Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Trick or Treat Pals Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat.

You should have just left stop number 23 on the Pals Hop - Shirley Stumpton at Look at My Cute Stuff.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.


Today I have both a trick and a treat for you!  Check out this sweet and easy to make gift/candy bag!


My trick is how I made my main panel.  I love the Halloween Bash stamp set, and the many different ways to make it your own.  I decided that I wanted to have a bigger celebrate image, and in multiple colors, so off I went to My Digital Studio.  I "stamped" my image, made it larger, used the coloring tool to color each word, then copied and pasted three more images for a total of four images.  I chose to print at home, and selected the "fit to scale" button to make sure it would all print out ok.


Voila!  Here is the printed result!  Super easy, it took all of five minutes to create and print it.  This is perfect for those mass projects!


Layer it up with some of the fabulous Witches Brew DSP, and matching ribbon and you are ready to go!  The Tag a Bag gift bags (131370) are just perfect for fun treats, I love them, and at $3.50 for 10 bags they are easy on your budget.


They are super simple to make, you can make a whole class load of them in under an hour, I am going to tuck a full size Hershey's bar into the bag and off they will go to Mackie's friends.

Now on to my treat!  Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think about this fun and easy project, I will be giving blog candy to one lucky winner, what do you get, you ask?  My much loved retired stamp set Wicked Cool and one of these treat bags!  Leave your comment before Saturday the 12th to be entered to win.  Check back here on Sunday the 13th to see if you are the lucky winner.  Sorry, blog candy winners are limited to only US addresses.



I think this will stay on my Halloween mantel until it is time to give it away, (maybe)!


The next stop is Carmen Sublasky at the Creative Stamptuary stop number 25 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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  1. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery 
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers 
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  5. Debbie Crowley at  expressivelydeb... 
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts 
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair! 
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at  Stampgoodness 
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit 
  11. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit 
  12. Lisa Davis at Cherry Street Paper Treats 
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations 
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat 
  15. Nancy Gleason at  My Stampin Space
  16. Beth Beard at  My little craft blog 
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons 
  18. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine 
  19. Peggy Noe at  Prettypapercards.com 
  20. Debbie Mageed at  Secret Stamper 
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' 
  23. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff 
  24. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions 
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary 
  26. Margaret Moody at Margaret Moody 

39 comments:

Katy McGloin said...

Sandie, thanks for sharing the MDS tip! That would make it so much faster!. Love this idea!!

Gail S. said...

Such great projects! I LOVE your old window!!!! Need to search for one of those. Thanks for a chance to win! gslagle(at)nctc(dot)net

Gail S.

Kelly Worner said...

Love being able to mass produce for office gifts. Thanks for all the great ideas. Istampokc at gmail. Dot com

Lynn. G. said...

Cute and simple. I have not ventured in to MDS yet. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Swofford said...

These treat bags are adorable! MDS is intriguing to me but I am so technologically challenged that it seems daunting at the same time. But I really love what you and others do with it :-). Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this awesome set! I have kicked myself for not getting it before it retired and I would be over the moon if I won it :-). My birthday is actually Oct 31st so I love all thing Halloween.

Berne said...

I absolutely adore the treat bag - might have to take a stab at making mine look like that, except I am not very good MDS!! I guess I have to keep trying.

sandi said...

I love the treat bag. It looked so easy will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Baker said...

Great treat bags

Debbie Mageed said...

That's such a great idea! I love your treat bags and your Halloween decorations are perfect!

Lisa Ann Bernard said...

I love that you used MDS for your project. I need to think of that more often when I don't have the stamp set I need for a project.

Your Halloween mantel is awesome - very cute!

Elizabeth Ames said...

Love the project for Halloween. Thanks for the chance to win!

Shell Ann ONDISH said...

Thank you for a chance to win a treat. I now have to go play some more with the mds. Thank you for the tip!!!

Julie Trevett-Smith said...

Your treat bags are great & your mantle decorations are amazing! I love the old window and the mad hatter hat. Thanks for sharing!

ed074b04-26a2-11e2-898c-000f20980440 said...

Very nice treat bags and budget friendly!

Traci Davis said...

I love the treat bag. Wicked awesome blog candy too. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Sibert said...

I love your project. Very cute. Your mantle display is very pretty.

Melissa Sibert

Chrystyna said...

Love the treat bag! Thanks for the "treat and the trick"! Helps when you want to create more than one at a time.
Thanks again for sharing!

Linda Callahan said...

You make it look so easy! Your mantle is gorgeous!

Jan Oestmann said...

I love your sample. The color combination pops. It looks super easy to reproduce more. Thank you for sharing!

sandy mumm said...

Love the gift bags! I have been looking for an idea for those! Thanks for sharing!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Wow love your candy bag idea. So cute. I never think to use my MDS enough! hugs.

Rachel S said...

I love your project! Great for making lots quickly!

hKetG said...

Love how your printed sentiments loom stamped!

mdog said...

Love the treat bags and the opportunity to win one!!

vikki lauer said...

Really and truly love the retired stamp set, love bats. I love how did your card clean and simple, your mantel is also lovely. Thanks for the chance to win the stamp set.

Dayle said...

Love the treat bags, especially since you said they were easy! I need MDS to be able to do cute things like this! Thanks for the ideas and chance to win your blog candy!

Mindy Placke said...

These look really cool. I need to try the computer ideas from stampin up. Thanks for the idea.

Sue C said...

How MDS creative. I have that program, so I'll have to try your technique. So very cute!!

Ilene B. said...

I definitely have to practice more with MDS! So cute!!!

Kristen Evenson said...

You make MDS look easy! All your pics had great ideas in them. My son's birthday is in October and he loves Halloween, so we combine the themes . . . And I think I just figured out the treat bags for his party ;-)

Robin S. said...

This is such a cute project. And MDS made it a snap. Now I'm off to try my hand at it. I love your Halloween mantel & especially the little owl with the adorable hat!

Brenna said...

wow, what a cute little treat bag!! thanks for sharing!!
brenna

Sherrie Gross said...

Thanks for sharing this great project made with MDS.

paper bag create said...

Love your treat bag! And I so WISH I had that stamp set...missed out.. :(
Maybe I will get lucky with your draw!! Happy Halloween.

Anonymous said...

I just love these! I think I may just have to learn MDS!! Kriskok@tds.net

Maggie Mata said...

No Way Sandra! I totally thought this was all hand stamped! I really need to take advantage of MDS when I send all my supplies home next week. I am in awe of your kick butt projects!

mary fish said...

so cool, sandie! love your display and use of mds.
hugs, m

Dara Hoffman said...

love the treat bag project idea. thanks also for the opp to win some blog candy.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

OMG love love it! You Rock MDS! I just love the way you did your Fire place! I have a ton of old windows and use them all over my house. I also use them in my Halloween displays! I used an old door this year.
Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #23

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