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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

H & M Fall Blog Hop & Giveaway

H&M's 1st Blog Hop,

Yeepee, H & M is having their very 1st blog hop. How to play: visit EACH design team members blog listed below and follow thier directions. This is my very 1st time at participating in not only a blog hop but giving away blog candy so be kind. I am learning.
Anyhow, for a chance to win this fantastic clear acrylic stamp set from H&M Stamp Comany called "Old Fashioned Hay Ride" and a box full of goodies simply leave me a comment telling me what Fall reminds you of. One comment per person daily please. But to increase your chances of winning visit each member of the H&M Design Team and enter their giveaway contest. Be prepared though to see some spooktactular Fall ideas using these wonderful sets as well as some extra added goodies. Whatever you do just have a hoppin' good time. LOL. Drawings will be held October 7th.

Before you go hopping let me tell you what I have in the picture above. The tall project is an altered 2 yr calendar. I covered the outside with vanilla card stock, stamped the Scarecrow and sentiment then coloring the images. I stamped, colored and cut out the pumpkins. I stamped colored and cut out 4 of the scarecrow faces on vanilla cs then used my mirrow stamp to stamp the image omitting the face part so I could have the back side of the head 2 times. I attached some raffia to the bottom of the front & back images and glued them together with a toothpick in the center to stick in a cup cake or pecan tart teehee. I used one of the faces on the back of the calendar cover matted on a giga scallop circle. I stamped the HAND STAMPED image on the bottom just to make it personal. The other face is matted on scallop circle and glued to the top of a small altered pringles can that I will fill with halloween candy and then glue closed. These make such fun gifts. I stamped the line of pumpkins and colored them. matted them on a strip to fold over and make a napkin ring for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving and fall always make me think of Candied or Caramel Apples, Fairs, Turkey & Dressing and my Mama's famous Easy Pecan Pies. Yum Yum.

Here is my Mama's Recipe:
4 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 cup Light Karo Syrup
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Pecans
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons Melted margarine
2 unbaked pie shells (either shallow or deep will work)
Combine all ingredients adding Pecans last.
Divide into the 2 unbaked pie shells
Bake at 325 degrees for 30-45 min.
I can make these so I know anyone else can and man are they good.

My give away will include the altered calendar, 2 napkin rings, 2 scarecrow cupcake picks (sorry the pecan tarts are NOT included, dh ate them after the pic was taken), the altered pringles can filled with some yummy candy, some ribbon, and the stamp set "Old Fashioned Hay Ride". YEH!
Good luck and get to hopping.
~Tracy (http://tracylynn00.blogspot.com/)
~Carolina (http://creativepad.typepad.com/creative_pad)
~Julia (http://www.createwithjulia.blogspot.com/)
~Nancy (http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com/)
~Shannon (http://www.hoppycreations.blogspot.com/)
~Debbie (http://www.dbdoodle.com/)
~Sarah (http://sarah331980.blogspot.com/)
~Heather (http://hlr976.blogspot.com/)
~Janette (http://stampinwithstyle.blogspot.com/

50 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh wow, I fell in love with this stamp set the first project I saw made with it! Fall reminds me of the hayrides and wienie roasts of my childhood. I loved them.

Anonymous said...

My Dh would have eaten the pecan pies too!!! I am interested in the non edible candy...it loks delicious - good enough to eat in fact!!! Thanks for the chance to win...I am making room in Craft Central!! Lovely Linda

Bellawhoop said...

Fall was never a big deal to me because I grew up in Central Texas and things didn't seem to change, except that school started! Now, after having finally experienced "Fall," I think of cool, crisp air, leaves turning colors and falling, and going to the pumpkin patch. Love this stamp set and love all of your fabulous creations! Thanks for the opportunity to win and having this fun blog hop!

Cindy Vernon said...

Awesome stamps, just love them and I would love to win!

Lori said...

As soon as fall hits, I immediately think of apple orchards!!! Love to go and get pumpkins and pick apples!!

I must try your recipe for the Pecan Pie, sounds delicious!!

Great stamps and projects too!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

fall reminds me of all my favorite colors and my wedding. i got married in oct because it just such a beautiful time of the year!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a great stamp set! Love all your projects! Thanks for the recipe, too! When I think of fall, I think of turning leaves and apple cider and cool, crisp days!
Carla

kat said...

I'm afraid fall means the end of summer :-( and I love summer. Oh, well, eventually it's summer again!

Julia Aston said...

Love your projects Neva! and congrats on being the Star DT for the month! you well deserve it with all your cards and projects on the DT blog and SCS! job well done girl!!!

jackie said...

thanks for chance to win...love everything about fall!! esp scarecrows...i entered 2 at our fair this year and took a 1st place with one!!! fun

Deb said...

Fabulous projects and TFS the yummy recipe!! Fall reminds me of family, fun, and it has always been my favorite time of year. I love to see the trees change, when I was a kid I loved jumping in the leaves and now I enjoy watching my son do it! Fall is full of beautiful colors and things to be grateful for, like Halloween and Thanksgiving! Thanks for the chance to win!

Doris said...

oh this is wonderful! Fall always remainds me my birthday and school:)

Lauren said...

Fabulous set Neva!

~Q~ said...

What a great looking set. Fall reminds me of sweaters - I love taking my sweaters out of the cedar chest when the evenings get cool and the leaves begin to change. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Awsome set... I love fall because that is the time of year I got married... my parents got married it is my birthday and my hubbies... and I love the leaves and the changing of seasons..I live in Wisconsin and I know that Winter is next but I like that also...

Annelies said...

Fall reminds me of walking in the forest between the falling leaves in all kind of colours. And then when we come home eat pancakes with hot choco. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Stampin Cats said...

What a nice fall/thanks giving set. Fall reminds me that it is time to get close things up. Sitting around bon fires and drinking hot cider.

Bunny B said...

Fall reminds me of all things homemade and country-ish like pumpkin pie and apple cider! :)

JHET said...

Fall reminds me that every season has it's beginning and end. And it also reminds me of hot chocolate and warm blankets. =)

Thanks for the blog candy offer.

sandyh50 said...

I love fall, no more mosquitoes! I love the cool crisp mornings and then warmer in the afternoon, and of course, the beautiful fall foliage!! I love these stamps and hope I win!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I love scarecrows. Fall is great for the autumn smells, crisp leaves under your feet and all the neat holidays coming up.

Swedie

Claudia said...

Wonderful blog, so much inspiration! Fall reminds me of the smell of pumpkins with a candle in them, piles of leaves to run and play in, crisp fresh air and fun.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net
www.claudiafranson.blogspot.com

cricketpe said...

Your project is so cute! Fall reminds me of when I lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the colors were always changing; it was SO beautiful! I love fall; it's my favorite time of year :)

Sue Strozyk said...

Love your projects!! I love the Fall!!!

Dawn said...

Love your projects!!! thanks for the chance to win this!!!

jimlynn said...

Fall is like a breath of fresh air!
Love the stamp set.
Thanks, Lynn Hayes

Maxene Choi said...

Oh, I love your projects and that stamp set too! Fall reminds me of walking home from grade school, shuffling my feet through the leaves and smelling the autumn scents. It also reminds me of warmth and the all the fun games we'd play in the huge leaf piles we'd rake up.
maxene dot stamp at gmail dot com

Linda said...

I love the fall colors---living in Michigan so get to see the beautiful trees as they change colors. Love to make fall cards.
Linda Peterson

Kathy H said...

Fall reminds me that winter is almost here....TFS the recipe...

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Fall reminds me of hayrides and apple cider. Yum, I love apple cider and wait around for it all year long! I stock up on it when it finally reaches to stores!!!

Primitive Seasons said...

Fall reminds me of 41 years ago Oct. 14 I was married. It was a beautiful fall day with leaves on the ground, started out a little cloudy but the sun came through and it was crisp and clear. Wonderful memories!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

catdidit said...

What an awesome project! such a neat idea! That set is just ADORable!

Fall reminds of the time for school to start! Even though I havent been in school for YEARS...it still brings back the memories of shopping for school clothes, getting new ones for the cooler months and burning up wearing them the first few months of school! LOL!

sarah said...

here in maui fall reminds me of whale season!! beautiful work neva

Deloris said...

Fall always reminds me of carmel apples, hay rides and dressing up for Halloween.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Deloris
http://4mystampingfriends.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Fall is apple picking time... apple butter, apple pie, apple cobbler, and just eating apples!

Tracey said...

Hmmm, not sure Fall reminds me of anything but I do love it! The cool crisp air is the best!

Kay said...

Fall is allergies and refreshingly cooler weather - ha! Thanks for the opportuntiy!

Veronica said...

Fall reminds me of of change. The leaves change, the temp changes, attitudes change, fresh air, apples, pumpkins and the smells.

I just love
FALL

thank you for the chance to play

marywebb said...

Fall reminds me of huge winter storms. We live right by the Pacific Ocean and we great some really great storms here...I love them when I'm all cozy in my house.

Thanks for the chance,

maryw@bandon.k12.or.us

Meggan said...

Fall reminds me of the fun I had with my sister as a kid. We would play outside in the fresh fall air making leaf piles and jumping into them repeatedly!
Thanks for the fun blog hop!
Meggan

Ryann said...

Fall reminds me the leaves will be turning colors and falling off the tree and the weather starts to get cold and crisp. Love the fall!

Jessica said...

Fall reminds me of school. We had lots of chestnut trees around my elementary school, and we'd pick bags of them every year, and trade them, and make necklaces.

cathygalloway89 said...

I love all your blog candy!! Fall is one of my favorite seasons!

Carolina said...

Just wanted to tell you again how adorable all your projects are and what a lucky person the winner will be for getting all these goodies! Good luck to all and huge congrats to the winner!

Giovana said...

Super cute projects!!!
I love Fall because of the nice weather, the trees changing colors, the rain and becuase during the Fall time is my Birthday, LOL.
Thanks for the chance to win.
God bless
Giovana

Tamara said...

I love fall so much. I love the colours, the chill, the hay rides and hot chocolate, curling up by the fire and taking in the smells.

CountessLaurie said...

Fall reminds me of my mother's spagetti sauce...YUM! She always made it at the end of the tomato season with the cheaper tomatoes. We would get off the school bus and smell those tomatoes simmering from the street! GOOD STUFF! More recently, fall reminds me of Chili!! My husband makes chili now that the weather is, well, chilly :-) I reminded him just yesterday that it's chili season again!

Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the opportunity to win!

StampinCathy said...

Fall reminds me the summer is over and all the fun holidays are coming to make fun cards and handmade presents. Thanks for a chance at this sweet stamp set.
Love your projects and so inspiring.

Jacqueline said...

Yummm your recipe sounds delightful! Love all your creations! Great blog!

Deb said...

Hi Neva!

A flood of memories came back w/ this question! My best memories of Fall really center around Halloween. My older brothers would take me trick or treating. Sometimes we would trick or treat for UNICEF too. My dad worked at a pharmacy that hosted a big Halloween party in their parking lot. Lots of great candy, a not very scary Dracula, a cauldron of bubbling punch w/ dry ice...and best of all a real live *headless* horseman (who happened to be the store owner!)...makes me smile just thinking of how much fun it was, and that it is the reason why I love it so much even as an adult!

LOL....betcha didn't expect a book! ;) Thanks for the chance to win some *candy* of a different sort!