Saturday, October 19, 2013

Craftin Desert Divas Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop {Day 1}

Good Morning 
Welcome to the
Craftin Desert Divas Spooktacular Halloween Blog Hop!!
We are so happy that you could join us today! If this is the first time that you have hopped with us you won't be disappointed. My friends are all amazingly talented.

Please be sure to start at the beginning at Craftin Desert Divas so you don't miss out on a thing! You will not only get some inspiration, but you could win GREAT prizes, too!! You must FOLLOW and COMMENT at all of the stops both days to have a chance to win.

Here's the wonderful sponsors for this hop...
For this two day hop,  each blog on both days of will be offering a prize from a sponsor. You must visit each stop both days to be eligible to win.  Winners will be announced Oct 22. 
The complete list of winners will be on Craftin Desert Divas blog.

My sponsor is: 
who is offering the winner 1 stamp set of their choice :)

Now onto the hop....You should be coming from
Tara's ~
who is also our awesome hostess and hop start point. 
If you are just popping in, make sure to go back to see what amazing project she created!!!!!
Remember you have to comment at each stop to be eligible for the prizes.

Since I LOVE making and giving treats I made 2 different treat ideas for my boys to decide which one they wanted to hand out to their friends on Halloween.
Here they are....hope you like them :)
Here is project #1....I made some Twinkie Mummies....EEEKKK aren't they just the CUTEST???  Here is the original post where the idea came from. I have to admit it was my husband who found them :) I knew he had come craftiness in him!!!
Ok so they said these were easy to make....well they were not difficult...they just take some time. But the finished product looks and tastes so yummy!!!
To package them up, I used some clear treat bags and tied some Totally White Trendy Twine around the bottom. Then using My Creative Time~ Stitched Fun Ticket Dies and some white and black cardstock from my stash, I die cut the tickets and stamped my cute sentiment also from My Creative Time~ Spooky Starry Night stamp set.
These were a HUGE hit with the boys...

Now onto project #2....
I have been meaning to stamp these fun wooden Halloween images that I picked up from Micheal's last year and when I was going through my stash and came across them again I had the perfect idea for them. Since the Dracula is just way to cute, I set out on a mission to find some Dracula teeth as a treat.
I thought originally that the wax fangs would be a fun idea...well after getting a few home and letting my youngest have one, he was not too fond of the taste...LOL!
But instead I found these plastic mouth/fangs that had a sucker on the back (like a ring pop)
and tada...this is what came out of that...
So again, I used the clear treat bags and placed my fang suckers inside.....then using that cute Dracula stamp, I inked him up and stamped him on some white cardstock. I wanted to add alittle color to him so I took my red copic and colored his fangs and cape.
He was then mounted on a scalloped circle base and a hole was punched in the top to add as a tag. 
I wrapped some Peppermint Stick Trendy Twine around the bag, added my tag and tied a simple bow. I guess I could have left it like that, but when I saw the fun sentiment from My Creative Time~All Around Halloween I knew I had to use it :)

So there are my projects....What do you think???
They jury is still out on which will be the treat of the day :)
Well I have kept you here long enough....

Your next stop is the super talented

Here's a complete list of the line up in case you get lost along the way
Day 1 Line-up

Day 2 Line-up
Michelle -

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us!!!
Have a GREAT weekend!!!!

Entering this into the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate~ Ghostly Goodies
Just B Creative Crazy~October Linky
Craftin Desert Divas~ Halloween Party
Paper Issues~ Halloween
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes
My Craft Spot~3D Halloween
Ribbon Carousel Blog~ Fall/Halloween


  1. OMG! Both projects are just so cool and different! Such a hard decision to make for sure and I am sorry to say I can not make my mind up since I would like both of them please. LOL! TFS!

  2. So cute...and who isn't a fan of the return of the twinkies. Love your projects.

  3. Okay your twinkie mummies are about the cutest things I've ever seen! Wow, so FUN Jessica!!
    The little dracula's are fabulous too! Great job on your projects! So fun being in the hop with you!
    Sherrie K

  4. love these, love the mummies the best. hugs

  5. Oh my gosh - the twinkies are the best and the sentiment is perfect! I've never seen this before. Of course Dracula is a hit too...who wouldn't like this sweet treat!

  6. These are both super cute and they look and sound delicious ! My boys would love those treats also , great idea !


  7. Your kids are so lucky to have a mom who would go through all that work to give them a choice of treats to hand out to their classmates! Both projects are fang-tastic!

  8. Super cute projects! Bummed my kids are out of grade school, so no more holiday parties.

  9. What a great and unique idea for Halloween. I must say they look so yummy lol.
    Fabulous work
    Sharon h

  10. Both ideas are over the top adorable, Jessica! I just love those mummies so much...I'd love to try this for my nieces and nephews...and ME! So glad to be part of this hop with you my super talented friend!

  11. Both ideas are good. I likje the mummy twinkies tho. I think tey are so cute.
    I'm a follower.

  12. Both projects are fab Jessica! Those mummy twinkies are SO FUN and CUTE! The dracula tags match perfectly with the fun teeth too!

  13. Oh my...too darn those twinkie mummies!!!

  14. Both projects turned out great and look delicious

  15. Your twinkie mummies are just the funnest treat ideas ever, Jess!! They are so stinkin' adorable!! I love them!! They are too cute to eat!! And those little spooktacular!! Love your projects as always my friend!! I'm so happy to be hopping with you!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. eeek!! These are SUCH adorable and fun treats, Jessica!! The kids (and perhaps some adults too!) are going to love them!!

  17. Those twinkie mummies might be the cutest treats I've ever seen. The fangs are very cute too.
    Now following you with Bloglovin'

  18. These are too cute! Love the idea. I stopped making food treats bc of so many allergies. My son included. Be is gluten free/dairy free. I do oh and aw over everyone's ideas! So darling!

  19. I'm sure you're boys will have a blast eating them... Simply cute idea!

  20. we don't do much halloween overhere but can use this for schooltreats as well.

  21. So CUTE!! and so YUMMY! Would love to have two of these right now..LOL
    I am very Happy to be HOPPING with you!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  22. wow how super cool of you to make this for your boys. love the tags thanks for sharing

  23. those twinkie mummies are to die for!!! they are adorable.I want one...(ok maybe two) wonderful project,so awesome to be in this hop with you :) also "new" follower(I thought I already was!!!)

  24. Jessica, these are TOO cute!!! I LOVE the idea of the twinkie mummy! Your tags are perfect for both of the treats!!!

  25. Jessica, oh my geeeeee!!! I love these!!! What fabulous treats - love the little Dracula and that Twinkie.... Oh my!!!!
    Fun projects!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  26. The mummy's are super cute and look very yummy. Love the fangs.
    Cindy Lou

  27. These are super adorable! Who wouldn't love these. So happy to have you on this hop your projects are always amazing!!!

  28. Those twinkies look so yummy and those draculas are soooo cute.... I would love both :)

  29. These are so adorable! I would choose them both if I were your boys. :)

  30. These are adorable, and such awesome ideas! I can't imagine how long it took to make those twinkie mummies! You are amazing!

  31. Wow! I think that I am going to make the twinkie mummies for my Halloween party. I bet they will go over big! I love the fang candy too! So cute!


  32. OMG - those Twinkie Mummies are just classic!

  33. Wow, so cute. My favorites are the twinkie mummies!!

  34. Wow, your treats are amazing. Love the sweet & yummy mummies. Look forward to trying them.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  35. These treats are just too cute!!!

  36. Super cute Jessica! I love both projects! TFS :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  37. Oh My Jessica these are too cute! I love these little treat bags. You are awesome!
    Deb C

  38. Twinkie mummies....WHAT????? How cute are those? All of these are so adorable and look SUPER yummy!

  39. Spooktacular Halloween treat creations! Love those Twinkie mummies!

  40. Too cute! Love the little treat bags!

  41. Those mummies are a fabulous idea! Great job :)

  42. Love the "Fang-tastic" sentiment, cute projects!

  43. Such yummy treats! I love the Twinkie mummies. I haven't had a Twinkie in decades! You are an awesome mommy for making those for your boys to hand out, they will be a huge hit!

  44. they cracked me up... and what an awesome idea... i am def going to try this...

  45. I really like them both. Love the cute mummys but can see how they would take some time. The ring treats would be faster for sure and that Drac stamps is so cute. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  46. These are just the cutest treats I want to give those twinkies a try!!

  47. Very Cute!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Debby -- dpookybear at

  48. Looks like a lot of thought and work went into these goodies. Love the twink treat. I'm headed over to see how to make them now.
    thanks for sharing

  49. What an adorable project!!! great to be hopping with you!

  50. Oh Jess!! These projects are just AWESOME!! I love that your hubby found the Twinkie idea!! Too funny!! and perfect use for that stamp! I have the same one and forgot about him! Great job!!

  51. LOVE the mummies!!! Vampires and fangs are cute too!

  52. I just LOVE these Jessica!! They might actually be TOO CUTE to eat! :)

  53. Both great projects, but I especially like the Twinkie Mummies. Very original, thank the DH for his input. TFS.

  54. They are both awesome! Great idea with the fang suckers for the Dracula stamp.

  55. What fun, spooky, yummy little Halloween treats! Love them both but those twinkle mummies are calling my! Either choice is sure to be a big hit with your son's classmates - super cute!

  56. Oh my my goodness these are just adorable!! Love love it my friend and great job!! Happy Sunday

  57. The fangs are just the CUTEST thing ever!

    Hugs, Jenn

  58. Jessica ~ hahahaha ~ see out hubs can find some craftiness in them!! Of course they have to do with food but hey it starts somewhere right? Well I think these both are so "fang" FABULOUS!!! I pick both of them and will need a total of 40 each ~ TIA! LOL! Hope your weekend was wonderful!

  59. These treats look great! Love them, iI'm sure the kids had a hard time choosing.

  60. Those twinkies are so cute! I must try them out:) Thanks for the inspiration.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

  61. Your husband is creative, too! Or at least he knows how to find cool things for you to make! I hope he was able to sample the treates. :)

    Frighteningly awesome projects!

  62. Hahaha! It happened again!

    Thanks for sharing these ghoulish treats at Craftin Desert Divas! :)

  63. I featured you on the Paper Issues blog today!! Thanks for linking us up!! :)


    My fave is the MUMMIES!:)

  65. These are adorable! I would not have guessed they were Twinkies! Visiting from decorate to celebrate

  66. SUPER DUPER CUTE treat ideas Jessica, they all look YUMMY!!! :)