Thursday, September 18, 2014

Argh, Matey! Say BOO & Scary On

What have you guys been doing lately?

If you missed it, Craftin Desert Divas is having her
Sneak Peeks & Blog Hops this week for her September
Stamp Release. I was part of the Sneak Peek yesterday
(scroll down to see my project!) and be sure to visit
Craftin Desert Divas today too to see more DT projects
and sneak peeks.
Then tomorrow I'll be part of Blog Hop Day 1, but 
there is also another blog hop with different DT members on Saturday.
Lots of prizes and specials, so be sure to check it all out!

I am so excited to see on Craftin Desert Divas's post today
that the winner picked from yesterday's comments
was chosen from my blog!
Thank you all who visited me yesterday and left me comments!
Go see if you were the winner!
Woo-Hoo! You just never know which blog Tara will choose
the winner from, so be sure to leave comment love
on all the DT blogs for a better chance to win!

You probably know how much Tom & I enjoy reading.
I got a NOOK a few years ago and loved it, but this year
Tom got us both a Kindle Fire.
We are currently enjoying the 30-day FREE TRIAL
of the Kindle Unlimited program.
So far this week I've listened to 2 audio books
(have them playing on my desk while I craft)
and some of the other books (non-audio).

Here's what I've been reading lately:

Movies are fun too! 
We normally watch a couple of movies a week if not more.
Here's what we've seen lately:
(one of these was a complete time waster)

So....... onto a crafty project for today!

I saw the theme at Die Cuttin Divas and couldn't wait to play along!

Here is my paper bag puppet
(Captain Hook)

I thought how fun this would be to give to our grandson, Kevin,
with some Halloween Candy inside, and then he could play with 
the puppet!

I've got so many paper bags - I NEED to start using them more!

Silhouette ID# 55861 - Captain Hook

Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Foam square used to adhere nose for dimension

Silhouette ID# 11696 - set of 6 banners
I created a shadow for the banner piece using the Offset feature

Craftin Desert Divas - Ghostly Greetings stamp set
This set is one of the sets being featured today over at 
and will be available for purchase starting Saturday!
Be sure to visit
for the specials, freebies, and sale codes for this weekend!

Here's a close-up of  the sentiment.

Long post, I know, but I sure do appreciate you hanging in there with me until the end.

Enjoy your day!
Big hugs!!

Die Cuttin Divas - Pirates
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Silhouette Chs - 3D Fall (hope a Halloween Treat Bag counts)
Shopping Our Stash - photo or image of person (Captain Hook)
Crafting By Design - childhood memories
Divas by Design - anything but a card
My Time to Craft - Halloween


  1. So cute Janis, and great for the sentiment!!

  2. Oh how fun is this!? Really cute pirate Janis :)

  3. Hi Janis, love your pirate treat bag. I'm sure your grandson will love to play with it. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a message. I'm so excited that I won. That's a good way to keep me motivated to keep my mojo going lol. Have a great day!

    Veronica G

  4. Really cute treat bag!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Great pirate! What a fab way to use a paper bag and I think Kevin would love it with some treats inside! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Who's Who" challenge!

  6. Great project, Janis! I know your grandson will enjoy playing with the pirate puppet.

    You might try making a paper bag mini album with all your bags. They're fun to decorate!

    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!


  7. Janis, this is such a great project, must try it! I think it turned out awesome!
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Adorable puppet bag!!! Thanks for joinin us at DCD

  9. oh my gosh, what an awesome pirate and perfect timing since yesterday was international talk like a pirate day!!! :) thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us so creatively this week! ♥

  10. So cute, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
    Caroline dt

  11. What a super cute bag!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  12. Just adorable!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!!!

  13. What a fun pirate! Thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  14. This is a fabulous Pirate. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  15. This is adorable Janis. Thank you so much for entering our Challenge this week at DCD.

  16. So creative. Love that it's two gifts in one; a treat bag and then a fun puppet. Great idea. Love the sentiment too
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    julie T

  17. OMG, this is just too fun! What better pirate than Hook? And a PUPPET!!! I just love it. Thanks SO much for sharing with us at Shopping our Stash!

  18. This is really cute and perfect for little ones that are still a little scared by Halloween.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges.
    Kim x