I used and the Zva crystal flowers are available at the HSE store, as well as the Basic Grey paper and Inkadinkado stamps!
On the inside I stamped the sentiment from this stamp set, and embellished with a Martha Stewart punched border, also available at the HSE store!
For this second card, I've continued using the Eerie paper along with some Zva Flourishes in Jet Black. My mummy teddy bear stamp is an oldie but goodie that I got a few years ago from Serendipity Stamps! (I'm a sucker for cute mummy stamps!) I used yesterday's sketch challenge from SCS for the layout, too!
For the inside of the card, I stayed simple with another Martha Stewart punched border, and Accented some of the dots with Crystal Stickles from Ranger.
So I hope you like my Eerie-inspired creations and will take the time to do some shopping at the HSE store! Rachel has so many awesome products available, you'll surely find a ton of things you "need!"

Now, hop on over to Jessica's blog for the next stop, don't forget to do a little trick-or-treat commenting while you're there, and I thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!









Scaredy Cat
Stamps: cat, sentiment (Inkadinkado)Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Violet (Stampin' Up!), black OP (Bazzill), orange (WorldWin Double-Mates), designer paper (Eerie by Basic Grey)Inks: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Black Soot distress ink (Ranger)Accessories: crystal flowers (Zva), ribbon (Creative Impressions), Cuttlebug embossing folder (ProvoCraft), border punch (Martha Stewart).

Mummy Bear
Stamps: mummy bear (Serendipity)Cardstock: black/white duplex (The Paper Cut), lavendar (Prism), orange (WorldWin Double-Mates), designer paper (Eerie by Basic Grey)Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Black Soot distress ink (Ranger)Accessories: crystals (Zva), ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Stickles (Ranger), border punch (Martha Stewart).

53 comments:

Elena said...

Oh, I loved all of the cards! The papers you used are awesome! I love how well it coordinates! Really love the Flourishes too!
Thank you for the fun blog hop!

Cindy Haffner said...

Tammy I'm lovin this.

Jingle said...

These are really fun cards! I love them!

Barb said...

What great cards. Love the papers.

Heather said...

Adorable projects!!!

lisa mosher said...

love your cards, I like how you did the in sides of the cards too

Colleen Wold said...

Great job on both cards Tammy! I love how you showcased the Eeerie papers! I am now upset with myself that I talked myself out of buying that pad of paper. LOL!

Barbara said...

Both cards are fantastic, Tammy!!! Love everything about them--including the inside! Great cards!

dpkennedy said...

Awesome cards Tammy! I especially love that cat! Time for me to break out my Halloween stuff...and I have way too much!

Rachel Hope said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them both!!!!

Debbi said...

My grandson would love the mummy teddy bear stamp....so cute. I loved that you did the inside of the cards (just a little icing on the cake) Thanks for sharing.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Tammy! These turned out great. That first one had me on the edge of my seat -love that cat and button! AND LOVE the insides too!

Stephanie Smith said...

Your cards are so cute. I love all the detail you put into them.

Mercy said...

tammy...these are fantabulous! amazing job with both sketches...i love that new BG eerie paper...gotta get me some! :)

thanks for playing along with my sketch again for this week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

doodlebug said...

Cute ideas, Thanks!

Carolina said...

Adorable cards Tammy!!! Love how you finished them on the inside as well...such a nice touch!

bluepoohbear75 said...

Those cards are so cute. I love the bear. Those papers are neat.

Sheila said...

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

Thanks for sharing,

Sheila

Ida P. Krause said...

Tammy your cards are just delightful and so fun. Hippty Hop off I go to the next stop on this Halloween Hop!

lisa808 said...

Tammy, that Teddy Mummy is just too cute!

Wendy aka wendella247 said...

All of your Halloween cards are so fun!

cindy ziliak said...

I love both, but especially the black cat card!

Little GTO said...

Love that scaredy cat. It seems the kittys are short haired. That teddy bear is to cute to spook!
Sharon L

Janine said...

Hi Tammy!! Love your cards.. The Halloween ones are fabulous and I love the pic of your daughter.. Very pretty!!

daniella said...

Love the cards and the insides as well. Also love the cuddle bug folder you used.

Kim Burmeister said...

Love, love, love these! Halloween is one of my favs and these are so darling! Love your work!

Kelli said...

Fantastic projects!!

AShu93 said...

Cute cards! I like that eerie paper too.

Traci Davis said...

Very nice! I love all of your cards but the scary cat is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Joan Ervin said...

What adorable Halloween cards, Tammy....the images are all sooo cute and I love how you finished the insides!!!! Awesome papers and details, too!!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute cards for the hop! I'm finding some new ideas!

Mary said...

Cute cards!

Mary

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

All darling cards, but that first one just speaks to me -- totally classy Halloween -- love it!!!

Angel said...

sweet cards!!! love all the dp you used!

Jessica said...

Love them both!! The layouts are awesome and the insides are wonderful too!

Jenny Gropp said...

Scaredy cat -- one of my faves from you!!!!!! Your stitching is so neat too!!!!!!! Fab card with lots of fun elements!

LeAnne said...

Very, very cute! I have so many Halloween stamps and I STILL love looking at new ones!

becki said...

Lovin Bg paper. Your cards are too cute!

Charlene said...

Tammy, I'm loving the inside of your cards as much as the outsides. Awesome!!

DB said...

I love the cards, especially the black cat one. The papers are awesome and the black sheer ribbon really set it off. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer E. said...

Love your Scardy Cat & that adorable Mummy! Great job showing off the new Halloween stamps & Thanks for the chance to win them!

grandmamichelf said...

Love that bear wrapped up as a mummy! Great cards! Those MS punches are amazing!

Lori said...

Please tell me who makes the Kitty with Mask on the Halloween card that you have on Etsy?

I would also love to see you do a Copics tutorial with that stamp. You do such beautiful work.

Lori

Tracy said...

Great cards, I especially like the black cat and the embossed background.

Tami said...

Great cards I'm sure they love you in the stroll. You have great ideas thanks for all of them. guess I need to stamp now that I got all these ideas.

Cathy Indelicato said...

Fun cards!!!

TexasGrammy said...

Oh my gosh! Tammy, these are darling! I'm with you on the adorable mummy! Your interiors are fabulous ... very cool work, Ma'am!

:) Bev

kim.mom said...

Awesome cards!

Lisa Phillippi said...

I love the vintage feel of your cards!

MaryEllen said...

great cards I need to start using my embossing folders more

Jean said...

I love your halloween cat and the paper on the card - wow!

paradise45 said...

Both cards & insides are just awesome! I love the DP. Thanks for sharing!

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Kristin Bueter said...

Girl! You made such great use of Mercy's sketch last week! I haven't even created a card with it yet and I've seen a handful of beauties that you made! These are both fab Halloween cards :) Love the paper you used...it perfectly complements the main images. Also LOVE how you stitched the three background panels on the first card!