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Halloween Hat box

Wishing all my Canadian Peeps a Happy Thanksgiving!
 
If you're new to my blog Welcome!  I am so excited to be a Guest Designer over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!  I wanted to share with you a Halloween project I made last Fall, Halloween Hat Box.  Why so long to post?  Well I really wanted to try being published.  So, I waited and submitted my entry to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and I was accepted.  This project is in the current Fall issue!
My inspiration came from the $1 Store where I found the round box (reminding me of a hat box), the skull (which was a pirate) and the wee hat!
 
 
I ripped the straw hair off and added a little black soot distress ink to the skull.
 
There was a bloody skeletal hand here.  I replaced it with some ghoulish accents.
 
I needed something for the head.  So I attached an ornate frame. 
 
A 31 is always a good thing.
 
My favorite part of the whole project.  The Thinker!
 
I stacked an assortment of pumpkins for him to sit and ponder.
 
I cracked his bones and reposed him into the famous sculpture.
 
I used paper stash Laboratorie to wrap this pink box.  Adding a variety of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.
 
I filled this little jar with poison then mounted it in a corked dome.  Adding little ants and skulls helps create to haunt.
 
The Thinker is broken and reattached with hot glue.  I love positioning my guys!
 
My first time being published, Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.
 
WOOHOO!
 
Thank you Craft Hoarders Anonymous for hosting me this month. 
 
 
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Challenges I'm playing in.
 
Sizzix Halloween Challenge. 
A Vintage Journey- Heavy Metal
 
Dies used, Halloween Shadows, Iron Gate, Tapered Fringe, Gothic Boo
 
Stay tuned...Tutorials are coming
 
Thanks for stopping by!  
 

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  1. What a fabulous project! I love The Thinker!!!

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    1. I love him too! Weird how we end up where we do. Snapping bones to make skeletons pose ;)

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  2. Congrats on the publishing. You are amazing! I love this piece and may have to borrow the idea myself :) New follower and guest designed for Gloria this month too.

    Paula

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    1. Welcome Paula! Let me know if you borrow any ideas. I want to see :)

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  3. I was thrilled to have you as a guest this month at Craft Hoarders because I knew you'd share something "off the hook"! I am still giggling over the thinker skeleton! That is genius! You are hoot. And congrats on the pub!!! It is always a pleasure to see your work. I miss out Fall blog hop thingie with Pam...because you always do great things for that as well. Maybe next year.... Hugs. And Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    1. Thanks Gloria for hosting my project. I'm so pleased you are happy with it.

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  4. Awesome as always! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  5. Well done on being published Nicole! Well done on the GDT spot with Craft Hoarders too. Love, love, love this fabulous creation and like Gloria, I love that thinkder - he is brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

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  6. it is a masterpiece!! Wonderful crafting. Congratulations on being published in C.S.M.

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  7. Totally Spooky! Great thinking, for sure. Seriously now it shouts terrific talent. What a good feeling to be published. KUDOS! Don't stop now. Your tomorrow has come today. Live it!

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  8. OMG! This is awesome. I love his monocle. Congratulations on being published! Woo hoo!
    Jess

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  9. I just love this project and congrast on being published! It's been a pleasure having you as a Guest Designer with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. I love this project! So beautifully done and I love all the details :) Just popping by!

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  11. OMG Nicole, this piece is too cool!!! I LOVE the thinker, that's amazing. Fantastic hat too on the skull. Great elements added everywhere. Totally amazing piece. Karen.x

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  12. COngrats on your publishing, and totally LOVE your box!!! PINNING!!!

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    1. HEHE... I saw you Pinned. What an honor. I stalk your boards!!!!

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  13. Nicole...your Halloween box is awesome! Congrats on it being published! Isn't it amazing what a trip to the Dollar Store can inspire? haha Everything about your box is cool! I see so many Tim elements here...love them all! Congrats on being featured on Craft Hoarders Anonymous, too. Fun being together on this! <3 Candy

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    1. OMG Candy, sometimes I go to the $1 Store when I'm stumped. It's like my recharge spot.

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  14. What an awesome project! I love all the wonderfully creative ideas you used on your project. Great design and execution! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  15. An awesome project! Just love the thinker!!

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  16. Wonderful details! A great Halloween decor piece. Thank you for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It was a joy visiting your blog. ~Michelle

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  17. This piece is incredible!

    I liked it from the first time I saw it on FB! Here you can catch all the details: fabulous!





































































































































    I liked it from the first time I saw it on FB! Here I can catch all the details: fabulous!!!! Barbarayaya









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  18. This is such a fun Halloween project. Oh how I love all the details and that sitting and thinking skeleton! Love this. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

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  19. Congrats on being published - how exciting for you. I simply love every bit of this fabulous hat box. The details you have added are truly amazing. The thinker is so clever and I love the way you did the eye on skeleton. I could go on and on but I'll leave it at WONDERFUL!! Thank you for traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  20. Congratulations! Well deserved.

    How creative to reposition the skeleton hands.

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  21. This is so.....WOW! The monocle is my favorite part....such fabulous details and whimsy! Thanks so much for being our guest DT at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  22. I loved "The thinker"! So funny! Great piece you made!

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  23. What a fabulous Halloween assemblage - The Thinker is wonderful, and I absolutely love that Ornate Plate eye socket - brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  24. A fabulous project Nicole, love the assemblage and all the elements. Congrats on being published with it and thanks for sharing at A Vintage Journey. xx

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  25. This is so cool Nicole!! So many fabulous details and wonderful construction. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

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  26. loving all the projects you entered for this month's challenge Nicole and this one is my spooky favourite...thanks for joining in the fun at Inspiration Journal...hugs kath xxx

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