Friday, October 7, 2011

What I Love About Fall/Halloween Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the What I Love About Fall/Halloween  Blog Hop.  This hop is scheduled from Oct. 7 at 8:00 am through Oct.8 at 11:00 pm (central time).

If you just happened to come to this blog, you can start at the beginning withj Lisa Peters-  If you just came from (name of person before you in the lineup)   blog, then you are in the right spot.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies.  There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop.

The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice.  Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops.  Please come back both days to see great projects.

Here is the complete lineup:

To be eligible for the grand prize, you must visit each blog and leave a comment. You also MUST visit Lisa's blog and leave a comment for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page:  Please let her know if you don't do facebook and she won't count that against you for the blog candy.  Now for the blog candy, I bet you are wondering what it could be.   It will be a grab bag full of goodies!

I would like to share with you our family's tree of thanks.  This has been an annual family tradition for nine years, since our oldest child was two.  We have done three-dimensional trees in the past and placed them on the Thanksgiving table, but this year it is a scrapbook page so we can add it to our family's scrapbook easily.

To create our tree and leaves, I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (my favorite!).  The clouds in the background are made with silver embossing powder and liquid applique to give the dimension.  The year is added with Cork Alphabets.  All products are from Close to my Heart.
This isn't a perfectly executed page, but our kids always look back to our thankful trees and remember what life was like at that moment.

All purchases made from my Close to my Heart page support the adoption of Guan Guan.  You can read more about his story at

Your next stop is Jamie at
Have a great day and please stop back tomorrow for another great project.


Dena said...

What a neat project! TFS!

Dena Jones

Luanne said...

Lovely tree.
I am your new follower.


Mallika said...

i like your tree

Kristy said...

Super cute, April! Great project. Glad to be in this hop with you!


Barbara B said...

Great Idea! I love it! Great hopping with you.

Barbara B.

Vicki said...

What a great idea and one that would work out so well for my gsons at our Thanksgiving celebration dinner!..Thanks for sharing!

mamawcindy said...

What a Great Family Tradition! Love It! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

Love the project and it's great for the future generations to see what you were thankful for. Thanks so much for joining me in the hop, I really appreciate it.

McVic said...

Great idea! Love the hand written leaves!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your layout. The Art Philosphy cartridge is on my wish list. I am a follower.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Cindy said...

April love the family tree and love the very center is God he is the true center of all things family. This is something that can be shared for generations to come and something your grandchildren can incorporate into their lives at thanksgiving to carry on the family tradition.
I am a new follower
cbcotton @ yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

What a great project and a super tradition that every family should do. Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea.

shersl84bed said...

Cool project. I love how you all write on your own leaves.

SMiles Sher

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

What a neat idea and I may "lift" this idea for my thankful page for this year with my Thanksgiving book! Thanks for sharing and I am glad to be a part of this hop with you! :)

Lisa said...

what a great family tradition!!! TFS

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

lorby said...

Very cute tree. I'll have to steal that idea for Thanksgiving. : ) Jearise in Lorby's World.

Liz said...

what a great idea! love this tree


i love your family tree is awesome

Eva said...

love this idea, super cute and all about Family. Very nice.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

smyiow said...

Trees are the best and this layout is an awesome idea!! I think it is amazing!!

craftaholic said...

I love your Idea for the scrapbook and the table one sounds good as well!! TFS!! I am already a follower here!

I would like to invite you to my Birthday Blog Hop on November 19th for the "Me and Mickey's Birthday blog hop"! There are alot of very talented blogs going to be involved and lots of candy to be had.. Mine is a surprise!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Charlotte said...

This is just so nice for your family to do. It is so pretty. I make one similar in my classroom with my students each year.
wils6080 at bellsouth dot net

callyannc said...

Very cute family tree! TFs CallyAnn

thepaperthumb said...

What a neat idea. I'm going to copy this idea. TFS.
New follower.

Amy said...

I love this idea, and I love that you are teaching your children to find things to be thankful for in each day!! What a wonderful tradition that they are sure to carry on to their own families in the future!! :)

I'm so glad I got to hop with you!!

Amy :) at