Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Celebrations Blog Hop - Link Up Party!

Welcome to our FALL CELEBRATIONS BLOG HOP. The design team is thinking outside the box this fall to bring you some new crafty inspiration. Whether you are celebrating a fall birthday or anniversary - birth of a new baby or a Halloween celebration...and let's not forget those of us in the US celebrating our Thanksgiving...there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the fall. Please hop along with us as we show you ways to celebrate those special fall occasions.
If you arrived here from Patti's blog then you are in the right spot. If you'd like to start at the beginning, please start at In case you get lost along the way, here is our complete lineup.
I love Fall, it is one of my most favorite seasons.  As Halloween gets closer, I like to make luminaries to line the walk way to the front door.  Where I live now, we don't get any little trick or treaters :( - but I can still enjoy luminaries on my table.
The luminary base came from the Silhouette Studio, in the software I was able to take an image from Nikki's  "Beary Scary" file and cut a hole in his belly for the tea light to shine through.  The smaller luminary, I used Nikki's "print and cut" feature and cut the shape of the Frankenstein bear and then placed two colored ones on each side.  Nikki's files are so versatile with all the different file types, the possibilities are truly endless.
Here is a picture of them lit up with battery tea lights.
I placed a little sheet of vellum behind the openings.  I love how they came out and you can do this with any of Nikki's files - like I said, the possibilities are endless.  Hope I inspired you to think outside the box.
I am offering BLOG CANDY!!  All you have to do is go to and tell me what your favorite file is.  You can win a Martha Stewart's CIRCLE CUTTER.
Now for some fun!!! After you've hopped through our design teams amazing projects, come back to and link up your own fall celebrations project. The rules are simple.
1) Make a fall celebrations project using a file from Paper Piecings By Nikki
2) Become a follower of the
3) Like "Paper Piecings By Nikki" on facebook and join in all the fun challenges and giveaways we have every week!
You may enter more than one project - but no more than three.
We will be picking one lucky person to be a guest designer in our November Blog Hop. The person we pick will be able to pick the file of their choice - FREE and use it to create a project in our hop. We can't wait to see what you all create. You will have one week to link up your project (s). Happy Paper Crafting and Piecing!!!


Patti Ross said...

WOW Linda, I love these. I've never thought to do that! Love how you used the print and cut feature - PERFECT for these!

(your sister)

**********************Barb said...

Linda these are so awesome! I agree with Patti! I would of never thought of something like this! The granbabies would love these! Great project!

Kris Dietz said...

What a great idea!! I love them! TFS.

My favorite file is the You're So Sweet.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Pamela Lash said...

Great luminary, Linda - you always have such lovely projects!

pam said...

thanks for the great idea!

Paper Craft Island said...

Oh wow!!! How awesome are these? Fabulous job, Linda! And so creative! I dont think I've seen anyone do something like this before!!! ♥ it!


silvia said...

Awesome luminaries!! LOVE the bear!!

My favorie file is Beary Scary Halloween :)

callyannc said...

Way too cute! Love it! Callyann

Mian said...

So cute Halloween luminaries! Great project!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Dream Valley Design Team Member

julie_woolston said...

Fantastic creations .

Thank you for joining us at Leis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Sandy said...

Very cute...Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 everybody. Good luck! Sandy :)

Marlene Atkinson said...

Lovely Halloween card.Please could you link your card to the blog post and link back to the challenge. Marlene DT

Karee Sue said...

what a cute project, love it,
there are so many cute files at PPbyN that it's so hard to choose a favorite, but heres one of critters.

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