Thursday, August 8, 2013

Get Inky Stamps Spooktacular Blog Hop


YIPPEE YAY!!! Welcome to the GI 2013 Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop and Sale!!!

During your hopping journey, you will be partying with the Get Inky Design Team
and viewing some very amazing creations! They are such a talented group!
I am so grateful to have them as a part of the Get Inky Team!
And we are all so THANKFUL to have YOU here with us!

THIS weekend only (starting NOW through Sunday the 11th at 11:59pm PST) we will be
taking 20% off of your ENTIRE order at our Etsy Shop!!!
No minimum purchase required, just use
coupon code 2013SPOOKTACULAR20 upon checking out.
Click HERE to shop.

TREATS (provided you follow the rules):
One lucky winner will receive the 2013 Halloween Spooktacular Stamp Set
(value $27.99, winner is responsible for shipping charges and will be billed via PayPal emailed invoice).
*To be eligible to be in the drawing for this set, you must complete these 2 easy steps...

- Follow ALL blogs along the hop if you aren't doing so already.
- Comment on EVERY blog post along the hop.

We also have three $15 gifts to our Etsy shop!!!

* To be eligible for one of these prizes, you must...
-Follow ALL blogs along the hop if you aren't doing so already.
-Comment on ONE blog post.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday August 14, 2013 on the Get Inky Stamps Blog.



Here is the complete line up, should you become lost along the way...






As some of you may know, I've been busy making BOO Bags for my friends and neighbors for Halloween. For those of you not familiar with BOO Bags, let me explain...

For some Halloween fun, you pick 3 friends, neighbors, or co-workers that you are going to "BOO"
this means you leave them a special treat but you don't tell them who it's from.

(Side note: The first time I ever received one, I ended up finding out it was from a family member because I had mentioned I received an edible item on my porch without any info as to who it was from and I was hesitant to consume it...lol...a bit paranoid, yes, that's me....LOL. Since then, I had taken it upon myself to create these for my co-workers, trying to bring fun into the office. But I am no longer employed there.
Boy, do I miss those days...)

So you pick 3 to BOO. In your BOO bag/package, you must include the following:
- TREAT (But you probably figured this one out yourself.)
- Cute note/poem (GI's 2013 Halloween Spooktacular stamp set has this poem for you)
- Directions on what to do now that you've been boo-'ed (another item in stamp set
and BOO-ed recipients are given my permission to photocopy my stamps for this use)
- 2 BOO pictures...one says BOO and other says "I've been Boo-ed!" (Keep it simple since recipient needs to make 3 copies of this one...yes, normally one would not photocopy stamped images due to copyright violation, however...this is the ONLY time I am giving permission and allowing photocopies of my Halloween stamps to be used for this purpose only :0)
(Lot's of cute stamps in this set for many creations!!!)


The back of my bag with the directions and the I've been BOO-ed pic...
I stamped the image on Neenah card stock and colored it in with Copics.
For the spider webs, I'd stamp twice per inked stamp. I used my Glaze pen on the spider.
I love how this came out! Sooo fun!
 Close up...
The BOO pic for recipient to display so others will know that the person has been boo-ed...

The little "bag" was easy to make. It was from a 6x12 inch card stock. One end I scored at one inch and the other end at a half inch. Then I scored the center (after having folded the edges up) to create the little "bag".
Here is what the bag looks like prior to closing... 
Here is inside of bag closed...
I used Tombow glue and double sided tape (tape helps plastic bag stick in, along with a few glue dots). I also used a punch for the bagged candy to show through. Using Nestabilities shapes, I created the area for my image. the cute little Halloween saying was made by me for Get Inky Stamps. (To order click HERE. Don't forget to use coupon code 2013SPOOKTACULAR20 for 20% off your ENTIRE ORDER!!!) Then I punched a few holes for a ribbon handle and tied a bow. I added gems to the scallop and...Viola! Done. Easy peasy and FUN too....right?!!

Don't forget to follow my blog...if you are not already one of my lovely followers :o)
And pleeaseee...leave me some "love" (comments), I love reading them and promise to respond to you!

Okay, I think I kept you here long enough...go on,
have some more fun...next up is our talented ASHLEY
who will inspire you with her amazing creation!








39 comments:

  1. Very cute!! I love this fun idea of blessing your friends. The bags are adorable. Thanks for sharing this fun idea.

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    1. Thank you for leaving me some "love" and thank you so much for being a part of our hop! -Thia

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  2. I've never heard of BOO bags, but it's a cute idea! Love it and your project!

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  3. Super cute bag!Never heard of a boo bag,great idea!!!

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    1. Thanks for joining us Mary Ann and thank you for your sweet comment! -Thia

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  4. What fun this is! I have got to do this.

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    1. It is very fun Ann! It's even better getting to watch the BOO's spread through the workplace or neighborhood. What's even better, now that there's stamps, I don't have to go searching the web, my files, or brain each year for a spiffy poem or directions! Lovin it! I hope you enjoy them too! -Thia

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  5. Very cute BOO bags!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Pam! And thank you so much for joining us! -Thia

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  6. Great idea & they are so cute! Thanks for sharing the details on how to make them. I like the papers you chose & how you decorated them; of course I love the stamps! =) Another great hop too!

    ~Beth
    http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Beth for all of your sweet comments! I am glad you love the stamps, I looked forward to seeing your creations with them! -Thia

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  7. How KI-UTE is that?? I love this fun little idea, especially the anonymous part! I see many giggles watching my co-workers try to figure out where it came from. What a fabulous stamp set! Such wonderful images and the font is just perfect for Halloween! So glad to find something new and different for "happies". Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle for your sweet comments as well as for joining us this weekend! It is great fun to watch the BOO's spread through the office or neighborhood and with this stamp set, it'll save you time trying to gather the pieces you will need or from having to come up with the BOO poem and directions each year! -Thia

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  8. Cute bags! I am already a follower.

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  9. OMG, I want to be your neighbor! I think that this is such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing it.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Sue! It's a lot of fun! It's neat to watch the BOOs spread too! -Thia

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  10. Oh, this reminds me of May Day baskets but for Halloween. Bow fun is that? Thanks so much for the inspiration!!! (Am already a follower)

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    1. Thanks Kathy! BOOing is so much fun! Especially when you watch it spread through the office or neighborhood (or both)! -Thia

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  11. What a cute idea!! I've never heard of that before but it sounds very fun!!

    ~Emily
    resinjewelry.blogspot.com

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    1. Emily- it is so much fun! Especially getting to watch the number of people being boo-ed. And with this stamp set, it saves the searching for instructions or poem each year. Thanks for joining us! -Thia

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  12. That lil' monster is cutie. Love the bags. I might just give this a shot this year. Thank you for giving us permission to photo copy your images.

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  13. Your link for Jessica's blog is showing up as a message from Facebook.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know. It's weird that sometimes it does and then other times it doesn't. We are looking into this. -Thia

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  14. Excellent hop! This new stamp set is awesome! I'm so glad to have stamps to create the boo bags too! I think I will do it this year for the first time. Your boo bag is stinkin' cute!

    La-Vie B. - Get Inky DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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    1. Thanks so much La-Vie! I can't wait to see your creations and hear how the BOOs spread. It's so much fun watching! Enjoy the stamps! Thanks so much for being a part of the team! -Thia

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  15. what a fun idea! I've never heard of BOO bags before!

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  16. What a fun and Supercute idea!!!! I have never heard of doing this before. Now I'm trying to think of who I can BOO!!!

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    1. Thanks Angelica! It is really so much fun watching the BOOs spread through the office or neighborhood. Let me know if you decide to do it this year! I'd love to hear how it turns out and to see any project that you created for it. -Thia

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  17. Very cool project
    Great bright colours
    Tx

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  18. That Boo'ed Bag idea is FABULOUS!!!! I Love It... Thinking I might try to start this around here. Thanks for the great idea and the AWESOME project. You're newest follower (at this point) :)

    Blessings,
    Kathy Carter
    carterscraftingcorner.blogspot
    https://www.facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorner?ref=hl

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