Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Ghosts & Goblins Fall Frolic Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

The weather has been so comfortable these last 2 weeks. It's been so nice in fact, that I've been able to turn off the air conditioner and fling open the doors and windows.  I hope you had a great summer.

Sparkle N Sprinkle's theme for this blog hop is ghosts, goblins and anything to do with the Fall season. If you hopped here from Marie's blog, perfect. If not, please start at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Blog home page.

When I think of Autumn, I go straight to Halloween. One of my favorite holidays. Now that I'm an empty nester, I no longer have the [disgusting] pleasure of cleaning out pumpkin guts. Yay!! However, I do like to see the awesome designs others create when they carve pumpkins.  Here, I've made a gate-fold card using Pumpkin Stack Lg 1278-228J or from Harvest Pumpkins Set 228. To add a bit of sparkle, Starry Night Glitter G1048 has been added around the pumpkin stack. Instructions to make.


When I made this easel card, I was thinking back to when I was a kid walking to school. There was usually a chalk drawn hopscotch on the sidewalk, and a flat rock close by. The Pumpkins 4 Sale 1275-227P & Happy Fall Y’all 1280-227A (Stamp Set 227 - Harvest - Scarecrow) just seemed appropriate for this popsickle stick fence. To add just a touch of Fall sparkle I used Sunny Daze Glitter G1038 & Brown Fizz Embossing Powder EP381.
Copic markers were used to color the main scene. A word of caution - Copics are alcohol based markers and will bleed on porous materials such as wood. When coloring, the pumpkins in particular, I found I had better control if I started coloring in the center and working my way to the edges. Any Copic color that has red in it seems to bleed more than other colors. So, you need to be particularly careful when using reds, oranges, and pinks. Instructions to make.

Up next is Brenda, who always dazzles us with her amazing artwork.

Your Blog Hop Hostesses:
Karalee Ingram   (me)

This month's Specials are awesome, check 'em out.

49 comments:

  1. Oh your card is wonderful. It is a great "taking me back in time" card. I loved making that trip and I especially like that fence!!!

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  2. Great cards! I love the easel card. The hopscotch idea is neat!

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  3. Wonderful cards. Love the nostalgia look of card #2 with the hopscotch drawing and your popsicle fence.

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  4. Adding the glitter around the pumpkin stack made it really pop right off the page... Love how you made the popsicle fence! BUT - the hopscotch idea - GENIUS!!! What memories it brought back for me and a big smile on my face.

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  5. Both Very cute cards! The second is my favorite though... Love that popsicle fence - so very neat. And the addition of the hopscotch game - perfect!

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  6. Your first card is very cute. I love the popsicle stick fence on the 2nd card and your coloring on it is awesome despite the difficulty of using alcohol markers on wood.

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  7. Great job on the coloring, on the wooden fence! Super idea, and the hopscotch game is so clever. Great cards Karalee!

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  8. Absolutely love the Popsicle sticks!! and the hopscotch!! Great card!

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  9. Love the idea with the popsicle sticks.. very clever!
    Kim
    Kasot@aol.com

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  10. I love the easel card. The popcicle sticks bring back so many memories. Great cards. Susan Cavas Smith, scsjafra@strato.net

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  11. I really love these cards. The first one is adorable and scrapplifting-worthy.

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  12. Love both of your cards, but the easel card is my fav. Love how you used the popsicle sticks for the fence.

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  13. The easel card is such an awesome idea! Love 'em both -- thanks!

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  14. Hi, Karalee! It's always fun visiting your blog to see what new embellishments and ideas you come up with - never anything but the unexpected in your cards - and so pretty!

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  15. The easel card has so much dimension!

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  16. I absolutely love your fence... You did wonderful... And I too remember walking to school and seeing hopscotch frequently and having to stop and jump... :)

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  17. I luv the fence and the hopscotch also brings back childhood memories. Awesome cards thanks for sharing.

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  18. Love, love, love the easel card with the fence and hopscotch game. AWESOME idea! And it brings back lots of memories of Autumn days. Thanks so much for the beautiful art!

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  19. Wow, incredible coloring on all the pumpkins, Karalee! The hopscotch on the sidewalk is so creative. Great stamp choices. :-D

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  20. Have you been in my garden fighting your way through the spider webs to get to the pumpkins? Very cute fence and hopscotch grid.

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  21. I like the colors in your 2nd card. Halloween, yes. Too scary.

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  22. I love the fall because its not hot any more and i love the cold. I love the card with the fence when i walk to school I would use my pencil and run done the fence cool card thanks for showing us

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  23. I love the idea of using popsicles for the fence and then stamping on it. I can see Christmas Wreaths with lights blinking. OK, enough. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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  24. I'm fascinated by your second card. I love the popsicle stick fence and the hopscotch grid complete with its own little pebble. I'll have to try that.

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  25. My favorite is the popsicle picket fence with the "mural" painted on it. The hopscotch on the sidewalk took me back to many years ago. Great job!
    Janet

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  26. Oh I love fall too. The beautiful colors on the trees -- just breathtaking. But, Halloween would be my favorite too. Both cards are just great but adore the second one with the popsicle fence. Too cute!

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  27. Fantastic cards. Love the fencing and hopscotch. What a great way to welcome fall. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Love them both, but I especially like the fence made of craft sticks!

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  29. Both cards are so well done! I like them both.

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  30. thanks for sharing. don't you love making spiderwebs?

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  31. thanks for sharing. don't you love making spiderwebs?

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  32. The Starry Night glitter and cobwebs around the pumpkins sets up a spooky and eerie setting. Love it! Using the popsicle sticks for the fence was a great idea and background for the scene. Thanks for telling us about using Copic markers to color on wood.
    Serenity1944

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  33. Love the spider web background and glitter around the the pumpkins on your first card. The easel card is amazing. What a great idea for the fence and love the memories that went into this.

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  34. The cards are beautiful! I especially looooove the easel card...the hopscotch board w the stone! How did you think of that?

    Jessicalovitch@yahoo.com

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  35. Love how you stamped on the popsicle sticks! Both cards are awesome! :)

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  36. Oh my gosh...that popsicle stick fence is ADORABLE!! Love this!

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  37. The starry night glitter really sets off the pumpkins. Both cards are super!

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  38. it reminds me of the falls I grew up with also, all the pumpkins displayed like that tks

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  39. Beautiful cards. Really like your 2nd card with the stamping on the Popsicle sticks. I'll have to give that a try.

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  40. What lovely cards, love all the details on your cards! Great Job!

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  41. That hopscotch really neat and brings back happy childhood memories.

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  42. Your card is so adorable and it makes me smile. You have captured fall so beautifully. The picket fence using Popsicle sticks was just too cute! I will have to try it! I love how you incorporate items that we all have into crafting and card- making. So cute!

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  43. I love the card with the hop scotch on it. What memories does that bring back.

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  44. The easel card is precious. Love the hop scotch and the pop sickle fence - so creative.

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  45. So cool, Karalee! The easel card is fabulous!

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  46. Love how you used the pumpkins! Stunning work on both cards!

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  47. Great cards! Love the easel card with the popsicle fence and hopscotch.

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  48. Delightful fall cards and I so love that picket fence! Amazing!

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