Monday, October 29, 2012

Carvin' It Up | Social {Media } Butterflies' October Blog Hop

Hi All! Welcome to October's edition of the Social {Media} Butterflies' Blog Hop! This month our challenge for all is to "Carve It up." With Halloween only a few days away we figured it would be a great time to give our die cut machines, x-acto knives, and scissors a workout.

If you've been hopping along the way, you should have arrived here via Shay's blog.

If not, be sure to head back there and leave some love. There is a great giveaway involved to the those who participate and comment. ;)

Here is my inspiration for color and for carvin' it up:

A whimsical Halloween dress. Love the fall color combo and the silhouette and pleats against the backdrop of the red-orange shutter. Couldn't wait to play after finding it on Pinterest!!

I created this layout using my Cameo. If you follow my blog, you may have seen it posted already as it was part of my Little Black Dress DT gallery for this month. --Loved the Silhouette web cut and added texture by stitching and leaving stray ends for added "web" effect. Also, I added a bit of glitter glue to mimic "silky dew" on the web.

And, of course I had to make a few cards to celebrated the season/holiday:

Here's a closeup of one spooky card:

Lots of October afternoon Witch Hazel wickedness there. ;)

Fussy cutting here and made with scraps of Witch Hazel:

I hope to get back later with some Cameo "carved"creations from my archives.
Until then, keep hopping along and leave a little love along the way to earn yourself chances at two $10 Silhouette Cameo Download cards!! Shay and I are each giving away one!!
Remember the more you participate and leave "love" the greater your chances for winning.
Following me on Twitter "SuzMannecke" and Instagram (same id) as well as following me here on my blog increase your chances. Also, you will have til this Sunday to post your creation made based off of our color and carvin challenges. Be sure to tweet about the hop with my name included in the tweet @suzmannecke for more chances #SMBiGbloghop!!
Have fun!

Link up your projects here on my blog or here:


  1. Love your Projects this Month Suz! :)

  2. I love that you were able to take inspiration from a dress and create a layout! Loving the cards too!

  3. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Very cool, Suz! I love how you used the OA guy :) Love the cards, too!

  4. Oh, I love those leaves! Great job :)

  5. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  6. I like how you did the spider web, and that last card is so super cute!!


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