Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop! Day 1

This is a TWO-DAY blog HOP, and it is all about the pumpkins!! From cards and layouts to awesome 3D projects, you'll enjoy a collection of fabulous ideas from some fabulously creative friends!! Be sure to stop on by for each day of the hop as there will be NEW ideas on Saturday AND Sunday!! You won't want to miss a thing!! Prizes will be offered for visitors of DAY ONE and visitors of DAY TWO, but A GRAND PRIZE will be offered to those who choose to hop and comment on BOTH DAYS!! :) Hope to see you there!!

The official hop start times are as follows (you can join in on the hop anytime after the start time -- The GRAND PRIZE opportunity will be open until WEDNESDAY, November 2nd):

3am Alaska
4am Pacific
5am Mountain
6am Central
7am Eastern

Hello, and WELCOME to the The GREAT PUMPKIN Blog Hop!! We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!! Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! Our hostess, Amy at:  has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from  Jessica ~ http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.comthen you have arrived at the perfect spot in the pumpkin patch!! If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog ( ) to start at the beginning -- with all the pumpkins in the patch, you'll want to be sure to see them all!!

I love pumpkins!!  For my project I created toppers for treat bags for my son's class for his Birthday which is on Halloween!

I used the Mini monsters Cricut cartridge, orange paper, green paper, black paper, google eyes, and a white souffle pen from sakura & my favorite adhesive and glue dots.

I cut the pumpkin and the mouth and leaf topper at 2 1/2".  I then used the Souffle pen to color in the the teeth.  I could have used white cardstock, but I really have a hard time with little pieces so I thought I would give this a try.  When coloring in the teeth the white was light at first but as it dried it turned out great!! Just what I wanted!!

Next I glued everything down.  I decided to use the Souffle pen to color in the white part of the outside of one of the eyes too because I didn't want to cut it out of cardstock.  I was not disappointed in this either!!

Here are the finished pumpkins! I love how they turned out! Now to buy more candy! My family ate all the candy I bought for the treat bags! You would think I would learn this lesson because it happens every year!  Hope you liked my project! Thanks for coming by and please hop on! There are a lot more great projects!  ~ Christina~

Now on to your next stop!   Brenda ~

If you get lost along the way here is the complete line up:

1. Amy ~
2. Melissa ~
3. Ashley ~
4. Anita ~
5. Nancy ~
6. Shannon ~
7. Amber ~
8. Linda ~
10. Colleen ~
11. Jennifer ~
12. Lisa ~
13. Nicolette ~
14. April ~
15. Theresa ~
16. Jessica ~
18. Christina ~ (SATURDAY ONLY -- )
19. Brenda ~
20. Jamie ~
21. Maria ~
22. Sherry ~


Christine said...

Great pumpkins for your treat bags.


Amy said...

Very cute treat bags!! I love the googly eyes!! :)

Thanks so much for participating in the hop today!! :)

Amy :) at

shersl84bed said...

Fun pumpkins, they will be great treat bags.

lindaplus3 said...

Very very cute pumpkins,,,, great job!!! :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Judy said...

Just the cutest pumpkins ever!! I always have the most trouble with my white pens, so I am glad for how great yours worked:-) I never get the candy early unless I find an excellent hiding place (but then I know where it is!) Follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Kathy said...

Wow, that's a lot of pumpkins. Such great hop. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Great job on these! I have this cart and now am inspired to make this! TFS!
Denise in WA
ddhud4 at comcast dot net

Scrappin Melissa said...

So cute! I'm sure his class will love them!
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

Mickey's Craft World said...

Oh I just absolutely love cute are they!!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

These are going to make great treat bags! How fun to have a Halloween birthday. One lucky kid. Thanks for sharing

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the whimsy Pumpkins with the wiggly eyes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

jennyplace2 said...

Your pumpkins turned out just so cute with there wiggly eyes. They are going to make great toppers for the treat bags.

mamawcindy said...

Love your Pumpkin Toppers! So Cute! I'm a new follower of yours.Would Love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

Love these little treat toppers just so cute.
They would be just the perfect size for pins too!

pattyk said...

nice bag toppers!!

Linda Therrien said...

your treat bags are adorable, your son is going to feel so special handing them out to his friends.


Lisa R. said...

Cute happy treat bag toppers! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Anonymous said...

Cute pumpkins ... Nice hopping with you


Jenny said...

Love the cute :)

jennykingham at att dot net

Cathy said...

how adorable!! Happy Halloween!


These are so cute!! Happy Birthday to your son!!

Anita Braddock said...

How sweet is this love the Treat toppers they are fun. love the gooley eyes. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

craftaholic said...

Very Cute and fun Pumpkins!! Love the googly eyes!!! TFS!! I have been a follower!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are super cute pumpkins! I hid my candy this year after my family ate it last year!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Super cute!!! Love them!!
♥ Laura ♥

smyiow said...

Super cute little pumpkins. I love the pen around the eye. It makes them look a little silly :)

jessica said...

These are super adorable!! Love those pumpkins!

A Creative Journey said...

adorable! we used the same cart! :) I am so honored to be taking part in this blog hop with you! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same at Have a wonderful day!

Ashley Nicole said...

Love these little pumpkins. Too cute. Nice being in the hop with you.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

CLB said...

very cute im going to use this to make my daughters tags for her school treat! Thanks for sharing!

Indy said...

What fun treat bags!!! I made my husband hide the candy so we would have some for Halloween!

Scrapbookingprincess Jamie said...

Great little pumpkins!!!

joydee1963 said...

Great project.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

artisan98 said...

Great for treat bags!

Pixichick said...

Your pumpkins are so cute. I had to buy more candy too because my husband ate it all!

Tanya said...


phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

These are adorable!!! TFS!

Tami B. said...

Cute pumpkins. I learned my lesson finally and didn't buy our candy till yesterday.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Super-fun pumpkins. Love the eyes!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

callyannc said...

Lovin the googly eyes! These are spooky good! TFS CallyAnn

kimberly said...

love the hop... great job on the pumpkins - love those teeth!
leokc34 at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

LOL about the candy. :0) I can't believe how well the pen worked! I would have never guessed! Very cute pumpkins!

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

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

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are so cute! :-)

Suzys Crafts said...

Very cute pumpkins. Love the googly eyes touch!