Friday, October 15, 2010

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop!!

Hi Everybody!
I hope monsters don't scare you, because you will see a lot of them here!! Thank you for joining me and 10 other spook-taculary talented ladies.  Here are the Monsters Mashing with us:





There is something for everybody on this hop, no matter what kind of machine you have!  Ok, so on to my project!! My oldest daughter actually came up with this idea. She wanted to have a countdown calendar like the ring one that she makes at school for Christmas. I thought that was a great idea, but decided to put the Cricut twist on it. So here's what I came up with:

*Mini Monsters cart (all the monsters)
*Happy Hauntings spooky font (title)
*Martha Stewart paper
*My and My Big Ideas stickers
*bling from stash
*white ink on edges
*black rafia
*glue dots
*Bind-it-All machine
*black 1 1/2" O-wire
*crop-o-dile (punch hole to hang from)
*My Gypsy!!






*The Halloween was cut @ 3.35"
*Countdown was cut @ 1.70"








*To attach the rafia loop, I just put one end of the rafia in the middle of a glue dot.  Then I spread out the other end and stuck that to the glue dot.  When I spread it out, it covers the glue dot so the back won't be sticky. 








*I bent the wires by hand, because I wanted some monsters higher than others.







*Now enjoy the monster parade!! 
*(All monsters cut @ 6".)







I hope you enjoyed my project!!  I only made 7 monsters, but I think for next year, I will make 31, one for each day.  You can also write a halloween tradition, or activity on the back of each monster.  Then you can do that activity that is on the back of that monster.  Great family bonding time!! 


*********Don't forget about the GRAND PRIZE!!***********



Marlo from Scrap ‘N Tote has generously donated one of these awsome storage systems for you Cricut carts!  These can hold up to 36 cartridges, and they can store the handbook, overlay, and cartridge together!  Sarah at Pink Cricut did a video showing all about this product.  Thanks Sarah!!  You can also click on the Scrap ‘N Tote picture on the left side to go to their website.  If you decide to purchase one, be sure to use the code IHEARTSCRAP'NTOTE to get 10% off!! (She is also having an Imagine giveaway!!  Be sure to enter for that!)  To be entered for this fabulous grand prize:

 *Please leave ONE comment ON EVERY BLOG IN THIS HOP. 
*I'd love it if you also decided to become a follower.

The winner will be chosen with Random.org, and will be announced on Oct. 21st.   


PLEASE CLICK ON OUR CUTE LITTLE MONSTER TO GO TO SEE WHAT THERESA THE SCRAPBOOKING QUEEN WILL SCARE YOU WITH IN THE NEXT STOP IN THE HOP!

Crazy About Cricut Halloween Hop

167 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea!! My kids were love that! Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway.

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  2. Love the cute little monsters! Great project idea!! :-)

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  3. oh my! How stinking cute! wish I had Mini Monsters cart! TFS

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  4. So cute. Everytime I follow one of the hops, it makes me want a new cartridge or a new tool. In this case, the bind all looks like it would come in handy. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Trisha

    patnbobcuddyatgmaildotcom

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  5. Great job Jenny! I just love the mini monsters cart;-)
    Jessica
    thecreativestamper@comcast dot net

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  6. so cute, great idea! thanks for sharing

    lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

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  7. cute...cute..love the project. Thanks for sharing

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  8. So cute. I've been wanting mini monsters. Think I'm definitely going to have to get it now. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. great idea! I love it!! I'm addicted to getting cartridges, but the budget isn't there!! LOVE that mini monster one!!

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  10. Loved all the little monsters. I need to get that cartridge! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is rapidly becoming my fav cart. Loved your monsters...great project. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

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  12. Super scarey monster project sure made me smile, and love the spooky music. blanphear@yahoo.com

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  13. This is so cute and what a great idea! I love it!

    Stacey

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  14. Great Project!! The monsters are too cute, this has to be one of my favorite cartridges!! Thanks for the great idea!

    Erika

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  15. Love it!!!!!!! What a neat idea!!!! I also used my Mini Monsters for my projects!!!

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  16. What a cute way to countdown Halloween!

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  17. Lots of creativity here! (Lots of work & lots of fun, too) Thanks for sharing!

    Kristin - www.CreatingWithScrapbooks.com

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  18. What a cute and creative project! I'll bet your daughter loves it! karelj.blogspot.com

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  19. What a cute project love the monsters... they are all so adorable..
    Thanks for having me on your MONSTER MASH hop...
    the Scrapbooking Queen

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  20. another awesome project! Mmonsters is on top my wishlist! :)

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  21. LOved your project and your gang of cute little monsters !!!! Martha C.

    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  22. Very cool project and great blog. TFS

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  23. Your project is SO cute! I am a follower & would like to thank you for a chance to win!!

    Terrie B
    terriennz@att.net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  24. Now that is one terrific idea. I might make something like this for my grandson for christmas countdown. Awesome

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  25. Oh my goondess!! I loved your little monsters!! Your so creative! Thanks!!

    alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

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  26. What a smart little girl. i ADORE that orange monster! Its really sweet, he needs to ride that calender till the last day! Thanks for the hop!

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  27. So cute tfs

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  28. What a fun blog hop! Thank you so much for sharing such a cute project! I love that your daughter came up with the idea! So cute!

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  29. This is so much fun...and I love your little Monster Book! What a cool idea!
    banditsmom32 at hotmail dot com

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  30. Those lil monsters are so cute! Thanks for the blog hop!

    pisces_9315@yahoo.com

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  31. I love your little monsters. What a cute idea.

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  32. Awesome, I love all the little monsters. Great idea to put an activity on the back to do as you pull them off :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  33. what a cute idea. thanks for sharing.

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

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  34. What a great give-a-way! I love the halloween countdown.

    missyb22@hotmail.com

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  35. Super cute!! I love the mini monsters cart.

    gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  36. Cute idea...turned out great! Thanks for the hop and a chance to win cool prizes.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  37. This is adorable! I bought this cartridge a couple of weeks ago and totally love it! My dog loves the spooky background music! Ha ha but I did make it louder just for her! Thank you for always sharing such fun projects! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  38. OMG !!!! Love the cute little monsters! Great Project.
    TFS and the chance to win
    Patty
    dreamcards@hotmail.com

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  39. What a great great idea. I love the book and the monsters/gooblins/and ghost are so cute. Thanks, Terri

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  40. What a cute idea, my kids would love this.

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  41. Little monsters! What a great way to start the day. Very cute love love love your little monsters.

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  42. I love this idea! would love to win this!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

    Sorry I thought I was already a follower. please check out my blog and let me know what you think.

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  43. Such cute monsters! Great project. TFS
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  44. Soo spooky cute!!! What an AWESOME project!! The monsters are adorable..I am a new followere.. feel free to come visit me :)

    hugs.. Tanya
    freddylswillima(at)windstream(dot)net
    www.scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com

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  45. I am completly in love with tha monster countdown idea, i think that i am going to make one for the little kids i babysit, they would love it! I wish i had the little monster cartiage but i have the old calender and there are spiders so i may do that with funky colors. I also think that I am going to do a christ as one that it a fun craft i may even make the peices and allow them to put it together! P.S.a tote like that has been a dream!
    Thanks
    Angela

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  46. Your daugher had a fantastic idea.....too cute!! I may need that mini monster cart now. Love your blog....come visit me I just started one a couple of day's ago.
    Thank's for the invite to the HOP!!!

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  47. This is a really great idea! The kids would have so much fun putting together the monster (or christmas things!) I can't wait to get make one of these! Thanks for sharing!
    Lindsay
    lindsaykay2@gmail.com

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  48. I love your count down calendar!! I was going to start one for this year but, the month has seemed to get away from me. You have given me so many great ideas. I really want to get mini monsters but, every time I go to get it it is sold out. My luck they will have lots after Halloween. LOL. Thank you so much for hosting this blog hop. It is so great to see new ideas from other crafters.

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  49. That was a really cute idea, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win!!

    http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

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  50. Cute idea...Love all your cute Mini Monsters. I never thought I would love this cart, but after playing with it and have the peachykeen stamp faces....I love it so much, it is one of my favs.

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  51. Cute I love it. TFS
    NYGIRL1994@yahoo.com

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  52. Great project! Love, love it! Very talented! WOW!

    I am now your follower and I hope you can do the same! :-)

    http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

    Hop on over to my site….there is a blog hop going on right now with LOTS of blog candy to be won!

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  53. I love the idea of a Halloween countdown calendar...and your little monsters are adorable...love how you decorated them!! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  54. Cute projects, would love to win that. These hops are fun!

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  55. I've ALWAYS wanted to do a HALLOWEEN ADVANT Calender. This is awesome! Finally this Hop is here!

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  56. What cute countdown. You could do that for any occasion too.

    I <3 Mini Monsters. I can't wait til I have my own cart.

    TFS,
    Erin
    Spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  57. What a great project. Thanks for sharing. I'm following you now. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  58. Great project--I love all your monsters!

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  59. spooky hop
    gad1974@windstream.net

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  60. yours and your daughters calendar rawks. i love love love it. thanks ladies

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  61. The monsters are sooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Too cute!!!! Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas.
    marionment@msn.com

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  63. Super cute countdown! I just got mini monsters so I might just have to try this :-)

    calbekah@aol.com

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  64. cool, just got Mini Monsters in the mail!

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  65. what a great project.. I love it.. those little monsters are adorable.. oh sorry.. so spooky, lol

    shelley

    lostnwa98 at frontier dot com

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  66. That is too cute. Mini Monsters is on my wish list! =)

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  67. Your countdown calendar is super cute! I love all of the little monsters!

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  68. I love how you switched it up with a Halloween countdown!! We always used to do something like this as kids, and I can't wait to try this out!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    ~Tara
    tray83 at yahoo dot com

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  69. Great idea. Love the monsters.

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  70. What a clever idea!!! Love, love, love this!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  71. Such a cute project! I love the idea! I only have two cartridges and this makes me want to go out and get about a million more!

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  72. Love the monsters! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  73. Cute, cute, cute idea! I love your little monsters. Thanks for sharing this idea!
    Kim J

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  74. this is so cool. I love it, my neice and nephew would love one of this, thanks for the idea.

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  75. What a fun project!!! I love that idea!!!! Thanks for a great blog hop... I could really use that Scrap'n Tote! I was drooling over it on Sarah's blog yesterday!

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  76. That is such a cool idea. I love it. Thanks for having the hop.

    yolonda
    yianthony at yahoo dot com

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  77. very cute idea !!! what a lot of work with all those monsters LOL, they were too cute though!!
    scrappinwithmybug

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  78. Great idea! I sooo need a Halloween cartridge and I especially need the Mini Monsters :) I'm hopping away now!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  79. What a great idea. I think I might "hide" a treat behind each monster.

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  80. I want to get this cart. Your project is so cute.

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  81. I love your project! what a cute idea. I have been wanting to get this cart now I really want it! great job

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  82. What a fantastic idea! My kids would LOVE that! TFS!!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  83. Now those monsters are just so super cute! I love your project! Gonna keep hopping.

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  84. What a great idea!!!!! I'm already a follower
    wendy.roos2boys@gmail.com

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  85. absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing.

    robindianecreates at gmail dot com

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  86. This makes me want to get my cricut out

    imkksmom at gmail

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  87. I just love those little monsters. Thanks for the great idea!
    owllet at comcast dot net
    Susan

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  88. How cute! I love this, and the little monsters are adorable!
    I am already a follower, love your spooky blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    check my blog out if you can!
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    a_scrap_above at yahoo dot com

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  89. Love your countdown idea.. I really like that mini monsters cart and my kids have had fun making cards with it also. Thanks.
    cjtj1999 at hotmail dot com

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  90. What a cute project. TFS
    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  91. Cute project! I like that it can be used again each year (unlike the rings that get torn). Thanks for sharing!

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  92. What a fun project and giveaway! Thanks!

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  93. Love the cute monsters! This is a great project :)

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  94. Mini Monsters is my favorite cart right now. What a fun way to use it! Great job and thanks for the hop!!! winterblue73@gmail.com

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  95. I love the idea of a halloween countdown calendar! I am beginning to think I do need mini monsters after all :)

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  96. That is a great project and I love this cartridge. Thanks for having this blog hop :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  97. I dont have this cartridge but now I want it!!! So cute, Thank you for this fun Mash.

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  98. great projects they look like they took so much time! thanks for sharing and the hop!
    -Jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  99. Oh this is just darling, as if I needed an excuse to buy cricut cartridges, but I may have to break down for the little monsters!! How fun!

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  100. Love this! Going to have to make one for next year!

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  101. Love the pumpkins....
    michelle
    pmfunk06@yahoo.com

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  102. I just got these cartridge!! Thanks a lot I love it!! I have to work on my Christmas Advent Calendar!! Thanks for the reminder. TFS!!
    Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  103. Cute Project and the monster Parade was very Cute!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

    Rexann

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  104. so flippin cute. Stacey M aka PINKSUGAR

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  105. Wow!! What an amazing project. TWO thumbs up!!!
    I love Halloween and will definitely enjoy this blog hop. The music on your blog is EXCELLENT for this hop. I love it!

    I am a new follower, Here's my blog if you'd like to stop by and say HI!

    simplycricutting.blogspot.com

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  106. What a great idea! I think I just might have to make something similar!!
    beckie.kellett@yahoo.com

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  107. Cute idea and I love the little monsters!

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  108. Love the idea. Too cute.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  109. What a great idea, love all the little monsters

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  110. I love all of your monsters. Thanks for showing so many of the cuts on this cart.
    Pat
    plweir@satx.rr.com

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  111. Such a unique project! I love it! I hope your daughter is enjoying using it as a countdown.

    Georgiana

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  112. These little monsters are so cute. Great layout. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,jen
    jennyscards.blogspot.com

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  113. awesome project...love it! What a great grand prize too! How I'd love one!

    lisa
    whitloli@gmail.com

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  114. I can't even begin to tell you how cute and clever and creative this is. Wow. TFS!!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking dot com

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  115. love the little monsters this a great ideas thanks for sharing
    labebeliza4us@yahoo.com

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  116. Love the Halloween things and your blog is great. Please go to my new blog and follow if you would like. It is located at:
    http://blogbykathi.blogspot.com/

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  117. Ok .. sooooooo I am sooo in love with it .... I want this cartridge soo bad but this made me want it more .... How stinkin adorable .. awesome job ... autumn lilmisstypo@gmail.com

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  118. This is so stinkin cute...love the idea...I might have to pull the old dusty bind it all out and give it a whirl....lol


    Hugs & Scraps
    Melissa
    Mseigler2423 @ aol dot com

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  119. Love your halloween countdown, that toothy pumpkin made me laugh.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  120. Love the monsters and the concept of this project! Too cute! I want to make one for Christmas now, lol! Thanks for sharing!

    Ashley
    ourwedding71809@gmail.com

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  121. This is a really great idea! I love it and it has inspired me for the upcoming holidays.

    Thank you for sharing this!
    Great Job!

    Cricut Chick
    cricutchick@rocketmaildotcom
    www.cricutchick.com

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  122. thank you so much for sharing this its awesome I love your blog jenny its great Debbie http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  123. Great giveaway--and CUTE mmonsters- Love 'em! :)

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  124. Very cute project, I just received this cartridge and may have to make on for my boys! Thanks for sharing!!

    mlhagenbuch@windstream.net

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  125. This is very cool! Nice job! thanks, christycocker@gmail.com

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  126. Love this Project!!! What an awesome idea... especially for lil' kids. TFS...
    Sweet Spooky Delights...
    www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

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  127. So cute! This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    lungtx91@gmail.com

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  128. Cute project..thanks for sharing.

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  129. cute, cute, cute love ery thing about it

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  130. So very cute!!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win such awesome prizes.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  131. What a clever idea! I am thinking this would be great for summer vacations or as a teacher I could have students create something for each of the books they read with a little review on the back. The possibilities are endless. I love it!

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  132. This is such a cute idea! Tell your DD she gets props! LOL

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

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  133. love the count down te monster are sooo cue

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  134. Such a cute idea!! I love how you made this. Your so creative :)
    Candace Pelfrey
    candacepelfrey@yahoo.com

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  135. Great calander countdown project!! Just think of all the holidays that you do a countdown calander for!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    kel_l_mg@yahoo.com

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  136. What a cute countdown book, I love all your monsters... I still have to get that cart. Well I have to hop on....
    Thanks for a fun hop....
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  137. Love mini monsters. Your project is AWESOME! Totally cute! On to the next stop!

    Wendy C.
    chloecsmom@gmail.com

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  138. Terrific project TFS!
    xdebrax@yahoo.com

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  139. What a great idea! Very clever!

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

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  140. LOL I have that paper too////great job, and tyty for invite to your blog hop !!!!!

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  141. What an adorable project...I recently got Mini Monsters; thanks for such a cute idea!!

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  142. Awe so cute ! I am wanting these two carts more and more !
    HUGS,JANIE

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  143. I love this soooo much. thanks for sharing. I will have to do this for my kids. great blog.

    weezie143@att.net

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  144. Thanks for this great chance to win the awesome scrap'n tote. Gloria C.
    gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  145. Great project!!! Thanks for sharing:)
    nlpimetnel@aol.com

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  146. WOW!!! How cute!!!! I love this idea. We love advent calendars we make them for all occasion, holidays,birthdays,vacations. I love the little monsters. I don't have this cartridge but it is on my wish list. Oh how cut would it be to put numbers on their little belly's. I love how you attached the monsters to page that is a really good idea. Thanks for sharing all your ideas and for a chance to win. Have a blessed day!agwomack@gmail.com

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  147. Thanks for doing the monsters Mash Blog hop & Marlo from Scrap ‘N Tote has generously donated one of those awsome storage systems.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

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  148. oh wow what a really cute idea!!! I just love all of those monsters.
    TFS
    Michelle

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  149. I'm posting under my last post. I just wanted to let you know that I made it all the way around the hop.

    you can reach me at my blog
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

    or my email address

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

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  150. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! :)

    amandaclark_2000 @ yahoo dot com

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  151. That is a great project!

    moonchild210 at hotmail.com

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  152. I love your project!!!! WHat a cute Halloween Idea! :)

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  153. This is SO STINKIN' cute! Gonna have to make one of these for my little nieces and nephews!

    TFS!
    Lori
    thepaisleyturtle@gmail.com

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  154. Love it! Such a cute idea!

    Hayne81@msn.com

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  155. Oh man, that is such a wonderful creative idea to use the binding as hooks!

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  156. Your little monster are so awesome!!! What a fabulous way to decorate your binding :))

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