Welcome to the 
Trick-Or-Treat Blog Hop 
October 8-10, 2011



Crafter's Workshop and Clearsnap have teamed up for the next three days to create hauntingly inspiring projects for this Halloween season. It's all tricks, treats, and techniques so join us on a fright night jaunt to remember, hopping from blog to blog. Leave your “Trick-or-treat” comment on each blog in the hop in hopes of winning candy, blog candy that is! For every 50 comments posted on the Clearsnap blog we're giving away a set of inks and accessories to spook up any crafter's projects!!! We'll choose the winners from the blog comments posted on all the blogs in the Hop. The prize includes Smooch Spritz in Frosted Grape, Green Olive, and Carrot Cake, ColorBox Pigment InkPad in Spooktacular, Glitter in  Grape Fizz, Design Adhesives in “Trick or Treat” and “Eeeeks!?”, plus our new Design Foils in Lime Burst. That's alot of spook to go around!



Blog List:

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – http://www.balzerdesigns.typepad.com/
Charlotte Jenkins http://suepup.blogspot.com 
Mary Dawn Quirindongo –
Karen Grunberg- http://www.karenika.com/
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE
Jen Clark – http://mycraftyfriendjen.blogspot.com/ GO HERE NEXT


Receive extra entries in the Hop for following Clearsnap on Twitter and Facebook and for tweeting or posting on Facebook about the Hop – just post here afterwards that you have followed us or posted about the Hop to increase your chances to win. 


Today I've created a great affordable layout made using the Crafter's Workshop templates, ink from Clearsnap, a few sheets of cardstock, some ribbon, and a sheet of paper cut into diecuts. This page is ready to go for my photos this year and I didn't have to use any “halloween” themed items to complete it.


I started with two sheets of Bazzill cardstock in Raven. I laid the Balzer Designs Crafter's Workshop Chevrons Template onto the page and pressed a Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark Inkpad over the template. 


The ink was applied to the cardstock in the pattern of the template. 




I then sprinkled the inked image with clear embossing powder and heat set it with a heat gun.

Next I laid Mini Love Beads template and Mini Circle Squares template onto the page corners and sprayed with Smcooh Spritz ink in Citrus Tickle and Ginger Ale.



Then I applied ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink in Popcorn with a Stylus and Foam Tip to the Mini Frag Flower Template for a soft, spooky effect.

I then sprayed the top of the page with Smooch Spritz in Citrus Tickle and let it drip down the page for a spooky effect.


I then used a paper towel to wipe the Smooch Spritz from the embossed areas — the embossing will resist the ink and make the pattern stand out.

I diecut some bats and a haunted house from some patterned paper and then I sprayed it with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil to tone down the pattern in the paper and make them “spooky”.

Then I added some mats, ribbon, and a title to finish off the page!


Supplies:
  • Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap in Silver Foil, Citrus Tickle, and Ginger Ale
  • Top Boss Watermark Ink
  • Top Boss Embossing Powder
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Pumpkin Spice and Popcorn
  • ColorBox Stylus and Tips Set
  • Templates – Balzer Designs for The Crafter's Workshop
  • Cardstock – Bazzill, Neenah
  • Ribbon, Lace – May Arts, unknown
  • Diecuts – Silhouette
  • Alphas – American Crafts
  • Paper – Cosmo Cricket, Prima, Bo Bunny Press, American Crafts, SEI
This hop is 3 days long, all weekend so join us again for more inspiration tomorrow! You can follow me on Facebook on the Hydrangea Hippo Page. Please go “like” my page and post here that you liked it to be entered to win one of my “Haunts & Whooligans” mini book class kits! For an extra entry, please visit my etsy shop and post the link to one item you like the most. I will choose one winner for the kit and one winner who will win the etsy item they liked the most and post your name here on my blog on October 11, 2011.



Happy Hopping!!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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102 thoughts on “Trick or Treat Blog Hop!!!

  1. Wow!! That is amazing! Loved watching you build all the layers up, fab :)

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 8:26 am
  2. Love the way you used the stencils and clear embossing – stunning!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 10:59 am
  3. Wow! Very impressive! Such great ideas!! Love it!!!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 11:27 am
  4. What a great use of Julie’s stencils!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm
  5. That page is pretty spooky. Love all your layers and different techniques!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm
  6. What a fantastically rich and layered effect!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm
  7. very inspirational… my middle school students are writing poems for Halloween and they can decorate them with these products…they will love it

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm
  8. Great idea! Love the smooch drippage and the embossing adds to the page

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm
  9. As I was following your post, I am thinking “this is going to be way too much by the end” but then what a lovely, lovely surprise. I love the spread. I am definitely scraplifting this one. I can only hope it turns out half as great as yours.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm
  10. Thank you for the awesome step-by-step!!! Love the result!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm
  11. Love your layout…. wow… it’s gonna be a great halloween page! way to go! hugs xo

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm
  12. Love your layout…. wow… it’s gonna be a great halloween page! way to go! hugs xo

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm
  13. Absolutely stunning. I love the tone on tone designs.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm
  14. wonderful spooky layout.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  15. Love the project. And why have I never thought of using a box to spray in? :-)

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm
  16. Wow! Super cool layout! love all the layers of shimmer and sparkle, not to mention embellishments!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm
  17. Love your layout! Such fun techniques! Thanks for sharing the how to’s!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  18. AWESOOOOME! LOVE the bats- those are so unique!! LOVE the haunted house too- great GREAT job!!! Gotta say- wish I could see some photos- does that make me a peeping tom? I just like the juxtaposition of photos with the cut out and misting. Thanks for the great tutorial- I’m going to try this next!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  19. Wow! This is such a great project!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm
  20. Awesome 2 page layout! Love how you used all the stencils!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  21. Super fantastic job Jennifer!! I have taken a couple of your classes at MCC and your style fits my style so well. I think you are one of the best layout designers in the scrapping community! Thanks for sharing such an awesome project.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm
  22. This is cool…. sh hard to believe you started with plain ol’ paper & took it to fab

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm
  23. The way that you layered the patterns creates such a rich and interesting background. The double page spread is awesome! And that album is amazing. Do you ever do classes in the LA area?
    Thank you for sharing your art with us!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  24. This is such a cool project, I LOVE the bats!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  25. At first I thought “that’s an awful lot of work” but then I saw the finished product and I see it’s worth it! Wow, is all I can say!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm
  26. I just stopped by your FB page and liked it as well!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm
  27. So many cool things in your etsy shop! It was hard to choose but I settled on this:http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.249568406.jpg I love mini albums, I love flea markets so this one just called to me!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm
  28. Wauw, Jennifer, this is awesome. Love all the pictures of how you’ve made the spread.
    Love the use of the stencils!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Wendy

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm
  29. What a beautiful page! Love it!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm
  30. Oh my, that’s true creativity. You made that from nothing! So fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm
  31. The patterned, 3D bats are really cool…

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm
  32. Terrific Halloween layout!

    1) I “Like” you and posted your blog giveaway on my (Maggie Mannwieler) FB Wall; and

    2) Liking just ONE item from your etsy shop is like going into a candy store and having to choose just one!!I do LOVE “Be Jolly” 6×9 Layered Mini Book Kit (Limited Ed.)!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm
  33. holy cow! wow!! i love that so much!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm
  34. Wow – how cool! thanks for the step by step – i love the outcome!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm
  35. I love your layouts. in your shop this is the one i love – the santa in the hot air balloon – such a cute kit!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63494437/christmas-set-of-2-two-page-layout-kits

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm
  36. full of texture & depth!
    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm
  37. What an amazing creation, Jennifer. I hopped over to Facebook and Like’d you, lol. Thanks for the chance to win one of your kits!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm
  38. So! I am already a fan of your fb page. I love your work. I appreciate the time you take to make your things look so unique. All the layers! and detail. Love it!!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm
  39. I also have you already marked as one of my favorites on etsy. It was hard to choose one thing I like best – ’cause I like it all. I really loved the I (heart) mini-album kit. http://www.etsy.com/listing/71233078/i-heart-mini-book-kit Thanks for a chance to win!!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm
  40. Oh wow what a great layout … it’a amazing !
    Wonderfull idea
    Thank you so much for all ideas ;-))

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 6:22 pm
  41. Great pictures! I never thought to stamp through a template! Where have I been??

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm
  42. Fabulous Jennifer!! Can’t believe how good all these templates together look!! I would have a created a big mess for sure, but you make the result look just perfect!!!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm
  43. I Love the results of some fun techniques on this layout. It is reminding me that I really have a lot of stuff already to make fabulous layouts.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm
  44. Thanks for showing some great techniques

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm
  45. Love all the layers of ink. Great layout! Thanks.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm
  46. I just “liked” you on FB too.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm
  47. I went and checked out your etsy shop too. I guess Christmas is on my mind, because I really liked the Be Jolly mini. Thanks for the additional giveaway!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm
  48. Fabulous LO.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm
  49. “Liked” on FB

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm
  50. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the instructions and the great inspiration!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm
  51. All I can say is WOW! TFS

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm
  52. Um….WOW!!!!! You totally blew me away with that layout background!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm
  53. I am loving these templates! Great project!
    DeniseB

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm
  54. Oh my goodness so amazing!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm
  55. Your layout is amazing. Bet you can’t wait to get your pictures!

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm
  56. I’m blown away by this! I love all the layers, and your style is wonderful.

    Posted on October 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm
  57. Cool goodies – thanks for the giveaway.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 12:02 am
  58. I love the drips on the lo!
    I’ve liked your FB page and the product I like the most from your etsy shop is the Bask in the Sun mini book http://www.etsy.com/listing/80832413/bask-in-the-sun-mini-book-kit

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 12:14 am
  59. This was by far my favorite stop on the blog hop. I am going to bookmark it and give it a whirl. I hope I can do it justice.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 12:20 am
  60. i really like this project. the embossing is so cool. and spritzing and dripping and all the things i like. i must bookmark this and make something with these components.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 12:49 am
  61. Fantastic layout! Great details.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:07 am
  62. This is a gorgeous double page layout. You did the an amazing job.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:08 am
  63. Love this. You did a great job!! Will have to try this.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:27 am
  64. I LOVE what you made. I especially love the haunted house part! OOOHHHHHHHHHHHH, Ohhhhhhhh (scary noises_)

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:32 am
  65. I LIKED you on Facebook. I hope that I win!!! It’s a great kit!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:33 am
  66. Fantastic Halloween layout, I adore your use of the templates to create the wonderful textures and gorgeous design.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:55 am
  67. I’ve liked you on FB

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:55 am
  68. I love your layout, I don’t know where you get all of the ideas from. I will be coming back to your blog often and checking you out on facebook. But for now I am on to my next trick or treat hop stop.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:59 am
  69. I love how you made the background! It’s almost a shame you have to cover it up with photos. I went and liked you on facebook and on etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/80887017/10-wood-spools-12-inch-sew-cute I really like the spools! I need to find at least one for a project I’m doing for a friend.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 2:00 am
  70. Jennifer, your blog is AWESOME! I just love it. Your layout really caught my eye with all the layers of color and design. Even if you weren’t offering goodies for doing so I would still follow your blog. :). So, I’m a new follower and my favorite Etsy item from your shop is the Flea Market mini book.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 2:12 am
  71. You are so stinkin creative!!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 2:45 am
  72. I “like” you on facebook!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 2:46 am
  73. You have so many fun things in your etsy shop but these stick pins caught my eye.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/83174337/bulk-stick-pins-box-of-72-triple-pearl

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 2:53 am
  74. Seriously cool page – love the drippy green smooch! Thanks so much for sharing this and for the chance to win such yummy candy!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 3:02 am
  75. Trick or treat, a great candy hop.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 3:46 am
  76. That’s pretty cool! Trick or Treat, smell my FEET! :-P

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 3:50 am
  77. Very cool looking outstanding. love it so much thanks for sharing.
    [email protected]

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 4:33 am
  78. Awesome layout. Love the final result. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 11:54 am
  79. What an awesome set of examples! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm
  80. Terrific layout!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm
  81. WOW!! Beautiful build to a gorgeous layout!
    I love how it all comes together perfectly!!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm
  82. I am a Follower on Facebook now too!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm
  83. I shopped thu all you Etsy pages several times and it was had to choose just one thing!! LOL I would love the random stuff destash, but alas the gorgeous purple on the card kit wins out!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/73171351/totally-inky-cards-kit

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm
  84. Your background is so spooky/awesome! Love the paint drips and the clear resist effect!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  85. What a delectable mix of texture, layers, and pattern! Awesome LO! Thank you for showing your process–the step by step and end result are way cool!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm
  86. Thank you for the clear step by step directions. I love how the clear embossing acts as a resist. I went to your facebook page and liked it. I also went to your etsy shop and drooled over all your trims… couldn’t decide which is my favorite!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm
  87. OMG that page layout is a master piece!!!

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm
  88. Jennifer this is incredible. I am going to have to give this a try tomorrow.

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm
  89. i really bloved your layout. tfs your process

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 12:22 am
  90. Such a cool effect! Love your pages. You really showed us some great tips and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 1:22 am
  91. Love the layering with the stencils. Lots of food for thought in your pages..

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 2:04 am
  92. It’s so neat to see how differently everyone uses their stencils. I’ve just ordered a few and can’t wait to try these techniques. Happy Trick or Treating!

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 3:02 am
  93. Wow…I love what you did so beautiful. I follow on facebook and I am following your blog.So happy to have found you.

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 11:52 am
  94. Amazing, love how you created the background pages – and you certainly have a way with the finished pps too!

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm
  95. Fantastic Layout! Loved what you did!!

    {I liked you on FB}

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm
  96. I can’t believe you’re making me pick ONE thing from your shop that I like….
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/80898253/sample-sale-12×12-school-acrylic-top
    love the red berry trim on the 1st page too…. all the trims rock.
    LOTS of stuff to love…. you are very talented!

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm
  97. So cool, love all the projects and products.

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm
  98. Amazing layout!!!

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm
  99. Wow! I just love how you combined the stencils on the layout for such an interesting look.

    Posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm
  100. now that is insane! love love love the s.b.s photos…awesome and oh how i LOVE halloweeeeeen!

    Posted on October 11, 2011 at 2:48 am