Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween blog party, fall atcs, and a RAK

Make sure to visit the other blogs for the Halloween party!

These are some fall atc's I made. They didn't turn out quite what I had expected, but I still think they are pretty cool!


Leaves were made with EK success punches from yellow, light orange, orange, red, barn red, and kraft papers. Edges were inked (that is what took the longest!) and folded slightly to add dimension. The base of the card was made from kraft paper. The stamps are partial images from a wonderful tree stamp that I have. Leaves were attached with Zip Dry. Weeds were drawn in with a Bic marker.
The fabulous letter stamps are from Upsy daisy designs (Rock On). I received these as a prize from the crop a few weekends ago at Savvy N Sassy. (I also received some awesome pink ribbons and things)



And now for the RAK - a halloween mini album with Making Memories dimensional stickers, wordfetti, mini sticker tags, and some ribbons. In order to play, post a comment with your favorite halloween tradition, by Sunday night at midnight CST. I will choose a random winner via random.org.


43 comments:

Jenni said...

Such cute stuff!!! My favorite tradition is heading to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins as a family...my kids LOVE going to find their perfect pumpkin...so fun!

Marilyn said...

I LOVE those fall ATCs!! Are those for the fall ATC swap on AMR? If so, I am so wishing I would have signed up for that one!! Speaking of AMR swaps, I absolutely LOVED your ABC swap ATC!!! It is probably my favorite! I don't really have a Halloween tradition..I don't have kids, and our neighborhood doesn't get a lot of trick-or-treaters. Last year I went T&Ting with my nephews and neice, I probably will do that again, I might even dress up again!!

Scrappin in my spare time said...

the pumpkin patch is the family thing for halloween. I love your cards.

Gina said...

love the fall ATC's! Someone is going to have a ton of fun with that RAK.

aworld said...

Hi Julie....favorite tradition is the Pumpkin Patch with GD! I also make the tootsie roll ghosts for the neighbor hood kids. Love your fall atcs!!!!

Renee said...

Beautiful ATC's! My fav Halloween Tradition - gutting out the pumpkins!!

StaceyM said...

Wow, those ATC's are fabulous. Love how you added all the leaves. Oh so many!!!

My fave part about trick or treating is the actual trick or treating! LOL Now that the kids are getting a little older I will start dressing up in my scary costumes. I stay away from the little ones but the older ones loved to be scared. We usually try to do a haunted house for the older kids and we make it a family affair. We all dress up and scare the teenagers.

Monica and the team said...

my favorite halloween tradtion as a child was going to my grandparents at the end of the night she made the best popcorn balls ( like we needed more sugar) now, it is helping my kids pick out their costumes ! great atc's

mystyle said...

Hi Julie,
I love making ATC's and your falling leaves are Great! Thanks for the Nice Blog give away! My fav Halloween Tradition is dressing up in a costume and giving out all the candy so I see all the trick or treaters that come by in my neighborhood and wish them a Happy Halloween!

Peggy said...

very fun, cute cards.

favorite tradition of Halloween is picking out the best pumpkin out of the hundreds.

Ginger said...

Those leaves are way too cool!!! love them! we always do Trunk or Treat at our church - where lots of us decorate our trunk in the parking lot and then kids come around. its soooooo fun!!

Anna said...

So cute! My favorite tradition is definitely carving the pumpkins!

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

Your ATCs look great! I really need to get my Fall ones made! Other than dressing up for Halloween, my new favorite tradition is going to the pumpkin patch. Oh, and after pumpkin carving, I want to make some witch hat shaped cresent rolls from that link Jessica posted on AMR. They were too cute!

Marci Knecht said...

Those are GORGEOUS Julie - talk about painstaking work.

KimR said...

I LOVE your ATCs! They are so pretty! I can't imagine how you inked the edges of those itty bitty leaves!

Honestly, my favorite tradition is greeting the kids at the door and handing out the candy. I have some former students that live in the neighborhood--so I enjoy seeing them each year. GUlp, one of my first graders came to the door last year with her BF---now a junior, I said to my DH--do you realize that is how old we were when we started dating??? So, I love seeing the kiddos at the door!

AFScrapperMom said...

I love heading to the pumpkin patch, really puts me in the Halloween mood, but this year DD and I Boo'd 5 familes and we loved it, so that's our new favoite!

inge said...

yes, your ATC's look like they were a lot of work, but they are very beautiful !

Our halloween tradition ?

It's not common in belgium to celebrate halloween. Just the past few years there is more to find, but it's really commercial.
Me and my friend both like witches and fantasy, so we celebrate halloween already for more than 10 years with our kids ! It has already become a real tradition and even last year, when my house was a building site, my daughter insisted on having her friends over and having a party and we did !!!

If you would like to see more of "our halloweens", please visit my website web.me.com/pinkepinke and my latest blogs ( RevoBLUtionparty, the halloween party of the fanciful twist,...)

You're welcome !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Alecia said...

FABULOUS ATC's!! And what a FAB RAK!! Would love to be in the drawing, thanks!!

AwtemNymf said...

Halloween is everyday for ME :O)!
We do many things... pumpkin patching, caramel apples, baking and donating to a local shut in, hanging decorations, crafting!
Nice ATC's!

Lola Enchanted said...

*^*Happy Halloween*^*

Salinda said...

Wow! The leaves are incredible. Our favorite Halloween tradition--why the pumpkin patch of course. I try to have the kids in costume so I can grab some memorable photos.

PattiM said...

Love your ATC's. Turned out really cute. My favorite thing about Halloween is how excited our grandkids get when they put on their costume. And lets not forget about all the cany the kids get for us adults.. LOL

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)
I Scrap So All Moments ARe Remembered!!!

Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

Those ATCs are awesome Julie. I love them. We go and Trick or Treat with my DGDs. We have done this since Bailey was a year old and she's 12 now. Never miss a Halloween with them, special tradition.

Jacqueline said...

Awesome ATCs - love all the leaves. One of my fav's for Halloween is carving the pumpkins and roasting the seeds. Yum! Thanks for the chance...

Beachmom3 said...

Love the Fall ATC's,awesome job!
The kids are grown now, but when they were younger our tradition was picking out pumpkins and carving them and then making Halloween sugar cookies with the cookie cutters, the kids would frost them and decorate them. We use to have the cousins trick a treat together and then we would take them to dinner or order pizza. Fun times.

Karen Reichel said...

My favorite Halloween tradition from when I was a kid and for my kids now is sorting out candy Halloween night. We would sort it in all sorts of combinations. Sometimes even chart what we had of each kind. Candy was a big deal to me as a child as we didn't get it too often. Halloween was the best holiday by far!

wendipooh13 said...

fave halloween tradition is going to the pumpkin patch and decking out the house in Halloween decor... LOVE the fall ATCs those turned out adorable!!!

Altered Route said...

My Fav Tradition..is picking just the right apples, unwrapping and melting carmels and making the best carmel apples...just love them!!

Alberta and Ava said...

Each year, after my mother carved the pumpkin and placed it on the front porch, she, my sister, and I would walk across the street to look at the candle glow through the snagly teeth from afar. It just became a silly ritual that we tried to make spookier each time we did it.

afiori said...

Those trees are sooo pretty!

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agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

thanks for visitng my blog party post. your blog is amazing so very creative. i can just imagine how long it took you to do those leaves! we dont do halloween very well in australia but i think my first attempt at blogging about it was alright :0) happy halloween xx rosey

Lindasueanne said...

I just love those ATC's...gorgeous!!

My fave Halloween tradition is the pumpkin carving. I love getting pics of the kids digging their hands in to get all the goop out!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I think your fall ATC's came out brilliantly - love the colors of the leaves & the stamped letters, too.

favorite Halloween tradition ... throwing a Halloween craft party for our homeschool kids group.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So darling. Love the atcs! Thanks for visiting my party!

~Me~ said...

Love the ATC's!!! :)

My family goes trick-or-treating. The three kids love going from door to door and to the community center. We usually are gone 2-3 hours. :)

Teresa said...

Love these great Fall ATC's! Your giveaway will bring many smiles to whomever wins it, I'm sure! My favorite tradition was going to Aunt Bessie's to trick or treat - we always had to make our way through her awesome spook alley to find the pot of treats back in the back of her house ... she was always the "witch" in the neighborhood, even into her 80's. Still brings a smile to my face. :)

Katrina said...

Love the fall ATCs. I just started to make those and swap them at Swapbot.com
pumpkins and bats are my favorite things to decorate with. thanks for stopping by my blog!
katrina in AZ

Cindy O said...

We always have to go to the pumpkin patch! Hot apple cider is also a must for the Halloween season.

all over the map said...

hello!
happy halloween!
by far my fave Halloween tradition is carving the jacko, passing treats out in my hometown neighbourhood and enjoying all the wonderful festivities and the hundreds of children dressed in costume that fill our neighbourhood. oh i'm homesick a bit for that.

Daydreamer :) said...

I stopped by from the blog party to say hello.

Happy nightmares,
Daydreamer :)

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Kristin said...

well Im too late for the prizes but I still am going to post..;p my fav tradition is sitting down and watching all my fav halloween movies (nightmare before christmas, adams family..ect..) and eating all the junk food my tummy can hold..;p

Emilie Nichole said...

Look at all those little leaves... so cute. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Halloween!