Friday, October 5, 2012

October Fest Blog Hop - Day 1

Isn't October wonderful? Crisp apples picked fresh from the tree, warm apple cider to warm your tummy on a frosty night, leaves of gold, red, brown fluttering to the ground. October is a wonderful time of year and this hop is a celebration of October and all the colors, smells, sights and sounds it has to offer. Hop along with our Krazy Crafting Crew as they show you their take on October and what it is for them!

If you happen to stumble upon this hop you can begin hopping at our host blog for this month: Jearise of Lorby's World.  She has a special giveaway for you on her blog. If you came from Pam's blog MzLavrs'2 Creations blog you are on the right track.

We also have a special sponsor by Scrapbook Stamp Society.

They would love to reward one special blog visitor with a prize from their store. To be qualified for their drawing, please comment on all participating blogs and let them know you have.

You can receive extra entries for following them on Facebook at (Scrapbook Stamp Society FB Group) and for commenting on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog (Scrapbook Stamp Society).

Now let's begin our hop.  Here's my first project for you:

When I first found out about our theme, I kept thinking of different images and pictures that made me think of October.  Then I started to think about which stamps or Cricut cartridges I had that would help me create what was in my head.  I was having the hardest time coming up with a project!  Then, I remembered seeing a technique (I guess that's how you would describe it) called "subway art".  Basically, you make a collage of words in different fonts and colors.  This card is my attempt at "subway art".

I used Moonlight, a paper pack from Close to My Heart.  I looked through a bunch of my Halloween/Thanksgiving stamp sets to see what words I could find that made me think of Halloween.  I then stamped the images/words on my card using coordinating inks.

The card shape was cut using our Artiste Cricut cartridge.  You can find it on page 32, A2, Card, < 2 > cut at 5".  Each successive layer of the card was cut at a 1/2" less.

Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790)
Moonlight paper pack (X7161B)
Moonlight Workshop on the Go stamp set (C1512)
Perfect Fit - Halloween stamp set(B1413)
All Hallows Eve stamp set(C1462)
Backdrop-Charmed stamp set (D1490)
Hallow-Scream (B1281)
Halloween Night (C1108)
Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2147)
Olive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2137)
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2153)
Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2101)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2123)
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2105)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

Thank you for stopping by today and please continue on to Melissa of Pink Polka Dot Scrapping.
Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Jearise Havenga ~ Lorby's World  YOUR HOST
Lissa Marie ~ So Many Crafts So Little Time
Ellen ~ Cardmonkey's paper Jungle
Zenita ~ Scrapping With Z
Liz ~ Tryin 2 Craft
Jamie ~ Jamie Lindstrom
Robin ~ Scrap and Chat
Lisa ~ Handmade With Love
Janet ~ Janet's Creative World
Anita ~ Anita and Bugs
Katina ~ Loving Lifes Little Blessings
Cicily ~ Pink Dalmations Scrapper
Pam ~ MzLavr2's Creations 
Paula ~ Precious Pages by Paula YOU CAME FROM HERE
Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
Melissa ~ Pink Polka Dot Scrapping  YOUR NEXT STOP

Thank you so much for stopping by -- love reading your comments.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. love the subway art! TFS Janet Royer

  2. I love the papers and that you used the Artiste cart! GREAT project. Smiles! :) Janis

  3. I love this technique. I have never heard of that subway Art.. really neat TFS

  4. My goodness, for your first attempt at subway art, you sure did a wonderful job, Lucy! I love how this looks ... very festive! I always enjoy hopping with you and following -- you're one of my favorite blogs to visit!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  5. Great idea using stamps to create this. I've done it on canvas, cutting vinyl, painting,etc., But to do it with the stamps, not being able to resize and needing to fit them in "as is" must have taken some patience and planning

  6. Great job with the subway art. I'll have to give that a try.

  7. awesome project. I am a new follower and on the blog hop.

  8. very awesome project! I love it! I have wanted to do that but don't have patience!


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