Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween blog hop!!

Good morning and welcome to our Halloween blog hop!  We have severalvery talented ladies who will be sharing fun Halloween projects with you today, to hopefully inspire you to create some Halloween crafts of your own!  If you just happened upon my blog, you are at the beginning, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the hop!  There will be some fun giveaways along the way, so be sure to hop by each of the blogs so you don't miss any!

For my project today, I made a BOO banner!  My son is having a trunk or treat at his preschool next week, so I wanted to make it to decorate my trunk!  I went fairly simple but I think it turned out pretty cute - my son loved it and that's all that matters to me!  :-)

I hung it on my mantle for now, so we can enjoy it until we need it for the trunk or treat. My bats didn't want to all fly the same way and with the ceiling fan on, they were all flipping around, as was the BOO, so excuse the pictures! I'm not good at taking banner pics - they are so not easy to photograph!

I embossed the BOO using my Cuttlebug and Seeing Spots embossing folder.

The ghosts and bats were both from Paper Doll Dress Up cricut cart, the BOO was from Robotz - I love that font!!  I used The Twinery twine to string the banner as well as hang the BOO from the banner.  All the cardstock was from my stash.

I'm entering this into Challenge #83 - Spooky Time (create a project with a ghost on it) - at Fantabulous Cricut challenge blog.

I do have a giveaway today, all you have to do to be eligible to win is be a follower of my blog, live in the United States and leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you!  I will draw the winner on Sunday morning, Oct 30!  I couldn't find anything Halloween related that I loved for the giveaway, so I picked up one of my favorite mat stacks instead - the colors are amazing!

Please go to the very talented  Chris' blog next - here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way!

Kim @ Kimberli's Creations -
Chris @ Get Inspired With Chatterscene -
Tracy @ My Scrap Escape -
Maria @ Creative By Design -
Susan @ Cricut & Grasshopper -
Renee @ I Came, I Saw, I Created -
Dana @ Paper Memories 4 U -
Lori @ Got 2 B Crafting -
Crystal @ Creations By Crystal -
Sis @ Paper, Craft, and Scissors -

Happy Halloween and thanks for hopping with us!


  1. great banner i love the way your letters hang down its very different from other banners i like that. thanks for sharing and the chance to win im a follower.

  2. Such an adorable banner!

  3. Darling banner, Kimberli!

  4. Cute banner! Bats are supposed to flap, so all is good :D.

  5. What a fun & spooky banner! Really cute decoration! :)Amy

  6. Great Boo banner -- we love anything "BOO" because that is what the grandkids call my hubby :-) Just starting, can't wait to see the rest of the hop!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  7. Love Halloween, love the Boo Banner! So many projects so little time! Count down time.

  8. Love the twine for the dangling letters.

  9. You can never go wrong with twine! LOVE IT! Thanks for doing this great blog hop. I'm your newest follower. Dana papermemories4u@

  10. Great job on the banner :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  11. Super cute and spooky banner! TFS abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  12. I love your banner Kimberli! The twine works perfectly with this. :)
    Thanks for having me in your hop today.

  13. Adorable banner Kim! I love that the bats don't all want to fly the same way - that is more natural :) What a fun thing for your son to take for a Trunk or Treat! I am a new follower of your cute blog.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  14. Kimberli
    that is such a cute banner. I love how you also used ghosts and bats on it! so awesome.
    Creations With Becka
    scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

  15. Cute banner! Like the twine!

    Kim Maehrer

  16. Love your banner! I agree that is a great font. Banners are very hard to photograph....LOL, but you can see how cute it is in thepics. Happy to be able to hop tonight and I am already a follower of your wonderful blog!!! Hope your son's trunk or treat party is a success! Happy Halloween!
    Jessica's Craft Shaque

  17. Super cute banner! LOVE the bats and ghosts!

  18. Hi Kim!

    Yay! I finally get to join the hop! It's been busy today and I have been thinking of this all day.

    I do like your Boo banner! Great idea alternating the Bats and Ghosts. Thank you so much for letting me part of the blog hop fun! And you know I'm already a follower! :)


  19. What a great banner-- love the twine :) soooo fun! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  20. Adorable banner Kim! Personally, I love how the bats are flying however they please!


  21. I love your Banner and as long as your son loves it is all that really matters any way! TFS!! I have been a follower for a while now!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  22. Great idea hanging the Boo from the banner. Love the ghost from PPDU. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB.

  23. I think it's extra cute that your bats are going different ways....simply bootiful!

  24. Great banner. Super cute.


  25. Cute banner! I like the way the bats look like they are flying.

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

  26. Cute banner. I'm a new follower (by email) hope that counts. I like how you used the twine.

  27. Came back to follow you ;0)

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  28. That is pretty cool!! Great banner!!
    Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @


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