Jack Skellington Hat

Today I have a loom knitted hat that I wanted to share with you.  I've seen pictures of these hats on the net and decided that I wanted to try my hand at making one.  Thing is that I'm still trying to learn how to crochet so I broke out my looms and this is what I came up with.
To create this hat (for those of you that loom knit):
Row one: e-wrap knit
Row two:  Purl
Row three:  e-wrap knit
Row four: Purl
This completes the brim of the hat.
E-wrap knit for 20 rows.
To finish the hat do the flat drawstring bind off method that Jeannie Phillips introduced a while back.  This is for the last three rows of the hat and you can watch the video here.
For the eyes I chained 5 then crocheted in the circle with 10 single crochet stitches.
The next row I crocheted around using the half double stitch
For the last row I crocheted around using the single stitch
Then it was time to stitch the eyes, nose and mouth and viola.


So before I begin my post I'm going to admit that I did not create a handmade card or gift for Boss's Day today.  It had actually slipped my mind that that was this week so I ended up purchasing my card and gift.  However, I will be giving my boss one of the treat holders that I have created and shared with you this week.
Speaking of treats, I have one last one to share with  you for this week.  Although it's actually a treat topper and not a holder.  I found these cute little baggies of vampire teeth and 'blood' at the dollar store and thought they would be cute with this Dracula treat bag topper from My Scrap Chick.
I took one of the baggies apart and re-packaged it so that you could better see the teeth and 'blood' bag.  As you can see with the other two packages the manufacturer sealed them in the packages backward.  Who cares, right?  Well of course we do when we're crafting with them.  lol
I painted up Dracula's fangs with some red smooch.  You can probably tell that I was not precise with the coloring and that was on purpose.  After all if you have blood on your fangs it's not like it's going to be neat and in the lines.  I also used a bit of black enamel accents for the knot on the bow ties.
After putting it all together I pondered how I could add a sentiment to the topper and this is what I came up with.  I just stamped this wonderful sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas Ghostly Greetings stamp set. I then hand cut my flag and adhered it to the corner of Dracula's head.
Now I'm going to go enter this in the following challenges:
Harvest and Halloween challenge - My Scrap Chick - ends October 27th
Halloween - Craftin Desert Divas - ends October 26th

I've Got My Eyes On You

Welcome to another Skittles design team challenge.  As we drawer closer to Halloween our challenge for the next two weeks is to use "spooky" colors:  Orange, Purple, Green and/or Black.  Pick at least two of the colors mentioned and create a project. 
For my project I used all of the colors mentioned.  This week I've been on a treat holder kick so instead of designing a card I chose to create a treat holder for these great eyeball candies I found at the dollar store. 
The cutting files are from SVG Cutting Files.  I used the Eye There Candy Tube for the holder and One Eyed Harry for my cute little monster.
My stamped sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps recently released stamp set titled Frankly Frightly.
And my skittles - which you can purchase here - are from two different releases.  The black eye is from the Back to School set and the Petrified Purple is from the Spooky Fun set.
Now that you've seen my take on this period's challenge be sure to check out the other wonderful designs our team has created for you.  Then after you've been amply spooked with all the fun be sure to create your own spooky color project, link up and play along with us for your chance to win some skittles. 
Challenge Begins: October 15th
Challenge Ends: October 28th
Announce Winner: November 1st
Prize: Skittles
Ooh, and I'm entering this into the Let's Make a Treat Challenge over at SVG Cutting Files  

Spooky Secret Pal Treat Bags

Today I have some spooky fun treat bags that I would like to share you with you.  I created these for all of my co-workers who are playing along in our secret pal swap.  This way to get to have some crafty fun and MY secret pal is none the wiser.
For these treat bags I used the Cute Costume Kids file from Too Cute by Jessica.  I only used four of the six cuties and found that these guys were all easy to put together.  After piecing the cuties together I took some shipping tags that I picked up at Office Depot and embossed them using different Cuttlebug and Sizzix folders.  I then inked them with my Tim Holtz Distressed Ink and used sentiments from the Cardz TV Stamps set "Frankly Frightful" and Craftin Desert Divas stamp set "Ghostly Greetings".  On two of my cuties I decided to break out my Peachy Keen stamps and stamp their faces using the PK-490 Everyday Faces set.
Inside the treat bags is either a pouch of Zombie Juice or Blood Energy drinks.  After being inspired by a member of the Jaded Blossom design team I found these at Harcos Labs and was able to pick them up at half price.  For these I used Happy Hauntings for the potion bottles which were then stamped using sentiments from the Jaded Blossom set "Spooky Labels".  Other than the pouches there is also a small amount of candy - some of which was stamped using the Halloween Candies 2 set from Jaded Blossom.
I then put it all together and added a mini plastic skull that I found at Michaels to add a bit of spooky to the packaging.  I gave these out yesterday and the reviews were very favorable.
And now I am going to go enter this into the following challenge:
Pun Fun - Fantabulous Cricut Challenge (Happy Owl-oween!) - Ends October 19th

Say Boo

Hello my fellow crafty bloggers.   I have several treat holder projects that I'll be sharing with you over this next week.  Today's treat holder was made using the Boo to You file from Too Cute by Jessica and the Alien tube holder (minus the alien) from SVG Cutting Files. 
The treat tube holder is a square tube that can be purchased at Jaded Blossom.  It holds three of the mini Hershey candy bars.  I thought it would be fun to use a candy corn printed paper to wrap the bars since my cute ghost was holding a couple of candy corns himself.
My stamped sentiments on both the treat box and the candy bars are from the recently released Ghostly Greetings stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.  The "sign" sentiment was a last minute addition that I stamped, cut and rounded corners on then adhered off to the side of the box.  I think it ended up fitting in there perfectly.
And there you have it - a fun, quick and easy treat holder to put together.  Needless to say, I'll be putting together similar treat holders for other occasions.

Scaredy Cat

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to our second Cardz TV Card Challenge for this 'season'.  Our challenge this week is To Die For.  Create a card for Halloween using Die Cuts from your Die Cut Machine (Cricut, Silhouette, Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc.)
For my card I used:
Pumpkin from Cricut Craft Room Basics
Square from George
Using these two shapes I flipped one pumpkin and then used George as my center and welded all shapes together to create a pumpkin shaped card.
I then used this cute little scaredy cat hiding in his pumpkin from the Don't be a Scaredy Cat file by Too Cute by Jessica.  I also cut a second set of leaves at a larger size to use on the card base.
After putting the card together I stamped my sentiment using the new Cardz TV Stamps set called Frankly Frightful.  After doing that I cur a piece of my memory wire and wrapped it around the stem of my pumpkin to create the vine.
Now that you've seen my project for this week's challenge be sure to check out the other great designs our team created for you.  Then play along with us.  Link up your Halloween card for a chance to win a stamp set.  I can't wait to see what you create.

For Your Piggy Bank

Monday was my youngest daughter's birthday so I put this card together for her using the For Your Piggy Bank file from Too Cute by Jessica.  This is another one of those files that I've been hoarding for a while and finally broke out of my stash to use.  It was super easy to put together and I love how cute this turned out.
I decided that instead of using the money that was included with the file that I wanted to use money from one of the board games we used to play all the time.  But then as I went to grab one or two of the bills from the game I thought - No, I don't want to do that......So off I went to the internet where I found a good image that I printed, folded and placed in the piggy bank.
The stamped sentiment is from the Just Pigcause stamp set by Craftin Desert Diva's.