Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Bloghop Day 1 Pumpkin Wall Hanging

Hello all,
Welcome to the 1st day of the GREAT PUMPKIN Blog hop. This HOP is all about the pumpkins!! NO witches, NO haunted houses ... 100% pumpkins/100% of the time!! For this hop, PLEASE make anything that focuses on PUMPKINS. Can be anything altered, handmade, card, 12 x 12 pages , 8 x 8 pages, minis, etc.  If you arrived from Christina, you are in the right place, otherwise start with Amy.

Pumpkin Hop

I love Halloween so much because when I was growing up in Germany we did not celebrate Halloween there, so I didn't get the opportunity to go trick or treat when I was a child.  When I moved to the US, I was 16 years old, so I was a tad bit too old to trick or treat. :(  After having children I made sure that every Halloween was special...with homemade or store bought costumes, decorations, parties and lots and lots of name it, my kids had it.  My youngest is 11 now and he claims he's too old for trick or treating, but we shall see...there's two more days for him to change his mind.  Hehehe

Now today I have a simple wall hanging for you.  I made it as a teacher's gift, but you could alter it to fit anyone.  I love making these signs and hope you enjoy them with me.
Last fall after Halloween Michaels had this package
on clearance and I know I paid under $1.  I love
checking out the clearance section after a holiday, 
you never know what you will find and this was perfect
for my project today, plus I have plenty of leftovers.
Again I started with a 7 x 7 piece of foam core.
I love using it because it's so lightweight.  I attached
some Halloween scrapbook paper to it.
I created a rosette using 2 2x12 inch strips
and adhering them together.  I added 2 pencils
and a pumpkin eraser on top of them.

I got this cute Happy Halloween stamp at Michaels in the
$1 bin and used my glitter pens to outline the words.  I
love the effect these glitter pens have.  I punched two holes
on either side of my foam core with my cropadile and add
some cute Halloween colored ribbon and tied it off in the back.

Now the pumpkin came in the kit, but I added the lines 
inside the pumpkin, inked around it and the leaves.  Using
the glitter pen I added a bit of sparkle and some google eye, 
and upside down heart bling and the mouth came in the kit also.
The vine is also in the kit and is just some sparkly green pipecleaner.

Now I hope you liked my Pumpkin sign and hope you come back tomorrow for another project.  Your next stop will be Jamie and if you get lost, the entire lineup is below.

  1. Amy 
  2. Melissa  
  3. Ashley
  4. Anita
  5. Nancy
  6.  Shannon
  7. Amber
  8. Linda
  9. Colleen
  10. Jennifer
  11. Lisa
  12. April
  13. Theresa
  14. Jessica 
  15. Christina
  16. Brenda 
  17. Jamie
  18. Maria
  19. Sherry


  1. Super cute! Great Job! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

  2. I already subscribe too! CallyAnn

  3. Fav candy is Reeses Pieces! TFS CallyAnn

  4. Hey, chickie -- This sign is adorable and will be a treasured gift, I'm sure!! :) I was just checking out the clearance items yesterday, so I totally agree about after holiday bargains!! :) My favorite halloween candy (which is really "everyday" candy) is Twizzlers -- they make mouths happy!! :)

    Thanks so much for participating in the hop today!!

    Amy :) at

  5. Your project looks great. I love the rosette and the pencils on it.


  6. Fun project. cute idea adding the pencils.

  7. This idea is fantastic and turned out just great! It is a project that I will almost certainly try in the near future because it can be customized to be so many different things!! Follower....
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  8. Great job!!! love how you dressed up the pumpkin :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  9. Cute,Cute, cute my friend! Such a great idea. I miss you girlfriend. Hope you have a blessed weekend.

  10. Love your project.

  11. Lookin' Good! Love your project!! TFS
    Denise in WA
    ddhud4 at comcast dot net

  12. Very, very cute!!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  13. The wall hanging is adorable...I love this project...

  14. Too cute! I love the rosette, it gives it a special touch. Great idea!

  15. Wonderful Halloween creations. Love the bargains.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Great sign Brenda. I love how you dolled up the pumpkins. Very cute

  17. Such a cute wall hanging! I love a good bargin also and my favorite candy is those little bags of chips. TFS!

  18. Great project! Love how you used the glitter pens!! :)

  19. So Cute! Love how you added the Pencils! Thanks for Sharing! I'm a follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  20. This is a cute cute wall hanging! Love the design paper!!

  21. your sign is too cute - great job!!


  22. Great idea -thanks -

  23. Super Cute!

  24. Great gift idea! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  25. Like your paper choices. Nice hopping with you.


  26. Love the pumpkin cute

    Jennykingham at att dot net

  27. Your wall hanging is so cute, nice touches to the pumpkin. Happy Halloween

  28. Love this project!! I love looking in the clearance section in any store, i refuse to pay full price for any craft supplies!! i am sure your 11 year old will change his mind, my 18 year old sister still dresses up and goes out (but i guess it's because we take my 3 year old out)

  29. Great project!! I love shopping in the clearance section, i never pay full price for any of my crafting supplies!!

  30. wow love your wall hanging so very cut. love the papers you chose and the colors are great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  31. Very cute project!! Thanks for sharing this with us!! I have been a follower!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  32. Great job Brenda! Love the idea!
    Sherrie K

  33. Love your project! The pencils are a nice touch!

  34. Your sign turned out suoer cute. TFS!

  35. How cute is this?? LOVE IT! TFS! I am a follower and a friend and look forward to your future projects:)

  36. How super cute!!

  37. This is really cute. I always check out the clearance after the holidays. Nice being in the hop with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  38. Very cute wall hanging.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  39. Super cute and as a teacher would've loved to receive something like that as a gift. TFS.

  40. Love your cute wallhanging.
    Kathy V
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  41. Super cute & a great teacher gift!!

  42. Super duper cute!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  43. What a terrific sign that you can use each year! The pumpkin detail is wonderful and the rosette is just perfect! TFS

  44. SO DARNED creative!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  45. I posted yesterday, but don't see my comments here..anywhoo, I really like this project..was such a cute idea for a teacher. TFS!

  46. Wonderful teacher's gift. I am always looking for new ideas.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  47. Very cute! I love rosettes, haven't tried them yet but I plan to! Christina

  48. Cute project. I love to look at clearance too.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  49. Sooo cute! I so want to go clearance shopping today, but we got about a foot of snow last night so my husband needs my vehicle today. :( Tell your son, I had several ADULTS that went trick-or-treating with their kids and they were dressed up and had candy bags too! He's not too old for trick or treating and oMGoodness, enjoy it for as long as you can because when you grow up, you always wish you could still go! :0) At least I do! ;)

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  50. very nice wall hanging!!! Great job.


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