Friday, October 7, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop is HERE!!!

Welcome to my blog!  I am so glad you are here for the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop!  There is lots of spooky fun and prizes along the way!  You should have started at the Whimsical Wednesday Blog.  If you started here first, make sure to go to the beginning so you don't miss any of the fun and prizes!  Otherwise you should have arrived from Glora's blog.
I made a spooky home decor item for this hop and I hope you like it - I know I do!!!!  Below are the deets!

I used a paper-mache hat and covered it in spooky fabric, ribbon (including Prairie Bird Boutique crinkle ribbon!), and some sparkly twigs!  The hat illuminates too!  I have a flameless candle inside and you can see the light thru the holes I made in the hat. 






I added cut files from The Digi Bistro!  I design for this company and just love their SVGs!  The word spooky comes from the Halloween Town SVG set.  The bat, label with frame, and the witch's feet come from the Pick Your Poision SVG set.  To embellish the cuts, I used glow-in-the-dark glitter on the word Spooky and the shoe buckles.  Also, I used stickles to enhance the bats and label frame and I added mod podge to the shoes to make them shine!  I hope you have enjoyed my project!!!

Here is a list of our sponsors:

1. Trendy Twine: http://trendytwine.bigcartel.com/ Original Sample Pack
2. Trade Fish Designs: http://tradefishdesigns.com/  'Rest In Peace' Stamp Set
3. Prairie Bird Boutique: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieBirdBoutique one bundle of Shabby Crinkle   Ribbon - you get to choose the bundle.  Love this ribbon!!!

The GRAND PRIZE is from PSA Essentials. It is a stamp package, MSRP is $75.00, and it includes the Stamper Body, A Peal and Stick Stamp Set, one customized stamp, and an Orange/Black Inker.

In order to be eligible for the blog candy you must leave a comment on each blog and then go back to Whimsical Wednesday at the end of the hop and leave a comment.

I HAVE A GIVEAWAY TOO!!!  I am giving away the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous cling stamp set shown below!  Please leave a comment on this post and I will pick a random winner on Monday!  I would love it if you follow my blog, but it is not required to win. 


The next stop on the hop is Cathryn!

67 comments:

  1. OMG Mel, this is totally amazing. It sure would look great on my mantle, wink:) So creative to put the lights on the inside. I love all the fun embellishments you added to it too. I can't imagine what else you have in store for us, I will be sure to be back and check it out. Great blog candy:) Hugs!

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  2. This witches hat is AMAZING!!!! Perfect Halloween decor. I think it is SO cute! Terrific job! Hugs- Glora

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  3. OOOOHHHHH I absolutely LOVE the hat. Can't wait to see what you add to it. I'm your newest follower.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin

    the cricut scrapper at yahoo dot com

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  4. What a wonderful hat!!!!! Marvelous.

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  5. Wow, pretty awesome hat!!! I love the way it looks now! The lights are a nice touch too! Love the purple on it!!! Can't wait to see the finished product! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  6. Melanie! This is awesome!! I love your design..the fabric is awesome and the light insode is a great touch!
    TFS your fun Halloween project :)
    Jess

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  7. Wow that hat is awesome!!! Great Job!!
    Kimberly
    cutie.jensen at gmail.com
    hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. Awesome hat! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  9. awesome work ..
    very nice hat
    i m already ur follower
    hugs
    mallika
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com

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  10. OMG! This is just so very cool, I love it, it must of taken fo ever to make. Great home decor for Halloween!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  11. WOW Melanie,AMAZING job with your project,Just BEAUTIFUL!I LOVE your idea,SUPER work my friend!!:)

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  12. I LOVE the witch hat. What a great and wonderful home decor project...
    TFS!
    Hopping by from Whimsical Wednesday Blog hop.
    BTW, Im a new follower now and cant wait to see future projects
    Claire
    http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com/

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  13. So pretty! It is stylish and really brings out the halloween spirit in your home. Love it!
    Leinad
    scrapsticklepop.blogspot.com

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  14. love that witches hat...what a cool display!
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife at Gmail dot com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/
    I have a giveaway on my blog

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  15. What talent you have! The hat is just amazing! Can't wait to see your final project. Just became a follower!

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  16. Melanie, this is fantastic!! I love this hat...totally adorable on a table:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  17. Awesome witch hat :O)
    http://thehoosierstamperleahanngast.blogspot.com
    lgast24 at gmail dot com

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  18. ohhh this is fab!!! just to cool!
    kacee

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  19. Wow I love that hat, thank you for sharing, great job.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com

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  20. Ooooooo! I'm just lovin' it BIG time!! TFS:-)

    ~Tammy S

    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

    http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com

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  21. This is a great project! Love all the details! Already a follower! TFS! abusybee24@cox.net

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  22. Really, really cute!!!
    What a creative project!!

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  23. Too cool...I have to make one of these!

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  24. Love the witches hat.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

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  25. I love witches, and this hat is absolutley gorgeous. Thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy also...

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  26. Absolutely love the witch hat!

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  27. wow! amazing. cool project!

    Luanne
    myfootahead@gmail.com
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

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  28. OOOOh, your decor is just AMAZiNG! Fabulous hat! love, love, love it! xxD

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  29. That is just so cleverly made! Love it so much. Amazing detail and awesome colours. x

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  30. Awesome hat! I can't imagine what else you could add to make it better!

    Hugs
    Carrie
    cau0617 at yahoo dot com

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  31. GREAT witches hat!
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/10/wacky-doodle-wednesday-and-giveaway.html

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  32. as always fantastic work love the witches hat (my girls would love this)What a great idea to illuminate the hat. I just love viewing your work and am a current follower thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy :))

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  33. Awesome home decor! I love how you did the witches hat, it looks amazing! Tfs and have a great day .:)

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  34. That is adorable. Love it :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  35. Oh wowzah's.. Love love love your project, its just too spookfully cute..
    hugs
    Nanné

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  36. oh my melanie this is flippin awesome! love love love it :) have a great day :)

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  37. Oh wow...this is so fun and festive for Halloween. :)

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  38. This is fabulous! :o) You decorated the hat to perfection! The twigs are gorgeous and I love that you made it illuminate! The ribbon is gorgeous, too. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  39. Love your centerpiece - very nice project!

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  40. I just saw these hats at Michael's yesterday and was wondering what the heck you would ever do with them...now I know. Great project. Thanks for the giveaway and for the project.

    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  41. This is awesome! You did a wonderful job.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Crafty best,
    Sonia
    archivingangel@yahoo.com

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  42. This is SO SO SO SO COOL! I just LOVE that hat and the way it is also a luminary! I want one!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and GREAT JOB!

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  43. I love home decor inspiration! That hat turned out adorable! LOVE LOVE it!!!
    Jessica
    paperdeckerations.blogspot.com
    paperdeckerations at gmail dot come

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  44. That hat ROCKS!!! I picked up a cloth hat in hopes of making something similar to what you did- I think I need to rethink paper mache! Fabulous!

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  45. Wow Melanie! What a fun project! I would sure love to see that lit up in the dark :) Love the legs coming out from it too - that is too cute! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely TH :) I am already a follower of your sweet blog.
    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  46. OMG Melanie, this is super adorable! I love how you have the little flying bats and witch legs and boots coming from underneath the hat! Very clever idea!

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  47. AWESOME BLOSSOM!!! That hat is waaay too cute, LOVE it both ways!!! I may have to crafty lift your idea because I have some witches legs from an old wreath that I had & have been wondering what to do with! Thanks for the inspiration, new fan of your blog!
    Puppy Hugs!

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  48. Simply Marvelous! Great choice for a font on the tag and I just adore the little legs peeking out. So happy to have found your blog, again! I think I followed you a while back before Blogger got all buggers and lost everyone's friends. Happy to be a new-old follower!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  49. Oh my Melanie!! It was amazing before you added the final touches!!! WOW!! The ribbon is the perfect touch and those legs are so much fun! Such a lovely project!
    Love it!
    Amber

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  50. I love your witches hat! Too ute! TFS CallyAnn(follow)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  51. This is absolutely beautiful! I love this hat - so creative! Awesome job, Melanie!

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  52. Oh!! This witches hat is fabulous!! I love all the texture you got with the ribbon and the intricate die cuts! I'm a new follower and can't wait to browse the rest of your blog!

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  53. I really lik the way you decoratd the table. It is gorgous. I love it.

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  54. what a great project thanks so much for sharing. im a follower.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  55. I don't even have the words to describe how fabulous this is! This is one of the COOLEST Halloween decorations I have ever seen! :) :) :)
    Nita
    www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

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  56. What a great craft-super cute Halloween decoration!

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  57. WOW,love this project and the legs coming out from under it!Happy to be your newest follower.
    Jayne x
    jayne-designs.blogspot.com

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  58. Love your Spooky Witches hat. I follow both your blog and FB page
    KathyV
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

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  59. OMG, that is the cutest thing ever!!! DIG THAT HAT!

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  60. Wow I love this! The hat is amazing, and it makes me think of the wicked witch in the wizard of oz! Thanks so much!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  61. Such a unique project. I love that there have been some home decor projects in this hop I am a new follower
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  62. Woww, Love the hat. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  63. Your project is really neat! What a fun thing to have in the house around Halloween!!

    Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

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  64. Oh my gosh, Melanie, this is amazing!! I love, love, love the hat and the little feet sticking out are so fun! What a great project!!

    I'm home now, a little exhausted, but working on getting all caught up after a two week vacation out West! Hope you are doing well my sweet friend and have a great week! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  65. I cannot believe I missed this amazing project! See what happens when you get too busy, you miss the best stuff. Maybe I should glue myself to my chair so I can't go anywhere. All I can say is WOW! This is probably one of the best Halloween projects I have ever seen! Great job.

    Happy Card Encouragement Factory

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  66. I totally love this project Melanie, I'm gonna have to make one it's awesome!!

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